Simple BIOS utility settingsThe BIOS can be used to set your notebook's system parameters. The system date, time, power settings and other functions are set in the BIOS. This information is stored on a non-volatile, battery-backed CMOS RAM. This simply means that the settings are saved even when the notebook itself is switched off.
|Main||Date and Time, Boot Sequence.|
|Advanced||LPT Ports, COM Ports, VGA shared memory.|
|Exit||Save and Exit, Exit (no save), Default settings, Restore settings.|
|Alt||Highlights (activates) the menu bar|
| Left Arrow
|Selects a Menu Bar option.|
| Left Mouse Button
|Opens the Menu Bar option.|
| Right Mouse Button
|Cancels current action|
Main MenuNote: if an option is not listed in the following menus, then it should remain at the factory default setting.
|Date and Time||Day/Month/Year
|Sets the date and time|
|Boot Device||1st Boot Device||Hard Disk C||Specify the system's first choice for the boot drive|
|2nd Boot Device||Hard Disk C||Specify the system's second choice for the boot drive|
|3rd Boot Device||Hard Disk C||Specify the system's third choice for the boot drive|
Advanced MenuFrom the Components menu, the type of the Printer port can be set, also the trackpad can be switched on or off to allow the use of an external PS/2 mouse. If an external television is being used, it's type can be set to NTSC or PAL as applicable.
|LPT Port||Port Address||None||Specify the LPT Port configuration|
|LPT1, Addr 378, IRQ7|
|LPT2, Addr 278, IRQ5|
|LPT3, Addr 3BC, IRQ7|
|Port Definition||Output Only|
|Enhanced Parallel (EPP)|
|Extended Capabilities (ECP)|
|VGA Shared Memory||8mb||Select the VGA shared memory size|
Exit MenuThe exit menu provides the user with options for leaving the BIOS, with or without saving any changes which have been made, as well as the options for restoring default settings or returning to previous settings.
|Save and Exit||Save the current settings and reboot the system|
|Exit (no save)||Exit without saving any of the changes|
|Default Settings||Restore the default factory settings (the original ROM settings)|
|Restore settings||Restore the current setup to the previous one.|