Protect format of my hard disc with password?

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#1

Hi all,

I was just wondering if this is possible, I haven’t tried setting such a password.

  1. Can someone set a password against formating your PC?
  2. Does the password have to be entered in the BIOS maybe?

Thanks,
Pavle


#2
  1. You can use any bootable device to boot up from it and format the HDD.
  2. You can enable password checkin the BIOS, but its no security.

#3

[QUOTE=chef;2033900]1. You can use any bootable device to boot up from it and format the HDD.
2. You can enable password checkin the BIOS, but its no security.[/QUOTE]

Thanks for the reply chef,
so you are saying that this is not possible right?

Whatever you do, everyone who has access to your PC can form your PC without your permission, right?


#4

I would say so…never really thought about it.


#5

You could use TRUECRYPT and completey encrypt your harddisk. :wink:


#6

It’s safe to assume that anyone who has physical access to a computer can also mess it up as much as they like.

You can protect data on your computer from being read if you use the right tools, but there will always be a way to destroy the data on a system that you have physical access to, if the person who wants to mess things up tries hard enough.