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

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System BIOS Version: VGA BIOS Version:

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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.

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Invoking BIOS Setup

The setup function can only be invoked by pressing F2 when Press <F2> to enter Setup message is prompted on the bottom of screen during POST.

The setup uses a menu driven interface to allow the user to configure their system. The features are divided into 6 parts as follows:

Information Display the system informations.

Main Allows the user to specify standard IBM PC AT system parameters.

Advanced Provides advanced settings of the system.

Security Provides security settings of the system.

Boot Allows the user to specify the boot options.

Exit Allows the user to save CMOS setting and exit Setup.

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.

NOTE: Please note that system information is subject to different models.

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NOTE: The system information is subject to different models.

Parameter

Description

CPU Type

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.

IDE2I Model Name

This field displays the mofel name of devices installed on secondary IDE master. The hard disk drive or optical drive model name is automatically detected by the system.

IDE2 Serial Number

This field shows the serial number of devices installed on secondary IDE master.

System BIOS ver

Displays system BIOS version.

VGA BIOS Ver

This field displays the VGA firmware version of the system.

KBC Ver

This field shows the keyboard

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.

Parameter

Description

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.

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Information

Advanced

Security Boot

Exit

Item specific Help

System iime:

[09:00:00]

System Date.

[01/01/2007]

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Total Memory

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Video Memory:

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Quiet Boot

[Enabled]

Network Boot

[Enabled]

F12 Boot Menu

[Disabled]

D2D Recovery

[Enabled]

SATAMode

[AMCI Mode]

Change Values Select 1 Sub-Menu

Setup defaults Save and Exit

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

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

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

VGA Memory

Shows the VGA memory size. VGA Memory size=64/128MB

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.

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.

Advanced

The Advanced screen displays advanced settings in BIOS.

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Serial Port [Auto]

Infrared Port(FIR) [Auto]

Parallel Port [Auto]

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

Parameter

Description

Option

Serial port

Displays the settings of the serial port

Enabled or Disabled

Parallel port

Shows the settings of the parallel port

Enabled or Disabled

Security

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

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Advanced

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Item specific Help

Supervisor Password Is

Clear

User Password Is

Clear

HDD Password Is.

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Set Supervisor Password

[Enter]

Set User Password

[Enter]

Set HDD Password

[Enter]

Password on Boo'

[Disabled]

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Setup defaults Save and Exit

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

Parameter

Description

Option

User Password is

Shows the setting of the user password.

Clear or Set

Supervisor Password is

Shows the setting of the Supervisor password

Clear or Set

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.

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.

HardDisk Security

Enables or disables primary hard disk security function.

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 user or the supervisor password:

1. Use the w andy keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the e key. The Set Supervisor Password box appears:

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2. Type a password in the "Enter New Password" field. The password length can not exceeds 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.

After setting the password, the computer sets the User Password parameter to "Set".

  1. If desired, you can opt to enable the Password on boot parameter.
  2. When you are done, press u 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 e key. The Set Password box appears:

Set Supervisor Password

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Confirm New Password [

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  1. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press e.
  2. Press e 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 u to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility. Changing a Password
  4. Use the w and y keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the e key. The Set Password box appears:

Set Supervisor Password

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Enter New Password [

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Confirm New Password [

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

The password setting is complete after the user presses u.

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

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

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.

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Information Main Advanced

Security Exit

Item specific Help

Boot prioroty order :

Use <f > or 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

1 : IDEO : WDC WD200EB -(PM)

2 IDE I : WDC WD200EB -(PM

3: CD/DVD

4: PCI LAN

5. USB HDD

6. USB FDD

7. USB Key

8. USB CD/DVD ROM

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Exit

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

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Item specific Help

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

Save changes

Select Item Select Menu

Change Values Select ► Sub-Menu

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Setup defaults 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 Default

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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