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Can I Render My Stolen Laptop Useless? by kazeem4t(m): 7:08pm On Jan 24, 2009
Someone walk into my office and stole my lappy
Acer Aspire 5310
How can i render it useless.
I will appreciate your prompt response.
Re: Can I Render My Stolen Laptop Useless? by DualCore1: 8:36pm On Jan 24, 2009
sorry for the loss.
I'm afraid nothing can be done remotely.
Re: Can I Render My Stolen Laptop Useless? by kazeem4t(m): 10:48pm On Jan 24, 2009
Thankx 4 yr concern.
Really?
That is Ok
May God see us through
Re: Can I Render My Stolen Laptop Useless? by Nobody: 12:15am On Jan 25, 2009
what u can do with your future laptop is create a bios power up password. you can also create a bios admin password and tweak some settings in the bios.

bios passwords on laptops are notoriously difficult to break, so anyyone getting hold of a laptop with a bios powerup password is prolly getting how do they say - a brick, or a nice paperweight. if u forget the password u are fked - just keep that in mind. . .
Re: Can I Render My Stolen Laptop Useless? by kazeem4t(m): 7:47am On Jan 25, 2009
Thanks
But how do i do that?
I will appreciate.

Nice Weekend
Re: Can I Render My Stolen Laptop Useless? by netotse(m): 2:26pm On Jan 25, 2009
there's anti-theft software for computers. . . can exactly say what it does though, i know i saw among the options when i was customizing my computer on HP website its called LOJACK or somefink of that sort
Re: Can I Render My Stolen Laptop Useless? by kazeem4t(m): 1:56pm On Jan 26, 2009
thanks
I will check that out
Re: Can I Render My Stolen Laptop Useless? by iapiafi(m): 2:21pm On Jan 26, 2009
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Re: Can I Render My Stolen Laptop Useless? by Nobody: 2:34pm On Jan 26, 2009
when booting press f2 or f12 or f6- it varies btw manufacturers- to get into the bios
Re: Can I Render My Stolen Laptop Useless? by femzy(m): 5:46pm On Jan 26, 2009
@poster; sorry about the loss.But nothing can be done.Hope you had backups shaaa.
Re: Can I Render My Stolen Laptop Useless? by dayooye(m): 5:52pm On Jan 26, 2009
sorry bro, i feel ur pain. but sincerely there is nothing you can do , its gone. putting a bios password will not help either as it can be removed with 5k @ computer village. just pray d person is stupid enough to leave ur old datas especially pics there grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: Can I Render My Stolen Laptop Useless? by kazeem4t(m): 1:07pm On Jan 27, 2009
Nawao
so they even remove bios passwords?
OK
God Dey

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Re: Can I Render My Stolen Laptop Useless? by Nobody: 5:28am On Jan 28, 2009
the last time i checked, the only way to remove a bios password is to take a laptop apart to get to the eeprom chip, and flash it

most of the 'computer engineer's in computer village will try the old trick - removing the cmos battery for five minutes. this does not work with modern laptops.

if you take a laptop to pc village to get the bios password renmoved, you are more likely to get your system bricked than anything else
Re: Can I Render My Stolen Laptop Useless? by femzy(m): 5:50am On Jan 28, 2009
@oyb who tell you, except its a rare model, Floor na the place to be ooooo shocked shocked shocked

Shey na pavillion, abi na Vostro , abi na Aspire, abi na Satellite, Scrap yaaapaaa oooo

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