1. Maintaining Your PC

In This Chapter

Learning why dust can be disastrous for your PC

Making your screen, keyboard, and mouse gleam

Getting the outside of your PC spic n’ span

Learning how to spring clean the inside of your PC

Keeping your hard drive ship-shape by taking care of hard disk errors

Avoiding running out of room on your hard drive by keeping an eye on how much free space is left

You might be tempted just to let your PC sit there whirring away day in and day out while you go about your digital business. However, this live-and-let-compute attitude can lead to big problems down the road. Why? Because a computer is a machine and, like any machine ever produced by the hand of man, it needs some occasional maintenance to ...

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