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Unformatted text preview: CompTIA A+ - Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC – 7th Edition – Jean Andrews
Chapter 14 – Reviewing the Basics 1. List four ways to start Task Manager. Ctrl + Alt + Delete Right click a blank area on the taskbar then select TASK MANAGER on the shortcut menu Ctrl + Shift + Esc Enter taskmgr.exe in the Vista Start Search box 2. If a program is not responding, how can you stop it? Select it in the TASK MANAGER & clicking the END TASK button at the bottom of the window. 3. If a program is using too much of system resources and bogging down the other applications, what can you do to fix the problem? Close all applications & open TASK MANAGER, check APPLICATIONS tab to make sure no applications are running, click the PROCESSES tab. Any extra processes you see might be caused by unwanted applications running in the background or malicious software running. You can always End the Process. 4. How can you get a list of users currently logged onto the computer? View the USERS tab in the TASK MANAGER 5. What is the program filename & extension of the System Configuration utility? Msconfig.exe 6. What tool in the Window Vista, used to temporarily disable a startup program, is not available in Windows XP? CompTIA A+ - Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC – 7th Edition – Jean Andrews
Chapter 14 – Reviewing the Basics Software Explorer 7. I f a nonessential service is slowing down startup, how can you permanently disable it? SERVICES CONSOLE 8. What should be the startup type of a service that should not load at startup but might be used later after startup? Automatic (Delayed Start) What tool can you use to set the startup type of a service? SERVICES CONSOLE 9. List 3 snap-ins that can be found in both the Windows Vista and Windows XP Computer Management windows that are used to manage hardware and track problems with hardware. Event Viewer Disk Management Device Manager 10. What is the file extension of a console that is managed by Microsoft Management Console? .msc 11. What are the program filename and extensions of the Microsoft Management Console? mmc.exe CompTIA A+ - Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC – 7th Edition – Jean Andrews
Chapter 14 – Reviewing the Basics 12. Which log in Event Viewer would you use to find out about attempted logins to a computer? Security log 13. Which log in Event Viewer would you use if you suspect a problem with the hard drive? System log 14. What is the program filename and extension of the Reliability and Performance Monitor? Perfmon.msc 15. What is the path to the Ntuser.dat file in Windows Vista? C:\Users\username\Ntuser.dat 16. How is the Ntuser.dat file used? It holds preferences & settings of the currently logged on user 17. Which registry key contains information that Device Manager uses to display information about hardware? Current Config (HKCC) 18. What tool in Windows XP do you use to back up the system state? Ntbackup 19. What is the Vista tool that can give you a quick report of the overall performance of the system? Windows Experience Index 20. To improve Windows performance, you decide to disable the indexer used for Windows search. Will Windows search still work? yes CompTIA A+ - Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC – 7th Edition – Jean Andrews
Chapter 14 – Reviewing the Basics 21. What 3 indicators in Task manager can be used to find which program has a memory leak? Memory Private Working Set Handles Threads 22. Why is it best to not disable the UAC box? Because it can protect your system from malicious programs 23. What key do you press at startup to load the system in Safe mode? F8 24. If performance improves when Windows is loaded in Safe Mode, what can you conclude? That nonessential startup programs are slowing down the system when Windows boots normally 25. If performance does not improve when Windows is loaded in Safe Mode, what can you conclude? That the problem is with a hardware device, a critical driver or a Windows component 26. When using MSconfig to stop startup services, including Microsoft services, which service should you not stop so that restore points will not be lost? Volume Shadow Copy 27. What is the purpose of the Windows Installer service? 28. In what folder does Task Scheduler keep scheduled tasks? C:\Windows\System32\Tasks CompTIA A+ - Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC – 7th Edition – Jean Andrews
Chapter 14 – Reviewing the Basics 29. In what folder is the most installed software likely to be found? C:\Program Files 30. What is the name of the Control Panel applet used to uninstall software in Vista? Vista Program and Features ...
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- Spring '11