2.5 Compaq Utilities
Compaq Utilities contain several functions that
■ Determine if various computer devices are recognized by the system and are
■ Provide information about the system once it is configured.
Compaq Utilities include the following programs:
■ Computer Setup
■ Computer Checkup (TEST)
■ View System Information (INSPECT)
To access Compaq Utilities:
1. Turn on or restart the computer by clicking Start ⇒ Shut Down ⇒ Restart the
2. Press F10 when the blinking cursor appears in the upper-right corner of the display.
3. Select a menu option.
2.5.1 Computer Setup
Computer Setup contains utilities that give you an overall picture of the computer
hardware configuration and aid in troubleshooting. These utilities also allow you to set
custom features such as security options, power conservation levels, and startup
If you are running Windows 95, the computer automatically recognizes and configures
the system for new devices. If you have a configuration problem or want to view or
reset configuration settings, you can use Computer Setup.
NOTE: If you are running Windows 95, you should use Computer Setup only to adjust
system features such as the power-on password or battery conservation level. Windows
95 may override other configuration changes.
If you are running Windows NT, the computer does not automatically recognize new
devices added to the system. All devices ordered with your system have been
configured for you. Use Computer Setup to view settings for a new device you have
added or to reset configuration settings for preinstalled devices.
Computer Setup provides two methods of viewing the computer configuration: by type
(factory setting) or connection.
Categories by type:
■ System Features—security, power, boot management
■ Communication—port, modem, and other communication devices
■ Storage—storage-related devices such as hard drive, CD-ROM drive, diskette drive
■ Input Devices—keyboard, mouse, and other input devices
■ Network—network adapter or other network-related devices
■ Audio—sound properties and audio device settings
■ Video—display timeouts and video device resources
■ Other—miscellaneous devices