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Troubleshooting your PC for dummies
Gookin, Dan.
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Publication Information:
New York : Wiley, [2002]

Physical Description:
xx, 358 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
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Central Library TK7887 .G68 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
Central Library TK7887 .G68 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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* Most troubleshooting books concentrate on upgrading-and usually hardware at that. This book concentrates on solving problems-whether they are software, hardware, or operating system problems. The problems are the ones that Dan Gookin hears most often-the most frequently mentioned problems from his readers.
* Provides the background to understanding the differences between hardware and software errors and learning about the computer's startup sequence to help diagnose and fix common startup problems.
* Fix irritable error messages, slow PCs, internet and email problems, shutdown errors, and other common PC problems.
* Covers not only common disk problems, but also concentrates on using disk tools to improve disk performance, and preventative maintenance techniques.
* Techniques to avoid disaster: system restore, backup, disk cleanup, and virus protection.
* Tools and utilities provided by Windows to help troubleshoot your computer.

Author Notes

Dan Gookin wrote the first-ever For Dummies book, DOS For Dummies, as well as the bestselling Word 2002 For Dummies and PCs For Dummies, now in its eighth edition.

Table of Contents

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. Chap

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