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Publisher Comments:

Keep your PC in tip-top shape with the PC Doctor?s proven treatments

Diagnose, fix, upgrade, and maintain your PC and install software and peripherals with help from this easy-to-use guide. Inside, you?ll find just what the PC Doctor ordered with the fix-it-yourself PC home remedies you need to take good care of your computer. Learn how to interpret error messages, troubleshoot common problems, and resolve performance issues. Plus, get handy checklists at the end of each chapter to help you with ongoing maintenance. This step-by-step resource empowers you with the knowledge and skills you need to keep your PC running smoothly.

  • Learn the anatomy of your PC to better care for it
  • Maintain your file system properly
  • Upgrade your PC--add memory, components, devices, and more
  • Protect your PC from viruses, worms, hackers, and other threats
  • Troubleshoot and back up your hard drive
  • Take advantage of CD and DVD storage capacity
  • Network PCs together and share resources, such as printers, hard drives, and more
  • Connect devices to your PC using expansion cards and ports
  • Make the most of the Internet--from getting a better connection to speeding up your browser
  • Get expert advice on where to find more information to help yourself

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is a technical director and consultant for a U.K.-based computer company. He teaches many PC-related courses, including one entitled ?Caring for Your PC.? He has taught many thousands of people to fix their PC problems for themselves, and this inspired him to write this book.

Book News Annotation:

A technical director for a UK-based computer company who teaches such courses as "Caring for Your PC" has developed prescriptions for treating sick PCs. Arguing the benefits of fixing it yourself rather than relying on experts, his mission is to empower users with trouble- shooting and safe repair skills. Coverage includes PC anatomy, tips for getting the most out of tech support, and finding help on the Internet. Appendices include a glossary, resources, repair tools, and common file extensions.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

With the PC Doctor, readers are invited to get advice and solutions for solving myriad of PC problems, including expert tips on researching solutions. They'll learn how to troubleshoot Linux, Windows, and personal devices, use the internet effectively as a problem-solving tool, get up to speed on computer security, and set up small home and wireless networks. The companion Web site provides additional support.

Synopsis:

Keep your PC in tip-top shape with the PC Doctors proven treatments

Diagnose, fix, upgrade, and maintain your PC and install software and peripherals with help from this easy-to-use guide. Inside, youll find just what the PC Doctor ordered with the fix-it-yourself PC home remedies you need to take good care of your computer. Learn how to interpret error messages, troubleshoot common problems, and resolve performance issues. Plus, get handy checklists at the end of each chapter to help you with ongoing maintenance. This step-by-step resource empowers you with the knowledge and skills you need to keep your PC running smoothly.

  • Learn the anatomy of your PC to better care for it
  • Maintain your file system properly
  • Upgrade your PC--add memory, components, devices, and more
  • Protect your PC from viruses, worms, hackers, and other threats
  • Troubleshoot and back up your hard drive
  • Take advantage of CD and DVD storage capacity
  • Network PCs together and share resources, such as printers, hard drives, and more
  • Connect devices to your PC using expansion cards and ports
  • Make the most of the Internet--from getting a better connection to speeding up your browser
  • Get expert advice on where to find more information to help yourself

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is a technical director and consultant for a U.K.-based computer company. He teaches many PC-related courses, including one entitled “Caring for Your PC.” He has taught many thousands of people to fix their PC problems for themselves, and this inspired him to write this book.

About the Author

Adrian W. Kingsley-Hughes is a technical director and consultant for a UK computer company specializing in the integration of IT and Internet technologies into current work practices. He is basing the core of this book on his experiences developing, teaching and carrying out subsequent updates of a class he has taught with Barnes and Noble University --“Caring for Your PC”. Adrian has written technical books for Wrox Press, Active Path, Sybex and Macmillan, and has been developing training materials and courses for more than 5 years. He is currently involved in developing courses for Element K producing courses and materials used by many Fortune 500 companies and leading universities

Table of Contents

Part I: Overview

1 What?s What-the Anatomy of a PC

2 Files and Folders

3 Improving on Perfection

4 Safe Computing

5 Helping Yourself

6 What You Need to Fix-It-Yourself-and Stay Safe

Part II: The Details: Hardware

7 The PC Case and the Power Supply

8 Motherboard, RAM, CPU, and BIOS

9 Hard Drives and Floppy Drives

10 Other Data Storage Devices

11 Monitors and Graphics Adapters

12 Expansion Cards

13 Networking

14 Connections

15 Input Devices

Part III: The Details: Software and Data

16 File System Care

17 Backup

18 Improving Performance and Stability

19 Making More of the Internet

Part IV: Appendixes

Appendix A Glossary of Common PC Terms and Abbreviations

Appendix B Websites

Appendix C Tools

Appendix D Common File Extensions

Product Details

ISBN:
9780072255539
Editor:
Brownlow, Jane
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill/Osborne Media
Author:
Kingsley-Hughes, Adrian
Author:
Kingsley-Hughes, Adrian W.
Subject:
Computer Science
Subject:
Technical Skills
Subject:
Hardware - Personal Computers - General
Subject:
Certification Guides - General
Subject:
Personal Computers-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Series:
One-Off
Publication Date:
July 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
449
Dimensions:
1800x3800

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"Synopsis" by , With the PC Doctor, readers are invited to get advice and solutions for solving myriad of PC problems, including expert tips on researching solutions. They'll learn how to troubleshoot Linux, Windows, and personal devices, use the internet effectively as a problem-solving tool, get up to speed on computer security, and set up small home and wireless networks. The companion Web site provides additional support.

"Synopsis" by , Keep your PC in tip-top shape with the PC Doctors proven treatments

Diagnose, fix, upgrade, and maintain your PC and install software and peripherals with help from this easy-to-use guide. Inside, youll find just what the PC Doctor ordered with the fix-it-yourself PC home remedies you need to take good care of your computer. Learn how to interpret error messages, troubleshoot common problems, and resolve performance issues. Plus, get handy checklists at the end of each chapter to help you with ongoing maintenance. This step-by-step resource empowers you with the knowledge and skills you need to keep your PC running smoothly.

  • Learn the anatomy of your PC to better care for it
  • Maintain your file system properly
  • Upgrade your PC--add memory, components, devices, and more
  • Protect your PC from viruses, worms, hackers, and other threats
  • Troubleshoot and back up your hard drive
  • Take advantage of CD and DVD storage capacity
  • Network PCs together and share resources, such as printers, hard drives, and more
  • Connect devices to your PC using expansion cards and ports
  • Make the most of the Internet--from getting a better connection to speeding up your browser
  • Get expert advice on where to find more information to help yourself

Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is a technical director and consultant for a U.K.-based computer company. He teaches many PC-related courses, including one entitled “Caring for Your PC.” He has taught many thousands of people to fix their PC problems for themselves, and this inspired him to write this book.

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