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I need to secure my PC against someone formatting it

My father wants to take my computer to his office (which I bought so thats technically stealing) but my computer only has a session password. The problem is that my father doesn't care about my data, so if he can't bypass/crack/whatever my password (which he obviously can't lol), he will format my PC. The problem is I want to secure it from formatting, but I don't know how. Googled a bit but I don't know which terms to use to find something useful. When he finds he cannot do anything to bypass my security, he will surely return it to me. Thanks in advance.

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  • Mario
    Mario Jun 02, 2009

    Hmm asking for the bios password on startup is pretty inconvenient... do you think the bios password would be asked JUST when someone wants to do system stuff, like in this case if someone inserts an OS disk, the system usually says "press a button to launch from disc,,,", after THAT the system asks for BIOS pass or something? Anyway, I will do some trial and error to see if this works. In the end... computers seem to be extremely insecure if people can circumvent system even with the bios password asked on startup... :X
    thanks anyway -_-

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    see if you can set a password on the hard drive....

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Try to place a password to the bios then set it to ask for the password on startup. That would block anyone from accessing your system aside from you. There are however some ways to still access your system and unless your dad knows how to then you will have system protection.

I also suggest talking to your dad about it. Anyway it is your computer and those are your data. What you could also offer is to create his own user account.

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