Select the command “Supervisor password” and enter a password which is an alphanumeric combination and up to eight symbols in length. Capital and small letters are not discriminated in a password. Then press Enter button, repeat a password and press Enter button again. If the data in the first and the second fields are coincide, you will be informed about a successful saving of your password. Remember or write this combination.
Following the identification of the supervisor password that provides an access both to computer booting and BIOS settings, you can identify the user password that enables access only to computer booting. The process of creation of this password is similar to creation of the supervisor password. But in this case you should select the command “User password”. If your computer is personal and your use it personally, you do not need to install this password.
BIOS defines the password protection by default only for locking an access to its settings. To extend the protection password to computer booting, you should find the parameter “Security Option” (Password Check) which is located in the section “Advanced BIOS Futures” (BIOS Futures Setup).
This parameter enables to specify an effective area of a password:
- Setup value – protection of BIOS settings;
- System value – protection of computer booting;
- Always value – protection of both BIOS settings and computer booting.
After setting the values of all parameters, select a command “Save&Exit Setup” in the main menu and press Enter or Y buttons. This enables to save all changes and reboot your computer. Now, if you have set a password for computer booting, you will be prompted to enter an access password.