Martin Underwood wrote:
> A customer with a Vista PC has just started experiencing "Device
> locked" popups from the system tray when he tries to access any drive
> part from C: or network drives - this affects CD, Compact Flash
> card-reader and USB memory stick. The "Computer" application (ie
> Explorer!) shows a red no-entry sign over the affected drives.
> In the case of the CD, Explorer can see the volume label and the
> amount of free/used space, but fails to access the contents.
> Everything works fine in Safe Mode.
> He thinks the problem began when he tried to install an incompatible
> version of AutoCad which aborted part-way through the installation.
> I can't find any match on "device locked" on Microsoft, AutoCad or the
> maker's (Acer) knowledge bases.
> Has anyone got any suggestions?
I found this link Martin if you haven't come across it, it might help
There is mention of some Acer e-lock software whicjh seems to have