Solved USB Dongle Bootup Key Tags: Computer Boot USB Peripherals Last response: October 15, 2011 8:36 AM in Computer Peripherals Share Majestic One October 1, 2011 6:15:54 PM Is there something I can use like a dongle or something to use as a "HARD KEY" to boot my computer from? in other words; IF the USB dongle is NOT plugged into my computer - it will NOT boot/start up. ...as in the device HAS to be plugged in to start the computer. can i use a standard usb drive? and is there any recommended software available? ANY comments appreciated. Thank you. More about : usb dongle bootup key Best solution SR-71 Blackbird October 1, 2011 6:32:58 PM Share http://www.montpellier-informatique.com/predator/en/ind... Majestic One October 1, 2011 8:12:52 PM hahahahaha... i like your sig... interNATIONAL... WHAT a gas. say this proggy looks pretty cool. do you use it? if so, does it shut down the system, or just as it says, - disables keys/mouse & "blackens" screen? (or goes into standby?) thx re-opened. Related resources anyone used USB key for emergency bootup into vista? - Forum Dell Laptop vs USB Dongle - Forum Dead Dongle - Forum Connect wireless dongle and wireless router to a single pc - Forum Windows 7 and Codemeter dongle :misidentifies as hard drive - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer SR-71 Blackbird October 1, 2011 8:14:30 PM My brother uses it on his rig,he loves it. Majestic One October 2, 2011 6:30:13 PM is there however any hardware (like a USB dongle) that i can use to disable my machine from being started AFTER I shut my machine down... say in case someone stole my rig?? i understand there are several ways to get around gutting and stripping a machine down or use an alternative like TRUE CRYPT for data protection. I just want an "ignition key" for my machine. thanks again. Majestic One October 12, 2011 12:37:15 PM ...anyone??? hang-the-9 October 14, 2011 7:01:30 PM Full Disk Encryption, no password, system won't work. Without a custom electrical build, no way to lock it down with hardware. USB ports are too generic to have the system know to check for things on it during boot. Majestic One October 15, 2011 8:36:39 AM cool thanks hang-the-9; the answer i was looking for. THANKS. Majestic One October 15, 2011 8:36:56 AM Best answer selected by Majestic One. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Enable USB bootup in Asus x53z Forum ECS A960M-M3 Slow Boot, No Bios Setup (eSF) & Fan Settings Forum Ignition key USB question Forum dongle or adapter Forum If Onboard Wireless Chip Dies, Can I Buy USB Dongle as Workaround? Forum Setting up RAID0 bootup issues Forum XFX nForce 680i LT - No Posts no display no bootup . Forum Is it safe to leave an encryption USB key plugged in? Forum BSOD on bootup - any ideas? Forum Samsung 27 inch monitor (S27B970D) Forum HP z600 USB to Paralle adapter issue Forum Usb b y-adapter for a printer Forum Questions about USB 3.0 Ports on an HP H8-1010T Forum Usb not reading card Forum USB Pen Drive Support for W98 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Computer Peripherals categories Printers CRT Monitors Flat Panel Monitors Digital Cameras Webcams Scanners Logitech !