help to password protect safe mode etc

  shauny36 08:53 04 Nov 2007
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a friend of mine is having a bit trouble with her teenage son who knows his way around a computer.
she has put a password on but he goes into safe mode to get round this.
i know how to password protect safe mode but will he be able to get round that, if so how do i stop him.
is there any free software that i can use.

was going to use administrator password but you can use a generator to get round this.

  Graham. 09:09 04 Nov 2007

Hide the mouse.

  shauny36 09:11 04 Nov 2007

its a laptop

  Taff™ 09:22 04 Nov 2007

If you want to stop him using the laptop completely use a BIOS password that stops the laptop even booting.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 09:23 04 Nov 2007

How to break your computer.

1. Set to boot from CD or floppy as first boot device

2. Burn boot files to a password protected CD or floppy
First format a Floppy disc
Run type
Format A: /u
Then open Notepad and copy and Paste this

[boot loader]
timeout=-1
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="First harddisk, first partition" /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="First harddisk, second partition" /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINDOWS="First harddisk, third partition" /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(4)\WINDOWS="First harddisk, fourth partition" /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Second harddisk, first partition" /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Second harddisk, second partition" /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(3)\WINDOWS="Second harddisk, third partition" /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(4)\WINDOWS="Second harddisk, fourth partition" /sos
C:\="Previous Operating System on C:\"

Save as

in Notepad as BOOT.INI

Then in search find

NTDETECT.COM
NTLDR

Add these to the floppy disc

you can now try starting your computer with the floppy disc



3. Remove the boot files from the hard drive,( so will nolonger boot from HDD even if reconfigured in BIOS.
If booting from HDD will come up with error message NTLDR missing or corrupt.

4. Hide CD / floppy (but do not lose).

Next time He switches the PC on he'll think he's broken it.

  Graham. 09:32 04 Nov 2007

Hide the laptop.

  shauny36 09:34 04 Nov 2007

the bios password sounds easier can get into the bios and find the password part, do i just need to type in a password.

will try this first then if he gets passed that will try fruit bats.

  Technotiger 09:37 04 Nov 2007

How about an actual lock to prevent laptop being opened? Probably find locks with a Google search.

  Taff™ 11:06 04 Nov 2007

BIOS`s do differ but basically you type in the password, sometimes twice to confirm and then save settings and exit. Every time your computer is switched on it will ask for this password.

Be warned however. If you forget this password you will require specialist help to reset it and get the laptop working again. This will almost certainly require dismantling the laptop and won`t be cheap!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:16 04 Nov 2007

(these boot floppy also acts as a rescue disk if these files fail on your HDD)

1. Set to boot from CD or floppy as first boot device

2. Burn boot files to a password protected CD or floppy
First format a Floppy disc
Run type
Format A: /u
Then open Notepad and copy and Paste this

[boot loader]
timeout=-1
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="First harddisk, first partition" /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINDOWS="First harddisk, second partition" /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(3)\WINDOWS="First harddisk, third partition" /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(4)\WINDOWS="First harddisk, fourth partition" /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Second harddisk, first partition" /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(2)\WINDOWS="Second harddisk, second partition" /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(3)\WINDOWS="Second harddisk, third partition" /sos
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(1)partition(4)\WINDOWS="Second harddisk, fourth partition" /sos
C:\="Previous Operating System on C:\"

Save as

in Notepad as BOOT.INI

Then in search find

NTDETECT.COM
NTLDR

Add these to the floppy disc

you can now try starting your computer with the floppy disc



3. Remove the boot files from the hard drive,( so will nolonger boot from HDD even if reconfigured in BIOS.
If booting from HDD will come up with error message NTLDR missing or corrupt.

4. Hide CD / floppy (but do not lose).

Next time He switches the PC on he'll think he's broken it.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 12:17 04 Nov 2007

wrong thread

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