Setting a Password

Follow these steps:

1. Use the cursor W/S keys to highlight a Password parameter (Supervisor Password, User Password, Password on boot or Primary Hard Disk Password) and press theEE key. The password box appears as below if choosing Set Supervisor Password:

Set Supervisor Password

Enter New Password [ ] Confirm New Password [ ]

2. Type a password. The password may consist of up to eight characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9) and then press

IMPORTANT:Be very careful when typing your password because the characters do not appear on the screen.

3. Retype password to verify your first entry and then press Ill. The following screen appears:

Setup Notice

Changes have been saved. [Continue]

  1. After setting the password, the computer automatically sets the chosen password parameter to Present.
  2. Press |[esc| to return to the main menu.
  3. Press U. The following dialogue box appears.

Setup Confirmation

Save Configuration changes and exit now? [Yes] [No]

7. Select Yes and press I to save the password and exit the BIOS utility.

Four password types protect your computer from unauthorized access. Setting these passwords creates several different levels of protection for your computer and data:

  • Supervisor Password prevents unauthorized entry to the BIOS Utility. Once set, you must key-in this password to gain access to the BIOS Utility.
  • User Password and Password On Boot secure your computer against unauthorized use. Combine the use of this password with password checkpoints on boot-up and resume from hibernation for maximum security.
  • Hard Disk Password protects your data by preventing unauthorized access to your hard disk. Even if the hard disk is removed from the computer and moved to another computer, it cannot be accessed without the Hard Disk Password.

When a password is set, a password prompt appears on the left-hand corner of the display screen.

1. When the Supervisor Password is set, the following prompt appears when you press M to enter the BIOS Utility at boot-up.

Enter Password

Type the Supervisor Password and press lEE to access the BIOS Utility.

2. When the User Password is set and Power on boot is set enabled, the following prompt appears at boot-up when pressing M.

Enter Password

Type the User Password (a symbol appears for each character you type) and press EE to use the computer. If you enter the password incorrectly, an x symbol appears. Try again and press EE .

3. When the Power on boot is set enabled, the following prompt appears at boot-up.

Enter Password

4. When the Hard Disk Password is set, the following prompt appears at boot-up.

Enter Password

Type the Hard Disk Password (a symbol appears for each character you type) and press EE to use the computer. If you enter the password incorrectly, an x symbol appears. Try again and press EE .

You have three chances to enter a password. If you successfully entered the password, the system starts Windows.

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