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Setup Utility

The following table describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings.

Parameter

Description

 

 

User

When set, this password protects the computer

Password is

and this Setup Utility from unauthorized entry.

 

When Password on boot and/or Password check

 

during Resume is enabled, you need to enter this

 

password to continue operation.

 

Before setting the user password, you need to set

 

the Supervisor Password.

 

Options: Disabled or Enabled

 

 

Supervisor

When set, this password protects the computer

Password is

and this Setup Utility from unauthorized entry. It

 

also protects certain parameters in the Setup

 

Utility.

 

When Password on boot and/or Password check

 

during Resume is enabled, you need to enter this

 

password to continue operation.

 

Options: Disabled or Enabled

 

 

Set

Press Enter to set the supervisor password. See

Supervisor

“Setting a Password” on page 92 on how to set a

Password

password.

 

 

Set User

Press Enter to set the user password. See “Setting

Password

a Password” on page 92 on how to set a

 

password.

 

 

Password

When enabled, the computer prompts you for a

on boot

password when the computer boots up.

 

Options: Enabled or Disabled

 

 

Password

When enabled, the computer prompts you for a

check

password when the computer resumes from

during

standby or hibernation mode.

Resume

Options: Disabled or Enabled

 

 

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Note: To set the User Password or the Password on boot, Password check during Resume and Diskette access parameters, you need to set the Supervisor Password first.

Setting a Password

Follow these steps:

1.Use the andkeys to highlight a Set Password parameter (Supervisor or User) and press theEnter key. The password box appears:

2.Type a password. The password may consist of up to seven characters (A-Z,a-z,0-9).

Important: Be very careful when typing your password because the characters do not appear on the screen.

3.Press Enter. Retype the password to verify your first entry and pressEnter.

After setting the password, the computer automatically sets the chosen password parameter to Enabled.

4.Press Esc to go to the Exit menu.

5.Press Save Change & Exit to save the password and exit the Setup Utility.

To change a password, follow the same steps used to set a password.

Removing a Password

Should you want to remove a password, do the following:

1.Use the andkeys to highlight a Set Password parameter (Supervisor or User) and press theEnter key.

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The password box appears:

2.Press Enter twice without entering anything in the password box to remove the existing password.

3.Press Esc to go to the Exit menu.

4.Press Save Change & Exit to save the password and exit the Setup Utility.

Power Saving

The Power Saving screen contains parameters that are related to power-savingand power management.

The following table describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings.

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Parameter

Description

 

 

Heuristic Power

Enables or disables heuristic power

Management

management. See “Power Management

 

Modes” on page 40 for more information on

 

power management modes

 

Options: Enabled or Disabled

 

 

Display Always

When enabled, the computer display is

On

always on. You may want to set this if you are

 

making a presentation on your computer.

 

Options: Disabled or Enabled

 

 

Battery Low

Enables or disables the hibernation function

Suspend

during a battery-lowcondition.

 

When the computer is running very low on

 

battery power, the computer will enter

 

hibernation mode if PhDISK is installed and the

 

hibernation file is valid. See “PhDISK” on page

 

73.

 

Options: Enabled or Disabled

 

 

Resume on

When enabled and the system resume date

Alarm

and time are valid, the computer resumes

 

(wakes up) at the set time and date.

 

Options: Disabled or Enabled

 

 

Resume Time

Sets the time the computer resumes at if

 

Resume on Alarm is enabled.

 

Format: HH:MM:SS (hour:minute:second)

 

 

Date

Sets the date the computer resumes at if

 

Resume on Alarm is enabled.

 

Format: DD/MM/YYYY (day/month/year)

 

 

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Parameter

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wake On LAN

When enabled, the computer wakes up from

 

 

standby mode if the computer is accessed

 

 

through the network. Consult your network

 

 

administrator for details.

 

 

Options: Disabled or Enabled

 

 

 

 

 

Battery Low

Enables or disables warning beeps during a

 

Warning Beep

battery-lowcondition.

 

 

Options: Enabled or Disabled

 

 

 

 

Exit

When you select the Exit menu or press Esc from any screen, the Exit options screen displays.

The following table describes the parameters in this screen.

 

Parameter

Description

 

 

 

 

Save Change &

Saves any changes made, exits the Setup

 

Exit

utility and reboots.

 

 

 

 

Discard

Discards any changes made, exits the Setup

 

Changes & Exit

utility and reboots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Parameter

Description

 

 

Get Default

Resets all parameters to their factory-default

Values

values.

 

 

Load Previous

Disregards any changes made in the current

Value

session and reloads their previous values.

 

 

Save Changes

Saves any changes made.

Note: If you make any parameter changes, select Save Change & Exit or Save Changes to store your changes.

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6 Troubleshooting

This chapter instructs you on how to deal with common system problems. Read it before calling a technician if a problem occurs. Solutions to more serious problems require opening up the computer. Do not attempt to open the computer by yourself. Contact your dealer or an authorized service center for assistance.

Contents

Frequently-Asked Questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

Error Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

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Frequently-AskedQuestions

This is a list of possible situations that may arise during the use of your computer, and gives easy answers and solutions to these questions.

I pressed the power switch and opened the display, but the computer does not start or boot-up.

Look at the Power indicator:

If it is not lit, no power is being applied to the computer. Check the following:

If you are running on battery power, it may be low and unable to power the computer. Connect the AC adapter to recharge the battery pack.

Make sure the AC adapter is plugged in properly to the computer and to the power outlet.

If it is lit, check the following:

If the Standby indicator is lit, the computer is in standby mode. Press any key or tap on the touchpad to resume.

Is a non-bootable(non-system)diskette in the floppy drive? Remove or replace it with a system diskette and pressCtrl-Alt-Delto restart the system.

The operating system files may be damaged or missing. Insert the startup disk you created during Windows 98/ Windows 95 setup into the floppy drive and press Ctrl-Alt-Del to restart the system. This will diagnose your system and make necessary fixes.

Nothing appears on the screen.

The computer’s power management system automatically blanks the screen to save power. Press any key to turn the display back on.

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If pressing a key does not turn the display back on, two things might be the cause:

The contrast and/or brightness level might be too low. Press Fn-−andFn-↓to adjust the contrast level (only for models with SCC LCDs). PressFn-←andFn-→to adjust the brightness level.

The display device might be set to an external monitor. Press the display toggle hot key Fn-F6to toggle the display back to the computer.

Image is not full-screen.

Make sure the resolution is set to 800x600 (12.1-inchdisplays) and 1024x768(13.3-inchdisplays).Right-clickon your Windows 98/Windows 95 desktop and select Properties to bring up the Display Properties dialog box. Then click on the Settings tab to make sure the resolution is set to the appropriate resolution. Resolutions lower than the specified resolution is notfull-screenon the computer or on an external monitor.

No audio from the computer.

Check the following:

The volume may be muted. In Windows 98/Windows 95, look at the volume control icon on the taskbar. If it is crossed-out,click on the icon and deselect the Mute option.

The speakers may be turned off. Press Fn-F8to turn the speakers on (this hot key also turns the speakers off).

The volume level may be too low. In Windows 98/ Windows 95, look at the volume control icon on the taskbar. Click on the icon and adjust the level. You can also use the volume control knob on the right panel of the computer to adjust the volume.

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If headphones, earphones or external speakers are connected to the line-outport on the computer’s rear panel, the internal speakers automatically turn off.

External microphone or audio line-indevice does not work.

Check the following:

Make sure the external microphone or audio line-indevice is connected to theline-in/microphone-injack on the computer's rear panel.

If you cannot hear playback, the speakers may be muted.

Make sure the line-in/microphone-injack is configured for the appropriate source. Run Notebook Manager and click on theLine-in/Microphonetab and set the input source correctly. Click onApply to accept.

I want to eject the CD-ROMtray without turning on the power. I cannot eject theCD-ROMdrive tray.

There is a mechanical eject button on the CD-ROMdrive. Simply insert the tip of a pen or paperclip and push to eject theCD-ROMtray.

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