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Replicate your system setup by saving system configuration information on diskette and restoring
it on one or more workstations.
Execute self-tests on specified SATA and IDE (ATA) hard drives (when supported by the drive).


The BIOS of the computer is a collection of machine language programs stored as firmware in ROM.
The BIOS ROM includes such functions as POST, PCI device initialization, Plug 'n Play support, power
management activities, and the Computer Setup (F10) Utility. The firmware contained in the BIOS ROM
supports the following systems and specifications:
Microsoft Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL)
Alert-on-LAN (AOL) and Wake-on-LAN (WOL)
ACPI 1.0 and 2.0 and OnNow
PC98/99/00 and NetPC
HP Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) boot ROM for the integrated LAN controller
BIOS Boot Specification 1.01
Enhanced Disk Drive Specification 3.0
"El Torito" Bootable CD-ROM Format Specification 1.0
ATAPI Removable Media Device BIOS Specification 1.0
MPS Specification 1.4 (for booting Linux SMP)
ASF (Alert Standard Format) 1.0
The BIOS ROM is a 1-MB Intel Firmware Hub (or Firmware Hub-compatible) part. The runtime portion
of the BIOS resides in a 96-KB block from E8000h to FFFFFh (approximation). ACPI code and data
take about 128 KB below TOLM (top of low memory, last RAM address below 4 GB).

Using Computer Setup (F10) Utility

You can only open the Computer Setup (F10) Utility by powering on the workstation or restarting the
system. To access the Computer Setup (F10) Utility menu:
Power on or restart the workstation.
Press the
right corner of the screen.
workstation and press
if you miss the opportunity to press F10.
Select your language from the list, and press the
menu, five headings are displayed: File, Storage, Security, Power, and Advanced.
key as soon as your display is active and the message Setup appears in the lower
If you do not press F10 at the appropriate time, you must try again. Restart the
again to access the utility, or press
key. In the Computer Setup (F10) Utility
prior to boot
Computer Setup (F10) Utility


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