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Learning the Basics

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Moving the computer

Before moving your computer, even across the room, make sure all disk activity has ended (the drive indicator light stops glowing) and all external peripheral cables are disconnected.

Do not pick up the computer by its display panel or by the back (where the ports are located).

Although your notebook computer is built to withstand reasonable shock and vibration, transport it in a carrying case for long trips. You can purchase a carrying case from your

Toshiba dealer, through the accessories information packaged with your system, or visit

www.toshibaaccessories.com

.

Powering down the computer

NOTE

Pushing the power button before shutting down the Windows ® operating system could cause you to lose your work. Make sure the system indicator panel’s disk light and the drive-inuse light are off. If you turn off the power while a disk is being accessed, you may lose data or damage the disk and/or drive.

When you power down the computer, you have three options to choose from: Turn Off Computer (or Shut down), Standby, and Hibernation.

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You can set the computer to turn on automatically at a time you designate. This option is helpful for transferring files by modem at night. You can set the computer to turn on and send or receive the files while you are asleep. This option is called

Auto Power On.

TECHNICAL NOTES: Before using any of these options to power down your computer, save your files and make sure the disk activity lights are off.

If you change your mind and decide to continue working after all, wait a few seconds before turning the computer on again.

Using Turn Off or Shut down

The Turn Off or Shut down command shuts the computer down completely.

Use the Turn Off command if you are using the Windows XP

Home version operating system, or the Windows XP

Professional operating system when not connected to a domain server.

Use the Shut down command if you are using the Windows

XP Professional operating system and connected to a domain server.

When you start up again, the computer runs a self-test and loads the operating system. You must open any programs and files you want to use.

Factors when choosing Turn Off or Shut down:

No power is used while the computer is shut down. This is the most efficient mode if you will be away from your computer for an extended time.

Restarting from Turn Off or Shut down uses the most time and battery power.

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When starting up again, the system does not automatically open programs and files you were using.

For the Windows XP Home operating system, follow these steps to shut down the computer:

1

Click

Start

, and then select

Turn off computer.

The Turn off computer dialog box appears.

Sample Turn Off Computer Windows dialog box

2

Click

Turn Off

.

The computer shuts down completely.

For the Windows XP Professional operating system, follow these steps to shut down the computer:

1

Click the

Start

button, and then

Shut down

.

The Shut Down Windows dialog box appears.

2

Select

Shut down

from the drop-down list.

3

Click

OK

.

The computer shuts down completely.

NOTE

Holding

Shift

while the Turn Off computer Windows dialog box is open, changes the Stand By button to hibernate. For more

information about setting up hibernation “Using Standby” on page 119 .

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Shutting down more quickly

In addition, you can shut down the computer by either pressing the power button or closing the display panel.

To use either of these methods, you first need to turn it on in

Toshiba’s Power Management utility.

1

Click

Start

,

Control Panel

, and then

Performance and

Maintenance

.

2

Double-click the

Toshiba Power Saver

icon.

3

In the Running on batteries section, click the

Details

button, then the

System Power Mode

tab.

4

Select the options you want from the drop-down lists.

When I press the power button

Set this option to

Power Off

to have the computer shut down when you press the power button.

Sample system power mode settings

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5

Click the

Override all Modes with settings here

button.

Click

DC only

to apply the settings only when you are using battery power.

Click

All

to apply the settings whenever when you are using battery power or outlet power.

6

Click

OK

.

7

Click

OK

again, then close the Control Panel.

NOTE

For more information about the Power Saver utility, see

“Power Saver” on page 167 .

Starting again after Shut down

To start the computer up again, press the power button until the on/off light changes to green.

Using Hibernation

Hibernation mode shuts the computer down completely, but it first saves the current settings and configuration of the computer to the hard disk. Since Hibernation mode does not require power to maintain the saved information, the system settings are retained indefinitely. Restoring information from the hard disk takes longer than restoring it from memory.

When you start up again, the computer runs a self-test, loads the operating system, and then returns to the mode in which you left it.

Factors to consider when choosing Hibernation:

While in Hibernation mode, the computer uses no battery power.

Because the mode of the system is held on the hard disk, no data is lost if the main battery discharges.

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When starting up again, Hibernation uses less time and battery power than does Turn Off.

Resuming from Hibernation uses a little more time and power to start up than restarting from Standby, because information is being retrieved from the hard disk rather than from memory.

When starting up again, the computer returns to the mode in which you left it, including all open programs and files you were using.

Configuring your computer for Hibernation:

1

Click

Start

,

Control Panel

, and then

Performance and

Maintenance

.

2

In the Control Panel window, double-click the

Toshiba

Power Saver

icon.

3

Select the

Power

scheme.

4

In the Running on batteries area, click the

Details

button.

5

Click the

System Power Mode

tab.

6

Select

Hibernation

for the options you want.

When I press the power button

Set this option to Hibernation so that the computer will go into Hibernation mode when you press the power button.

When I close the lid

Set this option to Hibernation so that the computer will go into Hibernation mode when you close the display panel.

7

Click the

Override all Modes with settings here

button.

Click

DC only

to apply the settings only when you are using battery power.

Click

All

to apply the settings whenever when you are using battery power or outlet power.

8

Click

OK

.

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9

Click the

Hibernate

tab, and then click the

Enable hibernate support

checkbox (this is the default setting).

10

Click

Apply

.

11

Click

OK

.

12

Click

OK

again, then close the Control Panel.

The computer is now set to automatically go into Hibernation when your option settings occur.

NOTE

For more information about the Power Saver utility, see

“Power Saver” on page 167 .

Once the computer is configured, put the computer into

Hibernation mode by either pressing the power button or closing the display panel, depending on the hibernation options taken.

Starting again from Hibernation mode

To start up the computer from Hibernation mode, press the power button until the on/off light turns green. The computer returns to the screen you were using.

If you put the computer in Hibernation mode by closing the display panel, you can start it again by opening the display panel.

Using Standby

The Standby command puts the computer into a powersaving mode. Standby holds the current mode of the computer in memory so that, when you power on the computer, you can continue working from where you left off.

Factors to consider when choosing Standby:

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While in Standby mode, the computer uses some battery power. A fully charged main battery will last up to eight hours in Standby mode.

Restarting from Standby uses less time and battery power than restarting from Turn Off Computer or Hibernation.

When starting up again, the computer returns to the mode in which you left it, including all open programs and files you were using.

NOTE

If you power down using the Standby command and the main battery discharges fully, your information will be lost. Be sure to save your work first.

To power down the computer using the Standby command, click

Start

,

Turn Off Computer

, and select

Stand By

.

Sample Turn Off Computer Windows dialog box

NOTE

If you hold down

Shift

, Stand By becomes Hibernate in the

Turn Off Computer dialog box. To enter hibernation mode, you must hold down

Shift

while you select Hibernate.

The computer saves the status of all open programs and files, turns off the display, and goes into a low-power mode. The on/off light blinks amber indicating the machine is in Standby mode.

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Going into Standby mode more quickly

In addition, you can put the computer into Standby mode by either pressing the power button or closing the display panel.

You can also specify an amount of time after which the computer automatically goes into Standby mode.

To use any of these methods, you first need to enable them in

Toshiba’s Power Saver utility.

1

Click

Start

,

Control Panel

, and then

Performance and

Maintenance

.

2

In the Control Panel window, double-click the

Toshiba

Power Saver

icon.

3

In the Running on batteries area, select the

Power

scheme, click the

Details

button, then select the

System

Power Mode

tab.

4

Select

Standby

for the options you want.

When I press the power button

Set this option to Standby to put the computer into

Standby mode when you press the power button.

When I close the lid

Set this option to Standby to put the computer into

Standby mode when you close the display panel.

5

Click

Override all Modes with settings here.

6

In the Set to range dialog box, click on one of these options:

Click

DC only

to apply the settings only when you are using battery power.

Click

All

to apply the settings whether you are using battery power or outlet power.

7

Click

OK

.

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8

Click

OK

again, then close the Control Panel.

NOTE

For more information about the Power Saver utility, see

“Power Saver” on page 167 .

Starting again from Standby mode

To start up the computer from Standby mode, press the power button until the on/off light changes to green. The computer returns to the screen you were using.

If you put the computer in Standby mode by closing the display panel, you can start it again by opening the display panel.

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