Dell Laptop 610 user manual

User manual for the device Dell Laptop 610

Device: Dell Laptop 610
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Date of adding : 2013-06-28 17:50:24
Number of pages: 136
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Dell Precision™ WorkStation 610 Mini Tower Systems User's
Safety Instructions
Using the Software Support Utilities
Using the System Setup Program
Using the ISA Configuration Utility
Using the Network Interface Controller
Using the Integrated Audio Controller
Using the Integrated SCSI Controllers
Working Inside Your Computer
Installing System Board Options
Installing Drives
Technical Specifications
Hardware Configuration Features
ISA Configuration Utility Messages
Maintaining t

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Safety Instructions: Dell™ Precision™ WorkStation 610 Mini Tower Systems When Using Your Computer Ergonomic Computing When Working Inside Your Protecting Against Electrostatic System Habits Computer Discharge Use the following safety guidelines to help protect your computer system from potential damage and to ensure your own personal safety. When Using Your Computer System As you use your computer system, observe the following safety guidelines. WARNING: Do not operate your computer system with

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(from Dell and other sources) to help you correctly position your keyboard. Set the monitor at a comfortable viewing distance (usually 510 to 610 millimeters [20 to 24 inches] from your eyes). Make sure the monitor screen is at eye level or slightly lower when you are sitting in front of the monitor. Adjust the tilt of the monitor, its contrast and brightness settings, and the lighting around you (such as overhead lights, desk lamps, and the curtains or blinds on nearby windows) to minimize refl

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3. Touch an unpainted metal surface on the chassis, such as the metal around the card-slot openings at the back of the computer, before touching anything inside your computer. While you work, periodically touch an unpainted metal surface on the computer chassis to dissipate any static electricity that might harm internal components. In addition, take note of these safety guidelines when appropriate: When you disconnect a cable, pull on its connector or on its strain-relief loop, not on the cable

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Introduction: Dell™ Precision™ WorkStation 610 Mini Tower Systems Overview System Features Important Note to Windows NT 4.0 Users Front Panel Back Panel Getting Help Overview Dell Precision 610 systems are high-speed, upgradable workstations designed around Intel® Pentium® II Xeon® processors. These Dell systems support the high-performance Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) bus and the accelerated graphics port (AGP) bus. Each system also has an Industry-Standard Architecture (ISA) design

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system BIOS allows you to install a Plug and Play expansion card without setting jumpers or switches or performing other configuration tasks. The ISA Configuration Utility (ICU) allows you to configure an existing ISA expansion card for conflict- free operation. Also, because the system BIOS is stored in flash memory, it can be updated to support future enhancements to the Plug and Play standard. NOTE: The Windows NT operating system does not provide ISA Plug and Play support. Therefore, some IS

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The System Setup program for quickly viewing and changing the system configuration information. For more information on this program, see "Using the System Setup Program". Enhanced security features available through the System Setup program (a setup password, a system password, a system password lock option, a write-protect option for diskette drives, and automatic display of the system's service tag number). In addition, a customer-definable asset tag number can be assigned via a software supp

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Dell OpenManage Client is the Dell software-management application interface for DMI. Dell OpenManage Client is designed for local systems in a Dell DMI client network and includes the following features: - Compliance with the DMI 2.0 specification Support for the Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 operating system - Support to view and modify a local system's hardware configuration settings - Support for the Microsoft SMS, which allows you to export one or more groups to an SMS directory that the SMS adm

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Windows NT 4.0 video drivers – See the documentation for your graphics adapter. Windows NT 4.0 NIC driver – See "Windows NT 4.0 NIC Driver". Windows NT 4.0 audio drivers – See "Audio Drivers for Windows NT 4.0". Creating Disk Partitions for Windows NT 4.0 After you have completed the setup procedure for the Dell-installed Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 operating system, you can perform the following procedure to create disk partitions on your large-capacity hard-disk drive(s): 1. Click the Start butto

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Setup Program". For detailed descriptions and illustrations of each port and connector on the back panel, see " I/O Ports and Connectors". Connecting External Devices You can connect various external devices, such as a mouse and printer, to the I/O ports and connectors on the computer's back panel. The system BIOS detects the presence of most external devices when you boot or reboot the system. When connecting external devices to the computer, follow these guidelines: Check the documentation tha

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Using the Software Support Utilities: Dell™ Precision™ WorkStation 610 Mini Tower Systems Overview Dell-Installed Software Backing Up the Software Support System Utilities Microsoft Updated Support Utilities Software Support Utilities on Diskette and Services ATAPI Drivers Utilities Overview Your Dell system comes with software support utilities on diskette or on your computer's hard-disk drive. These software support utilities include system utilities, system services, and Microsoft updated ATA

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If included, the release.txt file contains the latest updates to the information in this guide. Use the editor included with your operating system to view and/or print the contents of the release.txt file. System Utilities and Services The following utilities and services are included on your Dell system utilities diskette: The Asset Tag utility lets you enter a system asset tag number into nonvolatile random-access memory (NVRAM). Thereafter, you can display this number using the Asset Tag util

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You can use the Asset Tag utility to enter an asset tag number that you or your company assign to the computer; you can also use it to reenter the computer's service tag number if that becomes necessary. Use the asset command from an MS-DOS prompt. To view existing asset tag and service tag numbers, type asset and press . (You can also view the asset tag number by using the System Setup program described in Chapter 3.) To display the Asset Tag utility help screen, type asset /? and press

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the software. To turn off a locked-up system, either press the power button a second time or press the reset button. Dell ThermalShutdown Service The Dell ThermalShutdown service helps protect components such as the system processor and the primary hard-disk drive from damage due to overheating. It can also protect your system data from loss or corruption resulting from a thermal-related system shutdown. When installed, the service uses sensors to monitor the temperature of critical internal com

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utility, modify the path statement to include that directory. (See your MS-DOS reference documentation for information on modifying the autoexec.bat file.) Microsoft Updated ATAPI Drivers Microsoft updated ATAPI drivers (provided for Windows NT 4.0 operating system) offer a performance improvement by off-loading certain functions from the system processor during multithreaded operations. Dell has installed the Microsoft updated ATAPI driver for your operating system, and it is operative when you

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Using the System Setup Program: Dell™ Precision™ WorkStation 610 Mini Tower Systems Overview Entering the System System Setup Screen Using the System Setup System Setup Setup Program Program Options Using the System Using the Setup Password Disabling a Forgotten Responding to Error Password Feature Feature Password Messages Overview Each time you turn on your computer system or press the reset button, the system compares the hardware installed in the system to the hardware listed in the system c

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The System Setup screen displays the current setup and configuration information and optional settings for your system. (Typical examples are illustrated in Figure 3-1.) Information on the System Setup screen is organized in four areas: Title box The box at the top of the screen lists the system name. System data The two boxes below the title box display information about your system, such as the basic input/output system (BIOS) revision number. Configuration options The box under the system dat

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implementing any changes you have made. Discard Changes and Exit option exits the System Setup program without rebooting the system and returns the system to its previous state - the boot routine. Return to Setup option returns to the System Setup screen. Resets the selected options to their default settings. Displays help information for the selected option. Figure 3-1. Typical System Setup Screen System Setup Options The following subsections explain in detail each of the options on the System

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System Date System Date resets the date on the computer's internal calendar. Your system automatically displays the day of the week corresponding to the settings in the month, day-of-month, and year fields. To change the date, press the left- or right-arrow keys to select a field, and then press <+> or <-> to increase or decrease the number. If you prefer, you can type numbers in the day-of-month and year fields. Diskette Drive A and Diskette Drive B Diskette Drive A and Diskette Drive B identif

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For EIDE hard-disk drives, the system provides an automatic drive-type detect feature. To use this feature for Primary Drive 0, highlight the Primary Drive 0 option and type a (for automatic); to use it for Primary Drive 1, highlight the Primary Drive 1 option and type a. In each case, the option setting changes to Auto. After the system reboots, the System Setup program automatically sets the correct drive-type number and options for each drive. Before installing a new EIDE hard-disk drive, als

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