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NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer system.
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Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
© 1999 Dell Computer Corporation. All rights reserved.
Reproduction in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell
Computer Corporation is strictly forbidden.
Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, and Inspiron are trademarks of
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its own.
June 1999
P/N 8614D Rev. A02
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Installing Drivers and Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2
Installing the Video Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2
Changing Video Resolution . . . . . . . . . . .1-5
Installing the Audio Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6
Installing the Touchpad Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-7
Power Management Configuration Utility . . .1-10
PC Card Configuration Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-11
Installing the Internal Modem
Driver (Optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-14
Installing Softex BayManager Software . . . . . . . .1-15
Installing the System Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-16
Installing Help From the CD . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-17
Downloading Help From the Support
Web Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-18
Contacting Dell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-19
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This document explains how to install/reinstall device drivers and
utilities on your Dell Inspiron 7000 portable computer running the
Microsoft® Windows NT 4.0 operating system. You may need to
use this document under the following conditions:
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You are reinstalling the version of Windows NT 4.0 that
came with your computer, and you need to reinstall the
drivers and utilities that Dell provides.
You have a new hard-disk drive and you need to install all of
the system software.
To install the system software, you need the following items:
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Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 CD
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4 CD
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Dell Inspiron 7000 Windows NT 4.0 Workstation System
Software CD
CD-ROM drive (installed)
One formatted diskette
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The following sections describe the drivers and utilities that are
provided on the Dell Inspiron 7000 Windows NT 4.0 Workstation
System Software CD.
NOTE: To install the drivers and utilities correctly, you must install
them in the order presented in this document.
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The video driver controls features such as video resolution and
color palette.
To install the video driver, perform the following steps:
1.
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Log on as Administrator.
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2.
Insert the Dell Inspiron 7000 Windows NT 4.0 Workstation
System Software CD into the CD-ROM drive.
3.
Double-click the My Computer icon, and then double-click
Control Panel.
4.
In the Control Panel window, double-click the Display
icon.
5.
In the Display Properties window, click the Settings tab
and click Display Type.
6.
In the Adapter Type area, click Change.
7.
In the Change Display dialog box, click Have Disk.
8.
In the Install From Disk dialog box, type [?YLGHR,
where x is the drive letter of the CD-ROM drive.
9.
Click OK.
A list of devices supported by this driver appears.
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10. Highlight ATI 3d RAGE MOBILITY P AGP, and then click
OK.
NOTE: Select the appropriate language.
11. Click Yes when the Third-party Drivers message appears.
The files are copied to the hard-disk drive.
A message appears stating that the drivers were successfully installed.
12. Click OK.
13. Click Close to close the Display Type dialog box.
14. Click Close to close the Display Properties dialog box.
15. When prompted, click Yes to restart your computer.
NOTE: After the computer restarts, you may change the video
resolution. See the following section, “Changing Video
Resolution.”
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To change the video resolution, perform the following steps:
1.
Log on as Administrator.
2.
Click OK in the Invalid Display Settings dialog box.
3.
In the Color palette area, highlight 65536 Colors. In the
Desktop Area, drag the pointer to the right until 1024 by
768 pixels is shown. Make sure the Refresh Frequency is
set to 60 Hertz.
4.
Click Test.
5.
Click OK.
A test bitmap appears for the selected resolution and color
palette.
6.
Click Yes if the expected results appear.
7.
Click Apply to immediately accept these settings and configure your desktop.
8.
Click OK to close the Display Properties dialog box.
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The audio driver allows you to customize the sound features of
your computer.
To install the audio driver, perform the following steps:
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1.
Log on as Administrator.
2.
Insert the Dell Inspiron 7000 Windows NT 4.0 Workstation
System Software CD into the CD-ROM drive.
3.
Double-click the My Computer icon and then double-click
Control Panel.
4.
In the Control Panel window, double-click the Multimedia
icon.
5.
In the Multimedia Properties window, click the Devices
tab.
6.
Click Add.
7.
In the Add pop-up window, highlight Unlisted or Updated
Driver. Click OK.
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Type [?DXGLR, where x is the drive letter of the CD-ROM
drive, and then click OK.
The Add Unlisted or Updated Driver dialog box appears
with ESS Audio Driver M2/M2E 4.02.37 highlighted.
9.
Click OK.
NOTE: If the following message appears, click NEW, and
then continue with step 10:
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10. Click OK, and then click OK again.
11. Click Restart Now to restart the computer.
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The touchpad driver controls features such as touchpad and
mouse functions, scrolling, touch features, and sensitivity.
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To install the touchpad driver, perform the following steps:
1.
Log on as Administrator.
2.
Insert the Dell Inspiron 7000 Windows NT 4.0 Workstation
System Software CD into the CD-ROM drive.
3.
Double-click the My Computer icon, and then double-click
the CD-ROM drive icon.
4.
Double-click the Touchpad folder.
5.
Double-click Setup.
6.
In the Welcome window, click Next>.
7.
In the Important Information window, click Next>.
Another Important Information window appears recommending that you create or update an emergency repair
diskette before you install the Synaptics TouchPad driver.
8.
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Ensure that the Run the Emergency Repair Disk utility
before installing check box is selected, and then click
Next>.
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9.
Click Next> to install the files in the default directory.
10. Click Next> to begin copying the files.
11. When prompted to create an emergency repair diskette,
click Yes.
12. Label a blank diskette “Emergency Repair Diskette,” insert
it into the diskette drive, and then click OK.
13. Click OK at the dialog box regarding sensitive information.
14. After the appropriate files are copied onto the hard-disk
drive and the emergency repair diskette is created, remove
the Emergency Repair Diskette and select Yes, I want to
restart my computer now.
Do not remove the Dell Inspiron 7000 Windows NT 4.0
Workstation System Software CD.
15. Click Finish to exit the installation and restart your
computer.
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The power management configuration utility allows you to adjust
the way the computer uses the battery. The Softex Power Management icon appears in the Control Panel after you install the
utility.
To install the power management configuration utility, perform
the following steps:
1.
Log on as Administrator.
2.
Insert the Dell Inspiron 7000 Windows NT 4.0 Workstation
System Software CD into the CD-ROM drive.
3.
Double-click the My Computer icon, and then double-click
the CD-ROM drive icon.
4.
Double-click the Apm folder.
5.
Double-click Setup.
The Softex Power Management Control Setup screen
appears, and then the Softex Power Management Control Setup window displays the license agreement.
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6.
Read the agreement and click Accept.
NOTE: You must accept the license agreement to
continue.
7.
Click the button in the Softex Power Management Control Setup window to accept the default installation
directory.
The Softex Power Management Control Setup window
notifies you that the installation is complete.
8.
Click OK.
9.
Click Don’t Restart Now in the Softex Power Management Control Setup window.
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The PC Card configuration utility allows you to view and change
the properties of an installed PC Card. The Softex PC Card Controller icon appears in the Control Panel after you install the
utility.
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To install the PC Card configuration utility, perform the following
steps:
1.
Remove any PC Card(s) from the PC Card slot and restart
the computer.
2.
Insert the Dell Inspiron 7000 Windows NT 4.0 Workstation
System Software CD into the CD-ROM drive.
3.
Double-click the My Computer icon, and then double-click
the CD-ROM drive icon.
4.
Double-click the Pcmcia folder.
5.
Double-click Setup.
The Softex PC Card Controller Setup screen appears,
and then the Softex PC Card Controller Setup window
displays the license agreement.
6.
Read the agreement and click Accept.
NOTE: You must accept the license agreement to
continue.
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7.
Click the button in the Softex PC Card Controller Setup
window to accept the default installation directory.
The Softex PC Card Controller Setup window monitors
the installation and displays a status bar.
The Creating Control Panel window appears and notifies
you that the setup program will install the PC Card
configuration in the Control Panel and that the Microsoft
Windows PC Card (PCMCIA) icon will be disabled.
8.
Click I Understand.
9.
When the Softex PC Card Controller Setup window notifies you that the installation is complete, click OK.
The Reboot Now window appears.
10. Click Restart Now to restart the computer.
11. Log on as Administrator.
The Softex PC Card Controller Diagnostics window
appears.
12. Click Next>, and then click Next> again to start the diagnostics utility.
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13. When the Softex PC Card Controller Diagnostics window notifies you that the diagnostics are complete, click
Finish.
14. Verify that the computer restarts.
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The modem driver allows you to customize the operation of your
optional internal modem.
To install the internal modem driver, perform the following steps.
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1.
Log on as Administrator.
2.
Insert the Dell Inspiron 7000 Windows NT 4.0 Workstation
System Software CD into the CD-ROM drive.
3.
Double-click the My Computer icon, and then double-click
the CD-ROM drive icon.
4.
Double-click the Internal Modem folder.
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5.
Double-click Setup.
The Installing Modem Drivers window appears.
6.
At the Modem Installation window, click Next>.
7.
When prompted, select Install new modem driver and
components and click Next>.
8.
When prompted, select the Yes, I want to restart my
computer now check box and click Finish to restart the
computer.
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The BayManager software allows you to remove and install
devices without turning off your system.
To install BayManager, perform the following steps:
1.
Insert the Dell Inspiron 7000 Windows NT 4.0 Workstation
System Software CD into the CD-ROM drive.
2.
Double-click the My Computer icon, and then double-click
the CD-ROM drive icon.
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3.
Double-click the BayMgr folder.
4.
Double-click Setup.
5.
At the Welcome screen, click Next.
An InstallShield message indicates that the files are being
copied.
6.
At the Setup Complete window, click Yes, I want to
restart my computer now, and click Finish.
The system restarts.
7.
Remove the Dell Inspiron 7000 Windows NT 4.0 Workstation System Software CD from the drive.
After your computer restarts, a BayManager icon appears
in the icon tray at the right of the taskbar.
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The Dell Inspiron system Help is available on the Dell Inspiron
7000 Windows NT 4.0 Workstation System Software CD. You can
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also access it from Dell’s support Web site
(http://support.dell.com).
NOTE: You must install Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 from the
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4 CD prior to installing
the system Help.
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To install the system Help file from the Dell Inspiron 7000 Windows NT 4.0 Workstation System Software CD, perform the
following steps:
1.
Insert the CD into the CD-ROM drive.
2.
Double-click the My Computer icon, and then double-click
the CD-ROM drive icon.
3.
Double-click the Utility folder, and then double-click the
Guide folder.
4.
Right-click and hold Help_eng and drag it to the Windows
desktop.
NOTE: Select the appropriate language.
5.
Release the right mouse button.
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6.
Left-click Copy Here.
7.
Double-click the Help_eng icon to access the system Help.
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To download the system Help from http://support.dell.com,
perform the following steps:
1.
Click Support Your Dell.
2.
Type your system service tag sequence, if available, click
Submit, and go to step 5.
If the service tag is not available, go to step 3.
3.
Click Inspiron Notebooks.
4.
Click 7000.
5.
Under Technical Information, click Documentation.
Follow the instructions on the page to save the file to your
hard-disk drive.
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6.
Click System Help.
7.
When prompted, you can save the Help file to your harddisk drive.
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Dell’s technical assistance Web site (http://support.dell.com)
provides driver and utility updates, as well as technical assistance
with questions about your computer. In addition, if you have
access to a computer with a modem and/or fax capabilities, you
can access Dell’s TechConnect bulletin board service (BBS), AutoTech service, and TechFax service. Dell’s Web site also contains
links to some of these services.
Dell regularly tests and officially releases new drivers and utilities
for Inspiron computers. A list of the latest drivers and utilities is
available at http://support.dell.com.
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