Best 59 Hardware Interview Questions

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  1. Is it possible to increase the number of available PCI slots on my computer?
  2. How can I print to a printer connected to an Airport Base Station?
  3. What is the difference between the DVD-R and DVD+R formats?
  4. What is the difference between Firewire 1394a and 1394b?
  5. Can I put my computer (tower) on its side, or does it need to stand up?
  6. Why is my mouse jumpy?
  7. What is a lost cluster?
  8. Why is my monitor’s screen smaller than advertised?
  9. Why does a 20″ flat screen display have a larger screen than a 20″ CRT monitor?
  10. Can I hook up two computers to one display or monitor?
  11. If I hook up two monitors to my computer, can two people work on the system at the same time?
  12. What does it mean to defragment a hard disk?
  13. Are Zip disks more reliable than 3.5″ diskettes (floppy disks)?
  14. Why does my hard drive make a lot of noise?
  15. Why does my hard drive spit and shutter so much even after I defragmented it?
  16. What would I want to partition my hard drive?
  17. What does it mean to reformat a hard drive?
  18. What is the difference between AGP and PCI graphics cards?
  19. Why won’t my scanner work?
  20. Why do videos run slow on my computer?
  21. How do find out how much RAM my computer has and how much it is using?
  22. How can I upgrade my computer to USB 2.0?
  23. Can I use a generic v.92 modem from Wal-Mart in my Dell computer?
  24. What is the difference between the AMD Athlon and Intel Pentium processors?
  25. What does scalable mean, in reference to a computer?
  26. Can I still start my computer if my hard drive fails?
  27. Why won’t my computer boot up after I installed new memory?
  28. What does it mean to “power cycle” a device?
  29. How can I tell if my CD/DVD drive burns CDs or DVDs?
  30. How can I make sure everything is deleted off my hard drive before I sell my computer?
  31. How do I know if the blank CDs & DVDs I buy are rewritable?
  32. Is it possible to recover files off a disk that has been reformatted or initialized?
  33. What do I need in order to burn my own CDs?
  34. What is the difference between an AGP and a PCI graphics card?
  35. How can I tell if a memory module is ECC parity RAM or non-ECC non-parity RAM?
  36. Can I replace non-ECC memory with ECC memory?
  37. How do I open files from a USB flash drive?
  38. Why won’t my new IDE hard drive work after I just installed it?
  39. What is the difference between a double density (DD) diskette, and a high density (HD) diskette?
  40. Why is monitor’s screen blank when I start up my computer?
  41. I changed my monitor’s color settings and can’t see anything now. What should I do?
  42. How can I connect my computer to a TV or television screen?
  43. What are some examples of computer peripheral devices?
  44. Why is the picture on my monitor fuzzy?
  45. How many monitors can I hook up to my desktop computer?
  46. Why does my monitor display a “Sync. Out of Range” error message?
  47. Can I fax a document without a fax machine?
  48. What does it mean when a computer is “low on resources?”
  49. What is the difference between physical memory and available memory?
  50. What is the difference between memory and hard disk space?
  51. What is the difference between burning and ripping?
  52. Will a USB 1.0 or 1.1 device work with my computer that only has USB 2.0 ports?
  53. What are the Alt (Option) and Control (Ctrl) keys for?
  54. What is the difference between “recover” and “restore?”
  55. Can I use my internal hard drive as an external hard drive?
  56. Will adding more RAM give my computer more free space?
  57. Can I transfer a program like Print Shop that is on many CDs to a single DVD?
  58. What is the difference between a USB hard drive and a USB flash drive?
  59. How can I free up space on my hard disk?

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  1. Basant Kumar says:

    Please mail me answers because on 14th, Aug is my interview date.

  2. aman says:

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  3. vinayak says:

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  4. Md Asgar says:

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  5. biresh says:

    All the questions are very very helpful to me.pls send answers to my mail.

  6. raghunath says:

    pls, send me the answers for this questions as soon as possible sir.

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