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The Disk Cleanup tool helps you free up space on your hard disk by searching your disk for files that you can safely delete. You can choose to delete some or all of the files. Use Disk Cleanup to perform any of the following tasks to free up space on your hard disk: • • • • • • Remove temporary Internet files. Remove downloaded program files. Empty the Recycle Bin. Remove Windows temporary files. Remove optional Windows components that you are not using. Remove installed programs that you no longer use.
1. If the Disk Defragmenter tool is not already running, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Disk Cleanup. 2. Select the drive to cleanup using the drop down. 3. Click to select the check boxes next to the files that you want to remove, and then click OK. 4. Click Yes to the proceed with this action, and then click OK.
DEFRAGING A HARD DRIVE
This step-by-step guide describes how to perform maintenance on disk volumes on Windows XP-based computers. Analyzing and defragmenting disks can help to preserve the performance and general operation of the system. Although any user can gain access to the Disk Defragmenter tool, the ability to analyze or defragment a volume requires administrator privileges. To run the defragmentation operation, you must be logged on as an administrator or as a member of the local Administrators group. 1. If the Disk Defragmenter tool is not already running, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Disk Defragmenter. 2. Click the volume that you want to defragment. 3. Click Defragment to begin the operation. 4. Review the progress of the operation in the Defragmentation Display window. Fragmented files on the disk appear in red, contiguous files are blue, and system files are green. The goal is to eliminate most of the red in the window. This may take a long time to execute.
Appendix B Maintenance
DELETING AUDIO FILES
To conserve hard drive space it is a good idea to delete the existing audio files. 1. 2. 3. 4. Double click on My Computer, then select the Drive and Video folder. Click on the Views icon and select Details. Using the Title bar at the top of each description, click on the Type header. This will sort the files into wav (audio) and avi (video) files. Select the wav (audio) files and delete them using the delete key.
DELETING USELESS VIDEO FILES
To conserve hard drive space it is a good idea to delete the useless video files. 1. 2. Double click on My Computer, then select the Drive and Video folder. Right-click on the folder and select Delete.
CHANGING A DRIVE LETTER
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Log on as Administrator or as a member of the Administrators group. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Administrative Tools. Double-click Computer Management, and then click Disk Management in the left pane. Right-click the drive, the partition, the logical drive, or the volume that you want to assign a drive letter to, and then click Change Drive Letter and Paths. Click Change. Click Assign the following drive letter if it is not already selected, click the drive letter that you want to use, and then click OK. Click Yes when you are prompted to confirm the drive letter change. The drive letter of the drive, the partition, or the volume that you specified is changed, and the new drive letter appears in the appropriate drive, partition, or volume in the Disk Management tool.
The Local Disk or “C” drive cannot be altered.
Appendix B Maintenance
• Log on as Administrator or as a member of the Administrators group. Sometimes the downloaded file cannot be ran without authorization. • During the course of the year many upgrades and added features are added to the software. • To load the new updates click on Help from the menu bar and select Check For Software Updates. From there you will be linked to the DSV server and it will then be determined if the most current version is available. • If you are on a network setup, please update every machine before adding any information. • If you are having trouble loading the update, please contact tech support.
• It is a recommended to periodically backup your machine database in case the machine components or windows operation system malfunction. • Start by clicking on “Settings” then Backup Database. Choose the video folder in which to store the file. It is recommended that the file be placed onto a drive or memory source rather than the internal machine hard drive. • To restore the database, click on “Settings” then “Restore Database” and browse to the file. • Once chosen the file will overwrite and replace the existing database. • This feature does not work on Multi-User database setups.
Appendix B Maintenance
CONTACTING TECH SUPPORT
• Before contacting technical support, please reboot your computer to see if that resolves the problem. If you are on a network, make sure that the video server and database server are both running. • If the machine is not connected to the internet, please arrange to for it to be online. DSV tech support can take over the screen and fix the problem with greater efficiency. • Before contacting the “Live Support” feature online, please be in contact with a DSV rep on the phone. • Make sure you have the most current version of software allowed on your machine. To load the current version, on the menu bar click Help/Check For Software Updates – then click the “Check For Software Updates” button and load the current version. • If you are on a network setting, make sure all of the machines are on the same version. To do so, select Help – About, from the menu bar.
• If the product will not be used for an extended period of time, disconnect the AC adapter. This will reset the converter and extend the life of the product. • The switches on the bottom of the converter should have #1, #2 and #5 in the “Up” or “On” position. • Static electricity will severely damage the internal components. Before handling the product, discharge static electricity from you body by touching a grounded metal surface. • DO NOT set up the product on or next to a television set or any other device that produces static electricity. • DO NOT operate at other than the specified voltage of AC 100-240V. • DO NOT operate with an unofficial AC adapter, or with a car power supply. • DO NOT pull the FireWire cable when disconnecting, pull on the Plug itself. • DO NOT setup the product in an area that is exposed to direct sunlight or near a heating apparatus.