Understanding and Troubleshooting Your PC

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Author: Gary B. Shelly; Thomas J. Cashman; Jean Andrews; Lisa Strite Jedlicka
Edition: 001
Product Type: Bound Book
ISBN 13: 9780619202231
ISBN 10: 0619202238
Copyright: 2004

Price: $188.95

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Understanding and Troubleshooting Your PC from the Shelly Cashman SeriesĀ® is designed to provide a basic understanding of how personal computers work. Created for the classroom, this text covers the basics of PC repair with an emphasis on troubleshooting and maintenance. Its full-color, extremely visual design will use conceptual art to help students learn about technical computer concepts.


  • Twelve chapters and five appendices provide a clear, easy-to-understand introduction to the fundamentals of how a computer works, while helping computer users gain the skills required to maintain, troubleshoot, upgrade, and repair a PC.
  • Focuses on newer hardware and the Windows XP Professional operating system, but also recognized the real world of PC repair, where some older technology remains in widespread use and still needs support.
  • Your Turn features and assignments teach students to apply skills in a structured environment, so they gain confidence using those skills in maintenance and troubleshooting situations.
  • Students learn about each of the major hardware and software components in a personal computer, along with step-by-step instructions on installation, maintenance, optimizing system performance, and troubleshooting.
  • Extensive end-of-chapter exercises emphasize the development of critical-thinking skills.

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