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How to recover a unallocated partition with bitlocker encryption

Question: How to recover a unallocated partition with bitlocker encryption

My computer is running windows 7. It have 5 partition: C (windows), D, E, F, I. D: and F: partition is encrypted with bitlocker. I tried to shrink D for 2GB free volume wih diskmgmt in windows 7. After that, F: drive disappear on windows but It still appear on diskmgmt as unlocated partition. I tried to used Active recovery partition but It cannot solve the problem. Please tell me how?
Many thanks,

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Answer: How to recover a unallocated partition with bitlocker encryption

Hello John,

Could you post a screenshot of your Disk Management window showing all of your HDD's layout to help us better understand what options you may have?

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Hello,

when i used my win 10 my (media) Hard disk suddenly unallocated with 2 partition one it. one of the partition was encrypted with bitlocker

Now I used window 7 ultimate and to try to recover my data I follow steps according to the great guide :
http://www.normanbauer.com/2013/07/25/how-to-recover-data-from-a-deleted-bitlocker-enabled-partition/
Now the problem was on the step to create recover.img :
when i type "repair-bde F: E:\recover.img -rp 517253-653510-042988-665027-063393-559515-700700-268211"
I get ERROR: cannot use 517253-653510-042988-665027-063393-559515-700700-268211 (the recovery key) to unlock the input volume, please try different recovery password or recovery key


I am sure that it is the right recovery key. 
I also have identifier and password for the bitlocker partition

PLEASE ADVICE my Data is very important   !

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bit locker drive encryption failed to recover from an abruptly terminated conversion
i have 2tb segate hd i have stoped  encryption on 94% and shut-down pc now im getting this message 'bitlocker drive encryption failed to recover from an abruptly terminated conversion' while unlocking hd what to do? i will get my data?........please
help me

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Hi Mr/Ms
I
flash
drive encrypted
with BitLocker 
I used
this
driver for three months my computer is broken I bought a new computer    when i was try my flash disk new computer its give me this  problem 
BitLocker Drive Encryption failed to recover from an abruptly terminated conversion. This could be due to either all conversion logs being corrupted or the media being write-protected
? know my passworrd but I do not know
the BitLocker
recovery key what can i do know pls some one help me 

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Hello,
I tried to encrypt my external drive using BitLocker, but during the encryption, the usb was disconnected and
the encryption could not finished to perform. When I reconnected the drive, I could no more access the data. A pop up message saying that the "Encryption has been paused" is now on and can't resume nor access my data: please what to do?
Regards,
Filsdelhomme

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I have recently carried out a clean intall of Vista after some problems with XP.I now have a partition on my hard disk with 5GB of unallocated disk space.Looking at Computer Management/Storage from left to right, which I think important, I have: Black Header - Unallocated disk space 5.4GB.Dark Blue Header - Windows(C:)97.51GB NTFS Healthy (sytem boot etc.)Light Blue Header, Dark Green Band (extended partition): (D:)89.01GB NFTS Healthy (logical drive)How do I recover the lost space and add it to one of the partitions. The "extend partition" option is greyed out on both the C: & D: partitions. I have Partition Magic, but from reading other posts it can cause poblems in Vista and should not be used.Any help would be appreciated.Axel

Answer:Recover Unallocated 5GB Partition

You sure its not Mb

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Hi guys
I've spent nearly all day on this problem.
I recently upgraded to a larger SSD, ran a fresh install of Window7 Prof. I noticed that the Terra-byte drive now has half of its size partitioned. I do not remember doing this and have been unsuccessful in trying to get it undone. I have browsed this forum and read all that I could find relevant. I am unable to get any response from the unallocated partition of D drive. Any right click command is greyed out. All the advice I have tried has had no remedy... please help!!!!!!!
Hope the image below works and helps.
Thanks
Cheers, Willow

Answer:How do I recover unallocated hd partition?

I hate to tell you this but your install is IMHO all screwed up.
You say you did a fresh/new install of Win 7 Pro.
Well it seems you left the other hard drives in the system when doing this and you did not move the new SSD to the top of the drive list in the bios before you started the install.
Which made the install routine see the TB drive as the first drive in the system. Windows ALWAYS copies files to the FIRST drive in the system when installing. In this case it created the 100MB system reserve partition on the TB drive where it should of been placed on the new SSD drive.
What all this means is if you remove the TB drive the system will not boot.
I would suggest you start over making sure either the new SSD drive is the only drive in the system when doing the OS install or that it is listed in the BIOS as the first drive in the system and connected to SATA port 1 with the other drives also connected.

I personally would do a new fresh install with only the SSD in the system connected to SATA port 1.

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Since I got my last problem solved through here and another forum, I thought I would post here again to watch the geeks come out of the woodwork. I want to recover an unallocated partition that remained after I deleted Ubuntu. I want this unallocated partition back with the main partition where I believe I have Windows 7 installed. Click on the URL below to see the partitions. If you can't click it, copy and paste into your browser. I enclosed comments and arrows on the screen capture so you can easily understand what I want to do. I can follow clear instructions. Hint! Just keep this in mind, you're dealing with a newbie. Hold my widdle bitty brain in your powerful hands as you walk me through this.

TechSmith | Screencast.com, online video sharing, 2010-04-30_1746

All jesting aside, thank you so much for your help.

Answer:How do I recover an unallocated partition?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by kittyhawk63


Since I got my last problem solved through here and another forum, I thought I would post here again to watch the geeks come out of the woodwork. I want to recover an unallocated partition that remained after I deleted Ubuntu. I want this unallocated partition back with the main partition where I believe I have Windows 7 installed. Click on the URL below to see the partitions. If you can't click it, copy and paste into your browser. I enclosed comments and arrows on the screen capture so you can easily understand what I want to do. I can follow clear instructions. Hint! Just keep this in mind, you're dealing with a newbie. Hold my widdle bitty brain in your powerful hands as you walk me through this.

TechSmith | Screencast.com, online video sharing, 2010-04-30_1746

All jesting aside, thank you so much for your help.


This is really easy if you use a 3rd party app like Paragon disk suite. Free to try

1-delete partition with no drive letter
2-expand the HP partition

Thats it

Let us know when you are ready to do it or if you need help

Ken

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Have a good day,
I have 1 physical drive 80Gb, divided into 2 partitions: C and D
C is System (WinXP)
D is Data
Yesterday, i got a virus. I rebooted, and used Acronis True Image to restore backup from Secure Zone (this backup was for Partition C). Secure Zone was ok, but Partition C and D were unallocated. I recovered partition C by using a backup in Secure Zone. After recovering, partition D was still unallocated.
I didn't do anything since then.
When i run Partition Magic 8, i saw this unallocated partition
Will my data in partition D be lost when i resize Partition C to 80Gb
Please help me to recover my data in partition D,
it was very important to me !!!

I'm wating for your advices

Thanks and Best Regards

Answer:Recover Data in Unallocated Partition

Greetings khanh4all, and Welcome to TSF,

Considering this....


Quote:




Yesterday, i got a virus.




I suggest before you go to any drastic measures, you read this.....

http://www.techsupportforum.com/showthread.php?t=15968

...follow the guidelines and steps and post your HJT Log in the HJT Forum, as viruses have been known to really weird things.

Good Luck with it.

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Hello. I was recovering my OS (win 8) when a disk error occurred which did not allow me to access the partition which has the recovery files. Eventually I installed an OS but found a partition with needed files has become unallocated space. I would like to allocate the 300 gig partition and also recover the files if they are there. I do not want to merge it with the C: drive. I thought I was protecting my files by saving to a separate partition in the event the OS need be re installed. 
 
Any Suggestions?
 
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Recover files from a unallocated partition 8.1

It's possible the original partition table was wiped when you reinstalled. The best way to approach it is to recover the files first but you will need a recovery drive with at least the same amount of space as the data you plan to recover.
 
Download Testdisk for Windows. Unzip to a folder on the desktop and run it. Do a Quick Search. Is should pick up a number of partitions on the drive. Highlight each and press the "P" key until you find the files you are looking for. If not then do a Deeper Search. If you do find your files,  you can recover all of them by pressing "a" and then upper case "C" or highlight individual files/directories by pressing the ":" key and then upper case "C" to copy. 
 
Because the default location of recovery is the folder you started Testdisk from, it would be best to unzip the testdisk folder to a external drive with enough capacity to recover all  your data and start the program from that folder.
 
Here is a step by step guide using Testdisk. 

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I was trying to create recovery media on a USB stick for my new laptop but for some reason it wasn't working. I kept trying it and eventually it worked. A while later I came to access my USB hard drive but it wasnt showing up in My Computer. I checked Disk Management and found my USB HDD had a 32gb RAW partition and a 2.7TB Unallocated Space partition.

So it looks like the recovery media application was trying to write to my USB HDD instead of my USB stick. It obviously didn't write anything to the HDD as the 32gb partition is a RAW format.

I have tried two pieces of partition recovery software but they only find loads of little partitions.

I haven't tried any file recovery software yet. I was hoping I could use partition recovery software.

Could anyone help me out?

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Hi. My main internal hard drive expired unexpectedly, but in a complete and spectacular fashion. Still not sure what happened, but was not too bothered as all my important and unreplaceable data was backed up on my external drive (baby pictures, music collection, etc.).

I threw in another hard drive I had lying round (had Windows 98 on it) and tried to install WIN XP Pro from the CD.

I managed to do this OK, but when I tried to find my external drive it's not there. Computer Management lets me see the disk but it's got a black line underneath which says it's unallocated.

Anyone know how to restore or make a new partition without completly loosing these files?. I've searched all the topics that I can find of the forum, but really don't know what I'm doing, so decided to seek advice before really screwing it up.

Thanks for your help.
Aaron.
 

Answer:Recover Unallocated Partition on Xternal Drive

Somehow the MBR / partition tables on the external must have become corrupted. Needless to say all recovery actions are dangerous.

Below someone who had similar type of issue and who fixed it.

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=185922

Prior to attempting this, I would try to copy your data off the drive and to this end would suggest using Puppy Linux which may (probably) be able to read the data.

See post below as to how to do this.

http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=187443

There are other avenues which can be followed for data retrieval some swear by Data Doctor. You may even use the suggestion made by the user in the top post ie Partition Find & Mount.

Good Luck
 

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Hello,

I've got 2x1TB partition using raid 0 on C: drive which I recently shrunk a little to make a 10GB partition to put "secure" items into. When I try to enable bitlocker encryption on the partition, it gets part of the way through and then my computer dies horribly. It's not a BSOD, the screen is black and windows tells me it can't find its loader.

I reboot a few times and everything is back to normal. Delete the partition, re-create it, format it and try again, same thing.

Bitlocker works ok on my USB keys.

Can anyone give me a clue? I'm wondering if it's the bios throwing a hissy-fit, rather than windows!

Answer:Bitlocker drive encryption on a raid 0 partition, crashes windows.

Hi Robinson,

Is this a software-based RAID? BITLOCKER is not supported on software-based RAID systems:

BitLocker Drive Encryption in Windows 7: Frequently Asked Questions

For hardware-based RAID systems, whilst all the Microsoft documentation says that it is supported, many people seem to have no success with it - possibly issues with the controller. Some people report success if adding a 3rd drive apparently:

https://social.technet.microsoft.com...-a1fc3a0e042f/

Regards,
Golden

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Hi guys!

I run Partition Magic in my windows 7 and windows restart but don't boot. I start using linux and could see partition and my files. I try fix boot using testdisk, but my partition turn in unallocated space! Now I can't see my partition nor my files! Can you help me?

Answer:I lost my NTFS partition. Now it is an unallocated space. How recover

Download the Paragon free try Rescue kit:
Rescue Kit Free Edition | PARAGON Software Group - free partition software, hard disk partitioning
Try the undelete partition option.
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At first, I don't need to recover my data, I just want my drive back to re-use it.
How can a format my usb drive including all boot sectors which sees to be locked/write-protected by bitlocker?

My problem starts with decrypting my drive by deactivting bitlocker on it by entering the valid password/recovery key. At 36% of decryption the process halts without reason. Now, I'm unable to access my drive or resume the process.

I tried...
    ...to format with windows
   ..remove with diskmgmt
   ... remove with diskpart
   ... repair-bde
   ... manage-bde
   ... ubuntu live cd
   ... mass production tool software, to override the whole stick

nothing worked. The only thing which worked was once the software M3 Bitlocker recovery Free, but just one time to access the locked partition. But, as mentioned I don't need to recover my data. With that tool I'm not able to wipe the drive.

That Bitlocker protects my data till the end is good, but that it breaks my data and my hardware in such a case is not fair.
How can I break the write-protection mode to finally wipe the hard drive?

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I have an older Laptop that operates on  Windows 7 Ultimate,I have the Bitlocker Drive Encryption on and encrypted for Drive C:   I now started the process of encrypting my external usb hdd Drive E: which has a long way to go for it's large
size. During the encryption I needed to disconnect it so I paused the encryption like it says to do before removing or changing any files on it. I then plugged my drive into a newer laptop I have that operates on Windows 10,. I was prompted for the Bitlocker
Drive Encryption Password screen like normal just like on my Windows 7 laptop so I enter the password and it was correct and it began the encryption process again. When I finished with what I needed to do on the Windows 10 laptop I paused the encryption again
and disconnected the drive. I am now back on my Windows 7 Ultimate OS and plugged the drive in, Bitlocker Encryption Password Screen comes up again and I entered my password but now for some reason it's saying the password is incorrect?  "But It's
not incorrect",is there a reason why this has happen and a way to fix it? My second issue is that I have the recovery key written down on paper but on the fifth line of the eight lines that makes the recovery key I left out a number,did not write it correctly,
there for I cannot just reset my password using the key and get back to normal again. Any way to find the lost number to the key? As I do have the rest of it written correctly please help tha... Read more

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Installing MBAM with SCCM 2007. Normally works fine. On one workstation however...
On SCCM it fails. Without details.
When trying to run C:\Program Files\Microsoft\MDOP MBAM\MBAMClientUI.exe manually the error comes up. "BitLocker drive encryption has a problem and must close. BitLocker will close now. Contact the help desk of your company if you need additional help.
Details: Error fetching the encryption percentage complete."

Any ideas?

Answer:BitLocker drive encryption has a problem and must close. Details: Error fetching the encryption percentage complete.

ERROR: An error occurred (code 0x8004100e):
Invalid namespace

Figured it out...
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2756402

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Initially I found that BitLocker on the Go supported removable media like flash drives and external drives. Why isn't a CD/DVD supported since it is considered removable media? Will this support be available in future releases?

Answer:Will BitLocker or BitLocker on the Go ever support CD/DVD encryption?

Hi,
 
Bitlocker to Go is not supported on CD/DVD. Your suggestion is valuable, I will forward this information to the appropriate department through our internal channel.
Both the Microsoft Product Team and Development Team will take into consideration all suggestions and feedback for future releases.
 
Currently, you may need third party software to encrypt CD/DVD.
 
Best Regards,
Niki
 
 Niki Han
TechNet Community Support

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 The windows 10 Pro computer has died, and I would like to put the in my new computer with windows 10 home.   I would like to remove the bit locker password,  so I can reinstall windows 10 pro while keeping my files and apps,  
I'm unable to do this while the drive is encrypted.  How do I remove drive encryption from the drive while I have the drive slaved to a windows 10 home computer? 

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How do I encrypt my Extrenal HDD with BitLocker as I don't get any direct options for encrypting the drive?
Also, is there any option to encrypt the drive without formatting because I don't want to lose my data

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Hi 
I am trying to turn on the bitlocker using manage bde by command prompt but it is showing an error 0x80070057 so how can i proceed or fix this problem?

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Hello

Thought I'd ask before I do something stupid
I'd like to encrypt my fileservers with Bitlocker but I wonder how fast it is these days? The servers run Windows 8.1 and when trying on another system I get about 100MB reads and writes during encryption - is this somewhere in the ballpark for performance? Oh and the cpu supports hardware encryption as well

Thanks in advance
Edit:

Just finished encrypting a Raid6 array with 8x2TB drives. Time approximately 24 hours and an average speed of about 125-130MB/sec. Cpu is an AMD A4 5300 dual core cpu. Not so bad imho.
 

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Hi all

bare with me on this, it may sound stupid and have a very simple answer.

I've got a laptop which I currently have Symantec Desktop Encryption installed with C:/ encrypted.
Personally not quite sure if the files it self on C:/ are encrypted or not (I'm able to access my laptop which has the drive encrypted, over the network from my desktop without any issues/error messages to say its encrypted etc)

This is where the possible stupidity comes in. Symantec current has the drive encrypted (Enter password before booting to Windows), but I was wondering if the data it self is encrypted and if not, would it be possible to do this within Symantec (Cant seem to find a way) if not, would Bitlocker be a solution to encrypting the data or will this cause confliction?

On the side as well, I know that Windows has an option to show folders/directories in a different color if they are encrypted, this option is enabled, but none of the directories are coloured, any idea how to get this to work?
Thanks in advance
Josh

Answer:Using Bitlocker and Symantec Encryption

If it said encrypted, it really is. For example, someone detached the hard drive from your system and then inserted that to another computer to read the contents. Symantec will notify a password entry and if there's no recovery key, you won't be able to access it. It works like BitLocker To Go. BitLocker Drive Encryption doesn't need a password prompt if the drive is connected to the original motherboard and there's no changes to BIOS settings or updates AFAIK.

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Hi, I have a problem on my laptop. My office laptop is encrypted using Bitlocker as part of our firm's security over our machines and data stored therein. 
One Saturday, I opened my laptop when it got hibernated last friday night after work. At startup, it ask for my password, I entered it but it showed: "Too many PIN attempts". 
I dont know why and how it happened as I did not change my laptops for the last 3 months since it was issued to me. Since its a weekend, I asked some of our IT personnel having their rest days on how to resolve this, they taught to search for the recovery key
in their database using the identifier provided by bitlocker. I found the files recovery keys but no one matched the identifier showed on my laptop's screen (that cant be accessed).
My question is, what if the recovery keys of my laptop cannot be located anymore, are there ways possible where I can still log-in again losing my files? thanks.

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can somebody help i use the bitlocker drive encryption and i freeze it in 80% encryption and now i can't access my USB flash drive i try to format it and it's always say "windows was unable to complete the format" my USB flash drive is protect by bitlocker drive encryption when i unlock my USB flash drive in bitlocker drive encryption it's always say "the device is not ready" Please Help ! i want to format my usb flash drive can someone help me??

Answer:Help me !! bitlocker drive encryption

Hello James,

Please perform the following:

1. Download and Save to desktop from this link:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

2. Once saved, run the tool. Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.

3. Click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages), and then paste into your next reply.

Regards,

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I am having a hard time trying to figure out what encryption method and cypher strength is used on my Bitlocker to go encrypted portable hard drive.

I understand the settings for Bitlocker are configured in the Group Policy Editor but besides that is there any way to see what level of encryption your portable drive has.

When I encrypted this drive, I left the Group Policy settings default when encrpyting the drive which means the drive was supposedly encrypted using 128-bit with diffuser.

This would come in handy when trying to prove to someone that the device is infact encrypted with either 128-bit or 256-bit.

Answer:Bitlocker To Go Encryption Level

Hello Doc, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If the computer does not have Group Policy included to look at, then you can edit (right click on REG file and click on Edit) the REG file downloads in OPTION TWO of the tutorial below, then check the registry and compare it to the REG file downloads to see how it set. By default, it is set to 128-bit with diffuser in Windows 7.

BitLocker Drive Encryption - Change Encryption Method and Cipher Strength

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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BitLocker Drive Encryption
i have it in my Control Panel..
is it an unwanted program or something?
thnks in advance~~

Answer:BitLocker Drive Encryption

Bit Locker is a built-in feature of Windows 7 and is completely safe. It's Microsoft's full-disk-encryption implementation. Read more here.

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i use encryption.

what's the diff between Bitlocker and the encryption in windows XP?

xp encryption seems to work fine for me.

Answer:what's the diff between Bitlocker and the encryption

Win7 has disk imaging software and file backup software in most of the versions, both able to be scheduled. Additionally, there is also an included utility to create a restore CD.

Yes, yes, all of these can be had by excellent third party apps but it is enlightening to see MS finally come around and include more required OS-type utilities with the OS itself.

edit: Woah, my response here was to a completely different post, one questioning the need to upgrade from XP to Win7. Either the mods or the OP significantly changed the original post. Normally I am not that obtuse when replying.

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While using BitLocker Drive Encryption feature, i selected the settings for using the USB to store the security key. But, once I restarted my PC, BitLocker didn't recognized the USB and went into recovery mode.

Can anyone suggest as to why the USB key was not taken into consideration?

Answer:BitLocker Drive Encryption

Windows Vista didn't provided any means by which a user working on Windows XP could access a shared folder of an BitLocker encrypted drive. But, this feature was provided in Win 7 in the form of BitLocker To Go feature.

So, my question is, isn't it hampers the main motive that was behind BitLocker Drive Encryption feature?

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Hi,

I have been having some issues when trying to turn Bitlocker on in C:

I have followed the instructions as per this forum to enable a Startup key in gpedit.msc as I dont have TPM which worked.

After following the instructions, Windows Bitlocker asked me to insert a USB to save the startup key to. This appeared to save and then moved onto the next step where I took down the recovery key etc... and finally restarted to make sure my system was compatible before encryption started.

Upon restart, Windows said that it couldnt find a key on the USB drive. After further investigation I found that windows did not save the key to the USB after all even checked as a hidden file. It will save the text file (recovery key) to usb but not the bek file for the startup key.

I have tried this several times but each time it wont save although the system dosent say there has been a problem and moves on to the next stage.

The USB is a 2gb cruzer with the smart drive software removed and re-formatted to NTFS. I have also tried this on other USB drives with no luck and the USB drives work as Iam able to write other things to it?

Any help would be greatly appriciated as I have searched this forum and MS forums with no luck.

Thanks
Marc

Answer:Bitlocker Drive Encryption using USB

Same problem here. Different USB drives or different usb ports didn't change anything.

Any ideas?

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Hello,
Can someone advise the steps to get Bitlocker installed and working on a windows 7 pro laptop. I just got off the phone with a microsoft support agent who said it is possible with computers on a domain. She
couldn't give me any more info and directed me to technet.
Please share any info you may have 
thanks

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Hey there. I'm having trouble unlocking my external flash drive which was encrypted by me a few months back. It was encrypted using my desktop PC which is not working anymore. I'm trying to unlock it using my laptop.
The problem is, I am entering the correct password but it's marking it as incorrect. I am sure about the password because I had stored it in my phone.

I have a .pfx certificate as well but I really don't know how will it be helpful in unlocking the device. I had saved this .pfx file because while the process of encryption, windows had advised me to save it. Any help will be appreciated. I really need to unlock
this device as the data it contains is irreplaceable.

Regards,
Hannan.

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Novice Question, folks...
 
If I have already encrypted my data with BitLocker or some other encryption software, will that render ransomware ineffective?  Or, does it mean my already-encrypted data just gets another layer of encryption (i.e., double-encrypted)?  

Answer:Ransomware vs BitLocker (or any other encryption s/w)

Hi there,If your data is already encrypted then a crypto ransomware would just add its own encryption over the data, making it double encrypted as you said.

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I m having problems with bitlocker .... my hard drives are not showing in control panel-->system&security-->Bitlocker Encryption drive .... any help related to this please ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

Answer:Bitlocker Encryption drives

Make sure you have ALL of the requirements
Hardware requirements for BitLocker Drive Encryption

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I have Windows 7 installed and i use a 4GB memory card for private files. The problem is i used Bitlocker encryption, which was working fine until i installed windows updates. Now this mrning i cannot access the memory card at all. It just says drive not accessible although it does recognise that the drive is there. I have tried system restore which also at the moment will not restore to any point. Can anyone help me with this problem please.

Answer:Bitlocker encryption problem

cant think of anything off hand to help with your immediate problem but for future have you tried the yo-safe feature in win locker in win 7 it gives u drive you can hide so no one even knows its there and even someone who knows abt yo-safe cant get into it as when you open the yo-safe it asks for your password you can make your password the same as your master password when windows starts or you can give it a different password.

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hi hw r u i want to know abt the drive encryption option in windw 7 i used Bitlocker drive encryption to lock or save my drive data(confidential data) frm others. ques is that this encryptn method is right i mean it will damage my hard disk or not . kindly tell me and if u tell me more methods for protection i really appreciate u.thanks

Answer:Bitlocker drive encryption

It will not damage the HDD just make sure you save the "Key" in a save place not on the computer (A hard copy on paper and a digital copy on a thumb drive two backups of the key is best) also the Windows OS partition or HDD can not be encrypted using Bitlocker.

Set up your hard disk for BitLocker Drive Encryption - Microsoft Windows Help

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Hey there guys. Can you please help me solved this problem. sorry for my bad english.

I'm using Compaq Presario CQ40-627TU

My Laptop Spec

Intel Dual Core Processor T4400 (2.2GHz, 80Mhz FSB,1 MB L2 Cache)

- 2048MB 800MHz DDR2 Memory
- 320GB 7200rpm Hard Disk Drive
- 14.1' TFT WXGA High-Definition widescreen LCD panel with brightview
technology

and i'm using windows 7 Ultimate on boot system partition C, dual boot with linux mint. which mean i got four partition. one for linux mint. one for its swap space. one for windows 7. one for my data storage (movies,drivers,mp3,picture and etc).

last few days i try to resize my C partition (120gb) to make it smaller to gain some unallocated spaces and resize the D partition because my D (almost 100gb) (ntfs/primary/data storage) almost full. i use easeus partition master v5.01.

After done resizing and restart i can't see any D partition. so i was worried that my data will disappeared. i try to look for it but there is no Drive D even on the easeus or diskpart. the only drive appears was C Drive.

i remove my Linux Mint and its swap (60gb) and thinking that i could get some more free space and do some cmd prompt windows 7 repair fixmbr thing to remove the grub. then i use partition recovery to transfer those missing data from partition D to C Drive. (appears as unformatted)

i try to use partition wizard home to resize it back to 300gb. and it works. but i cant make a partition. it will disappear just like tha... Read more

Answer:Missing Partition and Unallocated Space (Can't Create New Partition)

Are you still trying to recovery your deleted partition or data? The tool for this is Paragon Rescue CD. Rescue Kit Free Edition | PARAGON Software Group - free partition software, hard disk partitioning

The tool to use for cleaning HD then partitioning is free Partition Wizard bootable CD. Back up your files, Boot CD, select 1 for screen res, on Disk tab choose Wipe Disk and apply zeroes to HD to wipe the GRUB which will interfere with Win7 install.

Then use PW CD to Create new partitions, Primary for OS and Logical for Data. Install Linux last following this tutorial to Dual Boot with Windows: Where to install ubuntu in my system?

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I deleted the unwanted recovery partitions on windows 8.1 using  'Diskpart'.The unallocated memories were created but they cannot be used to extend any other partitions even by using Diskpart.I am just able to create them as normal partitions buth
not by combining them but each seperately.Any solution for this...pls...

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Hi,

New drive 1gb external, running bitlocker for the first time. Left it overnight cos it was taking forever, (which is the norm)

Woke up this morning and it was stuck on something like 47.1% requesting the bitlocker password, put that in and it starts encrypting again.... But every few random mins it falls over with an error message:

An Error Occurred The System cannot find the file specified.

And prompts me to put my bitlocker password back in, for which I do, and the encrpytion starts again.

Its like at 50% now, after it falling over 3 times in the last 30mins....

I'm not exactly what to do.. I cant sit here for the next 10hrs waiting for it to fall over every few mins asking for the password.

I'd be up for scrapping the whole encrpytion and starting all over again.. But not exactly sure on how to permantely un-crypt the drive and reformat it ? Perhaps running a scandisk before doing so... It was a brand new drive.

I can actually still access the data, because autoplay opens after every error allowing me to see and open the files.

Any suggestions ?

Answer:Bitlocker crashing during initial encryption

TheDoc46, my recommendation is a complete format of the drive. Remove the partitions and then re-create them and then format completely.

Best not to use Bitlocker on an external drive as it is worthless to any other computer due to the encryption technique. Also there are private encryption programs that are just as good like Free Encryption Software - Password Protect Files and Lock Folders


I bought their pro version which I really like, no financial connection, just a satisfied user.

Rich

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Hi Everyone!
I have intresting situation that started quite some time ago but now it´s time to fix it :) We are using MBAM in our environment and SCCM to publish windows 10 to computers. So far everything is working. I have not found correct or good solution to deploy
BitLocker in TaskSequence. All manuals are a bit different. So what I did is: I have GPO managing BitLocker requirement. I will just install MBAM client (2.5 SP1) to computers and when user will get computer then after couple of hours MBAM client will require
to insert PIN and it will start to encrypt the drive. So everything works as I want! I like that users can insert their own PIN and it´s not preinserted by administrator. 
Problem is now when computer finish the encryption process and you restart computer. After that computer is asking PIN code (which is correct) and after that it starts Windows Repairing. And it´s not possible to use any repair method (Reset, Restore, Startup
repair etc) - so only option is to format computer. I have noticed that if you encrypt drive before Windows patches then it will survive restart (if it´s working then it´s working!) but if computer will get patches and then you will restart the computer, then
no use - format. 
What can cause the issue and how to fix it? Or maybe there is a good manual how to use MBAM/BL in SCCM TS correctly (if I´m doing it wrong!)... 
Br,

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Hi All,
After encrypt USB and save recovery file I noticed that bitlocker recovery key identification changes
I mean it's not the same on Recovery File.

Any Ideas?
Regards
JO

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I was trying to encrypt my USB external hard drive (1 TB, mounted to E using BitLocker, and after the encryption got 10.1% finished, I accidentally shut down the computer. After restarting, I tried to resume the encryption, but it gives me an error: "Encryption could not be resumed. The device is not ready." I've tried using >manage-bde -resume E: but it returns the same error with code 0x80070015. I also get the same error if I try to go to the Control Panel and Turn off BitLocker.
Running >chkdsk E: shows several corrupt attribute records, but I haven't tried running that with /F since I'm worried that might make it difficult to properly decrypt BitLocker.
Are there any recommendations on how to either resume the encryption or decrypt the 10.1% it's already done? I've heard there's a BitLocker repair tool, but I don't have an empty 1 TB drive to use for that.

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Has anyone tried to enable hardware based encryption on the P50s with Bitlocker and the SSD? If so, how did it go? I know that on some systems you need just the right combination of BIOS settings and drivers, so I wanted to check and see if anyone had done it and tips you had.

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I have installed and set up BitLocker on a Sony VAIO with a TPM 1.2 chip. The drive has been fully encrypted. With BitLocker on, everytime the system boots I get the following message:

Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption Information
The system boot information has changed since BitLocker was enabled.
You must supply a BitLocker recovery password to start this system.
Confirm that the boot changes to this system are authorized.
If the changes to the boot system are trusted, then disable and re-enable BitLocker. This will reset BitLocker to use the new boot information.
Otherwise, restore the system boot information.
ENTER=Continue 
I have tried disabling and re-enabling Bitlocker (disable; reboot; enable; reboot) and get the same message. I have even tried disabling to the point of decrypting and then re-encrypting the whole drive. Neither apporach has worked. According to the BitLocker FAQ, one of the following should trigger the message I'm getting:

Unauthorized changing of the BIOS, master boot record (MBR), boot sector, boot manager, or other early boot components would cause a failure in the integrity checks and keep the TPM-protected key from being released. This is by design because unauthorized modification of any of those components could and should be perceived as an attack. Of course, the BitLocker feature provides methods for authenticated system administrators to update these components if required.
None of that has happened. Any suggestions?
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Answer:BitLocker requests encryption key at every boot

When I tested it the setting didn't take effect unless I turned off bitlocker and decrypted the drive then turned it back on with the new setting applied.
I forgot to mention in the last post too, open an administrative commmand prompt. (right click on CMD and click Run As Administrator) and type "gpupdate /force" this reloads the GPO. (it usually take a little while for them to refresh by default.)
An earlier post in this thread states that you just need to apply the new PCR settings and reboot, but from my own testing you really do need to disable, decrypt, enable and encrypt with a new key. The only way I found to speed things up without having to wait for the drive to fully encrypt each time was to skip the test, and right away click on the pause encryption option in the ecryption dialog box. I would then perform my reboot test. I have to do it all again though. A reboot test and a hibernate test. It seems hibernating the workstaion also changes startup information on the computer that bitlocker doesn't like.

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Arrr, is this worth usin'. me dont want anyone takin' my Hdd out o' my pc and puttin' it in another pc. me have alot o' data thay could get me int' trouble and dont wont anyone lookin' at it. Aye, me parrot concurs.
 

Answer:Windows 7 BitLocker Drive Encryption

i have found that there are backdoors to BitLocker called COFEE. it is available from most torrent sites so i wont be using BitLocker
 

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I have the 1TB NVMe SSD (Samsung PM951) and can't get hardware Bitlocker encryption working. Can someone confirm whether the PM951 supports eDrive/TCG Opal? If not, will a firmware update enable support in the future?
I have the TPM and UEFI enabled, but when I try to set up Bitlocker, I do not get the hardware encryption option. Seems like the PM951 should support this like Samsung's retail drives. I can't even use the Samsung disk utilities to investigate because those are only for retail drives.

Answer:XPS 15 9550 SSD Hardware Encryption / Bitlocker

I'm also interested in this issue for my XPS twin Precision 5510. Please let me know if you find something out!

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I am using a Lenovo Yoga 260 with Windows 8.1. Every time I reboot the Yoga it requires me to enter the bitlocker recovery key. The PC thinks a configuration change was made to the PC. However no changes were made. I have reimaged the PC and I am still
have experiencing the same issue. I have updated the BIOS and all the PC drivers but still no change. I have reset the TMP chip and decrypted the drive. Still the same results. Any ideas what might be causing this issue?

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Hello,
I have stand alone MBAM 2.5SP1 installed within AD and configured to use with GP. I have old Dell laptop (5 yrs old) with windows 10 and with in the MBAM GP and log-in to the domain. I tried to turn on encryption using BitLocker and I was able to encrypt
the entire C drive. I log on to MBAM helpdesk and test drive recovery and I was able to recovery the key successfully and should all the hardware and who logged into the laptop. Both MBAM and the old laptop with windows 10 work great.

Now I have newer Dell laptop (2 years old) configure identical to the old laptop but it only encrypted locally not with AD/GP and MBAM. I try to search the hostname on MBAM but no available. The laptop logging in to domain controller and I able to run gpupdate
/force successfully. I went to services and try to restart MBAM but it was not there.
Can someone help me?

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UNLOCK THIS DRIVE USING YOUR RECOVERY KEY ... (I AM DONT HAVE THE RECOVERY KEY) PLEASE HELP ME .......

Answer:bitlocker drive encryption recovery

If you do not have the password that bitlocker was set up with, then you are out of luck. The whole point of drive encryption is so that you cannot decrypt the data with out the key.

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I have recently bought an Asus notebook which was upgradable to standard Windows 8.1 (not Pro or Enterprise).

It does not have Bitlocker, nor does it have the default windows "device encryption feature"

Is it possible to get the default encryption without buying Pro or Enterprise?

T

Answer:How do I get Bitlocker or Windows 8.1 default encryption

Like you stated, bitlocker is only available on pro or enterprise. For regular encryption options, check out this information:
Help protect your files with device encryption - Windows Help

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I have tried to unlock my usb stick and this message appears
 
BitLocker Drive Encryption failed to recover from an abruptly terminated conversion. This could be due to either all conversion logs being corrupted or the media being write-protected. 
 
I have tried to download the Bitlocker Drive repair tool and it won't let me saying This update is not applicable to your computer. 
 
I feel just sick that I cannot open my usb I really need some help. 

Answer:BitLocker Drive Encryption failed

what computer are you now on when trying to unlock drive?

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Since I have encrypted my computer (2HDDs) with bitlocker I cannot perform a total shutdown including the pysical break from power. After a few seconds I get a black screen and the shutdown process stops. To end the session I must push the button of my laptop for a few seconds. Is there a way around to shutdown the computer without using the hardware?

My system: CPU 3,02GByte
2 HDDs encrypted with bitlocker
Windows7-ultimate-

Answer:No phsically shutdown since bitlocker encryption?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by albert1234


Since I have encrypted my computer (2HDDs) with bitlocker I cannot perform a total shutdown including the pysical break from power. After a few seconds I get a black screen and the shutdown process stops. To end the session I must push the button of my laptop for a few seconds. Is there a way around to shutdown the computer without using the hardware?

My system: CPU 3,02GByte
2 HDDs encrypted with bitlocker
Windows7-ultimate-


I don't now will this help you, but you can try it
BitLocker Drive Encryption Step-by-Step Guide

Limit Windows shutdown options
...This behavior can be controlled in Windows Group Policy. See the ?Shutdown: Allow system to be shut down without have to log on? setting in Windows security policy...
System Integrity Team Blog
cheers

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Into another troule.
I wanted to encrypt my Western Digital Portable 500 GB HDD so my data would be safe.
I turned on the Bitlocker for this hard disk and set the password.
After that it started Encrypting..

I knew that it will take a long time so i went to university for lecture.
When i came back the encryption dialouge was stuck at 12.4 %.
[Snap Attached]

I kept waiting for some time but it wasn't working i pulled out the cable and inserted again...

I inserted the key and it unlocked with autorun dialogue and Encrypting Dialogue. [Snap Attached]


Clicking on *Continue without Scanning* brings the my computer windows and it starts searching but doesn't open the harddisk.

All this happens everytime i plug back, i have lost access to my all data thats stored on that harddisk... In my system there iz only 80GB Sata Hard containing OS.


I have tried one thing.
chkdsk /r it worked for a while but on 4th stage it stopped.

Please Can you Guys help me ? i want it to complete the encryption or decrypt whatever it has encrypted or damaged :(

Please Help ME :'(

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I like to get my OS to be genuine. But, I only qualify for a Home Upgrade.
Anyone know of a way to still use this feature?

Without having Ultimate?

Answer:BitLocker Drive Encryption Without Ultimate

TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux

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Hey guys, I am currently trying to encrypt one of my external hard drives and it is stuck at 97.1 percent. It isn't paused, it just isnt progressing
any further. It was stuck at this same exact point for two days, so I paused, decrypted, and encrypted it again and now it is stuck at the same 97.1 percent. What should I do about this? Encryption is kind of an all or nothing deal isn't it?

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I tried several times to encrypt the entire disk after reinstalling Windows 10 but it always took for ever (usually 10 hours) to fully encrypt my internal 320GB drive. I managed to run bitlocker successfully by encrypting only used space. My question is should I run cipher.exe /w to wipe all unused space as this is an old laptop?

I have found manage-bde -w c: to wipe free disk and this is now working ok.

How does Bitlocker work when only encrypting used space - i.e. if I write a file to the disk I assume it automatically encrypts it, but if I then delete that file is the space no longer encrypted and therefore open to hackers?
Look forward to your comments.
Thanks!

Answer:BitLocker - Used Space Encryption on used Laptop?

win10freak said:

How does Bitlocker work when only encrypting used space - i.e. if I write a file to the disk I assume it automatically encrypts it, but if I then delete that file is the space no longer encrypted and therefore open to hackers?



If you take a disk and set bitlocker to encrypt only used space it will encrypt the blocks used by the filesystem. If there was some old deleted stuff on the disk when you started that could in theory be recovered. After turning on bitlocker all new files are encrypted. They are not decrypted when you delete them and these deleted files can't be retrieved.







win10freak said:

I tried several times to encrypt the entire disk after reinstalling Windows 10 but it always took for ever (usually 10 hours) to fully encrypt my internal 320GB drive.



If you have ever encrypted the whole disk you only need to encrypt used space if re-installing. It will not be possible to retrieve anything from the remaining space on the disk as it was previously encrypted.

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Hey guys, I am currently trying to encrypt one of my external hard drives and it is stuck at 97.1 percent. It isn't paused, it just isnt progressing
any further. It was stuck at this same exact point for two days, so I paused, decrypted, and encrypted it again and now it is stuck at the same 97.1 percent. What should I do about this? Encryption is kind of an all or nothing deal isn't it?

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Notebook Latitude E7450, entra tela azul, depois tela de reparo automático e depois pede chave para desbloquear o drive. 
Ao selecionar para digitar manualmente, o teclado não permite digitar letras, somente números, sendo que a chave contém letras e números.
O que fazer? preciso urgente resolver.
Obrigada,

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I was trying to encrypt my USB external hard drive (1 TB, mounted to E using BitLocker, and after the encryption got 10.1% finished, I accidentally shut down the computer. After restarting, I tried to resume the encryption, but it gives me an error: "Encryption could not be resumed. The device is not ready." I've tried using >manage-bde -resume E: but it returns the same error with code 0x80070015. I also get the same error if I try to go to the Control Panel and Turn off BitLocker.
Running >chkdsk E: shows several corrupt attribute records, but I haven't tried running that with /F since I'm worried that might make it difficult to properly decrypt BitLocker.
Are there any recommendations on how to either resume the encryption or decrypt the 10.1% it's already done? I've heard there's a BitLocker repair tool, but I don't have an empty 1 TB drive to use for that.

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Question: Is it possible to use the command "manage-bde -pause D:" to pause BitLocker encrypting the HDD, which would then allow me to shut down the computer, transport it to my new house, and then turn the computer on and resume the encryption process, without any loss of data or corruption?

I have an internal hard disk drive currently being encrypted (~47%) using BitLocker. In 8 hours time I need to transport the whole PC to a new house where I'll be living permanently, meaning it will need to be turned off and disconnected from the power. Considering the time it has already run I don't think it will complete in time I have available.

If it is not possible to do that I can leave the computer at its original location to complete encryption, the only problem is that there is a large travel distance and the inconvenience of not being able to use my primary computer.

Edit: Forgot to mention that this is an internal HDD used to store downloads, documents, photos, music, and videos. My operating system is stored on an SSD that has already been encrypted.

Thanks in advance!

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Hi,
I have encrypted a win 8 desktop pc, c: encrypted succesfully but when encrypting the d: it doesn't look like it has encrypted properly. The drive is showing as locked as the encryption status as 'unknown'. I am unable to unencrypt the drive as just the identifier was generated without a recovery key.
From event log:
A BitLocker key protector was created.
Protector GUID: {e0c8456c-37cf-42d0-b9b5-041c9539b385}
Identification GUID: {3d839f56-ad70-4449-ae7e-bfc91867aada}
The identification field was changed.
Identification GUID: {3d839f56-ad70-4449-ae7e-bfc91867aada}
BitLocker encryption was started for volume D:.
That's the last event for the D:/
Is there a way of unlocking the drive from the protector id?
Many thanks!

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Hi,

I ran the manage-bde -status command of my encrypted OS Volume Drive and it shows 100% encrypted.
Does this mean that BitLocker encrypted the ENTIRE drive?

During the BitLocker setup, I did select to Encrypt the Entire Drive instead of the Used Space option.
I just want to double check if my entire OS drive is encrypted or not.
I assume that when it shows Percentage Encrypted as 100% then I guess it did encrypt the entire drive.

Now what if I had chosen to encrypt the Used Space only, then would it still show as 100% encrypted ?
Or am I wrong?

Thanks in advance

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Hi Guys I did bitlocker drive encryption few months back in my pc but from some days its not showing its unlocking option. Infact bitlocker drive encryption option is not available in control panel. Did any update in windows 10 removed this feature which
I do not know?
Please guide. What should I do? Have a look on pics

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I just installed Win10 Pro and I love it.
When I enabled BitLocker, I selected to encrypt the Entire drive instead of the Used Space because I just feel I am safer with encrypting the entire drive. And my drive is not new. It had Win7 running before.

So I did a clean install of Win10 pro with BitLocker enabled to set to encrypt the ENTIRE drive.
The encryption process took 7 hours to complete on a 300GB internal disk drive

When I had Win7 (and even Win8.1), it did not take that long to encrypt and I have the same exact internal drive.
In Win7, the whole process took 1 hour. And with Win8.1 took a bit more time, but not 7 hours...

Why is entire disk encryption takes this long on Win10?

And also, I do not have a whole lot of programs installed. I have like 6 programs installed and there not that huge in size.
Thanks!

Answer:BitLocker Encryption process VERY Slow on Win10

win10freak said:

Why is entire disk encryption takes this long on Win10?



I don't know why this is, but it is ULTRA SLOW indeed. I recently bought a WD Blue 4 TB drive and Bitlocker is already encrypting it for more than 50 hours and is still at only at 68.3%.

According to the Windows Taskmanager the Bitlocker process is using the drive at 100%, constantly reading off and writing on it at 7-15 MB/s. I don't know about the mechanics of a harddrive, but running at 100% for 75 hours (>3 days!) isn't going to improve its health.

I chose the offered new encryption XTS-AES.

In the past, encrypting a whole drive always took some time, but even with drives as big as 3 TB it never took more than 24 hours.

I guess it is some kind of bug and i hope that Microsoft will fix it.

Philipp

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Hi everyone I am new to this forum. I have a question:
1. I had some confidential data stored on a partition that is not encrypted.
2. I decided to give away my computer to charity so I deleted this confidential data using a simple delete in Windows 7.
3. After that I formatted the whole hard disk and then turned on BitLocker and encrypted the whole drive and then gave away the PC to charity without using a disk wiper program .

My questions is: Is it possible for anybody to recover those deleted files using a data recovery program? I understand that when you do a simple file delete only the address of the data is deleted but not the data itself. If I encrypt the drive, files deleted before encryption do they get encrypted because they are not really deleted?

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Although I'm an Admin on my Win 10 Pro system (Surface Laptop), I can't access the subject menu. Instead, I receive the SysAdmin notice, as in the screenshot. This seems like a new "feature," as I could access it from my previous Win 10 Surface. I suppose that I could make myself a System account, perhaps with PsTolols, but is there an easier way? I can access the submenus in the screenshot, e.g., Suspend protection. Maybe there's really nothing to access, but what what settings are "managed by the SysAdmin? Thanks.

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Hello,  how can I make working HW encryption with Bitlocker on the Samsung SSD 850 EVO? Is it supported on my laptop?

Answer:Bitlocker HW encryption with Samsung 850 EVO on Probook 6560...

Hi, Setting this up could be a little bit hard. Please try the following instructions    https://helgeklein.com/blog/2015/01/how-to-enable-bitlocker-hardware-encryption-with-ssd/   https://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?t=1312261 Regards.

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Hi folks, I've been trying hard to get my Crucial m500 SSD hard drive to work in edrive (hardware encryption) mode with the w520. I've read several other threads related to the process for different Lenovo machines, but I haven't seen much discussion on the topic for the W series laptops as of yet. Here's what I've tried so far: Clean install of Windows 8.1, while running the latest bios 1.42.All updates from Windows Update toolAll updates from Lenovo System Update EXCEPT the "Intel Rapid Storage AHCI Driver". This seems to be a major point in other threads since apparently the Intel driver is incompatible. I confirm that I'm running Microsoft's "Standard SATA AHCI Controller".Enable drive bitlocker encryption.Link to image When I enable bitlocker encryption, I'm given the choice to either do the existing data only or the whole drive. According to Crucial tech support, that's a telltale sign that edrive is not being used. As further confirmation, I've also run checked edrive status using this method: Start Command Prompt as Administratormanage-bde -statusCheck "Encryption Method" line. It will read "Hardware Encryption" if edrive is in use. Mine says "AES 128"  Moderator comment: Image(s) converted to link(s). For helpful information, please see: About Posting Pictures In The Forums. 











Solved!
Go to Solution.

Answer:bitlocker edrive hardware encryption on w520 with ...

W520 BIOS doesn't support eDrive.  I highlighted in red the reason why, from the below URL.  At the time W520 was developed this protocol (and UEFI 2.3.1) didn't exist yet.  We don't have any plan to retrofit the older systems to add this support now.
 
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831627.aspx
 
For Encrypted Hard Drives used as startup drives:

The drive must be in an uninitialized state.
The drive must be in a security inactive state.
The computer must be UEFI 2.3.1 based and have the EFI_STORAGE_SECURITY_COMMAND_PROTOCOL defined. (This protocol is used to allow programs running in the EFI boot services environment to send security protocol commands to the drive).
The computer must have the Compatibility Support Module (CSM) disabled in UEFI.
The computer must always boot natively from UEFI.

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Hi, I have a problem with E460 model 20ET0013LM. I undertand that this model have TPM 2.0.But, when I tried to active bitlocker, I receiver this message: "The Trusted Platform Module (TPM) on this computer doesn?t work with the current BIOS. Contact the computer manufacturer for BIOS upgrade instructions."Please, I need a solution.

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Bitlocker hardware encryption with edrive won't enable to a myimage.wim image.

It goes directly to software encryption.

It worked once using Macrium reflect, but never again.

I used the MS recommended way to apply it to an image and that reverts to software encryption too!

I am using an Intel Pro 2500 series SSD drive. Hardware encryption works on a fresh DVD install test.


I then do the following:

1. I clear the TPM in BitLocker, in BIOS too, and turn-off BitLocker,

2. Boot using a PE drive and DISKPART the drive with the clean command

3. Use the Intel SSD tools to remove OPAL activation with a -psid_revert

(I have tried reversing steps 2 and 3 too)

4. Do a fresh 8.1 PRO install

5. With no updating or anything I use sysprep to OOBE and generalize with a shutdown

6. Boot to the PE drive and use dism to apply the Capture-Image script

7. Use DISKPART to clean the drive

(have even used a brand new drive too)

8. Use CreatePartitions-UEFI.txt script to create the partitions

9. Use ApplyImage.bat script to apply the .wim image

10. Start the OS

11.Turn BitLocker on and it reverts right to software encryption

WHAT AM I DOING WRONG? AM I DOING ANYTHING WRONG?

Here is how to do it right out of the TechNet article "Encrypted Hardrive" https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831627.aspx

Disk Duplication: This deployment method involves use of a previously configured Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012. image and... Read more

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I am trying to create a Windows 10 image for my organization, and cannot figure out one particular issue with Bitlocker. It seems that after I sysprep, and throw the image on a new computer, it then has BitLocker partially enabled. What I mean is that when going to the About page in System in the settings it shows in red "You need a Microsoft account to finish encrypting this device". The C: drive also shows an opened lock with a warning icon (exclamation point in a triangle).

When going to the Manage Bitlocker page is shows an option to turn on bitlocker. Searching various sites on google has led me to the idea of turning on bitlocker, then turning it off again before sysprep. This does in fact disable BitLocker, however it appears to turn on again after imaging on a new computer.

While it's not a huge pain to disable BitLocker afterwards it does take several minutes to decrypt and multiplied that by many computers does eat up a bit of time in the end. Is there something I'm missing here to make sure BitLocker remains disabled after imaging? These are generally on Microsoft Surface Pro 4 computers that this happens on, it did not do the same thing on an HP laptop I tested.

Answer:Bitlocker Device Encryption enabled after imaging

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I just installed Win10 Pro and I love it.
When I enabled BitLocker, I selected to encrypt the Entire drive instead of the Used Space because I just feel I am safer with encrypting the entire drive. And my drive is not new. It had Win7 running before.

So I did a clean install of Win10 pro with BitLocker enabled to set to encrypt the ENTIRE drive.
The encryption process took 7 hours to complete on a 300GB internal disk drive

When I had Win7 (and even Win8.1), it did not take that long to encrypt and I have the same exact internal drive.
In Win7, the whole process took 1 hour. And with Win8.1 took a bit more time, but not 7 hours...

Why is entire disk encryption takes this long on Win10?

And also, I do not have a whole lot of programs installed. I have like 6 programs installed and there not that huge in size.
Thanks!

Answer:BitLocker Encryption process VERY Slow on Win10

Originally Posted by win10freak


Why is entire disk encryption takes this long on Win10?



I don't know why this is, but it is ULTRA SLOW indeed. I recently bought a WD Blue 4 TB drive and Bitlocker is already encrypting it for more than 50 hours and is still at only at 68.3%.

According to the Windows Taskmanager the Bitlocker process is using the drive at 100%, constantly reading off and writing on it at 7-15 MB/s. I don't know about the mechanics of a harddrive, but running at 100% for 75 hours (>3 days!) isn't going to improve its health.

I chose the offered new encryption XTS-AES.

In the past, encrypting a whole drive always took some time, but even with drives as big as 3 TB it never took more than 24 hours.

I guess it is some kind of bug and i hope that Microsoft will fix it.

Philipp

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Hi,

I have Win 10 Pro and I set the Encryption method in Group Policy as being XTS-AES 256 instead of the default XTS-AES 128. Is XTS-AES 256 more secure than XTS-AES 128?
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...(v=vs.85).aspx

Answer:New BitLocker Encryption Settings in version 1511?

Hello win10freak,

XTS-AES 256 uses 256-bit encryption vs 128-bit encryption with XTS-AES 128. 256 is more secure.

BitLocker Encryption Method and Cipher Strength - Change in Windows 10

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Although I'm an Admin on my Win 10 Pro system (Surface Laptop), I can't access the subject menu. Instead, I receive the SysAdmin notice, as in the screenshot. This seems like a new "feature," as I could access it from my previous Win 10 Surface. I suppose that I could make myself a System account, perhaps with PsTolols, but is there an easier way? I can access the submenus in the screenshot, e.g., Suspend protection. Maybe there's really nothing to access, but what what settings are "managed by the SysAdmin? Thanks.

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hello sir
need urgent

i encrypting my drive. he is in 52%. if i restart pc will this start again 52%

thanx

Answer:Urgent plz : bitlocker encryption will continue after restart pc

Can I ask why you need to restart it in the middle of encrypting?

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Any valued idea on how Bitlocker can be tweaked to decrypt 1TB EXTERNAL HDD faster? It took over 24Hrs to encrypt it 5 months ago. I have decided to decrypt it but seems like it will take it almost the same amount of time it took to encrypt.

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New to this forum, and this is my first thread. Please provide me with some help if possible.

So my problem is the following: Kept getting BSODs from some driver inflicting with ntkernel according to whocrashed and bluescreenview. Anyways, disabled my network card as I thought that was faulty, updated all my drivers and checked my ram with memtest just to be sure. Was still getting the BSODs.

Decided to use driver verifier to see which driver that caused this. Bad idea. Turns out that one of the drivers indeed was faulty, but now I'm getting blue screen before I can even log in to windows. Tried to boot into safe mood a thousand times by repeatedly pressing F8 and shift+F8 to no avail. Thought that I then could turn of driver verifier from the command prompt, but No! (Since if I could turn this of the BSOD before system start would then stop since the purpose of windows driver verifier is to force the faulty drivers to create BSOD).

Then downloaded EaseUS Recovery Essentials to see if that could help. Turns out that my ENCRYPTED (bitlocker) which my operating system is on, can't be found because I'm assuming that the change in boot order previously when running memtest disabled it.

Now had to find my win8 installation CD to force it into safe mode alternatively to re-install it, but to no avail. It says that the hard-drive is still locked even though I've got the key in a USB stick attached to the computer and even though I manually put in the recovery key. Was now to... Read more

Answer:Re-installing win8 with bitlocker encryption enabled on old OS.

Just realized I posted in the win 7 forum instead of the win8 forum. My apologies.

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Hi,

I have Win 10 Pro and I set the Encryption method in Group Policy as being XTS-AES 256 instead of the default XTS-AES 128. Is XTS-AES 256 more secure than XTS-AES 128?
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...(v=vs.85).aspx

Answer:New BitLocker Encryption Settings in version 1511?

Hello win10freak,

XTS-AES 256 uses 256-bit encryption vs 128-bit encryption with XTS-AES 128. 256 is more secure.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html

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Hello,I am attempting to use BitLocker on my X61 Tablet ThinkPad but have run across an error message that is preventing me from initializing the BitLocker encryption. The message reads as follows: "Your system is not configured to use BitLocker Drive Encryption. If there is a bootable CD or DVD in your computer, remove it...if the problem persists, contact the computer manufacturer for BIOS upgrade instructions." I have run the BitLocker Drive Preparation Tool which has created its own boot drive (S and that program tells me that all is in order.  Additionally, I have verified that I have a fully updated BIOS.There is no bootable CD or DVD in the computer but there is what I assume to be Lenovo's Recovery software on a hidden and unalterable drive that appears in Disk Management. I cannot make changes to this drive; it is labeled only as"Healthy" and "EISA Configuration."Is this recovery drive the culprit that is preventing BitLocker from working? And if so, can it be disabled or BitLocker tricked into functioning while it is still present?Thanks for your help!Jay Fox

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Hi guys,

I'm seeking full-disk encryption software. I want to encrypt the volume that my Windows installation is on.

First of all, does Bitlocker come on the home edition of Windows 8.1? I recall on previous versions it was only available in the Pro editions.

However, I would prefer to use an open-source disk encryption solution. I've searched but I have not found any that can encryption the Windows installation volume, the ones I found (such as TrueCrypt) can only set up additional encrypted partitions which is no good for me.

Anyone got any ideas or solutions they would recommend?

Thank you

Answer:Full Disk Encryption - alternative to bitlocker

Hi DiskCrypt, Welcome to EightForums.

Bitlocker doesn't come in the home edition as far as i am aware.

TrueCrypt Can't do full disk encryption in windows 8 (It can on windows 7 - Encrypt and Decrypt - Add to Context Menu - Page 2 - Windows 7 Help Forums)

If i get chance i will see if i can find an alternative for Windows 8 Home edition tomorrow.

Regards,
Jamie

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My Labtop is asking for Windows Bitlocker Drive Encryption every time I start it.I do not have the key so cannot use my labtop.Please can some one help ?BjstonzPapua New Guinea

Answer:My Labtop is asking for Windows Bitlocker Drive Encryption

If you didn't encrypt the drive, then who did? You can try F11 to reset the PC back to day 1 but all data will be lost.How do you know when a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

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Hi, I have a problem with E460 model 20ET0013LM. I undertand that this model have TPM 2.0.But, when I tried to active bitlocker, I receiver this message: "The Trusted Platform Module (TPM) on this computer doesn?t work with the current BIOS. Contact the computer manufacturer for BIOS upgrade instructions."Please, I need a solution.

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Hi, I have a problem with E460 model 20ET0013LM. I undertand that this model have TPM 2.0.But, when I tried to active bitlocker, I receiver this message: "The Trusted Platform Module (TPM) on this computer doesn?t work with the current BIOS. Contact the computer manufacturer for BIOS upgrade instructions."Please, I need a solution.

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Hi All,
I was running bitlocker encryption on an external Hard Drive.
I got a "Blue Screen" error that shutdown my computer when Encryption was 2/3 of the way.

I never had a Password or Key, but now the Drive appears to be locked.
I ran manage-bde -resume (but it says "It's locked").
I ran manage-bde -status:
Size: Unknown GB
BitLocker Ver: Win 7
Conversion Status: Unknown
% Encrypted: Unknown%
Encryption Method: AES 128 with Diffuser
Protection Status: Unknown
Lock Status: Locked
ID Field: Unknown
Automatic Unlock: Disable
Key Protectors:
Password
Numerical Password

All help will be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance,

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HI all
Im desperate, my Iomega 1tb external hdd has been encrypted and somehow windows autolocked it , now whenever the drive is installed freezes up, and if it passes to the part of the password key, bitlocker stops responding all together. I have tried connecting
and disconnecting several times but its always the same thing, Bitlocker encryption drive stops responding
please assist me here
thanks

Answer:Bitlocker encryption is not responding when unlock key is entered

 
 
Hi,
 
To troubleshoot the issue, I suggest you restart the machine in Safe Mode and plug the external encrypted drive on the machine, and then type the password key again.
Does the window freeze up now? If not, please restart the machine in Normal Mode and perform a
Clean Boot to check the result.
 
Otherwise, I suggest you plug the drive on another Windows 7 machine and unlock it. Does the issue persist? If not, please run a Check Disk and move the drive back
to the original machine.
 
Thanks,
NovakPlease remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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Hello, I have a Lenovo X1 Carbon 4th gen Type 20FB, 20FC. It has a LITEON L8H-256V2G for an SSD. I've tried to get Bitlocker to hardware encrypt to no avail. I want to find out if this particular SSD is capable of hardware encryption (edrive). I've searched on the Lenovo's support site, these forums and searched on Google without finding an answer.  These are the procedures I followed to try and enable hardware encryption:- I enabled CSM in order to boot from a USB optical drive with UEFI only enabled.- I booted with a Win 10 Enterprise disk to get to a command prompt and ran the DISKPART clean command in order to put the drive in an unitialized state.- I restarted the laptop and performed a clean install of Win 10 Enterprise- After windows installation, I went back into the BIOS and enabled secure boot which also disables CSM.- After logging back into Windows, I ran the manage-bde command to try and force hardware encryption (mange-bde -on C: -fet Hardware) but I get an error stating that "the drive specified does not support hardware-based encryption."  I know someone will respond with this:For Encrypted Hard Drives used as startup drives:? The drive must be in an uninitialized state.? The drive must be in a security inactive state.? The computer must be UEFI 2.3.1 based and have the EFI_STORAGE_SECURITY_COMMAND_PROTOCOL defined. (This protocol is used to allow programs running in the EFI boot services environment to send securi... Read more

Answer:Bitlocker Hardware Encryption on X1 Carbon with LITEON SSD

I am not sure it will ever work for you.  The SSD has to have a firmware that supports the eDrive functionality.  I believe that Lenovo stopped producing those a few years back.  Please, check this thread for details: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/forums/v3_1/forumtopicpage/board-id/tp01_en/page/1/thread-id/92686 I got it working on my old ThinkPad Yoga, and the detailed description can be found in that thread.  But I had one of the last SSDs with eDrive firmware. Best regards, Karol (joe_e_e)

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Hello all, my issue first originates with going through the windows 8.1 store app to upgrade windows 8 -> to windows 8.1.
"turn off bitlocker because it isn't supported in the edition of windows you want to install"
I am not sure whether i encrypted the drives after installing windows 8 or in windows 7, nevertheless i do know the encryption passwords to the drives.
The biggest problem is therefore trying to remove/disable the encryption to upgrade.
The Applet in the control panel is missing for some reason and so I ask for help here.
I have seen some guides which rely on this applet which is usually situated between auto play and colour management.
I would like to remove/disable the encryption for the upgrade, or confirm the idea that if i disconnect the two drives that are encrypted i could upgrade the OS to 8.1 and wouldn't need to worry about the encryption.
The concern is that the 8.1 OS would not read the drives hence the upgrading message.
My specs are this , related to Bitlocker:
Windows 8 64bit - standard (non-enterprise, pro)Hard drives:1 X 128GB SSD - C:/ windows installed here ** NOT ENCRYPTED **1 X 2TB HDD - D:/ + E:/ **ENCRYPTED**1 X 3TB HDD - F:/ **ENCRYPTED**

Answer:Win 8.1 Upgrade: Bitlocker Encryption Control App Missing

To turn off bitlocker:

BitLocker Auto-unlock - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

Also through an elevated powershell command you could try:
Disable-BitLocker -MountPoint "C:"
Hope that helps!

Cheers,
Harry

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Recently upgraded to Windows OS 8.1 Pro and cannot encrypt my HP external hard drive. Encryption pauses and states that disk has errors and please run chkdsk. Ran chkdsk and no errors found. Had no difficulty encrypting the C drive with the OS. Any suggestions?

Answer:BitLocker Encryption on External Hard Drives

You cannot use Bitlocker on external drives .......
Can I use Bitlocker on my external hard drive?

However you can use Bitlocker to go for an external drive
BitLocker - Turn On for Removable Data Drives in Windows 8

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Hey guys I have a desktop That has Windows 7 Ultimate edition installed. My parents are having start up issues with the OS. When the OS starts up, Bitlocker Drive encryption Recovery comes up with and option to unlock 2 Drives which is a separate hard drive. it comes up with a recovery key of 4889F7FD. I manually type the key and click the M: Drive which is the recovery OS. It says Error Recovering Disk due to no recovery key. I click Back and it comes up with a different recovery key as F9F25CA2. If both drives have the same password would the recovery key be the same. The bitlocker says I have temparary access but doesnt log me in.

When I go to safe mode, It loads half the files and comes up with the same. Start up recovery cant fix it. when I login to safemode, it loads half the files. Does this sound like a system wipe or can I fix this with a WIndows 7 Disc.

Answer:Bitlocker Drive Encryption OS Start up problem

Hello Zhall, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The key number ID it gives you is only to help you reference what BitLocker Recovery Key is the correct one to enter. I sure hope that you saved or wrote down the actual BitLocker Recovery Key for that drive somewhere in case something like this happens. Without it, you're not going to be able recover the HDD very easily.

Check using the tutorial below to see if you may have the actual BitLocker Recovery Key somewhere, and how to recover the OS drive.

BitLocker Drive Encryption - Unlock a Locked OS Drive

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Bitlocker shows as if it is working, but it doesn't require an encryption key on restart. That's a problem I need to have fixed, please. Ever since I downloaded the notification for the Windows 10 upgrade, my computer has NOT been receiving other upgrade
notifications either. I wonder if there was a bug from that installation. I thought it would help you to know my little history in hopes that you could help people like me who have experienced one or more of these issues. Thank you for your attention to this
matter. ~ Burt

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Hello everyone,
My sister recently bought a HP Laptop.I am just an average user.So without much knowledge I messed up the partitions.I'm attaching a screenshot to show the condition.Now I want to recover the unallocated space either by combining it to C drive or by making it a separate drive (I prefer combing to C).

Now I've searched every forum and gone through every video on youtube but haven't found a solution.Everyone is suggesting that I should delete recovery drive in order to utilize the unallocated space.The thing is I cannot delete it because my sister is already pissed and then things will get worse.

For those who say not possible, I personally believe that in this era where there are so many computer experts out there, someone might have the solution that I'm looking for.

I just want to utilize the unallocated space(preferably combine with C), without deleting anything or any drives... PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEE HELP ME

Answer:[Help] Recover Unallocated Space

Hi

I will start by explaining why you can't create a new partition using the free space. By default an MBR based partition table will have only four slots available. In your case, all four slots are filled so there is no more room for another new partition is available. If you just delete the "HP Tools" partition, you will be able to create a 375 GB sized primary partition for data storage. It is also possible to convert the "HP Tools" partition to "Logical" and then you will be able to create a new 'Logical" volume using the 373 GB free space. However i am not going in to the details as your goal is to add the free space to "C".

I would suggest the below steps.

1. Download and install "Partition Wizard" from the below link.

Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.
2. Run the tool and move the "HP Tools" partition to the end of unallocated space. The tools partition will be moved near to the recovery partition and the fee space will be moved next to the "C" drive.

3. Expand the "C" drive to cover the entire free space.
The whole process is nicely described on the official tutorial : Do you want to get extended partitions when partition space shortage happens?.

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