Password protecting/disabling safe mode--HELP

ok, i wasn’t sure where to put this question but anyway here it is…

I have only windows security and I need to prevent people from getting access to my computer through the use of safe mode or other similar startup options. :doh: Is there a way to put a password on such functions so that the ability to use them is more limited?

say yes :iagree: lol

Thanks 4 posting… plz help!!!

@ alpPDCjr12,

Welcome to the Forum.

Suggest using Google Search (http://www.google.com) for “Password Protect Your Computer” and you will obtain the following information ->

http://www.onguardonline.gov/tutorials/passprotectxp.html

http://www.udel.edu/security/sectopicswin.html#pswdsec

http://it.emory.edu/getfaqs.cfm?catid=1743

http://www.itservices.manchester.ac.uk/antivirus/clean/password/

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/pwrmn_passwordprotect_standby.mspx?mfr=true

http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6142_102-0.html?forumID=5&threadID=207696&messageID=2217837

http://www.password-protect-software.com/

http://www.folder-password-expert.com/

Regards,
bjkg

Hi,

I assume, you are running at least Windows 2000 or XP.
I that case, it is rather simple:
Set up “good” passwords for all the user accounts and use the NTFS file system.
It is btw very recommended to use a restricted acccount for daily work, and administrative accounts only for system maintenance. In case you are using XP Home, start in safe mode and set a password for the user “Administrator” which is hidden normally. This will prevent any user from accessing your computer. Even safe mode won’t help there.
In order to prevent booting from a floppy or CD disable these boot options in BIOS setup. Also set a Password in your BIOS. For further details, refer to the manual of your mainboard.

Is there a way to put a password on such functions so that the ability to use them is more limited?
Of course, there is :slight_smile:

Michael

Easiest way is to use the Passwd functions via the BIOS!

This application called “NoSafeMode” can protect safe mode with a password at boot time… just search for it.