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    Drives User Guide...

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    © Copyright 2008 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Vista are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only...

  • Page 3: Product Notice

    Product notice This user guide describes features that are common to most models. Some features may not be available on your computer.

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    Product notice...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents 1 Handling drives 2 Using an optical drive (select models only) Identifying the installed optical drive ..................... 3 Using optical discs ..........................4 Selecting the right disc ......................... 5 CD-R discs ........................... 5 CD-RW discs ........................5 DVD±R discs ........................

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    The optical disc tray does not open for removal of a CD or DVD ............25 The computer does not detect the optical drive ................. 26 A disc does not play ........................... 27 A disc does not play automatically ..................... 28 The process of burning a disc does not begin, or it stops before completion ........

  • Page 7: Handling Drives

    Handling drives Drives are fragile computer components that must be handled with care. Refer to the following cautions before handling drives. Additional cautions are included with the procedures to which they apply. CAUTION: To reduce the risk of damage to the computer, damage to a drive, or loss of information, observe these precautions: Before you move a computer or external hard drive from one location, initiate Sleep, and allow the screen to clear.

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    Using an optical drive (select models only) Your computer includes an optical drive that expands the functionality of the computer. Identify what kind of device is installed in your computer to see its capabilities. The optical drive allows you to read data discs, play music, and watch movies.

  • Page 9: Identifying The Installed Optical Drive

    Identifying the installed optical drive Select Start > Computer. You will see a list of all the devices installed on your computer, including your optical drive. You may have one of the following types of drives: ● DVD-ROM Drive ● DVD±RW/R and CD-RW Combo Drive ●...

  • Page 10: Using Optical Discs

    Using optical discs An optical drive, such as a DVD-ROM drive, supports optical discs (CDs and DVDs). These discs store information, such as music, photos, and movies. DVDs have a higher storage capacity than CDs. Your optical drive can read standard CD and DVD discs. If your optical drive is a Blu-ray Disc ROM Drive, it can also read Blu-ray discs.

  • Page 11: Selecting The Right Disc, Cd-r Discs, Cd-rw Discs, Dvd±r Discs, Dvd±rw Discs, Lightscribe Dvd+r Discs

    Selecting the right disc An optical drive supports optical discs (CDs and DVDs). CDs, used to store digital data, are also used for commercial audio recordings and are convenient for your personal storage needs. DVDs are used primarily for movies, software, and data backup purposes. DVDs are the same form factor as CDs but have 6 to 7 times the storage capacity.

  • Page 12: Blu-ray Disc

    Blu-ray Disc Also called BD, Blu-ray Disc is a high-density optical disc format for the storage of digital information, including high-definition video. A single-layer Blu-ray Disc can store 25 GB, over five times the size of a single-layer DVD at 4.7 GB. A dual-layer Blu-ray Disc can store 50 GB, almost 6 times the size of a dual-layer DVD at 8.5 GB.

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    Playing a CD or DVD Turn on the computer. Press the release button (1) on the drive bezel to release the disc tray. Pull out the tray (2). Hold the disc by the edges to avoid touching the flat surfaces and position the disc label-side up over the tray spindle.

  • Page 14: Configuring Autoplay

    Configuring AutoPlay Select Start > Control Panel > Play CDs or other media automatically. Confirm that the Use AutoPlay for all media and devices check box at the upper left of the computer screen is selected. Click Choose a default, and then select one of the available options for each media type listed. Click Save to confirm your selections.

  • Page 15: Changing Dvd Region Settings

    Changing DVD region settings Most DVDs that contain copyrighted files also contain region codes. The region codes help protect copyrights internationally. You can play a DVD containing a region code only if the region code on the DVD matches the region setting on your DVD drive.

  • Page 16: Observing The Copyright Warning

    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. Do not use this computer for such purposes. CAUTION: To prevent loss of information or damage to a disc, observe the following guidelines: Before writing to a disc, connect the computer to a reliable external power source.

  • Page 17: Copying A Cd Or Dvd

    Copying a CD or DVD Select Start > All Programs > CyberLink DVD Suites > Power2Go. Insert the disc you want to copy into the optical drive. Click Copy at the bottom right of the screen. When prompted, remove the source disc from the optical drive and insert a blank disc into the drive. After the information is copied, the disc you created ejects automatically.

  • Page 18: Creating Or "burning" A Cd Or Dvd

    Creating or “burning” a CD or DVD If your computer includes a CD-RW, DVD-RW, or DVD±RW optical drive, you can use software such as Windows Media Player or CyberLink Power2Go to burn data and audio files, including MP3 and WAV music files.

  • Page 19: Removing An Optical Disc (cd Or Dvd)

    Removing an optical disc (CD or DVD) Press the release button (1) on the drive bezel to release the disc tray, and then gently pull out the tray (2) until it stops. Remove the disc (3) from the tray by gently pressing down on the spindle while lifting the outer edges of the disc.

  • Page 20: Improving Hard Drive Performance Using Disk Defragmenter, Using Disk Cleanup

    Improving hard drive performance Using Disk Defragmenter As you use the computer, files on the hard drive become fragmented. Disk Defragmenter consolidates the fragmented files and folders on the hard drive so that the system can run more efficiently. After you start Disk Defragmenter, it works without supervision. Depending on the size of your hard drive and the number of fragmented files, Disk Defragmenter may take more than an hour to complete.

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    Using HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection protects the hard drive by parking the drive and halting I/O requests under either of the following conditions: ● You drop the computer. ● You move the computer with the display closed while the computer is running on battery power. A short time after the end of one of these events, HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection returns the hard drive to normal operation.

  • Page 22: Identifying Hp Protectsmart Hard Drive Protection Status

    Identifying HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection status The drive light on the computer turns on to show that the drive is parked. To determine whether drives are currently protected or whether a drive is parked, select Start > Control Panel > Mobile PC > Windows Mobility Center: ●...

  • Page 23: Using Hp Protectsmart Hard Drive Protection Software

    Using HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection software The HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection software enables you to perform the following tasks: ● Enable and disable HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection. NOTE: Depending on your user privileges, you may not be able to enable or disable HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection.

  • Page 24: Replacing The Hard Drive

    Replacing the hard drive CAUTION: To prevent information loss or an unresponsive system: Shut down the computer before removing the hard drive from the hard drive bay. Do not remove the hard drive while the computer is on, in the Sleep state, or in Hibernation. If you are not sure whether the computer is off or in Hibernation, turn the computer on by pressing the power button.

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    Remove the 3 hard drive screws. Pull the hard drive tab to the left (1), and then lift the hard drive away from the computer (2). To install a hard drive: Insert the hard drive into the hard drive bay (1).

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    Slide the hard drive to the right until it snaps into place (2). Replace the 3 hard drive screws. Align the tabs (1) on the hard drive cover with the notches on the computer. Close the cover (2). Chapter 5 Replacing the hard drive...

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    Tighten the hard drive cover screws (3).

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    Replacing a drive in the swappable bay The swappable bay can hold either an optical drive or a hard drive. CAUTION: To prevent information loss or an unresponsive system: Shut down the computer before removing the drive from the swappable bay. Do not remove the drive while the computer is on, in the Sleep state, or in Hibernation.

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    Remove the drive from the swappable bay. To insert a drive in the swappable bay: Insert the drive into the swappable bay and push in until it snaps into place. ▲...

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    Troubleshooting The following sections describe several common issues and resolutions. Chapter 7 Troubleshooting...

  • Page 31: The Optical Disc Tray Does Not Open For Removal Of A Cd Or Dvd

    The optical disc tray does not open for removal of a CD or Insert the end of a paper clip (1) into the release access in the front bezel of the drive. Press in gently on the paper clip until the disc tray is released, and then pull out the tray (2) until it stops.

  • Page 32: The Computer Does Not Detect The Optical Drive

    The computer does not detect the optical drive If Windows does not detect an installed device, the device driver software may be missing or corrupted. If you suspect that the DVD/CD-ROM drive is not being detected, verify that the optical drive is listed in the Device Manager utility.

  • Page 33: A Disc Does Not Play

    A disc does not play ● Save your work and close all open programs before playing a CD or a DVD. ● Log off the Internet before playing a CD or a DVD. ● Be sure that you insert the disc properly. ●...

  • Page 34: A Disc Does Not Play Automatically

    A disc does not play automatically Click Start and type autoplay in the Start Search box. As you type, search results are listed in the pane above the box. In the results pane, click Autoplay. If prompted by User Account Control, click Continue. Select the check box for Use AutoPlay for all media and devices, and then click Save.

  • Page 35: The Process Of Burning A Disc Does Not Begin, Or It Stops Before Completion

    The process of burning a disc does not begin, or it stops before completion ● Be sure that all other programs are closed. ● Turn off Sleep mode and Hibernation. ● Be sure that you are using the right kind of disc for your drive. See your user guides for more information about disc types.

  • Page 36: A Dvd Playing In Windows Media Player Produces No Sound Or Display

    A DVD playing in Windows Media Player produces no sound or display Use QuickPlay or DVDPlay to play a DVD. QuickPlay and DVDPlay are installed on the computer, and are also available from the HP Web site at http://www.hp.com. Chapter 7 Troubleshooting...

  • Page 37: A Device Driver Must Be Reinstalled, Obtaining The Latest Hp Device Drivers

    A device driver must be reinstalled Remove any discs from the optical drive. Click Start and type device manager in the Start Search box. As you type, search results are listed in the pane above the box. In the results pane, click Device Manager. If prompted by User Account Control, click Continue. In Device Manager, click the plus sign (+) next to the type of driver you want to uninstall and reinstall (for example, DVD/CD-ROMs, Modems, and so on) unless the minus sign (-) is already showing.

  • Page 38: Obtaining The Latest Windows Device Drivers

    Click your specific product from the models listed. Click the Windows Vista® operating system. When the list of drivers is displayed, click an updated driver to open a window containing additional information. Click Install now to install the updated driver without downloading the file. –...

  • Page 39: Index

    Index SuperMulti LightScribe DVD±RW airport security devices 1 hard disk drive and CD-RW Combo Drive with DL AutoPlay 8 HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive support 4 Protection 15 swappable bay installing 19 inserting a drive 22 Blu-ray Disc ROM with SuperMulti removing 18 replacing a drive 22 DVD±R/RW Double Layer 4...

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