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.
|Standard||Date and time, Drive Configuration (primary, secondary, master/slave), Boot-Sector virus protection|
|Advanced||Boot sequence, Password check, shared memory size, TV Display type, TV Scan type|
|Power Management||Intel Speedstep Technology, Power Management, Suspend Mode, Suspent Time-out, Hard Disk Time-out, RTC Alarm, RTC Hour/Minute/Second|
|Default||Returns the BIOS to default settings.|
|Save & Exit||Saves any changes made in the BIOS and reboots the system.|
|Exit||Exits the BIOS and reboots the system without saving any changes made.|
|Esc||Exit||Leaves a submenu to return to the previous menu OR exits the BIOS setup while saving changes|
|F2/F3||Change Colour||Changes the background colour of the BIOS setting utility|
|F10||Save and Exit||Saves changes and reboots the notebook|
|<Tab>||Select a field||Selects the next field.|
|Up Arrow||Select an item||Selects the next upper item|
|Down Arrow||Select an item||Selects the next lower item|
|PgUp||Lower Value||Selects the next value within a field|
|PgDn||Higher value||Selects the next value within a field|
Standard MenuThis provides the user with simple, basic options such as date/time and Master/Slave drive setup and BIOS virus protection.
|Date and Time||Day/Month/Year
|Sets the date and time|
Advanced MenuFrom the Advanced menu, things such as Boot Device orders, shared memory options and television out options can be set.
|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|
|VGA Shared Memory||8mb||Select the VGA shared memory size|
|TV Mode||TV Mode Selection||NTSC||Select the television standard you intend to use with the TV-Out port|
Power Management SetupFrom the Power Management Setup, there are a number of choices to control the power saving options of the notebook, including such things as after what period of time the Hard Disk goes into standy, what function the power button performs, and various other ways of making your notebook's battery last longer.
|Enable Power Saving||Enable||Enable/Disable all power saving features|
|Hard Disk Time Out||Disabled||The Hard Disk will enter standby mode if it is not accessed within the specified period. Hard Disk power will be restored when the disk drive is accessed|
|Standby Time-Out||Disabled||The period of inactivity before entering suspend mode.|
|Power Switch Type||On/Off||The Power Button is used to turn the system on or off when pressed.|
|Suspend||Set the power switch type to enable suspend function.|
|Suspend Type||Disabled||System will stay on at all time|
|DRAM||Power on suspend mode. The system will save it's state to DRAM and enter standby suspend mode.|
|Disk||Save to disk suspend mode. The system will save it's state to the Hard Disk and power off.|