Newnes PC Troubleshooting Pocket Book

Newnes PC Troubleshooting Pocket Book

3rd Edition - October 17, 2003

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  • Authors: Howard Anderson, Mike Tooley
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080497464

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Newnes PC Troubleshooting Pocket Book provides a concise and compact reference that describes, in a clear and straightforward manner, the principles and practice of faultfinding and upgrading PCs and peripherals. The strong practical emphasis is backed up with many illustrations and examples of real-lie problems. The book is aimed at anyone who is involved with the installation, configuration, maintenance, upgrading, repair or support of PC systems. It also provides non-technical users with sufficient background information, charts and checklists to enable the diagnosis of faults and help to carry out simple modifications and repairs. The new edition of PC Troubleshooting will continue to include a number of short cuts that are instrumental in avoiding hours of potential frustration and costly effort. In order to reflect rapid changes in computer technology (both hardware and software) this new edition has been completely revised and rewritten. New and expanded sections on: modern machines (Pentium II, III, IV, AMD); modern buses (FSB, AGP, Cyrix, Chip sets); different RAM chip types and connectors; Win 2000, ME, XP; latest SCSI standards, Ultra DMA, "live" re-partitioning of the disc, FAT16, FAT36, NTFS, performance and compatibility differences; 'famous' viruses and personal firewalls.

Key Features

  • All the essential data for PC fault-finding and upgrading
  • Ideal for systems support staff, businesses, students, teachers, and home PC users
  • Strong practical emphasis is backed up with many illustrations and examples of real problems


Technicians, technical support staff, PC operators, engineers, further education students, home PC users and small businesses that have to provide their own front-line technical support.

Table of Contents

  • Preface; Introduction; The internet; Microcomputer fundamentals; System architecture and construction; The PC expansion buses; Semiconductor memory; Printers and the printer interface; The serial communication ports; Replaceable disk drives; Hard disk drives; Displays; Viruses; Troubleshooting Windows error messages; Troubleshooting Windows registry; Appendices; Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Newnes 2003
  • Published: October 17, 2003
  • Imprint: Newnes
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080497464

About the Authors

Howard Anderson

Affiliations and Expertise

IT Consultant; formerly of Waltham Forest College, U.K.; previously a member of the Edexcel HN syllabus drafting team

Mike Tooley

Mike Tooley is a technical author and consultant. He was formerly Vice Principal at Brooklands College in Surrey, England, where he was responsible for the delivery of learning to over 10,000 Further and Higher Education students increasingly by flexible, open and on-line distance learning. Mike is the well-known author of several popular engineering and related text books, including widely adopted course texts for BTEC, GCE A-level and GCSE qualifications in Engineering. Mike's hobbies include astronomy, amateur radio, aviation, computing and electronic circuit design and construction.

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly Vice Principal, Dean of Faculty and Head of Engineering at Brooklands College, Surrey, UK

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