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Upgraded to windows 8, hard drive is locked


joshg6256

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I recently upgraded from windows 8 release preview to windows 8 Pro, i did this successfully but after a windows update i tried to boot my computer but it fails. and error code shows up on the new windows boot saying that the hard drive is locked and it cant boot from it. I am unable to refresh or reset the operating system. Luckily my computer also runs windows 7, on a separate hard drive, which i am able to assess the windows 8 hard drive from to get to my files.

Does anyone know what has happened here and how i could fix the problem. I could upgrade windows 7 to windows 8 but i like having a back-up OS for these situations.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7/8
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom
    CPU
    AMD Athlon II X3
    Motherboard
    Asus
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Built in
    Sound Card
    Built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Panasonic 32" TV HDMI
    Screen Resolution
    1920*1080
    Hard Drives
    500GB
    200GB
    1TB
    160GB
    Internet Speed
    15mps