Drive Where Windows Is Installed Is Locked UEFI Mode FIX [Tutorial]


hello everyone how are you doing

this is mdtech here of another quick

tutorial in today's video I'm gonna show

you there's how to resolve if you're

getting an issue that says that the

drive or Windows is in so this lot and

perhaps you're unable to reset your PC

because the required drive partition is

missing so this should be a fairly quick

and straightforward tutorial and we're

gonna jump right into it so the first

thing I'd recommend doing if you don't

already have them would be to go on to

Microsoft's website and download the

Windows 10 media creation utility and

then load the ISO file on through a

bootable DVD or a USB flash drive and

that's basically we're at right now on

the screen we've already assumed that

you have done that and you have it on a

flash drive the Windows installation so

as if you were going to install Windows

10 and there's a lot of troubleshooting

utilities built into that as well in

case you were unaware of that at least

some of you guys are unaware of that and

what you want to do now is you want to

boot your computer off of that so it's

gonna depend on your computer's

manufacturer it might be a little bit of

different key on how to get to the boom

menu or even how to get to the BIOS

settings so if you want the BIOS setting

method if you know how to get to your

BIOS settings on your computer you want

to change the boot order to your DVD

Drive first or a USB flash drive if you

want to boot your computer off with this

desk beliefs in my case it's gonna be at

this and if you could get to the boot

menu without going through the BIOS

settings you're more than welcome to do

that as well I'd recommend going onto

Google and looking up your computer

model and seeing which one is suggested

because honestly it depends on what

computer you have the most common keys

that I found are the Escape key and f2

keys generally but that's my best hunch

again case-by-case basis so for the boot

menu I'm gonna go down and select my DVD

Drive because I already have my Windows

installation media on it and now I'm

gonna press any key to boot from my DVD



now for Windows setup first when you get

here just gonna confirm your language

time currency and keyboard input method

you want to sought next now the bottom

left corner there should be something

that says repair your computer you want

a left click on that now underneath

choose an option left click on the

troubles your tile we see your PC or C

Advanced Options

now underneath advanced options left

move on the command prompt tile where it

says use the command prompt for advanced

troubleshooting now you want to type in

desk part so D is K PA are team please

note disk is spelled with a k and then

you want hit enter just say Microsoft

this part and in version whatever it

doesn't matter and now you want to type

in list once at this part you see it

says this part right here once you're on

this utility you want to type in list

space desk and keep in mind you saw it

to take a moment for this part to open

up to just be page and give it a few

seconds here before you begin typing

so again list disk to words then you

want to hit enter again disk is spelled

will became and we're gonna be selling

over for K for every time I mention it

for the remainder of this tutorial so

now there should be a list of different

desk here now you should be able to

identify which one you want install

windows on it will more than likely be

the largest one here considerably and

keep in mind if there's a drive in


there's 1024 megabytes in one gigabyte

so if you see something else is 512

megabytes that is considerably smaller

than its 25 gigabyte drive here so make

sure you keep in mind and what

measurement it's being used in to see

how big the hard drive is so I only have

one disk here and that's the one we're

gonna be using to resolve this issue

with so that's where the Windows

installation is locked so I'm gonna type

in select space desk another space and

then I'm going to type the number 0 I'm

not gonna spell out 0 so zer oh I'm

gonna just type the number 0

so select desk 0 once you typed in like

that you want to hit enter

should say dis zero is now the selected

desk now you want to type in list space

partition so list L ist partition PA RT

IT io n then you want to enter more than

likely the drive you're trying to

install windows on is going to be a

primary partition type if it's recovery

or system probably not or reserved and

you can see I have two primary drives in

this video but like I was mentioning

earlier you can see one is 24 gigabytes

and the other one is 549 megabytes so

definitely the second one is more than

likely within a high reason of certainty

that this is going to be the drive we're

going to be installing Windows on so

we're going to select partition 2 here

so you're gonna type in SEL space

partition and now in my case it's gonna

be the number 2 but you might have

multiple partitions on here so you're

gonna have to just swap out this 2 then

I'm about the type with any partition

number that you're gonna have to use in

your case so see what I'm doing I'm not

actually spelling out - I'm typing the

number to them and once you've done that

you want to hit enter on your keyboard

should say partition whatever number you

had is now the selected partition so now

at this point you want to type in format

space FS equals to the equal sign fat32

so again format then space FS equals

fat32 then you want to hit enter and

this will take some time to run so be

patient it shouldn't take too long but

again depending on the size of the hard

drive it will vary in the length
















okay guys so at this point this portrait

of successfully formatted the volume you

want to type in a list space partition

exactly how it appears on my screen list

partition then you want to hit enter and

now we're going to select the same

partition we were working on before and

there should be a little asterisk next

to it as well so that'll identify these

little asterisks right here right here

so you want to type in SEL space

partition and then type in the number of

that partition so in my case it's

partition number two so SEL partition

two and I'm not spelling out two I'm

just typing the number two then I'm in

Hana partition two is now the selected

partition so now we're going to assign a

drive letter so if you know anything

about Drive letters it doesn't really

matter so much as long as you're not

taking the place of another Drive so I

would honestly recommend that you assign

a drive letter that's not a B C D E or F

I would prefer you guys assign like a

letter G earn each and if you want to go

back in later when you've installed

Windows and change the drive letter it's

very easy to do and if you don't change

it it's why not a big deal either way

just if you watch different tutorials

the command it's gonna be a little bit

different instead of using the C Drive

we're gonna use the H or J drive or

something like that so I'm going to now

type in a sign space letter another

space equals and now you're gonna assign

the drive letter so I'm gonna do equals

one more space and I'm gonna say H so

I'm gonna call it the H Drive and then

I'm gonna do a colon so the two little

dots on top of each other so a sign

space letter and then another space

equals space letter whatever you want to

be in my case it's H and then a colon

now I'm going to hit enter so now we've

assigned the drive letter as H so there

we go guys whatever you assign it at

this point it's gonna be what we're

gonna be following for the rest of the

video so if you're using a different

letter that I'm showing in this video

you're just gonna have to

walked out the edge of a different

letter so at this point you want to type

in MK dir space and now we're going to

type in the H and at least in my case

I'm going to do H :

and now I'm going to do

backslash so backslash should be right

underneath the backspace key at least on

my keyboard so no spaces in between the

age the colon and the backslash but

there is a space in between the mkdir

here and now we're gonna type in efi and

then you're going to do another back

space or backspace' line there's spaces

in between all this little stuff right

here then you want to hit enter to ask

you've done that you want to type in


and now you want to type in dir space

and then whatever your drive letter was

so H then I'm gonna do a colon should

say directory of each file not found

which is good now you want to type in MK

dir space now whatever your drive letter

was then a colon

now you might do a backslash efi then

another backslash no space is in between

the age colon backslash efi and the last

backslash anyone Hana now you want to

type in MK dir space I'm gonna do

another h : again and then backslash efi

backslash microsoft no spaces in between

the age to colon and the microsoft and

all the efi stuff to no spaces like i

said now you want to type in CD space /d

space and then we're going to do the h


colon backslash efi

another backslash Microsoft and then

you're gonna hit enter

now you're gonna type in boot re-see

space forward slash fix boot so bootrec

be oo TREC space forward slash fixed

boot and if you ever want to slow down

you can more than welcome to pause the

video and see the commands and i'm

typing into this video it's critical

that you guys follow along with what i'm

typing in this tutorial because i'm sure

they're gonna be people that are not

gonna follow the steps exactly and if

you get any errors along the way just

type in the command again and hopefully

you'll be able to figure out and reverse

engineer what your issue was and how you

differed from what I'm showing in this

tutorial so anyway after you type in

bootrec and then space forward slash

fixed boot you want hit enter at this

point you want to type in BCD boot space

and you want to do C now let's see it's

gonna be for everybody so you're gonna

do C :

backward slash or back slash windows

space board /l so if the letter L not

one this is the letter L here I'm going

to stress that it's l ly Xin library so

L and then you've another space and

it'll type in en then a little minus

sign us so en / us another space /s

space and now whatever your drivers that

you were using before so I'm going to

say H again so H : space /f and then

another space type all and then what

you're not doing that you want hit enter

now you want to type in dir and then hit

enter now you want to type in dir space

boot then hit enter

once you're doing that you want to type

in exid hit enter and then exit and

continue to Windows 10 so what's the

first option here and that should pretty

much be it guys so I hope this brief

tutorial was able to help you guys out

and as always thank you for watching and

I look forward to catching you all in

the next tutorial goodbye