Syskey -- PLEASE HELP!!

Posted: 01-02-2008, 07:50 PM
I wanted to use the syskey utility to store the startup key on removable
media. I thought I would be able to store it on a flash drive since my
computer doesn't have a floppy drive. When I checked the box to store the
key on a floppy disk, it said something about the A: drive not being
accessible, and I eventually had to use the task manager to end syskey
because the dialog wouldn't stop popping up. Now when I go into syskey, I
cannot change the setting back to "store the startup key locally". It just
keeps telling me to insert the floppy disk where the key is stored, and when
I click OK, it says that it is an invalid disk. I am afraid to turn off the
computer for fear that it is going to ask for a startup disk next time I turn
it on! Please help!

Syskey -- PLEASE HELP!!


Responses to "Syskey -- PLEASE HELP!!"

Anonymous
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Problem solved
Posted: 01-02-2008, 08:20 PM
I was successfully able to use a System Restore point from before I made this
change. It worked!!

"Anonymous" wrote:
> I wanted to use the syskey utility to store the startup key on removable
> media. I thought I would be able to store it on a flash drive since my
> computer doesn't have a floppy drive. When I checked the box to store the
> key on a floppy disk, it said something about the A: drive not being
> accessible, and I eventually had to use the task manager to end syskey
> because the dialog wouldn't stop popping up. Now when I go into syskey, I
> cannot change the setting back to "store the startup key locally". It just
> keeps telling me to insert the floppy disk where the key is stored, and when
> I click OK, it says that it is an invalid disk. I am afraid to turn off the
> computer for fear that it is going to ask for a startup disk next time I turn
> it on! Please help!
Engel
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RE: Problem solved
Posted: 01-02-2008, 09:03 PM
I use the belt-and-suspenders mode. Make a Restore Point.


As always, you should make sure that you have got a working system restore
point before you run any test, download or install a new game, application,
or software update, when you make changes to your computer.


Whatever you do, (installing and updateting or unistalling) always as a
administrator.

Good luck
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"Anonymous" wrote:
> I was successfully able to use a System Restore point from before I made this
> change. It worked!!
>
> "Anonymous" wrote:
>
> > I wanted to use the syskey utility to store the startup key on removable
> > media. I thought I would be able to store it on a flash drive since my
> > computer doesn't have a floppy drive. When I checked the box to store the
> > key on a floppy disk, it said something about the A: drive not being
> > accessible, and I eventually had to use the task manager to end syskey
> > because the dialog wouldn't stop popping up. Now when I go into syskey, I
> > cannot change the setting back to "store the startup key locally". It just
> > keeps telling me to insert the floppy disk where the key is stored, and when
> > I click OK, it says that it is an invalid disk. I am afraid to turn off the
> > computer for fear that it is going to ask for a startup disk next time I turn
> > it on! Please help!
 
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