Setting a system password

Note the following before you define a system password:

  • The maximum length of password contains 8 alphanumeric characters—A - Z, 0 - 9, and ';' (for French keyboard).
  • System passwords are case-insensitive.
  • When you are prompted to enter a password, you have three tries before the system halts. Do not forget your password. If you forget your password, you may have to return your computer to your dealer to reset it.

To set a system password: 1. Select a password parameter, then press Enter. The password box appears.

Set Superui sor Password

Enter Neu Password

Confirw New Password

Set Superui sor Password

Enter Neu Password

Confirw New Password

2. Type a password then press Enter.

IMPORTANT: Be very careful when typing your password because the characters do not appear on the screen. Only shaded blocks representing each typed character are visible.

3. Retype the password to verify the first entry, then press Enter. You will be prompted to save the new password.

  1. Press Enter.
  2. Press F10 to save the password and close the Setup Utility.

To change a system password: 1. Select a password parameter, then press Enter. The password box appears.

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  1. Type the original password, then press Enter.
  2. Type a new password, then press Enter.
  3. Retype the new password to verify the first entry, then press Enter. You will be prompted to save the new password.

Press Enter.

Press F10 to save the password and close the Setup Utility.

To remove a system password:

  1. Select a password parameter, then press Enter. The password box appears.
  2. Type the original password, then press Enter.
  3. Press Enter twice without entering anything in the new and confirm password fields. You will be prompted to confirm the password removal.
  1. Press Enter.
  2. Press F10 to save the changes you made and close the Setup Utility. Resetting a system password:

If you have forgotten the user password, the computer will continue to function normally but you will have limited access to the Setup Utility.

If you have enabled the Password on Boot field and you forget the supervisor password, you will not be able to boot up the computer. The same thing applies if you forget the HDD password.

To clear a lost BIOS password (user or supervisor password) you need to short the G26 hardware gap located near the HDD connector (SATA1). Go to page 63 for instructions.

To regain access to your computer if you lose the HDD password, you need to generate a master password and unlock your hard drive. Go to page 64 for instructions.

Boot

The Boot menu screen allows users to set the preferred drive sequence in which the Setup Utility attempts to boot the operating system.

Phoenix SecureCore(tm) Setup Utility

Phoenix SecureCore(tm) Setup Utility

1: IDE0

2: CD/DVD: XXXXXXXXXXX-XXXXX-(X

3: Network Boot: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Use <t> or <t> to select a device, then press <F6> to move it up the list, or <F5> to move it down the list. Press <Esc> to escape the menu.

Boot priority order

1: IDE0

2: CD/DVD: XXXXXXXXXXX-XXXXX-(X

3: Network Boot: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Use <t> or <t> to select a device, then press <F6> to move it up the list, or <F5> to move it down the list. Press <Esc> to escape the menu.

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Change Values Select ► Sub-Menu

Setup Defaults Save and Exit

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