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Note
Before using this information and the product it supports, be sure to read the Safety and Warranty Guide that came with this
product and Appendix B, “Notices,” on page 65.
Second Edition (October 2007)
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Contents
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . v
Chapter 1. Important safety information
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Chapter 2. Arranging your workspace . . 3
Comfort . . . . . . . . .
Glare and lighting . . . . .
Air circulation . . . . . . .
Electrical outlets and cable lengths
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Chapter 3. Setting up your computer . . 5
Connecting your computer . . . . . . . .
Turning on computer power . . . . . . . .
Finishing the software installation . . . . . .
Completing important tasks . . . . . . . .
Updating your operating system . . . . . .
Installing other operating systems . . . . . .
Updating your antivirus software . . . . . .
Shutting down the computer . . . . . . .
Installing external options . . . . . . . .
Features for machine types: 6008, 6068, 6074, 6079,
6082, 9012, 9018, 9087, 9096, 9163, 9172, 9193 . .
Features for machine types: 6010, 6069, 6075, 6081,
6086, 9013, 9019, 9088, 9160, 9164, 9174, 9194, 9304,
9323, 9326 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Features for machine types: 6019, 6064, 6066, 6067,
6072, 6073, 6077, 6078, 6087, 6088, 9181, 9196, 9325,
9330 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Features for machine types: 6062, 6065, 6071, 6076,
6089, 9011, 9014, 9071, 9089, 9162, 9182, 9303 . .
Specifications for machine types: 6008, 6068, 6074,
6079, 6082, 9012, 9018, 9087, 9096, 9163, 9172, 9193
Specifications for machine types: 6010, 6069, 6075,
6081, 6086, 9013, 9019, 9088, 9160, 9164, 9174, 9194,
9304, 9323, 9326 . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specifications for machine types: 6019, 6064, 6066,
6067, 6072, 6073, 6077, 6078, 6087, 6088, 9181, 9196,
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Specifications for machine types: 6062, 6065, 6071,
6076, 6089, 9011, 9014, 9071, 9089, 9162, 9182, 9303
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Chapter 4. Software overview . . . . . 29
Software provided with your Windows operating
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Software provided by Lenovo . . . . . . . 29
PC Doctor for WINPE, PC Doctor for Windows
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Chapter 5. Using the Setup Utility . . . 31
Starting the Setup Utility program .
Viewing and changing settings . .
Using passwords . . . . . .
Password considerations . . .
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Administrator Password . . . . . . . . .
Setting, changing, and deleting a password . . .
Using Security Profile by Device . . . . . . .
Selecting a startup device . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting a temporary startup device . . . . .
Selecting or changing the startup device sequence
Advanced settings . . . . . . . . . . . .
Exiting from the Setup Utility program . . . . .
Chapter 6. Updating system programs
Using system programs . .
Updating (flashing) BIOS from
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Diagnostic programs . .
PC-Doctor for Windows
PC-Doctor for DOS . .
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Creating and using the Product Recovery disc .
Performing backup and recovery operations .
Using the Rescue and Recovery workspace . .
Creating and using rescue media . . . . .
Creating and using a Recovery Repair diskette
Recovering or installing device drivers . . .
Setting a rescue device in the startup sequence
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Information resources . . . . . . . .
Online Books folder . . . . . . .
ThinkVantage Productivity Center . . .
Access Help . . . . . . . . . .
Safety and Warranty . . . . . . .
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Help and service . . . . . . . . .
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Appendix A. Manual modem
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Extended AT commands . . . .
MNP/V.42/V.42bis/V.44 commands
Fax Class 1 commands . . . .
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Introduction
This User Guide contains the following information:
v Chapter 1, “Important safety information,” on page 1 provides information about
where to find safety information for this product.
v Chapter 2, “Arranging your workspace,” on page 3 provides information about
setting up your computer for comfort and the impact of light sources, air
circulation, and electrical outlets.
v Chapter 3, “Setting up your computer,” on page 5 provides information about
setting up your computer and software and operating system installation.
v Chapter 4, “Software overview,” on page 29 contains an overview of the factory
installed software installed on your computer.
v Chapter 5, “Using the Setup Utility,” on page 31 provides instructions on how to
view and change the configuration settings of your computer.
v Chapter 6, “Updating system programs,” on page 35 provides information about
updating POST/BIOS and how to recover from a POST/BIOS update failure.
v Chapter 7, “Troubleshooting and diagnostics,” on page 37 provides information
about basic troubleshooting and diagnostic tools for your computer.
v Chapter 8, “Recovering software,” on page 45 provides instructions on how to
use the ThinkVantage® Rescue and Recovery™ program to create product
recovery disks, back up data, recover software, and restore the entire contents of
your hard disk to a previously saved state.
v Chapter 9, “Getting information, help, and service,” on page 53 provides
information about the wide variety of helpful resources available from Lenovo.
v Appendix A, “Manual modem commands,” on page 57 provides commands for
manually programming your modem.
v Appendix B, “Notices,” on page 65 provides notices and trademark information.
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Chapter 1. Important safety information
CAUTION:
Before using this manual, it is important that you read and understand all the
related safety information for this product. Refer to the Safety and Warranty Guide
that you received with this product for the latest safety information. Reading
and understanding this safety information reduces the risk of personal injury
and or damage to your product.
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Chapter 2. Arranging your workspace
To get the most from your computer, arrange both the equipment you use and
your work area to suit your needs and the kind of work you do. Your comfort is of
foremost importance, but light sources, air circulation, and the location of electrical
outlets can also affect the way you arrange your workspace.
Comfort
Although no single working position is ideal for everyone, here are a few
guidelines to help you find a position that suits you best.
Sitting in the same position for a long time can cause fatigue. The backrest and
seat of your chair should adjust independently and provide good support. The seat
should have a curved front to relieve pressure on the thighs. Adjust the seat so
that your thighs are parallel to the floor and your feet are either flat on the floor or
on a footrest.
When using the keyboard, keep your forearms parallel to the floor and your wrists
in a comfortable position. Use a light touch on the keyboard and your hands and
fingers relaxed. Change the angle of the keyboard for maximum comfort by
adjusting the position of the keyboard feet.
Viewing Distance
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Adjust the monitor so the top of the screen is at, or slightly below, eye level. Place
the monitor at a comfortable viewing distance, usually 51 to 61 cm (20 to 24 in.),
and position it so you can view it without having to twist your body. Also,
position other equipment you use regularly, such as the telephone or a mouse,
within easy reach.
Glare and lighting
Position the monitor to minimize glare and reflections from overhead lights,
windows, and other light sources. Reflected light from shiny surfaces can cause
annoying reflections on your monitor screen. Place the monitor at right angles to
windows and other light sources, when possible. Reduce overhead lighting, if
necessary, by turning off lights or using lower wattage bulbs. If you install the
monitor near a window, use curtains or blinds to block the sunlight. You can adjust
the brightness and contrast controls on the monitor as the room lighting changes
throughout the day.
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Where it is impossible to avoid reflections or to adjust the lighting, an antiglare
filter placed over the screen might be helpful. However, these filters might affect
the clarity of the image on the screen; try them only after you have exhausted
other methods of reducing glare.
Dust buildup compounds problems associated with glare. Remember to clean your
monitor screen periodically using a soft cloth moistened with a nonabrasive liquid
glass cleaner.
Air circulation
Your computer and monitor produce heat. The computer has a fan that pulls in
fresh air and forces out hot air. The monitor lets hot air escape through vents.
Blocking the air vents can cause overheating, which might result in a malfunction
or damage. Place the computer and monitor so that nothing blocks the air vents;
usually, 51 mm (2 in.) of air space is sufficient. Also, make sure the vented air is
not blowing on someone else.
Electrical outlets and cable lengths
The location of electrical outlets, the length of power cords and cables that connect
to the monitor, printer, and other devices might determine the final placement of
your computer.
When arranging your workspace:
v Avoid the use of extension cords. When possible, plug the computer power cord
directly into an electrical outlet.
v Keep power cords and cables neatly routed away from walkways and other
areas where they might get kicked accidentally.
For more information about power cords, refer to the Safety and Warranty Guide
that was provided with your computer.
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Chapter 3. Setting up your computer
Read and understand the Safety and Warranty Guide before you set up your
computer. Reading and understanding the safety information reduces the risk of
personal injury and or damage to your product.
Set up your computer in the best possible work area that suits your needs and
habits. For more information, see Chapter 2, “Arranging your workspace,” on page
3.
Connecting your computer
Use the following information when connecting your computer.
v Look for the small connector icons on the back of your computer. Match the
connectors to the icons.
v If your computer cables and connector panel have color-coded connectors, match
the color of the cable end with the color of the connector. For example, match a
blue cable end with a blue connector or a red cable end with a red connector.
Note: Depending on your model type, your computer might not have all of the
connectors that are described in this section.
1. Check the position of the voltage-selection switch on the rear of the computer.
Use a ballpoint pen to slide the switch, if necessary.
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Note: Some computers do not have a voltage switch. These computers
automatically control the voltage.
v If the voltage supply range is 100–127 V ac, set the switch to 115 V.
v If the voltage supply range is 200–240 V ac, set the switch to 230 V.
2. Connect the keyboard cable to the appropriate keyboard connector, either the
standard keyboard connector 1 or the Universal Serial Bus (USB) connector
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Note: Some models will have keyboards with a fingerprint reader. After you
setup and turn on your computer, refer to the Access Help online help
system for information about your fingerprint reader. See “Access
Help” on page 54 for instructions on how to open the online help
system.
3. Connect the USB mouse cable to the USB connector.
4. Connect the monitor cable to the monitor connector on the computer.
v If you have a Video Graphics Array (VGA) Standard monitor, connect the
cable to the connector as shown.
Note: If your model has two monitor connectors, be sure to use the
connector on the graphics adapter.
v If you have a digital video interface (DVI) monitor, your computer must
have an adapter installed that supports the DVI monitor. Connect the cable
to the connector as shown.
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This illustration shows the two connections on the back of the computer that are
needed to set up your modem.
In the United States and other countries or regions that use the RJ-11 telephone
outlet, attach one end of the telephone cable to the telephone and the other end to
the telephone connector on the back of the computer. Attach one end of the modem
cable to the modem connector on the back of the computer and the other end to the
telephone outlet.
In countries or regions that do not use RJ-11 telephone outlets, a splitter or converter
is required to attach the cables to the telephone outlet, as shown at the top of the
illustration. You also can use the splitter or converter without the telephone, as
shown at the bottom of the illustration.
6. If you have audio devices, attach them using the following instructions. For
more information about speakers, see steps 7 and 8 on page 8.
1 Audio line-in
2 Audio line-out
3 Microphone
4 Headphone
This connector receives audio signals from an external audio device,
such as a stereo system.
This connector sends audio signals from the computer to external
devices, such as powered stereo speakers.
Use this connector to attach a microphone to your computer when
you want to record sound or if you use speech-recognition software.
Use this connector to attach headphones to your computer when you
want to listen to music or other sounds without disturbing anyone.
This connector might be located on the front of the computer.
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7. If you have powered speakers with an ac adapter:
a. Connect the cable that runs between the speakers, if necessary. On some
speakers, this cable is permanently attached.
b. Connect the ac adapter cable to the speaker.
c. Connect the speakers to the computer.
d. Connect the ac adapter to the ac power source.
8. If you have unpowered speakers with no ac adapter:
a. Connect the cable that runs between the speakers, if necessary. On some
speakers, this cable is permanently attached.
b. Connect the speakers to the computer.
9. Connect any additional devices that you have. Your computer might not have
all connectors that are shown.
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1 USB
2 Serial
3 S-video
4 Parallel
5 Ethernet
6 MIDI/joystick
7 IEEE 1394
8 eSATA
Use this connector to attach a device that requires a USB connection,
such as a keyboard, mouse, scanner, printer, or personal digital
assistant (PDA).
Use this connector to attach an external modem, serial printer, or
other device that uses a 9-pin serial connector.
Use this connector to attach a television set that has an S-Video
connector. This connector is present on some high-performance video
adapters.
Use this connector to attach a parallel printer or any other device that
requires a 25-pin parallel connection.
Use this connector to attach the computer to an Ethernet-type local
area network or to a cable modem.
Important: To operate the computer within FCC limits when it is
connected to an Ethernet network, use a Category 5 Ethernet cable.
Use this connector to attach a joystick, gamepad, or a musical
instrument digital interface (MIDI) device such as a MIDI keyboard.
This connector is sometimes called Firewire because it transmits data
rapidly. There are two types of IEEE 1394 connectors: the 4-pin and
the 6-pin. IEEE 1394 offers connection to several types of consumer
electronics, including digital audio devices and scanners.
Use this connector to attach an external hard disk drive
10. Connect the power cords to properly grounded electrical outlets.
Note: For more information about connectors, refer to the Access Help online help
system. See “Access Help” on page 54 for instructions on how to open the
online help system.
Turning on computer power
Turn on the monitor and other external devices first, and then turn on the
computer. When the power-on self-test (POST) is finished, the logo window closes.
If your computer has preinstalled software, the software installation program
starts.
If you experience any problems during startup, see Chapter 7, “Troubleshooting
and diagnostics,” on page 37. For additional help, refer to Chapter 9, “Getting
information, help, and service,” on page 53. You can get help and information by
telephone through the Customer Support Center. Refer to the safety and warranty
information that is provided with your computer for the Service and Support
worldwide telephone list.
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Finishing the software installation
Important
Read the license agreements carefully before using the programs on this
computer. These agreements detail your rights, obligations, and warranties for
the software on this computer. By using these programs, you accept the terms
of the agreements. If you do not accept the agreements, do not use the
programs. Instead, promptly return the entire computer for a full refund.
The first time you start your computer, follow the instructions on the screen to
complete the software installation. If you do not complete the software installation
the first time the computer is turned on, unpredictable results might occur. When
the installation is complete, refer to the Access Help online help system to learn
more about your computer. See “Access Help” on page 54 for instructions on how
to open the online help system.
Note: Some models might have a multilingual version of Microsoft® Windows®
operating system preinstalled. If your computer has the multilingual
version, you will be prompted to choose a language during the installation
process. After installation, the language version can be changed through the
Windows Control Panel.
Completing important tasks
After you have set up your computer, perform the following tasks, which will save
you time and trouble later:
v Create a diagnostic CD image, diagnostic diskettes, or rescue media. Diagnostic
programs are used to test hardware components of your computer and report
operating-system-controlled settings that can cause hardware failures. Making a
diagnostic CD image, diagnostic diskettes, or rescue media ahead of time assures
that you will be able to run diagnostics if the Rescue and Recovery workspace
becomes inaccessible. For more information, see “PC-Doctor for DOS” on page
39 or “PC-Doctor for Windows PE” on page 41.
v Record your computer machine type, model, and serial number. If you need
service or technical support, you will probably be asked for this information. For
further information, refer to the safety and warranty information that is
provided with your computer.
Updating your operating system
Microsoft makes updates available for various operating systems through the
Microsoft Windows Update Web site. The Web site automatically determines what
Windows updates are available for your specific computer and lists those updates
only. Updates could include security fixes, new versions of Windows components
(such as media player), fixes to other portions of the Windows operating system,
or enhancements.
For more information about updating your operating system, refer to the Access
Help online help system . See “Access Help” on page 54 for instructions on how to
open the online help system.
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Installing other operating systems
If you install your own operating system, follow the instructions that come with
your operating system CDs or diskettes. Remember to install all device drivers
after you install your operating system. Installation instructions are usually
provided with the device drivers.
Updating your antivirus software
Your computer comes with antivirus software you can use to detect and eliminate
viruses. Lenovo provides a full version of antivirus software on your hard disk
with a free 90-day subscription. After 90 days, you must get a new virus definition.
For more information about updating your antivirus software, refer to the Access
Help online help system . See “Access Help” on page 54 for instructions on how to
open the online help system.
Shutting down the computer
When you turn off your computer, always follow the shutdown procedure for your
operating system. This prevents the loss of unsaved data or damage to your
software programs. To shut down the Microsoft Windows operating system, open
the Start menu from the Windows desktop, click Shut Down. Select Shut Down
from the drop down menu and click OK.
Installing external options
For information about installing external options for your computer, Refer to ″
Installing external options″ in the Hardware Installation and Replacement Guide.
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Features for machine types: 6008, 6068, 6074, 6079, 6082, 9012, 9018,
9087, 9096, 9163, 9172, 9193
This section provides an overview of the computer features and preinstalled
software.
System information
The following information covers a variety of models. For information for
your specific model, use the Setup Utility. See Chapter 5, “Using the Setup
Utility,” on page 31.
Microprocessor
v Intel® Pentium® dual-core processor
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Intel Core™ 2 Duo processor
Intel Core™ 2 Quad processor
Internal cache (size varies by model type)
Memory
v Support for four double data rate 2 dual inline memory modules (DDR2
DIMMs)
v Flash memory for system programs (varies by model type)
Internal drives
v Diskette drive (some models)
v Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA II) internal hard disk drive
v Optical drive (some models)
Video subsystem
v An integrated graphics controller for a Video Graphics Array (VGA) monitor
v Intel Graphics Media Accelerator with dual display support (ADD2 card is
needed for dual display)
v PCI Express (x16) graphics adapter connector on the system board
Audio subsystem
v HD with ADI 1882 Audio Codec
v Microphone and headphone connectors on the front panel
v Line in, line out, and microphone connectors on the rear panel
v Mono internal speaker
Connectivity
v 10/100/1000 Mbps integrated Ethernet controller
v Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) V.90 Data/Fax modem (some models)
System management features
v Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
(DHCP)
v Wake on LAN®
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v Wake on Ring (in the Setup Utility program, this feature is called Serial Port
Ring Detect for an external modem)
v Remote Administration
v Automatic power-on startup
v System Management (SM) BIOS and SM software
v Ability to store power-on self-test (POST) hardware test results
Input/output features
v 25-pin Extended Capabilities Port (ECP)/Extended Parallel Port (EPP)
v 9-pin serial connector
v Eight USB connectors (two on front panel and six on rear panel)
v Standard mouse connector
v Standard keyboard connector
v Ethernet connector
v VGA monitor connector
v Three audio connectors (line in, line out, and microphone) on rear panel
v Two audio connectors (microphone and headphone) on front panel
v One eSATA connector through PCI bracket (some models)
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Expansion
v Three drive bays
v Two 32-bit PCI adapter connector
v One PCI Express x1 adapter connector
Power
v 280 Watt power supply with autosensing voltage switching
v Automatic 50/60 Hz input frequency switching
v Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) support
Security features
v User and administrator passwords for BIOS access
v Support for the addition of an integrated cable lock (Kensington lock)
v Keyboard with fingerprint reader (some models, see the ThinkVantage
Productivity Center program for more information)
v Cover presence switch (some models)
v Startup sequence control
v Startup without diskette drive, keyboard, or mouse
v Unattended start mode
v Diskette and hard disk I/O control
v Serial and parallel port I/O control
v Security profile by device
Preinstalled software
Your computer might come with preinstalled software. If it does, an operating
system, device drivers to support built-in features, and other support programs are
included.
Operating systems, preinstalled (varies by model)
Note: Not all countries or regions have these operating systems.
v Microsoft Windows XP Home
v Microsoft Windows XP Professional
v Microsoft Windows Vista™
Operating systems, certified or tested for compatibility1 (varies by model)
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1. The operating systems listed here are being certified or tested for compatibility at the time this publication goes to press.
Additional operating systems might be identified by Lenovo as compatible with your computer following the publication of this
booklet. Corrections and additions to this list are subject to change. To determine if an operating system has been certified or
tested for compatibility, check the Web site of the operating system vendor.
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Features for machine types: 6010, 6069, 6075, 6081, 6086, 9013, 9019,
9088, 9160, 9164, 9174, 9194, 9304, 9323, 9326
This section provides an overview of the computer features and preinstalled
software.
System information
The following information covers a variety of models. For information for
your specific model, use the Setup Utility. See Chapter 5, “Using the Setup
Utility,” on page 31.
Microprocessor
v Intel® Pentium® dual core processor
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Intel Core™ 2 Duo processor
Intel Core™ 2 Quad processor
Internal cache (size varies by model type)
Memory
v Support for four double data rate 2 dual inline memory modules (DDR2
DIMMs)
v Flash memory for system programs (varies by model type)
Internal drives
v Diskette drive (some models)
v Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATAII) internal hard disk drive
v Optical drive (some models)
Video subsystem
v An integrated graphics controller for a Video Graphics Array (VGA) monitor
v Intel Graphics Media Accelerator with dual display support (ADD2 card is
needed for dual display)
v PCI Express (x16) graphics adapter connector on the system board
Audio subsystem
v HD with ADI 1882 Audio Codec
v Microphone and headphone connectors on the front panel
v Line in, line out, and microphone connectors on the rear panel
v Mono internal speaker
Connectivity
v 10/100/1000 Mbps integrated Ethernet controller
v Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) V.90 Data/Fax modem (some models)
System management features
v Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
(DHCP)
v Wake on LAN®
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v Wake on Ring (in the Setup Utility program, this feature is called Serial Port
Ring Detect for an external modem)
v Remote Administration
v Automatic power-on startup
v System Management (SM) BIOS and SM software
v Ability to store power-on self-test (POST) hardware test results
Input/output features
v 25-pin Extended Capabilities Port (ECP)/Extended Parallel Port (EPP)
v 9-pin serial connector
v Eight USB connectors (two on front panel and six on rear panel)
v Stasndard mouse connector
v Standard keyboard connector
v Ethernet connector
v VGA monitor connector
v Three audio connectors (line in, line out, and microphone) on rear panel
v Two audio connectors (microphone and headphone) on front panel
v One eSATA connector through PCI bracket (some models)
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Expansion
v Five drive bays
v Two 32-bit PCI adapter connector
v One PCI Express x1 adapter connector
Power
v 280 Watt power supply with manual voltage selection switch
v Automatic 50/60 Hz input frequency switching
v Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) support
Security features
v User and administrator passwords for BIOS access
v Support for the addition of an integrated cable lock (Kensington lock)
v Keyboard with fingerprint reader (some models, see the ThinkVantage
Productivity Center program for more information)
v Cover presence switch (some models)
v Startup sequence control
v Startup without diskette drive, keyboard, or mouse
v Unattended start mode
v Diskette and hard disk I/O control
v Serial and parallel port I/O control
v Security profile by device
Preinstalled software
Your computer might come with preinstalled software. If it does, an operating
system, device drivers to support built-in features, and other support programs are
included.
Operating systems, preinstalled (varies by model)
Note: Not all countries or regions have these operating systems.
v Microsoft Windows XP Home
v Microsoft Windows XP Professional
v Microsoft Windows Vista™
Operating systems, certified or tested for compatibility2 (varies by model)
Linux®
2. The operating systems listed here are being certified or tested for compatibility at the time this publication goes to press.
Additional operating systems might be identified by Lenovo as compatible with your computer following the publication of this
booklet. Corrections and additions to this list are subject to change. To determine if an operating system has been certified or
tested for compatibility, check the Web site of the operating system vendor.
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Features for machine types: 6019, 6064, 6066, 6067, 6072, 6073, 6077,
6078, 6087, 6088, 9181, 9196, 9325, 9330
This section provides an overview of the computer features and preinstalled
software.
System information
The following information covers a variety of models. For information for
your specific model, use the Setup Utility. See Chapter 5, “Using the Setup
Utility,” on page 31.
Microprocessor
v Intel® Pentium® dual core processor
v
v
v
v
Intel Celeron® processor
Intel Core™ 2 Duo processor
Intel Core™ 2 Quad processor
Internal cache (size varies by model type)
Memory
v Support for four double data rate 2 dual inline memory modules (DDR2
DIMMs)
v Flash memory for system programs (varies by model type)
Internal drives
v 3.5-inch, half-inch (slim) diskette drive (some models)
v Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATAII) internal hard disk drive
v Optical drive (some models)
Video subsystem
v An integrated graphics controller for a Video Graphics Array (VGA) monitor
v Intel Graphics Media Accelerator with dual display support (ADD2 card is
needed for dual display)
v PCI Express (x16) graphics adapter connector on the system board
Audio subsystem
v HD with ADI 1882 Audio Codec
v Microphone and headphone connectors on the front panel
v Line in, line out, and microphone connectors on the rear panel
v Mono internal speaker
Connectivity
v 10/100/1000 Mbps integrated Ethernet controller
v Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) V.90 Data/Fax modem (some models)
System management features
v Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
(DHCP)
v Wake on LAN®
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v Wake on Ring (in the Setup Utility program, this feature is called Serial Port
Ring Detect for an external modem)
v Remote Administration
v Automatic power-on startup
v System Management (SM) BIOS and SM software
v Ability to store power-on self-test (POST) hardware test results
Input/output features
v 25-pin Extended Capabilities Port (ECP)/Extended Parallel Port (EPP)
v 9-pin serial connector
v Eight USB connectors (two on front panel and six on rear panel)
v Ethernet connector
v VGA monitor connector
v Three audio connectors (line in, line out, nad microphone) on rear panel
v Two audio connectors (microphone and headphone) on front panel
v One eSATA connector on the rear panel
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Expansion
v Three drive bays
v One 32-bit PCI adapter connector
Power
v 280 Watt power supply with autosensing voltage switching
v Automatic 50/60 Hz input frequency switching
v Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) support
Security features
v User and administrator passwords for BIOS access
v Support for the addition of an integrated cable lock (Kensington lock)
v Keyboard with fingerprint reader (some models, see the ThinkVantage
Productivity Center program for more information)
v Cover presence switch (some models)
v Startup sequence control
v Startup without diskette drive, keyboard, or mouse
v Unattended start mode
v Diskette and hard disk I/O control
v Serial and parallel port I/O control
v Security profile by device
Preinstalled software
Your computer might come with preinstalled software. If it does, an operating
system, device drivers to support built-in features, and other support programs are
included.
Operating systems, preinstalled (varies by model)
Note: Not all countries or regions have these operating systems.
v Microsoft Windows XP Home
v Microsoft Windows XP Professional
v Microsoft Windows Vista™
Operating systems, certified or tested for compatibility3 (varies by model)
Linux®
3. The operating systems listed here are being certified or tested for compatibility at the time this publication goes to press.
Additional operating systems might be identified by Lenovo as compatible with your computer following the publication of this
booklet. Corrections and additions to this list are subject to change. To determine if an operating system has been certified or
tested for compatibility, check the Web site of the operating system vendor.
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Features for machine types: 6062, 6065, 6071, 6076, 6089, 9011, 9014,
9071, 9089, 9162, 9182, 9303
This section provides an overview of the computer features and preinstalled
software.
System information
The following information covers a variety of models. For information for
your specific model, use the Setup Utility. See Chapter 5, “Using the Setup
Utility,” on page 31.
Microprocessor
v Intel® Pentium® dual core processor
v
v
v
v
Intel Celeron® processor
Intel Core™ 2 Duo processor
Intel Core™ 2 Quad processor
Internal cache (size varies by model type)
Memory
v Support for two double data rate 2 dual inline memory modules (DDR2 DIMMs)
v Flash memory for system programs (varies by model type)
Internal drives
v Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATAII) internal hard disk drive
v Optical drive (some models)
Video subsystem
v An integrated graphics controller for a Video Graphics Array (VGA) monitor
v Intel Graphics Media Accelerator with dual display support (ADD2 card is
needed for dual display)
Audio subsystem
v HD with ADI 1882 Audio Codec
v Microphone and headphone connectors on the front panel
v Line in, and line out connectors on the rear panel
v Mono internal speaker
Connectivity
v 10/100/1000 Mbps integrated Ethernet controller
v Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) V.90 Data/Fax modem (some models)
System management features
v Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
(DHCP)
v Wake on LAN®
v Wake on Ring (in the Setup Utility program, this feature is called Serial Port
Ring Detect for an external modem)
v Remote Administration
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v Automatic power-on startup
v System Management (SM) BIOS and SM software
v Ability to store power-on self-test (POST) hardware test results
Input/output features
v 25-pin Extended Capabilities Port (ECP)/Extended Parallel Port (EPP)
v 9-pin serial connector
v Eight USB connectors (two on front panel and six on rear panel)
v
v
v
v
v
Ethernet connector
VGA monitor connector
Two audio connectors (line in, line out, nad microphone) on rear panel
Two audio connectors (microphone and headphone) on front panel
One eSATA connector on the rear panel
Expansion
v Two drive bays
v One 32-bit PCI adapter connector
Power
v 225 Watt power supply with autosensing voltage switching
v Automatic 50/60 Hz input frequency switching
v Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) support
Security features
v User and administrator passwords for BIOS access
v Support for the addition of an integrated cable lock (Kensington lock)
v Keyboard with fingerprint reader (some models, see the ThinkVantage
Productivity Center program for more information)
v Cover presence switch (some models)
v Startup sequence control
v Startup without diskette drive, keyboard, or mouse
v Unattended start mode
v Diskette and hard disk I/O control
v Serial and parallel port I/O control
v Security profile by device
Preinstalled software
Your computer might come with preinstalled software. If it does, an operating
system, device drivers to support built-in features, and other support programs are
included.
Operating systems, preinstalled (varies by model)
Note: Not all countries or regions have these operating systems.
v Microsoft Windows XP Home
v Microsoft Windows XP Professional
v Microsoft Windows Vista™
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Operating systems, certified or tested for compatibility4 (varies by model)
Linux®
4. The operating systems listed here are being certified or tested for compatibility at the time this publication goes to press.
Additional operating systems might be identified by Lenovo as compatible with your computer following the publication of this
booklet. Corrections and additions to this list are subject to change. To determine if an operating system has been certified or
tested for compatibility, check the Web site of the operating system vendor.
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Specifications for machine types: 6008, 6068, 6074, 6079, 6082, 9012,
9018, 9087, 9096, 9163, 9172, 9193
This section lists the physical specifications for your computer.
Note: The operating systems listed here are being certified or tested at the time
this publication is going to press. Additional operating systems might be
identified by Lenovo as compatible with your computer following the
publication of this booklet. Corrections and additions to this list are subject
to change. To determine if an operating system has been certified or tested
for compatibility, check the Web site of the operating system vendor.
Dimensions
Width: 325 mm (12.8 in.)
Height: 107 mm (4.21in.)
Depth: 410 mm (16.14 in.)
Weight
Minimum configuration as shipped: 8.2 kg (18 lbs)
Maximum configuration: 10.4 kg (23 lbs)
Environment
Air temperature:
Operating at 0 - 3000 ft (914.4 m): 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F)
Non-operating: -40° to 60°C (-40° to 140°F)
Humidity:
Operating: 10% to 80% (10% per hour, non condensing)
Non-operating: 10% to 90% (10% per hour)
Maximum altitude:
Operating: -50 to 10,000 ft (-15.2 to 3048 m)
Non-operating: -50 to 35,000 ft (-15.2 to 10.668)
Electrical input
Input voltage:
Low range:
Minimum: 100 V ac
Maximum: 127 V ac
Input frequency range: 50/60 Hz
Voltage switch setting: 115 V ac
High range:
Minimum: 200 V ac
Maximum: 240 V ac
Input frequency range: 50/60 Hz
Voltage switch setting: 230 V ac
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Specifications for machine types: 6010, 6069, 6075, 6081, 6086, 9013,
9019, 9088, 9160, 9164, 9174, 9194, 9304, 9323, 9326
This section lists the physical specifications for your computer.
Note: The operating systems listed here are being certified or tested at the time
this publication is going to press. Additional operating systems might be
identified by Lenovo as compatible with your computer following the
publication of this booklet. Corrections and additions to this list are subject
to change. To determine if an operating system has been certified or tested
for compatibility, check the Web site of the operating system vendor.
Dimensions
Width: 400 mm (15.7 in.)
Height: 175 mm (6.9 in.)
Depth: 432 mm (17.0in.)
Weight
Minimum configuration as shipped: 8.17 kg (18 lbs)
Maximum configuration: 10.21 kg (22.5lbs)
Environment
Air temperature:
Operating at 0 - 3000 ft (914.4 m): 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F)
Non-operating: -40° to 60°C (-40° to 140F)
Humidity:
Operating: 10% to 80% (10% per hour non-condensing)
Non-operating: 10% to 90% (10% per hour)
Maximum altitude:
Operating: -50 to 10,000 ft (-15.2 to 3048 m)
Non-operating: -50 to 35,000 ft (-15.2 to 10,668 m)
Electrical input
Input voltage:
Low range:
Minimum: 100 V ac
Maximum: 127 V ac
Input frequency range: 50/60 Hz
Voltage switch setting: 115 V ac
High range:
Minimum: 200 V ac
Maximum: 240 V ac
Input frequency range: 50/60 Hz
Voltage switch setting: 230 V ac
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Specifications for machine types: 6019, 6064, 6066, 6067, 6072, 6073,
6077, 6078, 6087, 6088, 9181, 9196, 9325, 9330
This section lists the physical specifications for your computer.
Note: The operating systems listed here are being certified or tested at the time
this publication is going to press. Additional operating systems might be
identified by Lenovo as compatible with your computer following the
publication of this booklet. Corrections and additions to this list are subject
to change. To determine if an operating system has been certified or tested
for compatibility, check the Web site of the operating system vendor.
Dimensions
Width: 317 mm (12.48 in.)
Height: 99 mm (3.9 in.)
Depth: 341 mm (13.4in.)
Weight
Minimum configuration as shipped: 6.32 kg (13.9 lbs)
Maximum configuration: 7.42 kg (16.4 lbs)
Environment
Air temperature:
Operating at 0 - 3000 ft (914.4 m): 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F)
Non-operating: -40° to 60°C (-40° to 140°F)
Humidity:
Operating: 10% to 80% (10% per hour, non-condensing)
Non-operating: 10% to 90%(10% per hour)
Maximum altitude:
Operating: -50 to 10,000 ft (-15.2 to 3048 m)
Non-operating: -50 to 35,000 ft (-15.2 to 10,668 m)
Electrical input
Input voltage:
Low range:
Minimum: 100 V ac
Maximum: 127 V ac
Input frequency range: 50/60 Hz
Voltage switch setting: 115 V ac
High range:
Minimum: 200 V ac
Maximum: 240 V ac
Input frequency range: 50/60 Hz
Voltage switch setting: 230 V ac
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Specifications for machine types: 6062, 6065, 6071, 6076, 6089, 9011,
9014, 9071, 9089, 9162, 9182, 9303
This section lists the physical specifications for your computer.
Dimensions
Width: 89 mm (3.5in.)
Height: 276 mm (10.9 in.)
Depth: 273 mm (10.7 in.)
Weight
Minimum configuration as shipped: 6.3 kg (13.4 lbs)
Maximum configuration: 6.4 kg (14.1 lbs)
Environment
Air temperature:
Operating at 0 - 3000 ft (914.4 m): 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F)
Non-operating: -40° to 60°C (-40° to 140°F)
Humidity:
Operating: 10% to 80% (10% per hour, non-condensing)
Non-operating: 10% to 90% (10% per hour)
Maximum altitude:
Operating: -50 to 10,000 ft (-15.2 to 3048)
Non-operating: -50 to 35,000 ft (-15.2 to 10,668 m)
Electrical input
Input voltage:
Low range:
Minimum: 100 V ac
Maximum: 127 V ac
Input frequency range: 50/60 Hz
Voltage switch setting: 115 V ac
High range:
Minimum: 200 V ac
Maximum: 240 V ac
Input frequency range: 50/60 Hz
Voltage switch setting: 230 V ac
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Chapter 4. Software overview
The computer is manufactured with a preloaded operating system and several
preloaded applications.
The operating systems available are:
v Windows Vista
v Windows XP
Software provided with your Windows operating system
This section describes the Windows applications included with this product.
Software provided by Lenovo
The following software applications are provided by Lenovo to help you improve
productivity and reduce the cost associated with maintaining your computer.
Software provided with your computer may vary depending on your model.
ThinkVantage Productivity Center
The ThinkVantage Productivity Center program guides you to a host of
information and tools to help you set up, understand, maintain and enhance your
computer.
ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery
The ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery program is a one button recovery and
restore solution that includes a set of self recovery tools to help users diagnose, get
help, and recover from system crashes quickly, even if the primary operating
system will not boot.
ThinkVantage Client Security Solution
This unique hardware-software combination is available on select Lenovo
computers. It helps protect your information, including vital security information
like passwords, encryption keys and electronic credentials, while guarding against
unauthorized user access to data.
ThinkVantage System Update
ThinkVantage System Update is a software program that helps you keep the
software on your system current, by downloading and installing software packages
(applications, device drivers, BIOS flashes and other updates). Some examples of
software that you would like to keep updated are programs provided by Lenovo,
such as the Rescue and Recovery program and the Productivity Center program.
System Migration Assistant
System Migration Assistant (SMA) is a software tool that enables system
administrators and individual users to migrate a work environment from one
computer to another.
Fingerprint Software
With a fingerprint reader, you can enroll your fingerprint and associate it with a
power-on password, hard disk password, and administrator (supervisor) password.
As a result, your fingerprint can replace passwords enabling simple and secure
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access to your computer system. A fingerprint reader keyboard is only available
with select computers or can be purchased for computers that support this option.
PC Doctor for WINPE, PC Doctor for Windows
This diagnostic program is preinstalled from the factory on your hard disk.
PC-Doctor for Windows works through the Windows operating system to diagnose
hardware problems and report operating-system-controlled settings that can cause
hardware failures.
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Adobe Acrobat Reader is a tool used to view, print, and search, PDF documents.
See “Online Books folder” on page 53 for more information about accessing the
online books and the Lenovo Web site.
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Chapter 5. Using the Setup Utility
The Setup Utility program is used to view and change the configuration settings of
your computer, regardless of which operating system you are using. However, the
operating-system settings might override any similar settings in the Setup Utility
program.
Starting the Setup Utility program
To start the Setup Utility program, do the following:
1. If your computer is already on when you start this procedure, shut down the
operating system and turn off the computer.
2. Press and hold the F1 key then turn on the computer. When you hear multiple
beeps, release the F1 key.
Notes:
a. If you are using a USB keyboard and the Setup Utility program does not
display using this method, repeatedly press and release the F1 key rather
than leaving it pressed when turning on the computer.
b. If a user password or an administrator password has been set, the Setup
Utility program menu is not displayed until you type your password. For
more information, see “Using passwords.”
The Setup Utility might start automatically when POST detects that hardware has
been removed or new hardware has been installed in your computer.
Viewing and changing settings
The Setup Utility program menu lists items that identify system configuration
topics. To view or change settings, see “Starting the Setup Utility program.”
When working with the Setup Utility program menu, you must use the keyboard.
The keys used to perform various tasks are displayed at the bottom of each screen.
Using passwords
By using the Setup Utility program, you can set passwords to prevent
unauthorized persons from gaining access to your computer and data. See
“Starting the Setup Utility program.” The following types of passwords are
available:
v User Password
v Administrator Password
You do not have to set any passwords to use your computer. However, if you
decide to set any passwords, read the following sections.
Password considerations
A password can be any combination of up to twelve characters (a-z and 0-9) and
symbols. For security reasons, it is a good idea to use a strong password that
cannot be easily compromised. Passwords should adhere to the following rules:
v Have at least eight characters in length
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v
v
v
v
v
v
v
Contain at least one alphabetic character, one numeric character, and one symbol
Contain at least one of the following symbols: , . / ` ; ' []
You can also use the space bar
Setup Utility program and hard disk drive passwords are not case sensitive
Not be your name or your user name
Not be a common word or a common name
Be significantly different from your previous password
User Password
When a User Password is set, the computer cannot be used until a valid password
is typed from the keyboard.
Administrator Password
When an Administrator Password is set, it deters unauthorized persons from
changing configuration settings. If you are responsible for maintaining the settings
of several computers, you might want to set an Administrator Password.
After you set an Administrator Password, a password prompt is displayed each
time you try to access the Setup Utility program.
If both the user and administrator passwords are set, you can type either
password. However, to change any configuration settings, you must use your
administrator password.
Setting, changing, and deleting a password
To set, change, or delete a password, do the following:
Note: A password can be any combination of up to twelve characters (A- Z, a-z,
and 0-9). For more information, see “Password considerations” on page 31.
1. Start the Setup Utility program (see Chapter 5, “Using the Setup Utility,” on
page 31).
2. From the Setup Utility program menu, select Security.
3. Select Set Passwords. Read the information displayed on the right side of the
screen.
Using Security Profile by Device
Security Profile by Device is used to enable or disable user access to the following
devices:
IDE controller
Diskette Drive Access
When this feature is set to Disable, all devices connected to the
IDE controller (such as hard disk drives or the CD-ROM drive)
are disabled and will not be displayed in the system
configuration.
When this feature is set to Disable, the diskette drive cannot be
accessed.
To set Security Profile by Device, do the following:
1. Start the Setup Utility program (see “Starting the Setup Utility program” on
page 31).
2. From the Setup Utility program menu, select Security.
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3. Select Security Profile by Device.
4. Select the desired devices and settings and press Enter.
5. Return to the Setup Utility program menu and select Exit and then Save
Settings or Save and exit the Setup Utility.
Note: If you do not want to save the settings, select Exit the Setup Utility
without saving.
Selecting a startup device
If your computer does not start up (boot) from a device such as the CD-ROM,
diskette, or hard disk as expected, use one of the following procedures to select a
startup device.
Selecting a temporary startup device
Use this procedure to startup from any boot device.
Note: Not all CDs, hard disks, and diskettes are bootable.
1. Turn off your computer.
2. Press and hold the F12 key then turn on the computer. When the Startup
Device Menu appears, release the F12 key.
Note: If you are using a USB keyboard and the Startup Device Menu does not
display using this method, repeatedly press and release the F12 key
rather than leaving it pressed when turning on the computer.
3. Select the desired startup device from the Startup Device Menu and press Enter
to begin.
Note: Selecting a startup device from the Startup Device menu does not
permanently change the startup sequence.
Selecting or changing the startup device sequence
To view or permanently change the configured startup device sequence, do the
following:
1. Start the Setup Utility program (see “Starting the Setup Utility program” on
page 31).
2. Select Startup.
3. Select Startup Sequence. See the information displayed on the right side of the
screen.
4. Select the devices for the Primary Startup Sequence, the Automatic Startup
Sequence, and the Error Startup Sequence.
5. Select Exit from the Setup Utility menu and then Save Settings or Save and
exit the Setup Utility.
If you have changed these settings and want to return to the default settings, select
Load Default Settings on the Exit menu.
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Advanced settings
On some computer models the Advanced settings menu includes a setting to
Enable/Disable HyperThreading. This feature works only with
HyperThreading-aware operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows XP. The
default setting for HyperThreading is Enabled. However, if you select Set Defaults
and are using an operating system other than Windows XP, your computer
performance might be degraded. Therefore, you should always set
HyperThreading to Disabled unless you are sure your operating system supports
HyperThreading.
Exiting from the Setup Utility program
After you finish viewing or changing settings, press Esc to return to the Setup
Utility program menu (you might have to press Esc several times). If you want to
save the new settings, select Save Settings or Save and exit the Setup Utility.
Otherwise, your changes will not be saved.
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Chapter 6. Updating system programs
This chapter contains information about updating POST/BIOS and how to recover
from a POST/BIOS update failure.
Using system programs
System programs are the basic layer of software built into your computer. They
include the power-on self-test (POST), the basic input/output system (BIOS) code,
and the Setup Utility program. POST is a set of tests and procedures that is
performed each time you turn on your computer. BIOS is a layer of software that
translates instructions from other layers of software into electrical signals that the
computer hardware can execute. You can use the Setup Utility program to view
and change the configuration and setup of your computer.
Your computer system board has a module called electrically erasable
programmable read-only memory (EEPROM, also referred to as flash memory).
You can easily update POST, BIOS, and the Setup Utility program by starting your
computer using a flash update diskette or by running a special update program
from your operating system.
Lenovo might make changes and enhancements to the POST/BIOS. When updates
are released, they are available as downloadable files on the Lenovo Web site at
http://www.lenovo.com. Instructions for using the POST/BIOS updates are
available in a .txt file that is included with the update files. For most models, you
can download either an update program to create a system-program-update (flash)
diskette or an update program that can be run from the operating system.
Note: You can download a self starting bootable CD image (known as an .iso
image) of the diagnostics program from http://www.lenovo.com to support
systems without a diskette drive.
Updating (flashing) BIOS from a diskette or CD-ROM
This section describes how to update (flash) the BIOS using a diskette or
CD_ROM. System program updates are available at http://www.lenovo.com/
support on the World Wide Web.
1. To update (flash) the BIOS:
v From a diskette, make sure the computer is turned off and insert a system
program update (flash diskette). Then turn the computer on. The update
begins.
v From a CD-ROM, make sure the computer is turned on. Insert the CD-ROM
into the optical drive.
2. Turn on the computer. If it is on already, you must turn it off and back on
again. The update begins.
3. When you are prompted to select a language, press the number on your
keyboard that corresponds to the language and then press Enter.
4. When prompted to change the serial number, press Y.
5. Type in the seven character serial number of your computer and then press
Enter.
6. When prompted to change the machine type/model, press Y.
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7. Type in the seven character machine type/model of your computer and then
press Enter.
8. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the update.
Updating (flashing) BIOS from your operating system
Note: Due to the constant improvements made to the Web site, Web page content
(including the links referenced in the following procedure) is subject to
change.
1. From your browser, type http://www.lenovo.com/support in the address field
and press Enter.
2. Locate the Downloadable files for your machine type as follows:
a. In the Enter a product field, type your machine type and click Go.
b. Click Continue.
c. Click Downloads and drivers.
d. Under the BIOS category, click the Flash BIOS update.
e. Click the .txt file that contains the installation instructions for the flash BIOS
update (flash from the operating system version).
3. Print these instructions. This is very important since they are not on the screen
after the download begins.
4. From your browser, click Back to return to the list of files. Carefully follow the
printed instructions to download, extract, and install the update.
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Chapter 7. Troubleshooting and diagnostics
This chapter describes some basic troubleshooting and diagnostic programs. If your
computer problem is not described here, see Chapter 9, “Getting information, help,
and service,” on page 53 for additional troubleshooting resources.
Basic troubleshooting
The following table provides information to help you troubleshoot your computer
problem.
Symptom
Action
The computer does not start
when you press the power
button.
Verify that:
v The power cord is plugged into the rear of the computer and into a working
electrical outlet.
v If your computer has a secondary power switch on the back of the computer,
make sure that it is switched on.
v The power indicator on the front of the computer is on.
v The voltage is set to the correct setting for your country.
If you cannot correct the problem, have the computer serviced. Refer to the
safety and warranty information that is provided with your computer for a list of
service and support telephone numbers.
The monitor screen is blank.
Verify that:
v The monitor cable is securely attached to the rear of the monitor and to the
rear of the computer.
v The monitor power cord is plugged into the monitor and into a working
electrical outlet.
v The monitor is turned on and the brightness and contrast controls are set
correctly.
v The voltage is set to the correct setting for your country.
v The monitor signal cable is securely connected to the monitor and to the
monitor connector on the computer.
Note: If your computer has two monitor connectors, verify that your monitor is
connected to the option connector rather than the one in the rear of the system
board. For more information, see “Connecting your computer” on page 5.
If you cannot correct the problem, have the computer serviced. Refer to the
safety and warranty information that is provided with your computer for a list of
service and support telephone numbers.
The keyboard does not work.
The computer does not respond
to the keyboard.
Verify that:
v The computer is turned on.
v The monitor is turned on and the brightness and contrast controls are set
correctly.
v The keyboard is securely connected to the keyboard connector on the
computer.
v No keys are stuck.
If you cannot correct the problem, have the computer serviced. Refer to the
safety and warranty information that is provided with your computer for a list of
service and support telephone numbers.
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Symptom
Action
The USB Keyboard does not
work.
Verify that:
v The computer is turned on.
v The keyboard is securely connected to a USB connector on the front or rear of
the computer.
v No keys are stuck.
If you cannot correct the problem, have the computer serviced. Refer to the
safety and warranty information that is provided with your computer for a list of
service and support telephone numbers.
The mouse does not work. The
computer does not respond to
the mouse.
Verify that:
v The computer is turned on.
v The mouse is securely connected to the mouse connector on the computer.
v The mouse is clean. Refer to “Cleaning the mouse” on page 41 for further
information.
If you cannot correct the problem, have the computer serviced. Refer to the
safety and warranty information that is provided with your computer for a list of
service and support telephone numbers.
The operating system will not
start.
Verify that:
v There is no diskette in the diskette drive.
v The startup sequence includes the device where the operating system resides.
Usually, the operating system is on the hard disk. For more information, see
“Selecting a startup device” on page 33.
If you cannot correct the problem, have the computer serviced. Refer to the
safety and warranty information that is provided with your computer for a list of
service and support telephone numbers.
The computer beeps multiple
times before the operating
system starts.
Verify that no keys are stuck down.
If you cannot correct the problem, have the computer serviced. Refer to the
safety and warranty information that is provided with your computer for a list of
service and support telephone numbers.
Diagnostic programs
Diagnostic programs are used to test hardware components of your computer and
report operating-system-controlled settings that can cause hardware failures. There
are two diagnostic programs preinstalled on your computer to help you diagnose
problems:
v PC-Doctor for Windows (used when diagnosing problems while running the
Windows operating system)
v PC-Doctor for DOS or PC-Doctor for Windows PE, depending upon your
machine type and model (used when your Windows operating system will not
start)
Notes:
1. You can download the latest version of the PC-Doctor for Windows or
PC-Doctor for DOS diagnostic programs from http://www.lenovo.com/
support/. Type your machine type into the Use Quick Path field and click Go
to find the downloadable files that are specific to your computer.
2. If you are unable to isolate and repair the problem yourself after you run
PC-Doctor for Windows and depending upon your machine type and model,
PC-Doctor for DOS or PC-Doctor for Windows PE, save and print the log files
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created by both diagnostic programs. You will need the log files when you
speak to a Lenovo technical support representative. (The log file created by
PC-Doctor for Windows is automatically saved in C:\PCDR\DETAILED.TXT.)
PC-Doctor for Windows
PC-Doctor for Windows is a diagnostic program that works through the Windows
operating system. This diagnostic program enables you to view symptoms and
solutions for computer problems, access the Lenovo troubleshooting center, update
system drivers, and review system information.
To run PC-Doctor for Windows, open the Start menu from the Windows desktop,
select All Programs, select PC-Doctor for Windows, and click PC-Doctor for
Windows. Follow the instructions on the screen. For additional information about
running the diagnostic program, refer to the PC-Doctor for Windows help system.
If you still suspect a problem after PC-Doctor for Windows runs successfully, run
PC-Doctor for DOS or PC- Doctor for Windows PE to help you diagnose your
computer problem.
PC-Doctor for DOS
Depending upon your machine type and model, you have either PC- Doctor for
DOS or PC-Doctor for Windows PE on your Lenovo computer. The PC-Doctor for
DOS diagnostic program is part of the Rescue and Recovery workspace and runs
independently of the Windows operating system. Use PC-Doctor for DOS, if you
are unable to start the Windows operating system or if PC-Doctor for Windows has
not been successful in isolating a possible problem. You can run PC-Doctor for
DOS from a diagnostic CD image or diagnostic diskettes that you create. You can
also run PC-Doctor for DOS from the Rescue and Recovery workspace.
Note: Be sure to create a diagnostic CD image or diagnostic diskettes in case you
are unable to run PC-Doctor for DOS from the Rescue and Recovery
workspace.
Creating a diagnostic CD image
To create a diagnostic CD image, download a self-starting bootable CD image
(known as an .iso image) of the diagnostic program from
http://www.lenovo.com/support/. After you download the image, you can create
the CD using any CD burning software.
If your computer does not have a CD burner or you do not have Internet access,
see “Creating diagnostic diskettes.”
Creating diagnostic diskettes
To create diagnostic diskettes, download the PC-Doctor for DOS diagnostic
program from http://www.lenovo.com/support/ onto two blank, formatted
diskettes.
If you do not have Internet access, create the diagnostic diskettes using the
following procedure:
Note: You will need a diskette drive on your computer or a USB diskette drive to
complete this procedure.
1. Shut down the operating system and turn off the computer.
2. If you are using a USB diskette drive, plug it into the computer.
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3. Repeatedly press and release the F11 key as you turn on the computer.
4. When you hear beeps or see a logo screen, stop pressing the F11 key. The
Rescue and Recovery workspace opens.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Note: For some models, press the Esc key to enter Rescue and Recovery.
From the Rescue and Recovery workspace, select Create diagnostic disks.
Follow the instructions on the screen.
When prompted, insert a blank, formatted diskette into the diskette drive and
continue to follow the instructions on the screen.
When the operation is complete, remove the diskette and click Quit.
Insert another blank, formatted diskette into the diskette drive and continue to
follow the instructions on the screen.
When the operation is complete, remove the diskette and click Quit.
Running diagnostics from the CD or diskettes
To run diagnostics from the diagnostic CD image or diagnostic diskettes that you
created, use the following procedure:
1. Make sure your computer is turned off.
2. If you are running diagnostics from diskettes using a USB diskette drive, plug
in the USB device.
3. Insert the CD into the optical drive or the first diagnostic diskette into the
diskette drive.
4. Restart the computer.
Note: If the diagnostic program does not start, the optical drive or diskette
drive has not been set as a bootable device. See “Selecting a startup
device” on page 33 for instructions on how to select or change the
startup device.
5. When the diagnostics program opens, follow the instructions on the screen.
Note: If you are running diagnostics from a diskette, when prompted, remove
the first diskette and insert the second diskette.
6. When the program finishes, remove the CD or diskette from the drive.
7. Select the diagnostic test you want to run. Press the F1 key for additional help.
Running diagnostics from the Rescue and Recovery workspace
To run diagnostics from the Rescue and Recovery workspace, use the following
procedure:
Note: If you did not create a diagnostic CD image or diagnostic diskettes, you can
run the PC-Doctor for DOS diagnostic program from the Rescue and
Recovery workspace.
1. Shut down the operating system and turn off the computer.
2. Repeatedly press and release the F11 key as you turn on the computer.
3. When you hear beeps or see a logo screen, stop pressing the F11 key. The
Rescue and Recovery workspace opens.
Note: For some models, press the Esc key to enter Rescue and Recovery.
4. From the Rescue and Recovery workspace, select Diagnose hardware.
5. Follow the prompts on the screen. The computer will reboot.
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6. When the computer restarts, the diagnostic program opens automatically. Select
the diagnostic test you want to run. Press the F1 key for additional help.
PC-Doctor for Windows PE
Depending upon your machine type and model, you either have PC-Doctor for
DOS or PC-Doctor for Windows PE on your Lenovo computer. The PC-Doctor for
Windows PE diagnostic program is part of the Rescue and Recovery workspace.
Use PC-Doctor for Windows PE, if you are unable to start the Windows operating
system or if PC-Doctor for Windows has not been successful in isolating a possible
problem.
Running diagnostics from the Rescue and Recovery workspace
You can run the PC-Doctor for Windows PE diagnostic program from the Rescue
and Recovery workspace. To run diagnostics from the Rescue and Recovery
workspace, use the following procedure:
1. Shut down the operating system and turn off the computer.
2. Repeatedly press and release the F11 key as you turn on the computer.
3. When you hear beeps or see a logo screen, stop pressing the F11 key. The
Rescue and Recovery workspace opens.
4. From the Rescue and Recovery workspace, select Diagnose hardware.
5. The diagnostic program opens automatically. Select the diagnostic test you
want to run. Press the F1 key for additional help.
6. Follow the instructions on the screen.
Note: Rescue media includes PC-Doctor for Windows PE. For more
information about rescue media, see “Creating and using rescue media”
on page 48.
Cleaning the mouse
This section provides instructions on how to clean an optical or non-optical mouse.
Optical mouse
An optical mouse uses a light-emitting diode (LED) and an optical sensor to
navigate the pointer. If the pointer on the screen does not move smoothly with the
optical mouse, you might need to clean the mouse. To clean the optical mouse:
1. Turn off your computer.
2. Disconnect the mouse cable from the computer.
3. Turn the mouse upside down to look at the lens.
a. If there is a smudge on the lens, gently clean the area with a plain
cotton-tipped swab.
b. If there is debris in the lens, gently blow the debris away from the area.
4. Check the surface on which you are using the mouse. If you have a very
intricate picture or pattern beneath the mouse it may be difficult for the digital
signal processor (DSP) to determine changes in the mouse position.
5. Reconnect the mouse cable to the computer.
6. Turn your computer back on.
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Non-optical mouse
The non-optical mouse uses a ball to navigate the pointer. If the pointer on the
screen does not move smoothly with the mouse, you might need to clean the
mouse. To clean the non-optical mouse:
Note: The following illustration might be slightly different from your mouse.
1
2
3
4
Retainer ring
Ball
Plastic rollers
Ball cage
To clean a mouse with a ball, follow the instructions below:
1. Turn off your computer.
2. Disconnect the mouse cable from the computer.
3. Turn the mouse upside down. Twist the retainer ring 1 to the unlocked
position to remove the ball.
4. Place your hand over the retainer ring and ball 2, and then turn the mouse
right-side up, so that the retainer ring and ball fall out into your hand.
5. Wash the ball in warm, soapy water then dry it with a clean cloth.
6. Blow air carefully into the ball cage 4 to dislodge dust and lint.
7. Look for a build up of dirt on the plastic rollers 3 inside the ball cage. This
build up usually appears as a stripe running across the middle of the rollers.
8. If the rollers are dirty, clean them by using a cotton swab soaked in isopropyl
(rubbing) alcohol. Turn the rollers with your finger and continue swabbing
them until all the dirt is removed. Be sure the rollers are still centered in their
channels after you clean them.
9. Remove any fibers from the swab that might be remaining on the rollers.
10. Replace the ball and the retainer ring. Twist the retainer ring to the locked
position.
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11. Reconnect the mouse cable to the computer.
12. Turn your computer back on.
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Chapter 8. Recovering software
This chapter will help you become familiar with recovery solutions provided by
Lenovo. This chapter explains how and when to use the following recovery
methods:
v Creating and using Product Recovery discs
v
v
v
v
v
Performing backup and recovery operations
Using the Rescue and Recovery workspace
Creating and using rescue media
Creating and using a Recovery Repair diskette
Recovering or installing device drivers
v Setting a rescue device in the startup sequence
v Solving recovery problems
Refer to the Access Help online help system for additional information about the
Rescue and Recovery program provided by Lenovo. For information on how to
access the online help system, see “Access Help” on page 54.
Note: There are a variety of methods to choose from when considering how to
recover software in the event of a software or hardware-related problem.
Some methods vary depending on the type of operating system you have.
Creating and using the Product Recovery disc
If your computer is equipped with a recordable CD or DVD drive, you can create a
set of Product Recovery discs that enables you to restore the contents of the hard
disk to the same state as when the computer was originally shipped from the
factory. Product Recovery discs are useful if you transfer the computer to another
area, sell the computer, recycle the computer, or as a last resort put the computer
in an operational state after all other methods of recovery have failed. As a
precautionary measure, it is important to create a set of Product Recovery discs as
soon as possible.
Note: The recovery operations you can perform using Product Recovery discs vary
depending on the operating system from which they were created. Your
Microsoft Windows license permits you to create only one set of Product
Recovery discs, so it is important that you store the discs in a safe place
after you make them.
To create Product Recovery discs, do the following:
1. From the Windows desktop, open the Start menu, select All Programs, select
ThinkVantage, click Create Recovery Media.
2. Follow the instructions on the screen.
The following list explains how Product Recovery discs are used on different
operating systems:
v Windows XP: Use Product Recovery discs to restore your computer to the
original factory contents, perform a custom factory recovery, or to perform other
rescue and recovery operations such as rescuing individual files.
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v Windows Vista: Use Product Recovery discs to restore your computer to the
original factory contents only.
When using Product Recovery discs on Windows XP, you are given the option to
enter the Rescue and Recovery workspace and choose from a variety of recovery
operations. When using Product Recovery discs on Windows Vista, you are
prompted to insert your Product Recovery discs and are guided through the
process of restoring from original factory contents only.
To use Product Recovery discs on Windows XP, do the following:
Attention: When you restore the factory contents from the Product Recovery
discs, all files currently on the hard disk will be deleted and replaced by the
original factory contents. During the restore process, you will be given the
opportunity to save one or more files currently on your hard disk drive to other
media before any data is removed.
1. Insert Product Recovery disc 1 into your CD or DVD drive.
2. Restart your computer.
3. After a short delay, the Rescue and Recovery workspace opens.
Note: If the Rescue and Recovery workspace fails to open, you might not have
your startup device (CD drive or DVD drive) set correctly in your BIOS
startup sequence. For more information, see “Setting a rescue device in
the startup sequence” on page 51.
4. In the Rescue and Recovery menu, click Restore your system.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen. Insert the appropriate Product Recovery
disc when prompted.
Note: After restoring your hard disk to the original factory content, you might
have to reinstall some software or drivers. See “Using the Rescue and
Recovery workspace” on page 47 for details.
To use Product Recovery discs on Windows Vista, do the following:
Attention: When you restore the factory contents from the Product Recovery
discs, all files currently on the hard disk will be deleted and replaced by the
original factory contents.
1. Insert Product Recovery disc 1 into your CD or DVD drive.
2. Restart your computer.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen. Insert the appropriate Product Recovery
disc when prompted.
Note: After restoring your hard disk to the original factory content, you might
have to reinstall some software or drivers. See “Using the Rescue and
Recovery workspace” on page 47 for details.
Performing backup and recovery operations
The Rescue and Recovery program enables you to back up your complete hard
disk contents including the operating system, data files, application programs, and
personal settings. You can designate where the Rescue and Recovery program
stores the backup:
v On a protected area of your hard disk
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v
v
v
v
On a second hard disk installed in your computer
On an externally attached USB hard disk
On a network drive
On recordable CDs or DVDs (a recordable CD or DVD drive is required for this
option)
After you have backed up your hard disk, you can restore the complete contents of
the hard disk, restore selected files only, or restore only the Windows operating
system and applications.
To perform a backup operation using the Rescue and Recovery program, do the
following:
1. From the Windows desktop, open the Start menu, select All Programs, click
ThinkVantage, then click Rescue and Recovery. The Rescue and Recovery
program opens.
2. From the Rescue and Recovery main window, click Back up your hard drive
select backup operation options.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen.
To perform a restore operation using the Rescue and Recovery program, do the
following:
1. From the Windows desktop, open the Start menu, select All Programs, click
ThinkVantage, then click Rescue and Recovery. The Rescue and Recovery
program opens.
2. From the Rescue and Recovery main window, click Restore your system from
a backup icon.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen.
For information about performing a restore operation from the Rescue and
Recovery workspace, see “Using the Rescue and Recovery workspace.”
Using the Rescue and Recovery workspace
The Rescue and Recovery workspace resides in a protected, hidden area of your
hard disk that operates independently from the Windows operating system. This
enables you to perform recovery operations even if the Windows operating system
cannot be started. You can perform the following recovery operations from the
Rescue and Recovery workspace:
v Rescue files from your hard disk or from a backup: The Rescue and Recovery
workspace enables you to locate files on your hard disk and transfer them to a
network drive or other recordable media, such as a USB hard disk drive or a
diskette. This solution is available, even if you did not back up your files or if
changes were made to the files since your last backup operation. You also can
rescue individual files from a Rescue and Recovery backup located on your local
hard disk, a USB device, or a network drive.
v Restore your hard disk from a Rescue and Recovery backup: When you
perform a backup operation using the Rescue and Recovery program, you can
perform restore operations from the Rescue and Recovery workspace, even if
you cannot start the Windows operating system.
v Restore your hard disk to the factory contents: The Rescue and Recovery
workspace enables you to restore the complete contents of your hard disk to the
same state as it was when originally shipped from the factory. If you have
multiple partitions on your hard disk, you have the option to restore the factory
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contents to the C: partition and leave the other partitions intact. Because the
Rescue and Recovery workspace operates independently from the Windows
operating system, you can restore the factory contents even if you cannot start
the Windows operating system.
Attention: If you restore the hard disk from a Rescue and Recovery backup or
restore the hard disk to the factory contents, all files on the primary hard disk
partition (usually drive C) will be deleted in the recovery process. If possible, make
copies of important files. If you are unable to start the Windows operating system,
you can use the Rescue files feature in the Rescue and Recovery workspace to copy
files from your hard disk to other media.
To
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
start the Rescue and Recovery workspace, do the following:
Turn off your computer.
Restart your computer.
Repeatedly press and release the F11 key.
When you hear beeps or see a logo screen, release the F11 key.
If you set a Rescue and Recovery password, type your password when
prompted. The Rescue and Recovery workspace opens after a short delay.
Note: If the Rescue and Recovery workspace fails to open, see “Solving
recovery problems” on page 51.
6. Do one of the of the following:
v To rescue files from your hard disk or from a backup, click Rescue files;
then, follow the instructions on the screen.
v To restore your hard disk from a Rescue and Recovery backup or to restore
your hard drive to the factory contents, click Restore your system; then,
follow the instructions on the screen.
v For information about other features of the Rescue and Recovery workspace,
click Help.
Notes:
1. After restoring a hard disk to the original factory contents you might have to
reinstall device drivers for some devices. See “Recovering or installing device
drivers” on page 50.
2. Some computers come with Microsoft Office or Microsoft Works preinstalled. If
you need to recover or reinstall your Microsoft Office or Microsoft Works
applications, you must use the Microsoft Office CD or Microsoft Works CD. These
CDs are provided only with computers that come with Microsoft Office or
Microsoft Works preinstalled.
Creating and using rescue media
Rescue media such as a CD or USB hard disk drive enables you to recover from
failures that prevent you from gaining access to the Rescue and Recovery
workspace on your hard disk.
Note: The recovery operations you can perform using rescue media vary
depending on the operating system. The rescue disc can be started in any
type of CD or DVD. Rescue media also contains a PC-Doctor diagnostics
program, which enables you to run diagnostics from the rescue media.
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To create rescue media, do the following:
1. Open the Start menu from the Windows desktop, select All Programs, click
ThinkVantage, then click Create Recovery Media.
2. In the Rescue Media area, select the type of rescue media you want to create.
You can create rescue media using a CD, USB hard drive, or a second internal
hard disk drive.
3. Click OK.
4. Follow the instructions on the screen.
The following list explains how Product Recovery discs are used on different
operating systems:
v Windows XP: Use Product Recovery discs to restore your computer to the
original factory contents, perform a custom factory recovery, or to perform other
rescue and recovery operations such as rescuing individual files.
v Windows Vista: Use rescue media to perform all recovery operations except the
ability to restore to the original factory contents and custom factory recovery.
To use rescue media, do one of the following:
v If your rescue media is on CDs or DVDs, insert the rescue disc and restart your
computer.
v If your rescue media is on a USB hard disk, attach your USB hard disk drive to
one of the USB connectors on your computer, then restart on your computer.
v If you are using a second internal hard disk drive, set the startup sequence to
start from that drive.
When the rescue media starts, the Rescue and Recovery workspace opens. Help for
each feature is available from the Rescue and Recovery workspace. If your rescue
media fails to start, you might not have your rescue device (CD drive, DVD drive,
or USB device) set correctly in your BIOS startup sequence. For more information,
see “Setting a rescue device in the startup sequence” on page 51.
Creating and using a Recovery Repair diskette
If you are unable to access the Rescue and Recovery workspace or the Windows
environment, use a Recovery Repair diskette to repair the Rescue and Recovery
workspace or repair a file needed to enter the Windows environment. It is
important to create a Recovery Repair diskette as soon as possible and store it in a
safe place as a precautionary measure.
To create a Recovery Repair diskette, do the following:
1. Start your computer and operating system.
2. Using an Internet browser, go to the following Web address:
http://www.lenovo.com/think/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-54483
3. Insert a diskette into diskette drive A. Information on the diskette will be
erased and the diskette will be formatted appropriately.
4. Double-click on the appropriate file name. The diskette is created.
5. Take out the diskette and label it Recovery Repair diskette.
To use the Recovery Repair diskette, do the following:
1. Shut down the operating system and turn off the computer.
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2. Insert the Recovery Repair diskette into diskette drive A.
3. Turn on the computer and follow the instructions on the screen.
Note: If the repair operation finishes without error, you will be able to access the
Rescue and Recovery workspace by repeatedly pressing the F11 key while
you restart your computer. When you hear beeps or see a logo screen,
release the F11 key. You will also be able to access the Windows
environment after the repair operation finishes.
If an error message appears during the repair operation and the repair operation
cannot be completed, you might have a problem with the partition that contains
the Rescue and Recovery workspace. Use your rescue media to access the Rescue
and Recovery workspace. For information about creating and using rescue media,
see “Creating and using rescue media” on page 48.
Recovering or installing device drivers
Before you can recover or install device drivers, your operating system must be
installed on your computer. Make sure that you have the documentation and
software media for the device.
Device drivers for factory-installed devices are located on the computer hard disk
(usually drive C) in the SWTOOLS\drivers folder. Other device drivers are on the
software media that come with individual devices.
The latest device drivers for factory-installed devices also are available on the
World Wide Web at http://www.lenovo.com/think/support/.
To reinstall a device driver for a factory-installed device, do the following:
1. Start your computer and operating system.
2. Use Windows Explorer or My Computer to display the directory structure of
your hard disk.
3. Open the C:\SWTOOLS folder.
4. Open the DRIVERS folder. Within the DRIVERS folder are several subfolders
that are named for various devices that are installed in your computer (for
example, AUDIO or VIDEO).
5. Open the appropriate device subfolder.
6. Use one of the following methods to reinstall the device driver:
v In the device subfolder, look for a README.TXT or other file with the .TXT
extension. This file might be named after the operating system, such as
WIN98.TXT. The text file has information on how to reinstall that device
driver.
v If the device subfolder contains a file with an .INF extension, you can use the
Add New Hardware program (located in the Windows Control Panel) to
reinstall the device driver. Not all device drivers can be reinstalled using this
program. In the Add New Hardware program, when prompted for the
device driver that you want to install, click Have Disk and Browse. Then
select the appropriate device driver file from the device subfolder.
v In the device subfolder, look for a SETUP.EXE file. Double-click SETUP.EXE
and follow the instructions on the screen.
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Setting a rescue device in the startup sequence
Before you start the Rescue and Recovery program from a CD, DVD, USB hard
disk drive, or any external device, you must first change the startup sequence in
the Setup Utility.
To view or change the startup sequence, do the following:
1. With the computer turned off, repeatedly press and release the F1 key while
you turn on the computer.
2. When the logo screen appears, or you hear a series of beeps, release the F1 key.
3. If you are prompted for a password, type your current password.
4. From the Setup Utility main menu, use the right-arrow key to select Startup.
5. Arrange the startup sequence to meet your needs.
6. Press the Esc key twice to go to the Setup Utility exit menu.
7. Use the down-arrow key to select Save and exit the Setup Utility, then press
Enter.
8. When the Setup Confirmation window appears, press Enter.
9. The computer restarts.
Note: If you are using an external device, you first must turn off your computer
before connecting the external device.
For more information on Setup Utility, see Chapter 5, “Using the Setup Utility,” on
page 31.
Solving recovery problems
If you are unable to access the Rescue and Recovery workspace or the Windows
environment, you can:
v Use your rescue media (CD, DVD, or USB hard disk) to start the Rescue and
Recovery workspace. See “Creating and using rescue media” on page 48 for
details.
v Use a Recovery Repair diskette to repair the Rescue and Recovery workspace or
repair a file needed to enter the Windows environment. See “Creating and using
a Recovery Repair diskette” on page 49 for details.
v Use a set of Product Recovery discs if your intent is to restore the hard disk to
its original factory contents. See “Creating and using the Product Recovery disc”
on page 45.
It is important to create a Recovery Repair diskette, rescue media, and a set of
Product Recovery discs as soon as possible and store them in a safe place.
If you are unable to access the Rescue and Recovery workspace or the Windows
environment from rescue media, a Recovery Repair diskette, or a set of Product
Recovery CDs, you might not have the rescue device, CD drive, DVD drive, or
USB hard disk drive defined as a startup device in the BIOS startup sequence. For
more information, see “Setting a rescue device in the startup sequence.”
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Chapter 9. Getting information, help, and service
This chapter contains information about help, service, and technical assistance for
products manufactured by Lenovo.
Information resources
This section describes how to access useful resources relating to your computing
needs.
Online Books folder
The Online Books folder provides publications to help you set up and use your
computer. The Online Books folder is preinstalled on your computer and requires
no Internet access to view the publications. In addition to this User Guide, the
Hardware Installation and Replacement Guide is also available in the Online Books
folder.
The Hardware Installation and Replacement Guide provides step-by-step instructions
for replacing Customer Replacement Units (CRUs) in your computer. CRUs are
computer parts that can be upgraded or replaced by the customer.
To view a publication, open the Start menu from the Windows desktop, select All
Programs, select Online Books, and click Online Books. Double-click on the
appropriate publication for your computer. The publications also are available on
the Lenovo Web site at http://www.lenovo.com.
Notes:
1. These publications are in Portable Document Format (PDF) format, which
requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to be installed. If Adobe Acrobat Reader has
not yet been installed on your computer, a message will appear when you
attempt to view the PDF file and you will be guided through the Adobe
Acrobat Reader installation.
2. The publications that are preinstalled on your computer are available in other
languages on the Lenovo Support Web site at http://www.lenovo.com/
support/.
3. If you want to install a different language version of Adobe Acrobat Reader
than the version provided on your computer, go to the Adobe Web site at
http://www.adobe.com and download the version you want to use.
ThinkVantage Productivity Center
The ThinkVantage Productivity Center program contains information sources and
tools designed to make computing easier and secure.
The ThinkVantage Productivity Center program provides information about your
computer and easy access to various technologies, such as:
v The Rescue and Recovery program
v Productivity Center
v Client Security Solutions
v Factory Recovery
v System Updates
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v Service and support
Note: ThinkVantage Technologies are only available on select Lenovo computers.
To access the ThinkVantage Productivity Center program, open the Start menu
from the Windows desktop, select All Programs, select ThinkVantage, and click
Productivity Center.
Access Help
The Access Help online help system provides information about getting started,
doing basic tasks, customizing settings for your personal preference, protecting
data, expanding and upgrading, and troubleshooting.
To open Access Help, open the Start menu from the Windows desktop, select All
Programs, select ThinkVantage, and click Access Help. After you have opened
Access Help, use the left panel to make a selection from the Contents or Index tab,
or use the Search tab to find a particular word or phrase.
Safety and Warranty
The safety and warranty information that is provided with your computer contains
information on safety, and warranty, notices. Read and understand all safety
information before using this product.
www.lenovo.com
The Lenovo Web site (www.lenovo.com) provides information and services to help
you buy, upgrade, and maintain your computer. You can access up-to-date
information for your computer on the Lenovo Web site. From the www.lenovo.com
Web site, you can also:
v Shop for:
– Desktop and notebook computers,
– Monitors
– Projectors
– Upgrades and accessories
– Special offers.
v Purchase additional services, such as support for hardware, operating systems,
application programs, network setup and configuration, and custom
installations.
v Purchase upgrades and extended hardware repair services.
v Download the latest device drivers and software updates for your computer
model.
v Access the online manuals.
v Access the Lenovo Statement of Limited Warranty.
v Access troubleshooting and support information for your computer model and
other supported products.
v Find the service and support phone number for your country or region.
v Find a service provider located near you.
Help and service
This section contains information about obtaining help and service.
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Using the documentation and diagnostic programs
If you experience a problem with your computer, see Chapter 7, “Troubleshooting
and diagnostics,” on page 37. For information on additional resources to help you
troubleshoot your computer problem, see “Information resources” on page 53.
If you suspect a software problem, see the documentation, including README
files and online help, that comes with the operating system or application program.
Most computers come with a set of diagnostic programs that you can use to help
you identify hardware problems. For instructions on using the diagnostic
programs, see “Diagnostic programs” on page 38.
Lenovo maintains pages on the World Wide Web where you can get the latest
technical information and download device drivers and updates. To access these
pages, go to http://www.lenovo.com/support/ and follow the instructions.
Calling for service
During the warranty period you can get help and information by telephone
through the Customer Support Center.
These services are available during the warranty period:
v Problem determination - Trained personnel are available to assist you with
determining a hardware problem and deciding what action is necessary to fix
the problem.
v Hardware repair - If the problem is caused by hardware under warranty, trained
service personnel are available to provide the applicable level of service.
v Engineering Change management - There might be changes that are required
after a product has been sold. Lenovo or your reseller will make selected
Engineering Changes (ECs) available that apply to your hardware.
These items are not covered by the warranty.
v Replacement or use of parts not manufactured for or by Lenovo or
non-warranted Lenovo parts
v Identification of software problem sources
v Configuration of BIOS as part of an installation or upgrade
v Changes, modifications, or upgrades to device drivers
v Installation and maintenance of network operating systems (NOS)
v Installation and maintenance of application programs
Refer to the safety and warranty information that is provided with your computer
for a complete explanation of warranty terms. You must retain your proof of
purchase to obtain warranty service.
For a list of service and support phone numbers for your country or region, go to
http://www.lenovo.com/support/ and click Support phone list or refer to the
safety and warranty information provided with your computer.
Note: Phone numbers are subject to change without notice. If the number for your
country or region is not provided, contact your Lenovo reseller or Lenovo
marketing representative.
If possible, be at your computer when you call. Have the following information
available:
v Machine type and model
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v
v
v
v
Serial numbers of your hardware products
Description of the problem
Exact wording of any error messages
Hardware and software configuration information
Using other services
If you travel with your computer or relocate it to a country where your desktop or
notebook computer machine type is sold, your computer might be eligible for
International Warranty Service, which automatically entitles you to obtain warranty
service throughout the warranty period. Service will be performed by service
providers authorized to perform warranty service.
Service methods and procedures vary by country, and some services might not be
available in all countries. International Warranty Service is delivered through the
method of service (such as depot, carry-in, or on-site service) that is provided in
the servicing country. Service centers in certain countries might not be able to
service all models of a particular machine type. In some countries, fees and
restrictions might apply at the time of service.
To determine whether your computer is eligible for International Warranty Service
and to view a list of the countries where service is available, go to
http://www.lenovo.com/support/, click Warranty, and follow the instructions on
the screen.
For technical assistance with the installation of or questions related to Service
Packs for your preinstalled Microsoft Windows product, refer to the Microsoft
Product Support Services Web site at http://support.microsoft.com/directory/, or
you can contact the Customer Support Center. Some fees might apply.
Purchasing additional services
During and after the warranty period, you can purchase additional services, such
as support for hardware, operating systems, and application programs; network
setup and configuration; upgraded or extended hardware repair services; and
custom installations. Service availability and service name might vary by country
or region. For more information about these services, go to the Lenovo Web site at
http://www.lenovo.com.
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Appendix A. Manual modem commands
The following section lists commands for manually programming your modem.
Commands are accepted by the modem while it is in Command Mode. Your
modem is automatically in Command Mode until you dial a number and establish
a connection. Commands can be sent to your modem from a PC running
communication software or any other terminal devices.
All commands sent to the modem must begin with AT and end with ENTER. All
commands can be typed in either upper or lower case, but not mixed. To make the
command line more readable, spaces can be inserted between commands. If you
omit a parameter from a command that requires one, it is just like specifying a
parameter of 0.
Example:
ATH [ENTER]
Basic AT commands
In the following listings, all default settings are printed in bold text.
Command
Function
A
Manually answer incoming call.
A/
Repeat last command executed. Do not
precede A/ with AT or follow with ENTER.
D_
0 - 9, A-D, # and *
L
last number redial
P
pulse dialing
Note: Pulse dialing is not supported for
Australia, New Zealand, Norway, and South
Africa.
T
touch-tone dialing
W
wait for second dial tone
,
pause
@
wait for five seconds of silence
!
flash
;
return to Command Mode after dialing
Dial one of the four telephone numbers
(n=0-3) stored in the modem non-volatile
memory.
DS=n
E_
E0
Commands are not echoed
E1
Commands are echoed
+++
H_
Escape Characters - Switch from Data Mode
to Command Mode (T.I.E.S. Command)
H0
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Command
Function
H1
Force modem off-hook (make busy)
Note: H1 command is not supported for Italy
I_
L_
M_
I0
Display product-identification code
I1
Factory ROM checksum test
I2
Internal memory test
I3
Firmware ID
I4
Reserved ID
L0
Low speaker volume
L1
Low speaker volume
L2
Medium speaker volume
L3
High speaker volume
M0
Internal speaker off
M1
Internal speaker on until carrier detected
M2
Internal speaker always on
M3
Internal speaker on until carrier detected and
off while dialing
Included for compatibility only, provides no
effect
N_
O_
O0
Return to Data Mode
O1
Return to Data Mode and initiate an equalizer
retrain
P
Q_
Modem sends responses
Read and display value in register r.
Sr=n
Set register r to value n (n = 0-255).
T
Set Tone Dial as default
W_
X_
Z_
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Q0
Sr?
V_
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Set Pulse dial as default
V0
Numeric responses
V1
Word responses
W0
Report DTE speed only
W1
Report line speed, error correction protocol,
and DTE speed.
W2
Report DCE speed only
X0
Hayes Smartmodem 300 compatible
responses/blind dialing.
X1
Same as X0 plus all CONNECT
responses/blind dialing
X2
Same as X1 plus dial tone detection
X3
Same as X1 plus busy detection/blind dialing
X4
All responses and dial tone and busy signal
detection
Z0
Reset and retrieve active profile 0
Z1
Reset and retrieve active profile 1
Extended AT commands
Command
Function
&C0
Force Carrier Detect Signal High (ON)
&C1
Turn on CD when remote carrier is present
&D0
Modem ignores the DTR signal
&D1
Modem returns to Command Mode after DTR
toggle
&D2
Modem hangs up, returns to the Command
Mode after DTR toggle
&D3
Resets modem after DTR toggle
&F_
&F
Recall factory default configuration
&G_
&G0
Guard tone disabled
&G1
Guard tone disabled
&G2
1800 Hz guard tone
&K0
Disable flow control
&K3
Enable RTS/CTS hardware flow control
&K4
Enable XON/XOFF software flow control
&K5
Enable transparent XON/XOFF flow control
&K6
Enable both RTS/CTS and XON/XOFF flow
control
&M_
&M0
Asynchronous operation
&P_
&P0
US setting for off-hook-to-on-hook ratio
&P1
UK and Hong Kong off-hook-to-on-hook ratio
&P2
Same as &P0 setting but at 20 pulses per
minute
&P3
Same as &P1 setting but at 20 pulses per
minute
&R0
Reserved
&R1
CTS operates per flow control requirements
&S0
Force DSR Signal High (ON)
&S1
DSR off in command mode, on in on-line
mode
&T0
Ends test in progress
&T1
Perform Local Analog Loopback Test
&T3
Perform Local Digital Loopback Test
&T4
Grant Remote Digital Loopback Test request
by remote modem
&T5
Deny Remote Digital Loopback Test request
&T6
Perform a Remote Digital Loopback Test
&T7
Perform a Remote Digital Loopback Test and
Self-Test
&T8
Perform Local Analog Loopback Test and
Self-Test
&V0
Displays Active and Stored Profiles
&C_
&D_
&K_
&R_
&S_
&T_
&V
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Command
Function
&W_
%E_
&V1
Display Last Connection Statistics
&W0
Stores the active profile as Profile 0
&W1
Stores the active profile as Profile 1
%E0
Disable auto-retrain
%E1
Enable auto-retrain
+MS?
Displays the current Select Modulation
settings
+MS=?
Displays a list of supported Select Modulation
options
+MS=a,b,c,e,f
Select modulation where: a=0, 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 11,
12, 56, 64, 69; b=0-1; c=300-56000; d=30056000; e=0-1; and f=0-1. A, b, c, d, e, f
default=12, 1, 300, 56000, 0, 0. Parameter “a”
specifies the modulation protocol desired
where: 0=V.21, 1=V.22, 2=V.22bis, 3=V.23,
9=V.32, 10=V.32bis, 11=V.34,
12=V.90,K56Flex,V.34......,56=K 56Flex,
V.90,V.34......, 64=Bell 103, and 69=Bell 212.
Parameter “b” specifies automode operations
where: 0=automode disabled, 1= automode
enabled with V.8/V.32 Annex A. Parameter
“c” specifies the minimum connection data
rate (300- 56000). Parameter “d” specifies the
maximum connection rate (300-56000);
Parameter “e” specifies the codec type (0=
Law, and 1=A-Law). Parameter “f” specifies
“robbed bit” signaling detection (0=detection
disabled 1=detection enabled)
MNP/V.42/V.42bis/V.44 commands
Command
%C_
&Q_
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Function
%C0
Disable MNP Class 5 and V.42bis data compression
%C1
Enable MNP Class 5 data compression only
%C2
Enable V.42bis data compression only
%C3
Enable MNP Class 5 and V.42bis data compression
&Q0
Direct data link only (same as \N1)
&Q5
V.42 data link with fallback options
&Q6
Normal data link only (same as \N0)
+DS44=0, 0
Disable V.44
+DS44=3, 0
Enable V.44
+DS44?
Current values
+DS44=?
List of support values
Fax Class 1 commands
+FAE=n
Data/Fax Auto Answer
+FCLASS=n
Service Class
+FRH=n
Receive data with HDLC framing
+FRM=n
Receive data
+FRS=n
Receive silence
+FTH=n
Transmit data with HDLC framing
+FTM=n
Transmit data
+FTS=n
Stop transmission and wait
Fax Class 2 commands
+FCLASS=n
Services class.
+FAA=n
Adaptive answer.
+FAXERR
Fax error value.
+FBOR
Phase C data bit order.
+FBUF?
Buffer size (read only).
+FCFR
Indicate confirmation to receive.
+FCLASS=
Service class.
+FCON
Facsimile connection response.
+FCIG
Set the polled station identification.
+FCIG:
Report the polled station identification.
+FCR
Capability to receive.
+FCR=
Capability to receive.
+FCSI:
Report the called station ID.
+FDCC=
DCE capabilities parameters.
+FDCS:
Report current session.
+FDCS=
Current session results.
+FDIS:
Report remote capabilities.
+FDIS=
Current sessions parameters.
+FDR
Begin or continue phase C receive data.
+FDT=
Data transmission.
+FDTC:
Report the polled station capabilities.
+FET:
Post page message response.
+FET=N
Transmit page punctuation.
+FHNG
Call termination with status.
+FK
Session termination.
+FLID=
Local ID string.
+FLPL
Document for polling.
+FMDL?
Identify model.
+FMFR?
Identify manufacturer.
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+FPHCTO
Phase C time out.
+FPOLL
Indicates polling request.
+FPTS:
Page transfer status.
+FPTS=
Page transfer status.
+FREV?
Identify revision.
+FSPT
Enable polling.
+FTSI:
Report the transmit station ID.
Voice commands
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#BDR
Select Baud Rate
#CID
Enable Caller ID detection and reporting format
#CLS
Select Data, Fax or Voice/Audio
#MDL?
Identify Model
#MFR?
Identify Manufacturer
#REV?
Identify Revision Level
#TL
Audio output transmit level
#VBQ?
Query Buffer Size
#VBS
Bits per sample (ADPCM or PCM)
#VBT
Beep Tone Timer
#VCI?
Identify Compression Method
#VLS
Voice line select
#VRA
Ringback goes away timer
#VRN
Ringback never came timer
#VRX
Voice Receive Mode
#VSDB
Silence deletion tuner
#VSK
Buffer skid setting
#VSP
Silence detection period
#VSR
Sampling rate selection
#VSS
Silence deletion tuner
#VTD
DTMF tone reporting capability
#VTM
Enable timing mark placement
#VTS
Generate tone signals
#VTX
Voice transmit mode
Attention Switzerland User:
If your Swisscom phone line does not have Taxsignal switched OFF, modem
function may be impaired. The impairment may be resolved by a filter with
the following specifications:
Telekom PTT SCR-BE
Taximpulssperrfilter-12kHz
PTT Art. 444.112.7
Bakom 93.0291.Z.N
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Appendix B. Notices
Lenovo may not offer the products, services, or features discussed in this
document in all countries. Consult your local Lenovo representative for
information on the products and services currently available in your area. Any
reference to a Lenovo product, program, or service is not intended to state or
imply that only that Lenovo product, program, or service may be used. Any
functionally equivalent product, program, or service that does not infringe any
Lenovo intellectual property right may be used instead. However, it is the user’s
responsibility to evaluate and verify the operation of any other product, program,
or service.
Lenovo may have patents or pending patent applications covering subject matter
described in this document. The furnishing of this document does not give you
any license to these patents. You can send license inquiries, in writing, to:
Lenovo (United States), Inc.
1009 Think Place - Building One
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U.S.A.
Attention: Lenovo Director of Licensing
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ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED
TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT,
MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Some
jurisdictions do not allow disclaimer of express or implied warranties in certain
transactions, therefore, this statement may not apply to you.
This information could include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors.
Changes are periodically made to the information herein; these changes will be
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and/or changes in the product(s) and/or the program(s) described in this
publication at any time without notice.
The products described in this document are not intended for use in implantation
or other life support applications where malfunction may result in injury or death
to persons. The information contained in this document does not affect or change
Lenovo product specifications or warranties. Nothing in this document shall
operate as an express or implied license or indemnity under the intellectual
property rights of Lenovo or third parties. All information contained in this
document was obtained in specific environments and is presented as an
illustration. The result obtained in other operating environments may vary.
Lenovo may use or distribute any of the information you supply in any way it
believes appropriate without incurring any obligation to you.
Any references in this publication to non-Lenovo Web sites are provided for
convenience only and do not in any manner serve as an endorsement of those Web
sites. The materials at those Web sites are not part of the materials for this Lenovo
product, and use of those Web sites is at your own risk.
Any performance data contained herein was determined in a controlled
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vary significantly. Some measurements may have been made on development-level
systems and there is no guarantee that these measurements will be the same on
generally available systems. Furthermore, some measurements may have been
estimated through extrapolation. Actual results may vary. Users of this document
should verify the applicable data for their specific environment.
Television output notice
The following notice applies to models that have the factory-installed
television-output feature.
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by
method claims of certain U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights owned
by Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners. Use of this copyright
protection technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation, and is
intended for home and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise
authorized by Macrovision Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is
prohibited.
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IBM
Wake on LAN
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Intel, Celeron, Core, and Pentium are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the
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Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or
both.
Other company, product, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of
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Index
A
access help 54
administration, password 32
advanced settings 34
antivirus software, updating 11
arranging workspace 3
AT commands
basic 57
extended 59
audio subsystem 12, 15, 18, 21
diagnostic (continued)
PC-Doctor for Windows PE 38, 41
programs 38
Rescue and Recovery workspace 40, 41
running diskettes 40
running, CD image 40
diagnostics 37
diagnostics programs, using 55
disc, creating product recovery 45
diskette, creating and using a recovery repair 49
documentation, using 55
B
E
backup and recovery operations 46
basic trouble shooting 37
BIOS, updating (flashing) 35, 36
books folder, online 53
electrical outlets 4
environment, operating 24, 25, 26, 27
Ethernet 12, 15, 18, 21
exiting, setup utility 34
expansion adapters 14, 17, 20, 22
C
cable lengths 4
changing
password 32
startup device sequence 33
cleaning the mouse 41
comfort 3
commands
basic AT 57
fax class 1 61
fax class 2 61
manual modem 57
MNP/V.42/V.42bis/V.44 60
voice 62
computer
connecting your 5
setting up your 5
shutting down 11
connecting your computer 5
considerations, passwords 31
creating
and using recovery repair diskette
and using rescue media 48
diagnostic CD image 39
product recovery disc 45
customer support center 55
F
fax class 1
commands 61
fax class 2
commands 61
features 12, 15, 18, 21
flashing BIOS 35
folder, books online 53
G
getting
help 53
information 53
service 53
glare, lighting 3
49
D
deleting password 32
device drivers
installing 50
recovering 50
diagnostic
CD image 10, 40
creating 39
diskettes 10, 39, 40
creating 39
PC-Doctor for DOS 38, 39
PC-Doctor for Windows 38, 39
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H
help
access 54
and service 54
getting 53
I
important safety information 1
information
getting 53
important safety 1
resources 53
safety 54
warranty 54
input/output (I/O) features 13, 16, 19, 22
installing
device drivers 50
operating system 11
software 10
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R
internal drives 12, 15, 18, 21
introduction v
L
Lenovo web site 54
lighting, glare 3
M
manual modem commands 57
media, creating and using rescue 48
MNP/V.42/V.42bis/V.44, commands 60
modem commands
basic AT 57
Extended AT 59
fax class 1 61
fax class 2 61
manual 57
MNP/V.42/V.42bis/V.44 60
Voice 62
mouse
cleaning 41
non-optical 42
optical mouse 41
N
non-optical mouse 42
notice, television output
notices 65
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O
online books folder 53
operating system
installing 11
updating 10
operations, backup and recovery
optical mouse 41
outlets, electrical 4
overview, software 29
46
P
password
administrator 32
considerations 31
setting, changing, deleting 32
user 32
passwords, using 31
physical specifications 24, 25, 26, 27
power
Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)
support 14, 17, 20, 22
features 14, 17, 20, 22
turning off computer 11
turning on computer 9
power-on self-test (POST) 35
product recovery disc, creating 45
productivity center, ThinkVantage 53
programs, updating system 35
purchasing additional services 56
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recovering
device drivers 50
software 45
recovery
operations, backup and 46
problems, solving 51
repair diskette, creating and using
workspace, rescue and 47
Rescue and Recovery 45
rescue and recovery workspace 47
rescue device, starting 51
rescue media, creating and using 48
resources, information 53
S
safety 1
safety information 54
security
features 14, 17, 20, 22
profile by device, using 32
selecting
start up device 33
temporary startup device 33
service
and help 54
customer support center 55
getting 53
services
other 56
purchasing additional 56
setting
password 32
rescue device 51
up your computer 5
settings
advanced 34
changing 31
viewing 31
Setup Utility 31
setup utility, exiting 34
software
installing 10
overview 29
recovering 45
solving recover problems 51
starting the setup utility program
startup device 33
sequence, changing 33
temporary, selecting 33
system
management 12, 15, 18, 21
programs 35
31
T
television output notice 66
temporary startup device 33
ThinkVantage productivity center
trademarks 66
troubleshooting 37
troubleshooting, basic 37
turning on power 9
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U
updating
(flashing) BIOS 35
antivirus software 11
operating system 10
system programs 35
updating (flashing) BIOS 36
user, password 32
using
diagnostic programs 55
documentation 55
other services 56
passwords 31
recovery repair diskette, creating and using
rescue media, creating and 48
Setup Utility 31
utility program, starting 31
49
V
video subsystem 12, 15, 18, 21
viewing and changing settings 31
voice, commands 62
W
warranty information 54
web site, Lenovo 54
workspace, arranging 3
workspace, backup and recovery
47
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