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How can I recover my BitLocker recovery key

Question: How can I recover my BitLocker recovery key

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





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





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

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

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Preferred Solution: How can I recover my BitLocker recovery key

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

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Answer: How can I recover my BitLocker recovery key

What do you mean by "session password?"

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

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

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

Hi,
 
I would like to confirm if BitLocker accepts the recovery key?
 
Please update the BIOS to improve the stability for TPM first.
 
I also would like to suggest you disable and enable BitLocker again to reset the settings.
 
For more information, please refer to the following link:
 
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd835565(WS.10).aspx
 
Regards,
 
Arthur Li
TechNet Subscriber Support
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Hello and good afternoon, I have a issue where a manager started the Bitlocker process on the SD card in his Surface Pro 3

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



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

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

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

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Hi,

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

Someone else had the same problem?

Sorry for my bad english.

Many thanks in advance.
Jo?o Vieira

Answer:SSD with bitlocker dead - How to Recover

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

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

Answer:X301 Bitlocker asking for recover key every time.

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

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I know a BIOS update on my Latitude with Windows 8 and Bitlocker activated on the O/S drive triggers Bit locker recovery on startup. I don't have the recovery key and so am stuck. How to recover without the Bit Locker recovery key?

Answer:BIOS update without suspending Bitlocker has triggered a recovery and on start up I am prompted for the recovery key

The solution I found was to install the previous version of the BIOS, but without being able to boot into Windows, I needed to install the previous version of the BIOS in DOS. Some server products provide a F12 boot up menu option to roll back a BIOS update, but this is not available in my Latitude.

I downloaded the correct BIOS version (the additional info section made specific reference to it being installable from Windows or DOS). I prepared a bootable USB key (to a dos prompt) and copied the bios installer executable to the memory stick.

Because secure boot (UEFI) is enabled, it is not possible to boot up from USB key, so legacy boot mode needs to be enabled. There were 3 settings that required changing in the BIOS before I was able to boot from the USB key.

Once I was able to boot into DOS from the USB key and got to the DOS prompt, I ran the BIOS update exe. The laptop rebooted, installed the previous BIOS version and then rebooted again. I pressed F2 to get into the BIOS and changed back the settings as they were (secure boot UEFI). I then managed to boot into windows without being prompted for the Bit locker recovery key.

You able to export or view the Bitlocker recovery key by going to Control Panel -> Security -> Bit locker Management, and temporarily suspend protection (until the next reboot). It is possible to run a commandlet to specify the number of reboots bit locker should be suspended for.

You may find that installing the previous version of the ... Read more

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

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

Plz some1 rply

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Hello windows seven,

I was thinking for this...

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

How can I backup and recover if using Acronis?

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

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

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

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Just wonderin... Read more

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

ShadowExplorer - Recover Lost Files and Folders

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

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

Hi,


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


Regards,

Vincent Wang
TechNet Community Support

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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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Dear around 3 years back I encrypted one of my laptop drive and couldn't remember the password or find the recovery key. But I have the recovery key identification. Is there any possibility that using my recovery key identification I can get the full recovery
key
p.s. I am still using the same laptop.
regards

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Hello,

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

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


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

PLEASE ADVICE my Data is very important   !

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

Best Regards,
Heini

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

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

Thanks in Advance

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

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

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

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

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BitLocker Recovery Keys don't work, they r for wrong Identifier. I have a "recovery code" but how in the world do you use a recovery code to get a new recovery key?

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Not able to do full recovery on u310... I have created "Factory Default Recovery Disc" previously and have 3 DVDs.  No matter what I tried I'm getting this Notice on trying to recovery from factory DVDs. "The program cannot restore the system partition because its structure is incorrect.  You may have to recreate the partition to continue." When I click "OK" it goes back to the "Welcome to Lenovo OneKey Recovery" screen.  I'm not able to get past this error.

Answer:u310 not able to recover using OneKey Recovery - "Factory Default Recovery Disc"

Adding... The NOVO key recovery does not work.

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Dear All,

My colleague mistakenly deleted all the file from the Windows 7 recovery drive, drive is still there and nothing have been copied in that drive after deleting the recovery files. Machine is HP Probook 4530s. Is there any way to restore the windows 7 recovery reset the system to its factory settings?

Thanks in advance


Regards

Answer:Recover Deleted Windows 7 Recovery Files from Recovery Drive

You might be able to use a free recovery tool like Recuva or MiniTool Partition Wizard. But there are no guarantees that all deleted files will be recovered or that they will be in a usable condition.

Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download

MiniTool Partition Recovery

It may be safer to contact HP support and buy a set of recovery disks for your particular machine. I'm taking a guess that you are in India?

Contact HP - Office locations | HP? India

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Hello,
I'm a mainframe person with some windows experience, but I am an Ubuntu/Linux virgin.

I was aked by a relative to see if I could sort out a Toshiba NB100 11R with Ubuntu remix loaded. The touchpad was no longer working.

I assumed it was a driver problem, so found my way to the drivers. I couldn't get any further, it was password protected. The relatives didn't know the password or even that a password had been set.

As they had the recovery disk and I had an external dvd drive, I decided to do a full recovery.
The recovery failed.

When I tried to boot the NB100, I got a GRUB error 2.

I tried the recover disk again, this time I got error 20107, I can't find this documented anywhere.

I also managed to get a boot menu at one point, which gave me the option of booting Ubuntu, or recovering. I chose the recover option, this failed with "cannot open root device SDA2 or unknown block".

I downloaded Ubuntu 10.04 netbook edition and tried to boot the NB100, this failed with a multitude of read errors.

I re-booted with the Ubuntu 10.04 netbook, this time it worked. I chose the try Ubuntu option. Ubuntu loaded.

So that's where I am at the moment, I've managed to load Ubuntu running from the DVD drive. The NB100 hard drive seems to be ok. The touch pad is working. I can't recover from the dvd drive or the boot recovery option.

As I said I'm an Ubuntu virgin, I don't know what to do from here.

What I want to do is recover to factory cond... Read more

Answer:Unable to recover NB100 from recovery cd or boot recovery option.

Well.. It seems the recovery files related to Ubuntu in the "FileSystem" are damaged. And the GRUB loader is severely damaged as well. Error 20107 means that the recovery can no longer be initiated. That error happened to me before but when I tried to recover my database on MySQL. I don't know how is this related.

Anyway, since you can access the partitions from the Live CD, If I were you, you can get an External Hard Disk and backup all the data onto that Drive. And Install a new version of the Ubuntu Netbook Remix 10.04 that you've downloaded . You can Install it from the Favorites when you boot from the DVD by "Install Ubuntu Netbook Edition". When it comes to partitioning, Choose the option to Erase all the Hard disk. That will install a new system with new GRUB loader as well but Erasing all the data on the netbook hard drive. From this point you can start the recovery from the Recovery Disc. I know this is a long solution. But to be sure if the problem is from the recovery CD or the system itself.

But one question, Does your NB100 come with an Ubuntu Recovery Disk ? Toshiba notebooks always have problems with Linux Based OSes :S

If you need more help, I am here. I worked with Linux systems for about 2 years but not as much as Windows ofc.

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

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

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Question: BitLocker Recovery

I started up my unit to be confronted with a message to provide a BitLocker recovery key, I do not have one and never set this up.I have tried following the instructions to do a system reset but it doesn't work and reverts to the Choose an Option screen.I have product key ID etcHelp!!!

Answer:BitLocker Recovery

BitLocker can not be inadvertently turned on. Someone who has access to your notebook has encrypted the drive with Bitlocker technology. Unless you have the password, you do have a severe problem. Unencrypting the hard disk will be very expensive, that is, if it can be done.http://www.lostpassword.com/hdd-decryption.htm  There are companies that claim to be able to do it, but there is unlikely to be a guarantee that it will work. https://www.google.nl/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=how+to+remove+bitlocker+...

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I have the bitlocker recovery key ID, I just don't know what to do with it. Does anyone have a clue what I'm supposed to do with it?

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Hi,

I have a new Windows 8.1 machine and I wish to encrypt the drive using Bitlocker. It gives me 4 options to save a recovery key
1. Save to your Microsoft account
2. Save to a USB flash drive
3. Save to a file
4. Print the recovery key

Option 1 isn't available as I'm logged on using a local account.
i. What is the difference between options 2 & 3? i.e. I could save to a file on a USB drive
ii. Does option 2 mean the USB flash drive cannot then be used for other purposes?
iii. Does option 2 also mean I could use a USB external hard drive, or does it have to be a flash drive?
iv. Once the recovery key has been created, can the key then be copied to other locations or is it only going to work where Bitlocker puts the key?
v. Just thinking about printing the recovery key - can this be used without a password to access the drive, how sensitive/important is the printed key?

N00b questions, I'd very much appreciate your answers.

Thanks

Answer:Bitlocker recovery key

hello and welcome to eight forms , my opinion , difference between 2 and 3 ,2 will create a file and put it on the flash drive for yah,3 you will have to move the file it creates to a flash drive of external drive manually 'I would think you could take the file it create and put it where ever you want , I don't use bitlocker ,if I did I would print it and put away for safe keeping ,like I try to do will all passwords .and if the drive is pass worded that you store the file on ,then yes someone would need the drive password to access the files on that drive, is not that what passwords are for ,I would assume that there are people who could hack your passwords like they do others ,good luck

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When I boot up my laptop I am asked to enter the bitlocker recovery key. I do not have this, I don't even recall setting it up. How do I solve this issue. I am willing to completely reinstall windows. I can't get in any further than this screen. Any help would be greatly appreciated

Answer:How to get around bitlocker recovery key

Did you visit http://windows.microsoft.com/recoverykeyfaq as it suggests on the screen?

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We have setup windows 7 enterprise and have encrypted the machine. Everytime i reboot it asks for the recovery key. I have done the following. We have MBAM setup and the keys are stored automatically. I have had success with older models but this specific model
is giving me a hard time.

1. Made the C drive the first boot device

2. Paused bitlocker, rebooted and resumed.

3. Removed Encryption. Rebooted and encrypted again.

4. Downgraded TPM to 1.2 from 2.0

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  My Surface Pro 3 shut down after my battery ran down flat a week ago. On trying to turn my system on, the Surface Pro 3 requested for my Bitlocker Recovery key. I was able to get the Bitlocker Recovery Key using another device and I used it and my
Surface Pro3 came on again. My only problem now is that whenever I shut down the system, it refuses to turn on, except I re-enter the 40-digit Recovery number before I have access to my files and documents. I find that as a serious inconvenience
to me. Kindly advise me on how the system will operate normally so that I don't have to re-enter a long string of 40-digit number before I have access to my Surface Pro 3 please.
Best regards
Kilyobas Binga

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Dear all my friends, I lost my bitlocker password and I can't find my recovery keys for my bitlocker's drive.

my bitlocker id is 92DC5B7D.

Please help me.

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I need my bitlocker recovery key for my DESKTOP UF656V and I can't find it, could this be sent to me please so I can unlock the computer 

Answer:Bitlocker recovery key

The point of drive encryption is to kept unauthorized people out of the computer.  HERE IS A MICROSOFT document about the subject.  Be sure to read the "I don't have a key.  What else can I do?"

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my bitlocker recovery key  ID 3E51A412 can i get the key for ID

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Secure boot disable
Dell Tablet:

I have keyID to obtain the Bitlocker key

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Question: bitlocker recovery

is there somewhere I can enter the key ID to recover a blk?

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Hello Suport
I am using my office Laptop running Windows 7 which is been configure with Bitlocker PIN and it used to work perfectly for over  year. I still remeber the password for sure .
Today morning my computer reboot " look like after windows update " but for some reason it ask me for Recovery key entry which I don't have 
It show me the Recovery Key ID which is alpha numeric but the key does only accept numbers and NO letters 
Can you help me to find the Recover Key ?
I have try Microsoft online where it store the recovery key but I am afraid nothing there 

Regards
Nagi 

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HiI cant boot in to internet on my  HP Stream 7 Tablet 5700na Tablet.A blue screen appears ,it says,Bitlocker,.Enter the recovery key to get going again(Keyboard Layout: United Kingdom)Please send me a Bitlocker Recovery Key,I dont have a Bitlocker Recovery KeyI do have the ID key numberI have tried to boot in to internet by various troubleshooting methods,without success,but the blue screen keeps appearing.Please send me a Bitlocker REcovery Key for my HP Tablet

Answer:I need a Bitlocker Recovery Key

Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome.Pelase  go  through BitLocker recovery keys: Frequently asked questionsIf you're locked out of your PC, you'll need a BitLocker recovery key to sign back in.Why am I locked out?There are several reasons that might make a PC go into recovery mode. For example, your organization might have a password security policy that locks you out after a certain number of failed attempts to sign in. Or perhaps your PC encountered a hardware malfunction, an unexpected configuration change, or another security event. Requiring a recovery key helps ensure that only an authorized person can unlock your PC and restore access to your encrypted data.How can I get my BitLocker recovery key?Depending on how your PC is set up, there are different ways to get your recovery key.If your PC is connected to a domainContact your administrator to get your recovery key.If your PC isn?t connected to a domainThere are several locations in which your BitLocker recovery key might have been saved. Here are some places to check:Your Microsoft account online. This option is only available on non-domain-joined PCs. To get your recovery key, go to BitLocker Recovery Keys.A saved copy of the recovery key. You might have saved a copy of the BitLocker recovery key to a file, a USB flash drive, or printed a hard copy.If you saved the key to a file or printed it, find your copy, follow the instructions on your locked PC, and enter your key when prompted... Read more

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Excuse me if I posted this in the wrong forum. but here is my issue.
 
We have bitlocker set up and every time we restart the computers, we are asked for the recovery key. Now we have the recovery key and get into windows fine. but how do we stop this from happening everytime we start the computer. We have suspended bitlocker then restarted. and restarted again to see if the situation corrects itself. Of course it does not.  Does anyone have any ideas on what I could do. Oh and it is on a domain.
 
Thanks for all the help and future suggestions.

Answer:Bitlocker Recovery Key

Turn off the Bitlocker this should resolve the issue.

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When I reset Spectre x2, it asks me Bitlocker recovery key. I don't have the key. What can I do?

Answer:Bitlocker recovery key

Hello @pcsl, Welcome back to the HP Support forum. Thank you for your post. BitLocker is a Microsoft software designed to protect your PC against offline attacks, unauthorized access typically if your PC gets stolen. BitLocker is full disk encryption software. More info:>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BitLocker>> http://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-bitlocker-encryption-windows-10 BitLocker was activated by someone and during the activation time it prompts the user to save/store the key in a safe place. If this is company owned asset/PC, you should turn to your company's IT support guys and they should be able to provide you with the recovery key. If this is your own device, most probably you use a slightly different BitLocker version for certain PCs and tablets known as Device encryption. Probably your key is stored in Microsoft OneDrive with your Microsoft account here :>> https://onedrive.live.com/recoverykey More info>> https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/12/microsoft-may-have-your-encryption-key-heres-...>> http://windowsitpro.com/microsoft-surface/locating-your-microsoft-surface-bitlocker-recovery-key>> http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/21433-bitlocker-recovery-unlock-drive-windows-8-a.html Please, note that it is very important for security reasons that you keep the encryption key (Bitlocker key) in a secure place so that only you know it. Let me know if this works for you ... Read more

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When I boot up my laptop I am asked to enter the bitlocker recovery key. I do not have this, I don't even recall setting it up. How do I solve this issue. I am willing to completely reinstall windows. I can't get in any further than this screen. Any help would be greatly appreciated

Answer:How to get around bitlocker recovery key

Did you visit http://windows.microsoft.com/recoverykeyfaq as it suggests on the screen?

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Dear Team, 

I am using Dell Latitude E5250  laptop with pre installed Window 7 professional SP1 by Dell team. Today i have come through technical problem and received the message about bitlocker recovery key when i started my Laptop. 
message display is as follows 
"Windows Bitlocker Drive Encryption Recovery Key Entry
Enter the recovery key for this drive 
----------    ------------   ---------------- -------------
----------    ------------   ---------------- -------------
Drive Label: SINLT 493C152 OS 8/19/2015
Recovery Key ID: D9EA32CB-FEB8-447D-BFDD-D7988E256826
Use the function keys F1-F9 for digit 1-9 and use F10 for 0
Use the TAB, Shift +TAB
Basically system is asking for Bitlocker recovery key. I am unable to access my system. please help me in resolving this issues as local Dell support unable
to support. 
Best regards,
Atul Patil
+91 9967946655

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BITLOCKER PROBLEM


dear buddies please help me

I WAS ENCRYPTING MY EXTERNAL HARD DISK(160gb) .I SAVED THE BITLOCKER RECOCERY KEY AND IDENTIFICATION KEY . UNFORTUNATELY AT 40 % OF ENCRYPTION IT SOMEHOW STOPPED AND THE DISK GOT LOCKED. I TRIED TO UNLOCK IT WITH BITLOCKER RECOVERY KEY BUT IT DOESNT WORK . IT SHOWS NOT RESPONDING MESSAGE FOR HOURS TOGETHER.PLEASE HELP.I WILL BE HIGHLY OBLIGED.
PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ HELP ME

Answer:BitLocker recovery key not working

Welcome to Seven Forums.

I don't know anything about the BitLocker which is I understand is bundled with Enterprise and Ultimate Editions. Still I was watching this thread to read about this issue as it developed. As there has been no development for 19 hours on this thread, I now feel that there is no solution for retrieving the system.

You may wait a day or two more to see if some suggestions come up but the only way out now seems to be to clean reinstall Windows 7 all over again. I hope you would not lose too much data. I don't think that the locked up files shall be visible with Ubuntu and Hiren's DVDs.

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Hi

I have implemented BitLocker To Go at our company through GPO and recovery keys are backed up into AD DS to the computer object. I am now looking for a way to migrate these recovery keys to an other computer object as we are currently refreshing our workstations.
I have been trying to write a PowerShell script to backup the recovery key into AD when the removable drive is connected and unlocked on the new computer. You can retrieve the ID of the removable drive by the below cmdlet.
manage-bde -protectors F: -get
I am then trying to backup the recovery key using the below cmdlet.
manage-bde -protectors -adbackup F: -id {<id>}
This returns an error.
ERROR: Parameter "-ID" requires an argument.

Any ideas? Does this cmdlet only work for internal disks? Is there a better approach to migrate recovery keys to a new computer?

Thanks!

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I had the bitlocker recovery key already , but the problem is the keypad shows numbers only and i received a combination with alphabets and numbers , how can i type the bitlocker recovery key ?

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Hello,

 I'm curious under what circumstances a recovery key can change and the numerical ID stays the same.  I conducted a test that seems to indicate that the Numerical ID changes if the Recovery Key is changed or if the system is decrypted and re-encrypted.
 I can't tell if these are the only conditions under which the Numerical ID would change.
 We have a system that we can't get into that the printed backup of the Numerical ID matches what we see on screen but the Recovery Key we have doesn't work.

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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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Hello, My bitlocker drive got corrupted. However, I just need to extract a few files from that drive. Is there any free software that will do that? I have tried repair-bde but that didn't work. I tried M3 recovery software and that shows the files but it is too expensive to buy.

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I have a Dell Venue 8 Pro (tablet) with an Intel Atom running Windows 8.1. As of 9/14 I was current on all updates including BIOS and the Venue was working well. I installed some optional updates and when I restarted the Venue I got a screen from BitLocker
saying something about a signature that was not authentic and it wanted a recovery key. I had no idea about this recovery key or BitLocker business but suddenly my phone got a text and amazingly it was a recovery key which I input and got into the Venue, no
prob. Nothing was wrong when I got into Windows but I went straight in and uninstalled those optional updates (since that was the only thing I had changed lately) which required a restart. Again BitLocker wanted the recovery key which I entered and booted
up just fine. I used the Venue and shut it down like usual without another thought.
Next day I turned on the Venue and after the Dell splash screen all I got was this: 
?Recovery   There ae no more BitLocker recovery options on your PC   
You?ll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media. 
If you don?t have any installation media (like a disc or USB device), contact your system administrator or PC manufacturer.   
Press the Windows key for UEFI Firmware Settings?
I don?t have installation media because the Venue came pre-loaded. 
Of course pressing the windows key does nothing and all I can do is press the power key until it shu... Read more

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Can anyone help me please. I am not very technical so no jargon please. I have a mini asus laptop and I have only had it for about 3 months. I tried to switch it on recently and it says 'enter recovery key to get going again' I didn't know I had a recovery key but I went onto another computer to micosoft search and I have my key number. When I enter it it says 'diagnosing' then it gives me options to either 'continue to windows 10' settings' restart' advanced settings' etc.
I have tried them all in turn but nothing works. It accepts my key number and then just says diagnosing and then goes back to the original screen saying 'enter key' again. I have entered the key several times and then chose a different option but non work. How can I get back into my laptop?
Any advice please? Thanks

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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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Hi, i have bitlocker encrypted hard drive and it needs a key to access it. I am trying to decrypt it using M3 data recovery. i have the correct bitlocker recovery key, but when i enter it, it gives me an error saying "BitLocker recovery key is incorrect, please click OK to learn how to get the correct Bitlocker recovery key"

Some help plz!

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Bitlocker not recognizing password and recovery key was saved to my microsoft account but I dont see it. Please help..

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Hi, i have bitlocker encrypted hard drive and it needs a key to access it. I am trying to decrypt it using M3 data recovery. i have the correct bitlocker recovery key, but when i enter it, it gives me an error saying "BitLocker recovery key is incorrect, please click OK to learn how to get the correct Bitlocker recovery key"

Some help plz!

Answer:Bitlocker Recovery Key is Incorrect

In line with forum rules we don't discuss circumventing passwords. It would be best in this case to contact BitLocker themselves.




Quote:
6) No discussions of hacking someones system, network, password, etc.

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I have the Recovery ID for BitLocker, but I do not have the Recovery key. Is there a way to look up the Key with the Recovery ID?

Thanks,
Stephanie

Answer:Have Bitlocker Recovery ID, need to find Key

Hi,
Could you please explain a bit for the Recovery ID of the BitLocker? Do you mean the first 8 characters of the password? And are we in a domain environment? 

If we are in a domain environment, we could use
Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption Recovery Password Viewer to find the recovery password through AD server. Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption Recovery Password Viewer is an optional feature that's included with the Remote Server Administration Toolkit
(RSAT), which you can install by using the Add Roles and Features
option in the Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 Server Manager or from the
Programs and Features option in Control Panel.
And if we are in a workgroup, and the recovery key is missing, please take a look at the below article for all the possible BitLocker recovery methods:
How Do You Want to Recover BitLocker-Protected Drives?
Best regardsMichael Shao
TechNet Community Support

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

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Please how can I Get My BitLocker recovery key using the recovery id no

Answer:bitlocker security RECOVERY

Hello Kelly, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You would have already needed to save your BitLocker recovery key to another location for safe keeping to be able to use it.

If you did, then you can use the tutorial below that's for your OS or removable drive for how to know what recovery key to use from the recovery ID.

BitLocker Drive Encryption - Unlock a Locked OS Drive

BitLocker Drive Encryption - Unlock a Locked Data or Removable Drive

BitLocker Repair Tool - Recover Drive in Windows 7 and 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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My surf pro is locked. I need a bitLocker recovery keys.

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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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What is the best way to administrate recovery keys for Bitlocker without the use of Active Directory?  I have a few laptops that they want encrypted but the domain we are going to join them to is not configured for Bitlocker recover.  From what
I've read, MBAM is the tool that allows one to access/backup the recovery keys into/out of AD, can MBAM be used without Active Directory, on a stand alone machine on the same domain?  Thank you for the help.  

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Hello, My bitlocker drive got corrupted. However, I just need to extract a few files from that drive. Is there any free software that will do that? I have tried repair-bde but that didn't work. I tried M3 recovery software and that shows the files but it is too expensive to buy.

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Exactly what my Surface 2 is showing below. 

  I purchased my Surface 2 from Best Buy. I do not have a BitLocker recovery key in my One Drive or anywhere else for that matter. Was Best buy supposed to give this to me at my purchase?  I can't sign in to the Surface at all.  Is
this a Bug!


Surface 2   
...Preparing Automatic Repair

Recovery
Your PC needs to be repaired
An unexpected error has occurred.
Error code: 0xc000000e
You'll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media.  If you don't have any installation media (like a disc or USB device),  contact your system administrator or PC manufacturer.

Press the Windows key to try again
------------------------------------------------

BitLocker recovery
Enter the recovery key for this drive
000000-000000-000000-000000-000000-000000-000000-000000
BitLocker needs your recovery key to unlock this drive because the trusted platform module is not accessible.
For more information on how to retrieve this key, go to http://www.windows.microsoft.com/recoverykeyfaq from another PC or mobile device.
Use the number keys or function keys F1-F10 (use F10 for 0).

Recovery key ID: 00000000-0000-0000-0000-0000000000

Press Enter to continue
Press ESC or the Windows key for more recovery options

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I have a Dell Venue 8 Pro (tablet) with an Intel Atom running Windows 8.1. As of 9/14 I was current on all updates including BIOS and the Venue was working well. I installed some optional updates and when I restarted the Venue I got a screen from BitLocker
saying something about a signature that was not authentic and it wanted a recovery key. I had no idea about this recovery key or BitLocker business but suddenly my phone got a text and amazingly it was a recovery key which I input and got into the Venue, no
prob. Nothing was wrong when I got into Windows but I went straight in and uninstalled those optional updates (since that was the only thing I had changed lately) which required a restart. Again BitLocker wanted the recovery key which I entered and booted
up just fine. I used the Venue and shut it down like usual without another thought.
Next day I turned on the Venue and after the Dell splash screen all I got was this: 
?Recovery   There ae no more BitLocker recovery options on your PC   
You?ll need to use the recovery tools on your installation media. 
If you don?t have any installation media (like a disc or USB device), contact your system administrator or PC manufacturer.   
Press the Windows key for UEFI Firmware Settings?
I don?t have installation media because the Venue came pre-loaded. 
Of course pressing the windows key does nothing and all I can do is press the power key until it shu... Read more

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Do you need both? My last job never used Bitlocker and my new job requires it. I had been backing up the Bitlocker Recovery Key text file but then noticed the .Bek file on a computer that had hidden objects enabled.

I deployed a few laptops and if I need it, I will have to track them down.....I'm hoping not. Not trying to be lazy, I worked 12 hours yesterday and my mind hurts. Haha.

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

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

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Hello everyone,
I am experiencing some issues with my external hard drive. I've decided to encrypt it using bitlocker. We're talking about a 2TB hard drive. The process started..it requested for a password and i have been provided with a recovery key. At around 90% the
process blocked/stoped. It started to affect my PC performace. 
Suddenly, there was no longer a progress bar so that i could see how much i had to wait. I've been requested to provide directly my recovery key( not the password) so that i could unlock the drive . I kindda panicked..and reinstalled the OS. 
The sad part, altough i have the original message that i got from the drive when i started to encrypt it with the full recovery key, it says its incorrect. 
I've performed several test using CMD and all the avaiable commands i could find on the internet, but with no luck.
Have you managed to to get by from such a scenario?

Regards,
Rudolf Radovici 

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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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I am trying to access the files on my external hard drive that I encrypted using Bitlocker. The full recovery key identification matches exactly to what I have recorded, but when I paste in the
recovery key it states that the key is not correct. How can I fix this?

Answer:Bitlocker Recovery Key Not Working

Hi,
The Bitlocker recovery key is used for recovering the data if you have forgotten password. Please use the password key to gain access to these files.
For more information about bitlocker recovery key, please access the following link.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/What-is-a-BitLocker-recovery-key 
Also, the following link is for your reference.
How to use the BitLocker Repair Tool to help recover data from an encrypted volume
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928201 
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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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Anyone know how to fix this? I would appreciate your help!
Dell Venue pro 11 (Win 8.1)

Answer:No More Bitlocker Recovery Options

HI. Do you use Bitlocker for your windows drive ?

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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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Initially I had encrypted my drive with bitlocker with Win 10 and saved my recovery key on my microsoft account.


Now as my system was getting slow as its I3 processor 3rd generation i switched back to win 8.1.

Forgot the password, but as i had bitlocker password available i thought i could recover my data but thats any issue to.



Even though the key id is same with the one store in onedrive i m able to recover. Please help me.

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After user Reboots the computer, it boots into the Recovery console. 
When the computer loads the Bitlocker Recovery Console the user does a Alt-CTR-DEL and reboots the PC. What I don?t understand is after the reboot the computer boots up normal and does not go back into the recovery console.
1. Don?t know why the computer went into Recovery console 
(I know the user did not boot from anything. I am thinking it could be a MS patch )
Is there any log that tells you why it booted to the Recovery console?

2. Why if doing a force reboot out of the from the Recovery console did it boot normal.
FYI, when I have tested this on my test laptop it never boots up normal after a force reboot.

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So my old motherboard went kaput and I bought a new one and installed a fresh Win 8.1.

The problem is, one of my hard drives was encrypted with BitLocker.

I have a recovery key but the hdd doesn't show up with a letter in Win8.1. When I type "list disk" in Diskpart I can see my bitlocker hdd. I have tried to assign a letter but DiskPart says it has no volumes to assign letter.

I have my bitlocker recovery key but I can't use it without volume letter??

Any help/ideas?

Answer:Bitlocker hdd no longer a volume? (I have recovery key)

I ran into something at least vaguely similar when I tried adding a new internal HDD to my computer. I ended up having to disable secure boot at least one time to let the new drive get picked up by the OS, then I could format it and all the rest and re-enable secure boot. Seems at least worth a try while someone else thinks up something better.

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Ok here is the deal. I had a new laptop that dual booted vista and linux. the vista partitioned was encrypted with bitlocker. I decide to give windows 7 a try so I repartition the drive in to one large volume, format and install windows 7. Everything worked perfectly. The problem is after about a week I realize there was some important files on the vista partition before I wiped everything out. I have found several data recovery programs the can recover files after a format, however they only show files that where on the linux partition. My guess is that the bitlocker encryption is preventing these tools from finding any of the vista files.

So the question is, Does anyone know of a application or company that can recover files from a bitlocker'ed drive after it has been formatted.

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Hello!

I've been looking on the worlds greatest text book and am unable to find a solution. I'm using a retail version of Windows 8 Pro and am creating my on refresh images. I can perform a refresh just fine through the PC settings however after bit locker encryption I cannot use the refresh feature; in setting bit locker, it says "You will no longer be able to use Windows Recovery Environment unless it is manually enabled and moved to the system drive".

The Problem: I cannot find on the internet how to manually enable or move a Windows Recovery Environment so that I can use the refresh feature with bit locker encryption.

When I was using the manufacture upgraded OEM I was able to use the refresh feature with bit locker encryption, but not the retail version. I don't want to use a USB thumb-drive to house the recovery environment, I just want it on the hard-drive.

I found the convenience of using the refresh feature over image backup is that it wouldn't format the drive to restore the image, thus loosing the encryption. the refresh feature maintains encryption.

your help would be greatly appreciated.

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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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We are experiencing an interesting issue with some recovery keys not appearing AD due to a change in the recovery key ID.
Some background:
We install Windows 7 via Windows Deployment Services on a local server. In the setup process under the BitLocker options we choose the options of "TPM + PIN", "Store key in Active Directory", and "Wait for encryption to finish before proceeding". Sometimes
after deployment we have to rename the computer. And recovery keys are backed up to a folder on the Windows Deployment Server.
So what happens is, every so often we need to recover a key from AD but when we search for the first 8 characters of the Recovery Key ID, we cant find anything. However we have found that going back and pulling the key from the backup folder on the WDS server
will have a different recovery key ID, but the 48 digit recovery key will still unlock the drive.
Where we are stumped is why the Recovery Key ID changes between deployment and actual use.
We understand that Recovery Key IDs can be changed via script however that is not being done here.
Also this does not happen on every Win7 computer we deploy just some sporadically. But gives a real scare when we suddenly cant unlock a users computer from the AD key store.
We thought it might have been related to when the computer sometimes gets renamed after deployment, however the issue occurs on computers that have not been renamed since deployment.
So with that, I ask if an... Read more

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I'm using a t420 with windows 7 professional and I decided to upgrade it with an SSDI made a recovery media using the Q: drive  now when I try to instal windows 7 from the recovery media to the new SSD it stops at the screen when it asks for BitLocker recovery key the thing is that I don't have BitLocker on my computer since I'm using windows 7 professional, and I don't know how to pass this screen. I don't have a BitLocker account nor I never opened one help would be much appreciated 

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Using a Dell tablet, with Windows 8.1, I now have to enter the 64-digit bitlocker recovery key every time I power up the tablet.  After doing
so, it permits me to continue to restart.  Previously, I was only required to enter a password to get to the desktop.  If I run Windows update, or any other process which might require a restart, it will do so without having to reenter the bitlocker
key.  How may I determine what caused this change in powering up the tablet, requiring the entry of more that just a normal password?  This just occurred within the last 1-2 months.

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

Do I have to format my Bitlocked drive?

Answer:Removed Bitlocker password - need recovery key

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

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I moved my hard disk to another laptop which had bitlocker configured. when it boots up it prompts me to enter key (expected). I enter key and log in.
I run TPM.msc and select clear TPM. I then have to reboot, F1 to accept clear TPM - enter recovery key again. Log in win7, Prompted to reboot to Enable TPM, reboot, accept TPM enabled prompt, Enter recovery key again then log in to Win7. I thought that would
be the process but every time I reboot it promtps me for the key again...
Any idea what i'm doing wrong?
Thanks
Joe.
Thanks - Joe.

Answer:Bitlocker recovery key keeps prompting at boot

I found it - You have to enter 2 commands from a comand prompt to repopulate the TPM chip on the new laptop witht he recovery key.
Manage-bde ?protectors ?delete C: -type TPM
Manage-bde ?protectors ? add C: -tpm
That done the trick.

Thanks - Joe.

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

Any Ideas?
Regards
JO

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

Answer:bitlocker password and lost my recovery key

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