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Keeping Your Files Safe

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A supervisor-level password that protects system settings by restricting who can make changes in Toshiba Utilities and System Setup. This is useful if more than one person is using the computer.

A hard disk drive password that protects your data by requiring a password when you try to access the hard disk, whether it’s in your computer or in another system.

You can set a hard disk drive user password and/or a hard disk drive master password.

User-level passwords

The user-level password is the basic level of password security. You can use it as both a power-on password and an instant password. For most users, this is all the password security you’ll need.

You can set (register) a user-level password in either Toshiba

Hardware Setup or System Setup. If you use System Setup however, you can also create a password service diskette which can be used to bypass the password function when starting your computer. Once you have used the diskette, you must reset your password and create another password service diskette.

Make sure you use a password you can remember easily. If you ever forget your password, contact your network administrator.

A good way to prevent forgetting your password is to create a

password service diskette. Refer to “Setting a user-level password in System Setup” on page 173 for instructions.

Setting a user-level password

You can set a user-level password in Hardware Setup or in

System Setup.

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Setting a user-level password in

Toshiba Hardware Setup

Setting a password leaves your computer secure so that nobody can access your files. You must enter the password before you can work on your computer.

Toshiba supports the several types of passwords on your computer:

An instant password — Secures your open programs and files when leaving the computer temporarily

A power-on password — Prevents unauthorized users from starting or restarting the computer

A hard disk drive password — Prevents access to the hard disk even if it is removed and installed in another computer

A supervisor password — Prohibits unauthorized users from accessing certain functions such as Toshiba

Hardware Setup. This is useful if more than one person uses the computer

Using an instant password

An instant password secures your system with a single keystroke. Use this feature when you leave your desk for a few minutes and do not want to turn off the computer.

1

Press

Fn

, then press

F1

.

The screen goes blank.

2

Move the AccuPoint II or press a key.

On the displayed screen, select a user:

3

For the selected user:

If you have not registered a Windows user password, press

Enter

.

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If you have registered a Windows user password, type the password and press

Enter

.

The desktop displays.

Setting a user password

To register a password for the Windows Logon and Instant

Password functions:

1

Click

Start

, then

Control Panel

. Click

User Accounts

.

2

Select the account to which you want to add a password.

3

Select

Create a password

.

4

Enter a password and a password hint, as directed.

5

Click

Create Password

.

6

Click on the “ ” to close the User Accounts window.

NOTE

When you log into Windows, you will be asked for a password.

This password will also be required to bring the notebook computer out of the instant security mode that

Fn

+

F1

puts the computer into.

Setting a user-level password in System Setup

HINT: If you forget your password and have lost your password service diskette, contact the Toshiba Global Support Centre

(US telephone number (800) 457-7777).

To register a user-level password in System Setup and create a password service diskette:

1

Click

Start

, then

Shut Down

. Select

Shut down

and click

OK

.

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The computer shuts down and turns itself off.

2

Connect your diskette drive. For instructions, see

“Connecting an external diskette drive” on page 71 .

3

Insert a write-enabled diskette into the diskette drive.

HINT: Run System Setup outside Windows, at a system prompt. If you try to run System Setup from an MS-DOS session under Windows, results can be unpredictable.

4

Hold down the

Esc

key and press and hold the power button in until the on/off light on the system indicator panel turns on (green)—about one second. When you receive the following message: “Press F1 to continue,” press

F1.

System Setup displays a setup screen.

5

Press

S

to select

Startup

.

6

Press

U

to select

Set User Password

.

The Set User Password window appears.

7

Type a password of 1 to 10 characters in the Enter New

User Password text box, then press

Enter

.

You may use any combination of letters and numbers in your password.

8

Type the same password again in the Verify New User

Password text box, then press

Enter

.

If the two passwords do not match System Setup displays an

error message. Repeat steps 5 through 8 to enter the password

again.

9

Press

OK

to save your change.

10

Press

X

to select

Exit

.

11

Press

X

to select

Save and Exit

.

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12

Press

OK

to save and exit System Setup.

Disabling a user password

To cancel the password that supports the instant and poweron password functions:

1

Click

Start

, then

Control Panel

.

2

Click

Printers and Other Hardware

.

3

Click

Toshiba HW Setup

.

4

Select the

Password

tab.

5

Click

Not Registered

.

6

Type your password in the Enter Password box and click

OK

.

TECHNICAL NOTE: You have three tries to enter the correct password. After an incorrect try, an “Incorrect Password” dialog box will appear. Click OK to reenter the password.

After three incorrect tries, this message appears:

“Sorry, access denied! Reboot is required to regain access.”

You will need to turn off the computer, then reboot.

7

Click

Exit

.

Disabling a user-level password in System Setup

To register a user-level password in System Setup and create a password service diskette:

1

Click

Start

, then

Shut Down

. Select

Shut down

and click

OK

.

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The computer shuts down and turns itself off.

HINT: Run System Setup outside Windows, at a system prompt. If you try to run System Setup from an MS-DOS session under Windows, results can be unpredictable.

2

Hold down the

Esc

key and press and hold the power button in until the on/off light on the system indicator panel turns on (green)—about one second. When you receive the following message: Press F1 to continue,” press

F1.

System Setup displays a setup screen.

3

Press

S

to select

Startup

.

4

Press

U

to select

Set User Password

.

The Set User Password window appears.

5

Type the password in the Enter Old User Password text box, then press

Enter

.

6

Do not enter a password in the Enter New User Password text box. Instead, press

Enter

to skip this text box.

7

Do not enter a password in the Verify New User

Password text box. Instead, press

Enter

to skip this text box.

8

Press

OK

to save your change.

9

Press “x” to select

Exit

.

10

Press “x” to select

Save and Exit

.

11

Press

OK

to save and exit System Setup.

Using the instant password

An instant password secures your system with a single keystroke. Use this feature when you need to leave your desk for a few minutes and do not want to turn off the computer.

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