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OfflineShamanSean
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Is there a way to put a password on my computer?
    #1100867 - 12/01/02 01:48 PM (15 years, 8 months ago)

On Dec. 8th Im going into boot camp and I have a lot of information on my computer that I dont want to be read by anyone. Does anyone know how to put a password on the whole computer so that it asks you for a password at the startup?

It is a PC.


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Re: Is there a way to put a password on my computer? [Re: ShamanSean]
    #1101088 - 12/01/02 03:43 PM (15 years, 8 months ago)

Yes but the windows password is way too easy to bypass. Get something like PGP and encrypt your private files instead.


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Re: Is there a way to put a password on my computer? [Re: ShamanSean]
    #1101098 - 12/01/02 03:49 PM (15 years, 8 months ago)

I need the answer, too. I think there is a way to set a BIOS password. There was another way I saw with a windows program that starts immediately after windows, but pasing it was pretty easy. I just pushed the start button and in msconfig.exe i deleted it as a startup program :smile:


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Re: Is there a way to put a password on my computer? [Re: ShamanSean]
    #1101102 - 12/01/02 03:53 PM (15 years, 8 months ago)

Moved to security




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Re: Is there a way to put a password on my computer? [Re: DreaMaTrix]
    #1101471 - 12/01/02 07:17 PM (15 years, 8 months ago)

BIOS or Windows...


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Re: Is there a way to put a password on my computer? [Re: TinMan]
    #1101644 - 12/01/02 08:46 PM (15 years, 8 months ago)

What OS are you using?


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Re: Is there a way to put a password on my computer? [Re: daussaulit]
    #1101762 - 12/01/02 09:31 PM (15 years, 8 months ago)

Im using windows 98 on my peice of shit laptop that i came up on. However once i learn this ill b using it for life, i want Pass words on all my shit ; My new comps that i aquire over the years.

So are you guys sayin there is a program i can buy to encrypt my private files? how do i get this program, i got till sunday to figure this out. thx.

Im mainly tryin to get the comp to not even go into windows ; when it starts up i want it to ask for a pw in dos and then go into windows if u type it in. i no it can be done cuz back in the days at costco i was fukin with the computers they have out that they let everyone try out and i restarted that shit and it asked for a pw in dos.


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Re: Is there a way to put a password on my computer? [Re: ShamanSean]
    #1102126 - 12/01/02 11:49 PM (15 years, 8 months ago)

hmm, windows 98, I don't even remember how windows 98 is. Try going into your control panel and network settings, then whatever connection is present. you can choose different types of authentication I think. you probably have windows logon selected. choose the other thing. can't remember the name.

for encrpytion the standard is the PGP encryption. go to download.com and then download pgpfreeware. install it, create a public and private key. it should install a plugin for you, so right click on the file you want, and then encrypt it.


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Re: Is there a way to put a password on my compute [Re: ShamanSean]
    #1131134 - 12/11/02 06:54 AM (15 years, 8 months ago)

When you first turn on your computer it will check the memory and stuff like that. It will also say something along the lines of "Hit del to enter BIOS-setup". Press whatever keys it says to get to the setup, and in there you should find an option for setting a BIOS-password. Whatever you set this password to, make damn sure you remember it, because it's hell to bypass. If you have to reset it you have to do it in hardware, which means opening up the computer. On older computers it usually just were a matter of removing the BIOS-battery and all settings went back to factory-default. On newer computers, especially laptops IIRC, doing this is pretty hard. Depending on how paranoid you are, you might also be intrested in knowing that you still can just rip out the harddrive and put it in another computer and read everything that's on it. All the BIOS-password does is to prevent the computer from booting.


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Re: Is there a way to put a password on my computer? [Re: ShamanSean]
    #1156724 - 12/20/02 02:45 AM (15 years, 7 months ago)

In reply to:

On Dec. 8th Im going into boot camp and I have a lot of information on my computer that I dont want to be read by anyone. Does anyone know how to put a password on the whole computer so that it asks you for a password at the startup?




What OS?


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Re: Is there a way to put a password on my computer? [Re: bjkroll]
    #1171139 - 12/26/02 10:26 AM (15 years, 7 months ago)

here if your running 98

get this
http://www.nhuntsoftware.net/privacy.exe

here is the serial number for it too
6686246

this one even better
http://www.softheap.com/download/wlock.zip
here's the serial 707219F53CWL


go check it out..http://www.softheap.com/wlock.html


Edited by shroom_nut (12/26/02 10:28 AM)


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Re: Is there a way to put a password on my computer? [Re: ]
    #1182719 - 01/01/03 10:37 AM (15 years, 7 months ago)

I'm pretty sure anything that runs with windows can be easly bypassed by going into safe mode. I think you should use something that encrypts the files themselvs.
PGPdisk will create an encrypted partion on the drive to store sesitive data. I think this is your best bet. ftp://ftp.pgpi.org/pub/pgp/6.0/6.0.2i/PGPfreeware602i.exe
This is the last freeware version of PGP that will do files. Everything free after v6.5 only does e-mail. With this it does not matter if someone puts the drive in another box. This is your best solution short of taking your laptop with you.


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Re: Is there a way to put a password on my computer? [Re: mntlfngrs]
    #1182722 - 01/01/03 10:40 AM (15 years, 7 months ago)



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