BM5642/MD200
BP5242/SD100
BM5242
BM5342
ASUS PC
User Manual
BM5642/MD200
BP5242/SD100
BM5242
BM5342
E5419
First Edition V1
March 2010
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ASUS contact information
ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
Address
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Web site
Technical Support
Telephone Online support
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+86-21-38429911
support.asus.com
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Contents
Notices........................................................................................................... v
Safety information....................................................................................... vi
General precautions................................................................................... vii
About this guide........................................................................................ viii
System package contents............................................................................ x
System introduction
1.1
1.2
Front panel..................................................................................... 1-2
Rear panel...................................................................................... 1-3
1.3Connecting to the keyboard and the mouse.............................. 1-5
1.4
Connecting to other peripheral devices..................................... 1-5
Getting started
2.1
Installing an operating system.................................................... 2-2
2.3
Support DVD information............................................................. 2-3
2.2
Powering your system.................................................................. 2-2
2.3.1
Running the Support DVD............................................... 2-3
2.3.3
Utilities menu................................................................... 2-5
2.3.2
2.3.4
2.3.5
2.4
2.3.6
Other information............................................................. 2-7
Installing AI Manager....................................................... 2-9
2.4.3
AI Manager Quick Bar...................................................... 2-9
2.4.5
2.4.6
2.4.7
Launching AI Manager..................................................... 2-9
Main............................................................................... 2-10
My favorites.................................................................... 2-14
Support.......................................................................... 2-15
Information..................................................................... 2-15
Loading the initial OS default settings...................................... 2-16
Recovery DVD............................................................................. 2-16
2.6.1
Recovering a Windows® XP OS..................................... 2-16
2.6.3
Recovering a Windows® 7 OS....................................... 2-18
2.6.2
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ASUS contact information................................................ 2-6
2.4.1
2.4.4
2.6
Manual menu................................................................... 2-6
ASUS AI Manager.......................................................................... 2-9
2.4.2
2.5
Drivers menu.................................................................... 2-4
Recovering a Windows® Vista OS.................................. 2-17
Notices
Federal Communications Commission Statement
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
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This device may not cause harmful interference, and
This device must accept any interference received including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are
designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with manufacturer’s
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
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Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
The use of shielded cables for connection of the monitor to the graphics card is
required to assure compliance with FCC regulations. Changes or modifications
to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
Canadian Department of Communications Statement
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions
from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the
Canadian Department of Communications.
This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
REACH
Complying with the REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and
Restriction of Chemicals) regulatory framework, we published the chemical
substances in our products at ASUS REACH website at http://green.asus.com/
english/REACH.htm.
Macrovision Corporation Product Notice
This product incorporates copyright protection technology that is protected by
U.S. patents and other intellectual property rights. Use of this copyright protection
technology must be authorized by Macrovision, and is intended for home and other
limited viewing uses only unless otherwise authorized by Macrovision. Reverse
engineering or disassembly is prohibited.
Safety information
Electrical safety
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To prevent electric shock hazard, disconnect the power cable from the electric
outlet before relocating the system.
When adding or removing any devices to or from the system, contact a
qualified service technician or your retailer. Ensure that all the power cables for
the devices are unplugged before the signal cables are connected. If possible,
disconnect all the power cables from the existing system before you add or
remove a device to or from the system.
• If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a qualified
service technician or your retailer.
Operation safety
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Before using the product, ensure that all cables are correctly connected and
the power cables are not damaged. If you detect any damage, contact your
dealer immediately.
To avoid short circuits, keep paper clips, screws, and staples away from
connectors, slots, sockets, and circuitry.
Avoid dust, humidity, and extreme temperatures. Do not place this product in a
location where it may get wet. Place this product on a flat and stable surface.
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When using this product, do not block any air inlet/outlet on the chassis.
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We recommend that you use BP5242/SD100 in environments with an ambient
temperature from 5ºC ~ 35ºC.
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Before installing devices into the system, carefully read all the documentation
that comes with the package.
We recommend that you use BM5642/MD200, BM5242, and BM5342 in
environments with an ambient temperature from 5ºC ~ 40ºC.
If you encounter technical problems with this product, contact a qualified
service technician or your retailer.
Lithium-Ion Battery Warning
CAUTION: Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace
only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer.
Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
VORSICHT: Explosionsgetahr bei unsachgemäßen Austausch der Batterie.
Ersatz nur durch denselben oder einem vom Hersteller empfohlenem
ähnljchen Typ. Entsorgung gebrauchter Batterien nach Angaben des
Herstellers.
LASER PRODUCT WARNING
CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT
General precautions
Before using the ASUS Desktop PC, carefully read the general precautions below.
Improper operation could lead to personal injury or damage to the product.
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Before using this product, ensure that all components are correctly installed
and all cables are correctly connected. If you detect any damage, contact your
dealer immediately.
Avoid dust and extreme temperatures. Do not place this product in a location
where it may receive direct sunlight.
Do not place this product in a location where it may get wet.
Do not block the air vents on the chassis. Always provide proper ventilation for
this product.
Before turning on the system, check if all the peripherals are correctly
connected.
To avoid short circuits, keep scraps, screws, and threads away from
connectors, slots, sockets, and circuitry.
Do not insert any object or spill liquid into the air vents on the chassis.
If this product has been used for a long time, avoid direct contact with the
heatsinks and the surfaces of IC as they may become very warm and hot.
Check if the system receives proper ventilation.
Before you add or remove a peripheral device to or from the system, ensure
that you unplugged the system from the power source.
If the power supply is broken, do not try to fix it by yourself. Contact a qualified
service technician or your retailer.
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Do not service this product yourself.
Though the system casing is elaborately designed to protect users from
scratches, be careful with those sharp tips and edges. Put on a pair of gloves
before you remove or replace the system cover.
Unplug this product from the power source when it is left unused for a long
period of time.
Use this product only with the correct voltage as instructed by the
manufacturer.
To prevent fire or electric shock, do not overload power outlets and extension
cords.
Warning: Ensure that you replace the battery with a correct type; otherwise, it
may cause an explosion hazard.
About this guide
Audience
This guide provides general information about the ASUS Desktop PC and
instructions on how to use the Support DVD that comes with the system package.
How this guide is organized
This guide contains the following parts:
1.
2.
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Chapter 1: System introduction
This chapter gives a general description of the ASUS Desktop PC. The
chapter lists the system features, including introduction on the front and rear
panels.
Chapter 2: Getting started
This chapter helps you power up the system and install drivers and utilities
from the Support DVD.
Conventions used in this guide
To ensure that you perform certain tasks properly, take note of the following
symbols used throughout this guide.
WARNING: Information to prevent injury to yourself when trying to
complete a task.
CAUTION: Information to prevent damage to the components when
trying to complete a task.
IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a task.
NOTE: Tips and additional information to aid in completing a task.
Where to find more information
Refer to the following sources for additional information and for product and
software updates.
1.
2.
ASUS Websites
The ASUS websites worldwide provide updated information on ASUS
hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information.
Optional Documentation
Your product package may include optional documentation, such as warranty
flyers, that may have been added by your dealer. These documents are not
part of the standard package.
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System package contents
Check your system package for the following items.
Standard items
1.
ASUS Desktop PC with
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ASUS Desktop x1
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Mouse x1
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Keyboard x1
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Power cord x1
2.
Cables
3.
Accessories
4.
5.
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Mouse pad x1
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Support DVD x1
DVD
Documentation
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User Manual x1
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Warranty card x1
If any of the above items is damaged or missing, contact your retailer
immediately.
Optional items
1.
Optical disk drive (ODD)
2.
Memory card reader
3.
LAN cable
4.
Power strip
5.
Recovery DVD
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Optional items are not included in the system package. They are purchased
separately.
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Specifications depend on the desktop PC you purchased. Check with your
supplier for the exact specifications.
This chapter gives a general description
of the desktop PC. The chapter lists the
system features including introduction on
the front and rear panels.
System introduction
Chapter 1
1.1
Front panel
2 x 5.25 inch optical disk drive bays
1 x Microphone port
1 x Headphone port
4 x USB 2.0 ports
2 x 3.5 inch drive bays
Power button
Reset button
HDD LED
Power LED
BM5642/MD200
Power button
HDD LED
1 x 5.25 inch
optical disk drive bay
1 x 3.5 inch drive bay
4 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x Microphone port
1 x Headphone port
BP5242/SD100
2 x 5.25 inch optical disk drive bays
1 x Headphone port
2 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x Microphone port
2 x 3.5 inch drive bays
Power button
Reset button
HDD LED
2 x USB 2.0 ports
Power LED
BM5242
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2 x 5.25 inch optical disk drive bays
1 x Headphone port
2 x USB 2.0 ports
1 x Microphone port
2 x 3.5 inch drive bays
Power button
2 x USB 2.0 ports
Reset button
HDD LED
BM5342
1.2
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The 5.25 inch optical disk drive bay is for a 5.25 inch DVD-ROM / CD-RW /
DVD-RW device.
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The 3.5 inch drive bay is for a 3.5 inch hard disk drive / memory card
reader.
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The memory card reader is for Secure Digital™ / MultimediaCard / Memory
Stick® / CompactFlash® / Microdrive™ / SmartMedia® memory cards.
Rear panel
1 x Voltage selector
1 x Power connector
1 x Power switch
Air vents
1 x PS/2 Mouse port
1 x PS/2 Keyboard port
1 x COM port
1 x Parallel port
1x VGA port
Air vents
4 x USB 2.0 ports
LINE
IN
LINE
OUT
MIC IN
6-channel audio ports
1 x RJ-45 port
Side cover lock
4 x Expansion slots
Expansion slot lock
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1 x PS/2 Mouse port
1 x PS/2 Keyboard port
1 x COM port
1 x Parallel port
1 x VGA port
4 x USB 2.0 ports
LINE
IN
LINE
OUT
MIC IN
6-channel audio ports
1 x RJ-45 port
4 x Expansion slots
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1 x Voltage selector
1 x Power connector
BP5242/SD100
DO NOT block the air vents on the chassis. Always provide proper ventilation
for this product.
Voltage selector
The system’s power supply unit has a 115V / 230V voltage selector. Use this
switch to select the appropriate system input voltage according to the voltage
supply in your area.
If the voltage supply in your area is 100-127V, set the switch to 115V.
If the voltage supply in your area is 200-240V, set the switch to 230V.
Setting the switch to 115V in a 230V environment or 230V in a 115V
environment will seriously damage the system!
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1.3Connecting to the keyboard and the mouse
Your ASUS Desktop PC package includes a PS/2 keyboard or a USB keyboard
and a USB mouse. Connect the PS/2 keyboard to the PS/2 keyboard port at the
rear panel or the USB keyboard to a USB port either at the rear panel or front
panel. Connect the USB mouse to a USB port either at the rear panel or front
panel.
1.4
Connecting to other peripheral devices
The ASUS Desktop PC is equipped with a number of ports at the rear and front
panels where you can connect peripheral devices to the system.
PS/2 keyboard
Power connector
COM
PS/2 mouse
VGA
Parallel
USB
LINE
IN
LINE
OUT
MIC IN
Line Out
RJ-45
Microphone
Expansion slots
Line In
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PS/2 keyboard
PS/2 mouse
COM
Parallel
VGA
RJ-45
USB
LINE
IN
LINE
OUT
MIC IN
Microphone
Line In
Line Out
Expansion slots
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Power connector
BP5242/SD100
Before you connect a peripheral device to the system, refer to the
documentation that comes with the device or contact your supplier directly for
information on how to install it.
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Chapter 2
Getting started
This chapter helps you to power up the
system and install drivers and utilities
from the Support DVD.
2.1
Installing an operating system
This desktop PC supports Windows® XP / Vista / 7 operating systems (OS). Always
install the latest OS version and the corresponding updates to maximize the
features of your hardware. When you start the system for the first time, the system
automatically detects the built-in audio and graphics chips and attempts to install
the drivers that come with the OS. Select NO when a window appears asking if
you want to restart the system. Install drivers according to the instructions in the
following sections.
2.2
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To ensure that the OS works properly, install the drivers included in the
Support DVD.
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Motherboard settings and hardware options vary. Use the setup
procedures presented in this chapter for reference only. Refer to your OS
documentation for detailed information.
Powering your system
Press the Power button to power up the system.
Power button
Power button
BM5642/MD200
BP5242/SD100
Power button
Power button
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BM5242
BM5342
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2.3
Support DVD information
The Support DVD that comes with the system package contains the drivers,
software applications, and utilities that you can install to get all system features.
The contents of the Support DVD are subject to change at any time without
notice. Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for updates.
2.3.1
Running the Support DVD
Place the Support DVD into the optical drive. The DVD automatically displays the
Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled on your computer.
Click an icon to
display Support DVD/
motherboard information
Click an item to install
If Autorun is NOT enabled on your computer, browse the contents of the
Support DVD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click
ASSETUP.EXE to run the DVD.
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2.3.2
Drivers menu
The Drivers menu shows the available device drivers if the system detects
installed devices. Install the necessary drivers to activate the devices.
ASUS InstAll
Installs all of the drivers for your desktop PC.
Intel Chipset Inf Update Program
Installs the Intel® Chipset Inf Update Program.
VIA Audio Driver
Installs the VIA® audio driver.
Realtek RTL8111/8112 LAN Controller
Installs the Realtek® RTL8111/8112 LAN driver.
Intel Graphics Accelerator Driver
Installs the Intel® graphics accelerator driver.
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2.3.3
Utilities menu
The Utilities menu shows the applications that the system supports. Tap an item
from the screen to install.
ASUS InstAll
Installs all of the utilities for your desktop PC.
ASUS Update
Installs ASUS Update that allows you to update the motherboard BIOS in
Windows® environment.
Adobe Reader 9
Installs the Adobe Reader that allows you to open, view, and print documents in
Portable Document Format (PDF).
Microsoft DirectX 9.0c
Installs the Microsoft® DirectX 9.0c driver. The Microsoft® DirectX 9.0c is a
multimedia technology that enhances computer graphics and sound. DirectX®
improves the multimedia features of your computer so you can enjoy watching
TV and movies, capturing videos, or playing games on your computer. Visit the
Microsoft website at www.microsoft.com for updates.
ASUS AI Manager
Installs ASUS AI Manager that allows you to launch AI Disk, AI Security, AI Gear,
and AI Probe easily.
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2.3.4
Manual menu
The Manual menu contains a list of supplementary user manuals. Click an item to
open the folder of the user manual.
The user manual files are in Portable Document Format (PDF). Install the
Adobe® Reader from the Utilities menu before opening a user manual file.
2.3.5
ASUS contact information
Click Contact to display the ASUS contact information.
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2.3.6
Other information
The icons on the top right corner of the screen give additional information on the
motherboard and the contents of the Support DVD. Click an icon to display the
specified information.
Motherboard Info
Displays the general specifications of the motherboard.
Browse this DVD
Displays the Support DVD contents in graphical format.
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Filelist
Displays the contents of the Support DVD and a brief description of each in text
format.
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2.4
ASUS AI Manager
2.4.1
Installing AI Manager
ASUS AI Manager allows you to launch AI Disk, AI Security, AI Gear, and AI Probe
easily.
To install AI Manager on your computer:
1.
Place the Support DVD into the optical drive. The DVD automatically displays
the Drivers menu if Autorun is enabled on your computer.
If Autorun is NOT enabled on your computer, browse the contents of the
Support DVD to locate the file ASSETUP.EXE from the BIN folder. Double-click
ASSETUP.EXE to run the DVD.
2.
3.
Click the Utilities tab, then click ASUS AI Manager.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.
2.4.2
Launching AI Manager
You can launch AI Manager right after installation or anytime from the Windows®
desktop.
To launch AI Manager from the Windows® desktop, click Start > All Programs >
ASUS > AI Manager > AI Manager v1.xx.xx. The AI Manager Quick Bar appears.
After launching the application, the AI Manager icon appears in the Windows®
taskbar. Right-click this icon for more options.
2.4.3
AI Manager Quick Bar
Click the Main, My favorites, Support, and Information icon from the Quick Bar to
show the corresponding menu.
Close
Maximize/Restore
Minimize
Main
Support
My Favorites
Information
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Click
to switch between a full-screen AI Manager window and the Quick bar.
Click
to keep AI Manager in the taskbar.
Click
to close AI Manager.
2.4.4
Main
Launch AI Disk, AI Security, AI Gear, and AI Probe from the Main menu. Click the
small triangle to open or close the Main menu.
Click to open/close the Main menu
AI Disk
AI Disk allows you to easily clear the temporary IE files, IE URLs, IE cookies, IE
history list, Recycle Bin, and recently opened files list. Select the item that you
want to clear, then click Apply.
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AI Security
AI Security allows you to set passwords to lock your removable storage devices
such as a USB flash disk and a CD/DVD disk, which ensures more security for
your data.
To lock a device:
1.
2
3.
4.
If you are using AI Security for the first time, key in a password consisting of
up to 20 alphanumeric characters.
Confirm your password.
Key in your password hint (optional).
Click OK.
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5.
Select the device you want to lock, then click Apply.
6.
Key in your password, then click OK. The device you selected cannot be
accessed without the password.
To unlock a device:
1.
2.
Deselect the device you locked, then click Apply.
Key in your password, then click OK.
To change your password, click Change Password and follow the onscreen
instructions.
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AI Gear
AI Gear provides three system performance profiles that adjust the processor
frequency and vCore voltage to minimize the system noise and power
consumption. Select your preferred system performance profile.
AI Probe
AI Probe automatically detects the motherboard and CPU temperatures, CPU fan
speed, and CPU voltage. It also allows you to adjust these values manually.
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2.4.5
My favorites
Add your favorite applications to the My Favorites menu.
To add an application:
1.
2.
Click Add and then from the succeeding screen select the application you
want to add to the My Favorites menu.
Click Open. The application you selected is added and its icon appears.
Right-click an icon in the My Favorites menu to open, delete, or rename the
corresponding application.
Double-click an icon to open the corresponding application.
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2.4.6
Support
The Support menu displays links to the ASUS international website, online
technical support website, online download support website, and contact
information website.
2.4.7
Information
The Information menu displays the general information of your system,
motherboard, CPU, BIOS, memory, and other devices installed.
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2.5
Loading the initial OS default settings
2.6
Recovery DVD
2.6.1
Recovering a Windows® XP OS
If you want to load the initial default settings for your system, press <F9> during the
Power-On Self-Test (POST).
The ASUS PC Recovery DVD assists you in reinstalling the OS and restoring
it to its original working state. Before using the Recovery DVD, copy your data
files to a USB flash disk or to a network drive and make note of any customized
configuration settings such as network settings.
1.
2.
3.
Turn on your system. Insert the Recovery DVD into the optical disk drive.
Restart the system and press <F8> when the ASUS logo appears. Select the
optical drive as the boot device.
Select where to install a new system. Options are:
Recover system to a partition
This option deletes only the partition you selected, allows you to keep other
partitions, and creates a new system partition as drive “C”.
Recovery system to entire HD
This option deletes all partitions from your hard disk and creates a new
system partition as drive “C”.
4.
5.
6.
7.
A confirmation screen pops up. Click Next to confirm.
Check I accept from the succeeding screen and click Next.
A list displays the contents you are going to recover. Click Yes to confirm.
The recovery process starts.
Insert the Support DVD when prompted, then click OK. The system restarts.
8 . After the system reboots, Windows® XP begins its system configurations.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the process, then the system
restarts. Adjust the screen to a suitable display resolution.
The ASUS PC Recovery DVD is for ASUS Desktop PC only. DO NOT use it on
other systems. Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for updates.
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2.6.2
1.
2.
Recovering a Windows® Vista OS
Turn on your system and press <F8> when the ASUS logo appears.
Insert the Recovery DVD into the optical drive when a Please select boot
device menu appears. Select the optical drive as the boot device then press
Enter. The system restarts.
If you want to recover the system from the hidden partition, press <F9> when
the ASUS logo appears. Then follow steps 3-6 below.
3.
4.
After the system reboots, an ASUS Preload window appears. Press Next to
continue.
Select where to install a new system. Options are:
Recover Windows to first partition only:
This option deletes only the first partition, allows you to keep other
partitions, and creates a new system partition as drive “C”.
Recover Windows to entire HD:
This option deletes all partitions from your hard disk and creates a new
system partition as drive “C”.
Recover Windows to entire HD with 2 partitions:
This option deletes all partitions from your hard disk and creates two new
system partitions. The first partition takes up 60% of the whole hard disk
size and the second partition takes up 40%. The new system is installed in
the first partition. You can back up your data in the second partition.
5.
6.
When a window appears querying Are you sure you want to recover now,
click Finish. The process percentage is displayed on the screen.
When a Recovery finish message appears, click OK and the system
restarts. After it restarts, follow the onscreen instructions to complete the
system configurations.
The ASUS PC Recovery DVD is for ASUS Desktop PC only. DO NOT use it on
other systems. Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for updates.
ASUS BM5642/MD200, BP5242/SD100, BM5242, BM5342
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2.6.3
Recovering a Windows® 7 OS
1. Turn on your ASUS Desktop PC. When the ASUS logo appears, press <F8>
to enter the Please select boot device menu.
If you want to recover the system from the hidden partition, press <F9> when
the ASUS logo appears. Then follow steps 3-6 below.
2.
3.
4.
Insert the recovery DVD into the optical drive and select the optical drive
(CDROM:XXX) as the boot device. Press Enter and then press any key to
continue.
Wait until the Hard-Disk Information screen appears. Select where to install a
new system. Options are:
Recover system to a partition
This option deletes only the partition you selected, allows you to keep other
partitions, and creates a new system partition as drive “C.” Select a partition
and click NEXT.
Recover system to entire HD
This option deletes all partitions from your hard disk drive and creates a new
system partition as drive “C.” Select this option and click Yes.
Tick I accept then click Next.
5.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the recovery process.
7.
After the system restarts, Windows® 7 begins its system configurations.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the process, and the system
automatically restarts.
6.
Click OK on the confirmation message to eject the disc from the optical drive
and the system restarts.
The ASUS PC Recovery DVD is for ASUS Desktop PC only. DO NOT use it on
other systems. Visit the ASUS website at www.asus.com for updates.
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Chapter 2: Getting started
Manufacturer:
ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
Address:
No.150, LI-TE RD., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112,
TAIWAN
Authorised representative in
Europe:
ASUS Computer GmbH
Address:
HARKORT STR. 21-23, 40880 RATINGEN,
GERMANY