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Lost Win7 bitlocker locked partition need help in restoring

Question: Lost Win7 bitlocker locked partition need help in restoring

i accidentally lost my hard drive partition which was locked by bitlocker , now in disk management it showing only free space. please tell me any solution to restore my drive or recover my data? i know the password and also have a key. i tried many recovery tools but they are not showing my lost partition.

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Preferred Solution: Lost Win7 bitlocker locked partition need help in restoring

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Answer: Lost Win7 bitlocker locked partition need help in restoring

Look at the link below for help.http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...

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I am sure the answer is out there, but haven't found an exact solution to this question, so...

I back up my System Reserved partition + C partition with both the native Win7 software (create an image file) and also, to be safe, with Acronis, creating the images on separate external USB drives.

My question is this: in the event of the drive on which I have my O/S failing (it's on an SSD, and I just had my other SDD fail on me) would I be able to restore one of the images - Windows or Acronis - to a different, smaller partition on a different disk, provided that the original, uncompressed size of the data on the original partitions is smaller than that of the partition I want to restore it to? In other words, if my current C drive is on a partition of 80GBs, but occupies only 40GBs of that - the rest being unused, free space, would I be able to restore one of the backup images to a partition of, say 60GBs? Or does the unused space 'count'?

Thanks,

Martin

Answer:Restoring Win7 image backup to smaller partition?

Martinlest, I know that the internal Microsoft image backup won't install on a smaller drive than it was created from.
I don't believe that Acronis will either but I am not 100% sure. Nothing to lose by trying. Have you gotten on the
acronis forum and asked the question?

Rich

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Hi

Firstly, thanks to all those tutorials and help provided in the forum by the forum members/experts - Kudos.

Laptop - Sony Vaio VPCEE23FX
OS - Windows 7 Home Premium x64
CPU - AMD Athlon II P320 Dual Core 2.1GHz
Memory - 8GB (2 x 4gb) DDR3/1066MHz
Graphics Card - ATI Mobility Radeon? HD 4250 Graphics
Hard Drives - Capacity: 320GB - Speed: 5400rpm - Type: Serial ATA

Now to the problem: I installed a new SSD (Sandisk Ultra Plus - 256GB) in my old laptop. I did a clean install of Windows 7 with the guide from clean-reinstall-factory-oem-windows-7

I had trouble with Windows updates (almost 150 updates) - failure to configure windows updates etc - after a few times of trying all the windows updates were installed. I installed the drives before the window updates and everything was fine and dandy for a few hours. The system was fast, the response time improved a lot and it was great.

Here is what i did:

1. Upgraded to SSD - replaced the HD with the SSD and did a clean install with Win 7 home preimum iso dvd.
2. During installation, I created System reserved space (which Win did automatically), 100GB Primary partition and the rest around 138GB - instead of creating extended, I created another primary partition by mistake. I did not think it was an issue and continued the installation. Win7 was installed to second primary partition of 138GB.
3. Installed all the drivers and updates from vaio website.
4. Installed Windows 7 updates - after some restarts, ... Read more

Answer:Clean install WIN7 to new SSD - corrupt Boot Config/partition lost

This is the tutorial you should be using I believe: SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

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I'm a long-time reader but new poster. I am currently running Windows 7. I want to install Windows XP onto another disc and have a dual-boot setup. I keep Windows 7 up to date and secure, but for the XP partition, I would rather not have antivirus running or even installed, in order to limit background processes. I will not be logging into any place or making any credit card purchases when booted into Windows XP. It will just be used for surfing, games, etc. Further, if and when XP becomes compromised or buggy, I will simply overwrite the partition with a backup image.

If I use Bitlocker to lock down the Windows 7 partition (with the encryption key on a thumb drive) and boot into Windows XP, am I correct in thinking the XP installation see or can't access the Windows 7 partition? If XP gets compromised, can a virus access or write to the Windows 7 partition?

Is there any other reason why this would not be secure? Can a virus write to the BIOS?

Thanks to anyone who can help.

Answer:Can OS partition access a dual boot partition if encrypted w/Bitlocker

Please, any response would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi everyone,

I have a HDD that I used while I was in Afghanistan and I locked my storage drive using Bitlocker because I found out people were stealing information off of my hard drive when I was out on missions. I started off with a password and ended up disabling the password, which I still remember, only allowing access by computers that were connected and by that backup access code they give you. I have EVERYTHING on this drive and it's been in storage for about 2 years now and I'm not willing to let all that information go just yet and still looking for an answer. Does anyone know of a way at the moment how to crack into this hard drive and recover everything?

Thank You,
Michael Chute

Answer:Bitlocker - HDD is Locked

Sorry to say, but I don't think anyone could crack a bitlocker encryption via bruteforce. Even the government is trying to ask Microsoft to include a backdoor for bitlocker encryption, it's THAT secure. Best you can do at the moment is to try and retrace where you last remember the password by keystrokes or location where password was last stored.

Editted:

If you do recover it, I'd recommend that you back up that data and buy a 1 gb MicroSD card and store your key cache on it as a backup if **** hit the fan and just hide it away from plain sight. (It's pretty tiny even when in plastic case, so it's perfect for that.)

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I have a Ghost 11 partition image which I have restored before, but today there is a problem.

The image file is 18 Gb or thereabouts but Ghost reports it as

17,875,318,21 bytes (yes 21 at the end)

When I try and restore it it I can select the source partition in the image, it finds the destination drive OK and then it shows the destination partition in the list but it is greyed out.

Haven't a clue why this is happening, I have used this product for 7 years without a problem.

Anyone else seen anything like this?
 

Answer:Ghost 11 - restoring partition image - destination partition not shown in list

Destination is too small would be my guess?
 

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I have hp pro tablet 408 g1, suddenly it have a start up issues and opened recovey mode, when i choose start up dignostic its require recovery key now the tablet is locked and every option require recovey key and i do not have the key and i can not open the tablet since its require recovey and each option require recovery key.What should i do??

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After deleting maleware my Bitlocker has asked for the recovery key.
I have the Key however the laptop only allows me to use the Functions F1 to F10 as 1 to 0, also tab and backspace.  Doesnt allow me to use the keyboard letters.
My BitLocker recovery Key Starts with letters - How do I get around this I have tried holding the buttons down to see if they move from 0 to A B C etc and they dont.  Now my laptop doesnt get based the full BIOS.

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I made a big mistake! I installed W7 on my SSD partition 1. I have my users & data filed on HDD data partition X:\. I locked the X:\ I apparently do not have TPM. I get to the login screen & of course it fails to log in any user because the drive containing the data to continue is locked. In safe mode, repair startup I cannot unlock the drive as the abilty to type letters is not yet available. So, when I enter the key..... it only has numbers. In safe mode with command prompt I can unlock the drive with the password but I have no idea what to do from there in the cmd prompt & when I restart of course the drive is locked again. What can I do? Also it says it can't access the file when I attempt to unlock using control panel in safe mode. the password is accepted but can't access a file. doesn't list the file. I have the key file. I can access it as I am dual booting with ubuntu. I can also access it in safe mode. But, i have no idea what to do with it. Can I just put that file onto a usb by simply copying it over & then have it plugged in at boot? Please help asap! This is my school PC, first week, & of course we have twice the work. I should never have turned on BL without reading the whole file but i did & now what?

edit (response merged):
unlocked drive:

boot into safe mode with command prompt:
manage-bde X: -unlock -pw
(enter password)
manage-bde -off X:
(wait awhile)
manage-bde X: -status
(continue until you see drive fully decrypted. it will ... Read more

Answer:Locked out of W7 @ Login due to BitLocker

Followed method 1. I am back in:
Error message: "The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded

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Hi, Ive pretty much lost my key and recovery key for my bitlocker encrypted win7 partition. Im thinking of going into my winxp partition, doing a quick format on the encrypted partition which im locked out of, then using some sort of data recovery software to get the files on the encrypted partition back, will this work? or will the files I try to recover still be encrypted? also, if that would work could someone recommend some good hard drive recovery software, I dont mind if its not free.

thanks

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I made one of my thumb drive locked with BitLocker and when I use it on an XP machine it can only be used in read only files. Do any of you guys know how to make it read and write. On the 7 machine it can do both.

Thanks and Happy Holidays!

Answer:locked with bitlocker read only

  
Quote: Originally Posted by puremacgyver


I made one of my thumb drive locked with BitLocker and when I use it on an XP machine it can only be used in read only files. Do any of you guys know how to make it read and write. On the 7 machine it can do both.

Thanks and Happy Holidays!


I dont think XP is "aware" of bitlocker and so cant read it.

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Yesterday i did reset my Lumia 950 due to some unexpected issues. After that it was observed device is not detecting SD Card while card is already in the device. So i open it from device and insert in my pc and my pc is showing Removable Disk (locked sign on icon). When i am clicking on the icon it says it is locked by bit locker. Again i insert it on my device still sd card is not detecting. Plz comment for solution.

Answer:SD card locked by BitLocker

When you set SD card encryption the information is there. It says:
The content can be lost if the device is reset while card encryption is on.
Settings, update and security, device encryption
There is no way to recover the card.

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Please help!
This happened when I for first time I connected my external drive to PC running on Windows 10. I have never enabled BitLocker on this drive and I don't have a key
All my work backups were on this drive and I need to unlock it, formating is not an option.
I saw that for Windows 8 there is some BitLocker Drive Encryption.
When I tried to connect it to Windows XP, 7 or 8 I dont have and option to unlock it, only to format it.
Help me please.
D.

Answer:BitLocker locked my external harddrive by itself

Try Rolling back to W8(?)/8.1 on the machine you set up Bitlocker on.

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New member>

On opening Asus T100T laptop, immediately after a Windows update, error message appears: Process1 Initialisation Failed. Then I am asked for a Bitlocker Recovery Key. Absolutely did not install Bitlocker. Managed to find recovery key via Microsoft account - no idea how it got there - we didn't save it.
This key worked, and operation was normal for a few days. Now am getting the same messages, and inserting the Bitlocker key has no effect - the messages just keep looping.

I have looked at the tutorials, and have used Command Prompt to turn on auto unlock
BitLocker Auto-unlock - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

and to
BitLocker Recovery - Unlock a Drive in Windows 8

To no effect - the messages keep on the same cycle. Any ideas?

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New member>

On opening Asus T100T laptop, immediately after a Windows update, error message appears: Process1 Initialisation Failed. Then I am asked for a Bitlocker Recovery Key. Absolutely did not install Bitlocker. Managed to find recovery key via Microsoft account - no idea how it got there - we didn't save it.
This key worked, and operation was normal for a few days. Now am getting the same messages, and inserting the Bitlocker key has no effect - the messages just keep looping.

I have looked at the tutorials, and have used Command Prompt to turn on auto unlock
BitLocker Auto-unlock - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

and to
BitLocker Recovery - Unlock a Drive in Windows 8

To no effect - the messages keep on the same cycle. Any ideas?

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So when I was going through some virus **** I downloaded BitLocker because some of my files on my drive were locked and I thought maybe I could unlock them and delete them cause I thought a virus was hidin up in there but I ended up locking up my whole external drive or something so now I can't delete anything from it but I can use the files. Anywho... I'm pretty sure it was BitLocker I used cause now when I right click on the drive it brings up some BitLocker options but I can't find where to unlock it.

Or decrypt it.. cause I think I encrypted it.. anywho I can't delete anything from it.
 

Answer:BitLocker. Locked my Drive. I'm dumb.

If you are not pretty sure how to use bit-Locker, I would suggest you remove it.
however here is it's tutorial :
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc766295.aspx
 

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Hey guys, thanks for taking the time to read this. Full disclosure straight away: I've had this issue dumped on me by my mother and she's not been particularly forthcoming with details (she's old, bless her), so bear with me.

She has a Linx1020 tablet which has mysteriously started booting into Bitlocker recovery mode - she says she didn't do anything strange the last time she shut it down, and she's never seen or heard of Bitlocker before i.e. she hasn't set up any recovery keys.

I can't retrieve a key for her online as she claims she's never set up a Windows/Outlook account, which it seems necessary to log into to be able to recover.

Tried a system reset through the recovery menu, but the drive where Windows is installed is locked (I find it weird that the recovery mode is even providing the option to do a system reset when it's locked...)

So basically, I have no options in the recovery mode menu that I can follow which get me anywhere. I do have the option to boot from a USB, but I wouldn't have the first clue what to do. So, is it possible for me to do anything to e.g. completely bypass Bitlocker and nuke the whole thing, without physically taking it to someone who is much more capable than I?

Apologies for lack of detail. Thanks for reading - any help much appreciated!

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I remember the password but its not accepting it and showing it as incorrect password. Please help me with it.

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I was using my work laptop at work and connected my personal USB external drive to the laptop. No problem. I used the external drive to show colleagues some pictures of my new house renovation and then disconnected the drive.
However, when I reconnected the drive to my own personal laptop at home, it informed me that it was locked by bitlocker and needed a recovery to unlock it!
At no time was I requested to bitlocker it or indeed informed that bitlocker was locking the drive. This totally sucks as I have precious family photos on the drive and now cannot access them!!
Can anyone help?

Karl Marsden

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i cant even connect with windows recovery tool and how to unlock this bitlocker recovery in mobile?

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Ok, So here's the issue, a friend of mine have a 1TB WD external drive, which got a bad sector after someone unplugged it during file transfer, issue is, my friend doesn't have the Recovery Password, or anything, only the password he uses to unlock the drive, the drive got vital information, and they must be retrieved.

Any ideas?

Answer:A drive locked by BitLocker got a bad sector!

Hello,

See if he may be able to run chkdsk on the drive first to hopefully take care of the bad sector.Disk Check
Afterwards, he may be able to use an option in the tutorial below with the BitLocker password to unlock the data drive.BitLocker Drive Encryption - Unlock a Locked Data or Removable Drive
Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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Hi,
My disk contains 5 partitions:
part1 = ntfs-win10 free upgrade of win home premium (primary)
Part2 = ntfs-win7 home premium (primary)
Part3 = ext3-Extended (logical)
Part4 = ext3-LM rafaela (extended)
Part5 = swap (extended)
This setup worked good.

Part2 win7 got buggered, and reinstalled (nvidia chip-set melt down during win7 boot). The MB was replaced.

I can no longer get to win10 boot Part1. Booting to Part1 or Part2 results to booting the newly installed win7. Rafaela boot did not change: still working.

How can I reclaim my win10 boot? I can't upgrade for free anymore so I'm hoping there's a way to work with what's there.

Thanks,
Keith

Answer:Lost Win10 in Multiboot disk partition Win7, Win10 and LM Rafaela

You could use EasyBCD to add Win10 to the boot code.
EasyBCD Documentation

Take care not to screw up the Linux entry.
I'm pretty sure EasyBCD makes a backup - but it's been quite a while.

Read first, plan 2nd, backup the BCD store - then execute the plan

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Hi,
My disk contains 5 partitions:
part1 = ntfs-win10 free upgrade of win home premium (primary)
Part2 = ntfs-win7 home premium (primary)
Part3 = ext3-Extended (logical)
Part4 = ext3-LM rafaela (extended)
Part5 = swap (extended)
This setup worked good.

Part2 win7 got buggered, and reinstalled (nvidia chip-set melt down during win7 boot). The MB was replaced.

I can no longer get to win10 boot Part1. Booting to Part1 or Part2 results to booting the newly installed win7. Rafaela boot did not change: still working.

How can I reclaim my win10 boot? I can't upgrade for free anymore so I'm hoping there's a way to work with what's there.

Thanks,
Keith

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i brought a second hand windows 8.1 Dell Venue 11 pro tablet online, and about 3 weeks later it boots on some bitlocker thing, ive tried everything and cant find my recovery key, is there a way i can restore it. i have no important data on there so anything to get this bitlocker off will be great.

Answer:How to restore windows 8 tablet locked by bitlocker

There is a separate Windows 8 forum. Best to post your Windows 8.1 problem there.
Windows 8 Forums

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hi
i have locked my H drive using bitlocker . Today when i tried to open my drive, it says    
"  Error Recovering Disk H : A recovery key was not found on this drive . The drive cannot be unlocked . "

I have checked the status of my drive in cmd , it says
" An error occured :  <code : 0x80070057>) "Some very important files are in the drive. I am desperately in need of help. Any help would be greatly appreciated ".

Thks,
ilaks.

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I had a gateway computer I bought in dec 2002. Anyway in Jan I bought vista ultimate and it ran fine until for some reason it decided to not start up.. no power to anything. the computer went to "sleep" one night and wouldn't start up.

That's not why I'm here though. I had 5+ years of files, pictures, and family videos on the 2 hard drives which I think are now locked with bitlocker. I tried installing them as secondary hard drives in the new computer, and the computer thinks they are blank and wants to format them. Am I correct in thinking they are locked? If they are, is there any way to get my files back?
 

Answer:Computer died, now drive locked with bitlocker?

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

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

All help will be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance,

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Hi. I'm new here. Please Help me. My 2 (two) external hard drive was locked by bitlocker. What odd is, it's only lock when I'm using Window 7 or older version of windows and I can't use it even in T.V's. But when I'm using it in windows 10 I can open it
and use it. Please help me. Sorry for Bad English.

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Hello!

In my upgrading frenzy, I went ahead and updated my new work-provided laptop's BIOS (Dell E7240). Lo and behold Bitlocker is now asking for a recovery key.
As the IT Administrator won't be available till next week and I am in urgent need to access it.

My question is simple; does downgrading the BIOS back reverse the lock?

Thanks!

Answer:Bitlocker and BIOS Firmware Upgrade - Locked out!

Nope. You will need to wait for IT admin at this point.

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Hi I am using a Window Surface and I just got my external drive locked by Bitlocker WITHOUT having enabled it. I need to access crucial data, how can I unlock it? If I double-click on
external drive icon, a Bitlocker(D:) window pops up and if I click on "Load key from USB drive" then it says that "a valid USB key wasn't detected". The issue is that I NEVER set a key in the first place, I didn't even know what Bitlocker
is!

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My X1 died on me and, according to the sheet of paper that came back from the repair center, had its system board replaced. Unfortunately, when booting, I get a prompt for a bitlocker recovery key - and the key I have (confirmed with Microsoft) is not working. The key id shown on the recovery screen is also different. I've spent about 40 minutes on the phone now with Lenovo support, and haven't gotten anywhere - how can I get back into my machine? It would appear that, since the hard drive was not replaced, I should still be able to get in with my existing key, or am I missing something there?

Answer:Locked out of bitlocker after system board replacement

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/d7be2e19-3eb2-4e7f-8d6a-c7f0f5474b93/bitlo...

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hey guys...
i have a serious problem with bitlocker and really need your help
i have an external HDD that is locked by bitlocker and won`t open
i didn`t lock it i just went on section that asks for password and cancel the process and my HDD worked just fine but after i disconnected it and connect again it has been locked and when i try to open it says :

Bitlocker (D:)
the bitlocker encryption in this drive isn`t compatible with your version of windows. try opening the drive using a newer version of vindows.

i`m pretty sure it didn`t encrypt my drive cuz encryptions take time and my drive is 1 TB 
i`m using windows 8.1 and tried 8 & 7 ...even XP :(
i have really important stuff in it
plz tell me what to do :'(

Answer:Unable to open external HDD that is locked by bitlocker

Farid Rahimi,
If you haven?t already, remove the drive from whatever port you have it plugged into and try another port. 
Another thing you can check is to see if there are any new updates available for your BIOS. 
Take a look at any changes that it might list and if there have been any changes to the TPM, go ahead and run that update. 
You?ll also want to make sure that your system settings are all correct for the port you?re using.
Hope this helps!
Mike
Windows Outreach Team ? IT Pro

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Windows wants me to unlock my drive with a recovery key even though I know my password. I have tried multiple computers and laptops but they all have the same problem. PLZ HELP!!!

P.S: I don't know my recovery key and I don't know where it is :(

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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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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

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As I learned, there are two ways of restoring Windows 10 on my Dell XPS 13:

Using recovery partition located on SSD
Creating an external USB media with 'Dell OS Recovery Tool'

Are there two approaches equivalent?
Can I, for example, destroy all the partitions on the hard drive and then restore a system to a factory state just using my USB?

Thanks a lot
Dmitry

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I installed BitLocker, and the OS (Ultimate) using the Best practices for BitLocker. Diskpart B: for BitLocker and C: for the OS. I also created D: for my Data. I loaded the OS and all the updates (except the language files), I should have SP1 but cannot seem to have proof of that.

After the OS was installed and booted I had D: for BitLocker, C: for the OS and E: for data. Do not know why but I'll live with it if I have to.

How do I get BitLocker to encrypt E:?

Thanks in advance

Cheers
Reg

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Hey Guys,
Im new here so apologies if this in the wrong section.
Basically, massive problem here - I have a WD MyBook External HDD and have used BitLocker to Go on it from Windows 7 RC, and I kept the recovery key in my main HD Documents folder. (This was a x86 install).
Last night I (stupidly) backed up the key to the External HDD automatically forgetting it would be locked later (as it unlocks on startup so I forget it would be secured elsewhere) and went ahead to clean format my PC to a Windows 7 x64 RTM Install.

Now, when I come to plug in the drive today, instead of prompting for a password as it SHOULD, I instead am askked for the recovery key which I stupidly enclosed in the External HD itself.

Naturally, this External Drive contains my life, several GB of music, all of my college work, images, videos and so forth and I cannot really do with losing it all.

The only other information I can give is that at no point was the HD fully encrypted by BLocker, instead I used to cancel it at each start up and it never passed 3.5% so does this mean not ALL of the data is encrypted and maybe the key I copied into there last night may still be safe (no BL encryption went on after copying it?)

If so, how would I go about possibly finding this? Is there any other way to access the drive without getting the BLocker popup? I already tried a Live boot disk, cmd prompt etc?

Thank you.

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I would like to resize the Bitlocker partition as i am getting lowspace warnings but as it is the F drive and follows the D drive i can see no way of doing this other than saving everything from the Bitlocker drive to an external drive and then merging the D and F drives before making the new bigger F drive for bitlocker

i have seen websites saying that it is simply a case of unlocking the Bitlocker drive and selecting resize from the menu ut i am not given this option even with the drive unlocked which makes sense to me as where would the extra space come from if i had the resize option, if anyone has any suggestions on how best to resize the F drive i would be most grateful, i have included a screenshot of the drives in case this helps, many thanks.

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I would like to resize the Bitlocker partition as i am getting lowspace warnings but as it is the F drive and follows the D drive i can see no way of doing this other than saving everything from the Bitlocker drive to an external drive and then merging the D and F drives before making the new bigger F drive for bitlocker

i have seen websites saying that it is simply a case of unlocking the Bitlocker drive and selecting resize from the menu ut i am not given this option even with the drive unlocked which makes sense to me as where would the extra space come from if i had the resize option, if anyone has any suggestions on how best to resize the F drive i would be most grateful, i have included a screenshot of the drives in case this helps, many thanks.

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Hi.




Windows 7 Ultimate
UEFT/GPT system partition
TPM hardware

I did some tests with Bitlocker a year ago. I recall that at that time, my partitions were not modified.
EFI - 100 MB

MSR - 128 MB

Windows - 100 GB

Recent tests with Bitlocker generated now an additional 256 MB partition (called "Recovery Partition") after the Windows partition. It contains Windows RE.
1. Is this new?
2. Is this partition required? If yes, what for?
3. Can I avoid creating this partition when enabling Bitlocker?


Thanks

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Hi all! I have a hp laptop (HP 6730b) and two partitions, C (system) and D. I have tried bitlocker, I encripted C drive, everything works fine, but I cannot choose a pin code for C partition...

When I started to encript C drive, there's no way to type my password/my pin code, I could only save my recovery key to my pendrive...

I don't know, my simple windows user password is enough? I heard that it's easy to hack that, so I hope bitlocker will be safer, if it's ask password immediately after I power on my laptop...

(I know that if somebody disassemble my laptop and put my hard drive to another pc, it won't work because tpm... But I want to choose a password, which is needed immediately after I power on my laptop, is it possible?)

Thank you for help!

Answer:Bitlocker on C partition - how to add PIN code?

You could always set a user password...

Go to;

Start

Control Panel

User Accounts

"Create a password for your account"

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Hi all,

Forgive me if this has been answered, but i wasn't able to find it ...

Anyways, my machine is running win7 HP with the drive bitlockered, can i just go install win8 straightaway or do i have to decrypt and disable bitlocker first?

thanks

Answer:Installing over Win7 which already has bitlocker

Hello mmq, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You could format the OS hard drive to remove BitLocker encryption as well, but I would recommend to turn off BitLocker encryption for the OS drive to decrypt it first to avoid any potential issues, then install the other OS. Afterwards, you can encrypt it with BitLocker from Windows 8 again if you like.

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

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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We currently use PGP for all laptops and remote users. Costly as it takes a dedicated server as well as roughly $120/License. With BitLocker and Windows 7 (Which we are mirgrating to in January) it seems we can manage it via AD if someone loses their key.

Who is using BitLocker in a business enviro with good results? If I can save us $120/user...That would make me and my boss very happy Would it be a comparable replacement to PGP Whole Disk?
 

Answer:Win7 BitLocker: Replacement for PGP?

I'm looking at BitLocker for a few clients that have laptops. I'm going to be giving it a shot on my work laptop here this weekend. Going to P2V my corporate XP Pro install and then wipe the drive, install Windows 7 and VMware Workstation and load up my XP Pro VM and make sure everything works, then use BitLocker for whole disk encryption. Currently I'm dual-booting XP and Win7 with PGP and I hate it.
 

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I lost my recovery key completely but I still have the password. Is there any way I can reach the recovery key without changing the password? (since I'm facing problems accessing it anyway and the solution requires a recovery key not a password)

Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:Lost the recovery key for BitLocker but..

Hello Margla, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You should still be able to unlock or recover a BitLocker drive with the BitLocker password.

BitLocker Recovery - Unlock a Drive in Windows 8

BitLocker Repair Tool - Recover Drive in Windows 7 and 8

BitLocker Drive Encryption - Unlock a Locked Data or Removable Drive - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hi, i would like to know how can i retrieve lost Bitlocker recovery key.

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Bitlocker Recovery Key Lost, And i cant access my drive. And my  Antivirus Detected Bitlocker as threat and he automatically removed it from my Laptop, now the BitLocker Application is not working, He is saying' Bitlocker Not found' , so i cant access
my Drive. Is there is any option to Deactivate Bitlocker or i hav to format my Laptop, Formatting may result in losing some of my data in 'C' Drive. PLEASE help me to bet back BitLocker Recovery Key!

Answer:BitLocker Recovery Key Lost

There are multiple threads for bitlocker in technet forums, one of them : http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprosecurity/thread/bc1e970e-5673-4fb5-b636-c9f1519f4c14Arnav Sharma | Facebook |
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reading the thread.

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Hey Guys,
Im new here so apologies if this in the wrong section.
Basically, massive problem here - I have a WD MyBook External HDD and have used BitLocker to Go on it from Windows 7 RC, and I kept the recovery key in my main HD Documents folder. (This was a x86 install).
Last night I (stupidly) backed up the key to the External HDD automatically forgetting it would be locked later (as it unlocks on startup so I forget it would be secured elsewhere) and went ahead to clean format my PC to a Windows 7 x64 RTM Install.

Now, when I come to plug in the drive today, instead of prompting for a password as it SHOULD, I instead am askked for the recovery key which I stupidly enclosed in the External HD itself.

Naturally, this External Drive contains my life, several GB of music, all of my college work, images, videos and so forth and I cannot really do with losing it all.

The only other information I can give is that at no point was the HD fully encrypted by BLocker, instead I used to cancel it at each start up and it never passed 3.5% so does this mean not ALL of the data is encrypted and maybe the key I copied into there last night may still be safe (no BL encryption went on after copying it?)

If so, how would I go about possibly finding this? Is there any other way to access the drive without getting the BLocker popup? I already tried a Live boot disk, cmd prompt etc?

Thank you.
 

Answer:BitLocker To Go - Lost Recovery Key

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Hi,
when i boot up Windows, it shows "Starting Windows" and it throws an error:
UNMOUNTABLE_BOOT_VOLUME 0x000000ED

I'm trying to run CHKDSK on the volume through Windows Recovery Environment, but I have lost the recovery key.
Any idea what else can I do?


Jabez Gan [MVP] - http://www.msblog.org Contributing Author for: (Sybex) MCTS: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure Configuration Study Guide: Exam 70-643

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i encrypted my 1TB External HDD took backup of my laptop on it (including recovery keys backup files). formated my laptop reinstalled windows and now forgot the password for External HDD.

Any suggestions in recovering the key which is already backed up in the encrypted HDD.

thinking to format HDD and than attempt data recovery but not sure if i will be able to recover all or nothing.

Answer:Bitlocker Recovery Key - lost

Hello Teky, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you format the encrypted drive, it will pretty much destroy any chance of recovering the drive.

If you don't have the BitLocker recovery key or password, then decrypting or recovering the drive will just about be impossible.

BitLocker Drive Encryption - Unlock a Locked Data or Removable Drive

BitLocker Repair Tool - Recover Drive in Windows 7 and 8

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I have just had a repair on my laptop with fan issues. After that I found my laptop being locked by BitLocker so I followed Microsoft's instructions on how to find the recovery key. However, I couldn't fin any when I logined my account. What can I do now?

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My setup: W7 Ultimate x64 on ThinkPad T510. 1HD, two partitions (C and D).

I just reinstalled my system and encrypted C; however, there is absolutely no option to encrypt D. I've tried accessing the drive from admin account and still nothing. When I open BitLocker management, it only lists partition C and not D.

Here is some additional information that might or might not matter: I tried to restore my W7 from an Acronis image and it was unsuccessful. Tried it twice and during booting POST showed two different W7s installed, which was incorrect. When I finally installed W7 from scratch, the extra W7s were still appearing before startup and I had to use EasyBCD to remove them. Now when I am trying to backup partition C, Acronis says that my System Reserved Partition (SRP) is on partition D. My hunch is that Acronis messed up my drive D when I was trying to restore my C partition. Then when I did a fresh W7 install, the SRP incorrectly ended up in D and since SRP cannot be encrypted, that means that my entire drive D can?t be encrypted either.
Can that really be the case? If so, what is the quickest solution? I am dreading about going through formatting my 750GB HD and installing W7 and encrypting it yet again. I read somewhere that you can use software like Acronis Disk Manager to move the SRP to drive C, but I am not sure how this will work because when I open the native winodws Disk Management, I don?t see SRP there. So I?m stuck and don?t want to format my HD if what I ... Read more

Answer:Can't Encrypt Additional Partition with BitLocker

Hello Excelsius.

Typically, Windows 7 will create a 100 MB partition on the primary disk and will not be given a letter. This may not be large enough for Acronis Image, so you might want to make it larger and give it a letter prior to setting up Acronis. The issue is the reserved partition Window’s creates is at the beginning of the primary disk.
If you don’t want to re-format and manually create the partition on your primary disk you should be able to create the system reserved partition at the end of the disk, assign it a letter, manually select it for Acronis (if you can) then remove the drive letter. You will have to make sure to mark this reserved partition as active.
Warning:
Changing the active boot partition will stop windows from booting up until you reform a boot repair in windows recovery environment from the installation disk

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Answer:I cannot shrink any partition (Bitlocker Error)

Give this tutorial a read and it should help. Partition or Volume - Shrink

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Hi,

I was moving some files to a GPT Partitioned 4TB HDD and by accident I enabled BitLocker.
I had no intention to use BitLocker at all.
When I saw the following popup screen I quickly clicked "CANCEL" as I did not want to go any further.
(*** Please note that above picture is not taken from my pc! I did not put any value on any of the options shown above ***)
However the problem occurred straight away.
I clicked "My Computer" to view the Hard drive and it has disappeared.
From Disk Management it is shown as unallocated.
Has this partition been encrypted?
I do not have a key to recover BitLocker partition.
What Can I Do?

Answer:GPT partition has disappeared after enabling BitLocker

Run Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Wizard Video Help. to see if it finds the partition and can restore it. It provides an Undelete function that will restore a deleted partition, the only other explanation of what could have happened if you did not encrypt it. Do not format it at all as this will make it harder to recover.

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Why is it needed and what size should it be?, the minimum is 1.5g but it doesnt say what the partition will be used for?
 

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Hi, I have recently encrypted a documents partition shared between my two OS's. Is there any way I can access my data from Windows XP without decrypting? The laptop I am currently using is 7 years old, so I didn't want to encrypt the Windows 7 C: partition.

Answer:Windows XP and Bitlocker Shared Partition

The whole point of encryption is to prevent exactly what you are trying to do.

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All,

I recently worked through the Symantec Ghost process to create a repair partition. It works well except I only wish one could control acccess to is as a boot option rather than it being available to end-users.

My question is one of those is it possible questions. Has anyone combined the standard Bitlocker partition with the WinPE UFD partition needed to enable the F3 restore from the Symantec Ghost partition. If so, how can I accomplish this?

Would partitioning the hard drive and applying the UFD image to the second partition before installing Vista be all that needs to be done? Or will the bitlocker wipe out something important in the MBR when it is enabled.

Why, I have several systems dedicated to short term use where the image is static and Bitlocker is needed. If I can use F3 to reimage them rather than Ghostcast then it can be done anywhere the system is in the world. Otherwise it has to be done on a local subnet and it incurs more overhead in technician time and network resources.

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Every time I unlock the BitLocker encrypted drive I get the following:
If I click on "Scan and fix", I am told that the drive must be unmounted before it can be scanned.
I have scanned all the drives by "Chkdsk /f /r" on a reboot. I am still getting the prompt to "scan and fix".
How can I fix whatever is causing the prompt, or stop the prompts from being generated?

Answer:Win7 wants to scan & fix BitLocker drive

External drive ... [SOLVED] BitLocker Drive Encryption failed to recover from an abruptly termnated conversion

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

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Hey guys, Ive really screwed up, heres whats happened.
Well, I have 2 partitions on my harddrive, I have winxp installed on 1 partition and win7 on the other, I recently encrypted my win7 partition with bitlocker using the AES 265 bit encryption. The way I got into my win7 Os was with a passkey on my usb. Now, for some completely dumb reason I accidently formatted this usb, so now I cant get into the win7 installation. I dont have the recovery key either, it really was a dumb mistake on my behalf. I can still get into my xp installation if that can help. I found a shortcut to the recovery file and it says the shortcut points to C:\, meaning the recovery file i need to get into the encrypted partition is ON the encrypted partition(I bet our laughing now)-__-. anyway, so thats the problem, when I click on the encrypted drive from winxp it says its not formatted, are there any programs that can get into the encryption so I can get this recovery file? any help would be very appreciated, coz I dont want to have to format the partition and install win7 again, thanks in advance

Answer:I messed up with bitlocker and cant get into my win7 installation

You are out of luck if you've encrypted things and then thrown away the keys.

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Greetings, I am using Vista 64 bit, not using bitlocker, want to upgrade to Windows 7 ultimate and use Bitlocker. Can this be done without a clean install of Win 7, will I be able to keep my applications, settings and data?

Thank you

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Greetings, I am using Vista Ultimate 64 bit,not using bitlocker, want to upgrade to Windows 7 ultimate and use Bitlocker. Can this be done without a clean install of Win 7, will I be able to keep my applications, settings and data, etc?

Thank you, have a good day

Answer:Upgrade from Vista to Win7 w/Bitlocker?

Yes, it can be done, but the upgrade process is painfully slow, and may take a very long time, depending how much data your current Vista install has..

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Hey All!
We can't seem to get Bitlocker working on our 7040s, have any of you seen this issue and have gotten it to work?
Dell Optiplex 7040
Windows 7 x64
TPM is on/enabled in BIOS
TPM 1.2 driver looks good in device manager
But when we try and turn bitlocker on via right-clicking the HDD it gives us the "A compatible Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Security Device must be present on this computer, but a TPM was not found. Please contact your system administrator to enable Bitlocker" error/message
When we look in tpm.msc we see "Compatible Trusted Platform Module (TPM) cannot be found on this computer. Verify that this computer has a 1.2 TPM and it is turned on in the BIOS" error/message
Any thoughts?
We were able to enable bitlocker on this model when we deployed Win10 but we are still mostly on Win7 for now.

Thanks!
Marc V

UPDATE: realized I created this post in laptop section instead of desktop, sorry for double post, created appropriate desktop post here:
http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/20003600

Answer:Optiplex 7040 Win7 x64 Bitlocker

Oops just realized I posted this question in Laptops, anyone know how I can move this to correct category? I tried looking in options for editing but didn't see anything?

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Hey All!
We can't seem to get Bitlocker working on our 7040s, have any of you seen this issue and have gotten it to work?
Dell Optiplex 7040
Windows 7 x64
TPM is on/enabled in BIOS
TPM 1.2 driver looks good in device manager
But when we try and turn bitlocker on via right-clicking the HDD it gives us the "A compatible Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Security Device must be present on this computer, but a TPM was not found. Please contact your system administrator to enable Bitlocker" error/message
When we look in tpm.msc we see "Compatible Trusted Platform Module (TPM) cannot be found on this computer. Verify that this computer has a 1.2 TPM and it is turned on in the BIOS" error/message
Any thoughts?
We were able to enable bitlocker on this model when we deployed Win10 but we are still mostly on Win7 for now.
Thanks!
Marc V

Answer:Optiplex 7040 Win7 x64 Bitlocker

Is the latest BIOS installed?

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Hi,
Actually i saved data in partition, then after added bitlocker security.
I have password and key also.
Then I unlocked it for sometime, Due to my friend mistake, he deleted entire data from drive (which was enabled for bitlock). Data was huge so it just deleted without going to recyclebin.
So now i can recover data with DATA RECOVERY TOOL from partition.
But Its encrypted. bcuz in that drive data was encrypted.
So when i try to access its marked as not read (encrypted).
I think there is no way to put same data back in bitlock cover and unlock it or other solution.
If you have some suggestions, Please suggest.
I will be very thankfull to you.

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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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Sir i lost my recovery key and my D drive is locked i remember the password but it doesn't working please help me there is very important data in this folder

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My drive E is locked and encrypted by Bitlocker To Go,it's a 500 GB Toshiba External USB hard drive. I forgot my Bitlocker password to unlock the drive
and now have misplaced my Bitlocker Recovery Key I wrote down. Is there a way I can retrieve or find out what my recovery key is? I am in need of getting the drive unlocked as I have very important data for work I need. Is there any way to retrieve it by the
ID number that is showing for my drive below? or any program that will unlock the drive? I have contacted my laptop manufacture through email already but have not got a response yet. I have also posted my issue here also! https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-security-winsec/bitlocker-recovery-key-was-lost-how-can-i-retrieve/baafe62d-be54-41c9-81b7-868770e8b1cf?messageId=42726c2d-3cd7-4913-8c7a-d0e9740e51e6&auth=1

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Hi,
Actually i saved data in partition, then after added bitlocker security.
I have password and key also.
Then I unlocked it for sometime, Due to my friend mistake, he deleted entire data from drive (which was enabled for bitlock). Data was huge so it just deleted without going to recyclebin.
So now i can recover data with DATA RECOVERY TOOL from partition.
But Its encrypted. bcuz in that drive data was encrypted.
So when i try to access its marked as not read (encrypted).
I think there is no way to put same data back in bitlock cover and unlock it or other solution.
If you have some suggestions, Please suggest.
I will be very thankfull to you.

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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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With a laptop W10 + TPM enabled with hard drive partitioned with C: = system; d: = users; e: = media; f: = the rest - all partitions BitLocker encrypted, all working beautifully well, I have an odd behaviour: after each W10 full startup, the partition e: needs to be opened by input of password asked. It works normally for all other partitions.

This is after migrating from W7 to W10 without clean install.
In W7, all was working well also but without the oddity.

I don't remember activating something special for e: different from other partitions.

Is there a parameter buried somewhere that regulates this behaviour? Or is the simple way out to decrypt then encrypt again?
Not a burning issue of course.
Thanks

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I've turned on Bitlocker on my laptop. It doesn't seem to have encrypted all of my logical drives, and for a couple of them it doesn't give me the option.

I have a 1 TB hybrid drive which currently has 4 partitions: C, E, F, and a recovery partition. As far as I recall, I created 3 of these myself: C for my OS, E for most of my documents, and the recovery partition, all of which existed before I turned on Bitlocker. I believe Bitlocker created F when it encrypted C, but I wasn't really paying attention. I don't recall creating it myself.

C was encrypted initially when I turned Bitlocker on. F, which it notes to be a "fixed data drive", it allowed me to encrypt afterwards. E, the largest partition, with most of my documents, doesn't show up as a drive in the Bitlocker management window. Nor does the recovery partition, and unlike C and F, neither E nor the recovery partition say "Bitlocker Encrypted" in the Disk Management window.

How do I encrypt E? And is it possible to encrypt the recovery partition?

Answer:Bitlocker not encrypting document partition (Windows 10 Pro)

Welcome to TenForums Aaron.

As I only have a "C" drive.......encrypted not sure if it is possible to do other drives as in your case.
Open File Explorer, click on This PC, right click on drive you wish to turn on Bitlocker.

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I've turned on Bitlocker on my laptop. It doesn't seem to have encrypted all of my logical drives, and for a couple of them it doesn't give me the option.

I have a 1 TB hybrid drive which currently has 4 partitions: C, E, F, and a recovery partition. As far as I recall, I created 3 of these myself: C for my OS, E for most of my documents, and the recovery partition, all of which existed before I turned on Bitlocker. I believe Bitlocker created F when it encrypted C, but I wasn't really paying attention. I don't recall creating it myself.

C was encrypted initially when I turned Bitlocker on. F, which it notes to be a "fixed data drive", it allowed me to encrypt afterwards. E, the largest partition, with most of my documents, doesn't show up as a drive in the Bitlocker management window. Nor does the recovery partition, and unlike C and F, neither E nor the recovery partition say "Bitlocker Encrypted" in the Disk Management window.

How do I encrypt E? And is it possible to encrypt the recovery partition?

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my laptop runs windows 7 ultimate x64.i have two partitions- C & D drive. i had locked it using bitlocker.. later i decided to install windows 8 and to not take a risk, removed the bitlocker protection..bitlocker was decompressing when due to a hardware problem my laptop shutdown. i gave it to some guy who formatted it. the trouble started when on booting up, the D drive has started showing 0GB used..i seem to have lost all the files and the drive doesnt seem accessible.. the new OS is windows basic. what do i do?? have i lost all my files??

Answer:After formatting, non-OS partition shows 0GB used--Bitlocker issue??

Hi,

Unfortuantely, there isn't anything that can be done. The HDD has been formatted, and there is the complication of the bitlocker encryption not fully decrypting, so there is an infinatesamly small chance of ever recovering those files

You could try accessing the HDD using a Linux distribution to try and at least access the drive, but I do not hold out any hope of data recovery..........

Regards,
Golden

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With a laptop W10 + TPM enabled with hard drive partitioned with C: = system; d: = users; e: = media; f: = the rest - all partitions BitLocker encrypted, all working beautifully well, I have an odd behaviour: after each W10 full startup, the partition e: needs to be opened by input of password asked. It works normally for all other partitions.

This is after migrating from W7 to W10 without clean install.
In W7, all was working well also but without the oddity.

I don't remember activating something special for e: different from other partitions.

Is there a parameter buried somewhere that regulates this behaviour? Or is the simple way out to decrypt then encrypt again?
Not a burning issue of course.
Thanks

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Hi Guys
I have a tricky problem at the Moment: When I want enable bitlocker (on 4 PCs), I get the Error "There is no such object on the server" and the error code  0x80072030. When I search the Internet, the answer is mostly, that the shema of the
AD isn't compatible. But I have 3 PCs, on the same switch, with the same GPO, same Hardware and also Win67 x64 Enterprise. And there it worked. TPM is definitely activated. The Domain Contoller is also accessible, I also tried to rejoin one of the PCs to the
AD, but that doesn't helped.
Has someone a good idea? Thanks in advance.
Andrew

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Hi,

We have now rolled out approx 200 (HP) PC's with Win7x64 and Bitlocker. Unfortunately we see a few cases where the PC's boot in Bitlocker screens.
Today we found _one_ reason we can replicate:

Change the display language at startup (Preferred Locale) via
Control panel / Region and Language / Administrative / Copy Settings (tick the "welcome screen and system accounts" option) and click "OK"

This will change \windows\system32\winload.exe (BCD PreferredLokale - 0x12000005) but appearently not report back to Bitlocker (or whatever) causing a Bitlocker screen at next reboot.

Is what we see a bug? Are we doing something wrong with our golden image?

Thanks for your ideas!

Answer:Win7 causes Bitlocker to lock up when changing locale

Hi,
After research, I found the following information.
If the user wants to apply language settings to All users and system accounts. If this option is selected, it will change the local computer BCD settings (if the user-only option is selected, BCD settings are not changed). This change will result in a modification
of a BCD setting to the new locale value. If you are using a TPM with BitLocker, this is interpreted as a boot attack on reboot and the computer will require that the user enter the recovery password or recovery key to start the computer.
http://technet.microsoft.com/de-de/library/ee449438.aspx
Juke Chou
TechNet Community Support

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Hi,

This is sort of a complicated question so bare with me. If know one can answer, it is OK.
Well, here it goes.

Is there any possible way to create a script to enable BitLocker right after Win7 installation?
I have a Win7 bootable USB stick and is there any way to slipstream a command script file to ensure BitLocker is activated once Win7 installation completes?

I have a standalone network environment which is not joined to a domain.

So in other words, I want a script that can tell the Win7 installation process to activate or enable Bitlocker during the install process so to ensure it is encrypting the hard drive once I boot to my desktop the first time.

Is there any way to accomplish this?

Also, I would like for the script to tell BitLocker to save the recovery key to my USB stick as well.

Thanks

Answer:BitLocker Activation during Win7 install process?

I don't know if this will be much help so I apologize in advance.
This TechNet article has some info that might help, particularly in the Deployment and Administration section. They talk about how you can automate the deployment and configuration of BitLocker with scripts that use the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) providers for BitLocker and TPM administration.

Unfortunately, that is way above my one remaining brain cell's ability to comprehend. Again, my apologies if this article doesn't apply to your situation.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...=ws.10%29.aspx

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Hey
I've had windows 7 64bit installed on my PC and I converted one drive to bitlocker drive, it was working fine

and today after windows went crashing I've freshly installed windows7 64 bit enterprise
but I cannot find my bitlocker drive
it appears on the disk management as unallocated!!

any ideas?

Answer:After new win7 installtion cannot recognize my bitlocker drive

Where/wheir do you get your copy of Windows 7 Enterprise and what method did you use to install it?
Have you consulted your IT Department?

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Hello all,Having a bit of an issue.. I was replacing a harddrive on a HP desktop to start with a fresh OS load. Never thought to disconnect the USB drive that connected. Well it turned out the harddrive I put in the computer was bad.. So when I fired up the HP restore it chose the USB drive to use.It was starting to format the drive when I realized what was going on. It had to be a few seconds into the format that I unplugged the drive. Well long story short the USB drive doesn't read. I have used countless programs to try and recover it. It's mainly music on the drive and I did recover it but all the files have been renamed to generic numbers. The last program I used was testdisk to try and recovery/create a new partition so I can access the drive to copy the files over. But that did not work too well. Instead of the drive saying 'not formatted. Format now?', it's opens to a blank drive.Any ideas? All that is needed is the music. Just want to copy it over and format the USB drive.Thanks for the help,Steve

Answer:Restoring Partition

Have you tried recuva?http://www.recuva.com/

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i deleted one of the partition on my HD.
how can i restor it?
i didnt formated it.....yet
is there any software to beuseful?

thanx

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Hi
I just brought a new seagate 5tb hard drive and I did a shrink partition to create a new partition on my new drive. But after I did this it now says that the section I shrank to create a new partition is black lined and unallocated.

Want I want to do is partition to create a new volume but it will not let me.

So please can anyone help me?

The unaloccated partition is About 1tb which I want to use

Answer:restoring a partition

Hi kindredspirit3 and Welcome. Is there any data on this drive? If not I would recommend downloading Easeus Partition Master Download the free version. It's very easy to use and is fast. Format the 1 GB partition you created. Screenshot.

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Hi everyone,

I'm new here and love the help from everyone in this forum.

I have a new computer which has Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit. I wanted to create a new partition image of the C:/ because I like having data on a different partition and creating an image of the OS in case things go wrong. Before doing so, I backed up the C:/ using Ghost 2003 in case things would go wrong. Then I proceeded to create a new partition. Well, I did not know that you can ONLY create a maximum of 3 Primary partitions and 1 Extended partition with up to 128 logical volumes in the extended partition on a single hard disk.

I was able to create a new partition. However, the Basic Disc was changed to a Dynamic Disc. I don't have a problem with that, however, I can't create an image anymore with Ghost 2003 with a Dynamic Disc.

I have research these forums extensively without finding the exact answers. I'm positive someone will be able to come to the rescue. Included is a picture of my disk management. Thanks in advance.

My questions are:

Is it possible to go back to where I was prior to creating the new partition?
How can I create an image with Dynamic Discs?
What other possibilities are recommended from other users?
Thanks everyone

Answer:Restoring a New Partition

Try again on the picture.

Any particular reason you need a logical partition or dynamic disks? You can make 4 ordinary primary partitions.

How many partitions do you need of whatever type?

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Today I installed windows 7 aain on my computer but it ruined my drivers, the thing is how do i use the other partition I have? I'm completely retarded and don't know.

Answer:Restoring/using the other partition

After you reinstall your windows, you will need to install the drivers manually. What is the brand/make/model of your computer? Is it custom built? give us the rig and we can help you out then. Screen shots of missing drivers would be nice too.

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Bad registry entries forced me to restore to original factory setup from 2010. Win7 Home Premium, and IE 8. Trying to download SP1 update so that I can proceed with other updates and installations.  SP1 download site lists several versions (I guess)
for download. How to determne which may be correct? Have an AMD processor. Installation will go on a different PC than this one.

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have there any solution to recover my data from BitLocker ? i forgot my password and lost recovery key. i used lenovo laptop. may lenovo or microsoft help me to recover.

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I'm just installing my notebook from scratch. I set up a dual boot with Fedora 27 and Windows 10 Pro.
Both OSes are installed on the same SSD (1 TB). The system is EFI with Secure Boot activated.
First of all I installed Win10 on a 200GB partition. Afterwards Fedora installer was used to install Fedora (250GB space) alongside Win10 together with Grub boot loader. Everything fine so far.
My idea is to setup the remaining space of 500GB as a NTFS partition which will then be shared among the both OSes.
I formatted it from the Linux OS with NTFS and mounted it. Everything worked fine.

Once I boot into Windows 10, it automatically changes the partition type to "NTFS (bitlocker encrypted)" - without any user intervention or input. At the next boot in Linux it refuses mounting because it doesn't know of Bitlocker...

I already tried switching off Bitlocker via Group Policy editor but that behaviour remains the same.

Any hints how to get rid of this?

Cheers
dma

Answer:Bitlocker is automatically enabled on NTFS partition - how to disable?

Disabling encryption will not decrypt files automatically.

Code:
fsutil behavior set disableencryption 1
cipher /d /s:C:\

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













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Answer:BitLocker prevented from working by Rescue and Recovery Partition?

You might want to take a look at the Rescue & Recovery Deployment Guide which can be downloaded from the Admin Tools page:   http://www.lenovo.com/thinkvantageadmin There is a section in there about  compatibility with Vista BitLocker. 

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Hi all, (please accept my apologies if this was already asked, I ran a quick search but found no similar topic). For some reason, sometimes shutting down the system (via the windows button "Shut down") does not seem to completely turn off the system. When all operations seem completed, with a black screen, if the system is: * connected to the power supply, detaching the power cord causes the system to sound a two-tones beep (that would normally NOT happen if the system was completely turned off) * running on battery, then apparently the systems seems off, BUT it starts heating to such a point that it has almost started a fire in my computer case :-( This happens randomly... so, in order to prevent any disaster, I now take the habit to physically remove the battery when carrying the computer. But this is awkward... Any idea on a potential solution? (currently running Win 7 Enterprise, 32bits, Bitlocker enabled, latest BIOS installed (3.09)) Thanks in advance, Rodolphe













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Answer:System does not seem to turn off completely / W500 Win7 (32b) + Bitlocker

Probably it's this bitlocker problem: http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/GettingReadyforWindows7/thread/66b6e093-9de7-4e76-8... I had the same problem on a 64bit Win7 machine. The hotfix fixed the problem for me.

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Hi Guys,
My user was enabled Bitlocker on her laptop, DELL Latitude E7450,  and someday her windows 7 won't start, just freeze on the windows icon stage and never move on. I guess it's some system files corrupted and I managed to get recovery key from AD and
trying to use win7 iso USB to repair the system. However, after I choose "Repair the system", input the recovery key, it went to "System Recovery Options" and stuck there forever! (picture attached)
What should I do to repair the system? At least I need to copy some user documents out from the laptop's disk.(Actually I've tried to use USB case to connect disk to my laptop, but it's not been recognized by my win7 system, picture attached too.)
Please help! Thank you in advance!
1, Stuck in System Recovery Options:

2, Using USB case to connect user's hard disk to my laptop(win7 Enterprise), couldn't be seen:

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We are in the process of encrypting all our hard drives on our laptops. I've done about 20 with no problem but we have one user who we attempted to turn on and got the following message.
"Preparing your drive for BitLocker
An existing drive or unallocated free space on the hard drive will be used to enable BitLocker.

Details
Boot files will be moved to drive D:, which will become the system drive."

Currently C: is the boot drive. Why would it insist on changing that? There is 80 GB or so free on the C: drive.

Here is some related info from a Microsoft website:
“Two partitions are required to run BitLocker because pre-startup authentication and system integrity verification must occur on a separate partition from the encrypted operating system drive. This configuration helps protect the operating system and the information in the encrypted drive. In Windows Vista, the system drive must be 1.5 gigabytes (GB), but in Windows 7 this requirement has been reduced to 100 MB for a default installation. The system drive may also be used to store the Windows Recovery Environment (Windows RE) and other files that may be specific to setup or upgrade programs. Computer manufacturers and enterprise customers can also store system tools or other recovery tools on this drive, which will increase the required size of the system drive. For example, using the system drive to store Windows RE along with the BitLocker startup file will increase the size of the system drive to... Read more

Answer:Unexpected message when turning on Bitlocker Win7 Ultimate X64

Post screenshot of disk management please

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Hi friends.

I just encountered a serious issue. I was about to reinstall Win 7. I used a tool in Hiren Boot CD
and formatted c:, and then i accidentally formatted the 125MB partition created by win 7.

my HDD was partitioned as C, D, E, F.

now i can access only C and D, E is shown as RAW file system (I cant open it).
F is shown only is disk management (without a drive letter).

So i believe that all the data is still on the HDD and can be recovered by re-building MFT.
please help me guys.
Thanks in advance

Answer:partition table issue - win7 hidden partition formatted

Can you post a screen shot of Disk management?
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html

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