New Laptop Conundrum!!! OS locks down.
I'll try to be brief and to the point. I bought a laptop off ebay listed as "has bios password"...Turns out it had a bios supervisor password and a windows password. Long story short, I managed to remove both passwords and ended up formatting the hard drive after figuring out it had a password protected version of Deep Freeze, ugh! Upon reinstalling windows 7 everything was hunky dory for a couple hours, but then out of the blue a white screen takes over and states that computer belongs to "xxxxxx" and is rendered unusable. Next, I booted a live linux cd, wiped the harddrive, and set all values to zero. Thinking this would remove any pesky security programs that apparently were still lurking on the HD. Reinstalled windows 7 again. Same result. There is some kind of embedded security and I can't figure out how to remove or disable it. I thought it must be on the HD, but I don't know how that is possible since I ran dd if=/dev/zero. Any ideas??? (Note: I noticed a windows ems boot menu after I formatted????) Please help :)