PC Repair Bench Book
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Ron Gilster has gained experience in virtually every aspect of computing technology during 35 years as a programmer, systems analyst, technician, manager, and executive in a variety of industries. He operates his own consulting business and has written more than a dozen books on hardware, software, programming, networking, and career certification.



Part I: The Motherboard and Its Components.

Chapter 1: Mastering the Motherboard.

Chapter 2: Processors.

Chapter 3: Chipsets and Controllers.

Chapter 4: Booting and the BIOS.

Chapter 5: Configuring System Resources.

Chapter 6: Memory.

Chapter 7: Applying Cache Memory.

Part II: The System Case and Power Supply.

Chapter 8: The System Case.

Chapter 9: Powering Up the PC.

Part III: Storage Devices.

Chapter 10: Working with Hard Disks.

Chapter 11: Hard Disk Interfaces.

Chapter 12: Floppy Disks and Removable Storage Devices.

Chapter 13: CD-ROM and DVD.

Part IV: Sight and Sound Systems.

Chapter 14: Video Systems.

Chapter 15: Monitors and Displays.

Chapter 16: Audio and Image Capture Devices.

Part V: Printers.

Chapter 17: Impact and Inkjet Printers.

Chapter 18: Laser Printers.

Part VI: Keyboards and Pointing Devices.

Chapter 19: Keyboards.

Chapter 20: Mice and Other Pointing Devices.

Part VII: Communications and Networking.

Chapter 21: Dialup Networking.

Chapter 22: Networking the PC.

Part VIII: Configuring the PC.

Chapter 23: Expansion Cards.

Chapter 24: Ports and Connectors.

Part IX: PC Operating Systems.

Chapter 25: The Windows Operating System.

Chapter 26: Unix and Linux Operating Systems.

Part X: Maintaining a PC.

Chapter 27: Preventive Care.

Chapter 28: Optimizing the PC.

Part XI: Appendix.

Appendix A: About the CD.


End-User License Agreement.

Bonus Appendix A: Troubleshooting PC Problems.

Bonus Appendix B: The PC Technician’s Toolkit.

Bonus Appendix C: Glossary.