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[unlock.exe] Software Locked all Privilege and Unable to Unlock

Q: [unlock.exe] Software Locked all Privilege and Unable to Unlock

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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Hey All,

Recently my company provided me with a Windows 10 SOE image as part of a UAT. The image includes Symantec Endpoint Encryption which utilizes Bitlocker for encryption.

I went through all of the motions with the C:\ drive to be encrypted and even printed the recovery key. Well, at some point I plugged in a few My Passport USB drives and they became locked by Bitlocker To Go. Everytime I try to unlock or click on these drives it asks for the 48-bit key which I don't have because I never was prompted to encrypt/lock these drives.

IT says that there are no keys stored on the servers for these USB drives and suggested that this would be a "local" encryption. However, they also stated that they wouldn't be encrypted unless I was prompted about it. So, there's this mystery about how these USB drives came to be locked.
I've been doing some research and the closest I've come is getting some output about the protectors:

c:\Windows\System32>manage-bde -protectors g: -get
BitLocker Drive Encryption: Configuration Tool version 10.0.10011
Copyright (C) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Volume G: [Label Unknown]
All Key Protectors
Numerical Password:
ID: {27319850-4EB5-42AC-9BA5-1C0CCB997EE7}
External Key:
ID: {A4A49BE5-70A4-4388-8B2F-8C13B1CA765C}
External Key File Name:

I've tried to copy the .bek file to another non-encrypted/locked USB but get... Read more

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http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=242917. This will explain it all. I have did what it says to do but nothing works. I am the only one who uses my computer at home and I don't have it locked. When the message shows it will let me click ok without putting my administrater password, (which I have no idea what it is anyway!) I have tried to change screensavers and all (my official screensaver is my pictures slideshow) but I have no clue at what to do! Can someone help me with this problem? I have windows xp pro. And I can't figure out how it did all this!
Thanks for reading, Harley Babe

A:Administrator Unable to Unlock a "Locked" Computer

That you can click okay without entering a password and have it work just means that you do not have a password on your account.
As they say, the problem is caused by a bad screensaver.
You need to remove that one.
Have you tried changing the screensaver to none and then change all settings to always on ?
Did you do the registry edit microsoft tells you to do there?
What about boot to safe mode and change the screensaver?

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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.

A:How to unlock a locked a user account in windows xp?

Reboot the PC!

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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,

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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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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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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Hi folks - I have been sent an application form in Word which when printed out tends to lose some text in the pre-set fields. I wanted to increase the row heights to see if I could get all the text printing out, but the pre-set fields (i.e. fields with information and headings supplied as part of the form) cannot be selected for editing - all options are greyed out. Even "Edit/Select All" appears to be disabled.

Is this form locked in some way so it can't be edited? I did a very preliminary google search which suggests that documents can be locked in this way, and I can see the advantages for form submissions by email - but is there a way to solve the printing problem so I can get a hard copy printed out without missing text?

Many thanks for any help

A:Solved: Locked Word table format - how to unlock?

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I had a simple question about Windows 7 Enterprise. I am a computer technician in a corporation serviceing 7000+ PC's. In the past (on Windows XP Professional) when a user would lock the computer we as administrators could unlock the computer and
force the log off of the user. Can this feature or one similar be applied In Windows 7 Enterprise if Fast User switching is turned off?

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I just have to say that this AdministrativeUnlock.dll is awesome for our school's computer lab environment.  We almost tweaked the code to our liking and it works with Windows 10!  We made the tile a "Sign Out" button for ALL our students
to just log off the user who has locked the screen, whether intentionally or unintentionally.

Now, is there a way to just bypass that first authentication challenge?  Once the force log off happens, the students have to authenticate to get back in again anyway, so it doesn't make any sense to have to enter their credentials twice.

Can someone out there guide us through this code change?  (My C++ skills are amateur at best)

Your time and help will be greatly appreciated.



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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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HP Laptop came hard-coded with the function keys locked to some stupid things. instead of fn+f1 to get help its just f1 to get help. theres no lock/unlock button either. the fn+f1 button gives me the opposite of what it should do. if i want to fullscreen (f11) i cant actually hit f11 i have to hit fn+f11, or else ill hit the "next media file" button. how do i change/disable/remove this? its been like this since i got it day one, two years ago.

A:Locked function Keys. How do i find the unlock feature windo...

Hi, You can change the default action as follows. Shut down the notebook.  Tap away at the esc key as you start the notebook to enter the Start-up Menu.  Select the Bios option ( f10 ), then make the change shown in the document on the following link. http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c02035108&DocLang=en&docLocale=en_US&... Regards, DP-K

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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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I have a software program for school installed on my computer. It has 4500 questions and doesn't give the answers. I am looking for an unlock code. It is the Saunders comprehensive RN NCLEX review.

A:Software unlock

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I am unable to unlock my computer. When i try to enter password it will not let me. Just keeps making that "dink" sound.

A:unable to unlock computer

Duplicate post - please keep your replies here.
windows xp

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Hey, im looking for some software that will let me lock the my workstation and will ask me for a USB Key to unlock it. So i pop in my USB pen and it will unlock.

Any Suggestions? Preferably Free if possible

Thanks in advance

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Guys last night I followed this tutorial on how to have the Recycle Bin show up on the taskbar: Recycle Bin - Pin to Taskbar and it worked great. But then like a complete idiot I deleted the Trash folder I had saved in directory I used to save it in. This of course ruined the whole procedure (hindsight is a great thing) and the "undo delete" function didn't restore any the functionality wither. So I decided to start from scratch. However, when I got to the part about right clicking the task bar and going to Toolbars-New Toolbar there was a menu entry for the Trash folder I had created earlier which was ticked. I unticked it and ever since then I can't lock or unlock the taskbar. I can tick and untick but it doesn't do anything. System Restore didn't fix it so I'm at a loss. I created a new user account to see if it worked from there and it does. So I thought maybe my user profile had become corrupt during the processes I outlined above and decided to follow the tutorial on how to fix an corrupt user profile here: Fix a corrupted user profile
But I can't copy the user files over as I keep getting an access denied/require permission message when trying to do so. Any advice lads? I should left well enough alone

A:Unable to lock/unlock the taskbar

try doing a system restore and then start again if you really want the recycle bin on your taskbar

System Restore - Windows 7 Forums

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Hi, I have set a password on a file using "Folder Security" software. I have formatted C drive and re installed same operating system. The folder security software was also formatted. When I re-installed the "Folder security" software and tried to open the previous locked files, the files were not getting opened. Please provide a solution to get back those locked files.

A:Solved: Folder security software - unlock

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Hi.Recently, I was told to download some softwares by a friend, and running them before patching some other softwares on my computer. After which, I realised that my IE settings are blocked/restricted/limited. Next, I realised that on mIRC it is locked and I do not have any means to join other channels.Using HijackThis tutorial + its software, I've managed to remove the IE settings limitations. However, that is not for the case of mIRC. There may be some other problems together with this patching done, which I may not have noticed.Can mIRC lock be removed through HijackThis? Merely uninstalling and reinstalling doesn't work.Is it okay for my computer's log to be looked through, and the potential harms be brought up to my attention? Your time will be appreciated.Thank you!*EDIT:I've removed the mIRC password lock through editting the registry key, and it worked.However, the opened channels still auto close whenever I try joining.May I ask if my logs could be looked through to see if my computer is clean and such? Thank you.---The below is the log from HijackThis:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:13:45 PM, on 9/18/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\... Read more

A:Unable To Unlock Mirc Due To Running Some Files

to BleepingComputer.comI want to apologise that it has taken so long to get back to you. We on the HJT Team are working as fast as possible to get your log answered.If you would still like help, please post a new HiJack This log below, as things may have changed on your system.If you do not still need help, please let me know, so that I can move on to other users who still need help.Please take note of the following:While a HJT Team member is working with you, please refrain from making any changes to your computer.Also, even if things appear to be running better, there is no guarantee that everything is finished. Please continue to check this forum post in order to ensure we get your system completely clean. We do not want to clean you part-way up, only to have the system re-infect itself. If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.Please reply using the button in the lower left hand corner of your screen.Old topics are closed after 3 days with no reply, and working topics are closed after 5 days. If for any reason you cannot complete instructions within that time, that's fine, just put a post here so that I know you're still here. We get a lot of people who simply leave, and if there is no contact for that amount of time I will have to assume you have "vanished" .Please do an online scan with Kaspersky WebS... Read more

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I'm trying to encrypt my drive with bitlocker..

I'm following the steps here
Scenario 1: Turning On BitLocker Drive Encryption on an Operating System Drive (Windows 7)

When I get to step 5, reboot to see if the system can read the keys could be read.
Upon reboot, windows displays an error..
I can not find anything about this, except for Vista, which says to tweak something in group policy.. But that option isn't there under windows 7 :X

A:[SOLVED] 7: TPM was unable to unlock the drive... bitlocker

Ran a bios update, because I seemed to be 1 version behind.. Nada.
Thinking about trying truecrypt :x

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Hi There

I upgraded a HP laptop to the newest windows 10 version and as per organization requirements started bitlocker encryption on the windows drive.  While the encryption was running the user who uses the computer, for some reason had restarted
the computer while encryption was in progress.

After the restart, it showed an error 0xc0000225 "Unable to find file winload.exe" 
It was not displaying the Bitlocker unlock screen so as to unlock the drive.
I also saved the recovery key and have it printed. 
Although after booting using a win10 usb and using CMD off the bootable usb to try unlock the drive, it did not work.
I used the command  x:\>windows\system32> manage-bde -unlock e: -rp "the 48digit key" 
but it said the password wasnt able to unlock the drive. Not sure why as I have the right key. 
Also note that I used the new encryption method that works only on windows 10.

I also tried removing the harddisk and connecting it to another PC that has windows 10 version 1511 and when clicking unlock drive it says that I need a newer version of windows to unlock the drive. How can that be when I have the newest version??

The user has some important data to recover and any help is appreciated to unlock the drive
The HDD is also a samsund SSD drive


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I just downloaded StartOrbz Studio, but when I try to change my Start Orb, an error appears.

If anyone knows how to fix it, please tell me :/

This is the error and my current processes:

------------------------------------ EDIT ----------------------------------------------------

I changed the file permissions on the Security tab (right click> Properties) and added my user to be able to modify the file. It worked.

A:StartOrbz Error (Was unable to unlock explorer.exe)

Have never used that particular program, I use the Windows Club "Windows 7 Start Orb Changer". Works like a charm! But anyway I know for it you have to have certain things enabled like Animations etc. in your Performance options.

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Hi, we are experiencing this issue lately in our domain and it happens randomly to some of our users where they cannot unlock their computer.

We are sure the user account is not locked in AD and nor password is expired. The user account was successfully used for log in when the computer first turned on but when trying to unlock their computer after locking it, it says "The username or password
is incorrect".  It seems to only happens when the computer is connected to domain network. When we unplug the LAN cable, the computer can be unlocked normally using their account password. But it will happen again when the computer is locked while connected to domain.
We have to unplug the LAN cable again and this will keep happening constantly until we restart or force shutdown the computer. Even after restarting the computer, things will only go normally for a few times until it then showing the same behavior again.
Our active directory is using windows 2012 R2 server and never had any of this issue before. Can anyone please help us? Many thanks in advance.

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Hi I am facing serious problem, I had an OS (windows 10 pro), and I locked a drive by bitlocker. there is no issue with password in that windows. but when I install a new window my password is not working, even my recovery keys are also not working.
I  am unable to open my drive. that drive contains so much personal and important  data.
Kindly help to get out of this Situation I wil be grateful

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Hello colleagues,

I have a following issues with laptop Dell Latitude E7450 with Windows 7x64 Enterprise:
1)During startup Windows OS I'm get a BSOD screen with error UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME 0x000000ED
2)When I'm launching Repairing Mode system asking for entering a Bitlocker Recovery Key(it stored in AD) to unlock drive.

I'm manually put an appropriate key for that machine, but nothing happened afterwards, Repairing Mode doesn't start and on screen I see a window with entered password and laptop is hanging up.

What I tried to do
1) start from CD/DVD drive and chose "Repair Your Computer" --> See two screens: System Recovery Options and Bitlocker Drive Encryption Recovery. System Recovery Options locked until proceed with manually input Bitlocker key-->
Put an appropriate key and nothing happened afterwards, everything is hang up and only possible to switch off with power button
2) start from CD/DVD drive chose unlock drive via cmd put command manage-bde -unlock C: -RecoveryKey ... and left laptop for 1-2 hours but I didn't got any resultant message that drive is unlocked.

Could you please help me with that case? Any ideas, suggestions are welcomed!)

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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:

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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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Hello , I have a Dell Inspiron 530 running Windows Vista Home. I am trying to access the system BIOS and it has a red password log in screen. I tried to guess and enter several log in passwords including  the word DELL and none of them worked. I didn't want to enter too many wrong passwords because I didn't know if the system would lock me out. Can anyone help me by pass the BIOS log in password or some how disable it ? Thank You in advance.

A:Dell Inspiron 530 BIOS is locked with password requesting help to unlock BIOS

Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Request you to contact Dell team for the BIOS password either via DellTechCenter in Facebook or @DellCaresPRO on Twitter and they will be able to provide you a BIOS password once the ownership of the system is confirmed.
Do reach back for any query.
Regards,DELL-Akshatha MSocial Media and Community Professional#IWork4Dell

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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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