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My Hard Drive Randomly Locked?

  1. #11


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    That's Fruity Loops 11? Have you tried installing an earlier version of the program, I use version 4, because it is simpler and all I need is the Sampler and the thing to create beats. I noticed they added all kinds of extra stuff starting around version 7, and it made it difficult to install, I had similar problems so I just went back to version 4.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 23
    Windows 8 Professional 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    That's Fruity Loops 11? Have you tried installing an earlier version of the program, I use version 4, because it is simpler and all I need is the Sampler and the thing to create beats. I noticed they added all kinds of extra stuff starting around version 7, and it made it difficult to install, I had similar problems so I just went back to version 4.
    Yeah I have most versions on my hard drive I primarily use 11 though. FL isn't the problem though, it's my hard drive being locked and me not being able to access Windows.
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  3. #13


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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    "Uninstall RestoreIT Drivers" pops up a thing "do you want to unlock your hard drive". I have no idea what it does, but it's worth a try.
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  4. #14


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    Windows 8 Professional 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    "Uninstall RestoreIT Drivers" pops up a thing "do you want to unlock your hard drive". I have no idea what it does, but it's worth a try.
    I'll try it. I really need to find a fix for this I have a lot of unrecoverable photos and music I've recorded.
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  5. #15


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Do your folders and files have a "Lock" icon on a lot of them?

    If you have copied some of your folders and files from another system, it may still be locked in to the owner of THAT system. Maybe the installer has excess ownership on it? Also, have you ever encrypted any of these folders?

    You could try adding "Users" as an owner to Program Files and try to give Users full access to that folder- Or give the existing "Administrators" entry full access though the Security panel for the folder and try to install it again. Just remember to set it back to normal after you try installing the program.

    There used to be a "Lock" command in Dos, is there anything like this in Windows?

    There is another possibility, you may have a virus or rootkit. Can you download things? Eset has a Sirefef remover that works when TDSSKILLER is locked.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 23
    Windows 8 Professional 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Do your folders and files have a "Lock" icon on a lot of them?

    If you have copied some of your folders and files from another system, it may still be locked in to the owner of THAT system. Maybe the installer has excess ownership on it? Also, have you ever encrypted any of these folders?

    You could try adding "Users" as an owner to Program Files and try to give Users full access to that folder- Or give the existing "Administrators" entry full access though the Security panel for the folder and try to install it again. Just remember to set it back to normal after you try installing the program.
    I can't even access windows I just get to the blinking symbol and it stays there.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 23
    Windows 8 Professional 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    "Uninstall RestoreIT Drivers" pops up a thing "do you want to unlock your hard drive". I have no idea what it does, but it's worth a try.
    It said it was successful in unlocking my hard drive but my HD is still locked.
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  8. #18


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    So, it won't even boot? Can you access the drive from another system? Or, you could boot to Hiren's Boot CD and use Mini-XP and see if it allows you to read the drive. Or, if there is a Linux you can download that can read NTFS and let you modify permissions.

    And you downloaded that SSetBootUEFI, since it was locked before you ever tried to use that, then something on your drive caused this, or a BIOS setting, yyou have NO passwords on your hard drive or anything like that, do you have a TPM on your computer?
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  9. #19


    Posts : 23
    Windows 8 Professional 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    So, it won't even boot? Can you access the drive from another system? Or, you could boot to Hiren's Boot CD and use Mini-XP and see if it allows you to read the drive. Or, if there is a Linux you can download that can read NTFS and let you modify permissions.
    i think I'll try that let me burn a CD right now and I'll tell you what happens. And yeah I can't even boot I just get stuck at the blinking cursor (I think that's what it's called)
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  10. #20


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    It shows the blinking cursor right before it starts the boot process, so something is halting it. I was wondering if you had a TPM chip, or other security device on your system. Or, did you ever have Bitlocker installed?

    Unlock a BitLocker-protected drive
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