Dell™ Latitude™ X1 User's Guide
Finding Information
About Your Computer
Using Microsoft® Windows® XP
Connecting to a Wireless Local Area Network
Dell™ QuickSet Features
Using the Keyboard and Touch Pad
Using the Display
Using a Battery
Power Management
Travelling with Your Computer
Passwords
Solving Problems
Using the Dell Diagnostics
Cleaning Your Computer
Drivers
Using the System Setup Program
Restoring Your Operating System
Getting Help
Contacting Dell
Specifications
Appendix
Glossary
Notes, Notices, and Cautions
NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer.
NOTICE: A NOTICE indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem.
CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death.
Abbreviations and Acronyms
For a complete list of abbreviations and acronyms, see the Glossary.
NOTE: If you purchased a Dell™ n Series computer, any references in this document to Microsoft® Windows® operating systems are not applicable.
NOTE: Some features may not be available for your computer or in certain countries.
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
© 2005 Dell Inc. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden.
Trademarks used in this text: Dell, Dimension, OptiPlex, Dell Precision, Latitude, Inspiron, DellNet, PowerApp, PowerEdge, PowerConnect, PowerVault, Strike Zone, ExpressCharge and Dell
TravelLite are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation; Microsoft, MS-DOS, Windows, and Windows NT are registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation; Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth.
Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Dell Inc. disclaims any
proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own.
Model PPO5S
June 2005 Rev. A02
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About Your Computer
Dell™ Latitude™ X1 User's Guide
Front View
Left View
Right View
Back View
Bottom View
Front View
1 display
2 keyboard
3 touch pad
4 touch pad buttons (2)
5 device and keyboard status lights
6 Secure Digital memory slot
device status lights
Turns on when the computer reads or writes data.
NOTICE: To avoid loss of data, never turn off the computer while the
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light is flashing.
Turns on when Bluetooth® wireless technology is enabled. To enable or disable Bluetooth wireless technology, press <Fn><F2>.
Indicates battery charge status.
Turns on when you turn on the computer or blinks steadily when the computer is in standby mode.
If the computer is connected to an electrical outlet, the
¡
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Solid green: The battery is charging.
Flashing green: The battery is almost fully charged.
If the computer is running on a battery, the
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light operates as follows:
light operates as follows:
Off: The battery is adequately charged (or the computer is turned off).
Flashing orange: The battery charge is low.
Solid orange: The battery charge is critically low.
display — For more information about your display, see "Using the Display."
keyboard — The keyboard includes a numeric keypad as well as the Microsoft® Windows® logo key. For information on supported keyboard shortcuts, see
"Using the Keyboard and Touch Pad."
keyboard status lights
The green lights located above the keyboard indicate the following:
Turns on when the numeric keypad is enabled.
Turns on when the Caps Lock function is enabled.
Turns on when the scroll lock function is enabled.
touch pad buttons — Provide the functionality of a mouse. See "Using the Keyboard and Touch Pad" for more information.
touch pad — Provides the functionality of a mouse. See "Using the Keyboard and Touch Pad" for more information.
Secure Digital memory card slot
The Secure Digital memory card slot supports one Secure Digital memory card. Use Secure Digital memory cards to save or back up data.
Left View
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1 AC adapter connector
2 video connector
3 powered USB connector
4 1394 connector
5 audio connectors
AC adapter connector — Connects the AC adapter so that you can run the computer on AC power instead of battery power. The AC adapter converts AC
power to the DC power required by the computer. You can connect the AC adapter with your computer turned either on or off.
CAUTION: The AC adapter works with electrical outlets worldwide. However, power connectors and power strips vary among countries. Using an
incompatible cable or improperly connecting the cable to the power strip or electrical outlet may cause fire or equipment damage.
NOTICE: When you disconnect the AC adapter cable from the computer, grasp the connector, not the cable itself, and pull firmly but gently to avoid
damaging the cable.
video connector
Connects an external monitor.
powered USB 2.0 connector
Connects USB 2.0 compliant devices, such as a mouse, keyboard, or printer. Can also be used for peripherals that require more than 5V of
power.
IEEE 1394 connector — Connects devices supporting IEEE 1394 high-speed transfer rates, such as some digital video cameras.
audio connectors
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Attach headphones or speakers to the
Attach a microphone to the
connector.
connector.
Right View
1 CompactFlash card slot
2 USB connector
3 network connector
4 modem connector
5 power button
CompactFlash card slot — The CompactFlash card slot supports one CompactFlash card. Use CompactFlash cards to save or back up data.
USB 2.0 connector
Connects USB 2.0 compliant devices that require power from the USB port.
network connector (RJ-45)
NOTICE: The network connector is slightly larger than the modem connector. To avoid damaging the computer, do not plug a telephone line in to the
network connector.
Connects the computer to a network. The lights next to the connector indicate activity for wired network communications.
For information on using the network adapter, see the online network-adapter documentation supplied with your computer.
modem connector (RJ-11)
Connects the telephone line to the modem connector, if you ordered the optional internal modem.
For information on using the modem, see the online modem documentation supplied with your computer.
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power button — Press the power button to turn on the computer or to enter or exit a power management mode.
NOTICE: To avoid losing data, use the operating system to shut down your computer instead of pressing the power button.
Back View
1 security cable slot
security cable slot — Lets you attach a commercially available antitheft device to the computer. For more information, see the instructions included with the
device.
NOTE: Before you buy an antitheft device, ensure that it will work with the security cable slot.
Bottom View
1 battery-bay latch releases (2)
2 battery charge gauge
3 battery
4 speaker
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battery-bay latch releases — Release the battery.
battery charge gauge — Provides information on the battery charge. See "Checking the Battery Charge."
battery/battery bay — When a battery is installed, you can use the computer without connecting the computer to an electrical outlet. See "Using a Battery."
speaker — To adjust the volume of the integrated speaker, press the volume control buttons or volume control keyboard shortcuts. For more information, see
"Using the Keyboard and Touch Pad."
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Appendix
Dell™ Latitude™ X1 User's Guide
Macrovision Product Notice
FCC Notices (U.S. Only)
Macrovision Product Notice
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights. Use of this copyright
protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision, and is intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by
Macrovision. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
FCC Notices (U.S. Only)
Most Dell computers are classified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as Class B digital devices. To determine which classification applies to
your computer, examine all FCC registration labels located on the bottom, side, or back panel of your computer, on card-mounting brackets, and on the cards
themselves. If any one of the labels carries a Class A rating, your entire computer is considered to be a Class A digital device. If all labels carry an FCC Class B
rating as distinguished by either an FCC ID number or the FCC logo, (
), your computer is considered to be a Class B digital device.
Once you have determined your computer's FCC classification, read the appropriate FCC notice. Note that FCC regulations provide that changes or
modifications not expressly approved by Dell could void your authority to operate this equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
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This device may not cause harmful interference.
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This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Class A
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed
to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses,
and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the manufacturer's instruction manual, may cause harmful
interference with radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference, in which case you will be
required to correct the interference at your own expense.
Class B
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed
to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the manufacturer's instruction manual, may cause interference with radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, you are encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
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Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help.
FCC Identification Information
The following information is provided on the device or devices covered in this document in compliance with FCC regulations:
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Model number: PP05S
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Company name:
Dell Inc.
One Dell Way
Round Rock, Texas 78682 USA
512-338-4400
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Using a Battery
Dell™ Latitude™ X1 User's Guide
Battery Performance
Checking the Battery Charge
Charging the Battery
Removing a Battery
Installing a Battery
Storing a Battery
Battery Performance
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions located in the Product Information Guide.
For optimal computer performance and to help preserve BIOS settings, operate your Dell™ portable computer with the battery installed at all times. Use a battery to run the computer when it is not connected to an electrical outlet. One battery is supplied as standard equipment in the battery bay.
Battery operating time varies depending on operating conditions.
NOTE: Battery operating time (the time the battery can hold a charge) decreases over time. Depending on how often the battery is used and the
conditions under which it is used, you may need to purchase a new battery during the life of your computer.
Operating time is significantly reduced when you perform operations including, but not limited to, the following:
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Using wireless communications devices or USB devices
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Using high-brightness display settings, 3D screen savers, or other power-intensive programs such as 3D games
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Running the computer in maximum performance mode
NOTE: It is recommended that you connect your computer to an electrical outlet when writing to a CD or DVD.
You can check the battery charge before you insert the battery into the computer. You can also set power management options to alert you when the battery
charge is low.
CAUTION: Using an incompatible battery may increase the risk of fire or explosion. Replace the battery only with a compatible battery purchased
from Dell that is designed to work with your Dell computer. Do not use a battery from other computers with your computer.
CAUTION: Do not dispose of batteries with household waste. When your battery no longer holds a charge, call your local waste disposal or
environmental agency for advice on disposing of a battery. See "Battery Disposal" in the Product Information Guide.
CAUTION: Misuse of the battery may increase the risk of fire or chemical burn. Do not puncture, incinerate, disassemble, or expose the battery to
temperatures above 65°C (149°F). Keep the battery away from children. Handle damaged or leaking batteries with extreme care. Damaged batteries may leak and cause personal injury or equipment damage.
Checking the Battery Charge
The Dell QuickSet Battery Meter, the Microsoft® Windows® Power Meter window and
battery warning provide information on the battery charge.
icon, the battery charge gauge and health gauge, and the low-
Dell QuickSet Battery Meter
If Dell QuickSet is installed, press <Fn><F3> to display the QuickSet Battery Meter.
The Battery Meter window displays status, charge level, and charge completion time for the battery in your computer.
The following icons appear in the Battery Meter window:
The computer or docking device is running on battery power.
The computer is connected to AC power and the battery is charging.
The computer is connected to AC power and the battery is fully charged.
For more information about QuickSet, right-click the
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icon in the taskbar, and click Help.
Microsoft® Windows® Power Meter
The Windows Power Meter indicates the remaining battery charge. To check the Power Meter, double-click the
about the Power Meter tab, see "Power Management."
If the computer is connected to an electrical outlet, a
icon on the taskbar. For more information
icon appears.
Charge Gauge
Before you insert a battery, press the status button on the battery charge gauge to illuminate the charge-level lights. Each light represents approximately 20
percent of the total battery charge. For example, if the battery has 80 percent of its charge remaining, four of the lights are on. If no lights appear, the battery
has no charge.
Low-Battery Warning
NOTICE: To avoid losing or corrupting data, save your work immediately after a low-battery warning. Then connect the computer to an electrical outlet.
If the battery runs completely out of power, hibernate mode begins automatically.
A pop-up window warns you when the battery charge is approximately 90 percent depleted. For more information about low-battery alarms, see "Power
Management."
Charging the Battery
The AC adapter charges a completely discharged battery to 80% in about 1 hour and to 100% in approximately 2 hours when the computer is turned off.
NOTE: With Dell™ ExpressCharge™, when the computer is turned off, the AC adapter charges a completely discharged battery to 80% in about 1 hour and to 100% in approximately 2 hours. Charge time is longer with the computer turned on. You can leave the battery in the computer for as long as you
like. The battery's internal circuitry prevents the battery from overcharging.
When you connect the computer to an electrical outlet or install a battery while the computer is connected to an electrical outlet, the computer checks the
battery charge and temperature. If necessary, the AC adapter then charges the battery and maintains the battery charge.
If the battery is hot from being used in your computer or being in a hot environment, the battery may not charge when you connect the computer to an
electrical outlet.
The battery is too hot to start charging if the
light flashes alternately green and orange. Disconnect the computer from the electrical outlet and allow the
computer and the battery to cool to room temperature. Then connect the computer to an electrical outlet to continue charging the battery.
For more information about resolving problems with a battery, see "Power Problems."
Removing a Battery
CAUTION: Before performing these procedures, disconnect the modem from the telephone wall jack.
NOTICE: If you choose to replace the battery with the computer in standby mode, you have up to 1 minute to complete the battery replacement before
the computer shuts down and loses any unsaved data.
1.
Ensure that the computer is turned off or connected to an electrical outlet.
2.
Slide and hold the battery-bay latch releases on the bottom of the computer, and then remove the battery from the bay.
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Installing a Battery
Slide the battery into the bay until the latch release clicks.
Storing a Battery
Remove the battery when you store your computer for an extended period of time. A battery discharges during prolonged storage. After a long storage period,
recharge the battery fully before you use it.
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Cleaning Your Computer
Dell™ Latitude™ X1 User's Guide
Computer, Keyboard, and Display
Touch Pad
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions located in the Product Information Guide.
Computer, Keyboard, and Display
CAUTION: Before you clean your computer, disconnect the computer from the electrical outlet and remove any installed batteries. Clean your
computer with a soft cloth dampened with water. Do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners, which may contain flammable substances.
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Use a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment to gently remove dust from the slots and holes on your computer and from between the keys on the
keyboard.
NOTICE: To avoid damaging the computer or display, do not spray cleaning solution directly onto the display. Only use products specifically designed for
cleaning LCDs, and follow the instructions that are included with the product.
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Moisten a soft, lint-free cloth with either water or an LCD cleaner, and wipe the display until it is clean.
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Moisten a soft, lint-free cloth with water and wipe the computer and keyboard. Do not allow water from the cloth to seep between the touch pad and
the surrounding palm rest.
Touch Pad
1.
Shut down and turn off your computer, disconnect any attached devices, and disconnect them from their electrical outlets.
2.
Remove any installed batteries.
3.
Moisten a soft, lint-free cloth with water, and wipe it gently across the surface of the touch pad. Do not allow water from the cloth to seep between the
touch pad and the surrounding palm rest.
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Contacting Dell
Dell™ Latitude™ X1 User's Guide
To contact Dell electronically, you can access the following websites:
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www.dell.com
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support.dell.com (technical support)
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premiersupport.dell.com (technical support for educational, government, healthcare, and medium/large business customers, including Premier,
Platinum, and Gold customers)
For specific web addresses for your country, find the appropriate country section in the table below.
NOTE: Toll-free numbers are for use within the country for which they are listed.
NOTE: In certain countries, technical support specific to Dell Inspiron™ XPS computers is available at a separate telephone number listed for participating
countries. If you do not see a telephone number listed that is specific for Inspiron XPS computers, you may contact Dell through the technical support number
listed and your call will be routed appropriately.
When you need to contact Dell, use the electronic addresses, telephone numbers, and codes provided in the following table. If you need assistance in
determining which codes to use, contact a local or an international operator.
Department Name or Service Area,
Website and E-Mail Address
Country (City)
International Access Code
Country Code
City Code
Area Codes,
Local Numbers, and
Toll-Free Numbers
Anguilla
General Support
toll-free: 800-335-0031
Antigua and Barbuda
General Support
1-800-805-5924
Website: www.dell.com.ar
E-mail: us_latin_services@dell.com
Argentina (Buenos Aires)
E-mail for desktop and portable computers:
la-techsupport@dell.com
International Access Code: 00
E-mail for servers and EMC® storage products:
la_enterprise@dell.com
Country Code: 54
City Code: 11
toll-free: 0-800-444-0730
Tech Support
toll-free: 0-800-444-0733
Tech Support Services
toll-free: 0-800-444-0724
Sales
Aruba
General Support
E-mail (Australia): au_tech_support@dell.com
E-mail (New Zealand): nz_tech_support@dell.com
Home and Small Business
Australia (Sydney)
Customer Care
0-810-444-3355
toll-free: 800-1578
1-300-655-533
Government and Business
toll-free: 1-800-633-559
International Access Code:
0011
Preferred Accounts Division (PAD)
toll-free: 1-800-060-889
Customer Care
toll-free: 1-800-819-339
Country Code: 61
Technical Support (portables and desktops)
toll-free: 1-300-655-533
Technical Support (servers and workstations)
toll-free: 1-800-733-314
Corporate Sales
toll-free: 1-800-808-385
Transaction Sales
toll-free: 1-800-808-312
Fax
toll-free: 1-800-818-341
City Code: 2
Website: support.euro.dell.com
E-mail: tech_support_central_europe@dell.com
Austria (Vienna)
International Access Code: 900
Country Code: 43
City Code: 1
Home/Small Business Sales
0820 240 530 00
Home/Small Business Fax
0820 240 530 49
Home/Small Business Customer Care
0820 240 530 14
Preferred Accounts/Corporate Customer Care
0820 240 530 16
Home/Small Business Technical Support
0820 240 530 14
Preferred Accounts/Corporate Technical Support
Switchboard
0660 8779
0820 240 530 00
Bahamas
General Support
toll-free: 1-866-278-6818
Barbados
General Support
1-800-534-3066
Website: support.euro.dell.com
E-mail for French-speaking Customers:
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Belgium (Brussels)
International Access Code: 00
Country Code: 32
City Code: 2
support.euro.dell.com/be/fr/emaildell/
Technical Support for Inspiron XPS computers only
02 481 92 96
Technical Support for all other Dell computers
02 481 92 88
Technical Support Fax
02 481 92 95
Customer Care
02 713 15 .65
Corporate Sales
02 481 91 00
Fax
02 481 92 99
Switchboard
02 481 91 00
Bermuda
General Support
1-800-342-0671
Bolivia
General Support
toll-free: 800-10-0238
Brazil
Website: www.dell.com/br
International Access Code: 00
Customer Support, Technical Support
Technical Support Fax
Country Code: 55
Customer Care Fax
City Code: 51
Sales
British Virgin Islands
General Support
Brunei
Country Code: 673
51 481 5470
51 481 5480
0800 90 3390
toll-free: 1-866-278-6820
Customer Technical Support (Penang, Malaysia)
604 633 4966
Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia)
604 633 4949
Transaction Sales (Penang, Malaysia)
604 633 4955
Online Order Status: www.dell.ca/ostatus
Canada (North York, Ontario)
0800 90 3355
AutoTech (automated technical support)
toll-free: 1-800-247-9362
Customer Care (Home Sales/Small Business)
toll-free: 1-800-847-4096
Customer Care (med./large business, government)
toll-free: 1-800-326-9463
Technical Support (Home Sales/Small Business)
toll-free: 1-800-847-4096
Technical Support (med./large bus., government)
toll-free: 1-800-387-5757
International Access Code: 011
Technical Support (printers, projectors, televisions, handhelds, digital
jukebox, and wireless)
Cayman Islands
1-877-335-5767
Sales (Home Sales/Small Business)
toll-free: 1-800-387-5752
Sales (med./large bus., government)
toll-free: 1-800-387-5755
Spare Parts Sales & Extended Service Sales
1 866 440 3355
General Support
1-800-805-7541
Chile (Santiago)
Country Code: 56
Sales, Customer Support, and Technical Support
toll-free: 1230-020-4823
Technical Support website: support.dell.com.cn
Technical Support E-mail: cn_support@dell.com
City Code: 2
Customer Care E-mail: customer_cn@dell.com
Technical Support Fax
592 818 1350
Technical Support (Dell™ Dimension™ and Inspiron)
toll-free: 800 858 2969
Technical Support (OptiPlex™, Latitude™, and Dell Precision™)
toll-free: 800 858 0950
Technical Support (servers and storage)
toll-free: 800 858 0960
toll-free: 800 858 2920
Technical Support (projectors, PDAs, switches, routers, and so on)
China (Xiamen)
Country Code: 86
Technical Support (printers)
toll-free: 800 858 2311
Customer Care
toll-free: 800 858 2060
Customer Care Fax
Home and Small Business
City Code: 592
Preferred Accounts Division
592 818 1308
toll-free: 800 858 2222
toll-free: 800 858 2557
Large Corporate Accounts GCP
toll-free: 800 858 2055 Large Corporate Accounts Key Accounts
toll-free: 800 858 2628 Large Corporate Accounts North
toll-free: 800 858 2999
Large Corporate Accounts North Government and Education
toll-free: 800 858 2955
Large Corporate Accounts East
toll-free: 800 858 2020
Large Corporate Accounts East Government and Education
toll-free: 800 858 2669
Large Corporate Accounts Queue Team
toll-free: 800 858 2572
Large Corporate Accounts South
toll-free: 800 858 2355
Large Corporate Accounts West
toll-free: 800 858 2811 Large Corporate Accounts Spare Parts
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toll-free: 800 858 2621
Colombia
General Support
980-9-15-3978
Costa Rica
General Support
0800-012-0435
Website: support.euro.dell.com
E-mail: czech_dell@dell.com
Czech Republic (Prague)
International Access Code: 00
Country Code: 420
Technical Support
22537 2727
Customer Care
22537 2707
Fax
22537 2714
Tech Fax
22537 2728
Switchboard
22537 2711
Website: support.euro.dell.com
Denmark (Copenhagen)
E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/dk/da/emaildell/
Technical Support for Inspiron XPS computers only
7010 0074
Technical Support for all other Dell computers
7023 0182
Customer Care (Relational)
7023 0184
Home/Small Business Customer Care
3287 5505
Switchboard (Relational)
3287 1200
Switchboard Fax (Relational)
3287 1201
Switchboard (Home/Small Business)
3287 5000
International Access Code: 00
Country Code: 45
Switchboard Fax (Home/Small Business)
3287 5001
Dominica
General Support
Dominican Republic
General Support
1-800-148-0530
Ecuador
General Support
toll-free: 999-119
El Salvador
General Support
01-899-753-0777
Finland (Helsinki)
Website: support.euro.dell.com
E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/fi/fi/emaildell/
International Access Code: 990 Technical Support
Country Code: 358
City Code: 9
International Access Code: 00
City Codes: (1) (4)
09 253 313 38
09 253 313 99
Switchboard
09 253 313 00
Website: support.euro.dell.com
E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/fr/fr/emaildell/
Technical Support for Inspiron XPS computers only
0825 387 129
Technical Support for all other Dell computers
0825 387 270
Customer Care
0825 823 833
Switchboard
Switchboard (calls from outside of France)
Fax
Fax (calls from outside of France)
Corporate
Technical Support
Customer Care
0825 004 700
04 99 75 40 00
0825 004 700
0825 004 701
04 99 75 40 01
0825 004 719
0825 338 339
Switchboard
01 55 94 71 00
Sales
01 55 94 71 00
Fax
01 55 94 71 01
Website: support.euro.dell.com
E-mail: tech_support_central_europe@dell.com
Germany (Langen)
09 253 313 60
Fax
Sales
Country Code: 33
Customer Care
Home and Small Business
France (Paris) (Montpellier)
toll-free: 1-866-278-6821
Technical Support for Inspiron XPS computers only
06103 766-7222
Technical Support for all other Dell computers
06103 766-7200
International Access Code: 00
Home/Small Business Customer Care
Country Code: 49
Global Segment Customer Care
06103 766-9570
Preferred Accounts Customer Care
06103 766-9420
Large Accounts Customer Care
06103 766-9560
Public Accounts Customer Care
06103 766-9555
Switchboard
06103 766-7000
City Code: 6103
Website: support.euro.dell.com
E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/gr/en/emaildell/
Greece
Technical Support
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0180-5-224400
00800-44 14 95 18
Gold Service Technical Support
00800-44 14 00 83
International Access Code: 00
Country Code: 30
Switchboard
2108129810
Gold Service Switchboard
2108129811
Sales
2108129800
Fax
2108129812
Grenada
General Support
Guatemala
General Support
1-800-999-0136
Guyana
General Support
toll-free: 1-877-270-4609
Website: support.ap.dell.com
Technical Support E-mail: apsupport@dell.com
Hong Kong
Technical Support (OptiPlex, Latitude, and Dell Precision)
2969 3191
3416 0910
Large Corporate Accounts
3416 0907
Global Customer Programs
3416 0908
Medium Business Division
3416 0912
2969 3105
Technical Support
1600 33 8045
Sales (Large Corporate Accounts)
1600 33 8044
Sales (Home and Small Business)
1600 33 8046
E-mail: dell_direct_support@dell.com
Technical Support for Inspiron XPS computers only
Technical Support for all other Dell computers
U.K. Technical Support (dial within U.K. only)
Home User Customer Care
International Access Code: 16
Small Business Customer Care
Country Code: 353
U.K. Customer Care (dial within U.K. only)
Corporate Customer Care
City Code: 1
2969 3196
Customer Care
Website: support.euro.dell.com
Ireland (Cherrywood)
2969 3188
Home and Small Business Division
India
Technical Support (Dimension and Inspiron)
Technical Support (PowerApp™, PowerEdge™, PowerConnect™, and International Access Code: 001 PowerVault™)
Country Code: 852
toll-free: 1-866-540-3355
Corporate Customer Care (dial within U.K. only)
Ireland Sales
U.K. Sales (dial within U.K. only)
1850 200 722
1850 543 543
0870 908 0800
01 204 4014
01 204 4014
0870 906 0010
1850 200 982
0870 907 4499
01 204 4444
0870 907 4000
Fax/Sales Fax
01 204 0103
Switchboard
01 204 4444
Website: support.euro.dell.com
E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/it/it/emaildell/
Home and Small Business
Technical Support
02 577 826 90
Customer Care
02 696 821 14
International Access Code: 00
Fax
02 696 821 13
Country Code: 39
Switchboard
02 696 821 12
Italy (Milan)
Corporate
City Code: 02
02 577 826 90
Customer Care
02 577 825 55
Fax
02 575 035 30
Switchboard
Jamaica
General Support (dial from within Jamaica only)
Website: support.jp.dell.com
Technical Support (servers)
Technical Support outside of Japan (servers)
Technical Support (Dimension and Inspiron)
Technical Support outside of Japan (Dimension and Inspiron)
Technical Support (Dell Precision, OptiPlex, and Latitude)
Technical Support outside of Japan (Dell Precision, OptiPlex, and Latitude)
Japan (Kawasaki)
Technical Support
Technical Support (PDAs, projectors, printers, routers)
International Access Code: 001 Technical Support outside of Japan (PDAs, projectors, printers, routers)
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02 577 821 1-800-682-3639
toll-free: 0120-198-498
81-44-556-4162
toll-free: 0120-198-226
81-44-520-1435
toll-free:0120-198-433
81-44-556-3894
toll-free: 0120-981-690
81-44-556-3468
Faxbox Service
044-556-3490
24-Hour Automated Order Service
044-556-3801
Customer Care
044-556-4240
Business Sales Division (up to 400 employees)
044-556-1465
Preferred Accounts Division Sales (over 400 employees)
044-556-3433
Large Corporate Accounts Sales (over 3500 employees)
044-556-3430
Public Sales (government agencies, educational institutions, and medical
institutions)
044-556-1469
Global Segment Japan
044-556-3469
Individual User
044-556-1760
Country Code: 81
City Code: 44
Korea (Seoul)
Switchboard
toll-free: 080-200-3800
Sales
toll-free: 080-200-3600
International Access Code: 001 Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia)
Country Code: 82
Fax
Switchboard
City Code: 2
Latin America
044-556-4300
Technical Support
Technical Support (Electronics and Accessories)
604 633 4949
2194-6202
2194-6000
toll-free: 080-200-3801
Customer Technical Support (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.)
512 728-4093
Customer Service (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.)
512 728-3619
Fax (Technical Support and Customer Service) (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.)
512 728-3883
Sales (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.)
512 728-4397
512 728-4600
SalesFax (Austin, Texas, U.S.A.)
or 512 728-3772
Website: support.euro.dell.com
E-mail: tech_be@dell.com
Luxembourg
Technical Support (Brussels, Belgium)
Home/Small Business Sales (Brussels, Belgium)
3420808075
toll-free: 080016884
International Access Code: 00
Country Code: 352
Corporate Sales (Brussels, Belgium)
02 481 91 00
Customer Care (Brussels, Belgium)
02 481 91 19
Fax (Brussels, Belgium)
02 481 92 99
Switchboard (Brussels, Belgium)
Macao
Country Code: 853
Technical Support
Customer Service (Xiamen, China)
34 160 910
Transaction Sales (Xiamen, China)
29 693 115
Website: support.ap.dell.com
Malaysia (Penang)
International Access Code: 00
City Code: 4
Technical Support (Dell Precision, OptiPlex, and Latitude)
toll-free: 1 800 88 0193
Technical Support (Dimension, Inspiron, and Electronics and Accessories)
toll-free: 1 800 88 1306
Technical Support (PowerApp, PowerEdge, PowerConnect, and PowerVault)
Country Code: 60
02 481 91 00
toll-free: 0800 105
Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia)
toll-free: 1800 88 1386
04 633 4949
Transaction Sales
toll-free: 1 800 888 202
Corporate Sales
toll-free: 1 800 888 213
001-877-384-8979
Customer Technical Support
or 001-877-269-3383
50-81-8800
Mexico
Sales
or 01-800-888-3355
International Access Code: 00
001-877-384-8979
Country Code: 52
Customer Service
or 001-877-269-3383
50-81-8800
Main
or 01-800-888-3355
Montserrat
General Support
toll-free: 1-866-278-6822
Netherlands Antilles
General Support
001-800-882-1519
Website: support.euro.dell.com
Netherlands (Amsterdam)
International Access Code: 00
Technical Support for Inspiron XPS computers only
020 674 45 94
Technical Support for all other Dell computers
020 674 45 00
Technical Support Fax
020 674 47 66
Home/Small Business Customer Care
020 674 42 00
Relational Customer Care
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020 674 4325
Country Code: 31
City Code: 20
Home/Small Business Sales
020 674 55 00
Relational Sales
020 674 50 00
Home/Small Business Sales Fax
020 674 47 75
Relational Sales Fax
020 674 47 50
Switchboard
020 674 50 00
Switchboard Fax
020 674 47 50
E-mail (New Zealand): nz_tech_support@dell.com
E-mail (Australia): au_tech_support@dell.com
New Zealand
Technical Support (for desktop and portable computers)
toll-free: 0800 446 255
Technical Support (for servers and workstations)
toll-free: 0800 443 563
International Access Code: 00
Country Code: 64
Home and Small Business
0800 446 255
Government and Business
0800 444 617
Sales
0800 441 567
Fax
Nicaragua
General Support
Website: support.euro.dell.com
E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/no/no/emaildell/
Norway (Lysaker)
International Access Code: 00
Country Code: 47
0800 441 566
001-800-220-1006
Technical Support
671 16882
Relational Customer Care
671 17575
Home/Small Business Customer Care
Switchboard
23162298
671 16800
Fax Switchboard
671 16865
Panama
General Support
001-800-507-0962
Peru
General Support
0800-50-669
Website: support.euro.dell.com
Poland (Warsaw)
E-mail: pl_support_tech@dell.com
Customer Service Phone
International Access Code: 011 Customer Care
Country Code: 48
City Code: 22
Portugal
International Access Code: 00
57 95 700
57 95 999
Sales
57 95 999
Customer Service Fax
57 95 806
Reception Desk Fax
57 95 998
Switchboard
57 95 999
Website: support.euro.dell.com
E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/pt/en/emaildell/
Technical Support
707200149
Country Code: 351
Customer Care
Sales
Fax
Puerto Rico
General Support
1-800-805-7545
St. Kitts and Nevis
General Support
toll-free: 1-877-441-4731
St. Lucia
General Support
1-800-882-1521
St. Vincent and the
Grenadines
General Support
toll-free: 1-877-270-4609
Website: support.ap.dell.com
Singapore (Singapore)
International Access Code: 005
Country Code: 65
South Africa (Johannesburg)
Technical Support (OptiPlex, Latitude, and Dell Precision)
toll-free: 1800 394 7488
Technical Support (PowerApp, PowerEdge, PowerConnect, and PowerVault)
toll-free: 1800 394 7478
Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia)
Transaction Sales
E-mail: czech_dell@dell.com
Country Code: 421
21 424 01 12
toll-free: 1800 394 7430
Website: support.euro.dell.com
International Access Code: 00
800 300 410 or 800 300 411 or 800 300 412 or 21 422 07 10
Technical Support (Dimension, Inspiron, and Electronics and Accessories)
Corporate Sales
Slovakia (Prague)
800 300 413
Technical Support
Customer Care
604 633 4949
toll-free: 1 800 394 7412
toll-free: 1 800 394 7419
02 5441 5727
420 22537 2707
Fax
02 5441 8328
Tech Fax
02 5441 8328
Switchboard (Sales)
02 5441 7585
Website: support.euro.dell.com
E-mail: dell_za_support@dell.com
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International Access Code:
Gold Queue
011 709 7713
Technical Support
011 709 7710
Customer Care
011 709 7707
Sales
011 709 7700
Fax
011 706 0495
Switchboard
011 709 7700
Customer Technical Support, Customer Service, and Sales (Penang,
Malaysia)
604 633 4810
09/091
Country Code: 27
City Code: 11
Southeast Asian and Pacific
Countries
Website: support.euro.dell.com
E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/es/es/emaildell/
Home and Small Business
Spain (Madrid)
International Access Code: 00
Country Code: 34
City Code: 91
Technical Support
902 100 130
Customer Care
902 118 540
Sales
902 118 541
Switchboard
902 118 541
Fax
902 118 539
Corporate
Technical Support
Customer Care
902 100 130
902 115 236
Switchboard
91 722 92 00
Fax
91 722 95 83
Website: support.euro.dell.com
Sweden (Upplands Vasby)
E-mail: support.euro.dell.com/se/sv/emaildell/
Technical Support
08 590 05 199
International Access Code: 00
Relational Customer Care
08 590 05 642
Country Code: 46
Home/Small Business Customer Care
08 587 70 527
Employee Purchase Program (EPP) Support
City Code: 8
20 140 14 44
Technical Support Fax
08 590 05 594
Sales
08 590 05 185
Website: support.euro.dell.com
E-mail: Tech_support_central_Europe@dell.com
Switzerland (Geneva)
E-mail for French-speaking HSB and Corporate Customers:
support.euro.dell.com/ch/fr/emaildell/
International Access Code: 00
Technical Support (Home and Small Business)
0844 811 411
Technical Support (Corporate)
0844 822 844
Customer Care (Home and Small Business)
0848 802 202
Country Code: 41
City Code: 22
Customer Care (Corporate)
022 799 01 90
Switchboard
022 799 01 01
E-mail: ap_support@dell.com
International Access Code: 002 Technical Support (OptiPlex, Latitude, Inspiron, Dimension, and Electronics
and Accessories)
Country Code: 886
Technical Support (PowerApp, PowerEdge, PowerConnect, and PowerVault)
toll-free: 00801 86 1011
toll-free: 00801 60 1256 Transaction Sales
toll-free: 00801 65 1228
Corporate Sales
toll-free: 00801 651 227
Website: support.ap.dell.com
Thailand
0848 821 721
Fax
Website: support.ap.dell.com
Taiwan
Technical Support (OptiPlex, Latitude, and Dell Precision)
toll-free: 1800 0060 07
Technical Support (PowerApp, PowerEdge, PowerConnect, and PowerVault)
toll-free: 1800 0600 09 International Access Code: 001
Customer Service (Penang, Malaysia)
Country Code: 66
604 633 4949
Corporate Sales
toll-free: 1800 006 009
Transaction Sales
toll-free: 1800 006 006
Trinidad/Tobago
General Support
1-800-805-8035
Turks and Caicos Islands
General Support
toll-free: 1-866-540-3355
Website: support.euro.dell.com
Customer Care website: support.euro.dell.com/uk/en/ECare/Form/Home.asp
E-mail: dell_direct_support@dell.com
U.K. (Bracknell)
Technical Support (Corporate/Preferred Accounts/PAD [1000+ employees])
0870 908 0500
Technical Support (direct and general)
0870 908 0800
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International Access Code: 00
Country Code: 44
City Code: 1344
Global Accounts Customer Care
01344 373 186
Home and Small Business Customer Care
0870 906 0010
Corporate Customer Care
01344 373 185
Preferred Accounts (500–5000 employees) Customer Care
0870 906 0010
Central Government Customer Care
01344 373 193
Local Government & Education Customer Care
01344 373 199
Health Customer Care
01344 373 194
Home and Small Business Sales
0870 907 4000
Corporate/Public Sector Sales
01344 860 456
Home and Small Business Fax
Uruguay
General Support
0870 907 4006
toll-free: 000-413-598-2521
Automated Order-Status Service
toll-free: 1-800-433-9014
AutoTech (portable and desktop computers)
toll-free: 1-800-247-9362
Consumer (Home and Home Office) Technical Support
toll-free: 1-800-624-9896
Customer Service
toll-free: 1-800-624-9897
toll-free: 1-877-Dellnet
DellNet™ Service and Support
(1-877-335-5638)
Employee Purchase Program (EPP) Customers
toll-free: 1-800-695-8133
Financial Services website:
www.dellfinancialservices.com Financial Services (lease/loans)
toll-free: 1-877-577-3355
Financial Services (Dell Preferred Accounts [DPA])
toll-free: 1-800-283-2210
Business U.S.A. (Austin, Texas)
Customer Service and Technical Support
International Access Code: 011 Employee Purchase Program (EPP) Customers
Country Code: 1
Printers and Projectors Technical Support
toll-free: 1-800-822-8965
toll-free: 1-800-695-8133
toll-free: 1-877-459-7298
Public (government, education, and healthcare) Customer Service and Technical Support
toll-free: 1-800-456-3355
Employee Purchase Program (EPP) Customers
toll-free: 1-800-234-1490
toll-free: 1-800-289-3355
Dell Sales
or toll-free: 1-800-879-3355
Dell Outlet Store (Dell refurbished computers)
toll-free: 1-888-798-7561
Software and Peripherals Sales
toll-free: 1-800-671-3355
Spare Parts Sales
toll-free: 1-800-357-3355
Extended Service and Warranty Sales
toll-free: 1-800-247-4618
Fax
toll-free: 1-800-727-8320
toll-free: 1-877-DELLTTY
Dell Services for the Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, or Speech-Impaired
(1-877-335-5889)
U.S. Virgin Islands
General Support
1-877-673-3355
Venezuela
General Support
8001-3605
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Using the Dell Diagnostics
Dell™ Latitude™ X1 User's Guide
When to Use the Dell Diagnostics
Starting the Dell Diagnostics From Your Hard Drive
Starting the Dell Diagnostics From the Drivers and Utilities CD
Dell Diagnostics Main Menu
When to Use the Dell Diagnostics
If you experience a problem with your computer, perform the checks in "Solving Problems" and run the Dell Diagnostics before you contact Dell for technical
assistance.
It is recommended that you print these procedures before you begin.
NOTICE: The Dell Diagnostics works only on Dell™ computers. Start the Dell Diagnostics from either your hard drive or from the Drivers and Utilities CD (also known as the ResourceCD).
Starting the Dell Diagnostics From Your Hard Drive
The Dell Diagnostics is located on a hidden diagnostic utility partition on your hard drive.
NOTE: If your computer cannot display a screen image, contact Dell.
1.
Shut down the computer.
2.
Turn on the computer. When the DELL™ logo appears, press <F12> immediately. If you wait too long and the operating system logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Microsoft® Windows® desktop. Then shut down your
computer and try again.
3.
When the boot device list appears, highlight Diagnostics and press <Enter>.
The computer runs the Pre-boot System Assessment, a series of initial tests of your system board, keyboard, hard drive, and display.
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During the assessment, answer any questions that appear.
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If a failure is detected, the computer stops and beeps. To stop the assessment and restart the computer, press <n>; to continue to the next
test, press <y>; to retest the component that failed, press <r>.
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If failures are detected during the Pre-boot System Assessment, write down the error code(s) and contact Dell before continuing on to the Dell
Diagnostics.
If the Pre-boot System Assessment completes successfully, you receive the message Booting Dell Diagnostic Utility Partition. Press any key to
continue.
NOTE: If you see a message stating that no diagnostics utility partition has been found, run the Dell Diagnostics from your Drivers and Utilities CD.
4.
Press any key to start the Dell Diagnostics from the diagnostics utility partition on your hard drive.
Starting the Dell Diagnostics From the Drivers and Utilities CD
1.
Connect a CD drive to the system.
2.
Insert the Drivers and Utilities CD.
3.
Shut down and restart the computer.
When the DELL logo appears, press <F12> immediately.
If you wait too long and the Windows logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Windows desktop. Then shut down your computer and try again.
NOTE: The next steps change the boot sequence for one time only. On the next start-up, the computer boots according to the devices specified in
system setup.
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4.
When the boot device list appears, highlight CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive and press <Enter>.
5.
Select the CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive option from the CD boot menu.
6.
Select the Boot from CD-ROM option from the menu that appears.
7.
Type 1 to start the ResourceCD menu.
8.
Type 2 to start the Dell Diagnostics.
9.
Select Run the 32 Bit Dell Diagnostics from the numbered list. If multiple versions are listed, select the version appropriate for your computer.
When the Dell Diagnostics Main Menu appears, select the test you want to run.
10.
Dell Diagnostics Main Menu
After the Dell Diagnostics loads and the Main Menu screen appears, click the button for the option you want.
1.
Option
Function Express Test Performs a quick test of devices. This test typically takes 10 to 20 minutes and requires no interaction on your part. Run Express Test first to
increase the possibility of tracing the problem quickly.
Extended
Test
Performs a thorough check of devices. This test typically takes 1 hour or more and requires you to answer questions periodically.
Custom Test
Tests a specific device. You can customize the tests you want to run.
Symptom
Tree
Lists the most common symptoms encountered and allows you to select a test based on the symptom of the problem you are having.
If a problem is encountered during a test, a message appears with an error code and a description of the problem. Write down the error code and
problem description and follow the instructions on the screen.
2.
If you cannot resolve the error condition, contact Dell.
NOTE: The Service Tag for your computer is located at the top of each test screen. If you contact Dell, technical support will ask for your Service Tag.
3.
If you run a test from the Custom Test or Symptom Tree option, click the applicable tab described in the following table for more information.
Tab
Function Results
Displays the results of the test and any error conditions encountered.
Errors
Displays error conditions encountered, error codes, and the problem description.
Help
Describes the test and may indicate requirements for running the test.
Configuration Displays your hardware configuration for the selected device.
The Dell Diagnostics obtains configuration information for all devices from system setup, memory, and various internal tests, and it displays
the information in the device list in the left pane of the screen. The device list may not display the names of all the components installed on
your computer or all devices attached to your computer.
Parameters
4.
5.
Allows you to customize the test by changing the test settings.
When the tests are completed, if you are running the Dell Diagnostics from the Drivers and Utilities CD, remove the CD.
When the tests are complete, close the test screen to return to the Main Menu screen. To exit the Dell Diagnostics and restart the computer, close the
Main Menu screen.
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Using the Display
Dell™ Latitude™ X1 User's Guide
Adjusting Brightness
Switching the Video Image
Setting Display Resolution
Dual Independent Display Mode
Swapping Primary and Secondary Displays
Adjusting Brightness
When the Dell™ computer is running on battery power, you can conserve power by setting the brightness to the lowest comfortable setting by pressing <Fn> and the up- or down-arrow.
The Dell QuickSet Brightness Meter shows the current brightness setting for the display. Right-click the
Brightness Meter on the screen.
icon in the taskbar to enable or disable the
NOTE: By default, the Brightness Meter appears in the lower-right corner of the display. You can click and drag the meter to a new location, and the
meter subsequently always appears at the new location.
NOTE: Brightness key combinations only affect the display on your portable computer, not monitors that you attach to your portable computer. If your
computer is connected to an external monitor and you try to change the brightness level, the Brightness Meter appears, but the brightness level on the
monitor does not change.
You can enable or disable the Brightness Meter from the QuickSet taskbar menu. When the meter is enabled, press the following keys to adjust brightness:
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Press <Fn> and the up-arrow key to increase brightness on the integrated display only (not on an external monitor).
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Press <Fn> and the down-arrow key to decrease brightness on the integrated display only (not on an external monitor).
For more information about QuickSet, right-click the
icon in the taskbar and click Help.
Switching the Video Image
When you start the computer with an external device (such as an external monitor or projector) attached and turned on, the image may appear on either the
computer display or the external device.
Press <Fn><F8> to switch the video image to the display only, the external device only, or the display and the external device simultaneously.
Setting Display Resolution
To display a program at a specific resolution, both the graphics card and the display must support the program, and the necessary video drivers must be
installed.
Before you change any of the default display settings, make a note of the default settings for future reference.
NOTE: Use only the Dell-installed video drivers, which are designed to offer the best performance with your Dell-installed operating system.
If you choose a resolution or color palette that is higher than the display supports, the settings adjust automatically to the closest possible setting.
Microsoft® Windows® XP
1.
Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
2.
Under Pick a category, click Appearance and Themes.
3.
Under Pick a task..., click the area you want to change, or under or pick a Control Panel icon, click Display.
4.
Try different settings for Color quality and Screen resolution.
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Dual Independent Display Mode
You can attach an external monitor or projector to your computer and use it as an extension of your display (known as "dual independent display" or
"extended desktop" mode). This mode allows you to use both screens independently and drag objects from one screen to the other, effectively doubling the
amount of viewable work space.
Microsoft Windows XP
1.
Connect the external monitor, TV, or projector to the computer.
2.
Under Pick a category, click Appearance and Themes.
3.
Under Pick a task..., click the area you want to change, or under or pick a Control Panel icon, click Display.
4.
In the Display Properties window, click the Settings tab.
NOTE: If you choose a resolution or color palette that is higher than the display supports, the settings adjust automatically to the closest possible
values. For more information, see your operating system documentation.
5.
Click the monitor 2 icon, click the Extend my Windows desktop... check box, and then click Apply.
6.
Change Screen Area to the appropriate sizes for both displays and click Apply.
7.
If prompted to restart the computer, click Apply the new color setting without restarting and click OK.
8.
If prompted, click OK to resize your desktop.
9.
If prompted, click Yes to keep the settings.
10.
Click OK to close the Display Properties window.
To disable dual independent display mode:
1.
Click the Settings tab in the Display Properties window.
2.
Click the monitor 2 icon, uncheck the Extend my Windows desktop... option, and then click Apply.
If necessary, press <Fn><F8> to bring the screen image back to the computer display.
Windows 2000
NOTE: The Windows 2000 operating system may not be available in certain countries.
The Windows 2000 operating system does not natively support dual independent display (extended desktop) mode on your computer. However, you can
download software from the Dell Support website at support.dell.com that lets your computer use two displays together to simulate dual independent display
behavior.
Swapping Primary and Secondary Displays
To swap your primary and secondary display designations (for example, to use your external monitor as your primary display):
1.
Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
2.
Under Pick a category, click Appearance and Themes.
3.
Under Pick a task..., click the area you want to change, or under or pick a Control Panel icon, click Display.
4.
Click Settings tab® Advanced® Displays tab.
See the documentation that came with your video card for additional information.
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Drivers
Dell™ Latitude™ X1 User's Guide
What Is a Driver?
Identifying Drivers
What Is a Driver?
A driver is a program that controls a device such as a printer, mouse, or keyboard. All devices require a driver program.
A driver acts like a translator between the device and any other programs that use the device. Each device has its own set of specialized commands that only
its driver recognizes.
Dell ships your computer to you with required drivers already installed—no further installation or configuration is needed.
NOTICE: The Drivers and Utilities CD may contain drivers for operating systems that are not on your computer. Ensure that you are installing software
appropriate for your operating system.
Many drivers, such as the keyboard driver, come with your Microsoft® Windows® operating system. You may need to install drivers if you:
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Upgrade your operating system.
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Reinstall your operating system.
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Connect or install a new device.
Identifying Drivers
If you experience a problem with any device, identify whether the driver is the source of your problem and, if necessary, update the driver.
Windows XP
1.
Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
2.
Under Pick a Category, click Performance and Maintenance.
3.
Click System.
4.
In the System Properties window, click the Hardware tab.
5.
Click Device Manager.
6.
Scroll down the list to see if any device has an exclamation point (a yellow circle with a [!]) on the device icon.
If an exclamation point is next to the device name, you may need to reinstall the driver or install a new driver.
Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities
NOTICE: The Dell Support website at support.dell.com and your Drivers and Utilities CD provide approved drivers for Dell™ computers. If you install drivers obtained from other sources, your computer might not work correctly.
Using Windows XP Device Driver Rollback
If a problem occurs on your computer after you install or update a driver, use Windows XP Device Driver Rollback to replace the driver with the previously
installed version.
1.
Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
2.
Under Pick a Category, click Performance and Maintenance.
3.
Click System.
4.
In the System Properties window, click the Hardware tab.
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Click Device Manager.
6.
Right-click the device for which the new driver was installed and click Properties.
7.
Click the Drivers tab.
8.
Click Roll Back Driver.
If Device Driver Rollback does not resolve the problem, then use System Restore to return your computer to the operating state that existed before you
installed the new driver.
Using the Drivers and Utilities CD
If using Device Driver Rollback or System Restore does not resolve the problem, then reinstall the driver from the Drivers and Utilities CD (also known as the
ResourceCD).
1.
Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs.
2.
Insert the Drivers and Utilities CD.
In most cases, the CD starts running automatically. If it does not, start Windows Explorer, click your CD drive directory to display the CD contents, and
then double-click the autorcd.exe file. The first time that you run the CD, it might prompt you to install setup files. Click OK, and follow the instructions
on the screen to continue.
3.
From the Language drop-down menu in the toolbar, select your preferred language for the driver or utility (if available). A welcome screen appears.
4.
Click Next.
The CD automatically scans your hardware to detect drivers and utilities used by your computer.
5.
After the CD completes the hardware scan, you can also detect other drivers and utilities. Under Search Criteria, select the appropriate categories from
the System Model, Operating System, and Topic drop-down menus.
A link or links appear(s) for the specific drivers and utilities used by your computer.
6.
Click the link of a specific driver or utility to display information about the driver or utility that you want to install.
7.
Click the Install button (if present) to begin installing the driver or utility. At the welcome screen, follow the screen prompts to complete the installation.
If no Install button is present, automatic installation is not an option. For installation instructions, either see the appropriate instructions in the following
subsections, or click Extract, follow the extracting instructions, and then read the readme file.
If instructed to navigate to the driver files, click the CD directory on the driver information window to display the files associated with that driver.
Manually Reinstalling Drivers
1.
After extracting the driver files to your hard drive as described in the previous section, click the Start button and right-click My Computer.
2.
Click Properties.
3.
Click the Hardware tab and click Device Manager.
4.
Double-click the type of device for which you are installing the driver (for example, Modems or Infrared devices).
5.
Double-click the name of the device for which you are installing the driver.
6.
Click the Driver tab and click Update Driver.
7.
Click Install from a list or specific location (Advanced) and click Next.
8.
Click Browse and browse to the location to which you previously extracted the driver files.
9.
When the name of the appropriate driver appears, click Next.
10.
Click Finish and restart your computer.
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Finding Information
Dell™ Latitude™ X1 User's Guide
NOTE: Some features may not be available for your computer or in certain countries.
NOTE: Additional information may ship with your computer.
What Are You Looking For?
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Drivers for my computer
My computer documentation
My device documentation
Notebook System Software (NSS)
Find It Here
Drivers and Utilities CD (also known as ResourceCD)
Documentation and drivers are already installed on your computer.
You can use the CD to reinstall drivers, run the Dell Diagnostics.
Readme files may be included on your CD to provide last-minute
updates about technical changes to your computer or advanced
technical-reference material for technicians or experienced users.
NOTE: Drivers and documentation updates can be found at
support.dell.com.
NOTE: The Drivers and Utilities CD is optional and may not ship
with your computer.
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Basic troubleshooting information
How to run the Dell Diagnostics
How to remove and install parts
Quick Reference Guide
NOTE: The Quick Reference Guide is optional and may not ship with
your computer.
NOTE: This document is available as a PDF at support.dell.com.
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Terms and Conditions (U.S. only)
Safety instructions
Regulatory information
Ergonomics information
End User License Agreement
Dell™ Product Information Guide
How to remove and replace parts
Specifications
How to configure system settings
How to troubleshoot and solve problems
User's Guide
Microsoft® Windows® XP Help and Support Center
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Click User's and system guides and click User's guides.
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Microsoft Windows License Label
Service Tag and Microsoft Windows License
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Solutions — Troubleshooting hints and tips, articles from technicians,
online courses, frequently asked questions
Community — Online discussion with other Dell customers
Upgrades — Upgrade information for components, such as memory, the
hard drive, and the operating system
Customer Care — Contact information, service call and order status,
warranty, and repair information
Service and support — Service call status and support history, service
contract, online discussions with technical support
Reference — Computer documentation, details on my computer
configuration, product specifications, and white papers
Downloads — Certified drivers, patches, and software updates
Notebook System Software (NSS)— If you reinstall the operating system
for your computer, you should also reinstall the NSS utility. NSS provides
critical updates for your operating system and support for Dell™ 3.5-inch
USB floppy drives, Intel® Pentium® M processors, optical drives, and USB
devices. NSS is necessary for correct operation of your Dell computer. The
software automatically detects your computer and operating system and
installs the updates appropriate for your configuration.
Use the Service Tag to identify your computer when you use
support.dell.com or contact technical support.
Enter the Express Service Code to direct your call when
contacting technical support.
Dell Support Website — support.dell.com
NOTE: Select your region to view the appropriate support site.
NOTE: Corporate, government, and education customers can also
use the customized Dell Premier Support website at
premier.support.dell.com. The website may not be available in all
regions.
To download Notebook System Software:
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Enter your Service Tag or product model.
In the Download Category drop-down menu, click All.
Select the operating system and operating system language for your
computer, and click Submit.
Under Select a Device, scroll to System and Configuration Utilities, and
click Dell Notebook System Software.
How to use Windows XP
Documentation for my computer
Documentation for devices (such as a modem)
Windows Help and Support Center
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Click the Start button and click Help and Support.
Type a word or phrase that describes your problem and click
the arrow icon.
Click the topic that describes your problem.
Follow the instructions on the screen.
Operating System CD
The operating system is already installed on your computer. To
reinstall your operating system, use the Operating System CD. See
your User's Guide for instructions.
After you reinstall your operating system, use the Drivers and
Utilities CD to reinstall drivers for the devices that came with your
computer.
Your operating system product key label
is located on your computer.
NOTE: The color of your CD varies based
on the operating system you ordered.
NOTE: The Operating System CD is optional and may not ship with
your computer.
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Getting Help
Dell™ Latitude™ X1 User's Guide
Technical Assistance
Problems With Your Order
Product Information
Returning Items for Warranty Repair or Credit
Before You Call
Technical Assistance
If you need help with a technical problem, Dell is ready to assist you.
CAUTION: If you need to remove the computer covers, first disconnect the computer power and modem cables from all electrical outlets.
1.
Complete the procedures in "Solving Problems."
2.
Run the Using the Dell Diagnostics.
3.
Make a copy of the Diagnostics Checklist and fill it out.
4.
Use Dell's extensive suite of online services available at Dell Support (support.dell.com) for help with installation and troubleshooting procedures.
5.
If the preceding steps have not resolved the problem, contact Dell.
NOTE: Call technical support from a telephone near or at the computer so that technical support can assist you with any necessary procedures.
NOTE: Dell's Express Service Code system may not be available in all countries.
When prompted by Dell's automated telephone system, enter your Express Service Code to route the call directly to the proper support personnel. If you do
not have an Express Service Code, open the Dell Accessories folder, double-click the Express Service Code icon, and follow the directions.
For instructions on using the technical support service, see "Technical Support Service."
NOTE: Some of the following services are not always available in all locations outside the continental U.S. Call your local Dell representative for information on
availability.
Online Services
You can access Dell Support at support.dell.com. Select your region on the WELCOME TO DELL SUPPORT page, and fill in the requested details to access
help tools and information.
You can contact Dell electronically using the following addresses:
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www.dell.com/
www.dell.com/ap/ (Asian/Pacific countries only)
www.dell.com/jp (Japan only)
www.euro.dell.com (Europe only)
www.dell.com/la/ (Latin American countries)
www.dell.ca (Canada only)
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ftp.dell.com/
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mobile_support@us.dell.com
support@us.dell.com
apsupport@dell.com (Asian/Pacific countries only)
support.jp.dell.com (Japan only)
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support.euro.dell.com (Europe only)
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sales@dell.com
apmarketing@dell.com (Asian/Pacific countries only)
sales_canada@dell.com (Canada only)
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info@dell.com
AutoTech Service
Dell's automated technical support service—AutoTech—provides recorded answers to the questions most frequently asked by Dell customers about their
portable and desktop computers.
When you call AutoTech, use your touch-tone telephone to select the subjects that correspond to your questions.
The AutoTech service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also access this service through the technical support service. For the telephone number to call, see the contact numbers for your region.
Automated Order-Status Service
To check on the status of any Dell™ products that you have ordered, you can go to support.dell.com, or you can call the automated order-status service. A
recording prompts you for the information needed to locate and report on your order. For the telephone number to call, see the contact numbers for your
region.
Technical Support Service
Dell's technical support service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to answer your questions about Dell hardware. Our technical support staff uses computer-based diagnostics to provide fast, accurate answers.
To contact Dell's technical support service, see "Getting Help" and then call the number for your country as listed in "Contacting Dell."
Problems With Your Order
If you have a problem with your order, such as missing parts, wrong parts, or incorrect billing, contact Dell for customer assistance. Have your invoice or
packing slip handy when you call. For the telephone number to call, see the contact numbers for your region.
Product Information
If you need information about additional products available from Dell, or if you would like to place an order, visit the Dell website at www.dell.com. For the
telephone number to call to speak to a sales specialist, see the contact numbers for your region.
Returning Items for Warranty Repair or Credit
Prepare all items being returned, whether for repair or credit, as follows:
1.
Call Dell to obtain a Return Material Authorization Number, and write it clearly and prominently on the outside of the box.
For the telephone number to call, see the contact numbers for your region.
2.
Include a copy of the invoice and a letter describing the reason for the return.
3.
Include a copy of the Diagnostics Checklist indicating the tests you have run and any error messages reported by the Dell Diagnostics.
4.
Include any accessories that belong with the item(s) being returned (power cables, software floppy disks, guides, and so on) if the return is for credit.
5.
Pack the equipment to be returned in the original (or equivalent) packing materials.
You are responsible for paying shipping expenses. You are also responsible for insuring any product returned, and you assume the risk of loss during shipment
to Dell. Collect On Delivery (C.O.D.) packages are not accepted.
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Returns that are missing any of the preceding requirements will be refused at Dell's receiving dock and returned to you.
Before You Call
NOTE: Have your Express Service Code ready when you call. The code helps Dell's automated-support telephone system direct your call more efficiently.
Remember to fill out the Diagnostics Checklist. If possible, turn on your computer before you call Dell for technical assistance and call from a telephone at or
near the computer. You may be asked to type some commands at the keyboard, relay detailed information during operations, or try other troubleshooting
steps possible only at the computer itself. Ensure that the computer documentation is available.
CAUTION: Before working inside your computer, read the safety instructions in your Product Information Guide.
Diagnostics Checklist
Name:
Date:
Address:
Phone number:
Service Tag (bar code on the back of the computer):
Express Service Code:
Return Material Authorization Number (if provided by Dell support technician):
Operating system and version:
Devices:
Expansion cards:
Are you connected to a network? Yes No
Network, version, and network adapter:
Programs and versions:
See your operating system documentation to determine the contents of the system's start-up files. If the computer is connected to a printer, print each file.
Otherwise, record the contents of each file before calling Dell.
Error message, beep code, or diagnostic code:
Description of problem and troubleshooting procedures you performed:
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Glossary
A B C D E F G H I K L M N O P R S T U V W X Z Terms in this Glossary are provided for informational purposes only and may or may not describe features included with your particular computer.
A
AC — alternating current — The form of electricity that powers your computer when you plug the AC adapter power cable in to an electrical outlet.
ACPI — advanced configuration and power interface — A power management specification that enables Microsoft® Windows® operating systems to put a
computer in standby or hibernate mode to conserve the amount of electrical power allocated to each device attached to the computer.
AGP — accelerated graphics port — A dedicated graphics port that allows system memory to be used for video-related tasks. AGP delivers a smooth, true-color
video image because of the faster interface between the video circuitry and the computer memory.
antivirus software — A program designed to identify, quarantine, and/or delete viruses from your computer.
APR — advanced port replicator — A docking device that allows you to conveniently use an external monitor, keyboard, mouse, and other devices with your
portable computer.
ASF — alert standards format — A standard to define a mechanism for reporting hardware and software alerts to a management console. ASF is designed to
be platform- and operating system-independent.
B
backup — A copy of a program or data file on a floppy, CD, DVD, or hard drive. As a precaution, back up the data files from your hard drive regularly.
battery — A rechargeable internal power source used to operate portable computers when not connected to an AC adapter and an electrical outlet.
battery life span — The length of time (years) during which a portable computer battery is able to be depleted and recharged.
battery operating time — The length of time (minutes or hours) that a portable computer battery holds a charge while powering the computer.
BIOS — basic input/output system — A program (or utility) that serves as an interface between the computer hardware and the operating system. Unless you
understand what effect these settings have on the computer, do not change them. Also referred to as system setup.
bit — The smallest unit of data interpreted by your computer.
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Bluetooth wireless technology — A wireless technology standard for short-range (9 m [29 feet]) networking devices that allows for enabled devices to
automatically recognize each other.
boot sequence — Specifies the order of the devices from which the computer attempts to boot.
bootable CD — A CD that you can use to start your computer. In case your hard drive is damaged or your computer has a virus, ensure that you always have
a bootable CD or floppy disk available. Your Drivers and Utilities or Resource CD is a bootable CD.
bootable disk — A disk that you can use to start your computer. In case your hard drive is damaged or your computer has a virus, ensure that you always
have a bootable CD or floppy disk available.
bps — bits per second — The standard unit for measuring data transmission speed.
BTU — British thermal unit — A measurement of heat output.
bus — A communication pathway between the components in your computer.
bus speed — The speed, given in MHz, that indicates how fast a bus can transfer information.
byte — The basic data unit used by your computer. A byte is usually equal to 8 bits.
C
C — Celsius — A temperature measurement scale where 0° is the freezing point and 100° is the boiling point of water.
cache — A special high-speed storage mechanism which can be either a reserved section of main memory or an independent high-speed storage device. The
cache enhances the efficiency of many processor operations.
L1 cache — Primary cache stored inside the processor.
L2 cache — Secondary cache which can either be external to the processor or incorporated into the processor architecture.
carnet — An international customs document that facilitates temporary imports into foreign countries. Also known as a merchandise passport.
CD — compact disc — An optical form of storage media, typically used for audio and software programs.
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CD drive — A drive that uses optical technology to read data from CDs.
CD player — The software used to play music CDs. The CD player displays a window with buttons that you use to play a CD.
CD-R — CD recordable — A recordable version of a CD. Data can be recorded only once onto a CD-R. Once recorded, the data cannot be erased or written
over.
CD-RW — CD rewritable — A rewritable version of a CD. Data can be written to a CD-RW disc, and then erased and written over (rewritten).
CD-RW drive — A drive that can read CDs and write to CD-RW (rewritable CDs) and CD-R (recordable CDs) discs. You can write to CD-RW discs multiple times,
but you can write to CD-R discs only once.
CD-RW/DVD drive — A drive, sometimes referred to as a combo drive, that can read CDs and DVDs and write to CD-RW (rewritable CDs) and CD-R
(recordable CDs) discs. You can write to CD-RW discs multiple times, but you can write to CD-R discs only once.
clock speed — The speed, given in MHz, that indicates how fast computer components that are connected to the system bus operate.
COA — Certificate of Authenticity — The Windows alpha-numeric code located on a sticker on your computer. Also referred to as the Product Key or
Product ID.
Control Panel — A Windows utility that allows you to modify operating system and hardware settings, such as display settings.
controller — A chip that controls the transfer of data between the processor and memory or between the processor and devices.
CRIMM — continuity rambus in-line memory module — A special module that has no memory chips and is used to fill unused RIMM slots.
cursor — The marker on a display or screen that shows where the next keyboard, touch pad, or mouse action will occur. It often is a blinking solid line, an
underline character, or a small arrow.
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DDR SDRAM — double-data-rate SDRAM — A type of SDRAM that doubles the data burst cycle, improving system performance.
DDR2 SDRAM — double-data-rate 2 SDRAM — A type of DDR SDRAM that uses a 4-bit prefetch and other architectural changes to boost memory speed to over
400 MHz.
device — Hardware such as a disk drive, printer, or keyboard that is installed in or connected to your computer.
device driver — See driver.
DIN connector — A round, six-pin connector that conforms to DIN (Deutsche Industrie-Norm) standards; it is typically used to connect PS/2 keyboard or mouse
cable connectors.
disk striping — A technique for spreading data over multiple disk drives. Disk striping can speed up operations that retrieve data from disk storage.
Computers that use disk striping generally allow the user to select the data unit size or stripe width.
DMA — direct memory access — A channel that allows certain types of data transfer between RAM and a device to bypass the processor.
docking device — See APR.
DMTF — Distributed Management Task Force — A consortium of hardware and software companies who develop management standards for distributed
desktop, network, enterprise, and Internet environments.
domain — A group of computers, programs, and devices on a network that are administered as a unit with common rules and procedures for use by a specific
group of users. A user logs on to the domain to gain access to the resources.
DRAM — dynamic random-access memory — Memory that stores information in integrated circuits containing capacitors.
driver — Software that allows the operating system to control a device such as a printer. Many devices do not work properly if the correct driver is not
installed in the computer.
DSL — Digital Subscriber Line — A technology that provides a constant, high-speed Internet connection through an analog telephone line.
dual display mode — A display setting that allows you to use a second monitor as an extension of your display. Also referred to as extended display mode.
DVD — digital versatile disc — A high-capacity disc usually used to store movies. DVD drives read most CD media as well.
DVD drive — A drive that uses optical technology to read data from DVDs and CDs.
DVD player — The software used to watch DVD movies. The DVD player displays a window with buttons that you use to watch a movie.
DVD-R — DVD recordable — A recordable version of a DVD. Data can be recorded only once onto a DVD-R. Once recorded, the data cannot be erased or
written ove
DVD+RW — DVD rewritable — A rewritable version of a DVD. Data can be written to a DVD+RW disc, and then erased and written over (rewritten). (DVD+RW
technology is different from DVD-RW technology.)
DVD+RW drive — drive that can read DVDs and most CD media and write to DVD+RW (rewritable DVDs) discs.
DVI — digital video interface — A standard for digital transmission between a computer and a digital video display.
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ECC — error checking and correction — A type of memory that includes special circuitry for testing the accuracy of data as it passes in and out of memory.
ECP — extended capabilities port — A parallel connector design that provides improved bidirectional data transmission. Similar to EPP, ECP uses direct memory
access to transfer data and often improves performance.
EIDE — enhanced integrated device electronics — An improved version of the IDE interface for hard drives and CD drives.
EMI — electromagnetic interference — Electrical interference caused by electromagnetic radiation.
ENERGY STAR® — Environmental Protection Agency requirements that decrease the overall consumption of electricity.
EPP — enhanced parallel port — A parallel connector design that provides bidirectional data transmission.
ESD — electrostatic discharge — A rapid discharge of static electricity. ESD can damage integrated circuits found in computer and communications equipment.
expansion card — A circuit board that installs in an expansion slot on the system board in some computers, expanding the capabilities of the computer.
Examples include video, modem, and sound cards.
expansion slot — A connector on the system board (in some computers) where you insert an expansion card, connecting it to the system bus.
Express Service Code — A numeric code located on a sticker on your Dell™ computer. Use the Express Service Code when contacting Dell for assistance. Express Service Code service may not be available in some countries.
extended display mode — A display setting that allows you to use a second monitor as an extension of your display. Also referred to as dual display mode.
extended PC Card — A PC Card that extends beyond the edge of the PC Card slot when installed.
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Fahrenheit — A temperature measurement scale where 32° is the freezing point and 212° is the boiling point of water.
FCC — Federal Communications Commission — A U.S. agency responsible for enforcing communications-related regulations that state how much radiation
computers and other electronic equipment can emit.
floppy — An electromagneti form of storage media. Also known as a floppy diskette or a floppy disk.
floppy drive — A disk drive that can read and write to floppy disks.
folder — A term used to describe space on a disk or drive where files are organized and grouped. Files in a folder can be viewed and ordered in various ways,
such as alphabetically, by date, and by size.
format — The process that prepares a drive or disk for file storage. When a drive or disk is formatted, the existing information on it is lost.
FSB — front side bus — The data path and physical interface between the processor and RAM.
FTP — file transfer protocol — A standard Internet protocol used to exchange files between computers connected to the Internet.
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G — gravity — A measurement of weight and force.
GB — gigabyte — A measurement of data storage that equals 1024 MB (1,073,741,824 bytes). When used to refer to hard drive storage, the term is often
rounded to 1,000,000,000 bytes.
GHz — gigahertz — A measurement of frequency that equals one thousand million Hz, or one thousand MHz. The speeds for computer processors, buses, and
interfaces are often measured in GHz.
graphics mode — A video mode that can be defined as x horizontal pixels by y vertical pixels by z colors. Graphics modes can display an unlimited variety of
shapes and fonts.
GUI — graphical user interface — Software that interacts with the user by means of menus, windows, and icons. Most programs that operate on the Windows
operating systems are GUIs.
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hard drive — A drive that reads and writes data on a hard disk. The terms hard drive and hard disk are often used interchangeably.
heat sink — A metal plate on some processors that helps dissipate heat.
help file — A file that contains descriptive or instructional information about a product. Some help files are associated with a particular program, such as Help in
Microsoft Word. Other help files function as stand-alone reference sources. Help files typically have a filename extension of .hlp or .chm.
hibernate mode — A power management mode that saves everything in memory to a reserved space on the hard drive and then turns off the computer.
When you restart the computer, the memory information that was saved to the hard drive is automatically restored.
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HTML — hypertext markup language — A set of codes inserted into an Internet web page intended for display on an Internet browser.
HTTP — hypertext transfer protocol — A protocol for exchanging files between computers connected to the Internet.
Hz — hertz — A unit of frequency measurement that equals 1 cycle per second. Computers and electronic devices are often measured in kilohertz (kHz),
megahertz (MHz), gigahertz (GHz), or terahertz (THz).
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IC — Industry Canada — The Canadian regulatory body responsible for regulating emissions from electronic equipment, much as the FCC does in the United
States.
IC — integrated circuit — A semiconductor wafer, or chip, on which thousands or millions of tiny electronic components are fabricated for use in computer,
audio, and video equipment.
IDE — integrated device electronics — An interface for mass storage devices in which the controller is integrated into the hard drive or CD drive.
IEEE 1394 — Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. — A high-performance serial bus used to connect IEEE 1394-compatible devices, such as
digital cameras and DVD players, to the computer.
infrared sensor — A port that allows you to transfer data between the computer and infrared-compatible devices without using a cable connection.
integrated — Usually refers to components that are physically located on the computer's system board. Also referred to as built-in.
I/O — input/output — An operation or device that enters and extracts data from your computer. Keyboards and printers are I/O devices.
I/O address — An address in RAM that is associated with a specific device (such as a serial connector, parallel connector, or expansion slot) and allows the
processor to communicate with that device.
IrDA — Infrared Data Association — The organization that creates international standards for infrared communications.
IRQ — interrupt request — An electronic pathway assigned to a specific device so that the device can communicate with the processor. Each device connection
must be assigned an IRQ. Although two devices can share the same IRQ assignment, you cannot operate both devices simultaneously.
ISP — Internet service provider — A company that allows you to access its host server to connect directly to the Internet, send and receive e-mail, and access
websites. The ISP typically provides you with a software package, user name, and access phone numbers for a fee.
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Kb — kilobit — A unit of data that equals 1024 bits. A measurement of the capacity of memory integrated circuits.
KB — kilobyte — A unit of data that equals 1024 bytes but is often referred to as 1000 bytes.
key combination — A command requiring you to press multiple keys at the same time.
kHz — kilohertz — A measurement of frequency that equals 1000 Hz.
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LAN — local area network — A computer network covering a small area. A LAN usually is confined to a building or a few nearby buildings. A LAN can be
connected to another LAN over any distance through telephone lines and radio waves to form a wide area network (WAN).
LCD — liquid crystal display — The technology used by portable computer and flat-panel displays.
LED — light-emitting diode — An electronic component that emits light to indicate the status of the computer.
local bus — A data bus that provides a fast throughput for devices to the processor.
LPT — line print terminal — The designation for a parallel connection to a printer or other parallel device.
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Mb — megabit — A measurement of memory chip capacity that equals 1024 Kb.
Mbps — megabits per second — One million bits per second. This measurement is typically used for transmission speeds for networks and modems.
MB — megabyte — A measurement of data storage that equals 1,048,576 bytes. 1 MB equals 1024 KB. When used to refer to hard drive storage, the term is often rounded to 1,000,000 bytes.
MB/sec — megabytes per second — One million bytes per second. This measurement is typically used for data transfer ratings.
memory — A temporary data storage area inside your computer. Because the data in memory is not permanent, it is recommended that you frequently save
your files while you are working on them, and always save your files before you shut down the computer. Your computer can contain several different forms of
memory, such as RAM, ROM, and video memory. Frequently, the word memory is used as a synonym for RAM.
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memory address — A specific location where data is temporarily stored in RAM.
memory mapping — The process by which the computer assigns memory addresses to physical locations at start-up. Devices and software can then identify
information that the processor can access.
memory module — A small circuit board containing memory chips, which connects to the system board.
MHz — megahertz — A measure of frequency that equals 1 million cycles per second. The speeds for computer processors, buses, and interfaces are often
measured in MHz.
modem — A device that allows your computer to communicate with other computers over analog telephone lines. Three types of modems include: external, PC
Card, and internal. You typically use your modem to connect to the Internet and exchange e-mail.
module bay — A bay that supports devices such as optical drives, a second battery, or a Dell TravelLite™ module.
monitor — The high-resolution TV-like device that displays computer output.
mouse — A pointing device that controls the movement of the cursor on your screen. Typically you roll the mouse over a hard, flat surface to move the pointer
or cursor on your screen.
ms — millisecond — A measure of time that equals one thousandth of a second. Access times of storage devices are often measured in ms.
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network adapter — A chip that provides network capabilities. A computer may include a network adapter on its system board, or it may contain a PC Card with
an adapter on it. A network adapter is also referred to as a NIC (network interface controller).
NIC — See network adapter.
notification area — The section of the Windows taskbar that contains icons for providing quick access to programs and computer functions, such as the clock,
volume control, and print status. Also referred to as system tray.
ns — nanosecond — A measure of time that equals one billionth of a second.
NVRAM — nonvolatile random access memory — A type of memory that stores data when the computer is turned off or loses its external power source. NVRAM
is used for maintaining computer configuration information such as date, time, and other system setup options that you can set.
O
optical drive — A drive that uses optical technology to read or write data from CDs, DVDs, or DVD+RWs. Example of optical drives include CD drives, DVD
drives, CD-RW drives, and CD-RW/DVD combo drives.
P
parallel connector — An I/O port often used to connect a parallel printer to your computer. Also referred to as an LPT port.
partition — A physical storage area on a hard drive that is assigned to one or more logical storage areas known as logical drives. Each partition can contain
multiple logical drives.
PC Card — A removable I/O card adhering to the PCMCIA standard. Modems and network adapters are common types of PC Cards.
PCI — peripheral component interconnect — PCI is a local bus that supports 32-and 64-bit data paths, providing a high-speed data path between the
processor and devices such as video, drives, and networks.
PCI Express — A modification to the PCI interface that boosts the data transfer rate between the processor and the devices attached to it. PCI Express can
transfer data at speeds from 250 MB/sec to 4 GB/sec. If the PCI Express chip set and the device are capable of different speeds, they will operate at the slower speed.
PCMCIA — Personal Computer Memory Card International Association — The organization that establishes standards for PC Cards.
PIN — personal identification number — A sequence of numerals and/or letters used to restrict unauthorized access to computer networks and other secure
systems.
PIO — programmed input/output — A method of transferring data between two devices through the processor as part of the data path.
pixel — A single point on a display screen. Pixels are arranged in rows and columns to create an image. A video resolution, such as 800 x 600, is expressed as
the number of pixels across by the number of pixels up and down.
Plug-and-Play — The ability of the computer to automatically configure devices. Plug and Play provides automatic installation, configuration, and compatibility
with existing hardware if the BIOS, operating system, and all devices are Plug and Play compliant.
POST — power-on self-test — Diagnostics programs, loaded automatically by the BIOS, that perform basic tests on the major computer components, such as
memory, hard drives, and video. If no problems are detected during POST, the computer continues the start-up.
processor — A computer chip that interprets and executes program instructions. Sometimes the processor is referred to as the CPU (central processing unit).
program — Any software that processes data for you, including spreadsheet, word processor, database, and game packages. Programs require an operating
system to run.
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PS/2 — personal system/2 — A type of connector for attaching a PS/2-compatible keyboard, mouse, or keypad.
PXE — pre-boot execution environment — A WfM (Wired for Management) standard that allows networked computers that do not have an operating system to
be configured and started remotely.
R
RAID — redundant array of independent disks — A method of providing data redundancy. Some common implementations of RAID include RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, and RAID 50.
RAM — random-access memory — The primary temporary storage area for program instructions and data. Any information stored in RAM is lost when you shut
down your computer.
readme file — A text file included with a software package or hardware product. Typically, readme files provide installation information and describe new
product enhancements or corrections that have not yet been documented.
read-only — Data and/or files you can view but cannot edit or delete. A file can have read-only status if:
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It resides on a physically write-protected floppy disk, CD, or DVD.
It is located on a network in a directory and the system administrator has assigned rights only to specific individuals.
refresh rate — The frequency, measured in Hz, at which your screen's horizontal lines are recharged (sometimes also referred to as its vertical frequency). The
higher the refresh rate, the less video flicker can be seen by the human eye.
resolution — The sharpness and clarity of an image produced by a printer or displayed on a monitor. The higher the resolution, the sharper the image.
RFI — radio frequency interference — Interference that is generated at typical radio frequencies, in the range of 10 kHz to 100,000 MHz. Radio frequencies are
at the lower end of the electromagnetic frequency spectrum and are more likely to have interference than the higher frequency radiations, such as infrared
and light.
ROM — read-only memory — Memory that stores data and programs that cannot be deleted or written to by the computer. ROM, unlike RAM, retains its
contents after you shut down your computer. Some programs essential to the operation of your computer reside in ROM.
RPM — revolutions per minute — The number of rotations that occur per minute. Hard drive speed is often measured in rpm.
RTC — real time clock — Battery-powered clock on the system board that keeps the date and time after you shut down the computer.
RTCRST — real-time clock reset — A jumper on the system board of some computers that can often be used for troubleshooting problems.
S
ScanDisk — A Microsoft utility that checks files, folders, and the hard disk's surface for errors. ScanDisk often runs when you restart the computer after it has
stopped responding.
SDRAM — synchronous dynamic random-access memory — A type of DRAM that is synchronized with the optimal clock speed of the processor.
serial connector — An I/O port often used to connect devices such as a handheld digital device or digital camera to your computer.
Service Tag — A bar code label on your computer that identifies your computer when you access Dell Support at support.dell.com or when you call Dell for
customer service or technical support.
setup program — A program that is used to install and configure hardware and software. The setup.exe or install.exe program comes with most Windows
software packages. Setup program differs from system setup.
shortcut — An icon that provides quick access to frequently used programs, files, folders, and drives. When you place a shortcut on your Windows desktop
and double-click the icon, you can open its corresponding folder or file without having to find it first. Shortcut icons do not change the location of files. If you
delete a shortcut, the original file is not affected. Also, you can rename a shortcut icon.
shutdown — The process of closing windows and exiting programs, exiting the operating system, and turning off your computer. You can lose data if you turn
off your computer before completing a shutdown.
smart card — A card that is embedded with a processor and a memory chip. Smart cards can be used to authenticate a user on computers equipped for smart
cards.
software — Anything that can be stored electronically, such as computer files or programs.
S/PDIF — Sony/Philips Digital Interface — An audio transfer file format that allows the transfer of audio from one file to another without converting it to and
from an analog format, which could degrade the quality of the file.
standby mode — A power management mode that shuts down all unnecessary computer operations to save energy.
Strike Zone™ — Reinforced area of the platform base that protects the hard drive by acting as a dampening device when a computer experiences resonating
shock or is dropped (whether the computer is on or off).
surge protectors — Prevent voltage spikes, such as those that may occur during an electrical storm, from entering the computer through the electrical outlet.
Surge protectors do not protect against lightning strikes or against brownouts, which occur when the voltage drops more than 20 percent below the normal
AC-line voltage level.
Network connections cannot be protected by surge protectors. Always disconnect the network cable from the network connector during electrical storms.
SVGA — super-video graphics array — A video standard for video cards and controllers. Typical SVGA resolutions are 800 x 600 and 1024 x 768.
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The number of colors and resolution that a program displays depends on the capabilities of the monitor, the video controller and its drivers, and the amount of
video memory installed in the computer.
S-video TV-out — A connector used to attach a TV or digital audio device to the computer.
SXGA — super-extended graphics array — A video standard for video cards and controllers that supports resolutions up to 1280 x 1024.
SXGA+ — super-extended graphics array plus — A video standard for video cards and controllers that supports resolutions up to 1400 x 1050.
system board — The main circuit board in your computer. Also known as the motherboard.
system setup — A utility that serves as an interface between the computer hardware and the operating system. System setup allows you to configure userselectable options in the BIOS, such as date and time or system password. Unless you understand what effect the settings have on the computer, do not
change the settings for this program.
system tray — See notification area.
T
TAPI — telephony application programming interface — Enables Windows programs to operate with a wide variety of telephony devices, including voice, data,
fax, and video.
text editor — A program used to create and edit files that contain only text; for example, Windows Notepad uses a text editor. Text editors do not usually
provide word wrap or formatting functionality (the option to underline, change fonts, and so on).
travel module — A plastic device designed to fit inside the module bay of a portable computer to reduce the weight of the computer.
U
UMA — unified memory allocation — System memory dynamically allocated to video.
UPS — uninterruptible power supply — A backup power source used when the electrical power fails or drops to an unacceptable voltage level. A UPS keeps a
computer running for a limited amount of time when there is no electrical power. UPS systems typically provide surge suppression and may also provide
voltage regulation. Small UPS systems provide battery power for a few minutes to enable you to shut down your computer.
USB — universal serial bus — A hardware interface for a low-speed device such as a USB-compatible keyboard, mouse, joystick, scanner, set of speakers,
printer, broadband devices (DSL and cable modems), imaging devices, or storage devices. Devices are plugged directly in to a 4-pin socket on your computer
or in to a multi-port hub that plugs in to your computer. USB devices can be connected and disconnected while the computer is turned on, and they can also be
daisy-chained together.
UTP — unshielded twisted pair — Describes a type of cable used in most telephone networks and some computer networks. Pairs of unshielded wires are
twisted to protect against electromagnetic interference, rather than relying on a metal sheath around each pair of wires to protect against interference.
UXGA — ultra extended graphics array — A video standard for video cards and controllers that supports resolutions up to 1600 x 1200.
V
video controller — The circuitry on a video card or on the system board (in computers with an integrated video controller) that provides the video
capabilities—in combination with the monitor—for your computer.
video memory — Memory that consists of memory chips dedicated to video functions. Video memory is usually faster than system memory. The amount of
video memory installed primarily influences the number of colors that a program can display.
video mode — A mode that describes how text and graphics are displayed on a monitor. Graphics-based software, such as Windows operating systems,
displays in video modes that can be defined as x horizontal pixels by y vertical pixels by z colors. Character-based software, such as text editors, displays in
video modes that can be defined as x columns by y rows of characters.
video resolution — See resolution.
virus — A program that is designed to inconvenience you or to destroy data stored on your computer. A virus program moves from one computer to another
through an infected disk, software downloaded from the Internet, or e-mail attachments. When an infected program starts, its embedded virus also starts.
A common type of virus is a boot virus, which is stored in the boot sectors of a floppy disk. If the floppy disk is left in the drive when the computer is shut down
and then turned on, the computer is infected when it reads the boot sectors of the floppy disk expecting to find the operating system. If the computer is
infected, the boot virus may replicate itself onto all the floppy disks that are read or written in that computer until the virus is eradicated.
V — volt — The measurement of electric potential or electromotive force. One V appears across a resistance of 1 ohm when a current of 1 ampere flows
through that resistance.
W
W — watt — The measurement of electrical power. One W is 1 ampere of current flowing at 1 volt.
WHr — watt-hour — A unit of measure commonly used to indicate the approximate capacity of a battery. For example, a 66-WHr battery can supply 66 W of
power for 1 hour or 33 W for 2 hours.
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wallpaper — The background pattern or picture on the Windows desktop. Change your wallpaper through the Windows Control Panel. You can also scan in
your favorite picture and make it wallpaper.
write-protected — Files or media that cannot be changed. Use write-protection when you want to protect data from being changed or destroyed. To writeprotect a 3.5-inch floppy disk, slide its write-protect tab to the open position.
WXGA — wide-aspect extended graphics array — A video standard for video cards and controllers that supports resolutions up to 1280 x 800."
X
XGA — extended graphics array — A video standard for video cards and controllers that supports resolutions up to 1024 x 768.
Z
ZIF — zero insertion force — A type of socket or connector that allows a computer chip to be installed or removed with no stress applied to either the chip or
its socket.
Zip — A popular data compression format. Files that have been compressed with the Zip format are called Zip files and usually have a filename extension
of .zip. A special kind of zipped file is a self-extracting file, which has a filename extension of .exe. You can unzip a self-extracting file by double-clicking it.
Zip drive — A high-capacity floppy drive developed by Iomega Corporation that uses 3.5-inch removable disks called Zip disks. Zip disks are slightly larger than
regular floppy disks, about twice as thick, and hold up to 100 MB of data.
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Using the Keyboard and Touch Pad
Dell™ Latitude™ X1 User's Guide
Numeric Keypad
Key Combinations
Touch Pad
Numeric Keypad
The numeric keypad functions like the numeric keypad on an external keyboard. Each key on the keypad has multiple functions. The keypad numbers and
symbols are marked in blue on the right of the keypad keys. To type a number or symbol, hold down <Fn> and press the desired key.
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To enable the keypad, press <Num Lk>. The
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To disable the keypad, press <Num Lk> again.
light indicates that the keypad is active.
Key Combinations
System Functions
<Ctrl><Shift><Esc> Opens the Task Manager window
<Fn><F4>
Enables and disables the numeric keypad
<Fn><F5>
Enables and disables the scroll lock
Battery
<Fn><F3> Displays the Dell™ QuickSet Battery Meter
CD or DVD Tray
<Fn><F10> Ejects the tray out of the drive (if Dell QuickSet is installed).
Display Functions
<Fn><F8>
Switches the video image to the next display option. The options include the integrated display, an external monitor, and both
displays simultaneously.
<Fn> and up-arrow key
Increases brightness on the integrated display only (not on an external monitor).
<Fn> and down-arrow
key
Decreases brightness on the integrated display only (not on an external monitor).
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Radios (Including Wireless Networking and Bluetooth® Wireless Technology)
<Fn><F2> Enables and disables radios, including wireless networking and Bluetooth wireless technology
Power Management
<Fn><Esc> Activates a power management mode. You can reprogram this keyboard shortcut to activate a different power management mode using the
Advanced tab in the Power Options Properties window.
Speaker Functions
<Fn><Page Up> Increases the volume of the integrated speakers and external speakers, if attached
<Fn><Page Dn> Decreases the volume of the integrated speakers and external speakers, if attached
<Fn><End>
Enables and disables the integrated speakers and external speakers, if attached
Microsoft® Windows® Logo Key Functions
Windows logo key and <m>
Minimizes all open windows
Windows logo key and <Shift><m> Maximizes all windows
Windows logo key and <e>
Runs Windows Explorer
Windows logo key and <r>
Opens the Run dialog box
Windows logo key and <f>
Opens the Search Results dialog box
Windows logo key and <Ctrl><f>
Opens the Search Results-Computer dialog box (if the computer is connected to a network)
Windows logo key and <Pause>
Opens the System Properties dialog box
To adjust keyboard operation, such as the character repeat rate:
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Touch Pad
The touch pad detects the pressure and movement of your finger to allow you to move the cursor on the display. Use the touch pad and touch pad buttons as
you would use a mouse.
1 touch pad
2 touch pad buttons
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To select and move (or drag) an object, position the cursor on the object and tap down-up-down on the touch pad. On the second down motion, leave
your finger on the touch pad and move the selected object by sliding your finger over the surface.
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To double-click an object, position the cursor on the object and tap twice on the touch pad or use your thumb to press the left touch-pad button twice.
Customizing the Touch Pad
You can use the Mouse Properties window to disable the touch pad or adjust their settings.
1.
Open the Control Panel, and then click Mouse.
2.
In the Mouse Properties window:
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Click the Pointers tab to adjust touch pad settings.
Click OK to save the settings and close the window.
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Dell™ Latitude™ X1 User's Guide
Notes, Notices, and Cautions
NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer.
NOTICE: A NOTICE indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem.
CAUTION: A CAUTION indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death.
Abbreviations and Acronyms
For a complete list of abbreviations and acronyms, see the Glossary.
NOTE: If you purchased a Dell™ n Series computer, any references in this document to Microsoft® Windows® operating systems are not applicable.
NOTE: Some features may not be available for your computer or in certain countries.
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
© 2005 Dell Inc. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden.
Trademarks used in this text: Dell, Dimension, OptiPlex, Dell Precision, Latitude, Inspiron, DellNet, PowerApp, PowerEdge, PowerConnect, PowerVault, Strike Zone, ExpressCharge and Dell
TravelLite are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Intel and Pentium are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation; Microsoft, MS-DOS, Windows, and Windows NT are registered trademarks of
Microsoft Corporation; Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth.
Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Dell Inc. disclaims any
proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own.
June 2005 Rev. A02
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Passwords
Dell™ Latitude™ X1 User's Guide
About Passwords
Using a Primary Password
Using an Administrator Password
Using a Hard Drive Password
Assigning an Asset Tag
Enabling Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
About Passwords
NOTE: Passwords are disabled when you receive your computer.
A primary password, an administrator password, and a hard drive password all prevent unauthorized access to your computer in different ways. The following
table identifies types and features of passwords available on your computer.
Type of Password
Features
Primary
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Protects the computer from unauthorized
access
Administrator
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Gives system administrators or service
technicians access to computers for repair or
reconfiguration
Allows you to restrict access to system setup
in the same way a primary password restricts
access to the computer
Can be used instead of the primary password
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Hard drive
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Helps protect the data on your hard drive or
external hard drive (if one is being used) from
unauthorized access
NOTE: Only hard drives purchased from Dell for use with the Dell™ Latitude™ D-Family computers support hard drive passwords.
NOTICE: Passwords provide a high level of security for data in your computer or hard drive. However, they are not foolproof. If you require more
security, obtain and use additional forms of protection, such as smart cards, data encryption programs, or PC Cards with encryption features.
If you forget any of your passwords, contact your system administrator or contact Dell. For your protection, Dell technical support staff will ask you for proof of
your identity to ensure that only an authorized person can use the computer.
Using a Primary Password
The primary password allows you to protect the computer from unauthorized access.
After assigning a primary password, you must enter it each time you turn on your computer. The following message appears each time you turn on the
computer:
Please type in the primary or administrator password and press <Enter>.
To continue, enter your password (with no more than eight characters).
If you do not enter a password within 2 minutes, the computer returns to its previous operating state.
NOTICE: If you disable the administrator password, the primary password is also disabled.
If you have assigned an administrator password, you can use it instead of the primary password. The computer does not specifically prompt you for the
administrator password.
Using an Administrator Password
The administrator password is designed to give system administrators or service technicians access to computers for repair or reconfiguration. The
administrators or technicians can assign identical administrator passwords to groups of computers, allowing you to assign the primary password.
When you set an administrator password, the Configure Setup option becomes available in system setup. The Configure Setup option allows you to restrict
access to system setup in the same way that a primary password restricts access to the computer.
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The administrator password can be used instead of the primary password. Whenever you are prompted to enter the primary password, you can enter the
administrator password.
NOTICE: If you disable the administrator password, the primary password is also disabled.
NOTE: The administrator password provides access to the computer, but it does not provide access to the hard drive when a hard drive password is
assigned.
If you forget the primary password and do not have an administrator password assigned, or if you have both a primary and an administrator password
assigned but forget them both, contact your system administrator or contact Dell.
Using a Hard Drive Password
The hard drive password helps protect the data on your hard drive from unauthorized access. You can also assign a password for an external hard drive (if
one is being used) that can be the same as or different from the password for the primary hard drive.
After assigning a hard drive password, you must enter it each time you turn on the computer and each time you restore the computer to normal operation
from standby mode.
If the hard drive password is enabled, the following message appears each time you turn on the computer:
Please type in the hard-disk drive password and press <Enter>.
To continue, enter your password (with no more than eight characters). Press <Esc> to return the computer to its previous operating state.
If you do not enter a password within 2 minutes, the computer returns to its previous operating state.
If you enter the wrong password, the following message appears:
Invalid password
[Press Enter to retry]
If you do not enter the correct password in three attempts, the computer tries to start from another bootable device if the Boot First Device option in system
setup is set to allow start-up from another device. If the Boot First Device option is not set to allow the computer to start from another device, the computer
returns to the operating state it was in when you turned it on.
If the hard drive password, the external hard-drive password, and the primary password are the same, the computer prompts you only for the primary
password. If the hard drive password is different from the primary password, the computer prompts you for both. Two different passwords provide greater
security.
NOTE: The administrator password provides access to the computer, but it does not provide access to a hard drive that is protected by a hard drive
password.
Assigning an Asset Tag
NOTE: Some of these features may not be available for your computer or in certain countries.
The Asset Tag utility allows you to enter an asset tag that you or your company assigns to the computer. After you enter an asset tag, the tag appears in the
system setup screens.
You can also use the Asset Tag utility to enter an owner tag that appears in the system log-on screen and with the primary password prompt.
Go to support.dell.com to obtain the asset tag utility.
Use a bootable floppy to assign an asset tag:
3.
4.
5.
Save and close any open files and exit any open programs.
Connect the Dell™ D/Bay with a floppy drive to the Dell D/Bay USB connector, or connect a USB floppy drive to the USB connector on the back of the computer.
Boot the computer, using the bootable floppy.
a.
Restart the computer.
b.
Press <F12> immediately after the DELL™ logo appears. If the operating system logo appears, wait until you see the Microsoft® Windows® desktop, and then shut down the computer and try again.
c.
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Press the arrow keys to select Diskette Drive and press <Enter>.
Type asset and a space followed by the new asset tag, and press <Enter>.
For example, type the following command line and press <Enter>:
asset 1234$ABCD&
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NOTE: An asset tag can have up to 10 characters; any combination of characters excluding spaces is valid.
7.
When the computer prompts you to verify the asset tag, type y.
The computer displays the new or modified asset tag and the Service Tag.
8.
Restart your computer to exit the Asset Tag utility.
Viewing Existing Asset and Service Tags
1.
Boot the computer using the bootable floppy disk you created in "Assigning an Asset Tag."
2.
Type asset and press <Enter>.
Deleting an Asset Tag
1.
Boot the computer using the bootable floppy disk you created in "Assigning an Asset Tag."
2.
Type asset /d and press <Enter>.
3.
When the computer prompts you to delete the asset tag, type y.
Assigning an Owner Tag
An owner tag can have up to 48 characters; any combination of letters, numbers, and spaces is valid.
1.
Boot the computer using the bootable floppy disk you created in "Assigning an Asset Tag."
2.
Type asset /o and a space followed by the new owner tag, and press <Enter>.
For example, type the following command line and press <Enter>:
asset /o ABC Company
3.
When the computer prompts you to verify the owner tag, type y.
The computer displays the new owner tag.
Deleting an Owner Tag
NOTE: For security, you cannot set, change, or delete the owner tag if the primary or administrator passwords are set.
1.
Boot the computer using the bootable floppy disk you created in "Assigning an Asset Tag."
2.
Type asset /o /d and press <Enter>.
3.
When the computer prompts you to delete the owner tag, type y.
Asset Tag Options
To use one of the asset tag options (see the following table):
1.
Boot the computer using the bootable floppy disk you created in "Assigning an Asset Tag."
2.
Type asset and a space followed by the option, and then press <Enter>.
Asset Tag Option
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/d
Deletes the asset tag
/o owner tag
Specifies a new owner tag
/o /d
Deletes the owner tag
/?
Displays the Asset Tag utility help screen
Enabling Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
The Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is a hardware based security feature that can be used to create and manage computer generated encryption keys. When
combined with security software, the TPM enhances existing network and computer security by enabling features such as file protection capabilities and
protected e-mail. The TPM feature is enabled through a System Setup option.
NOTICE: TPM users are responsible for following the backup procedures documented in the "Broadcom Secure Foundation Getting Started Guide" to
secure their TPM data and encryption keys. In the event of an emergency if these backups are incomplete, lost, or damaged it will be impossible for Dell
to assist in the recovery of encrypted data.
Enabling TPM
1.
Download the software and follow the on-screen instructions to install the Broadcom Secure Foundation software. By default, the files are present in C:\Dell\TPM. If the files are not found at this location they can be downloaded from support.dell.com.
2.
Turn on the TPM.
a.
Restart the computer and press <F2> during the Power On Self Test to enter the system setup program. b.
Open the Security menu and select the TPM Security menu option.
c.
Set the TPM security state to On.
d.
Press <Esc> to exit the setup program. Click Save/Exit if prompted.
NOTE: If the TPM on this system is being used for the first time, follow step 3. If the TPM on this system has been used before, skip step 3 and go to
step 4.
3.
4.
5.
Perform software vendor activation.
a.
Boot the Microsoft Windows operating system.
b.
Launch the Broadcom Secure Foundation Platform initialization wizard.
c.
Follow the on-screen instructions to perform "Vendor Activation". This operation is executed only once on any system. The system restarts
automatically.
Physically activate the TPM.
a.
Restart the computer and press <F2> during the Power On Self Test to enter system setup program again.
b.
Open the Security menu and select the TPM Activation menu option.
c.
Set the TPM activation state to Activate. Changes to this field take effect immediately.
Initialize the TPM owner and user passwords.
a.
Launch the Broadcom Secure Foundation Platform initialization wizard after the operating system reboots.
b.
Follow the wizard instructions for creating the TPM owner, user passwords, and credentials.
NOTE: Encryption is supported by the TPM only if it is supported by the operating system. For more information see "Broadcom Secure Foundation
Getting Started Guide" and the help files that came with the software.
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Power Management
Dell™ Latitude™ X1 User's Guide
Power Management Tips
Power Management Wizard
Power Management Modes
Power Options Properties
Power Management Tips
NOTE: See "Using a Battery" for more information on conserving battery power.
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Connect the computer to an electrical outlet when possible because battery life is largely determined by the number of times the battery is charged.
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Place the computer in standby mode or hibernate mode when you leave the computer unattended for long periods of time.
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You can use the Power Management Wizard to configure the computer to enter or exit power management modes by pressing the power button,
closing the display, or pressing <Fn><Esc>.
Power Management Wizard
NOTE: The Power Management Wizard is not available if you have restricted access rights.
Click or double-click the
icon to open the Power Management Wizard.
The first two screens of the wizard—Welcome and What is Power Management?—describe and define various power management options.
NOTE: On the What is Power Management? screen, you can select Do not show this page again. When you select this option, the Welcome screen also
does not appear again.
Use the screens that follow Welcome and What is Power Management? to set various power management options, including sleep modes, power schemes,
and low battery-charge alarms.
Setting Sleep Modes
The screen defines standby and hibernate modes. From the screen you can:
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Set standby-mode password options.
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Enable or disable hibernate mode.
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Select how the computer will respond when you close the display:
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Choose no action.
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Enter standby mode.
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Enter hibernate mode.
Select how the computer will respond when you press the power button:
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Choose no action.
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Enter standby mode.
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Enter hibernate mode.
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Shut down the operating system and turn off the computer.
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Prompt a user for an action (Ask me what to do).
Select how the computer will respond when you press <Fn><Esc>:
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Choose no action.
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Enter standby mode.
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Enter hibernate mode.
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Shut down Microsoft Windows and turn off the computer.
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Prompt a user for an action (Ask me what to do).
Selecting a Power Scheme
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NOTE: When your computer is running on battery power, the Network Disabled power scheme disables your internal network and wireless activity.
When your computer is connected to an electrical outlet, the Network Disabled power scheme disables only your wireless activity. You must set the
power scheme through QuickSet (not Microsoft® Windows®) for the Network Disabled power scheme to work.
The screen allows you to select, create, and edit power scheme settings. In addition, you can delete power schemes that you create, but you cannot delete
Dell™ QuickSet predefined power schemes (Maximum Battery, Maximum Performance, Presentation, and Wireless Disabled).
You can change a QuickSet predefined power scheme through the Windows Power Options Properties window. To restore the default QuickSet values for a
power scheme, you can do one of the following:
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Set the power scheme through the QuickSet Power Management Wizard.
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Exit QuickSet, use the Start menu to open QuickSet, and select the power scheme again.
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Exit QuickSet and any open programs, restart your computer, open QuickSet, and select the power scheme through the QuickSet menu options.
NOTE: QuickSet automatically adds the word (QuickSet) after the names of power schemes created using QuickSet.
All QuickSet power schemes are displayed in a drop-down menu near the center of the screen. The power settings for each scheme in the menu are listed
below the menu. The power settings are listed separately for when the computer is running on battery or connected to an electrical outlet.
The Power Management Wizard also allows you to associate the display brightness level with a power scheme. You must enable brightness-level power
schemes through QuickSet in order to set the brightness level.
The display brightness, internal network-card activity, and wireless activity features are not available through the Control Panel power schemes. In order to
make use of these value-added features, you must set them through QuickSet power schemes.
NOTE: Brightness shortcut keys only affect the display on your portable computer, not monitors that you attach to your portable computer. If your
computer is in CRT only mode and you try to change the brightness level, the Brightness Meter appears, but the brightness level on the monitor does
not change.
Setting Battery Alarms and Actions
The screen allows you to enable the low-battery and critical-battery alarms and to change settings for the alarms. For example, you can set the low-battery
alarm to 20 percent to remind you to save work and switch to AC power, and you can set the critical-battery alarm to 10 percent to enter hibernate mode.
From the screen, you can:
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Select whether the alarm will notify you by sound or text.
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Adjust the power level at which you want the alarm to notify you.
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Select how the computer will respond when the alarm notifies you:
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Choose no action.
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Enter standby mode.
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Enter hibernate mode.
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Shut down Windows and turn off the computer.
Completing the Power Management Wizard
The screen summarizes the QuickSet power scheme, sleep mode, and battery alarm settings for your computer. Review the settings you have selected and
click Finish.
For more information about QuickSet, right-click the
icon in the taskbar and click Help.
Power Management Modes
Standby Mode
Standby mode conserves power by turning off the display and the hard drive after a predetermined period of inactivity (a time-out). When the computer exits
standby mode, it returns to the same operating state it was in before entering standby mode.
NOTICE: If your computer loses AC and battery power while in standby mode, it may lose data.
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Press the power button.
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Close the display.
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Press <Fn><Esc>.
To exit standby mode, press the power button or open the display depending on how you set the options on the Advanced tab. You cannot make the
computer exit standby mode by pressing a key or touching the touch pad.
Hibernate Mode
Hibernate mode conserves power by copying system data to a reserved area on the hard drive and then completely turning off the computer. When the
computer exits hibernate mode, it returns to the same operating state it was in before entering hibernate mode.
NOTICE: You cannot remove devices while your computer is in hibernate mode.
Your computer enters hibernate mode if the battery charge level becomes critically low.
To manually enter hibernate mode:
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In Windows XP, click the Start button, click Turn off computer, press and hold <Shift>, and then click Hibernate.
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Depending on how you set the power management options on the Advanced tab in the Power Options Properties window, use one of the following
methods to enter hibernate mode:
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Press the power button.
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Close the display.
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Press <Fn><Esc>.
To exit hibernate mode, press the power button. The computer may take a short time to exit hibernate mode. You cannot make the computer exit hibernate
mode by pressing a key or touching the touch pad. For more information on hibernate mode, see the documentation that came with your operating system.
Power Options Properties
The Power Options Properties window helps you to manage power consumption and monitor battery charge status. To access the Windows Power Options
Properties window, click the Start button® Control Panel® Performance and Maintenance® Power Options.
Power Schemes Tab
The Power schemes drop-down menu displays the selected preset power scheme. Keep the default Portable/Laptop power scheme to maximize battery
power.
Windows XP controls the performance level of the processor depending on the power scheme you select. You do not need to make any further adjustments to
set the performance level.
Each preset power scheme has different time-out settings for entering standby mode, turning off the display, and turning off the hard drive. For more
information on power management options, see the Help and Support Center.
Alarms Tab
NOTE: To enable audible alarms, click each Alarm Action button and select Sound alarm.
The Low battery alarm and Critical battery alarm settings alert you with a message when the battery charge falls below a certain percentage. When you
receive your computer, the Low battery alarm and Critical battery alarm check boxes are selected. It is recommended that you continue to use these
settings. See "Using a Battery" for more information on low-battery warnings.
Power Meter Tab
The Power Meter tab displays the current power source and amount of battery charge remaining.
Advanced Tab
The Advanced tab allows you to:
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Program the following functions (depending on your operating system):
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Prompt a user for an action (Ask me what to do).
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Enter standby mode.
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Enter hibernate mode.
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Shut down Windows and turn off the computer.
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Choose no action (None or Do nothing).
To program these functions, click an option from the corresponding drop-down menu and then click OK.
Hibernate Tab
The Hibernate tab lets you enable hibernate mode by clicking the Enable hibernate support check box.
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Clicking the QuickSet Icon
Double-Clicking the QuickSet Icon
Right-Clicking the QuickSet Icon
Dell QuickSet runs from the
icon located in the taskbar and functions differently when you click, double-click, or right-click the icon.
Clicking the QuickSet Icon
Click the
icon to perform the following tasks:
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Adjust power management settings using the Power Management Wizard.
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Adjust the size of icons and toolbars.
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Select a power scheme that you set in the Power Management Wizard.
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Turn presentation mode on or off.
Double-Clicking the QuickSet Icon
Double-click the
icon to adjust power management settings using the Power Management Wizard.
Right-Clicking the QuickSet Icon
Right-click the
icon to perform the following tasks:
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Enable or disable the Brightness Meter on the screen.
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Turn wireless activity on or off.
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View Dell QuickSet Help.
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View the version and copyright date of the QuickSet program installed on your computer.
For more information about QuickSet, right-click the
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icon in the taskbar and click Help.
Restoring Your Operating System
Dell™ Latitude™ X1 User's Guide
Using Microsoft® Windows® XP System Restore
Reinstalling Microsoft Windows XP
Using Microsoft® Windows® XP System Restore
The Microsoft Windows XP operating system provides System Restore to allow you to return your computer to an earlier operating state (without affecting
data files) if changes to the hardware, software, or other system settings have left the computer in an undesirable operating state. See the Windows Help
and Support Center for information on using System Restore.
NOTICE: Make regular backups of your data files. System Restore does not monitor your data files or recover them.
NOTE: The procedures in this document were written for the Windows default view, so they may not work if you set your Dell™ computer to the Windows Classic view.
Creating a Restore Point
1.
Click the Start button and click Help and Support.
2.
Click System Restore.
3.
Follow the instructions on the screen.
Restoring the Computer to an Earlier Operating State
NOTICE: Before you restore the computer to an earlier operating state, save and close any open files and exit any open programs. Do not alter, open,
or delete any files or programs until the system restoration is complete.
1.
Click the Start button, point to All Programs® Accessories® System Tools, and then click System Restore.
2.
Ensure that Restore my computer to an earlier time is selected and click Next.
3.
Click a calendar date to which you want to restore your computer.
The Select a Restore Point screen provides a calendar that allows you to see and select restore points. All calendar dates with available restore points
appear in boldface type.
4.
Select a restore point and click Next.
If a calendar date has only one restore point, then that restore point is automatically selected. If two or more restore points are available, click the
restore point that you prefer.
5.
Click Next.
The Restoration Complete screen appears after System Restore finishes collecting data and then the computer restarts.
6.
After the computer restarts, click OK.
To change the restore point, you can either repeat the steps using a different restore point, or you can undo the restoration.
Undoing the Last System Restore
NOTICE: Before you undo the last system restore, save and close all open files and exit any open programs. Do not alter, open, or delete any files or
programs until the system restoration is complete.
1.
Click the Start button, point to All Programs® Accessories® System Tools, and then click System Restore.
2.
Click Undo my last restoration and click Next.
Enabling System Restore
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If you reinstall Windows XP with less than 200 MB of free hard-disk space available, System Restore is automatically disabled. To see if System Restore is
enabled:
1.
Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
2.
Click Performance and Maintenance.
3.
Click System.
4.
Click the System Restore tab.
5.
Ensure that Turn off System Restore is unchecked.
Reinstalling Microsoft Windows XP
NOTICE: You must use Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1) or later when you reinstall Windows XP.
Before You Begin
If you are considering reinstalling the Windows XP operating system to correct a problem with a newly installed driver, first try using Windows XP Device Driver
Rollback. If Device Driver Rollback does not resolve the problem, then use System Restore to return your operating system to the operating state it was in
before you installed the new device driver.
NOTICE: Before performing the installation, back up all data files on your primary hard drive. For conventional hard drive configurations, the primary
hard drive is the first drive detected by the computer.
To reinstall Windows XP, you need the following items:
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Dell™ Operating System CD
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Dell Drivers and Utilities CD
NOTE: The Drivers and Utilities CD contains drivers that were installed during assembly of the computer. Use the Drivers and Utilities CD to load any
required drivers.
Reinstalling Windows XP
To reinstall Windows XP, perform all the steps in the following sections in the order in which they are listed.
The reinstallation process can take 1 to 2 hours to complete. After you reinstall the operating system, you must also reinstall the device drivers, virus
protection program, and other software.
NOTICE: The Operating System CD provides options for reinstalling Windows XP. The options can overwrite files and possibly affect programs installed
on your hard drive. Therefore, do not reinstall Windows XP unless a Dell technical support representative instructs you to do so.
NOTICE: To prevent conflicts with Windows XP, disable any virus protection software installed on your computer before you reinstall Windows XP. See
the documentation that came with the software for instructions.
Booting From the Operating System CD
1.
Save and close any open files and exit any open programs.
2.
Insert the Operating System CD. Click Exit if the Install Windows XP message appears.
3.
Restart the computer.
4.
Press <F2> immediately after the DELL™ logo appears. If the operating system logo appears, wait until you see the Windows desktop, and then shut down the computer and try again.
5.
Press the arrow keys to select CD-ROM, and press <Enter>.
6.
When the Press any key to boot from CD message appears, press any key.
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When the Windows XP Setup screen appears, press <Enter>.
2.
Read the information on the Microsoft Windows Licensing Agreement screen, and press <F8> to accept the license agreement.
3.
If your computer already has Windows XP installed and you want to recover your current Windows XP data, type r to select the repair option, and
remove the CD.
4.
If you want to install a new copy of Windows XP, press <Esc> to select that option.
5.
Press <Enter> to select the highlighted partition (recommended), and follow the instructions on the screen.
The Windows XP Setup screen appears, and the operating system begins to copy files and install the devices. The computer automatically restarts
multiple times.
NOTE: The time required to complete the setup depends on the size of the hard drive and the speed of your computer.
NOTICE: Do not press any key when the following message appears: Press any key to boot from the CD.
6.
When the Regional and Language Options screen appears, select the settings for your location and click Next.
7.
Enter your name and organization (optional) in the Personalize Your Software screen, and click Next.
8.
9.
At the Computer Name and Administrator Password window, enter a name for your computer (or accept the one provided) and a password, and click
Next.
If the Modem Dialing Information screen appears, enter the requested information and click Next.
10.
Enter the date, time, and time zone in the Date and Time Settings window, and click Next.
11.
If the Networking Settings screen appears, click Typical and click Next.
12.
If you are reinstalling Windows XP Professional and you are prompted to provide further information regarding your network configuration, enter your
selections. If you are unsure of your settings, accept the default selections.
Windows XP installs the operating system components and configures the computer. The computer automatically restarts.
NOTICE: Do not press any key when the following message appears: Press any key to boot from the CD.
13.
When the Welcome to Microsoft screen appears, click Next.
14.
When the How will this computer connect to the Internet? message appears, click Skip.
15.
When the Ready to register with Microsoft? screen appears, select No, not at this time and click Next.
16.
When the Who will use this computer? screen appears, you can enter up to five users.
17.
Click Next.
18.
Click Finish to complete the setup, and remove the CD.
19.
Reinstall the appropriate drivers with the Drivers and Utilities CD.
20.
Reinstall your virus protection software.
21.
Reinstall your programs.
NOTE: To reinstall and activate your Microsoft Office or Microsoft Works Suite programs, you need the Product Key number located on the back of the
Microsoft Office or Microsoft Works Suite CD sleeve.
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Using the System Setup Program
Dell™ Latitude™ X1 User's Guide
Overview
Viewing the System Setup Screens
System Setup Screens
Commonly Used Options
Overview
NOTE: Your operating system may automatically configure most of the options available in system setup, thus overriding options that you set through
system setup. (An exception is the External Hot Key option, which you can disable or enable only through system setup.) For more information on
configuring features for your operating system, see the Microsoft® Windows® XP Help and Support Center.
You can use system setup as follows:
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To verify information about the computer's current configuration, such as the amount of system memory
After you set up the computer, run system setup to familiarize yourself with your system configuration information and optional settings. You may want to
write down the information for future reference.
The system setup screens display the current setup information and settings for your computer, such as:
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System configuration
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Boot order
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Boot (start-up) configuration settings
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Basic device-configuration settings
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System security and hard-drive password settings
NOTICE: Unless you are an expert computer user or are directed to do so by Dell technical support, do not change the system setup settings. Certain
changes might make your computer work incorrectly.
Viewing the System Setup Screens
1.
2.
Turn on (or restart) your computer.
When the DELL™ logo appears, press <F2> immediately. If you wait too long and the Windows logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Windows desktop. Then shut down your computer and try again.
System Setup Screens
The System Setup screen consists of three panes. The left pane contains a menu of control categories. To show or hide subcategories, select a category (such
as System, Onboard Devices, or Video) and press the <Enter> key. The right pane displays information about the category or subcategory.
The bottom pane describes how to control system setup with key functions. Use the keys to select a category, modify settings, or exit system setup.
Commonly Used Options
Certain options require that you reboot the computer for new settings to take effect.
Changing the Boot Sequence
The boot sequence, or boot order, tells the computer where to look to find the software needed to start the operating system. You can control the boot
sequence and enable/disable devices using the Boot Sequence page of system setup.
NOTE: To change the boot sequence on a one-time-only basis, see "Performing a One-Time Boot."
The Boot Sequence page displays a general list of the bootable devices that may be installed in your computer, including but not limited to the following:
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Internal HDD
During the boot routine, the computer starts at the top of the list and scans each enabled device for the operating system start-up files. When the computer
finds the files, it stops searching and starts the operating system.
To control the boot devices, select (highlight) a device by pressing the down-arrow or up-arrow key, and then enable or disable the device or change its order
in the list.
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To enable or disable a device, highlight the item and press the space bar. Enabled items appear with a number next to them; disabled items do not
have a number next to them.
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To reorder a device in the list, highlight the device and then press <U> or <D> to move the highlighted device up or down.
Boot sequence changes take effect as soon as you save the changes and exit system setup.
Performing a One-Time Boot
You can set a one-time-only boot sequence without entering system setup. (You can also use this procedure to boot the Dell Diagnostics on the diagnostics
utility partition on your hard drive.)
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2.
3.
Shut down the computer through the Start menu.
Turn on the computer. When the DELL logo appears, press <F12> immediately. If you wait too long and the Windows logo appears, continue to wait
until you see the Windows desktop. Then shut down your computer and try again.
When the boot device list appears, highlight the device from which you want to boot and press <Enter>.
The computer boots to the selected device.
The next time you reboot the computer, the previous boot order is restored.
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Solving Problems
Dell™ Latitude™ X1 User's Guide
Drive Problems
CompactFlash Card Problems
E-Mail, Modem, and Internet Problems
Power Problems
Error Messages
Printer Problems
IEEE 1394 Device Problems
Scanner Problems
Keyboard Problems
Sound and Speaker Problems
Lockups and Software Problems
Touch Pad or Mouse Problems
Memory Problems
Video and Display Problems
Network Problems
Drive Problems
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.
Fill out the Diagnostics Checklist as you complete these checks.
Ensure that Microsoft® Windows® recognizes the drive — Click the Start button and click My Computer. If the floppy, CD, or DVD drive, is
not listed, perform a full scan with your antivirus software to check for and remove viruses. Viruses can sometimes prevent Windows from
recognizing the drive.
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Insert a bootable floppy disk and restart the computer.
Clean the drive or disk — See "Cleaning Your Computer."
Ensure that the CD is snapped onto the spindle
Check the cable connections
Check for hardware incompatibilities
Run the Dell Diagnostics — See "Using the Dell Diagnostics."
CD and DVD drive problems
NOTE: Because of different regions worldwide and different disc formats, not all DVD titles work in all DVD drives.
Problems writing to a CD/DVD-RW drive
Close other programs — The CD/DVD-RW drive must receive a steady stream of data when writing. If the stream is interrupted, an error
occurs. Try closing all programs before you write to the CD/DVD-RW.
Turn off Standby mode in Windows before writing to a CD/DVD-RW disc — See "Power Management" or search for the keyword standby
in the Windows Help and Support Center for information on power management modes.
Change the write speed to a slower rate — See the help files for your CD or DVD creation software.
Hard drive problems
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Allow the computer to cool before turning it on — A hot hard drive may prevent the operating system from starting. Try allowing the
computer to return to room temperature before turning it on.
Run Check Disk — 1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Click the Start button and click My Computer.
Right-click Local Disk C:.
Click Properties.
Click the Tools tab.
Under Error-checking, click Check Now.
Click Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors.
Click Start.
E-Mail, Modem, and Internet Problems
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.
NOTE: Connect the modem to an analog telephone jack only. The modem does not operate while it is connected to a digital telephone network.
Check the Microsoft Outlook® Express Security Settings — If you cannot open your e-mail attachments:
1.
2.
In Outlook Express, click Tools, click Options, and then click Security.
Click Do not allow attachments to remove the checkmark.
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Verify that the telephone line is connected to the jack on the modem. (The jack has either a green label or a connector-shaped icon
next to it.)
Ensure that you hear a click when you insert the telephone line connector into the modem.
Disconnect the telephone line from the modem and connect it to a telephone. Listen for a dial tone.
If you have other telephone devices sharing the line, such as an answering machine, fax machine, surge protector, or line splitter,
then bypass them and connect the modem directly to the telephone wall jack. If you are using a line that is 3 m (10 ft) or more in length, try a shorter one.
Run the Modem Helper diagnostics — Click the Start button, point to All Programs, and then click Modem Helper. Follow the instructions
on the screen to identify and resolve modem problems. (Modem Helper is not available on all computers.)
Verify that the modem is communicating with Windows — 1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
Click Printers and Other Hardware.
Click Phone and Modem Options.
Click the Modems tab.
Click the COM port for your modem.
Click Properties, click the Diagnostics tab, and then click Query Modem to verify that the modem is communicating with Windows.
Ensure that you are connected to the Internet — Ensure that you have subscribed to an Internet provider. With the Outlook Express email program open, click File. If Work Offline has a checkmark next to it, click the checkmark to remove it and connect to the Internet. For
help, contact your Internet service provider.
Scan the computer for spyware — If you are experiencing slow computer performance, you frequently receive pop-up advertisements, or
you are having problems connecting to the Internet, your computer might be infected with spyware. Use an anti-virus program that includes
anti-spyware protection (your program may require an upgrade) to scan the computer and remove spyware. For more information, go to
support.dell.com and search for the keyword spyware.
Error Messages
Fill out the Diagnostics Checklist as you complete these checks.
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CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.
If the message is not listed, see the documentation for the operating system or the program that was running when the message appeared.
Auxiliary device failure — The touch pad or external mouse may be faulty. For an external mouse, check the cable connection. Enable the
Pointing Device option in the system setup program. If the problem persists, contact Dell.
Bad command or file name — Ensure that you have spelled the command correctly, put spaces in the proper place, and used the correct
pathname.
Cache disabled due to failure — The primary cache internal to the microprocessor has failed. Contact Dell.
CD drive controller failure — The CD drive does not respond to commands from the computer. See "Solving Problems."
Data error — The hard drive cannot read the data. See "Solving Problems."
Decreasing available memory — One or more memory modules may be faulty or improperly seated. Contact Dell.
Disk C: failed initialization — The hard drive failed initialization. Run the hard drive tests as described in "Using the Dell Diagnostics."
Drive not ready — The operation requires a hard drive in the bay before it can continue. Install a hard drive in the hard drive bay.
Error reading card — The computer cannot identify the CompactFlash card or secure digital card. Reinsert the card or try another PC Card.
Extended memory size has changed — The amount of memory recorded in NVRAM does not match the memory installed in the computer.
Restart the computer. If the error appears again, contact Dell.
Gate A20 failure — A memory module may be loose. Contact Dell.
General failure — The operating system is unable to carry out the command. The message is usually followed by specific information—for
example, Printer out of paper. Take the appropriate action.
Hard-disk drive configuration error — The computer cannot identify the drive type. Run the Hard-Disk Drive tests as described in "Using the
Dell Diagnostics."
Hard-disk drive controller failure 0 — The hard drive does not respond to commands from the computer. Run the Hard-Disk Drive tests as
described in "Using the Dell Diagnostics."
Hard-disk drive failure — The hard drive does not respond to commands from the computer. Run the Hard-Disk Drive tests as described in
"Using the Dell Diagnostics."
Hard-disk drive read failure — The hard drive may be defective. Run the Hard-Disk Drive tests as described in "Using the Dell Diagnostics."
Insert bootable media — The operating system is trying to boot to a nonbootable CD. Insert a CD.
Invalid configuration information-please run System Setup Program — The system configuration information does not match the
hardware configuration. The message is most likely to occur after a memory module is installed. Correct the appropriate options in the
system setup program.
Keyboard clock line failure — For external keyboards, check the cable connection. Run the Keyboard Controller test as described in "Using
the Dell Diagnostics."
Keyboard controller failure — For external keyboards, check the cable connection. Restart the computer, and avoid touching the keyboard
or the mouse during the boot routine. Run the Keyboard Controller test as described in "Using the Dell Diagnostics."
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Keyboard data line failure — For external keyboards, check the cable connection. Run the Keyboard Controller test as described in "Using
the Dell Diagnostics."
Keyboard stuck key failure — For external keyboards or keypads, check the cable connection. Restart the computer, and avoid touching the
keyboard or keys during the boot routine. Run the Stuck Key test as described in "Using the Dell Diagnostics."
Memory address line failure at address, read value expecting value — A memory module may be faulty or improperly seated. Contact Dell.
Memory allocation error — The software you are attempting to run is conflicting with the operating system, another program, or a utility.
Shut down the computer, wait 30 seconds, and then restart it. Try to run the program again. If the error message still appears, see the
software documentation.
Memory data line failure at address, read value expecting value — A memory module may be faulty or improperly seated. Contact Dell.
Memory double word logic failure at address, read value expecting value — A memory module may be faulty or improperly seated.
Contact Dell.
Memory odd/even logic failure at address, read value expecting value — A memory module may be faulty or improperly seated. Contact
Dell.
Memory write/read failure at address, read value expecting value — A memory module may be faulty or improperly seated. Contact Dell.
No boot device available — The computer cannot find the hard drive. If the hard drive is your boot device, ensure that the drive is installed,
properly seated, and partitioned as a boot device.
No boot sector on hard drive — The operating system may be corrupted. Contact Dell.
No timer tick interrupt — A chip on the system board may be malfunctioning. Run the System Set tests as described in "Using the Dell
Diagnostics."
Operating system not found — The hard drive apparently failed. Contact Dell.
Optional ROM bad checksum — The optional ROM apparently failed. Contact Dell.
A required .DLL file was not found — The program that you are trying to open is missing an essential file. Remove and then reinstall the
program.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
Click Add or Remove Programs.
Select the program you want to remove.
Click Remove or Change/Remove and follow the prompts on the screen.
See the program documentation for installation instructions.
Sector not found — The operating system cannot locate a sector on the hard drive. You may have a defective sector or corrupted FAT on the
hard drive. Run the Windows error-checking utility to check the file structure on the hard drive. See the Help and Support Center for
instructions. If a large number of sectors are defective, back up the data (if possible), and then reformat the hard drive.
Seek error — The operating system cannot find a specific track on the hard drive.
Shutdown failure — A chip on the system board may be malfunctioning. Run the System Set tests as described in "Using the Dell
Diagnostics."
Time-of-day clock lost power — System configuration settings are corrupted. Connect your computer to an electrical outlet to charge the
battery. If the problem persists, try to restore the data by entering the system setup program. Then immediately exit the program. See
"Using the System Setup Program." If the message reappears, Contact Dell.
Time-of-day clock stopped — The reserve battery that supports the system configuration settings may require recharging. Connect your
computer to an electrical outlet to charge the battery. If the problem persists, Contact Dell.
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Time-of-day not set-please run the System Setup program — The time or date stored in the system setup program does not match the
system clock. Correct the settings for the Date and Time options. See "Using the System Setup Program."
Timer chip counter 2 failed — A chip on the system board may be malfunctioning. Run the System Set tests as described in "Using the Dell
Diagnostics."
Unexpected interrupt in protected mode — The keyboard controller may be malfunctioning, or a memory module may be loose. Run the
System Memory tests and the Keyboard Controller test as described in "Using the Dell Diagnostics."
x:\ is not accessible. The device is not ready — Insert a disk into the drive and try again.
Warning: Battery is critically low — The battery is running out of charge. Replace the battery, or connect the computer to an electrical
outlet. Otherwise, activate hibernate mode or shut down the computer.
IEEE 1394 Device Problems
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.
Ensure that the IEEE 1394 device is properly inserted into the connector
Ensure that the IEEE 1394 device is recognized by Windows — 1.
2.
Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
Click Printers and Other Hardware.
If your IEEE 1394 device is listed, Windows recognizes the device.
If you have problems with a Dell-provided IEEE 1394 device —
Contact Dell.
If you have problems with an IEEE 1394 device not provided by Dell — Contact the IEEE 1394 device manufacturer.
Keyboard Problems
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.
Fill out the Diagnostics Checklist as you perform the various checks.
NOTE: Use the integrated keyboard when working in MS-DOS® mode or when running the Dell Diagnostics or the system setup program. When you
attach an external keyboard, the integrated keyboard remains fully functional.
External Keyboard problems
Check the keyboard cable — Shut down the computer. Disconnect the keyboard cable and check it for damage, and firmly reconnect the
cable.
If you are using a keyboard extension cable, disconnect it and connect the keyboard directly to the computer.
Check the external keyboard —
1.
2.
3.
4.
Shut down the computer, wait 1 minute, and turn it on again.
Verify that the numbers, capitals, and scroll lock lights on the keyboard blink during the boot routine.
From the Windows desktop, click the Start button, point to Programs, point to Accessories, and click Notepad.
Type some characters on the external keyboard and verify that they appear on the display.
If you cannot verify these steps, you may have a defective external keyboard.
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To verify that the problem is with the external keyboard, check the integrated keyboard —
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Shut down the computer.
Disconnect the external keyboard.
Turn on the computer.
From the Windows desktop, click the Start button, point to Programs, point to Accessories, and click Notepad.
Type some characters on the external keyboard and verify that they appear on the display.
If the characters appear now but did not with the external keyboard, you may have a defective external keyboard. Contact Dell.
Run the keyboard diagnostics tests — Run the PC-AT Compatible Keyboards tests in the Using the Dell Diagnostics. If the tests indicate a
defective external keyboard, contact Dell.
Unexpected characters
Disable the numeric keypad — Press <Num Lk> to disable the numeric keypad if numbers are displayed instead of letters. Verify that the
numbers lock light is not lit.
Lockups and Software Problems
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.
The computer does not start up
Ensure that the AC adapter is firmly connected to the computer and to the electrical outlet
The computer stops responding
NOTICE: You might lose data if you are unable to perform an operating system shutdown.
Turn the computer off — If you are unable to get a response by pressing a key on your keyboard or moving your mouse, press and hold
the power button for at least 8 to 10 seconds until the computer turns off. Then restart your computer.
A program stops responding
End the program — 1.
2.
3.
4.
Press <Ctrl><Shift><Esc> simultaneously.
Click Applications.
Click the program that is no longer responding.
Click End Task.
A program crashes repeatedly
NOTE: Software usually includes installation instructions in its documentation or on a floppy disk or CD.
Check the software documentation — If necessary, uninstall and then reinstall the program.
A program is designed for an earlier Windows operating system
If you are using Windows XP, run the Program Compatibility Wizard — The Program Compatibility Wizard configures a program so it runs
in an environment similar to non-Windows XP operating system environments.
1.
Click the Start button, point to All Programs® Accessories, and then click Program Compatibility Wizard.
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2.
3.
In the welcome screen, click Next.
Follow the instructions on the screen.
A solid blue screen appears
Turn the computer off — If you are unable to get a response by pressing a key on your keyboard or moving your mouse, press and hold
the power button for at least 8 to 10 seconds until the computer turns off. Then restart your computer.
Other software problems
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Ensure that your computer meets the minimum hardware requirements needed to run the software. See the software documentation
for information.
Ensure that the program is installed and configured properly.
Verify that the device drivers do not conflict with the program.
If necessary, uninstall and then reinstall the program.
Back up your files immediately
Use a virus-scanning program to check the hard drive, floppy disks, or CDs
Save and close any open files or programs and shut down your computer through the Start menu
Scan the computer for spyware — If you are experiencing slow computer performance, you frequently receive pop-up advertisements, or
you are having problems connecting to the Internet, your computer might be infected with spyware. Use an anti-virus program that includes
anti-spyware protection (your program may require an upgrade) to scan the computer and remove spyware. For more information, go to
support.dell.com and search for the keyword spyware.
Run the Dell Diagnostics — If all tests run successfully, the error condition is related to a software problem.
Memory Problems
Fill out the Diagnostics Checklist as you complete these checks.
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.
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See the software documentation for minimum memory requirements. Run the Using the Dell Diagnostics.
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Network Problems
Fill out the Diagnostics Checklist as you complete these checks.
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.
Check the network cable connector — Ensure that the network cable is firmly inserted into both the network connector on the back of the
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computer and the network jack.
Check the network lights on the network connector — No light indicates that no network communication exists. Replace the network
cable.
Restart the computer and log on to the network again
Check your network settings — Contact your network administrator or the person who set up your network to verify that your network
settings are correct and that the network is functioning.
CompactFlash Card Problems
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.
Check the CompactFlash Card — Ensure that the card is properly inserted into the connector.
Ensure that the card is recognized by Windows — Double-click the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the Windows taskbar. Ensure that
the card is listed.
If you have problems with a Dell-provided CompactFlash Card — Contact Dell.
If you have problems with a PC Card not provided by Dell — Contact the PC Card manufacturer.
Power Problems
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.
Check the power light — When the power light is lit or blinking, the computer has power. If the power light is blinking, the computer is in
standby mode—press the power button to exit standby mode. If the light is off, press the power button to turn on the computer.
Charge the battery — The battery charge may be depleted.
1.
2.
3.
Reinstall the battery.
Use the AC adapter to connect the computer to an electrical outlet.
Turn on the computer.
Check the battery status light — If the battery status light flashes orange or is a steady orange the battery charge is low or depleted.
Connect the computer to an electrical outlet.
If the battery status light flashes green and orange, the battery is too hot to charge. Shut down the computer, disconnect the computer from
the electrical outlet, and then let the battery and computer cool to room temperature.
If the battery status light rapidly flashes orange, the battery may be defective. Contact Dell.
Check the battery temperature — If the battery temperature is below 0° C (32° F), the computer will not start up.
Test the electrical outlet — Ensure that the electrical outlet is working by testing it with another device, such as a lamp.
Check the AC adapter — Check the AC adapter cable connections. If the AC adapter has a light, ensure that the light is on.
Connect the computer directly to an electrical outlet — Bypass power protection devices, power strips, and the extension cable to verify
that the computer turns on.
Eliminate possible interference — Turn off nearby fans, fluorescent lights, halogen lamps, or other appliances.
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Adjust the power properties — See "Power Management."
Ensuring Sufficient Power for Your Computer
Your computer is designed to use the 50-W AC adapter; for optimum system performance, you should always use this adapter. You can also use the 65-W and
90-W AC adapters used in other Dell™ portable computers.
Printer Problems
Fill out the Diagnostics Checklist as you complete these checks.
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.
NOTE: If you need technical assistance for your printer, contact the printer's manufacturer.
Check the printer documentation — See the printer documentation for setup and troubleshooting information.
Ensure that the printer is turned on
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Ensure that the printer cables are securely connected to the printer and the computer.
Test the electrical outlet — Ensure that the electrical outlet is working by testing it with another device, such as a lamp.
Verify that the printer is recognized by Windows —
1.
2.
Click the Start button, click Control Panel, and then click Printers and Other Hardware.
Click View installed printers or fax printers.
If the printer is listed, right-click the printer icon.
3.
Click Properties and click the Ports tab. For a USB printer, ensure that the Print to the following port(s): setting is USB.
Reinstall the printer driver — See the printer documentation for instructions
Scanner Problems
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.
NOTE: If you need technical assistance for your scanner, contact the scanner's manufacturer.
Check the scanner documentation — See the scanner documentation for setup and troubleshooting information.
Unlock the scanner — Ensure that your scanner is unlocked if it has a locking tab or button.
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Ensure that the scanner cables are securely connected to the scanner and the computer.
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Verify that the scanner is recognized by Microsoft Windows — 1.
2.
Click the Start button, click Control Panel, and then click Printers and Other Hardware.
Click Scanners and Cameras.
If your scanner is listed, Windows recognizes the scanner.
Reinstall the scanner driver — See the scanner documentation for instructions.
Sound and Speaker Problems
Fill out the Diagnostics Checklist as you complete these checks.
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.
No sound from integrated speakers
Adjust the Windows volume control — Double-click the speaker icon in the lower-right corner of your screen. Ensure that the volume is
turned up and that the sound is not muted. Adjust the volume, bass, or treble controls to eliminate distortion.
Adjust the volume using keyboard shortcuts — Press <Fn><End> to disable (mute) or reenable the integrated speakers.
Reinstall the sound (audio) driver — See "Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities."
No sound from external speakers
NOTE: The volume control in some MP3 players overrides the Windows volume setting. If you have been listening to MP3 songs, ensure that you did not
turn the player volume down or off.
Ensure that the subwoofer and the speakers are turned on — See the setup diagram supplied with the speakers. If your speakers have
volume controls, adjust the volume, bass, or treble to eliminate distortion.
Adjust the Windows volume control — Click or double-click the speaker icon in the lower-right corner of your screen. Ensure that the
volume is turned up and that the sound is not muted.
Disconnect headphones from the headphone connector — Sound from the speakers is automatically disabled when headphones are
connected to the computer's front-panel headphone connector.
Test the electrical outlet — Ensure that the electrical outlet is working by testing it with another device, such as a lamp.
Eliminate possible interference — Turn off nearby fans, fluorescent lights, or halogen lamps to check for interference.
Reinstall the audio driver — See "Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities."
Run the Dell Diagnostics — See "Using the Dell Diagnostics.
No sound from headphones
Check the headphone cable connection — Ensure that the headphone cable is securely inserted into the headphone connector.
Adjust the Windows volume control — Click or double-click the speaker icon in the lower-right corner of your screen. Ensure that the
volume is turned up and that the sound is not muted.
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Touch Pad or Mouse Problems
Check the touch pad settings —
1.
2.
3.
Click the Start button, click Control Panel, and then click Printers and Other Hardware.
Click Mouse.
Try adjusting the settings.
Check the mouse cable — Shut down the computer. Disconnect the mouse cable, check it for damage, and firmly reconnect the cable.
If you are using a mouse extension cable, disconnect it and connect the mouse directly to the computer.
To verify that the problem is with the mouse, check the touch pad —
1.
2.
3.
4.
Shut down the computer.
Disconnect the mouse.
Turn on the computer.
At the Windows desktop, use the touch pad to move the cursor around, select an icon, and open it.
If the touch pad operates correctly, the mouse may be defective.
Check the system setup program settings — Verify that the system setup program lists the correct device for the pointing device option.
(The computer automatically recognizes a USB mouse without making any setting adjustments.)
Test the mouse controller — To test the mouse controller (which affects pointer movement) and the operation of the touch pad or mouse
buttons, run the Mouse test in the Pointing Devices test group in the Using the Dell Diagnostics.
Reinstall the touch pad driver — See "Reinstalling Drivers and Utilities."
Video and Display Problems
Fill out the Diagnostics Checklist as you complete these checks.
CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions in the Product Information Guide.
If the display is blank
NOTE: If you are using a program that requires a higher resolution than your computer supports, it is recommended that you attach an external monitor
to your computer.
Check the battery — If you are using a battery to power your computer, the battery charge may be depleted. Connect the computer to an
electrical outlet using the AC adapter, and turn on the computer.
Test the electrical outlet — Ensure that the electrical outlet is working by testing it with another device, such as a lamp.
Check the AC adapter — Check the AC adapter cable connections. If the AC adapter has a light, ensure that the light is on.
Connect the computer directly to an electrical outlet — Bypass power protection devices, power strips, and the extension cable to verify
that the computer turns on.
Adjust the power properties — Search for the keyword standby in the Windows Help and Support Center.
Switch the video image — If your computer is attached to an external monitor, press <Fn><F8> to switch the video image to the display.
If the display is difficult to read
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Adjust the brightness — Press <Fn> and the up- or down-arrow.
Move the external subwoofer away from the computer or monitor — If your external speaker system includes a subwoofer, ensure that
the subwoofer is at least 60 cm (2 ft) away from the computer or external monitor.
Eliminate possible interference — Turn off nearby fans, fluorescent lights, halogen lamps, or other appliances.
Rotate the computer to face a different direction — Eliminate sunlight glare, which can cause poor picture quality.
Adjust the Windows display settings —
1.
2.
3.
4.
Click the Start button and then click Control Panel.
Click Appearance and Themes.
Click the area you want to change or click the Display icon.
Try different settings for Color quality and Screen resolution.
Run the Video diagnostics tests — If no error message appears and you still have a display problem, but the display is not completely blank,
run the Video device group in the Using the Dell Diagnostics. Then contact Dell.
See "Error Messages" — If an error message appears, see "Error Messages."
If only part of the display is readable
Connect an external monitor —
1.
2.
Shut down your computer and connect an external monitor to the computer.
Turn on the computer and the monitor and adjust the monitor brightness and contrast controls.
If the external monitor works, the computer display or video controller may be defective. Contact Dell.
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Specifications
Dell™ Latitude™ X1 User's Guide
Microprocessor Microprocessor types
Intel® Pentium® M
L1 cache
32 KB (internal)
L2 cache
2,048 KB
External bus frequency
400 MHz
System Information System chip set
Intel 915GMS
Data bus width
64 bits
DRAM bus width
64 bits
Microprocessor address bus width
32 bits
Flash EPROM
8 MB
Graphics bus
Intel UMA integrated graphics architecture
PCI bus
33 MHz
Memory Architecture
DDR2
Memory module connector
one user-accessible SODIMM socket
Memory module capacities
256, 512, 1024 MB
Memory type
1.8-V DDR2 SODIMM
Standard memory
256 MB
Maximum memory
1,280 MB
Clock speed
400 MHz
Ports and Connectors Video
15-hole connector
Audio
microphone connector, stereo headphone/speakers
connector
USB
one 4-pin USB 2.0-compliant connector
one 4-pin powered USB connector
Mini PCI
one Type IIIA Mini PCI card slot
Secure Digital memory slot
one secure digital memory slot
CompactFlash card slot
one CompactFlash card slot
Modem
RJ-11 port
Network adapter
RJ-45 port 10/100/1000 LAN
IEEE 1394
4-pin connector
Communications
Modem:
Type
integrated 56K v.92-capable modem daughter card
Controller
Conexant D110 MDC
Interface
internal AC'97 bus
Network adapter
10/100/1000 BaseT Bus Master Ethernet
Wireless
internal Mini PCI Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) wireless support
Video Video type
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integrated with Intel 915GMS chip set
Core frequency
133 MHz
Video controller
Intel 915GMS graphics
Video memory:
System memory, 128 MB
System memory, 256+ MB
LCD interface
Maximum memory allocation support based on total
system memory
WXGA
Audio Audio type
Sigmatel 9751
Intel AC'97
Stereo conversion
18-bit (stereo analog-to-digital) and 20-bit (stereo
digital-to-analog)
Interfaces:
Internal
AC'97
External
microphone-in connector, stereo
headphones/speakers connector
Speaker
1.0 W into one 8-ohm speaker
Internal speaker amplifier
1.0-W channel into 8 ohms mono
Volume controls
volume up/down menu, mute
Display Type (active-matrix TFT)
WXGA
Dimensions:
Height
157.82 mm (6.2 inches)
Width
263.04 mm (10.4 inches)
Diagonal
306.8 mm (12.1 inches)
Maximum resolutions
1280 x 3 (RGB) x 768 at 262,000 colors
Refresh rate
60 Hz
Operating angle
0º (closed) to 180º
Viewing angles:
Horizontal
± 40°
Vertical
+10°/–30°
Pixel pitch
0.205 mm horizontal x 0.205 mm vertical
Power Consumption:
Panel with backlight (typical)
Controls
4.5 W
brightness can be controlled through keyboard
shortcuts
Keyboard Number of keys
84 (U.S. and Canada); 85 (Europe); 88(Japan); 86
(Brazil)
Key travel
2.0 mm (0.08 inch)
Key spacing
18.0 mm (0.73 inch)
Layout
QWERTY/AZERTY/Kanji
Touch Pad X/Y position resolution (graphics table mode)
240 cpi
Size:
Width
50.1-mm (1.97-inch) sensor-active area
Height
38.2-mm (1.5-inch) rectangle
Battery Type
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3-cell 27-WHr "smart" lithium ion
6-cell 53-WHr "smart" lithium ion
Dimensions:
Height
21 mm (0.83 inch) (27-WHr battery)
21 mm (0.83 inch) (53-WHr battery)
Width
204 mm (8.03 inches) (27-WHr battery)
204 mm (8.03 inches) (53-WHr battery)
Depth
33.5 mm (1.32 inches) (27-WHr battery)
52.2 mm (2.06 inches) (53-WHr battery)
Weight
165 g (0.36 lb) (27-WHr battery)
310 g (0.68 lb) (53-WHr battery)
Voltage
11.1 VDC
Charge time (approximate):
Computer off
about 71 minutes with 27-WHr or 53-WHr battery
Express Charge time
Life span (approximate)
300 discharge/charge cycles
Temperature range:
Operating
0° to 35°C (32° to 95°F)
Storage
–40° to 65°C (–40° to 149°F)
AC Adapter Input voltage
100–240 VAC
Input current (maximum)
1.5 A
Input frequency
50–60 Hz
Output current (maximum)
2.64 A (continuous)
Output power
50 W
Rated output voltage
19.0 VDC
Dimensions:
Height
28.7 mm (1.13 inches)
Width
42 mm (1.66 inches)
Depth
96 mm (3.78 inches)
Weight (including cables and strap)
With 3-foot power cord
296 g (0.66 lb)
With 6-foot power cord
400 g (0.88 lbs)
Temperature range:
Operating
0° to 35°C (32° to 95°F)
Storage
–40° to 65°C (–40° to 149°F)
Physical Height
25.0 mm (approximately 0.98 inch), depending upon
point of measurement
Width
286 mm (11.26 inches)
Depth
196.8 mm (7.7 inches)
Weight
1140 g (2.52 lb) with 27-WHr battery
Environmental Temperature range:
Operating
0° to 35°C (32° to 95°F)
Storage
–40° to 65°C (–40° to 149°F)
Relative humidity (maximum):
Operating
10% to 90% (noncondensing, maximum)
Storage
5% to 95% (noncondensing, maximum
Maximum vibration (using a random-vibration spectrum that simulates user environment):
Operating
0.66 GRMS
Storage
1.30 GRMS
Maximum shock (measured with hard drive in head-parked position and 2 ms half-sine pulse):
Operating
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122 G
Storage
Altitude (maximum):
163 G
Operating
–15.2 to 3,048 m (–50 to 10,000 ft)
Storage
–15.2 to 10,668 m (–50 to 35,000 ft)
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Travelling with Your Computer
Dell™ Latitude™ X1 User's Guide
Identifying Your Computer
Packing the Computer
Travel Tips
Identifying Your Computer
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Write down your Service Tag and store it in a safe place away from the computer or carrying case. Use the Service Tag if you need to report a loss or
theft to law enforcement officials and to Dell.
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Create a file on the Microsoft® Windows® desktop called if_found. Place information such as your name, address, and phone number in this file.
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Packing the Computer
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Fully charge the main battery and any spare batteries that you plan to carry with you.
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Shut down the computer.
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Disconnect the AC adapter.
NOTICE: When the display is closed, extraneous items on the keyboard or palm rest could damage the display.
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Remove any extraneous items, such as paper clips, pens, and paper, from the keyboard and palm rest and close the display.
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Use the optional Dell™ carrying case to pack the computer and its accessories together safely.
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Protect the computer, the batteries, and the hard drive from hazards such as extreme temperatures and overexposure to sunlight, dirt, dust, or liquids.
NOTICE: If the computer has been exposed to extreme temperatures, allow it to acclimate to room temperature for 1 hour before turning it on.
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NOTICE: Do not check the computer as baggage.
Travel Tips
NOTICE: Do not move the computer while using the optical drive. Doing so can result in loss of data.
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Consider disabling wireless activity on your computer to maximize battery operating time. To disable wireless activity, press<Fn><F2>.
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Consider changing your power management options to maximize battery operating time.
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If you are travelling internationally, carry proof of ownership—or of your right to use the computer if it is company-owned—to speed your passage
through customs. Investigate the customs regulations of the countries you plan to visit, and consider acquiring an international carnet (also known as a
merchandise passport) from your government.
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Ensure that you know which electrical outlets are used in the countries you will visit, and have appropriate power adapters.
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Travelling by Air
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NOTICE: Do not walk the computer through a metal detector. Send the computer through an X-ray machine or have it hand-inspected.
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airlines forbid the use of electronic devices during takeoff and landing.
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If Your Computer Is Lost or Stolen
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number be assigned and write down the number, along with the name, address, and phone number of the law enforcement agency. If possible, obtain
the name of the investigating officer.
NOTE: If you know where the computer was lost or stolen, call a law enforcement agency in that area. If you do not know, call a law enforcement
agency where you live.
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Contact Dell customer service to report the missing computer. Provide the computer Service Tag, the case number, and the name, address, and phone
number of the law enforcement agency to which you reported the missing computer. If possible, give the name of the investigating officer.
The Dell customer service representative will log your report under the computer Service Tag and flag the computer as missing or stolen. If someone calls Dell
for technical assistance and gives your Service Tag, the computer is identified automatically as missing or stolen. The representative will attempt to get the
phone number and address of the caller. Dell will then contact the law enforcement agency to which you made the report of the missing computer.
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Connecting to a Wireless Local Area Network
Dell™ Latitude™ X1 User's Guide
Determining Your Network Type
Connecting to a Wireless Network in Microsoft® Windows® XP
NOTE: These networking instructions do not apply to internal cards with Bluetooth® wireless technology or cellular products.
NOTE: To configure a wireless computer running the Microsoft® Windows® 2000 operating system, see the user's guide that came with your wireless
network adapter.
Determining Your Network Type
NOTE: Most wireless networks are of the infrastructure type.
Wireless networks fall into two categories—infrastructure networks and ad-hoc networks. An infrastructure network uses routers or access points to connect
several computers. An ad-hoc network does not use routers or access points and consists of computers that broadcast to one another. For additional
assistance with setting up your wireless connection, go to support.dell.com and search for the keyword wireless setup.
1 infrastructure network
2 a d-hoc network
Connecting to a Wireless Network in Microsoft® Windows® XP
Your wireless network card requires specific software and drivers in order to connect to a network. The software is already installed. If the software is
removed or corrupted, follow the instructions included in the user's guide for your wireless network card. The user's guide is located on your Drivers and
Utilities CD (that came with your computer) in the "User's Guides-Network User's Guides" category. The user's guide is also available on the Dell Support
website at support.dell.com.
When you turn on your computer, a pop-up appears from the network icon in the notification area (located in the lower-right corner of the Windows desktop)
whenever a network, for which your computer is not configured, is detected in the area.
1.
Click either the pop-up or the network icon to configure your computer for one of the available wireless networks.
The Wireless Network Connections window lists the wireless networks available in your area.
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2.
Click to select the network you want to configure, and then click Connect or double-click the network name in the list. If you select a secure network
(identified by a
icon), you must enter a WEP or WPA password when prompted.
NOTE: Network security settings are unique to your network. Dell cannot provide this information.
NOTE: Your computer can take up to 1 minute to connect to the network.
After your computer is configured for the wireless network you selected, another pop-up notifies you that your computer is connected to the network
you selected.
Thereafter, whenever you log on to your computer in the area of the wireless network, the same pop-up notifies you of the wireless network
connection.
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Using Microsoft® Windows® XP
Dell™ Latitude™ X1 User's Guide
Help and Support Center
Switching to Classic View
Desktop Cleanup Wizard
Transferring Information to a New Computer
User Accounts and Fast User Switching
Setting Up a Home and Office Network
Internet Connection Firewall
NOTE: Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Professional offer different features and appearances. Also, options available in Windows XP
Professional vary depending on whether the computer is connected to a domain.
Help and Support Center
The Help and Support Center provides help with the Windows XP operating system and other support and educational tools. To access the Help and Support
Center, click the Start button and click Help and Support.
Switching to Classic View
You can change the appearance of the Control Panel, the Start menu, and the Windows desktop to the classic view of previous Windows operating systems.
Control Panel
The Control Panel presents information as task-oriented categories. If you are accustomed to performing a particular task with the icon-oriented classic
Control Panel, you can switch to the classic icon view.
1.
Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
2.
Click Switch to Classic View or Switch to Category View in the upper-left area of the Control Panel window.
Start Menu
1.
Right-click the empty area on the taskbar.
2.
Click Properties.
3.
Click the Start Menu tab.
4.
Select Classic Start Menu and click OK.
Window and Button Appearance
1.
Right-click anywhere on the main desktop screen and click Properties.
2.
Click the Appearance tab.
3.
From the Windows and buttons drop-down menu, select Windows Classic style.
4.
To customize color, font, and other classic desktop options, click Advanced.
5.
When you have completed your appearance selections, click OK.
Desktop Cleanup Wizard
By default, the Desktop Cleanup Wizard moves program icons that are not frequently used from your desktop to a designated folder 7 days after you first
start your computer and every 60 days after that. The appearance of the Start menu changes as program icons are moved.
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To turn off the Desktop Cleanup Wizard:
1.
Right-click an empty spot on the desktop and click Properties.
2.
Click the Desktop tab and click Customize Desktop.
3.
Click Run Desktop Cleanup Wizard every 60 days to remove the check mark.
4.
Click OK.
To run the Desktop Cleanup Wizard at any time:
1.
Right-click an empty spot on the desktop and click Properties.
2.
Click the Desktop tab and click Customize Desktop.
3.
Click Clean Desktop Now.
4.
When the Desktop Cleanup Wizard appears, click Next.
5.
In the list of shortcuts, deselect any shortcuts you want to leave on the desktop and then click Next.
6.
Click Finish to remove the shortcuts and close the wizard.
Transferring Information to a New Computer
The Microsoft® Windows® XP operating system provides a Files and Settings Transfer wizard to move data from the source computer to the new computer.
You can move data such as:
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E-mails
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Toolbar settings
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Window sizes
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Internet bookmarks
You can transfer the data to the new computer over a network or serial connection, or you can store it on a removable medium, such as a writable CD or
floppy disk, for transfer to the new computer.
NOTE: You can transfer information from the old computer to the new computer by directly connecting a serial cable to the input/output (I/O) ports of
the two computers. To transfer data over a serial connection, you must access the Network Connections utility from the Control Panel and perform
additional configuration steps, such as setting up an advanced connection and designating the host computer and the guest computer.
For instructions on setting up a direct cable connection between two computers, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base Article #305621, titled How to Set
Up a Direct Cable Connection Between Two Computers in Windows XP.
For transferring information to a new computer, you must run the Files and Settings Transfer wizard. You can use the Operating System CD for this process or
you can create a Wizard disk with the Transfer Wizard utility.
Running the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard With the Operating System CD
NOTE: This procedure requires the Operating System CD. This CD is optional and may not be included with all computers.
To prepare the new computer for the file transfer:
1.
Start the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard.
2.
When the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard welcome screen appears, click Next.
3.
On the Which computer is this? screen, click New Computer and click Next.
4.
On the Do you have a Windows XP CD? screen, click I will use the wizard from the Windows XP CD and click Next.
5.
When the Now go to your old computer screen appears, go to your old or source computer. Do not click Next at this time.
To copy data from the old computer:
1.
On the old computer, insert the Windows XP Operating System CD.
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On the Welcome to Microsoft Windows XP screen, click Perform additional tasks.
3.
Under What do you want to do?, click Transfer files and settings.
4.
On the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard welcome screen, click Next.
5.
On the Which computer is this? screen, click Old Computer and click Next.
6.
On the Select a transfer method screen, click the transfer method you prefer.
7.
On the What do you want to transfer? screen, select the items you want to transfer and click Next.
After the information has been copied, the Completing the Collection Phase screen appears.
8.
Click Finish.
To transfer data to the new computer:
1.
On the Now go to your old computer screen on the new computer, click Next.
2.
On the Where are the files and settings? screen, select the method you chose for transferring your settings and files and click Next.
The wizard reads the collected files and settings and applies them to your new computer.
When all of the settings and files have been applied, the Finished screen appears.
3.
Click Finished and restart the new computer.
Running the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard Without the Operating System CD
To run the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard without the Operating System CD, you must create a Wizard disk that will allow you to create a backup image file
to removable media.
To create a Wizard disk, use your new computer with Windows XP and perform the following steps:
1.
Click the Start button.
2.
Click Files and Settings Transfer Wizard.
3.
When the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard welcome screen appears, click Next.
4.
On the Which computer is this? screen, click New Computer and click Next.
5.
On the Do you have a Windows XP CD? screen, click I want to create a Wizard Disk in the following drive: and click Next.
6.
Insert the removable media, such as a floppy disk or CD, and click OK.
7.
When the disk creation completes and the Now go to your old computer message appears, do not click Next.
8.
Go to the old computer.
To copy data from the old computer:
1.
On the old computer, insert the removable Wizard Disk.
2.
Click the Start button and click Run.
3.
In the Open field on the Run window, type in a:\fastwiz and click OK.
4.
On the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard welcome screen, click Next.
5.
On the Which computer is this? screen, click Old Computer and click Next.
6.
On the Select a transfer method screen, click the transfer method you prefer.
7.
On the What do you want to transfer? screen, select the items you want to transfer and click Next.
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After the information has been copied, the Completing the Collection Phase screen appears.
8.
Click Finish.
To transfer data to the new computer:
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2.
On the Now go to your old computer screen on the new computer, click Next.
On the Where are the files and settings? screen, select the method you chose for transferring your settings and files and click Next. Follow the
instructions on the screen.
The wizard reads the collected files and settings and applies them to your new computer.
When all of the settings and files have been applied, the Finished screen appears.
3.
Click Finished and restart the new computer.
NOTE: For more detailed information about this procedure, see the dell.support.com website for document #PA1089586, titled: How Do I Transfer Files
From My Old Computer to My New Dell Computer Using the Microsoft® Windows® XP Operating System?
User Accounts and Fast User Switching
Adding User Accounts
After the Microsoft® Windows® XP operating system is installed, the administrator or a user with administrator rights can create additional user accounts.
1.
Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
2.
In the Control Panel window, click User Accounts.
3.
Under Pick a task, click Create a new account.
4.
Under Name the new account, type the name of the new user and click Next.
5.
Under Pick an account type, click one of the following options:
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Computer administrator — You can change all computer settings.
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Limited — You can change only your own personal settings, such as your password. You cannot install programs or use the Internet.
NOTE: Additional options may be available, depending on whether you are using Windows XP Home Edition or Windows XP Professional. Also, options
available in Windows XP Professional vary depending on whether your computer is connected to a domain.
6.
Click Create Account.
Fast User Switching
NOTE: Fast User Switching is unavailable if your computer is running Windows XP Professional and is a member of a computer domain, or if your
computer has less than 128 MB of memory.
Fast User Switching allows multiple users to access one computer without requiring the previous user to log off.
1.
Click the Start button and click Log Off.
2.
In the Log Off Windows window, click Switch User.
When you use Fast User Switching, programs that previous users were using remain running in the background, which might slow your computer's response
time. Also, multimedia programs, such as games and DVD software, might not work with Fast User Switching. For more information, see the Windows Help and
Support Center.
Setting Up a Home and Office Network
The Windows XP operating system provides a Network Setup Wizard to guide you through the process of sharing files, printers, or an Internet connection
between computers in a home or small office.
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Click the Start button, point to All Programs® Accessories® Communications, and then click Network Setup Wizard.
2.
On the welcome screen, click Next.
3.
Click Checklist for creating a network.
NOTE: Selecting the connection method This computer connects directly to the Internet enables the integrated firewall provided with Windows XP
4.
Complete the checklist and required preparations, and return to the Network Setup Wizard.
5.
Follow the instructions on the screen.
Internet Connection Firewall
The Internet Connection Firewall provides basic protection from unauthorized access to the computer while the computer is connected to the Internet. The
firewall is automatically enabled when you run the Network Setup Wizard. When the firewall is enabled for a network connection, the firewall icon appears
with a red background in the Network Connections portion of the Control Panel.
Note that enabling the Internet Connection Firewall does not reduce the need for virus-checking software.
For more information, see the Windows Help and Support Center.
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