Disk Management - Operating System Questions & Answers

1.

For most computers, the bootstrap is stored in ________

   A.) ROM
   B.) RAM
   C.) Cache
   D.) Tertiary storage

Answer: Option 'A'

ROM

2.

The two steps the operating system takes to use a disk to hold its files are _______ and ________

   A.) partitioning & logical formatting
   B.) swap space creation & caching
   C.) caching & logical formatting
   D.) logical formatting & swap space creation

Answer: Option 'A'

partitioning & logical formatting

3.

The header and trailer of a sector contain information used by the disk controller such as _________ and _________

   A.) main section & disk identifier
   B.) error correcting codes (ECC) & sector number
   C.) sector number & main section
   D.) disk identifier & sector number

Answer: Option 'B'

error correcting codes (ECC) & sector number

4.

Defective sectors on disks are often known as __________

   A.) good blocks
   B.) destroyed blocks
   C.) bad blocks
   D.) none of the mentioned

Answer: Option 'C'

bad blocks

5.

An unrecoverable error is known as _________

   A.) hard error
   B.) tough error
   C.) soft error
   D.) none of the mentioned

Answer: Option 'A'

hard error

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