DELL 1100-b110 User Manual

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Dell™ Dimension™ 1100/B110
Owner’s Manual
Model DMC
keyboard connector
mouse connector
USB 2.0 connectors (4)
microphone connector*
line-in connector*
line-out connector*
parallel connector
serial connector
PCI card slots (3)
voltage selection switch
power connector
network adapter connector
diagnostic lights (4)
cover latch**
*On computers with integrated sound.
**May not be present on all computers.
integrated video connector
CD or DVD drive 
activity light
CD or DVD eject button
floppy drive light
floppy drive eject button
hard-drive activity light
power button
power light
USB 2.0 
connectors (2)
headphone connector
service tag

Summary of Contents of user manual for DELL 1100-b110

  • Page 1: Owner’s Manual Dell™ Dimension™ 1100/B110 Owner’s Manual service tag CD or DVD drive activity light CD or DVD eject button floppy...
  • Page 2Notes, Notices, and Cautions NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer. NOTICE:...
  • Page 3: ContentsContents Finding Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
  • Page 4 Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
  • Page 5 Restoring Your Operating System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
  • Page 6 Floppy Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
  • Page 7Finding Information NOTE: Some features or media may be optional and may not ship with your computer. Some features or...
  • Page 8What Are You Looking For? Find It Here • Service Tag and Express Service Code Service Tag and Microsoft® Windows®...
  • Page 9: Setting Up and Using Your ComputerSetting Up and Using Your Computer Setting Up a Printer NOTICE: Complete the operating system setup before you connect a...
  • Page 10 3 Attach the USB printer cable to the USB connectors on the computer and the printer. The USB connectors...
  • Page 11 parallel connector on computer connector on printer clips (2) screws (2) notches (2) parallel printer cable 4 Turn on...
  • Page 12 network adapter connector network adapter connector on computer network device network cable Network Setup Wizard The Microsoft® Windows® XP...
  • Page 13If you are using a dial-up connection, connect a telephone line to the modem connector on your computer and to...
  • Page 14 Playing CDs and DVDs NOTICE: Do not press down on the CD or DVD tray when you open or...
  • Page 15 Eject Go to the next track A DVD player includes the following basic buttons: Stop Restart the current chapter...
  • Page 16 Adjusting the Picture If an error message notifies you that the current resolution and color depth are using too...
  • Page 17 • If you have two CD or DVD drives, select the drive into which you have inserted your source...
  • Page 18 Helpful Tips • Use Microsoft® Windows® Explorer to drag and drop files to a CD-R or CD-RW only after...
  • Page 19: Solving ProblemsSolving Problems Troubleshooting Tips Follow these tips when you troubleshoot your computer: • If you added or removed a part...
  • Page 20 TE S T T H E D R I V E — • Insert another floppy disk, CD, or...
  • Page 21Hard drive problems RUN CHECK DISK — 1 Click the Start button and click My Computer. 2 Right-click Local Disk...
  • Page 22 VE R I F Y T H A T T H E M O D E M I S...
  • Page 23drive letter : \ I S N O T A C C E S S I B L E ....
  • Page 24 Keyboard Problems CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions located in...
  • Page 25A program stops responding END THE PROGRAM — 1 Press <Ctrl><Shift><Esc> simultaneously. 2 Click Applications. 3 Click the program that...
  • Page 26 Other software problems CHECK THE SOFTWARE DOCUMENTATION OR CONTACT THE SOFTWARE MANUFACTURER FOR TROUBLESHOOTING INFORMATION — • Ensure that...
  • Page 27IF YOU EXPERIENCE OTHER MEMORY PROBLEMS — • Reseat the memory modules (see page 55) to ensure that your computer...
  • Page 28 R E I N S T A L L T H E M O U S E D R...
  • Page 29I F T H E P O W E R L I G H T I S O F F...
  • Page 30 CHECK THE PRINTER CABLE CONNECTIONS — • See the printer documentation for cable connection information. • Ensure that the...
  • Page 31 VE R I F Y T H A T T H E S C A N N E R I...
  • Page 32 RUN THE SPEAKER DIAGNOSTICS R E I N S T A L L T H E S O U...
  • Page 33 C H E C K T H E D I A G N O S T I C L I...
  • Page 3434 Solving Problems
  • Page 35: Advanced TroubleshootingAdvanced Troubleshooting Diagnostic Lights CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions located...
  • Page 36 Light Pattern Problem Description Suggested Resolution A possible graphics card failure has • If the computer has a graphics...
  • Page 37Light Pattern Problem Description Suggested Resolution A possible expansion card failure has 1 Determine if a conflict exists by occurred....
  • Page 38 Light Pattern Problem Description Suggested Resolution The computer is in a normal operating None. condition after POST. A B...
  • Page 39 Option Function Custom Test Tests a specific device. You can customize the tests you want to run. Symptom Tree...
  • Page 40 Drivers What Is a Driver? A driver is a program that controls a device such as a printer, mouse,...
  • Page 41Using Windows XP Device Driver Rollback If a problem occurs on your computer after you install or update a driver,...
  • Page 42 • Dell PC Restore by Symantec restores your hard drive to the operating state it was in when you...
  • Page 43 5 Click Next. The Restoration Complete screen appears after System Restore finishes collecting data and then the computer restarts. 6...
  • Page 44 To use PC Restore: 1 Turn on the computer. During the boot process, a blue bar with www.dell.com appears...
  • Page 45 NOTE: If the partition for PC Restore does not exist on your computer’s hard drive, a message appears stating...
  • Page 46 4 Press <F12> immediately after the DELL™ logo appears. If the operating system logo appears, wait until you see...
  • Page 47: Removing and Installing PartsRemoving and Installing Parts Before You Begin This chapter provides procedures for removing and installing the components in your computer....
  • Page 48 Before Working Inside Your Computer Use the following safety guidelines to help protect your computer from potential damage and...
  • Page 49Front and Back View of the Computer Front View 1 10 2 9 3 8 7 4 6 5 1...
  • Page 50 8 power light The power light illuminates and blinks or remains solid to indicate different states: • No light —...
  • Page 514 line-in connector Use the blue line-in connector to attach a record/playback device such as a cassette player, CD player,...
  • Page 52 Removing the Computer Cover CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions...
  • Page 53Inside View of Your Computer CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, see the safety instructions...
  • Page 54 System Board Components floppy drive connector IDE drive connector CD/DVD drive control panel standby power (FLOPPY) (J4J1) (PRI-IDE) J6J2)...
  • Page 55Memory You can increase your computer memory by installing memory modules on the system board. For information on the type...
  • Page 56 NOTICE: If you remove your original memory modules from the computer during a memory upgrade, keep them separate from...
  • Page 57 8 To insert a module, press out the securing clip at each end of the memory module connector. memory connector...
  • Page 58 11 Replace the computer cover (see page 78). NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into...
  • Page 59 securing screw filler bracket CAUTION: Some network adapters automatically start the computer when they are connected to a network....
  • Page 60 not fully seated card fully seated card bracket within slot bracket caught outside of slot 4 Secure the card...
  • Page 61 3 Remove the securing screw from the card bracket. 4 Grasp the card by its top corners, and ease it...
  • Page 62 Removing the Front Panel 1 Follow the procedures in "Before You Begin" on page 47. 2 Remove the computer...
  • Page 63Removing the Front-Panel Insert 1 Press in the two insert tabs. tabs (2) insert 2 Push out the front-panel insert....
  • Page 64 Reattaching the Front Panel 1 Reattach the front panel to the side hinges. side hinges (3) front panel 2...
  • Page 65General Installation Guidelines Connect the IDE hard drive to the system board connector labeled PRI IDE. Connect CD/DVD drives to...
  • Page 66 Hard Drive CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions located in...
  • Page 67 hard drive bracket tabs (2) drive bracket bracket-securing screws (2) 3 If you are replacing the hard drive, remove...
  • Page 68 Installing a Hard Drive 1 Unpack the replacement hard drive, and prepare it for installation. 2 Check the documentation...
  • Page 69 6 Connect a power cable to the drive. 7 Connect the data cable to the drive and to the system...
  • Page 70 Floppy Drive CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions located in...
  • Page 71 2 Remove the floppy drive bracket from the computer: a Remove the bracket-securing screw for the floppy drive. b Remove...
  • Page 72 5 Secure the floppy drive bracket with the top bracket screw that came with your drive. 6 Reattach the...
  • Page 73CD/DVD Drive CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions located in the...
  • Page 74 drive securing screw extra alignment screws (2 or 4) alignment screws (2) Installing a CD/DVD Drive 1 If you...
  • Page 7511 Connect your computer and devices to their electrical outlets, and turn them on. See the documentation that came with...
  • Page 76 drive securing screw extra alignment screws (2 or 4) alignment screws (2) 4 After the drive is in place,...
  • Page 77 8 Reattach the front panel (see page 64). 9 Replace the computer cover (see page 78). NOTICE: To connect a...
  • Page 78 battery battery socket tab 6 Replace the computer cover (see page 78). NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first...
  • Page 79: AppendixAppendix Specifications Processor Processor type Intel® Pentium® 4 with HT Technology and Intel Celeron® NOTE: Not all Pentium 4 processors...
  • Page 80 Computer Information (continued) NIC integrated network interface capable of 10/100 communication. System Clock Intel Pentium 4: 800 MHz Intel...
  • Page 81Connectors (continued) PS/2 (keyboard and mouse) 6-pin mini-DIN USB two front-panel and four back-panel USB 2.0–compliant connectors Audio Three connectors...
  • Page 82 Physical Height x width x depth 36.8 x 18.4 x 42.6 cm (14.5 x 7.25 x 16.75 inches) Weight...
  • Page 83 NOTICE: Unless you are an expert computer user, do not change the settings for this program. Certain changes can...
  • Page 84 System Setup Options NOTE: Depending on your computer and installed devices, the items listed in this section may not...
  • Page 85Boot Sequence Lists the drives in the order by which they boot. • Floppy device - Identifies and defines the...
  • Page 86 Integrated Devices Sound Enables or disables the onboard audio controller Network Interface You can set the NIC to On...
  • Page 87System Security This section displays available system security options. Password Status This option locks the system password field with the...
  • Page 88 POST Behavior Fastboot When set to On (default), your computer starts more quickly because it skips certain configurations and...
  • Page 89 3 When F2 = Setup, F12 = Boot Menu appears in the upper-right corner of the screen, press <F12>. If...
  • Page 90 Clearing Forgotten Passwords CAUTION: Before you begin any of the procedures in this section, follow the safety instructions located...
  • Page 91 NOTICE: To connect a network cable, first plug the cable into the network wall jack and then plug it...
  • Page 92 Clean your floppy drive using a commercially available cleaning kit. These kits contain pretreated floppy disks to remove contaminants...
  • Page 93Definition of "Third-Party" Software and Peripherals Third-party software and peripherals include any peripheral, accessory, or software program sold by Dell...
  • Page 94 particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by...
  • Page 95Country (City) Department Name or Service Area, Area Codes, International Access Code Website and E-Mail Address Local Numbers, and Country...
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  • Page 112112 Appendix
  • Page 113: IndexIndex A CD-RW drive cover problems, 20 cover latch, 51 audio. See sound CDs removing, 52 copying, 16 replacing, 78...
  • Page 114114 Index drives front panel internet hard drive, 66 insert, 63 connection, about, 12 installing CD/DVD, 74 removing, 62 connection,...
  • Page 115modem power problems (continued) connector, 51 button, 49 monitor is hard to read, 33 problems, 21 connector, 51 network, 28...
  • Page 116116 Index Service Tag, 8, 50 T W settings technical support warranty information, 7 system setup, 82 policy, 92 Windows...
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