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WHS 2011 Can't Get Lock


awraynor
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While not paying attention I installed the Beta and not Final release of a utility

on my main Win8.1 PC. It has degraded to the point of being unusable. I went

to do a restore from the most recent backup from my 2011 box.

 

I'm receiving an error that states 2011 can't get lock on the drive, nor can it create

partitions. I was hoping to restore the prior install as it had been working as well

as Win8 can be expected to work.  If I can't resolve this by the weekend I will

just blow the install away and start new, but I was hoping for the moment I could

maybe salvage it?

 

My data is store on a completely separate drive so that is safe there as well as 

being backed up on CrashPlan.

 

Any ideas?

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Maybe a little luck just after the post. I was able to run Disk Management within the restore process and it "fixed errors". Restore is

now ongoing so in 42 minutes I should know if I have success.

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Glad to hear that.

 

Since I didn't ask before, what did you do in disk management to get it to "fix" the error?

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^^ That's my question too. I get around this error by blowing away, then recreating the partitions, leaving them raw (unformatted) and with no drive letters. I would be interested to know if there's another way.

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While doing the restore I opened disk management and just checked for errors.

After they were fixed the restore worked fine, lucky I guess. 

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