Acer 522 User Manual
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System Utilities

BIOS Setup Utility

This utility is a hardware configuration program built into a computer’s BIOS (Basic Input/Output System).

The utility is pre-configuredand optimized so most users do not need to run it. If configuration problems occur, the setup utility may need to be run. Refer toChapter 4, Troubleshooting when a problem arises.

To activate the utility, press F2 during POST(power-onself-test)when prompted at the bottom of screen.

The default parameter of F12 Boot Menu is set toDisabled. To change the boot device without enteringBIOS Setup Utility, set the parameter toEnabled.

To change the boot device without entering the BIOS SETUP, press F12 during POST to enter themulti-bootmenu.

Navigating the BIOS Utility

Six menu options are:


To navigate through the following:

Menu - use the left and right arrow keysItem - use the up and down arrow keysChange parameter value - pressF5 orF6.Exit - PressEsc

Load default settings - pressF9. PressF10 to save changes and exit BIOS Setup Utility


Parameter values can be changed if enclosed in square brackets [ ]. Navigation keys appear at the bottom of the screen. Read parameter help carefully when making changes to parameter values. Parameter help is found in the Item Specific Help area of the screen.


System information is subject to specific models.

System Utilities