Specifications | Gateway Convertible Tablet PC Laptop User Manual

MAN US E4650 SYS GDE R0 10/01
Gateway® E-4650
System Manual
Contents
Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v
Conventions used in this manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v
Getting additional information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vi
1 Checking Out Your Gateway Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Gateway Mid-Tower front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Gateway Mid-Tower back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Heceta IV hardware management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
2 System Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Setting up your computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Starting your computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Understanding the Power-On Self-Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Setting up the operating system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Turning off your computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Restarting your computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
3 Working with the Gateway Mid-Tower case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Preventing static electricity discharge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Opening and closing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding or replacing drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Preparing to add or replace a drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Drive cabling information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding or replacing drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing expansion cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the power supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the system board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing or replacing RIMM memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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4 Using the BIOS Setup Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
About the BIOS Setup utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Updating the BIOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Setting the BIOS configuration jumper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
5 Managing Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Protecting against power source problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
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Surge suppressors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Line conditioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Uninterruptible power supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
Power management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Using Standby mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Changing power settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Changing the power scheme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Changing advanced power settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Activating Hibernate mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Installing an Uninterruptible Power Supply in Windows XP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Protecting your computer from viruses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Managing hard drive space . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Checking hard drive space . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Using Disk Cleanup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Checking the hard drive for errors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65
Defragmenting the hard drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67
Backing up files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69
Using the Scheduled Task Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70
Cleaning your computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Cleaning the exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .71
Cleaning the keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Cleaning the screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Cleaning the mouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72
Checking system health with LANDesk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .74
System recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Creating a startup diskette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Keeping a record of system configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Using your System Restoration CD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
6 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Troubleshooting checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Verifying your configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77
Troubleshooting guidelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Battery installation problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
CD drive problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80
Computer problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82
Diskette drive problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84
Hard drive problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85
Memory problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86
Modem problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87
Peripheral/adapter problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88
Printer problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
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Video problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Beep codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
A Reference Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Intel 850 ATX System Board Technical Reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
System board layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
BIOS configuration jumper settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
B Safety, Regulatory, and Legal Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
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Preface
Conventions used in this manual
Throughout this manual, you will see the following conventions:
Convention
Description
ENTER
Keyboard key names are printed in small capitals.
CTRL+ALT+DEL
A plus sign means to press the keys at the same time.
Setup
Commands to be entered, options to select, and messages that
appear on your monitor are printed in bold.
User’s Guide
Names of publications are printed in italic.
Viewpoint
All references to front, back, left, or right on the computer are based
on the computer being in a normal, upright position, as viewed from
the front.
Important
A note labeled important informs you of special
circumstances.
Caution
A caution warns you of possible damage to equipment or
loss of data.
Warning
A warning indicates the possibility of personal injury.
Conventions used in this manual
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Getting additional information
Log on to the technical support area of www.gatewayatwork.com to find
information about your computer or other Gateway products. Some types of
information you can access are:
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Hardware driver and program updates
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Technical tips
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Service agreement information
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Technical documents and component information
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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
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Documentation for peripherals or optional components
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Online technical support
Checking Out
Your Gateway
Computer
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This chapter provides basic information about your Gateway computer. Read
this chapter to find out:
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Where components and connectors are located
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What accessories are available
These illustrations show typical computer systems. Your computer system may
not look exactly the same.
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Gateway Mid-Tower front
CD/DVD drive
CD/DVD eject button
Diskette drive
Diskette eject button
Power button
USB 2.0 ports
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Component
CD/DVD drive
Icon
Description
Use a CD drive for installing software programs,
playing audio CDs, and accessing data.
Use a DVD drive for installing software programs,
playing audio CDs and DVDs, and accessing data.
CD/DVD eject button
Press this button to open the CD/DVD drive tray.
Diskette drive
Use this drive to store smaller files on diskettes.
Diskette eject button
Press this button to eject an inserted diskette.
Power button
Press this button to turn the power on or off. You can
also configure the power button to operate in
Standby/Resume mode or Hibernate mode. For more
information on changing power button settings, see
“Power management” on page 53.
USB 2.0 ports
Plug USB (Universal Serial Bus) devices (such as a
USB Iomega™ Zip™ drive, scanner, or camera) into
these ports.
Legacy support for USB keyboards and mice require
that they be plugged into a USB 1.1 port. Plug USB
keyboards or mice into the USB 1.1 ports located on
the back of the computer.
Gateway Mid-Tower front
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Gateway Mid-Tower back
Power connector
Shipping
screw
Voltage selector switch
Mouse port
Keyboard port
USB 1.1 ports
Serial port
Parallel port
Network jack
USB 2.0 ports
Analog monitor port
Digital monitor port
TV out port
Joystick/MIDI port
Modem jack
Line out 2 jack
Line out 1 jack
Microphone jack
Line in jack
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Cover
release
levers
Component
Icon
Description
Power connector
Plug the power cable into this connector.
Voltage selector switch
Before turning on the computer, make sure that the switch
is in the proper position for the correct power available.
In the United States, the utility power is supplied at a
nominal 115 volts at 60 Hz. The power supply is always
set to this when the computer is operating in the United
States. In other areas of the world, such as Europe, the
utility power is supplied at 230 volts at 50 Hz. If the
computer is operating in an environment such as this, the
voltage selector switch needs to be moved to 230.
Mouse port
Plug a Personal System/2® (PS/2) mouse into this port.
Keyboard port
Plug a PS/2 keyboard into this port.
USB 1.1 ports
Plug USB (Universal Serial Bus) devices (such as a USB
keyboard, scanner, or camera) into these ports.
Legacy support for USB keyboards and mice require that
they be plugged into a USB 1.1 port. Plug USB keyboards
or mice into the USB 1.1 ports.
Serial port
Plug a serial device (such as a digital camera) into this
port.
Parallel port
Plug a parallel device (such as a printer) into this port.
Network jack
Plug an Ethernet 10/100 network cable into this jack.
USB 2.0 ports
Plug USB (Universal Serial Bus) devices (such as a USB
keyboard, scanner, or camera) into these ports.
Legacy support for USB keyboards and mice require that
they be plugged into a USB 1.1 port. Plug USB keyboards
or mice into the USB 1.1 ports located on the back of the
computer.
Analog monitor port
Plug an external analog monitor into this port.
Digital monitor port
Plug an external digital monitor into this port.
TV out port
Plug a television into this port.
Gateway Mid-Tower back
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Component
Icon
Description
Joystick/MIDI port
Plug a joystick or MIDI device into this port.
Modem jack
Plug a modem cable into this jack.
Line out 2 (rear out) jack
Rear Out. Plug powered speakers or an external amplifier
into this jack. This jack is color-coded black.
Line out 1 (speakers)
jack
Speakers. Plug powered speakers, an external amplifier,
or headphones into this jack. This jack is color-coded
green.
Microphone jack
Plug a microphone into this jack. This jack is color-coded
red.
Line in jack
Plug an external audio input source (such as a stereo) into
this jack so that you can record sound on your computer.
This jack is color-coded blue.
Shipping screw
Remove the shipping screw prior to using the cover release
levers to open the side panel. For more information on
opening your case, see “Opening and closing” on page 17.
Cover release levers
Use the cover release levers to open the side panel for
access to the inside of the case. For more information on
opening your case, see “Opening and closing” on page 17.
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Heceta IV hardware management
Heceta IV is an integrated data acquisition system that lets you monitor the
status of your system hardware. Monitored information includes internal
temperature, fan speed, voltage, and chassis intrusion (to alert you in the
event of case cover removal). The features of the hardware management
system can be accessed through LANDesk® Client Manager, which also
provides a quick system health indicator.
Heceta IV hardware management
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System Setup
Setting up your computer
Use the instructions on the Setup Poster that came with your computer to
assemble your computer.
You should prepare a safe working environment before assembling your
computer by following these guidelines:
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Use a clean, flat, and stable surface for your computer. Allow at least
6 inches at the rear of the computer for cabling and air circulation.
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Obtain a grounded (three-prong) AC surge-protected power strip. A
surge-protected power strip helps protect against AC power fluctuations.
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Protect your computer from extreme temperature and humidity. Do not
expose your computer to direct sunlight, heater ducts, or other
heat-generating objects.
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Keep your computer away from equipment that generates magnetic
fields, such as unshielded stereo speakers. Even a telephone placed too
close to the computer may cause interference.
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Plug the computer into a wall outlet or power strip that is easily
accessible.
Important
Keep the computer boxes and packing material in case you
need to send the computer to Gateway for repairs. If you
return your computer in different packaging, your warranty
may be voided.
Setting up your computer
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Starting your computer
Before you start your computer for the first time:
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Make sure that the voltage selector switch on the back of the computer
is set to the correct voltage for your area. This switch is set at the factory
to the correct voltage (see “Gateway Mid-Tower back” on page 4 for the
voltage selector switch location).
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Make sure all cables are firmly connected to the proper ports on the back
panel of the computer.
Caution
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Make sure your computer and peripherals are turned off
and unplugged from the power outlet when you connect
peripherals to the computer, or you might damage the
computer or the peripherals.
Make sure the computer and monitor are plugged into an AC outlet or
power strip and that the power strip is turned on.
To start the computer:
1 If you have connected the computer components to a power strip, make
sure all the computer components are turned off, then turn on the power
strip.
2 Turn on the monitor.
3 Turn on any other components connected to the computer, such as
speakers, a printer, or a scanner.
4 Turn on the computer.
If nothing happens when you turn on the computer:
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Make sure that the power cables are securely plugged in and that
your power strip (if you are using one) is plugged in and turned on.
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Make sure the monitor is connected to the computer, plugged into
the power strip or AC outlet, and turned on. You may also need
to adjust the brightness and contrast controls on the monitor.
System Setup
Understanding the Power-On Self-Test
When you turn on your computer, the Power-On Self-Test (POST) routine
checks the computer memory and components. To see this information on
the screen, press TAB during POST.
Important
The computer starts very quickly. If your monitor requires
time to warm up, you may not see the messages. If you
are having problems, you may need to wait for the monitor
to warm up and then restart the computer. If you are trying
to enter Setup, press F1 before the monitor warms up.
The computer displays error messages if POST finds any problems. Write down
any error messages that you see. If you continue to have problems, these error
messages may help Gateway Technical Support diagnose the cause.
Setting up the operating system
The first time you start your computer, the operating system takes a few
minutes to set up.
Refer to your operating system documentation for specific questions regarding
the operating system.
To complete the operating system setup:
1 After the computer starts, the start-up wizard opens. Continue by clicking
Next.
2 Type the requested information in the appropriate text boxes. When you
have finished typing the information, continue by clicking Next.
Important
Any ID or key numbers requested to complete the
operating system setup are either on a sticker attached to
the computer or in the documentation provided.
Starting your computer
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3 Continue following the instructions and selecting options in the start-up
wizard dialog boxes, clicking Next to move through the dialog boxes, until
the wizard tells you to restart the computer.
If you need to return to the previous dialog box to change any of your
entries, click Back.
4 Restart your computer. The setup is complete.
Turning off your computer
To turn off your computer:
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In Windows XP, click Start, then click Turn Off Computer, then Turn Off.
Windows shuts down and turns off your computer.
- OR In Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows 98, or Windows NT, click
Start, then select Shut Down. In the Shut Down Windows dialog box, select
Shut Down, then click OK.
Important
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System Setup
If for some reason you cannot use the Turn Off Computer
or Shut Down option in Windows to shut down your
computer, press and hold the power button for about five
seconds.
Restarting your computer
If your computer does not respond to keyboard or mouse input, you may have
to close programs that are not responding. If closing unresponsive programs
does not restore your computer to normal operation, you may have to restart
the computer.
To close unresponsive programs and restart your computer:
1 Press CTRL+ALT+DEL. A window opens that lets you close a program that
is not responding.
2 In Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 2000, or Windows 98, select the
program that is not responding.
- OR In Windows NT, click Task Manager, then select the program that is not
responding.
3 Close the program by clicking End Task.
4 If the computer does not respond, turn off the computer power, wait ten
seconds and turn the power on again.
Important
If the computer does not turn off immediately, you may
need to press and hold the power button for about five
seconds.
As a part of the regular startup process, a program to check the disk status
runs automatically. When the checks are finished, Windows starts.
Restarting your computer
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System Setup
Working with
the Gateway
Mid-Tower case
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Preventing static electricity discharge
The components inside your computer are extremely sensitive to static
electricity, also known as electrostatic discharge (ESD).
Caution
ESD can permanently damage electrostatic discharge
sensitive components in the computer. Prevent ESD
damage by following ESD guidelines every time you open
the computer case.
Warning
To avoid exposure to dangerous electrical voltages and
moving parts, turn off your computer and unplug the power
cord and modem cable before opening the case.
Before opening the computer case, follow these guidelines:
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Turn off the computer power.
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Wear a grounding wrist strap (available at most electronics stores) and
attach it to a bare metal part of the computer.
Warning
To prevent risk of electric shock, do not insert any object
into the vent holes of the power supply.
Preventing static electricity discharge
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Touch a bare metal surface on the back of the computer.
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Unplug the power cord and modem cable.
Before working with computer components, follow these guidelines:
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Avoid static-causing surfaces such as carpeted floors, plastic, and packing
foam.
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Remove components from their antistatic bags only when you are ready
to use them. Do not lay components on the outside of antistatic bags
because only the inside of the bags provide electrostatic protection.
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Always hold expansion cards by their edges or their metal mounting
brackets. Avoid touching the edge connectors and components on the
cards. Never slide expansion cards or components over any surface.
Working with the Gateway Mid-Tower case
Opening and closing
The Gateway Mid-Tower case provides toolless access to internal components.
Warning
To avoid exposure to dangerous electrical voltages and
moving parts, turn off your computer, then unplug the
power and modem cords before opening the case.
To open the Gateway Mid-Tower case:
1 Turn off the computer.
2 Following all static electricity discharge precautions, disconnect the
power cord and all other cables.
3 Drain any residual power from the computer by pressing the power
button.
4 For stability, place the computer on its side.
5 Remove the shipping screw, then push the cover release levers away from
each other.
Shipping screw
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6 Swing the side panel away from the case.
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To close the Gateway Mid-Tower case:
1 For more stability, place the computer on its side.
2 Make sure all of the internal cables are arranged inside the case so they
will not be pinched when you close the case.
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3 Align the door tabs into the case notches.
4 Swing the side panel toward the case until the release levers lock.
5 Return the computer to its upright position.
6 Reconnect the cables and power cord.
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Adding or replacing drives
Preparing to add or replace a drive
One 3.5-inch diskette drive, one 3.5-inch hard drive, and one CD drive are
included with your computer. You can add one additional half-height 3.5-inch
tape storage or disk storage device.
As you prepare to install drives, keep the following in mind:
■
To remove and install drives, use an antistatic wrist strap.
■
If you remove a drive, place it in an antistatic bag or container.
■
Before you install a drive, see the drive documentation for information
on configuring the drive, setting any jumpers on the drive, and attaching
cables to the drive.
■
If you are installing a drive that requires a controller card, install the card
before you install the drive.
■
IDE cables automatically assign master/slave positions to the drives they
connect. You can override these assignments using the jumpers on the
drives.
■
IDE hard drives can be configured as single, master, or slave. IDE CD
drives can be configured as master or slave. Configure the drives by using
the drive-select jumpers located on the drives.
■
You may need to configure the drives you install using the BIOS Setup
utility. Press F1 at start up to open the BIOS Setup utility.
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Drive cabling information
Your computer includes three different types of drive cables. Each drive cable
is clearly labeled, indicating cable-type and showing which end is connected
to the appropriate connector on the system board and which end is connected
to the drive.
Use the diskette drive connector cable to connect the diskette drive. Use the
standard IDE connector cable to connect IDE devices such as CD drives and
standard IDE hard drives. Use the 80-conductor IDE cable to connect
DMA-100-compatible hard drives.
Important
The CD drive may be connected to the primary IDE
controller and the hard drive may be connected to the
secondary IDE controller. Drive assignments will reflect the
correct configuration from the factory.
Adding or replacing drives
Use these procedures to replace 5.25-inch drives such as CD/DVD drives,
3.5-inch drives such as diskette drives, and hard drives.
To add or replace a CD/DVD or diskette drive:
1 Open the case by following the procedure “To open the Gateway
Mid-Tower case:” on page 17.
2 Return the case to its upright position.
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3 If you are adding a new drive, press in on the two bezel release tabs, then
swing open the front bezel.
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4 If you are adding a new drive, remove the drive bay bezel cover for the
bay into which you are installing the new drive.
3.5-inch drive bay
bezel cover tab
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5.25-inch drive bay
bezel cover tab
5 If you are adding a new drive, remove the EMI shield for the bay into
which you are installing the new drive.
EMI shields
6 If you are replacing a drive, disconnect the drive cables, noting their
locations and orientation. (You will reconnect the cables after you install
the new drive.)
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7 If there is a shipping screw installed next to the release lever, remove the
screw, then unlock the drive bay by sliding the release lever back toward
the back of the case.
8 If you are replacing a drive, remove the old drive by sliding it forward
and out of the drive bay.
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9 Set any jumpers on the new drive. See the drive manual for further
instructions.
10 Slide the new drive into the drive bay until it settles into the indentation,
then lock it into place by sliding the release lever toward the front of
the case.
11 Connect the drive cables according to the instructions in the drive
manual.
12 Close the case by following the procedure “To close the Gateway
Mid-Tower case:” on page 19.
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To replace a hard drive:
1 Open the case by following the procedure “To open the Gateway
Mid-Tower case:” on page 17.
2 Return the case to its upright position.
3 Disconnect the drive cables, noting their locations and orientation. (You
will reconnect the cables after you install the new drive.) See the drive
manual for further instructions.
Power cable
Data cable
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4 Slide the green release lever out toward the open side of the case, then
remove the drive by sliding it out of the drive bay.
5 Set any jumpers on the new drive. See the drive manual for further
instructions.
6 Slide the new drive in and lock it into place by sliding the release lever
toward the inside of the case.
7 Connect the drive cables according to the instructions in the drive
manual.
8 Close the case by following the procedure “To close the Gateway
Mid-Tower case:” on page 19.
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Replacing expansion cards
An expansion card is a card used in the computer to add functionality to the
system. Use the following procedures to replace, add, or reseat an expansion
card.
To replace, add, or reseat an expansion card:
1 Open the case by following the procedure “To open the Gateway
Mid-Tower case:” on page 17.
2 For more stability, place the computer on its side.
3 Disconnect any cables that are attached to the card, noting their locations
and orientation. (You will reconnect the cables after you install the new
card.)
4 Remove the card retention cover thumb-screw that secures the card
retention cover to the case.
Card retention cover thumb-screw
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5 While holding the expansion card retention cover open, remove the
expansion card.
You can slightly seesaw the card end-to-end to loosen the card, but do
not bend the card sideways.
Caution
Do not touch the contacts on the bottom part of the
expansion card. Touching the contacts can cause
electrostatic damage to the card.
6 While holding the retention cover open, install the new card into the
expansion slot.
You can slightly seesaw the card end-to-end to help insert the card, but
do not bend the card sideways.
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7 Lock the card in place by pushing the expansion card retention cover
inward, then secure the expansion card retention cover with the card
retention cover thumb-screw.
8 Reconnect any cables to the card.
9 Close the case by following the procedure “To close the Gateway
Mid-Tower case:” on page 19.
10 Refer to the guide that came with the card for any special software
installation instructions.
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Replacing the power supply
To replace a Gateway Mid-Tower case power supply:
1 Open the case by following the procedure “To open the Gateway
Mid-Tower case:” on page 17.
2 Return the computer to its upright position.
3 Disconnect the power supply cables from all components, noting their
locations and orientation. (You will reconnect the cables after you install
the new power supply.)
4 Flip the power supply retention clip out.
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5 While supporting the power supply with your hand, remove the power
supply by sliding it toward the front of the case, then outward.
6 Install the new power supply into the case by reversing the actions you
took in Step 4, then lock the new power supply into place by flipping
the power supply retention clip in.
7 Reconnect the power supply cables.
8 Close the case by following the procedure “To close the Gateway
Mid-Tower case:” on page 19.
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Replacing the system board
To replace the system board:
1 Open the case by following the procedure “To open the Gateway
Mid-Tower case:” on page 17.
2 Remove all of the expansion cards by following the procedure “To replace,
add, or reseat an expansion card:” on page 30.
3 Disconnect the power and data cables from the system board, noting their
locations and orientation. (You will reconnect the cables after you install
the new board.)
4 Remove the thumb screw using a screwdriver, coin, or your fingers.
Thumb screw
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5 Remove the system board by sliding the board toward the front of the
case. The system board standoffs slide out of the keyhole slots.
Keyhole slot
Standoff
6 Slide the new system board into the keyhole slots and lock it into place
with the thumbscrew.
Important
The new system board must have special standoffs
(pem studs) mounted on the bottom of the board. If
necessary, use the standoffs from the original system
board.
7 Connect the power and data cables.
8 Install the expansion cards by following the procedure in “To replace,
add, or reseat an expansion card:” on page 30.
9 Close the case by following the procedure “To close the Gateway
Mid-Tower case:” on page 19.
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Installing memory
When you upgrade your computer memory, make sure that you install the
correct type of memory module for your computer. For more information
about your computer’s memory type, see “Specifications” on page 104.
Installing or replacing RIMM memory
You need to use a combination of Rambus Interface Memory Modules
(RIMMs) and Continuity-RIMMs (C-RIMMs). All memory slots must be filled
with either a RIMM or a C-RIMM.
RIMMs
RIMM memory has a metal cover on one or both sides of the module.
C-RIMMs
C-RIMMs are placeholders that let the memory modules work. A C-RIMM does
not have a metal cover on either side of the module.
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Tips & Tricks
Identifying identical RIMM modules
Identical RIMM modules must share the same five specifications shown in the
example below.
Number of RDRAMs ECC Support
(blank = no ECC support
Module Memory Capacity
ECC = ECC support)
64MB/8 ECC
RAMBUS 800-45
t
RAC
Memory Speed
To install or replace RIMM or C-RIMM memory:
1 Open the case by following the procedure “Opening and closing” on
page 17. Make sure that you remove all external cables and the power
cord.
2 Find the memory module banks, sometimes called expansion slots, on
your system board.
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3 If you are removing a RIMM module from the memory module bank,
gently pull the plastic tabs away from the sides of the memory module
and remove it.
- OR If you are removing a C-RIMM module from the memory module bank,
gently pull the plastic tabs away from the sides of the module and remove
it.
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4 If you are installing two memory modules into one dual-channel (two
slots per bank) bank (RIMM BANK 0), install two identical RIMMs in
RIMM BANK 0 and two C-RIMMS in RIMM BANK 1 on the system board.
RIMM BANK 0
RIMM modules
RIMM BANK 1
C-RIMM modules
- OR If you are installing four memory modules into two dual-channel banks
(RIMM BANK 0 and RIMM BANK 1), install two identical RIMMs in
RIMM BANK 0 and two identical RIMMs in RIMM BANK 1 on the system
board.
RIMM BANK 0
RIMM modules
RIMM BANK 1
RIMM modules
Make sure that you align the notches on the RIMM and C-RIMM with
the notches on the memory module bank and press firmly into the bank.
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5 Make sure that the tabs on the sides of the RIMM and C-RIMM secure
the memory module in the slot. When the module is secure, you will
hear a click as both tabs lock.
6 Close the case by following the procedure “To close the Gateway
Mid-Tower case:” on page 19.
7 Turn on the computer. Windows starts and the Windows desktop appears.
8 In Windows XP, click Start, then select Control Panel, Performance and
Maintenance, then System. The amount of memory in your computer is
shown at the bottom of the System Properties window in the General tab.
- OR In Windows Me, Windows 2000, or Windows 98, right-click the My
Computer icon, then select Properties. The amount of memory in your
computer is shown at the bottom of the System Properties window in
the General tab.
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Replacing the battery
The battery provides power for the computer real-time clock and CMOS
memory, which stores the computer configuration information.
If your battery is failing you may notice your computer clock slowing down
and giving you the incorrect time. If so, open the BIOS Setup utility and make
note of any custom values in the various menus before replacing the battery.
Replacing the battery resets the BIOS Setup utility to its default values.
Warning
There is a danger of explosion if the battery is incorrectly
replaced. Replace the battery only with the same or
equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer.
Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s
instructions.
Attention
Il y a danger d’explosion s’il y a replacement incorrect de
la batterie.
Remplacer uniquement avec une batterie du même type
ou d’un type équivalent recommandé par le constructeur.
Mettre au rebut les batteries usagées conformément aux
instructions du fabricant.
When disposing of used batteries, check local and national laws regarding
disposal of toxic or dangerous waste.
To replace the battery:
1 Restart the computer and start the BIOS Setup utility by pressing F1 when
you are prompted to do so.
2 Verify that all your settings are currently correct, then from the Exit menu,
select Save Custom BIOS Settings. For more information about the BIOS
Setup utility program, see “Using the BIOS Setup Utility” on page 45.
3 Turn off the computer and disconnect the power cord, modem cable (if
installed), and all external peripheral devices.
4 Remove the cover. (See “Opening and closing” on page 17 and
“Preventing static electricity discharge” on page 15.)
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5 Locate the battery on the system board (see “System board layout” on
page 98). The battery is circular and has the positive pole mark (+) on
the top.
6 Place the edge of a small flat-head screwdriver under the battery and lift
it up until it pops out of the socket.
7 Press the new battery in the socket with the positive pole up. Make sure
you have pressed the battery down far enough for it to contact the base
of the socket (it should snap into place).
8 Close the case by following the procedure “To close the Gateway
Mid-Tower case:” on page 19.
9 Open the BIOS Setup utility, then select Load Custom BIOS Settings from
the Exit menu.
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Using the BIOS
Setup Utility
4
About the BIOS Setup utility
The computer’s BIOS has a built-in setup utility that lets you configure several
basic computer characteristics. The settings are stored in battery-backed RAM
and are retained even when the power is off.
Important
The computer starts very quickly. If your monitor requires
time to warm up, you may not see the messages. If you
are having problems, you may need to wait for the monitor
to warm up and then restart the computer. If you are trying
to enter Setup, press F1 before the monitor warms up.
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Start the BIOS Setup utility by restarting the computer, then pressing F1 when
the Gateway logo screen appears during startup. The Main BIOS Setup utility
screen opens. It may not look exactly like the screen shown below.
BIOS Setup Utility
Maintenance
Main
Advanced
Security
AMI BIOS Version :
XX.XX.XX
BIOS Build Date :
XX/XX/XX
BIOS ID :
Processor Type :
Power
Boot
Exit
XXXXXXXX
Pentium III(tm)
Processor Speed :
800MHz
System Memory :
128 MB
System Time :
[XX:XX:XX]
System Date :
[Thu XX/XX/XXXX]
← → Select Screen
↑ ↓Select Item
- + Change Field
Tab Select Field
F1 General Help
F10 Save & Exit
ESC Exit
As you select items on the Main menu or in submenus, you see specific
information related to the current selection in the Item Specific Help box.
The command bar shows the keystrokes necessary to access help, navigate
through the menus, and perform other functions.
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F1 opens the Help screen, providing general help for using the BIOS Setup
utility.
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The ↑ (up arrow) and ↓ (down arrow) keys select items in the menu.
■
The ← (left arrow) and → (right arrow) keys move you between the
menus.
■
ENTER either moves you to a submenu screen when a selected item is
preceded by > or activates a selected field.
■
ESC closes the screen you are in and returns you to the previous screen
or opens a dialog box allowing you to exit from the BIOS Setup utility.
■
F10 opens a screen that lets you save all settings, then exit the BIOS Setup
utility.
Using the BIOS Setup Utility
The main screen has the following menu selections at the top of the screen:
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Maintenance lets you clear Setup passwords and enable extended
configuration mode. The maintenance menu is only displayed when the
BIOS configuration jumper is set to configure (see “Setting the BIOS
configuration jumper” on page 49 for more information).
■
Main gives you access to basic information and settings related to your
computer hardware and configuration.
■
Advanced gives you access to information and settings for computer
resources, hardware, and computer configuration.
■
Security gives you access to settings related to computer access passwords
and security settings.
■
Power gives you access to information and settings for power
management features.
■
Boot gives you access to information and settings for boot features and
boot sequences.
■
Exit gives you access to options for exiting the BIOS Setup utility.
Refer to the Help box on the right side of the BIOS Setup screens for
information about menu items.
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Updating the BIOS
If you need a new version of the BIOS, you can download the BIOS update
from technical support area on the Gateway Web site
(www.gatewayatwork.com) and install the new version from a diskette.
To update the BIOS you need to perform the following tasks in sequence:
1 Create a bootable diskette
2 Save the current BIOS settings
3 Create the BIOS update diskette
4 Update the BIOS
5 Load the BIOS settings
Follow the detailed instructions for updating the BIOS that are included in
the self-extracting file that you can download from the technical support area
of Gateway’s Web site.
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Using the BIOS Setup Utility
Setting the BIOS configuration
jumper
The system board has a configuration jumper related to the BIOS. Place a
jumper on specific pins to reset the CMOS settings to the BIOS defaults or to
erase a misplaced or forgotten password. For more information on the location
and use of the configuration jumper, see “BIOS configuration jumper settings”
on page 103.
Caution
Moving a jumper while the power is on can damage your
computer. Always turn off the computer and unplug the
power cord from the computer before changing jumper
settings.
Setting the BIOS configuration jumper
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Managing Your
Computer
5
Protecting against power source
problems
Surge suppressors, line conditioners, and uninterruptible power supplies can
help protect your computer against power source problems.
Surge suppressors
During a power surge, the voltage level of electricity coming into your
computer can increase to far above normal levels and cause data loss or system
damage. Protect your computer and peripheral devices by connecting them
to a surge protector, which absorbs voltage surges and helps prevent them from
reaching your computer.
Warning
High voltages can enter your computer through both the
power cord and the modem connection. Help protect your
computer by using a surge protector. If you have a
telephone modem, use a surge protector that has a
modem jack. If you have a cable modem, use a surge
protector that has an antenna/cable TV jack. During an
electrical storm, unplug both the surge protector and the
modem.
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When purchasing a surge suppressor:
■
Make sure the surge suppressor meets the appropriate product safety
certification for your location, such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL).
■
Check the maximum amount of voltage the suppressor allows to pass
through the line. The lower the voltage that the suppressor allows to pass
through, the better the protection for your computer.
■
Check the energy absorption (dissipation) rating. The higher the energy
absorption rating, the better the protection for your computer.
■
Check for line-conditioner capabilities. A line conditioner smooths out
some of the normal line noise (small voltage fluctuations) of an electrical
supply.
Line conditioners
A line conditioner protects your computer from the small fluctuations in
voltage from an electrical supply. Most computers can handle this variation,
called line noise, without problems. However, some electrical sources include
more line noise than normal. Line noise can also be a problem if your
computer is located near, or shares a circuit with, a device that causes
electromagnetic interference, such as a television or a motor.
Some surge suppressors and uninterruptible power supplies include simple
line-conditioning capabilities.
Uninterruptible power supplies
Use a standby uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to protect your computer
from data loss during a total power failure. A UPS uses a battery to keep your
computer running temporarily during a power failure and lets you save your
work and shut down your computer. You cannot run your computer for an
extended period of time while using only the UPS.
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Managing Your Computer
Power management
Computer equipment can account for a significant portion of energy use in
the home and office environment. You may not want to shut down your
computer each time you leave it, especially if you plan to be away for only
a short time. Windows lets you use the following modes to conserve energy
when the system is not in use:
■
Standby - while your computer is in Standby mode, it switches to a low
power state where devices, such as the monitor and drives, turn off and
the entire system uses less power.
■
Hibernate - (also called save to disk) writes all current memory (RAM)
information to the hard drive, then turns the computer completely off.
The next time you turn on the computer, it reads the memory
information from the hard drive and opens the programs and documents
that were open when you activated Hibernate mode.
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Using Standby mode
Always save your work before using the Standby mode. Once in
Standby mode, your computer reduces or turns off the power to most devices
except memory. However, the information in the memory is not saved to the
hard drive. If power is interrupted, the information is lost.
The table below shows how to use Standby mode.
If your computer
is...
...and you want to...
...then
Off
Start up
Press the power button.
On
Enter Standby mode
In Windows XP, click Start, then click
Turn Off Computer, then click
Stand By.
- OR In Windows Me, Windows 2000, or
Windows 98, click Start, then select
Shut Down, Stand By, then click OK.
On
Enter Hibernate
mode (must be
enabled)
In Windows XP, click Start, then click
Turn Off Computer, press and hold
SHIFT, then click Hibernate.
- OR In Windows 2000, click Start, then
select Shut Down, Hibernate, then
click OK.
In Standby or
Hibernate mode
Exit Standby or
Hibernate mode
Move the mouse or press any key on
the keyboard.
On
Shut down
Click Start, then click
Turn off computer or Shut Down,
then click Turn off or Shut Down.
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If for some reason you cannot use the Turn Off Computer
or Shutdown options in Windows to shut down your
computer, press the power button for about five seconds.
Managing Your Computer
Changing power settings
You can change power management settings, such as the power button
function and power-saving timers, by changing power settings in Windows.
You can also adjust power schemes and adjust advanced power settings.
Power schemes (groups of power settings) let you change power saving options
such as when the monitor or hard drive is automatically turned off. You can
also select one of the defined power schemes or create a custom power scheme.
Advanced power settings let you assign different power saving modes to the
power button.
Help and
Support
For more information on changing power settings, click
Start, then select Help and Support or Help.
Changing the power scheme
To change the power scheme:
1 In Windows XP, click Start, then select Control Panel. Click Performance
and Maintenance. The Performance and Maintenance window opens.
- OR In Windows Me, Windows 2000, or Windows 98, click Start, then select
Settings, then Control Panel. The Control Panel window opens. If you do
not see the Power Options or Power Management icon, click view all Control
Panel options.
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2 Click/Double-click the Power Options or Power Management icon. The
Power Options Properties dialog box opens.
3 Select a power scheme from the Power Scheme list.
- OR Set the timers for System standby, Turn off monitor, and Turn off hard disks,
then save your custom power scheme by clicking Save As and typing a
name for the scheme.
4 Save the changes by clicking OK.
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Managing Your Computer
Changing advanced power settings
To change advanced power management settings:
1 In Windows XP, click Start, then select Control Panel. Click Performance
and Maintenance. The Performance and Maintenance window opens.
- OR In Windows Me, Windows 2000, or Windows 98, click Start, then select
Settings, then Control Panel. The Control Panel window opens. If you do
not see the Power Options or Power Management icon, click view all Control
Panel options.
2 Click/Double-click the Power Options or Power Management icon. The
Power Options Properties dialog box opens.
3 Click the Advanced tab.
4 Change the settings, then save them by clicking OK.
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Activating Hibernate mode
To activate Hibernate mode:
1 In Windows XP, click Start, then select Control Panel. Click Performance
and Maintenance. The Performance and Maintenance window opens.
- OR In Windows Me, Windows 2000, or Windows 98, click Start, then select
Settings, then Control Panel. The Control Panel window opens. If you do
not see the Power Options or Power Management icon, click view all Control
Panel options.
2 Click/Double-click the Power Options or Power Management icon. The
Power Options Properties dialog box opens.
3 Click the Hibernate tab.
4 Select the Enable hibernation check box, then click Apply. Hibernate mode
is now an option you can select in the Power Schemes and Advanced tabs.
5 Click OK.
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Managing Your Computer
To place your computer into hibernation:
■
To use hibernation as a power savings mode, open the Power Options
dialog box, click the Power Schemes or Advanced tab, select Hibernate as
one of the power settings, then save the changes by clicking OK.
■
To manually place your computer into hibernation:
■
In Windows XP, click Start, then click Turn off computer, then hold
the Shift key down while clicking Standby.
- OR -
■
In Windows Me, Windows 2000, or Windows 98, click Start, then
Shut Down, Hibernate, then OK.
Installing an Uninterruptible Power Supply in
Windows XP
To install an Uninterruptible Power Supply in Windows XP:
1 Click Start, then select Control Panel. Click Performance and Maintenance.
The Performance and Maintenance window opens.
2 Click the Power Options icon. The Power Options Properties dialog box
opens.
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3 Click the UPS tab.
4 Click Select. The UPS Selection dialog box opens.
5 Select the manufacturer and model of the UPS device.
6 Click the serial port where the UPS device is attached.
7 Click Finish.
8 Click OK.
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Managing Your Computer
Protecting your computer from
viruses
A virus is a program that attaches itself to a file on a computer, then spreads
from one computer to another. Viruses can damage data or cause your
computer to malfunction. Some viruses go undetected for a period of time,
because they are activated on a certain date.
Protect your computer from a virus by:
■
Using your Norton® AntiVirus program to check files and programs that
are on diskettes, attached to e-mail messages, or downloaded from the
Internet.
■
Checking all programs for viruses before installing them.
■
Disabling macros on suspicious Microsoft Word and Excel files. These
programs will warn you if a document that you are opening contains a
macro that might have a virus.
■
Periodically updating your Norton AntiVirus program to protect against
the latest viruses.
Help and
Support
For more information on protecting your computer from
viruses, click Start, then select Help and Support or Help.
To scan for viruses:
1 Click Start, then select All Programs, Norton AntiVirus, then Norton
AntiVirus 2002. Norton AntiVirus opens.
2 Click Scan for Viruses.
3 Select the type of scan you want to make in the Scan area, then under
Actions, click Scan.
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To remove a virus:
1 Find and remove the virus immediately using Norton AntiVirus.
2 Turn off your computer and leave it off for at least 30 seconds.
3 Turn on the computer and rescan for the virus.
To update Norton AntiVirus:
1 Click Start, then select All Programs, Norton AntiVirus, then LiveUpdate Norton AntiVirus. The LiveUpdate wizard opens.
2 Follow the on-screen instructions to update your Norton AntiVirus
program with the latest virus protection files.
3 When the program has finished, click Finish.
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Managing Your Computer
Managing hard drive space
Windows provides several utilities you can use to manage your hard drive.
Checking hard drive space
Help and
Support
For more information on checking hard drive space, click
Start, then select Help and Support or Help.
To check hard drive space:
1 In Windows XP, click Start, then select My Computer.
- OR In Windows Me, Windows 2000, or Windows 98, double-click the My
Computer icon.
2 Right-click the drive that you want to check for available file space, then
select Properties. Drive space information appears.
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Using Disk Cleanup
Delete unneeded files, such as temporary Windows files, to free hard drive
space.
Help and
Support
For more information on using Disk Cleanup, click Start,
then select Help and Support or Help.
To use the Windows Disk Cleanup program:
1 In Windows XP, click Start, then select My Computer. The My Computer
window opens.
- OR In Windows Me, Windows 2000, or Windows 98, double-click the My
Computer icon. The My Computer window opens.
2 Right-click the hard drive that you want to delete files from, then select
Properties. The System Properties dialog box opens at the General tab.
3 Click Disk Cleanup. The Disk Cleanup dialog box opens.
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4 Select the check box beside each file type you want to delete. For more
information about file types you can delete, read the descriptions in the
Disk Cleanup dialog box.
5 Click OK, then click Yes.
Checking the hard drive for errors
The Error-checking program in Windows XP and Windows 2000 or ScanDisk
program in Windows Me and Windows 98 examines the hard drive for
physical flaws and file and folder problems. These programs correct file and
folder problems and mark flawed areas on the hard drive so that Windows
does not use them.
If you use your computer several hours every day, you probably want to run
Error-checking or ScanDisk once a week. If you use your computer less
frequently, once a month may be adequate. Also use Error-checking or
ScanDisk if you encounter hard drive problems.
Help and
Support
For more information on checking the hard drive for errors,
click Start, then select Help and Support or Help.
To checking the hard drive for errors:
1 In Windows XP, click Start, then select My Computer.
- OR In Windows Me, Windows 2000, or Windows 98, double-click the My
Computer icon.
2 Right-click the hard drive that you want to check for errors, then select
Properties. The System Properties dialog box opens.
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3 Click the Tools tab.
4 Click Check Now.
5 Select the options to use, then click Start. For help, press F1. Windows
checks the drive for errors. This process may take several minutes.
6 Correct any problems that are found by following the on-screen
instructions. After Windows has finished checking the drive for errors,
it provides a summary of the problems that it found.
7 Click OK.
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Defragmenting the hard drive
When working with files, sometimes Windows divides the file information
into pieces and stores them in different places on the hard drive. This is called
fragmentation, and it is normal. In order for the computer to use a file,
Windows must search for the pieces of the file and put them back together.
This process slows the hard drive performance.
The Disk Defragmenter program organizes the data on the drive so that each
file is stored as one unit rather than as multiple pieces scattered across
different areas of the drive. Defragmenting the information stored on the drive
can improve hard drive performance.
While the Disk Defragmenter program is running, do not use your keyboard
or mouse because using them may continuously stop and restart the
defragmenting process. Also, if you are connected to a network, log off before
starting Disk Defragmenter. Network communication may stop the
defragmentation process and cause it to start over.
Help and
Support
For more information on defragmenting your hard drive,
click Start, then select Help and Support or Help.
To run Disk Defragmenter:
1 In Windows XP, click Start, then select My Computer.
- OR In Windows Me, Windows 2000, or Windows 98, double-click the My
Computer icon.
2 Right-click the hard drive that you want to defragment, then select
Properties. The System Properties dialog box opens.
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3 Click the Tools tab.
4 Click Defragment Now.
5 If Disk Defragmenter does not start automatically, click Start or
Defragment.
6 Disk Defragmenter shows its progress on the screen. When finished, Disk
Defragmenter asks if you want to quit the program.
7 Click Close or Yes.
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Backing up files
Backing up files and removing them from the hard drive frees space for new
files on the hard drive. It also protects you from losing important information
if the hard drive fails or you accidentally delete files.
You should back up your files regularly to a writable CD (if you have a CD-R
or CD-RW drive) or to diskettes. Use a backup device, such as a CD-R, CD-RW,
or Zip drive, to do a complete hard drive backup. If you do not have a
high-capacity backup device and you want to purchase one, you can contact
Gateway’s Add-on Sales department or visit our Web site at www.gateway.com.
Help and
Support
For more information on backing up files, click Start, then
select Help and Support or Help.
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Using the Scheduled Task Wizard
The Scheduled Task Wizard lets you schedule maintenance tasks such as
running Disk Defragmenter and Error-checking or ScanDisk.
Help and
Support
For more information on using the Scheduled Task Wizard,
click Start, then select Help and Support or Help.
To start the Scheduled Task Wizard:
1 Click Start, then select All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, then
Scheduled Tasks. The Scheduled Tasks window opens.
2 Double-click Add Scheduled Task. The Scheduled Tasks Wizard opens.
3 Click Next, then select the Scheduled Task Wizard option you want to
create and follow the screen prompts to customize the task.
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Your computer must be on during scheduled
tasks.
Managing Your Computer
Cleaning your computer
Keeping your computer clean and the vents free from dust helps keep your
system performing at its best. You may want to gather these items and put
together a computer cleaning kit:
■
A soft cloth
■
Window cleaner (not for use on LCD panels)
■
An aerosol can of air that has a narrow, straw-like extension
■
Isopropyl alcohol
■
Cotton swabs
■
A CD/DVD drive cleaning kit
Cleaning the exterior
Warning
When you shut down your computer, the power turns off,
but some electrical current still flows through the computer.
To avoid possible injury from electrical shock, unplug the
power cord and modem cable from the wall outlets.
Always turn off the computer and other peripherals before cleaning any
components.
Use a damp, lint-free cloth to clean the computer and other parts of your
system. Do not use abrasive or solvent cleaners because they can damage the
finish on components.
Your computer is cooled by air circulated through the vents on the case, so
keep the vents free of dust. With the computer turned off and unplugged,
brush the dust away from the vents with a damp cloth. Be careful not to drip
any water into the vents. Do not attempt to clean dust from the inside the
computer.
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Cleaning the keyboard
You should clean the keyboard occasionally by using an aerosol can of air with
a narrow, straw-like extension to remove dust and lint trapped under the keys.
If you spill liquid on the keyboard, turn off the computer and turn the unit
upside down. Let the liquid drain, then let the keyboard dry before trying to
use it again. If the keyboard does not work after it dries, you may need to
replace it.
Cleaning the screen
If your computer screen is an LCD panel, use a soft cloth and water to clean
the screen. Squirt a little water on the cloth (never directly on the screen),
and wipe the screen with the cloth.
Caution
An LCD screen is made of specially coated glass and can
be scratched or damaged by abrasive or ammonia-based
window cleaners.
- OR If your computer screen is not an LCD panel, 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 mouse
If you have a mouse and the mouse pointer begins moving erratically across
the screen or becomes difficult to control precisely, then cleaning the mouse
will likely improve its accuracy.
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Support
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For a video demonstration on cleaning the mouse, click
Start, then select Help and Support or Help.
Managing Your Computer
To clean your mouse:
1 Turn the mouse upside down.
2 Rotate the retaining ring on the bottom of the mouse counter-clockwise.
3 Remove the retaining ring and mouse ball.
4 Remove any dust, lint, or dirt from the mouse ball with a soft cloth.
5 Clean the mouse rollers with a cotton swab dipped in isopropyl alcohol.
6 Replace the mouse ball and lock the retaining ring into place.
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Checking system health with LANDesk
LANDesk® Client Manager is a desktop management interface (DMI) that lets
you monitor the health of your system components. Through LANDesk, you
can view software and hardware properties. You can also set LANDesk to notify
you when system resources reach certain levels.
To install LANDesk Client Manager:
1 In the C:\DMI folder on your hard drive, double-click the Setup icon to
launch the install wizard.
2 Follow the instructions that appear on the screen. If you are prompted
for a password during the installation process, type lowtco.
LANDesk Client Manager comes with complete electronic documentation and
online help. Refer to these documents and the program’s Help for more
information.
If you need to restore LANDesk from the System Restoration CD and are
prompted for a password, type lowtco and press ENTER.
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System recovery
Take advanced precautions that will allow you to restart your system and
recover damaged files in the event that your hard drive is damaged, or your
BIOS or system files get corrupted.
Creating a startup diskette
If your computer hard drive is damaged, you may not be able to start the
computer from the hard drive. A startup diskette is a bootable diskette that
enables you to start the computer and attempt to fix the problem.
Some operating systems prompt you to create a startup diskette as part of the
setup process and some will allow you to create one at any time. Refer to the
software documentation or see the online help for your operating system for
specific instructions.
Keeping a record of system configuration
Some operating systems allow you to print a summary of the configuration
of your system and the memory allocation. This printed summary can provide
information to reset your system configuration properly if the information
is lost or help you troubleshoot your system. Refer to the software
documentation or see the online help for your operating system for specific
instructions.
Using your System Restoration CD
The System Restoration CD included with your system can be used to:
■
Install hardware drivers
■
Reinstall selected software applications, such as LANDesk Client Manager
■
Reinstall the operating system
Instructions for each operating system are provided with the System
Restoration CD.
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6
Troubleshooting
Introduction
If your computer does not operate correctly, re-read the instructions for the
procedures you have performed. If an error occurs within a program, consult
the documentation supplied with the program. This section identifies
solutions to some possible problems.
Troubleshooting checklist
Before turning on the computer, make sure that:
■
The power cord is connected to the AC power-in connector and an AC
outlet.
■
The AC outlet is supplying power.
■
If a power strip is used, it is turned on, and the circuit breaker is set.
■
The voltage selection switch on the computer power supply reflects the
proper voltage.
Verifying your configuration
If your computer is not operating correctly, the BIOS may contain an invalid
configuration parameter. Open the BIOS Setup utility and check your
configuration settings. (See “About the BIOS Setup utility” on page 45.)
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Troubleshooting guidelines
As you troubleshoot your computer, keep the following guidelines in mind:
■
Never remove the case cover while the computer is turned on.
■
Do not attempt to open the monitor. Even if the power is disconnected,
stored energy in the monitor components can inflict a painful or harmful
shock.
■
If a peripheral does not work, make sure that all of the connections are
secure.
■
If you see an error message on the screen, write it down, word for word.
You may be asked about it when calling Gateway Technical Support.
■
Only qualified personnel should open the computer for maintenance.
■
If you are qualified to maintain the computer yourself, make sure you
are properly grounded before opening the computer case. For more
information on preventing electrostatic damage to the computer, see
“Preventing static electricity discharge” on page 15 if you have a Gateway
Mid-Tower case.
Battery installation problems
If you have problems after installing the new battery, try each of the items
listed below:
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■
Turn off the computer and make sure that all exterior cables are attached
and secured to the correct connectors.
■
Make sure that all power switches are on. If the computer is plugged into
a power strip or surge protector, make sure it is turned on also.
■
Enter the BIOS Setup utility and compare the settings on the screen with
your notes or the computer hardware manuals. Correct any discrepancies.
Troubleshooting
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Turn off the computer, remove the cover, and make sure that all cables
inside the case are attached securely. Also, make sure that the colored
cable edges are aligned correctly and that the connectors do not miss any
pins. Disconnect and reconnect the cables. Close the case as described
on page 17, then turn on the computer.
■
Turn off the computer, remove the cover and, if you have the proper test
equipment, make sure that the new battery has power. (Although
unlikely, your new battery may be defective.) Close the case as described
on page 17, then turn on the computer.
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CD drive problems
An audio CD produces no sound.
Probable cause
Solution
The CD is loaded incorrectly
Make sure the label is facing up, then try again.
The speakers are not
connected
Make sure the speaker cables are connected
properly and securely.
The speaker volume is turned
down
Check the volume control and turn it up if
necessary.
The speakers may be muted
through the Multimedia
volume control
Make sure mute controls are turned off. To
make sure mute is turned off:
In Windows XP, click Start, then select
Control Panel. Click Sounds, Speech, and
Audio Devices, then Adjust the system
volume. Make sure that the Mute check box
is not selected.
In Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows 98,
and Windows NT, double-click the speaker
icon in the lower right corner of the taskbar and
make sure that the Master Out, CD Audio,
MIDI, Digital, and Wave Mute check boxes are
not selected.
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The speakers may be faulty
Connect a set of headphones to the line out
jack to test the output. If they work, replace the
speakers.
The sound card may not be
installed correctly
Open the computer, then reseat the sound
card. Make sure the cables are connected
properly. Some computers do not have sound
cards because sound capabilities are built into
the system board.
The CD drive audio cable
may be installed incorrectly
Open the computer and make sure the cables
are connected properly. Some computers do
not have sound cards because sound
capabilities are built into the system board.
Troubleshooting
An audio CD will not play.
Probable cause
Solution
The CD is loaded incorrectly
Make sure the label is facing up, then try again.
The CD is scratched or dirty
Try cleaning the CD with a lint-free cloth. Make
sure the CD is not scratched.
The computer does not recognize the CD drive.
Probable cause
Solution
The CD is not intended for PC
use
Make sure the CD is PC-compatible.
The CD drive needs to be
added as new hardware
In the Control Panel window, double-click Add
New Hardware. Follow the on-screen
instructions for adding the drive.
The secondary IDE device
may be disabled
Restart your computer, then press F1 to open
the BIOS Setup utility program. From the
Advanced | IDE Configuration menu, set the
IDE Controller to Both and the Secondary
IDE Master to Auto.
The CD cables are not
installed correctly
Open the computer and make sure all cables
between the CD controller and the CD drive
are connected correctly.
The CD drive may be
defective
Replace the CD drive.
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Computer problems
The computer will not start up.
Probable cause
Solution
The computer is not
connected to an AC outlet
Make sure the power cable(s) are connected
correctly to an operating AC power source.
The voltage selection switch
is not set correctly
Make sure the voltage selection switch is set
correctly for your area.
The computer is non-responsive.
Probable cause
Solution
An error occurred while
running a program or your
computer may be out of
memory
Restart your computer. If the computer is still
non-responsive, press and hold in the power
button for 5 seconds to turn the computer off.
Turn the computer back on and follow the
on-screen instructions.
The heatsink is not properly
seated on the processor.
Reseat the heatsink.
The keyboard does not work.
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Probable cause
Solution
A key was pressed while the
computer was starting up
Clear the stuck key, then turn off the computer,
wait for a few seconds, then turn the computer
back on.
The keyboard is not plugged
in or connected properly
Make sure the cable is plugged in correctly.
Something spilled into the
keyboard
Turn off the computer. Turn the keyboard
upside down to drain, then turn it over and let
it dry before using the keyboard again.
The keyboard is defective
Try a keyboard you know is working.
Troubleshooting
The mouse does not work.
Probable cause
Solution
The mouse is not plugged in
or connected properly
Make sure the cable is plugged in correctly.
The mouse driver did not load
when the computer started
Load the appropriate mouse driver manually or
contact Gateway Technical Support.
The mouse is defective
Try a mouse that you know is working.
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Diskette drive problems
The computer does not recognize the diskette drive.
Probable cause
Solution
The diskette drive may be
configured incorrectly
Restart your computer, then press F1 to open
the BIOS Setup utility. In the Advanced |
Diskette Configuration menu, make sure that
the diskette drive parameters are set correctly.
The drive cables are not
connected properly
Open the computer and make sure all cables
are correctly connected to the system board.
The diskette drive will not read, write, or format.
Probable cause
Solution
The diskette is not
IBM-formatted
Make sure the diskette you are trying to use
is IBM-compatible. If it is, try reformatting it. If
it is not, get a compatible diskette.
The diskette is corrupted
Check the diskette for errors. If you have
detected and corrected errors, try accessing
the diskette again.
The diskette is
write-protected
Make sure the write-protection window on the
upper-right corner of the diskette is closed
(unprotected).
The diskette drive LED illuminates continuously.
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Probable cause
Solution
The diskette is corrupt
Remove the diskette from the drive. If the light
remains on, try restarting the computer.
The cable to the drive is not
connected properly
Open the computer and make sure the cable
is connected properly between the diskette
drive and its controller. Make sure the pins are
not bent or misaligned.
Troubleshooting
Hard drive problems
The computer does not recognize the IDE drive.
Probable cause
Solution
The primary IDE device may
be configured incorrectly
Restart your computer, then press F1 to open
the BIOS Setup utility. From the Advanced |
IDE Configuration menu, set the IDE
Controller to Both and the Primary IDE
Master to Auto.
The drive may not be
configured properly
Consult the hard drive user’s guide for
instructions on how to configure the drive.
Configure the drive correctly.
The drive cables are not
connected properly
Open the computer and make sure all cables
to the controller card are connected correctly.
Some computers do not have IDE controller
cards because the IDE controller is built into
the system board.
The drive controller is not
seated properly
Open the computer and reseat the drive
controller. Some computers do not have IDE
controller cards because the IDE controller is
built into the system board.
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Memory problems
The computer detected memory errors during start up.
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Probable cause
Solution
Memory was added or
removed, and the new
configuration was not saved
in BIOS Setup utility
Open the BIOS Setup utility and save the new
memory configuration.
The memory was installed
incorrectly
Make sure the memory is seated and oriented
correctly.
A memory chip is faulty
Replace the card with the faulty chip.
Third-party diagnostic programs can help
determine which chip or memory segment is
failing.
Troubleshooting
Modem problems
The computer does not recognize the modem.
Probable cause
Solution
The modem has not been
added as new hardware
Add the modem as new hardware.
The modem is not connected
to a live phone jack
Make sure the line connected to the modem is
working and plugged into the appropriate port
on the modem (line port).
The phone jack is in use
If the modem shares the jack with another
device, make sure the other device does not
have the port open (for example, someone is
on the phone, or another modem is in use).
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Peripheral/adapter problems
The computer does not recognize an adapter card.
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Probable cause
Solution
The interrupt or I/O address
is set incorrectly
Check the address configuration of the adapter
card and make sure that it does not conflict
with another card in the computer.
The card was not configured
through the software
Configure the card with the appropriate
software.
The card was not installed
correctly
Make sure that the jumpers are configured
correctly, then reseat the card.
Troubleshooting
Printer problems
The printer will not turn on.
Probable cause
Solution
The printer is not plugged in
Make sure the power cable is plugged into a
working power source.
The printer is not turned on
Make sure the printer’s power switch is
pressed or set to the On position. If the printer
is turned on, the green power LED should be
illuminated.
The printer is defective
Try another printer, if one is available.
The printer is turned on but will not print.
Probable cause
Solution
The printer is not connected
to the computer
Make sure the data cable is properly
connected between the printer and the
computer. Check the connector and cable for
bent or broken pins.
The printer is not designated
as the default printer
If the printer that you are trying to print to is
not the default printer, make sure you have
selected it through the program’s printer setup
function.
The printer has not been
added to the computer.
In the Printers window, double-click Add
Printer. Follow the on-screen instructions for
adding the new printer.
The printer is not on-line
(ready)
Make sure the on-line or ready light is on, or
the display indicates “Ready.”
The printer prints garbled text.
Probable cause
Solution
The wrong driver is being
used for the selected printer
In the Printers window, click to select the
printer, click File, then select Properties.
Make sure the printer is using the correct
printer driver. If not, install the correct one.
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Video problems
The computer is running but the screen is blank.
Probable cause
Solution
The monitor is not turned on
Make sure the monitor is plugged in and turned
on. If the monitor is turned on, the green power
LED should illuminate.
The monitor’s data cable is
not connected
Make sure the monitor data cable is connected
to the video controller on the back of the
computer.
The connector or cable is
damaged
Check the connector and cable for bent or
damaged pins.
The monitor brightness and
contrast controls are turned
down
Adjust the brightness and contrast knobs to the
center position.
System board memory is not
seated properly - indicated by
a beep
Open the computer and reseat the system
board memory.
The monitor is defective
Connect a working monitor to the computer.
The image on the screen is dim or difficult to read.
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Probable cause
Solution
The monitor brightness and
contrast controls are turned
down
Adjust the brightness and contrast knobs until
the text becomes clear.
Light is glaring off the display
Position the monitor away from the sun or other
light source.
The monitor may be old
Replace the monitor.
Troubleshooting
The color monitor displays everything in black and white.
Probable cause
Solution
The computer was turned on
before the monitor
Make sure the monitor is turned on, then
restart the computer.
The display type is set
incorrectly
In the Control Panel window, double-click
Display, set the display to the appropriate
video type and resolution, then restart the
computer.
The displayed characters are garbled.
Probable cause
Solution
The video cable is damaged
Make sure the cable and connectors are in
good condition (no bent pins or broken wires).
The display setup is incorrect
In the Control Panel window, double-click
Display and check the settings. The correct
video type should be selected, along with a
supported resolution. Check your monitor and
video controller documentation for details.
The video is distorted.
Probable cause
Solution
The monitor controls are not
properly adjusted
Adjust the monitor controls until the text
becomes clear. (See your monitor
documentation for more information.)
The connector or cable is
damaged
Make sure the cable and connectors are in
good condition (no bent pins or broken wires).
The surge protector or UPS is
damaged
Disconnect the monitor power cable and
connect it directly to the power source.
The monitor is too close to a
source of electrical
interference
Move the monitor away from sources of
electrical interference, such as televisions,
unshielded speakers, microwave ovens,
fluorescent lights, and metal beams or shelves.
The monitor needs to be
degaussed
Turn off the computer and monitor for at least
a half hour, then restart the computer.
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Error messages
This section lists common error messages that you may see. These messages
often indicate procedural errors such as an incorrect keystroke or a
write-protected diskette. Some messages, however, may indicate a problem
that requires you to consult the troubleshooting section of this manual.
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Error message
Description
GA20 Error
An error occurred with Gate A20 when
switching to protected mode during the
memory test.
Pri Master HDD Error
Pri Slave HDD Error
Sec Master HDD Error
Sec Slave HDD Error
Could not read sector from corresponding
drive.
Pri Master Drive - ATAPI Incompatible
Pri Slave Drive - ATAPI Incompatible
Sec Master Drive - ATAPI Incompatible
Sec Slave Drive - ATAPI Incompatible
Corresponding drive is not an ATAPI device.
Run Setup to make sure device is selected
correctly.
A: Drive Error
No response from diskette drive.
Cache Memory Bad
An error occurred when testing L2 cache.
Cache memory may be bad.
CMOS Battery Low
The battery may be losing power. Replace the
battery soon.
CMOS Display Type Wrong
The display type is different than what has
been stored in CMOS. Check the BIOS Setup
utility to make sure the type is correct.
CMOS Checksum Bad
The CMOS checksum is incorrect. CMOS
memory may have been corrupted. Run the
BIOS Setup utility to reset values.
CMOS Settings Wrong
CMOS values are not the same as the last
boot. These values have either been
corrupted or the battery has failed.
CMOS Date/Time Not Set
The time and/or date values stored in CMOS
are invalid. Run the BIOS Setup utility to set
correct values.
DMA Error
Error during read/write test of DMA controller.
Troubleshooting
Error message
Description
FDC Failure
Error occurred trying to access diskette drive
controller.
HDC Failure
Error occurred trying to access hard disk
controller.
Memory Size Decreased
Memory size has decreased since the last
boot. If no memory was removed, then
memory may be bad.
Memory Size Increased
Memory size has increased since the last
boot. If no memory was added, there may be
a problem with the system.
Memory Size Changed
Memory size has changed since the last boot.
If no memory was added or removed, then
memory may be bad.
No Boot Device Available
System did not find a device to boot from.
Off Board Parity Error
A parity error occurred on an expansion card.
This error is followed by an address.
On Board Parity Error
A parity error occurred in system board main
memory. This error is followed by an address.
Parity Error
A parity error occurred in system board main
memory at an unknown address.
No Keyboard Found
No keyboard was found. Check the keyboard
connection. For more information, see “The
keyboard does not work.” on page 82.
No Mouse Found
No mouse was found. Power down and check
the mouse connection. For more information,
see “The mouse does not work.” on page 83.
S.M.A.R.T. Indicates An Imminent Hard
Drive Failure
A problem with the hard drive has been
detected. For more information, see “Hard
drive problems” on page 85.
No CD-ROM / DVD Drive Found
The CD-ROM drive was not found. For more
information, see “CD drive problems” on
page 80.
No Hard Drive Found
The hard drive was not found. For more
information, see “Hard drive problems” on
page 85.
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Beep codes
Whenever a recoverable error occurs during POST, the BIOS displays an error
message describing the problem. The BIOS also issues a beep code (one long
tone followed by two short tones) during POST if the video configuration fails
(a faulty video card or no card installed) or if an external ROM module does
not properly checksum to zero.
An external ROM module (for example, a video BIOS) can also issue audible
errors, usually consisting of one long tone followed by a series of short tones.
For more information on the beep codes issued, check the documentation for
that external device.
There are several POST routines that issue a POST terminal error and shut
down the system if they fail. Before shutting down the system, the
terminal-error handler issues a beep code signifying the test point error. This
beep code consists of one long tone and a series of short tones.
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Troubleshooting
If POST completes normally, the BIOS issues one short beep before passing
control to the operating system.
Short Beeps
Description
1
Refresh failure
2
Parity cannot be reset
3
First 64 KB memory failure
4
Timer not operational
5
Not used
6
8042 GateA20 cannot be toggled
7
Exception interrupt error
8
Display memory R/W error
9
Not used
10
CMOS shutdown register test error
11
Invalid BIOS (for example, POST module not found)
Beep codes
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Reference Data
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Intel 850 ATX System Board Technical
Reference
Features
This FC-PGA2 system board uses the Intel® 850 chipset. The system board
supports:
■
Direct RAMBUS® RDRAM RIMM system memory
■
Intel® Pentium® 4 processors
■
Ultra ATA 33/66/100 drives
■
100 MHz Front Side Bus (FSB) (400 MHz Data Bus)
■
4x AGP
■
ACPI 1.0b power management
■
Integrated Intel 802.3 10/100 Mbit/sec LAN
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System board layout
The following illustration shows the system board divided into two sections:
1
2
98
Reference Data
Section 1
A B
C D E
F
G
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A USB front panel header (2.0)
B Front panel header
C BIOS configuration jumper
D Battery
E PCI expansion slots
F
AGP expansion slot
G CNR expansion slot (not supported)
100
Reference Data
Section 2
A B C D
H I
E
J
F
G
K
Q
O
M
L
N
P
R
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A Primary IDE cable connector
B Secondary IDE cable connector
C Auxiliary power connector
D Memory expansion slots
E Processor socket
F
Auxiliary power connector
G Intruder header
H Diskette drive cable connector
I
Main power connector
J
Auxiliary fan connector
K Processor fan connector
L
Personal System/2™ (PS/2) mouse port
M PS/2 keyboard port
N USB ports (1.1)
O Serial (COM) connector
P Parallel (LPT) printer connector
Q Network jack
R USB ports (2.0)
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BIOS configuration jumper settings
The BIOS configuration jumper lets you clear passwords or recover your BIOS
if it becomes corrupted. For information about the location of this jumper,
see “Section 1” on page 99.
Setting
Jumper placement
Normal
When used
For normal operation
CONFIG
J9H2
(1-2 position)
3
Configure
For clearing passwords
CONFIG
J9H2
(2-3 position)
3
Recover
For recovering the BIOS
CONFIG
J9H2
(no jumper)
3
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Specifications
The following specifications are for the standard configuration. Your system
may contain optional equipment. All specifications are subject to change
without notice or obligation.
Supported processors
Intel® Pentium® 4 processors utilizing 478-pin FC-PGA2
connector
Chipset
Intel 850
Memory
184-pin, 2.5V, PC800 Direct Rambus Interface Memory
Modules (RIMMs). Two channels. Four slots. Expandable to
2 GB (with 512 Mb technology).
BIOS
AMI BIOS. Flash BIOS for easy updates from diskette.
Hard drive interface
Supports four IDE devices using two on-board PCI IDE
connectors with PIO, Bus Master, and Ultra DMA33/66/100
operation modes. Automatic drive type selection for easy
setup.
Diskette drive interface
A diskette drive controller is integrated on the system board.
Support is available for a single diskette drive.
Universal Serial Bus
(USB)
4 USB 2.0 ports, 2 USB 1.1 ports
■
■
4 rear ports (2 USB 2.0, 2 USB 1.1)
2 front panel ports (USB 2.0)
Mouse
PS/2 mouse port
Keyboard
PS/2 keyboard port
Input/Output connectors One parallel (LPT) port and one serial (COM) port. Settings
are configurable from the system setup program. No jumper
changes required.
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LAN Subsystem
Integrated Intel 802.3 10/100 Mbit/sec LAN
Battery
2032-style
AGP expansion slot
1
PCI expansion slots
5
CNR expansion slot
1 (not supported)
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Environment
Operating temperature: 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F)
Humidity: 20% to 80%
Altitude: -60.96 m to 3048 m
CPU clearance: >10.16 mm after installation, top and sides
Many products for Gateway and its subsidiaries are custom engineered by our
suppliers to Gateway specifications and may vary from similarly marketed
products.
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Reference Data
Safety,
Regulatory, and
Legal Information
B
Important safety information
Your Gateway system is designed and tested to meet the latest standards for safety of information
technology equipment. However, to ensure safe use of this product, it is important that the
safety instructions marked on the product and in the documentation are followed.
Warning
Always follow these instructions to help guard against
personal injury and damage to your Gateway system.
Setting up your system
■
Read and follow all instructions marked on the product and in the documentation before you
operate your system. Retain all safety and operating instructions for future use.
■
Do not use this product near water or a heat source such as a radiator.
■
Set up the system on a stable work surface.
■
The product should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the rating
label.
■
If your computer has a voltage selector switch, make sure that the switch is in the proper
position for your area. The voltage selector switch is set at the factory to the correct voltage.
■
Openings in the computer case are provided for ventilation. Do not block or cover these
openings. Make sure you provide adequate space, at least 6 inches (15 cm), around the system
for ventilation when you set up your work area. Never insert objects of any kind into the
computer ventilation openings.
Important safety information
107
■
Some products are equipped with a three-wire power cord to make sure that the product is
properly grounded when in use. The plug on this cord will fit only into a grounding-type
outlet. This is a safety feature. If you are unable to insert the plug into an outlet, contact an
electrician to install the appropriate outlet.
■
If you use an extension cord with this system, make sure that the total ampere rating on the
products plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the extension cord ampere rating.
■
If your system is fitted with a TV Tuner, cable, or satellite receiver card, make sure that the
antenna or cable system is electrically grounded to provide some protection against voltage
surges and buildup of static charges.
Care during use
■
Do not walk on the power cord or allow anything to rest on it.
■
Do not spill anything on the system. The best way to avoid spills is to avoid eating and
drinking near your system.
■
Some products have a replaceable CMOS battery on the system board. There is a danger of
explosion if the CMOS battery is replaced incorrectly. Replace the battery with the same or
equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of batteries according to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
■
When the computer is turned off, a small amount of electrical current still flows through the
computer. To avoid electrical shock, always unplug all power cables and modem cables from
the wall outlets before cleaning the system.
■
Unplug the system from the wall outlet and refer servicing to qualified personnel if:
■
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 system performance changes.
Replacement parts and accessories
Use only replacement parts and accessories recommended by Gateway.
Important
Caution
108
Do not use Gateway products in areas classified as
hazardous locations. Such areas include patient care
areas of medical and dental facilities, oxygen-laden
environments, or industrial facilities.
To reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger
telecommunications line cord.
Safety, Regulatory, and Legal Information
Regulatory compliance statements
United States of America
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Unintentional emitter per FCC Part 15
This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and
can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
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
■
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver
■
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a different circuit from that to which the receiver is
connected
■
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Compliance Accessories: The accessories associated with this equipment are: shielded video
cable when an external monitor is connected. These accessories are required to be used in order
to ensure compliance with FCC rules.
FCC declaration of conformity
Responsible party:
Gateway Companies, Inc.
610 Gateway Drive, North Sioux City, SD 57049
(605) 232-2000 Fax: (605) 232-2023
Product:
■
Gateway E-4650
For unique identification of the product configuration, please submit the 10-digit serial number
found on the product to the responsible party.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation of this product is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device
must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Caution
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by
Gateway could void the FCC compliance and negate your
authority to operate the product.
Telecommunications per FCC part 68
Regulatory compliance statements
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(applicable to products fitted with USA modems)
Your modem complies with Part 68 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules. On
the computer or modem card is a label that contains the FCC registration number and Ringer
Equivalence Number (REN) for this device. If requested, this information must be provided to the
telephone company.
An FCC-compliant telephone line cord with a modular plug is required for use with this device.
The modem is designed to be connected to the telephone network or premises wiring using a
compatible modular jack which is Part 68-compliant. See installation instructions for details.
The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) is used to determine the number of devices which may be
connected to the telephone line. Excessive RENs on a telephone line may result in the devices
not ringing in response to an incoming call. In most areas, the sum of RENs should not exceed
five (5.0). To be certain of the number of devices that may be connected to a line, as determined
by the total RENs, contact the local telephone company.
If this device causes harm to the telephone network, the telephone company will notify you in
advance that temporary discontinuance of service may be required. The telephone company may
request that you disconnect the equipment until the problem is resolved.
The telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment, operations, or procedures
that could affect the operation of this equipment. If this happens, the telephone company will
provide advance notice in order for you to make necessary modifications to maintain
uninterrupted service.
This equipment cannot be used on telephone company-provided coin service. Connection to
party line service is subject to state tariffs. Contact the state public utility commission or public
service commission for information.
When programming or making test calls to emergency numbers:
■
Remain on the line and briefly explain to the dispatcher the reason for the call.
■
Perform such activities in the off-peak hours such as early morning or late evenings.
The United States Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 makes it unlawful for any person
to use a computer or other electronic device to send any message via a telephone fax machine
unless such message clearly contains, in a margin at the top or bottom of each transmitted page
or on the first page of the transmission, the date and time it is sent, an identification of the
business, other entity, or other individual sending the message, and the telephone number of the
sending machine or such business, other entity, or individual. Refer to your fax communication
software documentation for details on how to comply with the fax-branding requirement.
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Canada
Industry Canada (IC)
Unintentional emitter per ICES-003
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital
apparatus as set out in the radio interference regulations of Industry Canada.
Le présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant les limites
applicables aux appareils numériques de Classe B prescrites dans le règlement sur le brouillage
radioélectrique édicté par Industrie Canada.
Telecommunications per DOC notice
(for products fitted with an IC-compliant modem)
The Industry Canada label identifies certified equipment. This certification means that the
equipment meets certain telecommunications network protective, operation, and safety
requirements. The Department does not guarantee the equipment will operate to the users’
satisfaction.
Before installing this equipment, users should make sure that it is permissible to be connected to
the facilities of the local telecommunications company. The equipment must also be installed
using an acceptable method of connection. In some cases, the inside wiring associated with a
single-line individual service may be extended by means of a certified connector assembly. The
customer should be aware that compliance with the above conditions may not prevent
degradation of service in some situations.
Repairs to certified equipment should be made by an authorized Canadian maintenance facility
designated by the supplier. Any repairs or alterations made by the user to this equipment, or
equipment malfunctions, may give the telecommunications company cause to request the user
to disconnect the equipment.
Users should make sure, for their own protection, that the electrical ground connections of the
power utility, telephone lines, and internal metallic water pipe system, if present, are connected
together. This precaution may be particularly important in rural areas.
Warning
To avoid electrical shock or equipment malfunction do not
attempt to make electrical ground connections by yourself.
Contact the appropriate inspection authority or an
electrician, as appropriate.
The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) assigned to each terminal device provides an indication
of the maximum number of terminals allowed to be connected to a telephone interface. The
termination on an interface may consist of any combination of devices subject only to the
requirement that the sum of the Ringer Equivalence Numbers of all the devices does not
exceed 5.
Regulatory compliance statements
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European Union
The following information is only applicable to systems labeled with the CE mark
.
European directives
This Information Technology Equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
following European directives:
■
EMC Directive 89/336/EEC with amending directives 92/31/EEC & 93/68/EEC as per
- EN 55022 Class B
- EN 61000-3-2
- EN 61000-3-3
- EN 55024
■
Low Voltage Directive (Safety) 73/23/EEC as per EN 60950(A1/A2/A3/A4/A11)
■
Radio and Telecom Terminal Equipment Directive 199/5/EC as per CTR21 (if fitted with a
modem device)
European telecommunication information (for products fitted with EU-approved
modems)
Marking by the symbol
indicates compliance of this equipment to the Radio and Telecom
Terminal Equipment Directive 1999/5/EC. Such marking is indicative that this equipment meets
or exceeds the following technical standards:
CTR 21 – Attachment requirements for pan-European approval for connection to the analogue
Public Switched Telephone Networks (PSTNs) of TE (excluding TE supporting voice telephony
services) in which network addressing, if provided, is by means of Dual Tone Multi-Frequency
(DTMF) signaling.
Warning
Although this equipment can use either loop disconnect
(Pulse) or DTMF (Tone) signaling, only the performance
of the DTMF signaling is subject to regulatory
requirements for correct operation. It is therefore strongly
recommended that the equipment is set to use DTMF
signaling for access to public or private emergency
services. DTMF signaling also provides faster call setup.
This equipment has been approved to Council Decision 98/482/EEC—“CTR 21” for
Pan-European single terminal connection to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN).
However, due to differences between the individual PSTNs provided in different countries, the
approval does not, of itself, give an unconditional assurance of successful operation on every
PSTN termination point. In the event of problems, you should contact Gateway Technical
Support.
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Japan
VCCI statement
This equipment is in the Class B category (Information Technology Equipment to be used in a
residential area or an adjacent area thereto) and conforms to the standards set by the Voluntary
Control Council for Interference by Information Technology Equipment aimed at preventing
radio interference in such residential areas. When used near a radio or TV receiver, it may
become the cause of radio interference. Read instructions for correct handling.
Regulatory compliance statements
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Australia and New Zealand
EMI statement
This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to the Australian/New Zealand standard AS/NZS 3548 set out by the Australian
Communications Authority and the Radio Spectrum Management Agency.
New Zealand telecommunication statement (for products fitted with
Telepermit-approved modems)
The grant of a Telepermit for any item of terminal equipment indicates only that Telecom has
accepted that the item complies with minimum conditions for connection to its network. It
indicates no endorsement of the product by Telecom, nor does it provide any sort of warranty.
Above all, it provides no assurance that any item will work correctly in all respects with another
item of Telepermitted equipment of a different make or model, nor does it imply that any
product is compatible with all of Telecom's network services.
This equipment shall not be set up to make automatic calls to the Telecom ‘111’ Emergency
Service.
Important
Under power failure conditions, this telephone may not
operate. Make sure that a separate telephone, not
dependent on local power, is available for emergency use.
Some parameters required for compliance with Telecom’s Telepermit requirements are dependent
on the equipment (PC) associated with this device. The associated equipment shall be set to
operate within the following limits for compliance with Telecom’s specifications:
(a)There shall be no more than 10 calls to the same number within any 30-minute period for any
single manual call initiation, and
(b)The equipment shall go on-hook for a period of not less than 30 seconds between the end of
one attempt and the beginning of the next attempt.
The equipment shall be set to make sure that automatic calls to different numbers are spaced
such that there is no less than 5 seconds between the end of one call attempt and the beginning
of another.
The equipment shall be set to make sure that calls are answered between 3 and 30 seconds of
receipt of ringing.
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Laser safety statement
All Gateway systems equipped with CD and DVD drives comply with the appropriate safety
standards, including IEC 825. The laser devices in these components are classified as “Class 1
Laser Products” under a US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Radiation
Performance Standard. Should the unit ever need servicing, contact an authorized service
location.
Warning
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of
procedures other than those specified in this manual may
result in hazardous radiation exposure. To prevent
exposure to laser beams, do not try to open the enclosure
of a CD or DVD drive.
Laser safety statement
115
Television antenna connectors
protection (for systems fitted with
TV/cable TV tuner cards)
External television antenna grounding
If an outside antenna or cable system is to be connected to your Gateway PC, make sure that the
antenna or cable system is electrically grounded to provide some protection against voltage
surges and static charges.
Article 810 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPSA 70, provides information with regard to
proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure, grounding of the lead-in wire to an
antenna discharge unit, size of grounding conductors, location of antenna discharge unit,
connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode.
Lightning protection
For added protection of any Gateway product during a lightning storm or when it is left
unattended or unused for long periods of time, unplug the product from the wall outlet and
disconnect the antenna or cable system.
Power lines
Do not locate the antenna near overhead light or power circuits, or where it could fall into such
power lines or circuits.
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Warning
When installing or realigning an outside antenna system,
extreme care should be taken to keep from touching such
power lines or circuits. Contact with them could be fatal.
7
6
5
4
3
1
2
Antenna and satellite grounding
Reference
Grounding component
1
Electric service equipment
2
Power service grounding electrode system (NEC Art 250, Part H)
3
Ground clamps
4
Grounding conductors (NEC Section 810-21)
5
Antenna discharge unit (NEC Section 810-20)
6
Ground clamp
7
Antenna lead-in wire
Television antenna connectors protection (for systems fitted with TV/cable TV tuner cards)
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Notices
Copyright © 2001 Gateway, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
4545 Town Centre Court
San Diego, CA 92121 USA
All Rights Reserved
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 Gateway.
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 may improve and/or
change products described in this publication at any time. Due to continuing system improvements, Gateway is
not responsible for inaccurate information which may appear in this manual. For the latest product updates,
consult the Gateway Web site at www.gateway.com. In no event will Gateway 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, Gateway reserves the right to make improvements in this
manual and the products it describes at any time, without notices or obligation.
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Pad, EZ Point, Field Mouse, Gateway 2000, Gateway Country, gateway.net, Gateway stylized logo, Perfect
Scholar, Solo, TelePath, Vivitron, stylized “G” design, and “You’ve got a friend in the business” slogan are
registered trademarks and black-and-white spotted box logo, GATEWAY, Gateway Astro, Gateway@Work,
Gateway Connected touch pad, Gateway Connected music player, Gateway Cyber:)Ware, Gateway
Education:)Ware, Gateway Flex Case, Gateway Gaming:)Ware, Gateway GoBack, Gateway Gold, Gateway
Learning:)Ware, Gateway Magazine, Gateway Micro Server, Gateway Money:)Ware, Gateway Music:)Ware,
Gateway Networking Solutions, Gateway Online Network (O.N.) solution, Gateway Photo:)Ware, Gateway
Professional PCs, Gateway Profile, Gateway Solo, green stylized GATEWAY, green stylized Gateway logo,
Gateway Teacher:)Ware, Gateway Video:)Ware, HelpSpot, InforManager, Just click it!, Learn@Gateway, Kids
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Corporation. Microsoft, MS, MS-DOS, and Windows are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft
Corporation. All other product names mentioned herein are used for identification purposes only, and may be the
trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
Macrovision statement
If your computer has a DVD drive and an analog TV Out port, the following paragraph applies:
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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Index
Numerics
3.5-inch device
cabling information 22
installing 21
preparing to install 21
removing 21
replacing 21
A
AC power connector 5
accessories
safety precautions 108
adapter card
installing 30
removing 30
replacing 30
troubleshooting 88
add-in card
installing 30
removing 30
replacing 30
troubleshooting 88
additional information vi
adjusting the monitor 10
advanced menu
BIOS Setup utility 47
air circulation
providing space 9
B
back features 4
backing up files 69
battery
installing 42
removing 42
replacing 42
troubleshooting 78
warnings 42
beep codes 94
BIOS
updating 48
BIOS Setup utility 45
menus 47
navigating through 46
saving system configuration
information 45
boot menu
BIOS Setup utility 47
C
cabling
drives 22
providing space 9
case
closing 17
opening 17
CD/DVD drive 3
cabling information 22
eject button 3
installing 21
preparing to install 21
removing 21
replacing 21
troubleshooting 80
checking system health with
LANDesk 74
conditioner
line 52
configuration
jumper settings 49
connecting system power 9
connections
Ethernet 5
external audio 6
external microphone 6
external speakers 6
game 6
headphones 6
joystick 6
line in 6
Index
119
line out 6
MIDI 6
modem 6
monitor (VGA) 5
network 5
parallel 5
power 5
PS/2 keyboard 5
PS/2 mouse 5
serial 5
speaker out 6
USB 3, 5
cover
removing 17
replacing 17
cover release lever 6
creating startup diskettes 75
D
deleting files and folders 64
Disk Cleanup 64
Disk Defragmenter 67
diskette drive 3
cabling information 22
eject button 3
installing 21
preparing to install 21
removing 21
replacing 21
troubleshooting 84
drive
cabling information 22
CD/DVD 3
diskette 3
preparing to install 21
replacing 3.5-inch 21
replacing CD/DVD 21
replacing diskette 21
replacing hard 21
supported types 21
E
electrostatic discharge (ESD) 15
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Index
error messages 92
Error-checking 65
Ethernet jack 5
exit menu
BIOS Setup utility 47
expansion card
installing 30
removing 30
replacing 30
troubleshooting 88
external audio jack 6
F
FAQ (frequently asked questions),
accessing vi
features
back 4
front 2
files
backing up 69
deleting 64
fragmentation 67
front bezel
removing 23
replacing 23
front features 2
G
game port 6
H
hard drive
cabling information 22
checking for errors on 65
checking for free space 63
defragmenting 67
installing 21
preparing to install 21
removing 21
replacing 21
scanning for errors on 65
troubleshooting 85
hardware management
LANDesk Heceta IV 7
Hibernate mode 3, 53, 58, 59
humidity
protecting the computer 9
I
installing
3.5-inch device 21
adapter card 30
add-in card 30
battery 42
bezel 23
case cover 17
CD/DVD drive 21
diskette drive 21
expansion card 30
hard drive 21
LANDesk Client Manager 74
main board 35
memory 37
power supply 33
system board 35
interference
avoiding magnetic 9
J
jacks
Ethernet 5
external audio 6
external microphone 6
external speakers 6
headphones 6
line in 6
line out 6
modem 6
network 5
speaker out 6
joystick port 6
jumper
configuration 49
settings 49
K
keyboard
cleaning 72
port 5
troubleshooting 82
L
LANDesk Client Manager
installing 74
restoring 74
line conditioners 52
line in jack 6
line out jack 6
M
magnetic fields
protecting your computer 9
main board
installing 35
removing 35
replacing 35
main menu
BIOS Setup utility 47
maintenance
cleaning component exteriors 71
cleaning the case 71
cleaning the keyboard 72
cleaning the mouse 73
cleaning the screen 72
defragmenting 67
using Scheduled Task Wizard 70
maintenance menu
BIOS Setup utility 47
manual conventions v
memory
installing RIMM 37
troubleshooting 86
microphone jack 6
MIDI port 6
modem
jack 6
troubleshooting 87
monitor
Index
121
adjusting 10
port 5
troubleshooting 90
mouse
cleaning 73
port 5
troubleshooting 83
N
network jack 5
Norton Antivirus 61
O
opening the case 17
operating system
setting up 11
P
parallel port 5
peripheral devices
troubleshooting 88
ports
game 6
joystick 6
MIDI 6
monitor 5
parallel 5
PS/2 keyboard 5
PS/2 mouse 5
serial 5
USB 3, 5
POST (power-on self-test) 11
power
advanced settings 55, 57
BIOS Setup utility menu 47
button 3, 10, 12, 13
changing advanced settings 57
changing modes 54
changing schemes 55
changing settings 55
connecting 9
connector 5
Hibernate mode 53, 58
122
Index
LED 10
line conditioners 52
management 53
schemes 55
source problems 51
Standby mode 53, 56
surge suppressors 51
uninterruptible power supply
(UPS) 52
power button 3, 54
power supply
installing 33
removing 33
replacing 33
printer
parallel port 5
troubleshooting 89
protecting computer against power
source problems 51
R
recovery
system 75
removing
3.5-inch device 21
adapter card 30
add-in card 30
battery 42
case cover 17
CD/DVD drive 21
diskette drive 21
expansion card 30
files and folders 64
front bezel 23
hard drive 21
main board 35
power supply 33
system board 35
replacing
3.5-inch device 21
adapter card 30
add-in card 30
battery 42
case cover 17
CD/DVD drive 21
diskette drive 21
expansion card 30
front bezel 23
hard drive 21
main board 35
memory 37
power supply 33
system board 35
resetting the computer 13
restoring
LANDesk Client Manager 74
system 75
Resume mode 3
RIMM memory 37
S
safety
battery warnings 42
general precautions 107
saving system configuration settings 75
ScanDisk 65
Scheduled Tasks Wizard 70
security menu
BIOS Setup utility 47
serial port 5
setting up
computer 9
operating system 11
safety precautions 107
Windows 11
Setup utility
see BIOS Setup utility
speakers jack 6
Standby mode 3, 53, 56
starting
computer 3, 10
startup diskette
creating 75
static electricity 15
surge protector 51
surge suppressors 51
system board
configuration jumper 49
installing 35
removing 35
replacing 35
system configuration
recording 75
system recovery 75
System Restoration CD 75
T
temperature
protecting the computer 9
troubleshooting
adapters 88
adjusting the monitor 10
battery 78
beep codes 94
CD/DVD drive 80
checklist 77
computer 82
diskette drive 84
error messages 92
frequently asked questions (FAQ) vi
guidelines 78
hard drive 84, 85
heat sources 9
humidity 9
keyboard 82
magnetic interference 9
memory 86
modem 87
monitor 90
mouse 83
overheating 9
peripherals 88
power connections 9
power source problems 51
printer 89
processor 86
video 90
turning off computer 12
Index
123
U
uninterruptible power supply (UPS) 52,
59
updating the BIOS 48
USB port 3, 5
utility software
BIOS Setup utility 45
V
video
troubleshooting 90
virus 61
protecting against 61
removing with Norton AntiVirus 61
voltage selector switch 5
W
warning
battery 42
Windows
resetting the computer 13
setup 11
124
Index
MAN US E4650 SYS GDE R0 10/01
Gateway® E-4650
System Manual
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