Gateway ZX6800 Gateway Desktop Quick Start Guide

Gateway ZX6800 Manual

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    Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide T ABLE OF C ONTENTS Product Registration Important Information Computer ......Windows Welcome Center ...Internet Security Offer...Gateway Recovery Management...Your Computer's Documentation ...49 54 55 56 Copyright ©2009. All Rights Reserved. GWDT Table of Contents ...
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    ... to some useful benefits, such as: • Faster service from our trained representatives • Membership in the Gateway community: receive promotions and participate...a more personable customer service experience. Another Option Another way to register your Gateway product is to visit our website at www....
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    ...your computer and troubleshoot in case you encounter a problem. To make the most of your computer, Gateway recommends ...the Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide did not help fix it, you can run the Gateway Recovery ...-date information, help, drivers and downloads. Gateway Support Make sure you write down...
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    ...static electricity. • Is kept at least 30 centimetres (one foot) away from a mobile phone. • Is not ... Computer Always unplug your computer from the power outlet before cleaning it. Do not ... particles. Save the dummies for use when no cards are in the slots. 4 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide...
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    ..., as opening or removing covers may expose you to dangerous voltage or other risks. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Unplug your computer from..., indicating a need for service • the product does not operate normally after following the operating instructions Note: ...
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    ... and keyboard do not work after installation, you should try to manually establish communication with the receiver. Note: The Keyboard/Mouse and Receiver shown below .... • 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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    ... characters on the right. 2. Backspace: Used to go back one space and delete the last key ... and access special functions or websites. Please update Gateway InfoCentre for information on your ... surface, the pointer will follow this movement. Click one of the buttons on the top of your mouse to select ...
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    ... playback. Click on Mixer to access advanced volume control settings. Remote Control (optional) Enjoy all your favorite digital entertainment in one place with the easy-to-use Media Center (see page 18) and remote control! Installing the ...
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    ... Drives The drives described below are commonly used on Gateway computers. However, this does not mean that ... model you have purchased, please check Gateway InfoCentre. Memory Card Reader Memory cards... and mobile phones. Selected computers include an "all-in-one" memory card reader that allows you...
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    ...-ray Combo drives can write to recordable CDs, all 'standard' recordable DVDs (but not 'HD' ... Blu-ray drives can write to recordable CDs, all 'standard' recordable DVDs and recordable Blu-ray... and connector types described below are commonly used on Gateway computers. However, this does not mean that ...
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    ... thunderstorm conditions, make sure that you disconnect all your connection cables; unplug the modem ... digital devices to your computer, such as digital video cameras, external hard disk drives, ...monitor. DVI Port - Connect to a monitor with a DVI (Digital Video Interface) port. The appropriate cable ...
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    ...1 Once the computer has shut down, switch OFF all external devices (such as a printer or monitor) if they have a power button. Sleep mode Click ...Windows Start menu. Simply close all your applications and press the power button. 12 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide
  • Gateway ZX6800 | Gateway Desktop Quick Start Guide - Page 13
    ... 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; ..., insert the installation CD or DVD. An installation wizard will start automatically and all you have to do is follow the instructions on the screen. Windows Welcome Center The ...
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    Gateway Recovery Management To prepare your computer for system recovery options, you should create a set of ...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. 2. To create ...
  • Gateway ZX6800 | Gateway Desktop Quick Start Guide - Page 17
    ...information for the computer you have purchased. 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 To update the contents of the...
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    ... also make regular visits to www.gateway.com and check out the Support section: it contains up-... Most of the applications preinstalled on your computer by Gateway feature a documentation file. Note: If ...media programs may have been installed by Gateway to provide an improved media experience. Windows ...
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    ...the each type of file. Other formats may require a specific audio or video codec that may not have been installed on your computer. Codecs A codec is ... to compress or decompress a digital media file, such as a song or video. Windows Media Player and other programs use codecs to...
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    ...experiences or to check reviews and consumer reports. The ISP you select will provide instructions on how to connect ...Before using the 3G features, check with your service provider to see if any additional charges will be incurred, especially roaming charges. 20 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide...
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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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    ...single Internet connection with multiple computers. Built-in support for IEEE 802.11 wireless LANs ...while flying in aircraft is prohibited. Switch off all devices before boarding an aircraft; they ... of the aircraft, disrupt communications, and even be illegal. 22 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide...
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    ...window. 3. Address bar: Type in an Internet address (e.g. www.gateway.com) and press the Enter key on your ...multiple sites in a single browser window by switching from one site to another through tabs at the top ... to easily search and personalize your Gateway computer. Google Desktop provides fulltext...
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    ... Gateway Website To get you started 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...
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    ... should use the programs below and regularly perform the actions described in this guide. Maintenance Recommended maintenance tasks There are several tasks you should ... With the creation and deletion of files over time, scattering occurs all over the hard disk area and affects performance. The Disk ...
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    1. Perform a Disk Cleanup and close all open programs. 2. Click on Start > Computer. Right-... from your computer, Windows places it in the Recycle Bin. All the deleted files remain there until you ..., which you can customize to run specific tasks regularly. > All Programs, then the Accessories folder in...
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    Windows System Restore. System Restore monitors the changes to your computer and automatically ... System Restore from the Windows desktop Click on Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System ... Alt+F10 key upon start-up when the Gateway logo appears. This will open the Recovery Program. ...
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    ... restore point was created and click on Next. All the restore points that were created on the selected ... your system. To keep your computer safe with all the latest programs, please perform the following ... has to offer. In order for you to be safe online, Gateway has pre-installed Symantec's award-...
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    ... up resources or clogging up a network. Note: Gateway guarantees that your computer was 100% virus free ... computer current with the latest patches and updates. One of the best ways to keep attackers away from ... computer up-to-date will not protect you from all attacks, it makes it much more difficult ...
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    ... of Norton Internet Security™ is pre-installed on your Gateway system. It includes a free trial subscription to ...gained access to your account. If you notice something suspicious with one of your online accounts, one of the first steps you can take is to change your password. Protect your personal ...
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    ... data is stolen or when the first use of your information is attempted. One of the easiest ways to get the tip-off that something has gone wrong is by reviewing the monthly ... (i.e. if you live in Texas and all of the sudden start buying refrigerators in Budapest). In order to confirm ...
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    .... Certain program need access to the Internet to function properly, or even function at all. If this is the case, you will usually be asked to allow access when ...Defender works with your Windows Update settings to automatically install the latest definitions. 32 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide
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    ...make sure the name of the action or program that's about to start is one that you intended to start. By verifying these ...However, do not blame every computer problem on a virus! If you suspect your ... access Remote Assistance by clicking on Start > All Programs > Maintenance > Windows Remote Assistance...
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    ... some common problems. Please note that the solutions proposed in either one of the cases below may not be limited to that specific case and may be used.... Nothing displays on the screen (page 34) The screen freezes when the Gateway logo displays (page 36) The screen freezes when ...
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    ... between 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 ... connected correctly. Always connect your monitor to the graphics card, if present. If one video port does not work...
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    ...screen freezes when the Gateway logo displays When the computer starts, it first performs a test of all system ...if the test fails, the computer may freeze when the Gateway logo displays. Restart your computer ... drivers. 1. Switch your computer and monitor on. 2. When the Gateway logo appears, press F8...
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    ... last time you used it. 1. Switch your computer and monitor on. 2. When the Gateway logo appears, press F8 on your keyboard to access the advanced startup options. 3. Use... your computer running smoothly and up-to-date. > All Programs > Windows Update. 1. Click on Start 2. Select ...
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    ..., press the Alt+F10 key upon start-up when the Gateway logo appears to start the Recovery Program. The screen displays ... 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 such as virus and ...
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    ... 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. The numeric keypad is disabled When...
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    ... power adapters, halogen lighting with built-in power supply or motor driven appliances. Faulty fluorescent ...: a. Switch your computer OFF. b. Press all the keys of your keyboard to ensure that no ... (only applies to external speakers). a. Check all the speaker cables to ensure that they are connected ...
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    ...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 ... of order. Check with your ISP whether the service is available. 4. Your Internet settings (browser...
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    ... make it unavailable for other applications: a. Close all programs that might use the modem (e.g. telephone or fax software). b. Restart the computer. This will reset all connections. You are using DSL or cable... is not picking up the line. a. Check all cable connections (e.g., plugs, sockets, filters...
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    ... when you purchased your computer, or you may have purchased one later. Make sure you follow the installation instructions provided with the printer....cover the most common types of problems encountered with printers. Please read your printer's manual for specific instructions. Should you ...
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    ...the printer and computer. Use a grounded AC power outlet (or power strip). Remember to shut down your computer ...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 ...
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    ... or reconnecting any cables. Note: If you have problems installing your new hardware, you should check the supplied manual first. If you are still having difficulties, please contact the manufacturer or retailer, or check their website for more help ...
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    .... To recover your pre-installed software and drivers: 1. Click on Start > All Programs > Gateway, then click on Gateway Recovery Management....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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    ... settings and saves them as restore points. In most cases of hard-to-resolve software problems, you can return to one of these restore points to get your system ... System Restore, click Start, then click Help and Support. Type windows system restore in the Search Help box, then ...
  • Gateway ZX6800 | Gateway Desktop Quick Start Guide - Page 48
    ...pre-installed software and drivers: > All Programs > Gateway, then click on Gateway Recovery Management. ...hard drive. This process may take a while, but a Gateway Recovery Management screen shows you its ... then press Alt+F10 during startup. Gateway Recovery Management opens. 2. Click on Restore system...
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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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    ... equipped with wireless controllers and wired modems: Hereby, Gateway, declares that the wireless devices provided with this computer include a low power..., 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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    ...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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    ....11 for COMPLETE laser products. Because exposure to laser radiation is extremely hazardous, under no circumstances should the user attempt to disassemble the laser device. PACKAGING The packaging of this product is compliant with the European Environmental Directive 94/62/EC from December 20 th ...
  • Gateway ZX6800 | Gateway Desktop Quick Start Guide - Page 54
    ...reducing air pollution and protecting the earth's climate for future generations. Gateway has determined that all Gateway monitors meet the Energy Star® guidelines... products must be sorted separately for disposal. These rules concern all Gateway products and also all accessories,...
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    ... ("License") permits you to use one copy of the specified version of the Gateway SOFTWARE identified above (which may include at least one CD or ... a portable or home computer. 2. Copyright The SOFTWARE is owned by Gateway or its suppliers and is protected by United States copyright ...
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    ...B Backups...13 Batteries...54 Battery disposal...54 BIOS ...36 Blu-ray ...10, 19 Browser...23...Firewall ...29, 32 Internet Explorer ...23 Internet Service Provider (ISP) ...20 D Device Manager ...38 ... ...11 Modem...20, 42 E Electronic Program Guide ...19 Email ...43 Environment ...54 Epilepsy warning...
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    ...checking...25 Windows System Restore ...27 O Optical drives ...9 T Task Manager ...38 Troubleshooting Display...40 Internet ...41 Keyboard ...39 Mouse ...39 Printer ...... Windows Media Center ...8, 18 Windows Media Player...18 Windows Remote Assistance ...33 57 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide



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