Setting a password on your computer's hard drive is essential for keeping your important data out of the wrong hands; if for any reason you suspect someone has come into possession of your password, it is best to change it immediately. If you are running an Acer Aspire 3680, changing the HDD password requires entering the BIOS set-up menu.
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Press the "DEL" key immediately after turning on the Acer Aspire 3680; this enters the BIOS set-up.
Select the "Security" tab by pressing the right arrow key on the keyboard three times, then select "Set HDD 0 Password."
Enter the current password for the Acer Aspire 3680 into the "Enter current password" box. Enter the new password into the "Enter New Password" box.
Confirm the new password by entering the new password again into the "Confirm New Password" box. Press the "Enter" key. Press the "F10" key to save the new password.
Press the "ESC" key to exit the BIOS menu.
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