Hardware Maintenance Manual
Using the Setup Utility
The Setup Utility program is used to view and change the configuration
settings of your computer, regardless of which operating system you are
using. However, the operating-system settings might override any similar
settings in the Setup Utility program.
Starting the Setup Utility program
To start the Setup Utility program, do the following:
1. If your computer is already on when you start this procedure, shut
2. Press and hold the F1 key then turn on the computer. When you hear
The Setup Utility might start automatically when POST detects that
hardware has been removed or new hardware has been installed in your
Viewing and changing settings
The Setup Utility program menu lists items that identify system
configuration topics. To view or change settings, see "Starting the Setup
Utility program. "
When working with the Setup Utility program menu, you must use the
down the operating system and turn off the computer.
multiple beeps, release the F1 key.
a. If you are using a USB keyboard and the Setup Utility program does
not display using this method, repeatedly press and release the F1
key rather than leaving it pressed when turning on the computer.
b. If a power-on password or an administrator password has been set,
the Setup Utility program menu is not displayed until you type your
password. For more information, see "Using passwords. "