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Notebook Manager

Enable system resume timer. Select to allow the computer to wake-upfrom standby mode if the resume timer is set and matched.

System Resume Timer. (When Enable system resume timer is selected) click on the button to set the System Resume Timer.

Display Device

Display Device is used to control various settings related to display device(s), such as the display brightness/contrast levels.

The items in this screen include:

Boot Display Device. Sets the default display device on boot-up.

Switching Display Device. Sets the current display device.

Note: Make sure an external monitor is connected before External monitor is selected.

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Brightness for LCD Panel/Contrast for LCD Panel. Click and drag to set the LCD screen brightness and contrast levels.

Note: TFTactive-matrixLCDs have fixed and optimized contrast levels.

Click on the radio button of the desired item, then click on Apply to accept. To modify the brightness and/or contrast levels, click and hold the slider control and move to the right to increase, move to the left to decrease the setting. You can also click on the item, and use the cursor keys to set the desired level.

Line-in/Microphone

Line-in/Microphoneis used to set the input source fro the computer’sline-in/microphone-injack.

Click on the radio button of the desired item, then click on Apply to accept.

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Setup Utility

The Setup Utility is a hardware configuration program built into your computer’s BIOS (Basic Input/Ouput System).

Your computer is already properly configured and optimized, and you do not need to run this utility. However, if you encounter configuration problems, you may need to run Setup. Please also refer to Chapter 6, Troubleshooting when a problem arises.

To activate the Setup Utility, press F2 during POST (while the Extensa logo is being displayed.

Navigating the Setup Utility

There are five menu options: Main, Advanced, Security, Power Saving and Exit. To navigate the Setup Utility:

Press the cursor right/left keys →← to move between the main menu items.

Press Esc while you are in any of the menu options to display the Exit menu.

Press the cursor up/down keys −↓ to move between parameters.

Press the plus/minus keys +- to change the value of a parameter.

Note: You can change the value of a parameter if it is enclosed in square brackets.

Press the Enter key to access a submenu. A> symbol in front of a parameter denotes an item with a submenu.

Note: Parameter explanations are displayed in the ItemSpecific Help section of the Setup Utility (right panel). Navigation keys are shown on the bottom of the screen.

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Main

The Main screen contains parameters involving basic computer settings and hardware information.

The following table describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings.

Parameter

Description

 

 

System

Sets the system time.

Time

Format: HH:MM:SS (hour:minute:second)

 

 

System

Sets the system date.

Date

Format: DD/MM/YYYY (day/month/year)

 

 

Floppy

Selects the floppy disk drive type.

Disk A

Options: 1.44 MB, 3½” or Disabled.

Hard Disk 0 Shows the hard disk size.

Press Enter to access the Hard Disk 0 submenu.

CD-ROM/ATAPI Devices

Shows the media bay module type installed.

Press Enter to access the CD-ROM/ATAPIDevice submenu.

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Parameter

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boot

Press Enter to access the Boot Device Priority

 

Device

submenu.

 

Priority

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker

Enables or disables the internal speakers on boot-

 

 

up. You can override this by toggling Fn-F8during

 

 

computer operation.

 

 

Options: Enabled or Disabled

 

 

 

 

 

Boot

Sets the display on boot-up.

 

Display

When set to Auto, the computer automatically

 

Device

determines the display device. If an external

 

 

display device (e.g., monitor) is connected, it

 

 

becomes the boot display; otherwise, the

 

 

computer LCD is the boot display. When set to

 

 

Both, the computer outputs to both the computer

 

 

LCD and an external display device if one is

 

 

connected.

 

 

Options: Auto or Both

 

 

 

 

 

Mic-in/

Sets the function of the microphon-in/line-injack.

 

Line-in

Options: Mic-inorLine-in

 

 

 

 

 

System

Shows the size of main memory.

 

Memory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video

Shows the size of video memory.

 

Memory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CPU Type

Shows the type of the CPU.

 

 

 

 

 

CPU Speed

Shows the speed of the CPU.

 

 

 

 

 

VGA BIOS

Shows the version number of the VGA BIOS.

 

Version

Format: Vx Rx (version and release numbers)

 

 

 

 

 

BIOS

Shows the version number of the BIOS.

 

Version

Format: Vx Rx (version and release numbers)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Note: The BIOS versions are important information about your computer. If you experience computer problems and need to contact technical support, this data helps our service personnel know more about your computer.

Hard Disk 0 Submenu

The hard disk 0 submenu allows you to set parameters related to your hard disk. Press Enter to access this submenu.

The following table describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings.

 

Parameter

Description

 

 

 

 

Type

Sets the hard disk type.

 

 

Options: Auto, User or None

 

 

 

 

Cylinders

Shows the number of cylinders of the hard disk.

 

 

 

 

Heads

Shows the number of heads of the hard disk.

 

 

 

 

Sectors/Track

Shows the number of sectors per track of the

 

 

hard disk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Parameter

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maximum

Shows the maximum capacity of the hard disk.

 

Capacity

 

 

Note: The values for Cylinder, Heads, Sectors/Track and Maximum Capacity are automatically set when the hard disk type is set to Auto. We suggest you set the hard disk type to [Auto] forhassle-freeand correct hard disk detection. The computer’s BIOS automatically sets the parameters in this screen to their optimal values.

CD-ROM/ATAPIDevices Submenu

The CD-ROM/ATAPIDevices submenu allows you to set parameters related to the module installed in the media bay. PressEnter to access this submenu.

This screen resembles the Hard Disk submenu screen. You can refer to the Item Specific help to the right of the screen or the previous section for descriptions of these parameters.

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Note: We suggest you set the type to [Auto] forhassle-freeand correct detection of the module installed in the media bay. The computer’s BIOS automatically sets the parameters in this screen to their optimal values.

Boot Device Priority Submenu

The Boot Device Priority submenu allows you to set the boot sequence of the bootable devices in your computer. Press Enter to access this submenu.

The computer boots-upusing the sequence specified in this submenu. To set the boot device priority, use the plus/ minus+- keys.

 

Boot Device

Description

 

 

 

 

Removable

Computer boots from the removable device

 

Devices

(i.e., bootable floppy disk in the floppy drive).

 

 

 

 

Hard Drive

Computer boots from the hard disk.

 

 

 

 

CD-ROM

Computer boots from the CD-ROMdrive (i.e.,

 

Drive

bootable CD-ROMin theCD-ROMdrive).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Advanced

Caution: The parameters in this screen are for advanced users only. You do not need to change the values in this screen because these values are already optimized.

The Advanced screen contains parameters that are related to computer hardware.

The following table describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings.

 

Parameter

Description

 

 

 

 

Serial Port

Enables or disabled the serial port.

 

 

Options: Enabled or Disabled

 

 

 

 

Base I/O

Sets the I/O address of the serial port.

 

address

Options: 3F8, 2F8, 3E8 or 2E8

 

 

 

 

Interrupt

Sets the interrupt request of the serial port.

 

 

Options: IRQ4, IRQ10, IRQ11 or IRQ 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Parameter

Description

 

 

IrDA Port

Enables or disables the infrared port.

 

Options: Enabled or Disabled

 

 

Parallel Port

Enables or disables the parallel port.

 

Options: Enabled or Disabled

 

 

Mode

Sets the operation mode of the parallel port.

 

Options: ECP, Bi-directionalor Output only

 

 

Base I/O

Sets the I/O address of the parallel port.

address

Options: 378, 278, 3E8 or 2E8

 

 

Interrupt

Sets the interrupt request of the parallel port.

 

Options: IRQ 7 or IRQ 5

 

 

Security

The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use.

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