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Carry crucial PC troubleshooting and diagnostic information right in your back pocket so you can detect -- and fix -- a wide variety of PC problems on-the-spot. Based on CompTIA's A+ exam topics, this handy resource covers every major PC component and gives you quick solutions in an easy-to-find format. Don't leave your desk without it!
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Overview

Carry crucial PC troubleshooting and diagnostic information right in your back pocket so you can detect -- and fix -- a wide variety of PC problems on-the-spot. Based on CompTIA's A+ exam topics, this handy resource covers every major PC component and gives you quick solutions in an easy-to-find format. Don't leave your desk without it!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072229059
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 3/18/2003
  • Pages: 234
  • Product dimensions: 4.64 (w) x 8.07 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

I Ports and Connectors 1
1 Peripheral Parts and Connectors 1
2 Cleaning Your PC 11
3 Technician's Toolkit 13
4 Power 15
5 Disposal 23
6 Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) 25
7 Motherboards 27
8 Expansion Buses 33
9 BIOS 39
10 CMOS 43
11 Intel CPUs 47
II Operating Systems Technologies 57
12 AMD Processors 57
13 VIA Processors 61
14 RAM 63
15 IDE Hard Drives 67
16 EIDE Devices 71
17 CMOS Settings for IDE Devices 73
18 Partitioning and Formatting 75
19 SCSI Fundamentals 79
20 SCSI Installation, Cabling, and Troubleshooting 83
21 I/O Addresses 85
22 IRQs 89
23 DMA 93
24 Plug and Play 95
25 Printer Connections, Modes, and Troubleshooting 97
26 Power Management 101
27 USB and FireWire 103
28 Docking Stations 105
29 Basics of Networking Hardware 107
30 Network Hardware 109
31 Network Topologies 113
32 Hardware Protocols 117
33 Operating System Basics 123
34 DOS User Interface 127
35 Files 131
36 DOS Hardware Configuration 135
37 DOS Memory Management 137
38 Viruses 141
39 Hard Drives 145
40 Installation 149
41 Troubleshooting 155
42 Windows 9x Bootup Process 159
43 System Files 163
44 Optimizing and Maintaining 167
45 Troubleshooting 171
46 Windows NT Structure and System Files 175
47 Disk Management 179
48 Troubleshooting and Upgrading 181
49 Installation 183
50 Boot Sequence 187
51 Windows 2000 Drive and File Maintenance 189
52 Windows 2000 Microsoft Management Console (MMC) 193
53 Windows 2000 Control Panel 197
54 Maintaining Windows 2000 201
55 Windows XP Control Panel 205
56 Windows Network Protocols 207
57 Network Operating Systems 209
58 Sharing Resources 213
59 TCP/IP 217
60 Internet Connection Sharing 221
Index 223
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2004

    Excellent, concise reference

    This is a well-written, concise pocket reference. Items are well-explained, well-diagrammed, and the text has lots of illustrative photos. The only problem is that one or two photos are incorrect.

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