Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: cant access my locked hd

25 Jan 2011   #1
jackel316

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.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
25 Jan 2011   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Have you tried logging in as administrator?

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

Regards,
Golden
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jan 2011   #3
jackel316

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

27 Jan 2011   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

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

Regards,
Golden
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jan 2011   #5
jackel316

64 bit home premium
 
 

sorry for wasting your time I got agrevated with the drive and formated it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jan 2011   #6
jackel316

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Jan 2011   #7
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

I wouldnt recommend this but if you must make sure it is the quick format only.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 cant access my locked hd




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
files locked ...access denied
I have administrative rights on my computer but it won't let me delete certain temp files, says needs administrative rights to access. How can I figure out what is going on?
General Discussion
Locked myself out of C drive. Access denied everything. Help
I opened a stupid guest account for someone and right clicked on the hard drive. I'm not too computer savvy with permissions. Somehow i thought deny all would work out for the best. Big mistake. Now im locked out as well. Can't access my drive. Please help. I have windows 7 home primo 64 bit.
General Discussion
How can I mail merge with a locked Access DataBase?
Hi guys We have a help desk inquiry at the moment that I have no idea about. I have attempted several things over the last hour and cannot for the life of me get it working. Am I able to mail merge a letter in word with fields in a LOCKED Access DataBase? Your friend -Iroro
Microsoft Office
Access 2000 - Database Locked when opened by a specific computer.
Hi again, everyone. I'm having some Access woes with which I have been unable to find help about around the web, as my circumstances don't seem to fit other reports of this problem. I get the dreaded: The database has been placd in a state by user <name> on machine <name> that prevents it from...
Microsoft Office
FN key is locked : (
French Acer Aspire One d260. Just installed Win 7 Ulitmate on it and the FN key is locked.... IVE TREIED EVERYTHING please help...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:44.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App