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Reinstall the OS drive without formatting the D drive which is bitlocker encrypted

Question: Reinstall the OS drive without formatting the D drive which is bitlocker encrypted

Dear All,
I want to ask if any Microsoft forum or technet mentioned that
Step 1: reinstall the OS drive without formatting the D data drive which is bitlocker encrypted.

Step 2: After encypted OS drive again, the D data drive can be automatically unlocked by reset the password.
Thanks.

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Preferred Solution: Reinstall the OS drive without formatting the D drive which is bitlocker encrypted

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I was having windows 7 ultimate 32 bit "activated" on my pc. I encrypted my drive D with
bitlocker , one day i was working on my pc suddenly a power failure occurred and after this when i reboot my pc windows 7 cannot start so i decided to reinstall windows 7 but the setup is showing "Windows could not retrieve information about the disk
on this computer" so i installed Windows XP it installed successfully but i was unable to access my local drive D so
i try to install windows 7 but it again shows the error message "Windows could not retrieve information about the disk on this computer" i remembered my bitlocker password and the i am having important data on drive D so guys please suggest me how
can i install windows 7 on my pc so i can decrypt drive D.

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Hi Everyone,

I am trying to set up Bitlocker on a work FlashDrive (Toshiba 64GB) this will be holding install files for our software so cannot be accessed if lost,

when trying to turn BitLocker To Go on this is what I get



Can anyone help me with this?

Thanks Guys,
Gavin

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I have 1 partition encrypted drive from windows 7 ultimate, now if i want to change to home premium which do not have bitlocker feature, will i still be able to access the bitlocker encrypted drive?

Answer:bitlocker encrypted drive

My initial answer is no.. Because Bitlocker is not a part of the lower end flavors of 7 and must be poresent. You should decrypt the data first before downgrading the OS

However, with that said,,, there is the policy you can set within Group Policy for USB flash drives to "Allow Access To Bitlocker-Protected Removable Data Drives From Earlier Versions Of Windows" that can assure that you have access to the USB Flash Drive on other operating systems and computers.

I do not know if this will work on External USB HDD's. I have not played around with bitlocker a whole lot,, need to set some time aside for testing it out.

The Group Policy for this is as follows

In the start search type Group an then click on Edit Group Policy

Computer Configuration / Administrative Templates / Windows Components / Bitlocker Drive Encryption / Removable Data Drives

This policy also shows under Fixed Data Drives. But only mentions FAT file system, if you formatted it as NTFS, I am not sure it will work.

and there you will find the policy.

This policy settings configures whether or not removable data drives formated with the FAT file system can be unlocked and viewed on computer running Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP with SP3, or Windows XP with SP2 operating systems.

But I doubt the data will be recoverable if you downgrade to Home Premium prior to unencrypting it.

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Let suppose I have encrypted a USB pen drive by Bitlocker, Most of the Windows versions have Bitlocker installed and the system prompt for the password, and decrypt the USB drive.
There are certain versions of Windows 7,8,10 like Home Single edition in which Bitlocker is not installed. Now what will happen if I plugged it in a such system, whether it will prompt for the password and decrypt the USB drive or not?

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I don't know when it started happening, but my drive stopped asking for a password and started asking for a recovery key. I lost my recovery file in a format, I only know my password. Is there any way to just enter the password, not the recovery key? I have very important files on my drive I have no access to.
 

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Hi
I forgot my password for BitLocker encrypted drive and I do not have recovery key. As far as I remember Recovery Key is supposed to be on encrypted drive itself. Is it possible to somehow access the drive?
Thank you

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Hi There.
I want to capture a BitLocker encrypted Hard drive with multiple partitions. I have few questions.
1. How can I use imagex to capture BitLocker encrypted partitions?
2. How can I capture the hidden partition that is created for storing the Boot files?
Any help would be much appreciated.
Thank You,
Sourav




Born to Learn

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Hi All,

I have been looking on the internet but can't find anything useful.

I protected data on my USB flash drive using Bitlocker in Windows. But of course I can't access it inside Apple OS X operating system. Yes I have a Windows VM running inside my MacBook and can access bitlocked flash drive this way, but this requires booting
up Window VM and becomes frustrating most of the time.

Does anyone know any possible way to access bitlocked flash drive directly inside OS X?
If the answer is "No", then my request to Microsoft is to please make a Bitlocker Reader/Access tool for Mac OS X and make everyone's life easy. This will definitely increase number of Bitlocker users; a win-win situation!


Thanks

Answer:Access Bitlocker Encrypted Flash Drive in OS X

There is dislocker for Mac:
http://www.hsc.fr/ressources/outils/dislocker/

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I have 2TB hard drive with partitions, one have windows installed on and the other is BitLocker encrypted for data storage. I dont know what happend to my pc while I was at work but my pc was restarted when I got home and now my computer only shows one diskdrive (C, where windows is installed). BitLocked encrypted drive D does not show. It does show when I open disk management but it has no drive letter. See screenshot. What are my options? Please dont tell me that my 1765GB of encrypted data is lost :S

Answer:BitLocker Encrypted drive not showing anymore

My first bet would be to make a Ubuntu Live cd (Or even better a forensics Helix boot cd but thats probably over the top!), boot into that and see if you are able to mount the partition.. If you can then I would backup the data somewhere if possible... I think im right in saying that you can still decrypt the encrypted data if you copy it elsewhere but I haven't had much experience of bitlocker, only truecrypt.

My personal opinion is not to do anything within Windows as if it doesn't see the data or partition it may start harming your data.... Good to know my 4 years of Forensic Computing isnt going to waste... I think the above is a good start.

Hopefully others out there will have some more / easier suggestions

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Need help with Bitlocker encrypted fixed drive (non OS ) on primary partition Windows 7 64bit Ultimate.

Drive D is encrypted however from last few days the lock icon displayed on the drive is missing and it is being displayed as unknown file system (Bitlocker Encrypted) in diskmgmt.

While try to open the drive getting error location is not available & access denied , no option to unlock it through right click . Only I can unlock it via opening bitlocker from control panel or through elevated cmd manage-bde -unlock D:
Tried All scenarios.
1. Unlock and then lock it again(reboot + shutdown).
2. Restarted the bitlocker service.
3. tried changing the drive letter .
4. Unlock + disk defrag .
5. no suspend or resume option available for drive in bitlocker settings.
6. Run chkdsk /f /r also, no issues reported.
Issue remains same no icons display for unlock or lock drive , no right lick option to unlock & getting same above error while double click on a drive . However I have checked it still shows drive as encrypted so it's mean encryption is sill running fine.

Answer:Issue with Bitlocker encrypted fixed drive (non OS ) .

  
Quote: Originally Posted by parasakachester


Need help with Bitlocker encrypted fixed drive (non OS ) on primary partition Windows 7 64bit Ultimate.

Drive D is encrypted however from last few days the lock icon displayed on the drive is missing and it is being displayed as unknown file system (Bitlocker Encrypted) in diskmgmt.

While try to open the drive getting error location is not available & access denied , no option to unlock it through right click . Only I can unlock it via opening bitlocker from control panel or through elevated cmd manage-bde -unlock D:
Tried All scenarios.
1. Unlock and then lock it again(reboot + shutdown).
2. Restarted the bitlocker service.
3. tried changing the drive letter .
4. Unlock + disk defrag .
5. no suspend or resume option available for drive in bitlocker settings.
6. Run chkdsk /f /r also, no issues reported.
Issue remains same no icons display for unlock or lock drive , no right lick option to unlock & getting same above error while double click on a drive . However I have checked it still shows drive as encrypted so it's mean encryption is sill running fine.


Any help guys still waiting ..

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Hello, I have a drive that I'm trying to retrieve data from and I have the recovery key. It's hooked up to another Win7 64 bit OS and while Windows sees the drive, Bitlocker CP doesn't and therefore is not asking for the recovery key to unlock it.

When I double click it in explorer it just tells me it needs to be formatted.

When the drive was in its own computer, it was stuck in startup repair. Diags returned a HDD error code but I was still able to unlock in natively to run the startup repair.

Any tips or workarounds here or is the hardware damage preventing me from unlocking it on another computer? The only reason I haven't tossed it is because I am able to unlock it when booting from it using the recovery key. So why won't it let me when it's hooked up to another machine with Bitlocker?

Answer:Bitlocker encrypted drive hooked up to another computer

Hello Uebersoldat, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to recover the contents of the drive using the method below with another hard drive of equal size or larger to copy to.

BitLocker Repair Tool - Recover Drive in Windows 7 and 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Is there a way I can change the BitLocker recovery key on my encrypted OS drive?
Do I need to first Suspend BitLocker to do so?

Is there a tutorial on this here?

Thanks

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Hi,

I have 2 drives on my PC. One SSD where Windows 8.1 is installed and a secondary HDD for movies and stuff.
The SSD is Microsoft edrive compliant so I just enabled BitLocker encryption and set a password, i.e. Pass1.

Later I also encrypted the secondary HDD and DID NOT save the recovery keys when doing that. I clicked smth like Automatically unlock or smth when doing that as the secondary drive was always available when logging in to Windows later. No need to enter a separate password.

Now, I formatted the primary SSD and re installed Windows 8.1 but now I don't have the recovery key for the secondary drive. Is all the data lost or I can somehow use the password to unlock it?

Thank You

Answer:Unlock secondary BitLocker encrypted drive

Sorry cannot help you with that.

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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 had stored the PFX files once I had created the password, now I have formatted my windows. So how can I use PFX file to unlock my drive.

Answer:How to unlock Bitlocker drive using recovery of encrypted files

See if this helps: Bitlocker Data Recovery Agent

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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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I just started using BitLocker on a Windows7 Computer and am confused about one specific aspect of recovering data drives. I have read through the tutorials on here but I can't seem to find anywhere that explicitly states if this is possible or not.

From this link: Regain access to a computer locked by BitLocker Drive Encryption

I see the statement that "To unlock the drive and regain access to your files, you will need the BitLocker recovery password. If you also encrypted data drives, you will need to have access to the drive that Windows is installed on as well."

My question is if my OS drive dies, will the data drives be recoverable with the password and/or recovery key?

I am not currently in such a situation but I would like to prepare for all possibilities. Since a TPM is needed to store the encryption keys on for the OS drive (I just ordered one but have not encrypted my OS drive yet), are the encryption keys for the data drives are stored on the OS drive itself and this is the issue?

Most of the things I find on Google when trying to search about this issue discuss recovering a data drive that is failing, not a data drive that is in good health but does not have access to the system drive. Can anyone say definitively if this is possible, or do I need to be prepared to lose all data on data drives if my system drive crashes?

Answer:BitLocker Encrypted Data Drive Recovery Question

Based upon what I have read, your data drives will be UNRECOVERABLE if your OS drive dies. I would consider setting up a RAID 5 array for your OS drive for redundancy, this way if one drive dies, all you have to do is replace it and the missing data pieces will be recreated.

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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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Hey
My company is updating our windows, servers, desktops nearly every thing. we were asked to back up all our data on external drives, but we were forced to encrypt the drives with Bit locker, after the immigration to the new hardware and windows 10, I opened
my external HDD and USB Drive using the passwords I set earlier, and as I don't need the drives to be encrypted anymore, I right clicked the drives then choose "Remove password" which I thought it will decrypt the drives and no passwords will be
required anymore. I was surprised to find that my drives are still encrypted, and all what happened is that the password unlock option for my Bit locker encrypted drives was removed. it now only displays to option to unlock (another USB drive or recovery key)
and I don't have both. all what i have is the passwords that I set to the drivers, but the unlock with password option vanished.
can i return that option back so i can unlock both my drives using password? can you please advice?
thanks in advance.

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Team - Trouble here!! Have ~730 GB of data on my 1TB iOmega HDD. Turned on BitLocker on my Windows 7
system, set password, created and saved recovery key file, and i saw it started encrypting (very slowly, which i think is normal). Left it there for hours and when i came back I saw it is asking me for my password for my unlocking... which i entered and it
just wont open. Goes "NOT RESPONDING". I did not lose power during the initial encryption and neither did i pull out the HDD (to my knowledge) even though I read in the MS content that encryption should resume the next time a drive is plugged in,
it it got interrupted the first time or whatsoever.

However, started my research and was shocked to find several people have had similar problems. Also references that data must be backed up before encrypting (may
be common sense). Well, i have not done that, did not know that a simple of act of encrypting could be such a crime, especially when you are encrypting what you have just taken a backup off - before proceeding towards a formatting of my laptop.


Tried the manage-bde commands and the results are in a pic that i cannot attach. Interestingly, i find that the "manage-bde -status" command shows "conversion status" and "percentage of encryption" as unknown. Is this normal? I
do not really remember seeing any screen (when i came back after hours to check the status of the initial BitLock'ing) stating "hey i am done&quo... Read more

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I own an external hard drive of 500GB Seagate Go in which i have stored many valuable data. While encrypting this drive accidentally the laptop {in which i am using Windows7) went off the encryption was 14% done and the drive was set to auto-unlock on my
laptop. when i restarted the my laptop was unable to unlock the drive (It's reading the drive but not showing on windows explorer and i tried to mange it from bitlocker drive encryption in control panel but bitlocker stopped responding) so I tried to unlock
this on my friend's computer but again the same thing happened after that i tried other steps from


http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprosecurity/thread/58e44671-0cf0-480b-9668-3876c30752a9


and


http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd875513%28WS.10%29.aspx


but nothing seems to work out.


suppose the other information needed are as follows:


BitLocker Drive Encryption Recovery Key



 The recovery key is used to recover the data on a BitLocker protected drive.



To verify that this is the correct recovery key compare the identification with what is presented on the recovery screen.



Recovery key identification: 516G88BE-4141-42

Full recovery key identification: 516F88BE-4141-42D8-A247-4997D3F57FDA



BitLocker Recovery Key:

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BitLocker was turned on on my previous Windows 7. It was working properly until I had to change my Windows 7 and reinstall it on another drive, this time SSD instead of HDD. After installing Windows 7, I got "Access Denied" error message when i went
to unlock the drive. The password was correct and the drive could unlock, but access was denied. I tried the built-in Administrator account and found that it had not this problem. It could access the contents of the drive and unlock. This was while my account
was also an administrator of the new Windows. So, I decided to rename login name of the built-in Administrator account to my own and use it instead of my own account. This seemed that resolved the problem. Then, I decided to upgrade this Windows to 10. Now,
after upgrading, I can't access the drive with the built-in Administrator account too!

Notes:


In my previous Windows which I could see the contents of the drive, I was seeing a tiny lock icon on the root folders (the folders which were located on the root of the drive), while this didn't appear on their sub-folders. What is that?
Now and before upgrading, I might and may access the contents of the drive by using Total Commander. This seems the only way. It can't access and then brings up a dialog and asks for using administrative rights. If I click the button, it may show the contents!
why? I'm the administrator already!
Issues like permissions in security or ownership seem not to be applicable,... Read more

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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 folks, Need some help here.  I reformatted (complete reformat with no personal preferences saved) of Windows 10 because of several glitches that were annoying.  I was smart to backup all my documents to an external hard drive that was encrypted with BitLocker.  But once the reformat was complete, the drive is no longer detected.  I can see the drive in Disk Management but it won't pop up in explorer and BitLocker does not prompt me when I plug in.  Help!  My two drives have all my backups and backups of backups!!! I've tried to update all the software/firmware/drivers but to no avail. I'm still under warranty but this is a software issue only I'm certain of it.   Help!

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Dear Sirs! I have encryptrd system windows disc with Bitlocker., The access method is flash drive. .The encryption works normally. But I eject the flash drive and reboot the comp, the only  empty blue screen appears. and the comp  reboots
in 2-3 minutes.  This means I can not to restore access from the bitlocker key, if the flash? for example, will be broken.. Please write me how to solve it.

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Hi All,
I'm hoping that some of the gurus in this area can help me to resolve why my transfer rate to my external hard drive is so slow (ranges from 200 kbps to 15 kbps), but is almost always in the 15-20 kbps range vs. an advertised/expected transfer rate of

5 Gbps.  That's < 1% of expected transfer rate.  Any thoughts on possible root causes that I should investigate?

I have an HP Probook 430 G1 laptop with a Samsung SSD 850 PRO 256 GB SCSI internal hard drive and 4 GB RAM running Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 64-bit. I also have a Western Digital My Passport Ultra 1 TB external hard driveBoth the internal drive and the external drive are bitlocker encryptedI've connected the drives via USB 3.0 ports + cable. I've also connected the drives via USB 2.0 port on laptop and USB 3.0 cable.I've checked the My Passport for errors and found none.
Any insight would be much appreciated.

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My OEM version of XP Pro (SP 2) crashed last week, so I reinstalled Windows from the installation CD that came with my Dell laptop, and upgraded to SP 3.

For years, I've backed up my data to an external drive using simple drag-and-drop (no backup software). Prior to reinstalling Windows, I had no trouble accessing the backed up files.

After reinstalling Windows, I went to retrieve my data from the external drive, only to discover that two-thirds of the files on the drive were inaccessible. In addition to "Access Denied" messages, the filenames are green, as though they've been encrypted. I've NEVER encrypted my data. Honestly, I wouldn't know how!

The remaining one-third of the backed-up files weren't affected. To my untrained eye (for what that's worth) the pattern of encryption is random. Sometimes every file in a folder is encrypted. Sometimes only a few are. Sometimes none are. Every type of file was targeted: text....media....graphic....executable....the carnage is widespread.

When I phoned Maxtor Tech Support, the technician had me click and unclick "Properties" boxes for an hour, before concluding that the problem wasn't with the external drive, but with Windows. More than that, he couldn't, or wouldn't say.

I'd be so grateful for any help with this, and thanks.
 

Answer:Files on external drive mysteriously encrypted following XP reinstall

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After i reinstall windows from windows 8 pro to windows 8.1 my local disk d suddenly locked , i forgot to decrypt my bit locker before upgrade to windows 8.1 can i have my data back i have my password and recovery too , and also i cant go to security setting under my local disk D , and when i check disk with the diskpart the local disk D is shown , please help me fix this

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Hi all,
My sons PC is so far gone with adware, malware, etc. that I want to format the C: drive and re-install the MS XP OS from the Dell disk that came with the PC. When trying to run the 'Format C:' command, I get an error which says there is an additional 'volume' mounted, and asks if I want to force a dismount. I answer 'yes' but still get nowhere.

Can someone tell me how to erase this thing so I can start from scratch with a new install of the OS?

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Formatting C: drive to reinstall OS

ok if you are using the disks from dell you will need to insert disk 1 into the drive and boot from the disk. then follow the instructions..

if it is a Malware problem before wiping your drive have you tried some Malware scans?

here are some goodies

http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html

http://www.download.com/Ad-Aware-SE-Personal-Edition/3000-8022_4-10045910.html?part=dl-ad-aware&subj=dl&tag=top5

also you can read this
http://www.techsupportforum.com/showthread.php?t=15968

try doing the scans frist..

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I want to clean a windows millenium computer and install windows XpIf I completerly erase my hard drive with the Paragon Disc wiper on the Dec cover disc, will the hard drive be ready for the xp installtion disc which I have, or will I have to format the hard drive somehow. And if so how do I do itthanks

Answer:formatting c drive for reinstall Windows Xp

Set your CD Drive to be the first boot device in your BIOS.Pop your Windows XP CD in the drive and let it load. It will deal with the formatting for you.

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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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Hi folks, I recently bought an Acer laptop which came with Windows 8 pre-installed, Although I really like the laptop itself ,I hate Windows 8 and want to revert back to Windows 7. I have a licenced version of Windows 7 on a disc , which I purchased from PC world, If I format my PCs hard drive ,would that totally remove Windows 8, and could I then download Windows 7 from my CD disc using the PCs disc drive to do so. Any advise would be very much appreciated ----thank you ---Denbo

Answer:Would formatting hard drive remove Windows 8 ,so I can reinstall 7

If you just delete the partitions on the drive, then boot the install DVD, the install program should offer to create a partition from the free space and format it, then install W7. As long as it's a licensed commercial copy of Windows you should be fine.

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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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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,
 
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TechNet Subscriber Support
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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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I recently had to reset my laptop to factory defaults, before I begun the process I created the recovery disk, only i used a USB drive instead of CD's. This option reformatted the USB drive into a removable DISK DRIVE. After the reset I formatted the USB drive through the properties and reset it to default (which wiped the USB clean of all files). It still was a Disk drive so I gave up on that front, removed the USB and closed the laptop lid and left.Upon turning on my laptop it froze on the sign in screen so I did a hard reset which then stopped during boot up and displayed this message:status: 0cx00000e9info: An unexpected I/O error has occurredI am running Windows 7 home. On a Lenovo Thinkpad T520 64 bit I believe the problem is that since i manually removed the USB drive it Un-linked the drive, then i closed the laptop which puts it into sleep/hibernate/standby mode then when i re-opened the laptop it could not find the USB disk drive.I have tried booting up with the USB inserted and not inserted but still no luck. Also i should mention that I can not access safe mode by pressing F8. pressing F2 for the boot manager only gives me one option which is windows. I have been getting some help from other forums and it seems I may have to change setting in my BIOS to change the boot order to make the hard drive first in line since it seems the USB (port?) is what is giving me the error message.I can get into the BIOS menu by pressing F1 but then i am lost in what menu ... Read more

Answer:Boot up error 0xc00000e9 after formatting a usb drive (disk drive)

Hi betodc,thanks for posting and welcome to the community. Based from your post. Move #5 (ST9500420AS) to the #1 in your BIOS. That is your HDD drive.Do give it a try and let me knowof the results.hope this helps.Regards

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So I've got one 80GB drive that I use to store my Windows XP operating systems, all my programs, games, etc.

I also have an 180GB drive that I want to partition into possibly 3 drives, one for music, another for movies, and another for game installation files.

My question is, what exactly do I format the 3 partitions as? Extended, logical, primary, I have no idea which will make the drives stay "available." The problem is that once I finished partitioning the drives the first time, the next day the last 2 partitions became unavilable.

Anyone got any ideas?
 

Answer:Question about formatting a second hard drive to serve as a storage drive...

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Hiya

I've just finished building my new computer and I'm getting BSOD errors when first formatting a hard drive and secondly (after a successful format) installing a game on it.

My boot up SSD drive seems to be fine, it's just my other hard drive.

64bit Windows 7 Home premium. Full version I bought a a few days ago. The whole computer is new. If you need any further information, let me no.

8GB RAM. Intel Core i5 2500k CPU. Radeon 7850 graphics. 120ish SSD. 1Tb hard drive. Asus P8Z68-V Pro gen3 motherboard.

Edit: having just seen a notice, I've updated the post to contain two attachments. Or atleast I think I have :\

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Answer:BSOD when formatting or installing on drive drive, error 0x0000003d

We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

If you are overclocking STOP

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:





Quote:
* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.



To ensure minidumps are enabled:





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* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
* Under the Advanced tab, click on the Startup and Recovery Settings... button.
* Ensure that Automatically restart is unchecked.
* Under the Write Debugging Information header select Small memory dump (256 kB) in the dropdown box (the 256kb varies).
* Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as %systemroot%\Minidump.
* OK your way out.
* Reboot if changes have been made.

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I recently had to reset my laptop to factory defaults, before I begun the process I created the recovery disk, only i used a USB drive instead of CD's. This option reformatted the USB drive into a removable DISK DRIVE. After the reset I formatted the USB drive through the properties and reset it to default (which wiped the USB clean of all files). It still was a Disk drive so I gave up on that front, removed the USB and closed the laptop lid and left.
Upon turning on my laptop it froze on the sign in screen so I did a hard reset which then stopped during boot up and displayed this message:

status: 0cx00000e9
info: An unexpected I/O error has occurred

I am running Windows 7 home. I believe the problem is that since i manually removed the USB drive it Un-linked the drive, then i closed the laptop which puts it into sleep/hibernate/standby mode then when i re-opened the laptop it could not find the USB disk drive.

I have tried booting up with the USB inserted and not inserted but still no luck. Also i should mention that I can not access safe mode by pressing F8. pressing F2 for the boot manager only gives me one option which is windows.

Answer:Boot up error 0xc00000e9 after formatting a usb drive (disk drive)

Hello and welcome betodc mate what is the machine make and model? Because usually to do a factory default you only need to power up and at the same time tapping the default key which is different for different brands, For example for Toshiba it is 0'


That takes it into a recovery partition - I personally have never used a disk or drive when defaulting.

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

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Hello,

On my pc, I had one drive with Windows 98 on it, and one drive with Windows XP on it
Windows 98 was on drive C:
XP was on D:

They were set up so I could choose which one to boot to at start up

I wanted to get rid of the 98 entirely, so I edited the boot ini, just removing the entry for windows 98

after restarting the computer, everything was fine....going directly to XP

so I wanted to format the 98 drive so I could use it as additional storage,

which I did using norton partition magic,

I then shut down my computer......turned it back on.....and I get an error saying:
NTLDR is missing
what should I do?
the now formatted/blank drive is still as C:\

must the c:\ drive always have the OS in it? am I going to have to convert everything on my D: (XP) drive so that it is C: (if so how)

or what do I do to get back to using my XP again, on drive D:
 

Answer:NTLDR is Missing, after formatting win 98 drive and leaving XP drive

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Trying to remove prior Win7 install from D: drive HDD when Win7 is now on C: SSD.In the past I just formatted the drive and its clean.My problem is that I have data and programs installed on D: that I do not want to completely wipe out, so the easy formatting is not going to work for me. I was thinking of using Linux to remove Windows 7 from this D: drive to get the 17.8GB back. Is this the best method or is there a better method to get around the Access Denied issue when trying to remove when I am the System Admin and should be able to delete it, but cant?

Answer:Removing Windows 7 from slave drive without formatting drive

If you are logged into Windows on your system partition and wish to remove a different Windows installation you should be able to do so after taking ownership. I always use this utility to add "take ownership" to the context menu: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/add-take-ownership-to-explorer-right-click-menu-in-vista/

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Hello, I have a usb that has been encrypted using bitlocker, I can connect this usb to my desktop and I can input the password and access the usb. However on my laptop and other computers, when I plug in the usb I do not get the prompt to input my password and instead just says that the drive is inaccessible. Both my laptop and my desktop are windows 10 and I have admin rights on both machines. On both machines I have not used bitlocker, can someone help explain how I can access my usb on normal machines and can someone explain how I can open my usb on my desktop but not my laptop?

Answer:Bitlocker: Encrypted USB no access

Are you the same person who posted this:

BitLocker functionality (currently having some issues) - Windows 10 Forums

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Hello, I have a usb that has been encrypted using bitlocker, I can connect this usb to my desktop and I can input the password and access the usb. However on my laptop and other computers, when I plug in the usb I do not get the prompt to input my password and instead just says that the drive is inaccessible. Both my laptop and my desktop are windows 10 and I have admin rights on both machines. On both machines I have not used bitlocker, can someone help explain how I can access my usb on normal machines and can someone explain how I can open my usb on my desktop but not my laptop?

Answer:Bitlocker: Encrypted USB no access

Are you the same person who posted this:

BitLocker functionality (currently having some issues) - Windows 10 Forums

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I want to upgrade to WIN 10. But my SP3 SSD is bitlocker encrypted.
Will upgrade work on my encrypted SSD?
Will my existing bitlocker password work as I log on?
Any hints to help me as I upgrade?
Thanks!

Answer:How can I upgrade a Bitlocker encrypted SSD to WIN 10?

Should work. When you update, it'll warn you that Bitlocker is being suspended, so remember to unsuspend it when you have W10 installed (through the Bitlocker settings in the control panel).
If you then want to do a clean install then software Bitlocker will be erased. Hardware encryption may remain though, so I suggest you disable it first in such circumstances. I also suggest you do a diskpart clean for a clean install if you use hardware encryption, as Bitlocker may fail to recognise the hardware encryption and try to software encrypt instead when you get W10 installed otherwise.
Have your TPM key handy if you clean install. You shouldn't need it, but never know.
Oh, and make a system image backup to an MBR drive (assuming your boot drive is UEFI and so GPT) before you do anything. Note that the need to use an MBR backup drive instead of GPT goes away with W10, but is needed for W7/8.

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Last night, I tried to transfer a video file as I've done dozens of times. It didn't work. I tried a second time and realized it was because the file was more than 4GB which FAT32 USB drives will not accept.

I successfully formatted the new USB drive to NTFS.

My question is can I convert it back to FAT32? Can I do this using the same method (right-click drive checked off and optimized performance then right-click and select NTFS) I did from FAT32 to NTFS or is something else required?

Is it dangerous to due this? I will only be using this USB stick on my Windows laptops, dvd player and not on my iMac.

Answer:USB drive formatting back to FAT32 after formatting to NTFS

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,

You are correct, you can just format the drive back to FAT32 and no it shouldn't cause any issues doing this.
I have swapped between file system types many times and never had an issue.

Regards,
Jamie

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I have had to format my hard drive for one reson or another, but it seams to be taking a long time (coming up to 24hrs & not even 20% done)I am formating in dos mode using Format C:The harddrive is split in two C: drive is 30Gig and D: drive is 10 GigAll it says is trying to recover allocation (followed by a group of numbers, that is always going up)Is this normall is has some thing gone baddly wrong?

Answer:Formatting My C Drive (main Hard Drive)

Certainly does not seem normal to me. Especially as you will only be formatting C: not D: as well.

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This version of Lenovo IdeaCenter K430 has a Hot-Swappable HDD. I do not use it so I decided to use the sata cable for an SSD.

I installed an SSD = (SanDisk Ultra II 480GB SATA III 2.5-Inch). I also changed the BIOS to look for ACHII so it would see the SSD.

At Bootup it saw the SSD and I installed a new OS =(windows 7 Professional).

I rebooted again and saw the SSD C: and one of my previous 3.5" drives but the 2nd 3.5" was recognized as F: and was unknown.

I looked in "Manage" and it indicates that F: is RAW. However there are 6 other partitions on the drive.

I will add a pic of how the drive looks in "Manage".
A pic of the Hot-swapplabe drive bay.
A pic of the machine spec's.

Hope to hear from you, Thank you in advance,
Moseley

Answer:Installed 3rd internal drive, now 2nd drive say's needs formatting

Welcome to Seven Forums

Post a shot of Disk Management correctly

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Pic #1 is not Disk Management

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So currently my gigabyte motherboard has 2-1TB drives in a mirror raid as my secondary drive for data storage and 1 250GB single drive for my OS. In the BIOS I have the setting set to RAID for my hard drives, which I set this after I loaded windows when I first started, but now my 250GB single OS drive needs to be reloaded, but my XP disc will not see the drive since I have it set to RAID. I'm having trouble loading the raid drivers from gigabyte and I thought it would be easier to set the hard drives to AHCI mode and unplug my 2-1TB drives, reload windows on the 250 then plug my 2-TB drives back up then switch the BIOS back to RAID, but I am worried that this will mess up my RAID on my 2-1TB drives?? I would hate to experiment and lose the data on those drives. Will switching modes mess up my RAID???

Answer:Gigabyte Mirror Raid on backup drive need to reinstall XP on single OS drive question

Pull the drives off the system, do whatever you need to do to get XP installed. When that is working, change the settings to RAID, then reconnect the mirror.

It's best to install XP with nothing else on the system anyways, otherwise you risk having XP decide to install your O/S on drive "D:".

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I just bought a Inspiron 13 2-in-1. Now i see that my OS is Windows 10 home but my C: drive is 'Bitlocker encrypted'. As far as I know the Home edition doesn't have the Bitlocker application. How can i remove this encryption?

Answer:Windows 10 Home Bitlocker encrypted

Windows 10 does not support Bitlocker - only 10 Pro and Enterprise do.
Was this system purchased new from Dell, or from a third party - or refurbished?

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I have been using my laptop for a while, but no sensitive data stored on it yet and I just enabled Bitlocker with the Used Space option to save time. The files that were deleted are NOT sensitive.

A few questions here.

1. When I decide to reinstall Windows 10 again on the same laptop, and enable Bitlocker, do I need to encrypt the entire disk or leave as Used Space? The way I reinstall Windows, is to delete ALL partitions and only leave the Unallocated free space. That's all. I usually delete ALL partitions.

2. Assuming I did NOT have any sensitive data previously deleted that may be recoverable on the free space, will it be OK to select Used Space only when I reinstall Windows the next time? It is really time consuming - takes about 9 hours to encrypt a 300GB drive...

3. If the Used Space is encrypted, and I decide to store data on there, will the files be automatically encrypted when added to that Used Space?

4. If I delete a sensitive file or document from that encrypted Used Space area, will those documents be moved to the free space area were they can be recovered?

Thanks!

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Hi,
I have problem with my external hard disk. I entered correct password, but it says encryption failed. The system i used to set bitlocker is no longer use and i don't have the recovery key. So is there anyway to get my hdd back??
Sorry for my English and thanks in advance.

Answer:Can't use bitlocker encrypted hard disk.

Still no reply?? Am I going to believe there is no one that can help me?? So Bad.

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I have been using my laptop for a while, but no sensitive data stored on it yet and I just enabled Bitlocker with the Used Space option to save time. The files that were deleted are NOT sensitive.

A few questions here.

1. When I decide to reinstall Windows 10 again on the same laptop, and enable Bitlocker, do I need to encrypt the entire disk or leave as Used Space? The way I reinstall Windows, is to delete ALL partitions and only leave the Unallocated free space. That's all. I usually delete ALL partitions.

2. Assuming I did NOT have any sensitive data previously deleted that may be recoverable on the free space, will it be OK to select Used Space only when I reinstall Windows the next time? It is really time consuming - takes about 9 hours to encrypt a 300GB drive...

3. If the Used Space is encrypted, and I decide to store data on there, will the files be automatically encrypted when added to that Used Space?

4. If I delete a sensitive file or document from that encrypted Used Space area, will those documents be moved to the free space area were they can be recovered?

Thanks!

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Hello,
I have a Dell Inspiron 15 N5050.
This unit was having high lag and memory utilization of 100% shown in task manager and resource monitor. Ran Dell Extended Troubleshooting. Results = Hard Drive error. Replace hard drive.
What are the Hard Drive specs for this unit.
This unit runs Win 7. How do I reinstall on new hard drive?
Thank you in advance for your help!

Answer:Inspiron N5050 Hard Drive Crashed. Drive type and OS Reinstall help

Any 2.5" SATA notebook drive will work that's 9.5 mm or slimmer.
Ideally you prepared a set of recovery media when you received the system -- if you did not, you will need to contact Dell to purchase that now.

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I am trying to reinstall windows 8 on my desktop and did a reset from the system in windows, which worked it got rid of the virus.  But to make sure everything is really gone what I really want to do is clean the hard drive by doing a complete wipe
and reinstall and new copy of windows 8 that I have which contains a product key I have.  Back in 2011 I bought the computer and windows 8 failed (it kept saying it needed to be activated, we tried to enter the product key, didn't work, after several
months of issues with our retailer and Computer manufacturer found out it had to be reinstalled remotely by Microsoft so as of now I have Windows 8 on my desktop but do not have a product key.  So I purchased a copy of Windows 8 with a product
key but can't install it.
The problem is my computer does not boot first from the CD drive then the hard drive.  I can't find where to change this. I tried to go to the BIOS to change it but there is no prompt to select the CD drive.  if anyone has any suggestions
I would appreciate any help I can get.  I have a screen shot of the BIOS but it is too large to post.

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Due to various rement programs and fear of viruses, I would like to wipe clean the "C" drive and restore the system to its original out-of-box settings using either the "D" partition or the system produced recovery disks.

Answer:Clean C Drive & reinstall Vista from Recovery Drive D / Disk

You can use either. Make sure to save any thing of value to you on cds/dvds. Then just follow on screen prompts and that's it.

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After being attacked by several Trojans a couple of nights ago (which I mentioned in another thread), my security and personal information may be compromised as I speak, and it looks likely that I'll have format and re-install Windows XP on my laptop for the first time. This is my first time doing so for this CLEVO D900T, which is from circa-2005 and a hand-me-down from a family member. The thing is, I'm reading in this laptop's manual that in order to re-install WIndows XP, I'll be needing a USB floppy disk drive to install what appears to the drivers for the laptop's SATA drive. Thing is, I wasn't given a USB floppy drive by my family member, thus I don't have one. I was wondering, could I instead use a flash drive or flash memory (i.e microSD card) via the laptop's card reader to load the drivers? I'm not sure if in this case it'd be best if I just re-install or format and re-install.

Also, I'm trying to make it easier for me to get my laptop back to the way it is when and if I re-install. Is there any way I can get a list of all of the programs I have installed on my PC right now, or possibly carry over all of my programs and settings for the next install? Any help would be appreciated, thanks!

Answer:Laptop needs USB floppy drive to reinstall Win XP, can I use flash drive/memory instead?

Well, you are going to have problems... Sorry to say...

First off, most PCs with SATA drives will have an option in the BIOS to place it in IDE mode. This assures that Windows Setup will be able to detect it as a drive with the ability to be installed to.

As for USB drives, it all depends on your BIOS version and manufacturer. Toshiba for example, does not support ANY usb device unless it is made by their company. It sucks, yes, but i guess for more money for crappy products.

You can install the drivers to a flash drive, but you will also have to make a bootable image to that drive, and load your windows setup files, manually format and partition the drive, copy the files over, then start the setup process to do that. It is a huge hassle that I had to deal with on a Toshiba Portege 3500.

Backing up is a bit easier. You can use the built in windows backup software (Start>All Programs>Accessories>System tools> Backup) and make a complete backup to an external drive to restore after format. The problem is YOU WILL ALSO TRANSFER THE VIRUSES YOU HAVE!!!

If you use the file and settings transfer wizard, you can transfer most of your stuff, but you WILL HAVE TO REINSTALL A LOT OF YOUR SOFTWARE, as it will not transfer your registry entries.
Your best bet is to get an Antivirus/spyware removal tool (Such as www.superantispyware.com) and an anti MAlware software (such as Malwayebytes). This will clear most of your infections, and gives you more time ... Read more

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Hi,

Ok, here's the situation, I want to install XP Pro on a former XP HE (I say former because there are so many corrupt/damaged system files that no Win DVD, or live CDs can recognize it..), on a Vaio VGN-A617B laptop.
I would prefer to do a factory recovery from the recovery partition but there seem to be some problems too, it can't set up properly.

In short:
I got the error "unmountable drive" after a system crash.
After trying unsuccessfully to repair it with the recovery console doing chkdsk/fixboot/fixmbr, I tried to replace the files using the repair option on a Win DVD (not from the recovery console) but it couldn't see any previous Windows installations and only listed the partitions leaving me with set up/create/delete options.
I made a BartPE DVD to copy and save some personal files on an external drive.
Unfortunately, BartPE completely messed up the drive/partition letters and gave the letter E to the external drive, but E was the hidden vaio recovery partition, so C was assigned to it...
After restarting the laptop and unplugging the external drive, the vaio recovery partition kept the letter C, and E was given to the system volume...

So, now I am left with a laptop that tries to boot from the unworking recovery partition (it worked before the letter change), and a useless system volume that doesn't work.

I tried to change the letters and give back the E to the vaio recovery partition hoping that it would work but I can't,I ... Read more

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Throughout my computing life, I've learned that it's important to umount drives. It still can be seen when devices like a cellphone or a pendrive are attached to the computer the advice of clicking to "Safe remove" the drive before removing it physically.
Now I have Windows 7 Ultimate virtual hard disks in .vhd format and encrypted using bitlocker. I mount them everyday, and I shutdown the computer WITHOUT dettaching that encrypted virtual drive first.
Is this that a problem for security?
Is this a problem for my files?
I'm concerned about a data lose, maybe corrupted files in the drive for dettaching by shutting down the computer without umounting first.

Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Shutting down PC when .vhd bitlocker encrypted file is mounted

That is fine. Nothing to worry about.

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Hello,

We would like to use Bitlocker to encrypt external devices. However, we do already have some external hard disks with built-in encryption. Is it possible to detect this, and not to re-encrypt those disks with Bitlocker ?

Thanks,

Soitjes.

Answer:Bitlocker - detect encrypted external disk ?

You might ask here Forum FAQisk Topic Part 6 -Bitlocker and BitLocker To Go

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I recently under went the free upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 and now find I can't read a BitLocker encrypted USB. Windows file explorer does not recognise the drive and there is no where I can enter the password. Can anybody help.
Many thanks
Whitebeard

Answer:Reading a BitLocker Encrypted USB in Windows 10 Home

There was a similar problem upgrading to 8 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2748266 It isn't really applicable but you could have a look.

I'm not sure but I think that you should be able to unlock an external drive on Windows 10 home - just not use bitlocker for the OS drive.

Try starting the Bitlocker Drive Encryption Service if you have it under services.msc

Sorry I can't help too much as I have Pro version...

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Hi,
We have created a bootable USB flash drive using WinPE 3.0 and it is booting successfully. Then encrypted it using Bit Locker Encryption using following command

        manage-bde -on D: -pw
After Encryption, we are not able to boot the Pendrive. Can anyone help with this?

Thanks in Advance

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Hi experts
My external USB disk was encrypted by bitlocker. It worked well until today. Now every time I try to decrypt the disk with no matter the password or key file, the USB disk lost connection.
My local IT said the it can be due to that some track of the disk is broken.
So in the case, is there any way I can get my data back.
Thanks very much. It is urgent. I am looking forward for your reply.   

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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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Hello,

I currently have Win 7 Beta as my main OS with a non-system partition encrypted with Bit-locker(without TPM). I downloaded a copy of Win 7 RC, but will the new OS recognize the bit-locker encrypted partitions? Do I need to decrypt this drive, re-install the OS and then encrypt this non-system partition again? (I don't have my boot partition encrypted)

Or will Win 7 RC natively recognize the bit-locker partition and I just have to provide the user key to mount the drive?

Thanks,
Icered

Answer:Migrating Win7Beta bitlocker encrypted data to Win 7 RC

Hello Icered, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I would recommend to decrypt the drive first, install the new OS, then use bit-locker to encrypt it afterwards.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have a computer with 2 500 GB hard disks. One of the disks contain the installed/active programs and Windows 7 while the other one contains files (pics, vids, etc.) My computer crashed while my kids were using it. Did not know what actually happened I reformatted the computer. At the initial stages of the reformatting, I was still able to see the 2nd hard disk which contained my files which happened to be encrypted by bitlocker. I don't know exactly what went wrong but now, my computer doesn't detect that hard disk and even my cd ROM drive is not being detected anymore. Tried to see if the BIOS will detect it but it couldn't either. Any suggestions? Any help will be appreciated.
 

Answer:Undetected hard disk encrypted by bitlocker

WHat version of windows 7 are you using?
 

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The SSD drives have started to show up in Enterprises, where one of the requirement is full disk encryption. Full disk encryption means sector by sector encryption, that includes empty places as well.

This didn't sound good from the get go and running couple of tests, prior and after encryption, did confirm that. The system is a Dell laptop, Samsung SATA 2 SSD, running Windows 7 32-bit.

The non-encrypted SSD with AS SSD had this result:

Looks quite alright for a SATA 2 SSD.

HD Tune had similarly alright results:

The drive had been encrypted and the actual process has taken 24 minutes for a 60GBs SSD.

The AS SSD test results dropped like a brick, and understatement according to my wife, after encryption:

This result barely reaches 20% of the unencrypted drive performance and the test has not completed; if you notice the access time is not showing in the second AS SSD test.

The HD Tune test of the encrypted SSD drive was even worse, it didn't even run:

This is the first time I've tested full disk encryption for an SSD drive and it is entirely possible that I've done something wrong. And no, I didn't mean encrypting the drive on the first place was wrong. As stated earlier, this is a laptop for an Enterprise where you don't have much of a choice.

So the question is...

Is it something which is normal with encrypted SSD drives and there are some tuning that can regain close to the original performance?

I'll do some more testing with HDD to see the performance h... Read more

Answer:Encrypted SSD drive...

Well, here's the performance of the same drive, encrypted by BitLocker:

Note that the benchmark did complete with BitLocker, which has not been the case with the third-party FDE software.

It seems that BitLocker is "gentler" on the SSD drive, maybe because Windows 7 is SSD aware, but the read/write performance still dropped about 50% when compared to the non-encrypted drive performance. Note that the system seems almost just as snappy speed wise as with no encryption.

I am not sure why the access time is actually less than the non-encrypted drive, but I was consistently getting the same values.

The HD Tune also showed something interesting, next to the fact that it actually ran:

The transfer rate didn't really changed much with BitLocker when compared to the non-encrypted SSD; however, the CPU utilization pretty much doubled.

So it seems that the company will change the FDE solution in place when the migration to Windows 7 will start. Unless someone could explain to me as to why the commercial FDE software performs the way it does.
TIA...

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I backup some data to a new maxtor one touch III usb drive which use maxtor drive encryption utility. When I need that drive to get some data, I faced a problem that the drive is know well by the computer (device manager) but is not seen totally in my computer.  I tried a lot of software to even format or managing the drive anyway but all failed (swissknife, partition magic, paragon, smart fdisk, acronis, Large drive tools), all of them see the disk but can not make any change to it. Some reports that it is locked and others that I can not read/write and some other messages like protected drive. I am sure that the drive is perfect as it is seen rapidly by any computer running any operating system (including linux).

Answer:Encrypted usb drive

I suggest doing some searching for a solution at http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/support/  Seems like the encryption is getting in the way.  I'd think their website has some info on this issue.

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 Needed to reinstall windows XP. Did so. Logged back on, but it is workuing from D: drive...D: drive is my recovery drive! My C: drive was unchanged. it gives me 2 Xp lines above safe mode to choose from when I log in. It defauls to D: (recovery). Whats going on? How can I reinstall on my c: drive? Help! I do not want to mess up my recovery drive.Thanks

Answer:XP reinstall, C: drive untouched, not works from d: drive (recovery!) Help pls

There is a file called boot.ini which gives option for dual boot etc, so your system thinks it has 2 copies of XP on it. Run the system recovery software again and be sure it picks C: as the destination for the install. When done if it still wants to go to D: edit boot.ini to make C: the first option or remove the D: option if you dont want ability to boot off of D: if your system ever gets messed up as a next available preloaded os.

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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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Hey All,

Recently my company provided me with a Windows 10 SOE image as part of a UAT. The image includes Symantec Endpoint Encryption which utilizes Bitlocker for encryption.

I went through all of the motions with the C:\ drive to be encrypted and even printed the recovery key. Well, at some point I plugged in a few My Passport USB drives and they became locked by Bitlocker To Go. Everytime I try to unlock or click on these drives it asks for the 48-bit key which I don't have because I never was prompted to encrypt/lock these drives.





IT says that there are no keys stored on the servers for these USB drives and suggested that this would be a "local" encryption. However, they also stated that they wouldn't be encrypted unless I was prompted about it. So, there's this mystery about how these USB drives came to be locked.
I've been doing some research and the closest I've come is getting some output about the protectors:

Code:
c:\Windows\System32>manage-bde -protectors g: -get
BitLocker Drive Encryption: Configuration Tool version 10.0.10011
Copyright (C) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Volume G: [Label Unknown]
All Key Protectors
Numerical Password:
ID: {27319850-4EB5-42AC-9BA5-1C0CCB997EE7}
External Key:
ID: {A4A49BE5-70A4-4388-8B2F-8C13B1CA765C}
External Key File Name:
A4A49BE5-70A4-4388-8B2F-8C13B1CA765C.BEK

I've tried to copy the .bek file to another non-encrypted/locked USB but get... Read more

Answer:Unable to unlock USB drives encrypted/locked with Bitlocker To Go

Hi there

assuming the drives aren't encrypted then a Linux Distro should rescue you here.

Boot up any Linux Live CD - Linux Mint is a good one. Plug your USB in - should be recognized as an NTFS / FAT32 drive. Use the built in file manager (If the KDE desktop then DOLPHIN is the file manager - works and looks fairly similar to Windows / File explorer). Copy what you need or delete other stuff you don't need.

I don't think there's Windows fixes for this.

To make a Linux bootable USB stick I recommend download this ISO (Linux mint Rosa 17.3 x-64 KDE)

Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" - KDE (64-bit) - Linux Mint

Then use (on windows) RUFUS to make bootable USB stick.

Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way

Boot the USB stick, plug your other stuff in and use DOLPHIN to get your data. Linux reads and writes Windows file formats.

Here's an example of DOLPHIN reading an HP 64GB USB stick that I couldn't access with windows -



Cheers
jimbo

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We have a ThinkPad x230 with Bitlocker encrypted. Laptop is using TPMandPin is used. OS is Windows 8The issue now, we reach the tpm wrong pin threshold and last Sunday laptop got lock and we are able to only open it after the lockout state Monday afternoon. To be honest I'm not aware of this TPM behavior. So the user really want to show me what happen so we reproduce and intentionally put a wrong pin.Now, laptop is still not accessible until this time. The thing is, we cleared the tpm from bios. So even using the correct pin, it tells you that it's a wrong pin.Apparently, the recovery password was taken forgranted and we don't have a copy.I was hoping someone can provide more information on how to tacle this and ultimately be able to recover the laptop.

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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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I am currently using the Windows 10 Enterprise Evaluation (90-day trial licence). I am trying out Windows 10 to evaluate the Bitlocker encryption and storage pool features. I am nearing the end of my trial period and will need to purchase a license to continue using Windows.

I understand that there is no way to continue to use my existing installation of Windows 10 Enterprise after the trial ends, and that I will need to wipe the OS and clean install (a regular non-enterprise version of) Windows.

I would like to purchase Windows 10 Pro and install that.

I currently have the OS on a SSD, and two (other) hard drives configured as a bitlocker encrypted storage pool for my data. What will happen to my existing bitlocker encrypted storage pool after I wipe the OS (SSD) and clean install Windows 10 Pro? Will the new install of Windows see my encrypted storage pool and allow me to use my password to unlock it?

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Enabling bitlocker usually adds a lock icon on the C drive in My Computer, and this is the case on all our machines except for Lenovo X1. Bitlocker gets enabled fine, but the lock icon does not appear. Does anyone have an idea why? Thanks

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I am currently using the Windows 10 Enterprise Evaluation (90-day trial licence). I am trying out Windows 10 to evaluate the Bitlocker encryption and storage pool features. I am nearing the end of my trial period and will need to purchase a license to continue using Windows.

I understand that there is no way to continue to use my existing installation of Windows 10 Enterprise after the trial ends, and that I will need to wipe the OS and clean install (a regular non-enterprise version of) Windows.

I would like to purchase Windows 10 Pro and install that.

I currently have the OS on a SSD, and two (other) hard drives configured as a bitlocker encrypted storage pool for my data. What will happen to my existing bitlocker encrypted storage pool after I wipe the OS (SSD) and clean install Windows 10 Pro? Will the new install of Windows see my encrypted storage pool and allow me to use my password to unlock it?

Answer:existing bitlocker encrypted storage pool after re-installation of OS

Hello zeb1s, and welcome to Ten Forums.

If you like, you could use the method in the tutorial below to directly downgrade from Enterprise to Pro without losing anything or affecting your BitLocker encrypted storage pool.

Downgrade Windows 10 Enterprise to Windows 10 Pro Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials

To be extra safe, you should backup your BitLocker recovery key to another drive (ex: USB flash drive) than your Windows drive or storage pool.

Backup BitLocker Recovery Key in Windows 10 Windows 10 Security System Tutorials

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Hey All,

Recently my company provided me with a Windows 10 SOE image as part of a UAT. The image includes Symantec Endpoint Encryption which utilizes Bitlocker for encryption.

I went through all of the motions with the C:\ drive to be encrypted and even printed the recovery key. Well, at some point I plugged in a few My Passport USB drives and they became locked by Bitlocker To Go. Everytime I try to unlock or click on these drives it asks for the 48-bit key which I don't have because I never was prompted to encrypt/lock these drives.





IT says that there are no keys stored on the servers for these USB drives and suggested that this would be a "local" encryption. However, they also stated that they wouldn't be encrypted unless I was prompted about it. So, there's this mystery about how these USB drives came to be locked.
I've been doing some research and the closest I've come is getting some output about the protectors:

Code:
c:\Windows\System32>manage-bde -protectors g: -get
BitLocker Drive Encryption: Configuration Tool version 10.0.10011
Copyright (C) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Volume G: [Label Unknown]
All Key Protectors
Numerical Password:
ID: {27319850-4EB5-42AC-9BA5-1C0CCB997EE7}
External Key:
ID: {A4A49BE5-70A4-4388-8B2F-8C13B1CA765C}
External Key File Name:
A4A49BE5-70A4-4388-8B2F-8C13B1CA765C.BEK

I've tried to copy the .bek file to another non-encrypted/locked USB but get... Read more

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While trying to disable hp drive encryption, i reset the security settings to factory default in bios.on restart, it asked to accept or reject the changes which i accepted. Thereonafter, it doesnt recognize my password and doesnt let me through. I have tried using the hp drive encryption code but the usb flash containing drive encryption key doesnt show in the recovery dialog.I have data on that hdd that i need very much. Kindly guide me out of this mess.

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I'm looking into a whole encrypted drive solution for the mobile users in the company I work for. We have older systems and Windows Vista enterprise isn't really an option. I was wondering if there were any good solutions that would encrypt the entire drive.
 

Answer:Encrypted drive solutions.

One option is Pointsec
 

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I am going to attempt to upgrade the HDD on my ThinkPad T60 (2007-63U) and would like to be able to use the HDD in a USB enclosure after removing from the T60. If I want to read the data on the old HDD in the USB enclosure, what do I have to do to unencrypt ?  I utilized the Trusted Platform Module (TPM), ThinkVantage Client Security Solution when initially setting up the T60 and assume it makes the HDD unreadable outside the T60. I will remove the HDD password on the old drive prior to replacing with a fresh, larger drive.Thanks. .............................. Jan   

Answer:Encrypted Drive w/HDD PW removal

disable the security chip, remove any account passwords you have set, remove any fingerprints you may have enrolled, and then disable the fingerprint software, disable client security.  a test, would be to activate the guest account, the log in as guest and try to access your files.  If your successful, then you should be ready to make the switch.





T61 15.4" T9300 (2.5GHz 6MB L2) Windows 7 Professional x64 4GB Memory, NVidia Quadro NVS 140M

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i use bitlocker to lock one of my drive (lets say its A)
so when i lock drive A, bitlocker asked me to encrypt all of my files etc, so i encrypted the drive, and it takes a long time to complete the encryption, while the encryption file reach 10% suddenly my laptop is not responding, i waited for 1 hours and no progress so i decided to turn off the computer (forced turn off) then turned on again the computer.... the encryption file is not completed and the computer is not responding in the process, and now after that my drive is locked with bitlocker.... will i be able to open my drive A?? i already tried some times and the bitlocker keep not responding if i want to unlock my drive A, i dont have a backup file for my drive A, can i open the drive somehow?? its an external hardisk..... its contain my important files... please??
my driver that got partially encrypted is a transcend 500GB, storejet 18m/25m type
 

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How can i recover my data on D drive and E drive which got formatted while formatting C drive?
 

Answer:D and E drive got formatted while formatting C drive

Did you use the built-in drive formatter of windows or any data destruction software?
If you used data destruction softwares like DBAN there is no way you can recover anything(at least I do not know the way).
If you used the built-in drive formatter,there are freeware and paid softwares that can recover some of your files but it cannot recover everything in their original state.
If there was any software setups that you installed where stored, check drive C:>. Usually softwares after installation store a copy of the setup in drive C:>.
 

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Friends,
I need some information. I put a new Seagate 640 gb drive in my desktop pc and I had a seagate 320 already installed. It had windows xp pro installed and my data on it. When I put the new drive in I installed xp pro on it so I could use the larger drive as the main drive. But when I plugged the second drive back in the seagate 320 I had no access to it. It always comes up and says need formatting. This happens everything I put a new drive in. Can someone tell me why.
Thanks
Tammy
 

Answer:Formatting a new drive erases old drive

I'm taking guesses here, but I think your primary drive--the 640gb--thinks that the slave drive, the 320, is a separate operating system, so it wants to format it. This sounds awful but I would have saved all my files on a dvd, then erase the 320 drive, and install it.

After that, I would go to the Control Panel to Administrators and assign a drive letter to the empty 320 drive. Windows would format it and see it as a place to store files. If the secondary drive also has an operating system on it--Windows or Linux--then you would have a dual booting thing going. You either boot into one disk or boot into the other.
 

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I'm trying to reformatt my computer, and my partition C: is [Unkown], but I'm trying to install my XP in drive partition D: so I can back up my files at Partition C:, but whenever I tried to install it on partition D: it said that I need to format partition C: before I install XP in my partition D:, I don't want to because all my files are in partition C:.(the partition D: is marked as [NTFS]).

Answer:How do I install in drive D: without formatting drive C:?

Are you getting a option to choose " leave the partition without format and continue to installation"?

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Hi All

I formatted my PC to another installation of Windows 7 Ultimate(also the one I had before the format).

Now before I formatted windows on drive C:, I encrypted a folder with Bitlocker. Now this folder was on another harddrive D: on my PC. After the format on C: drive, I cannot access any files in the encrypted folder anymore. The folder is color green(so are all the files inside) and when clicking on any file inside, it tells me "you don't have access to open this file".

Any suggestions?

Thank you

Answer:Bitlocker Encrypted folder - Cannot access files inside anymore

again install bitlocker and try to unlock using it

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Hi All

I formatted my PC to another installation of Windows 7 Ultimate(also the one I had before the format).

Now before I formatted windows on drive C:, I encrypted a folder with Bitlocker. Now this folder was on another harddrive D: on my PC. After the format on C: drive, I cannot access any files in the encrypted folder anymore. The folder is color green(so are all the files inside) and when clicking on any file inside, it tells me "you don't have access to open this file".

Any suggestions?

Thank you
 

Answer:Bitlocker Encrypted folder - Cannot access files inside anymore

Restore your recovery key.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee449438(v=ws.10).aspx#BKMK_RecoveryPass
 

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Hi, I have an 80 GB harddrive with Windows XP Home on it labeled C: and another 500 GB hardrive labeled F:.  Some time ago I moved My Documents from C: to F: and in My Music I have about 60 GB of music.My C: drive is getting kind of bloated and I was thinking about formatting it and reinstalling XP.  I'm wondering what should I do with the F: drive?  Will the reinstall take My Documents off F:?  Should I back up all that music (and other important data in My documents) and format F: too?  Will formatting C: have no effect on F:?Trying to avoid spending a lot of time putting all that data onto DVD's, thought maybe I could get away with leaving the F: alone and just wipe the C: and reinstall.  Whatta ya think?Windows XP Home 2.8 GHz Pentium 4, 2 GB ram

Answer:Format, Reinstall C: Drive, Affect F: Drive?

Formatting C: should not affect F: at all...You will however have to re-direct your Doc and Settings folder back to F: for it to work properly.Make sure to assemble all your drivers prior to the format.

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What happens if I clean install Win7 (OES) on a hard drive and then reinstall a hard drive with the stock Dell upgraded to Win10 from Win 8.1?
My systemell 3847, 16gb ram, Nvidia Graphics card

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So, this is my second attempt at help with this particular issue.
For those who didnt see before, basically I had partially (around 3.5%) encrypted my USB HDD with BitLocker to Go, when formatting my computer I backed up my Recovery key to the USB drive like an idiot.
So, when I format my PC it no longer automatically unlocks, instead asks for the Recovery Key which is now locked away in this inaccessible drive.

I am asking today for any recommendations of maybe accessing this disk, which while the vast majority of files are still in their plain form, are rendered useless because Windows will not access the drive.

I have already used Recover My Files and one other recovery software to scour thee 500GB drive for my BitLocker Reovery Key .txt file but to little avail - is there any method to bypass BitLocker access restrictions and see those files which have not been touched by the encryption?

Thank you.
 

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The hard disk has one partition, drive C. I need to image the drive or clone it to another drive. There are two obstacles: The partition is encrypted and there are bad sectors. Otherwise, Windows runs just fine. Acronis TrueImage 10 aborts with an error that the drive is either inaccessible or it has bad sectors, which I already know.

Any suggestions on how I can image the drive?

I don't see any way to turn off bad sector checking in Acronis TrueImage.
 

Answer:Imaging an encrypted drive with bad sectors?

You could run chkdsk to repair the bad sectors.
 

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