Features detailed, to-the-point coverage of core hardware technologies, along with operating systems and basic networking. Beginning by following the A+ Exam objectives, this go-anywhere guide also covers Windows XP and XP Pro, legacy issues such as older hardware and software integration, and includes charts, visual identification guides, and maintenance reference material.
|Publisher:||McGraw-Hill Companies, The|
|Product dimensions:||4.64(w) x 8.07(h) x 0.69(d)|
Table of ContentsI: Ports and Connectors1: Peripheral Ports and Connectors 2: Cleaning Your PC 3: Technician's Toolkit 4: Power 5: Disposal 6: Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) 7: Motherboards 8: Expansion Buses 9: BIOS 10: CMOS 11: Intel CPUs II: Operating Systems Technologies 12: AMD Processors 13: VIA Processors 14: RAM 15: IDE Hard Drives 16: EIDE Devices 17: CMOS Settings for IDE Devices 18: Partitioning and Formatting 19: SCSI Fundamentals 20: SCSI Installation, Cabling, and Troubleshooting 21: I/O Addresses 22: IRQs 23: DMA 24: Plug and Play 25: Printer Connections, Modes, and Troubleshooting 26: Power Management 27: USB and FireWire 28: Docking Stations 29: Basics of Networking Hardware 30: Network Hardware 31: Network Topologies 32: Hardware Protocols 33: Operating System Basics 34: DOS User Interface 35: Files 36: DOS Hardware Configuration 37: DOS Memory Management 38: Viruses 39: Hard Drives 40: Installation 41: Troubleshooting 42: Windows 9x Bootup Process 43: System Files (and more...)
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This is a well-written, concise pocket reference. Items are well-explained, well-diagrammed, and the text has lots of illustrative photos. The only problem is that one or two photos are incorrect.