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    BootAuth

    Hi. I'm new to the whole concept of hard drive -related programming, so if there's anyone more experienced; welcome.

    I have no intention of encrypting my hard drive, but only to create a BootAuth which loads before Windows starts, like the bios password-auth.

    No need for fancy settings and options; a solid password within the program, when executed and computer rebooted -> BootAuth.

    Anyone up for creating a source code for such program?

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    > Anyone up for creating a source code for such program?
    So are you looking for someone to do this for you?
    In which case, this should be on the projects/recruitment board.
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    > So are you looking for someone to do this for you?

    -Well, surely it would be the easiest way, but I doubt anyone is willing. So I was expecting pieces, hints and tips regarding to the subject. Nevertheless, a complete source code would do it. The program is considered small anyway, so a minute of an experienced person's time would be appreciated.

    Perhaps it belongs to the projects/recruitment board then.

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    Maybe this site will help you with what you want to achieve.
    http://www.nondot.org/sabre/os/articles
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    > Maybe this site will help you with what you want to achieve.
    > http://www.nondot.org/sabre/os/articles

    -Nice link, but it isn't any good for me, especially when considering the fact that I'm not that well skilled in English.

    Isn't there a simple piece of code, that has integrated(solid) password. When executed in Windows and after rebooting, it displays BootAuth (password-ask) before Windows starts?

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    > About as simple as it gets.

    -I'm not looking for any kind of settings or windows. Just a simple console application which automatically when executed; makes the proper adjustments and settings (add password-prompt at boot, before Windows starts) and then shuts down the program. Then when you reboot your computer, it is done; it asks for a password.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrenalin
    > About as simple as it gets.

    -I'm not looking for any kind of settings or windows. Just a simple console application which automatically when executed; makes the proper adjustments and settings (add password-prompt at boot, before Windows starts) and then shuts down the program. Then when you reboot your computer, it is done; it asks for a password.
    To get *exactly* what you want, most likely you're going to need to do it YOURSELF. Otherwise, as stated, use something that achieves what you need, like the smart bootmanager.

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    > To get *exactly* what you want, most likely you're going to need to do it YOURSELF.

    -Yes, I'm aware of this. But since I have no actual experience in hard drive / system -related programming, I expected to get pieces of code in here. Then to assemble and edit them myself, getting experience at the same.

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    the only way is to get the bootloader to ask for the password.
    a console app would have to be run from the bootloader, since windows doesn't give console option anymore it becomes harder to do this.

    Here is a good starting point. a bootloader that will boot any os, and can be set to require password to start the system up.
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    If the average user can put a CD in and boot the system and follow the prompts, he can install and use Linux. If he can't do that simple task, he doesn't need to be around technology.

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