8471 Reset Bios Password

The Main screen displays a summary of your computer hardware information, and also includes basic setup parameters. It allows the user to specify standard IBM PC AT system parameters.

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Information IflElfil Security Boot Exit

System Time: System Date:

System Memory : Total Memory Video Memory :

Quiet Boot: Network Boot F12 Boot Menu D2D Recovery SATA Mode Help Exit

Item specific Help

This is the help for the hour field. Vaild range is from 0 to 23. REDUCE/ INCREASE : F5/F6.

[Enabled] [Enabled] [Disabled] [Enabled] [AHCI Mode] Q Select Item ^^ Change Values

Select Menu

Select Menu

Select ► Sub-Menu Save and Exit

Setup defaults

Select ► Sub-Menu Save and Exit

NOTE: The screen above is for your reference only. Actual values may differ.

Parameter

Description

Format/Option

System Time

Sets the system time. The hours are displayed with 24-hour format.

Format: HH:MM:SS (hour:minute:second) System Time

System Date

Sets the system date.

Format: MM/DD/YYYY (month/day/year) System Date

System Memory

This field reports the memory size of the system.

Total Memory

This field reports the memory size of total memory in the system.

Video Memor

Shows the Video memory size.

Quiet Boot

Determines if Customer Logo will be displayed or not; shows Summary Screen is disabled or enabled. Enabled: Customer Logo is displayed, and Summary Screen is disabled. Disabled: Customer Logo is not displayed, and Summary Screen is enabled.

Option: Enabled or Disabled

Network Boot

Enables, disables the system boot from LAN (remote server).

Option: Enabled or Disabled

F12 Boot Menu

Enables, disables Boot Menu during POST.

Option: Disabled or Enabled

D2D Recovery

Enables, disables D2D Recovery function. The function allows the user to create a hidden partition on hard disc drive to store operation system and restore the system to factory defaults.

Option: Enabled or Disabled

SATA Mode

Choose which mode of HDD mode. Please be careful for changing this setting because it might cause system fail to boot.

Option: AHCI Mode or IDE Mode

NOTE: The sub-items under each device will not be shown if the device control is set to disable or auto. This is because the user is not allowed to control the settings in these cases.

Security

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

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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 HDD 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 enter the Setup menu and change he 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 Passwor

Press Enter to set the Hdd password. When Hdd password is set, this password protects the Hdd . Other user can't steal information.

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 rd [

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Enter New Password [

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Confirm New Password [

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  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 swo rd [

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Enter New Password [

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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.

Setup Warning Invalid password Re-enter Password [ continue]

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

Boot

This menu allows the user to decide the order of boot devices to load the operating system. Bootable devices includes the distette drive in module bay, the onboard hard disk drive and the CD-ROM in module bay.

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Exit

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

The table below describes the parameters in this screen.

Parameter

Description

Exit Saving Changes

Exit System Setup and save your changes to CMOS.

Exit Discarding Changes

Exit utility without saving setup data to CMOS.

Load Setup Default

Load default values for all SETUP item.

Discard Changes

Load previous values from CMOS for all SETUP items.

Save Changes

Save Setup Data to CMOS.

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