Gateway GT5656 8512418 - Gateway Reference Guide

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    REFERENCEGUIDE ®
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    ......1 About this guide ...2 Accessing the online User Guide ...2 Gateway contact information ...3 Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity ...3 Chapter 2: Checking Out .... 14 Preparing power connections ...14 Protecting from power source problems ...14 Checking the voltage selection ...15 Connecting to a...
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    ... ...Replacing the color panel ...Installing memory ...Adding or replacing an optical disc drive ...Replacing the memory card reader ...Adding or replacing a hard drive ...Replacing the heat sink and processor ...Adding or replacing an expansion card...
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    www.gateway.com Using BigFix ...62 Managing hard drive space ...62 Checking hard drive space ... hard drive for errors ...64 Defragmenting the hard drive ...65 Backing up files ...66 Scheduling maintenance tasks...drive ...78 Hard drive ...79 Internet ...79 Keyboard ...81 Media Center ...82 Memory ...84 ...
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    ... your system to its factory condition ...102 Recovering your system using the Windows DVD ...103 Telephone support ...104 Before calling Gateway Customer Care ...104 Telephone numbers ...105 Self-help ...106 Tutoring ...106 Training ...107 ...
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    CHAPTER1 About This Reference About this guide Accessing the online User Guide Gateway contact information Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity For more information 1
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    ...more information For more information about your computer, visit Gateway's Support page at www.gateway.com or the Web address shown on your computer's label. The Support page also has links to additional Gateway documentation and detailed specifications. Accessing the online User ...
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    www.gateway.com Gateway contact information The label on the top of your computer contains information that identifies your computer model and serial number. Gateway Customer Care will need this information if you call for assistance. Serial ...
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    CHAPTER 1: About This Reference 4
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    CHAPTER2 Checking Out Your Computer • Front • Back 5
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    CHAPTER 2: Checking Out Your Computer Front Memory card reader Power button/ power indicator USB ports DVD/CD drive DVD/CD drive (optional) IEEE 1394/ FireWire™ port Diskette or removable hard drive (optional) Headphone jack Microphone jack Video jack (optional) ...
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    www.gateway.com Component Memory card reader Optical disc drive Icon Description Insert a ... ports. IEEE 1394 port Diskette or removable hard drive (optional) Headphone jack Use this ... write to 3.5" diskettes, or use this bay to connect a removable hard drive. Plug powered, analog front speakers,...
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    CHAPTER 2: Checking Out Your Computer Back Important Your computer's hardware options and port locations may vary from this illustration. Voltage switch Power connector Case cover thumbscrew PS/2 keyboard port PS/2 mouse port Monitor (VGA) port IEEE 1394 port USB ports S/PDIF jack (optional)...
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    www.gateway.com Component USB ports Icon Description Plug USB (Universal Serial Bus) devices (such as a USB printer, ... connection) into this jack. For more information, see "Learning about the Internet" in the online User Guide. Plug your center speaker and subwoofer into this jack. For more ...
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    CHAPTER 2: Checking Out Your Computer Component Rear speaker jack (black plug) Audio input (Line in) jack (blue plug) -ORSide speaker jack Icon Description Plug your rear right and left speakers into this jack. For more information, see "Configuring the audio jacks" on page 31. This jack is ...
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    ... (rebooting) your computer • Using the keyboard • Using the mouse • Using optical drives • Using the memory card reader • Using the diskette drive • Adjusting the volume • Configuring the audio jacks • Installing a printer, scanner, or other ...
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    CHAPTER 3: Setting Up and Getting Started Working safely and comfortably Before using your computer, follow these general guidelines for setting up a safe and comfortable work area and avoiding discomfort and strain: • Keep hands and arms parallel to the floor. • Adjust the screen so it is ...
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    www.gateway.com Reducing eye strain Sunlight or bright indoor lighting should not reflect on the monitor screen or shine directly into ... and relieve pressure on the back of your thighs. • Adjust the back of the chair so it supports the lower curve of your spine. You can use a pillow or cushion to ...
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    ... relieve your eyes. • Find ways to break up the work day, and schedule a variety of tasks. Preparing power connections Protecting from power source problems Warning High voltages can enter your computer through both the power cord and the modem connection. Protect your computer by using a surge ...
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    www.gateway.com Checking the voltage selection Caution If you set the voltage selection switch incorrectly, ...factory, but you can change it to match the electrical service available in your usage area (such as ... wireless Ethernet network, see your online User Guide. You can connect your computer to ...
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    ... Your computer has a built-in, variable-speed fan. In addition, your computer uses a powerful processor... fan and processor fan can run at different speeds at times to ensure correct system cooling... fan is running at high speed and a decrease in the fan noise when it switches to normal speed. 3 If you...
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    www.gateway.com 5 To open your computer's Start menu, click (Start). From that menu, you can run ... mode, see the "Customizing" chapter in your online User Guide. When you have not used your computer ... system operations to save power, and saves your desktop layout so the next time you restore ...
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    ... arrow next to the lock icon, then click Shut Down. The computer turns off. 1 Click 2 To completely disconnect all power (such as for servicing internal components), also disconnect the power cord. Restarting (rebooting) your computer If your computer does not respond to keyboard or mouse input, ...
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    www.gateway.com Using the keyboard Premium multimedia keyboard features The keyboard has several different types of keys and buttons. Your keyboard also has status indicators that show which keyboard feature is active. Function keys Editing buttons Internet buttons Audio playback buttons Navigation...
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    CHAPTER 3: Setting Up and Getting Started Feature Windows keys Icon Description Press one of these keys to open the Windows Start menu. These keys can also be used in combination with other keys to open utilities like F (Find/Search), R (Run), and E (Computer). Press this key to access shortcut ...
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    www.gateway.com Feature Sleep button Icon Description Press this button to activate your computer's Sleep (power-saving) mode. Press these keys to start program actions. Each program uses different function keys for different purposes. See the program documentation to find out more about the ...
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    CHAPTER 3: Setting Up and Getting Started Using the mouse Scroll wheel Right button Left button The mouse is a device that controls the pointer movement on the computer display. This illustration shows the standard mouse. As you move the mouse, the pointer (arrow) on the display moves in the ...
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    www.gateway.com You can use the scroll wheel on the mouse to move through a document. This feature is not available...left-hand configuration, and other mouse settings, see the "Customizing" chapter in your online User Guide. For instructions on how to clean the mouse, see "Cleaning the mouse"...
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    CHAPTER 3: Setting Up and Getting Started Using optical drives Features Your optical drive has the following basic components: Flip-down door Activity indicator Eject button ... disc: 1 Press the eject button on the optical disc drive. Important When you place a single-sided disc in ...
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    www.gateway.com Identifying optical drive types Your computer may contain one of the following drive types. Press the drive's eject button, then Look ... the double layer capability of the double layer recordable DVD drive, the blank DVDs you purchase must state Double Layer,...
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    ...drive has this logo...RECORDER Your drive type is...DVD-RAM/-RW Use your ...video and data to CDs and DVD-RAM, DVD-R, or DVD-RW discs. Installing ...recording video and data to CDs, DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, and Blu-...played on a CD player or your computer's CD drive. Use a music program or Windows Media ...
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    www.gateway.com Playing a DVD A Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) is similar to a standard CD but has greater data capacity. Because... optical discs You can use the disc burning program on your computer to copy tracks from a music CD to your hard drive, copy or create data discs, create music CDs, create ...
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    ... more information, see your online User Guide. Using the memory card reader You can use ... slots Memory card types The memory card reader supports several memory card types. To determine which ... drive letter (for example, the E: and F: drives), so data can be transferred from one memory card type to ...
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    www.gateway.com 2 To access a file on the memory card, click (Start), then click Computer. Double-... drive letter (for example, the E: drive), then double-click the file name. To remove a memory card:... the computer to re-enable the memory card reader. Using the diskette drive The optional diskette ...
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    CHAPTER 3: Setting Up and Getting Started Adjusting the volume You can adjust volume using your speakers' controls or the Windows volume controls. You can also adjust the volume of specific sound devices in your computer. To adjust the overall volume using hardware controls: • If you are using...
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    www.gateway.com 4 To adjust device volume levels, click Mixer. The Volume Mixer dialog box opens, where you can click and drag sliders ... Help For more information about adjusting the volume, click Start, then click Help and Support. Type adjusting volume in the Search Help box, then press ENTER. 31
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    ...3 Click Hardware and Sound, Sound, the Playback tab, 4 Follow the on-screen instructions to configure the audio jacks for your speaker setup. Installing a ..., or other peripheral device, see the device documentation and installation instructions. Your computer has one or more of the following ports...
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    www.gateway.com IEEE 1394 and USB ports support plug-and-play and hot-swapping, ... devices, click Start, then click Help and Support. Type installing devices in the Search box, then ... not plug-and-play. See the device documentation for detailed information and installation instructions. 33
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    CHAPTER 3: Setting Up and Getting Started 34
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    ...the case Replacing the color panel Installing memory Adding or replacing an optical disc drive Replacing the memory card reader Adding or replacing a hard drive Replacing the heat sink and processor Adding or replacing an expansion card Replacing...
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    CHAPTER 4: Upgrading Your Computer Preventing static electricity discharge Warning To avoid exposure to dangerous electrical voltages and moving parts, turn off your computer and unplug the power cord and modem and network cables before opening the case. To prevent risk of electric shock, do not ...
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    www.gateway.com Opening the case Your computer case provides easy access to internal components. Removing the side panel Warning... and modem cable before opening the case. To remove the side panel: 1 Follow the instructions in "Preventing static electricity discharge" on page 34. 2 Shut down ...
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    CHAPTER 4: Upgrading Your Computer Removing the front bezel To remove the front bezel: 1 Remove the side panel by following the instructions in "Removing the side panel" on page 35. 2 Press the three bezel retention tabs, then swing ...
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    www.gateway.com Closing the case Replacing the front bezel To replace the front bezel: 1 Slide the tabs on the right side of the bezel into the slots on the right side of the computer. Tabs 2 Swing the left side of the bezel in to insert the release tabs on the left side of the bezel into the ...
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    CHAPTER 4: Upgrading Your Computer Replacing the side panel To replace the side panel: 1 Make sure that all of the internal ... first. (This procedure shows the bezel removed.) To remove the front bezel, follow the instructions in "Removing the front bezel" on page 35. 1 Find the panel release ...
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    www.gateway.com 2 Press firmly on the lower left and lower right parts of the color panel to release the panel from the front bezel. You should press the two points against the computer until you hear or feel a click, which is the sound of the panel's internal locking tabs unlocking. Press here...
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    CHAPTER 4: Upgrading Your Computer 4 Slide the tabs of the new color panel up into the slots on the front bezel. 5 Press firmly on the lower left and lower right parts of the color panel to engage the panel's internal locking tabs. You should press the two points against the computer until you ...
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    ...gateway.com Installing memory When you upgrade the computer memory, make sure that you install.... To install or replace DIMM memory: 1 Remove the side panel by following the instructions in "Removing the side... pull the plastic tabs away from the sides of the memory module and remove it. - OR If you...
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    CHAPTER 4: Upgrading Your Computer 5 Align the notches on the new DIMM with the notches on the memory module bank and press the module firmly into the ... 9 Turn on your computer. Windows starts and the Windows desktop appears. 10 Click (Start), right-click Computer, then ...
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    www.gateway.com Adding or replacing an optical disc drive Tools You need a Phillips screwdriver to add or replace a CD or DVD drive. To add replace an optical drive: 1 Remove the side panel by following the instructions in "Removing the side panel" on page 35. 2 Remove the front ...
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    CHAPTER 4: Upgrading Your Computer 6 Remove the two drive retention screws. Drive retention screws 7 Slide the drive forward ... drive retention screws. 9 Reconnect the drive cables using your notes from Step 4, or according to the manufacturer's instructions. 10 Replace the ...
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    www.gateway.com Replacing the memory card reader Tools You need a Phillips screwdriver to replace the memory card reader. To replace the memory card reader: 1 Remove the side panel by following the instructions in "Removing the side panel" on page 35....
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    ... back of the computer until it clicks into place. 9 Reinstall the bezel by following the instructions in "Replacing the front bezel" on page 37. 10 Reinstall the computer case's side panel by following the instructions in "Replacing the side panel" on page 37. 46
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    ....gateway.com Adding or replacing a hard drive To add or replace a hard drive: Tools You ...screwdriver to add or replace a hard drive. 1 Remove the side panel by following the instructions in "Removing the side ... you install the new drive.) 3 Disconnect the hard drive cage fan cable from the system...
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    CHAPTER 4: Upgrading Your Computer 4 Loosen the captive thumbscrew that secures the hard drive cage to the computer. (This screw ... you are adding a new drive, set the jumper as instructed by the drive's user guide. 8 Slide the new hard drive into the cage, then secure it to the cage using either ...
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    www.gateway.com 9 Line up the tabs on the right side of the cage with the slots on the inside of the case, then slide the cage into the case. Hard drive cage tabs Slots on inside of case 10 Tighten the cage thumbscrew, then plug the hard drive cage fan cable back into the system ...
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    CHAPTER 4: Upgrading Your Computer 4 Loosen the four captive screws that secure the heat sink and fan assembly to the system board, then remove the assembly and place it on a stable surface with the flat surface of the heat sink (the side...
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    ....gateway.com 8 If this is a new heat sink, remove the strip on the heat sink that covers the gray ... contacts the processor. 9 Place the heat sink and fan assembly on the processor, then tighten the screws ... sink fan cable to the system board. 11 Replace the side panel by following the instructions ...
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    ... retention lever back into place. 8 Replace the side panel by following the instructions in "Replacing the side panel" on page 37. Replacing the system ... by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries following the manufacturer's instructions. If the computer clock does not keep time or the ...
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    www.gateway.com To replace the battery: 1 Restart your computer. 2 During the restart, press and hold the F1 key. The main ... factory defaults. 4 Shut down your computer. 5 Remove the side panel by following the instructions in "Removing the side panel" on page 35. 6 For more stability, place ...
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    ... board To replace the system board: 1 Remove the side panel by following the instructions in "Removing the side panel" on page 35. 2 Remove all expansion... or replacing an expansion card" on page 51. 3 Remove all memory modules by following the directions in "Installing memory" on page 40....
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    www.gateway.com 6 Remove the eight system board screws. Screws Screws 7 Lift the system board up... your notes from Step 4. 12 Reinstall any memory modules you removed previously. 13 ... previously. 14 Replace the side panel by following the instructions in "Replacing the side panel" on page 37. ...
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    CHAPTER 4: Upgrading Your Computer 56
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    CHAPTER5 Maintaining Your Computer Setting up a maintenance schedule Caring for your computer Cleaning your computer Updating Windows Using BigFix Managing hard drive space Scheduling maintenance tasks Moving from your old computer 57
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    ... to set up a regular maintenance schedule. Maintenance task Check for viruses Run Windows Update Manage hard drive space Clean up hard drives Scan hard drive for errors Defragment hard drive Back up files Clean computer case and peripheral devices Weekly X X...
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    www.gateway.com Caring for your computer To extend the life of your computer: • Be careful not to bump or ... fields. Magnetic fields can erase data on hard drives. • Never turn off your ...the drive indicator is on because data on the hard drive could be lost or corrupted. • Avoid subjecting your ...
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    ... kit: • A soft, lint-free cloth • An aerosol can of air that has a narrow, straw-like extension • Cotton swabs • An optical disc drive cleaning kit Cleaning the exterior Warning When you shut down your computer, the power turns off, but some electrical current still flows through it. To ...
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    www.gateway.com 2 If you spill liquid on the keyboard, turn off your computer and turn the keyboard upside down. Let the liquid drain, then let the keyboard dry before trying to use it again. If the keyboard does not work after it dries, you may need to replace it. Cleaning the monitor Caution A ...
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    ... Update, see "Windows Update" in your online User Guide. Windows Update can also be controlled through ... "Protecting Your Computer" in your online User Guide. Help For more information about Windows Update, click Start, then click Help and Support. Type windows update in the Search Help box, ...
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    www.gateway.com Using BigFix BigFix monitors your computer for problems and conflicts. It automatically gathers information ..., click Help, then click Tutorial. Managing hard drive space Windows provides several utilities you can use to check hard drive space, delete unnecessary files, defragment ...
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    CHAPTER 5: Maintaining Your Computer Checking hard drive space To check hard drive space: Shortcut Start Computer right-click drive Properties 1 Click (Start) then click Computer. The Computer window opens. 2 Right-click the drive that you want to check for available file space, ...
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    www.gateway.com Deleting unnecessary files Delete unnecessary files, such as temporary files and files in the Recycle Bin, to free hard drive space. To delete unnecessary files: ...you indicated are deleted. Help For more information about keeping the hard drive free of unnecessary files, click ...
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    CHAPTER 5: Maintaining Your Computer Checking the hard drive for errors The Error-checking program ... and marks flawed areas on the hard drive so Windows does not use ...used. If you try to check your hard drive for errors, you see a prompt... you if you want to scan the hard drive later (the next time you...
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    www.gateway.com 5 Click OK. Help For more information about checking the hard drive for errors, click Start, then click Help and Support. Type checking ... will not need the computer for several hours. To defragment the hard drive: 1 Disconnect your computer from the network. 2 ...
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    ... of the drive being defragmented. Help For more information about defragmenting the hard drive, click Start, then click Help and Support. Type defragmenting in ... to purchase one, you can visit the Accessories Store at www.gateway.com. To back up files: 1 Click (Start) then click ...
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    www.gateway.com 4 Follow the on-screen instructions to select a backup storage location and the files and folders to back up. Help For more ... or click Create Task for more complex tasks, then follow the on-screen instructions to finish setting up and scheduling the task. Help For more ...
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    ... your old computer does not use Windows XP or Windows Vista, you must manually move your data by using a writeable disc, flash drive, or external hard drive. To move files and settings from your old computer: 1 If you want to transfer ...
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    www.gateway.com Transferring files and settings manually You can manually transfer your ... them to removable media, such as a writable disc, an external hard drive, a network location, or a flash drive... My Computer icon on the desktop. Go to the next step. 2 Double-click the C:\ drive icon. 3 Double-...
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    ...data files. For more information, see "Using Windows" in your online User Guide. You can often identify different data file types by looking at ... click (Start), then click Search. The Search Results window opens. - OR In Windows XP, click Start, then click Search. The Search Results window opens....
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    CHAPTER6 Troubleshooting Safety guidelines First steps Troubleshooting Recovering your system Telephone support 71
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    ..., make sure that all connections are secure. • Make sure that your hard drive is not full. • If an error message appears on the... Customer Care in diagnosing and fixing the problem. • If you added or removed peripheral devices, review the installation procedures you performed and make sure that ...
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    www.gateway.com Troubleshooting Troubleshooting topics are listed in alphabetical order. Add-in cards See “Expansion cardsମ.See “Sound” on page 92. CD or DVD drives The computer does not recognize a disc ...Your computer may be experiencing some temporary memory problems. Shut down and restart ...
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    CHAPTER 6: Troubleshooting An audio CD does not produce sound • Make sure that the disc label ...appropriate device drivers. A DVD movie will not play • Make sure that you have a DVD drive. To...code must match. The regional code on your DVD drive is determined by your computer's delivery address. ...
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    ....gateway.com Diskette drive The diskette drive is not recognized • Shut down and restart ...checking on the diskette. For more information, see "Checking the hard drive for errors" on page 64. If ... on the diskette. For more information, see "Checking the hard drive for errors" on page 64. You...
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    CHAPTER 6: Troubleshooting The diskette drive LED is lit continuously • Remove the diskette from the drive. If the light stays on, try restarting your computer. ... resolution, click Start, then click Help and Support. Type the phrase screen resolution in the Search Help box, ...
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    www.gateway.com Ethernet You cannot see the other computers on your network • Make sure that your Ethernet cable is plugged into the Ethernet jack on your computer. Make sure that the other end is plugged into a network router, switch, hub, or other network device. • Make sure that all ...
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    CHAPTER 6: Troubleshooting Your Ethernet network is running slower than you expect • If your Ethernet ... files, click Start, then click Help and Support. Type the keyword/phrase System Restore in the ...See "Recovering your system" on page 93. Floppy drive See "Diskette drive" on page 75. 78
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    www.gateway.com Hard drive You see an "Insufficient disk space" error message • Delete unnecessary files from the hard drive using Disk Cleanup. For instructions on deleting unnecessary ..., run the error checking program. For instructions on fixing hard drive problems, see "Checking ...
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    .... Contact your ISP technical support for help. Make sure that you do not have a problem with your modem. For more.... Help For more information about troubleshooting Internet connections, click Start, then click Help and Support. Type the phrase troubleshooting connections in the Search Help box, then ...
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    www.gateway.com Connecting to a Web site takes too long Many factors can affect Internet performance: • The condition...that your account with your Internet service provider (ISP) is set up correctly. Contact your ISP for technical support. Keyboard The keyboard does not work • Make sure that the...
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    ... is available only on Windows Vista Home Premium and Ultimate versions. To view Media Center troubleshooting information that is not covered in this section, go to the Gateway support Web Site at www.gateway.com. Help For more information ...
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    www.gateway.com • Type of connection used-You can connect the computer video output to a TV. ... of video cables can cause problems and affect the video quality. Gateway recommends using high-quality video cables that can be purchased from www.gateway.com. Important Cable connections must be made ...
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    ... you are using. For more information, see the Gateway support Web site at www.gateway.com. You want to change display settings to get... hue, and saturation. For more information, see the Gateway support Web site at www.gateway.com or see the display's user guide. You need to burn programs that were ...
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    www.gateway.com You want to play recorded programs on other computers • A DVR-MS file recorded to DVD can be ... the Program Guide, see your online User Guide. Memory Help For more information about troubleshooting memory errors, click Start, then click Help and Support. Type the phrase memory ...
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    CHAPTER 6: Troubleshooting Modem (cable or DSL) My computer cannot connect to the Internet. • Make ...See the documentation that came with your modem for additional troubleshooting information. Modem (dial-up) See .... • If you have additional telephone services such as call waiting, call messaging,...
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    ....gateway.com 4 Click the Dialing Rules tab, click the location from which you are dialing, then ... click Start, then click Help and Support. Type the keyword dialing in the Search Help ... communications program. The problem may be with just one program. • Review the troubleshooting information under ...
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    CHAPTER 6: Troubleshooting Your 56K modem does not connect at 56K Current FCC regulations restrict ... a 56K modem • Current fax technology only supports a maximum send and receive rate of 14,... meet required cable standards and may cause problems with the modem connection. • Shut down and restart ...
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    www.gateway.com 6 Click the Diagnostic tab, then click Query Modem. If information about the modem appears, the... not pass diagnostics. Help For more information about modem troubleshooting, click Start, then click Help and Support. Type the phrase modem troubleshooting in the Search Help box, then ...
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    ... on page 15, your online User Guide, or “Ethernet” on page 77. Help For more information about network troubleshooting, click Start, then click Help and Support. Type the phrase network troubleshooting in the Search Help box, then press ENTER. Passwords Your ...
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    www.gateway.com Power Your computer will not turn on • Make sure that the power cord is connected to an AC power source and to your computer, and that your computer is turned on. • If your computer is plugged into a surge protector, make sure that the surge protector is connected securely to a...
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    ...files at one time, you may want to add additional memory to the printer. See the printer documentation for instructions for adding additional memory. You see a "Printer is out ...Start, then click Help and Support. Type the phrase printer troubleshooter in the Search Help box, then ...
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    ... the information in "Troubleshooting" on page 73 or in the technical support pages at www.gateway.com. Problem solving may also involve re-installing some or all of the ... (also called recovering or restoring your system). Gateway provides everything you need to recover your ...
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    ... your system to its factory condition" on page 102. • • If you upgrade or exchange your hard drive or if your hard drive is completely erased ... You can recover pre-installed software and drivers from a set of recovery discs (you must create the discs) or by using Gateway Recovery Center. 94
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    www.gateway.com Preparing for software and device driver recovery You can usually recover your ... pre-installed software and drivers: 1 Click (Start), All Programs, Gateway Recovery Center, ... Gateway Recovery Center. The Gateway Recovery Center opens. 2 Click Applications and drivers external media, ...
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    CHAPTER 6: Troubleshooting 4 Insert a blank, recordable disc into a recordable disc drive, then click Next. If an AutoPlay dialog box opens, click...If you are recording multiple discs, as you remove each disc from the drive, use the marker to label each disc 1 of x, 2...
  • Gateway GT5656 | 8512418 - Gateway Reference Guide - Page 107
    ....gateway.com Recovering pre-installed software and drivers using Gateway Recovery Center 1 Click To recover specific drivers ... Windows or installed a new hard drive, and your Start menu does not contain Gateway Recovery Center as an option, you must recover your software and drivers using software ...
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    CHAPTER 6: Troubleshooting 3 Click the software or driver you want to recover, then click Next. Recovering pre-.... If an AutoPlay dialog box does not appear and Gateway Recovery Center does not start, open Computer and run the file Grc_Vista.exe on the disc. The Gateway Recovery Center starts. 98
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    www.gateway.com 2 To recover pre-installed software, click Application recovery, then click the software you ...you want to recover. 3 Click Next. 4 If the software or driver is not shown on the list, and you have... multiple-disc set of recovery discs, close Gateway Recovery Center and try another disc...
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    ...system settings and saves them as restore points. In most cases of hard-to-resolve software problems, you can return to one of these ... time you install software or device drivers. You can also create a restore point manually. For instructions, see "Manually creating a restore point" on page 101. ...
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    www.gateway.com 2 On the left side of the window, click Repair Windows using System Restore, then click Next...take several minutes, and may restart your computer. Manually creating a restore point 1 Click To manually create a restore point: (Start), Control Panel, System and Maintenance, then click ...
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    ...other recovery options, you may need to recover its hard drive to its factory condition. This process is called a ...A complete factory recovery deletes everything on your hard drive, then reinstalls Windows and any ...software and device drivers. If you can access important files on your hard drive, back...
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    www.gateway.com To delete everything on your hard drive and re-install all factory software:... Repair Your Computer, then press ENTER. Gateway System Recovery starts, and the System Recovery ... menu opens. 6 Click Restore Application. The Welcome to Gateway System Recovery window opens. 7 Click Next....
  • Gateway GT5656 | 8512418 - Gateway Reference Guide - Page 114
    ...using the Windows DVD If you install a new hard drive or completely re-format your original hard drive, you must recover your system using the Windows Vista operating system ...keys to select the drive containing the Windows DVD, then press ENTER and follow the on-screen instructions. 5 ...
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    ... Telephone support Before calling Gateway Customer Care If you have a technical problem with your computer, follow these recommendations before contacting Gateway Customer ... the hardware or software from Gateway, see the manufacturer's documentation and technical support resources. • If you...
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    CHAPTER 6: Troubleshooting Telephone numbers Gateway offers a wide range of customer service, Customer Care, and information... services through your telephone to get answers to your questions: Resource Answers by Gateway Gateway Customer Care Service description Get tutorial assistance for hardware...
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    ... ENTER. Tutoring Answers by GatewaySM is a telephone service that provides answers to all of your "How do I..." questions on Gateway computers. For more ...: Resource Gateway Learning Libraries Online Training from Learn With Gateway Service description A variety of courses and tutorials are ...
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    CHAPTER 6: Troubleshooting 108
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    APPENDIXA Legal Notices Important safety information Regulatory compliance statements Environmental information Notices 109
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    ... injury and damage to your Gateway system. Your Gateway system is designed and ... safe use of this product, it is important that the safety instructions marked on the product and in the documentation are followed.... and accessories Use only replacement parts and accessories recommended by Gateway. 110
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    ....com Care during use Warning Do not use Gateway products in areas classified as hazardous locations. Such areas ... or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of batteries according to the manufacturer's instructions. When the computer is turned off, a small amount of electrical ...
  • Gateway GT5656 | 8512418 - Gateway Reference Guide - Page 122
    ... compliance with FCC rules. FCC declaration of conformity Responsible party: Gateway, Inc. 7565 Irvine Center Drive Irvine, CA 92618 Phone: 800-846-2000 Caution Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Gateway could void the FCC compliance and negate your ...
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    www.gateway.com When programming or making test calls to emergency numbers: • Remain on the line and briefly explain to the dispatcher the... some cases, the inside wiring associated with a single-line individual service may be extended by means of a certified connector assembly. The customer should...
  • Gateway GT5656 | 8512418 - Gateway Reference Guide - Page 124
    ...try to open the enclosure of a CD or DVD drive. All Gateway systems equipped with CD and ... who installs cable to the system. Gateway assumes you are qualified in the servicing of computer equipment and ... antenna or cable system is to be connected to your Gateway PC, make sure that the antenna or cable...
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    www.gateway.com Power lines Warning When installing or realigning an outside antenna system, extreme care should be taken to keep ... 1 2 Antenna and satellite grounding Reference 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Grounding component Electric service equipment Power service grounding electrode system (NEC Art 250, Part ...
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    ...and to maximize the use of our natural resources, Gateway provides the following information on how you can ...Copyright © 2007 Gateway, Inc. All Rights Reserved 7565 Irvine Center Drive Irvine,...any time. Due to continuing system improvements, Gateway is not responsible for inaccurate information which...
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    ... and the Black-and-White Spot Design are trademarks or registered trademarks of Gateway, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Intel, Intel Inside logo, and ... companies. Macrovision statement If your computer has a DVD-compatible drive and an analog TV Out port, the following paragraph applies: This...
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    APPENDIX A: Legal Notices 118
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    ...28 installing memory card 28 removing memory card 28 replacing expansion 51 slots 28 troubleshooting add-in card 78 troubleshooting ... replacing 52 bezel removing 35 replacing 37 BigFix 62 troubleshooting memory card 85 TV tuner 10 types of memory cards supported 28 case closing 37 opening 34 CD 119...
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    ... 61 copying 27 inserting 24 playing audio 26 recording 27 troubleshooting 73 CD drive adding 43 identifying 25 locating drive 7 replacing 43 See also optical drive troubleshooting 73 cellular phone memory cards 28 Certificate of Authenticity 3 cleaning audio CD 61 case 60 CD 61 ...
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    www.gateway.com Warranty 106 D default printer setting 91 defragmenting hard drive 65 deleting files and folders ... cleaning 60 troubleshooting 76 documentation User Guide 2 double-clicking 23 dragging 23 drivers recovery discs 94, 97 re-installing 93, 94 drives backing up files 66 CD 25...
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    ... 35 system battery 52 Internet buttons 19, 21 troubleshooting 79, 87 G Gateway contact information 3 model number 3 serial number 3 Support 2 Gateway Recovery Center re-installing drivers 96 re-installing programs 96 re-installing software 96 H ...
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    ....gateway.com K keyboard buttons 19, 20 cleaning 60 features 19, 20 PS/2...40 installing 40 replacing 40 troubleshooting 84 memory card reader 7 L inserting card ...panel using 28 cleaning 60 Memory Stick 28 troubleshooting 76 microphone jack ... 64 modem jack 10 checking hard drive space monitor 62 cleaning...
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    ..., 21 parallel port 32 password troubleshooting 90 PDA memory cards 28 peripheral devices 32 playing audio CD 26 ...8 Hibernate mode 7 indicator 7 source problems 14 MP3 player memory cards 28 multimedia ... 21 network jack 9, 15 troubleshooting 77, 90 non-technical support Accounting 106 ...
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    www.gateway.com Standby/Resume 7 troubleshooting 90 turning off computer 17 turning on computer 16 power ..., 94 software 93, 94 system 93 Windows 93 with Gateway Recovery Center 96 with Windows DVD 103 with ... 93, 94 software 93, 94 Windows 93 with Gateway Recovery Center 96 with Windows DVD 103 with ...
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    ...106 telephone jack 10 telephone support 104 training CD 107 classroom 107 Gateway Learning Libraries 107 Learn With Gateway 107 transferring files from old computer 68, 69 settings from old computer 68 troubleshooting... cable modem 85 cards 73, 78 CD drive 73, 76 dial-up modem 85 ...
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    www.gateway.com diskette drive 75 display 76 DSL modem 85 DVD drive 73,... 88 files 78 general guidelines 72 hard drive 79 Internet connection 79, 87 keyboard 81 LCD panel 76 memory 84 memory card reader 85 monitor 76 ... 101 Windows Update 62 wired Ethernet troubleshooting 77 working safely 12 Windows ...
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    Index 128
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