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    Looking for a program...

    Hi, does anybody know if there's a program (free or not free) that asks for a password in order to start up Windows XP, and unless the right password is entered at the prompt, it wont start up windows. Thanks.

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    Just enable the logon option for XP...control Panel->user accounts->change the way users logon or off...

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    but I want this before windows even starts

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    or will one logon account w/a password be enough?

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    If you dont have the password on XP, you wont get into the system........its not like Win98 where you can press escape....XP & 2K are far more secure

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    ok thanks

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    Most machines you can press del and go into your bios' setup and set a password there. It doesn's get more secure than that.
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    ah, but often times there is a jumper that clears the sytem password, so be careful
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    I had one on my windows 98 machine. I had to go into bios and set it up. If you didnt get the password after 3 guesses, it would make you shut it down. I havent tried it out on my other systems, but I dont really see why you would need one. If someone steels your computer, they will just throw away the hard drive if they cant get to it (IMHO).
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