Personal Computers for Technology Students

Personal Computers for Technology Students

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For courses in PC Hardware and PC Troubleshooting and Repair.Geared toward the dominant IBM compatible computers, this student-friendly text covers hardware terminology, operation, upgrade, troubleshooting, diagnostics, and basic repair. It teaches skills, provides learning devices, and contains required knowledge for building and maintaining PCs at a level that technically minded individuals can easily comprehend. It emphasizes the most popular operating systems used in today's PCs (along with their configuration), and communication with other computer literate more

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  • Paperback | 586 pages
  • 2.54 x 152.4 x 2.54mm | 181.44g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 0130207918
  • 9780130207913

Table of contents

Basic Electricity and Electronics. 1. Computer Numbering Systems and Terminology. 2. Microcomputer Basics. 3. The Microprocessors and the Compatible Computer. 4. Evolution of the PC and the Expansion Bus. 5. Operating System Basics, Including MS-DOS and Windows 3.X. 6. Windows 95/98/2000. 7. PC Random-Access Memory. 8. BIOS and the CMOS. 9. Input/Output. 10. Mass Storage Basics. 11. Hard Disk Drives. 12. Video Adapters and Monitors. 13. Printers. 14. Computer Network Basics. 15. Diagnostics. 16. Interrupt and DMA Basics. Appendices. List of Acronyms. Glossary. more