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Compaq Presario Mobile Internet PC Series 1800
Second Edition (September 2000)
Part Number 181115-032
CONTENTS
Chapter 1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1
Where Can I Find Information?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Printed Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Symbols and Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
Disconnecting Your Notebook
from the Power Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
Chapter 2 Your Notebook at a Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1
Front of
Your Presario Notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Common Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Internet Zone Buttons and Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
Function Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
Status Display and CD/DVD Controls . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Left and Right Panels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Components on Left Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Components on Right Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
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Back Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
Components on Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
Underside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9
Components on Underside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9
QuikDock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10
QuikDock Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-10
Chapter 3 Using Your Notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
Power On! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Plugging and Unplugging AC Power . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Turning Your Notebook On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Using Battery Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Optimizing Processor Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
TouchPad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Using the TouchPad Instead of a Mouse . . . . . . . . 3-6
Tapping and Double-Tapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Edge Motion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Display Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
Changing Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
Adjusting Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10
Internet Zone Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11
Reprogramming the Internet Zone Buttons . . . . . . 3-11
Disabling the Internet Zone Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11
Storage Drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12
Identifying Your Storage Drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12
Using the Diskette Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12
Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13
Using the Security Slot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13
Power-On Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13
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Chapter 4 Common Tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
TV-Out Connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Connecting and Enabling TV-Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Setting Your Television Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
Adjusting the Television Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
Switching Between Displays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
Anti-Virus Software. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Using Anti-Virus Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Recognizing a Computer Virus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6
Removing a Virus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6
Software and Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
Adding and Removing Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
Attaching Hardware Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-9
Chapter 5 Using the CD or DVD Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1
Insert and Remove Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Inserting a Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Removing a Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
Manually Ejecting a Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
Audio CDs and Video Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
Playing Audio CDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
Playing Audio CDs Using Disqplay2 . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
Playing Non-DVD Video Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
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DVDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8
Using the DVD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8
Playing a DVD Film on a TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-12
Using “Regionalized” DVDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-13
Video Display Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-15
Showing and Hiding the DVD Panel . . . . . . . . . . . 5-15
Zooming the View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-15
CD-RW Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-16
Installing Adaptec Easy CD Creator™ 4 . . . . . . . . 5-16
Using Adaptec Easy CD Creator 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-18
Preventing Buffer Underrun Errors . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-21
Accessing Easy CD Creator 4
Users Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-22
Chapter 6 Let’s Go Surfing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1
Basic Concepts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
What is the Internet? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
What is the World Wide Web? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-4
Browsers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8
What is a Browser? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8
Using Microsoft Internet Explorer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-8
Search Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10
Choosing a Search Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10
Using a Search Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-11
Searching on the Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-12
Accessing Files from the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-13
In Conclusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-13
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Chapter 7 Caring for Your Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1
Battery Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2
Using the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2
Storing the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2
Recycling the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
Battery Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4
Calibrating the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4
Maximizing Battery Operating Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-6
Fixing a Low-Battery Condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-7
Power Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-9
Saving Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-9
What is Power Management? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-9
Chapter 8 Service and Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-1
Preventive Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
Cleaning Your Notebook’s Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
Cleaning the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
Cleaning the Display Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-3
Cleaning the TouchPad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-3
Caring for Your Presario Notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-4
Backup Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-5
Using Backup Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-5
Hard Disk Errors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-6
Using ScanDisk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-6
Using Disk Cleanup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-6
Deleting Stored Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-7
Defragmenting Your Hard Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-7
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Hard Disk Space Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8
Checking the Hard Disk Space . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8
Deleting Unnecessary Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8
Using the Recycle Bin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9
System Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-10
Compaq Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-10
System Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-12
Compaq Service Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-13
Internet Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-15
Chapter 9 Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-1
Basic Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2
Helpful Hints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2
Finding Solutions Quickly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2
Frequently Asked Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-3
General Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-3
Display Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-4
Questions about Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-5
Questions about Films . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-6
Questions about Peripherals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-6
Questions about Upgrades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-7
Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-7
Solutions Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-9
Audio and Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-9
Battery and Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-11
Mass Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-15
Games and Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-19
Keyboard and TouchPad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-21
Memory and PC Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-24
CONTENTS-VIII
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Introduction
Where Can I Find
Information?, 1-2
Symbols and Graphics, 1-4
Safety, 1-5
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Congratulations! As the owner of a new Presario Notebook
computer, you have joined the world-wide community of mobile
computer users. Once your Notebook is set up and connected to
the Internet, you can explore vast regions of information,
entertainment, and services online.
The Beyond Setup Guide is designed for both experienced
computer users and beginners. This easy-to-scan guide helps you
find the information you want as quickly as possible. It’s also
designed to familiarise you with the following:
•
Features you’ll want to
try during the first few days
or weeks
•
Keeping your Notebook
running smoothly
•
Solving common problems
as they occur
INTRODUCTION 1-1
Where Can I
Find
Information?
This section describes the
documentation that came in
the box with your new
Notebook.
Printed Documents
Your new Presario Notebook computer came with printed
documents containing helpful reference information.
If you have access to the Internet, you can also view
these and other documents on the Compaq Web site at
www.compaq.com/mypresario.
Note: Additional documents to those described here may vary per region.
Easy Setup Poster
The Compaq Web site is
available worldwide.
As you explore the Internet,
stop at the following address
for information about products,
services, and special offers:
www.compaq.com
The Beyond Setup Guide is
also available on the Compaq
Web site:
This poster shows you how to set up your Notebook. When you
finish, fold the poster and store it with your documents for future
use. For more information about the hardware that came with
your new Notebook, refer to “Your Notebook at a Glance” later
in this guide.
Beyond Setup Guide
This easy-to-scan guide explains how to set up your Notebook
and get acquainted with its features. It also introduces:
•
Common computer tasks
•
The Internet
•
Notebook maintenance
•
Solutions for computer problems
•
Compaq service and support tools
www.compaq.com/mypresario
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Safety and Comfort Guide
This document explains how to protect your equipment from
damage, protect yourself from injury, and ensure your comfort
while using your Notebook.
Warranty Certificate
The warranty details the Compaq commitment to service during
the warranty period. Keep the warranty certificate in a safe place
for future reference.
Presario Operating System Manual
The Presario Operating System Manual explains how
to communicate with your Notebook using the Microsoft
Windows® operating system. It also introduces:
•
File Management, which covers creating, saving, deleting,
renaming, and moving files
•
Customizing the Windows desktop
•
Using the Windows online Help
Note: The illustrations shown and the features described in this document
may differ slightly from your Presario Notebook computer.
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INTRODUCTION 1-3
Symbols and
Graphics
Symbols
The following words and symbols have special meaning in this
guide and in the electronic documentation:
Important information that
may help you solve a problem.
Helpful hints that make using
your Notebook easier and
faster.
Another document or another
page in this document that has
related information.
Failure to follow directions
may result in bodily harm or
loss of life.
< Caution:
Failure to follow directions
may result in equipment
damage or data loss.
Graphics
The illustrations shown and the features described in
this document may differ slightly from your Presario
Notebook computer.
1-4 INTRODUCTION
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Safety
Disconnecting Your Notebook
from the Power Source
To shut down your Notebook properly, complete the
following steps:
To reduce the risk of electric
shock and damage to the
equipment, read the Safety and
Comfort document.
1. Close all open programs.
2. On the Windows taskbar, click Start, then click
Shut Down… The Shut down Windows dialogue box
is displayed.
3. Select the Shut down option.
To protect your equipment from
power surges, plug all power
cords into a high-quality surge
protector. If you have a
dedicated telephone line for the
modem, buy a surge protector
with a telephone jack.
After your Notebook is
safely disconnected from
AC power and the phone line,
you can run your Notebook
on battery power.
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Note: If the Notebook does not turn off automatically, then press and hold
the Power button until it shuts down.
4. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet and unplug the
modem line from the wall jack.
Protecting Your Notebook During an Electrical Storm
During an electrical storm, you should take the following
precautions to protect your Notebook from damage. You should
immediately disconnect your Notebook from the power source.
•
If you are not using a surge protector, unplug all power cords
from the wall sockets.
•
Disconnect your Notebook from the wall sockets.
•
Turn off the power button on all surge protectors.
•
If a telephone line from your Notebook is plugged directly
into the wall jack (without going through a surge protector),
unplug the line from the wall jack.
INTRODUCTION 1-5
1-6 INTRODUCTION
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Your
Notebook
at a Glance
Before you begin using your new Presario Notebook computer,
you’ll want to look at some of the basic components.
Front of Your Presario
Notebook, 2-2
Left and Right Panels, 2-7
Back Panel, 2-8
Underside, 2-9
QuikDock, 2-10
To open your Notebook, slide the 1 Display Release Latches
forward and gently lift the lid.
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YOUR NOTEBOOK AT A GLANCE 2-1
Front of
Your Presario
Notebook
Common Features
Open your Notebook and
take a look at these
components:
•
Common Features
•
Internet Zone Buttons
and Lights
•
Function Keys
•
Status Display and
CD/DVD Controls
“Turning Your Notebook On
and Off” later in this guide to
learn more about how to start
and shut down your Notebook.
1 Display Release Latch
6 TouchPad
2 Display
7 Speakers
3 Power Button
8 Left TouchPad Button
4 Model Number
9 Scroll Up/Down Button
5 Keyboard
- Right TouchPad Button
“TouchPad” later in this guide
for more information on using
the TouchPad.
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Internet Zone Buttons and Lights
“Reprogramming Your Internet
Zone Buttons” in Chapter 3 of
this guide to learn how to
program the Internet zone
buttons to suit your needs.
1 AC Adapter Light
7 Digital Audio Button
2 Caps Lock Light
8 Entertainment Button
3 Instant Internet Access Button
9 Retail Central Button
4 Instant E-Mail Button
- Num Lock Light
5 My Presario Instant Access Button q Scroll Lock Light
6 Power Button
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YOUR NOTEBOOK AT A GLANCE 2-3
Note: Before using these buttons, you must have access to the Internet.
Button
M
C
B
Button
Description
Default Button Action
Instant Internet
Access
Provides your daily start point to the
Internet. It connects you to a personalised
Web page filled with local weather, news,
sports, and financial information.
Instant E-mail
Provides you with one-touch access for
sending and reading your e-mail.
My Presario
Connects instantly to Compaq for product
information, helpful hints, performance
updates, service, and more.
Digital Audio
Launches Rioport Audio Manager
to play MP3 music.
Entertainment
Launches the Icast Web site which provides
up-to-date entertainment information.
Retail Central
Provides instant connection to your
computer store and a variety of leading
consumer companies.
Favourite
Program Launch
Launches the My Presario Web site.
Can be reprogrammed to launch any
application or Web site.
Favourite
Program Launch
Launches the Icast Web site.
Can be reprogrammed to launch any
application or Web site.
(Fn+F1)
(Fn+F2)
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Function Keys
The following keys are assigned:
To access these features,
press and hold down the
Fn key, press the numbered
function key, and then release
both keys simultaneously.
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Button
Description
F1
User-programmable favourite program launch key
F2
User-programmable favourite program launch key
F3
Switches between the display and external monitor
in the following order:
• Display
• External Monitor
• Display and External Monitor
• TV Out
F4
Sleep
F5
None
F6
None
F7
Brightness control down
F8
Brightness control up
F9
CD or DVD play/pause
F10
CD or DVD stop
F11
CD or DVD previous track
F12
CD or DVD next track
YOUR NOTEBOOK AT A GLANCE 2-5
Status Display and CD/DVD Controls
1 Sleep Status Icon
7 Disqplay2 On/Off Button
2 Power Status Icon
8 Next Track Button
3 Battery Charging Status Icon
9 Volume Down Button
4 Disqplay Status Icon
- Volume Up Button
5 Battery Gauge
q Play/Pause Button
6 Previous Track Button
w Stop Button
2
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Left and
Right Panels
Components on Left Side
Take a look at the left
and right sides of your
Notebook. This is where
the CD or DVD drive,
diskette drive, battery and
PC Card slot are located.
1 Security Slot
4 CD or DVD Manual Eject Hole
2 CD or DVD Drive
5 Diskette Drive
3 CD or DVD Eject Button
6 Diskette Eject Button
Components on Right Side
“Inserting the Battery” in
Chapter 3 of this guide for
more information about the
battery.
PC Cards are credit card-sized
removable options that
expand the capability of
your Notebook.
1 Battery Compartment
5 Microphone Jack
2 PC Card Eject Button
6 Modem Port
3 PC Card Slot (Type I, II, or III)
7 Ethernet Port
4 Headphone Jack
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Back Panel
Components on Back
Take a look at the back of
your Notebook. This is
where you connect external
hardware such as a printer,
mouse, or external monitor.
“Attaching Hardware
Devices” later in this guide for
more information on attaching
external devices.
1 Mouse/Keyboard Connector
6 TV-Out Connector
2 AC Adapter Connector
7 External Monitor (VGA) Port
3 Printer/Parallel Port
8 Serial Port
4 QuikDock Connector
9 USB Port
5 Fan Vent
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Underside
Components on Underside
Here’s what’s on the
underside of your Notebook.
This is where the memory
compartment and the pop-up
feet are located.
Before calling Compaq
Customer Support you
will need the serial number
from the underside of
your Notebook.
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1 Pop-Up Feet
3 Memory Compartment
2 Model and Serial Number
4 Speaker Ports
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QuikDock
QuikDock Features
With the QuikDock you can
create a permanent work
space, or “dock” for your
Notebook, complete with
external monitor, keyboard,
mouse, and printer.
The QuikDock provides external ports for various connectors,
allowing you to dock and remove your Notebook while your
hardware devices remain connected to the QuikDock.
The illustration and table below show where to connect
external devices to the QuikDock.
QuikDock is an option that
can be purchased separately
for your Notebook.
QuikDock is an option that
can be purchased separately
for your Notebook. See the
Options Catalogue icon on the
desktop for more information.
The catalogue is only available
in selected areas. See your
Compaq authorised retailer
for details.
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1 USB
7 Game/Midi
2 USB
8 Serial
3 AC Adapter
9 Monitor
4 Mouse
- S-Video
5 Keyboard
q Composite TV-Out
6 Printer
w Audio Line Out
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Using Your
Notebook
Your Presario Notebook computer is designed for easy setup,
use, and upgrading. In this chapter, you’ll become familiar with
using your Notebook‘s features.
Power On!, 3-2
TouchPad, 3-6
Display Options, 3-9
Storage Drives, 3-12
Security, 3-13
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USING YOUR NOTEBOOK 3-1
Power On!
This section helps you
get your Notebook set up
and running.
•
Plugging and
Unplugging AC Power
•
Turning Your
Notebook On and Off
•
Using Battery Power
•
Optimizing
Processor Speed
The Easy Setup Poster and the
“Government Approvals”
section in the Safety and
Comfort Guide for worldwide
power cord information.
To reduce the risk of electrical
shock, fire, or damage to the
equipment, do not use
converter kits sold for
appliances to power your
Notebook. Use only the
Compaq adapter that came
with your Notebook or a
Compaq replacement part.
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Plugging and Unplugging AC Power
Do’s
•
Ensure that you can reach the
electrical socket easily.
•
Unplug the AC adapter from
the electrical socket when you
want to disconnect AC power
from your Notebook.
•
To unplug from the electrical socket, grasp the cord by
the plug.
Don’ts
•
Do not leave the AC adapter plugged into the electrical
socket when it is not connected to your Notebook.
•
Do not place anything on power cords or cables. Arrange
them so that no one accidentally steps on or trips over them.
Surge Protectors
Using surge protectors and line conditioners can substantially
reduce the risk of electrical shock and aid in protecting your
Notebook from power-source problems.
During a power surge, the voltage level of electricity coming
into your Notebook can increase and cause data loss or system
damage. Protect your Notebook and peripherals by connecting
them to a surge suppresser, which absorbs voltage surges and
prevents them from reaching your Notebook.
< Caution: High voltages can enter your Notebook through the
phone line connected to the modem. To protect your Notebook
during electrical storms, use a telephone line surge protector.
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Why Use AC Power When I’ve Got a Battery?
When you’re not on the go, you’ll want to use your Notebook’s
AC adapter to supply power. This ensures that the battery is
always charged.
When your Notebook does not have a charged battery, you
should save your work and turn off your Notebook before
unplugging it from the AC power supply.
Turning Your Notebook On and Off
When a charged battery is in
your Notebook, you can simply
unplug it from AC power. Your
Notebook automatically
switches to battery power.
To turn on your Notebook, press
the Power button, which is
located at the top of the keyboard.
To turn off your Notebook
properly, complete the
following steps:
1. Save your work and exit all open programs.
2. Click the Start button, then click Shut Down, and select the
Shut down option.
Hibernation is a state of
no-power consumption.
When your Notebook enters
this mode, the contents of
the memory are saved to
the hard disk and your
Notebook is powered off.
3. Click the OK button. After a few seconds, your Notebook
will turn off.
Note: If your Notebook is not responding, press and hold down
the Power button until your Notebook shuts down.
Power Button Functionality
When your Notebook is on, pressing the Power button places
your Notebook in Hibernation mode. The settings for the Power
button are as follows:
•
Press and release once to enter Hibernation mode
•
Press and hold down to shut down your Notebook
Note: You should only press and hold down the Power button to shut
down your Notebook if it is locked up or not responding. Compaq does
not recommend that you turn off your Notebook using this method under
normal circumstances. To turn off your Notebook properly, refer to the
procedure above.
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Using Battery Power
Inserting the Battery
Your Notebook contains a
lithium ion battery pack.
Improper handling of the
battery pack can result in fire
and chemical burns. Do not
disassemble, crush, puncture,
short external contacts, dispose
of in water or fire, or expose it
to temperatures higher than
60° C (140° F). Replace only
with the Compaq battery pack
specified for your Notebook.
To insert your battery into the
battery compartment, complete the
following steps:
1. Push down 1 on the battery
compartment door to remove
the door.
2. Insert 2 the new battery into the battery compartment
with the label side turned up.
3. Close the battery compartment door by gently pushing up
on the door until it snaps into place.
Charging the Battery
“Caring For Your Battery”
later in this guide.
The battery charges whether
your Notebook is on or off. It
continues charging until the
battery is fully charged or the
AC power is disconnected.
To charge the battery, insert the battery in
the battery compartment and connect your
Notebook to AC power. Leave your Notebook
plugged into the electrical socket until the
Battery Charging icon is no longer
displayed. This ensures that the battery
is fully charged.
If you will not be using your
Notebook for an extended
period of time, Compaq
recommends that you unplug
the electrical cord from the
socket and remove the battery
while your Notebook is not
in use.
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Optimizing Processor Speed
(available on select models)
Some Presario Notebook models use the Pentium III Processor
featuring Intel® SpeedStep™ Technology. This technology gives
you the capability to optimise your Notebook’s processor speeds
based on the power source in use.
The default SpeedStep icons for each power source are
listed below:
When maximum performance
is selected, the processor
operates at full (100 %) speed.
When battery optimised mode
is selected, the processor
operates at approximately
80 % of the maximum
performance mode.
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The chequered flag icon in the system tray on the
Windows taskbar indicates External AC Power and
Maximum Performance.
The non-chequered flag icon in the system tray on
the Windows taskbar indicates Battery Optimised
Performance.
To change the setting for either
power source, AC or battery,
right-click the SpeedStep icon in
the System Tray and select either
Battery Optimised Performance
or Maximum Performance.
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TouchPad
Using the TouchPad Instead of a Mouse
In this section you’ll
learn how to select,
click and double-click
with the TouchPad:
Just like the mouse, the TouchPad
lets you draw lines or point to items
on the Windows desktop. Try
dragging the pointer across the
screen by gently dragging your
finger across the TouchPad.
•
Using the TouchPad
Instead of a Mouse
•
Tapping and
Double-Tapping
•
Edge Motion
“Caring for Your Presario
Notebook” later in this guide
for tips on keeping your
TouchPad clean.
Left-Click
To left-click, press the Left TouchPad button. It is located
directly below the TouchPad. The left TouchPad button works
as the select or drag button. To double-click an item, move the
pointer over the item and press the left TouchPad button twice
in rapid succession.
Right-Click
The right TouchPad button works as the context menu or special
drag button. Press the Right TouchPad button to get
context-sensitive options.
Scroll Button
“Attaching Hardware
Devices” later in this guide to
learn how to attach an external
mouse.
The Scroll button is the equivalent of the up and down buttons
of the scroll bar on the side of your screen. To view other areas
of a document or browser window, press the Scroll button in the
desired direction.
Note: The Scroll button is only functional with some software applications.
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Tapping and Double-Tapping
To get additional help for
setting advanced TouchPad
features, click the button or
select Help from the Mouse
Properties dialogue box.
Your TouchPad has a Tapping feature that works like the left
mouse button. If enabled, you can tap once on the TouchPad
to select an object and tap twice to double-click.
To turn on the tapping feature, complete the following steps:
To help prevent accidental
pointing while typing,
drag the PalmCheck slider
towards maximum.
1. From the Windows desktop, click Start, point to Settings,
and then click Control Panel.
Z
2. Double-click the Mouse icon to open the Mouse Properties
dialogue box.
3. Select the Touch tab and click the Tap to Click check box
to turn on the tapping feature.
4. Click OK to accept the changes and close the dialogue box.
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Edge Motion
Edge Motion allows you to continue to scroll once your finger
reaches the edge of the TouchPad. When this feature is turned
on, the window continues to scroll until you lift your finger.
To turn on Edge Motion, complete the following steps:
1. From the Windows desktop, click Start, point to Settings,
and then click Control Panel.
2. Double-click the Mouse
icon.
3. Click the Edge Motion tab.
4. Select When Dragging, Always, and When Scrolling
to turn on Edge Motion.
5. Click OK to accept the changes and close the dialogue box.
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Display Options Changing Resolution
•
Changing Resolution
If the display only fills part of the screen or the default
resolution does not suit your needs, you may want to adjust
the display resolution.
•
Adjusting Brightness
To change the display resolution, complete these steps:
In this section:
1. On the Taskbar, click the Start button, point to Settings,
and then click Control Panel.
Your Notebook’s display is
already set to its optimal
resolution. Compaq
recommends changing
the resolution setting only
if you encounter problems.
2. Double-click Display to open the Display Options dialogue
box, and then click the Settings tab.
3. Under Screen area, click the resolution slider and drag it
to the desired resolution.
4. Click OK to accept the new settings, then close the Control
Panel window.
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Adjusting Brightness
If your display is too faint or too bright, the brightness controls
may not be set properly. To correct this condition, complete the
following steps:
1. On the taskbar, click Start, point to Settings, and then click
Control Panel.
You can also adjust the
display brightness by
pressing Fn+F7 to decrease
the brightness or Fn+F8
to increase the brightness.
2. Double-click Display and click the Settings tab.
3. Click the Advanced button to open the
RAGE MOBILITY AGP Properties dialogue box.
Key combinations such as the
example, Fn+F7, used above
mean that you should press and
hold down the Fn key, press the
F7 key, and then release both
keys simultaneously.
4. Click the Color tab. Under Brightness, click and drag
the Desktop slider to the desired brightness.
5. Click OK to close the dialogue box and click OK again
to close the Display Properties dialogue box, then close
the Control Panel window.
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Internet Zone
Buttons
The Internet Zone buttons,
located above your
Notebook’s keyboard,
automatically connect
you to the Internet.
These buttons give you
one-touch access to your
most frequently used
Internet activities.
Reprogramming the Internet Zone Buttons
You can reprogram the Internet Zone buttons to reflect your
personal preferences.
To reprogram your Internet Zone buttons, complete the
following steps:
1. From the Windows taskbar, right-click the Easy Access
Internet Zone icon and choose Reprogram Easy
Access Buttons.
2. Follow the instructions provided.
This section covers:
•
•
Reprogramming the
Internet Zone Buttons
Disabling the Internet
Zone Buttons
“Front of your Presario
Notebook” in Chapter 2 of this
guide for descriptions of each
button and its default action.
Disabling the Internet Zone Buttons
You may turn off all Internet Zone buttons from the Easy Access
icon. When turned off, the Internet Zone buttons are inactive.
The Easy Access Internet Zone icon located on the taskbar
appears with a red X on top. You can still access the button
functions if you click the Easy Access Internet Zone icon.
To disable the Internet Zone buttons, complete the
following steps:
1. From the Windows taskbar,
right-click the Easy Access
Internet Zone icon.
2. Click Disable Easy Access
Buttons.
You can also access the
Internet Zone options from the
taskbar by clicking Start,
selecting Programs, and then
clicking Reprogram Easy
Access Buttons.
To enable the Internet Zone buttons, complete the
following steps:
1. From the Windows taskbar, right-click the Easy Access
Internet Zone icon.
2. Click Enable Easy Access Buttons.
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Storage Drives
Identifying Your Storage Drives
•
Identifying Your
Storage Drives
•
Using the Diskette Drive
Your diskette drive, hard drive, and
CD, CD-RW, or DVD drive are
designated with letters of the
alphabet, as well as with icons.
To determine your drive letters,
complete the following steps:
On selected models, Compaq
provides a back-up utility
(or system save) that allows
you to save your data and
applications to a partitioned
drive located on your hard
disk. To determine the total
hard disk size, add the size
of both the C and D drives
together.
0
3 1/2 Diskette _______
Standard Diskette Drive
1. From the Windows
desktop, double-click the
My Computer / icon.
The icons for each drive
and corresponding drive
letters are displayed in the
My Computer window.
Local Diskette _______
Hard Drive
Drive _______
CD, DVD, or CD-RW Drive
2. Use the icons to the right to
identify your drive.
Note: Your Notebook comes with a CD, DVD, or CD-RW drive.
Using the Diskette Drive
To prevent damage to the
diskette and the information
stored on it, wait until diskette
drive activity is complete
before removing the diskette.
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To insert a diskette into the diskette
drive, hold the diskette with the
label facing up and the arrow on
the diskette pointing towards the
drive, and gently push the diskette
into the drive.
To remove a diskette, press the
Eject button on the diskette drive.
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Security
Using the Security Slot
In this section:
To use the security slot found on
the rear corner of your Notebook,
complete the following steps:
•
Using the Security Slot
•
Power-On Password
1. Insert a locking device (such as
a Kensington lock) into the
security slot.
2. Turn the locking device clockwise 90 degrees.
To remove the locking device, turn the locking device counterclockwise 90 degrees and remove the device from the slot.
Power-On Password
You can set a power-on password that
will secure the information you store on
the hard disk. When turning on your
Notebook, this password must be entered
before you can access your files.
Setting the Password
To set the power-on password, complete the following steps:
1. Press the Power button to turn on your Notebook.
Pressing the F9 key at any
point within the setup returns
your Notebook to the default
settings.
2. After the Compaq logo is displayed, a cursor is shown in the
upper right corner of the screen for a few seconds. While the
cursor is visible, press the F10 key.
< Caution: F10 Setup is for experienced users only. Changing
settings may affect the functionality of your Notebook.
3. Using your arrow keys, select the Security option from the
menu bar.
4. Move to Set Supervisor Password. Press the Enter key.
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5. Set your personal password, and press the Enter key. You
must confirm the password and press the Enter key again.
< Caution: Write your password down in a secure location. If you
forget or lose your password, a Compaq service technician must
reset your Notebook for you to be able to access your files.
6. Move to Password on boot using the + or – keys to
select Enable.
7. Using the arrow keys, select Exit from the menu bar.
8. Make sure that Exit Saving Changes is selected.
Press the Enter key.
9. Select Yes to save your changes and exit.
Your power-on password is now set. Every time you turn on
your Notebook, resume working from Hibernation mode, or
access F10 Setup, you must enter this password.
Removing the Password
To remove a power-on password, complete the following steps:
1. Access F10 Setup as above, enter your current password,
and press the Enter key. In the spaces to enter your new
password and confirm new password, press the Enter key.
Press the Enter key again to exit the screen.
2. Move to Password on boot using the + or – key to
select Disable.
3. Using your arrow keys, select Exit from the menu bar.
4. Make sure that Exit Saving Changes is selected.
Press the Enter key.
5. Select Yes to save your changes and exit.
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Common
Tasks
Now that your Presario Notebook computer is set up and
running, you may want to explore and learn about some of
the common tasks performed by your Notebook.
TV-Out Connection, 4-2
Anti-Virus Software, 4-5
Software and
Hardware, 4-7
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COMMON TASKS 4-1
TV-Out
Connection
With TV-Out connection,
you can play games on a
bigger screen or watch DVD
films on a TV rather than
your Notebook display.
This section helps
you to complete the
following tasks:
•
Connect and Enable
TV-Out Connection
•
Set Your
Television Format
•
Adjust the
Television Screen
•
Switch
Between Displays
Connecting and Enabling TV-Out
To connect your Notebook and your television, you need a
composite video cable (RCA cable) to plug into your TV,
VCR, or other device. These cables can be purchased in a
retail TV store or a computer store.
To connect and enable TV-Out, complete the following steps:
1. Connect your Notebook and your television with a composite
video cable.
2. From the Windows taskbar, click Start, point to Settings,
click Control Panel.
3. Double-click the Display icon to open the Display
Properties dialogue box and then click the Settings tab.
4. Click the Advanced button to open the RAGE MOBILITY
AGP Properties dialogue box and then click the Displays tab.
5. Click the top left corner of the TV button to enable TV-Out.
TV-Out is enabled if the button next to Primary is blue.
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6. Click Apply to accept the changes and then click OK
to exit both dialogue boxes.
7. If your Notebook asks you to restart Windows, click OK
for the new settings to take effect.
At this time, the display may be rolling. To correct this problem,
you must set your TV format.
Setting Your Television Format
To properly view images, you must set your Notebook to
your country’s standard for television transmission. To do this,
complete the following steps:
1. From the Windows taskbar, click Start, point to Settings,
click Control Panel.
2. Double-click the Display icon to open the Display
Properties dialogue box and then click the Settings tab.
3. Click the Advanced button, then click the Displays tab.
4. Click the right corner of the TV button.
5. Click the Format tab.
6. Make sure Select by country is selected.
7. Scroll to find your country, then select it.
8. Click OK to exit both dialogue boxes.
9. If your Notebook asks you to restart Windows, click OK
for the new settings to take effect.
Your television format is now set and the television image
should be stable.
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Adjusting the Television Screen
After you have enabled your television, you may need to adjust
the size or location of the image on your screen.
To make adjustments to your display, complete the following:
The resolution of your
Notebook display is much
greater than the resolution of
your TV. Image quality on the
TV varies from application to
application. Text viewed on a
TV may have reduced quality.
1. From the Windows taskbar, click Start, point to Settings,
click Control Panel.
2. Double-click the Display icon to open the Display
Properties dialogue box and then click the Settings tab.
3. Click the Advanced button to open the RAGE
MOBILITY AGP Properties dialogue box, and then
click the Displays tab.
4. Click the right corner of the TV button.
a. To change the brightness, contrast, or colour saturation,
click the Attributes tab and then click and drag the
sliders to the desired settings.
b. To change the position and screen size, click the
Adjustments tab and click the appropriate buttons
to adjust as necessary.
5. Click OK to exit both dialogue boxes.
Switching Between Displays
“Playing a DVD Film on a
TV“ later on in this guide.
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You can switch between your television and your display
or external monitor by pressing Fn+F3. The order in which
they change is:
•
Display
•
External Monitor
•
Display and External Monitor
•
TV-Out
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Anti-Virus
Software
Compaq provides anti-virus
scanning and free software
updates for one year through
the Internet.
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Using Anti-Virus Software
A virus is a program that attaches
itself to a file on your Notebook
and then spreads from one file to
another. Viruses can damage data,
cause computers to malfunction,
and display annoying or offensive
messages. Some viruses may go
unnoticed for long periods of time
because they are activated on a
certain date or time. Protect your
Notebook from a virus by:
•
Using an anti-virus scanning program to scan for viruses on
your drives or diskettes. This scanning program is located
in the Start menu. If you need help using the program, select
Help in the menu bar.
•
Backing up your files periodically to diskettes, a separate
hard drive, or a high-capacity storage drive.
•
Write-protecting diskettes. A virus cannot infect
a write-protected diskette.
•
Obtaining all software from reputable sources and checking
the software for viruses before installing it.
•
Using your anti-virus program to check files and programs
that are on diskettes, attached to e-mail messages, or
downloaded from the Internet.
•
Disabling macros on suspicious Microsoft Word and Excel
files. These programs warn you if a document that you are
opening contains a macro that might have a virus.
•
Updating your anti-virus program periodically to keep up
with new viruses.
COMMON TASKS 4-5
Recognizing a Computer Virus
A computer virus is a program that damages or erases files or
programs. Your Notebook can become “infected” with a virus
when you open a contaminated program or file. Some signs
indicating that your Notebook may be infected include:
•
Strange characters or crude statements suddenly appearing
on your screen
•
Hard drive, memory, or software error messages
•
Damage to files or directories for no apparent reason
•
Strange responses to commands
•
Sharp decrease in performance or program speed
Removing a Virus
If you suspect your Notebook has
been infected with a virus, find and
remove the virus immediately
using an Anti-Virus program.
After you have followed the
instructions provided by the
Anti-Virus program, complete
the following steps:
1. Turn off your Notebook
and leave it off for at least
30 seconds.
2. Turn on your Notebook and
rescan for the virus.
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Software and
Hardware
Discover how easy it is to
add and remove software
or attach new hardware
devices. With easy-tofollow instructions, you
can completely and safely
install or remove software
programs and hardware
devices with no worries.
This section covers:
•
•
Adding and Removing Software
Software can be installed from a CD, a diskette, or downloaded
from a Web site. Many software CDs automatically begin the
installation process when placed in the CD drive. If you have
software that does not automatically begin the installation
process, you can install the software by using the Microsoft
Windows Add/Remove Programs utility.
Installing Software from a CD or Diskette
To install software from a diskette
or from a CD that does not
automatically install, complete
the following steps:
Adding and
Removing Software
1. Close all programs.
Attaching
Hardware Devices
2. From the Windows taskbar, click the Start button,
point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
3. Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.
The Add/Remove Program Properties window is
displayed.
4. Click Install.
5. Insert the CD or diskette into the proper drive and click Next.
Microsoft Windows finds the CD or diskette and begins the
installation process.
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Installing a Downloaded Program File
Check the downloaded
program file for viruses
before installation.
To install a program file that you have downloaded from the
Internet to your hard disk, complete the following steps:
1. Terminate your Internet connection.
2. Close all programs.
3. From the Windows taskbar, click the Start button,
point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
4. Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon to open
the Add/Remove Program Properties dialogue box.
5. Click Install to open the Install Program from Floppy Disk
or CD-ROM window.
6. Click Next to open the Run Installation Program window.
7. Click Browse to locate and select the setup.exe or install.exe
file for the downloaded software.
8. Click Open to begin the installation process.
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Attaching Hardware Devices
To install a new hardware device such as a printer or
USB device to your Notebook, complete the following steps:
1. Turn off your Notebook.
2. Connect the device to your Notebook according to
the instructions that come with it.
3. Turn on your Notebook and follow the instruction that came
with your device for installing any needed drivers.
You may be prompted to insert the Windows Installation CD
or diskettes. If this occurs, complete the following steps:
1. At the Add New Hardware Wizard, click Next to begin
installing the drivers and files necessary to make the new
hardware work.
2. Select Search for the best driver for your device
(Recommended) and click Next.
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3. Select Specify a location.
If C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS is not displayed in the
drop-down box, select it from the drop-down list or type it in
the box and click Next. The Wizard begins installing the
necessary files and drivers for the new hardware.
4. When the Wizard completes installing the files and drivers,
click the Finish button.
You may need to restart your Notebook for the new hardware
to be recognised by your Notebook.
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Using the CD
or DVD Drive
Insert and Remove
Discs, 5-2
Audio CDs and Video
Discs, 5-4
DVDs, 5-8
Video Display
Options, 5-15
CD-RW Basics, 5-16
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Who would ever have thought that
your home entertainment centre
could fit in your lap or on a
desktop? Your Presario Notebook
computer allows you to listen to
your favourite music and (on select
models) watch your favourite films
almost anywhere you go.
To help you understand what
options lie at your fingertips and
how to use these options, this
chapter includes information for:
•
Inserting and removing CD or DVD discs
•
Playing audio CDs
•
Playing both DVD and non-DVD videos
•
Adjusting the display options with the DVD Control Panel
•
Creating audio, data, and backup CDs
5-1
Insert and
Remove Discs
This section covers:
Inserting a Disc
To load a disc into the disc drive, complete the following steps:
< Caution: Improper handling of a CD or DVD can damage the disc
and could potentially damage the drive.
•
Inserting a Disc
•
Removing a Disc
•
Manually Ejecting
a Disc
1. Press the Eject button located on the front of the drive.
2. Remove a disc from its protective case, holding the disc by
its centre hole and outer edge to avoid touching the surface.
3. Place the disc, label side up (unless it is a double-sided
DVD), into the round area of the tray. Gently press the disc
down onto the centre spindle of the tray until the disc snaps
into place.
< Caution: Before closing the disc tray, ensure that the disc snaps
onto the spindle in the centre of the tray. You can damage the disc
and your Notebook if the disc is not seated properly.
4. Push the tray back into the drive until the drive locks
into place.
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Removing a Disc
To remove a disc from the drive,
complete the following steps:
1. Press the Eject button on
the drive.
2. Remove a disc from the tray, gently pushing down on the
centre spindle while pulling up on the outer edges. Avoid
touching the surface of the disc.
3. Push the tray back into the drive until it locks into place.
Manually Ejecting a Disc
If your Notebook power is off,
you will not be able to eject
a disc from the CD or DVD
drive. To remove a disc without
powering up your Notebook,
you must manually eject the
disc from the drive.
If you need to eject a disc when the power is off, complete the
following steps to eject the disc manually:
1. Make sure the power is off and any external power sources
are disconnected.
2. Insert a small rod or pin, such as a paper clip (approximately
1/16 inch in diameter and at least 3/8 inch in length) into
the Manual Eject Hole and push firmly as shown in the
figure above.
3. Remove the disc from the tray.
4. Gently push the tray back into the drive until it locks
into place.
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Audio CDs and
Video Discs
In this section you’ll learn
how to play audio and video
discs with your Notebook.
This section covers:
•
Playing Audio CDs
•
Playing Audio CDs
Using Disqplay2
•
Playing Non-DVD
Video Discs
Playing Audio CDs
To play an audio CD, insert the
disc into the CD or DVD drive.
After a few seconds the Compaq
CD Player opens and the disc
automatically starts playing.
If disc play does not start automatically, complete the
following steps:
1. On the Windows taskbar, click Start, point to Programs,
Accessories, Entertainment, and then click CD Player.
2. Once the CD Player opens, click the Play button to begin
playing the CD.
3. Click the Stop button to stop playing the CD.
You can also use the function
keys to play an audio CD.
These keys are shown in
“Function Keys” earlier in
this guide.
To remove the disc from the drive, click the Eject button on
the CD Player.
Disabling the Self-Starting Feature
(available on select models)
The Compact disc (CD) is the
most common way to store
information to use on your
Notebook. Compact discs
hold more than 450 times
the information that can be
stored on a floppy disk.
To disable the self-starting feature, complete the
following steps:
1. On the Windows taskbar, click Start, point to Settings,
and then click Control Panel.
2. Double-click the System icon to open the System
Properties dialogue box.
3. Click the Device Manager tab, and then double-click
CDROM from the list of devices.
4. Select your CD/DVD drive from this list. Click Properties
to open the CD/DVD System Properties dialogue box.
5. Click the Settings tab, and ensure that the check box next
to Auto Insert Notification is clear.
6. Click OK to close the dialogue box.
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Playing Audio CDs Using Disqplay2
The Disqplay2 allows you to play
audio CDs without starting your
Notebook. While your Notebook
is powered off, press and hold the
Disqplay R button to turn on
the Disqplay2.
If the CD or DVD drive cannot
read a disc or takes too long to
start, check to ensure the disc
is clean and inserted properly.
The status display shows a digital
readout that indicates the play
status of your audio CD. You can
forward, replay, pause or stop
playing a CD at the push of
a button.
The Disqplay2 has the following button functions:
Icon
Function
Disqplay2 Power On/Off
Skip the CD to the previous track
Skip the CD to the next track
Pause the CD from play mode or resume play mode
Stop playing the CD
Volume Down
Volume Up
The buttons on the outer front of your Notebook control
the speaker volume and the Disqplay2 on/off power.
Press the Volume Down ´button to lower the speaker volume
and the Volume Up µ button to raise the speaker volume.
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Using Repeat Track
To continuously repeat a single track, complete the
following steps:
1. While the track is playing, press the Play/Pause button.
2. Press the Previous Track button. The Repeat œ icon
is shown on the status display and the track starts playing.
3. To stop the track from repeating, press any button.
Using Repeat All
To continuously repeat a CD, complete the following steps:
1. While the track is playing, press the Play/Pause button.
2. Press the Next Track button.
The Repeat All  icon is shown on the status display
and the current track starts playing.
3. To stop the CD from repeating, press any button.
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Playing Non-DVD Video Discs
To play a video disc, insert the
disc into the CD or DVD drive.
After a few seconds, the disc
automatically starts playing.
If disc play does not start
automatically, complete the
following steps:
1. On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, point to
Programs, Accessories, Entertainment, and then click
Windows Media Player.
2. Once the player opens, select File, and then Open from
the menu.
3. Click the Browse… button.
4. Locate and double-click the CD Drive ž icon.
You should see a list of files and file folders.
Note: CD films are usually stored in a file folder that begins with
the letters MPEG.
5. Double-click the folder that contains the CD film files.
6. Select a film file and click the Open button. A viewing
window for the film is displayed.
7. Click the Play button on the window to begin playing
the film.
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DVDs
Using the DVD Player
(available on select models)
In this section you’ll learn
how to play DVD discs
with your Notebook.
This section covers:
•
Using the DVD Player
•
Playing a DVD Film
on a TV
•
Using “Regionalized”
DVDs
Your Notebook’s DVD Drive reserves the best seat in the house
for you, so you can watch all of your favourite films anytime,
anywhere. The DVD Player is simple and fun to use.
You have two options for starting the DVD Player:
Digital Versatile Discs (DVDs)
look like CDs, but they store
films. DVDs store about
28 times more information
than video CDs.
•
Insert a DVD disc into the DVD drive. After a few seconds,
the Compaq DVD Player control panel opens and
playback begins.
•
If a DVD disc is already inserted in the drive, start the DVD
player by pressing the Play ˆ button on the status panel
on the front of your Notebook. The Compaq DVD Player
control panel opens and playback begins.
The DVD drive will take a few
seconds to start playback
because it must first determine
the type of media being played.
For the best playback quality,
close all other applications in
the background while playing
a DVD.
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On-Screen Controls
The on-screen controls allow you to quickly and easily access
the features of the DVD Player.
The table below provides you with button identifications and
descriptions to help you operate the player.
Button Title
Open
Displays a list of files for playback.
Eject
Opens the DVD drive to load or remove discs.
DVD
Options
Displays the DVD Options menu for selecting
Video Display and Parental Controls.
Rewind
Rewinds the content. Press Play to resume playback.
Previous
Moves to the previous track and resumes playback.
Stop
Stops the content playback and returns to the start
of the content file.
Play
Begins playback of selected content.
Pause
Pauses playback. Press Pause or Play to
resume playback.
Next
Skips to the beginning of the next track.
Fast
Forward
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Description
Advances to a selected location. Press Play to
resume playback.
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Button Title
Root Menu/
Shows what is available on the DVD for playback.
Resume
Change
Subtitle
Displays or changes subtitles viewed on the window.
This feature is allowed only for DVD content with subtitles.
This feature is available only when the content allows
changes to the audio track.
Change
Audio
Changes the playing audio track to audio of another
track located on the DVD. Most commonly used with
multi-language content to change the spoken/heard
language. This feature is available only when the content
allows changes to the audio track.
Menu/
Title
Resume
Displays the main title menu so you can select content.
Change
Camera
Angle
Changes the camera angle of content being played.
This feature is allowed only for DVD content created
using multiple cameras and camera angles.
D
3D Audio
Activates the 3D Audio feature for virtual surround sound.
Volume
Increases the volume level when the bar is moved up and
decreases the volume level when the bar is moved down.
Mute
Turns the audio off. Press the Mute or Volume button
to resume audio.
Close
Player
Closes the program.
Minimize
Minimizes the size of the Display window of the program.
Help
Shows the Help file.
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Setting the Play Features
The DVD Player has two modes or play settings: the DVD mode
and the File mode. Use the DVD mode to play a standard DVD.
Use the File mode to play film or MPEG files.
To play content from the File mode, complete the
following steps:
1. Click the Open icon on the DVD Player control panel.
The list of files is displayed.
2. Select the file you want to view.
3. Click Open. The content begins playing.
Not all of the following features are available on all DVDs:
•
If the DVD Player is in the File mode,
the Subtitle D button is disabled.
•
If the DVD Player is in the DVD mode and your disc does
not have Subtitle language options, the Subtitle D button
is disabled.
•
If the DVD Player is in the DVD mode and your DVD has
Subtitle language options, the Subtitle D button is enabled.
When a DVD is inserted into the CD or DVD drive, the features
available on the DVD player are displayed. When a particular
feature is not available, the respective button does not respond
when clicked.
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Playing a DVD Film on a TV
DVD films can only be viewed
on one display at a time. If two
or more displays are active
(Notebook display plus TV, for
example), the film will show as
a black box or blank screen on
one of the displays. This
is normal.
Set up your TV-Out connection following the procedures in the
“Common Tasks” chapter of this guide.
1. Once your TV-Out connection is properly set up, start the
DVD player by one of these methods:
•
Insert a DVD disc into the drive. After a few seconds,
the Compaq DVD Player control panel opens and
playback begins.
•
If the disc is already inserted in the DVD drive, press
the Play ˆ button on the status panel on the front of
your Notebook. The Compaq DVD Player control panel
opens and playback begins.
2. Press the Fn+F3 keys to switch the display from your
Notebook to the attached TV.
Press and hold the Fn key
while pressing the F3 key to
switch the display from your
Notebook to the TV.
Note: You may need to press Fn+F3 more than once to transfer
the image to the TV. Refer to “Switching Between Displays” in
the “Common Tasks” chapter of this guide for more information.
3. You can switch the display from the TV back to your
Notebook at any time by pressing Fn+F3 again.
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Using “Regionalized” DVDs
When attempting to play a
DVD that does not match the
drive’s region setting, you
will see the message,
“The disc region is different
from the region of the drive…
Do you wish to change the
drive region?”
To close the player without
changing the drive’s region
setting, click No.
To change the region setting
and play the DVD disc,
click Yes and follow the
on-screen instructions.
Some models have a “regionalized”
feature that limits the playback of
discs to specific geographical regions.
If your Notebook has this feature, the
region code on the DVD drive must
match the region code on the disc.
Although the DVD drive region code
is set at the factory, some DVD drives
(depending on the make and model)
allow you to change the region code. If your Notebook has this
feature, you can change the code a maximum of five times.
Identifying Your Region Setting
If your Notebook offers the option to change region settings,
complete the following steps:
1. Insert a DVD disc into the DVD drive. The Compaq DVD
Player control panel opens automatically.
2. Click the DVD Options 6 icon on the lower left corner
of the player. The DVD Options dialogue box opens.
3. Select the DVD Region tab. The selected option indicates
the drive’s current region setting.
4. If the drive’s region setting matches the disc’s region setting,
click OK.
Note: If the drive’s region setting does not match the disc, you will need
to select a new region to play the disc.
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Selecting Your Region Setting
To change the DVD drive region setting, complete these steps:
You can only change the region
code for the DVD drive five
times. The fifth setting change
you make becomes the
permanent region on the
player. Each time you make a
change to the drive’s region
setting, the remaining number
of changes allowed on the
DVD drive is displayed.
1. With a DVD disc in the drive, open the Compaq DVD Player.
2. Click the DVD Options icon on the lower left corner
of the player to open the DVD Options dialogue box.
3. Click the DVD Region tab.
4. Select the desired region from the displayed map or from
the options buttons.
Note: You will only be allowed to select the region that matches the disc
inserted in the drive. All other options will appear dimmed.
5. Click OK to close the dialogue box.
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Video Display
Options
You already know how to
play DVDs and video CDs.
This section shows you how
to adjust the display options
while watching videos on
your Notebook.
Showing and Hiding the DVD Panel
To hide the DVD Player panel, click anywhere outside the
DVD control panel.
To view the DVD Player control panel when the DVD Content
Picture window is set to full-size, move the cursor to the edge
of the screen.
Zooming the View
To enlarge the DVD Player picture window to full-window size,
double-click anywhere on the picture.
To return to a smaller window, double-click anywhere on the
picture.
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CD-RW Basics
Installing Adaptec Easy CD Creator™ 4
(available on select models)
Insert the Adaptec Easy CD Creator 4 disc into the CD-RW
drive and complete the following steps to install the Adaptec
Easy CD Creator software.
If your Notebook has a
CD-RW drive, you can
create your own audio
and data CDs. This section
covers:
•
•
Installing Adaptec
Easy CD Creator™ 4
Using Adaptec
Easy CD Creator 4
•
Preventing Buffer
Underrun Errors
•
Accessing Easy
CD Creator 4
Users Information
Easy CD Creator and Direct CD
To install the Easy CD Creator, complete the following steps:
1. Once the CD is inserted, the Adaptec Installation dialogue
box opens. Click Easy CD Creator.
2. Follow the on-screen installation instructions.
3. When prompted, select a location on the hard disk to store
the Easy CD Creator program, or accept the recommended
location, and then click Next.
4. When prompted, select a folder where the program icons
will be placed. Click Next to continue installation.
5. When prompted, insert the Adaptec Update Diskette if one
was provided with the Adaptec Easy CD Creator software.
Follow the on-screen instructions to continue the installation.
CD-RW refers to Compact
Discs (or Drives) that are
Readable and Writable.
Note: If an Adaptec Update Diskette did not come with the software, click
Skip and follow the on-screen instructions to continue installation.
6. When the installation is complete, click Finish.
To install the Direct CD program, complete the following steps:
You must close all other
Windows programs before
installing Adaptec Easy CD
Creator 4.
1. On the Adaptec Installation Window, click Direct CD.
2. Follow the on-screen installation instructions.
3. When prompted, select a location on the hard disk to store
the Direct CD program, or accept the recommended location,
and then click Next.
4. When prompted, select a folder where the program icons
will be placed. Click Next to continue the installation.
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5. When prompted, insert the Adaptec Update Diskette if one
was provided with the Adaptec Easy CD Creator software.
Follow the on-screen instructions to continue the installation.
Note: If an Adaptec Update Diskette did not come with the software, click
Skip and follow the on-screen instructions to continue installation.
6. When the installation is complete, click Finish.
Take Two
Take Two is used to back up the contents of your hard disk to
a single or multiple CDs. After your data is backed up to CD,
you can easily restore all selected files.
To install Take Two, complete the following steps:
1. From the Adaptec Installation dialogue box, click Take Two
and follow the on-screen installation instructions.
2. When prompted, select a location on the hard disk to store
the Take Two program, or accept the recommended location,
and then click Next.
3. When prompted, select a folder where the program icons
will be placed. Click Next to continue installation.
4. When prompted, insert the Adaptec Update Diskette if one
was provided with the Adaptec Easy CD Creator software.
Follow the on-screen instructions to continue the installation.
Note: If an Adaptec Update Diskette did not come with the software, click
Skip and follow the on-screen instructions to continue installation.
5. When setup is complete, click OK.
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Using Adaptec Easy CD Creator 4
After installation of Adaptec
Easy CD Creator 4, you will
be prompted to restart your
Notebook. You must restart
your Notebook before you
can begin using Adaptec
Easy CD Creator 4.
When you start or restart
your Notebook, Adaptec Easy
CD Creator 4 prompts you
with a Web-CheckUP option.
Web-CheckUP connects to
the Adaptec Web site on the
Internet and searches for
Adaptec software programs
that can be updated on your
Notebook.
To access the main menu of the Adaptec Easy CD Creator 4,
from the Windows taskbar click Start, point to Programs, then
to Adaptec Easy CD Creator 4, and then click Create CD.
The Adaptec main menu is displayed.
Creating Audio CDs
An Audio CD is used only for playing music, not for data
storage. The Adaptec Easy CD Creator 4 allows you to record
CDs and audio files. You can even create your own “greatest
hits” Audio CD that contains tracks from multiple artists.
To create an Audio CD, complete the following steps:
If you are using the Easy CD
Creator Standard Edition and
would like to upgrade to the
Deluxe Edition, contact your
nearest software retailer or run
Web-CheckUP.
1. On the Windows taskbar, click Start, point to Programs,
Adaptec Easy CD Creator 4, and then click Create CD.
2. On the Welcome screen, click Audio. After the Audio
screen is displayed, click Audio CD. The Easy CD Creator
window opens.
3. To open an Audio CD layout click the small arrow next
to the New button on the toolbar. Click Audio CD from
the drop-down list and an Audio CD Layout opens.
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You can record any
combination of tracks,
WAV, or MP3 files to an
Audio CD.
If information about the music
CD is located on your hard
disk, the CD title, artist name,
and the name of each track are
displayed. If this information
does not appear and you have
access to the Internet, click the
CDDB™ Internet button on the
toolbar to download the
information from the online
CDDB Music Service.
To test the drive performance,
Compaq recommends using the
Emulate Only option (located
in the Options window) when
recording a new CD-R or using
your Notebook for the first
time. This allows you to
perform a test run before
actually recording.
4. If you are recording tracks from an existing music CD, insert
the music CD into your CD drive and continue with the next
step. To begin recording WAV or MP3 files, continue with
the next step.
5. In the left pane of the Explorer section, select the CD-ROM
drive containing the music CD; a list of the tracks on the CD
appears to the right. If you are recording WAV or MP3 files,
select the folder where your files are located.
6. Select the track, WAV, or MP3 file you want to record in the
right pane of the Explorer section, and then click Add on the
toolbar. Repeat until the Audio CD Layout contains all of the
tracks and files that you want to record.
7. Click Create CD. The CD Creation Process dialogue box
opens.
8. When prompted, remove your Audio CD and insert a blank
CD into your CD-Recorder and click OK to start recording.
9. When the CD Creation Process is complete, click OK.
Note: If you have tracks on other music CDs that you want to record,
repeat steps 3–5 for each music CD from which you want to record.
During the actual recording process, Easy CD Creator prompts you to
reinsert the appropriate music CD for the track being recorded.
Creating Data CDs
A Data CD is ideal for backing up important files such as
personal documents and files on your hard disk. The Data CD
is designed for data storage only, and cannot be played on
your home stereo like an Audio CD.
To create a Data CD, complete the following steps:
1. On the Windows taskbar, click Start, point to Programs,
Adaptec Easy Creator 4, and then click Create CD.
When you have finalised a
CD-R disc, no additional
tracks can be added to the disc.
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2. On the Welcome screen, click Data. The Data screen opens.
3. On the Data screen, click Data CD. The Easy CD Creator
window opens.
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4. To open a Data CD Layout, click the small arrow next to the
New button on the toolbar. Select Data CD from the dropdown list and a Data CD Layout opens.
5. Insert a blank CD into your CD-Recorder.
6. In the Explorer section, select the data file or folder you
want to record, and then click Add on the toolbar. Repeat
until the Data CD Layout contains all the files and folders
you want to record.
7. Click Create CD. The CD Creation Setup dialogue box
opens.
8. Click OK to start recording.
DirectCD
DirectCD allows you to write files directly onto CD-Recordable
or CD-ReWritable CDs.
To begin using DirectCD, complete the following steps:
1. On the Windows taskbar, click Start, point to Programs,
Adaptec Easy CD Creator 4, and then click Create CD.
2. On the Welcome screen, click Data. The Data screen opens.
3. On the Data screen, click DirectCD. The Adaptec DirectCD
Wizard! dialogue box opens.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to begin writing the CD.
Jewel Case Creator
The Jewel Case Creator allows you to create custom jewel case
covers, inserts, and CD labels. To start the Jewel Case Creator,
double-click the Jewel Case Creator button on the Adaptec CD
Creator Menu. For detailed information on how to create
customised products, refer to the Online Help Manual.
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CD Copier
The CD Copier is used to back up almost any kind of CD.
Easy CD Creator is designed to
assist you in reproducing
material for which you own the
copyright or have obtained
permission to copy from the
copyright owner. Unless you
own the copyright or have
permission to copy from the
copyright owner, you may be
violating copyright law and be
subject to payment of damages
and other remedies. If you are
uncertain about your rights,
contact your legal advisor.
To make a backup copy of a CD, complete the following steps:
1. On the Windows taskbar click Start, point to Programs.
2. Point to Adaptec Easy CD Creator 4 on the Programs
menu, point to Features.
3. Click CD Copier. The CD Copier window opens.
4. Click the Source and Destination tab.
5. Under Copy from, select the drive containing the
original CD.
6. Under Record to, select the drive containing the blank CD.
This is the CD-recordable drive.
7. Click Copy to begin recording a copy of your CD.
Preventing Buffer Underrun Errors
In extreme cases, some errors
may render your disc unusable.
If this occurs, it may be
necessary to start again with a
new disc and then properly
dispose of the old disc.
A Buffer Underrun is an error that occurs when the flow of
data to the CD-Recorder is interrupted. Once a buffer underrun
occurs, the CD creation process is halted.
The following are suggestions for preventing buffer underruns:
•
Close other programs and disable tasks or applications
running in the background such as screen savers and
virus software.
•
Ensure that the temporary files created during CD recording
are created on the local hard disk, not in a directory on a
network drive.
Note: To change the location where the temporary files are stored, click
Tools, select Options from the menu, and then follow the on-screen
instructions.
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•
Open the Systems Properties dialogue box by clicking
System from the Control Panel. Click the Device Manager
tab and ensure that Allow Disconnect is set for both the
CD-Recorder and the hard disk.
•
Do not attempt to record CDs from files on a network. If the
desired files are on a network, copy them to your local hard
disk before recording the CD.
Note: A buffer underrun error can occur on single or dual optical drive
systems (CD-ROM, CD-RW, or DVD-ROM drive).
Accessing Easy CD Creator 4
Users Information
The Easy CD Creator 4 software included with your Notebook
comes with step-by-step instructions, the Quick Reference
Guide provided by Adobe Acrobat 4.0, and a complete user’s
manual called Online Help to answer any questions you might
have about the functionality of the software with your
CD-RW Drive.
To access Online Help while using the Audio or Data CD
Creator, click Help from the toolbar, then select Contents
and Index from the drop-down list.
To use the Adobe Acrobat Quick Reference Guide and glossary
of terms, click Start, then Programs, then Adaptec Easy CD
Creator, then click Quick Reference Guide.
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Let’s Go
Surfing
Basic Concepts, 6-2
Browsers, 6-8
Search Engines, 6-10
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“Surfing the Web” can be a
wonderful way to use and enjoy
your Notebook. Surfing offers new
opportunities daily for shopping,
education, news, entertainment,
research, and education.
Possibilities abound on the Web.
This chapter helps you discover
them. When you do, you will
not be alone. It is estimated that
thousands of new users connect to
the Web every day for the first time.
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Basic Concepts
This section helps you
answer these questions:
•
What is the Internet?
•
What is the
World Wide Web?
The World Wide Web is part of the Internet. Several decades
ago, the U.S. military began developing the Internet. It wasn’t
long before academic and industrial researchers began using
it to share data.
Vast numbers of new computer users stimulated Internet growth
over the last ten years. Millions of homes and businesses now
use their computers to communicate through this system.
Welcome to the World Wide Web. Whatever other uses you
have for your computer, this one can be the most interesting.
What is the Internet?
The Internet is changing
communication and commerce
around the world.
The Internet is a vast communications system for computers.
Cables, phone lines, and radios connect huge numbers of
computers around the world. These connections allow many
simultaneous public and private communications.
The Internet does not have an owner or manager. It is a
cooperative effort between individuals, private organisations,
universities, businesses, and governments.
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Let’s take a brief look at how the Internet is put together.
A network is the basic building block of the Internet.
Two computers create a small network when they are linked
to each other.
Computers in a network can
share information as well as
devices such as printers and
scanners.
A network can link multiple computers. For example, a large
company could link all its computers within a single network.
On a higher level, networks can link to other networks. In fact,
huge numbers of networks are linked worldwide to form the
Internet. Together they provide seemingly endless amounts
of information for topics such as:
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Entertainment
•
Commerce
•
Research
•
Education
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What is the World Wide Web?
Inside the Internet is the World Wide Web (www). Although
the World Wide Web is the part of the Internet that you are
most likely to be interested in, it is only one small part of the
whole system.
The complete Internet offers a number of tools, including
e-mail, the World Wide Web, and other communication services.
Here is some basic information about aspects of the Web
that will help you understand this new world.
World Wide Web
The World Wide Web is a popular system that is set up within the
Internet specifically for publishing and accessing information. It
is also known as the Web. The letters www stand for World
Wide Web.
Web Sites and Web Pages
World Wide Web information is grouped in Web sites that are
home to one or more Web pages. Web pages can provide text,
graphics, animation, audio, and video to your computer.
Hyperlinks
Hyperlinks make it easy to
jump from place to place on the
World Wide Web.
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Many Web pages include
hyperlinks, also known as links,
that transport your search at the
click of a button. A link can be to
another place on the same Web
page or to another computer
halfway around the world.
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Hyperlinks often appear in Web pages as coloured, underlined
text. You will also find hyperlinks hidden in buttons, pictures,
and drawings on a Web page.
When you pass your cursor over a hidden hyperlink, the normal
cursor arrow turns into a hand with the thumb and first finger
extended.
Click on a hyperlink and discover where it sends you.
These links can move you from page to page, site to site,
Web server to Web server – all over the world!
Web Servers
Information on the World Wide Web is stored on computers
called Web servers. Web servers are like electronic libraries.
Web servers are scattered throughout the world.
Surfing the Web
Using your computer to tour the
World Wide Web is called surfing
the Web. Sometimes you’ll just be
looking to see what’s there.
At other times, you’ll be looking
for something specific.
Internet Address (URL)
A Web site has an Internet address that tells your computer how
to find it. An Internet address is known as a Uniform Resource
Locator, or URL. It identifies the location of a Web site just as
your home address identifies where you live.
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Internet Service Provider (ISP)
Your Presario Notebook
provides you with a selection
of Internet Service Providers
(ISPs).
A company that provides access to
the Internet is an Internet Service
Provider (ISP). Your computer’s
connection to an ISP’s computer is
your entry point to the Web. You
must establish an account with the
ISP of your choice.
Modem
High-speed Internet access
may be available in your area.
Check with your ISP or local
telephone company for more
information.
A computer’s physical connection to the Internet is typically
through a telephone line. Your computer contains hardware
called a modem that sends and receives information over a
standard telephone line. There are on-screen instructions you
must follow when you set up your modem.
Search Engine
Your Presario Notebook has a
built-in Ethernet connection
which is the most common way
to connect to high-speed
Internet access.
A search engine is a program used on Web sites that allows you
to search the Internet for keywords you enter. The search engine
generates a list of Web pages that contain your keywords.
Once you access the Internet, you can use a search engine
to begin searching for information. You can choose from
many search engines on the Internet. To access one of these
search engines, type in a URL, such as www.compaq.com.
URLs take you to the requested site.
The “Search Engines” section
later in this chapter for
detailed information about
searching on the Internet.
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E-mail
Check with your Internet
Service Provider for details
about the e-mail service they
provide.
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A form of mail delivered over the Internet is e-mail. It is like a
paperless letter that goes directly from one computer to another.
To get e-mail, both the sender and recipient must have e-mail
accounts. Your ISP is one possible provider of an e-mail
account.
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Browsers
What is a Browser?
This section covers the
following:
A Web browser is a program that allows you to see Web sites
on the Internet.
•
What is a Browser?
Your computer’s browser performs four basic tasks.
When you provide a Web site’s URL, your browser will:
•
Using Microsoft
Internet Explorer
•
Contact the Web site.
•
Gather information from the Web site.
•
Display information from the Web site on your
computer screen.
•
File, print, or dispose of information from the Web site
as you choose.
Learn to use the features
in your browser. It makes
your Internet experience
much more enjoyable.
Using Microsoft Internet Explorer
Your Internet PC comes with a browser called Microsoft
Internet Explorer. It is the most widely used browser in the
world.
Your Notebook comes
with Microsoft Internet
Explorer™ pre-installed.
When you use your browser, the first page it displays is the
default home page. You can customise or change this page.
You can also customise other browser features.
Look in the browser Help files for instructions on customising
your browser.
Note: To use Microsoft Internet Explorer, you must have an active account
with an ISP. You must also have a physical connection, such as a phone line,
to your ISP’s computer.
America Online (AOL) users
must start AOL and log on
before starting Internet
Explorer.
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To begin surfing the Internet with Microsoft Internet Explorer,
complete either of the following:
Microsoft Internet Explorer
has an extensive Help section
that includes a tour of its
major features.
•
From the Windows desktop, double-click the Internet
Explorer icon.
•
From the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, point to
Programs, and then click the Internet Explorer icon.
An alternative method uses the Internet Zone buttons on your
keyboard.
To connect to the Web with this procedure, simply press one
of the Internet Zone buttons.
Note: The Internet Zone buttons on your computer may differ from those
shown here.
“Internet Zone Buttons”
in Chapters 2 and 3 for
information about identifying,
reprogramming, and disabling
the Internet Zone buttons.
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These buttons give you quick access to the most frequently
used Internet activities. They can be programmed to reflect
your personal preferences.
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Search Engines
Choosing a Search Engine
This section will help you
perform the following tasks:
Many different search engines exist
on their own Web sites. Each one
keeps a list, or database, of
registered Web sites. The search
engine’s master list includes a
description and Internet address for
each of its registered Web sites.
•
Choosing a Search
Engine
•
Using a Search Engine
•
Searching on the Web
•
Accessing Files
from the Internet
Some search engines keep
general-purpose lists while others
limit their lists to a single topic.
•
An example of a general-purpose search engine is
AltaVista™ at www.altavista.com. Some ISPs, such as
America Online™, provide their own general-purpose
search engine.
•
An example of a specialised search engine would be one
that only lists Web sites about one specific topic.
You can locate search engines in several ways:
Each search engine has a
different look and feel.
Try various search engines
to see which one you like.
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Click your browser’s Search button.
•
Press the Internet Zone Instant Search button on
your keyboard.
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Ask a search engine to list other search engines.
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Using a Search Engine
Choose your keywords
carefully. Your choice
determines the success of
your search.
Most search engines ask for a keyword. A keyword is a single
word or simple phrase that describes your topic.
•
When entering keywords, you can enter an entire sentence
to limit the search to a more specific topic. For example,
for information about searching the Internet, enter searching
the Internet, instead of Internet.
•
After you enter a keyword search, the search engine
generates a list of hyperlinks to all Web sites that contain
your keywords. Click a link to go to a specific Web site.
For practice, search for the Compaq Web site:
URL means Uniform Resource
Locator. A URL is an address
for a resource or Web site on
the Internet.
1. Connect to the Internet and open your browser.
2. Enter the following URL into the Address box of your
Web browser: www.altavista.com.
3. Enter Compaq in the box next to Find this.
4. Click Search. Your browser should display numerous links
to different Compaq Web sites.
To use a search engine, complete these steps:
1. Choose a keyword that describes your topic.
2. Type that keyword into the search engine.
3. Click the go button (or other button provided) to send
your request.
Once you have entered a keyword, the search engine will:
•
Review the descriptions of the Web sites in its records
•
Create a list of the Web sites that contain your keyword
•
Display the list on your screen
The list the search engine returns to you includes a brief
description of each Web site as well as its URL.
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Searching on the Web
You can now begin searching on the Web.
Briefly examine the list provided by the search engine. Then,
Try various keywords and
compare the results. You can
also use the same keyword in
different search engines.
•
If you don’t like the list, change the keyword and ask the
search engine to generate a new list.
•
If you see a Web site that looks interesting, click its URL
or enter its URL in your browser.
After you have chosen and visited a Web site, you can easily
return to the search engine.
•
Use the Back arrow in your browser to return to the list.
•
Choose another Web site from the list or generate a new list.
Your browser keeps a chronological list of the Web sites you
visit. The forward arrow and back arrow let you move through
that list to revisit Web sites.
Check your browser’s Help
files for specific information on
using your Favourites folder.
If you know the URL of the Web site you want to visit, type it
directly into the Address box of your Web browser. For
example, you can visit the Compaq Web site by typing the
following URL into the Address box of your Web browser:
www.compaq.com/athome/exploration
The URL of a Web site that you want to remember can be placed
in your browser’s Favourites folder. Some suggested Web sites
are already in that folder. You can open your Favourites folder
and easily visit a Web site by clicking on its name.
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Accessing Files from the Internet
Accessing files from the Internet
can be as simple as the push of
a button. You may want to access
files such as software upgrades
and patches, videos, music, the
latest news, or up-to-date virusdetection files.
The “Anti-Virus Software”
section of chapter 4 for more
information about how to
protect your Notebook and
your files from viruses.
To access a file on the Internet,
complete the following:
1. Open your Web browser and enter a Web address or search
for the information you need.
2. Once you have located a source for the information, follow
the Web site’s directions to view or download the file.
In Conclusion
The Internet has its own terms and ways of doing things. You
learned about many of them in this chapter. Come back to this
chapter as often as you need.
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Caring for
Your Battery
Battery Calibration, 7-4
When you’re on the go, AC wall outlets are not always available
and sometimes you’ll want to use battery power. This chapter
shows you how to maintain and recharge your battery properly
so that your Presario Notebook computer has the power
necessary to continue running. After you have read this chapter,
you will be able to complete the following tasks:
Power Management, 7-9
•
Increase the length of battery operating time.
•
Correct a low-battery condition.
•
Store your battery
•
Recycle your battery
Battery Care, 7-2
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Battery Care
When AC wall sockets are
not available or convenient,
the battery becomes the
“life-line” of your
Notebook. In this section
you will become familiar
with the following:
•
Using the Battery
•
Storing the Battery
•
Recycling the Battery
Using the Battery
Your Notebook allows you to use either AC power or battery
power. If an AC wall socket is not available, you will want to
use battery power. This section of “Caring for Your Battery”
will help you:
•
Determine the amount of remaining battery power
•
Determine what affects the length of battery operating time
Checking Battery Power
To determine the amount of remaining battery power, follow
these steps:
1. Double-click the Battery Charge icon or the AC power icon
located on the right side of the Windows taskbar.
If your Notebook contains a
lithium-ion battery pack,
improper handling of the
battery pack may result in fire
and chemical burns. Do not
disassemble, crush, puncture,
short external contacts, dispose
of in water or fire, or expose it
to temperatures higher than
60° C (140° F). Replace only
with the Compaq battery pack
specified for your Notebook.
2. Check the lights on your battery or status panel gauge,
depending on what type of Notebook you have.
Storing the Battery
If you will not be using your Notebook for an extended period
of time, you must take precautions to ensure that your battery
is stored correctly.
For safety reasons when
operating under AC Power,
Compaq recommends that
you keep a battery installed.
This ensures that you have
a charged battery when you
need it.
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Refer to the following storage requirements.
Temperature plays an
important role in recharging
your battery. To gain maximum
capacity, allow both the battery
and your Notebook to cool to
20° C (68°F), which is room
temperature, before recharging
the battery.
You may store your battery
within the following
temperature range:
0° C to 45° C (32° F to 113° F).
To extend its operating life,
store the battery in a cool dry
place.
“Government Approvals”
section of the Safety and
Comfort Guide for more
information on recycling.
NiMH Battery – If your Notebook uses a NiMH (nickel-metalhydride) battery and you will not be using your Notebook for a
long period of time (more than two weeks):
•
Use your Notebook until the battery is drained completely.
•
Remove the battery from your Notebook and store
it separately.
Li-Ion Battery – If your Notebook uses a Li-Ion (lithium-ion)
battery and you will not be using your Notebook for a long
period of time (more than two weeks):
•
Use your Notebook until the battery is drained to 50 percent.
•
Remove the battery and store it separately.
Recycling the Battery
In North America, dispose of
nickel-metal-hydride or lithium-ion
batteries by taking advantage of
the Compaq battery recycling
program. You will be provided
with a postage-paid battery pack
envelope pre-addressed to a
reclamation facility where the
metals are recycled.
Do not dispose of batteries with general household waste.
Dispose of or recycle them by using a public collection system
or returning them to Compaq, your authorised Compaq partners,
or their agents.
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Battery
Calibration
All batteries lose their
charge if they have not been
used for a long period of
time. In this section of
“Caring for Your Battery”
you will become familiar
with the following:
•
Calibrating the Battery
•
Maximizing Battery
Operating Time
•
Fixing a Low-Battery
Condition
Calibrating the Battery
You may notice that the battery
gauge does not correctly display
the battery charge level when you
first receive your Notebook, or if
you have not used your Notebook
for a long period of time. If the
battery gauge becomes inaccurate,
you must recalibrate your battery.
Recalibrating the battery simply
means recharging the battery to its
maximum capacity and resetting
the battery gauge to display the
level of charge accurately.
To recalibrate the battery, complete the following steps:
1. Plug in the AC adapter:
a. Allow the battery to charge until the Battery Charge icon turns off, showing that the battery is fully charged.
b. After the battery charge light or the icon turns off,
unplug the AC adapter.
2. Turn on or restart your Notebook.
Steps 3 to 6 prevent your Notebook from entering Sleep mode.
These steps also allow the battery to drain faster.
3. On the Windows taskbar, click Start, point to Settings,
and then click Control Panel.
4. Double-click the Power Management icon on the
Control Panel. The Power Management Properties dialogue
box opens.
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5. Click the Power Schemes tab.
Do not plug in the AC adapter
while the battery is draining or
you will have to start again
with step 1.
You can use your Notebook
while the battery is draining
or charging.
6. From Running on Batteries column:
a. In the Turn off Monitor drop-down list, select Never.
b. In the Turn off Hard Disk drop-down list, select Never.
c. In the System Standby drop-down list, select Never.
7. Click OK to close the Power Management Properties box.
8. Let the battery drain until your Notebook reaches
Hibernation and turns off.
9. Plug in the AC adapter. Restart your Notebook.
10. Return to the Power Management Properties dialogue box
under Control Panel and re-enter your Power Savings
settings to the desired level.
The battery is now calibrated.
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Battery Charging Time
If you will not be using your
Notebook for an extended
period of time, Compaq
recommends that you unplug
the electrical cord from the
socket and remove the
battery while your Notebook
is not in use.
Battery charging time will vary based on the initial battery
charge, the type of battery, and the activity of your Notebook
while charging.
Purchasing Spare or Extra Batteries
Over time, all batteries lose the ability to operate at full capacity
and the battery will have to be replaced. To purchase a new
battery, contact your Compaq-authorized dealer or access the
Compaq Web site at: www.compaq.com/athome.
Maximizing Battery Operating Time
The battery operating time depends on your power management
settings. Your Notebook components, the options, and the
applications that you use also affect the operating time. This
section of “Caring for Your Battery” shows you how to increase
the length of time you are able to operate under battery power.
The display, processor, CD/DVD drive, and hard drive use the
most battery power. To maximise the battery operating time,
perform one or more of the following actions:
The battery will charge
whether your Notebook is on
or off, and will continue to
charge until the battery is
fully charged or AC power
is disconnected.
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•
Reduce display brightness and select a short wait for your
screen saver.
•
Select a screen saver that does not generate a lot of graphics
or motion.
•
Reduce audio volume or use headphones.
•
Exit modem programs when you are not using them.
•
Remove PC Cards when you are not using them.
•
Remove CDs or DVDs when you are not using them.
•
Use Sleep or Hibernation mode to turn off your Notebook
when you are not using it.
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Fixing a Low-Battery Condition
Once your Notebook has
entered Hibernation mode, it
will not turn on until it is
plugged into an AC adapter or
the drained battery is replaced
with a charged one.
A low-battery condition exists when the battery has less than
10 percent of its power remaining. This section of “Caring for
Your Battery” will show you how to correct a low-battery
condition and what to do if your Notebook loses all battery
power.
When your Notebook loses
all battery power, it begins
Hibernation, a process that
cannot be interrupted. If
Hibernation has begun, you
must allow your Notebook to
finish saving your information
and shut off automatically before
trying to correct the low-battery
condition.
The availability of an AC wall socket will determine which
solution you should use to correct a low-battery condition.
Use one of the following options:
Connect the AC Adapter
This solution allows you to continue working without being
interrupted and simultaneously charges the drained battery.
You don’t have to turn off your Notebook before connecting
the AC adapter. Your Notebook automatically switches to
AC power once you connect the AC adapter.
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Replace the Drained Battery with a Charged One
If you cannot connect the AC
adapter but you have a charged
battery, you can change to battery
power and continue working. To
replace the drained battery with a
charged one, complete the
following steps:
1. Save your work.
2. Turn off your Notebook
(or initiate Hibernation).
3. Replace the drained battery with the charged one.
4. Press the Power button to turn on your Notebook.
5. Resume your work.
When AC power becomes available, repeat these same steps
but insert the drained battery and charge it by plugging in the
AC adapter.
Suspend Your Work
If you cannot plug in the AC adapter and you do not have a
charged replacement battery, start Hibernation by pressing the
Power button. When a power source (AC or battery) becomes
available, press the Power button to turn your Notebook on and
resume your work.
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Power
Management
Saving Energy
Congratulations! You are no longer a “new user”. Now you
know how to use some of the fun, basic functions of your new
Presario Notebook computer, like surfing the Web. Now, it’s
time to learn about some advanced features, such as power
management, Hibernation and Sleep modes.
What is Power Management?
This section explains the following:
Presario Notebooks have
power-saving features that
protect your data and conserve
battery and monitor life.
•
Understanding Power Management
•
Starting and Ending Power Modes
•
Power Management Settings
•
Changing Power Management Settings
Understanding Power Management
Power management lets you reduce your Notebook
power consumption. Your Notebook has two
power management modes:
•
Hibernation saves information to the hard drive and then
turns off your Notebook. Your Notebook hibernates when
the Power button is pressed, when the battery has little
power left, or when your Notebook (operating on battery
power) is in Sleep mode for more than one hour.
•
Sleep, also called Standby, puts your Notebook in low-power
mode. It is still on, but the display appears blank.
< Caution: Although Sleep mode maintains system information and
open files, you will lose any unsaved information if you turn off
your Notebook before you end the Sleep mode.
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Starting and Ending Power Modes
Your Notebook automatically
goes into Hibernation if your
battery is low or after one
hour of Sleep. When it is on
AC power, it does not go into
Hibernation.
Presario Operating System
Manual for more information
on changing Power
Management settings.
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If you want to…
Then…
Result/Indicators
Put your Notebook to
sleep manually
Press the Fn+F4
keys. Or click the
Start button on the
Windows Taskbar,
Shutdown, then
Standby.
Moon icon appears
on status display.
Wake your Notebook
from Sleep manually
Press any key.
Moon icon disappears
on status display.
Put your Notebook
into Hibernation
manually
Press the Power button once. Or click
the Start button,
Shutdown, then
Hibernate.
Power icon does
not appear on status
display.
Wake your Notebook
from Hibernation
manually
Press the Power button once.
Power icon
appears on status
display.
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Service and
Support
Preventive
Maintenance, 8-2
Maintaining your Notebook by keeping it clean and keeping
the vents free from dust promotes greater longevity and higher
performance. If Notebook components are not cleaned
periodically, the probability of system failure increases.
Backup Utilities, 8-5
Hard Disk Errors, 8-6
Hard Disk Space
Management, 8-8
System Support, 8-10
The information in this chapter provides helpful instructions
for the maintenance and care of your Notebook.
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SERVICE AND SUPPORT 8-1
Preventive
Maintenance
This section covers:
•
Cleaning Your
Notebook’s Exterior
•
Cleaning the Keyboard
•
Cleaning the
Display Screen
•
Cleaning the TouchPad
•
Caring for Your
Presario Notebook
Cleaning Your Notebook’s Exterior
< Caution: When you shut down your Notebook, the power turns off.
However, some electrical currents may still be flowing through the
Notebook. To completely disconnect power from the Notebook,
unplug the power and modem cables from the wall sockets and
remove the battery.
Using a damp, lint-free cloth, clean the keyboard, the
Notebook’s exterior, and other external parts on your Notebook.
< Caution: Do not use household cleaning solvents because they
will damage the finish on your Notebook.
Cleaning the Keyboard
You should clean the keyboard
periodically to rid it of dust, lint,
and any other foreign particles that
may become trapped beneath the
keys. Use a compressed can of air
with a straw extension attached to
blow air in and around the keys.
Cleaning the keyboard prevents
keys from sticking and jamming.
It also makes typing a more
pleasant experience.
< Caution: Do not use liquids of any kind on the keyboard,
as they may permanently damage your keyboard.
< Caution: Do not use a regular vacuum cleaner for cleaning the
keyboard because you may deposit normal household debris on
the surfaces rather than remove it.
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Cleaning the Display Screen
Foam swabs or cosmetic
applicators are preferred
to cotton swabs because
cotton can add rather than
remove lint.
The surface of your display screen may look fuzzy or
smudged. You can use a soft, damp, lint-free cloth to
wipe the screen clean.
If the display screen requires any additional cleaning, use an
antistatic screen cleaner or pre-moistened antistatic wipes.
< Caution: Never spray water or any other cleaning fluids or
chemicals directly on the screen. You may permanently
damage your Notebook.
Give your Presario Notebook a
safe home. If your Notebook is
consistently exposed to direct
sunlight, consider moving it.
The heat from the sun shining
on the display screen can
reduce its performance and
cause glare.
Always disconnect the
power from your Notebook
and disconnect any other
peripherals before attempting
to clean your Notebook or
any of its components.
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Cleaning the TouchPad
Grease and dirt on the TouchPad
can cause your cursor to jump
around on the display screen.
To avoid this, periodically clean
the TouchPad with a damp cloth.
Remember, before using your
Notebook, always wash your
hands.
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Caring for Your Presario Notebook
Your Notebook is cooled by
air that is drawn in through
the vents and blown out
through the exhaust fan. It is
important to keep the vents on
the chassis free of dust and
debris. Brush any dust away
from the vents with a damp
cloth but do not attempt to
dismantle the Notebook
to clean dust from the inside
of the Notebook. If you
dismantle your Notebook, you
may permanently damage the
components on your Notebook.
Your Presario Internet Notebook is designed as a durable
product. However, when you transport it, we recommend that
you put it in a portable notebook carrying case. To enhance the
life of your system, follow these Do’s and Don’ts.
Do’s
•
Carry and store your Notebook in a portable notebook
carrying case.
•
Keep diskettes and modular disk drives away from magnetic
fields. Magnetic fields can erase data on your diskettes and
your hard drives.
•
Keep your Notebook away from extreme temperatures
(for example, in parked cars, near heaters, or near open
windows). Extreme temperatures can damage your
Notebook or cause it to perform poorly.
Don’ts
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•
Bump or drop your Notebook.
•
Put objects on top of it. Even if your Notebook is stored in a
durable carrying case, it is not made to support extra weight.
•
Leave the CD/DVD ROM door open when it is not in use.
It can get damaged.
•
Handle liquids around your Notebook. Exposure to almost
any liquid can result in expensive repairs that are not
covered under your warranty.
•
Expose your Notebook to dusty or dirty environments.
Dust and dirt can clog internal components and mechanisms.
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Backup Utilities Using Backup Devices
To retrieve files that may have been lost or damaged, you should
back up your files regularly to diskettes or other backup media.
You can back up all the files on your Notebook or you can select
specific files and folders. Use diskettes to do a partial backup of
selected files or folders.
Use backup devices such as tape drives or other high-capacity
backup devices to do a complete hard-drive backup.
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Hard Disk
Errors
This section covers:
Using ScanDisk
The ScanDisk utility examines the hard drive for surface errors
and file and folder problems. ScanDisk corrects these problems
so that Windows and other programs run efficiently.
•
Using ScanDisk
•
Using Disk Cleanup
Use ScanDisk from once a week to once a month, depending on
how often you use your Notebook. Also use ScanDisk if you
encounter hard drive problems.
•
Deleting Stored Files
To run ScanDisk, complete the following steps:
•
Defragmenting Your
Hard Disk
1. Click Start, Programs, and then Accessories.
2. Click System Tools, and then ScanDisk.
3. Select the drive(s) you want to check for errors.
In the ScanDisk dialogue box,
you can select the option
“Automatically fix errors”.
You can also optimise your
disk space with other options.
For detailed information, see
the Presario Notebook
Operating System Manual
included with your
new Notebook.
Compaq recommends using
ScanDisk, using Disk Cleanup,
and Defragmenting your hard
drive at least once a week to
optimise the performance of
your Notebook.
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4. Select the type of test you want to run.
5. Click Start to begin scanning your hard drive for errors.
6. Click Close when finished.
Using Disk Cleanup
Optimize your system by using the Disk Cleanup maintenance
feature offered in Microsoft Windows. When you use the
Disk Cleanup tool, you can free hard disk space on your
Notebook by:
•
Deleting temporary Internet files
•
Deleting downloaded program files
•
Emptying the Recycle Bin
•
Deleting files from your temporary folder
•
Deleting files created by other Windows tools
•
Removing optional Windows components not in use
•
Removing installed programs that you do not use
•
Converting your hard disk to the FAT32 file system
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Deleting Stored Files
To free hard disk space, remove unused files stored on your
hard disk by completing these steps.
1. Double-click the My Computer icon on your
Windows desktop.
2. Right-click the disk that you want to free space on.
3. Click Properties, then click Disk Cleanup on
the General tab.
4. Select the files you want to remove by clicking the
adjacent check boxes.
5. Click OK to confirm your request, and then click OK
to start the deletion process.
Defragmenting Your Hard Disk
The Disk Defragmenter utility rearranges files and unused space
on your hard disk so that programs can run faster.
Defragmenting your Notebook
on a regular basis optimises
the speed of your Notebook.
< Caution: Plug your Notebook into AC Power before defragmenting
the hard drive.
< Caution: Do not turn off the Notebook during the
defragmentation process.
To defragment your hard drive, complete the following steps:
1. Click Start, Programs, and then Accessories.
2. Click System Tools, then Disk Defragmenter. A dialogue
box prompting you to select the drive you want to defragment
is displayed.
3. Select the drive you wish to defragment.
4. Click OK to begin defragmenting your selected hard drive.
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Hard Disk
Space
Management
Checking the Hard Disk Space
In Windows, you can see a chart of the available hard
drive space.
To check your hard drive space, complete the following steps:
This section covers:
•
Checking the Hard
Disk Space
•
Deleting
Unnecessary Files
•
Using the Recycle Bin
•
Double-click the My Computer icon. The My Computer
window is displayed.
•
Right-click the hard drive where you want to check available
file space, then select Properties. The System Properties
dialogue box displays and shows the free and used space
on the drive.
Deleting Unnecessary Files
By deleting unnecessary files from the hard drive, you free drive
space and help improve your Notebook’s performance. Use the
Windows Disk Cleanup utility to delete temporary Windows
files, temporary Internet files, empty the Recycle Bin, and delete
unneeded electronic mail files.
< Caution: If you do not intend to delete files that are selected for
deletion, cancel the request by clicking No when prompted.
To use Windows Disk Cleanup, complete the following steps:
1. Click Start, then select Programs, Accessories,
System Tools, then Disk Cleanup. The Select Drive
dialogue box is displayed.
2. Select the drive you want to clean up and click OK. The Disk
Cleanup dialogue box is displayed.
3. Click the check box beside each file type you want to delete.
For more information about each file type you can delete,
read the descriptions in the Disk Cleanup dialogue box.
4. Click OK, then click Yes to confirm. The selected files
are deleted.
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Using the Recycle Bin
You can also double-click on
the Recycle Bin K icon and
open the folder to select items
that you wish to keep.
When you delete files from your Notebook, they are not
completely eliminated from your hard drive. They are
temporarily stored in a system folder referred to as the
Recycle Bin. You can recover these files if necessary.
To delete these files, follow this process:
1. On your desktop, right-click the Recycle Bin K icon.
2. Click the Empty Recycle Bin option and the Confirm File
Delete dialogue box is displayed.
3. Click Yes to confirm the deletion.
If program files are stored in the Recycle Bin folder, the your
Notebook identifies them and prompts you to verify your
intention to delete these files.
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System Support Compaq Diagnostics
(available on select models)
This section covers:
•
Compaq Diagnostics
•
System Record
•
Compaq Service
Connection
•
Internet Support
Compaq Diagnostics provides an easy way to perform system
checks and diagnose problems. When you double-click the
Compaq Diagnostics icon located in the Compaq Support
folder on the Windows desktop, a progress bar is displayed
while the application analyses your Presario Notebook for
information about its components. After approximately one
minute, a Summary window with the component information
is displayed.
A row of icons is located at the top of the window. Clicking
these icons provides information about the components being
tested. Refer to the following table for descriptions of the tabs.
You can select Quick or
Complete as a starting point
for a Custom test. If you select
Interactive mode, stay with
your Notebook for the
interactive test portions.
Tab
Description
Overview
Contains information about your Notebook
Test
Selects the devices you want tested
Status
Shows progress of tests and faults detected
Log
Shows a record of all device tests and detailed results
Error
Reports details of errors detected
Types of Tests
You may conduct a Quick, Complete, or Custom test. If you
choose the Quick test, it can be run in either the interactive or
unattended mode.
Complete or Custom tests are completed only in the Interactive
mode, since they test the audio and video components of your
Presario Notebook. You must be present to confirm the test
results. Complete testing takes approximately 10 minutes.
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The Test tab has the following main regions: Types of Test,
Test mode, an Information Window, and a Component List
(under the Type of Test box). The Component List resembles
Windows Explorer: Click the + to open a component folder, then
the component for information about it. The information
window may show further tests that can be performed on certain
components. You can request any or all of the subtests.
Testing Equipment
To run a test, complete the following steps:
1. Click the Test tab.
2. Choose the type of test: Quick, Complete, or Custom.
In Custom, you will need to check the boxes in the
Component List for each test you want.
3. Select Interactive mode or Unattended mode.
4. Click the Begin Test button at the bottom of the window.
The Status tab automatically replaces the Test tab on your
window. You can follow the progress of individual tests on
this window.
When the tests are complete, the progress bar in the Status
window is green if the test is successful and red if the test fails.
The lower part of the Status tab provides details of the tests that
are completed.
The Long tab lists all the tests and also provides information
about the number of times each test was run, the time taken
for the test, and the number of errors detected. You can save
this information by clicking the Save button at the bottom of
the window.
The Error tab provides details about the errors detected,
including error codes. These error codes reveal useful
information that a Compaq technician uses to advise you
on how to correct problems with your Notebook.
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System Record
(available on select models)
System Record reports all of the devices that came with your
Notebook, as well as all the devices you have added or changed
since you purchased your Notebook. System Record highlights
these changes in red. This allows you to isolate and diagnose
possible problems with your Notebook.
To access System Record, complete the following steps:
1. From the Windows desktop, double-click the Compaq
Support icon.
2. Double-click the System Record ¢ icon.
The System Record tab displays the Base.log, which displays
all the devices that came with your Notebook, and the Now.log,
which displays all the devices you have added or changed. The
changes you have made to your Notebook are highlighted in red.
For example, if your Notebook came with 64 megabytes (MB)
of memory and you upgrade to 96 MB of memory, your
Base.log displays 64 MB of memory and the Now.log displays
96 MB. The memory lines in the Now.log are noted in red
lettering, which indicates a change made to your Notebook’s
original amount of memory.
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Compaq Service Connection
(available on select models)
If the Service Connection icon is visible in the Windows
taskbar, the service is already
active.
Turning Compaq Service Connection On and Off
If you wish to turn on the Compaq Service Connection
manually, complete the following steps:
1. Double-click the Compaq Support icon in the
Windows desktop.
2. Double-click the Service Connection icon.
Note: If the Service Connection icon is visible on the Windows taskbar,
the service is already active.
The Compaq Service Connection remains active and is ready
to perform updates when you log on to the Internet.
To turn off the Compaq Service Connection, complete the
following steps:
1. Right-click the Service Connection icon on the
Windows taskbar.
2. Select Shutdown Compaq Service Connection.
How Does It Work?
The Compaq Service Connection software operates in the
background while you are performing other tasks on your
Notebook. You will only be aware that it is working when
a Notice is displayed.
If you are using your modem when the Compaq Service
Connection software initiates an update, it waits until the
modem is idle before downloading any information. You are not
interrupted while using your Web browser or e-mail programs.
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When a Notice is displayed, usually as a rotating , complete
the following steps to obtain the update:
1. Double-click the Notice to reveal the update identification.
2. Install, postpone, or delete the download by clicking the
appropriate button.
•
If you ignore the Notice, it disappears after a minute
or two. However, the update is still available for you to
download at any time during the next 10 days.
•
If you have not downloaded the update within 10 days,
it will be automatically cancelled.
To view the updates you have downloaded and the updates
that are still available, double-click the Compaq Support icon on the Windows desktop, then double-click the Service
Connection icon. A list of updates is displayed in the
window. The updates that have not yet been accepted are
highlighted and bolded.
Privacy and Data Security
Compaq Service Connection is committed to providing you with
beneficial software updates and information. To provide you
with these updates and information, non-personal information
limited to your Notebook model number, serial number, and
software ID files is communicated to the Compaq server.
Files sent to your Presario Notebook are protected by
a personalised security number, similar to a Personal
Identification Number (PIN), to ensure that you receive the
correct information. Compaq Service Connection does not
access, share, or send any personal information, files, or data
on your Notebook over the Internet.
If you no longer wish to receive updates from the Compaq
Service Connection, you can turn it off at any time.
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Internet Support
You can also access
Internet Support through
the Instant Answer button
(available on select models)
on your keyboard.
The Internet Support icon allows you to access the Compaq
Service and Support Web page for your country. The Compaq
Service and Support Web page provides you with tools and
information to help make using your Compaq Presario easier
than ever.
To access the Compaq Service and Support Web page,
complete the following steps:
1. Make sure your Notebook is connected to the Internet.
2. From the Windows desktop, double-click the Compaq
Support icon.
3. Double-click the Internet Support icon. Icons
representing flags of various countries are displayed in
a window.
4. Click the icon that represents your country’s flag.
You will be connected to your country’s specific Service and
Support Web page.
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Solutions
Basic Solutions, 9-2
Frequently Asked
Questions, 9-3
Solutions Tables, 9-9
You turn on your Notebook and it
won't start. You try to print and
nothing happens. You get an error
message that prevents you from
getting your work done – and
there's no one around who
knows what to do. Help!
In this chapter you’ll learn easy
ways to increase computer
performance and solve some basic computer problems:
•
In “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQs), you’ll find
answers to questions such as: Where can I find the
specifications for my Compaq Presario Notebook computer?
How do I change my Notebook display resolution?
What types of upgrades are available for my Notebook?
•
In “Solutions Tables”, you’ll find common problems
described in detail and several solutions to try and fix the
problems.
If you can’t solve a problem yourself, we’ll show you how to
contact Compaq Support for all the help you’ll need.
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SOLUTIONS 9-1
Basic Solutions
Helpful Hints
Before you consult our
extensive list of common
solutions, try these helpful
hints. If you still need help,
this section tells you how to
quickly find the solution.
If you encounter minor problems with your Notebook, display,
or software, refer to the following list of general suggestions
before taking further action:
In this section:
•
Helpful Hints
•
Finding Solutions
Quickly
•
Ensure that your Notebook is plugged into the
AC adapter and that the adapter is plugged into
a working electrical socket.
•
Ensure that your Notebook is turned on and the
Power light or icon is lit.
•
Adjust the brightness and contrast controls of the display.
•
Remove any diskettes from the diskette drive before turning
on your Notebook.
Finding Solutions Quickly
To help you find a solution quickly, most of the information
in this chapter is divided into three columns:
1. Symptom – describes the symptom or warning that indicates
a problem.
2. Problem – identifies one or more reasons why the
symptom occurred.
3. Solution – describes how you should try to fix the problem.
If the listed solution does not fix your problem, try another
solution for the symptom or try the solution a second time.
If a problem persists and you can’t resolve it, contact a Compaq
Authorised Service Provider. Refer to your Warranty Statement
for details.
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Frequently
Asked
Questions
General Questions
Q. Where can I find more information about my Notebook?
A. In the printed documentation that came with your Notebook.
Also visit the Compaq support Web site at:
•
General Questions
•
Display Questions
http://www.compaq.com/athome/support/serv_note.html
•
Questions about Sound
Q. What is Microsoft Windows™?
•
Questions about Films
A. Microsoft Windows is an operating system.
•
Questions about
Peripherals
Q. What is an operating system?
•
Questions about
Upgrades
•
Error Messages
A. An operating system is software that tells your Notebook
what to do. It translates keyboard strokes and mouse movements
into a language your Notebook can understand. Your Notebook
comes with a Microsoft operating system already installed.
Q. What is a computer virus and how can I remove it?
For more information,
please refer to your Microsoft
Windows Operating System
Manual.
A. A computer virus is a program that can cause damage to your
Notebook. Your Notebook usually comes with preinstalled
third-party virus scan software to remove computer viruses.
However, since new viruses constantly emerge, you should
check with your software vendor about software upgrades.
These upgrades are usually available on the Internet.
Q. I can’t connect to the Internet. What’s the problem?
You can refer to other
documentation that comes with
your Notebook or peripheral
devices. Examples include
Microsoft Windows manuals,
third-party software manuals,
and hardware documentation
such as printer manuals.
A. First, you must have an account with an Internet Service
Provider (ISP). Your modem must also be configured correctly,
and you must have a cable connecting the modem port to the
phone jack. Also ensure that you have an Internet browser
installed, such as Microsoft™ Internet Explorer or
Netscape Navigator™.
Q. The keyboard does not respond when I press any button.
What should I do?
“Common Tasks” chapter in
this guide for more information
about anti-virus software.
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A. Press and hold the Power › button to power off your
Notebook then restart, or call Compaq customer support
for assistance.
SOLUTIONS 9-3
Q. Why is my Notebook slow when coming out of Hibernation
mode or when not on the network?
Presario Notebook Operating
System Manual for information
on how to create additional
hardware profiles.
A. If the internal Ethernet hardware (network card) is set up to
connect to a network, Windows tries to access the network
through the Ethernet hardware. If a connection does not exist,
then start-up delays or loss of functionality can occur. One way
to overcome these problems is to use the Hardware Profile
feature of Windows. This feature allows you to create two
different Hardware Profiles that are selectable upon start-up:
one with the internal Ethernet hardware enabled, and one with
internal Ethernet hardware disabled.
Display Questions
Q. How can I change the display settings on my Notebook?
A. Right-click on the Windows desktop and select Properties.
The following dialogue box is displayed:
Select the Settings tab and make changes as necessary.
Click OK when you finish to apply the settings.
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Q. My display (monitor) is blank. What should I do?
A. Your Notebook might be in either Sleep (Standby) or
Hibernation mode. Try pressing any key to wake your Notebook
from Sleep (Standby) mode. If this does not correct the problem,
press the Power › button once to resume from
Hibernation mode.
Questions about Sound
Q. There is no sound coming from my Notebook. What’s wrong?
A. You can control the sound coming from your Notebook
speakers by double-clicking the Volume ¶ icon in the taskbar.
The Volume Control dialogue box is displayed:
Make sure the Mute all box is not checked in the Volume
Control Balance panel.
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Questions about Films
Q. When I play a DVD film on TV-Out, the film shows only on
the display panel. What should I do?
A. You may need to press the Fn+F3 keys more than once to
transfer the image to the TV.
“Adjusting Brightness” section
in this guide.
Q. The DVD film is too dim or too bright. What should I do?
A. Adjust the brightness setting and the Advanced Display
properties.
Questions about Peripherals
Q. My Notebook is connected to a printer, but I am unable to
print. What’s wrong?
A. If the printer is attached directly to your Notebook, make sure
that the power cable is plugged into the wall and the printer is
turned on. Check to make sure that the connector cable between
your Notebook and the printer is properly attached. Also, ensure
that you have the correct driver for your printer installed on your
Notebook. If you are still have trouble printing, refer to the
instructions that came with your specific printer model.
“Using Your Notebook” in this
guide for more information on
charging the battery.
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Q. How do I know how much battery power I have?
A. See the Battery Status icon on the System tray on the
Windows taskbar.
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Questions about Upgrades
Q. Can I download upgrades from the Compaq Internet site?
A. Yes. You can download Compaq upgrades, called Softpaqs,
such as video drivers, diagnostics, and flash ROM at:
http://web14.compaq.com/falco/sp_list.asp
Note: You must know your Presario Notebook Model and Serial Numbers
(located underneath your Notebook).
Q. Where do I get information about memory upgrades?
A. See the following site:
http://athome.compaq.com
Error Messages
Error messages are displayed on the screen to alert you when
problems occur and when your input is required to resolve a
problem.
Q. I receive an Out of Memory message while a program is
running. What’s wrong?
A. Your Notebook operating system resources are low.
Close one or more programs to recover resources.
Note: You may have to restart your Notebook to completely recover
Windows memory.
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Q. I receive hard disk error messages. What is wrong?
A. A hard disk error message is displayed when part of the
hard disk has failed. The hard drive can be restored by using
the ScanDisk utility.
“Solving Hard Disk Problems”
in this chapter for information
about the hard disk.
To repair the hard disk using the ScanDisk Utility, complete
the following steps:
1. Click the Start button, point to Programs, Accessories,
System Tools, then click ScanDisk to open the ScanDisk
dialogue box.
2. Select the hard disk and any other desired options.
3. Click the Start button to begin the repair process.
Q. I receive a non-system disk or disk error message.
What is wrong?
A. If you have a non-system or disk error message, check
the following:
•
Check the diskette drive to see if you have a diskette in the
drive. When drive activity stops, remove the diskette and
press the Spacebar to continue the startup process.
•
If a diskette is not in the drive, the system files have been
damaged. To repair the system files, complete the
following steps:
a. Insert the startup diskette that you have created for your
operating system in the diskette drive.
b. Press and hold down the Power button until your
Notebook shuts down.
c. Press the Power button to restart your Notebook.
d. At the A:\ prompt, type SYS C: and press the Enter key.
The following message is displayed:
‘SYSTEM TRANSFERRED’. This operation restores
the system files to your hard disk.
e. When the operation is complete, restart your Notebook.
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Solutions
Tables
In this section:
•
Audio and Video
•
Battery and Power
•
Mass Storage
•
Games and Internet
•
Keyboard and TouchPad
•
Memory and PC Card
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Audio and Video
Audio
Symptom
Problem
Solution
No sound.
Volume has been
muted.
On the taskbar, click the
Volume icon and clear the
Mute check box.
Your Notebook is
in Sleep mode.
This is identified
when the Sleep icon is displayed.
Press any key.
Sound is
too low.
Volume is set too low. Click the Volume icon
on the taskbar, and click
the Volume slider and
drag it up, or press the
Volume Up button.
Sound is
distorted.
Volume is set
too high.
Audio CD or DVD
does not play.
See CD or DVD in
“Fixing Mass Storage
Problems” later in
this chapter.
Volume icon
is missing from
the Windows
taskbar.
The Show Volume
Control on taskbar
option has not been
selected.
Click the Volume icon
on the taskbar, and click
the Volume slider and
drag it down, or press the
Volume Down button.
1. On the taskbar, click the
Start button, and point
to Settings.
2. Click Control Panel.
3. Double-click
Sound and Multimedia.
4. Select Show volume
control on taskbar,
and click OK.
SOLUTIONS 9-9
Video or Display
Video is also referred to
as the display.
Key combinations, such as the
example Fn+F8 used in these
solutions, mean that you should
press and hold down the
Fn key, press the F8 key,
and then release both keys
simultaneously.
9-10 SOLUTIONS
Symptom
Problem
Solution
Screen is blank.
Screen saver
is enabled.
Press the Spacebar or click
with the TouchPad.
Your Notebook is in
Sleep mode. This is
identified when the
Sleep icon is
displayed.
Press any key.
The external monitor
display is selected.
Press the Fn+F3 keys to
switch between the LCD
display, external monitor,
TV-Out (available on select
models), and simultaneous
display.
Display is
too faint.
Brightness and
contrast controls are
not set properly.
Display only
fills part of
the screen.
Your resolution
settings are not
set properly.
Press the Fn+F8 keys to turn
up the brightness. (On select
models, you can adjust the
contrast.)
1. On the taskbar, click the
Start button and point
to Settings.
2. Click Control Panel.
3. Double-click Display.
4. Click the Settings tab.
5. In the Screen area, click
the slider and drag it to
the desired resolution.
6. Click OK to accept the new
settings, then close the
Control Panel window.
Characters are
garbled or the
display flashes
when your
Notebook is
connected to an
external monitor.
The external
monitor’s resolution is
set too high for
your Notebook.
Restart your Notebook and
reset the Display settings for
a lower resolution. Refer to
the solution for “Display only
fills part of the screen” for
more details.
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Battery and Power
Battery
Symptom
Problem
Battery gauge is
not accurate.
Battery charging
indicator does
not appear and
battery does not
charge.
Battery charge
does not last as
long as
expected.
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Solution
Calibrate the battery.
Refer to “Calibrating the
Battery” in this guide for
details.
Battery needs
calibrating.
Allow time for the battery to
return to room temperature.
Battery is at the end
of its life.
Replace the battery. Refer to
“Recycling the Battery” in
this guide for battery
recycling information.
Battery was exposed
to temperature
extremes.
Keep the battery within the
recommended temperature
ranges. Refer to “Maintaining
the Battery” in this guide.
Battery is not fully
draining.
Calibrate the battery. Refer to
“Calibrating the Battery” in
this guide.
Battery was
exposed to extreme
temperatures.
Keep the battery within the
recommended temperature
ranges. Refer to “Maintaining
the Battery” in this guide.
Battery has partially
self-discharged.
Recharge the battery.
Power Management
is disabled.
Reset the power management
options. Refer to “Calibrating
the Battery” in this guide.
SOLUTIONS 9-11
Battery
9-12 SOLUTIONS
Symptom
Problem
Solution
(cont’d)
Battery charge
does not
last as long
as expected.
Battery is at the end
of its life.
Replace the battery.
Refer to “Recycling the
Battery” in this guide for
battery recycling information.
Your Notebook
has entered the
Low Battery
state, but it did
not beep.
Volume is set too low
to hear the warning
beep, or a CD is
playing and the
alarm does not
interrupt play to issue
a warning beep.
Adjust volume if necessary.
Your Notebook is
beeping and the
Low Battery
warning appears
or the battery
gauge is
below 10 %.
Your Notebook has
entered a Low
Battery stage.
If possible, immediately
connect your Notebook to AC
power. If connecting to AC
power is not possible, you
have the following choices:
• Save your files and
perform a normal
Windows shut down.
• Initiate Hibernation by
pressing the
Power button.
• Let your Notebook go into
Hibernation automatically
(if enabled).
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Power
“Error Messages” in
this chapter.
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Symptom
Problem
Solution
You forgot your
power-on
password.
Your Notebook will
not start without
entering the
power-on password.
Take your Notebook to your
local Compaq Authorised
Service Provider.
See the Warranty Statement
for details.
Your Notebook
will not turn on.
Power button on your
Notebook has not
been pressed.
Press the Power button on
your Notebook.
Power plug is not
properly connected
to AC adapter or
wall socket.
Reconnect the power plug to
AC adapter and wall socket.
AC adapter is not
properly connected
to back of
your Notebook.
Reconnect the AC adapter to
the back of your Notebook.
Battery is fully
discharged or
not installed.
Connect AC adapter to the
back of your Notebook and
a wall socket or insert a
charged battery.
Keyboard controller
needs to be reset.
1. Unplug AC adapter from
back of your Notebook.
2. Remove the battery and
wait 30 seconds.
3. Reinstall AC adapter
and battery.
Wall socket is bad.
Test the socket by connecting
a different electrical device
to socket.
Wrong memory
modules were used in
upgrade, or memory
modules were
installed in the
wrong location.
Contact your Compaq
Authorised Service Provider
to verify the type of memory
modules to use and where to
install them. See the Warranty
Statement for details.
SOLUTIONS 9-13
Power
“Error Messages” in
this chapter.
Symptom
Problem
Solution
Your Notebook is
not responding
to keyboard or
TouchPad.
Your Notebook has
locked up.
Restart your Notebook by
pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL
keys simultaneously or hold
down the Power button
until your Notebook turns off.
A program you are
using is not certified
for Windows
by Microsoft.
Verify program is certified
by Microsoft (see
program packaging for
this information).
If program is Microsoft
certified then see the
next problem.
A diskette that does
not contain system
files needed to start
your Notebook is in
the diskette drive.
When drive activity stops,
remove the diskette, and press
the Spacebar to continue the
startup process.
System files may
have been damaged.
Insert a boot diskette
or Windows Startup
diskette to restart
your Notebook.
Insert an emergency diskette
that has been created for
your operating system in
the diskette drive.
1. Restart your Notebook.
This task rebuilds
the system files on
your hard drive.
2. Restart your Notebook.
Configuration file may
be corrupted.
If possible, save all data,
close all programs, and
restart your Notebook.
One of the
following
messages is
displayed:
“Operating
System Not
Found,” or “Nonsystem disk or
disk error.”
“Illegal
Operation
has Occurred”
error message
is displayed.
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Mass Storage
Mass Storage media include
CDs, DVDs, diskettes, and the
hard disk.
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CD or DVD Drive
Symptom
Problem
Solution
CD/DVD drive
cannot read a
disc or takes too
long to start.
The disc is inserted
improperly.
Reinsert the CD with the label
facing up and verify the disc is
securely snapped down on
the spindle.
The DVD drive takes
longer to start
because it must
determine the type of
media being played
before it can start.
Wait at least 30 seconds to
let the DVD drive determine
the type of media being
played. If disc still does not
start, refer to the solution for
related problems.
The disc is dirty.
Clean the disc with a CD
cleaning kit available in most
computer stores.
DVD Player
performance
is poor when
running other
programs
simultaneously.
DVD playback
requires large
amounts of
processing power;
therefore, the system
cannot process other
tasks simultaneously
at maximum
performance.
To provide maximum
performance, close all other
programs while playing DVD
media. It may also be
necessary to restart Windows
to free all resources.
Cannot eject CD
or DVD.
Power is not on.
Manually eject the disc
(see “Using Your CD or
DVD Drive” in this guide)
or turn on your Notebook.
Display is
corrupted when
playing some
DVD films.
Copyright material at
beginning of film
causes momentary
corruption.
Wait a few seconds for video
corruption to clear up. If it
does not clear up, then stop
and restart the DVD film.
SOLUTIONS 9-15
Diskette Drive
Symptom
Problem
Solution
Not reading
drive:
“Abort, Retry,
Fail?” message
appears.
A non-formatted
diskette is inserted.
Format the diskette using the
following steps:
1. Double-click the
My Computer icon
on the desktop.
2. Select the
3 1/2 Floppy (A:) drive.
3. Click File and point
to Format.
4. Select the desired options,
and click Start to begin
formatting the diskette.
Diskette is damaged.
Replace the diskette with a
new one.
The diskette is
improperly inserted.
Remove the diskette and
reinsert it as follows:
1. Insert the edge with the
sliding cover into the drive
facing up.
2. Push the diskette all the
way into the drive until the
it stops.
Diskette is damaged.
Replace the diskette with a
new one.
Diskette is not
formatted.
Format the diskette by
following these steps:
1. From the desktop,
double-click the
My Computer icon.
2. Select the
3 1/2 Floppy (A:) drive.
3. Click File, and point
to Format.
4. Select the desired options,
and click Start to begin
formatting the diskette.
Diskette drive is
continually
active.
Diskette drive
cannot read
a diskette.
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Diskette Drive
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Symptom
Problem
Solution
(cont’d)
Diskette drive
cannot read
a diskette.
The wrong type of
diskette is
being used.
Check the type of drive
you have and use the
correct diskette type.
Diskette drive
cannot save
information
to diskette.
Diskette is not
formatted.
Format the diskette by
following these steps:
1. From the desktop,
double-click the
My Computer icon.
2. Select the
3 1/2 Floppy (A:) drive.
3. Click File and point
to Format.
4. Select the desired options,
and click Start to begin
formatting the diskette.
Once the format is complete,
you should be able to save
your information.
Diskette is
write-protected.
Slide the write-protection tab
to the unlocked position on
the diskette.
Diskette is full or file
is too big.
Use another diskette or
compress the file to reduce
the file size.
File save command
was not properly
executed.
When saving information to
the diskette drive, verify you
are using the correct drive.
Diskette is damaged.
Replace the
damaged diskette.
SOLUTIONS 9-17
Hard Drive
9-18 SOLUTIONS
Symptom
Problem
Solution
Hard drive
error message
is displayed.
Part of the hard
drive failed.
Insert an emergency diskette
that has been created for your
operating system in the
diskette drive.
1. Restart your Notebook.
This operation rebuilds the
system files on your
hard disk.
2. When the operation is
complete, restart
your Notebook.
For further assistance call the
Compaq Customer Support
number for your region.
“Non-system
disk or disk
error” message
is displayed.
A diskette that does
not contain system
files needed to start
your Notebook is in
the diskette drive.
When drive activity stops,
remove the diskette and press
the Spacebar to continue the
startup process.
System files
are damaged.
Insert a startup diskette that
has been created for your
operating system in the
diskette drive.
1. Restart your Notebook.
2. At the A:\ prompt, type
SYS C: and press Enter.
The following message is
displayed: ‘SYSTEM
TRANSFERRED’. This
operation restores the
system files to your
hard disk.
3. Restart your Notebook.
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Games and Internet
Games
Symptom
Problem
Solution
Game
frequently stops
responding
or locks up.
Minimum hardware
or software
requirements set
by manufacturer
are not met.
Review the game packaging
or call the game’s
manufacturer to verify the
minimum hardware and
software requirements.
Game was not
set up properly
when installed.
Reinstall the program, noting
any settings and default
selections that pertain to
your Notebook, and restart
the game.
Internet
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Symptom
Problem
Solution
Cannot connect
to the Internet.
Internet service
provider (ISP) account
is not set up properly.
Verify Internet settings, or
contact your Internet service
provider (ISP) for assistance.
Modem is not set up
properly.
Reconnect the modem,
verifying the telephone line
to wall jack connection.
Refer to the
Compaq Easy Setup poster.
Web browser is not
set up properly.
Verify your web browser is
installed and set up to work
with your ISP.
SOLUTIONS 9-19
Internet
Symptom
Instant Internet
Zone buttons do
not respond.
9-20 SOLUTIONS
Problem
Solution
If no dial tone is
found, another
telephone handset on
the same line is not
on the receiver.
Verify all telephone handsets
on the same line are on the
receiver.
Messages are
not cleared from
answering service.
If you use an answering
service that modifies your
telephone’s dial tone to inform
you of messages, clear all
messages and try your
call again.
ISP connection is
not established.
Connect to your ISP and
retry the Instant Internet
Zone buttons.
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Keyboard and TouchPad
The TouchPad is your
Notebook’s mouse. Use your
finger on the touchpad to direct
the cursor across the screen.
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Keyboard and TouchPad
Symptom
Problem
Solution
Keyboard
commands
or keystrokes
are not
recognised by
your Notebook.
Program in use has
stopped responding
to commands.
Turn off your Notebook using
the TouchPad.
1. On the taskbar, click the
Start button.
2. Click Shut Down…
3. Select the Shut down
option, and click OK.
4. After the shutdown is
complete, restart
your Notebook.
If your Notebook does not
shut down, press and hold
down the Power button
until your Notebook turns off.
Fn+Num Lk or
Shift+Num Lk
does not turn
the internal
NumLock on.
The internal keyboard
NumLock is disabled
when an external
PS/2 keyboard or
keypad is present.
Use keypad on the external
keyboard, or unplug the
external keyboard to use
internal keypad feature.
When typing,
some of the
letter keys return
numbers to
the screen.
The NumLock feature
is turned on.
Press the Fn or Shift key while
pressing the Num Lk key to
turn Num Lock off.
Cursor jumps to
a different
location
while typing.
TouchPad needs to be
cleaned.
Wipe the TouchPad with a
damp cloth and wipe it dry.
Cursor does
not respond.
TouchPad needs to
be cleaned.
Wipe the TouchPad with a
damp cloth and wipe it dry.
SOLUTIONS 9-21
Keyboard and TouchPad
9-22 SOLUTIONS
Symptom
Problem
Solution
(cont’d)
Cursor does
not respond.
Program in use has
stopped responding
to commands.
Turn off your Notebook using
your keyboard.
1. Press the Ctrl and Esc
keys simultaneously.
2. From the Windows Start
menu, use the arrow keys
to select Shut Down…
and press the Enter key.
3. Select the Shut down
option (you may need to
use the arrow keys to
select it), and press the
Enter key.
4. After the shutdown is
complete, restart
your Notebook.
If your Notebook does not shut
down, press and hold down
the Power button until your
Notebook turns off.
TouchPad needs to
be cleaned.
Wipe the TouchPad with a
damp cloth and wipe it dry.
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Symptom
Problem
Solution
(cont’d)
Cursor does
not respond.
The TouchPad
sensitivity
settings may
need adjustment.
Restore default
TouchPad settings.
1. On the taskbar, click the
Start button and point
to Settings.
2. Click Control Panel and
double-click Mouse.
3. Click the Touch tab and
then the Defaults button.
4. Click OK, and close the
Control Panel window.
TouchPad has been
set up to interpret
TouchPad taps as
clicks, and this
setting may need
adjustment.
Adjust the TouchPad settings.
1. On the taskbar, click the
Start button and point
to Settings.
2. Click Control Panel, and
double-click Mouse.
3. Click the Touch tab,
and clear the
Tap to click option.
4. To adjust the PalmCheck
Settings, click the slider
and drag it to the right
until the Maximum setting
is reached.
5. Click OK, and close the
Control Panel window.
The PageUp,
PageDown, Home, or
End keys were
accidentally pressed
while typing.
Avoid pressing these keys
when pressing the Backspace
or Enter keys.
SOLUTIONS 9-23
Memory and PC Card
Memory
Symptom
Problem
Solution
Insufficient
memory
message is
displayed.
All available memory
is used by open
programs and
memory is needed for
the desired task.
Close one or more programs
and retry. If this does not solve
the problem, restart Windows
to recover additional memory.
PC Cards
9-24 SOLUTIONS
Symptom
Problem
Solution
Your Notebook
does not
recognise the
PC Card.
PC Card is not fully
inserted in the slot or
is upside down.
Remove the card and
gently reinsert it.
Refer to the manufacturer’s
documentation for details.
The PC Card device
driver is not installed.
Install the device driver.
Refer to the documentation
that came with your
PC Card or contact the
PC Card manufacturer.
PC Card may not
be supported
by Windows.
Review the PC Card packaging
to verify the PC Card is
compatible or contact the
manufacturer directly.
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GLOSSARY
This Glossary defines commonly used terms to help new users understand computer
concepts. Some of these terms are used in this guide.
1394 port A new type of connector for
plugging in peripherals, such as video
cameras, with extremely fast data-transfer
rates. The 1394 standard synchronises
audio and video files by delivering data at
a guaranteed rate – in real time.
See peripheral.
Acrobat® Reader™ Software created
by Adobe Systems that allows you to view
an electronic document with the exact
layout intended by the author. The Acrobat
Reader can be downloaded free of charge
from the Adobe Web site. See software.
See also PDF.
anti-virus software A program that
detects and, in many cases, repairs the
damage caused by a computer virus.
backup Copy of a file that is kept in case
the original is lost or damaged. Backups
can be kept on the hard disk, a diskette, an
LS Compaq drive, or even a CD.
bit The smallest possible piece of
computer information – a single digit.
See digital.
boot To start or restart the computer.
During the start-up process, information
necessary for the computer to operate is
loaded into memory. See main memory.
browser Software that searches for,
displays, and downloads text, graphics,
sound, and video from the Internet.
Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape
Navigator are two popular browsers.
application Software installed on a
computer. See program.
audio/video streaming
See streaming.
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GLOSSARY-1
bug A mistake in the design of computer
software or hardware. Because of their
complexity, many have minor bugs. As
soon as the manufacturer becomes aware
of the problem, modifications are made
to correct it.
cable modem A modem that allows you
to access the Internet via your cable
television provider. Continuously
connected to the Internet, it allows
high-speed, high-capacity data transfer.
CD (compact disc) Media used in a
CD-ROM drive. The disc is a circular
piece of plastic that stores digital data on
one side, using laser technology.
bulletin board An electronic notice
board on the Internet where people can
post notices for others with similar
interests. Professional organisations and
clubs often have bulletin boards for
members to share information
and opinions.
byte Eight bits of data (eight individual
electronic on/off signals, strung together to
make a message that the computer can
interpret). Most information is organised
into bytes. One byte of data is usually
required to represent a single character that
you can see on the screen (a letter, number,
punctuation mark, or other symbol). For
example, the byte 01001000 represents the
capital letter H. See bit.
GLOSSARY-2
CD-ROM A compact disc with read-only
data. You cannot erase or record
over the data.
CD-RW A compact disc with rewritable
data. You can write to the disc using a
rewritable or recordable CD drive.
chat An Internet feature that allows you to
exchange typed messages with another
person (or a group of people) in real time.
A message you type instantly displays on
the other person’s computer.
click To push down and quickly release
either the left or right mouse button.
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Ctrl+Alt+Delete Pressing and holding
down the Ctrl key, then the Alt key, and
then the Delete key, simultaneously, to
close a program that is locked (not
responding). Use Ctrl+Alt+Delete a
second time to shut down a computer that
is locked. Unsaved data is erased from
memory. When the computer restarts, it
displays an error message that Windows
was not properly shut down, and it scans
the hard disk for errors.
copies to print (the default is 1). You can
change the settings, and you can designate
the new settings as the default.
defragmenting The rearrangement of
files and unused space on your hard disk so
programs can run faster.
desktop
See Windows desktop.
dialogue box A small window that
requests information from the user before a
command can be carried out.
cursor The blinking vertical line on the
screen that indicates where the next
character appears when you type.
data Information that can be processed by
a computer. See digital.
database A collection of similar data
that is designed for easy retrieval of
information.
dedicated line A telephone line that is
always connected to the modem (inside the
computer) to provide constant access to the
Internet. A separate telephone line is used
for phone calls. See modem.
default The option that the software
automatically chooses for you when you
don’t indicate a choice yourself. For
example, when you print a document, the
Print dialogue box asks which pages to
print (the default is All) and how many
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digital A system that uses electronic
signals to transfer data in the form of bits.
A bit is represented by a single digit.
Computers use only two digits – either a
0 or a 1 – in various combinations. See bit
and byte.
discussion group A group discussion
on a topic of mutual interest held on the
Internet. Instead of meeting in a
classroom, students may meet for group
discussions on the Internet.
directory
See folder.
GLOSSARY-3
disk High-capacity storage media, such as
the hard disk inside the computer and the
removable media used in a Zip drive or Jaz
drive.
diskette Low-capacity, removable storage
media made of flexible plastic film
encased in a hard plastic shell. Since the
plastic film is flexible, the 3.5-inch
diskette is sometimes referred to as a
floppy disk.
diskette drive The drive that reads and
writes to a diskette.
double-click To push down and quickly
release the left mouse button two times in
rapid succession to open an item.
download To receive files from another
computer on the Internet.
drive A device that reads and sometimes
writes to storage media. Examples are the
CD drive, DVD drive, LS Compaq drive,
diskette drive, and hard drive.
driver Software that enables the operating
system to recognise and operate devices
installed in or attached to the computer,
such as a printer. All drives that use
removable media and all peripheral
devices have drivers. You can download
updated drivers from the manufacturer’s
Web site. See peripheral device.
DSL (digital subscriber line)
A telephone line that carries both voice
and data signals; it allows you to talk on
the phone and surf the Internet at the same
time. The data part of the line, which is
continuously connected to the Internet,
allows high-speed, high-capacity data
transfer. Your local telephone company
provides the necessary equipment – a DSL
modem, a network interface card, and a
splitter.
DSL modem A modem that connects to
the Internet using digital subscriber line
service through an existing copper
telephone line.
DVD (digital versatile disc) A CDsized disc that stores full-length films,
music videos, and multimedia computer
games with three-dimensional graphics.
Both single-sided and double-sided
discs are available.
encrypt To translate data into a secret
code. You must have access to a secret key
or password to read an encrypted file. See
secure Web site.
drop-down menu A list of options that
drops down when you click a menu on the
menu bar or the down arrow on
a dialogue box.
GLOSSARY-4
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Ethernet The most widely-installed local
area network technology. An Ethernet
LAN typically uses coaxial cable or special
upgrades of twisted pair wires. The most
commonly installed Ethernet systems
provide transmission speed up to 10Mbps
are called 10BASE-T. Devices are
connected to the cable and compete for
access using a Carrier Sense Multiple
Access with Collision Detection protocol.
Explorer See Microsoft Internet Explorer
and Microsoft Windows Explorer.
fax modem A modem that allows your
computer to transmit and receive faxes.
The fax modem can transmit documents to
fax machines and other computers with fax
modems. It can broadcast a fax to several
sites at once. A dual-purpose modem
functions as both a regular modem that
transmits files as attachments, and a fax
modem that transmits printed documents.
file extension A dot and two or three
letters after a file name that indicate the
program in which the file was created. For
example, .doc indicates that the file was
created in Microsoft Word.
floppy disk
See diskette.
folder Represented by an icon that looks
like a yellow manila folder, a folder
contains other folders (subfolders) and
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files. Both MS-DOS and early versions of
Microsoft Windows used the term
directory (and subdirectories) for folder
(and subfolders).
game port A connector on the back of the
computer for plugging in a joystick.
See joystick.
GIF (pronounced giff). A file format for
graphics displayed on the Internet. They
are easily identified by the file extension
.gif. See JPEG.
graphical interface Communication
between a person and a computer by
means of images. With a pointing device,
such as a mouse, you click an icon to tell
the computer what you want. See icon.
graphics Pictures or illustrations,
including drawings, pie charts, bar graphs,
street maps, architectural and engineering
designs, fashion designs, musical scores,
cartoons, animated images, and
photographs. A graphics card enables the
monitor to display these items on the
screen. See SVGA.
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hard disk Internal storage media for
permanent storage of system files,
software, and data files. The hard disk
consists of flat, round platters. Each side of
each platter has a head that floats on a thin
cushion of air over the surface of the
rapidly spinning disk and picks up (reads)
magnetically stored data or records
(writes) data onto the disk.
hard drive The drive that reads and
writes to the hard disk. If you have a large
hard drive, it may be divided into several
partitions. Each partition is designated by a
different icon and a drive letter, beginning,
with the letter C. Partition C: contains the
files the computer uses to start up. The
other partitions contain no preinstalled
files.
hardware The physical components of a
computer – the parts you can physically
touch. See software.
HTML (hypertext markup language)
The standard language for documents
designed for viewing on the Internet with a
browser. Tags, embedded in the
documents, mark the location of other
electronic files – including text, graphics,
audio, and video files. Click on the links to
jump from one document to another.
Documents formatted for a browser can be
identified by the file extension .htm or
.html. See hyperlink.
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http:// (hypertext transfer protocol)
This protocol commands the Web server to
locate the Web site you requested and
transmit the Web site to your computer.
hyperlink The embedded link to another
document. When you pass the cursor over
a link (usually highlighted text or an
image), a small hand with a pointed index
finger is displayed. When you click the
link, the document to which it points is
automatically transferred to your
computer – no matter where on the Internet
the file is stored. See HTML.
icon A small picture that represents a
menu command, file, program,
tool, or peripheral.
interactive A computer program that
responds to you as if you were having a
conversation. You give instructions; the
computer performs an action or requests
additional information. Computer games,
multimedia, and tutorials are
interactive programs.
interface A means of communication
between two entities. A person and a
computer interface through a monitor,
keyboard, and mouse. Two computers
interface through a network or
Internet connection.
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Internet A worldwide collection of
computer networks that are interconnected
so that users can share
electronic information.
files, which store more information per
pixel than GIF files, are used for complex,
high-resolution images. See GIF.
See also pixel.
Internet Explorer See Microsoft
Internet Explorer.
Internet keyboard A keyboard that
resembles a typewriter keyboard, but is
equipped with special buttons programmed
to connect to the Internet.
Internet phone A video telephone that
allows you to make long-distance calls
over the Internet.
ISP (Internet service provider) A
company that provides access to the
Internet. To use the service, you need the
service provider’s software, a user-name,
a password, and access phone number(s).
Through a modem, you can log on to the
ISP, surf the World Wide Web, and send
and receive e-mail.
joystick A lever that moves in all
directions to control the movement of a
pointer or objects on the screen. It is used
for computer games in which you drive,
fly, or shoot objects displayed
by the monitor.
JPEG (pronounced J-peg). A file format
for graphics, especially photographs,
displayed on the Internet. It is easily
identified by the file extension .jpg. JPEG
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link
See hyperlink.
left click To push down and quickly
release the left mouse button to
select an item.
log on To gain access to a computer
network, or the Internet by entering a
user-name and password. See network.
main memory Physical memory chips
(RAM) inside the computer. Every
program you launch and every file you
open must be copied from a storage disk,
disc, or diskette into main memory. The
amount of main memory in your computer
determines how many programs you can
run and how much data you can process at
one time. Memory is measured in
megabytes (1 million bytes or characters)
of information. Most personal computers
come with a minimum of 32 megabytes of
main memory – the minimum
recommendation for Windows programs.
You can insert extra memory (visit the
following website for more information
www.compaq.com/my presario).
See RAM. See also byte.
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microprocessor A silicon chip inside
your computer that processes the
instructions and data from input devices
(such as the keyboard and mouse) and
communicates them to output devices
(such as the monitor, speakers,
and printer).
Microsoft Internet Explorer A Web
browser developed by the Microsoft
Corporation. See browser.
Microsoft Windows The most popular
computer operating system in the world. It
is characterised by the use of windows and
icons. Each running program and open file
has its own window. Instead of
memorising commands, you click icons to
communicate with the computer. Clicking
the minimise button shrinks a program to
an icon on the taskbar. Clicking the icon
redisplays the program as a window. You
can have several windows open at the
same time and toggle from one to another
by using Alt+Tab. (Press and hold down
the Alt key, press the Tab key, and then
release both keys. A palette with an icon
for each program is displayed. Click the
icon for the program you want.)
MIDI (musical instrument digital
interface) (pronounced middy). An
interface that allows the computer to
record sounds created by a synthesiser and
then manipulate the data to produce new
sounds, such as changing the key of a
composition. See interface.
See also digital.
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MIDI connector A connector on the back
of the computer for plugging in a
synthesiser keyboard.
MIDI format A file format used to store
electronic music sounds. It can be
identified by the file extension .mid. A
sound card that supports MIDI files allows
the computer to generate the synthesised
musical sounds found in games,
CD-ROMs, and presentation packages.
minimize To shrink a running program
window into an icon on the Windows
taskbar. Click the icon to restore the
program window. See Microsoft Windows.
modem A device in the computer that
converts data from digital format to
analogue format so that it can be
transferred through a standard telephone
line to another computer. The modem in
the receiving computer converts the data
back to digital format. See digital.
mouse A device that you move across
the top of your desk (or a mousepad) to
move the pointer or cursor on the screen.
Click to select an item, double-click to
launch a program, and right-click to see a
shortcut menu.mouse pointer
The arrow on the screen that moves with
the mouse.
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MP3 The file extension for MPEG, audio
layer 3, sound files. This format
compresses sound data from a stereo music
CD to one-half of its original size without
sacrificing sound quality. Because of their
small size, MP3 files can easily be
transferred over the Internet. You can
download individual songs or entire CDs
in MP3 format to your computer. The
format is easily identified by the file
extension .mp3.
navigate To move through a Web site or
online document by clicking the
hyperlinks embedded in the text or images.
See hyperlink.
Netscape Navigator A Web browser
developed by the Netscape
Communications Corporation.
See browser.
network Two or more computers linked
together to share resources, such as
programs, files, and printers.
network interface card (NIC) An
expansion card or other device used
to connect a computer to a local
area network.
multimedia Two or more media formats
used together, such as text, graphics,
animation, audio, or video.
music software Programs for
composing and editing music. When you
play a tune on a synthesiser keyboard
connected to a computer, the music
program translates what you play into a
written score.
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newsgroup A discussion group on the
Internet where people can post or read
messages on thousands of topics, such as
professional basketball, environmental
protection, and Himalayan cats,
newsreader A program that lets you read
and post messages to newsgroups.
news server A server that receives the
Usenet news feed (all the individual
messages collected from 100,000 news
servers around the world). You access the
news server through your Internet Service
Provider. See Usenet. See also newsgroup.
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online To be communicating with another
computer through a modem or network.
You are online when you log on and
establish a connection. You are offline
when you lose or terminate a connection.
See modem. See also network.
parallel port A connector on the back of
the computer for plugging in a parallel
cable attached to a parallel device, such as
a printer. Data is transferred, one byte at a
time, through eight data wires (one for
each bit in the byte). All eight bits travel
side by side and arrive at the same time.
A parallel port is faster than a serial port,
which lets data through one bit at a time.
See digital. See also serial port.
online Help A manual that displays on
the screen while you are actually working
in a program and need help. It can be
accessed through the Help menu at the top
of the screen. Help for Windows can be
accessed from the Start button on the
taskbar.
online shopping Ordering products on
the Internet. You can purchase books,
flowers, music CDs, toys, groceries,
stocks, airline tickets, and used cars.
OS (operating system) The interface
that permits a person and a computer to
“talk” to one another. Microsoft Windows,
the most popular operating system,
displays icons, menus, and dialogue boxes
to find out what you want. You use a
mouse and keyboard to reply. See
Microsoft Windows. See also interface.
path A sequence of information that
directs the operating system to a file. For
example, C:\Windows\Clouds.bmp is the
path to a bitmap file named Clouds. It is
located in a folder named Windows, which
is located on the C drive.
PC card A removable device that is
designed to plug into a PCMCIA slot to
accommodate devices such as a modem,
fax, and rotating storage media.
peripheral An external device connected
to a computer. Examples are a monitor,
keyboard, mouse, printer, scanner,
joystick, and digital camera.
pixel One of the individual dots, or picture
elements, that compose a graphical image.
See graphics.
playlist Tracks chosen to play from a CD
or DVD.
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plug-and-play A feature, introduced
with Windows 95, to simplify the use of
some peripheral devices. Once the device
has been installed (in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions), you can plug
it into the computer while the computer is
running. The operating system
automatically recognises the new device.
(In order to connect a non-plug-and-play
device, you must first shut down the
computer.) See peripheral.
pop-up menu A list of options that pops
up when you right-click an icon on the
desktop or taskbar, the vacant part of the
desktop, a selection in a document, or a file
in Windows Explorer. See right-click.
processor (short for microprocessor).
The brains of the computer.
See microprocessor.
product key A unique series of letters
and numbers that are assigned to each
software package you buy. You are asked
to enter the product key when you install
the software. When you register the
software, you transmit the product key to
the manufacturer to enter in a customer
database. Later, when you call for
technical support, you are asked for the
product key. The technician matches it
against the database to determine whether
you qualify for support. You should keep a
record of all product keys to protect your
investment. They are comparable to the
serial numbers on hardware. See software.
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program Software that you install on a
computer for word processing, drawing,
manipulating photos, reconciling your
bank statement, calculating your taxes,
composing music, or playing games. It is
occasionally referred to as an application.
See software.
QuickDock A device that provides ports
for external devices, allowing you to
“dock” and remove your Notebook while
your hardware remains connected to the
QuickDock.
RAM (random access memory) The
main memory of the computer. It holds a
copy of the operating system, any
programs that are running on the computer,
and any data that is being processed. RAM
is temporary memory; turning off the
computer clears RAM. The more RAM
your computer has, the faster the programs
respond. See main memory. See also ROM.
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right-click To push down and quickly
release the right mouse button to display a
shortcut menu of the most commonly used
commands for the item you clicked. See
pop-up menu.
ROM (read-only memory) Memory
that contains the basic instructions for the
microprocessor. ROM is permanent
memory; turning off the computer does not
erase it. Since you cannot change or write
to ROM, it is referred to as read only.
See microprocessor.
scanner A device that creates digital
images of printed documents and
photographs. Software allows you to save
and edit the images on the computer. See
digital. See also software.
screen saver A moving picture or
pattern that appears on the screen when
you stop using your computer for a
specified period of time. Originally
designed to protect the monitor, screen
savers are now used for amusement.
scroll To gradually move information
across the screen when a document or Web
page is too long or too wide to view all at
once. Scroll bars are located along the right
side and across the bottom of a window.
When scroll arrows are present at the ends
of the bars, you know that some
information is off the screen. Click on one
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of the arrows to scroll the information into
view.
scroll mouse A mouse with a scroll
wheel (between the two mouse buttons) for
automatic scrolling through long
documents or Web pages.
search engine A program, accessed on
the Internet, that allows you to search large
databases for information, using keywords
or phrases. See database.
secure Web site A Web site that
encrypts data to protect it from
unauthorised use. When you purchase
items over the Internet, you are asked to
type your name, mailing address, e-mail
address, and credit card information on an
electronic form. Sending information to a
secure Web site is comparable to giving it
over the telephone when you order from a
catalogue. (But never send your national
insurance number over the Internet.
Criminals can steal your identity with your
national insurance number.) See encrypt.
serial port A small connector on the back
of the computer (or keyboard) for plugging
in a thin cable attached to a serial device,
such as a mouse. Serial devices transfer
data, one bit at a time, through a data wire.
The serial cable has two wires for
bidirectional communication (sending and
receiving information simultaneously). See
digital. See also parallel port.
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shareware Software you can try before
you buy. After a trial period, usually 30
days, the program uninstalls unless you
pay for it You can download shareware
from the Internet. See software.
shortcut An icon on the Windows
desktop that you double-click to
launch a program.
shortcut menu A menu that pops up
when you right-click an icon on the
Windows desktop or taskbar, the vacant
part of the desktop, a selection in a
document, or a file in Windows Explorer.
The options on the pop-up menu are the
most commonly used commands that relate
to the item you right-clicked.
See right-click.
sleep mode A low-power state that saves
electricity when the computer is not in use.
surf To jump from place to place on the
Internet, searching for topics of interest, by
clicking hyperlinks. Instead of searching
for specific information, surfing is an
undirected type of Web browsing. You
amuse yourself by clicking whatever
catches your fancy.
surge protector A device that protects a
computer from fluctuations in power. A
surge protector regulates the flow of
electricity to the computer and prevents
high-voltage surges from damaging
the equipment.
SVGA (super video graphics array)
A video display standard that offers greater
resolution and colour depth than VGA.
The resolution (clarity and sharpness) of an
image is determined by the number of
pixels that can be displayed per square
inch. Colour depth is determined by the
number of colours (from 256 to 16 million)
that can be displayed simultaneously. The
number of both pixels and colours is
limited by the amount of video memory on
the SVGA system. See pixel.
software The invisible code stored in
digital bits and bytes. It consists of a set of
instructions that tell the hardware what
tasks to perform. See digital.
See also program.
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taskbar See Windows taskbar.
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upload To send information to another
computer on the Internet.
UPS (uninterruptible power supply)
A device that provides a short-term backup
power supply, as well as surge protection.
URL (uniform resource locator)
address of a Web site, such as
www.compaq.com.
The
USB port (universal serial bus port)
A connector for plugging in multiple,
ultra-high-speed peripherals. USB ports
are gradually replacing serial ports and
parallel ports and eliminating the need for
so many connectors and so many cables.
(Multiple USB peripherals can be linked
together in a chain to share the same port.)
Windows 98 included a built-in driver for
USB peripherals. Windows Millennium
supports a new USB standard that is 40
times faster than the previous standard. See
serial port and parallel port.
See also peripheral.
Usenet (users’ network) A world-wide
network of computers set up to transmit
messages to newsgroups. See newsgroups.
does not conform to the V.90 standard, you
can visit the manufacturer’s Web site and
download a software upgrade.)
video phone
See Internet phone.
virus A set of software instructions
written to harm computers. A virus can
cause unusual messages to display on the
screen, destroy information on the hard
disk, or cause your hard disk to crash.
Some viruses affect your computer
immediately; others are set to activate on a
certain date. See anti-virus software.
WAV A file format used to store sounds.
WAV sound files can be identified by the
file extension .wav. Microsoft and IBM
developed the format for Windows
programs that support sound.
Web
See World Wide Web.
Web browser
See browser.
window A framed area that displays on
the Windows desktop after you select an
item or open a program.
V.90 standard A standard adopted in
1998 to resolve two competing technologies for 56Kbps modems. (If your modem
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Windows desktop The main screen you
see when your computer completes startup.
The desktop displays icons (small pictures)
that represent items in the operating
system (such as My Computer and Recycle
Bin), shortcuts to programs installed on
your computer, and shortcuts to folders or
files. See shortcut.
Windows Explorer A file management
program that lets you see the hierarchy of
folders on your computer and all the files
and subfolders in each folder. Visualising
the hierarchy is useful for copying and
moving files. You can open the folder that
contains the file you want to move or copy,
click and drag the file to a new folder, and
then drop it in. To find Windows Explorer,
click the Start button, and point to
Programs. You can create a shortcut to
Windows Explorer.
World Wide Web A system of Internet
servers that support documents formatted
in HTML. See HTML.
zipped file A file that has been squeezed
to a smaller size by compression software,
such as WinZip. An archive (group of
related files that are zipped together) can
be transmitted as an e-mail attachment
much faster than individual files. An
archive takes up less storage space on your
disk. It can be identified by the file
extension .zip. An archive contains a selfextracting program with the file extension
.exe (for executable). Double-click the
executable file, and a wizard guides you
through the process of unzipping the files.
See wizard.
Windows taskbar The grey bar running
along the bottom of the screen when your
computer completes startup. The Start
button is on the left side of the taskbar, and
the systray (a tray with icons and the
computer clock) is on the right. Programs
that are running, but minimised into icons,
are displayed in the middle of the taskbar.
wizard Part of a program that guides you
through a complex process, such as signing
up with an Internet service provider or
posting a Web site to a server. Most
programs on CD-ROMs have wizards to
guide you through the installation process.
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INDEX
A
AC adapter
connecting 7-7
connector 2-8
troubleshooting 9-13
AC power 3-2
plugging 3-2
unplugging 3-2
using 3-3
Accessing
files from the Internet 6-13
search engines 6-6
Adaptec Easy CD Creator
user information 5-22
Add New Hardware Wizard 4-9
Audio
troubleshooting 9-15, 9-19
B
Backing up
CDs 5-21
using data CDs 5-19
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Backup 8-5
devices 8-5
utilities 8-5
Battery
calibrating 7-4
care 7-2
charging 3-4
charging time 7-6
checking 7-2
compartment 2-7
disposal 7-3
gauge 2-6
inserting 3-4
life 3-3
low condition 7-7
maximizing operating time 7-6
optimized performance 3-5
power 3-4, 7-2, 9-6
purchase 7-6
recycling 7-3
replacing 7-8
storage 7-2
types 7-3
INDEX-1
Beyond Setup guide
defined 1-2
Brightness 3-10
adjusting 3-10
controls 2-5
Browser 6-8
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6-8
Buffer underrun 5-21
Burning
CDs 5-19
Buttons
CD control 2-6
CD/DVD eject 2-7
Digital Audio 2-3
diskette eject 2-7
Entertainment 2-3
Instant E-Mail 2-3
Instant Internet Access 2-3
Internet Zone 2-3
left TouchPad 2-2
My Presario Instant Access 2-3
PC Card eject 2-7
power 2-2, 2-3, 3-3
Retail Central 2-3
right TouchPad 2-2
scroll 2-2
volume down 2-6
volume up 2-6
C
Calibration
battery 7-4
CD
eject button 2-7
manual eject hole 2-7
Quick Restore 8-9
INDEX-2
CD cases
making 5-20
CD Copier 5-21
CD player 5-4
repeat track 5-6
CD/DVD
ejecting 5-3
inserting 5-2
manual eject hole 5-3
manually ejecting 5-3
CD/DVD controls 2-6
CD/DVD drive
troubleshooting 9-15
CD-R/CD-RW
writing to 5-20
CDs
playing audio 5-4
Charged battery 7-8
Cleaning
display screen 8-3
exterior 8-2
keyboard 8-2
TouchPad 8-3
Clicking
left 3-6
right 3-6
Compaq Diagnostics 8-10
testing equipment 8-10, 8-11
tests 8-11
Compaq Service Connection 8-13
Data Security Statement 8-14
privacy 8-14
turning off 8-13
turning on 8-13
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Computer
turning off 3-3
turning on 3-3
virus 9-3
Connecting
to the Web 6-9
Connectors
AC adapter 2-8
mouse/keyboard 2-8
printer 2-8
QuikDock 2-8
TV Out 2-8
Controls
Disqplay2 2-6
Copying
CDs 5-21
Creating
data CDs 5-19
D
Data CD
creating 5-19
Definitions
Internet 6-2
World Wide Web 6-2
Defragmentation
hard drive 8-7
Deleted
files recovery 8-9
Disabling
self-starting feature 5-4
Disc
inserting 5-2
removing 5-3
removing manually 5-3
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Disk
drive 3-12
ejecting 3-12
Disk Cleanup
using 8-6
Display 2-2
blank 9-5
brightness 3-10
cleaning screen 8-3
hibernation 9-5
questions 9-4
release latch 2-1, 2-2
resolution 3-9
settings 9-4
standby 9-5
switching from TV to Notebook 5-12
troubleshooting 9-10
Disqplay2
buttons 5-5
controls 2-6
using 5-5
Downloaded program file
installing 4-8
Drained battery 7-8
Drives 3-12
CD/DVD 2-7
diskette 2-7
DVD
drive 5-8
eject button 2-7
manual eject hole 2-7
playing films 5-12
DVD player 5-8
buttons 5-9
on-screen controls 5-9
setting play features 5-11
INDEX-3
E
G
Easy Setup poster
defined 1-2
Edge Motion 3-8
Ejecting
CD/DVD 5-3
CD/DVD manually 5-3
Electrical storms 1-5
E-mail 6-7
provider 6-7
Error messages
hard disk 9-7
non-system disk 9-8
out of memory 9-7
Errors
scanning for 8-6
Ethernet connection 6-6
Ethernet port 2-7
External monitor
port 2-8
External mouse
port 2-8
General questions 9-3
Graphics 1-4
F
F10 Setup 3-13, 3-14
Fan vent 2-8
Favorites folder 6-12
Files
backup 8-5
deleting 8-8
from the Internet 6-13
Films
playing 5-11
Films questions 9-6
Fn key 2-5
Function keys 2-5
INDEX-4
H
Hard disk
defragmenting 8-7
errors 8-6
space 8-8
Hard drive
errors 8-6
managing of 8-8
Hardware
devices attaching 4-9
Headphone jack 2-7
Hibernation 3-3, 7-9
Hyperlinks
defined 6-4
using 6-5
I
Inserting
CD/DVD 5-2
Installation
downloaded program file 4-8
software from a CD or diskette 4-7
Internet
accessing files 6-13
connection 9-3
defined 6-2
files access 6-13
searching 6-6
support 8-15
Internet address 6-5
Internet mail 6-7
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Internet Service Provider (ISP) 6-6
and e-mail 6-7
Internet Zone buttons 2-3
and the Web 6-9
J
Jewel Case Creator 5-20
K
Keyboard 2-2
cleaning 8-2
connector 2-8
Keys
Fn 2-5
function 2-5
L
Left click 3-6
Lights
AC adapter 2-3
caps Lock 2-3
num lock 2-3
scroll lock 2-3
Links
defined 6-4
Low-battery condition
fixing 7-7
Low-power mode 7-9
M
Making
CD jewel cases 5-20
Manual eject hole 5-3
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Mass storage
CD or DVD drive 9-15
diskette drive 9-15
Mass-storage
hard drive 9-18
Memory 9-7
troubleshooting 9-13
Memory compartment 2-9
Microphone jack 2-7
Microsoft Internet Explorer
using 6-8
Microsoft Windows
managing files 1-3
using online Help 1-3
Model number 2-2, 2-9
Modem 6-6
Modem port 2-7
Modes
Hibernation 7-9
sleep 7-9
Mouse
connector 2-8
MPEG files
playing 5-11
N
network
defined 6-3
Non-DVD Video CD 5-12
Notebook
back side 2-8
caring for 8-4
cleaning 8-2
common features 2-2
common tasks 4-1
disconnecting 1-5
INDEX-5
left side 2-7
maintenance 8-1
protecting from electrical storm 1-5
right side 2-7
safety 1-5
set up 3-2
testing 8-11
turning off 3-3
turning on 3-3
underside 2-9
Numbers
model 2-9
serial 2-9
O
Operating system 1-3, 9-3
manual 1-3
P
Password 3-13
removal 3-14
setting 3-13
troubleshooting 9-13
PC Card Slot 2-7
Pentium III 3-5
Peripherals questions 9-6
Playing
audio CDs 5-4
DVD films 5-12
DVDs 5-4
video discs 5-7
Pop-up feet
Feet
notebook 2-9
INDEX-6
Ports
Ethernet 2-7
external monitor 2-8
modem 2-7
mouse/keyboard 2-8
parallel 2-8
serial 2-8
USB 2-8
Power
AC 3-2
battery 3-4
button 2-2, 3-3
plugging 3-2
status 2-6
supply 3-3
unplugging 3-2
using AC 3-3
Power management
defined 7-9
understanding 7-9
Power Modes
ending 7-10
starting 7-10
Power source
disconnecting from 1-5
Power surge 1-5
Preventing
buffer underruns 5-21
Printer
connector 2-8
Printing 9-6
Processor speed 3-5
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Q
Questions
battery power 9-6
display 9-4
download upgrades 9-7
DVD films 9-6
general 9-3
memory upgrades 9-7
peripherals 9-6
printer 9-6
sound 9-5
QuikDock
connector 2-8
features 2-10
R
Recording
CDs 5-18
Recycle Bin
using 8-9
Release latch
display 2-1, 2-2
Removing
CD/DVD disc 5-3
CD/DVD manually 5-3
Repeating tracks 5-6
Resolution
changing 3-9
Right click 3-6
S
Safety 1-5
Safety and Comfort guide 1-3
ScanDisk
using 8-6
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Scroll button 3-6
Search engine 6-6
choosing 6-10
using 6-11
Searching
the Internet 6-6
the Web 6-12
Security Slot 3-13
Security slot 2-7
Self-starting feature
disabling 5-4
Serial number 2-9
Set-up poster
defined 1-2
Shutdown 7-10
Sleep 7-9
status 2-6
sleep
indicators 7-10
Software
adding 4-7
installation 4-7
removing 4-7
Solutions 9-2
audio and video 9-9
battery 9-11
games 9-19
Internet 9-19
keyboard and TouchPad 9-21
mass storage 9-15
memory and PC card 9-24
power 9-13
Sound questions 9-5
Speaker volume 5-5
Speakers 2-2, 2-9
Standby 7-9
INDEX-7
Status
power 2-6
sleep 2-6
Status Display 2-6
Storage drives 3-12
diskette 3-12
Stored files
deleting 8-7
Surfing the Web 6-1, 6-5
Surge protector 1-5, 3-2
Symbols 1-4
System Record 8-12
System recovery 8-9
T
Testing
Notebook equipment 8-10
TouchPad 2-2
cleaning 8-3
double-tapping 3-7
Edge Motion 3-8
left button 2-2
left click 3-6
right button 2-2
right click 3-6
scroll button 2-2
tapping 3-7
using 3-6
Tracks
continuously repeating 5-6
recording 5-19
Troubleshooting
AC adapter 9-13
audio 9-15, 9-19
CD 9-15
DVD 9-15
INDEX-8
memory modules 9-13
password 9-13
screen 9-10
volume 9-9
TV
adjusting the screen 4-4
for displaying DVD films 5-12
setting view formats 4-3
TV-Out
adjusting television screen 4-4
format 4-3
switching between displays 4-4
U
Uniform Resource Locator (URL)
defined 6-11
Upgrades
Compaq 9-7
memory 9-7
Upgrades questions 9-7
URL
Uniform Resource Locator 6-5
URL address 6-12
USB Port 2-8
Using
DVD player 5-8
hyperlinks 6-5
V
Video discs
playing 5-7
Virus
defined 4-5
protection from 4-5
recognizing 4-6
removing 4-6
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Volume
raising and lowering 5-5
troubleshooting 9-9
W
Warranty certificate
defined 1-3
Web
basic information 6-4
favourite addresses 6-12
Web browser
defined 6-8
Web servers 6-5
Windows
customizing 1-3
Disk Cleanup 8-8
World Wide Web
defined 6-2
Writing files
to CD-R/CD-RW 5-20
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INDEX-9
INDEX-10
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