Acer Aspire 2000 Bios Password

BIOS Setup Utility

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). The setup screen displays BIOS as follows:

Function

Item

Screen

Display system information

Main

Set Date and Time

Enable/Disable Quiet Boot Logo

Enable/Disable LCD auto DIM

Enable/Disable PXE boot from LAN

Enable/Disable F12 Boot Menu

Advanced

Allow users to set FIR ports

Allow users to set LPT ports

Allow users to enable/disable legacy USB

Security

Set User passwords&Set Supervisor passwords

Boot

Allow users to change boot up devices priorities

Exit

Exit and save settings

Navigating the BIOS Utility

There are five menu options: Main, Advanced, Security, 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.
  • 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.

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Advanced

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Boot

Exit

—Devices---------------------------------------------------

Product Name = Aspire 2000 Manufacture Name = Acer System BIOS Version = VGA BIOS Version =

Internal Hard Disk = HITACHI_DK23EA-40-(PM)

HDD Serial Number = 8D4648

DVD/CD-Rom Drive = UJDA740 DVD/CDROM-(SM)

Serial Number = ( 32 bytes)

Asset Tag Number = (32 bytes)

Setup system date, time. Enable boot logo and get system information.

Main

Parameter

Description

Product Name

This field will show product name.

Manufacture Name

This field will show manufacturer name.

BIOS Version

This field reports the BIOS version of system.

VGA Version

This field reports the VGA version of the system.

Internal Hard Disk

This item will show the size of HDD installed on Primary IDE master. The hard disk size is automatically detected by the system. If there is no hard disk present or unknown type, "None" should be shown on this field.

DVD/CD-ROM Drive

This item will show the model name of DVD/CD-ROM drive installed on system. The DVD/CD-ROM model name is automatically detected by the system. If there is no DVD/CD-ROM model present or unknown type, "None" should be shown on this field.

Serial Number

This item will show the Serial number of system.

Asset Tag

This item will show the Asset Tag number of the system.

UUID

This number only valid when there is an internal LAN device presents, otherwise, zero will be display in this field.

System

First field reports the model name of processor. Second field reports CPU Speed.

Memory

Parameter

Description

Base

This field reports the base memory size of system.

Extended

This field reports the extended memory size of the system.

VGA BIOS Version

This field reports the VGA BIOS version of system.

Main

This menu provides you the information of the system.

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Security Boot Exit

H Quiet Boot f

M F12 Boot Menu

TrLCD Auto DIM M PXE Boot From LAN

Day 20 Hour 8 Month 5 Minute 35

Year 2003 Second 9

<Tab> <Right> <Left> for bl( < Enter> for accept. <Cancel: <Space> for Enable or Disabl

>ck select. <Up> <Down> for item select. > <Esc> for reject. <Alt> activates accelerators. e.

Parameter

Description

Date and Time

The hours are displayed with 24 hours format. The values set in these two fields take effect immediately.

Quiet Boot

Customer Logo display will be shown during POST when it is selected.

F12 Boot Menu

When this is selected, users can modify device boot priority by pressing F12 key during POST. When this is not selected, device boot priority will not be adjustable during POST.

LCD Auto DIM

When this is selected, brightness of the LCD will be reduced for power saving when adaptor has been removed from the system.

When this is not selected, brightness of the LCD will remain the same after adaptor has been removed from the system.

PXE Boot From LAN

When this is selected, Boot from LAN feature is enabled. When this is not selected, Boot from LAN feature is then disabled.

Advanced

The Advanced screen contains parameters involving your hardware devices. It also provides advanced settings of the system.

FIR Ports

Configure the system's infrared port using options: Disabled and Enabled.

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Advanced

FIR Ports

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LPT Port

MLegacy USB

-FIR Poris-

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-FIR Poris-

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Cancel

Cancel

<Tab> <Right> <Left> for block select. <Up> <Down> for item select. < Enter> for accept. <Cancel> <Esc> for reject. <Alt> activates accelerators. <Space> for Enable or Disable.

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

Description

Option

FIR I/O Settings

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

COM1, 3F8, IRQ4/ COM2, 2F8, IRQ3/ COM3, 3E8, IRQ4/ COM4, 2E8, IRQ3

DMA Setting for Fast IR

Sets a DMA channel for the printer to operate in ECP mode. This parameter is enabled only if Mode is set to ECP.

DMA1, DMA2, DMA3,

Mode Setting

Normak (16550), IrDA (HPSIR), ASK IR, FAST IR

LPT Port

Configure the system's parallel port using options: Disabled and Enabled.

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FIR Ports

LPT Port

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Security

Boot

Exit

  • FIR Ports-
  • Port Address-------

( ) None

  • H) LPT1, 378, IRQ7 ( ) LPT2, 278, IRQ5 ( ) LPT3, 3BC, IRQ7
  • Port Definition------------
  • Standard AT (Centronics) ( ) Bidirectional (PS-2) ( ) Enhanced Parallel (EPP) (H) Extended Capabilities(ECP)

Legacy USB

  • DMA Setting For Fast IR-(H) DMA1 DMA3
  • DMA Setting For Fast IR-(H) DMA1 DMA3

<Tab> <Right> <Left> for block select. <Up> <Down> for item select. < Enter> for accept. <Cancel> <Esc> for reject. <Alt> activates accelerators. <Space> for Enable or Disable.

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

Description

Option

Port Address

Sets the base I/O address for the parallel port. When Mode is selected as EPP mode, "3BC" will not be available.

LPT2, 278, IRQ5/ LPT3, 3BC, IRQ7

Port Definition

Sets the mode for the parallel port. Standard AT: Normal mode (AT compatible) Bi-directional: Bi-directional mod (PS/2 compatible)

Enhanced Parallel (EPP): EPP mode Extended Compabilities (ECP): ECP mode (requires DMA channel)

Standard AT (Centronics), Bidirectional (PS-2), Enhanced Parallel (EPP), Extended Capabilities(ECP)

DMA Setting for Fast IR

If ECP mode has been selected, then DMA default is DMA1.

DMA1, DAM3

Legacy USB Support

Disabled: Disable support for Legacy Universal Serial Bus. Enabled: Enable support for Legacy Universal Serial Bus.

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Main | Advanced

Security Boot Exit

FIR Ports LPT Port

Legacy USB keyboard Floppy Disk USB Mouse Support <Space> for Enable or Disable

Security

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

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

Set Supervisor/User Password

If password on boot is required, the password must be set otherwise it cannot be enabled. The formats of the password are as follows: Length No more than 8 characters Characters 0-9,A-Z (not case sensitive)

Parameter

Description

Option

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 administrator password. When set, this password protects the BIOS Setup Utility from unauthorized access.

HDD Drive Lock

This allows users to protect their Hard Drive being accessed by enabling HDD security to their hard drive.

Disabled/Enabled

Parameter

Description

Option

Password on Boot

Defines whether a password is required or not while the events defined in this group happened. The following suboptions are all requires the Supervisor password for changes and should be grayed out if the user password was used to enter setup.

Allows the user to specify whether or not a password is required to boot.

This menu allows the user to decide the order of boot devices to load the operating system. Bootable devices includes the distette drive in module bay, the onboard hard disk drive and the CD-ROM in module bay.

Please select the order of the boot devices

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Main Advanced Security Boot Exit

Boot Device

Boot Device

Boot Device

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<Tab> <Right> <Left> for block select. <Up> <Down> for item select. < Enter> for accept. <Cancel> <Esc> for reject. <Alt> activates accelerators. <Space> for Enable or Disable.

Exit

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

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Main Advanced Security Boot

Exit

I Exit Saving Changes B

--------------Exit Saving Changes-------------------

Exit Discarding Changes

Press <OK> to save the current

Load Setup Default

Setup parameters to CMOS RAM.

Discard Changes

The computer will be rebooted!!!

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<Tab> <Right> <Left> for block select. <Up> <Down> for item select. < Enter> for accept. <Cancel> <Esc> for reject. <Alt> activates accelerators. <Space> for Enable or Disable.

The table below describes the parameters in this screen.

Parameter

Description

Exit Saving Changes

Allows the user to save changes to CMOS and reboot the system.

Exit Discarding Changes

Allows the user Discards changes made and exits System Setup.

Load Setup Default

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

Discard Changes

Allows the user to discard previous changes in CMOS Setup.

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