Compaq 800 Laptop User Manual

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Presario
Mobile Internet-PC
Beyond Setup Guide
800 Series
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© 2001 Compaq Computer Corporation.
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209713-001
Presario Mobile Internet PC
Beyond Setup Guide
800 Series
Notice
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Compaq Presario Mobile Internet PC 800 Series
First Edition (February 2001)
Part Number 209713-001
CONTENTS
Chapter 1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1
Where Can I Find Information?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Printed Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2
Symbols and Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
Disconnecting Your Notebook from
the Power Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-5
Chapter 2 Your Notebook at a Glance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1
Front of Your Presario Notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Components on Front . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2
Lower Front Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
Internet Zone Buttons and Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3
Function Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
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Left Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Components on Left Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Diskette, CD, DVD, or CD-RW Drive
for Left Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6
Right Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Components on Right Side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7
Back Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
Components on Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-8
Underside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9
Components on Underside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-9
Chapter 3 Using Your Notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1
Power On! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Plugging and Unplugging AC Power . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Turning Your Notebook On and Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-3
Using Battery Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4
Optimizing Processor Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
TouchPad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6
Using the TouchPad Instead of a Mouse . . . . . . . . 3-6
Tapping and Double-Tapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7
Edge Motion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Display Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
Changing Resolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9
Adjusting Brightness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10
Internet Zone Buttons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11
Reprogramming the Internet Zone Buttons . . . . . . 3-11
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Storage Drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12
Identifying Your Storage Drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12
Using the Diskette Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13
Communication Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-14
Using the Modem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-14
Using the LAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-15
Infrared Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16
Connecting an IR Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-16
Security. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17
Using the Security Slot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17
Power-On Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17
Chapter 4 Common Tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
Anti-Virus Software. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Using Anti-Virus Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Recognizing a Computer Virus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
Removing a Virus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-3
Software and Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
Adding and Removing Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
Attaching Hardware Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-6
Chapter 5 Using the CD or DVD Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-1
CD or DVD Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Connecting the CD or DVD Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Inserting a Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2
Removing a Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3
Manually Ejecting a Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-4
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Audio CDs and Video Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
Playing Audio CDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5
DVDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
Playing Non-DVD Video Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-7
Using the DVD Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-8
Using “Regionalized” DVDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-12
Video Display Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-14
Showing and Hiding the DVD Panel . . . . . . . . . . . 5-14
Zooming the View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-14
CD-RW Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-15
Installing Adaptec Easy CD Creator™ 4
(available on select models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-15
Using Adaptec Easy CD Creator 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-17
Preventing Buffer Underrun Errors . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-20
Accessing Easy CD Creator 4 User Information . . 5-21
Chapter 6 Let’s Go Surfing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1
Basic Concepts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
What is the Internet? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2
What is the World Wide Web? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3
Browsers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
What is a Browser? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
Using Microsoft Internet Explorer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
Search Engines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9
Choosing a Search Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9
Using a Search Engine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10
Searching on the Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-11
Accessing Files from the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-12
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Chapter 7 Caring for Your Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-1
Battery Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2
Using the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2
Storing the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2
Recycling the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3
Battery Calibration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4
Calibrating the Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-4
Maximizing Battery Operating Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-6
Fixing a Low-Battery Condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-7
Power Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-9
Saving Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-9
What is Power Management? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-9
Chapter 8 Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-1
Preventive Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
Cleaning Your Notebook’s Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
Cleaning the Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-2
Cleaning the Display Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-3
Cleaning the TouchPad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-3
Caring for Your Presario Notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-4
Backup Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-5
Using Backup Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-5
Hard Disk Errors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-6
Using ScanDisk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-6
Using Disk Cleanup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-6
Deleting Stored Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-7
Defragmenting Your Hard Disk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-7
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Hard Disk Space Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8
Checking the Hard Disk Space . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8
Deleting Unnecessary Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-8
Using the Recycle Bin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9
Chapter 9 Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-1
Basic Solutions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2
Helpful Hints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2
Finding Solutions Quickly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-2
Frequently Asked Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-3
General Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-3
Display Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-4
Questions about Sound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-5
Questions about Movies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-6
Questions about Peripherals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-6
Questions about Upgrades . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-6
Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-7
Solution Tables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-9
Audio and Video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-9
Battery and Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-11
Mass-Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-15
Game and Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-19
Keyboard and TouchPad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-21
Memory and PC Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-24
Glossary
Index
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Introduction
In This Chapter
Where Can I Find
Information?, 1-2
Symbols and Graphics, 1-4
Safety, 1-5
Congratulations! As the owner of a new Presario Notebook
computer, you have joined the world-wide community of mobile
computer users. Once your Notebook is set up and connected to
the Internet, you can explore vast regions of information,
entertainment, and services online.
The Beyond Setup Guide is designed for both experienced
computer users and beginners. This easy-to-scan guide helps
you find the information you want as quickly as possible.
It’s also designed to familiarize you with the following:
•
Features you’ll want to
try during the first few
days or weeks
•
Keeping your Notebook
running smoothly
•
Solving common problems
as they occur
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INTRODUCTION 1-1
Where Can
I Find
Information?
This section describes
the documentation that
came in the box with
your new Notebook.
Printed Documents
Your new Presario Notebook computer came with printed
documents containing helpful reference information.
If you have access to the Internet, you can also view
these and other documents on the Compaq Web site at
www.compaq.com/mypresario.
Note: Additional documents to those described here may vary per region.
Beyond Setup Guide
See also
The Compaq Web site is
available worldwide. As you
explore the Internet, stop at the
following address for
information about products,
services, and special offers:
www.compaq.com
This easy-to-scan guide explains how to set up your Notebook
and get acquainted with its features. It also introduces:
•
Common computer tasks
•
The Internet
•
Notebook maintenance
•
Solutions for computer problems
Did you know...
The Beyond Setup Guide is
also available on the Compaq
Web site:
www.compaq.com/mypresario
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Safety and Comfort Guide
This document explains how to protect your equipment from
damage, protect yourself from injury, and ensure your comfort
while using your Notebook.
Warranty Certificate
The warranty details the Compaq commitment to service during
the warranty period. Keep the warranty certificate in a safe place
for future reference.
Presario Operating System Manual
The Presario Operating System Manual explains how to
communicate with your Notebook using the Microsoft®
Windows® operating system. It also introduces:
•
File Management, which covers creating, saving, deleting,
renaming, and moving files
•
Customizing the Windows desktop
•
Using the Windows online Help
Note: The illustrations shown and the features described in this document
may differ slightly from your Presario Notebook computer.
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Symbols and
Graphics
Symbols
The following words and symbols have special meaning in this
guide and in the electronic documentation:
Did you know...
Important information that
may help you to solve a
problem.
Tip
Helpful hints that make
using your Notebook
easier and faster.
See also
Another document or another
page in this document that has
related information.
Warning
Failure to follow directions
may result in bodily harm or
loss of life.
€ Caution:
Failure to follow directions
may result in equipment
damage or data loss.
Graphics
The illustrations shown and the features described in this
document may differ slightly from your Presario Notebook
computer.
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Safety
Warning
To reduce the risk of electric
shock and damage to the
equipment, read the Safety and
Comfort document.
Did you know...
To protect your equipment
from power surges, plug all
power cords into a high-quality
surge protector. If you have a
dedicated telephone line for
the modem, buy a surge
protector with a telephone
jack.
Tip
After your Notebook is
safely disconnected from
AC power and the phone line,
you can run your Notebook
on battery power.
Disconnecting Your Notebook from the
Power Source
To shut down your Notebook properly, complete the
following steps:
1. Close all open programs.
2. On the Windows taskbar, click Start, then click
Shut Down … The Shut down Windows dialog box
is displayed.
3. Select the Shut down option.
Note: If the Notebook does not turn off automatically, then press and hold
the Power button until it shuts down.
4. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet and unplug the
modem line from the wall jack.
Protecting Your Notebook During an Electrical Storm
During an electrical storm, you should take the following
precautions to protect your Notebook from damage. You should
immediately disconnect your Notebook from the power source.
•
If you are not using a surge protector, unplug all power cords
from the wall outlets.
•
Disconnect your Notebook from the wall outlets.
•
Turn off the power button on all surge protectors.
•
If a telephone line from your Notebook is plugged directly
into the wall jack (without going through a surge protector),
unplug the line from the wall jack.
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Your
Notebook
at a Glance
In This Chapter
Before you begin using your new Presario Notebook, you’ll want
to look at some of the basic components.
Front of Your Presario
Notebook, 2-2
Left Panel, 2-6
Right Panel, 2-7
Back Panel, 2-8
Underside, 2-9
To open your new Notebook, slide the 1 Display Release Latch
and gently lift the lid up.
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YOUR NOTEBOOK AT A GLANCE 2-1
Front of
Your Presario
Notebook
Components on Front
Open the front of your
Notebook and take a look at
these components:
•
Components on Front
•
Lower Front Panel
•
Internet Zone Buttons
and Lights
•
Function Keys
See also
“Turning Your Notebook On
and Off” later in this guide to
learn more about how to start
and shut down your Notebook.
See also
1 Microphone
6 Scroll Button
2 Keyboard
7 Right TouchPad Button
3 TouchPad
8 Power Button
4 Speakers
9 Display
5 Left TouchPad Button
- Display Release Latch
“Using the TouchPad Instead
of a Mouse” later in this guide
for more information on using
the TouchPad.
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Lower Front Panel
1 Volume Down Button
4 Headphone Jack
2 Volume Up Button
5 AC Adapter Light
3 Microphone Jack
6 Battery Charging Light
Internet Zone Buttons and Lights
See also
“Reprogramming the Internet
Zone Buttons” later in this
guide to learn how to
program these buttons
to suit your needs.
1 Network Status Light
6 Digital Audio Button
2 Hard Disk Light
7 Instant Internet Access Button
3 Num Lock Light
8 My Presario Button
4 Caps Lock Light
9 Retail Central Button
5 Scroll Lock Light
- Instant E-Mail Button
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YOUR NOTEBOOK AT A GLANCE 2-3
Note: Before using the Internet Zone Buttons, you must have access to the
Internet.
Button
2-4 YOUR NOTEBOOK AT A GLANCE
Button Description
Default Button Action
M
Æ
Digital Audio
Launches Windows Media Player
to play MP3 music.
Instant Internet Access
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.
Ë
My Presario
Connects instantly to Compaq for
product information, helpful hints,
performance updates, service,
and more.
B
Retail Central
Provides instant connection to
your Notebook store and a variety
of leading consumer companies.
Ä
Instant E-mail
Provides you with one-touch
access for sending and reading
your e-mail.
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Function Keys
The following keys have already been assigned:
Button
Description
F1
User programmable favorite launch key
F2
User programmable favorite launch key
F3
Switches between the display and external monitor in the
following order:
• Display
• External Monitor
• Display and External Monitor
F4
Sleep
F5
Audio mute
F6
Display on/off
F7
Brightness control down
F8
Brightness control up
F9
CD or DVD play/pause
F10
CD or DVD stop
F11
CD or DVD previous track
F12
CD or DVD next track
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YOUR NOTEBOOK AT A GLANCE 2-5
Left Panel
Components on Left Side
Take a look at the left side
of your Notebook. This is
where the USB ports, CD,
DVD, or CD-RW drive port,
modem and Ethernet ports,
1394 port and PC card slot
are located.
Did you know...
PC Cards are credit card-sized
removable options that
expand the capability
of your Notebook.
See also
“CD-RW Basics” later in
this guide for more information
on CD-RW.
2-6 YOUR NOTEBOOK AT A GLANCE
1 USB Port
5 Ethernet Port
2 CD, DVD, or CD-RW Drive Port
6 Modem Port
3 PC Card Slot (Type II)
7 1394 Port
4 PC Card Eject Button
Diskette, CD, DVD, or CD-RW Drive
for Left Side
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Right Panel
Components on Right Side
Take a look at the right side
of your Notebook. This is
where the AC adapter
connector and IR port
are located.
1 Air Vent
3 AC Adapter Connector
2 IR Port
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YOUR NOTEBOOK AT A GLANCE 2-7
Back Panel
Components on Back
Take a look at the back of
your Notebook. This is
where you connect an
external monitor.
See also
“Attaching Hardware Devices”
later in this guide for more
information on attaching
external devices.
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1 External Monitor (VGA) Port
2 Security Slot
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Underside
Components on Underside
Here’s what’s on the
underside of your Notebook.
This is where the memory
compartment and battery are
located.
Tip
Before calling Compaq
Customer Support you will
need the serial number from
the underside of your
Notebook.
See also
“Using Battery Power” later in
this guide for more information
about the Battery
Release Switch.
1 Battery
5 Microsoft COA
2 Battery Stopper
6 Memory Compartment
3 Serial Number
7 Battery Release Switch
4 Model Number
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Using Your
Notebook
In This Chapter
Your Presario Notebook computer is designed for easy setup,
use, and upgrading. In this chapter, you’ll become familiar with
your Notebook features.
Power On!, 3-2
TouchPad, 3-6
Display Options, 3-9
Internet Zone Buttons, 3-11
Storage Drives, 3-12
Communication Feature,
3-14
Infrared Feature, 3-16
Security, 3-17
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Power On!
Plugging and Unplugging AC Power
This section helps you get
your Notebook set up
and running.
Do’s
•
Ensure that you can reach
the electrical outlet easily.
•
Plugging and
Unplugging AC Power
•
•
Turning Your Notebook
On and Off
Unplug the AC adapter from
the electrical outlet when
you want to disconnect AC
power from your Notebook.
•
Using Battery Power
•
•
Optimizing Processor
Speed
When unplugging from the
electrical outlet, grasp the
cord by the plug.
Don’ts
See also
The Easy Setup Poster and
the “Government Approvals”
section in the Safety and
Comfort Guide for worldwide
power cord information.
Warning
To reduce the risk of electrical
shock, fire, or damage to the
equipment, do not use
converter kits sold for
appliances to power your
Notebook. Use only the
Compaq adapter that came
with your Notebook or a
Compaq replacement part.
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•
Do not leave the AC adapter plugged into the electrical
outlet when it is not connected to your Notebook.
•
Do not place anything on power cords or cables. Arrange
them so that no one accidentally steps on or trips over them.
Surge Protectors
Using surge protectors and line conditioners can substantially
reduce the risk of electrical shock and aid in protecting your
Notebook from power-source problems.
During a power surge, the voltage level of electricity coming
into your Notebook can increase and cause data loss or system
damage. Protect your Notebook and peripherals by connecting
them to a surge suppressor, which absorbs voltage surges and
prevents them from reaching your Notebook.
€ Caution: High voltages can enter your Notebook through the
phone line connected to the modem. To protect your Notebook
during electrical storms, use a telephone line surge protector.
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Why Use AC Power When I’ve Got a Battery?
When you’re not on the go, you’ll want to use your Notebook’s
AC adapter to supply power. This ensures that the battery is
always charged.
When your Notebook does not have a charged battery, you
should save your work and turn off your Notebook before
unplugging it from the AC power supply.
Turning Your Notebook On and Off
Did you know...
When a charged battery is in
your Notebook, you can simply
unplug it from AC power. Your
Notebook automatically
switches to battery power.
Did you know...
Hibernation is a state of
no-power consumption.
When your Notebook enters
this mode, the contents of the
memory are saved to the
hard disk and your Notebook
powers off.
To turn on your Notebook, press the
Power » button, which is located at
the top of the keyboard.
To turn off your Notebook properly,
complete the following steps:
1. Save your work and exit all
open programs.
2. Click the Start button, then click Shut Down, and select the
Shut down option.
3. Click the OK button. After a few seconds, your Notebook
will turn off.
Note: If your Notebook is not responding, press and hold down the
Power button until your Notebook shuts down.
Power Button Functionality
When your Notebook is on, pressing the Power » button places
your Notebook in Hibernation mode. The settings for the Power
button are as follows:
•
Press and release once to enter Hibernation mode
•
Press and hold down to shut down your Notebook
Note: You should only press and hold down the Power » button to shut
down your Notebook if it is locked up or not responding. Compaq does
not recommend that you turn off your Notebook using this method under
normal circumstances. To turn off your Notebook properly, refer to the
procedure above.
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Using Battery Power
Warning
Your Notebook contains a
lithium-ion battery pack.
Improper handling of the
battery pack can result in fire
and chemical burns. Do not
disassemble, crush, puncture,
short external contacts, dispose
of in water or fire, or expose it
to temperatures higher than
140 °F (60 °C). Replace only
with the Compaq battery pack
specified for your Notebook.
Connecting and Removing the Battery
To connect the battery to your Notebook, place your Notebook
upside down and position the battery so that the side with the
label is turned down. Unlock the Battery Stopper first. Connect
the battery to your Notebook until it snaps into place. Then lock
the Battery Stopper.
To remove the battery, complete the following steps:
1. Save your files.
2. If the AC adapter is not connected, turn off your Notebook.
3. Unlock the Battery Stopper.
See also
“Components on Underside”
in Chapter 2 of this guide for
help in locating the Battery
Stopper and Battery
Release Switch.
4. Slide and hold the Battery Release Switch on the underside
of your Notebook to the back.
5. Pull the battery out.
See also
“Caring for Your Battery”
later in this guide.
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Charging the Battery
Did you know...
The battery charges whether
your Notebook is on or off.
It continues charging until the
battery is fully charged or the
AC power is disconnected.
Tip
The battery will lose its
charge gradually if not used
for a long time.
To charge the battery, connect the battery to
your Notebook and connect your Notebook to
AC power. Leave your Notebook plugged into
the electrical outlet until the Battery Charging
icon glows green. This ensures that the
battery is fully charged.
Note: If you will not be using your Notebook for an
extended period of time, Compaq recommends that you unplug the electrical
cord from the outlet and remove the battery while your Notebook is not
in use.
Optimizing Processor Speed
Some Presario Notebook models use the Pentium® III Processor
featuring Intel® SpeedStepTM Technology. This technology
gives you the capability to optimize your Notebook’s processor
speeds based on the power source in use.
The default SpeedStep icons for each power source are
listed below:
The checkered flag icon in the system tray on the
Windows taskbar indicates External AC Power and
Maximum Performance.
Did you know...
When maximum performance
is selected, the processor
operates at full (100 %) speed.
When battery optimized mode
is selected, the processor
operates at approximately
80 % of the maximum
performance mode.
The non-checkered flag icon in the system tray
on the Windows taskbar indicates Battery
Optimized Performance.
To change the setting for either
power source, AC or battery,
right-click the SpeedStep icon in
the System Tray and select either
Battery Optimized Performance
or Maximum Performance.
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TouchPad
Using the TouchPad Instead of a Mouse
In this section you’ll learn
how to select, click
and double-click with
the TouchPad:
Just like the mouse, the TouchPad
lets you draw lines or point to items
on the Windows desktop. Try
dragging the pointer across the
screen by gently dragging your
finger across the TouchPad.
•
Using the TouchPad
Instead of a Mouse
•
Tapping and
Double-Tapping
•
Edge Motion
See also
“Preventive Maintenance”
later in this guide for tips on
keeping your TouchPad clean.
Left-Click
To left-click, press the Left TouchPad button. It is located
directly below the TouchPad. The left TouchPad button works
as the select or drag button. To double-click an item, move the
pointer over the item and press the left TouchPad button twice
in rapid succession.
Right-Click
The right TouchPad button works as the context menu or special
drag button. Press the Right TouchPad button to get
context-sensitive options.
Scroll Button
See also
“Attaching Hardware
Devices” later in this guide
to learn how to attach an
external mouse.
The Scroll button is the equivalent of the up and down buttons
of the scroll bars on the side of your screen. To view other areas
of a document or browser window, press the Scroll button in the
desired direction.
Note: The Scroll button is only functional with some software applications.
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Tapping and Double-Tapping
Tip
To get additional help for
setting advanced TouchPad
features, click the ¹ button or
select Help from the Mouse
Properties dialog box.
Your TouchPad has a Tapping feature that works like the left
mouse button. If enabled, you can tap once on the TouchPad
to select an object and tap twice to double-click.
To turn on the tapping feature, complete the following steps:
Did you know...
To help prevent accidental
pointing while typing, drag
the PalmCheck slider
towards maximum.
1. From the Windows desktop, click Start, point to Settings,
and then click Control Panel.
z
2. Double-click the Mouse icon to open the Mouse Properties
dialog box.
3. Select the Touch tab and click the Tap to Click check box to
turn on the tapping feature.
4. Click OK to accept the changes and close the dialog box.
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Edge Motion
Edge Motion allows you to continue to scroll once your finger
reaches the edge of the TouchPad. When this feature is turned
on, the window continues to scroll until you lift your finger.
To turn on Edge Motion, complete the following steps:
1. From the Windows desktop, click Start, point to Settings,
and then click Control Panel.
2. Double-click the Mouse
z icon.
3. Click the Edge Motion tab.
4. Select When Dragging, Always, and When Scrolling to
turn on Edge Motion.
5. Click OK to accept the changes and close the dialog box.
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Display Options Changing Resolution
•
Changing Resolution
If the display only fills part of the screen or the default
resolution does not suit your needs, you may want to
adjust the display resolution.
•
Adjusting Brightness
To change the display resolution, complete these steps:
In this section:
1. On the taskbar, click the Start button, point to Settings,
and then click Control Panel.
Did you know...
2. Double-click Display to open the Display Options dialog
box, and then click the Settings tab.
Your Notebook’s display is
already set to its optimal
resolution. Compaq
recommends changing
the resolution setting only
if you encounter problems.
3. Under Screen area, click the resolution slider and drag
it to the desired resolution.
4. Click OK to accept the new settings, then close the
Control Panel window.
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Adjusting Brightness
Tip
You can also adjust the
display brightness by
pressing Fn+F7 to decrease
the brightness or Fn+F8 to
increase the brightness.
If your display is too faint or too bright, the brightness controls
may not be set properly. To correct this condition, complete the
following steps:
1. On the taskbar, click Start, point to Settings, and then click
Control Panel.
2. Double-click Display and click the Settings tab.
3. Click the Advanced button to open the
RAGE MOBILITY AGP Properties dialog box.
Did you know...
Key combinations such as the
example Fn+F7 used above
mean that you should press
and hold down the Fn key,
press the F7 key, and then
release both keys
simultaneously.
4. Click the Color tab. Under Brightness, click and drag the
Desktop slider to the desired brightness.
5. Click OK to close the dialog box and click OK again
to close the Display Properties dialog box, then close the
Control Panel window.
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Internet Zone
Buttons
The Internet Zone buttons,
located above your
Notebook’s keyboard,
automatically connect
you to the Internet.
These buttons give you
one-touch access to your
most frequently used
Internet activities.
Reprogramming the Internet Zone Buttons
You can reprogram the Internet Zone buttons to reflect your
personal preferences.
To reprogram your Internet Zone buttons, complete the
following steps:
1. On the taskbar, click Start, point to Settings, and then click
Control Panel.
2. Double-click Easy Access Buttons and follow the
instructions provided.
This section covers:
•
Reprogramming the
Internet Zone Buttons
See also
“Front of Your Presario
Notebook” in Chapter 2 of this
guide for descriptions of each
button and its default action.
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Storage Drives
Identifying Your Storage Drives
In this section:
Your diskette drive, hard drive, and
CD, CD-RW, or DVD drive are
designated with letters of the
alphabet, as well as with icons.
•
Identifying Your
Storage Drives
•
Using the Diskette Drive
Did you know...
On select models, Compaq
provides a back-up utility
(or system save) that allows
you to save your data and
applications to a partitioned
drive located on your hard
disk. To determine the total
hard disk size, add the size
of both the C and D
drives together.
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To determine your drive letters,
complete the following steps:
1. From the Windows desktop,
double-click the
My Computer g icon.
The icons for each drive
and corresponding drive
letters are displayed in the
My Computer window.
h
3 1/2 Diskette _______
Standard Diskette Drive
or SuperDisk Drive
q
Local Diskette _______
Hard Drive
¾
Drive _______
CD, DVD, or CD-RW Drive
2. Use the icons to the right to
identify your drive.
Note: The DVD, CD-RW, and SuperDisk drives are available only on
select models.
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Using the Diskette Drive
Connecting the Diskette Drive
To use the diskette drive, connect the cable of the diskette
drive to any one of the USB port on the left side of you
Notebook.
Inserting and Ejecting a Diskette
To insert a diskette into the diskette drive, hold the diskette with
the label facing up and the arrow on the diskette pointing
towards the drive, and gently push the diskette into the drive.
To remove a diskette, press the Eject button on the
diskette drive.
€ Caution: To prevent damage to the diskette and the information
stored on it, wait until diskette drive activity is complete before
removing the diskette.
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Communication Using the Modem
Feature
In this section:
You can use the internal modem for data transfer and fax
communication.
•
Using the Modem
To connect the internal modem to the telephone line, complete
the following steps:
•
Using the LAN
1. Turn off your Notebook.
2. Connect the end nearest the core on the modem cable to your
Notebook’s modem port.
Tip
3. Connect the other end of the modem cable to the telephone
line.
You may have to disable power
management when using
communication feature.
Tip
Set the COM port of the
internal modem to COM3.
Tip you know...
Did
The modem cable core contains
ferrite, a material that
minimizes electromagnetic
interference.
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4. Turn on the Notebook.
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Using the LAN
You can use the 10/100 Base-T LAN module to connect your
Notebook to a network.
To connect the LAN module to the network, complete the
following steps:
Tip you know...
Did
The LAN cable core contains
ferrite, a material that
minimizes electromagnetic
interference.
1. Turn off your Notebook.
2. Attach the provided core to the LAN cable before connecting
the cable.
3. Open the core.
4. Wind your LAN cable around the core for 1.5 circles and
close the core, leaving 0.5 ~ 2 inches between the core and
the connector end.
5. Connect the core end of the LAN cable to the LAN port of
your Notebook and the other end to the network hub.
6. Turn on your Notebook.
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Infrared
Feature
In this section:
•
Connecting an IR
Device
Connecting an IR Device
You can transfer data in a wireless manner with an IR device
through the IR port on the right side of your Notebook.
To connect your Notebook with an IR device, complete the
following steps:
1. Place the target device so that its IR port faces the IR port on
the right side of your Notebook.
2. Adjust the distance between the IR ports to not more
than 5 feet.
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Security
Using the Security Slot
In this section:
To use the security slot found on
the back of your Notebook,
complete the following steps:
•
Using the Security Slot
•
Power-On Password
1. Insert a locking device (such as
a Kensington lock) into the
security slot.
2. Turn the locking device clockwise 90 degrees.
To remove the locking device, turn the locking device
counter-clockwise 90 degrees and remove the device
from the slot.
Power-On Password
Tip
If you have already specified a
power-on password, your
Notebook will prompt you for
the password.
You can set a power-on password that
will secure the information you store
on the hard disk. When turning on your
Notebook, this password must be entered
before you can access your files.
Setting the Password
To set the power-on password, complete the following steps:
1. Press the Power button to turn on your Notebook.
2. When the Compaq logo displays, press the F10 key to access
Setup.
€ Caution: F10 Setup is for experienced users only. Changing
settings may affect the functionality of your Notebook.
3. Using your arrow keys, select the Main option from
the menu bar and press the Enter key.
4. Select System Password and press the Enter key.
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5. Type your new password on the Enter new Power-On
password line and press the Enter key.
6. Confirm your password by typing it again on the password
verification line and press the Enter key.
Write your password down in a secure location. If you
€ Caution:
forget or lose your password, a Compaq service technician must
reset your Notebook for you to be able to access your files.
7. When [ ] Enable password is highlighted, enable the
new password by pressing the Space Bar to insert and X
between the brackets.
8. Press the Enter key to return to the menu bar options.
9. Using your arrow keys, select the Exit option from the menu
bar and press the Enter key.
10. Select the Save Changes and Exit option and press the
Enter key.
Your power-on password is now set. Every time you turn on
your Notebook, resume working from hibernation mode, or
access F10 Setup, you must enter this password.
Removing the Password
To remove a power-on password, complete the following steps:
1. Press the Power button to turn on your Notebook.
2. When the Compaq logo displays, press the F10 key to access
Setup.
3. Enter your current password, and press the Enter key.
4. Using your arrow keys, select the Main option from
the menu bar and press the Enter key.
5. Select System Password and press the Enter key.
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6. Press the Enter key on the Enter new Power-On password
line.
7. Press the Enter key on the password verification line.
8. When [ ] Enable password is highlighted, disable the
old password by pressing the Space Bar to remove the X
from the brackets.
9. Press the Enter key to return to the menu bar options.
10. Using your arrow keys, select the Exit option from the menu
bar and press the Enter key.
11. Select the Save Changes and Exit option and press the
Enter key.
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Common
Tasks
In This Chapter
Now that your Presario Notebook computer is set up and
running, you may want to explore and learn about some of
the common tasks performed by your Notebook.
Anti-Virus Software, 4-2
Software and
Hardware, 4-4
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COMMON TASKS 4-1
Anti-Virus
Software
Did you know...
Compaq provides anti-virus
scanning and free software
updates for one year through
the Internet.
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Using Anti-Virus Software
A virus is a program that attaches
itself to a file on your Notebook
and then spreads from one file to
another. Viruses can damage data,
cause computers to malfunction,
and display annoying or offensive
messages. Some viruses may go
unnoticed for long periods of time
because they are activated on a
certain date or time. Protect your
Notebook from a virus by:
•
Using an anti-virus scanning program to scan for viruses on
your drives or diskettes. This scanning program is located in
the Start menu. If you need help using the program, select
Help in the menu bar.
•
Backing up your files periodically to diskettes, a separate
hard drive, or a high-capacity storage drive.
•
Write-protecting diskettes. A virus cannot infect a
write-protected diskette.
•
Obtaining all software from reputable sources and checking
the software for viruses before installing it.
•
Using your anti-virus program to check files and programs
that are on diskettes, attached to e-mail messages, or
downloaded from the Internet.
•
Disabling macros on suspicious Microsoft Word and Excel
files. These programs warn you if a document that you are
opening contains a macro that might have a virus.
•
Updating your anti-virus program periodically to keep up
with new viruses.
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Recognizing a Computer Virus
A computer virus is a program that damages or erases files or
programs. Your Notebook can become “infected” with a virus
when you open a contaminated program or file. Some signs
indicating that your Notebook may be infected include:
•
Strange characters or crude statements suddenly appearing
on your screen
•
Hard drive, memory, or software error messages
•
Damage to files or directories for no apparent reason
•
Strange responses to commands
•
Sharp decrease in performance or program speed
Removing a Virus
If you suspect your Notebook has
been infected with a virus, find and
remove the virus immediately using
an anti-virus program.
After you have followed the
instructions provided by the
anti-virus program, complete
the following steps:
1. Turn off your Notebook
and leave it off for at least
30 seconds.
2. Turn on your Notebook and
rescan for the virus.
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Software and
Hardware
Discover how easy it is to
add and remove software,
attach new hardware
devices, or re-install deleted
hardware drivers. With
easy-to-follow instructions,
you can completely and
safely install or remove
software programs and
hardware devices with
no worries.
Adding and Removing Software
Software can be installed from a CD, a diskette, or downloaded
from a Web site. Many software CDs automatically begin the
installation process when placed in the CD drive. If you have
software that does not automatically begin the installation
process, you can install the software by using the Microsoft
Windows Add/Remove Programs utility.
Installing Software from a CD or Diskette
To install software from a diskette,
or from a CD that does not
automatically install, complete the
following steps:
This section covers:
1. Close all programs.
•
Adding and
Removing Software
2. From the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, point to
Settings, and then click Control Panel.
•
Attaching
Hardware Devices
3. Double-click the Add/Remove Programs Û icon.
The Add/Remove Program Properties window is displayed.
4. Click Install.
5. Insert the CD or diskette into the proper drive and click Next.
Microsoft Windows finds the CD or diskette and begins the
installation process.
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Installing a Downloaded Program File
Tip
Check the downloaded
program file for viruses
before installation.
To install a program file that you have downloaded from the
Internet to your hard drive, complete the following steps:
1. Terminate your Internet connection.
2. Close all programs.
3. From the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, point to
Settings, and then click Control Panel.
4. Double-click the Add/Remove Programs Û icon to open
the Add/Remove Program Properties dialog box.
5. Click Install to open the Install Program from Floppy Disk or
CD-ROM window.
6. Click Next to open the Run Installation Program window.
7. Click Browse to locate and select the setup.exe or install.exe
file for the downloaded software.
8. Click Open to begin the installation process.
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Attaching Hardware Devices
To install a new hardware device such as a printer or gamepad to
your Notebook, complete the following steps:
1. Turn off your Notebook.
2. Connect the device to your Notebook according to the
instructions that come with it.
3. Turn on your Notebook.
You may be prompted to insert the Windows Installation CD or
diskettes. If this occurs, complete the following steps:
1. At the Add New Hardware Wizard, click Next to begin
installing the drivers and files necessary to make the new
hardware work.
2. Select Search for the best driver for your device
(Recommended) and click Next.
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3. Select Specify a location.
If C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS is not displayed in the
drop-down box, select it from the drop-down list or type it in
the box and click Next. The Wizard begins installing the
necessary files and drivers for the new hardware.
4. When the Wizard completes installing the files and drivers,
click the Finish button.
You may need to restart your Notebook for the new hardware to
be recognized by your Notebook.
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Using the
CD or
DVD Drive
Video Display
Options, 5-14
Who would ever have thought that
your home entertainment center
could fit in your lap or on a
desktop? Your Presario Notebook
computer allows you to listen to
your favorite music and (on select
models) watch your favorite
movies almost anywhere you go.
To help you understand what
options lie at your fingertips and
how to use these options, this
chapter includes information for:
CD-RW Basics, 5-15
•
Inserting and removing CD or DVD discs
•
Playing audio CDs
•
Playing both DVD and non-DVD videos
•
Adjusting the display options with the DVD Control Panel
•
Creating audio, data, and backup CDs
In This Chapter
CD or DVD Drive, 5-2
Audio CDs and Video
Discs, 5-5
DVDs, 5-7
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CD or DVD Drive Connecting the CD or DVD Drive
This section covers:
To connect the CD or DVD drive to your Notebook, complete
the following steps:
•
Connecting the CD or
DVD Drive
1. Turn off your Notebook.
•
Inserting a Disc
2. Connect the cable of the CD or DVD drive to the CD or DVD
drive port on the left side of your Notebook.
•
Removing a Disc
•
Manually Ejecting
a Disc
3. Turn on your Notebook.
Warning
Do not Disconnect the CD or
DVD drive when your
Notebook is turned on.
Inserting a Disc
To load a disc into the disc drive, complete the following steps:
Improper handling of a CD or DVD can damage the disc
€ Caution:
and could potentially damage the drive.
1. Press the Eject button located on the front of the drive.
2. Remove a disc from its protective case, holding the disc by its
center hole and outer edge to avoid touching the surface.
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3. Place the disc, label side up (unless it is a double-sided
DVD), into the round area of the tray. Gently press the disc
down onto the center spindle of the tray until the disc snaps
into place.
Before closing the disc tray, ensure that the disc snaps
€ Caution:
onto the spindle in the center of the tray. You can damage the disc
and your Notebook if the disc is not seated properly.
4. Push the tray back into the drive until the drive locks
into place.
Removing a Disc
Did you know...
If your Notebook power is off,
you will not be able to eject a
disc from the CD or DVD
drive. To remove a disc
without powering up your
Notebook, you must eject the
disc from the drive manually.
See “Manually Ejecting a
Disc” for detailed instructions.
To remove a disc from the drive,
complete the following steps:
1. Press the Eject button on
the drive.
2. Remove a disc from the tray, gently pushing down on the
center spindle while pulling up on the outer edges.
Avoid touching the surface of the disc.
3. Push the tray back into the drive until it locks into place.
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Manually Ejecting a Disc
If you need to eject a disc when the power is off, complete the
following steps to eject the disc manually:
1. Make sure the power is off and any external power sources
are disconnected.
2. Insert a small rod or pin, such as a paper clip (approximately
1/16 inch in diameter and at least 3/8 inch in length) into
the Manual Eject Hole and push firmly as shown in the
figure above.
3. Remove the disc from the tray.
4. Gently push the tray back into the drive until it locks
into place.
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Audio CDs and
Video Discs
In this section you’ll learn
how to play audio and video
discs with your Notebook.
This section covers:
•
Playing Audio CDs
•
Playing Non-DVD
Video Discs
Did you know...
You can also use the function
keys to play an audio CD.
These keys are shown in
“Function Keys” earlier in
this guide.
Playing Audio CDs
To play an audio CD, insert the
disc into the CD or DVD drive.
After a few seconds the Compaq
CD Player opens and the disc
automatically starts playing.
If disc play does not start automatically, complete the
following steps:
1. On the Windows taskbar, click Start, point to Programs,
Accessories, Entertainment, and then click Windows
Media Player.
2. Once the CD Player opens, click the Play button to begin
playing the CD.
3. Click the Stop button to stop playing the CD.
To remove the disc from the drive, click the Eject ² button on
the CD Player.
Disabling the Self-Starting Feature
(available on select operating systems)
Did you know...
The compact disc (CD) is the
most common way to store
information to use on your
Notebook. Compact disks
hold more than 450 times
the information that can be
stored on a floppy disk.
To disable the self-starting feature, complete the following steps:
1. On the Windows taskbar, click Start, point to Settings,
and then click Control Panel.
2. Double-click the System m icon to open the System
Properties dialog box.
3. Click the Device Manager tab, and then double-click
CD-ROM from the list of devices.
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4. Select your CD/DVD drive from this list. Click Properties
to open the CD/DVD System Properties dialog box.
5. Click the Settings tab, and ensure that the check box next to
Auto Insert Notification is clear.
6. Click OK to close the dialog box.
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DVDs
Playing Non-DVD Video Discs
In this section you’ll learn
how to play DVD discs with
your Notebook.
To play a video disc, insert the
disc into the CD or DVD drive.
After a few seconds, the disc
automatically starts playing.
This section covers:
•
Playing Non-DVD
Video Discs
•
Using the DVD Player
•
Using “Regionalized”
DVDs
If disc play does not start
automatically, complete the
following steps:
1. On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, point to
Programs, Accessories, Entertainment, and then click
Windows Media Player.
2. Once the player opens, select File, and then Open from
the menu.
Did you know...
Digital Versatile Discs (DVDs)
look like CDs, but they store
movies. DVDs store about
28 times more information
than video CDs.
Did you know...
The DVD drive will take a few
seconds to start playback
because it must first determine
the type of media being played.
3. Click the Browse ... button.
4. Locate and double-click the CD Drive ¾ icon.
You should see a list of files and file folders.
Note: CD movies are usually stored in a file folder that begins with the
letters MPEG.
5. Double-click the folder that contains the CD movie files.
6. Select a movie file and click the Open button. A viewing
window for the movie is displayed.
7. Click the Play button on the window to begin playing
the movie.
Tip
For the best playback quality,
close all other applications in
the background while playing
a DVD.
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Using the DVD Player
(available on select models)
Your Notebook’s DVD Drive reserves the best seat in the house
for you, so you can watch all your favorite movies anytime,
anywhere. The DVD Player is simple and fun to use.
You have two options for starting the DVD Player:
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•
Insert a DVD disc into the DVD drive. After a few seconds,
the Compaq DVD Player control panel opens and
playback begins.
•
If a DVD disc is already inserted in the drive, start the DVD
player by pressing the Play ¨ button on the Status panel on
the front of your Notebook. The Compaq DVD Player
control panel opens and playback begins.
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On-Screen Controls
The on-screen controls allow you to quickly and easily access
the features of the DVD Player.
The table below provides you with button identifications and
descriptions to help you operate the player.
Button Title
Description
.
Open
Displays a list of files for playback.
²
Eject
Opens the DVD drive to load or remove discs.
V
DVD
Options
Displays the DVD Options menu for selecting Video
Display and Parental Controls.
ª Rewind
Rewinds the content. Press Play to resume playback.
®
Previous
Moves to the previous track and resumes playback.
°
Stop
Stops the content playback and returns to the start of the
content file.
©
Play
Begins playback of selected content.
Ì
Pause
Pauses playback. Press Pause or Play to
resume playback.
¯
Next
Skips to the beginning of the next track.
­ Fast
Forward
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Advances to a selected location. Press Play to
resume playback.
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Button Title
I
d
c
Root Menu/
Shows what is available on the DVD for playback.
Resume
Change
Subtitle
Displays or changes subtitles viewed on the window.
This feature is allowed only for DVD content with
subtitles. This feature is available only when the content
allows changes to the audio track.
Change
Audio
Changes the playing audio track to audio of another track
located on the DVD. Most commonly used with
multi-language content to change the spoken/heard
language. This feature is available only when the content
allows changes to the audio track.
Menu/
| Title
Resume
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Description
Displays the main title menu so you can select content.
}
Change
Camera
Angle
Changes the camera angle of content being played. This
feature is allowed only for DVD content created using
multiple cameras and camera angles.
+
Volume
Increases the volume level when the bar is moved up and
decreases the volume level when the bar is moved down.
3D Audio
Activates the 3D Audio feature for virtual surround sound.
Ê
Mute
Turns the audio off. Press the Mute or Volume button to
resume audio.
º
Close
Player
Closes the program.
Ü
Minimize
Minimizes the size of the Display window of the program.
¹
Help
Shows the Help file.
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Setting the Play Features
Did you know...
When attempting to play a
DVD that does not match the
drive’s region setting, you
will see the message, “The disk
region is different from the
region of the drive … Do you
wish to change the
drive region?”
The DVD Player has two modes or play settings: the DVD mode
and the File mode. Use the DVD mode to play a standard DVD.
Use the File mode to play movie or MPEG files.
To play content from the File mode, complete the
following steps:
1. Click the Open . icon on the DVD Player control panel.
The list of files is displayed.
To close the player without
changing the drive’s region
setting, click No.
2. Select the file you want to view.
To change the region setting
and play the DVD disc,
click Yes and follow the
on-screen instructions.
Not all of the following features are available on all DVDs:
3. Click Open. The content begins playing.
•
If the DVD Player is in the File mode, the Subtitle d button
is disabled.
•
If the DVD Player is in the DVD mode and your disc does
not have Subtitle language options, the Subtitle d button
is disabled.
•
If the DVD Player is in the DVD mode and your DVD has
Subtitle language options, the Subtitle d button is enabled.
When a DVD is inserted into the CD or DVD drive, the features
available on the DVD player are displayed. When a particular
feature is not available, the respective button does not respond
when clicked.
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Using “Regionalized” DVDs
You can only change the region
code for the DVD drive five
times. The fifth setting change
you make becomes the
permanent region on the
player. Each time you make a
change to the drive’s region
setting, the remaining number
of changes allowed on the DVD
drive is displayed.
Some models have a “regionalized”
feature that limits the playback of
discs to specific geographical regions.
If your Notebook has this feature, the
region code on the DVD drive must
match the region code on the disc.
Although the DVD drive region code
is set at the factory, some DVD drives
(depending on the make and model)
allow you to change the region code. If your Notebook has this
feature, you can change the code a maximum of five times.
Identifying Your Region Setting
If your Notebook offers the option to change region settings,
complete the following steps:
1. Insert a DVD disc into the DVD drive. The Compaq DVD
Player control panel opens automatically.
2. Click the DVD Options V icon on the lower left corner of
the player. The DVD Options dialog box opens.
3. Select the DVD Region tab. The selected option indicates
the drive’s current region setting.
4. If the drive’s region setting matches the disc’s region setting,
click OK.
Note: If the drive’s region setting does not match the disc, you will need
to select a new region to play the disc.
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Selecting Your Region Setting
To change the DVD drive region setting, complete these steps:
1. With a DVD disc in the drive, open the Compaq DVD Player.
2. Click the DVD Options V icon on the lower left corner
of the player to open the DVD Options dialog box.
3. Click the DVD Region tab.
4. Select the desired region from the displayed map or from the
options buttons.
Note: You will only be allowed to select the region that matches the disc
inserted in the drive. All other options will appear dimmed.
5. Click OK to close the dialog box.
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Video Display
Options
You already know how to
play DVDs and video CDs.
This section shows you
how to adjust the display
options while watching
videos on your Notebook.
Showing and Hiding the DVD Panel
To hide the DVD Player panel, click anywhere outside the DVD
control panel.
To view the DVD Player control panel when the DVD Content
Picture window is set to full-size, move the cursor to the edge
of the screen.
Zooming the View
To enlarge the DVD Player picture window to full-window size,
double-click anywhere on the picture.
To return to a smaller window, double-click anywhere on
the picture.
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CD-RW Basics
Installing Adaptec Easy CD Creator™ 4
(available on select models)
If your Notebook has a
CD-RW drive, you can
create your own audio
and data CDs. This
section covers:
Insert the Adaptec Easy CD Creator 4 disc into the CD-RW
drive and complete the following steps to install the Adaptec
Easy CD Creator software.
•
Easy CD Creator and Direct CD
Installing Adaptec
Easy CD
Creator™ 4
(available on select
models)
To install the Easy CD Creator, complete the following steps:
1. Once the CD is inserted, the Adaptec Installation dialog box
opens. Click Easy CD Creator.
•
Using Adaptec Easy
CD Creator 4
2. Follow the on-screen installation instructions.
•
Preventing Buffer
Underrun Errors
3. When prompted, select a location on the hard disk to store the
Easy CD Creator program, or accept the recommended
location, and then click Next.
•
Accessing Easy
CD Creator 4
User Information
4. When prompted, select a folder where the program icons will
be placed. Click Next to continue installation.
Did you know...
CD-RW refers to Compact
Discs (or Drives) that are
Readable and Writable.
5. When prompted, insert the Adaptec Update Diskette if one
was provided with the Adaptec Easy CD Creator software.
Follow the on-screen instructions to continue the installation.
Note: If an Adaptec Update Diskette did not come with the software, click
Skip and follow the on-screen instructions to continue installation.
6. When the installation is complete, click Finish.
Did you know...
You must close all other
Windows programs before
installing Adaptec Easy
CD Creator 4.
To install the Direct CD program, complete the following steps:
1. On the Adaptec Installation Window, click Direct CD.
2. Follow the on-screen installation instructions.
3. When prompted, select a location on the hard disk to store the
Direct CD program, or accept the recommended location,
and then click Next.
4. When prompted, select a folder where the program icons will
be placed. Click Next to continue the installation.
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5. When prompted, insert the Adaptec Update Diskette if one
was provided with the Adaptec Easy CD Creator software.
Follow the on-screen instructions to continue the installation.
Note: If an Adaptec Update Diskette did not come with the software, click
Skip and follow the on-screen instructions to continue installation.
6. When the installation is complete, click Finish.
Take Two
Take Two is used to back up the contents of your hard disk to
a single or multiple CDs. After your data is backed up to CD,
you can easily restore all selected files.
To install Take Two, complete the following steps:
1. From the Adaptec Installation dialog box, click Take Two
and follow the on-screen installation instructions.
2. When prompted, select a location on the hard disk to store the
Take Two program, or accept the recommended location, and
then click Next.
3. When prompted, select a folder where the program icons will
be placed. Click Next to continue installation.
4. When prompted, insert the Adaptec Update Diskette if one
was provided with the Adaptec Easy CD Creator software.
Follow the on-screen instructions to continue the installation.
Note: If an Adaptec Update Diskette did not come with the software, click
Skip and follow the on-screen instructions to continue installation.
5. When setup is complete, click OK.
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Using Adaptec Easy CD Creator 4
Did you know...
After installation of Adaptec
Easy CD Creator 4, you will
be prompted to restart your
Notebook. You must restart
your Notebook before you can
begin using Adaptec Easy
CD Creator 4.
To access the main menu of the Adaptec Easy CD Creator 4,
from the Windows taskbar click Start, point to Programs, then
to Adaptec Easy CD Creator 4, and then click Create CD.
The Adaptec main menu is displayed.
Did you know...
When you start or restart
your Notebook, Adaptec Easy
CD Creator 4 prompts you
with a Web-CheckUP option.
Web-CheckUP connects to
the Adaptec Web site on the
Internet and searches for
Adaptec software programs
that can be updated on your
Notebook.
Creating Audio CDs
An audio CD is used only for playing music, not for data
storage. The Adaptec Easy CD Creator 4 allows you to record
CDs and audio files. You can even create your own “greatest
hits” audio CD that contains tracks from multiple artists.
Tip
If you are using the Easy CD
Creator Standard Edition and
would like to upgrade to the
Deluxe Edition, contact your
nearest software retailer or
run Web-CheckUP.
To create an audio CD, complete the following steps:
1. On the Windows taskbar, click Start, point to Programs,
Adaptec Easy CD Creator 4, and then click Create CD.
2. On the Welcome screen, click Audio. After the Audio
screen is displayed, click Audio CD. The Easy CD Creator
window opens.
3. To open an Audio CD Layout click the small arrow next to
the New button on the toolbar. Click Audio CD from the
drop-down list and an Audio CD Layout opens.
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Did you know...
You can record any
combination of tracks, WAV,
or MP3 files to an Audio CD.
Did you know...
If information about the music
CD is located on your hard
disk, the CD title, artist name,
and the name of each track are
displayed. If this information
does not appear and you have
access to the Internet, click the
CDDB™ Internet button on the
toolbar to download the
information from the online
CDDB Music Service.
Did you know...
To test the drive performance,
Compaq recommends using the
Emulate Only option (located
in the Options window) when
recording a new CD-R or using
your Notebook for the first
time. This allows you to
perform a test run before
actually recording.
4. If you are recording tracks from an existing music CD, insert
the music CD into your CD drive and continue with the next
step. To begin recording WAV or MP3 files, continue with the
next step.
5. In the left pane of the Explorer section, select the CD-ROM
drive containing the music CD; a list of the tracks on the CD
appears to the right. If you are recording WAV or MP3 files,
select the folder where your files are located.
6. Select the track, WAV, or MP3 file you want to record in the
right pane of the Explorer section, and then click Add on the
toolbar. Repeat until the Audio CD Layout contains all of the
tracks and files that you want to record.
7. Click Create CD. The CD Creation Process dialog
box opens.
8. When prompted, remove your audio CD and insert a blank
CD into your CD-Recorder and click OK to start recording.
9. When the CD Creation Process is complete, click OK.
Note: If you have tracks on other music CDs that you want to record, repeat
steps 3–5 for each music CD from which you want to record. During the
actual recording process, Easy CD Creator prompts you to reinsert the
appropriate music CD for the track being recorded.
Creating Data CDs
A data CD is ideal for backing up important files such as
personal documents and files on your hard disk. The Data CD
is designed for data storage only, and cannot be played on your
home stereo like an audio CD.
To create a data CD, complete the following steps:
Did you know...
When you have finalized a
CD-R disc, no additional
tracks can be added to the disc.
1. On the Windows taskbar, click Start, point to Programs,
Adaptec Easy Creator 4, and then click Create CD.
2. On the Welcome screen, click Data. The Data screen opens.
3. On the Data screen, click Data CD. The Easy CD Creator
window opens.
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4. To open a Data CD Layout, click the small arrow next to
the New button on the toolbar. Select Data CD from the
drop-down list and a Data CD Layout opens.
5. Insert a blank CD into your CD-Recorder.
6. In the Explorer section, select the data file or folder you want
to record, and then click Add on the toolbar. Repeat until the
Data CD Layout contains all the files and folders you want to
record.
7. Click Create CD. The CD Creation Setup dialog box opens.
8. Click OK to start recording.
DirectCD
Did you know...
The CD-Recordable or CDReWritable CDs have to be
formatted first before writing to
them.
DirectCD allows you to write files directly onto CD-Recordable
or CD-ReWritable CDs.
To begin using DirectCD, complete the following steps:
1. On the Windows taskbar, click Start, point to Programs,
Adaptec Easy CD Creator 4, and then click Create CD.
2. On the Welcome screen, click Data. The Data screen opens.
3. On the Data screen, click DirectCD. The Adaptec DirectCD
Wizard! dialog box opens.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to begin writing the CD.
Jewel Case Creator
The Jewel Case Creator allows you to create custom jewel case
covers, inserts, and CD labels. To start the Jewel Case Creator,
double-click the Jewel Case Creator button on the Adaptec CD
Creator Menu. For detailed information on how to create
customized products, refer to the Online Help Manual.
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CD Copier
Did you know...
Easy CD Creator is designed
to assist you in reproducing
material for which you own the
copyright or have obtained
permission to copy from the
copyright owner. Unless you
own the copyright or have
permission to copy from the
copyright owner, you may be
violating copyright law and be
subject to payment of damages
and other remedies. If you are
uncertain about your rights,
contact your legal advisor.
The CD Copier is used to back up almost any kind of CD.
To make a backup copy of a CD, complete the following steps:
1. On the Windows taskbar click Start, point to Programs.
2. Point to Adaptec Easy CD Creator 4 on the Programs
menu, point to Features.
3. Click CD Copier. The CD Copier window opens.
4. Click the Source and Destination tab.
5. Under Copy from, select the drive containing the
original CD.
6. Under Record to, select the drive containing the blank CD.
This is the CD-recordable drive.
7. Click Copy to begin recording a copy of your CD.
Did you know...
In extreme cases, some errors
may render your disc unusable.
If this occurs, it may be
necessary to start over with a
new disc and then properly
dispose of the old disc.
Preventing Buffer Underrun Errors
A Buffer Underrun is an error that occurs when the flow of data
to the CD-Recorder is interrupted. Once a buffer underrun
occurs, the CD creation process is halted.
The following are suggestions for preventing buffer underruns:
•
Close other programs and disable tasks or applications
running in the background such as screen savers and
virus software.
•
Ensure that the temporary files created during CD recording
are created on the local hard disk, not in a directory on a
network drive.
Note: To change the location where the temporary files are stored, click
Tools, select Options from the menu, and then follow the on-screen
instructions.
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•
Open the Systems Properties dialog box by clicking System
from the Control Panel. Click the Device Manager tab and
ensure that Allow Disconnect is set for both the
CD-Recorder and the hard disk.
•
Do not attempt to record CDs from files on a network. If the
desired files are on a network, copy them to your local hard
disk before recording the CD.
Note: A buffer underrun error can occur on single or dual optical drive
systems (CD-ROM, CD-RW, or DVD-ROM drive).
Accessing Easy CD Creator 4
User Information
The Easy CD Creator 4 software included with your Notebook
comes with step-by-step instructions, the Quick Reference
Guide provided by Adobe Acrobat® 4.0, and a complete
user’s manual called Online Help to answer any questions
you might have about the functionality of the software with
your CD-RW Drive.
To access Online Help while using the Audio or Data CD
Creator, click Help from the toolbar, then select Contents and
Index from the drop-down list.
To use the Adobe Acrobat Quick Reference Guide and glossary
of terms, click Start, then Programs, then Adaptec Easy CD
Creator, then click Quick Reference Guide.
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Let’s Go
Surfing
In This Chapter
Basic Concepts, 6-2
Browsers, 6-7
Search Engines, 6-9
“Surfing the Web” can be a
wonderful way to use and enjoy
your Notebook. Surfing offers new
opportunities daily for shopping,
education, news, entertainment,
research, and education.
Possibilities abound on the Web.
This chapter helps you discover
them. When you do, you will not be
alone. It is estimated that thousands
of new users connect to the Web
every day for the first time.
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Basic Concepts
This section helps you
answer these questions:
•
What is the Internet?
•
What is the World
Wide Web?
Did you know...
The Internet is changing
communication and commerce
around the world.
The World Wide Web is part of the Internet. Several decades
ago, the U.S. military began developing the Internet. It wasn’t
long before academic and industrial researchers began using it to
share data.
Vast numbers of new computer users stimulated Internet growth
over the last ten years. Millions of homes and businesses now
use their computers to communicate through this system.
Welcome to the World Wide Web. Whatever other uses you
have for your computer, this one can be the most interesting.
What is the Internet?
The Internet is a vast communications system for computers.
Cables, phone lines, and radios connect huge numbers of
computers around the world. These connections allow many
simultaneous public and private communications.
The Internet does not have an owner or manager. It is a
cooperative effort between individuals, private organizations,
universities, businesses, and governments.
Let’s take a brief look at how the Internet is put together.
A network is the basic building block of the Internet. Two
computers create a small network when they are linked to
each other.
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A network can link multiple computers. For example, a large
company could link all its computers within a single network.
Did you know...
Computers in a network can
share information as well as
devices such as printers
and scanners.
On a higher level, networks can link to other networks. In fact,
huge numbers of networks are linked worldwide to form the
Internet. Together they provide seemingly endless amounts of
information for topics such as:
•
Entertainment
•
Commerce
•
Research
•
Education
What is the World Wide Web?
Inside the Internet is the World Wide Web (www). Although
the World Wide Web is the part of the Internet that you are
most likely to be interested in, it is only one small part of the
whole system.
The complete Internet offers a number of tools, including
e-mail, the World Wide Web, and other communication services.
Here is some basic information about aspects of the Web that
will help you understand this new world.
World Wide Web
The World Wide Web is a popular system that is set up within the
Internet specifically for publishing and accessing information.
It is also known as the Web. The letters www stand for
World Wide Web.
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Web Sites and Web Pages
World Wide Web information is grouped in Web sites that are
home to one or more Web pages. Web pages can provide text,
graphics, animation, audio, and video to your computer.
Hyperlinks
Did you know...
Hyperlinks make it easy to
jump from place to place
on the World Wide Web.
Many Web pages include
hyperlinks, also known as links,
that transport your search at the
click of a button. A link can be to
another place on the same Web
page or to another computer
halfway around the world.
Hyperlinks often appear in Web
pages as colored, underlined text. You will also find hyperlinks
hidden in buttons, pictures, and drawings on a Web page.
When you pass your cursor over a hidden hyperlink, the
normal cursor arrow turns into a hand with the thumb and
first finger extended.
Click on a hyperlink and discover where it sends you.
These links can move you from page to page, site to site, Web
server to Web server—all over the world!
Web Servers
Information on the World Wide Web is stored on computers
called Web servers. Web servers are like electronic libraries.
Web servers are scattered throughout the world.
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Surfing the Web
Using your computer to tour the
World Wide Web is called surfing
the Web. Sometimes you’ll just be
looking to see what’s there. At
other times, you’ll be looking for
something specific.
Internet Address (URL)
A Web site has an Internet address that tells your computer how
to find it. An Internet address is known as a Uniform Resource
Locator, or URL. It identifies the location of a Web site just as
your home address identifies where you live.
Tip
Your Presario Notebook
provides you with a
selection of Internet
Service Providers (ISPs).
Did you know...
High-speed Internet access
may be available in your area.
Check with your ISP or local
telephone company for
more information.
Did you know...
Internet Service Provider (ISP)
A company that provides access to
the Internet is an Internet Service
Provider (ISP). Your computer’s
connection to an ISP’s computer is
your entry point to the Web. You
must establish an account with the
ISP of your choice.
Modem
A computer’s physical connection to the Internet is typically
through a telephone line. Your computer contains hardware
called a modem that sends and receives information over a
standard telephone line. There are on-screen instructions you
must follow when you set up your modem.
Your Presario Notebook has a
built-in Ethernet connection
which is the most common
way to connect to high-speed
Internet access.
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Search Engine
See also
The “Search Engines” section
later in this chapter for
detailed information about
searching on the Internet.
A search engine is a program used on Web sites that allows you
to search the Internet for keywords you enter. The search engine
generates a list of Web pages that contain your keywords.
Once you access the Internet, you can use a search engine to
begin searching for information. You can choose from many
search engines on the Internet. To access one of these search
engines, type in a URL, such as www.compaq.com. URLs take
you to the requested site.
E-mail
Tip
Check with your Internet
Service Provider for details
about the e-mail service
they provide.
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A form of mail delivered over the Internet is e-mail. It is
like a paperless letter that goes directly from one computer to
another. To get e-mail, both the sender and recipient must have
e-mail accounts. Your ISP is one possible provider of an
e-mail account.
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Browsers
What is a Browser?
This section covers the
following:
A Web browser is a program that allows you to see Web sites on
the Internet.
•
What is a Browser?
Your computer’s browser performs four basic tasks. When you
provide a Web site’s URL, your browser will:
•
Using Microsoft
Internet Explorer
•
Contact the Web site
•
Gather information from the Web site
•
Display information from the Web site on your
computer screen
•
File, print, or dispose of information from the Web site as
you choose
Tip
Learn to use the features in
your browser. It makes your
Internet experience much
more enjoyable.
Using Microsoft Internet Explorer
Your Internet PC comes with a browser called Microsoft Internet
Explorer. It is the most widely used browser in
the world.
Did you know...
Your Notebook comes
with Microsoft Internet
Explorer preinstalled.
Tip
When you use your browser, the first page it displays is the
default home page. You can customize or change this page.
You can also customize other browser features.
Look in the browser Help files for instructions on customizing
your browser.
Note: To use Microsoft Internet Explorer, you must have an active account
with an ISP. You must also have a physical connection, such as a phone line,
to your ISP’s computer.
America Online® (AOL) users
must start AOL and log on
before starting Internet
Explorer.
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To begin surfing the Internet with Microsoft Internet Explorer,
complete either of the following:
Did you know...
Microsoft Internet Explorer
has an extensive Help section
that includes a tour of its
major features.
•
From the Windows desktop, double-click the Internet
Explorer A icon.
•
From the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, point to
Programs, and then click the Internet Explorer A icon.
An alternative method uses the Internet Zone buttons on
your keyboard.
To connect to the Web with this procedure, simply press one of
the Internet Zone buttons.
Note: The Internet Zone buttons on your computer may differ from those
shown here.
See also
“Internet Zone Buttons and
Lights” in Chapter 2 and
“Internet Zone Buttons”
in Chapter 3 for
information about identifying
and reprogramming the
Internet Zone buttons.
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These buttons give you quick access to the most frequently used
Internet activities. They can be programmed to reflect your
personal preferences.
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Search Engines
Choosing a Search Engine
This section will help you
perform the following tasks:
Many different search engines exist
on their own Web sites. Each one
keeps a list, or database, of
registered Web sites. The search
engine’s master list includes a
description and Internet address for
each of its registered Web sites.
•
Choosing a Search
Engine
•
Using a Search Engine
•
Searching on the Web
•
Accessing Files
from the Internet
Some search engines keep generalpurpose lists while others limit their
lists to a single topic.
•
An example of a general-purpose search engine is
AltaVista® at www.altavista.com. Some ISPs, such as
America Online®, provide their own general-purpose
search engine.
•
An example of a specialized search engine would be one
that only lists Web sites about one specific topic.
Did you know...
You can locate search engines in several ways:
Each search engine has a
different look and feel.
Try various search engines
to see which one you like.
•
Click your browser’s Search button.
•
Ask a search engine to list other search engines.
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Using a Search Engine
Tip
Choose your keywords
carefully. Your choice
determines the success
of your search.
Most search engines ask for a keyword. A keyword is a single
word or simple phrase that describes your topic.
•
When entering keywords, you can enter an entire sentence to
limit the search to a more specific topic. For example, for
information about searching the Internet, enter searching the
Internet, instead of Internet.
•
After you enter a keyword search, the search engine
generates a list of hyperlinks to all Web sites that contain
your keywords. Click a link to go to a specific Web site.
Did you know...
For practice, search for the Compaq Web site:
URL means Uniform Resource
Locator. A URL is an address
for a resource or Web site on
the Internet.
1. Connect to the Internet and open your browser.
2. Enter the following URL into the Address box of your Web
browser: www.altavista.com.
3. Enter Compaq in the box next to Find this.
4. Click Search. Your browser should display numerous links to
different Compaq Web sites.
To use a search engine, complete these steps:
1. Choose a keyword that describes your topic.
2. Type that keyword into the search engine.
3. Click the go button (or other button provided) to send
your request.
Once you have entered a keyword, the search engine will:
•
Review the descriptions of the Web sites in its records
•
Create a list of the Web sites that contain your keyword
•
Display the list on your screen
The list the search engine returns to you includes a brief
description of each Web site as well as its URL.
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Searching on the Web
You can now begin searching on the Web.
Tip
Briefly examine the list provided by the search engine. Then,
Try various keywords and
compare the results. You can
also use the same keyword in
different search engines.
•
If you don’t like the list, change the keyword and ask the
search engine to generate a new list.
•
If you see a Web site that looks interesting, click its URL or
enter its URL in your browser.
After you have chosen and visited a Web site, you can easily
return to the search engine.
•
Use the Back arrow in your browser to return to the list.
•
Choose another Web site from the list or generate a new list.
Your browser keeps a chronological list of the Web sites you
visit. The forward arrow and back arrow let you move through
that list to revisit Web sites.
Tip
Check your browser’s Help
files for specific information on
using your Favorites folder.
If you know the URL of the Web site you want to visit, type it
directly into the Address box of your Web browser. For example,
you can visit the Compaq Web site by typing the following URL
into the Address box of your Web browser:
www.compaq.com/athome/exploration
The URL of a Web site that you want to remember can be placed
in your browser’s Favorites folder. Some suggested Web sites
are already in that folder. You can open your Favorites folder
and easily visit a Web site by clicking on its name.
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Accessing Files from the Internet
Accessing files from the Internet
can be as simple as the push of a
button. You may want to access
files such as software upgrades
and patches, videos, music, the
latest news, or up-to-date virusdetection files.
See also
The “Anti-Virus Software”
section of Chapter 4 for more
information about how to
protect your Notebook and
your files from viruses.
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To access a file on the Internet,
complete the following:
1. Open your Web browser and enter a Web address or search
for the information you need.
2. Once you have located a source for the information, follow
the Web site’s directions to view or download the file.
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Caring for
Your Battery
Battery Calibration, 7-4
When you’re on the go, AC wall outlets are not always available
and sometimes you’ll want to use battery power. This chapter
shows you how to maintain and recharge your battery properly
so that your Presario Notebook computer has the power
necessary to continue running. After you have read this chapter,
you will be able to complete the following tasks:
Power Management, 7-9
•
Increase the length of battery operating time
•
Correct a low-battery condition
•
Store your battery
•
Recycle your battery
In This Chapter
Battery Care, 7-2
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Battery Care
When AC wall outlets are
not available or convenient,
the battery becomes the
“life-line” of your
Notebook. In this section
you will become familiar
with the following:
•
Using the Battery
•
Storing the Battery
•
Recycling the Battery
Warning
If your Notebook contains a
lithium battery pack, improper
handling of the battery pack
may result in fire and chemical
burns. Do not disassemble,
crush, puncture, short external
contacts, dispose of in water
or fire, or expose it to
temperatures higher than
140 °F (60 °C). Replace only
with the Compaq battery pack
specified for your Notebook.
Using the Battery
Your Notebook allows you to use either AC power or battery
power. If an AC wall outlet is not available, you will want to
use battery power. This section will help you:
•
Determine the amount of remaining battery power
•
Determine what affects the length of battery operating time
Checking Battery Power
To determine the amount of remaining battery power, follow
these steps:
1. Double-click the Battery Charge icon or the AC power icon
located on the right side of the Windows taskbar.
2. Check the lights on your battery or Status panel gauge,
depending on what type of Notebook you have.
Storing the Battery
If you will not be using your Notebook for an extended period
of time, you must take precautions to ensure that your battery is
stored correctly.
See also
“Using Battery Power” earlier
in this guide for inserting,
removing, and charging
your battery.
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Refer to the following storage requirements.
Tip
For safety reasons when
operating under AC Power,
Compaq recommends that
you keep a battery installed.
This also helps to ensure that
you have a charged battery
when you need it.
Tip
Temperature plays an
important role in recharging
your battery. To gain maximum
capacity, allow both the battery
and your Notebook to cool to
68 °F (20 °C), which is room
temperature, before recharging
the battery.
Tip
You may store your battery
within the following
temperature range: 32 °F to
113 °F (0 °C to 45 °C).
To extend its operating life,
store the battery in a cool
dry place.
Li-Ion Battery – If your Notebook uses a Li-Ion (lithium-ion)
battery and you will not be using your Notebook for a long
period of time (more than two weeks):
•
Use your Notebook until the battery is drained to 50 percent.
•
Remove the battery and store it separately.
Recycling the Battery
In North America, dispose of
nickel-metal-hydride or lithium-ion
batteries by taking advantage
of the Compaq battery recycling
program. You will be provided
with a postage-paid battery pack
mailer pre-addressed to a
reclamation facility where the
metals are recycled.
Do not dispose of batteries with general household waste.
Dispose of or recycle them by using a public collection system
or returning them to Compaq, your authorized Compaq partners,
or their agents.
See also
“Government Approvals”
section of the Safety and
Comfort Guide for more
information on recycling.
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Battery
Calibration
All batteries lose their
charge if they have not
been used for a long
period of time. In this
section you will become
familiar with the following:
•
Calibrating the Battery
•
Maximizing Battery
Operating Time
•
Fixing a Low-Battery
Condition
Calibrating the Battery
You may notice that the battery
gauge does not correctly display
the battery charge level when you
first receive your Notebook, or if
you have not used your Notebook
for a long period of time. If the
battery gauge becomes inaccurate,
you must recalibrate your battery.
Recalibrating the battery simply
means recharging the battery to its
maximum capacity and resetting
the battery gauge to display the
level of charge accurately.
To recalibrate the battery, complete the following steps:
1. Plug in the AC adapter:
a. Allow the battery to charge until the Battery Charge
icon glows green, showing that the battery is fully
charged.
b. After the battery charge light or the icon glows green,
unplug the AC adapter.
2. Turn on or restart your Notebook.
Tip
Do not plug in the AC adapter
during the process or you will
have to start over with step 1.
Steps 3 through 6 prevent your Notebook from entering
Sleep mode. These steps also allow the battery to drain faster.
3. On the Windows taskbar, click Start, point to Settings,
and then click Control Panel.
4. Double-click the Power Options icon on the Control Panel.
The Power Options Properties dialog box opens.
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5. Click the Power Schemes tab.
6. From Running on Batteries column:
a. In the Turn off Monitor drop-down list, select Never.
b. In the Turn off Hard Disk drop-down list, select Never.
You can use your Notebook
while the battery is draining
or charging.
c. In the System Standby drop-down list, select Never.
7. Let the battery drain until your Notebook reaches
Hibernation and turns off.
8. Plug in the AC adapter. Restart your Notebook.
9. Return to the Power Management Properties dialog box
under Control Panel and re-enter your Power Savings
settings to the desired level.
The battery is now calibrated.
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Battery Charging Time
Battery charging time will vary based on the initial battery
charge, the type of battery, and the activity of your Notebook
while charging.
Purchasing Spare or Extra Batteries
Over time, all batteries lose the ability to operate at full capacity
and the battery will have to be replaced. To purchase a new
battery, contact your Compaq-authorized dealer or access the
Compaq Web site at: www.compaq.com/athome.
Maximizing Battery Operating Time
The battery operating time depends on your power management
settings. Your Notebook components, the options, and the
applications that you use also affect the operating time. This
section shows you how to increase the length of time you are
able to operate under battery power.
The display, processor, CD/DVD drive, and hard drive use the
most battery power. To maximize the battery operating time,
perform one or more of the following actions:
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•
Reduce display brightness and select a short wait for your
screen saver.
•
Select a screen saver that does not generate a lot of graphics
or motion.
•
Reduce audio volume or use headphones.
•
Exit modem programs when you are not using them.
•
Remove PC Cards when you are not using them.
•
Remove CDs or DVDs when you are not using them.
•
Use Sleep or Hibernation mode to turn off your Notebook
when you are not using it.
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Fixing a Low-Battery Condition
Tip
If you will not be using your
Notebook for an extended
period of time, Compaq
recommends that you
unplug the electrical
cord from the outlet
and remove the battery
while your Notebook is
not in use.
A low-battery condition exists when the battery has less than
10 percent of its power remaining. This section of will show you
how to correct a low-battery condition and what to do if your
Notebook loses all battery power.
When your Notebook loses
all battery power, it begins
Hibernation, a process that cannot
be interrupted. If Hibernation
has begun, you must allow your
Notebook to finish saving your
information and shut off
automatically before trying to
correct the low-battery condition.
The availability of an AC wall outlet will determine which
solution you should use to correct a low-battery condition.
Use one of the following options:
Connect the AC Adapter
Did you know...
The battery will charge
whether your Notebook is on
or off, and will continue to
charge until the battery is
fully charged or AC power
is disconnected.
This solution allows you to continue working without being
interrupted and simultaneously charges the drained battery.
You don’t have to turn off your Notebook before connecting
the AC adapter. Your Notebook automatically switches to
AC power once you connect the AC adapter.
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Replace the Drained Battery with a Charged One
Did you know...
Once your Notebook has
entered Hibernation mode,
it will not turn on until it is
plugged into an AC adapter
or the drained battery is
replaced with a charged one.
If you cannot connect the AC
adapter but you have a charged
battery, you can change to battery
power and continue working. To
replace the drained battery with a
charged one, complete the
following steps:
1. Save your work.
2. Turn off your Notebook
(or initiate Hibernation).
3. Replace the drained battery with the charged one.
4. Press the Power button to turn on your Notebook.
5. Resume your work.
When AC power becomes available, repeat these same steps
but insert the drained battery and charge it by plugging in the
AC adapter.
Suspend Your Work
If you cannot plug in the AC adapter and you do not have a
charged replacement battery, start Hibernation by pressing the
Power button. When a power source (AC or battery) becomes
available, press the Power button to turn your Notebook on and
resume your work.
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Power
Management
Saving Energy
Congratulations! You are no longer a “new user”. Now you
know how to use some of the fun, basic functions of your new
Presario Notebook computer, like surfing the Web. Now, it’s
time to learn about some advanced features, such as power
management, Hibernation and Sleep modes.
What is Power Management?
Did you know...
Presario Notebooks have
power-saving features that
protect your data and conserve
battery and monitor life.
This section explains the following:
•
Understanding Power Management
•
Starting and Ending Power Modes
•
Power Management Settings
•
Changing Power Management Settings
Understanding Power Management
Power management lets you reduce your Notebook power
consumption. Your Notebook has two power
management modes:
•
Hibernation saves information to the hard drive and then
turns off your Notebook. Your Notebook hibernates when
the Power button is pressed, when the battery has little
power left, or when your Notebook (operating on battery
power) is in Sleep mode for more than one hour.
•
Sleep, also called Standby, puts your Notebook in low-power
mode. It is still on, but the display appears blank.
€Caution: Although Sleep mode maintains system information and
open files, you will lose any unsaved information if you turn off
your Notebook before you end the Sleep mode.
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Starting and Ending Power Modes
Did you know...
Your Notebook automatically
goes into Hibernation if your
battery is low or after one
hour of Sleep. When it is on
AC power, it does not go into
Hibernation.
See also
Presario Operating System
Manual for more information
on changing Power
Management settings.
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If you want to...
Then...
Result / Indicators
Put your Notebook to
sleep manually
Press the Fn+F4 keys.
Or click the Start
button on the Windows
Taskbar, Shutdown,
then Standby.
Power » light blinks.
Wake your Notebook
from Sleep manually
Press any key.
Power » light stays on.
Put your Notebook
into Hibernation
manually
Press the Power »
button once. Or click
the Start button,
Shutdown, then
Hibernate.
Power » light is off.
Wake your Notebook
from Hibernation
manually
Press the Power »
button once.
Power » light stays on.
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Service
In This Chapter
Preventive
Maintenance, 8-2
Backup Utilities, 8-5
Maintaining your Notebook by keeping it clean and keeping
the vents free from dust promotes greater longevity and higher
performance. If Notebook components are not cleaned
periodically, the probability of system failure increases.
The information in this chapter provides helpful instructions
for the maintenance and care of your Notebook.
Hard Disk Errors, 8-6
Hard Disk Space
Management, 8-8
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SERVICE 8-1
Preventive
Maintenance
This section covers:
•
Cleaning Your
Notebook’s Exterior
•
Cleaning the Keyboard
•
Cleaning the
Display Screen
•
Cleaning the TouchPad
•
Caring for Your Presario
Notebook
Cleaning Your Notebook’s Exterior
€ Caution: When you shut down your Notebook, the power turns off.
However, some electrical currents may still be flowing through the
Notebook. To completely disconnect power from the Notebook,
unplug the power and modem cables from the wall outlets and
remove the battery.
Using a damp, lint-free cloth, clean the keyboard, the
Notebook’s exterior, and other external parts on your Notebook.
Do not use household cleaning solvents because they
€ Caution:
will damage the finish on your Notebook.
Cleaning the Keyboard
You should clean the keyboard
periodically to rid it of dust, lint,
and any other foreign particles that
may become trapped beneath the
keys. Use a compressed can of air
with a straw extension attached to
blow air in and around the keys.
Cleaning the keyboard prevents
keys from sticking and jamming.
It also makes typing a more
pleasant experience.
Do not use liquids of any kind on the keyboard, as they
€ Caution:
may permanently damage your keyboard.
Do not use a regular vacuum cleaner for cleaning the
€ Caution:
keyboard because you may deposit normal household debris on
the surfaces rather than remove it.
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Cleaning the Display Screen
Tip
Foam swabs or cosmetic
applicators are preferred
to cotton swabs because
cotton can add rather
than remove lint.
Tip
Give your Presario Notebook a
safe home. If your Notebook is
consistently exposed to direct
sunlight, consider moving it.
The heat from the sun shining
on the display screen can
reduce its performance and
cause glare.
Warning
Always disconnect the
power from your Notebook
and disconnect any other
peripherals before attempting
to clean your Notebook or
any of its components.
The surface of your display screen may look fuzzy or smudged.
You can use a soft, damp, lint-free cloth to wipe the screen
clean.
If the display screen requires any additional cleaning, use an
antistatic screen cleaner or pre-moistened antistatic wipes.
Never spray water or any other cleaning fluids or
€ Caution:
chemicals directly on the screen. You may permanently damage
your Notebook.
Cleaning the TouchPad
Grease and dirt on the TouchPad
can cause your cursor to jump
around on the display screen.
To avoid this, periodically clean
the TouchPad with a damp cloth.
Remember, before using your
Notebook, always wash your
hands if they are dirty.
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Caring for Your Presario Notebook
Did you know...
Your Notebook is cooled by
air that is drawn in through
the vents on the chassis and
blown out through the exhaust
fan. It is important to keep
the vents on the chassis free
of dust and debris. Brush any
dust away from the vents with
a damp cloth but do not
attempt to dismantle the
Notebook to clean dust from
the inside of the Notebook.
If you dismantle your
Notebook, you may
permanently damage the
components on your Notebook.
Your Presario Internet Notebook is designed as a durable
product. However, when you transport it, we recommend that
you put it in a portable notebook carrying case. To enhance the
life of your system, follow these Do’s and Don’ts.
Do’s
•
Carry and store your Notebook in a portable notebook
carrying case.
•
Keep diskettes and modular disk drives away from magnetic
fields. Magnetic fields can erase data on your diskettes and
your hard drives.
•
Keep your Notebook away from extreme temperatures
(for example, in parked cars, near heaters, or near open
windows). Extreme temperatures can damage your
Notebook or cause it to perform poorly.
Don’ts
8-4 SERVICE
•
Bump or drop your Notebook.
•
Put objects on top of it. Even if your Notebook is stored in a
durable carrying case, it is not made to support extra weight.
•
Leave the CD/DVD ROM door open when it is not in use.
It can get damaged.
•
Handle liquids around your Notebook. Exposure to almost
any liquid can result in expensive repairs that are not covered
under your warranty.
•
Expose your Notebook to dusty or dirty environments.
Dust and dirt can clog internal components and mechanisms.
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Backup Utilities Using Backup Devices
To retrieve files that may have been lost or damaged, you should
back up your files regularly to diskettes or other backup media.
You can back up all the files on your Notebook or you can select
specific files and folders. Use diskettes to do a partial backup of
selected files or folders.
Use backup devices such as tape drives or other high-capacity
backup devices to do a complete hard-drive backup.
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Hard Disk
Errors
This section covers:
Using ScanDisk
The ScanDisk utility examines the hard drive for surface errors
and file and folder problems. ScanDisk corrects these problems
so that Windows and other programs run efficiently.
•
Using ScanDisk
•
Using Disk Cleanup
Use ScanDisk from once a week to once a month, depending on
how often you use your Notebook. Also use ScanDisk if you
encounter hard drive problems.
•
Deleting Stored Files
To run ScanDisk, complete the following steps:
•
Defragmenting Your
Hard Disk
1. Click Start, Programs, and then Accessories.
2. Click System Tools, and then ScanDisk.
3. Select the drive(s) you want to check for errors.
Tip
In the ScanDisk dialog box,
you can select the option
“Automatically fix errors.”
4. Select the type of test you want to run.
5. Click Start to begin scanning your hard drive for errors.
6. Click Close when finished.
Did you know...
You can also optimize your
disk space with other options.
For detailed information, see
the “Operating System Guide”
included with your
new Notebook.
Tip
Compaq recommends using
ScanDisk, using Disk Cleanup,
and Defragmenting your hard
drive at least once a week to
optimize the performance of
your Notebook.
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Using Disk Cleanup
Optimize your system by using the Disk Cleanup maintenance
feature offered in Microsoft Windows. When you use the Disk
Cleanup tool, you can free hard disk space on your Notebook
by:
•
Deleting temporary Internet files
•
Deleting downloaded program files
•
Emptying the Recycle Bin
•
Deleting files from your temporary folder
•
Deleting files created by other Windows tools
•
Removing optional Windows components not in use
•
Removing installed programs that you do not use
•
Converting your hard disk to the FAT32 file system
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Deleting Stored Files
To free hard disk space, remove unused files stored on your hard
disk by completing these steps:
1. Double-click the My Computer g icon on your
Windows desktop.
2. Right-click the disk that you want to free space on.
3. Click Properties, then click Disk Cleanup on
the General tab.
4. Select the files you want to remove by clicking the
adjacent check boxes.
5. Click OK to confirm your request, and then click OK to
start the deletion process.
Defragmenting Your Hard Disk
Did you know...
Defragmenting your Notebook
on a regular basis optimizes the
speed of your Notebook.
The Disk Defragmenter utility rearranges files and unused space
on your hard disk so that programs can run faster.
€ Caution: Plug your Notebook into AC Power before defragmenting
the hard drive.
€ Caution: Do not turn off the Notebook during the
defragmentation process.
To defragment your hard drive, complete the following steps:
1. Click Start, Programs, and then Accessories.
2. Click System Tools, then Disk Defragmenter. A dialog
box prompting you to select the drive you want to
defragment is displayed.
3. Select the drive you wish to defragment.
4. Click OK to begin defragmenting your selected hard drive.
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SERVICE 8-7
Hard Disk
Space
Management
Checking the Hard Disk Space
In Windows, you can see a chart of the available hard
drive space.
To check your hard drive space, complete the following steps:
This section covers:
•
Checking the Hard
Disk Space
•
Deleting
Unnecessary Files
•
Using the Recycle Bin
•
Double-click the My Computer g icon. The My Computer
window is displayed.
•
Right-click the hard drive where you want to check available
file space, then select Properties. The System Properties
dialog box is displayed, which shows the free and used
space on the drive.
Deleting Unnecessary Files
By deleting unnecessary files from the hard drive, you free drive
space and help improve your Notebook’s performance. Use the
Windows Disk Cleanup utility to delete temporary Windows
files, temporary Internet files, empty the Recycle Bin, and delete
unneeded electronic mail files.
€ Caution: If you do not intend to delete files that are selected for
deletion, cancel the request by clicking No when prompted.
To use Windows Disk Cleanup, complete the following steps:
1. Click Start, then select Programs, Accessories,
System Tools, then Disk Cleanup. The Select Drive
dialog box is displayed.
2. Select the drive you want to clean up and click OK. The Disk
Cleanup dialog box is displayed.
3. Click the check box beside each file type you want to delete.
For more information about each file type you can delete,
read the descriptions in the Disk Cleanup dialog box.
4. Click OK, then click Yes to confirm. The selected
files are deleted.
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Using the Recycle Bin
Did you know...
You can also double-click on
the Recycle Bin K icon and
open the folder to select items
that you wish to keep.
When you delete files from your Notebook, they are not
completely eliminated from your hard drive. They are
temporarily stored in a system folder referred to as the
Recycle Bin. You can recover these files if necessary.
To delete these files, follow this process:
1. On your desktop, right-click the Recycle Bin K icon.
2. Click the Empty Recycle Bin option and the Confirm File
Delete dialog box is displayed.
3. Click Yes to confirm the deletion.
If program files are stored in the Recycle Bin folder, your
Notebook identifies them and prompts you to verify your
intention to delete these files.
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Solutions
In This Chapter
Basic Solutions, 9-2
Frequently Asked
Questions, 9-3
Solution Tables, 9-9
You turn on your Notebook and it
won’t start. You try to print and
nothing happens. You get an error
message that prevents you from
getting your work done—and
there's no one around who knows
what to do. Help!
In this chapter you’ll learn easy
ways to increase computer
performance and solve some basic computer problems:
•
In “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQs), you’ll find
answers to questions such as: Where can I find the
specifications for my Compaq Presario Notebook
computer? How do I change my Notebook display
resolution? What types of upgrades are available for
my Notebook?
•
In “Solution Tables,” you’ll find common problems described
in detail and several solutions to try and fix the problems.
If you can’t solve a problem yourself, we’ll show you how to
contact Compaq Support for all the help you’ll need.
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SOLUTIONS 9-1
Basic Solutions
Helpful Hints
Before you consult our
extensive list of common
solutions, try these helpful
hints. If you still need help,
this section tells you how to
quickly find the solution.
If you encounter minor problems with your Notebook, display,
or software, refer to the following list of general suggestions
before taking further action:
In this section:
•
Helpful Hints
•
Finding Solutions
Quickly
•
Ensure that your Notebook is plugged into the AC adapter and
that the adapter is plugged into a working electrical outlet.
•
Ensure that your Notebook is turned on and the
Power » light or icon is lit.
•
Adjust the brightness and contrast controls of the display.
•
Remove any diskettes from the diskette drive before turning
on your Notebook.
Finding Solutions Quickly
To help you find a solution quickly, most of the information in
this chapter is divided into three columns:
1. Symptom—describes the symptom or warning that indicates
a problem.
2. Problem—identifies one or more reasons why the
symptom occurred.
3. Solution—describes how you should try to fix the problem.
If the listed solution does not fix your problem, try another
solution for the symptom or try the solution a second time.
If a problem persists and you can’t resolve it, contact a Compaq
Authorized Service Provider. Refer to your Warranty Statement
for details.
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Frequently
Asked
Questions
General Questions
Q. Where can I find more information about my Notebook?
A. In the printed documentation that came with your Notebook.
Also visit the Compaq support Web site at:
•
General Questions
•
Display Questions
http://www.compaq.com/athome/support/serv_note.html
•
Questions about Sound
Q. What is Microsoft Windows?
•
Questions about Movies
A. Microsoft Windows is an operating system.
•
Questions about
Peripherals
Q. What is an operating system?
•
Questions about
Upgrades
•
Error Messages
See also
For more information, please
refer to your Microsoft
Windows Operating
System Manual.
See also
You can refer to other
documentation that comes with
your Notebook or peripheral
devices. Examples include
Microsoft Windows manuals,
third-party software manuals,
and hardware documentation
such as printer manuals.
A. An operating system is software that tells your Notebook
what to do. It translates keyboard strokes and mouse movements
into a language your Notebook can understand. Your Notebook
comes with a Microsoft operating system already installed.
Q. What is a computer virus and how can I remove it?
A. A computer virus is a program that can cause damage to your
Notebook. Your Notebook usually comes with preinstalled thirdparty virus scan software to remove computer viruses. However,
since new viruses constantly emerge, you should check with
your software vendor about software upgrades. These upgrades
are usually available on the Internet.
Q. I can’t connect to the Internet. What’s the problem?
A. First, you must have an account with an Internet Service
Provider (ISP). Your modem must also be configured correctly,
and you must have a cable connecting the modem port to the
phone jack. Also, ensure that you have an Internet browser
installed, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or
Netscape Navigator®.
Q. The keyboard does not respond when I press any button.
What should I do?
See also
“Common Tasks” chapter in
this guide for more information
about anti-virus software.
A. Press and hold the Power » button to power off your
Notebook, then restart, or call Compaq customer support
for assistance.
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SOLUTIONS 9-3
Q. Why is my Notebook slow when not on the network or when
coming out of Hibernation mode?
See also
Presario Notebook Operating
System Manual for information
on how to create additional
hardware profiles.
A. If the internal Ethernet hardware (network card) is set up to
connect to a network, Windows tries to access the network
through the Ethernet hardware. If a connection does not exist,
then start-up is delayed or loss of functionality can occur. One
way to overcome these problems is to use the Hardware Profile
feature of Windows. This feature allows you to create two
different Hardware Profiles that are selectable upon start-up: one
with the internal Ethernet hardware enabled, and one with the
internal Ethernet hardware disabled.
Display Questions
Q. How can I change the display settings on my Notebook?
A. Right-click on the Windows desktop and select Properties.
The following dialog box is displayed:
Select the Settings tab and make changes as necessary.
Click OK when you finish to apply the settings.
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Q. My display (monitor) is blank. What should I do?
A. Your Notebook might be in either Sleep (Standby) or
Hibernation mode. Try pressing any key to wake your Notebook
from Sleep (Standby) mode. If this does not correct the problem,
press the Power » button once to resume from
Hibernation mode.
Questions about Sound
Q. There is no sound coming from my Notebook. What’s wrong?
A. You can control the sound coming from your Notebook
speakers by double-clicking the Volume Ö icon in the taskbar.
The Master Volume window is displayed:
Make sure the Mute all box is not checked in the Master
Volume Balance section.
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SOLUTIONS 9-5
Questions about Movies
See also
“Adjusting Brightness” section
in this guide.
Q. The DVD movie is too dim or too bright. What should I do?
A. Adjust the brightness setting and the Advanced Display
properties.
Questions about Peripherals
Q. My Notebook is connected to a printer, but I am unable to
print. What’s wrong?
A. If the printer is attached directly to your Notebook, make sure
that the power cable is plugged into the wall and the printer is
turned on. Check to make sure that the connector cable between
your Notebook and the printer is properly attached. Also, ensure
that you have the correct driver for your printer installed on your
Notebook. If you still have trouble printing, refer to the
instructions that came with your specific printer model.
See also
“Using Your Notebook”
earlier in this guide for more
information on charging the
battery.
Q. How do I know how much battery power I have?
A. See the Battery Status icon in the System tray on the
Windows taskbar.
Questions about Upgrades
Q. Can I download upgrades from the Compaq Internet site?
A. Yes. You can download Compaq upgrades, called Softpaqs,
such as video drivers, diagnostics, and flash ROM at:
http://web14.compaq.com/falco/sp_list.asp
Note: You must know your Presario Notebook Model and Serial Numbers
(located on the underside of your Notebook).
Q. Where do I get information about memory upgrades?
A. See the following site:
http://athome.compaq.com
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Error Messages
Error messages are displayed on the screen to alert you when
problems occur and when your input is required to resolve a
problem.
Q. I receive an Out of Memory message while a program is
running. What’s wrong?
A. Your Notebook operating system resources are low. Close
one or more programs to recover resources.
Note: You may have to restart your Notebook to completely recover
Windows memory.
See also
“Hard Disk Errors” and
“Hard Disk Space
Management” earlier in this
guide for information about the
hard disk.
Q. I receive hard disk error messages. What is wrong?
A. A hard disk error message is displayed when part of the hard
disk has failed. The hard drive can be restored by using the
ScanDisk utility.
To repair the hard disk using the ScanDisk Utility, complete the
following steps:
1. Click the Start button, point to Programs, Accessories,
System Tools, then click ScanDisk to open the ScanDisk
dialog box.
2. Select the hard disk and any other desired options.
3. Click the Start button to begin the repair process.
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SOLUTIONS 9-7
Q. I receive a non-system disk or disk error message.
What is wrong?
A. If you have a non-system or disk error message, check
the following:
•
Check the diskette drive to see if you have a diskette in the
drive. When drive activity stops, remove the diskette and
press the Spacebar to continue the startup process.
•
If a diskette is not in the drive, the system files have been
damaged. To repair the system files, complete the
following steps:
a. Insert the startup diskette that you have created for your
operating system in the diskette drive.
b. Press and hold down the Power » button until your
Notebook shuts down.
c. Press the Power » button to restart your Notebook.
d. At the A:\ prompt, type SYS C: and press the Enter key.
The following message is displayed:
‘SYSTEM TRANSFERRED’. This operation restores the
system files to your hard disk.
e. When the operation is complete, restart your Notebook.
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Solution Tables Audio and Video
Audio
In this section:
•
Audio and Video
•
Battery and Power
•
Mass-Storage
•
Game and Internet
•
Keyboard and TouchPad
•
Memory and PC Card
Symptom
Problem
Solution
No sound.
Volume has been
muted.
On the taskbar, click the
Volume Ö icon and clear
the Mute check box.
Your Notebook is
in Sleep mode. This is
identified when the
Power » light is
flashing.
Press any key.
Sound is
too low.
Volume is set too low. Click the Volume Ö icon
on the taskbar, and click
the Volume slider and
drag it up, or press the
Volume Up button.
Sound is
distorted.
Volume is set
too high.
Audio CD or DVD
does not play.
See CD or DVD in
“Mass-Storage” later
in this chapter.
Volume Ö icon
is missing from
the Windows
taskbar.
The Show Volume
Control on taskbar
option has not been
selected.
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Click the Volume Ö icon
on the taskbar, and click
the Volume slider and
drag it down, or press the
Volume Down button.
1. On the taskbar, click the
Start button, and point
to Settings.
2. Click Control Panel.
3. Double-click
Sound and Multimedia.
4. Select Show volume
control on taskbar, and
click OK.
SOLUTIONS 9-9
Video or Display
Did you know...
Video is also referred to as
the display.
Tip
Key combinations, such as
the example Fn+F8 used in
these solutions, mean that
you should press and hold
down the Fn key, press the
F8 key, and then release
both keys simultaneously.
9-10 SOLUTIONS
Symptom
Problem
Solution
Screen is blank.
Screen saver
is enabled.
Press the Spacebar or click
with the TouchPad.
Your Notebook is in
Sleep mode. This is
identified when the
Power » light is
flashing.
Press any key.
The external monitor
display is selected.
Press the Fn+F3 keys to
switch between the LCD
display, external monitor,
TV-Out (available on select
models), and simultaneous
display.
Display is
too faint.
Brightness and
contrast controls are
not set properly.
Display only
fills part of
the screen.
Your resolution
settings are not
set properly.
Press the Fn+F8 keys to turn
up the brightness. (On select
models, you can adjust the
contrast.)
1. On the taskbar, click the
Start button and point
to Settings.
2. Click Control Panel.
3. Double-click Display.
4. Click the Settings tab.
5. In the Screen area, click
the slider and drag it to
the desired resolution.
6. Click OK to accept the new
settings, then close the
Control Panel window.
Characters are
garbled or the
display flashes
when your
Notebook is
connected to an
external monitor.
The external
monitor’s resolution is
set too high for
your Notebook.
Restart your Notebook and
reset the Display settings for
a lower resolution. Refer to
the solution for “Display only
fills part of the screen.” for
more details.
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Battery and Power
Battery
Symptom
Problem
Battery gauge is
not accurate.
Battery charging
indicator does
not appear and
battery does not
charge.
Battery charge
does not last as
long as
expected.
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Solution
Calibrate the battery. Refer
to “Calibrating the Battery” in
this guide for details.
Battery needs
calibrating.
Allow time for the battery to
return to room temperature.
Battery is at the end
of its life.
Replace the battery. Refer to
“Recycling the Battery” in
this guide for battery
recycling information.
Battery was exposed
to temperature
extremes.
Keep the battery within the
recommended temperature
ranges. Refer to “Battery
Care” in this guide.
Battery is not fully
draining.
Calibrate the battery. Refer to
“Calibrating the Battery” in
this guide.
Battery was
exposed to extreme
temperatures.
Keep the battery within the
recommended temperature
ranges. Refer to “Battery
Care” in this guide.
Battery has partially
self-discharged.
Recharge the battery.
Power Management
is disabled.
Reset the power management
options. Refer to “Calibrating
the Battery” in this guide.
SOLUTIONS 9-11
Battery
9-12 SOLUTIONS
Symptom
Problem
Solution
(cont’d)
Battery charge
does not
last as long
as expected.
Battery is at the end
of its life.
Replace the battery.
Refer to “Recycling the
Battery” in this guide for
battery recycling information.
Your Notebook
has entered the
Low Battery
state, but it did
not beep.
Volume is set too low Adjust volume if necessary.
to hear the warning
beep, or a CD is
playing and the
alarm does not
interrupt play to
issue a warning beep.
Your Notebook is
beeping and the
Low Battery
warning appears
or the battery
gauge is
below 10 %.
Your Notebook has
entered a Low
Battery stage.
If possible, immediately
connect your Notebook to AC
power. If connecting to AC
power is not possible, you
have the following choices:
• Save your files and
perform a normal
Windows shut down.
• Initiate Hibernation
by pressing the
Power » button.
• Let your Notebook go into
Hibernation automatically
(if enabled).
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Power
Symptom
Problem
Solution
You forgot your
power-on
password.
Your Notebook will
not start without
entering the
power-on password.
Take your Notebook to your
local Compaq Authorized
Service Provider.
See the Warranty Statement
for details.
Your Notebook
will not turn on.
Power button on your
Notebook has not
been pressed.
Press the Power » button on
your Notebook.
Power plug is not
properly connected
to AC adapter or
wall outlet.
Reconnect the power cord to
AC adapter and wall outlet.
AC adapter is not
properly connected
to back of
your Notebook.
Reconnect the AC adapter to
the back of your Notebook.
Battery is fully
discharged or
not installed.
Connect AC adapter to your
Notebook and a wall outlet or
insert a charged battery.
Keyboard controller
needs to be reset.
1. Unplug AC adapter from
back of your Notebook.
2. Remove the battery and
wait 30 seconds.
3. Re-install AC adapter
and battery.
Wall outlet is bad.
Test the outlet by connecting
a different electrical device
to outlet.
Wrong memory
modules were used in
upgrade, or memory
modules were
installed in the
wrong location.
Contact your Compaq
Authorized Service Provider to
verify the type of memory
modules to use and where to
install them. See the Warranty
Statement for details.
See also
“Error Messages” earlier in
this chapter.
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Power
See also
“Error Messages” earlier in
this chapter.
Symptom
Problem
Solution
Your Notebook is
not responding
to keyboard or
TouchPad.
Your Notebook has
locked up.
Restart your Notebook by
pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL
keys simultaneously or hold
down the Power » button
until your Notebook turns off.
A program you are
using is not certified
for Windows
by Microsoft.
Verify that the program is
certified by Microsoft
(see program packaging for
this information).
If program is Microsoft
certified then see the
next problem.
A diskette that does
not contain system
files needed to start
your Notebook is in
the diskette drive.
When drive activity stops,
remove the diskette, and press
the Spacebar to continue the
startup process.
System files may
have been damaged.
Insert a boot diskette
or Windows Startup
diskette to restart
your Notebook.
Insert an emergency diskette
that has been created for
your operating system in
the diskette drive.
1. Restart your Notebook.
This task rebuilds
the system files on
your hard drive.
2. Restart your Notebook.
Configuration file may
be corrupted.
If possible, save all data,
close all programs, and
restart your Notebook.
One of the
following
messages is
displayed:
“Operating
System Not
Found,” or
“Non-system
disk or
disk error.”
“Illegal
Operation
has Occurred”
error message
is displayed.
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Mass-Storage
CD or DVD Drive
Did you know...
Mass-Storage media include
CDs, CD-RWs, DVDs,
diskettes, and the hard disk.
Symptom
Problem
Solution
CD/DVD drive
cannot read
a disc or
takes too long
to start.
The disc is inserted
improperly.
Reinsert the CD with the label
facing up and verify the disc is
securely snapped down on
the spindle.
The DVD drive takes
longer to start
because it must
determine the type of
media being played
before it can start.
Wait at least 30 seconds to
let the DVD drive determine
the type of media being
played. If disc still does not
start, refer to the solution for
related problems.
The disc is dirty.
Clean the disc with a CD
cleaning kit available in most
computer stores.
DVD Player
performance
is poor when
running other
programs
simultaneously.
DVD playback
requires large
amounts of
processing power;
therefore, the system
cannot process other
tasks simultaneously
at maximum
performance.
To provide maximum
performance, close all other
programs while playing DVD
media. It may also be
necessary to restart Windows
to free all resources.
Cannot eject CD
or DVD.
Power is not on.
Manually eject the disc
(see “Using the CD or
DVD Drive” in this guide)
or turn on your Notebook.
Display is
corrupted when
playing some
DVD movies.
Copyright material at
beginning of movie
causes momentary
corruption.
Wait a few seconds for video
corruption to clear up. If it
does not clear up, then stop
and restart the DVD movie.
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SOLUTIONS 9-15
Diskette Drive
Symptom
Problem
Solution
Not reading
drive:
“Abort, Retry,
Fail?” message
appears.
A non-formatted
diskette is inserted.
Format the diskette using the
following steps:
1. Double-click the
My Computer g icon
on the desktop.
2. Select the
3 1/2 Floppy (A:) drive.
3. Click File and point
to Format.
4. Select the desired options,
and click Start to begin
formatting the diskette.
Diskette is damaged.
Replace the diskette with a
new one.
The diskette is
improperly inserted.
Remove the diskette and
reinsert it as follows:
1. Insert the edge with the
sliding cover into the drive
facing up.
2. Push the diskette all the
way into the drive until
it stops.
Diskette is damaged.
Replace the diskette with a
new one.
Diskette is not
formatted.
Format the diskette by
following these steps:
1. From the desktop,
double-click the
My Computer g icon.
2. Select the
3 1/2 Floppy (A:) drive.
3. Click File, and point
to Format.
4. Select the desired options,
and click Start to begin
formatting the diskette.
Diskette drive is
continually
active.
Diskette drive
cannot read
a diskette.
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Diskette Drive
Symptom
Problem
Solution
(cont’d)
Diskette drive
cannot read
a diskette.
The wrong type of
diskette is
being used.
Check the type of drive
you have and use the
correct diskette type.
Diskette drive
cannot save
information
to diskette.
Diskette is not
formatted.
Format the diskette by
following these steps:
1. From the desktop,
double-click the
My Computer g icon.
2. Select the
3 1/2 Floppy (A:) drive.
3. Click File and point
to Format.
4. Select the desired options,
and click Start to begin
formatting the diskette.
Once the format is complete,
you should be able to save
your information.
Diskette is
write-protected.
Slide the write-protection tab
to the unlocked position on
the diskette.
Diskette is full or file
is too big.
Use another diskette or
compress the file to reduce
the file size.
File save command
was not
properly executed.
When saving information to
the diskette drive, verify you
are using the correct drive.
Diskette is damaged.
Replace the
damaged diskette.
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Hard Drive
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Symptom
Problem
Solution
Hard drive
error message
is displayed.
Part of the hard
drive failed.
Insert an emergency diskette
that has been created for your
operating system in the
diskette drive.
1. Restart your Notebook.
This operation rebuilds the
system files on your
hard disk.
2. When the operation is
complete, restart
your Notebook.
For further assistance call the
Compaq Customer Support
number for your region.
“Non-system
disk or disk
error” message
is displayed.
A diskette that does
not contain system
files needed to start
your Notebook is in
the diskette drive.
When drive activity stops,
remove the diskette and press
the Spacebar to continue the
startup process.
System files
are damaged.
Insert a startup diskette that
has been created for your
operating system in the
diskette drive.
1. Restart your Notebook.
2. At the A:\ prompt, type
SYS C: and press Enter.
The following message is
displayed: ‘SYSTEM
TRANSFERRED’. This
operation restores the
system files to your
hard disk.
3. Restart your Notebook.
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Game and Internet
Games
Symptom
Problem
Solution
Game
frequently stops
responding
or locks up.
Minimum hardware
or software
requirements set by
manufacturer are not
met.
Review the game packaging
or call the game’s
manufacturer to verify the
minimum hardware and
software requirements.
Game was not
set up properly
when installed.
Re-install the program, noting
any settings and default
selections that pertain to
your Notebook, and restart
the game.
Internet
Symptom
Problem
Solution
Cannot connect
to the Internet.
Internet service
provider (ISP) account
is not set up properly.
Verify Internet settings, or
contact your Internet service
provider (ISP) for assistance.
Modem is not set up
properly.
Reconnect the modem,
verifying the telephone line to
wall jack connection.
Refer to the
Compaq Easy Setup poster.
Web browser is not
set up properly.
Verify that your web browser
is installed and set up to work
with your ISP.
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Internet
Symptom
Instant Internet
Zone buttons do
not respond.
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Problem
Solution
If no dial tone is
found, another
telephone handset on
the same line is not
on the receiver.
Verify that all telephone
handsets on the same line are
on the receiver.
Messages are
not cleared from
answering service.
If you use an answering
service that modifies your
telephone’s dial tone to inform
you of messages, clear all
messages and try your
call again.
ISP connection is
not established.
Connect to your ISP and
retry the Instant Internet
Zone buttons.
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Keyboard and TouchPad
Keyboard and TouchPad
Did you know...
The TouchPad is your
Notebook’s mouse. Use your
finger on the touchpad to direct
the cursor across the screen.
Symptom
Problem
Solution
Keyboard
commands
or keystrokes
are not
recognized by
your Notebook.
Program in use has
stopped responding
to commands.
Turn off your Notebook using
the TouchPad.
1. On the taskbar, click the
Start button.
2. Click Shut Down...
3. Select the Shut down
option, and click OK.
4. After the shutdown is
complete, restart
your Notebook.
If your Notebook does not
shut down, press and hold
down the Power » button
until your Notebook turns off.
Fn+Num Lk or
Shift+Num Lk
does not turn
the internal
NumLock on.
The internal keyboard
NumLock is disabled
when an external
PS/2 keyboard or
keypad is present.
Use keypad on the external
keyboard, or unplug the
external keyboard to use
internal keypad feature.
When typing,
some of the
letter keys return
numbers to
the screen.
The NumLock feature
is turned on.
Press the Fn or Shift key while
pressing the Num Lk key to
turn Num Lock off.
Cursor jumps to
a different
location
while typing.
TouchPad needs to be
cleaned.
Wipe the TouchPad with a
damp cloth and wipe it dry.
Cursor does
not respond.
TouchPad needs to
be cleaned.
Wipe the TouchPad with a
damp cloth and wipe it dry.
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Keyboard and TouchPad
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Symptom
Problem
Solution
(cont’d)
Cursor does
not respond.
Program in use has
stopped responding
to commands.
Turn off your Notebook using
your keyboard.
1. Press the Ctrl and Esc
keys simultaneously.
2. From the Windows Start
menu, use the arrow keys
to select Shut Down...
and press the Enter key.
3. Select the Shut down
option (you may need to
use the arrow keys to
select it), and press the
Enter key.
4. After the shutdown is
complete, restart
your Notebook.
If your Notebook does not shut
down, press and hold down
the Power » button until your
Notebook turns off.
TouchPad needs to
be cleaned.
Wipe the TouchPad with a
damp cloth and wipe it dry.
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Keyboard and TouchPad
Symptom
Problem
Solution
(cont’d)
Cursor does
not respond.
The TouchPad
sensitivity
settings may
need adjustment.
Restore default
TouchPad settings.
1. On the taskbar, click the
Start button and point
to Settings.
2. Click Control Panel and
double-click Mouse.
3. Click the Touch tab and
then the Defaults button.
4. Click OK, and close the
Control Panel window.
TouchPad has been
set up to interpret
TouchPad taps as
clicks, and this
setting may need
adjustment.
Adjust the TouchPad settings.
1. On the taskbar, click the
Start button and point
to Settings.
2. Click Control Panel, and
double-click Mouse.
3. Click the Touch tab,
and clear the
Tap to click option.
4. To adjust the PalmCheck
Settings, click the slider
and drag it to the right
until the Maximum setting
is reached.
5. Click OK, and close the
Control Panel window.
The PageUp,
PageDown, Home, or
End keys were
accidentally pressed
while typing.
Avoid pressing these keys
when pressing the Backspace
or Enter keys.
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Memory and PC Card
Memory
Symptom
Problem
Solution
Insufficient
memory
message is
displayed.
All available memory
is used by open
programs and
memory is needed for
the desired task.
Close one or more programs
and retry. If this does not solve
the problem, restart Windows
to recover additional memory.
PC Cards
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Symptom
Problem
Solution
Your Notebook
does not
recognize the
PC Card.
PC Card is not fully
inserted in
the slot or is
upside down.
Remove the card and
gently reinsert it. Refer to
the manufacturer’s
documentation for details.
The PC Card device
driver is not installed.
Install the device driver.
Refer to the documentation
that came with your
PC Card or contact the
PC Card manufacturer.
PC Card may not
be supported
by Windows.
Review the PC Card packaging
to verify that the PC Card is
compatible or contact the
manufacturer directly.
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GLOSSARY
This Glossary defines commonly used terms to help new users understand computer
concepts. Some of these terms are used in this guide.
1394 port A new type of connector for
plugging in peripherals, such as video
cameras, with extremely fast data-transfer
rates. The 1394 standard synchonizes
audio and video files by delivering data
at a guaranteed rate—in real time.
See peripheral.
A
Acrobat® Reader™ Software created by
Adobe Systems that allows you to view an
electronic document with the exact layout
intended by the author. The Acrobat
Reader can be downloaded free of charge
from the Adobe Web site. See software.
anti-virus software A program that
detects and, in many cases, repairs the
damage caused by a computer virus.
B
backup Copy of a file that is kept in case
the original is lost or damaged. Backups
can be kept on the hard disk, a diskette,
an LS Compaq drive, or even a CD.
bit The smallest possible piece of
computer information—a single digit.
See digital.
boot To start or restart the computer.
During the start-up process, information
necessary for the computer to operate is
loaded into memory. See main memory.
browser Software that searches for,
displays, and downloads text, graphics,
sound, and video from the Internet.
Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape
Navigator are two popular browsers.
application Software installed on a
computer. See program.
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GLOSSARY-1
bug A mistake in the design of computer
software or hardware. Because of their
complexity, many have minor bugs. As
soon as the manufacturer becomes aware
of the problem, modifications are made
to correct it.
C
cable modem A modem that allows
you to access the Internet via your
cable television provider. Continuously
connected to the Internet, it allows
high-speed, high-capacity data transfer.
CD (compact disc) Media used in a
CD-ROM drive. The disc is a circular
piece of plastic that stores digital data
on one side, using laser technology.
bulletin board An electronic notice board
on the Internet where people can post
notices for others with similar interests.
Professional organizations and clubs often
have bulletin boards for members to share
information and opinions.
byte Eight bits of data (eight individual
electronic on/off signals, strung together
to make a message that the computer can
interpret). Most information is organized
into bytes. One byte of data is usually
required to represent a single character that
you can see on the screen (a letter, number,
punctuation mark, or other symbol).
For example, the byte 01001000
represents the capital letter H. See bit.
GLOSSARY-2
CD-ROM A compact disc with read-only
data. You cannot erase or record over the
data.
CD-RW A compact disc with rewritable
data. You can write to the disc using a
rewritable or recordable CD drive.
chat An Internet feature that allows you to
exchange typed messages with another
person (or a group of people) in real time.
A message you type instantly displays on
the other person’s computer.
click To push down and quickly release
either the left or right mouse button.
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Ctrl+Alt+Delete Pressing and holding
down the Ctrl key, then the Alt key,
and then the Delete key, simultaneously,
to close a program that is locked (not
responding). Use Ctrl+Alt+Delete a
second time to shut down a computer that
is locked. Unsaved data is erased from
memory. When the computer restarts, it
displays an error message that Windows
was not properly shut down, and it scans
the hard disk for errors.
settings, and you can designate the new
settings as the default.
defragmenting The rearrangement of
files and unused space on your hard disk
so programs can run faster.
desktop See Windows desktop.
dialog box A small window that requests
information from the user before a
command can be carried out.
cursor The blinking vertical line on the
screen that indicates where the next
character appears when you type.
D
data Information that can be processed by
a computer. See digital.
database A collection of similar data that
is designed for easy retrieval of information.
dedicated line A telephone line that is
always connected to the modem (inside the
computer) to provide constant access to the
Internet. A separate telephone line is used
for phone calls. See modem.
default The option that the software
automatically chooses for you when you
don’t indicate a choice yourself. For
example, when you print a document, the
Print dialog box asks which pages to print
(the default is All) and how many copies to
print (the default is 1). You can change the
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digital A system that uses electronic
signals to transfer data in the form of bits.
A bit is represented by a single digit.
Computers use only two digits—either a
0 or a 1—in various combinations.
See bit and byte.
discussion group A group discussion
on a topic of mutual interest held on the
Internet. Instead of meeting in a classroom,
students may meet for group discussions
on the Internet.
directory
See folder.
GLOSSARY-3
disk High-capacity storage media, such as
the hard disk inside the computer and the
removable media used in a Zip drive or Jaz
drive.
diskette Low-capacity, removable storage
media made of flexible plastic film encased
in a hard plastic shell. Since the plastic film
is flexible, the 3.5-inch diskette is sometimes referred to as a floppy disk.
diskette drive The drive that reads and
writes to a diskette.
double-click To push down and quickly
release the left mouse button two times in
rapid succession to open an item.
download To receive files from another
computer on the Internet.
drive A device that reads and sometimes
writes to storage media. Examples are the
CD drive, DVD drive, LS Compaq drive,
diskette drive, and hard drive.
driver Software that enables the operating
system to recognize and operate devices
installed in or attached to the computer,
such as a printer. All drives that use
removable media and all peripheral devices
have drivers. You can download updated
drivers from the manufacturer’s Web site.
See peripheral device.
DSL (digital subscriber line)
A telephone line that carries both voice and
data signals; it allows you to talk on the
phone and surf the Internet at the same
time. The data part of the line, which is
continuously connected to the Internet,
allows high-speed, high-capacity data
transfer. Your local telephone company
provides the necessary equipment—a
DSL modem, a network interface card,
and a splitter.
DSL modem A modem that connects to
the Internet using digital subscriber line
service through an existing copper
telephone line.
DVD (digital versatile disc) A CDsized disc that stores full-length movies,
music videos, and multimedia computer
games with three-dimensional graphics.
Both single-sided and double-sided
discs are available.
E
encrypt To translate data into a secret
code. You must have access to a secret key
or password to read an encrypted file.
See secure Web site.
drop-down menu A list of options that
drops down when you click a menu on
the menu bar or the down arrow on a
dialog box.
GLOSSARY-4
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Ethernet The most widely-installed local
area network technology. An Ethernet
LAN typically uses coaxial cable or special
upgrades of twisted pair wires. The most
commonly installed Ethernet systems
provide transmission speed up to 10Mbps
are called 10BASE-T. Devices are
connected to the cable and compete for
access using a Carrier Sense Multiple
Access with Collision Detection protocol.
Explorer See Microsoft Internet Explorer
and Microsoft Windows Explorer.
F
fax modem A modem that allows your
computer to transmit and receive faxes.
The fax modem can transmit documents to
fax machines and other computers with fax
modems. It can broadcast a fax to several
sites at once. A dual-purpose modem
functions as both a regular modem that
transmits files as attachments, and a fax
modem that transmits printed documents.
file extension A dot and two or three
letters after a file name that indicate the
program in which the file was created.
For example, .doc indicates that the file
was created in Microsoft Word.
floppy disk
See diskette.
folder Represented by an icon that looks
like a yellow manila folder, a folder
contains other folders (subfolders) and
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files. Both MS-DOS and early versions
of Microsoft Windows used the term
directory (and subdirectories) for folder
(and subfolders).
.
G
game port A connector on the back of
the computer for plugging in a joystick.
See joystick.
GIF (pronounced giff). A file format for
graphics displayed on the Internet. They
are easily identified by the file extension
.gif. See JPEG.
graphical interface Communication
between a person and a computer by means
of images. With a pointing device, such as
a mouse, you click an icon to tell the
computer what you want. See icon.
graphics Pictures or illustrations,
including drawings, pie charts, bar graphs,
street maps, architectural and engineering
designs, fashion designs, musical scores,
cartoons, animated images, and photographs. A graphics card enables the monitor to display these items on the screen.
See SVGA.
GLOSSARY-5
H
hard disk Internal storage media for
permanent storage of system files,
software, and data files. The hard disk
consists of flat, round platters. Each side
of each platter has a head that floats on a
thin cushion of air over the surface of the
rapidly spinning disk and picks up (reads)
magnetically stored data or records
(writes) data onto the disk.
hard drive The drive that reads and
writes to the hard disk. If you have a large
hard drive, it may be divided into several
partitions. Each partition is designated by a
different icon and a drive letter, beginning,
with the letter C. Partition C: contains the
files the computer uses to start up.
The other partitions contain no preinstalled
files.
hardware The physical components of a
computer—the parts you can physically
touch. See software.
HTML (hypertext markup language)
The standard language for documents
designed for viewing on the Internet with
a browser. Tags, embedded in the
documents, mark the location of other
electronic files—including text, graphics,
audio, and video files. Click on the links
to jump from one document to another.
Documents formatted for a browser can
be identified by the file extension .htm or
.html. See hyperlink.
GLOSSARY-6
http:// (hypertext transfer protocol)
This protocol commands the Web server to
locate the Web site you requested and
transmit the Web site to your computer.
hyperlink The embedded link to another
document. When you pass the cursor over a
link (usually highlighted text or an image),
a small hand with a pointed index finger is
displayed. When you click the link, the
document to which it points is automatically transferred to your computer—no
matter where on the Internet the file is
stored. See HTML.
I
icon A small picture that represents a
menu command, file, program, tool,
or peripheral.
interactive A computer program that
responds to you as if you were having a
conversation. You give instructions; the
computer performs an action or requests
additional information. Computer games,
multimedia, and tutorials are interactive
programs.
interface A means of communication
between two entities. A person and a
computer interface through a monitor,
keyboard, and mouse. Two computers
interface through a network or Internet
connection.
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Internet A worldwide collection of
computer networks that are interconnected
so that users can share electronic
information.
Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer.
JPEG files, which store more information
per pixel than GIF files, are used for
complex, high-resolution images. See GIF.
See also pixel.
See Microsoft
Internet keyboard A keyboard that
resembles a typewriter keyboard, but is
equipped with special buttons programmed
to connect to the Internet.
Internet phone A video telephone that
allows you to make long-distance calls
over the Internet.
ISP (Internet service provider) A
company that provides access to the
Internet. To use the service, you need the
service provider’s software, a user-name,
a password, and access phone number(s).
Through a modem, you can log on to the
ISP, surf the World Wide Web, and send
and receive e-mail.
J
joystick A lever that moves in all
directions to control the movement of a
pointer or objects on the screen. It is used
for computer games in which you drive,
fly, or shoot objects displayed
by the monitor.
JPEG (pronounced J-peg). A file format
for graphics, especially photographs,
displayed on the Internet. It is easily
identified by the file extension .jpg.
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L
link See hyperlink.
log on To gain access to a computer
network, or the Internet by entering a
user-name and password. See network.
left click To push down and quickly
release the left mouse button to select
an item.
M
main memory Physical memory chips
(RAM) inside the computer. Every
program you launch and every file you
open must be copied from a storage disk,
disc, or diskette into main memory. The
amount of main memory in your computer
determines how many programs you can
run and how much data you can process
at one time. Memory is measured in
megabytes (1 million bytes or characters)
of information. Most personal computers
come with a minimum of 32 megabytes
of main memory—the minimum
recommendation for Windows programs.
You can insert extra memory (visit the
following website for more information
www.compaq.com/my presario).
See RAM. See also byte.
GLOSSARY-7
microprocessor A silicon chip inside
your computer that processes the
instructions and data from input devices
(such as the keyboard and mouse) and
communicates them to output devices
(such as the monitor, speakers,
and printer).
Microsoft Internet Explorer A Web
browser developed by the Microsoft
Corporation. See browser.
Microsoft Windows The most popular
computer operating system in the world.
It is characterized by the use of windows
and icons. Each running program and
open file has its own window. Instead of
memorizing commands, you click icons to
communicate with the computer. Clicking
the minimize button shrinks a program to
an icon on the taskbar. Clicking the icon
redisplays the program as a window. You
can have several windows open at the same
time and toggle from one to another by
using Alt+Tab. (Press and hold down the
Alt key, press the Tab key, and then release
both keys. A palette with an icon for each
program is displayed. Click the icon for the
program you want.)
MIDI (musical instrument digital
interface) (pronounced middy).
An interface that allows the computer to
record sounds created by a synthesizer and
then manipulate the data to produce new
sounds, such as changing the key of a
composition. See interface.
See also digital.
GLOSSARY-8
MIDI connector A connector on the back
of the computer for plugging in a
synthesizer keyboard.
MIDI format A file format used to store
electronic music sounds. It can be
identified by the file extension .mid. A
sound card that supports MIDI files allows
the computer to generate the synthesized
musical sounds found in games,
CD-ROMs, and presentation packages.
minimize To shrink a running program
window into an icon on the Windows
taskbar. Click the icon to restore the
program window. See Microsoft Windows.
modem A device in the computer that
converts data from digital format to analog
format so that it can be transferred through
a standard telephone line to another
computer. The modem in the receiving
computer converts the data back to digital
format. See digital.
mouse A device that you move across the
top of your desk (or a mousepad) to move
the pointer or cursor on the screen. Click to
select an item, double-click to launch a
program, and right-click to see a shortcut
menu.mouse pointer
The arrow on the screen that moves with
the mouse.
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MP3 The file extension for MPEG, audio
layer 3, sound files. This format
compresses sound data from a stereo music
CD to one-half of its original size without
sacrificing sound quality. Because of their
small size, MP3 files can easily be
transferred over the Internet. You can
download individual songs or entire CDs
in MP3 format to your computer.
The format is easily identified by the file
extension .mp3.
N
navigate To move through a Web site or
online document by clicking the hyperlinks
embedded in the text or images.
See hyperlink.
Netscape Navigator A Web browser
developed by the Netscape
Communications Corporation.
See browser.
network Two or more computers linked
together to share resources, such as
programs, files, and printers.
multimedia Two or more media formats
used together, such as text, graphics,
animation, audio, or video.
music software Programs for
composing and editing music. When you
play a tune on a synthesizer keyboard
connected to a computer, the music
program translates what you play into
a written score.
network interface card (NIC) An
expansion card or other device used
to connect a computer to a local
area network.
newsgroup A discussion group on the
Internet where people can post or read
messages on thousands of topics, such as
professional basketball, environmental
protection, and Himalayan cats,
newsreader A program that lets you read
and post messages to newsgroups.
news server A server that receives the
Usenet news feed (all the individual
messages collected from 100,000 news
servers around the world). You access the
news server through your Internet Service
Provider. See Usenet. See also newsgroup.
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GLOSSARY-9
O
P
online To be communicating with another
computer through a modem or network.
You are online when you log on and
establish a connection. You are offline
when you lose or terminate a connection.
See modem. See also network.
parallel port A connector on the back of
the computer for plugging in a parallel
cable attached to a parallel device, such
as a printer. Data is transferred, one byte
at a time, through eight data wires (one for
each bit in the byte). All eight bits travel
side by side and arrive at the same time.
A parallel port is faster than a serial port,
which lets data through one bit at a time.
See digital. See also serial port.
online Help A manual that displays on
the screen while you are actually working
in a program and need help. It can be
accessed through the Help menu at the
top of the screen. Help for Windows can
be accessed from the Start button on the
taskbar.
online shopping Ordering products on
the Internet. You can purchase books,
flowers, music CDs, toys, groceries,
stocks, airline tickets, and used cars.
OS (operating system) The interface
that permits a person and a computer to
“talk” to one another. Microsoft Windows,
the most popular operating system,
displays icons, menus, and dialog boxes to
find out what you want. You use a mouse
and keyboard to reply. See Microsoft
Windows. See also interface.
PC card A removable device that is
designed to plug into a PCMCIA slot to
accommodate devices such as a modem,
fax, and rotating storage media.
path A sequence of information that
directs the operating system to a file. For
example, C:\Windows\Clouds.bmp is the
path to a bitmap file named Clouds. It is
located in a folder named Windows,
which is located on the C drive.
peripheral An external device connected
to a computer. Examples are a monitor,
keyboard, mouse, printer, scanner,
joystick, and digital camera.
pixel One of the individual dots, or picture
elements, that compose a graphical image.
See graphics.
playlist Tracks chosen to play from a
CD or DVD.
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plug-and-play A feature, introduced with
Windows 95, to simplify the use of some
peripheral devices. Once the device has
been installed (in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions), you can plug
it into the computer while the computer
is running. The operating system automatically recognizes the new device.
(In order to connect a non-plug-and-play
device, you must first shut down the
computer.) See peripheral.
pop-up menu A list of options that pops
up when you right-click an icon on the
desktop or taskbar, the vacant part of the
desktop, a selection in a document, or a file
in Windows Explorer. See right-click.
processor (short for microprocessor).
The brains of the computer.
See microprocessor.
product key A unique series of letters
and numbers that are assigned to each
software package you buy. You are asked
to enter the product key when you install
the software. When you register the
software, you transmit the product key to
the manufacturer to enter in a customer
database. Later, when you call for
technical support, you are asked for the
product key. The technician matches it
against the database to determine whether
you qualify for support. You should keep a
record of all product keys to protect your
investment. They are comparable to the
serial numbers on hardware. See software.
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program Software that you install on a
computer for word processing, drawing,
manipulating photos, reconciling your
bank statement, calculating your taxes,
composing music, or playing games. It is
occasionally referred to as an application.
See software.
Q
QuikDock A device that provides ports
for external devices, allowing you to
“dock” and remove your Notebook while
your hardware remains connected to the
QuikDock.
R
RAM (random access memory)
The main memory of the computer.
It holds a copy of the operating system,
any programs that are running on the
computer, and any data that is being
processed. RAM is temporary memory;
turning off the computer clears RAM.
The more RAM your computer has,
the faster the programs respond.
See main memory. See also ROM.
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right-click To push down and quickly
release the right mouse button to display a
shortcut menu of the most commonly used
commands for the item you clicked. See
pop-up menu.
ROM (read-only memory) Memory
that contains the basic instructions for
the microprocessor. ROM is permanent
memory; turning off the computer does not
erase it. Since you cannot change or write
to ROM, it is referred to as read only.
See microprocessor.
S
scanner A device that creates digital
images of printed documents and
photographs. Software allows you to save
and edit the images on the computer.
See digital. See also software.
screen saver A moving picture or
pattern that appears on the screen when
you stop using your computer for a
specified period of time. Originally
designed to protect the monitor, screen
savers are now used for amusement.
scroll To gradually move information
across the screen when a document or Web
page is too long or too wide to view all at
once. Scroll bars are located along the right
side and across the bottom of a window.
When scroll arrows are present at the
ends of the bars, you know that some
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information is off the screen. Click on one
of the arrows to scroll the information into
view.
scroll mouse A mouse with a scroll
wheel (between the two mouse buttons)
for automatic scrolling through long
documents or Web pages.
search engine A program, accessed on
the Internet, that allows you to search large
databases for information, using keywords
or phrases. See database.
secure Web site A Web site that
encrypts data to protect it from
unauthorized use. When you purchase
items over the Internet, you are asked to
type your name, mailing address, e-mail
address, and credit card information on an
electronic form. Sending information to a
secure Web site is comparable to giving it
over the telephone when you order from
a catalog. (But never send your social
security number over the Internet.
Criminals can steal your identity with your
social security number.) See encrypt.
serial port A small connector on the back
of the computer (or keyboard) for plugging
in a thin cable attached to a serial device,
such as a mouse. Serial devices transfer
data, one bit at a time, through a data wire.
The serial cable has two wires for
bidirectional communication (sending and
receiving information simultaneously).
See digital. See also parallel port.
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shareware Software you can try before
you buy. After a trial period, usually
30 days, the program uninstalls unless you
pay for it You can download shareware
from the Internet. See software.
shortcut An icon on the Windows
desktop that you double-click to
launch a program.
shortcut menu A menu that pops up
when you right-click an icon on the
Windows desktop or taskbar, the vacant
part of the desktop, a selection in a
document, or a file in Windows Explorer.
The options on the pop-up menu are the
most commonly used commands that relate
to the item you right-clicked.
See right-click.
sleep mode A low-power state that saves
electricity when the computer is not in use.
surf To jump from place to place on the
Internet, searching for topics of interest, by
clicking hyperlinks. Instead of searching
for specific information, surfing is an
undirected type of Web browsing. You
amuse yourself by clicking whatever
catches your fancy.
surge protector A device that protects
a computer from fluctuations in power.
A surge protector regulates the flow of
electricity to the computer and prevents
high-voltage surges from damaging
the equipment.
SVGA (super video graphics array)
A video display standard that offers greater
resolution and color depth than VGA. The
resolution (clarity and sharpness) of an
image is determined by the number of
pixels that can be displayed per square
inch. Color depth is determined by the
number of colors (from 256 to 16 million)
that can be displayed simultaneously. The
number of both pixels and colors is limited
by the amount of video memory on the
SVGA system. See pixel.
T
taskbar
See Windows taskbar.
software The invisible code stored in
digital bits and bytes. It consists of a set
of instructions that tell the hardware
what tasks to perform. See digital.
See also program.
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U
V
upload To send information to another
computer on the Internet.
UPS (uninterruptible power supply)
A device that provides a short-term backup
power supply, as well as surge protection.
URL (uniform resource locator)
address of a Web site, such as
www.compaq.com.
The
USB port (universal serial bus port)
A connector for plugging in multiple,
ultra-high-speed peripherals. USB ports
are gradually replacing serial ports and
parallel ports and eliminating the need for
so many connectors and so many cables.
(Multiple USB peripherals can be linked
together in a chain to share the same port.)
Windows 98 included a built-in driver for
USB peripherals. Windows Millennium
supports a new USB standard that is
40 times faster than the previous standard.
See serial port and parallel port.
See also peripheral.
Usenet (users’ network) A world-wide
network of computers set up to transmit
messages to newsgroups. See newsgroups.
V.90 standard A standard adopted in
1998 to resolve two competing
technologies for 56Kbps modems.
(If your modem does not conform to
the V.90 standard, you can visit the
manufacturer’s Web site and download
a software upgrade.)
video phone
See Internet phone.
virus A set of software instructions
written to harm computers. A virus can
cause unusual messages to display on the
screen, destroy information on the hard
disk, or cause your hard disk to crash.
Some viruses affect your computer
immediately; others are set to activate on
a certain date. See anti-virus software.
W
WAV A file format used to store sounds.
WAV sound files can be identified by the
file extension .wav. Microsoft and IBM
developed the format for Windows
programs that support sound.
Web
See World Wide Web.
Web browser
See browser.
window A framed area that displays on
the Windows desktop after you select an
item or open a program.
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Windows desktop The main screen you
see when your computer completes startup.
The desktop displays icons (small pictures)
that represent items in the operating
system (such as My Computer and Recycle
Bin), shortcuts to programs installed on
your computer, and shortcuts to folders
or files. See shortcut.
Windows Explorer A file management
program that lets you see the hierarchy of
folders on your computer and all the files
and subfolders in each folder. Visualizing
the hierarchy is useful for copying and
moving files. You can open the folder that
contains the file you want to move or copy,
click and drag the file to a new folder, and
then drop it in. To find Windows Explorer,
click the Start button, and point to
Programs. You can create a shortcut to
Windows Explorer.
World Wide Web A system of Internet
servers that support documents formatted
in HTML. See HTML.
Z
zipped file A file that has been squeezed
to a smaller size by compression software,
such as WinZip. An archive (group of
related files that are zipped together) can
be transmitted as an e-mail attachment
much faster than individual files. An
archive takes up less storage space on
your disk. It can be identified by the file
extension .zip. An archive contains a selfextracting program with the file extension
.exe (for executable). Double-click the
executable file, and a wizard guides you
through the process of unzipping the files.
See wizard.
Windows taskbar The gray bar running
along the bottom of the screen when your
computer completes startup. The Start
button is on the left side of the taskbar, and
the systray (a tray with icons and the
computer clock) is on the right. Programs
that are running, but minimized into icons,
are displayed in the middle of the taskbar.
wizard Part of a program that guides you
through a complex process, such as signing
up with an Internet service provider or
posting a Web site to a server. Most
programs on CD-ROMs have wizards to
guide you through the installation process.
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INDEX
A
AC Adapter
connecting 7-7
connector 2-7
troubleshooting 9-13
AC Power 3-2
plugging 3-2
unplugging 3-2
using 3-3
Accessing
search engines 6-6
Accessing files
from the Internet 6-12
Adaptec Easy CD Creator
user information 5-21
Audio
troubleshooting 9-15
audio
troubleshooting 9-21, 9-24
B
Backing up
CDs 5-20
using data CDs 5-18
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Backup 8-5
devices 8-5
utilities 8-5
Basic components 2-1
Battery 2-9
calibrating
Calibration
battery 7-4
care 7-2
charging 3-5
charging time 7-6
checking 7-2
disposal 7-3
inserting 3-4
life 3-3
low condition 7-7
operating time
maximizing 7-6
optimized performance 3-5
power 3-4, 7-2, 9-6
purchase 7-6
recycling 7-3
replacing 7-8
storage 7-2
types 7-3
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Beyond Setup guide
defined 1-2
Brightness 3-10
adjusting 3-10
controls 2-5
Browser 6-7
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6-7
Buffer underrun 5-20
Burning
CDs 5-18
Buttons
Digital Audio 2-3
Instant Internet Access 2-3
Internet Zone 2-3
left TouchPad 2-2, 2-3
Power 2-2, 2-3, 2-6, 3-3
Retail Central 2-3, 2-6
right TouchPad 2-2
Scroll 2-2
volume down 2-3, 2-6
C
Calibration battery 7-4
CD
drive 2-6
eject button 5-3
manual eject hole 5-4
player 5-5
Quick Restore 8-9
CD cases
making 5-19
CD Copier 5-20
CD player 5-5
CD/DVD
ejecting 5-3
inserting 5-2
manual eject hole 5-4
manually ejecting 5-4
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CD/DVD drive
troubleshooting 9-15
CD-R/CD-RW
writing to 5-19
CD-RW drive 2-6
CDs
playing audio 5-5
Charged battery 7-8
Cleaning
display screen 8-3
exterior 8-2
Keyboard 8-2
keyboard 8-2
TouchPad 8-3
Clicking
left 3-6
right 3-6
Computer
turning off 3-3
turning on 3-3
virus 9-3
Connecting
to the Web 6-8
Contrast
controls 2-5
Copying
CDs 5-20
Creating
data CDs 5-18
D
Data CD
creating 5-18
Definitions
Internet 6-2
World Wide Web 6-2
Defragmentation
hard drive 8-7
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Deleted
files recovery 8-9
Disabling
self-starting feature 5-5
Disc
inserting 5-2
removing 5-3
removing manually 5-4
Disk
drive 3-13
ejecting 3-13
Disk Cleanup
using 8-6
Diskette drive 2-6
Diskette eject button 3-13
Display
blank 9-5
brightness 3-10
cleaning screen 8-3
hibernation 9-5
release latch 2-1, 2-2
resolution 3-9
settings 9-4
troubleshooting 9-10
Downloaded program file
installing 4-5
Drained Battery 7-8
Drives 3-12
DVD Drive 5-8
DVD player
buttons 5-9
on-screen controls 5-9
setting play features 5-11
using 5-8
E
Edge Motion 3-8
Ejecting
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CD/DVD 5-3
CD/DVD manually 5-4
Electrical storm 1-5
Electrical storms 1-5
E-mail 6-6
provider 6-6
Errors
scanning for 8-6
Ethernet connection 6-5
F
F10 Setup 3-17, 3-18
Favorites folder 6-11
Files
backup 8-5
deleting 8-8
from the Internet 6-12
Function keys 2-5
G
Graphics 1-4
H
Hard disk
defragmenting 8-7
errors 8-6
space 8-8
Hard drive
errors 8-6
managing of 8-8
Hardware
devices attaching 4-6
Hibernation 3-3, 7-9
Hyperlinks
defined 6-4
using 6-4
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I
Inserting
CD/DVD 5-2
Installation
downloaded program file 4-5
software from a CD or diskette 4-4
Internet
accessing files 6-12
address 6-5
connection 9-3
defined 6-2
files access 6-12
mail 6-6
searching 6-6
Internet Service Provider (ISP) 6-5
Internet Zone buttons 2-3
and the Web 6-8
defined 6-4
Low-battery condition
fixing 7-7
Low-power mode 7-9
M
Keyboard
cleaning 8-2
Keys
function 2-5
Making
CD jewel cases 5-19
Manual Eject Hole 5-4
Memory 9-7
troubleshooting 9-13
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6-7
using 6-7
Microsoft Windows
managing files 1-3
using online Help 1-3
Model Number 2-9
Modem 6-5
Modes
Hibernation 7-9
sleep 7-9
Monitor
standby 9-5
Movies
playing 5-11
MPEG files
playing 5-11
L
N
Left click 3-6
Lid
switch 2-2
Lights
AC Adapter 2-3
Caps Lock 2-3
num lock 2-3
scroll lock 2-3
Links
Network
defined 6-2
Notebook
cleaning 8-2
Disconnecting 1-5
left side 2-6
lower front panel 2-3
maintenance 8-1
protecting from electrical storm 1-5
J
Jewel Case Creator 5-19
K
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right side 2-7
safety 1-5
set up 3-2
turning off 3-3
turning on 3-3
Notebook components
front side 2-2
underside 2-9
Numbers
model 2-9
serial 2-9
starting 7-10
Power source
disconnecting from 1-5
Power surge 1-5
Presario Notebook
caring for 8-4
Preventing
buffer underruns 5-20
Printing 9-6
O
Recording
CDs 5-17
Recycle Bin
using 8-9
Release latch
display 2-1, 2-2
Removing
CD/DVD disc 5-3
CD/DVD manually 5-4
Resolution
changing 3-9
Right click 3-6
Operating system 1-3, 9-3
manual 1-3
P
Password 3-17
removal 3-18
setting 3-17
troubleshooting 9-13
Playing
audio CDs 5-5
DVDs 5-5
video discs 5-7
Power
AC 3-2
battery 3-4
button 2-2, 3-3
plugging 3-2
supply 3-3
unplugging 3-2
using AC 3-3
Power management
defined 7-9
understanding 7-9
Power Modes
ending 7-10
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S
Safety 1-5
Safety and Comfort guide 1-3
ScanDisk
using 8-6
Scroll button 3-6
Search engine 6-6
choosing 6-9
using 6-10
Searching
the Internet 6-6
the Web 6-11
Security Slot 3-17
Self-starting feature
INDEX-5
disabling 5-5
Serial Number 2-9
Sleep 7-9
indicators 7-10
Software
adding 4-4
installation 4-4
removing 4-4
Standby 7-9
Storage drives 3-12
diskette 3-13
Stored files
deleting 8-7
Surfing the Web 6-1, 6-5
Surge protector 1-5, 3-2
Switches
lid 2-2
Symbols 1-4
System recovery 8-9
T
TouchPad
cleaning 8-3
double-tapping 3-7
Edge Motion 3-8
left button 2-2, 2-3
left click 3-6
right button 2-2
right click 3-6
scroll button 2-2
tapping 3-7
using 3-6
Tracks
recording 5-18
troubleshooting
AC adapter 9-13
audio 9-15, 9-19, 9-21, 9-24
CD 9-15
INDEX-6
DVD 9-15
memory modules 9-13
password 9-13
screen 9-10
volume 9-9
U
Uniform Resource Locator (URL)
defined 6-10
Upgrades
Compaq 9-6
memory 9-6
URL address 6-11
Using
DVD player 5-8
hyperlinks 6-4
V
Video discs
playing 5-7
Virus
defined 4-2
protection from 4-2
recognizing 4-3
removing 4-3
Volume
down button 2-3, 2-6
troubleshooting 9-9
up button 2-3
W
Warranty certificate
defined 1-3
Web
addresses 6-11
basic information 6-3
browser 6-7
servers 6-4
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Windows
customizing 1-3
Disk Cleanup 8-8
World Wide Web
defined 6-2
Writing files
to CD-R/CD-RW 5-19
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INDEX-8
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