Devices and I/O ports
The options in this menu item are used to configure the devices and the I/O ports that this system has.
On Board Diskette Drive control
Determines the on board Diskette Drive control function to be enabled or disabled.
Diskette Drive A
Determines the type of Diskette Drive A.
Determines the mouse function is enabled or disabled.
On Board LAN
Determines the on board Lan function to be enabled or disabled.
Serial Port Setup
Determines the I/O port address and Interrupt Request Number of serial port.
Parallel Port Setup
Determines the I/O port address and Interrupt Request Number of parallel port.
The options in this menu item are used to enable the USB (Universal Serial Bus) functions.
IDE Drives Setup
IDE device driver controllers can support up to two separate drives. These drives have a master/slave relationship which is determined by the cabling configuration used to attach them to the controller.
PIO means Programmed Input/Output. Rather than have the BIOS issue a series of commands to effect a transfer to or from the disk drive, PIO allows the BIOS to tell the controller what it wants and then let the controller and the CPU perform the complete task by themselves. This is simpler and more efficient.
The system suports five modes, numbered from 0 to 4, which primarily differ in timing. When Auto(default) is selected, the BIOS will select the best available mode. This is true for the next four setup items:
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