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Dell INSPIRON 530s Series User Manual

Dell INSPIRON 530s Series 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................................................................................................................................................................

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Dell INSPIRON 530s Series Owner's Manual

Dell INSPIRON 530s Series Owner's Manual (226 pages)

Inspiron 530 Series  
Brand: Dell | Category: Desktop | Size: 12.67 MB
Table of contents
Abbreviations And Acronyms2................................................................................................................................................................
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
Finding Information11................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up And Using Your Computer15................................................................................................................................................................
Front View Of The Computer15................................................................................................................................................................
Inspiron 530/530a/530c15................................................................................................................................................................
Inspiron 530b/530d17................................................................................................................................................................
Back View Of The Computer19................................................................................................................................................................
Back Panel Connectors22................................................................................................................................................................
Installing Your Computer In An Enclosure27................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Printer29................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Cable29................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Usb Printer29................................................................................................................................................................
Playing Cds And Dvds31................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting The Volume32................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring The Audio Connectors For 5.1-channel33................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting The Picture33................................................................................................................................................................
Copying Cds And Dvds34................................................................................................................................................................
Using Blank Cds And Dvds35................................................................................................................................................................
Helpful Tips36................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Media Card Reader (optional)36................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting Two Monitors38................................................................................................................................................................
Connectors38................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting One Monitor With A Vga Connector And One Monitor With A Dvi Connector39................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Tv39................................................................................................................................................................
Changing The Display Settings40................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management40................................................................................................................................................................
Standby Mode40................................................................................................................................................................
Hibernate Mode41................................................................................................................................................................
Power Options Properties42................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management Options In Windows Vista43................................................................................................................................................................
Power Plan Properties45................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling Speedstep™ Technology46................................................................................................................................................................
About Raid Configurations47................................................................................................................................................................
Raid Level 1 Configuration47................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring Your Hard Drives For Raid48................................................................................................................................................................
Transferring Information To A New Computer54................................................................................................................................................................
Microsoft ® Windows ® Xp54................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Home And Office Network58................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Network Adapter58................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To The Internet60................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Internet Connection60................................................................................................................................................................
Solving Problems63................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting Tips63................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Problems63................................................................................................................................................................
Drive Problems64................................................................................................................................................................
Cd And Dvd Drive Problems65................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive Problems66................................................................................................................................................................
E-mail, Modem, And Internet Problems66................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages68................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Problems69................................................................................................................................................................
Lockups And Software Problems70................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Does Not Start Up70................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Stops Responding70................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Stops Responding70................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Crashes Repeatedly70................................................................................................................................................................
A Solid Blue Screen Appears71................................................................................................................................................................
Other Software Problems72................................................................................................................................................................
Media Card Reader Problems73................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Problems74................................................................................................................................................................
Mouse Problems75................................................................................................................................................................
Microsoft Windows Operating System76................................................................................................................................................................
Network Problems76................................................................................................................................................................
Power Problems77................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Problems78................................................................................................................................................................
Scanner Problems80................................................................................................................................................................
Sound And Speaker Problems81................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From Speakers81................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From Headphones82................................................................................................................................................................
Video And Monitor Problems82................................................................................................................................................................
If The Screen Is Blank83................................................................................................................................................................
If The Screen Is Difficult To Read84................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting Tools85................................................................................................................................................................
Power Lights85................................................................................................................................................................
Beep Codes86................................................................................................................................................................
System Messages88................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Diagnostics90................................................................................................................................................................
When To Use The Dell Diagnostics90................................................................................................................................................................
Starting The Dell Diagnostics From Your Hard Drive90................................................................................................................................................................
Drivers And Utilities Media91................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Diagnostics Main Menu92................................................................................................................................................................
Drivers94................................................................................................................................................................
What Is A Driver94................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying Drivers94................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Drivers And Utilities95................................................................................................................................................................
Restoring Your Operating System98................................................................................................................................................................
Image Restore100................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Operating System Cd103................................................................................................................................................................
Removing And Installing Parts105................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Begin105................................................................................................................................................................
Recommended Tools105................................................................................................................................................................
Turning Off Your Computer106................................................................................................................................................................
Before Working Inside Your Computer106................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Computer Cover107................................................................................................................................................................
Inside View Of Your Computer109................................................................................................................................................................
System Board Components110................................................................................................................................................................
Inspiron 530110................................................................................................................................................................
Inspiron 530a112................................................................................................................................................................
Inspiron 530b114................................................................................................................................................................
Inspiron 530c116................................................................................................................................................................
Inspiron 530d118................................................................................................................................................................
Power Supply Dc Connector Pin Assignments120................................................................................................................................................................
Memory123................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Installation Guidelines124................................................................................................................................................................
Installing Memory126................................................................................................................................................................
Removing Memory128................................................................................................................................................................
Cards129................................................................................................................................................................
Pci And Pci Express Cards129................................................................................................................................................................
Bezel136................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Bezel136................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Bezel137................................................................................................................................................................
Drives138................................................................................................................................................................
Recommended Drive Cable Connections139................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting Drive Cables139................................................................................................................................................................
Drive Interface Connectors139................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting And Disconnecting Drive Cables140................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drives140................................................................................................................................................................
Floppy Drive (optional)145................................................................................................................................................................
Media Card Reader151................................................................................................................................................................
Cd/dvd Drive154................................................................................................................................................................
Battery160................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Battery160................................................................................................................................................................
Power Supply161................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Power Supply162................................................................................................................................................................
I/o Panel163................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The I/o Panel164................................................................................................................................................................
Installing The I/o Panel165................................................................................................................................................................
Processor Fan165................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Processor Fan/heat Sink Assembly166................................................................................................................................................................
Assembly167................................................................................................................................................................
Processor168................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Processor168................................................................................................................................................................
Installing The Processor170................................................................................................................................................................
Chassis Fan172................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Chassis Fan172................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Chassis Fan173................................................................................................................................................................
System Board174................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The System Board174................................................................................................................................................................
Installing The System Board176................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Computer Cover176................................................................................................................................................................
Specifications179................................................................................................................................................................
Inspiron 530/530a/530b/530c/530d185................................................................................................................................................................
System Setup187................................................................................................................................................................
Overview187................................................................................................................................................................
Entering System Setup188................................................................................................................................................................
System Setup Options189................................................................................................................................................................
Boot Sequence191................................................................................................................................................................
Clearing Forgotten Passwords193................................................................................................................................................................
Clearing Cmos Settings196................................................................................................................................................................
Flashing The Bios197................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning Your Computer198................................................................................................................................................................
Computer, Keyboard, And Monitor198................................................................................................................................................................
Mouse198................................................................................................................................................................
Cds And Dvds199................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Technical Support Policy (u.s. Only)199................................................................................................................................................................
Definition Of "dell-installed" Software And Peripherals200................................................................................................................................................................
Definition Of "third-party" Software And Peripherals200................................................................................................................................................................
Fcc Notice (u.s. Only)200................................................................................................................................................................
Contacting Dell202................................................................................................................................................................
Glossary203................................................................................................................................................................
Index219................................................................................................................................................................
Dell INSPIRON 530s Series Owner's Manual

Dell INSPIRON 530s Series Owner's Manual (222 pages)

Inspiron 530s Series  
Brand: Dell | Category: Desktop | Size: 12.38 MB
Table of contents
Abbreviations And Acronyms2................................................................................................................................................................
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
Finding Information11................................................................................................................................................................
Computer15................................................................................................................................................................
Front View Of The Computer15................................................................................................................................................................
Inspiron 530s/530sa/530sb/530sc/530sd15................................................................................................................................................................
Back View Of The Computer17................................................................................................................................................................
Inspiron 530s17................................................................................................................................................................
Inspiron 530sa/530sc19................................................................................................................................................................
Inspiron 530sb/530sd21................................................................................................................................................................
Back Panel Connectors22................................................................................................................................................................
Inspiron 530s/530sa/530sc23................................................................................................................................................................
Installing Your Computer In An Enclosure27................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Printer29................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Cable29................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Usb Printer29................................................................................................................................................................
Playing Cds And Dvds31................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting The Volume32................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring The Audio Connectors For 5.1- Channel33................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting The Picture33................................................................................................................................................................
Copying Cds And Dvds34................................................................................................................................................................
Using Blank Cds And Dvds35................................................................................................................................................................
Helpful Tips36................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Media Card Reader (optional)37................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting Two Monitors39................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting Two Monitors With Vga Connectors39................................................................................................................................................................
A Vga Connector And One Monitor With A Dvi Connector40................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Tv40................................................................................................................................................................
Changing The Display Settings40................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management41................................................................................................................................................................
Standby Mode41................................................................................................................................................................
Hibernate Mode42................................................................................................................................................................
Power Options Properties42................................................................................................................................................................
Power Management Options In Windows Vista44................................................................................................................................................................
Power Plan Properties46................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling Speedstep™ Technology47................................................................................................................................................................
About Raid Configurations47................................................................................................................................................................
Raid Level 1 Configuration48................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring Your Hard Drives For Raid49................................................................................................................................................................
Microsoft Windows Xp54................................................................................................................................................................
Transferring Information To A New Computer54................................................................................................................................................................
Microsoft ® Windows ® Xp54................................................................................................................................................................
Windows Vista58................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A Home And Office Network59................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To A Network Adapter59................................................................................................................................................................
Operating System60................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To The Internet60................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Internet Connection61................................................................................................................................................................
Solving Problems63................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting Tips63................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Problems63................................................................................................................................................................
Drive Problems64................................................................................................................................................................
Cd And Dvd Drive Problems65................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive Problems66................................................................................................................................................................
E-mail, Modem, And Internet Problems66................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages68................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Problems69................................................................................................................................................................
Lockups And Software Problems70................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Does Not Start Up70................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Stops Responding70................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Stops Responding70................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Crashes Repeatedly70................................................................................................................................................................
A Solid Blue Screen Appears71................................................................................................................................................................
Other Software Problems71................................................................................................................................................................
Media Card Reader Problems72................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Problems73................................................................................................................................................................
Mouse Problems74................................................................................................................................................................
Network Problems75................................................................................................................................................................
Power Problems76................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Problems77................................................................................................................................................................
Scanner Problems78................................................................................................................................................................
Sound And Speaker Problems79................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From Speakers79................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From Headphones80................................................................................................................................................................
Video And Monitor Problems81................................................................................................................................................................
If The Screen Is Blank81................................................................................................................................................................
If The Screen Is Difficult To Read82................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting Tools83................................................................................................................................................................
Power Lights83................................................................................................................................................................
Beep Codes84................................................................................................................................................................
System Messages86................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Diagnostics88................................................................................................................................................................
When To Use The Dell Diagnostics88................................................................................................................................................................
From Your Hard Drive88................................................................................................................................................................
The Drivers And Utilities Media89................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Diagnostics Main Menu90................................................................................................................................................................
Drivers91................................................................................................................................................................
What Is A Driver91................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying Drivers92................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Drivers And Utilities92................................................................................................................................................................
Restoring Your Operating System96................................................................................................................................................................
Using Dell Pc Restore98................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Operating System Cd100................................................................................................................................................................
Removing And Installing Parts103................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Begin103................................................................................................................................................................
Recommended Tools103................................................................................................................................................................
Turning Off Your Computer104................................................................................................................................................................
Before Working Inside Your Computer104................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Computer Cover105................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Support Bracket106................................................................................................................................................................
Inside View Of Your Computer108................................................................................................................................................................
System Board Components109................................................................................................................................................................
Inspiron 530sa111................................................................................................................................................................
Inspiron 530sb113................................................................................................................................................................
Inspiron 530sc115................................................................................................................................................................
Inspiron 530sd117................................................................................................................................................................
Assignments119................................................................................................................................................................
Memory123................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Installation Guidelines123................................................................................................................................................................
Installing Memory125................................................................................................................................................................
Removing Memory127................................................................................................................................................................
Cards128................................................................................................................................................................
Pci And Pci Express Cards128................................................................................................................................................................
Bezel135................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Bezel135................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Bezel136................................................................................................................................................................
Drives137................................................................................................................................................................
Connections137................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting Drive Cables138................................................................................................................................................................
Drive Interface Connectors138................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting And Disconnecting Drive Cables139................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drives139................................................................................................................................................................
Floppy Drive (optional)144................................................................................................................................................................
Media Card Reader150................................................................................................................................................................
Cd/dvd Drive154................................................................................................................................................................
Battery157................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Battery157................................................................................................................................................................
Power Supply159................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Power Supply159................................................................................................................................................................
I/o Panel161................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The I/o Panel161................................................................................................................................................................
Installing The I/o Panel162................................................................................................................................................................
Processor Fan163................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Processor Fan/heat Sink Assembly164................................................................................................................................................................
Installing The Processor Fan/heat Sink Assembly165................................................................................................................................................................
Processor166................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Processor166................................................................................................................................................................
Installing The Processor167................................................................................................................................................................
Chassis Fan169................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Chassis Fan169................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Chassis Fan170................................................................................................................................................................
System Board170................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The System Board170................................................................................................................................................................
Installing The System Board172................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Support Bracket173................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Computer Cover174................................................................................................................................................................
Specifications177................................................................................................................................................................
System Setup185................................................................................................................................................................
Overview185................................................................................................................................................................
Entering System Setup185................................................................................................................................................................
System Setup Options186................................................................................................................................................................
Boot Sequence189................................................................................................................................................................
Clearing Forgotten Passwords190................................................................................................................................................................
Clearing Cmos Settings194................................................................................................................................................................
Flashing The Bios195................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning Your Computer196................................................................................................................................................................
Computer, Keyboard, And Monitor196................................................................................................................................................................
Mouse196................................................................................................................................................................
Cds And Dvds197................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Technical Support Policy (u.s. Only)197................................................................................................................................................................
Definition Of "dell-installed Software And Peripherals198................................................................................................................................................................
Definition Of "third-party Software And Peripherals198................................................................................................................................................................
Fcc Notice (u.s. Only)198................................................................................................................................................................
Contacting Dell200................................................................................................................................................................
Glossary201................................................................................................................................................................
Index217................................................................................................................................................................

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Table of contents
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
About Your Computer7................................................................................................................................................................
Front View7................................................................................................................................................................
Dell™ Vostro™ 13107................................................................................................................................................................
Vostro 15108................................................................................................................................................................
Vostro 17109................................................................................................................................................................
Back View10................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Removal13................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Switch14................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Computer15................................................................................................................................................................
Quick Setup15................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To The Internet17................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Internet Connection18................................................................................................................................................................
Transferring Information To A New Computer19................................................................................................................................................................
Microsoft Windows Vista22................................................................................................................................................................
Specifications23................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting35................................................................................................................................................................
Tools35................................................................................................................................................................
Power Lights35................................................................................................................................................................
Beep Codes35................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages37................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Diagnostics42................................................................................................................................................................
Solving Problems44................................................................................................................................................................
Power Problems45................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Problems46................................................................................................................................................................
Lockups And Software Problems47................................................................................................................................................................
Dell™ Technical Update Service49................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Support Utility49................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Software51................................................................................................................................................................
Drivers51................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying Drivers51................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Drivers And Utilities51................................................................................................................................................................
Restoring Your Operating System54................................................................................................................................................................
Using Microsoft Windows System Restore54................................................................................................................................................................
Using Dell™ Pc Restore And Dell Factory Image Restore56................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Operating System Media59................................................................................................................................................................
Finding Information61................................................................................................................................................................
Getting Help63................................................................................................................................................................
Obtaining Assistance63................................................................................................................................................................
Technical Support And Customer Service64................................................................................................................................................................
Dellconnect64................................................................................................................................................................
Online Services64................................................................................................................................................................
Autotech Service65................................................................................................................................................................
Automated Order-status Service65................................................................................................................................................................
Problems With Your Order65................................................................................................................................................................
Product Information66................................................................................................................................................................
Returning Items For Warranty Repair Or Credit66................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Call67................................................................................................................................................................
Contacting Dell69................................................................................................................................................................
Index71................................................................................................................................................................
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