Acer FERRARI 1000, FERRARI 1004WTMI User Manual

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Password

To set a password on boot, activate the BIOS utility, then select Security from the categories listed at the top of the screen. Find Password on boot: and use the <F5> and <F6> keys to enable this feature.

Using software

Playing DVD movies

When the DVD drive module is installed in the optical drive bay, you can play DVD movies on your computer.

1 Eject the DVD tray and insert a DVD movie disk; then close the DVD tray.

Important! When you launch the DVD player for the first time, the program asks you to enter the region code. DVD disks are divided into 6 regions. Once your DVD drive is set to a region code, it will play DVD disks of that region only. You can set the region code a maximum of five times (including the first time), after which the last region code set will remain permanent. Recovering your hard disk does not reset the number of times the region code has been set. Refer to the table below for DVD movie region code information.

2 The DVD movie will automatically play after a few seconds.

Region code

Country or region

1

USA, Canada

 

 

2

Europe, Middle East, South Africa, Japan

 

 

3

Southeast Asia, Taiwan, South Korea

 

 

4

Latin America, Australia, New Zealand

 

 

5

Former USSR, parts of Africa, India

 

 

6

People's Republic of China

 

 

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Note: To change the region code, insert a DVD movie of a different region into the DVD drive. Please refer to the online help for more information.

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Acer eRecovery Management

Acer eRecovery Management is a tool to quickly backup and restore the system. You can create and save a backup of the current system configuration to hard disk, CD or DVD.

Acer eRecovery Management consists of the following functions:

1Create backup

2Restore from backup

3Create factory default image CD, or burn bundled software to an application CD

4Re-installbundled software without CD

5Change Acer eRecovery Management password

This chapter will guide you through each process.

Note: This feature is only available on certain models. For systems that do not have a built-inoptical disk burner, plug in an external USB or IEEE1394-compatibleoptical disk burner before entering Acer eRecovery Management for opticaldisk-relatedtasks.

Acer eRecovery Management requires a specific hard disk partitioning structure to function. If the system detects that the hard disk does not use this structure, Acer eRecovery Management functionality will be disabled.

Create backup

You can create and save backup images to hard disk, CD or DVD.

1Boot to Windows XP

2Press <Alt> + <F10> to open the Acer eRecovery Management utility.

3Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros.

4In the Acer eRecovery Management window, select Recovery settings and click Next.

5In the Recovery settings window, select Backup snapshot image and click Next.

6Select the backup method.

a Use Backup to HDD to store the backup disk image on drive D:.

b Backup to optical device to store the backup image on CD or DVD.

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7 After choosing the backup method, click Next.

Follow the instructions on screen to complete the process.

Restore from backup

You can restore backups previously created (as stated in the Create backup section) from hard disk, CD or DVD.

1Boot to Windows XP.

2Press <Alt> + <F10> to open the Acer eRecovery Management utility.

3Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros.

4In the Acer eRecovery Management window, select Recovery actions and click Next.

5Select the desired restore action and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the restore process.

Note: The "Restore C:" item is enabled only if there is a user backup stored on the hard disk (D:\). Please refer to the Create backup section.

Create factory default image CD

When the System CD and Recovery CD are not available, you can create them by using this feature.

1Boot to Windows XP.

2Press <Alt> + <F10> to open the Acer eRecovery Management utility.

3Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros.

4In the Acer eRecovery Management window, select Recovery settings and click Next.

5In the Recovery settings window, select Burn image to disk and click Next.

6In the Burn image to disk window, select 1. Factory default image or 2. Application CD and click Next.

7Follow the instructions on screen to complete the process.

Note: Select 1. Factory default image when you want to burn a bootable disk that contains your computer's entire operating system as it was delivered to you from the factory. If you wish to have a disk that will allow you to browse the contents and install selected drivers and applications, select 2. Application CD — this disk will not be bootable.

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Re-installbundled software without CD

Acer eRecovery Management stores pre-loadedsoftware internally for easy driver and applicationre-installation.

1Boot to Windows XP.

2Press <Alt> + <F10> to open the Acer eRecovery Management utility.

3Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros.

4In the Acer eRecovery Management window, select Recovery actions and click Next.

5In the Recovery settings window, select Reinstall applications/drivers and click Next.

6Select the desired driver/application and follow the instructions on screen to re-install.

At first launch, Acer eRecovery Management prepares all the needed software and may take few seconds to bring up the software content window.

Change password

Acer eRecovery Management and Acer disk-to-diskrecovery are protected by a password that can be changed by the user. Follow the steps below to change the password in Acer eRecovery Management.

1Boot to Windows XP.

2Press <Alt> + <F10> to open the Acer eRecovery Management utility.

3Enter the password to proceed. The default password is six zeros.

4In the Acer eRecovery Management window, select Recovery settings and click Next.

5In the Recovery settings window, select Password: Change Acer eRecovery Management password and click Next.

6Follow the instructions on screen to complete the process.

Note: If the system crashes, and will not boot to Windows, you can run Acer disk-to-diskrecovery to restore the factory default image under DOS mode.

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Troubleshooting

This chapter shows you how to deal with common system problems. Read it before calling a technician if a problem occurs. Solutions to more

serious problems require opening up the computer. Do not attempt to open the computer yourself; contact your dealer or authorized service center

for assistance.

Troubleshooting tips

This notebook PC incorporates an advanced design that delivers onscreen error message reports to help you solve problems.

If the system reports an error message or an error symptom occurs, see "Error messages" below. If the problem cannot be resolved, contact your dealer. See "Requesting service" on page 61.

Error messages

If you receive an error message, note the message and take the corrective action. The following table lists the error messages in alphabetical order together with the recommended course of action.

Error messages

Corrective action

 

 

CMOS battery bad

Contact your dealer or an authorized service center.

 

 

CMOS checksum error

Contact your dealer or an authorized service center.

 

 

Disk boot failure

Insert a system (bootable) disk into the floppy drive

 

(A:), then press <Enter> to reboot.

 

 

Equipment

Press <F2> (during POST) to enter the BIOS utility,

configuration error

then press Exit in the BIOS utility to reboot.

 

 

Hard disk 0 error

Contact your dealer or an authorized service center.

 

 

Hard disk 0 extended

Contact your dealer or an authorized service center.

type error

 

 

 

I/O parity error

Contact your dealer or an authorized service center.

 

 

Keyboard error or no

Contact your dealer or an authorized service center.

keyboard connected

 

 

 

Keyboard interface

Contact your dealer or an authorized service center.

error

 

 

 

Memory size mismatch

Press <F2> (during POST) to enter the BIOS utility,

 

then press Exit in the BIOS utility to reboot.

 

 

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If you still encounter problems after going through the corrective measures, please contact your dealer or an authorized service center for assistance. Some problems may be solved using the BIOS utility.

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Regulations and safety notices

FCC notice

This device has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This device generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.

However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this device does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the device off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

Increase the separation between the device and receiver.

Connect the device into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for help.

Notice: Shielded cables

All connections to other computing devices must be made using shielded cables to maintain compliance with FCC regulations.

Notice: Peripheral devices

Only peripherals (input/output devices, terminals, printers, etc.) certified to comply with the Class B limits may be attached to this equipment. Operation with non-certifiedperipherals is likely to result in interference to radio and TV reception.

Caution

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user's authority, which is granted by the Federal Communications Commission, to operate this computer.

Operation conditions

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This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference,

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and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Notice: Canadian users

This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

Remarque à l'intention des utilisateurs canadiens

Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme a la norme NMB-003du Canada.

Declaration of Conformity for EU countries

Hereby, Acer, declares that this notebook PC series is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. (Please visit http://global.acer.com/products/notebook/reg-nb/index.htm for complete documents.)

Compliant with Russian regulatory certification

Modem notices

Notice for USA

This equipment complies with Part 68 of the FCC rules. Located on the modem is a label that contains, among other information, the FCC Registration Number and Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) for this equipment. Upon request, you must provide this information to your telephone company.

If your telephone equipment causes harm to the telephone network, the telephone company may discontinue your service temporarily. If possible, they will notify you in advance. But, if advance notice is not practical, you will be notified as soon as possible. You will also be informed of your right to file a complaint with the FCC.

Your telephone company may make changes in its facilities, equipment, operations, or procedures that could affect the proper functioning of your equipment. If they do, you will be notified in advance to give you an opportunity to maintain uninterrupted telephone service.

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If this equipment should fail to operate properly, disconnect the equipment from the phone line to determine if it is causing the problem. If the problem is with the equipment, discontinue use and contact your dealer or vendor.

Caution: To reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger UL Listed or CSA Certified Telecommunication Line Cord.

TBR 21

This equipment has been approved [Council Decision 98/482/EC - "TBR 21"] for single terminal connection to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). However, due to differences between the individual PSTNs provided in different countries, the approval does not, of itself, give an unconditional assurance of successful operation on every PSTN termination point. In the event of problems, you should contact your equipment supplier in the first instance.

List of applicable countries

EU member states as of May 2004 are: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Cyprus and Malta. Usage allowed in the countries of European Union, as well as Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein. This device must be used in strict accordance with the regulations and constraints in the country of use. For further information, please contact local office in the country of use.

Notice for Australia

For safety reasons, only connect headsets with a telecommunications compliance label. This includes customer equipment previously labelled permitted or certified.

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Notice for New Zealand

1The grant of a Telepermit for any item of terminal equipment indicates only that Telecom has accepted that the item complies with minimum conditions for connection to its network. It indicates no endorsement of the product by Telecom, nor does it provide any sort of warranty. Above all, it provides no assurance that any item will work correctly in all respects with another item of Telepermitted equipment of a different make or model, nor does it imply that any product is compatible with all of Telecom's network services.

2This equipment is not capable, under all operating conditions, of correct operation at the higher speeds for which it is designed. Telecom will accept no responsibility should difficulties arise in such circumstances.

3Some parameters required for compliance with Telecom's Telepermit requirements are dependent on the equipment (PC) associated with this device. The associated equipment shall be set to operate within the following limits for compliance with Telecom's Specifications:

a There shall be no more than 10 call attempts to the same number within any 30 minute period for any single manual call initiation, and

b The equipment shall go on-hookfor a period of not less than 30 seconds between the end of one attempt and the beginning of the next call attempt.

4Some parameters required for compliance with Telecom's Telepermit requirements are dependent on the equipment (PC) associated with this device. In order to operate within the limits for compliance with Telecom's specifications, the associated equipment shall be set to ensure that automatic calls to different numbers are spaced such that there is not less than 5 seconds between the end of one call attempt and the beginning of another.

5This equipment shall not be set up to make automatic calls to Telecom's 111 Emergency Service.

6This device is equipped with pulse dialing while the Telecom standard is DTMF tone dialing. There is no guarantee that Telecom lines will always continue to support pulse dialing.

7Use of pulse dialing, when this equipment is connected to the same line as other equipment, may give rise to bell tinkle or noise and may also cause a false answer condition. Should such problems occur, the user should NOT contact the telecom Fault Service.

8This equipment may not provide for the effective hand-overof a call to another device connected to the same line.

9Under power failure conditions this appliance may not operate. Please ensure that a separate telephone, not dependent on local power, is available for emergency use.