The Complete PC Upgrade and Maintenance Guide 16e
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Mark Minasi MCSE, is one of the world's leading Windows authorities. He teaches classes in 15 countries and is a much sought-after speaker at conferences and industry gathering keynotes. His firm, MR&D, has taught tens of thousands of people to design and run Windows networks. Mark has written over 15 books for Sybex.

Quentin Docter has over a decade of experience in the networking industry. He holds MCSE+I, MCT, CNE, and A+ certifications.

Faithe Wempen is an adjunct instructor of computer information technology at Purdue University and the author of over 80 computer, including Sybex's A+ JumpStart: PC Operating and Hardware Systems Basics.



Quick Guide to Popular Upgrades.

Part 1: Core Components.

Chapter 1: Five Easy Pieces: PC Hardware in a Nutshell.

Chapter 2: Inside the PC: Core Components.

Chapter 3: Taking Apart and Rebuilding the PC.

Chapter 4: Avoiding Service: Preventive Maintenance.

Chapter 5: Installing New Circuit Boards.

Chapter 6: System Memory.

Chapter 7: Power Supplies and Power Protection.

Part 2: Devices.

Chapter 8: Hard Disk Drive Overview and Terminology.

Chapter 9: CD--ROM and DVD Drives.

Chapter 10: Understanding and Installing ATA Drives.

Chapter 11: Understanding and Installing SCSI Drives.

Chapter 12: Partitioning, Formatting, and Managing Drives.

Chapter 13: Protecting and Maintaining Hard Disks and Data.

Chapter 14: Floppy Drives and Their Alternatives.

Part 3: Supporting and Managing Peripherals.

Chapter 15: Printer Types and Interfaces.

Chapter 16: Troubleshooting Inkjet Printers.

Chapter 17: Troubleshooting Laser Printers.

Chapter 18: Understanding and Troubleshooting Scanners.

Chapter 19: Keyboards and Mice.

Part 4: Multimedia.

Chapter 20: Video Adapters and Displays.

Chapter 21: Play It Loud: Sound Cards.

Chapter 22: Flash RAM and Digital Cameras.

Part 5: Hardware Management and Troubleshooting.

Chapter 23: Hardware Management in Windows.

Chapter 24: Using the Internet for Hardware Support.

Chapter 25: Troubleshooting PC Problems.

Part 6: Networking, Mobile Computing, and the Internet.

Chapter 26: Networking Concepts and Hardware.

Chapter 27: Installing and Troubleshooting Networks.

Chapter 28: Modems and Other Internet Connection Devices.

Chapter 29: Viruses and Other Nasty Bugs.

Chapter 30: Notebook/Laptop Computers.