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Windows 8.1 - issue booting

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    Win 8 OEM/Home (HP laptop)

    Windows 8.1 - issue booting, "drive locked"


    I am having an issue with my Windows 8.1 install. I am attempting to do a System Refresh (which keeps files but removes programs/Win 8 updates). However, whenever I try to do this I get the following error:

    The drive where windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again.
    How would I unlock the drive? This is an HP laptop and only has a single HDD and no DVD/CD drive.

    I have already tried the Automatic Repair option a few times which did not do anything. Any help would be appreciated.
    Last edited by ABC190; 05 Feb 2014 at 20:45.

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    Hello and welcome to WindowsEight Forums, ABC190.

    You may want to check out this tutorial:

    BitLocker Recovery - Unlock a Drive in Windows 8
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Windows 8.1 - issue booting

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