Boot password for HP a430n

Posted on 2005-03-09
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Last Modified: 2010-04-25
I am looking to put a boot password on a HP Pavillion a430n, however it does not appear to support boot passwords.  Does anypne know if a newer bios exists that might support a boot password feature, or another solution with the same effect?


Question by:nwcc_seattle
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You sure? Can you boot to change the bios config and review?  Sometimes, those options are more hidden, less visible, and if all else fails a dip setting or battery disconnect can get them back to visibility.

Look up the mfr to identify upgrades, of course, but I'd hate to think you needed them

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Panjandrum earned 750 total points
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Straight From the HP knowledge base

Can I set a BIOS password to the HP Pavilion PC? Is there a password option for HP Pavilion PCs?

There is no password feature in the HP Pavilion BIOS, hence there is no such option found in HP Pavilion PCs.

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I found that above entry in the HP knowledge base as well, but I was still wondering if a bios for a different series of HP computers might work, and provide the password functionality.  Alternatively I am looking for other solutions that provide the same security.

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