Simple BIOS utility settings

The 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.

To access the BIOS,when you see the message F2 to enter System Configuration Utility (or similar) press the appropriate keys. This message is not on screen for long, and should you miss it you will need to reboot your notebook.

This page is intended merely as a guide, should you do any severe damage to your computer whilst in the BIOS, we can accept no responsibility.
The following options are available in the BIOS.

Menu Menu Items
Startup Date and Time, Fast Boot, Boot Devices, Display, Enable Battery Low Beep, Enable Power On Beep, Display OEM Logo, Boot Password, SCU Password
Memory VGA Shared Memory
Disks IDE Settings, Virus Alert
Components Keyboard Numlock, Keyboard Repeat, Enable Padlock
Power Low Power Saving, Medium Power Saving, High Power Saving, Customise, Turn On Power for Wireless Devices and Camera
Exit Save and Exit, Exit (No Save), Default Settings, Restore Settings

To navigate your way around the BIOS, use the following keys.
Keys Action
Arrow / Right Arrow Moves from one menu to another
Up/Down arrows Scroll up and down through the options of a menu. Also, when an option is selected, these keys scroll through the available settings.
Enter Selects an option you wish to change.

Note: if an option is not listed in the following menus, then it should remain at the factory default setting.

Startup Menu

Item Setting/Option Function
Date and Time Day/Month/Year
Sets the date and time
Fast Boot On/Off Enables Fast Boot
Boot Devices 1st Boot Device / 2nd Boot Device / 3rd Boot Device / 4th Boot Device Sets the boot sequence
Display CRT / LCD / LCD+CRT Sets the active display device
Enable Battery Low Beep On/Off Turns the battery low beep warning on/off
Enable Power On Beep On/Off Turns the power on beep on/off
Display OEM Logo On/Off Turns the startup OEM logo to on/off
Boot Password Enter New Power-On Password Sets the boot password
SCU Password Enter New Setup Password Sets the SCU password

Boot Devices

Item Options
1st Boot Device Hard Disk Drive
CD-ROM Drive
Floppy Disk Drive
LAN Boot


Item Options
2nd Boot Device Hard Disk Drive
CD-ROM Drive
Floppy Disk Drive
LAN Boot


Item Options
3rd Boot Device Hard Disk Drive
CD-ROM Drive
Floppy Disk Drive
LAN Boot


Item Options
4th Boot Device Hard Disk Drive
CD-ROM Drive
Floppy Disk Drive
LAN Boot


Use the LEFT and RIGHT Arrows to switch between Boot Device menus. Use the UP and DOWN arrows to select the Boot device for each of the 4 Boot Devices.

Memory Menu

Item Setting/Options Function
Shared Video Memory Shared Video Memory 8M Sets Video RAM to 8Mb
16M Sets Video RAM to 16Mb
32M Sets Video RAM to 32Mb

NOTE: 64Mb Video RAM will automatically be set if this notebook has 512Mb RAM or more. 64Mb will only be displayed in Windows and not in the BIOS.

Warning - NEVER set the shared Memory to be the same size as the total memory of your notebook. (i.e. if you only have 64mb memory, do not set the shared memory to 64mb). If you do this, your notebook will not boot and you will have to add more physical RAM before you can access your notebook!

Disks Menu

Item Setting/Options Function
IDE Settings    
Virus Alers On/Off Enables warnings if Master Boot Record has been changed.


Components Menu

Item Setting/Options Function
Keyboard Numlock On/Off Starts Computer with Numlock enabled
Keyboard Repeate    
Enable Padlock On/Off Enables the numeric key pad lock function


Power Menu

Item Setting/Options Function
Low Power Saving On/Off Enables LOW Power Saving Mode
Medium Power Saving On/Off Enables MEDIUM Power Saving Mode
High Power Saving On/Off Enables HIGH Power Saving Mode
Customize Disk Standby Sets the Disk Standby time
Turn on Power for Wireless Devices and Camera On/Off Turns on power for the wireless and Camera devices.


Exit Menu

The 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.

Item Function
Save and Exit Saves current settings
Exit (No Save) Exit without saving any of the changes
Default Settings Sets current settings as default
Restore Settings Restores setting to original settings