Windows 10: Hard drive gets locked.

Discus and support Hard drive gets locked. in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; "Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart" This is the message I got when windows 10 stopped working.. From that it said my computer has an... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by KY COLONEL, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. Hard drive gets locked.

    "Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart" This is the message I got when windows 10 stopped

    working.. From that it said my computer has an unrepairable problem we will collect the information and
    restart it for you. It never did restart, so I tried with the windows 10 disk to use start-up repair.. and it told
    me that the hard drive was locked. So, I had no way to unlock it.. Long story made short. I had to take the
    hard drive out and hook it up to another computer that has windows 7 installed on it. And it let me
    unlock the drive, after which i put it back in the computer that it came out of, and it works just fine..

    My question is, How is one supposed to unlock a hard drive, is there a program to do that? Or did I just
    luck out, by having another computer to hook it up to. ? I've had this happen on windows 10 more than
    once... so I hope there is a solution.

    KY COLONEL, Dec 1, 2015

  2. I am getting error boot error 80004001 after installing Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3197954)

    Well the issue has degraded further cannot even boot anymore, get a Hard-drive is not found in the bios now. Or hard drive is locked.

    Best regards, James
    James Carron, Dec 1, 2015
  3. Hard drive locked


    To resolve this issue with Windows 10 installation, kindly check the resolution provided by Rakesh Narayanaswamy on this


    Let us know how it goes.
    Nathaniel Mon, Dec 1, 2015
  4. fdegrove Win User

    Hard drive gets locked.


    That happened to me too a couple of times using a older SSD drive that wasn't recognized consistently in BIOS by a new PC.
    Windows locks the drive if it "loses" it during setup.
    I wiped the drive using the manufacturer's software and put it back into a machine were it was working fine.

    Not sure if this helps you but I wouldn't know of a command (or whatever) to just unlock the drive.
    I vaguely recall it having to do with EFI mode etc. The older machine it was lifted from is EFI agnostic.

    I'll look into though and report back if I find anything worthwhile.

    Cheers, *Wink

    fdegrove, Dec 2, 2015

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