I need some help with how to delete a locked hdd?

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Hello

I bought a PC from the auction and one machine has locked hard drive. I tried to format it and install the operating system to in. but it do not show the locked hard drive. I need to delete this locked hard drive and use it. Can anybody help me?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #152523

I need some help with how to delete a locked hdd?

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Hello Kevin,

This is an ongoing issue. There are a lot of Locked HDD Solution Software that you could try, but I think more often than not, with all the issues that you'll go through, your best bet is to buy a new one. 

It would have been better if we know the specifications of system you have. For example, how big is the hard drive? What's the make and model of the PC? If you haven't tried the following workaround, you may want to check on it.

1. Power on the PC and press F2.

2. Go to BIOS Setup Menu and select Hard Drive Priority.

3. Boot Hard Drive should be on the top of the list.

4. Make sure to select Disable Hard Drive Auto-lock in BIOS System.

5. Save and exit.

Answered By 0 points N/A #152524

I need some help with how to delete a locked hdd?

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Hi there,

Actually you cannot delete a locked HDD. You can just Locked or unlocked it. I think it is just for the lower version of Microsoft for the Windows 98 and Windows 95.

To unlock a Hard Disk Drive:

Just go to MS-DOS and type “LOCK [drive:]” or UNLOCK [drive:]

That’s all.

Hope this works. J

Answered By 0 points N/A #152525

I need some help with how to delete a locked hdd?

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First Download the ISO version of The Ultimate Boot CD >Use a free ISO program such as "Power ISO" or "Magic ISO Maker" to burn the ISO file to a CD >Insert the CD and restart your computer > Press "Enter" to boot The Ultimate Boot CD > Select "Hard Disk Tools," then "Wiping Options" then "Derek's Boot Nuke .> Select the hard drive you wish to erase by using the space bar. Press "F10" to begin erasing the hard drive.

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