Computer Setup (F10) Utility Guide

Computer Setup (F10) Utility Guide

Computer Setup (F10) Utility

Guide

Business Desktops

Document Part Number: 361206-001

May 2004

This guide provides instructions on how to use Computer Setup. This tool is used to reconfigure and modify computer default settings when new hardware is installed and for maintenance purposes.

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Computer Setup (F10) Utility Guide

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First Edition (May 2004)

Document Part Number: 361206-001

Contents

Computer Setup (F10) Utility

Computer Setup (F10) Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Using Computer Setup (F10) Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

File . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

System Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

About . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Set Time and Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Replicated Setup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Default Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Apply Defaults and Exit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Ignore Changes and Exit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Save Changes and Exit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Device Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Storage Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

DPS Self-Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Boot Order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Setup Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Power-On Password . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Password Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Pre-Boot Authorization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Smart Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Embedded Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Device Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Network Service Boot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

System IDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

DriveLock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Master Boot Record Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Save Master Boot Record. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

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Restore Master Boot Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Advanced* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Power-On Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

BIOS Power-On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Onboard Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

PCI Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Bus Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Device Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

PCI VGA Configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Recovering the Configuration Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Method One: Flash ROM CMOS Archive and Restore

Feature—Using Power Switch Override . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Method Two: Save to Removable Media and Restore from Removable Media . . . 25

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Computer Setup (F10) Utilities

Use Computer Setup (F10) Utility to do the following:

Change factory default settings.

Set the system date and time.

Set, view, change, or verify the system configuration, including settings for processor, graphics, memory, audio, storage, communications, and input devices.

Modify the boot order of bootable devices such as hard drives, diskette drives, optical drives, or LS-120 drives.

Enable Quick Boot, which is faster than Full Boot but does not run all of the diagnostic tests run during a Full Boot. You can set the system to: always Quick Boot (default); periodically Full Boot (from every 1 to 30 days); or always Full Boot.

Select Post Messages Enabled or Disabled to change the display status of Power-On Self-Test (POST) messages. Post Messages

Disabled suppresses most POST messages, such as memory count, product name, and other non-error text messages. If a

POST error occurs, the error is displayed regardless of the mode selected. To manually switch to Post Messages Enabled during

POST, press any key (except

F1

through

F12

).

Establish an Ownership Tag, the text of which is displayed each time the system is turned on or restarted.

Enter the Asset Tag or property identification number assigned by the company to this computer.

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Enable the power-on password prompt during system restarts

(warm boots) as well as during power-on.

Establish a setup password that controls access to Computer

Setup (F10) Utility and the settings described in this section.

To secure integrated I/O functionality, including the serial, USB, or parallel ports, audio, or embedded NIC, so that they cannot be used until they are unsecured.

Enable or disable Master Boot Record (MBR) Security.

Enable or disable removable media boot ability.

Enable or disable legacy diskette write ability (when supported by hardware).

Solve system configuration errors detected but not automatically fixed during the Power-On Self-Test (POST).

Replicate the system setup by saving system configuration information on diskette and restoring it on one or more computers.

Execute self-tests on a specified ATA hard drive (when supported by drive).

Enable or disable DriveLock security (when supported by

MultiBay drive).

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Using Computer Setup (F10) Utilities

Computer Setup can be accessed only by turning the computer on or restarting the system. To access the Computer Setup Utilities menu, complete the following steps:

1. Turn on or restart the computer. If you are in Microsoft Windows, click Start > Shut Down > Restart.

2. As soon as the computer is turned on, press and hold the

F10

key until you enter Computer Setup. Press

Enter

to bypass the title screen, if necessary.

If you do not press the

F10

key at the appropriate time, you must restart the computer and press and hold the

F10

key again to access the utility.

If you are using a PS/2 keyboard, you may see a Keyboard Error message—disregard it.

3. Select your language from the list and press

Enter

.

4. A choice of four headings appears in the Computer Setup Utilities menu: File, Storage, Security, and Advanced.

5. Use the arrow (left and right) keys to select the appropriate heading. Use the arrow (up and down) keys to select the option you want, then press

Enter

. To return to the Computer Setup

Utilities menu, press the

Esc

key.

6. To apply and save changes, select File > Save Changes

and Exit.

If you have made changes that you do not want applied, select Ignore Changes and Exit.

To reset to factory settings, select Set Defaults and Exit.

This option will restore the original factory system defaults.

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CAUTION: Do NOT turn the computer power OFF while the ROM is saving the F10 Computer Setup changes because the CMOS could become corrupted. It is safe to turn off the computer only after exiting the

F10 Setup screen.

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File

Option

System Information

About

Set Time and Date

Replicated Setup

Description

Lists:

• Product name

• Processor type/speed/stepping

• Cache size (L1/L2)

• Installed memory size/speed, number of channels (single or dual) (if applicable)

• Integrated MAC address for embedded, enabled NIC (if applicable)

• System ROM (includes family name and version)

• Chassis serial number

• Asset tracking number

Displays copyright notice.

Allows you to set system time and date.

Save to Removable Media

Saves system configuration, including CMOS, to a formatted 1.44-MB diskette, a USB flash media device, or a diskette-like device (a storage device set to emulate a diskette drive).

Restore from Removable Media

Restores system configuration from a diskette, a USB flash media device, or a diskette-like device.

Default Setup

Save Current Settings as Default

Saves the current system configuration settings as the default.

Restore Factory Settings as Default

Restores the factory system configuration settings as the default.

Support for specific Computer Setup options may vary depending on the hardware configuration.

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File (continued)

Storage

Option Description

Apply Defaults and Exit Applies the currently selected default settings and clears any established passwords.

Ignore Changes and Exit

Save Changes and Exit

Exits Computer Setup without applying or saving any changes.

Saves changes to system configuration or default settings and exits Computer Setup.

Device Configuration Lists all installed BIOS-controlled storage devices.

When a device is selected, detailed information and options are displayed.

The following options may be presented.

Diskette Type

Identifies the highest capacity media type accepted by the diskette drive.

Legacy Diskette Drives

Options are 3.5" 1.44 MB and

5.25" 1.2 MB.

Drive Emulation

Allows you to select a drive emulation type for a certain storage device. (For example, a Zip drive can be made bootable by selecting diskette emulation.)

Drive Type Emulation Options

ATAPI Zip drive None (treated as Other).

Diskette (treated as diskette drive).

IDE Hard Disk None (treated as Other)

Disk (treated as hard drive)

Support for specific Computer Setup options may vary depending on the hardware configuration.

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Storage

(continued)

Option

Device Configuration

(continued)

Description

Legacy Diskette No emulation options available.

IDE CD-ROM

Drive Type

(continued)

No emulation options available.

Emulation Options

(continued)

ATAPI LS-120 None (treated as Other).

Diskette (treated as diskette drive).

Default Values IDE/SATA

Multisector Transfers (ATA disks only)

Specifies how many sectors are transferred per multi-sector PIO operation. Options (subject to device capabilities) are Disabled, 8, and 16.

Transfer Mode (ATA devices only)

Specifies the active data transfer mode.

Options (subject to device capabilities) are PIO 0, Max PIO, Enhanced DMA, Ultra

DMA 0, and Max UDMA.

Support for specific Computer Setup options may vary depending on the hardware configuration.

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Storage

(continued)

Option

Device Configuration

(continued)

Description

Translation Mode (ATA disks only)

Lets you select the translation mode to be used for the device. This enables the BIOS to access disks partitioned and formatted on other systems and may be necessary for users of older versions of UNIX (e.g., SCO

UNIX version 3.2). Options are Bit-Shift,

LBA Assisted, User, and None.

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CAUTION: Ordinarily, the translation mode selected automatically by the BIOS should not be changed. If the selected translation mode is not compatible with the translation mode that was active when the disk was partitioned and formatted, the data on the disk will be inaccessible.

Translation Parameters (ATA disks only)

This feature appears only when User translation mode is selected.

Allows you to specify the parameters (logical cylinders, heads, and sectors per track) used by the BIOS to translate disk I/O requests

(from the operating system or an application) into terms the hard drive can accept. Logical cylinders may not exceed 1024. The number of heads may not exceed 256. The number of sectors per track may not exceed 63. These fields are only visible and changeable when the drive translation mode is set to User.

Storage Options

Removable Media Boot

Enables/disables ability to boot the system from removable media.

Support for specific Computer Setup options may vary depending on the hardware configuration.

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Storage

(continued)

Option

Storage Options

(continued)

Description

Legacy Diskette Write

Enables/disables ability to write data to legacy diskettes.

After saving changes to Removable

Media Write, the computer will restart.

Turn the computer off, then on, manually.

BIOS DMA Data Transfers

Allows you to control how BIOS disk I/O requests are serviced. When “Enable” is selected, the BIOS will service ATA disk read and write requests with DMA data transfers.

When “Disable” is selected, the BIOS will service ATA disk read and write requests with

PIO data transfers.

Support for specific Computer Setup options may vary depending on the hardware configuration.

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Storage

(continued)

Option

Storage Options

(continued)

Description

SATA Emulation

Allows you to choose how the SATA controller and devices are accessed by the operating system.

“Separate IDE Controller” is the default option. Up to 4 SATA and 2 PATA devices may be accessed in this mode. The SATA and

PATA controllers appear as two separate IDE controllers. Use this option with Microsoft

Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

• SATA 0 is seen as SATA Primary Device 0

• SATA 1 (if present) is seen as SATA

Secondary Device 0

“Combined IDE Controller” is the other option. Up to 2 PATA and 2 SATA devices may be accessed in this mode. The SATA and

PATA controllers appear as one combined IDE controller. Use this option with Microsoft

Windows 98 and earlier operating systems.

• PATA Primary Device 0 replaces SATA 1

• PATA Primary Device 1 replaces SATA 3

IDE Controller

Allows you to enable or disable the primary

IDE controller. This feature is supported on select models only.

Primary SATA Controller

Allows you to enable or disable the Primary

SATA controller.

Support for specific Computer Setup options may vary depending on the hardware configuration.

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Storage

(continued)

Option

Storage Options

(continued)

Description

Secondary SATA Controller

Allows you to enable or disable the

Secondary SATA controller. This feature is supported on select models only.

DPS Self-Test Allows you to execute self-tests on ATA hard drives capable of performing the Drive

Protection System (DPS) self-tests.

This selection will only appear when at least one drive capable of performing the

DPS self-tests is attached to the system.

Support for specific Computer Setup options may vary depending on the hardware configuration.

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Storage

(continued)

Boot Order Allows you to:

• Specify the order in which attached devices (such as a USB flash media device, diskette drive, hard drive, optical drive, or network interface card) are checked for a bootable operating system image. Each device on the list may be individually excluded from or included for consideration as a bootable operating system source.

• Specify the order of attached hard drives.

The first hard drive in the order will have priority in the boot sequence and will be recognized as drive C (if any devices are attached).

MS-DOS drive lettering assignments may not apply after a non-MS-DOS operating system has started.

Shortcut to Temporarily Override

Boot Order

To boot one time from a device other than the default device specified in Boot Order, restart the computer and press F9 when the monitor light turns green. After POST is completed, a list of bootable devices is displayed. Use the arrow keys to select the preferred bootable device and press Enter.

The computer then boots from the selected non-default device for this one time.

Support for specific Computer Setup options may vary depending on the hardware configuration.

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Option

Setup Password

Description

Allows you to set and enable setup

(administrator) password.

If the setup password is set, it is required to change Computer Setup options, flash the ROM, and make changes to certain plug and play settings under Windows.

See the Troubleshooting Guide on the

Documentation CD for more information.

Power-On Password

Password Options

(This selection will appear only if a power-on password is set.)

Pre-Boot Authorization

Allows you to set and enable power-on password.

See the Troubleshooting Guide on the

Documentation CD for more information.

Allows you to specify whether the password is required for warm boot (CTRL+ALT+DEL).

See the Desktop Management Guide on the

Documentation CD for more information.

Allows you to enable/disable the Smart Card to be used in place of the Power-On

Password.

Smart Cover Allows you to:

• Lock/unlock the Cover Lock.

• Set the Cover Removal Sensor to

Disable/Notify User/Setup Password.

Notify User alerts the user that the sensor has detected that the cover has been removed. Setup Password requires that the setup password be entered to boot the computer if the sensor detects that the cover has been removed.

This feature is supported on select models only. See the Desktop Management Guide on the Documentation CD for more information.

Support for specific Computer Setup options may vary depending on the hardware configuration.

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Security

(continued)

Option

Embedded Security

Device Security

Description

Allows you to:

• Enable/disable the Embedded Security device.

• Reset the device to Factory Settings.

This feature is supported on select models only. See the Desktop Management Guide on the Documentation CD for more information.

Enables/disables serial ports, parallel port, front USB ports, system audio, network controllers (some models), MultiBay devices

(some models), and SCSI controllers (some models).

Network Service Boot Enables/disables the computer’s ability to boot from an operating system installed on a network server. (Feature available on NIC models only; the network controller must reside on the PCI bus or be embedded on the system board.)

Support for specific Computer Setup options may vary depending on the hardware configuration.

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Security

(continued)

Option

System IDs

Description

Allows you to set:

• Asset tag (18-byte identifier) and ownership Tag (80-byte identifier displayed during POST).

See the Desktop Management Guide on the Documentation CD for more information.

• Chassis serial number or Universal

Unique Identifier (UUID) number. The

UUID can only be updated if the current chassis serial number is invalid. (These ID numbers are normally set in the factory and are used to uniquely identify the system.)

• Keyboard locale setting (for example,

English or German) for System ID entry.

DriveLock Allows you to assign or modify a master or user password for MultiBay hard drives (not supported on SCSI hard drives). When this feature is enabled, the user is prompted to provide one of the DriveLock passwords during POST. If neither is successfully entered, the hard drive will remain inaccessible until one of the passwords is successfully provided during a subsequent cold-boot sequence.

This selection will only appear when at least one MultiBay drive that supports the

DriveLock feature is attached to the system.

See the Desktop Management Guide on the

Documentation CD for more information.

Support for specific Computer Setup options may vary depending on the hardware configuration.

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Security

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Option

Master Boot Record

Security

Description

Allows you to enable or disable Master Boot

Record (MBR) Security.

When enabled, the BIOS rejects all requests to write to the MBR on the current bootable disk. Each time the computer is powered on or rebooted, the BIOS compares the MBR of the current bootable disk to the previously-saved

MBR. If changes are detected, you are given the option of saving the MBR on the current bootable disk, restoring the previously-saved

MBR, or disabling MBR Security. You must know the setup password, if one is set.

Disable MBR Security before intentionally changing the formatting or partitioning of the current bootable disk. Several disk utilities (such as FDISK and FORMAT) attempt to update the MBR.

If MBR Security is enabled and disk accesses are being serviced by the

BIOS, write requests to the MBR are rejected, causing the utilities to report errors.

If MBR Security is enabled and disk accesses are being serviced by the operating system, any MBR change will be detected by the BIOS during the next reboot, and an MBR Security warning message will be displayed.

Save Master Boot

Record

Saves a backup copy of the Master Boot

Record of the current bootable disk.

configuration.

Only appears if MBR Security is enabled.

Support for specific Computer Setup options may vary depending on the hardware

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Security

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Restore Master Boot

Record

Restores the backup Master Boot Record to the current bootable disk.

Only appears if all of the following conditions are true:

• MBR Security is enabled.

• A backup copy of the MBR has been previously saved.

• The current bootable disk is the same disk from which the backup copy of the MBR was saved.

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CAUTION: Restoring a previously saved

MBR after a disk utility or the operating system has modified the MBR may cause the data on the disk to become inaccessible. Only restore a previously saved MBR if you are confident that the current bootable disk’s MBR has been corrupted or infected with a virus.

Support for specific Computer Setup options may vary depending on the hardware configuration.

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Advanced*

*For advanced users only.

Power-On Options Allows you to set:

• POST mode (QuickBoot, FullBoot, or

FullBoot every 1–30 days).

• POST messages (enable/disable).

F9 prompt (enable/disable). Enabling this feature will display the text “F9 = Boot

Menu” during POST. Disabling this feature prevents the text from being displayed. However, pressing the F9 key will still access the Shortcut Boot [Order]

Menu screen. See Storage > Boot Order for more information.

F10 prompt (enable/disable). Enabling this feature will display the text

“F10 = Setup” during POST. Disabling this feature prevents the text from being displayed. However, pressing the F10 key will still access the Setup screen.

F12 prompt (enable/disable). Enabling this feature will display the text

“F12 = Network Service Boot” during

POST. Disabling this feature prevents the text from being displayed. However, pressing the F12 key will still force the system to attempt booting from the network.

Support for specific Computer Setup options may vary depending on the hardware configuration.

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Advanced*

(continued)

*For advanced users only.

Power-On Options

(continued)

Allows you to set:

• Option ROM prompt (enable/disable)

Enabling this feature will cause the system to display a message before loading options ROMs. (This feature is supported on select models only.)

• Remote wakeup boot source (remote server/local hard drive).

• After Power Loss (off/on): After power loss, if you connect the computer to an electric power strip and would like to turn on power to the computer using the switch on the power strip, set this option to “on.”

If you turn off power to the computer using the switch on a power strip, you will not be able to use the suspend/sleep feature or the Remote Management features.

• POST Delay (in seconds)

(enable/disable). Enabling this feature will add a user-specified delay to the

POST process. This delay is sometimes needed for hard disks on some PCI cards that spin up very slowly; so slowly that they are not ready to boot by the time

POST is finished. The POST delay also gives you more time to select the F10 key to enter Computer (F10) Setup.

Support for specific Computer Setup options may vary depending on the hardware configuration.

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Advanced*

(continued)

*For advanced users only.

Option

Power-On Options

(continued)

BIOS Power-On

Description

Allows you to set:

• I/O APIC Mode (enable/disable).

Enabling this feature will allow Microsoft

Windows Operating Systems to run optimally. This feature must be disabled for certain non-Microsoft Operating

Systems to work properly.

• ACPI/USB Buffers @ Top of Memory

(enable/disable). Enabling this feature places USB memory buffers at the top of memory. The advantage is that some amount of memory below 1 MB is freed up for use by option ROMs. The disadvantage is that a popular memory manager, HIMEM.SYS, does not work properly when USB buffers are at top of memory AND the system has 64 MB or less of RAM.

• Hyper-threading (enable/disable).

• Fan idle mode: The idle speed can be set to a higher speed. Higher speeds will provide more cooling during idle, but will be louder. (This feature is supported on select models only.)

This feature allows you to increase the minimum fan speed; the maximum speed is not affected and the fan cannot be slowed below the minimum.

Allows you to set the computer to turn on automatically at a time you specify.

Onboard Devices Allows you to set resources for or disable onboard system devices (diskette controller, serial port, or parallel port).

Support for specific Computer Setup options may vary depending on the hardware configuration.

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Option

PCI Devices

Description

• Lists currently installed PCI devices and their IRQ settings.

• Allows you to reconfigure IRQ settings for these devices or to disable them entirely.

These settings have no effect under an

APIC-based operating system.

Bus Options On select models, allows you to enable or disable:

• PCI SERR# Generation.

• PCI VGA palette snooping, which sets the

VGA palette snooping bit in PCI configuration space; only needed when more than one graphics controller is installed.

Support for specific Computer Setup options may vary depending on the hardware configuration.

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Device Options Allows you to set:

• Printer mode (bi-directional, EPP & ECP, output only).

Num Lock state at power-on (off/on).

• S5 Wake on LAN (enable/disable).

• To disable Wake on LAN during the off state (S5), use the arrow (left and right) keys to select the Advanced > Device

Options menu and set the S5 Wake on

Lan feature to “Disable.” This obtains the lowest power consumption available on the computer during S5. It does not affect the ability of the computer to Wake on

LAN from suspend or hibernation, but will prevent it from waking from S5 via the network. It does not affect operation of the network connection while the computer is on.

• If a network connection is not required, completely disable the network controller

(NIC) by using the arrow (left and right) keys to select the Security > Device

Security menu. Set the Network

Controller option to “Device Hidden.” This prevents the network controller from being used by the operating system and reduces the power used by the computer in S5.

• Processor cache (enable/disable).

Support for specific Computer Setup options may vary depending on the hardware configuration.

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Allows you to set:

• ACPI S3 support (enable/disable). S3 is an ACPI (advanced configuration and power interface) sleep state that some add-in hardware options may not support.

ACPI S3 selections are supported on select models only. If the ACPI S3 support option is not presented, the other

ACPI S3 options (ACPI S3 Video REPOST,

ACPI S3 Hard Disk Reset, and ACPI S3

PS2 Mouse Wakeup) will not be available.

• ACPI S3 Video REPOST (enable/disable).

This feature reruns the video option ROM on a boot from the S3 state (available on select models only).

• ACPI S3 Hard Disk Reset

(enable/disable). Resets the hard disk after waking from the S3 sleep state.

• ACPI S3 PS2 Mouse Wakeup

(enable/disable). Allows the mouse to wake the system from the S3 sleep state

(available on select models only).

• Unique Sleep State Blink Patterns. Allows you to choose an LED blink pattern that uniquely identifies each sleep state.

• Integrated Video (enable/disable) Allows you to use integrated video and PCI Up

Solution video at the same time (available on select models only).

Inserting a PCI or PCI Express video card automatically disables Integrated Video.

When PCI Express video is on, Integrated

Video must remain disabled.

Support for specific Computer Setup options may vary depending on the hardware configuration.

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Description

Allows you to set:

• Monitor Tracking (enable/disable).

Allows ROM to save monitor asset information.

• NIC PXE Option ROM Download

(enable/disable). The BIOS contains an embedded NIC option ROM to allow the unit to boot through the network to a PXE server. This is typically used to download a corporate image to a hard drive. The

NIC option ROM takes up memory space below 1MB commonly referred to as DOS

Compatibility Hole (DCH) space. This space is limited. This F10 option will allow users to disable the downloading of this embedded NIC option ROM thus giving more DCH space for additional

PCI cards which may need option ROM space. The default will be to have the NIC option ROM enabled.

PCI VGA Configuration Displayed only if there are multiple PCI video adapters in the system. Allows you to specify which VGA controller will be the “boot” or primary VGA controller.

Support for specific Computer Setup options may vary depending on the hardware configuration.

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Recovering the Configuration Settings

There are two ways to recover the Configuration Settings established in the Computer Setup (F10) Utility.

Method One: Flash ROM CMOS Archive and Restore

Feature—Using Power Switch Override

F10 Computer Setup CMOS Configuration Settings are stored in

Non-Volatile RAM (NVRAM).

Each time the computer starts, the system ROM saves a copy of

NVRAM (including CMOS, passwords, and other system variables) in the flash ROM. Should the system become unstable, the last known good copy of NVRAM can be restored using a feature called “power button override.” To restore NVRAM do the following:

1. With the unit powered down, press and release the power button.

2. Immediately after pressing the power button (during POST), press and hold the power button until the unit powers down

(about four seconds).

At the next startup, the ROM detects this “power button override” event and the backup copy of NVRAM is restored automatically.

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CAUTION: Unplugging the power cord during POST can corrupt the splash screen (the logo screen seen during POST). Flashing the ROM is required to restore the splash screen, although the computer will continue to function normally.

Because of the “power button override “feature, you cannot power off the computer with the power button immediately after powering up during POST (Power-On Self-Test). The video display must be active before the computer can be powered off by pushing the power button.

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Method Two: Save to Removable Media and Restore from Removable Media

This method of recovery requires that you first perform the Save to

Removable Mediacommand with the Computer Setup (F10) Utility

before Restore is needed. (See

“Save to Removable Media” on page 4

in the Computer Setup options table.)

It is recommended that you save any modified computer configuration settings to a diskette, a USB flash media device, or a diskette-like device (a storage device set to emulate a diskette drive) and save the diskette or device for possible future use.

To restore the configuration, insert the diskette, USB flash media device, or other storage media emulating a diskette with the saved configuration and perform the Restore from Removable Media

command with the Computer Setup (F10) Utility. (See

“Restore from

Removable Media” on page 4

in the Computer Setup options table.)

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