Passwording computer running WIN 98

  The Potter 00:56 21 Apr 2004

I've spent the last hour trying to work this 1 out, I know it can be done but how????????

A colleague wants to set his computer so that from the moment you turn it on, it's asks for a password (nothing to do with logging on to windows etc; press on button, minor rumblings and then password required).

I'm sure this is in the bios or cmos setup but I've tweaked and fiddled so much I'm worn out! I just know one of you chaps or chapesses can help almost instantaneously, so please do (it's something I've always wanted to know but never had the need to ........!)

Many thanks


  pc moron 01:28 21 Apr 2004

A password protect feature should be in the BIOS somewhere, but I'd be wary about enabling it.

If your colleague forgets/mislays the password the computer won't boot.

He'll have to remove/replace the CMOS battery and re-configure the BIOS.

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