The complete PC upgrade & maintenance lab manual

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Sybex, Feb 10, 2000 - Computers - 279 pages
The Complete PC Upgrade & Maintenance Lab Manual is a workbook that supports the Complete PC Upgrade & Maintenance Guide. Tenth Edition (ISBN: 0-7821-2606-5). The Lab Mannual maps directly to the 30 major topic areas in the Guide. Other ancillaries may be available upon request.

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Contents

How to Use This Book
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The Computer 1
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Starting the Computer
7
Essential CMOS Backup
15
The Tools and Work Area
21
Opening the Case
27
Cables and Connectors
33
Disassembling the Computer
41
General Backup Techniques
143
Diagnosing and Fixing Hard Disk Problems
149
Installing a SCSI Adapter
155
Installing a Video Board
161
Installing a CDROM CDR CDRW or DVD Drive
167
Replacing a Floppy Drive
175
The Serial and Parallel Ports
181
Installing a Modem
189

The Central Processing Unit
47
CMOS Setup
53
Replacing the Power Supply
61
Preventive Maintenance
67
Virus Protection
73
Adding Memory
81
The Hard Drive
87
Installing a Hard Drive
95
Formatting
101
Multiple Disk Partitions
109
MasterSlave Configurations
117
Dual Booting
123
Keeping Hard Disks in Good Shape
129
Recovering Deleted and Lost Files
135
Connecting to the Internet
195
Installing a Sound Card
201
Handling IO Address Conflicts
203
The Device Manager
213
Using the Add New Hardware Wizard
219
Troubleshooting Printers
225
Solving IRQ Problems
229
Solving Mouse and Keyboard Problems
235
Power Safety Line Noise Protection and Battery Backup
239
General Troubleshooting
247
Notebook Upgrades
253
Building the Ultimate Computer
261
Four Essential Upgrades
271
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About the author (2000)

Just in case you care about such things, Richard Mansfield has written 25 computer books, 4 of which became bestsellers: Machine Language for Beginners, The Second Book of Machine Language, The Visual Guide to Visual Basic, and The Visual Basic Power Toolkit (with Evangelos Petroutsos). His most recent title is Hacker Attack. He has written columns and articles in computer magazines, but since 1991 he has focused full-time on writing books. Overall, his books have sold more than 500,000 copies worldwide and have been translated into 11 languages. But that's not the whole story. He's extraordinarily sedentary, preferring to sit and read, write, or program his computers instead of moving around. He realizes that all this goes against the popular health craze, but so far -- so good.