Do you wish you knew more about what makes computers tick?
Is your computer running slow or grinding to a halt?
Are you constantly fending off computer viruses?
Does your definition of “troubleshooting” involve blowing holes in your laptop with a .45?
If you answer to any of these questions is “Yes!“, then this is the book for you.
How Computers Work and What to Do When They Don’t Will Teach You…
Most people use computers every day, but don’t understand much about how computers operate. When a computer stops working correctly, they typically take it to a retailer for repair or, if they’re fortunate, have a technically-minded friend or family member fix it.
This book exists to equip you, the user, with the knowledge you need to start solving your own computer conundrums and—even better—to prevent them from happening in the first place.
This book is written for users like you! Whether you want to save money by solving your own tech issues, rejuvenate an old computer, or simply learn more about technology, How Computers Work and What to Do When They Don’t is an invaluable resource!
For years, I was the “IT guru” for family and friends. Being a computer whiz, I didn’t mind helping people with their tech problems. Sometimes I got paid for it—pretty well, in fact.
But I realized that I was solving the same problems over and over for different people. I also realized that it was fairly easy to teach people how to solve these problems themselves, as well as the steps they could take to prevent problems in the first place.
I combined two of my skills, writing and troubleshooting, plus my years of hands-on experience with technology, and the result is this book.
“Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” That’s what the Chinese philosopher Lao-Tzu once said.
My goal with this book is to teach you to fish—in this case, to solve a lifetime’s worth of computer problems.