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#1 laka1

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 06:00 PM

I have a system and Windows password.
I understand the sytem password can easily be over ridden via BIOS . Is this true?
If so , can i set up a password to enter BIOS?

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 06:15 PM

ok now that i understand the intent of your post (sorry about that),

and no to my knowledge you cannot over ride your windows password with bios and yes you can add a password to bios, what are your system specs so that i can assist you in doing this.

Again i am sorry for the confusion.
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#3 laka1

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 07:00 PM

Toshiba Laptop Windows 7 32 bit.

My intent is to secure the system password by ensuring BIOS can
only be accessed with another password.

LAKA

Edited by laka1, 06 June 2010 - 07:02 PM.


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Posted 06 June 2010 - 07:02 PM

ok what is the model of toshiba laptop? also yeah i realized that after re-reading it again. :huh:
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#5 laka1

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 07:38 PM

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 11:34 PM

My intent is to secure the system password by ensuring BIOS can
only be accessed with another password
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Sorry, but that statement is confusing! :huh: (bold emphasis is mine)

Edited by Jacee, 06 June 2010 - 11:35 PM.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 01:27 AM

OK

I have a system password. I am told this can easily be compromised merely by changing the password in BIOS? Is this correct? If so, can i set up a password in order to access BIOS?

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 10:02 AM

BIOS passwords are employed by the manufacturer of a system, if employed at all.

You should consult your system documentation for any data on such.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 10:10 AM

I have heard that same thing Laka but i have not found it to be true.

The BIOS cannot change or delete a username login Password. However, there are passwords that you can put in place to prevent people from accessing the system BIOS and/or from getting to the Operating System, those can be erased, however they do not affect your desktop login.

Edited by s1lents0ul, 07 June 2010 - 10:17 AM.

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Posted 07 June 2010 - 06:15 PM

and a user created bios password can be removed by removing the bios battery from the motherboard ,that simple

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