ASUS CM6331, CM6431, CM6731 User Manual

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Chapter : Using Windows
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Entering the BIOS Setup
BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) stores system hardware settings that are needed for 
system startup in the Desktop PC. 
In normal circumstances, the default BIOS settings apply to most conditions to ensure 
optimal performance. Do not change the default BIOS settings except in the following 
circumstances: 
• 
An error message appears on the screen during the system bootup and requests you 
to run the BIOS Setup.
• 
You have installed a new system component that requires further BIOS settings or 
update.
Inappropriate BIOS settings may result to instability or boot failure. We strongly recommend 
that you change the BIOS settings only with the help of a trained service personnel.
Quickly enter the BIOS
Windows
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 8 boot time is quite fast, so we developed the following two ways for you to quickly 
access the BIOS:
•  Press the power button for at least four seconds to shut down your Desktop PC, then 
press the power button again to turn your Desktop PC back on, and press <Del> during 
POST.
•  When your Desktop PC is off, disconnect the power cord from your Desktop PC’s 
power connector. Reconnect the power cord and press the power button to turn on your 
Desktop PC. Press <Del> during POST. 
POST (Power-On Self Test) is a series of software controlled diagnostic tests that run when 
you turn on your Desktop PC.