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 on the bottom of screen).

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.

Phoenix TrustedCore Setup Utility

Information Main Advanced Security Boot Exit

CPU Type: CPU Speed:

Genuine Intel ® CPU XXXXGHz

Help Item

IDE0 Model Name: IDE0 Serial Number: IDE1 Model Name: IDE1 Serial Number:

Intel RaidO TSST CorpCD MK3018GAP-(PM) Y2554027T

Menu Level ►

ATAPI Model Name System BIOS Version VGA BIOS Version

Slimtype DVD-ROM LSD-081-(S V1.0

ATI M9+XC V0.1

Serial Number Asset Tag Number Product Name Manufacturer Name UUID:

XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX TravelMate XXXX Acer Inc. XXXXXXXXXX

U^^ :Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD :Value F10: Save and Exit ESC:Exit F1: General Help F5: Previous Values F7: Optimized Defaults

Navigating the BIOS Utility

There are six menu options: Info., Main, System Devices, Security, Boot, and Exit. Follow these instructions:

q To choose a menu, use the cursor left/right keys (zx). q To choose a parameter, use the cursor up/down keys ( wy). q To change the value of a parameter, press por q.

q A plus sign (+) indicates the item has sub-items. Press e to expand this item.

q Press A while you are in any of the menu options to go to the Exit menu.

q In any menu, you can load default settings by pressing t. You can also press u 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

NOTE: The following system information is subject change between models and is for reference only.

Phoenix TrustedCore Setup Utility Information

CPU Type: CPU Speed:

Genuine Intel ® CPU XXXXGHz

Help Item

IDE0 Model Name: IDE0 Serial Number: IDE1 Model Name: IDE1 Serial Number:

Intel Raid0 TSST CorpCD MK3018GAP-(PM) Y2554027T

Menu Level ►

ATAPI Model Name System BIOS Version VGA BIOS Version

Slimtype DVD-ROM LSD-081-(! V1.0

ATI M9+XC V0.1

Serial Number Asset Tag Number Product Name Manufacturer Name UUID:

XXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXX TravelMate XXXX Acer Inc. XXXXXXXXXX

U^^ :Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD :Value F10: Save and Exit ESC:Exit F1: General Help F5: Previous Values F7: Optimized Defaults

Parameter

Description

CPU Type

This field shows the CPU type for the system

CPU Speed

This field shows the CPU speed for the system

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

IDE1 Serial Number

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

ATAPI Model Name

This field displays the ATAPI model name

System BIOS ver

Displays system BIOS version

VGA BIOS Ver

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

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

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.

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

Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility

Main

System Time

[09 : 00: 00]

Help Item

System Date

[01 : 01: 2007]

Menu Level ►

System Memory

640KB

Extended Memory

XXX

Video Memory

[8M]

Quiet Boot

[Enabled]

Network Boot

[Enabled]

F12 Boot Menu

[Disabled]

D2D Recovery

[Enabled]

U^^- :Move

Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD :Value

F10: Save and Exit ESC:Exit

F1: General Help F5: Previous Values

F7: Optimized Defaults

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 Date

Sets the system date

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

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)

Video 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 or disables the system boot from LAN (remote server)

Option: Enabled or Disabled

F12 Boot Menu

Enables or disables Boot Menu during POST. Enabled: During quite boot, the OEM POST screen displays Press <F12>Change Boot Device

Disabled: During quite boot, the OEM POST screen does not display Press <F12>Change Boot Device

Note: This Boot device change is applies to next boot only.

Option: Disabled or Enabled

D2D Recovery

Enables or 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.

Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility

Advanced

Serial Port

[Auto]

Help Item

Infrared Port (FIR)

[Auto]

Menu Level ►

Parallel Port

[Auto]

Mode

[ECP]

►ASF Configuration

Minimum Watchdog Timeout

[ ]

BIOS Boot Timeout

[ ]

OS Boot Timeout

[ ]

Power-on wait Time

[ ]

—» :Move Enter: Select

+/-/PU/PD :Value

F10: Save and Exit ESC:Exit

F1: General Help F5: Previous Values

F7: Optimized Defaults

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 setting of the serial port

Auto or Disabled

Infrared port

Displays the setting of the infrared port

Auto or Disabled

Parallel port

Displays the setting of the parallel port

Auto or Disabled

Mode

Displays the mode of the parallel port if enabled

ECP/SPP/EPP

ASF Configuration q Minimum Watchdog Timeout q BIOS Boot Timeout q OS Boot Timeout q Power-on wait Time

Access the ASF Submenu for the following features:

q Minimum Watchdog Timeout — q BIOS Boot Timeout — q OS Boot Timeout — q Power-on wait Time —

Enter a figure in minutes

Security

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

Phoenix

- Award WorkstationBIOS CMOS Setup Utility Security

Supervisor Password Is User Password Is

[Clear] [Clear]

Help Item

HDD Password Is

[Clear]

Menu Level ►

Set Supervisor Password Set User Password Set HDD Password

[Enter] [Enter] [Enter]

Password on Boot Current TPM State Change TPM State

[Disabled] [No Change]

U^^ :Move Enter: Select +/-/PU/PD :Value F10: Save and Exit ESC:Exit F1: General Help F5: Previous Values F7: Optimized Defaults

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 for the Supervisor password

Clear or Set

User Password Is

Shows the setting for the user password

Clear or Set

HDD Passwored Is

Shows the setting for 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

Press Enter to set the HDD password. When HDD password is set, this password protects the Primary HDD

Password on Boot

Defines whether a password is required or not while the events defined in this group happen. 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

Current TPM State

Change TPM State

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.

Password Conventions

All the passwords must obey the following rules:

q All the passwords can be set/cleared in BIOS Setup Security screen.

q The password entry consists up to 8 alphanumeric characters. At least 1 character must be assigned in this field.

The valid keys are listed in the table below:

Symbol Character

Symbol Name

A — Z

Alphabet A through Z (Not Case Sensitive)

0 — 9

Numeric Characters

-

Dash

=

Equals Sign

[

Left Bracket

]

Right Bracket

Period

,

Comma

Semi-colon

Symbol Character

Symbol Name

/

Slash

\

Back-slash

q The maximum cycles to retry password is limited to 3. q User cannot change/remove password during resuming from S4. q Finger print: support 10 fingers - Upack/Authentec modules.

Setting a Password

Perform the following steps to set the supervisor, user, or HDD password.

NOTE: The following example uses the Supervisor Password screens. The User and HDD Password screens are identical.

1. Use the ^ and ^ 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 i 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 careful when typing the password as the characters do not appear on the screen.

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

Removing a Password Follow these steps:

1. Use the ^ and ^ keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the Enter key. The Set Password box appears:

Set Supervisor Password

Enter current p as swo rd [

]

Enter New Password f

]

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, save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.

Changing a Password

1. Use the ^ and ^ keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the Enter key. The Set Password box appears:

Set Supervisor Password

Enter current p as sword [

]

Enter New Password [

]

Confirm Mew 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 Supervisor Password Is parameter to Set.
  4. If desired, you can enable the Password on Boot parameter.
  5. When you are done, 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 Enter.

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

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