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The BIOS Setup Utility is a hardware configuration program built into your computer's BIOS (Basic Input/ Output System).

Your computer is already properly configured and optimized, and you do not need to run this utility. However, if you encounter configuration problems, you may need to run Setup. Please also refer to Chapter 4 Troubleshooting when problem arises.

To activate the BIOS Utility, press M during POST (when "Press <F2> to enter Setup" message is prompted on the bottom of screen).

Main Advanced

Security Others Boot

Exit

System Time: System Date: Floppy Drive: Hard Disk:

TOSHIBA MK2018GAP-(PM)

Item Specific Help

Quiet Boot: LCD Display stretch:

[Enabled] [Enabled]

System Memory: Extended Memory:

640 KB 254 MB

BIOS Ver.

V0.04

F1 Help ti Select Item F5/F6 Change Values Esc Exit <—> Select Menu Enter Select > Sub-Menu

F9 Setup Defaults F10 Save and Exit

Navigating the BIOS Utility

There are six menu options: Main, Advanced , Security, Others, Boot and Exit. Follow these instructions:

  • To choose a menu, use the cursor left/right keys ( zx ).
  • To choose a parameter, use the cursor up/down keys ( wy).
  • To change the value of a parameter, press p or q.
  • A plus sign (+) indicates the item has sub-items. Press e to expand this item.
  • Press A while you are in any of the menu options to go to the Exit menu.
  • In any menu, you can load default settings by pressing t. You can also press u to save any changes made and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.

NOTE: You can change the value of a parameter if it is enclosed in square brackets. Navigation keys for a particular menu are shown on the bottom of the screen. Help for parameters are found in the Item Specific Help part of the screen. Read this carefully when making changes to parameter values.

Main

The Main screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information, and also includes basic setup parameters.

Main Advanced

Security Others Boot

Exit

System Time: System Date: Floppy Drive: Hard Disk:

TOSHIBA MK2018GAP-(PM)

Item Specific Help

Quiet Boot: LCD Display stretch:

[Enabled] [Enabled]

System Memory: Extended Memory:

640 KB 254 MB

BIOS Ver.

V0.04

F1 Help tl Select Item F5/F6 Change Values Esc Exit <—> Select Menu Enter Select > Sub-Menu

F9 Setup Defaults F10 Save and Exit

NOTE: The screen above is for reference only. Actual values may differ.

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

Parameter

Description

Format/Options

System Time

Sets the system time.

Format: HH:MM:SS

(hour:minute:second)System

Time.

System Date

Sets the system date.

Format MM/DD/YYYY (month/

day/year)

System Date

Floppy Drive

Shows floppy drive type information.

1.44MB, 3 1/2: If there exists floppy drive.

Not installed: If there is no floppy drive.

Hard Disk

Shows the hard disk information with the manufacturer and model name..

Quiet Boot

Determines the way the system boots up.Shows the high-capacity disc drive installed.

Options: Enabled or Disabled

Power on display

Determines the display device on startup.

Options: Auto-Selected or Simultaneous

LCD Display stretch

Specifies whether or not to expand the image to fill the screen

Options: Enabled or Disabled

System Memory

Reports the memory size of system base memory. The size is fixed to 640KB..

Parameter

Description

Format/Options

Extended Memory

Reports the memory size of the extended memory with an integer in the system and 32 Bit SMI will occupy 0.5MB. Note: Extended memory size= Total memory size-1MB-0.5M.

BIOS Ver.Product Name

Shows the system BIOS version.

The items in this screen are important and vital information about your computer. If you experience computer problems and need to contact technical support, this data helps our service personnel know more about your computer.

The items in this screen are important and vital information about your computer. If you experience computer problems and need to contact technical support, this data helps our service personnel know more about your computer.

Advanced

The Advanced screen contains parameters involving your hardware devices.

Main Advanced Security Others Boot Exit

Item Specific Help

IDE Controller:

[Both]

FDD Controller:

[Enabled]

Infrared Port (FIR):

[Enabled]

Base I/O address:

[3F8 IRQ4]

DMA channel:

[DMA 3]

Parallel Port:

[Enabled]

Mode:

[Bi-directional]

Base I/O address:

[378]

Interrupt:

[IRQ 7]

Legacy USB Support:

[Enabled]

F1 Help T4- Select Item F5/F6 Change Values F9 Setup Defaults

Esc Exit <—> Select Menu Enter Select > Sub-Menu F10 Save and Exit

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

Parameter

Description

Options

IDE Controller

Configures the integrated local bus IDE adapter.

Both: Enables CD-ROM and Hard Drive.

Primary: Enables Hard Drive only

Disabled: Disables the integrated local bus IDE adapter using options. Note: Depending on your operating system, disabling an unused device may help free system resources for other devices.

FDD controller

Enables or disables the floppy disk controller.

Enabled or Disabled

Infrared Port (FIR)

Enables or disables the system's Infrared port.

Enabled or Disabled

Base I/O address

Sets the I/O address and IRQ for Infrared port.

3F8, IRQ4/2F8, IRQ3/ 3E8, IRQ4/2E8, IRQ3

DMA Channel

Sets a DMA channel for Infrared port. This field is hidden if Mode is not FIR.

DMA3 or DMA1

Parameter

Description

Options

Parallel Port

Enables or disables the parallel port.

Enabled or Disabled Note: Depending on your operating system, disabling an unused device may help free system resources for other devices.

Mode

Sets the operation mode of the parallel port.

ECP, EPP, Bi-directional or Normal

Base I/O address

Sets the I/O address for the parallel port.

378/278/3BC

Note: When Mode is selected as EPP mode,"3BC" will not be available.

Interrupt

Set the interrupt for the parallel port.

IRQ7or IRQ5

DMA channel

Set the DMA channel for the paralle port.

DMA1/DMA0/DMA3 Note: This field is hdden if Mode is not ECP

Legacy USB Support

Eeable or disable support for Legacy Universal Serial Bus.

Enabled or Disabled

Security

The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use.

Main Advanced

Security Others Boot

Exit

User Password Is: Supervisor Password Is:

Clear Clear

Item Specific Help

Set User Password Set Supervisor Password

[Enter] [Enter]

Password on boot:

[Disabled]

F1 Help U Select Item F5/F6 Change Values Esc Exit <—> Select Menu Enter Select > Sub-Menu

F9 Setup Defaults F10 Save and Exit

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

Parameter

Description

Option

User Password/ Supervisor Password

Shows the setting of the user password./ supervisor password.

Clear or Set

Set User Password

Press Enter to set the user password. When set, this password protects the BIOS Setup Utility from unauthorized access.

Set Supervisor Password

Press Enter to set the Supervisor password. When set, this password controls access to the setup utility.

Password on boot

Allows the user to specify whether or not a password is required to boot.When enabled, the user password protects the computer from unauthorized access during boot up.

Disabled or Enabled

NOTE: When you are prompted to enter a password, you have three tries before the system halts. Don't forget your password. If you forget your password, you may have to return your notebook computer to your dealer to reset it.

Setting a Password

Follow these steps:

1. Use the w andy keys to highlight the Set User Password/Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the e key. The Set User Password/Set Supervisor Password box appears:

Set SuperVisor Password Enter New Password [ ]

Confirm New Password [ ]

  1. Type a password in the Enter new password field. The password may consist of up to eight alphanumeric characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9). Retype the password in the Confirm new password field.
  2. If there is an old password then setup will prompt with the following window instead and a current password will be required to be entered at first.

Set Supervisor Password

Enter current password

[

]

Enter New Password

[

]

Confirm New Password

[

]

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

4. User can type password in field of enter new password, and re-enter password in field of "confirm new password" for verification.

If verification OK, the supervisor password is set complete after user press enter. User can see the following message.

Setup Notice

Changes have been saved. [Continue]

If verification fail, then user will see the following message.

Setup Warning Password does not match Re-enter Password [Continue]

  1. Press e . After setting the password, the computer sets the User Password/Supervisor Password parameter to "Set".
  2. If desired, you can opt to enable the Password on boot parameter.
  3. When you are done, press u to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.

Removing a Password Follow these steps:

1. Use the w and y keys to highlight the Set User Password parameter and press the e key. The Set Password box appears:

Set Password

Enter Current Password [

]

Enter New Password [

]

Confirm New Password [

]

  1. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press e .
  2. Press e twice without typing anything in the Enter New Password and Confirm New Password fields. The computer then sets the User Password parameter to "Clear".
  3. When you have changed the settings, press u to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.

Changing a Password

1. Use the w and y keys to highlight the Set User Password parameter and press the e key. The Set Password box appears:

Set Password

Enter Current Password [

]

Enter New Password [

]

Confirm New Password [

]

  1. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press e .
  2. Type a password in the Enter New Password field. Retype the password in the Confirm New Password field.
  3. Press e . After setting the password, the computer sets the User Password parameter to "Set".
  4. If desired, you can enable the Password on boot parameter.
  5. When you are done, press u to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.

Others

The Others screen contains various parameter settings.

Main Advanced Security Others Boot Exit

Low Battery Alarm: [Enabled] Panel Close Alarm: [Disabled] System Beep: [Enabled]

Item Specific Help

F1 Help tl Select Item F5/F6 Change Values F9 Setup Defaults Esc Exit <—»Select Menu Enter Select > Sub-Menu F10 Save and Exit

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

Parameter

Description

Options

Low Battery Alarm

Determines whether or not the system will alarm when the battery power is low.

Enabled or Disabled

Panel Close Alarm

Determines whether or not the system will alarm when the display cover is closed.

Enabled or Disabled

System Beep

Determines whether or not the system will emit a beep on boot up.

The Boot screen allows you to set the order in which the system looks for bootable devices on startup.

Main Advanced Security

Others Boot

Exit

+Removable Devices

Item Specific Help

+Hard Drive

CD-ROM Drive

Network Boot

F1 Help Ti Select Item

F5/F6 Change Values

F9 Setup Defaults

Esc Exit i—> Select Menu

Enter Select > Sub-Menu

F10 Save and Exit

The table below describes these devices.

Parameter

Description

Removable Devices

The computer attempts to boot from the removable device (e.g., floppy drive). If unsuccessful, the system goes to the next device in the list. The removable devices include the diskette drive in module bay, the onboard hard disk drive and the CD-ROM in module bay..

Hard Drive

The computer attempts to boot from the hard disk. If unsuccessful, the system goes to the next device in the list.

CD-ROM/DVD Drive

The computer attempts to boot from the CD or DVD drive (looks for a bootable CD or DVD.)

Network Boot

The computer attemptes to boot from LAN.

NOTE: A plus (+) sign may be shown in front of a device. You can press e to "expand" the device and see sub-items in this category.

Exit

The Exit screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use.

Main Advanced Security

Others Boot

Exit

Exit Saving Changes

Item Specific Help

Exit Discarding Changes

Load Setup Defaults

Discard Changes

Save Changes

F1 Help U Select Item

F5/F6 Change Values

F9 Setup Defaults

Esc Exit <—> Select Menu

Enter Execute Command

F10 Save and Exit

The table below describes the parameters in this screen.

Parameter

Description

Exit Saving Changes

Saves changes made and exits the BIOS Setup Utility (same as u ).

Exit Discarding Changes

Discards changes made and exits the BIOS Setup Utility.

Load Setup Defaults

Loads default settings for all parameters (same as t ).

Discard Changes

Discards changes made.

Save Changes

Save changes made.

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