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    Double-click the desktop icon or visit the Web site: http://virtualtech.answerteam.com InTouch Calling within the United States (800) 457-7777 Calling from outside the United States (949) 859-4273 For more information, see guide. TOSHIBA 1000/1005 ® e-support tool ® Center Chapter 8 on page 179...

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    If you fail to do so, this product may not function properly and you may lose data or suffer other damage. TOSHIBA AMERICA INFORMATION SYSTEMS (“TOSHIBA”), ITS AFFILIATES AND SUPPLIERS DO NOT WARRANT THAT OPERATION OF THE PRODUCT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE.

  • Page 3: Fcc Notice

    : Only peripherals complying with the FCC Class B limits may be attached to this computer. Operation with non-compliant 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 parallel port, RGB port, USB port, serial port, PS/2 keyboard port, PS/ 2 mouse port, and microphone jack.

  • Page 4: Type Of Service

    Contact: Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. 9740 Irvine Blvd. Irvine, CA 92618-1697 (949) 583-3000 Industry Canada Requirement This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conformé à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.

  • Page 5: If Problems Arise

    FCC. In the event repairs are ever needed on your modem, they should be performed by Toshiba Corporation, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. or an authorized representative of Toshiba.

  • Page 6: Wireless Interoperability

    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: The IEEE 802.11 Standard on Wireless LANs (Revision B), as...

  • Page 7: Wireless Lan And Your Health

    Regulatory Information The Toshiba Wireless LAN Mini PCI Card must be installed and used in strict accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions as described in the user documentation that comes with the product. This device complies with the following radio frequency and safety standards.

  • Page 8: Interference Statement

    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.

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    Approved Countries for use This equipment is approved to the radio standard by the countries in Fig.1. Australia Canada Germany Japan Netherlands Sweden France Spain Caution: Do not use this equipment except in the countries in Fig.1. CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, DVD-ROM/CD-RW Safety Instructions The CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, and DVD-ROM/CD-RW drives employ a laser system.

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    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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    Trademarks Satellite and Noteworthy are registered trademarks, SelectServ, FreedomWare, SmartMedia and VirtualTech are trademarks, and InTouch is a registered trademark of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. and/or Toshiba Corporation. Microsoft, Windows, DirectX, Active Desktop, and DirectShow are registered trademarks, and Windows Media is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.

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    Computer Disposal Information This product contains mercury. Disposal of this material may be regulated due to environmental considerations. For disposal, reuse or recycling information, please contact your local government or the Electronic Industries Alliance at www.eiae.org.

  • Page 13: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction ...21 This guide ... 21 Safety icons ... 22 Other documentation ... 23 Service options ... 24 Chapter 1: Finding Your Way Around ... 25 Making sure you have everything ... 25 Front with the display closed ... 26 Back ...

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    Contents Precautions... 39 Setting up your computer ... 40 Installing additional memory (optional) ... 41 Removing a memory module... 44 Connecting a mouse ... 44 Connecting a printer ... 45 Connecting the AC adapter... 46 Installing a device in the Modular Bay... 47 Charging the battery ...

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    Starting again from Hibernation mode ... 82 Using Stand by ... 83 Starting again from Stand by ... 84 Chapter 4: Mobile Computing ... 85 Toshiba’s energy-saver design ... 85 Running the computer on battery power ... 85 Battery safety precautions... 86 Maximizing battery life... 87 Power management ...

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    Contents Monitoring battery power ... 89 Determining remaining battery power... 89 Conserving battery power ... 90 What to do when the battery runs low ... 91 Setting battery alarms... 91 Maximizing Your Computer’s Battery Life ... 92 Changing the main battery ... 94 Removing the battery from the computer ...

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    Internet Service Providers... 142 Signing up with an Internet Service Provider 142 Surfing the Internet... 143 Internet features... 143 Uploading and downloading files Toshiba’s online resources... 144 ® XP Help and Support Center ... 124 ® XP special features ... 129 connection ...

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    Contents Exploring video features ... 145 Playing DVDs ... 145 Playing Video CDs... 146 Display settings hot key ... 147 Exploring audio features ... 148 Recording sounds... 148 Using a microphone... 149 Adjusting recording settings ... 149 Using external speakers or headphones... 150 Connecting a monitor, keyboard and mouse ...

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    Using WinDVD Advanced Features ... 171 Zooming in... 176 Panning... 177 Zooming out ... 177 Adjusting the color balance... 177 Launching an Internet browser from WinDVD ... 178 Getting Help ... 178 Exiting WinDVD ... 178 Chapter 8: If Something Goes Wrong ... 179 Problems when you turn on the computer...

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    Contents Contacting Toshiba ... 211 Other Toshiba Internet Web sites ... 213 Appendix A: Hot Keys ... 217 Instant password security... 217 Sound ... 218 Display modes ... 218 Keyboard hot keys ... 218 Appendix B: Power Cable Connectors... 219 USA and Canada ...

  • Page 21: Introduction

    Your system comes with either Windows ® Windows XP Professional. This guide contains information for both operating systems and how they function with your Toshiba computer. For specific information on the software, see the Microsoft booklet that shipped with your computer. This guide This guide introduces the computer’s features.

  • Page 22: Safety Icons

    Introduction Safety icons familiarize yourself with the components of the computer and how to turn it on. After that, seek out whatever interests you most. Safety icons This manual contains safety instructions that must be observed in order to avoid potential hazards that could result in personal injuries, damage to your equipment, or loss of data.

  • Page 23: Other Documentation

    Guides for other programs that may come preinstalled on your computer and for additional programs on your Recovery CDs. Toshiba Accessories Information lists accessories available from Toshiba and explains how to order them. Access the Toshiba Accessories Web site at information. The Microsoft which explains the features of the operating system.

  • Page 24: Service Options

    Introduction Service options Service options Toshiba offers a full line of service options built around its SelectServ Toshiba’s Web site at If you have a problem or need to contact Toshiba, see Something Goes Wrong” on page warranty programs. For more information, visit toshiba.com...

  • Page 25: Chapter 1: Finding Your Way Around

    Chapter 1 Finding Your Way Around This chapter presents a “grand tour” of your notebook computer. It serves as a reference when you need to locate specific parts of the computer. Making sure you have everything Before doing anything else, consult the Quick Start card provided with your system to make sure you received everything.

  • Page 26: Front With The Display Closed

    Finding Your Way Around Front with the display closed Front with the display closed Modular Bay The display latch keeps the display panel closed and locked. To open the display panel, press the display latch and raise the panel. The Modular Bay can accommodate a CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, or multifunction DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive.

  • Page 27: Back

    Back Cooling vent DC-IN jack USB ports The cooling vent prevents the computer’s central processing unit (CPU) from overheating so that it can continue to perform at its maximum speed. CAUTION: To prevent possible overheating of the CPU, make sure you don’t block the cooling vents.

  • Page 28: Right Side

    Finding Your Way Around Right side The RGB (monitor) port allows you to connect an external monitor. The security lock slot allows you to attach an optional PORT- Noteworthy secure it to a large, heavy object such as your desk. Right side Speaker PC Card ejection tabs...

  • Page 29: Left Side

    Left side The line-in jack allows you to connect an external input device. The 3.5 mm microphone jack lets you connect an external monaural microphone or other audio input device. The 3.5 mm headphone jack lets you connect stereo headphones or other audio-output devices, such as external speakers.

  • Page 30: Front With The Display Open

    Finding Your Way Around Front with the display open Front with the display open Screen Volume control Power button Keyboard Primary button The computer’s screen is a liquid crystal display (LCD) that provides clear, sharp images. The power button turns the computer on and off. If you hold the power button down for four seconds, it will reset the computer.

  • Page 31: Indicator Panel

    For more information, see page The lights on the indicator panel provide information about keyboard functions. For a description of these lights, see “Indicator panel” on page The TouchPad stroke of a finger. The front panel provides a palm rest to assist you in maintaining proper posture while using the computer.

  • Page 32: System Indicator Panel

    Finding Your Way Around Front with the display open arrow printed on the key instead of typing the letter printed on the top of the key. For more information, see cursor control overlay” on page The numeric mode light glows when the numeric overlay is on.

  • Page 33: Underside

    The Modular Bay light flashes green when the Modular Bay is in use. CAUTION: Never turn off the computer while any drive is in use. Doing so may damage the media and result in loss of data. Underside Modular Bay Modular Bay release latch Expansion...

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    Finding Your Way Around Underside The battery pack contains the battery. For information about replacing the battery, see page The battery release latch secures the battery cover to the computer, preventing the cover from dislodging from the computer case. “Changing the main battery” on...

  • Page 35: Chapter 2: Getting Started

    Chapter 2 Getting Started This chapter provides tips for working comfortably, describes 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 36: Keeping Yourself Comfortable

    AC power source, and let it dry out completely before turning it on again. If the computer does not operate correctly after you turn it back on, contact a Toshiba authorized service provider. Keeping yourself comfortable Strain and stress injuries are becoming more common as people spend more time using their computers.

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    If you are using an external monitor, the top of the display should be no higher than eye level. If you use a paper holder, set it at about the same height and distance as the screen. Seating and posture When using your computer, maintain good posture with your body relaxed and your weight distributed evenly.

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    Getting Started Selecting a place to work Adjust the back of your chair so that it supports the lower curve of your spine. If necessary, use a cushion to provide extra back support. Lower-back-support cushions are available at many office supply stores. Sit with your back straight so that your knees, hips, and elbows form approximately 90-degree angles when you work.

  • Page 39: Precautions

    Work habits The key to avoiding discomfort or injury from strain is to vary your activities. If possible, schedule a variety of tasks into your working day. Finding ways to break up the routine can reduce stress and improve your efficiency. Take frequent breaks to change position, stretch your muscles, and relieve your eyes.

  • Page 40: Setting Up Your Computer

    Getting Started Setting up your computer one is being used. Overheating of a PC Card can result in errors or instability in its operation. Be careful when you remove a PC Card that has been used for a long period. Avoid spilling liquids into the computer’s keyboard.

  • Page 41: Installing Additional Memory (optional)

    line. See “Connecting the modem to a phone line” on page Before starting to use your computer, you may also want to: Add more memory Connect a mouse Connect a local printer Connect a full-size keyboard (see keyboard and mouse” on page Connect an external monitor (see keyboard and mouse”...

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    Getting Started Setting up your computer The operating system turns off the computer. Unplug and remove any cables connected to the computer. Close the display panel and turn the computer upside down to locate the expansion memory slot cover. Base of a Satellite 1000/1005 Series computer Using a standard Phillips no.

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    Holding the memory module by its edges so that the gold connector bar faces the slot, fit the module into the socket. Gently press down on the memory module connector until the clips snap into place. Do not force the module into position. The memory module should be level when secured in place.

  • Page 44: Removing A Memory Module

    Getting Started Setting up your computer make sure the memory module is seated properly, as described in step 8. Removing a memory module Follow steps 1 through 5 in memory (optional)” on page Gently push the memory locks outward until the memory module pops up.

  • Page 45: Connecting A Printer

    Connecting a printer Before connecting a printer, you need to know whether it uses a USB or a parallel interface. Check the printer’s documentation. You also need a suitable printer cable, which may come with your printer. Otherwise, you can purchase one from a computer or electronics store.

  • Page 46: Connecting The Ac Adapter

    Getting Started Setting up your computer Connecting the AC adapter The AC adapter enables you to power the computer from an AC outlet and to charge the computer’s batteries. The AC power light on the computer glows when the device is plugged in.

  • Page 47: Installing A Device In The Modular Bay

    The AC power and battery lights glow. CAUTION: Using the wrong AC adapter could damage your computer. Toshiba assumes no liability for any damage in such cases. Never pull directly on the power cable to unplug it. Hold the power plug when removing the cable from the outlet.

  • Page 48: Using The Computer For The First Time

    Getting Started Using the computer for the first time is on. If the computer is not consuming full power, the time required to charge the battery is reduced. For more information on battery use, see computer on battery power” on page CAUTION: Once the battery is charged for the first time, avoid leaving the computer plugged in and turned off for more than a few hours at a time.

  • Page 49: Turning On The Power

    Turning on the power Check that all the drives are empty. Turn on the computer by pressing and releasing the power button located on the top of the keyboard. For an illustration to help you locate this button, see the display open” on page NOTE: When you turn on the computer for the first time, don’t turn off the power again until the operating system has loaded completely.

  • Page 50: Using The Touchpad

    Getting Started Using the computer for the first time Using the TouchPad The TouchPad, the small, smooth square cutout located in 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’d like to move the cursor: To move the cursor to the top of the page, push your...

  • Page 51: Setting Up Your Software

    Agreement and complete information about the operating system. You may be offered the opportunity to register your computer with Toshiba. If not, make sure you register later by double-clicking the Registration icon on your desktop. Registering your computer lets Toshiba keep you up-to-...

  • Page 52: Setting Up A Printer

    Getting Started Using the computer for the first time To register your computer at a later time, select No, I do not want to register at this time. NOTE: If you skip the registration the first time you start your computer, a weekly reminder screen will appear a few times to prompt you to do so.

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    Using the computer for the first time Select Printers and Faxes. The Printers and Faxes window appears. Sample Printers and Faxes window Click Add Printer. The Add Printer Wizard starts. Getting Started...

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    Getting Started Using the computer for the first time Sample Add Printer Wizard Click Next. The Add Printer Wizard asks you to select your printer. TECHNICAL NOTE: If your printer is Plug and Play, the operating system recognizes it automatically. You can ignore the remainder of this section.

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    Using the computer for the first time The Add Printer Wizard prompts you to select your printer. From the list of manufacturers and printers, select your printer, then click Next. Select the port settings according to the instructions in your printer’s documentation and the port to which your printer is connected, then click Next.

  • Page 56: Turning Off The Computer

    Getting Started Turning off the computer Turning off the computer It is a good idea to turn off your computer when you are not using it for a while. If you are using the computer for the first time, leave the computer plugged into a power source (even though the computer is off) to fully charge the main battery.

  • Page 57: Cleaning The Computer

    Although your notebook computer is built to withstand reasonable shock and vibration, transport it in a carrying case for long trips. You can purchase a carrying case from your Toshiba dealer or visit Toshiba’s Web site at toshibaaccessories.com Using a computer lock You may want to secure your computer to a heavy object such as your desk.

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    Getting Started Caring for your computer PORT-Noteworthy computer lock cable To secure the computer: Loop the cable through or around some part of a heavy object. Make sure there is no way for a potential thief to slip the cable off the object. Pass the locking end through the loop.

  • Page 59: Chapter 3: Learning The Basics

    Chapter 3 Learning the Basics This chapter lists some computing tips and provides important information about basic features. Computing tips Save your work frequently. Your work temporarily stays in the computer’s memory until you save it to the disk. You will lose all unsaved work, if, for example, a system error occurs and you must restart your computer, or your battery runs out of charge while you are working.

  • Page 60: Using The Keyboard

    Learning the Basics Using the keyboard Back up your files to diskettes (or other removable storage media) on a regular basis. Label the backup copies clearly and store them in a safe place. If your hard disk suddenly fails, you may lose all the data on it unless you have a separate backup copy.

  • Page 61: Character Keys

    Character keys Typing with the character keys is very much like typing on a typewriter, except that: The spacebar creates a space character instead of just passing over an area of the page. The lowercase l (el) and the number 1 are not interchangeable.

  • Page 62: Windows Special Keys

    Learning the Basics Using the keyboard Windows special keys ® ® Windows special keys The keyboard provides two keys that have special functions in the operating system: The Windows The Application key has the same function as the secondary TouchPad control button (or secondary mouse button).

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    Using the numeric keypad overlay To turn on the numeric keypad overlay, press simultaneously. The numeric mode light on the keyboard indicator panel glows when the numeric overlay is on. You can still use the overlay keys to type alphabetic characters while the numeric overlay is on.

  • Page 64: Starting A Program

    Learning the Basics Starting a program To turn off the cursor control overlay, hold down the and press keyboard indicator panel goes out. Starting a program The easiest way to start a program is to double-click the name of the file that contains the information you want to work on. To find the file, use My Computer or Windows Explorer.

  • Page 65: Printing Your Work

    To save: A file you are updating, open the program’s File menu and click Save. A new file, choose Save As from the File menu, type a name for the file, and click OK. HINT: To make another copy of the file you are currently working with, choose Save As from the File menu and give the new file a different name.

  • Page 66: Using Diskettes

    Learning the Basics Using diskettes Using diskettes The 3.5-inch diskette drive, which fits in the Modular Bay, lets you use either double-density (720 KB) or high-density (1.44 MB) diskettes for data transfer and storage. If your diskette drive is not already installed in the Modular Bay, install it following the directions in in the Modular Bay”...

  • Page 67: Backing Up Your Files

    If a diskette is dirty, clean it with a soft cloth moistened in water. Do not use cleaning fluids. Never slide back the protective metal cover. Never touch the magnetic surface of a diskette. Fingerprints can prevent the drive from reading the data stored on a diskette.

  • Page 68: Using Your Cd Or Dvd Drive

    Learning the Basics Using your CD or DVD drive Click the icon for the diskette drive (3 1/2 floppy [A:]). HINT: You can also back up a file to a diskette by clicking the file (or files) you want to backup with the secondary button, then pointing to Send To and clicking 3 1/2 Floppy (A:).

  • Page 69: Dvd-rom Drive Components

    DVD-ROM drive components If you have a DVD-ROM drive, it may look like this: Drive-in-use indicator light Eject button Manual eject hole Sample DVD-ROM drive CAUTION: Never 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.

  • Page 70: Inserting A Disc

    Learning the Basics Using your CD or DVD drive Inserting a disc WARNING: Before playing an audio CD, turn the volume down. Playing the compact disc at maximum volume could damage your ears. To turn the volume down, use the Volume Control switch or access the Volume Control program (click Start, All Programs, Accessories, Entertainment, Volume Control).

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    Inserting a disc CAUTION: Be careful not to touch the drive’s lens (located underneath the drive’s spindle) or the area around it. Doing so could cause the drive to malfunction. Gently press the center of the disc onto the spindle until it locks into place.

  • Page 72: Playing An Audio Cd

    Learning the Basics Using your CD or DVD drive Playing an audio CD With the computer turned on, insert an audio CD and close the disc tray. The Windows Media CD begins to play. To access the Windows Media through the Start menu or activate it from the taskbar. Sample Windows Media The CD Player control panel works much like an ordinary compact disc player:...

  • Page 73: Viewing The Contents Of A Cd Or Dvd

    Viewing the contents of a CD or DVD CDs and DVDs contain files just like diskettes and the hard disk. CDs are often used to install software or store files that require lots of space, such as photographs and large presentation files.

  • Page 74: Removing A Disc With The Computer Off

    Learning the Basics Using your CD or DVD drive Removing a disc with the computer off Insert a slender object, such as a straightened paper clip, into the manual eject button access hole. CAUTION: Never use a pencil to press the manual eject button. Pencil lead can break off inside the computer and damage it.

  • Page 75: Setting Up For Communications

    Setting up for communications To communicate across the telephone lines with another computer, you need: The computer’s modem A telephone line A communications program To connect to the Internet, you need a Web browser, such as ® Microsoft TECHNICAL NOTE: Disable Call Waiting before you connect through the modem.

  • Page 76: Powering Down The Computer

    Learning the Basics Powering down the computer the telephone number for the dial-up connection. To set up the network connection, use the Dial-Up Networking Wizard: Click Start and point to All Programs. Point to Accessories, then to Communications, and click Network Setup Wizard or Network Connections. Enter the phone number of your network connection and let the program dial the number.

  • Page 77: Hibernation Command

    No power is used while the computer is shut down. This is the most efficient mode if you will be away from your computer for an extended time. Restarting from Turn Off or Shut down uses the most time and battery power. When starting up again, the system does not automatically open programs and files you were previously using.

  • Page 78: Stand By Command

    Learning the Basics Powering down the computer Stand by command The Stand by command puts the computer into a power- saving mode. Stand by holds the current state of the computer in memory so that, when you restart the computer, you can continue working from where you left off.

  • Page 79: Using Turn Off Or Shut Down

    Using Turn Off or Shut down For the Windows steps to shut down the computer: Click Start, select Turn off computer. The Turn off computer dialog box appears. Sample Turn off computer dialog box Click Turn Off. The computer shuts down completely. For the Windows these steps to shut down the computer: Click the Start button, then Shut down.

  • Page 80: Starting Again After Turn Off Or Shut Down

    In the Control Panel window, double-click the Performance and Maintenance icon. Once the Performance and Maintenance window is displayed, double-click the Toshiba Power Management icon. The Power Options Properties dialog box appears. Click the Advanced tab, and select the options you want.

  • Page 81: Using Hibernation

    Using Hibernation For the Windows XP Professional operating system when not connected to a domain server, follow these steps to power down the computer using Hibernation: Click Start, select Turn off computer. The Turn off computer dialog box appears. Hold down the shift key. The Stand by option changes to the Hibernation option.

  • Page 82: Starting Again From Hibernation Mode

    In the Control Panel window, double-click the Performance and Maintenance icon. Once the Performance and Maintenance window is displayed, double-click the Toshiba Power Management icon. Click the Advanced tab, and select the options you want. When I press the power button...

  • Page 83: Using Stand By

    Using Stand by For the Windows XP Professional operating system when not connected to a domain server, follow these steps to power down the computer using the Stand by command: Click Start, select Turn off computer. The Turn off computer box appears. Click Stand By.

  • Page 84: Starting Again From Stand By

    Learning the Basics Using Stand by Select Stand by from the drop-down list of options. Click OK. The computer saves the status of all open programs and files to memory, turns off the display, and goes into a low-power mode. The on/off light blinks green to indicate the machine is in Stand by mode.

  • Page 85: Chapter 4: 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 86: Battery Safety Precautions

    Mobile Computing Running the computer on battery power which stores your system configuration settings and the current time and date for up to a month while the computer is turned off. Battery safety precautions Never try to disassemble a battery. Never overcharge or reverse charge a battery.

  • Page 87: Maximizing Battery Life

    Store spare batteries in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight. NOTE: For optimum DVD performance, Toshiba recommends that you play DVDs while running on AC power rather than on battery power.

  • Page 88: Charging The Battery

    Mobile Computing Charging the battery Charging the battery NOTE: Battery charge time may vary depending on the applications, power management settings, and features used. The battery needs to be charged before you can use it to power the computer. To charge the battery, plug the computer into a live wall outlet.

  • Page 89: Charging The Rtc Battery

    Charging the RTC battery The computer contains an internal battery that provides power for the real-time clock (RTC) and calendar. During normal use, the main battery keeps the RTC battery adequately charged. Occasionally, the RTC battery may lose its charge completely, especially if you have had the computer turned off for a long time.

  • Page 90: Conserving Battery Power

    In the Control Panel window, double-click the Performance and Maintenance icon. Once the Performance and Maintenance window is displayed, double-click the Toshiba Power Management icon. The current power source and battery power remaining section displays the current charge state of the battery.

  • Page 91: What To Do When The Battery Runs Low

    Toshiba’s power-saving options greatly increase the length of time you can use the computer before it becomes necessary to recharge the battery. Toshiba has combined these options into preset power usage modes. To change the power usage mode, hold down both the keys.

  • Page 92: Maximizing Your Computer's Battery Life

    In the Control Panel window, double-click the Performance and Maintenance icon. Once the Performance and Maintenance window is displayed, double-click the Toshiba Power Management icon. Click the Alarm tab and set the alarm, as desired. Maximizing Your Computer’s Battery Life In order to maximize your notebook’s battery life, a reminder...

  • Page 93

    Shut down the notebook, then press the power button to turn on the notebook. Once the Toshiba logo screen appears, press the F2 key to enter the BIOS setup screen. Unplug the AC adaptor from the notebook and let the computer run until the battery is completely drained.

  • Page 94: Changing The Main Battery

    Mobile Computing Changing the main battery While charging, the battery LED will glow amber, and then change to green once the battery is fully charged. This should take approximately three hours. Once complete, repeat steps 1 through 4 an additional time.

  • Page 95: Disposing Of Used Batteries Safely

    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 cables, compact discs and diskettes.

  • Page 96

    Mobile Computing Traveling tips Contact your authorized Toshiba representative for more information. TECHNICAL NOTE: When traveling by air, you may be required to pass your notebook through airport security equipment. The X-ray equipment will not harm your computer.

  • Page 97: Operating System

    Chapter 5 Getting to Know the Windows System This chapter introduces the Windows by guiding you through a few basic tasks. If you have used a Windows will find the Windows Whether you have used a Windows the skill and confidence you will gain from this chapter will more than offset the short amount of time spent going through these lessons.

  • Page 98: Finding Your Way Around The Desktop

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 1: Exploring the desktop start programs, find documents, set up system components, and perform most other computing tasks. HINT: The illustrated examples in this guide may appear slightly different from the screens displayed by your system. However, the differences are not significant and do not indicate any change in the functionality of your system.

  • Page 99

    The icons initially displayed on your system desktop include: Toshiba Great Software Offer—A service provided by Toshiba that offers additional software. Recycle Bin—Holds files you’ve deleted using the Windows Explorer.

  • Page 100: Windows ® Xp File System

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 1: Exploring the desktop Open recently accessed documents Adjust system settings Search for files Access Windows Help and Support Center Run programs Suspend system activity and shut down the computer For more information on starting programs, see Starting programs”...

  • Page 101: Lesson 2: Using The Touchpad And Control Buttons Together

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 2: Using the TouchPad and control buttons together Programs, documents, and other data are held in files. These files can be grouped together in folders, and folders can be grouped inside other folders for convenient organizing. All the files and folders reside in your computer on a storage device, such as a disk drive.

  • Page 102

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 2: Using the TouchPad and control buttons together Using the TouchPad, move the pointer to the Start button, then click the primary button (usually the left) to open the Start menu. NOTE: In this guide, the term “click”...

  • Page 103

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 2: Using the TouchPad and control buttons together Sample My Computer window Now click the Close button in the upper-right corner of this window. The operating system closes the My Computer window. Click an empty area of the taskbar at the bottom of the screen and, while holding down the primary button, use the TouchPad to drag the pointer to the right edge of the...

  • Page 104: Lesson 3: Learning About The Internet

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 3: Learning about the Internet Sample desktop with the taskbar on the right HINT: You can move the taskbar to any of the desktop’s four edges. Click the taskbar once again and drag it back to the bottom of the desktop.

  • Page 105: Lesson 4: Creating A New Document

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System you can also type a Web address in the My Computer window. Click Start, then double-click My Computer. The My Computer window appears. On the View menu, point to Toolbars, then click Address Bar if it is not checked.

  • Page 106

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 4: Creating a new document Click New, then click Text Document. The operating system creates an icon on the desktop called New Text Document with the icon name highlighted. To give your document a meaningful name, type and press Doc.txt Double-click the My New Doc icon.

  • Page 107: Lesson 5: Creating A New Folder

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System To learn more about Notepad, click Help or open the Help menu by pressing and go on to the next lesson. Lesson 5: Creating a new folder DEFINITION: A folder is an area where you can store documents and other types of files.

  • Page 108: Lesson 6: Starting Programs

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 6: Starting programs The outline of the document icon moves across the desktop and disappears into the folder. To see your document, double-click the folder icon. A window opens and displays the contents of the folder. Close the window by clicking its Close button and continue with the next lesson to learn how to start programs.

  • Page 109

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Sample Paint window To open the second program, click Start, then click All Programs. Point to Accessories, then click Windows Explorer. The operating system opens Windows Explorer, which provides access to all your computer’s resources. For example, it lets you see all the files in a particular folder on the computer’s hard disk.

  • Page 110: Lesson 7: Resizing, Repositioning, And Hiding Windows

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 7: Resizing, repositioning, and hiding windows Sample Windows Explorer window Notice the taskbar now has two buttons on it—one for Paint and one for Windows Explorer. Click the Paint button on the taskbar. The operating system displays the Paint program.

  • Page 111: Using The Taskbar

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 7: Resizing, repositioning, and hiding windows This lesson introduces several ways to adjust the size, shape, and position of windows open on the desktop. Sample Windows Explorer open on the desktop Using the taskbar If you have applications open on the desktop, you can rearrange them by pointing to the taskbar using the TouchPad...

  • Page 112: Minimizing And Maximizing Windows

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 7: Resizing, repositioning, and hiding windows Minimizing and maximizing windows To make the Windows Explorer window the active window, click the Windows Explorer button on the taskbar. The operating system highlights the Windows Explorer title bar to show that Windows Explorer is the active window.

  • Page 113: Lesson 8: Closing Programs

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System For the next few steps assume that you want to be able to see both Paint and Windows Explorer at the same time. Move the pointer to the right-hand edge of the Paint window.

  • Page 114: Lesson 9: Creating Shortcuts

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 9: Creating shortcuts To close the programs: Click the Close button at the top-right of the Explorer window. That is all there is to it. Windows Explorer closes, removing the Explorer button from the taskbar as well. Close Paint and the My Computer window (assuming it is still open) by clicking the Close buttons for each program.

  • Page 115

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Sample Create Shortcut dialog box In the Command line box, type and click Next. The operating system prompts you to select a name for the shortcut. Type and click Finish. Calculator The operating system displays the new shortcut on your desktop.

  • Page 116: Creating A Shortcut To The Character Map

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 9: Creating shortcuts Creating a shortcut to the Character Map Use this method when you don’t know the name and location of the program file. Click Start, then point to Search. Sample Search options on the Start menu Click All Files and Folders.

  • Page 117

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Sample Search Results dialog box HINT: Search also allows you to perform searches on the Internet. Type in the All or part of the file name: text box, char and then click Search. The operating system displays a list of all the files with “char”...

  • Page 118: Lesson 10: Changing The Screen Saver

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 10: Changing the screen saver Clicking a shortcut icon opens the program or folder immediately. You can place as many shortcuts on your desktop as you find useful. HINT: The Character Map is a useful tool when you want to add a special character to a document.

  • Page 119

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 10: Changing the screen saver The operating system opens the Display Properties dialog box. Sample Display Properties dialog box Click the Screen Saver tab. Click the arrow beside the current option—probably “(None)”—to open the screen saver list box.

  • Page 120: Lesson 11: Setting The Date And Time

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 11: Setting the date and time The next lesson explains how to set two other properties—the date and time. Lesson 11: Setting the date and time You initially set the computer’s date and time properties when you turned the computer on for the first time and set up the operating system.

  • Page 121: Lesson 12: Removing Objects From The Desktop

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 12: Removing objects from the desktop Click the Time zone drop-down list box and set your time zone. Click OK. There is a third tab, Internet Time, which when selected allows you to have Windows your time.

  • Page 122

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 12: Removing objects from the desktop Sample Recycle Bin open on the desktop To completely remove an object, select it, and then click File, Delete. The object is permanently deleted from the Recycle Bin. Later on—in your real work, not in this tutorial—you will use the Recycle Bin to delete other objects such as folders, documents, and sometimes even programs.

  • Page 123: Lesson 13: Using System Restore

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System To delete everything from the Recycle Bin at once, choose Empty Recycle Bin from the File menu. Click Yes to confirm that you are sure. HINT: Empty the Recycle Bin periodically. Even though an item is moved to the Recycle Bin, it still uses valuable space on the hard disk drive until it is deleted from the Recycle Bin.

  • Page 124: Lesson 14: If I Am Lost, What Do I Do

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 14: If I am lost, what do I do? The operating system guides you through the process of storing your system settings for future use. It also guides you through restoring your system to the selected date or time. Lesson 14: If I am lost, what do I do? This lesson teaches you how to use some of the Help and Support features in Windows...

  • Page 125

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 14: If I am lost, what do I do? Sample Help and Support Center Index The left side of the screen contains the index. The text box above the index, where the cursor is flashing, lets you type in a topic you want to find in the index.

  • Page 126: Using The Online Tours And Tutorials

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 14: If I am lost, what do I do? Sample Drawing help window Click the Paint link. The operating system opens the Paint program. Not every Help topic contains a hot link to start the program it is talking about.

  • Page 127: Lesson 15: Turning Off Your Computer

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Sample Windows To start a Windows Click Start, then Help and Support Center. Click What’s new in Windows XP. Click Taking a tour or tutorial. On the right pane, click Take the Windows XP tour. Lesson 15: Turning off your computer It is very important that you let the Windows system shut down your computer.

  • Page 128

    Getting to Know the Windows ® XP Operating System Lesson 15: Turning off your computer Click Turn Off. The computer shuts down. For the Windows Click Start, then select Shut Down. The Shut Down dialog box appears. Select Shut down from the drop-down list. Click OK.

  • Page 129: Chapter 6: Exploring Your Options

    Chapter 6 Exploring Your Options In this chapter, you will explore other features of your notebook computer. ® Windows XP special features The Windows features and enhancements, including: New system file protection A system restore function, allowing you to rollback the system to its previous mode An improved help center, support automation, and automatic Windows...

  • Page 130: Personalizing Your Desktop

    Exploring Your Options Personalizing your desktop Personalizing your desktop Your desktop is your virtual workspace. This section explains how to customize its features for the way you like to work. You can customize the following aspects of the desktop: Taskbar—which resources to display for quick access Active Desktop Internet to always display Desktop style—how windows are displayed and how to...

  • Page 131: Bringing The World To Your Desktop

    Bringing the world to your desktop With the Windows desktop with complete World Wide Web integration at a single click. Turning on the Web content interface The first step to bring active content to your desktop is to turn on the Web content interface: Point to an empty space on the desktop and click the secondary button.

  • Page 132: Changing Desktop And Browsing Style

    Exploring Your Options Personalizing your desktop To browse the Gallery for more components to add, click Visit Gallery. In order to browse, an active Internet connection must be established. To select some other Web site, type the address of the Web site you want or click Browse to locate it.

  • Page 133: Personalizing Individual Windows

    The My Computer window appears. Select the Tools menu, then click Folder Options. The Folder Options dialog box appears. Sample Folder Options dialog box Click the preferred options. Click Apply, then OK. Personalizing individual windows Just as you can display a Web page on your desktop, you can also display a Web page in an individual window.

  • Page 134: Customizing Window Toolbars

    Exploring Your Options Personalizing your desktop Customizing window toolbars You can display one or more customizable toolbars at the top of a window. As you browse, the operating system detects the kind of information presented in the window and automatically displays the appropriate toolbar buttons and menus.

  • Page 135: Displaying Information About Each Folder

    The elements you can add to the top of the window are: Toolbar element Address Bar Standard buttons Displays buttons for commonly used Displaying a toolbar in a window Click Start, then click My Computer. The My Computer window appears. On the View menu, point to Toolbars, then click the name of the toolbar you want to display.

  • Page 136: Using Your Computer At The Office

    Exploring Your Options Using your computer at the office Open the folder you want to view as a Web page. In the Tools menu, select Folder Options. In the Tasks section, click the button for Show common tasks in folders. Click Apply, then OK.

  • Page 137: Setting Up For Communications

    Setting up for communications In order to connect to the Internet, use an online service, or communicate across the telephone lines with another computer, you need: A modem (one comes with your computer) A telephone line A browser or communications program An Internet Service Provider (ISP) or online service if you plan to use the Internet Determining the COM port...

  • Page 138: Connecting The Modem To A Telephone Line

    Exploring Your Options Using your computer at the office Make a note of the COM port number. To verify that the modem is set up properly, double-click the COM port to which your modem is connected. The Modem AMR Properties box appears. In the device status area, the computer should indicate whether the modem is working properly.

  • Page 139: Exchanging Data With Another Computer

    Connect to the Network at My Workplace Set up a home or small office network Set up an advanced connection Click Next and follow the directions on the screen. The computer connects to the network. Exchanging data with another computer To transfer a large amount of information between computers, you need a wireless or physical connection and a synchronization program.

  • Page 140: Getting Help Transferring Files

    Exploring Your Options Connecting to the Internet Getting help transferring files Click Start, then Help and Support. The Help and Support window appears. Click the Index button. In the dialog box, type Follow the online guide instructions. Connecting to the Internet To connect to the Internet you need: A modem (one comes with your computer) A telephone line, DSL, a cable connection, or a satellite...

  • Page 141: An Overview Of Using The Internet

    Using a modem If you’re using a modem, you connect the modem to one of the computer’s COM (communications) ports. The default setting for the modem is COM3. If you are having trouble connecting through the modem, you may need to determine the current COM port name and possibly change it.

  • Page 142: The World Wide Web

    Exploring Your Options An overview of using 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 143: Surfing The Internet

    Surfing the Internet Once connected to the Internet, the Web browser displays a home page, for example, your ISP’s home page on the Internet or your company’s Web site home page. To visit a desired Web site, type in the Web address. The Web address, or Uniform Resource Locator (URL), is a unique identifier for that computer system linked to the Internet.

  • Page 144: Uploading And Downloading Files On The Internet

    You can also use the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) supported by a separate software program. 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 145: Exploring Video Features

    Exploring video features Your computer’s video features provide the viewing of presentations or DVD movies on the computer screen. Playing DVDs Open the DVD-ROM tray. Place the DVD in the DVD-ROM drive. Launch WinDVD Bookmark Playlist Variable rewind and fast forward Help Repeat Sample WinDVD control panel with playback controls called...

  • Page 146: Playing Video Cds

    Exploring Your Options Exploring video features Playing Video CDs TECHNICAL NOTE: Video CD playback capability is not enabled on all systems. Fit the DVD-ROM drive in the Modular Bay, if necessary. Place the Video CD in the DVD-ROM drive. Launch WinDVD 2000 and press the Play button. Bookmark Playlist Variable rewind...

  • Page 147: Display Settings Hot Key

    Display settings hot key Using the view DVD movies or presentations on an external device. In this instance, there is an alternative way in which you can manually set the display for external viewing. Right-click anywhere on your desktop and select Properties.

  • Page 148: Exploring Audio Features

    Exploring Your Options Exploring audio features Exploring audio features You can use your computer to record sounds using an external microphone. You can play .wav sound files or audio CDs using the built-in speakers, headphones or external speakers. Recording sounds You can make audio recordings and save them as .wav files by connecting an external microphone or other sound source to the microphone jack and using the Sound Recorder feature...

  • Page 149: Using A Microphone

    Using a microphone Connect an external microphone to the computer. Click Start, point to All Programs, Accessories, Entertainment, then click Sound Recorder. Positioning Sample Sound Recorder screen Click the Record button and speak normally into the microphone. NOTE: You can only record 60 seconds at a time. When you have finished recording, click the Stop button.

  • Page 150: Using External Speakers Or Headphones

    Exploring Your Options Connecting a monitor, keyboard and mouse In the Sound Recorder window, click Edit, then click Audio Properties. In the Audio Properties dialog box, adjust the Recording Volume and Preferred device. Click OK. Your new settings take effect the next time you record. Using external speakers or headphones Your computer is equipped with a full stereo sound system with internal speakers.

  • Page 151: Changing The Display Properties Setting

    You can connect an external USB-compatible keyboard and a USB-compatible mouse to one of the three USB ports. For more information about connecting a mouse, see “Connecting a mouse” on page Changing the display properties setting Right-click anywhere on your desktop and select Properties.

  • Page 152: Using Pc Cards

    Exploring Your Options Using PC Cards Using PC Cards PC Cards expand your computer’s capabilities and usefulness. You can purchase additional PC Cards from your dealer. Most PC Cards conform to the PCMCIA (Personal Computer Memory Card International Association) standard. Your computer has two stacked PC Card slots and supports three types of PC Cards: Two Type I and Type II cards.

  • Page 153: Removing Pc Cards

    Align the card connectors with an available PC Card slot and carefully slide the card into the slot until it locks into place. NOTE: If you have a Type III card, insert the connector into the lower slot. If you have a Type I or Type II card, you can insert it into either the upper or the lower slot.

  • Page 154

    Exploring Your Options Using PC Cards Hot swapping precautions Although you can insert a PC Card at any time, to avoid data loss never remove a card while it is in use. For example: Never remove a hard disk card while the system is accessing it.

  • Page 155: Chapter 7: Windvd 2000

    Chapter 7 WinDVD 2000 WinDVD is a software program for playing back CDs, VideoCDs and DVDs. This chapter explains how to use this program. Playing DVDs TECHNICAL NOTE: For optimum DVD performance, always play DVDs while your computer is connected to AC power. For systems with a DVD-ROM or DVD-ROM/CD-RW multifunction drive, you can use InterVideo WinDVD ™...

  • Page 156

    WinDVD 2000 Playing DVDs WARNING: Before playing a DVD, turn down the volume. Playing the disc at maximum volume could damage your ears. See the control panel playback buttons” on page 159 volume control buttons. Fit the DVD-ROM or DVD-ROM/CD-RW drive into the Modular Bay.

  • Page 157: Using The Windvd Toolbar

    Using the WinDVD toolbar The WinDVD window contains a toolbar at the top and a status bar at the bottom. If the toolbar or status bar does not appear, you can display them by following the instructions in “Setting general properties” on page The toolbar contains basic DVD playback controls.

  • Page 158: Using The Windvd Control Panel

    WinDVD 2000 Playing DVDs Using the WinDVD control panel The WinDVD control panel resembles the control panel of a standard home DVD player. TECHNICAL NOTE: The DVD author determines what features the DVD supports. Depending on the DVD format and your computer’s hardware configuration, some of the control panel features may be unavailable when playing a DVD.

  • Page 159: Using The Control Panel Playback Buttons

    From the WinDVD control panel, you can open an expanded control panel by clicking the expanded controls button. The expanded control panel contains several advanced features. “Using WinDVD Advanced Features” on page 171 explanation of these features. Using the control panel playback buttons Once you have inserted a DVD and started WinDVD, you are ready to play the disc.

  • Page 160

    WinDVD 2000 Playing DVDs Click this To do this Repeat — repeat the current chapter, if the DVD contains chapters. Otherwise this but- ton repeats the DVD from the beginning. When the repeat button is activated, the repeat symbol appears to the left of the chapter number on the control panel counter.

  • Page 161

    Click this To do this Fast backward — move quickly backward through the DVD content. When you reach the desired location, click the play button to resume playing the DVD. Previous — move to the beginning of the previous chapter and resume playing the DVD.

  • Page 162: Maximizing The Video Window

    WinDVD 2000 Using playlists Maximizing the video window To close the WinDVD control panel and expand the video window to fill the screen, click the Maximize button. To display the control panel again, double-click anywhere in the video window. Using playlists TECHNICAL NOTE: The DVD author determines what features the DVD supports.

  • Page 163: Creating Playlists

    Creating playlists On the WinDVD control panel, click the playlist button. The Playlist window appears. Sample Playlist window Click the File button in the lower left corner of the window, to indicate that you are creating a playlist of individual files. In the left display select the drive and folder where the DVD files are located.

  • Page 164: Loading And Playing Playlists

    WinDVD 2000 Customizing WinDVD When you have finished creating your playlist, click Save Playlist to save it. You do not assign a name to the saved playlist, as you can only save one playlist at a time. After saving the playlist, a confirmation dialog box appears.

  • Page 165: Setting General Properties

    On the WinDVD control panel, click the Properties button. WinDVD displays the Properties dialog box, with the General tab on top. Sample Properties dialog box with the General tab on top Setting general properties You use the General tab to select the region code, the drive letter assigned to the DVD-ROM drive, the autoplay default option, and which WinDVD toolbars are displayed by default.

  • Page 166

    WinDVD 2000 Customizing WinDVD NOTE: Most DVD-ROM drives let you change the region code, usually between one and five times. Once a drive has reached the limit, the region code cannot be changed again. Pay careful attention to the Remaining times until permanent box on the General properties tab.

  • Page 167: Setting Audio Properties

    Setting audio properties NOTE: The DVD author determines which features the DVD supports. When playing a DVD, some of the control panel features may be unavailable. Unsupported features appear gray, and you cannot select them. In the Properties dialog box, click the Audio tab. The Audio tab moves to the front.

  • Page 168

    WinDVD 2000 Customizing WinDVD No vocal does not output vocals to any speaker. Left vocal outputs vocals to left speakers only. Right vocal outputs vocals to right speakers only. Both outputs vocals to both left and right speakers. In the Dolby Pro Logic box, select the Always enable check box to enable Dolby Pro Logic.

  • Page 169: Setting Display Properties

    Setting display properties In the Properties dialog box, click the Display tab. The Display tab moves to the front. Sample Properties dialog box with Display tab selected Select the Lock aspect ratio check box to maintain the original aspect ratio when the video window is resized. Otherwise clear the check box.

  • Page 170: Customizing The Control Panel

    WinDVD 2000 Customizing WinDVD Customizing the control panel You can customize the appearance of your WinDVD player’s control panel. To configure the control panel’s appearance: Position the pointer over the control panel, then click the secondary button to display a shortcut menu of control panel options.

  • Page 171: Using Windvd Advanced Features

    You can select a new control panel background color, or select WinDVD to display the control panel in a different format. Sample new WinDVD 2000 control panel appearance You can also select About to display copyright and version information. Using WinDVD Advanced Features TECHNICAL NOTE: The DVD author determines what features the DVD supports.

  • Page 172

    WinDVD 2000 Using WinDVD Advanced Features The features described in this section are available on the WinDVD expanded control panel. To open the expanded control panel, click the expanded controls button on the WinDVD main control panel. See page 155 for help locating the expanded controls button.

  • Page 173

    Using WinDVD Advanced Features Use this Directional buttons — use to navigate the WinDVD menus, as you would the arrow keys on the keyboard. The center button rep- resents Numeric keypad — use these buttons to select a chapter by entering the chapter number.

  • Page 174

    WinDVD 2000 Using WinDVD Advanced Features Use this To do this Menu button — dis- plays all available menus for the current DVD. Examples of menus are: Root, Audio Language, Subtitles. Use your mouse or the control panel directional but- tons to select a menu.

  • Page 175

    Using WinDVD Advanced Features Use this Audio tracks — dis- plays a list of all the audio track options. This feature is most commonly used with multi-language con- tent to change the spo- ken/heard language. This button is enabled only when the DVD supports dynamic audio track changes.

  • Page 176: Zooming In

    WinDVD 2000 Using WinDVD Advanced Features Use this Zooming in You can zoom in on an area of the WinDVD video window to get a closer look. Click the Zoom button, located in the upper-left corner of the directional button panel. Position the cursor over the top-left corner of the area you want to view in close up.

  • Page 177: Panning

    Release the primary button. WinDVD automatically fills the window with the selected area. Panning Once you are zoomed in on an area of the WinDVD video window, you can move the zoom window location using the pan feature. With the video window in zoom mode, click the pan button, located in the lower-right corner of the directional button panel.

  • Page 178: Launching An Internet Browser From Windvd

    WinDVD 2000 Launching an Internet browser from WinDVD The adjustment dialog box provides another set of sliders for adjusting volume and brightness. It also provides two color control sliders. Move the Color control 1 slider to the right to increase the blue and decrease the yellow color values.

  • Page 179: Chapter 8: If Something Goes Wrong

    For further assistance and solutions, use Toshiba’s support tool VirtualTech possible problems. If all else fails, contact Toshiba. You will find information on Toshiba’s support services at the end of this chapter. Your program stops responding. If you are working with a program that suddenly freezes all operations, chances are the program has stopped responding.

  • Page 180

    If Something Goes Wrong To close a program that has stopped responding in the operating system: Press Ctrl If you are using Windows XP Home, the Windows Task Manager appears. If you are using Windows XP Pro, the Windows Security window will appear, you must click the Task Manager button to open the Task Manager.

  • Page 181: Problems When You Turn On The Computer

    Press Ctrl clipboard. Open Notepad (click Start, point to All Programs, then point to Accessories and click Notepad). Press Ctrl Notepad. Add a paragraph break and type some notes describing what you were doing when you received the message. Save the file and refer to it when you contact the software manufacturer.

  • Page 182

    If Something Goes Wrong The Windows The computer displays the message. The computer was placed in Standby mode and the battery has discharged. Data stored in the computer’s memory has been lost. Press To charge the battery, leave the computer plugged into a live wall outlet for several hours.

  • Page 183: The Windows ® Operating System Is Not Working

    The Windows 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 184: The Windows Xp Operating System Can Help You

    If Something Goes Wrong The Windows everyone else is surfing, your access can be slow) and popularity of the site. If accessing a particular site is very slow, try later. My browser can’t find the URL address I typed in. Make sure you separated the domain names of the address with the forward slash (/).

  • Page 185: Resolving A Hardware Conflict

    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 ® Windows Help and Support to troubleshoot the problem first. For help on hardware conflicts: Click Start, then click Help and Support.

  • Page 186

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict as it works. These channels of communication are commonly referred to as system resources. Direct Memory Access Similarly, the data required by the device is stored in a specific place or address in memory called the Direct Memory Access (DMA).

  • Page 187: Fixing A Problem With Device Manager

    For an older device, remove it from the computer. For a Plug and Play device, see Manager” on page Disable another system component and use its resources for the new device, see Manager” on page Reconfigure the device so that its requirements do not conflict.

  • Page 188

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict You are given the option of disabling the device. Click yes or no, whichever is appropriate. Checking device properties Device Manager provides a way to view the properties of a device. Properties include the name of the manufacturer, the type of device, the drivers installed, and the system resources assigned to the device.

  • Page 189: Memory Card Problems

    For more information about Device Manager, refer to ® Windows XP online help. Memory card problems Incorrectly connected or faulty memory modules may cause errors that seem to be device-related. It is worthwhile checking for these first: Turn off the computer via the Start menu. Remove the memory module.

  • Page 190

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict If the AC power light still does not come on, check that the wall outlet is working properly by plugging in a lamp or other appliance. The AC adapter and power cable work correctly, but the battery will not charge.

  • Page 191: Keyboard Problems

    For more information on maximizing battery power, see “Charging the battery” on page Keyboard problems If, when you type, strange things happen or nothing happens, the problem may be related to the keyboard itself. The keyboard produces unexpected characters. A keypad overlay may be on. If the numeric keypad or cursor control light is on, press the cursor control light or press turn off the numeric keypad light.

  • Page 192

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict If you are using the built-in screen, make sure the display priority is not set for an external monitor. To do this, press simultaneously (once). If this does not correct the problem, press display priority to its previous setting.

  • Page 193: Disk Drive Problems

    A message tells you that there is a problem with your display settings and that the adapter type is incorrect or the current settings do not work with your hardware. Reduce the size of the color palette to one that is supported by the computer’s internal display.

  • Page 194

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict To run Error-checking: Click Start, then click My Computer. Right-click the drive you want to check. The drive’s properties box appears. Click the Tools tab. Click the Check now button. The Check Disk All Apps box appears. You can choose one or both options: Automatically fix file system errors Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors...

  • Page 195: Cd-rom Or Dvd-rom Drive Problems

    A diskette will not go into the external diskette drive. You may already have a diskette in the drive. Make sure the drive is empty. You may be inserting the diskette incorrectly. Hold the diskette with the hub side facing down, and insert it so that the metal head window cover goes into the drive first.

  • Page 196

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Replace the disc in the tray. Make sure it is lying flat, label side uppermost. Press the disc down until it locks on the spindle. Close the drive tray carefully, making sure it has shut completely.

  • Page 197

    Playback performance is poor. The use of DMA dramatically increases the DVD playback performance of your system. To make sure DMA is turned on and to check its settings: Open the Start menu, then click Control Panel. Click the Performance and Maintenance icon, then click the System icon.

  • Page 198

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict PC manufacturer or your graphics card vendor to ensure that you have the appropriate drivers for both your hardware (for example, the graphics card) and software (drivers must support the operating system and DVD with WinDVD). Slow playback performance.

  • Page 199

    WinDVD will not function properly with “debug” software installed. The WinDVD application will not function properly if it detects that debug software is present on the system. Remove the debug software to restore functionality of WinDVD. Minimum system requirements WinDVD performs best when these recommended components are present in your system: Sound card (with 48 KHz sampling rate support) ®...

  • Page 200

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Error message and additional information ® Microsoft components are missing. ® Microsoft not installed properly on the system. No audio subsystem could be found for playback. There is a problem with the audio card or audio compo- nent within the system.

  • Page 201

    Error message and additional information The audio settings are incorrect. Please check sound card or drivers. The audio card was found, but there is a problem with the audio card or drivers. The wrong audio driver may be installed in the sys- tem.

  • Page 202

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Error message and additional information This DVD disc cannot be played in this region. The selected region cannot be used due to one of the following: The Region Code of WinDVD and the DVD disc do not match.

  • Page 203: Sound System Problems

    Error message and additional information This file appears to contain unsupported data. The drive or disc cannot be found. This may be caused by one of the following: No disc in the DVD-ROM drive. No DVD-ROM drive. A disc of an unsupported type in the DVD-ROM drive.

  • Page 204: Pc Card Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict in the Mixer Utility (default Enabled), may cause feedback. Revert to the default settings. PC Card problems PC Cards (PCMCIA-compatible) include many types of devices, such as a removable hard disk, additional memory, or a pager.

  • Page 205

    PC Card checklist Make sure the card is inserted properly into the slot. “Inserting PC Cards” on page 152 PC Cards. Make sure all cables are securely connected. Make sure the computer is loading only one version of Card and Socket Services. Occasionally a defective PC Card slips through quality control.

  • Page 206

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict The computer stops working (hangs) when you insert a PC Card. The problem may be caused by an I/O (input/output) conflict between the PCMCIA socket and another device in the system. Use Device Manager to make sure each device has its own I/O base address.

  • Page 207: Printer Problems

    A PC Card error occurs. Reinsert the card to make sure it is properly connected. If the card is attached to an external device, check that the connection is secure. Refer to the card’s documentation, which should contain a troubleshooting section. Printer problems This section lists some of the most common printer problems: The printer will not print.

  • Page 208: Modem Problems

    If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict The printer will not print what you see on the screen. Many programs display information on the screen differently from the way they print it. See if your program has a print preview mode.

  • Page 209: Develop Good Computing Habits

    Develop good computing habits Make sure you are prepared. Save your work frequently. You can never predict when your computer will lock, forcing you to close a program and lose unsaved changes. Many software programs build in an automatic backup, but you should not rely solely on this feature.

  • Page 210: Using Virtualtech

    Run a detailed system report that harvests and compiles your system’s hardware and software information. This report is also accessible to Toshiba’s InTouch Center technicians to reference when you place a call or send a question electronically. Send a message electronically with your questions directly to our InTouch address your situation and contact you.

  • Page 211: If You Need Further Assistance

    Consult the dealer from whom you purchased your computer and/or program. Your dealer is your best source for current information. For the number of a Toshiba dealer near you in the United States, call: (800) 457-7777. Contacting Toshiba If you still need help and suspect that the problem is hardware-related, Toshiba offers a variety of resources to help you.

  • Page 212

    If Something Goes Wrong If you need further assistance Toshiba voice contact Before calling Toshiba, make sure you have: Your computer’s serial number. The computer and any optional devices related to the problem. Backup copies of your Windows all other preloaded software on diskettes or CD-ROM.

  • Page 213: Other Toshiba Internet Web Sites

    Other Toshiba Internet Web sites toshiba.com computers.toshiba.com toshiba.ca toshiba-Europe.com toshiba.co.jp/index.htm csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/ support/supp_home_latin.jsp Toshiba’s worldwide offices Australia Toshiba (Australia) Pty. Limited 84-92 Talavera Road North Ryde NSW 2113 Sydney Australia Belgium Toshiba Information Systems Benelux (Belgium) B.V. Excelsiorlaan 40 B-1930 Zaventem...

  • Page 214

    If Something Goes Wrong Other Toshiba Internet Web sites Finland Scribona TPC OY Sinimäentie 14 P.O. Box 83 02630 ESPOO Finland Germany Toshiba Europe GmbH Leibnizstraße 2 D-93055 Regensburg Germany Hungary Technotrade Kft. Szerencs utca 202 1147 Budapest Hungary Italy Progetto Elettronica 92 s.r.l.

  • Page 215

    Alexandra Technopark Singapore 119968 Slovenia Inea d.o.o. Ljubljanska 80 61230 Domzale Slovenia If Something Goes Wrong Other Toshiba Internet Web sites The Netherlands Toshiba Information Systems Benelux B.V. Rivium Boulevard 41 2909 LK, Capelle a/d IJssel The Netherlands Papua New Guinea Fujitsu (PNG) Pty.

  • Page 216

    If Something Goes Wrong Other Toshiba Internet Web sites Sweden Scribona PC AB Sundbybergsväegen 1 Box 1374 171 27 Solna Sweden United Kingdom Toshiba Information Systems (U.K) Ltd. Toshiba Court Weybridge Business Park Addlestone Road Weybridge KT15 2UL United Kingdom The Rest of Europe Toshiba Europe (I.E.) GmbH...

  • Page 217: 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 or above the key indicating the option or feature the key controls. Instant password security To resume working, if you have registered a user password, press...

  • Page 218: Sound

    Hot Keys Sound Sound volume levels. The alarm volume options are: Off, Low, Medium, and High. Off is always first. Display modes display mode options. The display mode options are: Built-in display panel only, Built-in display panel and external monitor simultaneously, External monitor only, Built in display panel and TV (or other external video device) simultaneously, and TV (or other external video device) only.

  • Page 219: Appendix B: Power Cable Connectors

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

  • Page 220: Australia

    Power Cable Connectors Australia AS approved Europe VDA approved NEMKO approved...

  • Page 221: 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 COM1 COM2 alternating current basic input/output system bits per second compact disc compact disc read-only memory compact disc rewrite memory...

  • Page 222

    Glossary DIMM DSTN DVD-ROM digital versatile (or video) disc read-only memory EPROM HTML IEEE LPT1 MIDI PCMCIA direct memory access dual inline memory module 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...

  • Page 223

    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 224

    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 225

    bus — An electrical circuit that connects the central processing unit (CPU) with other parts of the computer, such as the video adapter, disk drives, and ports. It is the pathway through which data flows from one device to another. See also bus speed, frontside bus.

  • Page 226

    Glossary color palette — A set of specified colors that establishes the colors that can be displayed on the screen at a particular time. compatibility — The extent to which computers, programs, or devices can work together harmoniously, using the same commands, formats, or language as another.

  • Page 227

    direct memory access (DMA) — A dedicated channel, bypassing the CPU, that enables direct data transfer between memory and a device. directory — See folder. disable — To turn a computer option off. See also enable. disc — A round, flat piece of metal, designed to be read from and written to by optical (laser) technology, and used in the production of optical discs, such as CDs and DVDs.

  • Page 228

    Glossary drag — To hold down the TouchPad control button or mouse button while moving the cursor to drag a selected object. In the ® Windows control button or left mouse button, unless otherwise stated. driver — See device driver. DVD —...

  • Page 229

    file extension — The three characters following the period (pronounced “dot”) at the end of a file name. The extension indicates the type of file. Examples are .exe for program files and .hlp for help files. See also file name. folder —...

  • Page 230

    Glossary 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 231

    L2 (level two) cache — Memory cache installed on the motherboard to help improve processing speed. It is slower than L1 cache and faster than main memory. See also cache, CPU cache, L1 cache. LAN (local area network) — A group of computers or other devices dispersed over a relatively limited area and connected by a communications link that enables any device to interact with any other on the network.

  • Page 232

    Glossary modem — Short for “modulator/demodulator.” A device that converts information from digital to analog and back to digital, enabling information to pass back and forth between digital computers and analog telephone lines. motherboard — The main circuit board in the computer. It contains the processor, memory, and other primary components.

  • Page 233

    parallel — Processes that occur simultaneously. In communications, it means the transmission of more than one bit of information at a time. On your computer, the parallel port provides a parallel communications interface between the computer and an appropriate device. Most modern printers are parallel.

  • Page 234

    Glossary RAM (random access memory) — Volatile memory that can be written to as well as read. By volatile, we mean that information in RAM is lost when you turn off your computer. This type of memory is used for your computer’s main memory. See also memory.

  • Page 235

    serial — Processes that occur one at a time. In communications, it means the transmission of one bit at a time sequentially over a single channel. On your computer, the serial port provides a serial interface between the computer and an appropriate device. Compare parallel.

  • Page 236

    Glossary Web — See World Wide Web. Wi-Fi — A trademarked term by the Wireless Capability Ethernet Alliance which stands for Wireless Fidelity. Wi-Fi is another term for the IEEE 2.11b communication protocol to permit an Ethernet connection using wireless communication components. World Wide Web (www) —...

  • Page 237: Index

    Index AC adapter 32, 46, 49 AC power light 109, 123 Accessories programs adding memory audio features avoiding injury battery changing charge not lasting 47, 56, 88 charging conserving power disposal installing 32, 49, 89 light monitoring power NiMH (nickel/metal hydride) not charging removing RTC (real-time clock)

  • Page 238

    channels Character Map charging 47, 56, 88 main battery RTC (real-time clock) battery checking device properties cleaning CD or DVDs computer diskettes click closing programs comfort chair lighting work habits commands Hibernation powering down Stand by Turn Off communications programs setting up system resources via modem...

  • Page 239

    major features properties shortcut menu Start button system tray 100, 111 taskbar Device Manager checking properties disabling a device dial-up connection Dial-Up Networking Wizard Digital Subscriber Lines (DSL) Digital Versatile Discs DirectShow DirectX Foundation Disk Defragmenter disk drive corrupted/damaged data files missing files/trouble accessing a disk running slow...

  • Page 240

    program has performed an illegal operation warning resume failure WinDVD expansion memory slot cover external monitor 136, 150 connecting not working external speakers FAT (File Allocation Table) files 60, 67 backing up copying to diskette printing 59, 64 saving transferring folders displaying information FreedomWare...

  • Page 241

    keyboard character keys Ctrl, Fn, and Alt keys cursor control overlay function keys hot keys indicator panel 181, 191 not working numeric keypad overlay overlay keys unexpected characters Windows special keys lights 32, 46, 49 AC power 32, 49, 89 battery caps lock cursor control mode...

  • Page 242

    PC Card inserted computer will not power up contacting Toshiba corrupted/damaged data files Device Manager disabling a device disk drive is slow display is blank DVD-ROM controls are gray drive tray doesn’t eject...

  • Page 243

    open video content poor DVD-ROM performance is poor DVD-ROM slow playback external display not working external keyboard not working external monitor faulty memory 185, 186 hardware conflict hardware conflict caused by legacy device Help high-pitched noise illegal operation Internet bookmarked site not found Internet connection is slow InTouch Center...

  • Page 244

    System Restore System Tools system tray taskbar customizing telephone line connecting the modem text file toolbars displaying in a window Toshiba Accessories Information Forum Internet Web sites online services TouchPad using using with control buttons transferring files transferring information between...

  • Page 245

    VirtualTech using volume, adjusting alarm warranty SelectServ Web address Web browsers Web content interface Web sites Support Online Web sites,Toshiba windows 30, 49, 56, Windows Explorer Windows Help Windows Media Player Windows XP WinDVD hiding repositioning 110, 112 resizing...

  • Page 246

    playing DVDs playlists properties, audio properties, display region codes Root or Title menu does not open slow playback starting status bar system requirements toolbar video content poor video window, maximizing 176, 177 zoom 145, 146 WinDVD 2000 Wizards Add Printer Windows PC Card World Wide Web...

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