GMAD00370012 11/14 If you need assistance: Technical support is available online at Toshiba’s Web site at support.toshiba.com . At this Web site, you will find answers for many commonly asked technical questions plus many downloadable software drivers, BIOS updates, and other downloads. For more information, see “If Something Goes Wrong” on page 122 in this guide. Tecra ® Z40/Z50 - A Series User’s Guide..
2 California Prop 65 Warning This product contains chemicals, including lead, known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling . For the state of California only. Model: Tecra ® Z40/Z50 - A Series Recordable and/or ReWritable Drive(s) and Associated Software Warranty The computer system you purchased may include Recordable and/ or ReWritable optical disc drive(s) and associated software, among the most advanced data storage technologies available. As with any new technology, you must read and follow all set-up and usag..
3 Protection of Stored Data For your important data, please make periodic back-up copies of all the data stored on the hard disk or other storage devices as a precaution against possible failures, alteration, or loss of the data. IF YOUR DATA IS ALTERED OR LOST DUE TO ANY TROUBLE, FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION OF THE HARD DISK DRIVE OR OTHER STORAGE DEVICES AND THE DATA CANNOT BE RECOVERED, TOSHIBA SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS OF DATA, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGE RESULTING THEREFROM. WHEN COPYING OR TRANSFERRING YOUR DATA, PLEASE BE SURE TO CONFIRM WHETHER THE DATA HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY COPI..
4 FCC Notice “Declaration of Conformity Information” This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference 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 particular installat..
5 Bluetooth ® Wireless Technology Interoperability Bluetooth ® modules are designed to be interoperable with any product with Bluetooth wireless technology that is based on Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) radio technology, and is compliant to: ❖ Bluetooth Specification as defined and approved by The Bluetooth Special Interest Group. ❖ Logo certification with Bluetooth wireless technology as defined by The Bluetooth Special Interest Group. Bluetooth modules enable wireless networks over two or more (up to a total of seven) TOSHIBA portable devices. Please contact TOSHIBA compu..
6 Bluetooth ® Wireless Technology and Your Health The products with Bluetooth ® wireless technology, like other radio devices, emit radio frequency electromagnetic energy. The level of energy emitted by devices with Bluetooth wireless technology however is much less than the electromagnetic energy emitted by wireless devices such as mobile phones. Because products with Bluetooth wireless technology operate within the guidelines found in radio frequency safety standards and recommendations, TOSHIBA believes Bluetooth wireless technology is safe for use by consumers. These standards and rec..
7 Wireless Interoperability Wireless LAN products are designed to be interoperable with any wireless LAN product that is based on Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) radio technology, and is compliant to: ❖ The IEEE 802.11 Standard on Wireless LANs (Revision A/B/G), as defined and approved by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. ❖ The Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi ® ) certification as defined by the Wi-Fi Alliance. The “Wi-Fi CERTIFIED” logo is a certification mark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. Bluetooth ® and Wireless LAN devices operate within the same radio frequency r..
8 Wireless LAN and Your Health Wireless LAN products, like other radio devices, emit radio frequency electromagnetic energy. The level of energy emitted by Wireless LAN devices however is far much less than the electromagnetic energy emitted by wireless devices like for example mobile phones. Because Wireless LAN products operate within the guidelines found in radio frequency safety standards and recommendations, TOSHIBA believes Wireless LAN is safe for use by consumers. These standards and recommendations reflect the consensus of the scientific community and result from deliberations of p..
9 Canada – Industry Canada (IC) This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conformé à la norme NMB-003 du Canada. This device complies with RSS 210 of Industry Canada. The installer of this radio equipment must ensure that the antenna is located or pointed such that it does not emit RF field in excess of Health Canada limits for the general population; consult Safety Code 6, obtainable from Health Canada’s Web site www.hc-sc.gc.ca/rpb. The RF device shall not be co-located with any other transmitter that has not been test..
10 Les dispositifs fonctionnant dans la bande 5150-5250 MHz sont réservés uniquement pour une utilisation à l’intérieur afin de réduire les risques de brouillage préjudiciable aux systèmes de satellites mobiles utilisant les mêmes canaux. Veuillez noter que les utilisateurs de radars de haute puissance sont désignés utilisateurs principaux (c.-à-d., qu’ils ont la priorité) pour les bandes 5250-5350 MHz et 5650-5850 MHz et que ces radars pourraient causer du brouillage et/ou des dommages aux dispositifs LAN-EL. The above caution applies to products that operate with an 802.11..
11 The European Union WEEE (Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive Information The European Union WEEE (Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment) Directive is intended to protect the quality of the environment and human health through the responsible use of natural resources and the adoption of waste management strategies that focus on recycling and reuse. This Directive requires producers of electrical and electronic products put on the market in European Union (EU) member countries after August 2005 to mark such products with a crossed-out wheeled bin with a black..
12 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 outside buildings across public grounds over more than 300m. For registration and license please contact IBPT/BIPT. Voor privé-gebruik buiten gebouw over publieke groud over afstand kleiner dan 300m geen registratie bij BIPT/IBPT nodig; voor gebruik over afstand groter dan 300m is wel registratie bij B..
13 Europe - Restrictions for Use of 5 GHz Frequencies in European Community Countries O: allowed x: forbidden ❖ To remain in conformance with European spectrum usage laws for Wireless LAN operation, the above 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz channel limitations apply. The user should use the wireless LAN utility to check the current channel of operation. If operation is occurring outside of the allowable frequencies as listed above, the user must cease operating the Wireless LAN at that location and consult the local technical support staff responsible for the wireless network. ❖ The 5 GHz Turbo mode ..
14 The Access 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. Taiwan The legal communications mentioned in the above item refer to radio communications operated in accordance with telecommunication laws and regulations. Low power radio frequency electric machinery shall resist against interference from legal communications or from industrial, scientific and..
15 2. Indication The indication shown below appears on this equipment. 1 2.4: This equipment uses a frequency of 2.4 GHz. 2 DS: This equipment uses DS-SS modulation. OF: This equipment uses OFDM modulation. 3 The interference range of this equipment is less than 40m. 4 This equipment uses a frequency bandwidth from 2,400 MHz to 2,483.5 MHz. It is possible to avoid the band of mobile object identification systems. The indication shown below appears on this equipment. 1 2.4: This equipment uses a frequency of 2.4 GHz. 2 FH: This equipment uses FH-SS modulation. 3 The interference range of thi..
16 Device Authorization This device obtains the Technical Regulation Conformity Certification and the Technical Conditions Compliance Approval, and it belongs to the device class of radio equipment of low-power data communication system radio station stipulated in the Radio Law and the Telecommunications Business Law of Japan. Copyright This guide is copyrighted by Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. with all rights reserved. Under the copyright laws, this guide cannot be reproduced in any form without the prior written permission of Toshiba. No patent liability is assumed, however, w..
17 Trademarks Tecra and eco Utility are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc. and/or Toshiba Corporation. Adobe and Photoshop are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Toshiba is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners. U.S. patents apply to this product. See http://patents.dts.com. Manufactured under license from DTS Licens..
18 Computer Recycling Information As part of a commitment to people and the future, Toshiba promotes the efficient use of resources by working to achieve our zero-waste- to-landfill goal at all our production sites. In addition to our existing waste reduction and recycling policies, Toshiba is strongly committed to reducing electronic waste. In order to ensure efficient use of resources and appropriate treatment of hazardous substances, in accordance with recycling regulations in each state, country, and territory, Toshiba wants to make it easy for customers to recycle products at the end o..
19 Contents Introduction ............................................................. 25 This guide ............................................................ 27 Safety icons ......................................................... 28 Other icons used ............................................ 28 Your computer’s features and specifications ........................................... 29 Documentation .................................................... 29 Service options .................................................... 29 Chapter 1: Getting Started .................................
20 Contents Check list ....................................................... 35 Precautions .................................................... 36 Important information on your computer’s cooling fan ................................................ 38 Setting up your computer .................................... 38 Connecting to a power source ............................ 39 Charging the main battery ................................... 41 Using the computer for the first time ................... 42 Initial setup ..................................................... 42 Setting up your s..
21 Contents Customizing your computer’s settings ................ 66 Caring for your computer ..................................... 66 Cleaning the computer ................................... 66 Moving the computer ..................................... 67 Chapter 2: Learning the Basics .............................. 68 Computing tips .................................................... 68 Using the keyboard .............................................. 69 Function keys ................................................. 70 Special Windows ® keys ................................ 71 Overla..
22 Contents Taking care of your battery .................................. 87 Safety precautions ......................................... 87 Maintaining your battery ................................ 88 Disposing of your computer ................................ 88 Traveling tips ........................................................ 88 Chapter 4: Exploring Your Computer’s Features .... 90 Exploring the Start screen ................................... 90 Charms ........................................................... 91 Tiles ............................................................
23 Contents Recovery Media Creator .................................... 116 Service Station ................................................... 116 TOSHIBA Application Installer ........................... 117 Fingerprint Authentication Utility ........................ 118 Fingerprint utility limitations ......................... 118 Using the Fingerprint Authentication Utility ...................................................... 118 Fingerprint Logon ......................................... 119 Care and maintenance of your fingerprint reader ...............................................
24 Contents Appendix A: TOSHIBA Function Keys ................. 147 Functions ........................................................... 147 Lock (Instant security) .................................. 148 Power plan ................................................... 148 Sleep mode .................................................. 148 Hibernation mode ........................................ 148 Output (Display switch) ............................... 149 Display brightness ....................................... 150 Disabling or enabling wireless devices ........ 150 Disabling or enabling ..
25 Introduction Welcome to the world of powerful, portable, multimedia computing. With your Toshiba computer, your work and entertainment can accompany you wherever you go. Your computer is ENERGY STAR ® qualified. Toshiba is a partner in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR ® Program and has designed this computer to meet the latest ENERGY STAR ® guidelines for energy efficiency. Your computer ships with the power management options preset to a configuration that will provide the most stable operating environment and optimum system performance for both AC power and ..
26 Introduction When considering additions to your home office, purchase products that have earned the ENERGY STAR ® for all your equipment needs, which can save you money, save energy, and help protect the climate. Visit http://www.energystar.gov or http://www.energystar.gov/powermanagement for more information regarding the ENERGY STAR ® Program. This computer is compatible with European Union Directive 2002/95/EC, Restriction of the use of certain Hazardous Substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS), which restricts use of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, PBB,..
27 Introduction This guide The product specifications and configuration information are designed for a product Series. Your particular model may not have all the features and specifications listed or illustrated. For more detailed information about the features and specifications on your particular model, please visit Toshiba’s Web site at support.toshiba.com . While Toshiba has made every effort at the time of publication to ensure the accuracy of the information provided herein, product specifications, configurations, prices, system/component/options availability are all subject to chan..
28 Introduction Safety icons Safety icons This manual contains safety instructions that must be observed to avoid potential hazards that could result in personal injuries, damage to your equipment, or loss of data. These safety cautions have been classified according to the seriousness of the risk, and icons highlight these instructions as follows: Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury. Indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury. Indicates a potentially hazardo..
29 Introduction Documentation Your computer’s features and specifications Certain computer chassis are designed to accommodate all possible configurations for an entire product Series. Your select model may not have all the features and specifications corresponding to all of the icons or switches shown on the computer chassis, unless you have selected all those features. This information applies to all the features and icons described in this guide. Below are examples of some of the many possible icons used on your computer: (Sample Illustration) System icons Documentation Your computer c..
30 Chapter 1 Getting Started This chapter provides tips for using your computer effectively, summarizes how to connect components, and explains what to do the first time you use your computer. Please read the safety instruction information on the Quick Start document (that shipped with your computer) carefully and make sure you fully understand the instructions before you attempt to use your computer in order to avoid potential hazards that could cause bodily injury, property damage, or damage the computer. Selecting a place to work Your computer is portable and designed to be used in a var..
31 Getting Started Selecting a place to work ❖ Equipment that generates a strong electromagnetic field, such as stereo speakers (other than speakers that are connected to the computer) or speakerphones. ❖ Rapid changes in temperature or humidity and sources of temperature change such as air conditioner vents or heaters. ❖ Extreme heat, cold, or humidity. ❖ Liquids and corrosive chemicals. Keeping yourself comfortable This section provides information for setting up your work environment and tips for working comfortably throughout the day. Computer user comfort recommendations Good W..
32 Getting Started Selecting a place to work ❖ When typing, keep your wrists straight and try not to rest your wrists on the notebook. Support your arms on your forearm area. The forearms can be supported by the chair arm supports or the desk surface. ❖ The notebook display should be tilted so that the image on the screen is clear. ❖ Avoid glare: position the notebook so that light sources (lamps or windows) do not shine or reflect directly into your eyes. Place the notebook display away from bright light sources or reduce the light intensity from windows by using blinds. Glare on the..
33 Getting Started Selecting a place to work ❖ When using a notebook for long hours, it may be more comfortable to dock the notebook and use an external keyboard, mouse and monitor. ❖ The keyboard and mouse (or trackball) should be close to your elbow level. ❖ The mouse should be next to the keyboard to avoid a reach. If you have to reach, the arm should be supported in the forearm area by the desk surface or the chair arm supports. ❖ Alternative keyboards, such as the split curved keyboard, may improve shoulder and arm comfort. ❖ Select a mouse that is comfortable for you to use...
34 Getting Started Selecting a place to work Taking breaks and varying tasks ❖ Change the way you work so that you are not stuck in the same posture for long periods of time. Some people find it comfortable to occasionally stand while using the notebook. To do this properly, the notebook needs to be on an elevated surface. Make sure you follow the Good Working Posture points mentioned above while working. ❖ Take short, strategically spaced rest breaks to avoid eye strain and body fatigue. For example, stand up and walk around or stretch for a few minutes every hour. ❖ Taking regular b..
35 Getting Started Selecting a place to work Seeking additional help Follow the advice from your employer’s company health and safety staff. Contact them if you need assistance making adjustment to your workstation or adjusting the lighting. Again, if you experience persistent or recurrent pain, ache, numbness, burning, or stiffness you should promptly see a qualified health care provider. These sensations may be caused by serious medical conditions that can be treated. For more specific recommendations on the safety and comfort of your computer environment, customers in the United States..
36 Getting Started Selecting a place to work Precautions Your computer is designed to provide optimum safety and ease of use, and to withstand the rigors of travel. You should observe certain precautions to further reduce the risk of personal injury or damage to the computer. ❖ Avoid prolonged physical contact with the underside or surface of the computer. Never allow any liquids to spill into any part of your computer, and never expose the computer to rain, water, seawater or moisture. Exposure to liquid or moisture can cause electric shock or fire, resulting in damage or serious injury...
37 Getting Started Selecting a place to work Consider using a hard computer insulating pad or similarly suitable hard insulating material when using a computer on your lap. Never place a heavy object on the computer and be careful not to drop a heavy object onto the computer. It could damage the computer or cause system failure. ❖ Never turn off the computer if a drive light indicates a drive is active. Turning off the computer while it is reading from or writing to a disk/disc or flash media may damage the disk/disc or flash media, the drive, or both. ❖ Keep the computer and disks away..
38 Getting Started Setting up your computer Important information on your computer’s cooling fan Your computer may have a CPU cooling fan that cools the CPU by drawing outside air into the computer. Always make sure your computer and AC adaptor have adequate ventilation and are protected from overheating when the power is turned on or when an AC adaptor is connected to a power outlet (even if your computer is in Sleep mode). In this condition, observe the following: ❖ Never cover your computer or AC adaptor with any object. ❖ Never place your computer or AC adaptor near a heat source,..
39 Getting Started Connecting to a power source Please handle your computer carefully to avoid scratching or damaging the surface. Connecting to a power source Your computer requires power to operate. Use the power cord/cable and AC adaptor to connect the computer to a live electrical outlet, or to charge the computer’s battery. Never pull on a power cord/cable to remove a plug from a socket. Always grasp the plug directly. Failure to follow this instruction may damage the cord/cable, and/or result in a fire or electric shock, possibly resulting in serious injury. Always confirm that the ..
40 Getting Started Connecting to a power source (Sample Illustration) Power cord/cable and AC adaptor To connect AC power to the computer: 1 Connect the power cord/cable to the AC adaptor. (Sample Illustration) Connecting the power cord/cable to the AC adaptor Handling the cord on this product will expose you to lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling . 2 Plug the AC adaptor cord into the DC-IN on the side of the computer. (Sample Illustration) Connecting the AC adaptor cord to the computer To locate your..
41 Getting Started Charging the main battery 3 Connect the power cord/cable to a live electrical outlet. The AC power light on the indicator panel glows white. Never attempt to connect or disconnect a power plug with wet hands. Failure to follow this instruction could result in an electric shock, possibly resulting in serious injury. The computer’s main battery light gives you an indication of the main battery’s current charge: ❖ Glows amber while the main battery is being charged (AC adaptor connected) ❖ Glows white when the main battery is fully charged ❖ Is unlit when the batte..
42 Getting Started Using the computer for the first time Using the computer for the first time The computer is now ready for you to turn it on and begin using it, see “Exploring Your Computer’s Features” on page 90 . When opening or closing the display panel, place one hand on the palm rest to hold the computer in place and use the other hand to slowly open or close the display panel. To avoid damaging the display panel, do not force it beyond the point where it moves easily and never lift the computer by the display panel. Do not press or push on the display panel and be careful to r..
43 Getting Started Registering your computer with Toshiba Setting up your software When you turn on the computer for the first time, do not turn off the power again until the operating system has loaded completely. The names of windows displayed, 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 guides you through steps to set up your software. Follow the on- screen instructions. Registering your computer with Toshiba Product registration is strongly recommended, and allows Toshiba to send you period..
44 Getting Started To Shut down your computer To Shut down your computer 1 From the Start or Desktop screen, move your pointer to the upper-right corner of the screen or swipe in from the right edge. 2 When the Windows ® charms appear, click or touch the Settings ( ) charm. Pressing the power button before shutting down the Windows ® operating system could cause you to lose your work. Make sure the system indicator panel’s storage drive light and the drive in-use light are off. If you turn off the power while a disk/disc is being accessed, you may lose data or damage the disk/disc and/o..
45 Getting Started To Restart your computer To Restart your computer 1 From the Start or Desktop screen, move your pointer to the upper-right corner of the screen or swipe in from the right edge. 2 When the Windows ® charms appear, click or touch the Settings ( ) charm. 3 In the lower right of the screen click or touch the Power ( ) icon. (Sample Image) Restart 4 Highlight Restart , and then click or touch the Restart option. The computer closes all open applications, and restarts the operating system. To place your computer in Sleep mode 1 From the Start or Desktop screen, move your point..
46 Getting Started Adding optional external devices 3 In the lower right of the screen click or touch the Power ( ) icon. (Sample Image) Sleep 4 Highlight Sleep , and then click or touch the Sleep option. Sleep mode saves the current state of the computer to memory so that, when you restart the computer, you can continue working from where you left off. Adding optional external devices Before adding external devices, Toshiba recommends setting up your software. See “Setting up your software” on page 43 . After starting your computer for the first time you may want to: ❖ Add more memor..
47 Getting Started Recovering the Internal Storage Drive Recovering the Internal Storage Drive To purchase an optional external writable optical disc drive, visit the Toshiba Web site at accessories.toshiba.com . Your computer includes recovery utilities to allow you to recover your internal storage drive if necessary. The following internal storage drive recovery options are available: A recovery image of your computer is stored on the internal storage drive, and the image can be restored by running the recovery utilities directly from your internal storage drive as described in the sectio..
48 Getting Started Recovering the Internal Storage Drive ❖ During the recovery process your computer must be connected to an external power source via the AC adaptor. ❖ When you restore your system, only the operating system files and drivers originally shipped with the computer are restored. Any files that you created are not restored during this process. Be sure to separately save the files you have created to external media using Windows ® or another backup program. For more information, see “Backing up your work” on page 76 . Creating recovery media It is strongly recommended t..
49 Getting Started Recovering the Internal Storage Drive To create recovery media: 1 From the Start screen begin typing Recovery Media Creator and click or touch your selection. If you are in the Desktop, move your pointer to the upper-right corner of the screen or swipe in from the right edge. When the Windows ® charms appear click or touch the Search ( ) charm and, in the Search field, type Recovery Media Creator . In the list that appears, click or touch your selection. The TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator dialog box displays. (Sample Image) TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator dialog box An op..
50 Getting Started Recovering the Internal Storage Drive ❖ If you are copying files to a USB flash drive, connect a USB flash drive of the required minimum capacity (as specified in the TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator utility) to your computer. All information stored on your DVDs or USB flash drive(s) will be erased during the process of creating the recovery media. Be sure to save the information stored on your external media to another storage device before executing this procedure, or use blank media. 5 Click or touch the Create button in the TOSHIBA Recovery Media Creator utility dialo..
51 Getting Started Recovering the Internal Storage Drive When you restore your system, only the operating system files and drivers originally shipped with the computer are restored. Any files that you created are not restored during this process. Be sure to separately save the files you have created to external media using Windows ® or another backup program. For more information, see “Backing up your work” on page 76 . To recover your internal storage drive from recovery media: 1 Make sure your computer is turned off. 2 Do one of the following: ❖ If your recovery files are on DVDs, ..
52 Getting Started Recovering the Internal Storage Drive Refresh your PC (with user’s data) Using “Refresh your PC” recovers your Windows ® installation to an earlier state while attempting to keep your data and apps you installed from the Windows ® Store. Your PC settings and any Desktop Applications installed from media or websites will be deleted. Toshiba does not guarantee that your data will not be deleted during the Refresh process. Please make a back up of your data to external media before executing this process. For more information, see “Backing up your work” on page 7..
53 Getting Started Recovering the Internal Storage Drive 3 Click or touch Change PC Settings . The PC settings window appears. (Sample Image) PC settings screen 4 Click or touch Update and recovery . 5 Click or touch Recovery . 6 Select Refresh your PC without affecting your files , and click or touch Get Started . The “Refresh your PC” screen appears. (Sample Image) Refresh your PC screen Toshiba does not guarantee successful data back up. Be sure to save your work to external media before executing the recovery (see “Backing up your work” on page 76 )...
54 Getting Started Recovering the Internal Storage Drive 7 Click or touch the Next button to begin. The “Ready to refresh your PC” screen appears. (Sample Image) Ready to refresh your PC screen You will be prompted to refresh your system. 8 Click or touch the Refresh button. 9 Your system will restart. The “Refreshing your PC” window appears. When the process is complete your system will reboot your Windows ® operating system. Reset your PC The recovery process deletes information stored on the internal storage drive. Be sure to save your work to external media before executing the..
55 Getting Started Recovering the Internal Storage Drive 3 Click or touch Change PC Settings . The PC settings window appears. (Sample Image) PC settings screen 4 Click or touch Update and recovery . 5 Click or touch Recovery . 6 Select Remove everything and reinstall Windows , and click or touch Get Started . The “Reset your PC” screen appears. (Sample Image) Reset your PC screen..
56 Getting Started Recovering the Internal Storage Drive 7 Click or touch the Next button. The “Do you want to fully clean your drive?” screen appears. (Sample Image) Do you want to fully clean your drive? screen 8 Select one of the following options: ❖ Just remove my files ❖ Fully clean the drive The “Ready to reset your PC” screen appears. (Sample Image) Ready to reset your PC screen 9 Click or touch the Reset button. The “Resetting your PC” window appears. When the process is complete your system will reboot your Windows ® operating system...
57 Getting Started Recovering the Internal Storage Drive Selecting the “Fully clean the drive” option may take several hours. Installing drivers and applications The TOSHIBA Application Installer allows you to reinstall the drivers and applications that were originally bundled with your computer. You must have an Internet connection to reinstall applications. To reinstall drivers and applications: 1 From the Start screen begin typing TOSHIBA Application Installer and click or touch your selection. If you are in the Desktop, move your pointer to the upper-right corner of the screen or sw..
58 Getting Started Using the TOSHIBA Dual Pointing Device Using the TOSHIBA Dual Pointing Device (Sample Illustration) TOSHIBA Dual Pointing Device buttons AccuPoint ® II pointing device —Moves the cursor and selects items on the screen. To move the cursor, gently push the pointing device in the direction you want the cursor to move. Pushing harder on the pointing device moves the cursor faster. AccuPoint ® II Primary button —Performs the same function as the left button on a mouse. When a step instructs you to click or choose an item, move the cursor to the item, then press and relea..
59 Getting Started Using the touch pad Using the touch pad Some of the touch pad operations described in this section are only supported in certain applications, and only on certain models. You can use the touch pad (the small, touch-sensitive area in front of the keyboard) and the adjacent control buttons to: ❖ Move the pointer on the screen ❖ Select an item on the screen ❖ Open or activate an item on the screen ❖ Scroll through a document or information ❖ Zoom in for a close-up view ❖ Zoom out to see more information at once (Sample Illustration) The touch pad and associated c..
60 Getting Started Using the touch pad To: Do the following: Example: Move the on- screen pointer Slide your finger across the touch pad in the direction you want to move the pointer. To move the pointer a longer distance, slide your finger several times across the touch pad in the preferred direction. (Sample Illustration) Pointer moves to the right Select an item 1 Move the pointer to the item you want to select. 2 Do one of the following: ❖ Tap the touch pad once OR ❖ Press and release the primary (left-hand) control button (Sample Illustration) Tap once to select Open or activate an..
61 Getting Started Using the touch pad Scroll vertically Slide two fingers along the right edge of the touch pad in the direction you want to scroll. Repeat to scroll a longer distance. (Sample Illustration) Vertical scrolling active area Scroll horizontally Slide two fingers along the bottom edge of the touch pad in the direction you want to scroll. Repeat to scroll a longer distance. (Sample Illustration) Horizontal scrolling active area Zoom in/out To zoom in: ❖ Place two fingers close together on the touch pad and then slide them apart. To zoom out: ❖ Place two fingers slightly apar..
62 Getting Started Using the touch pad Adjusting touch pad settings While you are typing, the on-screen pointer may seem to move or jump around “by itself” to random locations on the screen. The on-screen pointer may also seem to automatically select text, click buttons, and activate other user interface elements. For help with these problems, try one or more of the following: ❖ Try adjusting your typing technique to avoid accidental contact with the touch pad. You may be inadvertently brushing the touch pad with the heel of your hand as you type. Also, accidental light touches or tap..
63 Getting Started Using external display devices 2 Connect the device’s video or USB cable to the port on the computer and to the device. 3 Connect the device’s power cable to a live electrical outlet (if applicable). 4 Turn on the external device (if applicable). Your computer may automatically detect the external device. Using external display devices Your computer comes with a built-in display, however you can also connect the following types of external display devices to the video ports described below: To locate your HDMI™ port* and RGB (monitor) port* please refer to your Quic..
64 Getting Started Using external display devices manual that came with the television or display device for more information. Your computer should automatically detect the external display device. Connecting an external monitor or projector You can easily attach an external monitor or projector to your computer if you need a larger screen. To do this: 1 Read the directions that came with the monitor to see if you first need to install new software. 2 Connect the monitor’s video cable to the RGB (monitor) port on the side of the computer. 3 Connect the device’s power cable to a live ele..
65 Getting Started Using external display devices This cycles through the settings in the following order (the last two options are available if an external monitor is connected): ❖ PC screen only ❖ Duplicate ❖ Extend ❖ Second screen only (Sample Image) Display options window The ( ) + P keys navigate through the options without activating a selection. Press ENTER to activate a selection. You may also use the Fn + F5 key, and then press ENTER to activate a selection. Adjusting the quality of the external display To obtain the best picture quality from your television (or other video..
66 Getting Started Customizing your computer’s settings Customizing your computer’s settings There are several ways in which you can customize your computer to suit your particular requirements. You can go into your computer settings to make adjustments to your computer to suit your needs. From the Start or Desktop screen, move your pointer to the upper-right corner of the screen or swipe in from the right edge. When the Windows ® charms appear, click or touch the Settings ( ) charm, and then click or touch Change PC Settings . Then choose a category you wish to change. Refer to your o..
67 Getting Started Caring for your computer Moving the computer Before moving your computer, even across the room, make sure all drive activity has ended (the internal storage drive indicator light stops glowing) and all external peripheral cables are disconnected. Do not pick up the computer by its display panel or by the back. Doing so could damage the system...
68 Chapter 2 Learning the Basics This chapter gives some computing tips and provides important information about basic features. Computing tips ❖ Save your work frequently. Your work stays in the computer’s temporary memory until you save it to the internal storage drive. If the network you are using goes down and you must restart your computer to reconnect, or your battery runs out of charge while you are working, you will lose all work since you last saved. See “Saving your work” on page 75 for further information. HINT: Some programs have an automatic save feature that can be act..
69 Learning the Basics Using the keyboard ❖ Back up your files to external media on a regular basis. Label the backup copies clearly and store them in a safe place. It is easy to put off backing up because it takes time. However, if your internal storage drive suddenly fails, you will lose all the data on it unless you have a separate backup copy. For more information, see “Data and system configuration backup in the Windows ® operating system” on page 139 . ❖ Use Error-checking and Disk Defragmenter regularly to check and optimize disk space and improve performance. ❖ Scan all n..
70 Learning the Basics Using the keyboard (Sample Illustration) 10-key keyboard To capture a print screen of the entire screen, press the Fn + PRTSC key. (This only applies to models with a 10-key keypad.) To capture only the active window displayed, press Fn + ALT while simultaneously pressing the PRTSC key. (Sample Illustration) PRTSC key on the 10-key keyboard Function keys The function keys (not to be confused with the Fn key) are the 12 keys at the top of the keyboard. (Sample Illustration) Function keys F1 through F12 are called function keys because they execute programmed functions ..
71 Learning the Basics Using the keyboard Special Windows ® keys (Sample Illustration) Special Windows ® keys Your computer’s keyboard has one key and one button that have special functions in Windows ® : ❖ Windows ® key —Toggles between the Desktop screen and the last app opened on the Start screen. For more information refer to Help & Support, or see “Exploring the Start screen” on page 90 ❖ Application key —Has a similar function as the secondary mouse button Overlay keys The keys with gray numbers and symbols on the front of them form the numeric and cursor overlay..
72 Learning the Basics Backlit keyboard Using the overlay to type numeric data The keys with the numbers on their right front are the numeric overlay keys. To turn the numeric overlay on, press Fn and F11 simultaneously. The numeric overlay light glows when the numeric overlay is on. To disable the numeric overlay, hold down the Fn key and press F11 again. The numeric overlay light goes out. Using the overlay for cursor control The keys with the gray arrows and symbols on their left front are the cursor control overlay keys. To turn the cursor control overlay on, press Fn and F10 simultaneo..
73 Learning the Basics Touch screen Touch screen navigation Use your finger to manipulate the on-screen icons, buttons, menu items, and other items on the touch screen. You can also change the screen’s orientation. The screen is made of glass so avoid contact with sharp, rough, or abrasive objects or substances as screen may break or scratch if not handled properly. If you see a crack in the glass, discontinue use of the device to avoid injury. Touch —Touch to activate items displayed on the screen, such as app and setting icons or on-screen buttons. Touch to type using the keyboard. To..
74 Learning the Basics Mouse properties Mouse properties Mouse properties allow you to change your pointing device or mouse settings. To access Mouse properties: 1 Move your pointer to the upper-right corner of the screen or swipe in from the right edge. When the Windows ® charms appear click or touch the Search ( ) charm, click or touch Settings and, in the Search field, type Mouse . In the list that appears, click or touch your selection. The Mouse screen appears. 2 Adjust the settings as desired, and then click or touch OK . Starting an app To Start an app on the Start screen, move your..
75 Learning the Basics Saving your work Below is an example using the Search field to start an app: 1 Move your pointer to the upper-right corner of the screen or swipe in from the right edge. When the Windows ® charms appear click or touch the Search ( ) charm. (Sample Image) Searching for apps 2 Start typing the app’s name in the Search field. As you type, all matching files and apps are displayed. 3 Click or touch the app you wish to open. Saving your work Before you turn off the computer using the Shut down command, save your work on the internal storage drive, external media, flash ..
76 Learning the Basics Backing up your work Backing up your work Back up all the files you create in case something happens to your computer. You can back up your files to different types of media such as CDs, DVDs, external storage media, or to a network, if available. To back up several files at one time, use the Microsoft ® Windows ® file recovery program preinstalled on the computer’s internal storage drive. Also see “Backing up your data or your entire computer with the Windows ® operating system” on page 141 . HINT: Backing up all the files on your internal storage drive may ..
77 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 suspension mode when it is not being used, thereby conserving energy and saving money in the process. It has a number of other features that enhance its energy efficiency. Many of these energy-saving features have been preset by Toshiba. We recommend you leave these features active, allowing your computer to operate at its maximum energy efficiency, so that you can use it for longer periods while traveling. Running the compute..
78 Mobile Computing Running the computer on battery power Battery Notice Battery life rating is for comparison purposes only, and does not indicate the battery life that will be obtained by any individual user. Actual battery life may vary considerably from specifications depending on product model, configuration, applications, power management settings and features utilized, as well as the natural performance variations produced by the design of individual components. The battery life rating is only achieved on the select models and configurations tested by Toshiba under the specific test ..
79 Mobile Computing Charging batteries The RTC battery powers the RTC memory that stores your system configuration settings and the current time and date information. It maintains this information for up to a month while the computer is turned off. TECHNICAL NOTE: Depending on your system, the RTC battery may only charge while the computer is turned on. Power management Your computer ships with the power management options preset to a configuration that will provide the most stable operating environment and optimum system performance for both AC power and battery modes. Changes to these set..
80 Mobile Computing Charging batteries TECHNICAL NOTE: The recharging of the battery may not occur when your computer is using all of the power provided by the AC adaptor to run applications, features, and devices. Your computer's Power Options utility can be used to select a power level setting that reduces the power required for system operation and will allow the battery to recharge. The battery may not start charging immediately under the following conditions: ❖ The battery is extremely hot or cold. To ensure that the battery charges to its full capacity, wait until it reaches room te..
81 Mobile Computing Monitoring battery power Depending on your system, the RTC battery may only charge while the computer is turned on. To recharge the RTC battery, plug the computer into a live electrical outlet and leave the computer powered on for 24 hours. It is seldom necessary to charge the RTC battery because it charges while the computer is on. If the RTC battery is low, the real-time clock and calendar may display the incorrect time and date or stop working. When Hibernation mode is enabled and the RTC battery is completely discharged, a warning prompts you to reset the real-time c..
82 Mobile Computing Monitoring battery power HINT: Be careful not to confuse the battery light ( )/power light ( ), and the power button light. When the power light or power button light flashes amber, it indicates that the system is suspended (using the Windows ® operating system Sleep command). (Sample Illustration) Power and battery light locations Determining remaining battery power Wait a few moments after turning on the computer before trying to monitor the remaining battery power. The computer needs this time to check the battery’s remaining capacity and perform its calculations. ..
83 Mobile Computing Monitoring battery power 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 current rate of power use and other factors such as the age of the battery. What to do when the main battery runs low When the main battery runs low you can: ❖ Plug the computer into an external power source and recharge the main battery ❖ Save your work and turn off the computer If you do not manage ..
84 Mobile Computing Monitoring battery power 5 Double-click or touch Battery to display the battery options. (Sample Image) Advanced settings tab of Power Options screen 6 Configure the alarm settings to suit your needs. Conserving battery power How long a fully charged battery pack lasts when you are using the computer depends on a number of factors, such as: ❖ How the computer is configured ❖ How much you use the internal storage drive or other optional devices ❖ Where you are working, since operating time decreases at low temperatures There are various ways in which you can conserv..
85 Mobile Computing Monitoring battery power These power-saving options control the way in which the computer is configured. By using them, you can increase the length of time you can use the computer before you need to recharge the battery. Microsoft ® has combined these options into preset Power Plans. Using one of these power plans lets you choose between maximum power savings and peak system performance. You may also set individual power-saving options to suit your own needs. The following sections describe how to choose a Power Plan and discuss each power-saving option. Power Plans Yo..
86 Mobile Computing Using the eco power plan To edit a plan or to edit advanced settings, continue to the following steps. 5 Click or touch Change plan settings to choose the plan you want to edit. This screen allows you to change basic settings. 6 Click or touch Change advanced power settings to access settings for battery notification levels, internal storage drive power save time, etc. You can click or touch the plus signs to expand each item and to see what settings are available for each item. 7 Click or touch OK to save the plan changes you have performed. Depending on your model, the..
87 Mobile Computing Changing the main battery Changing the main battery The computer’s battery is not accessible by the user. When your main battery has run out of power, plug in the AC adaptor. If you find that a new battery is needed, contact the location you purchased the computer at for more information on replacing the battery. Toshiba will not be responsible for any product damage, data loss, service or part replacement made necessary by improper installation of a new battery. If the computer is leaking or its case is cracked, put on protective gloves to handle it. Taking care of yo..
88 Mobile Computing Disposing of your computer Maintaining your battery Fully discharging your battery pack will allow better accuracy of the battery meter. To fully discharge your battery pack, periodically, disconnect the computer from a power source and operate it on battery power until the battery pack fully discharges. Disposing of your computer Never attempt to dispose of a computer by burning or by throwing it into a fire, and never allow exposure to a heating apparatus (e.g., microwave oven). Heat can cause a computer to explode and/or release caustic liquid, both which may possibly..
89 Mobile Computing Traveling tips TECHNICAL NOTE: When traveling by air, you may be required to pass your computer through airport security equipment. The X-ray equipment will not harm your computer. Before using your computer aboard an aircraft, make sure the Wireless antenna is OFF (Airplane mode is ON) if your computer has wireless LAN capability. To enable or disable wireless communication, use the Fn + F8 key. For more information see “TOSHIBA Function Keys” on page 147 . NOTE NOTE..
90 Chapter 4 Exploring Your Computer’s Features In this chapter, you will explore some of the special features of your computer. Exploring the Start screen The Start screen is the launching pad for everything you can do in the Windows ® operating system, providing new and easy ways to access everything from your favorite apps and Web sites to your contacts and other important information. When you move your pointer to the upper-right corner of the screen or swipe in from the right edge, a list of Windows ® charms will slide out from the right. These Windows ® charms perform various com..
91 Exploring Your Computer’s Features Exploring the Start screen For detailed information on the new functionality, refer to the Windows ® Help and Support. (Sample Image) Windows ® Start screen Charms Use the Windows ® charms to start apps, find documents, set up system components, and perform most other computing tasks. By moving your pointer to the upper-right corner of the screen or swiping in from the right edge your screen, you will find a list of charms: Search , Share , Start , Devices and Settings . Search —This charm allows you to search for most anything you need to locate..
92 Exploring Your Computer’s Features Exploring the desktop Tiles Tiles can be accessed and launched from the Start screen. Typical Start screen tiles are the Desktop tile and Mail tile, as well as tiles representing all other applications downloaded to your system. Exploring the desktop You can use its features to start applications, find documents, set up system components, and perform most other computing tasks. HINT: The illustrated examples in this guide may appear slightly different from the screens displayed by your system. The differences are not significant and do not indicate an..
93 Exploring Your Computer’s Features Exploring the desktop Icons An icon represents a folder, file, or program that can be quickly activated by double-clicking or touching the icon. You can create a new desktop icon for any folder, file, or program by dragging the element’s icon from its location in a window to the desktop area. You may see various icons displayed on your system desktop, for example: Recycle Bin—Holds files you have deleted. You may be able to retrieve these files until you empty the Recycle Bin. ❖ TECHNICAL NOTE: If you delete a large number of files or very large..
94 Exploring Your Computer’s Features Windows ® Store Notification area The notification area displays icons of tasks or programs that run continuously in the background and displays notifications. To learn more about each task, position the pointer over the icon for a few moments and a short description of the task appears. Typical tasks in the notification area are Current time, Power usage mode, network connectivity status, and speaker volume. To activate a specific task, click or touch the appropriate notification area icon. Notifications There are many types of notifications you can..
95 Exploring Your Computer’s Features Setting up for communications Setting up for communications To connect to the Internet or to communicate across telephone lines with another computer, you need: ❖ A browser or communications program ❖ An Internet Service Provider (ISP) or online service if you plan to use the Internet ❖ A way to connect to the ISP (for example Wi-Fi ® /LAN/broadband connection, etc.) Connect to the Internet Wireless connectivity and some features may require you to purchase additional software, external hardware or services. Availability of public wireless LAN ..
96 Exploring Your Computer’s Features Exploring audio features Connecting your computer to a network You can connect your computer to a network to increase its capabilities and functionality. Accessing a network For specific information about connecting to the network, consult your network administrator. Many hotels, airports, and offices offer Wi-Fi ® access. Exploring audio features You can use your computer to record sounds using the computer’s internal microphones (available on certain models) or an optional external microphone. You can listen to sound files or audio CDs using the ..
97 Exploring Your Computer’s Features Exploring audio features 5 When you have finished recording, click or touch the Stop Recording button. The Save As dialog box appears. 6 To save the file, type a file name, and then click or touch Save . Using external speakers or headphones Your computer is equipped with a full stereo sound system with internal speakers. Instead of using the internal speakers, you can connect headphones or a pair of external stereo speakers. Before putting on headphones to listen, turn the volume down. Do not set the volume too high when using headphones. Continuous ..
98 Exploring Your Computer’s Features Using the Web Camera Using the Web Camera Your computer may come with a built-in Web Camera. With this Web Camera you can do the following: ❖ Take pictures and record videos with your computer ❖ Chat with others and have them see you while using instant messaging (IM) programs ❖ Have video conference calls To email, instant message or video conference, you must be connected to the Internet. Depending on your computer model, the process of sending email, taking pictures or recording video messages may vary. To access the Web Camera, on the Start ..
99 Exploring Your Computer’s Features Using the Memory card reader Using the Memory card reader The Memory card reader supports the use of Secure Digital™ (SD™, SDHC™, SDXC™), microSD™, miniSD™, MultiMediaCard ® (MMC ® ), and may support other media. These media can be used with a variety of digital products: digital music players, cellular phones, PDAs, digital cameras, digital video camcorders, etc. To use a microSD™ Card or miniSD™ Card, an SD™ adapter is required. The Memory card reader may also support other types of media. Do not use the Copy Disk function for th..
100 Exploring Your Computer’s Features Using the Memory card reader When inserting memory media, do not touch the metal contacts. You could expose the storage area to static electricity, which can destroy data. Always remove memory media when not in use. Removing memory media 1 If you are not currently on the Desktop, choose the Desktop tile on the Start screen, otherwise skip to step 2 . 2 Prepare the card for removal by clicking on or touching the Show hidden icons button ( ), if necessary, in the notification area and then selecting the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon. 3 Hi..
101 Exploring Your Computer’s Features Using the expansion port Do not remove memory media while data is being written or read. Even when the Windows ® message “copying...” disappears, writing to the media might still be in progress and your data could be destroyed. Wait for the indicator light to go out. Using the expansion port (Available on certain models.) (Sample Illustration) Expansion port on underside of computer To locate your expansion port please refer to your Quick Start document. The expansion port, located on the bottom of your computer, is used to attach expansion devi..
102 Chapter 5 Utilities Your computer includes several utilities designed to help you to reconfigure your system to best meet your individual needs. Together, these allow you to ascertain certain system details, set additional options, or change default options. These utilities are described in this chapter. The utilities described in this chapter, and the icons shown in the sample images are applicable only if the related utility is available on your system. ❖ eco Utility ® ❖ Supervisor password ❖ User password ❖ System Settings ❖ Sleep Utilities ❖ Function Key ❖ Recovery Me..
103 Utilities eco Utility ® eco Utility ® The eco Utility ® monitors your power savings from using the eco power plan by tracking real-time power consumption and accumulated savings over time. To access the eco Utility ® : 1 From the Start screen begin typing eco Utility . 2 Click or touch eco Utility . The eco Utility ® window appears. (Sample Image) eco Utility ® window 3 To activate the eco power plan, select eco Mode on the left side. 4 Click or touch the eco Mode button. 5 Click or touch Close . For more information on the eco power plan and utility, click or touch the Help butto..
104 Utilities Password Utility Password Utility Setting a password lets you walk away from your computer while providing additional protection for your files. When you set a password, you must enter the password before you can work on your computer again. TOSHIBA supports different types of passwords on your computer: ❖ A supervisor password—Prohibits unauthorized users from accessing certain functions such as System Settings. This is useful if more than one person uses the computer. ❖ A user password—Prevents unauthorized users from starting the computer. When setting up passwords,..
105 Utilities Password Utility To set a supervisor password: 1 To access Supervisor Password from the Start screen begin typing Password Utility . 2 Click or touch Password Utility . (Sample Image) Supervisor Password tab 3 Click or touch Supervisor Password . 4 Click or touch Set . 5 Enter your password, and then enter it again to verify. 6 Click or touch Set . Under User Policy, this option may or may not ask for password verification. 7 Click or touch OK to save your password as a text file. Password Utility will suggest “memo.txt” for the text file name. If you have saved a password..
106 Utilities Password Utility Deleting a supervisor password To delete a supervisor password: 1 To access Supervisor Password from the Start screen begin typing Password Utility . 2 Click or touch Password Utility . A pop-up screen appears asking for a password. 3 Enter your password, and then click or touch Verify . 4 Click or touch Supervisor Password . 5 Click or touch Delete . An authority verification pop-up screen appears. 6 Click or touch Delete . 7 Enter the password, and then click or touch Verify . Password Utility will suggest “memo.txt” for the text file name. If you have s..
107 Utilities Password Utility 2 Click or touch Password Utility . 3 Click or touch User Password . (Sample Image) User Password tab 4 Click or touch Set . 5 Enter your password, and then enter it again to verify. 6 Click or touch Set . 7 Click or touch OK to save your password as a text file. Password Utility will suggest “memo.txt” for the text file name. If you have saved a password previously, using the same name may overwrite your password text file with the new password. By using a different name, you can prevent overwriting your previously stored passwords. 8 Click or touch Save ..
108 Utilities Password Utility Deleting a user password To cancel the power-on password function: 1 To access User Password from the Start screen begin typing Password Utility . 2 Click or touch Password Utility . A pop-up screen appears asking for a password. 3 Enter your password, and then click or touch Verify . 4 Click or touch Delete . An authority verification pop-up screen appears. 5 Click or touch Delete . 6 Enter the password, and then click or touch Verify . 7 Click or touch OK to exit...
109 Utilities System Settings System Settings System Settings is the TOSHIBA configuration management tool available through the Windows ® operating system. To access it: 1 To access System Settings from the Start screen begin typing System Settings . 2 Click or touch System Settings . The System Settings screen appears. (Sample Image) System Settings screen – General tab options The System Settings screen may have the following tabs: ❖ General —Allows you to view the current BIOS version or change certain settings back to their default values ❖ Sleep Utilities —Allows you to ena..
110 Utilities System Settings ❖ Boot Options —Allows you to change the sequence in which your computer searches the drives for the operating system ❖ Boot Priority —Allows you to configure boot priority settings. ❖ Boot Speed —Reduces the time needed for the BIOS to initialize, using either the Fast or Normal settings. ❖ Panel open/Power on —Allows you to turn on the computer when opening the display panel while the computer is turned off. ❖ Power On By AC —Allows you to turn on the computer by plugging in the AC adaptor. ❖ Keyboard —Allows you to access the wake-on ..
111 Utilities Sleep Utilities Sleep Utilities This utility displays whether the “USB Sleep and Charge function” is enabled or disabled and shows the position of the USB port that supports the “USB Sleep and Charge function.” 1 To access Sleep Utilities from the Start screen begin typing System Settings . 2 Click or touch System Settings . 3 Click or touch Sleep Utilities . USB Sleep and Charge Your computer can supply USB bus power (DC 5V) to the USB port even when the computer is in Sleep mode, Hibernation mode or shutdown state (powered off). This function can only be used for the..
112 Utilities Sleep Utilities ❖ When “USB Sleep and Charge function” is set to Enabled, USB bus power (DC 5V) will be supplied to the compatible port even when the power of the computer is turned OFF. USB bus power (DC 5V) is similarly supplied to the external devices which are connected to the compatible ports. However, some external devices cannot be charged solely by supplying USB bus power (DC 5V). As for the specifications of the external devices, please contact the device manufacturer or check the specifications of the external devices thoroughly before use. ❖ If USB Sleep and..
113 Utilities Sleep Utilities Metal paper clips or hair pins/clips will generate heat if they come into contact with USB ports. Do not allow USB ports to come into contact with metal products, for example when carrying the computer in your bag. Enabling/Disabling USB Sleep and Charge This utility can be used to enable or disable the USB Sleep and Charge function. To enable this function, select Enable . To disable this function, toggle the Enable button to the Disabled position. You can also control whether charging takes place when the computer is running on battery power. To do so, select..
114 Utilities Sleep Utilities (Sample Image) Sleep and Charge screen With certain external devices, the USB Sleep and Charge function may not work no matter which charging mode you select. In those cases, disable USB Sleep and Charge in the utility and turn the computer on to charge the device, or use a different charging device. NOTE..
115 Utilities Function Key Function Key The Function option is disabled by default. TOSHIBA Function Key enables you to activate functions by pressing specific keys either singly or in combination with Fn. Some functions show the toast notification at the edge of the screen. These settings turn notifications ON/OFF. 1 To access Function Key from the Start screen begin typing Function Key . 2 Click or touch Function Key . The Function Key screen appears. (Sample Image) Function Key 3 Slide the ON/OFF switch to enable/disable the each notification. 4 Click or touch Close . NOTE..
116 Utilities Recovery Media Creator Recovery Media Creator The Recovery Media Creator utility enables you to create recovery media that can be used to return your system to its out-of-box state, if necessary. For detailed information on using the utility to create recovery media, see “Creating recovery media” on page 48 . Service Station The Service Station helps you keep your new computer running at its best by notifying you when updated software, firmware, documentation or other information is available for your computer. The Service Station will alert you when updates are available,..
117 Utilities TOSHIBA Application Installer TOSHIBA Application Installer You must have an Internet connection to reinstall applications. The TOSHIBA Application Installer allows you to reinstall the drivers and applications that were originally bundled with your computer. To reinstall drivers and applications: 1 To access TOSHIBA Application Installer from the Start screen begin typing Application Installer . 2 Click or touch TOSHIBA Application Installer . The TOSHIBA Application Installer window appears. (Sample Image) TOSHIBA Application Installer selection screen 3 Click or touch the i..
118 Utilities Fingerprint Authentication Utility Fingerprint Authentication Utility (Available on certain models.) The fingerprint authentication utility can be used to replace the keyboard-based user password authentication system when booting up. The fingerprint authentication utility can also be used for user logon. The user’s fingerprint is read; if the system recognizes the fingerprint, the user is automatically logged on. Fingerprint utility limitations TOSHIBA does not guarantee that the fingerprint utility technology will be completely secure or error-free. TOSHIBA does not guaran..
119 Utilities Fingerprint Authentication Utility Fingerprint Logon The fingerprint utility enables logon to your computer using fingerprints. During user enrollment, fingerprint samples are saved and associated with the user’s Windows ® user account. When the user attempts to log on again, the user’s fingerprint is read and compared with the user’s enrolled fingerprints; if the fingerprint is recognized, user logon is completed. The Fast User Switching feature of the Windows ® operating system is also supported. If user A is logged on and the fingerprint utility verifies the fingerp..
120 Utilities Fingerprint Authentication Utility ❖ Clean the reader with a lint-free cloth. Do not use detergent to clean the reader. ❖ Avoid the following finger conditions for enrollment or recognition as they may result in fingerprint enrollment errors or a drop in the fingerprint recognition success rate. ❖ Soaked or swollen finger (e.g., after taking bath) ❖ Injured finger ❖ Wet finger ❖ Soiled or oily finger ❖ Extremely dry skin condition on finger Observe the following to improve the fingerprint recognition success rate. ❖ Enroll two or more fingers. ❖ Enroll additi..
121 Utilities Fingerprint Authentication Utility Fingerprint reader limitations ❖ The fingerprint reader compares and analyzes the unique characteristics in a fingerprint. However, there may be instances where certain users are unable to register their fingerprints due to insufficient unique characteristics in their fingerprints. ❖ A warning message will be displayed when recognition is abnormal or recognition is not successful within a fixed duration. ❖ The recognition success rate may differ from user to user. ❖ TOSHIBA does not guarantee that this fingerprint recognition technolo..
122 Chapter 6 If Something Goes Wrong Some problems you may encounter when using your computer are relatively easy to identify and solve. Others may require help from your network administrator or the manufacturer of the software program. This chapter aims to help you solve many problems by yourself. It covers the problems you are most likely to encounter. If all else fails, contact Toshiba. You will find information on Toshiba’s support services at the end of this chapter. Problems that are easy to fix Your program or application stops responding. The operating system allows for the use ..
123 If Something Goes Wrong Problems when you turn on the computer If you are working in a program that suddenly freezes, chances are the program has stopped responding. You can exit the program without shutting down the operating system or closing other programs. To close a program that has stopped responding: 1 Press Ctrl , Alt , and Del simultaneously (once), and then click or touch Task Manager . The Task Manager window appears. 2 Select the program or application you want to close, and then click or touch End Task in the lower right corner. Closing the failed program should allow you t..
124 If Something Goes Wrong Problems when you turn on the computer The computer displays the WARNING RESUME FAILURE/ Windows Error Recovery – Windows did not shut down successfully message. To continue, select Start Windows normally . This can happen if the computer was put into Sleep mode and the battery has discharged. If you performed a shutdown before this message was displayed, a program or driver may have prevented Windows ® from shutting down. Data stored in the computer’s memory has been lost. Data stored in the computer’s internal storage drive may not be affected. Always sa..
125 If Something Goes Wrong The Windows ® operating system is not working The battery light is blinking when the computer is on. If the battery light is blinking when the computer is on, this indicates a power mismatch. Do the following: 1 Check the OUTPUT specifications on the AC adaptor (for example, DC 19V – 3.95A) 2 Check the INPUT specifications on the bottom of the computer. The output specifications of the AC adaptor must match the input specifications of the computer. 3 If the specifications do not match, locate and use the AC adaptor that shipped with your computer. If the speci..
126 If Something Goes Wrong The Windows ® operating system is not working If Windows ® fails to start properly twice, the Windows ® Boot menu will launch. To enter the Advanced Startup options manually: 1 From the Start or Desktop screen, move your pointer to the upper-right corner of the screen or swipe in from the right edge. 2 When the Windows ® charms appear, click or touch the Settings ( ) charm. 3 Click or touch Change PC Settings . 4 Click or touch Update and recovery . 5 Click or touch the Recovery . 6 Click or touch Restart Now under Advanced Startup . The computer restarts. 7 ..
127 If Something Goes Wrong The Windows ® operating system is not working Advanced options Choosing this option presents you with another set of options: System Restore ❖ System Restore allows you to use a Restore point to return the computer to a state at which it was performing properly. Restore points may be created: ❖ When new hardware or software is installed ❖ Manually by the user System Image Recovery Windows ® will “Recover” the Operating system using a specific image provided by the user. Startup Repair This feature automates the repair process. The Operating System wil..
128 If Something Goes Wrong The Windows ® operating system is not working ❖ Enable Safe Mode Starts Windows ® with a minimal set of drivers and services. If the computer starts and runs in Safe Mode, you will know the Operating System is most likely working properly and that you should look to third-party applications or drivers for the source of your problem. ❖ Disable driver signature enforcement Allows drivers containing improper signatures to be installed ❖ Disable early-launch anti-malware protection Allows drivers to initialize without being measured by the Anti-malware driver..
129 If Something Goes Wrong Fixing a problem with Device Manager The Windows ® operating system can help you If the operating system has started properly but you still have a problem using your computer, the online Help can assist you in troubleshooting the problem. Getting to the online Help will differ depending on which interface you are in: ❖ Start screen —Type Help and Support As soon as you begin typing, the search feature automatically begins. ❖ Desktop —Press the F1 key When the “Windows Help and Support” screen appears, do one or both of the following: ❖ In the open ..
130 If Something Goes Wrong Power and the batteries 2 Click or touch Device Manager . The Device Manager screen appears. 3 From the list of device(s), double-click or touch the device type. 4 To view the device(s) installed, double-click or touch the device. The operating system displays the device Properties dialog box, which provides an array of tabs. They may include: ❖ The General tab, which provides basic information about the device. ❖ The Resources tab, which lists resources assigned to the device. This tab does not appear if the device is not using resources. ❖ The Driver tab,..
131 If Something Goes Wrong Keyboard problems The AC adaptor and power cord/cable work correctly, but the battery will not charge. The battery does not charge while the computer is consuming full power. Try turning off the computer. The battery may be too hot or too cold to charge properly. If you think this is the probable cause, let the battery reach room temperature and try again. If the battery has completely discharged, it will not begin charging immediately. Leave the AC adaptor and power cord/cable connected, wait 20 minutes and see if the battery is charging. If the battery light is..
132 If Something Goes Wrong Display problems You have connected an external keyboard and the operating system displays one or more keyboard error messages. You may need to update your keyboard driver. Refer to the documentation that came with the keyboard or to the keyboard manufacturer's Web site. The keyboard you connected may be defective or incompatible with the computer. Try using a different make of keyboard. Display problems Here are some typical display problems and their solutions: The screen is blank. Display Auto Off may have gone into effect. Press any key to activate the screen..
133 If Something Goes Wrong Display problems For more information, see the Windows ® online Help. A message displays saying that there is a problem with your display settings and that the adapter type is incorrect or the current settings do not work 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 Right-click or touch & hold in a blank area of the Windows ® desktop. 2 Click or touch Personalize , and then Display . 3 Use the menu on the right hand side of the page to: ❖ Adjust ..
134 If Something Goes Wrong Disk or storage drive problems Disk or storage drive problems Problems with the storage drive or with external media usually show up as an inability to access the drive or as sector errors. Sometimes a drive problem may cause one or more files to appear to have garbage in them. Error-checking This feature is not available for optical disc drives. Run Error-checking, which analyzes the directories and files on the storage drive and repairs any damage it finds. To run Error-checking: 1 From the Start screen, type computer . 2 Click or touch This PC from the list th..
135 If Something Goes Wrong Sound system problems 7 Even if you do not need to scan the drive for errors you can scan by clicking or touching Scan drive . Error-checking tests and repairs the storage drive. Your hard disk seems very slow. If you have been using your computer for a long time, your files may have become fragmented. Run Disk Defragmenter. To do this: 1 Move your pointer to the upper-right corner of the screen or swipe in from the right edge. When the Windows ® charms appear click or touch the Search ( ) charm, then type Defragment in the Search field. 2 Click or touch Defragm..
136 If Something Goes Wrong Printer problems The computer emits a loud, high-pitched noise. This is feedback between the microphone and the speakers. It occurs in any sound system when input from a microphone is fed to the speakers and the speaker volume is too loud. Adjust the volume control. Printer problems This section lists some of the most common printer problems. The printer will not print. Check that the printer is connected to a working power outlet, turned on and ready (on line). Check that the printer has plenty of paper. Some printers will not start printing when there are just ..
137 If Something Goes Wrong Wireless networking problems Wireless networking problems This section provides general troubleshooting tips for networking problems, specifically wireless (Wi-Fi ® ) networking. The terms and concepts used assume a basic understanding of networks, and may be for more advanced users. If you need assistance or if you are not familiar with the terminology, please see Windows ® Help and Support or contact your computer technician. ❖ If your computer is equipped with an internal Wi-Fi ® adapter, verify that Airplane mode is OFF (the wireless indicator light will..
138 If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits To enable or disable wireless communication, use the Fn + F8 key. For more information see “TOSHIBA Function Keys” on page 147 . ❖ Use IPCONFIG to verify that the computer has a useful IP address - one other than the private address of 169.254.xxx.xxx assigned by Windows ® . 1 From the Start screen, type Cmd . 2 Click Command Prompt . 3 Enter IPCONFIG/ALL , and then press ENTER . The IP address for each active network adapter will be displayed. ❖ Connect your computer directly to your router or broadband modem, by plugging a..
139 If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits Some people use a combination of these methods, backing up all files weekly and copying critical files to external media on a daily basis. If you have installed your own programs, you should back up these programs as well as your data files. If something goes wrong that requires you to reformat your internal storage drive and start again, reloading all your programs and data files from a backup source will save time. Read the documentation. It is very difficult to provide a fail-safe set of steps you can follow every time you experie..
140 If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits Follow these steps to create a restore point using the System Restore utility: 1 From the Start screen, type Control . Click or touch Control Panel from the list that appears. 2 Click or touch System and Security , and then System . 3 In the left pane, click or touch System Protection . The System Protection tab of the System Properties window appears. 4 Click or touch Configure . 5 Under Restore settings select Turn on System Protection . 6 Click or touch OK . 7 Click or touch Create . 8 In the input field, enter a name that is desc..
141 If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits 6 Click or touch the Restore point you want to use then click or touch Next . The time stamp and description of each Restore point is displayed. At this point you can click or touch “Scan for affected programs” to determine what the impact of using the chosen Restore Point will be. 7 Verify that the Restore point you chose is the correct one. If it is not, click or touch Back to return to the previous step. 8 Close all programs and save all open files. 9 Click or touch Finish , and then Yes to begin the system restore. Your Windo..
142 If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits Follow these steps to back up your computer or files to optical discs, or a storage drive: You cannot back up the computer while running on battery power. Connect the AC adaptor before continuing. 1 From the Start screen, type Control . Click or touch Control Panel from the list that appears. 2 Click or touch Save backup copies of your files with File History under the System and Security heading. Follow the on-screen instructions to back up your files. For additional Help, while in the Windows ® Desktop screen, press the F1 key to ..
143 If Something Goes Wrong Develop good computing habits ❖ Do not guess - follow directions carefully! It is often necessary to run an installation utility first - before connecting a new hardware item to the computer. If the device is connected first, it may be very difficult to complete the installation successfully. Always carefully follow the installation instructions that accompany the hardware or software. ❖ Restart the Windows ® operating system. Always restart the Windows ® operating system after each installation, even if the installation utility does not prompt you to do so..
144 If Something Goes Wrong If you need further assistance ❖ USB Sleep and Charge may be disabled. Open the TOSHIBA Sleep and Charge utility to check if the feature is disabled and to enable it if necessary. For more information, see “Enabling/Disabling USB Sleep and Charge” on page 113 . ❖ Try selecting a different charging mode in the TOSHIBA Sleep and Charge utility, if your computer provides more than one charging mode. For more information, see “Power supply mode settings” on page 113 . ❖ If you are attempting to charge a device without an AC adaptor connected to the comp..
145 If Something Goes Wrong Other Toshiba Internet Web sites ❖ If the problem occurs while you are running a program, consult the program’s documentation for troubleshooting suggestions. Contact the software company’s technical support group for their assistance. ❖ Consult the dealer from whom you purchased your computer and/or program. Your dealer is your best source for current information. For the detailed specifications for your computer, visit support.toshiba.com . Contacting Toshiba Toshiba’s Technical Support Web site For technical support, or to stay current on the most re..
146 If Something Goes Wrong Toshiba’s worldwide offices Toshiba’s worldwide offices For more information on additional Toshiba worldwide locations, please visit: www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm . Australia Toshiba (Australia) Pty. Limited 84-92 Talavera Road North Ryde NSW 2113 Sydney Australia Canada Toshiba Canada Ltd. 191 McNabb Street Markham, Ontario L3R - 8H2 Canada France Toshiba Systèmes (France) S.A. 7, Rue Ampère; B. P. 131 92800 Puteaux Cédex France Germany Toshiba Europe GmbH Leibnizstraße 2 D-93055 Regensburg Germany Italy Centro Direzionale Colleoni Palazzo Perseo Via Para..
147 Appendix A TOSHIBA Function Keys TOSHIBA Function keys provide a quick way to modify selected system functions and to launch applications. Functions TOSHIBA Function keys are used to set or modify the following system functions: ❖ Lock (Instant security) ❖ Power Plan ❖ Sleep ❖ Hibernation ❖ Output (Display switch) ❖ Brightness control ❖ Wireless ❖ Touch pad ❖ Mute..
148 TOSHIBA Function Keys Functions Lock (Instant security) Power plan Sleep mode Hibernation mode Fn+ This TOSHIBA Function key activates instant security. The user logon screen will appear and a user with a valid account will need to log back on to gain access to the computer. Fn+ This TOSHIBA Function key displays the currently selectable power plans and cycles through the power plans. The properties of each power plan, and the power plans that are displayed by this function, are set in the Power Options window (see “Power Plans” on page 85 ). This TOSHIBA function key also allows yo..
149 TOSHIBA Function Keys Functions Output (Display switch) Fn+ This TOSHIBA Function key cycles through the display options and highlights the available options. Click, touch, or press ENTER to activate the selected option. ❖ PC screen only ❖ Duplicate ❖ Extend ❖ Second screen only (Sample Image) Display mode options window All of the above modes are always displayed on the screen, however only the available modes for your system are functional, depending on the attached external display(s). NOTE..
150 TOSHIBA Function Keys Functions Display brightness Disabling or enabling wireless devices Disabling or enabling the touch pad Fn+ This TOSHIBA Function key decreases the screen brightness. Fn+ This TOSHIBA Function key increases the screen brightness. Fn+ This TOSHIBA Function key enables/disables the Wi-Fi ® antenna in your computer. Allow about 5 seconds to switch between modes. The wireless modes are: ❖ Disables the wireless antenna (Airplane mode is ON). ❖ Enables the wireless antenna (Airplane mode is OFF). Fn+ This TOSHIBA Function key enables/disables the touch pad. To enabl..
151 TOSHIBA Function Keys Functions Disabling or enabling the cursor control overlay Disabling or enabling the numeric overlay Disabling or enabling the scroll lock Volume Mute Fn+ This TOSHIBA Function key enables/disables the cursor control overlay. Fn+ This TOSHIBA Function key enables/disables the numeric overlay. Fn+ This TOSHIBA Function key enables/disables the scroll lock. Fn+ This TOSHIBA Function key enables/disables volume mute. When volume mute is enabled, no sound will come from the speakers or headphones...
152 TOSHIBA Function Keys Functions Keyboard Function keys Zoom (Display resolution) Fn+ This TOSHIBA Function key enables/disables the keyboard backlight. Fn+ This TOSHIBA Function key takes a snapshot of your display screen. Fn+ This TOSHIBA Function key allows you to zoom out. Fn+ This TOSHIBA Function key allows you to zoom in. Fn+ This TOSHIBA Function key decreases the speaker volume. Fn+ This TOSHIBA Function key increases the speaker volume. Fn+ [Space bar] This TOSHIBA Function key switches screen resolution. Cycle through the screen resolutions, and then select the desired resolut..
153 Appendix B Power Cord/Cable Connectors Your computer ships with the correct power supply for the country of purchase. This appendix shows the shapes of the typical AC power cord/cable connectors for various parts of the world. USA UL approved Canada CSA approved United Kingdom BS approved Europe VDA approved NEMKO approved Australia AS approved..
154 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 Alternating Current BIOS Basic Input/Output System BD-ROM Blu-ray Disc Read-Only Memory bps bits per second CD Compact Disc CD-ROM Compact Disc Read-Only Memory CD-RW Compact Disc Rewrite Memory CMOS Complementary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor CPU Central Processing Unit DC Direct Current DMA Direct Memory Access DIMM Dual Inline Memory Module DOS Disk Operating System..
Glossary 155 DPI Dots Per Inch DVD Digital Versatile (or Video) Disc DVD-ROM Digital Versatile (or Video) Disc Read-Only Memory eSATA external Serial Advanced Technology Attachment FAT File Allocation Table FCC Federal Communications Commission GB gigabyte GBps gigabytes per second HDD Hard Disk Drive HDMI High-Definition Multimedia Interface HDMI CEC High-Definition Multimedia Interface Consumer Electronics Control HTML Hypertext Markup Language IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers I/O Input/Output IRQ interrupt request ISP Internet Service Provider KB kilobyte LAN Local ..
156 Glossary RFI Radio Frequency Interference ROM Read-Only Memory RTC Real-Time Clock SD Secure Digital SDRAM Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory SSD Solid State Drive TFT Thin Film Transistor USB Universal Serial Bus URL Uniform Resource Locator WAN Wide Area Network www 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. Also known as a “TFT display,” in its simplest form there is one thin film transistor (TFT) for each cell..
Glossary 157 B backup —A copy of a file, usually on a removable disk, kept in case the original file is lost or damaged. Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) —See BIOS . baud rate —The speed at which a communication device, such as a printer or modem, transmits information. Baud rate is the number of signal changes per second (not necessarily the same as bits per second). See also bits per second . Blu-ray Disc (BD) —Offering more storage capacity than DVDs, the format was developed to allow for more data storage and to enable recording and playback of high- definition video (HD). BIOS ..
158 Glossary C cache —A section of very fast memory in which frequently used information is duplicated for quick access. Accessing data from cache is faster than accessing it from the computer’s main memory. See also CPU cache, L1 cache, L2 cache . CD —An individual compact disc. See also CD-ROM . CD-ROM (Compact Disc Read-Only Memory) —A form of high-capacity storage that uses laser optics instead of magnetic means for reading data. See also CD. Compare DVD-ROM . Central Processing Unit (CPU) —The chip that functions as the “brain” of the computer. It takes information from o..
Glossary 159 controller —A device that controls the transfer of data from a computer to a peripheral device and vice versa. For example, disk drives, monitors, keyboards, and printers all require controllers. CPU —See Central Processing Unit (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 —An on-screen symbol (usually a flashing vertical line) that indicates the position where characte..
160 Glossary disc —A round, flat piece of material, 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 material that can be magnetically influenced to hold information in digital form, and used in the production of magnetic disks, such as hard disks. Compare disc . See also hard disk . disk drive —The device that reads and writes information and programs on external media or hard disk. It rotates the disk at high speed past one or more read/write heads. do..
Glossary 161 eSATA —An external device that supports hot swapping and fast data transfer. Very useful in storing and transferring large files. executable file —A computer program that is ready to run. Application programs and batch files are examples of executable files. Names of executable files usually end with a .bat or.exe extension. expansion device —A device that connects to a computer to expand its capabilities. Other names for an expansion device are port expander, port replicator, docking station, or network adapter. extension —See file extension . external device —See de..
162 Glossary Function key —(1) A feature in which certain keys in combination with the Fn key can set system options or control system parameters, such as the battery save mode. (2) A key or combination of keys that activates a memory resident program. function keys —The keys labeled F1 through F12 , typically located on the keyboard. Their function is determined by the operating system and/or individual programs. G ground —A conductor to which all components of an electric circuit are connected. It has a potential of zero (0) volts, is connected to the earth, and is the point of refe..
Glossary 163 I icon —A small image displayed on the screen that represents a function, file, or program. interlaced —A method of refreshing a computer screen, in which only every other line of pixels is refreshed. Interlaced monitors take two passes to create a complete screen image. Compare non-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 keyboard shortcut —A key or combination of keys that you use to perform a task instead ..
164 Glossary load —To move information from a storage device (such as a hard disk) into memory for processing. 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 logical drives. M memory —Typically refers to the computer’s main memory, where programs are run and data is temporarily stored and processed. Memory can be volatile and hold data temporarily, such as RA..
Glossary 165 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. Compare system disk . O online —Available through the computer. Online may refer to information being read from your own computer’s internal storage drive, such as online documentation or online Help, or to information coming from another company on a company network or the Internet. operating sys..
166 Glossary pointer —An icon (usually an arrow) that moves on the screen when you slide your finger across the touch pad or move a mouse. Used to point to and select/activate on-screen items, such as icons, menu items, and buttons. The shape and purpose of the pointer varies depending on the program you are using and what you are doing. pointing device —Any device, such as the touch pad or a mouse, that enables you to move the pointer on the screen. port —A socket on the computer where you plug in a cable for connection to a network or a peripheral device. processor —See Central Pr..
Glossary 167 RGB (Red, Green, Blue) monitor —A monitor that reproduces all colors by mixing red, green, and blue light in various combinations. RJ45 connector —An eight-wire connector used to connect a computer to a network. ROM (Read-Only Memory) —Non-volatile memory that can be read but not written to. Non-volatile here means that information 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 Secure ..
168 Glossary system prompt —The symbol (in the MS-DOS ® operating system, generally a drive letter followed by a “greater than” sign) indicating where users are to enter commands. T TFT display —See active-matrix display . Touch —To activate items displayed on the screen, such as apps, setting icons, and on-screen buttons by touching them with your finger. Tile/Tiles —A list of square or rectangular icons on the Start screen representing applications that can be accessed by selecting them. U Universal Serial Bus (USB) —USB is a serial bus that supports data transfer. USB allo..
169 Index A AC adaptor 39 AC power 79 AC power light 39 accessing network 96 AccuPoint® primary button 58 secondary button 58 adding memory 46 optional external devices 46 adequate ventilation cooling fan 38 adjusting touch pad settings 62 app, starting 74 App, starting from Start screen 74 apps starting from Start screen 74 audio features 96 B backing up files 69 , 76 Backlit keyboard 72 battery battery life 78 care 87 , 88 changing 87 charge indicator light 41 charge time 79 charger 79 charging 41 , 79 charging the real-time clock (RTC) 80 conserving power 84 determine remaining power 82..
170 Index safety precautions 87 setting notifications 83 taking care of 87 battery indicator light 82 BIOS Setup see System Settings C caring for your computer 66 changing battery 87 charging the battery 41 cleaning the computer 66 communications set up 95 computer caring for 66 cleaning 66 disposal 88 environmental precautions 30 , 88 moving 67 running on battery power 77 setting up 38 computer will not start troubleshooting 123 computing habits troubleshooting 138 computing tips 68 connecting AC adaptor 39 AC adaptor cord to (DC-IN) 40 computer to a network 96 external device 62 HDMI™-c..
171 Index external display, adjusting 65 F files backing up 69 , 76 saving 75 fingerprint authentication 118 Fingerprint Authentication Utility using 118 Function Key 115 Function Keys disabling or enabling wireless devices 150 Function keys disabling touch pad 150 Disabling/enabling cursor control overlay 151 Disabling/enabling numeric overlay 151 Disabling/enabling scroll lock 151 display brightness 150 Hibernation mode 148 keyboard Function keys 152 Lock (Instant security) 148 Output (Display switch) 149 Power plan 148 Sleep mode 148 volume mute 151 Zoom (Display resolution) 152 function..
172 Index moving the computer 67 N network accessing 96 connecting your computer 96 networking wireless 95 notification area 94 notifications 94 O online resources Toshiba 76 optional external devices adding 46 P password deleting a supervisor 106 deleting a user 108 instant password 104 power-on password 104 setting 104 setting a supervisor 104 setting a user 106 supervisor password 104 user password 104 utility 104 port HDMI® 63 RGB 63 power connecting cable to AC adaptor 40 cord/cable 41 cord/cable connectors 153 energy-saving features 77 power down shut down 44 power light 82 power man..
173 Index safety precautions battery 87 saving files 75 selecting a place to work 30 power plan options 85 video cables 63 Service Station 116 setting low battery notifications 83 setting up AC adaptor 39 communications 95 computer 38 software 43 work environment 30 settings customize computer settings 66 display output 64 Shut down computer 44 , 45 , 46 icon 44 , 45 , 46 Sleep mode 45 Sleep Utilities 111 Smart Card Reader using 98 sounds recording 96 speakers using external 97 Start screen exploring the 90 starting an app 74 starting an app from Start screen 74 Startup menu problem solving..
174 Index external monitor 132 good computing habits 138 hard disk drive is slow 135 high-pitched noise 136 installing hardware/software 142 keyboard 131 missing files/trouble accessing a drive 134 power and batteries 130 printer 136 restore points 139 screen does not look correct/ flickers 132 slow Internet connection 128 sound system 135 trouble running programs 135 URL address not found 128 USB Sleep and Charge cannot use 143 USB Wakeup function does not work 144 Windows® operating system not working 125 wireless networking 137 U USB Sleep and Charge cannot use 143 USB Wakeup function d..