Computer bypass's the password page on startup

  bernvs 09:08 07 Dec 14

I installed a password when starting up my laptop. After a few days it no longer asks for it, it just loads everything ready for use. I would prefer it to ask for my password.

  Forum Editor 09:20 07 Dec 14

Presumably you mean that you set a password in the BIOS? Windows will ask you for a password when it starts, but if it doesn't, press the Windows key + R and type: netplwiz.exe

Run this command, and a dialogue window will open showing all the user accounts for your computer. Make sure the box labelled 'Users must enter a username and password to use this computer' is ticked.

If your BIOS password is involved, go back into the BIOS and reset your password.

  BT 12:18 07 Dec 14

Forum Editor

That works for W7

For Win XP its Windows Key+R and type 'control userpasswords2'

  bernvs 20:58 07 Dec 14

Thanks for the responses. I am using Vista. I tried the Windows +R and the password is present in the large box and the small box above is ticked for it to be used. I should point out as a complete novice I restored this laptop from a corrupt position with the help of those who responded to my request (see techroom help a week or so ago for bernvs). As for your Bios reference I haven't a clue.

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