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My hard drive is locked and wont unlock

Q: My hard drive is locked and wont unlock


Just want to start off with saying I have read another similar post on this site which can be found here: [SOLVED] Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically.

It was promising as the poster was having the exact same errors as me fro the people recommending fixes as me but in the end it turned out he jut had a faulty piece of software. This is what I have done so fa an had no luck with.

I was running windows 10 but im currently running it from a USB stick.

So I was able to stick a memory stick in my PC hoping to reinstall windows on my second hard dive, but I noticed that my first hard drive wasn't dead after all as it wasn't letting me re format hard drive #2 for what ever reasons so I started browsing the tools.

I have gone through countless forums and tried all of this:

A lot of the forums recommended doing these commands, I got to the last one and it always said this:

I also tried resetting my PC. When I choose to reset my PC but keep the files it says

And with deletng the files

Ive also tried running chkdsk C: /f /r /x and the result was

Though I was able to browse through all the folders on my disk

The latest downloaded thing on the machine was a game, otherwise nothing before that.

Massive thanks in advance,

Preferred Solution: My hard drive is locked and wont unlock

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A: My hard drive is locked and wont unlock

You can mark the Windows Partition as Active using DiskPart:
If the drive is Marked as Read Only then you will need to Clear the Attribute:
Windows boot drive is locked, unlock drive [Solved] - Windows - Windows 8

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After the power strip was turned off by my 5 year old granddaughter my computer won't boot. It tries to repair itself but fails. I have tried tapping F12 to get to the boot menu but everything I have tried has failed. I don't have a recovery disk. Lesson learned there. I had the computer diagnose the startup and it found no problems.

I have tried to reset it but I get a message that says, "A required drive partition is missing."

If I try to refresh it says, "The drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again."

It has a Seagate hard drive #ST500DM002.

Can anybody tell me how to unlock the drive or anything else that would help? My computer skills are very limited.

Thanks, Danny

A:Dell 660s Won't Boot, Hard Drive Locked, How Do I Unlock

Ask Dell. They'll check if you're the owner then help you. Probably a password thing.

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hi my acer aspire E17 was upgraded to windows 10, something has happened and I can't reset my computer saying that my hard drive with windows is locked. I have tried lots of stuff but wont let me reste my computer with files?Help.

A:locked hard drive wont let me reset windows 10

check on BIOS if your HDD password is set as frozen:http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/32674/~/bios-password-frozen

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Recently I downloaded a software "EasyDriveLock.V4" trial version having mentioned 5 free trials. Using this software I locked my D:\ drive and checked for the same and found its access denied, but when i'm trying to unlock it with the same software the D:\ has greyed out for unlocking and directs the page to the software site asking for purchasing though it was a free trial version.

Please help

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Ok this for the first hard drive I've been trying to unlock my original hard drive again I have a second hard drive that is also locked an would like to get both unlocked so I've been working on the 1st drive to get it unlocked I will try to list what I've
tried to get it unlocked.
I've tried running :
Chkdsk.  f,v,r,l,x,    bootrec/fixmbr , fixmbr , fixboot , scans , rebuildbcd.   Wmic I've tried using different items from here even tried bitlocker cmd.   Bdehdcfg.exe , manage-bide.exe , repair-bide.exe , manage-bde-status an
said that bit is unlocked I've tried booting from a CD , flash drive ,int & my ext drive tried all kinds of things an I'm not getting any where and very frustrated cause now having a new drive to also become locked and trying to getting unlocked using
some of these item on it also an got no where with it and i really wondering why this is happening an what would be causing this issue is win 10 or my WD backup drive I'm at a lost in this matter an could use so e assistance in this matter with both drives
I've kept a booklet and written down things about issue an all my items that I've saved stuff on my phone & tablet to try. 
Thank you in advance for any assistance , Shagg(Jerry)

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I have an Asus T300LA Transformer with Win8.1. My keyboard stopped working so wanted to use the recovery utility, but when I get there it says my hard drive is locked and to unlock it. How do I do that?

A:Recovery says my drive is locked - how to unlock?

Are you using Encryption like TrueCrypt? If so, maybe you need to turn it of and decrypt the drive first?

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Hey Guys,

I needed*to install SQL Server 2014 Management Studio for a database course that I'm taking. I wasn't able to load the database, so I played around with the C drive permissions and I ended up losing all access to my C drive.*If I try to*go anywhere like Acer Recovery Management or C: Security Tab or UAC, I get "access is denied".*I have my Windows 8 recovery USB and I played around in the command prompt but ended up making it worse. (Before I could still log on and use Chrome) but now I'm getting "\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD - You'll need to use Recovery tools" It*messed up when I tried this command "bcdboot c:\Windows /l en-us /s x: /f ALL" I tried all the other commands from this website:


except for the paid software:

Easy Recovery Essentials ?

but haven't bought it yet. I know*it can be fixed*from the command prompt but I'm not sure how. When I try "Reset*/ Refresh your PC" from the recovery media, I still get "The drive where windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again"*I have all my files saved on Google drive so I don't mind losing anything. What can you suggest?

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Hey Guys,

I needed to install SQL Server 2014 Management Studio for a database course that I'm taking. I wasn't able to load the database, so I played around with the C drive permissions and I ended up losing all access to my C drive. If I try to go anywhere like Acer Recovery Management or C: Security Tab or UAC, I get "access is denied". I have my Windows 8 recovery USB and I played around in the command prompt but ended up making it worse. (Before I could still log on and use Chrome) but now I'm getting "\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD - You'll need to use Recovery tools" It messed up when I tried this command "bcdboot c:\Windows /l en-us /s x: /f ALL" I tried all the other commands from this website:


except for the paid software:

Easy Recovery Essentials
but haven't bought it yet. I know it can be fixed from the command prompt but I'm not sure how. When I try "Reset / Refresh your PC" from the recovery media, I still get "The drive where windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again" I have all my files saved on Google drive so I don't mind losing anything. What can you suggest?

A:The drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the..

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Unable to upgrade from 8.1 to Windows 10, keep getting the error message that the drive where windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again. Unsure what to do next, I shut down Norton Security but made no difference.

A:The drive where windows is installed is locked. Unlock.....

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I bought a new Samsung SSD with self-encrypting capabilities.In the HP Bios/settings, I had the possibility to put a "drive lock" on the disk (I think it's OPAL). I installed an OS, worked for a couple of weeks, everything went fine. During startup, I always had to enter a password to unlock the drive, which is exactly what I wanted. Today, I booted the notebook again, this time I maybe mistyped the password two times, now the drive is locked. I do have the correct password here, but I can't find an option within the BIOS to unlock the drive. No matter where I click within the BIOS, it always tell's me "Drive is Locked". Now, how can I *unlock* the drive when I have the correct password?I tried:  * Security -> DriveLock -> "Set DriveLock Password" -> Error: Drive is Locked  * Security -> DriveLock -> disable "DriveLock password on restart" -> has no effect Help

A:HP Folio 9470m: Drive is Locked - how to unlock?

Answering myself: I don't know it was because of my entering SpareRecovery (and rebooting) or if the Drive Lock expired, but I was able to unlock the drive.

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1st of all, im not sure in which topic i have to post this issue,
sorry if im post it in wrong page

unlock.exe <-- using this software, its locked all the access, and unable to unlock,

/me if this software run has admin, we can unlock it back,
but, the rite click was disabled,
to repair registry, locked too,
to access C:, locked too...

Its all checked - have to unchacke

Ubah - Change
Keluar - Exit
Settingan yang diubah - changed settings
Tambah Toolbar - Add Toolbar
Hapus History - clear History
Tidak ada autorun - No Autorun
Jam Taskbar - Taskbar Clock

The Software -

Please Guide me,
Thanx alot...

- NavinS

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i have drive d locked with bitlocker and it is size is 30 giga and it has only some megabytes free and after restarting windows bitlocker cannot unlock it and show error code.
i also tried to use repair-bde D: E: -pw  -force but it give me same error 
LOG ERROR: 0xc0000030
Failed to open 'D:'. (0x8007007a)

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Well I wouldnt actually say it's locked, but I know i'm confused. I have this external hard drive, and when I was running vista somehow locked the drive, and when i installed windows 7 it took me forever but I finally got to access my files. Only now if I hook it up to a different computer I can't access it, while my other hard drive I have no problems. Also the files on the drive all have pictures of locks on them which is just annoying. Anyone have any ideas as what I can do to solve this?


A:Unlock a hard drive

Have a read of this thread - Take Ownership of file, which is written by one of the mods from here, and it works for Windows 7.

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I have just tried to Refresh my Windows 8.1 installation, but when running the refresh Windows 8.1 came up with an error I have not seen before, let alone do the refresh.

It displayed a message saying "The Drive is Locked, you will have to unlock the drive to continue" so HOW do you unlock a Hard Drive please ?

Hope someone knows how to do this before I either pull my hair out, or start from scratch and re-format the drive and do a complete new install of Windows 8.1

One thing I have done about a week ago which may be causing this problem is I converted the Drive from MBR to GPT and if this has locked the drive, I am still in the position of not knowing how to fix the problem.

Thanks in advance


A:How to unlock Hard Drive

If you still had the disk set with MBR its a simple fix, not sure how to fix it with GPT

To Fix a a corrupt MBR (Master Boot Record) or corrupt BCD (Boot Configuration Data) follow these steps to repair your PC.
To fix this problem, follow these steps:
1) Insert your Windows installation CD and boot the computer using the CD.
2) As the computer boots, you need to navigate through these prompts to get to the Command Prompt:
- First it asks what language and keyboard you use on the Windows Setup screen. Click the Next button.
- Then on the next screen click the link on the bottom that says "Repair your computer"
- Then on the Choose an option screen, click the Troubleshoot link.
- Then on the Troubleshoot screen, click the Advanced options link.
- Then on the Advanced options screen, click the Command Prompt link.
3) Enter these commands at the command prompt:
- Type: bootrec /fixmbr and press the Enter key
- Type: bootrec /fixboot and press the Enter key
- Type: bootrec /RebuildBcd and press the Enter key
- Then it will ask Yes or No, type: Y
4) After typing the command above, the problem should be fixed. You can follow these steps to restart your computer:
- If you are still in the command prompt type: exit and press the Enter key
- You may want to remove the Windows CD from your computer before restarting.
- Then on the Choose an option screen click the Continue link.
Your computer should now restart normally.

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I have locked my D drive of harddisk by software, and now i am trying hard to unlock that drive, but no change. now how i unlock my D drive of hard disk? by microsoft windows xp professional version 2002

Please help me and tell me how i unlock my D drive,

A:How to unlock my Hard drive

Welcome to TSF

I think you are SOL buddy. If you dont know how then how are we going to help? What software did you use? Whats on the D;| drive?

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Team - Trouble here!! Have ~730 GB of data on my 1TB iOmega HDD. Turned on BitLocker on my Windows 7
system, set password, created and saved recovery key file, and i saw it started encrypting (very slowly, which i think is normal). Left it there for hours and when i came back I saw it is asking me for my password for my unlocking... which i entered and it
just wont open. Goes "NOT RESPONDING". I did not lose power during the initial encryption and neither did i pull out the HDD (to my knowledge) even though I read in the MS content that encryption should resume the next time a drive is plugged in,
it it got interrupted the first time or whatsoever.

However, started my research and was shocked to find several people have had similar problems. Also references that data must be backed up before encrypting (may
be common sense). Well, i have not done that, did not know that a simple of act of encrypting could be such a crime, especially when you are encrypting what you have just taken a backup off - before proceeding towards a formatting of my laptop.

Tried the manage-bde commands and the results are in a pic that i cannot attach. Interestingly, i find that the "manage-bde -status" command shows "conversion status" and "percentage of encryption" as unknown. Is this normal? I
do not really remember seeing any screen (when i came back after hours to check the status of the initial BitLock'ing) stating "hey i am done&quo... Read more

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need more space

A:how to unlock old xbox hard drive

Well, not the longest post.. if you want to remove it for pc, just format it. Otherwise, bit more info

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just got this old xbox drive and dont know the first thing about software to get this in a useable state need help unlocking this.

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ok it's a WD80EB-28CGH2 date 11/ NOV/02 western digital i never tried to hook this up before, because it is said that most xbox hdds have locks that can only be read and unlocked by the mother board, but i dont have the mother board. I never hooked up a extra drive on my xp pc and every time i try to do so nothing will pop up, i dont know where to look to use or open the drive. Im not connecting this threw special usb hdd cable im useing the inside drive connections that the only way i can do this.

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I just made a mistake and put a locking type SATA cable in my computer and now cannot get it out. The idea is good but the design leaves a lot to be desired. I am afraid of damaging the motherboard by just pulling this thing out of the socket.

I have another identical cable to look at and experiment on and pressing on the metal device on the sides of the head does not do anything that I can see.

Is there a secret to getting these out of the sockets? Once out, I will not be using these again.


A:How to unlock SATA hard drive cable?

Actually, pushing the metal release does depress the two small latches. Try this. Depress the metal release, and put the connector INTO the board first and wiggle it around gently. Then, gently pressing it away from the metal catch, try to remove it.

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Hello, I have an acer aspire one that has been sitting around and I have not been able to use it because the hard disk got locked with a password randomly one day... that was years ago, now I am just trying to do a clean install and wipe everything from the hard drive but I cant even access it. I got ultimate boot cd to start off a usb drive and have tried using dariks boot and nuke, and hdd erase 4... unfortunately hdd erase says it cant access a partition, and DBAN just scrolls forever with a bunch of letters and numbers and does not go to the progress of the autonuke or dod/dodshort screen. So then I tried using HDAT2 off of ultimate boot CD and even then I cant wipe it because it says I need the password... I try using "unlock" but then it says "aborted press any key" or something similar. I need help wiping this drive clean, any help would be appreciated.

A:How can I unlock my hard drive clean with HDAT2?

I have heard people saying that they were able to format a locked HDD with Ubuntu Live CD.

Worth trying.

You may download Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 32bit from Download Ubuntu Desktop | Ubuntu

You may burn the ISO to a CD or create a bootable pen drive with that ISO using Rufus Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way

Then have a look at this article How to Format a Hard Drive on an Ubuntu Live CD | eHow.com

Let us know how it went. Yep, I would say that you will be experimenting .

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i have 1 T external Hard that is encrypt by Bitlocker tool .... when in plug in my hard into my computer and enter unlock password it doesn't open it and shows responding error ...i try with the others computers and in shows same error...i have a very very
important files and information in my hard...and i didn't save my recovery password ...please please help me...

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I own an external hard drive of 500GB Seagate Go in which i have stored many valuable data. While encrypting this drive accidentally the laptop {in which i am using Windows7) went off the encryption was 14% done and the drive was set to auto-unlock on my
laptop. when i restarted the my laptop was unable to unlock the drive (It's reading the drive but not showing on windows explorer and i tried to mange it from bitlocker drive encryption in control panel but bitlocker stopped responding) so I tried to unlock
this on my friend's computer but again the same thing happened after that i tried other steps from




but nothing seems to work out.

suppose the other information needed are as follows:

BitLocker Drive Encryption Recovery Key

 The recovery key is used to recover the data on a BitLocker protected drive.

To verify that this is the correct recovery key compare the identification with what is presented on the recovery screen.

Recovery key identification: 516G88BE-4141-42

Full recovery key identification: 516F88BE-4141-42D8-A247-4997D3F57FDA

BitLocker Recovery Key:

<... Read more

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Western Digital WD My Passport 2 TB external hard drive
Western Digital's security software allows a password to be set on the external drive, encrypting it. When the drive is connected to a PC, a virtual CD (VCD) partition runs (via autorun) an unlocker utility WD Drive Unlock.exe, that allows password entry.
When I connect the locked drive to a Windows 7 PC (that does not have any WD software installed), the autoun popup appears and I select "Run WD Drive Unlock.exe". At that point, User Account Control (UAC) elevation prompt appears, requiring Administrator
password in order to continue.
WD Drive Unlock then lets me enter password.
Because of UAC elevation, the unlocker can be used only by an Administrator user or by a standard user account who knows the Administrator password.

Is UAC elevation prompt truly necessary?
Is it appearing because Western Digital hasn't coded the unlocker exe correctly, or would any such utility require UAC elevation?

I'd like to find a way that a standard user account can run the unlocker to enter passsword and access the external drive, without having to know the Windows Admin password.

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Hi all,

I'm using a laptop (pentium III, 128mb, 20gb) with a qwerty keyboard. The problem is that some keys are locked in Fn mode. Such as p (is -) o (is 6) etc..
I tries rebooting, hitting f11, f10, system restore but it didnt work. The strnage thing is that other keys such as all the F (1to 12) keys which also have a second function with Fn seem to work like normal.
When I use the Fn key with for instance p I get p but when I hit p without Fn I get -.
Any ideas?

A:Fn key locked and cant unlock

Is this an external keyboard? See if there is a numlock button (possibly turned on in the bios on boot up) and try pushing that. Laptop make and model and keyboard make and model would help us give you better advice.

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Requested sir
                        first when i stored my all data in my seagate hard drive then i used to put a password in my hard drive and in that
similar moment my laptop was discharged and closed and due to that now i am unable to open and access my seagate hard drive , also i have with me the correct password and the recovery key with me . but yet its not working . please do help me to open my bit
locker encryption to open my hard drive .

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My lenovo Thinkpad Yoga S1 wont boot at all I've tried unplugging the battery,etc The only way I can get the computer to boot is when I unplug the hard drive then it boots into boot manager I've tried to reset bios without any luck The last thing I did was update my bios before it wouldn't boot anymore  any ideas?

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My lenovo Thinkpad Yoga S1 wont boot at all I've tried unplugging the battery,etc The only way I can get the computer to boot is when I unplug the hard drive then it boots into boot manager I've tried to reset bios without any luck The last thing I did was update my bios before it wouldn't boot anymore  any ideas?

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Here I have my problem.
This threads title message appears during boot up. There is also "cmos checksum error - defaults loaded", because I cleared bios. If I don't plug in the keyboard, "keyboard error or no keyboard present" message appers too. I predict this is not keyboard issued problem neither cmos. Once has computer booted properly, so I was able to configure bios settings, but I did not connect hd preventing multiple starting and stopping. I did reset to computer twice or three time checking if everything is ok (there obviously "disk boot failure ..." message showed up at the end of bios bootup proces). Then I turned off computer, connected hd ide cable and power and started it again. Titled message was written out again. I am confused, because I'm sure I don't have keylock switch. There is a keylock conector, but it is disconnected.
Problem had already appeared few years ago.
Please help solving this problem. Any suggestion would be good. Thank You.

A:keyboard is locked out - unlock the key

Checksum error is generally an indication that the CMOS battery is flat. It's the thumbnail sized watch-type battery on the motherboard. As far as your keyboard is concerned, what your problem is likely to be is a key is stuck on your keyboard and it's simply the fact that startup has got further that it's telling you this. Please try another keyboard before worrying about more expensive devices. I know it seems simple and mundane, but it's always a good idea to start troubleshooting from the bottom up.

Good luck.

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Suddenly on day some of my folders was locked. (Windows Explorer)
Virus was my first thought and used Bootable AVG Antivirus CD. Result zero.
Then I tried an Unlocker but no.
Then I tried to change ownership but no.
Then I once more tried a virusscan with Trinity Recue-kit from CD. But no.
(Those Scan software was downloaded and burned on an other PC)

But when I use Free Commander nothing is locked.
I use Windows 7 Home premium and Firefox/Thunderbird.

A:Unlock locked folders.

Please provide an example of which folder is locked.
Feel free to include a screen shot. :)

Is this the product to which you refer? FreeCommander - freeware file manager

Did you install FC after the problem began, or had FC been installed before the problem began?

Can you relate the onset of the problem to the installation / update / removal of any program, to include W7?


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I have a user who's computer was locked and he was unable to unlock it. The screen to unlock the screen showed fine, but the username and password were greyed out. No function key allowed access to it and the username was not filled in.

The computer is a Acer Travelmate C111-ti. XP SP1.

Anyone have any idea why the unlock screen would not allow access to the computer? The user does have admin rights to the machine.

A reboot allowed back in, but I would like to fix the machine and not just reboot it, in case this happens again.

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I am Running Windows XP and i came across a problem where i have multilple files are green like history_report.doc and it wont let me open it or even try unlock it through the properties tab. i was wondering what is the best way to solve that problem

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I have never had this before...I have a locked file and I cannot figure out how to unlock it. I am an avid Photoshop user. To day I was editing a picture and when I went to save it, message is locked go to explorer to unlock. I did and I cannot figure what to do. I have about 12 files in a file, only one is locked, all of the rest I can edit and save with no problem. The pic are on a card, I put card into down loader and put them into a new folder for them...and I start the editing procedure...edit and save. until I get this new message on just on file(image) and i cannot figure out how to unlock it.(it is driver me crazy) I could delete it and go on with life and but it is bugging me because I like the picture.
So in simple terms and step by step how do I correct this situation
The pc is a dell with win 7 ultimate on it

A:how to unlock a locked file

Right click the locked file and click on Properties,
Go to the Security section/ Advanced button of the bottom of the page,
Permissions section/ Change permissions button on the bottom,
Check the box Include Inheritable permissions from this objects parent/ Apply and Okay/ Okay/Okay.
The lock should be removed.
Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups

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How do I unlocked locked files in XP?

A:Unlock locked files in XP

Which files are they and type? Who's files are they? Which directory (folder) are the files in?

We need a detailed description of what you are trying to do so we can better assist you.
I edited your title to your thread so that other members can find the same issues on the web.

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I have been working with Gringo on a computer infection problem. The Topic in the Vista forum is "Yet Another Windows Vista Restore attack", posted under my name; and Gringo has been *exceedingly* helpful. We were getting close to resolving the problem, and when I didn't hear anything for 3 days, I checked back; and the topic is now locked.

I am not familiar with the processes in this forum. What do I do at this point to re-open the topic, and to get back in touch with Gringo? I'd like to wrap this up, if I could. This forum has been extremely helpful; and I appreciate the great response from all of you.

A note in Gringo's messages said that I should "bump" the topic; but I don't know what that means. Please let me know how to reinstate our discussion in that topic.


A:Help! My Topic is locked; how do I unlock it?

It appears that this issue is resolved, therefore I am closing the topic. If that is not the case and you need or wish to continue with this topic, please send me or any Moderator a Personal Message (PM) that you would like this topic re-opened.I'll reopen your topic, and send gringo a PM to let him know. In the future however, please be sure to carefully read all posts.This topic will vanish in the next day or so.Thank you,~BladeForum Global Moderator

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anyone I cant find the answer anywhere

A:How do I unlock my Locked cpu multiplier?

Is computer made by an oem like Dell, Gateway, HP, etc. Or one you made?

If it an oem then you will not be able to.

Post back and tell us.

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I attempted to log on to my microsoft windows xp. Than this message appeared stating that " my account was locked out" how do i access my computer?

Help? :(

A:My only account on xp was locked out!! how do unlock it?

See if you can login as administrator.

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I have tried restoring but I get a message that the HDD is locked. booted from windows 8 disk tried using bootrec to repair but I screwed up and skipped the last step now it can not find an os.

A:repairing laptop wont boot says drive locked

Using the Install Disk, go to a command prompt and type:

bcdboot c:\Windows /s
Then Reboot.

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Hello, I have a Dell Latitude CPx 500Megahertz pc. I got it second hand and it has worked fine but recently the hard drive locked up and requires a password. I am trying to bypass the password and boot it back up. I do not have any internal floppy or cd rom drives, only a PCMAI card. I am currently running XP Pro on my system. If any one can help either with the password or to jump the motherboard and show me how to do so with a diagram of any sort. I would appreciate it. Thank you

A:Hard Drive locked, need hard drive password

Join the crowd: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic18780.html

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I receive this key upon bootup and have tried 3 different keyboards with same results.
I've tried clearing cmos/replacing battery but to no avail.
Obviously can't enter cmos or reinstall windows.
I've tried ctrl/alt/esc,f-2,del, .
I still get this cmos checksum error, keyboard locked, unlock key.
I've checked all the keys on all 3 keyboards.
Running win 98 1st ed on asus mobo.
Any and all suggestions welcomed - PLEASE !
The problem was the keylock was locked not the keyboard!
in other words if you have an older computer that has a keylock
on the front and you receive an error like (keyboard locked out ,
try unlocking key) it may mean the lock on the front itself and not the keyboard !
Thanks for any help though !

A:keyboard locked out, unlock key error(HELP)

It is possible to burn out or damage the keyboard port on the motherboard. If you have a usb port, you could try a usb keyboard, otherwise I think you are looking at a motherboard replacement. Maybe someone else will have a better solution

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I have a server 2008 Domain Controller and 35 Windows7 desktops. If a user was to lock a desktop, is the only way to unlock to "switch user" and start task manager to disconnect a user?

Used to be with a XP locked desktop in a domain, you could simply CTRL-ALT-DEL and log over a user with a "As you sure you want to logout htis user" message.

Any other setting, GPO, local settings to change that?



A:Win7 Locked Desktop and Unlock Options

That is because xp in domain environment can only have 1 user logged on at a time. So anyone logging in will prompt to kick the user out.

In vista and 7 yes if a user is logged on and someone switches user, the only way to log them off is to have the user do it, restart the pc, or task manager disconnect.

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How to unlock a locked a user account in windows xp? I mean after pressing windows key + L without a previous user login to his account and log off i can't log on to my own account.

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Reboot the PC!

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After installing a Windows 8.1 update to my Pavilion g7 it no longer completes boot. Went to system restore (f11) and tried various restores. I get an error saying my hard drive is locked and I must unlock it to proceed. Tried creating boot disk using recdisc from command prompt but got message that a file was missing. How do I unlock the hard drive?

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Hi Try this Boot from the win 8 DVDGo to command prompt and ran a few bootrec commands:Bootrec /fixMBRbootrec /fixBootbootrec /rebuildBCDI then went back into the win 8 auto repair and it seemed to work. Also attachin Video Link given below. Link

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I work for a school district and we had a student lock the hard drive with a password. Does anyone know how I can remove it. I have tried removing the battery and this did not do it. I have tried to flash the bios and I can not do that either. Any help would be appreciated.

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Mt. Zion School Dist

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when i start up one of my hard drives says it locked and i have 5 tries left what is this

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