Banking Computers IBPS RRBs Officer Exam Scale-I II CWE 12-09-2015

  • question_answer The purpose of a swap (or page) file is to_____

    A)  allow multiple print jobs to print their pages out simultaneously

    B)  Allows users to delete their file

    C)  hold a program?s data or instructions in virtual memory when it can?t fir in RAM.

    D)  Prevent thrashing in a multitasking environment

    E)  maintain pages of document a that are being spooled to the printer

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

    [c] A swap file, alternatively referred to as a page file or paging file, is a file on a hard drive that is used as a temporary location to store information not being used by the computer RAM. It serves as the virtual memory extension of a computer's real memory (RAM), Having" a swap file allows our computer's operating system to pretend that we have more RAM than we actually do.


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