Gateway GT5656 8512418 - Gateway Reference Guide

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    REFERENCEGUIDE ®
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    ...guide ...2 Accessing the online User Guide ...2 Gateway contact information ...3 Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity ...3 Chapter ... strain ...12 Setting up your computer desk and chair ...13 Sitting ... connections ...14 Protecting from power source problems ...14 Checking the voltage selection ...15...
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    ... 28 28 29 30 31 32 Chapter 4: Upgrading Your Computer...33 Preventing static electricity discharge ...Opening the case ...Removing the side panel ... and processor ...Adding or replacing an expansion card ...Replacing the system battery ...Replacing the system board ...34 34 35 35 37 ...
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    www.gateway.com Using BigFix ...62 Managing hard drive space ...62 Checking hard drive ... maintenance tasks ...67 Moving from your old computer ...68 Transferring files and settings automatically ...68 Transferring files and settings manually ...69 Chapter 6: Troubleshooting ...71 Safety guidelines ...
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    ... system ...93 Recovering pre-installed software and drivers ...94 Using Microsoft System Restore ...99 Recovering your system to its factory condition ...102 Recovering your system using the Windows DVD ...103 Telephone support ...104 Before calling Gateway Customer Care ...104 ...
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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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    ... maintenance instructions that are specific to your model of Gateway computer. Some illustrations in this guide may ... locations may vary. For all other computer information, see your online User...-to-read manual that includes information on the following topics: • Help and technical support • Using...
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    ...contains information that identifies your computer model and serial number. Gateway Customer Care ...you call for assistance. Serial number Technical Support telephone number Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity ...computer includes the product key code for your operating system. If you ever reinstall...
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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) Audio left jack (optional) Audio ...
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    www.gateway.com Component Memory card reader Optical disc drive Icon Description Insert a memory card from ... also configure the power button to operate in Standby/Resume mode or Hibernate mode. The power indicator lights when the computer is turned on. Plug USB (Universal Serial Bus) devices (such...
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    CHAPTER 2: Checking Out Your Computer Back Important Your computer's hardware options and ... may vary from this illustration. Voltage switch Power connector Case cover thumbscrew PS/2 keyboard port PS/2 ...L/R speaker jack Audio in/side speaker jack Case cover thumbscrew Video card (optional) Audio...
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    www.gateway.com Component USB ports Icon Description Plug USB (Universal Serial Bus) devices... 32. Plug an optical cable from an amplifier or entertainment system into this jack for digital sound. Plug a... card (optional). Remove this screw before opening the case. Plug a PS/2 mouse into this port. ...
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    CHAPTER 2: Checking Out Your Computer Component Rear speaker jack (black plug) Audio input (Line in) jack (blue plug) -ORSide...input source (such as a stereo) into this jack so you can record sound on your computer (Default). Stereo out: Plug your side left and right speakers into this jack. For more...
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    ...• Connecting to a broadband modem or network • Connecting a dial-up modem • Starting your computer • Turning off your computer • Restarting (rebooting) your computer • Using the keyboard • Using the mouse • Using optical drives • Using the memory card ...
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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. • Avoid focusing your eyes on your computer screen for long periods of time. Every 10 ... of your thighs. • Adjust the back of the chair so it supports the lower curve of your spine. You can ...
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    ... connections Protecting from power source problems Warning High voltages can enter your computer through both the... to far above normal levels and cause data loss or system damage. Protect your computer and peripheral devices by ... a UPS lets you run your computer long enough to save your work and shut ...
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    www.gateway.com Checking the voltage selection Caution If you set the voltage selection switch incorrectly,... supply, a component built into your computer, provides power to the system board, add-in cards, and... but you can change it to match the electrical service available in your usage area (such as...
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    ... the modem jack on the modem at the back of your computer. 2 Insert the other end of the modem cable ... at different speeds at times to ensure correct system cooling. You may notice an increase... you are starting your computer for the first time, follow the on-screen instructions to select the language...
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    www.gateway.com 5 To open your computer's Start menu, click (Start). From that menu, you can run programs...Customizing Windows" in your online User Guide. Waking up your computer Tip For more information about ... or slow down most system operations to save power, and saves your desktop layout so ...
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    ... 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 ... turn off, press and hold the power button until the computer turns off (about five seconds), then press it ...
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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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    ... 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 menus and help assistants in Windows. Press these keys to move the cursor up, down, right, or left. Press ...
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    www.gateway.com Feature Sleep button Icon Description Press this button to activate your computer's Sleep (power-saving) mode. ... combination with other keys to open utilities like F (Find/Search), R (Run), and E (Computer). Press this key to access shortcut menus and help assistants in Windows. ...
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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 same...
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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 Loading an optical disc To insert an optical disc: 1 Press the eject button on the optical disc drive. Important When ...
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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 on the front of the drive's disc tray for one or more of the following logos: If your optical drive has this logo... Your drive type ...
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    .... You may not be able to play these CDs on your computer. A standard compact disc (CD) can hold an ... Use a music program or Windows Media Player on your computer to: • Play music CDs • Create MP3 music files ... a music library For more information about playing CDs, see your online User Guide. 26
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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 of... disc. DVDs can be played on a DVD player or a DVD drive-equipped computer. For more information about playing DVDs, see your online User Guide. Playing a Blu-ray Disc ...
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    ... For more information, see your online User Guide. Using the memory card reader You can ... card reader to transfer pictures from a digital camera to your computer. You can also use the memory card ... slots Memory card types The memory card reader supports several memory card types. To determine which ...
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    ....gateway.com 2 To access a file on the memory card, click (Start), then click Computer. Double-...optional diskette drive (not available on all systems) uses 3.5-inch diskettes (sometimes called ...useful for storing files or transferring files to another computer. (Your computer's diskette drive may ...
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    ... 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 external speakers, turn the ...
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    www.gateway.com 4 To adjust device volume levels, click Mixer. The Volume Mixer dialog box opens, .... Tip Adjust the Windows Sounds slider to change system sounds volume independently of general volume (such as..., click Start, then click Help and Support. Type adjusting volume in the Search Help box, ...
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    ...opens. then click Configure. -ORIf your computer has the Realtek Sound Effect Manager ..., Sound, the Playback tab, 4 Follow the on-screen instructions to configure the audio jacks for your speaker ... the device documentation and installation instructions. Your computer has one or more of the following...
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    www.gateway.com IEEE 1394 and USB ports support plug-and-play and hot-swapping, which means that your computer will usually recognize such a device whenever you plug it ... are 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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    CHAPTER4 Upgrading Your Computer Preventing static electricity discharge Opening the case Closing the case Replacing the color panel Installing memory Adding ... the heat sink and processor Adding or replacing an expansion card Replacing the system battery Replacing the system ...
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    ...modem and network cables before opening the case. To prevent risk of electric shock, do ... of the power supply. The components inside your computer are extremely sensitive to static electricity, also... as electrostatic discharge (ESD). Before opening the computer case, follow these guidelines: • Wear...
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    ....gateway.com Opening the case Your computer case provides easy access to internal components.... case. To remove the side panel: 1 Follow the instructions in "Preventing static electricity discharge" on page 34.... the side panel toward the back of your computer, then pull the panel away from your ...
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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...retention tabs, then swing the left side of the bezel away from the computer and remove it. Tabs 36
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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 ... release tabs on the left side of the bezel into the slots on the left side of the computer. 3 Press the left side of the bezel firmly until the release tabs snap into ...
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    ... panel: 1 Make sure that all of the internal cables are arranged inside the computer so they will not be pinched when you close the computer. 2...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...
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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 ...
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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 ... to engage the panel's internal locking tabs. 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...
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    www.gateway.com Installing memory When you upgrade the computer memory, make sure that you install ... DIMM memory: 1 Remove the side panel by following the instructions in "Removing the side panel" on page 35..... 3 Find the memory module banks on your system board. 4 If you are removing a DIMM ...
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    ...the side panel by following the instructions in "Replacing the side panel" on page 37. 7 Return your computer to its upright position. 8 Reconnect the cables and the power... your computer. Windows starts and the Windows desktop appears. 10 Click (Start), right-click Computer, ...
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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 bezel by ...
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    CHAPTER 4: Upgrading Your Computer 6 Remove the two drive retention screws. Drive retention screws 7 Slide the drive...Reconnect the drive cables using your notes from Step 4, or according to the manufacturer's instructions. 10 Replace the front bezel by following the instructions in "Replacing...
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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. 2 Remove the front bezel by ...
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    ... 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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    www.gateway.com Adding or replacing a hard drive To add or replace a hard drive: Tools You ... hard drive. 1 Remove the side panel by following the instructions in "Removing the side panel" on page 35. ...install the new drive.) 3 Disconnect the hard drive cage fan cable from the system board. 47
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    ...4 Loosen the captive thumbscrew that secures the hard drive cage to the computer. (This screw cannot be removed.) 5 Remove the hard drive cage from ... 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...
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    ....gateway.com 9 Line up the tabs on the right side of the cage with the slots on the inside of the case, then ...Hard drive cage tabs Slots on inside of case 10 Tighten the cage thumbscrew, then ... drive, install Windows using the operating system DVD that came with your computer. For more information ...
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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... lift the processor retention bracket. 6 Remove the processor from the system board. 7 Install the new processor onto the...
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    www.gateway.com 8 If this is a new heat sink, remove the strip on the heat sink that covers the gray thermal grease. If you are re-... board. 10 Connect the heat sink fan cable to the system board. 11 Replace the side panel by following the instructions in "Replacing the side panel" on page 37. ...
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    ...new expansion card, connect its cables according to its user guide. 7 Press the card retention lever back ... the side panel" on page 37. Replacing the system battery Warning Danger of explosion if ... of used batteries following the manufacturer's instructions. If the computer clock does not keep ...
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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. ... side. To avoid scratching the case, place it on a towel or other non-abrasive surface. 7 Locate the old battery on the system board and note its orientation. You will need to install...
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    ...system board To replace the system board: 1 Remove the side panel by following the instructions in "Removing the side ...Disconnect all the power and data cables from the system board, noting their locations and ... the four screws that secure the power supply to your computer, then slide it out of your...
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    www.gateway.com 6 Remove the eight system board screws. Screws Screws 7 Lift the system board up... 10 Slide the power supply back into the case, then install the four screws to secure ... 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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    CHAPTER 5: Maintaining Your Computer Setting up a maintenance schedule Use the following table to set up a regular maintenance ... 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 Monthly X When needed X ...
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    ....gateway.com Caring for your computer To extend the life of your computer: • Be careful not to bump ... any objects on top of it. The case, although strong, is not made to support extra weight.... it in the original packaging materials. • Keep your computer away from magnetic fields. Magnetic fields ...
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    ...-free cloth to clean your computer and other parts of your system. Do not use household abrasive or solvent cleaners because they can damage the finish on components. • Your computer is cooled by air circulated through the vents on the case, so keep the vents free of dust. ...
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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...the mouse If the mouse pointer begins moving erratically across the computer screen or becomes difficult to control precisely, cleaning the mouse ...
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    ... Windows Update to choose updates for your computer's operating system, software, and hardware. New content... apply only to the software and hardware on your computer. For information on running Windows Update, see "... click Start, then click Help and Support. Type windows update in the Search Help ...
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    ....gateway.com Using BigFix BigFix monitors your computer for problems and conflicts. It automatically ...BigFix sites on the Internet. Whenever BigFix detects a problem, it alerts you by flashing the blue taskbar ...: 1 Click (Start), All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, then click BigFix. 2 To learn...
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    ... 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 ...
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    www.gateway.com Deleting unnecessary files Delete unnecessary files, such as temporary files and files ...• currently logged in user. Files from all users on this computer cleans all folders. The Disk Cleanup dilalog... click Start, then click Help and Support. Type disk cleanup in the Search Help box...
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    ... once a week. If you use your computer less frequently, once a month may be ... later (the next time you restart your computer). If you see this prompt, click Schedule ... provides a summary of the problems that it found. 4 Correct any problems that are found by following the on-screen instructions. 66
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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 for disk errors in the Search ... drive: 1 Disconnect your computer from the network. 2 Click (Start), All Programs, Accessories, System Tools,...
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    ... defragmenting the hard drive, click Start, then click Help and Support. Type defragmenting in the Search Help box, then press ENTER. ... you want to purchase one, you can visit the Accessories Store at www.gateway.com. To back up files: 1 Click (Start) then click Computer. The Computer window opens....
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    www.gateway.com 4 Follow the on-screen instructions to select a backup storage location and the files and folders ...the Task Scheduler: (Start), All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, then click Task Scheduler. The... click Start, then click Help and Support. Type task scheduler in the Search Help box...
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    ... software itself, to the new computer. 2 Click (Start), All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, then ... Easy Transfer dialog box opens. on-screen instructions to complete the transfer. Help For more information ..., click Start, then click Help and Support. Type transferring files in the Search Help ...
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    www.gateway.com Transferring files and settings manually You can manually transfer your personal data...or Windows 2000, double-click the My Computer icon on the desktop. Go to the next step. 2 Double-click ...4 Copy your personal data files to removable media or to another computer on your network. 71
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    CHAPTER 5: Maintaining Your Computer Finding other files Use Windows Find or Search to locate other personal data files. For more information, see "Using Windows" in your online User Guide. You can often identify different data file types by looking at the file's ...
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    CHAPTER6 Troubleshooting Safety guidelines First steps Troubleshooting Recovering your system Telephone support 71
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    ...avoid bodily injury, do not attempt to troubleshoot your computer problem if: • Power cords or ... been spilled into your computer • Your computer was dropped • The case was damaged Instead, unplug your... and make sure that you followed each instruction. • If an error occurs in a program, see the...
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    www.gateway.com Troubleshooting Troubleshooting topics are listed in alphabetical order. Add-in cards See "Expansion cards" on page 78. ... enabled. • Make sure that the drive is configured correctly by following the instructions in the drive documentation. • Reinstall the device driver. 73
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    CHAPTER 6: Troubleshooting An audio CD does not produce sound • Make sure that the disc label... not be able to play these CDs on your computer. • Make sure that the volume controls are turned up... discs" on page 61. • Reinstall the appropriate device drivers. A DVD movie will not play • Make ...
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    www.gateway.com Diskette drive The diskette drive is not recognized • Shut down and restart your computer. You cannot save a file to diskette or you see the...hard drive for errors" on page 64. You see a "Non-system disk" or "Disk error" error message • Eject the ...
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    CHAPTER 6: Troubleshooting The diskette drive LED is lit continuously • Remove the diskette from the drive. If ... that you know works to your computer. • Reinstall the device driver. The color is not uniform ...click Start, then click Help and Support. Type the phrase screen resolution in the Search...
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    www.gateway.com Ethernet You cannot see the other computers on your network • Make sure that...and 254. The first N should be the same for all computers on your network and the second N should ...Reseat the card. For more information about opening your computer case, see "Opening the case" on page ...
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    CHAPTER 6: Troubleshooting Your Ethernet network is running slower than you expect • If your ... running at the slowest component speed. Expansion cards The computer does not recognize an expansion card • ..., then click Help and Support. Type the keyword/phrase System Restore in the Search Help box...
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    www.gateway.com Hard drive You see an "Insufficient disk space" error message • Delete ..., run the error checking program. For instructions on fixing hard drive problems, see "Checking the hard ... physical shock, you may need to reinstall the operating system. See "Recovering your system" ...
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    ... Make sure that your account with your Internet service • provider (ISP) is set up correctly. ... Start, then click Help and Support. Type the phrase troubleshooting connections in the Search Help box...host" message and are unable to browse the Internet • This problem can occur when you have typed ...
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    www.gateway.com Connecting to a Web site takes too long Many factors can affect Internet ... connect and the number of users accessing those computers • The complexity of graphics and multimedia on Web pages... Internet service provider (ISP) is set up correctly. Contact your ISP for technical support....
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    ...replace it. Media Center This section only covers problems relating to Media Center mode. Media... Media Center troubleshooting information that is not covered in this section, go to the Gateway support Web... a display device when you purchased your computer, a progressive scan display device with a VGA...
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    ... video cables can cause problems and affect the video quality. Gateway recommends using high... Windows" chapter in the online User Guide. Size of display device-Small computer displays for standard ...features, produce a better quality picture, and support higher screen resolutions. The Media Center ...
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    CHAPTER 6: Troubleshooting • Type of TV (interlaced or progressive scan) Many CRT (tube) TVs use... quality display, especially when viewing and using the computer functions. Progressive scan video displays ..., see the Gateway support Web site at www.gateway.com or see the display's user guide. You ...
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    www.gateway.com You want to play recorded programs on other computers • A DVR-MS file recorded... set up and connected to the computer. For information about manually updating the Program Guide, see your ... more information about troubleshooting memory errors, click Start, then click Help and Support....
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    CHAPTER 6: Troubleshooting Modem (cable or DSL) My computer cannot connect to the Internet. • Make ... made correctly. • Make sure that your computer is connected to the telephone line and the telephone ... using the modem. Contact your telephone service to get the correct code to temporarily disable...
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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,... and may cause problems with the modem connection. • Shut down and restart your computer. • Run Windows ...
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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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    ... Every network is unique. Contact your company computer department or network administrator for help. For more ...or network" on page 15, your online User Guide, or "Ethernet" on page 77. Help For more ..., then click Help and Support. Type the phrase network troubleshooting in the Search Help box, ...
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    www.gateway.com Power Your computer will not turn on • Make sure that the power cord is connected to ... AC power source and to your computer, and that your computer is turned on. • If your ... Check the cable between the printer and your computer. Make sure that it is connected to the correct type ...
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    ... Printer. • Reinstall the printer driver. See the guide that came with your printer for instructions on installing the printer ... paper. Help For more information about printer troubleshooting, click Start, then click Help and Support. Type the phrase printer troubleshooter in the Search Help box, ...
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    ... 31. Help For more information about sound troubleshooting, click Start, then click Help ... most computer problems by following the information in "Troubleshooting" on page 73 or in the technical support pages ... (also called recovering or restoring your system). Gateway provides everything you need...
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    CHAPTER 6: Troubleshooting • If only one or two items of software or hardware have stopped ... state when everything was working correctly. For instructions, see "Using Microsoft System Restore" on page 99.... and drivers from a set of recovery discs (you must create the discs) or by using Gateway ...
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    ...device drivers, in case you need to use them later for a complete system recovery. (Your computer must ...recovering pre-installed software and drivers: 1 Click (Start), All Programs, Gateway Recovery Center, ... Recovery Center opens. 2 Click Applications and drivers external media, then click Next. The...
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    CHAPTER 6: Troubleshooting 4 Insert a blank, recordable disc into a recordable disc drive, then... "Software and Driver Recovery," along with a short description of which computer the discs are for. If... After a recovery disc is created, your computer names the disc Recovery13 for disc 1 of a 3-disc...
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    ...Center 1 Click To recover specific drivers and software: (Start), All Programs, Gateway Recovery ...driver recovery discs you have created. For instructions, see "Recovering pre-installed software ...then click Application recovery. - OR To recover device drivers that were pre-installed, click Hardware...
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    CHAPTER 6: Troubleshooting 3 Click the software or driver you want to recover, then click Next. ..., try another disc. To recover software and drivers using recovery discs: 1 Insert a software and ... does not start, open Computer and run the file Grc_Vista.exe on the disc. The Gateway Recovery Center ...
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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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    CHAPTER 6: Troubleshooting Using Microsoft System Restore Microsoft System Restore periodically takes "... them as restore points. In most cases of hard-to-resolve software problems, you can return to... software or device drivers. You can also create a restore point manually. For instructions, see "...
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    www.gateway.com 2 On the left side of the window, click Repair Windows using System Restore, then click Next. The Choose a restore point dialog ... This process may take several minutes, and may restart your computer. Manually creating a restore point 1 Click To manually create a ...
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    CHAPTER 6: Troubleshooting 2 On the left side of the window, click Create a restore point or change settings, then ... OK. Recovering your system to its factory condition If your computer's problems are not solved by ... any pre-installed software and device drivers. If you can access important files ...
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    ...opens. If Windows starts to load instead, restart the computer and try again. 3 Press the arrow keys on...your keyboard to select Repair Your Computer, then press ENTER. Gateway System Recovery starts, and...s password (if any), then click Next. The System Recovery Options menu opens. 6 Click Restore ...
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    CHAPTER 6: Troubleshooting 9 Click Yes, then click Next. The Factory image recovery window opens, ... system using the Windows Vista operating system DVD. You also need to recover your computerମ. computer’s pre-installed software and device drivers. For instructions, see “Recovering pre-installed ...
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    ...com Telephone support Before calling Gateway Customer Care If you have a technical problem with ...avoid bodily injury, do not attempt to troubleshoot your computer problem if: • Power cords or... your computer is nearby at the time of your call. The technician may have you follow troubleshooting steps...
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    CHAPTER 6: Troubleshooting Telephone numbers Gateway offers a wide range of customer service, Customer Care... automated menu system and your telephone keypad to find answers to common problems. How to reach ...label on the front or side of your computer. 605-232-2191 Sales, accounting, and warranty ...
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    ... that came with your hardware or software. In many cases, additional product information and online ... Start, then click Help and Support. Type the keyword practice in the Search Help... is a telephone service that provides answers to all of your "How do I..." questions on Gateway computers. For more...
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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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    ... instructions to help guard against personal injury and damage to your Gateway system... on a stable work surface. The product should be operated only from the type of power source indicated... is set at the factory to the correct voltage. Openings in the computer case are provided for ventilation. Do not...
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    ... use Warning Do not use Gateway products in areas classified as hazardous locations. ... from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified personnel if: The power cord or plug ... does not operate properly when the operating instructions are followed. The system was dropped or the cabinet is damaged. ...
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    ...expressly approved by Gateway could void the FCC compliance and negate your authority to operate... is Part 68-compliant. See installation instructions for details. The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN... request that you disconnect the equipment until the problem is resolved. The telephone company may make...
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    ....gateway.com When programming or making test calls to emergency numbers: • Remain on the line and briefly ... makes it unlawful for any person to use a computer or other electronic device to send any... of connection. In some cases, the inside wiring associated with a single-line individual service may...
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    ...grounding Important The instructions are for the person who installs cable to the system. Gateway assumes you are qualified in the servicing of computer equipment ... information with regard to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna discharge ...
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    www.gateway.com Power lines Warning When installing or realigning an outside antenna system, extreme care should be taken ...power lines or circuits. 7 6 5 4 3 1 2 Antenna and satellite grounding Reference 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Grounding component Electric service equipment Power service grounding electrode...
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    ...regional waste collection administration for recycling. • In some cases, your "end of life" product may ...Care number listed in your product's user guide and we will be glad to help you ... system improvements, Gateway is not responsible for inaccurate information which may appear in this manual....
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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 ... registered trademarks of their respective companies. Macrovision statement If your computer has a DVD-compatible drive and an analog TV Out ...
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    APPENDIX A: Legal Notices 118
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    ... 9 side speaker jack 10 subwoofer jack 9 troubleshooting 92 audio CD cleaning 61 audio ...keys and buttons C cable modem 15 connecting 9 troubleshooting 85 Caps Lock indicator 19, 21...BigFix 62 troubleshooting memory card 85 TV tuner 10 types of memory cards supported 28 case closing 37 opening 34 CD ...
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    ... 24 playing audio 26 recording 27 troubleshooting 73 CD drive adding 43 ...7 replacing 43 See also optical drive troubleshooting 73 cellular phone memory cards 28 ... CRT screen 60 clicking 23 closing computer case 37 front bezel 37 ... 27 CRT screen cleaning 60 Customer Service Accounting 106 Sales 106 120
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    www.gateway.com Warranty 106 D default printer setting 91 defragmenting hard drive 65 deleting ... Disk Cleanup 64 Disk Defragmenter 65 diskette troubleshooting 75 diskette drive 7 identifying 29 troubleshooting ... 60 troubleshooting 76 documentation User Guide 2 double-clicking 23 dragging 23 drivers ...
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    ... 70 opening 23 transferring 69 troubleshooting 78 types 69 finding files... scanner 32 side panel 35 system battery 52 Internet buttons 19... troubleshooting 79, 87 G Gateway contact information 3 model number 3 serial number 3 Support... Recovery Center re-installing drivers 96 re-installing programs 96 re...
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    ....gateway.com K keyboard buttons 19, 20 cleaning 60 features 19, 20 PS/2... 65 deleting files 64 extending computer life 58 suggested schedule 58 ... Certificate of memory card types Authenticity 3 supported 28 model number 3 removing card ... 62 cleaning 60 cleaning case 60 troubleshooting 76 cleaning CD 61...
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    ... 89 USB port 7, 9 moving files from old computer 68, 69 indicator 19, 21 O opening computer case 34 files 23 folders 23... button 7 connector 8 Hibernate mode 7 indicator 7 source problems 14 MP3 player memory cards ...jack 9, 15 troubleshooting 77, 90 non-technical support Accounting 106 Sales 106 ...
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    www.gateway.com Standby/Resume 7 troubleshooting 90 turning off computer 17 turning on computer 16 ... Windows DVD 103 with Windows System Restore 99 recovery discs creating 94 drivers 94, 97...repetitive strain 14 general precautions 110 guidelines for troubleshooting 72 posture 13 reducing eye strain ...
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    ...adjusting 30 controls 30 muting 30 troubleshooting 92 speaker jack analog 9 center ...106 tips before contacting 104 tutorial service 106 telephone jack 10 telephone support 104 training CD 107 classroom 107 Gateway Learning ...old computer 68 troubleshooting add-in cards 73, 78 audio 92 automated system...
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    ....gateway.com diskette drive 75 display 76 DSL modem 85 DVD drive ...resolution 76 sound 92 technical support 104 telephone support 104 Web site... controls 30 muting 30 troubleshooting 92 W waking computer 17 Windows Product..., 21 Windows Media Center troubleshooting 82 Windows System Restore 93 creating...
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    Index 128
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