Setup Utility Menus

The Setup Utility has five menus for configuring the various system functions. These include:

• Information

NOTE: The screenshots used in this section are for illustration only. The values displayed may not be the same as those in your computer.

Information

The Information menu screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information. These information are necessary for troubleshooting and may be required when asking for technical support.

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CPU Type:

Intel (R) Core (TM)2 Duo CPU T64OO @ 2.OO GHz

CPU Speed:

2.OOGHz

IDE0 Model Name:

XXXXXXXXXXX-(XX)

IDE0 Serial Number:

XXXXXXXX

ATAPI Model Name:

XXXXXXXXXXX-XXX XX-XXXX-(XX)

System BIOS Version:

VX.XX

VGA BIOS Version:

XX-XXX XXXXXX.XXX.XXX.XXX.XXXXXX

KBC Version:

XX.XX

Serial Number:

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Asset Tag Number:

None

Product Name:

Aspire 5738

Manufacturer Name:

Acer

UUID:

XXXxXxXX-xXxX-XXxx-xXXx-xXXxXXxXxxXX

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The following table describes the information displayed in the Information menu screen.

Description

CPU Type

Displays the processor model.

CPU Speed

Displays the processor speed.

IDE0 Model Name

Displays the model name of the hard drive installed on the primary IDE master.

IDE0 Serial Number

Displays the serial number of the hard drive installed on the primary IDE master.

ATAPI Model Name

Displays the model name of the optical disc drive installed in the system.

System BIOS Version

Displays the current system BIOS version.

VGA BIOS Version

Displays the current VGA BIOS version.

KBC Version

Displays the keyboard controller version.

Serial Number

Displays the system serial number.

Asset Tag Number

Displays the system asset tag number

Product Name

Displays the official model name of the computer.

Manufacturer Name

Displays the manufacturer of the computer.

UUID

Displays your computer's UUID (universally unique identifier). UUID is an identifier standard used in software construction, standardized by the Open Software Foundation (OSF) as part of the Distributed Computing Environment (DCE).

Main

The Main menu screen allows you to configure the basic system settings.

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Information 1

Main Security

Boot

Exit

System Time:

632 KB 4093 MB 512 MB

Item Specific Help

System Date:

System Memory: Extended Memory Video Memory:

<Tab>, <Shift-Tab>, or <Enter> selects field.

Quiet Boot: Network Boot: F12 Boot Menu: D2D Recovery: SATAMode

[Enabled] [Enabled] [Disabled] [Enabled] [AHCI]

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The following table describes the parameters in this screen.

Field

Description

Value

System Time

Sets the system time.

HH:MM:SS (hour:minute:second)

System Date

Sets the system date.

MM/DD/YYYY (month/day/year)

System Memory

Displays the size of system memory detected during boot-up.

Extended Memory

Displays the size of extended memory detected during boot-up. Extended memory = Total memory -1MB

Video Memory

Displays the size of video memory detected during boot-up.

Quiet Boot

Enables or disables the Quiet Boot function. When enabled, BIOS setup is in graphical mode and displays only an identification logo during POST and while booting. After booting, the screen displays the operating system prompt (such as DOS) or logo (such as Windows 95). If any error occurs while booting, the system automatically switches to text mode. When disabled, BIOS setup is in the conventional text mode where you see the system initialization details on the screen.

Disabled Enabled

Network Boot

When enabled, a remote host with appropriate boot image can boot this computer. (only works with an Ethernet device.)

Disabled

Enabled

F12 Boot Menu

Enables or disables the Boot menu during POST.

Disabled

Enabled

D2D Recovery

Enables or disables D2D Recovery function. This function allows the user to create a hidden partition on the hard drive to store the operation system. User can then use this partition to restore the system to factory defaults.

Disabled

Enabled

Field

Description

Value

SATA Mode

Select the SATA controller operating mode. When set to AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface), the SATA controller enables its AHCI and RAID features when the computer boots up.

When set to IDE, the SATA controller disables its AHCI and RAID functions when the computer boots up. NOTE: The Acer eMachine D525/D725 computer does not support AHCI or RAID functions so set this parameter to IDE to speed up the boot-up time.

AHCI

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

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Security Boot

Exit

Item Specific Help

Supervisor Password Is:

Clear

User Password is:

Clear

HDD Password is:

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Supervisor Password controls access of the whole setup utility.

Set User Password

[Enter]

It can be used to boot

Set HDD Password

[Enter]

up when Password on boot is enabled.

Password on Boot:

[Disabled]

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The following table describes the parameters in the Security menu screen.

Description

Value

Supervisor Password is

Displays the supervisor password status.

Clear

User Password is

Displays the user password status.

Set

HDD Password is

Displays the HDD password status.

Set Supervisor Password

Press Enter to configure the supervisor password. When set, this password will allow the user to access and change all settings in the Setup Utility.

Set User Password

Press Enter to configure the user password. When set, this password will restrict a user's access to the Setup menus. Only the following menus will be accessible:

  • System Time and System Date
  • All Exit menu options excluding Load Setup Defaults

A supervisor password must first be set before creating this user password.

Set HDD Password

Press Enter to configure the HDD password. When set, this password will restrict a user's access to the hard disk drive. It will be required during boot-up or when waking from hibernation mode.

Password on Boot

Referred to as power-on password. When set, the user or supervisor password will be required to boot up the system. A supervisor password must first be set before creating this password.

Disabled

Enabled

Setting a system password

Note the following before you define a system password:

  • The maximum length of password contains 8 alphanumeric characters—A - Z, 0 - 9, and ';' (for French keyboard).
  • System passwords are case-insensitive.
  • When you are prompted to enter a password, you have three tries before the system halts. Do not forget your password. If you forget your password, you may have to return your computer to your dealer to reset it.

To set a system password: 1. Select a password parameter, then press Enter. The password box appears.

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2. Type a password then press Enter.

IMPORTANT: Be very careful when typing your password because the characters do not appear on the screen. Only shaded blocks representing each typed character are visible.

3. Retype the password to verify the first entry, then press Enter. You will be prompted to save the new password.

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  1. Press Enter.
  2. Press F10 to save the password and close the Setup Utility.

To change a system password: 1. Select a password parameter, then press Enter. The password box appears.

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  1. Type the original password, then press Enter.
  2. Type a new password, then press Enter.
  3. Retype the new password to verify the first entry, then press Enter. You will be prompted to save the new password.
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Press Enter.

Press F10 to save the password and close the Setup Utility.

To remove a system password:

  1. Select a password parameter, then press Enter. The password box appears.
  2. Type the original password, then press Enter.
  3. Press Enter twice without entering anything in the new and confirm password fields. You will be prompted to confirm the password removal.
  1. Press Enter.
  2. Press F10 to save the changes you made and close the Setup Utility. Resetting a system password:

If you have forgotten the user password, the computer will continue to function normally but you will have limited access to the Setup Utility.

If you have enabled the Password on Boot field and you forget the supervisor password, you will not be able to boot up the computer. The same thing applies if you forget the HDD password.

To clear a lost BIOS password (user or supervisor password) you need to short the G61 hardware gap located near the processor socket (U33). Go to page 70 for instructions.

To regain access to your computer if you lose the HDD password, you need to generate a master password and unlock your hard drive. Go to page 71 for instructions.

Boot

The Boot menu screen allows users to set the preferred drive sequence in which the Setup Utility attempts to boot the operating system.

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1: IDE0

2: CD/DVD: XXXXXXXXXXX-XXXXX-(X

3: Network Boot: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Use <t> or <t> to select a device, then press <F6> to move it up the list, or <F5> to move it down the list. Press <Esc> to escape the menu.

Boot priority order

1: IDE0

2: CD/DVD: XXXXXXXXXXX-XXXXX-(X

3: Network Boot: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Use <t> or <t> to select a device, then press <F6> to move it up the list, or <F5> to move it down the list. Press <Esc> to escape the menu.

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Exit MS

Select Select

Item Menu

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Change Values Select ► Sub-Menu

Setup Defaults Save and Exit

Setting the boot drive sequence

By default, the computer searches for boot devices in the following order:

  1. Hard disk drive
  2. Optical disc drive
  3. Network boot
  4. External USB HDD
  5. External USB floppy drive
  6. External USB keyboard
  7. External USB optical drive

To set the boot drive sequence:

  1. Press T or to highlight a bootable device.
  2. Press F5 or F6 to move the selected device up or down the boot sequence.
  3. Press F10 to save the changes you made and close the Setup Utility.

Exit

The Exit menu screen lists the exit options to quit from the Setup Utility.

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Main Security Boot

Exit

Exit Discarding Changes Load Setup Defaults Discard Changes Save Changes

Exit Discarding Changes Load Setup Defaults Discard Changes Save Changes

Select Select

Item Menu

Enter

Change Values Select ► Sub-Menu

Setup Defaults Save and Exit

The following table describes the parameters in this screen.

Description

Exit Saving Changes

Saves changes made and closes the Setup Utility. Keyboard shortcut: F10-

Exit Discarding Changes

Discards changes made and closes the Setup Utility.

Load Setup Defaults

Loads the factory-default settings for all Setup parameters. Keyboard shortcut: F9

Discard Changes

Discards all changes made to the Setup Utility and loads previous configuration settings.

Save Changes

Saves all changes made to the Setup Utility.

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