HP Compaq Presario,Presario X6000 Getting Started

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HP Compaq Business Notebook Series
Document Part Number: 376311-001
November 2004
This guide explains how to set up your notebook hardware and
software and begin using your notebook.
Enhanced for Accessibility.

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  • Page 1: Getting Started

    Getting Started HP Compaq Business Notebook Series Document Part Number: 376311-001 November 2004 This guide explains how to set up your notebook hardware and software and begin using your notebook. Enhanced for Accessibility.

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    Corporation. SD Logo is a trademark of its proprietor. 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.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    1 Hardware Setup Step 1: Identify the Setup Hardware ....1–2 Step 2: Insert the Battery Pack ..... 1–4 Step 3: Connect the Modem .

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents Protect the Notebook from Power Surges ..3–6 Use the Notebook Safely ..... . 3–7 Turn Off the Notebook Properly .

  • Page 5: Hardware Setup

    Ä CAUTION: To prevent file corruption and ensure that the correct drivers are installed: ■ Do not set up the notebook for the first time while the notebook is connected to an optional expansion product. ■ During the hardware and software setup procedures: ❏...

  • Page 6: Step 1: Identify The Setup Hardware

    Hardware Setup Step 1: Identify the Setup Hardware To set up the notebook for the first time, you need the notebook and the components listed in the following table. ✎ Power cords, AC adapters, modem cables, and modem adapters may vary in appearance. Component Modem cable (included with select models)

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    Component AC adapter Network cable (not included) Country-specific modem adapter (included by region as required) Battery pack Getting Started Description Converts AC power to DC power. Connects the notebook to a network jack. ✎ A network cable has an 8-pin RJ-45 network connector at each end.

  • Page 8: Step 2: Insert The Battery Pack

    Hardware Setup Step 2: Insert the Battery Pack Ä CAUTION: To avoid data loss when you turn on the notebook, make sure the battery pack is firmly seated. Ä CAUTION: To ensure that the correct drivers load and to prevent file corruption or damage to components, do not remove the battery pack until the notebook has been connected to external power.

  • Page 9: Step 3: Connect The Modem

    Step 3: Connect the Modem Å WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock, disconnect the modem from the telephone network before accessing an internal compartment of the notebook. Internal compartments include the memory compartment, the battery bay, and the hard drive bay. To connect the modem so that you can register your notebook and operating system during software setup: ■...

  • Page 10: Connecting The Modem To An Rj-11 Jack

    Hardware Setup Connecting the Modem to an RJ-11 Jack To connect the modem to an analog telephone line that has an RJ-11 telephone jack: 1. Turn the notebook display-side up on a flat surface near an RJ-11 telephone wall jack. 2.

  • Page 11: Connecting The Modem With An Adapter

    Connecting the Modem with an Adapter To connect the modem to an analog telephone line that does not have an RJ-11 telephone wall jack: 1. Turn the notebook display-side up on a flat surface near a telephone wall jack. 2. If your modem cable has noise suppression circuitry 1, which prevents interference with TV and radio reception, place the circuitry end of the cable near the notebook.

  • Page 12: Step 4: Open The Notebook

    Hardware Setup Step 4: Open the Notebook To open the notebook: 1. Place the notebook display-side up on a flat surface near an electrical outlet. 2. Press the display release button 1, and then lift the display 2. 1–8 Getting Started...

  • Page 13: Step 5: Connect The Notebook To External Power

    Step 5: Connect the Notebook to External Power To connect the notebook to external power: 1. Plug the AC adapter cable into the power connector 1. 2. Plug the power cord into the AC adapter 2, and then into an electrical outlet 3.

  • Page 14: Step 6: Charge The Battery Pack

    Hardware Setup Step 6: Charge the Battery Pack The battery pack begins to charge as soon as the notebook is connected to external power. Charge status is indicated by the battery light, which remains on while the battery pack is charging.

  • Page 15: Step 7: Turn On The Notebook

    Hardware Setup Step 7: Turn On the Notebook To turn on the notebook: » Press the power/standby button 1. The power/standby button light and the power/standby light on the front of the notebook 2 are turned on and you are prompted to begin software setup.

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    Hardware Setup If the notebook does not power up: ■ Make sure the AC adapter is securely plugged into the notebook and an electrical outlet. ■ Make sure the electrical outlet is providing power. (To confirm that the outlet is providing power, plug another device into the outlet.) ■...

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    During software setup you can ■ Select regional preferences. ■ Accept license agreements. ■ Name your notebook. ■ Register online. ■ Create user accounts. If you prefer not to register your notebook during software setup, you can do so at any time after software setup is complete. You can also change or add any settings you select or skip during the setup process.

  • Page 18: Welcome To Microsoft Windows

    Software Setup Software setup begins when you respond to the setup prompt on the notebook screen. Ä CAUTION: If you are prompted to select an operating system language before the Welcome to Microsoft Windows window is displayed, choose carefully. On some models, the languages that you do not choose are deleted from the system and cannot be restored during software setup.

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    ■ To return to the previous window: Select the Back button in the lower-left corner of the window. (This button is unavailable on the first window, Welcome to Microsoft Windows.) ■ To skip a window without entering a preference: Select the Skip button in the lower-right corner of the window.

  • Page 20: Select Your Regional Preferences

    Software Setup Select Your Regional Preferences The next 2 windows prompt you to confirm or select regional preferences. Regional preferences are preset for the country in which you purchased the notebook. ■ Dates and currency window—The operating system will format dates and currency according to the region and language preferences you confirm or select in the How should dates and currency appear? window.

  • Page 21: Accept The End-user License Agreements

    Accept the End-User License Agreements In the End-User License Agreement window, you must accept both the Microsoft End-User License Agreement and the HP Software Product License Agreement to continue with software setup. ■ To accept both agreements: Select Yes, I accept them, and then select Next.

  • Page 22: Help Protect Your Notebook

    Software Setup Help Protect Your Notebook In the Help protect your PC window, you can choose to have your notebook automatically download and install Windows updates as they become available. The Automatic Updates feature helps protect your notebook by providing important security enhancements.

  • Page 23: Name Your Notebook

    Name Your Notebook If you plan to include your notebook on a home network, your notebook must have a unique name. In the What’s your computer’s name? window, you can retain the default name shown in the Computer name text field or choose another name. For example, you may want to base your notebook name on a person’s name, “David,”...

  • Page 24: Register Online

    Software Setup Register Online In the Register Online with Hewlett-Packard window, you can ■ Register your notebook—Complete the text fields. ■ Register your operating system—Select the Also Register with Microsoft check box beneath the text fields. ■ Indicate how you would like to be contacted by Hewlett-Packard—Select or clear the check boxes above the Microsoft registration information.

  • Page 25: Create User Accounts, Press The Finish Button

    Create User Accounts In the Who will use this computer? window, you can create a user account for each person who may use the notebook. User accounts enable each notebook user to create a personal notebook environment. A user’s environment may include such customizations as display and security settings, personal files, screen savers, and the appearance of the Windows desktop.

  • Page 27: Protect Your Notebook

    ✎ All software instructions in your notebook documentation describe Microsoft® Windows® XP procedures based on the default Windows XP category view. For information about switching between Windows XP classic view and Windows XP category view, select Start > Help and Support >...

  • Page 28: Protect The Notebook From Viruses

    Next Steps Protect the Notebook from Viruses 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 29: Protect Your System Files

    Protect Your System Files System Restore is an operating system feature that enables you to undo harmful changes to your notebook software by restoring your software to an earlier time, called a restore point, when your software was functioning optimally. Restore points are restorable, benchmark “snapshots”...

  • Page 30: Protect Your Privacy

    Next Steps Restoring to a Restore Point To restore the notebook to a restore point: 1. Make sure the notebook is connected to reliable external power through the AC adapter. 2. Select Start > Help and Support > System Restore. 3.

  • Page 31: Critical Security Updates For Windows Xp

    Critical Security Updates for Windows XP Ä CAUTION: Because new computer viruses are being detected all the time, it is recommended that you install all critical updates as soon as you receive an alert from Microsoft. You should also run Windows Update on a monthly basis to install the latest recommended updates from Microsoft.

  • Page 32: Protect The Notebook From Power Surges

    Next Steps 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. Firewalls monitor all incoming and outgoing traffic on your computer by including features such as logging and reporting, automatic alarms, and user interfaces for configuring the firewall.

  • Page 33: Use The Notebook Safely

    The Safety and Comfort Guide also provides important electrical and mechanical safety information. This guide is located on the Web at http://www.hp.com/ergo, Notebook Documentation CD that is included with the product. Å...

  • Page 34: Turn Off The Notebook Properly

    Next Steps Turn Off the Notebook Properly Whenever possible, turn off the notebook by using the standard Windows shutdown procedure for your operating system. To turn off the notebook: » Select Start > Turn Off Computer > Turn Off. If the notebook does not respond, try the following emergency shutdown procedures in the order shown: ■...

  • Page 35: Connect To The Internet, Enable Communication Hardware

    Connect to the Internet To connect the notebook to the Internet, you must enable your communication hardware and have an account with an Internet service provider (ISP). Enable Communication Hardware Your modem is enabled when the modem cable is connected to the notebook and to an analog telephone line.

  • Page 36: Set Up Internet Service

    Next Steps Set Up Internet Service You must set up Internet service before you can connect to the Internet. Arrangements have been made with leading ISPs in many locations to help you set up a new Internet account or to configure your notebook to use an existing account.

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    If the Easy Internet Sign-Up utility is not available, see the following sections, Internet Connection Wizard.” Using an ISP-Provided Icon If ISP-provided icons are supported in the country in which you purchased your notebook, the icons may be displayed either individually on the Windows desktop or grouped in a desktop folder named Online Services.

  • Page 38: Preview The Help And Support Guide

    Next Steps Preview the Help and Support Guide The Help and Support Guide included with your notebook contains ■ Information about the interactive Help and Support utility and the Notebook Documentation CD. ■ Instructions for updating your operating system, adding or changing any settings you skipped or entered during software setup, and setting additional preferences.

  • Page 39: Notebook Tour

    Notebook Tour This chapter identifies the visible hardware features of your notebook. To find out how to use a feature, such as hotkeys, or to find out about a general topic, such as Standby or Hibernation, refer to the Hardware and Software Guide on the Notebook Documentation CD.

  • Page 40: Top Components, Touchpad

    Notebook Tour Top Components TouchPad Component TouchPad light TouchPad* Left and right TouchPad buttons (2)* TouchPad left/right scroll zone* 4–2 Description On: TouchPad is enabled. Moves the pointer and selects or activates items on the screen. Function like the left and right buttons on an external mouse.

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    Component TouchPad up/down scroll zone* TouchPad button *This table describes default settings. For information about changing the functions of TouchPad features, refer to the Hardware and Software Guide on the Notebook Documentation CD. Getting Started Description Scrolls up or down. Enables/disables the TouchPad.

  • Page 42: Keys

    Notebook Tour Keys Component Function keys fn key Windows logo key Windows applications key Keypad keys (17) 4–4 Description Perform system and application tasks. When combined with the fn key, the function keys perform additional tasks as hotkeys. For more information, refer to the Hardware and Software Guide on the Notebook Documentation CD.

  • Page 43: Power Control

    Power Control Component Power/standby button* *This table describes default settings. For information about changing the function of the power/standby button or display switch, refer to the Hardware and Software Guide on the Notebook Documentation CD. Getting Started Description When the notebook is ■...

  • Page 44: Lights

    Notebook Tour Lights Component Caps lock light Num lock light Wireless light 4–6 Description On: Caps lock is on. On: Num lock or the numeric keypad is on. On: An integrated wireless device has been enabled (select models only). Getting Started...

  • Page 45: Buttons

    Buttons Component Volume down button Volume up button Volume mute button Wireless button Getting Started Description Decreases system volume. Increases system volume. Mutes or restores system volume. Turns the wireless network device on and off (select models only). Notebook Tour 4–7...

  • Page 46: Front Components

    Notebook Tour Front Components Component Display release button Stereo speakers (2) Wireless light Power/standby light IDE (Integrated Drive Electronics) drive light Battery light 4–8 Description Opens the notebook. Produce stereo sound. On: An integrated wireless device has been enabled (select models only). On: Notebook is turned on.

  • Page 47: Rear Components, Connectors, Jacks And Ports

    Rear Components Connectors, Jacks and Ports Component Power connector USB port S-Video-out jack External monitor port Security cable slot Getting Started Description Connects an AC adapter. Connects an optional 1.1- or 2.0-compliant USB device. Connects an optional S-Video device, such as a television, VCR, camcorder, projector, or video capture card.

  • Page 48: Vent

    Notebook Tour Vent Component Exhaust vent 4–10 Description Provides airflow to cool internal components. Ä To prevent overheating, do not obstruct vents. Do not allow a hard surface, such as a printer, or a soft surface, such as a pillow, blanket, rug, or thick clothing, to block airflow.

  • Page 49: Left-side Components, Connectors, Jacks And Components

    Left-Side Components Connectors, Jacks and Components Component USB port Audio-in (microphone) jack Audio-out (headphone) jack Optical drive* Optical drive release button *The type of optical drive, such as a combination CD-ROM/DVD-ROM, varies by model. Getting Started Description Connects an optional 1.1- or 2.0-compliant USB device.

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    Notebook Tour Vent Component Exhaust vent 4–12 Description Provides airflow to cool internal components. Ä To prevent overheating, do not obstruct vents. Do not allow a hard surface, such as a printer, or a soft surface, such as a pillow, blanket, rug, or thick clothing, to block airflow.

  • Page 51: Right-side Components

    Ejects an optional PC Card from the PC Card slot. Supports an optional Type I or Type II 32-bit (CardBus) or 16-bit PC Card. Supports an optional ExpressCard. Supports an optional HP USB Digital Drive. Notebook Tour Card, (Continued) 4–13...

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    *The notebook has only one expansion port. The term expansion port 2 describes the type of expansion port. 4–14 Description Ejects an optional HP USB Digital Drive from the digital drive bay. Connect optional 1.1- or 2.0-compliant USB devices. Connects an optional 1394 device, such as a camcorder.

  • Page 53: Bottom Components, Bays And Memory Compartment

    Bottom Components Bays and Memory Compartment Component Memory compartment Battery pack release latch Battery bay Hard drive bay Getting Started Description Contains 2 memory slots. Depending on the model, when the notebook is shipped, either one or both memory slots are filled with a replaceable memory module.

  • Page 54: Vents

    Notebook Tour Vents Component Vents (8) 4–16 Description Provide airflow to cool internal components. Ä To prevent overheating, do not obstruct vents. Do not allow a hard surface, such as a printer, or a soft surface, such as a pillow, blanket, rug, or thick clothing, to block airflow.

  • Page 55: Additional Standard Components

    Notebook Tour Additional Standard Components The components included with the notebook vary by region, country, notebook model, and the optional hardware ordered. The following sections identify the standard external accessories and components included with most notebook models. Getting Started 4–17...

  • Page 56: Cables And Cord

    Notebook Tour Cables and Cord Component Modem cable* (included with select models) Power cord* Network cable (not included) *Power cord and modem cables vary in appearance by region and country. 4–18 Description Connects the notebook to a telephone jack or to a country-specific modem adapter.

  • Page 57: Adapters And Battery Pack

    Adapters and Battery Pack ✎ AC adapter appearance may vary. Component AC adapter Country-specific modem adapter (included by region as required) Battery pack Getting Started Description Converts AC power to DC power. Adapts the modem cable to a non-RJ-11 telephone jack. Provides power to the notebook when the notebook is not connected to external power.

  • Page 58: Labels

    Notebook Tour Labels The labels affixed to the notebook and to some notebook components provide information you may need when troubleshooting system problems or traveling internationally with the notebook. ■ The Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity label contains the Product Key number. You may need this number to update or troubleshoot problems with the operating system.

  • Page 59: Restoration And Documentation Discs

    Restoration and Documentation Discs Discs for repairing or reinstalling software and for obtaining supplementary information about the notebook are included with the notebook. ■ For information about restoring, repairing, or reinstalling software, refer to the Hardware and Software Guide on the Notebook Documentation CD.

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    1394 port 4–14 AC adapter connecting 1–9 identifying 1–3 antivirus software 3–2 audio-in (microphone) jack 4–11 audio-out (headphone) jack 4–11 battery bay identifying 4–15 inserting battery pack 1–4 battery light 1–10 battery pack charging 1–10 identifying 1–3 inserting 1–4 battery pack release latch 4–15 buttons digital drive eject 4–14 display release 4–8...

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    Help and Support utility 1–5 3–9 3–12 help, documentation 4–21 Hibernation initiating 4–5 restoring 4–5 hotkeys 4–4 HP Software Product License Agreement 2–5 IDE drive light 4–8 intake vents 4–16 Internet Connection wizard 3–11 Internet service, setting up 3–10 Internet, connecting to 3–9 ISP (Internet Service Provider) icons 3–11...

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    keypad 4–4 keys 4–4 function 4–4 keypad 4–4 Windows applications 4–4 Windows logo 4–4 See also buttons; latch 4–4 labels Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity 4–20 modem approvals 4–20 product identification 4–20 system 4–20 wireless certification 4–20 language selection, during setup 2–2 latch battery pack release 4–15 See also buttons;...

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    Index Notebook Documentation CD 4–21 notebook name 2–7 num lock light 4–6 number, Product Key 4–20 opening the notebook 1–8 operating system installing 2–1 Microsoft Certificate of Authenticity label 4–20 Product Key number 4–20 registration 2–8 optical drive release button 4–11 optical drives 4–11 PC Card eject button 4–13...

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    Safety and Comfort Guide 4–21 safety information 3–7 SD (Secure Digital) Memory Card 4–13 SD I/O Card 4–13 security cable slot 4–9 security features 3–1 serial number 4–20 setting preferences 2–1 setting up hardware 1–1 setting up software 2–1 slots Digital Media 4–13 ExpressCard 4–13 PC Card 4–13...

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    Index Windows XP category view 3–1 classic view 3–1 wireless button 4–7 wireless certification labels 4–20 wireless devices, enabling 3–9 wireless light 4–6 xD-Picture Card 4–13 Index–6 Getting Started...

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