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Lab Manual for A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC,9780619186197

Lab Manual for A+ Guide to Managing and Maintaining Your PC

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9780619186197

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0619186194
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Pub. Date:
3/27/2003
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Table of Contents

Introducing Hardware
1(19)
Gather and Record System Information
2(2)
Identify Computer Parts
4(6)
Use Shareware to Examine a Computer
10(4)
Compare Costs
14(3)
Plan an Ideal System
17(2)
How an Operating System Works with Hardware and Other Software
19(20)
Examine System Resources with Device Manager
20(3)
Use Shareware to Examine a Computer
23(4)
Create and Examine a Windows 98 Startup Disk
27(2)
Use Microsoft Diagnostics with Windows
29(4)
Install Windows Components
33(2)
Convert Numbers
35(4)
Understanding the Boot Process and Ms-Dos Mode
39(24)
Examine Files and Directores
40(4)
Observe the Boot Process
44(2)
Modify Configuration Files and Observe the Results
46(3)
Learn to Work from the Command Line
49(6)
Examine Windows Configuration Files
55(3)
Learn File Naming Conventions
58(5)
Electricity and Power Supplies
63(18)
Take a Computer Apart and Put it Back Together
64(5)
Find Documentation on the Internet
69(2)
Learn PC Power Supply Facts
71(3)
Measure the Output of Your Power Supply
74(3)
Replace a Power Supply
77(4)
The Motherboard
81(20)
Examine and Adjust CMOS Settings
82(6)
Use a Motherboard Diagnostic Utility
88(3)
Identify a Motherboard and Find Documentation on the Internet
91(4)
Remove and Replace the Motherboard
95(2)
Identify Motherboard Components and Form Factors
97(4)
Memory and Floppy Drives
101(22)
Research RAM on the Internet
102(3)
Explore the Kingston Web Site
105(4)
Upgrade RAM
109(5)
Troubleshoot Memory Problems
114(4)
Use Himem.sys
118(5)
Floppy Drives
123(22)
Install and Troubleshoot a Floppy Drive
124(3)
Use TestDrive to Test a Floppy Drive
127(3)
Format a Floppy Disk
130(3)
Use the Diskcopy and Xcopy Commands
133(4)
Critical Thinking: Use Debug to Examine Disk Information
137(8)
Understanding and Installing Hard Drives
145(26)
Install and Partition a Hard Drive
146(6)
Format a Drive and Test it with ScanDisk
152(3)
Test Hard Drive Performance Using SANDRA
155(3)
Use Disk Management
158(5)
Use Hard Drive Utilities
163(8)
Optimizing and Protecting Hard Drives
171(28)
Perform Hard Drive Routine Maintenance
172(4)
Back Up and Restore Files in Windows 2000/XP
176(5)
Research Data Recovery Services
181(5)
Use Do-It-Yourself Data Recovery Software
186(7)
Troubleshoot Hard Drives
193(2)
Critical Thinking: Sabotage and Repair a Hard Drive Subsystem
195(4)
Supporting I/O Devices
199(18)
Lab 10.1 Gather Information on Your System
200(2)
Identify Hardware Conflicts Using Device Manager
202(4)
Diagnose Simple Hardware Problems
206(2)
Plan and Design a Null Modem Cable
208(2)
Use a Multimeter to Inspect Cables
210(4)
Critical Thinking: Sabotage and Repair a System
214(3)
Multimedia Devices and Mass Storage
217(30)
Install a Sound Card
218(5)
Install a PCVideo Camera
223(5)
Compare CD and DVD Technologies
228(5)
Install Dual Monitors in Windows 9x
233(4)
Research Digital Cameras
237(5)
Explore Windows 98 Audio Features
242(5)
Supporting Windows 9x
247(40)
Use Windows Keyboard Shortcuts
248(3)
Customize Your Desktop
251(3)
Update Drivers with Device Manager
254(2)
Examine the Windows 9x CD
256(4)
Perform A Custom Windows 98 Installation and Write Documentation
260(3)
Manage Windows File Associations
263(5)
Update Windows
268(3)
Optimize Windows
271(5)
Modify System Configuration Files
276(4)
Save, Modify and Restore the Registry
280(4)
Critical Thinking: Sabotage and Repair Windows 98
284(3)
Understanding and Installing Windows 2000 and Windows NT
287(42)
Install or Upgrade to Windows 2000
288(6)
Use Windows Help and Troubleshooters
294(5)
Install and Use Windows 2000 Support Tools
299(4)
Use the Windows 2000 Setup Manager Wizard
303(4)
Manager User Accounts in Windows NT
307(6)
Create Windows NT Setup and Repair Disks
313(4)
Repair Windows NT Workstation
317(4)
Observe and Repair Video Problems
321(4)
Critical Thinking: Sabotage and Repair Windows NT
325(4)
Supporting and Troubleshooting Windows 2000
329(24)
Use the Microsoft Management Console
330(4)
Analyze a System with Windows NT/2000/XP Event Viewer
334(7)
Use Task Manager
341(5)
Use Dr. Watson
346(2)
Critical Thinking: Sabotage and Repair Windows 2000
348(5)
Installing and Using Windows XP
353(26)
Install Windows XP
354(7)
Allow Two Users to Log on Simultaneously
361(3)
Navigate and Customize Windows XP
364(6)
Manage User Accounts in Windows XP
370(4)
Windows Media Player
374(5)
Supporting and Troubleshooting Windows XP
379(24)
Set Disk Quotas
380(3)
Use Encryption
383(3)
Restore the System State
386(4)
Install Recovery Console as an Option on the Startup Menu
390(3)
Use Recovery Console to Copy Files
393(2)
Monitor the Memory Counter
395(3)
Critical Thinking: Sabotage and Repair Windows XP
398(5)
Communicating over Phone Lines
403(20)
Simulate Serial Port Communication
404(4)
Install and Test a Modem
408(3)
Use At Commands to Control a Modem
411(4)
Simulate Modem Problems
415(3)
Critical Thinking: Use Two Modems to Create a Multilink Connection
418(5)
PCs on a Network
423(42)
Install and Test an Ethernet NIC
424(5)
Inspect Cables
429(3)
Compare Options for a Home LAN
432(6)
Troubleshoot with TCP/IP Utilities
438(5)
Practice Solving Network Connectivity Problems
443(3)
Share Resources on a Network
446(5)
Use NetBEUI Instead of TCP/IP
451(7)
Use a Parallel Port for Direct Cable Connection
458(3)
Configure and Use Dial-Up Server
461(4)
PCs on the Internet
465(20)
Install Software to Delete Cookies
466(3)
Use FTP to Download a Brower
469(4)
Download and Install Internet Explorer and Install Netscape
473(4)
Set Up NetMeeting
477(4)
Configure a Browser So It Doesn't Download Images
481(4)
Notebooks and PDAs
485(24)
Examine Notebook Documentation
486(5)
Compare Notebooks and Desktops
491(3)
Replace a Notebook Hard Drive
494(5)
Research Software Available for PDAs
499(5)
Battery Calibration and Power Management
504(5)
Supporting Printers
509(20)
Install and Share a Printer
510(4)
Install a Network Printer
514(4)
Update Printer Drivers
518(6)
Printer Maintenance and Troubleshooting
524(3)
Critical Thinking: Sabotage and Repair a Network Printer
527(2)
All About SCSI
529(12)
Compare SCSI to Competing Technologies
530(2)
Compare SCSI Standards
532(2)
Install a Host Adapter and Hard Drive
534(2)
Install an External Drive
536(3)
Critical Thinking: Plan a SCSI System
539(2)
Purchasing a PC or Building Your Own
541(32)
Choose a System
542(3)
Determine System Requirements
545(4)
Compare What You Need with What You Can Afford
549(6)
Check System Compatibility
555(2)
Evaluate an Upgrade
557(4)
Determine Hardware Compatibility with Windows XP
561(3)
Compare Windows Versions using the Microsoft Web Site
564(2)
Investigate Linux
566(4)
Explore the Macintosh World
570(3)
Troubleshooting and Maintenance Fundamentals
573(1)
Produce Help Desk Procedures
574(4)
Flash BIOS
578(4)
Troubleshoot General Computer Problems
582(3)
Troubleshoot Hypothetical Situations
585(5)
Critical Thinking: Update Motherboard Drivers
590


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