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Windows 7 BitLocker password 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)

Question: Windows 7 BitLocker password 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)

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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hello, i use Bitlocker Drive Encryption to lock one partion from two. Everything goes corectly, but after i change my MotherBoard of mai Dell Inspiron Laptop and i put my password, doesn.t work. Bitlocker said isn.t the right password. Im sure about my password.it is true. My warranty changed just my Motherboard and they don.t change nothing in my Hard Drive. I didn.t reinstall my windows. Why Bitlocker Drive doesn.t recognize my password? Please , i need help

Answer:Bitlocker Drive Encryption doesn.t recognize my password

Your harddrive doesn't only have a bitlocker password but bitlocker is also communicating with TPM chip on mainbord. And the mainboard has been swapped so you hav a new TPM chip with other secret key.

Trusted Platform Module - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Didn't they check to see if it was bitlocker protected?
Do you have a backup? I assume you make backups prior to send your machine away

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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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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,

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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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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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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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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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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Havent used this laptop in ages, and am now locked out unles I enter my Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption Recovery Key or pin.  For the life of me cant recall either and have moved and cant locate any of my "notes" on this type of thing either :grrrrrr:  suggestions please!
 
This is for an HP EliteBook 8460p with Windows 7
 
TIA - Ayla[edited location by Moderator]

Answer:HELP! lost my windows bitlocker drive encryption recovery k...

you could try this http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=24626 

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My daughters table is locked on the bitlocker recovery key screen and I am at a lost to figure it out. Its and HP and I dont wanna have to take it in so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Lost my windows bitlocker drive encryption recovery key

Hello @Destro78 Welcome to the HP Support forum. Thank you for posting. BitLocker keys (for personal devices) are stored inside or in many case they are back-up to Microsoft cloud with your Microsoft account. Since this is a tablet, I suspect that I suspect your recovery key is available in Microsoft's OneDrive spaceHere are instructions how you can recover the key as well as how to get back to business.>> http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-surface/locating-your-microsoft-surface-bitlocker-recovery-key>> http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/21433-bitlocker-recovery-unlock-drive-windows-8-a.html  >> http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=237614https://onedrive.live.com/recoverykey Login to the MS account there and check.Use the key to login to your PC.Eventually, if you prefer you can disable BitLocker and turn off device encryption, or save/print the key offlinePlease, note that it is very important for security reasons that you keep the encryption key (Bitlocker key) in a secure place so that only you know it.  More info - re. Recovery key >> https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17133/windows-8-bitlocker-recovery-keys-frequently-asked-qu...>> http://www.thewindowsclub.com/microsoft-windows-10-device-encryption-key>> http://www.howtogeek.com/192894/how-to-set-up-bitlocker-encryption-on-windows/  Hope this helps Let me know if this works for you !   

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If "Deny write access to removable drives not protected by BitLocker" is enabled, how can Antivirus delete/clean infected USB drive that is not encrpyted?
Seems that antivirus only can detect, but cant action.
Any advise?

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Hi,

Detailed Case Information:
I have Windows 10 and BitLocker enabled.

HDD, Seagate 3TB, partitioned into 5 drives.

I did this mistake, I created a bootable USB by easy bcd and tested on host window during boot. Reached to the point where windows setup asks for disk selection, I clicked on the drive(setup says drive encrypted and can't continue) but didn't go further.

Then I boot nothing shows up.

Tried to connect 3tb hard to another PC to unlock drive but it's not accepting correct password and recovery key.

I made windows image before encryption. After restoring that 2nd and 4th drives are not accessible, 5th is formatted and 3rd drive data is intact with minor data loss.

I ran testdisk-7.0 and found no drive in the quick search. The log file is pasted below.
Fri Jul 1 23:56:11 2016
Command line: TestDisk

TestDisk 7.0, Data Recovery Utility, April 2015
Christophe GRENIER <[email protected]>
CGSecurity - Data recovery: TestDisk PhotoRec
OS: Windows 8 (9200)
Compiler: GCC 4.8, Cygwin 1007.34
Compilation date: 2015-04-18T13:01:55
ext2fs lib: 1.42.8, ntfs lib: 10:0:0, reiserfs lib: 0.3.1-rc8, ewf lib: 20120504, curses lib: ncurses 5.9
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sda)=2199023255552
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sdb)=801567145984
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive0)=2199023255552
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive1)=801567145984
disk_get_size_win32 IOCT... Read more

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Hi,
Detailed Case Information:
I have Windows 10 and BitLocker enabled.
HDD, Seagate 3TB, partitioned into 5 drives.
I did this mistake, I created a bootable USB by easy bcd and tested on host window during boot. Reached to the point where windows setup asks for disk selection, I clicked on the drive (setup says drive encrypted and can't continue) but didn't go further.
Then I boot nothing shows up.
Tried to connect 3tb hard to another PC to unlock drive but it's not accepting correct password and recovery key.
I made windows image before encryption. After restoring that 2nd and 4th drives are not accessible, 5th is formatted and 3rd drive data is intact with minor data loss.
My drive is software encrypted.
I ran testdisk-7.0 and found no drive in the quick search. The log file is pasted below.
Fri Jul 1 23:56:11 2016
Command line: TestDisk
TestDisk 7.0, Data Recovery Utility, April 2015
Christophe GRENIER <[email protected]>
OS: Windows 8 (9200)
Compiler: GCC 4.8, Cygwin 1007.34
Compilation date: 2015-04-18T13:01:55
ext2fs lib: 1.42.8, ntfs lib: 10:0:0, reiserfs lib: 0.3.1-rc8, ewf lib: 20120504, curses lib: ncurses 5.9
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sda)=2199023255552
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sdb)=801567145984
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive0)=219 9023255552
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive1)=801 567145984
disk_get_size... Read more

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Hi,
Detailed Case Information:
I have Windows 10 and BitLocker enabled.
HDD, Seagate 3TB, partitioned into 5 drives.
I did this mistake, I created a bootable USB by easy bcd and tested on host window during boot. Reached to the point where windows setup asks for disk selection, I clicked on the drive(setup says drive encrypted and can't continue) but didn't go further.
Then I boot nothing shows up.
Tried to connect 3tb hard to another PC to unlock drive but it's not accepting correct password and recovery key.
I made windows image before encryption. After restoring that 2nd and 4th drives are not accessible, 5th is formatted and 3rd drive data is intact with minor data loss.
I ran testdisk-7.0 and found no drive in the quick search. The log file is pasted below.
Fri Jul 1 23:56:11 2016
Command line: TestDisk TestDisk 7.0, Data Recovery Utility, April 2015
Christophe GRENIER <[email protected]> CGSecurity - Data recovery: TestDisk & PhotoRec
OS: Windows 8 (9200)
Compiler: GCC 4.8, Cygwin 1007.34
Compilation date: 2015-04-18T13:01:55
ext2fs lib: 1.42.8, ntfs lib: 10:0:0, reiserfs lib: 0.3.1-rc8, ewf lib: 20120504, curses lib: ncurses 5.9
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sda)=2199023255552
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(/dev/sdb)=801567145984
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive0)=2199023255552
disk_get_size_win32 IOCTL_DISK_GET_LENGTH_INFO(\\.\PhysicalDrive1)=801567145984
disk_g... Read more

Answer:Windows 10 bitlocker protected drive is not working.

This is tricky to advise on. I am assuming that you successfully enabled hardware encryption on the Seagate drive (when you encrypted it, it would not have taken any time to achieve as opposed to hardware encryption) which means if this is the boot drive (another assumption, looks like you're talking about it like it is the boot drive?) you originally installed Windows to it whilst uninitialized (or you did a Diskpart Clean on it before installing) otherwise it would not be hardware encrypted.
I am also assuming you have a TPM installed, since you give few details.
The TPM means you CANNOT transfer this drive into another PC and unlock it. That's the point of a TPM.
It is not clear whether you are trying to recover the data on the drive, or just to wipe it and do a clean install. If you are trying to wipe it, bring up the command line (via the USB boot stick, it is an option in there somewhere) and run Diskpart Clean on the drive concerned (make sure to select the right drive). If this will not work, use the Seagate utility (can be made as a bootable USB stick too) to do a secure erase. Then it should work.
If it is hardware encrypted, the USB boot stick should ask you to enter the Bitlocker Key before unlocking. I'm not sure why it is not doing so. This really ought to happen with software Bitlocker too, but I don't use that for boot drives so I can't speak from experience. Hard to work out without getting my hands on it. You may find it easier to wipe the drive and reac... Read more

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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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Answer:HOW TO UNLOCK A DRIVE PROTECTED BY BITLOCKER WITHOUT ITS PASSWORD AND RECOVERY KEY ?(I LOST MY PASSWORD AND RECOVERY KEY)

Hi  ashish,
The drive must be unlocked by the recovery password or recovery key. But you lost it and haven?t print the recovery information or save it anywhere. No any other method to help you.
I am sorry for that. I suggest you consult professional data recovery company.
Best regards,
Karen Hu

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I use my USB flash drive at work all the time so I know it works fine. Windows 10 used to read it fine, but stopped about a week or so ago. Now when I select it from the file explorer it either says it is not accessible, access denied, or tries to open Ad-Adware. I can reach the non-protected portion sometimes, but it never prompts me for the password to open the files I need. Any thoughts? Thanks.

Note - I've tried changing the drive letter, but that didn't help. Same things occur. Basically, the unlock message never appears. I also tried it in different USB ports.

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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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Hi,
A CI is deployed to workstations to enable bitlocker. Many desktops are asking for recovery password. Many workstations are encrypted successfully.
how to troubleshoot the reason for desktops which are prompting for recovery password. 

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Hello and good afternoon, I have a issue where a manager started the Bitlocker process on the SD card in his Surface Pro 3

with Windows 8.1. The Bitlocker attempt failed at 3.4% completed but the SD card ended up being Bitlocked without providing the Bitlocker Recovery Key (I've never seen this happen before). He doesn't know the password for the SD card and of course
I've been tasked to somehow release the encryption so that he can get the required information off of the SD card. 



Is there anything that can be done to release the encryption on the SD card or has the SD card been made non-accessible moving forward?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hi folks,
Just came across a scenario for one of our customer. 

Trying to recover data off a drive that is bitlocker encrypted. No recovery key available to get pass bitlocker and access the drive.
Please advise if I reinstall OS preserving the old data in windows.old folder; will I be able to get the access the windows.old folder afterwards to get the data off it.

Thanks in Advance

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My BitLocker password is not working after format my c drive. instead i have my recovery that is also not working.
Please somebody help me to unlock my disk.

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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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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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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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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
I'm running Win 10 Pro version 1607 (OS Build 14393.321), and I have a weird problem with my 298 GB WD in 2.5? SATA enclosure external hard drive. I have used it several times in the past to backup Windows 7 & 10, but now I can use it to backup Win 7 only not Win 10! I believe this problem may have started after I performed a quick format on it using a Win 10 machine, and also ran CHKDSK /R in order to mark the bad sectors.
Now when I use it to backup my Win 10 machine, backup fails with error 0x8031004A: "BitLocker Drive Encryption cannot be used because critical BitLocker system files are missing or corrupted. Use Windows Startup Repair to restore these files to your computer." Also if I click on manage space it gives an error ?The backup location is not connected? even though it is connected and accessible (even shown in the backup page itself)!


Another weird issue, if I try to scan the drive from the Tools tab in Properties, scan fails with this error: ?
Windows was unable to scan the drive?, and the event viewer report shows:
"Checking file system on E:
The shadow copy provider had an unexpected error while trying to process the specified operation.
A snapshot error occured while scanning this drive. You can try again, but if this problem persists, run an offline scan and fix."
But if I chose Scan and Repair, it runs successfully and reports: ?Windows successfully scanned the drive. No errors were found.?
Windows Startup Repair does... Read more

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Hello,

First off, Bitlocker has never been used on this computer. All its drives have never been encrypted. The problem is that when I open Bitlocker Drive Encryption in the Control Panel there are absolutely no drives listed at all. The area under the heading "BitLocker Drive Encryption - Hard Disk Drives" is completely blank, as is the area under "BitLocker To Go". However, Windows Explorer detects all hard and removable drives just fine.

I have tried the following:

1. chkdsk /r (no problems found)
2. sfc /scannnow (no problems found)
3. rebuilding the MBR with Comodo Cleaning Essentials (which didn't quite like the one I had) after aswMBR found no problem
4. repairing/resetting file and registry ownership and permissions to defaults using SubInACL scripts for registry and Tweaking.com for files. (This did fix a few minor nagging problems I had, by the way)
5. a clean boot
6. anti-malware scans (including several offline rescue CD's like Kaspersky, Comodo, ESET and AVG)
7. creating a new user account with admin privileges and trying from there
8. trying to trace file and registry activity with Sysinternals Process Monitor (but I don't really understand what to look for, or what most the results in the listing mean, good or bad)
9. A repair installation/inplace upgrade after a clean boot (this was a problem)

The repair installation fails and aborts quickly with the following error message:

"Setup was unable to determine if BitLocker Drive E... Read more

Answer:Bitlocker Drive Encryption Management does not detect any drives

Is there anyone here who can help me? Thanks.

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Hello,
In our organization we have a policy to require Bitlocker flash drive encryption. This is set via Group Policy. I am having an issue on some computers where when they select to encrypt their flash drive for the first time, they get the following error message:
BitLocker Encryption cannot be applied to this drive because of conflicting Group Policy settings.
When write access to drives not protected by BitLocker is denied, the use of a USB startup key cannot be required. Please
have your system administrator resolve these policy conflicts before attempting to enable BitLocker.

Comparing to my laptop which is working, here is what I've gathered:

Same OU/Group PoliciesNo group membershipsSame TPM settings in BIOS and TPM Management ConsoleTried multiple flash drivesDoesn't matter who is logged in. Local admin, Domain Admin, or the user of the machine.
We do not require a USB startup key (obviously) and the policy is set to store the recovery passwords and key packages in AD DS. Another thing is the workstation HD is encrypted and the recovery key is in AD, so that tells me at least at one point it had
a healthy relationship with the DCs.
I am convinced it is not an issue with the policy, as there are currently only 2 users complaining of this issue out of 450. Where do I go on the workstation side of things to see what is happening? For your peace of mind, I have isolated the workstation
in it's own OU with only one policy applied. Here is what the policy ... Read more

Answer:Bitlocker Policy Error on Flash Drive Encryption

So I ended up opening a ticket with Microsoft. The solution was to change the following registry value from 1 to 0:
HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\FVE\EnableBDEWithNoTPM
For some reason I am guessing during Windows installation it didn't detect the TPM correctly and put that in there. Who knows. Working now!

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Hi,

My external hard drive (2TB Toshiba USB 3.0) with BitLocker To Go encryption was accidentally formatted using Windows ?Quick Format? option.  My PC is running Windows 7 Home Premium.

I do have the following details in relation to the BitLocker encryption for this drive;
- BitLocker Recovery Key
- Full Recovery Key Identification
- BitLocker Password

Is there any way to restore the external drive to the ?pre-format? state so that I can recover/access the data?

The drive is in a good health, ? always removed safely by ejecting from notification area and chkdsk has no errors, ? unfortunately data wasn?t backed up as I was in process of migrating to new PC and accidentally deleted the master back-up .

Any help or suggestions would be greatly welcomed.

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Every where i look, people are saying to open BitLocker in Control Panel, but i cant find it anywhere. I am using an HP Notebook 2000 with windows 8.1. if someone could help that would be awesome!!!

Answer:Cant find BitLocker Drive Encryption in control panel at all! HELP!!!!!!!

Hi?
Have you ever changed a group policy setting? run "gpedit.msc", this will lauch GP Editor, then locate to User configuration\Administrative Templates\Administrative Templates\Hide specified
Control Panel items,
check whether it is enabled, and check whether you have added Microsoft.BitLockerDriveEncryption
in the list.Or you can just right click the hard drive which you want to set up BitLocker, then see whether there's an option "Turn on BitLocker".
Yolanda Zhu
TechNet Community Support

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Hi,

I hope I'm on the right section of this forum.

Yesterday, I installed windows 7 on a bitlocker protected drive. At first, when I tried to install, it asked me for a passkey, but my colleague suddenly press something in the keyboard and the installation continued.

Now, the owner want back the original set up for his laptop. Is there anyway to revert back or recover the old partition? btw, the laptop is in a different domain previously. Now, since I reimaged it, I also put it in our domain.

Any help will be highly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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Hi
After rebooting one of our test machines, bitlocker wanted the recovery key.
There were no hardware modifications on that machine.
Error message in event log:
Bootmgr failed to obtain the bitlocker volume master key from the TPM because the PCRs did not match
Event id 24635, source bitlocker-driver
 Each time the machine starts, the recovery key is needed.
Any idea how to solve that issue and why it happens?
update:
Second partition was created manually on that machine. So that's clear that bitlocker reacts...
But now: how can I confirm those changes so that the recovery key is not needed each time we boot?

Answer:Bitlocker enabled drive, recovery key needed during boot, PCS did not match, event id 24635, source bitlocker-driver

Hi,
 
I would like to confirm if BitLocker accepts the recovery key?
 
Please update the BIOS to improve the stability for TPM first.
 
I also would like to suggest you disable and enable BitLocker again to reset the settings.
 
For more information, please refer to the following link:
 
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd835565(WS.10).aspx
 
Regards,
 
Arthur Li
TechNet Subscriber Support
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I damaged my drive, while I use decrypting my BitLocker encrypted External Hard Disk, due to numerous disconnection because of loose USB port. The Decryption was almost half way done. Now the drive is not shown in My Computer but it is detectable through other O/S like MAC, Linux as Unknown partition.
The data is extremely important, so I dont want to resolve in formatting the drive. Is there a way, I could fix my drive.

Answer:Bitlocker Corrupted Drive

If you you were decrypting the drive and it failed...then no the data is lost. You might try and use those recovery tools to try and rescues it. However, encryption is not a play thing to be abused. When things go wrong, they go wrong.

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First the problem was that I needed my Bitlocker Password, which I got and entered and it didn't work. Then I found some info to enter a command code when the Bitlocker Password isn't working and that didn't work. Now I'm stuck at Choose an option screen and don't know how to get back into my laptop. I've only had it for a couple of months so I'm happy to reset to factory settings, if that is easiest.

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Hey, I'm trying to configure my secondary internal HDD to lock with bitlocker, since acronis won't back it up well with truecrypt, but I still want to encrypt my OS drive with truecrypt since I don't have a TPM, and have to use a USB key to unlock it at startup, which I think is a vulnerability since anyone can just grab my USB and plop it into the computer. Is there any way I can bypass this restriction, or even better, have BitLocker require a startup PIN without having a TPM?

Answer:The OS drive must be protected by Bitlocker to automatically unlock.

Hello,

There is a turotial here:
How To Use BitLocker on Drives without TPM - How-To Geek

Dave

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I am new to bitlocker but I want to start using it. I set it up my c drive and now I think that my drive is secure however, I came across these two pages, Passware Kit Decrypts Hard Disks Encrypted with BitLocker or TrueCrypt and This $299 Tool Decrypts BitLocker, PGP, and TrueCrypt Disks What do I have to do to make these tools unusable?

Answer:How do I make my drive fullly protected with bitlocker?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by onlineth


I am new to bitlocker but I want to start using it. I set it up my c drive and now I think that my drive is secure however, I came across these two pages, Passware Kit Decrypts Hard Disks Encrypted with BitLocker or TrueCrypt and This $299 Tool Decrypts BitLocker, PGP, and TrueCrypt Disks What do I have to do to make these tools unusable?


Is your data worth $995.00 or $299.00 to anyone other than you? I realize this is not a direct answer to the question, but it may be all that matters.

HTH

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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, 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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Hello all! Quick question.

Can you use a Bitlocker'd jump drive as a Windows Install Media?

Thanks!

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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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Hello
I want to using BitLocker Drive Encryption and  if you copy these files to another drive or a different PC, they're automatically decrypted but i want to restrict automatically decrypted so that user can't use data to other laptop. 

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my drive is corrupted and i used bitlocker to encrypt it and in the process it stopped and when i try to resume it says "the disk is corrupted and unreadable" and i would really love to see my files back again because half of my life is there.
please help because i dont know what to do 

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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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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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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 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 am running Windows 10 Pro on a HP Proliant ML110 G7 machine, and decided to install bitlocker using a password and USB key. The machine does NOT have a TPM installed.

I first activated it on 2 logical volumes. Then I tried to activate it on my OS boot drive (C, and after the step where I created my password and USB rescue key it said it would reboot to test the keys and then commence with the encryption. It rebooted and then, with the USB key inserted, read the key correctly and proceeded to give me a blue screen saying that my PC was unbootable with the error message "Unmountable_Boot_Volume", and suggested I repair the startup process with a windows installation disc or USB.

I did, but when I boot the PC using a Windows 10 install USB and try to run startup repair it asks me for the password or the USB key or the Number key, and I try them all but say they're wrong, and I know they're correct because when I try to boot directly to the hard drive they are accepted.

Is there anything else I can try? Help.

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I am running Windows 10 Pro on a HP Proliant ML110 G7 machine, and decided to install bitlocker using a password and USB key. The machine does NOT have a TPM installed.

I first activated it on 2 logical volumes. Then I tried to activate it on my OS boot drive (C, and after the step where I created my password and USB rescue key it said it would reboot to test the keys and then commence with the encryption. It rebooted and then, with the USB key inserted, read the key correctly and proceeded to give me a blue screen saying that my PC was unbootable with the error message "Unmountable_Boot_Volume", and suggested I repair the startup process with a windows installation disc or USB.

I did, but when I boot the PC using a Windows 10 install USB and try to run startup repair it asks me for the password or the USB key or the Number key, and I try them all but say they're wrong, and I know they're correct because when I try to boot directly to the hard drive they are accepted.

Is there anything else I can try? Help.

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Hello windows seven,

I was thinking for this...

Local Disk C --> either bitlocker encrypted or unencrypted.
Local Disk D --> bitlocker encrypted partition and a space for backup

How can I backup and recover if using Acronis?

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Hello Dears. I had encrypted my drive by Bitlocker in windows 7. 
few days after my friend did quick format in my encrypted drive.
my 300 gb of data lost. and nothing saved
i remember unlock password. 
how can i recover my data ??? i need my data
i tried drive recovering tools (advanced EFS data recovery, easeus . . ,) . but . . . it's encrypted and formatted drive. 
can i undo quick format and decrypt ???
sorry my english is not good.
someone help me please. 

Answer:Can i recover lost data from encrypted drive by Bitlocker

BitLocker is not the cause of failed to recover files. Format a drive will clear all data saved on the hard disk. Thus recovery formatted data will be a hard disk based technology but not related to operation system. There is no build-in data recovery feature in Windows operations. So we will needto use third party recovery tool or contact third party data recovery company for current issue.

As recovery missing data service will be expensive, we can also check emails and contact friends to see if that can help get a part of files back especially for photos, documents etc.

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Hello,
I accidently formatted one of my drives which was previously encrypted.
I tried some third party software as "recover my file" but it didn't work.
Later then, I experimented on a formatted (not encrypted before) usb drive to recover files by same software and it did work.
After that, I encrypted the usb drive and then formatted it. Then I tried to recover by same software, but it didn't work. So, it's apparent that it is not possible to recover from a encrypted and formatted drive by a usual recovery software. Is there any
other method that can help me.
Please inform, I'm in a dire need.
Thanks.

Answer:How can I recover files from a formatted drive which was encrypted by bitlocker.

Hi,


I suggest you contact the local data recovery company to recover the data. Thank you for your understanding.


Regards,

Vincent Wang
TechNet Community Support

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I need advices about how can I solve my issue:

I have an external drive. I started the encryption drive with bitlocker, during encryption process,
the drive has been disconnected so I wasn?t able to continue the encryption process.

Now, the drive is partially encrypted. When I want to access the drive, I got the error message
?Encryption Failed to recover from an abruptly terminated conversion?.

I would like a procedure to recover the remaining data: encrypted and non encrypted

I used M3 Bitlocker Recovery but the tool freezes, I am currently trying TestDisk 7.0. Analysis
is in progress.

You'll find attached screenshots and detailed description of the situation.

I have the passwords & recovery keys

ps: I cant attach screenshots

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I have problem with write access on the external drive which is encrypted by BitLocker on Windows 7. I can open disk when I type pass also full permissions on the disk was given to me explicitly but when I want copy something or create folder I
get message with insuficient write permissions. Have somebody idea how to solve this ?

Thanks


Krp0

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Hi!
I am running Windows 7 Enterprise with Bitlocker.
Unfortunately I ran into problems booting up and eventually it looked like the harddrive (SSD) was malfunctioning. My backup solution was fresh so I haven't given it much thought, just replaced the drive, but I would still like to know if it's possible to
recover data from the drive while it's encrypted with Bitlocker?
I have searched the net for info but none of them seem to focus on my problem; the drive itself shows no volume information, so I'm unable to run any decryption protocols on it. Therefore I'm unable to run any recovery software on it either.
I'm afraid I might've made the situation worse with my attempts at recovery, but still, any help is appreciated!

Best Regards,
Heini

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i brought a new laptop few days ago from hp world with windows 10 but in this windows there is no option found for "BitLocker is a full disk encryption" in control panel and not even when i am trying click on any drive , give some response of it what i do

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Hi,

I have encountered this problem which is bugging me for days now.
I was just creating back ups of my files to a different location of my PC (diff. partition, to be exact), the usual copy and paste. After a few minutes, I got this error that says 123.xlsx cannot be copied because the file is missing. I decided to skip it and continue backing up other files. After copying, I tried to locate and open the 123.xlsx file. The file was there but upon opening and after entering the password, it says "The file is corrupt and cannot be opened." I have 3 files like this, all of which are password protected. So I'm assuming that the password protection of excel has something to do with it.

I have tried multiple excel recovery tools from google. Even the steps for recovering corrupted files from Microsoft website, none of them worked.

I'm using MS Excel 2013, windows 8.1 64 bit; if it helps.

Please, I'm desperate. The files are equal to months of work. ( I know, I know, i should back up my files more often.)

Best regards,
 

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I recently bought an HP laptop at an estate sale. The previous owner is deceased. There is a windows password and the previous owners son also said it had Bitlocker installed. I am not interested in saving any of the data that is on there but rather I simply want to wipe or format the hard drive and install another operating system from a bootable installation CD.
I am NOT the most computer techy kind of guy in the first place, so basically I need the quickest and easiest method, if there is one.
Thank you in advance!!
 

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Hi,

I know this is a well discussed topic,but i have been searching for an answer and trying out solutions(in vain) for almost 2hrs.

The problem is that i cant install Windows8,since i have a dynamic drive...
but i cant covert it into basic...
usually everyone has their main disk marked as basic,but mines marked as dynamic..ive attached the image..(x.jpg)
so i downloaded the minitool software ...now my doubt is should i click the convert to basic as shown in fig (v.jpg)? but doesnt doing so delete my windows 7 file or do some damage to the files existing? creating a backup is a viable option,but im just not sure of this whole procedure...

pls help..

Answer:Windows 8 Dynamic-Basic Drive Conversion Problem

Yes it will delete all partitions and data on the drive. Back up first, some more info here, Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk.

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I have a problem that when I encryption my PC using bitLocker encryption drive it was working fine
and i decryption
so, when I wanna encryption it again I got this message

"The Group Policy settings for BitLocker startup options are in conflict and cannot be applied. Contact your system administrator for more information."

So anyone can help me to solve this problem
I have windows7 (64bit) enterprise

thanks

Answer:problem using Bitlocker encription drive (build in windows)

Hi,

Since its an Enterprise system, and you are getting messages to contact your system administrator, this suggests its a work PC. I would recommend contacting your system administrator for help.

Regards,
Golden

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I am running Windows 10 Pro. I am using BitLocker on a non-system drive and not on my system drive. I am not planning on using it on my system drive. I do not have a TPM compatible computer.

Once I log into Windows, I would like to be prompted for the password to unlock my data drive. I did have this running correctly before I started having problems with my computer and had to do a clean install of Windows 10. I have searched for hours but can't find the article that walked me through how to do this.

I found a ton of articles that don't fit my situation because I don't want to auto-unlock, use a USB key or encrypt my system drive.

I would be very grateful if anyone can help me with this.

Thanks,

Jason P.

Answer:Have Bitlocker Prompt for Password on Non-System Drive

Jason P said:

I am running Windows 10 Pro. I am using BitLocker on a non-system drive and not on my system drive. I am not planning on using it on my system drive. I do not have a TPM compatible computer.

Once I log into Windows, I would like to be prompted for the password to unlock my data drive. I did have this running correctly before I started having problems with my computer and had to do a clean install of Windows 10. I have searched for hours but can't find the article that walked me through how to do this.

I found a ton of articles that don't fit my situation because I don't want to auto-unlock, use a USB key or encrypt my system drive.

I would be very grateful if anyone can help me with this.

Thanks,

Jason P.



This should help: BitLocker - Turn On for Fixed Data Drives in Windows 8

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I am running Windows 10 Pro. I am using BitLocker on a non-system drive and not on my system drive. I am not planning on using it on my system drive. I do not have a TPM compatible computer.

Once I log into Windows, I would like to be prompted for the password to unlock my data drive. I did have this running correctly before I started having problems with my computer and had to do a clean install of Windows 10. I have searched for hours but can't find the article that walked me through how to do this.

I found a ton of articles that don't fit my situation because I don't want to auto-unlock, use a USB key or encrypt my system drive.

I would be very grateful if anyone can help me with this.

Thanks,

Jason P.

Answer:Have Bitlocker Prompt for Password on Non-System Drive

Originally Posted by Jason P


I am running Windows 10 Pro. I am using BitLocker on a non-system drive and not on my system drive. I am not planning on using it on my system drive. I do not have a TPM compatible computer.

Once I log into Windows, I would like to be prompted for the password to unlock my data drive. I did have this running correctly before I started having problems with my computer and had to do a clean install of Windows 10. I have searched for hours but can't find the article that walked me through how to do this.

I found a ton of articles that don't fit my situation because I don't want to auto-unlock, use a USB key or encrypt my system drive.

I would be very grateful if anyone can help me with this.

Thanks,

Jason P.



This should help: BitLocker - Turn On for Fixed Data Drives in Windows 8

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Hello dear
I am a college teacher and a PhD student from Pakistan. Some months back I got D Drive of my Laptop protected with BitLocker. But I changed the password in end September, that i forgot. I do
remember the old password. Please help me to unlock my drive.

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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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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, 
Correct bitlocker password & RecoveryKey Can't unlock my drive !
I have an external drive encrypted by bitlocker, and works fine until........... I re-installed the OS One day.

I am petty sure the password is correct, but always  give me error: THE PASSWORD ENTERED IS INCORRECT.

I was trying to use my recovery key, But always says: The Key doesn't match this drive

I have double checked that this ReveryKey matches this drive.- see image below





BTW. I lost the External Key while re-install my OS.

Also tried Repair Tool using the Recovery Key, still no lucky, Here's result:

I don't know what else I can do to get my drive unlocked!

Any one can help me?
Thank you!!

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Hi, 
Correct bitlocker password & RecoveryKey Can't unlock my drive
I have 2 hard drive in my computer, 1st one runs OS, 2nd one using bitlocker to encrypt and works fine until........... I re-installed the OS on the 1st Drive (didn't touch 2nd drive at all, the only thing is that during the installation, I manually turned
off the power once due to the computer locks up.)
Now when I try to open my 2nd hard drive typing bitlocker password, always says: wrong password.
Then I was trying to use the Recovery Key to unlock, but always say:  the key does not match the drive. -- I am pertty sure this key is for this drive.
Is there anything else I can try? Or any more information needed to help me get my data back?
Thanks

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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