HP Pavilion 8900 - Desktop PC Specifications

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Introducing the Quick Start Guide .........1
Safety Information ................................................. 1
Using the Quick Start Guide................................... 3
Finding Additional Information ............................... 4
Setting Up the PC..................................5
Turning On the PC for the First Time ........................ 6
Registering with HP ............................................... 7
Making Recovery CDs or DVD................................ 7
Getting Help......................................................... 8
Protecting the PC................................................... 8
Working in Comfort .............................................. 9
Using the PC .......................................11
Introducing the Basics.......................................... 11
Windows operating system .............................. 11
Start menu...................................................... 11
Contents
Contents
Organize your All Program list ......................... 12
Help and Support ........................................... 13
Using the Mouse................................................. 14
The scroll feature ............................................ 15
To use the autoscroll feature ............................. 16
To use the panning feature ............................... 16
Switching mouse button functions...................... 16
Changing the mouse pointer speed................... 17
Using the Keyboard ............................................ 17
Introduction .................................................... 17
Keyboard features .......................................... 18
Buttons .......................................................... 26
Button configuration ........................................ 30
Using the Monitor ............................................... 31
Modifying monitor display properties ................ 31
Using Speakers .................................................. 32
Using multi-channel audio speakers................... 32
To connect your multi-channel speaker system
to the PC........................................................ 33
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To configure multi-channel audio output for
speakers configuration .................................... 33
To configure multi-channel audio output for
the DVD player............................................... 34
To use the microphone with
multi-channel audio ......................................... 34
Adjusting speaker volume ................................ 35
Using a Microphone ........................................... 36
Adjusting microphone volume .......................... 37
Using a Television ............................................... 38
Cables you may need ..................................... 38
Connecting to a TV set .................................... 38
Viewing the PC image on TV............................ 40
Disabling the TV option ................................... 41
Disconnecting the TV ....................................... 42
Turning Off the PC .............................................. 42
Putting the PC into Standby and
Hibernation Mode .............................................. 43
Standby mode ................................................ 43
Hibernation mode........................................... 44
Automatic standby or hibernation mode ............ 45
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Setting Up and Using the Internet....... 47
Introducing the Internet........................................ 47
What is the Internet? ....................................... 47
What is an ISP?.............................................. 48
What is the World Wide Web?........................ 48
What is a URL? .............................................. 49
What is an e-mail address? ............................. 49
How do I search the Internet?........................... 50
Setting Up the Modem ........................................ 50
Upgrading to V.92 ......................................... 53
Setting Up the Network Interface .......................... 53
Setting Up Your Internet Account .......................... 54
Signing up with an ISP using
Easy Internet Sign-up....................................... 54
Connecting to the Internet .................................... 55
Using ISP-provided browser ............................. 55
Using any browser.......................................... 56
Visiting the Hewlett-Packard Web Site ................... 56
Viewing online manuals .................................. 57
Sending and Receiving E-Mail.............................. 58
If the ISP provides the browser ......................... 59
If using Outlook Express .................................. 59
Understanding Your Drives ................................... 61
Using the Diskette (Floppy) Drive........................... 62
Using the 6-In-1 Memory Card Reader .................. 62
Special note about the Safely Remove
Hardware Utility ............................................. 63
To use the 6-In-1 memory card reader................ 63
Inserting a CD or DVD......................................... 66
Removing a CD or DVD ....................................... 67
Handling CDs..................................................... 68
Playing Music CDs .............................................. 68
Using MusicMatch Jukebox .............................. 68
Using Windows Media Player .......................... 69
Creating a CD by Using the CD-RW Drive ............. 71
Creating a CD by Using RecordNow .................... 71
Creating a music CD ....................................... 72
Creating a data CD ........................................ 74
Playing DVD Movies............................................ 74
Playing a DVD ................................................ 75
Viewing Help information ................................ 76
Understanding DVD terminology ....................... 76
Using the WinDVD control panel ...................... 77
Using country/region codes............................. 77
Creating a DVD by Using the
DVD+RW/+R Drive............................................. 79
Using the Combo Drive ....................................... 79
Using HP Pavilion PC Tools .................................. 80
Getting Updates from HP for the PC.... 81
Informing You of Changes.................................... 81
Using Updates from HP Messages ........................ 81
To start Updates from HP ................................. 82
To turn off the Updates from HP Service ............. 82
Re-enabling the Updates from HP Service .......... 83
Resolving Problems ............................ 85
Troubleshooting .................................................. 85
Using Application Recovery
and System Recovery ......................... 93
Creating Recovery CDs/DVDs.............................. 96
Using HP PC Recovery CD-DVD Creator ............ 98
Using HP Recovery Tools CD ............................ 99
System Restore ................................................. 100
Application Recovery ........................................ 101
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Contents
Doing Common Tasks .........................61
System Recovery............................................... 102
Starting System Recovery If the PC Is
Responding .................................................. 103
Starting System Recovery If the PC Is Not
Responding .................................................. 103
System Recovery Using Recovery discs ................ 104
Starting System Recovery using
recovery discs .............................................. 104
Freeing Up Space on Your Hard Disk Drive.......... 107
To display hard disk space............................. 108
Increasing available hard disk space .............. 108
Uninstalling programs ................................... 108
Removing desktop icons ................................ 109
Using the Disk Cleanup utility ......................... 109
Reinstalling programs .................................... 110
Index............................................... 111
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Start Here
Welcome
Thank you for becoming a member
of the HP Pavilion home PC family.
This “Start Here” section is an
overview of some of the added
software features and tools
available on your HP Pavilion. The
rest of this Quick Start Guide gives
you information on how to use your
computer. With this guide, you can
use your computer with confidence.
Note: The screens on your
computer may not match
the screens pictured on
these pages.
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Inventory Checklist
Power cord
Modem cable
PC
Keyboard
The documentation includes:
Setup poster
This Quick Start Guide
Warranty and Support Guide, containing support,
warranty, license, regulatory, and safety information
Upgrading and Servicing the PC guide
(select models installed on PC, or in print)
Read first, addenda, or other documents if applicable
Creating DVDs and CDs guide (select models)
Microsoft Windows XP guide
My HP Pavilion home PC brochure (select models)
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Mouse
Documentation
Note: Your contents may vary.
PC Front
Your PC may look different from the
ones shown here. Component,
connector location, type, and number
vary by model.
— CD storage (select models)
— CD-ROM or CD-RW drive
— DVD-ROM or DVD+RW/+R drive
— Diskette (floppy) drive
— 6-In-1 Memory card reader
(select models)
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F — FireWire (IEEE 1394)
G — USB 2.0 (two shown)
H — Audio Line In
I — Microphone
K — On button/indicator
M — Hard disk activity indicator
N — Door opened to show connectors
A
A
B
B
C
C
D
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B
C
D
E
D
E
N
K
M
K
H
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M
N
F
F
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Multi-Storage Bay
Some PCs have a multi-storage bay
(select models only) on the top of the
PC chassis. You can use it to store ten
CDs/DVDs, to store memory cards,
or as a place for peripherals, such
as a digital camera docking station.
The bay design allows you to place
a device and thread the USB or
FireWire (IEEE 1394) data cable
and the power cord for the device
underneath the top cover to the
connectors at the back of the PC.
A
To store CDs, open the top cover
(figure A) and gently lift the two
sections to form the spindle (figure B).
You can store 10 CDs/DVDs.
Your PC may look different from the
one shown here. Component,
connector location, type, and number
vary by model.
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Multi-Storage Bay — Peripheral Placement
1 Open the bay cover. Hold the
cover on each side near the
hinges, then lift the cover and
slide it toward the back of the
chassis (figure C). Gently lift
it off.
C
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To use the multi-storage bay for a
peripheral device, do the
following:
2 Thread the cables through the
cable tunnel opening at the back
of the bay (figure D). Connect
data and power cables to the
peripheral device, and place
the peripheral in the bay.
3 Connect the data cable to the
USB or FireWire (IEEE 1394)
connector on the back of the
PC. Plug the power cord into
a power outlet.
D
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the one shown here. Component,
connector location, type, and
number vary by model.
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Multi-Storage Bay — Peripheral Placement (Continued)
To use the chassis top to set a
peripheral device, do the following:
G
E
1 Remove the bay cover (see step 1
on previous page).
2 Grasp the tab and pull it out
toward the front of the chassis
(figure E). Put the tab in its
storage area in the bay near the
spindle (figure F).
3 Thread the data and power
cables for the device through the
cable tunnel opening at the back
of the bay. Place the cables in the
tab opening and replace the bay
cover. Close the cover.
4 Connect the cables to the device,
and place it on the top of the
chassis (figure G). At the back of
the PC, connect the data cable to
the USB or FireWire (IEEE 1394)
connector on the back of the PC.
Plug the power cord into a power
outlet.
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Connect your keyboard, mouse,
monitor, and modem as described
in the setup poster. Turn on the
computer for the first time and finish
the registration process. Then, add
a printer or other device, or install
any software programs that came
on CDs or DVDs included in the
computer box (select models only).
SERIAL
Your computer may look different
from the one shown here.
Component, connector location,
type, and number vary by model.
PS/2 keyboard
PS/2 mouse
Serial
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PC Back
Parallel
Telephone
OUT
Joystick
IN
ETHERNET
USB 2.0
Monitor
SERIAL
Audio Out
Audio In
Microphone
Speaker out
Ethernet
TV out
Modem
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PC Connector Symbols
Symbols in this table identify connectors.
Symbol
Description
Symbol
Mouse (PS/2)
Keyboard (PS/2)
Universal Serial Bus (USB) for mouse,
keyboard, digital camera, or other device
with a USB connector
Description
Audio Line Out (powered speakers)
OUT
Audio Line In
IN
Headphones
Printer (parallel)
Monitor
serial
Serial port for digital camera or other
serial device
Speaker
Many peripherals and external devices are Plug and Play.
Plug and Play describes the ability to add or remove
components without any special procedures such as
resetting jumpers and testing for conflicts. When you add a
Plug and Play peripheral, the PC recognizes it and obtains
the best driver for the device.
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Microphone
Joystick/MIDI
FireWire (IEEE 1394) for video cameras or
other devices with very fast transfer rates
Your PC may look
different from the one shown
here. External components
shown in the following
figure are not included with
the PC. Back connector
location, type, and number
vary by model.
Note: Before using your components,
you may need to install the
software that came with the
component.
HP Products Work Better Together
HP computers include pre-loaded software for select HP All-In-One,
camera, scanner, and printer peripheral products. Pre-loaded software
simplifies and speeds product setup for HP peripherals. Simply connect
the HP peripheral product, turn it on, and your HP PC automatically
configures it so it is ready to use.
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PC Back Connections
PC Front Connections
Your PC may look different from
the one shown here. External
components shown in the
following figure are not included
with the PC. Front connector
location, type, and number
vary by model.
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Note: Before using your
components, you may need
to install the software that
came with the component.
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Register with HP
Start Here
Register your HP Pavilion
home PC with Hewlett-Packard
so HP can assist you with your
technical support needs (select
models only).
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Internet
Click Start, choose
All Programs, choose
Online Services, and then
click Easy Internet Sign-up
(available on select models)
for a simple step-by-step wizard
to guide you through setup for
the Internet and e-mail.
For information about modem
setup, the Internet, and e-mail,
see the related sections inside
this guide. You can also find
helpful information by clicking
Start, Help and Support,
and then My HP Pavilion PC
(select models only).
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HP Desktop
Help and Support
Easy Internet Sign-up
(select models)
HP Tour Guide
Start Here
The HP desktop has
shortcut icons that make it
easy to find the things you
need. Click the icon to
find out more information
about that program.
Note: The screen on your
computer may not match
the screen pictured here.
Start button
Taskbar
System tray
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Start Menu
Click the Start button to
view the Start menu, the entry
point to everything on your
PC. Look at the following
pages to learn about important
software programs and tools
available to you.
Choose All Programs and
then choose Hewlett-Packard
to find HP-specific software (select
models only).
Help and Support
All Programs
Start button
Note: The screen on your PC may not
match the screen pictured here.
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Help and Support
Start Here
Click Start and then
Help and Support
to learn about your PC
and get your questions
answered.
HP Pavilion
information
and support
(select models)
Help and support news
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My HP Pavilion PC
Learn how
to use your
HP Pavilion
home PC
Click Start, Help and
Support, and then
My HP Pavilion PC
for detailed instructions
and information about
your PC (select models
only).
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Start Here
HP Instant Support
Send a help request
Click Start, Help and
Support, and then
HP Instant Support.
Run tests yourself, or contact
an HP Support analyst for
help over the Internet (select
models only).
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All Programs
Click Start and then
choose All Programs to
find the software
programs on your PC.
Choose Hewlett-Packard,
and then choose
Hewlett-Packard
HP Pavilion PC Tools
to find HP drivers and
the HP Tour Guide (select
models only).
HP Pavilion
PC Tools
All Programs
Start button
Note: The screen on your PC may not match the screen
pictured here.
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HP Tour Guide
Start Here
Click Start, choose
All Programs,
Hewlett-Packard, choose
hp pavilion pc tools, and
then click hp tour guide
(select models only).
Or
Click the icon on the desktop
(select models).
Let the HP Tour Guide show
you the desktop and the basics
of the Internet and e-mail.
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Your Warranty & Support Guide
You can get help over the
telephone from HP.
See the Warranty and Support
Guide included with the
computer documentation for
the terms of your HP Pavilion
warranty coverage, for license
information, and for support
telephone numbers and
addresses.
The Warranty and Support
Guide contains operating
specifications for the PC along
with regulatory and safety
information.
Note: Your document contents may vary.
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HP Web Sites
Start Here
Type these Web site addresses
into the Address box of your
Internet browser, and then press
the Enter key on your keyboard
to find helpful information from
HP online.
http://www.hp.com
This main Web site has
the latest information about your
HP Pavilion home PC and all your
HP products. Receive technical
support, download software
updates, and find out about
HP’s home and business services.
http://www.hp.com/
cposupport/
Use this worldwide Web site for all
your technical support needs.
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Microsoft Windows XP Operating System
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®
For questions about the Microsoft Windows XP operating
system, refer to:
Help and Support, for onscreen help and
troubleshooting — click Start and then
Help and Support.
The Microsoft Windows XP guide, included with the
computer documentation.
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Recovery System and Hard Drive Space
!
Selective: Ensures that the recovery data is matched to
the particular PC model. You can easily recover only the
application or system software you need.
!
Fast: Recovers only the software you need; preserves
user data and files.
System recovery using recovery discs has two options:
!
Standard Recovery: This option recovers factory-shipped
programs, drivers, and the operating system without
affecting data files.
!
Full System Recovery: This recovery erases hard
disk drive data, reformats the drive, creates a new disk
partition, and then installs the operating system. You must
reinstall any software that was not installed on the
computer at the factory.
Instructions for using system recovery and application
recovery, and creating your recovery CDs or DVD are in this
guide: refer to “Using Application Recovery and System
Recovery.” To view the space used by the recovery partition
on the hard drive, or to delete undesired software titles, refer
to “Freeing Up Space on Your Hard Disk Drive.”
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Start Here
HP Pavilion home PCs with Windows XP feature a recovery
partition included on the hard drive, along with a recovery
disc creator program. This program allows you to make
your own recovery CDs/DVD. The recovery process, either
application or operating system, offers the following
advantages:
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Introducing the Quick Start Guide
This product has not been evaluated for connection to an
“IT” power system (an AC distribution system with no direct
connection to earth, according to IEC 60950).
AC Power Safety Warning
Warning: Install the PC near an
AC outlet. The AC power cord is your
HP Pavilion PC’s main AC disconnecting
device and must be easily accessible at
all times. For your safety, the power
cord provided with your system has a
grounded plug. Always use the power
cord with a properly grounded wall
outlet to avoid the risk of electrical shock.
Warning: To reduce the possibility
of an electric shock from the telephone
network, plug your PC into the AC outlet
before connecting it to the telephone line.
Also, disconnect the telephone line before
unplugging your PC from the AC power
outlet.
Warning: Your system is provided
with a voltage select switch for use in
a 115 or 230 VAC power system. The
voltage select switch has been pre-set
to the correct voltage setting for use in
the particular country/region where it
was initially sold. Changing the voltage
select switch to the incorrect position
can damage your PC and void any
implied warranty.
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Introduction
Safety Information
1
Warning: Always disconnect
Warning: Electrostatic discharge (ESD)
the modem cord from the telephone
system before installing or removing
your PC cover.
can damage disk drives, add-in cards,
and other components. If an ESD station
is not available, wear a wrist strap
attached to a metal part of the PC. Place
cards on a conductive foam pad or inside
the card wrapper, if possible, but never
on the card wrapper.
Warning: Do not operate the PC with
the cover removed.
Warning: The power supply is not
user-serviceable. To prevent damage
to the power supply, have a qualified
person repair or replace it. All other
components are user-serviceable.
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Using the Quick Start Guide
In this Quick Start Guide, learn how to:
Turn the PC on and off.
Set up an Internet account and connect to
the Internet.
Adjust the speaker volume.
Note: Set up the PC near a telephone line so you can
Insert and remove a CD disc.
connect the modem for Internet access.
Use the CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-RW, or
DVD+RW/+R drive to play music, watch
movies, or record information.
Use HP Pavilion PC Tools (select models only).
Save power with standby and
hibernation modes.
Solve common problems.
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Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the HP Pavilion
home PC. The setup poster shows you how to
connect your PC, and this Quick Start Guide
helps you continue from there.
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Finding Additional
Information
Look in the PC box for printed details or updates
regarding your model PC.
Information about the PC is in the onscreen
Help and Support Center. Just click Start, and
then click Help and Support.
Information about the internal parts of the PC
chassis is in the Upgrading and Servicing the PC
guide included with your PC (installed on your
system or printed). To view guides installed on
your PC, refer to “Using HP Pavilion PC Tools”
on page 80.
Note: The Upgrading and Servicing the PC guide
requires you to turn off the PC and disconnect it
from any Internet and network connections, and
from power. If the guide is installed on your PC,
print it for future reference.
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You can find online guides and information
for your PC:
1 Type the Support Web address from your
Warranty and Support Guide into your
browser address box, and press the Enter key
on your keyboard.
2 In the search box, type your product name
or number (734n, for example) and click the
search arrow. The product number is on the
lower front of the PC chassis.
3 Click the manuals item to see a list of manuals
for your PC.
Setting Up the PC
Follow the setup poster to set up the PC in
your work area and then read the topics in
this section to turn on the computer for the
first time and to finish the registration process
(select models only).
After registering, install any software programs
that came on CDs or DVDs included in the
PC box (select models only).
Note: Some programs are preinstalled on the PC.
Before installing a program, check to see if
it is already installed on your system.
Add any printer, scanner, camera, or other
peripheral equipment you have for your system.
Many peripherals, external devices, memory,
and add-in cards are Plug and Play.
Note: When you add a Plug and Play peripheral, the PC
Setup
recognizes it and obtains the driver for the device.
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Turning On the PC
for the First Time
After you’ve completed the steps on the setup
poster, you’re ready to turn on the PC.
First, press the Power button on the monitor.
Then, press the On button on the front of the PC.
Note: The power supply is pre-set for the country/region
in which you purchased the PC. If you move,
please check the voltage requirements before
plugging your PC into an AC power outlet.
Your PC may look different from the ones
shown here.
On button
When you first turn on the PC, a series of
startup windows appears. For some models,
click a language option and then click OK.
Confirm your selection by clicking Yes. Wait up
to 30 minutes while the PC makes preparations.
Proceed with the initial Microsoft® Windows®
setup by answering a few questions.
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Registering with HP
You may be prompted to register the PC with HP
(select models only). Register so you can receive
changes, updates, and support.
You can register any of these ways:
Turn on the PC and follow the onscreen
instructions to register.
Double-click the registration icon on your
desktop, and follow the onscreen instructions.
Register online at
In the unlikely event that there is damage to the
hard disk drive or it needs replacing, you must
use recovery CDs/DVDs to reinstall the
operating system and factory-installed software.
Make the recovery CDs/DVDs for your PC
now, before a need occurs; refer to “Using
HP PC Recovery CD-DVD Creator” on page 98.
This program assembles the necessary files and
writes the information onto CDs/DVDs.
You can also make the Recovery Tools CD. This
CD contains utilities that allow you to make
changes to your hard disk drive; see “Using
HP Recovery Tools CD” on page 99.
Setup
http://register.hp.com
Making Recovery
CDs or DVD
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Getting Help
See the Warranty and Support Guide included
with the PC documentation for the terms of your
PC warranty coverage and for support contact
information.
Protecting the PC
HP provides a virus-scanning software program
to help protect your PC (select models only).
The virus-scanning program manufacturer
provides free virus scan updates through
your Internet connection for an initial period
after your PC purchase. You can purchase a
subscription service for updates after the initial
free period expires.
New types of viruses are invented all the time.
Get regular updates of your virus-scanning
software from the program manufacturer.
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If is recommended that you back up files and
defragment your hard disk drive at least monthly.
If you use your PC a great deal, you may want
to perform these tasks more frequently.
If a software program or the operating system
gets damaged, reinstall the software. Refer
to ”Using Application Recovery and System
Recovery” on page 93 for details.
When your PC has software problems, it’s
possible that a voltage spike, power outage, or
brownout has occurred. Symptoms of voltage
spikes include a flickering video display,
unexpected PC startups, and the PC not
responding to your commands. A voltage spike
can occasionally corrupt or destroy files, so it is
a good idea to consistently make backup copies
of your data files. Prevent voltage spikes by
installing a surge suppressor made for use
with PCs between the power outlet and the
PC power cord.
Working in Comfort
0–15˚
Before you begin using the PC, set up the PC
and your work area to maintain your comfort
and productivity. Refer to “Safety & Comfort
Guide” installed on your PC for important
ergonomic information. Just click Start, All
Programs, Hewlett-Packard, HP Pavilion
PC Tools, and then click Safety & Comfort
Guide.
50–70 cm
(20–28 inches)
0–15˚
Find important safety and ergonomic information
on the Internet; type http://www.hp.com/ergo
into your Web browser address box, and then
press Enter on the keyboard.
Warning: To reduce the risk of serious
Setup
injury, read “Safety & Comfort Guide.” It
describes proper workstation setup,
posture, and health and work habits for
computer users, and provides important
electrical and mechanical safety
information. This guide is located on
the Web at http://www.hp.com/ergo
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Introducing the Basics
Windows operating system
The operating system for your PC is Microsoft
Windows XP. Windows displays the desktop on
the monitor. The taskbar with the Start button
appears at the edge of the desktop display.
Basics
Using the PC
Start menu
Click the Start button and:
Select programs or documents.
Open the Help and Support Center.
Start a search.
Run a program.
Open the Control Panel to view or change
settings.
The Start menu also displays the buttons Log Off
and Turn Off Computer. Click the Log Off
button to end your current PC session and to
switch between users. Click the Turn Off
Computer button to turn off the PC
or to restart it.
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Organize your All Program list
You see folders organized according to task
when you:
1 Click Start.
2 Choose All Programs.
A folder contains a list of items. Each item is
actually a shortcut or link to a program,
document, or another folder. The Music folder,
for example, contains shortcuts to the program
you use to play music CDs.
To change the name of an item:
1 Right-click the item.
2 Select Rename.
3 Type the new name, click OK, and then
click Yes.
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To move an item by using the drag-and-drop
technique:
1 Right-click the item and hold down the mouse
button.
2 Move the mouse pointer to where you want
the item, and then release the mouse button.
(If you are having problems dropping the item
into a folder, drag it to your desktop, and then
to the folder.)
To copy an item:
1 Right-click the item.
2 Select Create Shortcut.
A copy of the item appears in the folder. You
can drag it into the All Programs list or into
another folder.
HP Instant Support
Caution: If you use Add or Remove
Note: HP Instant Support is not available in all models.
Programs in the Control Panel to delete
a software program, the shortcut in All
Programs may not be removed.
When you need assistance to solve a PC-related
problem, use HP Instant Support:
1 Click Start.
2 Choose All Programs.
3 Select the folder.
4 Right-click the shortcut, and then select
Delete.
Help and Support
To open the Help and Support Center, press
the Help button on your keyboard, or click Start
on the taskbar and select Help and Support.
1 Click Start on the taskbar, and click
Help and Support.
2 Click HP Instant Support.
3 Click Request Help. (You must be connected
to the Internet.)
4 Follow the onscreen instructions to run a test
or submit a problem to HP Instant Support.
When you submit a problem, you communicate
over the Internet with an HP Support analyst who
works with you.
Help has information, tours, and tutorials. Help
also has troubleshooting tools to assist you.
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Basics
To remove a shortcut:
Using the Mouse
Your PC includes a plain or a scrolling mouse.
The mouse uses a roller ball or optics (a light) to
sense movement and causes the cursor (pointer)
on the screen to move.
Scroll wheel button
(scrolling mouse only)
Right button
Left button
Note: Use the mouse on a flat surface. The optical
mouse cannot work on a glass, translucent, or
reflective surface.
A wireless mouse functions the same way as
other mouse types do, except it uses a receiver
unit to communicate with your PC instead of a
connector cable.
The mouse has two buttons on the top. Click
the left mouse button to position the cursor or
to select an item. Click the right mouse button
to display a menu of commands available for
the item you clicked.
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You can change the configuration of these
two mouse buttons for left-handed use. Refer to
“Switching mouse button functions” on page 16.
To change the speed of the cursor on the screen
see “Changing the mouse pointer speed” on
page 17.
Scroll through a document without having to
click the scroll bar on the screen.
Use the autoscroll feature to have the
document scroll automatically.
Skim through a document.
The scroll feature
Click the left mouse button to place the cursor
in the document. To scroll toward the beginning
of a document, roll the mouse wheel button up
(away from you). To scroll toward the end of
a document, roll the wheel button down
(toward you).
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Basics
Use the center wheel button to scroll or select
items on the screen:
To use the autoscroll feature
Switching mouse button functions
1 Place the cursor next to the text, and press
the wheel button once. An autoscroll icon
appears.
To switch the functions of the right and left mouse
buttons:
2 Move the mouse in the direction you want to
scroll. The farther you move the pointer from
the starting point, the faster the document
scrolls.
3 To stop autoscroll, press the wheel button
again.
To use the panning feature
1 Press and hold down the wheel button.
2 Slowly move the mouse in the direction
you want to pan. The farther you move the
pointer from the starting point, the faster the
document pans.
3 To stop panning, release the wheel button.
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1 Click the Start button.
2 Click Control Panel.
3 Click Printers and Other Hardware, if it
is present.
4 Double-click Mouse.
5 Check Switch primary and secondary buttons
on the Buttons tab.
6 Choosing the new primary button, click
Apply, and then click OK.
Using the Keyboard
To adjust the speed of the cursor on the screen
in relation to the motion of the mouse:
Introduction
1 Click the Start button.
2 Click Control Panel.
3 Click Printers and Other Hardware, if it
is present.
4 Double-click Mouse.
5 Click the Pointer Options tab.
6 Use the slider to adjust the Pointer Speed.
7 Click Apply, and then click OK.
The keyboard has an arrangement of standard
keys, indicators, and special buttons.
The illustrations show the location of the keys
and buttons. The number and location of items
on your keyboard may vary from the
illustrations.
A wireless keyboard functions the same way
as other keyboard types do, except it uses a
receiver unit to communicate with your PC
instead of a connector cable.
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Changing the mouse
pointer speed
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Keyboard features
The keyboard for your PC may look like one of the following four layouts.
Note: Your keyboard may not have all the features listed.
This keyboard enables you to:
Adjust speaker volume.
Place the PC into standby to save power.
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This keyboard enables you to:
Adjust speaker volume.
Place the PC into standby to save power.
Customize the buttons to open programs
and connect to Internet Web sites.
Connect to the Internet (if you have an
established Internet account).
Search for information on the Internet.
Mute speaker sound.
Find a file or program on the hard drive.
Get support information.
Start and stop playing a CD or DVD, skip
to the previous or next track, and eject the
disc tray (top drive only).
Print.
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This keyboard enables you to:
Mute speaker sound.
Place the PC into standby to save power.
Search for information on the Internet.
Get support information.
Customize the buttons to open programs and
connect to Internet Web sites.
Connect to the Internet (if you have an
established Internet account).
Find a file or program on the hard drive.
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This keyboard enables you to:
Adjust speaker volume.
Mute speaker sound.
Connect to the Internet (if you have an established
Internet account).
Customize the buttons to open programs and
connect to Internet Web sites.
Search for information on the Internet.
Get support information.
Place the PC into standby to save power.
Find a file or program on the hard drive.
Start, pause, and stop playing a CD or DVD, skip
to the previous or next track, record, and eject the
disc tray (for two drives).
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Alphanumeric keys
Function keys
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The alphanumeric keys are the main keys found
on a standard typewriter.
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The function keys are the F1 through F12 keys
located above the main keys. Pressing F1
displays a Help window for the software
program being used. Pressing F3 displays a
search window. F1 and F3 are available at
all times. Other function key operations may
depend on what software program you are
using.
Arrow keys
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The edit keys include the following: Insert,
Home, Page Up, Delete, End, and Page Down.
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The arrow keys are controls for up, down, right,
and left. You can use these keys instead of the
mouse to move the cursor for navigation in a
Web site, in a document, or in a game.
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Edit keys
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Numeric keys
Keyboard indicators
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Each keyboard indicator is an LED labeled with
the name or icon for its status:
Icon
When the Num Lock LED (light-emitting diode)
on the keyboard is on, the numeric keys are the
number keys and arithmetic functions found on a
basic calculator. When the Num Lock LED on the
keyboard is off, the numeric keys are directional
keys used during games or to move the cursor.
Press the Num Lock key to lock and unlock the
numeric key functions.
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Name
Description
Num Lock
Numeric keys are locked as
numbers keys and arithmetic
functions.
Caps Lock
Alphanumeric keys are
locked to uppercase.
Scroll Lock
Scroll function is locked.
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Special buttons
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The special buttons (select models only) are at
the top of the keyboard. (Some models have
some of these special buttons on the left side of
the main keys.) These buttons operate a CD or
DVD player, connect you to the Internet, or
provide quick access to specific functions. See
“Buttons” on page 26.
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Buttons
The top of the keyboard has a number of special buttons (select models only).
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A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
K
M
N
P
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W
Icon
Feature
Description
Standby
Puts PC into power-saving mode (screen is blank but PC is still on).
To make screen reappear, press any key on keyboard, or press
standby again. May take 10–30 seconds before screen
reappears.
User
Switches between the PC users.
HP
Links to HP Web site.
D
Help
Opens the Help and Support Center.
E
HP Picture
Toolkit
Opens an imaging software program. Can be reconfigured.
Music
Starts MusicMatch Jukebox or Windows Media Player. Can be
reconfigured.
A
B
C
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photo
F
music
G
video Video
Opens video software program.
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Figure
Key
Figure
Key
H
K
M
N
P
R
S
28
Icon
Feature
Description
Shopping
Sports
Finance
Connect
Goes to popular Web sites. Can be reconfigured to open any site
or software program.
Search
Chat
E-Mail
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Figure
Key
Feature
Description
See figure
after table
Media Controls
(CD/DVD/MP3)
Operates CD or DVD player:
a — open and close disc tray(s)
b — record
c — play or pause
d — stop
e — skip to the previous track
f — skip to the next track
V
Volume control
(Volume knob or
Volume Up and
Volume Down
buttons)
Volume knob: Increases speaker volume when turned clockwise
and decreases volume when turned counterclockwise. It can be
turned indefinitely, even after maximum sound has been reached.
Volume Up and Down buttons: Press the Volume Up
button to
button to increase volume and the Volume Down
decrease volume.
W
Mute
Turns speaker sound on and off.
T
Basics
Icon
The Internet buttons work only if you have established an Internet connection and have signed up with an
Internet Service Provider (ISP).
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Media controls
Button configuration
d
b
a
c
You can reconfigure the special buttons on the
keyboard to open different programs or files,
or to connect to favorite Web sites.
1 Click Start on the taskbar.
2 Choose Control Panel.
3 Click Printers and Other Hardware,
if it is present.
a
e
f
Media control keys:
a — open and close disc trays
b — record
c — play or pause
d — stop
e — skip to the previous track
f — skip to the next track
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4 Double-click Keyboard.
5 In the Keyboard Properties window that
appears, click the Buttons tab.
6 Double-click the button you want to change.
The button configuration window opens.
7 Choose the button capability from the
drop-down list. Enter the Display label and
the Address information. (For a Web site,
enter the complete Web site URL in the
Address box.)
9 On the Buttons tab, click Apply.
Modifying monitor display
properties
10 Repeat steps 6 through 9 for each button you
want to reconfigure.
1 Click the Start button.
11 Click OK when you are finished reconfiguring
the keyboard.
3 Click Appearance and Themes, if it is
present.
Using the Monitor
Some PC models can connect more than one
display device (CRT monitor, flat panel monitor,
TV, etc.) to the PC. You can quickly change
where the PC desktop appears by pressing
Alt+F5. Each time you press the Alt+F5 key
combination, the PC display appears on the
next device. If Alt+F5 does not work, restart
the PC and try again.
2 Click Control Panel.
4 Double-click Change the screen
resolution.
5 On the Settings tab, adjust the screen
resolution. Moving the slide toward Less
increases the size of text on your screen.
Moving the slide toward More decreases
the size of text.
6 Click Apply.
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8 Click OK.
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For information on adjusting the sound level,
refer to “Adjusting speaker volume” on page 35.
Note: The stereo speakers set is a left-right, 2-channel
speaker system, and may be passive (no power
button and no power cord) or active (power
button or power cord). A multi-channel audio
speakers system is an active system with more
than 2 channels and may include a subwoofer.
For example, 5.1 channels, referred to as
6-speaker mode, uses two front speakers
(left-right), two rear speakers (left-right), a
center speaker, and a subwoofer.
The PC may or may not include a set of
stereo speakers or a subwoofer. For details
on connecting the speakers to the PC, see
the setup poster.
If your PC has multi-channel audio speakers
capability (select models only), you can
connect 4 channels for 4 speakers output or
6 channels for 5.1 speakers output. Refer to
“Using multi-channel audio speakers” on
page 32.
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Using multi-channel
audio speakers
If your PC has multi-channel speakers capability
(select models only), you can connect speakers
for 4 channel or 6 channel output. You must
connect your speaker system to the PC and then
configure the audio software for sound output.
Note: Multi-channel audio uses the Microphone,
Audio (Line) In, and Audio (Line) Out connectors
on the back of the PC to connect the multi-channel
speakers system to the PC. Refer to “PC Back” (in
the section “Start Here”) for the location of the
connectors.
To configure multi-channel audio
output for speakers configuration
1 Turn off the PC.
1 Click Start on the taskbar.
2 Connect the three audio cable plugs from the
speaker system to the connectors on the back
of the PC (see the following table).
2 Choose All Programs.
Connect speaker plugs
for 6/5.1 speaker mode
To PC back
connector
Front speakers
Audio (Line) Out
(lime-green)
Rear speakers
Audio (Line) In
(blue)
Center/subwoofer speakers
Mic-1 (pink)
3 Turn on the PC.
4 Turn on your speaker system.
5 Configure the multi-channel audio output;
refer to the next procedure.
3 Click Multi-channel Sound Manager,
and then click Multi-channel Sound
Manager again. The Audio Configuration
window opens.
Note: If you do not see the Speaker Configuration
tab, your PC does not have the multi-channel
capability.
4 Click the Speaker Configuration tab.
5 Select the option describing the number
of speakers in your system, for example,
6/5.1 speaker mode. You can click the
Speaker Test tab and then click on a
speaker to test it.
6 Click OK.
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To connect your multi-channel
speaker system to the PC
To configure multi-channel audio
output for the DVD player
Note: WinDVD is set up for two (stereo) speaker output.
To hear all speakers on multi-channel DVD movies,
change the audio properties for WinDVD so that
they match your speaker configuration (set in the
previous procedure) and the recorded DVD
capability.
1 Insert a DVD or start InterVideo WinDVD
Player. (See ”Playing a DVD” on page 75.)
2 Right-click anywhere in the WinDVD video
window, and then click Setup.
3 Click the Audio tab.
4 Click the option for the number of speakers
that matches your multi-channel speaker
system. Click Apply.
You can then test the speakers: click the Test
button and the WinDVD control panel shows
the speaker number being used. Click Stop.
5 Click OK.
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Note: If you want to play a stereo DVD, repeat
these steps (1 through 5) and change the
audio properties for WinDVD to match the
DVD output.
To use the microphone
with multi-channel audio
The multi-channel speaker system connects to
the PC using the Microphone, Audio (Line) In,
and Audio (Line) Out connectors on the back
of the PC.
Your PC may have another microphone
connector in the front of the PC under the
access door. If present, this microphone
connector is ready to use.
To use the back microphone connector, you
must disconnect your multi-channel speakers
system and select 2-channel audio setup.
To change the audio configuration, see
“To configure multi-channel audio output
for speakers configuration” on page 33.
The two ways to use the Volume icon are:
You can adjust speaker volume by:
1 Click the Volume icon on the taskbar.
Using the volume knob or buttons on the
keyboard.
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2 Adjust the volume.
Using the volume knob on the speakers
(select models only).
3 When you are satisfied with the sound level,
click outside the Volume window to close this
window.
Using the Volume icon on the taskbar.
Or
If you do not see this Volume icon, click Start,
Control Panel, Sounds, Speech, and
Audio Devices, if it is present, and then
double-click Sounds and Audio Devices to
open the Sounds and Audio Devices Properties
window. On the Volume tab, place a check in
the Place volume icon in the taskbar check box.
Click Apply, and then click OK. The Volume
icon appears in the taskbar.
1 Double-click the Volume icon on the
taskbar. The Volume Control settings
window opens.
2 Adjust the volume.
3 When you are satisfied with the sound level,
click the Close box (the X in the corner) to
close this window.
Note: Some applications may result in low volume,
even when the volume knob is turned to its
maximum position. If this is the case, double-click
the Volume icon on the taskbar and increase the
Volume.
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Using a Microphone
Your PC comes with one microphone connector
in the back of the PC. Some models have
another microphone connector in the front of the
PC. Only one microphone connector works
at a time, and the back connector is ready to
use. For PCs with the multi-channel audio
speakers option, the microphone connector in
the front of the PC, if present, is ready to use;
see “To use the microphone with multi-channel
audio” on page 34.
Note: If you do not see this Volume icon, click Start,
Control Panel, Sounds, Speech, and
Audio Devices, if it is present, and then
double-click Sounds and Audio Devices to
open the Sounds and Audio Devices Properties
window. On Volume tab, place a check in the
Place volume icon in the taskbar check box.
Click Apply, and then click OK. The Volume
icon appears in the taskbar.
2 In the Volume Control window, select
Options and click Properties.
3 In Adjust volume for, click Recording.
To connect a microphone to the front of your PC,
select the working microphone:
4 In Show the following volume controls, place
a check in the Microphone check box.
Note: If you connect your microphone to the back
5 Click OK.
of your PC, you do not need to perform this
procedure.
1 Double-click the Volume icon on the
taskbar. The Volume Control settings
window opens.
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6 Click the Advanced button in the
Microphone column. If you do not see the
Advanced button, select Options from the
Recording Control window, and then click
Advanced Controls.
5 Click OK.
8 Click Close.
6 Adjust the volume of Microphone Balance.
9 Click X (Close) on the upper-right corner of
the Recording Control window.
Note: If the volume is now acceptable, proceed directly
Adjusting microphone volume
If you need to adjust the volume of the
microphone, whether it is connected to the
front of the PC or to the back, follow the
procedure below:
1 Double-click the Volume icon on the
taskbar. The Volume Control window
opens.
2 In the Volume Control window, select
Options and click Properties.
4 In Show the following volume controls, place
a check in the Microphone check box.
to step 10.
7 To make finer adjustments to the sound, click
the Advanced button, and then select the
(Microphone) Mic Boost check box. (If you
do not see the Advanced button, select
Options from the Recording Control window,
and then click Advanced Controls.)
8 Click Close.
9 Repeat step 6, if needed.
10 Click X (Close) on the upper-right corner of
the Volume Control window.
3 In Adjust volume for, click Recording.
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7 Place a check in the Alternate
Microphone check box. (This box may be
labeled Mic2 Select, or 1 Mic Boost.)
Using a Television
Connecting to a TV set
Your PC may have TV-out capability (select
models only), which means you can connect it to
a television to view the computer image on a TV.
With the TV-out feature, you can view the
computer image, watch DVD movies (if you have
a DVD player), or play games on your TV.
To connect a TV to the PC:
Cables you may need
To connect a TV to the PC, you may need
a video cable and an audio cable. The type
of video cable depends on your TV. If your TV
has an S-Video jack, you need an S-Video cable.
If your TV has a composite video jack, you need
a composite video cable and, depending on the
jacks on the back of your computer, an S-Video
adapter cable.
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1 Turn off the PC.
2 Connect the TV cable using one of the
following arrangements, depending on the
connection jacks on your TV:
If your TV has an S-Video jack, connect
an S-Video cable from the S-Video In jack
on the TV to the S-Video jack on the back
of the PC.
S-Video Cable
Back of PC
If your TV has a composite video jack
and your PC has a composite video jack,
connect a composite video cable to the
Video In jack on the TV to the composite
video jack on the back of the PC.
Back of PC
If your TV has a composite video jack and
your PC has only an S-Video jack, connect
a composite video cable to the Video In
jack on the TV and to an S-Video adapter
cable. Connect the S-Video adapter cable
to the S-Video jack on the back of the PC.
Back of PC
Composite Video Cable
Composite Video
Cable
S-Video Adapter
Cable
Note: The S-Video adapter cable is only needed if
there is no composite video jack on the
back of the PC.
3 Connect audio cable: To have sound come
from your TV and not from your PC, plug an
audio cable into the Audio input jack (Line In)
on the TV and then plug the other end into the
Line Out jack (lime green connector) on the
back of the PC.
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Viewing the PC image on TV
6 Click the Settings tab.
Important: The type of video card on your PC
7 Click the Advanced button.
determines how the PC selects the TV-out option.
Some options and menus in this procedure may be
different for your PC.
To view your PC image on the TV:
1 Make sure the video and audio cables
are connected before you turn on the TV
and the PC.
2 Turn on the TV. Press the Video/TV button on
your remote control to select the Video setting,
not the TV setting.
3 Turn on the computer.
4 When the Windows desktop appears,
right-click an empty area of the desktop.
5 Click Properties.
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8 Click the nView tab, if available, and
under nView Display Mode select Clone to
view the computer image on your PC monitor
and your TV simultaneously.
Important: You can view the PC image on just
the TV. Under nView Display Mode, select
Standard [Dualview], click the Device
Settings button, choose Select Output Device,
and then select the TV option.
9 Click the OK button, and then click OK
again.
10 When the PC image appears on the TV
screen, click Yes to keep the setting. You have
15 seconds to accept this new setting before it
reverts to the previous setting.
When you want to disconnect the TV from the
computer, you may need to disable the TV
option to return your computer display to its
original resolution.
To disable the TV option:
1 Right-click an empty area of the screen.
2 Click Properties.
3 Click the Settings tab.
4 Click the Advanced button.
5 Click the nView tab, click the nView Display
Mode in the list on the left, and then select the
Standard [Dualview] option.
Important: If you viewed the PC image on just the TV,
do the following: With Standard [Dualview]
selected under nView Display Mode, click the
Device Settings button, choose Select Output
Device, and then select the Analog Display
option.
6 Click the OK button, and then click OK
again.
7 When the PC image appears on the monitor
screen, click Yes to keep the setting. You have
15 seconds to accept this new setting before it
reverts to the previous setting.
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Disabling the TV option
Disconnecting the TV
Turning Off the PC
1 Disable the TV option. See the previous
procedure.
You can turn off the PC without pressing
any buttons on the PC chassis.
2 Turn off the TV and the PC.
3 Remove the video cable at the TV and the PC.
4 Remove the audio cable at the TV and the PC.
5 Reconnect your computer speaker cable to the
Line Out jack (lime green connector) on the
back of the computer.
1 Close any open software programs. To
close programs, click X in the upper-right
corner of each window.
2 Click Start on the taskbar.
3 Click Turn Off Computer, at the bottom of
the menu.
4 Click Turn Off.
5 Turn off the monitor.
For information on alternatives to turning off
the PC, see the next section “Putting the PC into
Standby and Hibernation Mode.”
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As an alternative to shutting down the PC, you
can put the PC in standby mode. To conserve
power, you can automatically put the PC into
standby and then hibernation by setting the
power management timers.
Standby mode
When the PC is in standby mode, it goes into
a low-power state and the monitor is blank as
if it’s turned off. The next time you use the PC,
any programs, folders, and documents that
were open before you put the PC in standby
will be available. With standby mode, you can
save electricity without having to wait for the PC
to go through the normal startup routine when
you turn it on.
Standby mode also allows faxes to come
through to the PC, and it enables the PC to
automatically retrieve e-mail messages and
download information from the Internet, if
you have programmed the PC to do so.
To manually put the PC in standby:
1 Press the Standby button on the keyboard.
The screen goes dark, and the PC goes into
standby mode.
2 When you want to use the PC again,
press a key on the keyboard, or press
the Standby button. The screen display
reappears just as you left it.
Another way to manually put the PC into
standby is to:
1 Click Start on the taskbar.
2 Click Turn Off Computer.
3 Click Stand By.
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Putting the PC into Standby
and Hibernation Mode
43
If the PC does not work properly when you
wake it from standby, reset the PC: Press and
hold the On button on the front of the PC for
approximately 5 seconds until the system turns
off. Then turn the PC back on.
Note: Using the On button to reset the system is not
recommended and should be used only as a
last resort.
Hibernation mode
When the PC is in hibernation mode, it saves
everything that is in PC memory to the hard disk,
turns off the monitor and the hard disk, and
then turns itself off. When you turn on the PC,
everything (programs, folders, and documents)
is restored to the screen.
To manually put the PC into hibernation:
1 Click Start on the taskbar.
2 Click Turn Off Computer.
3 Press and hold down the Shift key on the
keyboard, and click Hibernate.
Note: If Hibernate is not present, you first need
to set up your PC for hibernation; refer to
steps 1 through 6 of “Automatic standby or
hibernation mode” on page 45.
4 When you want to use the PC again after
hibernation, press the On button on the front
of the PC.
If the PC does not work properly when you
wake it from hibernation, restart the PC:
1 Click Start on the taskbar.
2 Click Turn Off Computer.
3 Click Restart.
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6 If you changed the Enable hibernation check
box, click Apply.
To automatically put the PC into standby
or hibernation mode, modify the power
management settings:
7 Click the Power Schemes tab to set the
timers for standby and/or hibernation. In the
Power Schemes box, select a power scheme
from the drop-down list. Choose the timers:
1 Click Start on the taskbar.
2 Click Control Panel.
3 Click Performance and Maintenance,
if it is present.
4 Double-click Power Options.
5 Check if the auto-hibernation feature is
enabled by clicking the Hibernate tab
and seeing if a check mark is in the Enable
hibernation check box. If necessary, enable
the feature by clicking the check box so that
a check appears in it.
To turn on auto-standby for the PC, click a
time (such as After 20 mins) in the
System standby list.
To set the timer for auto-hibernation, click
the time to elapse before hibernation (such
as After 1 hour) in the System
hibernates list.
Note: If both standby and hibernation timers are set,
the system hibernation timer must be set for a
longer time than the system standby timer.
8 Click OK.
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hibernation mode
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Setting Up and Using the Internet
Access to the ISPs in your area (available on
select models). Some ISPs offer a traditional
dial-up service, and others offer faster
technologies such as Digital Subscriber Line
(DSL) and cable. (DSL, ADSL, and cable ISPs
are not available in all countries/regions.)
Internet Explorer Web browser.
Outlook Express e-mail software program.
V.92-ready modem and modem software
(not available in all models).
LAN (local area network) card (select
models only).
Special keyboard buttons to access the
Internet (select models only).
Introducing the Internet
What is the Internet?
The Internet is a group of computers that
communicate with each other through
telephone lines, digital service, or cable lines.
Each Internet computer is independent, and its
operators choose which files to make available
to users of the Internet. To connect your PC to
the Internet and use the information and services
available there, you need an ISP.
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Your HP Pavilion comes with:
What is an ISP?
What is the World Wide Web?
Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are businesses
that give you access to the Internet, and most of
them provide an electronic mail service (e-mail).
There is usually a monthly fee for this service.
The World Wide Web (WWW), also called
the Web, is a public part of the Internet used
by individuals, companies, governments, and
organizations. These individuals and groups
have created millions of Web site pages in
support of their activities.
The types of connection vary and may be a
telephone dial-up modem, a LAN (local area
network), cable modem, or DSL (Digital
Subscriber Line).
When your PC connects to the Internet, it
is actually communicating with the ISP’s Internet
computer. The ISP verifies your account and then
provides you access to the Internet. You use a
Web browser program to search, find, and
display Web site information. Some ISPs allow
you to use the browser program of your choice.
Some ISPs provide their own browser.
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A Web page is a file or group of files that a
user can access by entering the Web page’s
file location, or URL.
What is a URL?
What is an e-mail address?
The URL (Uniform Resource Locator) identifies
a file location, typically in the form
Your e-mail address identifies the electronic
post office box where people can send you
electronic mail. E-mail addresses have the form
The URL contains the protocol and the pathway
to a site and may include the path to a specific
file within that site. Each period, or dot, in the
URL separates elements within the address. For
example, you will see the URL extension .com
used by companies.
When you enter the URL into your browser
Address box and press the Enter key on your
keyboard, the browser contacts that location
and displays the Web page for you.
name@domain_name
The domain name is usually the name of the
ISP or organization, and includes an extension
identifying the kind of organization the ISP is.
For example, if your name is Jane Jones and
XYZ is your ISP, your e-mail address might be
JaneJones@xyz.com
with the extension .com indicating that XYZ is
a business. For information on using e-mail, see
“Sending and Receiving E-Mail” on page 58.
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http://www.name.extension
How do I search the Internet?
The browser program you use includes a Search
feature. You may need to click a button or select
the feature from a menu to display it, depending
on the type of browser program it is.
Type a question or a word that describes the
information you want to find into the search box,
and then press Enter.
The Windows Search feature includes direct
access to the Internet Explorer Search. (If the
ISP provides the browser, you may not be able
to use Internet Explorer to search the Internet.)
To begin a search:
The PC connects to the Internet (if needed),
performs the search, and displays the results.
Click a link in the results list to display the
Web page.
There are also Web sites specifically created for
searching the Internet. These are called search
engines. Search engines use a number of ways
to find information.
Setting Up the Modem
4 Type a word or question into the Search box.
The modem is used for connecting to an ISP
that provides telephone dial-up connection to
the Internet. There are other ways to connect to
the ISP that do not use the telephone modem,
such as a LAN (local area network) or DSL
(Digital Subscriber Line). See “Setting Up the
Network Interface” on page 53 if you are
connecting through a LAN. Check with your
ISP for specifics on your connection.
5 Click Search.
Note: Your PC may not come with a modem.
1 Click Start on the taskbar.
2 Click Search.
3 Click Search the Internet. (You may have
to scroll down in the list to see this option.)
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Or
The setup poster shows you how to plug in
a modem/telephone cable to the PC modem
connector and to your telephone service line
wall jack connector.
To identify the modem connector, look at the
back panel of the PC. The modem looks similar
to one of the following illustrations.
Note: Your PC may have only one modem/telephone
connection.
Your PC may also have a network interface that
uses an RJ-45 port and network cable to connect
to a LAN (local area network). Although it looks
similar to the RJ-11 modem connector, the RJ-45
network connector is not the same. Refer to
“Setting Up the Network Interface” on page 53.
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Before you can connect to the Internet and send
or receive e-mail and faxes using telephone
dial-up, you must connect your telephone service
line to the modem, which is in the PC.
Back of PC
To connect the cable between the modem and
the telephone service line:
1 Plug one end of a modem cable into the
modem connector on the back of the PC. This
connector may be labeled with either Line or
a modem connector symbol.
2 Plug the other end of the cable into the
telephone service line jack on the wall.
Telephone
(select models
only)
Modem connector
Modem cable
Telephone cable
(not provided)
Telephone
(not provided)
Wall jack
You can also connect a telephone to the
other connector on the modem (optional). By
connecting a telephone to the modem, you can
make regular (voice) telephone calls when you
are not using the modem — even if the PC is
turned off.
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Your modem driver can be upgraded to enable
certain V.92 features. For information, go to the
Support Web site listed in the Warranty and
Support Guide, click the support link, type
Pavilion V.92 into the search box, and then click
the arrow to the right of the box. Follow the
instructions provided.
Important: Your ISP must support the V.92 standard
in order to use any of the V.92 features. Also, to
use the Modem on Hold (MOH) feature, you must
subscribe to call waiting or other call management
services from your telephone service company.
Setting Up the
Network Interface
The network interface (may be called a network
interface card, or NIC) provides a
high-performance connection to an Ethernet
(10BaseT) or Fast Ethernet (100BaseT) network.
After this interface is connected to a LAN (local
area network), you can connect to the Internet
through the LAN.
This network connection also allows you to
share printers, data, and other devices among
your PCs.
Locate the RJ-45 port (labeled Ethernet) on the
back of the PC.
Lights
RJ-45 port
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Internet
Upgrading to V.92
To connect the network interface to the network:
1 Plug the network cable into the RJ-45 port on
the back of the PC.
Warning: DO NOT plug the telephone
line or modem cable into the network
interface connector. Although the plug on
the telephone cable looks similar to the
plug on the network interface cable, they
are not the same.
2 Plug the other end of the network cable
into a 10BaseT or a 100BaseT port on the
network hub.
Note: The hub is a device to which all PCs on the
network are connected.
3 With the PC turned on, check the lights on the
network interface port:
ACTIVITY — Lit yellow during network
data transfer activity
LINK — Lit green with valid network
connection
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Setting Up
Your Internet Account
Before you can connect to the Internet, you need
to sign up with an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
HP has made arrangements with leading ISPs
in your area to help you sign up for Internet
service. Use Easy Internet Sign-up (available on
select models) to sign up with an ISP. The
software programs for available ISPs are part of
your system.
Signing up with an ISP
using Easy Internet Sign-up
Easy Internet Sign-up (available on select
models) helps you sign up for a new Internet
account, or set up an existing account.
Note: If you decide to use a DSL (Digital Subscriber
Line) or a cable Internet connection, contact
your ISP for any specific software and
hardware you may need.
2 Open Easy Internet Sign-up:
Double-click the Easy Internet
Sign-up icon on the desktop.
Or
Click Start on the taskbar. Choose
All Programs. Choose Online
Services. Click Easy Internet Sign-up.
3 Follow the onscreen instructions.
Connecting to the Internet
A Web browser program searches for, finds,
and displays Web site information. How you
access and explore the Internet depends on
whether you are using an ISP that provides the
browser or an ISP that allows you to use any
browser.
Using ISP-provided browser
If you have signed up for an ISP that provides
the browser, you can open the browser program
and connect to the Internet by using either of the
following methods:
Double-click the ISP-provided icon on the
desktop.
Or
Press the Connect (or Internet) button
on the keyboard (select models only).
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1 Connect the telephone service line to your
modem by using the modem cable. Refer
to the setup poster and to “Setting Up the
Modem” on page 50.
Using any browser
If you signed up for Internet access with an ISP
that allows any browser, use Internet Explorer
or another Web browser to explore the Internet.
To connect to the Internet, use either of the
following methods:
Click Start on the taskbar, choose
All Programs, choose Online
Services, and click Internet Explorer.
Or
The Hewlett-Packard Web site is dedicated to
HP Pavilion home PC owners and to the entire
HP product line. There you will find the latest
news and information about all of your HP
products. You can receive technical support,
download software and driver updates, and
find out about HP’s home and business services.
To go to the HP Web site:
Press the Connect (or Internet) button
on the keyboard (select models only).
Once you are connected to the Internet,
your browser displays your designated home
Web page.
You can go to a particular Web site by entering
the address (such as http://www.hp.com) in the
Address box in the Web browser and pressing
Enter on your keyboard. Or, you can use the
browser Search tool to search for references to
a specific word or phrase on the Web.
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1 Establish a connection to the Internet.
2 Type http://www.hp.com into your browser
Address box, and press the Enter key on your
keyboard.
3 Select your country/region, and then click the
arrow to the right of the list.
Note: These links may not be available in all
countries/regions.
Products & Services: Find detailed
information about all HP products and the
various business and personal computing
services HP offers.
Drivers: Download software and driver
updates.
Support: Receive technical support
and detailed product information such as
hardware warranties, specifications, and
instruction manuals. To go directly to the
support Web page for your PC model and
find online manuals for it, see “Viewing
online manuals” on page 57.
Buy: Buy products, supplies, and accessories
online for your home, home office, or
business. At this site, you can find special
offers on HP products, locate replacement
parts, and get addresses of store and service
locations that sell and repair HP products.
Note: For more information, refer to the HP Web site
information located in the Warranty and
Support Guide included with your PC.
Viewing online manuals
Note: Online manuals are associated with specific
PC model numbers. Not all models have online
manuals.
View online manuals for your PC:
1 Establish a connection to the Internet.
2 Type the Support Web address from your
Warranty and Support Guide into your
browser address box, and press the Enter
key on your keyboard.
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From this Web page, you can select the
following links:
3 If necessary, select your country/region, and
then click the arrow to the right of the list.
4 If necessary, click the Support link, and then
select your model.
To go directly to the English language support
Web page for your HP Pavilion model and find
online manuals for it, use the following steps:
1 Establish a connection to the Internet.
2 Type
http://www.hp.com/cposupport
into your Web browser Address box, and
press the Enter key on your keyboard.
3 In the Quick Find box, type your product
name and number, and then press the
Enter key on your keyboard. For example,
Pavilion xt865 or Pavilion 7970. The product
number is on the lower front of the PC chassis.
4 When the results window appears, click the
product support link for your PC model
(language).
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5 Click manuals.
Note: If manuals does not appear, there are no
online manuals associated with your model.
6 Click a manual title to view it.
Sending and
Receiving E-Mail
Your PC comes with an electronic mail
(e-mail) software program from Microsoft called
Outlook Express. Some ISPs use Outlook
Express. Other ISPs provide their own e-mail
program and Web browser, and they may not
let you use Outlook Express or your preinstalled
browser.
Note: Some models have Microsoft Outlook instead
of Outlook Express. For details on using
Microsoft Outlook, open the Outlook program
and access Help.
An account with an Internet Service
Provider (ISP).
Microsoft Internet Explorer (included with
your HP Pavilion) or other browser program
(usually provided by an ISP).
A telephone dial-up modem connection, or a
LAN, cable modem, or DSL connection from
your PC to the ISP.
Note: If you decide to use a DSL or a cable Internet
connection, contact your ISP for any specific
software and hardware you may need.
If using Outlook Express
After you sign up with an ISP and connect your
modem, you can run Outlook Express from the
Start menu.
The first time you start Outlook Express, the
Internet Connection Wizard window opens if
you are not already connected to the Internet.
You will need to provide connection information
such as an account name and password and
the names of an incoming and an outgoing mail
server to use Outlook Express. If you are unsure
how to answer any of the questions, contact
your ISP.
If the ISP provides the browser
Follow the ISP’s instructions to download its
Web browser and e-mail program and to set up
and use your e-mail account. You will then be
able to send and receive e-mail each time you
connect to your ISP.
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Before you can send and receive e-mail,
you need:
To send e-mail messages
Open the Outlook Express program:
1 Click Start on the taskbar, and select
the Outlook Express icon.
Note: You can also press the E-Mail button
on the keyboard to open Outlook Express
(select models only).
2 Click the Create Mail button on the toolbar.
3 Type in, or select from an address book, the
address of each recipient.
4 Type the message title in the Subject box.
5 Type your message in the New Message
window.
6 Click the Send button on the toolbar when
you’re finished.
7 If necessary, click the Send/Recv tool on
the toolbar to send any messages stored in
the Outbox.
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Note: When you compose a message without being
connected to the Internet, the message is stored
in the Outbox until the next time you log on to
the Internet and connect to your ISP.
To receive e-mail messages
1 Start Outlook Express.
2 If necessary, click the Send/Recv tool on
the toolbar to have Outlook Express deliver
new messages from all listed e-mail accounts.
3 Click the Inbox folder to view the list of
incoming messages. Messages not yet read
appear in bold on the screen.
Note: The messages stay in your Inbox until you
delete them or move them to another folder.
4 Click a message once to view it, or
double-click the message to expand it
and read it in its own window.
For more information about using Outlook
Express, go to the Help menu within the
program.
Doing Common Tasks
The PC has a diskette (floppy) drive (select
models only), and one or more compact disc
(CD) drives. For information about the optional
6-In-1 memory card reader (select models only),
refer to “Using the 6-In-1 Memory Card Reader”
on page 62.
There are different types of optical disc drives
that may be included with the PC, depending
on your PC model:
CD-ROM drive, which can read audio and
data CD discs.
CD-RW drive, which can read and record
(burn) audio and data CD discs.
DVD-ROM drive, which can read CD and
DVD discs.
DVD+RW/+R drive, which can read and
write (burn) CD and DVD discs.
Combination drive, which combines the
functions of two drives into one: either a
DVD+RW/+R drive and a CD-RW drive,
or a DVD-ROM drive and a CD-RW drive.
Note: There are two types of DVD discs: DVD+R/RW
and DVD-R/RW. DVD-R and DVD-RW discs
do not work in the DVD+RW/+R drive.
Most optical drives can read both CD-R and
CD-RW discs. Home and car CD players can read
CD-R discs but most cannot read CD-RW discs.
On some PCs, the CD-RW drive is labeled
CD Writer, the DVD+RW/+R drive is labeled
DVD Writer, and the combo drive is labeled
DVD Writer/CD Writer Combo drive.
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Understanding Your Drives
Using the Diskette
(Floppy) Drive
Insert the diskette into the drive (select models
only) until it locks in place. Insert the diskette
with the round metal disk face-down and the
arrow on the top pointing into the drive.
You can copy files from or to the diskette.
When you are done, check that the light on the
drive is off, indicating that the PC is not writing
to the diskette, and then press the Eject button
on the PC and remove the diskette.
4-slot
Reader
2-slot
Reader
CompactFlash type I
media
Lower left
slot
Upper
slot
CompactFlash type II
media
Lower left
slot
Upper
slot
IBM Microdrive disk drive
Lower left
slot
Upper
slot
Secure Digital (SD)
Memory Card
Upper right
slot
Lower
slot
MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Upper right
slot
Lower
slot
Lower right
slot
Lower
slot
Upper left
slot
Lower
slot
Card
™
®
Memory Stick (MS)
Memory Card
™
Using the 6-In-1
Memory Card Reader
The optional 6-In-1 memory card reader (select
models only) is accessible on the front of the PC
or located inside the front cover of the PC. The
card reader has two or four horizontal card slots
that accept six types of memory cards and the
IBM Microdrive disk drive.
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SmartMedia (SM)
Memory Card
You can place media in one or more of the card
slots and access each media independently.
Place only one piece of media in a slot at
one time.
Special note about the Safely
Remove Hardware Utility
Warning: Do not click Stop in the
Safely Remove Hardware window with
the USB Mass Storage Device selected.
Doing so removes the operating system
recognition of the 6-In-1 memory card
reader from your PC; you must restart
the PC to see your reader again.
If you open the Safely Remove Hardware
window by mistake, click Close.
To use the 6-In-1
memory card reader
Important: CompactFlash and Microdrive are keyed
and cannot be inserted incorrectly. Insert the
receptacle edge (holes) of this media into the slot.
For the two-slot reader, the Secure Digital (SD)
card, the MultiMediaCard (MMC), and the
Memory Stick (MS) card must be inserted upside
down (gold connector fingers face up). Note the
direction of the notched corner on the media.
1 Insert the media into the card slot until it stops.
The in-use light (A) on the card reader lights,
and the PC automatically detects the media.
2 The PC opens a window so you can access
the media contents. You can copy files from or
to the media.
3 When you are done, right-click the drive icon,
select Eject, check that the in-use light is on
but not blinking, and then remove the media.
A steady light indicates that the PC is not
accessing the media.
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Each card slot has its own drive letter and icon.
When you insert media, the display label may
change to the title of the media, if the title is
present.
Warning: Do not try to remove media when the in-use light is blinking. Doing so may cause loss
of data.
A
D
E
B
C
Card
Insert
Into 4-slot reader
CompactFlash type I media
Receptacle edge (holes)
C (lower left)
CompactFlash type II media
Receptacle edge (holes)
C (lower left)
IBM Microdrive disk drive
Receptacle edge (holes)
C (lower left)
Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card
Face up
D (upper right)
MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Face up
D (upper right)
Memory Stick (MS) Memory Card
Face up
E (lower right)
SmartMedia (SM) Memory Card
Face up
B (upper left)
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CompactFlash I/II
F
A
Card
Insert
Into 2-slot reader
CompactFlash type I media
Receptacle edge (holes)
F (upper)
CompactFlash type II media
Receptacle edge (holes)
F (upper)
IBM Microdrive disk drive
Receptacle edge (holes)
F (upper)
Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card
Upside down (gold connector fingers up)
G (lower)
MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Upside down (gold connector fingers up)
G (lower)
Memory Stick (MS) Memory Card
Upside down (gold connector fingers up)
G (lower)
SmartMedia (SM) Memory Card
Face up
G (lower)
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Inserting a CD or DVD
Eject button
The PC must be turned on to eject the disc tray.
Your PC may look different from the ones
shown here.
Eject button
Drive door
(pull for optional drives)
1 Press the Eject button near the drive to eject
the disc tray.
Door
(lower for 6-In-1
and diskette drive)
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Note: On some PCs, the media drive is located
behind a door on the front of the PC.
2 Remove the CD/DVD from its case, holding
on to the disc edges only.
3 Gently place the disc in the tray with the label
facing up.
Note: You can close the top drive tray or top two
drive trays by pressing the media control
open/close button or Eject buttons on the
keyboard if your keyboard has them.
Removing a CD or DVD
Note: You cannot remove a CD or DVD when the PC
is off.
2 Holding on to the disc edges only, lift the CD
or DVD out of the tray.
3 Place the disc in its case.
4 Close the disc tray by gently pushing the tray
into the PC.
4 Close the disc tray by gently pushing the tray
into the PC.
You can also close the tray by clicking the
close/open button on the control panel for
the program (such as MusicMatch Jukebox
or Windows Media Player) that controls
the drive.
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1 Open the disc tray by pressing the Eject
button.
Handling CDs
Playing Music CDs
To avoid damaging a CD, follow these
guidelines:
The PC includes MusicMatch Jukebox
(select models) or Windows Media Player.
This software lets you play music CDs.
Return the CD to the case when you are
finished using it.
Handle the disc by its outside edges or center
hole only.
Do not touch the unlabeled side of a CD or
place the unlabeled side down on your desk.
Doing so could scratch the surface of the CD.
Store CDs at room temperature.
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Using MusicMatch Jukebox
This software lets you play music CDs, record
digital music files, create music CDs on your
CD-RW drive, organize your digital music into
libraries, and listen to music over the Internet.
If you are connected to the Internet when
playing a music CD, MusicMatch Jukebox
searches a CD database on the Internet,
displays the song titles in the Playlist area, and
then begins playing the CD. The next time you
play this CD, you don’t need to be connected
to the Internet — MusicMatch Jukebox keeps
the song titles.
To play a music CD:
1 Insert the music CD into the drive. The
MusicMatch Jukebox window opens.
Or
If the MusicMatch window does not
automatically open, click Start on the
taskbar, choose All Programs, choose
Music (if it is present), MUSICMATCH, and
then select MUSICMATCH Jukebox.
3 To control the CD in the drive, click the buttons
in the MusicMatch Jukebox window. To play
a particular song, double-click its song title
(or track number) in the Playlist. You can also
control the CD using the media control buttons
if your keyboard has them.
For more information on this software, refer
to the online Help: Click the Help menu in the
MusicMatch Jukebox menu bar.
2 If you are not currently connected to the
Internet, the CDDB Internet Connectivity
dialog box appears. If you want to search the
Internet for the name of the artist and the song
titles on the CD, you will need to connect to
the Internet and then click Continue
lookup. If you don’t want to connect to
the Internet, click Quit.
This software lets you play music CDs, and play
DVDs when you have a DVD drive. You can use
it to record digital music files, create music CDs
on your CD-RW drive or DVD+RW/+R drive,
organize your digital music into libraries, and
listen to music or view a music video over the
Internet.
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Using Windows Media Player
To play a music CD:
1 Insert the music CD into the drive. The
Windows Media Player window opens.
Or
If the Windows Media Player window does
not automatically open, click Start on the
taskbar, choose All Programs, choose
Video (if it is present), and then select
Windows Media Player.
2 To control the CD in the drive, click the buttons
in the Windows Media Player window. To
play a particular song, double-click its song
title (or track number) in the Playlist. You can
also control the CD using the media control
buttons if your keyboard has them.
When you click the Media Guide or the Radio
Tuner features, Windows Media Player connects
to the Internet and obtains information about the
CD selections or streaming radio stations.
For more information on this software, refer to
the online Help within the Windows Media
Player: Click the Help menu in the Windows
Media Player menu bar. If necessary, first
display the menu bar by clicking the up arrow
in the left corner of the Windows Media Player
window.
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Creating a CD by
Using the CD-RW Drive
Creating a CD by Using
RecordNow
Note: The CD-RW drive is available on select
To open the RecordNow program:
Your PC has recording (or burning) software
(select models only) for creating CDs.
You can make
To
An audio CD
Create personal music CDs
with your favorite music tracks
and WAV, MP3, and WMA
files.
A data CD
A copy of a CD
Store data from files or folders
on your hard disk drive. You
can also write files directly to
a CD-R or CD-RW disc.
Have backup data files.
Jewel case inserts
and labels
Label the contents of a CD
(labels are sold separately).
1 Click Start on the taskbar.
2 Choose All Programs. Choose CD (DVD)
Recorder, if it is present.
3 Choose RecordNow.
4 Click RecordNow again.
Note: For information about recording onto CDs,
refer to the Help menu in the RecordNow
program.
Continue by following the steps under “Creating
a music CD” on page 72 or “Creating a data
CD” on page 74.
Use a CD-R if you are going to play the disc in a
CD player, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, or
DVD+RW/+R drive. CD-R discs are compatible
with more players than are CD-RW discs.
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models only.
Creating a music CD
1 Open RecordNow.
Important: HP supports lawful use of technology and
2 Click Make a Music Disc.
does not endorse or encourage the use of our
products for purposes other than those permitted
by national copyright law.
RecordNow creates closed session music CDs,
which means you must record all music files
in one recording session. Music files can be
recorded repeatedly on a rewriteable CD-RW
disc, but all previously recorded files must be
erased first. To erase a recorded CD-RW disc,
insert the disc, open RecordNow and then click
the Erase button. CD-R discs cannot be erased.
Note: CD-R discs play in most home and car stereos.
CD-RW discs play only in some stereos.
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3 Select one of these options:
Make a Music Disc from Audio Files
— Create a music disc from MP3, WMA,
or WAV files on your hard drive. Continue
with step 5.
Make a Music Disc from other CDs
— Create a new music disc from tracks
taken from your music disc collection.
Continue with step 4.
Make a Disc for an MP3 Player —
Create a disc specifically for MP3 players.
Follow the onscreen instructions.
4 To copy tracks from a music CD:
a Insert the music CD, and then click Next.
5 To copy audio or MP3 files from your hard
drive:
a Insert a blank CD-R or CD-RW disc, and
then click Next.
c Click the Finish button when you have
added all the audio files to your music CD
project. Your audio files are prepared for
recording.
b Select files from the Music on System
window, or click the Browse button to
locate the files you want to copy, select
them, and then click the Add button.
d Follow any onscreen instructions to finish
recording your music CD.
c Select a file, and then click the Remove
button if you want to delete it from the files
to be copied to the disc.
Common Tasks
b Select the tracks you want to record, and
then click the Add button.
d Click the Next button when you have
finished adding audio files. Follow any
onscreen instructions to finish recording
your music CD.
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4 Click the Add Files and Folders button to
locate the files you want to record. Select a
file, and then click the Add button. Repeat
this step until all files are selected.
Use RecordNow to create a copy of a disc or of
your personal data files from your hard drive. If
the disc is not blank when you insert it, you must
either erase it or insert another disc that is blank
or appendable.
5 Click the Next button when you have finished
adding files.
1 Open RecordNow.
6 Click OK to begin recording your files to disc.
2 Click Make a Data Disc.
7 Click Done.
3 Insert the blank or appendable CD-R
or CD-RW disc into your drive, and then
click Next.
You can add new data files to a CD-R or CD-RW
disc in a later recording session if disc space is
available. You can update previously recorded
files that have the same name on your CD-R or
CD-RW disc.
If the disc is full, insert another disc.
Or
If you are appending a disc, files with the
same name will be recorded over. Click
Yes to continue.
Or
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If you are erasing a rewriteable disc, click
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Playing DVD Movies
The DVD-ROM drive (select models only) can
run software on CD-ROMs, play music CDs,
and play DVD movies and software.
Playing a DVD
Note: DVD movies are often localized to geographical
countries/regions. For information about this, see
“Using country/region codes” on page 77.
1 Insert the disc into the DVD-ROM drive.
Note: On a double-sided DVD, read the text
2 Close the disc tray by gently pushing the
tray into the PC. The movie plays in its own
resizable window, and the WinDVD control
panel appears.
Or
If the program does not automatically open,
click Start, choose All Programs, choose
Video (if it is present), click InterVideo
WinDVD Player, and then click
InterVideo WinDVD 4.
You may want to start WinDVD and adjust the
settings before inserting the disc and starting the
movie.
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around the inner hole of the disc to determine
which side (A versus B or Standard versus
Widescreen) to play. Place the disc in the tray
with the label face up for the side you want
to play.
To start WinDVD without a disc in the drive:
Understanding DVD terminology
1 Click Start on the taskbar.
To understand the DVD controls, you should be
familiar with DVD terminology. Each DVD can
hold one or more titles. Most full-length movies
have only one title on the DVD, but some DVDs
include several short movies, with each movie
being a separate title.
2 Choose All Programs. Choose Video, if it
is present.
3 Choose InterVideo WinDVD Player.
4 Click InterVideo WinDVD 4. The WinDVD
video window and control panel open.
Viewing Help information
™
For information on the WinDVD software,
refer to the online Help within the program:
click the ? in the WinDVD menu bar.
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Each title is divided into multiple chapters.
A chapter is a particular segment or scene in
the movie. When watching a DVD movie, you
have the ability to jump to the next chapter, the
previous chapter, or to a specific chapter.
A single image in a movie is called a frame.
Using the WinDVD control panel
If you are playing a movie full screen and the
panel is hidden, you can redisplay it as follows:
1 Right-click anywhere in the video window.
2 Click Player. The control panel appears.
To resize the video window when it is not
full screen, place the mouse pointer on a
window corner and drag the border.
Or
Click the Full Screen button in the
upper-right corner of the WinDVD
control panel.
Or
To see what a button does on the control
panel, place the mouse pointer on the
button; the button title appears onscreen.
To move the WinDVD control panel, place
the mouse pointer on the panel (but not on
a button), and drag it to the desired
location on the screen.
Using country/region codes
DVDs sometimes come with country/region
codes imprinted as part of the disc data.
These codes prevent DVD movies from being
played in countries/regions of the world that
are different from where they were sold. You can
play DVDs from other countries/regions only five
times before the country/region code locks and
becomes permanent. Once the code locks, you
can only play DVDs from that country/region.
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Double-click the video window to make it
full screen.
When the country/region code locks, if you
need help, contact HP Support.
The country/region number is usually placed
over a world globe printed on the DVD
packaging and disc.
DVDs without country/region codes will play on
any player or drive in any country/region.
The six major DVD countries/regions are:
Country/Region 1: North America
Country/Region 2: Japan, Europe,
Middle East, South Africa
Country/Region 3: Southeast Asia
Country/Region 4: Australia,
New Zealand, Mexico, Central and
South America
Country/Region 5: Northwest Asia,
North Africa
Country/Region 6: China
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WinDVD is not pre-set to a particular
country/region — the country/region code of
the first DVD movie you play determines your
DVD country/region.
For example, if you play a DVD with a
country/region 1 code, WinDVD sets the current
country/region of your DVD-ROM player to 1.
If you later play a DVD that is coded for a
different country/region, WinDVD asks if you
want to set this as the current country/region.
Warning: You can change the
country/region code only five times
before the setting becomes permanent.
When the country/region code locks, if
you need help, contact HP Support.
The DVD+RW/+R drive is available on select
models only.
The DVD+RW/+R drive plays movie DVDs
and music CDs, reads data CDs and DVDs, and
records (burns) files to DVD+RW, DVD+R, CD-R,
and CD-RW discs.
Note: There are two types of DVD discs: DVD+RW/R
and DVD-R/RW. DVD-R and DVD-RW discs
do not work in the DVD+RW/+R drive.
Using the Combo Drive
The combination drive is available on select
models only. It combines the functions of two
drives into one: either a DVD+RW/+R drive
and a CD-RW drive, or a DVD-ROM drive and
a CD-RW drive.
When you insert a disc in the combo drive, the
PC automatically detects the type of disc:
If you insert a software program CD, it is
available for use.
If you insert a music CD, a window opens
for the program that plays CDs. See
“Playing Music CDs” on page 68.
If you insert a DVD movie, the Video window
and WinDVD control panel open. See
“Playing DVD Movies” on page 74.
For steps to play a movie, see “Playing DVD
Movies” on page 74.
The guide for this drive is printed and included
in the PC box (select models).
If you insert a blank CD-R or CD-RW, use
RecordNow to copy audio or data files. See
“Creating a CD by Using the CD-RW Drive”
on page 71.
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Common Tasks
Creating a DVD by Using
the DVD+RW/+R Drive
If you insert a blank DVD, a program opens
for you to use to record to the disc. See
“Creating a DVD by Using the
DVD+RW/+R Drive” on page 79.
Using HP Pavilion PC Tools
The HP Pavilion PC Tools folder (select models
only) in the All Programs/Hewlett-Packard menu
contains special utilities for HP Pavilion owners.
For example, you’ll find a utility for displaying
system information. This folder also contains
the HP Tour Guide and any onscreen guides
included with your PC.
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To see the items in the HP Pavilion PC Tools
folder:
1 Click Start on the taskbar.
2 Choose All Programs.
3 Choose Hewlett-Packard.
4 Choose HP Pavilion PC Tools.
5 Click an item to view or use it.
Note: If there are no guide titles listed in HP Pavilion PC
Tools, your PC has no onscreen guides.
Getting Updates from HP for the PC
HP provides an Internet-based service that
includes informing you when updates are
available for your PC (select models only).
The Updates from HP support messages are also
available to you through the Support Web
site under the information for your model PC.
To go to the Web site, refer to your Warranty
and Support Guide.
Using Updates from
HP Messages
Updates from HP (not available for all models) is
a service provided by HP to bring you important
information about your PC:
Product notices
Support updates
Tips
Special offers for your PC from HP
Messages arrive while you’re connected to the
Internet and may display an alert or a notice
on your desktop. View messages as they arrive
or read them later.
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HP Updates
Informing You of Changes
To start Updates from HP
After you view or close a message, it will not
automatically display again.
To turn off the Updates from
HP Service
1 Click Start on the taskbar.
You cannot receive messages, including
important support messages that may be
critical to the operation of your PC, while the
service is off.
2 Choose All Programs.
To turn off the service:
To read a previously received message:
3 Choose Updates from HP.
4 Click Updates from HP again.
Updates from HP opens and lists the message
titles. To read a message, double-click the
message title in the window. You can close this
window, and Updates from HP remains active.
Note: If you change your mind later, you can turn on
the service. See “Re-enabling the Updates from
HP Service” in the following section.
1 Click Start on the taskbar.
2 Choose All Programs.
3 Choose Updates from HP.
4 Click Disable Updates from HP.
The service is turned off until you re-enable it.
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Re-enabling the Updates from
HP Service
When you re-enable the Updates from HP
service, the service runs whenever you are
connected to the Internet, and you receive
messages as they become available.
Double-click the Re-enable Updates from
HP icon on the desktop.
Or
1 Click Start on the taskbar.
2 Choose All Programs.
3 Choose Updates from HP.
4 Click Re-enable Updates from HP.
HP Updates
If you disable the service, you can use the
Re-enable Updates from HP icon on the desktop
to turn on the service.
To turn on the service:
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Help
Resolving Problems
Troubleshooting
For help on general and miscellaneous problems you may be experiencing with the PC, refer to the
following pages for possible solutions. Look up the description of the problem, and try the solution listed.
For more detailed information, press the Help button on your keyboard, or click Start on the taskbar
and select Help and Support.
Problem
Solution
My PC won’t turn on
at all.
When you press the On button on the front of the PC, the following events should
happen:
1 The keyboard indicator lights flash.
2 The light next to the diskette drive flashes.
3 The hard disk spins or the diskette drive makes a noise.
4 The PC makes one beep indicating it is operating properly.
Warning: Your system is provided with a voltage select switch for use in a
115 or 230 VAC power system. The voltage select switch has been pre-set
to the correct voltage setting for use in the particular country/region
where it was initially sold. Changing the voltage select switch to the
incorrect position can damage your PC and void any implied warranty.
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Problem
Solution
My PC won’t turn on
at all. (continued)
If the PC doesn’t go through the above procedure, check the following:
The power cord and all cables are securely plugged into the PC.
The power cord is plugged into a grounded outlet. Check to see whether the
outlet works by plugging another item into it.
The monitor is connected to the PC, plugged in, and turned on.
I installed a
new printer or
other device, and
it won’t work.
Be sure that you installed the device drivers that came with the new device.
You may need an updated driver for Windows XP. For non-HP peripherals,
contact the vendor directly. For HP peripherals, visit the HP Web site. Refer to
your Warranty and Support Guide for details.
The PC doesn’t make
any sound.
Note: Some systems include an adapter cable for the speakers. The left and right speaker
cables plug into the adapter cable. The adapter cable plugs into the speaker port on
the back of the PC.
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Check the speaker connection. Refer to “Using Speakers” on page 32.
If your speakers have a power button, check whether it is turned on and the
power supply is turned on (select models only).
Remove the headphone connection.
Use the keyboard controls to increase the volume.
Press the Mute button on the keyboard to see if the mute feature is turned on.
Click the Volume icon on the taskbar. Increase the volume, and make sure the
Mute box is not selected.
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Solution
The PC (or part of it)
doesn’t seem to be
working.
Try restarting the PC as follows:
1 Click Start on the taskbar.
2 Click Turn Off Computer.
3 Click Restart.
If the PC shows no response to mouse or keyboard actions, reset the PC:
1 Press and hold the On button until the system turns off.
2 Wait a few seconds, and turn the PC back on.
Help
Problem
Note: Using the On button to reset the system is not recommended and should be used only
as a last resort.
A software program, software driver, or the operating system software may be
corrupted, erased, or damaged. You can use the Application Recovery program or
the System Recovery program to reinstall the software. Refer to “Using Application
Recovery and System Recovery” on page 93.
It’s possible that a voltage spike, power outage, or brownout has occurred.
Symptoms of voltage spikes include a flickering video display, unexpected PC
startups, and the PC not responding to your commands. A voltage spike can
occasionally corrupt or destroy files, so it is a good idea to consistently make backup
copies of your data files. Prevent voltage spikes by installing a surge suppressor made
for use with computers between the power outlet and the PC power cord.
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Problem
Solution
The monitor doesn’t
work, even though the
PC appears to.
Check the connection of the power cord into the monitor.
Make sure the monitor is turned on — it has its own power button.
Make sure the monitor power cord is plugged into a grounded outlet. Check to see
whether the outlet works by plugging another item into it. (If the light on the front of
the monitor is lit, the monitor is getting power.)
Check the cable connection between the monitor and the PC. The cable connectors
must be pushed in all the way.
Adjust the brightness and contrast controls on the monitor.
If you have more than one display device (CRT monitor, flat panel monitor, TV, etc.)
connected to the PC, change where the desktop appears by pressing Alt+F5.
The keyboard Print
button doesn’t work.
Some programs do not recognize the Print button.
I cannot remove a
CD or DVD disc.
You cannot remove a CD or DVD disc after you have turned off the PC. Turn on the
PC and press the Eject button to extend the tray.
I want to remove icons
from the desktop.
You can remove most desktop icons from your display by either deleting them or
moving them to an unused icons folder. Refer to “Removing desktop icons” on
page 109.
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Solution
When I push one
of the special or
multimedia buttons
on the keyboard,
nothing happens.
My keyboard doesn’t
work, even though the
PC and monitor seem
to work.
Check the button configuration. To reconfigure the button:
1 Click Start on the taskbar.
2 Click Control Panel.
3 Click Printers and Other Hardware, if present.
4 Double-click Keyboard.
5 In the Keyboard Properties window that appears, click the Buttons tab.
6 Double-click the button you want to change. The button configuration window
appears.
7 Choose the button capability from the drop-down list. Enter the Display Label and
the Address. (For a Web site, enter the complete Web site URL in the Address box.)
8 Click OK.
9 On the Buttons tab, click Apply.
10 Repeat steps 6 through 9 for each button you want to reconfigure.
11 Click OK when you are finished reconfiguring the keyboard.
If the PC beeps repeatedly or if nothing happens when you press keys, it’s possible
that the keyboard is connected improperly.
PS/2 keyboards only: Check that the cable connector pins are straight. Make
sure the keyboard is connected to the keyboard port, not to the mouse port. If you
need to reconnect these two cables, turn the PC off, reconnect the cables, and then
turn the PC back on.
Try restarting the PC (click Start, select Turn Off Computer, and click Restart).
If that doesn’t work, press and hold the PC On button until the PC turns off
(approximately five seconds). Then turn the PC back on.
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Help
Problem
Problem
Solution
The AOL program
comes up even though
I’m not using it.
If AOL opens when you are using another Internet Service Provider (ISP), the PC is still
trying to use AOL for Internet access and you may want to remove the AOL program.
To uninstall AOL:
1
2
3
4
Click Start on the taskbar.
Click Control Panel.
Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
Select America Online, click Change/Remove, and then click Yes when the
confirmation window opens.
Note: Removing the AOL program will not cancel your account with AOL.
I cannot connect to the
Internet.
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Verify that your Internet Service Provider (ISP) account is set up properly; contact your
ISP for assistance.
Reconnect the modem, verifying connections: Modem cable connected to PC modem
connector and to telephone service line jack. Note that your PC may also have a
network interface (also called a network interface card, or NIC) that connects to a
LAN (local area network). Although it looks similar to the modem connector, the RJ-45
network connector is not the same. Verify that you are using the modem connector. Do
not connect a telephone cable to the NIC. Do not plug a network cable into a
telephone line; doing so may damage the NIC.
Verify that the Web browser is installed and set up to work with your ISP.
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Solution
The mouse doesn’t
work, even though
everything else does.
If nothing happens when you move the mouse, it’s possible that the mouse is
connected improperly.
PS/2 mouse only: Check that the cable connector pins are straight. Make sure the
mouse is connected to the mouse port, not to the keyboard port. To reconnect these
two cables, turn the PC off, reconnect the cables, and then turn the PC back on.
If the pointer doesn’t move on the screen when you move the mouse, clean the mouse.
For an optical mouse, wipe the light sensor lens on the bottom of the mouse with a
lint-free cloth. For a roller ball mouse:
1 Remove the mouse ball by unscrewing the bottom of the mouse.
2 Clean the mouse ball with a damp cloth (not paper).
3 Use your finger to move the rollers in the mouse ball housing, and remove lint
and dust.
4 Replace the mouse ball, and screw on the cover.
The PC might have stopped. Reset the PC by pressing and holding the PC On button
until the PC turns off (approximately five seconds). Then turn the PC back on.
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Help
Problem
Problem
Solution
I cannot remove the
cables for my external
device from the multistorage bay cable
tunnel (select models
only).
Remove the rear top cover:
1 Remove the multi-storage bay cover. See “Multi-Storage Bay — Peripheral
Placement” in the “Start Here” section of this document.
2 Press tab (A) inside the bay and slide the top back cover toward the back of the
chassis; then lift off the cover.
A
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The PC uses the operating system and installed
software programs during normal operation. If
your PC works improperly or stops because of
the software, you may be able to repair it.
You need recovery discs (CDs or DVDs) for some
repairs that use the HP Application Recovery
program or the HP PC System Recovery
program. The PC does not include recovery
discs in the accessory box, but you can make
your own recovery CDs or DVDs; see “Using
HP PC Recovery CD-DVD Creator” on page 98.
Caution: It is strongly recommended
you create your recovery CDs/DVDs
before you need them.
You should also make the Recovery Tools CD.
This CD contains utilities that allow you to make
changes to your hard disk drive, including
removing the recovery partition. See “Using HP
Recovery Tools CD” on page 99.
HP and Microsoft provide several methods to fix
your PC, including using the System Recovery
program. Try these methods in the order
listed here:
Restart When you Restart the computer, the
PC starts over using the operating system and
software in its memory. This is the simplest
repair for your PC; just click Start, choose
Turn Off Computer, and then click
Restart.
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Recovery
Using Application Recovery
and System Recovery
Turn Off Computer When you turn off the
computer and then turn it on again, you force
the PC to copy the operating system into its
memory and to clear some tracking
information. This may eliminate some
problems that can remain after performing a
Restart. Refer to “Turning Off the PC” on
page 42.
Driver Rollback This Microsoft Windows
XP feature is part of the Windows Installer
program used with the Add or Remove
Programs utility in the Control Panel. It can
revert to the previous version of a driver
program if an installation fails when you are
installing a new version of the driver program.
For more information, type Rollback into the
Search box in Help and Support.
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System Restore This Microsoft Windows
XP feature creates a restore point where it
records the PC settings at that time and date.
You can later return the PC to the settings
recorded at the restore point. You can create
a specific restore point, or have the operating
system create a restore point. For example,
when you use Add Programs to add a
software program, the operating system
automatically creates a restore point before it
adds the software. Use System Restore to
return the PC to the settings the PC had before
you installed the program. For more
information, type System Restore into the
Search box in Help and Support.
Application and Driver Recovery If the
problem with the PC seems to be with only
one program or one driver, it may be that the
application program or the driver program is
damaged. You can reinstall individual factoryinstalled application programs and driver
programs using the HP Application Recovery
program (select models only); see
“Application Recovery“ on page 101.
System Recovery Use the HP System
Recovery program as a last resort to reinstall
the software. Perform System Recovery using
the hard disk drive partition first; see “System
Recovery” on page 102. If necessary, next
perform System Recovery using the recovery
CDs/DVDs and choose Standard Recovery;
see “System Recovery Using Recovery discs”
on page 104. Finally, if necessary, perform
System Recovery using the recovery
CDs/DVDs and choose Full System Recovery;
see “System Recovery Using Recovery discs”
on page 104.
Before using the HP PC System Recovery
program or the HP Application Recovery
program, use System Restore.
Note: Your PC hard drive contains the System Recovery
image in a partition area of the disk drive. The
PC does not include recovery discs in the
accessory box, but you can make your own
recovery CDs or DVD; see “Creating Recovery
CDs/DVDs” on page 96.
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Creating Recovery CDs/DVDs
1 You can recover (bring back) the operating system and programs that were included on your hard
drive just as they were when you bought the computer.
Note: A hard drive is a disk inside the computer that stores the operating system, programs, and data.
2 You recover the operating system and programs directly from your hard drive, where a copy was
placed for your convenience.
We call this part of your hard drive the “recovery partition.”
The recovery partition takes up some space on your hard drive.
3 You can copy the information of this recovery partition onto CDs or DVDs.
4 Then, if you would like to make extra space available on your hard drive, you can delete the recovery
partition using a special software tool.
5 Do not delete your hard drive partition unless you have made recovery CDs or DVDs.
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The recovery discs can be used only with the
specified PC model. The discs are licensed for
use only with your HP Pavilion home PC. The
recovery CDs/DVD can install the operating
system and software on your PC hard disk drive
if the software becomes corrupted or is
accidentally erased.
You can use this program to make only one set
of recovery CDs or DVD for your PC. The
recovery discs you create can be used only on
your PC. To use this program, your PC must have
a CD-RW drive, DVD Writer drive, or other drive
that can write to the CDs or DVDs. If necessary,
purchase a Windows XP-compatible drive from
your local PC or electronics store.
Using HP PC Recovery CD-DVD
Creator
The number of CDs/DVDs in the recovery set
depends on your PC model. The program tells
you the number of blank discs needed to make
the set. The process takes some time, including
up to 15 minutes per disc to verify that the
information written on the disc is correct.
Make recovery CDs or DVDs for your PC by
using HP Recovery CD-DVD Creator before you
experience any problem.
The recovery discs set is a complete image of the
original HP Pavilion home PC hard disk drive
contents and is matched to your PC model
number. The discs set contains the operating
system, drivers, and application software that
were originally installed on the PC at the factory.
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You can quit the process at any time. The next
time you run the program, it begins where you
left off.
Using HP Recovery Tools CD
1 Close any open programs. To close
programs, click X in the upper-right
corner of each window.
Your PC allows you to create (burn) a Recovery
Tools CD. After you make the HP Recovery Tools
CD, you can use it to:
2 Click Start on the taskbar.
Read instructions to use each utility on the
Recovery Tools CD.
Start the System Recovery program from the
recovery partition.
Remove the System Recovery partition from
your PC hard disk drive to increase space
for data.
Create a new data partition on your PC hard
disk drive.
Start the Microsoft Recovery Console (a utility
from Microsoft that can perform operating
system diagnostics and repairs).
3 Choose All Programs.
4 Choose Hewlett-Packard.
5 Choose HP Pavilion PC Tools.
6 Click HP PC Recovery CD-DVD Creator.
The creator window appears.
7 Follow the onscreen instructions. Label
each disc as you make it.
Store the recovery discs in a safe place.
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To run HP PC Recovery CD-DVD Creator:
Warning: Before using the HP PC
Recovery Tools CD to change your hard
disk drive, make System Recovery discs
for your PC by using the HP PC Recovery
CD-DVD Creator program (see page 98).
You cannot make System Recovery CDs
after you remove the System Recovery
partition.
You must create (burn) the Recovery Tools CD
before you can use it.
To create or to start the HP PC Recovery
Tools CD:
1 Click Start on the taskbar.
2 Choose All Programs.
3 Choose Hewlett-Packard.
4 Choose HP Pavilion PC Tools.
5 Click HP PC Recovery Tools CD.
Follow the onscreen instructions.
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System Restore
Warning: Try System Restore before
using the HP System Recovery program.
If software on your hard drive accidentally
gets erased or damaged, first use the Microsoft
System Restore feature in Windows XP to restore
the PC system and program settings.
System Restore returns the PC settings
to a selected restore point without affecting
user programs or document files. For more
information, type System Restore into the
Search box in Help and Support.
Note: Not all models include the Application
Recovery program. Perform steps 3 through 7 of
the following procedure. If HP Application
Recovery appears in the folder, your PC includes
the program.
If an individual factory-installed application or
driver accidentally gets erased or damaged, you
can reinstall the software using the
HP Application Recovery program.
Note: Do not use the Application Recovery program to
reinstall software programs that came on CDs or
DVDs included in the PC box. Reinstall these
programs directly from the CDs or DVDs.
To start Application Recovery:
1 Close all applications and folders.
2 Uninstall the existing (damaged) application;
see “Uninstalling programs” on page 108.
3 Click Start on the taskbar.
4 Choose All Programs.
5 Choose Hewlett-Packard.
6 Choose HP Pavilion PC Tools.
7 Click HP Application Recovery.
8 Click Application Installation or
Driver Installation, and then click Next.
9 Select the driver or application program to
install, and then click Install.
10 Follow the onscreen instructions.
11 Repeat steps 8 through 10 to install other
drivers or applications.
12 When you have finished recovering
applications or drivers, close the Application
Recovery program. Then click Start, click
Turn Off Computer, and click Restart to
restart the PC.
Warning: Do not skip this last step!
You must restart the PC when you are
finished recovering applications or
drivers.
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Application Recovery
System Recovery
When other methods of repairing your
system software (like System Restore or
Application Recovery) fail, you may want to
use the HP System Recovery program as a
last resort to reinstall the software.
When necessary, you can reinstall the operating
system and the application software that was
originally installed on the PC at the factory by
using the System Recovery program.
Warning: The HP System Recovery
program will delete any data or
programs that you installed after
purchase. Be sure to back up any
data that you want to keep onto a
removable disc.
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The System Recovery program uses a special
recovery partition on the hard disk that stores
an image of the original software.
Note: The System Recovery image is in a partition area
of the hard drive and takes up part of the total
drive space. This disk space is not usually
available for your use.
In the unlikely event that you replace the
hard drive, or somehow damage the data in
the special recovery partition on the hard drive,
use recovery discs to reinstall the operating
system and software to the hard disk drive.
See ”System Recovery Using Recovery discs”
on page 104.
Make your own recovery discs (CDs or DVD)
before you need them; see “Using HP PC
Recovery CD-DVD Creator” on page 98. You
can also make the Recovery Tools CD. This CD
contains utilities that allow you to make changes
to your hard disk drive; see “Using HP Recovery
Tools CD” on page 99.
1 Turn off the PC. Disconnect all peripheral
devices from the PC except the monitor, the
keyboard, and the mouse. Turn on the PC.
2 Click Start on the taskbar, choose All
Programs, choose Hewlett-Packard,
choose HP Pavilion PC Tools, and click
HP PC System Recovery.
3 Wait until the System Recovery window
appears, asking Do you really want to start
System Recovery?
4 Click Yes to continue with the recovery
process. If you created recovery discs (see
page 98), then you may be directed to insert
recovery disc #1.
5 The PC starts the recovery; wait for the
onscreen instructions to display, and then
follow those instructions.
6 Complete the PC startup, and finish
the registration process. Then reconnect
all peripheral devices.
Starting System Recovery If the
PC Is Not Responding
1 Turn off the PC. If necessary, press and hold
the On button until the PC turns off.
2 Disconnect all peripheral devices from the
PC except the monitor, the keyboard, and the
mouse.
3 Press the On button to turn the PC on.
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Starting System Recovery If the
PC Is Responding
4 During the startup, do the following to enter
the System Recovery program:
When the blue screen with the HP Invent logo
appears, press the F10 key on the keyboard.
(You have only a few seconds to press the
F10 key before the normal startup process
continues.)
System Recovery
Using Recovery discs
Make your own recovery CDs/DVDs before you
need them; recovery discs are not included with
your PC. See “Creating Recovery CDs/DVDs”
on page 96.
5 The PC starts the recovery; wait for the
onscreen instructions to display, and then
follow those instructions.
Starting System Recovery using
recovery discs
6 Complete the PC startup, and finish
the registration process. Then reconnect
all peripheral devices.
The recovery discs provide two recovery options:
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Standard Recovery: This option recovers
factory-shipped programs, drivers, and the
operating system without affecting any data
files that you may have created since
purchasing this PC. Some data files may be
difficult to find after the System Recovery, so it
is best to back up all hard disk drive files
before performing a System Recovery.
Full System Recovery: This recovery
function completely erases and reformats the
hard disk drive. The program performs a full
System Recovery to reinstall the operating
system, programs, and drivers from the
recovery discs. However, you must reinstall
any software that was not installed on the PC
at the factory. This includes software that
came on CDs included in the PC accessory
box, and software programs you installed
since your purchase.
Note: If your PC has a blank or corrupted hard disk
To run the System Recovery program
using recovery discs:
1 If the PC works, back up all data files that you
want to save onto removable media, such as
CD-RW or diskette. Remove the backup CD or
diskette you’ve made.
2 Press the Eject button on the top disc drive,
and wait for the tray to open. Insert Recovery
disc #1 and close the tray.
3 Turn off the PC:
drive, you will see only the full System Recovery
option.
If the PC works: Click Start on the taskbar,
click Turn Off Computer, and then click
Turn Off.
Or
Press and hold the On button
approximately 5 seconds until the PC
turns off.
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4 Disconnect all peripheral devices from the
PC except the monitor, the keyboard, and
the mouse.
5 Press the On button to turn on the PC.
6 The PC starts the recovery; wait for the
onscreen instructions to display, and then
follow those instructions.
For standard recovery, press R. Click Next
to proceed with the System Recovery. Click
Yes to start the recovery. Insert the
remaining recovery discs when directed.
Or
For full System Recovery, press F. Click Yes
to perform a full System Recovery. Confirm
that you want to create a recovery
partition. Insert the remaining discs when
directed.
Or
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If your PC hard disk drive is blank or
corrupted, press R to perform a full System
Recovery. Confirm that you want to create
a recovery partition. Insert the remaining
recovery discs when directed.
7 When the recovery program finishes, click
Restart to restart the PC.
8 Before the PC restarts, the drive tray ejects.
Remove the disc.
9 After the PC restarts, a series of startup
screens appears. To proceed with the initial
Microsoft Windows setup, you must answer a
few questions.
10 Complete the registration process, and then
reconnect all peripheral devices.
11 Reinstall software not originally installed on
the PC by the factory.
12 Copy data files that you saved on the backup
CD or diskette you made to your hard disk.
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The partition:
Houses a backup version of the operating
system and the programs included with
the PC.
Takes up about 5 GB of hard disk space,
reducing the total amount of space available
for your use.
Can be removed using the Recovery Tools CD.
The PC comes with a hard disk drive.
Depending on your model, the hard disk drive
has 20 gigabytes (GB) to more than 250 GB of
total disk space. The PC comes with preloaded
software programs and a partition within the
hard disk drive that takes up a certain amount
of space on the hard disk drive.
Use the following procedures to:
Note: The System Recovery image is in a partition area
of the hard drive; this disk space is not available
for your use. Refer to “Using HP Recovery Tools
CD” on page 99 for information to make the disk
space available.
View the amount of used and free disk space
by using the System Tools Disk Management.
Uninstall unneeded programs.
Use the Disk Cleanup utility.
Reinstall programs that came with the PC.
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Freeing Up Space on
Your Hard Disk Drive
To display hard disk space
To view the amount of space on the hard disk:
1 Click Start on the taskbar.
2 Click Control Panel.
3 Click Performance and Maintenance,
if it is present.
4 Double-click Administrative Tools.
5 Double-click Computer Management.
The Computer Management window opens.
6 Double-click Storage.
7 Double-click Disk Management (Local).
Information is displayed for each drive on your
PC. You may need to scroll the window to the
right to see the capacity and the free space
sizes.
Increasing available
hard disk space
You can free up space on the hard disk
by uninstalling programs or by using the
Disk Cleanup utility to remove unneeded files.
Uninstalling programs
1 Click Start.
2 Click Control Panel.
3 Double-click Add or Remove Programs,
if present.
4 Click the program, and then click the
Change/Remove button.
5 Click OK when the confirmation window
opens.
6 Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each program you
want to remove.
7 Click Close.
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You can remove most desktop icons from your
display by either deleting them or moving them
to an unused icons folder. To delete a desktop
icon, right-click the icon, and then select Delete.
Important: You should not delete any unfamiliar
desktop icons. If in doubt, do not delete it.
Instead, use the steps to move the desktop icons
to the Unused Desktop Shortcuts folder.
To move desktop icons to the Unused Desktop
Shortcuts folder:
1 Click Start.
2 Choose Control Panel.
3 Click Appearance and Themes, if it is
present.
4 Click Display.
5 On the Desktop tab, click Customize
Desktop.
6 Under Desktop cleanup, click Clean
Desktop Now.
7 Follow the onscreen directions to remove
unused desktop icons.
You can return desktop icons to your desktop by
opening the Unused Desktop Shortcuts folder on
your desktop and dragging an icon onto the
desktop.
Using the Disk Cleanup utility
1 Click Start.
2 Choose All Programs.
3 Choose Accessories.
4 Choose System Tools.
5 Click Disk Cleanup. Wait for the
calculations to complete.
6 Select the files you want to delete, and click
OK, and then click Yes.
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Removing desktop icons
Reinstalling programs
You can reinstall most programs that came
with your PC.
For programs that came on CDs or DVDs,
just reinsert the disc and follow the onscreen
instructions.
For preinstalled programs, follow the steps in
“Application Recovery” on page 101.
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Index
A
adjusting microphone volume, 37
adjusting speaker volume, 35, 86
All Programs, xxiv, 12
All Programs list
changing, 12
America Online, troubleshooting, 90
Application Recovery, 93, 95, 101
Application Recovery warning, 101
autoscrolling, mouse, 16
available hard disk space
checking, 107
increasing, 108
Start, 11
User, 27
B
box contents, viii
browsing the Internet, 50
burning
DVD, 79
buttons
Eject, 66
E-Mail, 28
Help, 27
HP, 27
mouse, 14
mouse scroll wheel, 14
Mute, 29
Off. See shutting down PC
On, 6
Power, 6
Search, 28
special keys, 25
Standby, 27
C
cables
for connecting a TV, 38
card reader, 6-In-1, 62
card types, memory card reader, 62
carpal tunnel syndrome, 9
CD/DVD
country/region codes for
DVD, 77
drive types, 61
handling, 68
inserting, 66
keyboard button, 29
opening drive, 66
playing music, 68
removing, 67, 88
terminology for DVD, 76
using correct DVD disc, 79
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5.1 speakers, 32
6-In-1 memory card reader
card types, 62
using, 62
CD-RW drive
burning, 71
playing, 71
recording, 71
types of discs, 71
CD-RW, writing to, 71
chassis, symbols, xiv
closed session music CDs, 72
Combo drive, 79
components, ix, 6
Connect button, 55
connecting
Ethernet, 53
multi-channel speakers, 33
telephone line, 55
to a Web site, 56
to the Internet, 55
connectors
cable tunnel, xi
PC back, xiii, xv
PC front, ix, xvi
symbols on chassis, xiv
Control Panel, opening, 11
corrupted software, 101
country/region code warning, 78
112
country/region codes for DVD, 77
creating a DVD, 79
creating CD with RecordNow, 71
creating recovery discs, 96, 98
creating Recovery Tools CD, 99
D
desktop, xix
removing icons, 109
desktop tour, xxv
device not working, 86
disconnecting, TV, 42
Disk Cleanup utility, 108
diskette
inserting, 62
using, 62
domain name, 49
drive
labels, 61
types, 61
driver recovery, 95
driver rollback, 94
drivers
finding, xxiv
updating, 56
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DVD
burning, 79
country/region code
warning, 78
country/region codes, 77
discs, 79
Help, 76
inserting, 66
keyboard button, 29
opening drive, 66
playing, 74
removing, 67
terminology, 76
writing to, 79
DVD+RW/+R disc, 79
DVD+RW/+R drive, using correct
disc, 79
E
Easy Internet Sign-up, xviii, 54
Eject button, 66
e-mail
address, 49
E-Mail, keyboard button, 28
receiving, 58
F
faxes, standby mode, 43
floppy disk. See diskette
freeing up hard disk space, 107
H
hard disk cleanup, 108
hard disk drive, freeing up
space, 107
hard disk space
available, 108
increasing, 108
recovery partition, xxix, 96
hardware warranties, 57
Help
from HP, 8
MusicMatch Jukebox, 69
on the Web, 57
Windows Media Player, 70
Help and Support, xxi
opening, 13
Help button, 27
hibernation mode, 43, 44
automatic, 45
manual, 44
high-speed Internet connection, 53
home Web page, 56
HP button, 26
HP drivers
finding, xxiv, 56
updating, 56
HP Instant Support, 13
HP keyboard button, 27
HP Pavilion
learning to use, xxii, 11
HP Pavilion PC Tools, xxiv, 80
HP Picture Toolkit button, 27
HP Tour Guide, xxv, 80
HP Web site, 56
finding service locations, 57
getting replacement parts, 57
Windows XP Help, xxvii, 4
I
indicators, keyboard, 24
Instant Support, 13
Internet
about, 47
browser programs, 55
browsing the Web, 50
connecting to, 50, 55
Easy Internet Sign-up, xviii, 54
finding an ISP, 54
high-speed connection, 53
ISP-provided browser, 55
keyboard button, 28
problem connecting, 90
searching the, 50
signing up with an ISP, 54
Internet Service Provider (ISP),
defined, 48
Internet tour, xxv
introduction, 3
inventory checklist, viii
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sending, 58
tour, xxv
using Outlook Express, 59
erased software, 101
Ethernet, connecting, 53
K
M
keyboard
features, 18
indicators, 24
media controls, 30
reconfiguring buttons, 30
troubleshooting, 89
types of buttons, 26
keyboard buttons for CD or
DVD, 30
keyboard keys
alphanumeric, 22
arrow, 23
edit, 23
function, 22
numeric, 24
manuals, online, 4, 57
memory card reader, card types, 62
messages from HP
reading, 82
turning off, 82
turning on, 83
microphone, 36
adjusting volume, 37
using with multi-channel
speakers, 34
Microsoft Recovery Console
utility, 99
Microsoft XP Help, xxviii, 4
modem
modem on hold, 53
setting up, 50
V.92, 53
monitor, 6
changing where desktop
displays, 31
troubleshooting, 88
mouse
autoscroll feature, 16
buttons, 14
L
language
choose during first startup, 6
logging off, 11
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left-handed, 14
optical, 14
panning feature, 16
pointer speed, adjusting, 17
roller ball, 14
scroll wheel button, 15
scrolling, 14
switching right-left button
functions, 16
troubleshooting, 91
using, 14
wireless, 14
Multi-channel Sound Manager, 32
multi-channel speakers, 32
connecting, 33
selecting, 33
using a microphone, 34
multi-storage bay, x
music
Music, keyboard button, 27
MusicMatch Jukebox, 27, 69
playing, 68, 70
Windows Media Player, 70
music CDs, closed session, 72
Mute button, 29
Net. See Internet, about
network cable warning, 54
network interface
about, 53
connecting, 53
network interface card, 53
NIC, 53
no sound, 86
O
Off button. See shutting down PC
On button, 6
online manuals, 4, 57
onscreen guides, 80
operating system, 11
reinstalling, 104
operating system help, xxviii, 4
Outlook Express
receiving e-mail, 60
sending e-mail, 60
P
panning, scrolling mouse, 16
PC
Application Recovery,
93, 95, 101
damage warning, 85
hibernation mode,
automatic, 45
hibernation mode, manual, 44
no sound, 86
not working, 87
problem turning on, 85
replacement parts, 57
service locations, 57
setting it up, 5, 9
settings, 11
sleep mode. See hibernation
mode
standby mode, about, 43
standby mode, automatic, 45
standby mode, manual, 43
System Recovery, 93, 95
System Restore, 93, 95
troubleshooting, 85
turning off, 42
turning on, 6
upgrading internal parts, 4
PC Recovery CD-DVD Creator
program, 98
peripherals, 6
playing DVD movies, 74
disc types, 79
Plug and Play, xiv
pointer speed, adjusting, 17
Power button, 6
power management settings,
modifying, 45
Print button
not working, 88
printer, troubleshooting, 86
problem
connecting to the Internet, 90
DVD-R disc not working, 79
DVD-RW disc not working, 79
keyboard, 88, 89
monitor, 88
mouse, 91
no sound, 86
PC not working, 87
printer, 86
troubleshooting, 85
turning on PC, 85
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problem resolution
HP Instant Support, 13
troubleshooting, xxii, 85
product notices, 81
programs, uninstalling, 108
R
receiving e-mails, 58
reconfiguring keyboard buttons, 30
RecordNow program, 71
recovering system
overview, 96
recovery CDs/DVDs, xxix
System Restore, 95
using CDs/DVD, 104
using System Restore, 93
recovery
CDs/DVDs, 96
Recovery CD-DVD Creator, 98
recovery CDs/DVDs, xxix
Recovery Tools CD
making or starting, 99
region code, 77
registering with HP, xvii, 7
116
reinstalling software,
101, 102, 110
removing desktop icons, 109
removing unneeded software, 108
repetitive strain injury (RSI), 9
replacement parts, 57
resolution, changing monitor
properties, 31
Restart the PC, 93
restoring system, 93, 94, 95
RJ-45 port, 53
rollback, driver, 94
S
safety warnings, 1
saving electricity, 43
scrolling mouse, 14
Search button, 26
searching
for files or folders, 11
the Internet, 50
selecting programs or
documents, 11
sending an e-mail, 58
service locations, 57
HP Pavilion home PC
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setting up PC, 5, 9
settings
viewing or changing, 11
Volume Control, 35, 36
shortcut icons, xix
shutting down PC, 42
sleep mode. See hibernation mode
software
corrupted, 101
erased, 101
finding, xxiv
reinstalling, 101, 102, 110
uninstalling, 108
updating, 56
solving common problems, 85
sound manager, multi-channel, 32
sound, troubleshooting, 86
speaker volume, adjusting, 35
speakers, 32
multi-channel, 32
special offers, 81
Standby button, 27
standby mode
about, 43
T
taskbar, Windows, 11
technical specifications, 56
technical support, 56
television, viewing PC image on a
TV, 38
terminology for DVD, 76
tips, 81
tour
desktop, xxv
e-mail, xxv
Internet, xxv
software, xxv
Tour Guide, xxv, 80
tours in Help and Support, 13
troubleshooting, xxii, 85
turning off
messages from HP, 82
PC, 42, 94
turning on PC
first time, 6
troubleshooting, 85
TV, disconnecting, 42
TV-out, 38
cables, 38
connecting a TV set, 38
disabling, 41
viewing PC image on TV, 40
U
uninstalling software, 108
Updates from HP
reading messages, 82
re-enabling, 83
starting, 82
turning off, 82
updating
drivers, 56
software, 56
system, 81
Upgrading and Servicing the PC
guide, 4
upgrading to V.92 modem
features, 53
URL
defined, 49
using, 56
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automatic, 45
manual, 43
Start button, 11
Start Here, vii
Start menu contents, xx, 11
starting WinDVD, 75
Support telephone numbers,
xxvi, 4, 8
support updates, 4
surface, using mouse on, 14
symbols on chassis, xiv
System Recovery, 96, 102
Recovery Tools CD, 100
starting, if the PC is not
responding, 103
starting, if the PC is
responding, 103
using recovery discs, 98
when to use, 95
System Recovery warning,
100, 102
System Restore, 94, 100
User button, 27
using 6-In-1 memory card
reader, 62
using a microphone, 36
using the diskette (floppy) drive, 62
using the PC, 11
V
V.92 modem, 53
viewing onscreen guides, 80
virus protection, 8
voltage requirements, 1
voltage warning, 85
volume
adjusting, 35, 86
adjusting microphone, 37
controls, 29
show Volume icon on
taskbar, 35
Volume Control settings window,
35, 36
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warranty, xxvi, 8
warranty warning, 85
Web. (See also Internet)
browser programs, 55
defined, 48
page, 48
searching the, 50
site, 56
Windows, 11
Windows Media Player, 69
Help, 70
Windows XP
device drivers, 56, 86
Help, xxviii, 4
WinDVD
control panel, 77
starting, 76
wireless mouse, 14
working in comfort, 9
HP Pavilion home PC
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World Wide Web
(WWW), defined, 48
writing to
CD, 71
DVD, 79