Getting Started

To begin using the tablet PC, locate the sliding latch on the right side of the screen’s front edge. When you slide this latch to the right, you will be able to lift the screen and open the tablet PC. You will notice a red nub located in the center of the keyboard, directly above the 'B' key. This is the tablet PC's built-in mouse, which you can control with your index finger. The two red-lined tabs below the keyboard are the left- and right-click buttons.

Some people are uncomfortable using the red nub as their mouse. You will be provided a mini-USB mouse on site, which you can use by inserting the USB plug into one of the two USB ports on the tablet PC. There is one USB port on either side of the computer; it does not matter which one you plug the mouse into. The mouse is plug-and-play, which means that it will work automatically once you plug it in.

To turn on the tablet PC, you can use either of its two power buttons.  Each power button is an oval-shaped button with a white dot in the center. One is located directly above the keyboard, in the center of the panel. The other is located directly beneath the screen, on the left-hand side.

Once the tablet PC has powered on, you will be at the Network Logon screen. This is the first level of system security. Click System Security for more information.

System Security

To ensure the confidentiality of sensitive case information, each tablet PC has three levels of security built into it. You must successfully pass each level in order to access the Application. The levels of security are: Encryption Login, Windows Login, and the USB Key.

Encryption Login

The Encryption Login screen is the first screen that will load after you turn on the tablet PC. It is green in color. At the prompt, you must first hit the Enter key, then type the encryption password. You will be provided this password onsite; it will not be the same as the password used at your training.

Note that you must hit Enter before you type the password. If you try to type the password before hitting the Enter key, your login attempt will fail. After three failed attempts, the tablet PC will lock. At this point, you will need to turn off the tablet PC, wait for it to power down, and then turn it on again to re-try the encryption login.

Also note that, once you have logged onto Windows (see below), a pop-up window will report on any failed attempts to login at the encryption screen.

Windows Login

The second level of security built into each tablet PC is the Windows login screen. You will see two login options here: "Administrator" and "CFSR Reviewer." Always click the second option, "CFSR Reviewer," regardless of your actual role on site. The "Administrator" option is only for system administrators who provide technical support.

After you click CFSR Reviewer, a textbox will open. Type the Windows login password you were provided onsite. Note that this password, like the Encryption password, will be different from what you used during your training.

Once you have logged in at this screen, the Windows desktop will display.


The final level of security built into each tablet PC is a USB key that you will be provided on site. This USB must be plugged into one of the tablet PC's two USB ports in order for the Application to launch.  Once your desktop has displayed, plug in the USB key and wait for the computer to recognize it. This may take up to a minute. If a window opens displaying the contents of the USB key, you may close it. You do not need to access any of the files on the USB key.

Once the USB key has been inserted and recognized, you are ready to launch the Application.


Launching the Application

Once the Windows desktop loads and you have inserted your USB key into the tablet PC, you can launch the Application. To launch the Application, locate and double-click the CFSR Data Management Application icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

The Data Management System (DMS) Welcome Screen will load. Click the large, orange Enter button to bypass this screen. The Application will open to its Overview Screen.

Exiting the Application and Shutting Down the Computer

Before you exit the Application, be sure that you have saved and backed up all of your recent work.

Exit the Application by using the Exit button, which is located in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Note that you should always close the Application with the Exit button, not with the red 'X' in the topmost corner. Also, you should always exit the Application before you shut down the computer.

To shut down the computer, click the Start button in the bottom left-hand corner to open the Start menu. Click the Turn Off Computer button. The computer will shut down automatically through a process that may take up to 1 minute.