BIOS Setup Utility

The BIOS Setup Utility is a hardware configuration program built into your system's BIOS (Basic Input/Output System). Since most systems are already properly configured and optimized, there is no need to run this utility. The BIOS setup utility stores basic settings for your system. You will need to run this utility if you encounter configuration problems. Refer to Chapter 4 Troubleshooting when problem arises.

Entering BIOS Setup

Power on the system to start the system POST process. During bootup, press F2 to enter the BIOS setup screen.

NOTE: You must press F2 while the system is booting. This key does not work during any other time.

BIOS Setup Primary Menus

There are several tabs on the setup screen corresponding to the six primiary BIOS menus.

Information

Main

Advanced

Security

Boot

Exit

In the descriptive table following each of the screen illustrations, settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings.

BIOS Setup Navigation Keys

Note the following reminders when moving around the Setup utility.

  • Use the Left and Right arrow keys to move to the next page or to return to the previous screen.
  • Use the Up and Down arrow keys to select an item.
  • Use the + and - keys to select an option.

NOTE: You can configure a parameter that is enclosed in square brackets. Grayed-out items have fixed settings and are not user-configurable.

□ Use the Enter key to display a submenu screen.

NOTE: When a parameter is preceeded by an arrow or (>), it means that a submenu screen is available.

  • Press F1 for General Help using the BIOS setup.
  • Press F9 to load the default configuration.
  • Press F10 to save changes and close the BIOS setup.
  • Press Esc to close the BIOSe setup.

NOTE: The parameters on the screens shown in this Guide display default system values. These values may not be the same as those in the system. System information is subject to different models.

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Main Advanced Security

Boot

Exit

CPU Type:

Intel (R) Core (TM)2 Duo CPU T7300 @ 2.00GHz

CPU Speed:

2000 MHz

IDE0 Model Name:

XXXXXXXXXXX-(XX)

IDE0 Serial Number:

XXXXXXXX

IDE1 Model Name:

None

IDE1 Serial Number:

None

A TAPI 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:

TravelMate/Extensa 5XXX

Manufacturer Name:

Acer

UUID:

XXXxXxXX-xXxX-XXxx-xXXx-xXXxXXxXxxXX

Help ^^BSelect Item H/^l Change Values IE9 Setup Defaults Exit ^J.Seiect Menu ^BntdJ Select ► Sub-Menu ^¡JJ Save and Exit

Parameter

Description

CPU Type

Type of processor currently installed in the system.

CPU Speed

Speed of the processor currently installed in the system.

IDE0 Model Name

Model name of HDD installed on the primary IDE channel.

IDE0 Serial Number

Serial number of HDD installed on the primary IDE channel.

IDE1 Model Name

Model name of devices installed on the secondary IDE channel. The hard disk drive or optical drive model name is automatically detected by the system.

IDE1 Serial Number

Serial number of devices installed on the secondary IDE channel.

ATAPI Model Name

Model name of the ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive installed in the system.

System BIOS Version

Version number of the BIOS setup utility.

VGA BIOS Version

Version number of the VGA firmware.

KBC Version

Version number of the keyboard controller.

Serial Number

Serial number of the system.

Asset Tag Number

Asset tag number of the system.

Product Name

Product name of the system.

Manufacturer Name

Name of the manufacturer of this system.

UUID

Visible only when an internal LAN device is present. UUID=32bytes

NOTE: The system configuration information varies in different models.

Phoenix TrustedCore(tm) Setup Utility

Main Advanced

Sec

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Ex

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System Time:

10:10:10]

System Date:

[04/28/2007]

System Memory:

640 KB

Extended Memory:

2046 MB

Video Memory:

256 MB

Quiet Boot:

[Enabled]

Network Boot:

[Enabled]

F12 Boot Menu:

[Disabled]

D2D Recovery:

[Enabled]

Item Specific Help

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

Select Item Select Menu

Change Values Select ►Sub-Men enu Him

Setup Defaults Save and Exit

Parameter

Description

Format/Option

System Time

Set the system time following the hour-minute-second format.

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

System Date

Set the date following the weekday-month-day-year format.

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

System Memory

Total size of system memory detected during POST.

Extended Memory

Total size of extended memory during POST.

Video Memory

Total size of VGA memory.

Quiet Boot

When Enabled, the BIOS splash screen is displayed during startup.

Enabled

Disabled

Network Boot

When Enabled, the system can be booted from another PC on your LAN, such as a remote server.

Enabled

Disabled

F12 Boot Menu

When Enabled, pressing the F12 key during POST brings up a menu of devices that you can select to boot.

Disabled

Enabled

D2D Recovery

Enables or disables disk-to-disk recovery. D2D recovery is a method of restoring the system to factory configurations without using recovery CDs.

Enabled

Disabled

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Information

M

ain

Advanced

Security Boot Exit

Infrared Port: ► ASF Configuration

Enabled

[Enabled]

Item Specific Help

Configure AHCI Mode using options:

  • Disabled] No configuration
  • Enabled] User configuration

Help Exit

Select Item Select Menu

Change Values Select ►Sub-Menu

Setup Defaults Save and Exit

Parameter

Description

Format/Option

AHCI Mode

Enables or disables access to SATA connectors via the AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) Option ROM. AHCI is an interface specification that allows the storage driver to enable advanced SATA features such as Native Command Queuing and hot plug.

Enabled

Disabled

Infrared Port

Enables or disables the infrared port.

Enabled

Disabled

ASF Configuration

Press Enter to configure the Alert Standard Format feature.

Phoenix TrustedCore(tm) Setup Utility

Information

Ma

in Advanced Security Boot Exit

Supervisor Password Is: User Password Is: Secondary MAS.Disk Status:

Set Supervisor Password

Set User Password

Set Secondary MAS.Disk Password

Password on Boot:

Item Specific Help

Clear Clear

Clear

Supervisor Password

controls access of the

IsMl

whole setup utility.

[Enter]

It can be used to boot

[Enter]

up when Password on

boot is enabled.

[Disabled]

Select Item Select Menu

Change Values Select ►Sub-Menu

Setup Defaults Save and Exit

Parameter

Description

Option

Supervisor Password Is

Indicates whether a supervisor password has been assigned.

Clear or Set

User Password Is

Indicates whether a user password has been assigned.

Clear or Set

Secondary MAS.Disk Status

Indicates whether a hard disk drive password has been assigned.

Clear or HDD Password Set

Set Supervisor Password

Press Enter to configure the supervisor password.

Set User Password

Press Enter to configure the user password.

Set Secondary MAS.Disk Password

Press Enter to configure the hard disk drive password.

Password on Boot

Enables or disables security check during POST.

Disabled or Enabled

NOTE: Refer to the "Removing a System Password" section for more information on how to remove a password.

Setting a System Password

  1. Use the up/down keys to select a password parameter (Set Supervisor Password, Set User Password, or Set Secondary MAS.Disk Password), then press Enter. A Password box will appear.
  2. Type a password then press Enter.

The password may consist of up to six alphanumeric characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9).

  1. Retype the password to verify the first entry then press Enter again.
  2. Press F10.
  3. Select Yes to save the new password and close the Setup Utility.

Changing a System Password

  1. Use the up/down keys to select a password parameter (Set Supervisor Password, Set User Password, or Set Secondary MAS.Disk Password), then press Enter.
  2. Type the original password then press Enter.
  3. Type a new password then press Enter.
  4. Retype the password to verify the first entry then press Enter again.
  5. Press F10.
  6. Select Yes to save the new password and close the Setup Utility.

Removing a System Password

  1. Use the up/down keys to select a password parameter (Set Supervisor Password, Set User Password, or Set Secondary MAS.Disk Password), then press Enter.
  2. Enter the current password then press Enter.
  3. Press Enter twice without entering anything in the new and confirm password fields.
  4. After doing this, the system automatically sets the related password parameter to Clear.

This menu allows you to set the drive priority during system boot-up. The system will attempt to boot from the first device on the list. If the first device is not available, it will continue down the list until it reaches an available device. BIOS setup will display an error message if the drive(s) specified is not bootable.

Phoenix TrustedCore(tm) Setup

Utility

Information

Main Advanced

Security

Boot

DE0: XXXXXXXXXXX-(XX)

3: CD/DVD: XXXXXXXXXXX-XXX XX-XXXX-XX

Item Specific Help

Use <t> or <> 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

Select Select

Item Menu

Change Values Select ►Sub-Men enu ■19m

Setup Defaults Save and Exit

Phoenix TrustedCore(tm) Setup Utility

Information Main Advanced Security Boot Exit

Exit Saving Changes

Exit Discarding Changes Load Setup Defaults Discard Changes Save Changes

Exit System Setup and save your changes to CMOS.

Help Exit

Select Item Select Menu

Change Values Select ►Sub-Meni

Setup Defaults Save and Exit

Parameter

Description

Exit Saving Changes

Save changes made and close the BIOS setup.

Exit Discarding Changes

Discards changes made and close the BIOS setup.

Load Setup Defaults

Loads the default settings for all BIOS setup parameters. Setup Defaults are quite demanding in terms of resources consumption. If you are using low-speed memory chips or other kinds of low-performance components and you choose to load these settings, the system might not function properly.

Discard Changes

Discards all changes made in the BIOS setup.

Save Changes

Saves changes made in the BIOS setup.

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