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).

Press M to enter setup. The default parameter of F12 Boot Menu is set to "disabled". If you want to change boot device without entering BIOS Setup Utility, please set the parameter to "enabled".

Press <F12> during POST to enter multi-boot menu. In this menu, user can change boot device without entering BIOS SETUP Utility.

PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility

Main Advanced Security Boot Exit

IDE1 Model Name : IDE1 Serial Number : ATAPI Model Name:

Genuine Intel (R) CPU 1730 MHz


T2250 @1.73GHz

System BIOS Version: V0.310


Serial Number Asset Tag Number Produce Name Manufacturer Name: UUID:

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 22 Byte

N/A 32 Byte

Aspire 3680/5570/5580; TravelMate 2480/3260/3270 16 Byte Ace r Inc. 16 Byte xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 32 Byte

Help Exit

Select Item Select Menu

Select Item Select Menu

Change Values Select ► Su b-Menu

Change Values Select ► Su b-Menu

Setup Defaults Save and Exit

Navigating the BIOS Utility

There are six menu options: Info., Main, System Devices, Security, Boot, and Exit. Follow these instructions:

  • To choose a menu, use the cursor left/right keys (00).
  • To choose a parameter, use the cursor up/down keys ( 00).
  • To change the value of a parameter, press 0or 0.
  • A plus sign (+) indicates the item has sub-items. Press to expand this item.
  • 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 0. You can also press 0 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. Please note that system information is subject to different models.

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