|I helped someone set up a new Windows 8 PC, transferred data from old PC, etc. and then a few days later, they tried to upgrade from Windows 8 Home to Windows 8 Pro and it failed. Now it boots up but won't accept the correct password. I logged into the Microsoft account on another computer and the password worked. I changed it and tried on the Win 8 machine again, and no success. I used Hiren's CD to do a password reset and it couldn't find the registry info. I tried a Trinity Rescue CD and it couldn't find itself, or the RAM drive or something. So, I think everything's there, but the configuration got hosed on the attempted upgrade. I can't boot into Safe Mode with Shift F8. I tried using the Windows 8 CD and it said the drive was locked when I tried to do a Reset or Refresh -- "The drive where windows is installed is locked. unlock the drive and try again."|
In Advanced Options when I try to run CHKDSK from the command prompt I get "Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process.
I can run Mini XP from the Hiren's CD and look around...