Solving Problems 85
If you have problems with a hard drive
PC Card Problems
General Program Problems
NOTE: Software usually includes installation instructions in its documentation or on a floppy
disk or CD.
ALLOW THE COMPUTER TO COOL BEFORE TURNING IT ON — A hot
hard drive may prevent the operating system from starting. Try allowing the
computer to return to room temperature before turning it on.
CHECK THE DRIVE FOR ERRORS —
1 Click the Start button and click My Computer.
2 Right-click the drive letter (local disk) that you want to scan for errors, and
then click Properties.
3 Click the Tools tab.
4 Under Error-checking, click Check Now.
5 Click Start.
CHECK THE PC CARD — Ensure that the PC Card is properly inserted into
ENSURE THAT THE CARD IS RECOGNIZED BY WINDOWS
click the Unplug or Eject Hardware icon in the Windows taskbar. Ensure that
the card is listed.
IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS WITH A DELL-PROVIDED PC CARD —
Contact Dell (see page 126).
IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS WITH A PC CARD NOT PROVIDED BY
ELL — Contact the PC Card manufacturer.