Problems with a device can sometimes be solved by updating the ____ or firmware.
Devices and their device drivers are managed using ____.
____ systems and peripherals have the U.S. Green Star, indicating that they satisfy certain energy-conserving standards of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Safely Remove Hardware
To protect the data on a USB storage device while removing it, double-click the ____ icon in the notification area before removing the device.
FireWire and i.Link are common names for another peripheral bus officially named ____.
____ supports speeds up to 400 Mbps and is sometimes called FireWire 400.
____ can use cables up to 100 meters (328 feet), and uses a 9-pin rectangular connector.
IEEE 1394 uses ____ data transfer, meaning that data is transferred continuously without breaks.
A serial port is provided by the motherboard or might be provided by an adapter card called a(n) ____ card.
____ CRT monitors draw a screen by making two passes.
A(n) ____ monitor (also called a progressive monitor) draws the entire screen in one pass.
A ____ is an input device that uses a monitor or LCD panel as the backdrop for input options.
A _____ device is an input device that inputs biological data about a person which can be input data to identify a person's fingerprints, handprints, face, voice, eye and handwritten signature.
Ports on the motherboard can be disabled or enabled in ____ setup.
BIOS manages ____ lines that are used by a device to hail the CPU asking for data to be processed.
The ____ assignments refer to the system resources a parallel port will use to manage a print job.
f you have an available eSATA external port, you can use a protective hard drive ____ that will house and protect a hard drive outside the computer case.
A ____ plug is a tool used to test a serial, parallel, USB, network, or other port.
If you are trained to open a monitor case to replace a fuse, unplug the monitor and wait at least ____ minutes before opening the case so that capacitors have completely discharged.
Chips sometimes loosen because of temperature changes; this condition is called ____.
For laptops, you can adjust the brightness of the display using ____ keys.
The goal of ____ technology is to use sights, sounds, and animation to make computer output look as much like real life as possible.
0 and 1
Computers store data digitally and ultimately as a stream of only two numbers: ____.
After the sound is recorded and digitized, many sound cards convert and compress the digitized sound to ____ format.
MP3 sound files have a(n) ____ file extension.
A ____ card can turn your computer into a television.
A video _____ card lets you capture this video input and save it to a file on your hard drive.
____ are smooth and level areas on an optical disc.
____ are recessed areas on the surface of an optical disc.
In order to read each sector on the spiral of a CD at a constant ____, the disc spins faster when the read-write head is near the center of the disc.
A single-sided, single-layer DVD can hold ____ GB
A double-sided, dual-layer DVD can hold ____ GB
____ drives are a great method of keeping backups of data stored on your hard drive.
____ is a common compression standard for storing photos.
____ is a set of standards that are used to represent music in digital form.
A ____ provides slots for memory cards and can be an internal or external device.
primary master, primary slave, secondary master, and secondary slave
For EIDE, there are four choices for drive installations: ____.
When installing an optical drive, for a PATA interface set the jumper on the ____ of the drive.
To prevent a CD, DVD, or BD from automatically playing when AutoPlay is enabled, hold down the ____ key when inserting a disc.
A CD can hold about ____ of data.
When burning a CD, DVD or BD, the hard drive needs some temporary holding space for the write process and should have at least ____ of free space.
Emergency eject hole
If a disc gets stuck in the drive, use the ____ to remove it.
Recent statistics show that more than ____% of personal computers purchased today are notebook computers.
Most notebook manufacturers provide ____ software that can help you test components to determine which component needs replacing.
When you first purchase a notebook, make sure you have a ____ CD containing the installed OS so you can recover from a failed hard drive.
A ____ station provides the same functions as a port replicator, but provides additional slots for adding secondary storage devices and expansion cards.
____ cards include one or more variations of PC Card, CardBus, and ExpressCard. a. PCMCIA
A(n) ____ is about the size of a credit card, but thicker.
The latest PCMCIA standard is ____, which uses the PCI Express bus standard or the USB 2.0 standard.
A(n) ____ is an electrical device that changes DC to AC.
In ____ sleep, all work is saved to the hard drive, but the system still maintains a trickle of power.
In Windows XP, ___ mode is similar to VISTA sleep mode and corresponds to ACPI S3 mode.
IBM and Lenovo ThinkPad notebooks use a unique and popular pointing device embedded in the keyboard called a ____ or point stick.
A mouse, graphics tablet, or other input device is likely to use a(n) ____ port.
You can adjust the way the touch pad or works on a laptop using the ____ box.
Use the ____ box to adjust pointer speed, mouse trails, pointer size, how the touch pad buttons work, and other settings for pointing devices.
Pen and Input device
For tablet PCs, the stylus can be controlled from the ____ box.
The brightness is a function of the ____ component of the LCD panel.
To substitute an internal device with an external device, first go into ____ setup and disable the internal
A MicroDIMM that contains SDRAM has ____ pins.
A MicroDIMM that contains DDR SDRAM has ____ pins.
A notebook drive is ____ inches wide.
Mini PCI Express slots have ____ pins on the edge connector.