S y s t e m B I O S a n d S e t u p
MS660 OWNER'S HANDBOOK
This is to allow you to set, change or delete passwords for either
general or administrator use.
This option allows you to set a password that is required every time
the computer is turned on or rebooted. Only people who know the
password will be able to use the computer. The password can be up
to seven characters long.
To define a power-on password:
In the Power-on Password dialog, type the password in the
'Enter Power-on Password' box, then press the
◊ To preserve confidentiality, the password is not displayed
as you type it.
Type the password once more in the 'Enter Power-on
Password Again' box.
If you want the computer to ask for the power-on password,
ensure that Password Prompt is set to "On". If this option is
set to "Off", the computer will still require the password but
will not ask for it.
Choose the Set or Change Power-on Password option.
A dialog asks you to confirm that you want to replace any
existing power-on password.
Now, when the computer is next turned on or rebooted, the user is
required to enter the password. If the Password Prompt is set "On",
the following prompt is displayed:
Type your password, then press Enter.
If the Password Prompt option is set to "Off", the user is not
prompted at all. The computer will boot (or if F1 is pressed during
start-up the BIOS Setup utility will start) and then wait for the user
to type the password and press ENTER. It is important that
authorised users of the computer are told to expect this, or they may
think that the computer has stopped working.
to confirm (or