Troubleshooting and Maintaining Your PC All-in-One For Dummies [NOOK Book]

Overview

Diagnose and solve your PC problems with this easy-to-understand guide

Written by veteran For Dummies author Dan Gookin, this straightforward guide shows you how to diagnose and solve the most common hardware and software problems your PC may encounter. In addition, he presents advice for preventing PC problems in the first placeand clearly explains how to create a safe and secure PC ...

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Troubleshooting and Maintaining Your PC All-in-One For Dummies

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Overview

Diagnose and solve your PC problems with this easy-to-understand guide

Written by veteran For Dummies author Dan Gookin, this straightforward guide shows you how to diagnose and solve the most common hardware and software problems your PC may encounter. In addition, he presents advice for preventing PC problems in the first placeand clearly explains how to create a safe and secure PC environment.    

  • Walks you through ways to diagnose the most common PC hardware, software, and operating system problems
  • Offers clear and easy-to-understand solutions for confidently handling these problems
  • Shares valuable advice about maintaining your system to maximize its lifespan
  • Reviews an array of useful tools
  • Covers Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Internet Explorer 8

Troubleshooting & Maintaining Your PC All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition helps you to confidently handle whatever PC problems you may encounter.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118067444
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/1/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 768
  • Sales rank: 505,920
  • File size: 27 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Dan Gookin is the bestselling author of the very first For Dummies book, DOS For Dummies. With more than 11 million copies in print, his books have been translated into 32 languages and include PCs For Dummies, Laptops For Dummies, and Word 2010 For Dummies. Visit Dan's web site at www.wambooli.com.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Book I:  Hardware.

Chapter 1: Let There Be PC.

Chapter 2: Birth Pangs.

Chapter 3: Death Throes.

Chapter 4: Mass Storage Issues.

Chapter 5: Pain in the Printer.

Chapter 6: Seeing Trouble.

Chapter 7: Peripheralitis.

Chapter 8: Deep Inside the Computer Case.

Book II: Software.

Chapter 1: Windows Gone AWOL.

Chapter 2: Programs, Processes, and Services.

Chapter 3: The Safe Mode Chapter.

Chapter 4: Putting the Pep Back into Your PC.

Chapter 5: User Accounts.

Chapter 6: Unexpected Application Situations.

Chapter 7: Reporting for Duty.

Chapter 8: Recovery Options.

Chapter 9: Registry Fixes.

Book III: Laptops.

Chapter 1: Laptop Asleep, Laptop Awake, Laptop Dead.

Chapter 2: A More Usable Laptop.

Chapter 3: Out on the Road.

Chapter 4: Laptop Maintenance.

Book IV: Internet.

Chapter 1: Internet Malaise.

Chapter 2: Woes on the Web.

Chapter 3: Email Postage Due.

Chapter 4: Wicked Software.

Chapter 5: The File Transfer Chapter.

Book V: Networking.

Chapter 1: Network Hardware Help.

Chapter 2: The Soft Side of Networking.

Chapter 3: Peer-to-Peer Networking.

Chapter 4: Networking Unplugged.

Book VI: Maintenance.

Chapter 1: Backup, Backup, Backup.

Chapter 2: Pampering the Hard Drive.

Chapter 3: On Schedule.

Chapter 4: A Time to Clean.

Index.

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  • Posted October 8, 2009

    forget waiting 2hrs for mediocre tech support

    that's right. after reading most of this book and calling tech support a few times, i believe there is nothing that tech personnel know that this book doesn't tell you. it's true, he doesn't cover EVERY possible problem but it's definitely enough to be on par with other tech support agencies.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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