Establishing a setup or power-on password
To establish the power-on or setup password features, complete the following steps:
Turn on or restart the computer.
As soon as the computer turns on, press the
message is displayed at the bottom of the screen.
To establish Setup password, select Security > Setup Password and follow the instructions.
– or –
To establish a Power-On password, select Security > Power-On Password and follow the
instructions on the screen
Before exiting, click File > Save Changes and Exit.
Resetting the setup and power-on password
To disable the power-on or setup password features, or to clear the power-on or setup passwords,
complete the following steps:
Shut down the operating system properly, then turn off the computer and any external devices,
and disconnect the power cord from the power outlet.
With the power cord disconnected, press the power button again to drain the system of any
sure to disconnect the power cord from the wall outlet, and allow the internal system components
to cool before touching.
the system board even when the unit is turned off. Failure to disconnect the power cord can result
in damage to the system.
Static electricity can damage the electronic components of the computer or optional equipment.
Before beginning these procedures, ensure that you are discharged of static electricity by briefly
touching a grounded metal object. See the Regulatory, Safety and Environmental Notices guide
for more information.
Remove the access panel.
Locate the header and jumper labeled PSWD.
the password jumper and other system board components, see the Illustrated Parts & Service Map
(IPSM). The IPSM can be downloaded from http://www.hp.com/support.
Remove the jumper.
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key to enter Computer Setup.
To reduce the risk of personal injury from electrical shock and/or hot surfaces, be
When the computer is plugged in, the power supply always has voltage applied to
The password jumper is blue so that it can be easily identified. For assistance locating
key while "Press the ESC key for Startup Menu"