September 3, 2017 | Author: Erwin Bartolome | Category: Computer Network, Network Interface Controller, Personal Computers, Computer Hardware, Computer Networking
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SAMPLE COMPUTER HARDWARE SERVICING INTERVIEW QUESTIONS 1. Give examples of network devices.  Switch, hubs, routers, bridges 2. What do you mean by MAC address?  a unique identifier assigned to most network adapters or network interface cards (NICs) by the manufacturer for identification 3. What is motherboard for you?  the primary circuit board of a personal computer, containing the circuitry for the central processing unit, keyboard, mouse and monitor, together with slots for other devices 4. Give examples of input device.  Mouse, keyboard, webcam, digital camera, drawing tablet, scanner, microphone, joystick, touch screen, barcode scanner 5. Give examples of output device.  Monitor, speaker, printer, headphones 6. Give examples of storage devices.  Internal/external hard drives, network attached storage (NAS), cd/dvd, flash drives 7. What’s the maximum hard drive size for FAT16-based Windows system?  2gb minimum hard disk for FAT16 8. How many hard drives do we generally can accommodate in a pc?  4 hard drive can be supported primary master, slave secondary master, slave 9. Name the processor lines of two major manufacturers?  Intel, AMD What are the basic expansion card types?


 ISA – Industry standard architecture

 PCI – peripheral component interface  AGP – accelerated graphics port 11. How do you clear CMOS password?  Remove the cmos battery for at least 2 minutes or the cmos jumper then re-install the battery. [Type text]

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What is TCP/IP?  CP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) is the basic communication language or protocol of the Internet. It can also be used as a communications protocol in a private network (either an intranet or an extranet).


Where’s MBR located on the disk?  The MBR is located at the first sector of the hard disk. It is located in sector 0, track 0, head 0, cylinder 0 of the primary active partition.


How many logical drives can we possibly fit into a physical disk?  Maximum of 24 logical drives. The extended partition can only have 23 logical drives.

15. What is expansion slot? What are the common expansion slots found in compatible computers?  ISA – Industry standard architecture  PCI – peripheral component interconnect  AGP – accelerated graphics port  AMR – audio/modem riser  CNR – communication and network riser  EISA – extended industry standard architecture  PCIe - peripheral component interconnect express  VESA - Video Electronics Standard Association 16.

Gives examples of add-on devices being added to PCI slots?  NIC/LAN cards, sound cards, tv tuners, firewire cards


What is BIOS?  It stands for basic input-output system. It controls the most fundamental operations of a computer and it is necessary to start a computer.


What is a byte?  It is eight binary digits. It is the smallest unit a computer works with at once.


What is control panel?  A system utility that comes with Windows that allows the use to change a variety of system settings.


Define modem. What is its function?  A modem (modulator-demodulator) is a device that modulates an analog carrier signal to encode digital information, and also demodulates such a carrier signal to decode the transmitted information

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