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Corey Sandler is a pioneer of computer journalism. He was the first executive editor of PC Magazine and the founding editor of Digital News. Among his more than 180 books are Upgrading & Fixing Laptops For Dummies and Laptops For Dummies Quick Reference.


Author’s Acknowledgments.


Publisher’s Acknowledgments.

Chapter 1: Looking Under the Hood.

Chapter 2: The Microprocessor.

Chapter 3: BIOS. 

Chapter 4: The Computer Bus.

Chapter 5: Basic Hardware Skills.

Chapter 6: Step-by-Step through a Modern PC.

Chapter 7: Shopping for PC Parts.

Chapter 8: Memory.

Chapter 9: Floppy Drives .

Chapter 10: Media Hard Drives.

Chapter 11: Removable Media Hard Drives.

Chapter 12: CD and DVD Drives.

Chapter 13: Video Display Adapters and Standards.

Chapter 14: Monitors and LCD Displays.

Chapter 15: Working Outside the Box: External Serial, USB, eSATA, and FireWire Connections.

Chapter 16: Modem Telecommunications.

Chapter 17: The Parallel Interface.

Chapter 18: Hard Copy.

Chapter 19: Your Computer’s Hands, Eyes, and Ears.

Chapter 20: Networks, Gateways, Routers, and WiFi Wireless .

Chapter 21: Backup Strategies.

Chapter 22: Antivirus, Utility, and Diagnostic Programs.

Chapter 23: Windows Troubleshooting and Repairs.

Chapter 24: Common-Sense Solutions to Hardware Headaches.



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