HP (Hewlett-Packard) 355385-001 user manual

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Software Guide
HP Notebook Series
Document Part Number:355385-001
November 2003
This guide explains how to manage notebook power, use
multimedia software, and update or restore system software. It
also provides instructions for using the Setup and support
utilities.

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© 2003 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. Microsoft® and Windows® are U.S. registered trademarks of Microsoft 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. HP shall not be liable for technical o

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Contents 1Power Selecting a Power Source. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–1 Standby, Hibernation and Shutdown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–2 Standby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–2 Hibernation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–2 Shutdown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1–3 Choosing Standby, Hibernation or Shutdown . . . . . . . . . 1–4 When Resuming After a Sh

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Contents 2 Security Security Features Quick Reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–2 About Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–3 Forgotten Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–3 Using HP and Windows Passwords. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–3 About QuickLock (Fn+F6) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–4 About Power-On Passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2–5 Setting, Changing or Deleting Power-O

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Contents Playing Audio and Video CDs with Windows Media Player . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–6 Playing CDs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–6 Playing DVDs and Video CDs with InterVideo WinDVD (Select Models) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–6 General DVD Tips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–6 Playing DVDs or Video CDs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3–7 Using D

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Contents Repairing or Reinstalling the Operating System . . . . . . 4–13 Repairing the Operating System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–14 About Operating System Reinstallation . . . . . . . . . 4–15 Backing Up Your Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–15 Reinstalling the Operating System . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–16 Installing a Retail Version of an Operating System. . . . 4–19 Configuring Your Notebook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4–19 Opening the Setup Util

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1 Power Selecting a Power Source The notebook can run on internal power from a battery pack or on external power from an AC adapter and other devices. The following table describes the best power source for general tasks. Task Use This Power Source: Work in most software ■ Charged battery pack in the applications. notebook. ■ External power, such as an AC adapter or optional HP Notebook Expansion Base. Charge or calibrate a battery External power, such as an pack in the notebook. AC adapt

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Power Standby, Hibernation and Shutdown This section describes Standby, Hibernation, and shutdown, and explains when to implement them. Standby and Hibernation are energy-saving features that can be initiated by you or by the system. The amount of time a battery pack can hold a charge to support Standby or Hibernation varies by notebook configuration and the condition of the battery pack. Standby Standby reduces power to system components that are not in use. When Standby is initiated, y

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Power CAUTION: To prevent loss of data during a low-battery condition, Ä do not disable Hibernation when the battery pack is in a low-battery condition. CAUTION: If Hibernation is disabled, the system does not Äautomatically save your system memory when the notebook reaches a critical low-battery condition. When possible, save your work before initiating Hibernation so that no data is lost. Do not change the notebook configuration during Hibernation. If a power-on password has been set, t

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Power Choosing Standby, Hibernation or Shutdown Your choice of Standby, Hibernation, or shutdown will depend on how you work. The amount of time a battery pack can support Standby or Hibernation or hold a charge varies by notebook configuration and the condition of the battery pack. A fully charged new battery pack can typically support Standby for up to 48 hours and Hibernation for several weeks. When Resuming After a Short Interval Initiate Standby for shorter intervals of inactivity and

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Power When Using Infrared or Drive Media CAUTION: To prevent possible video and audio degradation and loss Ä of audio or video playback functionality, do not initiate Standby or Hibernation while using drive media. Standby and Hibernation interfere with the use of infrared communication and drive media. Infrared is included on select notebook models. ■ If the notebook is in Standby or Hibernation, you cannot initiate an infrared transmission. ■ If Standby or Hibernation is accidentally init

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Power Identifying Power Controls and Indicators In this guide, the function keys are capitalized (Fn, F5). The ✎ function keys on your keyboard may be lowercase (fn, f5). 1 Power button 2 Power/Standby light 3 Fn+F5 hotkey (to initiate Standby) Identifying power controls and indicators 1–6 Software Guide

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Power Identifying power controls and indicators Software Guide 1–7

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Power Using the Default Power Settings The following tables describe the default power settings on the notebook. You can change many of these settings according to your preferences. If you want to change the default settings, see “Setting Power Preferences” later in this chapter. Turning the Notebook or Display On or Off Task Procedure Results Turn on the Press the power button. ■ Power/Standby light notebook. turns on. Pressing the power ✎ ■ Operating system button returns the loads. not

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Power Initiating or Resuming from Hibernation Task Procedure Result User-initiated With the notebook on: ■ Power/Standby light Hibernation. turns off. ■ Briefly press the power button ■ Screen clears. -or- ■ Select Start > Shut Down > Hibernate. (If the Hibernate option is not displayed, press and hold shift.) In the Power Options ✎ window, you can change the default settings for the power button or the display switch. System-initiated If the notebook is running on Hibernation extern

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Power Initiating or Resuming from Standby Task Procedure Result User-initiated With the notebook on: ■ Power/Standby light Standby. blinks. ■ Press Fn+F5, or ■ Screen clears. ■ Select Start > Shut Down > Standby. System-initiated If the notebook is running on Standby. external power, the system will not initiate Standby. If the notebook is running on ■ Power/Standby light battery power, the system blinks. will initiate Standby after ■ Screen clears. 10 minutes of notebook inactivity. Res

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Power Setting Power Preferences Many of the default power settings, such as timeouts, alarms, and power button settings, can be changed in the Power Options window. For example, you can set an audio alert to warn you when the battery reaches a low-power condition. On some notebook models, processor performance can also ✎ be managed in the Power Options window. For details, see “Processor Performance Controls” later in this chapter. Accessing Power Options Window To access the Power Options

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Power Setting or Changing a Power Scheme The Power Schemes tab in the Power Options window assigns power levels to system components. You can assign different schemes depending on whether the notebook is running on a battery pack or AC power. You can also set a Power Scheme that initiates Standby or turns off the display or hard drive after a time interval (timeout) that you specify. To set or change a Power Scheme: 1. Access the Power Options window (see previous section). 2. Select the P

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Power Processor Performance Controls Windows XP Home and Windows XP Professional provide unique software that allows the user to control processor performance. The CPU (central processing unit) speed can be set for optimal performance or for optimal power conservation. For example, the software can be set to trigger an automatic change in processor speed when the power source changes between AC power and battery power, or when notebook use changes between active and idle. Accessing Window

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Power When you choose a Power Scheme, you are setting the AC power and battery power modes shown in the following table. No other user intervention is required to control the performance of your notebook processor. Power Scheme AC Power Battery Power Home/Office Desk None Adaptive Portable/Laptop Adaptive Adaptive Presentation Adaptive Degrade Always On None None Minimal Power Adaptive Adaptive Management Max Battery Adaptive Degrade 1–14 Software Guide


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