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BIOS prompts user twice for Power-On Password and Hard Disk Password - ThinkCentre

 

Symptom

If a user utilizes the same password for both the Power-On Password (POP) and the Hard Disk Password (HDP), then the BIOS will prompt the user to input the HDP first.  Next, there will be a prompt to input the POP.  Since the password is the same for both the POP and the HDP, the user may expect to only be prompted one time.

Affected configurations

The above symptom is associated with the following systems:

  • ThinkCentre M92/M92p, M92/M92 Tiny  
  • ThinkCentre M82    
  • ThinkCentre Edge 92, Edge 92z
  • ThinkCentre M78  
  • ThinkCentre Edge 72, Edge 72z 
  • ThinkCentre M72e, M72e Tiny, M72e PCI, M72z
  • ThinkCentre Lenovo
  • ThinkCentre M92z     
  • ThinkCentre M62z   

System is configured with:

  • M92/M92p Tiny with 9SKT69A or lower BIOS version
  • M92/M92p with 9SKT69A or lower BIOS version
  • M82 with 9SKT69A or lower BIOS version
  • Edge 92 with 9SKT69A or lower BIOS version
  • M78 with 9ZKT37A or lower BIOS version
  • Edge 72 with F1KT51A or lower BIOS version
  • M72e with F1KT51A or lower BIOS version
  • Lenovo with F1KT51A or lower BIOS version
  • M72e Tiny with F4KT40A or lower BIOS version
  • M72e PCI with F9KT46A or lower BIOS version
  • M92z with 9NKT49A or lower BIOS version
  • Edge 72z with F6KT30A or lower BIOS version
  • M72z with F6KT30A or lower BIOS version
  • M62z with F0JY33A or lower BIOS version
  • Edge 92z with 9XJY25A or lower BIOS version
Operating Systems
  • All Operating Systems
Solution

ThinkCentre M92/M92p, M92/M92p Tiny, M82, Edge 92:

Update the BIOS to version 9SKT70A or higher from the below link.

Please click here to update the BIOS.

ThinkCentre M78:

Update the BIOS to version 9ZKT38A or higher from the below link.

Please click here to update the BIOS.

ThinkCentre Edge 72, M72e, Lenovo:

Update the BIOS to version F1KT52A or higher from the below link.

Please click here to update the BIOS.

ThinkCentre M72e Tiny:

Update the BIOS to version F4KT41A or higher from the below link.

Please click here to update the BIOS.

ThinkCentre M72e PCI:

Update the BIOS to version F9KT47A or higher from the below link:  

Please click here to update the BIOS.

ThinkCentre M92z:

Update the BIOS to version 9NKT50A or higher from the below link:

Please click here to update the BIOS.

ThinkCentre Edge72z, M72z:

Update the BIOS to version F6KT31A or higher from the below link:

Please click here to update the BIOS.

ThinkCentre M62z:

Update the BIOS to version F0JY34A or higher from the below link:

Please click here to update the BIOS.

ThinkCentre Edge92z:

update the BIOS to version 9XJY26A or higher from the below link:

Please click here to update the BIOS.

Additional Information

The new BIOS only requires the user to input the password one time if the user utilizes the same password for both POP and HDP.