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BIOS Settings - Auto Configuration and Defaults

In addition to the automatic configuration options offered in several specific areas of the BIOS setup (memory timing, hard disk autodetection, etc.) most BIOSes also offer a menu selection to automatically set all options in the BIOS to predefined settings.

Note: Auto configuration selections will not generally replace the settings in the Standard Setup section, in order not to wipe out any specific settings you have entered for your floppy or hard disk drives, or the current date and time.

Warning: It is prudent to record your system's current settings on paper before loading any default settings so that you know what you have changed and can undo the automatic settings if necessary. You may also find it useful to reference this procedure to help set your key settings again after doing a default load.

Next: Auto Configuration with BIOS Defaults / Failsafe Settings

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