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HP TouchSmart 9100 Business PC - Computer Setup (F10) Utility

Computer Setup (F10) Utilities
Access the BIOS Setup Utility by pressing the F10 button during startup. Use Computer Setup (F10) Utility to do the following:
  • Change 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.
  • View processor and memory settings
  • Modify the boot order of bootable devices such as hard drives, diskette drives, optical drives, or USB media.
  • Run hard drive self-tests.
  • Establish a supervisor password that controls access to Computer Setup (F10) Utility and the settings described in this section.
Using Computer Setup (F10) Utilities
Computer Setup can be accessed only by turning the computer on or restarting the system. To access the Computer Setup Utilities menu, complete the following steps:
  1. Turn on or restart the computer.
  2. As soon as the computer is turned on, press F10 before the system boots to the operating system to enter Computer Setup. Press Enter to bypass the title screen, if necessary.
      note:
    If you do not press F10 at the appropriate time, you must restart the computer and again press F10 before the unit boots to the operating system to access the utility.
  3. The Computer Setup Utility screen is divided into menu headings and actions.
    Five menu headings appear on the Computer Setup Utility screen:
    • Main
    • Advanced
    • Boot
    • Power
    • Exit
    Use the arrow keys to select the appropriate heading, then press Enter. Use the arrow (up and down) keys to select the option you want, then press Enter. To return to the previous screen, press Esc.
  4. To apply and save changes, press the F10 key.
    If you have made changes that you do not want applied, press the F5 key to return to the default values.
  caution:
Do NOT turn the computer power OFF while the ROM is saving the Computer Setup (F10) changes because the CMOS could become corrupted. It is safe to turn off the computer only after exiting the F10 Setup screen.
Computer Setup (F10) Utility Main Menu
Heading
Table
Main
Advanced
Boot
Power
Exit
Computer Setup—Main
  note:
Support for specific Computer Setup options may vary depending on the hardware configuration.
Computer Setup—Main
Option
Description
System Time
Allows you to set system time.
System Date
Allows you to set system date.
Language
Allows you to select language.
Floppy Diskette A:
Allows you to set drive A to:
  • Disabled
  • 1.44 MB 3.5”
  • Not Installed
1st Drive
2nd Drive
For each, allows you to:
  • Port Configuration (disable/enable)
  • (view only)
    • Capacity (Size - HDD only)
    • Transfer Mode
  • Smart Support - run HDD self-test for selected channel:
    • SMART Status Check
    • SMART Short Self-Test
    • SMART Extended Self-Test
System Information
(view only)
  • Installed Memory
  • Memory Bank 1
  • Memory Bank 2
  • BIOS Revision
  • Core Version
  • Product Number
  • Model Number
  • Serial Number (press Enter to change)
  • Asset Tag (press Enter to change)
Computer Setup—Advanced
  note:
Support for specific Computer Setup options may vary depending on the hardware configuration.
  warning:
Setting items on this menu to incorrect values may cause your system to malfunction.
Computer Setup—Advanced
Option
Description
CPU Type
(view only)
CPU Speed
(view only)
Cache RAM
(view only)
SATA1 Controller
Allows you to disable/enable the SATA Controller.
SATA Controller Mode
If SATA1 Controller is enabled, allows you to set the mode to:
  • IDE
  • AHCI
USB Ports
Allows you to enable/disable individual USB ports (USB Port 1 through USB Port 7).
Onboard LAN
Allows you to disable/enable onboard LAN controller.
Onboard LAN Boot ROM
Allows you to disable/enable the boot ROM of the onboard LAN chip.
Onboard 1394
Allows you to disable/enable onboard 1394 port.
Onboard WLAN
Allows you to set the on-board WLAN to:
  • Enabled
  • Disabled
Onboard TV-Tuner
Allows you to set the on-board TV tuner to:
  • Enabled
  • Disabled
Security Option
Checks password while invoking Setup or while invoking Setup as well as on each System boot. Set to:
  • Setup
  • System
Supervisor Password
Allows you to view the supervisor password.
User Password
Allows you to view the user password.
Onboard Audio
Allows you to set the on-board audio to:
  • Enabled
  • Disabled
Change Supervisor Password
Allows you to change the supervisor password.
Computer Setup—Power
  note:
Support for specific Computer Setup options may vary depending on the hardware configuration.
Computer Setup—Power
Option
Description
After AC Power Failure
Allows you to select system restart behavior after power loss:
  • Stay Off
  • Power On
  • Auto
XD (Execute Disable)
Disables/enables the processor's XD feature.
Virtualization Technology
Allows you to disable/enable Virtualization Technology.
S5 Maximum Power Savings
Disables/enables S5 Maximum Power Savings. Enabling this feature reduces the power of this system as much as possible in the S5 state. This feature must be disabled if you want to enable Wake on LAN from S5.
WOL in S5
Disables/enables limited Wake on LAN from S5. Note that the computer can only wake from S5 during a normal shutdown event. The S5 Maximum Power Savings feature must be disabled in order to enable limited Wake on LAN from S5.
Computer Setup—Boot
  note:
Support for specific Computer Setup options may vary depending on the hardware configuration.
Computer Setup—Boot
Option
Description
Boot-time Diagnostic Screen
Disables/enables POST diagnostic messages display.
Esc: Boot Menu
Disables/enables POST Esc: Boot Menu message display,
F9: Diagnostics
Disables/enables POST F9: Diagnostics message display,
F10: Setup
Disables/enables POST F10: Setup message display,
F11: Recovery
Disables/enables POST F11: Recovery message display,
F12: Boot From LAN
Disables/enables POST F12: Boot From LAN message display,
(Boot Device Priority)
1st Boot Device
2nd Boot Device
3rd Boot Device
4th Boot Device
Allows you to specify which device groups will boot first, second, third, and fourth or to disable any of the four:
  • CD-ROM Group
  • HDD Group
  • Floppy Group
  • Network Boot Group
  note:
MS-DOS drive lettering assignments may not apply after a non-MS-DOS operating system has started.
Floppy Group Boot Priority
Specifies boot device priority within removable devices.
CD-ROM Group Boot Priority
Specifies boot device priority within CD/DVD drives.
HDD Group Boot Priority
Specifies boot device priority within hard drives.
Network Group Boot Priority
Specifies boot device priority within bootable network devices.
Computer Setup—Exit
  note:
Support for specific Computer Setup options may vary depending on the hardware configuration.
Computer Setup—Exit
Option
Description
Exit Saving Changes
Press Enter to exit saving changes.
Exit Discarding Changes
Press Enter to exit discarding changes.
Load Setup Defaults
Press Enter to load setup defaults.
Discard Changes
Press Enter to discard changes.
Save Changes
Press Enter to save changes.
BIOS updates
HP periodically releases system BIOS updates, which are available from the HP website. These updates often contain fixes for known issues in the BIOS.
To find out whether a PC needs a BIOS update, compare the current BIOS version number against the latest version available for download. To determine the current BIOS version, you should perform the following steps:
  1. Click Start, and then select Shut Down.
  2. Select Restart, and then click OK.
  3. When the first screen displays, press F10 to enter Setup. The BIOS revision number is listed on the Main menu.
  4. Write down the current BIOS version that is listed.
  5. To exit Setup, press Esc, select Yes, and then press Enter.

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