04-05-2020 11:18 PM
If the HDD has been locked by >HP Drive Lock utility<, then there is no way to unlock it unless you know the password.
A DriveLock password can only be deleted by disabling DriveLock protection from the drive.
There is no recovery if a master DriveLock password is forgotten.
04-06-2020 08:03 AM
i think gpart is showing it as locked because it thinks it is in use....
i never locked it...
strange that i can copy files to the drive but they are not usable from there..
it was my boot drive and i can see all the files on it but it will not boot or let me format it
it passes ssd tests as healthy etc... lol
04-07-2020 08:10 AM
ty for your reply,
i have tried windows 7 and 10 and command prompt diskpart, also have a self booting dvd with mini xp and a slew of linux based tools... nothing seems to be able to change anything. is there a virus or ransomware out there that can do this to a drive?