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Epson 386 User Manual

Epson 386 User Manual (218 pages)

EPSON Equity 386/20 - User Manual  
Brand: Epson | Category: Desktop | Size: 4.14 MB
Table of contents
Copyright Notice2................................................................................................................................................................
Fcc Compliance Statement3................................................................................................................................................................
Table Of Contents5................................................................................................................................................................
Introduction11................................................................................................................................................................
How To Use This Manual12................................................................................................................................................................
Where To Get Help14................................................................................................................................................................
Setting Up Your System15................................................................................................................................................................
Unpacking15................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Diskette Drive Protector Card16................................................................................................................................................................
Choosing A Location17................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Monitor18................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting A Printer20................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Parallel Interface21................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Serial Interface22................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting The Power Cord23................................................................................................................................................................
Connecting The Keyboard24................................................................................................................................................................
Setting The Monitor Type26................................................................................................................................................................
Turning On The Computer26................................................................................................................................................................
Loading Ms-dos28................................................................................................................................................................
Copying System Diskettes29................................................................................................................................................................
Running The Setup Program31................................................................................................................................................................
Starting The Setup Program32................................................................................................................................................................
Setting The Amount Of Memory33................................................................................................................................................................
Setting The Display Type35................................................................................................................................................................
Setting The Auto Speed Function36................................................................................................................................................................
Setting The Shadow Ram Function38................................................................................................................................................................
Setting The Coprocessor Function39................................................................................................................................................................
Setting The Mass Storage39................................................................................................................................................................
Setting The Real-time Clock41................................................................................................................................................................
Leaving The Setup Menu43................................................................................................................................................................
Preparing A Hard Disk For Use45................................................................................................................................................................
Checking The Hard Disk46................................................................................................................................................................
Partitioning The Hard Disk48................................................................................................................................................................
Creating The Primary Partition49................................................................................................................................................................
Creating The Extended Partition On A 40mb Disk50................................................................................................................................................................
Creating The Extended Partition On A 90mb Disk51................................................................................................................................................................
Formatting The Primary Partition53................................................................................................................................................................
Copying The Remaining Files To The Hard Disk55................................................................................................................................................................
Formatting The Extended Partition56................................................................................................................................................................
Booting From The Hard Disk57................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Equity 38658................................................................................................................................................................
Locking The Computer58................................................................................................................................................................
Selecting The Execution Speed59................................................................................................................................................................
Selecting The Monitor Type60................................................................................................................................................................
Controlling The Volume61................................................................................................................................................................
Resetting The Computer61................................................................................................................................................................
Special Keys On The Equity 386 Keyboard62................................................................................................................................................................
Using Disks And Disk Drives65................................................................................................................................................................
How Disks Store Data65................................................................................................................................................................
Types Of Diskette Drives67................................................................................................................................................................
Caring For Diskettes And Diskette Drives69................................................................................................................................................................
Inserting And Removing Diskettes70................................................................................................................................................................
Write-protecting Diskettes72................................................................................................................................................................
Making Backup Copies73................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Single Diskette Drive74................................................................................................................................................................
Using Two Diskette Drives75................................................................................................................................................................
Using A Hard Disk Drive75................................................................................................................................................................
Backing Up The Hard Disk77................................................................................................................................................................
Preparing The Hard Disk For Moving77................................................................................................................................................................
Turning Off The Computer78................................................................................................................................................................
Using Ms-dos With Your Equity 38679................................................................................................................................................................
Starting And Exiting Ms-dos79................................................................................................................................................................
Drive Designators80................................................................................................................................................................
The Default Drive80................................................................................................................................................................
Changing The Default Drive81................................................................................................................................................................
The Ms-dos Command Format81................................................................................................................................................................
Entering Ms-dos Commands82................................................................................................................................................................
Creating And Managing Files83................................................................................................................................................................
Naming Files83................................................................................................................................................................
Copying Files84................................................................................................................................................................
Renaming Files86................................................................................................................................................................
Deleting Files87................................................................................................................................................................
Printing Files88................................................................................................................................................................
Using Directories88................................................................................................................................................................
The Default Directory90................................................................................................................................................................
Using Pathnames90................................................................................................................................................................
Including Filenames With Pathnames91................................................................................................................................................................
Including Drive Letters With Pathnames And Filenames92................................................................................................................................................................
Listing The Contents Of A Directory93................................................................................................................................................................
Creating Directories94................................................................................................................................................................
Removing Directories94................................................................................................................................................................
Changing The Default Directory94................................................................................................................................................................
Formatting Diskettes95................................................................................................................................................................
Formatting Diskettes With A Hard Disk96................................................................................................................................................................
Formatting Diskettes With Two Diskette Drives96................................................................................................................................................................
Formatting Diskettes With One Diskette Drive (no Hard Disk)97................................................................................................................................................................
Backing Up98................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Diskcopy Command98................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Backup Command101................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Epson Help Program101................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Epson Menu Program103................................................................................................................................................................
Menu Program Options104................................................................................................................................................................
Using The Xtree Utility105................................................................................................................................................................
Running Xtree106................................................................................................................................................................
Cautions107................................................................................................................................................................
Using An Autoexec.bat File108................................................................................................................................................................
Creating An Autoexec.bat File108................................................................................................................................................................
Using Memory Beyond 640kb110................................................................................................................................................................
About Eemm386.exe111................................................................................................................................................................
Using Hdcache And Eemm386.exe112................................................................................................................................................................
Installing Options113................................................................................................................................................................
Adding Memory Modules113................................................................................................................................................................
Installing Option Cards115................................................................................................................................................................
Removing The Cover115................................................................................................................................................................
Installing An Option Card118................................................................................................................................................................
Changing Jumpers On The Spf Card122................................................................................................................................................................
Changing The Jumper Settings127................................................................................................................................................................
Removing An Option Card129................................................................................................................................................................
Replacing The Cover130................................................................................................................................................................
Post-installation Setup131................................................................................................................................................................
Appendixes A Troubleshooting132................................................................................................................................................................
Error Messages132................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Won't Start133................................................................................................................................................................
The Computer Locks Up133................................................................................................................................................................
Monitor Problems134................................................................................................................................................................
Diskette Problems135................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Disk Problems136................................................................................................................................................................
Software Problems137................................................................................................................................................................
Printer Problems138................................................................................................................................................................
Option Card Problems138................................................................................................................................................................
Power-on Diagnostics140................................................................................................................................................................
System Device Check140................................................................................................................................................................
Clock And Cmos Ram Check141................................................................................................................................................................
Ram Check142................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Controller And Keyboard Check142................................................................................................................................................................
Display Card Check143................................................................................................................................................................
Optional Ram Check143................................................................................................................................................................
Floppy Disk Drive Seek Check143................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Disk Controller And Hard Disk Check144................................................................................................................................................................
Performing System Diagnostics145................................................................................................................................................................
Starting System Diagnostics145................................................................................................................................................................
Color Graphics Adapter And Crt146................................................................................................................................................................
Modifying The Device List147................................................................................................................................................................
Selecting A Test149................................................................................................................................................................
Resuming From An Error150................................................................................................................................................................
System Board Check151................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Check151................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard Check152................................................................................................................................................................
Monochrome Display Adapter And Crt Check153................................................................................................................................................................
Monochrome Adapter Check154................................................................................................................................................................
Attribute Check154................................................................................................................................................................
Character Set Check154................................................................................................................................................................
Video Check155................................................................................................................................................................
Sync Check155................................................................................................................................................................
11 - Run All Above Checks156................................................................................................................................................................
Color Graphics Adapter And Crt Check156................................................................................................................................................................
Color Graphics Adapter Check157................................................................................................................................................................
40-column Character Set Check158................................................................................................................................................................
320x200 Graphics Mode Check159................................................................................................................................................................
640x200 Graphics Mode Check160................................................................................................................................................................
Screen Paging Check160................................................................................................................................................................
Light Pen Check161................................................................................................................................................................
Color Video Check162................................................................................................................................................................
Run All Above Checks163................................................................................................................................................................
Floppy Disk Drives And Controller Check163................................................................................................................................................................
Sequential Seek Check164................................................................................................................................................................
Random Seek Check165................................................................................................................................................................
Write, Read Check165................................................................................................................................................................
Math Coprocessor Check166................................................................................................................................................................
Parallel Port (printer Interface) Check166................................................................................................................................................................
Alternate Parallel Port Check167................................................................................................................................................................
Parallel Port (on Video Adapter) Check167................................................................................................................................................................
Serial Port (rs-232c) Check167................................................................................................................................................................
Alternate Serial Port Check169................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Disk Drives And Controller Check170................................................................................................................................................................
Seek Check171................................................................................................................................................................
Read, Verify Check172................................................................................................................................................................
Run All Above Tests173................................................................................................................................................................
Error Codes And Messages174................................................................................................................................................................
Physically Formatting A Hard Disk177................................................................................................................................................................
Formatting And Checking Options178................................................................................................................................................................
Conditional Format (normal179................................................................................................................................................................
Unconditional Format182................................................................................................................................................................
Destructive Surface Analysis184................................................................................................................................................................
Non-destructive Surface Analysis185................................................................................................................................................................
Hard Disk Drive Types187................................................................................................................................................................
F Specifications189................................................................................................................................................................
Cpu And Memory189................................................................................................................................................................
Controllers189................................................................................................................................................................
Interfaces189................................................................................................................................................................
Power Supply190................................................................................................................................................................
Mass Storage190................................................................................................................................................................
Keyboard191................................................................................................................................................................
Environmental Requirements191................................................................................................................................................................
Physical Characteristics191................................................................................................................................................................
Glossary192................................................................................................................................................................
Base Memory193................................................................................................................................................................
Command Prompt194................................................................................................................................................................
Default Drive195................................................................................................................................................................
Dip Switch196................................................................................................................................................................
Disk Drive196................................................................................................................................................................
Extended Memory197................................................................................................................................................................
Floppy Disk198................................................................................................................................................................
Main Memory200................................................................................................................................................................
Math Coprocessor200................................................................................................................................................................
Memory Module201................................................................................................................................................................
Monochrome Monitor201................................................................................................................................................................
Numeric Keypad202................................................................................................................................................................
Shadow Ram205................................................................................................................................................................
System Diagnostics206................................................................................................................................................................
Video Card206................................................................................................................................................................

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