HP Compaq Presario,Presario R4000 Hardware And Software Manual

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Hardware and Software
Guide
Compaq Notebook Series
Document Part Number: 375341-001
March 2005
This guide explains how to identify and use most of the hardware
and software features, including optional wireless features,
available on your notebook. For additional notebook information,
including troubleshooting information, refer to the Help and
Support Center at Start > Help and Support. If your model
includes a wireless device, wireless setup information is provided
in a printed Go Wireless booklet. Additional 802.11 information
is included within 802.11 software.

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    Hardware and Software Guide Compaq Notebook Series Document Part Number: 375341-001 March 2005 This guide explains how to identify and use most of the hardware and software features, including optional wireless features, available on your notebook. For additional notebook information, including troubleshooting information, refer to the Help and Support Center at Start >...

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    The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    1 Component ID Top Components ....... 1–1 Keyboard and Mute Lights ....1–1 Power/Standby, Wireless and Memory Reader Lights .

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    Contents 2 Power Power Control and Light Locations ....2–1 Power Sources ....... . . 2–3 Selecting a Power Source .

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    3 Keyboard TouchPad ........3–1 Using the TouchPad.

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    Contents 5 Drives Drive Care ........5–1 IDE Drive Light .

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Expansion Memory Module Slot ....8–1 Selecting a Memory Module ....8–2 Removing or Inserting a Memory Module .

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Contents 12 Security Security Features ......12–1 Security Preferences in the Setup Utility ... . 12–3 QuickLock .

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    14 Software Updates and Recovery Software Updates ......14–1 Accessing Notebook Product Information ..14–2 Accessing Notebook ROM Information .

  • Page 10: Top Components, Keyboard And Mute Lights

    Top Components Keyboard and Mute Lights Component Caps lock light Mute light Num lock light Hardware and Software Guide Component ID Description On: Caps lock is on. On: Volume is muted. On: Num lock is on or the embedded numeric keypad is enabled. 1–1...

  • Page 11: Memory Reader Lights

    Component ID Power/Standby, Wireless and Memory Reader Lights Component Wireless light (select models only) Power/standby light Memory Reader light (select models only) *For information about establishing a wireless connection, refer to the printed Go W ireless booklet, included with your notebook, and to 11, “Wireless (Select Models Only).”...

  • Page 12: Touchpad

    TouchPad Component TouchPad light TouchPad* TouchPad horizontal scroll zone* Left and right TouchPad buttons* TouchPad vertical scroll zone* TouchPad button *This table describes default settings. For information about changing the functions of TouchPad components, refer to Chapter 3, “Keyboard.” Hardware and Software Guide Description On: TouchPad is enabled.

  • Page 13: Power Controls

    Component ID Power Controls Component Power button* Display switch* *This table describes default settings. For information about changing the function of the display switch or power button, refer to Options Window” 1–4 Description When the notebook is ■ Off, press to turn on the notebook. ■...

  • Page 14: Wireless And Volume Buttons

    Wireless and Volume Buttons Component Wireless button (select models only) Volume down button Volume up button Volume mute button Hardware and Software Guide Description Turns the wireless functionality on or off, but does not create a wireless connection. ✎ To establish a wireless connection, a wireless network must already be set up.

  • Page 15: Keys

    Component ID Keys Component Function keys (12) Embedded numeric keypad keys (15) fn key Windows logo key Windows applications key 1–6 Description Perform system and application tasks. When combined with fn, the function keys perform additional tasks as hotkeys. Can be used like the keys on an external numeric keypad.

  • Page 16: Front Components

    Front Components Component Power/standby light* Battery light IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics) drive light Display release button Stereo speakers (2) *The notebook has 2 power/standby lights. The power/standby light on the top of the notebook is visible only when the notebook is open; the power/standby light on the front of the notebook is visible when the notebook is closed.

  • Page 17: Rear Components

    Component ID Rear Components Component Power connector Exhaust vents (2)* External monitor port † USB port RJ-11 (modem) jack *The notebook has 5 vents. Another one of these vents is visible on the right side of the notebook. All vents are visible on the bottom of the notebook. †...

  • Page 18: Right-side Components, Ports

    Right-Side Components Ports Component 1394 port (select models only) USB port* Expansion port 2 *The notebook has 4 USB ports. The other USB ports are on the left side and the rear of the notebook. † The notebook has only one expansion port. The term expansion port 2 describes the type of expansion port.

  • Page 19: Jacks And Vent

    Component ID Jacks and Vent Component Audio-out (headphone) jack Audio-in (microphone) jack Exhaust vent* RJ-45 (network) jack S-Video-out jack *The notebook has 5 vents. Two of these vents are visible on the rear of the notebook. All vents are visible on the bottom of the notebook. 1–10 Description Connects optional headphones or powered...

  • Page 20: Left-side Components, External Card Features

    Left-Side Components External Card Features Component ExpressCard slot (select models only) Memory Reader (select models only) Memory Reader light (select models only) PC Card slot PC Card eject button *The slot supports most digital memory cards. For example, you could use a Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, xD-Picture Card, MultiMediaCard, or SmartMedia (SM) card.

  • Page 21: Security Cable Slot, Ports And Bays

    Component ID Security Cable Slot, Ports and Bays Component Security cable slot USB ports (2)* † Optical drive Optical drive release button *The notebook has 4 USB ports. The other USB ports are on the right side and the rear of the notebook. †...

  • Page 22: Bottom Components, Bays And Vents

    Bottom Components Bays and Vents Component Battery bay Exhaust vents (5) Hard drive bay Battery pack release latch *Battery packs vary by notebook model. Hardware and Software Guide Description Holds a battery pack.* Provide airflow to cool internal components. Ä To prevent overheating, do not obstruct vents.

  • Page 23: Expansion Memory Module Compartment

    Component ID Expansion Memory Module Compartment Component Expansion memory module compartment *Your notebook contains 2 memory module slots. For more memory information refer to 1–14 Description Contains one memory module slot. As shipped, the slot may be vacant or may contain a replaceable memory module.* Chapter 8, “Memory Modules.”...

  • Page 24: Wireless Antennae

    Wireless Antennae Components Antennae (2)* *The antennae are not visible from the outside of the notebook. For optimal transmission, keep the areas immediately around the antennae free from obstructions. Hardware and Software Guide Description Send and receive wireless device signals. Å...

  • Page 25: Additional Hardware Components, Power And Modem Hardware

    Component ID Additional Hardware Components The components included with your notebook vary by region, country, notebook model, and the optional hardware you purchased. The following sections identify the standard external components included with most notebook models. Power and Modem Hardware Component AC adapter* Power cord*...

  • Page 26: Optical Discs

    Optical Discs Software on optical discs, such as CDs or DVDs, is included with all notebook models. ■ The discs packaged in the “Required for Setup” bag provide software that is not preinstalled on your notebook. Depending on how you want to use your notebook, you may want to install some or all of these applications.

  • Page 27: Labels, Travel

    Component ID Labels The labels affixed to your notebook provide information you may need when you troubleshoot system problems or travel internationally with the notebook. ■ Service Tag—Provides the product name, product number (P/N), and serial number (S/N) of your notebook. You may need the product number and the serial number when you contact Customer Care.

  • Page 28: Power Control And Light Locations

    Power Power Control and Light Locations The following illustration is provided as a quick reference to the locations of the power controls and lights on the notebook. Hardware and Software Guide 2–1...

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    Power The function of each of these items is summarized in “Component ID.” in this chapter. 1 Power/standby lights (2) hotkey fn+f5 3 Battery light ✎ The notebook has 2 power/standby lights. The power/standby light on the top of the notebook is visible only when the notebook is open.

  • Page 30: Power Sources, Selecting A Power Source

    Power Sources Selecting a Power Source The notebook can run on battery power from an inserted battery pack or on external power supplied through the AC adapter or an optional docking device. You can use power from any of these sources while working in most software applications.

  • Page 31: Using External Or Battery Power

    Power Using External or Battery Power The notebook runs on external power whenever external power is available to the notebook. This conserves the charge in an inserted battery pack. Because the notebook switches between battery power and external power according to the availability of external power: ■...

  • Page 32: Standby And Hibernation, Standby

    Standby and Hibernation Standby Standby reduces power to system components that are not in use. When standby is initiated, your work is saved in random access memory (RAM), the screen is cleared, and the power/standby lights blink. Saving your work before initiating standby is not usually necessary but is a recommended precaution.

  • Page 33: Hibernation

    Power Hibernation CAUTION: If the configuration of the notebook system is changed during Ä hibernation, it may not be possible to resume from hibernation. When the notebook is in hibernation: ■ Do not add or remove a memory module. ■ Do not connect or disconnect an external device.

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    Hibernation is enabled by default but can be disabled. To prevent loss of work during a critical low-battery condition, disable hibernation only during a battery pack calibration. To verify that hibernation is enabled: » Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance >...

  • Page 35: Initiating Standby, Hibernation Or Shutdown

    Power Initiating Standby, Hibernation or Shutdown The following 3 sections provide information about using standby, hibernation, and shutdown in various circumstances. For information about how to initiate or resume from standby, how to initiate or restore from hibernation, and how to turn your notebook on or off, refer to chapter.

  • Page 36: Default Power Settings

    When Using Drive Media To prevent the loss of playback or playback quality, do not initiate standby or hibernation while playing a drive medium such as a CD or DVD. If standby or hibernation is initiated while a drive medium is in use, you may see the warning message “Putting the computer into hibernation or standby might stop the playback.

  • Page 37: Turning The Notebook Or Display On Or Off

    Power Turning the Notebook or Display On or Off Task Procedure Turn on the Press the power button. notebook. ✎ ■ In Windows XP Home, Shut down the notebook. ■ In Windows XP Turn off the Close the notebook. display. *If the system is unresponsive and you are unable to shut down the notebook with this procedure, refer to this chapter.

  • Page 38: Initiating Or Restoring From Hibernation

    Initiating or Restoring from Hibernation Hibernation cannot be initiated unless it is enabled. Hibernation is enabled by default. To verify that hibernation remains enabled: » Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Power Options > Hibernate tab. If hibernation is enabled, the Enable hibernation check box is selected.

  • Page 39: Initiating Or Resuming From Standby

    Power Initiating or Resuming from Standby Task Procedure Initiate standby. With the notebook on, use any of the following procedures: ■ Press the fn+f5 hotkey. ■ Close the notebook.* ■ In Windows XP Home, Allow the system No action is required. The system to initiate standby.

  • Page 40: Using Emergency Shutdown Procedures, Power Options, Accessing The Power Options Window

    Using Emergency Shutdown Procedures If the notebook does not respond to the standard Windows shutdown procedure for your operating system, try the following emergency shutdown procedures in the sequence provided: ■ Press ctrl+alt+del. ❏ In Windows XP Home, select Shut Down > Turn Off. ❏...

  • Page 41: Displaying The Power Meter Icon

    Power To change the function of the power button or the display switch: 1. Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Power Options > Advanced tab. ❏ To change the function of the power button, select a function from the drop-down list for When I press the power button on my computer.

  • Page 42: Setting Or Changing A Power Scheme

    Setting or Changing a Power Scheme A power scheme controls the amount of power used by the notebook. You can set power schemes that conserve power while the notebook is running on battery power and power schemes that maximize performance while the notebook is running on external power.

  • Page 43: Using A Security Password

    Power Using a Security Password Among the security passwords that you can use to protect your notebook is a standby password. When a standby password is set, you are prompted for the standby password each time the notebook is resumed from standby or restored from hibernation.

  • Page 44: Battery Packs, Inserting Or Removing A Battery Pack

    Battery Packs Inserting or Removing a Battery Pack CAUTION: To prevent loss of work when removing a battery pack that Ä is the only power source, shut down the notebook or initiate hibernation before removing the battery pack. (If you initiate hibernation, do not begin battery pack removal until the power/standby lights are turned off, indicating that hibernation is complete.) Inserting a Battery Pack...

  • Page 45: Removing A Battery Pack

    Power Removing a Battery Pack Although battery packs vary by model, the removal procedure is the same for all models. To remove a battery pack: 1. Turn the notebook upside down. 2. Slide and hold the battery pack release latch 1 as you pivot the battery pack out of the battery bay 2.

  • Page 46: Temperature, Notebook, Charging Battery Packs

    Charging Battery Packs A battery pack inserted in the notebook charges whenever the notebook is connected to external power through the AC adapter or through an optional docking device. A battery pack inserted in the notebook charges whether the notebook is off or in use, but the battery pack charges faster while the notebook is off.

  • Page 47: Monitoring The Charge In A Battery Pack

    Power Charging a New Battery Pack To charge a new battery pack: ■ Charge the battery pack while the notebook is connected to external power through the AC adapter. ■ When you charge the battery pack, charge it fully. Charging an In-Use Battery Pack To charge an in-use battery pack: ■...

  • Page 48: Managing Low-battery Conditions

    Displaying Charge Information on the Screen To display battery charge information on the screen: ■ Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Power Options > Power Meter tab. – or – ■ Right-click the Power Meter icon, and then select Open Power Meter.

  • Page 49: Display

    Power Identifying Low-Battery Conditions Low-Battery Condition When a battery pack that is the only power source for the notebook reaches a low-battery condition, a text warning message is displayed. If you try to start the notebook from a battery pack that is in a low-battery condition, the battery light blinks.

  • Page 50: When External Power Is Available, When A Charged Battery Pack Is Available

    Resolving Low-Battery Conditions CAUTION: To prevent loss of data when restoring from hibernation: If Ä the notebook has reached a critical low-battery condition and has begun to initiate hibernation, do not restore power until hibernation is complete. When hibernation is complete, the battery light and the power/standby lights are turned off.

  • Page 51: Calibrating A Battery Pack

    Power Calibrating a Battery Pack When to Calibrate Even if a battery pack is heavily used, calibration should be necessary only once a month. You do not have to calibrate a new battery pack before first use. Calibration does not usually increase battery run time, but it can increase the accuracy of battery charge displays, especially under the following conditions: ■...

  • Page 52: How To Calibrate, Charging The Battery Pack, Discharging The Battery Pack

    How to Calibrate To calibrate a battery pack, you must fully charge, fully discharge, and then fully recharge the battery pack. Charging the Battery Pack Charge the battery pack while the notebook is on. To charge the battery pack: 1. Insert the battery pack into the notebook. 2.

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    Power ■ The system will not decrease hard drive speed while the notebook is idle. ■ System-initiated standby will not occur. To fully discharge the battery pack: 1. Disable hibernation. To disable hibernation: a. Select Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance >...

  • Page 54: Recharging The Battery Pack

    Recharging the Battery Pack 1. Connect the notebook to external power and maintain the connection until the battery pack is fully recharged and the battery light is turned off. You can use the notebook while the battery pack is recharging, but the battery pack will charge faster if the notebook is turned off.

  • Page 55: Conserving Battery Power

    Power Conserving Battery Power To extend the time that a battery pack can run the notebook from a single charge, use the following battery conservation procedures and settings. Conserving Power as You Work To conserve battery power as you work: ■...

  • Page 56: Storing A Battery Pack

    Selecting Power Conservation Settings To set the notebook to use less power: ■ Select a short wait for the screen saver and select a screen saver with minimal graphics and motion. To select a screen saver and a screen saver wait time: Select Start >...

  • Page 57: Disposing Of A Used Battery Pack

    Follow the local laws and regulations in your area for computer battery pack disposal. In Europe, dispose of or recycle battery packs by using the public collection system or by returning them to HP, your service partner, or their agents. 2–30...

  • Page 58: Keyboard, Touchpad, Using The Touchpad

    TouchPad Using the TouchPad The TouchPad, shown in the following illustration, is enabled each time the notebook is turned on. Hardware and Software Guide Keyboard 3–1...

  • Page 59: External Mouse

    Keyboard When the TouchPad is enabled, the TouchPad light 1 is on and the TouchPad provides the functions of an optional external mouse: ■ To move the pointer, slide your finger across the TouchPad surface 2 in the direction you want to move the pointer. ■...

  • Page 60: Setting Mouse Properties

    Setting Mouse Properties TouchPad preferences are set in the Mouse Properties window and the TouchPad Properties window. To access the Mouse Properties window: » Select Start > Control Panel > Printers and Other Hardware > Mouse. To access the TouchPad Properties window: 1.

  • Page 61: Hotkeys, Hotkey Quick Reference

    Keyboard Hotkeys Hotkey Quick Reference A hotkey is a preset combination of the key or one of the function keys. The icons on the function keys, hotkey functions. Hotkey functions are summarized in the following table. You can display a similar summary of hotkey functions on your screen.

  • Page 62: Using Hotkey Procedures, Using Hotkey Commands

    Using Hotkey Procedures To use a hotkey command on the notebook keyboard, use either of the following procedures: ■ Briefly press of the hotkey command. ■ Press and hold down the hotkey command, and then release both keys at the same time.

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    Keyboard ■ Updates for your operating system, device drivers, and the software provided on your notebook. ■ Checkups for notebook functionality. ■ Automated and interactive troubleshooting, repair solutions, and system recovery procedures. ■ Links to Customer Care. Opening the Print Window (fn+f2) hotkey opens the print window of the active Windows fn+f2 application.

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    Switching Displays (fn+f4) hotkey switches the image among display devices fn+f4 connected to the system. For example, if an optional monitor is connected to the notebook through the external monitor port, each time you press the the notebook display, the monitor display, and a simultaneous display on both the notebook and the monitor.

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    Keyboard Initiating Standby (fn+f5) hotkey initiates standby. fn+f5 When standby is initiated, your work is saved in random access memory (RAM), the screen clears, and power is conserved. While the notebook is in standby, the power/standby lights blink. ■ To initiate standby, the notebook must be on. If the notebook is in hibernation, you must restore from hibernation before you can initiate standby.

  • Page 66

    3. Select Create a password, and then follow the instructions on the screen. ✎ If the account is already protected by a Windows password, the Create a password link is not displayed. You can lock and unlock the account as described next in this section by the existing password.

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    Keyboard Decreasing Screen Brightness (fn+f7) hotkey decreases the brightness of the notebook screen. fn+f7 The longer you hold down the dims. Decreasing screen brightness conserves power. Increasing Screen Brightness (fn+f8) hotkey increases the brightness of the notebook fn+f8 screen. The longer you hold down the the screen brightens.

  • Page 68: Using Hotkeys With External Keyboards

    Playing the Previous Track or Chapter of an Audio CD or a DVD (fn+f11) hotkey plays the previous track of an audio CD or the fn+f11 previous chapter of a DVD that is playing. Playing the Next Track or Chapter of an Audio CD or a DVD (fn+f12) hotkey plays the next track of an audio CD or the next fn+f12...

  • Page 69: Quick Launch Buttons Software

    Keyboard Quick Launch Buttons Software You can use the Quick Launch Buttons control panel to ■ Set preferences for the display of the Quick Launch Buttons icon. ■ Display hotkeys information. ■ Change the size and arrangement of icons and text on your Windows desktop.

  • Page 70: Displaying Hotkey Information

    2. Select the Advanced tab. On the Advanced tab you can ❏ Display or hide the Quick Launch Buttons icon on your taskbar. ◆ To display the icon, select the Show icon on the taskbar check box. ◆ To hide the icon, clear the Show icon on the taskbar check box.

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    Keyboard Setting Windows Desktop Icon Display Preferences To change the size of the icons on your desktop and of the text displayed with them: 1. Open the Quick Launch Buttons control panel: ❏ Select Start > Control Panel > Printers and Other Hardware >...

  • Page 72: Keypads

    If you select a very large icon display and have set your operating system to Auto Arrange the icons on your Windows desktop, the icons may overlap. To clear the Auto Arrange setting: 1. Right-click an open area on your Windows desktop. 2.

  • Page 73: Using The Embedded Numeric Keypad

    Keyboard Using the Embedded Numeric Keypad The embedded numeric keypad consists of 15 keys that can be used like the keys on an external numeric keypad. When the embedded numeric keypad is turned on, each keypad key performs the functions indicated by the icon in the upper-right corner of the key.

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    Keyboard Enabling and Disabling The embedded numeric keypad is disabled by default. When the embedded numeric keypad is disabled, press fn+num lk 1 to enable the keypad. The num lock light 2 is turned on. When the embedded numeric keypad is enabled, press fn+num lk to disable the keypad.

  • Page 75: Using An External Numeric Keypad

    Keyboard Switching Key Functions You can temporarily switch the functions of an embedded numeric keypad key between its standard function and its keypad function. ■ To use a key on the keypad as a keypad key while the keypad is turned off, press and hold ■...

  • Page 76: Audio Features, Using The Audio-in (microphone) Jack

    Audio Features Using the Audio-In (Microphone) Jack The audio-in jack, identified in the following illustration, connects an optional monaural (single sound channel) microphone. The audio-out jack is sometimes called a microphone jack. It is recommended that you use an electret condenser microphone with a 3.5-mm plug.

  • Page 77: Using The Audio-out (headphone) Jack

    Multimedia Using the Audio-Out (Headphone) Jack WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury, adjust the volume Å before putting on headphones. CAUTION: To prevent possible damage to an external device, do not Ä plug a monaural (single sound channel) plug into the audio-out jack. The audio-out jack, identified in the following illustration, connects optional headphones or externally powered stereo speakers.

  • Page 78: Adjusting The Volume

    Adjusting the Volume You can adjust volume with the volume buttons on the notebook or the volume control software available in your operating system and in some multimedia applications. The volume mute button on the notebook overrides all software volume settings. Using the Volume Buttons To adjust volume using the notebook volume buttons: ■...

  • Page 79: Video Features, Using The S-video-jack

    Multimedia Using the Windows Volume Icon To place the Windows Volume icon on the taskbar, select Start > Control Panel > Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices > Sounds and Audio Devices, and then select the Volume tab. Select the check box for Place volume icon in the taskbar, and then select OK.

  • Page 80

    To transmit video signals through the S-Video-out jack, you need a standard S-Video cable, available from most computer or electronics retailers. To connect the S-Video cable: 1. Plug either end of the S-Video cable into the notebook S-Video-out jack. 2. Plug the other end of the cable into the S-Video-in jack (not the S-Video-out jack) on the external device.

  • Page 81: Connecting A Monitor, Projector Or Television

    Multimedia Connecting a Monitor, Projector or Television Connecting a Monitor or Projector To connect an optional VGA monitor or projector to the notebook: 1. Be sure the monitor or projector is turned off. 2. Connect the VGA cable on the monitor or projector to the external monitor port, which is on the rear of the notebook.

  • Page 82: Connecting A Television, Connecting The Audio, Connecting The Video

    Connecting a Television To connect a television to the notebook—or to set up most other configurations that combine audio and visual functions—you need an audio cable and an S-Video cable. The cables can be purchased from most computer or electronics retailers. Connecting the Audio To connect the audio, you need an audio cable that connects the audio-out (headphone) jack on the notebook to the audio-in...

  • Page 83: Changing The Video Display

    Multimedia Changing the Video Display Displaying and Switching the Video Image To display an image on the notebook display or on an optional external video device display, both the notebook and the video device must be turned on. To switch the image between the notebook display and the video device display: »...

  • Page 84: Multimedia Software, Finding Included Multimedia Applications, Selecting Multimedia Applications

    Multimedia Software Finding Included Multimedia Applications The multimedia applications included with your notebook are determined by your region and notebook model. Some of the applications that may be included with your notebook are described in next in this chapter. Your notebook may include additional multimedia applications. Be sure to explore ■...

  • Page 85: Using Default Applications

    Multimedia Using Default Applications In most cases, when you insert a disc into the optical drive, the system will open a default application appropriate for the disc. Default applications vary according to which applications are installed. If you prefer to play a disc with an application other than the default application, open your preferred application and then select the disc from within that application.

  • Page 86: Using Sonic Recordnow

    Using Apple iTunes Apple iTunes can be used to play audio CDs, copy music to or from CDs, listen to Internet radio stations, share your music library with other computers, and search for and organize music files. Apple iTunes can also be used to create lists of your favorite songs and to create CDs and DVDs.

  • Page 87: Installing Multimedia Applications

    Multimedia Installing Multimedia Applications Installing Preloaded Applications Some multimedia applications included with your computer are preloaded but not preinstalled. A preloaded item is loaded on your hard drive but cannot be used until it is installed. To access preloaded items, select Start > All Programs > Software Setup.

  • Page 88

    Installing Applications from a Disc Most of the applications on discs included with your notebook can be installed by using the following procedure. To install multimedia software from a disc: 1. Connect the notebook to reliable external power. 2. Make sure that your notebook is on and in Windows. 3.

  • Page 89: Using Multimedia Applications

    Multimedia Using Multimedia Applications Observing the Copyright Warning It is a criminal offense, under applicable copyright laws, to make unauthorized copies of copyright-protected material, including computer programs, films, broadcasts, and sound recordings. This notebook should not be used for such purposes. Accessing Help for Multimedia Applications Most multimedia applications include a Help file that you can access from the menu bar or from an icon that may be identified...

  • Page 90: Protecting A Cd Or Dvd Write Process

    Protecting a CD or DVD Write Process CAUTION: To prevent loss of work and damage to a disc: Ä ■ Before writing to a disc, connect the notebook to a reliable external power source. Do not write to a disc while the notebook is running on battery power.

  • Page 91: Using Media Activity Hotkeys

    Multimedia Using Media Activity Hotkeys A media activity hotkey is a preset combination of the and one of the function keys. You can use media activity hotkeys to control the play of an audio CD or a DVD that is inserted in the optical drive.

  • Page 92: Setting Autoplay Preferences

    Protecting Playback To prevent the loss of playback or playback quality: ■ For optimal playback quality, save your work and close all open applications before playing a CD or a DVD. ■ Dock or undock the notebook from an optional docking device before or after playing a disc, not while playing a disc.

  • Page 93: Changing Dvd Region Settings

    Multimedia AutoPlay preferences are not available for diskettes, but can be applied to most other removable storage devices. AutoPlay preferences can be set for a digital memory card such as a Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, xD-Picture Card, MultiMediaCard, or SmartMedia (SM) card.

  • Page 94

    You can play a DVD containing a region code only if the region code on the DVD matches the region setting on your DVD-ROM drive or combo drive. If the region code on a DVD does not match the region setting on your DVD-ROM drive or combo drive, the message, “Playback of content from this region is not permitted,”...

  • Page 95

    Multimedia Changing DVD Settings in a Multimedia Application If you use InterVideo WinDVD Player software, you may find it more convenient to change DVD region settings within WinDVD Player than to change DVD region settings in the operating system. To access instructions for changing DVD region settings within InterVideo WinDVD Player: 1.

  • Page 96: Drive Care

    Drive Care CAUTION: To prevent damage to the notebook or a drive and loss Ä of work: ■ Handle a drive carefully. Do not drop it. ■ Avoid exposing a hard drive to devices with magnetic fields. Products with magnetic fields include video and audio tape erasure products, monitors, and speakers.

  • Page 97: Ide Drive Light, Primary Hard Drive

    Drives IDE Drive Light When the IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics) light, identified in the following illustration, is on or blinking, the primary hard drive or an optical drive is being accessed. Primary Hard Drive The primary hard drive, sometimes called the internal hard drive, is the hard drive inside the hard drive bay.

  • Page 98: Optical Drive, Inserting An Optical Disc

    Optical Drive Inserting an Optical Disc To protect your CD or DVD during this procedure, handle the disc by the edges, rather than by the flat surfaces. To insert an optical disc: 1. Be sure the notebook is turned on. 2.

  • Page 99: Removing An Optical Disc (with Power)

    Drives Removing an Optical Disc (With Power) This procedure can be used only when your notebook is turned on. If your notebook is turned off, refer to Disc (Without Power),” A CD or DVD that is playing must be stopped before it can be removed.

  • Page 100: Removing An Optical Disc (without Power)

    Removing an Optical Disc (Without Power) When the notebook is turned off or when no power is available to the notebook, the media release button does not work. Use the following procedure to remove a disc without using the media release button.

  • Page 101: Displaying Optical Disc Contents, Avoiding Standby Or Hibernation

    Drives Displaying Optical Disc Contents Your AutoPlay settings determine how the notebook responds when you insert an optical disc or use software to access an optical disc. For example, AutoPlay can be set to display the contents of discs as soon as they are inserted. For information about setting AutoPlay preferences, refer to “Setting AutoPlay Preferences”...

  • Page 102: Pc Cards And Expresscards

    PC Cards and ExpressCards What Is a PC Card? CAUTION: To prevent loss of support for some PC Cards, do not install Ä all of the software or any of the enablers provided by a single PC Card manufacturer. If you are instructed by the documentation included with a PC Card to install device drivers: ■...

  • Page 103: Inserting A Pc Card

    PC Cards and ExpressCards Inserting a PC Card CAUTION: To prevent damage to the PC Card connectors: Ä ■ Use minimal force when inserting a PC Card into a PC Card slot. ■ Do not move or transport the notebook while a PC Card is inserted. As shipped, the PC Card slot contains a protective insert.

  • Page 104

    PC Cards and ExpressCards 2. To insert a PC Card: a. Position the card label-side up with the connectors facing the notebook. b. Gently slide the card into the slot until the card is seated. Hardware and Software Guide 6–3...

  • Page 105: Stopping Or Removing A Pc Card

    PC Cards and ExpressCards Stopping or Removing a PC Card CAUTION: To prevent loss of work or an unresponsive system, stop a Ä PC Card before removing it. ✎ Stopping a PC Card, even if it is not in use, conserves power. To stop or remove a PC Card: 1.

  • Page 106: What Is An Expresscard?, Selecting An Expresscard

    What Is an ExpressCard? An ExpressCard is a next-generation, high-performance PC Card. Like standard PC Cards, ExpressCards are designed to conform to the standard specifications of the Personal Computer Memory Card International Association (PCMCIA). An ExpressCard cannot be used in standard PC Card slot. An ExpressCard slot is available on select models.

  • Page 107: Configuring An Expresscard, Inserting An Expresscard

    PC Cards and ExpressCards Configuring an ExpressCard CAUTION: To prevent loss of support for some ExpressCards, do not Ä install all of the software or any of the enablers provided by a single ExpressCard manufacturer. If you are instructed by the documentation included with your ExpressCard to install device drivers: ■...

  • Page 108

    1. To release and remove the ExpressCard slot insert: a. Press the insert firmly inward, and then quickly release your pressure 1. b. Pull the insert out of the slot 2. 2. To insert an ExpressCard: a. Position the card label-side up with the connectors facing the notebook.

  • Page 109: Stopping Or Removing An Expresscard

    PC Cards and ExpressCards Stopping or Removing an ExpressCard CAUTION: To prevent loss of work or an unresponsive system, stop the Ä ExpressCard before removing it. ✎ Stopping an ExpressCard, even if it is not in use, conserves power. To stop or remove an ExpressCard: 1.

  • Page 110: What Is A Digital Memory Card?

    What Is a Digital Memory Card? Digital memory cards are often used for digital storage on cameras, camcorders, and other handheld devices. The Memory Reader available on select notebook models supports most digital memory cards. For example, you can use cards of the following types: ■...

  • Page 111: Using The Memory Reader Light

    Digital Memory Cards Using the Memory Reader Light The Memory Reader light, identified in the following illustration, is available only on notebook models which feature a Memory Reader. The light is ■ Turned on when an inserted digital memory card is being accessed.

  • Page 112: Insertion

    Insertion CAUTION: To prevent damage to digital memory card connectors: Ä ■ Use minimal force when inserting a digital memory card into the Memory Reader. ■ Do not move or transport the notebook while a digital memory card is inserted in the Memory Reader. To insert a digital memory card: 1.

  • Page 113: Removal

    Digital Memory Cards Removal To stop and remove a digital memory card: 1. Close all applications and complete all activities that are using the card. (To stop a data transfer, select the Cancel button in the Windows Copying window.) 2. To stop the card, select the Safely Remove Hardware icon on the taskbar, and then select the digital memory card.

  • Page 114: What Is A Memory Module?, Primary Memory Module Slot, Expansion Memory Module Slot

    What Is a Memory Module? A memory module is a narrow, printed, circuit board that holds memory chips. A memory module is inserted into a memory module slot. Your notebook has 2 memory module slots, a primary memory module slot and an expansion memory module slot. Memory modules increase random access memory (RAM).

  • Page 115: Selecting A Memory Module, Removing Or Inserting A Memory Module

    Memory Modules Selecting a Memory Module For optimal performance, it is recommended that you install only memory modules approved for use with your notebook model. ■ To access information about approved memory modules, select Start > Help and Support. ■ When you turn on the notebook after inserting a module that is not supported by your notebook, the power/standby lights blink and the notebook beeps 4 times.

  • Page 116

    4. Disconnect the notebook from external power. 5. Turn the notebook upside down. 6. Remove the battery pack. (For instructions, refer to or Removing a Battery Pack” 7. Loosen the expansion memory module compartment screw 1, and then lift up and remove the expansion memory module compartment cover 2.

  • Page 117

    Memory Modules 8. Remove or insert the memory module. To remove a memory module: a. Pull away the retention clips on each side of the module 1. (The module tilts upward.) b. Grasp the module by the edges, and then gently pull the module out of the expansion memory module slot 2.

  • Page 118

    To insert a memory module: a. Align the keyed (notched) edge of the module with the keyed (tabbed) area in the expansion memory module slot 1. b. With the module at a 45-degree angle from the surface of the expansion memory module compartment, press the module into the expansion memory module slot until the module is seated 2.

  • Page 119

    Memory Modules 9. To close the expansion memory module compartment: a. Align the tabs on the expansion memory module compartment cover with the cover slots on the notebook 1. b. Tilt the cover downward until it is seated 2. 10. To secure the expansion memory module compartment cover, reinsert and then tighten the screw that secures the cover to the notebook 3.

  • Page 120: Hibernation File, Video Memory Settings

    Hibernation File When random access memory (RAM) is increased, the operating system increases the hard drive space reserved for the hibernation file. If you experience problems with hibernation after increasing RAM, verify that your hard drive has enough free space to accommodate a larger hibernation file.

  • Page 121

    Memory Modules 2. Display the Setup message: ❏ If the notebook is on, restart the notebook through the operating system. ❏ If you are certain that the notebook is off and not in hibernation, turn the notebook on. 3. Press is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen.

  • Page 122: What Is Usb?

    USB and 1394 Devices What Is USB? USB (Universal Serial Bus) is a hardware interface that can be used to connect an external device such as a USB keyboard, mouse, drive, printer, scanner, or hub to the notebook or an optional docking device.

  • Page 123: Usb Device Connection

    USB and 1394 Devices USB Device Connection A USB device can be connected to any of the 4 USB ports on the notebook. The USB ports are on the rear 1, left side 2 and 3, and right side 4 of the notebook. 9–2 Hardware and Software Guide...

  • Page 124: What Is 1394?, Device Connection

    What Is 1394? IEEE 1394 is a hardware interface that can be used to connect a high-speed multimedia or data storage device to the notebook. Scanners, digital cameras, and digital camcorders often require a 1394 connection. A 1394 port is available on select notebook models. 1394 Device Connection Connect a 1394 device to the notebook 1394 port, shown in the following illustration.

  • Page 125: Internal Modem, Modem Cable

    Modem and Networking Internal Modem Modem Cable Your notebook has an RJ-11 (modem) jack and an internal modem. A modem cable with a 6-pin RJ-11 connector at each end is included with all notebook models. If you purchased your notebook in a country where RJ-11 jacks are not standard, a country-specific modem adapter is also included.

  • Page 126

    Modem and Networking Noise suppression circuitry prevents interference from television and radio reception. When you connect a modem cable with noise suppression circuitry 2, orient the circuitry end 1 of the cable toward notebook. ✎ Modem cables vary in appearance by region and country. 10–2 Hardware and Software Guide...

  • Page 127: Using The Modem Cable

    Using the Modem Cable WARNING: To avoid the risk of electric shock, fire, or damage to Å the equipment, do not plug a modem cable into the notebook RJ-45 (network) jack. To connect the modem to an analog telephone line that has an RJ-11 jack: 1.

  • Page 128

    Modem and Networking Using a Country-Specific Modem Cable Adapter WARNING: To avoid the risk of electric shock, fire, or damage to Å the equipment, do not plug a telephone cable into the notebook RJ-45 (network) jack. To connect the modem to an analog telephone line that does not have an RJ-11 telephone jack: 1.

  • Page 129: Modem Country Selection

    Modem Country Selection Your modem is set by default to meet only the operating standards of the country in which you purchased your notebook. When you travel internationally, you can change your modem settings to meet the operating standards of other countries. Viewing the Current Country Selection To display the current location setting for your modem: 1.

  • Page 130

    Modem and Networking By default, the only location setting available to your modem is a location setting for the country in which you purchased the notebook. As you add new location settings, they are saved by your notebook so that you can switch among the settings at any time.

  • Page 131: Solving Travel Connection Problems

    Solving Travel Connection Problems If you experience connection problems while using the modem outside the country in which you purchased the notebook, the following suggestions may be helpful: ■ Check the telephone line type. The modem requires an analog, not a digital, telephone line. A line described as a PBX line is usually a digital line.

  • Page 132

    Modem and Networking ■ Check the telephone number you are dialing and the response of the remote modem. Dial the telephone number on the telephone, make sure there is a response from the remote modem, and then hang up. ■ Set the modem to ignore dial tones.

  • Page 133: Preinstalled Communication Software

    7. In the Phone and Modem Options dialog box, select the Modems tab. 8. Select your modem, and then select Properties. 9. Clear the check box for Wait for dial tone before dialing. 10. Select OK > OK. Preinstalled Communication Software To access preinstalled modem software for terminal emulation and data transfer: 1.

  • Page 134: Network, Network Cable

    Modem and Networking Network Network Cable Your notebook has an 8-pin RJ-45 (network) jack. To connect your notebook to a network, you need a standard network cable with an RJ-45 connector at each end. A network cable can be purchased from most computer or electronics retailers. Some network cables contain noise suppression circuitry, which prevents interference from television and radio reception.

  • Page 135: Using The Network Cable

    Using the Network Cable To connect a network cable: 1. Plug the network cable into the RJ-45 (network) jack 1 on the notebook. 2. Plug the other end of the cable into a network wall jack 2. ✎ Network jacks and network cables vary in appearance. Hardware and Software Guide Modem and Networking 10–11...

  • Page 136

    Wireless (Select Models Only) If your notebook is equipped with an integrated wireless device, such as 802.11 or Bluetooth wireless devices, you have a wireless notebook. ■ An 802.11 wireless notebook can connect to wireless networks in corporate offices, your home, and public places. Wireless networks include wireless local area networks (WLANs) or “hotspots.”...

  • Page 137

    Wireless (Select Models Only) Your notebook has a button that can be used to enable and disable the 802.11 and Bluetooth wireless devices and an associated light to indicate the state of the wireless devices. The following illustration shows the wireless button 1 and light 2. In addition to the wireless button and light, your notebook has a software utility, Wireless Assistant, that enables you to control your wireless devices.

  • Page 138: Wireless Local Area Network (select Models Only)

    Wireless Local Area Network (Select Models Only) With the 802.11 wireless device, you can access a wireless local area network (WLAN), which is composed of other computers and accessories linked by a wireless router or a wireless access point. ■ A large scale WLAN, such as a corporate WLAN or public WLAN hotspot, typically uses wireless access points that can handle a large number of computers and accessories and can...

  • Page 139: Setting Up A Wlan In Your Home

    Wireless (Select Models Only) 802.11b, the first popular WLAN standard, supports data rates of up to 11 Mbps and operates at a frequency of 2.4 GHz. 802.11g, which came later, also operates at 2.4 GHz but supports data rates of up to 54 Mbps. An 802.11g wireless device is backward compatible with 802.11b devices, so they can operate on the same network.

  • Page 140: Using A Wlan Connection

    Using a WLAN Connection To use a WLAN connection: ■ Verify that all drivers required by the 802.11 wireless device are installed and that the 802.11 wireless device is correctly configured. ✎ If you are using an integrated 802.11 wireless device, all required drivers are installed and the adapter is preconfigured and ready for use.

  • Page 141: Using Wireless Security Features, Installing Wireless Software (optional)

    Wireless (Select Models Only) Using Wireless Security Features When you set up your own WLAN or access an existing WLAN, always ensure that security features are protecting the WLAN. If you do not enable security on your WLAN, an unauthorized wireless user can access your notebook data and use your Internet connection without your knowledge.

  • Page 142

    Identifying an 802.11 wireless device To install the WLAN software for an integrated 802.11 wireless device, you need to know the name of the integrated 802.11 wireless device on your notebook. To identify an integrated 802.11 wireless device: 1. Display the names of all the 802.11 wireless devices on your notebook: a.

  • Page 143: Documentation

    Wireless (Select Models Only) Accessing WLAN Software and Documentation Your WLAN software is preloaded on your notebook and is available in the Software Setup utility. To install the WLAN software: » Select Start > All Programs > Software Setup, and then follow the instructions on the screen.

  • Page 144: Bluetooth (select Models Only)

    Bluetooth (Select Models Only) The Bluetooth device provides short-range wireless communications that replace the physical cable connections that traditionally link electronic devices such as ■ Network access points. ■ Computers (desktop, notebook, PDA). ■ Phones (cellular, cordless, smart phone). ■ Imaging devices (printer, camera).

  • Page 145

    Wireless (Select Models Only) ■ Dial-up networking—Connects Bluetooth devices to the Internet. ■ Bluetooth serial port—Transfers data over the Bluetooth link using a virtual COM port. ■ Hands-Free—Enables a vehicle-embedded, hands-free unit or a notebook serving as a hands-free unit to establish a wireless connection to a cellular phone and to act as the Bluetooth cellular phone audio input and output mechanism.

  • Page 146: Device Power States

    Device Power States The wireless button 1 enables and disables 802.11 wireless and Bluetooth devices in conjunction with Wireless Assistant. By default, the 802.11 wireless and Bluetooth devices and wireless light 2 are turned on when you turn on the notebook. ✎...

  • Page 147

    Wireless (Select Models Only) You can enable and disable the wireless devices with the wireless button. When the wireless devices are enabled with the wireless button, you can use Wireless Assistant to turn on and off the devices individually. When the wireless devices are disabled, you must enable them before you can turn them on or off with Wireless Assistant.

  • Page 148: Turning On The Devices

    Turning On the Devices ■ Wireless Assistant shows that both WLAN and Bluetooth are off ■ Wireless light is off ■ Wireless Assistant shows that both WLAN and Bluetooth are disabled* ■ Wireless light is off ■ Wireless Assistant shows that one device is on and the other device is off ■...

  • Page 149: Turning Off And Disabling The Devices

    Wireless (Select Models Only) Turning Off and Disabling the Devices ■ Wireless Assistant shows that both WLAN and Bluetooth are on ■ Wireless light is on ■ Wireless Assistant shows that both WLAN and Bluetooth are off ■ Wireless light is off ■...

  • Page 150: Security Features

    Security Features ✎ Security solutions are designed to act as deterrents. These deterrents may not prevent a product from being mishandled or stolen. You can use the security features provided with your notebook to protect your notebook, personal information, and data from a variety of risks.

  • Page 151

    Security To Protect Against Unauthorized use of the notebook Unauthorized access to the Setup utility (f10) Unauthorized access to the contents of a hard drive Unauthorized startup from a CD, DVD, or diskette Unauthorized access to data Unauthorized access to the BIOS settings and other system identification information Computer viruses...

  • Page 152: Security Preferences In The Setup Utility, Quicklock

    Security Preferences in the Setup Utility Most security preferences are set in the Setup utility. Because the Setup utility is a non-Windows utility, it does not support the pointing devices on your notebook. When using the Setup utility, you must use the keys on your notebook to navigate and to make selections.

  • Page 153

    Security After you have set a Windows password for a Windows account, you can protect the account with a log on window whenever the account is active. ■ To lock the account, press ■ To unlock the account from the log on window: a.

  • Page 154: Passwords, Compaq And Windows Passwords

    Passwords Most security features use passwords. Whenever you set a password, write down the password and store it in a secure location away from the notebook. ■ If you forget your power-on password and your Compaq administrator password, you cannot start up the notebook or restore from hibernation.

  • Page 155

    Security The following table lists commonly used Compaq and Windows passwords and describes their functions. Compaq Passwords Compaq administrator password Power-on password DriveLock password Windows Passwords Administrator password User password Standby password For information about ■ Setting the Windows passwords listed in the table and about using additional Windows passwords, such as screen-saver passwords, select Start >...

  • Page 156: Compaq And Windows Password Guidelines

    Compaq and Windows Password Guidelines Choosing Your Passwords You can use the same text for Compaq passwords and Windows passwords, with the following considerations: ■ The text of Compaq passwords can be any combination of up to 8 letters and numbers and is not case sensitive. ■...

  • Page 157

    Security Coordinating Your Passwords Although you can use the same text for various passwords, Compaq passwords and Windows passwords function independently. ■ Even if you plan to use the same text for a Compaq password and a Windows password, you must set the Compaq password in the Setup utility and the Windows password in your operating system.

  • Page 158: Compaq Administrator Passwords

    Compaq Administrator Passwords The Compaq administrator password protects the configuration settings and system identification information in the Setup utility. After this password is set, it must be entered to access the Setup utility. The Compaq administrator password ■ Is not interchangeable with a Windows administrator password, although both can use the same word or series of letters and numbers.

  • Page 159: Setting Compaq Administrator Passwords

    Security Setting Compaq Administrator Passwords A Compaq administrator password is set, changed, or deleted in the Setup utility. To manage the password: 1. If you are not sure whether the notebook is off or in hibernation, press the power button. (The notebook turns on or restores from hibernation.) 2.

  • Page 160: Entering Compaq Administrator Passwords, Power-on Passwords, Setting Power-on Passwords

    Entering Compaq Administrator Passwords At the Enter SETUP prompt, type your Compaq administrator password, and then press to enter the Compaq administrator password, you must restart the notebook and try again. Power-On Passwords A power-on password prevents unauthorized use of the notebook. After this password is set, it must be entered each time the notebook is turned on, restarted, or restored from hibernation.

  • Page 161: Entering Power-on Passwords

    Security 3. Press lower-left corner of the screen. 4. Use the arrow keys to select Security > Power-On password, and then press ❏ To set a power-on password, type the password in the Enter New Password and Confirm New Password fields, and then press ❏...

  • Page 162: Drivelock

    DriveLock CAUTION: To protect your use of a hard drive protected by DriveLock, Ä record the DriveLock password in a safe place away from your notebook. If you forget the DriveLock password, the hard drive is permanently locked and can no longer be used. DriveLock prevents unauthorized access to the contents of a hard drive.

  • Page 163: Setting Drivelock Passwords

    Security Setting DriveLock Passwords To set a DriveLock password: 1. If you are not sure whether the notebook is off or in hibernation, press the power button. (The notebook turns on or restores from hibernation.) 2. Display the Setup message. ❏...

  • Page 164: Entering Drivelock Passwords

    Entering DriveLock Passwords At the DriveLock password prompt, type the DriveLock password in the Enter DriveLock Password text field, and then press enter. After 3 unsuccessful attempts to enter the password, the warning message “HDD is locked now!” is displayed. When the message is displayed: ■...

  • Page 165: Changing Drivelock Passwords

    Security Changing DriveLock Passwords To change a DriveLock password: 1. If the notebook is on, shut down the notebook. If the notebook is not on and you are not sure whether the notebook is off or in hibernation, press the power button. When the notebook has turned on or restored from hibernation, shut down the notebook through the operating system.

  • Page 166: Removing Drivelock Protection

    Removing DriveLock Protection To access the DriveLock settings in the Setup utility: 1. If the notebook is on, shut down the notebook. If the notebook is not on and you are not sure whether the notebook is off or in hibernation, press the power button and then shut down the notebook through the operating system.

  • Page 167: Device Security

    Security Device Security From the Setup utility Device Security menu, you can disable the ability of the notebook to start from a CD, DVD, or diskette. To disable or reenable these notebook capabilities in the Setup utility: 1. If you are not sure whether the notebook is off or in hibernation, press the power button.

  • Page 168: Antivirus Software

    Antivirus Software When you use the notebook for e-mail, network, or Internet access, you expose the notebook to computer viruses. Computer viruses can disable your operating system, applications, or utilities, or cause them to function abnormally. Antivirus software can detect most viruses, destroy them, and, in most cases, repair damage they have caused.

  • Page 169: Critical Security Updates For Windows Xp

    Security Critical Security Updates for Windows XP CAUTION: To protect the contents of your notebook from Ä newly-discovered security breaches and computer viruses, it is recommended that you install every critical update from Microsoft as soon as you recieve the critical update alert. You should also run Windows Update on a monthly basis to install the latest recommended updates from Microsoft.

  • Page 170: Firewall Software

    Firewall Software When you use the notebook for e-mail, network, or Internet access, it is possible for unauthorized persons to obtain information about you, your notebook, and your data. To protect your privacy, it is recommended that you use firewall software. Firewall software monitors all incoming and outgoing traffic on your notebook and includes features such as logging and reporting, automatic alarms, and displays that you can use to...

  • Page 171: Optional Security Cable

    Security Optional Security Cable An optional security cable is a security device that can prevent unauthorized removal of the notebook. To attach and lock a security cable: 1. Insert the cable lock key 1 into the cable lock. 2. Loop the security cable 2 around a secured object. 3.

  • Page 172: Setup Utility

    Setup Utility What Is the Setup Utility? The Setup utility is a ROM-based information and customization utility that can be used even when your operating system is not working or does not load. The utility reports information about the notebook and provides settings for startup, security, and other preferences.

  • Page 173: Open The Setup Utility

    Setup Utility Open the Setup Utility The Setup utility is accessed through the Setup message. The Setup message is “Press <F10> to enter setup.” The Setup message is displayed only when the notebook is turned on or restarted. The message is not displayed when the notebook is restored from hibernation.

  • Page 174: Setup Utility Language

    Setup Utility Language The following procedure explains how to change the language of the Setup utility. If the notebook is not in the Setup utility, begin at step 1. If the notebook is in the Setup utility, begin at step 3. 1.

  • Page 175: Navigation And Item Selection, System Information

    Setup Utility Navigation and Item Selection Because the Setup utility is not Windows-based, it does not support the TouchPad. Navigation and selection are by keystroke. ■ To choose a menu or a menu item, use the arrow keys. ■ To choose an item in a drop-down list or to toggle a field, for example an Enable/Disable field, use either the arrow keys or ■...

  • Page 176: Default Settings

    4. Access the system information on the Main and Advanced menus. ❏ To display most of the system information available in the Setup utility, use the arrow keys to select the Main menu. ❏ To display video memory information, use the arrow keys to select the Advanced menu.

  • Page 177: Advanced Features

    Setup Utility Advanced Features This guide describes the Setup utility features recommended for all users. For more information about the Setup utility features recommended for advanced users only, refer to the Help and Support Center by selecting Start > Help and Support. The Setup utility features available for advanced users include: ■...

  • Page 178: Close The Setup Utility

    Close the Setup Utility You can close the Setup utility with or without saving changes. ■ To close the Setup utility and save your changes from the current session, use either of the following procedures: ❏ Press – or – ❏...

  • Page 179: Software Updates

    Software Updates For optimal notebook performance and to make sure your notebook remains compatible with changing technologies, install the latest versions of the software provided with your notebook as they become available. As with any other software modification, it is strongly recommended that you set a restore point before beginning a software update.

  • Page 180: Accessing Notebook Product Information, Accessing Notebook Rom Information

    Software Updates and Recovery Accessing Notebook Product Information To access the updates for your notebook, you may need the following information: ■ The product category is Notebook. ■ The product name, product number (P/N), and serial number (S/N) are provided on the Service Tag. The information on the Service Tag is provided at Start >...

  • Page 181

    ■ To display ROM information in the Setup utility, follow these steps: 1. If you are not sure whether the notebook is off or in hibernation, press the power button. (The notebook turns on or restores from hibernation.) 2. Display the Setup message: ◆...

  • Page 182: Internet Software, Downloading System Rom

    Software Updates and Recovery Internet Software ✎ This section describes the software updates available at the Compaq Web site. For information about connecting to the Internet using the Internet software included with the notebook, refer to the “Connect to the Internet” section in the printed Getting Started guide included with your notebook.

  • Page 183: Downloading A Rom Update

    Downloading a ROM Update To download a ROM update: 1. Access the page at the Compaq Web site that provides software for your notebook. ❏ Select Start > Help and Support, and then select a software update link. – or – ❏...

  • Page 184

    Software Updates and Recovery Installing a ROM Update ROM installation procedures vary. Follow any instructions that are displayed on the screen after the download is complete. If no instructions are displayed: 1. Open Windows Explorer. To open Windows Explorer from the Start button, select Start >...

  • Page 185: Downloading Software

    Downloading Software To update software other than a ROM update: 1. Access the page at the Compaq Web site that provides software for your notebook. ❏ Select Start > Help and Support, and then select a software update link. – or – ❏...

  • Page 186: System Recovery

    Software Updates and Recovery 7. In the folder containing your download, select the name or number of the software package you have downloaded. 8. Select the file that includes an .exe extension—for example, Filename.exe. (The installation begins.) 9. To complete the installation, follow the instructions on the screen.

  • Page 187: Before You Begin, Safeguarding Your Data

    Before You Begin ✎ It is recommended that you try to restore your system by using the System Restore utility before you consider repairing or reinstalling your operating system. Perform the following restore procedures in the order presented. Step Description Return the notebook to a system restore point.

  • Page 188: Using System Restore

    Software Updates and Recovery Using System Restore The System Restore utility enables you to safeguard your system files and settings by using restore points, which are restorable, benchmark “snapshots” of your application, driver, and operating system files. The notebook sets restore points at regular intervals and may set additional restore points when you change your personal settings or add software or hardware.

  • Page 189: Repairing Or Reinstalling Drivers

    Repairing or Reinstalling Drivers All drivers required for notebook functionality can be reinstalled from the Driver Recovery disc included with your notebook. If you have not reinstalled your operating system, these drivers can also be reinstalled from your hard drive. The driver reinstallation process repairs or replaces most corrupted drivers and reinstalls most deleted drivers.

  • Page 190: Repairing Or Reinstalling Applications

    Software Updates and Recovery Repairing or Reinstalling Applications All applications preinstalled or preloaded on your notebook can be repaired or reinstalled by using a recovery disc. If you have not reinstalled your operating system, some applications preloaded on your notebook, such as those available in the Software Setup utility, can also be repaired or reinstalled from your hard drive.

  • Page 191

    Reinstalling Applications from a Recovery Disc The location of application recovery software varies by notebook model. ■ Some or all of your application recovery software may be on the Driver Recovery disc. ■ Some or all of your application recovery software may be on one or more Application Recovery discs.

  • Page 192: Repairing The Operating System

    Software Updates and Recovery Repairing the Operating System To repair the operating system without deleting your personal data: 1. Be sure the notebook is connected to a AC outlet through the AC adapter. 2. Insert the Operating System disc (included with the notebook) into the optical drive.

  • Page 193: Reinstalling The Operating System

    Reinstalling the Operating System If you could not solve the problem by repairing the operating system as described in the previous section, it may be necessary to reinstall the operating system. Reinstalling the operating system deletes all files on the notebook.

  • Page 194

    Software Updates and Recovery If you plan to select the items you want to back up, rather than backing up your entire system, the following suggestions may be helpful: ■ On many notebooks, data files are stored by default in the My Documents folder.

  • Page 195: Reinstall The Operating System

    Reinstall the Operating System ✎ During the reinstallation, you may be prompted for your Product Key. Your Product Key is provided on the Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity label affixed to the bottom of the notebook. ✎ During the reinstallation, it is normal for some notebook models to pause occasionally for several minutes and to restart several times.

  • Page 196

    Software Updates and Recovery 7. Press page is displayed). 8. Press system. 9. Press enter 10. Press 11. Select Format the partition using the NTFS file system (Quick), and then press caution explains that formatting this drive will delete all current files).

  • Page 197: Update Reinstalled Software

    Reinstall Additional Software After you have reinstalled drivers, you can begin to reinstall additional software. ■ To reinstall software included with your notebook, follow the instructions in earlier in this chapter. ■ To reinstall software that was not included with your notebook, refer to the installation instructions included with the software.

  • Page 198: Notebook Care

    Temperature WARNING: To avoid potential discomfort or burns, do not Å block the air vents or use the notebook on your lap for extended periods.The notebook is designed to run demanding applications at full power. As a result of increased power consumption, it is normal for the notebook to feel warm or hot when used continuously.

  • Page 199

    Notebook Care CAUTION: To prevent possible damage to the display, do not place Ä anything on top of the notebook even when the notebook is in a carrying case. CAUTION: To prevent overheating, do not obstruct the vents. Do not Ä...

  • Page 200

    Keyboard CAUTION: To prevent permanent damage to your keyboard, do not Ä use liquids of any kind on your keyboard. Any liquid could cause permanent damage to your keyboard and to the internal components of your notebook. Some liquids and household solvents can permanently damage the finish of your notebook.

  • Page 201: External Mouse

    Notebook Care Display CAUTION: To prevent permanent damage to your notebook, do not Ä spray water, cleaning fluids, chemicals, or any other liquid on the screen. To remove smudges and lint, frequently clean your display with a soft, damp, lint-free cloth. If the screen requires additional cleaning, use an antistatic screen cleaning product or premoistened antistatic wipes.

  • Page 202

    1. Turn the mouse upside down. 2. Rotate the circular plate until the plate pops loose 1. Most mice have an arrow to indicate the direction to turn the plate. 3. Remove the ball 2 from your mouse and clean it with an antistatic wipe or a lint-free cotton cloth.

  • Page 203

    Notebook Care 4. To remove loose debris and dust, spray the inside of the mouse with compressed air or clean it with a non cotton swab. 5. Replace the ball and the circular plate. 15–6 Hardware and Software Guide...

  • Page 204: Shipping

    Travel When you travel with your notebook, the following suggestions may be helpful: ■ Take along a backup of your work. Keep the backup separate from the notebook. ■ Do not expose the notebook or diskettes to a magnetic security detector. ❏...

  • Page 205

    Travel and Shipping ■ If you are traveling internationally: ❏ Consult with Customer Care about power cord and adapter requirements for each location in which you plan to use the notebook. (Voltage, frequency, and plug configurations vary.) Å To reduce the risk of electric shock, fire, or damage to the equipment, do not attempt to run the notebook with a voltage converter kit sold for appliances.

  • Page 206: Operating Environment

    Operating Environment The operating environment information in the following table may be helpful if you plan to use or transport the notebook in extreme environments. Factor Temperature Operating Nonoperating Relative humidity (noncondensing) Operating Nonoperating Maximum altitude (unpressurized) Operating Nonoperating Hardware and Software Guide Specifications Metric U.S.

  • Page 207: Rated Input Power

    Specifications Rated Input Power The power information in this section may be helpful if you plan to travel internationally with the notebook. The notebook operates on DC power, which can be supplied by an AC or a DC power source. Although the notebook can be powered from a stand-alone DC power source, it is strongly recommended that the notebook be powered only with an AC adapter or DC power cord supplied with or approved for a...

  • Page 208: Expansion Port 2 Input/output Signals

    Expansion Port 2 Input/Output Signals The signal information in this section may be helpful if you plan to use an optional expansion product that connects to the expansion port 2 on your notebook. (The notebook has only one expansion port. The term expansion port 2 describes the type of expansion port.) The expansion port 2 is illustrated in Chapter 1, “Component ID.”...

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    1394 port 1–9 AC adapter 1–16 AC power vs. battery power 2–4 adapters 2-pin (for power cord) 2–3 AC 1–16 country-specific modem 10–1 airport security devices 5–1 16–1 altitude specifications 17–1 analog vs. digital line 10–1 10–7 antennae 1–15 antivirus software 12–1 12–19 Application Recovery disc 1–17...

  • Page 210

    Index battery light displaying charge status 2–19 2–21 identifying 1–7 battery pack battery power vs. AC power 2–4 calibrating 2–24 charging 2–19 conserving power 2–28 diagnostic information 13–4 disposing of 2–30 inserting 2–17 low-battery conditions 2–21 monitoring charge 2–20 removing 2–18 storing 2–29 battery pack release latch 1–13...

  • Page 211

    caps lock light 1–1 card and socket services ExpressCard 6–6 PC Card 6–1 cards. See digital memory cards; ExpressCards; memory modules; PC Cards; xD-Picture Cards care and maintenance 15–1 category view, Windows 2–7 Certificate of Authenticity label 1–18 classic view, Windows 2–7 color television format 4–8 Compaq administrator password.

  • Page 212

    Index discs Application Recovery 14–13 changing regional DVD settings 4–18 containing multimedia applications 4–9 copying 4–15 copyright warning 4–14 creating 4–15 Critical Security Updates for Windows XP 12–20 disabling 12–18 displaying contents 4–17 5–6 Driver Recovery 14–11 14–13 inserting 5–3 installing applications from 4–12 media activity hotkeys...

  • Page 213

    drives affected by airport security 5–1 avoiding standby and hibernation while using discs, diskettes 2–9 boot order 13–6 disabling 12–18 IDE drive light 5–2 shipping 5–1 USB 9–1 See also discs; hard drive; optical drives eject button, PC Card 6–4 electrostatic discharge (ESD) 8–2 emergency shutdown...

  • Page 214

    Index hard drive affected by airport security 5–1 displaying amount of free space on 8–7 DriveLock 12–13 replacing (primary) 5–2 self-test 13–6 space on, required for hibernation file 8–7 See also drives hard drive bay identifying 1–13 replacing hard drive 5–2 headphone (audio-out) jack 1–10 4–2...

  • Page 215

    icons hotkey 3–4 multimedia 4–9 on function keys 3–4 Power Meter 2–4 Quick Launch Buttons 3–12 Safely Remove Hardware 6–4 6–8 IDE drive light 1–7 identifying components additional included hardware 1–16 bottom 1–13 front 1–7 left-side 1–11 rear 1–8 right-side 1–9 top 1–1 IEC 60950 compliance 15–1 IEEE 1394 port 1–9...

  • Page 216

    Index labels Bluetooth 1–18 Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity 1–18 Modem Approval 1–18 Regulatory 1–18 Service Tag 1–18 wireless certification 1–18 language, changing in Setup utility 13–3 latch, battery pack release 1–13 2–18 See also buttons; display switch lights battery 1–7 caps lock 1–1 IDE drive 1–7 Memory Reader 1–11...

  • Page 217

    modem AT commands 10–9 cable 10–1 country-specific adapter 1–16 10–1 dialing mode (pulse or tone) settings 10–7 jack 10–1 location settings 10–5 travel connection troubleshooting 10–7 virus protection 12–19 modem (RJ-11) jack 1–8 Modem Approval label 1–18 modem cable 1–16 modules, memory 8–1 monitor port, external 1–8 4–6...

  • Page 218

    Index optical disc. See discs optical drives AutoPlay 5–6 avoiding standby and hibernation while using disc 5–6 inserting disc 5–3 removing disc 5–4 types available for your notebook model 1–12 types required for creating CDs, DVDs 4–9 See also discs; drives overheating, precautions 15–1 passwords Compaq administrator...

  • Page 219

    power button default functions 2–9 identifying 1–4 resetting notebook with 2–13 setting preferences 2–13 power connector 1–8 power cord external device 4–6 notebook 1–16 See also cables Power Meter 2–21 Power Meter icon 2–4 power, AC vs battery 14–8 power/standby lights 1–2 2–9 power-on password.

  • Page 220

    Index reinstallation, software. See system recovery release latch, battery pack 1–13 2–18 repair, software. See system recovery reset (emergency shutdown procedures) 2–13 restore point 14–10 RJ-11 (modem) jack 1–8 10–1 10–3 RJ-45 (network) jack 1–10 10–10 determining current version of 14–2 downloading and installing 14–4 obtaining updates 14–4...

  • Page 221

    SoftPaq 14–4 software AutoPlay 4–17 backing up 14–9 firewall 12–1 Internet Connection Wizard 3–6 iTunes 4–11 multimedia applications 4–9 4–18 Norton AntiVirus 12–1 12–19 Power Meter 2–21 Quick Launch Buttons control panel 3–12 repairing, reinstalling 1–17 ROMPaq 14–4 Setup utility 13–1 SoftPaq 14–4 System Restore 14–10 updating 12–20...

  • Page 222

    Index system lock-up emergency shutdown procedures 2–13 system recovery backing up data 14–9 14–15 recovery procedures summary 14–9 reinstalling operating system 14–15 reinstalling, repairing applications 14–12 reinstalling, repairing drivers 14–11 repairing operating system 14–14 System Restore 14–10 updating reinstalled software 14–19 System Restore 14–10 telephone jack (RJ-11 jack) 1–8...

  • Page 223

    unresponsive system, emergency shutdown procedures 2–13 USB devices, connecting 9–1 USB ports, identifying 1–8 1–9 1–12 user password, Windows. See passwords connecting audio 4–2 connecting video 4–7 vents, exhaust 1–8 video device connecting 4–4 turning on or off 4–8 video memory settings 8–1 8–7 viruses, computer 12–1 volume down button 1–5...

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