Free CompTIA A+ practice test question 2 for A+ 220-901 Hardware Exam
A technician is not able to boot to Windows OS. A “no boot device found” message appears on the screen when the computer restarts. Which of the following is the MOST likely cause of the error message?
- HDD is set to Cable Select.
- A bootable HDD is not recognized in the BIOS.
- Corrupt files in the operating system.
- A rootkit has been installed.
The correct answer is given at the very bottom of the page – this will give you a chance to think about it!
A+ 220-901 Hardware Exam Objectives
Main Domain: 1.0 Hardware
Sub-Objective: 1.1 Given a scenario, configure settings and use BIOS/UEFI tools on a PC.
Verify that your hard drive is detected by the BIOS or that you can see your new hard disk (if applicable) on the boot screen. Some computers have this option enabled, where you can see other components as well. To see it press the DEL, F1 or F2 key at boot screen. The most obvious sign that BIOS is unable to detect a hard drive is of course that the BIOS is not registering the hard drive. Note that on some boards, the hard drive with the bootable OS must be connected to the first SATA connector. This one is typically labeled SATA 0 (zero). The last detractor “A rootkit has been installed” gives access, but doesn’t block and so is unlikely to cause the event.
The correct answer is: 2) A bootable HDD is not recognized in the BIOS.