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S No. Question Answer
1In computer tecnology what does 'e' in e-mail stand forElectronic
2For receiving sending e-mail one of these is not required a] Telephone line b] speaker c]Modem d]An account with Internet service providerSpeaker
3What is CD-ROMCompact-Disc-Read-Only-Memory
4All input and output devices like the key board,the printer and the mouse are connected to the system through ------ Ports
5The contents of the RAM are lost when the computer is switched off- say true or falseTrue
6-----contains microprocessor,clock chip,Memory-RAM and ROM,Bus and portsMotherboard
7The clock speed is one way of measuring the speed of a computer.Say true or falseTrue
8In a-----port eight bits are queued and sent bit by bit where as in -----port all the eight bits are transferred simultaneouslySerial,parallel
9This converts the A.C. input to D.C. out put of 5 and 12 volts and provides cable connectors to suplly required voltage to the other internal components like the floppy drives the hard disc drives, the motherboard and external device such as the keyboard.SMPS[Switched-Mode-Power-Suply
10you have to install a special piece of hard ware on the motherboard sothat your PC is able to perform the special functions like producing music ,reproducing video clippings even though they are not normally programmed to do so.What are these called?Add-on-cards
11In computer terminology what does RAM stand forRandom-Access-Memory
12Head Quarters of Microsoft Co. is located in this city of USARedmond
13Any errors in computer hard ware or soft ware caused due to faulty design is calledBugs
14In Nov.2000,microsoft's corporate network was invaded by some attacker and saw some of its source codes using virus calledQAZ
15What is ment by PDF in relation to computer terminologyPortable-Document-Format
16What is DOSDisk-Operating-System
17What happens when the computer battery dies.You loose all the informationon on the CMOS chip,including the correct date and time and the types of disks installed on the computer.In the absence of CMOS data,the BIOS reverts to its default settings,so the compuetr might be able to start even when the battery is dead.However,the drives often behavestrangely if the default settings donot match the atcual system
18What is device conflict.A device conflict occurs when two devices are trying to claim the same system resource for themselves.
19How do you detect a device conflictTo detect a device conflict:-Right click on the My Computer icon on the desktop and choose properties.Click on the Device Manager tab.Look for a device with a yellow circle and an exclamation point next to it; this indicates a device conflict.
20How to resolve a device conflictTo resolve the conflict:-Double click on the device with the conflict.Its properties dialog box appears.Click on the Resources tab.Check the conflicting device list.If a conflict is listed, note whether it is an Input/Output Range conflict or an IRQ conflict.Deselect the use Automatic Settings check box.Open the Setting based on drop-down list and choose a new configuration.Keep trying different confugerarions until you find one that reports No Conflicts in the Conflicting device list.Click on ok to close the dialog box.Click on close to close the System properties dialog box.Try using the device;it should work now.


Some definitions.

Master:- The IDE device that controls the device chain.Each IDE port on a mother board can support two devices.The primary device is the Master;it talks directly to the processor.The secondary device is the slave;its ordes come from the processor through the master device.IDE devices usually have jumpers that determine master or slave status.
Slave:- It is a secondary device in atwo device IDE chain.
IDE :-The most popular type of hard disk interface.Each mother board has two IDE interfaces that can each support two devices that can be plugged into an IDE interface include some CD-ROM drives and ZIP drives.
Jumpers:-Small plastic blocks that fit over two or more pins that stick up from a circuit board to change low level setting on it like DIP switches but cheaper to manufacture.
LAN:-Stands for Local Area Network ,a network confined to a small area such as a single building.
DIP switches:-Small switches like light swtches on acircuit board that control lowlevel settings(much as jumpers do).
AT mother board:-A mother board in which the card interface slots run parallel to the wide edge of the board.
ATX mother board:-A mother board in which the card interface slots run parallel to the narrow edge of the mother board.
Virtual memory:-Virtual memory uses a portion of your hard disk to simulate extra memory(that is RAM) when more is needed than the system actually contains.)
SCSI:-This stands for small computer system interface.A type of device interface that runs avariety of devices,such as hard disks,scanners,and CD-ROM drives.
DIMM :-Stands for Dual Inline Memory Module.A new kind of memory(RAM)for PCs that is faster and better than the older SIMM type.The most popular type is S-DRAM DIMMs.
Freeware :-Software that can be freely distributed without charge.Compare to Shareware.
Shareware :-Software that is freely distributed in trial form;users are honor bound to pay for it if they like it and continue to use it.
Toner :-The dry ink used by laser printers
FDISK:-The utility programme used to partition a hard drive.
Device driver :-A file that controls the interaction between a specific device and windows.


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