|Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2000 - 11:38 am: |
I am wondering if there is any way to secure a pc/notebook so that the user MUST have a password to start Windows98? I know that you can press esc and you won't access the network but you can still use windows I have encryption software, but the ultimate security would be no access at all without a password.
The computer stores like COMPUSA is set up so that you can't just hit esc. You need to input a password.
How do you set that up?
|Danny Albers (Danny)
|Posted on Friday, July 14, 2000 - 5:22 am: |
A simple ways is to use the password in the system CMOS, or Setup
Don't lose the password though, that would be BAD.
|Posted on Friday, July 14, 2000 - 6:43 am: |
I am AFRAID of messing with the CMOS. I always end up screwing up and last time blew my motherboard on my laptop.
I will try that if I don't hear any other options.
|Posted on Friday, July 14, 2000 - 8:23 am: |
Just set a BIOS password but ...DO NOT FOGET IT!!!
Danny is correct and you will not mess up the "physical MB by creating a BIOS password. The problem with assigning a password with the notebook is that if you forget it, you "as a normal user and owner", would not disassemble the notebook to reseat the "clear bios pasword" jumper". On a desktop or a tower it is as simple as removing the cover and clearing the password via a jumper. Most people do not open their notebook cases and in some instances, this will void your warranty. So, the only problem is, don't forget your password.
|Posted on Saturday, July 15, 2000 - 1:14 am: |
Steve is right when he said I was right.
Not a whole lot to worry about friend, just dont changer any other settings.
|Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2000 - 8:48 am: |
I tried it and you are CORRECT!!!
It works just fine. I just have to set the supervisor password and enable the password on boot option.
My notebook is Fort Knox!
Thanks for the help!