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  • Page 1: Getting Started

    Getting Started Compaq Deskpro Family of Personal Computers...
  • Page 2 Getting Started Compaq Deskpro Family of Personal Computers...
  • Page 3 Notice The information in this guide is subject to change without notice. COMPAQ COMPUTER CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR TECHNICAL OR EDITORIAL ERRORS OR OMISSIONS CONTAINED HEREIN; NOR FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE FURNISHING, PERFORMANCE, OR USE OF THIS MATERIAL.
  • Page 4: Installing Your Operating System

    chapter Installing Your Operating System Microsoft Windows 95 or Later ETTING TARTED WITH CAUTION: Do not add optional hardware devices to your computer until the operating system is successfully installed. Doing so may cause errors and may prevent the operating system from installing properly.
  • Page 5 Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Installing or Upgrading Device Drivers for Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Getting Started with Software The first time you turn on your computer, Microsoft Windows NT Workstation is automatically installed for you. This takes approximately 30 minutes, depending on your system hardware configuration.
  • Page 6: Converting To Ntfs

    Converting to NTFS Method 1 (Recommended) The hard drive included with a Windows NT 4.0 Workstation model contains a primary FAT16 partition on which the operating system and Compaq software are installed. The rest of the hard drive is divided into one or more additional partitions. Because FAT16 only supports partitions up to 2 GB, converting to NTFS will allow hard drives larger than 2 GB to be partitioned as one large drive.
  • Page 7 Method 2 (Manually Converting to NTFS) Getting Started with Software Before you manually convert to NTFS, you must have the following: A bootable MS-DOS diskette (OSR2 or later) having IDE CD support or network support and containing the following MS-DOS utilities: FDISK, FORMAT, and XCOPY. Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 installation CDs and the Service Pack 4 CD, or appropriate network share.
  • Page 8: Customizing The Monitor Display

    Installing Windows NT Workstation 4.0 (CD Installation ONLY) Customizing the Monitor Display CAUTION: For hard drives larger than 6.4 GB, the Compaq Restore CD may be required if converting to NTFS. For network installation, refer to the Microsoft Windows NT installation manual or contact your authorized Compaq dealer, reseller, or service provider.
  • Page 9: Protecting Your Software

    Protecting Your Software The Compaq Restore CD Using the Compaq Deskpro Reference Library CD Registration Getting Started with Software To protect your software from loss or damage, you should keep a backup copy of all system software, applications, and related files stored on your hard drive.
  • Page 10: Computer Features

    Ultra ATA 66 hard drive or Wide Ultra2 SCSI hard drive Compaq flexible ATX chassis, configurable either as a desktop or minitower computer, including: four PCI expansion slots, one ISA expansion slot, and one full-length “combination” slot for either a PCI or...
  • Page 11 3.5- inch, one-third height bay for a hard drive Compaq NLX desktop chassis including: two PCI expansion slots and two “combination” slots for either a PCI or an ISA expansion card (select models include an AGP slot on the system board) four drive bays: one external 3.5-inch diskette drive...
  • Page 12 DVD drive or IDE CD-ROM drive (available on select models) Embedded 16-bit full duplex audio featuring Compaq PREMIER SOUND and an internal speaker Network interface controller (NIC), with NIC-based alert support, or embedded Compaq 10/100 TX PCI Intel WOL UTP PCI Controller with Remote Wakeup support (available on select models) Wide Ultra2 SCSI controller (available on select models) Intelligent Manageability, including Asset Tracking and...
  • Page 13 Compaq Deskpro EP Series: Front Panel Components Getting Started with Hardware Desktop Configuration Front Panel Components Minitower Configuration Front Panel Components...
  • Page 14 Power-On Light Diskette Drive Activity Light Diskette Eject Button Serial Number CD-ROM Eject Button CD-ROM Drive Busy Indicator Headphone Volume Control Stereo Headphone Jack Dual-State Power Button Hard Drive Activity Light Turns on when power to the computer is turned on and blinks (optional) in Energy Saver mode.
  • Page 15 Compaq Deskpro EP Series: Rear Panel Components Getting Started with Hardware Intel 810 and 810e Chipset–Based Rear Panel Components Intel 820 Chipset–Based Rear Panel Components...
  • Page 16 WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to the equipment: Do not disable the power cord grounding plug. The grounding plug is an important safety feature. Plug the power cord into a grounded (earthed) electrical outlet that is easily accessible at all times. Disconnect power from the computer by unplugging the power cord from either the electrical outlet or the computer.
  • Page 17 Compaq Deskpro EN Series, Small Form Factor: Front Panel Components Dual-State Power Button Power-On Light Diskette Drive Activity Light Diskette Eject Button CD-ROM Eject Button CD-ROM Emergency Eject Hole Hard Drive Activity Light Microphone Connector Stereo Headphone Jack Serial Number WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to the equipment: Do not disable the power cord grounding plug.
  • Page 18 Compaq Deskpro EN Series, Small Form Factor: Rear Panel Components Voltage Select Switch Ethernet RJ-45 Activity Lights Power Cord Connector Serial Connector 1 Line-Out Audio Connector Line-In Audio Connector Universal Serial Bus (USB) Connectors Parallel Connector Ethernet RJ-45 Connector Serial Connector 2 Mouse Connector <...
  • Page 19 Compaq Deskpro EN Series: Front Panel Components 2-10 Getting Started with Hardware Desktop Front Panel Components Minitower Front Panel Components...
  • Page 20 Diskette Drive Activity Light Serial Number Stereo Headphone Jack Headphone Volume Control Diskette Eject Button CD-ROM Drive Tray CD-ROM Drive Busy Indicator CD-ROM Emergency Eject Hole CD-ROM Eject Button Dual-State Power Button Power-On Light < Hard Drive Activity Light Turns on when the diskette drive is reading or saving data. Unique serial number;...
  • Page 21: Rear Panel

    Compaq Deskpro EN Series: Desktop Rear Panel Components 2-12 Getting Started with Hardware Intel 810 Chipset–Based Desktop Rear Panel Components Intel 820 Chipset–Based Desktop Rear Panel Components...
  • Page 22 WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to the equipment: Do not disable the power cord grounding plug. The grounding plug is an important safety feature. Plug the power cord into a grounded (earthed) electrical outlet that is easily accessible at all times. Disconnect power from the computer by unplugging the power cord from either the electrical outlet or the computer.
  • Page 23 Compaq Deskpro EN Series: Minitower Rear Panel Components Intel 820 Chipset–Based Minitower Rear Panel Components 2-14 Getting Started with Hardware...
  • Page 24 WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to the equipment: Do not disable the power cord grounding plug. The grounding plug is an important safety feature. Plug the power cord into a grounded (earthed) electrical outlet that is easily accessible at all times. Disconnect power from the computer by unplugging the power cord from either the electrical outlet or the computer.
  • Page 25: Interpreting The Diagnostic Lights

    Interpreting the Diagnostic Lights Normal Operating Conditions Power off Power on Suspend Suspend to disk Error Conditions Thermal shutdown Processor not installed correctly ROM error Power supply overload Expansion card cage not installed correctly (select models) 2-16 Getting Started with Hardware The Compaq Deskpro Family of Personal Computers features diagnostic lights or LEDs (light emitting diodes) to indicate various computer states or errors.
  • Page 26 Error Keyboard Conditions LED Color Num Lock Caps Lock Scroll Lock Num, Caps, Scroll Lock FailSafe Boot Keyboard Block Mode LED Color Num Lock Caps Lock Num, Caps, Scroll Lock Num, Caps, Scroll Lock Note: Diagnostic lights do not flash on USB keyboards. *Insert valid ROMPaq diskette in drive A.
  • Page 27: Using The Compaq Enhanced Keyboard

    Using the Compaq Enhanced Keyboard Ctrl Used in combination with another key; its effect depends on the application software you are using. Windows Used to open the Start menu in Microsoft Windows 95. Used in combination with Logo* other keys to perform other functions. (See following section.) Used in combination with another key;...
  • Page 28: Turning Off Your Computer

    Windows Logo Keys Windows logo key + F1 Windows logo key + Tab Windows logo key + E Windows logo key + F Windows logo key + Ctrl+F Windows logo key + M Shift+Windows logo key + M Windows logo key + R Turning Off Your Computer You may use the Windows Logo keys in combination with other...

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