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Acer Elock has acrivated

I have never set a password for this so cannot unlock the drives. How can I remove this?

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  • hotwellian Oct 24, 2008

    Thanx,

    I have tried that but my drives aren't shown under disk management - I assume you mean disk management as accessed by compmgmt.msc

    They show - with letters - via My Computer, but won't read anything.


  • hotwellian Oct 25, 2008

    Hi again,
    The un-installation process shown here:http://www.techotips.com/phpbb/viewtopic... fixed


  • panca Dec 28, 2008

    please help me to unlock acer e lock management...

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Can you at least boot up and get into windows? If so, try....

Stop the services for elock in msconfig after that restart your pc. go into disk management assign a letter to your cd-rom. After assigning the letter go into contolpanel add remove programes and uninstall elock in there.

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