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Importance of BIOS on Acer® Aspire One ZG5
The full form of BIOS is Basic Input Output System. BIOS is an embedded software on the motherboard. BIOS has got the ability to control all the hardware attached to the system. It will act as interface between the computer hardware and the Operating System. In a typical manner, BIOS is Electronically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory (EEPROM). You have to update BIOS in order to increase system efficiency. Acer Aspire One ZG5 is a stylish laptop with enhanced features. The processor supported by this laptop is an Intel Atom N270 processor which operates at 1.60GHz. The Operating System is Windows, and it has an 8.9 inch widescreen display with a 1024 x 600 pixel resolution. It also supports wireless connectivity. The hard drive supports 160GB and the memory which is preinstalled is 1GB with DDR2 RAM memory.
- Backup current BIOS settings
- Set standard settings
- Set the boot order
Backup current BIOS settings
When you setup BIOS on an Acer Aspire One ZG5 laptop, it is better to take a backup of the current BIOS settings. In order to access the BIOS, you need to press the ‘Function’ key and a black screen with code will appear. From that window you have to note down the BIOS version. After that, exit BIOS.
Set standard settings
You need to set the time and date which may be in the format of MM/DD/YY and a 24 hour clock format. If it is not properly set, then it will cause a failure of the motherboard. Disable the floppy related settings and set the IDE and SATA which helps to recognize installation of a new hard drive.
You need to disable virus protection since it interrupts you with warning messages during the setup process. You can define the order in which BIOS will look for bootable drives. It is better to set DVD drive as the first drive which helps to boot the system from your Windows disc. In addition to that, set the hard drive settings and integrated peripheral settings to complete the process.