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PC Security to the MAX???

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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:   

Yikes Danny,
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!

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