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DOS For Dummies, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-08501-1
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384 pages
June 2011
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Introduction.

PART I: The Absolute Basics.

Chapter 1: Getting On with It.

Chapter 2: The PC Hokey-Pokey (Or That's What It's All About).

Chapter 3: Life at the DOS Prompt.

Chapter 4: Easier DOS: The DOS Shell.

Chapter 5: The Way Windows Was.

Chapter 6: DOS in Windows 95/98.

PART II: The Non-Nerd's Guide to PC Hardware.

Chapter 7: Your Basic Hardware: What It Is and Why.

Chapter 8: RAM (Or Memory, the Way We Were).

Chapter 9: The Video Display (That's the Computer Screen).

Chapter 10: Keyboard and Mouse (Or Where Is the "Any" Key?).

Chapter 11: The Printer (Making the Right Impression).

Chapter 12: More on Modems.

Chapter 13: All You (Don't) Want to Know about Disks.

PART III: The Non-Nerd's Guide to PC Software.

Chapter 14: Basic Software Setup.

Chapter 15: Software Mystery Grab Bag.

Chapter 16: Playing with the Editor.

Chapter 17: The Hard Drive: Where You Store Stuff.

Chapter 18: File Fitness (Stuff You Do with Files).

Chapter 19: Files -- Lost and Found.

PART IV: Yikes! (Or Help Me Out of This One!).

Chapter 20: When It's Time to Toss In the Towel (And Call a DOS Guru).

Chapter 21: After You Panic, Do This.

Chapter 22: Diagnosing, Disinfecting, and Getting Help.

Chapter 23: DOS Error Messages (What They Mean, What to Do).

PART V: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 24: Ten Things You Should Do All the Time.

Chapter 25: Ten Common Beginner Mistakes.

Chapter 26: Ten Things You Should Never Do.

Chapter 27: Ten Favorite DOS Commands.

DOS Command Reference.

Glossary.

Index.

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