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HP 2133 - Mini-Note - C7-M 1.6 GHz ULV Security Manual: Using Computer Setup Drivelock

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Using Computer Setup DriveLock

CAUTION:
record the DriveLock user password and the DriveLock master password in a safe place away from your
computer. If you forget both DriveLock passwords, the hard drive will be permanently locked and can
no longer be used.
DriveLock protection prevents unauthorized access to the contents of a hard drive. DriveLock can be
applied only to the internal hard drive(s) of the computer. After DriveLock protection is applied to a drive,
a password must be entered to access the drive. The drive must be inserted into the computer, not into
an optional docking device or external MultiBay, in order for it to be accessed by the DriveLock
passwords.
To apply DriveLock protection to an internal hard drive, a user password and a master password must
be set in Computer Setup. Note the following considerations about using DriveLock protection:
After DriveLock protection is applied to a hard drive, the hard drive can be accessed only by entering
either the user password or the master password.
The owner of the user password should be the day-to-day user of the protected hard drive. The
owner of the master password may be either a system administrator or the day-to-day user.
The user password and the master password can be identical.
You can delete a user password or master password only by removing DriveLock protection from
the drive. DriveLock protection can be removed from the drive only with the master password.
NOTE:
When your power-on password and DriveLock user password are identical, you will be
prompted to enter only a power-on password instead of both a power-on password and a DriveLock
user password.
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Chapter 2 Using passwords
To prevent the DriveLock-protected hard drive from becoming permanently unusable,

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