Win8 failed - system repair reports Drive is Locked - what now?

  1. MIRKOSOFT

    MIRKOSOFT Member Gold Member

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    Hi!

    My Windows 8 failed - freezed and not reacted.
    I tried to reboot, system boots, after boot nothing displayed.
    I tried Recovery options... If I select restore point, no one found - but I have set system restore of Windows drive.
    Then I tried to repair PC to leave customization and reseting system to defaults.
    Selected OS and... after very long time it reports:
    "Drive is locked. Unlock it first, then try again"

    What happened????
    How was drive locked?
    What is that drive is locked?
    How to unlock the drive?

    I never seen this in every Windows versions which I ever used.

    I'm confused, very sad and helpless and hopeless...

    Please, please, help me anybody.
    It is help like GOLD - my Win8 is too customized, very fine adjusted and don't want to lose my work since december 2012...

    Many many thanks for every GOLD help!

    Miro
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    samuria Network Specialist Tech Member Elite Member

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    How to fix the quick way -
    1. Boot up from your Windows 8 disc
    2. Don't click 'Install Now', click Repair Your Computer
    3. Click Advanced Options
    4. Click Other Options
    5. Click Diagnose my PC
    6. Wait for your computer to reboot
    Also check your bios hasnt changed the the boot for the drive if it was set to ide and changed to AHCI or RAID. it will do it or the other way around. I assume your not using encryptions
  3. MIRKOSOFT

    MIRKOSOFT Member Gold Member

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    Hi!

    I was following your instructions:
    - as first: I never used encryption
    - checked BIOS for SATA drives mode: IDE is set, no RAID...
    - I booted from DVD and tried to repair Windows - there was no diagnose option
    - I tried again Restore Point - no was found
    - so I select Automatic Repair, while happened:
    - diagnosing your PC
    - repairing disk errors
    after was computer restarted, BIOS POST was long time processing, then
    Your Windows needs repair from DVD - every choice returns me to error 0xc000000e
    If I selected other OS, which was my hopeless choice: NTLDR not found error
    Before booting from DVD I tried all choices:
    - safe mode
    - safe mode with command prompt
    - safe mode with networking
    - enable low resolution video
    always the same thing: system boots, after no action, nothing worked, when I tried Ctrl+Alt+Del nothing happened.
    So, I tried to boot from DVD written above
    After all events writen above I tried to boot from DVD again, I selected Install with hope that I can find problem
    When I was prompted to select partition (my PC has three SATA disks) disk where was Win8 was Unpartitioned space - totally erased. I think this is result of disk errors repair...
    So, I used Paragon HD Tool to repair it manually - always in infinite loop reports disk 1 is corrupted and no continue anyway, it was no important that I select Ignore, Skip or other.
    I tried then Acronis Disk repair, reports: no disks found
    Then Hiren's boot CD... booted and hangs...
    Now I don't have choice, no repair tool, so my BIG PLEASE IS:

    Can you help me with choice of Disk/Patitions repair tool (the best for SATA disks) ?

    I run on this PC only for BIOS utility Express Gate and have access only to internet, USB devices, no disks.
    I can make bootable USB or go to friend and burn bootable CD/DVD...

    PLEASE HELP ME ANYBODY. I HAVE IF ISN'T OTHER POSSIBLE ONLY ONE CHOICE:
    Send disk to Vienna, Austira to repair (I used it one time) and repairing cost is over 1000 EUR.

    So, your help has price of DIAMANTS.

    Please, please help me anybody, I'm hopeless 'cause here, in Slovakia, have monthly only 300 EUR... and prices are like in Germany...

    Miro
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