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.

Phoenix TrustedCore(tm) Setup Utility

Information

Main Security Boot

Exit

CPU Type :

Intel (R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2 3 1 0 @ 1.46GHz

CPU Speed :

1460 MHz

IDE1 Model Name :

Hitachi HTS541616J9SA00

IDE1 Serial Number :

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

ATAPI Model Name :

Optiarc DVD RW AD-7530A

System BIOS Version:

v1.3701

VGA BIOS Version:

SantaRosa 1436

Serial Number:

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Asset Tag Number:

Produce Name:

Manufacturer Name:

Acer

UUID:

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Select Item F5/F6 Change Values F9 Setup Defaults

Select Menu Ente Select ► Su b-Menu F10 Save and Exit

Navigating the BIOS Utility

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

  • To choose a menu, use the cursor left/right keys (gg).
  • To choose an option, use the cursor up/down keys (QQ).
  • To change an option format, press por Q.
  • 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 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. Please note that system information is subject to different models.

Information

Phoenix TrustedCore(tm) Setup Utility

Information

Main Security Boot

CPU Type :

Intel (R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T2 3 1 0 @ 1.46GHz

CPU Speed :

1460 MHz

IDE1 Model Name :

Hitachi HTS541616J9SA00

IDE1 Serial Number :

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

ATAPI Model Name :

Optiarc DVD RW AD-7530A

System BIOS Version:

v1.3701

VGA BIOS Version:

SantaRosa 1436

Serial Number:

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Asset Tag Number:

Produce Name:

Manufacturer Name:

Acer

UUID:

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Exit

F1

Help

U Select Item

F5/F6 Change Values

F9

Setup Defaults

Esc

Exit

Select Menu

Ente Select ► Su b-Menu

F10

Save and Exit

NOTE: The system information is subject to different models.

Parameter

Description

CPU Type / CPU Speed

This field shows the CPU type and speed of the system.

IDE1 Model Name

This field shows the model name of HDD installed on primary IDE master.

IDE1 Serial Number

This field displays the serial number of HDD installed on primary IDE master.

ATAPI Model Name

This field displays the model number of the installed ATAPI drive.

System BIOS Version

Displays system BIOS version.

VGA BIOS Version

This field displays the VGA firmware version of the system.

Serial Number

This field displays the serial number of this unit.

Asset Tag Number

This field displays the asset tag number of the system.

Product Name

This field shows product name of the system.

Manufacturer Name

This field displays the manufacturer of this system.

UUID Number

This will be visible only when an internal LAN device is presenting. UUID=32bytes

Main

The Main screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information, and also includes basic setup parameters. It allows the user to specify standard IBM PC AT system parameters.

Phoenix TrustedCore(tm) Setup Utility

Information

| Main

Security Boot Exit

System Date :

System Date :

System Memory :

640 KB

Extended Memory :

2038 MB

Video Memory :

[8MB]

Quiet Boot :

[Enabled]

Power On Display :

[Auto]

Network Boot :

[Enabled]

F12 Boot Menu :

[Disabled]

D2D Recovery :

[Enabled]

Shows system base memo Shows extended memory

Shows system base memo Shows extended memory

<Enter> selects field. ry size size

Item Specific Help

F1 Help

ii Select Item

F5/F6 Change Values

F9 Setup Defaults

Esc Exit

Select Menu

Ente Select ► Sub-Menu

F10 Save and Exit

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

Parameter

Description

Format/Option

System Time

Sets the system time. The hours are displayed with 24-hour format.

Format: HH:MM:SS (hour:minute:second) System Time

System Date

Sets the system date.

Format MM/DD/YYYY (month/day/ year) System Date

System Memory

This field reports the memory size of the system. Memory size is fixed to 640MB

Extended Memory

This field reports the memory size of the extended memory in the system.

Extended Memory size=Total memory size-1MB

Video Memory

Shows the Video memory size.

Quiet Boot

Determines if Customer Logo will be displayed or not; shows Summary Screen is disabled or enabled.

Enabled: Customer Logo is displayed, and Summary Screen is disabled. Disabled: Customer Logo is not displayed, and Summary Screen is enabled.

Option: Enabled or Disabled

Power On display

Auto: During power process, the system will detect if any display device is connected on external video port. If any external display device is connected, the power on display will be in CRT (or projector) only mode. Otherwise it will be in LCD only mode.

Both: Simultaneously enable both the integrated LCD screen and the system's external video port (for an external CRT or projector).

Option: Auto or Both

Network Boot

Enables, disables the system boot from LAN (remote server).

Option: Enabled or Disabled

F12 Boot Menu

Enables, disables Boot Menu during POST. NOTE: The Boot device change is only for one time change. In other words, the next time system reboot, the boot device sequence will be the same as the one defined in the BIOS setup (Boot menu).

Option: Disabled or Enabled

D2D Recovery

Enables, disables D2D Recovery function. The function allows the user to create a hidden partition on hard disc drive to store operation system and restore the system to factory defaults.

Option: Enabled or Disabled

NOTE: The sub-items under each device will not be shown if the device control is set to disable or auto. This is because the user is not allowed to control the settings in these cases.

Security

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

Phoenix TrustedCore(tm) Setup Utility

Information Main

1 Security |

Boot Exit

Item Specific Help

Supervisor Password Is :

User Password Is :

Hard Disk Password Status :

Clear Clear Clear

[Enter] [Enter] [Enter]

Supervisor Password

Set User Password Set Hard Disk Password

controls access to the setup utility.

Password on boot :

[Disabled]

Select Item Select Menu

Change Values Select ► Sub-Menu

Change Values Select ► Sub-Menu

Setup Defaults 0 Save and Exit

Parameter

Description

Option

Supervisor Password Is

Shows the setting of the Supervisor password

Clear or Set

User Password Is

Shows the setting of the user password.

Clear or Set

Hard Disk Password Status

Shows the setting of the hard disk password.

Clear or HDD Password Set

Set Supervisor Password

Press Enter to set the supervisor password. When set, this password protects the BIOS Setup Utility from unauthorized access. The user can not either enter the Setup menu nor change the value of parameters.

Set User Password

Press Enter to set the user password. When user password is set, this password protects the BIOS Setup Utility from unauthorized access. The user can enter Setup menu only and does not have right to change the value of parameters.

NOTE: Only when the supervisor password was set then user password can be set.

Set Hard Disk Password

Press Enter to set the hard disk password. When set, this password protects the internal hard disk from unauthorized access. The user can not either enter the Setup menu nor change the value of parameters.

Password on boot

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

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 as you set the supervisor, user, or hard disk password:

1. Use the W and Q keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the key. The Set Supervisor Password box appears:

Set Supervisor Password Enter New Password [ ]

Confirm New Password

2. Type a password in the "Enter New Password" field. The password length can not exceed 8 alphanumeric characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9, not case sensitive). Retype the password in the "Confirm New Password" field.

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

  1. Press . After setting the password, the computer sets the Supervisor Password parameter to "Set".
  2. If desired, you can opt to enable the Password on boot parameter.
  3. When you are done, press g 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 Supervisor Password parameter and press the key. The Set Supervisor Password box appears:

Set Supervisor Password

Enter Current Password [

]

Enter New Password [

]

Confirm New Password [

]

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

Changing a Password

1. Use the W and Y keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the key. The Set Supervisor Password box appears:

Set Supervisor Password

Enter Current Password [

]

Enter New Password [

]

Confirm New Password [

]

  1. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press .
  2. Type a password in the Enter New Password field. Retype the password in the Confirm New Password field.
  3. Press . After setting the password, the computer sets the Supervisor Password parameter to "Set".
  4. If desired, you can enable the Password on boot parameter.
  5. When you are done, press g to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility. If the verification is OK, the screen will display as following.

Setup Notice Changes have been saved. [Continue]

The password setting is complete after the user presses g.

If the current password entered does not match the actual current password, the screen will show you the Setup Warning.

Setup Warning Invalid Password. [Continue]

If the new password and confirm new password strings do not match, the screen will display the following message.

Setup Warning Password do not match. Re-enter password. [Continue]

Boot

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

Phoenix TrustedCore(tm) Setup Utility

Information Main Security

| Boot

Exit

Item Specific Help

Boot priority order:

Keys used to view or

2

IDE CD : Optiarc DVD RW AD-7530A-(P

configure devices :

3

PCI BEV : MBA v9.4.5 Slot 0500

Up and Down arrows

4

USB HDD :

select a device.

5

USB CDROM :

<+> and <-> moves

6:

USB FDC :

the device up or down.

7:

USB KEY :

<f> and <r> specifies

B:

the device fixed or

Excluded from boot order :

removable.

<x> exclude or include

the device to boot.

<Shift + 1> enables or

disables a device.

<1 - 4> Loads default

boot sequence.

F1 Help

ti Select Item

F5/F6 Change Values

F9 Setup Defaults

Esc Exit

<—i Select Menu

Ente Select ► Sub-Menu

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

Phoenix TrustedCore(tm) Setup Utility

Information Main Security

Exit

Boot

Information Main Security

Exit

Boot

Item Specific Help

Exit Discarding Changes Load Setup Defaults Discard Changes

Exit System Setup and save your changes to CMOS.

Save Changes

F1 Help

Î* Select Item

I5/I6 Change Values

F9 Setup Defaults

Esc Exit

<—i Select Menu

Ente Select ► Sub-Menu

F10 Save and Exit

The table below describes the parameters in this screen.

Parameter

Description

Exit Saving Changes

Exit System Setup and save your changes to CMOS.

Exit Discarding Changes

Exit utility without saving setup data to CMOS.

Load Setup Defaults

Load default values for all SETUP item.

Discard Changes

Load previous values from CMOS for all SETUP items.

Save Changes

Save Setup Data to CMOS.

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