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Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by sasnak, Feb 6, 2003.

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  1. sasnak

    sasnak Thread Starter

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    When I got my computer some years back,I remember having to type in a password and my name (I think) to open Windows or to just enter the computer. I was thinking that you could do something to get rid of the sign in box and I did. So when i turn it on it starts up Windows.
    Is there a password protection at startup I can install to prevent prying eyes from getting into my computer?
     
  2. RandyG

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    There is a BIOS password you can set that will not allow the system to boot up until the password is entered, so it won;t even go into Windows.

    You do this by entering the Startup when your system is just starting to boot up. Usually you will see something along the lines of Pres F1 to enter Setup or maybe it'll be Delete, or something else. In the BIOS setup, you will be able to find the Security section that will allow you to enable the password, and set what the password is.

    One word of warning though, don;t lose that password!!:D;)
     
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    sasnak Thread Starter

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    Randy,
    Thanks for the info.
    Steve
     
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