20. Dealing with Common Problems

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In this chapter you find out how to deal with common computer problems—and prevent those problems from happening.

Performing Necessary Maintenance

Backing Up Important Files

Fixing Simple Problems

Recovering from Serious Problems

Have you ever had your computer freeze on you? Or refuse to start? Or just start acting weird? Maybe you’ve had problems trying to print a document, or open a given program, or find a particular file. Or maybe you just can’t figure out how to do a specific something.

Computer problems happen. When issues do occur, you want to get things fixed and running again as fast and as painlessly ...

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