Troubleshooting, Maintaining, and Repairing PCs (with CD-ROM)

3.5 avg rating
( 42 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780072126860: Troubleshooting, Maintaining, and Repairing PCs (with CD-ROM)

ur PC problems--from motherboard conflicts and power supply issues to error codes and virus symptoms--quickly and thoroughly with this compr ehensive troubleshooting reference. Fully updated and expanded, this n ew edition covers the latest technologies and peripherals, including D VD drives and GHz processors. By using the well-organized "Symptoms-at -a-Glance" section, you'll be able to locate reliable solutions to com mon and little-known PC problems and reduce system downtime. This esse ntial volume also contains all the material covered on the A+ and CST certification exams and includes a CD-ROM packed with more than 120 re ady-to-use tools and utilities. This is the most authoritative and com plete PC resource available.Learn to: Troubleshoot hard drives and memo ry systemsIdentify and replace damaged and faulty componentsDecide whe n it's cheaper to replace than repairUnderstand operating systems and the boot processKnow what's wrong immediately with more than 2000 "Sym ptoms-at-a-Glance"Enhance system performanceInterpret beep codes and o ther error messagesInstall upgrades and new peripherals

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Covering everything from general troubleshooting strategies to specific problem-solving procedures, Troubleshooting, Maintaining & Repairing PCs is an excellent resource for people who want to understand how personal computers work and how to fix them when they fail.

Bigelow explains, in great detail, how each subsystem of an IBM-compatible PC works. In the BIOS section, for example, he details the actions, in sequence, taken by various popular BIOS routines at boot up. The CD-ROM section describes exactly how to make a bootable CD-ROM that takes advantage of the El Torito standard. In other chapters, he takes on video monitors, processors from all three major vendors, DVD drives, diagnostic beep and power-on self test (POST) codes, modems, and tons more. Throughout, he combines excellent "how it works" text with bountiful reference material. Bigelow also has paid considerable attention to troubleshooting, concluding each chapter with statements of common problems and their solutions.

A "Symptoms at a Glance" section lists common problems, along with references to the pages that describe what to do about them. This is a useful feature, but it would be easier to find a particular problem if the list were broken up by subsystem. A companion CD-ROM includes lots of shareware and freeware programs that assist with benchmarking and problem solving. --David Wall

From the Back Cover:

The Ultimate PC Reference -- Fully Revised and Updated. Solve all of your PC problems--from motherboard conflicts and power supply issues to error codes and virus symptoms--quickly and thoroughly with this comprehensive troubleshooting reference. Fully updated and expanded, this new edition covers the latest technologies and peripherals, including DVD drives and GHz processors. By using the well-organized "Symptoms-at-a-Glance" section, you'll be able to locate reliable solutions to common and little-known PC problems and reduce system downtime. This essential volume also contains all the material covered on the A+ and CST certification exams and includes a CD-ROM packed with more than 120 ready-to-use tools and utilities. This is the most authoritative and complete PC resource available. Learn to: Troubleshoot hard drives and memory systems Identify and replace damaged and faulty components Decide when it's cheaper to replace than repair Understand operating systems and the boot process Know what's wrong immediately with more than 2000 "Symptoms-at-a-Glance" Enhance system performance Interpret beep codes and other error messages Install upgrades and new peripherals

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Stephen Bigelow
Published by Computing Mcgraw-Hill (2000)
ISBN 10: 0072126868 ISBN 13: 9780072126860
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Computing Mcgraw-Hill, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 4th. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0072126868

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.02
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds