password protecting win 98?

  trinity 19:29 09 Apr 03

My sister wants to set a password to prevent her teenage son acessing her home computer without her knowledge, she uses windows 98. Does anyone know how she might do this? I have searched for this and no results show for this.

She would like to set a log on password if this is possible.

If you need any more information please ask. Thanks for your help.

  JoeC 19:43 09 Apr 03


click here

does the job admirably. It is the one I use. : }

  trinity 19:51 09 Apr 03

Thank you JoeC. I've emailed her the link, so hopefully that sorts it for her.

  pj123 22:00 09 Apr 03

Go to the BIOS and in Advanced BIOS Features set the Security Option to System and then go to Set Supervisor Password and enter a password there. then save settings and exit.

You won't be able to start the computer at all without a password.

  trinity 09:26 10 Apr 03

Thanks PJ123.

  Dave123 12:24 10 Apr 03

it's quite easy, I have mine set to ask for a password. It's in the control panel under password

  Sir Radfordin™ 12:26 10 Apr 03

The most secure way is the BIOS password, WIn98 is not a secure operating system so once the PC has loaded its easy to bypass.

3rd party software may prevent this, but don't pay for it if you can do it via the BIOS for free.

  tbh72 12:33 10 Apr 03

I absolutely agree, setting the password in the bios is the absolute best way to ensure security.

  trinity 12:52 10 Apr 03

Thanks everyone for your help.

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