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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

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,

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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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:\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
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.


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Hey guys! I locked myself out of my computer. windows 8.1. It's a local account and password. I don't have a boot cd and cant make one. I can however make a usb to boot from. I'm looking for a way to reset my pswrd without having to buy an expensive program for one time use. any suggestions?

A:Locked out

It is against forum rules to assist with Passwords. "Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with (or ways to bypass) a forgotten or unknown password, personal identification number (PIN) or any other type of access code that may be required on a computer, mobile device or web site. As there is no way to verify the actual situation or intent, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed." Sorry

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try adding new user and locked myself out cant log in to fix

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I've been experiencing some problems with my 200GB IDE Western Digital Caviar hard disk.
The thing is that when I first plugged it the bios recognized it as a 33GB disk instead of 200.
Doing some searchs for information on the net I found that the problem could be the 48 bit lba addressing mode, so I installed some drivers and a lot of programs to partition it. Needless to say all of this didn't work and ended ruining Windows XP (which was installed on another disk ,of course). When I decided to run Data Lifeguard Tools to zero-fill it, an error message appeared on screen "220 - Hard drive locked",but at least now the bios recognizes it as a 200GB disk.
The WD error code database says that this error is caused by a driver or program locking it but I'm running the DOS version of Data Lifeguard so no drivers loaded.The question is how to unlock the drive?

A:Locked HDD

A locked HD message can come from a bad drive. At any point do you get asked for a password? You may need to contact WD directly.

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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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A friend's computer was requesting the Username and password that he had put in many time at startup. But all of a sudden it wouldn't except them and said they were incorrect.

And after trying numerous times he then got the following verbiage.

"This computer system #(77p70flf) is protected by a password authentication system. You cannot access the data on this computer without the correct password. Please type in the system or administrator password and press enter."
Since he can't get past it, is there a chance that taking the CMOS battery out for a while might clear the password request?

A:Locked out

Is this a personal home computer?

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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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So I was browsing around on the net when suddenly my internet stopped working. I went to go to control panel to see what was up. However the following message popped up, "Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. you may not have the appropriate permissions". Turns out I couldn't gain access to windows explorer itself. I booted in safe mode to try and trouble shoot it and checked my permissions for my account. It showed that I already had administrative privileges for the account. There is only one other guest account which was not enabled.

I tried opening windows explorer again in normal windows, yet the same message appears. It has also locked me out of my networking abilities.

In safe mode I have access to everything of course (I'm writing this message in safe mode) though I'm unsure of why an administrative account still gives me this error

Your help is very much appreciated

Thanks in advance!

A:Locked out?

Hi, have a look here:-

"Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file" error when you try to install, update or start a program or file

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I have a Hard drive, its a seagate IDE U6 ST380020ACE. This particular drive came out of a old Directv DVR reciever. The receiver worked fine when it was last used. My computer doesn't have any free IDE spots so I put it in a external usb enclosure. When I plug it in, windows recognizes it but I don't get a drive letter like I was hoping for. It is recognized in device manager as STS380020 ACE USB Device but in Disk Management it shows up as Unknown and Unreadable. Properties shows volumes as...

Disk: Disk 1
Type: Unknown
Status: Unreadable
Partition style: Not Applicable
Capacity: 0 MB
Unallocated space: 0 MB
Reserved space: 0 MB

This drive does not make any noises that would lead me to believe it is physically damaged and you can hear the platters spinning and the head moving every so often. I know beyond any doubt that this external enclosure is fine because I have a separate Maxtor 200GB drive that I use in this enclosure and it works fine. I've never delt with locked drives before, but considering where this drive came from and the signs its giving me I believe it is locked. Would Windows XP recognize a portable hard drive that is locked? What should I do to unlock it? I would prefer to not remove my DVD-RW drives to install this drive directly to my motherboard to get BIOS to check, but I could if necessary. If I have to do that though I would like to know how to unlock and format this drive so I can use it elsewhere. (Ironically in a soft-modded xbox t... Read more

A:Is this HDD locked?

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I used to have aol ages ago, with a certatin screen name that i will call xyz here. Aol was cancelled but i had the name xyz registered on aim. As soon as aol was cancelled, i no longer could use my aim screen name. I dont necessarily care, but i would like to get my buddylist from screen name xyz to use with my new one. how? or is there a way to get back xyz on aim?

A:locked out of aim

Recently AOL "mistakenly" blocked numerous AIM users while purging outdated accounts.

From an article in eweek.com: America Online Inc. has confirmed that it mistakenly deactivated a number of AOL Instant Messenger accounts this week as part of its regular cycle of opening unused screen names to new users.

It could possibly be related to that. They are still restoring accounts.

Maybe for now try AIM express and see if that works? http://www.aim.com/get_aim/express/aim_expr.adp

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French Acer Aspire One d260. Just installed Win 7 Ulitmate on it and the FN key is locked.... IVE TREIED EVERYTHING please help...

A:FN key is locked : (

Nevermind, actually not locked.... : ) The french keyboard is just screwing me up a little... the q key is actually a and m is ?. lol

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All I have is a blue screen with the bird and leaves. How do I get back to where I can enter my passowrd?.

A:Locked out

Unplug all USB devices (other then Keyboard and Mouse) Be patient. This screen can take up to 5 minutes to load to Windows, especially the first time. Try rebooting and pressing F8 at bootup and try Safe Mode.

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My windows vista ultimate laptop says i have the wrong password so i am locked out. I dont know what to do! i have tried everything! restarting it using a blank cd and blank USB drive, pressing F8 and everything! Help!

A:Locked Out!

Unfortunately we can not help with forgotten password here at TSF!

Thread closed.

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Hi wondering if you can help. My previously healthy PC is having a funny turn!

It started by not recognising a USB device, to refusing to shut down. Then the next boot it stuck on the black screen with the blue window. I forced a power down 3 times same thing happened each time.

I entered BIOS settings (I was looking for safe mode actually) changed from fast boot to normal boot. I also unpluggdd all USB devices except my mouse. And this time I got to the login screen.

Now 2 things, firstly the resolution is wrong it looks like safe mode all blown up and pixilated. Secondly it will not accept my password!

I've tried my 4 number pin, tried my microsoft account password. I can login on my phone to microsoft so the password is 100% correct. But the PC refuses to accept it.

I've got to the recovery page via shift/restart on the login page but for every action on there it requires you to login so I'm totally confused as to how I'm supposed to try and restore my PC?

It's a Zoostorm box upgraded from Windows 7 to 10 a few months ago. It previously ran very well. I ran malwarebytes a few days ago after the USB fail and slow start ups. It pulled up a Spigot PUP but other than that nothing.

One last thing, its also saying no network is connected even though the cable is in and lit up and the router is working fine.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

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I have an Asus A8V mb. I would like to buy some PC500 memory and attempt overclocking by raising the "FSB" value. From what I gather, this will lead to bad karma if the mb PCI bus speed is not "locked" (so it too doesn't "benefit" from the speed increase). ;-)

How do I determine whether the board comes locked? BIOS does have a setting: "AGP/PCI Frequency (MHz) (Auto)" with options of (Auto) (66.66/33.33) and (75.4/37.7). Is this in the same church? If so, it sounds like I'm out of luck. Learned opinions? tia

A:How to tell if PCI bus is locked?

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Well i have a toshiba nb500 which i used like 2 years ago, but the screen broke so i just kept it without using. Some weeks ago i connected the toshiba to a monitor i have to access the files but to my surprise it had a windows password and after 2 years i didn't really remember it so i just kept it away again

Now i wanted to change the screen since im having problems with my other laptop, i put out the broken screen, installed new one, turned on the computer and to my surprise i got a BIOS lock, it asked me for bios password, the computer originally didnt have any bios password configured and i also didnt put any, actually weeks ago when i tried to access the laptop on other monitor it didnt ask for a BIOS password, it asked me for a windows password that i did put time ago

Looking on the internet i solved the problem by short circuitting the jumper (i dont even know what that is lol xD) but the thing is that it worked, i was happy cuz i would be able to access the laptop, i turn in up and to my surprise now its asking for a HDD/SDD password, and as you could guess a HDD/SDD password wasnt configured and i wasnt asked for it some weeks ago.. ive tried looking for a solution but nothing seems to work, it seems like theres no master password for this HDD or anything like that, how can i solve this? Thanks for the help in advance

A:HDD locked

You can't. The password is stored on the drive itself. There is no way to access it.

And, we do not supply help for this type if password problem as we have no way to verify ownership, etc.

You can install a different hard drive and install the same version of Windows using the Recovery Media if you have that. CAUTION: The new harddrive may become locked - test with a used or spare empty drive at your own risk!!!!

The drive will NOT be usable in any other computer- it is locked permanently. The software solutions you may find by

searching can let you test them to see in advance if they can unlock the drive but it is only some models of some

manufacturers that this works for. Plus, using them results in a blank hard drive- you lose all the data on the drive. You'd still have to do a full reinstall.... We cannot help you any further and I have to Close your thread.

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Ok, I was gone at boot camp for seven months and just got back last week. When I went to log onto my computer I realized I had forgotten my password. The administrator account you access through safe mode is also locked. I really if at all possible do not want to loose all of my files and music on my computer. What are my options?

A:Locked Out

Well, we can't help you bypass Windows security (password cracks, etc.)

However, we can't stop you from using Google to search for XP password reset tools ......

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Hi everyone, sorry to bother you with this question. At the startup of winxp and you have the choice of user accounts to log-in. Unfortunately i have tottally forgotten my password and all my files are protected so cant even access them. Does anybody have a solution to this, some way of removing my password or something. Thanks for your time reading this, i appreciate any help you can give me, Gordon

A:help me please locked out of xp

If you made a password reset disk for your local user account through the Forgotten Password Wizard, you can use it to access the computer, even if you have forgotten your password.

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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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Hi there, I recently  bought new new computer and have accidentally locked myself out ? Can you please advise me to how I can regain access. Thank you Frances  

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A:Locked out

Hi @Frances8, Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts and other support personnel. I understand that you locked yourself out of your new computer. I am happy to help with this. Assuming that you are referring to a password issue, then you should look at the following which offer some suggestions on what to try:HP PCs - Forgot the Sign-in Password (Windows 10)Microsoft policy about lost or forgotten passwords  Please let me know how that works for you, and if it does resolve your issue, please mark this post as a solution. Kudos would also be appreciated. 

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Ok short and sweet, YEAH Right! But I will try...

I was here posting tonight and the computer made a funny sound. I lost the mouse and everything froze up. I checked the connection and it is fine. I tried to shut down and it wouldn't. So I did the bad thing I unplugged it. It happend twice. On the 3rd time I went to open the case so in case it made the sound again I could figure where it was coming from. But it came to light, I don't know how to open a dell case so I tried to get back on line (to find out how) and now it is STUCK in the opening page just starting to load. It loads about 1/4 the froze. OK so now it stuck and I don't know what to do.
Man, this almost feels like the old days. What a scary thought.
Update... I was able to get the case open. I was able to get to restart but it locked up right away while making a high pitch sound in the case. It is not the heat fan it appears to be working fine.

puter hater

A:xp locked up....

Hi puter hater,
I would back up any important files NOW just to be safe. When you say heat fan i assume you are referring to the CPU fan. If you have any case fans listen to those as well. Also listen to the power supply fan. If that is not the noise then it very well could be the hard drive. Try a scandisk if you can to see if any errors come up. This will make the hard drive be used for an extended period of time. See if you hear the noise. I think if it is the hard drive there is no fix except to replace it.

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I have serie of computers  model  M670G (10 computers)  , they work very good in my cybercafee except one had HDD locked  (forgetten password) . how i unlock HDD of M670G ?  sorry for duplicate my threadthanks in advance

A:HDD locked


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i have a problem and you guys have helped me greatly in the past. my computer locks up for up to five minutes sometimes and then it is ok. i thought it was with me using iTunes but then it does it even when i have dumped iTunes from my system. it is not a permanent lock up just for a while and would be tolerable except when i am talking online using messenger or Gmail hangouts to someone from a different country it is a pain; i have tried a clean boot as suggested in a different thread but that does not work. i am sure one of you masters of computers can help
best regards CGS the old wizard

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Bought a Toshiba laptop model 25-5307. i was playing around with a security feature and had enter thread and name user. entered name and thread user as Nelson. when i shut the laptop and rebooted it latter i was locked out. I turn it on and gives my name wants a password. I have tried every thing all my commmon passwords dont work. Also removed battery nothing!?

A:Locked out

Removing the CMOS battery inside the case should have worked. What does the manual have to say about this? If you can't figure it out then you may be faced with using the restore disk that came with the computer and doing a complete system re-install. Good luck...

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my computer boot up ok. sign on screen comes up i click on my name, it appears to come on but all i get is the wallpaper that i choose a few days ago.
when i ctr-alt-del and the task manager comes up i clicked on the tab to shut down and i saw that the computer is locked and is prompting for a password. i did not set a password to lock the computer. the only password that i have is the one i have for email (charter communications) and my log on for charter communications. i cannot get to any where else nothing to click on. i have went to the f8 safe mode and ther is nothing there to click on either. i tried my name and administrator settings.nothing!

anxiously waiting for help

A:locked out

see if this is of any help

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Please help! My computer has been bombarded by viruses/spyware/malware yesterday(which my norton seemed to have blocked a few). and after removing the spyware(through spysubtract&Cwshredder) still a problem with the IE persists.
I am not able to download anything on IE right now, and I can't even right-mouse button click any of the links.(the right mouse button seems disabled in IE right now.)
and also, I can't add the favorites(viewing webpages) and I can't even click on the "organize favorites" (it becomes a white screen.)
and when clicking on tools-internet options-reset web settings, that yellow
triangle with the ! mark appears.
Please help if anybody knows how to solve this problem. Thank you! ^^

A:Please Help. IE is locked up right now. -_-


Originally Posted by Gamdore

Please help! My computer has been bombarded by viruses/spyware/malware yesterday(which my norton seemed to have blocked a few). and after removing the spyware(through spysubtract&Cwshredder) still a problem with the IE persists.
I am not able to download anything on IE right now, and I can't even right-mouse button click any of the links.(the right mouse button seems disabled in IE right now.)
and also, I can't add the favorites(viewing webpages) and I can't even click on the "organize favorites" (it becomes a white screen.)
and when clicking on tools-internet options-reset web settings, that yellow
triangle with the ! mark appears.
Please help if anybody knows how to solve this problem. Thank you! ^^

I'm no expert but it sounds like you maybe hijacked. If I were you I would go to the HiJackThis Log Forum follow the instructions carefully so that an expert analyzer can look at your log. Good Luck.

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I've been given a laptop by a friend which has windows 7 and I set up a password for the user account. Next time I open up the laptop my user account name has been replaced by uuid: 100000000-0000-000 etc and my password no longer works. My friend said this had happened to him previously when he had tried to put a password on. Now I have no access to the laptop and I don't have the cd to help either. Any ideas on what to do? I don't have any data on the computer so if there was a way I could somehow do a full reboot that would be fine. All the videos I've watched on YouTube require access to the computer to do a restore. And could I use any old windows 7 installation cd, or would it have to be the original one that was used to set up this particular computer?


A:Locked out without cd

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I have added extra security to my computer for storing my clients information (HDD password, BIOS password, Admin passwords and much more). When I boot up my omputer I get a screen telling me to type my password... this is where the problem comes in... I can only hit enter... nothing else works . I have tried to get into the BOIS to get rid of the password but same problem. I have bought 3 new keyboards and still doesn't work. Can someone out there please help me out, if it involves any hacking please contact me at e-mail address removed as the Admin won't like it on his forum.


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A:Locked Out :(

Hi bgdesign

Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

Unfortunately, we are unable to assist with password help as we cannot verify the intention, this thread is closed.
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I have removed your e-mail address from your post as well.

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I have windows XP and a Dell pc and have recently encountered a problem. There are 2 users on the pc myself and my partner; we are both administrators although he only sends and receives emails on his side anddoesn't know how to do anything else.In the past couple of weeks I have had a locked message and a dialogue box asking for administrator's name and password.We do not have passwords and have never set them up. I 'phoned Dell to ask if there was a default password, they said no. In order to use the pc I have to shutdown and restart manually. It is an awful nuisance and wastes a lot of time. Any ideas anyone?

A:Locked out

Does this happen after the screen save has been activated or the computer comes out of hibernation? Have you tried just not entering a password to continue.

You can disable the password prompt for the screen saver and hibernation by going into those system properties.

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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 have a HP w19 e monitor .  The OSD is locked . I tried holding down the menu button it won't work. Any suggestions. Thanks

A:osd locked

Are you holding the menu button down when the monitor is off or on? Are you keeping the menu button held down when you push the power button to turn it on? http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00748106

"A riot is the language of the unheard." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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I had an automatic system check run that took forever to complete, so instead of waiting I went to bed and would check in the morning. When I woke up the computer was at the login screen. This is odd because I don't password protect my computer. So I entered all the passwords that I would ever use and none of them work. The message isn't, "password incorrect," but rather, "the domain [my name] is not available." I tried loggin in on safe mode but the same problem exists. I can't log on as administrator. What can I do to login?

A:I'm Locked Out

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I'm using this PC for my home theatre,` and getting a non eyestraining desktop on this relatively old hd tv 1080i has been a challenge.

My main goal has been a working desktop and I am almost there. Using Powerstrip I have been able to get a resolution of 960 X 540 P at 60 HZ, which is nearly perfect for me. The problem is that the Windows DPI Scaling option seems to now be disabled. I have it set at 150% or 144 DPI but when I restart it doesn?t change. It stays at 100%. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling both Powerstrip and the ATI drivers as well as CCC with no success. I have searched the internet as well as your forums. I read a post that Powerstrip long ago disabled the DPI Scaling of the program but have a workaround to reenable it. I tried it, and it didn?t work. I can click on the screen fonts tab and just like in the personalize folder adjust screen fonts, it seems to work but after the reboot, there is no change, I am stuck at 96 dpi.
I also tried uninstalling and reinstalling both Catalyst Control Center and all associated files from the registry as well as powerstrip multiple times. I also tried different desktop configurations. I like Aero but tried Vista Basic, and the Windows Standard and Basic themes.
Again no luck! I went through Entech Taiwan tech support and tried their suggestions. They now tell me it is a Windows problem, so here I am.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated

My system:

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A:DPI locked at 96

Hi betelgues,
Here is the link for the latest driver for your card. Dec 20th is the date on it.
AMD GAME! Drivers and Utilities

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I have hidden my all accounts in Vista with administrator privileges through the user list in the registry so only the standard account is available on the log in screen.

I cannot make changes to the registry through the standard account so am locked out. Even in safe mode this is the case.

How can I reverse this to get back into the admin account?


A:Locked out!

You may be able to acess system restore with this administrator. If you can make a system restore to the point before you touched the registry.
Administrator Account
System Restore - How to

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tech guys

this is my problem. i have norton internet security 2005 on my computer window xp and i just got sbc yahoo dsl. when i try to log in it wont let me but if i disable the norton i dont have any problems but that leaves me with out security protection. what can i do so everything will work together?

any help would be appreciated.

A:locked out

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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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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 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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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 keep getting redirected to either an MSN search bar or other sites, and then everything locks up and I get "program not responding." Help!!!
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:32:47 AM, on 3/3/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Media Music Server\SSSvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\Photo Server 20\appsrv\PicAppSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Media Platform\SV_Httpd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Media Platform\UPnPFramework.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Media Platform\sv_httpd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Sonysys\VAIO Recovery\reminder.exe
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A:Getting Locked up....

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My computer keeps locking up completely just after it loads WindowsXP. I tried removing items from the starup menu with no avail. I can restart into safe mode and it doesn't lock up. I ran ad-aware from safe mode and it found 1 item, but didn't help teh problem. I can't run my virus software from safe mode for some reason, but I have it set to scan once a day, and I haven't been alerted to any viruses. I restored to an earlier date from safe mode and it didn't help. So I reversed the restore and ran a Hijack This log, but I don't want to go any farther until I get some advice. Someone please help? Here's the log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 4:14:33 PM, on 10/17/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://minisearch.startnow.com/
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://minisearch.startnow.com/
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://news.google.com/nwshp?hl=en&... Read more

A:Locked Up!!! PLEASE HELP!!!!

Your full of adware and spyware.

Before attacking an adware/spyware problem with hijackthis make sure you have already run ad-aware SE, Spybot Search & Destroy (with updated database) and CWShredder as these programs will clean a lot of the crap out first. All links to programs are in my signature. Once thats done post a new log in the SECURITY section of this site and someone will address it.

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