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Author Beales, R. P.

Title PC systems, installation and maintenance / Robert Beales
Edition 2nd ed
Published Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/Newnes, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 460 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- Part 1 PC hardware technology -- 1 The PC defined -- Introduction to digital computers -- Making use of computers -- Five stage computer model -- CPU -- Computer types -- The IBM-PC (a mini-history of its development) -- The PC system -- Self-assessment questions -- 2 The system unit -- The system-unit -- The motherboard -- a closer look -- Compact disc drives -- Self-assessment questions -- 3 Peripherals -- Input peripherals -- Output peripherals -- Printer types and characteristics -- Paper feed methods -- Printer input output and control -- Character sets -- Installing and testing a printer in windows -- Scanners -- Modems -- Digital cameras -- Video and sound systems -- VDU types and characteristics -- Monochrome CRT monitor system -- Colour CRT monitor system -- Picture elements -- Additive colour mixing -- Types of video signal -- Video cards -- Direct X -- Installation and adjustment -- Fault finding using standard colour bars -- Flat panel displays -- Glossary of terms used on modern graphics cards -- Sound cards -- The keyboard -- The mouse -- Self-assessment questions -- 4 Networks -- Communication fundamentals -- Modulation methods -- Computer networks -- Installing your own windows network -- Installing a network using Windows XP -- Making RJ-45 UTP flyleads -- Making thinnet RG-58 coaxial leads -- Part 2 Assembling, configuring and upgrading -- 5 Building a complete PC system -- Handling and transporting equipment -- Assembling a complete PC system -- Installing Windows XP Home Edition -- Windows XP registration and activation -- Installing Windows 98 on a new PC -- Upgrading from Windows 95 -- Installing Windows 98 on an existing Windows 98 system -- Upgrading to Windows 98 from Windows 3.X -- Installing Windows 2000 -- Windows 95/98/ME/XP architecture -- Windows 2000/XP architecture -- Part 3 Systems support -- 6 Routine maintenance and troubleshooting -- Troubleshooting -- POST -- Repairing motherboards -- ROM BIOS -- CMOS setup -- PnP -- Installing devices in Windows -- Windows 95/98 registry -- Diagnosing faults -- Finding faults by visual inspection -- Specific troubleshooting guide (Windows 95/98/2000 systems) -- Windows 98 specific problems -- Windows 98 general troubleshooting -- Self-assessment questions -- 7 Health and safety -- Computers and safe working practices -- A brief introduction to the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974 -- The European Safety Signs Directive -- Self-assessment questions -- Appendix A: Glossary -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y --tidtid6
Summary The PC hardware handbook for students, IT support staff, small business users and home office users - covers the set-up, running and maintenance of PC systems
Notes Includes index
Print version record
Subject IBM-compatible computers -- Maintenance and repair
Microcomputers -- Equipment and supplies -- Examinations
Microcomputers -- Maintenance and repair.
Microcomputers -- Upgrading -- Examinations
COMPUTERS -- Hardware -- Handheld Devices.
COMPUTERS -- Hardware -- Personal Computers -- General.
COMPUTERS -- Microprocessors.
IBM-compatible computers -- Maintenance and repair.
Microcomputers -- Equipment and supplies.
Microcomputers -- Maintenance and repair.
Microcomputers -- Upgrading.
Genre/Form Examinations.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 008045495X
9780080454955