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Shutdown LOCK- stuck and can't access to unlock

Question: Shutdown LOCK- stuck and can't access to unlock

I was trying to help a friend w/ his laptop w/ Vista (which I have not used before) and when we shut it down, I accidently hit the LOCK icon and closed the lid. When he tried to restart, the system appears to come back up, but then the screen goes black. I tried CTL-ALT-DEL, but nothing happened, still black screen, but there is lots of disk activity going on. We did a hard shutdown (holding power button down) and rebooted, getting an error screen and then booting in safe mode. Can do that, but don't know what to modifiy or try and change. He says he never created a password, has only one account on the computer which is an administrator account. When we reboot into std OS, same old thing, black screen after just a flash of the main screen. HELP????

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Preferred Solution: Shutdown LOCK- stuck and can't access to unlock

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Answer: Shutdown LOCK- stuck and can't access to unlock

Try and do a system restore in safe mode: System Restore - How to

Amplid

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Hi Experts,When we want to lock the computer we do the following:Ctrl Alt Del(A dialog box appears)Lock computerWhen we want to unlock the computer we do the following:Ctrl Alt Del(A dialog box appears)Key in passwordEnterIs there any possibility in the registry (or somewhere) of XP Professional menu to:1.      automate the above,2.      automate a shutdown at specified time?Thanks.

Answer:Auto lock, unlock and shutdown

1) What do you want to automate? Lock? Well, you can use also the windows key+L (the L key). To unlock, you have to press ctrl+alt+del and enter the username and password (username, in case you want to log off the user which locked the computer). You can't automate this -- but you can disable the lock option (why do you want to do it?). Are you in a domain? Then talk to network administrator/system administrator. It's your home computer? Then use the simple logon options, without passwords.A simple way to lock the computer it's to set the computer to lock when enters in screen saver mode.2) For shutdown at a specified time: you may create a bat file, which should contain a line like:shutdown -s -f -t 60(see shutdown command in windows)And then, add a new scheduled task which runs that bat file at the specified time.

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Hiii there, I have just locked my personal folder through Priyan's lock but unable to unlock it again. An icon of Control panel is being shown instead of default icon. and when I am opening it, control panel window is shown. What to do? ***email removed*** It will be a great help as this folder contain very important personal documents. Please reply asap.
 

Answer:unlock folder lock protected by priyans lock

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I have a Vista home premium Thirty Two bit on a HP DV Six Thousand laptop.
A few days ago, I have no idea how, but the scroll lock has been turned on. This is also the num lock key. so now my down and right arrows don't work and neither do my number keys, except numbers 6 and 5. Please help. The signs that are doubled up with the number keys don't work either since the num ock is on. This is so frustrating. How can I turn this scroll lock / num lock key off?
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Unlock Scroll lock / Num lock keys on HP DV 6 Thousand

Welcome
How to Activate the Scroll Lock on an HP Pavilion DV6000 Laptop | eHow.com

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Hi, new to these forums, hope I don't break any rules or anything here.

My laptop is a
Sony Vaio - Model: SVE141R11L
Product name: SVE14135CXB
Pre-loaded with Windows 8 x64
Intel(R) Core i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz
6GB RAM w/ 900GB HDD space
Purchased in Navy Exchange last year (around July 2013)

I have dropped it once or twice from at most a 3ft fall inside a padded case. I mostly use my computer for school work, some gaming, extensive video/photo editing, internet browsing. I've installed some debatable programs but have been installed long ago. Most of my programs included Microsoft Office, Adobe suite, Steam, iTunes, uTorrent, McAfee VirusScan Enterprise, Winrar, VLC, etc. But are now gone due to the refresh I had just done last week for prior problems, but still experience problems.

I recently been having issues with my computer where it just won't respond at all. Like today, I had it working for a few hours, but then went out and left my laptop on the lock screen, and came back to it being completely stuck. Completely stuck as in, no keys or clicks would unlock the screen to the login prompt. However, my cursor was fully able to move around the screen, and my caps/num lock buttons work as they display the lights enabling/disabling them. The time when it was stuck was 8:03pm, but the clock was stuck on 7:55. But on the bottom of the front of the laptop, the HDD orange light is not lit up at all, which I believe suggest that the HDD is not reading/properly reading. Oddly e... Read more

Answer:Windows 8 Lock Screen Stuck, Cursor/num/cap lock work

Sounds like one too many drops killed the computer. You may get lucky and find a local mom & pop shop that will fix it cheaper then Sony.

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Lumia 520 was sent to me from Switzerland and is Locked to Swisscom network, please what is the code to unlock it, am now in Nigeria. Please if you have the solution be free to help by sending it to my mail Mod edit...personal e-mail removed Thanks.

Answer:Why can't I unlock my Lumia 520 sim-lock?

You have to contact the carrier, Swisscom, or use an unlocking service.
No one here has your unlock code in their pocket.

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I have managed to somehow put a lock my computer. Now, everytime I leave it for just a few minutes I have to enter my password to get back in. How do I disable this feature?? I am using WinXP. Thanks.....
 

Answer:Lock/Unlock computer

Change power settings to not prompt for a password after resuming from a screen saver or sleep mode.

How does one accidentally put a lock on their own computer that they didn't want there? Usually the Lock / Unlock options appear on company computers for security purposes. That's not the case here, right?
 

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Hey guys, Just got my W530 and its a great machine except for 2 things. The battery looseness which I have read is normal for one. The other problem is that I cant eject my hard drive bay adapter that came configured with it. The lock position from "lock" to "unlock" will not move and I have used considerable force. Any more and I feared breaking the plastic. Does anyone know any tricks to get this open, is it is just a matter of force? I have seen videos on the net where they open quite easily. Thanks alot. 

Answer:Lock on bay adapter will not unlock

Did you order the W530 with RAID enabled? If so, there is a screw the hole next to the unlock slider that prevents the slider from accidentally moving.

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My friend, while playing WOW, said he was hitting the shift key multiple times and after that the keyboard locked up.

Now when any button is pressed the computer makes a beep sound and does nothing.

There is also an onscreen keyboard which can be used with the mouse.

What I'm asking is if there is a way to Lock the Keyboard similar to locking a cell phone and How to unlock the keyboard.

Answer:How To Lock The Keyboard? (and Unlock)

If he hit the shift key repeatedly perhaps he has turned on sticky keys? Hit the shift key 5 times to get to the sticky keys controls.

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i recently reinstalled windows 10 and when I went to open my videos file on my external WD mybook and it would not open I guess I got connect to my previous network I had via Linksys before I reinstalled from scratch so anyone who can help my id appreciate it ill post pics below to show the issues
 

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Its unable to lock or unlock the taskbar. Tried the methods in these threads:http:

Taskbar - Lock or Unlock

I cannot unlock taskbar - Microsoft Community

but it doesnt help

When I rightclick on the taskbar, the dialogbox is appearing, I click unlock or lock, but it doesnt work


The computer has 32 bit windows 7 home premium


Thanks

Answer:Impossible to unlock or lock the taskbar

Use this tutorial by Brink to fill in your system specs. This will help others help you.

System Info - See Your System Specs

Do you have Windows 7 Updated including SP-1?

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My phone is windows nokia lumia630 . But my lock and unlock sound does not working. I check settings but I see the lock unlock sound is on. It does not working.

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Hi,

At work i have a windows 7 based pc that is joined to a domain. Now what happens is this:

1. I login to the office domain.

2. I lock my pc

Now when i press ctrl+alt+del to unlock the pc it presents me with local pc user login. So i have to press switch user, click on the current logged in domain account and enter pasword to unlock. This happens every time when i lock my domain account. Is this the way that unlocking in Win 7, joined to a domain, works? In XP when i pressed ctrl+alt+del to unlock pc i just had to enter the pwd.

Can you give me a solution to this problem.

Thanx
Anupam

Answer:Windows lock and unlock ambiguity

In Windows 7 it shows you what domain you are logging into. It should not be a local user account.

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how do i lock/unlock desktop properties ?? (right click on desktop>properties>desktop)how can i make it to lock it? so no one can change it?cuz someone did it to my teachers pc and put on a wallpaper of someone on the desktop and he cant take it out xDand i want to do that to lol....help?

Answer:lock/unlock desktop properties

Sorry, jocxo, but that wouldn't be very nice.

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Hi,

At work i have a windows 7 based pc that is joined to a domain. Now what happens is this:

1. I login to the office domain.

2. I lock my pc

Now when i press ctrl+alt+del to unlock the pc it presents me with local pc user login. So i have to press switch user, click on the current logged in domain account and enter pasword to unlock. This happens every time when i lock my domain account. Is this the way that unlocking in Win 7, joined to a domain, works? In XP when i pressed ctrl+alt+del to unlock pc i just had to enter the pwd.

Can you give me a solution to this problem.

Thanx
Anupam
 

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bios is lock i need help!
I want to change a bios version to 9600 pro
Memory Elixir 250/200
i try to use "Atiflash - p 0 -st bios.bin"
but:
Old mem seting :7180
New mem seting :7180
Old ssid : 4153
New ssid : 4150
SSID Mismatched
Error = 0FL01

:knock: :hotbounce :knock:

Plese Help Me!
 

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How do I unlock my num lock on my hp pavilion g61009sa, I don't know which key is which I don't have a num lock key, a scroll key or a key with small number 9 on... Please help<br>Lol thanks

Answer:How do I unlock my num lock on my hp pavilion g61009sa

Hi, Normally laptops which are under 17" do not have numlock key because its physically space. Vendors can not put a numeric keypad on the keyboard and no point to put numlock on a keyboard which has no numeric keypad. What are you trying to do ? You can buy an external keyboard if you wish numlock key. Regards.

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Is the feature to Lock/Unlock the taskbar hidden in Windows 2000 like the transparency affect is? I know these features are available in XP but since I use Win2K, I'm curious to know if there is a tip/tweak that will enable these. I would like to be able lock my taskbar. Would I need run REGSVR32 with a particular DLL to do this?

Appreciate in info on this.
 

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Guys last night I followed this tutorial on how to have the Recycle Bin show up on the taskbar: Recycle Bin - Pin to Taskbar and it worked great. But then like a complete idiot I deleted the Trash folder I had saved in directory I used to save it in. This of course ruined the whole procedure (hindsight is a great thing) and the "undo delete" function didn't restore any the functionality wither. So I decided to start from scratch. However, when I got to the part about right clicking the task bar and going to Toolbars-New Toolbar there was a menu entry for the Trash folder I had created earlier which was ticked. I unticked it and ever since then I can't lock or unlock the taskbar. I can tick and untick but it doesn't do anything. System Restore didn't fix it so I'm at a loss. I created a new user account to see if it worked from there and it does. So I thought maybe my user profile had become corrupt during the processes I outlined above and decided to follow the tutorial on how to fix an corrupt user profile here: Fix a corrupted user profile
But I can't copy the user files over as I keep getting an access denied/require permission message when trying to do so. Any advice lads? I should left well enough alone

Answer:Unable to lock/unlock the taskbar

try doing a system restore and then start again if you really want the recycle bin on your taskbar

System Restore - Windows 7 Forums

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My phone is windows nokia lumia630 . But my lock and unlock sound does not working. I check settings but I see the lock unlock sound is on. It does not working.

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So, issue that has just recently cropped up, and we have made no changes that would cause this.

We now have several users who, although able to initially log in off the WAN, cannot unlock the screen off the WAN. They receive a "No logon servers available" error.

This has never been an issue with XP. One user reports the issue didn't start until some time towards the end of last week. One of desktop support folks just received a report from a user today.

Now, I've tried duplicating the issue with my machines but simply cannot.

We have 2 other users with desktops who can duplicate the issue, though.

What would cause this?
The issue is not that they cannot log on; they can log on fine, initially. It's only the screen lock that appears borked. Therefore I wouldn't think the "Always wait for network at logon" GPO would be relevant, since the issue isn't at initial logon.

Ideas? I've tried searching the Goog, but haven't had much success in finding info on this particular issue.

Edit: This is in a domain environment. No GPO modifications have been made since June, and this issue just recently started cropping up.
 

Answer:Can't Unlock PC After Timed Lock Win7

Ive had one similar case of this...
User (off network @ home) logs onto his laptop..logs on AOK
uses the laptop for a while, then it locks (either by sleep mode or Win+L)
User cannot unlock it, says password invalid, but he can reboot and log in with the same password.
 

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Yesterday, my computer came up with a "computer locked"dialogue box. It was the first time this ever happened. It happens ever once and a while and will let me in as long as I press OK. I was just wondering how to turn it off. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Windows lock/unlock dialogue box

It is probably occuring due to the setting for your screen saver. go to display properties-screen saver and uncheck the on resume password protect check box.

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Unlock screen on Nokia 925

Answer:How to unlock the lock screen on nokia 925

touch hold then slide it up.
If your locked out by passcode then you'll need to hard reset the device.
Join on here if you would like more help or can give details about your problem.To reset an unresponsive phoneIf your phone is unresponsive and you can't reach Settings , you may be able to reset your phone using the hardware buttons. On Lumia phones (and some others), do the following to reset your phone:Press and hold the Volume down and Power buttons at the same time until you feel a vibration (about 10?15 seconds).When you feel the vibration, release the buttons, and then immediately press and hold the Volume down button until you see a large exclamation mark.Once the exclamation mark appears, press the following four buttons in this order: Volume up , Volume down , Power , Volume down . Your phone should now reset and restart itself. (It might take a while for the reset to finish.).Note If you lose your phone, it's possible to reset it remotely. To learn how, see Find a lost

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I am on the prowl for a SIMPLE way of passwording any file(s) or folder(s) in the computer file hierarchy. Casual visitors snooping in my files while I might be away is the focus here. I took the problem to another forum (http://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/lockingunlocking-folderfile?replies=26) and got an answer that is an alternative to what I am really hoping to find. Does anyone know of a passwording program that uses a file access request interceptor?

Here is an exerpt of the basic interest:

"I would like to be able to cruise through the file hierarchy in Windows Explorer or My Computer and right click on any file or folder, having the context menu give me a "secure" option. Clicking that would give me a password input blank which would be registered along with the file/folder name in the access interceptor's index. Upon entering the password in the input blank the closed file/folder would then become password protected. (Naturally, the "secure" option in the right click menu would have to be disabled when the password is input.) When the interceptor matched a request with an item in its index it would interupt the system from opening the item and present the user with password dialog. Successfully matching that input with the value in its index it would stand aside and let the system open or run the item. The last action is clearly exactly what Mylockbox does when the .exe is commanded to run. I guess a masterkey would also be required... Read more

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it's on a acer  model e1-521-0851

Answer:help me unlock caps lock buttom

annette-tyree18,
 
The caps lock button in on the left side of the keyboard. If you press it, that toggles turning it on and off.

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My phone is stuck on narrator witch won't let me do anything cant power off or unlock scr

Answer:My phone is stuck on the narrator and won't let me do anything can't unlock. How can I unlock my phone?

To turn off Narrator
Turn off Narrator at any time by pressing and holding the Volume Up button, and then pressing the Start button. Don't release the Volume Up button until Narrator tells you that it's turning off.
Tip
This button combo will turn off Narrator even if Narrator quick launch is turned off.https://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/h...or-on-my-phone

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Hi:
I purchased a brand new PC with 'Windows 7 and trying to set-up Windows 7.

I encountered 'NumLock' that stays and I am NOT able to type any.

How to unlock 'Numlock?'

Thanks for your help in advance.

Answer:[SOLVED] Num Lock Issue, ... How to 'Unlock' NumLock?

Using Keyboard came with the PC/Win 7 solved the issue.

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Fortunately, I am not experiencing the problems described by other users on this forum with the touchpad on my new AMD edge13. That said, the touchpad doesn't consistently pick up my finger movements, despite trying various sensitivity settings. This causes alot of frustration. That said, overall, I'm happy with my purchase. One great improvement would be the ability to lock the touchpad during the times I'm typing on the keyboard. The touchpad setting that allows accidental palm strokes to not-be-picked-up doesn't work well at all. The cursor is constantly causing problems while I'm typing. Can anyone advise if it's already possible to lock and unlock the touchpad via a keyboard shortcut, and if not, can this be added to future functionality? It would be a significant improvement. 

Answer:Lock and unlock the touchpad via keyboard shortcuts?

It's quite hard to get any support from this forum......... Anyway I'd like to support anyone as possible as I can. Although I don't know any keyboard shortcut for that, there's another option. from control panel go to mouse properties. Under the Ultranav tab, check "Show Ultranav icon on the system tray". Than you can find the related icon in the task bar on your desktop with options to disable touchpad and trackpoint with a single click. Hope this will help. I had to find out this myself.....

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Navigator talks and reads off front screen detail as pushed. Have tried holding power button plus both up and down volume screens with no luck.

Answer:Lumia 635 lock screen won't slide to unlock. Can you help?

You switched on Narrator. See below how to get in your phone.Tip: How to exit Narrator on Windows Phone 8.1 - WMPoweruser
And for next time do not play around with settings if you do not know what they are for.

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Hello,

I would like to know if there is a way to play a sound when the computer is locked and/or unlocked, similar to the way a sound normally plays during log on/log off. There's no obvious way in the Sounds options window.

Thank you

Answer:Add sound event for Lock/Unlock computer

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sklar


Hello,

I would like to know if there is a way to play a sound when the computer is locked and/or unlocked, similar to the way a sound normally plays during log on/log off. There's no obvious way in the Sounds options window.

Thank you


I know this is an old thread but I too would like to know if this can be done. =/

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Im using windows 10 tp on my lumia 920 and im unable to unlock it from lockscreen using my pin. After i enter my key it just stays like that, even if i enter a wrong key it deoes not show that the key enterd is wrong. PLEASE HELP ME!

Answer:Why am I unable to unlock my phone from the lock screen?

Does it react to touch input at all? (Meaning: can you see that a button has been pressed?)
Try turning your phone off and on again (long-press power button) and see if that solves your problem.

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What is that lock icon on my folder and how do I remove it or unlock it ?

Answer:What is that lock icon on my folder and how do I remove it or unlock i

Usually that's an indication of permissions/sharing being set on the folder.
What is the actual folder you are refering to?

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As the title says, my lock sound has stopped working on my 1520 since last nights latest critical update. It's checked in the sounds settings and I've tried rebooting and a soft reset

Answer:Lock/Unlock sound stopped working

Have you tried turning it off in settings, doing another soft reset, and turning it back on? That sometimes works.
I'm sure you've also checked your volume settings and made sure you don't have Quiet Hours turned on, so I'm only mentioning that for posterity. <grin>

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In my 525 lock and unlock and charging sound not working. lock and unlock sound check box is selected
And I changed the region and all back. But still its not working
Please help me

Answer:[L525] Lock\unlock sound is not working?

You can give it a try with soft reset. Just press Volume down + Power button for 10 seconds. :)

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I forgot the screen lock password i need to know how i can unlock my microsoft lumina 640

Answer:How do I unlock my Microsoft Lumia 640 screen lock?

You will have to reset your phone and loose whatever data is not backed up.
Power off. Hold Volume Down and tap Power. When the exclamation screen (!) appears release Volume Down.
Now tap Volume Up / Volume Down / Power / Volume Up...
The spinning gears will show and your phone will reset.
Unless you remember the password it is all you can do.

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Hello. I am having a issue with a laptop that will not unlock. If you lock it and go to unlock it, all you get is the blue screen that you get when you lock your computer. If you do a hard reboot and then login it works. What is the issue? Please help
I cannot find any info on this issue.

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Hiii there, I have just locked my personal folder through Priyan's lock but unable to unlock it again. An icon of Control panel is being shown instead of default icon. and when I am opening it, control panel window is shown. What to do? ***email removed*** It will be a great help as this folder contain very important personal documents. Please reply asap.
 

Answer:how to unlock folder lock protected by priyans lpc

closing duplicate.
 

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I have a customer who has a Windows 8.1 laptop at the house that he uses to remote into the office, and this system is in a workgroup. The problem is that if the user locks the laptop or it goes into standby, as soon as CTRL-ALT is pressed, the screen
says "Locking" and never gives us a chance to log in. System restore won't complete successfully (I had a previous post in Technet to troubleshoot this, but restore was never successful). I've attempted SFC /scannow, and some corruption was found,
but the system wasn't able to fix everything. I've attempted to manually uninstall all updates and applications that were installed on or after this problem arose with no luck. I've attempted to run chkdsk /R, but it hangs at 10% - I left this running for
around 2.5 hours, and it never got any further, so I terminated the process. I am unable to lock and log back in with clean boot; however, I can lock and log back in with Safe Mode. I've also attempted to create a new profile, and the locking also occurs with
it. Does anyone have an idea as to what I might try? Thank you.

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how to unlock an acer aspire 5337z-4851 hdd lock with dos program without having to wipe the harddrive but if neccassary so be it

Answer:how to unlock an acer aspire 5337z-4851 hdd lock with dos p

You cant, not with a DOS programme or any other kind of programme.The hard disk lock is a security measure that is almost impossible to break. Your only option is to contact the manufacturer and be prepared to prove ownership.Stuart

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My laptop won't automatically rotate when I rotate it. The rotation lock button in the action centre is greyed out so I cannot select it. This is the same in the display settings, I am unable to unlock the rotation lock. I have searched for answers on this and people have advised to select the 'allow auto-rotation' however I cannot find this setting in my control panel. Switching to tablet mode does nothing either. The laptop also does not sense the screen has been rotated around and so the keyboard/mousepad are still active even when the laptop has been moved to a tablet. I am within warranty so will just replace laptop if I can, but want a quick solution for now!

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Hi Friends,
 
I have a DELL Inspiron 14R (N4110) laptop. Few days back I set BIOS password. Unexpectedly I forgot the password. While going to BIOS, my laptop is asking for password. I tried many times but unable to enter correct password. Can any one please tell me how to proceed further for resetting the password? Now there's unlock key hint number appearing.. please help so i can go to my bios settings..
Thanks in advance...

Answer:BIOS Lock. Unlock Key Hint Number appearing

I have the same exact problem with one of my Latitude D420 machines. The only catch is that I have followed the directions, but can not get the machine to read me external CD Drive or my thumb drive. I have been stuck as well. I would have hoped I could just dive into the machine reset the password in the CMOS and reboot. I forgot this is not an HP machine. Hope someone reads our troubles and has a good solution.

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My Lumia 535 sound of lock unlock screen is on I want to turn off this sound how can I do it?

Answer:How can I turn off Lumia 535 screen lock unlock sound?

Go to settings.
Go to ringtones + sounds
Unmark "Lock and unlock" under "Play a sound for"

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Ok, so here's how it's not working; I'm trying to watch a DVD on WMP11. I start playing it, and I click on the little paddlelock icon in the lower right hand corner of the frame. It "unlocks" with a window to put in my 4 digit code, and I do so, then I click on the green check mark, and the paddle lock closes, and then I proceed to watch my movie. Roughly 12 minutes later, (usually while I'm into a good scene in the movie), the screen switches from "Full Screen" view, to "Normal Screen" view, and stays that way until I complete the whole process all over again. This continues throughout the entire movie.

I've eliminated my screen saver as an issue, (this was suggested to me by someone), and have uninstalled Faststone Capture, (this was a screen capture tool that was constantly "on" in the background, that was also suggested as a cause), but I do still have another screen capture tool installed, however this one, Jing, does not constantly run. It is just an application I can start when I want to.

Anyways, this is my issue with WMP11. Oh, before I forget, I'm running Vista Ultimate, on a 32-bit system. It's all on a Dell XPS410 w/ an Nvidea GeForce 8600 GT video card. And all drivers have been updated. Any other questions will be answered ASAP. Thanks in advance.
 

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Today my phone has stopped being responsive to a short press on my power button. I can do a long press and the phone will turn off and on, but the only way to unlock my phone is to connect to a usb..... long pressing on the camera button won't light up the screen but if i connect to a usb the phone will be in camera mode?? Also when my screen times out and goes dark(before screen goes black), I cannot make it go any brighter except the usb option. And the double tap for the screen doesn't work either. As well as the phone is not recognized by my computer any longer either... I think that's it.. Please help, I love my nokia. lol

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Hey all. I have a Thermaltake V5000D case that has a lock on the front panel. One day I was just fiddling with the lock, turning the key back and forth (fidgeting problem I have sometimes), then it just stopped turning with the lock in the locked position and now my front panel is locked shut! I am very thankful that the the door wasn't latched or I wouldn't be able to get to the on/off button and my optical drives and stuff. But my front panel is still locked and I cant get to my fan filter. Also, my door wont latch shut because the metal latch on the lock is in the way of it closing all the way. This is very annoying and is going to suck when I have to move my tower around with the door swinging away.

I've tried turning the key in every position possible with every amount of force in my hand. I actually bent the crap out of one of my keys and cant completely straighten it out now. I've tried picking it and examined it with a flashlight for any obstructions in the hole. The next thing I can think of is mabye WD-40 on it because it seems the little levers in the lock are getting stuck when the key pushes them in and they dont come back down on top of the key. But I would like to ask you guys to see if anyone has ever had this problem and/or if you have any ideas to fix it. Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:Help! PC Case lock is stuck! Door is stuck shut!

Love to help but sadly thermaltakes website is not helpfull in schematics or decent pics of the area of the lock.... only thoughts I have are can you take the side panel off on the side nearest the lock and see if you can force the hook up? ( doesnt look like you can from another pic I searched for as the front panel is too flush to the side )

If you can from the inside of th ecase see the back of the lock its latch-hook is only attached by a big screw from the looks of it and if you could unscrew it you would get access to the front I have no doubt.

the pics I was looking at http://www.3dxtreme.net/index.php?id=thermaltakexvdv5000d2 ( 8th one down )


Sadly appart from a locksmith, this is the only suggestions I have at present.
 

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i want to make windows 10 able to play all of its sounds like back in the day, including login and log off sounds, lock and unlock sounds, shutdown sounds and constant startup sound without disabling fastboot. and yes i have did all those registry hacks to show hidden sounds again but they dont work anymore in these newer builds.

Answer:Can i FORCE or mod windows 10 to play all misc sounds? e.g lock/unlock

Hi, this looks like the sort of thing you need, but you refer to registry hacks... so these may be ones you've tried. I've no idea of course.

You might prefer to simply set up your own scheduled task to play a sound - e.g. for log on, lock- you can't set a scheduled task to run on log off.

Note that with MS continually tweaking and generally simplifying GUI features (less freedom to tweak) it may no longer be possible to do that. What's possible will also be build dependent.

I've not tried it, so you can see if any work for you and advise.
Where is the Windows 10 Start Sound, Logoff, Logon (enable, activate)?
How to Change the Windows 10 Logoff, Logon, and Shutdown Sounds in Windows 10

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hi, I have a strange problem .... a flashing lock/unlock icon (padlock which alternates form locked to unlocked) shows in the middle of my screen. The machine was built a few years back and hasn't changed significantly since then The symptom has just begun today - Sat Aug 6 my time) and only impacts Windows. The Linux install on this machine is unaffected I'm running Windows 7, with Office 7, both activated successfully (also running Open Office and Libre Office which were upgraded last week) I recently changed video card, about 3 weeks back suspect this is related to some sort of Microsoft security issue can't find any references on the web ... cant generate a screen shot (which suggests this is being inflicted by Windows itself) even with bitmap capture eg. snippy the icon is a very basic black and white padlock shape that stays right in the middle of the screen, is partly transparent and is visible no matter what programs are running - full screen games or windows applications I'm at my wits end with this ... no idea what's causing it or how to remove it any advice would be most welcome
 

Answer:Lock/Unlock Icon In Middle Of Screen - HowTo Remove ?

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I've just installed a "GateKeeper" (www.gkchain.com) which locks/unlocks the desktop based on my proximity to my desktop PC.

It works beautifully, but is a little odd when my display has gone into power saving mode whilst the desktop is locked... I approach the PC, and the desktop unlocks, and is ready for use, but the display stays blank as it is in power saving mode. I have to move the mouse (or press a key, perhaps) before I can see what I'm doing.

Is there some way to automatically bring the display out of power saving mode whenever there's a transition from locked to unlocked? I suspect this won't be possible, as there's probably no API for the power-saving mechanism. I certainly can't find any settings in power management that would control this behaviour.

Answer:Tying the display power settings with the lock/unlock functions.

No settings in GateKeeper? You can ask them if no one here knows.

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Hello,
i have G580 i'v done an upgrade from 8.1 to windows 10
so i'v have a small issue with touchpad :

Fn+F6 to lock touchpad doesn't work when it was working as well in 8.1
scrolling line at touchpad doesn't work to.

 

so how to fix it, or will lenovo release drivers for windows 10 as she did for previous windows
is getting newer driver from elantech or synaptic website will resolve the problem ? cuz i did install 8.1 driver elantech and keyboard+mouse stopped working before reseting windows 10 upcoming driver.

 
Best regards.
 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to Subject line to improve visibility / clarity

Answer:G580 - Fn + F6 to lock/unlock touchpad doesn't work with Windows 10

I have the same problem. Untilthey update the ELAN driver I go in to Settings, Devices, Mouse and Touchpad, Additional Mouse Options and disabel  the ELAN driver. You can still turn it back on with Fn F6, but you have to go through the same steps again to turn it off. The nice thing is, it doesn't go back to enabled after awhile when you havent' been using the laptop.for awhile as it did before. The bad side is it takes about half a dozen key strokes to get to he disable. Hope this helps for now.

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my windowsphone lumia 710 is locked. i forgot my password how could i unlock my phone?

Answer:i forgot my lumia 710 lock screen password , how could i unlock my phone?

Originally Posted by WPCentral Question my windowsphone lumia 710 is locked. i forgot my password how could i unlock my phone? Not.
The only way is to do a hard reset.

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the emergency call only daial and no menu options can t open

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Can anyone help me out here? I'm looking for a simple app I can run from my system tray, that when a certain hotkey is pressed, blocks all keyboard and mouse input, only unlocking it with a certain password (or hotkey press). It'd be a lifesaver and I'd love a suggestion.

Answer:Looking for a program that can lock keyboard/mouse input, and unlock with a hotkey?

Hi & Welcome!

Ah, keyloggers are against the rules if that's what you're implying.

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USB Raptor beta

Description
USB Raptor can lock the system once a specific USB drive is removed from the computer and unlock when the drive is plugged in again to any USB port.
The utility checks constantly the USB drives for the presence of a specific unlock file with encrypted content. If this specific file is found the computer stays unlocked otherwise the computer locks.
To release the system lock user must plug the USB with the file in any USB port.
Alternative the user can enable (or disable) two additional ways to unlock the system such is network messaging or password.

USB Raptor is designed to stay in tray and observe the changes on USB ports without interfere with the user operations. So no matter what you are working on the utility will not bug you at all.



Features

Automated Windows lock/unlock with the use of common USB flash drives
Compatible with all types of USB flash drives
Easy to use
High security option to verify the serial number of the flash drive
Various alternative unlock methods
Tray icon based application
Option to delay and cancel the lock, to avoid unwanted locks
Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8 compatible (Windows Vista compatible as well.)
Multi screen systems support
Log file
User selectable backdoor access options
Sync computer lock (lock multiple systems with one command)
Lock file contents are encrypted
Password to override lock (can be selected and enabled by user)
Network command to override lock (can enabled by user)
USB drive ser... Read more

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What a mess.

I attempted a homegroup between a desktop and a laptop. It all worked, but when poking around Properties applets, I found that the desktop Jim-GLH (Jim) no longer "owned" any of the shared folders. An "unknown account" was now owner. After playing around with right-click "share with nobody" and "share read with homegroup" "share read/write with homegroup", etc. I have some inconsistencies. Depending on what "level" you share (folder depth), which screen in Windows Explorer, etc., some strange things happen. I have since forced ownership back to Jim on Jim-GLH by using the SECURITY applet somehow.

As part of this, I now recall I was fumbling with trying to get ownership back and unchecked/checked the "inherit permissions" on these folders and got them mucked up. Luckily I just found this:

Remove Lock Icon on Folder in Windows 7

But as usual, there's a nuance. The poster of the webpage above says to hit OK 3 times. Evidently, you do NOT hit the APPLY button. So, I was able to remove the lock from the newly created test E:\Eshared folder (below).

I have since revoked the homegroup from both computers.

Desktop - Windows 7
Computer: Jim-GLH
User: Jim (no password, admin)

Laptop - Windows 8
Computer: Jim-Laptop
User: Laptop (no password, admin) - chosen so as to not confuse "Jims"

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Hi,
I have a Toshiba Satellite L675-11J and after upgrade to windows 10, FN buttonand touchpad lock/unlock button don't work.
Please help!
Best regards

Answer:Windows 10 - FN key and touchpad lock/unlock button problem Satellite L675-11J

Fn keys require special Toshiba software which controls this notebook feature.

But the Windows 10 drivers are not published for this Satellite L675 series because its not Win 10 supported.

From my point of few this means that you could use the notebook in connection with Win 10 but without the functioning FN buttons.

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I am seeking help either immediate help or as soon as someone gets a chance... please.

I bought a usb flash drive (my laptop recognizes it as a generic usb mass storage device) from the library... cheap I know... anyways I was using it prepairing to restore my pc... I removed it without clicking on the safely remove button and now it says cant remove files because its write protected... and it wasnt before... did I mess it up if not then how do I remove a write protection if I have no lock/unlock switch deal? I scaned it for viruses/malware etc... I can view all the files but cant delete them and I wanted to clear them off so I can use it for another purpose... can anyone help please...
 

Answer:How to remove write protection of USB mass storage with no visible lock/unlock

insert the USB device, then

control panel->Admin Tools->Disk Management

Your boot drive will show as C:\ and under
Layout will be Partition
File System will show NTFS

How does your USB show up?
 

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We've got three R500 in our company, that have the following problem: - The user lock his Windows XP Professional system with CONTR + ALT + DEL - After his return, he unlock the system-lock with the same key combination and his logon precedure. - A short time later, the system shut down autonomous, without any question to save all unsecured files.   

Answer:Lenovo R500 shutdown after unlock

try using the windows key + L combo to lock the pc see if that helps





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I'm not even sure how to title this.

I just did a fresh install of Window 10. I do not have a TPM so I setup Require additional authentication at startup. I set up my C: drive with my bitlocker password and rebooted.

When it comes to entering my bitlocker password, I get many characters per keystroke. Mostly on the capital and special characters. I've switched keyboards, tried different USB ports, etc.

If I go into my BIOS setting, everything works. Once I get my drive unlocked, everything works fine. The multiple characters only happen when I am unlocking drive during booting.

My motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H (rev. 1.1) and my keyboard is a Logitech K520. I did not have this problem with Windows 8.1, or Windows 7.

How do I fix this?

TIA

-JJ

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Hi all, this is my first thread after years of anonymously browsing this forum for solutions.
Thanks a million to you all for the troubleshooting and solutions provided in this forum.

Ok, let's get to business.
I have been struggling with this problem for almost a month now.
Tried Google search and found few threads, but the trail gone cold.
https://social.technet.microsoft.com...-unlock-random

Because of this error message, I changed a new PC and new Windows installation. (Though it is time to change my 5 years old PC )
Was happy with my new PC for 2 days, and then this nightmare came back yesterday.

Symptoms:-
Most of the time, this issue will occur after 2 days of 24/7 running.
When this happen, I have to force restart / shut down my PC by pressing the restart or shut down button.
But after I force restart it, internet will disconnect. Router doesn't restart, just internet disconnect.
When restarting back to Windows, it will take a little longer than it normally reboot.
In my event log, I only have this error message (refer below), and of course Windows doesn't shut down properly message.

"The winlogon notification subscriber <Sens> is taking long time to handle the notification event (Unlock)."

I did turn off hybrid sleep or anything related to sleep mode / standby mode on Windows Power Management.
I have troubleshoot all my hardware, and reformat my Windows.

Computer specifications:-
Intel i7 - New
Asus Maximus VII HERO - ... Read more

Answer:Unlock stuck at Welcome screen after idle

Yes, my prediction are correct. It did happen after 2 days of 24/7 running.
This time I enable CTRL + ALT + DEL to unlock Windows, and it freeze at that screen, can't even see my account and type in password.
- Mouse working
- CAPS lock light working (means keyboard is working too)
- Can't click Accessibility button (seems like screen freeze)
- Shut Down button not working too

I unplug my network cable and force restart my PC, and internet did not disconnect.
No critical event log, only this:-

Event filter with query "SELECT * FROM __InstanceModificationEvent WITHIN 60 WHERE TargetInstance ISA "Win32_Processor" AND TargetInstance.LoadPercentage > 99" could not be reactivated in namespace "//./root/CIMV2" because of error 0x80041003. Events cannot be delivered through this filter until the problem is corrected.

Browse at Microsoft forum and they say can be ignored.

Still no one have any idea what's going on?
This problem seems like a time bomb, only happen after 2 days.

Anyone can explain to me what are the symptoms for memory leak?
Will it be like this too? Or any similar?
Can memory leak cause by software? Or mostly hardware?
My RAMs are brand new, hope it is not faulty.
Will try to Memtest if I have the time.

Hope someone can reply me, thanks.

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I'm not even sure how to title this.

I just did a fresh install of Window 10. I do not have a TPM so I setup Require additional authentication at startup. I set up my C: drive with my bitlocker password and rebooted.

When it comes to entering my bitlocker password, I get many characters per keystroke. Mostly on the capital and special characters. I've switched keyboards, tried different USB ports, etc.

If I go into my BIOS setting, everything works. Once I get my drive unlocked, everything works fine. The multiple characters only happen when I am unlocking drive during booting.

My motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H (rev. 1.1) and my keyboard is a Logitech K520. I did not have this problem with Windows 8.1, or Windows 7.

How do I fix this?

TIA

-JJ

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I recently upgraded to Windows 8.1, but it reset my custom lock screen image.  I tried re-applying it but the lock
screen preview in the settings is stuck on a load loop.  Does anyone know why that is and why it won't set my custom image as the new lock screen image?
i can't find the  C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Systemdata, folder,
in my laptop
how to get default lock screen images in 8.1? plz help me..

Answer:Lock Screen Custom Image Stuck on Load for Windows 8.1, (Can't see the default lock screen images)

Please take a look at this link and it should solve your problem.
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/29621-start-screen-set-default-background-image-windows-8-1-a.html

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I have soft-resetted the phone numerous times, and almost everytime, the phone's quick actions bar would be blank for 2-3 minutes. I wanted to do a hard reset, but the phone has been unable to do a backup for the past year. It has also been impossible for me to switch off my mobile data. How do I solve these issues?

Answer:My Nokia Lumia 930's power button has stopped functioning properly, and i can't lock or unlock my ph

Backups can get stuck when the old data is corrupt. You can go online to onedrive and view your backups and delete the old one. You'll then be able to backup with a fresh copy.
How old is the phone? If it's under 24 months, you cam send the phone away for repair. The button is probably not lined up with the actual button on the circuit board and would need to he put back into place.

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my pc is going to a black screen after it runs a dfrag at boot up, then just blank, i `was trying to restore and it jumped to a windows update that said 6 of 68 or something ans just sat there for hours, i am trying to get to safemode, the administrator password went to     . enter unlock password(key:59479634), the vista came on it i guess and was running windows 8 pro, can anyone can help me ???????

Answer:stuck at administrator password . .. . . .. enter unlock pas...

@nick65? Please enter:        46551210 Regards.

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I know this has been brought up before, but I cannot remove the scroll lock from Excel as there is no scroll lock button.  I have tried Fn+C, Fn+delete to no avail.  It must be there somewhere?? Help wanted please.













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:Lenovo W510 scroll lock stuck - no scroll lock key

Hi, Anton8
 
I did some research and found this document from Microsoft that may help. If Scroll Lock is turned on, but there is no Scroll Lock on your keyboard, then you may want to try using the On-Screen Keyboard and see if it is enabled there, There is also a setting on the status bar that should allow you to disable it.
 
Hope it helps,Adam





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Hey there,

I installed a program on 15th March 2009 called MyFolder Manager, which allowed me to password protect particular files or folders on my computer

It was a free program, and their help section lists this as their website, though it doesnt seem to be of any real help: http://virtual-protect.com/

I have a folder which contains ALL my passwords for accounts here there and everywhere, be they bank accounts, online casino/betting accounts, or just email accounts.

I've never had a problem with the program, but when i tried opening the folder today, i was met by a message reading:

"Location is not available
C:\Users\Zazkad\Desktop\Important Documents is not accessible.
Access is denied."

I've tried my best to find other ways at getting around this problem, but regardless of what i try to do, it won't let me access the files within that folder in any way. And i REALLY need access to that folder soon, it's really important to me!

I would greatly appreciate some help on this matter

Hope everyone had a merry christmas and a happy new year.

Zaz
 

Answer:I used a program called "My Folder" to lock folders. Now it won't let me unlock them

Hi,

Answer you do not want to hear, I know....but our Rules say we do not assist with passwords or workarounds for same....

I advise you to contact whoever you can to help you. You may indeed find a forum with someone who can help you, and Google things, perhaps you will find more help. Closing your thread.
 

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Whenever I press Win-L, it locks to my welcome screen and stays locked like that, even if my screensaver comes up. But when my computer automatically locks after 5 min. it goes to the "Unlock this Computer" dialog box.

Is there anyway to change the auto-lock to my welcome screen?
 

Answer:Win-L locks to Welcome Screen, but auto-lock goes to "Unlock this Computer"

Bump!
 

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I have updated my Lumia 920 to 8.1, from then sometimes my lock screen gets magnified and it would be impossible to unlock as the fullscreen is not viewed. The phone has to be restarted for this always.
Secondary, earlier I used to easily access the videos or movies stored in videos folder, but now if we try playing some videos through VIDEO app it displays a message "signing in....",then "logging in........", but not able to connecct and videos are not being played.
Kindly suggest what to do in the above issues.
Regards,
damodar.

Answer:Lock screen gets magnified and unable to unlock the screen, videos stored manually not being played

Looks like you unlock your phone via double tap to unlock feature and accidentally turn on screen magnifier. To turn of screen magnifier , go to phone settings /ease of access / turn of screen magnifier.
For video , try to update the Xbox video app from windows phone store Video | Windows Phone Apps+Games Store (United States)

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I try to shut down my computer, the OS is windows XP Professional.

It goes to the normal shutdown screen. "Windows is shutting down" And then locks up... after a minute, all of my peripherals shut off (mouse and keyboard lights go off), and then it BSoDs me...

What kind of information do you guys need to help me out, ask and I will tell.

It's quite the nuisance not being able to shut down in an orderly fashion, and I do not know if it is having an adverse effect on my computer... For safety's sake, I would like to resolve this problem

Ask away to help me isolate and solve this problem,

-Olan

PS. I have reformatted once, and that did NOT solve this problem.
I have also taken apart the PC and put it back together. MY BIOS and drivers are up to date. And... I have the latest windows updates.

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Question: Fn lock stuck on

I have a Lenovo g530-4446 with XP.
At the login screen after bootup all keys work fine.  But, after Win XP loads the Fn key is stuck on, except that I can press Fn to get the letters I want.  How can I get the Fn key off?
 
Thanks.
 
added lenovo model

Answer:Fn lock stuck on

look in the BIOs setup some systems have a setting there





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anyone know how to do this, as it be a lot easier to have the shutdown menu there also and not having to click switch user

Answer:Add Shutdown to lock screen?

Press Windows Logo key+L to lock your computer. Now press the Switch User button. Now look at the bottom right side, there you go.

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I've now looked at 9 of this series with a variety of chip and HD specs.  All share the same problem - random screen freeze-up, no operation of keyboard,  mousepad or mouse, often, but not always  followed by  involuntary machine switch off. Because they are all well out of warranty, no help has been available from HP.  All the geek sites have provided useful info, from hardware checks - Speedfan etc., updating drivers for everything including the  AMD graphics cards, cleaning out dust, but none have provided a cure. Both the 500 series and b27SA models are involved. Has HP ever put out any advisories other than what I've already done? Joxter  (TIA)

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I am having a strange problem that has been occuring now on a regular basis. I am running windows ME and using zone alarm as my fire wall. I also use antivar, DR. Spyware, along with spyblaster ccleaner to clean up spyware and malware on aty regular intervoles. I have run HJT and had major geeks review the log. All was good with my system.I am also up to date with all the micro soft windows updates to ME. However when I power down I get a blue screen (not the blue screen of death with an error message) but a pale blue screen. At that point the system hangs. I have to reboot to safe mode, run disk scan and then power down. The other think that will sometimes happen when I go though this process, is the next time I power up. Sometimes I get a message that my last power down of window was incorrect and I have to hit the radio bar on my screen to get back my desk top. Any ideas. I can supply any othere info you may need. I would like to thank anyone in advance for ant help.
 

Answer:system lock up at shutdown

See if any of the steps in the link below help.

http://aumha.org/win4/a/shutdown.php#1

Steve
 

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Got a new comp recently, 660S, it has the annoying habit of lighting the Num. Lock on my (wired, USB) Keyboard at Shutdown only way so far to switch off the light is to unplug the keyboard which is becoming boring!
BTW the light would remain on even though the comp. is shut down until it is restarted - then it goes out!

Answer:Shutdown of W7 triggers Num. Lock on K/B

Think I found the answer, I removed my k/b from the USB Hub that I was using and plugged it directly into the computer (only available port was USB3) now the light comes on when shutting down but goes off when the comp completely shuts down! It comes back on again at start up but goes out when OS finishes loading - I can live with that!

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Whenever I lock my pc either manually or Windows+L the keyboard gets stuck on the last key I press (I think). This means that if I want to unlock my pc, the letter L (when locking with Windows+L) gets spammed on the password box. On the other hand if I lock manually my pc and unlock it the Enter keys gets stuck.
I also noticed that when I lock my pc, the mouse starts moving slower. I currently use a Razer Blackwidow keyboard (with Synapse) and a Logitech G600 (with the corresponding software). Any help would be appreciated.

Edit: Unplugging the keyboard doesn't stop the letter L getting spammed.

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Whenever I lock my pc either manually or Windows+L the keyboard gets stuck on the last key I press (I think). This means that if I want to unlock my pc, the letter L (when locking with Windows+L) gets spammed on the password box. On the other hand if I lock manually my pc and unlock it the Enter keys gets stuck.
I also noticed that when I lock my pc, the mouse starts moving slower. I currently use a Razer Blackwidow keyboard (with Synapse) and a Logitech G600 (with the corresponding software). Any help would be appreciated.

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After i install window 10 technical preview on my lumia 1520, i cant unlock my screen using the unlock button, after i had lock my screen. Got any solution to solve it?

Answer:Why i cant unlock my screen by lock screen button?

Soft reset it and uninstall any lockscreen apps you might have (particularly Live Lockscreen). Restart it and you should be good.

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I need to be able to access the Advanced tab to enable IDE compatibility to dual boot XP (I have legacy programs that dont work on virtual machines) and the option is not there. (Yes, I am fully aware support ended 2 years ago and some drivers may not be compatible) Im using Windows 7 and Insydeh20 BIOS Rev 3.7 version F.12. I know accessing the advanced tab through some kind of mod is possible. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Insydeh20 BIOS Unlock, access advanced tab

@spyro1001 Are you being asked for a password??? REO

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I set it to deny guests on a previous Vista installation but accidentally denied all including myself. Now I can't get into this drive, but I know (or think) there is a way to let me in again because I've done it before with another drive. Does anybody know what to do? Everything in that list of 4 is set to allow except for Special Permissions, which is empty

 

Answer:How do I unlock this drive that denies me access no matter what I do?

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Win8.1 Pro x64

Been having a weird problem lately. Whenever I unlock a BitLocker volume (I have two of them), I can't access it. The system doesn't even provide a drive letter. If I try accessing the drive letter in Directory Opus (where the drive letters are always shown, whether the volumes are unlocked or not), I get an error saying the drive does not exist.

But if I lock and immediately unlock the volume a second time, all is well.

I don't understand this at all. Anyone?

Answer:Have to unlock BitLocker volumes twice to gain access

No one? This has to be one of the stupidest, strangest problems I've ever encountered--and I've been using Windows for ages.

I changed the password on both BitLocker volumes, but it didn't make a difference to this issue.

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I am having problems with this computer shutting down, booting and even sometimes while surfing the internet. It locks up about 50% of the time shutting down, and locks up while booting maybe 25% of the time. Sometimes while on the internet a web page will just freeze and upon pressing cntrl/alt/delete once I get the message that Internet Explorer is not responding.
When I choose *End Task* it freezes the system and I have to hit the reset button on the case.

These problems started when I installed my MSI G4 MX440 card a few weeks back. I have updated to the newest drivers for the video card but that has not made any difference.

Should I reinstall Win98SE on top of itself to get the drivers and software back to normal or will that work?

My system is a 400 MHz Celeron, Super Micro P6SBA Mobo, 256MB Micron RAM, WD 80 GB HDD, MSI G4MX440 video card, Diamond Monster Sound MX 300 sound card.

I appreciate any help

Mike

Answer:Computer shutdown/boot lock up's

Have all available windows updates been done? If not I would try that first.

From my experience, re-installing 98 on top of itself will create many more problems than it will fix.

Probably just time for an FFR.

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after requesting shutdown the screen went black, the light for the speaker being muted did not go off and the caps lock light is flashing 5 times slow and then 3 times fast, and keeps repeating this. The problem happened 2 time the first 2 days I had it and after forcing a power down when the laptop booted the OS was corrupted and I had to do a full reload. If it happened a third time I was going to contact HP but the problem went away for 2 months and now it is back

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Hi

For some reason I have not got the shutdown options within the Lock Screen. They are only in the login but I want to have them in the Lock Screen as I may find myself unable to access login screen sometime in the future. I would like to have that functionality.

I have confirmed the option in my Security Policies is set to disabled but I'm guessing this is not the correct setting. Please advise, as I know it's possible but cannot find the option at the moment. I'm guessing it is most likely in the registry somewhere but have not checked there as yet. Thanks!

Answer:No shutdown option from within Lock Screen

Press and hold the power button. Or set the power button option, in Advanced Power Options, to Shut Down the system for both AC powered and Battery powered.

Not sure why you wouldn't be able to access the login screen. No need to actually Log In. That option is available from the Log In screen where you type in your password.

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After trying to register at their forum, I finally gave up and hope to get help here.

This may be a stupid question, but Slawdog Smart Shutdown has an option to lock the computer. What does this mean? If I lock it, how do I get it unlocked?

I'm thinking this might be a good feature to use for a 16 year old grandson who gets up after we go to bed and gets on my computer. If I could lock it so he couldn't use it without my input, that would be great. Am I on the right track here, or does it mean something totally different?

Thanks
Peg
 

Answer:Slawdog Smart Shutdown - lock

You really dont need anything to lock him out. Try giving your account a password and when done on the pc simply log out and he cannot get on unless you let him on. Also you can set up to prompt for a password at the screensaver settings screen.
 

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Hi,

I seem to have a problem with my paths in windows xp pro. I'm not too sure what it is that has caused the problem, but it is hindering my use of my computer quite badly.

Whenever I run command line prompts such as ping or net, I get an error saying

'net' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

The most recent cause is when I'm trying to run a development MySQL server on my machine and the command line prompt is C:\>NET START MYSQL, to begin the instance. Its the same for any ping commands I run, which means I can't network the PC with anything either. I can temporarily solve the problem by going into the windows registry and navigating to

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control \SessionManager\Environment

and changing the path entry 'type' from REG_SZ to REG_EXPAND_SZ. However, whenever I shut down the PC, the path entry goes back to REG_SZ. Is there some way I can lock this change in the registry values, so it stays the way I instruct in the future, and I don't have to keep changing it every time I want to connect my computer to just about anything?

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alright.. so windows decided to update today, I chose reboot and update, and now, its stuck on the lock screen...

help please? urgently needed.

Answer:stuck on lock screen after updates

update time.

launched vaio care, did a refresh..

refresh worked, but I noticed a problem on getting my lock screen again.

I had selected, as the app to display a live feed on the lock screen, the inbuilt windows weather app.

theres no live feed.

I enter my password, log into the start screen...and notice another problem.

the windows 8 nook pc app isnt displaying any of the live updates that threw me the first time I used it(was expecting either a green N or a nook..got live feeds of just in, my books etc), no, instead its giving me 'nook' in the same exact color scheme my nook color does on boot..

then I tap on the skype app, it not only wants an update, but that self same update wont install...

so.. since I'm leery of system restore(bad experiences on xp, vista and win7) I chose to zero out the machine with a reset, return it to factory specs.

going to do it all over again.. not that I'd gotten very far past loading firefox and panda cloud antivirus.. mostly spent two days screwing with it and learning the OS.

*frustrated tone* anyone else here have bad experiences with win8's update and refresh functions frakking them over?

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Hi everyone.
First of all, Im really sorry for my bad English.
Its began when Im using msconfig to start safe mode for scaning virus/malware.
After I finish scaning, Im restarting PC without using msconfig again to turn off safe mode.. Suddenly, Im stucked in Lock Screen.
My keyboard and mouse is still working, and I cant use SHIFT+Restart.
I really need help.
Thank you very much, if someone can tell me how to fix it I really appreciate it.
Best Regards,
- Joel

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Hello everyone,
I have a toshiba dx1210 PC. About two years ago I upgraded the OS from 7 to 10.
Everything was running smoothly until a few days ago when I started the PC and couldn't get past the lock screen.
I then booted from a 10 repair disk but it was unable to automatically do a startup repair. I tried a system restore but it said that there were no restore points. I was unable to boot into safe mode by the usual methods but I eventually did it from a command prompt via the repair disk. I ran sfc /scannow but it showed no corrupt files.
Also I tried to restore from a system image on an external disk but it couldn't be found when plugged into a USB port.
I called Microsoft support and their response was that it is a driver issue because the Toshiba dx1210 isn't compatible with 10 despite the fact that it had been running smoothly for the last two years.
All replies welcome.

Answer:Windows stuck at lock screen

Hi, Please check your Update History. Have you had an update around the time this started to happen?

If it's a driver update, you could roll back the relevant driver and block that particular update.






I was unable to boot into safe mode by the usual methods but I eventually did it from a command prompt via the repair disk.



- I'd be interested to know how you did that!

Also try a disk check. As you can get to Safe Mode, you should be able to run the portable version of Crystal Diskinfo

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Hi Folks, This occassionally happens to me: the little black scroll lock indicator won't turn off.  It's functional, and I can switch scroll lock on and off, but the little black window just won't go away!  Any help? thanks. T410  2516-CTOWin 7 Pro x64Hotkey Package 3.70.0003 installed













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Answer:Scroll Lock Indicator Stuck

It happens occasionally to me too. You can end the tpnumlk.exe or tpnumlkd.exe (don't remember which one) in Task Manager and they'll go away entirely until you reboot or launch the processes again from C:\Program Files\Lenovo\HOTKEY.

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I can only type in caps because either the shift or the caps lock is stuck which means that the password I enter to open my computer is incorrect because it is being written in caps when the correct password is not in capital letters
Tried to reset PRAM but it still requires password and problem is not fixed.
 

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the phone is stuck in lock screen. i cant enter my password. if i touch the screen it restarts and the same thing happens. only notification bar works that too 3 or 4 icons work not all. if i touch other icons, it restarts. but if i get a call. i can receive and talk normally after that it goes back to the said problem. i tried removing sim and sd card then restarting, nothing works. my only option left is hard reset but i dont want to lose any data. what to do?

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I have a T60. The Fn key appears to be stuck. I've checked the BIOS. The lock is not enabled. To be doubly sure, I've reset BIOS to defaults.  I've swapped the keyboard. The problem remains. This problem exists at all times-- navigating BIOS, GRUB, Windows, Linux. It is independent of OS.  Anyone seen this before? Anyone solved this before? Searching just leads to people suggesting to check if Fn lock is enabled in BIOS. I don't see any other solutions offered.

Answer:T60 'Fn' key stuck-- Fn lock not enabled in BIOS

Try Fn+ScrLk( disabling numlock Key in your os plus is it not able to type on U,I,O,P,J,K,L,M,8,9 if so then it is likely to be Fn+NmLk





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