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How do i set up a password to protect information on my vaio in case it gets stolen

Please tell me how to set up a password to protect info on my computer. Is it possible to use this also with quick start up so that I don't have to go through a full booting each time I use the laptop

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Keith Borowsky

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Press the delete key upon swithing on hold this for a few seconds to enter the bios window, look for the user password type your password then save and exit

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You're definitely out of luck if there is a Password on the Hard Drive. The only way you can get the system to ever work again is to get that someone that put the password on the hard drive to take it off.

99% of the time if a computer has a Password on the hard drive and the person it possession of the computer does not know the password, it's a stolen computer. The original owner put the password lock on it to keep thieves from getting to sensitive data if it is stolen.

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But there is still a question, what kind of passwords is the safest for you? Here, I give you some my personal suggestions, hope they can help.

1. 14 Characters is the optimal password length

Each character that you add to your password increases the protection. Your passwords should be 8 or more characters in length; 14 characters or longer is the Optimal Password Length.

2. Avoid using the same password for all your accounts.

If your passwords are made as the same one, when any one of them lost, your other information protected by that password will be in danger as well. It is serious to use different passwords for different systems and documents.

3. You Should Never Write Down Your Password?

Although this is good advice, sometimes it is necessary to write down passwords. Users feel more comfortable creating complex passwords if they are able to write them down somewhere in case they forget. However, it is important to educate users on how to properly write down passwords. A sticky note on the monitor is not a good idea, but storing passwords in a safe or even a locked cabinet may be sufficient.

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If it's a Bios Password, then you can remove the power cord, remove the case, turn the computer on it's side and look for the CMOS battery. It is a silver battery on the motherboard about the size of a nickel. Use a small flat head screw drive to pop it out. Let the computer sit for an hour or two then put the battery back in and reboot. The date, time and password will be forgotten by the system, so you will have to go into the Bios or System Setup to put the date and time back in.

If it is a Hard Drive Password, you are out of luck. 99% of the time when you encounter a computer with a Hard Drive Password on it, the computer is stole. The original owner set it so that in the event the computer is stolen, thieves can't get to sensitive data. The owner could possibly set it remotely after it was stolen. The only way to remove it is have the original owner put in the password,or like you did when you put in another hard drive. Putting in another hard drive in most cases you will have to reload the operating system, drivers and application programs.

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What's locked on it? There are three passwords that can be set on a computer. 1) Bios Password, 2) Hard Drive Password & 3) Windows Welcome Screen User Logon Password. Which one are you talking about?

If you're talking about the Hard Drive Password, then 99% of the time it's a stolen laptop. If you're smart enough to set the hard drive password, you're smart enough to remember it. The Hard Drive Password is set the by original owner to keep thieves from getting to sensitive data. Sometimes the original turns on the Hard Drive Password remotely once the laptop is stolen. The only way to break the code is for the original owner to put the password in. The stolen laptop is useless to the thieves without the Hard Drive Password.

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You didn't give us much info about the actual 'problem', but I'll assume that your BIOS is password protected and you don't know the password. There are two ways around this (usually) on a desktop pc. 1. You must remove the CMOS battery from the motherboard. This is actually a 'watch' battery, very carefully remove it and hold the 'power' button a few seconds to discharge any residual power in the system. Wait a couple of minutes, then replace the battery and try to boot into the BIOS. On most desktops this will set the BIOS to it's original default settings (no password). If this doesn't work your only other option is to: 2. Google your "(computer model) BIOS Backdoor". You will probably get several sites showing lists of possible 'backdoor' passwords that your BIOS' manufacturer uses in case a technician needs to get into it. You can also try asking the Pc's manufacturer, but they usually will not give out this info to a customer. Good luck.

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The following link will take you to to the free anti virus section where you can download a program for free until you are able to purchase one that you want. You can further refine your search by selecting what operating system you are currently running by clicking on the one you have in the box to your left of the screen. The following are a few good ones that I have personally used in the past and had no problems with AVG, Avast, Avira, but you can read through the choices and find one that you would like.
Some things you want to look for in a good anti virus program are: A resident shield (which is a active protective scanner that runs all the time by scanning things like web pages, other running programs, etc). A boot sector scanner or capability (some anti virus programs do not always automatically scan this section of the hard drive). If your system does not have a firewall, you can find some anti virus programs that have a built in firewall. Some programs will also have the capability of scanning your emails or help you fight Malware. These are just a few suggestions when searching for an anti virus program.
When you find one that you want, ensure that it will be compatible with your system by reading the "system requirements" and also read the "user ratings" on the site as this will give you a good idea of any problems people may have experienced with the product.
Some key things that will help keep your system safe: 1. Never open any emails that you do not know who they came from, especially ones that have attachments such as pictures, videos, executable programs (which will have the .exe extension at the end of it). 2. When you download something, never open it until you have first scanned it whit your anti virus program. 3. If you keep personal information on your system such as banking information, personal information like social security numbers, addresses, names, phone numbers, business information, etc you might also consider using a good encryption program as an added security measure. 4. Use a firewall program on your system as this will monitor your computer ports and help prevent someone from gaining access through them to your system. 5. If you do not have your computer password protected you might also want to consider doing this (in case your computer system is stolen, criminals will not have easy access). 5. When creating passwords, make sure you use a combination of letters and numbers and try and make them at least 10-14 characters long on anything you password protect. 6. Never leave the password near your computer or where it is easily found (again in case your system is ever stolen).
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