Dell Precision M60 User Manual

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Dell Precision™ M60 Series Mobile Workstation User's Guide

Notes, Notices, and Cautions

Abbreviations and Acronyms

For a complete list of abbreviations and acronyms, see the



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Finding Information

Documentation Updates

Using Microsoft® Windows®

Using Devices

Using the Dell™ Drivers and Utilities CD

Fixing Problems

Installing Parts


About Your Computer

Left View

Right View

Back View

Bottom View


Using Microsoft® Windows® XP

Help and Support Center

Switching to Classic View

Desktop Cleanup Wizard

User Accounts and Fast User Switching

Files and Settings Transfer Wizard

Program Compatibility Wizard

Home and Small Office Networking

Internet Connection Firewall


Dell™ QuickSet Features

Clicking the QuickSet Icon

Double-Clicking the QuickSet Icon

Right-Clicking the QuickSet Icon


Using the Keyboard and Touch Pad

Keyboard Shortcuts

Touch Pad

Customizing the Touch Pad and Track Stick


Using the Display

Switching the Video Image

Setting Display Resolution


Using the Module Bay

Checking the Charge on the Second Battery

Removing and Installing Devices While the Computer Is Turned Off

Removing and Installing Devices While the Computer Is Running

Using the CD or DVD Tray


Using a Battery

Checking the Battery Charge

Charging the Battery

Removing a Battery

Installing a Battery

Storing a Battery


Power Management

Power Management Wizard

Power Management Modes

Power Options Properties


Using PC Cards

PC Card Blanks

Extended PC Cards

Installing a PC Card

Removing a PC Card or Blank


Using Smart Cards

Installing a Smart Card


Traveling With Your Computer

Packing the Computer

Travel Tips



Using a Primary Password

Using an Administrator Password

Using a Hard Drive Password

Assigning an Asset Tag


Solving Problems

Error Messages

Video and Display Problems

Sound and Speaker Problems

Printer Problems

Modem and Internet Connection Problems

Touch Pad or Mouse Problems

External Keyboard Problems

Unexpected Characters

Smart Card Problems

Network Problems

General Program Problems

If Your Dell™ Computer Gets Wet

If You Drop or Damage Your Computer

Resolving Other Technical Problems


Using the Dell Diagnostics

Features of the Dell Diagnostics

Starting the Dell Diagnostics


Cleaning Your Computer


Reinstalling Software

Resolving Software and Hardware Incompatibilities

Using Microsoft® Windows® System Restore

Reinstalling Microsoft® Windows® XP

Reinstalling Windows 2000


Adding and Replacing Parts

Adding Memory

Adding a Mini PCI Card

Adding a Modem

Replacing the Hard Drive

Replacing the Bluetooth™ Card

Connecting a Television to the Computer


Using the System Setup Program

Viewing the System Setup Screens

System Setup Screens

Commonly Used Options


Alert Standard Format (ASF)


Getting Help

Technical Assistance

Problems With Your Order

Product Information

Returning Items for Warranty Repair or Credit

Before You Call

Contacting Dell





Macrovision Product Notice

Ergonomic Computing Habits

Regulatory Notices

Warranty and Return Policy




A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer.


A NOTICE indicates either potential damage to hardware or loss of data and tells you how to avoid the problem.


A CAUTION indicates a potential for property damage, personal injury, or death.