Impossible to update, cannot unlock the drive, may not reach the store, nothing on the start screen

1. After several months of work perfectly, I made a mistake (details below) and attempted to retrieve a previous Restore Point.
2. the system always starts ok, and some things work.  However...
3. some applications don't work anymore, for example, Logitech SetPoint.
4 files Explorer remember settings and defaults to each invocation.
5. various Windows settings have been lost.
6. the Windows 8 start screen has only 'Start' and my login ID.
7. I can't update the system or re-install the system.
8. "change system settings" does absolutely nothing.
9. I got error messages saying my system disk is locked and I need to unlock it, but I can't do it.  None of my disks is BitLocker on, and I can't find any other meaning of "locked".  The message is "the drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive, and then try again. »
10. I suspect some programs of Windows 8 system are corrupt or lost, but the OS is clearly still Windows 8 in appearance and behavior.
What I tried...
1 clean the registry with various cleaners.
2. checked with Windows Update, the software has been completely updated.
3. the Windows troubleshooting diagnostic tool has not helped.
4. the same problems occur in Mode without failure.
5. always had problems after a clean boot.
6 sfc/scannow (as admin) did not help.
7. I can't do a simple Refresh or reset because I can't go to the store.
8. out of desperation, I tried updating to Windows 8.1 Overview, but it doesn't have to say that my system disk is locked.  I couldn't find sort of the 'unlock'  BitLocker is off anyway.
9. I downloaded the installation of window package 8, created an ISO file and burned a DVD.  Tried to repair and regeneration, but both failed.  Once more, the error message said that my system disk is locked.
10. I am very reluctant to throw my applications, I have over a hundred installed.  In any case, I'm afraid that if I format the system drive, I won't be able to install Windows 8 in all.
How it all started: I made a mistake...
I installed the Gavotte RamDisk and then tried to delete it, forgetting that I needed to run 'as administrator '.  This does not, without saying why, so I removed with Control Panel etc.  Once I did, things started to go wrong.  Previous restore points did not help, and after floundering about in frustration and growing desperation, I ended up here where I am now.
The system...
1 MSI motherboard (Z87 - G43)
2. 2 x 4 GB Corsair Vengeance RAM (CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8)
3. three SATA drives, each with two partitions
4 DVD burner
5 external USB floppy
6. two analog monitors, one connected via a digital-to-analog converter (powered)
7 keyboard and mouse Logitech wireless
8. USB printer cable
9 LAN with another PC of Windows 8 that works properly
10. access to on and old XP laptop
The Solution
The result was much better than I expected.
If you take the road to Microsoft to fix the system, it offers a 'Refresh' or 'remove all and reinstall '.  These two failed because they require access to Microsoft Store.  However, there is a middle path to fix, as long as you have a product key, which re - install Windows 8 as if it were an 'upgrade '.
The process is described quite well here:
In summary, download the upgrade of widows 8 components and create a picture ISO of DVD, you must burn it to a DVD.  Then, you use this disk to re - install Windows 8.  The great thing about this is that it offers keep your files and settings.  (However, as it is an 'upgrade' it does not provide the option to install on another partition.)
In my case, it worked much better than I expected.  Most of the Windows settings, I thought were lost forever, have been restored.  It's as if she restored settings that he did not know that there :).  Instead of spending hours putting my system after re-setup, I was able to relax, take an evening away from the PC!
Thanks to the person who responded to my original query.

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