Lesson 16. Troubleshoot Vista

Goals

Understand the components of the PC and what can go wrong with each

Get basic strategies for troubleshooting a PC

Discover the troubleshooting tools available in Vista

When something goes wrong with your computer, trying to find the problem and fix it can be maddening. That’s because PCs are complex machines. When something breaks down, the symptom may not necessarily point directly to a cause.

That’s particularly true of operating systems. In and of itself, Windows Vista is very complicated. Fortunately, it also comes with a set of tools for tracking down and eliminating issues.

It also helps to understand something about how a computer works in general. Knowing the genesis of common problems can give you ...

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