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Disabling CD-RW drive

Discussion in 'CD-R' started by Garathor, Mar 19, 2004.

  1. Garathor

    Garathor Member

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    I have a CD-RW drive in my computer. There are several users of the computer, but i don't want anybody else than me to be able to use the CD-RW drive.

    Is there a way i can achieve this?

    Is it possible to make windows disable the drive for some windows user profiles (i use Windows 98 SE)?
     
  2. drchips

    drchips Active member

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    Hiya,

    Under Win98SE it is a MAJOR HASSLE trying to do what you want (Win98SE has NO security worth speaking of - too easy to hit ESC or CTRL-ALT-DEL to byapss it).

    Under 2000 or XP it is a lot easier ;)

    Sorry to disappoint..

    Byeeeee..
     
  3. spm3

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    How do you do it on a Windows 2000 machine?
     
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  5. Praetor

    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

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    With W2k, goto the administrative tools and then local security policy and then mess around with the rules there.

    if you dont/cant/wont upgrade the OS then one thing that MIGHT work and is free is to goto device manager and disable the device whenever you are done using the comp :p Assuming the rest of the members arent technically savvy they might not be able to figure that was just disabled heehee.
     

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