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You have installed a device in your system and have run the Add a device wizard from Control Panel. Under what circumstance would it be appropriate to continue with the wizard if the device was not discovered?

The device does not support plug and play.

Most devices that you install in a system require little to no configuration; they simply work after you plug them in. This is because devices are automatically assigned the system resources needed for the device to begin functioning

What are the three types of system resources that are usually automatically assigned?

I/O address, IRQ, DMA channel

Device manufacturers are constantly finding bugs, vulnerabilities, or better ways for their devices to communicate with the operating system. Because of this, what should you do before you install a new device?

Obtain the latest driver from the manufacturer’s website before installing the device.

As a member of the help desk administration team you’ve been assigned to update the driver for the network adapter that is installed on most of the machines in your department. You have a copy of the latest driver on a USB flash drive. Which Windows utility will allow you to maually update this new driver?

Device Manager

For which type of device will you typically install the driver before you connect the device to your system?

USB devices

On a Linux system, what is the name of the directory where you will find a text file called devices that contains information about the devices that are configured on the system?


Which of the following is true of most newer SATA drives?

They can be added to or removed from a system without shutting down the computer.

Allows two devices in a computer to send information to each other

I/O address

The method used by different system devices to interact with the CPU

IRQ (Interrupt Request)

Conduits used by high-speed devices to bypass the CPU and communicate directly with RAM

DMA (Direct Memory Access)

Allows a device to request processing time from the CPU

IRQ (Interrupting Request)

Each device in a computer must have its own

I/O address

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