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Learn about the BIOS Settings for ASUS® laptop
Bios – The BIOS (Basic Input Output System) for ASUS laptop is a small software which helps to control the interactions between the Operating System and physical hardware components. You can make changes to BIOS settings by altering and accessing the BIOS. The common keys to access the BIOS are F1, F2 and Del key. The first setting to make in the BIOS is to adjust the motherboard. This will provide the proper clock settings for the CPU. The modern BIOS vendors detect the CPU type and set the proper timings automatically. You only need to adjust the memory timing settings. The memory bus speed is set to correct speed for the memory. Another important setting in the system is the boot order. It determines which all devices are needed for the motherboard. Next is the drive setting for hard and optical drives. You also have to change the drive settings.
Points below will give you more information about the BIOS settings in ASUS laptops:
- Resetting the BIOS in an ASUS Laptop
- Resetting the CMOS
- Tip for setting the BIOS in ASUS laptop
Resetting the BIOS in an ASUS Laptop
For resetting the BIOS in ASUS laptop, first switch on the laptop. Then press ‘F2’ key while the initial boot process starts. If you are using old laptop of ASUS, you need to press ‘Delete’ button. Then wait for few seconds for the BIOS setup screen to appear. If the system prompted to enter a password, then enter the password and press the ‘Enter’ key else press the enter key directly. After that set ‘Standard Configuration Settings’, by using arrow keys on your keyboard and press enter key. Then set ‘Time and Date’ using ‘+’ and ‘-‘keys. Then select ‘IDE Primary Master’ and press the ‘Enter’ key. Then do the same for ‘IDE Primary Slave’ option. Then the BIOS will update your hard drive and optical drive settings. After that, press the ‘Esc’ key to return back to main BIOS setup screen. Then press the ‘F7’ key to load the default settings for the ASUS laptop. Press ‘F10’ key to save the BIOS settings. Press ‘Enter’ key to confirm the settings. This will reset the BIOS on ASUS laptop.
Resetting the CMOS
If the laptop does not POST or boot properly, you need to reset the CMOS. For that you have to clear the CMOS. You can use the manual for resetting. For resetting, turn off the laptop and unplug it. Then wait for 30 seconds to perform the action. At that time, you have to find reset jumper on the motherboard. The jumper will move from non reset position to reset position. Then plug it and reboot the system. At this time, it will reset the CMOS.
Tip for Setting the BIOS in ASUS laptop
If any problem occurs after resetting the BIOS in ASUS laptop, you need to take the system setup. Then press the ’F6’ key. This will load Fail-Safe Default settings. Then save your settings and close the utility. The Fail-Safe Default settings are not provided for performance, but it will provide high compatibility. It stores the default settings of the BIOS.