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Making a computer start faster

Products

  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows 2000

Solution

When using a computer with Microsoft Windows, the following suggestions may help the computer start faster:

Remove Startup Items:

Some programs set themselves as "Startup" items and start automatically every time Windows starts. To remove them, do the following:

  1. Click Start > All Programs > Startup
  2. Delete the listed items by right-clicking and choosing Delete. Confirm the deletion if asked.

The programs will still be available, this only stops them from starting automatically as Windows starts.

System Configuration Utility:

A more advanced method of stopping programs from starting as Windows starts is the System Configuration Utility:

You may need to restart your computer for these changes to take effect:

  1. Open Start > Run, enter msconfig.
  2. The System Configuration Utility opens.
  3. Select the Startup tab. This list shows small programs that start running automatically as your computer starts.
  4. Select [Disable All] then [OK] to prevent these programs from starting automatically.
  5. You will be asked to restart your computer, you can restart immediately or later, the changes are saved until the computer is restarted.

ID: SCS45356

Date: 2011.04.28


Making a computer last long on a charge

Products

  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows 2000

Solution

To make your battery last longer, you can change some of the computer settings. There is a trade-off between how long the battery lasts and how the computer works. For instance, the battery will last longer if the screen is not as bright, or if the processor does not run as fast as it can. This means you will be limiting the features of the computer in order to use it longer.

Windows Power Options:

Microsoft Windows provides "power schemes" which apply several changes to conserve power, an easy option is to set the power scheme to "Max Battery"

  1. Open Start > Control Panel > Power Options
  2. Under Power Schemes, select Max Battery and [Apply]

Fujitsu Power Utilities:

Fujitsu includes additional power saving features on many notebook models. Depending on your computer, the features may be found in the following locations:

  1. Open Start > Control Panel > Power Options > Power Saving Utility
  2. In the system tray (by the clock) there will be an icon related to power, opening it will show the power saving options.

Additionally:

Each device and program in use on a computer uses energy. Remove or detach devices you are not using, close programs you are not working with, and keep the screen as dim as possible [on Fujitsu computers, dimming the screen is performed by pressing FN+F6]. Using these suggestions will make less power pull on the battery allowing the stored charge to drain slower and last longer.


ID: SCS45362

Date: 2011.04.28


How to restore your LIFEBOOK with the XP Bonus Media

Products

  • Fujitsu LIFEBOOK E780 Notebook PC
  • Fujitsu LIFEBOOK P770 Notebook PC
  • Fujitsu LIFEBOOK S760 Notebook PC
  • Fujitsu LIFEBOOK S710 Notebook PC
  • Fujitsu LIFEBOOK T730 Tablet PC
  • Fujitsu LIFEBOOK T900 Tablet PC

Solution

Instructions to restore a computer using the XP Bonus Media

  1. Start the computer with the Restore Disc in the bay drive. At the Fujitsu logo, press F12, then choose CD/DVD Drive
  2. The disc will load a screen with 3 tabs: Diagnostic, Recovery, Utility
  3. Select the Utility tab, and run the Partition Creation item, choosing all the defaults until it completes
  4. Select the Recovery tab and run the Restore item. Windows will install, complete the initial setup screens until the Windows Desktop appears
  5. Once at the Windows Desktop, insert the DAR, the Fujitsu Installer will appear, chose [Select All] then [Install]

ID: SCS42884

Date: 2010.10.07


Stow-N-Go Optical Notebook Mouse

Statement

Please note the following expected/normal behaviors of the Targus Stow-N-Go Optical Notebook Mouse:

  • Click the mouse to exit a screensaver. Moving the mouse will not exit a screensaver.
  • In default landscape mode at the Boot Menu, the pointer only moves vertically (up & down) and is unable to click on the Boot Menu. Use the stylus, standard USB mouse or if available a keyboard instead.

ID: SCS34128

Date: 2008.12.16


Unknown Device Installation Instructions

This solution has two sections:

  1. Determine the Unknown Device "ID"
  2. Install the correct software-driver

Determine the Unknown Device "ID":

Unknown devices are determined by the ID of the device. Each device in the system has an ID or identifier. Even when a device is Unknown the system can read its ID. The ID or identifier can be called several names: Hardware ID, Device ID, PNP Device ID, Instance ID. The ID tells you exactly which device is present. There is also a location of the device. Look for the ID instead of the location.

General way to determine the Device ID:

  • In Device Manager, open the Unknown Device and view the Details tab.

Determine Device ID by OS:

Windows 2000:

  1. Open Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Information
  2. Open Components > Problem Devices
  3. Note the PNP Device IDs
  4. Match the IDs with the information below

Windows XP:

  1. Open Control Panel > System Properties > Hardware > Device Manager
  2. Open the Properties for the Unknown Device
  3. On the Details tab, note the Device or Hardware ID
  4. Match the ID to the information below

Windows Vista:

  1. Click the Windows Start Orb, type Device Manger in the Start Search box, press Enter
  2. Click [Continue] through any User Account Control windows
  3. In Device Manager, open the Properties for the Unknown Device
  4. On the Details tab, note the Instance, Device or Hardware ID
  5. Match the ID to the information below

Install the correct software-driver

Once you have the Device ID, match it to the below information and install the correct software-driver..

Fujitsu Propriatary Devices:

ID

Software or Driver to install

Comment

FUJ02B1

  • Windows XP, Windows Vista
    • Fujitsu HotKey Utility
    • FUJ02B1 Device Driver 
  • Windows 2000
    • Fujitsu BatteryAid
    • FUJ02B1 Device Driver

Use: FUJ02B1 enables several Fujitsu-proprietary features such as LCD brightness, LCD close/open event, keyboard 'hotkeys', LifeBook Application Panel, and Fujitsu Security Panel, along with other BIOS & Power-level communications. Fujitsu recommends this driver be installed all Fujitsu testing is completed with this driver installed.

Installation: Use the Hardware Installation Wizard to install the FUJ02B1.inf file found on the Drivers and Application (DAR) disc or the HotKey driver download from the Fujitsu Support Website.

FUJ02BF

Fujitsu Button Device

Use: The Button Driver enables the Tablet Buttons on computer with Touch-screens (both Active and Passive).

Installation: Install the Button Driver and then the Button Utilities for your computer.

FUJ02E1

Fujitsu Radio Control

Use: Enables/disables the Bluetooth or Wireless LAN Antenna. This device is not used on all computers; you should only be concerned with this device if you find the DeviceID for it.

Installation: Installed with Bluetooth Software on computers which need it, otherwise use the Hardware Installation Wizard to install the FUJ02E1.inf file.

FUJ02E3

  • FUJ02E3 Device Driver
  • Fujitsu System Extension Utility

Use: Extension to the functions of FUJ02B1. FUJ02E3 works with the System Extension Utility for several features including but not limited to: PCI-Express bus control (power), ability to lock the CD-Drive when tablet computers are in tablet mode. Advanced port-locking features. The ‘System Extension Utility’ has a .dll for communicating with Windows on power management. Fujitsu recommends this driver be installed all Fujitsu testing is completed with this driver installed.

Installation:  Use the Hardware Installation Wizard to install the FUJ02E3.inf file.

Additional devices:

ID

Software or Driver to install

Comment

VID_0C24&PID_000F

Bluetooth Software

Use: Alps Bluetooth device. After installation this device software installs several 'virtual' devices in different places in the Windows Device Manager depending on the OS and Service Pack level.

Installation: Install the Bluetooth software from the disc included with your computer or from the Fujitsu Service And Support Website.

USB BT

Fujitsu Button Device

 

Use: This unknown device shows for early versions of the Bluetooth device (Bluetooth version 1.2). It is not compatible with Toshiba Bluetooth software version 4 and higher.

Installation: Install the Bluetooth software which originally shipped with the computer.

IFX1010

IFX1020

TPM Security Chip

IFX1010 = Infineon TPM Security Chip V1.1

IFX1020 = Infineon TPM Security Chip V1.2

Use: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is computer chip and associated software which creates a nearly unforgeable security key mechanism for use encrypting and decrypting files/folders.

Installation:

  • The chip can be enabled/disabled on the Security section of the computer BIOS. When disabled, the device will not show in Device Manager.
  • Install the Infineon TPM Package software. A disc containing the software is included with the computer.

VID_08FF&PID_2580

AuthenTec Inc. AES2501.

Use: Fingerprint Device

Installation:  Install the Fingerprint Driver from the disc included with the computer or from the Fujitsu Service And Support Website.


Updated AT&T Communications Manager for Windows XP SP3

Products

  • Fujitsu LifeBook U810 with WWAN
  • Fujitsu LifeBook T2010 with WWAN

Symptoms

After upgrading to Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) users are able to use the AT&T Communication Manager (ACM v6.7.24) to connect to the AT&T WAN network only once.

This issue occurs after the user closes & attempts to re-launch the ACM application.

Issue also observed when the unit is resumed from standby/hibernate (S3/S4 modes) or power up after establishing an Internet connection via the AT&T WAN.

Solution

Update the AT&T Communication Manager software to version 6.9.118 or higher by following these instructions:

  1. To download, click this link
  2. Choose Open (or Run) to start the installation.
  3. Follow the on-screen installation wizard. After completing the installation, restart your notebook.
  4. After restarting your notebook, double-click on the "Communication Manager" icon.
  5. Click Connect to connect to the Internet wirelessly (You must have a subscription to an eligible data plan.)

Date: 2008.12.16

ID: SCS341


Instructions when notebook is dropped or damaged

Statement

In the event you drop your notebook or damage the housing in any way, immediately turn off power and disconnect the power plug. Failure to do so could result in a short circuit, smoke and/or fire. To learn how to get the system repaired: Contact Fujitsu Service and Support.


Safe Travel With Batteries:

The U.S. Department of Transportation has new rules which took effect on January 1, 2008, that prohibit airline passengers from packing spare lithium metal (non-rechargeable) batteries and lithium ion rechargeable batteries in checked baggage but allow travelers to bring spare batteries (with some limitations) in carry-on luggage. Click the link below for more information:

http://safetravel.dot.gov/whats_new_batteries.html

As you evaluate these instructions as they pertain to your travel with batteries by Fujitsu America, Inc. ("FAI") for its mobile computers, please note:

  • FAI does not use Lithium metal in the main/bay batteries
  • FAI main/bay batteries do not contain over 8g/pack lithium