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|Subject:||BIOS Settings for the WinBook XL2|
|Keywords:||default optimal setup|
|Tech Article Number:||WBTA00120145|
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To enter the BIOS press: <Del> on boot up
To change screen settings: Up and down arrow keys to highlight, Enter to select.
To modify a setting: Up and Down arrow keys to highlight, <+> and <-> to toggle.
These settings assume the latest BIOS version 1.05
In the WinBook XL2 the Advanced CMOS setup offers the following options:
Select Display Type: This item allows the user to set the default setting for the video output on system start-up. This setting can be altered from this default settings by toggling the display with the <Fn> + <F2> key combination to change the display mode. The choices are: LCD only, CRT only, and Simul. LCD only is the default value for the BIOS; this allows the XL2 to display only to the LCD display. CRT only allows the XL2 to display to an external video display (CRT). Simul allows the XL2 to display to both the LCD and CRT at the same time.
BootUp Sequence: This item establishes the BootUp Sequence for the XL2. The XL2 will check the drives in the order designated and load the operating system from the first drive in the sequence that contains on. The choices are: C: A: CD-ROM, A: C: CD-ROM, CD-ROM A: C:. C: A: CD-ROM will try to boot first from the hard drive first, then from the floppy drive, and then the CD-ROM. A: C: CD-ROM will try to boot first from the floppy drive, then from the hard drive, and then the CD-ROM. CD-ROM A: C: will try to boot first from the CD-ROM first, then from the floppy drive, and then the hard drive.
Boot Mode: This option alters the way the display looks on boot up. If the option "Text" is selected, this will display what the BIOS is performing on boot up. If the option "Graphic" is selected, this will display a WinBook graphic picture on boot up.
Floppy Access Control: This item allows you to restrict users to "Read Only" access to the floppy disk drive or if the option to "Read-Write" access for full access to the floppy disk.
S.M.A.R.T for Hard Drive: This item allows the computer to detect possible hard drive troubles. If the option is "Disable" the XL2 will not detect for possible hard drive troubles on boot up.
BootUp Num-Lock: This item allows you to establish the default setting for the Num Lock. If a PS/2 keyboard and want the number pad enabled, this option should be "On." If you use the built-in keyboard, this option be "Off" so that the keys will function as a normal keyboard. Num Lock can be activated when the XL2 is on by press <Num Lock> key on the keyboard.
Password Check: If BIOS passwords are entered, this allows this settings for when the password is required. If "Setup" is selected, the password will only be required when entering the BIOS Setup Utility. If "Always" is selected, the password will be required everytime the XL2 is turned on.
PCI IDE BusMaster: This item allows the controls for the Bus Master for the IDE controller to be "Enable" or "Disabled." The default setting should be set to "Enabled."
PS/2 Device: This item allows the default setting for the PS/2 output on system start-up. The choices are:
Display Expansion Mode: This item allows the default setting for the expansion mode output on system start-up. "Enabled" will display any resolution to the full size of the LCD, this can cause an image to become distorted and the boot up display will be smaller.
TV Display Type: This item allows you to designate the type of colored TV standard to be used when a TV receiver is connect to the TV out port. If a TV receiver is not connected to the XL2, this setting should be disabled. NTSC is for U.S. colored TVs, PAL is for European and other non-U.S. TVs.
Auto Dim: This item allows the system to automatically dim the LCD when using the battery. Since the LCD uses must of the battery power, this can considerably lengthen the battery life. If full brightness of the LCD is a priority, the setting should be "Disabled."
In the WinBook XL2 the Peripheral Setup offers the following options:
Com2 Port(Modem): If you have an internal modem for the unit, this item should be 2f8h. Setting the option to other settings may cause conflicts with other devices. Note: this setting does not affect the function of a PCMCIA modem.
Com1 Port: This item should be set at 3f8h. Setting the option to other settings may cause conflicts with other devices.
Com3 Port(IR): This item should be set at 3e8h. Setting the option to other settings may cause conflicts with other devices.
IR Mode: This item should be set at FIR. Setting the option to other settings may cause conflicts with other devices. Other options are IrDA, ASK-IR.
IR DMA Channel: This setting is active the default setting should be 3. Setting the option to other settings may cause conflicts with other devices.
LPT Port: This item allows you to set the input/output address for the LPT (parallel) port, the default setting is 378h. Setting the option to other settings may cause conflicts with other devices.
LPT Extended Mode: This item allows you to set the communication mode of the parallel port. There are four settings:
EPP Version: If you have chosen the EPP mode above, this setting allows to designate the version of EPP to be used by the system. The options are: 1.7 or 1.9, the default setting is 1.7.
LPT Port DMA Channel: If the LPT extended mode is set for ECP, this setting allows the DMA (direct memory address) channel to be used by the LPT port. The options are: 0, 1, 3. In any other LPT mode, the LPT port will no to make use of the DMA option and this item will be N/A (not available). Be aware of conflicts that might arise if more then one device is set to use a specific DMA channel.
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