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. Press <F12> during POST to enter multi-boot menu. In this menu, user can change boot device without entering BIOS SETUP Utility.

PhoenixBlOS Setup Utility

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Security

Boot Exit

Exit

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Navigating the BIOS Utility

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

  • 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 0or 0.
  • A plus sign (+) indicates the item has sub-items. Press to expand this item.
  • 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.

This menu provides you the information of the system.

Info.

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Info.

Main System Devices

CPU Type CPU Speed

HDD1 Model Name HDD1 Serial Number HDD2 Mode! Name HDD2 Serial Number ATAPI Device System BIOS Ver VGA BIOS Ver: KBC Ver Sériai Nuit Asset Tag Numbei Product Name Manufacturer Name: UUID

Help

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Security

Boot Exit

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Parameter

Description

Floppy Disk Drive

Shows floppy drive type informaiton.

Serial Number

This field displays the serial number of this unit.

UUID Number

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.

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System Time:

[00:12:45]

System Date:

[05T22/2003]

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System Memory:

640 KB

Show System Memory Size

Extended Memory:

23® MB

Show Extened Memory Size

Video Memory-

16MB]

Video Memory Size

Fast Boot:

(Enabled)

Power on display:

[Auto)

LCD Auto Dim:

[Enabled]

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NOTE: The screen above is for 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.

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

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. The default value is set to 16MB

Option:16/32MB

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

Power on display

Auto: During power 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).

Option: Auto or Both

LCD Auto Dim

Determines if the system will automatically dim the LCD brightness in order to save power when AC is not present.

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.

System Devices

The Advanced menu screen contains parameters involving your hardware devices. It also provides advanced settings of the system.

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Info. Main

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Serial Pott:

[Enabled]

Base I/O address:

[3F3J

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Interrupt

[IRQ 4]

using options:

Parallel Port:

[Enabled]

(Disabled]

Mode:

[ECP]

No configuration

Base I/O address:

[373]

(Enabled]

Interrupt

[IRQ 7]

User configuration

DMA channel:

[DMA 3]

[Auto]

BIOS or OS chooses

configuration

Internal Touch Pad

[Both]

(OS Controlled)

Displayed when

Infrared Port(FIR):

[Disabled]

controlled by OS

Exit

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The table below describes the parameters in the screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings.

Parameter

Description

Options

Serial Port

Enables, disables or auto detects the serial port.

Enabled/Disabled/Auto

Parallel Port

Enables, disables or auto detects the parallel port.

Enabled/Disabled/Auto

Mode

Sets the operation mode of the parallel port.

ECP, EPP, Output only or Bidirectional

Base I/O address

Sets the I/O address of the parallel port. This parameter is enabled only if Mode is set to ECP or Bi-directional. This parameter is enabled only if Mode is set to ECP.

378/278/3BC

Interrupt

Sets the interrupt request of the parallel port.

IRQ7/IRQ5

DMA channel

Sets a DMA channel for the printer to operate in ECP mode. This parameter is enabled only if Mode is set to ECP.

DMA3/DMA1

Internal Touchpad

Determines whether or not to disable the internal pointing device as the PS/2 mouse is connected.

Both or Auto

Infrared Port (FIR)

Enables, disables or auto detects the infrared port.

Disabled/EnabledDisabled/Auto

Security

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

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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

User Password is

Shows the setting of the uer password.

Clear or Set

Supervisor Password is

Shows the setting of the Supervisor password

Clear or Set

Set User Password

Press Enter to set the user password. When set, this password protects the BIOS Setup Utility from unauthorized access.

Set Supervisor Password

Press Enter to set the supervisor password. When set, this password protects the BIOS Setup Utility from unauthorized access.

Primary Harddisk Security

This feature is available to user when Supervisor password is set. Password can be written on HDD only when Supervisor password or user password is set and password on HDD is set to enabled. Supervisor Password is written to HDD only when Supervisor password is being set. User password is written to HDD when both passwords are set. When both Supervisor and user password are present, both passwords can unlock the HDD.

Disabled or Enabled

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 Q 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 [ j

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 g to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.

Removing a Password

Follow these steps:

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

Set Supervisor Password

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Confirm Mew Password [

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  1. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press .
  2. Press 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 g to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.

Changing a Password

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

Set Supervisor Password

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Enter New Password [

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Confirm New Password [

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  1. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press .
  2. Type a password in the Enter New Password field. Retype the password in the Confirm New Password field.
  3. Press . 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 g 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 g.

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

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Exit

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

Ibm Stup Utility

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.

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