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  • Agilent ChemStation for GC Systems

    Installing Your Data Analysis ChemStation

    Agilent Technologies

  • Notices Agilent Technologies, Inc. 2004

    No part of this manual may be reproduced in any form or by any means (including elec-tronic storage and retrieval or translation into a foreign language) without prior agree-ment and written consent from Agilent Technologies, Inc. as governed by United States and international copyright laws.

    Manual Part NumberG2090-90020

    EditionFirst edition, July 2004

    Printed in USA

    Agilent Technologies, Inc.2850 Centerville Road Wilmington, DE 19808-1610 USA

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    2 Installing Your Data Analysis ChemStation

  • In This Manual...

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    This manual is intended to serve the needs of customers with existing PCs who want to install the Agilent Technologies ChemStation Data Analysis software. It provides information on how to prepare your PC for the use of the new Agilent ChemStation software, including installation/upgrade procedures and troubleshooting documentation.

    This manual assumes:

    You are familiar with the use of Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional or Windows XP Professional operating systems.

    You will be installing the software on a PC meeting the minimum hardware requirements.

    The manual presents information as described below.

    1

    Preparing for the Installation - This chapter gives an overview of the Agilent Data Analysis ChemStation software. It explains how to begin the installation/upgrade process by listing the PC requirements, software compatibilities, and contents on the CD-ROM.

    2

    Installing the Agilent Data Analysis ChemStation Software - This chapter gives detailed procedures for installing and upgrading the Agilent Data Analysis ChemStation software. It covers PC configuration steps and provides a procedure for safely removing the software from your PC.

    3

    Starting the Agilent Data Analysis ChemStation Software - This chapter gives instruction for starting your Agilent Data Analysis ChemStation software.

    4

    Troubleshooting - This chapter provides troubleshooting documentation for those in need of assistance.

    5

    Additional Resources - This chapter provides an overview of the additional Agilent ChemStation resources found on the Agilent ChemStation CD-ROM and the World Wide Web, including the Agilent Response Center Support Services and the Agilent Technologies Analytical Response Center.

    Installing Your Data Analysis ChemStation

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    Installing Your Data Analysis ChemStation

  • Contents

    1 Preparing for the Installation

    Installing Your Data Analysis ChemS

    Where to Start 8

    PC Requirements 9

    2 Installing the Agilent Data Analysis ChemStation Software

    Configuring Your PC 12

    Installing the Agilent Data Analysis ChemStation Software 13

    Upgrading from Agilent ChemStation Rev. A.09.03 and A.10.0x to Agilent ChemStation B.01.xx 20

    Activating the XML-Based Interface 23

    Uninstalling the Agilent ChemStation Software 24

    3 Starting the Agilent Data Analysis ChemStation Software

    Starting the Software 28

    4 Troubleshooting

    Software Start-Up Problems 32

    Printing Problems 36

    Computer Problems 40

    42

    5 Additional Resources

    Agilent Response Center 44

    Contents of the Agilent Data Analysis ChemStation CD-ROM 46

    tation 5

  • 6

    Learning Products 48

    Agilent ChemStation Help System 49

    Index

    Installing Your Data Analysis ChemStation

  • Agilent ChemStation for GC SystemsInstalling Your Data Analysis ChemStation

    1Preparing for the Installation

    Where to Start 8

    PC Requirements 9

    This section explains how to prepare your PC for an Agilent Data Analysis ChemStation software installation. Your PC must meet the minimum hardware requirements listed in PC Requirements on page 9.

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  • 1 Preparing for the Installation

    Where to Start

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    To install the Agilent Data Analysis ChemStation software:

    1 Verify that your PC meets the necessary requirements as described in PC Requirements on page 9.

    2 Install the software as described in Chapter 2.

    If any problems occur with installing/running the software, refer to Chapter 4, Troubleshooting, starting on page 31.

    For additional resources to assist with the installation of your Agilent Data Analysis ChemStation software, See Chapter 5, Additional Resources, starting on page 43.

    The Agilent Data Analysis ChemStation software serves the needs of customers with existing PCs who want to evaluate data offline. This software helps perform chromatographic data evaluation of GC, LC, and A/D data. Instrument control modules cannot be added to this software.

    Installing Your Data Analysis ChemStation

  • Preparing for the Installation 1

    PC Requirements

    Installing Your Data

    Minimum hardware requirements for your Agilent Data Analysis ChemStation software version B.01.xx are:

    A personal computer with an Intel Pentium IV processor(1.5 GHz or greater)

    1024 768 resolution display, 16k colors or better 20 GB hard disk (600 MB free disk space)

    CD-ROM drive

    256 MB RAM

    A Microsoft Windows XP Professional (Service Pack 1a) or Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional (Service Pack 4) operating environment

    All PC hardware and peripherals must be listed in the Microsoft Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) which is available from the Microsoft home page on the World Wide Web (http://www.microsoft.com). If your PC hardware is not listed in the HCL, the system may not work correctly with the Agilent ChemStation software.

    Analysis ChemStation 9

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    1 Preparing for the Installation

    Installing Your Data Analysis ChemStation

  • Agilent ChemStation for GC SystemsInstalling Your Data Analysis ChemStation

    2Installing the Agilent Data Analysis ChemStation Software

    Configuring Your PC 12

    Installing the Agilent Data Analysis ChemStation Software 13

    Upgrading from Agilent ChemStation Rev. A.09.03 and A.10.0x to Agilent ChemStation B.01.xx 20

    Activating the XML-Based Interface 23

    Uninstalling the Agilent ChemStation Software 24

    This section explains how to configure your PC and install the new Agilent Data Analysis ChemStation software. It also explains how to upgrade existing Agilent ChemStation software versions A.09.03 or higher to B.01.xx, activate the XML-based data exchange, and uninstall the Agilent Data Analysis ChemStation from your PC.

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    Configuring Your PC

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    Your PC must meet the minimum PC requirements specified in Chapter 1 before running the

    NOTEAgilent ChemStation B.01.xx setup program.

    Keep your PC disconnected from the Internet during the installation phase. It is

    NOTErecommended that you install the latest security fixes, as supported by Agilent, and install virus definitions before connecting to any network.

    Configure your PC as follows before installing your Agilent ChemStation software.

    1 Install the Windows 2000 Professional or Windows XP Professional operating system and the required patches and/or service packs on the PC (see PC Requirements on page 9 for more information).

    2 Logon as a Windows administrator, as changes will be made to the CHEMSTATION.INI file and the Windows registry.

    3 Set the Regional (and Language) Options in the Control Panel of your System to English (US). If you use another language, the following settings are mandatory:

    Decimal symbol = . (point)

    Digit grouping symbol = , (comma)

    List separator = , (comma)

    4 Check that you have at least 600 MB of free space on your hard disk to run the installation.

    For more details, please follow the instructions outlined in the Windows XP Professional Configuration document, which is available as a PDF file on the Agilent ChemStation CD-ROM. This document describes required system settings for the best Agilent ChemStation performance.

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