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Encryption Manage Bitlocker Windows 10

Q: Encryption Manage Bitlocker Windows 10

Do I need a Encryption BitLocker? If you think I do I have tried everything to get it started. I have a bran new HP Laptop Computer. It's about 40 days old. I need help and some honest answers! Thank you and I trust you Microsoft...

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Hi , 
I locked my external hard disk (Seagate- 1 TB) on Windows 7 laptop . The encryption was successful but when I later tried unlocking it, Its giving an error. Error
says "bitlocker drive encryption failed to recover from an abruptly terminated conversion". Please note that the Password and Recovery Key are correct and I have tried unlocking it
several times but no success.
Upon searching on internet, I came across the below thread which I yet need to try. Pray that it gets unlocked as I have got very important data locked up and the drive
volume is also 80-90% filled. 
Please help me out experts to get my data back.<o:p></o:p>

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Hi Mr/Ms
drive encrypted
with BitLocker 
I used
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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We have mixture of Windows 7 computers with and without BitLocker enabled. We need to pus out a gpo startup script to disable startup repair on all computers (they are in one single OU).
In order for BitLocker enabled computer to stop asking for Recovery Key at each reboot, we included the two manage-bde cmds within the startup script to disable and enable bitlocker.
bcdedit / set ...
manage-bde -protectors -disable
manage-bde -protectors -enable
However, not certain what impact would bring upon the computer that without bitlocker enable when the two manage-bde cmds are run.
Does the cmds make changes to registry key / bitlocker settings when the computer actually do not have bitlocker enable.

please shed some lights.

thank you

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Installing MBAM with SCCM 2007. Normally works fine. On one workstation however...
On SCCM it fails. Without details.
When trying to run C:\Program Files\Microsoft\MDOP MBAM\MBAMClientUI.exe manually the error comes up. "BitLocker drive encryption has a problem and must close. BitLocker will close now. Contact the help desk of your company if you need additional help.
Details: Error fetching the encryption percentage complete."

Any ideas?

A:BitLocker drive encryption has a problem and must close. Details: Error fetching the encryption percentage complete.

ERROR: An error occurred (code 0x8004100e):
Invalid namespace

Figured it out...

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I have an older Laptop that operates on  Windows 7 Ultimate,I have the Bitlocker Drive Encryption on and encrypted for Drive C:   I now started the process of encrypting my external usb hdd Drive E: which has a long way to go for it's large
size. During the encryption I needed to disconnect it so I paused the encryption like it says to do before removing or changing any files on it. I then plugged my drive into a newer laptop I have that operates on Windows 10,. I was prompted for the Bitlocker
Drive Encryption Password screen like normal just like on my Windows 7 laptop so I enter the password and it was correct and it began the encryption process again. When I finished with what I needed to do on the Windows 10 laptop I paused the encryption again
and disconnected the drive. I am now back on my Windows 7 Ultimate OS and plugged the drive in, Bitlocker Encryption Password Screen comes up again and I entered my password but now for some reason it's saying the password is incorrect?  "But It's
not incorrect",is there a reason why this has happen and a way to fix it? My second issue is that I have the recovery key written down on paper but on the fifth line of the eight lines that makes the recovery key I left out a number,did not write it correctly,
there for I cannot just reset my password using the key and get back to normal again. Any way to find the lost number to the key? As I do have the rest of it written correctly please help tha... Read more

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Can someone advise the steps to get Bitlocker installed and working on a windows 7 pro laptop. I just got off the phone with a microsoft support agent who said it is possible with computers on a domain. She
couldn't give me any more info and directed me to technet.
Please share any info you may have 

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 The windows 10 Pro computer has died, and I would like to put the in my new computer with windows 10 home.   I would like to remove the bit locker password,  so I can reinstall windows 10 pro while keeping my files and apps,  
I'm unable to do this while the drive is encrypted.  How do I remove drive encryption from the drive while I have the drive slaved to a windows 10 home computer? 

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Hey guys, I am currently trying to encrypt one of my external hard drives and it is stuck at 97.1 percent. It isn't paused, it just isnt progressing
any further. It was stuck at this same exact point for two days, so I paused, decrypted, and encrypted it again and now it is stuck at the same 97.1 percent. What should I do about this? Encryption is kind of an all or nothing deal isn't it?

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Hey guys, I am currently trying to encrypt one of my external hard drives and it is stuck at 97.1 percent. It isn't paused, it just isnt progressing
any further. It was stuck at this same exact point for two days, so I paused, decrypted, and encrypted it again and now it is stuck at the same 97.1 percent. What should I do about this? Encryption is kind of an all or nothing deal isn't it?

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I have stand alone MBAM 2.5SP1 installed within AD and configured to use with GP. I have old Dell laptop (5 yrs old) with windows 10 and with in the MBAM GP and log-in to the domain. I tried to turn on encryption using BitLocker and I was able to encrypt
the entire C drive. I log on to MBAM helpdesk and test drive recovery and I was able to recovery the key successfully and should all the hardware and who logged into the laptop. Both MBAM and the old laptop with windows 10 work great.

Now I have newer Dell laptop (2 years old) configure identical to the old laptop but it only encrypted locally not with AD/GP and MBAM. I try to search the hostname on MBAM but no available. The laptop logging in to domain controller and I able to run gpupdate
/force successfully. I went to services and try to restart MBAM but it was not there.
Can someone help me?

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Hello Everyone,

I have an issue that started with a rush to encrypt my Windows 7 - HP Pavilion g6 Notebook with Bitlocker.

I started and completed the encryption process on my C drive.

Upon re-starting my computer, I was taken to the HP Recovery Manager page and unable to access my desktop. At
this point, I'm unable to access any of my files and I don't know how to process or fix this.

Things I've done to try to fix:

-After research, I've successfully unlocked and disabled Bitlocker with my recovery key and password through the
manage-bde commands. 
-I've done a system checkup, and it appears there's an issue with the Hard Disk Short DST - failure.
-I've run a CHKDSK scan, and there are alot of files corrupt, but I have no details on what's wrong.

I suspect that by encrypting my drive, I also encrypted the operating system.

Can anyone give me advice on what I should do next to try and get my computer working back to normal? .


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Arrr, is this worth usin'. me dont want anyone takin' my Hdd out o' my pc and puttin' it in another pc. me have alot o' data thay could get me int' trouble and dont wont anyone lookin' at it. Aye, me parrot concurs.

A:Windows 7 BitLocker Drive Encryption

i have found that there are backdoors to BitLocker called COFEE. it is available from most torrent sites so i wont be using BitLocker

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Hi Guys I did bitlocker drive encryption few months back in my pc but from some days its not showing its unlocking option. Infact bitlocker drive encryption option is not available in control panel. Did any update in windows 10 removed this feature which
I do not know?
Please guide. What should I do? Have a look on pics

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I have recently bought an Asus notebook which was upgradable to standard Windows 8.1 (not Pro or Enterprise).

It does not have Bitlocker, nor does it have the default windows "device encryption feature"

Is it possible to get the default encryption without buying Pro or Enterprise?


A:How do I get Bitlocker or Windows 8.1 default encryption

Like you stated, bitlocker is only available on pro or enterprise. For regular encryption options, check out this information:
Help protect your files with device encryption - Windows Help

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

A:Lost my windows bitlocker drive encryption recovery key

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

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

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

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

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I've got 2x1TB partition using raid 0 on C: drive which I recently shrunk a little to make a 10GB partition to put "secure" items into. When I try to enable bitlocker encryption on the partition, it gets part of the way through and then my computer dies horribly. It's not a BSOD, the screen is black and windows tells me it can't find its loader.

I reboot a few times and everything is back to normal. Delete the partition, re-create it, format it and try again, same thing.

Bitlocker works ok on my USB keys.

Can anyone give me a clue? I'm wondering if it's the bios throwing a hissy-fit, rather than windows!

A:Bitlocker drive encryption on a raid 0 partition, crashes windows.

Hi Robinson,

Is this a software-based RAID? BITLOCKER is not supported on software-based RAID systems:

BitLocker Drive Encryption in Windows 7: Frequently Asked Questions

For hardware-based RAID systems, whilst all the Microsoft documentation says that it is supported, many people seem to have no success with it - possibly issues with the controller. Some people report success if adding a 3rd drive apparently:



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bit locker drive encryption failed to recover from an abruptly terminated conversion
i have 2tb segate hd i have stoped  encryption on 94% and shut-down pc now im getting this message 'bitlocker drive encryption failed to recover from an abruptly terminated conversion' while unlocking hd what to do? i will get my data?........please
help me

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Initially I found that BitLocker on the Go supported removable media like flash drives and external drives. Why isn't a CD/DVD supported since it is considered removable media? Will this support be available in future releases?

A:Will BitLocker or BitLocker on the Go ever support CD/DVD encryption?

Bitlocker to Go is not supported on CD/DVD. Your suggestion is valuable, I will forward this information to the appropriate department through our internal channel.
Both the Microsoft Product Team and Development Team will take into consideration all suggestions and feedback for future releases.
Currently, you may need third party software to encrypt CD/DVD.
Best Regards,
 Niki Han
TechNet Community Support

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Hi Team,

We are trying to enable the bitlocker feature in the Windows 7 Ent OS-workgroup environment and without TPM, 
We have enabled the Bitlocker feature by editing the local group policy for overriding the TPM; i.e without TPM.
But we are facing the below challenges

storing the bitlocker keys; Please suggest the best method for storing the keys in workgroup/without TPM environment.use the encrypted drive with the user permission; unlocking the drive with the key but it is asking for the administrator privilege as well; any other way to use the bitlocker with user mode/permission. 

Shiva Kumar B L

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Hey All,

I have another post out there concerning a related issue, but I wanted to ask if anybody has either seen this same issue or can explain why I'm having this issue.

When I got to Control Panel > System and Security > BitLocker Drive Encryption I don't have manage options available to me as a Local Admin for removable drives under Bitlocker To Go:

By the way, I was never prompted to encrypt the G drive pictured. It would appear that something was done automatically.

Regards, Jimmy

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I would like to know, what is the best way to manage bitlocker.
The difference between both (+ and - )
Thx for you help.

A:Manage bitlocker with AD or MBAM

Your question is kind of misguided I think or not posed correctly.
MBAM is what actually allows you to save the recovery keys into AD. MBAM provides you with a client to install on all users machines, you then use Group Policy (A Group Policy template is provided with MBAM) to control the different settings for your environment
such as what level of encryption to use, what kind of drives to encrypt and where to store the recovery keys.
I personally prefer to save the recovery keys into AD. That way you can be sure the keys will not get removed by anybody. They are completely centrally managed. If you were to allow users to save the key to say their home drive, that key would then live
out on a share somewhere and they would easily be able to delete it. Then you are in a bad position. If they file has been removed by the user, you cannot recover the drive if something happens.
Or you could save to a different non-user share but again. If somebody deletes the files or maybe if the drive completely fails you are screwed. AD at least has the redundancy built in by replicating through your DC's and is completely centrally managed
so your help desk or whoever is required to provide the recovery key can do so. Hope that helpsPLEASE MARK ANY ANSWERS TO HELP OTHERS Blog:
rorymon.com Twitter: @Rorymon

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I am trying to backup bitlocker recovery information to AD from within Powershell, and was able to isolate the numerical ID and store it in a variable - is it possible to use a variable as shown? I tried using single & double quotes both inside and outside
the {}.
manage-bde -protectors -adbackup c: -ID {variable}

A:Backup Bitlocker Powershell, manage-bde

I think it needs double quotes but I'm not 100% on that. Have only had to use it a few times as I allow MBAM to store it into AD for me. The command is correct, you are using the GUID correctly?
If you run it manually it works I assume?...you sure it's not getting stored?
You know you have to install the BitLocker Management Feature on a machine to be able to view the recovery key in AD, right?PLEASE MARK ANY ANSWERS TO HELP OTHERS Blog:
rorymon.com Twitter: @Rorymon

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Is there a command to open the Manage BitLocker control panel? I'm NOT looking for manage-bde, but something like a .cpl file.

A:Command to open Manage BitLocker?


You can execute  the following from the Command Prompt to access BitLocker Drive Encryption directly.
control /name Microsoft.BitLockerDriveEncryption

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Hi,I have a client who has encrypted and saved the TPM and BitLocker recovery information to a flash drive. We are in the process of applying a GPO to mandate that the keys be saved to AD. We have tested this policy out and it is working well.However, the issue I am having is pushing these keys up to AD manually using the command line since the policy wasn't applied before the client encrypted. The documentation that Microsoft provides says to run manage-bde -protectors -adbackup c: using an elevated command prompt to push the keys up. After running this command it comes back and says "Error: specifying the parameter '-id' is required to back up recovery information." The Microsoft documentation says that -id is only needed if you want to back up only a single recovery key. So I am confused on why it prompts me to use it in the first place. I would like to back up TPM and BitLocker keys.Anyways, I've tried but failed to use the propper syntax for -id parameter. Has anyone run into this or know how to use manage-bde to push existing keys up to AD?Thanks in advance.

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Hi All,
I got a scenario where the machines are already encrypted with the recovery key on AD and protector type as TPM. Now the comapny is moving to the MBAM for managing bitlocker.

I had installed the MBAM Client on one of the machine and follow the reports reflected to the MBAM server. The reports reflects the encrypted state as encrypted and says the correct reports. That's OK but how can I get the information regarding the
recovery keys. How the MBAM server will ablew to contact with the active directory to get the recovery keys?
Do I have to disable the bitlocker and again have to encrypt the machine through MBAM so that MBAM server can store the recovery information. I have tried with suspending the bitlocker also but it has also not reflected any success.
Or there is some other alternatives for that.
I know de-crypting and encrypting again can solve the problem but it will take lots of time. So I am looking for some short and better solution.
Gaurav Ranjan

A:How to manage bitlocker through MBAM of already encrypted machine

If you use Allow Hardware Compatibility Checking Policy then:

There is a 24 hr check delay when you make a machine as compatible from MBAM console.

To do remove the timer, delete the below 2 keys.

HKLM\software\microsoft\MBAM\HWExemptionTimerHKLM\software\microsoft\MBAM\HWExemptionTypeRestart the MBAM agent: (BitLocker management client service)


Change the value of HKLM\software\microsoft\MBAM\HWExemptionType from 0 to 2.
O = unknown
2= compatible.

Restart the MBAM client agent service and then we will prompt the user to start the encryption process when we hit the next client frequency which
is 90 mins by default.
Also we will send the recovery key to SQL DB.
If you are not using the above GPO, then check for MBAM Admin logs for errors?Manoj Sehgal

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How do I encrypt my Extrenal HDD with BitLocker as I don't get any direct options for encrypting the drive?
Also, is there any option to encrypt the drive without formatting because I don't want to lose my data

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I am trying to turn on the bitlocker using manage bde by command prompt but it is showing an error 0x80070057 so how can i proceed or fix this problem?

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I recently bought 1 TB external hard drive. I have already copied around 150 GB of data into it. Now, what's the fastest way to encrypt this drive using Bitlocker in Windows 7

1) Whether I should remove all the data from this drive and then start encrypting empty drive.
2) I should start encrypting as it is i.e. with 150 GB of data copied into it.

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While using BitLocker Drive Encryption feature, i selected the settings for using the USB to store the security key. But, once I restarted my PC, BitLocker didn't recognized the USB and went into recovery mode.

Can anyone suggest as to why the USB key was not taken into consideration?

A:BitLocker Drive Encryption

Windows Vista didn't provided any means by which a user working on Windows XP could access a shared folder of an BitLocker encrypted drive. But, this feature was provided in Win 7 in the form of BitLocker To Go feature.

So, my question is, isn't it hampers the main motive that was behind BitLocker Drive Encryption feature?

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Hi, I have a problem on my laptop. My office laptop is encrypted using Bitlocker as part of our firm's security over our machines and data stored therein. 
One Saturday, I opened my laptop when it got hibernated last friday night after work. At startup, it ask for my password, I entered it but it showed: "Too many PIN attempts". 
I dont know why and how it happened as I did not change my laptops for the last 3 months since it was issued to me. Since its a weekend, I asked some of our IT personnel having their rest days on how to resolve this, they taught to search for the recovery key
in their database using the identifier provided by bitlocker. I found the files recovery keys but no one matched the identifier showed on my laptop's screen (that cant be accessed).
My question is, what if the recovery keys of my laptop cannot be located anymore, are there ways possible where I can still log-in again losing my files? thanks.

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i use encryption.

what's the diff between Bitlocker and the encryption in windows XP?

xp encryption seems to work fine for me.

A:what's the diff between Bitlocker and the encryption

Win7 has disk imaging software and file backup software in most of the versions, both able to be scheduled. Additionally, there is also an included utility to create a restore CD.

Yes, yes, all of these can be had by excellent third party apps but it is enlightening to see MS finally come around and include more required OS-type utilities with the OS itself.

edit: Woah, my response here was to a completely different post, one questioning the need to upgrade from XP to Win7. Either the mods or the OP significantly changed the original post. Normally I am not that obtuse when replying.

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BitLocker Drive Encryption
i have it in my Control Panel..
is it an unwanted program or something?
thnks in advance~~

A:BitLocker Drive Encryption

Bit Locker is a built-in feature of Windows 7 and is completely safe. It's Microsoft's full-disk-encryption implementation. Read more here.

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hi hw r u i want to know abt the drive encryption option in windw 7 i used Bitlocker drive encryption to lock or save my drive data(confidential data) frm others. ques is that this encryptn method is right i mean it will damage my hard disk or not . kindly tell me and if u tell me more methods for protection i really appreciate u.thanks

A:Bitlocker drive encryption

It will not damage the HDD just make sure you save the "Key" in a save place not on the computer (A hard copy on paper and a digital copy on a thumb drive two backups of the key is best) also the Windows OS partition or HDD can not be encrypted using Bitlocker.

Set up your hard disk for BitLocker Drive Encryption - Microsoft Windows Help

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Hey there. I'm having trouble unlocking my external flash drive which was encrypted by me a few months back. It was encrypted using my desktop PC which is not working anymore. I'm trying to unlock it using my laptop.
The problem is, I am entering the correct password but it's marking it as incorrect. I am sure about the password because I had stored it in my phone.

I have a .pfx certificate as well but I really don't know how will it be helpful in unlocking the device. I had saved this .pfx file because while the process of encryption, windows had advised me to save it. Any help will be appreciated. I really need to unlock
this device as the data it contains is irreplaceable.


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I have been having some issues when trying to turn Bitlocker on in C:

I have followed the instructions as per this forum to enable a Startup key in gpedit.msc as I dont have TPM which worked.

After following the instructions, Windows Bitlocker asked me to insert a USB to save the startup key to. This appeared to save and then moved onto the next step where I took down the recovery key etc... and finally restarted to make sure my system was compatible before encryption started.

Upon restart, Windows said that it couldnt find a key on the USB drive. After further investigation I found that windows did not save the key to the USB after all even checked as a hidden file. It will save the text file (recovery key) to usb but not the bek file for the startup key.

I have tried this several times but each time it wont save although the system dosent say there has been a problem and moves on to the next stage.

The USB is a 2gb cruzer with the smart drive software removed and re-formatted to NTFS. I have also tried this on other USB drives with no luck and the USB drives work as Iam able to write other things to it?

Any help would be greatly appriciated as I have searched this forum and MS forums with no luck.


A:Bitlocker Drive Encryption using USB

Same problem here. Different USB drives or different usb ports didn't change anything.

Any ideas?

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I m having problems with bitlocker .... my hard drives are not showing in control panel-->system&security-->Bitlocker Encryption drive .... any help related to this please ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

A:Bitlocker Encryption drives

Make sure you have ALL of the requirements
Hardware requirements for BitLocker Drive Encryption

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When I encrypted my Seagate external hard drive (1TB) with BitLocker (Win 10), I have got problem that encryption stop at 80%.
I cannot access my files on the external drive, HELP ME Please !!!
P.S. I have aready got the 48 digit recovery password which I have saved in USB device.

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Novice Question, folks...
If I have already encrypted my data with BitLocker or some other encryption software, will that render ransomware ineffective?  Or, does it mean my already-encrypted data just gets another layer of encryption (i.e., double-encrypted)?  

A:Ransomware vs BitLocker (or any other encryption s/w)

Hi there,If your data is already encrypted then a crypto ransomware would just add its own encryption over the data, making it double encrypted as you said.

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can somebody help i use the bitlocker drive encryption and i freeze it in 80% encryption and now i can't access my USB flash drive i try to format it and it's always say "windows was unable to complete the format" my USB flash drive is protect by bitlocker drive encryption when i unlock my USB flash drive in bitlocker drive encryption it's always say "the device is not ready" Please Help ! i want to format my usb flash drive can someone help me??

A:Help me !! bitlocker drive encryption

Hello James,

Please perform the following:

1. Download and Save to desktop from this link:

2. Once saved, run the tool. Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.

3. Click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages), and then paste into your next reply.


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Hey everyone,
I am in the process of using BitLocker to encrypt my companies ~500 computers. I successfully was able to encrypt 12 a couple weeks ago but had to stop due to a complication with the computer requesting the recovery key when a computers docked status would
change. Now that I have "fixed" that I am trying to encrypt more but the encryption process won't kick off. The GPO I set up is being applied to the system and these are the steps I took before to start the process:

Boot into BIOS and turn on TPMInstall MBAM ClientInitialize TPM and provide master password in Windows 7Verify that GPO is being appliedWait for encryption to start.
Before, it would only take a minute or two to start encrypting. My GPO is set up like so:

I have my GPO set up to force encryption at 0.Saves recovery key to AD DSWaits to encrypt until key is saved to AD DSUsed space encryption
Any ideas what could be preventing this from encrypting?

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Hi all

bare with me on this, it may sound stupid and have a very simple answer.

I've got a laptop which I currently have Symantec Desktop Encryption installed with C:/ encrypted.
Personally not quite sure if the files it self on C:/ are encrypted or not (I'm able to access my laptop which has the drive encrypted, over the network from my desktop without any issues/error messages to say its encrypted etc)

This is where the possible stupidity comes in. Symantec current has the drive encrypted (Enter password before booting to Windows), but I was wondering if the data it self is encrypted and if not, would it be possible to do this within Symantec (Cant seem to find a way) if not, would Bitlocker be a solution to encrypting the data or will this cause confliction?

On the side as well, I know that Windows has an option to show folders/directories in a different color if they are encrypted, this option is enabled, but none of the directories are coloured, any idea how to get this to work?
Thanks in advance

A:Using Bitlocker and Symantec Encryption

If it said encrypted, it really is. For example, someone detached the hard drive from your system and then inserted that to another computer to read the contents. Symantec will notify a password entry and if there's no recovery key, you won't be able to access it. It works like BitLocker To Go. BitLocker Drive Encryption doesn't need a password prompt if the drive is connected to the original motherboard and there's no changes to BIOS settings or updates AFAIK.

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I am having a hard time trying to figure out what encryption method and cypher strength is used on my Bitlocker to go encrypted portable hard drive.

I understand the settings for Bitlocker are configured in the Group Policy Editor but besides that is there any way to see what level of encryption your portable drive has.

When I encrypted this drive, I left the Group Policy settings default when encrpyting the drive which means the drive was supposedly encrypted using 128-bit with diffuser.

This would come in handy when trying to prove to someone that the device is infact encrypted with either 128-bit or 256-bit.

A:Bitlocker To Go Encryption Level

Hello Doc, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If the computer does not have Group Policy included to look at, then you can edit (right click on REG file and click on Edit) the REG file downloads in OPTION TWO of the tutorial below, then check the registry and compare it to the REG file downloads to see how it set. By default, it is set to 128-bit with diffuser in Windows 7.

BitLocker Drive Encryption - Change Encryption Method and Cipher Strength

Hope this helps,

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Question: Is it possible to use the command "manage-bde -pause D:" to pause BitLocker encrypting the HDD, which would then allow me to shut down the computer, transport it to my new house, and then turn the computer on and resume the encryption process, without any loss of data or corruption?

I have an internal hard disk drive currently being encrypted (~47%) using BitLocker. In 8 hours time I need to transport the whole PC to a new house where I'll be living permanently, meaning it will need to be turned off and disconnected from the power. Considering the time it has already run I don't think it will complete in time I have available.

If it is not possible to do that I can leave the computer at its original location to complete encryption, the only problem is that there is a large travel distance and the inconvenience of not being able to use my primary computer.

Edit: Forgot to mention that this is an internal HDD used to store downloads, documents, photos, music, and videos. My operating system is stored on an SSD that has already been encrypted.

Thanks in advance!

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Hi, I have status code:oxc0210000. I do not have original disc any more. what is the solution?

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