Fujitsu LifeBook A1110 User Guide

Boot Sequence

Boot Sequence

40 - Starting Your LifeBook Notebook
Boot Sequence
The procedure for starting-up your notebook is termed the Bootup sequence and involves your notebook’s 
BIOS. When your LifeBook notebook is first turned on, the main system memory is empty, and it needs 
to find instructions to start up your notebook. This information is in the BIOS program. Each time you 
power up or restart your notebook, it goes through a boot sequence which displays a Fujitsu logo until 
your operating system is found. During booting, your notebook is performing a standard boot sequence 
including a Power On Self Test (POST). When the boot sequence is completed without a failure and 
without a request for the BIOS Setup Utility, the system displays the operating system’s opening screen.
The boot sequence is executed when:
• You turn on the power to your LifeBook notebook.
• You restart your notebook from the Windows Shut Down dialog box.
• The software initiates a system restart. Example: When you install a new application.
Hard Disk Drive Passwords
To provide additional security for your data, you can assign passwords to your hard disk drive(s). This 
feature is managed in the system BIOS Setup Utility. See BIOS Setup Utility below for information about 
accessing the utility.
N
EVER
 
TURN
 
OFF
 
YOUR
 L
IFE
B
OOK
 
NOTEBOOK
 
DURING
 
THE
 P
OWER
 O
N
 S
ELF
 T
EST
 (POST) 
OR
 
IT
 
WILL
 
CAUSE
 
AN
 
ERROR
 
MESSAGE
 
TO
 
BE
 
DISPLAYED
 
WHEN
 
YOU
 
TURN
 
YOUR
 L
IFE
B
OOK
 
NOTEBOOK
 
ON
 
THE
 
NEXT
 
TIME
. See “Power On Self Test Messages” on page 93.
R
EMEMBER
 
YOUR
 
PASSWORDS
. I
F
 
YOU
 
SET
 
AND
 
FORGET
 
YOUR
 U
SER
 
AND
 M
ASTER
 
HARD
 
DISK
 
PASSWORDS
, F
UJITSU
 C
OMPUTER
 S
YSTEMS
 
WILL
 
NOT
 
BE
 
ABLE
 
TO
 
RESET
 
IT
. Y
OU
 
MAY
 
LOSE
 
DATA
 
AND
 
HAVE
 
TO
 
REPLACE
 
YOUR
 
SYSTEM
 
BOARD
 
OR
 
HARD
 
DISK
 
DRIVE
.