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Windows 7: Computer Lockout

25 Jul 2011   #1
Screaming Dean

Windows 7 home premium 32bit
Computer Lockout

I've recently updated my Dell 510 Dimension computer from XP to Windows 7. It was working all right until I put some new software on it that allowed me to change the opening screen from flowers to black in order to lower the amount of memory used. After I had done that and turned it off, I came back later and turned the computer on again. While I was able to sign in on the blank screen at the start as usual, I couldn't sign in the second time when the four colored balls circled the center of my screen since they stopped. I tried letting Windows fix the problem, but it couldn't. I can't even get to all the stuff I put inside my computer! But despite all of this I can still get into my C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe Is there some way I can change anything from there so I can get back inside my computer and at least get my stuff out of there?!

I also tried taking the hard drive off of my computer and putting it on the other computer I have. When I did that and tried to turn the other computer on, it gave off beeps and wouldn't even light up the screen. When I tried putting the original hard drive back into the second computer, the second computer still wouldn't work. Anybody know what I can do or is everything on my previous computers kaput?

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25 Jul 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64

try this
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

It may wind up setting log in back to default though.
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25 Jul 2011   #3

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Welcome to SevenForums.

Can you boot into safe mode?


Power down your computer.

Power up your computer.


When the Windows Boot Manager screen appears,
Press the F8 key

The Advanced Boot Options screen will appear.

Using the down arrow key, highlight Safe Mode

Press the ENTER key.

In shorthand,
PowerUp | Spacebar until Windows Boot Manager | F8 | Safe Mode | ENTER
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26 Jul 2011   #4
Screaming Dean

Windows 7 home premium 32bit
Part Two?

What do I do after arriving in safe mode?
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26 Jul 2011   #5

windows 7 64 bit and dual boot Pinguyos

Log in then get your stuff copied onto external devices, then change back any settings, you my be in for a reinstall.
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26 Jul 2011   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Screaming Dean View Post
What do I do after arriving in safe mode?
Carry out the suggestion from MagusCreed.

After that is the problem fixed?
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