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Admin locked me out..I'm the admin!

Q: Admin locked me out..I'm the admin!

Hi My name is Natalie and first thank you for this site It s heaven sent After hours of trying to fix the issue along with numerous so-called Tech s I am disgusted and tried So Decide to come the nearest library and find prayfully an answer My new job is trying to hire me but unable to access my computer Ok locked the admin! me out..I'm Admin here we go I decided to try and limit access to files and folders Have to tie into company servers I Checked boxes that said hide archive files folders Moreover check boxes that denied permission or shared files The System now denies me access to everything including going Online Just installed Internet satellite hardwired required by job But unable to access anything on my computer Denied currently for access period Below are some messages recieved quot Your system admin has blocked you from running this program quot Windows cannot access c windows system systemPropertiesAdvanced exe quot ID Package ID Unknown Path c windows diagnostics system networking Admin locked me out..I'm the admin! Error Code x Source Admin locked me out..I'm the admin! Engine Userpp-pc ppp Context Restricted quot Windows canot acess c windows system recdisc exe I work Admin locked me out..I'm the admin! on an Acer Computer Less than a year old It has gigs and TB with Windows Home Edition Thank you for any assistance nbsp

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A:AMD X4 Black Edition with multiplier locked at 4x

i hear you bud

first off i have built 80 computers in 5 years and sold them all ,i feel you bro,all asus boards only one time with Gigabyte,abit ,msi never again, its all crap unless it says asus on it, i just had my asus rampage extreme 2 with the same problem,flashed bios ,now i am good to go, anything thats from the store is crap, you should have built him like i built my buds rig asus pro 1156 socket i5 3.2 overclocked to 3.99 lololol 4 gigs ram ,no problems he is happy as hell

when u buy parts you must buy them in order and put the money into the mobo chip and ram then video card then psu then case, people want hdd space lolol who cares about a 1tb hdd lolol it seems to me that everyone just cares about hdd space and not looking to build a great rig no offense, i love it when people buy rigs because of color or hdd space lolol
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A:HP Mini admin password unknown

You need to talk to HP, after changing the registered ownership, and may need a document about the fate of the previous owner. You may have to send it to a certified HP service center with a formal notice of change of ownership included.
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A:Will upgrading the bios firmware on a Latitude D630 delete the bios admin password?


Didn't you reply here, and say it worked (after the unusual 9th try )

Awfully strange!

A bios update can't remove passwords. As You Must Know

Oh and thanks for the extended long Title. I'm thinking this Topic of yours would be best removed? What do you think?
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A:Locked Seagate hdd st9120823as

No fix is possible except by replacing the hardware of the drive... your data is gone unless you can afford a professional recovery. If you have access to a clean room, you can remove parts from a known good drive, and replace the ones on that drive... but they must be identical. This job is not for the weak of heart.
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this computer is an compaq 6730B
S/n : CNU8466GNS
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A:HP 6730B bios admin password problem

I asked for the same problem in this forum but my threat was deleted with the suggestion to read the Forum FAQs.
I read them but I didn't find why they did it. So I want repeat the question adding it to the yours one:

HP CompaQ nx9005
hash code [ 15656]
I need the system password

I wrote and I just wrote again at the hp forum about it whitout any help, and the hp chat doesn't start because of a bag (I'm not the only one having this problem).

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A:Admin Password

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A:Bios password locked

i have been trawling these treads looking for i backdoor passyClick to expand...

And you missed this huge thread, whilst "trawling these treads"


Well replying on an old thread was not the way!
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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

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if someone can help me,contact me

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A:Dell Latitude110L admin password

Your brother may ask DELL for master password to unlock the computer.

maxpaynemafia said:

hello the dell of my brother is blocked with an administrator password, I will to know if it is possible to regulate this problem

the model is dell latitude 110L, the service tag is #204FM1J-595B

who could help me please ??

if someone can help me,contact me

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A:Cannot connect to wireless router as admin wirelessly

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A:Cant find EEprom on Dell Inspiron 8100 (admin bios pw)

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read the faqs AND post in the laptop forum. Your answer is already there.
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A:Dell laptop reset bios admin password

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A:System locked up and now computer doesn't run

Just in case:

Pull out all power source (power cable basically)

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What happens when you change the jumpers on the drives from cable select to jumper them as master and slaves?
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Hi there,

Google 'CMOS password reset' take your pick. Have used one of these in the past, can't remember which, find one that suits. Often resets to no password...

hi from SA

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A:Dell Latitude d600 HDD locked


Its unlikely adding XP would set a password, your friend or someone must have set it.

Rustam isnt here anymore, your only choice is to go to my site and find the link for repair station, a website that offers remote unlocking of drives, they charge and dont cover all models.

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This is fixable. You may need to open up the Laptop
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I hope you have a very pleasurable stay at Techspot.

Regards Jase
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be specific

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I have moved this to the Mobile Computing forum. Hopefully you will get a little better exposure here.

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Boot into Safe Mode by pressing F8 before the Windows screen appears. Go into Control Panel, User Accounts, Administrator, and remove the passwords from there
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A:Dell Latitude D400 ADMIN Password.

Reset Password


Your right in your assumption, it takes many attempts to short the chip correctly, but it can be done,

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It's in the FAQs.
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A:"Computer locked" Notice

Re;- my last message

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Start Windows system restore before you boot. Tap F8 key as it's turning on, you'll get the option (Windows 7).
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A:Software won't run unless under admin account

make the other accounts admin. or install software for all the users.

if you only have limited account restart computer and keep pressing F8 button and when options show up choose Safe Mode and choose Administrators Account.

Hope it helps
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A:Vista Administrator Password-Locked out of computer
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Here have used a program that runs various portable apps from a flash stick.
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whatever I do is not working. I removed office completly then reinstalled it and still the same proble.
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I'd appreciate your advice.
Thank you in anticipation

A:Locked documents office 2003

boot into Safe Mode; login as Admin
find the directory containing the files
(may be more than one; if you only store docs in your My Documents dir, then use it)
right click->properties
click the Security Tab->Advanced->Owner
take ownership of the directory (As Admin)
[select the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects]

go to Permissions
Now ADD user and give FULL CONTROL
[select the Replace owner on subcontainers and objects]
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Just browse to the relevant folder in the user's Documents and Settings..

If it denies access, take ownership of the folder and subfolders.
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Here are a few that run on a usb U3 drive:
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A:Changing admin password without usb/cd capabilities

Did you attempt to boot into Safe Mode?

IF/once you get there,

change the pwd for the admin account(s)
use a better method of picking passwords - -

Also understand that multiple accounts with Admin rights allows any of them to change all passwords - - obviously just not going to work.

In addition, allowing multiple persons to share the same account has the same problem.
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A:Run as Admin.

Just for that one time, you need to allow it each time unless you change the permissions on it.
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You may have to do a Factory reinstall of your system. If you can get in again . Try changing your password in the user account.Or just deleting it.
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A:Lost Admin Account

How about System Restore?
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It's in the NTFS permissions - - ever look / change those?
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A:Laptop not loading - 'no admin account'

To start with, either remove the hard drive and slave it to another computer to copy the data off of it
or, use a bootable drive to boot into another OS and then copy the data to an external drive (may require disabling SecureBoot and enabling legacy/CSM).
Once that's done, start with these free, bootable diagnostics:
Again, you may have to disable SecureBoot and enable legacy/CSM in order to boot from the disks
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I have no clue at how this relates to what I've been helping with in a separate topic (or if it even relates to what I was doing).
Please post in the original topic so that we know what this is in reference to.
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Hi,I tried opening Word after I reformatted my laptop and I got this message: This modification is now allowed because this document is locked.

All the menu icons are gray and won't let me do anything, this is for the entire Microsoft Office 2003. When I try to activate, nothing happens. I already uninstalled/installed many times. Does anyone know what to do?


A:This modification is now allowed because this document is locked.

If this happens with all documents, then either you have not activated the
software, or you have a trial version that is expired. What happens if you
click on Help | Activate Product?

If this happens with only one document, then click on Tools | Unprotect

Nobody seems to have another solution AFAIK
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i got this error message "This modification is not allowed because the document is locked"

I cant click on most of the oenu option like on the fire, inser, ect

if u giys have any sugestinos let me know thanks

it also dosnet wo k wit exell and outlook basicly my whole microsoft office?

I am relly mad i dony know please if u guys have any segetions plese help thaks ;(

A:This modification is not allowed because the document is locked

Have you tried to copy the contents of the document to another instance of the office product you are using? You should also check to see if your temlates are read only. You may also have a virus. Are your virus defs updated?

If all else fails, uninstall and reinstall office.
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i USE SOFTWARE "Lock My PC"' BY FSPro Labs.



A:Help Please; Need Password, I'm Locked Out

To start with, stop shouting (all text in CAPITALS), it's much frowned upon!
Next, how do we know it's YOUR PC that you want to get into?
Contact the software maker, they may give you a master-password if you can prove that it's yours.
Other than that, good luck.