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Locked files I downloaded ccleaner to remove tracking cookies ,and it cleaned my windows xp,except for locked files in documents and settings.These files were locked by a previous user who logged on as administrator,how do I unlock them for ccleaner?

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Make sure you are login in as an administrator. If you have XP home then go into safe mode.

Goto My computer, Documents and settings, "Then right click on account that is locked" and goto properties. Click the security tab, advanced, then owner tab. Select the account that you use as your main account (As long as it is an administrator account) It will ask you if you are sure you want to take control over the folder and ask about the sub directories, yes to both.

After that you should be able to access that folder with ccleaner.

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You need to log-on as administrator to unlock it. If you're a user yourself, you will not be allowed to unlock it.

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Start by cleaning the Computer OS: Use freeware CCLEANER at : http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/ This freeware program will clean the junk from your HDD. In the TOOLS section, STARTUP section, Disable ALL unnecessary Startup programs. Uninstall ALL Toolbars, they are killers on browser speed. Use freeware MALWAREBYTES at : http://www.filehippo.com/download_malwarebytes_anti_malware/ In the install, UNCHECK the TRIAL PRO version, you want the freeware version. Run a FULL scan, delete ALL results, reboot. In Google Chrome open settings, Extensions, disable/remove ALL unnecessary Extensions. Open Control Panel, Internet Explorer, Programs tab, Manage Add ons, Use this procedure to disable/remove ALL unnecessary Add ons: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/883256 ALSO more tip for Windows XP speedup: http://www.wikihow.com/Speed-up-a-Windows-XP-Computer Run this procedure to fix files.. sfc /scannow: http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/system_file_checker.mspx?mfr=true Do ALL your Windows and Desktop manufacturer's Updates, make sure they are current.

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How to Recover Windows XP Administrator Password?


Computer plays a vital role nowadays. No matter for the business man or home computer user, they all need use PC to do work, watch TV & Video, play online games and so on. Indeed, in some sense computer is already becoming a part of our life. Most of computer users get use to create a Windows administrator password in case of privacy data lack. So, you can image that there are more and more people need to gain access to their PC when Windows XP administrator passwords forgot. Absolutely, you want get out of this situation without formatting and re-installing the operating system? Thus here I point out the easiest and safest method that can help you recover Windows XP administrator password. Let's roll it.

Part 1: Select Windows XP administrator password recovery tool

As you can't login Windows XP operating system, the only thing you can do is making a Windows password recovery disk and using the disk to recover your Windows password, and then you need:

1> a blank CD disk.
2> a computer that can download from Internet and have a CD writer.
3> a program that can recover Windows password. In this tutorial we highly recommended Windows Login Recovery and use it as an example.

Part 2: Recover the forgotten Windows XP administrator password

Step 1. Download Windows Login Recovery from the official website.

Step 2. Install Windows Login Recovery on your Windows XP computer, then launch it (When launch the program, you will see the ISO image file has automatically entered. Please leave it as the default).

Step 3. Choose a device to burn the ISO image file, we select the CD writer.

Step 4. Click Burn and then start to burn the ISO image file (Please insert the blank CD disk into the CD writer first). When the burning completes, click OK and the disk will eject itself.

Step 5. Change your locked computer's BIOS settings to make it boot from CD-ROM: (3 steps)

1). Reboot your locked computer, press F2 or Delete to enter your BIOS setup during the booting.

2). On the Boot tab, set the Boot Device Priority. Make sure the CDROM Drives is before Hard Disk Drives.

3). Press F10 and Y followed by Enter to save the BIOS settings and reboot your locked computer.

Step 6. Use the created disk to recover the Windows XP administrator password: (5 steps)

1). Insert the created disk into the CD-ROM of the locked computer and reboot it (When the locked computer boots, you can see Windows Login Recovery initializing).

2). Enter the ID number of the hard drive volume that Windows is installed.

3). Enter the ID number for the User Name.

4). Enter y (yes) to confirm your action or n (no) to deny the action, then hit Enter.

5). Enter y to continue to remove passwords of other accounts or n to finish (If you enter n, the locked computer will reboot, please eject the created disk first).

Congratulations! You have successfully removed the Windows XP administrator password. Now you can login Windows XP without password and you can create a new one.

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Is it a VGA monitor? Looks like a small TV? Then yes, perhaps. If it seems as though it takes the monitor a long time to warm up.

Flat LCD screen? No.

What you need to do is to clean up your harddrive.

1) Remove programs and applications you haven't used for a LONG time, or will never use.
(Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs)

When the harddrive becomes more than 50 percent full the computer starts slowing down.
When the harddrive reaches 75 percent full is when you really start noticing it.

2) Defragment your harddrive.

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I use CCleaner. It's Free, and works just as well, if not better, than the paid for versions.

Information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CCleaner

Click on the illustration on the top right of the page, to see the user interface in an enlarged version.

CCleaner homepage

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

Click on Download in the green rectangle.
On the next page, no, you don't need priority support.

Go below this to the heading > Version 3.0.1.1327 (2,894kb),
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Now go to the Top Right corner of the page, and click on >
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A small window will come up, (Takes a second), click on Save File.
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You may see desktop, or My Documents, or Downloads, in the heading.

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Downloads = Start > My Documents > Double-click on Downloads

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Need a step by step on how to use CCleaner let me know in a Comment.

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YOU CAN PERFORM A FEW MORE STEPS
Manually delete cookie files in Internet Explorer 6 1. Exit Internet Explorer 6, and then exit any instances of Windows Explorer. 2. Click Start, click Run, type inetcpl.cpl, and then press ENTER. 3. On the General tab, click Delete Cookies in the Internet Properties dialog box, under Temporary Internet Files. 4. In the Delete Files dialog box, click to select the Delete all offline content check box, and then click OK.
RUN DISK CLEANUP
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3 All of the folders and files you see in this Temp folder are no longer being used by Windows XP and can safely be deleted.
4. To remove individual folders or files, hold down your Ctrl key while left-clicking on each item you want delete. Release the Ctrl key when you're finished.
5. To delete these items, hit your Delete key or choose File and then Delete from the menu.
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7. To remove everything inside the Temp folder, choose Edit and then Select All from the menu. 8. Now that all of the files and folders are selected, hit your Delete key or choose File and then Delete from the menu.
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Sound like a rogue addbot, spybot or a trojan,
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Allowing third party cookie tracking is dangerous,
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Also never enable scripts, except for web sites
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1) Scan your computer with:

AD-Aware
Adbot Search and Destroy
AVG antivirus

etc.

2) Uninstall Firefox (remove all user settings)
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Re-install it

3) Go to the Firefox Home page ---> add ons,
donload and install:

NoScript by Giorgio Maone

This will protect you from most mischief


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