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Internet PC Features Guide
7800 Series
Table of Contents
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Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1
Using this Guide
Special Text .......................................................................................................................... 1-1
Special Messages ................................................................................................................. 1-2
Locating Help ........................................................................................................................ 1-2
Glossary ........................................................................................................................ 1-2
Index ............................................................................................................................. 1-2
Service and Support Guide ............................................................................................ 1-3
Troubleshooting............................................................................................................. 1-3
For More Information ..................................................................................................... 1-3
Comments about this Guide .................................................................................................. 1-4
CHAPTER 2
Checking Your Connections
Identifying the Front Components on Your Internet PC........................................................... 2-2
Identifying the Rear Components on Your Internet PC............................................................ 2-4
CHAPTER 3
Using the Compaq Internet Keyboard
Using the Internet Button Suite.............................................................................................. 3-1
Using the Multimedia Easy Access Buttons ........................................................................... 3-4
Using Additional Button Features of Your Keyboard ............................................................... 3-5
Working with the Standard Keyboard Keys ............................................................................ 3-6
Keyboard Status Lights ......................................................................................................... 3-8
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CHAPTER 4
Introducing the Digital Creativity Imaging Center (available on select models only)
Understanding Digital Interfaces.....................................................................................4-2
Creating Videos ..............................................................................................................4-3
CHAPTER 5
Learning About Your CD-ReWritable (CD-RW) Drive (available on select models only)
Understanding Your CD-R and CD-RW Media.........................................................................5-1
Accessing the just!burn User’s Manual ..................................................................................5-2
The just!burn CD Assistant.....................................................................................................5-2
PacketCD ....................................................................................................................... 5-2
just!audio .......................................................................................................................5-3
CD!backup .....................................................................................................................5-3
just!data.........................................................................................................................5-3
CHAPTER 6
Learning About Your TV Out Connection (available on select models only)
CHAPTER 7
Upgrading Your Internet PC
Identifying the Major Components of Your Internet PC ...........................................................7-3
Removing the Cover...............................................................................................................7-5
Replacing the Cover .......................................................................................................7-6
Identifying Power Supply and Data Cables .............................................................................7-7
Power Supply Cables......................................................................................................7-7
Data Cables.................................................................................................................... 7-8
Installing an Expansion Card ..................................................................................................7-9
Determining Expansion Card Compatibility .....................................................................7-9
Inserting an Expansion Card...........................................................................................7-9
Adding or Replacing an Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) Card .............................................7-13
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Installing an Additional Hard Drive....................................................................................... 7-15
Adding a Secondary Hard Drive in an Internet PC Equipped with a Hard Drive in the
Top Drive Compartment............................................................................................... 7-15
Installing a Secondary Hard Drive in an Internet PC with an Open Top Drive
Compartment .............................................................................................................. 7-17
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Replacing a Diskette or Zip Drive (Zip Drive available on select models only)..................... 7-19
Adding or Replacing Memory Modules ................................................................................ 7-21
Installing Additional Memory........................................................................................ 7-21
Replacing the Real-Time Clock Battery ............................................................................... 7-24
Removing and Inserting a Battery ................................................................................ 7-25
CHAPTER 8
Understanding Your Service and Support Options
Compaq Support ................................................................................................................... 8-1
Compaq Remote Support (available in select regions) ........................................................... 8-2
Using Compaq Diagnostics.................................................................................................... 8-3
Testing Equipment......................................................................................................... 8-4
System Record...................................................................................................................... 8-5
Compaq Service Connection.................................................................................................. 8-5
Overview ....................................................................................................................... 8-5
Turning Compaq Service Connection On and Off............................................................ 8-6
How it Works ................................................................................................................. 8-6
Compaq Service Connection Privacy and Data Security Statement ................................ 8-7
Internet Support .................................................................................................................... 8-7
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QuickRestore .........................................................................................................................8-8
Full Restore....................................................................................................................8-8
Custom Restore..............................................................................................................8-9
Typical Restore ............................................................................................................8-10
Drivers.................................................................................................................................8-10
Installing Drivers for New Hardware .............................................................................8-10
Reinstalling Deleted Drivers .........................................................................................8-11
CHAPTER 9
Troubleshooting Guide
Helpful Hints ..........................................................................................................................9-1
Understanding This Guide......................................................................................................9-1
Troubleshooting Audio Problems............................................................................................9-2
Troubleshooting CD or DVD Problems ....................................................................................9-4
Troubleshooting Disk and Disk Drive Problems ......................................................................9-5
Troubleshooting Display (Monitor) Problems ..........................................................................9-8
Troubleshooting Fax Modem Problems ................................................................................9-10
Troubleshooting Game Problems .........................................................................................9-12
Troubleshooting Hard Drive Problems ..................................................................................9-12
Troubleshooting Internet Access Problems ..........................................................................9-13
Troubleshooting Keyboard and Mouse Problems..................................................................9-14
Troubleshooting Memory Problems......................................................................................9-16
Troubleshooting Power Problems.........................................................................................9-16
Troubleshooting Printer Problems (see your printer manual for additional information) ........9-19
Contacting a Compaq Authorized Service Provider...............................................................9-22
Index
Using this Guide
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Chapter 1
Using this Guide
Thank you for buying a Compaq Internet PC. This Feature Guide will help you to
familiarize yourself with the features of your Internet PC, as well as information on
how to upgrade your computer.
Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the special text and messages
used throughout this guide.
Special Text
The examples below explain the specially formatted text used in this guide.
x Keyboard key names appear in bold type: Home, End, Backspace, Tab
x Keyboard keys that must be pressed at the same time to perform a task appear
in bold type with a plus (+) between the key names: Ctrl+Home
x Drives appear as capital letters: drive C
x Folder names appear with initial capital letters: Favorites
x File names appear in italics with an initial capital letter: Setup.exe
x Command line statements appear in lower case bold type: a:\install
x Names of icons appear in bold type followed by a picture of the icon:
My Computer G icon
x Menu items appear in bold type: Programs, Accessories
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Special Messages
The following words and symbols have special meaning in this guide.
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HINT: Helpful hints that will make using your computer easier and faster.
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NOTE: Important information concerning the operation of your Internet PC.
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CAUTION: Failure to follow directions may result in equipment damage or loss of
data.
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WARNING: Failure to follow directions may result in bodily harm or loss of life.
Locating Help
Compaq provides you with several resources to help you learn about your Internet PC.
Glossary
Computer terms that may be unfamiliar to you are identified in the glossary in the
Reference Manual.
Index
The index in each guide or manual is a comprehensive list of the topics covered in
this guide.
Using this Guide
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Service and Support Guide
Your Internet PC is equipped with several helpful programs that will aid you in
identifying and solving common computer problems. You can learn about these
programs in the Service and Support Guide.
If you need further technical support, visit the Compaq Web site at:
www.compaq.com/mypresario
Compaq technical support telephone numbers are listed in the Limited Warranty
Statement included with your Internet PC.
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NOTE: Locate the model and serial numbers for your computer before you call
technical support.
Write your computer’s model and serial numbers below for future use.
Computer Information
Purchase Date
Store Name
Computer Model Number
Computer Serial Number
Monitor Model Number
Monitor Serial Number
Troubleshooting
The Troubleshooting section shows how to fix many common computer-related
issues. The Troubleshooting section is located in this Feature Guide.
For More Information
For the latest information about the topics discussed in this Feature Guide, please
visit the Compaq Web Site at www.compaq.com.
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Comments about this Guide
Compaq Computer Corporation welcomes comments and suggestions you may
have concerning this guide. Send correspondence to the following address:
COMPAQ COMPUTER CORPORATION
ATTN: DOCUMENTATION PROGRAM MANAGER
MAIL CODE 060504
20555 SH 249
HOUSTON, TX 77070
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NOTE: This address is for comments and suggestions only. It is not for the purpose
of obtaining technical assistance.
Checking Your Connections
Chapter 2
Checking Your Connections
The following graphics show how to connect devices to your Internet PC and to
identify all connectors.
Compaq 7800 Series Internet PC Rear Connectors
Select model will have ONE Phone Jack connector only
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NOTE: The view shown may differ slightly from your Internet PC.
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Checking Your Connections
Identifying the Front Components on Your Internet PC
Internet PC Front Components
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NOTE: The view shown may differ slightly from your Internet PC.
Checking Your Connections
No.
Components
1
CD, DVD, or CD-RW Drive (DVD and CD-RW Drive available on select models only;
location of the CD-RW Drive may vary)
2
CD, DVD, or CD-RW Drive Eject/Load Button
3
Pressure point used to open the door
4
Diskette Drive
5
Diskette Drive Eject Button
6
Zip Drive (available on select models only)
7
Zip Drive Activity Light/Eject Button
8
Power Button
9
Digital Creativity Imaging Center (available on select models only)
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2-4
Checking Your Connections
Identifying the Rear Components on Your Internet PC
Icon
Z
Component
Scroll Mouse
AC Power Connector
T
Internet Keyboard
W
USB Ports (2)
V
SVGA Monitor Port
²
Parallel Printer Port
[
Digital Flat Panel Monitor Port (available on select models only)
X
Serial Port

IEEE-1394 Connector
:
z
®or PHONE
^ or LINE
S
Microphone
TV Out
Modem Line Out *(The appearance of your modem may vary.)
Modem Line In *(The appearance of your modem may vary.)
Game Port
¾ or Ë
Audio In
½ or Ì
Audio Out
* For more information on the 56K V.90 PCI modem, refer to the Learning About Your Modem section in the
Reference Manual supplied with your computer; for information on the digital modem, refer to the Introducing
the Compaq Digital DSL/56K Modem section in the Reference Manual.
Using the Compaq Internet Keyboard
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Chapter 3
Using the Compaq Internet Keyboard
Your Compaq Internet Keyboard offers an assortment of Easy Access buttons that
make accessing the Internet and using your favorite software programs easier and
faster. Along with the standard computer keyboard, the Internet Keyboard provides
the following:
x Internet Button Suite
x Multimedia Easy Access buttons
Using the Internet Button Suite
The Internet buttons allow easy access to the following:
x e-mail
x Internet searches
x your favorite Web sites
x electronic shopping
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Using the Compaq Internet Keyboard
Internet Button Suite
No.
Icon
United States
All Other Countries Outside
the United States
Instant E-Mail provides one-touch
access for sending and reading your
E-mail.
Instant E-Mail provides one-touch
access for sending and reading your
E-mail using Microsoft Outlook
Express.
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Community takes you to a
predefined Web site that provides
unique services for communication
over the Internet.
Community takes you to a
predefined Web site that provides
unique services for communication
over the Internet.
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My Presario is your instant
connection to Compaq for product
information, helpful hints,
performance updates, service, and
more.
My Presario is your instant
connection to Compaq for product
information, helpful hints,
performance updates, service, and
more.
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Instant Internet provides your daily
start point to the Internet. It connects
you to a personalized Web page filled
with local weather, news, sports, and
financial information, or a Web page
with useful information from
Compaq.
Instant Internet provides your daily
start point to the Internet. It connects
you to a personalized Web page filled
with local weather, news, sports, and
financial information.
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Instant Search accesses a default
Web site that helps you locate
information on the Internet.
Instant Search accesses a default
Web site that helps you locate
information on the Internet.
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3
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Using the Compaq Internet Keyboard
No.
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7
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Icon
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United States
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All Other Countries Outside
the United States
Online MarketPlace takes you to an
electronic shopping experience.
Compaq has partnered with several
companies to provide you with the
convenience of catalog shopping at
the touch of a button.
Instant Answer provides you with a
central location to obtain specific
information about your Internet PC.
Retail Central provides an instant
connection to your computer store
and a variety of leading consumer
companies.
Secure E-Commerce/Featured Web
Site takes you to an electronic
shopping experience. Compaq has
partnered with several companies to
provide you with the convenience of
catalog shopping at the touch of a
button.
NOTE: For the Internet Button Suite to operate, you must be connected to the
Internet. Until you set up your Internet service provider (ISP), each Internet button will
launch the Compaq Internet Setup process.
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Using the Compaq Internet Keyboard
Using the Multimedia Easy Access Buttons
The Multimedia Easy Access buttons allow you to easily do the following:
x control your CDs and DVDs
x change the volume
x skip tracks
x mute the sound
x eject or load CDs and DVDs
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NOTE: These buttons are not programmable.
Multimedia Easy Access Buttons
No.
1
2
3
4
5
Icon
ˆ
‹
Œ
‘
’
Component
Play/Pause starts or stops CD or DVD temporarily.
Rewind/Previous Track skips to the previous track.
Fast Forward/Next Track skips to the next track.
Stop ends the CD or DVD playback.
Eject/Load ejects or loads the CD or DVD.
Using the Compaq Internet Keyboard
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Using Additional Button Features of Your Keyboard
Your Internet Keyboard is equipped with several special purpose buttons.
Additional Keyboard Buttons
No.
1
2
3
4
5
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All Other Countries Outside
the United States
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Quick Print enables you to quickly
print from your Microsoft
compatible programs. This button
is programmable.
Quick Print enables you to quickly
print from your Microsoft
compatible programs. This button
is programmable.
k
Built In Technician allows you to
open the Built In Technician
software.
Launch enables you to launch
Microsoft Works/Microsoft Word
(depending on your computer).
This button is programmable.
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Minus allows you to decrease the
volume of your PC audio.
Minus allows you to decrease the
volume of your PC audio.
Mute button allows you to
temporarily mute your PC audio.
Mute button allows you to
temporarily mute your PC audio.
Plus allows you to increase the
volume of your PC audio.
Plus allows you to increase the
volume of your PC audio.
Sleep puts your computer into a
low power state, as well as wakes
your computer. The light on the
Sleep button glows green when
the system is awake, and amber
when the system is asleep.
Sleep puts your computer into a
low power state, as well as wakes
your computer. The light on the
Sleep button glows green when
the system is awake, and amber
when the system is asleep.
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Using the Compaq Internet Keyboard
Working with the Standard Keyboard Keys
The standard keyboard has four major types of keys:
x main keys (typewriter-style)
x function keys (F1 through F12)
x arrow keys Å Æ Ç È
x numeric keys (calculator-style)
Some keys have special functions, either alone or when combined with other keys.
The functions may vary depending on the programs you are using. Refer to Help to
learn how these keys can be used in combination with other keys to develop
shortcuts in your programs.
Key/Button
Description
ÅÆÇÈ
Arrow moves the cursor left, right, up, and down.
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Windows opens the Start menu.
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Windows Application usually has the same effect as a right mouse click.
Alt
Alt is frequently used in combination with other keys. By pressing Alt, the
focus moves from the cursor to the menu bar. The effect depends on the
program you are using.
Backspace
Backspace moves the cursor left one space and deletes the character in
that space.
Caps Lock
Caps Lock capitalizes all letters when typed. The Caps Lock light on the
keyboard glows when the key is active.
Ctrl
Control is normally used in combination with other keys. The effect
depends on the program you are using.
Delete
Delete deletes the character to the right of the cursor and moves the
following text left one space.
End
End moves the cursor to the end of the text line, table cell, or document. It
can also be used in combination with other keys.
Esc
Esc exits a program, moves back one window, or cancels a command,
depending on the program you are using.
Using the Compaq Internet Keyboard
Key/Button
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Description
F1-F12
Function keys are assigned specific tasks, depending on the program you
are using. Some tasks include shortcuts, spelling and grammar, and
activating the menu bar. Refer to Help for details on specific key
combinations.
Home
Home moves the cursor to the beginning of the text line, table cell, or
document. Home can also be used in combination with other keys.
Insert
Insert switches typing between insert and overtype modes. For example,
after pressing this key, new text is either inserted into the current text or
replaces it.
Page Up/
Page Down
Page Up/Page Down moves the cursor or the page up or down.
Pause
Pause temporarily stops screen scrolling. The effect depends on the
program you are using.
Print Scrn
Print Screen prints the displayed screen in most programs.
Scroll Lock
Scroll Lock prevents automatic scrolling in some programs and allows
scrolling to be controlled by the arrow keys. The Scroll Lock light on the
keyboard glows when this key is activated. The effect depends on the
program you are using.
Shift
Shift is frequently used in combination with other keys. The effect
depends on the program you are using.
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Using the Compaq Internet Keyboard
Keyboard Status Lights
Status lights provide information about your computer’s operation. Your Internet
Keyboard is equipped with the status lights shown below.
Keyboard Status Lights
No.
1
Icon
Component
Num Lock indicates that use of the 10-key number pad will produce
only numbers. Pressing the Num Lock key on the keyboard will
activate and deactivate this function.
2
Caps Lock capitalizes letters when typed. When this function is
active, the keyboard status light will glow. Select this function by
pressing the Caps Lock key on the left of your Internet Keyboard.
3
5
Scroll Lock indicates that automatic scrolling has been disabled.
Introducing the Digital Creativity Imaging Center
Chapter 4
Introducing the Digital Creativity Imaging Center
(available on select models only)
The Digital Creativity Imaging Center (DCIC) is the latest in digital interfaces
coupled with imaging software. You can use it to perform the following tasks:
x Connect digital video camcorders and videophone cameras.
x Input, capture, edit, and enhance full-motion video, audio, and photos.
x Apply special effects to videos and 3-D titling for introductions.
x Attach your saved files to e-mail or word processing documents.
x Create a custom background for your computer desktop.
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Introducing the Digital Creativity Imaging Center
Understanding Digital Interfaces
The DCIC is the connection point for digital equipment such as USB cameras,
camcorders, and other devices. The DCIC is made up of two Universal Serial Bus
(USB) connectors and one IEEE-1394 connector (designed to support rapid
transfer of audio and video signals). The connectors are located on the front of the
computer, as shown below.
Digital Creativity Imaging Center
No.
Icon
Component
1
S
2
W
USB ports (2)
3

IEEE-1394 connector (available on select models)
Game port (available on select models)
Check the guidelines for your particular digital equipment to determine which
connector is required. Check the Compaq Web site for special adapter cables.
Introducing the Digital Creativity Imaging Center
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Creating Videos
Your Compaq Internet PC is equipped with, VideoWave III (available on select
models), a powerful tool that allows you to create videos quickly and easily. With
VideoWave III you can do the following:
x Capture media.
x Animate text.
x Add special effects and transitions.
x Use video animation.
x Mix audio.
x Edit video using the cutting room and dark room.
For detailed information and instructions for using VideoWave III refer to the
program Help.
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Introducing the Digital Creativity Imaging Center
Learning About Your CD-ReWritable (CD-RW) Drive
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Chapter 5
Learning About Your CD-ReWritable (CD-RW) Drive
(available on select models only)
Your CD-RW drive has the following attributes:
x Supports standard CD-ROM, write-once CD-R, and rewritable CD-RW discs.
x Can be used to create your own audio CDs, share information, and save data
for backups and other data storage needs.
Understanding Your CD-R and CD-RW Media
CD-R and CD-RW media have the following features:
x CD-R discs can be used on nearly any computer system with a CD-ROM
Drive.
x CD-R is recommended for creating audio discs or sharing information between
computers.
x CD-R discs can be written to only once. However, you can write to CD-R discs
over multiple recording sessions until you choose to finalize the disc.
(Finalization is explained under just!audio in The just!burn CD Assistant in this
section or in the online manual.)
x CD-RW can be used to create CD backups of your personal CDs.
x CD-RW discs are reusable and can be over-written.
x CD-RW discs are recommended for creating personal system backups.
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HINT: For best compatibility, CD-RW discs should be played on your CD-RW drive.
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Learning About Your CD-ReWritable (CD-RW) Drive
Accessing the just!burn User’s Manual
The just!burn software included with your Presario Internet PC comes with a
complete online user’s manual to answer any questions you might have about the
functionality of the software with your CD-RW Drive.
To access the just!burn User’s Manual, complete the following steps:
1. At your Windows desktop, click Start.
2. Click Programs.
3. Click CeQuadrat and select just!burn Manual.
The online manual opens for your use.
The just!burn CD Assistant
The just!burn CD Assistant will appear whenever a blank disc is inserted into the
CD-RW Drive. From the just!burn CD Assistant screen, you are given options
allowing access to the following tools in the package.
PacketCD
PacketCD stores files to your CD-R or CD-RW disc. Selecting this option creates
a drive letter in your Windows Explorer screen. You can copy individual files and
treat your CD-RW drive just like any other removable media drive (e.g. diskette,
Zip). With PacketCD you can format CD-RW media. Formatting options include
Random CD-RW and Sequential CD-RW.
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HINT: When prompted to format your media, choose the format option that best fits
your specific needs.
To share data stored on CD-R or CD-RW that has been formatted sequentially, you
must first finalize your disc. Right-click your mouse on the CD-RW drive letter
and select Finalize Disc. When your disc is inserted into another PC’s CD-ROM or
DVD drive for the first time, you will be prompted to install the Universal Disc
Format (UDF) program. You will not need to install UDF on the drive again.
Learning About Your CD-ReWritable (CD-RW) Drive
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just!audio
just!audio lets you create your own audio CDs. You may record over multiple
recording sessions to fill your CD-R disc. When the CD-R disc is complete, you
must use the Finalize option in order to play your disc in an audio CD player or
CD-ROM drive.
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HINT: Once you have finalized your CD-R disc in just!audio, you will not be able to
write to it again.
just!audio automatically finalizes after recording. If you don’t want just!audio to
finalize your newly created audio CD after the first recording session, you must
change the default setting. On the Options screen, uncheck the Finalize Disc
Option box to change the default setting.
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HINT: To test the system performance, Compaq recommends using the Emulate Only
option, located on the Options screen, when recording a new CD-R or using a
computer system for the first time. This allows you to perform a test run before
actually recording.
CD!backup
CD!backup will create personal backups of almost any CD quickly and easily. If
you only have a CD-RW drive, your hard drive will act as temporary storage until
you insert a destination CD-R or CD-RW disc and write to it. If your Internet PC is
equipped with an additional CD- or DVD-ROM drive, you can write directly
between the drives to create a personal CD backup.
just!data
just!data easily creates data CDs which can be read on almost any computer and
operating system.Your Internet PC can use your hard drive for temporary storage
of files, enabling you to copy from one disc to another if you have only a CD-RW
drive. If your PC is equipped with both a CD- or DVD-ROM drive and a CD-RW
drive, you can choose to write data directly between the two drives. Use these CDs
instead of diskettes to transfer files from one computer to another. Additionally,
you can use just!data to back up and share MP3 files and other compressed digital
audio files with other PCs. However, you cannot play these CDs on an audio CD
player.
For more information about using these tools, refer to the online user’s manual.
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Learning About Your CD-ReWritable (CD-RW) Drive
Learning About Your TV Out Connection
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Chapter 6
Learning About Your TV Out Connection (available on select models only)
Your computer is equipped with a graphics card consisting of an S-Video
connector referred to as TV Out.
With a TV Out connection, you can do the following:
x Play games on a big screen television or monitor.
x Watch DVD movies on television rather than a computer monitor.
x Play a video segment for recording on a VCR.
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Learning About Your TV Out Connection
TV Out Connections
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NOTE: The view shown may differ slightly from your Internet PC.
No.
Components
1
SVGA Monitor Connector
2
TV Out Connector (available on select models)
3
Digital Flat Panel Monitor Port (available on select models)
Upgrading Your Internet PC
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Chapter 7
Upgrading Your Internet PC
Your Internet PC is fully upgradable. Items that you can add or replace include the
following:
x PCI expansion card
x ISA expansion card (available on select models only)
x Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) card (available of select models only)
x hard drive
x removable media storage drive
x memory modules
x system battery
If you would like to replace the system board or microprocessor, consult a Compaq
Authorized Service Provider. To find the nearest service provider in your area, visit
the Compaq Web site at:
www.compaq.com
Your safety is important. Before proceeding with any procedures involving the
internal components of your Internet PC, please take a few moments to read the
following Warning and Caution statements. Following the guidelines in these
statements will help to reduce the risk of personal injury or equipment damage.
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Upgrading Your Internet PC
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WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock and damage to the equipment:
Do not disable any 3-prong grounding plug. The grounding pin on a 3-prong plug is
an important safety feature. Removal of the grounding pin increases the risk of
computer damage. If you cannot fit the plug into your electrical outlet, contact an
electrician for information on having grounded outlets installed.
Use only grounded electrical outlets when plugging in your computer. These outlets
should be easily accessible at all times.
When connecting a power cord to a grounded electrical outlet, ensure that nothing
rests on the power cord.
To reduce the risk of electrical shock and damage to the computer, BEFORE
REMOVING THE COVER always ensure the following:
x
x
x
x
x
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The computer is turned off.
The computer power cord is unplugged.
The modem line is disconnected from the telephone jack.
All network cables are disconnected.
All cables and power cords are disconnected from the computer.
CAUTION: To prevent damage to the computer by electrostatic discharge, you must
become static-free before removing the cover. To become static-free, touch an
unpainted metal surface or one of the screws on the computer cover. As you work,
avoid touching exposed metal on any of the computer circuit boards.
Upgrading Your Internet PC
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Identifying the Major Components of Your Internet PC
Your Compaq Internet PC has been constructed using a cover and drawer design
concept. This design makes it simple to access the internal components. Please
familiarize yourself with the major components.
Computer Cover
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NOTE: The view shown may differ slightly from your Internet PC.
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Removing the Cover
Before removing the cover, move the computer to a suitable work area. Choose a
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Identifying Power Supply and Data Cables
When performing upgrade procedures, you may find it necessary to disconnect
power supply and data cables. Refer to the following graphics for assistance in
identifying power supply and data cables.
*
HINT: If you must disconnect a cable, mark the cable with a piece of masking tape
labeled with the name of the device for future reference.
Power Supply Cables
Power supply cables usually have a white connector that consolidates several
colored wires.
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Data Cables
Data cables are thin wide cables that usually have black connectors.
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Installing an Expansion Card
Expansion cards, such as a scanner card or a modem, increase the capabilities of
your computer. There are many different types of expansion cards available on the
market. Before purchasing an expansion card or equipment that requires the
installation of an expansion card, ensure that the new card and equipment is
compatible with your Internet PC.
Determining Expansion Card Compatibility
The types of cards compatible with your Compaq 7800 Series Internet PC include
the following:
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HINT: Plug and Play PCI cards are automatically recognized and resourced upon
installation by the Microsoft Windows operating system and Basic Input Output
System (BIOS).
The operating system and the BIOS do not automatically recognize ISA cards. The
card jumper settings may require manual adjustment based on your currently
available system resources, such as the IRQ (Interrupt ReQuest) and DMA (Direct
Memory Access). Then you must adjust the operating system settings to reflect these
resource settings according to the card manufacturer’s instructions.
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Windows will automatically detect the new card. If you installed an ISA card,
follow the manufacturer’s instructions to complete the installation.
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Adding or Replacing an Accelerated Graphics Port
(AGP) Card
The AGP interface is the video graphics port that enables high performance 3D
graphic capabilities on your Internet PC.
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Installing an Additional Hard Drive
To ensure proper installation, please read all the manufacturer’s documentation for
the new hard drive.
Adding a Secondary Hard Drive in an Internet PC Equipped with a
Hard Drive in the Top Drive Compartment
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compartment of the chassis cage, complete the following steps:
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supplied with the new hard drive.
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9. Locate and connect the spare power supply cable. Spare power supply cables
are provided with the system.
10. Locate the data cable that is connected to the primary hard drive. This data
cable is equipped with a spare connector approximately midway down the
cable. Carefully insert the connector into the receptacle on the back of the
secondary hard drive.
11. Replace the computer cover.
12. Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions supplied with the new device to
complete the necessary software installation.
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Installing a Secondary Hard Drive in an Internet PC with an Open Top
Drive Compartment
If your Internet PC has the primary hard drive installed in the lower slot of the
drive cage, under the diskette drive, and the top drive compartment is open,
complete the following steps:
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Adding or Replacing Memory Modules
Installing Additional Memory
Adding memory can improve computer and software performance. Contact a
Compaq Authorized Service Provider for information on compatible memory
module types as well as memory module installation.
To determine the amount of memory currently installed on your computer,
complete the following steps:
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Replacing the Real-Time Clock Battery
Your Compaq Internet PC is equipped with a lithium or nickel cadmium battery
that provides power to the real time clock when your system is shut down. If you
must replace the battery, observe the following safety guidelines.
For information about real-time clock battery replacement, contact a
Compaq Authorized Service Provider.
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circuit. Danger of explosion and risk of personal injury exists if the battery is
incorrectly replaced or mistreated. Do not attempt to recharge the battery,
disassemble it, remove it, immerse it in water, or dispose of it in fire.
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pack. There is a risk of fire and chemical burn if the battery pack is handled
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them or recycle them, use the public collection system in accordance with local
regulations or return them to Compaq, an authorized Compaq Partner, or the pointof-sale. 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 mailer pre-addressed to a reclamation facility
where the metals are recycled
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Chapter 8
Understanding Your Service and Support Options
Your Internet PC has many tools to make computing easier. If you have a computer
problem or question, check the following resources for answers:
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Review the Troubleshooting section in this guide for suggestions on how to fix
the problem.
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Review the tools in this section to find answers.
•
Look in the Compaq Warranty Statement (included with your computer) or
Service and Support Card to find your regional Compaq Service telephone
number.
Compaq Support
Double-clicking the Compaq Support $ icon located on the Windows desktop
provides access to the following tools:
Compaq Support Tools
Tool
Description
Compaq Remote
Support (not
available in all
locations)
Allows most of your computer problems to be remotely diagnosed and
cured by a Compaq technician. With this tool, technicians can talk to
you at the same time they are resolving your computer issue.
Compaq Diagnostics
Diagnoses problems with your Internet PC. This software provides an
easy way to check attributes of your Internet PC.
System Record
Reports all of the devices that came with your Internet PC and all of
the devices you have added or changed since you purchased your
Internet PC.
Compaq Service
Connection
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using your Internet PC.
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Compaq Support Tools
Tool
Description
Internet Support
(available in selected
countries only)
Allows you to access the Compaq Service and Support Web page for
your country. Compaq's Service and Support Web page provides you
with software updates, maintenance tips, and tools to help make using
your Internet PC easier.
QuickRestore
Allows you to perform a Full, Custom, or Typical Restore. These
options allow you to either restore your Internet PC to its original
factory condition or selectively restore certain drivers and applications.
McAfee Anti-Virus
Provides anti-virus scanning and free software updates for one year
through the Internet. For more information on computer viruses and
how to run McAfee Anti-Virus software, refer to the Identifying and
Removing Computer Viruses section of this guide.
Compaq Remote Support (available in select regions)
If you ever need answers to your computing problems, Compaq Remote Support
allows you to connect directly to a support technician using your computer modem.
These technicians can remotely diagnose and cure most of your computer
problems. You can watch your monitor and talk directly to the service technician
on the telephone while they are resolving your issue.
To use Compaq Remote Support, complete the following steps:
1. When you experience a problem not addressed in this guide, call the Compaq
Customer Support number for your region. The number is listed in the Compaq
Warranty Statement or the Service and Support Card that came with your
computer.
2. The service representative will ask you to double-click the Compaq Support $
icon from the Windows desktop.
icon. A Compaq/Carbon Copy banner
will display explaining the Compaq Remote Support application.
3. Click the Compaq Remote Support
4. Click the OK button. The message, “Compaq Remote Support is waiting for a
call,” displays and explains that the Compaq Support technician is dialing into
your computer.
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5. Do not answer the telephone when it rings. Compaq Remote Support will
connect with your computer on the second ring. If for any reason you need to
exit the application, click Cancel.
6. Once a connection has been established, the Compaq Legal Disclaimer window
will display. After reading the terms and conditions, click Agree to allow the
support technician to remotely diagnose your computer.
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will receive an error message notifying you of the failed connection. If this happens,
the technician will call you back. Make sure you answer your telephone.
Using Compaq Diagnostics
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 analyzes your Internet PC 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 displays
information about the components being tested. Refer to the following table for
descriptions of the tabs.
Compaq Diagnostics
Tab
Description
Overview
Contains information about your computer
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
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Testing Equipment
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 Internet PC. You must be present to
confirm the test results. Complete testing takes about 10 minutes.
The Test tab has the following main regions: Type 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 to get information about it. The information window
may show further tests that can be performed on certain components. You can
request any or all of these subtests.
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.
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HINT: You can select Quick or Complete as a starting point for a Custom test. If you
select Interactive Mode, stay with your computer for the interactive test portions.
4. Click the Begin Test button at the bottom of the window. The Status tab will
automatically replace 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 will be green if
the test was successful and red if the test failed. The lower part of this tab gives
details of the tests that have been completed.
The Log tab lists all the tests and also gives 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. This
code is useful information for a Compaq technician, who can advise you on how to
fix your computer.
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System Record
System Record reports all of the devices that came with your computer and all of
the devices you have added or changed since you purchased your computer.
System Record highlights these changes in red. This allows you to isolate and
diagnose possible problems with your computer.
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, all of the devices that came with
your computer, and the Now.log, which displays all of the devices you have added
or changed. The changes you have made to your computer are highlighted in red.
For example, if your computer came with 64 megabytes (MB) of memory and you
upgrade it to 96 MB of memory, your Base.log displays 64 MB of memory and the
Now.log displays 96 MB. The memory line in the Base.log and the memory line in
the Now.log are noted in red lettering, which indicates a change has been made to
your computer's original amount of memory.
Compaq Service Connection
Overview
The Compaq Service Connection software installed on your computer is an
innovative way of correcting problems before they begin. The service
automatically sends you free software updates that will keep your computer in peak
operating condition. You decide when to install the updates.
A small notice, displayed as a rotating $, will appear on the bottom-right corner
of the Windows desktop when an update is available.
Turning Compaq Service Connection On and Off
If you wish to manually turn on Compaq Service Connection, complete the
following steps:
1. Double-click the Compaq Support $ icon on the Windows desktop.
2. Double-click the Service Connection $ icon.
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NOTE: If the Service Connection $ icon is visible in the Windows Taskbar, the
service is already active.
The Compaq Service Connection will remain active and will be ready to perform
updates when you log on the Internet.
To turn off 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 it Works
The Compaq Service Connection software operates in the background while you
are performing other tasks on your computer. You will only be aware that it is
working when a Notice is displayed.
If you are actively using your modem when the Compaq Service Connection
software initiates an update, it waits until the modem is idle before downloading
any information. You will not be interrupted while using your Web browser or email programs.
When a Notice is displayed, complete the following steps to obtain the update:
1. Double-click the Notice, usually displayed as a rotating $, to reveal the update
identification.
2. Install, postpone, or delete the download by clicking the appropriate button.
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If you ignore the Notice, it will disappear after a minute or two. However,
the update will still be available for you to download at any time during the
next 10 days.
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If you have not downloaded the update within 10 days, it will automatically
be 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 doubleclick the Service Connection $ icon. The window displays a list of updates and
highlights in bold the updates that have not yet been accepted.
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Compaq Service Connection Privacy and Data Security Statement
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 computer model number,
serial number, and software ID files is communicated to the Compaq server. Files
sent to your PC are protected by a personalized 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 system over the Internet.
If you no longer wish to receive updates from Compaq Service Connection, you
can turn it off at any time.
Internet Support
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 Internet PC easier
than ever. – (available in selected countries only)
To access the Service and Support Web page, complete the following steps:
1. Make sure your computer is connected to the Internet.
2. From the Windows desktop, double-click the Compaq Support $ icon.
3. Double-click the Internet Support § icon. A window will display icons
representing flags of various countries.
4. Click on the icon that represents your country’s flag.
You will be connected to your country’s specific Service and Support web page.
*
HINT: You can also access Internet Support through the Instant Answer button
(available on select models) on your keyboard.
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Understanding Your Service and Support Options
QuickRestore
Compaq provides you with the ability to restore your system at any time with
QuickRestore. QuickRestore has three types of restore options: Full Restore,
Custom Restore, or Typical Restore. The following table describes each type of
QuickRestore.
QuickRestore
Restore
Description
Full Restore
Reformats your hard drive and returns your computer to its original
factory-installed software state.
Custom Restore
Allows you to select certain Compaq drivers or applications you want
to re-install without reformatting your hard drive.
Typical Restore
Re-installs your basic Compaq drivers and applications without
reformatting your hard drive.
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NOTE: Do not leave your computer unattended while QuickRestore is running. You
are periodically required to enter information. If you do not enter the required
information, your computer may not complete the QuickRestore process.
Full Restore
Full Restore returns your computer to its original factory-installed software state. It
reformats your hard drive and removes all data from your computer.
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CAUTION: Full Restore deletes all data on your computer’s hard drive. If you have
added personal files, software, or data since you purchased your computer, copy this
data to diskettes or save the data to an external storage device before proceeding.
To perform a Full Restore on your computer, complete the following steps:
1. Insert the QuickRestore CD into your CD or DVD drive. The CD will
automatically start and the QuickRestore main menu is displayed.
2. Click the Full Restore button. The Full Restore menu is displayed.
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CAUTION: If you have not copied or backed up your personal files, software, or other
data onto diskettes, they will be permanently deleted!
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3. Click the Start button to begin the Full Restore. During the Full Restore
process, a progress bar shows the percentage of the software restored to the
hard drive.
4. Once the Full Restore is finished, your computer automatically restarts. Once
your computer restarts in DOS mode, a Progress window is displayed
Once the Full Restore is complete, you will need to provide the startup information
again to reinstall Windows. This information includes the Product Key number
from the cover of the Microsoft Windows 98 Getting Started guide, your time zone,
the time, and the date.
Custom Restore
Custom Restore allows you to select the Compaq drivers or applications you want
to re-install without reformatting your hard drive. To perform a Custom Restore on
your computer, complete the following steps:
1. Insert the QuickRestore CD into your CD or DVD drive. The CD will
automatically start and the QuickRestore main menu is displayed.
2. Click the Custom Restore button. The Custom Restore is displayed.
3. Click the icon representing the application or driver you want to re-install. A
progress bar indicates that the software is installing.
4. Once the Custom Restore is finished, a Restart window is displayed and it will
prompt you to restart your computer.
5. Click the OK button.
6. Repeat this procedure to re-install as many drivers and applications as you
need.
7. Once you have re-installed all the drivers or applications you need, remove the
QuickRestore CD from your CD or DVD drive.
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Typical Restore
Typical Restore re-installs your basic drivers and applications that were originally
installed on your computer. It will not reformat your hard drive or destroy data.
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CAUTION: If you have not copied or backed up your personal files, software, or other
data onto diskettes, they will be permanently deleted!
To perform a Typical Restore, complete the following steps:
1. Insert the QuickRestore CD into your CD or DVD drive. The CD will
automatically start.
2. Click the Typical Restore button. The Typical Restore menu is displayed.
3. Click the Start button to begin the Typical Restore.
Once the Typical Restore is finished, it will prompt you to restart the computer.
Creating a QuickRestore Recovery diskette
QuickRestore is installed on your hard drive. However, you will need to create a
QuickRestore Recovery diskette in case you are ever unable to start your computer
properly.
To create a QuickRestore Recovery diskette, complete the following steps:
1. From the Windows desktop, double-click the Compaq Support
A icon.
2. Select Compaq Support, then double-click the Compaq Recovery Disk Creator.
The “Welcome to Compaq Direct QuickRestore Recovery Diskette Creator”
screen is displayed.
3. Click the OK button. The “Create Compaq Recovery Diskette” screen is
displayed. (User will be prompted to insert a diskette into the drive.)
4. Insert a 3.5-inch, high-density formatted diskette into the drive and click OK.
Compaq Recovery Disk Creator will begin creating the recovery diskette for
you.
5. When Compaq Recovery Disk Creator has finished creating the recovery
diskette, store the QuickRestore Recovery diskette in a safe place for
emergency use.
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Using the QuickRestore Recovery diskette
Use the QuickRestore Recovery diskette if you are unable to start your computer.
The diskette will help you to get your computer up and running again.
To run the QuickRestore Recovery diskette, complete the following steps:
1. Place your QuickRestore CD in the CD Drive, and your QuickRestore
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Recovery diskette in the diskette drive.
Turn off your PC using the power button.
Turn your PC on using the power button.
Follow the instructions on your screen.
Eject your QuickRestore Recovery diskette and QuickRestore CD.
Restart your system.
Drivers
Installing Drivers for New Hardware
If you add new hardware such as a printer or a gamepad to your computer, 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 being installing the drivers
and files necessary to make the new hardware work.
2. Select the Search for the best driver for your device (Recommended) option
and click Next.
3. Select the Specify a location option. If C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS is
not displayed in the drop-down box, either select it from the drop-down menu
or type it in the box and click Next. The Add New Hardware Wizard will begin
installing the necessary files and drivers for the new hardware.
4. When the Add New Hardware Wizard completes installing the files and
drivers, click the Finish button.
You may need to restart your computer for the new hardware to be recognized by
your computer.
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Reinstalling Deleted Drivers
If a driver is accidentally deleted or the operating system is reinstalled, the driver
subdirectory allows you to restore individual drivers rather than restoring all the
original software. The drivers you can restore are Audio, Video, TouchPad,
Display, Modem, and CD-ROM.
To re-install a driver, complete the following steps:
1. From the Windows Taskbar, click Start, point to Programs, and click
Windows Explorer.
2. Navigate to the CPQDRV folder on the hard drive and double-click it.
3. Find the folder of the device you wish to reinstall and double-click it.
4. Double-click the setup program for the driver you wish to reinstall.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Drivers may also be reinstalled by selecting the Custom Restore option from
QuickRestore. Refer to QuickRestore for more information on how to reinstall
drivers using the Custom Restore option.
Troubleshooting Guide
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Chapter 9
Troubleshooting Guide
This guide provides useful information on how to identify and correct common
problems that may occur with your Internet PC.
Helpful Hints
If you encounter minor problems with your Internet PC, monitor, or software, refer
to the following list of general suggestions before taking further action:
x Check that the computer and monitor are plugged into a working electrical
outlet.
x Check to see that the computer is turned on and the amber power light is on.
x Check to see that the monitor is turned on and the power light is on.
x Turn up the brightness and contrast controls of the monitor if the monitor is
dim.
x Check all cable connections for loose or incorrect connections.
x Remove the diskette from the diskette drive before turning on your computer.
x Run Windows Diagnostics to determine and repair minor problems.
Understanding This Guide
This guide has been divided into three columns: Symptom, Problem, and Solution.
The Symptom column describes the symptom or warning that made you realize
you had a problem. The Problem column identifies one or more reasons why the
symptom has occurred, and the Solution column describes what you should do to
try to fix the problem listed.
If a solution does not fix your problem, try all solutions for the symptom or try the
solution a second time.
If a problem persists and you are unable to resolve it yourself, please review
Understanding Your Service and Support Options or contact a Compaq Authorized
Service Provider. Refer to your Warranty Statement for details.
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Troubleshooting Guide
Troubleshooting Audio Problems
Audio
Symptom
No sound.
Problem
Solution
Speaker cables are not
properly connected.
Shut down your Internet PC using the
normal Windows shutdown procedure.
Reconnect the speakers. Refer to the
Compaq Hardware and Software Setup
poster for detailed instructions.
Volume has been muted.
On the Taskbar, click the Volume ¶ icon
and clear the Mute check box.
Internet PC is in Sleep mode.
This is identified when the
power status light on the front
of your Internet PC turns
amber.
Press the Power button to wake your
Internet PC.
Windows does not detect
audio driver.
1. On the Taskbar, click the Start button
and point to Settings.
2. Click Control Panel.
3. Double-click the System M icon.
4. Click the Device Manager tab.
5. Click the µ plus sign next to Sound,
video and game controllers, and select
the installed audio driver.
6. Click the Remove button, and click OK.
7. Restart your Internet PC and let
Windows redetect the audio driver.
Sound is too low.
Volume is too low.
Click the Volume ¶ icon on the Taskbar,
and click the Volume slider bar and then
drag it up, or press the Volume Up button
on your Compaq Internet Keyboard.
Sound is distorted.
Volume is too high.
Click the Volume ¶ icon on the Taskbar,
and click the Volume slider bar and drag
it down, or press the Volume Down button
on your Compaq Internet keyboard.
Speakers may be damaged.
Call a Compaq Authorized Service
Provider. See your Warranty Statement for
details.
Troubleshooting Guide
Audio
Symptom
Audio recordings
from digital video
camera sound is
distorted.
Problem
DVD is not set up properly.
Solution
Change settings in the DVDeck program.
1. From the Taskbar, click the Start
button.
2. Point to Programs, and DVDeck, and
then DVDeck.
3. Click the Options tab.
4. Click AVI Interleave Options button.
5. In the Interleave Factor area, change
the default setting to 4:1.
6. Click OK and close the window.
Audio CD or DVD
does not play.
See troubleshooting topic CD or DVD in this section.
Volume ¶ icon is
missing from
Windows Taskbar.
Multimedia settings have been
changed.
1. On the Taskbar, click the Start button.
2. Click Control Panel.
3. Double-click Multimedia.
4. Select the Show volume control on
taskbar option, and click OK.
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Troubleshooting Guide
Troubleshooting CD or DVD Problems
CD or DVD
Symptom
CD or DVD drive
cannot read a disc or
takes too long to
start.
Problem
Solution
CD has been inserted upside
down.
Reinsert the CD with the label facing up.
The DVD drive will take longer
to start because it has to
determine the type of media,
such as audio or video being
played, before it can begin
playing.
Wait at least 30 seconds to let the DVD
drive determine the type of media being
played. If disc still does not start, see the
solutions for related problems.
CD or DVD disc is dirty.
Clean CD or DVD with a CD cleaning kit
available in most computer stores.
Windows does not detect CD
or DVD driver.
1. On the Taskbar, click the Start button
and point to Settings.
2. Click Control Panel and double-click
System M icon.
3. Click the Device Manager tab.
4. Click the µ next to the CD or DVD
disc, and select the installed driver.
5. Click the Remove button, and click
OK twice.
6. Restart your Internet PC and let
Windows redetect the CD or DVD
driver.
Troubleshooting Guide
Troubleshooting Disk and Disk Drive Problems
Diskette Drive or Zip Drive
Symptom
Not reading drive:
“Abort, Retry, Fail?”
message appears.
Problem
A non-formatted diskette has
been inserted.
Solution
Format the diskette by following these
steps:
1. Double-click the My Computer G
icon on the desktop.
2. Select the 3 1/2 Floppy (A:) drive.
3. Click File, and point to Format.
4. Select desired options, and click Start
to begin formatting the diskette.
“Non-system disk or
disk error” message
is displayed.
Diskette is damaged.
Replace the diskette with a new one.
A diskette that does not
contain system files needed to
start your Internet PC has
been inserted in drive.
When drive activity stops, remove the
diskette and press the spacebar. System
should start up.
System files have been
damaged.
1. Insert a startup disk in the diskette
drive.
2. Restart your Internet PC.
3. At the A:\ prompt, type SYS C: and
press the Enter key. The following
message is displayed: ‘SYSTEM
TRANSFERRED’. This task will restore
the system files to your hard drive.
4. Restart your Internet PC.
Hard drive has failed.
Call a Compaq Authorized Service
Provider. Refer to your Warranty Statement
for details.
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Troubleshooting Guide
Diskette Drive or Zip Drive
Symptom
Diskette drive light
stays on.
Diskette drive
cannot save
information to
diskette.
Problem
Solution
Diskette has been improperly
inserted.
Remove the diskette and reinsert the
diskette as follows: Insert the edge with
the sliding cover into drive first face up,
and push all the way in until the diskette
stops.
Diskette is damaged.
Remove the diskette and reinsert a new
diskette. If a problem persists, run the
Windows Maintenance Wizard to repair the
drive. Refer to Maintaining Your Internet
PC in the User’s Guide.
Diskette is not formatted.
Format the diskette by following these
steps:
1. Double-click the My Computer G
icon on the desktop.
2. Select the 3 1/2 Floppy (A:) drive.
3. Click File, and point to Format.
4. Select desired options, and click Start
to begin formatting the diskette.
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 size.
File save command not
properly executed.
When saving information to the diskette
drive, verify you are using the correct drive
letter.
Diskette is damaged.
Replace the damaged diskette.
Diskette drive has failed.
Call a Compaq Authorized Service
Provider. Refer to your Warranty Statement
for details.
Troubleshooting Guide
Diskette Drive or Zip Drive
Symptom
Diskette drive
cannot read a
diskette.
Problem
Diskette is not formatted.
Solution
Format the diskette by following these
steps:
1. Double-click the My Computer G
icon on the desktop.
2. Select the 3 1/2 Floppy (A:) drive.
3. Click File, and point to Format.
4. Select desired options, and click Start
to begin formatting the diskette.
Zip drive (available
on select models)
cannot read a disk.
Zip drive (available
on select models)
indicator light
continuously blinks.
The wrong diskette type is
being used.
Check the type of drive you have and use
the correct diskette type.
Diskette drive has failed.
Call a Compaq Authorized Service
Provider. Refer to your Warranty Statement
for details.
Windows does not detect Zip
driver.
Reinstall your Zip drive driver.
Wrong disk is being used.
Verify the disk you have inserted is a Zip
disk and is compatible with your Zip drive.
Windows is not enabled.
Zip drive cannot be used in DOS mode.
Zip disk is not inserted
properly.
Push the Disk Eject button to remove
disk, and then reinsert it.
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Troubleshooting Guide
Troubleshooting Display (Monitor) Problems
Display
Symptom
Problem
Solution
Screen is blank and
monitor power light
is not lit.
Monitor power cable is not
connected to monitor or wall
outlet.
Reconnect the monitor’s power plug on
rear of monitor and wall outlet.
Screen is blank.
Monitor is not turned on.
Press the monitor’s Power button.
Monitor connector cable is not
properly connected to rear of
Internet PC.
Inspect the monitor’s video connector for
bent pins. If bent pins do not exist,
reconnect the monitor connector cable on
rear of Internet PC.
Screen saver is enabled.
Press any key or move mouse to make
screen display.
Internet PC is in Sleep mode.
This mode is identified when
the power status light on the
front of your Internet PC turns
amber.
Press the Power button to wake your
Internet PC.
If you are using a Flat-Panel
Monitor (available on select
models), you may need a
Digital Video Interface and
connector.
Call a Compaq Authorized Service
Provider. Refer to your Warranty Statement
for details.
Troubleshooting Guide
Display
Symptom
Display only fills part
of the screen.
Problem
If you are using a Flat-Panel
Monitor (available on select
models), your resolution
settings are not set properly.
Solution
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 Display area, click the
resolution slider for the Screen and
drag it to the right. Repeat this step
for the Desktop resolution slider.
Increase the resolutions to the
maximum allowable.
6. Click OK to accept the new settings
then close the Control Panel window.
Display is too faint.
Brightness and contrast
controls are not set properly.
Adjust the brightness and contrast controls
on your monitor.
Resolution cannot be
adjusted to desired
setting.
Windows does not detect
display driver.
1. On the Taskbar, click the Start button
and point to Settings.
2. Click Control Panel.
3. Double-click the System G icon.
4. Click the Device Manager tab.
5. Click the µ next to Display Adapters
and select the installed display
adapter.
6. Click the Remove button, and click
OK.
7. Restart your Internet PC and let
Windows redetect the display driver.
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Troubleshooting Guide
Troubleshooting Fax Modem Problems
Fax Modem
Symptom
Problem
Solution
Cannot send or
receive faxes.
Fax modem is not connected
properly.
Reconnect the fax modem, verifying the
following connections: Telephone Line to
Telephone (for external phone sets) and
Telephone Line to Wall Jack (from Internet
PC to wall).
Connection has
failed.
Ten-digit phone number is not
properly entered or number
being dialed is not a fax
number.
Verify whether mandatory area code is
included in number being dialed or correct
fax number is being dialed.
Internet PC is turned off or
third-party program is closed.
Some third-party fax software can only be
used to receive faxes when the program is
open.
Fax modem has failed.
Call a Compaq Authorized Service
Provider. Refer to your Warranty Statement
for details.
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Fax Modem
Symptom
Fax starts to send
but quits before the
transmission is
complete.
Problem
Solution
Line connection failure.
Redial the fax number to send fax again.
Call waiting enabled on line.
Refer to third-party software for
instructions on how to disable call waiting,
or contact your local telephone company.
Third-party fax software does
not detect the fax modem
driver.
Verify correct fax modem speed and COM
port are selected.
1. Click the Start button and point to
Settings.
2. Click Control Panel and double-click
Modems.
3. Windows will detect the modem you
have installed. Click the Properties
button.
4. Verify that the correct modem port is
set and the maximum speed of your
modem is selected. Reset these
settings if necessary, and click OK.
5. Close the Control Panel window.
Third party fax software is
conflicting with another
program.
Close all programs, except the fax
software, and redial the fax number.
The receiver for another
telephone on the same line
was picked up.
Verify all telephone handsets on the same
line are on the receiver.
Fax machine where call is
being placed has run out of
paper.
Call location where the fax is being sent,
and ask if the fax machine has paper.
Internet PC needs repair.
Call a Compaq Authorized Service
Provider. Refer to your Warranty Statement
for details.
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Troubleshooting Guide
Troubleshooting Game Problems
Games
Symptom
Game crashes
frequently.
Graphic distortion or
blank screen exists
during game’s
introduction.
Problem
Solution
Minimum hardware or
software requirements set by
Game manufacturer have not
been met.
Review the game documentation or
packaging for minimum requirements.
Game was not set up properly
when installed.
Reinstall the program, noting any settings
and default selections that pertain to your
Internet PC, and restart the game.
Incorrect version of game.
Contact game manufacturer for updated
version of game.
Troubleshooting Hard Drive Problems
Hard Drive
Symptom
Problem
Solution
Internet PC seems to
have locked up.
Program in use has stopped
responding to commands.
Attempt a normal Windows shutdown.
If this fails, restart your Internet PC by
pressing the Power button for 4 or more
seconds to power it off. To restart your
Internet PC, press the Power button again.
Hard drive error
message is
displayed.
Part of hard drive has failed.
Run the Windows Maintenance Wizard to
repair the drive. Refer to Maintaining Your
Internet PC in the User’s Guide.
Hard drive fault
protection error
message is
displayed.
Part of hard drive has potential
to fail or could already have
failed.
Call a Compaq Authorized Service
Provider. Refer to your Warranty Statement
for details.
Insufficient memory
message is
displayed.
All memory in Internet PC is
being used by open programs
and memory is needed for
desired task.
Close one or more programs and retry.
It may also be necessary to restart
Windows to recover memory should this
fail.
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Troubleshooting Internet Access Problems
Internet
Symptom
Cannot connect to
the Internet.
Problem
Solution
Internet Service Provider (ISP)
account is not set up properly.
Verify Internet settings, or contact your ISP
for assistance.
Modem is not set up properly.
Reconnect the modem, verifying the
following connections: Telephone Line to
Telephone (for external phone sets) and
Telephone Line to Wall Jack (from Internet
PC to wall).
Web browser is not set up
properly.
Verify your Web browser is installed and
set up to work with your ISP.
Internet keyboard failed.
Call a Compaq Authorized Service
Provider. Refer to your Warranty Statement
for details.
Cannot
automatically launch
Internet programs.
If using America Online (AOL)
as your ISP, you must log in to
AOL before some programs
will start.
Log in to AOL and launch your desired
program.
Cannot use the
Internet because the
fax modem is busy
or no dial tone
found.
Telephone or modem line
connections are not connected
properly.
Reconnect the modem, verifying the
following connections: Telephone Line to
Telephone (for external phone sets) and
Telephone Line to Wall Jack (from Internet
PC to wall).
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 have not been
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.
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Troubleshooting Guide
Internet
Symptom
Internet takes too
long to download
Web sites.
Problem
Modem is not set up properly.
Solution
Verify correct modem speed and COM port
are selected.
1. Click the Start button and point to
Settings.
2. Click Control Panel and double-click
Modems.
3. Windows will detect the modem you
have installed. Click the Properties
button.
4. Verify that the correct modem port is
set and the maximum speed of your
modem is selected. Reset these
settings if necessary, and click OK.
5. Close the Control Panel window.
Troubleshooting Keyboard and Mouse Problems
Keyboard and Mouse
Symptom
Keyboard commands
and typing are not
recognized by
Internet PC.
Problem
Keyboard connector is not
properly connected.
Solution
1. Shut down your Internet PC using your
mouse.
2. On the Taskbar, click the Start button.
3. Click Shut Down...
4. Select the Shut down option and click
OK.
5. After the shutdown is complete,
reconnect the keyboard connector on
the rear of your Internet PC and restart
the computer.
Program in use has stopped
responding to commands.
Shut down your Internet PC using your
mouse. Refer to the problem “Keyboard
connector is not properly connected.”
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Keyboard and Mouse
Symptom
Mouse does not
respond to
movement or is too
slow.
Problem
Solution
Keyboard needs repair.
Call a Compaq Authorized Service
Provider. Refer to your Warranty Statement
for details.
Mouse connector is not
properly connected.
Shut down your Internet PC 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).
4. Click OK.
After the shutdown is complete, reconnect
the mouse connector on the rear of your
Internet PC and restart the computer.
Mouse will only
move vertically or
horizontally.
Mouse roller ball is dirty.
Remove roller ball cover from bottom of
mouse and clean with mouse cleaning kit
available in most computer stores.
Program in use has stopped
responding to commands.
Shut down your Internet PC using your
keyboard. Refer to the problem “Mouse
connector is not properly connected” for
details on how to shut down using your
keyboard.
Mouse roller ball is dirty.
Remove roller ball cover from bottom of
mouse and clean with mouse cleaning kit
available in most computer stores.
Mouse needs repair.
Replace mouse. Call a Compaq Authorized
Service Provider. See your Warranty
Statement for details.
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Troubleshooting Guide
Troubleshooting Memory Problems
Memory
Symptom
Memory parity error.
Problem
Solution
Wrong memory modules were
used in upgrade.
Review Upgrading Your Internet PC that
came with your Internet PC to verify the
correct type of memory modules to use.
Memory modules failed.
Call a Compaq Authorized Service
Provider. Refer to your Warranty Statement
for details.
Troubleshooting Power Problems
Power
Symptom
Internet PC will not
turn on.
Problem
Solution
Power button on the front of
your Internet PC has not been
pressed.
Press the Power button on the front of
your Internet PC.
Power plug is not properly
connected to back of Internet
PC or wall outlet.
Reconnect the power plug to rear of
Internet PC and wall outlet.
Line voltage selection switch
is not in the proper position for
your region (115V/230V).
Refer to Checking Your Connections in the
User’s Guide, or call a Compaq Authorized
Service Provider for assistance. Refer to
your Warranty Statement for details.
Wall outlet is bad.
Test the outlet by connecting a different
electrical device to outlet.
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Power
Symptom
Internet PC will not
start.
Problem
System files may have been
damaged. You will need to
insert a startup disk or
Windows Startup disk to
restart your Internet PC.
Solution
1. Insert a startup disk in the diskette
drive.
2. Restart your Internet PC.
3. At the A:\ prompt, type SYS C: and
press the Enter key. The following
message will be displayed: ‘SYSTEM
TRANSFERRED’. This task will restore
the system files to your hard drive.
4. Restart your Internet PC.
If this task does not restart your Internet
PC, call a Compaq Authorized Service
Provider. Refer to your Warranty Statement
for details.
Wrong memory modules were
used in upgrade, or memory
modules were installed in the
wrong location.
Verify the installation of memory modules
by calling a Compaq Authorized Service
Provider. Refer to your Warranty Statement
for details.
Hard drive has been damaged.
Call a Compaq Authorized Service
Provider. Refer to your Warranty Statement
for details.
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Troubleshooting Guide
Power
Symptom
“Illegal Operation
has Occurred” error
message is
displayed.
“Non-system disk or
disk error” message
is displayed.
Problem
Solution
Program being used is not
certified for Windows by
Microsoft.
Verify program is certified by Microsoft
(see program packaging for this
information).
Configuration files are corrupt
If possible, save all data, close all
programs, and restart your Internet PC.
If the error message returns you may need
to back up your personal data and use the
Quick Restore utility. See Understanding
Your Service and Support Options for
details.
a WARNING: Quick Restore reformats
your hard drive, all files will be lost.
A diskette that does not
contain system files needed to
start your Internet PC has
been inserted in drive.
When drive activity stops, remove the
diskette and press the spacebar. Your
Internet PC will start up.
Disk error has occurred.
Restart your Internet PC. If the error
returns, see the next problem “System
files have been damaged.”
System files have been
damaged.
1. Insert a startup disk in the diskette
drive.
2. Restart your Internet PC.
3. At the A:\ prompt, type SYS C: and
press the Enter key. The following
message will be displayed:‘SYSTEM
TRANSFERRED’. This task will restore
the system files to your hard drive.
4. Restart your Internet PC.
Hard drive has failed.
Call a Compaq Authorized Service
Provider. Refer to your Warranty Statement
for details.
Troubleshooting Guide
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Troubleshooting Printer Problems
(see your printer manual for additional information)
Printer
Symptom
Printer prints only in
red or colors other
than black.
Problem
Printer cartridge is out of black
ink.
Solution
Replace the printer cartridge.
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Do not attempt to install your printer
cartridge by moving the printer carriage
manually.
1. On the Window taskbar, click Start.
2. Click Programs.
3. Select the printer model you have
installed on your PC.
4. Select the Cartridges tab.
5. In the Cartridge pull-down box,
choose the cartridge you want to
install.
6. In the Action pull-down box, select the
action you want.
7. Click Install/Reinstall Cartridge. The
cartridge carriage moves to the
loading position in the middle of the
printer.
8. Lift the printer access door.
9. Remove the old cartridge if necessary
and install the new cartridge.
10. Close the printer access door.
11. Click Continue.
Printer seems to be
printing, but no
characters appear
on the paper.
The print cartridge may be out
of ink.
Replace the cartridge by following the
directions in the preceding box.
Print cartridge nozzle may be
blocked.
Be sure the tape covering the nozzle of the
print cartridge has been removed.
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Troubleshooting Guide
Printer
Symptom
Poor print quality.
Problem
Solution
Cartridge may be running out
of ink.
Replace cartridge by following the
preceding directions.
Cartridge nozzles may need
cleaning.
1. Click Start.
2. Click Programs.
3. Select the printer model you have
installed on your PC.
4. Select Printer Control.
5. Click the Cartridges tab.
6. Select Clean Print Nozzles. The
cleaning pattern prints.
7. Follow the test instructions on the
screen to obtain satisfactory print
quality. You may need to run the test
as many as three times.
8. If the print quality is not satisfactory,
reinstall the print cartridge and rerun
the test.
9. If the quality is still unsatisfactory,
wipe the print cartridge nozzles.
Cartridge needs to be aligned.
1. Click Start.
2. Click Programs.
3. Select the printer model you have
installed on your PC.
4. Select Printer Control.
5. Select the Cartridges tab.
6. Click the Align Cartridges button. The
cartridge alignment page prints.
Follow the instructions on the screen
to test and correct the alignment of
your print cartridge.
7. Click OK.
Troubleshooting Guide
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Printer
Symptom
Poor print quality.
Problem
Drivers are improperly
installed.
Solution
Uninstall and reinstall the printer drivers.
To uninstall the printer drivers, complete
the following steps:
1. On the Window taskbar, click Start.
2. Click Programs.
3. Select your printer model.
4. Click Uninstall Drivers.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen.
The program will uninstall your printer
drivers.
To reinstall the printer drivers, insert the
Inkjet Printer Driver CD that came with
your printer into the CD-ROM drive. On
some systems the installation program will
run automatically if you follow the
instructions on the screen. To run the
setup program manually, complete the
following steps:
1. From the Windows taskbar, click
Start.
2. Select Programs.
3. Select Windows Explorer.
4. Select the CD-ROM drive that contains
the printer driver CD.
5. Double click the file Setup.exe to run
the setup program.
6. Follow the instructions on the screen.
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Troubleshooting Guide
Contacting a Compaq Authorized Service Provider
If you were unable to fix your Internet PC using this troubleshooting guide, refer to
the Warranty Statement that came with your computer for the technical support
telephone numbers.
Index-1
Index
A
Animate text 4-3
B
buttons
Instant Answer 8-7
D
diagnostics 8-1
Digital Creativity Imaging Center
overview 4-1
digital interface 4-1
diskette
troubleshooting 9-18
drivers 8-10, 8-11
installing new 8-10
reinstalling deleted drivers 8-11
DVD
troubleshooting 9-4
E
C
Capture media 4-3
CD
troubleshooting 9-4
CD Read/Write Drive
Features 5-1
Just!burn Software 5-1
CD-R 5-1
CD-RW 5-1
just!burn CD Assistant 5-2
CD!backup 5-3
just!audio 5-3
just!data 5-3
PacketCD 5-2
Compaq Remote Support 8-2
Compaq Service Connection
overview 8-5
Compaq Support 8-1
Compaq Remote Support 8-2
diagnostic testing equipment 8-4
Diagnostics 8-1, 8-3
Internet Support 8-2
McAfee Anti-Virus 8-2
QuickRestore 8-2
Remote Support 8-1
Service Connection 8-1
System Record 8-1
Edit video 4-3
F
fax
troubleshooting 9-10
fixing problems 9-1
flat-panel monitor
troubleshooting 9-8
G
game
troubleshooting 9-12
I
IEEE-1394 connector 4-2
installing hardware 8-10
Instant Answer button 8-7
Internet service provider
troubleshooting 9-13
Internet Support 8-2, 8-7
ISP
troubleshooting 9-13
J
just!burn software 5-2
Index-2
K
S
keyboard
Community 3-2
function keys (F1 through F12) 3-6
Instant Answer 3-3
Instant E-Mail 3-2
Instant Internet 3-2
Instant Search 3-2
Launch button 3-5
Multimedia Easy Access buttons 3-4
My Presario 3-2
Online MarketPlace 3-3
Quick Print button 3-5
Retail Central 3-3
Secure E-Commerce/Featured Web
Site 3-3
Sleep button 3-5
standard keyboard keys 3-6
status lights 3-8
screen
troubleshooting 9-8
Selective QuickRestore
Full Restore 8-8
serial numbers 1-3
Service Connection 8-1
sound
troubleshooting 9-2
speaker cable
troubleshooting 9-2
special effects and transitions 4-3
S-Video connector 6-1
System Record 8-1, 8-5
Base.log 8-5
Now.log 8-5
M
McAfee Anti-Virus
free software updates 8-2
McAfee Anti-Virus 8-2
Mix audio 4-3
modem
troubleshooting 9-10
monitor
troubleshooting 9-8
P
problems
solving common 9-1
Q
QuickRestore 8-2
R
remote support 8-1
T
testing equipment
complete 8-4
custom 8-4
quick 8-4
text conventions 1-1
troubleshooting 9-1
CD 9-4
diskette 9-18
DVD 9-4
fax 9-10
flat-panel monitor 9-8
games 9-12
helpful hints 9-1
modem 9-10
monitor 9-8
screen 9-8
sound 9-2
speaker cable 9-2
volume 9-2
Zip disk 9-7
Zip drive 9-7
TV Out connection 6-1
Index-3
U
upgrading
additional memory 7-21
AGP card 7-13
chassis cage 7-4
diskette or zip drive 7-19
expansion cards 7-9
hard drive 7-15
memory modules 7-21
real-time clock battery 7-24
removing a battery 7-25
removing the cover 7-5
replacing the cover 7-6
V
video animation 4-3
VideoWave III 4-3
virus
McAfee Anti-Virus 8-2
volume
troubleshooting 9-2
Z
Zip disk
troubleshooting 9-7
Zip drive 9-7
troubleshooting 9-7
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