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Bigelow's PC Hardware Desk Reference

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Publisher Comments:

The Answer Book for True Technicians

Looking for answers to difficult PC questions? This expertly written manual provides hundreds of tables, charts, and illustrations on device drivers, chipsets, cable connectors, interfaces, support functions, and much more. Everything professional PC technicians or hard-core enthusiasts need to build, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain their hardware--and key software--is supplied by world-renowned author Steven Bigelow. From desktops and towers, to monitors, busses, hard drives, keyboards and joysticks, chipsets, media drives, sound cards, and video adapters, Bigelow's PC Hardware Desk Reference is the serious troubleshooting reference that covers all the latest technology and hardware.

  • Understand PC issues from BIOS and batteries to video accelerators and USB troubleshooting
  • Decode error message explanations and follow troubleshooting procedures
  • Get up to date on DDR 333 SDRAM, the IEEE 1284 standard, and other technology upgrades
  • Enhance system and memory performance, joysticks, and game ports
  • Get the most from FireWire and data recovery techniques
  • Discover operating system features for Windows Me, Windows XP, and Windows 2000
  • Learn the latest video capture technologies--including JMPG--and follow installation and optimization guidelines
  • Learn step-by-step how to build a PC from a special photographic section
  • CD-ROM includes additional book chapters on video capture, USB, and Windows 9x/Me/XP troubleshooting

Synopsis:

This companion features video clips, an insert section providing a PC seetup graphical reference and 200 additional technical reference illustrations.

Synopsis:

System requirements for accompanying CD-ROM: PC; Windows; CD-ROM drive.

Synopsis:

Get the answers you need from the source himself! Experienced electronics engineer and PC guru Stephen Bigelow has written a comprehensive guide that gets to the nitty-gritty of inside-the-box technician’s issues. So, get briefed and get to work!

About the Author

Stephen J. Bigelow (Leicester, MA) is the founder and President of Dynamic Learning Systems, a technical research and writing firm specializing in PC and peripheral service. An experienced electronics engineer, he is the author of several best-selling computer books including Troubleshooting, Maintaining and Repairing PCs, now in its fourth edition and is the editor of The PC Tolbox Newsletter.

Table of Contents

1: An Inside Look at a Contemporary PC

2: An Inside Look at Operating Systems and the Boot Process

3: Arranging the Preservice Checkout

4: Backup Guide

5: Batteries

6: BIOS

7: Busses

8: CD Drives

9: Chipsets

10: CMOS

11: Conflict Troubleshooting

12: CPU Identification and Troubleshooting

13: Data Recovery Techniques

14: Drive Adapters and RAID Basics

15: DVD Drives

16: Enhancing System Performance

17: Error Codes

18: Fans and Cooling Devices

19: Floppy Drives

21: Joysticks, Controllers, and Game Ports

22: Keyboards

23: Memory Troubleshooting

24: Mice and Trackballs

25: Modems

26: Motherboard Troubleshooting

27: Parallel Port Troubleshooting

28: Plug-and-Play Configuration and Troubleshooting

29: Power Protection

30: Power Supplies and Power Management

31: Removable Media Drives

32: SCSI Systems and Troubleshooting

A: Using the Companion Disc

Product Details

ISBN:
9780072225259
Author:
Lytle, Melinda
Author:
Mueller, Michael
Illustrator:
Sieben, Jackie
Author:
Bigelow, Stephen J.
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Osborne Media McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
Location:
New York
Subject:
Reference - General
Subject:
Maintenance and repair
Subject:
Microcomputers
Subject:
Computer Architecture - Repair & Maintenance
Subject:
Business Software - General
Subject:
Personal Computers & Micro / IBM-Compatible
Edition Number:
2
Abridged:
Abridged Edition
Series:
Consumer
Series Volume:
274
Publication Date:
20021224
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
1632
Dimensions:
9.43x7.75x2.65 in. 5.00 lbs.

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Bigelow's PC Hardware Desk Reference
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Product details 1632 pages McGraw-Hill Osborne Media McGraw-Hill Osborne Media - English 9780072225259 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This companion features video clips, an insert section providing a PC seetup graphical reference and 200 additional technical reference illustrations.
"Synopsis" by , System requirements for accompanying CD-ROM: PC; Windows; CD-ROM drive.
"Synopsis" by , Get the answers you need from the source himself! Experienced electronics engineer and PC guru Stephen Bigelow has written a comprehensive guide that gets to the nitty-gritty of inside-the-box technician’s issues. So, get briefed and get to work!
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