CompTIA A+ 220-901 – Q103

A technician replaces a failed hard drive with a brand new one. The technician boots from a PE CD and attempts to install a custom OS build deployed from the network. The hard drive is visible in the system’s BIOS. However, once in the preinstallation environment, the drive is not recognized in the imaging process and the process fails. Which of the following is MOST likely the cause of failure?

A. The boot CD has failed and needs to be replaced.
B. The hard drive needs to have its configuration manually defined in the BIOS.
C. The PC’s power supply is not providing enough power to the new hard drive.
D. The hard drive has not been partitioned correctly.

Correct Answer: D

Section: Hardware NetTroublshooting