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Getting Started
HP Business Notebook PC
Document Part Number: 435816-001
March 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 Business Notebook PC
First Edition: March 2007
Document Part Number: 435816-001
Product notice
This user guide describes features that are common to most models. Some
features may not be available on your computer.
Contents
1 First-time setup
Identifying required hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting up the computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Step 1: Insert the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Step 2: Connect the computer to external power. . . .
Step 3: Turn on the computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Step 4: Set up the software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Step 5: Create recovery discs (recommended) . . . . .
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2 Quick tour
Identifying required hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Top components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Front components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Left-side components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Right-side components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Bottom components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wireless antennae (select models only). . . . . . . . . . .
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3 Next steps
Protecting the computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Protecting the computer from viruses . . . . . . . . . . . .
Protecting your system files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Protecting your privacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Protecting the computer from power surges . . . . . . .
Using the computer safely . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting to a computer network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing additional hardware and software . . . . . . . . . .
Identifying and installing hardware. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Locating and installing software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Updating the software installed on the computer. . . . . . .
Finding the user guides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turning off the computer correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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4 Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Quick troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The computer is unable to start up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The computer screen is blank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Software is functioning abnormally . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The computer is turned on but not responding . . . . .
The computer is unusually warm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
An external device is not working. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The WLAN connection is not working . . . . . . . . . . .
Help and Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Contacting technical support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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A Connect to the Internet from your home
Choosing an ISP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A–1
Using the New Connection Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A–2
Choosing the type of Internet connection . . . . . . . . . . . . A–2
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B Backup and recovery
Creating recovery discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Backing up your information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
When to back up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Back up suggestions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Backing up specific files or folders . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Backing up the entire hard drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating recovery points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Scheduling backups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Performing a recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Performing a recovery from the recovery discs. . . . .
Performing a recovery from the hard drive . . . . . . . .
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C Specifications
Operating environment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C–1
Rated input power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C–2
Index
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1
First-time setup
Identifying required hardware
To set up the computer for the first time, you will need the
computer, the AC adapter, the power cord, and the primary
battery.
included with the computer may vary by region
✎ Components
and by model.
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Component
Component
1
Power cord
4
Country-specific modem adapter
(select models only)
2
AC adapter
5
Modem cable (select models only)
(optional for setup)
3
Primary battery
only the AC adapter provided with the computer or one
✎ Use
approved for this computer.
you use dial-up networking, the modem cable is
✎ Unless
optional for setup.
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First-time setup
Setting up the computer
Computer setup involves the following tasks:
1. Inserting the battery into the computer
2. Connecting the computer to external power
✎ The battery begins to charge.
3. Turning on the computer
4. Setting up the software
5. Creating recovery discs (recommended)
Refer to Appendix B, “Backup and recovery,” for
✎ instructions.
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CAUTION: Reduce the risk of file corruption by observing the following
practices 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 primary 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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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) turns
on. When the battery is fully charged, the battery light turns off.
Leave the computer connected to external power until the battery
is fully charged and the battery light turns 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.
Step 3: Turn on the computer
To open 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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To turn on the computer:
»
Press the power button 1.
The power light on the power button 2 turns on.
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First-time setup
Step 4: Set up the software
After the computer is turned on, it will go through software setup.
Follow the on-screen instructions to set up the software. Note the
following points:
■ 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.
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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 during software
✎ Tosetup,
the computer must be connected by an RJ-45 (network)
cable to an existing network that has access to the Internet. If you
do not register during software setup, you can do so at any time
after software setup is complete. For more information about
connecting to the Internet, refer to Appendix A, “Connect to the
Internet from your home,” in this guide.
Step 5: Create recovery discs
(recommended)
You can create a set of recovery discs of your full factory image
using HP Backup & Recovery Manager. You can use the recovery
discs 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 B, “Backup and recovery,” for detailed
instructions.
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Quick tour
Identifying required hardware
included with the computer may vary by region ✎ Components
and model. The illustrations in this chapter identify the standard features included on most computer models.
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Quick tour
Top components
Component
Component
1
Power button
9
Internal microphone
(select models only)
2
Power lights (2)
-
TouchPad scroll zone
3
Info button
(select models only)
q
Fingerprint reader
(select models only)
4
Wireless button
w
Right TouchPad button
5
Wireless lights (2)
e
Left TouchPad button
6
Presentation button
(select models only)
r
Drive light
7
Volume mute button
t
Battery light
8
Volume scroll zone
(select models only)
y
TouchPad
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Front components
Component
Component
1
Wireless light
4
Drive light
2
Power light
5
Speakers (2)
3
Battery light
6
Display release latch
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Quick tour
Left-side components
Component
Component
1
Power connector
5
Audio-in (microphone) jack
2
Vent
6
1394 port (select models only)
3
USB ports (2)
7
PC Card slot
4
Audio-out (headphone) jack
2–4
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Right-side components
Component
Component
1
Media Card Reader
(select models only)
3
Optical drive
2
USB ports (2)
(select models only)
4
RJ-11 (modem) jack
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Quick tour
Rear components
Component
Component
1
Security cable slot
3
External monitor port
2
RJ-45 (network) jack
4
S-Video-out jack
(select models only)
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Bottom components
Component
Component
1
Bluetooth® compartment
(select models only)
6
Battery release latches (2)
2
Vents (3)
7
Docking connector
(select models only)
3
Accessory battery connector
8
Memory module compartment
4
SIM slot (select models only)
9
WLAN module compartment
(select models only)
5
Battery bay
-
Hard drive bay
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Quick tour
Wireless antennae (select models only)
Component
Component
1
2
WLAN antennae (2)
(select models only)*
WWAN antenna
(select models only)*
*The antennae are not visible from the outside of the computer. For optimal
transmission, keep the areas immediately around the antennae free from
obstructions.
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Next steps
Protecting the computer
The information in this section explains how your computer can
be protected from damage caused by a virus, a security breach,
a power surge, unsafe operation, or system failure.
Protecting 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, applications, 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:
■ Your version of Norton Internet Security includes 60 days of
free updates. It is strongly recommended that you protect the
computer against new viruses beyond 60 days by purchasing
extended update service.
■ For information about using and updating Norton Internet
Security and for purchasing extended update service, select
Start > All Programs > Norton Internet Security > Help
and Support.
■ To access Norton Internet Security, select Start > All
Programs > Norton Internet Security.
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Protecting your system files
The HP Backup & Recovery Manager provides several ways to
back up the system and to recover optimal system functionality.
Refer to Appendix B, “Backup and recovery,” for additional
information.
Protecting 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 computer’s privacy protection features, observe
these practices:
■ Keep the operating system and software updated. Many
software updates contain security enhancements.
■ Use a firewall. Firewall software monitors incoming traffic on
the computer to block messages that do not meet specific
security criteria. Some firewalls also monitor outgoing traffic.
Protecting 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,
observe these practices:
■ 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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Using the computer safely
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WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to
your equipment, observe these practices:
■ 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.
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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 the guide in Help and Support,
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
applications 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).
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WARNING: To reduce potential safety issues, use 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.
For more safety and regulatory information, and for battery
disposal information, refer to the Regulatory, Safety and
Environmental Notices located in Help and Support. To access the
notices in Help and Support, select Start > Help and Support >
User Guides.
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Connecting to a computer network
The computer may have the following networking capabilities:
■
Local area network (LAN)
■
Wireless local area network (WLAN)
■
Wireless wide area network (WWAN)
■
Bluetooth®
If you plan to connect the computer to a home office LAN or
WLAN, 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.
computer display must be open before you can connect to
✎ The
a wireless network.
For information on activating broadband wireless service, refer
to the mobile network operator information included with your
computer.
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 Bluetooth online Help.
For information on connecting the computer to the Internet,
refer to Appendix A, “Connect to the Internet from your
home.”
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Installing additional hardware and
software
Identifying and installing hardware
To see a list of hardware installed on the computer, follow these
steps:
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.
Locating and installing software
The computer includes software that is provided in the following
forms:
■ Preinstalled on your hard drive. To see a list of the
ready-to-use software preinstalled on the computer, follow
these steps:
1. Click Start > All Programs.
2. Click the program you want to open.
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■ Provided on a CD or DVD. To install a software program
from a disc, follow these steps:
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, follow these steps:
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.
Updating the software installed on the
computer
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.
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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.
Finding the user guides
User guides, regulatory and safety notices, and other information
resources about using the computer are available through Help
and Support.
To access the user guides:
» Select Start > Help and Support > User Guides.
Turning off the computer correctly
Whenever possible, turn off the computer by using the standard
shutdown procedure:
1. Save your work and close all open applications.
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.
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If you are unable to turn off the computer with these procedures,
try the following emergency shutdown procedures in the
sequence provided:
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CAUTION: Using one of the following emergency shutdown
procedures will 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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4
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting resources
If you experience computer problems, perform these
troubleshooting steps in the order provided until the problem is
resolved:
■ Refer to “Quick troubleshooting,” the next section in this
chapter.
■ 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
✎ Although
Internet connection, other tools can help you fix a problem
when the computer is offline.
■ Contact technical support 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 turns 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 following suggestions may help you determine why the
computer will not start up:
■ If the computer is plugged into an AC outlet, be sure 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 AC adapter provided with the computer or
✎ Use
one approved for this 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, try the following
procedures in the sequence provided:
❏ 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 into an
AC outlet using the AC adapter, start the computer, and
allow the battery to charge.
❏ Remove the primary 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.
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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; the computer may not be set
to display the image on the computer screen; or the display switch
may not be functioning properly.
Try the following suggestions 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 display on all devices.
■ Press the display switch on the computer to be sure that it
moves freely.
The display switch is normally located on the upper-left
corner of the keyboard.
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Troubleshooting
Software is functioning abnormally
Follow these suggestions 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 “Protecting the computer
from viruses” in Chapter 3, “Next steps.”
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 applications.
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.
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Troubleshooting
If you are unable to shut down the computer with this procedure,
try the following emergency shutdown procedures in the
sequence provided:
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CAUTION: Using one of the following emergency shutdown
procedures will 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.
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.
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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
Follow these suggestions 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.
■ Be sure that the device is receiving electrical power.
■ Be sure that 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.
■ Be sure that the correct drivers are installed and updated.
Drivers may be available on a disc included with the device
or on the device manufacturer’s Web site. For more
information about updating drivers, select Start > Help and
Support.
The WLAN connection is not working
If a WLAN connection is not working as expected, follow these
suggestions:
■ 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.
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Troubleshooting
■ If applicable, be sure that the wireless router (access point) is
turned on and properly connected to the DSL or the cable
modem.
■ 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).
information on activating broadband wireless service, refer
✎ For
to the mobile network operator information included with your
computer.
Help and Support
If the preceding questions and solutions did not address your
problem, access Help and Support by selecting Start > Help and
Support. Help and Support provides the following assistance:
■ 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
Getting Started
4–7
Troubleshooting
Contacting technical support
If the computer is connected to the Internet, select Start > Help
and Support > Contact support to get online help or to access
the technical support telephone numbers.
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).
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A
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) and choose
the type of Internet connection you want, such as broadband
(wired or wireless) or dial-up.
hardware and software features vary depending on the
✎ Internet
computer model and your location.
Choosing 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.
Getting Started
A–1
Connect to the Internet from your home
Using the New Connection Wizard
The New Connection Wizard works under the following
conditions:
■ You already have an account with an ISP.
■ You have a disc from an ISP.
■ You do not have an Internet account and would like to select
an ISP from the list provided within the wizard.
■ You have selected an unlisted ISP and the ISP has provided
you with such information as a specific IP address and POP3
and SMTP settings.
» To access the New Connection Wizard, select Start > Help
and Support.
you are prompted within the wizard to choose between
✎ Ifenabling
or disabling the Windows Firewall, choose to enable
the firewall.
Choosing the type of Internet
connection
You can choose one or more of the following methods to connect
to the Internet:
■ Broadband service—High-speed Internet access is provided
by an ISP through one of the following services:
❏ Cable modem
❏ Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
❏ Satellite
❏ Other services
Broadband service may require additional hardware and/or
software provided by the ISP.
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Connect to the Internet from your home
■ WLAN—Internet connection through a WLAN requires
broadband wired service with an ISP as well as a wireless
router (purchased separately). To learn about setting up
wireless access, see the HP Web site at
http://www.hp.com/go/techcenter/wireless (English only).
■ WWAN—This broadband wireless connection allows your
computer to stay connected to the Internet over large
geographic areas while the computer is in motion, such as in
a car or train. WWAN capability requires an integrated HP
Broadband Wireless Module (select models only) and service
from a mobile network operator. For information on
activating broadband wireless service, refer to the mobile
network operator information included with your computer or
see the HP Web site at http://www.hp.com/go/broadbandwireless
(English only).
■ Dial-up—You can access the Internet by dialing in to a
service provider using a modem cable connected to the RJ-11
(modem) jack.
Getting Started
A–3
B
Backup and recovery
Creating recovery discs
After setting up the computer for the first time, be sure to create a
set of recovery discs of the full factory image. 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
instability or failure.
Note the following guidelines before creating recovery discs:
■ You will need high-quality CD-R, DVD-R, or DVD+R
media (purchased separately).
DVD±RW discs and DVD±RW double-layer
✎ Formatted
discs are not compatible with HP Backup & Recovery
Manager.
■ The computer must be connected to AC power during the
process.
■ Only one set of recovery discs can be created per computer.
■ Number each disc before inserting it into the optical drive
of the computer.
■ If necessary, you can cancel the disc creation before you
have finished creating the recovery discs. The next time
you select Create a set of recovery discs
(Recommended), you will be prompted to continue the
disc creation.
Getting Started
B–1
Backup and recovery
To create a set of recovery discs,:
1. Select Start > All Programs > HP Backup & Recovery >
Backup & Recovery Manager.
2. Click Next.
3. Click Create a set of recovery discs (Recommended), and
then click Next.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Backing up your information
can only recover files that you have previously backed up.
✎ You
HP recommends that you use HP Backup & Recovery Manager
to create an entire drive backup as soon as you set up your
computer.
With HP Backup & Recovery Manager, you can perform the
following tasks:
■ Backing up your information regularly to protect your
important system files
■ Creating system recovery points that allow you to reverse
undesirable changes to your computer by restoring the
computer to an earlier state
■ Scheduling backups at specific intervals or events
When to back up
■ On a regularly scheduled basis
✎ Set reminders to back up your information periodically.
■ Before the computer is repaired or restored
■ Before you add or modify hardware or software
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Getting Started
Backup and recovery
Back up suggestions
■ Create a set of recovery discs using HP Backup & Recovery
Manager.
■ Create system recovery points using HP Backup & Recovery
Manager, and periodically copy them to disc.
■ Store personal files in the Documents folder and back up
these folders periodically.
■ Back up templates stored in their associated programs.
■ Save customized settings in a window, toolbar, or menu bar
by taking a screen shot of your settings.
The screen shot can be a time saver if you have to reset your
preferences.
To copy the screen and paste it into a word-processing
document:
1. Display the screen.
2. Copy the screen.
To copy only the active window, press alt+fn+prt sc.
To copy the entire screen, press fn+prt sc.
3. Open a word-processing document, and then select Edit >
Paste.
you can perform backup and recovery procedures, the
✎ Before
computer must be connected to external power.
utilities, and applications installed by HP can be
✎ Drivers,
copied to a CD or to a DVD using HP Backup & Recovery
Manager.
Getting Started
B–3
Backup and recovery
Backing 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 optical
discs (CDs or DVDs).
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 >
Backup & Recovery Manager.
2. Click Next.
3. Click Create or manage backups, and then click Next.
4. Click Back up user created files and folders and then
click Next.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Backing 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.
B–4
Getting Started
Backup and recovery
To back up your entire hard drive:
1. Select Start > All Programs > HP Backup & Recovery >
Backup & Recovery Manager.
2. Click Next.
3. Click Create or manage backups, and then click Next.
4. Click Create or manage Entire Drive Backups, and then
click Next.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Creating recovery points
When you back up modifications since your last backup, 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 at the following
times:
■
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.
Getting Started
B–5
Backup and recovery
To create a system recovery point:
1. Select Start > All Programs > HP Backup & Recovery >
Backup & Recovery Manager.
2. Click Next.
3. Click Create or manage backups, and then click Next.
4. Click Create or manage Recovery Points, and then
click Next.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Scheduling backups
Use HP Backup Scheduler to schedule backups for the entire
system, for recovery points, or for specific files and folders. With
this tool, you can schedule backups at specific intervals (daily,
weekly or monthly) or at specific events, such as at system restart
or when you dock to an optional docking station (select models
only).
To schedule backups:
1. Select Start > All Programs > HP Backup & Recovery >
HP Backup Scheduler.
2. Follow the on-screen instructions.
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Getting Started
Backup and recovery
Performing a recovery
can only recover files that you have previously backed up.
✎ You
HP recommends that you use HP Backup & Recovery Manager
to create an entire drive backup as soon as you set up your
computer.
HP Backup & Recovery Manager helps you with the following
tasks for safeguarding your information and restoring it in case of
a system failure:
■ Recovering important files—This feature helps you reinstall
important files without performing a full system recovery.
■ Performing a full system recovery—With HP Backup &
Recovery Manager, you can recover your full factory image if
you experience system failure or instability. HP Backup &
Recovery Manager works from a dedicated recovery partition
on the hard drive or from recovery discs you create.
Performing a recovery from the recovery
discs
To perform a recovery from the recovery discs, follow these
steps:
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.
Getting Started
B–7
Backup and recovery
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, follow these steps:
1. Back up all personal files.
2. Select Start > All Programs > HP Backup & Recovery >
Backup & Recovery Manager.
3. Click Next.
4. Click Perform a recovery, and then click Next.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Initiating a recovery from the hard drive
recovery partition
To initiate a recovery from the hard drive recovery partition,
follow these steps:
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.
B–8
Getting Started
C
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 a unit of measurement for altitude.
Getting Started
C–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 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.
C–2
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Index
1394 port, identifying 2–4
A
AC adapter
connecting 1–5
identifying 1–2
accessory battery connector,
identifying 2–7
altitude specifications C–1
antivirus software 4–4
audio-in (microphone) jack,
identifying 2–4
audio-out (headphone) jack,
identifying 2–4
B
battery
charging 1–6
indentifying 1–2
inserting 1–4
battery bay, identifying 2–7
battery light
behavior 1–6
identifying 2–2, 2–3
battery release latch,
identifying 2–7
bays
battery 2–7
hard drive 2–7
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Bluetooth 3–5
Bluetooth compartment,
identifying 2–7
buttons
info 2–2
power 1–7, 2–2
presentation 2–2
TouchPad 2–2
volume mute 2–2
wireless 2–2
C
cables and cords, power 4–2
compartments
Bluetooth 2–7
memory module 2–7
WLAN 2–7
computer
turn off 3–8
turn on 1–6
computer viruses 4–4
connecting the computer to
external power 1–5
connecting to a computer
network 3–5
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Index
connectors
accessory battery 2–7
docking 2–7
power 2–4
country-specific modem
adapter 1–2
D
devices, external,
troubleshooting 4–6
display release latch,
identifying 2–3
display, switching image 4–3
docking connector, identifying
2–7
drive light, identifying 2–2,
2–3
IEC 60950 compliance 3–4
image, switching among
display devices 4–3
info button, identifying 2–2
inserting the battery 1–4
internal microphone,
identifying 2–2
Internet access A–2
J
jacks
audio-in (microphone) 2–4
audio-out (headphone) 2–4
RJ-11 (modem) 2–5
RJ-45 (network) jack 2–6
S-Video-out 2–6
E
L
environmental specifications
C–1
external devices,
troubleshooting 4–6
external monitor port,
identifying 2–6
labels, service tag 4–8
LAN (local area network) 3–5
latches
battery release 2–7
display release 2–3
lights
battery 1–6, 2–2, 2–3
drive 2–2, 2–3
power 1–7, 2–2, 2–3
wireless 2–2, 2–3
locating user guides 3–8
F
fingerprint reader, identifying
2–2
firewalls 3–2
H
hard drive bay, identifying 2–7
Help and Support 4–7
Hibernation 4–3
humidity specifications C–1
Index–2
I
M
Media Card Reader,
identifying 2–5
memory module compartment,
identifying 2–7
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Index
modem
setting up Internet service
A–2
surge protection 3–2
modem cable 1–2
monitor, external 4–3, 4–6
N
network jack 2–6
network, connecting computer
to 3–5
New Connection Wizard A–2
O
operating environment
specifications C–1
operating system, version
number 4–8
optical drive, identifying 2–5
overheating, computer 3–4,
4–5
P
PC Card slot, identifying 2–4
ports
1394 2–4
external monitor 2–6
USB 2–4, 2–5
power
running the computer on
battery 1–6
turning on computer 1–7,
4–2
power button, identifying 2–2
power connector
identifying 2–4
using 1–5
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power cord
connecting 1–5
identifying 1–2
power light 1–7, 4–2
power lights, identifying 2–2,
2–3
power surge 3–2
presentation button,
identifying 2–2
printer 4–6
Product Id 4–8
R
rated input power
specifications C–2
registration number, operating
system 4–8
regulatory information notices
3–4
Regulatory, Safety and Envi­
ronmental Notices 3–4
RJ-11 (modem) jack,
identifying 2–5
RJ-45 (network) jack,
identifying 2–6
S
Safety and Comfort Guide 3–3
scroll zone, TouchPad 2–2
serial number, computer 4–8
service tag 4–8
seurity cable slot, identifying
2–6
SIM slot, identifying 2–7
Sleep 4–3
slot, SIM 2–7
Index–3
Index
software
antivirus 3–1
setup 1–8
updates 3–7
speakers, identifying 2–3
specifications
operating environment C–1
rated input power C–2
S-Video-out jack, identifying
2–6
T
technical support 4–8
temperature
safety considerations 3–4
specifications C–1
troubleshooting 4–5
TouchPad buttons, identifying
2–2
TouchPad, identifying 2–2
TouchPad scroll zone,
identifying 2–2
traveling with computer C–2
troubleshooting
display problems 4–3
external device problems
4–6
Hibernation or Sleep
problems 4–3
overheating problems 4–5
resources 4–1
software problems 4–4
virus problems 4–4
wireless network problems
4–6
Index–4
turning off computer 3–8
turning on computer 1–6, 4–2
U
updates, software 3–7
USB ports, identifying 2–4,
2–5
user guides 3–8
V
vents
identifying 2–4, 2–7
precautions 4–5
viruses
antivirus software 3–1
computer 4–4
volume mute button,
identifying 2–2
volume scroll zone,
identifying 2–2
W
wireless button, identifying
2–2
wireless lights, identifying
2–2, 2–3
WLAN (wireless local area
network) 3–5
WLAN antennae, identifying
2–8
WLAN module compartment
2–7
WWAN (wireless wide area
network) 3–5
WWAN antenna 2–8
Getting Started
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