In addition to the parameters that enable to configure a system to its optimal speed, BIOS contains a set of function enabling to make the booting procedure more convenient:
- The parameter “Full Screen LOGO Show” (Full Screen LOGO) enables to use an image instead of standard messages during booting. This parameter has got two values: Enabled or Disabled. If this parameter is on (Enabled), all system information about the booting process will be kept behind an image that was previously written down in non-volatile flash-memory. This parameter can often be found in modern computers.
- The parameter “VGA BIOS Sequence” (VGA Boot From) enables to identify which of the accessible video cards should be used to display messages while booting. This parameter has got two values: AGP – a video card connected to AGP-bus, and PCI – a video card connected to PCI-bus. If you use only AGP-video cards, set the value “AGP” and if you use only PCI-video cards, set the value “PCI”. In general, if you have only one video card, the system will output a signal regardless of the value of the parameter “VGA BIOS Sequence”. Some problems may occur if you use two or more video cards, one of which is connected to AGP-bus. Wrong indication of connection method may cause a blank screen (black) while booting.
- The parameter “Boot Up Num Lock” (Boot Up Num Lock Status) enables to pre-install the status of Num Lock button. If the parameter has got the value “On”, then an additional numerical panel on a keyboard will be used to output numbers. If the parameter has got the value “Off”, then an additional numerical panel on a keyboard will be used the functional one.