Unlock Account in Windows® 7
Are you interested to know the tips to unlock a locked account in Windows 7?
Sometimes, after restarting the computer, you cannot log on the computer, both local and domain. Because of this, the error message may come up saying "This computer is in use and it has been locked, the Administrator can unlock the computer and press Ctrl + Alt + Delete in this computer". If you trying to unlock the computer, it may be displayed: "This computer is locked and administrator can only unlock this computer”. You will not be able to use this computer. In addition, you cannot access the Windows 7 operating system and the stored data. This is one of the serious issues in Windows 7.
The following are some details to unlock the user account in Windows 7:
- Causes of the errors
- Error messages in locked computer
- Tips to solve the issue
Causes of the errors
The cause of the error is when the default screen saver is set by non existence screensaver program. The corrupted screensaver has been password protected. The short method to solve the issue is to reset the screen saver program and change the corrupted screensaver. This is the main cause to locking the computer.
Error messages in locked computer
The errors shows, “This computer is in use and has been locked. Only domain, user or administrator can unlock this computer and shows ctrl + alt + Del to unlock this computer". When you are trying to unlock this computer, the popup shows same as before. “The computer is locked. Only domain, user or an administrator can unlock this only”.
You can easily solve this issue through Registry Editor. First, start the Registry Editor; locate the screensaver through the following registry key 'HKEY_USER defaultcontrol panelDesktop', take the edit menu, string and logon.scr and click 'Ok'. Then, you have to locate edit menu string, type '0', click 'Ok' and then quit the Registry Editor. After this, you can start the Windows normally. This is one of the good methods for unlocking the user account.
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