Security

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

Phoenix SecureCore(tm) Setup U

tility

Information

Main Security Boot

Supervisor Password is: User Password is: HDD Password is:

Set Supervisor Password

Set User Password Set HDD Password

Password on Boot:

Clear Clear Clear

  • Enter] [Enter] [Enter]
  • Disabled]

Item Specific Help

Supervisor Password controls access of the whole setup utility. It can be used to boot up when Password on boot is enabled.

Help Exit

Select Select

Item Menu

Change Values Select ►Sub-Men

F9 Setup Defaults u F10 Save and Exit

NOTE: Please refer to "Remove HDD/BIOS Password" section if you need to know how to remove HDD/BIOS Password.

Parameter

Description

Option

Supervisor Password Is

Shows the setting of the Supervisor password

Clear or Set

User Password Is

Shows the setting of the user password.

Clear or Set

HDD Password Is

Shows the setting of the hard disk password.

Clear or Set

Set Supervisor Password

Press Enter to set the supervisor password. When set, this password protects the BIOS Setup Utility from unauthorized access. The user can not either enter the Setup menu nor change the value of parameters.

Set User Password

Press Enter to set the user password. When user password is set, this password protects the BIOS Setup Utility from unauthorized access. The user can enter Setup menu only and does not have right to change the value of parameters.

Set HDD Password

Enter HDD Password.

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.

Setting a Password

Follow these steps as you set the user or the supervisor password:

1. Use the "w" and "y" keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the e key. The Set Supervisor Password box appears:

Set Supervisor Password Enter New Password [ Confirm New Password [

2. Type a password in the "Enter New Password" field. The password length can not exceeds 8 alphanumeric characters (A-Z, a-z, 0-9, not case sensitive). Retype the password in the "Confirm New Password" field.

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

After setting the password, the computer sets the User Password parameter to "Set".

  1. If desired, you can opt to enable the Password on boot parameter.
  2. When you are done, press u to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.

Removing a Password

Follow these steps:

1. Use the w and y keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the e key. The Set Password box appears:

Set Supervisor Password

Enter current p as s wo r d [

]

Enter New Password f

]

Confirm Mew Password [

]

  1. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press e.
  2. Press e twice without typing anything in the Enter New Password and Confirm New Password fields. The computer then sets the Supervisor Password parameter to "Clear".
  3. When you have changed the settings, press u to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.

Changing a Password

1. Use the w and y keys to highlight the Set Supervisor Password parameter and press the e key. The Set Password box appears:

Set Supervisor Password

Enter current p as sword [

]

Enter New Password [

]

Confirm New Password [

]

  1. Type the current password in the Enter Current Password field and press e.
  2. Type a password in the Enter New Password field. Retype the password in the Confirm New Password field.
  3. Press e. After setting the password, the computer sets the User Password parameter to "Set".
  4. If desired, you can enable the Password on boot parameter.
  5. When you are done, press u to save the changes and exit the BIOS Setup Utility.

If the verification is OK, the screen will display as following. The password setting is complete after the user presses u.

If the current password entered does not match the actual current password, the screen will show you the Setup Warning.

If the new password and confirm new password strings do not match, the screen will display the following message.

Setup Warning Password do not match Re-enter Password

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