already in place or pre-installed on this, the C: drive, and it is usually
made 'active', i.e. the bootable hard disk.
Energy Saving features
If the system is left unattended for more than a predetermined time,
energy saving features will come into play. The screen will blank,
components will slow down, software will still run, but very slowly.
This is meant to happen.
A flashing light on the purple button will warn you that 'Low
power' mode is operative.
The energy saving features built into this computer are designed to be used with
the monitor supplied with the system. If you wish to use another, or older
monitor it may not be compatible and permanent damage may be caused.
Check with your Apricot dealer.
To restart the system, just move the mouse or press a keyboard key.
Everything will return to the exact state in which it was left.
You may also press the purple button, just above the power switch.
This button can also be pressed while you are using the system, to
override the BIOS timer and force the system into the 'low power'
The power management section of the system BIOS gives access to
the control settings of the 'low power' mode, see appendix C, 'System
BIOS and set-up'. You may also disable various features if required.
Turning the power off
Before turning off the computer, run through the following simple
• Quit or exit from all the applications you are running, making
sure to save any files you have altered or created. Information
held only in the computer's memory will be lost when you turn
off the computer.
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