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HP t5400 Thin Client - BIOS Settings, (F10) Utility

Using the BIOS Settings

Changing BIOS Settings from the repset utility

Some BIOS settings may be changed locally within the operating system without having to go through the F10 utility. This table identifies the items that can be controlled with this method.

BIOS Setting
Default Value
Other Values
1st Boot Device
USB
ATA Flash, Network, Disabled
2nd Boot Device
ATA Flash
USB, Network, Disabled
3rd Boot Device
Network
ATA Flash, USB, Disabled
Boot Up NumLock
Off
On
F12 Boot
Enabled
Disabled
Integrated Audio
Enabled
Disabled
Network Controller
Enabled
Disabled
Serial Port 1
3F8/IRQ4, other values = 2F8/IRQ3, 3E8/IRQ4, 2E8/IRQ3
Disabled
Serial Port 2
2F8/IRQ3, other values = 3F8/IRQ4, 3E8/IRQ4, 2E8/IRQ3
Disabled
Serial Port 3
3E8/IRQ5, other values = 3F8/IRQ5, 2F8/IRQ10, 2E8/IRQ10
Disabled
Serial Port 4
2E8/IRQ10, other values = 3F8/IRQ5, 2F8/IRQ10, 3E8/IRQ5
Disabled
Parallel Port
378/IRQ7, other values = 278/IRQ5, 3BC/IRQ7
Disabled
PWRON After PWR-Fail
Former State
On, Off
Wake-on-PME
Enabled
Disabled
BIOS Wake Up
Disabled
Enabled, days of the week & time
Asset Tag No
000000000000000000
User input (18 chars)
Setup Password
blank
User input (8 chars max)
Power-On Password
blank
User input (8 chars max)
Parallel Mode
ECP/EPP
Standard, EPP, ECP
ECP Mode Use DMA
DMA3
DMA1
USB Controller
Enabled
Disabled
External USB Ports
Enabled
Disabled
Halt On
All, but Keyboard
No Errors
Security Option
Setup
Always
USB Keyboard Support
Enabled
Disabled
USB Mouse Support
Disabled
Enabled
Settings that can be controlled from the operating system with repset can also be controlled remotely by sending the client an Altiris job that uses the repset tool to apply the setting changes.

Changing BIOS Settings Using the F10 Utility

1. Turn on or restart the thin client.

2. As soon as the thin client is turned on, press F10 when the press F10 prompt appears on the screen to enter the Setup Utility.

If you do not press F10 at the appropriate time, you must restart the thin client and again press F10 when the F10=Setup message displays in the task bar at the bottom of the screen. When the F10 POST Screen display is set to zero seconds, it may be necessary to press and hold F10 on the keyboard, then power on the thin client.

3. The Setup Utility screen is divided into five menu headings and five task actions.

The Menu Headings are: System Information, Standard CMOS Features, Advanced BIOS Features, Integrated Peripherals, Power Management Setup

The Task Actions are: Load Factory Defaults, Set Administrative Password, Set User Password, Save & Exit Setup, Exit without Saving

Use the arrow keys (up and down or left and right) to select the appropriate heading, and then press Enter. To return to the Setup Utility menu, press the Esc key.

4. To apply and save changes, select Save & Exit Setup.

If you have made changes that you do not want applied, select Exit without Saving.

To reset to original factory settings, select Load Factory Defaults.

Do NOT turn the thin client power off while the ROM is saving the Setup (F10) changes, because the CMOS could become corrupted. It is safe to turn off the computer only after exiting the F10 Setup screen.

Setup Utility—System Information

Support for specific Setup options may vary depending on the hardware configuration.
Setup Utility—System Information
Option
Description
Product Name
(view only)
Processor Type
(view only)
Processor Speed
(view only)
Amount of flash memory
(view only)
Memory size
(view only)
System ROM
(view only)
Integrated MAC
(view only)
UUID
(view only)
Chassis Serial #
(view only)
Asset Tracking Number
(view only)
Asset Tag
Enter asset tracking number.

Setup Utility—Standard CMOS Features

Setup Utility—Standard CMOS Features
Option
Description
Date (mm:dd:yy)
Allows you to set system date
Time (hh:mm:ss)
Allows you to set system time.
IDE Primary Master
Indicates ATA Flash settings.
Halt On
Allows you to select system response of All Errors, No Errors, or All But Keyboard when POST Error has been detected. Default is All But Keyboard.

Setup Utility—Advanced BIOS Features

Setup Utility—Advanced BIOS Features
Option
Description
Quick Power-on Self Test
Allows the system to skip certain tests while booting. This will decrease the time needed to boot the system. Enabled/Disabled. Default is Enabled
1st Boot Device
Select Boot Device Priority. Default is USB.
2nd Boot Device
Select Boot Device Priority. Default is ATA Flash.
3rd Boot Device
Select Boot Device Priority. Default is Network.
Boot Up Numlock Status
Select power on state for Numlock. Default is OFF.
Security Option
Select whether the Password is required every time the system boots or only when you enter Setup. Default is Setup.
POST Delay (secs)
Set a delay that is added to POST to allow more time to press F10 to enter the Setup Utility. Default is None.
F12 Boot
Enable/Disable F12 network boot. Default is Enabled.

Setup Utility—Integrated Peripherals

Setup Utility—Integrated Peripherals
Option
Description
Integrated Audio
Enable or Disable Onboard AC97 Audio controller. Default is Enabled.
Network Controller
Enable or Disable Onboard LAN device. Default is enabled.
USB Controller
Enable or Disable USB controller. Default is enabled.
Advanced USB Options
Enable or Disable USB external ports. Default is enabled.
USB External Ports
Default is enabled.
USB Keyboard Support
Allows use of USB keyboard under DOS. Default is enabled.
USB Mouse Support
Allows use of USB Mouse under DOS. Default is disabled.
Serial Port 1
Select serial port base IO port address and IRQ. Default is 3F8/IRQ4
Serial Port 2
Select serial port base IO port address and IRQ. Default is 2F8/IRQ3
Serial Port 3
Select serial port base IO port address and IRQ. Default is 3E8/IRQ5
Serial Port 4
Select serial port base IO port address and IRQ. Default is 2E8/IRQ10
Parallel Port
Select parallel port base IO port address and IRQ. Default is 378/IRQ7.
Parallel Mode
Select parallel port transfer mode of Standard, EPP, ECP, or ECP/EPP. Default is ECP/EPP.
ECP Mode Use DMA
Select DMA channel of 1 or 3 if parallel is operated in ECP mode. Default is 3.

Setup Utility—Power Management Setup

Setup Utility—Power Management Setup
Option
Description
PWRON After PWR-Fail
When power is lost and comes back, the option determines what power state the system should go to. Options are Off, On, and Former-Sts. Default is Former-Sts.
Wake on PME
Enable/disable system wakeup capability for OnBoard LAN device and PCI card. Default is enabled.
BIOS Wake up
Enable RTC alarm wakeup. Default is disabled.
Day of Week
Select the alarm RTC wakeup day of Sunday through Saturday.
Time of Day
Select the alarm RTC wakeup time of day (hh:mm).

Setup Utility—Utility Task Actions

Setup (F10) Utility Task Actions
Heading
Table
Load Factory Defaults
Select Yes or No (Y/N)
Set Administrator Password
Allows you to set, change, and disable the administrator password.
Set User Password
Allows you to set, change, and disable the user password.
When the user password is set, it prevents unauthorized access to the user's setup. User password provides read-only access to Setup options.
Save & Exit Setup
Saves data to CMOS, then exit the Setup Utility.
Exit without Saving
Exit the Setup Utility without saving any changes.

For more information about your thin client, see the Troubleshooting Guide at http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c02583183/c02583183.pdf .

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