Index_B

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B

Backup applet, 52

Backups

backup programs, 137

Microsoft Backup, 153–154

to optical disks, 153–154

Outlook Express backups, 227–228

Wizard Mode, all-information backups, 261

Batteries, motherboard batteries, 76–77

Beep codes, 195, 233

Belarc Advisor, 236

Binary numbers, 101

BIOS (Basic Input Output System)

AGP aperture settings, 14–15

battery replacement and BIOS settings, 76–77

boot order, 14

chip removal, 81

CPU frequency and voltage control settings, 15

defined and described, 3

extended system configuration data (ESCD), 15

flashing (updating), 6, 78–80

hard drive settings, 117, 131, 134

IDE detection, 15

interrupts (IRQs), 15

LBA support, 134

load default settings, 16

memory settings, 14, 113

motherboards and, 77–80, 84

optical drive settings, 149

overview of, 11–16

passwords and, 14

PC health settings, 15

peripheral settings, 15

PnP (Plug and Play) settings, 16

POST cards and POST tests, 12

power settings (ACPI), 14

settings, 14–16, 76–77, 113, 117, 131, 134, 149

setup programs and, 12

S.M.A.R.T. drives and, 15

updates, 79, 135

version numbers, 14, 79

video memory settings, 164

Bits, 101

Blue screen errors, 26, 111, 239

Boot disks

CD-ROMs as, 157

creating, 241–243

creating boot floppies from CD-ROMs, 256–257

emergency boot disks, creating, 21–22

Booting

boot disks, 21–22, 157, 241–243, 256–257

Boot.ini, 52

boot order, 14

from CD-ROMs, 157

emergency boot disks, creating, 21–22

master boot record, 120–121

Safe Mode Boot, 40–42, 252

troubleshooting boot errors, 281–282

Boot.ini, 52

Boot order, 14

Boot sectors, creating new, 325–326

Breakout boxes, 5

Broadband (high-speed) Internet connections, troubleshooting, 211–215

Buffer (cache) memory, 119

Buffer overrun errors, 155

Burning disks, 147, 156

Bytes, 101



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PC Repair and Maintenance(c) A Practical Guide
PC Repair and Maintenance: A Practical Guide (Charles River Media Networking/Security)
ISBN: 1584502665
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 175

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