Computer Hardware Interview Questions and Answers | Basic Computer Knowledge

  • 1. With respect to a network interface card, the term 10/100 refers to
   A.) minimum and maximum server speed
   B.) megabits per seconds
   C.) protocol speed
   D.) a fiber speed

Answer: Option 'B'

​megabits per seconds

  • 2. Which Motherboard form factor uses one 20 pin connector
   A.) ATX
   B.) AT
   C.) BABY AT
   D.) All of the above

Answer: Option 'A'

ATX

  • 3. When installing PCI NICS you can check the IRQ availability by looking at
   A.) dip switches
   B.) motherboard BIOS
   C.) CONFIG.SYS
   D.) jumper settings

Answer: Option 'B'

​motherboard BIOS

  • 4. A hard disk is divided into tracks which are further subdivided into:
   A.) clusters
   B.) sectors
   C.) vectors
   D.) heads

Answer: Option 'B'

​sectors

  • 5. Missing slot covers on a computer can cause?
   A.) over heat
   B.) power surges
   C.) EMI
   D.) incomplete path for ESD

Answer: Option 'A'

over heat

  • 6. A wrist grounding strap contains which of the following:
   A.) Surge protector
   B.) Capacitor
   C.) ​Resistor
   D.) Voltmeter

Answer: Option 'C'

​Resistor

  • 7. What could cause a fixed disk error.
   A.) No-CD installed
   B.) bad ram
   C.) slow processor
   D.) Incorrect CMOS settings

Answer: Option 'D'

Incorrect CMOS settings

  • 8. Which standard govern parallel communications?
   A.) RS232
   B.) RS-232a
   C.) IEEE 1284
   D.) CAT 5

Answer: Option 'C'

​IEEE 1284

  • 9. From what location are the 1st computer instructions available on boot up?
   A.) ROM BIOS
   B.) CPU
   C.) CONFIG.SYS
   D.) boot.ini

Answer: Option 'A'

ROM BIOS

  • 10. In laser printer technology, what happens during the conditioning stage?
   A.) The corona wire places a uniform positive charge on the paper
   B.) A uniform negative charge is placed on the photosensitive drum
   C.) A uniform negative charge is placed on the toner
   D.) All of the above

Answer: Option 'B'

A uniform negative charge is placed on the photosensitive drum