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How to temporarily lock your PC after a given number of incorrect password entries in Windows 7 using the command prompt
Are you worried that your Windows 7 login password is easy to guess and that it is possible to crack it only after a few attempts? Well if you are I have two things to say to you. First, change your password. I know you have probably heard it a thousand times, but having a “smart” password is essential these days. You won’t feel comfortable if a thousand other people unlocked their front doors with a key identical to the one you use for your own front door, would you?
The second thing I have to say is, why don’t you at least lock your PC after a few incorrect entries? Surely this will make the password guessing process a lot longer.
Note: It is a good idea to have a second administrator account which you can use to unlock your PC. Just in case someone decides to do a trick on you.
Note: In case of physical access to your PC this will not slow down the use of System Rescue CD, Ultimate Boot CD or Ubuntu Live CD for resetting your password.
First, open the Command Prompt under Administrator Mode.
To do that, open the Start menu, type cmd in the search box:
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Your hard drive crashed? It is likely that your files are still there! The FIRST thing you should always do in this situation is make an image (a copy) of your Hard Drive. Making an image won\”t fix anything; it will simply make an exact copy of your disk, copying good as well as corrupt data. Damaged hard drives usually only get progressively worse the more they are used, so to cut your losses you need to make an image. You then will recover your data from a different computer, using the image, while leaving the damaged hard drive alone – protecting it from further damage.
This tutorial will help you image your hard drive and then create a virtual hard drive on another Windows machine, using your image. Inside the virtual hard drive you should be able to see your lost data. This tutorial requires an external hard drive and the following free software:
The Ultimate Boot CD (Scroll down to \"Mirror Sites\" and click the download icon next to \"ISO\". It does not matter which sponser you use.) P2 eXplorer Read the rest of this entry »