Hi, a problem has acured on my Acer power 1000. My DVD/ CRRW is locked. It recognised there is a disk in but a message will apear which says administator had lock this device. I had a look in Acer e-lock managment and all the devices are unlocke. The same happends with USB storage key. I think there has a key changed in registery but which one . Can you help
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You can make a recovery disk by the following steps,
Step1: Download Smartkey Windows Password Recovery from SmartKey website.
Step2: Install and launch it to any accessible computer.
Step3: Use a blank and writable CD/DVD/USB to burn Windows password reset disk with the tool.
Step4: Boot the locked computer from CD/DVD/USB.
Step5: Start to remove Windows password with the burned disk.
Step6: Reboot computer and login to the locked PC without password.
Hi! Try to go to bios menu via F2 or del while system is starting up.Go to sata operation, change IDE to AHCI or vice versa, save settings then try to reinstall os(win xp) again via booting to the disc (F12) and choose cd/dvd or odd...hope this helps...Cheers!!!
some burners can only use certain formats for burning to. For example, CD Burners may only be able to use CDRs, and not CDRW (RW is rewriteable). DVD Burners may only be able to use DVD+R, or DVD-R, not able to use DVD+or-RW at all, or you might be trying to use DVDRAM. Have a look at the specs listed in the user manual, and go from there.
Acer eLock Management
Acer eLock Management is a security utility that allows you to lock your removable data, optical and floppy
drives to ensure that data cannot be stolen while your notebook is unattended.
Removable data devices - includes USB disk drives, USB pen drives, USB flash drives, USB MP3 drives,
USB memory card readers, IEEE 1394 disk drives and any other removable disk drives that can be
mounted as a file system when plugged into the system.
Optical drive devices - includes any kind of CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drives.
�� Floppy disk drives - 3.5-inch disks only.
�� Interfaces - includes serial ports, parallel port, infrared (IR), and Bluetooth.
To activate Acer eLock Management, a password must be set first. Once set, you can apply locks to any of the
devices. Lock(s) will immediately be set without any reboot necessary, and will remain locked after rebooting,
You can try this:
You can reset the system to its default settings (all devices unlocked) by removing the password (leave the password fields blank when changing the password).
You also may be able to simply uninstall the e-lock software in add remove programs.
Is there an icon in your system tray that may allow you to disable e-lock?
I have a working workaround solution to this problem - save yourself 100usd (what acer requests from the unlocking) and press the ask me button to send me the free(FREE POST TO FORUM) request, Il give you the workaround, will take less than 10 minutes to solve the problem, really not worth it to pay 100usd for something this silly.
Il possibly soon make a video tutorial on how its done but for now, send me a request and il tell you how to get rid of the problem.