password a laptop

  rambus 22:57 17 Jun 2006
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i would like to password my laptop in the bios as soon as it starts to boot up, i have tried to do this in the bios but it wont hold the password, in the bios the password says "unregisterd" i can put one in but it wil not work on boot up, any ideas please.

  Diodorus Siculus 01:16 18 Jun 2006

What laptop? What BIOS manufacturer?

  rambus 09:01 18 Jun 2006

unsure about bios manufacturer, laptop is a "toshiba satellite 4060 xcdt"

  Diodorus Siculus 09:45 18 Jun 2006

Within the control panel of many Toshiba laptops is the option to set a BIOS password. Take a look there.

  Taff™ 09:59 18 Jun 2006

I agree - There`s a "Toshiba HW Setup" on mine and the option on the password tab is "Not Registered" or "Registered"

  rambus 12:53 18 Jun 2006

have upgraded from 98 to xp and there is nothing in control panal must have got wiped when reformated. bios is Eprom 512kb 8-bit

  Marsh Warden © ™ 13:00 18 Jun 2006

According to click here there is no compatible BIOS update for XP, only W98 the latest being dated 16/05/02, so going through the Hardware Control Panel will not be an option. Perhaps someone can supply a link to a third party application.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:33 18 Jun 2006

click here

set the password, save and exit (F10)

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