posted on Dec, 18 2017 @ 08:29 PM
a reply to: grey580
I've tried to get into the credentials manager, the "vault" of saved passwords, but the old IT guy has blocked access to it or disabled it. No joy in
I might try attaching the drive to my laptop by USB and see what I can find looking around on it. He has "write protected" the drive and undoing that
in Win10 is a very laborious process, which I'm not sure I'm up to.
I'm at the point of wanting to get all the files off the drive and doing a "nuke and pave" and starting over with a new clean install of Win7. I'm
reluctant to do that, though, since getting access to his old email account (password on the system somewhere) and its archive of emails is of some
(not paramount) importance.
One other item of interest is the presence of an "Avnisoft" rescue disk on the hard drive. I found it accidentally by trying to boot the system from a
bootable USB drive, which didn't boot, defaulting instead to the Avnisoft disk. I know nothing about Avnisoft rescue disks or what one should do to
"rescue" the system. If it could produce a system reset style recovery, it might be the way out of the woods. I'll have to look into it.
on 18-12-2017 by ipsedixit because: (no reason given)