Operation with BIOS Setup. Part I

All current values should be written before changing BIOS settings to have a possibility to return the system under its former condition in case of unsuccessful changing of parameters. This task is becoming significantly easier if your motherboard supplies operation with BIOS profiles, with the help of which the current BIOS settings may be saved or recovered in case of necessity.

As an example, let’s have a look at a consistent operation with profiles for the boards of Gigabyte production. To save the current BIOS settings, one should perform the following actions.

  1. Reboot your computer and enter BIOS Setup. If the model of your board supplies operation with profiles, the tips on how to use function keys for operation with profiles will be at the bottom of the screen: F11: Save CMOS to BIOS and F12: Load CMOS from BIOS.
  2. Press F11 to save the current BIOS settings and the window of profiles saving will appear then.
  3. Select one of available profiles using the cursor buttons, change its title in case of necessity and press Enter to set a new profile.

After setting the profile, you can return all saved settings at any time by pressing F12 in the main window of BIOS Setup, select the required profile and press Enter to restore the settings. Besides the profiles saved by a user, there may be automatically set profiles in the Gigabyte boards which may be used to restore unstable operating system.