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NEC Versa
LX (AGP Video)
Important Information
Congratulations on purchasing an NEC Versa LX (AGP Video) notebook
computer! Before using your system, complete the installation process and read
the important information detailed below. The topics described in this document
apply to NEC Versa LX systems running the Windows
Windows NT
system are noted. All other topics apply to all operating systems.
Note:
Celeron processor with processor speeds ranging from 300-
MHz to 400-MHz. The Celeron 366-MHz system ships with a
base memory of 32MB.
CONTENTS
Completing the Installation Process....................................................................................................... 2
Installing Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 (Windows 95) ................................................................. 2
Enabling ESS Audio Options (Windows 9x)..................................................................................... 2
Installing the NEC VersaGlide Mouse Driver ................................................................................... 2
Warm Swapping VersaBay III Devices (Windows 9x) ..................................................................... 4
Important Information for All Users ...................................................................................................... 4
Rebooting Your System..................................................................................................................... 4
Using Screen Savers .......................................................................................................................... 4
Standard Video Out Port Settings...................................................................................................... 4
Removing the Hard Disk Drive ......................................................................................................... 5
Important Information for Windows 98 Users ....................................................................................... 5
Resuming from Standby Mode.......................................................................................................... 5
Windows 98 Power Management ...................................................................................................... 5
Using PC Cards ................................................................................................................................. 5
Using an External Mouse................................................................................................................... 6
Docking Your System........................................................................................................................ 7
Important Information for Windows 95 Users ....................................................................................... 7
Installing the Factory Installed ESS Maestro-2E Sound Drivers....................................................... 7
Installing USB Support (Windows 95).............................................................................................. 8
Important Information for Windows NT Users...................................................................................... 8
Installing the ESS Sound Drivers ...................................................................................................... 8
Adding Hardware .............................................................................................................................. 9
Using PC Cards ............................................................................................................................... 10
Running Windows NT HDPREPEZ................................................................................................ 10
Repartitioning the Hard Disk Drive................................................................................................. 11
Resuming from a Save-to-File......................................................................................................... 11
Shutting Down Your System ........................................................................................................... 11
Installing SystemSoft Utilities ......................................................................................................... 12
Additional System Information............................................................................................................ 12
Installing the NEC Versa Dock CMD Driver .................................................................................. 12
Battery Power in DOS ..................................................................................................................... 12
DVD-ROM Drivers (DVD-ROM drive models) ............................................................................. 12
Configuring a PC Card Modem ....................................................................................................... 12
Installing Intellisync™ for Notebooks............................................................................................. 12
Enabling Boot Sector Virus Protection............................................................................................ 13
Uninstalling Adobe Acrobat Reader................................................................................................ 13
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operating systems. Topics specific to a particular operating
All systems ship with either a Pentium II or
NEC Versa LX (AGP Video) Important Information 1
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98, Windows 95, and

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   Summary of Contents for NEC VERSA LX AGP VIDEO

  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    NEC Versa LX (AGP Video) Important Information Congratulations on purchasing an NEC Versa LX (AGP Video) notebook computer! Before using your system, complete the installation process and read the important information detailed below. The topics described in this document ®...

  • Page 2: Completing The Installation Process

    Installing Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 (Windows 95) The first time that you turn on your NEC Versa LX notebook computer, a setup program loads the Windows 95 operating system. If the following message occurs during the setup process, manually install Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0.

  • Page 3

    Installing the Mouse Driver in Windows 98 Follow these instructions, rather than the instructions on the Application and Driver CD, to install the NEC VersaGlide mouse driver, version 9.05, in the Windows 98 environment. 1. Click Start, Settings, Control Panel.

  • Page 4: Warm Swapping Versabay Iii Devices (windows 9x)

    Warm Swapping VersaBay III Devices (Windows 9x) Your NEC Versa LX includes an option to install a software utility that enables you to warm swap (while in Suspend mode) among several VersaBay III devices including, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, SuperDisk, and the VersaBay III battery.

  • Page 5: Removing The Hard Disk Drive

    In the Windows 98 environment, your NEC Versa LX notebook computer only supports Advanced Power Management (APM) which manages the power distribution to each device and turns off the device when not in use. The NEC Versa LX User’s Guide and the NEC Help Center incorrectly state that your NEC Versa LX with the Windows 98 operating system uses the Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) to manage and control devices.

  • Page 6: Using An External Mouse

    Using an External Mouse To ensure proper functionality when using an external mouse attached to your NEC Versa LX, you may need to disable the easy scroll feature. Follow these instructions to disable the easy scroll feature. 1. Click Start, Settings, Control Panel and double click the mouse icon.

  • Page 7: Docking Your System

    Docking Your System When you cold dock your NEC Versa LX system with the NEC Versa Dock, the screen resolution on your NEC Versa LX system displays at 640 x 480. To change the screen resolution back to the default setting of 1024 x 768, simply right click anywhere on your desktop and select Properties.

  • Page 8: Installing Usb Support (windows 95)

    NEC Versa Windows 95 To install the Windows 95 ESS sound drivers for the NEC Versa Windows 95 environment, simply follow steps 1 through 9 of the generic Windows 95 installation instructions. If autorun is not enabled (see step 2), double click the NEC Customize icon on your Windows desktop.

  • Page 9: Adding Hardware

    Adding Hardware When you add hardware to your NEC Versa LX or a docking device with Windows NT, a Windows NT Setup screen may appear to inform you that Setup needs to copy some Windows NT files. Setup looks for the files in the location specified in the dialog box.

  • Page 10: Using Pc Cards

    If your PC card is still not working it may be due to older or outdated drivers on your Windows NT workstation. For the latest drivers or drivers other than those shipped with your NEC Versa, go to the SystemSoft Card Wizard web site at http://www.systemsoft.com/. This site maintains an up-to-date listing of supported cards and drivers, as well as links to many card vendor web sites.

  • Page 11: Repartitioning The Hard Disk Drive

    NTFS drive. Resuming from a Save-to-File If you have an external mouse connected to your NEC Versa when you resume from a Save-to-File state, your external mouse or VersaGlide pad may not operate. If an external mouse is not connected to your NEC Versa, this condition does not occur.

  • Page 12: Installing Systemsoft Utilities

    Application and Driver CD, rather than the NEC Versa Dock Setup CD, to re- install the CMD driver to your NEC Versa LX system only if you have replaced or upgraded the original shipping configuration with a generic Windows 95, a generic Windows 98, or a customized operating system.

  • Page 13: Enabling Boot Sector Virus Protection

    Enabling Boot Sector Virus Protection If you enable the BIOS setup parameter, Boot Sector Virus Protection, and then use the Product Recovery CD to perform a full system restore, your NEC Versa computer will hang. Simply reboot your system and press...

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