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Can't boot into windows 8,hard drive locked, can't refresh

  1. #31


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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Why do you want to rename?
    You need to add a drive letter C:

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  2. #32


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    Windos 8 pro


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Why do you want to rename?
    You need to add a drive letter C:
    Woops, I meant add C not rename it.
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  3. #33


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    Windows 7/8


    Have you looked in your BIOS settings? Maybe during the extreme low power your BOIS got cleared or reset and is basically hiding the drive.
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  4. #34


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    Windos 8 pro


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Screenshot from Paragon.

    Attachment 12498
    I download paragon and created an iso, and can't get it to work.
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  5. #35


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    Windos 8 pro


    Quote Originally Posted by FSeal View Post
    Have you looked in your BIOS settings? Maybe during the extreme low power your BOIS got cleared or reset and is basically hiding the drive.
    Yes, I checked the bios out. I changed it around for a bit to see if it would work but got the same results.
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  6. #36


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    Windos 8 pro


    Well, I want to thank everyone for their help. I've finally decided to give up. I'm going to remove my hard drive and donate my laptop to a veteran organization. I only had that laptop for 7 months and paid $838 for it. I'm so pissed, but I think this is a sign that it's time to move on to apple products.

    take care
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  7. #37


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    I would Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools first.

    Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
    Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure
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  8. #38


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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Hard drive with windows 8 is locked, unlock it and try again
    This (almost exact) quote says something I have not seen. What exactly does "locked" mean. Is the hard drive corrupted and not readable, is the SMART system locking the drive, is Windows 8 using some security ability to lock the drive?

    Could Bitlocker be involved, by being erroneously invoked due to the unexpected shutdown?

    I scanned the thread quickly, but have we decided the install is UEFI?

    Possibly this is a situation that we will see again...
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  9. #39


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    Quote Originally Posted by Saltgrass
    This (almost exact) quote says something I have not seen. What exactly does "locked" mean. Is the hard drive corrupted and not readable, is the SMART system locking the drive,
    Yes, one more no Sata controller drivers load.
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  10. #40


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    Windows 8.1 x64


    Another one of those mSATA installs.... I am going to have to get one of those to test with. I did notice there was a Rapid Start entry in my bios. Anyway, something to try, they do seem to be causing problems during installs.

    Edit: I would probably recommend turning off the Rapid Start option, if there is one in the bios. Failing that, I would think about removing the mSATA drive until the system is repaired. I have not run such a system, so I can only guess.

    But maybe we know what is locking the drive.
    Last edited by Saltgrass; 08 Dec 2012 at 10:28.
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