Advanced BIOS Settings. Part III

Delay IDE Initial (Hard Disk Pre-Delay)

This parameter sets the temporary delay while initializing of hard disks or CD/DVD-drives. It is used to identify the outdated devices on modern motherboards as they have not always kept pace with entering the normal mode after switching the power supply on.

Possible values:

  • 0 – no delay. Use this value if the drives are determined properly;
  • from 1 to 30 seconds – set a delay only if there are difficulties with initialization of hard disks. Select a minimal value

Typematic Rate Setting

This parameter sets the Auto-Repeat Function while holding down a certain key. Its value is similar to MS-DOS and it is not necessary for modern operating systems of the Windows family.

Possible values:

  • Enabled (On) – manual setting of Auto-Repeat Function is allowed; the parameters “Typematic Rate (Chars/Sec)” (to set the speed of auto-repeat) and “Typematic Delay (Msec)” (to set a delay before the auto-repeat starting) will be available;
  • Disabled (Off) – auto-repeat parameters are set by default; their manual setting is not allowed.