HP OmniBook 800 Installation and Setup Guide...
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2 Reinstalling Windows ... What the Recovery CD Contains ... Reinstalling Windows 95... To reinstall Windows 95 and original HP software on drive C: ... Reinstalling Windows for Workgroups ... To reinstall Windows for Workgroups and original HP software ...
To connect a microphone, headphones, or speakers ... 4 Changing the Configuration... Where You Can Change Settings ... Using HP User Tools ... To run HP User Tools ... Using OmniBook Tools ... To run OmniBook Tools ... Using the System Configuration Utility ...
Starting Out with Your OmniBook...
The online Windows Quick Start and MS-DOS Quick Start manuals: These are in the OmniBook Library group for Windows 3.1 and 3.11 (Windows for Workgroups). The OmniBook Website at http://www.hp.com/go/omnibook: Evaluator’s Guide at our Website provides complete information about installing alternate operating systems, as well as how to configure the OmniBook in a corporate, networked environment.
Setting Up the OmniBook This chapter describes the first-time setup of your HP OmniBook hardware, including the following: Installing the battery. Connecting the ac adapter and charging the battery. Resetting the OmniBook. Adjusting the display. Popping out and calibrating the PS/2-compatible mouse.
Starting Out with Your OmniBook Setting Up the OmniBook An Overview of the OmniBook Fn-key icon strip Upper-card eject AC adapter VGA out Floppy-disk drive Serial Infrared Printer Docking and Latch On/Off SCSI Security connector Display adjustments Mouse-eject button Charging light Reset button PC card slots Audio jacks...
To set up the OmniBook See “Battery Safety” in chapter 6 for the proper handling of batteries. 1. Install the battery. Lay the battery pack into the battery compartment. The metal battery contacts on the pack mate with contacts in the compartment. Close the two latches.
Orange C A U T I O N Use the HP F1044B ac adapter shipped with the OmniBook, or use another Hewlett-Packard adapter intended for use with the OmniBook 800, such as the HP F1140A. Using any other adapter could damage the OmniBook and void your warranty.
4. Reset the OmniBook. Press the reset button: Insert a pen tip or bent paper clip into the small opening marked “RESET” on the right side of the computer. Press the recessed button for 1 to 2 seconds. The OmniBook may take half a minute or more to restart (reboot).
Starting Out with Your OmniBook Setting Up the OmniBook To adjust the display Press the buttons above the keyboard to adjust the brightness. Keep in mind that a higher brightness setting gives a shorter battery operating Note time—because the internal light is using more power. This may affect the operating time by as much as 1 hour or so.
To use the mouse The mouse is extremely sturdy. Its flexibility allows it to withstand bending and accidental bumps without breaking. 1. Eject the mouse. Press the round mouse-eject button in the upper-right corner of the keyboard. Firmly pull the mouse out past the first resistance to its full extended position—about 3 inches (8 centimeters).
Starting Out with Your OmniBook Setting Up the OmniBook To replace the mouse 1. Tug sharply on the mouse to remove it and its arm from the computer. 2. Slip the arm of the new mouse into the slot inside the mousehole on the computer.
2. Insert a floppy disk by holding it face up and sliding it into the floppy drive slot until it clicks into place. The plug-in floppy drive accepts 3.5-inch disks (1.44 MB and 720 KB). 3. Remove a floppy disk by pressing the eject button. C A U T I O N Always wait until all disk activity stops (the Busy light is off) before ejecting a disk or unplugging a cable.
Starting Out with Your OmniBook Setting Up the OmniBook To select a preinstalled operating system When your OmniBook starts up the first time, it takes you through a series of setup screens, including installation of the operating system. This product offers a choice between two Microsoft operating systems: Windows 95, or Windows for Workgroups.
If you’re installing Windows for Workgroups (Windows 3.11) C A U T I O N When prompted to do so, it is important that you make back-up installation disks for MS-DOS and Windows for Workgroups. This will require 12 floppy disks for English.
Starting Out with Your OmniBook Setting Up the OmniBook 3. Choose the following option, then click OK: No, I want to install MS-DOS 6.22 and Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.1 4. When you are done with this installation, you should swap the FN-key icon strip that slips into place at the top of the keyboard above the are provided with your computer, but the one pre-inserted is for Windows 95.
Other Basics of Operation This section introduces these basic features: Using FN and ALT GR keys. Using the Status Panel. Using Shortcut keys. Starting and stopping the OmniBook. Using FN and ALT GR Keys The OmniBook has these special keys and features: combination keys.
Starting Out with Your OmniBook Other Basics of Operation Using the Status Panel The Status Panel contains indicators for the current status of the OmniBook’s C drive, keyboard locks, and battery power. Drive C. The hard drive is active (reading or writing). Keyboard Locks.
Using Shortcut Keys The following key sequences provide shortcuts to the given features. Displays or hides the Status Panel. Moves the Status Panel to another corner. Home , or PgUp PgDn Increases and decreases the master volume temporarily. Temporarily switches the master volume off (“mute”) or SPACE Adjusts the beeper mix/volume temporarily.
Starting Out with Your OmniBook Starting and Stopping the OmniBook Starting and Stopping the OmniBook You can easily start and stop your OmniBook using the blue On/Off key. But at certain times, you may want to use other methods for starting and stopping your OmniBook—depending on power considerations, types of active connections, and startup time.
Hint Preserving connections. If you have active network connections, or if you have any SCSI devices connected, plug in the ac adapter then press the On/Off key to stop the OmniBook. These connections and devices are disconnected if you stop the OmniBook any other way.
Starting Out with Your OmniBook Starting and Stopping the OmniBook In addition, Advanced Power Management (APM) provides several automatic power-saving features that affect the power state. You can adjust settings in the System Configuration Utility to control features such as: If the OmniBook is running on battery power and there’s no activity for a short period of time, it automatically stops by changing to the Suspend state.
Windows, or purchased disks). Windows 95 from the Recovery CD that came with the OmniBook. Other HP programs, online User’s Guide, and drivers from the Recovery CD that came with your OmniBook. Windows NT and OS/2 Warp from your own disks, and using instructions and drivers from the Corporate Evaluator’s Guide on our website at...
Windows for Workgroups. Installs necessary drivers and optional OmniBook software for an HP-type load. HPUTILS For Windows 3.1, 3.11, and 95: Use this to pick and install optional HP OmniBook applications, including Appointment Book, Phone Book, Calculator, the online User’s Guide, Tools, Diagnostics, and icon-strip printing.
C: 1. Plug in the ac adapter to the OmniBook. Turn off the OmniBook. 2. Connect a SCSI CD-ROM drive (HP part number F1196A) to the OmniBook’s docking/SCSI port according to the CD-ROM drive’s instructions. (This requires a special OmniBook-to-SCSI adapter cable, HP part number F1182A, unless you are using a docking system.) If you have a non-SCSI CD-ROM drive (parallel...
If you have a docking system, you can leave the OmniBook docked during most of this procedure. To reinstall Windows for Workgroups and original HP software 1. Install DOS 6.22 (from back-up installation disks or from purchased software) onto drive C as follows: Insert MS-DOS disk #1 into the floppy drive.
Reinstalling Windows Reinstalling Windows for Workgroups 3. Connect a SCSI CD-ROM drive (HP part number F1196A) to the OmniBook’s docking/SCSI port according to the CD-ROM drive’s instructions. (This requires a special OmniBook-to-SCSI adapter cable, HP part number F1182A, unless you are using a docking system.) If you have a non-SCSI CD-ROM drive (parallel...
Reinstalling HP Applications If you have deleted the online User's Guide, HP Tools, or any of the Personal Information Management software, you can reinstall them from the Recovery CD-ROM. To install HP software programs 1. Connect the ac adapter and the CD-ROM drive as described in the previous procedures.
On the Recovery CD-ROM, under OMNIBOOK\DRIVERS. On the OmniBook's hard drive under C:\OMNIBOOK\DRIVERS. On our website at http://www.hp.com/go/omnibook . This site contains the latest updates of software drivers. Different versions of an operating system require different drivers, so make sure to select the appropriate driver.
Expanding the OmniBook...
Expanding the OmniBook This chapter describes procedures to expand or update the capabilities of your OmniBook, including: Replacing internal hardware. Connecting external devices.
Replacing Internal Hardware This section describes how to Remove and install the hard-disk drive. Install a memory-expansion board. Instructions on installing the battery are in chapter 1. To replace the hard-disk drive You normally don’t remove drive C, the main internal disk (also called the “hard- disk drive”).
Expanding the OmniBook Replacing Internal Hardware 3. Close the cover and turn your computer over. Using a Torx-T6 screwdriver, remove the five screws holding the hard drive and the keyboard in place (the exact locations vary with the type of hard drive). 4.
5. Important: Disengage the hard drive connectors by grasping the left flap of the plastic insulator and pulling to the right as shown. 6. CAUTION: Handle the hard drive only by its edges to avoid damage from electrostatic discharge . Lift up on the left flap of the insulator sheet and remove the hard drive.
Expanding the OmniBook Replacing Internal Hardware If your new hard drive has screws in different positions from the old one, you will also need to adjust the insulator sheet. Compare the location of the screw- holes in the new hard drive with those in the insulator sheet. If there is no screw at position A, then unfold the flap at position A, and lay it flat before laying the hard drive down on the insulator.
9. Grasp the right flap of the insulator and pull to the left to engage the connection between the hard drive and the computer. Do not push down on the hard drive. If the hard drive's connectors do not engage the computer's connectors, pull the hard drive back out and try again.
The OmniBook memory-expansion slot accommodates one memory-expansion board. You can install a memory-expansion board to increase the total amount of memory. (To find out your OmniBook memory size, see HP User Tools in Windows 95 or OmniBook Tools in Windows for Workgroups.)
1. Exit Windows; otherwise, your current session and any unsaved data will not be preserved. Important: Turn off the unit, unplug the ac adapter, and remove the battery. 2. Turn the OmniBook over. Press your thumbs against the ridges on the memory- slot cover and push the cover off of the memory-expansion slot.
Expanding the OmniBook Connecting External Devices Connecting External Devices This section describes how to connect the following devices to your OmniBook: PC cards. An external monitor. A serial device. An external mouse. A printer (parallel device). A SCSI device. An infrared device. A microphone, headphone, or speaker.
Video, which allows a zoomed video card to show high-quality multimedia presentations. For information about compatible cards, visit our Web site at http://www.hp.com/go/omnibook. Or, contact Hewlett-Packard as described in the Support and Service booklet or in OmniBook Support in the online OnmiBook Library.
Expanding the OmniBook Connecting External Devices To insert a PC card into the upper slot Hold the card with its face up and its connector holes toward the card slot, then slide it into the slot until it won’t go any further. The card should be about flush with the case.
To insert a PC card into the lower slot 1. Turn over the OmniBook, release the two latches on the bottom of the slot tray, and pull out the tray. 2. Lift or push the plastic spacer out of the tray. (Save the spacer in case you remove the card later—it keeps dust and dirt from getting inside the case.) 3.
Expanding the OmniBook Connecting External Devices To remove a PC card C A U T I O N Do not remove a disk while it is actively reading or writing. If you remove a disk while it is active, its data could become corrupted. Do not remove an I/O card while an application is open that is set up to use that card.
To connect an external monitor 1. Make sure that the external display supports VGA or SVGA format. 2. Plug the VGA cable from the back of the external display into the VGA connector at the back of the OmniBook. VGA connector The OmniBook automatically recognizes and activates the external display and turns off the internal display.
Expanding the OmniBook Connecting External Devices To connect an external mouse 1. You will need to use a 9-pin serial mouse and connect it to the serial port (above). 2. Activate the new mouse by selecting the mouse type and driver. In Windows 95, open the Control Panel, Mouse, General, and select the mouse type (such as Standard Serial Mouse or Microsoft Serial Mouse).
To connect a CD-ROM drive or other SCSI device The OmniBook’s SCSI (Small Computer Systems Interface) port commonly connects to CD-ROM drives, hard-disk drives, and tape drives. SCSI devices are disabled whenever you turn off the computer. 1. You will need an OmniBook-to-SCSI adapter cable (part number F1182A). 2.
Expanding the OmniBook Connecting External Devices 6. If you’re using Windows 95, the OmniBook automatically detects the new device and sets it up for you. If necessary, Windows requests information about the device. —or— If you’re using Windows for Workgroups, exit Windows and reboot the OmniBook (press CTRL+ALT+DEL To connect an infrared device...
To connect a microphone, headphones, or speakers The OmniBook has a built-in microphone and two speakers. The speakers are stereo, but both play a mix of the right and left channels. You can connect an external microphone and external speakers or external headphones. Plug a microphone into the microphone jack.
Changing the Configuration...
Changing the Configuration This chapter describes OmniBook tools and utilities to adjust configuration settings: HP User Tools (Windows 95 operating system only). OmniBook Tools (Windows 3.1 operating systems only). System Configuration Utility (operating-system-independent). You can use the System Configuration Utility (SCU) or the Tools application to change OmniBook configuration settings.
Where You Can Change Settings Settings HP User Tools (Windows 95) Display, keyboard, mouse Display resolution Display switching Keyboard setup External keyboard setup Pointing device setup External pointer setup Status Panel setup Power management Time-out setup Advanced power setup Port Activity...
Using HP User Tools Using HP User Tools HP User Tools give you a convenient way in Windows 95 to change the way your OmniBook looks and operates. For many settings, it’s an alternative to using the System Configuration Utility.
Opens the Windows Control Panel for changing other settings. Opens the OmniBook User’s Guide and other online sources of information. Shows the HP software license agreement. Shows how to get support for the OmniBook. Shows the BIOS version and the amount of system memory.
Changing the Configuration Using OmniBook Tools Using OmniBook Tools OmniBook Tools give you a convenient way in Windows for Workgroups to change the way your OmniBook looks and operates. For many settings, it’s an alternative to using the System Configuration Utility. To run OmniBook Tools 1.
Sound Applications Volume and Mixer Media Player Sound Recorder Connections COM Ports Printers Card Slots Infrared Communications Input Devices Pointing Devices Keyboard Power Management Password Settings Library About Opens the Volume and Mixer windows for adjusting volume and balance. Starts the Windows Media Player application. Starts the Windows Sound Recorder application.
Changing the Configuration Using the System Configuration Utility Using the System Configuration Utility The System Configuration Utility (SCU) provides access to basic configuration settings. It is independent of the operating system. To run the SCU 1. Close all applications, then shut down Windows and reboot the OmniBook. If necessary, you can press CTRL+ALT+DEL to reboot.
System menu Date and Time Sets the date and time. Boot Devices Boot Device “FDD First” is the typical PC boot, where drive A is searched first for a system disk, then drive C. “HDD Only” boots the computer from drive C only. Provides protection from boot-sector virus. PC Card Mode “Legacy”...
Changing the Configuration Using the System Configuration Utility Input/Output menu COM Port Sets serial port address and interrupt. LPT Port Sets printer port address and interrupt. LPT Type Sets printer port communication. Keyboard Setup “Key Delay” sets how long you hold a key down before the character starts repeating. “Key Repeat Rate”...
Contact your dealer, or contact Hewlett-Packard—see the OmniBook Support and Service booklet. Find technical information about the OmniBook on the Internet. Visit the World-Wide Web support site at http://www.hp.com/go/omnibook If the OmniBook does run: See the online OmniBook User’s Guide.
Solving Basic Problems If your OmniBook has a problem starting, find the symptom below that matches your situation. Try the suggestions one at a time. If the OmniBook turns off immediately after it turns on Battery power is probably extremely low. Plug in the ac adapter—or turn off the OmniBook and insert a fresh battery (see chapter 1).
Troubleshooting Solving Basic Problems If the OmniBook doesn’t reboot successfully (Windows 95) If your operating system is Windows 95 If no text is displayed during reboot, or if the system stops before you see “Starting Windows 95...”, the unit might require service. Try rebooting again. You can try to start the System Configuration Utility (press F2 during reboot), then select Factory Default Settings from the Defaults menu, and then select Save from the Exit menu.
You must reinstall your files after running these commands: fdisk (to verify partitions on drive C) format c: /u (to prepare drive C for storing data) Then reinstall the operating system, special drivers, and HP software. Troubleshooting Solving Basic Problems to reboot—but at the...
For Windows for Workgroups, use Display in OmniBook Tools. For Windows 95, use the Settings tab under Display in the Control Panel (under HP User Tools or under Settings). If an external display won't turn on If the external display is unrecognized by the OmniBook, the computer will not send it video signals.
Check that Cache is enabled (in the System Configuration Utility, open the System menu and check Enable Cache). You might need to install more RAM. The memory-expansion boards are HP part numbers F1168A (16 MB), F1169A (32 MB) and F1119A (64 MB).
Specifications, Regulatory, and Safety Information...
Specifications, Regulatory, and Safety Information Your OmniBook is designed to provide trouble-free operation. The following suggestions can help you maintain its dependability: Observe the temperature limits and other specifications listed in the next section. Check out the tips about ergonomics and work habits. If you have problems, see the problem-solving suggestions in chapter 5 of this manual.
Hardware Specifications Display Backlit liquid-crystal display (LCD). Color SVGA (800 × 600). Accelerated PCI-bus video controller. Zoomed video enabled. Keyboard Enhanced PC functionality with compact layout. Full-sized keyboard with embedded numeric keypad. FN key. Mouse PS/2-compatible mouse. Memory RAM: 16 MB built in, expandable to 80 MB maximum. Mass Storage IDE hard disk drive: Two card slots.
Specifications, Regulatory, and Safety Information Software System Resources Software System Resources Below are default values for the system resources. To see other, non-default possibilities, refer to the System Configuration Utility, which lists port and audio device configurations in the Input/Output menu. Interrupt Capabilities (IRQs) System timer Keyboard...
Input/Output (I/O) Addresses 1F0-1F7 Hard-disk drive 220-22F ESS sound 2F8-2FF COM 2 if modem installed 330-331 ESS sound 378-37F LPT1 (external parallel port) 388-38B ESS sound 3B0-3BB Video adapter 3C0-3DF Video adapter 3E0-3E1 PC Card bridge on PCI 3F0-3F5 (primary) Floppy drive Hard-disk drive Floppy drive...
To purchase a power cord (including one for a country not listed below) or a replacement ac adapter (HP part number F1044B or F1140A), contact your local Hewlett-Packard dealer or Sales and Service office.
To avoid risk of fire, burns, or damage to your battery pack, do not allow a metal object to touch across the battery contacts. The battery pack is suitable for use only with an HP OmniBook 800 and, if desired, the HP F1063B battery charger.
Specifications, Regulatory, and Safety Information Safety Information Working in Comfort Ergonomics is the science that fits products to people. Its goal is to make products easy, enjoyable, safe, and efficient to use. However, with even the best designed equipment, how you use the product is very important. You can use your OmniBook virtually anywhere, anytime, so following the guidelines below can be a challenge—but your efforts will be worthwhile, and help ensure that your OmniBook is ergonomically effective for you.
Regulatory Information This section presents information that shows how the OmniBook complies with regulations in certain regions. Any modifications to the OmniBook not expressly approved by Hewlett-Packard could void the authority to operate the OmniBook in these regions. U.S.A. The OmniBook and its floppy-disk drive generate and use radio frequency energy and may interfere with radio and television reception.
Specifications, Regulatory, and Safety Information Regulatory Information Canada This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the radio interference regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications. Le présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant les limites applicables aux appareils numériques de Classe B prescrites dans le règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicté...
Mobile Computing Division 1000 NE Circle Blvd. Corvallis, OR 97330 declares that the following product Product name: HP OmniBook 800CS / 800 CT Options: conforms to the following product specifications Safety: IEC 950:1991+A1,A2 / EN 60950 (1992)+A1,A2 IEC 825-1:1993 / EN60825-1:1994...
Index 32-bit access, 3-9 950B, 2-4 cable card slots, 3-11 cards ac adapter, 1-6 preserves CD-ROM drive, 2-4, 2-5 connections, 1-19 ac power, 1-5 cleaning the OmniBook, adapter cable OmniBook to SCSI, 2- computer speed 4, 2-6 adjusting the display, 1-8 Control Panel ALT GR key, 1-15 applications...
5-4, 5-5 turning display off, 1- recovering Windows, 2-3 Recovery CD, 2-3, 2-4, 2-5 turning off, 1-18 reinstalling turning on, 1-18 HP software, 2-4, 2-5 Website, 1-2 Windows 3.1, 2-5 Windows 95, 2-4 rebooting, 1-20 removing suspend, 1-18 drive C, 3-3...
connecting, 3-17 SCSI devices Tools at turn-off, 1-19 serial devices troubleshooting connecting, 3-15 shortcut keys, 1-17 speakers turning off connecting, 3-19 specifications hardware, 6-3 turning on safety, 6-6 status panel, 1-16 moving, 1-17 Support Utilities disk, 2- 3, 2-4, 2-5 user's guide Support Utility disk, 1-20 Suspend state...