How to lock keyboard when away from computer?

Posted on 2006-05-28
Last Modified: 2010-08-05
Does anyone know of a way to disable the keyboard/mouse, when away from the computer, need something that
will work on win98, found a few commercial programs but unsure if these can be got around using control-alt-delete..

Any suggestions?

Question by:Benboben
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    Accepted Solution

    Greetings, Benboben !

    You can unplug the keyboard and take it with you or hide it.

    Here is a good program to lock your keyboard and that is priced resonable.

    Best wishes!

    Assisted Solution

    Hi, Benboben

    I suggest you check this program out:

    Hope this solves your problem :)
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    Expert Comment

    Dear Benboben,
    In Win98, I think the screensaver password can prevent others from messing with your keyboard/mouse. Of course, they can restart your machine and log in (people can login to a Win98 machine without knowing the password), but they will not see what programs you are running after restarting your machine.
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    Expert Comment

    a screensaver password combined with a bios level password from bios setup might be a good route.

    of course, the bios password could be cleared in a few seconds if they have access to opening the case... nothing is 100% secure, you just need to deter them.

    removing your keyboard and mouse in windows98 will most likely cause you to have to force-off your computer and reboot, they probably wont work by just plugging them back in if they are ps2 and not usb

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    Expert Comment

    upgrade to a newer OS

    Author Comment

    Thanks guys.. kinda hard to unplug the keyboard on a laptop,, but hey ho..

    Has anyone tried the free desktoplocker program redbluefire suggested? thanks for the great answers & info

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