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loging in password

By larbim ·
Hi,
th whom it may concern
when i boot my computer will start with out a password. then if i leave my offie i look it with "ctrl+alt+suppr" then if one of my workmate need to use it he/she just will reboot it then they could access to my computer and that dosn't make me happy.

thanks

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You need a 'Boot Password' . . .

by OldER Mycroft In reply to loging in password

Do you know how to access your BIOS?

Depending on your make and model of computer, you should boot it and as soon as the Post has finished, start tapping your BIOS access key. Computers usually display which key it is at the start. Mine is F2.

Anyway, at boot start tapping your required key and you will be presented with an old-looking DOS screen - that is you into the BIOS.

To navigate around the BIOS you can only use the keyboard cursor keys, as the mouse doesn't work in the BIOS.

One of the BIOS screens will be for 'Security', and there will be spaces to input 2 passwords: one for 'User' and one for 'Supervisor'. It is important that you understand the difference between them!

The 'User' password screen will pop up on switch-on, asking for a password to be entered. If the wrong password is used, there will be TWO further attempts then the system will lock. The only way to go from here is to power down and the password sequence will start again.

The 'Supervisor' password can also be used to boot-up. HOWEVER, its main function is to get access to the BIOS. The 'User ' password will not allow access to the BIOS, only the 'Supervisor' password.

Once you have set the passwords the computer will not be able to be accessed on a re-boot. More importantly, the 'Supervisor' password will prevent any of your colleagues from accessing the BIOS, thereby maybe trying to change both passwords - thereby locking YOU out of your own machine!

DO NOT FORGET THESE PASSWORDS OTHERWISE YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS YOUR MACHINE.

Post back with any queries.

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Speak with your system admins

by Tig2 In reply to loging in password

A simple reboot should not remove the requirement to provide a password. Check to make sure that the system is running properly and that the accounts set to the system are yours and the administrators.

Change your password/passphrase every 30 days or so to insure that it hasn't been compromised.

Alert your system admins and security any time your computer has been used without your direct permission.

Good luck!

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I thought he was on a 'standalone'...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to Speak with your system ad ...

I never considered he was on a network.

Good call!

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