Aiwa 586IVX User Manual

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Chapter 3

Software Installation

After you power up your system, the BIOS message appears on your screen and the memory count begins.

After the memory test, the following message will appear on the screen:

Press DEL to enter setup

If the message disappears before you respond, restart your system or press the “Reset”button located on the front panel of your computer. You may also restart the system by pressing the <Ctrl> <Alt> and <Del> keys simultaneously.

If you have set a password and selected “System”in the Security Option of the BIOS Features Setup menu, you will be prompted for the password every time the system is rebooted or any time you try to enter Setup. Type in the correct password and press <Enter>.

If you selected “Setup”in the Security Option, you will be prompted for the password only when you try to enter Setup. Refer to the “BIOS Features Setup”section for more information.

Award CMOS Setup Utility

While booting up, press <Ctrl> <Alt> <Esc> simultaneously or <Del> to enter the Setup utility. A screen similar to the one on the next page will appear.

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ROM PCI/ISA BIOS

CMOS SETUP UTILITY

AWARD SOFTWARE, INC.

STANDARD CMOS SETUP

INTEGRATED PERIPHERALS

BIOS FEATURES SETUP

SUPERVISOR PASSWORD

CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP

USER PASSWORD

POWER MANAGEMENT SETUP

IDE HDD AUTO DETECTION

PNP/PCI CONFIGURATION

HDD LOW LEVEL FORMAT

LOAD BIOS DEFAULTS

SAVE & EXIT SETUP

LOAD SETUP DEFAULTS

EXIT WITHOUT SAVING

ESC

:Quit

−↓→ ←

:Select Item

F10

:Sve & Exit Setup

(Shift) F2

:Change Color

Time, Date, Hard Disk Type...

Use the arrow keys to highlight the option you want and press <Enter>. The following describes each of these options.

Note:

The settings on the BIOS setup screens on the following pages are for reference only. Some of the settings will vary according to your system’s configuration and should not be referred to as the standard default setting.

Standard CMOS Setup

Use the arrow keys to highlight “Standard CMOS Setup”and press <Enter>. A screen similar to the one below will appear.

ROM PCI/ISA BIOS

STANDARD CMOS SETUP

AWARD SOFTWARE, INC.

Date (mm:dd:yy) : Thu, Sep

10 1996

 

 

 

 

 

Time (hh:mm:ss) : 9 : 5 : 55

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HARD DISKS

TYPE

SIZE

CYLS

HEAD PRECOMP LANDZ SECTOR

MODE

Primary Master

:Auto

0

0

0

0

0

0

Auto

Primary Slave

:Auto

0

0

0

0

0

0

Auto

Secondary Master

:Auto

0

0

0

0

0

0

Auto

Secondary Slave

:Auto

0

0

0

0

0

0

Auto

DriveA

:1.44M,3.5in.

 

 

Base Memory :

640K

DriveB

 

:None

 

 

Video

 

:EGA/VGA

 

 

Extended Memory : 31744K

 

 

 

Other Memory :

384K

Halt on

:All Errors

 

 

Total Memory : 32768K

ESC

:Quit

−↓→ ←

:Select Item

PU/PD/+/- :Modify

F1

:Help

(Shift)F2

:Change

 

 

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Date

The date format is <day>, <month>, <date>, <year>.

Day

Month

Date

Year

Displays a day, from Sunday to Saturday Displays the month, from January to December Displays the date, from 1 to 31

Displays the year, from 1900 to 2099

Time

The time format is <hour>, <minute>, <second>. The time is based on the 24-hourmilitary-timeclock. For example, 1 p.m. is 13:00:00.

Hour

Displays hours from 00 to 23

Minute

Displays minutes from 00 to 59

Second

Displays seconds from 00 to 59

Primary Master, Primary Slave, Secondary Master and Secondary

Slave

These categories allow you to enter the appropriate specifications for the type of hard disk drive(s) installed in your system. There are 45 predefined types and 4 user definable types for IDE hard drives. Type 1 to Type 45 are predefined. Type “User”is user-definable.

Press <PgUp> or <PgDn> to select a numbered hard disk type or type the number and press <Enter>. The hard disk will not work properly if you enter improper information for this category. You can use Type “User”to define your own drive type manually.

If you select Type “User”, you will need to know the information listed below. Enter the information and press <Enter>. This information should be included in the documentation from your hard disk vendor or the system manufacturer.

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If the controller of the HDD interface is ESDI, you must select “Type 1”.

If the controller of the HDD interface is SCSI, you must select “None”.

If you select Type “Auto”, the BIOS will auto-detectthe HDD &CD-ROMdrive at the POST stage and show the IDE for the HDD &CD-ROMdrive.

Type

Drive type

Cyls

Number of cylinders

Heads

Number of heads

Precomp

Write precomp

Landzone

Landing zone

Sectors

Number of sectors

Mode

Mode type

If a hard disk has not been installed, select “None”and press <Enter>.

Drive A and Drive B

These categories identify the types of floppy disk drives installed. The following are the options for drives A and B.

None

No floppy drive is installed

360K, 5.25 in.

5-1/4inchPC-typestandard drive; 360 kilobyte capacity

1.2M, 5.25 in.

5-1/4inchAT-typehigh-densitydrive; 1.2 megabyte capacity

720K, 3.5 in.

3-1/2inchdouble-sideddrive; 720 kilobyte capacity

1.44M, 3.5 in.

3-1/2inchdouble-sideddrive; 1.44 megabyte capacity

2.88M, 3.5 in.

3-1/2inchdouble-sideddrive; 2.88 megabyte capacity

Note:

Choosing an incorrect type might cause your system to format the floppy disk improperly, and you will not be able to access your data.

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Video

This category selects the type of video adapter used for the primary system monitor. Although secondary monitors are supported, you do not have to select the type in Setup. The default setting is EGA/VGA (BIOS default, Setup default).

EGA/VGA

CGA40 CGA80 Mono

Enhanced GraphicsAdapter/Video GraphicsArray. For EGA, VGA, SVGA and PGA monitor adapters.

Color GraphicsAdapter. Power up in 40-columnmode.

Color GraphicsAdapter. Power up in 80-columnmode.

Monochrome adapter. Includes high resolution monochrome adapters.

Halt On

This category determines whether the system will stop if an error is detected during power up. The default setting is All Errors (BIOS default, Setup default).

No Errors

The system boot will not stop for any errors detected.

All Errors

The system boot will stop whenever the BIOS detects a non-

 

fatal error.

All, But

The system boot will not stop for a keyboard error; it will stop

Keyboard

for all other errors.

All, But

The system boot will not stop for a disk error; it will stop for

Diskette

all other errors.

All, But

The system boot will not stop for a disk or keyboard error; it

Disk/Key

will stop for all other errors.

Memory

The base memory size, extended memory size and the other memory size cannot be altered; your computer automatically detects and displays them.

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Base

This refers to the amount of base or conventional memory

 

 

 

 

Memory

installed on the system board.

 

 

 

 

Extended

This is the amount of memory located above 1MB in the

 

 

 

 

Memory

memory address map of the CPU.

 

 

 

 

Other

This memory size refers to the memory located in the ad-

 

 

 

 

Memory

dress space between 640K and 1024K. DOS uses this

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

area to load device drivers to keep base memory free for

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

application programs. The most appropriate use of this

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

area is for Shadow RAM.

BIOS Features Setup

The BIOS Features Setup allows you to configure your system for basic operation. Some entries are defaults required by the system board, while others, if enabled, will improve the performance of your system or let you set some features according to your preference.

ROM PCI/ISA BIOS

BIOS FEATURES SETUP

AWARD SOFTWARE, INC.

Virus Warning

: Disabled

CPU Internal Cache

: Enabled

External Cache

: Enabled

Quick Power On Self Test

: Enabled

Boot Sequence

: A, C

Swap Floppy Drive

: Disabled

Boot Up Floppy Seek

: Enabled

Boot Up NumLock Status

: On

Gate A20 Option

: Fast

Typematic Rate Setting

: Disabled

Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)

: 6

Typematic Delay (Msec)

: 250

Security Option

: Setup

PCI/VGA Palette Snoop

: Disabled

OS Select For DRAM > 64MB

: Non-OS2

Video BIOS Shadow

: Enabled

C8000-CBFFFShadow

: Disabled

CC000-CFFFFShadow

: Disabled

D0000-D3FFFShadow

: Disabled

D4000-D7FFFShadow

: Disabled

D8000-DBFFFShadow

: Disabled

DC000-DFFFFShadow

: Disabled

ESC

:Quit

−↓→ ←

:Select Item

F1

:Help

PU/PD/+/-

:Modify

F5

:Old Values

(Shift) F2

:Color

F6

:Load BIOS Defaults

 

F7

:Load Setup Defaults

 

Virus Warning

This category protects the boot sector and partition table of your hard disk drive. When this item is enabled, the Award BIOS will monitor the boot sector and partition table of the hard disk drive. If an attempt is made to write to the boot sector or partition table of the hard disk drive, the BIOS will halt the system and the following error message will appear.

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! WARNING !

Disk boot sector is to be modified Type “Y”to accept write or “N”to abort write

Award Software, Inc.

After seeing this message, if necessary, you will be able to run an antivirus program to locate and remove the problem before any damage is done.

Many disk diagnostic programs which attempt to access the boot sector table will cause the warning message to appear. If you are running such a program, we recommend that you first disable this category. Also, disable this category if you are installing or running certain operating systems like Windows 95 or the operating system may not install nor work.

Enabled

BIOS issues a warning when any program or virus sends a

 

Disk Format command or attempts to write to the boot sector

 

of the hard disk drive.

Disabled

No warning message will appear when the boot sector of the

 

hard disk drive is accessed.

CPU Internal Cache and External Cache

These categories speed up memory access. The default value is enabled. Enable the External Cache for better performance.

Enabled

Enables the internal/external cache.

Disabled

Disables the internal/external cache.

Quick Power On Self Test

This category speeds up Power On Self Test (POST) after you power on your system. If it is set to Enabled, the BIOS will shorten or skip some check items during POST.

Enabled

Enables quick POST.

Disabled

Normal POST.

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Boot Sequence

This category determines which drive to search first for the disk operating system (i.e. DOS). The default is A, C.

A, C

C, A

CDROM, C, A

C, CDROM, A

The system will first search for a floppy drive and then a hard disk drive.

The system will first search for a hard disk drive and then a floppy drive.

The system will first search for a CD-ROMdrive, then a hard disk drive and then a floppy drive.

The system will first search for a hard disk drive, then a CD-ROMdrive, and then a floppy drive.

Swap Floppy Drive

Enabled

When this option is enabled and the system is booting from

 

the floppy drive, the system will boot from drive B instead of

 

drive A.

Disabled

When this option is disabled and the system is booting from

 

the floppy drive, the system will boot from drive A.

Boot Up Floppy Seek

During POST, the BIOS will determine if the floppy disk drive installed is 40 or 80 tracks. 360K type is 40 tracks while 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M and 2.88M are all 80 tracks.

Enabled

The BIOS will check whether the floppy disk drive installed is

 

40 or 80 tracks. Note that the BIOS cannot distinguish be-

 

tween 720K, 1.2M, 1.44M or 2.88M drive types as they are all

 

80 tracks.

Disabled

The BIOS will not search for the type of floppy disk drive by

 

track number. Note that there will not be any warning mes-

 

sage if the drive installed is 360KB.

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Boot Up NumLock Status

This allows you to determine the default state of the numeric keypad. By default, the system boots up with NumLock on.

On

The function of the numeric keypad is the number keys.

Off

The function of the numeric keypad is the arrow keys.

Security Option

This category allows you to limit access to your system and Setup or just to Setup.

System

The system will not boot and access to Setup will be denied if

 

the correct password is not entered at the prompt.

Setup

The system will boot, but access to Setup will be denied if the

 

correct password is not entered at the prompt.

PCI/VGA Palette Snoop

This is used to select whether to allow MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards to work with PCI/VGA or not.

Enabled

PCI/VGA working with MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards.

Disabled

PCI/VGA not working with MPEG ISA/VESA VGA cards.

OS Select for DRAM > 64MB

This item allows you to access the memory that is over 64MB in OS/2. The options are: Non-OS2and OS2.

Video BIOS Shadow

Determines whether video BIOS will be copied to RAM. Video Shadow will increase the video speed. Note that some graphics boards require that this option be disabled.

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Enabled

Video shadow is enabled.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disabled

Video shadow is disabled.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C8000-CBFFFShadow toDC000-DFFFFShadow

These categories determine whether option ROMs will be copied to RAM.

Enabled

Optional shadow is enabled.

Disabled

Optional shadow is disabled.

Chipset Features Setup

This section gives you instructions on how to configure the system based on the specific features of the chipset. The chipset manages bus speeds and access to system memory resources such as DRAM and external cache. It also coordinates communications between the conventional ISA bus and the PCI bus. These items should not be altered unless necessary. Depending on your add-inboards, you may not or should not enable some of these features. The default settings have been chosen because they provide optimum operating conditions for your system.

Auto Configuration

DRAM Timing

DRAM RAS# Precharge Time DRAM R/W Leadoff Timing Fast RAS To CAS Delay DRAM Read Burst (EDO/FP) DRAM Write Burst Timing Fast MA to RAS# Delay CLK Fast EDO Path Select Refresh RAS# Assertion

ISA Bus Clock

System BIOS Cacheable

Video BIOS Cacheable

8 Bit I/O Recovery Time

16 Bit I/O Recovery Time

Memory Hole At 15M-16M

Peer Concurrency

Passive Release

ROM PCI/ISA BIOS

CHIPSET FEATURES SETUP

AWARD SOFTWARE, INC.

: Enabled

Delayed Transaction

: Disabled

:Normal

:3

:6

:2

:x222/x333

:x333

:1

:Disabled

:4 Clks

:PCICLK/4

: Enabled

ESC

:Quit

−↓→ ←

:Select Item

: Enabled

F1

:Help

PU/PD/+/-

:Modify

: 1

: 1

F5

:Old Values

(Shift) F2

:Color

: Disabled

F6

:Load BIOS Defaults

 

: Enabled

F7

:Load Setup Defaults

 

: Disabled

 

 

 

 

 

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