Gateway ZX6800 Gateway Desktop Quick Start Guide

Gateway ZX6800 Manual

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    ...Using Windows and your Software...Windows Welcome Center ...Internet Security Offer...Gateway Recovery Management...Your Computer's Documentation ...Playing ...system ...46 Recovering pre-installed software and drivers .. 46 Returning to a previous system condition...47 Returning...
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    ...to some useful benefits, such as: • Faster service from our trained representatives • Membership in the Gateway community: receive promotions and ...to visit our website at www.gateway.com/register. Choose your country and follow the simple instructions. After we receive your product registration, ...
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    ...help you maintain your computer and troubleshoot in case you encounter a problem. To make the most of your computer, Gateway recommends you perform the...section; it contains up-to-date information, help, drivers and downloads. Gateway Support Make sure you write down your computer serial number, date ...
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    ... may be installed in the card slots. Dummies protect unused slots from dust, metal objects or other particles. Save the dummies for use when no cards are in the slots. 4 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide
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    ... from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified service personnel when: • the power cord or plug is damaged, cut or ... in performance, indicating a need for service • the product does not operate normally after following the operating instructions Note: Adjust only those controls that are ...
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    ...Keyboard/Mouse and Receiver shown below may not be the same as the Keyboard/Mouse supplied with your computer. Check your InfoCentre documentation to see your Keyboard/... • Use a thin object (such as a pen tip) to press the connect button on the keyboard (C). 6 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide
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    ... of the keys depend on the program you are using. The keyboard displayed in this guide is just an example. The layout of your keyboard may vary slightly. For... change volume and access special functions or websites. Please update Gateway InfoCentre for information on your specific keyboard 11. Fn: Use...
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    ... your computer does not feature an internal infrared receiver, a USB receiver is required. If supplied, connect the USB receiver to a USB port 3 on the computer. 2. Insert the ... while in TV mode) 13. Number keys, Clear and Enter 1 2 4 5 6 9 8 10 11 7 13 12 8 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide
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    ... The drives described below are commonly used on Gateway computers. However, this does not mean ... documentation specific to the model you have purchased, please check Gateway InfoCentre. Memory... to Remove Hardware message is displayed. 4. Remove the card. 1 2 Optical Drives An optical drive is able...
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    ...connector types described below are commonly used on Gateway computers. However, this does not mean... any device, check the installation instructions that were supplied with it. ✓ Do not remove a device... ('LAN') or certain high-speed Internet connections. 10 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide...
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    ...aerial could damage your modem, network or TV card or even your whole computer. Please note ...-Out - Lets you plug in stereo headphones or powered speakers. Plugging in an audio device disables any ... built-in microphone. Other Connectors Memory Card Reader - Memory cards are used to store and transfer ...
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    ...). 1 3 2 Note: You may also put your computer into sleep mode without going to the Windows Start menu. Simply close all your applications and press the power button. 12 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide
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    ... personalising your computer, click on Start > Help and Support. Upgrading your Computer Gateway strives to make your computing experience as easy and pleasant as possible. Because your computing needs may evolve, Gateway is here to help you choose the right accessories and make ...
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    ... you can do with your old equipment? Don't just throw it out! Gateway encourages you to recycle! Most computer equipment contains hazardous materials, which ...and sell used computers. Please refer to Environment on page 54 to learn more about product disposal. 14 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide
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    I NTERNET AND S OFTWARE USING WINDOWS AND YOUR SOFTWARE Gateway computers include software to help you use your computer; the programs ... start automatically and all you have to do is follow the instructions on the screen. Windows Welcome Center The first time you turn on your...
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    ...the set of recovery discs beforehand. Throughout the process, you will be guided by on-screen instructions. Please read them carefully! > All Programs > Gateway, then click on Gateway Recovery Management. Gateway 1. Click on Start Recovery Management opens...
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    ..., descriptive label on each disc, such as 'Windows Recovery Disc 1 of 2' or 'Apps/Drivers Recovery disc'. 5. If...To open InfoCentre, double-click on the User's Guide (Gateway InfoCentre) icon on the desktop or click on Start > All Programs > Gateway > Gateway InfoCentre. Select a category ...
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    ...also make regular visits to www.gateway.com and check out the Support section: it contains up-..., drivers and downloads. Software Documentation Most of the applications preinstalled on your computer by Gateway... have been installed by Gateway to provide an improved media experience. Windows Media Player...
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    ... contains files (such as a DVD, USB key or memory card), Windows will display a dialog box and ask you... or decompress a digital media file, such as a song or video. Windows Media Player and other programs ...the error message. Please also see Windows Help and Support for more information. Internet and ...
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    ... steps you should first select an Internet Service Provider (ISP), which supplies the connection between your computer and the ... talk to friends and family about their experiences or to check reviews and consumer reports. The ISP you select will provide instructions on how to connect to the Internet ...
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    ...Provider) you have chosen normally supplies a modem/router with the subscription to their services. Read carefully the documentation supplied with your Access point/router for detailed setup instructions. Network Cable (RJ45) A network cable (also ...
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    ... feature of Microsoft Windows allows you to share a single Internet connection with multiple computers. Built-in support for IEEE 802.11 wireless LANs (WLANs) allows...to the operation of the aircraft, disrupt communications, and even be illegal. 22 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide
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    ... keyboard. 2. Reduce, maximize or close the window. 3. Address bar: Type in an Internet address (e.g. www.gateway.com) and press the Enter key on your keyboard, this ... you to easily search and personalize your Gateway computer. Google Desktop provides fulltext search over your email,...
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    ... why not visit our website, www.gateway.com. Gateway is dedicated to provide you with on-going personalized support. Check out our Support section to get help tailored to your needs. www.gateway.com is your gateway to a world of online activities and services: visit us regularly for ...
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    ... new computer and ensure it runs smoothly for a long time, you should use the programs below and regularly perform the actions described in this guide. Maintenance Recommended maintenance tasks There are several tasks you should perform periodically (about once per month) to ensure your computer ...
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    ... them to their original location. Double-click on the Recycle Bin on the Windows desktop and click on Empty Recycle Bin or select only the items you want to delete. Items ... Tools, click on Start programs and finally select System Tools. 26 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide
  • Gateway ZX6800 | Gateway Desktop Quick Start Guide - Page 27
    ...> System Tools > System Restore. If you cannot access the Windows desktop: 1. Press the Alt+F10 key upon start-up when the Gateway logo appears. This will open the Recovery Program. 2. Select Windows System Restore and click on Next. Your computer ...
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    ... regularly scheduled times or before certain programs or drivers are installed. This option allows you to create your...has to offer. In order for you to be safe online, Gateway has pre-installed Symantec's award-... and Internet worms, protects against hackers. 28 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide
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    ...computer in various ways, using up resources or clogging up a network. Note: Gateway guarantees that your computer was 100% virus free at the time of ...look for a more vulnerable computer elsewhere. More recent versions of Microsoft Windows and other popular software can be configured to download and ...
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    ...-date. A complete version of Norton Internet Security™ is pre-installed on your Gateway system. It includes a free trial subscription to protection updates. Make sure you...the small lock icon in the bottom of your web browser (usually the right-hand corner). 30 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide
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    ...the fine print, or even better, simply ignore it. Review bank and credit card statements regularly. The impact of identity theft and online...ways to get the tip-off that something has gone wrong is by reviewing the monthly statements provided by your bank and credit card companies for anything out of ...
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    ...this sometimes is necessary to allow access for program updates, downloads, etc. Windows Updates If you have an active Internet connection, Windows can ... Windows Defender works with your Windows Update settings to automatically install the latest definitions. 32 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide
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    ...(not recommended) in the User Account Control settings window. Internet Explorer Security Settings Internet ... However, do not blame every computer problem on a virus! If you suspect your ... Assistance makes it possible to diagnose and repair problems with a computer without personally visiting it. You ...
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    ... computer and prevent problems in the future. Nothing displays on the screen (page 34) The screen freezes when the Gateway logo displays (page 36) The screen freezes when the Windows logo displays ...light up and you will be able to use your computer. 34 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide
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    ... your computer and the power outlets. 2. Certain computers are equipped with two video ports, one on the motherboard ("integrated video") and another on a high-performance graphics card using an ...Always connect your monitor to the graphics card, if present. If one video port does not ...
  • Gateway ZX6800 | Gateway Desktop Quick Start Guide - Page 36
    ..., replacing the USB assembly of that particular motherboard will solve the problem entirely. The screen freezes when the Gateway logo displays When the computer ... computer in Safe Mode to use basic files and drivers. 1. Switch your computer and monitor on. 2. When the Gateway logo appears, press F8 ...
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    ...used it. 1. Switch your computer and monitor on. 2. When the Gateway logo appears, press F8 on your ...system files using Windows Update Windows Update is a catalogue of items such as drivers, security ... device, Windows usually detects it automatically and copies the appropriate files (drivers) to your ...
  • Gateway ZX6800 | Gateway Desktop Quick Start Guide - Page 38
    ... program, please check the software editor's Website for updates. If the program was originally supplied with your computer, you may check the Gateway Support Website on www.gateway.com for downloads as well. Is your computer up-to-date? Malicious programs ...
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    If your computer cannot display the Windows desktop: Restart your computer, press the Alt+F10 key upon start-up when the Gateway logo appears to start the Recovery Program. Miscellaneous Troubleshooting Keyboard & Mouse My Keyboard Does Not Work 1. ...
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    ...confirm your settings then on OK to close the window. Display The Display Is Not Centred or Gets ... adapters, halogen lighting with built-in power supply or motor driven appliances. Faulty fluorescent... power is on. 3. The Windows main volume control needs adjusting. 40 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting...
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    ...Control Panel > Hardware a. Check that your sound card is correctly configured. Click on Start and ...just performed your online subscription with an Internet Service Provider (ISP), it is recommended that you restart ... before you try to connect to their services again. 2. You entered an incorrect user ...
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    ... modem is defective. Check the status lights on your modem and refer to manufacturer's documentation. If the problem persists and the connection has been previously working, then contact your ISP. 42 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide
  • Gateway ZX6800 | Gateway Desktop Quick Start Guide - Page 43
    ... does not work The guidelines below cover the most common types of problems encountered with printers. Please read your printer's manual for specific instructions. Should you need further assistance, please contact the manufacturer of your printer....
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    ... with a new program or hardware, please check the supplied documentation as well as the manufacturer's website. For support, please contact the manufacturer's hotline. Gateway cannot be held responsible for any damage caused by adding ...
  • Gateway ZX6800 | Gateway Desktop Quick Start Guide - Page 45
    ... cables. Note: If you have problems installing your new hardware, you should check the supplied manual first. If you are...Resetting your Hardware Configuration If you encounter some problems with your original computer hardware drivers, you may want to restore the hardware configuration so that it is ...
  • Gateway ZX6800 | Gateway Desktop Quick Start Guide - Page 46
    ...3 after the Gateway Application Recovery main menu opens. 2. Click on the Restore tab, then click Reinstall applications/drivers. The Gateway Application Recovery main menu opens. 46 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide
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    ... Click on Contents. A list of software and device drivers opens. 4. Click on the install icon for the item you... each time you install software or device drivers. Help: For more information about using Microsoft System...Start, then click Help and Support. Type windows system restore in the Search Help ...
  • Gateway ZX6800 | Gateway Desktop Quick Start Guide - Page 48
    ... on page 48. • If you cannot run Windows and your original hard drive has been ... To reinstall Windows and all pre-installed software and drivers: > All Programs > Gateway, then click on Gateway ... software and drivers: 1. Turn on your computer, then press Alt+F10 during startup. Gateway Recovery ...
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    ... to a wireless device will void the authorization to use it. Contact Gateway for service information. Caution: The transmitting device embedded in .... For additional information regarding this product warning, go to www.gateway.com/ prop65. MERCURY WARNING THE LAMP IN THIS DISPLAY CONTAINS MERCURY. ...
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    ... shock or equipment malfunction do not attempt to make electrical ground connections by yourself. Contact the appropriate inspection authority or an electrician, as appropriate. 50 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide
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    ...controllers and wired modems: Hereby, Gateway, declares that the wireless devices provided with this computer include a low power radio transmitter in full... Sweden and United Kingdom. MODIFICATIONS TO THE PRODUCT CE Marking Gateway cannot be held responsible for unauthorized modifications made by the...
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    ...modem cable can have length exceeding 3 metres. Gateway recommends that you add a ferrite core round clip to each cable connecting your Gateway computer to a hardware device that has not been... cables only (cat ≥ 5). During product certification, Gateway used the following cable quality: ­ USB2.0 ...
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    The optical devices installed in your computer are designed for use solely as components of such electronic product and therefore do not comply with the appropriate requirements of Code of Federal Regulation Sec. 1040.10 and Sec. 1040.11 for COMPLETE laser products. Because exposure to laser ...
  • Gateway ZX6800 | Gateway Desktop Quick Start Guide - Page 54
    ... PROTECTION Environment has been at the heart of our products. Gateway is committed to limit the environmental impact of its products during product ... to your retailer if you are replacing it. For information, visit www.gateway.com/about/corp_responsibility/environment.php. Battery Disposal (when ...
  • Gateway ZX6800 | Gateway Desktop Quick Start Guide - Page 55
    ...N S E Note: Most of the software applications are already preinstalled on your Gateway computer. They are ready to use or to set up. However, ... SOFTWARE on a portable or home computer. 2. Copyright The SOFTWARE is owned by Gateway or its suppliers and is protected by United States copyright laws and ...
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    ...36 Blu-ray ...10, 19 Browser...23 G Google Desktop ...23 H HDD (Hard Disk Drive) Free space... ...25 Display ...40 Download ...19 Drives...9 Memory card reader...9 Optical drives ...9 DSL ...20, 42 DVI ......13 Memory card reader...9, 11 Microphone ...11 Modem...20, 42 E Electronic Program Guide ...19 ...
  • Gateway ZX6800 | Gateway Desktop Quick Start Guide - Page 57
    ... checking...25 Windows System Restore ...27 O Optical drives ...9 T Task Manager ...38 Troubleshooting Display... Antispyware...28 Antivirus ...28 Windows automatic updates ...28, 32 Upgrading Recycling ...14 ... Media Player...18 Windows Remote Assistance ...33 57 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide



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