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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by curious yellow, Jul 18, 2006.

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  1. curious yellow

    curious yellow Thread Starter

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    Hi all
    excuse my lack of knowlegde as to most this is probably an easy thing, but!
    can someone explain (in easy steps) how i can generate a password so my son can no longer get up at 4-5am every morning and go on the internet, resulting in numerous infections each time!! (yes, i've tried telling him not to!!)
    I'm running windows XP, and on the pc there are 5 users. i can find out how to create a password when i log into someones account (not sure if thats the correct name! ), but want to make sure no-one can access the pc without the password (without creating 5 passwords).
    Can anyone understand the above?
     
  2. etaf

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    you should be able to put a bios password into the system
    as it boots you should see a comment for Bios or setup maybe F2 or DEL key
    then go into the bios and set a password
    now as the PC boots it will need the password before it can go any further - DONT FORGET THE PASSWORD otherwise you will need to completly reset the bios
     
  3. curious yellow

    curious yellow Thread Starter

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    thanks
    what's bios? :eek:
     
  4. etaf

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    its a program which runs on your PC when the power is switched on to start everything off - so before it gets to the harddrive
    this will give you an overview
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BIOS
     
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    What is BIOS?

    Normally, you hit a key early in the POST to enter the BIOS setup. One of the options is to require a password for booting the computer.
     
  6. curious yellow

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    thanks again.
     
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