I know most people want to know how to crack passwords - I have the opposite problem..
Is it just me but are the BIOS passwords not working as much as they used to? Despite going in and setting either or both passwords I can still usually boot without being prompted.
I service a number of computers so this isn't an isolated incident and board-specific answers aren't what I'm after.
What has prompted this question is a particular customer who has a son who will insist on mucking things up: reinstalls, double or triple antivirus program installs, formats, different OSs - you name it, he will do it and then deny it. (Too many cousins marrying in that particular branch of the family). I even found the PSU blown and a hole in the metal big enough for a mouse! All a complete mystery, apart from a shifty looking son..
So, how to stop him from fiddling, given how easy it is to walk through user log on passwords? I need something more basic, such as a BIOS password, but as I said, they seem to be acting strangely these days. Any ideas?