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PC First Aid Kit
     

PC First Aid Kit

by Marty Jerome, Wendy Taylor
 
to break out an Ohmmeter and a soldering iron. The PC First-Aid Kit explains in plain English how to diagnose and repair the most common computer problems--within minutes. It demonstrates super-quick work-arounds for both hardware and software problems. And it offers streetwise advice for getting your money's worth when a trip to the repair shop is

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to break out an Ohmmeter and a soldering iron. The PC First-Aid Kit explains in plain English how to diagnose and repair the most common computer problems--within minutes. It demonstrates super-quick work-arounds for both hardware and software problems. And it offers streetwise advice for getting your money's worth when a trip to the repair shop is unavoidable.

The PC First-Aid Kit reveals:

  • how to bullet-proof configuration files
  • how to bring a dead hard drive back to life
  • when to repair a printer--and when to punt it
  • how to save money on replacement memory, monitors and more
  • 50 life-saving DOS commands
  • how to make Windows print anything
  • the telltale signs of a sleazy repair shop
  • how to search out, destroy and recover from viruses
  • tricks for warding off future disasters
  • step-by-step procedures for replacing memory, add-in cards, power supplies, and other components
  • how to decipher and solve cryptic DOS error messages
  • how to diagnose and disentangle memory conflicts.
PC First-Aid Kit includes a disk with more than $300 worth of best-selling brand-name software! Undelete files, diagnose your system at a glance, detect and correct physical hard disk errors, eradicate viruses, restore zapped configuration settings, and more!

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Booknews
Promises "fast and cheap recovery from computing's worst disasters"--explaining such activities as how to bullet-proof configuration files, bring a dead hard drive back to life, determine when to repair a printer and when to buy a new one, make Windows print anything, identify a sleazy repair shop, diagnose and disentangle memory conflicts. Includes a disk with utilities for detecting and correcting physical hard disk errors, eradicating viruses, and restoring zapped configurations, among other functions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201626278
Publisher:
Addison Wesley Professional
Publication date:
12/06/1993
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
7.09(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

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