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Free CompTIA A+ 220-1101 Practice Question

A user reports that their workstation is experiencing sudden reboots and the system clock frequently resets to an incorrect time. Swapping out which of the following components is the FIRST and most relevant step in the troubleshooting process?

  • Apply fresh thermal paste and reseat the CPU cooler.

  • Replace the power supply unit (PSU) with one of higher wattage.

  • Replace the CMOS battery on the motherboard.

  • Check and correct the RAM type and configuration settings in the BIOS/UEFI.

  • Reinstall the operating system to fix any corrupt files.

  • Ensure the GPU is properly seated and that it is receiving adequate power.

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CompTIA A+ 220-1101 / 
Hardware and Network Troubleshooting
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