Password that you must enter to log on to your system.
Password that you must enter to access and make changes to the BIOS settings of your
CAUTION: The password features provide a basic level of security for the data on your computer.
CAUTION: Anyone can access the data stored on your computer if it is not locked and left unattended.
NOTE: Your computer is shipped with the system and setup password feature disabled.
Assigning a System Password and Setup Password
You can assign a new System Password and/or Setup Password or change an existing System Password and/or Setup
Password only when Password Status is Unlocked. If the Password Status is Locked, you cannot change the System
NOTE: If the password jumper is disabled, the existing System Password and Setup Password is deleted and you
need not provide the system password to log on to the computer.
To enter a system setup, press <F2> immediately after a power-on or re-boot.
In the System BIOS or System Setup screen, select System Security and press <Enter>.
The System Security screen appears.
In the System Security screen, verify that Password Status is Unlocked.
Select System Password , enter your system password, and press <Enter> or <Tab>.
Use the following guidelines to assign the system password:
A password can have up to 32 characters.
The password can contain the numbers 0 through 9.
Only lower case letters are valid, upper case letters are not allowed.
Only the following special characters are allowed: space, ("), (+), (,), (-), (.), (/), (;), ([), (\), (]), (`).
Re-enter the system password when prompted.
Type the system password that you entered earlier and click OK.
Select Setup Password, type your system password and press <Enter> or <Tab>.
A message prompts you to re-type the setup password.
Type the setup password that you entered earlier and click OK.
Press <Esc> and a message prompts you to save the changes.
Press <Y> to save the changes.
The computer reboots.
Deleting or Changing an Existing System and/or Setup Password
Ensure that the Password Status is Unlocked (in the System Setup) before attempting to delete or change the existing
System and/or Setup password. You cannot delete or change an existing System or Setup password, if the Password
Status is Locked.