You have purchased a new computer that includes a port marked “IEEE 1394.” What is a more common name for this port?
You want to use a new boot CD-ROM to run some diagnostics on a computer, but the system is configured to boot from the hard drive instead of the CD-ROM drive. What will allow you to manage the order of the boot drives?
You’ve been asked to install a new application on a server on the other side of the country. The easiest way to install the application is directly from the console of the server. What utility will allow you to control the server and install the application?
During the startup process of one of your computers, an error message appears in the middle of the screen with a generic error code and message. The error does not identify the application that caused the message, and there are so many applications launching during startup that it’s difficult to know exactly which one is causing this message to appear. The rest of the Windows startup process operates normally and the computer works as expected. Where is the best place to get more information about this error message?
You’re installing a SATA drive into a computer, and you notice that the drive contains two different power connectors. One of the power connectors is the traditional four-pin “Molex” power connection, and the other is the newer SATA power interface. Which one of these power connections should be used for your hard drive installation?
You’ve been asked to dispose of one-hundred old laptop computers, but you know that many of the components of these systems contain hazardous materials. Where is the best source of information on how to dispose of these components?
You’re planning to build a computer at home, and you notice that your new motherboard includes two SATA interfaces. How many hard drives can connect to a single SATA drive interface?
One of your friends needs a MIDI interface for his computer. What kind of device normally attaches to the end of a MIDI interface?
You are organizing the files on your hard drive, and you’d like to create separate directories to organize your spreadsheets by month and year. What command line function can be used to create a directory?
Which RAID type provides high performance but doesn’t provide any redundancy of data?