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Troubleshooting and Maintaining Your PC All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies Paperback – Mar 9 2009

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 768 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (March 9 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470396652
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470396650
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 4.2 x 23.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #663,892 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

Who needs tech support?

Amaze your friends and fix it yourself!

When your PC goes rogue, having this hefty volume at your elbow is the next best thing to having a personal PC genie. Got a problem? Look it up in one of these handy minibooks to learn a bit about what might have caused it as well as how to solve it. When you understand what's wrong, it's easier to fix it now and prevent it from happening again.

  • The Zen of fix-it — find out what's behind common PC problems and why the same solution may work in several situations

  • You haven't got mail — solve e-mail and Web woes, make friends with ActiveX®, and guard against evil software

  • When it's the network — resolve router problems, reset the modem, delve into IP addresses, and find the elusive wireless network

  • That ever-lovin' laptop — investigate startup issues, battery quirks, power problems, and laptop travel woes

  • Like getting an oil change — perform regular maintenance and get serious about backups

Open the book and find:

  • Tips and solutions for both Windows® XP and Vista

  • What happens when your PC performs basic functions, and what could go wrong

  • Startup and recovery options

  • Strategies to find missing files

  • Fixes for unhappy disks and balky printers

  • Tools for keeping out viruses and malware

  • Ways to pep up your PC

  • Secrets for successfully restoring files

About the Author

Dan Gookin wrote the original For Dummies book, DOS For Dummies, and launched a phenomenon. Among his many author credits are PCs For Dummies, Laptops For Dummies, and Word 2007 For Dummies. His books have more than 11 million copies in print and have been translated into 32 languages.

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Repairing My Own Computer May 30 2009
By GK - Published on
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This book and others I have received from Amazon, have saved me many dollars. The book covers most of my computer problems and I have diagnosed two of my fiends computers and fixed the problems. Saved us all big bucks.
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Troubleshooting my PCS April 6 2009
By William Richard Evans - Published on
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After buying my tenth PC with five used currently and having some system trouble hardware related it was time to learn about repairing my computers. I have already used the book and found it very useful. My money was well spent.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Troubleshooting pc Oct. 11 2009
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Helps those of us who are not computer literate. It doesn't have EVERY situation but what book would be able to fit everything. But it is great for covering a lot of situations. Easy to understand. Love that it comes with a disk too.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Troubleshooting for Dummies April 17 2010
By Ridley - Published on
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Although I found it useful I apprantely know more about computers that I thought or the book was too basic. I need a reference book that is more geared toward acutually repairing problems instead of just explaining what is the problem. For the complete novice I would recommend this book. If you want to be able to repair your computer yourself; keep looking for another text.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Very Pleased Jan. 23 2010
By Arron W. Muir - Published on
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I am an above average computer user and this book was still very helpful. The layout is very well done, you just go to the chapter that fits your need without having to read through allot of other stuff to find what you need. I would recommend this book to anyone that wants to save a buck rather than pay a Geek!