Article ID : 00022330 / Last Modified : 08/16/2015

How to add a BIOS password to the computer.

    WARNING: There is a risk of data loss. Be sure to set a password that will be easy for you to remember because by setting a BIOS password you are limiting access to the computer only to users who know that password. If the BIOS password is ever forgotten you will not be able to access the computer and it may be necessary to perform a system recovery in order to regain access.

    Follow these steps to add a BIOS password to the computer:

    1. With the computer completely off, press the Assist button.
    2. In the VAIOCare Rescue Mode screen, press the F2 key.
    3. In the Setup Utility window, press the RIGHT ARROW to select Security.
    4. On the Security menu, press the DOWN ARROW key to select Set Machine Password.
    5. Press the ENTER key.
    6. At the prompt, in the Enter New Password field, enter the desired password.
    7. Press the ENTER key.
    8. In the Confirm New Password field, retype the same password.
    9. Press the ENTER key.
    10. At the Setup Notice prompt, press the ENTER key.

      NOTE:  To set a user password, repeat steps 4-10, after selecting the Set User Password option.

    11. Press the F10 key.
    12. In the Setup Configuration window, press the ENTER key.
    13. Press the RIGHT ARROW to select Exit.
    14. Press the DOWN ARROW key to select Exit Setup.
    15. At the Exit Setup prompt, press the ENTER key.