Toshiba Portege R100 User Manual

Toshiba Portege R100 Manual

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  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 1
    Portégé® R100 Series User's Guide If you need assistance: ❖ Toshiba Global Support Centre Calling within the United States (800) 457-... information, see "If Something Goes Wrong" on page 173 in this guide. Handling the cord on this product will expose you to lead, a...
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    ...set-up and usage instructions in the applicable user guides and/or manuals enclosed. If ... DATA IS ALTERED OR LOST DUE TO ANY TROUBLE, FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION OF THE HARD DISK DRIVE ... applications." "Critical applications" means life support systems, medical applications, connections to implanted ...
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    ... in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, it may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a ...
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    ... the REN without a decimal point (e.g., 03 is a REN of 0.3). For earlier products, the REN is separately shown on the label. Connection to party line service is subject to state tariffs. Contact the state public utility commission, public service commission or corporation commission for information.
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    ..., to allow you to make any changes necessary to maintain uninterrupted service. If Problems Arise If this equipment causes harm to the telephone network, the... charges.) In order to program this information into your fax transmission, refer to the fax software instructions installed on this computer.
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    ... alarm equipment, consult your telephone company or a qualified installer. Instructions for IC CS-03 Certified Equipment 1 NOTICE: ... the appropriate electric inspection authority, or electrician, as appropriate. 2 The user manual of analog equipment must contain the equipment's Ringer Equivalence ...
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    ... or even lose your network connection. If you should experience any such problem, immediately turn off your Bluetooth™ or Wireless LAN device. Please contact Toshiba PC product support on Web site http://www.toshibaeurope.com/computers/tnt/bluetooth.htm in Europe or ...
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    ... any other environment where the risk of interference to other devices or services is perceived or identified as harmful. If you are uncertain ... be installed and used in strict accordance with the manufacturer's instructions as described in the user documentation that comes with the product. This ...
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    ... Industry Canada technical specifications were met. To prevent radio interference to the licensed service, this device is intended to be operated indoors and away from windows to .... Pour empecher que cet appareil cause du brouillage au service faisant l'objet d'une licence, il doit etre utilize a l'...
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    10 Finnish: Valmistaja TOSHIBA Corp. Digital Media Network Company vakuuttaa täten että Radio LAN device tyyppinen laite on direktiivin 1999/5/EY oleellisten vaatimusten ja sitä koskevien direktiivin muiden ehtojen mukainen. Hierbij verklaart TOSHIBA Corp. Digital Media Network Company dat het ...
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    11 Spanish: Por medio de la presente TOSHIBA Corp. Digital Media Network Company declara que el Radio LAN device cumple con los requisitos esenciales y cualesquiera otras disposiciones aplicables o exigibles de la Directiva 1999/5/CE. TOSHIBA Corp. Digital Media Network Company declara que este ...
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    12 Caution: Radio Frequency Interference Requirements This device is restricted to indoor use due to its operation in the 5.15 GHz to 5.25 GHz frequency range. FCC requires this product to be used indoors for frequency range 5.15 GHz to 5.25 GHz to reduce the potential for harmful interference to ...
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    13 2. Indication The indication shown below appears on this equipment. (1) (2) (3) 2.4DSOF4 (4) 1 2 3 4 2.4: This equipment uses a frequency of 2.4 GHz. DS: This equipment uses DS-SS modulation. OF: This equipment uses OFDM modulation. The interference range of this equipment is less than 40m. ...
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    14 Approval Number: D01-1128JP TELECOM ENGINEERING CENTER Approval Number: 03NY.A0018, 03GZDA0017 The following restrictions apply: ❖ ❖ ❖ Do not disassemble or modify the device. Do not install the embedded wireless module into other device. 5.17 GHz to 5.23 GHz for indoor use only Radio ...
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    15 Europe - Restrictions for use of 2.4 GHz Frequencies in European Community Countries België/ Belgique: For private usage outside buildings across public grounds over less than 300m no special registration with IBPT/BIPT is required. Registration to IBPT/BIPT is required for private usage ...
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    ... outside of the allowable frequencies as listed above, the user must cease operating the Wireless LAN at that location and consult he local technical support staff responsible for the wireless network. The 5 GHz Turbo mode feature is not allowed for operation in any European Community country. ❖
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    ...Point's radar detection feature will automatically restart operation on a channel free of radar. You may consult with the local technical support staff responsible for the wireless network to ensure the Access Point device(s) are properly configured for European Community operation. ❖ Approved...
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    18 802.11a (5 GHz) Australia Canada France Ireland Luxembourg Norway Switzerland Turbo Mode (5 GHz) Canada USA Austria Denmark Germany Italy Netherlands Portugal UK Belgium Finland Greece Liechtenstein New Zealand Sweden USA Approved Countries/Regions for use for the Intel® PRO/ Wireless LAN 2100...
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    19 Approved Countries/Regions for use for the Toshiba Mini PCI Wireless LAN Card This equipment is approved to the radio standard by the countries/regions in the following table. Do not use this equipment except in the countries/regions in the following table. Australia Canada France Hong Kong ...
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    ... these cards. Please contact TOSHIBA PC product support on Web site http://www.toshiba-europe.com/computers/... your PC. Please contact TOSHIBA PC product support on Web site http://www.toshiba-europe.com/ ... connection. If you should experience any such problem, immediately turn off either one of your ...
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    ...❖ ❖ Using the equipment with Bluetooth wireless technology on board of airplanes, or In any other environment where the risk of interference to other devices or services is perceived or identified as harmful. If you are uncertain of the policy that applies on the use of wireless devices in a ...
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    22 Caution: FCC Interference Statement This device complies with part15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: ❖ ❖ This device may not cause harmful interference, and This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause ...
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    23 Taiwan Article 14 Unless approved, for any model accredited low power radio frequency electric machinery, any company, trader or user shall not change the frequency, increase the power or change the features and functions of the original design. Any use of low power radio frequency electric ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 24
    ... device. DVD-ROM, multi-function drive safety instructions The DVD-ROM and multi-function drives .... To ensure proper use of this product, please read this instruction manual carefully and retain for future reference. Should the unit ever require maintenance, contact an authorized service location.
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    ... for your future reference. In case of any trouble with this model, please contact your nearest "AUTHORIZED service station." To prevent direct ... other than those specified in the owner's manual may result in hazardous radiation exposure. Copyright This guide is copyrighted by Toshiba America ...
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    ... U.S. Export Administration Regulations is prohibited. Notice The information contained in this manual, including but not limited to any product specifications, ... BASED ON TORT, CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS MANUAL OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN OR THE ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 27
    27 Dolby - Manufactured by Toshiba under license from Dolby Laboratories/ Dolby and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. TouchPad is a trademark of Synaptics, Inc. All other brand and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Computer...
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    Contents Introduction ...36 This guide ...37 Safety icons ...38 Other icons used...39 Other documentation ...39 Service options ...40 Chapter 1: Getting Started...41 Selecting a place to work ...41 Creating a computer-friendly ...
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    Contents 29 Opening the display panel ...53 Your computer's features and specifications...54 Turning on the power...54 Adding Memory (optional)...56 Installing a memory module ...56 Connecting a mouse ...61 Connecting a printer ...61 Connecting the modem...63 Connecting to a phone line ...64 ...
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    30 Contents Inserting and removing disks...82 Inserting a disc ...82 Removing a disc with the computer on...84 Removing a disc with the computer off ...84 Copying documents to a disk...85 Taking care of disks ...86 Caring for CD and DVD discs ...86 Backing up your work ...87 Restoring your work ...
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    Contents 31 Chapter 3: Mobile Computing ...107 Toshiba's energy-saver design ...107 Running the computer on battery power ...107 Battery Notice ...108 Power management ...109 Using additional batteries ...109 Charging batteries...110 Charging the main battery...110 Charging the RTC battery......
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    32 Contents to the computer ...128 Connecting the optional external USB diskette drive ...129 Using an external keyboard...131 Connecting a keyboard ...131 Using an external monitor...131 Connecting the monitor ...131 Connecting a mouse or a printer...132 Using PC Cards...133 Hot swapping PC ...
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    ... ...156 Changing or removing existing key assignments ...156 Hotkey utility ...156 Expansion device properties ...157 Accessing Mobile Extension Service Configuration ...157 TOSHIBA Console ...158 Customizing Your Computer ...159 Network ...160 Security...160 TOSHIBA Button Controls ...160 Power ...
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    34 Contents Chapter 7: If Something Goes Wrong ...173 Problems that are easy to fix ...173 Problems ... 177 Using Startup options to fix problems ...177 Internet problems ...178 The Windows® XP operating... hardware conflicts on your own ...180 Fixing a problem with Device Manager ...182 Memory module ...
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    Contents 35 Maintaining security when the battery is not fully charged ...204 Power usage mode ...205 Standby mode...206 Hibernation mode ...207 Display modes ...208 Display brightness ...208 Disabling or enabling the TouchPad...209 Keyboard hot keys ...209 Appendix B: Power Cord/Cable ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 36
    Introduction Welcome to the world of powerful and portable multimedia computers! With your new Toshiba notebook computer, your access to information can accompany you wherever you go. You will find that the Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional operating system is already installed on your computer...
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    Introduction This guide 37 NOTE The product specifications and configuration information are designed for a product Series. Your particular model ...This guide introduces the computer's features. You can: ❖ ❖ ❖ Read the entire guide from beginning to end. Skim through and stop when a topic ...
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    38 Introduction Safety icons Safety icons This manual contains safety instructions that must be observed in order to avoid potential hazards ... according to the seriousness of the risk, and the icons highlight these instructions as follows: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 39
    ...text. Other documentation Your computer comes with the following documentation in addition to this user's guide. ❖ ❖ An electronic version of the user's guide. Guides for other programs that may come preinstalled on your computer or that are available for installation on your ...
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    ...Introduction Service options Service options Toshiba offers a full line of optional service programs to complement its limited warranty. To stay current on the most ...check the Toshiba Web site pcsupport.toshiba.com. If you have a problem or need to contact Toshiba, see "If Something Goes Wrong" ...
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    Chapter 1 Getting Started This chapter provides tips for working comfortably, summarizes how to connect components, and explains what to do the first time you use your notebook computer. Selecting a place to work Your computer is portable and designed to be used in a variety of circumstances and ...
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    ... before turning it on again. If the computer does not operate correctly after you turn it back on, contact your Toshiba service representative or your network administrator. ❖ ❖ ❖ Keeping yourself comfortable Strain and stress injuries are becoming more common as people spend more time ...
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    Getting Started Selecting a place to work 43 Placement of the computer Proper placement of the computer and external devices is important to avoid stress-related injuries: ❖ Place the computer on a flat surface at a comfortable height and distance. You should be able to type without twisting ...
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    ...the pressure on the back of your thighs. Adjust the back of your chair so that it supports the lower curve of your spine. If necessary, use a cushion to provide extra back support. Lower-back-support cushions are available at many office supply stores. Sit with your back...
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    Getting Started Selecting a place to work 45 Arms and wrists ❖ ❖ Avoid bending, arching or twisting your wrists. Keep them in a relaxed, neutral position while typing. Exercise your hands, wrists and arms to improve circulation. Work habits The key to avoiding discomfort or injury from ...
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    46 ❖ Getting Started Selecting a place to work Other precautions Avoid spilling liquids on the computer's keyboard. If you do spill a liquid that gets into the keyboard, turn off the computer immediately. Leave the computer turned off overnight to give it time to dry out before you use it ...
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    Getting Started Setting up your computer 47 To prevent possible overheating of the CPU, make sure the air intake on the cooling fan is not blocked. The fan draws in air by creating a vacuum. If the fan is blocked, it could cause the CPU to run at a lower performance level or cause the computer to...
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    ..., and the order in which windows appear, may vary according to your software setup choices. The first time you turn on your computer, the Setup Wizard guides you through steps to set up your software. 1 2 3 From the welcome screen, click Next to enter the Setup Wizard. Confirm acceptance of ...
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    Getting Started Setting up your computer 49 Registering your computer with Toshiba Product registration is strongly recommended, and allows Toshiba to send Customer periodic updates, announcements, and special offers applicable to the product. Product registration can be completed during the ...
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    50 ❖ ❖ Getting Started Connecting the AC adapter Connect a local printer (see "Connecting a printer" on page 61) Install PC Cards (see "Using PC Cards" on page 133) Connecting the AC adapter Your computer requires power to operate. Use the power cord/ cable and AC adapter to connect ...
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    ...by use of an incompatible adapter. When you connect the AC adapter to the computer, always follow the steps in the exact order as described in the User's Manual. Connecting the power cord/cable to a live electrical outlet should be the last step; otherwise' the adapter DC output plug could hold an...
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    52 4 Getting Started Using the computer for the first time If the AC power light flashes amber during charging, either the main battery is malfunctioning, or it is not receiving input from the AC power supply. Disconnect the AC cable and remove the main battery pack. See "Changing the main ...
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    Getting Started Using the computer for the first time 53 Opening the display panel Press the display panel latch and lift the display panel. Opening the display panel To avoid damaging the display panel, do not force it beyond the point where it moves easily. Never lift or move the computer ...
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    ... of some of the many possible icons used on your computer: Sample system icons This information applies to all the features and icons described in this guide. Turning on the power 1 If the optional external diskette drive is connected, check that it is empty. TECHNICAL NOTE: You must complete all ...
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    Getting Started Using the computer for the first time 55 Turning on the power 2 Locate the oval-shaped power button above the F4 and F5 keys at the top of the keyboard. Turn on the computer by pressing the button for at least one second. The on/off light on the system indicator panel glows green,...
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    56 Getting Started Adding Memory (optional) The hard disk drive light flashes to indicate that the hard disk drive is currently in use. Never turn off the computer while any of the drives are in use. Adding Memory (optional) HINT: To purchase additional memory modules, see the accessories ...
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    Getting Started Adding Memory (optional) 57 Before you install or remove a memory module, turn off the computer using the Start menu. If you install or remove a memory module while the computer is in Standby or Hibernation mode, data will be lost. A memory module must be installed in slot A. do ...
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    58 Getting Started Adding Memory (optional) Expansion memory slot cover Base of the computer 6 Using a standard Phillips no. 0 screwdriver, unscrew the screw that secures the memory slot cover, then remove the memory slot cover. Removing the memory slot cover screw 7 Place the screw and the ...
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    Getting Started Adding Memory (optional) 59 Static electricity can damage the memory module. Before you handle the module, touch a grounded metal surface to discharge any static electricity you may have built up. To avoid damaging the memory module, be careful not to touch its pin connector on ...
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    60 1 Getting Started Adding Memory (optional) Removing a memory module To remove the memory module: Turn the computer off and remove all cables connected to the computer. Do not try to remove a memory module with the computer in Standby or Hibernation mode. You can damage the computer and the ...
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    ...module or on the computer. Debris on the connectors may cause memory access problems. 7 Seat the cover and secure it with the screw. Connecting a mouse You may ... store. TECHNICAL NOTE: Some printers require a specific installation process. Refer to your printer installation guide for instructions.
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    ...62. Setting up a printer TECHNICAL NOTE: Some printers require a specific installation process. Refer to your printer installation guide for instructions. If you have a printer, follow these steps to set it up for the first time. You only need to set ...
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    Getting Started Adding Memory (optional) 63 Sample Add Printer Wizard 3 Follow the on-screen instructions to set up your printer. Connecting the modem Your computer comes with an integrated modem, which you can connect as follows: 1 2 Locate the modem port on the back of your computer. Plug one ...
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    64 3 Getting Started Adding Memory (optional) Connect the other end of the telephone cable to the jack of a standard voice-grade telephone line. For more detailed information regarding your system's modem, visit the Toshiba web site at pcsupport.toshiba.com. Connecting to a phone line Before ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 65
    ...a digital telephone line. A digital line will damage the modem. Now you're ready to send a fax or use the modem to connect to an online service or the Internet. For more information on using a modem, see "Setting up for communications" on page 145. Connecting other external devices For more ...
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    66 ❖ ❖ ❖ Getting Started Adding Memory (optional) To move the cursor to the bottom of the page, drag your finger toward yourself. To move the cursor to the right side of the page, slide your finger across the TouchPad from left to right. To move it to the left side, slide your finger from ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 67
    ... settings There are several ways in which you can customize your computer to suit your particular requirements. Refer to your operating system documentation or Help and Support for details. You may also wish to customize your power usage settings. For more information, see "Turning off the display
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    68 Getting Started Powering off the computer automatically" on page 118. There are additional custom settings you can choose. See "Toshiba Utilities" on page 152. Powering off the computer It's a good idea to power off your computer when you are not using it for a while. If you are using...
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    Getting Started Caring for your computer 69 Closing the display panel When you are finished using the computer, power off and close the display panel to keep dust and dirt out of the computer. If you close the display panel while the computer is still on, one of these actions will occur: ❖ If ...
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    70 Getting Started Caring for your computer Cleaning the computer Keep liquid, including cleaning fluid, out of the computer's keyboard, speaker grille and other openings. Never spray cleaner directly onto the computer. Never use harsh or caustic chemical products to clean the computer. To ...
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    Getting Started Caring for your computer 71 2 3 Pass the locking end through the loop. Insert the cable's locking end into the security lock slot on your computer, then engage the locking device. The computer is now securely locked.
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    Chapter 2 Learning the Basics This chapter lists computing tips and provides important information about the system's basic features. Computing tips ❖ ave your work frequently. Your work stays in the computer's temporary memory until you save it to the disk. If the network you are using ...
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    Learning the Basics Computing tips ❖ 73 Back up your files to disks (or other removable storage media) on a regular basis. Label the backup copies clearly and store them in a safe place. If your hard disk suddenly fails, you may lose all the data on it unless you have a separate backup copy. ...
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    74 Learning the Basics Using the keyboard Using the keyboard Your computer's keyboard contains character keys, control keys, function keys, and special Windows® keys, providing all the functionality of a full-size keyboard. Windows keys Function keys Character keys Alt (Alternate) key Fn key...
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    Learning the Basics Using the keyboard 75 affected. The light on the Caps Lock key glows when you press the Caps Lock key. Making your keyboard emulate a full-size keyboard Although your computer's keyboard layout is compatible with a standard full-size keyboard, it has fewer keys. A standard ...
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    76 Learning the Basics Using the keyboard Function keys Function keys The function keys (not to be confused with the Fn key) are the 12 keys at the top of the keyboard. They are called function keys because they run programmed functions determined by the application you are using. For more ...
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    Learning the Basics Using the keyboard 77 Overlay keys & 7 Home 7 ∗ 8 8 ( 9 PgUp 9 ) 0 U 4 I 5 O 6 P J End 1 K 2 L PgDn 3 : ; > . M Ins 0 ? / Del Keyboard overlay keys The keys with numbers and symbols on them form the numeric and cursor overlay. This overlay lets you enter ...
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    78 Learning the Basics Saving your work To turn off the numeric overlay, hold down the Fn key and press F11 again. The numeric mode light on the keyboard indicator panel goes out. Using the overlay for cursor control To turn the cursor control overlay on, press Fn and F10 simultaneously. The ...
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    Learning the Basics Saving your work 79 Many programs offer a feature that saves documents at regular intervals. Check your program's documentation to see if it has an automatic save feature. Saving files 1 On the File menu of your Windows program, click Save. If you are working with a ...
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    80 Learning the Basics Saving your work The Windows XP operating system supports file names of up to 255 characters; the names can include spaces. Some ® applications still require MS-DOS file names. File names If you plan to share your files with a computer using a pre® Windows 95 version of ...
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    Learning the Basics Printing your work 81 Printing your work Verify that the Windows® XP operating system is set up for your printer as described in "Setting up a printer" on page 62. TECHNICAL NOTE: You only need to set up the printer the first time you connect it. If you use more than one ...
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    82 Learning the Basics Using optional external diskettes and discs Using optional external diskettes and discs To use disks, you must connect the optional external USB disk drive to the USB port on the back of the computer, or to the optional Slim Port Replicator. See "Connecting the optional ...
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    Learning the Basics Using optional external diskettes and discs 83 1 If the computer is turned on, press the eject button on the DVD-ROM or multi-function drive. The disc tray partially opens. To avoid damaging a disc or losing data, check that the disc activity light is off before opening the ...
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    ...disc with the computer off 1 Insert a slender object, such as a straightened paper clip, into the manual eject button access hole. Never use a pencil to press the manual eject button. Pencil lead can break off inside the computer and damage it. 2 3 ...
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    Learning the Basics Using optional external diskettes and discs 85 Copying documents to a disk Disks provide an easy means of transferring files from one computer to another. Copying a file to a disk also gives you a backup copy in case something happens to the original on your hard disk. This ...
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    86 Learning the Basics Using optional external diskettes and discs Taking care of disks To protect the data stored on your disks: Store your disks in their boxes or other containers to protect them and keep them clean. Keep disks at room temperature and avoid exposing them to direct sunlight. ...
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    ... to perform. 1 2 Connect the backup device to your computer as shown in the manufacturer's instructions. Click Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Backup. The Backup or Restore Wizard window appears. Sample Backup or Restore Wizard window 3 Follow the on-screen instructions.
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    88 Learning the Basics Restoring your work Restoring your work You can also use the Backup or Restore Wizard to restore information from your backup media to your hard disk. TECHNICAL NOTE: When restoring files, the backup program prompts you if you try to overwrite a file that already exists on ...
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    Learning the Basics Playing audio 89 5 6 Right-click, select File, then click Send To. Click the icon for the destination device. Restoring your work To restore information from your backup media to your hard disk, use the Restore page in the backup program. Look in the online Help or your ...
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    90 Learning the Basics Playing audio Rewind Play Stop Previous track Next track Mute Fast forward Volume control Sample Windows MediaTM Player screen The Windows MediaTM Player control panel works much like an ordinary compact disc player: ❖ ❖ To play the CD or to pause, click the Play/...
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    Learning the Basics Playing DVDs 91 Playing DVDs If you are using an external DVD-ROM drive or multifunction drive, you can watch DVD movies using the InterVideo WinDVD™ application. You will first need to run WinDVD setup from your computer's hard drive. Using Windows Explorer, browse to the...
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    92 ❖ ❖ Learning the Basics Powering down the computer Do not expose discs to direct sunlight or extreme heat or cold. To clean a disc that is dirty, wipe it with a clean, dry cloth. The most efficient method to clean it is to start from the center of the disc and wipe toward the outward edge ...
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    Learning the Basics Powering down the computer 93 Turn Off or Shut down command The Turn Off or Shut down commands power off the computer. The Windows® XP Professional operating system uses Turn Off if you are not connected to a Windows® network server (domain server). It uses Shut down if you ...
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    94 ❖ ❖ Learning the Basics Powering down the computer Factors to consider when choosing Hibernation: While in Hibernation mode, the computer uses no battery power. Because the state of the system is held on the hard disk, no data is lost if the battery discharges while the computer is in ...
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    Learning the Basics Using Turn Off or Shut down ❖ 95 On restarting, the computer returns to the state in which you left it, and opens all the programs and files you were using. If you power down using the Standby command and the battery discharges fully, your information will be lost. Be sure ...
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    96 2 3 Learning the Basics Using Turn Off or Shut down Select Shut down from the drop-down list. Click OK. The computer shuts down completely. Turning off more quickly In addition to the method described above, you can turn off the computer by pressing the power button. To use this method, you ...
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    Learning the Basics Using Turn Off or Shut down 97 The Full Power Properties window appears. 5 Click the System Power Mode tab. Sample Full Power Properties window 6 Select Power Off for the option you want. ❖ When I press the power button Set this option to Power Off if you want the computer...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 98
    98 Learning the Basics Using Hibernation ❖ ❖ Click DC only if you want the settings to apply only when you are using battery power. Click All for the settings to apply whether you are using battery power or outlet power. 9 Click OK to close the Full Power Properties window. 10 Click OK to ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 99
    Learning the Basics Using Hibernation 99 Sample TOSHIBA Power Saver Properties window 4 5 6 In the Running on batteries area, click the Details button. Click the System Power Mode tab. Select Hibernation for the options you want. ❖ When I press the power button Set this option to Hibernation ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 100
    ... battery power or outlet power. 9 Click OK to close the Full Power Properties window. 10 Click the Hibernate tab, then click the Enable hibernate support check box. 11 Click OK to close the TOSHIBA Power Saver Properties window, then close the Control Panel. Going into Hibernation mode If you ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 101
    Learning the Basics Using Hibernation 101 The Turn off computer window appears. Sample Turn off computer window with shift key held down to show Hibernate option 2 Hold down the shift key and click Hibernate ("Hibernate" only appears when the shift key is pressed). The computer saves the ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 102
    102 Learning the Basics Using Standby Going into Hibernation mode more quickly You can also put the computer into Hibernation mode in three ways: ❖ ❖ ❖ By pressing the hotkey combination Fn+F4. By pressing the power button By closing the display panel. Starting again from Hibernation To ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 103
    Learning the Basics Using Standby 103 2 Click Stand By. The computer saves the state of all open programs and files to memory, turns off the display, and goes into a low-power mode. The on/off light ( ) blinks amber indicating the machine is in Standby mode. If you are connected to a Windows® ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 104
    104 Learning the Basics Using Standby To put the computer into Standby mode when you press the power button or close the display panel, you must preset the mode: 1 2 3 Click Start, Control Panel. The Control Panel window appears Click Performance and Maintenance. Click the TOSHIBA Power Saver ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 105
    Learning the Basics Using Standby 105 Sample Full Power Properties window 6 Select Standby for the options you want. ❖ When I press the power button Set this option to Standby so that the computer will go into Standby mode when you press the power button. ❖ When I close the lid Set this ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 106
    106 Learning the Basics Using Standby The Set the range window appears. Sample Set the range window with DC only option 8 Do one of the following: ❖ ❖ Click DC only for the settings to apply only when you are using battery power. Click All for the settings to apply whether you are using ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 107
    Chapter 3 Mobile Computing This chapter covers all aspects of using your computer while traveling. Toshiba's energy-saver design Your computer enters a low-power standby mode when it is not being used, thereby conserving energy and saving money in the process. It has a number of other features ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 108
    108 Mobile Computing Running the computer on battery power Battery Notice Battery life may vary, depending on applications, power management settings, and features utilized. Recharge time varies depending on usage. The battery may not charge while the computer is consuming full power. After a ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 109
    ...not completely familiar with the power management component of the system should use the preset configuration. For assistance with setup changes, contact Toshiba's Global Support Centre. Using additional batteries If you spend a lot of time traveling and need to work for many hours without an AC ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 110
    110 Mobile Computing Charging batteries Charging batteries The main battery and optional high capacity battery need to be charged before you can use them to power the computer. You can charge the main battery or the high capacity battery using either your computer or an optional battery charger. ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 111
    Mobile Computing Charging batteries 111 TECHNICAL NOTE: When your computer is using all of the power provided by the AC Adaptor to run applications, features, and devices, the recharging of the battery can not occur. Your computer's Power Saver utility can be used to select a power level setting ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 112
    ... the RTC battery cannot be monitored. The computer's RTC battery is a Lithium (Li) battery and should be replaced only by your dealer or by a Toshiba service representative. The battery can explode if not properly replaced, used, handled or disposed of. Dispose of the battery as required by local ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 113
    Mobile Computing Monitoring main battery power ❖ 113 The battery is extremely hot or cold. To ensure that the battery charges to its full capacity, wait until it reaches room temperature. The battery is almost completely discharged. Leave the power connected and the battery should begin ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 114
    114 ❖ Mobile Computing Monitoring main battery power Flashing amber means the main battery charge is low and it is time to recharge the main battery or plug in the AC Adapter. HINT: Be careful not to confuse the main battery light ( ) with the on/off light ( ). When the on/off light flashes ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 115
    Mobile Computing Monitoring main battery power 115 TECHNICAL NOTE: The computer drains the battery faster at low temperatures. Check your remaining charge frequently if you are working in temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The computer calculates the remaining battery charge based on your ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 116
    116 Mobile Computing Monitoring main battery power Setting battery alarms You can set two alarms. Each alarm can be set to alert you when a specified percentage of remaining battery power has been reached. You can set how the warning occurs: sound an alarm, display a message, both, or none. You ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 117
    Mobile Computing Monitoring main battery power 117 Toshiba's power-saving options greatly increase the length of time you can use the computer before having to recharge the main battery. Toshiba has combined these options into several preset power usage modes. Setting a power usage mode 1 2 3 ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 118
    118 Mobile Computing Turning off the display automatically By changing the options that appear in the Power Saver Properties dialog box and clicking OK, you can reconfigure that function. You may choose a power-saving management strategy to best suit your computing needs. If you are running on ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 119
    Mobile Computing Turning off the display automatically 119 4 Click the Screen Saver tab. Sample Display Properties window with Screen Saver tab displayed 5 6 In the section labeled Screen Saver, choose the desired screen saver. In the Wait window, click the up and down buttons to set the number...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 120
    ...the main battery. Removing the battery from the computer 1 2 Save your work. Power off the computer or place it in Hibernation mode according to the instructions in "Using Hibernation" on page 98. Remove all cables connected to the computer. Close the display panel and turn the computer upside ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 121
    Mobile Computing Changing the main battery 121 Pulling the battery out 5 Carefully slide the battery release latch to the left and use the finger slot near the corner of the battery module to gently pull the battery module free. If the battery is leaking or its case is cracked, put on protective ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 122
    122 Mobile Computing Taking care of your battery Inserting the battery Failure to lock the battery cover can result in the battery falling out of the computer case. 4 5 6 Turn the computer right side up. Reconnect any cables you removed. Turn on the computer. Taking care of your battery The ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 123
    Mobile Computing Taking care of your battery ❖ 123 Avoid touching the metal terminals of the battery with another metal object. Short-circuiting the battery can cause it to overheat and may cause damage to the battery or the computer. Do not incinerate a spent battery, as this could cause it to...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 124
    124 Mobile Computing Disposing of used batteries pack is fully discharged. If the battery light LED flashes or there is some other warning to indicate a low battery, go to step 4. 4 Connect the AC adapter to the computer and the power cord to a power outlet. The DC-IN or AC power-light LED should...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 125
    ...with the computer in a carrying case. Toshiba offers a choice of carrying cases for the computer. They all provide plenty of extra space for manuals, power cords/cables, and compact discs. Contact your authorized Toshiba representative for more information. TECHNICAL NOTE: When traveling by air, you...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 126
    Chapter 4 Expansion Options Your computer is designed to work in your office as well as on the road. This chapter explains how to set up several optional external devices so that your notebook can provide all the convenience of a traditional desktop computer. To order additional devices and ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 127
    Expansion Options Optional Slim Port Replicator 127 Optional Slim Port Replicator The optional Slim Port Replicator enhances your mobility because it provides ports that enable you to connect to many expansion devices. The replicator provides more USB ports than the computer, enabling you to use ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 128
    128 Expansion Options Using the optional Slim Port Replicator Front of the optional Slim Port Replicator USB port USB port Use the Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports to connect the optional external USB diskette drive or other USB peripherals. Using the optional Slim Port Replicator The ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 129
    Expansion Options Connecting the optional external USB diskette drive 129 3 Locate the expansion port on the bottom of the computer. Computer connection port Optional Slim Port Replicator and where it attaches to your computer 4 Holding the computer firmly, connect the expansion port on the ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 130
    130 Expansion Options Connecting the optional external USB diskette drive USB connector Eject button Diskette-in-use light Diskette slot Optional external USB diskette drive and connector cable TECHNICAL NOTE: You may attach the optional external USB diskette drive while the computer is on or ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 131
    Expansion Options Using an external keyboard 131 Using an external keyboard If you prefer to use a standard keyboard, you can attach one to a USB port on the computer or on the optional Slim Port Replicator, provided the keyboard is USB-compatible. Connecting a keyboard You can connect a USB ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 132
    ...built-in display only, external monitor only, and simultaneous display. 3 Release the Fn key. HINT: Simultaneous mode works only with external monitors that support 800 x 600 resolution and higher. Connecting a mouse or a printer For information on attaching a mouse or a printer, see "Connecting ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 133
    Expansion Options Using PC Cards 133 Using PC Cards PC Cards are credit-card sized expansion cards that greatly increase the capabilities of your computer. Some PC Cards combine several functions. Multi-function cards allow you to get the most out of your PC Card slot. You may insert one Type I ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 134
    ...it has any special requirements. HINT: The operating system provides the Card and Socket Services software for your PC Card. Even if your PC Card comes with its own version of Card and Socket Services, you should use the files included in the operating system. To install a PC...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 135
    Expansion Options Using PC Cards ❖ ❖ ❖ 135 Never remove a hard disk card or CD-ROM drive card while the system is accessing the card. Never remove a network card while you are connected to the network. Never remove a SCSI card while any of the SCSI devices connected to it are operating. ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 136
    ... Card from the slot 3 Grasp the edges of the PC Card and carefully slide it out of the slot. Using a Secure Digital (SD) card Your computer supports the use of an SD™ media card. Inserting an SD card 1 Turn the card so that the contacts (metal areas) are face down. Secure Digital (SD) card slot...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 137
    Expansion Options Using a Secure Digital (SD) card 137 Removing an SD card 1 2 3 4 Click Start, then My Computer. Right-click the SD drive's icon and select Eject from the pop-up menu. Press the card inward to release it. The card pops out slightly. Lift the left side of the computer, grasp the...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 138
    ..., including: New system file protection A system restore function, allowing you to rollback the system to its previous mode An improved help center, support automation, and automatic Windows® operating system update Wizards to simplify setting up your home network Ability to share one Internet ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 139
    Enhancing Productivity Personalizing your desktop 139 Personalizing your desktop Your desktop is your virtual workspace. This section explains how to customize its features for the way you like to work. You can customize the following aspects of the desktop: Taskbar-which resources to ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 140
    ... 8 To select some other Web site, type the address of the Web site you want or click Browse to locate it. You can configure the Web content interface in several other ways. For further information, see your operating system documentation or access Windows® Help by clicking Start, Help and Support.
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 141
    ... the desktop, My Computer, Windows Explorer, or Internet Explorer. For more information about changing your desktop style, enter desktop in the Help and Support Index. Choosing a style To select desktop and browsing style options: 1 2 Double-click My Computer. The My Computer window appears. Select...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 142
    142 Enhancing Productivity Personalizing your desktop Sample Folder Options dialog box 3 4 Click the preferred options. Click Apply, then OK. Personalizing individual windows Just as you can display a Web page on your desktop, you can also display a Web page in an individual window. If you ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 143
    Enhancing Productivity Personalizing your desktop 143 Customizing window toolbars You can display one or more customizable toolbars at the top of a window. As you browse, the operating system detects the kind of information presented in the window and automatically displays the appropriate ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 144
    144 Enhancing Productivity Personalizing your desktop Toolbar element Address Bar Description Opens Web pages, programs, folders, or documents. By default, the address bar shows your current location, and whether it is a folder or a Web page. You can browse to another location by typing an ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 145
    ...window as a Web page The addition of the name of the folder and instructions for how to use the folder on the left give the window the appearance of... up for communications In order to connect to the Internet, use an online service, or communicate across the telephone lines with another computer, you ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 146
    ... setting for the modem is COM3. The following procedure is intended to support you if you need to either upgrade ... default settings. If you're having trouble connecting through the modem, you may ... modem isn't working properly, click Troubleshooting and follow the instructions. Click OK to close ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 147
    Enhancing Productivity Setting up for communications 147 Using the Ethernet LAN Port If your operating system is Windows® XP Professional, you can connect your computer to a Local Area Network (LAN) at work or from a remote location. When your computer starts, the Windows® operating system ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 148
    148 Enhancing Productivity Setting up for communications Transferring application files There may be instances when you will need to transfer application files from the Recovery CD that comes with your computer. A CD-ROM drive is not a standard feature of the Portégé R100 Series computers, but ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 149
    ...features 149 6 7 Select Connect directly to another computer. Choose the appropriate role for your computer: ❖ ❖ Guest Host 8 Follow the on-screen instructions. Using audio features Your computer is equipped with a built-in monaural speaker. The computer plays sounds through the internal ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 150
    150 Enhancing Productivity Using audio features Recording sounds An external microphone may be used with other software to record monaural audio sounds and save them as digital audio.WAV files on disk. DEFINITION: A .WAV (pronounced "wave") file is one of the formats for storing sound in ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 151
    Enhancing Productivity Using audio features 151 3 Click the Record button and speak normally into the microphone. You can only record 60 seconds at a time. NOTE 4 5 6 When you have finished recording, click the Stop button. To hear what you just recorded, click the Play button. To save the ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 152
    ... options, or change default options. These utilities are described in this chapter: Fn-esse ® Hotkey utility TOSHIBA Mobile Extension Service Configuration TOSHIBA Console TOSHIBA Button Controls Fn-esse The operating system shortcuts and Toshiba's Fn-esse program provide quick ways to ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 153
    Toshiba Utilities Fn-esse 153 With Fn-esse, you can assign an Fn key combination to: ❖ ❖ ❖ Open a Windows® program Open a file in its associated Windows® program Display a customized folder of Windows® programs and/ or files from which to choose Fn-esse also has several keys, known as ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 154
    ... drag-and-drop. Using drag-and-drop To assign a key to a program or document: 1 2 3 4 Start both Fn-esse and Windows® Explorer (or the program supporting drag-and-drop). Resize the Explorer window so that you can see both the Fn-esse keyboard and Explorer at the same time. In the Explorer window, ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 155
    Toshiba Utilities Fn-esse 155 Using the keyboard or pointing device To assign a key to open a program or document: 1 2 Start Fn-esse. Perform one of the following: ❖ ❖ Using the keyboard, press and hold the Fn key, then press the desired assignment key. Using the pointing device, move the ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 156
    156 Toshiba Utilities Hotkey utility do this, refer to your operating system documentation. ❖ ❖ Click OK to associate the folder with the key you just selected. To open a popup list showing the items in that folder, press Fn plus the appropriate key from within any ® Windows program. ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 157
    ... for the optional Slim Port Replicator, use the TOSHIBA Mobile Extension Service Configuration utility. Accessing Mobile Extension Service Configuration You can access the Mobile Extension Service Configuration utility in either of the following ways: ❖ ❖ Press the ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 158
    158 Toshiba Utilities TOSHIBA Console The TOSHIBA Mobile Extension Service Configuration window appears. Sample TOSHIBA Mobile Extension Service Configuration window TOSHIBA Console The TOSHIBA Console provides quick access to computer functions and ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 159
    Toshiba Utilities TOSHIBA Console 159 Sample TOSHIBA Console window The TOSHIBA Console offers three categories of features: ❖ ❖ ❖ Customizing Your Computer Network Security Customizing Your Computer The features available in this category are: Power Management TOSHIBA Button Controls...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 160
    160 Network Toshiba Utilities TOSHIBA Console The feature in this category is the Connectivity Doctor Utility. Security The features available in this category are: ❖ ❖ Supervisor password User password TOSHIBA Button Controls The TOHSIBA Button Controls allow you to enable or disable the ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 161
    Toshiba Utilities TOSHIBA Console 161 Sample TOSHIBA Controls Properties window 2 3 4 5 Check the boxes for the TOSHIBA Console button and/or the Internet button. Click the selected button. Under Select a Program, make the desired selections. Click Apply, then click OK. Power Management The ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 162
    162 Toshiba Utilities TOSHIBA Console Sample TOSHIBA Power Saver Properties window The Power Save Modes tab shows the power usage modes for both AC power ("Plugged in") and battery power (Running on batteries"). You can either use one of the preset modes or create and use your own ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 163
    Toshiba Utilities TOSHIBA Console 163 Running on batteries section This section lists the preset modes along with the estimated battery life for each mode. The preset modes are: Long Life Normal High Power DVD Playback Presentation Super Long Life Although you can change the properties for ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 164
    164 Toshiba Utilities TOSHIBA Console The Name field displays the name assigned to the mode in the Power Saver Properties window. You can change the name here if you wish. Toshiba Hardware Setup Toshiba Hardware Setup is the Toshiba configuration management tool. To access it: In the TOSHIBA ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 165
    ... Console ❖ 165 Boot Priority - Allows you to change the sequence in which your computer searches the drives for the operating system. You can also manually choose the Boot Priority by pressing the power button, then quickly pressing the F12 key, or the right or left arrow keys. Select the boot...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 166
    ... drive shipped with your computer may not support the master password feature. When you attempt to... computer may alert you that this feature is not supported by your drive. If this happens and ...want to establish a master password for your hard disk, contact your network administrator for instructions....
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 167
    Toshiba Utilities Hard disk drive passwords 167 Setting a hard disk drive user only password in System Setup If you choose to set a hard disk drive user password, we strongly recommend that you set a hard disk drive master password as well. If you set a hard disk drive user password and later ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 168
    168 Toshiba Utilities Hard disk drive passwords If the two passwords match, System Setup displays: Registered. If the two passwords do not match, an error message appears. Repeat steps 6 and 7 to enter the password again. 8 9 Press End to save the change. When System Setup prompts you to confirm ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 169
    Toshiba Utilities Hard disk drive passwords 169 7 If you want to delete the user password, leave the space blank and press Enter twice. System Setup displays: Not Registered. Press End to save the change. When System Setup prompts you to confirm your change, Press Y. 8 9 Setting a hard disk ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 170
    170 6 Toshiba Utilities Hard disk drive passwords Press the spacebar, then type a password of 1 to 16 characters and press Enter. You may use any combination of letters and numbers in your password. When System Setup prompts you to verify the password, type it again and press Enter. If the two ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 171
    Toshiba Utilities Hard disk drive passwords 171 7 When System Setup prompts you to verify the password, type it again and press Enter. If the two passwords match, System Setup displays: Registered. Note that you can only change (not delete) the user password if a master password is registered. ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 172
    172 7 8 Toshiba Utilities Hard disk drive passwords System Setup displays: Not Registered. The user password will also display as Not Registered. Press End to save the change. When System Setup prompts you to confirm your change, Press Y.
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 173
    Chapter 7 If Something Goes Wrong Some problems you may encounter when using your ... aims to help you solve many problems by yourself. It covers the problems you are most likely ... You will find information on Toshiba's support services at the end of this chapter. Problems that are easy to fix Your ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 174
    174 1 2 3 If Something Goes Wrong Problems that are easy to fix To close a program that has stopped responding: Press Ctrl, Alt, and Del simultaneously (once). Click Task Manager (only when on a domain). The Windows Task Manager window appears. Click the Applications tab. If a program has stopped ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 175
    If Something Goes Wrong Problems when you turn on the computer 175 Your program ... manufacturer needs to help you solve your problem. 2 3 4 5 6 Press Ctrl and c simultaneously to copy the ... file and refer to it when you contact the software manufacturer. Problems when you turn on the computer These ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 176
    176 If Something Goes Wrong Problems when you turn on the computer The computer starts ...conflict. When this happens, turning the power on returns you to the problem instead of restarting the system. To clear the condition,.... If you have a hard disk problem, you will not be able to start the computer...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 177
    ... right. Unless a hardware device has failed, problems usually occur when you change the system .... If you experience any of these problems, use the options in the Startup menu to fix ...s configuration or verify the startup procedure to fix the problem. To do this, use the options in the Startup menu....
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 178
    ... known good configuration (your most recent settings that worked) Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows® domain controllers only) Debugging Mode Boot ... the Startup menu may display different versions of Safe mode. Internet problems My Internet connection is very slow. Many factors contribute to ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 179
    ... on which you need help and follow the on-screen instructions. Click a problem you would like help with from the ... telling you there is a device driver conflict or a general hardware problem, try using Windows® Help and Support to troubleshoot the problem first. For help on hardware conflicts: 1 2 ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 180
    ... a hardware conflict Click the Fixing a hardware problem. Choose from specific topics and follow the steps. If there is still a problem, the operating system should display a message that explains ... of its attached devices isn't working, resolving the problem can be time-consuming and frustrating...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 181
    ... Resolving conflicts There are three things you can do to resolve hardware conflicts: ❖ ❖ Disable the device. For an older device, remove it from the computer. Disable another system component and use its resources for the new device, see "Fixing a problem with Device Manager" on page 182.
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 182
    ... conflict Reconfigure the device so that its requirements do not conflict. Refer to the device's documentation for instructions about changing settings on the device. Fixing a problem with Device Manager Device Manager provides a way to check and ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 183
    ...and other power-using functions. The Drivers tab, which displays the drivers being used by the device. ❖ A Troubleshooting button is also present. 6 Click troubleshooting. A Help and Support window for that device appears. For more information about Device ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 184
    ...If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Memory module problems Incorrectly connected or faulty memory modules may cause errors ... turns off the computer automatically. 3 4 Remove the memory module, following the instructions in "Removing a memory module" on page 60. Reinstall the ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 185
    ... real-time clock (RTC) battery). Power problems are interrelated. For example, a faulty AC adapter ... nor recharge the batteries. Here are some typical problems and how to solve them: The AC power ...Inserting a charged battery" on page 121 for detailed instructions. The battery may be too hot or too ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 186
    ...Maximizing battery life" on page 123. Keyboard problems If, when you type, strange things happen or nothing happens, the problem may be related to the keyboard itself. The keyboard produces unexpected... off the numeric keypad light. If the problem occurs when both the keypad overlays are off...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 187
    ... keyboard may be defective or incompatible with your computer. Display problems Here are some typical display problems and their solutions: The screen is blank. Display Auto Off may have gone ... simultaneously (once). If this does not correct the problem, press Fn and F5 simultaneously again...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 188
    ... information, see Windows Help. A message tells you that there is a problem with your display settings and that the adapter type is incorrect ... with your hardware. Reduce the size of the color palette to one that is supported by the computer's internal display. To change the display properties: 1 ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 189
    ... 800 x 600 or higher. Devices that do not support this resolution will only work in External monitor only ... access the disk or as sector errors. Sometimes a disk problem may cause one or more files to... have garbage in them. Typical disk problems are: You are having trouble accessing a disk, or one or...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 190
    190 If Something Goes Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict Error-checking Run Error-checking, which analyzes the directories, files and File Allocation Table (FAT) on the disk and repairs any damage it finds: To run Error-checking: 1 2 Click Start, then click My Computer. Right-click the drive you...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 191
    ...programs run correctly but others do not. This is probably a configuration problem. If a program does not run properly, refer to... diskette, the first diskette (not the drive) is probably causing the problem. Run Error-checking on the faulty diskette (for instructions, see "Disk drive problems" on...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 192
    ... and setup of new cards. If you're having trouble getting one or more of these devices to work together, several ... Card. Some card manufacturers use special software called enablers to support their cards. Enablers result in nonstandard configurations that can cause problems when installing the PC ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 193
    ... the card in that machine. If the card malfunctions again, it may be defective. Resolving PC Card problems Here are some common problems and their solutions: The slot appears to be dead. PC Cards that used to work no longer work. Check the PC Card ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 194
    ...until the computer shuts off. Check with the PC Card manufacturer for configuration instructions. Hot swapping (removing one PC Card and inserting another... to an external device, check that the connection is secure. Refer to the card's documentation, which should contain a troubleshooting section.
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    ... Wrong Resolving a hardware conflict 195 Printer problems This section lists some of the most common printer ... Run the printer's self-test to check for any problem with the printer itself. Make sure you ... Notepad. If a Notepad file prints correctly, the problem may be in your original file. If you...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 196
    196 If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits Modem problems This section lists common modem problems: The modem will not ...(bits per second) or higher. Refer to the program's documentation and the modem manual for information on how to change these settings. The modem is on, set up ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 197
    ... work together. Get familiar with all the user's guides provided with your computer, as well as the manuals that come with the programs and devices you ...If you have followed the recommendations in this chapter and are still having problems, you may need additional technical assistance. This section...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 198
    ... running a program, consult the program's documentation for troubleshooting suggestions. Contact the software company's technical support group for their assistance. Consult the ... number. The computer and any optional devices related to the problem. The Recovery media that came with your system.
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 199
    ... sites ❖ ❖ ❖ 199 Name and version of the program involved in the problem along with its installation media. Information about what you were doing when the problem occurred. Exact error messages and when they occurred. For technical support, call the Toshiba Global...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 200
    200 If Something Goes Wrong Toshiba's worldwide offices Toshiba's worldwide offices Australia Toshiba (Australia) Pty. Limited 84-92 Talavera Road North Ryde NSW 2113 Sydney Australia France Toshiba Systèmes (France) S.A. 7, Rue Ampère; B. P. 131 92800 Puteaux Cédex France Italy Centro ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 201
    If Something Goes Wrong Toshiba's worldwide offices 201 Spain Toshiba Information Systems (España) S.A. Parque Empresarial San Fernando Edificio Europa, 1a Planta Escalera A 28831 (Madrid) San Fernando de Henares Spain United States Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. 9740 Irvine ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 202
    Appendix A Hot Keys Hot keys are keys that, when pressed in combination with the Fn key, turn system functions on and off. Hot keys have a legend on the key indicating the option or feature the key controls. Volume Mute Fn + This hot key enables/disables volume mute on your computer. When volume...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 203
    Hot Keys Password security 203 Password security Fn + This hot key blanks the display. Without a password The Fn + F1 key combination turns off the display and activates instant security. Using the pointing device or any key will make the display's content reappear, if no password is set for ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 204
    ...before activating the password feature. To set up a password with a screen saver, go to Windows XP help for instructions: 1 2 3 4 Click Start, Help and Support. In the Search field, type password screen saver. Press Enter. Click the Protect your files with a...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 205
    Hot Keys Power usage mode 205 Power usage mode Fn + This hot key displays the power usage pop-up window and cycles through the battery save modes. Sample power usage modes The properties of each mode are set in the Toshiba Power Management utility. For more information, see “Power Managementମ.
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 206
    206 Fn + Hot Keys Standby mode Standby mode This hot key puts the computer into Standby mode. ❖ A message box is displayed by default to confirm that the computer is going into Standby mode. You can choose not to display this message box. Sample Standby confirmation box ❖ For more ...
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    Hot Keys Hibernation mode 207 Hibernation mode Fn + This hot key puts the computer into Hibernation mode. ❖ If Hibernation mode is enabled (the default) a message box is displayed by default to confirm the computer is going into Hibernation mode. You can choose not to display this message box...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 208
    208 Fn + Hot Keys Display modes Display modes This hot key cycles through the power-on display options. The display modes are: ❖ ❖ ❖ Built-in display panel only Built-in display panel and external monitor simultaneously External monitor only Sample display options window In order to use a...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 209
    Hot Keys Disabling or enabling the TouchPad 209 Disabling or enabling the TouchPad Fn + This hot key enables/disables the TouchPad. To use the TouchPad, see "Disabling or enabling the TouchPad" on page 67. Sample disable and enable TouchPad windows Keyboard hot keys Fn + This hot key ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 210
    Appendix B Power Cord/Cable Connectors Your computer features a universal power supply you can use worldwide. This appendix shows the shapes of the typical AC power cord/cable connectors for various parts of the world. USA and Canada United Kingdom UL approved CSA approved BS approved ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 211
    ... network devices. These utilities include the following: ❖ Connectivity Doctor - The Connectivity Doctor utility is used to help fix networking problems with your notebook computer. For more information, see "Connectivity Doctor" on page 214. Device Settings - The Device Settings utility ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 212
    212 ❖ Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer Getting Started Quick Connect - The Quick Connect utility is used to configure a wireless LAN connection (ad hoc connection) between a personal computer and a Toshiba Wireless Projector. The Toshiba Wireless Projector utility must be ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 213
    Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer Getting Started ❖ 213 Create LOG - Creates and displays a log file containing diagnostic information about devices connected to the network. About - Displays version information about ConfigFree. Help - Displays the online help file. ❖ ❖...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 214
    ...-up devices are not tested by the Connectivity Doctor. If a problem, or potential problem, is detected, an exclamation point displays in the Connectivity Doctor.... You can then view a possible cause and solution for the problem by clicking on the exclamation point. For example, if the connection to a...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 215
    Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities 215 The Connectivity Doctor The Connectivity Doctor screen automatically refreshes. However, you can also use the Refresh button to refresh the screen. Device Settings The Device Settings screen displays a list of all wired, ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 216
    216 Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities Viewing the device settings ❖ Network Connections - Displays the Network Connection window, which contains detailed information about the network connection. Enable/Disable - You can easily enable or disable any of the...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 217
    Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities 217 Profile Settings The Profile Settings utility displays a list of all the registered profiles in ConfigFree. You can also add, modify, and delete profiles; switch the profile being used; and view specific details about each ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 218
    218 ❖ Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer ConfigFree Utilities Add, Modify, and Delete a Profile To add a new profile to ConfigFree, click the Add button in the Profile Settings screen. To overwrite an existing profile, select the profile to be overwritten, and then click Add. To ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 219
    Using ConfigFree™ with your Toshiba Computer Using Auto Switch 219 If the wireless mode for the wireless setting is set for 5 GHz (802.11a), Quick Connect will change this mode to 2.4 GHz (802.11b), and then connect to the projector. The wireless LAN configuration will return to the default ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 220
    ... switches to a different profile if your notebook computer is connected to a wireless LAN network and a network failure occurs. ConfigFree detects the Service Set Identifier (SSID) of the wireless network that you are connected to. If the SSID matches the Wireless Network SSID specified in Auto ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 221
    Glossary TECHNICAL NOTE: Some features defined in this glossary may not be available on your computer. Acronyms The following acronyms may appear in this user's guide. AC BIOS bps CD CD-ROM CD-RW CMOS COM1 COM2 CPU DC alternating current basic input/output system bits per second compact disc ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 222
    ... fast infrared gigabyte hard disk drive Hypertext Markup Language Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers input/output interrupt request Internet service provider kilobyte local area network liquid crystal display line printer port 1 (parallel port) large-scale integration megabyte Musical...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 223
    ... thin film transistor universal serial bus uniform resource locator wide area network World Wide Web Terms The following terms may appear in this user's guide. A active-matrix display - A liquid crystal display (LCD) made from an array of liquid crystal cells using active-matrix technology. ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 224
    ... changes per second (not necessarily the same as bits per second). See also bits per second. BIOS (basic input/output system) - Basic instructions, stored in readonly memory (ROM), containing the information the computer needs in order to check hardware and load the operating system when you start...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 225
    Glossary 225 bus - An electrical circuit that connects the central processing unit (CPU) with other parts of the computer, such as the video adapter, disk drives, and ports. It is the pathway through which data flows from one device to another. See also bus speed, frontside bus. bus speed - ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 226
    ... (CPU). CPU cache - A section of very fast memory residing between the CPU and the computer's main memory that temporarily stores data and instructions the CPU will need to execute commands and programs. See also cache, L1 cache, L2 cache. cursor - A symbol that indicates the current position ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 227
    Glossary 227 disable - To turn a computer option off. See also enable. disc - A round, flat piece of metal, designed to be read from and written to by optical (laser) technology, and used in the production of optical discs, such as CDs and DVDs. Compare disk. disk - A round, flat piece of ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 228
    228 Glossary DVD - An individual digital versatile (or video) disc. See also DVDROM. DVD-ROM (digital versatile [or video] disc read-only memory) - A very high-capacity storage medium that uses laser optics for reading data. Each DVD-ROM can hold as much data as several CD-ROMs. Compare CD-...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 229
    Glossary 229 format - (verb) To prepare a blank disk for use with the computer's operating system. Formatting creates a structure on the disk so that the operating system can write information to the disk or read information from it. frontside bus - The primary pathway (bus) between the CPU...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 230
    ...interlaced. internal device - See device. Internet - The decentralized, world-wide network of computers that provides electronic mail, the World Wide Web, and other services. See also World Wide Web. K L keyboard shortcut - A key or combination of keys that you use to perform a task instead ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 231
    Glossary 231 local area network - See LAN. logical drive - A section of a disk that is recognized by the operating system as a separate disk drive. A system's logical drives may differ from its physical drives. For example, a single hard disk drive may be partitioned into two or more ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 232
    232 Glossary non-interlaced - A method of refreshing a computer screen, in which each pixel of every line is refreshed as the electron beam scans across and down the screen. Compare interlaced. non-system disk - A disk for storing programs and data that cannot be used to start the computer. ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 233
    ... plug in a cable for connection to a network or a peripheral device. processor - See central processing unit (CPU). program - A set of instructions that can be executed by a computer. The general classes of programs (also called software) are operating system, application, and utility. See also ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 234
    ... in ROM remains whether or not the computer is receiving power. This type of memory is used to store your computer's BIOS, which is essential instructions the computer reads when you start it up. See also BIOS, memory. Compare RAM. S select - To highlight or otherwise specify text, data, or ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 235
    Glossary 235 U universal serial bus (USB) - USB is a serial bus that supports a data transfer rate of up to 480 Mbps (480 million bits ...computer program designed to perform a narrowly focused operation or solve a specific problem. Utilities are often related to computer system management. W V ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 236
    Index Numerics 101-key keyboard 75 A AC adapter 50 AC power connecting adapter 51 power light 55 accessories PORT-Noteworthy computer lock cable 70 adding memory 56 audio .WAV digital wave files 150 features 149 playing 89 charging main 110 charging RTC 111 conserving power 116 disposal 124 ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 237
    ... 183 disabling a device 182, 183 digital audio .WAV files 150 Disk Defragmenter 190 disk drive corrupted/damaged data files 190 missing files/trouble accessing a disk 189 running slow 190 diskette care 86 copying documents to 85 copying files 85 inserting and removing 82 protecting stored data 86 ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 238
    ... ergonomics 42, 43, 45 error messages device driver conflict 179 general hardware problem 179 non-system disk or disk error 176, 191 problem with display settings/ current settings not working with hardware 188 program has performed an illegal operation ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 239
    ... Master password 166 memory installing additional 56 problem solving 184 removing expansion slot cover 58... Secure Digital 136 microphone using 150 Microsoft Support Online Web site 179 modem connecting 63...to telephone line 64 determining COM port 146 problem solving 196 J jacks headphone 149 speaker ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 240
    ... modem default 146 not recognized 194 problem solving 192, 193 removing 135 slot...light 51 preset usage modes 117 problem solving 185 turning on the power 54 ...control button 66 printer connecting 61 problem solving 195 setting up 62 printing a file 81 problem solving AC power 185 accessing disk drives ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 241
    ... keyboard not responding 176 keyboard produces unexpected characters 186 missing files/trouble accessing a disk 189 modem not receiving or transmitting 196 no ...not look right/flickers 188 Startup options 177 system resources 180 trouble prevention 196 URL address not found 179 warning resume failure ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 242
    ...Shut down command 93 simultaneous screens 132 Slim Port Replicator 127 sound problem solving 191 sound system connecting external speakers 149 speakers connecting external...command 94, 103 Standby mode 94 hot key 206 Startup menu problem solving 177 stored data protection 2 System Setup 176 toolbars ...
  • Toshiba Portege R100 | User Manual - Page 243
    ...TOSHIBA Mobile Extension 157 volume control 149 W Web sites Support Online 179 Wi-Fi wireless networking 147 Windows Media Player 89 Windows XP Help 179 Help and Support 179 problem solving 177 special features 138 wireless interoperability 7 wireless networking 147 wizards Add...



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