Troubleshooting Your PC For Dummies

Troubleshooting Your PC For Dummies

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Targeting the snags, glitches, and predicaments cited most frequently by readers, bestselling author Dan Gookin clearly explains how to diagnose and cure common PC problems, whether they originate with software, the operating system, or hardware This updated edition features new, expanded coverage of laptop woes as well as Internet and e-mail issues, broadband connections, spam blocking, and security concerns Provides advice on how to prevent PC problems in the first place and create a safe and secure PC environment Dan Gookin is known for his ability to explain technology in an easy-to-understand and enjoyable fashion; his writing style, name, and reputation are unparalleled in the industry
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  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 185.42 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 589.67g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • w. numerous figs.
  • 0764577425
  • 9780764577420

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: What the @#$%&!? Chapter 1: It's Not Your Fault! Well, It Might Be Your Fault (How to Tell Whether It's Your Fault). Chapter 2: Stuff to Try First. Chapter 3: Telling a Hardware Problem from a Software Problem. Chapter 4: The "R" Chapter (Reinstall, Restore, Recycle, Recovery). Chapter 5: Your Last Resort: Tech Support. Part II: Troubleshooting Minor Irks and Quirks. Chapter 6: "This Just Bugs Me!". Chapter 7: "Gosh! This Is Embarrassing!". Chapter 8: Startup Problems. Chapter 9: Finding Lost Files and Things. Chapter 10: Sounds Like Trouble. Chapter 11: The Mystery of System Resources (and Memory Leaks). Chapter 12: The Slow PC. Chapter 13: Keyboard, Mouse, and Monitor Dilemmas. Chapter 14: Printer Problems. Chapter 15: Dealing with Disk Disaster. Chapter 16: Correcting Graphics Disgrace. Chapter 17: Internet Connection Mayhem.7 Chapter 18: Web Weirdness with Internet Explorer. Chapter 19: E--Mail Calamities with Outlook Express. Chapter 20: General Windows Disruption (Or, "Is This PC Possessed?"). Chapter 21: Windows Can Be Your Friend. Chapter 22: Shutdown Constipation. Part III: Preventive Maintenance. Chapter 23: Maintaining Your Disk Drives. Chapter 24: Useful Tools and Weapons. Chapter 25: The Benefits of Backup. Part IV: The Part of Tens. Chapter 26: The Ten Rules of Tech Support. Chapter 27: Ten Dumb Error Messages. Chapter 28: Ten Things You Should Never or Always Do. Appendix: Windows Startup Program Reference. Index.
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" are presented in plain English, step--by--step guides..." (PC Utilities, June 2005)
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About Dan Gookin

Dan Gookin, the original For Dummies author, has more than 11 million copies of his many books in print. He also shares his technological know--how through online forums and newsletters.
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