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Windows Software Compatibility and Hardware Troubleshooting by MVP Andrew Bettany, MVP Mike Halsey

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CHAPTER 6

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External Factors That Affect Hardware

In the last chapter, you looked at how physical hardware faults and cable breaks can be the cause of problems on a PC, and indeed tripping over power and USB cables is a common hazard in the workplace, where many a laptop has come to a shattering end.

The contributory factors for hardware problems with PCs, however, don’t end with the devices that are plugged into them. All around you are things that can cause problems on a PC, and in this chapter that’s exactly what you’re going to look at.

Safely Working with Hardware

Before we jump into this subject in detail, though, I want to spend a little ...

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