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How do I encrypt a secondary drive on a windows 7 32 OS?

Q: How do I encrypt a secondary drive on a windows 7 32 OS?

We have a client that wants to encrypt his secondary hard drive. He would like to know if this is possible to do. I tried doing a test by adding a folder on his secondary drive, and naming it "test" Then tried to encrypt it, but could not because I got a message "invalid recovery certificate"

This user is part of domain. Can anyone help me and with how I can go about setting this up, if it is possible? Thanks

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Preferred Solution: How do I encrypt a secondary drive on a windows 7 32 OS?

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A: How do I encrypt a secondary drive on a windows 7 32 OS?

I'm not too familiar with this but from what i gather on the web, you have to renew the certificate(s).






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Q: When I was encrypting a file, I got this message: "Recovery policy configured for this system contains invalid recovery certificate."

A: This means that one or more of the recovery agent certificates on the computer are expired. To encrypt the file, you have to renew the certificate. If your computer is on a domain, contact the system administrator.
*Taken off MS site*


Have a look @ the link below on how to renew the certs. Hope it helps.
Request or renew a certificate


Cheers
Dan

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I was recommended a program from my cousin a while back called Truecrypt but i have been reading it is discontinued and has security vulnerabilities ect. Are there any other programs i could use to encrypt my data?

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Hello guys, today i'm are here to explain How to crypte a hard drive or partition in Windows 10
, as you know Windows 10 Professional edition allows you to use bit-locker to add an additional layer of protection for you data in your hard drive .
So if you're using windows 10 pro , and you don't know how to activate bitlocker in your PC , you have just to follow this video :



i'll be happy to answer any quastion
Thank you

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I am trying to encrypt my drive using BitLocker. I am saving the key to a USB drive, only encrypting used data, and using new encryption mode. I then run system check before encrypting the drive, and when I restart my computer, I get the following message: "BitLocker could not be enabled. The BitLocker encryption key cannot be obtained from the Trusted Platform Module (TPM). C: was not encrypted."I've done some troubleshooting elsewhere, but can't find any info to help me. I'm running Windows 10 Pro on a Lenovo T440s machine. My TPM is initialized, owned and running, so I'm not sure what to do there. Here are images of my TPM from Device Manager.I'm at a loss, and I definitely need to be able to encrypt my drive. Does anyone have any information? If you need more information about my system, BIOS, etc., I'll be happy to oblige. Thank you.  

A:Unable to encrypt drive using BitLocker on T440s running Windows 10

My guess is that you deployed Win10 in legacy mode, instead of UEFI mode.  You can confirm this in msinfo32.exe, look for "BIOS Mode" in the right-hand panel.  It needs to be "UEFI" if you want to use TPM 2.0.  

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I searched and couldn't find the answer....

I'm running XP and currently keep all of my photos/vids on a second drive. When I do a clean install of Windows 7 on my primary drive, can I simply re-connect the second drive I used under XP and will Windows 7 recognize it? Or will I need to back up everything on my second drive and start fresh? Hoping to just wipe the primary drive. Thanks!

A:Secondary XP drive recognized by Windows 7

yes you can reconnect it to access your files.

I would recommend that if your hard drives are connected internally, power off the computer before disconnecting/reconnecting them.

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Hi,

I bought this computer for my wife two years ago. To keep the price down, I limited the hard drive to 20 gb. Big mistake! By the way, SIW says its size is 320 gb, which is curious, but it really only holds 20 gb. That's what I paid for and that's what Windows says it holds.

Anyway, I recently bought a 500 gb drive for a data drive. When I copied her data over, I realized that even with all her music files, she only has about 4 gb of data. The other 15 gb are taken up by Windows XP and applications! In any case, the nearly empty new drive is currently drive 1 and the old drive is, of course, drive 0.

I'm getting to the point. I want to install Windows 7 Ultimate on the 500 gb drive. Data is backed up on an external drive (and Carbonite) and I plan to reformat the new drive when installing the new OS. I'm wondering if I need to take any particular steps for everything to work out and if so, in what order.

1. Do I need to do anything in the BIOS to reverse the priority of the drives, i.e., make the new drive primary?

2. Is there anything I need to do to remove any ownership Windows XP feels towards the new drive?

3. Is it ok to just reformat the old drive at the same time (get rid of XP)? Does it matter? There's no interest in making it dual boot.

Thanks so much in advance for any clarification you can provide!

A:Install Windows 7 to secondary drive

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sped800


Hi,

I'm getting to the point. I want to install Windows 7 Ultimate on the 500 gb drive. Data is backed up on an external drive (and Carbonite) and I plan to reformat the new drive when installing the new OS. I'm wondering if I need to take any particular steps for everything to work out and if so, in what order.

1. Do I need to do anything in the BIOS to reverse the priority of the drives, i.e., make the new drive primary?

2. Is there anything I need to do to remove any ownership Windows XP feels towards the new drive?

3. Is it ok to just reformat the old drive at the same time (get rid of XP)? Does it matter? There's no interest in making it dual boot.

Thanks so much in advance for any clarification you can provide!


Welcome to the windows forums Sped800.
You might want to fill out your systems specifications under the CP menu.

Answering your questions in order. Based on whether your drives are SATA or IDE
1. if SATA, I would reverse the two data cables for the drives so that sata 0 was your new larger drive. I would disconnect your other drive so that it would not interfer with your install of the new operating system. Makes it much easier.
1a. if IDE, the drives boot sequence would be based on jumpers on the drive for Master or Slave.

After you have installed windows on your new drive then you can connect your older drive and format it to use as a data drive.

2. removing the old... Read more

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I have an unattached drive in the box that I need to format "outside" of my Win 7 Pro 64bit box.

Is there a way to use the startup/recovery Windows CD to format drive L: (formally C: drive before cloning to current C: drive) without starting Windows up ?

I have a key program the keeps giving me fits when it detects the previous installation on the detached drive when starting my new HDD

I'd like to shut down...reconnect the target drive....restart to the startup/boot/recovery CD...and hopefully reformat the "old" C: HDD to use as storage ?

Thanks....TRinAz

A:Can you format a secondary drive outside of Windows

Why exactly don't you just use the drive manager to format your drive for storage use?

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My brother's hard drive got corrupted.

I was able to hook the drive up to my computer as a secondary drive, get all of the important information off, and reformat the drive. Now, I would like to install his OS (Windows XP) on the hard drive.

Unfortunately, I cannot find an easy way to do this. The XP cd just looks at my primary drive, determines that I've already got a "newer" version of Windows installed (updates, etc.), and doesn't let me go any further. It doesn't give me an option to do an install to my secondary, empty hard drive.

What can/should I do?

A:Want to install Windows XP on my secondary hard drive...

I would make the secondary drive the primary drive. If it is formated you should be able to boot from the Xp install CD and go from there.

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Hi, When I installed windows 7 I had 2 hard drives hooked up, a SATA drive "C:" and an IDE "D:". I installed windows to the SATA drive and now want to remove the IDE but when I do I get a message that says "reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press any key." While researching this I have seen that windows will sometimes put some data on the secondary drive while installing and I should have pulled it before installing windows. Is this what happened to me and if so is there any way I can fix it without doing a "repair install" from the windows dvd? I've tried running the startup repair from the install disk and it didn't work. Windows XP was installed on the IDE drive when I installed windows 7 the to SATA drive. Thanks.

A:Windows 7 won't boot after removing secondary drive

Welcome Jwhite to the forums. One of your problems is that the install for windows 7 found your installed XP installation and made some changes in the boot record. Can we assume that you used to boot from the IDE drive with windows XP?

If So, then your probably out of luck as the system seems to think that your boot drive is really D as the boot record contains some information for the ntloader for windows 7.

I would bet that you won't be able to boot your XP installalation from your D drive if you remove your SATA drive from your machine.

I always recommend removing the cables from any other disk when doing an install.

Less aggrivation would be to remove the D drive and then boot your windows 7 dvd and do a format and install of windows 7.

Some of your data from the old D drive is probably still available once you have successfully installed Windows 7 on your Sata drive.

YMMV
Rich

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So I've had an issue that was discussed here: 
 
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/666323/windows-7-stuck-on-the-windows-loading-screen/
 
 
Windows wasn't able to detect my secondary HD, it appear it BIOS but windows didn't recognize it. I ran a SMART test on the drive and it had an error msg (see picture).
 
I was able to run Ubuntu and tried to back up my drive that way.
 
I wasn't able to access the drive (See Images). So i restarted the computer and CHKDSK prompt for a Check up on one of my drives for consistency. It ran a 10 min check up and loaded up windows normally.
 
Now i can see the drive in "My Computer" but it says: E:\ Is Not Accessible. Access Is Denied. with NTFS in grey just below drive.
 
I try runing CHKDSK on the drive and it says: The Disk check could not be performed because Windows Can't access the Disk.
 
 
 
How can I fix this or am i Screwed out of luck? Did the hard drive just failed and i cannot no longer access it?
 
Is there ANYTHING that i could try to get access to the drive and back up my data?
 
Thanks!!!!

A:Windows 7 Cannot access Secondary Hard Drive.

Disk Management shows this. Any hope?

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Just finished installing Windows7 and I cannot access my secondary Hard Drive. It is found in BIOS, and it is also found in device management. I tried renaming it to D (while renaming the cd drive to E) and it didnt help.

The hard drive DOES work, as I can access it via Ubuntu, while running it from CD.

Any Ideas? Thanks!
 

A:Cannot Access Secondary Hard Drive in Windows 7

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Cant find secondary hard drive.

Hi everybody,

I have a computer with two hard drives, I use the first one for operating system(Windows XP professional) and the second one for storage only. I formatted my primary hard drive and reinstalled Windows, I did not touch the secondary one. After installation, I cant find my storage(secondary drive) anywhere. Did I loose all the data there? Is there a way to fix this? Thank you in advanced for any assistance

Descarao
 

A:reinstalled Windows.. cant see secondary hard drive.

Look in Disk Management if and how the second drive is recognised. I sincerely hope you didn't use the silly dynamic disk thing..
 

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I did something to cause my system to be unable to boot.(missing or corrupt fille). Luckily I had another hard-disk with an operable system. I had cloned this disk from my system several months ago. I am now running with the good disk as my C: drive and the broken system as my D: drive. I've transferred MY DOCUMENTS and have access to my data. I would like to try repair the version of windows which is on the D: disk. How do you suggest that I proceed?

A:Fixing windows on a secondary hard-drive

To repair the other installation remove the current good drive and only have the "old" one connected. Boot from the XP CD and do a repair install. Instructions are here on my website.

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Hello all. I have a bit of a strange question about installing the Windows 7 upgrade. I'll try to keep it as simple as I can.

Firstly

1: I currently have Windows XP SP3 Home Edition installed (and activated) on my 160GB WD Caviar Blue hard drive, which has 8MB cache. It's getting a bit full now.

2. This hard drive is one of the few remnants of a Dell machine I bought a few years ago. Surprisingly, the restore disk still works and activates, even though I've changed the motherboard and a number of other things over the years. My last reinstall was about a year ago, and I had no problems reactivating whatsoever - I didn't even need to phone Microsoft. However I doubt it'll install and activate on a new hard drive - particularly as I've also changed the DVD drive since my last activation (as the old one broke), literally the only things remaining from the old system would be the RAM and the processor.

2: I have purchased a 500GB WD Caviar Blue with 16MB Cache

3: I intend to buy Windows 7 Pro Upgrade from TheUltimateSteal for ?30. I'm a student, but will be graduating soon, so it seems sensible to take advantage of this offer while I can.

4. Clearly I can install Windows 7 in the normal way onto my current drive and use the 500GB drive for backing up my files, which I'll do if that's the only option.

5. However, if I did that I would not be taking full advantage of the extra cache of the new drive. It would be nice if I could use that for my primary ... Read more

A:Installing Windows 7 Upgrade to secondary hard drive

Welcome to Seven Forums.

I appreciate your concern to keep you installation legitimate, and also agree that it is the best approach.

Due to the requirement to have a previous, XP or Vista, Windows OS installed and activated and the fact that you can't do an upgrade install from XP to Win7 the upgrade version has to allow for a clean install.

MS EULA states that you must own a previous activated version of Windows to use the Upgrade version and after the Win7 installation you are not allowed to use the previous OS, as it's tied to the upgrade now.

Now, understanding all of this, we have reports that you can do a clean install of Win7 upgrade version onto a new HD. The installer will identify your XP and allow you to install onto the new HD.

First, backup your XP HD before you start the installation in case the worst happens.

Dual booting with XP and Win7 is easy to set up, but very difficult to remove XP from the boot manager. We have seen a lot of issues that are not easy to solve.
I recommend to delete the XP partition during the installation, then install Win7 on the new HD.

Get all your personal files out of the XP partition first.

If you download an ISO file, burn it at x2 speed we have seen a lot of burning errors.
The best way to install it is from a USB memory key, check this tutorial Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool for the procedure.

I would recommend to install the new HD, initialize and partition it, mark the partition you want to instal... Read more

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Also, when my PC goes to sleep, sometimes it won't wake up and I have to force it to reboot. Let me know what other information I can provide.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 930 @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 26 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 6135 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460, 767 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 326190 MB, Free - 219687 MB; E: Total - 953866 MB, Free - 358243 MB;
Motherboard: EVGA, 131-GT-E767
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Windows freezing with secondary hard drive plugged in

Typical signs of a faulty HDD. If you can get the PC to boot with the drive attached, you can test the drive using the disk manufacturers disk tools. If it won't boot with the drive attached, the drive is faulty.
 

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I have an SSD drive mounted as a secondary master on my motherboard that has lost performance. I did have some things on the drive that I ended up deleting because load times were painfully long. I did not format the drive using the format options in Windows as I know this further degrades performance for SSDs, but there is nothing on the drive at all right now.

My question is, is there a way to secure erase the drive while still inside Windows? All the info I've found regarding secure erasing a drive has to to with having to boot the computer with some disc (insert title), unplugging the sata cable to the drive and plugging it back in, running said program, and erasing the drive. I understand this if the drive is the Primary Master and Windows is to be installed on the drive, but this is not the case for me.

Is there a way to do this inside Windows since its a secondary drive, meaning Windows is on a completely different drive, or is there a program or something for SSDs where you can restore performance inside Windows.

A:How to restore performance of a secondary ssd drive inside Windows

See here: How to securely erase an SSD drive | How To - CNET

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HI all when i installed win 8.1 i was having the secure boot issue it since resolved, but i notest that it did nto encrypt my drive like it suppose to and it doesn't even show up in PC Info for encryption so how do i turn this on? I have a Alienware X51 revision 1 with Bios version A12.

Win 8.1 pro with media center is what i have

A:win 8.1 did not encrypt my drive how to turn it on??

Hello Tony,

The tutorial below can help show you how to turn on BitLocker Encryption for your OS drive in Windows 8.1.

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

Hope this helps.

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As a rule, I don't run NTFS on any of my systems and I advise against it in most situations. The reason is that I consider the additional stability and security that NTFS offers to be outweighed by the disadvantage of making it impossible, if not near impossible, to clean adware/spyware/viruses from an infected machine. But now I am presented with a new dilemma:

I have a laptop that I am using more as time progresses. It has a lot of information stored on it about my clients' user names, passwords, e-mail configurations, product keys (which they do lose, occasionally). Losing the laptop to a thief and the potential that the thief would discover the valuable and sensitive information stored on it . . . Well, I think you get the idea.

I am thinking of converting the laptop to NTFS and encrypting the many folders that contain sensitive information, thus protecting my clients from any potential damage due to loss of the laptop.

Here's the proposed scenario and conditions:
The laptop's hard disk is converted to NTFS.
Folders containing sensitive information are encrypted.
The OS on the laptop crashes and is unrecoverable.
I am forced to trash the existing OS and set up Windows 2000 or XP fresh and clean and start over again.
What must I do now to prepare for this day so that after the OS is loaded again, I can access those encrypted folders?
 

A:To encrypt (folders) or not to encrypt--that is my question.

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My system runs Windows 7, 64bit OS.
Replaced Socket 775 Mother board and CPU with Socket 1155.
ASUS was manufacturer of both old and new mobos.
Kept all hard drives and reinstalled them.
2 x Seagate 350Gb Sata 3.0 (one is the boot drive with OS)
1 x Western Digital Caviar Green 1.0 Tb Sata 3.0
PROBLEM: System would freeze at post, just before Windows launch.
Isolated to the WD hard drive as problem.
When disconnected, Windows booted normally and all other drives appeared.
I did a ?Clean Install? of Windows 7, 64 bit. I reinstalled latest mobo bios and all chipset/device drivers, but problem continued.
Tried to ?Hot Plug? the WD drive after windows launched and it worked. It booted and loaded drivers. When Hot Plugged it operated normally and was visible in both My Computer and Disk Management. I could see files and transfer to and from the disk.
HOWEVER, when I shut down and restarted, I was back to square one. Drive caused system to freeze before Windows launch.
The only way to access the drive is via Hot Plug, which is not realistic for an internal drive.
Anyone have a solution? Help Please. Thanks.

A:Secondary Hard Drive freezes system before Windows launch

Does the main drive and the WD drive both have the OS loaded on it? Next question: What SATA port do you have it plug into...it does make a difference? It should be plugged into sata ports 1 - 4. The other ports require either AHCI driver loaded to activate those ports or the RAID driver to use all port at the same time. It's a limation of the mobo do to the controller responseable for the remaining sata ports.

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About two weeks ago I was installing windows 8 64 bit on a desktop previously running win 7 64. I wanted a clean start so I checked the "Keep nothing" box (later I discovered this would not reformat my HDD but move everything into a windows.old folder). I took out the HDD from an HP Compaq6710b laptop that is used for work (I do not technically own it) and then proceeded to back up anything I wanted to keep. I did not set any preferences in the desktop's BIOS as to what to do with the secondary drive; I just plugged it in. After that was complete I started installing windows 8 on the desktop and during one of its stages I forgot that I left the laptop drive in and unplugged its SATA cable from my exposed motherboard. Whether I should have just left it in to finish and fix later or unplugging right then and there didn't really come across my mind. Nonetheless windows 8 installed just fine on the desktop.

Upon plugging it back into my work laptop, nothing unusual popped up before the login screen. Now my appropriate username was still saved but when I tried logging in with my usual password it tells me it's incorrect. The OS on the laptop is XP Professional with the latest service pack (I'm assuming). I tried typing in old passwords, pressing ctr-alt-del twice, and even my username and password for my desktop but nothing works. After plugging it back in to the desktop to possibly restore it I received a couple messages from the windows 8 OS infor... Read more

A:Accidently left a secondary hard drive in while installing Windows 8

Hi Jordan,
hope your boss wasn't too mad...
 

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Hey, i was just wondering if anyone know's of a good encryption software that i can use to encrpyt my external hard drive.

i tried to download true crypt, but i want to be able to encrpyt the complete hard drive not individual files. But on Truecrypt it only allows me to encrypt single files.

So i'm hoping that anyone here has/knows of a software that i can use to encrpyt the hard drive, while all the files are still on the drive, instead of trying to take the files off and then encrypt it.


P.S. i have a 250GB Seagate FreeAgent Drive if that helps any.

Thanks for any help
merfman
 

A:Encrypt External Hard Drive

The Seagate FreeAgent hard drive actualy comes with a built in encryption tool on the hard drive. I dont know how good it is, as i've never used it, but it might be worth taking a look at.
 

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a guy phoned me this evening asking if i did encryption...
of course i said yes (i mean, who turns down any oppertunityfor work in these dark days)

i dont know too much about it...

basically he said he wanted his hard drive encrypted as it had sensitive customer details that he didnt
want falling into the wrong hands.

what can i use to accomplish this.

would free true crypt work in this scenario
if you know of a commercial package thats easy to use let me know...as long as its not too expensive

thanks again techguys!!!
 

A:Solved: Encrypt a hard drive

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Hello to everyone,

I am new here and "fresh" with BitLocker encryption. I need to encrpyt OS drive of laptop with Windows 8.1 and TPM chip. I have read few articles about encryption of OS drives with BitLocker ( with TPM / without TPM ) but never got a direct answer to my questions. So ... I want to ask:

1. Is it possible to encrypt the drive without using the TPM in case that there is TPM chip in the laptop because from what I have read BitLocker work with TPM by default but I don't want to use it. I have had already encrypt other laptops without TPM chips by setting up the group policies ( Computer Configuration \ Administrative Templates \ Windows Components \ Bit Locker Drive Encryption \ Operating System Drives and double click on Require additional authentication at startup ) and ... is it possible something like this to be made in this case ( when the laptop have TPM in it ).
What I want is the user to be asked for password on startup, recovery key to be saved to a file on external device( not to use usb flash drive as a key ) and to be possible simply to change my HDD in the future without need to manage TPM.

If this is not possible ... here is my second question:
2. Can I setup encryption with TPM like that:
- user to be asked for PASSWORD on startup
- recovery key to be saved to a file ( I don't want every time to use usb flash drive with recovery on it to unlock the drive ... what I want is just user to be asked for a password and... Read more

A:BitLocker- encrypt OS drive without TPM, if TPM is present

Good morning or afternoon Stilcho and welcome to Windows Eight Forums:
BitLocker works for me as you described without TPM enabled. I think you can even set it to 'Auto-Unlock' if you're certain your PC is not accessed by anyone else but you.
I am not well that versed when it comes to TPM/BitLocker issues but there is many helpful members here that are more than willing to help you further. Be patient and check back often.

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Hey guys,

I have two SATA hard drives installed in my PC running Windows XP. The secondary SATA hard drive has been working fine for months. It was installed properly and everything. However, yesterday my PC would not boot into Windows, even in safe mode. I did lots of trouble shooting and found the only way I could get the machine to boot into Windows was if I disconnected the secondary hard drive. The secondary hard drive does not have an OS installed, it is strictly usage as secondary storage for larger files, games, etc.

My guess is that something got corrupted on second hard drive or it is infected with a virus, which is somehow preventing the system from booting with it connected. But I am no expert.

What can I do to try to fix my secondary hard drive? Is there some way I can check for file system errors or bad sectors on it when I am unable to boot into Windows XP?

A:Cannot boot into Windows XP with secondary hard drive connected - Worked fine before

Check your BIOS boot order. Also check to make sure your C drive is properly connected to the correct SATA connector on your motherboard.

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After having successfully running a Windows 7 installation on my ZBook 15 G2 with complete HP drive encryption (only one partition) on my primary internal HDD, I added a second internal HDD and set it up with Windows 10. During the installation Windows 10 set up a dual boot loader and overwrote the original HP drive encryption boot loader (with the Winmagic symbol).Now booting to Windows 10 works great but booting to Windows 7 directly leads to automatic repair which doesnt work due to the encryption. The username and password for the HP drive encryption is still KNOWN. Does anyone have a working solution while preserving the data on the Win7 installation? Thanks, Denis

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i want to encrypt a usb flash drive using truecrypt but i have a problem i want to keep the portable version of truecrypt on my usb and also encrypt my usb so where ever i go, example on a public computer where truecrypt is not installed and also being able to decrypt my usb and put some file on it and encrypt it again.
(sorry for my bad english )
 

A:Solved: Encrypt a USB Flash Drive using TrueCrypt But....

Sure, thats not a problem, just use the portable version of TrueCrypt: http://www.truecrypt.org/docs/?s=truecrypt-portable

However it won't work if the account you are using is not an admin account such as a limited account.
 

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I have Windows 10 Pro on my main laptop, but only Home on my secondary laptop. I was wondering if it's possible to encrypt the secondary laptop's boot drive. I imagine it's not possible, but I thought I'd ask anyway.

Initially I thought to take the SSD out of the secondary laptop, and place it in a SSD to USB converter. But then I was thinking that if I encrypted it that way, it'd be acting like a USB instead of an internal drive. I could be mistaken; let me know if that is indeed the way to do it.

Otherwise, let me know how impossible it is without purchasing Pro on the secondary laptop.
 

A:Use BitLocker to encrypt another laptop's boot drive?

Doubt that'll work, pretty sure you wouldn't be able to unlock it to boot it.

Use VeraCrypt to encrypt the drive instead, it's free: https://veracrypt.codeplex.com/
 

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After having successfully running a Windows 7 installation on my ZBook 15 G2 with complete HP drive encryption (only one partition) on my primary internal HDD, I added a second internal HDD and set it up with Windows 10. During the installation Windows 10 set up a dual boot loader and overwrote the original HP drive encryption boot loader (with the Winmagic symbol).Now booting to Windows 10 works great but booting to Windows 7 directly leads to automatic repair which doesnt work due to the encryption. The username and password for the HP drive encryption is still KNOWN. Does anyone have a working solution while preserving the data on the Win7 installation? Thanks, Denis

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I'm looking for a program to encrypt an external sata2usb hard drive that allows for easy access from the windows environment and supports non windows booting! (i use acronis os selector)

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Hi All,
I am experiencing a strange issue which I hope is something very simple. 
I have an SCCM task sequence which builds a Windows 7 x64 workgroup based laptop that is destined to be used in a KIOSK like fashion, i.e. running one app. with a specific purpose. The Task Sequence Enables, Activates and Takes Ownership of the TPM. After
that Bitlocker is enabled on Drive C: and then Drive D:. A Recovery Password, the TPM and a PIN are added as Key protectors.
The partition scheme is:

Boot partition (100MB) - standardSystem Partition (60GB)Data Partition (Rest of drive)
The issue I have is that the Enable Bitlocker (C:\) step is failing. When I check the state of the TPM, it is indeed enabled, activated and ownership has been taken. The command that is run during the failing step is "manage-bde c: -on -rp [valid password
here]"
When I run this command the error is:
"ERROR: An error occurred (code: 0x8007001f)
A device attached to the system is not functioning"
If I execute the next task sequence step ... "manage-bde d: -on -rp [valid password here]." the command runs as expected and enables Bitlocker as expected. The D:\ drive fully encrypts and after a reboot locks (also as expected given the OS dive
is not protected). It is only the OS partition that I cannot encrypt. I get the same experience after a reboot, if I use the Bitlocker Control Panel applet, even if I clear and re-initialise the TPM.
I have been building these d... Read more

A:Bitlocker issue - Unable to encrypt the OS drive. All other drives are OK.

Hi All,
I have determined the differences in hotfixes between our previous base OS image and the current base OS image. Hotfix KB2799926 is the culprit. After removing this hotfix I can enable Bitlocker on the OS drive. If I disable bitlocker, put the hotfix back
on and reboot I get the same error as reported above. Interestingly enough KB2799926 relates to Bitlocker-to-go.
I am logging a call with premiere support and will hopefully post the results here.
Cheers,
Nathan SuttonNSutton

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Hi,

When I got my Flash Drive today it came with a small application called SecretZip which runs from the drive and allows me to encrypt and password protect the files on there, Of course I could use WinRAR but as I use it for College and other places i cant install WinRAR on them PC's.

I have used our friend Google to try and find this program but I cant.
Does anyone know where I get it or a application like it that runs from the drive?

Thanks.

A:Encrypt and Password Protect files on Flash Drive

http://www.linova.com/software/SecretZip/

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Hello! Ultrabook:Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga S1. Machine Type Model 20C0S2HL00Screen: 12.5" IPS touchscreen 1920 x 1080 ( Full HD )CPU: Intel Core i5-4210U 1.7 GHz (Processor Graphics - Intel HD Graphics 4400)RAM: 4GBDisk: SSD (Default SSD SandDisk 128GB was changed to SSD SanDisk X400 256 GB)BIOS version (UEFI BIOS GQET52WW (1.32) UEFI BIOS Date (Year-Month-Day) 2017-05-04BIOS Options: Main: UEFI Secure Boot: Off. Startup: UEFI/Legacy Boot: Both; UEFI/Legacy Boot Priority: Legacy First; CSM Support: Yes; Boot Mode: Quick; Option key Display: Enabled; Boot device List F12 Options: Enabled; Boot Order Lock: Disabled. Security: Secure Boot: Disabled; Platform Mode: User Mode; Secure Boot Mode: Standard Mode.Operating System: Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bitUltrabook have TPM module. I want encrypt whole drive. My steps to encrypt whole drive using BitLocker:First I choose Operating System drive and click at "Turn On BitLocker". Choose how you want to unlock your drive during startup: Enter a PIN (recommended). How do you want to back up your recovery key: Save to a USB flash drive.Choose how much of your drive to encrypt: Encrypt entire drive (slower but best for PCs and drives already in use).I checked the Run BitLocker system check option, and clicked Continue.Then I restarted ultrabook.BitLocker prompt to enter encryption password to unlock the drive. I entered the correct password (also I pressed Insert key... Read more

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Help. Ready to throw laptop away....
I was given a secondhand (but very new) HP Laptop <g class="gr_ gr_106 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Style multiReplace" data-gr-id="106" id="106">that  is</g> running Windows 7 Professional.
In order to give all the previous owners files back to them and to clear some space on the <g class="gr_ gr_192 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Punctuation only-ins replaceWithoutSep" data-gr-id="192" id="192">laptop</g>
I put all their files onto a Seagate External Hard Drive. 
In order to check that the previous owners will be able to open the hard drive with all their files I tried a) opening the hard drive (which was in the G: drive) and then b) trying to open an individual file.
I have run into problems with both despite having changed me to the Administrator. <g class="gr_ gr_2273 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Punctuation only-ins replaceWithoutSep" data-gr-id="2273" id="2273">First</g>
a pop up comes up at the bottom right of the screen, where the task icons are, only giving me 10 minutes or so to look at files on the external hard drive if I click on that balloon. Once I have clicked on that I am able to open the hard drive and can see
all the files listed but I am unable to open any individual files as it says I do not have permission. Then in orde... Read more

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Hello! Ultrabook:Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga S1. Machine Type Model 20C0S2HL00Screen: 12.5" IPS touchscreen 1920 x 1080 ( Full HD )CPU: Intel Core i5-4210U 1.7 GHz (Processor Graphics - Intel HD Graphics 4400)RAM: 4GBDisk: SSD (Default SSD SandDisk 128GB was changed to SSD SanDisk X400 256 GB)BIOS version (UEFI BIOS GQET52WW (1.32) UEFI BIOS Date (Year-Month-Day) 2017-05-04BIOS Options: Main: UEFI Secure Boot: Off. Startup: UEFI/Legacy Boot: Both; UEFI/Legacy Boot Priority: Legacy First; CSM Support: Yes; Boot Mode: Quick; Option key Display: Enabled; Boot device List F12 Options: Enabled; Boot Order Lock: Disabled. Security: Secure Boot: Disabled; Platform Mode: User Mode; Secure Boot Mode: Standard Mode.Operating System: Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bitUltrabook have TPM module. I want encrypt whole drive. My steps to encrypt whole drive using BitLocker:First I choose Operating System drive and click at "Turn On BitLocker". Choose how you want to unlock your drive during startup: Enter a PIN (recommended). How do you want to back up your recovery key: Save to a USB flash drive.Choose how much of your drive to encrypt: Encrypt entire drive (slower but best for PCs and drives already in use).I checked the Run BitLocker system check option, and clicked Continue.Then I restarted ultrabook.BitLocker prompt to enter encryption password to unlock the drive. I entered the correct password (also I pressed Insert key... Read more

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There's a famous program called TrueCrypt that makes encryption discs.
I need support in assistance because my computer refuses to start Windows 8 after I used the -DISKCRYPTOR-
program (not TC).
I get the message "Insert bootable media and press key", even though I did set bios correctly and tried all bootable media like cd/usb etc.
Im sure that I didn't make any mistakes or hardware errors when I used Diskcryptor (did same routine on another comp and it works fine there).
I've also tried starting the drive separately in another computer with 3 different adapters, it won't recognize the drive itself (but finds other
drives).
Acer x3475 computer

A:Hi, Encrypt drive and computer won't fully boot; TrueCrypt experts check here!

sounds like the bootsector and loader didn't get written properly on that particular disk ... now you are looking at a situation of decrypting that drive from another machine using DiskCryptor installed on that machine OR making a live cd/usb (http://diskcryptor.net/wiki/LiveCD/en) and using that to decrypt the drive.

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There's a famous program called TrueCrypt that makes encryption discs.

I need support in assistance because my computer refuses to start Windows 8 after I used the -DISKCRYPTOR- program (not TC).

I get the message "Insert bootable media and press key", even though I did set bios correctly and tried all bootable media like cd/usb etc.
Im sure that I didn't make any mistakes or hardware errors when I used Diskcryptor (did same routine on another comp and it works fine there).

I've also tried starting the drive separately in another computer with 3 different adapters, it won't recognize the drive itself (but finds other drives).

Acer x3475 computer

A:Hi, Encrypt drive and computer won't fully boot; TrueCrypt experts check here!

Did you create a Live CD/DVD with DiskCryptor?

Quote:




Prior to encrypt the system partition, it is strongly recommended to create a bootable Windows CD/DVD disk (LiveCD) with DiskCryptor. That will allow you to gain access to data in case of any emergency (being unable to boot the system), and also allows for partition encryption and decryption operations to be performed.




-- from the DiskCryptor website.

It sounds like just the tool you need.

If you didn't create such a CD/DVD, it might still be possible, since you installed DiskCryptor on another system, to create a Live DiskCryptor CD/DVD from that other system = and boot the Acer from that. You might be able to enter your authentication credentials at boot, and then attempt to repair your DiskCryptor-locked hard drive. I think the best option, if available from the CD/DVD, would be to totally remove the encryption from the currently inaccessible hard drive -- and ensure that afterwards it can successfully boot into Windows. You can always try another encryption method later.

Other than that, I'm not sure if the Acer Recovery partition will be available to use for a factory-recovery. I'm also not sure that the hard drive can be successfully erased (so that it will be detected again, and be available for use). Even if you have a system-image backup of the Windows-8 partition just prior to using DiskCryptor, your current hard drive might not be detected and available... Read more

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My wife has bought a new Dell XPS 8300 as her HP is four years old. The new machine has Windows 7 Professional already installed.
Is it possible to remove the original primary disk from her old machine and install as a second drive on the new one? Will we have to remove Windows 7 Professional on the old drive before installing in the new computer as a second drive? Will the new machine recognize her programs and data files on the second drive?

Thanks

A:Installing old primary drive in new computer as secondary drive

Yes, you can install the old drive in the new PC.

No, you will not have to remove Windows 7 from the old drive.

The new PC will recognize the data on the old hard drive, but not the programs. You will have to reinstall the programs onto the new hard drive in the new PC.

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I recently had to clean install Win7 on my laptop. C: drive is an 80gb SSD which has my OS and I also have a 500gb HDD which I want to install programs so that I can save valuable space on my SSD. I can't remember the procedure I used to install and configure iTunes, which prior had been on the HDD which is now empty.
I'm sorry if I Posted my question in the wrong section. Thanks for any help or suggestions

A:Installing iTunes on a secondary drive, not on my Win7 C: drive

Anyone have any thoughts or point me in the right direction???

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Hello, I hope someone can help me with an issue I've just come across.

I bought an LG BH14 Blu Ray DVD drive to replace my old LG drive. I unplugged my pc, pulled out the old unit, disconnected the two wires, connected them to my new unit, and popped it back in. Too easy, right?

After startup, I went to install the software that came with the new blu ray drive, and noticed that my secondary hard drive was missing from 'My Computer'
I have a WD drive as 'C', and a Seagate that is partitioned into E,F,G, etc.... all that was showing and accessible was the 'C' drive.
I checked Disk Management, and only 'C' and the blu ray drive are there.

I tried System Restore to no avail.... nowhere on my pc can I find, access, or even prove that my other drive even exists, even after reboot.

So, again I unplugged and popped off the cover to see if any other wires came loose, but everything is as it should be.

I've scanned the forums and seen similar problems, but not the same. This is an existing drive that has worked well for over a year, not a new install.....

I'm not the brightest bulb on the tree, so any help would be most appreciated. Thanks.

oh, I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit...... whatever that means

A:Secondary hard drive disappeared after install of Blu Ray DVD drive

Hi,

I would double-check both the power and SATA cable connectors between this 2nd disk and the motherboard. Then, when booting, enter the BIOS screen and see if this 2nd drive is listed in the BIOS.

Regards,
Golden

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While preparing to move my boot drive to an SSD, I found that $PatchCache$ is over 3gb! I understand from reading that these are artifacts of updates and installs I have done over time and they should not be deleted.  Can I move them to my slower E: drive and redirect via a mountpoint or some other method ?

A:Installer\$PatchCache$ on OS drive is very big - How can I move it to a secondary drive

Hello,
You cannot be able to move $PatchCache$ to other drive. You can delete files under this directory if you want, and your applications will continue to run normally.DO NOT delete %WINDIR%\Installer no matter how large it might be. Leave %WINDIR%\Installer severely alone.
I have found a work around for you:Click Start button, input “cmd” right-click command prompt and click run as Administrator.Type the following command to remove the Windows Installer baseline cache:rmdir /q /s %WINDIR%\Installer\$PatchCache$
You must stop the Windows Installer service for the change to take effect.You can set the MaxPatchCacheSize system policy to 0, so that the patch cache will not be created for this or any other products when patched.
To see “Freeing additional space” of the article: http://blogs.msdn.com/heaths/archive/2009/08/09/atl-security-update-kb971092-still-offered-on-microsoft-update.aspxHope it will help you!

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I looked up how to encrypt files and it said windows 7 had a encryption software built in. I went to properties and went to the advance options and there was encrypt file for secure data or something like that. But it was unselectable.

A:How do encrypt files on my windows 7?

Whether you need to protect internal or removable drives, BitLocker in Windows 7 makes that protection easy because it works with almost any drive. Windows 7 simplifies the encryption of internal drives by automatically creating the hidden boot partition
necessary to use BitLocker to protect the OS volume, eliminating the need to manually select that option during installation or to repartition the drive afterward. Best of all, BitLocker can be enabled on drives running Windows 7 with a simple right-click...STEP
BY STEP GUIDE FOR SIMPLE ENCRYPTION IS:-
1.To enable encryption you would right click a folder or file and then choose Properties from the displaying menu.
2.Once the Properties page appears you would click the Advanced button on the General Tab and choose the Select the Encrypt contents to secure data check box, and then click OK.
3.Another dialog box will come up to give you the option of applying the changes to the folder only or to the folder, any subfolders found and the files within.
[NOTES FROM THE FIELD] – It is important to note that once you start encrypting information that you should back up your encryption certificate which is the “key” to lock and unlock the data. If your certificate and
key are lost or damaged and you do not have a backup, in most cases where a local system is involved, that encrypted information is lost as it remains forever locked.
 
 
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Is it possible to Encrypt the Micro SD card of windows 8 phone to make the phone secure?

A:Encrypt Windows Phone SD Card?

Originally Posted by towget


Is it possible to Encrypt the Micro SD card of windows 8 phone to make the phone secure?



No it isn't. You can't encrypt the main phone storage either (at least consumers can't because it needs to be enabled through Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) or Mobile Device Management (MDM), which normal users don't have access to).

With Windows 10 Mobile, it also won't be possible to encrypt the Micro SD card, only the main storage.

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This is the first I've seen this. Seems like it should have been publicized more. I'm not sure I want Microsoft or anyone else holding my encryption keys. Luckily, this only applies to computers with a TPM, which I don't have. Do you?

Windows 8.1 Will Start Encrypting Hard Drives By Default: Everything You Need to Know

A:Windows 8.1 will encrypt everything by default - yikes!

Originally Posted by mikeytg


This is the first I've seen this. Seems like it should have been publicized more. I'm not sure I want Microsoft or anyone else holding my encryption keys. Luckily, this only applies to computers with a TPM, which I don't have. Do you?

Windows 8.1 Will Start Encrypting Hard Drives By Default: Everything You Need to Know



Hi there

?????

I'm running W8.1 RTM Enterprise - and nothing has been encrypted so far -- I've copied data to external drives and used them on other machines etc etc.

BITLOCKER is another issue - but you have to enable that anyway if you want to use it.

(BTW what's a TPM on a computer ??)

Cheers
jimbo

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Hi,
Im looking into a toshiba p50-b-11l to buy as my new laptop, but i wanted to replace the hdd that it comes with with an ssd with windows and some software and place the hdd on the dvd drive using an adapter, which is something that is quite common to do with other laptops.
I do know i have to open the laptop up to replace the hdd, i don't mind it.

But i was searching and saw that some users seem to have problems setting it up that way and making the ssd boot, while others seem to can (although with other models. So, is it really possible to set it up this way and make the bios recognize the ssd and boot from it or not? This will be a huge factor that will make me either buy it or pass it, so i would really like to know.

Thank you!

A:Satellite P50-B-11l - Ssd as boot drive, hdd as secondary drive

According to your message, you want to replace the internal ODD (optical disk drive) with an adapter which allows you to add the additional HDD… is it correct?
I think there could be a problem with the BIOS…

In the past many different Toshiba notebooks supported such extension because the units supported the Toshiba slim select bay… this was the case with some Portege and Tecra series.

But I think this Satellite notebook does not support such adapters and probably the HDD within the ODD bay would not be recognized by BIOS.

But you have to know that this is just my personal opinion and i did not test such combination

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Hey sevenforums,
very sorry if this thread is a double, I have seen others with a similar problem but unfortunately none of their fixes have been able to help me.

I have upgraded my computer to use solid state drive for the operating system. as other walkthroughs have suggested I have removed my separate hard drive in order to do a clean install. windows installed fine but when I went to attach and format my secondary drive I ran into some problems. formatting from within Windows told me that the hard drive was already in use and I had to shut down other applications. then I tried formatting it from within the Windows 7 Installer and it told me that I could not because I had my system files and what not on there. then I tried to use diskpart but it told me the same thing when I ran the clean up it said I had my page files and system files and other things on there.

is it possible that my computer is confusing the new system files with the old? they both have installed the identical copy of Windows.

I have backed up my old drive so recovering the files off of it is not an issue at this point I would just like to do a big dirty format

sorry for the formatting and punctuation errors I am using my phone

A:Can't format secondary drive (old system drive)

You can use Partition Wizard free to wipe that old disk. If it doesn't do it inside windows, create the bootable media and boot into PW, format there.

Windows most probably just sees that system files etc/could be marked as active also and stops format.

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