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Windows 8 Hard drive locked

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I have a problem that is all over the web but can't seem to solve problem. My hard drive is locked and I can't reset or restore from windows boot disk. How do you unlock the drive so you can fix corrupted files or file system?
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by:John Hurst
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Go into the computer BIOS, find Secure Boot and disable it. Once disabled, you should be able to load recovery disks. I did so with my ThinkPad X230 and reloaded Windows 8. I then re-enabled Secure Boot.

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by:nobus
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what makes you think the drive is locked?
this should help to boot from DVD :  http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows-8/a/open-advanced-startup-options-windows-8.htm
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Problem Solved by using Sysprep and then Clean All.
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by:Cybernutztim
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I found the solution on forums outside Experts Exchange. It's a problem with windows 8 that happens rarely when upgrading to windows 8.1. The only solution to be able to use the hard drive at all was to use the sysprep command.
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