Keeping Your PC Alive

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Overview

This book assumes no previous technical or mechanical knowledge. It teaches readers how to make repairs, upgrade their PCs, and install and configure CD-ROM drives, fax/modems, memory, and other new gadgets-without spending a fortune.
  • Explains in detail how to diagnose and fix problems
  • Step-by-step procedures show readers how to install and configure specific types of hardware

Keeping Your PC Alive takes a no-nonsense, folksy approach to maintaining and upgrading your computer. It avoids techno-babble and explains what's going on in simple, straightforward terms that even a computer novice can understand. Photos and line drawings supplement steps to explain installation and troubleshooting techniques.

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How to diagnose and fix problems, upgrade, install and configure new gadgets, and get the most out of hardware. Clear, friendly, and nicely organized, with lots of tips and information. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781562053208
  • Publisher: New Riders
  • Publication date: 4/15/1994
  • Edition description: Special ed
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 323

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Read Me First 1
Ch. 2 Basic Stuff To Get Started 15
Ch. 3 Tweak Your System Files 33
Ch. 4 All You Need To Know about Memory 53
Ch. 5 Hard Disk Tweaking: Cleaning, Packing, and Compressing 71
Ch. 6 Setting Up Circuit Boards 99
Ch. 7 I/O and Network Adapters 109
Ch. 8 Video Adapters and Monitors 117
Ch. 9 Mouse-Like Creatures 125
Ch. 10 Floppy Disk Drives 133
Ch. 11 CD-ROM Drives 143
Ch. 12 Audio Adapters (You Mean Sound Cards?) 155
Ch. 13 Printers 165
Ch. 14 Tape Drives 177
Ch. 15 Modems and Fax-Modems 185
Ch. 16 Motherboards 195
Ch. 17 Add-In Chips 205
Ch. 18 Power Supplies 213
Ch. 19 That Stupid Keyboard Problem 217
Ch. 20 Portable Computing: Notebooks and Subnotebooks 221
Ch. 21 The Zen of Troubleshooting 231
Ch. 22 The Computer Won't Start 241
Ch. 23 The Computer Starts, But Doesn't Boot 247
Ch. 24 The System Runs, But Not Without Complaining 257
Ch. 25 Healing Your Hard Disk 263
Ch. 26 Healing a Memory Problem 271
Ch. 27 You Installed a New Gadget, and Everything Went Blooey! 277
Ch. 28 Give Up and Call for Help 283
Appendix: System Log Sheets 291
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