From the Back Cover
This is the newest comprehensive update to the world's #1 guide to PC repair and maintenance. World-renowned PC hardware expert Scott Mueller has thoroughly updated his legendary Upgrading and Repairing PCs to reflect today's latest PC technologies, and added a new DVD with more than two hours of digital video demonstrating PC maintenance and repair, which can be watched on either their DVD-equipped PCs or any DVD player. Mueller presents updated coverage of every significant PC component: processors, motherboards, memory, the BIOS, IDE and SCSI interfaces, drives, removable and optical storage, video and audio hardware, USB, FireWire, Internet connectivity, LANs, power supplies, even PC cases. This book also contains a detailed troubleshooting index designed to help readers rapidly diagnose more than 250 common PC hardware problems, as well as an extensive vendor contact guide, and a comprehensive PC technical glossary.
About the Author
Scott Mueller is president of Mueller Technical Research, an international research and corporate training firm. Since 1982, MTR has specialized in the industry's most in-depth, accurate, and effective corporate PC hardware and technical training seminars, maintaining a client list that includes Fortune 500 companies, the U.S. and foreign governments, major software and hardware corporations, as well as PC enthusiasts and entrepreneurs. His seminars have been presented to several thousands of PC support professionals throughout the world.
Scott has developed and presented training courses in all areas of PC hardware and software. He is an expert in PC hardware, operating systems, and data-recovery techniques. He currently spends about 20-25 weeks per year on the road teaching his seminars at several corporate clients. For more information about a custom PC hardware or data-recovery training seminar for your organization, contact Lynn at
Mueller Technical Research
21 Spring Lane
Barrington Hills, IL 60010-9009
Web: http://www.upgradingandrepairingpcs.com or http://www.m-tr.com
Scott has many popular books, articles, and course materials to his credit, including Upgrading and Repairing PCs, which has sold more than 2 million copies, making it by far the most popular PC hardware book on the market today.
Scott has recently completed two new works, Upgrading and Repairing Laptops and Upgrading and Repairing PCs Video Training Course, and is hard at work on Upgrading and Repairing Servers, also a new, first-of-its-kind book.
If you have suggestions for the next version of the book, or any comments about the book in general, send them to Scott via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.upgradingandrepairingpcs.com and click the Ask Scott button.
When he is not working on PC-related books or on the road teaching seminars, Scott can usually be found in the garage working on several projects. This year he is upgrading an '03 Harley FLHRCI Road King Classic, which is slated to receive a 103ci Twin-Cam stroker motor along with numerous other modifications (see you in Sturgis <g>). His '98 5.9L Grand Cherokee continues to be upgraded, recently receiving a new set of R/T cylinder heads, a single-plane intake manifold, as well as customized E-code (European) lighting front and rear.