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NEC PowerMate
Release Notes
The PowerMate 8100 Series Release Notes provide up-to-date information on
installing the applications that come with your computer. These notes also
provide additional valuable information about your computer that was not
included in the printed user's guide or online NEC Help Center.
Please read these notes in their entirety.
CONTENTS
General Notes................................................................................................................................... 2
Installing Applications and Online Documentation ....................................................................... 2
Choosing the Correct Installation Method................................................................................. 2
Installing Applications in the Correct Order.............................................................................. 2
Uninstalling the NEC SNMP Agent or LANDesk Client Manager ................................................ 4
Correcting Video Corruption ........................................................................................................ 5
Correcting Video Corruption in a Windows 95 System ............................................................. 5
Correcting Video Corruption in a Windows NT System ............................................................ 5
Setting Boot Order in BIOS.......................................................................................................... 6
Configuring the System for the NEC SNMP Agent....................................................................... 6
Configuring the System for NEC WebTelligent ............................................................................ 6
Configuring the System for Microsoft Internet Explorer................................................................ 6
Changing Network Settings.......................................................................................................... 6
Installing Cheyenne Backup ......................................................................................................... 7
Identifying the Pentium III Processor............................................................................................ 7
Installing PartitionMagic .............................................................................................................. 8
Selective Application Restore Program ............................................................................................. 9
NEC WebTelligent Installation....................................................................................................... 10
NEC SNMP Agent Installation ....................................................................................................... 13
SCSI Drive Limitations .................................................................................................................. 13
Booting from a CD..................................................................................................................... 13
Using the NEC Select Install CD with a SCSI Drive ................................................................... 13
PIIX4 Limitations........................................................................................................................... 14
Reconfiguring Ultra DMA Support............................................................................................. 14
Determining IDE Device Compatibility...................................................................................... 14
Recommended Resolutions for NEC VistaScan USB Monitors ....................................................... 14
LS120 Super Floppy Eject Button .............................................................................................. 15
Windows 95 Issues......................................................................................................................... 15
Controlling CD Audio................................................................................................................ 15
Using Cheyenne Backup ............................................................................................................ 15
Backing Up Large Drives ....................................................................................................... 16
Using Cheyenne Backup with LANDesk Client Manager ....................................................... 16
Clicking the Product Catalog Button........................................................................................... 16
Restoring Diamond Viper V550 Video with NEC Select Install CD ............................................ 16
Windows 98 Issues......................................................................................................................... 17
Ejecting the NEC Select Install CD from a DVD-ROM Drive..................................................... 17
Finding No Network Neighborhood Icon on the Desktop ............................................................ 17
Finding the 3Com Diagnostic Program ....................................................................................... 17
Restoring Diamond Viper V550 Video with NEC Select Install CD ............................................ 17
Windows NT Issues........................................................................................................................ 18
Restoring Network Card Drivers ................................................................................................ 18
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    NEC SNMP Agent Installation ....................... 13 SCSI Drive Limitations ........................13 Booting from a CD........................13 Using the NEC Select Install CD with a SCSI Drive ..............13 PIIX4 Limitations........................... 14 Reconfiguring Ultra DMA Support..................... 14 Determining IDE Device Compatibility..................14 Recommended Resolutions for NEC VistaScan USB Monitors ............

  • Page 2: General Notes

    4.01 also comes preinstalled on systems with the Window operating system. All other applications and the online documentation are installed from the NEC Select Install CD. Microsoft Internet Explorer also comes on the NEC Select Install CD for systems with the Windows 95 or ® Windows NT operating system.

  • Page 3

    LANDesk Client Manager. (The NEC Auto Backup utility is not available on SCSI-based systems.) Do not install both the NEC SNMP Agent and LANDesk Client Manager on the same computer. The two applications are incompatible, and neither can be removed using the uninstall utility. To remove them, a full restore must be performed after which all applications must be reinstalled.

  • Page 4: Uninstalling The Nec Snmp Agent Or Landesk Client Manager

    If you attempt to remove one of the applications, a full operating system restore will have to be performed using the NEC Select Install CD. After the full restore, all appropriate applications should be reinstalled from the CD using the Selective Application Restore program or a setup.exe program.

  • Page 5: Correcting Video Corruption

    A full operating system restore will have to be performed using the NEC Select Install CD. After the full restore, all appropriate applications should be reinstalled from the CD using the Selective Application Restore program or a setup.exe program. Correcting Video Corruption Video corruption can occur in some PowerMate 8100 Series systems.

  • Page 6: Setting Boot Order In Bios

    Configuring the System for the NEC SNMP Agent TCP/IP must be enabled before the NEC SNMP Agent can be used. See “Changing Network Settings” in this document for instructions on enabling TCP/IP.

  • Page 7: Installing Cheyenne Backup

    Cheyenne Backup utility removes this message. Identifying the Pentium III Processor ® ® NEC computer systems with the Intel Pentium III processor come equipped with the most advanced Intel Pentium processor available. NEC PowerMate 8100 Series Release Notes 7...

  • Page 8: Installing Partitionmagic

    See the documentation in the Userinfo folder for information about using PartitionMagic, BootMagic, and the recovery diskette program. Reading the ® Userinfo files requires the Adobe Acrobat reader. In the C:\Necutil\Acrobat folder, find and run to load the reader. Ar32e301.exe 8 NEC PowerMate 8100 Series Release Notes...

  • Page 9: Selective Application Restore Program

    Selective Application Restore Program Use the following procedure to install most applications and the NEC Help Center with the Selective Application Restore program. This procedure applies to all applications except the NEC SNMP Agent and the NEC WebTelligent software. 1. After logging on the first time, reboot the system.

  • Page 10: Nec Webtelligent Installation

    Administration Administration browser. 3. Install the NEC WebTelligent software using the NEC Select Install CD. Insert the NEC Select Install CD into the CD-ROM drive. Click Cancel the screen. 4. Click on the taskbar, point to and click...

  • Page 11

    Look for the following directory: C:\Program files\PBNEC\WebTelligent Discovery Agent If it is not there, install the software from the NEC Select Install CD following the procedure in “The Selective Application Restore Program.” 7. Open and configure WebTelligent as follows.

  • Page 12

    Click on the desktop to be managed. A Workstation screen opens to display a summary of the workstation attributes. When finished, click and click to go back to the Windows File Close screen. NEC WebTelligent Control Screen 12 NEC PowerMate 8100 Series Release Notes...

  • Page 13: Nec Snmp Agent Installation

    NEC SNMP Agent Installation Install the NEC SNMP Agent software on a system with the Windows 98, Windows 95, or Windows NT operating system as follows. Note: Do not install both the NEC SNMP Agent and LANDesk Client Manager on a computer that is running the Windows NT operating system.

  • Page 14: Piix4 Limitations

    When users install their own version of Windows 95, ULTRA DMA/33 does not function without the addition of these files. These .INF files can be added to a new install of Windows 95 by using the NEC Select Install CD. This results in full ULTRA DMA/33 support.

  • Page 15: Ls120 Super Floppy Eject Button

    Resolutions for 15- and 17-Inch NEC VistaScan USB Monitors Horizontal Vertical Mode Resolution Frequency (KHz) Frequency (Hz) 720 x 400 31.47 640 x 480 31.47 800 x 600 35.16 1024 x 768 35.52 640 x 480 37.50 800 x 600 37.88...

  • Page 16: Backing Up Large Drives

    Cancel to clear the message. Restoring Diamond Viper V550 Video with NEC Select Install CD When restoring a system with the Diamond Viper V550 video card installed the video driver installation will ask to reboot the system while running the restore process.

  • Page 17: Windows 98 Issues

    Ejecting the NEC Select Install CD from a DVD-ROM Drive If your system has a Hitachi DVD-ROM drive (4X GD-2500) and you manually load applications or drivers from the NEC Select Install CD, a dialog box appears with the message “Reminder: Please remove CD-ROM.”...

  • Page 18: Windows Nt Issues

    4. In the Path windows, type the name of the temporary directory for the network card files you copied. Click . Windows NT installs the driver files for the network card. 455-00001-003 3/99 18 NEC PowerMate 8100 Series Release Notes...

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