Understanding and Troubleshooting Your PC / Edition 1

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Overview

Understanding and Troubleshooting Your PC from the Shelly Cashman Series is designed to provide a basic understanding of how personal computers work. Created for the classroom, this text covers the basics of PC repair with an emphasis on troubleshooting and maintenance. Its full-color, extremely visual design will use conceptual art to help students learn about technical computer concepts.

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"The length and depth of material coverage is hitting the mark, and I believe that there was an excellent balance of hands-on and conceptual activities." - Nate Ullger, Catawba Valley Community College
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Meet the Author

Gary B. Shelly wrote and published his first computer education textbook in 1969. More than twenty million copies of Shelly Cashman Series' textbooks have been sold. Gary and a talented group of contributing authors have produced books on computer programming, computer concepts, and application software that are the leading textbooks in the computer technology market today. Gary has hosted the annual Shelly Cashman Institute, a week-long training event focusing on the latest topics in technology, for the past 34 years.

Thomas J. Cashman received his education at California State University, Los Angeles. He established one of the first business data processing programs in the U.S. at Long Beach City College in California, where he taught and served as department head. In 1969, he began collaborating with now best-selling author, Gary Shelly.

Jean Andrews has more than 30 years of experience in the computer industry, including more than 13 years in the college classroom. She has worked in a variety of businesses designing, writing, and supporting application software; managing a PC repair help desk; and troubleshooting wide area networks. She has written numerous books on software, hardware, and the Internet, including the bestselling A+ GUIDE TO MANAGING AND MAINTAINING YOUR PC, 8th Edition, and A+ GUIDE TO HARDWARE: MANAGING, MAINTAINING AND TROUBLESHOOTING, Sixth Edition. She lives in north Georgia.

Lisa Strite Jedlicka is a senior software project manager. She has authored several textbooks for Thomson Course Technology, including Understanding and Troubleshooting Your PC and Computers in Our World. She also has worked as a project manager for several local and national retailers, helping them implement technology solutions to support marketing needs.

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Table of Contents

1. Introducing Hardware 2. How Hardware and Software Work Together 3. Understanding the Motherboard, the CPU, and Troubleshooting Basics 4. Managing Memory 5. Understanding, Installing, and Troubleshooting Disk Drives 6. Supporting Input, Output, and Multimedia Devices 7. Supporting Printers 8. Installing and Using Windows XP Professional 9. Managing and Supporting Windows XP 10. Connecting PCs to Networks and the Internet 11. Purchasing or Building a Personal Computer 12. Maintenance and Troubleshooting Fundamentals Appendices A: Error Messages and Their Meanings B: Using the Command Prompt C: Number Systems and Coding Schemes D: Working as a PC Technician E: Introducing Linux

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