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Hard drive locked

I have been trying to reinstall my win 10 os and I get a message that my drive is locked. How do I unlock it?

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How are you trying to reinstall W10?
Dafydd.

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Windows 10

I am using the stick that I purchased. Not sure if that's the name, but it is rectangular and not a CD.
I have tried using commands, troubleshooting with articles I saw on line.
I can get to the Win 10 screen that says install now or repair your computer. set up starts,I skipped the key, because I believe the key is there from my previous install. After it attempts to install I get the message that it can not install because my drive is locked.

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So this USB stick...

Post was last edited on March 12, 2018 5:41 PM PDT

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USB 3.0 Stack

Purchased 11/13/2015 from Best Buy and used it to install windows 10, and it worked just fine.
The packaging describes it as USB 3.0 Stack.

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(NT) turn off Secure Boot in the UEFI-BIOS
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This has a handful of causes.
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