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Paging, 45, 104

Paper clips, as tools, 4

Parallel ports, 88

Parameters, ATTRIB command parameters, 296

PartitionMagic (Power Quest), 132–133

Partitions and partitioning, 120–121, 122, 132–133

DISKPART command and, 323–324

FDISK command and, 306

MAP command and, 327–328

NTFS partitions, 135–136

third-party software solutions for, 132–133

utilities for, 132

Parts, quality of replacement parts, 7–8

Passwords

BIOS settings and, 14

Content Advisor password, 217

Internet usernames and passwords, 200

Patches, 54, 156

PATH command, 310–311

Paths, 56–57

PATH command, 310–311

<Pause> key, 191

PCAnywhere (Symantec), 243–244

PC-Card (PCMCIA) hard drives, 139

PC Certify testing kits, 112, 134, 236

PC-Cillin™ (Trend Micro™), 60, 222

PC health settings, 15

PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) expansion slots, 66–68

PCI video cards, 165

PCMCIA (PC Card) hard drives, 90, 139

Performance

System Properties Performance tab (9x), 44–45

Task Manager applet, 46–48

temporary Internet files, 215

troubleshooting, 282–283

Performance tab of System applet, 17

Performance tab of System Properties (9x), 44–45

Performance tab of Task Manager applet, 47–48

Peripherals

BIOS settings, 15

troubleshooting problems in, 288–289

Phone Dialer, 178

Pins

bent pins, 166

slot and socket configuration and, 82

Pixels, 160

Platter speed, 119

PnP (Plug and Play), BIOS settings for, 16

Port assignments, BIOS settings, 14

Ports

AGPs (Accelerated Graphics Ports), 164

assignments of, BIOS settings, 14

COM ports, 44, 174

defined and described, 3

DIN AT keyboard connectors, 90

DVI ports, 89

FireWire (IEEE 1394) ports, 89

Game Controller / MIDI port, 90

I/O ports, 87–90, 93

modems and serial ports, 174

on motherboards, 69

multiple parallel (LPT) ports, 44

parallel ports, 88

PCMCIA (PC Card), 90

port-testing software, 5

PS/2, 90

RJ-45 (Ethernet), 90

SCSI port, 90

serial ports, 88

Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports, 88–89

VGA (Video Graphics Adapter) ports, 89

Port-testing software, 5

POST (power on self test) tests

BIOS and, 12

POST cards, 5, 236–237

Power connectors, motherboards, 68, 70

Power cords, 96–97

Power Options, 24

Power settings, BIOS settings, 14

Power supplies

DC power output connectors, 97–99

defined and described, 2, 96–97

diagnosing problems, 99

proprietary power supplies, 98–99

removal and replacement, 99–100

requirements, determining, 97–98

testing, 99

UPS (uninterruptible power supply), 6, 8, 61–62

voltage, 99

Power switches, 263

soft power switches, 40

Printers and printing

access to Printers and Faxes folder, 244

cartridge replacement, 246

Printer Properties, 246

print queues, 245

reinstalling printer software, tutorial, 31

troubleshooting, 244–246, 287

<Print Screen|sys Rq> key, 191

Problem-solving software, 7

Processes tab of Task Manager applet, 46–47

Programs page, Internet Options settings, 218–219, 219

PS/2, 90



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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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