Windows 10: Locked SSD and boot issues

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  1.    29 Oct 2015 #11

    Hi,

    Ok, nothing suspicious I can see.
    Still, I'd try to retrieve any data from the drive, check if Sandisk has a firmware update for it and flash it (there's always a risk of data loss flashing a drive)

    I'd also check with Asrock for a bios update too and apply that. If after that the two won't talk then I'm at a loss really.
    Maybe check if "Secure Boot' is disabled, Boot sector protection as well and see if that helps any ?


    Cheers,
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    31 Oct 2015 #12

    If all else fails, I read one guy used DBAN on his SSD to unlock it. I know you are not suppose to use DBAN on an SSD but it worked for him. I just thought I would let you know before going out and buying new one.

    If you know your way around the command prompt maybe you can try this video before using DBAN.
    Solution to (UEFI Mode) - YouTube

    Good luck
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 10
    windows 10 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       31 Oct 2015 #13

    I'll look into these. Thanks for the heads up
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    31 Oct 2015 #14

    Hi,

    If all else fails, I read one guy used DBAN on his SSD to unlock it. I know you are not suppose to use DBAN on an SSD but it worked for him. I just thought I would let you know before going out and buying new one.
    DBAN shouldn't be used on SSD drives, it was meant to securely erase HDDs but that's not what TS needs anyway.

    BTW, if you changed Bios settings from compatibility mode (CSM) to EFI then that too would lock the drive.

    Cheers,
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 10
    windows 10 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       31 Oct 2015 #15

    I didn't change anything. The computer just froze and wouldn't boot any longer.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    31 Oct 2015 #16

    Hi,

    Not accusing anyone, just asking.

    If you're running in EFI mode and diskpart can see the drive then you can recreate the boot record by following the instructions shown. If in bios mode the command line input changes a bit, I'll look that up for you if needed. For that you'd need a WinPe, WinRe bootable device.
    Or use Windows setup media choosing repair, advanced options, command prompt.
    For all of that to work its magic the drive needs to be recognized in bios though.

    If for some reason it isn't then there may be a controller problem (assuming it was recognized consistently before) or, if it's new to this machine then there may be a compatibility issue (as I suggested before).
    Either way, hard to be sure without sitting in front of the machine really.

    Best,
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 10
    windows 10 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       31 Oct 2015 #17

    It's not new to this machine. And If I restart the pc, then it does not show up in bios or diskpart. If I power cycle, then it shows up on diskpart as well as bios. It shows up from the Linux live USB as well.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  8.    31 Oct 2015 #18

    Hi,

    And If I restart the pc, then it does not show up in bios or diskpart.
    Well, yes, that's the problem. If the bios doesn't recognize it consistently then neither will anything else.
    Have you tried hooking it up to a different SATA port? It may be a faulty connection somewhere.

    Either way you need to eliminate things step by step, it's either the drive, the bios, the cabling etc....
    So, if nothing helps you could pull out the drive and see how it does in a friend's pc etc.

    Cheers,
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
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