Windows 8.1 Installation Problem


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FlyingLapis6

Hi, I tried to install Windows 8.1 Chinese Simplified today, but it keeps saying "No drives found.". I tried to install some drivers to the hard drive, but it said "No drives found."

 

HELP ME PLZ ANY SOLUTION PLEASE HELP ME AND I DON'T CARE IF IT RESULTS IN BUYING A NEW HARD DRIVE

 

Anyways, other than the hard drive, I can't even format it!

 

Also when I put in the hard drive, it says "Enter HDD/SSD Password"

 

Maybe is the hard drive corrupt...........

 

HELP ME I AM SICK OF WINDOWS 10 I NEED WINDOWS 8.1 LOL THAT IS WHY I ASKED FOR WINDOWS 8 THEME FOR WINDOWBLINDS

 

When I type in

bootrec fixmbr
bootrec fixboot

 

It says

The operation was completed successfully.

I know, I am not a F at English, but that is a good sign. 

 

 

 

Is it a hard drive problem or WAT IS IT?

 

OH MY GOD I AM SO SICK OF USING WINDOWS 10 FOR 3 YEARS ALREADY, I NEED 8 8 8!

 

WINDOWS 8 RULES

 

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episode

Sounds like your HDD is password protected. Trying doing a full format of it and then reinstalling.

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FlyingLapis6
Posted (edited)

No, it is a SSD, and plus when I try to format it, it just says

 

Could not format.

I don't know, but I am trying to buy a new SSD because I just realised some idiot assigned a password on the SSD that idiot.

 

I think his/her initials are FB or ZA.

 

I tried to remove the password.

 

Also this is a mighty story, but when I booted up my (old) computer, I managed to guess the BIOS Setup password and then lol i removed it.

 

After I did some reasearch, here is what happened, the hard drive is CORRUPT.

 

Oh, I am really going to kill that person who did it!

 

I can't go shopping for a new one (SSD) until the COVID-19 crisis ends.....

 

There were some of my old animations on it, and then It's password protected, oh, I feel like im going to cry...

 

Yeah, that animation LIEALLY TOOK ME 1 YEAR  2 YEARS.

 

I AM GOING TO KILL ZA NOW!

 

He was Japanese, thinking he can pick on a Chinese......

 

P.S. WINDOWS 8 RULES

P.P.S. Here is the forum I posted requesting for the windows 8 theme: https://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1395050-searching-for-windows-8-theme/?tab=comments#comment-598544161

 

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FlyingLapis6
Posted (edited)

That just makes it a different topic, so HOW, do we remove to password on the drive? Like I said before:
 

52 minutes ago, KC2013 lingw8 said:

I don't know, but I am trying to buy a new SSD because I just realised some idiot assigned a password on the SSD that idiot.

So I need to hack into the SSD, so how do I do it?

 

Without me knowing the password, it is completly useless.....

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Mikee4fun

More than likely you are going to have to buy a new SSD unless you know the password to mount the volume and then format it. Time to go shopping!

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+Eternal Tempest

It's may be a motherboard boot password, not an SSD password.

Get an USB SATA drive Adapter, and plug the SSD in to a different computer and see if it can read the files.

 

Windows 8.1 is still getting security updates until Jan 10th, 2023.

After that, seriously consider Windows 10, or an alternate Operating System.

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FlyingLapis6

If I get this fixed, Im going to throw a big party in the backyard and there I go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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FlyingLapis6
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43 minutes ago, Eternal Tempest said:

It's may be a motherboard boot password, not an SSD password.

Get an USB SATA drive Adapter, and plug the SSD in to a different computer and see if it can read the files.

 

Windows 8.1 is still getting security updates until Jan 10th, 2023.

After that, seriously consider Windows 10, or an alternate Operating System.

Ahem (not to be rude), at the top I clearly said I removed the password.

 

Actually, in my BIOS it said it was a HDD/SDD password (i need to stop spelling password wrong) 

If thats the case, does that mean the password applies TO ALL THE SSD'S I CONNECT TO MY COMPUTER?!?!?!

If that is the case, I am going to KILL MYSELF.

Plus, I am already getting sick of windows 10, so I really want to GET WINDOWS 8.

My new computer doesn't support Windows 8, so put a stop to THAT idea.

 

WINDOWS 8 RULES

 

Yes, the hard drive MUST be corrupt, because it can't clean itself.

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FlyingLapis6
Posted (edited)
2 hours ago, Mikee4fun said:

More than likely you are going to have to buy a new SSD unless you know the password to mount the volume and then format it. Time to go shopping!

Can't until the COVID-19 crisis ends... nup cant go. 

Got the other way.... delivery

 

Plus: My new computer can't read it, it says no media, and no wonder its so light compared to my new one in my new laptop.

 

Probably ZA broke the hard drive phyically...

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FlyingLapis6

LOL

4 hours ago, Mikee4fun said:

Time to go shopping!

Yes, time to go shopping. I can use delivery and I have some decent ideasof which one I am going to buy already...

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goretsky

Hello,

Try searching on the brand and model of the drive and "password reset" or "secure erase".   For example, if you have a Samsung 860 EVO SSD, try searching on "Samsung 860 EVO password reset" or "Samsung 860 EVO secure erase".  Maybe you will find some information on how to wipe the drive's password so that it can be re-used.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

 

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NJ Louch

Or "Factory reset"?

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rmorris003

Windows 8 is trash, 7 is way better

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Nick H.
47 minutes ago, rmorris003 said:

Windows 8 is trash, 7 is way better

If you want an unsecure computer, sure. At least 8.1 has extended support until 2023...

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kiddingguy
1 hour ago, rmorris003 said:

Windows 8 is trash, 7 is way better

I can understand where you're coming from, but with an unsupported version 7 I won't take the risk.

I would (better) opt for Windows 10 😆

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FlyingLapis6

all right, but i already bought a new ssd and it works fine!
 

now the only problem now is the memory... (ONLY 4GB??????)

On 5/5/2020 at 4:58 PM, rmorris003 said:

Windows 8 is trash, 7 is way better

Also, yes, I WOULD have installed 7, but it was incompedible. So there we go....

 

(unless anybody can help me get past the frozen boot screen....)

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Richard C.

Many computers have the option to secure erase the HDD from the BIOS. On my motherboard this is in tools -> secure erase from the UEFI BIOS. 

 

This pretty much resets the SSD to factory condition so it should remove the password. It'll also remove the data on the SSD, but then if your re-installing the OS that's not really a big deal. 

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