How to lock or unlock the hard disk drive?
How do I lock or unlock the hard disk drive?
This question was answered on April 13, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.
drive: Specifies the drive that needs to be locked
drive: Specifies the drive that needs to be unlocked
lock c: - This would lock the C: drive
When typing the above command you will receive the following prompt:
WARNING: The LOCK command enables direct access by programs
that can CORRUPT file names and/or DESTROY disk data, resulting in the
loss of files on your disk
Are you sure (Y/N)?
unlock c: - This would unlock the C: drive
It is important to know that if errors occur indicating that a process such as fdisk or a setup of a new program or operating system occur indicating that the process cannot continue because the hard disk drive is locked that using the unlock command will resolve this issue
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Posted by olivia of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on April 13, 2003