Re: Disabling Password Reset Disks
If the BIOS supports it, remove the CD drive and floppy drive from the boot
order and then put a password on BIOS changes. But then you have to worry
about him getting into the case to either remove the battery or change the
BIOS reset jumper.
Bottom line - there is not a perfect technology solution to your problem so
it still comes down to controlling the behaviour of the idiotic child.
"Moose" <Moose@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> I'm running Vista Home Premium, in case you need to know. :P
> I have a brother who is freaking dangerous. Whenever he gets on the
> he downloads malicious programs that infect the computer, and he's smart
> enough to get past what little security there is for someone on an
> administrator account.
> I've tried to keep him out but he always finds a way on my computer -
> usually because one of my parents accidentally leaves the computer on. I'm
> still clueless as to how he finds out the passwords we set (I can't set
> complex ones like ads0o98a3n for my parents because they can't remember
> and now it's too late to set them to standard because of the reasons
> Now he's gone and made a password reset disk for my parents' account. They
> have enough settings on there that they do not want me to make a new
> and delete the old one, and I don't know if setting the account to
> will allow him to still use the disk, and I'm confident in my ability to
> remember my own password. Is there any way to disable to use of password
> reset disks?
> Alternatively, will setting it to standard remove his ability to use the
> aforementioned disk?