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  • Page 1 M11E System M11E System User’s Guide...
  • Page 2 C o p y r i g h t C o p y r i g h t Copyright 1998 by this company. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, transmitted, transcribed, stored in a retrieval system, or translated into any language or computer language, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, magnetic, optical, chemical, manual or otherwise, without the prior written permission of this company.
  • Page 3 IMPORTANT SAFETY IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS INSTRUCTIONS 1. Read these instructions carefully. Save these instructions for future reference. 2. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product. 3. Do not use this product near water. 4. Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand, or table. The product may fall, causing serious damage to the product.
  • Page 4 9. If an extension cord is used with this product, make sure that the total ampere rating of the equipment plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the extension cord ampere rating. make sure that the total rating of all products plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed 15 amperes.
  • Page 5 13. Replace the battery with the same type as the product's battery we recommend. Use of another battery may present a risk of fire or explosion. Refer battery replacement to a qualified serviceman. 14. Warning! Battery may explode if not handled properly. recharge, disassemble or dispose of in fire.
  • Page 6 C D - R O M S a f e t y W a r n i n g C D - R O M S a f e t y W a r n i n g DANGER INVISIBLE RADIATION WHEN OPEN. AVOID EXPOSURE TO BEAM.
  • Page 7 C a u t i o n o n L i t h i u m B a t t e r i e s C a u t i o n o n L i t h i u m B a t t e r i e s CAUTION Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced.
  • Page 8 F C C C l a s s B R a d i o F r e q u e n c y F C C C l a s s B R a d i o F r e q u e n c y I n t e r f e r e n c e S t a t e m e n t I n t e r f e r e n c e S t a t e m e n t Note:...
  • Page 9 A b o u t t h i s M a n u a l A b o u t t h i s M a n u a l Purpose This user’s guide aims to give you the information you need to operate the system properly and tells you how to install internal components.
  • Page 10 Conventions The following conventions are used in this manual: Text entered by user , etc. Represents text input by the user. Represent the actual keys that you have to press on the keyboard. NOTE Gives bits and pieces of additional information related to the current topic.
  • Page 11: Table Of Contents

    T a b l e o f C o n t e n t s T a b l e o f C o n t e n t s Chapter 1 System Board 1.1 Features... 1-1 1.2 Major Components ... 1-3 1.2.1 System Board Layout ...
  • Page 12 1.8.2 System Error Messages... 1-28 1.8.3 Correcting Error Conditions ... 1-31 Chapter 2 BIOS Utility 2.1 Entering Setup ...2-2 2.2 System Information...2-4 2.2.1 Processor ...2-5 2.2.2 Processor Speed ...2-5 2.2.3 Internal Cache Size...2-5 2.2.4 External Cache...2-6 2.2.5 Floppy Drive A ...2-6 2.2.6 Floppy Drive B ...2-6 2.2.7 IDE Primary Channel Master...2-6 2.2.8 IDE Primary Channel Slave ...2-6...
  • Page 13 2.3.6 DMI BIOS Version ... 2-10 2.4 Disk Drives ... 2-11 2.4.1 Floppy Drives ... 2-11 2.4.2 LS-120 Drive Compatible As ... 2-12 2.4.3 IDE Drives... 2-12 2.5 Onboard Peripherals... 2-17 2.5.1 Serial Ports 1 and 2... 2-17 2.5.2 Parallel Port... 2-18 2.5.3 Onboard Device Settings...
  • Page 14 2.9.1 Memory/Cache Options... 2-29 2.9.2 PnP/PCI Options ... 2-31 2.9.3 CPU Frequency ... 2-34 2.10 System Security... 2-36 2.10.1 Setup Password... 2-36 2.10.2 Power-on Password... 2-40 2.10.3 Disk Drive Control... 2-41 2.11 Load Default Settings ... 2-42 2.12 Abort Settings Change ... 2-42 2.13 Exit Setup...
  • Page 15 1-13 Installing a Pentium II Processor... 1-17 1-14 Securing the Pentium II Processor ... 1-18 1-15 Unlocking the Module Latches... 1-18 1-16 Removing the Pentium II Processor... 1-19 1-17 Installing a DIMM... 1-21 1-18 Removing a DIMM ... 1-22 1-19 Installing a PCI Card ... 1-24 1-20 Installing an ISA Card ...
  • Page 17: System Board

    233 up to 350 and 400 MHz. Integrated with the Intel 440BX system controller, which consists of the PCI/AGP controller and the PCI/ISA IDE accelerator (PIIX4), the M11E combines the new generation of Pentium II power with unmatched graphics performance.
  • Page 18 It also supports the USB (Universal Serial Bus) connector, and other standard features such as two UART NS16C550 serial ports, one enhanced parallel port with an Enhanced Parallel Port (EPP)/Extended Capabilities Port (ECP) feature, a diskette drive interface, and two embedded hard disk interfaces.
  • Page 19: Major Components

    Major Components The system board has the following major components: Exclusive slot for Intel Pentium II processor Three DIMM sockets that accept 16-, 32-, 64- and 128-MB DIMMs Two ISA, four PCI (five PCI for boards without LAN), and one AGP expansion slots (including one PCI/ISA shared slot) 256-KB Flash ROM for system BIOS 10/100 Mb/s Intel 82558 LAN chip that supports Wake-On-LAN...
  • Page 20: System Board Layout

    1.2.1 System Board Layout PS/2 mouse port PS/2 keyboard port USB connectors Serial port 2 Parallel port Serial port 1 RJ-45 connector Intel 82C558 Ethernet controller BIOS 10 ISA slots 11 PCI slots Figure 1-1 System Board Layout with Network Connector 12 AGP slot 13 Battery 14 Intel 82371EB...
  • Page 21 PS/2 mouse port PS/2 keyboard port USB connectors Serial port 2 Parallel port Serial port 1 BIOS ISA slots PCI slots 10 AGP slot Figure 1-2 System Board Layout without Network Connector System Board 11 Battery 12 Intel 82371EB 13 IDE1 connector 14 IDE2 connector 15 FDD connector 16 Intel 440BX...
  • Page 22: Jumpers And Connectors

    Jumpers and Connectors 1.3.1 Jumper and Connector Locations Figure 1-3 and 1-4 shows the jumper locations on the system board. Figure 1-3 Jumper and Connector Locations with a Network Connector User’s Guide...
  • Page 23: Jumper And Connector Locations Without A Network Connector

    The blackened pin of a jumper or connector represents pin 1. Figure 1-4 Jumper and Connector Locations without a Network Connector The blackened pin of a jumper or connector represents pin 1. System Board...
  • Page 24: Jumper Settings

    Floppy disk connector USB connectors COM1 (lower right), COM2 (lower left), and Parallel port (above) Upper: PS/2 mouse connector Lower: PS/2 keyboard connector CN10 Enhanced IDE 2 connector CN11 Enhanced IDE 1 connector Function Check password Bypass password Acer Function User’s Guide...
  • Page 25 Table 1-2 Connector Functions Connector CN12 Hard disk LED connector CN13 SCSI disk LED connector (for M11E Combo Card) CN15 Wake up On LAN connector CN16 Power switch CN19 Housing fan connector CN20 Audio line-in connector (reserved CN21 Modem Ring-In wake up connector...
  • Page 26: Esd Precautions

    ESD Precautions Always observe the following ESD (electrostatic discharge) precautions before installing any system component: Do not remove any system component from its packaging unless you are ready to install it. Wear wrist grounding components. Wrist grounding straps are available at most electronic component stores.
  • Page 27: Installing The Pentium Ii Processor

    Installing the Pentium II processor The following section will briefly explain and illustrate how to install the Pentium II processor. You have to attached the fan sink before installing the Pentium II processor into the system board. 1.5.1 Attaching the Processor Fan Sink There are currently two kinds of fan sink.
  • Page 28 Follow these steps when installing the fan sink and fan into the Pentium II processor module: 1. Remove the thermal tape protector at the back of the fan sink. Figure 1-6 Removing tape protector from Fan SInk Insert the wide clip ends into the wide holes on the processor and the narrow clip ends into the narrow holes.
  • Page 29 3a. Use a screwdriver to press and lock in the wide end of a clip first. Then without lifting the screwdriver, point it downward to press and lock the narrow end of the clip. Figure 1-8 Locking a Wide Clip End Figure 1-9 Locking a Narrow Clip End System Board...
  • Page 30 3b. Using your fingers, push down the metal bracket until it clicks into the CPU cartridge and then push the metal bracket’s handle to lock the metal bracket into place. Figure 1-10 Locking the metal bracket 1-14 User’s Guide...
  • Page 31: Installing A Pentium Ii Processor

    1.5.2 Installing a Pentium II Processor Follow these steps to install the Pentium II processor to the socket on the CPU board. 1a. Place the retention mechanism over the processor socket on the CPU board. Secure it with the screws that came with the package.
  • Page 32 Figure 1-12 Installing the Pentium II Retention Mechanism With the processor module golden fingers pointing downward, align the processor to the posts of the retention mechanism then lower it down. See Figure 1-8. The golden fingers of the Pentium II module are slotted such that it only fits in one direction.
  • Page 33: Installing A Pentium Ii Processor

    Press down the processor module until the golden fingers completely fit into the socket. Figure 1-13 Installing a Pentium II Processor System Board 1-17...
  • Page 34: Removing A Pentium Ii Processor

    Press the latches on the sides to lock the processor module into place. Figure 1-14 Securing the Pentium II Processor 1.5.3 Removing a Pentium II Processor Follow these steps to remove the Pentium II CPU module from the slot. Unlock the latches that secure the processor module. Figure 1-15 Unlocking the Module Latches 1-18...
  • Page 35 Firmly hold the processor module and pull it out of the socket. Figure 1-16 Removing the Pentium II Processor System Board 1-19...
  • Page 36: Memory Upgrade

    Memory Upgrade The three 168-pin sockets onboard supports SDRAM-type DIMMs only. You may install 16-MB, 32-MB, 64-MB, or 128-MB DIMMs for a maximum 384-MB system memory. The SDRAM DIMMs should work under 3.3 volts; 5-volt memory devices are not supported. Memory modules with a timing setting of 66 MHz are defined under unbuffered DIMM specifications, while 100 MHz modules are defined under Intel PC-100 SDRAM specifications.
  • Page 37: Installing A Dimm

    Table 1-3 Memory Configurations Bank 0 Bank 1 128 MB 128 MB 128 MB 128 MB 128 MB 128 MB 1.6.2 Installing a DIMM To install a DIMM, align it with the socket and press it down until the holding clips secure the DIMM in place. The DIMM socket is slotted to ensure proper installation.
  • Page 38: Removing A Dimm

    1.6.3 Removing a DIMM To remove a DIMM, press the holding clips on both sides of the socket outward to release the DIMM. Place your forefingers on the top of the DIMM before you press the holding clips to gently disengage the DIMM from the socket.
  • Page 39: Reconfiguring The System

    1.6.4 Reconfiguring the System Reconfigure the system after installing or removing DIMMs. Follow these steps to reconfigure the system: Reboot the system. A memory error message appears, indicating that the total memory does not match the value stored in CMOS. Press Press twice to exit Setup and reboot the system.
  • Page 40: Installing Expansion Cards

    Installing Expansion Cards 1.7.1 Installing PCI Cards To install PCI cards: Locate the PCI slots on the system board. Remove the bracket on the housing opposite an empty PCI slot. Insert a PCI card into the slot. Make sure that the card is properly seated.
  • Page 41: Installing Isa Cards

    1.7.2 Installing ISA Cards Both PnP and non-PnP ISA cards require specific IRQs. installing ISA cards, make sure that the IRQs required by these cards are not previously assigned to PCI devices to avoid resource conflicts. Follow these steps when installing ISA cards: Remove all PnP cards installed in the system, if any.
  • Page 42: Installing An Agp Card

    Figure 1-20 Installing an ISA Card 1.7.3 Installing an AGP Card When installing an AGP card, make sure that the IRQ required by this card is not already assigned to a PCI or ISA device to avoid resource conflicts. Follow these steps when installing an AGP card: 1.
  • Page 43: Installing An Agp Card

    Figure 1-21 Installing an AGP Card When you turn on the system, BIOS automatically detects and assigns resources to the AGP device. BIOS detects and configures only PnP cards. System Board 1-27...
  • Page 44: Error Messages

    Error Messages Do not continue using the computer if you receive an error message of any type. Note the message and take corrective action. This section describes the types of error messages and lists their corresponding corrective measures. There are two general types of error messages: Software System 1.8.1...
  • Page 45 Table 1-4 System Error Messages Message Diskette Drive Controller Error or Not Installed Diskette Drive Error Diskette Drive A Type Mismatch Diskette Drive B Type Mismatch Equipment Configuration Error Hard Disk Controller Error Hard Disk 0 Error Hard Disk 1 Error Hard Disk 0 Extended Type Error Hard Disk 1 Extended Type...
  • Page 46 Table 1-4 System Error Messages Message Memory Error at: MMMM:SSSS:OOO (W:XXXX, R:YYYY) where: M: MB, S: Segment, O: Offset, X/Y: write/read pattern Memory Size Mismatch CPU Clock Mismatch Onboard Serial Port 1 Conflict Onboard Serial Port 2 Conflict Onboard Parallel Port Conflict Pointing Device Error Pointing Device Interface Error...
  • Page 47: Correcting Error Conditions

    1.8.3 Correcting Error Conditions As a general rule, if an error message says "Press F1 to continue," it is caused by a configuration problem, which can be easily corrected. An equipment malfunction is more likely to cause a fatal error, i.e., an error that causes complete system failure.
  • Page 49: Setup Utility

    Setup Utility Most systems are already configured by the manufacturer or the dealer. There is no need to run Setup when starting the computer unless you get a Run Setup message. The Setup program loads configuration values into the battery-backed nonvolatile memory called CMOS RAM.
  • Page 50: Entering Setup

    Entering Setup enter Setup, simultaneously You must press system is booting. This key combination does not work during any other time. The Setup Utility Main Menu appears: Setup Utility System Information Product Information Disk Drives Onboard Peripherals Power Management Boot Options Date and Time System Security Load Default Settings...
  • Page 51: System Information

    Setup Utility System Information Product Information Disk Drives Onboard Peripherals Power Management Boot Options Date and Time System Security Advanced Options* Load Default Settings Abort Settings Change The asterisk (*) mark indicates that the parameter appears only when you are in the Advanced Level.
  • Page 52 System Information The following screen appears if you select System Information from the Main menu: System Information Processor ... Pentium II Processor Speed ... 300 MHz Internal Cache Size ... 32 KB, Enabled External Cache Size ... 512 KB, Enabled Floppy Drive A ...
  • Page 53: Processor

    System Information Serial Port 1 ... 3F8h, IRQ 4 Serial Port 2 ... 2F8h, IRQ 3 Parallel Port ... 378h, IRQ 7 PS/2 Mouse ... Installed The sections below explain the parameters. 2.2.1 Processor The Processor parameter specifies the type of processor currently installed in your system.
  • Page 54: External Cache

    2.2.4 External Cache This parameter specifies the second-level cache memory size currently supported by the system. The available cache sizes are 256 KB or 512 KB (depending on the CPU installed). For information on how to configure the system memory, see section 2.9.1 2.2.5 Floppy Drive A This parameter specifies the system’s current diskette drive A settings.
  • Page 55: Ide Secondary Channel Slave

    2.2.10 IDE Secondary Channel Slave This parameter specifies the current configuration of the IDE device connected to the slave port of the secondary IDE channel. For information on how to configure the IDE drives, see section 2.4.3. 2.2.11 Total Memory This parameter specifies the total amount of onboard memory.
  • Page 56: Ps/2 Mouse

    2.2.15 PS/2 Mouse The BIOS utility automatically detects if there is a pointing device connected to your system. If there is, this parameter displays the Installed setting. Otherwise, this is set to None. User’s Guide...
  • Page 57: Product Information

    Product Information The Product Information contains the general data about the system, such as the product name, serial number, BIOS version, etc. information is necessary for troubleshooting (may be required when asking for technical support). The following figure shows how the Product Information screen appears: Product Information Product Name...
  • Page 58: Main Board S/n

    2.3.4 Main Board S/N This parameter specifies the system board’s serial number. 2.3.5 System BIOS Version This parameter specifies the version of the BIOS utility. 2.3.6 DMI BIOS Version This parameter specifies the version of the DMI (Desktop Management Interface) BIOS version. DMI enables software to collect information about a computer environment.
  • Page 59: Disk Drives

    Disk Drives Select Disk Drives to input configuration values for disk drives. The following screen shows the Disk Drives menu: Disk Drives Diskette Drive A ... [xx-MB, xx-inch] Diskette Drive B ... [ LS-120 Drive as ... [ Normal ] IDE Primary Channel Master IDE Primary Channel Slave IDE Secondary Channel Master...
  • Page 60: Ls-120 Drive Compatible As

    2.4.2 LS-120 Drive Compatible As This parameter allows you not only to enable the LS-120 device installed in your system, but also to specify the function of the device. The setting affects how BIOS will detect the device. Possible settings are: Normal In this setting, BIOS does not support the LS-120 drive.
  • Page 61 IDE Primary Channel Slave This parameter lets you configure the hard disk drive connected to the slave port of IDE channel 1. IDE Secondary Channel Master This parameter lets you configure the hard disk drive connected to the master port of IDE channel 2. IDE Secondary Channel Slave This parameter lets you configure the hard disk drive connected to the slave port of IDE channel 2.
  • Page 62 The above parameters marked with ‘*’ will only appear if you access the advanced configuration level in the Main Menu. Please refer to section 2.1 for more information. TYPE This parameter lets you specify the type of hard disk installed in your system.
  • Page 63 Enhanced IDE Features HARD DISK SIZE > 504 MB When set to Auto , the BIOS utility automatically detects if the installed hard disk supports the function. If supported, it allows you to use a hard disk with a capacity of more than 504 MB. This is made possible through the Logical Block Address (LBA) mode translation.
  • Page 64 DMA TRANSFER MODE The Ultra DMA and Multi-DMA modes enhance hard disk performance by increasing the transfer rate. However, besides enabling these features in the BIOS Setup, both the Ultra DMA and Multi-DMA modes require the DMA driver to be loaded. By setting this parameter to Auto BIOS automatically sets the appropriate DMA mode for your hard disk.
  • Page 65: Onboard Peripherals

    Onboard Peripherals The Onboard Peripheral Configuration allows you to configure the onboard communication ports and the onboard devices. Selecting this option displays the following screen: Onboard Peripherals Serial Port 1... [Enabled ] Base Address... [3F8h] IRQ... [4] Serial Port 2... [Enabled ] Base Address...
  • Page 66: Parallel Port

    This function lets you assign an interrupt for serial ports 1 and 2. The options for serial ports 1 are IRQ are IRQ The Base Address and IRQ parameters for each port are configurable only if the port is enabled. 2.5.2 Parallel Port This parameter allows you to enable or disable the parallel port.
  • Page 67: Onboard Device Settings

    Operation Mode This item allows you to set the operation mode of the parallel port. Table 2-1 lists the different operation modes. Table 2-1 Parallel Port Operation Mode Settings Setting Standard Parallel Port Allows normal speed one-way operation (SPP) Standard and Allows normal speed operation in a two- Bidirectional way mode...
  • Page 68 Onboard Device Settings Floppy Disk Controller ... [Enabled ] IDE Controller ... [Both PS/2 Mouse Controller ... [Enabled ] USB Host Controller ... [Disabled] USB Legacy Mode ... [--------] SMBus Interrupt(IRQ9) ... [Disabled] Onboard Ethernet Chip ... [Enabled ] Floppy Disk Controller This parameter lets you enable or disable the onboard floppy disk controller.
  • Page 69 USB LEGACY MODE This function, when enabled, lets you use a USB keyboard in DOS. Set this to Disabled to deactivate the USB keyboard function in DOS. SMBus Interrupt (IRQ9) The System Management Bus (SMBus) is used for controlling and getting information from devices on a motherboard.
  • Page 70: Power Management

    Power Management The Power Management menu allows you to configure the system power-management feature. The following screen shows the Power Management parameters and their default settings: Power Management Power Management Mode ... [Enabled] IDE Hard Disk Standby Timer ... [Off] System Sleep Timer ...
  • Page 71: Power Switch < 4 Sec

    System Sleep Timer This parameter sets the system to the lowest power-saving mode after a specified period of inactivity. Any keyboard or mouse action or any activity detected from the IRQ channels resumes system operation. SLEEP MODE This parameter lets you specify the power-saving mode that the system will enter after a specified period of inactivity.
  • Page 72: Boot Options

    Boot Options This option allows you to specify your preferred setting for bootup. The following screen appears if you select Boot Options from the Basic Configuration menu: Boot Options Boot Sequence [Floppy Disk] [Hard Disk [IDE CD-ROM ] First Hard Disk Drive ... [ IDE] Fast Boot ...
  • Page 73: First Hard Disk Drive

    The system then checks this drive if it can not boot from the specified drive. If the searches fail then it boots from this drive. BIOS will display an error message if the drive(s) specified is not bootable. 2.7.2 First Hard Disk Drive This parameter specifies whether the BIOS utility will boot from an EIDE hard disk drive or a SCSI hard disk drive.
  • Page 74: Num Lock After Boot

    2.7.5 Num Lock After Boot This parameter allows you to activate the Num Lock function upon booting. The default setting is Enabled 2.7.6 Memory Test Enabled When set to , this parameter allows the system to perform a RAM test during the POST routine. system detects only the memory size and bypasses the test routine.
  • Page 75: Date And Time

    Date and Time The real-time clock keeps the system date and time. After setting the date and time, you do not need to enter them every time you turn on the system. As long as the internal battery remains good (approximately seven years) and connected, the clock continues to keep the date and time accurately even when the power is off.
  • Page 76: Time

    2.8.2 Time Highlight the items on the Time parameter and press the time following the hour-minute-second format. Valid values for hour, minute, and second are: Hour Minute Second 2-28 to set User’s Guide...
  • Page 77: Advanced Options

    Advanced Options Advanced Option configuration is available only in the Advanced Level. The Advanced Options configuration menu allows you to configure the system memory, PCI device settings, and CPU frequency. Do not change any settings in the Advanced Configuration if you are not a qualified technician to avoid damaging the system.
  • Page 78 Memory/Cache Options Internal Cache(CPU Cache) ... [Enabled ] External Cache ... [Enabled ] Cache Scheme ... Write Back Memory at 15MB-16MB Reserved for Memory Parity Mode ... [Disabled] Internal Cache (CPU Cache) This parameter enables or disables the first-level or internal memory, that is, the memory integrated into the CPU.
  • Page 79: Pnp/pci Options

    Memory Parity Mode This parameter allows you to enable or disable the ECC (Error Checking and Correction) feature. The ECC feature enables BIOS to detect and correct data errors. Disable this parameter if you want to disregard the function. 2.9.2 PnP/PCI Options The PnP/PCI Options allows you to specify the settings for your PCI devices.
  • Page 80 For system board without LAN PnP/PCI Ooptions PCI IRQ Setting ... [ PCI Slot 1 ... [--] PCI Slot 2 ... [--] PCI Slot 3 ... [--] PCI Slot 4 ... [--] PCI Slot 5 ... [--] AGP ... [--] PCI IRQ Sharing ...
  • Page 81: Onboard Lan

    ONBOARD LAN When you set the PCI IRQ Setting parameter to specifies the auto-assigned interrupt for the onboard LAN. If you set the PCI IRQ Setting parameter to Manual that you want to assign for the onboard LAN installed in your system. This item shows the assigned interrupt for the onboard accelerated graphics port (AGP) controller.
  • Page 82: Cpu Frequency

    setting this parameter. Graphics Aperture Size This parameter determines the effective size of the graphics aperture. Graphics aperture is the address range that the AGP video and the CPU use to manage graphical objects. The lowest setting is 8 MB and the highest is 256 MB.
  • Page 83 CPU Frequency Bus Frequency...66/100 MHz CPU Multiple...[3] Processor Speed...xxx MHz Bus Frequency The bus frequency refers to the speed by which data is transferred between internal computer components and the CPU or the main memory of the CPU. A fast bus allows data to be transferred faster, which makes applications run faster.
  • Page 84: System Security

    2.10 System Security The Setup program has a number of security features to prevent unauthorized access to the system and its data. The following screen appears if you select System Security from the Main menu: System Security Setup Password ... [None] Power-on Password ...
  • Page 85 Enable the Setup Password parameter in the System Security menu by pressing the window appears: Setup Password Enter your new Setup Password twice. may be up to 7 characters long. Enter Password ... [xxxxxxx] Enter Password again ... [xxxxxxx] Set or Change Password 3.
  • Page 86 7. Press to save your settings and exit the Setup Utility. Your password will be saved to CMOS. For the password to take effect you must set jumper JP3 to 1-2 (Check password): Turn off and unplug the computer. 2. Open the computer housing and set JP3 to 1-2 (Check password) to check the password function.
  • Page 87 Remember to set JP3 to 2-3 (Bypass password) because you won’t be able to access Setup Utility if a password does not exist and JP3 is set to 1-2 (Check password). To set JP3 to 2-3 (Bypass password): Turn off and unplug the computer. 2.
  • Page 88: Power-on Password

    2.10.2 Power-on Password The Power-on Password secures your system against unauthorized use. Once you set this password, you have to type it whenever you boot the system. To set this password, enter the Setup Utility, select System Security, and then highlight the Power-on Password parameter. Follow the same procedure as in setting the Setup password.
  • Page 89: Disk Drive Control

    2.10.3 Disk Drive Control The disk drive control features allow you to control the floppy drive or the hard disk drive boot function to prevent loading operating systems or other programs from a certain drive while the other drives are operational (under DOS mode only).
  • Page 90: Load Default Settings

    2.11 Load Default Settings Use this option to load the default settings for the optimized system configuration. When you load the default settings, some of the parameters are grayed-out with their fixed settings. parameters are not user-configurable. The following dialog box appears when you select Load Default Settings from the main menu: Load Default Settings Do you want to load default settings?
  • Page 91: Exit Setup

    Select to ignore the message and return to the BIOS utility. 2.13 Exit Setup Examine the system configuration values. When you are satisfied that all the values are correct, write them down. Store the recorded values in a safe place. In the future, if the battery loses power or the CMOS chip is damaged, you will know what values to enter when you rerun Setup.

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