BIOS Setup Utility (Aptiva 2165 - SL-A)

BIOS Setup Utility

The Setup Utility lets you review and change important information about the computer and its hardware.

Working with the Setup Menus - Starting the Setup Utility

Follow these steps to enter Setup when the computer is off: 

  1.  Power On the monitor.
  2.  Turn on the system unit.
  3.  When you see the IBM Aptiva logo, press F1 to enter Setup and display the Main Menu.

Refer to the Setup Utility Main Menu below.

 |  +-------------------------------+  |
 |  |Configuration/Setup Utility    |  |
 |  |-------------------------------|  |
 |  |                               |  |
 |  |       Select option:          |  |
 |  |                               |  |
 |  |° System Summary               |  |
 |  |° Product Data                 |  |
 |  |° Devices and I/O Ports        |  |
 |  |° Start Options                |  |
 |  |° Date and Time                |  |
 |  |° Advanced Setup               |  |
 |  |° Power Management Setup       |  |
 |  |° ISA Legacy Resource          |  |
 |  |° PC Health Status             |  |
 |  |  Load Default Settings        |  |
 |  |  Set Password                 |  |
 |  |  Save & Exit Setup            |  |
 |  |  Exit Without Saving          |  |
 |  +-------------------------------+  |
 | < > < > Move highlight bar < >Select|
 |  <Esc>Exit                          |

The following table lists specific keys on the keyboard that will help you move through the Setup menus:
Keys    Function
   Down- or up-    Use these arrow keys to highlight an option on the menu.
   arrow key    (Press the Enter key to choose the option.)
   Left- or right-    Use these arrow keys to make a selection and change an option's setting.
   arrow key    In some menus, you can use these keys to move from one field to another.
   F5    Restore the old settints.
   F7    Load the factory-default settings.
   F1    Press this key if you want help for a selected item in a menu.
   Esc    After viewing or making changes to the settings on a menu,
     press this key to exit the menu.
   Enter    Press this key to choose a highlighted option from a menu.

Changing Parameter Settings

In the Setup menus, the configuration information that you can change is enclosed in brackets like these: [ ].
You cannot change any information that is not enclosed in brackets.
Use the up- or down-arrow keys to highlight options then press Enter to display a menu.
When changing the setting of a particular parameter, highlight the setting then use the left- or right-arrow key to change the setting.

Loading the Default Settings (Setup Defaults)

When you purchase an Aptiva computer, it is already configured for use.
The original configuration settings, also called factory or default settings, are stored in the CMOS.
Setup includes an option Load Optimized Default Settings that allows you to reload the original configuration at any time.
If you have made changes in Setup but would like to restore the default settings, follow these steps:

  1.  From the main menu, highlight the option Load Optimized Default Settings  then press Enter. A dialog box appears confirming if you want to load the  default settings.
  2.  Type Y to select YES, then press Enter
  3.  Highlight the option Save & Exit Setup option, then press Enter.
     A dialog box appears saying 'SAVE to CMOS and EXIT (Y/N)?'
  4.  Type Y to select Yes, then press Enter to save the changes in CMOS  You must load the Setup default settings in the following instances:

Exiting Setup (Save & Exit Setup/Exit Without Saving)

Press Esc to return to the main menu when you have finished viewing settings and making changes.
From this location, you can exit Setup and save your changes or exit without saving your changes.

Follow these steps to exit Setup:

  1.  From the main menu, press the Esc key.
  2.  The Exit Setup dialog box appears saying Quit Without Saving (Y/N) ?
     Type Y if you want to quit directly.

You also can Exit the Setup via highlighting the Save & Exit Setup option or Exit without Saving option and follow the dialog box directions.

Back to  Jump to TOP-of-PAGE

Please see the LEGAL  -  Trademark notice.
Feel free - send a Email-NOTE  for any BUG on this page found - Thank you.