From the Back Cover
PC on strike? Let Dan Gookin show you how to fix your PC problems — and prevent new ones!
Dan Gookin helps you get things back on track, and he shows you how different PC problems often have similar origins. He also guides you through proper maintenance steps that can head off future headaches. Discover what makes that magical machine tick and how to keep it happy!
Maintain happy hardware — resolve start-up and shutdown issues and problems with peripherals while adding a little pep to your PC
Power to the laptop — manage power and battery issues, keep it clean, and learn laptop travel safety
Cure Internet insanity — make peace with Internet Explorer, explore other browsers, troubleshoot email problems, and protect your PC
Network for success — solve problems with routers, modems, workgroups, and wireless issues
More geeky stuff — repartition drives, schedule tasks, and venture inside the case
Open the book and find:
Solutions for Windows 7, Vista, and XP
What some common error messages mean
Built-in Windows tools that help solve problems
Why your laptop needs a good warranty
URLs for useful video tutorials
Translations of terms like NIC, DCHP, and FTP
How to back up files, programs, and your entire PC
A guided tour of what's inside the console
Visit the companion web site at www.dummies.com/go/troubleshootingandmaintainingyourpcaio2e for videos and other examples from the book.
6 Books in 1
About the Author
is the bestselling author of the very first For Dummies book, DOS For Dummies
. With more than 11 million copies in print, his books have been translated into 32 languages and include PCs For Dummies
, Laptops For Dummies
, and Word 2010 For Dummies
. Visit Dan's web site at www.wambooli.com.