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Fix Your Own Computer For Seniors For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-57568-0
388 pages
December 2009
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Introduction 1

Part I: A Computer Is Not a Toaster 7

Chapter 1: Getting to Know the Parts You Can See 9

Chapter 2: Thinking Inside the Box 27

Chapter 3: Looking Through Windows and Other Software 47

Part II: Keeping Your PC Healthy with Preventive Maintenance 65

Chapter 4: Taking Care of Software 67

Chapter 5: Practicing Good Computer Hygiene 85

Chapter 6: Keeping Intruders out of Your Computer 103

Chapter 7: Getting Help When Prevention Fails 121

Part III: Fixing Sick Hardware 137

Chapter 8: Repairing the Monitor 139

Chapter 9: Solving Electrical and Mechanical Problems 157

Chapter 10: Installing Memory 175

Chapter 11: Changing a Drive, Made Easy 185

Chapter 12: Fixing a Malfunctioning Printer 209

Chapter 13: Taking Care of Your Mouse (or Trackball) and Keyboard 221

Part IV: Resetting the Operating System 237

Chapter 14: Repairing, Refreshing, and Reinstalling Windows 239

Chapter 15: Checking and Changing System Configuration 253

Chapter 16: Restoring Your Computer’s Settings 263

Chapter 17: Working in Safe Mode 279

Part V: Troubleshooting Your PC 293

18: Managing and Troubleshooting Devices 295

19: Relieving Hard Times for Hard Drives 307

20: Fixing Common Problems 321

Glossary 335

Index 349

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