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Getting Started
HP Compaq Notebook PC
Document Part Number: 430239-001
January 2007
This guide explains how to set up your hardware and software,
and begin using the computer in Windows®.
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Getting Started
HP Compaq Notebook PC
First Edition: January 2007
Document Part Number: 430239-001
Contents
1 First-time setup
Identify required hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–1
Set up the computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–3
Step 1: Insert the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–4
Step 2: Connect the computer to external power. . . . 1–5
Step 3: Turn on the computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–7
Step 4: Set up the software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–9
Step 5: Create recovery discs (recommended) . . . . 1–10
2 Next steps
Install additional hardware and software . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Identify and install hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Locate and install software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Protect the computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Protect the computer from viruses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Protect your system files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Protect your privacy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Protect the computer from power surges . . . . . . . . . .
Use the computer safely . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connect to a computer network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Update your software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Locate the user guides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turn off the computer correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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3 Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–1
Quick troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–2
The computer is unable to start up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–2
The computer screen is blank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–3
Software is functioning abnormally . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–4
The computer is turned on but not responding . . . . . 3–5
The computer is unusually warm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–6
An external device is not working . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–7
The home wireless network connection is
not working . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–8
Help and Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–9
Customer Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–9
Prepare to contact Customer Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–10
Contact Customer Care by e-mail or telephone. . . . 3–10
A Notebook tour
Top components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A–2
Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A–3
Pointing devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A–4
Wireless antennae (select models only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A–5
Front components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A–6
Rear components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A–6
Right-side components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A–7
Left-side components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A–8
Bottom components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A–9
B Connect to the Internet from your home
Choose an ISP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B–1
Use the New Connection Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B–2
Choose the type of Internet connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . B–3
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C Backup and recovery
Safeguard your data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Back up the system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Back up specific files or folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Back up the entire hard drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Back up modifications made to the system . . . . . . . .
Schedule backups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Recover the system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Create recovery discs (highly recommended) . . . . . .
Perform a recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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D Specifications
Operating environment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D–1
Rated input power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D–2
Index
Getting Started
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1
First-time setup
Identify required hardware
To set up the computer for the first time, you will need the
computer, AC adapter, power cord, and the battery.
included with the computer may vary by region
✎ Components
and by model.
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First-time setup
Component
1
Battery
3
Power cord
2
HP Smart AC Adapter
4
Modem cable
(optional for setup)
only the included AC adapter or one approved for this
✎ Use
computer.
you use dial-up networking, the modem cable is
✎ Unless
optional for setup.
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First-time setup
Set up the computer
To set up the computer, you will
1. Insert the battery into the computer.
2. Connect the computer to external power.
✎ The battery begins to charge.
3. Turn on the computer.
4. Set up the software.
5. Create recovery discs (recommended).
Refer to Appendix C, ”Backup and recovery,” for
✎ instructions.
Ä
CAUTION: To prevent file corruption and to ensure that the correct drivers
are installed:
■ Do not set up the computer for the first time while the computer is
docked in an optional docking device.
■ During the hardware and software setup procedures:
❏ Do not unplug the computer from external power.
❏ Do not shut down the computer or initiate Sleep or
Hibernation.
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First-time setup
Step 1: Insert the battery
To insert a battery:
1. Turn the computer upside down on a flat surface, with the
battery bay toward you.
2. Slide the battery 1 into the battery bay until it is seated.
The battery release latches 2 automatically lock the battery
into place.
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First-time setup
Step 2: Connect the computer to
external power
cords and AC outlets vary in appearance by region and
✎ Power
country.
To connect the computer to external AC power:
1. Plug the AC adapter into the power connector 1 on the
computer.
2. Plug the power cord into the AC adapter 2.
3. Plug the other end of the power cord into an AC outlet 3.
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First-time setup
When the computer receives AC power, the battery begins to
charge and the battery light (on the front of the computer) is
turned on. When the battery is fully charged, the battery light
is turned off.
Leave the computer connected to external power until the battery
is fully charged and the battery light is turned off.
partially charged new battery can run the computer after
✎ Asoftware
setup is complete, but battery charge displays will not
be accurate until the new battery has been fully charged.
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First-time setup
Step 3: Turn on the computer
To turn on the computer:
1. Slide the display release latch 1 to the right to release the
display.
2. Raise the display 2.
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First-time setup
3. Press the power button 1.
The power light next to the power button 2 and the power
light on the front of the computer 3 are turned on, and you
are prompted to begin software setup.
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First-time setup
Step 4: Set up the software
After the computer is turned on, it will go through a brief
software setup. Follow the on-screen instructions to set up the
software. Note the following:
■ After you respond to the setup prompt, you must complete
the entire setup process without interruption. Setup time
varies.
■ During software setup, the computer may pause periodically
for several minutes. These normal pauses are indicated by an
hourglass icon.
Ä
CAUTION: If you are prompted to select an operating system
language, choose carefully. On some models, the languages that you
do not choose are deleted from the system and cannot be restored
during software setup.
register the operating system and the computer, you must
✎ Tobe connected
to the Internet. For more information about
connecting to the Internet, refer to Appendix B, “Connect to
the Internet from your home” in this guide. If you do not
register during software setup, you can do so at any time after
software setup is complete.
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First-time setup
Step 5: Create recovery discs
(recommended)
After setting up the computer for the first time, you can create a
set of recovery discs of your full factory image using HP Backup
and Recovery Manager. The recovery discs are used to start up
(boot) the computer and restore the operating system and
software programs to factory settings in case of system failure or
instability.
Refer to Appendix C, ”Backup and recovery,” for detailed
instructions.
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2
Next steps
Install additional hardware and
software
Identify and install hardware
To see a list of hardware installed on the computer:
1. Select Start > Computer > System properties.
2. In the left pane, click Device Manager.
includes the User Account Control feature to
✎ Windows
improve the security of your computer. You may be
prompted for your permission or password for tasks such
as installing applications, running utilities, or changing
Windows settings. Refer to Windows online Help for more
information.
You can also add hardware or modify your device configurations
using Device Manager.
To install additional hardware, such as an optional printer, follow
the instructions provided by the hardware manufacturer to install
the device and any required drivers.
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Next steps
Locate and install software
The computer includes software that may be
■ Preinstalled on your hard drive. To see a list of the
ready-to-use software preinstalled on the computer:
1. Select Start > All Programs.
2. Double-click the program you want to open.
■ Provided on a CD or DVD. To install a software program
from a disc:
1. Insert the disc into your optical drive.
2. When the installation wizard opens, follow the
on-screen instructions.
3. Restart the computer if prompted to do so.
■ Preloaded software. This is software provided on the hard
drive, but not ready to use. To locate or install preloaded
software or drivers:
1. Select Start > All Programs > Software Setup.
2. Follow the on-screen instructions and select the check box
next to the software program or driver you want to install.
details about using software included with the computer,
✎ For
refer to the software manufacturer’s instructions, which may be
provided on disc, as online Help files, or on the manufacturer’s
Web site.
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Next steps
Protect the computer
The information in this section is designed to protect the
computer from damage caused by a virus, a security breach,
a power surge, or unsafe operation.
Protect the computer from viruses
When you use the computer for e-mail, network, or Internet
access, you expose it to computer viruses that can disable the
operating system, programs, or utilities or cause them to function
abnormally.
Antivirus software can detect most viruses, destroy them, and in
most cases, repair any damage they have caused. To provide
ongoing protection against newly discovered viruses, antivirus
software must be kept up to date.
Norton Internet Security is preinstalled on the computer. For
information about using the Norton Internet Security software,
select Start > All Programs > Norton Internet Security.
For more information about computer viruses, type viruses in the
Search field in Help and Support.
Protect your system files
The HP Backup and Recovery Manager provides several ways to
back up the system and to recover optimal system functionality.
Refer to Appendix C, “Backup and recovery,” for additional
information.
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Next steps
Protect your privacy
When you use the computer for e-mail, network, or Internet
access, it is possible for unauthorized persons to obtain
information about you or the computer.
To optimize the privacy protection features included with the
computer:
■ Keep the operating system and software updated. Many
software programs contain security enhancements.
■ Use a firewall. A firewall is software that monitors incoming
traffic on the computer. Some firewalls also monitor outgoing
traffic.
Protect the computer from power surges
To protect the computer from the power surges that may be
caused by an uncertain power supply or an electrical storm:
■ Plug the computer power cord into an optional, high-quality
surge protector. Surge protectors are available from most
computer or electronics retailers.
■ During an electrical storm, either run the computer on battery
power or shut down the computer and unplug the power cord.
■ If applicable to your location, provide surge protection on the
modem cable that connects the modem to a telephone line.
Telephone line surge protectors are available from most
computer or electronic retailers in some regions.
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Next steps
Use the computer safely
Å
WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to
your equipment:
■ Plug the power cord into an AC outlet that is easily accessible
at all times.
■ Disconnect power from the computer by unplugging the power cord
from the AC outlet (not by unplugging the power cord from
the computer).
■ If provided with a 3-pin attachment plug on your power cord, plug
the cord into a grounded (earthed) 3-pin outlet. Do not disable the
power cord grounding pin, for example, by attaching a 2-pin
adapter. The grounding pin is an important safety feature.
Å
WARNING: To reduce the risk of serious injury, read the Safety and
Comfort Guide. It describes proper workstation setup and proper
posture, health, and work habits for computer users. The Safety and
Comfort Guide also provides important electrical and mechanical safety
information. This guide is available on the Web at
http://www.hp.com/ergo and in Help and Support. To access this
document, select Start > Help and Support > User Guides.
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Next steps
Å
WARNING: To avoid potential discomfort or burns, do not
block the air vents or place the computer on your lap for extended
periods. Also, do not allow the AC adapter to contact the skin for
extended periods during operation. The computer is designed to run
demanding programs at full power. As a result of increased power
consumption, it is normal for the computer and the AC adapter to feel
warm or hot when used continuously. The computer and the AC adapter
comply with the user-accessible surface temperature limits defined by
the International Standard for Safety of Information Technology
Equipment (IEC 60950).
Å
WARNING: To reduce potential safety issues, only the AC adapter
or battery provided with the computer, a replacement AC adapter or
battery provided by HP, or a compatible AC adapter or battery
purchased as an accessory from HP should be used with the computer.
For more safety and regulatory information, and for battery
disposal information, refer to Regulatory, Safety and
Environmental Notices located in Help and Support. To access
this document, select Start > Help and Support > User Guides.
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Next steps
Connect to a computer network
The computer may have the following networking capabilities:
■
Local area network (LAN)
■
Wireless local area network (WLAN)
■
Bluetooth®
If you plan to connect the computer to a home office LAN or
WLAN, you must have a router or wireless router. Refer to the
documentation included with the router for additional
information, or refer to Help and Support for information on
networking. If you need assistance to connect to a company LAN
or WLAN, contact your network administrator.
If the computer has a Bluetooth device, you can create a personal
area network (PAN) to connect to other Bluetooth-enabled
devices, such as computers, telephones, printers, headsets,
speakers, and cameras. For information on using a Bluetooth
device, refer to the Bluetooth online Help.
information on connecting the computer to the Internet
✎ For
when you are not connected to a network, refer to Appendix B,
“Connect to the Internet from your home.”
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Next steps
Update your software
Most software, including the operating system, is updated
frequently by the manufacturer or provider. Important updates to
the software included with the computer may have been released
since the computer left the factory.
Some updates may affect the way the computer responds to
optional software or external devices. Many updates provide
security enhancements.
Update the operating system and other software provided on the
computer as soon as the computer is connected to the Internet.
To access update links for the operating system and other
software provided on the computer:
»
Select Start > Help and Support.
Locate the user guides
User guides, regulatory and safety notices, and other resources
that provide information about using the computer are available
through Help and Support (select Start > Help and Support >
User Guides), or on a User Guides disc included with some
models.
For more information about resources and support, refer to
Chapter 3, “Troubleshooting.”
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Next steps
Turn off the computer correctly
Whenever possible, turn off the computer by using the standard
shutdown procedure:
1. Save your work and close all open programs.
2. Shut down the computer through the operating system by
clicking Start, clicking the arrow next to the Lock button,
and then clicking Shut Down.
If you are unable to turn off the computer with these procedures,
try the following emergency procedures in the sequence
provided:
Ä
CAUTION: Emergency shutdown procedures result in the loss of
unsaved information.
■ Press ctrl+alt+delete. Then, in the lower-right corner of the
screen, click the Power button.
■ Press and hold the power button for at least 5 seconds.
■ Disconnect the computer from external power and remove
the battery.
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3
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting resources
If you experience computer problems, follow the troubleshooting
steps below:
1. Refer to “Quick troubleshooting,” next in this chapter.
2. Access additional information about the computer and Web
site links through Help and Support. Select Start > Help and
Support.
many checkup and repair tools require an Internet
✎ Although
connection, other tools can help you fix a problem when the
computer is offline.
3. Contact Customer Care for further assistance.
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Troubleshooting
Quick troubleshooting
The computer is unable to start up
To turn on the computer, press the power button. When the
computer is turned on, the power light is turned on.
If the computer and the power light are not turned on when you
press the power button, adequate power may not be available to
the computer.
The suggestions below may help you determine why the
computer will not start up:
■ If the computer is plugged into an AC outlet, verify that the
AC outlet is providing adequate power by plugging another
electrical device into the outlet.
■ If the power light on the front of the computer is blinking
rapidly, replace the AC adapter with one having a higher
power rating, and then plug the adapter into an AC outlet.
only the included AC adapter or one approved for this
✎ Use
computer.
■ If the computer is running on battery power or is plugged into
an external power source other than an AC outlet, plug the
computer into an AC outlet using the AC adapter. Be sure the
power cord and AC adapter connections are secure.
■ If the computer is running on battery power:
❏ Remove the battery and optional accessory battery (if
applicable) and plug the computer into an AC outlet using
the AC adapter. If you can turn the computer on, one of
the batteries may need to be replaced.
❏ If the battery light on the front of the computer is blinking,
the battery has reached a low battery level, which may not
allow the computer to start up. Plug the computer to an
AC outlet using the AC adapter to start the computer and
allow the battery to charge.
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Troubleshooting
The computer screen is blank
If the computer is on but the screen is blank, the computer may be
in the Sleep state or in Hibernation or may not be set to display
the image on the computer screen.
Try the suggestions below to resolve the issue:
■
To exit Sleep or Hibernation, briefly press the power button.
Sleep and Hibernation are energy-saving features that can
turn off the display. Sleep and Hibernation can be initiated by
the system while the computer is on but not in use, or when
the computer has reached a low battery level. To change these
and other power settings, select Start > Control Panel >
System and Maintenance > Power Options.
■
To transfer the image to the computer screen, press fn+f4.
On most models, when an optional external display device,
such as a monitor, is connected to the computer, the image
can be displayed on the computer screen or the external
display, or on both devices simultaneously. When you press
fn+f4 repeatedly, the image alternates among the computer
display, one or more external display devices, and
simultaneous displays on all devices.
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Troubleshooting
Software is functioning abnormally
If the software becomes unresponsive or responds abnormally,
restart the computer by clicking Start, clicking the arrow next to
the Lock button, and then clicking Restart.
If you cannot restart the computer using this procedure, refer to
the next section, “The computer is turned on but not responding.”
■ Run a virus scan. For information about using the antivirus
resources on the computer, refer to “Protect the computer
from viruses” in Chapter 2, “Next steps.”
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Troubleshooting
The computer is turned on but not
responding
If the computer is turned on, but not responding to software or
keyboard commands, turn off the computer by using the standard
shutdown procedure:
1. Save your work and close all open programs.
2. Shut down the computer through the operating system by
clicking Start, clicking the arrow next to the Lock button,
and then clicking Shut Down.
If you are unable to turn off the computer using this procedure,
try the following emergency procedures in the sequence
provided:
Ä
CAUTION: Emergency shutdown procedures result in the loss of
unsaved information.
■ Press ctrl+alt+delete. Then, in the lower-right corner of the
screen, click the Power button.
■ Press and hold the power button for at least 5 seconds.
■ Disconnect the computer from external power and remove
the battery.
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Troubleshooting
The computer is unusually warm
It is normal for the computer to feel warm to the touch while it
is in use. But if the computer feels unusually warm, it may be
overheating because a vent is blocked.
If you suspect that the computer is overheating, allow the
computer to cool to room temperature. Then be sure to keep all
vents free from obstructions while you are using the computer.
Ä
CAUTION: To prevent overheating, do not obstruct vents. Use the
computer only on a hard, flat surface. Do not allow another hard
surface, such as such as an adjoining printer, or a soft surface, such
as pillows or thick rugs or clothing, to block airflow.
fan in the computer starts up automatically to cool internal
✎ The
components and prevent overheating. It is normal for the
internal fan to cycle on and off during routine operation.
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Troubleshooting
An external device is not working
If an external device does not function as expected:
■ Turn on the device as instructed in the device user guide.
Some devices may not be powered by the computer, and must
be turned on before the computer is turned on.
■ Be sure that
❏ All device connections are secure.
❏ The device is receiving electrical power.
❏ The device, especially if it is an older one, is compatible
with your operating system. For compatibility
information, refer to the device manufacturer’s Web site.
❏ The correct drivers are installed and updated. Drivers may
be available on a CD included with the device or on the
device manufacturer’s Web site. For more information
about updating drivers, select Start > Help and Support.
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Troubleshooting
The home wireless network connection
is not working
If a home wireless network connection is not working as
expected:
■ Be sure that the wireless light on the computer is on. If the
light is off, press the wireless button to turn it on.
■ Be sure that the computer wireless antennae are free from
obstructions.
■ Be sure that the cable or DSL modem and its power cord are
properly connected, and the lights are on.
■ Be sure that the wireless router (access point) is properly
connected to its power adapter and the cable modem, and the
lights are on.
■ Disconnect and then reconnect all cables, and turn the power
off and then back on.
information on setting up a home wireless network
✎ For
connection, visit http://www.hp.com/go/techcenter/wireless
(English only).
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Troubleshooting
Help and Support
If the preceding questions and solutions did not address your
problem, access Help and Support by selecting Start > Help and
Support. In addition to providing information about your
operating system, Help and Support provides
■ Information about the computer, such as model and serial
number, installed software, hardware components, and
specifications.
■ Answers to questions about using the computer.
■ Product information to help you learn to use the computer
and operating system features.
■ Updates for the operating system, device drivers, and
software provided on the computer.
■ Checkups for computer functionality.
■ Automated and interactive troubleshooting, repair solutions,
and system recovery procedures.
■ Links to community forums of IT experts.
Customer Care
If you are unable to find the help you need by using Help and
Support, you may need to contact Customer Care.
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3–9
Troubleshooting
Prepare to contact Customer Care
For the fastest possible resolution of your problem, have the
computer and the following information available when you call
or e-mail:
■ Product name located on the display or keyboard.
■ Serial number (s/n) listed on the service tag.
❏ The service tag label is on the bottom of the computer.
❏ To display the service tag information on the computer
screen, select Start > Help and Support > System
Information.
■ Date the computer was purchased.
■ Conditions under which the problem occurred.
■ Error messages that have been displayed.
■ The manufacturer and model of the printer or other
accessories connected to the computer.
■ Operating system version number and registration number.
To display the operating system version number and
registration number, select Start > Help and Support >
System Information. (On some models, the registration
number may be identified in the Operating System table as
the Product Id).
Contact Customer Care by e-mail
or telephone
If the computer is connected to the Internet, select Start > Help
and Support to get help by e-mail or to access the Customer
Care telephone numbers.
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A
Notebook tour
included with the computer may vary by region
✎ Components
and model. The illustrations in this appendix identify the
standard features included on most computer models.
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A–1
Notebook tour
Top components
Component
A–2
1
Power light
6
Caps lock light
2
Power button
7
Num lock light
3
Info Center button
8
Volume mute button
4
Wireless button
9
Volume scroll zone
5
Presentation button
-
Fingerprint reader
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Keys
Component
1
esc key
4
Windows applications key
2
fn key
5
Embedded numeric keypad
3
Windows logo key
6
Function keys
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A–3
Notebook tour
Pointing devices
Component
A–4
1
Pointing stick
2
Left pointing stick button
3
Right pointing stick button
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Notebook tour
Wireless antennae (select models only)
On select computer models, at least 2 wireless antennae send and
receive wireless device signals. These antennae are not visible
from the outside of the computer.
For wireless regulatory notices pertaining to your region, refer to
the Regulatory, Safety and Environmental Notices located in Help
and Support.
optimal transmission, keep the areas immediately around
✎ For
the antennae free from obstructions.
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Notebook tour
Front components
Component
1
Wireless light
4
Drive light
2
Power light
5
Display release latch
3
Battery light
2
Security cable slot
Rear components
Component
1
A–6
RJ-45 (network) jack
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Right-side components
Depending on model, features may vary. Refer to one of the
illustrations below.
Component
1
PC Card slot
(select models only)
6
External monitor port
2
1394 port
7
Vent
3
Audio-out (headphone) jack
8
Docking connector
4
Audio-in (microphone) jack
9
Smart card reader
(select models only)
5
USB port
Getting Started
A–7
Notebook tour
Left-side components
Component
A–8
1
Power connector
4
Vent
2
RJ-11(modem) jack
5
Optical drive
3
Powered USB port
(select models only)
6
Optical drive light
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Notebook tour
Bottom components
Component
1
Speaker
6
Hard drive bay
2
Memory module compartment
7
Business card holder
3
Vents (3)
8
Mini Card compartment
4
Battery release latches (2)
9
Bluetooth® compartment
5
Battery bay
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A–9
B
Connect to the Internet
from your home
The computer includes hardware and software that allows you
to connect to the Internet. Before you can access the Internet,
you must
■ Choose an Internet service provider (ISP).
■ Choose the type of Internet connection you want, such as
broadband, wireless, or dial-up, and connect the hardware.
hardware and software features vary depending on the
✎ Internet
computer model and your location.
Choose an ISP
You must set up Internet service before you can connect to the
Internet. The computer includes the New Connection Wizard to
help you set up a new Internet account or configure the computer
to use an existing account.
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B–1
Connect to the Internet from your home
Use the New Connection Wizard
You can use the New Connection Wizard to connect to the
Internet
■ If you already have an account with an ISP.
■ If you have a disc from an ISP.
■ If you do not have an Internet account and would like to
select an ISP from the list provided within the wizard.
■ If you have selected an unlisted ISP and the ISP has provided
you with such information as a specific IP address, POP3 and
SMTP settings.
To access the New Connection Wizard and instructions for using
the wizard:
» Select Start > Help and Support.
you are prompted within the wizard to choose between
✎ Ifenabling
or disabling Windows Firewall, choose to enable the
firewall.
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Connect to the Internet from your home
Choose the type of Internet connection
There are 3 basic types of Internet connection:
■ Broadband: High-speed Internet access is available through
❏ Cable modem
❏ Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
❏ Satellite
❏ Other services
For broadband access, additional hardware and/or software
must be provided by your ISP.
■ Wireless: For high-speed mobile Internet access, you can
use a wireless connection. A wireless network set up at
home requires a wireless router (purchased separately).
To learn about setting up wireless access, visit
http://www.hp.com/go/techcenter/wireless (English only).
■ Dial-up: You can access the Internet by dialing into a service
provider using a modem cable connected to the RJ-11
(modem) jack.
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C
Backup and recovery
HP Backup and Recovery Manager provides several ways to
back up the system and to recover optimal system functionality.
installed drivers, utilities, and programs can be copied to a
✎ HP
CD or to a DVD using the HP Backup and Recovery Manager.
DVD±RW and DVD±RW double-layer discs are not
✎ Formatted
compatible with HP Backup and Recovery Manager.
computer must be connected to external power before you
✎ The
perform backup and recovery procedures.
Safeguard your data
To safeguard your documents, store personal files in the
Documents folder and periodically create a backup copy
of the folder.
Getting Started
C–1
Backup and recovery
Back up the system
Using HP Backup and Recovery Manager, you can
■ Back up specific files and folders.
■ Back up the entire hard drive.
■ Back up modifications since your last backup, using HP
system recovery points.
■ Schedule backups.
Back up specific files or folders
You can back up specific files or folders to the recovery partition
on the hard drive, to an optional external hard drive, or to discs.
process will take several minutes, depending on the file
✎ This
size and the speed of the computer.
To back up specific files or folders:
1. Select Start > All Programs > HP Backup & Recovery >
HP Backup and Recovery Manager.
The HP Backup and Recovery Manager opens.
2. Click Next.
3. Click Back up to protect system settings and important
data files, and then click Next.
4. Click Back up individual files and folders, and then click Next. The Backup Wizard opens.
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Backup and recovery
5. Click Next.
6. Click Back up selected files from most common locations
(Recommended).
– or –
Click Advanced Backup (Experienced users) to access
advanced filtering techniques.
7. Click Next.
8. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Back up the entire hard drive
When you perform a complete backup of the hard drive, you are
saving the full factory image, including the Windows operating
system, software applications, and all personal files and folders.
of the entire hard drive image can be stored on another
✎ Ahardcopydrive,
on a network drive, or on recovery discs that you
create.
process may take over an hour, depending on your
✎ This
computer speed and the amount of data being stored.
To back up the entire hard drive:
1. Select Start > All Programs > HP Backup & Recovery >
HP Backup and Recovery Manager.
The HP Backup and Recovery Manager opens.
2. Click Next.
3. Click Backup to protect system and important data files,
and then click Next.
4. Click Back up entire hard drive, and then click Next.
The “Back up entire hard disk” page opens. 5. Click Next.
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C–3
Backup and recovery
6. Select the location for the backup files, and then click Next.
7. Select the Protect data access with password check box,
and then type your password in the Password and Confirm
boxes.
step is optional. If you do not want to password-protect
✎ This
your data access, clear the Protect data access with
password check box.
8. Click Next.
9. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Back up modifications made to the system
When you back up modifications made to the system, you are
creating system recovery points. This allows you to save a
snapshot of your hard drive at a specific point in time. You can
then recover back to that point if you want to reverse subsequent
changes made to your system.
first system recovery point, a snapshot of the entire image,
✎ The
is automatically created the first time you perform a backup.
Subsequent recovery points make a copy of changes made after
that time.
HP recommends that you create recovery points
■
Before you add or extensively modify software or hardware.
■
Periodically, whenever the system is performing optimally.
to an earlier recovery point does not affect data
✎ Recovering
files or e-mails created since that recovery point.
After you create a recovery point, you are prompted to schedule
subsequent recovery points. You can schedule recovery points for
a specific time or event in your system.
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Getting Started
Backup and recovery
To create and schedule a system recovery point:
1. Select Start > All Programs > HP Backup & Recovery >
HP Backup and Recovery Manager.
2. Click Next.
3. Click Back up to protect system settings and important
data files, and then click Next.
4. Click Create or manage Recovery Points, and then
click Next.
The “Recovery Point Manager” page opens.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Schedule backups
To schedule backups:
1. Select Start > All Programs > HP Backup & Recovery >
HP Backup Scheduler.
The “Backup Scheduler” page opens.
2. Click Next.
3. Schedule recovery points at specific intervals (daily, weekly,
or monthly) or at specific events, such as at system start or
when you dock to an optional docking station (select models
only), by clicking one of the available options. Click Next to
further define the settings.
A summary of your recovery point settings is displayed.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions.
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C–5
Backup and recovery
Recover the system
HP Backup and Recovery Manager analyzes the hard drive and
creates a dedicated hard drive recovery partition on the hard drive
large enough to store a copy of the full factory image. You
choose whether you want to store that copy on the recovery
partition, on another drive, or on external recovery discs.
using HP Backup and Recovery Manager, try repairing
✎ Before
the system by running Windows System Restore. For more
information, select Start > Help and Support, and then search
for “System Restore.”
The HP Backup and Recovery Manager allows you to
■ Create recovery discs (highly recommended). The
recovery discs are used to start up (boot) the computer and to
restore the full factory image (operating system and software)
in case of system failure or instability.
you do not have a CD or DVD burner, a copy of the
✎ Ifentire
hard drive image can be stored on another hard drive
or on a network drive.
■ Perform a recovery. You can perform a full system recovery
or recover important files from a recovery partition on the
hard drive, from another drive, or from recovery discs that
you create.
C–6
Getting Started
Backup and recovery
Create recovery discs (highly recommended)
After setting up the computer for the first time, you can create a
set of recovery discs of the full factory image, using Recovery
Media Creator in the HP Backup and Recovery Manager. The
recovery discs are used to start up (boot) the computer and
recover the operating system and software to factory settings
in case of system failure or instability.
Ä
CAUTION: After you create the recovery discs, you can increase the amount of space on the hard drive by deleting the recovery partition.
However, doing this is not recommended. If you delete this partition, you will lose any information that is on the partition. ✎ Only one set of recovery discs can be created for this computer.
Before creating recovery discs:
■ Obtain high quality CD-R, DVD-R, or DVD+R media.
DVD±RW and DVD±RW double-layer discs
✎ Formatted
are not compatible with HP Backup and Recovery
Manager.
■ Number each disc before inserting it into the optical drive
of the computer.
■ If necessary, you can cancel Recovery Media Creator
before you have finished creating the recovery discs. The
next time you open Recovery Media Creator, you will be
prompted to continue the disc creation process where you
left off.
Getting Started
C–7
Backup and recovery
To create a set of recovery discs:
1. Select Start > All Programs > HP Backup & Recovery >
HP Backup and Recovery Manager.
2. Click Next.
3. Click Create factory software recovery CDs or DVDs to
recover the system (highly recommended), and then
click Next.
The “Recovery Media Creator” page opens.
4. Click Next.
5. Click Write to CD/DVD, and then click Next.
6. Follow the on-screen instructions.
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Getting Started
Backup and recovery
Perform a recovery
Performing a recovery from the recovery discs
To perform a recovery from the recovery discs:
1. Back up all personal files.
2. Insert the first recovery disc into the optical drive and restart
the computer.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Performing a recovery from the hard drive
There are 2 ways to initiate a recovery from the hard drive:
■
From within Windows.
■
From the recovery partition.
Initiating a recovery in Windows
To initiate a recovery in Windows:
1. Back up all personal files.
2. Select Start > All Programs > HP Backup & Recovery >
HP Backup and Recovery Manager.
3. Click Next.
4. Click Recover important files or the entire system, and
then click Next.
5. Click a recovery option, and then click Next.
choose to recover the system, the computer restarts
✎ Ifandyourecovery
begins.
6. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Getting Started
C–9
Backup and recovery
Initiating a recovery from the hard drive
recovery partition
To initiate a recovery from the hard drive recovery partition:
1. Back up all personal files.
2. Restart the computer, and then press f11 before the Windows
operating system loads.
3. Click a recovery option, and then click Next.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions.
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D
Specifications
The following sections provide information on the computer
operating environment specifications and power specifications.
Operating environment
The operating environment information in the following table
may be helpful if you plan to use or transport the computer in
extreme environments.
Factor
Metric
U.S.
Operating (not writing to optical disc)
0°C to 35°C
32°F to 95°F
Operating (writing to optical disc)
5°C to 35°C
41°F to 95°F
Nonoperating
-20°C to 60°C
-4°F to 140°F
Operating
10% to 90%
10% to 90%
Nonoperating
5% to 95%
5% to 95%
Operating (14.7 to 10.1 psia*)
-15 m to 3,048 m
-50 ft to 10,000 ft
Nonoperating (14.7 to 4.4 psia*)
-15 m to 12,192 m
-50 ft to 40,000 ft
Temperature
Relative humidity (noncondensing)
Maximum altitude (unpressurized)
*Pounds per square inch absolute (psia) is another unit of measurement for
altitude.
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D–1
Specifications
Rated input power
The power information in this section may be helpful if you plan
to travel internationally with the computer.
The computer operates on DC power, which can be supplied by
an AC or a DC power source. Although the computer can be
powered from a standalone DC power source, it should be
powered only with an AC adapter or a DC power source supplied
and approved by HP for use with this HP computer.
The computer is capable of accepting DC power within the
following specifications.
Input power
Rating
Operating voltage
18.5 V dc @ 3.5 A - 65 W
Operating current
3.5 A
This product is designed for IT power systems in Norway with
phase-to-phase voltage not exceeding 240 V rms.
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Index
1394 port, identifying A–7
A
AC adapter
connecting 1–5
identifying 1–2
altitude specifications D–1
antennae, wireless A–5
antivirus software 3–4
audio-in (microphone) jack,
identifying A–7
audio-out (headphone) jack,
identifying A–7
B
battery
charging 1–6
identifying 1–2
inserting 1–4
battery bay, identifying A–9
battery light
identifying A–6
on, off 1–6
battery release latches A–9
bays
battery A–9
hard drive A–9
Bluetooth 2–7
Bluetooth compartment A–9
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business card holder A–9
buttons
Info Center A–2
pointing stick A–4
power 1–8, A–2
Presentation A–2
volume mute A–2
wireless A–2
C
cables and cords
modem 1–2
power 3–2
caps lock light, identifying
A–2
compartments
Bluetooth A–9
memory module A–9
Mini Card A–9
components
bottom A–9
front A–6
keys A–3
left-side A–8
pointing devices A–4
rear A–6
right-side A–7
top A–2
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Index
computer
turn off 2–9
turn on 1–7
computer viruses 3–4
connect the computer to
external power 1–5
connecting to a computer
network 2–7
connectors
docking A–7
power A–8
cord, power
connecting 1–5
identifying 1–2
Customer Care 3–9
D
data, safeguarding C–1
devices, external,
troubleshooting 3–7
display release latch,
identifying A–6
display, switching image 3–3
docking connector A–7
drive light A–6
drive light, identifying A–6
drive, optical A–8
Index–2
external devices,
troubleshooting 3–7
external monitor port,
identifying A–7
F
fingerprint reader A–2
firewalls 2–4
fn key, identifying A–3
function keys, identifying A–3
H
hard drive bay, identifying
A–9
headphone jack A–7
Help and Support 3–9
Hibernation 3–3
humidity specifications D–1
I
IEC 60950 compliance 2–6
IEEE 1394 port A–7
image, switching among
display devices 3–3
Info Center button, identifying
A–2
insert the battery 1–4
Internet access B–3
E
J
embedded numeric keypad,
identifying A–3
environmental specifications
D–1
esc key, identifying A–3
expansion memory module
compartment, identifying
A–9
jacks
audio-in (microphone) A–7
audio-out (headphone) A–7
RJ-11 (modem) A–8
RJ-45 (network) A–6
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Index
K
keys
embedded numeric keypad
A–3
esc A–3
fn A–3
function A–3
Windows applications A–3
Windows logo A–3
L
labels, service tag 3–10
LAN (local area network) 2–7
latches
battery release A–9
display release A–6
left pointing stick button,
identifying A–4
lights
battery 1–6
caps lock A–2
drive A–6
num lock A–2
optical drive A–8
power 1–8, A–2, A–6
wireless A–6
locate user guides 2–8
M
memory module compartment
A–9
microphone jack A–7
Mini Card compartment A–9
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modem
setting up Internet service
B–3
surge protection 2–4
modem cable 1–2
modem jack A–8
monitor port, external A–7
monitor, external 3–3, 3–7
N
network jack A–6
network, connecting computer
to 2–7
New Connection Wizard B–2
num lock light, identifying
A–2
O
operating environment
specifications D–1
operating system, displaying
version number 3–10
optical drive light, identifying
A–8
optical drive, identifying A–8
overheating
computer 3–6
safety considerations 2–6
P
PC Card slot, identifying A–7
pointing stick buttons,
identifying A–4
pointing stick, identifying A–4
Index–3
Index
ports
1394 A–7
external monitor A–7
USB A–7, A–8
power
running the computer on
battery 1–6, 1–7
turning on computer 1–8,
3–2
power button, identifying A–2
power connector 1–5
identifying A–8
power cord
connecting 1–5
identifying 1–2
power lights
identifying A–2, A–6
on, off 1–8, 3–2
power surge 2–4
Presentation button,
identifying A–2
printer 3–7
Product Id 3–10
R
rated input power
specifications D–2
reader, fingerprint A–2
registration number, operating
system 3–10
regulatory information notices
2–6
Regulatory, Safety and
Environmental Notices 2–6
release latches, battery A–9
Index–4
right pointing stick button,
identifying A–4
RJ-11 (modem) jack,
identifying A–8
RJ-45 (network) jack,
identifying A–6
S
Safety and Comfort Guide 2–5
security cable slot, identifying
A–6
serial number
See service tag 3–10
serial number, computer 3–10
service tag 3–10
set up the software 1–9
Sleep 3–3
slots
PC Card A–7
security cable A–6
smart card A–7
smart card reader, identifying
A–7
software updates 2–8
software, antivirus 2–3
speaker A–9
specifications
operating environment D–1
rated input power D–2
T
temperature
specifications D–1
troubleshooting 3–6
temperature, safety
considerations 2–6
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Index
traveling with computer
environmental
specifications D–2
troubleshooting
display problems 3–3
external device problems
3–7
overheating problems 3–6
resources 3–1
Sleep or Hibernation
problems 3–3
software problems 3–4
virus problems 3–4
wireless network problems
3–8
turn off computer 2–9
turn on computer 1–7, 3–2
W
Windows applications key,
identifying A–3
Windows logo key, identifying
A–3
wireless antennae A–5
wireless button, identifying
A–2
wireless light, identifying A–6
WLAN (wireless local area
network) 2–7
U
update, software 2–8
USB ports, identifying A–7,
A–8
user guides 2–8
V
vents
identifying A–7, A–8, A–9
keeping free from
obstructions 3–6
viruses
antivirus software 2–3
computer 3–4
volume mute button,
identifying A–2
volume scroll zone,
identifying A–2
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