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Dell Inspiron N4030 User Manual

Dell Inspiron N4030 User Manual (354 pages)

Dell Inspiron 545 MT: User Guide  
Brand: Dell | Category: Desktop | Size: 4.09 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
Finding Information23................................................................................................................................................................
Start Button23................................................................................................................................................................
Microsoft Windows Help And Support24................................................................................................................................................................
Windows Vista25................................................................................................................................................................
Windows ® Xp25................................................................................................................................................................
Control Panel26................................................................................................................................................................
Information About Installed Hardware26................................................................................................................................................................
Device Manager26................................................................................................................................................................
Hardware Devices Installed On Your Computer27................................................................................................................................................................
Programs Installed On Your Computer28................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Networking28................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Support Website29................................................................................................................................................................
Technical Support29................................................................................................................................................................
Customer Service30................................................................................................................................................................
Warranty Information30................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Forums31................................................................................................................................................................
Contact Us31................................................................................................................................................................
Bios (system Setup Program) Settings31................................................................................................................................................................
Microsoft Windows Desktop33................................................................................................................................................................
Overview33................................................................................................................................................................
Taskbar34................................................................................................................................................................
Displaying The Taskbar35................................................................................................................................................................
Customizing The Taskbar35................................................................................................................................................................
Area35................................................................................................................................................................
Adding Icons In The Notification Area35................................................................................................................................................................
Desktop Icons And Shortcuts36................................................................................................................................................................
Deleting An Icon From The Desktop36................................................................................................................................................................
Creating And Deleting Program Shortcuts On The Desktop37................................................................................................................................................................
Shortcut Menus38................................................................................................................................................................
Changing The Desktop Appearance39................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Screen Saver41................................................................................................................................................................
Windows Xp41................................................................................................................................................................
Start Button (menu)42................................................................................................................................................................
Customizing The Start Menu43................................................................................................................................................................
Accessing And Using The Control Panel45................................................................................................................................................................
Customizing Your Computer Settings45................................................................................................................................................................
Managing Your Computer Performance45................................................................................................................................................................
Monitors And Displays47................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning Your Computer's Display Screen47................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting The Resolution Of Your Display48................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting50................................................................................................................................................................
Choosing The Best Display Settings50................................................................................................................................................................
Setting The Display Resolution For External Lcd Monitors50................................................................................................................................................................
Setting The Display For Multiple Monitors51................................................................................................................................................................
Low-light Environments53................................................................................................................................................................
Cables And Connections55................................................................................................................................................................
Displayport™ - Features And Benefits56................................................................................................................................................................
Nvidia Sli And Ati Crossfire Technologies56................................................................................................................................................................
Mouse58................................................................................................................................................................
Controlling The Speed Of The Mouse Buttons58................................................................................................................................................................
Controlling The Speed Of The Scroll Wheel59................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning A Non-optical Mouse59................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning An Optical Mouse60................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad62................................................................................................................................................................
Circular Scrolling62................................................................................................................................................................
Single Finger Zoom63................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning The Touch Pad63................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Touch Pointer (track Stick Or Tablet Pc Pen)63................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Usb Pointing Device (mouse)64................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting A Usb Pointing Device64................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard65................................................................................................................................................................
Customizing Your Keyboard66................................................................................................................................................................
Backlit Keyboard66................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Numeric Keypad On A Laptop Computer68................................................................................................................................................................
General Keyboard Shortcuts69................................................................................................................................................................
Printers—settings And Drivers71................................................................................................................................................................
Accessing Printer Information71................................................................................................................................................................
Changing Printer Settings72................................................................................................................................................................
For Windows Vista72................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Printers73................................................................................................................................................................
Adding A Printer73................................................................................................................................................................
Setting The Default Printer74................................................................................................................................................................
Sharing Printers On A Network74................................................................................................................................................................
Installing A Printer Driver75................................................................................................................................................................
Drives And Media77................................................................................................................................................................
Freeing Up Hard Drive Space77................................................................................................................................................................
Shadow Storage77................................................................................................................................................................
Storage78................................................................................................................................................................
Solid-state Drive (ssd)78................................................................................................................................................................
Installing Drivers For Media Drives79................................................................................................................................................................
Determining Whether A Device Driver Is The Source Of A Device Problem79................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing A Driver With A Previous Version Of The Driver79................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Drivers And Utilities Media To Reinstall A Driver80................................................................................................................................................................
Manually Reinstalling A Driver80................................................................................................................................................................
Drive Problems81................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Drive Problems82................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive Problems82................................................................................................................................................................
Working With Raid83................................................................................................................................................................
Raid Level 083................................................................................................................................................................
Raid Level 184................................................................................................................................................................
Raid Level 0+1 Configuration86................................................................................................................................................................
Raid Level 5 Configuration87................................................................................................................................................................
Mode87................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring Raid88................................................................................................................................................................
Shutting Down Your Computer99................................................................................................................................................................
Shutdown States101................................................................................................................................................................
Microsoft ® Windows Vista101................................................................................................................................................................
Ending A Program That Is Not Responding101................................................................................................................................................................
Ending A Process That Is Not Responding103................................................................................................................................................................
Docking And Undocking Your Laptop Computer104................................................................................................................................................................
Running— Hot Undocking104................................................................................................................................................................
Undocking Without Shutting Down104................................................................................................................................................................
Shutting Down Your Computer When It Fails To Shut Down Normally105................................................................................................................................................................
Shutting Down A Stalled Or "frozen Computer105................................................................................................................................................................
Shutting Down A Computer When It Stops Responding And Displays A Solid Blue Screen106................................................................................................................................................................
Starting Your Computer In Safe Mode107................................................................................................................................................................
Restarting Your Computer After A Power Loss108................................................................................................................................................................
Files And Folders109................................................................................................................................................................
Navigating To Files110................................................................................................................................................................
Selecting And Opening Files111................................................................................................................................................................
Selecting A Group Of Files111................................................................................................................................................................
Selecting Several Random Files111................................................................................................................................................................
Opening And Saving A File112................................................................................................................................................................
Opening A Graphic Image (picture Or Art)112................................................................................................................................................................
Finding Files112................................................................................................................................................................
Searching For A File112................................................................................................................................................................
Renaming Files113................................................................................................................................................................
Printing Files113................................................................................................................................................................
Deleting Files113................................................................................................................................................................
Sharing Files114................................................................................................................................................................
Sharing Files With Password Protection115................................................................................................................................................................
Restricting Access To A File115................................................................................................................................................................
Transferring Files And Settings To A New Computer116................................................................................................................................................................
Transferring Files Between Computers Running Windows Xp117................................................................................................................................................................
Backing Up Files117................................................................................................................................................................
Running Backup When The Settings Have Been Preconfigured118................................................................................................................................................................
Running Backup With Hidden Drives119................................................................................................................................................................
Restoring Files119................................................................................................................................................................
Managing Applications (programs)121................................................................................................................................................................
Installing Applications On Your Computer121................................................................................................................................................................
Internet121................................................................................................................................................................
Installing Applications From A Network122................................................................................................................................................................
Removing Applications From Your Computer123................................................................................................................................................................
Ending An Application When It Does Not Respond124................................................................................................................................................................
Performing Maintenance Tasks To Increase Computer Speed And Ensure Security125................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning Your Computer126................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Start126................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning The Computer126................................................................................................................................................................
Media126................................................................................................................................................................
Performance Tuning129................................................................................................................................................................
System Setup Based Performance Tuning129................................................................................................................................................................
Software Based Performance Tuning129................................................................................................................................................................
Nvidia Performance129................................................................................................................................................................
Nvidia Monitor130................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning Up Your Hard Drive131................................................................................................................................................................
Defragmenting Your Hard Drive132................................................................................................................................................................
Detecting And Repairing Disk Errors133................................................................................................................................................................
Scanning For Viruses And Spyware133................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Power Options135................................................................................................................................................................
Power Protection Devices140................................................................................................................................................................
Surge Protector140................................................................................................................................................................
Power Line Conditioner140................................................................................................................................................................
Uninterruptible Power Supply (ups)141................................................................................................................................................................
Laptop Computer Batteries141................................................................................................................................................................
Using Your Laptop Computer For The First Time142................................................................................................................................................................
Preserving The Life Of A Battery142................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing A Battery143................................................................................................................................................................
Checking The Battery Charge143................................................................................................................................................................
Microsoft Windows144................................................................................................................................................................
Conserving Battery Power145................................................................................................................................................................
Charging The Battery145................................................................................................................................................................
Storing A Battery146................................................................................................................................................................
Notebook Battery Restrictions146................................................................................................................................................................
Dell™ Controlpoint Power Manager146................................................................................................................................................................
Local Area Networks (lan)150................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A New Lan151................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Local Area Networks (wlan)153................................................................................................................................................................
Checking Your Wireless Network Card154................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Software And Drivers For Your Wireless Network Card154................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A New Wireless Local Area Network (wlan)155................................................................................................................................................................
Ad Hoc Networks158................................................................................................................................................................
Networks159................................................................................................................................................................
Establishing A Mobile Broadband Network Connection160................................................................................................................................................................
Checking Your Mobile Broadband Card160................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Mobile Broadband Network160................................................................................................................................................................
Activating Mobile Broadband Service160................................................................................................................................................................
Managing The Network With The Dell Mobile Broadband Card Utility161................................................................................................................................................................
Wimax161................................................................................................................................................................
Wpan162................................................................................................................................................................
Managing Your Network162................................................................................................................................................................
Securing Your Network162................................................................................................................................................................
Ensuring Security When Using Public Wi-fi Networks (hotspots)165................................................................................................................................................................
Locating Networks With The Dell Wi-fi Catcher Network Locator166................................................................................................................................................................
Scanning For A Wireless Network167................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling The Network Locator167................................................................................................................................................................
Managing Networked Computers With Intel Active Management Technology168................................................................................................................................................................
Accessing The Internet171................................................................................................................................................................
What You Need To Connect To The Internet171................................................................................................................................................................
Web Browsers For Viewing Internet Sites172................................................................................................................................................................
Web Addresses173................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Internet Connection173................................................................................................................................................................
Web Browser Settings175................................................................................................................................................................
Setting The Browser Home175................................................................................................................................................................
Setting The Way The Browser Displays Web176................................................................................................................................................................
Saving Space By Setting The Way The Browser Logs Viewing History177................................................................................................................................................................
Increasing Computer Speed By Limiting The Number Of Open Internet Windows177................................................................................................................................................................
Using Accessibility Options For Visual Impairments178................................................................................................................................................................
Internet Security And Privacy178................................................................................................................................................................
Increasing Security For Your Computer While Accessing The Internet178................................................................................................................................................................
Viruses179................................................................................................................................................................
Firewalls180................................................................................................................................................................
Spyware And Malware182................................................................................................................................................................
Spam183................................................................................................................................................................
Phishing Scams183................................................................................................................................................................
Shopping Securely Over The Internet183................................................................................................................................................................
Controlling Pop-ups184................................................................................................................................................................
Controlling Unwanted Toolbars185................................................................................................................................................................
Content Advisory/parental Controls185................................................................................................................................................................
Bookmarking Favorite Websites185................................................................................................................................................................
Searching For Information On The Internet186................................................................................................................................................................
Changing The Internet Communications Protocol Tcp/ip) Settings187................................................................................................................................................................
Printing A Web187................................................................................................................................................................
Freeing Up Space And Protecting Your Computer188................................................................................................................................................................
Clearing Browser History188................................................................................................................................................................
Deleting Temporary Internet Files188................................................................................................................................................................
Decreasing The Size Of The Temporary Files Folder188................................................................................................................................................................
Maintaining Privacy By Blocking And Deleting Cookies189................................................................................................................................................................
E-mail191................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A New E-mail Account191................................................................................................................................................................
Managing And Organizing E-mail Messages192................................................................................................................................................................
Securing Your E-mail194................................................................................................................................................................
Reducing Spam195................................................................................................................................................................
Viruses And Phishing196................................................................................................................................................................
Avoiding E-mail Attachments197................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing E-mail Messages197................................................................................................................................................................
Sending E-mail197................................................................................................................................................................
Creating A Contact Group (mailing List)198................................................................................................................................................................
Backing Up E-mail Messages200................................................................................................................................................................
Cds, Dvds, And Blu-ray Disc™ Media204................................................................................................................................................................
Playing A Cd, Dvd, Or Blu-ray Disc Media204................................................................................................................................................................
Copying Cd, Dvd, Or Blu-ray Disc Media205................................................................................................................................................................
Audio207................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up The 5.1 Audio Connections207................................................................................................................................................................
Laptop Media Devices (mp3 Players)208................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Laptop Media Device (mp3 Player To Your Computer208................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up The Laptop Media Device To Sync In Windows Media Player208................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up The Laptop Media Device The First Time209................................................................................................................................................................
Media Device209................................................................................................................................................................
Playing Media Using The Dell Travel Remote210................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting The Volume On Your Computer210................................................................................................................................................................
Software210................................................................................................................................................................
Driver211................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up The Cyberlink (cl) Headphones211................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Digital Camera With Your Computer212................................................................................................................................................................
Using Windows Media Player212................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting Display Settings215................................................................................................................................................................
Accessing A Tv With Your Computer Using A Tv Tuner Card215................................................................................................................................................................
Device215................................................................................................................................................................
Need217................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying The Connectors On Your Computer217................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying The Connectors On Your Tv219................................................................................................................................................................
Determining The Combination Of Cables And Adapters You Need219................................................................................................................................................................
Physically Connecting Your Computer To A Tv Or Audio Device222................................................................................................................................................................
Performing The Basic Connection Steps224................................................................................................................................................................
Tv Menu Example227................................................................................................................................................................
Signal228................................................................................................................................................................
Evaluating Suggested Connection Configurations229................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling The Display View For The Computer And The Tv239................................................................................................................................................................
Verify The Connection To The Tv239................................................................................................................................................................
Verify The Input Signal For The Tv239................................................................................................................................................................
Set Up The Tv As A Display Device239................................................................................................................................................................
Configure The Display Views240................................................................................................................................................................
Dual Independent Display Mode241................................................................................................................................................................
Swapping Primary And Secondary Displays242................................................................................................................................................................
Switching The Display Image242................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring Display Settings242................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Display Resolution With The Windows Display Properties Menu243................................................................................................................................................................
Properties Menu244................................................................................................................................................................
Accessing Additional Functions With The Advanced Button245................................................................................................................................................................
Accessing The Video Card Control Features245................................................................................................................................................................
Problems245................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting Display Settings With The Vendor Video Card Control Panel246................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Wizards247................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Video Card Wizard To Configure Display Settings247................................................................................................................................................................
Settings248................................................................................................................................................................
Getting Help For Video Card Control Panels249................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting Display Settings249................................................................................................................................................................
Where To Find Help249................................................................................................................................................................
Resolving Common Problems249................................................................................................................................................................
Security And Privacy251................................................................................................................................................................
Rights, User Groups, And Passwords251................................................................................................................................................................
Administrator Rights251................................................................................................................................................................
User Groups252................................................................................................................................................................
Passwords253................................................................................................................................................................
Smart Cards254................................................................................................................................................................
Fingerprint Readers254................................................................................................................................................................
Facial Recognition Software255................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Firewall To Secure Your Computer255................................................................................................................................................................
Turning On Windows Firewall255................................................................................................................................................................
Encrypting Files And Folders256................................................................................................................................................................
Using Antivirus Software256................................................................................................................................................................
Maintaining Security When Using A Public Wireless Network256................................................................................................................................................................
Reducing The Risk Of Getting Computer Viruses257................................................................................................................................................................
Dealing With Cookies258................................................................................................................................................................
Blocking All Cookies258................................................................................................................................................................
Avoiding Spyware And Malware259................................................................................................................................................................
Remote Desktop261................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling Remote Desktop On The Host Computer261................................................................................................................................................................
Installing Remote Desktop Client Software262................................................................................................................................................................
Calling From A Remote Location262................................................................................................................................................................
Restoring Your Operating System265................................................................................................................................................................
Starting System Restore266................................................................................................................................................................
Undoing The Last System Restore266................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling System Restore267................................................................................................................................................................
Using Dell™ Pc Restore And Dell Factory Image Restore267................................................................................................................................................................
Windows Vista: Dell Factory Image Restore268................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Operating System Media269................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Begin269................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Windows Xp Or Windows Vista269................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting Tools272................................................................................................................................................................
Power Lights For Desktop Computers273................................................................................................................................................................
Diagnostic Lights For Desktop Computers274................................................................................................................................................................
Diagnostic Lights For Laptop Computers275................................................................................................................................................................
System Messages For Desktop Computers275................................................................................................................................................................
System Messages For Laptop Computers276................................................................................................................................................................
Cmos Battery278................................................................................................................................................................
Windows Hardware Troubleshooter280................................................................................................................................................................
Running The Dell Diagnostics281................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Support Center285................................................................................................................................................................
Solving Problems287................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Problems287................................................................................................................................................................
E-mail, Modem, And Internet Problems289................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages290................................................................................................................................................................
Ieee 1394 Device Problems291................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Problems For External Keyboards292................................................................................................................................................................
Lockups And Software Problems292................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Problems294................................................................................................................................................................
Mouse Problems295................................................................................................................................................................
Network Problems296................................................................................................................................................................
Power Problems296................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Problems298................................................................................................................................................................
Scanner Problems299................................................................................................................................................................
Sound And Speaker Problems299................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad Or Mouse Problems For Laptop Computers301................................................................................................................................................................
Video And Monitor Problems302................................................................................................................................................................
Power Lights304................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Technical Update Service305................................................................................................................................................................
System Setup307................................................................................................................................................................
Program307................................................................................................................................................................
Entering The System Setup Program308................................................................................................................................................................
Working With Options On The System Setup Program Screen308................................................................................................................................................................
Changing The Boot Sequence309................................................................................................................................................................
Performing A One-time Boot310................................................................................................................................................................
Changing Boot Sequence To A Usb Device310................................................................................................................................................................
Changing The Bios Settings310................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing The Bios Settings311................................................................................................................................................................
Upgrading The Bios (flashing The Bios)311................................................................................................................................................................
Ports313................................................................................................................................................................
Usb Port313................................................................................................................................................................
Ieee 1394 Port314................................................................................................................................................................
Rs232 Serial Port315................................................................................................................................................................
Parallel Port316................................................................................................................................................................
Esata Port317................................................................................................................................................................
Modem318................................................................................................................................................................
Ethernet Port319................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard And Mouse Port (ps2)320................................................................................................................................................................
Vga Port321................................................................................................................................................................
Dvi-i Port322................................................................................................................................................................
S-video Tv-out Port323................................................................................................................................................................
Component Video324................................................................................................................................................................
Composite Video325................................................................................................................................................................
Hdmi Port326................................................................................................................................................................
Displayport327................................................................................................................................................................
S/pdif Port (coaxial Rca)328................................................................................................................................................................
S/pdif Port (toslink)328................................................................................................................................................................
Audio Ports329................................................................................................................................................................
Getting Help331................................................................................................................................................................
Obtaining Assistance331................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Support Service332................................................................................................................................................................
Technical Support And Customer Service332................................................................................................................................................................
Dellconnect332................................................................................................................................................................
Online Services333................................................................................................................................................................
Autotech Service334................................................................................................................................................................
Automated Order-status Service334................................................................................................................................................................
Problems With Your Order334................................................................................................................................................................
Product Information334................................................................................................................................................................
Credit334................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Call335................................................................................................................................................................
Contacting Dell337................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Inspiron N4030 Setup Manual

Dell Inspiron N4030 Setup Manual (92 pages)

Dell Laptop Setup Guide  
Brand: Dell | Category: Laptop | Size: 1.46 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents5................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Inspiron Laptop7................................................................................................................................................................
Before Setting Up Your Computer7................................................................................................................................................................
Connect The Ac Adapter8................................................................................................................................................................
Connect The Network Cable (optional)9................................................................................................................................................................
Press The Power Button10................................................................................................................................................................
Set Up The Operating System11................................................................................................................................................................
Enable Or Disable Wireless (optional)14................................................................................................................................................................
Connect To The Internet (optional)16................................................................................................................................................................
Using Your Inspiron Laptop20................................................................................................................................................................
Right View Features20................................................................................................................................................................
Left View Features22................................................................................................................................................................
Front View Features24................................................................................................................................................................
Status Lights And Indicators26................................................................................................................................................................
Computer Base And Keyboard Features28................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad Gestures30................................................................................................................................................................
Multimedia Control Keys32................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Optical Drive34................................................................................................................................................................
Display Features36................................................................................................................................................................
Removing And Replacing The Battery38................................................................................................................................................................
Software Features40................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Datasafe Online Backup41................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Dock42................................................................................................................................................................
Solving Problems43................................................................................................................................................................
Beep Codes43................................................................................................................................................................
Network Problems44................................................................................................................................................................
Power Problems45................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Problems46................................................................................................................................................................
Lockups And Software Problems47................................................................................................................................................................
Using Support Tools50................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Support Center50................................................................................................................................................................
My Dell Downloads51................................................................................................................................................................
System Messages51................................................................................................................................................................
Hardware Troubleshooter53................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Diagnostics53................................................................................................................................................................
Restoring Your Operating System58................................................................................................................................................................
System Restore59................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Datasafe Local Backup60................................................................................................................................................................
System Recovery Media63................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Factory Image Restore64................................................................................................................................................................
Getting Help66................................................................................................................................................................
Service67................................................................................................................................................................
Dellconnect67................................................................................................................................................................
Online Services68................................................................................................................................................................
Automated Order‑status Service69................................................................................................................................................................
Product Information69................................................................................................................................................................
Warranty Or For Credit70................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Call72................................................................................................................................................................
Contacting Dell74................................................................................................................................................................
And Resources76................................................................................................................................................................
Specifications78................................................................................................................................................................
Appendix85................................................................................................................................................................
Macrovision Product Notice85................................................................................................................................................................
Standard (only For Mexico)86................................................................................................................................................................
Index87................................................................................................................................................................