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May 13, 2010 7:20:51 PM

Hello,
My windows 7 has locked me out of the hard drive, cannot even install windows 7 again. What can I do to get it unlocked?
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May 13, 2010 7:36:22 PM

You need to provide much more information.
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Anonymous
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May 13, 2010 8:21:38 PM

FALC0N said:
You need to provide much more information.



Windows 7 will give no access to the brand new hard drive.
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May 13, 2010 8:27:16 PM

Wipe the hard drive with DBAN Boot N Nuke

http://www.dban.org/download

then install windows but you really shouldn't have to do this you might have a bios setting wrong make sure in the bios that the sata hard drives are configured for AHCI or IDE if its in Raid mode it might cause you not to be able to access the hard drives. Basically your best bet is to go into bios reset everything to defaults then try to install windows if that dont work for some reason see if it will let you wipe the drive clean with DBAN.
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Anonymous
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May 13, 2010 9:23:16 PM

saaiello said:
Wipe the hard drive with DBAN Boot N Nuke

http://www.dban.org/download

then install windows but you really shouldn't have to do this you might have a bios setting wrong make sure in the bios that the sata hard drives are configured for AHCI or IDE if its in Raid mode it might cause you not to be able to access the hard drives. Basically your best bet is to go into bios reset everything to defaults then try to install windows if that dont work for some reason see if it will let you wipe the drive clean with DBAN.



thank you so much!
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March 3, 2011 1:55:44 AM

saaiello said:
Wipe the hard drive with DBAN Boot N Nuke

http://www.dban.org/download

then install windows but you really shouldn't have to do this you might have a bios setting wrong make sure in the bios that the sata hard drives are configured for AHCI or IDE if its in Raid mode it might cause you not to be able to access the hard drives. Basically your best bet is to go into bios reset everything to defaults then try to install windows if that dont work for some reason see if it will let you wipe the drive clean with DBAN.



Thanks, windows 7 refused to go. It locked the hard drive so that WinXP could not see it upon installation
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