Toshiba M200 User Manual

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PMAD00024011
07/05
Portégé
®
 
M200/M205 Series
User’s Guide
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Summary of Contents of user manual for Toshiba M200

  • Page 1: Portégé® M200/M205 Series User’s GuidePortégé® M200/M205 Series User’s Guide If you need assistance: ❖ Toshiba’s Support Website pcsupport.toshiba.com ❖ Toshiba Global Support Centre Calling...
  • Page 22 Handling the cord on this product will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California...
  • Page 3 3 Critical Applications The computer you have purchased is not designed for any “critical applications.” “Critical applications” means life...
  • Page 44 This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: ❖...
  • Page 5 5 decimal point (e.g., 03 is a REN of 0.3). For earlier products, the REN is separately shown on...
  • Page 66 provided may not be a 900 number or any other number for which charges exceed local or long-distance transmission...
  • Page 7 7 NOTICE: The Ringer Equivalence Number (REN) assigned to each terminal device provides an indication of the maximum number...
  • Page 88 Wireless LAN and your Health Wireless LAN products, like other radio devices, emit radio frequency electromagnetic energy. The level...
  • Page 9 9 Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this...
  • Page 1010 Finnish: Valmistaja TOSHIBA Corp. Digital Media Network Company vakuuttaa täten että Radio LAN device tyyppinen laite on direktiivin 1999/5/EY...
  • Page 11 11 Spanish: Por medio de la presente TOSHIBA Corp. Digital Media Network Company declara que el Radio LAN device...
  • Page 1212 Radio Frequency Interference Requirements This device is restricted to indoor use due to its operation in the 5.15 GHz...
  • Page 13 13 Using this Equipment in Japan In Japan, the frequency bandwidth of 2,400 MHz to 2,483.5 MHz for second...
  • Page 1414 Device Authorization This device obtains the Technical Regulation Conformity Certification and the Technical Conditions Compliance Approval, and it belongs...
  • Page 15 15 802.11b (2.4 GHz) Australia Austria Belgium Canada Denmark Finland France Germany Greece Ireland Italy Liechtenstein Luxembourg Netherlands New...
  • Page 1616 E’necessaria la concessione ministeriale anche per l’uso interno. Verificare con i rivenditori la procedura da seguire. Nederland: License required...
  • Page 17 17 ❖ To remain in conformance with European spectrum usage laws for Wireless LAN operation, the above 2.4 GHz...
  • Page 1818 802.11b (2.4 GHz) Australia Austria Belgium Canada Denmark Finland France Germany Greece Ireland Italy Liechtenstein Luxembourg Netherlands New Zealand...
  • Page 19 19 Mexico Netherlands New Zealand Norway Peru Portugal Singapore Spain Sweden Switzerland UK Uruguay USA Venezuela Approved Countries/Regions for...
  • Page 2020 Bluetooth® wireless technology Interoperability Bluetooth® Cards from TOSHIBA are designed to be interoperable with any product with Bluetooth wireless...
  • Page 21 21 Bluetooth® wireless technology and your Health The products with Bluetooth wireless technology, like other radio devices, emit radio...
  • Page 2222 L’utilisation de ce dispositif est autorisée seulement aux conditions suivantes: (1) il ne doit pas produire de brouillage et...
  • Page 23 23 NOTE Changes or modifications made to this equipment not expressly approved by TOSHIBA or parties authorized by TOSHIBA...
  • Page 2424 2. Indication The indication shown below appears on this equipment. (1) (2) (3) 2.4FH1 (4) 1 2.4: This equipment...
  • Page 25 25 The following restrictions apply: ❖ Do not disassemble or modify the device. ❖ Do not install the embedded...
  • Page 2626 Copyright This guide is copyrighted by Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. with all rights reserved. Under the copyright laws,...
  • Page 27 27 Trademarks Portégé is a registered trademark, FreedomWare, and SmartMedia are trademarks, of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. and/or...
  • Page 28: ContentsContents Introduction ...............................................................37 This guide ...............................................................38 Safety icons ............................................................39 Other icons used...............................................40 Other documentation ..............................................40 Service options .......................................................41 Chapter 1:...
  • Page 29 Contents 29 Using the computer for the first time ......................53 Opening the display panel .................................53 Your computer’s features and...
  • Page 3030 Contents Chapter 2: Learning the Basics...................................77 Computing tips .......................................................77 Using the keyboard .................................................78 Character keys .................................................79 Making your keyboard...
  • Page 31 Contents 31 Toshiba’s online resources ...................................101 Chapter 3: Mobile Computing .................................. 102 Toshiba’s energy-saver design..............................102 Running the computer on...
  • Page 3232 Contents Caring for CDs and DVDs................................127 Using external display devices ..............................128 Directing the display output when you turn on...
  • Page 33 Contents 33 Setting up for communications.............................148 Determining the COM port .............................149 Using the Ethernet LAN Port ...........................150 Accessing a...
  • Page 3434 Contents The Toshiba Rotation Utility..................................170 Cross Menu Utility ................................................174 TOSHIBA Tablet Access Code Utility .....................176 TOSHIBA Zooming Utility......................................177 TOSHIBA...
  • Page 35 Contents 35 The Windows® XP operating system can help you ....................................................197 Resolving a hardware conflict ...............................198 A plan of...
  • Page 3636 Contents Power usage mode ..............................................238 Standby mode.......................................................238 Hibernation mode ................................................239 Display modes ......................................................240 Display brightness ................................................240 Disabling or enabling...
  • Page 37: IntroductionIntroduction Welcome to the world of powerful, portable, multimedia computing. With your Toshiba notebook computer, your work and entertainment can...
  • Page 3838 Introduction This guide NOTE The product specifications and configuration information are designed for a product Series. Your particular model...
  • Page 39 Introduction Safety icons 39 Safety icons This manual contains safety instructions that must be observed to avoid potential hazards...
  • Page 4040 Introduction Other documentation Other icons used Additional icons highlight other helpful or educational information: TECHNICAL NOTE: This icon indicates...
  • Page 41 Introduction Service options 41 Service options Toshiba offers a full line of optional service programs to complement its limited...
  • Page 42: Chapter 1: Getting StartedChapter 1 Getting Started This chapter provides tips for working comfortably, summarizes how to connect components, and explains what to...
  • Page 43 Getting Started Selecting a place to work 43 To keep your computer in prime operating condition, protect your work...
  • Page 4444 Getting Started Selecting a place to work Never allow any liquids to spill into any part of your computer,...
  • Page 45 Getting Started Selecting a place to work 45 Some PC Cards can become hot with prolonged use. Overheating of...
  • Page 4646 Getting Started Setting up your computer Important information on your computer’s cooling fan Your computer may have a CPU...
  • Page 47 Getting Started Setting up your computer 47 telephone line or establish a Local Area Network (LAN) connection. See “Connecting...
  • Page 4848 Getting Started Registering your computer with Toshiba 6 Follow the remaining screen prompts to complete the setup process. Once...
  • Page 49 Getting Started Connecting to a power source 49 ❖ Connect a full-size keyboard (see “Connecting an external USB keyboard”...
  • Page 5050 Getting Started Connecting to a power source AC adapter cord AC adapter Power cord/cable Sample power cord/cable and AC...
  • Page 51 Getting Started Connecting to a power source 51 _ + 2 Plug the AC adapter cord into the DC-IN...
  • Page 5252 Getting Started Charging the main battery ❖ Glows green when the main battery is fully charged ❖ Is unlit...
  • Page 53 Getting Started Using the computer for the first time 53 Using the computer for the first time The computer...
  • Page 5454 Getting Started Using the computer for the first time computer is operated on battery power, the screen will dim...
  • Page 55 Getting Started Adding memory 55 2 Check to ensure that all drives are empty. 3 Slide the power lock...
  • Page 5656 Getting Started Adding memory Installing a memory module Your computer is equipped with two memory slots which can provide...
  • Page 57 Getting Started Adding memory 57 3 Unplug and remove any cables connected to the computer, including the AC adapter....
  • Page 5858 Getting Started Adding memory 8 Place the screw and the cover in a safe place so that you can...
  • Page 59 Getting Started Adding memory 59 11 Hold the memory module by its edges so that the gold connector bar...
  • Page 6060 Getting Started Adding memory Do not force the memory module into position. The memory module should be completely inserted...
  • Page 61 Getting Started Adding memory 61 Do not try to remove a memory module with the computer turned on. You...
  • Page 6262 Getting Started Connecting an external USB mouse 5 Turn the computer over and restart it. TECHNICAL NOTE: You must...
  • Page 63 Getting Started Connecting an external USB keyboard 63 Connecting a USB mouse The operating system automatically detects the mouse....
  • Page 6464 Getting Started Connecting a printer To make the connection, you need a suitable USB cable, which may come with...
  • Page 65 Getting Started Connecting the modem 65 2 Click Add a printer. The Add Printer Wizard appears. Sample Add Printer...
  • Page 6666 Getting Started Connecting the modem Connecting to a phone line Before you can communicate using the modem, you need...
  • Page 67 Getting Started Connecting to a network 67 Connecting to a network To learn how to use your computer’s LAN...
  • Page 6868 Getting Started Using the TouchPad™ cursor is positioned, you can double-tap the TouchPad or click the buttons to open...
  • Page 69 Getting Started Using the TouchPad™ 69 Sample Mouse Properties window 5 Select Disable or Enable, whichever is appropriate. 6...
  • Page 7070 Getting Started Using the Cross-Functional button Using the Cross-Functional button The Cross-Functional button is located on the front of...
  • Page 71 Getting Started Turning off the computer 71 For more information, see “Powering down the computer” on page 90. Closing...
  • Page 7272 Getting Started Using your computer in tablet mode Using your computer in tablet mode One of your computer’s features...
  • Page 73 Getting Started Using your computer in tablet mode 73 Using the computer in tablet mode To remove the tablet...
  • Page 7474 Getting Started Caring for your computer Customizing your computer’s settings There are several ways in which you can customize...
  • Page 75 Getting Started Caring for your computer 75 Moving the computer Before moving your computer, even across the room, make...
  • Page 7676 Getting Started Caring for your computer The computer is now securely locked. Sample locking the computer 5.375 x 8.375...
  • Page 77: Chapter 2: Learning the BasicsChapter 2 Learning the Basics This chapter lists computing tips and provides important information about the system’s basic features. Computing...
  • Page 7878 Learning the Basics Using the keyboard ❖ Back up your files to diskettes (or other removable storage media) on...
  • Page 79 Learning the Basics Using the keyboard 79 Character keys Typing with the character keys is very much like typing...
  • Page 8080 Learning the Basics Using the keyboard ❖ Press Fn and Ctrl simultaneously to simulate the Ctrl key on the...
  • Page 81 Learning the Basics Using the keyboard 81 Windows® special keys Start key Application key ® Windows special keys Your...
  • Page 8282 Learning the Basics Using the keyboard Using the overlay to type numeric data The keys with the numbers on...
  • Page 83 Learning the Basics Starting a program 83 To Procedure Type uppercase Press Fn and Shift simultaneously letters while you...
  • Page 8484 Learning the Basics Saving your work Saving your work Before you turn off the computer, save your work to...
  • Page 85 Learning the Basics Saving your work 85 2 Choose the drive and folder where you want your file to...
  • Page 8686 Learning the Basics Printing your work Printing your work Verify that the Windows® XP Tablet PC Edition operating system...
  • Page 87 Learning the Basics Backing up your work 87 Backing up your work Backing up your files means copying individual...
  • Page 8888 Learning the Basics Playing audio online Help or your operating system documentation for information on restoring files. Playing audio...
  • Page 89 Learning the Basics Playing audio 89 Sample Windows Media Player screen The Windows® Media Player control panel works much...
  • Page 9090 Learning the Basics Powering down the computer Powering down the computer When you power down the computer, you have...
  • Page 91 Learning the Basics Powering down the computer 91 ❖ When starting up again, the system does not automatically open...
  • Page 9292 Learning the Basics Using Turn Off or Shut down Standby command The Standby command puts the computer into a...
  • Page 93 Learning the Basics Using Turn Off or Shut down 93 Sample Turn off computer window 2 Click Turn Off....
  • Page 9494 Learning the Basics Using Turn Off or Shut down Sample TOSHIBA Power Saver Properties window 4 Click the Setup...
  • Page 95 Learning the Basics Using Hibernation 95 Set this option to Shut down if you want the computer to turn...
  • Page 9696 Learning the Basics Using Hibernation Sample Turn off computer window with Shift key held down to show Hibernate option...
  • Page 97 Learning the Basics Using Hibernation 97 To set up your Hibernation options: 1 Click Start, Control Panel. The Control...
  • Page 9898 Learning the Basics Using Standby Set this option to Hibernation so that the computer will go into Hibernation mode...
  • Page 99 Learning the Basics Using Standby 99 mode. The on/off light ( ) blinks amber indicating the machine is in...
  • Page 100100 Learning the Basics Using Standby 3 Double-click the Toshiba Power Saver icon. The TOSHIBA Power Saver Properties window appears....
  • Page 101 Learning the Basics Toshiba’s online resources 101 6 Select Standby for the options you want. ❖ When I press...
  • Page 102: Chapter 3: Mobile ComputingChapter 3 Mobile Computing This chapter covers all aspects of using your computer while traveling. Toshiba’s energy-saver design Your computer...
  • Page 103 Mobile Computing Running the computer on battery power 103 Battery Notice Battery life may vary considerably from specifications depending...
  • Page 104104 Mobile Computing Running the computer on battery power The RTC battery powers the RTC memory that stores your system...
  • Page 105 Mobile Computing Charging batteries 105 Charging batteries NOTE Battery charge time may vary depending on the applications, power management...
  • Page 106106 Mobile Computing Charging batteries The battery may not start charging immediately under the following conditions: ❖ The battery is...
  • Page 107 Mobile Computing Monitoring main battery power 107 NOTE The above error message may vary by computer model. The RTC...
  • Page 108108 Mobile Computing Monitoring main battery power ❖ Is unlit when the battery has discharged, the battery is not charging,...
  • Page 109 Mobile Computing Monitoring main battery power 109 Battery light On/off light Sample power and battery light locations Determining remaining...
  • Page 110110 Mobile Computing Monitoring main battery power The Toshiba Power Saver Properties dialog box appears. Sample Toshiba Power Saver Properties...
  • Page 111 Mobile Computing Monitoring main battery power 111 The Windows® operating system has additional power management options that can be...
  • Page 112112 Mobile Computing Monitoring main battery power 1 Click Start, Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance, and then Toshiba Power Saver....
  • Page 113 Mobile Computing Monitoring main battery power 113 Power Profiles You can choose a predefined Power Profile or select your...
  • Page 114114 Mobile Computing Monitoring main battery power For more information, see “Power Management” on page 167. Using a hot key...
  • Page 115 Mobile Computing Changing the main battery 115 Changing the main battery Never short circuit the battery pack by either...
  • Page 116116 Mobile Computing Changing the main battery 5 Slide the battery lock to the left. Unlocking the battery 6 Push...
  • Page 117 Mobile Computing Changing the main battery 117 7 Insert a fingertip in the battery pack recessed area. Pulling up...
  • Page 118118 Mobile Computing Changing the main battery Inserting a charged battery 1 Wipe the terminals of the charged battery with...
  • Page 119 Mobile Computing Taking care of your battery 119 Taking care of your battery The following sections offer tips on...
  • Page 120120 Mobile Computing Taking care of your battery ❖ Do not expose the battery pack to fire. The battery pack...
  • Page 121 Mobile Computing Disposing of used batteries 121 ❖ If you are not going to use the computer for more...
  • Page 122122 Mobile Computing Traveling tips Please be kind to our shared environment. Check with your local government authority for details...
  • Page 123: Chapter 4: Expansion OptionsChapter 4 Expansion Options Your computer is designed to work in your office as well as on the road. This...
  • Page 124124 Expansion Options Using an optional external DVD-ROM drive Using an optional external DVD-ROM drive An optional external DVD drive...
  • Page 125 Expansion Options Using an optional external DVD-ROM drive 125 Your computer may come with an external DVD/CD-RW drive that...
  • Page 126126 Expansion Options Using an optional external DVD-ROM drive 6 Place the disc carefully in the disc tray, label side...
  • Page 127 Expansion Options Using an optional external DVD-ROM drive 127 To remove a disc with the computer turned off: 1...
  • Page 128128 Expansion Options Using external display devices Using external display devices Your computer comes with a built-in LCD display, but...
  • Page 129 Expansion Options Using external display devices 129 3 Release the Fn key. TECHNICAL NOTE: You can also change these...
  • Page 130130 Expansion Options Using tablet mode Display limitations Keep in mind that the quality of the display will be limited...
  • Page 131 Expansion Options Using tablet mode 131 Preparing to use the tablet 1 Press the display panel release button and...
  • Page 132132 Expansion Options Using tablet mode The display latch will click and lock the screen in tablet position. Display latch...
  • Page 133 Expansion Options Using tablet mode 133 Removing the Toshiba tablet pen from the slot on the tablet NOTE Your...
  • Page 134134 Expansion Options Using tablet mode To learn how to manually change the layout of the screen from portrait to...
  • Page 135 Expansion Options Using the i.LINK® port 135 Returning the computer to its original configuration When you are finished using...
  • Page 136136 Expansion Options Using PC Cards Most PC Cards conform to the PCMCIA (Personal Computer Memory Card International Association) standard....
  • Page 137 Expansion Options Using PC Cards 137 3 When the card is almost all the way into the slot, push...
  • Page 138138 Expansion Options Using an optional SD™ card ❖ Never remove a SCSI card while any of the SCSI devices...
  • Page 139 Expansion Options Using an optional SD™ card 139 Installing the SD™card in the SD slot To insert an SD...
  • Page 140140 Expansion Options Using an optional SD™ card system may not shut down properly. If this occurs, reset your computer...
  • Page 141: Chapter 5: Exploring Your Computer’s FeaturesChapter 5 Exploring Your Computer’s Features In this chapter, you will explore other features of your notebook computer. Windows® XP...
  • Page 142142 Exploring Your Computer’s Features Personalizing your desktop Personalizing your desktop Your desktop is your virtual workspace. This section explains...
  • Page 143 Exploring Your Computer’s Features Personalizing your desktop 143 Bringing the world to your desktop With the Windows® Professional Tablet...
  • Page 144144 Exploring Your Computer’s Features Personalizing your desktop 7 To browse the Gallery for more components to add, click Visit...
  • Page 145 Exploring Your Computer’s Features Personalizing your desktop 145 The My Computer window appears. 2 Select the Tools menu, then...
  • Page 146146 Exploring Your Computer’s Features Personalizing your desktop Customizing window toolbars You can display one or more customizable toolbars at...
  • Page 147 Exploring Your Computer’s Features Personalizing your desktop 147 The elements you can add to the top of the window...
  • Page 148148 Exploring Your Computer’s Features Setting up for communications 2 Open the folder you want to view as a Web...
  • Page 149 Exploring Your Computer’s Features Setting up for communications 149 ❖ An Internet Service Provider (ISP) or online service if...
  • Page 150150 Exploring Your Computer’s Features Setting up for communications 5 To verify that the modem is set up properly, double-click...
  • Page 151 Exploring Your Computer’s Features Setting up for communications 151 Accessing a LAN To access a LAN: ❖ At the...
  • Page 152152 Exploring Your Computer’s Features An overview of using the Internet An overview of using the Internet The following sections...
  • Page 153 Exploring Your Computer’s Features An overview of using the Internet 153 Internet Service Providers To connect a computer directly...
  • Page 154154 Exploring Your Computer’s Features An overview of using the Internet Surfing the Internet Once connected to the Internet, the...
  • Page 155 Exploring Your Computer’s Features Using audio features 155 clearinghouse where all the messages are placed, like a gigantic bulletin...
  • Page 156156 Exploring Your Computer’s Features Using audio features TECHNICAL NOTE: Use amplified speakers that require an external power source. Other...
  • Page 157 Exploring Your Computer’s Features Using audio features 157 You may also record sounds as .WAV files by connecting an...
  • Page 158158 Exploring Your Computer’s Features Using audio features 6 To save the file, select Save from the File menu. NOTE...
  • Page 159: Chapter 6: Toshiba UtilitiesChapter 6 Toshiba Utilities Your computer includes several utilities designed to help you to reconfigure your system to best meet...
  • Page 160160 Toshiba Utilities Fn-esse Fn-esse The operating system shortcuts and Toshiba’s Fn-esse program provide quick ways to open programs, documents,...
  • Page 161 Toshiba Utilities Fn-esse 161 Sample Fn-esse keyboard The keys are color-coded as follows: ❖ Available keys are white. ❖...
  • Page 162162 Toshiba Utilities Fn-esse 4 Click and hold the primary button as you drag the highlighted item from Explorer to...
  • Page 163 Toshiba Utilities Fn-esse 163 ❖ Enter the Description, Command Line, and Working Directory for the new Fn-esse key assignment,...
  • Page 164164 Toshiba Utilities Hotkey utility Changing or removing existing key assignments 1 In the Fn-esse keyboard, click the key you...
  • Page 165 Toshiba Utilities TOSHIBA Console 165 TOSHIBA Console The TOSHIBA Console provides quick access to computer functions and allows you...
  • Page 166166 Toshiba Utilities TOSHIBA Console Customize Your Computer The options available in this category are: ❖ Power Management ❖ Mouse...
  • Page 167 Toshiba Utilities Power Management 167 Power Management NOTE Toshiba recommends that you use the Toshiba Power Management Utility for...
  • Page 168168 Toshiba Utilities Power Management You can either use one of the preset profiles or create and use your own...
  • Page 169 Toshiba Utilities Power Management 169 Customizing a power mode 1 Highlight the profile on the Profiles window. 2 Make...
  • Page 170170 Toshiba Utilities The Toshiba Rotation Utility You can also manually choose the boot-up sequence by pressing the power button,...
  • Page 171 Toshiba Utilities The Toshiba Rotation Utility 171 ❖ Secondary landscape To change the display format: 1 Click Start, All...
  • Page 172172 Toshiba Utilities The Toshiba Rotation Utility 3 Click OK. NOTE Toshiba recommends that you use the Toshiba Rotation Utility...
  • Page 173 Toshiba Utilities The Toshiba Rotation Utility 173 ❖ The Settings tab allows you to specify whether you are left...
  • Page 174174 Toshiba Utilities Cross Menu Utility Cross Menu Utility The Cross Menu Utility allows you to make Hot Key assignments...
  • Page 175 Toshiba Utilities Cross Menu Utility 175 Creating a New Menu NOTE You can add up to five menus. To...
  • Page 176176 Toshiba Utilities TOSHIBA Tablet Access Code Utility TOSHIBA Tablet Access Code Utility This utility allows you create and register...
  • Page 177 Toshiba Utilities TOSHIBA Zooming Utility 177 TOSHIBA Zooming Utility This utility allows you zoom in and zoom out of...
  • Page 178178 Toshiba Utilities TOSHIBA SD Memory Card Format TOSHIBA SD Memory Card Format This utility is used to format SD...
  • Page 179 Toshiba Utilities TOSHIBA SD Memory Boot Utility 179 TOSHIBA SD Memory Boot Utility In order to boot from an...
  • Page 180180 Toshiba Utilities TOSHIBA SD Memory Boot Utility 5 Select Read from a floppy disk. NOTE To create a bootable...
  • Page 181: Chapter 7: Keeping Your Files SafeChapter 7 Keeping Your Files Safe You may have files on your computer that you want to keep private. Your...
  • Page 182182 Keeping Your Files Safe Using passwords in the Windows® operating system ❖ A HDD password— A hard disk drive...
  • Page 183 Keeping Your Files Safe Using passwords in the Windows® operating system 183 2 Open the User Password tab. 3...
  • Page 184184 Keeping Your Files Safe Using passwords in the Windows® operating system Using the power-on (user-level) password Whenever you start...
  • Page 185 Keeping Your Files Safe Using passwords in the Windows® operating system 185 ❖ Setting a hard disk drive user...
  • Page 186186 Keeping Your Files Safe Using passwords in the Windows® operating system 2 Hold down the Esc key and press...
  • Page 187 Keeping Your Files Safe Using passwords in the Windows® operating system 187 illuminates (green) for approximately one second. When...
  • Page 188188 Keeping Your Files Safe Using passwords in the Windows® operating system To register master and user passwords in System...
  • Page 189 Keeping Your Files Safe Using passwords in the Windows® operating system 189 Changing the master and user passwords in...
  • Page 190190 Keeping Your Files Safe Using passwords in the Windows® operating system Deleting the hard disk drive master and user...
  • Page 191: Chapter 8: If Something Goes WrongChapter 8 If Something Goes Wrong Some problems you may encounter when using your computer are relatively easy to identify...
  • Page 192192 If Something Goes Wrong Problems that are easy to fix The Windows Task Manager window appears. 2 Click the...
  • Page 193 If Something Goes Wrong Problems when you turn on the computer 193 To record the details: 1 Click the...
  • Page 194194 If Something Goes Wrong Problems when you turn on the computer The computer starts but when you press a...
  • Page 195 If Something Goes Wrong The Windows® operating system is not working 195 If you are running on battery power,...
  • Page 196196 If Something Goes Wrong The Windows® operating system is not working Using Startup options to fix problems If the...
  • Page 197 If Something Goes Wrong The Windows® operating system is not working 197 Internet problems My Internet connection is very...
  • Page 198198 If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict You can connect to Support Online by clicking Support from the...
  • Page 199 If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict 199 Resolving hardware conflicts on your own Computer components need resources...
  • Page 200200 If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict If you install an older (legacy) device that the operating system...
  • Page 201 If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict 201 Disabling a device 1 Open the Start menu, and click...
  • Page 202202 If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict The operating system displays the Device Properties dialog box, which provides...
  • Page 203 If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict 203 5 Check for the error again. 6 If the error...
  • Page 204204 If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict The battery may not be inserted correctly in the computer. Turn...
  • Page 205 If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict 205 current on the most recent software and hardware options for...
  • Page 206206 If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Display problems Here are some typical display problems and their solutions:...
  • Page 207 If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict 207 The screen does not look right. You can change the...
  • Page 208208 If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict The display mode is set to Simultaneous and the external display...
  • Page 209 If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict 209 Error-checking Run Error-checking, which analyzes the directories, files and File...
  • Page 210210 If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Your data files are damaged or corrupted. Refer to your software...
  • Page 211 If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict 211 DVD-ROM or multi-function drive problems You cannot access a disc...
  • Page 212212 If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Some discs run correctly but others do not. Check the type...
  • Page 213 If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict 213 these devices to work together, several sections in this chapter...
  • Page 214214 If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Resolving PC Card problems Here are some common problems and their...
  • Page 215 If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict 215 Hot swapping (removing one PC Card and inserting another without...
  • Page 216216 If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Printer problems This section lists some of the most common printer...
  • Page 217 If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict 217 Modem problems This section lists common modem problems: The modem...
  • Page 218218 If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Wireless networking problems NOTE This section provides general troubleshooting tips for...
  • Page 219 If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict 219 ❖ Check Control Panel's Device Manager to verify that the...
  • Page 220220 If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict ❖ Use the PING command to verify a connection to the...
  • Page 221 If Something Goes Wrong DVD operating problems 221 The Windows XP wireless management facility does not work. If you...
  • Page 222222 If Something Goes Wrong DVD operating problems 5 Verify that your computer recognizes your DVD-ROM drive. To do this:...
  • Page 223 If Something Goes Wrong DVD operating problems 223 5 Click OK. DVD titles, games, or applications appear distorted. Having...
  • Page 224224 If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits 7 Click OK. Develop good computing habits Save your work frequently....
  • Page 225 If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits 225 Get familiar with all the user’s guides provided with your...
  • Page 226226 If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits 5 In the Restore point description field, enter a name that...
  • Page 227 If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits 227 Backing up your data to CDs with Windows XP For...
  • Page 228228 If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits NOTE Documents and other data files that you create as you...
  • Page 229 If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits 229 Favorites (bookmarks) for Internet Explorer and other Web browsers Follow...
  • Page 230230 If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits General tips for installing hardware and software Here are a few...
  • Page 231 If Something Goes Wrong If you need further assistance 231 1 Back up critical data. 2 Create a Restore...
  • Page 232232 If Something Goes Wrong If you need further assistance Detailed system specifications are available at www.ts.toshiba.com by selecting your...
  • Page 233 If Something Goes Wrong Other Toshiba Internet Web sites 233 Within the United States at (800) 457-7777 Outside the...
  • Page 234234 If Something Goes Wrong Toshiba’s worldwide offices Italy Japan Centro Direzionale Colleoni Toshiba Corporation, PCO-IO Palazzo Perseo 1-1, Shibaura...
  • Page 235: Appendix A: Hot KeysAppendix A Hot Keys Hot keys are keys that, when pressed in combination with the Fn key, turn system functions...
  • Page 236236 Hot Keys Password security Password security Fn + This hot key blanks the display. Without a password The Fn...
  • Page 237 Hot Keys Password security 237 3 If you clicked Choose a screen saver, the Screen Saver tab has already...
  • Page 238238 Hot Keys Power usage mode Power usage mode Fn + This hot key displays the power usage pop-up win-...
  • Page 239 Hot Keys Hibernation mode 239 Hibernation mode Fn + This hot key places the computer into Hibernation mode. ❖...
  • Page 240240 Hot Keys Display modes Display modes Fn + This hot key cycles through the power-on display options. The display...
  • Page 241 Hot Keys Disabling or enabling wireless devices 241 Disabling or enabling wireless devices Fn + This hot key enables...
  • Page 242242 Hot Keys Keyboard hot keys Keyboard hot keys Fn + This hot key turns the cursor control overlay on...
  • Page 243: Appendix B: Power Cord/Cable ConnectorsAppendix B Power Cord/Cable Connectors Your notebook computer features a universal power supply you can use worldwide. This appendix shows...
  • Page 244: Appendix C: Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba ComputerAppendix C Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree™ is a set of utilities that makes it easy to control...
  • Page 245 Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer Getting Started 245 ❖ Profile Settings—The Profiles utility lets you switch between network...
  • Page 246246 Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer Getting Started NOTE If your computer is not connected to a network, the...
  • Page 247 Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities 247 Sample ConfigFree Launcher coming back into view ConfigFree Utilities Connectivity...
  • Page 248248 Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities ❖ Location of wireless communication switch (identified with a yellow arrow)...
  • Page 249 Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities 249 If a problem or potential problem is detected, in most...
  • Page 250250 Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities Search for Wireless Devices The Search for Wireless Devices utility searches...
  • Page 251 Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities 251 Sample viewing Wi-Fi devices Creating a new wireless connection NOTE...
  • Page 252252 Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities Sample dragging a device to the Access Point Sample Wireless settings...
  • Page 253 Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities 253 Creating a detected device wireless connection The following screen shows...
  • Page 254254 Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities Sample dragging the file to the Bluetooth device icon To be...
  • Page 255 Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities 255 Sample selecting Send to Bluetooth Devices option 2 Choose a...
  • Page 256256 Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities office and at home can set up profiles to handle these...
  • Page 257 Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities 257 8 Click the icon at the bottom of the screen...
  • Page 258258 Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities Sample expanded Add Profile screen NOTE The online help provides real-world...
  • Page 259 Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities 259 ConfigFree SUMMIT The ConfigFree SUMMIT utility is a convenient way...
  • Page 260260 Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities Sample of users attending SUMMIT meeting (user icons appear on SUMMIT...
  • Page 261 Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities 261 Sample of sharing a file with one user ❖ To...
  • Page 262262 Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities NOTE Participating users must be connected by LAN, wireless LAN, or...
  • Page 263 Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities 263 1 Drag and drop the file to the Wireless radar...
  • Page 264264 Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities To review the current Toshiba Wireless Projector settings and change them...
  • Page 265 Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities 265 The wireless LAN configuration returns to the settings that were...
  • Page 266266 Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer Using the Automatic Switch Using the Automatic Switch The Automatic Switch feature allows...
  • Page 267 Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer Semi-Automatic Switch Feature 267 1 Right-click the icon in the system tray. 2...
  • Page 268: GlossaryGlossary TECHNICAL NOTE: Some features defined in this glossary may not be available on your computer. Acronyms The following acronyms...
  • Page 269 Glossary 269 DMA direct memory access DIMM dual inline memory module DOS disk operating system DPI dots per inch...
  • Page 270270 Glossary RAM random access memory RFI radio frequency interference ROM read-only memory RTC real-time clock SCSI small computer system...
  • Page 271 Glossary 271 application — A computer program that you use to perform tasks of a specific type. Applications include...
  • Page 272272 Glossary byte — A sequence of eight bits. A byte is the smallest addressable unit of data. See also...
  • Page 273 Glossary 273 controller — A device that controls the transfer of data from a computer to a peripheral device...
  • Page 274274 Glossary disk — A round, flat piece of material that can be magnetically influenced to hold information in digital...
  • Page 275 Glossary 275 DVD-ROM (digital versatile [or video] disc read-only memory) — A very high-capacity storage medium that uses laser...
  • Page 276276 Glossary frontside bus — The primary pathway (bus) between the CPU and the computer’s main memory. Also called “system...
  • Page 277 Glossary 277 hot key — (1) A feature in which certain keys in combination with the Fn key can...
  • Page 278278 Glossary liquid crystal display (LCD) — A type of display that uses a liquid substance between two transparent electrode...
  • Page 279 Glossary 279 multi-function drive — A DVD drive that can read and write to CD and DVD media. multimedia...
  • Page 280280 Glossary peripheral — Any device, such as a printer or joystick, that is attached to the computer and controlled...
  • Page 281 Glossary 281 resolution — A measure of the sharpness of the images that can be produced by a printer...
  • Page 282282 Glossary system disk — A diskette that contains the operating system files needed to start the computer. Any diskette...
  • Page 283: IndexIndex A removing 115 BIOS AC power light 51 see Toshiba Hardware Setup accessories buttons computer lock cable 75 control...
  • Page 284284 Index message 195 disk drive not accessing disk drives 194 corrupted/damaged data files 210 running on battery power 102...
  • Page 285 Index 285 general hardware problem 198 viewing key assignments 163 non-system disk or disk error folders 195, 210 displaying...
  • Page 286286 Index I M IBM 101-key enhanced keyboard 79 main battery icon removing 115 safety 39 Master password 184 Industry...
  • Page 287 Index 287 P hot key 114 power usage modes 112 password customizing 169 creating 182 powering down the computer...
  • Page 288288 Index not responding 194 main battery 115 missing files/trouble accessing a PC Cards 137 disk 208 Restart command 91...
  • Page 289 Index 289 Standby command 92, 98 U Standby mode 92 Uniform Resource Locator (URL) hot key 238 142, 154...
  • Page 290290 Index World Wide Web 152 5.375 x 8.375 ver 2.3
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