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 F2 during POST (when "Press <F2> to enter Setup" message is prompted on the bottom of screen).

Press F2 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.

Information

Phoenix SecureCore(tm) Setup Utility

Securit

Information

Phoenix SecureCore(tm) Setup Utility

Securit

Boot

Exit

CPU Type:

Intel (R) Core (TM)2 Duo CPU T8400 @ 2.26 GHz

CPU Speed:

2.26GHz

IDE0 Model Name:

XXXXXXXXXXX-(XX)

IDE0 Serial Number:

XXXXXXXX

IDE1 Model Name:

XXXXXXXXXXX-(XX)

IDE1 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 8730G

Manufacturer Name:

Acer

UUID:

XXXxXxXX-xXxX-XXxx-xXXx-xXXxXXxXxxXX

Help ^»Select Item

Exit PU Select Menu

Enter

Help ^»Select Item

Exit PU Select Menu

Enter

Change Values Select ► Sub-Men

Setup Defaults nu nil Save and Exit

Boot

Exit

Navigating the BIOS Utility

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

  • To choose a menu, use the left and right arrow keys.
  • To choose an item, use the up and down arrow keys.
  • To change the value of a parameter, press F5 or F6.
  • A plus sign (+) indicates the item has sub-items. Press Enter to expand this item.
  • Press Esc 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 F9. You can also press F10 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

The Information screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information.

Phoenix SecureCore(tm) Setup Utility

Information

Main Security

CPU Type: CPU Speed: IDE0 Model Name: IDE0 Serial Number: IDE1 Model Name: IDE1 Serial Number:: ATAPI Model Name: System BIOS Version: VGA BIOS Version: KBC Version: Serial Number: Asset Tag Number: Product Name: Manufacturer Name: UUID:

Intel (R) Core (TM)2 Duo CPU T8400 @ 2.26 GHz 2.26GHz

XXXXXXXXXXX-(XX) XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXX-(XX) XXXXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXX-XXX XX-XXXX-(XX) VX.XX

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

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX None

Aspire 8730G Acer

XXXxXxXX-xXxX-XXxx-xXXx-xXXxXXxXxxXX

F1 Esc

Help Exit

Select Select

Item Menu

Enter

Change Select

Setup Defaults Save and Exit

NOTE: The system information is subject to different models.

Boot

Exit

Parameter

Description

CPU Type

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

CPU Speed

This field shows the speed of the CPU.

IDE0 Model Name

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

IDE0 Serial Number

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

IDE1 Model Name

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

IDE1 Serial Number

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

ATAPI Model Name

This field shows the model name of the Optical device installed in the system.

System BIOS Version

Displays system BIOS version.

VGA BIOS Version

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.

UUID Number

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 screen allows the user to set the system time and date as well as enable and disable boot option and recovery.

Aspire 8730/8730Z Series:

Phoenix SecureCore(tm) Setup Utility

Information Main Security

Boot Exit

System Time:

H|:10:10]

System Date:

[12/02/2008]

System Memory:

640 KB

Extended Memory:

4061 MB

Video Memory:

1 024 MB

Quiet Boot:

[Enabled]

Network Boot:

[Enabled]

F12 Boot Menu:

[Disabled]

D2D Recovery:

[Enabled]

SATAMode

[AHCI]

Item Specific Help

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

Help Exit

Select Item Select Menu

Enter

Change Values Select ► Sub-Menu

Setup Defaults Save and Exit

Aspire 8530 Series:

PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility

Information Main Security

Boot Exit

System Date:

00:10:10] [12/02/2008]

Total Memory:

2048 KB

Video Memory:

512 MB

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

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

Hfl Help Q Select 13 Exit BS Select

Item Menu

Change Values Select ► Sub-Menu

Item Specific Help

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

Change Values Select ► Sub-Menu

Setup Defaults 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

Total Memory

This field reports the total memory size of the system. For Aspire 8530 Series only.

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.

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

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

SATA Mode

Control the mode in which the SATA controller should operate.

Option: AHCI or IDE

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 SecureCore(tm) Setup Utility

I nformation

Main 1

Security

Boot

Exit

Supervisor Password is User Password is: H DD Password is:

Set Supervisor Password

Set User Password Set HDD Password

Password on Boot:

Supervisor Password is User Password is: H DD Password is:

Clear Clear Clear rantm

  • Enter] [ Enter]
  • Disabled]

Item Specific Help

Supervisor Password controls access of the whole setup util ity. I t can be used to boot up when Password on boot is enabled.

Help Exit

Select Item Select Menu

Enter

Change Values Ha Setup Defaults Select ►Sub-Menu BaBM Save and Exit

NOTE: Please refer to "Remove HDD/BIOS Password" section if you need to know how to remove HDD/BIOS Password.

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

HDD Password Is

Shows the setting of the hard disk password.

Clear or 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.

Set HDD Password

Enter HDD Password.

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" and "y" keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the e 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 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

Enter current p as s wo r d [

]

Enter New Password f

]

Confirm New Password [

]

  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

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

Enter current p as sword [

]

Enter New Password [

]

Confirm New Password [

]

  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 diskette drive in module bay, the onboard hard disk drive and the CD-ROM in module bay.

Phoenix SecureCore(tm) Setup Utility

Boot priority order

XXXXXXXXXXX-(XX)

Boot priority order

XXXXXXXXXXX-(XX)

IDE1: XXXXXXXXXXX-XXX XX-XXXX-XX

CD/DVD: Optiarc BD ROM BC-XXXXX-(X

PCI LAN: Network Boot

USB HDD:

USB FDD:

USB Key:

USB CD/DVD ROM:

Use <t > or <1 > to select a device, then press <F6> to move i up the list, or <F5> to move it down the list. Press <Esc> to escape the menu.

Help m Se

Select Item Select Menu

Change Values Select ► Sub-Menu

Setup Defaults Save and Exit

Exit

The Exit screen contains parameters that confirmed or discard the changes made to the parameters in the BIOS Setup Utility.

Phoenix SecureCore(tm) Setup Utility

Exit Saving Changes

Exit Saving Changes

Exit Discarding Changes Load Setup Defaults Discard Changes Save Changes

Exit System Setup and save your changes to CMOS.

H elp Exit

Select Item Select Menu

Change Values Sel ect ►Sub-Menu

Setup Defaul ts 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.

Was this article helpful?

0 0
The Ultimate Computer Repair Guide

The Ultimate Computer Repair Guide

Read how to maintain and repair any desktop and laptop computer. This Ebook has articles with photos and videos that show detailed step by step pc repair and maintenance procedures. There are many links to online videos that explain how you can build, maintain, speed up, clean, and repair your computer yourself. Put the money that you were going to pay the PC Tech in your own pocket.

Get My Free Ebook


Responses

Post a comment