I hate DOS

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QUE, Mar 1, 1993 - Computers - 361 pages
For those frustrated beginners trying to learn DOS, this book will make the learning easy and entertaining. The book offers beginners only the details they need and tips to help them through the learning process. Lots of text boxes accompanied by icons, graphics, and cartoons users can relate to move them through the tough spots.

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Contents

Contents at a Glance
7
The Bluffers Guide to File Management
75
Table of Contents
1
Fake It Til You Make
7
More Basics
25
DOS Syntax
31
Displaying a Set of Files
37
Technical Babble about Path Names
44
A Virus Ate My Computer
143
The Bluffers Guide to Hardware
149
A Quick Guide to All That 80286 80386 80486
157
More Than You Ever Wanted to Know about
167
How Much Memory Do You Need?
173
What about Expanded Memory?
179
Monitors
187
The Keyboard
203

Making a Copy of a File
50
Managing Files the Easy Way
57
Displaying Files
63
Copying and Moving Files by Using the Mouse
70
Hard Disk Housekeeping
93
Timesaving Tricks for Changing Directories
99
On the Trail of the Missing File
105
The Ultimate DIR Command
111
Squeezing More Space Out of Your Disk
117
Spiffing Up Your Hard Disks Performance
123
Why Using COPY Just Isnt Good Enough
130
That Cranky Caps Lock Key
207
What to Do If You Hear a Beep while Typing Really Fast
213
The Bluffers Guide to Software
229
What Is This Windows Thing?
234
Beyond the Big Three
242
Whats in the Box?
252
Learning New Software
258
Data Loss Anonymous
271
Deciphering DOS Error Messages
295
Copyright