Originally Posted by weirdwolf
Just curious, have you also reordered the boot order so it boots off the HDD first ? if needed I can still hit f11 to get to a boot menu (MSI mobo) for usb or whatnot, but only after I type in the password. YMMV
I have only removed items from the boot list in BIOS
SATA0 (HD) and
SATA1(DVD device) in that order.
Also on this board, if I press F12 ('boot from') I can 'see' all the USB and SATA devices in the 'boot list'. This includes the printer.
My Lenovo BIOS has a similar issue with the 3T WD storage device (not a bootable device).
If I plug it in during pre-POST, the machine hangs.
WD Support (Level 1?) said to "change the boot order in the BIOS" to which I replied "It's NOT marked bootable and isn't even in the 'boot list'."
He gave me a url for a firmware upgrade which made no difference.
I have NOT had that issue on the GIGABYTE GA-Z77-DS3H LGA 1155 Intel Z7motherboard.
Have a Great Day!
Edit: I too use a PowerOnPassword for just such a reason.
There is no Security without physical security.
But now-a-days, even a punk BIOS password means nothing if they want
They'll just clone the target and boot up elsewhere and mount it.
Passwords makes things difficult, not impossible.