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Gateway
ALR 7200
User’s Guide
Part #8503435
A MAN SYS US 7200 USR GDE R0
7/98
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Notices
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The information in this manual has been carefully checked and is believed to be accurate. However,
changes are made periodically. These changes are incorporated in newer publication editions.
Gateway 2000 may improve and/or change products described in this publication at any time. Due to
continuing system improvements, Gateway 2000 is not responsible for inaccurate information which
may appear in this manual. For the latest product updates, consult the Gateway 2000 web site at
www.gateway.com. In no event will Gateway 2000 be liable for direct, indirect, special, exemplary,
incidental, or consequential damages resulting from any defect or omission in this manual, even if
advised of the possibility of such damages.
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improvements in this manual and the products it describes at any time, without notices or obligation.
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Mouse, Gateway 2000, HandBook, Liberty, TelePath, Vivitron, stylized “G” design, and “You’ve got a
friend in the business” slogan are registered trademarks and “All the big trends start in South Dakota”
slogan, GATEWAY, and Gateway Solo are trademarks of Gateway 2000, Inc. Intel, Intel Inside logo,
and Pentium are registered trademarks and MMX is a trademark of Intel Corporation. Microsoft, MS,
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Copyright © 1998 Advanced Logic Research, Inc. (ALR)
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This publication is protected by copyright and all rights are reserved. No part of it may be reproduced
or transmitted by any means or in any form, without prior consent in writing from ALR.
The information in this manual has been carefully checked and is believed to be accurate. However,
changes are made periodically. These changes are incorporated in newer publication editions. ALR
may improve and/or change products described in this publication at any time. Due to continuing
system improvements, ALR is not responsible for inaccurate information which may appear in this
manual. For the latest product updates, consult the ALR web site at www.alr.com. In no event will ALR
be liable for direct, indirect, special, exemplary, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from
any defect or omission in this manual, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.
In the interest of continued product development, ALR reserves the right to make improvements in this
manual and the products it describes at any time, without notices or obligation.
Trademark Acknowledgments
ALR is a registered trademark of Advanced Logic Research, Inc. All other product names mentioned
herein are used for identification purposes only, and may be the trademarks or registered trademarks
of their respective companies.
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Contents
Preface ......................................................................................v
About This Guide ................................................................................... vi
Conventions Used in this Guide .......................................................... vii
Chapter 1: Getting Started ...................................................... 1
Before You Begin.................................................................................... 2
Assembling Your System ....................................................................... 3
Inspecting the Contents.................................................................... 3
Connecting Peripherals .................................................................... 4
Powering Up the System......................................................................... 6
Quick Check ..................................................................................... 6
Troubleshooting Guidelines............................................................. 7
Chapter 2: System Features ................................................... 9
Basic Features........................................................................................ 10
Front Panel............................................................................................. 11
Storage Bays................................................................................... 11
Buttons............................................................................................ 12
LED Indicators ............................................................................... 12
3.5-inch Floppy Disk Drive ........................................................... 12
Bezel Door and Keylock................................................................ 13
Rear Panel.............................................................................................. 14
Power Supply Connectors.............................................................. 14
Expansion Slot Cover Plates.......................................................... 15
I/O Ports.......................................................................................... 15
Operating Systems................................................................................. 16
Chapter 3: Maintaining and Cleaning Your System ............. 17
Maintaining Your System..................................................................... 18
Maintaining Your Hard Drive ....................................................... 18
Computer Virus Notice.................................................................. 20
Important Safety Instructions......................................................... 22
Cleaning Your System .......................................................................... 24
Cleaning the Mouse........................................................................ 24
Cleaning the Keyboard................................................................... 24
Cleaning the Monitor Screen ......................................................... 25
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Cleaning the Computer and Monitor Cases.................................. 25
Appendix A: Regulatory Compliance Statements .................27
FCC Notice............................................................................................
Industry Canada Notice ........................................................................
CE Notice ..............................................................................................
VCCI Notice .........................................................................................
Australia/New Zealand Notice.............................................................
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Index .......................................................................................31
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Preface
Contents
About This Guide ................................................... vi
Conventions Used in this Guide............................ vii
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About This Guide
The purpose of this User’s Guide is to help you unpack, assemble, and
install the system. This guide provides step-by-step setup and operating
instructions along with detailed illustrations throughout the document.
Below is a summary of the sections to follow:
Chapter 1: Getting Started covers information about the internal and
external features as well as the system architecture and supported operating
systems.
Chapter 2: System Features explains the main features of your system,
including how to assemble it, identifying connectors and arranging your
workspace.
Chapter 3: Maintaining and Cleaning Your System explains how to
perform routine maintenance and cleaning on your system.
We recommend you take time to read through the manual before using the
system. If you encounter a problem, refer to the handy troubleshooting
section in this guide.
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Conventions Used in this Guide
Throughout this booklet, you will see the following conventions:
CONVENTION
DESCRIPTION
ENTER
A key name corresponds to a key on
the keyboard.
CTRL + ALT + DEL
A plus sign indicates that the keys on
either side of it must be pressed
simultaneously.
Setup
Commands to be entered as well as
messages that appear on your
monitor are printed in bolded “Arial
Narrow” font.
System User’s Guide
Names of publications and files are
italicized.
RUN
Options to select are boldfaced.
Sidebars
Sidebars denote critical information
such as warnings, important
information, and important notes.
Note:
This is an example of an
important note that may
appear in the manual.
Conventions Used in this Guide
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Chapter 1:
Getting Started
Contents
Before You Begin.................................................... 2
Assembling Your System........................................ 3
Inspecting the Contents .................................... 3
Connecting Peripherals .................................... 4
Powering Up the System......................................... 6
Quick Check ..................................................... 6
Troubleshooting Guidelines............................. 7
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Before You Begin
Congratulations on your purchase. With the arrival of your new system, you
are probably eager to assemble the computer and have it operating. This
section helps you accomplish the following:
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Assembling the system
Connecting the monitor and keyboard
Powering up the system
Carefully read and follow these instructions to ensure your system operates
correctly.
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Assembling Your System
1. Prepare a clean, flat, and firm surface for your computer. Allow at
least three inches at the rear of the chassis for cabling and air
circulation.
2. Protect your computer from extreme temperature and humidity. Do
not expose your computer to direct sunlight, heater ducts, and other
heat-generating objects.
3. Keep your system away from equipment that generates magnetic
fields. Even a telephone placed too closely to the system may cause
interference.
4. Protect your system against AC line spikes by using a 3-prong, 115-V
or 230-V (depending on the voltage supplied in your locality), and an
AC surge control outlet station. The system includes a 300W power
supply.
Inspecting the Contents
Unpack the carton and inspect the contents. Standard systems include the
following items:
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System Unit
Power Cable
User’s Guide
Maintaining and Troubleshooting
Utilities
Enhanced Keyboard
Important!
Keep the product carton
and foam packing, in case
you have to ship the
system. If you return the
system in different
packaging, your warranty
may be voided.
Check the packing list to ensure all equipment and associated manuals are
included in your shipment. Inspect everything carefully.
Assembling Your System
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Connecting Peripherals
Refer to Figure 1 and the following procedures when connecting optional
peripherals to your system.
Note:
Shielded cables are
required by the FCC.
Figure 1: Connecting Peripherals
1. Connect the keyboard and mouse to their respective ports, using the
pictures embossed on the system’s back panel as a guide.
2. Connect the monitor video cable to the video port. The location of the
port may vary depending on whether you use the integrated video or a
video card.
3. Connect the monitor power cable to an AC outlet or preferably, a surge
control outlet station.
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4. Verify that the Voltage Selector Switch on the power supply is set for
the proper voltage (115V or 230V).
5. Connect the system power cable to the AC-In power socket on the
power supply.
6. Connect the other end of the system power cable to an AC outlet.
Assembling Your System
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Powering Up the System
Warning!
The bezel door must be
closed and locked while the
system is running.
Press the On/Off switch on the front panel, and the green LED on the front
panel will illuminate ON.
If you turn off your system, you must wait at least ten seconds before you
turn the system back on.
The system self-checks the memory even if the monitor is not connected. If
the monitor is connected and powered ON, the screen displays the power-up
sequence.
Note:
Under no circumstances
return any equipment
without obtaining a Return
Material Authorization
(RMA) number.
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If more than one CPU is installed, the system displays which CPU
it is currently testing.
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If any errors are encountered, your system displays them on the
monitor.
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If a monitor is not connected or the system is unable to display an
error, an error beep code sounds.
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If the system encounters an error, it is most likely a nonfatal one,
meaning the system will function until the error can be corrected
(usually through the BIOS Setup).
Quick Check
If your system does not operate correctly, re-read the instructions for the
procedure(s) you have performed. If an error occurs within an application,
consult the documentation supplied with the software.
This section identifies solutions to common problems. If the suggestions in
this section are not helpful, try looking up the problem in the Maintaining
and Troubleshooting Guide. In the event of a problem, the following checks
should be performed:
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Looking Things Over
Sometimes, the simplest things can cause trouble. To avoid unnecessary
service calls, be sure you check over the basics before you call for support.
In any complex system, there is potential for a forgotten connection, a
forgotten switch or a loose connector. Before powering up the system,
perform the following checks:
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Is the power cord connected to the CPU system and an AC outlet?
Is the AC outlet supplying power?
If a power strip is used, is it switched on? Is the circuit breaker set?
Does the voltage selection switch on the system’s power supply
reflect the proper voltage?
Verifying Your Configuration
If your system is not operating correctly, the BIOS may contain an invalid
configuration parameter. Enter the BIOS program and check your
configuration settings.
Troubleshooting Guidelines
As you troubleshoot your system, keep the following guidelines in mind:
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Never remove the system covers while the system is powered up.
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If a peripheral such as the keyboard, mouse, drive, or printer does
not appear to work, ensure that all connections are secure.
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If the screen displays an error message, write it down, word-forword. You may be asked about it when calling Technical Support.
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Only qualified personnel should open the system for maintenance.
Do not attempt to open the monitor, it is extremely dangerous.
Even if the monitor power is disconnected, stored energy within the
monitor’s components can cause a painful or harmful shock.
If you feel you are qualified to maintain the system yourself, make
certain you are properly grounded before opening the system
chassis.
Powering Up the System
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Chapter 2:
System
Features
Contents
Basic Features........................................................ 10
Front Panel............................................................. 11
Storage Bays................................................... 11
Buttons............................................................ 12
LED Indicators ............................................... 12
3.5-inch Floppy Disk Drive ........................... 12
Bezel Door and Keylock ................................ 13
Rear Panel .............................................................. 14
Power Supply Connectors.............................. 14
Expansion Slot Cover Plates.......................... 15
I/O Ports.......................................................... 15
Operating Systems................................................. 16
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Basic Features
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Intel Pentium® II processor (speed depends on the model)
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32-bit PCI and 16-bit ISA bus master; 64-bit processor and
memory data path; extended PCI-to-PCI bridge support
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32-MB Error Checking and Correcting (ECC) synchronous
dynamic random access memory (SDRAM), expandable to 1-GB
using ECC 60-ns 72-bit SDRAM DIMMs
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Integrated 2-MB DRAM PCI Graphics (Cirrus Logic GD54M30)
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Integrated dual channel PCI Ultra2 SCSI (Adaptec 7890) with two
68-pin connectors, dual-channel Ultra-DMA PCI IDE interface,
and floppy controller supporting 1.44-MB and 2.88-MB formats.
RAID port ready: the shared PCI/RAID port slot supports the
addition of a RAID port card to provide RAID capability.
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Low voltage differential (LVD) support for SCSI devices. LVD
SCSI allows faster disk access and greater data integrity
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Power supply unit that provides 300-W of DC power to internal
system components.
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Phoenix upgradable Flash BIOS, Year 2000 Ready
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The system is equipped with InforManager™ (IFM), a special
feature consisting of both hardware and software designed to
monitor and report the operating status of the system and its
devices: CPUs, power supplies, RAM, ambient temperatures,
voltages, and fan operation. For further information about the
InforManager™, refer to the InforManager™ User’s Guide.
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SMP design supporting up to two processor modules; Intel MP
Specification V1.1 and 1.4 compliant
Seven expansion slots: five PCI, one shared PCI/RAID port, and
one shared PCI/ISA.
Optional rack mount conversion kit allows you to convert the
minitower chassis to a rack mount unit. The conversion kit is sold
separately.
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Front Panel
The front panel of the system is equipped with switches, LEDs, and drive
bays. Figure 2 shows the front panel and the table below provides the key.
Figure 2: Front Panel
A
5.25-inch drive bays
B
Power button
C
Keyboard lock button
D
Power indicator LED
E
Hard drive activity LED
F
Reset button
G
Keylock
H
3.5-inch drive bays
I
Front panel door
Storage Bays
The system can support up to seven devices in the following bays:
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Three 5.25-inch front accessible bays that support any 5.25-inch
device or any 3.5-inch device with a special mounting bracket
Front Panel
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Three 3.5-inch: two external bays, one of which has a factoryinstalled, 1.44-MB 3.5-inch floppy disk drive. The third (bottom)
bay is an internal bay.
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One 3.5-inch internal drive bay mounted beneath the power supply
which has a factory-installed hard drive
Buttons
There are three buttons on the front panel These buttons are defined in
Table 1 below.
Table 1: System Switch Definitions
Button
Function
Power button
Toggles the system ON or OFF.
Reset button
Allows you to reset the system without having to power it off and
then on again
Keyboard lock
button
Enables/disables the keyboard functions
LED Indicators
There are two LEDs on the front panel. These LEDs are defined in Table 2
below.
Table 2: LED Indicator Lights
LED
Meaning When Lit
Power
The system is on.
Hard Disk Controller Activity
The hard disk is being accessed.
3.5-inch Floppy Disk Drive
The standard system is equipped with one half-height 1.44-MB 3.5-inch
floppy disk.
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Bezel Door and Keylock
The bezel door offers access to the 3.5-inch floppy disk drive, the other
external 3.5-inch drive bay and the 5.25-inch drive bays. The door can be
locked to prevent unauthorized access.
Warning!
The bezel door must be
closed and locked while the
system is running.
Front Panel
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Rear Panel
The rear panel of the system is equipped with I/O ports, connectors, and
switches. Figure 3 shows the rear panel of the system and the table below
provides the key to the figure.
Figure 3: Rear Panel
A
Voltage selection switch
B
C
Expansion slot cover plates
D
AC plug
Ethernet connector
E
External SCSI port
F
Dual USB ports
G
Video port
H
Keyboard port
I
Mouse port
J
Serial port 2
K
Serial port 1
L
Parallel port
Power Supply Connectors
The system supports one 300-Watt power supply.
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Voltage Selector Switch
Located on the back of the power supply module, this switch must be set to
the proper AC line voltage used in your locality (115VAC or 230VAC).
AC Power-In Connector
This is a connector into the power supply which provides the electrical
current to the system and its peripherals. Using the power cable supplied
with the system, connect the power supply into a grounded wall outlet.
Expansion Slot Cover Plates
These are cover plates over each of the expansion slots on the system board.
The system board has five PCI slots, one shared PCI/ISAslot, and one PCI/
RAIDport slot.
Note:
If your mouse has a miniDIN connector, you must
connect it to the Mouse
Port.
I/O Ports
The I/O ports on the rear panel provide the point of connection for the
peripherals that accompany the system and any others that you may
purchase. Table 3 defines the ports
Table 3: Rear Panel I/O Ports
Port
Definition
Serial ports 1 and 2
These are high speed serial ports which use the First-In-First-Out
(FIFO) protocol. If you have a serial mouse, connect it to Serial
Port 1 (COM1). Other serial devices such as serial printers or
modems can also be connected these ports.
Parallel port
Parallel devices such as parallel printers and scanners can be
connected to this port.
Mouse port
This port supports any mouse with a miniature circular DIN (miniDIN) connector.
Keyboard port
This port supports any keyboard with a miniature circular DIN
(mini-DIN) connector.
Video port
Connects your monitor to the video interface card.
Dual USB ports
These ports support any USB compliant devices. USB keyboards
and mice may not be compatible with power management.
Integrated LAN port
This port supports an RJ45 connector to your LAN.
Rear Panel
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Note:
SCO UNIX versions 3.2.4.2
and ODT 3.0 require both
MPX 3.X and APIC Driver
1.X to support more than
one processor.
Important!
The Pentium® II processor
in this system is designed
to support 32-bit operating
systems and applications.
To ensure optimum system
performance, use only 32bit programs on the system.
Operating Systems
The System is 100% Intel MP Specification V1.1 or V1.4, BIOS-selectable
compliant. The following operating systems support SMP:
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Novell NetWare SMP 4.1 and 4.11
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Solaris® 2.1
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Microsoft Windows NT™ Server 3.51 and 4.0
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Microsoft Windows NT™ Workstation 3.51 and 4.0
SCO UNIX 3.2.4.2
SCO UNIX ODT 3.0
SCO UNIX Open Server 5.X
UnixWare 2.01 and 2.1
IBM OS/2 SMP 3.0 Warp
Microsoft Small Business Server
Since each Operating System operates differently, it is best to reference
your software documentation for specific instructions on what to do after
the system boots.
The following operating systems run on the system but do not support the
system’s multiprocessing capabilities:
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Microsoft Windows® 95
NeXTStep OS 3.3
Novell NetWare 3.1x and 4.x
If you are unsure whether or not your application supports SMP, contact the
product manufacturer.
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Chapter 3:
Maintaining
and Cleaning
Your System
Contents
Maintaining Your System ..................................... 18
Maintaining Your Hard Drive........................ 18
Computer Virus Notice .................................. 20
Important Safety Instructions......................... 22
Cleaning Your System .......................................... 24
Cleaning the Mouse........................................ 24
Cleaning the Keyboard................................... 24
Cleaning the Monitor Screen ......................... 25
Cleaning the Computer and Monitor Cases .. 25
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Maintaining Your System
Fortunately, most electronic components require little or no maintenance.
Your hard drives are the primary exception to this and maintaining them
properly can significantly improve the performance of your system. Some
programs that help maintain the integrity of the hard drives in your system
come as part of the Windows 95 and Windows NT operating systems. The
following section contains information about caring for your hard drives.
Maintaining Your Hard Drive
Hard drives need regular maintenance because running the system software
divides files, creates spaces between data, and otherwise decreases the hard
drive’s performance. Windows 95 and Windows NT provide maintenance
tools that help prevent possible hard drive problems. The two most
important tools for hard drive maintenance are the programs ScanDisk and
Disk Defragmenter.
Using ScanDisk
ScanDisk is a program that lets you check your hard disk for damaged areas
and then repairs them. We suggest you scan your hard drive from at least
once a week to once a month, depending on how often and how much you
use your computer.
To Start ScanDisk
1. Click on the Start button. Then click on Programs, then
Accessories, then System Tools, and then ScanDisk.
The ScanDisk window opens.
2. In the ScanDisk window, click on the drive you want to scan.
3. If you only want to check your files and folders for errors, select the
Standard option button. If you want to do a more thorough scan for
errors, select the Thorough option.
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Because the Thorough option takes more time than the Standard
option, we recommend you normally use the Standard option and do a
Thorough check at least once a month.
4. If you selected Standard and you want to change the settings
ScanDisk uses when it checks files and folders, click on the
Advanced button, select the options in the ScanDisk Advanced
Options window, then click on the OK button to close the window.
If you selected Thorough and want to change the settings ScanDisk
uses when it checks the disk’s surface, click on the Options button,
select the options from the Surface Scan Options window, then click
on the OK button to close the window.
5. If you want ScanDisk to automatically fix any errors it finds, select the
Automatically fix errors option in the ScanDisk window.
6. Click on the Start button in the ScanDisk window.
When the scan is complete, the ScanDisk Results window opens
giving you details of the scanning operation.
7. If you want to scan another drive, click on the Close button to return
to the ScanDisk window, select another drive, then go to Step 6.
8. When you are finished using ScanDisk, click on Close.
Using Disk Defragmenter
The Disk Defragmenter program helps maintain the integrity of your hard
drive by rearranging files so that unused space on your hard drive is not
scattered around the drive, but is contained in one contiguous area on the
disk. You may notice, after running Disk Defragmenter, that your programs
run a little faster and more efficiently. That is because the hard drive head
can go directly to the data it needs instead of skipping around to different
places on the disk to find pieces of data.
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We suggest you run Disk Defragmenter at least once a week to once a
month, depending on how much you use your system.
To Run Disk Defragmenter
1. Click on the Start button, then follow the popup menus through
Programs, then Accessories, and then System Tools. Then select
Disk Defragmenter.
A dialog box opens asking you to select a drive to defragment.
2. Select the drive from the pull-down menu, then click OK.
A dialog box opens showing the progress of the defragmentation.
When defragmentation is complete, a dialog box opens and asks you if
you want to quit the Disk Defragmenter program.
3. If you are finished defragmenting the drives in your system, click Yes.
If you have more drives to defragment, click No and return to Step 2.
Computer Virus Notice
What is a virus?
A virus is a program written with malicious intent for the sole purpose of
creating havoc in a computer system. It attaches itself to executable files or
boot sectors, so it can replicate and spread. Some viruses may only cause
your system to beep or display messages or images on the screen. Other
viruses are highly destructive and corrupt or erase the contents of your files
or disks. To be safe, never assume any virus is harmless.
What types of viruses are known?
Viruses are identified by how they infect computer systems.
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Program Viruses infect executable program files such as .COM,
.EXE, .OVL, .DRV, .SYS, and .BIN.
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Boot Viruses attach themselves to a Boot Record, Master Boot,
FAT, or Partition Table.
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Multipartite Viruses are both program and boot infectors.
How does a virus spread and contaminate?
There are many ways a virus can spread and infect your system. However, a
virus is inactive until the infected program is executed, or a boot record is
read. Thereafter, the virus loads itself into system memory and begins to
copy and spread itself. Diskettes used in a contaminated system can get
infected and, in turn, transfer the virus when used in another system. A
virus can also spread via programs downloaded from bulletin boards or the
Internet. Remember that viruses cannot appear all by themselves. They
have to be written, then spread through direct contact with executable
programs or boot sectors.
What can you do to protect your system?
Awareness is the key. Users need to learn about the existence of viruses,
how they perpetuate, and what to do to protect their systems by reducing the
likelihood of virus contamination. The following may help:
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Obtain an anti-virus program and make it a habit to scan the
system regularly. These programs may be purchased from a local
software store or obtained via shareware on the Internet or on-line
service providers such as CompuServe, Prodigy, AOL, or
DeltaNet.
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Make backup copies of all files and write-protect the disks.
Obtain all software from reputable sources and always scan new
software for any viruses prior to installing files.
If you suspect your system has been infected, you must find and remove the
viruses immediately using an anti-virus program. Next, reboot your system
as follows: shut the system down, then power it off for at least 15 seconds
before powering it back on. This is the only way to ensure the virus does not
remain in your system RAM.
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What do we do to prevent virus contamination?
We stand by the integrity of our products. Our staff takes every precaution
to ensure our files are free from viruses. These precautions include the
following:
•
We use McAfee VirusScan, a leading anti-virus software that
detects and removes over 95% of known viruses and provides
comprehensive protection including local and network drives, CDROMs, floppies, boot sectors, and partition tables. VirusScan also
provides advanced protection against unknown viruses. We
continuously update and use the most current version of McAfee
VirusScan on all of our products.
•
We write-protect all master diskettes and scan them at least twice
prior to manufacturing release.
•
We periodically scan production diskettes as an additional quality
check.
•
We scan all incoming products such as systems to repair, vendor
diskettes, hard drives, and trade-show units for viruses.
•
We give all systems a final boot test prior to shipping.
Unfortunately, today’s technology makes the creation of newer viruses
possible, some of which can elude even the best scanners available. Hence,
there is no absolute guarantee of virus immunity on any product. If you
believe you have received an infected product from us, please contact
Technical Support. Our staff will assist you in correcting the problem
immediately.
Important Safety Instructions
Observe the following guidelines when performing any work on your
system:
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Follow all instructions marked on this product and in the
documentation.
•
Unplug this product from the wall outlet before cleaning. Do not
use liquid or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp cloth for cleaning.
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Do not use this product near water. Do not spill liquid on or into the
product.
•
•
Do not place this product on an unstable surface.
•
Use only the power source indicated on the power supply. If you
are not certain about your power source, consult your reseller or the
local power company.
•
This product is equipped with a 3-wire grounding plug (a plug
with a grounding pin). This plug will only fit into a grounded
power outlet. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the
plug into the outlet, contact your electrician to replace the outlet.
•
•
Do not walk on the power cord or allow anything to rest on it.
•
•
Never insert objects of any kind into the system ventilation slots.
•
Openings in the system cabinet are provided for ventilation. Do not
block or cover these openings. Do not place this product near or
upon a radiator or heat register.
If you use an extension cord with this system, make sure the total
ampere ratings on the products plugged into the extension cord do
not exceed the extension cord ampere rating. Also, the total ampere
requirements for all products plugged into the wall outlet must not
exceed 15 amperes.
Do not attempt to service the system yourself except as explained
elsewhere in the manual. Adjust only those controls covered in the
instructions. Opening or removing covers marked “Do Not
Remove” may expose you to dangerous voltages or other risks.
Refer all servicing of those compartments to qualified service
personnel.
Important!
The system power cord
serves as the main
disconnect for the
computer. The wall outlet
must be easily accessible
by the operator.
Under any of the following conditions, unplug the system from the
wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified personnel:
•
The power cord or plug is damaged.
•
Liquid has been spilled into the system.
•
The system does not operate properly when the operating
instructions are followed.
•
The system was dropped, or the cabinet is damaged.
•
The product exhibits a distinct change in performance.
Maintaining Your System
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Cleaning Your System
Your system and its components need to be cleaned occasionally. The
following sections contain information about caring for the various parts of
your system.
Cleaning the Mouse
If the mouse pointer on the screen moves erratically when you move the
mouse, dirt is probably on the rollers inside the mouse.
To Clean the Mouse
1. Shut down the system.
2. Turn your mouse upside down and remove the mouse ball cover.
3. Cup your hand under the mouse, then turn your mouse right-side up.
The gray mouse-ball should drop into your hand. If it doesn’t, gently
shake the mouse until the ball drops out of the socket.
4. Once the mouse ball is free, use adhesive tape to pick up any dust or
lint on its surface and wipe away dirt or lint inside the mouse-ball
socket. You can also blow into the socket to remove dirt and lint. If
foreign matter is trapped inside the socket or on the rollers, use a
cotton swab dipped in isopropyl alcohol to loosen it. Allow surfaces to
dry completely after cleaning.
5. Return the mouse ball to the socket and replace the cover, then restart
the system.
Cleaning the Keyboard
Occasionally you should clean the keyboard to free it of dust and lint
particles trapped under the keys. The easiest way to do this is to blow
trapped dirt from under the keys using an aerosol can of air with a narrow,
straw-like extension.
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If you spill liquid on the keyboard, shut down the computer and disconnect
the keyboard. Turn the keyboard upside down to allow the liquid to drain
out overnight before trying to use it again. If it fails to work after draining,
contact ALR Technical Support. Sticky liquids may cause residual
problems even after drying and may require the replacement of the
keyboard.
Cleaning the Monitor Screen
Use a soft cloth and window cleaner to clean the monitor screen. Squirt a
little cleaner on the cloth (never directly on the screen), and wipe the screen
with the cloth.
Cleaning the Computer and Monitor Cases
Always shut down the system and other peripherals before cleaning any
components.
Use a damp, lint-free cloth to clean the computer case, monitor case,
keyboard, speakers, and other parts of your system. Avoid abrasive or
solvent cleaners because they can damage the finish on your components.
Cleaning Your System
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Appendix A:
Regulatory
Compliance
Statements
Contents
FCC Notice ............................................................ 28
Industry Canada Notice......................................... 29
CE Notice............................................................... 29
VCCI Notice .......................................................... 30
Australia/New Zealand Notice.............................. 30
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FCC Notice
American Users
Caution!
The Federal
Communications
Commission warns users
that changes or
modifications to the unit not
expressly approved by the
party responsible for
compliance could void the
user’s authority to operate
the equipment.
This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in
a particular installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio
and television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment
off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
•
•
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from
that to which the receiver is connected
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits of a
Class A digital device. The accessories associated with this equipment are
as follows:
•
•
Shielded video cable
Shielded power cord
These accessories are required to be used in order to ensure compliance
with FCC rules.
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Industry Canada Notice
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class A limits for radio noise
emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the radio interference
regulations of Industry Canada.
Canadian Users:
Le présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits radioélectriques
dépassant les limites applicables aux appareils numériques de Classe A
prescrites dans le règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicté par
Industrie Canada.
Attention!
Couper le courant avant l’entretien.
CE Notice
This Information Technology Equipment has been tested and found to
comply with the following European directives:
European Users:
[i]EMC Directive 89/336/EEC amending directive 92/31/EEC & 93/68/
EEC as per
- EN 50081-1:1992 according to
EN 55022:1995 Class A
EN 61000-3-2:1995 or EN 60555-2:1986
EN 61000-3-3: 1995
- EN50082-1:1992 according to
EN 61000-4-2:1995 or IEC 801-2:1984
ENV 50140:1994 or IEC 801-3:1984
EN 61000-4-4:1988 or IEC 801-4:1998
[ii]Low Voltage Directive (Safety) 73/23/EEC as per EN 60950: 1992
Industry Canada Notice
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Japanese Users:
VCCI Notice
This is a Class A product based on the standard of the Voluntary Control
Council for Interference by Information Technology Equipment (VCCI). If
this equipment is used in a domestic environment, radio disturbance may
arise. When such trouble occurs, the user may be required to take corrective
action.
Australian and New
Zealand Users:
Australia/New Zealand Notice
This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class A digital device, pursuant to the Australian/New Zealand standard
AS/NZS 3548 set out by the Spectrum Management Agency.
Caution!
Disconnect power before servicing.
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Index
Numerics
3.5-inch
floppy drive 13
front drive bay 12
rear drive bay 12
5.25-inch
devices 13
drive bays 11
A
About this guide vi
AC-in connector
connecting 5
power supply 15
Activity indicators 12
Adaptec 7890, SCSI controller 10
Assembling the system 3
B
Basic troubleshooting 7
BIOS
correctable errors 6
MP version selection 16
year 2000 ready 10
Bus widths 10
C
Case, cleaning 25
Cirrus Logic video chip 10
Cleaning
computer case 25
hard drive 18
keyboard 24
monitor case 25
monitor screen 25
mouse 24
Computer components 3
Configuration
BIOS Setup 6
quick check 6
verifying 7
Connecting
AC power 5
keyboard 4
monitor 4
mouse 4, 15
peripherals 4
power supply 5
serial mouse 15
video 4
Controller
floppy 10
IDE 10
ultraSCSI 10
Conventions used in this guide vii
Correcting BIOS configuration errors 6
CPU
InforManager 10
operating systems supported 16
testing 6
D
Data path widths 10
DIMM, supported 10
Disk Defragmenter, using 19
Disk drive
3.5-inch floppy 13
5.25-inch 13
5.25-inch bays 11
floppy controller 10
IDE controller 10
ultraSCSI controller 10
Document conventions vii
DRAM, video 10
Drive bays
3.5-inch, front 12
3.5-inch, rear 12
E
ECC, memory 10
Electrical requirements 3
Environmental conditions 3
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Error Checking and Correcting
see ECC
Expansion slots
ISA 10
PCI 10, 15
PCI/ISA 10, 15
PCI/RAIDport 10, 15
F
Features
front panel 11
rear panel 14
Flash BIOS 10
Floppy
3.5-inch 13
controller 10
Format meanings vii
Front panel, features 11
G
Graphics
DRAM 10
memory 10
PCI 10
Guidelines, troubleshooting 7
H
Hard drive, maintaining 18
I
IBM OS/2, versions supported 16
IDE controller, ultra DMA 10
InforManager™ 10
CPU 10
power supply 10
processor 10
Intel MP specification, selecting 16
ISA
bus width 10
expansion slot 10
K
Keyboard
cleaning 24
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inhibit switch 12
L
LED indicators 12
Low voltage differential, SCSI 10
LVD
See low voltage differential
M
Magnetic fields, avoiding 3
Maintaining, hard drive 18
Memory
data path to processor 10
ECC 10
standard 10
supported 10
Monitor
cleaning 25
connecting 4
Mouse
cleaning 24
connecting 4, 15
serial, connecting 15
MP specification
selecting 16
versions supported 10
Multiprocessing
compliance 10
supported OSs 16
when not supported 16
N
NeXTStep, versions supported 16
Novell NetWare, versions supported 16
O
Operating systems
IBM OS/2 16
multiprocessing 16
NeXTStep 16
non-multiprocessing 16
Novell NetWare 16
SCO UNIX 16
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Small Business Server 16
Solaris 16
supported 16
Unix Ware 16
Windows 95 16
Windows NT 16
OS/2, versions supported 16
P
PCI
bus width 10
expansion slots 10, 15
graphics 10
PCI/ISA, expansion slot 10, 15
PCI/RAIDport, expansion slot 10, 15
Peripherals, connecting 4
Power requirements 3
Power supply
AC-in connector 5, 15
characteristics 3
connecting 5
InforManager 10
voltage selector switch 5, 15
Power switch 12
Powering up the system 6
Processor
data path to memory 10
InforManager 10
operating systems supported 16
supported 10
testing 6
Q
Quick check, troubleshooting 6
R
RAM
ECC 10
supported 10
Rear panel, features 14
Required power input 3
Reset switch 12
S
Safety
closing the bezel doors 6
environmental conditions 3
magnetic fields 3
ScanDisk, using 18
SCO UNIX, versions supported 16
SCSI, controller 10
Small Business Server, versions
supported 16
Solaris, versions supported 16
Supported
DIMMs 10
memory 10
operating systems 16
processors 10
RAM 10
Switch
keyboard inhibit 12
on/off 12
power 12
reset 12
System
assembly 3
components 3
management 10
monitoring 10
turning it on 6
T
Testing
CPU 6
processor 6
Textual formatting vii
Troubleshooting
basics 7
guidelines 7
quick check 6
Turning the system on 6
U
UltraSCSI, controller 10
Unix Ware, versions supported 16
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Unpacking the system 3
Using
Disk Defragmenter 19
ScanDisk 18
V
Verifying the configuration 7
Video
chip manufacturer 10
connecting 4
DRAM 10
Voltage selector switch
location 15
setting 5
W
Warning, closing the bezel doors 6
Windows 95, versions supported 16
Windows NT, versions supported 16
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