Solved

Any desktops with a write-protected bios?

Posted on 2014-01-12
8
378 Views
Last Modified: 2014-01-17
Can anyone tell me a make/model of desktop tower that has a write protected bios or at least the option to enable it by a jumper or whatever? The newer the better, but any will do.

I am only interested in true bios write protection, not bios 'security' passwords.

Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:doctorwatson
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
8 Comments
 
LVL 32

Expert Comment

by:_
ID: 39775650
I haven't seen any of those in a while. I use to run across old Intel mobos that used jumpers to protect the bios.
You still might find some server mobos with it, but I don't know of any off hand.
0
 
LVL 49

Expert Comment

by:dbrunton
ID: 39775674
Hmm.

You've got the Gigabyte Dual Bios systems http://www.gigabyte.co.nz/MicroSite/55/tech_081226_dualbios.htm which enable you to recover from corrupt bioses.  Doesn't mean the working BIOS can't be altered though.

Gigabyte evidently did make or does make boards with Flash Bios protection http://www.gigabyte.co.nz/webpage/20/HowToReflashBIOS.html  Unsure if they still do.  MSI as well http://www.msi.com/service/bios-note/
0
 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:nobus
ID: 39775931
out of curiosity - why do you need it that way?
0
Turn your laptop into a mobile console!

The CV211 Laptop USB Console Adapter provides a direct Laptop-to-Computer connection for fast and easy remote desktop access with no software to install.

 

Author Comment

by:doctorwatson
ID: 39776719
Because there are spyware in use that target the bios remotely, and due to the nature of my work I need to be safe from these by default. In this case one needs physical write protection.

Seems to me this feature should be offered as an option on all pc's.
0
 
LVL 92

Accepted Solution

by:
nobus earned 500 total points
ID: 39776816
tx for the info; but as you see from the above, they are not common.
here a DIY solution   http://pcproblemswithsolutions.blogspot.be/2008/04/disabling-write-protected-bios-chip.html
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:doctorwatson
ID: 39786527
Ok thanks for the infos. Makes you wonder though why they phased this feature out of production so quickly? Perhaps our computers would be too secure with it.
0
 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:nobus
ID: 39787855
because nobody needs it?
0
 

Author Comment

by:doctorwatson
ID: 39788725
Sure
0

Featured Post

Enroll in July's Course of the Month

July's Course of the Month is now available! Enroll to learn HTML5 and prepare for certification. It's free for Premium Members, Team Accounts, and Qualified Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Computer running slow? Taking forever to open a folder, documents, or any programs that you didn't have an issue with before? Here are a few steps to help speed it up. The programs mentioned below ALL have free versions, you can buy them if you w…
Or at least that’s the word according to a new blog from Tech Target on AWS’s new Managed Services (MS) offering. According to the blog, AWS is launching their AWS MS program to expedite the adoption of cloud by Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 companie…
The viewer will learn how to successfully download and install the SARDU utility on Windows 8, without downloading adware.
The viewer will learn how to successfully download and install the SARDU utility on Windows 7, without downloading adware.

623 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question