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 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.

Phoenix TrustedCore(tm) Setup Utility

Information

Main

Advanced Security Boot Exit

CPU Type:

Mobile AMD Sempron (tm)

CPU Speed:

1800 MHz

IDE0 Model N

ame:

XXXXXXXXXXX-(XX)

IDE0 Serial N

umber:

XXXXXXXX

IDE1 Model N

ame:

None

IDE1 Serial N

umber:

None

ATAPI 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 5XXX

Manufacturer

Name:

Acer

UUID:

XXXxXxXX-xXxX-XXxx-xXXx-xXXxXXxXxxXX

Help Exit

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Change Values Select ►Sub-Menu

Setup Defaults Save and Exit

Navigating the BIOS Utility

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

Phoenix TrustedCore(tm) Setup Utility

Information ain Advanced Securit

Boot Exit

Type:

Speed:

Model

Name:

Serial

Number

Model

Name:

Serial

ATAPI Model Name: System BIOS Version: VGA BIOS Version: KBC Version: Serial Number: Asset Tag Number: Product Name: Manufacturer Name: UUID:

Mobile AMD Sempron (tm) 1800 MHz

XXXXXXXXXXX-(XX)

XXXXXXXX

None

None

XXXXXXXXXXX-XXX XX-XXXX-(XX) VX.XX

XX-XXX XXXXXX.XXX.XXX.XXX.XXXXXX XX.XX

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX None

TravelMate 5XXX Acer

XXXxXxXX-xXxX-XXxx-xXXx-xXXxXXxXxxXX

Help Exit

Select Item Select Menu

Enter

Change Values Select ►Sub-Menu

Setup Defaults Save and Exit

NOTE: The system information is subject to different models.

Parameter

Description

CPU Type

This field shows the CPU type and speed of the system.

CPU Speed

This field shows the speed of the CPU.

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 shows the model name of the Optical device installed in the system.

System BIOS Version

Displays system BIOS version.

VGA BIOS Version

This field displays the VGA firmware version of the system.

KBC Ver

This field shows the keyboard

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.

Phoenix TrustedCore(tm) Setup Utility

Information

in Advanced Security

Boot Exit

Item Specific Help

System Time:

00:10:10]

System Date:

[05/18/2007]

System Memory:

640 KB

Extended Memory:

766 MB

Video Memory:

[256] MB

Quiet Boot:

[Enabled]

Power on Display

[Auto]

Network Boot:

[Enabled]

F12 Boot Menu:

[Disabled]

D2D Recovery:

[Enabled]

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

EHelp ^«Select Item

Exit ^J.Select Menu

Enter

Change Values Select ►Sub-Me

Setup Defaults Save and Exit

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 24-hour format.

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

VGA Memory

Shows the VGA memory size. VGA Memory size=128/256 MB

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

Set the display output device on boot up.

Option: Auto or Both

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: Disabled 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

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

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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

Format/Option

Infrared Port

Enable or Disable the infrared port

Option: Enabled or Disabled

ASF Configuration

Configure Alert Standard Format (ASF) parameters. A standard for how alerting and remote-control capabilities on network controllers work Options:

Minimum WatchDog Timeout: [ ] BIOS Boot Timeout: [ ] OS Boot Timeout: [ ] Power-on wait time: [ ]

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

Phoenix TrustedCore(tm) Setup Utility

Information

Main Advanced

Security Boot Exit

Item Specific Help

Supervisor Password is:

User Password is:

Clear

HDD Password is:

Clear

Supervisor Password

controls access of the

Set Supervisor Password

namei

whole setup utility.

Set User Password

[Enter]

It can be used to boot

Set HDD Password

[Enter]

up when Password on

boot is enabled.

Password on Boot:

[Disabled]

Item Menu

Change Values Select ►Sub-Menu

Setup Defaults Save and Exit

NOTE: Please refer to "Remove HDD/BIOS Password" section if you need to know how to remove HDD/BIOS Password.

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 hard disk drive 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.

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 w andy 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 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 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 u to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.

Removing a Password

Follow these steps:

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

Set Supervisor Password

Enter current p as s wo r d [

]

Enter New Password f

]

Confirm New Password [

]

  1. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press e.
  2. Press e 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 w and y keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the e key. The Set Password box appears:

Set Supervisor Password

Enter current p as sword [

]

Enter New Password [

]

Confirm New Password [

]

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

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.

CD/DVD: XXXXXXXXXXX-XXX XX-XXXX-XX PCI LAN: MBA vXX.X.X Slot XXXX USB HDD: USB FDD: USB Key:

USB CD/DVD ROM:

Use <> or <> 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.

Select Select

Item Menu

Change Values Select ►Sub-Men u m

Setup Defaults Save and Exit

Exit

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

Phoenix TrustedCore(tm) Setup Utility

Exit Discarding Changes Load Setup Defaults Discard Changes Save Changes

Exit System Setup and save your changes to CMOS.

Help Exit

Select Select

Item Menu

Change Values Select ►Sub-Menu

Setup Defaults Save and Exit

F1 Esc

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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