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BIOS Configuration Worksheet

BIOS configuration options vary a great deal, and incorrect settings can cause a system to fail, lose data, or not work correctly with PnP-compatible operating systems, such as Windows 9x/2000/Me/XP. The following worksheet can be used to record the most critical BIOS configuration information. Use it when you are unable to print out the actual configuration screens.

System ID_____________________Brand & Model # ____________

Date Recorded_________________Operating System____________

Hard Disk Partitions____________________________________________

Notes_________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________

Standard CMOS/BIOS Configuration

 

(Configuration Option)

(Setting—circle or write down setting used)

Drive A

1.44MB

2.88MB

Other__________

None

Drive B

1.44MB

 

2.88MB

 

Other__________

 

None

1st IDE Drive

Drive type:

 

Hard disk

 

CD-ROM

 

Other (specify)

 

_____________

 

Hard disk geometry

 

Cyl:_________

 

Sectors/track: ____

 

Heads: ________

 

LBA Y/N:

2nd IDE Drive

Drive type:

 

Hard disk

 

CD-ROM

 

Other (specify)

 

_____________

 

Hard disk geometry

 

Cyl:_________

 

Sectors/track: ____

 

Heads: ________

 

LBA Y/N:

3rd IDE Drive

Drive type:

 

Hard disk

 

CD-ROM

 

Other (specify)

 

_____________

 

Hard disk geometry

 

Cyl:_________

 

Sectors/track: ____

 

Heads: ________

 

LBA Y/N:

4th IDE Drive

Drive type:

 

Hard disk

 

CD-ROM

 

Other (specify)

 

_____________

 

Hard disk geometry

 

Cyl:_________

 

Sectors/track: ____

 

Heads: ________

 

LBA Y/N:

Other BIOS Configuration Screens

 

Boot Sequence

1st drive: _____

 

2nd drive:______

 

3rd drive:______

 

4th drive:______

Antivirus or Write-Protect

Enable/Disable Boot Sector

PS/2 Mouse

Enable/Disable

Password

Power on

 

Password: ________

 

Setup

 

Password: ________

External Memory Cache

Enable/Disable (Level 2)

Internal Memory Cache

Enable/Disable (Level 1)

Shadow RAM/ROM Shadowing

Specify range(s) in use:

 

_____________

 

_____________

 

_____________

 

_____________

USB Ports

Enable/Disable

USB Legacy Support

Enable/Disable (Keyboard and Mouse)

Memory Timing Configuration

Auto/Manual

 

-If manual, specify changes from system default here:

 

_______________

 

_______________

 

_______________

 

_______________

 

_______________

Power Management

Enable/Disable

 

-If enabled, specify changes from system default here:

 

_______________

 

_______________

 

_______________

 

_______________

 

_______________

Plug and Play (PnP)

Enable/Disable

 

-If enabled, specify changes from system default here:

 

_______________

 

_______________

 

_______________

 

_______________

 

_______________

LPT Port

Mode selected:

 

Standard EPP ECP Bi-Di

 

Disabled

 

EPP version # _______

 

IRQ: 7 5 _______

 

DMA for ECP mode: _____

 

I/O Port address:

 

378H

 

278H

 

3BCH

 

Disabled

Serial (COM) Port 1

I/O port address:

 

3FH (COM1)

 

2FH (COM2)

 

3EH (COM3)

 

2EH (COM4)

 

Disabled

 

Notes: ___________________

Serial (COM) Port 2

I/O port address:

 

3FH (COM1)

 

2FH (COM2)

 

3EH (COM3)

 

2EH (COM4)

 

Disabled

 

Notes: ___________________

IDE Hard Disk Interface #1

Interface:

 

Enable/Disable

 

32-bit mode: Enable/Disable

 

PIO mode: 0 1 2 3 4

 

UDMA mode: 33MHz 66MHz 100MHz

 

Block mode: Enable/Disable

 

# of blocks: ____________

IDE Hard Disk Interface #2

Interface:

 

Enable/Disable

 

32-bit mode: Enable/Disable

 

PIO mode: 0 1 2 3 4

 

UDMA mode: 33MHz 66MHz 100MHz

 

Block mode: Enable/Disable

# of blocks: ____________

 


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