Computer Systems Servicing 10 Group Assessment Test

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What is the minimum RAM requirement for running Windows XP?

128MB RAM or higher

If you fail to press any key to boot the CD, what will happen?

It will return to the boot menu

What key should you press to install third-party or RAID drivers?


After reading the license agreement, which function key do you press to start the installation of Windows XP?


Where is the typical location for installing the operating system?

Drive C

Which file system is usually used during the installation of an operating system like Windows XP?


What action should you take when you see the message 'Press any key to boot from CD' after the folder copy phase is complete?

Press any key

What is the next phase after the setup folder copy phase and reboot?

GUI setup

What action should be taken immediately after the first boot phase?

Network Setup

Which component is NOT part of the system unit?


Which technology abbreviation stands for 'Peripheral Component Interconnect'?


What should you do if you want to change the file system on a partition?

Format the correct partition

Why is it important to have all the necessary components before assembling a computer?

To save time and avoid delays in the assembly process

What is the significance of carefully installing the motherboard in a computer system?

Ensures stable connections and functionality of the entire system

Why are manuals important during the computer assembly process?

Provide guidance with illustrations and instructions

What is the consequence of carelessly lining up pins and placing a chip in its socket?

Risk damaging the chip and motherboard

Why is making proper connections crucial during PC assembly?

Ensures all components work together correctly

What is the importance of inserting memory modules into proper sockets during assembly?

Ensures secure attachment and proper functioning of memory

Study Notes

Computer Systems Servicing

  • The system unit contains components such as motherboard, power supply unit (PSU), RAM/memory, hard disk drive (HDD), optical disk drive (ODD), floppy disk drive (FDD), central processing unit (CPU), system fan, CPU fan, and heat sink.

PC Disassembly and Assembly

  • There is a connection between PC disassembly and assembly and the installation of the operating system.

PC Assembly and Installation

  • Begin assembling the computer only when all necessary components are available.
  • Building a PC requires sufficient space.
  • Care should be taken when installing the motherboard.
  • Manuals are usually helpful and include illustrations.
  • Memory modules should be inserted into their proper sockets and pushed down firmly and evenly until the clips on both sides of the socket pop into place.
  • Making the proper connections is crucial to successfully assembling a PC system.
  • When attaching hardware and peripherals, ensure they are connected to the correct locations or ports.
  • When attaching cables, avoid forcing a connection.

Acronyms in Computer Systems

  • SATA stands for Serial Advanced Technology Attachment.
  • PATA stands for Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment.
  • ATX stands for Advanced Technology Extended.
  • AGP stands for Accelerated Graphics Port.
  • PCI stands for Peripheral Component Interconnect.
  • OS stands for Operating System.
  • FAT stands for File Allocation Table.
  • NTFS stands for New Technology File System.
  • GUI stands for Graphical User Interface.
  • BIOS stands for Basic Input/Output System.
  • OOBE stands for Out-of-Box Experience.
  • DVD-ROM stands for Digital Versatile Disk-Read Only Memory.
  • VGA stands for Video Graphics Array.
  • CD-ROM stands for Compact Disk-Read Only Memory.
  • MHz stands for Megahertz.

Windows XP Installation

  • The minimum requirements for Windows XP include 128MB RAM or higher, CD-ROM or DVD-ROM, and 4.3 GB hard disk space or more.
  • If you fail to press any key to boot the CD, the computer will restart.
  • Press F6 to install any third-party or RAID drivers.
  • Press F8 to start the installation after reading the license agreement.
  • The operating system is typically installed on Drive C.
  • NTFS is usually used as the file system during installation.
  • When installing Windows XP on a system with multiple partitions, it is important to format the correct partition.
  • After the folder copy phase is complete, the system will reboot, and you should press any key to boot from CD.
  • The GUI setup follows the folder copy phase and reboot.
  • The next phase after the first boot phase is Welcome to Windows.

This quiz covers labeling parts of the motherboard and back panel of the system unit, as well as identifying components inside the system unit. Test your knowledge on computer systems servicing with this group assessment.

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