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D

Data

back ups, 136

comparing data in files, 300–301

COMP command to compare, 300–301

compression and backup programs, 137

lost data, 287–288

retrieving deleted data, 7, 123, 132, 311

System State data, 260

transfer speeds, 220–221, 292

see also storage devices

Data recovery

Ontrack Data Recovery Services, 132

RECOVER command, 311

tools for, 7, 123

Data transfer cables, 6

DC power output connectors, 97–99

Dead computer, troubleshooting, 281

Defragging, with Disk Defragmenter, 52

DEL command, 303, 321

DELETE command, 321

Desks, 266

Desktop board. See motherboards

Device drivers

accessing information about installed drivers, 327

chipset manufacturers as source for, 36

defined and described, 27–29

Device Manager to reinstall, tutorial, 32

disabling, 322–323

downloads of, 35–36

enabling, 324–325

installing and reinstalling, 29–30

location of, 52

obtaining, 34–36

for optical drives, 152

printer drivers, 31, 246

rolling back drivers, 34

special drive controllers, 132

troubleshooting and, 244

updates for, 54–55

video driver upgrades, 166

Windows and compatibility of, 33–34

Device Manager

accessing, tutorial, 31–32

drivers, reinstalling, tutorial, 32

Input / Output Address (I/O Address), 39–40

IRQ or IRQL (Interrupt Request Line) in, 38–39

modem troubleshooting and, 177

optical drives and, 155

resource conflict resolution and, 40–44

resources in, 37–40

status information, 36–37

Diagnosing problems

POST cards for, 5

software for, 5

see also troubleshooting; Specific components

Dialing Rules, 209–210

DIMMs (dual inline memory modules), 64–65, 102–103

installation, 108

DIN AT keyboard connectors, 90

DIP switches, 84

settings, 74, 76

DIR command, 304–305, 322

Directories. See folders

DISABLE command, 322–323

Disabled users, Accessibility Options and, 17

Disk Cleanup applet, 52

Disk Defragmenter applet, 52

Disk drives

Disk Management and monitoring, 18

installation software, 6

see also drives

Diskeeper, 53

Diskette drives, 3

Disk Management

disk drive monitoring, 18

status indicators, 136

Disk Management command (200 and XP), 123–124

DISKPART command, 323–324

Disks

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

burning CDs and DVDs, 147, 156

DVD disk types, 148

Emergency Repair Disks (ERDs), 255–257

floppy disk formatting, 145

maintenance of optical disks, 154

scratch repair, 154

Windows 9X startup disks, making, 145

write problems, 155

Display adapters, defined and described, 4

Displays. See monitors

DocMemory, 112

Documentation, 9

Dongles, 201–202

DOS, 55–58

boot disks, 241–243

CD-ROMs and DOS support, 157

hard drive control and DOS commands, 122–124

SYS command, 314

using DOS commands, 57–58

Downloads

of device drivers, 35–36

e-mail attachments that won't download, 225

rejected downloads, 218

DRAM timing, 14

DrDflash, 79

Drive overlay software, 135

Drivers. See device drivers

Drives

CD drives, 3, 147

disk drives, 6, 18

diskette drives, 3

DVD drives, 3, 147, 148–149

FireWire (IEEE 1394), 138–139

floppy disk drives, 3, 140–145, 289–290

hot-swappable drives, 138

Jaz drives, 146

lettering system for, 121

microdrives, 139

network drives, 121

SATA drives, 118

SCSI drives and ports, 90

S.M.A.R.T. drives, 15, 131

testers for drives, 134

USB drives and ports, 88–89, 138–139, 263

Zip drives, 146

see also hard drives; optical drives

DSL modems, 180

Dual inline memory modules (DIMMs), 64–65

Dualview (XP), 161

Dust, cleaning tools and vacuums for, 6

DVD disks, scratch repair kits for, 6

DVD drives

defined and described, 3, 147

selection of, 148–149

speed of, 149

writable drives, types of, 148

DVI ports, 89

DVI video, 165

DVO connector, 66

Dynamic disks, 120



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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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