Compaq 285558-001 user manual

User manual for the device Compaq 285558-001

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Software Guide
Compaq Notebook Computers
Document Part Number: 285558-001
June 2002
This guide provides instructions for using optical drive software
to play, create, and copy to and from CDs and DVDs. Information
about power and security settings and updating software is also
provided. In addition, this guide explains how to use the
MultiBoot, Intelligent Manageability, Compaq Diagnostics, and
Computer Setup utilities to set preferences and to help detect,
solve, and prevent problems.

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© 2002 Compaq Information Technologies Group, L.P. Compaq, the Compaq logo, Evo, Presario, RomPaq, and SoftPaq are trademarks of Compaq Information Technologies Group, L.P. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. Intel, Pentium, and SpeedStep are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective compani

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Contents 1 CD and DVD Software Using CDs and DVDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–1 Avoiding Standby and Hibernation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–1 Displaying Media Contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–1 Copyright Warning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–3 Playing CDs with Windows Media Player. . . . . . . . . . . . 1–4 Playing an Audio CD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–4 Playing a Video CD. . . . . . . . . . .

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Contents 2 Power Selecting a Power Source. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–1 Understanding Standby and Hibernation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–2 Standby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–2 Hibernation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–2 Choosing Standby, Hibernation or Shutdown . . . . . . . . . 2–3 When You Leave Your Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–3 When the Power Supply Is Uncertain . . .

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Contents Using DriveLock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–7 Protecting a Hard Drive with DriveLock . . . . . . . . . 3–8 Accessing a Protected Hard Drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–9 Changing a DriveLock Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–10 Removing DriveLock Protection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–11 Disabling a Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–12 Protecting System Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Contents Updating Software from the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–5 Downloading and Installing a System ROM Update 6–5 Downloading and Installing a KBC ROM Update . . 6–7 Downloading and Installing a Non-ROM SoftPaq . . 6–9 Restoring Software. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6–10 Installing a Retail Version of an Operating System. . . . 6–11 7 Setup and Diagnostic Utilities Selecting Computer Setup or Compaq Diagnostics. . . . . 7–1 Using Computer Setu

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1 CD and DVD Software Using CDs and DVDs Most of this section provides instructions for using optical drive software. Before using any optical drive software, Compaq recommends that you read the following general information about using CDs and DVDs. Avoiding Standby and Hibernation CAUTION: To prevent possible video and audio degradation and Ä loss of audio or video playback functionality, do not initiate Standby or Hibernation while using drive media. If Standby or Hibernation is accident

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CD and DVD Software A drive medium is any storage device that can be inserted into a drive; for example, a diskette, disk, CD, or DVD. Autorun is enabled at the factory, but can be disabled. Setting Autorun Preferences Autorun is enabled or disabled through the operating system:  In Windows 2000 Professional, 1. Double-click the My Computer icon on the Desktop. 2. Select the Tools menu > Folder Options > File Types tab. 3. Scroll through the list of items in the Registered File Types list, th

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CD and DVD Software Displaying the Contents of a Medium If autorun is disabled and the contents of a medium are not displayed when you insert it, you can display the contents manually: 1. Select Start > Run, then type: explorer x: (where X = the drive designation of the drive containing the medium). 2. Press enter. A drive designation is a letter of the alphabet that the notebook ✎ uses to identify the drive. To display the drive designation of every drive in the system, double-click the M

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CD and DVD Software Playing CDs with Windows Media Player Instructions for playing CDs begin with inserting a CD into the drive. For insertion instructions, see the Hardware Guide, “Drives” chapter, on this CD. Playing an Audio CD To play an audio CD: 1. Read the “Using CDs and DVDs” section of this chapter. 2. Insert the audio CD into the drive, then close the tray. Wait several seconds. Then: ❏ If autorun is enabled, Windows Media Player opens. Proceed to step 4. ❏ If Windows Media Player

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CD and DVD Software Playing a Video CD 1. Read the “Using CDs and DVDs” section of this chapter. 2. Insert the video CD into the drive, then close the tray. Wait several seconds. Then: ❏ If autorun is enabled, Windows Media Player opens and the CD starts playing. Proceed to step 9. ❏ If the CD does not play, and Windows Media Player does not open, proceed to step 3. 3. Open Windows Media Player from the Start button: ❏ In Windows 2000 Professional, select Start > Programs > Windows Media Pla

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CD and DVD Software Using Notebook Media Keys Many tasks that can be performed through the operating system or in the Windows Media Player window can also be performed from your keyboard. The following procedures use the Digital Audio button 1 and the Fn+F9 through Fn+F12 hotkeys 2.  To open Windows Media Player, press the Digital Audio Easy Access button 1.  To play, pause, or resume an audio CD, press the Fn+F9 hotkeys.  To stop an audio CD, press the Fn+F10 hotkeys.  To play the pre

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CD and DVD Software Accessing Windows Media Player Help The Windows Media Player application is a program within the operating system. Instructions for using Windows Media Player are included in the Windows Media Player Help file. To access the Help file, open the Windows Media Player window, then select Help on the menu bar. To open Windows Media Player, use any one of the following methods:  Insert a CD into the optical drive, then close the tray.  Press the Digital Audio Easy Access but

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CD and DVD Software Playing DVDs with WinDVD InterVideo WinDVD is an application that enables you to play DVD movies. WinDVD is preloaded on the notebook, but not preinstalled. Installing WinDVD Although WinDVD can be installed by following the prompts that appear on the screen the first time you insert a DVD, Compaq recommends that you install WinDVD from the Setup Compaq Software icon before inserting a DVD. Some DVDs contain third-party DVD player programs such as ✎ PCFriendly. If you i

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CD and DVD Software ❏ If the Setup Compaq Software icon is not found on the Desktop, select Start > Run. Then:  In Windows 2000 Professional, on the command line, type: c:\cpqapps\setup.exe preload /s The Setup Compaq Software icon is displayed on the Desktop. Select the icon > InterVideo WinDVD > Next button, then follow the instructions on the screen.  In Windows XP Home, on the command line, type: c:\cpqapps\setup.exe preload programs /s The Setup Compaq Software icon is displayed in

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CD and DVD Software Starting a DVD In addition to the instructions in the WinDVD Player Help file, the following information may be helpful:  For instructions for inserting a DVD into the drive, see the Hardware Guide, “Drives” chapter, on this CD.  For general information about using DVDs, including important instructions for avoiding Standby and Hibernation while playing DVDs, see “Using CDs and DVDs” in this chapter.  If your system includes an optional port replicator, dock or undoc

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CD and DVD Software CAUTION: The region setting on your DVD drive can be changed only Ä5times. The region setting you select the fifth time becomes the  permanent region setting on the drive. The number of allowable region changes remaining on the drive  is displayed in the Remaining Times Until Permanent field in the WinDVD window. The number in the field includes the fifth and permanent change. The procedure for changing the region setting on a drive begins with inserting a DVD into th

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CD and DVD Software Creating and Copying CDs and DVDs This section provides procedures for creating or copying CDs or DVDs, depending on the optical drives on your PC, using Easy CD Creator (provided on selected models). If Easy CD Creator is included with your notebook, the Easy CD Creator software is provided on the Easy CD Creator Basic CD. Using Optional or Windows Software Easy CD Creator and similar software is available from most software retailers. To use the optical disc copying fe

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CD and DVD Software Installing Easy CD Creator If Easy CD Creator software is included with the notebook, it is provided on a CD and is not preloaded or preinstalled. The Easy CD Creator installation procedure begins with inserting a CD into the drive. For insertion instructions, see the Hardware Guide, “Drives” section. Installing Easy CD Creator Software CAUTION: To prevent file corruption and damage to components: Ä  Install the software from the drive in the notebook (not a drive in an

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CD and DVD Software 5. On the installation menu, Compaq recommends that you select the Complete installation. To do so, select the Complete button, then follow the instructions on the screen. 6. When installation is complete and you are prompted to restart the notebook, select Yes. Enabling Auto Insert Notification When the notebook restarts after the installation is complete, you may be prompted to enable Auto Insert Notification. Auto Insert Notification is an operating system option that


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