Gateway ZX6800 Gateway Desktop Quick Start Guide

Gateway ZX6800 Manual

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    ... Important Information Computer Basics 2 3 4 Choose an ‘Internet Service Provider’...20 Network connections ...21 ...s Drives ...9 Ports and Connectors...10 Turning your Computer ON or OFF...12 Upgrading ... and your Software...Windows Welcome Center ...Internet Security Offer...Gateway Recovery ...
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    ...useful benefits, such as: • Faster service from our trained representatives • Membership in the Gateway community: receive... During the initial startup of your computer, a window will invite you to register. Please fill... your country and follow the simple instructions. After we receive your product...
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    ... encounter a problem with your computer and the troubleshooting steps included in the Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide did ... up-to-date information, help, drivers and downloads. Gateway Support Make sure you ... write down any error message causing the problem, and have the computer in front of you ...
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    ...instead. Never spray cleaning product directly on the screen. If dust has accumulated inside ...Note: If your computer includes slots for memory cards or expansion devices, plastic 'dummies'... particles. Save the dummies for use when no cards are in the slots. 4 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide...
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    ... your Computer Do not attempt to service your computer yourself, as opening or removing covers may expose you... case slots as they may touch dangerous voltage points or short-out parts that may result in a...45-70 centimetres (18-30 inches) from screen Easy access to drives and controls Computer Basics ...
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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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    ...functions or websites. Please update Gateway InfoCentre for information on your specific keyboard 11. Fn:... keys. Mouse The mouse controls the arrow on the screen; called the pointer or the cursor. When you move ... on Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Mouse > Pointer Options. Computer Basics...
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    ... your equipment), you can also adjust the volume and balance of your speakers from Windows. Adjusting the Volume To adjust the volume, simply click on the Speaker icon located ... 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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    ...purchased, please check Gateway InfoCentre. Memory Card Reader Memory cards are used in a wide ...photos or music. Recordable (R) or Re-Writable (RW) Drives In addition to reading data from compatible discs,... of your valuable data. Disc recording software must be used to write information to recordable ...
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    ... open it manually: computer to stop responding. Should this happen, restart your computer by using the Windows Task ... tray closed whenever you are not using the drive. Do not touch the optical lens in... connector types described below are commonly used on Gateway computers. However, this does not mean ...
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    ...aerial could damage your modem, network or TV card or even your whole computer. Please note ..., such as digital video cameras, external hard disk drives, or scanners. eSATA - An eSATA port allows ...the built-in microphone. Other Connectors Memory Card Reader - Memory cards are used to store and transfer...
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    ... for details). 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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    ...to store the contents of the memory. Hibernate Hibernate stores all activity on your computer's hard drive, and...on your computer's hard drive, just like Hibernate; but also keeps a copy in memory, ..., click on Start > Help and Support. Upgrading your Computer Gateway strives to make your computing...
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    ... than burning a CD or DVD! High capacity drives are also ideal for storing your favorite music,... old equipment? Don't just throw it out! Gateway encourages you to recycle! Most computer equipment ...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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    ... need to reinstall the Windows operating system and factory-loaded software and drivers. To reinstall ... process, you will be guided by on-screen instructions. Please read them carefully! > All Programs > Gateway, ...original contents, including Windows and all factory-loaded software and drivers, click ...
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    ... begins recording, and you can watch its progress on the screen. When the disc finishes recording, the drive ejects it. 4. Remove the disc from the drive and ... on Start > All Programs > Gateway > Gateway InfoCentre. Select a category To update the contents of the User's Guide (you will need an ...
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    ...and check out the Support section: it contains up-to-date information, help, drivers and downloads. Software Documentation Most of the applications preinstalled on your computer by Gateway ...access content from online services. To start the media program installed on your > Windows computer, click...
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    ... Cyberlink PowerDVD If your computer is equipped with a Blu-ray drive, you may watch Blu-ray movies with ... contains files (such as a DVD, USB key or memory card), Windows will display a dialog box and ask you .... Please also see Windows Help and Support for more information. Internet and Software - 19
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    .... Choose an 'Internet Service Provider' Using the Internet has become a natural part of daily ...steps you should first select an Internet Service Provider (ISP), which supplies the connection ... or to check reviews and consumer reports. The ISP you select will provide instructions on how to connect...
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    ...fast and easy and eliminates the need to pull cables through walls and ceilings. Components of a Wireless LAN To set up... 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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    ... The Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) feature of Microsoft Windows allows you to share a single Internet connection with multiple computers. Built-in support for IEEE ... the operation of the aircraft, disrupt communications, and even be illegal. 22 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide
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    ... may also press F1 on your 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... puts your information easily within your reach and frees you from having to Internet and Software - 23
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    manually organize your files. Google Desktop also helps you gather new information...visit our website, www.gateway.com. Gateway is dedicated to provide you with on-going personalized support. Check ...gateway to a world of online activities and services: visit us regularly for the latest information and ...
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    ... below and regularly perform the actions described in this guide. Maintenance Recommended maintenance tasks There ... Disk Cleanup button (next to the diagram of the disk drive. 3. Tick each category in the Files to delete ...) will decrease wear and tear on your hard drive and thus decrease the chance ...
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    ... Right-click on the OS icon and select Properties. 3. The Hard Disk Properties window displays the amount of used space and free space on ... Empty Recycle Bin or select only the items you want to delete. Items deleted from external devices, such as memory cards, do not go to the Recycle Bin, they are ...
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    ... Alt+F10 key upon start-up when the Gateway logo appears. This will open the Recovery Program. 2. Select Windows System Restore and click ... when major changes are made to the Operating System (e.g. driver installations or specific software). This is useful when a driver installation failed, or when ...
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    ...regularly scheduled times or before certain programs or drivers are installed. This option allows you to create ...'s operating system, software programs, and hardware. New content is added to Windows Update ...has to offer. In order for you to be safe online, Gateway has pre-installed Symantec's award-...
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    ...using up resources or clogging up a network. Note: Gateway guarantees that your computer was 100% virus free ...and display targeted pop-up ads on your screen. However, some kinds of spyware go beyond... More recent versions of Microsoft Windows and other popular software can be configured to download and...
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    ... are necessary for basic online security. Security software essentials include firewall and antivirus ... Internet Security™ is pre-installed on your Gateway system. It includes a free trial subscription ... online. To take advantage of many online services, you will inevitably have to provide personal ...
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    ... rings true today. Supposedly "free" software such as screen savers or smileys, secret investment tricks ... even better, simply ignore it. Review bank and credit card statements regularly. The impact of ... gone wrong is by reviewing the monthly statements provided by your bank and credit card companies ...
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    ...protect your computer against malicious and unwanted software, such as spyware and adware....you when spyware and other potentially unwanted software attempt to install themselves or run on your... Windows Update settings to automatically install the latest definitions. 32 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting...
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    ... may be infected by malicious software. However, do not blame every computer problem on a virus! ... makes it possible to diagnose and repair problems with a computer without personally visiting it. You ... > Maintenance > Windows Remote Assistance. Upon launching Remote Assistance, you will see a screen ...
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    ... one of the cases below may not be limited to that specific case and may be used to solve ... and prevent problems in the future. Nothing displays on the screen (page 34) The screen freezes when the Gateway ...Windows logo displays (page 36) The Windows desktop displays, but the operating system is not ...
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    ... on an empty spot on the Windows desktop. c. Select Personalize from the menu. d. Click on the Screen saver icon. ..., one on the motherboard ("integrated video") and another on a high-performance graphics card using ... and mouse. If it solves your problem, please contact the Customer Contact Center....
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    ... you want to proceed, please first touch the ground to prevent electrostatic damages and ..., replacing the USB assembly of that particular motherboard will solve the problem entirely. The screen freezes when the Gateway... keys and press Enter to exit. Disconnect or remove additional devices. Please read...
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    ... used it. 1. Switch your computer and monitor on. 2. When the Gateway logo appears, press F8 on your keyboard... external devices and Removing additional internal hardware on page 35. The Windows desktop displays,...Yes when prompted to install any required software or device drivers. Did you install new ...
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    ...key upon start-up when the Gateway logo appears to start the Recovery Program. The screen displays applications, but... not help solve your problem. Close programs using Windows Task Manager If you... cause some of your programs to malfunction. To fix this problem and avoid it in the future, make sure you...
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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...soft cloth. If it needs further cleaning, carefully remove any dirt that has accumulated on the bearings with ...
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    ...sources may cause irregular images on your screen. b. Switch your computer off and ...screen, use its optimal resolution. LCD screens are designed to use a specific resolution. Changing this resolution ... is on. 3. The Windows main volume control needs adjusting. 40 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide...
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    ... controls, click on the device or application image. 5. Your sound hardware does not work properly. >... tray. c. Wait for the disc drive's indicator light (busy signal) to stop flashing before you ... Service Provider (ISP), it is recommended that you restart your computer to complete the Internet setup ...
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    ...given by your ISP. 5. Your account with your Internet Service Provider has been terminated or your ISP server... 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
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    ...right click on the Task Bar at the bottom of your screen and choose Properties. Click on the Customize... been changed. a. Disconnect from the Internet: Close Windows Mail and any other applications... types of problems encountered with printers. Please read your printer's manual for specific instructions...
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    ... as well as the manufacturer's website. For support, please contact the manufacturer's hotline. Gateway cannot be held .... Each software program has system requirements, such as the amount of memory or hard drive ... DVDs start automatically and display an installation screen. If the disc does not start ...
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    ...such installation. For further information on upgrading your system's Random Access Memory (RAM) or Processor (CPU), ...If you have problems installing your new hardware, you should check the supplied manual first... If you encounter some problems with your original computer hardware drivers, you may want...
  • Gateway ZX6800 | Gateway Desktop Quick Start Guide - Page 46
    ...for recovering your system from significant hardware and software problems. For instructions, see "Creating recovery discs" on page 16. 2. Perform minor fixes. If ... the Restore tab, then click Reinstall applications/drivers. The Gateway Application Recovery main menu opens. ...
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    ... the item you want to install, then follow the on-screen prompts to complete the installation. Repeat this step for ... them as restore points. In most cases of hard-to-resolve software problems, you can return to ... Start, then click Help and Support. Type windows system restore in the Search Help box, ...
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    ...deletes everything on your hard drive, then reinstalls Windows and all software and drivers that ... re-formatted or you have installed a replacement hard drive, see "Recovering from your recovery discs"... your hard drive. This process may take a while, but a Gateway Recovery Management screen shows ...
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    ... device will void the authorization to use it. Contact Gateway for service information. Caution: The transmitting device ... (FCC) INTENTIONAL EMITTER PER FCC PART 15 Low power, Radio transmitter ... modular jack which is Part 68compliant. See installation instructions for details. Regulatory Information...
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    ... systems, this device is intended to be operated indoors and away from windows to provide maximum shielding. Equipment (or its transmit antenna) that is ... 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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    ...Under no circumstances should the user attempt to disassemble the power supply. The power supply has ...cables only (cat ≥ 5). During product certification, Gateway used the following cable quality: ­ USB2.0... CHASSIS COVER REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT Before removing the chassis cover to service or modify...
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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 ...
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    ... all our products. Thus, all plastic parts heavier than 25 grams used in... to your retailer if you are replacing it. For information, visit www.gateway.com/about/corp_responsibility/environment.php....lamp-specific disposal information, check www.lamprecycle.org. 54 - Quick Start & Troubleshooting Guide
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    ... to use one copy of the specified version of the Gateway SOFTWARE identified above (which may ... when it is loaded into the temporary memory (i.e. RAM) or installed in the permanent memory (e.g. hard disk, CD... to obtain a copy of the GPL or write to the free Software Foundation, Inc. and request a copy...
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    ... Browser...23 G Google Desktop ...23 H HDD (Hard Disk Drive) Free space...25 Management ...26 ... ...25 Disk Defragmenter ...25 Display ...40 Download ...19 Drives...9 Memory card reader...9 Optical drives ...9... Last Known Good Configuration ...28, 37 LCD screen...40 Line-Out ...11 M Maintenance HDD ...
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    ... ...25 Error checking...25 Windows System Restore ...27 O Optical drives ...9 T Task Manager ...38 Troubleshooting Display...40 Internet ...41 Keyboard ......Safe mode...36 Safety precautions ...4 Screen saver...35 Security Antivirus...29 Updates...28, 32 Windows Action Center ......



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