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Computer Setup (f10) Utility - HP Xw8400 - Workstation - 4 GB RAM User Manual

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Computer Setup (F10) Utility

The Computer Setup (F10) Utility enables you to:
Change factory default settings and set or change the system configuration, which might be
necessary when you add or remove hardware.
Determine if all of the devices installed on the workstation are recognized by the system and
functioning properly.
Determine information about the operating environment of the workstation.
Solve system configuration errors detected but not automatically fixed during the Power-On Self-
Test (POST).
Establish and manage passwords and other security features.
Establish and manage energy-saving time-outs (not supported for Linux platforms).
Modify or restore factory default settings.
Set the system date and time.
Set, view, change, or verify the system configuration, including settings for processor, graphics,
memory, audio, storage, communications, and input devices.
Modify the boot order of installed mass storage devices such as SATA, IDE (ATA), SAS, SCSI,
diskette drives, optical drives, network drives, and LS-120 drives.
Configure the boot priority of SATA, IDE (ATA), and SAS hard drive controllers.
Enable or disable Network Server Mode, which enables the workstation to boot the operating
system when the power-on password is enabled with or without a keyboard or mouse attached.
When attached to the system, the keyboard and mouse remain locked until the power-on password
is entered.
Select POST Messages Enabled or Disabled to change the display status of POST messages.
POST Messages Disabled suppresses most POST messages, such as memory count, product
name, and other non-error text messages. If a POST error occurs, the error is displayed regardless
of the mode selected. To manually switch to POST Messages Enabled during POST, press any
key (except F1 through F12).
Establish an Ownership Tag, the text of which is displayed each time the system is turned on or
Enter the Asset Tag or property identification number assigned by your company to this
Enable power-on password prompting during system restarts (warm boots) and during power-on.
Secure the integrated I/O functionality, including the serial, USB, or parallel ports, audio, or
embedded NIC, so that the I/O functionality cannot be used until they are unsecured.
Enable or disable removable media boot ability.
Enable or disable removable media write ability (when supported by hardware).
Chapter 3 System management


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