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Upgrading and Fixing PCs for Dummies

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ISBN-10: 0764504185

ISBN-13: 9780764504181

Edition: 4th 1998

Authors: Andy Rathbone

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Updated and revised for all the latest hardware developments, this book is packed with concise, easy-to-follow instructions for upgrading computers to run today's powerful software.
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/31/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.44" wide x 9.28" long x 0.92" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Biting Your Fingernails
Are You Nerdy Enough to Do It Yourself?
The Right Way to Fix Your PC
Where Does This Piece Go? (Basic Computer Anatomy)
Figuring Out What's Broken
The PC Parts You Can See (External Peripherals)
The Sticky Keyboard
Mice in the Pantry
Mucked-Up Modems
Tweaking the Monitor
Printers (Those Paper Wasters)
The Stuff Hiding Inside Your PC
The Motherboard (And Its CPU, BIOS, and Even a Battery)
Memory Stuff You Wish You Could Forget
Floppy Drives
Hard Drives, CD and DVD Drives, Zip Drives, and Other Storage Devices
Power Supplies
Stuff on Cards
Telling Your Computer What You've Done
That Autoexec.Bat and Config.Sys File Stuff
Fixing Squeaky Windows
Fiddling with Settings
The Part of Tens
Ten Cheap Fixes to Try First
The Ten Hardest Upgrades
The Ten Easiest Upgrades
Ten Ways to Empower an Aging Pentium
Ten Baffling Things Your Computer May Say When You Turn It On
Ten Common Warning Beeps and What They Mean
Ten Common Error Messages (And How to Avoid Them)
Ten Years of Computer Antiques ...; and What to Do with Them
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