Hoboken, NJ : Wiley Pub., c2009
Series: --For dummies
xxvi, 739 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. + 1 DVD-ROM (sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.) ISBN/ISSN:
9780470396650 (pbk.) :, 0470396652 (pbk.) :, 0470396652 :, Language:
Companion DVD-ROM includes instructional videos created by the author, shareware and freeware programs, GNU software, and trial versions of PerfectDisk 2008 and Vopt9
"6 books in 1 : hardware, software, laptops, internet, networking, maintenance" -- Cover, p.1
A comprehensive guide to troubleshooting and maintaining a personal computer that covers hardware, software, laptops, the Internet, networking, and other related topics
Companion DVD-ROM requires a PC running Microsoft Windows XP or Windows Vista with a DVD-ROM drive and internet connection
Introduction -- Hardware. Let there be PC ; Birth pangs ; Death throes ; Mass storage issues ; Pain in the printer ; Seeing trouble ; Peripheralitis ; Deep inside the computer case -- Software. Windows gone AWOL ; Programs, processes, and services ; The safe mode chapter ; Putting the pep back into the PC ; User accounts ; Unexpected application situations ; Reporting for duty ; Recovery options ; Registry fixes -- Laptops. Laptop asleep, laptop awake, laptop dead ; A more usable laptop ; Out on the road ; Laptop maintenance -- Internet. Internet malaise ; Woes on the Web ; E-mail postage due ; Wicked software ; The file transfer chapter -- Networking. Network hardware help ; The soft side of networking ; Peer-to-peer networking ; Networking unplugged -- Maintenance. Backup, backup, backup ; Pampering the hard drive ; On schedule ; A time to clean -- Appendix A: About the DVD
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