Flashing the BIOS

Flashing the BIOS

The main functionality of the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) is to perform the initial hardware checks after the computer is powered on and start up the operating system.


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Which of the following resources can be used by an Operating System (OS) to communicate with hardware? (Select 2 answers)


·         Device drivers
System BIOS


In modern PCs, the procedure of replacing BIOS contents is sometimes referred to as:


·         Flashing the BIOS


BIOS updates are performed in order to: (Select all that apply)


·         Repair damaged BIOS
Provide support for new types of attached hardware
Fix known programming errors discovered in the current BIOS version


Which of the following terms refer to BIOS types that can be updated without removing the BIOS chip from a motherboard? (Select 2 answers)


·         EEPROM
Flash Memory


Which Microsoft Windows OS utility can be used to view basic information about computer's BIOS?


·         MSINFO32.EXE


Power failure during BIOS upgrade can be the cause of irreversible damage to the computer system


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After a normal system shutdown, when the computer is turned off, contents of the memory used to store BIOS settings are:


·         Retained


Which of the acronyms listed below refers to a series of basic hardware diagnostic tests performed by the startup BIOS after the computer is powered on?


·         POST


After replacing a modular hardware component inside computer case, the updated information about specific parameters of the new device can be stored in: (Select 2 answers)


·         Flash memory


After completing the initial diagnostics and assigning system resources, the startup BIOS program checks for information about secondary storage devices that might contain the OS. The list of devices and the order in which they should be checked can be found and arranged in the CMOS setup utility, and this option is commonly referred to as:


·         Boot sequence


In order to work, an integrated component such as Network Interface Card (NIC) on a newly assembled computer system may need to be first:


·         Enabled in the advanced BIOS settings menu


After launching Windows Virtual PC application technician receives error message stating that the Hardware-Assisted Virtualization (HAV) feature is not enabled on the computer. Which of the following steps might help in fixing this problem?


·         Getting into the CMOS setup utility and enabling the virtualization technology setting


The CMOS setup utility can be accessed by pressing:


·         The key set by the motherboard manufacturer for accessing CMOS setup utility during boot


CMOS settings can be set to factory defaults by: (Select all that apply)


·         Reseating the CMOS battery on the motherboard
Choosing the default configuration option in the CMOS setup utility


Which of the following answers refers to a firmware interface designed as a replacement for BIOS?


·         UEFI


What kind of user permission restrictions can be set in BIOS? (Select all that apply)


·         User password required to proceed when the computer is powered on
Password-restricted access to the BIOS setup utility (Supervisor password)


Which of the following statements is true?


·         Aborted BIOS update could render the computer unusable


Which type of password provides the highest level of permissions in BIOS?


·         Supervisor


What is LoJack?


·         Security feature used for locating stolen desktops, laptops, or tablets


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