Setup Configuration Disabled in setup in Fujitsu® LifeBook A530
How does Setup Configuration get disabled in Fujitsu LifeBook A530?
Like all other computers the basic settings of the Fujitsu LifeBook A530 like speed of the processor, IRQ for devices and boot priorities are saved in the CMOS. CMOS is a chip fixed on the motherboard of the Fujitsu LifeBook A530. Users can make changes to some of these settings like boot priority, enable/disable devices through a utility called BIOS. To provide security for the BIOS setup you can set a supervisor password. Once you set the supervisor password for the BIOS, you will be prompted to enter a password when you try to access the BIOS setup and if the password you enter is not accepted; you get an error message “Setup Configuration is disabled”.
Tips resolve “Setup Configuration Disabled” error in Fujitsu LifeBook A530:
- Clear the BIOS setup
- Reset the supervisor password
- Update BIOS version
Clear the BIOS setup
If you do not remember the password to enter into the BIOS setup, you can clear the BIOS. You will lose all the user defined settings if you clear the BIOS. You will find a jumper to reset the BIOS, or you can take out the BIOS battery and reconnect it. This will not be an easy process and you need the help of an expert. Once you reset the BIOS, the supervisor password will be erased and you will not be prompted for a password when you try to enter the BIOS setup.
Reset the supervisor password
Reset the supervisor password using an online tool. If you load a Windows operating system, you can connect to the Internet and search for tools or software that can read your BIOS password with. Some software that can help you reset BIOS password are ‘CmosPwd’ and !BIOS. It is suggested that you contact a computer technician before you run any tool which can change the BIOS settings because any invalid changes in the BIOS can cause a system error.
The process of updating the BIOS is also called as “BIOS flashing”. If you still get the error message “Setup Configuration Disabled” even after clearing the password, you can update your BIOS version. You could visit the Fujitsu website and download the latest version of BIOS that is compatible with the Fujitsu LifeBook A530. The latest BIOS version is downloaded with the instructions that you need to follow to flash the BIOS. An incompatible BIOS upgrade can result in a serious system crash.