Discusses how to maintain or enhance all PC-compatible systems and explains system assessment, hardware installation, and troubleshooting
Includes information from the most basic, such as how to get into a computer, to fairly technical specifications of various components. Generally focuses on determining whether upgrading or repairing is a good idea and if so finding the best way. Includes primary components, input/output hardware, mass storage, system maintenance, troubleshooting, and applications. The accompanying CD-ROM contains searchable versions of six technical books. The explanations and suggestions are applicable to any type and brand of personal computer. Includes a glossary without pronunciation. No bibliography. New editions have come out frequently since the first in 1988. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.