User manual ASUS VS208

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[. . . ] The product name and revision number are both printed on the product itself. Manual revisions are released for each product design represented by the digit before and after the period of the manual revision number. Manual updates are represented by the third digit in the manual revision number. For previous or updated manuals, BIOS, drivers, or product release information, contact ASUS at: http://www. asus. com or through any of the means indicated on the following page. ASUS PROVIDES THIS MANUAL "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. [. . . ] · See section "2. 8 Connectors. " · Check CPU fan if working properly. · Check the CPU fan and make sure it turns on after you applied power to the system. See the "ASUS contact information" on page x. No floppy disk detected No IDE hard disk detected CPU temperature too high CPU fan failed CPU voltage out of range System completed Power-On Self Test · No action required Computer now booting from operating · No action required system You may disable the ASUS POST Reporter in the BIOS setup. See section "4. 4. 2 I/O Device Configuration". ASUS VS208 motherboard user guide 47 3. 3 Powering off the computer You must first exit the operating system and shut down the system before switching off the power. For ATX power supplies, you can press the ATX power switch after exiting or shutting down the operating system. If you use Windows 95/98/2000/XP, click the Start button, click Shut Down, then click the OK button to shut down the computer. The power supply should turn off after Windows shuts down. The message "You can now safely turn off your computer" does not appear when shutting down with ATX power supplies. 48 Chapter 3: Powering up Chapter 4 BIOS setup ASUS VS208 motherboard 4. 1 Managing and updating your BIOS 4. 1. 1 Using the computer system for the first time It is recommended that you save a copy of the original motherboard BIOS along with a Flash Memory Writer utility (AFLASH. EXE) to a bootable floppy disk in case you need to reinstall the BIOS later. AFLASH. EXE is a Flash Memory Writer utility that updates the BIOS by uploading a new BIOS file to the programmable flash ROM on the motherboard. To determine the BIOS version of your motherboard, check the last four numbers of the code displayed on the upper left-hand corner of your screen during bootup. Type COPY D:\AFLASH\AFLASH. EXE A:\ (assuming D is your CD-ROM drive) to copy AFLASH. EXE to the boot disk you created. AFLASH works only in DOS mode. It does not work in the DOS prompt within Windows and does not work with certain memory drivers that may be loaded when you boot from the hard drive. It is a menu-driven program, which means you can scroll through the various sub-menus and make your selections among the predetermined choices. Because the BIOS software is constantly being updated, the following BIOS setup screens and descriptions are for reference purposes only, and may not exactly match what you see on your screen. ASUS VS208 motherboard user guide 53 4. 2. 1 BIOS menu bar The top of the screen has a menu bar with the following selections: MAIN Use this menu to make changes to the basic system configuration. ADVANCED Use this menu to enable and make changes to the advanced features. POWER BOOT EXIT Use this menu to configure and enable Power Management features. Use this menu to configure the default system device used to locate and load the Operating System. Use this menu to exit the current menu or to exit the Setup program. To access the menu bar items, press the right or left arrow key on the keyboard until the desired item is highlighted. 4. 2. 2 Legend bar At the bottom of the Setup screen is a legend bar. The keys in the legend bar allow you to navigate through the various setup menus. The following table lists the keys found in the legend bar with their corresponding functions. Navigation Key(s) <F1> or <Alt + H> <Esc> Left or Right arrow Up or Down arrow - (minus key) Function Description Displays the General Help screen from anywhere in the BIOS Setup Jumps to the Exit menu or returns to the main menu from a sub-menu Selects the menu item to the left or right Moves the highlight up or down between fields Scrolls backward through the values for the highlighted field + (plus key) or spacebar Scrolls forward through the values for the highlighted field <Enter> <Home> or <PgUp> <End> or <PgDn> <F5> <F10> Brings up a selection menu for the highlighted field Moves the cursor to the first field Moves the cursor to the last field Resets the current screen to its Setup Defaults Saves changes and exits Setup 54 Chapter 4: BIOS Setup General help In addition to the Item Specific Help window, the BIOS setup program also provides a General Help screen. You may launch this screen from any menu by simply pressing <F1> or the <Alt> + <H> combination. The General Help screen lists the legend keys and their corresponding functions. Saving changes and exiting the Setup program See "4. 7 Exit Menu" for detailed information on saving changes and exiting the setup program. Scroll bar When a scroll bar appears to the right of a help window, it indicates that there is more information to be displayed that will not fit in the window. Use <PgUp> and <PgDn> or the up and down arrow keys to scroll through the entire help document. Press <Home> to display the first page, press <End> to go to the last page. [. . . ] PCI Bus (Peripheral Component Interconnect Local Bus) PCI bus is a standard specification that defines a 32-bit data bus interface. PCI Bus Master The PCI Bus Master can perform data transfer without local CPU help and the CPU can be treated as one of the Bus Masters. PCI 2. 1 supports concurrent PCI operation to allow the local CPU and bus master to work simultaneously. POST (Power On Self Test) Powering on the computer initiates the POST, a series of software-controlled diagnostic tests. [. . . ]


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