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Skills Practice - CMT - Chapter 13



True/False
Indicate whether the statement is true or false.
 

 1. 

Currently, Microsoft offers four service packs for Windows XP.
 

 2. 

Windows needs free space on the hard drive for normal operation, for defragmenting the drive, for burning CDs and DVDs, and for a variety of other tasks, so it’s important to delete unneeded files occasionally.
 

 3. 

Depending on how fragmented the drive and how large the drive, defragmenting it can take less than an hour or as long as all night.
 

 4. 

When a new hard drive is first installed in a system, you must first initialize the disk.
 

 5. 

You can install an OS on a spanned or striped volume that uses software RAID.
 

Multiple Choice
Identify the choice that best completes the statement or answers the question.
 

 6. 

For Windows XP, use the ____ to see which service packs are installed.
a.
Computer Properties box
c.
System Properties box
b.
Computer manager box
d.
System Manager box
 

 7. 

To view and manually install updates, click ____, and then follow the directions on-screen.
a.
Start and Windows Updates
b.
Start, Windows, and Windows Updates
c.
Start, All Programs, Accessories, and Windows Updates
d.
Start, All Programs, and Windows Updates
 

 8. 

To protect a system against malicious attack, you need to verify that ____ software is configured to scan the system regularly and that it is up-to-date.
a.
antispyware
c.
prevention
b.
firewall
d.
antivirus
 

 9. 

Files can end up in ____ segments all over the drive.
a.
blocks
c.
contiguous
b.
fragmented
d.
detached
 

 10. 

By default, Vista automatically defrags a drive every ____.
a.
Wednesday at 1:00 AM
c.
Friday at 1:00 AM
b.
Monday at 3:00 AM
d.
Tuesday at 4:00 AM
 

 11. 

Use the ____ command to defrag the drive from a command prompt window.
a.
Optimize
c.
Defrag
b.
Analyze
d.
Chkdsk
 

 12. 

To make sure the drive is healthy, you need to search for and repair file system errors using the Windows ____ utility.
a.
Defrag
c.
Analyze
b.
Chkdsk
d.
Optimize
 

 13. 

A snapshot of the system settings and configuration is called a ____.
a.
rollback point
c.
rollback unit
b.
restore unit
d.
restore point
 

 14. 

____ creates restore points at regular intervals and just before you install software or hardware.
a.
System Activation
c.
System Restoration
b.
System Protection
d.
System Prevention
 

 15. 

When you back up the system state, the registry is also backed up to the folder ____.
a.
%SystemRoot%\repair\RegBack
c.
%SystemRoot%\win32\repair\RegBack
b.
%SystemRoot%\repair\Hives
d.
%SystemRoot%\wind32\RegBack
 

 16. 

Besides backing up user data or system files, you can also back up the entire hard drive using Windows Vista ____.
a.
Automated System Backup
c.
Automated System Recovery
b.
Complete PC Recovery
d.
Complete PC Backup
 

 17. 

The user folder for an account contains a group of subfolders called the user ____.
a.
namespace
c.
profile namespace
b.
directory namespace
d.
controlled namespace
 

 18. 

If you enter a command and want to terminate its execution before it is finished, you can press ____ to do so.
a.
Ctrl+Break
c.
Ctrl+B
b.
Ctrl+V
d.
Ctrl+X
 

 19. 

The ____ command creates a subdirectory under a directory.
a.
RD
c.
CD
b.
MD
d.
AD
 

 20. 

A file with a .bat file extension is called a ____ file.
a.
script
c.
batch
b.
block
d.
binary
 

 21. 

A dynamic disk requires ____ MB of storage for the disk management database.
a.
1
c.
3
b.
2
d.
4
 

 22. 

You can use ____ to convert two or more basic disks to dynamic disks.
a.
Disk Management
c.
System Management
b.
Windows Management
d.
Computer Management
 

 23. 

When a hard drive is first sensed by Windows, it is assigned the ____ disk status.
a.
Primary
c.
Automatic
b.
Dynamic
d.
Basic
 

 24. 

A disk marked as dynamic can be used with other dynamic disks in a spanned or ____ volume.
a.
blocked
c.
striped
b.
checkered
d.
lined
 

 25. 

If you are having problems with a hard drive, volume, or mounted drive, check ____ for events about the drive that might have been recorded there.
a.
Event Viewer
c.
Event Log
b.
Windows Event Log
d.
Event Log Manager
 

 26. 

Windows Vista Ultimate offers language packs through ____.
a.
Microsoft Update
c.
Language Update
b.
Windows Update
d.
System Update
 

Completion
Complete each statement.
 

 27. 

____________________ happens over time as Windows writes files, deletes files, and writes new files to your drive.
 

 

 28. 

____________________ restores the system to its condition at the time a snapshot was taken of the system settings and configuration.
 

 

 29. 

As you work at the command prompt, you can use ____________________ characters in a filename to say that the command applies to a group of files or to abbreviate a filename if you do not know the entire name.
 

 

 30. 

The ____________________ is the folder on another volume for the mounted drive.
 

 

 31. 

Space on the disk is marked as ____________________ if it has not yet been partitioned.
 

 

Matching
 
 
Match each term with the correct statement below.
a.
Dynamic volumes
f.
Chkdsk utility
b.
Virtual memory
g.
Pagefile.sys
c.
Defragmenting
h.
Basic disk
d.
Backup
i.
System state data
e.
Mounted drive
 

 32. 

Rearranges files on the drive into as few segments as possible
 

 33. 

Searches for bad sectors on a volume and recovers the data from them if possible
 

 34. 

Used to enhance the amount of RAM in a system
 

 35. 

A hidden file stored in the root directory of drive C
 

 36. 

An extra copy of a data or software file that you can use if the original file becomes damaged or destroyed
 

 37. 

The files critical to a successful operating system load
 

 38. 

A volume that can be accessed by way of a folder on another volume so that the folder has more available space
 

 39. 

Can span more than one hard drive
 

 40. 

Can be partitioned and formatted as a stand-alone hard drive
 

Short Answer
 

 41. 

Discuss the problems that can occur as we install and uninstall software.
 

 42. 

Explain hard drive fragmentation.
 

 43. 

Discuss how much minimum space you should have free for Vista.
 

 44. 

Describe a way to save space on a Windows volume that is normally used by Internet Explorer.
 

 45. 

List and describe the Windows 2000/XP scheduled backups options.
 

 46. 

Describe Windows XP Automated System Recovery.
 

 47. 

List four uses of dynamic disks.
 

 48. 

Discuss some cautions about software RAID.
 

 49. 

List and describe the status indicators that apply only to a dynamic disk.
 

 50. 

Discuss what is involved in configuring a computer for another language.
 



 
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