The Beginner's Guide to Fixing Your PC: How to Solve the Commonest Computer Problems

The Beginner's Guide to Fixing Your PC: How to Solve the Commonest Computer Problems


By (author) Pete Neale, By (author) Geoff Stevens


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  • Publisher: Summersdale Publishers
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 112mm x 150mm x 19mm | 160g
  • Publication date: 4 August 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 1840245964
  • ISBN 13: 9781840245967
  • Illustrations note: 65 diagrames
  • Sales rank: 501,521

Product description

The computer won't work. Before you pick up the phone or take it to the nearest repair shop, use this book. It could save you hours of frustration, not to mention money and lost days of work.In an easy-to-follow format, it deals with everything from everyday problems to major disasters. It also recommends ways to avoid trouble, from firewalls to dealing with phishing. A check list and avoidance tips will ensure that even if you're a beginner, you'll have a solution at your fingertips.

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Author information

Pete Neale started his career in programming in 1970 as part of a University of Texas experiment to see if teenagers could understand computers and has been more or less glued to the keyboard ever since. He has worked in programming, software design, and technical support and is currently a freelance web programmer. Geoff Stevens entered the IT industry in 1979, as a COBOL programmer. When working as an IBM mainframe administrator in 1983, he first got his hands on an IBM PC. Since 1987, he's used personal computers on a daily basis to manage and develop software and systems. He currently works as a Senior Software Developer, and is a Member of the British Computer Society.

Review quote

"'Aimed at beginners, this low-priced book offers easy-to-follow instructions...Every computer owner should have one by their PC.' David Bugden, Computer Bookshops (reviewed in Publishing News)"