DOS For Dummies

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Overview

Discover why millions of computer users trust Dan Gookin to demystify DOS and communicate the essentials of computing. His clear explanations and down-to-earth style make exploring this operating system painless -- even fun! With complete coverage of all versions of DOS, as well as DOS under Windows 98, DOS For Dummies, 3rd Edition (the latest edition of this best-selling guide), offers frustrated DOS users ...

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Overview

Discover why millions of computer users trust Dan Gookin to demystify DOS and communicate the essentials of computing. His clear explanations and down-to-earth style make exploring this operating system painless -- even fun! With complete coverage of all versions of DOS, as well as DOS under Windows 98, DOS For Dummies, 3rd Edition (the latest edition of this best-selling guide), offers frustrated DOS users more help than ever before.

Inside, find helpful advice on how to

  • Graps the facts and features of MS-DOS in Windows 98
  • Share data between DOS programs and Windows -- easily
  • Find that lost file and retrieve your program if it crashes
  • Handle error messages in DOS -- without panicking
  • Work with all versions of DOS
  • Discover more about modems and DOS utilities
  • Understand complex terminology with clear explanations in a glossary of terms
  • Run programs directly from the DOS prompt
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764503610
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 703,398
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

PART I: The Absolute Basics.

Chapter 1: Getting On with It.

Chapter 2: The PC Hokey-Pokey (Or That's What It's All About).

Chapter 3: Life at the DOS Prompt.

Chapter 4: Easier DOS: The DOS Shell.

Chapter 5: The Way Windows Was.

Chapter 6: DOS in Windows 95/98.

PART II: The Non-Nerd's Guide to PC Hardware.

Chapter 7: Your Basic Hardware: What It Is and Why.

Chapter 8: RAM (Or Memory, the Way We Were).

Chapter 9: The Video Display (That's the Computer Screen).

Chapter 10: Keyboard and Mouse (Or Where Is the "Any" Key?).

Chapter 11: The Printer (Making the Right Impression).

Chapter 12: More on Modems.

Chapter 13: All You (Don't) Want to Know about Disks.

PART III: The Non-Nerd's Guide to PC Software.

Chapter 14: Basic Software Setup.

Chapter 15: Software Mystery Grab Bag.

Chapter 16: Playing with the Editor.

Chapter 17: The Hard Drive: Where You Store Stuff.

Chapter 18: File Fitness (Stuff You Do with Files).

Chapter 19: Files -- Lost and Found.

PART IV: Yikes! (Or Help Me Out of This One!).

Chapter 20: When It's Time to Toss In the Towel (And Call a DOS Guru).

Chapter 21: After You Panic, Do This.

Chapter 22: Diagnosing, Disinfecting, and Getting Help.

Chapter 23: DOS Error Messages (What They Mean, What to Do).

PART V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 24: Ten Things You Should Do All the Time.

Chapter 25: Ten Common Beginner Mistakes.

Chapter 26: Ten Things You Should Never Do.

Chapter 27: Ten Favorite DOS Commands.

DOS CommandReference.

Glossary.

Index.

Book Registration Information.

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