The settings within the BIOS are geared towards advanced users for increasing performance and functionality of the motherboard and its connected hardware. While most of the settings should be thoroughly understood prior to making any adjustments, most BIOS manufacturers include an option to automatically set the options in your BIOS to the recommended optimal settings. Users who may not understand the advanced settings or those that are experiencing problems with their modifications and need to revert to the recommended defaults will find this useful.
Phoenix and Award BIOS
1). Turn on the computer and continually press the "Delete" key on your keyboard. This opens the Award BIOS setup menu.
2). Use your arrow keys to select "Load Optimized Defaults" and press the "Enter" key.
3). Press the "Y" key on the confirmation dialog.
1). Turn on the computer and continually press the "Delete" key on your keyboard. This loads the AMI BIOS.
2). Use the arrow keys to choose "Load Optimal Defaults" and press the "Enter" key.
3). Use the left arrow key to select "OK" on the "Load Optimal Defaults" confirmation box.