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Bitlocker recover password

Question: Bitlocker recover password

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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Preferred Solution: Bitlocker recover password

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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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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 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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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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Hi,

How can i recover SSD with bitlocker active? When i put the SSD disk plugged in another machine with external adapter, i can see the disk but with RAW format. I have the recovery key but when i use the recover software (example EASEUS) i cannot see any field to put my recovery key and i cannot see any important files to recover because the drive has encripted.

Someone else had the same problem?

Sorry for my bad english.

Many thanks in advance.
Jo?o Vieira

Answer:SSD with bitlocker dead - How to Recover

Hello and welcome Joao mate I think you might be better posting in the 8 forum - same folks same organisation

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Hello,
my laptop has freezed, I restart it with power button but now, at start up, BitLocker said that:





You need to enter your recovery key because Secure Boot has been disabled. Either Secure Boot must be re-enabled, or BitLocker must be suspended for Windows to start normally.





I gone to UEFI settings and define a password to re-enabled Secure Boot but BitLocker when I restart comptuer said that Bios secure parameters has changed... It doesn't solve the problem.

The problem is I don't have my recovery key. I tried to recover my recovery key using Microsoft account but I had to update my phone number and so my security settings are locked for one month. My question is :
Is it possible to boot on Ubuntu USB key or plug HDD to an Ubuntu computer, copy files and decrypt them one by one with my password session ?Is it possible to retrieve my recovery key using Windows command line and session password ? (I can access to Windows recovery menu so I have access to commands line.)Is a program to decrypt completely my hard drive exists ? I will write it on a USB key, start it, enter my session password and it will decrypt all the disk or something like that.
Thanks a lot.

Answer:How can I recover my BitLocker recovery key

What do you mean by "session password?"

Assuming you are using a TPM with BitLocker (which is the default) then there is no way to recover your drive without the recovery key. That is the entire point of BitLocker.

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I went out and bought a 128gb 1.8" SSD for the purpose of upgrading my x301 to Win 7.  I really wanted to preserve my old XP environment on the stock 64gb. I did a fresh Win 7 Ultimate install, initially I installed the 64bit version but found my VPN software would not support it so then I wiped and installed 32 bit.  I did leave the 100mb partition that the 64bit version created. Installed Win 7 32bit, installed the lenovo software update program and let it put all of the software on the laptop.  Did the win 7 update thing (this all took the better part of a day). I wresteled the TPM chip and now have it owned by win 7.  Had to do the "hit esc" till the red win7 loader, power off, enter bios, clear keys method, but it worked.  Now Win 7 says it ownes the tpm. Trying to turn on Bitlocker doing the "key test" results in the screen on every reboot saying that something has changed.  I then turned on bitlocker, let it encrypt drive without doing the test and it completed sucessfully but every reboot asks for the recovery key. I've tried just about every "fix" I can find for this, including, changing bios boot order to only include hdd, suspending/resuming BL and a host of other things as well, updated bios.  Nothing seems to work.  I'd really like to use bit locker but not if it is not going to work right. I did come across a post that involved some policy editing then turning of/on again and have not yet trie... Read more

Answer:X301 Bitlocker asking for recover key every time.

I believe I found the problem enabling bitlocker on my x301.  I tried just about every possible thing I could find on the internet and was unable to get it enabled.  Every time on the next boot I would get the message (pre windows), from the bios that the environment had been changed and bitlocker would fail to encrypt the drive.  If I encrypted the drive without the bitlocker test it would encrypt but every boot would make me enter they recovery key in order to boot. Last night I found a post that indicated that bitlocker would make a 300 meg partition (100 for itself, 200 for oem utilities).  That got me thinking.  Today I decided to shrink my system partition and leave some unpartitioned space on the drive in case it was trying to make this partition.  That's when things changed.  Suddenly bitlocker started working properly.  I still only see the 100 meg windows partition, but maybe there is another hidden partition that it was unable to create because I had given all the space to my system drive.  I left 500 megs unpartitioned, enabled bitlocker and it's working fine.  For me, problem solved.  Hope this helps someone.  One nice thing about Win7 is that it allows you to shrink/expand volumns right from disk management so no playing around with PE boot disks.

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i m having nokia lumia 625, with OS windows10 10166 build installed. 3days back i got a blue screen with Bitlocker. i tried every possible thing like i used 'LSRT' & 'WSRT' but while installing the download package i m getting error code as 0x80131500 on 'LSRT'
plz help me to reset my device..
thank you.
P.S:- my pc is having windows 10 RTM, firewall is disabled

Answer:How can i recover my device from 'BitLocker' blue screen?

Plz some1 rply

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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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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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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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To install another operating system, I forced to resize my partitions.
I had a drive that was encrypted with bitlocker. After changing the drive and restart I noticed there were only two of the drives that on them Windows installed and another drives changed to free space.
Bitlocker encrypted drive was 100G and another drive 244G. Drives I converted to a drive then format it to restore my data. All the information was not encrypted, was returned but encrypted data was not returned even one bit. I changed the size of D to 200 GB again and after a lot of searching I found the repair-bde command.

this was result.
is there any solution to back my data?
please help

Answer:How to recover my data,encrypted by Bitlocker?(with this condition)

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Please check this tutorial in the hope it will help you remove the Bitlocker drive encryption.

BitLocker Drive Encryption - Windows 7 Drive - Turn On or Off with no TPM

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I went out and bought a 128gb 1.8" SSD for the purpose of upgrading my x301 to Win 7. I really wanted to preserve my old XP environment on the stock 64gb.

I did a fresh Win 7 Ultimate install, initially I installed the 64bit version but found my VPN software would not support it so then I wiped and installed 32 bit. I did leave the 100mb partition that the 64bit version created.

Installed Win 7 32bit, installed the lenovo software update program and let it put all of the software on the laptop. Did the win 7 update thing (this all took the better part of a day).

I wresteled the TPM chip and now have it owned by win 7. Had to do the "hit esc" till the red win7 loader, power off, enter bios, clear keys method, but it worked. Now Win 7 says it ownes the tpm.

Trying to turn on Bitlocker doing the "key test" results in the screen on every reboot saying that something has changed. I then turned on bitlocker, let it encrypt drive without doing the test and it completed sucessfully but every reboot asks for the recovery key.

I've tried just about every "fix" I can find for this, including, changing bios boot order to only include hdd, suspending/resuming BL and a host of other things as well, bios updated. Nothing seems to work. I'd really like to use bit locker but not if it is not going to work right.

I did come across a post that involved some policy editing then turning of/on again and have not yet tried that.

Just wonderin... Read more

Answer:Lenovo X301 Bitlocker asking for recover key every time..

I believe I found the problem enabling bitlocker on my x301. I tried just about every possible thing I could find on the internet and was unable to get it enabled. Every time on the next boot I would get the message (pre windows), from the bios that the environment had been changed and bitlocker would fail to encrypt the drive. If I encrypted the drive without the bitlocker test it would encrypt but every boot would make me enter the recovery key in order to boot.

Last night I found a post that indicated that bitlocker would make a 300 meg partition (100 for itself, 200 for oem utilities). That got me thinking. Today I decided to shrink my system partition and leave some unpartitioned space on the drive in case it was trying to make this partition. That's when things changed. Suddenly bitlocker started working properly. I still only see the 100 meg windows partition, but maybe there is another hidden partition that it was unable to create because I had given all the space to my system drive. I left 500 megs unpartitioned, enabled bitlocker and it's working fine. For me, problem solved.


Hope this helps someone. One nice thing about Win7 is that it allows you to shrink/expand volumns right from disk management so no playing around with PE boot disks.

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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!
Sorry for my english. I formatted my bitlocker encrypted patition (80GB, about 30GB of data).
I lost all of my data on that patition.
How can i recover data? I dont have recovery key, but i remember the password.
Thanks in advance!

Answer:How do i recover files from formatted BitLocker encrypted patition

Have a look whether you have a restore point from before you did the encryption. Maybe you can get the files from there. See here how:

ShadowExplorer - Recover Lost Files and Folders

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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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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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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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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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Hi,
please help
how can I recover data from a damaged disk (not physically) of an external encrypted Bitlocer.
Description of the situation:

After connecting the drive - I can decipher it by typing the password - but when you try to open the contents of the report the message "format disk"
- the disk probably has some volume damaged - it has been disconnected from the computer (without being turned off)
What I have done so far:

Using the "Lazesoft" program - I managed to copy (of course after entering the password
on the damaged disk)
the content to another external disk (full - looking after size) but -
this data is encrypted (mainly ending with .ER)
I am asking for a hint:

whether the data that is on the new disk can somehow read (on this disk I can try) [or/and]how to create a damaged disk image to try on another disk [or/and]how to repair a damaged disk (as a last resort) - I am afraid of total data loss [or/and]what other program to use to copy data from a damaged disk
but decrypted
Thank you in advance for your help
Best Regards
S?awek

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Check the site and bookmark it. I can vouch for Testdisk. in recovering Partitions. click here

Answer:Password Recover, Partition Recover

^^^

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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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Question: Bitlocker password

Here's the problem -
I have a tablet that, when booted, immediately wants the Bitlocker password. The password was lost, so I go the web site to request it, and the email address domain no longer exists, so the password cannot be sent.
I cannot access anything other than the Bitlocker password screen, so how can I open this drive to do anything at all?

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Question: BitLocker Password

Hello Friends


I just Re-Install WINDOWS 7 Ultimate on my HP G62 , when ever i try to unlock my USB flash drive it do not ask for password instead it ask for recovery key which i do no t have, How can i access to my files on the drive. I have password with me.

Thanks

Answer:BitLocker Password

Hello yousafali, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to use step 2 in the tutorial below with your BitLocker password to recover your BitLocker drive.

BitLocker Repair Tool - Recover Drive in Windows 7 and 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have seen this question asked elsewhere several times, but with different answers...so I just want to make sure my understanding of BitLocker is correct.

In the past, I had used BitLocker on several computers that did Not have a TPM...therefore I had to use a strong 30/40/50+ character password, which was not a problem. I am now working with a new computer that came with a TPM installed...so now instead of a long password, I am restricted to a maximum of 20 characters (even with enhanced PIN's enabled, it still only lets you use 20 characters, which I'm not sure why 20 is the limit?)

From my understanding, even though it is a much shorter PIN, it is more secure than a long password because the TPM only allows up to 32 attempts before locking out...and then lets 1 more attempt every 2 hours...thereby allowing only just over 4,000 attempts per year (according to both basic math as well as a Microsoft article). Thereby making brute forcing the PIN pretty much impossible even if you use just a 6 digit number.

In addition, if you put the hard drive in another computer, the PIN won't work...you would now need to use the recovery key/recovery password...which is also impractical to brute force.

Is my understating pretty much correct? Or am I missing anything? At first it would seem a 50 character password is more secure than a 6 digit PIN number, but after reviewing everything, it seems that the TPM makes the PIN 'stronger' than the password? Is there any benefit to turning ... Read more

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I have seen this question asked elsewhere several times, but with different answers...so I just want to make sure my understanding of BitLocker is correct.

In the past, I had used BitLocker on several computers that did Not have a TPM...therefore I had to use a strong 30/40/50+ character password, which was not a problem. I am now working with a new computer that came with a TPM installed...so now instead of a long password, I am restricted to a maximum of 20 characters (even with enhanced PIN's enabled, it still only lets you use 20 characters, which I'm not sure why 20 is the limit?)

From my understanding, even though it is a much shorter PIN, it is more secure than a long password because the TPM only allows up to 32 attempts before locking out...and then lets 1 more attempt every 2 hours...thereby allowing only just over 4,000 attempts per year (according to both basic math as well as a Microsoft article). Thereby making brute forcing the PIN pretty much impossible even if you use just a 6 digit number.

In addition, if you put the hard drive in another computer, the PIN won't work...you would now need to use the recovery key/recovery password...which is also impractical to brute force.

Is my understating pretty much correct? Or am I missing anything? At first it would seem a 50 character password is more secure than a 6 digit PIN number, but after reviewing everything, it seems that the TPM makes the PIN 'stronger' than the password? Is there any benefit to turning ... Read more

Answer:Bitlocker...TPM + PIN vs Password?

Anyone?

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Hi everyone,
I have BitLocker enabled for my custom built computer's main drive and forgot the password since I haven't used the computer for a month or so. I looked at a lot of possible ways to fix the problem, yet they don't apply. I don't have a backup recovery key on a USB nor a printout. I used to have it in my Microsoft account, but I don't know where it is now. What can I do to start up my PC without having to format the drive? I have important files on here that I forgot to back up, and would love to get access to them again. Also, I have a text file that I can access from another drive that has all my general passwords. I know the first, second, and last characters of the password, yet I cannot remember everything in between.

All help is appreciated. Thanks

Answer:Forgot BitLocker Password

Hi pepanee.

Bitlocker encrypts your files so you need the password to reverse.

Are you using a local account or a Microsoft account to sign in? Are you able to log in?
This article actually has a link to Bitlocker Recovery keys assuming you're in your microsoft account.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...sked-questions
Ken

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Greetings,
I am having a HDD with bit-locker encryption protected. My laptop motherboard gone faulty, Now i am trying to attach the HDD externally but it's not accepting the password at all. Please help me how i can access my data, the data is very important to me.
Also I lost my recovery key because i forget to store the key anywhere at the time of encryption.

Regards,
Damodar Mahajan

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I have a pendrive which contains an important data .I turned on the bitlocker,but forgot the password ,here is the out put any help would be great

Answer:Forgot bitlocker password

If you use a Microsoft account you may find your bitlocker recovery key here: Bitlocker Recovery Keys

If not and you really have forgotten it (you didn't print it out or save it anywhere) then you are out of luck.

Bitlocker Recovery Keys Frequently Asked Questions

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Hi everyone,
I have BitLocker enabled for my custom built computer's main drive and forgot the password since I haven't used the computer for a month or so. I looked at a lot of possible ways to fix the problem, yet they don't apply. I don't have a backup recovery key on a USB nor a printout. I used to have it in my Microsoft account, but I don't know where it is now. What can I do to start up my PC without having to format the drive? I have important files on here that I forgot to back up, and would love to get access to them again. Also, I have a text file that I can access from another drive that has all my general passwords. I know the first, second, and last characters of the password, yet I cannot remember everything in between.

All help is appreciated. Thanks

Answer:Forgot BitLocker Password

Hi pepanee.

Bitlocker encrypts your files so you need the password to reverse.

Are you using a local account or a Microsoft account to sign in? Are you able to log in?
This article actually has a link to Bitlocker Recovery keys assuming you're in your microsoft account.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...sked-questions
Ken

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hi, I forgot my bitlocker password. I only have key id. Please help

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On WIndows 10 Professional, can you use Bitlocker on a PC that has no TPM, and also not use a USB key? That is, can you specify that your drive will be unlocked solely by a password?

Answer:option to only use password for Bitlocker?

Sadly it defeats the purpose of bit-locker if it only used a password. So no you must use either a TPM or a USB.

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I am using W10 Pro on a Dell computer. I selected BitLocker and followed the prompts and it encrypted my C: drive. At no time did it give the option to setup a password. How do I do that? It would seem an encryption is useless without password protection.
 

Answer:BitLocker, no password setup

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I need help turning on Bitlocker with password (not with flashdrive) on a HP Envy x2 15 inch tablet laptop. It's new and is running Windows 8.1 which I upgraded to Pro edition.

Bitlocker will turn on and function, but only via flashdrive key. When I attempt to turn on Bitlocker, it only offers the option to use a flashdrive. I don't want to use a flashdrive due to fears of loss. I want the password option. No matter what I do, I can't seem to get the password option to appear as an option.

Searches on Windows help and Microsoft help have produced no results other than the same general instructions to turn on Bitlocker in the same ways I have already tried. When I search the problem, no articles appear - null search results.

Has anyone else experienced this problem? And does anyone have a solution to try other than the usual turn on Bitlocker and select password.

Thanks much.

Answer:turning on Bitlocker with password in Win 8.1 pro

Hello cpsMcDonald, and welcome to Eight Forums.

It depends on if your PC as a TPM chip or not.

For now, double check through the tutorial below to see if it may help.

BitLocker - Turn On or Off for OS Drive in Windows 8

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I have a pendrive which contains an important data .I turned on the bitlocker,but forgot the password ,here is the out put any help would be great

Answer:Forgot bitlocker password

If you use a Microsoft account you may find your bitlocker recovery key here: Bitlocker Recovery Keys

If not and you really have forgotten it (you didn't print it out or save it anywhere) then you are out of luck.

Bitlocker Recovery Keys Frequently Asked Questions

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hi buddy,

I have my portable drive encrypted with bitlocker. However, everytime i connect with computer it doesnt appear a window to type in password to unlock rather than a recovery key. Unfortunately, I lost my receovery key so I can not solve this problem

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I have a Thinkpad T440s w/ Windows 10 Professional.

Recently Bitlocker has stopped accepting my password. After I turn off and on the computer a couple times it finally accepts my password. I type in my password every day but it's long so I thought maybe I was not typing it in correctly. So a week
ago I changed it to something extremely simple (7 characters) just to test it out and ensure I wasn't entering it wrong. This worked fine for about a week. Then today I turn on the computer enter my easy password and it says it's incorrect. I turn off the
computer multiple times but it still won't accept my password. Finally I had to use my recovery key. So now I don't know what to do. My password is clearly correct but Bitlocker sometimes accepts it and sometimes does not. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.

Phil

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i have a problem that i lock my D drive by bitlocker. window unlock drive by password but can not remove permanently
i want remove it permanently \ can any body help me
[email protected]

Answer:Bitlocker remove password

Hi,
To turn off BitLocker Drive Encryption
1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click System and Security, and then click BitLocker Drive Encryption.
2. Find the drive on which you want BitLocker Drive Encryption turned off, and click Turn Off BitLocker.
3. A message is displayed, informing you that the drive will be decrypted and that decryption may take some time. Click Decrypt the drive to continue and turn off BitLocker on the drive.
By completing this procedure, you have decrypted the drive and removed BitLocker protection.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee424315(v=ws.10).aspxTracy Cai
TechNet Community Support

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I have activated Bitlocker on two identical W8.1 pro machines, and on the first (C1) I have the option to use a password when logging into the computer, but the other (C2) only ask for the recovery key from USB stick. Both computers have no TPM, so Bitlocker is enabled without TPM, but this should give the possibility to start the computers using a password on 8.1 pro.

Can I somehow add a password to C2, or is my only option to remove the Bitlocker encryption and try again?

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Hello,
I use Win8 PRO and BitLocker to encrypt my system drive.
My notebook hasn't TPM module, so I changed group rules and allow to use BitLocker without TPM.
I enabled BitLocker, write key backup to flash drive and use PIN to unlock BitLocker.

Everything works fine except one think... when I start computer, there is BitLocker start screen and I must write PIN.
Always, really ALWAYS first-time password is invalid. Tried to write it very, very slow and I'm sure its correct... but BitLocker said it isn't.
I must delete it and write again... click enter and... pass is valid!
I try to use insert to show password - in this case, first-time password are correct and Bitlocker accepts its.
Unfortunatelly, it isn't secure method.

Strange problem, but what can I do?

Answer:BitLocker - always invalid password

That would indicate the first time you type it, it is in fact wrong. Try typing it and then after you've typed it, hit insert and see if it's correct.

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hello,
I have my portable drive encrypted with bitlocker. However, everytime i connect with computer it doesnt appear a window to type in password to unlock rather than a recovery key. Unfortunately, I lost my receovery key so I can not solve this problem. please
help,

thank you

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hi buddy,

I have my portable drive encrypted with bitlocker. However, everytime i connect with computer it doesnt appear a window to type in password to unlock rather than a recovery key. Unfortunately, I lost my receovery key so I can not solve this problem

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Hi, I have a user that has shown me their bitlocker password does NOT work and the system tries to have them enter their password again and again. After 3 or 4 tries, using the same password, they finally can get into windows. I have no issues typing in
the manual recovery key, or using a USB recovery stick.
I have tried having them change their pin, i have also tried having them install a temporary USB keyboard to use instead of their laptop keyboard - no luck. I have multiple laptops deployed with bitlocker, but this is the first with this issue. Are there
any known problems with passwords not working to unlock a bitlocker protected computer? Is there a fix that can be performed, or a hotfix that i can install to address this?
Thanx

Answer:Bitlocker Password does not work at boot.

As of right now, i have not heard any complaints from the user.
I redid both the bitlocker installation, and the TPM settings....If this issue does come back, i'll continue to post.

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I would like to enable BitLocker on my laptop, which has a TPM. However, I want to use a password instead of the TPM to decrypt the drive during pre-boot.

I've tried disabling the TPM (using 'tpm.msc') and then enabling "Require additional authentication at startup" within the Group Policy Editor, but those steps didn't work.

How can I disable the TPM and use a password instead? Alternatively, how can I keep the TPM enabled but also require a password (not a PIN) during pre-boot?

Thanks!

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Tech help requested
Bitlocker, TPM, AMI Bios and TPM, SAmsung TabPro S (windows) computer tablet

Tech requests to AMI bios and to samsung, for clarification of these items, has been USELESS.

I have the tablet, with Bitlocker enabled. I do NOT have a PIN enabled for bitlocker, because the ON-SCREEN keyboard does NOT activate, for bitlocker PIN entry. (Bitlocker key is apparently controlled by TPM).

I have BIOS ADMINISTRATOR PASSWORD enabled, which gets requested at MACHINE STARTUP, and DOES use the on-screen keyboard.
From what I ahve read, this ALSO is stored with TPM.

QUESTION
DOES TPM control the BIOS ADMISTRATOR PASSWORD, such that ERASING the TPM would erase the REQUIREMENT for this password, but also erase the stored BITLOCKER key such that anyone who got the hard drive, etc, would then have to enter the 40+ character recovery key to access that bitlocked partition?

QUESTION
TPM (ver. 1.2) - does repeated incorrect entry of the BIOS ADMINISTRATOR PASSWORD cause the TPM to go into lockout mode, such as it does if the BITLOCKER PIN (when enabled) is entered incorrectly?

I am trying to clarify how TPM (ver. 1.2) works, how it protects the machine, and how it handles bitlocker.

I would LOVE to have an additional PIN for this tablet, for bitlocker, but samsung will not answer whether the on-screen keyboard can be enabled to enter this.

any help, or escalation of this, is appreciated.
thakns

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hello,
we have some issues with Bitlocker. Bitlocker is active with Complex password. When we shut down or hibernate, we can succesfully start Laptop and pass bitlocker. When Laptop is hibernated via closing screenlid, wecan not pass bitlocker anymore.
Bitlocker says that PIN is not correct while it is correct.

The resolution is to enter recovery key. Next time we hibernate and boot up again laptop, we can pass bitlocker with same password, although we have not done anything in the configuration.

It seems that we only have this issue when closing the screenlid of the laptop. Windows is configured that system should then do a hibernate.

Any idea why this happens?

PC is lenovo T440p
windows 8.1

thanks for any feedback

sam

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I have a new Lenovo Desktop running Windows 8.1 Pro with TPM. When the PC is powered on, after the initial Lenovo screen and the Blue Bitlocker Password Entry Screen appears, the computer will shut down (shuts off) while the password is being typed. This
occurs intermittently. Sometimes it shuts down after a few characters, sometimes it shuts down at the last two or three. If no password is typed in at the Blue Entry Screen, the computer will shut off after 60 seconds. When the password can be fully typed
in and entered without the computer shutting down, Windows starts normally, there is no problem entering the Windows password and the computer will operate normally.
The BIOS is fully up to date with BIOS dated 2/5/15. The problem occurred prior to and after BIOS update and Bitlocker was suspended during BIOS update.
 In performing initial Bitlocker setup, the group policy editor was set to require additional authentication at startup with TPM and PIN, and enabled Allow Enhanced PINS at Startup. Cipher Encryption Strength was set at 256 AES. A 20 character
enhanced PIN was entered when Bitlocker was enabled and the PIN passed the system check when entered at reboot. Full disk encryption was completed.

I have found one Technet and one Microsoft Community posting reporting similar problems with no solution:

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/932630c2-ae3d-4cbd-8d79-a492806363ea/windows-81-bitlocker-automatic-shutdown-during-p... Read more

Answer:PC Shuts Down at Bitlocker Password Entry

This is a firmware problem. I have seen this before on some other model (some modern ASUS mainboard). It does not matter what authentication method (TPM/TPM and PIN/Password only/...) is used, it leaves you only some seconds before it shuts down.
Contact Lenovo and tell them to try and reproduce it. They would need to fix their BIOS. Until then: be quick.

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Hi, I removed the Bitlocker password simply by hitting "Remove Passoword" on the right-click menu on the disk in Computer. Now I need the recovery key, but since I formated the USB-drive I had stored the recovery key on I'm stuck.

Do I have to format my Bitlocked drive?

Answer:Removed Bitlocker password - need recovery key

Not sure whether this will help, but it may do: How to use the BitLocker Recovery Password Viewer for Active Directory Users and Computers tool to view recovery passwords for Windows Vista

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Hello,
I forgot my bitlocker password and lost my recovery key

Answer:bitlocker password and lost my recovery key

Have a read of CLICK HERE

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Hi dear

I have windows 8. I make a password on my two drive with bitlocker and save the keys on my microsoft account. and now I forget the password and when I went to my account I just find the one keys on my account. two of my drive have same password. now I can open one of my drive. if I find the password of my account that have the key I can open the other drive.

How can I find the password when we have recovery key?

I find the password id and numerical password
C:\Windows\system32>manage-bde -protectors -add h: -recoverykey h:
BitLocker Drive Encryption: Configuration Tool version 6.2.9200
Copyright (C) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Key Protectors Added:

Saved to directory h:

External Key:
ID: {A631BD73-E1C2-4468-868F-633CB89BAB99}
External Key File Name:
A631BD73-E1C2-4468-868F-633CB89BAB99.BEK
C:\Windows\system32>manage-bde -protectors h: -get
BitLocker Drive Encryption: Configuration Tool version 6.2.9200
Copyright (C) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Volume H: [Rezazy-HDD]
All Key Protectors

Password:
ID: {7652F6CE-D88C-476C-B39D-D28175795000}

Numerical Password:
ID: {FDF0E831-353F-48C5-9F3A-C9C03E0CEA78}
Password:
106007-591283-270710-254309-670945-631730-606342-502788

External Key:
ID: {A631BD73-E1C2-4468-868F-633CB89BAB99}
External Key File Name:
A631BD73-E1C2-4468-868F-633CB89BAB99.BEK

Answer:How to find bitlocker password with recovery key?

Sorry forum rules prohibit this type of help

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I have BitLocker enabled on a laptop's boot/OS drive. It has worked well for almost a year but it hung when shutting down the other day and I had to press and hold the power button for 4 seconds to power it off. Now when I power it back on, it asks for the password as normal but then it starts in recovery mode and asks for the recovery key as well. Unfortunately I do not have the recovery key.

I know that the password I am entering is correct because it rejects any other password (as would be expected) and only prompts for the recovery key when I enter the correct password.

Am I going to be able to recover my data without this recovery key it is asking for?

Thanks

Answer:BitLocker - Password is known but unable to decrypt

Hello Dave, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Normally, you should be able to do this below to unlock the BitLocker drive with the password.
BitLocker Recovery - Unlock a Drive in Windows 8
Since you are unable to, and do not have the BitLocker recovery key, then you might see if you may be able to use this below to unlock and recovery the drive. It will require using another hard drive at least the same size to save the contents from your drive to though.

BitLocker Repair Tool - Recover Drive in Windows 7 and 8
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi I have basic questation .
If I enable bitlocker without store password to ad a next move PC to OU , where is save bitlocker password to AD. Is saved to AD or is saved only before encrypting ? And If MBAM change recovery password , change bitlocker this password ?


Falcon

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I've recently installed bitlocker on my computer. Although windows says my C: drive is encrypted; I am not asked for my decryption password when i boot the computer. I get put straight into the login screen. I've done the necessary steps to enable bitlocker without TPM but maybe i missed something. Help please.

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hi, 
my External hard Drive was locked by bitlocker. I forgot my password and recovery key. how can i open and get my files?
i need the documents

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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 as my title says, 
im unable to turn on encryption for our HDD in win 7 enterprise.
I already cleared TPM chip, turned it on and off still getting the same error message.

Please help.

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Hi,

If I enable Bitlocker with TPM (i.e. no passcode required on boot-up), and I have the Local Administrator account enabled on the machine (with my normal user account as a standard account), would it be possible for someone with a Hirens Boot CD blank/reset the Local Administrator account password and then gain access to the PC/Laptop using a tool such as this: Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor

Should I be enabling the PIN/Password protection on BitLocker, or does BitLocker prevent these sorts of tools from being used?

Thanks,

Gary

Answer:Bitlocker with TPM and Offline Password Editor

No. If the boot order is changed then it will prompt for your bitlocker password (the really long 25 digit one).

Secondly even if your bios was set to boot USB first the drive is encrypted so you couldn't do anything with it anyway without unlocking it first. I don't think Hirens has bitlocker support (only TrueCrypt) but even if you have bitlocker support you still need to unlock the drive.

Some boot USBs can unlock bitlocker drives automatically (like Adding BitLocker support to Windows PE - KnowledgeBase - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase) but you would have to make a conscious decision to do this and leave the USB where you saved the keys plugged in.

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Hi,

If I enable Bitlocker with TPM (i.e. no passcode required on boot-up), and I have the Local Administrator account enabled on the machine (with my normal user account as a standard account), would it be possible for someone with a Hirens Boot CD blank/reset the Local Administrator account password and then gain access to the PC/Laptop using a tool such as this: Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor

Should I be enabling the PIN/Password protection on BitLocker, or does BitLocker prevent these sorts of tools from being used?

Thanks,

Gary

Answer:Bitlocker with TPM and Offline Password Editor

No. If the boot order is changed then it will prompt for your bitlocker password (the really long 25 digit one).

Secondly even if your bios was set to boot USB first the drive is encrypted so you couldn't do anything with it anyway without unlocking it first. I don't think Hirens has bitlocker support (only TrueCrypt) but even if you have bitlocker support you still need to unlock the drive.

Some boot USBs can unlock bitlocker drives automatically (like Adding BitLocker support to Windows PE - KnowledgeBase - Macrium Reflect Knowledgebase) but you would have to make a conscious decision to do this and leave the USB where you saved the keys plugged in.

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I would like to enable BitLocker on my laptop, which has a TPM. However, I want to use a password instead of the TPM to decrypt the drive during pre-boot.

I've tried disabling the TPM (using 'tpm.msc') and then enabling "Require additional authentication at startup" within the Group Policy Editor, but those steps didn't work.

How can I disable the TPM and use a password instead? Alternatively, how can I keep the TPM enabled but also require a password (not a PIN) during pre-boot?

Thanks!

Answer:BitLocker Setup- How Do I Disable the TPM and Use a Password Instead?

I can't tell you how anymore but I can tell you it can be done. A couple of years or so ago I was using bitlocker with a password on a MS Surface 1 which had TPM. I don't remember if I disabled the TRM but I do know I had to enter a bitlocker password to boot up (I am not thinking of the Windows password which was different). All I can say is read through the Group Policy Editor.

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I encrypted my entire drive, and everything went fine. I notice there is no preboot password though, it just uses my normal login screen password. My other older computers have Veracrypt on them. You can't do a thing with those until you enter the password first. This does not seem safe to me. If my pc is stolen, can't they just bypass the simple screen login and still get into my computer just as they could with no encryption?

Answer:Is my computer safe without a Bitlocker password?

You can enable pre-boot authentication (referred to as the PIN) through group policy. Even without the startup PIN you are protected from someone getting access to your data after removing the drive or booting to a different OS. And as long as you have a strong Windows login password there's no way they can bypass the Windows login while the drive is unlocked.

I don't know why MS doesn't expose this option in the normal Bitlocker UI. Maybe they didn't want people to easily enable the PIN, forget it, and have no way to recover the system without another computer.

Look at Turn On or Off BitLocker for Operating System Drive in Windows 10 Security System Tutorials to enable the startup PIN.

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I have a Latitude E6540, running Windows 10 Enterprise (Anniversary Edition - 1607)
The main drive (256GB SSD) has been encrypted with bitlocker and that's working correctly. However I also have a USB flash drive (Kingston Data Traveller 3, 8GB) which is also encrypted by bitlocker.
The problem is that despite entering the password to unlock the drive, after a few minutes it locks the drive and asks for the password again. This is very, very, very annoying. Since it interrupts whatever I'm doing - Explorer shuts down, Office is unable to save files etc.
I also have several external USB hard drives (a mix of USB2 and 3) and they act the same way.
It only happens on this laptop, if I put the USB drive in my home PC (also Windows 10 Anniversary 1607 but Professional Edition not Enterprise) this does NOT happen.
As you can guess this getting more than a little annoying.
My best guess at this is that the USB controller is "dropping" the drive and then rediscovering it. With an unencrypted device this doesn't matter as it redetects and re-mounts the drive. With a bitlocker (or other encrypted) drive it has to ask for the password again. (and again and again and again ... you get the idea!)
I've tried turning off the "allow windows to turn off this device to save power" on the USB controller but that has had no effect.
Any ideas what is happening and how it can be fixed?

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My query is regarding a brand new i7 sixth generation computer with Windows 10 Professional, including all the Windows upgrades, and a new Samsung SSD hard-drive.
The reason I bought Windows 10 Professional was for the full hard-drive encryption provided by Bitlocker in case my computer gets lost or stolen, as has happened to me previously. However, I have an ongoing problem with it and can't find a solution anywhere. I have tried to telephone Microsoft's telephone support several times but it has been beyond a joke with their outsource staff in far-flung countries with poor English claiming Windows 10 Professional does not have the option of Bitlocker or any form of encryption to all kinds of other absurdities.
Whenever I start my computer it does not ask me to enter a Bitlocker username or password (I am asked for the Windows password, but, as everyone knows, those are not totally secure and do no protect hard-drive data access). Also, in the Bitlocker section in Control Panel, I am not giving the option to edit a Bitlocker password, even though that option exists in all the other screenshots I have seen on the web.
How can I set my computer up to present me with a Bitlocker password on boot-up?
My system does say my hard-drive is encrypted, but how can I certain of that if there is not even password protection?
Here is what I see in my Windows Control Panel > Bitlocker section:

I note the warning message about rights being restricted to the system adminstrator, but I a... Read more

Answer:Installed Bitlocker does not ask for boot password

I don't have win 10 but a quick google to start you off:
click here

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Hello there

So I'm experiencing strange BitLocker behaviour. I have this PC at work. Clean Windows 8 x64 installation, 3 HDD (AHCI), no SSD.

After I set up BitLocker to encrypt "C" partition, it gave me pop-up window, that I should restart PC to test the BitLocker loader. So I clicked Yes. And after few seconds I got this:

JPG IMAGE - http://www.eightforums.com/attachments/f1/f2/22871d1370880908t-very-strange-bitlocker-enter-password-startup-screen-5jkippr.jpg

Mind, I'm still ABLE TO type password (i can't see sh** though), after I hit enter Windows IS booting, but it's really weird to see above picture instead of:


My GFX is OK, I tested it with games, benchmarks etc.
BitLocker simply cannot, for whatever reason, use my video card properly and displays those weird lines. After all - it hasn't loaded the whole Windows yet. Than again, it IS a bit strange, as Windows installers tend to work fine.


Any thoughts people?

Kind Regards

Bart

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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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SOLVED - see last post.

My query is regarding a brand new i7 sixth generation computer with Windows 10 Professional, including all the Windows upgrades, and a new Samsung SSD hard-drive.

The reason I bought Windows 10 Professional was for the full hard-drive encryption provided by Bitlocker in case my computer gets lost or stolen, as has happened to me previously. However, I have an ongoing problem with it and can't find a solution anywhere. I have tried to telephone Microsoft's telephone support several times but it has been beyond a joke with their outsource staff in far-flung countries with poor English claiming Windows 10 Professional does not have the option of Bitlocker or any form of encryption to all kinds of other absurdities.

Whenever I start my computer it does not ask me to enter a Bitlocker username or password (I am asked for the Windows password, but, as everyone knows, those are not totally secure and do no protect hard-drive data access). Also, in the Bitlocker section in Control Panel, I am not giving the option to edit a Bitlocker password, even though that option exists in all the other screenshots I have seen on the web.

How can I set my computer up to present me with a Bitlocker password on boot-up?

My system does say my hard-drive is encrypted, but how can I certain of that if there is not even password protection?

Here is what I see in my Windows Control Panel > Bitlocker section:

I note the warning message about rights being restricted t... Read more

Answer:Installed Bitlocker does not ask for password on computer start-up!

You can't change the bitlocker key and it would be impractical to enter it (it is 8 blocks of 6 numbers). This is the number you have to enter to unlock your drive to access it if it isn't unlocked by normal methods. This would prevent someone taking your disk out and being able to read it which can be done very easily if you don't have bitlocker enabled (which you do).

Your recovery key is on the USB you saved it to when you enabled bitlocker (if you saved it to USB) or here RecoveryKey if you saved it to your OneDrive.

What you can do is chose if what is required to unlock your drive when you boot (whether you need a pin, password, usb key). This is changed under gpedit.msc



There is a tutorial here somewhere - I'll see if I can find it. In the meantime what model of computer do you have exactly? Does it have a TPM (Trusted Platform Model) chip?

EDIT: Here is a windows 8 tutorial BitLocker - Turn On or Off for OS Drive in Windows 8

It is much the same except Windows 10 (version 1511 and later) allow stronger XTS-AES encryption - again set in gpedit.msc under Computer Configuration > Admisistrative Templates > Windows Componenets > Bitlocker Drive Encryption > Choose drive encryption method and cipher strength (Windows 10 [Version 1511] and later)

The separate bitlocker password is for non OS drives - see here BitLocker - Turn On for Fixed Data Drives in Windows 8 or BitLocker - Turn On for Removable Data Drives in Windows 8

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When I am trying to put my password its show the error "bitlocker drive encryption failed to recover from an abruptly terminated conversion this could be due to either all conversion logs etc etc...."

Please Help

Thanks 

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Alright, decided to try bitlocker on the windows 7 7100 rc build. motherboard apparently is not TPM compliant. I wanted to encrypt my external 1tb sata > usb drive. Bitlocker took a REALLY long time to encrypt it, i honestly dont remember seeing the "completed" dialog. Went to access the drive, bitlocker popped up and asked for the password. typed the password in incorrectly by mistake, told me it was wrong. Slowly typed the correct password in, and as soon as i hit enter it freezes the window. External drive status light says that the drive is being accessed constantly so i let it go overnight, woke up, still frozen. Took HD out of shell, put internally into pc, booted into windows, tried typing password in again, frozen once again. Tried on my laptop through external again, still freezes. I cannot get into any repair tool to try and diagnose this issue as windows sees this drive as "a working bitlocked HD"I honestly dont know what else to do here, there is a LOT of data on there i want to keep, and i have no way of accessing it. Any suggestions?P.S. Trying to download either bitlocker repair tool or preperation tool from the microsoft site says that "the update is not applicable to your computer" and will not allow me to run, download, do anything with them (verified/activated windows 7 install)

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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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Hello
I've run into a little problem with bitlocker password length. Somewhere I read that you can use up to 256 characters for the recovery password so I generated such a password via keepass. The bitlocker UI obviously had no problem with this. After restarting the system and trying to reenter the password i get the message "the password entered is incorrect".
According to this article BitLocker Passwords Should Be Less Than 100 Characters in Length - TechNet Articles - United States (English) - TechNet Wiki passwords will be truncated to 100 characters. I already tried reducing the password to 100 chars without any success.
To reproduce this problem I enclose the used password here
LLZcZ^~q.~Q4Xa.B&9`Drg:c/evpPr$mSQp?bEL&hyNWb|[email protected]/;bx/NO1NMh869nlZ*~OeiHD054i9Ut+z91'?f~dk#`;NI|sWpdm4X%'MS7&a5U3lruHS;;EPAPlh,Mfp~WGP'Qz?~BSZ;[email protected]*r:lfaIvFB35Cg1vee'A$koM4U~Kx, 2luM,Vx'OHP=9Paj.PpBq_5aA3bn%/[email protected]`9H\mY&CU1ISpBfc%sy"gvH"
Anybody have any ideas on how to unlock the drive with this password?

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My laptop was running win 10 when I upgraded it to an edu license so I could bitlocker encode its hard drive. It has no TPM hardware so I had to type a password at boot time to boot. I forgot how I was able to disable the random timeout on that password entry. It is very annoying. It times out and shuts the computer power at random, between 1 second and 30 seconds after displaying the entry. After the annual update, that has come back to haunt me once more.

Anyone still remembering how to disable this non-sense bitlocker password boot timeout? I'll write down the solution this time!

Answer:How do you remove the timeout for bitlocker password at boot? No TPM.

Found the solution again!

Windows 8.1 Bitlocker - automatic shutdown during password prompt

Read the response: Friday, May 01, 2015 3:39 AM

You have to run the cmd as admin. I tried power shell as admin and it didn't understand the syntax.

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Hello,
     I have a few related questions around BitLocker and TPM.  But first some background, I have Windows 8.1, I have BitLocker turned on, and I have my BitLocker Recovery Key.  I did not manually
initialize the TPM.  I don't recall ever having a TPM Owner password.  But I do see that I can auto generate one, although I have not tried.
1) Is the BitLocker Recovery Key the same thing as the TPM Owner Password?
2) I don't recall ever being provided the TPM owner password during the BitLocker setup?  Where would I find it?  I chose the option to save the BitLocker Recovery Key to my Microsoft Account, but I don't see any TPM Owner Password?
3) I have read that in some Windows OS systems the TPM is automatically initialized, but the TPM Owner Password is not retain where a user can find it.  Is it best practice to even try to obtain the TPM Owner Password if it is indeed not retained on
my machine for user viewing.
I have already spent several hours reading many of your technet articles.  All very helpful, but I did not see any that specifically addressed my specific situation.
4) I am assuming that it would be best if I obtained the TPM Owner password.  Is that not necessarily true?
Thanks

Little Casino

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Hello
I've run into a little problem with bitlocker password length. Somewhere I read that you can use up to 256 characters for the recovery password so I generated such a password via keepass. The bitlocker UI obviously had no problem with this. After restarting the system and trying to reenter the password i get the message "the password entered is incorrect".
According to this article BitLocker Passwords Should Be Less Than 100 Characters in Length - TechNet Articles - United States (English) - TechNet Wiki
passwords will be truncated to 100 characters. I already tried reducing the password to 100 chars without any success.
To reproduce this problem I enclose the used password here

Code:
LLZcZ^~q.~Q4Xa.B&9`Drg:c/evpPr$mSQp?bEL&hyNWb|[email protected]/;bx/NO1NMh869nlZ*~OeiHD054i9Ut+z9:p1'?f~dk#`;NI|sWpdm4X%'MS7&a5U3lruHS;;EPAPlh,Mfp~WGP'Qz?~BSZ;[email protected]*r:lfaIvFB35Cg1vee'A$koM4U~Kx,2luM,Vx'OHP=9Paj.PpBq_5aA3bn%/[email protected]`9H\mY&CU1ISpBfc%sy"gvH"

Anybody have any ideas on how to unlock the drive with this password?

Answer:Bitlocker password 256 characters breaks unlocking

I'm not sure I fully understand, as the link you provided already contains the answer?






If you have used a longer password, after unlocking the drive using the recovery key go to the BitLocker Control Panel and set a new password that is 100 characters or less.




So, even if you used 256 characters for the main password, is there a reason you can't use the 48 character Bitlocker recovery key (which is different to the main password) to recover the drive?

You can find a tutorial regarding using the Bitlocker recover key to unlock a drive at the following link:
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html

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Sir,
I have formatted my system near a technician, upon formatting the system my drive name has been renamed from E drive to G drive. While I am trying to unlock the drive it's displaying the message as "The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error". I have got the recovery key with me but it is also not working. Please help me in this matter as the data in the G drive is very valuable.
with regards naresh jadhav

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SOLVED - see last post.

My query is regarding a brand new i7 sixth generation computer with Windows 10 Professional, including all the Windows upgrades, and a new Samsung SSD hard-drive.

The reason I bought Windows 10 Professional was for the full hard-drive encryption provided by Bitlocker in case my computer gets lost or stolen, as has happened to me previously. However, I have an ongoing problem with it and can't find a solution anywhere. I have tried to telephone Microsoft's telephone support several times but it has been beyond a joke with their outsource staff in far-flung countries with poor English claiming Windows 10 Professional does not have the option of Bitlocker or any form of encryption to all kinds of other absurdities.

Whenever I start my computer it does not ask me to enter a Bitlocker username or password (I am asked for the Windows password, but, as everyone knows, those are not totally secure and do no protect hard-drive data access). Also, in the Bitlocker section in Control Panel, I am not giving the option to edit a Bitlocker password, even though that option exists in all the other screenshots I have seen on the web.

How can I set my computer up to present me with a Bitlocker password on boot-up?

My system does say my hard-drive is encrypted, but how can I certain of that if there is not even password protection?

Here is what I see in my Windows Control Panel > Bitlocker section:

I note the warning message about rights being restricted t... Read more

Answer:Installed Bitlocker does not ask for password on computer start-up!

You can't change the bitlocker key and it would be impractical to enter it (it is 8 blocks of 6 numbers). This is the number you have to enter to unlock your drive to access it if it isn't unlocked by normal methods. This would prevent someone taking your disk out and being able to read it which can be done very easily if you don't have bitlocker enabled (which you do).

Your recovery key is on the USB you saved it to when you enabled bitlocker (if you saved it to USB) or here RecoveryKey if you saved it to your OneDrive.

What you can do is chose if what is required to unlock your drive when you boot (whether you need a pin, password, usb key). This is changed under gpedit.msc



There is a tutorial here somewhere - I'll see if I can find it. In the meantime what model of computer do you have exactly? Does it have a TPM (Trusted Platform Model) chip?

EDIT: Here is a windows 8 tutorial BitLocker - Turn On or Off for OS Drive in Windows 8

It is much the same except Windows 10 (version 1511 and later) allow stronger XTS-AES encryption - again set in gpedit.msc under Computer Configuration > Admisistrative Templates > Windows Componenets > Bitlocker Drive Encryption > Choose drive encryption method and cipher strength (Windows 10 [Version 1511] and later)

The separate bitlocker password is for non OS drives - see here BitLocker - Turn On for Fixed Data Drives in Windows 8 or BitLocker - Turn On for Removable Data Drives in Windows 8

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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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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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Hi there guys,
I have a Sony Vaio TZ with Windows 8 Pro installed and I am trying to turn bitlocker on but whenever I start the setup, it only forwards me to "How do you want to backup your recovery key?" I have tried encrypting my drive with just the recovery
option but it is really inconvenient to enter the recovery key every time I boot or install an update.
Does anyone know of a solution to this?
Thanks,

Answer:No Password Option for Bitlocker Setup Windows 8 Pro

If no other issue happens, you don't need to enter the recovery key every time.

It is recommand to suspend bitlocker when installing updates or changing hardware.
Niki Han
TechNet Community Support

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Hello everyone,I purchased a T440s about a year ago. Long story short, I was not able to log into my computer using my bitlocker password (recovery key still worked). After about 3 months of going back and forth with Lenovo and filing a small claims lawsuit (absolutly terrible customer service experience) I recieved a new computer, a T450s. I assumed the original computer had a motherboard issue or something and thought my problem was solved. Fast forward another 4 months and another of my computers, another T-450s, is having the same issue - bitlocker will not accept the password. The problem is intermittant so I have been using the recovery key to login when needed. This computer is a month past it's warranty so I'm sure I won't get any help from Lenovo. So another month goes by and a third computer is having the same issue! This laptop is an E450. So my question is what the heck is going on with Bitlocker and Lenovo computers??? I have seven Lenovo's that I use for my business and am worried that I'm going to have to switch them all out over the next few year becuase of this issue. Has anyone else experienced a similar situation? All of these computers were purchased within 1 year of each other so did Lenovo use some cheap motherboards for period of time? For reference these were all purchased in 2014-2015. Any insight anyone can provide would be very much appreciated. Has anyone had any luck with other business quality computers using Bi... Read more

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I did the same thing before bitlocker but it was less annoying since I didn't need to type i a password each time.  I updated the bios as i read something about that previously.  Now it does it less often, but it still happens.  Any other ideas?  I read somewhere to mess with an acpi seeting but that didn't fix it, but it did screw with bitlocker and i had to recover it..    One other perplexing thing I noticed with this laptop that will probably make me go to another manufacturer next time is the annoying mouse that always wants me to click twice to get it to recognise i clicked on something.  I did start using an external mouse to see if that was the issue, but the problem followed it.  I checked the mouse settings. Nothing popped out at me,  any ideas on that?   I've had a lot of laptops from probably every major vendor over the last twenty years and this is a first.   Regards,  Bill

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Hi everyone, I'm on a Windows 8.1 with update 1 box and recently discovered that when using a BitLocker encrypted flash drive, I am unable to double-click the drive to unlock it. The prompt for the unlock password does not show up. I get an error saying "Access is Denied" even before I get a chance to put in the unlock password. I am also unable to right-click on the drive and choose Unlock... The option is not even there. The only way I can unlock the drive is 1. Clicking the popup that shows at the top of the screen when the drive is inserted, or 2. Opening the Manage BitLocker section in Control Panel, and unlocking the drive from there. I've tried it on other machines with the same OS and both ways work on there. Does anyone have any input on what this could be? I've looked for software that could have impacted this functionality but could not find anything.

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I'm having a problem that the Bitlocker password screen which appears when I switch on has been replaced by a pattern of vertical orange/ brown stripes.



The main laptop I use day-to-day has been running Windows 8/8.1 Pro since not long after Win8 was released- I bought one of the original Win 8 Pro licences when they were on offer at ?25.

I've been using Bitlocker encryption on the main partitions C: and D:. It's an old laptop (originally came with XP) and has no TPM, so I used this tutorial to enable Bitlocker without TPM. This means I type a Bitlocker password in when the computer boots, before logging in as a user and typing in another password there.

It was running happily with Win 8.1, but conscious that the Win10 upgrade offer ends soon, last weekend I finally cleared enough disk space and upgraded to Windows 10.

I did the GWX upgrade as I have a lot of apps and software that would be a pain to reconfigure on a clean install, and not enough time to do that. I figured that as long as I've upgraded before the deadline, I can clean install later.

And it all went smoothly and worked happily for a few days ... right until a few days later when I switched on and the Bitlocker login screen was replaced by the pattern of vertical orange/ brown stripes. It seems I *can* type in the password 'blind' and once I've done that it boots as I'd expect. Not sure what triggered the change; I think it may have been because there were some updates that day, and the... Read more

Answer:Bitlocker (without TPM) password login replaced by orange stripes

Originally Posted by DavidY


I'm having a problem that the Bitlocker password screen which appears when I switch on has been replaced by a pattern of vertical orange/ brown stripes.

The main laptop I use day-to-day has been running Windows 8/8.1 Pro since not long after Win8 was released- I bought one of the original Win 8 Pro licences when they were on offer at ?25.

I've been using Bitlocker encryption on the main partitions C: and D:. It's an old laptop (originally came with XP) and has no TPM, so I used this tutorial to enable Bitlocker without TPM. This means I type a Bitlocker password in when the computer boots, before logging in as a user and typing in another password there.

It was running happily with Win 8.1, but conscious that the Win10 upgrade offer ends soon, last weekend I finally cleared enough disk space and upgraded to Windows 10.

I did the GWX upgrade as I have a lot of apps and software that would be a pain to reconfigure on a clean install, and not enough time to do that. I figured that as long as I've upgraded before the deadline, I can clean install later.

And it all went smoothly and worked happily for a few days ... right until a few days later when I switched on and the Bitlocker login screen was replaced by the pattern of vertical orange/ brown stripes. It seems I *can* type in the password 'blind' and once I've done that it boots as I'd expect. Not sure what triggered the change; I think it may have been because there w... Read more

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Does someone know if and how I can reset (crack) a win8 password on an encrypted (BitLocker) system? I do remember the Bitlocker
password, but have forgotten the windows login password.

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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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Hello, I have been using BitLocker for a long time now and in conjunction with Windows 10 for 3 months and today something weird happened. When I tried to insert my password at boot, when I pressed the Shift key in combination with any other key, it inserted tens of characters at once. Valid with any character I press while Shift is also pressed. I tried a different keyboard, same result. I removed Bitlocker and reinstalled it, same result. Reboots, etc. I tried it all.

Now the only way to input the password is to press Insert so I can see the characters, press CapsLock for the capital letters and delete all the additional 30+ characters that appear when shift is pressed.
Has anyone come across such a thing? Is there a fix to it?
Thanks,
tzuik

Answer:Bitlocker inputs multiple characters in the password field

Same here... it started a few days ago after a win 10 update... i bet MS pushed an updated to bitlocker that causes it... no solution found by me so far except the one you have with the insert key... (and to get things more interesting i have connected my HDMI to my TV and the DP cable to the monitor and the Nvidia bios selects the hdmi output on boot so i have to switch the tv on to see the error and remove the extra characters) i have tried with 2 different keyboards and the issue is still there. if you find a solution please share it

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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

The first thing i will say is that i don't speak english very well, so i apologize if i wrote something wrong (my native language is spanish).

My problem is very critical, i'll try to be brief. I had Windows 10 Pro x64 on my PC (not a notebook) since July 2015. Everything was going good, no problem with anything. I updated Windows everyday. Everything ok. I had two partitions (C: & D. The first one with the OS, and the second only with my personal files (familiar photos, videos, music, work files, etc), aprox. 172gb. ironically, to protect my information, i used Bitlocker encryption in that partition. Everything works. I unlocked everyday that partition with my password, and there was no problem. But, a damn day, i made a system restauration (i don't know what's called in english, but is that option that returns to a point of restauration to a few days ago). Well... restauratiuon had a critical fail, and windows died.

Well... the next step was make a formatting to the hard disk, but first backup my information. And there was the real problem. I took my internal hard disk, and i connected to the notebook of a friend that is technical in computers. But password doesn't work. It said "password incorrect", so the next step was use the recovery password of 48 digits, but it neither work. Same thing happened in other PC's. Ironically, C: (without Bitlocker) partition goes good. Fast and without errors.

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Answer:Bitlocker Blocked. Correct password doesn't work.

Hi JG,
have a read of this
BitLocker recovery keys: Frequently asked questions - Windows Help

note you should have an recovery key in your microsoft account.

Roy

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hi sevenforums

how can write key Full BitLocker recovery Key identification:
3E253B88-09F9-4E71-B925-FB3C8089FBBA
is not respond for ABC

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Answer:forgot my bitlocker password and lost my recovery key (USB-flash).

I'm afraid there is nothing you can - Bitlocker has no backdoor functionality.

Bad luck
Golden

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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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I'm having a problem that the Bitlocker password screen which appears when I switch on has been replaced by a pattern of vertical orange/ brown stripes.



The main laptop I use day-to-day has been running Windows 8/8.1 Pro since not long after Win8 was released- I bought one of the original Win 8 Pro licences when they were on offer at ?25.

I've been using Bitlocker encryption on the main partitions C: and D:. It's an old laptop (originally came with XP) and has no TPM, so I used this tutorial to enable Bitlocker without TPM. This means I type a Bitlocker password in when the computer boots, before logging in as a user and typing in another password there.

It was running happily with Win 8.1, but conscious that the Win10 upgrade offer ends soon, last weekend I finally cleared enough disk space and upgraded to Windows 10.

I did the GWX upgrade as I have a lot of apps and software that would be a pain to reconfigure on a clean install, and not enough time to do that. I figured that as long as I've upgraded before the deadline, I can clean install later.

And it all went smoothly and worked happily for a few days ... right until a few days later when I switched on and the Bitlocker login screen was replaced by the pattern of vertical orange/ brown stripes. It seems I *can* type in the password 'blind' and once I've done that it boots as I'd expect. Not sure what triggered the change; I think it may have been because there were some updates that day, and the... Read more

Answer:Bitlocker (without TPM) password login replaced by orange stripes

DavidY said:

I'm having a problem that the Bitlocker password screen which appears when I switch on has been replaced by a pattern of vertical orange/ brown stripes.

The main laptop I use day-to-day has been running Windows 8/8.1 Pro since not long after Win8 was released- I bought one of the original Win 8 Pro licences when they were on offer at ?25.

I've been using Bitlocker encryption on the main partitions C: and D:. It's an old laptop (originally came with XP) and has no TPM, so I used this tutorial to enable Bitlocker without TPM. This means I type a Bitlocker password in when the computer boots, before logging in as a user and typing in another password there.

It was running happily with Win 8.1, but conscious that the Win10 upgrade offer ends soon, last weekend I finally cleared enough disk space and upgraded to Windows 10.

I did the GWX upgrade as I have a lot of apps and software that would be a pain to reconfigure on a clean install, and not enough time to do that. I figured that as long as I've upgraded before the deadline, I can clean install later.

And it all went smoothly and worked happily for a few days ... right until a few days later when I switched on and the Bitlocker login screen was replaced by the pattern of vertical orange/ brown stripes. It seems I *can* type in the password 'blind' and once I've done that it boots as I'd expect. Not sure what triggered the change; I think it may have been because there were some updates that... Read more

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