Listening music in BIOS

In this tuturial, it will show you how you are able to listen any kinds of music on the PC without booting into the Operating System. This means how you are able to listen your music in the BIOS.


Tutorial Introduction & Background & Facts

I know that people are enjoying their music. They always need to boot into the Operating System in order for them to be able to listen their favorite music on the PC. But what if I don't boot into the OS, is it still possible to listen the music on the PC? From now on, the answer is that depends on the motherboard. Therefore, if you have the motherboard that supports that feature, you are able to listen and enjoy your favorite music without first booting into the Operating System. Booting the Operating System takes a time to load.

The feature that allows you to be able to listen and enjoy your favorite music through the BIOS is Instant Music. It is part of the BIOS feature. Unfortunately, Instant Music is only introduced on some of the Asus Motherboards.

Pre-requites Tools

* An Asus Motherboard that supports either Instant Music or Instant Music Lite
(Check your mobo manual to see if it offers that feature. If your mobo manual doesn't mention about the Instant Music, this means your mobo is not supported with Instant Music feature. Therefore, you are not able to listen the music without first booting into the Operating System.)

Terminology & Explanation

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Implementation

Once you check your mobo manual, if the manual did mention about Instant Music, this means your mobo is supported the Instant Music feature. Therefore, you are able to listen your favorite music through the BIOS instead of Windows. Remember, Instant Music is part of the Asus mobo feature; therefore, it only offers on some of the Asus motherboard.

The following procedure guides you how you are able to the music in the BIOS using Instant Music. In order to make the Instant Music working, be sure that you have and did the followings:

* Optical Drive (ie: CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, etc.)
* Internal CD Audio Cable (connects from optical drive and plug into the CD-In port onto the sound card
* Be sure that you are using on-board sound card. Otherwise the Instant Music feature will not work
* Be sure that you are using PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse

Once you got all of the above things ready and setup, you can continue on the next procedure.

1.1) Go to the mobo BIOS setting

1.2) Go to the Advanced menu, and scroll down until you see the Instant Music word

1.3) Hightlight Instant Music and set it to Enable

Note: If the BIOS detects that there are more than 1 optical drive on your system, you will be able to see the Instant Music CDROM setting. This setting allows you to specify which CD-ROM (or other optical drive) to use to listen the music.

1.4) After you done that, save the BIOS setting and exit.

The Instant Music should be enable, and your system should be in Instant Music mode. Once you are in that mode, you are able to listen your favorite music.

Benefical

Instant Music feature allows you to listen and enjoy the favorite music without first booting the OS. Listening the music in the BIOS doesn't require the sound driver. Unlike the OS, it needs the sound card driver to load in order to produce the sound and the music. Therefore, listening the music in the BIOS saves a lot of system resources.

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