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Establishing A Power-on Password Using Computer Setup; Entering A Power-on Password - HP Z210 Maintenance And Service Manual

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Establishing a power-on password using computer setup

Establishing a power-on password through the Computer Setup (F10) Utility prevents access to the
computer when power is connected, unless you specify the password. When a power-on password is
set, the Computer Setup (F10) Utility presents Password Options in the Security menu. The password
options include Network Server Mode and Password Prompt on Warm Boot.
When Network Server Mode is disabled, you must enter the password when the computer is powered
on, when the key icon appears on the monitor. When Password Prompt on Warm Boot is enabled, you
must enter the password. The password must also be entered each time the computer is restarted.
When Network Server Mode is enabled, the password prompt is not presented during POST, but an
attached PS/2 keyboard remains locked until you enter the power-on password.
To enable Network Server Mode, you must set a power-on password under Advanced>Password
Options. This option enables the computer to start without requiring the power-on password, but the
keyboard and mouse are locked until you enter the password. The keyboard LEDs rotate constantly
when the computer is in locked mode.
To establish a power-on password through the Computer (F10) menu:
1.
Power on or restart the computer.
2.
As soon as the computer is powered on, press and hold
(F10) Utility. Press
If you do not press
hold
F10
If you are using a PS/2 keyboard, you might see a keyboard error message. Disregard it.
3.
Select Security>Power-On Password and then follow the onscreen instructions.
4.
Before exiting, select File>Save Changes and Exit.

Entering a power-on password

To enter a power-on password:
1.
Restart the computer.
2.
When the key icon appears on the monitor, enter the current password, and then press Enter.
Type carefully. For security reasons, the characters you enter do not appear on the screen.
If you enter the password incorrectly, a broken key icon appears. Try again. After three unsuccessful
tries, you will enter the F10 setup screen with read-only permission. (See the Setup Browse Mode option
under the Power-On options.)
ENWW
Enter
to bypass the title screen, if necessary.
F10
at the appropriate time, you must restart the computer and then press and
again to access the utility.
F10
until you enter the Computer Setup
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