U s i n g t h e B I O S S e t u p U t i l i t y
Note that if the First Startup Device is set to "Disabled", the
computer will be unable to boot.
The possible settings depend on the number and type of devices that
are installed in your computer. For example, "Diskette Drive 1" is
not a possible setting if your computer does not include a second
floppy disk drive.
By default, the First Startup Device is "Diskette Drive 0" and the
Second Startup Device is "Hard Disk 0". This should not normally
need to be changed.
Power On Self Test
The POST can be selected to either run only a "Quick" set of tests or
a more thorough (but longer) "Enhanced" set.
If this option is "Enabled", each time the computer boots the BIOS
will check the startup device to find out if a boot sector virus has
crept in. This is not an infallible check against the newer types of
virus, but it can help.
Any settings changed here, if incorrect, may cause the system to halt
or may cause your software to malfunction. A warning about this
appears on the screen when you choose Advanced Setup from the
A simple dialog allows you to enable or disable the computer's
external memory cache (if fitted). Some older software is speed
sensitive and on rare occasions you may need to disable the cache.
See the chapter on "Upgrading" for more information about adding
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