Bigelow's PC Hardware Desk Reference

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9780072225259: Bigelow's PC Hardware Desk Reference

Get the answers you need from the source himself! Experienced electronics engineer and PC guru Stephen Bigelow has written a comprehensive guide that gets to the nitty-gritty of inside-the-box technician's issues. So, get briefed and get to work!

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The Answer Book for True Technicians


Looking for answers to difficult PC questions? This expertly written manual provides hundreds of tables, charts, and illustrations on device drivers, chipsets, cable connectors, interfaces, support functions, and much more. Everything professional PC technicians or hard-core enthusiasts need to build, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain their hardware and key software is supplied by world-renowned author Steven Bigelow. From desktops and towers, to monitors, busses, hard drives, keyboards and joysticks, chipsets, media drives, sound cards, and video adapters, Bigelow's PC Hardware Desk Reference is the serious troubleshooting reference that covers all the latest technology and hardware.


-Understand PC issues from BIOS and batteries to video accelerators and USB troubleshooting
-Decode error message explanations and follow troubleshooting procedures
-Get up to date on DDR 333 SDRAM, the IEEE 1284 standard, and other technology upgrades
-Enhance system and memory performance, joysticks, and game ports
-Get the most from FireWire and data recovery techniques
-Discover operating system features for Windows Me, Windows XP, and Windows 2000
-Learn the latest video capture technologies including JMPG and follow installation and optimization guidelines
-Learn step-by-step how to build a PC from a special photographic section
-CD-ROM includes additional book chapters on video capture, USB, and Windows 9x/Me/XP troubleshooting

About the Author:

Stephen J. Bigelow (Leicester, MA) is the founder and President of Dynamic Learning Systems, a technical research and writing firm specializing in PC and peripheral service. An experienced electronics engineer, he is the author of several best-selling computer books including Troubleshooting, Maintaining and Repairing PCs, now in its fourth edition and is the editor of The PC Tolbox Newsletter.

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