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Microsoft Windows Vista: Visual QuickStart Guide by Chris Fehily

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Chapter 20. Maintenance & Troubleshooting

Periodic checkups and routine maintenance will keep your system running smoothly. In this chapter, you’ll learn how to use Windows tools to monitor your PC’s health and:

  • Manage your hard disks

  • Schedule tasks

  • View or edit the registry

  • Restore your PC to a previous working condition

  • Back up your files

  • Recover from a crash

✓ Tip

  • Search for troubleshoot in Windows Help and Support to see a list of topics designed to help you identify and resolve hardware, software, and networking problems.

Getting System Information

System Information compiles and reports information about your PC’s hardware, drivers, system resources, and internet settings. This overview saves you from visiting scores of Control Panel dialog boxes ...

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