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DMC

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    Modelling and reading

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  1. DMC

    What the Hell is Bit Locker ?

    Hi, @Pigpen, @Rob G and @dnl42, been out most of the day and just got in. I’ll have a look at your replies and suggestions later this evening and hope for the best. Mike, nothing in #18 sounds familiar but thanks for the input. After posting my photos on BM the last thing I did was close it and Village Photos down. Dennis
  2. DMC

    What the Hell is Bit Locker ?

    Hi everyone, Not going to harp on this forever, and I appreciate all the help, but we’ve not had any success. So I’m going to go over some of the things we’ve tried in the event anything like this might happen to you: I’ve had no recent system updates that might be the cause. One of the troubleshooting options suggests we go back to a previous version if there is a problem but it will not let me do that. It’s not a log-in password or PIN number issue. We have tried all these. Nor can I find anything resembling a BitLocker key in my MS account. (Accessed from my iPad.) No DVD drive so reinstalling is not an option. Tried inputting commands via Powershell mode (C:\) etc also tried to get to control panel via this method but no luck with any of that. In short, what it seems to be saying is, to unlock the door to the house, go into the house and get the key. Not really surprising because anyone stealing my laptop, to look at my unpublished BM photos, could easily get in! If I had even known about BitLocker I could have turned it off before this all kicked off. Plenty of information on the Web about how to go about doing that. Might be worth looking into. Just to summarise, following my usual routine, I uploaded photos from an SD card to the laptop, uploaded the photos to Village Photos and then posted them on BM. I closed the lid on the laptop and after a couple of hours opened the lid, put in the pin # and that blue screen popped up. That’s it, no Web surfing or anything else. I only use it as a means of getting photos onto BM. Wish I could be more help but we’ve run out of ideas. Dennis
  3. DMC

    Airfix 1/144 727 Fuselage Crease

    Hi, Okay, I realise that that’s not a 727 but it’s a pretty clear picture of what a crease must look like on a 727. In the one below that I can just barely make out the crease. Quite like the livery and the NMF. https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=GOWn%2fPor&id=3DA8E575F5FE68D933A9DE6E6ACA679C43184310&thid=OIP.GOWn_Poru4vbV67FshEAfQHaEK&q=boeing+727+aa+astrojet&simid=608040356761698345&selectedIndex=97 https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=ESVamRWt&id=9B3753AA626C76FD82A47C58BE03BECF7112DAE8&thid=OIP.ESVamRWt4Z660gNgDkha-gHaEU&q=boeing+727+aa+astrojet&simid=608030529851753747&selectedIndex=25 Almost like a scribed line. Dennis
  4. DMC

    What the Hell is Bit Locker ?

    You can be sure of that, Mike. I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy (well, maybe I would) I’ll have a read of your last paragraph and give it some thought. Busy at the moment putting together an Ikea flat-pack bookcase, of all things. Cheers Dennis
  5. DMC

    Airfix 1/144 727 Fuselage Crease

    Thanks @tempestfan, sure hope so. Not sure about the LH-200 scheme, still very much the newbie. Not disputed, @Sonoran, opinions seem to vary, however, on how obvious the crease is. In some photos I detect a flat area, not a crease, in others not even a hint of a crease. Up close and personal, I suppose it’s more obvious. Thanks for the input. Dennis
  6. DMC

    What the Hell is Bit Locker ?

    Worked on this problem ‘till late last night. Still not resolved. Just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone that offered advice and suggestions. Will get into it later in a little more depth later. Dennis
  7. DMC

    Airfix 1/144 727 Fuselage Crease

    Great, more on “the crease” and welcome it is. I am only myself just transitioning into airliners and have a lot to catch up on. Very much appreciated @tempestfan. Dennis
  8. DMC

    What the Hell is Bit Locker ?

    Thanks Danny and Mike. I’ll admit to being almost totally ignorant about IT so will have to wait until the boffin returns from her swim to find out just what she tried last night. And, Mike, like you, I would never have even considered encryption at all if it had been offered as all there is on the device are modelling photos and a few research bookmarks. Nothing sensitive at all! It’s a mystery to me how I ended up in this mess. Thanks again guys. Dennis
  9. DMC

    What the Hell is Bit Locker ?

    Thanks @bzn20 for taking the time to post your reply. This is starting to get really complicated. It’s already cost us valuable time and it looks as though hard cash will have to be donated to....who knows. What I’m having a hard time getting my head ‘round is why has it happened? I don’t need encryption at all. MS should have to pay the freight on this one. But of course that’s not going to happen Should have bought a Mac! Dennis
  10. DMC

    What the Hell is Bit Locker ?

    Thank you @Mike, off the shelf now and back on charge. We’ll (my wife’s the boffin) review the situation tomorrow and see where we are at. Really appreciate your input. Well @stevehnz, fingers crossed for you as it’s a real nightmare scenario. Dennis
  11. DMC

    What the Hell is Bit Locker ?

    Well, you might be right. Had a word with Mr Fixit in Currys this morning and I am none the wiser except that I could lose everything, mostly build photos, if a fix was attempted. So, shelved it and am just letting the battery run down. Darned annoying. Apologies for the late reply, out early this morning. Dennis
  12. DMC

    Airfix 1/144 727 Fuselage Crease

    Thanks Ian, I know that build and even posted a reply. My livery choice is the Easter delivery scheme, Golden Falco I believe. I have just been notified by Vintage Flyer that they are on the way. The 727 was the second jetliner that I flew on and the carrier could have been any of those that flew the Boeing back in the late sixties. It could have been Eastern but I don’t remember as it was almost fifty years ago. I do remember, however, that the rate of climb was very steep and there was curious grinding metallic sort of sound. The stewardess told me it was quite normal. Funny the things you remember. Dennis
  13. DMC

    Airfix 1/144 727 Fuselage Crease

    Thank you @noelh. Good to know that there is someone I can go to who has had first hand experience on the 727. An airplane I am especially interested in now. Cheers Dennis
  14. DMC

    What the Hell is Bit Locker ?

    Earlier today I uploaded a couple of photos into my Lenovo laptop which I then uploaded into Village Photos which I then posted on BM on the WIP page. No problem. I closed the lid on the laptop and edited a couple of links into the thread using my iPad. I’ve been using this routine for some time now and I edit in comments, etc., using the iPad because the Lenovo keyboard is, frankly, rubbish and I have to keep going back to correct things. So, a while ago I opened the lid on the laptop and I am presented with a bright blue page with “bit locker” printed on it and instructions on what I must do to get back into the laptop. So so I have to ask what the devil is “bit locker” and where did it come from? My long suffering wife, who is light years ahead of my on IT, has tried everything to get control of my laptop back but to no avail. She thinks I’ve somehow picked up a virus of some sort but as I literally only use it for BM and Village Photos I cannot imagine where it came from. Without the laptop I’m going to struggle finding a way to post photos on BM. I am getting to really loath Microsoft and their unwanted updates and improvements. Sorry for the rant. Dennis
  15. DMC

    Airfix 1/144 727 Fuselage Crease

    Hi Ian, Thanks to that link on #2 I now am throughly clued in on the double-lobe and I even can see a hint of it on a few of the photos in the second link. It is, however, to me at least, more of a flat area than a crease. I can ignore it on the Revell build, which I am really enjoying, and deal with it on the Airfix kit when I get around to starting it. The whole subject has been very interesting and I am really impressed by the vast store of knowledge available to modellers of any genre. Dennis
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