My hard drive files are locked by PC Angel Recovery. How do I get past it?
I have an older workhorse computer that blue-screened the other night for the first time and I could not get it to reboot without repeated blue-screens. I tried to resurrect it with a Windows 7 install disk in repair mode and continued to get random blue screens that convinced me I actually had a hardware problem. I installed a new computer and pulled the old C drive to get at the files (I really only need one) and discovered everything is locked up by PC Angel Recovery. Apparently a lot of manufacturers install this on their machines in some sort of mis-guided effort to be helpful. I have never heard of it and had no idea my attempted recovery of the computer had invoked it. So far I have not found a way around it. Any advice is appreciated. (I actually have a backup of the file I need, but the one hidden on the C drive is a little fresher.)