Windows drive is locked

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by WardocsRevenge, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. WardocsRevenge

    WardocsRevenge MDL Expert

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    So when trying to install windows 10 i already need to use my laptop and switch out ssd's now or else i can not install UEFI and it always says can not continue to next stage of install and if i try and refresh it says Windows Drive is locked which it's not so little help
     
  2. Mutagen

    Mutagen MDL Addicted

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    I had a "drive locked" issue when trying to install on a laptop. I think I got it from a forced (unclean) shutdown. This left the NTFS 'dirty'. I removed the drive and booted the laptop from a good Windows 7 drive. I then connected the damaged drive via an external USB enclosure and ran CHKDSK on it. It found errors and fixed them. I swapped drives and was then able to install W10 TP.
     
  3. asdqwe876

    asdqwe876 MDL Novice

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    diskpart->clean,then everything is ok.
    the advantage for uefi,but most people don't understand.:biggrin:
     
  4. WardocsRevenge

    WardocsRevenge MDL Expert

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    i tried all of that still having issues
     
  5. Ming_the_Merciless

    Ming_the_Merciless MDL Member

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    If the diskpart "clean" command failed, then I suspect the disk has failed. If it was successful, then I am at a loss. Does anyone else have access to the laptop? Any chance it has been locked via the bios or security software?
     
  6. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    #6 pisthai, Nov 19, 2014
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    To unlock a drive you may need to run the Bootrec Command:
    open a Command Prompt as Administrator
    • type: bootrec /fixMBR [enter]
    • type: bootrec /fixBoot [enter]
    • type: bootrec /rebuildBCD [enter]
    • reboot the computer

    The BootRec Failure is mainly because of an damaged bootrecord of the HDD. Best way to do that is to boot the computer from from ISO and use the Repair function.
     
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  7. Ricardo41

    Ricardo41 MDL Junior Member

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    had an ssd locked. booted up hirens boot xp. reset attribuites and forrmated it. did the job

     
  8. WardocsRevenge

    WardocsRevenge MDL Expert

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    you are sure that will fix it and will work for uefi ?
     
  9. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    I had same problem once and it worked for me. You just have to test and find out!
     
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  10. sark11

    sark11 MDL Novice

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    my western digital 1 tb hard disk during up gradation from build no 9860 to 9879 shows 0200 failure fixed disk 1.
    press f1 to resume or f2 to set up, what can i do ?????
     
  11. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    If you press F1 it will try to upgrade again, if you use F2 it will go to an new setup of windows, which I personal prefer all times.
     
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  12. sark11

    sark11 MDL Novice

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    after pressing f1 nothing happens no progress,just showed a black blinking screen and on pressing f2 it enters boot menu of bios setup .so even after choosing booting preference for optical disk drive or usb flash drive the same error screen appears showing failure fix disk 1
     
  13. WardocsRevenge

    WardocsRevenge MDL Expert

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    sorry it failed i am thinking it's my mobo
     
  14. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    what? most likely the HDD, no?
     
  15. Snuffy

    Snuffy MDL Expert

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    Since the upgrade was from to 9789, and 9789 makes a Windows.old it does lock the HDD, same as when may backup program lock the HDD to make a backup.
    you can try this
    Try opening the control panel, go to the security & systems tab,
    then go to the "create and format Hard disk partitions". They usually show up there "unallocated". Proceed to partition and format.
    Some drives setup with a different OS or brand seem to have that problem but they always worked.
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    Another "fix" is to try using Ubuntu to "secure Erase". Some times the drives get "frozen" and need to be "not frozen"
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    insert a common back up and recovery disk... let it it start to backup then click cancel - then let it do the reboot, it will unlock that way also.
    I have use all the methods.
     
  16. WardocsRevenge

    WardocsRevenge MDL Expert

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    i don't upgrade that breaks everything i always do a fresh install and i am forced to use my laptop to install it on my SSD and thats also how i know it's my mobo it works on my laptop when install but not my desktop
     
  17. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    There's a minimum chance your sata cable was the culprit. At least switch to any other available port on the mobo.
     
  18. WardocsRevenge

    WardocsRevenge MDL Expert

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    i replaced them all last week with red and back ones to more suit the colors of the build so that wasnt the issues i also upgraded the firmware of the ssd i nuked the bios which didnt work and it's the mobo i just put in a z77x-ud5h and everything works again
     
  19. WardocsRevenge

    WardocsRevenge MDL Expert

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    the issues is fixed by replacing the motherboard don't worry also i use rufus to make a uefi usb of windows 10