Apologies if this is in the wrong section, this is my first time posting on here and I am hoping someone may be able to help me.
A few days ago I decided to do a full reset on my computer (Windows 8.1 64 Bit) and I put the installation disc in but it said Windows 8 cannot be installed on this drive.
I have 2 hard drives in my computer; an 120gb SSD for the operating system, programs etc.. and a 2 TB HDD for documents which I unplugged. However, now the computer will not boot up from the SSD because it says that there is a required partition missing. I did some research in to this and found out that Windows 8.1 has locked the hard drive and I do not know how to unlock it again. I took an old hard drive out of my old laptop with Windows 7 on it and the computer boots from that fine so it has to be my SSD.
Does anyone know how you can unlock an SSD? I do have access to windows 7 and when I go to disk management I can see the SSD but when I unplug the Windows 7 hard drive, the computer will still not boot up from the SSD.
Any help on this would be greatly appreciated,
Thank you in advance