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Chapter 1: Overview

Figure 1.1: A typical PC system.

Chapter 2: System Configuration and Computer Hygiene

Figure 2.1: A sample setup screen.
Figure 2.2: Another setup screen.
Figure 2.3: Services applet.
Figure 2.4: Configuring a service.
Figure 2.5: 9x Windows Setup tab.
Figure 2.6: XP Windows Components Wizard.
Figure 2.7: System Properties in Windows 9x.
Figure 2.8: System Properties in Windows 2000.
Figure 2.9: System Properties in Windows XP.
Figure 2.10: Windows 2000 Startup and Recovery settings.
Figure 2.11: A WinZip self-extracting file.
Figure 2.12: Device Manager indicating problematic hardware.
Figure 2.13: Jumpers and microswitches.
Figure 2.14: Device Manager IRQ View in newer computer.
Figure 2.15: Windows 2000 Startup menu.
Figure 2.16: Changing resources manually.
Figure 2.17: 9x System Properties, Performance tab.
Figure 2.18: Processes tab of Windows XP Task Manager.
Figure 2.19: Performance tab of Windows XP Task Manager.
Figure 2.20: Overloaded system tray.
Figure 2.21: MSConfig.
Figure 2.22: Sysedit open to AUTOEXEC.BAT.
Figure 2.23: A computer dedicated to virus scanning and data backup.

Chapter 3: Motherboards and Their Components

Figure 3.1: ATX motherboard.
Figure 3.2: DIMM slots.
Figure 3.3: AGP video slot.
Figure 3.4: DVO video header connector.
Figure 3.5: A combination ISA/PCI slot.
Figure 3.6: ISA cards' pins are much bigger and farther apart than PCI cards' pins.
Figure 3.7: ATX power connector.
Figure 3.8: If the motherboard has this 12-volt connector, it must be connected. The connector from the power supply is in the inset.
Figure 3.9: AT power connector.
Figure 3.10: IDE and floppy disk drive connectors
Figure 3.11: A computer with built-in sound and video.
Figure 3.12: Power supply voltage switch.
Figure 3.13: Elevated mounting holes.
Figure 3.14: Standoff assortment.
Figure 3.15: Replacing a lithium coin cell battery.
Figure 3.16: Permanently installed battery and replacement battery terminals (four pins).
Figure 3.17: Removing a BIOS chip.
Figure 3.18: The thermal pad goes on the bottom of the heat sink.
Figure 3.19: Installing a processor.
Figure 3.20: 3-pin processor fan connectors.
Figure 3.21: Removing the screw that holds an expansion card in place.
Figure 3.22: Installing a slot cover.
Figure 3.23: Common ports.

Chapter 4: Cases and Power Supplies

Figure 4.1: A typical ATX case.
Figure 4.2: Attaching an I/O shield.
Figure 4.3: Removing a side panel.
Figure 4.4: One-piece case cover.
Figure 4.5: The ubiquitous CEE AC power cord.
Figure 4.6: ATX DC power connectors.
Figure 4.7: Power supply assortment.

Chapter 5: Memory (RAM)

Figure 5.1: A 184-pin DIMM.
Figure 5.2: This computer has 261,424 KB of physical memory.
Figure 5.3: Numbered DIMM slots.
Figure 5.4: Match the indentation with the notch.
Figure 5.5: An installed module.
Figure 5.6: Inserting a SODIMM in a notebook computer.

Chapter 6: Magnetic Disk Drives

Figure 6.1: A standard PC EIDE hard drive.
Figure 6.2: Hard drive information in a BIOS setup program.
Figure 6.3: Disk Management on a simple Windows 2000 system.
Figure 6.4: Removing the screws that secure the drive to the cage.
Figure 6.5: Removing the power and data connectors from an EIDE hard drive.
Figure 6.6: This jumper panel is set for master.
Figure 6.7: This ribbon cable supports cable select.
Figure 6.8: Finding pin 1.
Figure 6.9: An EIDE ribbon cable connected to the connector on the motherboard. Notice the '40' on the opposite side of the cable's stripe, indicating pin 40.
Figure 6.10: 2.5-inch hard drive connector.
Figure 6.11: Windows Backup
Figure 6.12: Standard opening, standard drive.
Figure 6.13: Proprietary opening, proprietary drive.
Figure 6.14: The large connector is for hard drives, optical drives, and 5.25-inch floppy drives. The small connector is only for 3.5-inch floppy drives.
Figure 6.15: One floppy cable with a twist.
Figure 6.16: A bay usable for floppy drive.
Figure 6.17: Pin 1 markings can be vague.
Figure 6.18: Pin 1 marking on the motherboard.

Chapter 7: CD and DVD Drives

Figure 7.1: A typical CD-ROM drive installation.
Figure 7.2: Audio header connectors on a motherboard.
Figure 7.3: Optical drive audio connector.
Figure 7.4: Windows XP CD burner controls.
Figure 7.5: Freeing a captive disc.

Chapter 8: Video, Sound, Modems, and Network Adapters

Figure 8.1: VGA connectors.
Figure 8.2: Display Properties.
Figure 8.3: AGP retention clip.
Figure 8.4: A sound card's audio connectors.
Figure 8.5: A sound card jack panels.
Figure 8.6: Three different types of modems.
Figure 8.7: PC-Card modems.
Figure 8.8: Advanced modem properties.
Figure 8.9: Naming a HyperTerminal connection.
Figure 8.10: Autodetecting the modem in HyperTerminal.

Chapter 9: Input Devices

Figure 9.1: Pointing device assortment.
Figure 9.2: A typical Mouse applet from Windows Me.
Figure 9.3: Badly labeled PS/2 ports.
Figure 9.4: Opening the bottom of a ball mouse.
Figure 9.5: The Windows key.
Figure 9.6: Speed page of the Keyboard applet in Windows 2000.
Figure 9.7: Input Locales page of the Keyboard applet in Windows 2000.
Figure 9.8: The removable panel type of laptop keyboard removal.
Figure 9.9: Treat the ribbon cable with care.
Figure 9.10: The 'K' screw.

Chapter 10: Troubleshooting Internet Connections

Figure 10.1: Connect the phone line to the phone jack.
Figure 10.2: Dial-up Networking in Windows Me.
Figure 10.3: A connection's General properties page in Windows Me.
Figure 10.4: My Locations.
Figure 10.5: Area Code Rules.
Figure 10.6: Windows Me Dialing page.
Figure 10.7: Choose the third option with Windows 2000.
Figure 10.8: Choose the second option with Windows XP.
Figure 10.9: 2000's wizard page with the 'Use area code and dialing rules' check box selected.
Figure 10.10: Configure a separate set of rules for each location.
Figure 10.11: Calling card use in 2000.
Figure 10.12: Adding a new calling card in 2000.
Figure 10.13: Selecting a broadband connection in XP.
Figure 10.14: An assortment of DSL filters.
Figure 10.15: Internet Options General page from XP.
Figure 10.16: Privacy page.
Figure 10.17: The Content page.
Figure 10.18: The Connections page.
Figure 10.19: Viewing the Internet connection speed.
Figure 10.20: Add an e-mail account.
Figure 10.21: General properties.
Figure 10.22: The Servers page.
Figure 10.23: Connection page.
Figure 10.24: Advanced page.
Figure 10.25: AOL System Information.

Chapter 11: Troubleshooting

Figure 11.1: A sample System Information report on Windows XP. Note the open Tools menu.
Figure 11.2: The Micro 2000 POST card.
Figure 11.3: The Printers folder.
Figure 11.4: A print queue.
Figure 11.5: The registry has five keys.
Figure 11.6: Keys, values, and data.
Figure 11.7: Regedit's Edit menu.
Figure 11.8: Windows 98 System File Checker.
Figure 11.9: SFC prompts you to restore the corrupted file.
Figure 11.10: 2000/XP SFC command switches.
Figure 11.11: C:\Windows\Options\Cabs\Setup.exe from Windows 98.

Chapter 12: Things Not to Do with a Computer

Figure 12.1: Don't try this at home.

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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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