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Dell Vostro 220s DCSCSF User Manual

Dell Vostro 220s DCSCSF 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................................................................................................................................................................
Displaying Hidden Icons From The Notification 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................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Ambient Light Sensor In Bright Or Low-light Environments53................................................................................................................................................................
Cables And Connections55................................................................................................................................................................
Displayport™ - Features And Benefits56................................................................................................................................................................
Nvidia Sli And Ati Crossfire Technologies56................................................................................................................................................................
Navigation Devices57................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad)57................................................................................................................................................................
Mouse58................................................................................................................................................................
Controlling The Speed Of The Mouse Buttons58................................................................................................................................................................
Controlling The Speed Of The Scroll Wheel59................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning A Non-optical Mouse59................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning An Optical Mouse60................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Bluetooth ® -enabled Wireless Mouse60................................................................................................................................................................
Touch Pad62................................................................................................................................................................
Circular Scrolling62................................................................................................................................................................
Single Finger Zoom63................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning The Touch Pad63................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Touch Pointer (track Stick Or Tablet Pc Pen)63................................................................................................................................................................
Turning The Touch Pointer On Or Off From The Control Panel63................................................................................................................................................................
Turning The Touch Pointer On Or Off From The Taskbar64................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Usb Pointing Device (mouse)64................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting A Usb Pointing Device64................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard65................................................................................................................................................................
Customizing Your Keyboard66................................................................................................................................................................
Backlit Keyboard66................................................................................................................................................................
Changing The Input Language Of Your Keyboard67................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Numeric Keypad On A Laptop Computer68................................................................................................................................................................
General Keyboard Shortcuts69................................................................................................................................................................
Printers-settings And Drivers71................................................................................................................................................................
Accessing Printer Information71................................................................................................................................................................
Changing Printer Settings72................................................................................................................................................................
For Windows Vista72................................................................................................................................................................
For Windows ® Xp72................................................................................................................................................................
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................................................................................................................................................................
Reducing Hard Drive Space Used By Shadow 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................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Your Computer To Raid-enabled 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................................................................................................................................................................
Undocking Your Computer While It Is 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 From A Computer Running Windows Xp To A Computer Running Windows Vista116................................................................................................................................................................
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................................................................................................................................................................
Installing Applications From A Cd Or Dvd With Microsoft ® Windows121................................................................................................................................................................
Installing (downloading) Applications From The Internet121................................................................................................................................................................
Installing Applications From A Network122................................................................................................................................................................
Removing Applications From Your Computer123................................................................................................................................................................
Ending An Application When It Does Not Respond124................................................................................................................................................................
Maintenance Tasks125................................................................................................................................................................
Performance And Ensure Security)125................................................................................................................................................................
Performing Maintenance Tasks To Increase Computer Speed And Ensure Security125................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning Your Computer126................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Start126................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning The Computer126................................................................................................................................................................
Cleaning Optical Drives And Optical Drive 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................................................................................................................................................................
Power135................................................................................................................................................................
Protection Devices, And Batteries)135................................................................................................................................................................
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................................................................................................................................................................
Us Department Of Transportation (dot) Notebook Battery Restrictions146................................................................................................................................................................
Dell™ Controlpoint Power Manager146................................................................................................................................................................
Networks149................................................................................................................................................................
Mobile Broadband)149................................................................................................................................................................
Local Area Networks (lan)150................................................................................................................................................................
What You Need To Set Up A Lan151................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up A New Lan151................................................................................................................................................................
Wireless Local Area Networks (wlan)153................................................................................................................................................................
What You Need To Set Up A Wlan153................................................................................................................................................................
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................................................................................................................................................................
Mobile Broadband (or Wireless Wide Area Network) 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................................................................................................................................................................
Securing Your Wireless Local Area Network (wlan)164................................................................................................................................................................
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................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting Problems Connecting To The Internet175................................................................................................................................................................
Web Browser Settings175................................................................................................................................................................
Setting The Browser Home Page175................................................................................................................................................................
Setting The Way The Browser Displays Web Pages176................................................................................................................................................................
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................................................................................................................................................................
Protecting Your Privacy While Accessing The Internet179................................................................................................................................................................
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 Web Page187................................................................................................................................................................
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................................................................................................................................................................
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................................................................................................................................................................
Multimedia203................................................................................................................................................................
Mp3s, Tvs, Digital Cameras, And Projectors)203................................................................................................................................................................
Cds, Dvds, And Blu-ray Disc™ Media204................................................................................................................................................................
Playing A Cd, Dvd, Or Blu-ray Disc Media204................................................................................................................................................................
Copying Cd, Dvd, Or Blu-ray Disc Media205................................................................................................................................................................
5.1 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................................................................................................................................................................
Copying Audio And Video Files To Your Laptop Media Device209................................................................................................................................................................
Playing Media Using The Dell Travel Remote210................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting The Volume On Your Computer210................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling S/pdif Digital Audio Through The Media Software210................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling S/pdif Digital Audio In The Windows Audio Driver211................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up The Cyberlink (cl) Headphones211................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Digital Camera With Your Computer212................................................................................................................................................................
Using Windows Media Player212................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting Your Computer To A Tv And Adjusting Display Settings215................................................................................................................................................................
Accessing A Tv With Your Computer Using A Tv Tuner Card215................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting Your Computer To A Tv Or Audio Device215................................................................................................................................................................
Determining What You Have And What You 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................................................................................................................................................................
Selecting The Correct Input Signal From The Tv Menu226................................................................................................................................................................
Tv Menu Example227................................................................................................................................................................
What To Do If The Tv Does Not Recognize A 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................................................................................................................................................................
Accessing The Settings Tab Of The Display Properties Menu244................................................................................................................................................................
Accessing Additional Functions With The Advanced Button245................................................................................................................................................................
Accessing The Video Card Control Features245................................................................................................................................................................
Getting Help For Video Display Resolution Problems245................................................................................................................................................................
Adjusting Display Settings With The Vendor Video Card Control Panel246................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Wizards247................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Video Card Wizard To Configure Display Settings247................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Tv Wizard To Configure Display Settings248................................................................................................................................................................
Getting Help For Video Card Control Panels249................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting Display Settings249................................................................................................................................................................
Where To Find Help249................................................................................................................................................................
Resolving Common Problems249................................................................................................................................................................
Security And Privacy251................................................................................................................................................................
Protecting Your Computer-using Administrator 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................................................................................................................................................................
Microsoft Windows Xp Pro Remote Desktop261................................................................................................................................................................
Enabling Remote Desktop On The Host Computer261................................................................................................................................................................
Installing Remote Desktop Client Software262................................................................................................................................................................
Calling From A Remote Location262................................................................................................................................................................
Restoring Your Operating System265................................................................................................................................................................
Using Microsoft ® Windows ® System Restore265................................................................................................................................................................
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................................................................................................................................................................
Viewing System Settings With The System Setup 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................................................................................................................................................................
Returning Items For Warranty Repair Or Credit334................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Call335................................................................................................................................................................
Contacting Dell337................................................................................................................................................................

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Dell Vostro 220s DCSCSF Service Manual

Dell Vostro 220s DCSCSF Service Manual (138 pages)

Brand: Dell | Category: Desktop | Size: 7.59 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting9................................................................................................................................................................
Tools9................................................................................................................................................................
Power Lights9................................................................................................................................................................
Beep Codes10................................................................................................................................................................
System Messages12................................................................................................................................................................
Hardware Troubleshooter12................................................................................................................................................................
Help And Support12................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Diagnostics13................................................................................................................................................................
When To Use The Dell Diagnostics13................................................................................................................................................................
Starting The Dell Diagnostics From Your Hard Drive13................................................................................................................................................................
Starting The Dell Diagnostics From The Drivers And Utilities Disc15................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Diagnostics Main Menu16................................................................................................................................................................
Solving Problems18................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Problems19................................................................................................................................................................
Drive Problems19................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages21................................................................................................................................................................
Ieee 1394 Device Problems21................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Problems22................................................................................................................................................................
Lockups And Software Problems23................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Problems25................................................................................................................................................................
Mouse Problems25................................................................................................................................................................
Network Problems26................................................................................................................................................................
Power Problems27................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Problems28................................................................................................................................................................
Scanner Problems29................................................................................................................................................................
Sound And Speaker Problems30................................................................................................................................................................
Video And Monitor Problems31................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Technical Update Service33................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Support Utility33................................................................................................................................................................
Accessing The Dell Support Utility33................................................................................................................................................................
Clicking The Dell Support Icon33................................................................................................................................................................
Double-clicking The Dell Support Icon34................................................................................................................................................................
Working On Your Computer35................................................................................................................................................................
Recommended Tools35................................................................................................................................................................
Before Working On Your Computer35................................................................................................................................................................
Turning Off Your Computer36................................................................................................................................................................
Inside View Of Your Computer37................................................................................................................................................................
System Board Components40................................................................................................................................................................
After Working On Your Computer45................................................................................................................................................................
Computer Cover47................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Computer Cover47................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Computer Cover48................................................................................................................................................................
Bezel51................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Bezel51................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Bezel53................................................................................................................................................................
Chassis Support Bracket55................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Chassis Support Bracket55................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Chassis Support Bracket57................................................................................................................................................................
Pci And Pci Express Cards59................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Pci Or Pci Express Card59................................................................................................................................................................
Installing A Pci Or Pci Express Card60................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring Your Computer After Removing Or Installing A Pci Or Pci Express Card63................................................................................................................................................................
Drives65................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drives65................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Hard Drive65................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing Or Adding A Hard Drive69................................................................................................................................................................
Media Card Reader73................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Media Card Reader73................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing Or Adding A Media Card Reader77................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Drive80................................................................................................................................................................
Removing An Optical Drive80................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing Or Adding An Optical Drive82................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Drive Bay Break-away Metal Plate85................................................................................................................................................................
Vostro 420 And Vostro 22085................................................................................................................................................................
Vostro 220s86................................................................................................................................................................
O Panel89................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The I/o Panel89................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The I/o Panel91................................................................................................................................................................
Fan93................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Chassis Fan93................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Chassis Fan97................................................................................................................................................................
Processor Heat Sink/fan Assembly99................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Processor Heat Sink/fan Assembly99................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Processor Heat Sink/fan Assembly101................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Module(s)103................................................................................................................................................................
Removing Memory Modules103................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing Or Adding A Memory Module104................................................................................................................................................................
Power Supply107................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Power Supply107................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Power Supply109................................................................................................................................................................
Dc Power Supply Connectors110................................................................................................................................................................
Dc Power Supply Connector Pin Assignments112................................................................................................................................................................
Coin-cell Battery117................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Coin-cell Battery117................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Coin-cell Battery118................................................................................................................................................................
System Board119................................................................................................................................................................
Remove The System Board119................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing A System Board121................................................................................................................................................................
Processor125................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Processor125................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Processor126................................................................................................................................................................
System Setup Program129................................................................................................................................................................
Overview129................................................................................................................................................................
Entering The System Setup Program129................................................................................................................................................................
System Setup Program Screens130................................................................................................................................................................
System Setup Program Options130................................................................................................................................................................
Boot Sequence133................................................................................................................................................................
Option Settings133................................................................................................................................................................
Changing Boot Sequence For The Current Boot133................................................................................................................................................................
Changing Boot Sequence For Future Boots134................................................................................................................................................................
Clearing Forgotten Passwords134................................................................................................................................................................
Clearing Cmos Settings135................................................................................................................................................................
Bios136................................................................................................................................................................
Flashing The Bios From The Hard Drive136................................................................................................................................................................
Contacting Dell137................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Vostro 220s DCSCSF Service Manual

Dell Vostro 220s DCSCSF Service Manual (138 pages)

Brand: Dell | Category: Desktop | Size: 7.32 MB
Table of contents
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting9................................................................................................................................................................
Tools9................................................................................................................................................................
Power Lights9................................................................................................................................................................
Beep Codes10................................................................................................................................................................
System Messages12................................................................................................................................................................
Hardware Troubleshooter12................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Diagnostics13................................................................................................................................................................
When To Use The Dell Diagnostics13................................................................................................................................................................
Starting The Dell Diagnostics From Your Hard Drive13................................................................................................................................................................
Starting The Dell Diagnostics From The Drivers And Utilities Disc15................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Diagnostics Main Menu16................................................................................................................................................................
Solving Problems18................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Problems19................................................................................................................................................................
Drive Problems19................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages21................................................................................................................................................................
Ieee 1394 Device Problems21................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Problems22................................................................................................................................................................
Lockups And Software Problems23................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Problems25................................................................................................................................................................
Mouse Problems25................................................................................................................................................................
Network Problems26................................................................................................................................................................
Power Problems27................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Problems28................................................................................................................................................................
Scanner Problems29................................................................................................................................................................
Sound And Speaker Problems30................................................................................................................................................................
Video And Monitor Problems31................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Technical Update Service33................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Support Utility33................................................................................................................................................................
Accessing The Dell Support Utility33................................................................................................................................................................
Clicking The Dell Support Icon33................................................................................................................................................................
Double-clicking The Dell Support Icon34................................................................................................................................................................
Working On Your Computer35................................................................................................................................................................
Recommended Tools35................................................................................................................................................................
Before Working On Your Computer35................................................................................................................................................................
Turning Off Your Computer36................................................................................................................................................................
Inside View Of Your Computer37................................................................................................................................................................
System Board Components40................................................................................................................................................................
After Working On Your Computer45................................................................................................................................................................
Computer Cover47................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Computer Cover47................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Computer Cover48................................................................................................................................................................
Bezel51................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Bezel51................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Bezel53................................................................................................................................................................
Chassis Support Bracket55................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Chassis Support Bracket55................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Chassis Support Bracket57................................................................................................................................................................
Pci And Pci Express Cards59................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Pci Or Pci Express Card59................................................................................................................................................................
Installing A Pci Or Pci Express Card60................................................................................................................................................................
Configuring Your Computer After Removing Or Installing A Pci Or Pci Express Card63................................................................................................................................................................
Drives65................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drives65................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Hard Drive65................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing Or Adding A Hard Drive69................................................................................................................................................................
Media Card Reader73................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Media Card Reader73................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing Or Adding A Media Card Reader77................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Drive80................................................................................................................................................................
Removing An Optical Drive80................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing Or Adding An Optical Drive82................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Drive Bay Break-away Metal Plate85................................................................................................................................................................
Vostro 420 And Vostro 22085................................................................................................................................................................
Vostro 220s86................................................................................................................................................................
O Panel89................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The I/o Panel89................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The I/o Panel91................................................................................................................................................................
Fan93................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Chassis Fan93................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Chassis Fan97................................................................................................................................................................
Processor Heat Sink/fan Assembly99................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Processor Heat Sink/fan Assembly99................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Processor Heat Sink/fan Assembly101................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Module(s)103................................................................................................................................................................
Removing Memory Modules103................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing Or Adding A Memory Module104................................................................................................................................................................
Power Supply107................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Power Supply107................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Power Supply109................................................................................................................................................................
Dc Power Supply Connectors110................................................................................................................................................................
Dc Power Supply Connector Pin Assignments112................................................................................................................................................................
Coin-cell Battery117................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Coin-cell Battery117................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Coin-cell Battery118................................................................................................................................................................
System Board119................................................................................................................................................................
Remove The System Board119................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing A System Board121................................................................................................................................................................
Processor125................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Processor125................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Processor126................................................................................................................................................................
System Setup Program129................................................................................................................................................................
Overview129................................................................................................................................................................
Entering The System Setup Program129................................................................................................................................................................
System Setup Program Screens130................................................................................................................................................................
System Setup Program Options130................................................................................................................................................................
Boot Sequence133................................................................................................................................................................
Option Settings133................................................................................................................................................................
Changing Boot Sequence For The Current Boot133................................................................................................................................................................
Changing Boot Sequence For Future Boots134................................................................................................................................................................
Clearing Forgotten Passwords134................................................................................................................................................................
Clearing Cmos Settings135................................................................................................................................................................
Bios136................................................................................................................................................................
Flashing The Bios From The Hard Drive136................................................................................................................................................................
Contacting Dell137................................................................................................................................................................

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Table of contents
Power Lights2................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting2................................................................................................................................................................
Beep Codes3................................................................................................................................................................
System Messages3................................................................................................................................................................
Hardware Troubleshooter4................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Diagnostics4................................................................................................................................................................
When To Use The Dell Diagnostics5................................................................................................................................................................
Starting The Dell Diagnostics From Your Hard Drive5................................................................................................................................................................
Starting The Dell Diagnostics From The Drivers And Utilities Disc6................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Diagnostics Main Menu6................................................................................................................................................................
Solving Problems8................................................................................................................................................................
Battery Problems8................................................................................................................................................................
Drive Problems8................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Drive Problems9................................................................................................................................................................
Problems Writing To An Optical Drive9................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drive Problems9................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages9................................................................................................................................................................
Ieee 1394 Device Problems10................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Problems11................................................................................................................................................................
Lockups And Software Problems11................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Does Not Start Up11................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Stops Responding11................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Stops Responding11................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Crashes Repeatedly12................................................................................................................................................................
A Program Is Designed For An Earlier Windows Operating System12................................................................................................................................................................
A Solid Blue Screen Appears12................................................................................................................................................................
Other Software Problems12................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Problems12................................................................................................................................................................
Mouse Problems13................................................................................................................................................................
Network Problems13................................................................................................................................................................
Power Problems14................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Problems14................................................................................................................................................................
Scanner Problems15................................................................................................................................................................
Sound And Speaker Problems16................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From Speakers16................................................................................................................................................................
No Sound From Headphones16................................................................................................................................................................
Video And Monitor Problems16................................................................................................................................................................
The Screen Is Blank17................................................................................................................................................................
The Screen Is Difficult To Read17................................................................................................................................................................
D Image Quality Is Poor17................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Technical Update Service18................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Support Utility18................................................................................................................................................................
Accessing The Dell Support Utility18................................................................................................................................................................
Clicking The Dell Support Icon18................................................................................................................................................................
Working On Your Computer20................................................................................................................................................................
Recommended Tools20................................................................................................................................................................
Before Working On Your Computer20................................................................................................................................................................
Turning Off Your Computer21................................................................................................................................................................
Inside View Of Your Computer21................................................................................................................................................................
System Board Components23................................................................................................................................................................
After Working On Your Computer26................................................................................................................................................................
Computer Cover28................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Computer Cover28................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Computer Cover29................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Bezel30................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Bezel30................................................................................................................................................................
Chassis Support Bracket32................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Chassis Support Bracket32................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Chassis Support Bracket33................................................................................................................................................................
Pci And Pci Express Cards35................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Pci Or Pci Express Card35................................................................................................................................................................
Installing A Pci Or Pci Express Card36................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Hard Drive39................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Drives39................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing & Adding/hard Drive42................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing Or Adding A Hard Drive42................................................................................................................................................................
Media Card Reader45................................................................................................................................................................
Removing A Media Card Reader46................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing Or Adding A Media Card Reader49................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Drive50................................................................................................................................................................
Removing An Optical Drive50................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing Or Adding An Optical Drive52................................................................................................................................................................
Vostro 420 And Vostro 22053................................................................................................................................................................
Vostro 220s55................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The I/o Panel56................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Chassis Fan59................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Chassis Fan61................................................................................................................................................................
Removing Memory Modules66................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing Or Adding A Memory Module66................................................................................................................................................................
Power Supply69................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Power Supply69................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Power Supply70................................................................................................................................................................
Dc Power Supply Connectors71................................................................................................................................................................
Dc Power Supply Connector Pin Assignments72................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Coin-cell Battery76................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Coin-cell Battery76................................................................................................................................................................
System Board78................................................................................................................................................................
Remove The System Board78................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing A System Board79................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Processor82................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Processor83................................................................................................................................................................
System Setup Program85................................................................................................................................................................
Entering The System Setup Program85................................................................................................................................................................
System Setup Program Screens85................................................................................................................................................................
System Setup Program Options86................................................................................................................................................................
Option Settings87................................................................................................................................................................
Boot Sequence87................................................................................................................................................................
Changing Boot Sequence For The Current Boot88................................................................................................................................................................
Changing Boot Sequence For Future Boots88................................................................................................................................................................
Clearing Forgotten Passwords88................................................................................................................................................................
Clearing Cmos Settings89................................................................................................................................................................
Flashing The Bios From The Hard Drive89................................................................................................................................................................
Contacting Dell91................................................................................................................................................................
Table Of Contents92................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Vostro 220s DCSCSF Setup And Quick Reference Manual

Dell Vostro 220s DCSCSF Setup And Quick Reference Manual (76 pages)

Dell Desktop Computer Setup and Quick Reference Guide  
Brand: Dell | Category: Desktop | Size: 1.33 MB
Table of contents
Macrovision Product Notice2................................................................................................................................................................
Table Of Contents3................................................................................................................................................................
Finding Information7................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Computer9................................................................................................................................................................
Quick Setup9................................................................................................................................................................
Installing Your Computer In An Enclosure14................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting To The Internet16................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your Internet Connection16................................................................................................................................................................
Transferring Information To A New Computer17................................................................................................................................................................
System17................................................................................................................................................................
Microsoft Windows ® Xp18................................................................................................................................................................
About Your Computer21................................................................................................................................................................
Vostro 420 Front View21................................................................................................................................................................
Vostro 420 Back View22................................................................................................................................................................
Vostro 420 Back Panel Connectors23................................................................................................................................................................
Optical Drive24................................................................................................................................................................
Vostro 220 Front View24................................................................................................................................................................
Vostro 220 Back View25................................................................................................................................................................
Microphone Connector26................................................................................................................................................................
Vostro 220 Back Panel Connectors26................................................................................................................................................................
Vostro 220s Front View27................................................................................................................................................................
Vostro 220s Back View28................................................................................................................................................................
Vostro 220s Back Panel Connectors29................................................................................................................................................................
Specifications31................................................................................................................................................................
Drive-activity Light36................................................................................................................................................................
Power Button, Power Light36................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting39................................................................................................................................................................
Tools39................................................................................................................................................................
Power Lights39................................................................................................................................................................
Beep Codes39................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages41................................................................................................................................................................
System Messages46................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting Software And Hardware Problems47................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Diagnostics48................................................................................................................................................................
Troubleshooting Tips50................................................................................................................................................................
Power Problems50................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Problems51................................................................................................................................................................
Lockups And Software Problems52................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Technical Update Service54................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Support Utility55................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Software57................................................................................................................................................................
Drivers57................................................................................................................................................................
Identifying Drivers57................................................................................................................................................................
Reinstalling Drivers And Utilities58................................................................................................................................................................
Restoring Your Operating System60................................................................................................................................................................
Using Dell™ Factory Image Restore62................................................................................................................................................................
Using Microsoft ® Windows ® System Restore63................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Operating System Media63................................................................................................................................................................
Getting Help65................................................................................................................................................................
Obtaining Assistance65................................................................................................................................................................
Technical Support And Customer Service66................................................................................................................................................................
Dellconnect66................................................................................................................................................................
Online Services66................................................................................................................................................................
Autotech Service67................................................................................................................................................................
Automated Order-status Service68................................................................................................................................................................
Problems With Your Order68................................................................................................................................................................
Product Information68................................................................................................................................................................
Returning Items For Warranty Repair Or Credit68................................................................................................................................................................
Before You Call69................................................................................................................................................................
Contacting Dell71................................................................................................................................................................
Index73................................................................................................................................................................
Dell Vostro 220s DCSCSF Setup And Features Information

Dell Vostro 220s DCSCSF Setup And Features Information (10 pages)

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Brand: Dell | Category: Desktop | Size: 0.91 MB
Table of contents
Back Panel Connectors4................................................................................................................................................................
Quick Setup5................................................................................................................................................................
Specifications7................................................................................................................................................................
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