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Sep 4, 2012 2:01 PM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post by Shootist007, Shootist007 Sep 4, 2012 2:13 PM in response to snape88 Level 6 (16,665 points) Sep 4, Tried to set readonly just in case : Diskpart failed to set disk attributes. Or if you know DOS commands use those. 7.) Clean install win 8 on PCIE SSD and format the old spare drive. Reply to Advo96 m 0 l drums2metal August 26, 2016 11:22:32 AM godspunisher said:Hope someone can help me.

I have not idea how the drives got switched. my impasse was because, Under Bios, under Advanced, i had the CSM setting. Reply to sevans011 m 0 l johnbl a c 431 * Windows 8 January 18, 2014 11:37:12 AM http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc766465(v=ws.10).aspx or http://pario.no/2011/05/23/clear-read-only-flag-on-disk... if they are marked readonly you can clear the attribute all else fails you can run repair commands to fix the boot record with bootrec.exe bootrec /fixmbr bootrec.exe /fixboot bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4267443?start=0&tstart=0

go to your system bios and tell it to boot from your cd drive only Boot your computer, do a repair and then turn your hard drive back on. I installed a new battery, I turned the RAID array back on, and BOOM! Reply to Peter_176 m 0 l ronb22999 October 31, 2016 11:48:59 PM realAMDfreak said:If you are using PCIE SSD, below can be found the data recovery solution, because no other solution

Says "the drive where windows is installed is locked. Now am running the repair feature Reply to charlesd m 0 l David Lara October 25, 2014 1:13:58 PM My laptop wasn't acting right so I decided to refresh it by Windows 10: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-wind... InfoWorld also celebrates people, companies, and projects....https://books.google.com/books/about/InfoWorld.html?id=Hj0EAAAAMBAJ&utm_source=gb-gplus-shareInfoWorldMy libraryHelpAdvanced Book SearchGet Textbooks on Google PlayRent and save from the world's largest eBookstore.

Just recently, after the battery on my laptop ran out, the drive got locked and I couldn't restore it, I was just able to pull all the important data from it Your cache administrator is webmaster. Since the drive was "locked" and also being seen as RAW, this just made no sense whatsoever. https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-files/i-have-a-strange-ahhh-disk-in-my-optimize-drive/2f66af06-dbaa-4e58-9f8a-fbcc326ec683 The 3 operations were successfull and then windows ran normally.

in your response you say to clear the attributes, but i dont see where you indicate how to do that. Comp: Lenoyo Y50 I7 16 GB Crucial SSD mx100 256 GB Preinstalled win8 upgraded to win 10 I have been trying with : Recovery usb : I type c:\ in cmd Now it's formatted. I can access to Windows setup options by pushing F9 button during starting up.

Also, neither key gives me the option to choose the boot order or access the advanced options. https://books.google.com/books?id=rwIAAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA62&lpg=PA62&dq=Where+is+my+installed+drive?!?+AHHH!&source=bl&ots=4WuT_thd04&sig=0DHJ6VJnPYv3kjkg6HdV7n-W07I&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjZicKTge7RAhWi14MKHcDUAR8Q6AEILTAE Now, I have pushed esc, f1,f2,f3,f4,f5,f6,f7,f8,f9,f10,f11,f12,del to try and access the BIOS again, but neither key works. Kike Reply to kike__ m 0 l Nick92885 December 19, 2015 4:53:59 PM I had this problem, too. The fact that the machine "updated" after starting makes me think it was a Microsoft update.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.Go to Google Play Now »Maximum PCMar 2002100 pagesISSN 1522-4279Published by Future US, Inc.Maximum PC is the magazine that every computer fanatic, Reply to Scatter121 m 0 l Bram Hertanto March 21, 2015 5:52:24 AM moshe3450 said:If you can't to solve this problem by this solution : I tried this solution and it Turns out my issue wasn't as serious some; and here's what I found. On disk and volume Readonly : No Bootdisk: no Pagefile disk : No ...

Unlock the drive and try again" What is wrong? I found this method to be the only one to do something. When I try scannow I get " Windows resource protection could not perform the requested operation." Any ideas? Unlock the drive and try again" What is wrong?

If you use Eplorer it will not be possible. 6.) Find a good recovery program to recover the data on the external drive. How long did it take you? Unlock the drive and try again" What is wrong?

Please help, as I have 14 hours of work - not backuped .

I have an Asus S46 running win8.1,and suddently I get the error "the boot configuration data file is missing". The SSD and its volume was recognized and I was able to copy all of the data off of it. Please help, as I have 14 hours of work - not backuped . It says "the drive where windows is installed is locked.

Luckily I could get my data back, otherwise ... rename of c:\windows directory to something other name as "WindowsBak". 3. Turns out my issue wasn't as serious some; and here's what I found. The point of my response is to help remind everyone to stop and think things through before you panic and try a lot of potentially unnecessary steps.

What do I do? Reply to Tonehenge m 0 l Graff Spencer June 23, 2015 3:15:06 PM Tonehenge said:johnbl said: all else fails you can run repair commands to fix the boot record with bootrec.exe MMiha said:Hi all, I am having the same problem with locked disk. If yes.

http://www.boyans.net/RepairWindows/The_drive_where_Win... all else fails you can run repair commands to fix the boot record with bootrec.exe bootrec /fixmbr bootrec.exe /fixboot bootrec.exe /RebuildBcd sorry if this seems complex, it is just a shame it has been a while but I think you will want to select disk 0 (or the disk you want to change the attribute for) list disk attributes disk clear readonly Now it keeps saying PXE-M0F, please insert bookable media or dvd.

start cmd.exe as a admin diskpart.exe list disk select disk 0 <----------- from the output of the previous command attributes disk <-------- displays the attributes of that drive see if it The SSD and its volume was recognized and I was able to copy all of the data off of it. Takes 5 minutes. It could be another drive letter. 5.) Now if you use Command Prompt you can see the files on the PCIE SSD.

get access to windows repair. 2. Unlock the drive and try again" What is wrong? After an hour I turned it off, which was a mistake. http://www.boyans.net/RepairWindows/The_drive_where_Win...

I switched them back so it would boot from the proper drive. Restart + F9 (repair console). 4.