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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
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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.
 

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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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Put a pass word on my laptop to keep teenage daughter off it now the laptop when i try to log in says.
The user profile service service failed the logon
user profile cannot be loaded.

I am putting in the correct pass word.

So how do i fix this so i can get in.
 

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My daughter's computer has become quite slow lately and various people have been using it to surf the net - need I say more? She now can't access any Windows programs, as the pop up window says she doesn't have access. There is no administrator log in, just hers.
So, my question is: Has anyone else experienced this? Is it related to virus software? Is there a quick fix? Or is it time for a major overhaul?
I know that's more than one question, but am hoping you haven't noticed!

A:Locked Out

Hi,

Welcome To TSF.

You will have to start the computer up in safe mode (Dont know which button is for safe mode? look here http://www.techsupportforum.com/f15/...os-145518.html ) then sign in using the administrator account then go on control panel and user accounts and remove her password.

Jay

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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 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...

can anyone give... Read more

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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:\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:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\brsvc01a.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\brss01a.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Brmfrmps.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\crypserv.exe
C:\PowerPanelPlus\upssrv.exe
C:\PowerPanelPlus\upsio.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.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\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ezSP_Px.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Sonysys\VAIO Recovery\reminder.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shar... Read more

A:Getting Locked up....

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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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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.
 

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Hi went to log into my PC its a advent windows vista

And phenom 9550 quad core 2.2ghz
Message originally was password incorrect, haven't changed it ever. Went into system in safe mode located what I thought was administrator and removed password and now I get message which is as follows : C:\\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\Desktop is not accessible. Access denied
Please can you Help?
 

A:locked out of my pc

Hi, try assigning a new password for your admin account and see what happens. I heard somewhere somewhen that Vista doesn't like admin accounts without any password.
 

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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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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 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?

Thanks

A:Locked out!

Weclome
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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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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I have HD with NTFS file type and when I try to do an error check it says - can not open vol for direct access? How do I access for error check?

A:HD vol locked

Hi,

Go to Start>Run>type: cmd hit Enter, type: chkdsk /f /r and hit Enter again.
Agree to the prompts (to run chkdsk on reboot) and then restart your system. It will check and repair any physical disk errors (be patient, may take a very long while).

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Hey everyone,
Its been a while! Talk about growing up quick haha! Anyways....

My gram asked me to fix her computer.... She let me little cousin try and fix it and he reset the password for whatever god forsaken reason. Now she is locked out.... I could install a second version of an os on her computer but she has almost no space left....

I have tried everything to get some sort of hint. The only thing left that i can do is reinstall everything and she said that is not an option because she has a ton of personal info on there.

Can anyone out there help a fellow NeRd out?!?!

Thanks,
Ben

A:Locked Out

Hello Ben, welcome back.

You can use METHOD THREE in the tutorial below to reset the password.

Reset User Account Password

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I had the surprise this morning of not being able to access my PC;
When I booted it, before Windows starting I got the request to enter "system password", I had never came across before. The only password that is set up is mine for the user account but I can't even access it.
I tried to enter my password but the system did not recognize it. I switched off and booted again to no avail untill it says seventh attempt.
I asked my son if he did not dabble with it and he obviously said no.
How can I unlock it without slapping him?

A:PC locked

try these methods

Reset User Account Password

Forgot Windows Administrator Password? Ways to Recover and Reset Password in Vista/XP/2003/2K/NT ? My Digital Life

hope one of them works.

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i just bought a dell laptop from a friend. there were two users in the users and groups, ( i named bob, and one named administrator)or so i thought)) i deleted a user called "bob". apparently this was the administrator account. now, any time i try to turn it on it still shows the user "bob" and asks for the password. since i deleted that account i obviousely cant get on. ive tried all the options at start up (f12, f8, f2) and went through ALL options and still no results. tried going into safe mode (all 3 safe modes) and it still asks for "bobs" password. ive tried changing the user name to "administrator instead of "bob" and nothing. do i have to reload the os, or is there a back door into windows if i call them? this was a xmas gift for my daughter and shes a little mad at me to say the least!!!

A:locked out

The only chance that you may have to salvage the current installation --- boot up with the Vista DVD or boot into the recovery partition (usually F10 during boot-up). One of the options will be Windows System Restore - select it - choose a restore point prior to the mishap.

A word of advice if I may -- you said that you just bought this laptop from a friend. Since you are now the new owner, I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you re-install the Vista OS and start fresh. Friend or no friend, you really have no idea what is on that system - whether intentionally installed/ downloaded onto it or not.

Re-install Vista. Make sure Internet connection available to system during installation - Ethernet or wifi - it doesn't matter as Vista will find a driver for it. Allow Vista to update itself via Windows Updates. Upon reaching desktop (install should take 1-2 hours SYSTEM time), check for Windows Updates -

www.update.microsoft.com

Allow ALL Windows Updates to come in right through SP2.

Then validate the installation - make sure all is well with Microsoft -

www.microsoft.com/genuine

A re-install may also help point out any outstanding hardware issues.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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me and a friend put an extra 10GB hard drive in my PC and when i came home and tried to log into windows 2000 pro my password is gone and i can't get into windows. how would i get around this problem?
 

A:locked out!

there is A Linux utility to clear password ( also works on XP and Win2k) cant remember the name-( only used it two days ago-)
do a google search
 

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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 ..
 

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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:

Processor: ... Read more

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
Raj

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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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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 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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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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FOR THE FIRST TIME, WIN2000 WANTS A PASSWORD TO LET ME LOGON;
THE PASSWORDS IVE USED BEFORE DON'T WORK.
I'VE GONE IN TO "SETUP" TO "DISABLE" THE PASSWORDS - OR CHANGE THEM -- NOTHING HELPS. SINCE I CAN'T OPEN WINDOWS, I CAN'T GET IN TO THE CONTROL PANEL WHERE PASSWORDS ARE ASSIGNED -- NOR CAN I GET A DOS PROMPT, SO I COULD LOOK FOR .PWL FILES. WHAT TO DO???? IS THERE ARE WAY TO GET AROUND THIS? DO I NEED TO RE-INSTALL WINDOWS? IS THERE SUCH A THING AS A "PASS KEY" WHICH WILL LET ME GET ON WITH MY LIFE? ANY SUGGESTIONS WILL BE GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED!!! THANKS!!
 

A:Locked Out

I am replying to my own post -- since I was able to finally discover my password. I have learned that WIN2000 is not forgiving if you lose/forget your password -- so a word to the wise: when you make up your password, do it carefully, and write it down in several secure places -- or you'll really go through a lot of grief.......
 

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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.
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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

http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/32674/~/bios-password-frozen

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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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I'm running Ubuntu on my HP pavilion And after trying to upgrade my UBUNTU OS I find it won't accept my password. I went to several help sites and none of the solutions helped. I am desperate for an answer.

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windows xp has locked me out of my laptop, it is a dell latitude d600, i did not make a password or a profile, the profile was under an admin_ , i forgot the rest. Can anybody help

A:locked out

After it boots up, does ask for a password?

BG

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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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A friend was being bombarded with pop-ups, so I ran two programs which I use on my own computer and have installed on many others; they are "Spybot" and "AdAware." He is running Windows XP Pro.

This friend of mine does not go to porn or gaming sites (and I found no evidence that he did), or gambling sites, with the exception of one casino site that has never caused any problems for him

The first time I ran Spybot, it detected 249 problems but couldn't remove some because they were running at the time of the scan, and gave me a choice of running Spybot again the next time the computer was started. I chose yes and it found 197 problems this time and couldn't fix 30 of them. I chose yes again to run Spybot on the next boot, and this time it said that it could not fix 44 problems.

I ran RegCleaner and it took out some files but I didn't count them.

I then ran Norton WinDoctor which found and fixed eight problems.

I followed this with a scan with AdAware, which found 1,083 problems!! It could not fix 235 of them and on the reboot it could not fix 177 of them. The next scan showed 168 problems and could not fix 60 of them on reboot. When I rebooted, a Welcome screen requiring a password for the Username "Owner" came up so I called the guy and asked him if he had ever used a password with this system, and he said no.

Now I cannot get into his system at all!

I surely would appreciate some help on this. He has MS Office 2003 and a wh... Read more

A:Locked out!

Hi, this may sound silly, but have you tried booting in 'safe' mode? This should allow you access to the harddrive so you can look futher into things....
 

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Hello.
 
My kids acquired the CTB locker infection.  We got the ransom message and then we tried some things to get rid of it.  We don't really care about locked files because we don't have data files on this computer.  First, we went into the picture folder.  We tried to open some of the sample pics that come w/windows 7.  The file we tried to open had odd extensions which we removed.  After removing/changing the extensions the file opened w/out a problem....not what I consider to be encrypted....but what do I know?  My husband suggested removing the user account in question, which I *apparently* did. However, though the user account no longer shows up, when I tried to make a new account w/that same user name...that didn't show up either!
 
Then I came here to BC, which I should have done in the first place, and I see that you are supposed to locate the %Temp% folder and remove exe's from it....how do I access this if I can't access that user's account anymore....if I should be able to find it in the admin acct...it's not showing up!  
 
I went here and tried to follow instructions to get rid of it: 
 
What should you do when you discover your computer is infected with CTB Locker
If you discover that your computer is infected with CTB Locker you should immediately scan your computer with an anti-virus or anti-malware program. Unfortunately, most people do not realize CTB Locker is on their computer until it dis... Read more

A:We are locked in CTB!

Hello,
 
Please download TFC from OldTimer and save it to your desktop.
 
How to use TFC:
 
 
-Download TFC and run it as Administrator.
-Click Start to start cleaning process.
-If asks you to reboot, do it .
 
NOTE: If your desktop disappears, don't panic, it's normal .
 
If there's log, you can post it here.
 
If problem still exists, ask here for help because I don't have privilege to help you and you cannot post here FRST logs.
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/

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I have a new company supplied laptop running XP sp1. Media Player is "locked Down" so that I can't change skins or rip cd's for my mp3 player is there a way to unlock this so I can use all the features of wmp?
 

A:xp locked down

It's locked for a purpose, and if you unlock the company computer won't you be putting your job at risk?
 

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i am helping out my brother he cant get online anymore firefox, IE, and chrome cant get pull up anything
its stock emachine W3609, vista home basic, intel CeleronD 3.33, 2gig ddr2, used only for facebook and paying bills mostly

Edit:
i got online with the browsers but i sill can not do a windows update fails every time in windows update it says "Error(s) Found Code 80073712" and emachine can not find error code. anti-virus and spyware programs will not update either.
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:11:10 PM, on 2/15/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18904)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\SiteAdvisor\6172\SiteAdv.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\WindowsMobile\wmdSync.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 2600 Series\lxdnmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 2600 Series\lxdnMsdMon.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exe
C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\mbam.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskmgr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download\Install\windows-kb890830-v3.16-delta.exe
g:\fed3c49a8ce8ee0f80a98dc65db156\mrtstub.exe
C:\Windows\system32\MRT.exe
C:\Windows\System32\mobsync.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
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A:locked in

i just wiped the drive and reinstalled/upgraded him to win 7 thanks for the help u helped u ton
 

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I somehow got locked out of my hp stream laptop. It says to enter administrator password or power on password in blue. When I hit enter 3 times the number that comes up is 55030754. Please help! Thanks











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A:Locked out

@Jlsmith11? Enter  40998390 Regards, DP-K

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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 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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Here is my story:

I have a totally fresh install of WinXP Pro and I use AVG PC Tune-Up 2014 to adjust certain Windows settings.

I used this application to download a custom login screen instead of the usual "XP Welcome Screen". I downloaded a login screen from the options that were on the AVG website or at least suggested by AVG (can't recall).

Problem is, it won't load. I keep getting an error message that prevents the login screen from appearing.

Last Known Configuration ~ didn't work
Safe Mode ~ didn't work

I have read most of the other relevant threads on the subject but nobody has posted regarding my exact issue so I don't think I have accessed the best possible answer just yet.

Have not tried using Windows disc to repair OS yet because I don't want to undo everything (all of the tweaks etc).

Any way I can bypass the login screen somehow??

A:Locked myself out of XP need help.

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I keep getting an error message that prevents the login screen from appearing




What is the error message?
Boot from the XP CD and get to the Recovery Console, then try this: Windows XP logon screen does not appear and the computer continuously restarts

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Hi

I seem to have been infected by some virus that has taken over my home page. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance

David

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:09:26, on 22/03/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Video Access ActiveX Object\isamntr.exe
C:\Program Files\Video Access ActiveX Object\pmsnrr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDll32.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Video Access ActiveX Object\pmmnt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Video Access ActiveX Object\isamini.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\IVT Corporation\BlueSoleil\BTNtService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Dit.exe
C:\Program Files\Home Cinema\PowerCinema\Kernel\TV\CLCapSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLMLServer.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLMLService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Medion Tools\KeyStat\KeyStat.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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A:spy locked 3.1

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:44:11, on 22/03/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\IVT Corporation\BlueSoleil\BTNtService.exe
C:\Program Files\Home Cinema\PowerCinema\Kernel\TV\CLCapSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLMLServer.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLMLService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Home Cinema\PowerCinema\Kernel\TV\CLSched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDll32.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Dit.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Medion Tools\KeyStat\KeyStat.exe
C:\Program Files\Home Cinema\PowerCinema\PCMService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
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Brother accepted some ActiveX controls and we got this spyware thing. It shows a little baloon in the bottom right hand corner of the taskbar.

Here's a HJT log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:04:05 PM, on 4/4/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

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\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\spool\DRIVERS\W32X86\3\E_FATIAIA.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\VentSrv\ventrilo_svc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MOZILL~1\FIREFOX.EXE
C:\HiJackThis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = https://loginnet.passport.com/ppsecure/md5auth.srf?lc=1033
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
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A:Spy Locked

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