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Fixing Your Computer Absolute Beginner’s Guide by Paul McFedries

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5. Troubleshooting Device Problems

In This Chapter

Solving device dilemmas with Device Manager

Getting your head around device drivers

Learning the fine art of locating device drivers on the Web

Troubleshooting hardware problems by updating device drivers

Troubleshooting new hardware problems by rolling back a device driver update

If you buy Windows-friendly devices, you should have a mostly trouble-free computing experience. Of course, mostly doesn’t mean completely because hardware is not foolproof—far from it. Things still can, and will, go wrong, and 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.) Fortunately, ...

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