View Full Version : Help with Dialock boot!
April 27th, 2002, 11:47 PM
Hi, This software has got me *??? *my laptop has Dialock boot software ver 3.6
installed (pc security protection)disableing booting from floppies, i cant
access c:/ drive or even boot machine..tried all the usual. bootdisks, every
key combo etc...can i bypasss it, any ideas or info or links to this
software, greatly appreciated, it was released about 1995.
April 27th, 2002, 11:50 PM
Haven't a clue, I'm afraid.
Have you tried contacting the software maker?
The laptop manufacturer? Pete
April 29th, 2002, 05:19 AM
* * * *Dialock Boot
Platform: DOS, MS-Windows
Vendor: Alliance Sales
Originally a security program that prevented a standalone or networked PC from being booted from the floppy drive, Dialock Boot has some added Internet-related features which monitor the incoming data stream. Being (in the UK) a sub-£50 package for single machines it is not intended to be a comprehensive firewall - but it does provide a good measure of protection.
Dialock Boot records all attempts to access protected files. It allows users to encrypt sensitive data, provides a fully auditing facility, and allows users to make tagged diskettes that can be used only on one or more specified machines
More information: tel: +44 1794 518183 fax: +44 1794 518490
* * * * * *perhaps an e mail to the vendor may help
* * * * * * * * * * * * *snowman
April 29th, 2002, 03:03 PM
cheers for the reply. *yes i rang the number but they said they no longer have anything to do with the software, havent for the past 4 years, they wouldnt give me anymore info,what this software does is shift around and encrypt ure boot sectors *so even if u get to an A:\ there is no HD there as it cant see it. *:'( *i`ve tried various partition managers but most of them just make the laptop freeze, i dont know why they discontinued the product it is good maybe too good, it was for dos and win3.1, i wonder if there is similar products availible now for win NT/XP anyone?
January 4th, 2005, 02:21 PM
I had the same problem with Dialock boot on my laptop, the fix was to:
1: Move the harddrive to a laptop with a CD-ROM drive if the present laptop has not already got one.
2: Boot from a Linux cd (I used SuSe 6.1)
3: Use The delete partion under expert button in the Yast partitioning tool. (under SuSe 6.1)
4: Replace HDD into the origional laptop and Fdisk + format as if it was a new drive.
5: Sorted :)
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