9780619000387

A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC

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  • ISBN13:

    9780619000387

  • ISBN10:

    0619000384

  • Edition: CD
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/4/1999
  • Publisher: Course Technology Ptr
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Summary

A thorough, step-by-step book available for learning the fundamentals of supporting PCs. Includes complete mapping to CompTIS's current A+ exams and several in-depth, hands-on projects at the end of each chapter, designed to make certain that you not only understand the material, but can execute procedures and make decisions on your own. Softcover. CD-ROM included.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
v
A+ Table of Contents xvii
Introduction xxxiii
How Computers Work
1(64)
How Software and Hardware Work Together
65(48)
The System Board
113(64)
Understanding and Managing Memory
177(62)
Floppy Drives
239(40)
Introduction to Hard Drives
279(68)
Hard Drive Installation and Support
347(58)
Troubleshooting Fundamentals
405(48)
Supporting I/O Devices
453(58)
Multimedia Technology
511(44)
Electricity and Power Supplies
555(42)
Supporting Windows 3.x and Windows 9x
597(80)
Understanding and Supporting Windows NT Workstation
677(68)
Purchasing a PC or Building Your Own
745(54)
Communicating over Phone Lines
799(54)
Networking Fundamentals and the Internet
853(86)
Printers and Notebook Computers
939(38)
Viruses, Disaster Recovery, and a Maintenance Plan That Works
977(40)
The Professional PC Technician
1017
Appendix A Error Messages and Their Meanings A1
Appendix B hard Drive Types B1
Appendix C ASCII Character Set and ANSI.SYS C1
Appendix D The Hexadecimal Number System and Memory Addressing D1
Appendix E Troubleshooting Guidelines E1
Appendix F Behind the Scenes with DEBUG F1
Appendix G Interrupt Vectors G1
Glossary 1(1)
Index 1

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