Gateway ALR 8200 User Manual

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Gatew ay ALR 8200 User’ s Guide
Part #8504078 A MAN SYS US 8200 USR G DE R2 12/98
Notices
Copyright © 1998 Gateway 2000, Inc. All Rights Reserved 610 Gateway Drive N. Sioux City, SD 57049 USA
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This publication is protected by copyright and all rights are reserved. No part of it may be reproduced or transmitted by any means or in any form, without prior consent in writing from Gateway 2000.
The information in this manual has been carefully checked and is believed to be accurate. However, changes are made periodically. These changes are incorporated in newer publication editions. Gateway 2000 may improve and/or change products described in this publication at any time. Due to continuing system improvements, Gateway 2000 is not responsible for inaccurate information which may appear in this manual. For the latest product updates, consult the Gateway 2000 web site at www.gatewa y.com. In no event will Gatewa y 2000 be liable for direct, indirect, special, exemplary, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from any defect or omission in this manual, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.
In the interest of continued product development, Gateway 2000 reserves the right to make improvements in this manual and the products it describes at any time, without notices or obligation.
T r ademark Acknowledgments
AnyKey, black-and-white spot design, ColorBook, CrystalScan, Destination, EZ Pad, EZ Point, Field Mouse, Gateway 2000, HandBook, Liberty, T eleP ath, Vivitron, stylized “G” design, and “Y ou’ve got a friend in the business” slogan are registered trademarks and “All the big trends start in South Dakota” slogan, GA TEW AY, and Gateway Solo are trademarks of Gateway 2000, Inc. Intel, Intel Inside logo, and Pentium are registered trademarks and MMX is a trademark of Intel Corporation. Microsoft, MS, MS-DOS, and Windows are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All other product names mentioned herein are used for identification purposes only, and may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
Copyright © 1998 Advanced Logic Research, Inc. (ALR) All Rights Reserved 9401 Jeronimo Irvine, CA 92618 USA
All Rights Reserved
This publication is protected by copyright and all rights are reserved. No part of it may be reproduced or transmitted by any means or in any form, without prior consent in writing from ALR.
The information in this manual has been carefully checked and is believed to be accurate. However, changes are made periodically. These changes are incorporated in newer publication editions. ALR may improve and/or change products described in this publication at any time. Due to continuing system improvements, ALR is not responsible for inaccurate information which may appear in this manual. For the latest product updates, consult the ALR web site at www.alr . c om. In no e vent will ALR be liable for direct, indirect, special, exemplary, incidental, or consequential damages resulting from any defect or omission in this manual, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.
In the interest of continued product development, ALR reserves the right to make improvements in this manual and the products it describes at any time, without notices or obligation.
T r ademark Acknowledgments
ALR is a registered trademark of Advanced Logic Research, Inc. All other product names mentioned herein are used for identification purposes only, and may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Contents

Preface ................ .............. .............. .......... .............. .............. ...iii
About this guide...................................................................................... iv
Conventions used in this guide............................................................... v
Important safety instructions.................................................................. vi
Getting Started ....................... ........................ .................. ........ 1
Before you begin..................................................................................... 2
Assembling your system......................................................................... 3
Inspecting the contents..................................................................... 3
Setting up the server......................................................................... 4
Starting up the system............................................................................. 6
Quick check...................................................................................... 6
Troubleshooting guidelines............................................................. 7
System Features .................................................... .................9
Basic features......................................................................................... 10
Front panel............................................................................................. 11
Buttons............................................................................................ 12
Internal 3.5-inch drive bay............................................................. 12
LED indicators ............................................................................... 12
5.25-inch drive bays....................................................................... 13
Bezel doors and keylock................................................................ 13
RAID bay backplane...................................................................... 13
3.5-Inch LVD SCA drive bays...................................................... 13
3.5-inch diskette drive.................................................................... 13
Rear panel.............................................................................................. 14
Power supplies................................................................................ 15
Fans................................................................................................. 16
Chassis keylock.............................................................................. 16
Expansion slot cover plates............................................................ 16
I/O ports.......................................................................................... 17
Operating systems................................................................................. 18
Maintaining and Cleaning Your System ............ ....................19
Maintaining your hard drive ................................................................. 20
Using ScanDisk.............................................................................. 20
Contents i
Using Check Disk.......................................................................... 21
Using Disk Defragmenter.............................................................. 22
Protecting against viruses..................................................................... 23
Cleaning your system ........................................................................... 24
Cleaning the mouse........................................................................ 24
Cleaning the keyboard................................................................... 25
Cleaning the monitor screen.......................................................... 25
Cleaning the computer and monitor cases.................................... 25
Appendix .............. .............. .............. ......... .............. .............. ..27
Acronyms and abbreviations................................................................ 28
Terms and definitions........................................................................... 32
Regulatory compliance statements....................................................... 35
FCC Notice .................................................................................... 35
Industry Canada Notice................................................................. 35
CE Notice....................................................................................... 36
VCCI Notice .................................................................................. 36
Australia/New Zealand Notice...................................................... 37
Index ....................................................................................... 39
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Pref ace

About this guide......................................................iv
Conventions used in this guide............................... v
Important safety instructions.................................. vi

About this guide

The purpose of this User’s Guide is to help y ou unpack, assemb le, and install the system. This guide provides step-by-step setup and o perating instructions along with detailed illu strations throughout t he document. Below is a summary of the sections to f ollo w:
Chapter 1: Getting Started co vers inf ormation about the internal and external features as w ell as the syst em architecture and supported operat ing systems.
Chapter 2: System Features expl ains the main features of your system, including ho w to assembl e it, identifying connec tors and arranging your workspace.
Chapter 3: Maintaining and Cleaning Your System explains how to perform routine maintenance and cleaning on y our system.
We recommend you take time to r ead through the manual bef ore using the system. If you encounter a prob lem, refer to the h andy troublesho oting section in this guide.
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Con ventions used in this guide

Throughout this booklet, you will see the fol lo wing con ventions :
Convention Description
NTER
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TRL+ALT+DEL
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Setup
User’s Guide
Important!
Keyboard key names are prin ted in small capitals.
A plus sign indicates th at the ke ys must be pressed simultaneously.
Commands to be entered, options to select, and messages that appear on your monitor are printed in bold.
Names of publications and files are printed in italic.
An important informs you of special circumstances.
Caution!
Warning!
A caution warns you of possible damage to equipment or loss of data.
A warning indicates the possibility of personal injury.
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Important safety instructions

Observe the following gui delines w hen performing any w ork on y our system:
Foll ow all instructions marked on t his product and in the
documentation.
Unplug this product from the w all outlet be fore cleaning. Do not
use liquid or aerosol cleaners . Use a damp cloth for cle aning.
Do not use this product near water . Do not spill liquid on or int o the
product.
Do not place this product on an unstab le surface.
Openings in the system cabinet are provi ded for ventilat ion. Do not
block or co ver these openings. Do not pl ace this product near or
upon a radiator or heat re gister .
Use only the po w er source i ndicated on the po w er suppl y. If you
are not certain about y our pow er s ource, consult y our reseller or the
local pow er compan y.
This product is equipped with a 3-wire grounding plug (a plu g
with a grounding pin). This plug will only fit into a grounded
pow er outle t. This is a safety feat ure. If you ar e unable to i nsert the
plug into the outlet, contact y our electri cian to replace the out let.
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Do not walk on the po w er cord or allow anything to rest on it.
If you use an extensi on cord with this system, make sure the total
ampere ratings on the products plugged into the extens ion cord do
not exceed the extensi on cord ampere rating. Also, the total ampere
requirements for all products pl ugged into the w all outlet must not
exceed 15 amperes.
Never insert objects of any kind i nto the system vent ilation slot s.
Do not attempt to service the system y ourself exc ept as explaine d
elsewher e in the manual. Adjust onl y those controls co v ered in the
instructions. Opening or remo ving co vers marked “Do Not
Remove ” may e xpose y ou to dangerous v oltages or other risks.
Refer all servicing of those compartments to qualified service
personnel.
Under any of the follo wing conditions, unplug the system from the
wall outlet and re fer servicing to qualified personnel:
The pow er cord or plug i s damaged.
Liquid has been spilled into the s ystem.
The system does not operate properl y w hen the operating instructions are follo w ed.
The system was dropped, or the cabinet is damaged.
The product exhibits a dis tinct change in performance.
Important!
The system power cord serves as the main disconnect for the computer. The wall outlet must be easily accessible by the operator.
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Getting Started

Before you begin ..................................................... 2
Assembling your system......................................... 3
Starting up the system.............................................. 6
1

Before y ou begin

Congratulations on your purchase. With the arriv al of your ne w system, you are probabl y eager to assemb le the computer and ha ve it operat ing. This section helps you:
Assemble the system
Connect the monitor and keybo ard
Start up the system
Carefully read and f ollo w these instructions to e nsure that yo ur system operates correctly.
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Assembling y our system

Prepare a clean, flat, and firm surface for your computer . Allo w at
least three inches at the r ear of the chassis for cabling and ai r circulation.
Protect your computer from extreme temper ature and humidity . Do
not expose y our computer to direct s unlight, heater ducts, and other heat-generating objects.
Keep your sys tem a wa y fr om equipment that generates magnet ic
fields. Even a telephone placed too closely to the sys tem may cause interference.
Protect your system aga inst A C po w er spikes b y using a 3-prong,
115-V or 230-V (depending on the voltage supplied in yo ur locality) po wer cord , and a n A C surge control po w er strip. The system includes a TAC400 po w er suppl y. The pow er suppl y ships with a single hot-sw appab le module and can support up to tw o modules. The system requires a separate wal l outlet for each po wer supply module.

Inspecting the contents

Unpack the carton and inspect the contents. Standar d systems include th e following items:
Server
Po w er cab les
User’s guide
Maintaining and troubleshooti ng guide
Utilities
Enhanced keyboard
Check the packing list to ensure al l equipment and associated manuals are included in your shipment. Inspect ev erything carefull y.
Important!
Keep the product carton and foam packing, in case you have to ship t he system. If you return the system in different packaging, your warranty may be voided.
Getting Started 3

Setting up the server

Refer to Figure 1 and the f ollo wing procedures w hen connecti ng optional peripherals to your s ystem.
1.
2.
Important!
Shielded cables are required by the FCC.
3.
4.
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Figur e 1: Connecti ng P er ipher als
Connect the keyboard and mouse to thei r respecti ve ports using the pictures on the server’s rear co ver as a guide.
Connect the monitor video cab le to the video port. The location of the port may vary depending on w hether you use th e integrated video or a video card.
Connect the monitor po w er cable to an A C outlet or , pr eferabl y, a surge control outlet station.
Verify that the voltage s elector s witch on the po w er suppl y is set for the proper voltage (1 15V or 230V). If the syste m includes tw o hot-swap modul es, each module has a v oltage selector switc h.
Connect the pow er cab le to t he AC -In po w er socket on t he po w er
5.
supply. If the system includ es both hot-sw appab le modules, there will be an AC-I n po we r socket on each module.
Connect the other end of the po w er cab le(s) to an A C out let.
6.
Getting Started 5
Warning!
For safety reasons, both upper and lower bezel doors must be closed and locked while the system is running.

Starting up the system

Press the On/Off switch on the front panel to start the system. The green LED on the front panel lights.
If you turn off y our system, y ou must w ait at least ten se conds before y ou turn the system back on.
The system self-checks the memory even i f the monitor is not connec ted. If the monitor is connected and on, the scr een displa ys the start-up sequence.
If more than one CPU is installed, the system displays w hich CPU
it is currently testing. If any errors are encountered, your system displa ys them on the
monitor. If a monitor is not connected or th e system is unab le to displa y an
error, an error beep code sounds.
If the system encounters an error , it is most l ikel y a nonfatal one, meaning the system will function until t he error is corrected (usually through t he BIOS Setup). In the rare case of a fatal error, see “Quick check” on page6. If the information in this guide does not hel p you solv e the prob lem, check your
Maintaining and T r oubleshooting Guide
for instructions.
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Quick chec k

Sometimes, the simplest things can cause troub le. To avoid unnecessary service calls, be sure you check o v er the basi cs before you call for support. If your system does not oper ate correctly, re-read the instructions for the procedure(s) you ha v e performed. If an error occurs within an application, consult the documentation supplied wit h the softw are.
This section identifies solutions to common problems.
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