You've cursed, pleaded, and even prayed to the PC gods. You're ready to toss your printer on the sidewalk, use your hard drive as a doorstop, and turn your CDs into air hockey pucks. But before you junk your computer peripherals, help-in the form of PC Hardware Annoyances-is in your hands. This easy-to-read book, written by PC repair guru Stephen J. Bigelow, covers a broad range of installation, setup, configuration, and maintenance issues on just about everything inside or attached to a PC. These timesaving tips and quick fixes will cure your hardware headaches. Among the topics covered: * Desktop annoyances-the mother lode! We tackle startup, keyboard, and mouse annoyances, BIOS/CMOS, RAM, CPU, expansion cards, and ports. * Goin' mobile? Get more battery life, synchronize files, connect wirelessly, and brighten your display. * Improve your sight and sound. Eliminate system hang-ups, monitor flicker, dropped frames, washed-out colors, speaker hum, interference, and more. * Do your own PC surgery. Learn how to add or replace a CD, DVD, or hard drive-worry free! * Paper everywhere! Clear paper jams, conserve ink, print double-sided pages, and more. Can't get your hardware to work the way you want? Then PC Hardware Annoyances is for you.Bigelow, Stephen J. is the author of 'PC Hardware Annoyances How to Fix the Most Annoying Things About Your Computer Hardware', published 2004 under ISBN 9780596007157 and ISBN 0596007159.