System information | Fujitsu A6020 Laptop User Manual

Fujitsu LifeBook
A Series
BIOS Guide
LifeBook A Series Model:
A6020/A6025
Document Date: 08/08/07
Document Part Number: FPC58-1635-02
FUJITSU COMPUTER SYSTEMS CORPORATION
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LifeBook A Series BIOS
A Series BIOS
BIOS SETUP UTILITY
The BIOS Setup Utility is a program that sets up the
operating environment for your notebook. Your BIOS
is set at the factory for normal operating conditions,
therefore there is no need to set or change the BIOS
environment to operate your notebook.
The BIOS Setup Utility configures:
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Device control feature parameters, such as changing
I/O addresses and boot devices.
System Data Security feature parameters, such
as passwords.
Entering the BIOS Setup Utility
To enter the BIOS Setup Utility, do the following (or use
the TrustedCore Menu, as detailed in the next section):
1. Turn on or restart your notebook.
2. Press [F2] once the Fujitsu logo appears on the
screen. This will open the main menu of the BIOS
Setup Utility with the current settings displayed.
3. Press the [RIGHT ARROW] or [LEFT ARROW] key
to scroll through the other setup menus to review or
alter the current settings.
Using the TrustedCore Menu
When the Fujitsu logo appears on the screen. press the
[Enter] key or click on the left mouse or touchpad
button; the TrustedCore Menu will appear.
The TrustedCore Menu provides shortcuts to the
following menus and information screens:
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BIOS Setup
Diagnostic Screen
Boot Menu
Patent Information
System Information
Continue Booting
Navigating through the Setup Utility
The BIOS setup utility consists of six menus: Main,
Advanced, Security, Boot, Info, and Exit. This document
explains each menu in turn, including all submenus and
setup items.
The following procedures allow you to navigate the
setup utility menus:
], [
]
1. To select a menu, use the cursor keys:
2. To select a field within a menu or a submenu, use the
cursor keys: [ ], [ ].
3. To select the different values for each field, press the
[Spacebar] or [+] to change to the next lower
selection and [F5] or [-] to go to the next higher
selection.
4. To activate a submenu press the [Enter] key.
5. To return to a menu from a submenu, press the [Esc]
key.
6. To go to the Exit menu from any other menu,
press the [Esc] key.
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Selecting a field causes a help message
about that field to be displayed on the
right-hand side of the screen.
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Pressing the Enter key with the highlight
on a selection that is not a submenu or
auto selection will cause a list of all
options for that item to be displayed.
Pressing the Enter key again will select
the highlighted choice.
7. Pressing the [F9] key resets all items in the BIOS to
the default values.
8. Pressing the [F10] key saves the current configuration and exits the BIOS Setup Utility. You will be
asked to verify this selection before it is executed.
9. Pressing the [F1] key gives you a general help screen.
Clicking on any of the fields will invoke the screen,
information, or action described.
Entering the Setup Utility After a Configuration
Change or System Failure
The Boot Menu can also be invoked by pressing the
[F12] key when the Fujitsu logo appears on the screen.
If there has been a change in the system configuration
that does not agree with the parameter settings stored in
your BIOS memory, or there is a failure in the system,
the system beeps and/or displays an error message after
the Power On Self Test (POST). If the failure is not too
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Main Menu
severe, it will give you an opportunity to modify the
setup utility settings, as described in the following steps:
1. When you turn on or restart the computer there is a
beep and/or the following message appears on the
screen:
Error message - please run SETUP
program Press <F1> key to continue,
<F2> to run SETUP
2. If an error message is displayed on the screen, and
you want to continue with the boot process and start
the operating system anyway, press the [F1] key.
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If your notebook emits a series of beeps
that sounds like a code and the display is
blank, please refer to the Troubleshooting Section in the system User’s Guide.
The Troubleshooting Section includes a
list of error messages and their meanings.
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If your data security settings require it,
you may be asked for a password before
the operating system will be opened.
3. If an error message is displayed on the screen, and
you want to enter the setup utility, press the [F2] key.
4. When the setup utility starts with a fault present, the
system displays the following message:
Warning!
Error message
[Continue]
5. Press any key to enter the setup utility. The system
will then display the Main Menu with current
parameters values.
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LifeBook A Series BIOS
MAIN MENU – SETTING STANDARD SYSTEM PARAMETERS
The Main Menu allows you to set or view the current
system parameters. (See Navigating through the Setup
Utility on page 2 for more information.)
the field’s function and any special information needed
to help understand the field’s use.
System Time and System Date can also be
set from your operating system without
using the setup utility. Use the Date and
Time icon on your Windows Control panel
or type time or date from the MS-DOS
prompt.
The following tables show the names of the menu fields
for the Main menu and its submenus, all of the options
for each field, the default settings and a description of
Main
Advanced
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Boot
Info
Exit
Item Specific Help
System Time:
System Date:
[14:57:01]
[01/24/2007]
Adjust calendar clock.
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Drive0
Drive1
[FUJITSU MHV2120AT PL]
[MATSHITADVD-RAM UJ-850S]
Language:
[English (US)]
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter
Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
<Tab>, <Shift-Tab>, or
<Enter> selects field.
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
Figure 1. Main Menu
Table 1: Fields, Options and Defaults for the Main Menu
Note that the parameters listed in the following table may vary depending upon your system’s configuration.
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Menu Field
Options
Default
Description
System Time:
–—
–—
Sets and displays the current time. Time is in a 24 hour format
of hours:minutes:seconds with 2 digits for each. (HH:MM:SS).
Example: 16:45:57. You may change each segment of the time
separately. Move between the segments with the [Tab] key and/or
[Shift] + [Tab] keys.
System Date:
–—
–—
Sets and displays the current date. Date is in a month/day/year
numeric format with 2 digits each for month and day and 4 digits for
year. (MM/DD/YYYY) for example: 03/20/2006. You may change
each segment of the date separately. Move between the segments
with the [Tab] key and/or [Shift] + [Tab] keys.
Main Menu
Table 1: Fields, Options and Defaults for the Main Menu
Note that the parameters listed in the following table may vary depending upon your system’s configuration.
Menu Field
Options
Default
Description
Drive0
Selects the Drive0
Serial ATA drive
submenu
The product
number of the hard
drive.
Display the type of device on this ATA/IDE interface. Pressing the
Enter key selects the Serial ATA Drive0 submenu allowing additional
device configuration options for this interface.
Drive1:
Selects the Drive1
Serial ATA drive
submenu
The product
number of the CDROM drive.
Display the type of device on this ATA/IDE interface, if there is one.
Pressing the Enter key selects the Serial ATA Drive1 submenu allowing additional device configuration options for this interface.
Language:
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[English (US)]
The default setting differs between the US/European and the
Japanese model. Selects the display language for the BIOS.
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English (US)
Japanese (JP)
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Drive0 Submenu of the Main Menu
The Drive0 submenu identifies what ATA devices are installed.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Main
Item Specific Help
Drive0 [FUJITSU MHV2120AT PL]
Type:
Select Serial ATA/IDE
drive installed here.
[Auto]]
LBA Format
234441648
120GB SATA1
Total Sectors:
Maximum Capacity:
[Auto]
The BIOS auto-types the
drive on boot time.
[None]
The drive is disabled.
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter
Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 2. Drive0 Master Submenu
Table 2: Fields, Options and Defaults for the Drive0 Submenu of the Main Menu
Menu Field
Options
Default
Description
Type:
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[Auto]
Selects the hard drive device type. Select Auto to have the type
automatically identified by the BIOS at POST. If None is selected, all
of the following Setup items do not appear.
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Auto
None
LBA Format
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Logical Block Addressing (LBA)
Total Sectors:
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The total number of sectors on your hard disk
Maximum
Capacity:
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The maximum capacity of your hard disk
Main Menu
Drive1 Submenu of the Main Menu
The Drive1 submenu allows you to configure secondary ATA devices.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Main
Drive1 [MATSHITADVD-RAM UJ-850S]
Type:
[Auto]
Multi-Sector Transfers:
LBA Mode Control:
Transfer Mode:
Ultra DMA Mode:
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Standard]
[Disabled]
Item Specific Help
Select Serial ATA/IDE
drive installed here.
[Auto]
The BIOS auto-types the
drive on boot time.
[None]
The drive is disabled.
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter
Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 3. Drive1 Submenu
Table 3: Fields, Options and Defaults for the Drive1 Submenu of the Main Menu
Menu Field
Options
Default
Description
Type:
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[Auto]
NOTE: The Type field does not appear as a drop-down menu. Tap
the spacebar to toggle the selections.
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Auto
None
Selects the ATA/ATAPI device type. Select Auto to have the type
automatically identified by the BIOS at POST. If None is selected, all
of the following setup items do not appear.
Multi-Sector
Transfers:
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LBA Mode
Control:
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Disabled
2 Sectors
4 Sectors
8 Sectors
16 Sectors
[Disabled]
This option cannot be changed (automatically identified by the
BIOS). Specifies the number of sectors per block for multiple sector
transfer.
Disabled
Enabled
[Disabled]
Enables or disables Logical Block Addressing in place of Cylinder,
Head, Sector addressing. This option cannot be changed (automatically identified by the BIOS).
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Table 3: Fields, Options and Defaults for the Drive1 Submenu of the Main Menu
Menu Field
Options
Default
Description
Transfer Mode:
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Standard
Fast PIO 1
Fast PIO 2
Fast PIO 3
Fast PIO 4
Multiword DMA 1
Multiword DMA 2
[Standard]
Selects the method for moving data to/from the drive. Autotype the
drive to select the optimum transfer mode. This option cannot be
changed (automatically identified by the BIOS). Multi-word DMA is
automatically set to mode 1 for Fast PIO 1, Fast PIO 2, Fast PIO 3,
and set to mode 2 for Fast PIO 4 / DMA.
Disabled
Mode 0
Mode 1
Mode 2
Mode 3
Mode 4
Mode 5
[Disabled]
Selects the method for moving data to/from the drive. Autotype the
drive to select the optimum transfer mode. This option cannot be
changed (automatically identified by the BIOS).
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Ultra DMA
Mode:
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Exiting from Main Menu
When you have finished setting the parameters on this menu, you can either exit from the setup utility, or move to
another menu. If you wish to exit from the setup utility, press the [Esc] key or use the cursor keys to go to the Exit
menu. If you wish to move to another menu, use the cursor keys.
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Advanced Menu
ADVANCED MENU – SETTING DEVICE FEATURE CONTROLS
The Advanced Menu allows you to:
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Set the keyboard and mouse features.
Select between the display panel and an external
CRT display.
Enable or disable compensation for your display.
Enable or disable the Serial ATA, IDE, Bluetooth, LAN,
and Wireless LAN controllers.
Configure CPU and USB features in your system.
Main
Advanced
(See Navigating through the Setup Utility on page 2 for
more information.)
The following tables show the names of the menu fields
for the Advanced Menu and its submenus, all of the
options for each field, the default settings and a description of the field’s function and any special information
needed to help understand the field’s use.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Boot Info
Exit
Item Specific Help
▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲ ▲
Keyboard/Mouse Features
Video Features
Internal Device Configurations
CPU Features
USB Features
Miscellaneous Configurations
▲
Event Logging
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter
Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
Configures keyboard/
mouse features.
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 4. Advanced Menu
Table 4: Fields, Options and Defaults for the Advanced Menu
Menu Field
Description
Keyboard/Mouse Features
When selected, opens the Keyboard/Mouse Features submenu, which allows setting external and internal keyboard and mouse parameters.
Video Features
When selected, opens the Video Features submenu, which allows setting of the display parameters,
including routing of video signals to different displays.
Internal Device Configurations
When selected, opens the Internal Device Configuration submenu, which allows enabling or disabling
the ATA, IDE, Bluetooth, Modem, LAN, and WLAN Controllers.
CPU Features
When selected, opens the CPU Features submenu to allow you to change the CPU speed for battery life
optimization.
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Table 4: Fields, Options and Defaults for the Advanced Menu
Menu Field
Description
USB Features
When selected, opens the USB Features submenu to allow you to enable or disable legacy USB devices
and SCSI SubClass support.
Miscellaneous Configurations
When selected, opens the Miscellaneous Configurations submenu to allow you to enable or disable the
power button, Wake Up On LAN, and control volume settings.
Event Logging
When selected, opens the event logging submenu.
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Advanced Menu
Keyboard/Mouse Features Submenu of the Advanced Menu
The Keyboard/Mouse Features submenu is for setting the Numlock feature.
Main
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Power Savings
Exit
Advanced
Keyboard/Mouse Features
Numlock:
Item Specific Help
[Off]
[On] or [Off]
Numlock is On or Off.
[On/Padlock Off]
Numlock is On, but use
with [Fn] for 10-key
input.
* Windows XP preserves
Numlock state when the
user logs off.
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter
Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 5. Keyboard/Mouse Features Submenu
Table 5: Fields, Options and Defaults for the Keyboard/Mouse Submenu of the Advanced Menu
Menu Field
Options
Default
Description
Numlock:
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[Off]
Sets the NumLock function state when the computer completes booting. When [On] or [Off], Numlock is on or off. When [On/Padlock Off]
is selected, Numlock is on, but [Fn] key must be pressed used for 10-key
input. Windows XP preserves Numlock state when the user logs off.
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On
Off
On/Padlock Off
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Video Features Submenu of the Advanced Menu
The Video Features submenu is for setting the display parameters.
Main
Advanced
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Power Savings
Exit
Item Specific Help
Video Features
Display:
Compensation:
[Auto]
[Enabled]
Select display terminal.
* This setting is not
effective after
operating system
starts up.
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter
Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 6. Video Features Submenu
Table 6: Fields, Options and Defaults for the Video Features Submenu of the Advanced Menu
Menu Field
Options
Default
Description
Display:
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Internal
Flat Panel
External
Auto
[Auto]
Selects where the video signal will be routed. Note that this setting is overridden after Windows starts up.
Disabled
Enabled
[Enabled]
Enables or disables compensation which controls spacing on the display. When
enabled, displays with less than screen resolution will still cover the entire
screen. A very low resolution will fill the screen, but due to the low resolution,
will appear blocky and may not be acceptable. Note that this setting is overridden after Windows starts up.
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Compensation:
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Advanced Menu
Internal Device Configurations Submenu of the Advanced Menu
The Internal Device Configuration submenu allows the user to enable or disable Serial ATA, IDE, Bluetooth, LAN and
Wireless LAN Controllers.
Main
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Power Savings
Exit
Advanced
Item Specific Help
Internal Device Configurations
Serial ATA Controller:
IDE Controller:
Bluetooth(R):
LAN Controller:
Wireless LAN:
Select Item
Select Menu
[Enabled]
Serial ATA port is
enabled.
-/Space Change Values
Enter
Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
[Disabled]
Serial ATA port is
disabled.
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 7. Internal Device Configuration Submenu
Table 7: Fields, Options and Defaults for the Internal Device Configuration Submenu of the Advanced Menu
Menu Field
Options
Default
Description
Serial ATA Controller:
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Disabled
Enabled
[Enabled]
Enables or disables the Serial ATA port.
Disabled
Enabled
[Enabled]
Enables or disables selected IDE devices.
Disabled
Enabled
[Enabled]
Enables or disables Modem controller.
Disabled
Enabled
[Enabled]
Enables or disables the LAN controller.
Disabled
Enabled
[Enabled]
Enables or disables the Wireless LAN controller.
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IDE Controller:
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Modem Controller:
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LAN Controller:
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Wireless LAN:
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LifeBook A Series BIOS
CPU Features Submenu of the Advanced Menu
The CPU Features submenu provides options for configuring the Intel Core Multi-Processing and SpeedStep power
management features of the CPU.
Main
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Power Savings
Exit
Advanced
Item Specific Help
CPU Features
[Enabled]
Core Multi-Processing:
SpeedStep(R) Technology: [Enabled]
On Battery:
[Battery Optimized]
On AC:
[Maximum Performance]
XD Bit Functionality:
[Enabled]
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter
Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
Select Core
Multi-Processing
enabled or disabled.
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 8. CPU Features Submenu
Table 8: Fields, Options and Defaults for the CPU Features Submenu of the Advanced Menu
Menu Field
Options
Default
Description
Core MultiProcessing
• Disabled
• Enabled
[Enabled]
Enables or disables the multi-processing functionality of
the Core processor.
SpeedStep®
Technology:
• Disabled
• Enabled
[Enabled]
When Enabled is selected, CPU speed and battery use can
be selected from On Battery and On AC. When Disabled
is selected, SpeedStep Technology is disabled.
On Battery:
• Maximum
Performance
• Battery Optimized
• Automatic
[Battery
Optimized]
When Maximum Performance is selected, CPU speed is
maximized. When Battery Optimized is selected, CPU
power requirements are optimized for battery operation.
When Automatic is selected, the CPU speed is determined
by the power source used.
On AC:
• Maximum
Performance
• Battery Optimized
• Automatic
[Maximum
Performance]
When Maximum Performance is selected, CPU speed is
maximized. When Battery Optimized is selected, CPU
power requirements are optimized for battery operation.
When Automatic is selected, the CPU speed is determined
by the power source used.
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Advanced Menu
Table 8: Fields, Options and Defaults for the CPU Features Submenu of the Advanced Menu
Menu Field
Options
Default
Description
XD Bit
functionality:
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[Enabled]
Allows the user to enable and disable the Execute Disable
Bit functionality. Execute Disable Bit allows the processor
to classify areas in memory where application code can
and cannot execute. In the event an internet worm
attempts to insert code in the buffer, the processor
disables code execution to prevent damage or worm
propagation.
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Disabled]
Enabled
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USB Features Submenu of the Advanced Menu
The USB Features submenu provides options for enabling or disabling the USB Floppy Disk Drive.
Main
Advanced
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Power Savings
Exit
USB Features
Legacy USB Support
SCSI SubClass Support:
Item Specific Help
[Disabled]
The feature is disabled.
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Legacy USB Emulation
is enabled and USB
devices are available
without USB aware OS.
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter
Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 9. USB Features Submenu
Table 9: Fields, Options and Defaults for the USB Features Submenu of the Advanced Menu
Menu Field
Options
Legacy USB Support:
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SCSI SubClass Support:
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Default
Description
Disabled
Enabled
[Enabled]
When Enabled is selected, Legacy USB Emulation is enabled
and the USB devices are available without a USB-aware OS.
When Disabled is selected, Legacy USB support is disabled.
Disabled
Enabled
[Enabled]
When Enabled is selected, USB devices that belong to the
SCSI SubClass in the mass storage class (e.g., USB Memory
Key) are enabled. Note that enabling this feature may cause
the system to hang during POST, depending on the device
that is connected.
Advanced Menu
Miscellaneous Configurations Submenu of the Advanced Menu
The Miscellaneous Configurations submenu provides options for enabling or disabling the power button and the
Wake Up On LAN feature, and setting the volume and video memory size.
Main
Advanced
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Power Savings
Exit
Miscellaneous Configurations
Power Button:
Wake up on LAN:
Force LAN Boot:
Volume Setting:
UMA Video Memory Size:
Hardware Power Management:
Select Item
Select Menu
Configures the power
button.
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Middle]
[128MB]
[Enabled]
*ACPI OS ignores this
setting.
-/Space Change Values
Enter
Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
Item Specific Help
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 10. Miscellaneous Configurations Submenu
Table 10: Fields, Options and Defaults for Miscellaneous Configurations Submenu of the Advanced Menu
Menu Field
Options
Default
Description
Power Button:
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Disabled
Power Off
[Disabled]
Selecting Disabled disables the power button. Selecting Power Off allows you to
turn off system power with the power button.
Disabled
Enabled
[Disabled]
Selecting Enabled allows the system to wake up when the internal LAN device
receives a specific signal while in power-off state. Selecting Disabled disables this
feature.
Disabled
Enabled
[Disabled]
This feature is active only when “Wake up on LAN” is enabled. When enabled, in
the event of a system wake-up on LAN, the system will try to first boot from the
LAN before attempting to boot from any other device, regardless of the BIOS
boot priority settings or disabling of the Preboot Execution Environment.
Off
Minimum
Middle
Maximum
[Middle]
Selects the initial volume setting for the system.
64MB
128MB
224MB
[128MB]
Allows you to select the maximum shared video memory size. Video memory is
dynamically allocated as needed for running applications by Dynamic Video
Memory Technology (DVMT).
Disabled
Enabled
[Enabled]
Allows you to enable or disable the Hardware Power Management feature.
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Wake up on LAN:
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■
Force LAN Boot:
■
■
Volume Setting:
■
■
■
■
UMA Video
Memory Size:
■
■
■
Hardware Power
Management
■
■
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Event Logging Submenu of the Advanced Menu
The Event Logging submenu configures event logging features for DMI events.
Main
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Power Savings
Exit
Advanced
Item Specific Help
Event Logging
Event Log Capacity:
Event Log Validity:
Space Available
Valid
View Event Log:
[Enter]
Event Logging:
System Boot Event:
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
Clear All Event Logs:
[No]
Mark Events as Read:
[Enter]
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter
Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
Press <Enter> key to
view the contents of
the event log.
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 11. Event Logging Submenu
Table 11: Fields, Options and Defaults for the Event Logging Submenu of the Advanced Menu
Menu Field
Options
Default
Description
Event Log Capacity:
Space Available
Display only
Event Log Validity:
Valid
Display only
View Event Log:
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Enter
[Enter]
Allows you to view content of event log
Event Logging:
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Disabled
Enabled
[Enabled]
Turns event logging on and off for all DMI events.
Disabled
Enabled
[Disabled]
Turns event logging on and off for DMI system boot events.
No
Yes
[No]
When set to [Yes] all event logs will be cleared at next boot.
Enter
[Enter]
Lets you mark all events currently in the event log as having been
read.
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System Boot Event:
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■
Clear All Event Logs:
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■
Mark Events as Read:
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Security Menu
SECURITY MENU – SETTING THE SECURITY FEATURES
The Security menu allows you to set up the data security
features of your notebook to fit your operating needs
and to view the current data security configuration. (See
Navigating through the Setup Utility on page 2 for more
information.)
The following tables show the names of the menu fields
for the Security Menu and its submenus, all the options
for each field, the default settings and a description of
the field's function and any special information needed
to help understand the field's use. The default condition
is no passwords required and no write protection.
Remember your passwords! If you set and
forget your User and Master hard disk
passwords, Fujitsu Computer Systems
service representatives (1-800-8FUJITSU)
may not be able to reset it. You may lose
data and have to replace your system
board or hard disk drive.
Main
Advanced
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Boot
Info
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Entering a password incorrectly 3 times in
a row causes the keyboard and mouse to
be locked out and the warning [System
Disabled] to be displayed. If this happens, restart the computer by turning off
and on the power with the power switch
and use the correct password on reboot.
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If you make an error when re-entering
the password a Warning will display on
the screen. To try again press [Enter],
then retype the password. Press [Esc] to
abort the password setting process.
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If the Power Management Security is
Enabled and the Password on Boot is Disabled you will not have to type your
password upon resuming the system
from the Standby or Hibernate modes.
Power Management Security will work
only if Password boot is enabled.
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Boot sector protection must be set to
[Normal] to install or upgrade an
operating system.
Exit
Item Specific Help
Clear
Clear
Set Supervisor Password
Set User Password
Minimum User Password Length:
Password on Boot:
On Automatic Wake up:
KB Lock on Resume:
Boot from Removable Media:
Flash Write:
Hard Disk Security
Owner Information
[Enter]
[Enter]
[0]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[Disabled]
[All]
[Enabled]
Press <Enter> key to
set Supervisor Password
to enable any password
features.
Then password entry is
required to enter BIOS
Setup.
▲ ▲
Supervisor Password Is:
User Password Is:
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter
Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 12. Security Menu
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Table 12: Fields, Options and Defaults for the Security Menu
Menu Field
Options
Default
Description
Supervisor
Password is:
–—
Clear
A display-only field. Set is displayed when the system supervisor password is set
and Clear when it is not.
User Password is:
–—
Clear
A display-only field. Set is displayed when the general user
password is set, and Clear when it is not.
Set Supervisor
Password
–—
[Enter]
Sets, changes or cancels the Supervisor Password. The Supervisor Password may
be up to seven characters long and must include only letters or numbers (no
symbols). Passwords are NOT case-sensitive. To cancel a password press the
Enter key instead of entering characters in the Enter New Password field and in
the Re-enter New Password field. When a Supervisor Password is set it must be
used to access the BIOS setup utility.
Set User Password
–—
[Enter]
This field can only be accessed if the Supervisor Password is set. Sets, changes or
cancels the User Password. A User Password may be up to seven characters long
and must include only letters or numbers (no symbols). Passwords are NOT
case-sensitive. To cancel a password press [Enter] key instead of entering characters in the Enter New Password field and in the Re-enter New Password field.
When a User Password is set it must be used to access the BIOS setup utility.
Minimum User
Password Length:
–—
[0]
Supervisor can set password length (0 to 8) for user password. User cannot set a
password shorter than the minimum length.
Password on Boot:
■
Disabled
First Boot
Every Boot
[Disabled]
When set to First Boot, a password (User or Supervisor) is required just once
after the Power On Self Test (POST) before the operating system will be read
from a disk. When set to Every Boot, a password (User or Supervisor) is required
every time after the Power On Self Test (POST) before the operating system will
be read from a disk. When set to Disabled no password is required.
Disabled
Enabled
[Disabled]
When disabled, password entry is not required when the system wakes up automatically. When enabled, password entry is required upon wake up.
Disabled
Enabled
[Disabled]
When set to Enabled, the PS/2 mouse and keyboard inputs are locked out upon
Resume from Standby or Hibernate mode until you enter the password. When
set to Disabled no password is required. If no Supervisor Password is set, this
feature is not available and no password is required.
All
Supervisor only
[All]
Supervisor only allows access to boot the computer to removable media after
the Supervisor Password is entered.
Disabled
Enabled
[Enabled]
When disabled, the BIOS Flash memory will be write protected.
■
■
On Automatic
Wake up:
■
■
KB Lock on
Resume:
■
Boot from
Removable Media:
■
Flash Write:
■
■
■
■
Hard Disk Security:
–—
–—
Configures hard disk security features
Owner
Information:
–—
–—
Sets Owner information.
Exiting from the Security Menu
When you have finished setting the parameters on the Security Menu, you can either exit from setup utility or move to
another menu. If you wish to exit from setup utility, press the [Esc] key to go to the Exit Menu. If you wish to move to
another menu, use the cursor keys.
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Security Menu
Hard Disk Security Submenu of the Security Menu
The Hard Disk Security submenu is for configuring hard disk security features.
Main
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Power Savings
Exit
Advanced
Hard Disk Security
Drive0 Password Is:
Clear
Set Drive0 Password:
[Enter]
Password Entry on Boot:
[Enabled]
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter
Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
Item Specific Help
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 13. Hard Disk Security Submenu
Table 13: Fields, Options and Defaults for the Hard Disk Security Submenu of the Security Menu
Menu Field
Options
Default
Description
Drive0 Password Is:
___
Clear
Display-only. Default is Clear. When the Drive0 Password has been set, the field
changes to Set. When this password is set, the primary hard disk drive cannot be
used in another system unless the password is entered.
Set Drive0
Password
___
[Enter]
Sets, changes or cancels the Drive0 Master Password. The Drive0 Master Password
may be up to seven characters long and must include only letters or numbers (no
symbols). Passwords are NOT case-sensitive. When a Drive0 Master Password is set,
it must be used to access the hard drive if it is used in another system. Note that the
password will not take effect until the system has been rebooted.
Password Entry on
Boot:
■
[Enabled]
When set to disabled, entry of a Hard Disk Password is not required before OS boot.
(The hard disk is still password-protected without password entry.)
■
Disabled
Enabled
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Owner Information Submenu of the Security Menu
The Owner Information submenu is for setting owner information. Note that the owner information cannot be set
without having entered a Supervisor Password.
Main
Advanced
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Power Savings
Exit
Owner Information
Owner Information Is:
Clear
Set Owner Information
[Enter]
Foreground Color:
Background Color:
[Gray]
[Black]
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter
Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
Item Specific Help
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 14. Owner Information Submenu
Table 14: Fields, Options and Defaults for the Owner Information Submenu of the Security Menu
Menu Field
Options
Default
Description
Owner Information Is:
–—
Clear
Display only.
Set Owner Information:
–—
[Enter]
Field to write owner information, (i.e., name).
Foreground Color:
■
Light Cyan
Light Red
Light Magenta
Yellow
Bright White
[Gray]
Set foreground color.
Light Cyan
Light Red
Light Magenta
Yellow
Bright White
[Black]
Set background color.
■
■
■
■
■
Background Color:
■
■
■
■
■
■
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Black
Blue
Green
Cyan
Red
Magenta
■
Black
Blue
Green
Cyan
Red
Magenta
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
Brown
White
Gray
Light Blue
Light Green
■
Brown
White
Gray
Light Blue
Light Green
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
■
Boot Menu
BOOT MENU – SELECTING THE OPERATING SYSTEM SOURCE
The Boot Menu is used to select the order in which the
BIOS searches sources for the operating system. Follow
the instructions for Navigating Through the Setup
Utility to make any changes. (See Navigating through the
Setup Utility on page 2 for more information.)
Main
Advanced
The following tables show the names of the menu fields
for the Boot menu and its submenu, all of the options
for each field, the default settings and a description of
the field's function and any special information needed
to help understand the field's use.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Power Savings
Boot
▲
Quick Boot:
Boot Time Diagnostic Screen:
Boot Menu:
Preboot Execution Environment:
Boot Device Priority
[Enabled]
[Disabled]
[Enabled]
[Enabled]
Item Specific Help
[Disabled]
All diagnostic tests
will be done.
[Enabled]
Some diagnostic tests
may be skipped while
booting to speed up.
Select Item -/Space Change Values
Select Sub-Menu
Select Menu Enter
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Figure 15. Boot Menu
Table 15: Fields, Options and Defaults for the Boot Menu
Menu Field
Options
Default
Description
QuickBoot:
■
Disabled
Enabled
[Enabled]
Turns on and off booting with a truncated set of Power On Self Test.
(Fewer tests mean faster startup.)
Disabled
Enabled
[Disabled]
Turns on and off display of test results instead of Fujitsu logo screen
during Power On Self Test.
Disabled
Enabled
[Enabled]
When Disabled, the Boot Menu is disabled and the [F12] key is
ignored. When Enabled, the Boot Menu is enabled.
Disabled
Enabled
[Enabled]
Turns on and off the preboot execution environment feature.
—
This menu allows setting up the source for the operating system.
See “The Boot Device Priority Submenu” in the following section.
■
Boot-time
Diagnostic Screen:
■
Boot Menu:
■
■
■
Preboot Execution
Environment:
■
Boot Device
Priority
—
■
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Boot Device Priority Submenu of the Boot Menu
The Boot Device Priority submenu is for setting the order of checking of sources for the operating system.
■
Be aware of the operating environment when booting from a CD or you may overwrite files by mistake.
■
A bootable CD-ROM has either a floppy disk or a hard drive format. When a bootable CD-ROM is used,
drive allocations change automatically without changing the BIOS setup. If floppy disk format is used, the
CD-ROM becomes Drive A. The CD-ROM will only take drive C: (hard drive format) if the internal hard
drive is not present or is disabled. A bootable CD-ROM cannot use a C: designation if a formatted internal
hard drive is present since the C: designator is always reserved for the internal hard drive.The boot
sequence ignores new drive designations, but your application software will use the new designations.
■
In order for a portable USB memory device (e.g., JumpDrive or memory stick) to be recognized in the Boot
Device Priority list, it must have been installed before booting the system.
■
Note that some older portable USB memory devices may not be recognized as bootable devices.
■
The Boot Menu can also be invoked outside of the Setup Utility using the TrustedCore menu or the [F12]
key. (See Using the TrustedCore Menu on page 2 for more information.)
Main
Advanced
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Power Savings
Boot
Boot Device Priority
Item Specific Help
Boot priority order:
1: Floppy Disk Drive
2: Drive0: FUJITSU MHV2120AT PL
3: CD/DVD Drive
4: NETWORK: B02 D00 Yukon PXE
5:
6:
7:
8:
Excluded from boot order:
: USB MEMORY: None
: USB HDD: None
Select Item
Select Menu
<+>/<Space> or <->
moves the device up or
down.
<x> exclude or include
the device to boot.
-/Space Change Values
Enter
Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
Keys used to view or
configure devices:
Figure 16. Boot Device Priority Submenu
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F9 Setup Defaults
F10 Save and Exit
Boot Menu
Table 16: Fields, Options and Defaults for the Boot Device Priority Submenu of the Boot Menu
Menu Field
Description
Boot priority order:
1: Floppy Disk Drive
2: Drive0:
3: CD/DVD Drive:
4: NETWORK:
5:
6:
7:
8:
Excluded from boot
order:
: USB MEMORY:
: USB HDD:
The boot selections determine the order in which the BIOS searches for the operating system
during a startup sequence. To change the order, highlight one source by using the [up] or
[down] cursor keys and then press the [+] or [-] key to change the order number. Tapping [x]
removes from the list a device that is not installed. Tapping [x] on an item in the Excluded list
adds the device to the Boot priority list. Be sure to save your changed order when you exit the
BIOS setup utility.
NOTE: Be aware that if you use the CD-ROM drive as the first boot device, certain files may
be overwritten, depending upon your operating environment.
Exiting from Boot Menu
When you have finished setting the boot parameters with the Boot Menu, you can either exit from the setup utility or
move to another menu. If you wish to exit from the setup utility press the [Esc] key to go to the Exit Menu. If you wish
to move to another menu, use the cursor keys.
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LifeBook A Series BIOS
INFO MENU - DISPLAYS BASIC SYSTEM INFORMATION
The Info Menu is a display-only screen that provides the
configuration information for your notebook.
The information, including CPU type and
speed, and total memory, displayed on this
screen varies according to the unit you
purchased.
The following table shows the names of the menu fields
for the Info menu and the information displayed in
those fields. These fields are for information purposes
only and cannot be modified by the user.
Main
Advanced
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Power Savings
Boot
BIOS Version:
BIOS Date:
BIOS Area:
1.09
01/09/2007
E000h - FFFFh
CPU Type:
CPU Speed:
L1 Cache:
L2 Cache:
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU T5500
1.66 GHz
128 KB
2048 KB
Info
Total Memory:
1024 MB
Memory Slot 1: 1024 MB DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Slot 2: None
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter
Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
Figure 17. Info Menu
Table 17: Fields, Options and Defaults for the Info Menu
Note that the parameters listed in the following table may be different, depending upon the system configuration.
Menu Field
Default
Menu Field
Default
BIOS Version:
1.08
L1 Cache:
128 KB
BIOS Date:
12/25/2006
L2 Cache:
2048 KB
BIOS Area:
E000h – FFFFh
Total Memory:
1024 MB
CPU Type:
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU T5500
Memory Slot 1:
1024 MB DDR2 SDRAM
CPU Speed:
1.66 GHz
Memory Slot 2:
None
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Exit Menu
EXIT MENU – LEAVING THE SETUP UTILITY
The Exit Menu is used to leave the setup utility. Follow
the instructions for Navigating Through the Setup
Utility to make any changes. (See Navigating through the
Setup Utility on page 2 for more information.)
Main
Advanced
The following table shows the names of the menu fields
for the Exit menu, the default settings and a description
of the field's function and any special information
needed to help understand the field's use.
PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility
Security
Power Savings
Boot
Exit
Item Specific Help
Exit Saving Changes
Exit Discarding Changes
Load Setup Defaults
Discard Changes
Save Changes
Save Changes and Power Off
Select Item
Select Menu
-/Space Change Values
Enter
Select Sub-Menu
▲
F1 Help
ESC Exit
Exit System Setup and
save your changes to
CMOS.
F9
F10
Setup Defaults
Save and Exit
Figure 18. Exit Menu
Table 18: Fields, Options and Defaults for the Exit Menu
Menu Field
Description
Exit Saving
Changes
Exit Saving Changes and Exit will store all the entries on every menu of the setup utility to the BIOS memory, then exit
the utility. A confirmation message Save Configuration changes and exit now? [Yes][No] is displayed.
Exit Discarding
Changes
Selecting Exit Discarding Changes and Exit will exit the setup utility with out writing to the BIOS memory. When the
BIOS recognizes this selection it will load the operating system and begin operation.
Load Setup
Defaults
Selecting Load Setup Defaults will load the factory preset default values for all menu fields, then display the message
Load default configuration now? [Yes] [No]. When confirmed the setup utility will return to the Exit
Menu. To return to another menu follow the directions in the Navigating Through the Setup Utility Section.
Discard
Changes
Selecting Discard Changes will load the previous values in BIOS memory for all menu fields. The message Load
previous configuration now? [Yes] [No] will be displayed. When confirmed the setup utility will return to
the Exit menu. To return to another menu, follow the directions in the Navigating Through the Setup Utility Section.
Save Changes
Selecting Save Changes will cause the new settings in all menus to be written to the BIOS memory. The message Save
configuration changes now? [Yes] [No] will be displayed. When confirmed, the setup utility will return to
the Exit menu. To return to another menu, follow the directions in the Navigating Through the Setup Utility section.
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Table 18: Fields, Options and Defaults for the Exit Menu
Menu Field
Description
Save Changes
and Power Off
Selecting Save Changes and Power Off will cause the new settings in all menus to be written to the BIOS memory. The
message Save configuration changes and power off now? [Yes] [No] will be displayed. When confirmed, the system will shut down. If No is selected, the system will return to the Exit menu. To return to another menu,
follow the directions in the Navigating Through the Setup Utility section.
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