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© 2002 Hewlett-Packard Company.
Microsoft, MS-DOS, and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the
U.S. and/or other countries.
All other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by
method claims of certain U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights owned by
Macrovision Corporation and other rights owners. Use of this copyright protection
technology must be authorized by Macrovision Corporation and is intended for home
and other limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision
Corporation. Reverse engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.
The information is provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, and is subject to
change without notice. The warranties for HP products are set forth in the express
limited warranty statements accompanying such products. Nothing herein should be
construed as constituting an additional warranty.
Compaq Notebook Series Reference Guide
First Edition (December 2002)
Reference Number: 2100/2500/N1050v
Part Number: 311069-001
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Important Safety Information
CAUTIONTo reduce the risk of fire, use only No. 26 AWG or larger telecommunications
line cord to connect a modem to the telephone wall jack. In Australia, the
notebook must be connected to the Telecommunication Network through a
line cord that meets the requirements of ACA Technical Standard TS008.
When using your notebook with a telephone connection, always follow basic safety
precautions to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and injury to persons.
• Do not use this product with a telephone connection near water (for example,
near a bathtub, sink, swimming pool, or in a wet basement).
• Avoid using a telephone connection (other than a cordless type) during an
electrical storm. There may be a remote risk of electric shock from lightning.
• Do not use a telephone connection to report a gas leak in the vicinity of the leak.
• Use only the power cord and batteries indicated in this manual. Do not dispose of
batteries in a fire. They may explode. Check with local codes for possible special
• Disconnect the modem cable before opening the notebook case or touching an
uninsulated modem cable, jack, or internal component.
• Do not plug a modem cable or telephone cable into the network (LAN)
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Software Product License Agreement
Your HP product contains software programs. CAREFULLY READ THIS
LICENSE AGREEMENT BEFORE PROCEEDING TO OPERATE THIS
EQUIPMENT. RIGHTS IN THE SOFTWARE ARE OFFERED ONLY ON THE
CONDITION THAT THE CUSTOMER AGREES TO ALL TERMS AND
CONDITIONS OF THE LICENSE AGREEMENT. PROCEEDING TO OPERATE
THE EQUIPMENT INDICATES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS
AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE TERMS OF THE
LICENSE AGREEMENT, YOU MUST NOW EITHER REMOVE THE
SOFTWARE FROM YOUR HARD DISK DRIVE AND DESTROY THE
MASTER DISKETTES, OR RETURN THE COMPLETE HP PRODUCT AND
SOFTWARE FOR A FULL REFUND. PROCEEDING WITH CONFIGURATION
SIGNIFIES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE LICENSE TERMS.
UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED BELOW, THIS HP SOFTWARE LICENSE
AGREEMENT SHALL GOVERN THE USE OF ALL SOFTWARE THAT IS
PROVIDED TO YOU AS PART OF THE HP PRODUCT AND SHALL
SUPERSEDE ANY OTHER SOFTWARE WARRANTY STATEMENT THAT
MAY BE INCLUDED IN THIS HP PRODUCT OR MAY BE FOUND ONLINE.
Operating system and software applications by Microsoft are licensed to you under
the Microsoft License Agreement contained in the Microsoft documentation or
displayed on your screen when Microsoft Software Products are launched.
For a PC supplied with a Microsoft operating system: When you start the PC and
accept the Microsoft End-user License Agreement (“EULA”), your license rights are
valid only if a Certificate of Authenticity (“COA”) label corresponding to your
Microsoft operating system is provided with your PC. The COA label can usually be
found on the bottom of the notebook. If the COA label does not correspond to your
Microsoft operating system or is missing, contact your HP reseller for details.
Other non-HP Software and Operating Systems are covered by the appropriate
vendor license. The following License Terms govern the use of the HP software:
USE. Customer may use the software on any one HP product. Customer may not
network the software or otherwise use it on more than one HP product. Customer
may not reverse assemble or decompile the software unless authorized by law.
COPIES AND ADAPTATIONS. Customer may make copies or adaptations of the
software (a) for archival purposes or (b) when copying or adaptation is an essential
step in the use of the software with an HP product so long as the copies and
adaptations are used in no other manner.
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OWNERSHIP. Customer agrees that he/she does not have any title or ownership of
the software, other than ownership of the physical media. Customer acknowledges
and agrees that the software is copyrighted and protected under the copyright laws.
Customer acknowledges and agrees that the software may have been developed by a
third party software supplier named in the copyright notices included with the
software, who shall be authorized to hold the Customer responsible for any copyright
infringement or violation of this Agreement.
PRODUCT RECOVERY CD-ROM or DVD. If your HP product was shipped with a
product recovery CD-ROM or DVD: (i) The product recovery CD-ROM or DVD
and/or support utility software may only be used for restoring the hard disk of the HP
product with which the product recovery CD-ROM or DVD was originally provided.
(ii) The use of any operating system software by Microsoft contained in any such
product recovery CD-ROM or DVD shall be governed by the Microsoft License
TRANSFER OF RIGHTS IN SOFTWARE. Customer may transfer rights in the
software to a third party only as part of the transfer of all rights and only if Customer
obtains the prior agreement of the third party to be bound by the terms of this
License Agreement. Upon such a transfer, Customer agrees that his/her rights in the
software are terminated and that he/she will either destroy his/her copies and
adaptations or deliver them to the third party.
SUBLICENSING AND DISTRIBUTION. Customer may not lease, sublicense the
or distribute copies or adaptations of the software to the public in physical media or
by telecommunication without the prior written consent of Hewlett-Packard.
TERMINATION. Hewlett-Packard may terminate this software license for failure to
comply with any of these terms provided Hewlett-Packard has requested Customer
to cure the failure and Customer has failed to do so within thirty (30) days of such
UPDATES AND UPGRADES. Customer agrees that the software does not include
updates and upgrades which may be available from Hewlett-Packard under a
separate support agreement.
EXPORT CLAUSE. Customer agrees not to export or re-export the software or any
copy or adaptation in violation of the U.S. Export Administration regulations or
other applicable regulation.