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HP Compaq dx7500 Microtower PC - Computer Setup (F10) Utility

Computer Setup (F10) Utilities
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 graphics, audio, storage, communications, and input devices.
  • View settings for processor and memory.
  • Modify the boot order of bootable devices such as hard drives, diskette drives, optical drives, or USB flash media devices.
  • 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 computer boots to the operating system to enter Computer Setup.
      note:
    If you do not press F10 at the appropriate time, you must restart the computer and again press F10 when the monitor light turns green 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
    • Power
    • Boot
    • 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.
  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—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
3rd Drive (not used)
4th Drive (not used)
5th Drive
6th Drive
For each, allows you to:
  • (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
  • Memory Bank 3
  • Memory Bank 4
  • BIOS Revision
  • Core Version
  • Model Number
  • Product Number
  • 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)
Primary Video Adapter
Allows you to select the boot display device when more than 2 video options are offered by the system:
  • Integrated (Onboard)
  • PCI-Ex16
Onboard Video Memory Size
  • Total: 128 MB, Pre-allocated/fixed: 32 MB, DVMT, 96 MB
  • Total: 256 MB, Pre-allocated/fixed: 32 MB, DVMT, 224 MB
  • Total: 512 MB, Pre-allocated/fixed: 32 MB, DVMT, 480 MB
    or
    Total: 1024 MB to 4 GB, Pre-allocated/fixed: 32 MB, DVMT, 992 MB
PS/2 Mouse
Allows you to set:
  • Disabled
  • Enabled
  • Auto Detect
USB Ports
Allows you to enable/disable all USB ports.
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.
SATA1 Controller
Allows you to disable/enable the SATA1 Controller.
SATA1 Controller Mode
If SATA1 Controller is enabled, allows you to set the mode to:
  • IDE
  • AHCI
  • RAID
Onboard Audio
Allows you to set the onboard audio to:
  • Auto
  • Disabled
  • Enabled
Internal Speaker
Allows you to set the internal speaker to:
  • Disabled
  • Enabled
Supervisor Password
Allows you to view the supervisor password.
User Password
Allows you to view the user password.
Onboard 1394
Allows you to enable/disable all 1394 ports.
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
Disables/enables XD bit.
Virtualization Technology
Allows you to enable/disable Virtualization Technology.
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.
(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:
  • Floppy Group
  • CD-ROM Group
  • Hard Drive 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.
Hard Drive 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.
Recovering the Configuration Settings
To reset all BIOS Setup options to their default values (including options for ctrl+F10), you must enter F10 Setup mode and press F5.
This does not include updates to system date, system time, supervisor password, user password, and CPU frequency multiplier.

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