Setup Utility (BIOS). HP G62-340, G62-372US, G62-b00 Notebook PC series, PRESARIO CQ62-200SL, CQ62-410US, PRESARIO CQ62-a10ER, G62-219WM, CQ62-238DX

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Setup Utility (BIOS). HP G62-340, G62-372US, G62-b00 Notebook PC series, PRESARIO CQ62-200SL, CQ62-410US, PRESARIO CQ62-a10ER, G62-219WM, CQ62-238DX | Manualzz

A Setup Utility (BIOS)

Starting Setup Utility

Setup Utility is a ROM-based information and customization utility that can be used even when your

Windows operating system is not working.

The utility reports information about the computer and provides settings for startup, security, and other preferences.

To start Setup Utility:

Open Setup Utility by turning on or restarting the computer. While the “Press the ESC key for

Startup Menu” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen, press f10 .

– or –

1.

Open Setup Utility by turning on or restarting the computer. While the “Press the ESC key for

Startup Menu” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen, press esc .

2.

When the Startup Menu is displayed, press f10 .

Starting Setup Utility 97

Using Setup Utility

Changing the language of Setup Utility

The following procedure explains how to change the language of Setup Utility. If Setup Utility is not already running, begin at step 1. If Setup Utility is already running, begin at step 2.

1.

Open Setup Utility by turning on or restarting the computer. While the “Press the ESC key for

Startup Menu” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen, press f10 .

– or –

Open Setup Utility by turning on or restarting the computer. While the “Press the ESC key for

Startup Menu” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen, press esc . When the

Startup Menu is displayed, press f10 .

2.

Use the arrow keys to select System Configuration > Language, and then press enter .

3.

Use the arrow keys to select a language, and then press enter .

4.

When a confirmation prompt with your language selected is displayed, press enter .

5.

To save your change and exit Setup Utility, use the arrow keys to select Exit > Exit Saving

Changes, and then press enter .

Your change goes into effect immediately.

Navigating and selecting in Setup Utility

Because Setup Utility is not Windows based, it does not support the TouchPad. Navigation and selection are by keystroke.

To choose a menu or a menu item, use the arrow keys.

To choose an item in a list or to toggle a field, for example an Enable/Disable field, use the arrow keys or f5 and f6 .

To select an item, press enter .

To close a text box or return to the menu display, press esc .

To display additional navigation and selection information while Setup Utility is open, press f1 .

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Displaying system information

The following procedure explains how to display system information in Setup Utility. If Setup Utility is not open, begin at step 1. If Setup Utility is open, begin at step 2.

1.

Open Setup Utility by turning on or restarting the computer. While the “Press the ESC key for

Startup Menu” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen, press f10 .

– or –

Open Setup Utility by turning on or restarting the computer. While the “Press the ESC key for

Startup Menu” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen, press esc . When the

Startup Menu is displayed, press f10 .

2.

Select the Main menu. System information such as the system time and date, and identification information about the computer is displayed.

3.

To exit Setup Utility without changing any settings, use the arrow keys to select Exit > Exit

Discarding Changes, and then press enter .

Restoring default settings in Setup Utility

The following procedure explains how to restore Setup Utility default settings. If Setup Utility is not already running, begin at step 1. If Setup Utility is already running, begin at step 2.

1.

Open Setup Utility by turning on or restarting the computer. While the “Press the ESC key for

Startup Menu” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen, press f10 .

– or –

Open Setup Utility by turning on or restarting the computer. While the “Press the ESC key for

Startup Menu” message is displayed in the lower-left corner of the screen, press esc . When the

Startup Menu is displayed, press f10 .

2.

Use the arrow keys to select Exit > Load Setup Defaults, and then press enter .

3.

When the Setup Confirmation is displayed, press enter .

4.

To save your change and exit Setup Utility, use the arrow keys to select Exit > Exit Saving

Changes, and then press enter .

Setup Utility default settings go into effect when the computer restarts.

NOTE:

Your password, security, and language settings are not changed when you restore the factory default settings.

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Exiting Setup Utility

You can exit Setup Utility with or without saving changes.

To exit Setup Utility and save your changes from the current session:

If the Setup Utility menus are not visible, press esc to return to the menu display. Then use the arrow keys to select Exit > Exit Saving Changes, and then press enter .

To exit Setup Utility without saving your changes from the current session:

If the Setup Utility menus are not visible, press esc to return to the menu display. Then use the arrow keys to select Exit > Exit Discarding Changes, and then press enter .

After either choice, the computer restarts in Windows.

Setup Utility menus

The menu tables in this section provide an overview of Setup Utility options.

NOTE:

Some of the Setup Utility menu items listed in this chapter may not be supported by your computer.

Main menu

Select

System information

To do this

● View and change the system time and date.

View identification information about the computer.

● View specification information about the processor, memory size, system BIOS, and keyboard controller version (select models only).

Security menu

Select

Administrator Password

Power-On Password

To do this

Enter, change, or delete an administrator password.

Enter, change, or delete a power-on password.

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System Configuration menu

Select

Language

Button Sound (select models only)

Virtualization Technology (select models only)

Processor C6 State (select models only)

LAN Power Saving (select models only)

To do this

Change the language of Setup Utility.

Enable/disable the capacitive button tapping sound.

Enable/disable the processor Virtualization Technology.

Enable/disable the processor state.

Enable/disable LAN Power Saving. When enabled, saves power when the computer is in DC mode.

Enable/disable Card Reader/1394 Power Saving.

Card Reader/1394 Power Saving (select models only)

Fan Always On

Action Key Mode

Boot Options

Enabled/disable Fan Always On. When enabled, the computer fan will always be on.

Enable/disable Action Key Mode.

Set the following boot options:

● POST Hotkey Delay (sec.)―Set the delay for the f10 and f12 functions of Setup Utility in intervals of 5 seconds each (0, 5, 10, 15,

20).

CD-ROM Boot―Enable/disable boot from CD-ROM.

● Floppy Boot―Enable/disable boot from diskette.

Internal Network Adapter Boot―Enable/disable boot from the internal network adapter.

Boot Order―Set the boot order for:

Notebook Hard Drive

Internal CD/DVD ROM Drive

USB Diskette on Key/USB Hard Disk

USB CD/DVD ROM Drive

USB Floppy

Network Adapter

Diagnostics menu

Select

Hard Disk Self Test

Secondary Hard Disk Self Test (select models only)

Memory Test

To do this

Run a comprehensive self-test on the hard drive.

NOTE:

On models with two hard drives, this menu option is called the

Primary Hard Disk Self Test.

Run a comprehensive self-test on a secondary hard drive.

Run a diagnostic test on the system memory.

Setup Utility menus 101

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  • Bright display for clear viewing of documents, web pages, and movies
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  • Integrated webcam for video conferencing
  • Long battery life for extended use on the go

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