How to protect my harddisk

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by q12368c, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. q12368c

    q12368c OSNN Addict

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    My notebook harddisk is NTFS format,Windows XP Professional installed.
    I know that the HD can dismount from the notebook and connect to other PC via USB to copy the file inside the harddisk.

    So, how can I protect my harddisk not allow other people to do this action?
     
  2. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    you would have to encrypt the data. with windows im not too sure on how to go about that but i know linux systems it can be done easly.

    i will search google for some because it would help me also but its just a hard disk encryption
     
  3. drz01

    drz01 Weekend DJ

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    If you set a supervisory password only the person with this password would be able to mount that volume. This is part of the NTFS file system. This is even true if you were to boot up in safe mode. Its like logging on to that volume.
     
  4. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    yet you can easily get past in with a linux live cd.
     
  5. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    lol well lets put it like this. u can do what u want to it and it will stop the simple people from getting in
    but if someone wants the data. then destroy the drive
     
  6. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    lol basically, or ditch windows partitions.