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Insider Power Techniques for Microsoft® Windows® XP by Austin Wilson, Scott Andersen, Geoff Winslow, Paul McFedries

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Troubleshooting Device Problems

Windows XP has excellent support for most newer devices, and most major hardware vendors have taken steps to update their devices and drivers to run properly with Windows XP. If you use only recent, Plug and Play–compliant devices that qualify for the Designed For Windows XP logo, you should have a trouble-free computing experience (at least from a hardware perspective). Of course, putting "trouble-free" and "computing" next to each other is just asking for trouble. Hardware is not foolproof; far from it. Things still can, and will, go wrong; when they do, you’ll need to perform some kind of troubleshooting (assuming, of course, that the device doesn’t have a physical fault that requires a trip to the repair shop). ...

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