Essential skills for the information age. Master state-of-the-art computer skills quickly and confidently with the Essential Computers series. These clear and concise step-by-step visual guides are designed to help beginners acquire all the techniques necessary to use today's information technology, from word processing and desktop publishing to entertainment and the internet. Maintaining Your PC helps you master operations to maximize your PC's performance, and includes: Defragmenting your hard drive, Creating a set of rescue disks, Checking Windows for problems, Repairing disk problems, Recovering erased files, Clearing old programs and files, Removing internet buildup, Auto-protecting your PC, Backing up files safely, Uninstalling software, and Monitoring crashes.
About the Author
John Watson has been a technical author, editor, and teacher in computing for the past 13 years, specializing in Microsoft products. He has also produced manuals for the Unix operating system, and developed computer documentation for organizations as diverse as the US Army and national retail chains.