Faq 2.5: Sound Answers to Real Computing Questions

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  • ISBN-13: 9781588220103
  • Publisher: Philadelphia Inquirer, The
  • Publication date: 2/15/2002
  • Pages: 181
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.98 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Table of Contents

Keeping the Computer Humming
Ten Commandments of PC Correctness 10
Updating Drivers 11
Thunderstorm Protection 13
Maintenance Utilities 14
Keeping the Clock Going 16
Easing the Load 17
The Keyboard 18
Tips, Tricks & Troubleshooting
Freezes Big and Small 19
Music, Film and Video 29
Viruses, Worms and Trojan Horses - Problems and Cures 25
Working With Photos 32
Help for the Disabled 36
Protecting the PC and Its Data 36
Some Terminology 37
The Aging PC 38
Buy a New One or Upgrade the Old One? 40
Connecting to a Stereo, Television 42
Using Microsoft Knowledge Database 42
Where'd It Go? 43
Fast Clock 44
Windows Explorer Opens Unbidden or in Wrong Folder 44
Stimon 45
Corrupted Files 46
Remembering Passwords 47
Recurring Active X Warnings 47
Missing Zip File 48
Booting Up 48
Disable Automatic Memory Check in BIOS 49
Getting Rid Of Icons 50
Inactivating the Caps Lock 50
Microsoft Windows
Error Messages 52
Windows 98 55
Millennium Edition 56
Using Restore 56
Windows XP 58
Windows, DOS and DOS Programs 61
Windows Components 62
Critical Updates 63
Power Management 64
Corrupted Search Function 64
The Registry 65
Close Program Box 66
Task Scheduler 68
Add/Remove Programs 69
E-mail & Fax
Outlook Express 71
Outlook 74
After the Message Has Gone 75
Attachments 76
Transferring Eudora 78
Eml E-mails 79
Editing and Changing E-mail 79
Mass Mailings 80
E-mail Lies 81
Removing E-mail From the ISP's sServer 81
MailStation 82
Faxing 82
The Internet & World Wide Web
Firewalls 84
Online Security 85
Timing Time Online 90
High Speed Connections 90
Cookies 94
Terminology 97
Error Messages 100
Internet Service Provider Woes 104
Browsers 106
Changing Phone Number in a Dial-Up Connection 108
Printing From the Web 108
Posting a Resume 109
Keeping Video Clips 110
Webcams 110
Hardware: PCs, Modems, Printers & Cards
Ports 111
Terminology 112
Error Messages 113
Power and Heat 114
Shutdown Problems 115
An Absence Of Media 116
Of Mice... 117
... And Modems 117
Connecting to Your PC Away From Home 120
Printing 120
Cards 124
The CMOS/BIOS Battery 126
Setting a Second Hardware Profile 127
Hardware: Drives, Scanners and Handhelds
Hard Drives and their Partitions 129
CD Drives, Rewritable And Otherwise 133
Scanners 140
Handheld Computers, Digital Cameras 143
Hardware: Monitors, Memory & the Keyboard
Displays and Memory 146
Memory 150
The Keyboard 152
Fooling With Files & Folders
Removing, Recovering Files 153
Organizing Files 158
Moving Files 160
Converting Files 162
File Attributes 163
Compressed Files 164
Long-Term Storage of Files 164
Program Peculiarities
Installing And Uninstalling Programs 166
Meeting A Macro 169
Updates 169
Error Messages 170
Start/Programs Menu 171
Translation Programs 172
Microsoft Word 172
Microsoft Office Toolbars 174
Betas 174
Replacing Program CDs 174
Speech recognition 175
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