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 g during POST (when "Press <F2> to enter Setup" message is prompted on the bottom of screen). The setup screen displays BIOS as follows:

Function

Item

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

During setup, all Fn function keys and power saving functions are disabled. There are five menu options: Main, Advanced, Security, Boot and Exit. Follow these instructions below

  • To choose a menu, use the cursor left/right keys (00).
  • To choose a parameter, use the cursor up/down keys (00).
  • To change the value of a parameter, press 0 or 0.
  • 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 0. You can also press 0 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.

Information

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Parameter

Description

CPU Type

This item will show the CPU information of the system.

CPU Speed

This item will show the CPU clock speed.

IDE1 Model Name

This item will show the Model name of HDD installed on Primary IDE master. The hard disk model name is automatically detected by the system. If there is no hard disk present or unknown type, "None" should be shown on this field

IDE1 Serial Number

This item will show the Serial number of HDD installed on Primary IDE master. If no Hard disk or other devices are installed on Primary IDE master, then it will display a blank line

System BIOS Version

This field reports the BIOS version of system

VGA BIOS Version

This field reports the VGA version of the system

KBC Version

This field reports the keyboard controller version of the system

Serial Number

This item will show the Serial number of system.

Asset Tag Number

This item will show the Asset Tag number of the system.

Product Name

This field will show product name.

Manufacturer Name

This field will show manufacturer name.

UUID

This will be visible only when there is an internal LAN device present.

Main

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Parameter

Description

System Time / System Date

The hours are displayed with 24 hours format. The values set in these two fields take effect immediately.

System Memory

This field reports the memory size of system base memory. The size is fixed to 640KB.

Extended Memory

This field reports the memory size of the extended memory in the system. Extended Memory size = Total memory size - 1 MB

Video Memory

VGA Memory size = 128MB

Quiet Boot

Customer Logo display will be shown during POST when it is selected.

Power on display

Auto: During power on 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).

Network boot

When this is selected, Boot from LAN feature is enabled. When this is not selected, Boot from LAN feature is then disabled.

F12 Boot Menu

When this is selected, users can modify device boot priority by pressing F12 key during POST. When this is not selected, device boot priority will not be adjustable during POST.

D2D Recovery

Allow user to enable/disable the Disk-to-Disk recovery

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