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Q: HDD locked

I've got a problem which saying [ SATA port 0 ST320LT020-9YG142 Lock ] when I try to boot . all of my works are in it and i can't seems to boot it to windows, all it do is bring me to the password prompt! can anyone help me with the problem im facing? Lenovo IdeaPad S110

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Preferred Solution: HDD locked

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A: HDD locked

hi turtel,

Welcome to lenovo Community Forums!
The system seems to have a HDD Password that was incorrectly entered,

Go to the systems BIOS Page by hitting F2 when you turn on the computer
Once inside BIOS locate this page, I believe it is under Security and remove the passowrd,
NOTE: Removing the password will ask you to key it in first,


Regards
Solid Cruver





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I am Arun Kumar Kushwaha and I have discovered one Big Loophole/Security Leak in Microsoft's Windows 7 Operating System worldwide.
through which we can Access/Delete/Copy/Replace Important Data without Cracking/Resetting the Login Password in Windows 7 OS
and for this we not need any 3rd party Software/ CD/ DVD/ Pen drive/ CMD/ Script/ or any other means of hacking Devices/tool.

only through Windows 7 OS we can Access anybodies Computer Around the world, and user will never get to know that his/her computer has accessed by someone else.
This is purely Microsoft's Negligence towards user's Around the world.

U can assume how much serious is this Issue, if anybody can steal confidential Important data of Company/ Govt data/ or any other Sensitive Personal data of anyone who are using windows 7 OS.

I have Talked through telephone to MS India regarding this Issue and they told me that there is no loophole in their OS and can't be accessed by anyone without having Login Password or User need to Reset login Password with tool/software available.

also i have mailed to MS Technical support Team and also asked about this issue on Windows worldwide official support forum, but not get any meaning full response from them.

I am asking this message to here, coz i want to Spread this issue around the world, so every user can secure their Data and also MS can rectify this issue by releasing an OS Update.

Thanks for reading ..

Your's Truly
Arun Kumar Kushwaha

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Folks,
I had issues today with desktop icon refusing to move and very slow performance. While I have Zonealarm Pro as my spyware and firewall s/w and AVG as my virus software, I assumed that something had come through.

1 I down loaded Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware. It found the following:

Files Infected:
C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files\atmgr.exe (Trojan.Agent) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

2 I turned off and on the laptop, taking out the battery to make sure all was reset.

3 I reran the Virus, Spyware and Malware scans which all came back clean.

4 I restareted.

5 The problems persisted.
-The icons on the desktop are still locked (Auto arrange and arrange to grid are NOT turned on.)
-My mouse scroll wheel doesn't have any effect.
-After a restart, when I try to open IE, it takes itself into offline mode and trys to start a dial-up connection???

6 I downloaded HijackThis.exe and ran the scan.

7 I posted this. HijackThis scan details below.

Any advice would be appreciated. I'm non-techie, but reasonably competant, and follow instructions well!
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 14:18:31, on 14/11/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender... Read more

A:Trojan deleted but still: desktop icons locked, scroll wheel locked and makes IE work

Have now used Windows Malware checker and Spyware S&D too. Neither reported any problems. Burt I'm still having problems.
- Really slow startup.
- While the processes show nothing strange is happening, the machine has slowed to an almost halt.
- I'm now having difficulty logging in at all. Even in safe mode, when I getto the login hascreen, the password box won't open to allow me to log in. If I open in sradnard mode, I getone chance to login. i.e. it opens the passowrd box once and if I click smeplace else on the screen and the password box closes, then ihave to restart to get another chance.

Please help!
 

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Dear Forum BleepingComputer:
 
My computer has starter acting weird and I am not able to open some files or folder on my windows 8 computer.  I am now on safe mode, but unable to proceed as what to do.
Now I cannot access basic folders like:
c:/documents and settings
c:/users / owner / *.* almost all folders here are locked
All of the above folders have changed their icon to show that they are now shortcuts and I have tried to change permissions as the admin, but it still locks me out somehow?
I have a log Farbar Recovery Scan Tool....Can anyone out there help?
 
Maria Ram
Thanks
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version: 27-07-2016
Ran by Administrador (administrator) on MARIGLOBAL (01-08-2016 14:01:25)
Running from C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: Administrador (Available Profiles: Maria Ramirez & Administrador)
Platform: Windows 8 Single Language (X64) Language: Español (España, internacional)
Internet Explorer Version 10 (Default browser: FF)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(Qualcomm Atheros Commnucations) C:\Program Files (x86)\Bluetooth Suite\AdminService.exe
(Samsung Electronics CO., LTD.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Samsung\S... Read more

A:Help, Help Documents and settings LOCKED, almost all folders are locked

Please help I am desperate, thanks to anyone out there!

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Today, while restarting from hibernation, my laptop (Dell N7010  running Windows 7 (64-bit)) was showing a blue screen (as in "of death") with several words shown in a large white font. I only saw it briefly then password screen appeared. The words I saw on the blue screen said "Your Computer is(?) Locked". Since I successfully used it (still am), I put the message in the back of my mind. 
 
Several hours later, I put my laptop into hibernation again. When it came out, the password screen said that my computer was locked (attachment: "lock.gif"). That reminded me that I saw that this morning, too. But with no problem signing in, I had ignored it. Also, I watched closely but saw no blue screen with big "Computer Locked" message after this second hibernation.
 
I don't know what to make of this.
 
In between those hibernations, I Googled "booting windows 7 i saw blue screen with 'your computer has been locked' but my computer is NOT LOCKED" .
 
Bleeping was near the top of the hits. But Malwarebytes wouldn't let me go to the first hit because "Malwarebytes blocked a suspected bad URL or an unwanted program." Here's the URL: https://www.pcrisk.com/download-reimage; also, see attached "mal.gif". 
 
So there's THAT on top of the blue screen with "Your Computer ... Locked" and twice finding "Locked" above the password box.
 
I'm speechless.
 

Clearly Malwarebytes Premium (3.1.1) is taking care of me, It's automatically kept up... Read more

A:Blue screen: "Your Computer ... Locked" during boot; computer NOT locked

I do suspect that the Malwarebytes notification is not related. You just clicked a potentially malicious link. Your issue could be malware-related, but I can't tell from your description.
 
Anyway, please follow these  instructions and attach the requested files by replying to this topic. You may skip the part of step three where it instructs you to create a new topic, since you already have a topic here. There's no need to create another topic.

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Problem(s) - redirects in IE, locked windows logins, locked windows backgrounds - I assume this is all related.

History of actions to date:

Smitfraudfix appears to have corrected the ?RENOS? Trojan I had as I no longer get the pop ups and the background indicating I?m infected.

File ?WinHelpr.exe? was identified as having or being ? FAKEINIT Trojan. I renamed that file and Windows defender quarantined it.

What it is doing now that I decided to stop going it alone:

Safemode does not work - it shuts the PC down immediately.

Only one of the 4 logins works- 3 of them immediately log off.

For the 1 login that works I get to a point where the background picture is there - but no desktop icons or Taskbar at the bottom of the screen. CTRL_ALT_DEL does bring up Task Manger ? where I can force explorer to run via the ?FILE ? NEW TASK? pull down. Then the desktop icons and taskbar comes back. (Something had locked out TASK Manager before and SmitFraudfix corrected that)

I installed Malwarebytes ? had to rename it to winlogon to get it to actually run though.

SuperAntispyware.exe will not install ? I get an ?has encountered a problem and needs to close error?

Malwarebytes is currently running as I type this ? It?s been 14 minutes and only at 50000 files and it's found 9 objects. It?ll be a while before it is done.

Besides letting Malwarebytes do it?s thing and gettign it's log file ? what should I report back next with?

A:redirects in IE, locked windows logins, locked windows backgrounds

Hello jjkeane3rd and to BleepingComputer

For now, just post the Malwarebytes log. Once we've got that we'll work from there.

~Blade

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ok..now ive done and locked myself out of my other computer asking for password i don't have one.HELP...
 

A:Locked out ...help

Please see the TSG Rules, we no longer provide any help with lost passwords. Obviously, we can't determine the real intent here, so our policy is to abstain from any assistance in these matters.

http://www.techguy.org/rules.html
 

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Hi Guys,

Not sure if i've posted this question in the correct place, it not please tell me!!!

I was given a old computer from work which runs Windows XP Pro that was on the company network, when i got it home plug it in and log-in with the log-in details of the person who was using it at the office it all worked fine... I then tried to create a new user, so I could delete the old user off but couldn't, so i deleted the network on PC and it rebooted itself and now when i sign in with the login details it just says it wrong... =( could anyone HELP PLEASE???

Thanks

V
 

A:I've locked myself out of my PC! =(

we can not help you bypass security on a company PC as we do not know the validity of the request
so as we cannot assist with by passing passwords - closing this post
usually these PCs are part of domain and need to verify the user on a network,
You best bet would be to re-install the software - look at the CoA label http://www.microsoft.com/howtotell/content.aspx?pg=coa&displaylang=en on the PC and make sure it originally was supplied with XP Pro - then you can use an XP Pro disk and the key on the laptop
 

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I'm running Windows XP Media Center (SP3) and IE7. I have only one USER on my PC, with Admin. Privileges. Recent crashes of IE 7 - for unknown reasons - caused me to disable add-on's and then see if the problem continued. They did. So, I then attempted to access Internet options under the tools menu so I could delete old files, or even reset IE7 to defaults. When attempting to access these controls, I'm greeted with an access violation message informing me that I don't have access to these controls, and I need to contact my sys. admin. Well, he and I are both in trouble since we're one in the same and have no clue how to get around this restriction. I've checked my user account to ensure it does indeed have admin. privileges. I then attempted to access the internet options through the control panel, but XP simply locks-up when I do that. Evidently, something is working really hard to make sure I can't access those settings. Read on another forum that I may have inadvertantly caused problems with IE7 by installing XP SP3 "on top" of it. The article indicated IE7 should have been uninstalled prior to installing SP3, then reinstalled afterwards. Well, its too late to do that NOW. Thanks, Microsoft. Anyway, if any of you good folks have a possible solution to my problem, I'd really appreciate hearing it.

Thanks !

A:HELP? I've been LOCKED OUT of my PC!

Hi CalicoSilver and welcome to TSF !

I closed your poll since it's in no way related to your issue. We have a political discussions forum for such things.

Start in safe mode (press F8 at startup) and log as "administrator" (leave the password field blank if you didn't set any for the default admin account), do you still get the access denied message there ?

The solution could be to uninstall SP3, uninstall IE7 and reinstall SP3 :
You cannot uninstall Internet Explorer 7 or Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 after you install Windows XP Service Pack 3

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Rather than trash it, a friend gave me her old XP Pro system to run a bookkeeping spreadsheet. Since it will never be on the 'net, I deleted the AV, antispyware, and all the other superfluous stuff. It was set up to require a simple username and password at logon, such as Mary Smith, 100 Elm Street. She didn't mind me using the same info to logon, but, genius that I am, I decided to change them; and the computer name too, since I figured something like Mary's Bedroom wasn't very appropriate. In so doing, I tinkered with the computer name, username, domain, workgroup, and who knows what else. Bottom line, at bootup it comes up with the same username as before, but the old password doesn't work. I have tried every term I used while messing with it, as both username and password, with no luck. In safe mode, "Last known good configuration" doesn't work either. Is there some way to just get it back to the way it was? I promise never to screw with it again. Thanks

Edit: Did a search for "locked out" and saw that you're not allowed to reply to password issues. I don't want to crack a password, I just want to get it back to the way it was originally, if that makes a difference.
 

A:Locked myself out of XP

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had a bad virus.
removed it as completely as I can with AVG and microsoft malisc. software removal tool. and c cleaner.
all seems well except:
1) regedit has been "disabled by admistrator"
2)so has task manager
3) clock on desktop has changed to military time and includes the words VIRUS ALERT.
4) when attempting system restore, all available dates also have the words VIRUS ALERT on them.
this is windows XP media center edition, no network connected.
personal use. gateway laptop.
anything else I can add?
PLEASE Somebody?
thanx!
evv1

A:locked out?

i have taken care of the task manager thru gpedit, and turned the clock sync back on, no good results on the clock yet, but TM works now.
can I get to regedit from gpedit?

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Hi Guys.

My wife has recently been given an HP PSC 1215 laptop

on booting up, you are asked to press control/alt/delete, and the dialogue box appears asking for username and password, which we dont know.
Booting into safe mode, brings up the same dialogue box, which is the administrator password, which normally is not used.
Unfortunately someone has also set an administrator password, which we also dont know.
Is there any way of bypassing this login, or is it just a case of consigning it to the bin?

Thanks for any help
 

A:Locked lap top

Sorry you have just asked a forbidden question. This forum cannot help you. Please read the TSG rules.
 

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i have just bought a samsung notebook off a student returning home i decided to clean out the little things that were left in it and when turning back on to use it is just showing a blue screen and asking for a password ..it was going fine before this and i had used it for a few weeks without needing a password just i got bored and took these things out i found..help how do i bypass this or fix it thanks in advance if anyone can help me ..
 

A:locked out

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Content Removed.
Mod Edit
 

A:locked out

Hi anewusername, and welcome to TSG.

I am sorry to report that we are not able to help you with this particular problem

From the site's rules page:
Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with forgotten passwords and/or bypassing them. As there is no way to verify the actual situation and/or intentions, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.​
 

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I tried putting a password on my windows 2000 pro. and I can't get back in! I know what the password is supposed to be, but it's not working. Is there any way that I can overide the log in, so I can fix it?
 

A:locked out!

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I have an older Dell Inspiron 3800 laptop with XP Pro. It was operating pretty well but I ran system restore to a date about 10 days ago to clear up a small problem. When the system rebooted to the xp login screen it would no longer take my password. I tried booting into safe mode with the same results. It lists Administrator as the username just like before. I went into the bios and it said all of the passwords are disabled. A repair shop said there is a hidden OS password that is not located in the bios. We've been working on this for 2 days trying to find a reset. Any suggestions would be welcomed. This apparently is pretty technical.
 

A:Locked out of XP Pro - I need a pro on this

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my pc is locked. the only way to unlock it is to fill out a "survey" and its in German. I translated it. There is a link to download a file with the unlock code in it. The download doesn't work.

This is everything.


Your computer has been locked due to illegal activity.In order to unlock your computer you need to fill out a survey to prove that you are a human.
After completing a survey, you will download a txt file containing the needed code to unlock your computer

A:pc is locked

Hello Paden!

I'm going to help you with your malware related problem. Please read the following carefully, since it will help both of us to finish the job as fast as possible :)

Sometimes I will give you several steps for you to process. Please handle them in the mentioned order and copy either the logfile that is created into your thread or report if the step went well or what happened. If you don't understand either one step or a part of it: Please ask. Usually the people who ask for help are no computer experts and we are very good in explaining of what to do. :)
It is very important for me that your system does not change fast. Don't install or remove programms, don't run scans you were not instructed to either by me or a team member of TechSupportForum.
Please follow my instructions until the end. Even if you think the symptoms went away, the infection might still be present. I will tell you explicit once we are finished and will add tips for you how you can avoid future infections with malware.
We expect you to answer within 48 hrs after my last answer. Please be sure to subscribe to your thread so the forum will send you an email if a new answer has been written. In the case I won't answer within two days after your last answer please notify me by sending me a private message.
At last please note that I am not a native speaker (my mother language is German). So please avoid any slang words or odd expressions, because I won't understand them. Thank you!
Now its... Read more

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I've forgotten the passwords for the two users (XP Prof.). Don't want to format. Is there a way I can install the HD into another PC and delete the password file or something?

Mario

A:Locked out of XP

Sorry we can not assit you. It is against the forum RULES
Bill

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I wanted to use my PC to stream music at a party. I thought I`d be smart and create a temporary account without admin privileges and place some playlists on the desktop. Then I used the HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList tweak to hide my account from the login screen. Not realising that this also would disable the account. And of course I need admin privileges to undo the tweak!! Smart huh? So I`m well and truly fudged. Anyone know what I can do? I guess I`ve got to login to the inbuilt administrator account. But how do you do that?

A:Locked out!!

Enable the hidden administrators account, then make your repairs...

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

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This dvd worked GREAT until my son unplugged it with the power on and system running.
Every tool I have reads that the dive is there and what kind, But the dive does not work in any way.
One tool said dive was locked another said dive not accessable.
How to unlock?????????

Here is some of my info...
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition

Optical Drive TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H552L (DVD+R9:2.4x, DVD+RW:16x/4x, DVD-RW:12x/4x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:40x/32x/48x DVD+RW/DVD-RW)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

CPU Type AMD Athlon 64, 2200 MHz (11 x 200) 3500+
Motherboard Chipset ATI Radeon Xpress 200, AMD Hammer
System Memory 960 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)

Manufacturer HP Pavilion 061

Optical Drive Properties:
Device Description TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H552L
Manufacturer Toshiba-Samsung
Device Type DVD+RW/DVD-RW
Interface ATAPI
 

A:Please help w/ locked cd/dvd

What exactly do you mean by locked? Does the eject button work on the drive?
 

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I have XP Pro. If I forgot my administrative password is there any way to log in besides opening up the computer and erasing all the passwords?

Thanks
restateguy
 

A:locked out!

Site rules do not allow password help:

"Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with forgotten passwords and/or bypassing them. As there is no way to verify the actual situation and/or intentions, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed."
 

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Please help!! The System Restore feature has locked my CDROM drive into D:/RECOVERY. How can I unlock it?
 

A:cd rom locked

Try going into the device manager and uninstalling the CD-ROM restart the computer and let windows reinstall it from scratch again
 

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I recently updated to windows 8.1, spend a few hours working on it to find out that the homegroup did not work, troubleshooted that *worked*, made an effort to "initiate" a vpn with my Client (PC2 / Desktop w/ windows 7)

On Host (PC1 / Laptop w/ windows 8.1)

Created incoming connection
Name: Desktop
pass: *********
Domanin: 5021NETWORK

during this "setup" my computer *froze* resulting in a restart, upon restarting my laptop started up per usual, but upon password entry to my account (main administrator) ((only 1 account active "Administrator (me) and Guest (turned off) I kept getting the repeated password of "this password is incorrect. Try again later".

I restarted the computer with the SHIFT + RESTART, and went into the "advanced start up screen"
went to Advanced options --> Cmd ---> it then asked me for an "Administrators password" which I THOUGHT was a lost cause, I kept entering password I currently used and from the past passwords, I got frustrated and just pressed enter and it accepted it.

from CMD
<cdm> net user adminitrator /access: yes
this worked correctly

I figured i would try to "unlock" the hidden admin password to go to users and debug the error with the password issue, but the cmd DID NOT create the hidden admin account..

i ended up refreshing the laptop only to be faced with the same issue of NOT being able to sign in to my account due to password errors...

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I recently acquired a Dell desktop computer that hadn't been used in a few years. It worked fine when I first got it. A couple of days ago when I tried to sign in access was denied. I did some research and tried the cmd net user and fount Guest and LogMeInRemoteUser listed I then found their passwords using net user ..../random and could log in as Guest. When I logged in it was a stripped down version of what I had before. I have AVG and can run a scan but no infections show up. I also run cc cleaner and nothing shows up. When I try to access system restore access is denied. I'm told I need to log in as administrator. When I type in administrator and the password access is denied. I also can't access safe mode. I push f8 and nothing happens. I am able to get into set up and I found there was no admin or system passwords set up so I created them. Still no access. I'm not connected to the internet with that computer. I'm using a MAC. I have read your malware tutorial but seem to be denied accesss to the areas I need to enter.

A:Locked out of xp

Ok, I have more info. The woman who gave me the dell also has a computer owned by the same guy and she is denied access to anything that would alter anything on the computer. Her computer is running windows 2000 pro. The guy who owned these computers designed parts for airplanes. I'm wondering if he may have had some sort of a security setup to keep people out of his files. When I went to her computer in set up, the passwords for supervisor and user hadn't been set up. How do I gain access as administrator? When I go to user accounts in control panel I can't access any of the info. On log In I tried putting in administrator as user and the new password I created in set up but no luck. Is it possible I'm just running into some sort of intense security instead of malware. Also, would a recovery cd work in a case like this? If so do you recommend any one over another. Thank You.

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I have three Win XP computers connected to a wired router. All are in the same workgroup. The "kitchen" computer can see the "porch" computer when I click "entire network". However when I attempt to log onto the porch computer from the kitchen computer I get a message that says I am locked out because I do not have "permission".

Firewalls are turned off. I am the administrator of both computers. What permission do I need to log onto the porch computer from the kitchen computer?
 

A:Locked out

How are you trying to connect?? Do you have the same usernames, passwords, and access rights on each machine??
 

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OK so I am using build 7100 and every time my computer is running a period of time is locks the desktop (kinda like using ctrl-alt-delete). Before 7100 this was not a problem but now when this occurs the computer does not respond to my wireless keyboard or mouse (Logitech MX5000) and I am forced to manually reboot.

Any suggestions?

Keep in mind this was a clean install of 7100

A:HELP!!!! Locked Out

My guess is that your computer tries to go to sleep after a period of time, and perhaps the logitech wireless keyboard or mouse does not let it go to sleep and brings it back from sleep at once. Hence the locked screen.

Now the reason it doesn't respond after coming back is probably the same incompatibility reason it doesn't let it go to sleep properly.

Fast solution: Disable sleep mode under power management.
Power Plan Settings - Change

Proper solution: Disable your logitech devices from waking up the computer.
Power Options and Sleep Mode Problems - Vista Forums

Hope it helps

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I was wondering about it, cos I haven't seen this since the early 2000's when Lenovo took over IBM... Lenovo was the first I ever saw to put Biometric scanners in Laptops. IN 2003 or 2004, I came across a laptop that had something LIKE TPM in it, or maybe it was one of the first - The Whole motherboard had been locked out with a password that nobody knew.

Since back then, the only way to fix it, was to pay a guy in Australia a thousand bucks for a Breadboard Kit that you could stick the Chip on to change (but not remove) the password - The only advice I could give the guy who had bought the system for significant cash, was to pour gasoline on it and see if it melted: That or PAY the 1,000 bucks US and buy the breadboard kit! Because, back then, not even Lenovo could break into a password protected BIOS and Motherboard.

So, today I get this Dell Optiplex 780 to work on and it has - Guess what? TPM! And it looks like the same tech. Apparently, the system *had* been protected, but there was some kind of Master password Reset.

So the question is, with these new TPM'med machines, can the security be overridden if it had been set but never shut off before the systems were sold at Auction?

I'm asking cos I have a Gigabyte MB here waiting for me to build it into a nice Core Duo System, but it has TPM on it, and knowing the guy I got it from, he probably set it then forgot about it, so now it's probably locked. I hope it is not, but just in case it is, is there a way to release th... Read more

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I have a Toshiba Satellite with Vista. When things were working right, I could press FN and I press F5 to switch screens. No only the F10 or F11 option lights up. I press FN 10 to remove the light but I still am stuck with either F10 or F11 options - No access to any F5 or others. There is no number lock key because that is F10 on my keyboard. I have tried various Shift + FN, Contol + FN. Even held FN key down for 10 seconds. How do I unlock this?

Thanks
 

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I was trying to share my c drive to my network and took it too far. I ended up changing permissions and now I cant access the c drive or any program, I am locked out. What now

A:Locked out

Have you enabled the built in Admin account? If not see Option Two in this tutorial
Enable Builtin Admin Account

(It may be easier to run a restore point than fix it manually)

System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8

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Somehow my computer is now opening to another user profile of which I do not know the password.

I think this was my computer store that set up the computer for me however they are no longer in business. It says password hint, but I tried many combinations and cannot get in.

Is there a way to open the computer in my own profile?

B) I watched this video - they run "repair" and get another window that shows what was fixed however when I run "repair" I get no fixes therefore there is no 2nd screeen that opens to show me what was fixed or not.

I can get directly to the command prompt from the safe mode dialogue box but I tried "net user" plus my name, but it does not give me an option to change my password.

C) the safe mode dialogue box gives the option off restore to previous date, I tried that using several different dates but they all says, "error restoring system" - nothing was changed, try a different date.

Im locked out. Can you help?

thanks.
 

A:Locked out of Win 7.

Martial33 said:


now opening to another user profileClick to expand...

What do you mean by "opening"?
 

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I changed my account to a admin today and I had actions true backup on there and this is what popped up on user account control I need to change settings please help wasp I have a raido show and this is my main laptop

A:I have locked my self out

It's Acronis True Image. I'd open the image in MSPaint and rotate it 180? so it's readable and post again.

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how do stop "owner locked" from coming up after shutting down. this is new

A:locked out

hi and welcome to TSF a little more info would help ie when you say this is new do you mean it was not set by you or someone else.
this may be what your looking for http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/12...dd-remove.html

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I have a laptop running Windows XP Pro and the password was cleared/changed while setting up a local network. When I try to enter my password on the Window Welcome screen, I get an error message: "System could not log you in. Please check User name and domain." My user is correct and the password should work. Is there any way to recover or get around the password screen to reset the password?
 

A:Locked Out of my PC - Help

Sounds like you are trying to log in to the domain instead of your local computer. There should be three boxes - name, password, and domain. If you only see two, click on the Options button to get the third.

Change the domain to local computer and you should be able to get right in.
 

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Can't get passed current password even using the code and don't remember what the password was

A:Locked out

What code are you using?

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Something has taken over my computer. All I get is the wallpaper picture that I had on the screen before all this started and the mouse arrow. No Start button, no taskbar, C+A+D doesn't work, I can't right click to get anything and Safe Mode is the same way minus the wallpaper. Can someone help please?

Windows XP Home
Service Pack 2

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My children were given a Toshiba Tecra lap top when their father passed away. It was brand new from a group of Lawyers who sent these lap tops to children of fallen soldiers. All programs were put into the computer, that all we have had to do is turn it on and go. We have been for months. Now for some reason when we try to turn it on it tells us to use the fingerprint pad to sign in or to log on to windows xp professional. I don't know what user name to use or the password. Nor have I ever registered a finger print. Is there a way to reset this? When I go to the options icon it gives me "shut down, cancel or ok" Nothing for forgotten password or even help. I would love to pull out the paper work on the lap top but since my husbands death we have moved and I have no idea where the paperwork is! Help us please!

A:locked out of lap top

Hi melissaalex and welcome to TSF !

Unfortunately we can't help you about this problem, check the forum rules :
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We do not condone, support or give instruction on any illegal activity pertaining to computer systems, computer hardware, computer software programs or computer related activities. Included in this group of activities are requests for help to circumvent system admin passwords or Administrator settings on networks. We do understand that the majority of requests may be legitimate, but we do not have the means to discern these from non-legitimate requests.




Try to contact the lawyers who gave you the laptop.

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I have 2 PC'S. the one I have the problem with is the window's xp 2000 ....
I password protected it. I haven't used it in a long time because I bought a newer version of windows xp.

I turned it on recently to retieve pictures from my document file so I could put them all on picture cd's...... But there is one big problem I have forgotten my password and I can't even sign on as a guest.
Is there anything I can do before I go put my pc in the shop again .

Thank You


Princess B
 

A:locked self out of pc

To fix this boot into safemode and access your administrator account from there you should be able to erase the password unless that is the account that you are locked out of.

Also here is a program that might help incase you did lock out your administrator account.

http://home.eunet.no/~pnordahl/ntpasswd/
 

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I was connected to a domain (work - was an office computer no longer used and sold to me) .. and removed that and when I restarted the computer for it to take effect and when the system came back on my user name and password no longer worked for me to sign into windows.

Prior to removing the domain .. user name and password worked fine.

HELP?
 

A:locked myself out

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I recently paid off my laptop from rent a center but it has something called trilock plus with a red screen telling me my hardware has been deactivated and it ask me for a password I called support but they would not help me reboot or shutdown are the only options what can I do
 

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Im locked out of my new hp pavilion . I know for sure im using the rite PW  but its telling me that im not . How do i reset or get in ? Help needed please 

A:Locked out ..

Hi,Which password is it?Power on, startup, Administrator?Windows login password?RegardsVisruth

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On my gateway laptop when I start it,it prompts for a password but we never set up a password on it.I can't even get the start up disk to work.can't get it to do anything.can anyone help me.

A:locked out

Just out of curiosity, is this a "work" laptop? Asking because, in my own experience using these, the IT folks set a password to prevent unauthorized folks from using the machine.

Otherwise, if it prompts immediately, that is, before it loads the Windows logon screen, that sounds like a BIOS password -- and, I don't think there's any way around those.

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I upgraded from W 7 to 10 a few days ago. For several days, it booted straight to desktop, no prompts. I have never set a password for this machine. Now, all of a sudden, I am locked out. I see "please enter your sign in information and try again." I have no idea what to do, I hate this. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Locked out

Courage, Buddy. This problem is solvable, but there are different things you have to try.

The easiest is to use every password you have ever used on that machine, including the ones you use for e-mail.

If that doesn't work, try this:

I suggest you to perform the following steps and check:
1.Use the power button on the sign-in screen to Shift+Restart. This will take you to the recovery boot menu.
2.Click Troubleshoot, Advanced options, Startup settings. When given the choice of startup options, try booting the PC in Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
3.In command prompt, type the following command and press Enter.

net user administrator /active:yes

After enabling built-in administrator account, you may logon and enable the account which is not working.

You may later disable built-in administrator account. Type the following command in command prompt and press Enter.

net user administrator /active:no

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Q: locked

My excel worksheet shared with server but at present error dispaly locked by Team team = server membr admin and not saved my worked
 

A:locked

Hi, welcome to the board!

It is very difficult to understand what you're trying to say. If it's opened by another user (depending on your Office deployment and environment) that user would need to close it. If it still remains open, usually closing all Excel instances will help, otherwise an administrator may need to forcibly close processes. If you're in a SharePoint environment, and administrator can force check-in a workbook as well.
 

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How can I unlock a stand alone computer (laptop). Someone with admin rights locked it and I can't access to loggon.
 

A:locked out

If it says "this computer is in use and has been locked", then just turn it off by holding the power button for 7 sec.
 

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hey guys i have been locked out of my user acount dont know password any ideas ????
 

A:locked out

Hi there, Welcome
Did you get locked out of your user account in windows? What version of windows do you have? How did this happen?
 

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hello,
well heres the deal.. i have an HP dv8000 laptop, and i did a recovery a few days ago. It was supposed to leave my personal files alone, but heres what happened..
I can use my computer just fine.. but I cant access the D drive or any of my documents, pictures, music etc...
when i try it just says access denied.
my original profile had a password on it, but when it reinstalled, even with the same name, it is a new profile.

I need help bad.. i know the files are still there, theyre still using hdd space. plz help
 

A:locked out and mad

How to take ownership of a file or a folder in Windows XP may be what you need.
 

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