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 if a 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.

Navigating the BIOS Utility

There are six menu options: Information, Main, Advanced, Security, Power, 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.

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CPU Type:

Intel (R) ATOM(TM) CPU N280 @ 1.66GHz

CPU Speed:

1.66 GHz

HDD Model Name:

TOSHIBA MK1655GXS

HDD Serial Number:

196CT185T

System BIOS Version:

V0.06

VGA BIOS Version:

Intel V1585

Serial Number:

XX.XX

Asset Tag Number:

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Product Name:

Manufacturer Name:

Acer

UUID:

FA593149A03011DD87F400235A66A68E

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Select Item Select Menu

Change Values Select ►Sub-Menu

Setup Defaults Save and Exit

Boot

Exit

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NOTE: The system information is subject to different models.

Parameter

Description

CPU Type

This field shows the CPU type of the system.

CPU Speed

This field shows the speed of the CPU.

HDD Model Name

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

HDD Serial Number

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

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

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.

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Information

Main

Security

Boot

Exit

System Time

[21:49:08]

System Date

[Œ/03/2009]

Total Memory: Video Memory:

Quick Boot Network Boot F12 Boot Menu D2D Recovery ASTS Mode

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

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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 24hour format.

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

System Date

Sets the system date.

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

Total Memory

This field reports the memory size of the system. Memory size is fixed to 2048 MB.

N/A

Video Memory

Shows the video memory size. VGA Memory size=8 MB

N/A

Quick Boot

Allows startup to skip certain tests while booting, decreasing the time needed to boot the system.

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: Enabled 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

Security

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

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Security

Boot

Exit

Supervisor Passowrd: User Password: HDD Password Is:

Clear Clear Clear

Set Supervisor Password Set User Password Set Hdd Password

Power on password

[Disable]

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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

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 HDD 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.

Power on password

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.

Enabled or Disabled

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 t and i keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the Enter 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.

  1. Press Enter. After setting the password, the computer sets the User Password parameter to "Set".
  2. If desired, you can opt to enable the Password on boot parameter.
  3. When you are done, press F10 to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.

Removing a Password

Follow these steps:

1. Use the t and i keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the Enter key. The Set 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 Enter.
  2. Press Enter 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 t and i keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the Enter key. The Set 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 Enter.
  2. Type a password in the Enter New Password field. Retype the password in the Confirm New Password field.
  3. Press Enter. 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 F10 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 Enter.

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

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

Setup Warning

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This menu allows the user to decide the order of boot devices to load the operating system. Bootable devices includes the USB diskette drives, the onboard hard disk drive and the DVD drive in the module bay.

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2. IDE1

  1. USB FDD:
  2. Network Boot: Atheros Boot Agent
  3. USB HDD:
  4. USB CDROM:

Change Values Select ►Sub-Menu

Setup Defaults Save and Exit

Exit

The Exit screen allows you to save or discard any changes you made and quit the BIOS Utility.

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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.

BIOS Flash Utility

The BIOS flash memory update is required for the following conditions:

  • New versions of system programs
  • New features or options
  • Restore a BIOS when it becomes corrupted. Use the Phlash utility to update the system BIOS flash ROM.

NOTE: If you do not have a crisis recovery diskette at hand, then you should create a Crisis Recovery Diskette before you use the Phlash utility.

NOTE: Do not install memory-related drivers (XMS, EMS, DPMI) when you use the Phlash.

NOTE: Please use the AC adaptor power supply when you run the flashit utility. If the battery pack does not contain enough power to finish BIOS flash, you may not boot the system because the BIOS is not completely loaded.

Follow the steps below to run the Phlash.

  1. Prepare a bootable diskette.
  2. Copy the flash utilities to the bootable diskette.
  3. Then boot the system from the bootable diskette. The flash utility has auto-execution function.

DOS Flash Utility

Perform the following steps to use the DOS Flash Utility:

1. Pass F2 into Setup Menu, Select "Boot Menu" to change boot priority order. ( Set Boot Priority 1: USB HDD for boot)

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Advanced Security

Boot priority order: 1. IDE 0: ST960821A 2: IDE 1: MATSHITADVD 3: USB FDD:

4. Network Boot: Realtek Boot Agent 5 USB HDD: xxxx USB 6. USBCDROM:

Boot

Item specific Help

Use <T> or <-l> 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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2. Execute the "IFLASH.BAT" batch file to update BIOS. Flash status as following picture

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WinFlash Utility

Perform the following steps to use the WinFlash Utility: 1. Run program, it will update BIOS automatically.

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2. Update ok, WinFlash close all AP then restart system.

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