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can't create user bios password

By lnn5432 ·
why can't I create a User Password in my BIOS? It will not ask for the password when W98 boots up, it goes straight into windows. The time on the computer is keeping the correct time, so I don't think it is the CMOS battery... Thanks for any help! Linda

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This setting USUALLY exists in BIOS setup (if available. If you can't find anyplace to set this in BIOS setup, your BIOS doesn't support this. If it does support this option, make sure you follow directions for enabling the option and then settingthe password.

Once enabled, the BIOS password must be entered before the computer begins the Windows/DOS boot process. The password prompt usually occurs right after the system POST.

The BIOS battery would only have an effect on maintaining BIOS settings when system power is shut off, not on whether a setting is available.

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Presumably you do not have to enter the password when accessing the BIOS either. Most BIOS have settings that let you choose between System and BIOS for password activation.

Check your motherboard jumpers. Some have a jumper that erases the password.

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by TheChas In reply to can't create user bios pa ...

Are you looking for a BIOS level password, or to force a log-on for Windows?

You need 3rd party software to force a password log-on under W98.

If the motherboard supports a password, the setup starts by changing the security setting from system to BIOS.

Remember, any sophisticated user who wants to bypass the BIOS password would need to only reset the CMOS.
If this is for security, I recommend adding case locks and intrusion detection switches to the PC.

If you NEED to enforce log-on security, you need either to switch to Windows NT, or install a 3rd party security utility.

This site offers a full password security suite for use with W98.
http://www.bootguard.com/

Chas

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