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Locked out of Windows XP pro

by dclaffey2 / October 17, 2006 12:54 AM PDT

I have an Acer Laptop(8104WLMI), original software and when it starts up I get:

"This computer is in use and has been locked.
Only ACER-57DBBDB911\Don Claffey or an administrator can unlock this computer"
Title of Dialog box ? "Unlock Computer"

The cursor is in box titled User name and I cannot type anything in the box nor can I turn the computer off.

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Find the AC supply and battery.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 17, 2006 1:01 AM PDT

I find I can reboot even the most resistant machines by pulling the AC cord and on a laptop the battery. Then on bootup I can login as myself or administrator if I need to do some admin work on my PC.

Before you pull the AC cord try the usual power off by tapping the power button. If that didn't do it, press and hold the power button for 10 to 20 seconds.


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followed your suggestion
by dclaffey2 / October 17, 2006 1:21 AM PDT

I held down the power button for 10 seconds, rebooted my computer and it let me log in...

Thanks mucho.


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