How to setup BIOS in Acer® Veriton laptop
What is BIOS?
Basic input/output system (BIOS)is a standard defining a firmware interface. The primary function of the BIOS is to load and start an operating system on the computer. When the user starts the computer , the first job for the BIOS is to initialize and identify system devices connected with it such as hard disk, keyboard and mouse, CD/DVD drive and other hardware. The BIOS then locates software held on a peripheral device, such as a hard disk or a CD, and loads and executes that software, giving it control of the computer.This process is known as booting.The BIOS is placed in a ROM chip and it makes sure that the system is booted properly at boot time.
Acer has introduces a series of Acer Veriton laptops. Acer Veriton 3000, Acer Veriton 5100 and Acer Veriton 5700G are some laptops from Acer. Acer Veriton 3000 comes with Intel Pentium III processor or Intel Celeron processor. The computer might be suitable for low end applications and for home uses. Acer Veriton 510 comes with Intel Celeron processor 533MHz. Acer Veriton 5700G comes with Intel Pentium 4 processor. It is ideal for business use.
Following are some steps required to setup BIOS in Acer Veriton laptop:
- BIOS and its function
- Setup BIOS
- Tips to access BIOS
BIOS and its function
BIOS is basic input output system and its function is to identify the components of the PC during the start up of your system. It might identify the system devices such as video display card, keyboard, mouse etc during the system start up. Non volatile ROM chip which is built in to the motherboard of your system usually stores BIOS. It might consider as a small library of basic input/output functions, which is used to control peripheral devices.
You might set up BIOS easily. The BIOS is a chip placed on the motherboard. You might configure the BIOS for various functions like Clock speeds, Boot sequence, Power management, Voltage control or monitoring, Date/time etc. The Boot sequence of the computer could be also accessed. You might update the BIOS by flash update. This needs to be done carefully otherwise the computer might face various issues.
For accessing BIOS in your Microsoft Windows 7 operating system, first you need to power on your computer system and then start it. When you prompt to enter the set up you need to press on the 'F2'key. By pressing 'DEL' key or any other function keys of the computer during ‘start up’, the BIOS set up menu could be accessed. Then you could make changes in the BIOS configuration and save the changes by pressing the 'F10' key.
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