Troubleshooting and Maintaining Your PC All-in-One For Dummies.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2011Edition: 2nd edDescription: 1 online resource (795 p.)ISBN: 9781118067420Subject(s): IBM-compatible computers - Maintenance and repair | IBM-compatible computers -- Maintenance and repair | Laptop computers - Maintenance and repair | Laptop computers -- Maintenance and repair | Microcomputers - Maintenance and repair | Microcomputers - Upgrading | Microsoft Windows (Computer file) | Operating systems (Computers) | Operating systems (Computers)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Troubleshooting and Maintaining Your PC All-in-One For DummiesDDC classification: 004.160288 | 005.7565 LOC classification: T385Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Troubleshooting & Maintaining Your PC All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition; About the Author; Contents at a Glance; Table of Contents; Introduction; Woe Is Computer; About the For Dummies Approach; Who Are You?; How This Book Works; How the Videos on the Web Site Work; Icons Used in This Book; Where to Go Now?; Final Thots; Book I: Hardware; Contents at a Glance; Chapter 1: Let There Be PC; In the Beginning, There Was Power; The First Test: Hardware Self-Diagnostics; The Search for an Operating System; Operating System Initialization; Log On to Windows; Personalized Start-Up; Use Your PC
The Last Thing You DoChapter 2: Birth Pangs; The Onset of PC Heartbreak; Operating System Trouble; Start-Up Menus; Chapter 3: Death Throes; When Will It Stop?; Shutdown Malaise; Power Management Issues; Problems with Restarting; Chapter 4: Mass Storage Issues; Mass Storage Overview; Hard Drive Stuff; Optical Drive Death and Misery; Professional Data Recovery; Chapter 5: Pain in the Printer; Marginal Printer Stuff; General Printer Problems; Chapter 6: Seeing Trouble; The PC Graphics System; Captain Video the Troubleshooter; Chapter 7: Peripheralitis; General Hardware Troubleshooting
Keyboard and MouseSpeaking of Trouble; Your Pal, the Device Manager; Chapter 8: Deep Inside the Computer Case; Into the Case; The PC Console Adventure Map; Common Problems and Solutions; Upgrade, Replace, Maintain; The Miracle of Expansion Cards; Your PC Wants More Memory; More Storage for You!; Book II: Software; Contents at a Glance; Chapter 1: Windows Gone AWOL; Windows 7 Troubleshooting; Problems and Solutions for Windows Vista; Windows Needs a-Fixin'; Windows Updates, Doesn't It?; Files Missing and Found; A Smattering of Annoying Things in Windows
Chapter 2: Programs, Processes, and ServicesWhat's an Application? What's a Process? What's a Service?; Start-Up Programs; Chapter 3: The Safe Mode Chapter; Safe Mode to the Rescue; Safe Mode Troubleshooting; Chapter 4: Putting the Pep Back into Your PC; Man, Your PC Is Slow!; Problems That Slow Down Your Computer; Speed Up Your PC; Chapter 5: User Accounts; The User Account; Windows 7 Parental Controls; Ode to the Password; The User Account Control; Chapter 6: Unexpected Application Situations; Installation Issues; Banish the Unwanted; The Good and Evil of File Association
Common Problems and SolutionsChapter 7: Reporting for Duty; The Joys of System Resources; What Has Gone On Here?; Diagnostics; Chapter 8: Recovery Options; Windows Time Travel; Restore the System, Restore Your Sanity; The System File Checker; Windows Recovery; Chapter 9: Registry Fixes; Behold the Registry; Registry Cleaning; Book III: Laptops; Contents at a Glance; Chapter 1: Laptop Asleep, Laptop Awake, Laptop Dead; Laptop Start-Up Issues; What Happens When You Close the Lid; Power Management Issues; A Battery of Issues; Chapter 2: A More Usable Laptop; A Home for the Laptop
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Diagnose and solve your PC problems with this easy-to-understand guide Written by veteran For Dummies author Dan Gookin, this straightforward guide shows you how to diagnose and solve the most common hardware and software problems your PC may encounter. In addition, he presents advice for preventing PC problems in the first placeand clearly explains how to create a safe and secure PC environment. Walks you through ways to diagnose the most common PC hardware, software, and operating system problemsOffers clear and easy-to-understand solutions for confidently handling th
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