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Q: Locked out of livemail

So I am helping a friend with her Live mail Hotmail Locked out of livemail I dont use Locked out of livemail it so you will have to forgive me She forgot her password and it locked her out of the account She has tried the passwords that she has written down and none of them work We tried the forgot your password link and had it sent to an email of hers that no longer exists Then tried Locked out of livemail to send it to her trusted PC but there is constantly an error code for some reason Then I tried having it sent to another email address mine but I have to verify her Identity the questions it asks are such as the last subjects sent last addresses sent to CC info Xbox tag she doesnt have Xbox CC info on there nor remembers last addresses sent to other than mine and one other one nor one last subject entry When I tried sending it off the first time Microsoft pushed it back saying quot there is not enough information to verify identification quot then I tried it a second time and it went through but it failed to send me her temporary password or anything Is there a way I can get into her mail for her or a password cracker or something that I can help her get back into her email She has been locked out for about weeks now Thanks

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A: Locked out of livemail

I guess nobody has any ideas how to fix this?

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Hello Sir!
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I really dont know what to do now. please help me. I know the password but dont know what to do.

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A:Sandisk 16 GB Micro SHDC Card locked and Un-Dettactable

On the memory card there is a notch on the side make sure that is push up unlock or down to lock the card.
 

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A:Locked out of Windows RT

If you just bought this . You should have a warrenty on it. Call the support number and they will be able to help you out.
 

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A:AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE had a locked core, could this mean my CPU is faulty?

I think the the X4 BE is supposed to have 6 cores, with 2 of them locked out. It almost sounds like you have an X3, with 1 of 4 cores locked out. My 970 BE showed 6 cores, with 2 locked out, when I first got it. But I think I may have over-cooked it, or something, when I enabled all 6 cores, and overclocked it, because now it only shows 4 cores. None are locked, though. It runs fine at 4GHz, with 1.5V to it, and 17V to the cooling fan.
 

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all realy old. 5-10 years old
Gateway - 2510250 Intel (Fedora) motherboard,
Compaq presario 5000,
Dell dimension 2400

thanks for reading
 

A:How to OC with unfriendly BIOS or locked CPU

In a single word "NO"
 

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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: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.
What would be the value of a password, if we could get a fix here at TechSpot?
There are hardware services that do an excellent job, but the good ones start at $400 and rapidly go up from there.
Luckily, hard drives are now cheap... and someday the lost data will be unimportant.
 

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No it's against the law
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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"

@teknix999

Well replying on an old thread was not the way!
I've moved your post appropriately to here, please read this entire thread
 

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A:Ram locked @ 219Mhz

It's probably the limit of your limited motherboard
 

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A:Locked HDDs on D610 & D620

At what point from when you power on the machines do you get promted for this password?
 

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A:Locked myself out :( of our bedroom

this my be a first for techspot lol.
 

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A:Dell Notebook password locked

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic97423.html
Join the queue!

Also if you can prove it's yours (not saying it's not) then Dell should help
 

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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)

Hold down power button releasing all internal voltage (about 20 secs)

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Turn on - I hope
 

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A:Dell Precision 370 Workstation BIOS Factory Locked

What happens when you change the jumpers on the drives from cable select to jumper them as master and slaves?
These are normal settings for networked machines and servers. Who setup your system?
 

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A:HP Omnibook locked out

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...

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A:Dell Latitude d600 HDD locked

Hi

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.

Good luck

Regards
 

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I believe you can help me with the master password for A03 BIOS.
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A:Dell D410 BIOS Password locked

Tried speaking to dell? They will help if you legally own your dell.
 

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A:I have a Panasonic toughbook cf-61 locked out

This is fixable. You may need to open up the Laptop
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Sometimes manufacturers post bios default password on there site.

BTW Welcome to Techspot

I hope you have a very pleasurable stay at Techspot.

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A:Locked Hard Drive

be specific

What OS is on this computer? I am not familiar with any software/mechanism to lock out the hard drive. If Win98, create new user and password. If XP, safe mode may not be protected by password. Create admin login in safe mode. Programs exist to crack passwords. Good luck.
 

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REV A03

The Express Service Code is 15637330005

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A:Laptop is locked!

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

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A:Hard drive instal error "data services locked"

Check your Disk Management. You can find this in:

Control Panel
Administrative Tools
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A:keyboard is locked out - unlock the key

Checksum error is generally an indication that the CMOS battery is flat. It's the thumbnail sized watch-type battery on the motherboard. As far as your keyboard is concerned, what your problem is likely to be is a key is stuck on your keyboard and it's simply the fact that startup has got further that it's telling you this. Please try another keyboard before worrying about more expensive devices. I know it seems simple and mundane, but it's always a good idea to start troubleshooting from the bottom up.

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A:my dell laptop is locked

It's in the FAQs.

http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic50281.html
 

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Have you seen THIS thread?

I hope it can help you!
 

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A:i need help unlocking a hard drive locked with a passord from a Dell Inspirion 8100

the only way i could think of would be to use the drive as a slave in another system with it's own operating system. this may allow you to simply view and access all of your data as a second drive.

if you can't simply access it through windows, then you may need to use a recovery program to access it.
 

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Post back and tell us.
 

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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

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If so try lowering your resolution and refresh rates.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
 

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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Booting into safe mode may well solve your problem.

Then you can uninstall your video card drivers, reboot, and then reinstall your video card drivers. Then just reset your resolution to whatever your monitor can use.

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Hi
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look here for a firmware update: http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_firmware.php?download_id=1754
 

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A:"Computer locked" Notice

Re;- my last message

Thanks Per, you finish your first answer with "that's it" I presume I then choose between two alternatives? I'm a bit nervous of cocking it up, & why do you think it lets me back on-line so easily? another Microsoft glitch?....plenty of those!
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http://4sysops.com/archives/three-ways-to-reset-a-windows-vista-admin-password/
 

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A:Locked documents office 2003

boot into Safe Mode; login as Admin
find the directory containing the files
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right click->properties
click the Security Tab->Advanced->Owner
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Thanks
 

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

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A:Locked out of computer - possible hijack?

Strange, you should be able to access internet in safe mode with network support. As for your logon problem, in windows safe mode as administrator, try going to control panel, then go to users, click your regular user then click remove password.

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A:Help! I'm locked out of my own network!

Error message at Sign-in to Hotmail

If you see this...
The Microsoft Passport Network is unavailable from this site for one of the following reasons:
This site may be experiencing a problem.
The site may not be a member of the Passport Network.
You can:
You can sign in or sign up at other sites on the Passport Network, or try again later at this site.

How about more than a month later...

NOoooo!!!!

Sometimes, things are so simple to solve, but it only takes one, misdirected and un-educated question to complicate the issue - it ultimately sends us back to re-invent the wheel... or an old computer.

My Issue was never a "network" one. It's just the way that Explorer and Hotmail and Outlook interact together... or don't.

I have enough sense not to lock my keys in my car for over thirty years, but when it comes to computers, I always think that I know what I'm doing. ha.

There was a reason for the error message that kept me from using the Hotmail GUI. I accessed Outlook, one time, and it allowed me to use the "bare-bones" access to my hotmail account. huh? Maybe these two don't "get along", I thought. I uninstalled Outlook to test my hunch. nada.

What do you do when you've spent days trying to figure out a problem and even asked a few "tech sites" what they thought? That's an easy answer...

...read the manual and call the company. ugh.

The friendly, automated voice directed me to clear the cookie over-ride list that is stored in the "Privacy" tab under the "Edit" button in "Managed Sites". I thought this was a way to block or allow access to my e-mail by "spamers". Don't laugh! I bet you thought that at one time too!

I used Hotmail to organize a "safe-list" at one time, until it became too full. Now I just us a couple of freeware products to manage junk mail.

No broken Windows, just a "cracked-up" do-it-yourself-er!
 

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A:[SOLVED] Locked out...

Is the password that is being asked by Windows or before Windows loads?

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A:locked out

The login screen refuses your authentication attempts?

Can you get into the BIOS, before Windows starts loading up?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/locked-out-970129.html
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The software manufacturer (Metso) has locked down the computer to log into a user account that has no admin. I can't access any properties, cmd, control panel, etc - nothing but the software designed to run on start up (Metso) and shut down/restart.

I cannot log out at the ctrl,alt,del - the option is there but it just takes me back to the user desktop.

Getting in on safe mode with command prompt is possible but commands there seem locked down as well (ie. I tried to run desktop.cpl - no luck). I thought maybe there is a command I can run that will switch users but then I realized even in safe mode I am still logged in as the non-admin user.

Is there a linux distro that gives me some control over XP user accounts maybe? Ugh.

Thanx.

A:XP Pro locked down to non-admin user

In Safe Mode, log in as Administrator and leave the password blank, unless you know the local administrator password set by the company.Make sure you change the Domain to (This Computer) If it asks for a password that you don't know, there is not much you can do.
If that works, you will be logged in as the Local Administrator and not the Domain Administrator. Here you can Right click My Computer/Properties/Computer Name/Change. Here, if you are part of a Domain, click the Radio button for Workgroup to leave the domain. You will have to log out and log in as the Local Administrator again. Once that is done, you can create a new user with admin rights for yourself and add your own password if you like.
If this all fails, your only recourse is to reinstall Windows from a Windows disc.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/xp-pro-locked-down-to-non-admin-user-926258.html
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My problem is that in order to modify the Form Fields the document must be restricted for editing, but allowing adjustment to "Form Fields", however, once the file is linked with the Excel file, I am no longer able to restrict editing on the document. I do not have Design Mode turned on, The file is not Read Only, nor is the file saved as "Final".

How am I supposed to lock the document to allow our users to edit the form fields, while still maintaining the documents ability to pick up the merge fields?

Thank you!

A:Form Fields / Mail Merging & Locked Document issues

By design, mailmerge has never worked with formfields. Even if you leave the document unprotected for the merge, you will find all except any checkbox formfields get deleted during the merge.

Since you're using Word 2010, though, you could replace all the formfields with content controls. Those don't require forms protection and they'll survive a mailmerge. If you want to restrict post-merge editing to the use of the content controls, you can apply the 'filling in forms' protection at that stage.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f57/form-fields-mail-merging-and-locked-document-issues-1034905.html
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A:problem with permissions locked on old hdd

Here is perfect. Could you elaborate on your issue?

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A:System Repair has locked up on Dell laptop

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A:locked out of admin account

I have a emachine desktop pc with Windows 7 Home Premium operating system in my home that I purchased new in 2010. There a two accounts setup on it as well as the admin account for a total of 3 accounts. I am locked out of the admin account. Click to expand...

Who originally set up that computer?

Has it been in use since 2010?

How are you trying to access the administrator account?

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/locked-out-of-admin-account.1148994/
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I have been locked out of a Word program that requires a password. I created the doc and set the password. I never had problems. Today when I try to open it I get a ghosted screen with no box to enter my password into. Has anybody had a similar problem? I'm using Word 2007 and am running Windows 7.

I thought that I had a backup of the doc somewhere but, as Murphy's Law dictates, I can't seem to find it anywhere. How can I unlock my document? Can anybody please help me with this?
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A:Locked out - help!

You can try this...Open up a blank document. Go to Insert -> the dropdown arrow next to Object(in 2013 its in the Text section) -> Text from File. Then simply select your password-protected document and hit Insert. The only downside to this is that its formatting will most likely be a little messed up
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/locked-out-help.1154543/
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A:locked out of windows XP Pro

unfortunately, we cannot assist with these cases, as there is no way to ascertain the intentions. You may want to re-read the rules page at techguy.org/rules.html.

thanks,

v
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/locked-out-of-windows-xp-pro.1151574/
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Moderator, I am so sorry I had not read the ruling on password retrieval, please forgive the mistake. I am not trying to be ill-legal we do have the receipt for it ;-) Dedee
 

A:Pandigital Locked me out...

It's alright, but please do not create another thread for it.......again, as the rules state, we simply cannot assist.

Thanks again for understanding. Your best bet would be to take it back and see if they can reset it to the factory standards.

thanks,

v
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/pandigital-locked-me-out.1033220/
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A:Pandigital Super Nova locked me out...

Hello, dedee44.

unfortunately, we cannot assist with forgotten passwords, as we cannot verify the authenticity. From the rules page:

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

As such, I'm going to have to close this. Thanks for understanding,

v
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/pandigital-super-nova-locked-me-out.1033219/
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A:Ipod Touch Locked

The whole point of a passcode is to protect the data. If there were a way to "backup" the data without knowing the passcode, that would defeat the purpose.

This site can't help with bypassing passwords and security.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/ipod-touch-locked.1030335/
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Suspicious activity detected. Your account is locked.
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I have having the same problem in Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Firefox.
 
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My internet explorer only seems to work in safemode.
Thnak you.

A:Suspicious activity is detected. Your Account is locked

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A:Can different graphic settings be locked to different games?

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Do you know if you have a recovery partition?  If you do you bring it back to factory fresh (important) all data and additional programs will be gone but it will run like new.

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A:drive locked

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A:HELP ammy scam now im locked out

Hi barbied_26101,
 
Does it look like this?:
 
Please confirm you can get to the Advanced Startup Options (see methods 4-6 here or try SHIFT+F8 if you can, if you do not know how to get to Advanced Startup Options).
 
xXToffeeXx~

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Any suggestions?
 
Thanx
zepe

A:Locked computer on wake up

G'day zepe, and Welcome to BC.
 
Read these two articles, and see if either is applicable to your situation
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/disable-lock-screen-after-waking-in-windows-8/
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/disable-lock-screen-in-windows-8/
 
Note: If you are not using Windows 8 Professional or Enterprise you will not have access to the group policy editor. Instead you should follow the instructions here.  )

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Using the Install Disk, go to a command prompt and type:

bcdboot c:\Windows /s
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http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/564289/repairing-laptop-wont-boot-says-drive-locked/
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A:Locked myself out of a program

See this.
 
Type CMD in the search bar. Right Click > Run as Administrator
 
Type the takedown command as shown in the link.

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Heard about adwcleaner on the radio program Internet Adviser. Downloaded from bleepingcomputer. It ran and found, 2 items to fix. Selected fix. Now screen is black, spinning dots, message: Configuring windows updates 100% complete Do not turn off computer.
After hour and half, forced complete shutdown and waited a few minutes to turn it on. It is back to the same message, with the spinning dots.
Toshiba laptop, with windows 8. What can I do?

A:Adwcleaner locked my laptop

Are you sure you aren't setup to download automatic updates? Adwcleaner restarts your PC after you go through the dialogue boxes after it finishes. Its possible you just downloaded/installed updates and it was just taking a long time to finish the updates. It's best to leave it be as long as possible. Always try to wait for updating to finish unless you've left it overnight already.
 
If that doesn't work, you can try to boot into your System Recovery Options and see if you can do a System Restore from before you ran Adw.
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/a/open-advanced-startup-options-windows-8.htm

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Dear all,
 
I recently installed the windows 8.1 update to windows 8 on my ASUS laptop (UX32-A). On installation it asked for lots of personal details (not usual with a windows update), which I saw no reason to give and of course really stupidly entered a lot of rubbish. Only to find of course that my usual login name had disappeared on restart to be replaced with the rubbish I had entered for a microsoft account that I did not want (why should I need a MS account to log into my laptop??). Anyway, suffice to say, due to my stupidity I cant log into my laptop (cant get passed the login screen) as I know not the password or any of the other details I entered. I really hope there is a solution without having to reset and lose my files....
 
Any help would be much appreciated!
 
Suzze

A:locked out of computer - windows 8.1 update

Discussion here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/494548/remove-login-password-forgot-password/page-2
 
I get the impression that by setting up Windows 8.1 with a Microsoft account your user files become encrypted.
 
If they are, that's an insurmountable problem and without the password they are lost.
*It's possible to recover your Microsoft account if you set up a valid email for password recovery (when you set up your Microsoft account)
Nevertheless, I'd be inclined to boot to a Linux live CD such as Ubuntu to check if the files are readable.

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I have a windows 8 computer that after install classic shell and rebooting comes up to the login screen but I cannot log in
 
I have tried the following
 
I reset my password with Microsoft for the account listed
I went into command prompt from advanced system options enabled the administrator account but it does not show
It does accept my password in advanced system options when I select to use the command prompt - This password does not work and the reset password I use does not work only my original password
 
Anyone have any ideas ? I have no access to another PC, this Laptop does not have a CD/DVD Drive and I have no way to copy utilities onto a USB
 
Why does it accept my password and tell me that creating and admin account was successful under advanced system options but I cannot login to my windows desktop ?

A:Windows 8 locked out

106 views and no comments ??? has no one seen this before or no one has an answer or idea ?

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I bought a new computer (Windows8) a while ago - basically I just set up my account using my email address and created a password.  I put off using it, as it seemed so foreign to my XP.
 
I tried to sign on today, but could not remember my password.  I deleted my email account a few months ago because someone compromised our credit information and email.  I was going to input the old email account just to see if it would bring up my account, but I was worried they would send a new password to that address - which I'm not sure if anyone is still trying to use, even though I deleted it.
 
Without an email address, I can't access any type of online help.  Or even find a way to contact someone either by phone or email?  Any suggestions would be so much appreciated.

A:Locked out of my computer

Reactivate your old account, get your pc online and it should sync to your account and let you in with your newly created password. 
 
If you need to reset it after you get your account back up and running go to:
 
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/what-do-forget-windows-password#1TC=windows-8
 
Just be sure to use the exact same old email account name you had before. 
 
once your done, change your login to a local one only if your not going to use a Microsoft account, , ,
 
You can see how to do this on youtube 

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I get a message..."Access Denied".
 
Both show a small padlock next to the main folder in Windows Explorer.
 
I've tried to gain access with "Properties/ Sharing" & "Advanced Sharing" but it always says "can't be unlocked".
 
There was a process in Windows XP that included using a file.."cacls.exe" and editing the registry, but that doesn't work with Win-7.
 
I do have "Show hidden files" enabled.

A:Unlocking a locked folder

That is normal. Documents and Settings is now Users. The Documents and Settings folder is there for backward compatibility with XP. It is a Junction Point. You can still access though. See this page.  Is there some reason  you need to access System Volume Information?  That folder is different than XP as Windows 7 uses Shadow Copies.
 
If you want to access it then follow these steps.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/570184/unlocking-a-locked-folder/
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A:Locked out of Windows 7, forgotten password:(

Try guessing your password a few times,just to see if it jogs your memory.you might be lucky :-)
 
If not,you need to boot the computer from the flash drive.
 
When you turn on the computer you will see "entering setup" message in the first few seconds after turning the computer on it will say something like this -
Press [key] to enter setup
Setup: [key]
Enter BIOS by pressing [key]
Press [key] to enter BIOS setup
Press [key] to access BIOS
Press [key] to access system configuration
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. Then follow the instructions here
 
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/tipstricks/ht/bootusbflash.htm
 
 
Then you need to reset the password,
instructions here
 
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows7/ht/reset-password-windows-7.htm
 
Take your time and follow the instructions carefully one by one,its not as complicated as it looks at first if you do them step by step.

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A:Multiple accounts locked out

Any help we give would just compound, and make us complicit with, the attempt to circumvent an employer's security measures. It is against our rules, found here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forum-rules/ .
 
I recommend you seek mercy from your IT dept.

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A:Possible Hack attempt has locked me out of administrator control

Hello, and Welcome
 
Tap F8 and login to Safe Mode. Type CMD in the Search box. Right click > Run as Administrator
 
At the command prompt type

net user administrator /active:yes
This will enable the hidden adminstrator account. Using that you will be able to create a new profile.

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A:locked registry keys??

Well...can you tell us just what led you to run ComboFix?
 
ComboFix is a powerful tool used for malware situations, not system diagnostics...do you have or suspect that you have malware issues?
 
Louis

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A:Locked files on D drive. Unable to edit

Take ownership of those files: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/add-take-ownership-to-explorer-right-click-menu-in-vista/

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A:Locked out of windows. Using Vista O/S

How are you locked out of your computer?

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A:Locked and Freezing

Could be a damaged profile.
 
Have you tried booting into safe mode normally?
 
System manufacturer and model?
 
Louis

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A:Win XP SR3 PC locked 2 weeks ago.

How about running a hard diagnostic?  The long test.
 
Please...read and follow the insrructions provided, this diagnostic can be run on any hard drive, regardless of manufacturer.
 
Guide, SeaTools For DOS - http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools/SeaToolsDOSguide.pdf
 
SeaTools for DOS Download - http://www.seagate.com/support/internal-hard-drives/consumer-electronics/ld25-series/seatools-dos-master/
 
Tell us whether drive passes or fails per the diagnostic.
 
Louis

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A:WinXP Locked Out Boot Password Grotesque Irony

Hi,does the password prompt look like this:If so it is a password for encryption of your registry hive.regardsmyrti

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