. If a word is typed that is not in Word’s dictionary; a ____________ wavy underline appears below the word.
A spooler is a (n):
1.location in memory that maintains the contents of a document until it prints out
3.program that coordinates the print jobs that are waiting to print
4.message sent from the printer to the operating system when a print job is completed
1.load the operating system into RAM.
2.the power-on self-test
3.activate the basic input/output system (BIOS)
4.load application programs
1.Safe Mode is a special diagnostic mode.
2.Safe Mode loads all nonessential icons
3.Safe Mode allows users to troubleshoot errors
4.Safe Mode loads only the most essential devices
1.any amount of RAM can be allocated to virtual memory
2.the setting for the amount of hard drive space to allocate to virtual memory can be manually changed
3.this temporary storage is called the swap file (or page file)
4.virtual memory is physical space on the hard drive
An interrupt handler is a (n):
1.location in memory that keeps track of recently generated interrupts
4.special numeric code that indicates the priority of a request
Ensuring that the essential peripheral devices are attached and operational is the ____________ process.
Software; such as viruses; worms and Trojan horses; that has a malicious intent; is known as:
4.the hard drive
The blocks of code; included in the operating system; that software applications interact with are known as:
1.application programming interfaces (APIs)
2.complimentary metal-oxide conductors (CMOS)
The combination of the operating system and the processor is referred to as the computer’s:
The definition of thrashing is:
1.swapping data between virtual memory and RAM too frequently
2.insufficient hard disk space
3.too many processors being managed by the operating system
4.inaccurate information stored in the registry
The following message generally means:
1.a no system floppy has been left in the floppy disk drive.
2.the CD drive is not functioning.
3.the BIOS is corrupted
4.there is a problem loading a device
The internet is ......
1.a large network of networks
2.an internal communication system for a business
3.a communication system for the Indian government
4.All of these
The operating system allows users to organize the computer’s contents in a hierarchical structure of directories that include all of the following EXCEPT:
The operating system controls access to the processor by assigning a (n) ____________ to each task requiring the processor’s attention
2.slice of time
1.provide a way for the user to interact with the computer.
2.manage the central processing unit (CPU).
3.manage memory and storage.
4.enable users to perform a specific task such as document editing.
1.maintain pages of documents that are being spooled to the printer.
2.hold a program’s data or instructions in virtual memory when it can’t fit in RAM.
3.prevent thrashing in a multitasking environment.
4.allow multiple print jobs to print their pages out simultaneously.
The unique signal; generated by a device; that tells the operating system that it is in need of immediate attention is called an:
The ____________ button on the quick access Toolbar allows you to cancel your recent commands or actions.
The ____________; stored on a ROM chip; is responsible for loading the operating system from its permanent location on the hard drive into RAM.
To delete an incorrect character in a document; ____________ to erase to the right of the insertion point.
1.press the left mouse key
2.double-click the right mouse key
3.press the BACKSPACE key
4.press the delete key
Virtual memory is typically located:
1.on a floppy disk
2.in the CPU
3.in a flash card
4.on the hard drive
What is a backup?
1.Restoring the information backup
2.An exact copy of a system’s information
3.The ability to get a system up and running in the event of a system crash or failure
4.All of these
1.The Scandisk utility begins to run
2.The video card and video memory are tested
3.The BIOS identification process occurs
4.Memory chips are checked to ensure they are working properly
Which of the following is the correct sequence of actions that takes place during the bootup process?
1.Load operating system ? Activate BIOS ? Perform POST ? Check configuration settings
2.Activate BIOS ? Perform POST ? Load operating system ? Check configuration settings
3.Perform POST ? Load operating system ? Activate BIOS ? Check configuration settings
4.Activate BIOS ? Check configuration settings ? Perform POST ? Load operating system
1.character; file; record; field; database
2.character; record; field; database; file
3.character; field; record; file; database
4.Bit; byte; character; record; field; file; database
1.Files may share the same name or the same extension but not both
2.Every file in the same folder must have a unique name
3.File extension is another name for file type
4.The file extension comes before the dot (.) followed by the file name
1.Existing program files and icons disappear.
2.The CD-ROM stops functioning.
3.The Web browser opens to an unusual home page.
4.Odd messages or images are displayed on the screen
____ is the ability of an operating system to control the activities of multiple programs at the same time.
3.Database Management Systems