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HP rp5800 Retail System
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:
SKU number (some models)
Cache size (L1/L2/L3)
Installed memory size/speed/chan
Integrated MAC Address
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
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)
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.
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