Acer Travelmate C200 Disassembly

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.

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 cursor left/right keys (gg).
  • To choose a parameter, use the cursor up/down keys ( QQ).
  • To change the value of a parameter, press por Q.
  • 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 g. You can also press g 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.

Information

Parameter

Description

IDE1 Model Name

Shows 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 #

This field display 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.

IDE2 Model Name

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

IDE2 Serial #

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

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.

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

VGA Memory

Shows the VGA memory size. The default value is set to 8MB.

Note: 8MB is VGA memory size under DOS mode. Dynamic video memory allocation up to 64MB in Windows mode.

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

PXE (Preboot Execution Environment) Boot From LAN

Indicates that whether the notebook can boot from LAN or not.

Option: Enabled or Disabled

F12 Boot Menu

Determines if the OEM POST screen will have "Press <F12> Change Boot Device" or not during user's quite boot.

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

PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility

1 Information! Main

I Advancedl

Security Boot Exit^^^^^^^^l

F1 Help

t 4 Select Item

F5/F6 Change Values

F9 Setup Defaults

Esc Exit

^ Select Menu

Ente Select 4 Sub-Menu

F10 Save and Exit

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

Parameter

Description

Options

Infrared/Serial port

Enables, disables the infrared/serial port.

Enabled/Disabled

Security

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

Information!

Advanced

Item Specific Help

User Password is

Clear

Supervisor Password is

Clear

Supervisor Password

Set User Password

[Enter]

controls accesses of the

Set Supervisor Password

[Enter]

whole setup utility.

It can be used to

boot up when Password

Password on boot:

[Enabled]

on boot is enabled.

HHelp tl Select Item F5/F6 Change Values F9 Setup Defaults

Exit Select Menu Ente Select 4 Sub-Menu F10 Save and Exit

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.

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.

Information!

PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility

Advanced

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 [

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 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 rd [

]

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

Changing a Password

1. Use the Q 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 rd [

]

Enter New Password [

]

Confirm Hew Password [

]

  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.

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.

PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility

| Information! Main Advanced Security

Boot

Hard Drive Removable Device CD-ROM Drive

Item Specific Help

Keys used to view or configure devices: <Enter> expnads or Collapses Devices with a + or -

<Ctrl+Enter> expnads all <Shift + 1> enables or disables a device.

<+> and <-> moves the device up or down.

<n> May move removable device between Hard Disk or Removable Disk. <d> Remove a device that is not installed.

Help Exit

Help Exit

Select Item Select Menu

Select Item Select Menu

Change Values Select 4 Sub-Menu

Change Values Select 4 Sub-Menu

Setup Defaults 0 Save and Exit

Setup Defaults 0 Save and Exit

Exit

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

PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility

1 Information!

Main

Advanced Security

Boot

! Exitï^^^^^H

Item Specific Help

Exit Saving Changes

Exit Discarding Changes

Exit System Setup and

Load Setup Defaults

save your changes to

Discard Changes

CMOS.

Save Changes

HHelp t9 Select Item F5/F6 Change Values F9 Setup Defaults

Exit ^ Select Menu Ente Select 4 Sub-Menu F10 Save and Exit

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.

BIOS Flash Utility

The BIOS flash memory update is required for the following conditions:

  • New versions of system programs
  • New features or options
  • Restore a BIOS when it becomes corrupted. Use the Phlash utility to update the system BIOS flash ROM.

NOTE: If you do not have a crisis recovery diskette at hand, then you should create a Crisis Recovery Diskette before you use the Phlash utility.

NOTE: Do not install memory-related drivers (XMS, EMS, DPMI) when you use the Phlash.

NOTE: Please use the AC adaptor power supply when you run the Phlash utility. If the battery pack does not contain enough power to finish BIOS flash, you may not boot the system because the BIOS is not completely loaded.

Fellow the steps below to run the Phlash.

  1. Prepare a bootable diskette.
  2. Copy the Phlash utilities to the bootable diskette.
  3. Then boot the system from the bootable diskette. The Phlash utility has auto-execution function.
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