Windows XP Headaches: How to Fix Common (and Not So Common) Problems in a Hurry

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Fast, Effective Relief from Operating System Distress

Tired of putting up with Windows XP migraines? Here’s just the remedy you need. Arranged by ailment, this diagnostic guide helps you pinpoint and treat problems quickly and easily. The book is packed with potent cures for a variety of anxieties, covering everything from the display settings and start menu to software and utilities to hardware and peripherals to Internet connections and networking—and much more. You’ll also ...

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Overview

Fast, Effective Relief from Operating System Distress

Tired of putting up with Windows XP migraines? Here’s just the remedy you need. Arranged by ailment, this diagnostic guide helps you pinpoint and treat problems quickly and easily. The book is packed with potent cures for a variety of anxieties, covering everything from the display settings and start menu to software and utilities to hardware and peripherals to Internet connections and networking—and much more. You’ll also find fully up-to-date coverage of Windows XP Service Pack 2 and the latest multimedia tools including Windows Media Player 10. Say goodbye to your Windows XP headaches and start enjoying peak system performance! Cure every kind of Windows XP problem imaginable, including:

  • Interface, settings, start menu, and task bar hassles
  • File and folder foul ups
  • Password and permissions pains
  • Hardware and peripheral pet peeves
  • Software struggles
  • Hard and removable disk distresses
  • Internet connection and Web browser ills
  • Spyware and adware aggravations
  • Service Pack 2 maladies
  • Networking nuisances
  • Printer, camera, and scanner stresses
  • Media Player 10 and Movie Maker 2 troubles
  • Performance migraines
  • System crashes and boot failures

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Curt Simmons is a technology expert and trainer who has been working with Windows XP since its early testing days. He is the best-selling author of more than 50 computer books, including How to Do Everything with Windows XP and How to Do Everything with Your Blackberry, both from McGraw-Hill/Osborne.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780072259209
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne
  • Publication date: 11/19/2004
  • Edition description: Covers Service Pack 2
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Curt Simmons (Saint Jo, Texas) is a freelance writer and technical trainer who specializes in Windows operating systems and BackOffice products. He holds the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Microsoft Certified Trainer certifications (MCT). Aside from his technical expertise, Curt has a BA in English and a Master's degree in education. He has been working with windows Me since Beta 1. His numerous other books include MCSE Study Tips for Dummies, Configuring Windows 2000 Server, and the forthcoming Active Director Bible from IDG Books.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Windows XP interface headaches 1
Ch. 2 Windows XP file and folder headaches 31
Ch. 3 Windows XP user headaches 49
Ch. 4 Windows XP accessory and software headaches 69
Ch. 5 Windows XP hardware headaches 87
Ch. 6 Windows XP disk headaches 107
Ch. 7 Windows XP peripheral headaches 131
Ch. 8 Windows XP printer, scanner, and camera headaches 145
Ch. 9 Windows XP Internet connection headaches 161
Ch. 10 Windows XP Internet Explorer headaches 183
Ch. 11 Outlook Express headaches 207
Ch. 12 Windows XP networking headaches 229
Ch. 13 Media player headaches 265
Ch. 14 Movie Maker 2 headaches 285
Ch. 15 Tools and utility headaches 295
Ch. 16 Performance headaches 315
Ch. 17 Windows XP migraine headaches 331
App. A Curt's top 20 Windows XP headaches 343
App. B Four signs you need help from technical support 357
App. C Five things computer users do that cause headaches! 359
App. D Service Pack 2 headaches 363
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