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How can I Lock out my computer


My child said that my babysitter is logging onto my computer while I'm at work. I set a windows password .....but this doesn't help because all i had to do was press the cancel button and it bypassed and logged onto windows anyway. I want to completely shut her out of my system while im gone. I want something that will work even when you turn the system off and then back on again. How can I Lock out my computer this way. Screensaver passwords can be bypassed also if you turn the computer off and back on. Help please.


Lexington, TN


This question was answered on June 20, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

I would advise you to Set up a password in BIOS Simply press the DEL key (or whatever key the bootup screen says to go into setup) Go into the setup screen that lets you put in a password and this should prevent the babysitter from getting in Then to make sure that she can't pop the CMOS battery and erase the password close the case with tamper-proof screws Or install a case lock Otherwise Win 98 is easy to get into

Hope this helped.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on June 20, 2003