How To Lock BIOS Settings


Want to lock BIOS settings and gain protection? In this article we will see step by step tutorial to lock down BIOS settings. And this will lock BIOS settings and hence remove access to boot external drives like CD/ROM and USB.

Usually a security is provided if you want anyother not to have that extra freedom other than you have granted. And this comes in handy in case of computers too. Some have private files on the system and they don't want any other to see them and some may try some other stuffs. And in this article I am describing you how to set a BIOS lock by a password and hence to prevent booting from any other hard drives like CD/DVD ROM or USB device etc.



There are somany utilities or tools that can be booted from these external drives and can even change the Administrator password or install some unwanted or harmfull tools. And that may be the reason that you are here searching for a solution.

And here it is : Set a BIOS Password and remove user's ability to boot up other drives.
For this, first the user needs the access to the BIOS of the desired machine. And if you dont know how to access it just google it for the BIOS setup key.
Once you know the BIOS setup key of your machine we can start.

And these may cary from machine to machine and here is the one that I came across with.

1. Press the desired key to get acess to the BIOS ([f2] for me, and this may change from device to device)
2. Go To System tag and then go to Boot Sequence.
3. And you will see your Internal HDD listed beside it with a number and make sure it is the only device there.
4. Save the settings by pressing [Esc].
5. Go to Security tag and select Admin Password.
6. Set the desired Admin Password.

And now this will prevent others from changing boot options or changing the BIOS settings and it wont affect other activities on the machine. And whenever others try to boot up other stuffs other than you have locked, without the password, they will get stuck.

And keep in mind there are now lots of tools available up there to unlock or access the settings and make sure they won't reach you through your neworks. And secure all that you have wanted. And don't loose that password that you have give unless you may have to reset it.



Its really kids stuff for some but, i hope it will be useful for atleast one.


Comments

Author: Manish Kumar Singh28 Aug 2012 Member Level: Bronze   Points : 0

No offense, but this article has nothing new to offer. I hope everyone has been doing this for last 58674834 years.



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