Security

The Security screen contains parameters that help safeguard and protect your computer from unauthorized use.

PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility

Information Main Advanced

Security

Boot Exit

Item Specific Help

User Password is

Clear

Supervisor Password is

Clear

Primary HardDisk Security

Clear

Supervisor Password

Set User Password

[Enter]

controls accesses of the

Set Supervisor Password

[Enter]

whole setup utility.

Set HDD Password

[Enter]

It can be used to

boot up when Password

Password on boot:

[Enabled]

on boot is enabled.

Help a Exit

Î 4

Select Item

F5

6 Change Values Setup Defaults Select 4 Sub-Menu ^HQraSave and Exit

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Select Menu

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The table below describes the parameters in this screen. Settings in boldface are the default and suggested parameter settings.

Parameter

Description

Option

User Password is

Shows the setting of the uer password.

Clear or Set

Supervisor Password is

Shows the setting of the Supervisor password

Clear or Set

Primary Harddisk Security

This feature is available to user when Supervisor password is set. Password can be written on HDD only when Supervisor password or user password is set and password on HDD is set to enabled. Supervisor Password is written to HDD only when Supervisor password is being set. User password is written to HDD when both passwords are set. When both Supervisor and user password are present, both passwords can unlock the HDD.

Disabled or Enabled

Set User Password

Press Enter to set the user password. When set, this password protects the BIOS Setup Utility from unauthorized access.

Set Supervisor Password

Press Enter to set the supervisor password. When set, this password protects the BIOS Setup Utility from unauthorized access.

Password on Boot

Defines whether a password is required or not while the events defined in this group happened. The following sub-options are all requires the Supervisor password for changes and should be grayed out if the user password was used to enter setup.

Disabled or Enabled

NOTE: When you are prompted to enter a password, you have three tries before the system halts. Don't forget your password. If you forget your password, you may have to return your notebook computer to your dealer to reset it.

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