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:Navigating the BIOS Utility

Function

Item

Screen

Display system information

Main

Set Date and Time

Enable/Disable Quiet Boot Logo

Enable/Disable LCD Auto DIM

Enable/Disable Network Boot

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

Enable/Disable HDD Drive Lock

Enable/Disable Password on Boot

Boot

Allow users to change boot up devices priorities

Exit

Exit and save settings

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

  • To choose a menu, use the cursor left/right keys (gg).
  • To choose a parameter, use the cursor up/down keys ( WY).
  • To change the value of a parameter, press p or Q.
  • Press ^^ 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 g. You can also press g 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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Main

Advanced

Security

Boot Exit

  • System----------------------
  • Devices--------------------------------------------
  • System----------------------

Base Memory = 640 KB Extended Memory = 255MB VGA Memory = 64 MB

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

Parameter

Description

Product Name

This field will show product name.

Manufacture Name

This field will show manufacturer name.

System BIOS Version

This field reports the BIOS version of system.

VGA BIOS Version

This field reports the VGA version of the system.

Hard Disk Mode Name

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.

HDD Serial Number

This item allows the serial number of the Hard Disk. If there is no hard disk present or unknown type, "None" should be shown on this field.

ATAPI

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.

----Devices--------------------------------------------

Product Name = Aspire 2010 Manufacture Name = Acer System BIOS Version = V1.00 VGA BIOS Version =

HDD Model Name = HITACHI_DK23EA-40

HDD Serial Number = 8D4648

ATAPI Model Name= UJDA740 DVD/CDROM

Serial #: ( 32 bytes) Asset Tag#: (32 bytes) UUID = (16 bytes)

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.

Acer Aspire 5530 Bios

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.

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.

Network Boot

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

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.

Quiet Boot

Custormer Logo display will be shown during POST when it is selectd.

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Security Boot Exit

Date and Time

1 V Quiet Boot

V LCD Auto DIM

Bhr etwork Boot

■F12 Boot Men!

Display big boot logo on screen when system is booting. <Space> for Enable or Disable.

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. Default is disabled.

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Security Boot Exit

Date and Time

V Quiet Boot

LCD Auto DIM

V Network Boot

1 1 1 \

Enable or disable lan boot function, <Space> for Enable or Disable.

When this is selected, brightness of the LCD will be reducted for power savind 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.

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Security Boot Exit

Date and Time

V Quiet Boot

v Network Boot

V F12 Boot Menu

Enable or disable the F12 key for Boot Menu during Post <Space> for Enable or Disable.

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

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Security Boot Exit

Date and Time

V Quiet Boot

LCD Auto DIM

VF12 Boot Menu

Enable or disable auto dim function, <Space> for Enable or Disable.

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