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Toshiba Tecra A8 User's Manual

Toshiba user's guide laptop pc tecra a8.

 
Tecra
®
User's Guide
If you need assistance:
Toshiba's Support Web site
pcsupport.toshiba.com
Toshiba Global Support Centre
Calling within the United States (800) 457-7777
Calling from outside the United States (949) 859-4273
For more information, see
page 205
A8 Series
in this guide.
"If Something Goes Wrong" on
PMAD00084011
06/06

Summary of Contents

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    Tecra A8 Series ® User’s Guide If you need assistance: ❖ Toshiba’s Support Web site pcsupport.toshiba.com ❖ Toshiba Global Support Centre Calling within the United States (800) 457-7777 Calling from outside the United States (949) 859-4273 For more information, see page 205 in this guide.

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    TOSHIBA AMERICA INFORMATION SYSTEMS, INC. (“TOSHIBA”), ITS AFFILIATES AND SUPPLIERS DO NOT WARRANT THAT OPERATION OF THE PRODUCT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE. YOU AGREE THAT TOSHIBA,...

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    Only Peripherals complying with the FCC Class B limits may be attached to this equipment. Operation with noncompliant peripherals or peripherals not recommended by Toshiba is likely to result in interference to radio and TV reception. Shielded cables must be used between the external devices and the computer's, monitor port, USB port, PS/2 port microphone jack.

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    Contact either: ❖ Toshiba’s Support Web site at pcsupport.toshiba.com. ❖ Or call the Toshiba Global Support Centre: Within the United States at (800) 457-7777 Outside the United States at (949) 859-4273 Industry Canada Requirement This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

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    If trouble is experienced with this equipment, for repair or limited warranty information, please contact Toshiba Corporation, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. or an authorized representative of Toshiba, or the Toshiba Support Centre within the United States at (800) 457-7777 or Outside the United States at (949) 859-4273.

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    provided may not be a 900 number or any other number for which charges exceed local or long-distance transmission charges.) In order to program this information into your fax transmission, refer to the fax software instructions installed on this computer. Alarm Equipment If your home has specially wired alarm equipment connected to the telephone line, ensure the installation of this equipment does not disable your alarm...

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    USOC RJ11C. Wireless Interoperability The TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card products are designed to be interoperable with any wireless LAN product that is based on Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) radio technology, and is compliant to: ❖...

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    The radiated output power of the TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the TOSHIBA Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card shall be used in such a manner that the potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized. In normal operating configuration, the LCD in the upright position, the distance between the antenna and the user should not be less than 20 cm.

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    documentation that comes with the product. This device complies with the following radio frequency and safety standards. Canada – Industry Canada (IC) This device complies with RSS 210 of Industry Canada. The installer of this radio equipment must ensure that the antenna is located or pointed such that it does not emit RF field in excess of Health Canada limits for the general population;...

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    EU Declaration of Conformity TOSHIBA declares, that this product conforms to the following Standards: This product is carrying the CE-Mark in accordance with the related European Directives. Responsible for CE-Marking is TOSHIBA Europe, Hammfelddamm 8, 41460 Neuss, Germany. VCCI Class B Information...

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    2. If this equipment causes RF interference to other radio stations, promptly change the frequency being used, change the location of use, or turn off the source of emissions. 3. Contact TOSHIBA Direct PC if you have problems with interference caused by this product to Other Radio Stations.

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    The interference range of this equipment is less than 40m. 2,400 MHz to 2,483.5 MHz. It is possible to avoid the band of mobile object identification systems. 3. TOSHIBA Direct PC Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 17:00 Toll Free Tel: 0120-13-1100...

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    The following restrictions apply: ❖ Do not disassemble or modify the device. ❖ Do not install the embedded wireless module into other device. ❖ 5.17 GHz to 5.23 GHz for indoor use only. Radio Approvals for Wireless Devices NOTE The following information is dependent on what type of wireless device is in your computer.

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    Europe - Restrictions for use of 2.4 GHz Frequencies in European Community Countries België/ For private usage outside buildings across public grounds over less than Belgique: 300m no special registration with IBPT/BIPT is required. Registration to IBPT/BIPT is required for private usage outside buildings across public grounds over more than 300m.

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    802.11a (5 GHz) Australia Canada France Ireland Luxembourg Norway Switzerland Turbo Mode (5 GHz) Canada Europe - Restrictions for Use of 5 GHz Frequencies in European Community Countries European Community Countries Austria Belgium, France, Switzerland/Lichtenstein Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, UK...

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    ❖ This device must not be operated in ad-hoc mode using channels in the 5 GHz bands in the European Community. Ad-hoc mode provides a direct communication between two client devices without a Wireless LAN Access Point. ❖ This device must be used with Access Points that have employed and activated a radar detection feature required for European Community operation in the 5 GHz bands.

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    802.11a (5 GHz) Australia Canada France Ireland Luxembourg Norway Switzerland Turbo Mode (5 GHz) Canada Approved Countries/Regions for use for the Intel Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter This equipment is approved to the radio standard by the countries/regions in the following table.

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    Bluetooth Wireless Technology Interoperability ® Bluetooth Cards from TOSHIBA are designed to be interoperable with any product with Bluetooth wireless technology that is based on Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) radio technology, and is compliant to: ❖ Bluetooth Specification as defined and approved by The Bluetooth Special Interest Group.

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    Always use Bluetooth cards from TOSHIBA in order to enable wireless networks over two or more (up to a total of seven) TOSHIBA portable computers using these cards. Please contact TOSHIBA PC product support on Web site http://www.toshiba-europe.com/computers/tnt/bluetooth.htm in Europe or pcsupport.toshiba.com in the United States for more information.

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    The radiated output power of the Bluetooth Card from TOSHIBA is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the Bluetooth Card from TOSHIBA shall be used in such a manner that the potential for human contact during normal operation is minimized.

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    2. If this equipment causes RF interference to other radio stations, promptly change the frequency being used, change the location of use, or turn off the source of emissions. 3. Contact TOSHIBA Direct PC if you have problems with interference caused by this product to Other Radio Stations. 2. Indication...

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    This equipment uses a frequency bandwidth from 2,400 MHz to 2,483.5 MHz. It is impossible to avoid the band of mobile object identification systems. 3. TOSHIBA Direct PC Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 17:00 Toll Free Tel: 0120-13-1100 Direct Dial: 03-3457-5916...

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    CD-RW drive, Multi-drive or any other optical drive. You could damage the drive. You would also be exposed to laser light or other safety hazards, resulting in serious injury. Always contact an authorized Toshiba service provider, if any repair or adjustment is required.

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    Copyright This guide is copyrighted by Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. with all rights reserved. Under the copyright laws, this guide cannot be reproduced in any form without the prior written permission of Toshiba. No patent liability is assumed, however, with respect to the use of the information contained herein.

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    TouchPad is a trademark of Synaptics, Inc. Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Toshiba is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.

  • Page 26: Table Of Contents

    Keeping yourself comfortable ...41 Precautions...41 Important information on your computer’s Setting up your computer ...44 Setting up your software...45 Registering your computer with Toshiba ...46 Adding optional external devices...47 Connecting to a power source ...47 Charging the main battery...51 cooling fan ...43...

  • Page 27: Table Of Contents

    Using the computer for the first time ...52 Opening the display panel ...52 Your computer’s features and specifications ...53 Turning on the power...53 Adding memory (optional) ...55 Installing a memory module ...55 Removing a memory module...60 Hard Drive Recovery Utilities ...63 Creating Recovery CDs/DVDs ...64 Hard Disk Drive Recovery using the recovery partition...65...

  • Page 28: Table Of Contents

    Playing an audio CD...111 Playing CDs ...112 Creating a CD ...113 Removing a disc with the computer on...114 Removing a disc with the computer off ...114 Caring for CD or DVD Discs ...115 Toshiba’s online resources ...115 full-size keyboard...97 ® Explorer..101...

  • Page 29: Table Of Contents

    Chapter 3: Mobile Computing...116 Toshiba’s energy-saver design...116 Running the computer on battery power ...116 Battery Notice ...117 Power management ...118 Using additional batteries ...118 Charging batteries...119 Charging the main battery...119 Charging the RTC battery...120 Monitoring main battery power...121 Determining remaining battery power...123 What to do when the main battery runs low ...123...

  • Page 30: Table Of Contents

    Setting up a PC Card for your computer ...152 Using the SD Slot...152 Inserting memory media...152 Removing memory media...153 Using the i.LINK Using an expansion device...155 Using an Optional Advanced Port Chapter 5: Toshiba Utilities...156 Toshiba Assist ...157 Connect...158 Secure...159 Protect & Fix ...160 Optimize...161 Toshiba Application Installer...162 Setting passwords ...163...

  • Page 31: Table Of Contents

    Viewing existing key assignments ...174 Changing or removing existing key assignments ...175 Toshiba Hotkey Utility ...175 Toshiba SD™ Memory Card Format Utility...176 Toshiba SD™ Memory Boot Utility...177 Booting from a bootable SD card...178 Toshiba Power Saver ...179 Preset Power Profiles ...180 Quickly creating a new power profile ...180...

  • Page 32: Table Of Contents

    Contents Power-on Security ...194 Control Center...196 Password Bank ...198 Care and maintenance of your fingerprint Fingerprint sensor limitations ...204 Chapter 6: If Something Goes Wrong...205 Problems that are easy to fix ...205 Problems when you turn on the computer...207 The Windows Using Startup options to fix problems ...210 Internet problems ...211 The Windows...

  • Page 33: Table Of Contents

    Develop good computing habits ...238 Data and system configuration backup in If you need further assistance...245 Before you contact Toshiba ...245 Contacting Toshiba ...246 Other Toshiba Internet Web sites...247 Toshiba’s worldwide offices...248 Appendix A: Hot Keys... 250 Volume Mute ...250 Password security ...251...

  • Page 34: Table Of Contents

    Contents Appendix C: Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer...261 Getting Started...262 Starting ConfigFree ...262 ConfigFree Utilities...264 Connectivity Doctor ...264 Search for Wireless Devices ...267 Profile Settings ...272 ConfigFree SUMMIT...276 Quick Connect...280 Using the Automatic Switch...283 Semi-Automatic Switch Feature ...283 Glossary...285...

  • Page 35: Introduction

    Introduction Welcome to the world of powerful, portable, multimedia computing. With your Toshiba notebook computer, your work and entertainment can accompany you wherever you Certain Microsoft NOTE computer may use technological measures for copy protection. IN SUCH EVENT, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE THE PRODUCT IF YOU DO NOT FULLY COMPLY WITH THE PRODUCT ACTIVATION PROCEDURES.

  • Page 36: This Guide

    Toshiba’s Web site at pcsupport.toshiba.com. While Toshiba has made every effort at the time of publication to ensure the accuracy of the information provided herein, product specifications, configurations, prices, system/ component/options availability are all subject to change without notice.

  • Page 37: Safety Icons

    Safety icons This manual contains safety instructions that must be observed to avoid potential hazards that could result in personal injuries, damage to your equipment, or loss of data. These safety cautions have been classified according to the seriousness of the risk, and icons highlight these instructions as follows: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.

  • Page 38: Other Icons Used, Other Documentation

    Your computer comes with the following documentation: ❖ An electronic version of the user’s guide (this document) ❖ It may also contain guides for other programs that may come with your system. For accessory information, visit Toshiba’s Web site at accessories.toshiba.com.

  • Page 39: Service Options

    To stay current on the most recent software and hardware options for your computer, and for other product information, be sure to regularly check the Toshiba Web site at pcsupport.toshiba.com. If you have a problem or need to contact Toshiba, see “If Something Goes Wrong” on page 205.

  • Page 40: Chapter 1: Getting Started, Selecting A Place To Work, Creating A Computer-friendly Environment

    Chapter 1 Getting Started This chapter provides tips for working comfortably, summarizes how to connect components, and explains what to do the first time you use your notebook computer. Selecting a place to work Your computer is portable and designed to be used in a variety of circumstances and locations.

  • Page 41: Keeping Yourself Comfortable, Precautions

    Extreme heat, cold, or humidity. ❖ Liquids and corrosive chemicals. Keeping yourself comfortable The Toshiba Instruction Manual for Safety and Comfort, that shipped with your computer, contains helpful information for setting up your work environment and tips for working comfortably throughout the day.

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    Getting Started Selecting a place to work Never allow any liquids to spill into any part of your computer, and never expose the computer to rain, water, seawater or moisture. Exposure to liquid or moisture can cause electric shock or fire, resulting in damage or serious injury. If any of these eventualities should accidentally occur, immediately: 1.

  • Page 43: Important Information On Your Computer's Cooling Fan

    ❖ Keep the computer and disks away from objects that generate strong magnetic fields, such as large stereo speakers. Information on disks is stored magnetically. Placing a magnet too close to a disk can erase important files. Handle discs carefully. Avoid touching the surface of the disc. Grasp it by its center hole and edge.

  • Page 44: Setting Up Your Computer

    Getting Started Setting up your computer Always make sure your PC and AC adaptor have adequate ventilation and are protected from overheating when the power is turned on or when an AC adaptor is connected to a power outlet (even if your PC is in Standby mode). In this condition, observe the following: ❖...

  • Page 45: Setting Up Your Software

    To register your computer online or to sign up for an Internet account, you must either establish a Local Area Network (LAN) connection, or connect the built-in modem to a telephone line (see line” on page Setting up your software When you turn on the computer for the first time, do not turn off the power again until the operating system has loaded completely.

  • Page 46: Registering Your Computer With Toshiba

    Registering your computer with Toshiba Product registration is strongly recommended, and allows Toshiba to send you periodic updates, announcements, and special offers applicable to your product. Product registration can be completed during the initial start up process of your computer.

  • Page 47: Adding Optional External Devices, Connecting To A Power Source

    Adding optional external devices Before adding external devices or memory, Toshiba NOTE recommends setting up your software. See software” on page After starting your computer for the first time you may want ❖ Add more memory (see page ❖ Connect a mouse (see ❖...

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    PC and the TOSHIBA Battery Charger (that may have been provided with your PC), or use the AC adaptors and battery chargers specified by TOSHIBA to avoid any risk of fire or other damage to the PC. Use of an incompatible AC adaptor or battery charger could cause fire or damage to the PC, possibly resulting in serious injury.

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    To connect AC power to the computer: Connect the power cord/cable to the AC adaptor. (Sample Illustration) Connecting the power cord/cable to the AC adaptor Handling the cord on this product will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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    Getting Started Connecting to a power source Connect the power cord/cable to a live electrical outlet. The AC power light on the indicator panel glows green. Never attempt to connect or disconnect a power plug with wet hands. Failure to follow this instruction could result in an electric shock, possibly resulting in serious injury.

  • Page 51: Charging The Main Battery

    Charging the main battery Your computer came with its battery already installed. Before using the battery to power the computer, you must charge the battery. To charge the battery, leave the computer plugged into an AC power source for at least three hours with the computer turned off.

  • Page 52: Using The Computer For The First Time, Opening The Display Panel

    Getting Started Using the computer for the first time Using the computer for the first time The computer is now ready for you to turn it on and begin using it. Opening the display panel Slide the display latch to the right. Lift the display panel.

  • Page 53: Your Computer's Features And Specifications, Turning On The Power

    Your computer’s features and specifications Certain notebook chassis are designed to accommodate all possible configurations for an entire product Series. Your select model may not have all the features and specifications corresponding to all of the icons or switches shown on the notebook chassis, unless you have selected all those features.

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    Getting Started Using the computer for the first time Press and hold the power button in until the power button and the on/off light on the system indicator panel glow green—about one second. (Sample Illustration) Turning on the power The preinstalled operating system will load automatically.

  • Page 55: Adding Memory (optional), Installing A Memory Module

    You may want to increase the computer’s memory if you use complex software or process large amounts of data. NOTE Before adding external devices or memory, Toshiba recommends setting up your software. See software” on page Installing a memory module Additional memory modules can be installed in the memory module slots on the base of the computer.

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    Getting Started Adding memory (optional) The computer has two memory slots—Slot A and Slot B. You can install one or two memory modules. Before you install or remove a memory module, turn off the computer using the Start menu. If you install or remove a memory module while the computer is in Standby or Hibernation mode, data will be lost.

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    Using a small Phillips screwdriver, unscrew the screw that secures the memory module slot cover. (Sample Illustration) Unscrewing the memory module slot cover Remove the memory module slot cover. Place the screw and the cover in a safe place so that you can retrieve them later.

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    Getting Started Adding memory (optional) NOTE f no memory slot is available, you must remove a module by performing steps 2-3 of page Pick up the memory module by its sides, avoiding any contact with its connector. Position the module toward the socket, aligning the connector’s notch with the matching key in the socket.

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    Once the module’s connector is fully inserted into the socket, press downward on the top edge of the module to seat the module into the latches at the sides of the socket. These latches should “snap” into place securely with the corresponding cutouts in the side of the module.

  • Page 60: Removing A Memory Module

    Getting Started Adding memory (optional) Replace the memory module slot cover and secure it using the screw. Re-insert the battery. For more information on inserting the battery, see Turn the computer right side up. Reconnect the cables. Restart the computer. TECHNICAL NOTE: You must have at least one memory module installed for the computer to work.

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    Do not try to remove a memory module with the computer turned on. You can damage the computer and the memory module. Do not remove the memory module while the computer is in Standby or Hibernation mode. The computer could hang up the next time you turn it on and data in memory will be lost.

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    Getting Started Adding memory (optional) Re-insert the battery. For more information on inserting the battery, see Turn the computer right side up. Reconnect the cables. Restart the computer. TECHNICAL NOTE: You must have at least one memory module installed for the computer to work. Checking total memory When you add or remove a memory module, you can check that the computer has recognized the change.

  • Page 63: Hard Drive Recovery Utilities

    Hard Drive Recovery Utilities Your computer has been configured with a hard disk partition to allow you to recover your hard disk drive or reinstall selected applications and software features or utilities. It is strongly recommended that you create recovery CDs/ NOTE DVDs before using your system.

  • Page 64: Creating Recovery Cds/dvds

    NOTE blank CDs or DVDs to copy the Hard Drive Recovery Utilities. If your optical disc drive is not writable, contact Toshiba Customer Support to obtain the Recovery media for your system. The Toshiba Global Support Centre in the United States is (800) 457-7777, outside the United States it is (949) 859-4273.

  • Page 65: Recovery Partition, Hard Disk Drive Recovery Using The

    Select the items you want to copy by clicking the check box next to the item’s Name – recovery files, applications (original bundled drivers and applications), or both the recovery files and applications. Click Burn. Insert the first blank CD or DVD into your computer’s CD/DVD writable drive when prompted.

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    Recovering a hard disk drive to its factory default setting deletes all partitions on the hard disk drive and your information will be lost. Be sure to save your work to external media first. On the Toshiba Recovery Wizard screen, select Recovery of Factory Default Software, then click Next.

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    The Recovery Wizard allows you to delete all data and partitions from the hard disk. To delete the data and partitions from your hard disk: On the Toshiba Recovery Wizard screen, select Erase the hard disk, then click Next. Getting Started...

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    Getting Started Hard Drive Recovery Utilities The next screen lists the two methods you can choose: ❖ Delete all data and partitions from the hard disk— This option deletes all of the data on the hard disk without overwriting the HDD. ❖...

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    To recover only your C: drive: On the Toshiba Recovery Wizard Screen, select Recovery of Factory Default Software. Then, click Next. Select Recover without changing the hard drive partitions.

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    Be sure to save your work to external media first. To resize and recover your C: drive: On the Toshiba Recovery Wizard screen, select Recovery of Factory Default Software. Then, click Next. Select Recover to a custom size partition.

  • Page 71: Recovery Media

    When the initial screen displays, press The boot menu appears. Using the arrow keys, select the CD/DVD option and press Enter (Sample Image) Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility screen Hard Drive Recovery Utilities “Creating Recovery CDs/DVDs” on Getting Started...

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    Getting Started Hard Drive Recovery Utilities Recovering the original factory image (recommended recovery method) Recovering a hard disk drive to its factory default setting deletes all partitions on the hard disk drive and your information will be lost. Be sure to save your work to external media first.

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    Select Recover without the hard drive partitions. Click Next. A confirmation message appears, reminding you that all information on the C: drive will be lost during the recovery process. Be sure you have saved your work to external media before proceeding. Click Next to begin the restoration.

  • Page 74: Installing Drivers And Applications

    Highlight the hard disk drive in the Volume list to display its status in the lower portion of the screen. Installing drivers and applications The Toshiba Application Installer allows you to reinstall the drivers and applications that were originally bundled with your computer.

  • Page 75: Using The Touchpad, Scrolling With The Touchpad

    Using the TouchPad The TouchPad front of the keyboard, is sensitive to touch and enables you to move the cursor with the stroke of a finger. Simply move your finger on the TouchPad in the direction you would like to move the cursor: ❖...

  • Page 76: Control Buttons, Disabling Or Enabling The Touchpad

    Getting Started Using the TouchPad™ Control buttons When a step instructs you to click or choose an item, move the cursor to the item, then press and release the primary (left-hand) button. To double-click, press the primary button twice in rapid succession. The primary button usually corresponds to the left mouse button.

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    Click the TouchPAD ON/OFF tab. The TouchPAD ON/OFF tab view window appears. (Sample Image) TouchPAD ON/OFF screen Select Disable or Enable, whichever is appropriate. Click Apply. Click OK. The Mouse Properties window closes. Close the Printers and Other Hardware window. Close the Control Panel window.

  • Page 78: Using External Display Devices, Directing The Display Output When You Turn On The Computer

    Getting Started Using external display devices Using external display devices Your computer comes with a built-in LCD display, but you can also connect an external display device to the available video port. An external monitor or projector can be connected via the RGB (monitor) port.

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    ❖ Built-in display only ❖ Built-in display and external monitor simultaneously ❖ External monitor only ❖ TV and built-in display ❖ TV only* ❖ Primary and CRT* ❖ Dual Mode display* ❖ Swap Image display* *(Available on certain models) Release the key.

  • Page 80: Adjusting The Quality Of The External Display, Using An External Keyboard, Using A Mouse

    Getting Started Using an external keyboard Adjusting the quality of the external display To obtain the best picture quality from your television (or other video display device), you may need to adjust the video settings. See the video device documentation for additional configuration steps.

  • Page 81: Connecting A Printer

    Connecting a printer Your printer documentation may require you to install the NOTE printer software before physically connecting the printer to your computer. If you do not install the software as instructed by the printer manufacturer, the printer may not function correctly.

  • Page 82: Setting Up A Printer

    Getting Started Connecting a printer Setting up a printer Some printers require a specific installation process. Refer to NOTE your printer installation guide for instructions before completing the following procedure. If your printer does not support Plug and Play, follow these steps to set it up for the first time.

  • Page 83: Connecting An Optional External Diskette Drive

    Getting Started Connecting an optional external diskette drive Connecting an optional external diskette drive Some operations, such as creating a password service diskette, require a diskette drive designed for use with 3.5- inch diskettes. (Sample Illustration) Optional external USB diskette drive To connect an optional external USB diskette drive, connect the cable to one of the computer’s USB ports.

  • Page 84: Turning Off The Computer, Options For Turning Off The Computer

    Getting Started Turning off the computer Turning off the computer Pressing the power button before shutting down the Microsoft Windows work. Make sure the system indicator panel’s disk light and the drive-in-use 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.

  • Page 85

    ❖ If you have work in progress and are not connected to a network, use the Windows commands to save your system settings so that, when you turn on the computer again, you will automatically return to where you left off. TECHNICAL NOTE: Before using any of these options to shut down or turn off your computer, save your files and make sure the disk activity lights are off.

  • Page 86

    Getting Started Turning off the computer For information on how to use and configure Hibernation mode see “Using and configuring Hibernation mode” on page Standby mode The Standby command places the computer into a power- saving mode. Standby holds the current state of the computer in system memory (RAM) so that, when you restart the computer, you can continue working from where you left off.

  • Page 87: Commands

    Using the Turn Off Computer or Shut Down commands Depending on the operating system installed, use the following steps to turn off your computer. Turn Off For Windows Professional or Windows domain server, follow these steps to turn off the computer: Click Start, select Turn off computer.

  • Page 88

    Toshiba’s Power Saver utility. Click Start, Control Panel, then click Performance and Maintenance. Click the Toshiba Power Saver icon. Click on the Setup Action tab. (Sample Image) Setup action settings screen Select the options you want from the drop-down lists.

  • Page 89: Using And Configuring Hibernation Mode

    Click OK. For more information about the Power Saver utility, see NOTE “Toshiba Power Saver” on page Once the computer is configured, you can turn it off by either pressing the power button or closing the display panel, depending on the options set.

  • Page 90

    To use any of these methods, you first need to enable them in Toshiba’s Power Saver utility. Click Start, Control Panel, then click Performance and Maintenance. Click the Toshiba Power Saver icon. Click the Setup Action tab. Select Hibernation for the options you want. ❖...

  • Page 91: Using And Configuring Standby Mode

    Standby mode. To use any of these methods, you first need to enable them in Toshiba’s Power Saver utility. Click Start, Control Panel, then click Performance and Maintenance.

  • Page 92

    Getting Started Turning off the computer Click the Toshiba Power Saver icon. Click the Setup Action tab. Select Standby for the options you want. ❖ When I press the power button Set this option to Standby if you want the computer to go into Standby mode when you press the power button.

  • Page 93: Closing The Display Panel, Caring For Your Computer, Cleaning The Computer, Moving The Computer

    Closing the display panel After you have turned off the computer, close the display panel to keep dust and dirt out of the computer. Caring for your computer This section gives tips on cleaning and moving your computer. For information about taking care of your computer’s battery, see page 131.

  • Page 94: Using A Computer Lock

    You may want to secure your computer to a heavy object such as your desk. The easiest way to do this is to purchase an optional computer lock cable. For more information on purchasing a cable lock, visit accessories.toshiba.com. (Sample Illustration) Computer lock cable To secure the computer: Wrap the cable through or around some part of a heavy object.

  • Page 95: Computing Tips, Chapter 2: Learning The Basics

    Chapter 2 Learning the Basics This chapter gives some computing tips and provides important information about basic features. Computing tips ❖ Save your work frequently. Your work stays in the computer’s temporary memory until you save it to the disk. If the network you are using goes down and you must restart your computer to reconnect, or your battery runs out of charge while you are working, you will lose all work since you last saved.

  • Page 96

    Learning the Basics Computing tips ❖ Back up your files to disks (or other removable media) on a regular basis. Label the backup copies clearly and store them in a safe place. It is easy to put off backing up because it takes time. However, if your hard disk suddenly fails, you will lose all the data on it unless you have a separate backup copy.

  • Page 97: Using The Keyboard, Character Keys, Full-size Keyboard

    Using the keyboard Your computer’s keyboard contains character keys, control keys, function keys, and special Windows the functionality of a full-size keyboard. (Sample Illustration) Keyboard Character keys Typing with the character keys is very much like typing on a typewriter, except that: ❖...

  • Page 98: Ctrl, Fn, And Alt Keys, Function Keys

    Learning the Basics Using the keyboard Your computer’s keyboard has only one Most of the time, this does not matter. However, some programs assign separate functions to the right and left keys, or to the regular and numeric pad the full-sized keyboard. Using the these separate keys, as follows: ❖...

  • Page 99: Windows Special Keys, Overlay Keys

    Windows special keys (Sample Illustration) Windows special keys Your computer’s keyboard has two keys that have special functions in Windows: ❖ Windows key—Opens the Start menu ❖ Application key—Has a similar function as the secondary mouse button Overlay keys The keys with gray numbers and symbols on the front of them form the numeric and cursor overlay.

  • Page 100: Using The Overlay To Type Numeric Data, Starting A Program

    Learning the Basics Starting a program Using the overlay to type numeric data The keys with the numbers on their right front are the numeric overlay keys. To turn the numeric overlay on, press simultaneously. The numeric mode light on the keyboard indicator panel glows when the numeric overlay is on.

  • Page 101: Starting A Program From The Start Menu

    The next three sections explain how to start a program from the Start menu, Explorer and the Run dialog box. Starting a program from the Start menu When you install a program, the operating system usually puts an icon in the All Programs menu. To start a program that has an icon in the All Programs menu, follow these steps, which use the Windows Click Start, then point to All Programs.

  • Page 102: Starting A Program From The Run Dialog Box

    Learning the Basics Starting a program Click Windows Explorer. Click My Computer to expand the window. In the left part of the window, click the line that ends in “(C:).” In the left part of the window, under the C: icon, double- click the folder containing the program, in this case Program Files.

  • Page 103: Saving Your Work

    In the Run dialog box: ❖ If you know the program’s location, type the command line. For a program in the Windows folder, type just the program name. Otherwise, type the full file path. For example, to access WordPad, type: then click OK.

  • Page 104

    Learning the Basics Saving your work Saving files On the File menu of your Windows If you are working with a document that already has a file name, this is all you need to do. If you created a new document, your program displays a Save As dialog box.

  • Page 105: Printing Your Work

    You may use all the letters and numbers on the keyboard plus these characters: _ ^ $ ~ ! # % & { } ( ) @ and '. File names are not case-sensitive. Using a file extension Most programs assign an extension to the file name that identifies the file as being created in the program with a particular format.

  • Page 106: Backing Up Your Work

    Learning the Basics Backing up your work Open the File menu of your Windows Print. The program displays a Print dialog box. (Sample Image) Print dialog box Specify the print parameters. For example, the range of pages and number of copies to print. Click Print.

  • Page 107: Restoring Your Work, Using The Optical Drive

    HINT: Backing up all the files on your hard disk may take a considerable amount of time and multiple CDs/DVDs. You may prefer to use a high-capacity backup system, such as an external hard drive. Small files can be backed up on diskettes if an optional external diskette drive is available.

  • Page 108: Optical Drive Components

    Learning the Basics Using the optical drive TECHNICAL NOTE: Your optical drive is set to play region 1 (North America) DVD-ROMs. If you play a DVD disc from another region, the drive will automatically change to play in the format of the other region. The drive will allow you to change regions four times.

  • Page 109: Inserting A Compact Disc

    Do not press the eject button or turn off the computer while the drive in-use indicator light is glowing. Doing so could damage the disc or the drive. When the disc tray is open, be careful not to touch the lens or the area around it.

  • Page 110

    Learning the Basics Using the optical drive Grasp the tray and pull it fully open. (Sample Illustration) Drive tray fully extended Hold the disc by its edges and check that it is free of dust. If the disc is dusty, clean it as described in CD or DVD Discs”...

  • Page 111: Playing An Audio Cd

    If you insert the disc incorrectly, it may jam the drive. If this happens, contact Toshiba support for assistance. Push the disc tray in by pressing gently on the center of the tray until it clicks into place.

  • Page 112: Playing Cds

    Learning the Basics Using the optical drive Stop button Play/pause button (Sample Image) Windows Media Player screen The Windows Media Player control panel works much like an ordinary compact disc player: ❖ To play the CD or to pause, click the Play/pause button. ❖...

  • Page 113: Creating A Cd

    PCs or optical media players. These problems are not due to any defect in your Toshiba PC or optical drive. Please refer to your PC's product specification for listing of specific format compatibilities.

  • Page 114: Removing A Disc With The Computer On, Removing A Disc With The Computer Off

    Learning the Basics Using the optical drive Removing a disc with the computer on To remove a compact disc (CD or DVD) with the computer turned on: Press the eject button on the drive. Do not press the eject button while the in-use indicator light is glowing.

  • Page 115: Caring For Cd Or Dvd Discs, Toshiba's Online Resources

    Let the disc dry completely before inserting it in the drive. Toshiba’s online resources Toshiba maintains a number of online sites to which you can connect. These sites provide information about Toshiba products, give help with technical questions and keep you up to date with future upgrades.

  • Page 116: Toshiba's Energy-saver Design, Running The Computer On Battery Power, Chapter 3: Mobile Computing

    Many of these energy-saving features have been set by Toshiba. We recommend you leave these features active, allowing your computer to operate at its maximum energy efficiency, so that you can use it for longer periods while traveling.

  • Page 117: Battery Notice

    Published battery life numbers are achieved on select models and configurations tested by Toshiba at the time of publication. Recharge time varies depending on usage. Battery may not charge while the computer is consuming full power.

  • Page 118: Power Management, Using Additional Batteries

    Users who are not completely familiar with the power management component of the system should use the preset configuration. For assistance with setup changes, contact Toshiba’s Global Support Centre. Using additional batteries In addition to the main battery, you may also have an optional second battery (not included with your computer).

  • Page 119: Charging Batteries, Charging The Main Battery

    Never leave batteries in the battery charger for more than a week at a time. Doing so may reduce the potential charge of the battery. Always use the battery charger specified by Toshiba. You can order a Toshiba battery charger from Toshiba’s Web site at accessories.toshiba.com.

  • Page 120: Charging The Rtc Battery

    Mobile Computing Charging batteries The battery may not start charging immediately under the following conditions: ❖ The battery is extremely hot or cold. To ensure that the battery charges to its full capacity, wait until it reaches room temperature (50 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit, 10 to 26 degrees Celsius).

  • Page 121: Monitoring Main Battery Power

    If the RTC battery is low, the real-time clock and calendar may display the incorrect time and date, or stop working. To recharge the RTC battery, plug the computer into a live electrical outlet and leave the computer powered on for 24 hours.

  • Page 122

    Mobile Computing Monitoring main battery power If the AC power light flashes amber during charging, either the NOTE battery pack is malfunctioning, or it is not receiving correct input from the AC power supply. Disconnect the AC power cord/cable and remove the battery pack.

  • Page 123: Determining Remaining Battery Power, What To Do When The Main Battery Runs Low

    Click Start, Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance, and then Toshiba Power Saver. Click the Toshiba Power Saver icon. The Power Saver Properties window appears. The remaining battery charge is indicated on the left side of the dialog box.

  • Page 124: Setting Battery Alarms

    To change the default alarm settings: Click Start, Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance, and then Toshiba Power Saver. Click the Setup Action tab. Configure the Alarm settings to suit your needs. “Hibernation mode” on page 85.

  • Page 125: Conserving Battery Power

    Toshiba has combined these options into preset Power Profiles. Using one of these profiles lets you choose between maximum power savings and peak system performance. You may also set individual power-saving options to suit your own needs.

  • Page 126: Power Profiles

    To do this: Click Start, Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance, and then Toshiba Power Saver. The Toshiba Power Saver Properties window appears. (Sample Image) Toshiba Power Saver Properties window Select an appropriate profile for your work environment or create your own custom profile.

  • Page 127: Using A Hot Key To Set The Power Profile

    Optimized. Release the The pop-up window disappears. You are now in the selected mode. For more information on setting the battery Power Profile, “Toshiba Power Saver” on page Monitoring main battery power simultaneously to display the Power key. Mobile Computing...

  • Page 128: Changing The Main Battery, Removing The Battery From The Computer

    Mobile Computing Changing the main battery Changing the main battery Never short circuit the battery pack by either accidentally or intentionally bringing the battery terminals in contact with another conductive object. This could cause serious injury or fire, and could also damage the battery pack and computer. ❖...

  • Page 129

    Slide the battery release lock to the unlocked position. (Sample Illustration) Unlocking the battery release lock Slide the battery release latch to release the battery. Pull the discharged battery out of the computer. (Sample Illustration) Removing the battery Mobile Computing Changing the main battery...

  • Page 130: Inserting A Charged Battery

    Mobile Computing Changing the main battery If the battery is leaking or its case is cracked, put on protective gloves to handle it, and discard it immediately. Always dispose of used battery packs in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Put insulating tape, such as cellophane tape, on the electrode during transportation to avoid a possible short circuit, fire or electric shock.

  • Page 131: Taking Care Of Your Battery, Safety Precautions

    If a battery is leaking or damaged, replace it immediately. Use protective gloves when handling a damaged battery. ❖ To replace the main battery, use an identical battery that you can purchase through the Toshiba Web site at accessories.toshiba.com. Mobile Computing Taking care of your battery...

  • Page 132: Maximizing Battery Life

    Mobile Computing Taking care of your battery ❖ A reverse polarity condition should be avoided with all batteries. The main battery is designed so that it cannot be installed in reverse polarity. ❖ Charge the battery only in the computer or in a battery charger designated as an approved option.

  • Page 133: Disposing Of Used Batteries

    ❖ If you have extra battery packs, rotate their use. ❖ If you will not be using the system for an extended period, more than one month, remove the battery pack. ❖ Disconnect the AC adaptor when the battery is fully charged.

  • Page 134: Traveling Tips

    ❖ Always travel with the computer in a carrying case. Toshiba offers a choice of carrying cases for the computer. They all provide plenty of extra space for manuals, power cords, and compact discs. Contact your authorized Toshiba representative for more information or visit Toshiba’s Web site at accessories.toshiba.com.

  • Page 135: Exploring The Desktop, Chapter 4: Exploring Your Computer's Features

    Chapter 4 Exploring Your Computer’s Features In this chapter, you will explore some of the special features of your notebook computer. Exploring the desktop The desktop is the launching pad for everything you can do in the Windows programs, find documents, set up system components, and perform most other computing tasks.

  • Page 136: Finding Your Way Around The Desktop

    Exploring Your Computer’s Features Exploring the desktop Finding your way around the desktop Your computer’s desktop includes several standard features: icons, Start button, taskbar, System tray, and background pattern. Icons Start button (Sample Image) Windows Icons An icon represents a folder, file, or program that can be quickly activated by double-clicking the icon.

  • Page 137

    The icons initially displayed on your system desktop include: Recycle Bin — Holds files you have deleted. You may be able to retrieve these files until you empty the Recycle Bin. TECHNICAL NOTE: If you delete a file from a diskette, it does not go into the Recycle Bin.

  • Page 138: Setting Up For Communications

    Exploring Your Computer’s Features Setting up for communications Taskbar Each time you open a program, a button associated with that program appears on the taskbar. With some programs, a button appears on the taskbar for each document or window you open. You can use these buttons to quickly switch between the programs or windows.

  • Page 139

    Exploring Your Computer’s Features Determining the COM port Your modem is connected to one of the computer’s COM (communications) ports. The default setting for the modem is COM3. The following procedure is intended to support you if you need to either upgrade your modem or reset the port to the default settings.

  • Page 140: Connecting The Modem To A Telephone Line

    Send a fax directly from your computer. For more detailed information regarding your computer’s modem, visit Toshiba’s Web site at accessories.toshiba.com. Before you can communicate using the modem, you need to connect it to a telephone line. Your computer’s built-in modem port provides an RJ-11 jack, allowing you to connect the modem to a standard voice-grade telephone line.

  • Page 141: Connecting Your Computer To A Network

    Connect the other end to the RJ-11 wall jack. (Sample Illustration) Connecting to a wall jack Connect the built-in modem only to ordinary analog phone NOTE lines. Never connect the built-in modem to a digital line (ISDN). Never connect the built-in modem to the digital connector on a public telephone or to a digital private branch exchange (PBX).

  • Page 142

    Exploring Your Computer’s Features Setting up for communications Accessing a network To access a network: ❖ At the office, connect an Ethernet cable to the RJ45 jack on your computer. For specific information about connecting to the network, consult your network administrator.

  • Page 143

    Click the System icon, then click the Hardware tab, and then click the Device Manager button. Select the appropriate network adapter. Click Actions. Select the Properties icon. Select the Do not use this device (disable) option from the Device usage drop-down. Click OK.

  • Page 144: An Overview Of Using The Internet, The Internet

    Exploring Your Computer’s Features An overview of using the Internet To use your wireless communication, slide the wireless on/off switch to the On position. When the Wi-Fi antenna switch is on, the wireless indicator NOTE light For help with common Wi-Fi “Wireless networking problems”...

  • Page 145: The World Wide Web, Internet Service Providers, Connecting To The Internet

    The World Wide Web The World Wide Web (or “Web”) is a subset of the Internet — a collection of interlinked documents (located on computers connected to the Internet) that work together using a specific Internet protocol called Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP).

  • Page 146: Surfing The Internet, Internet Features

    Exploring Your Computer’s Features An overview of using the Internet Once you have established an ISP account, you can connect to the Internet. Connect your computer’s modem to a telephone line. For more information on connecting a modem, see “Connecting the modem to a telephone line” on page Start your Web browser.

  • Page 147: Uploading To, And Downloading Files From The Internet, Exploring Audio Features

    If you have an account with an ISP, you can probably set up an email address at the same time you sign up for the service. ❖ Internet chat rooms A chat room is a Web site that offers a place where people with similar interests and ideas communicate in real-time, one-on-one or in groups, by typing messages which are instantly viewed by others on their computer...

  • Page 148: Recording Sounds

    Exploring Your Computer’s Features Exploring audio features Recording sounds You may record sounds as .wav files by connecting an external microphone or other sound source to the microphone jack. TECHNICAL NOTE: If you record MP3 files, you will only be able to play them on a device capable of playing MP3 files.

  • Page 149: Using External Speakers Or Headphones

    The Sound Recorder window displays the new sound file as a waveform. You can only record 60 seconds at a time. NOTE To hear what you just recorded, click the Play button. To save the file, select Save from the File menu. The microphone on your computer might be set to Mute.

  • Page 150: Using Pc Cards

    Exploring Your Computer’s Features Using PC Cards To play back sound files through external speakers or headphones: Locate the headphone jack on the computer. Using any necessary adapters, plug the cable from the headphones or external speakers into the headphone jack. The headphone jack requires a 16-ohm stereo mini-jack.

  • Page 151: Inserting A Pc Card, Removing A Pc Card

    Inserting a PC Card Before you insert a PC Card, refer to the documentation that comes with the card to see if you need to do anything before you insert it. To insert a PC Card: Locate the PC Card slot on the left side of the computer. Insert the PC Card.

  • Page 152: Setting Up A Pc Card For Your Computer, Using The Sd Slot, Inserting Memory Media

    Exploring Your Computer’s Features Using the SD Slot Grasp the edges of the PC Card and slide it out of the slot. (Sample Illustration) Removing a PC Card Setting up a PC Card for your computer Some PC Cards are ready to use as soon as you install them. Others, such as hard disk cards, network cards, and SCSI adapters, may need to be set up to work with your computer.

  • Page 153: Removing Memory Media

    Push the media into the adapter until it locks in place. (Sample Illustration) Inserting memory media When inserting memory media, do not touch the metal contacts. You could expose the storage area to static electricity, which can destroy data. Removing memory media Prepare the media for removal by right-clicking on the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the system tray and then selecting the card or device you want to remove.

  • Page 154: Using The I.link ® Port

    Exploring Your Computer’s Features Using the i.LINK® port Grasp the card and pull it straight out. (Sample Illustration) Removing memory media Do not remove memory media while data is being written or read. Even when the Windows message “copying...” disappears, writing to the media might still be in progress and your data could be destroyed.

  • Page 155: Using An Expansion Device, Using An Optional Advanced Port Replicator Iii Plus With Your Computer

    ( ) on both your computer and the APR III Plus. To properly connect the APR III Plus to your computer, see the Advanced Port Replicator III Plus User’s Guide or visit pcsupport.toshiba.com. Exploring Your Computer’s Features Using an expansion device...

  • Page 156: Chapter 5: Toshiba Utilities

    ❖ PC Diagnostic Tool Utility ❖ HDD Protection Utility ❖ Fn-esse ❖ Toshiba Hotkey Utility ❖ Toshiba SD™ Memory Card Format Utility ❖ Toshiba SD™ Memory Boot Utility ❖ Toshiba Power Saver ❖ Mouse Utility ❖ Toshiba Hardware Setup ®...

  • Page 157: Toshiba Assist

    Toshiba Assist The Toshiba Assist provides quick access to computer functions and allows you to customize a range of computer settings. To access Toshiba Assist, do one of the following: ❖ Double-click the Toshiba Assist shortcut icon on the desktop.

  • Page 158: Connect

    Toshiba Utilities Toshiba Assist The Toshiba Assist offers four categories of options: ❖ Connect ❖ Secure ❖ Protect & Fix ❖ Optimize Connect The features available in this category are: ❖ ConfigFree™ ❖ Start Bluetooth ❖ Bluetooth Settings ❖ Bluetooth Local COM Settings (Sample Image) Toshiba Assist –...

  • Page 159: Secure

    Secure The features available in this category are: ❖ User password ❖ Supervisor password (Sample Image) Toshiba Assist window – Secure tab Toshiba Utilities Toshiba Assist...

  • Page 160: Protect & Fix

    Toshiba Utilities Toshiba Assist Protect & Fix The features available in this category are: ❖ PC Diagnostic Tool Utility ❖ HDD Protection Utility (Sample Image) Toshiba Assist window – Protect & Fix tab...

  • Page 161: Optimize

    Mouse Utility ❖ Toshiba Hardware Setup ❖ Toshiba Mobile Extension ❖ Toshiba Zooming Utility ❖ Toshiba Button Controls ❖ CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer ❖ Toshiba Accessibility (Sample Image) Toshiba Assist window – Optimize tab Toshiba Utilities Toshiba Assist ® Fn-esse...

  • Page 162: Toshiba Application Installer

    Toshiba Utilities Toshiba Application Installer Toshiba Application Installer The Toshiba Application Installer allows you to reinstall the drivers and applications that were originally bundled with your computer. To reinstall drivers and applications: Double-click the Toshiba Application Installer icon on the Windows Click Next.

  • Page 163: Setting Passwords

    When you set a password, you must enter the password before you can work on your computer again. Toshiba supports several types of passwords on your computer: ❖ An instant password — Secures your open programs and files when leaving the computer temporarily.

  • Page 164: Using An Instant Password, Setting A User Password

    Setting a user password To register a password for the power-on password functions: Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Utilities, then click Toshiba Assist. The Toshiba Assist window appears. On the left side, select Secure.

  • Page 165: Disabling A User Password, Using A Supervisor Or User Password, Setting A Supervisor Password

    A supervisor password prevents other users from changing hardware configuration options. Setting a supervisor password If you choose to set a supervisor or user password, Toshiba strongly recommends that you save your password in a location where you can later access it should you not remember it.

  • Page 166: Deleting A Supervisor Password

    Click OK to exit. Deleting a supervisor password To cancel the power-on password function: To cancel the power-on password function: Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Utilities, then click Toshiba Assist. The Toshiba Assist window appears. On the left side, select Secure.

  • Page 167: Toshiba Password Utility

    Click Delete. Follow the on-screen instructions to remove the supervisor password. Toshiba Password Utility The Toshiba Password Utility allows you to set a user-level password in Toshiba Assist or in System Setup. To use the Toshiba Password utility: Start Toshiba Click the Secure tab, then click the User Password icon.

  • Page 168: Pc Diagnostic Tool Utility

    Click OK to exit. If you choose to set a supervisor or user password, Toshiba strongly recommends that you save your password in a location where you can later access it should you not remember it.

  • Page 169

    Click the + (plus) and - (minus) symbols to expand and NOTE collapse the categories. Click Start Diagnostics when you are ready to begin the tests. Toshiba Utilities PC Diagnostic Tool Utility...

  • Page 170: Hdd Protection Utility

    AC power and battery power operation. To use the HDD Protection utility: Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Utilities, then HDD Protection, or click the HDD Protection icon in the Protect & Fix tab of The HDD Protection Properties window appears.

  • Page 171: Fn-esse, Starting Fn-esse

    You can assign any key that is not associated with a hot key or a keyboard overlay. ® Starting Fn-esse Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Utilities, Fn-esse, or click the Hotkey Assignment icon in the Optimize tab of Toshiba Assist.

  • Page 172: Using Drag-and-drop To Assign A Key

    Toshiba Utilities Fn-esse The keys are color-coded as follows: ❖ Available keys are dark gray with white letters. ❖ Assigned keys and keys associated with a popup list are shown on the Fn-esse keyboard in the selected color. ❖ Unavailable keys are light gray.

  • Page 173: Using The Keyboard Or Pointing Device To Assign A Key

    Enter the Description, Command Line, and Working Directory for the new Fn-esse key assignment, or click the Browse button to specify this information. “Making a direct key assignment” “Making a popup assignment” on page Toshiba Utilities ® Fn-esse key, then 174.

  • Page 174: Viewing Existing Key Assignments

    Toshiba Utilities Fn-esse Click OK. Making a popup assignment Select Popup to display the Application Explorer dialog box. Select the desired folder. The left side of the Application Explorer window displays the folders in the All Programs menu. The right side lists the programs and documents in the folder.

  • Page 175: Changing Or Removing Existing Key Assignments, Toshiba Hotkey Utility

    ❖ To remove the key assignment, click Clear. Toshiba Hotkey Utility The Toshiba Hotkey utility allows you to receive a confirmation message when you use the Hotkey combination for Standby [ To activate the Hotkey utility: Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Utilities, Hotkey utility.

  • Page 176: Toshiba Sd™ Memory Card Format Utility

    This utility is used to format SD cards. To format an SD memory card using this utility: Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Utilities, SD Memory Card Format utility, or click the SD Memory Card icon in the Optimize tab of The SD Memory Card Format screen appears.

  • Page 177: Toshiba Sd™ Memory Boot Utility

    Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Utilities, SD Memory Card, or click the SD Memory Card icon in the Optimize tab of The Toshiba SD Memory Boot Utility screen appears. (Sample Image) Toshiba SD Memory Boot Utility screen Toshiba SD™ Memory Boot Utility Memory Boot Utility ™...

  • Page 178: Booting From A Bootable Sd Card

    Toshiba Utilities Toshiba SD™ Memory Boot Utility Select the drive where the SD card is located. Select Read from a floppy disk. Click Start. To create a bootable SD card with the Read from an image NOTE file option, you need a third-party application.

  • Page 179: Toshiba Power Saver

    The Toshiba Power Saver Properties window appears. (Sample Image) Toshiba Power Saver Properties window The Profile panel on the left of the Toshiba Power Saver Properties window shows the power profiles used to control power usage for both AC power and battery power, as well as the estimated battery life for each power profile mode.

  • Page 180: Preset Power Profiles, Quickly Creating A New Power Profile

    Toshiba Utilities Toshiba Power Saver Preset Power Profiles The preset power profiles are: ❖ Full Power ❖ AC Optimized (Available on certain models) ❖ High Power ❖ Normal ❖ DVD Playback ❖ Presentation ❖ Long Life These profiles cannot be deleted. It is not recommended to change the settings of these profiles.

  • Page 181: Customizing A Power Profile, Mouse Utility

    Click Start, Control Panel, Mouse, or click the Mouse icon in the Optimize tab of The Mouse Properties screen appears. (Sample Image) Mouse Properties screen The settings you can change are divided into these categories: ❖ Buttons ❖ Pointers Toshiba Utilities Mouse Utility Toshiba Assist.

  • Page 182: Toshiba Hardware Setup

    Windows system. To access it: ❖ Click Start, All Programs, Toshiba, Utilities, Assist, or click the Toshiba Hardware Setup icon in the Optimize tab of Toshiba The Toshiba Hardware Setup screen appears. (Sample Image) Toshiba Hardware Setup screen – General tab options “Using the TouchPad™”...

  • Page 183

    The Toshiba Hardware Setup screen has the following tabs: ❖ General—Allows you to view the current BIOS version or change certain settings back to their default values ❖ Device Config—Shows the Device configuration options ❖ Display—Allows you to change various default settings...

  • Page 184

    Toshiba Utilities Toshiba Hardware Setup ❖ Boot Priority—Allows you to change the sequence in which your computer searches the drives for the operating system You can also manually choose the Boot Priority by pressing the power button, then quickly pressing the F12 key, or the right or left arrow keys.

  • Page 185: Toshiba Mobile Extension

    Toshiba Mobile Extension To adjust the settings for docking or using the Slim SelectBay or the Advanced Port Replicator, use the Toshiba Mobile Extension utility. To use the Toshiba Mobile Extension utility: Click Start, Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance, then Toshiba Mobile Extension.

  • Page 186: Toshiba Zooming Utility

    Toshiba Utilities Toshiba Zooming Utility Under the Display Change Service tab, you can set the default display configuration you wish to use when docking the system to the optional Advanced Port Replicator III Plus. (Sample Image) Display Change Service tab options For more information about expansion devices, see expansion device”...

  • Page 187

    The zoom in and zoom out hot keys will now work with the applications you selected. To zoom in, hold down the hold down the key and press For more information about how to use the Toshiba Zooming utility, right click the Help. Toshiba Utilities Toshiba Zooming Utility Toshiba Assist.

  • Page 188: Toshiba Button Controls

    Toshiba Utilities Toshiba Button Controls Toshiba Button Controls The Toshiba Button Controls allow you to customize the Toshiba Assist and Toshiba Presentation buttons. Those buttons are located to the left of the keyboard. To access Toshiba Button Controls: Click the Toshiba Button Control icon in the Optimize...

  • Page 189: Cd/dvd Drive Acoustic Silencer

    Click Set Quiet Mode to make the drive run more slowly and quietly, for listening to music or audio files on a CD. Click Set Normal Mode to run the drive at normal speed, for transferring data. Toshiba Utilities CD/DVD Drive Acoustic Silencer Assist.

  • Page 190: Toshiba Accessibility

    Toshiba Utilities Toshiba Accessibility Toshiba Accessibility The Toshiba Accessibility utility allows you to use the to create a hot key combination with one of the function keys without pressing the two keys simultaneously as is usually required. Using Accessibility lets you make the sticky key, meaning you can press it once, release it, and then press a function key to activate the hot key function.

  • Page 191: Trusted Platform Module (tpm)

    Trusted Platform Module (TPM) This section only applies to systems with TPM. NOTE Your Toshiba computer includes the TPM (Trusted Platform Module) which is a security encryption device for your system’s hard disk drive. TPM is already included on your system, but needs to be installed and enabled using the following procedures.

  • Page 192: Fingerprint Authentication Utility, Fingerprint Utility Limitations, Fingerprint Enrollment

    Toshiba does not guarantee that the fingerprint utility will accurately screen out unauthorized users at all times. Toshiba is not liable for any failure or damage that might arise out of the use of the fingerprint software or utility.

  • Page 193

    ❖ Error reading fingerprint—the finger was too far to the left or right. Center your finger and swipe it again. ❖ Error reading fingerprint—the movement was skewed. Swipe your finger again in a straight line. Toshiba Utilities Fingerprint Authentication Utility...

  • Page 194: Fingerprint Logon, Power-on Security

    Toshiba Utilities Fingerprint Authentication Utility ❖ Error reading fingerprint—the movement was too fast. Swipe your finger again at a slower speed. ❖ Error reading fingerprint—the movement was too short. Swipe your finger again using a longer motion. Fingerprint Logon The fingerprint utility enables logon to your computer using fingerprints.

  • Page 195

    Open the Control Center and go to Settings - System Settings. Select Logon. Check the Allow power-on security single sign-on check box. (Logon support must be enabled for this option to be accessible.) Toshiba Utilities Fingerprint Authentication Utility ® logon password.

  • Page 196: Control Center

    Toshiba Utilities Fingerprint Authentication Utility Fingerprint Management Fingerprints are stored in memory during enrollment. After a fingerprint is enrolled, it is displayed with a power-on button above it. The button appears “pressed in” by default, indicating that the corresponding finger will be used for power-on security.

  • Page 197

    ❖ Help icon—Displays this help. The help files in other languages (depending on your installation) are located in the mui subfolder of your installation folder. ❖ About icon—Displays version information. Toshiba Utilities...

  • Page 198: Password Bank

    Toshiba Utilities Fingerprint Authentication Utility Password Bank The Password Bank stores registration and logon information for Web sites and dialogs, helping to automate the task of entering this information. You enter the required information only once, during Web site or dialog registration. When the window is displayed again, all the data is entered automatically when you scan your fingerprint on the sensor.

  • Page 199

    If you directly access a registered page from your browser without using the Biomenu’s Registered Sites option, Password Bank displays a hint that the page is registered and can be replayed. These hints can be turned off in the Password bank tab of the User Settings dialog. Toshiba Utilities...

  • Page 200

    Toshiba Utilities Fingerprint Authentication Utility Replaying registrations with multiple forms Password Bank registers forms, not pages. If a page contains several forms, each form requires a separate registration. If a page contains several forms, replaying works as follows: ❖ If only one form is registered for the page (regardless of how many forms the page has), that registration is replayed.

  • Page 201

    Select a registration. Click Delete. How to Delete the Fingerprint Data Fingerprint data is stored in the non-volatile memory. If the computer changes ownership, Toshiba recommends the following procedure: Click Start, All Programs, Protector Suite QL then click Control Center.

  • Page 202: Sensor

    Toshiba Utilities Fingerprint Authentication Utility If other fingerprint data is still displayed on the list, hold down the are all selected, then click Remove. Click OK to make the changes permanent. Check that all Fingerprint data was deleted on the Fingerprint Storage Inspector screen.

  • Page 203

    The fingerprint for each finger is different and unique. Please ensure that only the registered or enrolled fingerprint or fingerprints are used for identification. ❖ Check sliding position (see illustration below). (Sample Illustration) Aligning the finger on the sensor Toshiba Utilities...

  • Page 204: Fingerprint Sensor Limitations

    Toshiba does not guarantee that the fingerprint sensor will recognize the enrolled user or accurately screen out unauthorized users at all times. Toshiba is not liable for any failure or damage that might arise out of the use of this fingerprint recognition software or utility.

  • Page 205: Problems That Are Easy To Fix, Chapter 6: If Something Goes Wrong

    This chapter aims to help you solve many problems by yourself. It covers the problems you are most likely to encounter. If all else fails, contact Toshiba. You will find information on Toshiba’s support services at the end of this chapter. Problems that are easy to fix Your program stops responding.

  • Page 206

    If Something Goes Wrong Problems that are easy to fix Click the Applications tab. If a program has stopped responding, the words “not responding” appear beside its name in the list. Select the program you want to close, then click End Task.

  • Page 207: Problems When You Turn On The Computer

    To record the details: Click the Details button and select the text the operating system displays. The Details button displays information that the software manufacturer needs to help you solve your problem. Press Ctrl clipboard. Open Notepad (click Start, All Programs, Accessories and then click Notepad).

  • Page 208

    If Something Goes Wrong Problems when you turn on the computer The computer starts but when you press a key nothing happens. Verify that the active program accepts text input. Try clicking your mouse on an area where you can type text and try typing again.

  • Page 209: The Windows ® Operating System Is Not Working

    The Windows® operating system is not working If you are running on battery power, it is recommended that you do not leave the computer in Standby mode for long periods of time. To charge the battery, leave the computer plugged into a live wall outlet for several hours.

  • Page 210: Using Startup Options To Fix Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong The Windows® operating system is not working Using Startup options to fix problems If the operating system fails to start properly, you may have to change your system’s configuration or verify the startup procedure to fix the problem. To do this, use the options in the Startup menu.

  • Page 211: Internet Problems

    The Windows® operating system is not working Internet problems My Internet connection is very slow. Many factors contribute to the speed with which you can surf the Internet. They include: modem speed, telephone line conditions, time of day (when everyone else is surfing, your access can be slow) and popularity of the sites you are trying to access.

  • Page 212: Resolving A Hardware Conflict, A Plan Of Action

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict You can connect to Support Online by clicking Support from the menu or by going to pcsupport.toshiba.com. Resolving a hardware conflict If you receive an error message telling you there is a device driver conflict or a general hardware problem, try using ®...

  • Page 213: Resolving Hardware Conflicts On Your Own

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Resolving hardware conflicts on your own Computer components need resources to accomplish a task. A device, such as a disk drive or a modem, needs a channel to the computer’s Central Processing Unit (CPU). It also needs a direct channel to the computer’s memory to store information as it works.

  • Page 214: Fixing A Problem With Device Manager

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict If you install an older (legacy) device that the operating system cannot recognize, the operating system may have difficulty assigning resources to it. As a result, a hardware conflict can occur. Resolving conflicts There are several things you can do to resolve hardware conflicts: ❖...

  • Page 215

    Disabling a device Click Start, Control Panel, then click Performance and Maintenance. Click the Administrative Tools icon. Double-click Computer Management, then click Device Manager. Select the specific device from the device category. To expand a device category, double-click the category. In the toolbar, look to the far right for an icon of a monitor with a strike mark through a circle on the front.

  • Page 216: Memory Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict To view the properties, double-click the device. The operating system displays the Device Properties dialog box, which provides an array of tabs. They may include: ❖ The General tab, which provides basic information about the device.

  • Page 217: Power And The Batteries

    Reinstall the memory module, following the instructions “Installing a memory module” on page sure the module is seated properly. Check for the error again. If the error recurs, remove the memory module entirely and check for the error again. If removing the memory module eliminates the error, the memory module may be faulty.

  • Page 218

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict The AC adaptor and power cord/cable work correctly, but the battery will not charge. The battery does not charge while the computer is consuming full power. Try turning off the computer. The battery may not be inserted correctly in the computer. Turn off the computer, remove the battery, clean the contacts with a soft dry cloth (if necessary) and replace the battery.

  • Page 219: Keyboard Problems

    This is normal for all batteries. To purchase a new battery pack, see your accessories information that shipped with your computer, or visit the Toshiba Web site at accessories.toshiba.com. current on the most recent software and hardware options for your computer, and for other product information.

  • Page 220: Display Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Nothing happens when you press the keys on the external keyboard. You may have plugged the external keyboard in while the computer was turned on. Click Start, Shut Down or Turn off computer, and Restart the computer using the TouchPad on the internal keyboard.

  • Page 221

    ❖ Try adjusting the contrast and brightness controls on the external monitor. ❖ Press priority is not set for the built-in screen. The screen does not look right. You can change the display settings by clicking a blank area of the desktop with the secondary control button, then clicking Properties.

  • Page 222: Disk Drive Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Adjust the screen resolution and/or color quality. Click OK. The display mode is set to Simultaneous and the external display device does not work. Make sure the external monitor is capable of displaying at resolutions of 800 x 600 or higher.

  • Page 223

    Error-checking Run Error-checking, which analyzes the directories, files and File Allocation Table (FAT) on the disk and repairs any damage it finds. To run Error-checking: Click Start, then click My Computer. Right-click the drive you want to check. On the pop-up menu, click Properties. The drive’s Properties box appears.

  • Page 224

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Your data files are damaged or corrupted. Refer to your software documentation for file recovery procedures. Many software packages automatically create backup files. You may also be able to recover lost data using utility software.

  • Page 225: Optical Drive Problems

    Optical drive problems You cannot access a disc in the drive. If the optical drive is an external drive, make sure that the drive’s cable is properly connected to the computer. Make sure the tray which holds the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM is closed properly.

  • Page 226: Sound System Problems, Pc Card Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Some discs run correctly but others do not. Check the type of disc you are using. The optical drive supports the Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) formats DVD- ROM, DVD-R (read-only), plus CD-ROM, CD-R (read- only), and CD-RW (read-only).

  • Page 227

    Most PC Card problems occur during installation and setup of new cards. If you are having trouble getting one or more of these devices to work together, several sections in this chapter may apply. Resource conflicts can cause problems when using PC Cards. “Resolving a hardware conflict”...

  • Page 228

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Resolving PC Card problems Here are some common problems and their solutions: The slot appears to be dead. PC Cards that used to work no longer work. Check the PC Card status: Click Start.

  • Page 229

    Hot swapping (removing one PC Card and inserting another without turning the computer off) fails. Follow this procedure before you remove a PC Card: Double-click the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the System tray. Select the item you wish to remove. Click Stop.

  • Page 230: Printer Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Printer problems This section lists some of the most common printer problems: The printer will not print. Check that the printer is connected to a working power outlet, turned on and ready (on line). Check that the printer has plenty of paper.

  • Page 231: Modem Problems

    The other system may be busy or off line. Try making a test transmission to someone else. For more information regarding your system's V.92 modem, visit the Toshiba Web site at pcsupport.toshiba.com. If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict...

  • Page 232: Wireless Networking Problems

    To determine if your computer has an internal Wi-Fi adapter, NOTE check the device list in Device Manager (part of the Windows Control Panel). Some Toshiba models may have a Wi-Fi antenna switch even though they do not have an internal Wi-Fi adapter.

  • Page 233

    ❖ Check Control Panel's Device Manager to verify that the Wi-Fi adapter is recognized by Windows driver is loaded. Carefully note any error messages— these will be very helpful if you should confer with a support technician at a later time. ❖...

  • Page 234

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict ❖ Use the PING command to verify a connection to the gateway at 192.168.1.1 (a default gateway for most wireless routers). ❖ Click Start, then click Run... ❖ Enter Cmd and press Enter. ❖...

  • Page 235: Dvd Operating Problems

    ❖ Windows XP will now try to establish a wireless connection. The Windows XP wireless management facility does not work. If you are using an external Wi-Fi adapter (a PC Card, USB adapter, or other variety), check if the adapter comes with its own management utility.

  • Page 236

    “Checking device properties” on page 215 instructions on using Device Manager to view the optical drive properties. Check the Toshiba Web site for new information on optical drives and their operation. A blank screen appears while watching a DVD-ROM movie or title.

  • Page 237

    Click the Settings tab. Next to the words Desktop Area, move the slider to a lower setting, such as 800 x 600 or 640 x 480. Click OK. DVD titles, games, or applications appear distorted. Having Stretch enabled when your video resolution is set to 640 x 480 or 800 x 600 can cause distortion.

  • Page 238: Develop Good Computing Habits

    If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits Click and hold the up arrow by the list or move the slide to the top. Click None. Click OK. Develop good computing habits Save your work frequently. You can never predict when your computer will lock, forcing you to close a program and lose unsaved changes.

  • Page 239: Windows Xp

    If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits Read the user’s guides. It is very difficult to provide a fail-safe set of steps you can follow every time you experience a problem with the computer. Your ability to solve problems will improve as you learn about how the computer and its software work together.

  • Page 240

    If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits Click Help and Support. Under Pick a Task, click Undo changes to your computer with System Restore. Click Create a restore point, and then click Next. In the Restore point description field, enter a name that is descriptive enough to be easily understood in the future, such as “Before installing Brand X Accounting app.”...

  • Page 241

    CDs, a relatively high-capacity storage media. No additional software is required. Most of the CD and DVD drives built into recent Toshiba portable computer models can write to (or ‘burn’) as well as read from CDs.

  • Page 242

    If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits Drag and drop folders or individual files from this window into the CD window. If the files do not immediately appear in the CD window, press F5 (or click View, Refresh) to prompt Windows to display them. NOTE Documents and other data files that you create as you work are typically stored in the My Documents folder.

  • Page 243

    Favorites (bookmarks) for Internet Explorer and other Web browsers Follow these steps to back up your Favorites for Internet Explorer (ver 5.0 or newer): In Internet Explorer, click File, Import and Export. The Import/Export Wizard will appear. Click Next. Click Export Favorites, Next. (To restore the Favorites to the hard disk drive later you would select Import Favorites from this list.) A list of your Favorites folders will appear, with the top-...

  • Page 244

    If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits General tips for installing hardware and software Here are a few tips to help insure safe and easy installation of new hardware (printers, pointing devices, external hard drives, DVD writers, scanners, etc.) and software (applications like Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop, or utility software such as special toolbars for your web browser).

  • Page 245: If You Need Further Assistance, Before You Contact Toshiba

    Since some problems may be related to the operating system or the program you are using, it is important to investigate other sources of assistance first. Try the following before you contact Toshiba: ❖ Review the troubleshooting information in your operating system documentation.

  • Page 246: Contacting Toshiba

    Go to the Tech Support Center, select your particular model from the list and go to the Detailed Specifications for that model. For the number of a Toshiba dealer near you in the United States, call: (800) 457-7777. Contacting Toshiba...

  • Page 247: Other Toshiba Internet Web Sites

    Information about what you were doing when the problem occurred ❖ Exact error messages and when they occurred For technical support, call the Toshiba Global Support Centre: Within the United States at (800) 457-7777 Outside the United States at (949) 859-4273 Other Toshiba Internet Web sites toshiba.com...

  • Page 248: Toshiba's Worldwide Offices

    Germany Toshiba Europe GmbH Leibnizstraße 2 D-93055 Regensburg Germany Japan Toshiba Corporation, PCO-IO 1-1, Shibaura 1-Chome Minato-Ku, Tokyo, 105-8001 Japan Mexico Toshiba de México S.A. de C.V. Sierra Candela No.111, 6to. Piso Col. Lomas de Chapultepec. CP 11000 Mexico, DF.

  • Page 249

    United States Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. 9740 Irvine Boulevard Irvine, California 92618 United States For more information on additional Toshiba worldwide locations, please visit: www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm. If Something Goes Wrong Toshiba’s worldwide offices United Kingdom Toshiba Information Systems (U.K) Ltd.

  • Page 250: Volume Mute, Appendix A: Hot Keys

    Appendix A Hot Keys Hot keys are keys that, when pressed in combination with the key, turn system functions on and off. Hot keys have a legend on the key indicating the option or feature the key controls. Volume Mute This hot key enables/disables volume mute on your computer.

  • Page 251: Password Security, Without A Password, With A Password

    Password security This hot key blanks the display. Without a password activates instant security. Using the pointing device or any key will make the display’s content reappear, if no password is set for the current user. With a password activates instant security. If you set a blank screen saver, pressing the combination to activate instant security will cause the screen to go blank.

  • Page 252: Maintaining Security When The Battery Is Not Fully Charged

    Hot Keys Password security If you clicked Choose a screen saver, the Screen Saver tab has already been selected. If it is not selected, click the Screen Saver tab. Click the On resume, password protected check box. Click OK. Maintaining security when the battery is not fully charged When the battery is not fully charged (even if the computer is operating on AC power) your display may reappear automatically after a short time.

  • Page 253: Power Usage Mode

    This hot key displays the power usage pop-up window and cycles through the battery save modes. (Sample Image) Power usage modes The properties of each mode are set in the Toshiba Power Management utility. For more information, “Toshiba Power Saver” on page 179.

  • Page 254: Standby Mode

    Hot Keys Standby mode Standby mode This hot key places the computer into Standby mode. ❖ (Sample Image) Standby confirmation box For more information about Standby mode, please page A message box displays by default to confirm that the computer is entering Standby mode. You can choose not to display this message box.

  • Page 255: Hibernation Mode

    Hibernation mode This hot key places the computer into Hibernation mode. ❖ (Sample Image) Hibernation confirmation box If Hibernation mode is disabled, this hot key will not respond. For more information on Hibernation mode, see mode” on page Hibernation mode If Hibernation mode is enabled (the default) a message box displays by default to confirm the computer is entering Hibernation mode.

  • Page 256: Display Modes

    Hot Keys Display modes Display modes This hot key cycles through the power-on display options. The display modes are: ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ *(Available on certain models) (Sample Image) Display options window In order to use a simultaneous mode, you must set the resolution of the internal display panel to match the resolution of the external display device.

  • Page 257: Display Brightness, Disabling Or Enabling Wireless Devices

    Display brightness This hot key decreases the screen brightness. This hot key increases the screen brightness. Disabling or enabling wireless devices (Available on certain models) This hot key enables/disables the optional wireless devices installed in your computer. The wireless modes are: ❖...

  • Page 258: Disabling Or Enabling The Touchpad, Zooming Applications In/out

    This hot key turns the Zooming utility to zoom- out. For more information, see Utility” on page This hot key turns the Zooming utility to zoom-in. For more information, see ity” on page “Toshiba Zooming 186. “Toshiba Zooming Util- 186.

  • Page 259: Keyboard Hot Keys

    Keyboard hot keys This hot key turns the cursor control overlay on and off. This hot key turns the numeric overlay on and off. This hot key turns the scroll lock feature on and off. This hot key switches screen resolution. [Space bar] Hot Keys Keyboard hot keys...

  • Page 260: Usa And Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Europe, Appendix B: Power Cord/cable Connectors

    Appendix B Power Cord/Cable Connectors Your notebook computer features a universal power supply you can use worldwide. This appendix shows the shapes of the typical AC power cord/cable connectors for various parts of the world. USA and Canada UL approved CSA approved Australia AS approved...

  • Page 261: Computer

    Appendix C Using ConfigFree your Toshiba Computer ™ ConfigFree communication devices and network connections. ConfigFree also lets you identify communication problems and create profiles for easy switching between locations and communication networks. For more information on using ConfigFree, see the ConfigFree NOTE online Help.

  • Page 262: Getting Started, Starting Configfree

    ConfigFree. ❖ Double-click the ConfigFree icon ❖ Press the Toshiba Assist button (if applicable to your system) to open the Toshiba Assist, and then click the ConfigFree icon. ❖ Click the ConfigFree icon click the desired utility. 272.

  • Page 263

    Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer If your computer is not connected to a network, the ConfigFree NOTE icon on the taskbar is displayed with an “X.” When you start a search for wireless devices, ConfigFree Launcher displays on your computer desktop. You can then click the appropriate icon on the Launcher to start the desired ConfigFree utilities.

  • Page 264: Configfree Utilities, Connectivity Doctor

    Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities (Sample Image) ConfigFree Launcher coming back into view ConfigFree Utilities Connectivity Doctor The Connectivity Doctor lets you analyze your network connections and fix network-connection problems. Using Connectivity Doctor, you can view detailed network information by simply moving the mouse pointer.

  • Page 265

    Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ❖ Location of wireless communication switch (identified with a yellow arrow) ❖ Status of wireless communication switch (on or off) (Sample Image) Connectivity Doctor screen Moving the mouse pointer over a wired or wireless network device icon displays information about the device, such as its IP address, subnet mask, and MAC address.

  • Page 266

    Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities If a problem or potential problem is detected, in most cases, a screen automatically displays showing you the possible cause and solution for the problem. A triangle containing an exclamation point also appears on the Connectivity Doctor screen and an orange frame describes the relevant location.

  • Page 267: Search For Wireless Devices

    Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer Search for Wireless Devices The Search for Wireless Devices utility searches for wireless LAN and Bluetooth neighborhood, and displays information about them on a virtual map. To search for wireless devices: Click the Click Search for Wireless Devices.

  • Page 268

    Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities The Search for Wireless Devices feature identifies if a device is IEEE 802.11a, b, or g. It also includes an option to display hidden access point availability. (Sample Image) Viewing Wi-Fi devices...

  • Page 269

    Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer (Sample Image) Dragging a device to the Access Point (Sample Image) Wireless settings screen Enter the SSID/WEP information and connect to the device. After the Access Point is set up and added to the connection...

  • Page 270

    Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities Creating a detected device wireless connection The following screen shows an example of Bluetooth devices that are detected using the Search for Wireless Devices option. Moving the mouse cursor over a device icon displays information about the device.

  • Page 271

    Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer (Sample Image) Dragging the file to the Bluetooth icon To be prompted for the device: Drag and drop the file to the Bluetooth ConfigFree Launcher. (Sample Image) Dragging the file to the Bluetooth icon Or, you can right click on the file and select Send to Bluetooth Devices.

  • Page 272: Profile Settings

    Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities (Sample Image) Selecting Send to Bluetooth Choose a file recipient. Click Send. During a file transfer, connecting and disconnecting to the NOTE selected device will occur automatically. Disconnecting from a Bluetooth To disconnect from a Bluetooth Place the cursor on top of the connected line.

  • Page 273

    Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer A profile contains the currently configured network settings on the computer, as well as information about any network devices. The following settings can be saved (or “captured”) in a profile: ❖ Internet settings — includes LAN settings (proxy server settings) and the address of a home page that opens automatically when Internet Explorer starts.

  • Page 274

    Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities Click Change Icon and select an icon for this profile. Click the more capture options. Under Captured Items, select the items you want to capture for this profile. If connecting with a wireless network, select the desired Auto Switch Settings.

  • Page 275

    Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer (Sample Image) Expanded Add Profile screen The online Help provides real-world examples of setting up NOTE profiles for different networking environments. After you set up one or more profiles, you can check their settings and fine-tune them as necessary. Profiles can also be imported and exported.

  • Page 276: Configfree Summit

    Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities ConfigFree SUMMIT The ConfigFree SUMMIT utility is a convenient way to share files with other users and to transfer files between your computers at home and at work. This utility is faster and more dependable than sending the files via email.

  • Page 277

    Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer (Sample Image) Users attending SUMMIT meeting (user icons appear on SUMMIT table) Files can be shared with one user or all users attending the meeting. ❖ To share a file with one user, drag and drop the file on the user’s icon.

  • Page 278

    Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities ❖ To share a file with all users, drag the file to the center of the SUMMIT table where users can access it as desired. If you are the Host of the summit, and drag a file to the center...

  • Page 279

    Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer Click SUMMIT. Other users appear on the SUMMIT main window. SUMMIT can also be started from the ConfigFree Launcher. NOTE Select the appropriate users and invite them to the SUMMIT meeting. As users join the SUMMIT, their icons appear on the SUMMIT table.

  • Page 280: Quick Connect

    (DPJ), then click Connect. Launching Quick Connect prevents you from using the network to connect to a Toshiba Wireless Projector when the wireless LAN Configuration is set to Ad hoc. If you are connected to an access point, the connection is broken and re- established later.

  • Page 281

    The default connection setting is for Ad hoc mode, therefore, if NOTE the setting on the Toshiba Wireless Projector is in Infrastructure mode, it will not connect. However, you can change the settings to Infrastructure mode to match the settings on the projector.

  • Page 282

    If you close ConfigFree. Direct Link Toshiba Device When Access Point is not available, use the Direct Link Toshiba Device feature to connect your computer in ad-hoc (peer-to-peer) mode and use the Summit feature. To use this feature: Display the ConfigFree menu.

  • Page 283: Using The Automatic Switch, Semi-automatic Switch Feature

    Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer Using the Automatic Switch The Automatic Switch feature allows the computer to automatically switch profiles the next time it is powered on. This feature is particularly useful if you want your computer to automatically switch from the network configuration you use in your office to the one you use at home.

  • Page 284

    Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer Semi-Automatic Switch Feature Click Auto Switch. The Auto Switch dialog box appears. Select the Auto Switch (SSID) tab. Select the profile to be automatically selected when the SSID is detected, then click Add. The profile is moved to the List of target SSIDs and profiles.

  • Page 285: Glossary

    Glossary TECHNICAL NOTE: Some features defined in this glossary may not be available on your computer. Acronyms The following acronyms may appear in this user’s guide. BIOS CD-ROM CD-RW CMOS DIMM alternating current basic input/output system bits per second compact disc compact disc read-only memory compact disc rewrite memory complementary metal-oxide semiconductor...

  • Page 286

    Glossary DSTN DVD-ROM digital versatile (or video) disc read-only memory EPROM HTML IEEE LPT1 MIDI PCMCIA disk operating system dots per inch dual supertwist nematic digital versatile (or video) disc enhanced capabilities port erasable programmable read-only memory file allocation table Federal Communications Commission fast infrared gigabyte...

  • Page 287

    SCSI SDRAM SRAM SVGA Terms The following terms may appear in this user’s guide. active-matrix display — A liquid crystal display (LCD) made from an array of liquid crystal cells using active-matrix technology. Also known as a “TFT display,” in its simplest form there is one thin film transistor (TFT) for each cell.

  • Page 288

    Glossary application — A computer program that you use to perform tasks of a specific type. Applications include word processors, spreadsheets, and database management systems. See also program. backup — A copy of a file, usually on a removable disk, kept in case the original file is lost or damaged.

  • Page 289

    cache — A section of very fast memory in which frequently used information is duplicated for quick access. Accessing data from cache is faster than accessing it from the computer’s main memory. See also CPU cache, L1 cache, L2 cache. CD —...

  • Page 290

    Glossary controller — A device that controls the transfer of data from a computer to a peripheral device and vice versa. For example, disk drives, monitors, keyboards, and printers all require controllers. CPU — See central processing unit (CPU). CPU cache — A section of very fast memory residing between the CPU and the computer’s main memory that temporarily stores data and instructions the CPU will need to execute commands and programs.

  • Page 291

    disk — A round, flat piece of material that can be magnetically influenced to hold information in digital form, and used in the production of magnetic disks, such as diskettes and hard disks. Compare disc. See also diskette, hard disk. disk drive —...

  • Page 292

    Glossary DVD-ROM (digital versatile [or video] disc read-only memory) — A very high-capacity storage medium that uses laser optics for reading data. Each DVD-ROM can hold as much data as several CD-ROMs. Compare CD-ROM. emulation — A technique in which a device or program imitates another device or program.

  • Page 293

    — The physical components of a computer system. Compare software. Hibernation — A feature of many Toshiba notebook computers that saves to the hard disk the current state of your work, including all open files and programs, when you turn the computer off. When you turn on the computer again, your work is returned to the same state it was when the computer was turned off.

  • Page 294

    Glossary interlaced — A method of refreshing a computer screen, in which only every other line of pixels is refreshed. Interlaced monitors take two passes to create a complete screen image. Compare non-interlaced. internal device — See device. Internet — The decentralized, world-wide network of computers that provides electronic mail, the World Wide Web, and other services.

  • Page 295

    memory — Typically refers to the computer’s main memory, where programs are run and data is temporarily stored and processed. Memory can be volatile and hold data temporarily, such as RAM, or it can be nonvolatile and hold data permanently, such as ROM. A computer’s main memory is RAM.

  • Page 296

    Glossary online — Available through the computer. Online may refer to information being read from your own computer’s hard disk, such as online documentation or online Help, or to information coming from another company on a company network or the Internet. operating system —...

  • Page 297

    program — A set of instructions that can be executed by a computer. The general classes of programs (also called software) are operating system, application, and utility. See also operating system, application, utility. properties — The attributes of an object or device. For example, the properties of a file include the file’s type, size, and creation date.

  • Page 298

    “greater than” sign) indicating where users are to enter commands. Toshiba tablet pen — The writing instrument used with the tablet. It is stored on the right side of the computer. TFT display — See active-matrix display.

  • Page 299

    utility — A computer program designed to perform a narrowly focused operation or solve a specific problem. Utilities are often related to computer system management. Web — See World Wide Web. Wi-Fi — A registered trademark term of the Wi-Fi Alliance which stands for Wireless Fidelity, and is another term for the communication protocol to permit an Ethernet connection using wireless communication components.

  • Page 300: Index

    50 not charging 218 power usage hot key 127 power usage mode 253 real-time clock (RTC) 118 removing 128 BIOS Setup see Toshiba Hardware Setup button power 54 start 137 creating 113 playing an audio 111 channels DMA 213...

  • Page 301

    communications network connection 142 system resources 213 compact disc positioning 110 compact discs handling 111 inserting 109 removing 114 computer non-system disk or disk error message 209 not accessing disk drives 208 running on battery power 116 setting up 44 warning resume failure message computing tips 95 connecting to a power source 47...

  • Page 302

    Index expansion memory slot 57 exploring the desktop 135 external monitor not working 222 mouse 80 external diskette drive connecting 83 external display, adjusting 80 FAT (File Allocation Table) 223 FCC Notice “Declaration of Conformity Information” 3 FCC requirements 4 file extensions 105 file, backing up 96 files...

  • Page 303

    URL address not found 211 Internet Explorer icon 137 Internet Service Providers 145 IRQ (Interrupt Request) 213 ISPs 145 jack RJ-11 141 changing 175 removing 175 key assignment viewing existing 174 key assignments changing or removing existing keyboard character keys 97 function keys 98 hot keys 257 not working 208...

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    221 checking device properties 215 computer hangs when PC Card inserted 228 computer will not power up 207 contacting Toshiba 245 corrupted/damaged data files 224 Device Manager 214 disabling a device 215 disk drive is slow 223...

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    checklist 227 error occurs 229 hot swapping fails 229 not recognized 229 slot appears dead 228 power and batteries 217 printer 230 program not responding 205 program not working properly screen does not look right/flickers Startup options 210 system resources 213 URL address not found 211 warning resume failure 208 Windows will not start 208...

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    Index taskbar 138 television adjusting display 80 Toshiba registering computer 46 worldwide offices 248 Toshiba Assist 157 TOSHIBA Button Controls 188 Toshiba Hardware Setup 182 Toshiba online resources 115 Toshiba utilities 156 TouchPadTM 75 traveling tips 134 troubleshooting DVD player...

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