2.6.3 Security Asus prime Asus M3A78-EM

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Chapter 2: BIOS setup

If you forget your BIOS password, you can clear it by erasing the CMOS Real 

Time Clock (RTC) RAM. See section “1.9 Jumpers” for information on how to 

erase the RTC RAM.



The Security menu items allow you to change the system security settings. Select 

an item then press <Enter> to display the configuration options.

     Select Screen

     Select Item

+-   Change Option

F1   General Help

F10  Save and Exit

ESC  Exit

Security Settings

Supervisor Password   : Not Installed

User Password         : Not Installed

Change Supervisor Password

Change User Passward

<Enter> to change


<Enter> again to 

disabled password.


Select this item to set or change the supervisor password. The Supervisor.

Password item on top of the screen shows the default Not.Installed. After you set 

a password, this item shows Installed.
To set a Supervisor Password:

1.  Select the Change.Supervisor.Password item and press <Enter>.
2.  From the password box, type a password composed of at least six letters 

and/or numbers, then press <Enter>

3.  Confirm the password when prompted. 
The message “Password.Installed” appears after you successfully set your 

To change the supervisor password, follow the same steps as in setting a 

supervisor password.
To clear the supervisor password, select the Change.Supervisor.Password then 

press <Enter>. The message “Password.uninstalled” appears.