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  • Page 1 www.compaq.com Presario Mobile Internet-PC Beyond Setup Guide 1700 Series www.compaq.com © 2001 Compaq Computer Corporation. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States, Brazil, Canada, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. Compaq is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. 183237-003...
  • Page 2 Presario Mobile Internet PC Beyond Setup Guide 1700 Series...
  • Page 3 Notice © 2001 Compaq Computer Corporation COMPAQ and the Compaq logo Registered in U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Intel, SpeedStep, and Pentium are trademarks of Intel Corporation. All other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Chapter 1 Introduction ....... 1-1 Where Can I Find Information?....1-2 Printed Documents .
  • Page 5 Right Panel ........2-7 Components on Right Side with CD, DVD, or CD-RW Installed .
  • Page 6 Storage Drives ....... 3-12 Identifying Your Storage Drives ....3-12 Using the Diskette Drive .
  • Page 7 FutureBay™ ........5-4 Using the FutureBay ......5-4 Audio CDs and Video Discs .
  • Page 8 Search Engines ....... 6-9 Choosing a Search Engine ....6-9 Using a Search Engine .
  • Page 9 Backup Utilities....... . 8-6 Using Backup Devices ..... . . 8-6 Hard Disk Errors .
  • Page 10 Solution Tables....... . 9-9 Audio and Video ......9-9 Battery and Power .
  • Page 12 Congratulations! As the owner of a new Presario Notebook computer, you have joined the world-wide community of mobile computer users. Once your Notebook is set up and connected to the Internet, you can explore vast regions of information, entertainment, and services online. The Beyond Setup Guide is designed for both experienced computer users and beginners.
  • Page 13: Printed Documents

    Your new Presario Notebook computer came with printed documents containing helpful reference information. If you have access to the Internet, you can also view these and other documents on the Compaq Web site at This section describes www.compaq.com/mypresario. the documentation that came in the box with your new Notebook.
  • Page 14 This document explains how to protect your equipment from damage, protect yourself from injury, and ensure your comfort while using your Notebook. The warranty details the Compaq commitment to service during the warranty period. Keep the warranty certificate in a safe place for future reference.
  • Page 15: Symbols

    The following words and symbols have special meaning in this guide and in the electronic documentation: Important information that Did you know... may help you to solve a problem. Helpful hints that make using your Notebook easier and faster. Another document or another See also page in this document that has related information.
  • Page 16: Safety

    To shut down your Notebook properly, complete the Warning following steps: To reduce the risk of electric 1. Close all open programs. shock and damage to the equipment, read the Safety and 2. On the Windows taskbar, click Start, then click Comfort document.
  • Page 18 Before you begin using your new Presario Notebook, you’ll want to look at some of the basic components. To open your new Notebook, lift the Display Release Latch and gently lift the lid up.
  • Page 19 Open the front of your Notebook and take a look at these components: • Components on Front • Lower Front Panel • Internet Zone Buttons and Lights • Function Keys See also “Turning Your Notebook On and Off” later in this guide to learn more about how to start and shut down your Notebook.
  • Page 20 See also “Reprogramming the Internet Zone Buttons” later in this guide to learn how to program these buttons to suit your needs.
  • Page 21 To access these features, press and hold the Fn key, press the function key, and then release both keys simultaneously.
  • Page 22 The following keys have already been assigned: * Not functional with all display types.
  • Page 23 Take a look at the left side of your Notebook. This is where the microphone and headphone jacks and PC card slot are located. Did you know... PC Cards are credit card-sized removable options that expand the capability of your Notebook.
  • Page 24: Or Superdisk Drive Installed

    Take a look at the right side of your Notebook. This is where the battery and the CD, DVD, CD-RW, diskette, or SuperDisk drive are located. Did you know... Your Presario Notebook is equipped with a feature called ™ FutureBay that allows you to swap storage drives *A DVD or CD-RW are available on select models.
  • Page 25 Take a look at the back of your Notebook. This is where you connect external hardware such as a printer or external monitor. See also “Attaching Hardware Devices” later in this guide for more information on attaching external devices. *Available on select models.
  • Page 26 Here’s what’s on the underside of your Notebook. This is where the memory compartment, the battery release switch, and the FutureBay release switch are located. Before calling Compaq Customer Support you will need the serial number from the underside of your Notebook.
  • Page 27 A QuikDock provides external ports for various connectors, With the QuikDock you can allowing you to dock and remove your Notebook while your create a permanent work hardware devices remain connected to the QuikDock. The space or “dock” for your illustration and table below show where to connect external Notebook, complete with devices to the QuikDock.
  • Page 28 Your Presario Notebook computer is designed for easy setup, use, and upgrading. In this chapter, you’ll become familiar with your Notebook features.
  • Page 29: Plugging And Unplugging Ac Power

    This section helps you get your Notebook set up • Ensure that you can reach the and running. electrical outlet easily. • Plugging and • Unplug the AC adapter from Unplugging AC Power the electrical outlet when you want to disconnect AC power •...
  • Page 30 When you’re not on the go, you’ll want to use your Notebook’s AC adapter to supply power. This ensures that the battery is always charged. When your Notebook does not have a charged battery, you should save your work and turn off your Notebook before unplugging it from the AC power supply.
  • Page 31 Warning Your Notebook contains a To insert the battery into the battery compartment, position the lithium-ion battery pack. battery so that the side with the label is turned up and slide the Improper handling of the battery into the compartment until it snaps into place. battery pack can result in fire and chemical burns.
  • Page 32 ® Some Presario Notebook models use the Pentium III Processor ® ™ featuring Intel SpeedStep Technology. This technology gives you the capability to optimize your Notebook’s processor speeds based on the power source in use. The default SpeedStep icons for each power source are listed below: The checkered flag icon in the system tray on the Did you know...
  • Page 33: Touchpad

    Just like the mouse, the TouchPad In this section you’ll learn lets you draw lines or point to items how to select, click on the Windows desktop. Try and double-click with dragging the pointer across the the TouchPad: screen by gently dragging your •...
  • Page 34 Your TouchPad has a Tapping feature that works like the left mouse button. If enabled, you can tap once on the TouchPad to select an object and tap twice to double-click. To get additional help for setting advanced TouchPad features, click the button or select Help from the Mouse Properties dialog box.
  • Page 35 Edge Motion allows you to continue to scroll once your finger reaches the edge of the TouchPad. When this feature is turned on, the window continues to scroll until you lift your finger. To turn on Edge Motion, complete the following steps: 1.
  • Page 36: Display Options

    If the display only fills part of the screen or the default In this section: resolution does not suit your needs, you may want to adjust • Changing Resolution the display resolution. • Adjusting Brightness To change the display resolution, complete these steps: 1.
  • Page 37 If your display is too faint or too bright, the brightness controls may not be set properly. To correct this condition, complete the following steps: 1. On the taskbar, click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel. You can also adjust the 2.
  • Page 38: Front Of Your Presario Notebook

    You can reprogram the Internet Zone buttons to reflect your personal preferences. The Internet Zone buttons, located above your To reprogram your Internet Zone buttons, complete the Notebook’s keyboard, following steps: automatically connect you 1. On the taskbar, click Start, point to Settings, and then click to the Internet.
  • Page 39: Storage Drives

    Your diskette drive, hard drive, and • Identifying Your CD, CD-RW, or DVD drive are Storage Drives designated with letters of the • Using the Diskette Drive alphabet, as well as with icons. • Using the SuperDisk To determine your drive letters, Drive complete the following steps: 1.
  • Page 40 To insert a diskette into the SuperDisk drive, hold the diskette with the label facing up and the arrow pointing towards the drive, and gently push the diskette into the drive. To remove the disk, press the Eject button on the diskette drive. Did you know...
  • Page 41: Security

    To use the security slot found on In this section: the back of your Notebook, • Using the Security Slot complete the following steps: • Power-On Password 1. Insert a locking device (such as a Kensington lock) into the security slot. 2.
  • Page 42 4. Move to Set Supervisor Password. Press the Enter key. 5. Set your personal password, and press the Enter key. You must confirm the password and press the Enter key again. 6. Move to Password on boot using the + or - keys to select Enable.
  • Page 44 Now that your Presario Notebook computer is set up and running, you may want to explore and learn about some of the common tasks performed by your Notebook.
  • Page 45: S-Video Connection

    To connect your Notebook and your television, you need an S-Video cable to plug into your TV, VCR, or other device. These cables can be purchased from a retail TV store or With an S-Video a computer store. connection, you can play games on a bigger To connect and enable S-Video, complete the following steps: screen or watch DVD...
  • Page 46 5. Click the top left corner of the TV button to enable S-Video. S-Video is enabled if the button next to Primary is blue. 6. Click Apply to accept the changes and then click OK to exit both dialog boxes. 7.
  • Page 47 After you have enabled your television, you may need to adjust Did you know... the size or location of the image on your screen. The resolution of your To make adjustments to your display, complete the following: Notebook display is much 1.
  • Page 48 A virus is a program that attaches itself to a file on your Notebook and then spreads from one file to another. Viruses can damage data, Did you know... cause computers to malfunction, Compaq provides anti-virus and display annoying or offensive scanning and free software messages.
  • Page 49 A computer virus is a program that damages or erases files or programs. Your Notebook can become “infected” with a virus when you open a contaminated program or file. Some signs indicating that your Notebook may be infected include: • Strange characters or crude statements suddenly appearing on your screen •...
  • Page 50: Adding And Removing Software

    Software can be installed from a CD, a diskette, or downloaded from a Web site. Many software CDs automatically begin the Discover how easy it is to installation process when placed in the CD drive. If you have add and remove software, software that does not automatically begin the installation attach new hardware process, you can install the software by using the Microsoft...
  • Page 51 To install a program file that you have downloaded from the Internet to your hard drive, complete the following steps: Check the downloaded program file for viruses 1. Terminate your Internet connection. before installation. 2. Close all programs. 3. From the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  • Page 52 To install a new hardware device such as a printer or gamepad to your Notebook, complete the following steps: 1. Turn off your Notebook. 2. Connect the device to your Notebook according to the instructions that come with it. 3. Turn on your Notebook. You may be prompted to insert the Windows Installation CD or diskettes.
  • Page 53 3. Select Specify a location. If C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS is not displayed in the drop-down box, select it from the drop-down list or type it in the box and click Next. The Wizard begins installing the necessary files and drivers for the new hardware. 4.
  • Page 54 Who would ever have thought that your home entertainment center could fit in your lap or on a desktop? Your Presario Notebook computer allows you to listen to your favorite music and (on select models) watch your favorite movies almost anywhere you go. To help you understand what options lie at your fingertips and how to use these options, this...
  • Page 55: Inserting A Disc

    To load a disc into the disc drive, complete the following steps: This section covers: • Inserting a Disc • Removing a Disc 1. Press the Eject button located on the front of the drive. • Manually Ejecting 2. Remove a disc from its protective case, holding the disc by its a Disc center hole and outer edge to avoid touching the surface.
  • Page 56 To remove a disc from the drive, complete the following steps: 1. Press the Eject button on the drive. 2. Remove a disc from the tray, gently pushing down on the center spindle while pulling up on the outer edges. Avoid touching the surface of the disc.
  • Page 57: Futurebay

    While using your Notebook, you can switch between drives with Your new Notebook ease. To switch from one drive to another, complete the provides you with the ability following steps: to interchange drives (CD, DVD, CD-RW, Diskette, 1. Click the icon located in the system tray on the Windows or SuperDisk) using a taskbar, then select Change device in swappable bay.
  • Page 58: Playing Audio Cds

    To play an audio CD, insert the disc into the CD or DVD drive. In this section you’ll learn After a few seconds the Compaq how to play audio and video CD Player opens and the disc discs with your Notebook. automatically starts playing.
  • Page 59 To play a video disc, insert the disc into the CD or DVD drive. After a few seconds, the disc automatically starts playing. If disc play does not start automatically, complete the following steps: 1. On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, point to Programs, Accessories, Entertainment, and then click Windows Media Player.
  • Page 60: Dvds

    In this section you’ll learn Your Notebook’s DVD Drive reserves the best seat in the house how to play DVD discs with for you, so you can watch all your favorite movies anytime, your Notebook. anywhere. The DVD Player is simple and fun to use. This section covers: •...
  • Page 61 The on-screen controls allow you to quickly and easily access the features of the DVD Player. The table below provides you with button identifications and descriptions to help you operate the player.
  • Page 63 The DVD Player has two modes or play settings: the DVD mode and the File mode. Use the DVD mode to play a standard DVD. Use the File mode to play movie or MPEG files. To play content from the File mode, complete the following steps: 1.
  • Page 64 Did you know... Set up your S-Video connection following the procedures in the DVD movies can only be “Common Tasks” chapter of this guide. viewed on one display at a 1. Once your S-Video connection is properly set up, start the time.
  • Page 65 Some models have a “regionalized” Did you know... feature that limits the playback of discs to specific geographical regions. When attempting to play a DVD that does not match the If your Notebook has this feature, the drive’s region setting, you region code on the DVD drive must will see the message, “The disk match the region code on the disc.
  • Page 66 Did you know... To change the DVD drive region setting, complete these steps: You can only change the region 1. With a DVD disc in the drive, open the Compaq DVD Player. code for the DVD drive five times. The fifth setting change 2.
  • Page 67 To hide the DVD Player panel, click anywhere outside the DVD control panel. You already know how to play DVDs and video CDs. To view the DVD Player control panel when the DVD Content This section shows you Picture window is set to full-size, move the cursor to the edge of how to adjust the display the screen.
  • Page 68: Installing Adaptec Easy Cd Creatorâ„¢ 4 (Available On Select Models)

    If your Notebook has a CD-RW drive, you can Insert the Adaptec Easy CD Creator 4 disc into the CD-RW create your own audio drive and complete the following steps to install the Adaptec and data CDs. This Easy CD Creator software. section covers: •...
  • Page 69 5. When prompted, insert the Adaptec Update Diskette if one was provided with the Adaptec Easy CD Creator software. Follow the on-screen instructions to continue the installation. 6. When the installation is complete, click Finish. Take Two is used to back up the contents of your hard disk to a single or multiple CDs.
  • Page 70 Did you know... To access the main menu of the Adaptec Easy CD Creator 4, After installation of Adaptec from the Windows taskbar click Start, point to Programs, then Easy CD Creator 4, you will be to Adaptec Easy CD Creator 4, and then click Create CD. prompted to restart your The Adaptec main menu is displayed.
  • Page 71 4. If you are recording tracks from an existing music CD, insert the music CD into your CD drive and continue with the next Did you know... step. To begin recording WAV or MP3 files, continue with the next step. You can record any combination of tracks, WAV, 5.
  • Page 72 4. To open a Data CD Layout, click the small arrow next to the New button on the toolbar. Select Data CD from the drop- down list and a Data CD Layout opens. 5. Insert a blank CD into your CD-Recorder. 6.
  • Page 73 Did you know... The CD Copier is used to back up almost any kind of CD. Easy CD Creator is designed to To make a backup copy of a CD, complete the following steps: assist you in reproducing material for which you own the 1.
  • Page 74 • Open the Systems Properties dialog box by clicking System from the Control Panel. Click the Device Manager tab and ensure that Allow Disconnect is set for both the CD-Recorder and the hard disk. • Do not attempt to record CDs from files on a network. If the desired files are on a network, copy them to your local hard disk before recording the CD.
  • Page 76 “Surfing the Web” can be a wonderful way to use and enjoy your Notebook. Surfing offers new opportunities daily for shopping, education, news, entertainment, research, and education. Possibilities abound on the Web. This chapter helps you discover them. When you do, you will not be alone.
  • Page 77: What Is The Internet

    The World Wide Web is part of the Internet. Several decades ago, the U.S. military began developing the Internet. It wasn’t long before academic and industrial researchers began using it to This section helps you share data. answer these questions: Vast numbers of new computer users stimulated Internet growth •...
  • Page 78 A network can link multiple computers. For example, a large company could link all its computers within a single network. On a higher level, networks can link to other networks. In fact, huge numbers of networks are linked worldwide to form the Internet.
  • Page 79: Graphics

    World Wide Web information is grouped in Web sites that are home to one or more Web pages. Web pages can provide text, graphics, animation, audio, and video to your computer. Did you know... Many Web pages include hyperlinks, also known as links, Hyperlinks make it easy to that transport your search at the jump from place to place on the...
  • Page 80 Using your computer to tour the World Wide Web is called surfing the Web. Sometimes you’ll just be looking to see what’s there. At other times, you’ll be looking for something specific. A Web site has an Internet address that tells your computer how to find it.
  • Page 81 See also A search engine is a program used on Web sites that allows you to search the Internet for keywords you enter. The search engine The “Search Engines” section generates a list of Web pages that contain your keywords. later in this chapter for detailed information about Once you access the Internet, you can use a search engine to...
  • Page 82: Browsers

    A Web browser is a program that allows you to see Web sites on This section covers the the Internet. following: Your computer’s browser performs four basic tasks. When you • What is a Browser? provide a Web site’s URL, your browser will: •...
  • Page 83 To begin surfing the Internet with Microsoft Internet Explorer, complete either of the following: • From the Windows desktop, double-click the Internet Did you know... Explorer icon. Microsoft Internet Explorer has • From the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, point to an extensive Help section that Programs, and then click the Internet Explorer icon.
  • Page 84: Search Engines

    Many different search engines exist This section will help you on their own Web sites. Each one perform the following tasks: keeps a list, or database, of • Choosing a Search registered Web sites. The search Engine engine’s master list includes a description and Internet address for •...
  • Page 85 Most search engines ask for a keyword. A keyword is a single Choose your keywords word or simple phrase that describes your topic. carefully. Your choice • When entering keywords, you can enter an entire sentence to determines the success limit the search to a more specific topic.
  • Page 86 You can now begin searching on the Web. Briefly examine the list provided by the search engine. Then, Try various keywords and • If you don’t like the list, change the keyword and ask the compare the results. You can search engine to generate a new list.
  • Page 87: Accessing Files From The Internet

    Accessing files from the Internet can be as simple as the push of a button. You may want to access files such as software upgrades and patches, videos, music, the latest news, or up-to-date virus- detection files. See also To access a file on the Internet, complete the following: The “Anti-Virus Software”...
  • Page 88 When you’re on the go, AC wall outlets are not always available and sometimes you’ll want to use battery power. This chapter shows you how to maintain and recharge your battery properly so that your Presario Notebook computer has the power necessary to continue running.
  • Page 89: Using The Battery

    Your Notebook allows you to use either AC power or battery When AC wall outlets are power. If an AC wall outlet is not available, you will want to use not available or convenient, battery power. This section will help you: the battery becomes the “life-line”...
  • Page 90 Refer to the following storage requirements. NiMH Battery - If your Notebook uses a NiMH (nickel-metal- hydride) battery and you will not be using your Notebook for a For safety reasons when long period of time (more than two weeks): operating under AC Power, Compaq recommends that •...
  • Page 91: Calibrating The Battery

    You may notice that the battery gauge does not correctly display All batteries lose their the battery charge level when you charge if they have not first receive your Notebook, or if been used for a long you have not used your Notebook period of time.
  • Page 92 5. Click the Power Schemes tab. 6. From Running on Batteries column: a. In the Turn off Monitor drop-down list, select Never. You can use your Notebook while the battery is draining b. In the Turn off Hard Disk drop-down list, select Never. or charging.
  • Page 93 Battery charging time will vary based on the initial battery charge, the type of battery, and the activity of your Notebook while charging. Over time, all batteries lose the ability to operate at full capacity and the battery will have to be replaced. To purchase a new battery, contact your Compaq-authorized dealer or access the Compaq Web site at: www.compaq.com/athome.
  • Page 94 A low-battery condition exists when the battery has less than If you will not be using your 10 percent of its power remaining. This section will show you Notebook for an extended how to correct a low-battery condition and what to do if your period of time, Compaq Notebook loses all recommends that you unplug...
  • Page 95 If you cannot connect the AC adapter but you have a charged Did you know... battery, you can change to battery Once your Notebook has power and continue working. To entered Hibernation mode, it replace the drained battery with a will not turn on until it is charged one, complete the plugged into an AC adapter or...
  • Page 96 Congratulations! You are no longer a "new user." Now you know how to use some of the fun, basic functions of your new Presario Notebook computer, like surfing the Web. Now, it’s time to learn about some advanced features, such as power management, Hibernation and Sleep modes.
  • Page 97 Did you know... Your Notebook automatically goes into Hibernation if your battery is low or after one hour of Sleep. When it is on AC power, it does not go into Hibernation. See also Presario Operating System Manual for more information on changing Power Management settings.
  • Page 98 Maintaining your Notebook by keeping it clean and keeping the vents free from dust promotes greater longevity and higher performance. If Notebook components are not cleaned periodically, the probability of system failure increases. The information in this chapter provides helpful instructions for the maintenance and care of your Notebook.
  • Page 99: Cleaning Your Notebook's Exterior

    This section covers: • Cleaning Your Notebook’s Exterior Using a damp, lint-free cloth, clean the keyboard, the • Cleaning the Keyboard Notebook’s exterior, and other external parts on your Notebook. • Cleaning the Display Screen • Cleaning the TouchPad • Cleaning the External Mouse •...
  • Page 100 The surface of your display screen may look fuzzy or smudged. You can use a soft, damp, lint-free cloth to wipe Foam swabs or cosmetic the screen clean. applicators are preferred to cotton swabs because cotton If the display screen requires any additional cleaning, use an can add rather than antistatic screen cleaner or pre-moistened antistatic wipes.
  • Page 101 If you are using an external mouse and the mouse pointer’s precision control becomes difficult, cleaning the mouse can Give your Presario Notebook a substantially improve its performance. safe home. If your Notebook is consistently exposed to direct To clean the external mouse, complete the following steps: sunlight, consider moving it.
  • Page 102 Your Presario Internet Notebook is designed as a durable Did you know... product. However, when you transport it, we recommend that Your Notebook is cooled by you put it in a portable notebook carrying case. To enhance the air that is drawn in through life of your system, follow these Do’s and Don’ts.
  • Page 103 To retrieve files that may have been lost or damaged, you should back up your files regularly to diskettes or other backup media. You can back up all the files on your Notebook or you can select specific files and folders. Use diskettes to do a partial backup of selected files or folders.
  • Page 104: Using Scandisk

    The ScanDisk utility examines the hard drive for surface errors and file and folder problems. ScanDisk corrects these problems so that Windows and other programs run efficiently. This section covers: Use ScanDisk from once a week to once a month, depending on •...
  • Page 105 To free hard disk space, remove unused files stored on your hard disk by completing these steps: 1. Double-click the My Computer icon on your Windows desktop. 2. Right-click the disk that you want to free space on. 3. Click Properties, then click Disk Cleanup on the General tab.
  • Page 106: Checking The Hard Disk Space

    In Windows, you can see a chart of the available hard drive space. To check your hard drive space, complete the following steps: This section covers: • Double-click the My Computer icon. The My Computer • Checking the Hard window is displayed. Disk Space •...
  • Page 107 Did you know... When you delete files from your Notebook, they are not You can also double-click on completely eliminated from your hard drive. They are the Recycle Bin icon and temporarily stored in a system folder referred to as the Recycle open the folder to select items Bin.
  • Page 108 You turn on your Notebook and it won’t start. You try to print and nothing happens. You get an error message that prevents you from getting your work done—and there's no one around who knows what to do. Help! In this chapter you’ll learn easy ways to increase computer performance and solve some basic computer problems: •...
  • Page 109: Chapter 9 Solutions

    If you encounter minor problems with your Notebook, display, Before you consult our or software, refer to the following list of general suggestions extensive list of common before taking further action: solutions, try these helpful hints. If you still need help, •...
  • Page 110: General Questions

    Q. Where can I find more information about my Notebook? A. In the printed documentation that came with your Notebook. Also visit the Compaq support Web site at: • General Questions http://www.compaq.com/athome/support/serv_note.html • Display Questions • Questions about Sound Q. What is Microsoft Windows? •...
  • Page 111 Q. Why is my Notebook slow when not on the network or when coming out of Hibernation mode? A. If the internal Ethernet hardware (network card) is set up to See also connect to a network, Windows tries to access the network through the Ethernet hardware.
  • Page 112 Q. My display (monitor) is blank. What should I do? A. Your Notebook might be in either Sleep (Standby) or Hibernation mode. Try pressing any key to wake your Notebook from Sleep (Standby) mode. If this does not correct the problem, press the Power button once to resume from Hibernation mode.
  • Page 113 Q. When I play a DVD movie on S-Video, the movie shows only on the display panel. What should I do? A. You may need to press the Fn+F3 keys more than once to transfer the image to the TV. See also Q.
  • Page 114: Hard Disk Errors

    Q. Where do I get information about memory upgrades? A. See the following site: http://athome.compaq.com Error messages are displayed on the screen to alert you when problems occur and when your input is required to resolve a problem. Q. I receive an Out of Memory message while a program is running.
  • Page 115 Q. I receive a non-system disk or disk error message. What is wrong? A. If you have a non-system or disk error message, check the following: • Check the diskette drive to see if you have a diskette in the drive.
  • Page 116 In this section: • Audio and Video • Battery and Power • Mass-Storage • Game and Internet • Keyboard and TouchPad • Memory and PC Card...
  • Page 117 Did you know... Video is also referred to as the display. Key combinations, such as the example Fn+F8 used in these solutions, mean that you should press and hold down the Fn key, press the F8 key, and then release both keys simultaneously.
  • Page 119 (cont’d)
  • Page 120 See also “Error Messages” earlier in this chapter.
  • Page 121 See also “Error Messages” earlier in this chapter.
  • Page 122 Did you know... Mass-Storage media include CDs, CD-RWs, DVDs, diskettes, and the hard disk.
  • Page 128 Did you know... The TouchPad is your Notebook’s mouse. Use your finger on the touchpad to direct the cursor across the screen.
  • Page 134: Audio And Video

    This Glossary defines commonly used terms to help new users understand computer concepts. Some of these terms are used in this guide. 1394 port A new type of connector for plugging in peripherals, such as video cameras, with extremely fast data-transfer backup Copy of a file that is kept in case rates.
  • Page 135 A mistake in the design of computer software or hardware. Because of their complexity, many have minor bugs. As cable modem A modem that allows you soon as the manufacturer becomes aware to access the Internet via your cable of the problem, modifications are made television provider.
  • Page 136 Ctrl+Alt+Delete Pressing and holding print (the default is 1). You can change the down the Ctrl key, then the Alt key, and settings, and you can designate the new then the Delete key, simultaneously, to settings as the default. close a program that is locked (not defragmenting The rearrangement of responding).
  • Page 137 disk High-capacity storage media, such as DSL (digital subscriber line) the hard disk inside the computer and the A telephone line that carries both voice and removable media used in a Zip drive or Jaz data signals; it allows you to talk on the drive.
  • Page 138 Ethernet The most widely-installed local files. Both MS-DOS and early versions of area network technology. An Ethernet Microsoft Windows used the term LAN typically uses coaxial cable or special directory (and subdirectories) for folder upgrades of twisted pair wires. The most (and subfolders).
  • Page 139 http:// (hypertext transfer protocol) This protocol commands the Web server to locate the Web site you requested and hard disk Internal storage media for transmit the Web site to your computer. permanent storage of system files, software, and data files. The hard disk hyperlink The embedded link to another consists of flat, round platters.
  • Page 140 Internet A worldwide collection of files, which store more information per computer networks that are interconnected pixel than GIF files, are used for complex, so that users can share high-resolution images. See GIF. electronic information. See also pixel. Internet Explorer See Microsoft Internet Explorer.
  • Page 141 microprocessor A silicon chip inside MIDI connector A connector on the back your computer that processes the of the computer for plugging in a instructions and data from input devices synthesizer keyboard. (such as the keyboard and mouse) and MIDI format A file format used to store communicates them to output devices electronic music sounds.
  • Page 142 MP3 The file extension for MPEG, audio layer 3, sound files. This format compresses sound data from a stereo music navigate To move through a Web site or CD to one-half of its original size without online document by clicking the sacrificing sound quality.
  • Page 143 online To be communicating with another parallel port A connector on the back of computer through a modem or network. the computer for plugging in a parallel You are online when you log on and cable attached to a parallel device, such as establish a connection.
  • Page 144 plug-and-play A feature, introduced with program Software that you install on a Windows 95, to simplify the use of some computer for word processing, drawing, peripheral devices. Once the device has manipulating photos, reconciling your been installed (in accordance with the bank statement, calculating your taxes, manufacturer’s instructions), you can plug composing music, or playing games.
  • Page 145 right-click To push down and quickly of the arrows to scroll the information into release the right mouse button to display a view. shortcut menu of the most commonly used scroll mouse A mouse with a scroll commands for the item you clicked. See wheel (between the two mouse buttons) for pop-up menu.
  • Page 146 shareware Software you can try before surf To jump from place to place on the you buy. After a trial period, usually 30 Internet, searching for topics of interest, by days, the program uninstalls unless you clicking hyperlinks. Instead of searching pay for it You can download shareware for specific information, surfing is an from the Internet.
  • Page 147 modem does not conform to the V.90 standard, you can visit the manufacturer’s Web site and download upload To send information to another a software upgrade.) computer on the Internet. video phone See Internet phone. UPS (uninterruptible power supply) A device that provides a short-term backup virus A set of software instructions power supply, as well as surge protection.
  • Page 148 Windows desktop The main screen you World Wide Web A system of Internet see when your computer completes startup. servers that support documents formatted The desktop displays icons (small pictures) in HTML. See HTML. that represent items in the operating system (such as My Computer and Recycle Bin), shortcuts to programs installed on your computer, and shortcuts to folders or...
  • Page 150 5-18 using data CDs Backup AC Adapter devices connecting utilities AC adapter Basic components connector Battery 9-13 troubleshooting calibrating AC Power care plugging charging unplugging charging indicator using charging time Accessing checking search engines compartment Accessing files disposal 6-12 from the Internet inserting Adaptec Easy CD Creator life...
  • Page 151 storage CD cases 5-19 types making 5-20 Beyond Setup guide CD Copier defined CD player 3-10 Brightness CD/DVD 3-10 adjusting ejecting controls inserting Browser manual eject hole Microsoft Internet Explorer manually ejecting 5-20 Buffer underrun CD/DVD drive 9-15 Burning troubleshooting 5-18 CD-R/CD-RW 5-19...
  • Page 152 5-11 Copying switching from TV to Notebook 5-20 9-10 troubleshooting Creating Downloaded program file 5-18 data CDs installing Drained Battery 3-12 Drives Data CD CD-RW 5-18 creating Diskette defined Definitions FutureBay Internet removable World Wide Web SuperDisk Defragmentation hard drive drive Deleted eject button...
  • Page 153 scanning for Ethernet connection Indicators External monitor battery charging port power External mouse Inserting cleaning CD/DVD Installation downloaded program file 3-14, 3-15 F10 Setup software from a CD or diskette 6-11 Favorites folder Internet Files 6-12 accessing files backup address deleting connection 6-12...
  • Page 154: Lower Front Panel

    num lock cleaning scroll lock Disconnecting Links left side defined lower front panel Low-battery condition maintenance fixing protecting from electrical storm Low-power mode right side safety set up turning off Making turning on 5-19 CD jewel cases Notebook components Manual Eject Hole front side Memory underside...
  • Page 155 8-10 printer/parallel using QuikDock Release latch 2-1, 2-2 S-Video display Power Release switch battery battery FutureBay 2-2, 3-3 button Removing indicator CD/DVD disc plugging CD/DVD manually supply Resolution unplugging changing using AC Right click Power management defined understanding Safety Power Modes Safety and Comfort guide 7-10 ending...
  • Page 156 Standby troubleshooting 3-12 9-13 Storage drives AC adapter 3-12 9-15, 9-20, 9-22, 9-25 diskette audio 9-15 Stored files 9-15 deleting 9-13 SuperDisk memory modules 9-13 drive password 9-10 eject button screen SuperDisk Drive volume 6-1, 6-5 Surfing the Web 1-5, 3-2 5-11 Surge protector for displaying DVD movies...
  • Page 157 Warranty certificate defined 6-11 addresses basic information browser servers Windows customizing Disk Cleanup World Wide Web defined Writing files 5-19 to CD-R/CD-RW...