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How can a HD be UnLocked please

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    How can a HD be UnLocked please


    I have just tried to do a system recovery (Refresh) on "Win 8.1" and when I tried I was told by the system that the Hard Drive or the system was Locked, I think it said the Disk was locked.

    I have come across this before with Windows 7 and just resolved it by doing a complete re-install, but now I can't afford to do that with Win 8.1, so can some knowledgeable person please tell me what is going on and how I can resolve the problem please.

    I can't afford to do a clean install as I have over "3 TB" of Data on this drive and it will take forever to move it all to smaller drives.


    Thanks in advance

    Roger912

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


    Windows 8 locked drive.
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How can a HD be UnLocked please
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