Acer FERRARI 1000, FERRARI 1004WTMI User Manual

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Launch Manager



Launch Manager allows you to set the four easy-launchbuttons located above the keyboard."Easy-launch buttons" on page 26 for the location of the easylaunch buttons.

You can access the Launch Manager by clicking on Start, All Programs, and then Launch Manager to start the application.

Norton Anti-virus(for selected models)

Norton Anti-virusis ananti-virussoftware that finds and repairs infected files, and protects against viruses to keep your computer data safe and secure.

How do I check for viruses?

A Full System Scan scans all files on your computer. To perform a system scan:

1Start Norton Anti-virus.

Double click on the Norton Anti-virusIcon on the desktop or click on the Start menu in the Windows taskbar, highlight Programs, and select NortonAnti-virus.



2 In the Norton Anti-virusmain window, click Scans.

3In the Scans panel, click Run Full System Scan.

4When the scan is complete, a scan summary appears. Click Finished.

You can schedule customized virus scans that run unattended on specific dates and times or at periodic intervals. If you are using the computer when the scheduled scan begins, it runs in the background so that you do not have to stop working.

For more information refer to the Norton Anti-virusHelp menu.

Computer Associates eTrust Antivirus 64-bitEdition

(for selected models)

CA eTrust Antivirus is an anti-virussoftware that finds and repairs infected files, and protects against viruses to keep your computer data safe and secure.

How do I check for viruses?

A Full System Scan scans all files on your computer. To perform a system scan:

1Start CA eTrust Antivirus.

Double click on the CA eTrust Antivirus Icon on the desktop or click on the Start menu in the Windows taskbar, highlight (All) Programs, and select Computer Associates > eTrust > eTrust Antivirus.

2 In the CA eTrust Antivirus main window, click Start Scan.



You can schedule customized virus scans that run unattended on specific dates and times or at periodic intervals. If you are using the computer when the scheduled scan begins, it runs in the background so that you do not have to stop working.

For more information refer to the CA eTrust Antivirus Help menu.



Frequently asked questions

The following is a list of possible situations that may arise during the use of your computer. Easy solutions are provided for each one.

I turned on the power, but the computer does not start or boot up.

Look at the power indicator:

If it is not lit, no power is being supplied to the computer. Check the following:

If you are using on the battery, it may be low and unable to power the computer. Connect the AC adapter to recharge the battery pack.

Make sure that the AC adapter is properly plugged into the computer and to the power outlet.

If it is lit, check the following:

Is a non-bootable(non-system)disk in the external USB floppy drive? Remove or replace it with a system disk and press <Ctrl> + <Alt> + <Del> to restart the system.

Nothing appears on the screen.

The computer's power management system automatically blanks the screen to save power. Press any key to turn the display back on.

If pressing a key does not turn the display back on, three things might be the cause:

The brightness level might be too low. Press <Fn> + <→> (increase) to adjust the brightness level.

The display device might be set to an external monitor. Press the display toggle hotkey <Fn> + <F5> to toggle the display back to the computer.

If the Sleep indicator is lit, the computer is in Sleep mode. Press the power button to resume.

Image is not full-screen.

Each computer display has a different native resolution depending on the screen. If you set the resolution lower than this native resoution, the screen expands to fill the computer display. Right-clickon your Windows desktop and select Properties to bring up the "Display Properties" dialog box. Then click on the Settings tab to make sure that the resolution is set to the appropriate resolution. Resolutions lower than the specified resolution are notfull-screenon the computer or on an external monitor.


No audio is heard from the computer.

Check the following:

The volume may be muted. In Windows, look at the volume control (speaker) icon on the taskbar. If it is crossed-out,click on the icon and deselect the Mute all option.

The volume level may be too low. In Windows, look at the volume control icon on the taskbar. You can also use the volume control buttons to adjust the volume. See "Hotkeys" on page 31 for more detail.

If headphones, earphones or external speakers are connected to the line-outport on the computer, the internal speakers automatically turn off.

The keyboard does not respond.

Try attaching an external keyboard to a USB port on the computer. If it works, contact your dealer or an authorized service center as the internal keyboard cable may be loose.

The infrared port does not work.

Check the following:

Make sure that the infrared ports of the two devices are facing each other (+/ - 15 degrees) a maximum of 1 meter apart.

Make sure there is a clear path between the two infrared ports. Nothing should be blocking the ports.

Make sure you have the appropriate software running on both devices (for file transfers) or you have the appropriate drivers (for printing to an infrared printer).

During the POST, press <F2> to access the BIOS utility and verify that the infrared port is enabled.

Make sure both devices are IrDA-compliant.

The printer does not work.

Check the following:





Make sure that the printer is connected to a power outlet and that it is




turned on.






Make sure that the printer cable is connected securely to the computer's




parallel port or a USB port and the corresponding port on the printer.



I want to set up my location to use the internal modem.



To properly use your communication software (e.g. HyperTerminal), you need



to set up your location:



1 Click on Start, Settings, Control Panel.



2 Double-clickon Phone and Modem Options.



3 Click on Dialing Rules and begin setting up your location.



Refer to the Windows manual.












Note: Please note, on first booting your notebook, that you can




skip the Internet Connection setup, as it is not necessary to




complete the installation of your Operating System. After the




Operating System is set up, you can proceed with the Internet




Connection setup.



I want to restore my computer to its original settings without



recovery CDs.












Note: If your system is the multilingual version, the operating




system and language you choose when you first turn on the




system will be the only option for future recovery operations.



This recovery process helps you restore the C: drive with the original software



content that is installed when you purchase your notebook. Follow the steps



below to rebuild your C: drive. (Your C: drive will be reformatted and all data



will be erased.) It is important to back up all data files before using this option.



Before performing a restore operation, please check the BIOS settings.



1 Check to see if Acer disk-to-diskrecovery is enabled or not.



2 Make sure the D2D Recovery setting in Main is Enabled.



3 Exit the BIOS utility and save changes. The system will reboot.

Note: To activate the BIOS utility, press <F2> during POST.





To start the recovery process:




Restart the system.






While the Acer logo is showing, press <Alt> + <F10> at the same time to enter





the recovery process.




Refer to the onscreen instructions to perform system recovery.





Important! This feature occupies 3 to 4 GB in a hidden partition on your hard disk.

Requesting service

International Travelers Warranty (ITW)

Your computer is backed by an International Travelers Warranty (ITW) that gives you security and peace of mind when traveling. Our worldwide network of service centers are there to give you a helping hand.

An ITW passport comes with your computer. This passport contains all you need to know about the ITW program. A list of available, authorized service centers is in this handy booklet. Read this passport thoroughly.

Always have your ITW passport on hand, especially when you travel, to receive the benefits from our support centers. Place your proof-of-purchasein the flap located inside the front cover of the ITW passport.

If the country you are traveling in does not have an Acer-authorizedITW service site, you can still get in contact with our offices worldwide. Please consult

Before you call

Please have the following information available when you call Acer for online service, and please be at your computer when you call. With your support, we can reduce the amount of time a call takes and help solve your problems efficiently. If there are error messages or beeps reported by your computer, write them down as they appear on the screen (or the number and sequence in the case of beeps).

You are required to provide the following information:

Name: _____________________________________________

Address: ___________________________________________

Telephone number: _________________________________

Machine and model type: ____________________________

Serial number: ______________________________________

Date of purchase: ___________________________________



Taking your notebook PC with you

This section gives you tips and hints to consider when moving around or traveling with your computer.

Disconnecting from the desktop

Follow these steps to disconnect your computer from external accessories:

1Save any open files.

2Remove any media, floppy disks or compact disks from the drive(s).

3Shut down the computer.

4Close the display cover.

5Disconnect the cord from the AC adapter.

6Disconnect the keyboard, pointing device, printer, external monitor and other external devices.

7Disconnect the Kensington lock if you are using one to secure the computer.

Moving around

When you are just moving within short distances, for example, from your office desk to a meeting room.

Preparing the computer

Before moving the computer, close and latch the display cover to place it in Sleep mode. You can now safely take the computer anywhere you go within the building. To bring the computer out of Sleep mode, open the display; then press the power button.

If you are taking the computer to a client's office or a different building, you may choose to shut down the computer:

Click on Start, Turn Off Computer, then click on Turn Off (Windows XP).


You can put the computer in Sleep mode by pressing <Fn> + <F4>. Then close and latch the display.

When you are ready to use the computer again, unlatch and open the display; then press the power button.


Note: If the Sleep indicator is off, the computer has entered Hibernation mode and is turned off. If the power indicator is off but the Sleep indicator is on, the computer has entered Sleep mode. In both cases, press the power button to turn the computer back on. Note that the computer may enter Hibernation mode after being in Sleep mode for a period of time.

What to bring to meetings

If your meeting is relatively short, you probably do not need to bring anything with you other than your computer. If your meeting will be longer, or if your battery is not fully charged, you may want to bring the AC adapter with you to plug in your computer in the meeting room.

If the meeting room does not have an electrical outlet, reduce the drain on the battery by putting the computer in Sleep mode. Press <Fn> + <F4> or close the display cover whenever you are not actively using the computer. To resume, open the display (if closed), then press the power button.

Taking the computer home

When you are moving from your office to your home or vice versa.

Preparing the computer

After disconnecting the computer from your desktop, follow these steps to prepare the computer for the trip home:

Check that you have removed all media and compact disks from the drive(s). Failure to remove the media can damage the drive head.

Pack the computer in a protective case that can prevent the computer from sliding around and cushion it if it should fall.

Caution: Avoid packing items next to the top cover of the computer. Pressure against the top cover can damage the screen.

What to take with you

Unless you have some items at home, take the following items with you:

AC adapter and power cord

The printed User's Guide




Special considerations

Follow these guidelines to protect your computer while traveling to and from work:

Minimize the effects of temperature changes by keeping the computer with you.

If you need to stop for an extended period of time and cannot carry the computer with you, leave the computer in the trunk of the car to avoid exposing the computer to excessive heat.

Changes in temperature and humidity can cause condensation. Allow the computer to return to room temperature, and inspect the screen for condensation before turning on the computer. If the temperature change is greater than 10 °C (18 °F), allow the computer to come to room temperature slowly. If possible, leave the computer for 30 minutes in an environment with a temperature between outside and room temperature.

Setting up a home office

If you frequently work on your computer at home, you may want to purchase a second AC adapter for use at home. With a second AC adapter, you can avoid carrying the extra weight to and from home.

If you use your computer at home for significant periods of time, you might also want to add an external keyboard, monitor or mouse.

Traveling with the computer

When you are moving within a larger distance, for instance, from your office building to a client's office building or traveling locally.

Preparing the computer

Prepare the computer as if you were taking it home. Make sure that the battery in the computer is charged. Airport security may require you to turn on your computer when carrying it into the gate area.

What to take with you

Take the following items with you:

AC adapter

Spare, fully-chargedbattery pack(s)

Additional printer driver files if you plan to use another printer