Chapter . Introduction

Why You Need This Book

Whether you use a PC for gaming, creativity, or extending your workday, you’re going to have problems with hardware, Windows, applications, networking, the Internet, or peripherals. There’s no getting around it—PCs don’t always work right. And when they don’t work, you want answers that work and you want them fast!

Computer problems can be divided into three categories:

  • Hardware problems

  • Software problems

  • Internet/networking problems

Sometimes, a computer problem involves two or more of these areas, making the solution even tougher. Fortunately, Leo Laporte’s Guide to Safe Computing is designed to solve the most common problems you’ll encounter in all three areas, even if multiple problems are plaguing your ...

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