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post #1 of 11
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Hey guys, so I've got a bit of a problem...my friend is using SharpKeys to remap some keys on his keyboard (wants to delete Ctrl+Alt+Del) and he remapped Ctrl to q...yea, he can't login anymore. He needs his computer by tomorrow. He's tried booting in Safe Mode, no go, same problem. Do you guys know how to fix this?

PS: He had been experimenting previously, this is a message he sent me when he had changed his a to a b and his password involves a's, attached for the lulz:
Quote:
Why bre my b’s bll being replbced with b’s? becbuse thbt’s whbt it does. My pbssword hbs bn b in it. I hbd b lot of trouble logging bbck in – my pbssword, stbge, restbge, bnd my superuser pbssword bll hbve b’s. in them. I got rid of the chbnge - Once I log out bnd in bgbin the keys will be bbck to normbl. Bbsicblly, it’s b lot more complicbted thbn stopping b script to reverse this progrbm. I’ll see if it cbn block ctrl-blt-del – I hbve b feeling it will. Becbuse seriously, if I didn’t know better I’d sby it bctublly f**** with the hbrdwbre.

Edited by crazyap7 - 1/6/11 at 5:10pm
post #2 of 11
when he was in safe mode has he tried uninstalling Sharpkeys or removing it from the registry as this is a reg hack isnt it?
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
It is, but I'm fairly sure it permanently writes to the registry. You can't just delete the program and have the edit go away, it's in there for good and can only be changed by a re-write from the program.
post #4 of 11
so can you not remove the registry key either, sorry for the late reply I was knackered and went to sleep
post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by crazyap7 View Post
Hey guys, so I've got a bit of a problem...my friend is using SharpKeys to remap some keys on his keyboard (wants to delete Ctrl+Alt+Del) and he remapped Ctrl to q...yea, he can't login anymore. He needs his computer by tomorrow. He's tried booting in Safe Mode, no go, same problem. Do you guys know how to fix this?

PS: He had been experimenting previously, this is a message he sent me when he had changed his a to a b and his password involves a's, attached for the lulz:
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA YOUR MATE GIVES ME SO MUCH JOKE

but seriously. hes gonna have to leave the hacks alone, because hes obviously too daft to be left alone with them.
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post #6 of 11
well from what I have found, if you do manage to get into his account, if he can open SharpKeys, there should be an option where he can remove all of the mappings from the keys, then after that he should reboot and will work.

If he cant get into his account download Hirens Boot CD or something and run one of the password crackers as they reset the passwords to blank.

Let me know how you get on
post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by GlockZoR IV View Post
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA YOUR MATE GIVES ME SO MUCH JOKE

but seriously. hes gonna have to leave the hacks alone, because hes obviously too daft to be left alone with them.
I thought that but didnt want to say,lol
Thought he was having a laugh when I first read it with the message
post #8 of 11
why not just do a fresh install of windows?
post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 
Hey guys, thanks for all the replies smile.gif
It wasn't his password that was the problem, it was the fact that he had remapped the del key as being q, and hadn't mapped the q key to be del, so, in effect, the del key did not exist anymore, which made it quite difficult to log-in in Windows 7, as you can imagine tongue.gif What he ended up doing is bringing up the virtual keyboard, holding down ctrl+alt on the real keyboard and del on the virtual one, and it let him in. He then reset the key map. He was teased all the day the next day, much fun was had by all biggrin.gif

So yea, if you guys need a key remapper, SharpKeys is the way to go, just don't do foolish things wink.gif
Edited by crazyap7 - 3/5/12 at 10:16am
post #10 of 11
glad you managed to get it all sorted out
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