Troubleshooting & Maintaining PCs All-in-One For Dummies, 4th Edition

  • 6h 19m
  • Dan Gookin
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2021

Nothing’s more annoying than a tech malfunction, especially when it’s your PC―with the exception of perhaps wading through reams of random, unreliable theories online looking for a solution, or paying an expensive tech geek to show up to perform a five-minute fix. The latest edition of Troubleshooting & Maintaining Your PC All-in-One For Dummies puts all this frustration behind you and gets you straight to work solving the problem yourself!

In his straightforward, friendly style, Dan Gookin―bestselling tech author and all-round Mr. Fixit―packs everything you need to know into 5-books-in-1, giving you the knowledge and process to hit on the right solution, fast. From identifying common problems to methodically narrowing down to the correct fix, you’ll save hours of frustrating research―and experience the sweet, righteous satisfaction of having achieved it all yourself.

  • Pick up quick fixes
  • Understand and reconnect networks
  • Restore memory
  • Boost your PC’s performance

Every problem has a solution and PCs are no different: get this book and you’ll never catch yourself shouting at your monitor or frustrated with the motherboard again―well, maybe not quite so often.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • Trouble Comes Hither
  • Quick Fixes
  • Startup Problems
  • Disk Disaster
  • Monitor Mayhem
  • Internal Issues
  • Printer Problems
  • Peripheral Perils
  • Software Situations
  • Network Nonsense
  • Shutdown Issues
  • Windows Recovery Environment
  • The Device Manager
  • MSCONFIG and the Task Manager
  • Safe Mode
  • System Restore
  • The Task Manager
  • The Windows Registry
  • Events and Diagnostics
  • PC Privacy
  • Keeping Software Current
  • Keep Mr. PC Safe
  • Backup and Restore
  • Performance and Resources
  • More Mass Storage
  • Boost PC Performance
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