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Has disaster struck? If you’re reading this, something very bad may have already happened to your PC. Or maybe you’re wisely looking ahead to any of several what-if scenarios. Either way, PC Disaster and Recovery is the book you need to recover from today’s disaster and not lose sleep over the ones that lie around the corner. No matter how dire the situation, expert, step-by-step instructions will keep you cool and focused and get you back on your feet. Coverage includes:
About the Author
Kate J. Chase is an online technical manager who has led professional support communities on America Online, The Microsoft Network, and ZDnet. Her writing has appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines (both computing- and non-computing-related), and she has authored, co-authored, and contributed to several other computer books, including Instant E-Commerce, also from Sybex.
PC Disaster and Recovery
Kate J. Chase
Associate Publisher: Joel Fugazzotto
Acquisitions Editor: Ellen L. Dendy
Developmental Editor: Brianne Hope Agatep
Editor: Sarah Lemaire
Production Editor: Dennis Fitzgerald
Technical Editor: Don Fuller
Electronic Publishing Specialist: Franz Baumhackl
Proofreaders: Amey Garber, Emily Hsuan, Laurie O’Connell, Nancy Riddiough
Indexer: Ted Laux
Photographer: Emily Sherrill Weadock
Cover Designer and Illustrator: Richard Miller, Calyx Design
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This book is dedicated to Tim Barwick, Arnold Brackman, Robert Pratt, and Richard H. Slone, all teachers of one type or another who showed me how to hone my craft and find my voice in helping others.
Few books are ever the product of one person, and this book is no exception.
The first thoughts for this book were written down the morning after the attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2001, when brave people at both sites were already talking about how they could get back to work.
Yet this project was just a bundle of notes until Ellen Dendy, an acquisitions editor at Sybex, came to me and asked if I was interested in doing a book on PC disaster and recovery for real people. We both agreed it was time for a book of this type.
As the manuscript progressed, Brianne Agatep, the developmental editor, and Dennis Fitzgerald, the production editor, plus Don Fuller, the technical editor, and Sarah Lemaire, the copyeditor, brought their gifted and efficient diligence to making certain all the necessary material was covered, checked and double-checked, and clear in its presentation.
Thanks, too, to Emily Sherrill Weadock, who shared her photographs for this book, and to John Bedell, who offered many great tips and ideas.
In addition, I must acknowledge the thousands of work associates, friends, and users who have shared their experiences and their suggestions during my many years of providing online help for Windows, hardware, and applications through online services like America Online and The Microsoft Network, and through Internet newsgroups.
And finally, let me say farewell to the Pentium II 350MHz system that gave up its life for this project so that other PCs might process onward. I certainly got my money’s worth, considering it saw me through four years, almost a dozen books and guides, hundreds of articles and columns, thousands of newsgroup postings, two dozen beta tests, four operating systems, three disasters, and one major move. And, interestingly, it survived two years longer than the manufacturer who made it.