Troubleshooting & Maintaining Your PC All-in-One For Dummies

Author(s): Dan Gookin


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 problems * Offers clear and easy-to-understand solutions for confidently handling these problems * Shares valuable advice about maintaining your system to maximize its lifespan * Reviews an array of useful tools * Covers Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Internet Explorer 8 Troubleshooting & Maintaining Your PC All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition helps you to confidently handle whatever PC problems you may encounter.


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Dan Gookin is the bestselling author of the very first For Dummies book, DOS For Dummies. With more than 11 million copies in print, his books have been translated into 32 languages and include PCs For Dummies, Laptops For Dummies, and Word 2010 For Dummies. Visit Dan's web site at

Introduction. Book I: Hardware. Chapter 1: Let There Be PC. Chapter 2: Birth Pangs. Chapter 3: Death Throes. Chapter 4: Mass Storage Issues. Chapter 5: Pain in the Printer. Chapter 6: Seeing Trouble. Chapter 7: Peripheralitis. Chapter 8: Deep Inside the Computer Case. Book II: Software. Chapter 1: Windows Gone AWOL. Chapter 2: Programs, Processes, and Services. Chapter 3: The Safe Mode Chapter. Chapter 4: Putting the Pep Back into Your PC. Chapter 5: User Accounts. Chapter 6: Unexpected Application Situations. Chapter 7: Reporting for Duty. Chapter 8: Recovery Options. Chapter 9: Registry Fixes. Book III: Laptops. Chapter 1: Laptop Asleep, Laptop Awake, Laptop Dead. Chapter 2: A More Usable Laptop. Chapter 3: Out on the Road. Chapter 4: Laptop Maintenance. Book IV: Internet. Chapter 1: Internet Malaise. Chapter 2: Woes on the Web. Chapter 3: Email Postage Due. Chapter 4: Wicked Software. Chapter 5: The File Transfer Chapter. Book V: Networking. Chapter 1: Network Hardware Help. Chapter 2: The Soft Side of Networking. Chapter 3: Peer-to-Peer Networking. Chapter 4: Networking Unplugged. Book VI: Maintenance. Chapter 1: Backup, Backup, Backup. Chapter 2: Pampering the Hard Drive. Chapter 3: On Schedule. Chapter 4: A Time to Clean. Index.

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  • : 9780470878675
  • : John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • : John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • : Contains Online resource
  • : June 2011
  • : 236mm X 189mm X 42mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2011
  • : books

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  • : Dan Gookin
  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : 768
  • : Illustrations