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Windows 7: cant access my locked hd

25 Jan 2011   #1

64 bit home premium
 
 
cant access my locked hd

Hello, Im using Home Premium 64bit. I just reinstalled windows on my new ssd, and have a backup 1.5TB which was locked to all but admin. Without thinking I did not unlock it before reinstalling windows. The old install is wiped and I cannot access the drive, I have the same comp name user name and password but no luck... Does anyone know how I can unlock this drive? Thanks.

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25 Jan 2011   #2

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Hi,

Have you tried logging in as administrator?

Can you see the drive/disk if you open Computer Management?

Regards,
Golden
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26 Jan 2011   #3

64 bit home premium
 
 

Yes I have tried as admin, and I had to use computer management just to get windows to admit the drive was there.
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27 Jan 2011   #4

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

OK. Can you paste a screen capture of the Disk Manager under Computer Management please?

Regards,
Golden
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30 Jan 2011   #5

64 bit home premium
 
 

sorry for wasting your time I got agrevated with the drive and formated it.
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30 Jan 2011   #6

64 bit home premium
 
 

For those of you who might read this at some later date with this same problem... a quik format followed by a nice little program called recuva, that can be downloaded for free at www.recuva.com did the trick nice for me.
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30 Jan 2011   #7

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

I wouldnt recommend this but if you must make sure it is the quick format only.
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