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HP rp5800 Retail System


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System Setup and Boot

Access the Setup Utility during the computer boot sequence by pressing the Esc key while 
“Press the ESC key for Startup Menu” message is displayed at the bottom of the screen, and 
then pressing the F10 key. If you do not press Esc at the appropriate time, you must restart the 
computer and again press Esc when the monitor light turns green to access the utility.

Computer Setup Menu




System Information - Lists the following main system specifications:

Product name

SKU number (some models)

Processor type/speed/stepping

Cache size (L1/L2/L3)

Installed memory size/speed/chan

Integrated MAC Address

System BIOS

Chassis serial number

Asset tracking number

ME firmware version

ME Management mode

About - Displays copyright notice.

Set Time and Date - Allows you to set system time and date.

Flash System ROM - Allows you to select a drive containing a new BIOS.

Replicated Setup - Save to Rmvble Media and Restore from Rmvble Media

Default Setup 

Save Current Settings as Default 

Restore Factory Settings as Default

Apply Defaults and Exit - Applies the selected default settings and clears 
any established passwords.

Ignore Changes and Exit - Exits Computer setup without saving changes.

Save Changes and Exit - Saves changes to system configuration or default 
settings and exits Computer Setup.


Device Configuration - Lists all installed BIOS-controlled storage devices. 
The following options are available:

CD-ROM - Let you view drive size, model, firmware version, serial 
number, connector color.

Hard Disk - Let you view drive size, model, firmware version, serial 
number, connector color, SMART. Also lets you set Translation Mode 
(Automatic, Bit-Shift, LBA Assisted, User, and Off).

Diskette Drive - model and firmware version.

SATA Defaults - lets you set Translation Mode (Automatic, Bit-Shift, 
LBA Assisted, User, and Off).

eSATA port - Allows you to set a SATA port as an eSATA port for use 
with an external drive.

SATA Emulation - IDE, RAID, or AHCI.

Removable Media Boot - Enables/disables ability to boot the system 
from removable media.

Max eSATA Speed - Allows you to choose 1.5 Gbps or 3.0 Gbps as the 
maximum eSATA speed.

DPS Self-Test - Allows you to execute self-tests on ATA hard drives.

Boot Order - Allows you to specify boot order.

Shortcut to Temporarily Override Boot Order


Setup Password - Allows you to set and enable the setup (Admin) password.

Power-On Password - Allows you to set and enable power-on password.

Password Options - When any password exists allows you to lock legacy 
resources, enable/disable Setup Browse Mode, set password prompt, enable/
disable network server mode, specify password requirement for warm boot, 
and set stringent passwords.

Computer Setup Menu (continued)



Security (cont)

Smart Cover (some models) - Allows you to lock/unlock cover lock and set 
status of cover removal sensor.

Device Security - Allows you to set Device Available/Device Hidden for: 
embedded security devices, serial and parallel ports, system audio, network 
controller, and SATA ports.

USB Security - Allows you to set Device Available/Device Hidden for front 
USB ports 1-4, rear USB ports 1-6, accessory USB ports 1-4.

Slot Security - Allows you to disable any PCI or PCI Express slot.

Network Boot - Enables/disables boot from OS (NIC models only).

System IDs - Allows you to set Asset tag, Ownership tag, Chassis serial 
number or UUID, and keyboard locale setting.

System Security (some models) - Allows you to enable/disable:

Data Execution Prevention (enable/disable)

Virtualization Technology (VTx) (enable/disable)

Virtualization Technology Directed I/O (VTd) (enable/disable)

Intel TXT (LT) (enable/disable)

Embedded Security Device Support (enable/disable)

OS management of Embedded Security Device (enable/disable)

Reset of Embedded Security Device through OS (enable/disable)

DriveLock Security - Allows you to assign or modify a master or user pass-
word for hard drives.


OS Power Management - Allows you to enable/disable Runtime Power 
Management, Idle Power Savings, Unique Sleep State Blink Rates.

Hardware Power Management - Allows you to enable/disable SATA bus 
power management and S5 maximum power savings.

Thermal - Allows you to control minimum fan speed.


Power-On Options - Allows you to set:

POST mode-QuickBoot, FullBoot, Clear Memory, FullBoot every x days

POST messages - Enable/disable

Press the ESC key for Startup Menu - Enable/disable

Option ROM prompt - Enable/disable

After Power Loss - Off/on/previous state

POST Delay - None, 5, 10, 15, or 20 seconds

System Recovery Boot Support - Enable/disable

Remote Wakeup Boot Source - Remote server/local hard drive

Bypass F1 Prompt on Configuration Changes - Enable/disable

BIOS Power-On - Allows you to set the computer to turn on at a preset time.

Onboard Devices - Allows you to set:

resources or disable Legacy devices

serial port A-D voltage settings - set to 0V, +5V, +12V

Bus Options (some models) - Allows you to enable/disable PCI SERR# 
Generation and PCI VGA palette snooping.

Device Options - Allows you to set:

Turbo Mode - enable/disable

Printer Mode - Bi-Directional, EPP & ECP, Output Only

Num Lock State at Power-on - off/on

Integrated Video - enable/disable

Internal Speaker - enable/disable

NIC Option ROM Download - enable/disable

Multi-Processor - enable/disable

Hyper-threading - enable/disable


VGA Configuration - Displayed only if there are multiple PCI video adapt-
ers in the system. Allows you to specify which VGA controller will be the 
“boot” or primary VGA controller.

AMT Configuration - Allows you to set:

AMT-enable/disable functions of the embedded Management Engine 
(ME) such as Active Management Technology (AMT).

Unconfigure AMT/ME-unconfigure any provisioned management set-
tings for AMT.

Watchdog Timer-set amount of time for a operating system and BIOS 
watchdog alert to be sent if the timers are not deactivated.