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In my Mac Book Pro, when I am trying to securely empty the trash, it is saying that unable to do so because of the files which are locked

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  1. Use the app What Keeping Me to determine which process your Mac is running which is keeping you from emptying your trash. (If there's only one file in your trash, look for the file under the heading Files in Trash in the What's Keeping Me app).
  2. Click Search Selection.
  3. Take note of the name of the process that appears.
  4. Open the Mac app Activity Monitor (it's in your Utilities folder, which is in your Applications folder).
  5. Search for the process you noted earlier, then click the Quit Process button (or press these three keys: option+command+Q.

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SOURCE: what courses the hard drive to file on a mac book pro laptop.

Hi Stephanie
This is one of those questions that's virtually impossible to answer, it could be anything.
Your best option is to take to a mac specialist (the dealer where you bought it) or to an Apple Store if you have one near by.
It may not need a new hard drive, it may just be corrupted and need sorting out. On the other hand it could have failed mechanically and will need to be replaced - check your warranty. There have been a number of reports of HDs failing in some models and Apple have replaced them free of charge as there was a manufacturing fault at the HD factory that didn't come to light until the drives had been running for about a year.
You have been using Time Machine to back up your work haven't you?

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SOURCE: My mac book pro is password locked by another user

In order to override/reset the root level password on your system you can boot up from a system disk (insert disk and restart holding down "C" key). If you don't have a system disk, there are other ways to do it: http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20080414140636495

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SOURCE: Lost install disk for Mac book pro My 13" Mac book

You will need some install disks to even begin working on your issue.
Your options:

  • Find someone with the same model MacBook Pro and borrow the disks.
  • Buy a copy of Leopard (10.5) or Snow Leopard (10.6) and use them. If you are going to buy a set you might as well update to Snow Leopard (10.6)
  • Check eBay for install disks but make sure they are for the same model MacBook Pro.
  • Contact an Apple service center and purchase a replacement set of install disks.
Once you have a install CD, I would recommend backing up your system by making a disk image of the hard drive to an external drive. Then doing a clean install and then using the Migration Assistant to restore your user files to the clean install on your hard drive.

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