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Disable Startup Repairs on Windows 7 computers with BitLocker Enabled

Q: Disable Startup Repairs on Windows 7 computers with BitLocker Enabled

We want to Disable Startup Repairs on all Windows 7 computers with BitLocker Enabled. Because we have thousands of computers out there, we would like to avoid BitLocker from asking for Recovery Password upon restart & detecting there are changes made on the BIOS.
Disable Startup Repair will be pushed via a gpo startup script.

We tried manage-bde -off C: -- however, it does not fit the purpose as it took times to decrypt C: and when we turned BitLocker back on manage-bde -On C:, BitLocker is asking for Recovery Password key.

Is there a way to achieve for BitLocker machine not asking for Recovery Password when detect a change on BIOS? and can that be achieve via GPO/SCCM?

Thank you

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Preferred Solution: Disable Startup Repairs on Windows 7 computers with BitLocker Enabled

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.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)


Noticed that after BitLocker enabled computers
received the gpo to Disable Repair Startup. The compiter is asking for
BitLocker Recovery Password everytime the computer restart.
Is this normal behaviour?
Is there a workaround?


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We are looking at disabling the Startup Repair on all Windows 7 computers across the organization.
Some of these computers, has BitLocker installed on them.
Few Questions:
1. Will disabling Startup Repair bring any impact to computers with BitLocker installed?

2. Does Startup Repair cause computer to disjoin the domain?
3. Is there a way to disable Startup Repair using SCCM? or is it better to do it via GPO?
Thank you

Best Regards,

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Hi, I'm looking to push out a Group policy that will allow our laptops to have BitLocker enabled - but not require a startup pin while at the sametime use Secure boot. I can currently do this, but only under Legacy. If i enable Secure boot, I get an error
when booting up " Selected boot image did not authenticate" 

Is there anyway to use bitlocker without a PIN and still have secure boot enabled?

Thanks in advance!

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My computer had some trouble with freezing after the login menu so I tried to fix it. After some trial and error I put the computer into safe mode and used task manager to access the software that start up when i go to desktop. I disabled all of them then was told to reboot after I rebooted I checked task manager and they re enabled themselves. I couldn't see a button to save my changes so I'm slightly confused.. Any help?

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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?
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?

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

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.
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I have a Lenovo thinkpad helix 2 I have factory reset my computer put windows 10 on a usb and when I try to pick the drive it says I need to disable the bitlocker can you help thanks.

A:Windows 10 bitlocker stays enabled

This is the screen

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Am super frustrated and would appreciate any help.   ThinkPad X1 6th Gen has been dead more than a week;  OS crashed, but several reboot and repair efforts failed.  Tried system restore.  That required a bitlocker key (which I found online) but then the machine would not accept my account password.  So unable to restore.    Multiple calls with Thinkpad warranty support (hardware and software) could provide no help or guidance.  (Except to send restoration media.)  Mind-boggling lack of support... and no way to escalate issue to someone who actually understood it.  Deeply disappointing experience w/ Lenovo. . So now the question is how -- after I reset my system -- do I avoid this nonsense in the future?   I shouldn't have to rebuild my laptop from scratch anytime there is an OS problem.  BTW, I did not order bitlocker, set up bitlocker or create any password for it.  Do not need it or want it.    Can anyone help with advice on how to set up my machine without it? Thanks.  

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Is there a way to Disable Startup Repair to all BitLocker Enabled Windows 7 computers without having BitLocker asking for Recovery Password upon restart and detect there is change on the BIOS?

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I bought Acer aspire one D270. My computer worked fine for 1,5 week. But I got blue screen at last night.I tried startup repairs and system restore.

Startup Repair diagnosis and repair log
Last successful boot time: ‎1/‎26/‎2013 8:40:50 AM (GMT)
Number of repair attempts: 7

Session details
System Disk = \Device\Harddisk0
Windows directory = D:\Windows
AutoChk Run = 0
Number of root causes = 1

Test Performed:
Name: Check for updates
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 0 ms

Test Performed:
Name: System disk test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 15 ms

Test Performed:
Name: Disk failure diagnosis
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 328 ms

Test Performed:
Name: Disk metadata test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 47 ms

Test Performed:
Name: Target OS test
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 280 ms

Test Performed:
Name: Volume content check
Result: Completed successfully. Error code = 0x0
Time taken = 188 ms

Test Performed:
Name: Boot manager diagnosis
Result: Completed suc... Read more

A:Windows 7 Won't Start Up, startup repairs and system restore can't fix

If you are going to post that much data then put it in a Code Box using the # on reply box toolbar.

Work through these steps which try everything possible for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot.

The steps lead up to if necessary rescuiing your files to run Acer eRecovery or get the superior Clean Reinstall following the steps to get and keep a perfect install.

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Title in the subject line pretty much says it.I've got a Dell Precision 5510 and a TB16 dock.It is currently running Windows 10 1703 but this issue existed under Windows 10 1607 as well.
Sequence of events/how to replicate:

Connect the Precision 5510 to the TB16 dock (presence of any other combination of peripherals seems to be irrelevant)
Boot into Windows 10 and enable BitLocker using TPM and a PIN
Shutdown and power on or /restart, whilst still connected to the TB16, enter your PIN and boot successfully
Shutdown and disconnect from the TB16 dock then try to boot - BitLocker prompts for the great big recovery key (what a pain)
Entering the recovery key and proceeding to boot is fine, as is shutting down and trying to boot again with the TB16 attached but if you're away from the office (and the TB16) and don't have the recovery key, then you're in a bit of a pickle!
If you've...

Booted with the TB16 attached
Shutdown and disconnected from the TB16
Booted to encounter BitLocker recovery (but luckily had the recovery key with you and entered it)
Continued to use the Precision 5510 away from the TB16 and restarted...then you have no need to encounter BitLocker recovery and re-enter the recovery key again

One you go back to connecting to the TB16 though... you guessed it, you need to re-enter the recovery key again.
I see two ways to look at this:

What's going on at a hardware level that is resulting in this behaviour? Is there something at a dock c... Read more

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Hello, This is my first custom built computer. I've had the same similar problem for the past year. I have continuous problems starting up and BSOD. My computer will not start up properly at times. It also seems like this problem happens if my computer is off, not in sleep mode, for longer than 24 hours. It involves several restarts. I've checked my hard drive and memory for bad sectors and not found anything. I've run both the memtest and the windows memory test several times and found no problems.

There was one post I found on a seperate site that talked about ASRock m/b having problem with Ram voltage so I've manually changed the BIOS to be the voltage required for the Ram. Seemed like it fixed it temporarily but quickly started getting more BSOD.

Recently updated AMD drivers and was completely unable to get into Windows. When I restored the system to before the AMD updates I was able to get into Windows.

Some of the BSOD:Bad_Pool_Header

Below are my system specs:Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 840 3.2GHz Socket AM3 95W Quad-Core
Motherboard: ASRock 890GX PRO3 AM3+ AMD 890GX
RAM: 4 GB - Patriot G Series ?Sector 5? Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Hard Drive: 2 TB - HITACHI Deskstar 7K2000
Graphics Card: Visiontek 900299 Radeon HD 4670 Graphic Card - 750 MHz Core - 1 GB DDR3 SDRAM - PCI Express 2.0 x16 - 1600 MHz Memory Clock - 2560 x 1600 - CrossFireX
DVD Drive: ASUS 24X DVD Burner
Windows 7 . . .
- x86 (x64)
- Pro... Read more

A:BSOD on startup, several startups and repairs required to boot Windows

Software Concerns:Recommend removing your ASRock utilities through Start Menu -> Control Panel -> Uninstall a program. They can provide software interfaces with the hardware for overclocking, and even when the overclock is not enabled, that interface can cause instability. They are also not needed for the system to function properly and may reduce system resources.

Remove any fast USB charging utilities. Such utilities put the usb ports in an unnatural power state that can cause instability and crashes.
Analysis:Crashes primarily point to memory issues.If you are overclocking any hardware, please stop.

Run the boot version of Memtest86+ paying close attention to Parts 2 and 3 of the tutorial. Also, in case Memtest86+ misses anything and comes up with no errors, run the extended version of the Windows Memory Diagnostics Tool for at least five passes. These you may want to run overnight since they take a long time to complete (run them an hour before bed each of the next two nights and check before going to sleep that they are still running).

Before you proceed with the following, answer these two questions: Are you still under warranty? Does your warranty allow you to open up the machine to check hardware? If you are unsure of the answers to these questions, contact your system manufacturer. WARNING: The steps that follow can void your warranty!!!

For Part 3: If You Have Errors: If you swap any memory components, follow these steps for E... Read more

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Hello guys! Please tell me how can i disable BitLocker in Windows 8.1 RT? I have't DISABLE BITLOCKER button in "Bitlocker
drive encryption".
I don't care about BitLocker Encryption, but sometime when i start my Lenovo Yoga 11, windows ask me about the BITLOCKER KEY... I HATE IT!!! I don't need it. So how can i DISABLE this?
Why i can't make my choice??? It's my device, but i can't manage it.. 

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Trying to start Bitlocker and to encrypt a partition, windows gives me the advices to restart an then comes up with the attached error. Who knows how to fix it?

A:Bitlocker could not be enabled

Quote: Originally Posted by Henning

Trying to start Bitlocker and to encrypt a partition, windows gives me the advices to restart an then comes up with the attached error. Who knows how to fix it?

Henning hi and welcome

It tells you in the error to use the Bitlocker recovery to verify the drive. Was the drive changed by you? di you have a AV current and running?


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Hi there,

I'm evaluating the 90 day RTM of Windows 8 Enterprise and want to to enable full disk encryption (partitions are stock, c:\ only, didn't create any manually). Unfortunately, Windows won't let me. I own a Dell D630 with built-in v1.2 TPM chip. When starting
the system check (just before the start of the encrypting process) I get the following error message:

Bitlocker could not be enabled 

The Bitlocker encryption key cannot be obtained. Verify that the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) is enabled and ownership has been taken. If this computer does not have a TPM, verify that the USB drive is inserted and available.

C: was not encrypted.

I had a look in tpm.msc and the status displays "The TPM is ready for use". While looking for a solution in the web, I came across several screenshots of tpm.msc where the status was displaying "The TPM is ready
for use and ownership over TPM has been taken". Well this relates pretty well to the error message in the first place. 

Technet (technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc754215.aspx) even has detailled instructions online on taking ownership of your TPM module. Apparently, I need to initialise TPM as per the instructions. The problem is, I don't even
have an initialise option available in the right-hand side action menu of tpm.msc.

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A:Bitlocker could not be enabled (with/without TPM)

This didnt work either, unfortunately... 
However, after deactivating the TPM altogether in BIOS, so that tpm.msc is not even "aware" of an installed TPM chip, I was able to initiate the encrypting process.

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Is it possible to determine if Bitlocker is enabled without logging onto a users account in Windows 10?

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I am having trouble getting BitLocker enabled. 

The OS is Windows 7 Enterprise and the computer is a Lenovo L512 ThinkPad. I've updated the BIOS to the latest version.  TPM is on.  There are two partitions - System Reserved - 102 MB - NTFS and C - 232.78 GB that show up in Disk Management.
There are two files on the USB, a .tpm and a BitLocker Recovery Key.
When I click on Run BitLocker system check I'm told to insert the USB memory device containing the recovery key.  I do that and see the message that the computer must be restarted. 
After restarting I receive this message:
BitLocker could not be enabled.  The BitLocker startup key or recovery password cannot be found on the USB device.  Verify that you have the correct USB device, that the USB device is plugged into the computer on an active USB port, restart the
computer, and then try again.  If the problem persists, contact the computer manufacturer for BIOS upgrade instructions.  C: was not encrypted.
I've tried the USB drive in every port on the computer with no luck.
Perhaps there's something minor that I'm missing.  I'd appreciate any assistance.

A:BitLocker could not be enabled.

I figured out my mistake. 
I had set the BIOS boot order to only HD, as I usually do.  I did not realize that USB drive (now the second option in the boot order) needed to be enabled for the encryption process to continue. 
I've tried the encryption process on two computers, and it worked fine after this.
Thanks for the suggestions.

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I am trying to enable BitLocker on a Windows 7 Ultimate x32 system with TPM. I follow the Wizard and when asked to encrypt the drive I select 'Run BitLocker system check' and 'Continue' (see attached sreenshot).
The USB is inserted and contains the recovery key (.txt and .tpm). During reboot I get:

Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption Information
The system boot information has changed since BitLocker was enabled.
You must supply a BitLocker recovery password to start this system.
Confirm that the boot changes to this system are authorized.
If the changes to the boot system are trusted, then disable and re-enable
BitLocker. This will reset BitLocker to use the new boot information.

Otherwise, restore the system boot information.


Windows then continues to start normally. After login I get an error message: BitLocker could not be enabled (see attached screenshot).
When I check TMP it shows as active, initialized and owned.

I've started out from scratch several times - same results. I can't figure out what the problem is.
This is driving me nuts.

Any help appreciated


A:Bitlocker: BitLocker could not be enabled

DELL: d420
Hard drive: System reserved 100MB NTFS, 27.84GB NTFS

Manufacturer name: BRCM
Manufacturer version: 2.10
Specification version: 1.2
Status: The TPM is on and ownership has been taken

I've since modified the group policy settings for Bitlocker to use a PIN.
I am still getting the same results.
I follow the wizard, select check the system, reboot, enter PIN, get the same "error" messages as shown in my previous post.

This makes no sense.

Any help?

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I have a Lenovo thinkpad helix 2 I have factory reset my computer put windows 10 on a usb and when I try to pick the drive it says I need to disable the bitlocker can you help thanks.

A:bitlocker stays enabled

This is the screen

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Hello,  (This has happened on a couple of these new machines) Windows 10 Enterprise.Secure boot disabled, EUFI (both) Legacy firstHarddrive set to first boot devicePXE boot imaged (SCCM)I enabled bitlocker and setup the computer, AD environment, connected it to a dynadock finished machine config. Deployed it to user and a noticed shortly afterwards that upon startup it is asking for recovery key. I suspend/reboot and enabled bitlocker. Reboot asks again for the key. I messed with BIOS settings galore. Finally decrypted cleared keys, took ownership and prepared the TPM. It said it was ready to work but in reduced funtionality?Attempted to encrypt, did the Bitlocker system check, reboot and got the Bitlocker could not be enabled, the encryption key could not be obtained from the trusted platform module. Any advice would be much appreciated.JB 

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I am setting up a new X1 Yoga 2nd Gen system and updating to Windows 10 Creator in the process. Somewhere along the line Bitlocker was enabled in the OS. I certainly did not turn it on and I doubt that the Windows Update did either. This system was a preconfigured variant 20JDS0HV00 purchased directly from Lenovo. The BIOS level was updated to 1.20 as well. Is this the norm now? I only realized that the option was turned on when I needed to restore the OS to a previous day and Acronnis complained. I was able to configure it off and decrypted the disk drive. I wonder if the preconfigured system was spec'd to have bitlocker turned on.

A:X1 Yoga 2nd Gen - Bitlocker enabled in preload?

This takes a long time to say "sometimes":
It seems to be microsoft.
I saw it in a yoga 920 I was playing with.  I got it without a working OS and I installed a clean copy of PRO and ended up with bitlocker on.

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On my dell D630 Laptop i have installed Windows 7 Ultimate. This laptop has got compatible TPM chip. I have enabled everything in bios as well as in OS to get Bitlcoker working.

OS is installed on c: drive. I have other drives as well d: and e:. For C: drive i get enable / disable bitlocker. This drive is shown in control panel - Bitlocker.

But i can't see other drives in control panel for enabling bit locker. When i right click D: or E: i don't get context menu option of " Turn ON BitLocker"

What can be the possible reason.

Thanks in advance


A:Bitlocker not getting enabled on Non System drives

Hi Amarjeet and welcome,

Have a look at the default account policy's here, I have a feeling that there's a lock out policy for drives not formatted in Win 7 (or something like that):

Type gpedit.msc to open the group policy manager. Navigate the tree to Local Computer Policy\Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\BitLocker Drive Encryption\.

Look at both FIXED and Removable drives as I'm not sure how windows differentiates the sata drives.

With the other drives, it's always best to freshly reformat them in windows 7 as NTFS before applying bitlocker encryption. So check this as well.

Let me know if you are successful. Meanwhile I'll try to find a technet article that I read a few months ago with a lot of bitlocker help and post it up for you to read.


EDIT: Here's the link to the technet step-by-step guide.

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Argh, so my niece has a Yoga 920 RUNNING wiNDOWS 10 PROShe apparantly put the laptop in her bag while it was still running, it overheated and died.I pulled the drive and have it mounted in a desktop and I can see the drive but it is locked.She swears she never enabled bitlocker and does not even know what it is. She never saved a recovery key to a flash drive, or printed it.  I logged into her Microsoft Account and there is no bitlocker recovery key stored there.Her semester is coming to an end and this drive has ALL HER FINAL CLASSWORK on it. It was not backed upIf it was enabled by default, is there a generic bitlocker recovery key? Or something? Or anything?

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New to this forum, and this is my first thread. Please provide me with some help if possible.

So my problem is the following: Kept getting BSODs from some driver inflicting with ntkernel according to whocrashed and bluescreenview. Anyways, disabled my network card as I thought that was faulty, updated all my drivers and checked my ram with memtest just to be sure. Was still getting the BSODs.

Decided to use driver verifier to see which driver that caused this. Bad idea. Turns out that one of the drivers indeed was faulty, but now I'm getting blue screen before I can even log in to windows. Tried to boot into safe mood a thousand times by repeatedly pressing F8 and shift+F8 to no avail. Thought that I then could turn of driver verifier from the command prompt, but No! (Since if I could turn this of the BSOD before system start would then stop since the purpose of windows driver verifier is to force the faulty drivers to create BSOD).

Then downloaded EaseUS Recovery Essentials to see if that could help. Turns out that my ENCRYPTED (bitlocker) which my operating system is on, can't be found because I'm assuming that the change in boot order previously when running memtest disabled it.

Now had to find my win8 installation CD to force it into safe mode alternatively to re-install it, but to no avail. It says that the hard-drive is still locked even though I've got the key in a USB stick attached to the computer and even though I manually put in the recovery key. Was now to... Read more

A:Re-installing win8 with bitlocker encryption enabled on old OS.

Just realized I posted in the win 7 forum instead of the win8 forum. My apologies.

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With the new major release of Windows 10 AU (Redstone) or even the upcoming Redstone 2 update planned somewhere around beginning of 2017, will I have to temporarily disable BitLocker in the process of updating to Redstone?

Since this is a major update to Windows 10, can it have issues with machines that have BitLocker enabled ?

In any case, I do have backups in place.


A:Updating Win10 to Redstone with BitLocker Enabled?

I have successfully upgraded a major version with bitlocker on. However, that was only because I forgot about it and did not disable it. I would never consciously upgrade like that as the risk is too great in my opinion.

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Bitlocker enabled USB memory worked 10 minutes ago, now I can't access it.
Shows up as a removable disk and when I open it prompts "You need to format the disk in drive F: Before you can use it"

C:\Windows\system32>manage-bde -status f:
BitLocker Drive Encryption: Configuration Tool version 6.2.9200
Copyright (C) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Volume F: []
[Data Volume]
    Size:                 Unknown GB
    BitLocker Version:    None
    Conversion Status:    Fully Decrypted
    Percentage Encrypted: 0,0%
    Encryption Method:    None
    Protection Status:    Protection Off
    Lock Status:          Unlocked
    Identification Field: None
    Automatic Unlock:     Disabled
    Key Protectors:       None Found

A:Bitlocker enabled USB drive not recognized anymore


According to your description, I suggest you use manage-bde command with administrator?s privileges to decrypts the drive.



If the issue persists, it seems that your USB device damaged.

Meanwhile, If the your data is very important for you, to recover your data from USB device, 
I would like to suggest you contact the professional data recovery company for help.

TechNet Community Support

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I received a 2 gb olympus sound recorder which I was asked to restore to normal fuctionality, and restore some mp3s that were presumably recorded on it.

The file system appears to be intact, so I can read from it, but there are two noticeable changes to the device.
First, it seems to have been infected with a version of the RECYCLER virus, which turned all the folders into links which point to the virus itself.
One of those folders are thought to contain the mp3 file in question.
Second, the device seems to have been bitlocker enabled, but it does not need any encryption key.

Now, I don't know, in what order did these events happened; I only need a confirmation, that no data can be recovered once deleted, either before or after bitlocker is enabled.

A:Can deleted files be recovered on a bitlocker enabled device?

there's a chance you can recover the mp3s
you need to rely on professional file recovery tool to get them back. A popular one is Asoftech Recovery. This tool can deep scan your computer and recover your lost files back without requiring extra skills. Here is the steps might be helpful to you:
1. Download this program on your compute. here is the link: Photo Recovery: Restore your lost photo
2. Install and start the program, select the drive where your lost files located, click Start. Now the scanning process will start to search the deleted files. After a while you will then get a list of recoverable files.
3. Press Recover to perform full recovery.
hope this helps..cause the files are infected too.

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Getting h/w encryption on my laptop has been a bit of a nightmare, but I thought I had it working.... Here is what I did:

Installed M.2 Samsung 850 evo driveInstalled samsung magician, and set Encryption to Ready to Enable.Removed existing HDDRan samsung secure erase from DVD.Installed Win10Installed Samsung Magician (It said Encryption enabled, finally!)Turned on Bitlocker. It did not prompt me for how much of the drive to encrypt, which (I was told) means that it is using hardware encryption of the drive.Added the HDD back.Updated all my drivers to latest versions for my laptop (Asus GL552VW), including Intel RST drivers (14.x)

After doing all that I just noticed that BitLocker is turned off on my C: drive (the m.2 drive)! I looked in Magician and it still says Encryption is enabled. So I went into Bitlocker to turn it on again for the drive. But now it is prompting me to encrypt used space, or whole disk, which means it isn't using h/w encryption.

What am I doing wrong here? Do I need to enable Secure Boot in BIOS? I have read that the Intel RST drivers can cause problems, but I thought that was only with older versions? Is IRST still an problem?

Edit: When I look in the Disk Management took, I see the C: partition of Disk 1 says: NTFS(Bitlocker Encrypted)., But in Bitlocker Drive Encryption tool it says it is off. Manage-BDE -status c: says that there is no encryption. Really confused now.

A:Bitlocker turned itself off, Samsung Magician Says Encryption enabled

There are a list of requirements for hardware based encryption here - doesn't look like secure boot is required: How to Enable BitLocker Hardware Encryption with SSDs Helge Klein

For data drives:
The drive must be in an uninitialized state.
The drive must be in a security inactive state.

If the drive is used as a startup drive the following apply additionally:
The computer must always boot natively from UEFI.
The computer must have the Compatibility Support Module (CSM) disabled in UEFI.
The computer must be UEFI 2.3.1 based and have the EFI_STORAGE_SECURITY_COMMAND_PROTOCOL defined.

I only use bitlocker with software based encryption though so can't add to what they say I'm afraid but some of the comments look interesting.

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

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

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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 :
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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Hello Support,
I have a disk divided into 2 partitions and enabled Bitlocker. I have Bitlocker recovery key on the first partition (installed Windows 7) but do not have key on the second partition. When I turn on computer, it always ask me input Bitlocker recovery key
for these 2 partitions. I cannot startup computer to Windows. Could you please help?

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how to fix startup repairs on windows 7.....

A:startup repairs

What exactly are you trying to do? Or what is not working?

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In Computer > Properties > System Properties > Advanced > Startup and Recovery,
the option "time to display recovery options when needed".
Can we use this option to disable Windows Startup repair so that Windows 7 will startup Windows normally at all time?
This option is currently no selected, however the Windows is starting up with the Startup Repair screen when it went into bluescreen etc.

If we select this option and change to 0 seconds (without
running bcdecit /set {default| recoveryenabled to No), will Windows start up normally without going to Repair option?

Noticed that even on machine that has recoveryenabled set to No. bcdebit /set {default} recoveryenabled No --- the "time to display recovery options when needed still remains uncheck.
are these two: recoveryenable No vs time to dipsplay recovery options option related/same?


Best Regards,

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Good day,

This is my first, and hopefully last, thread on these forums as I've been experiencing a repeating problem over the last few days. After turning on my PC (Custom-built: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit; AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1100T Processor (6 CPUs) ~3.3 GHz; 8192MB RAM), Windows will proceed as normal up until the "Welcome"-screen. After this screen, instead of my desktop, I'm left with nothing but a working cursor on a black screen. Keyboard, Ctrl+Alt+Delete/Ctrl+Shift+ESC and clicking with the mouse are all useless at this point.

So far I've been able to restore functionality by doing a hard reboot into Safe Mode and using the system restore tool to a previous restore point each time. I've tried using the "low resolution" and "last known working configuration" options in the boot menu on startup, but these gave me the same results as a normal boot. I've held off trying many other things recommended on the internet considering my limited knowledge and understanding of this subject, as it is almost never a good thing to simply experiment with these kinds of things.

I've downloaded the trial version of Malwarebytes and used it to scan my pc thoroughly. It came up with several infections by what seems to be a trojan. The so-called "Vendor" is called "Trojan.Agent", and these infections seem to occur in mostly randomly-named maps in the Temp files (e.g. temp\<random>\plugin.dll) and more specifically this... Read more

A:Black screen with cursor enabled on startup (Windows 7)

At the cost of moving this thread upwards, I'd like to add to my previous post that Malwarebytes found a Trojan.Agent file in the registry. The malicious software found by Malwarebytes is described below, and a screenshot of the scan results is attached to this post.

Vendor; Category; Item
Trojan.Agent; File; C:\ProgramData\Windows\msseedir.dll
Trojan.Agent; Registry Key; HKCR\CLSID\{312BFDCE-A901-4203-B4F2-ADCB957D1887}



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I'm not sure what's exactly the problem but sometimes Windows 8.1 hangs at the Windows logo at boot with Fast Startup enabled on a mSATA SSD with my Lenovo Y570 laptop.

My laptop does not support Secure Boot/GPT or UEFI, so I'm really unsure if that's the problem.

Once I disable Fast Startup the boot process never hangs ever but it makes my bootup time slightly slower.

If anyone is experiencing the same issue or knows knows the cockpit of the problem and can shed some light of a solution feel free to reply.

Thanks in advance,

A:Windows 8.1 with Fast Startup Enabled Hangs Occasionally

I have know the same problem. Before I had Windows 8 preinstalled, when I bought my laptop, then changing this option did same thing to my - no frequent hangs or freeze. Hopefully HP and Microsft will find a fix for this, otherwise all users will be officially unhappy.

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Hey During the startup phase of windows my computer freezes. I think one of my programs/applications is doing it and I would like to disable the startup programs so I my computer won't freeze. However I can't disable it through windows obviously since it freezes on startup. I have a Dell XPS 1330 and I can get into a command prompt screen. What can I do to disable my startup applications? (oh and my safe mode doesn't work)

A:How do you disable startup applications if windows freezes on startup?

Get to command prompt and type msconfig and follow clean boot directions
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
You may want to try from an administrator account.

Odds are its the AntiVirus, but thats just a hunch.

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I recently reinstalled windows, it was a clean install.
But ever since I installed it my computer has been randomly shutting off, and its not a shutdown its a sudden all power off...
But thats not all at ever cold boot, so not a restart, a boot the next day my computer needs startup repairs, it asks me to system restore and I did once but that that didn't fix it, so I went on to skip that and it tried to repair but it said it could not automatically repair my system. Funny thing is after it says it could not automatically repair, if i restart it and skip startup repair it works fine...

My Computer:
- Windows 7 Ultimate x86
- Originally Windows Vista but upgraded to Windows 7 and now reinstalled Windows 7.
- This system it 3 years old, but I bought it refurbished.

This is what I got from my Resource Performance Monitor:
Diagnostic Results



Symptom: Device drivers are not installed.
Cause: A driver has not been installed for this device preventing it from working properly.
Details: The device driver for USB Cable Modem has not been installed. This device will not be available until the correct device driver is installed.
Resolution: 1. Try installing the drivers using Windows Update.
2. Install the drivers that are on the installation media that came with the device.
3. Check with the manufacturer for an updated driver.
Related: Explanation of Error Codes Generated by Device Manager


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A:BSOD's and Startup Repairs

any ideas?

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I'm not quite sure what the problem is but here is what my laptop keeps doing:

-startup repair appears when I start my laptop
-it prompts me to use a system restore point which I do use
-it says restore was successful

Then I continue to use the laptop for whatever I need and when I shut it down it does the installs new updates. Then the next day it needs to do a startup repair again. And I need to re-do those updates like before.

This has happened several times now.
Any ideas as to what's wrong?

A:Laptop keeps doing Startup Repairs

Hi Seamii
Welcome to Seven Forums.
This could be a corrupted and or failing hard drive. Download this tool to determine if your hard drive is bad. There is a free trial and it will tell you the results.
Download Hard Disk Sentinel
If that checks out OK Run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker to repair any damaged or corrupt OS files.

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i had problem with windows update and inability to browse Microsoft sites..but after the help of Microsoft forums ..i downloaded some antimalware(MBAM) and multiviral software..after that i was able to solve all these problems except security center and slow start up.hijack log was advised by Microsoft forums and i am presenting to you..please help me....i am trying to enable my security center since 1 month ago. i had Norton that i recently removed because i thought my start up is very slow due to this anti virus only.log file...Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:07:19 PM, on 9/11/2008Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exec:\program files\common files\logitech\lvmvfm\LVPrcSrv.exeC:\Program Files\ANI\ANIWZCS2 Service\ANIWZCSdS.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\netdde.e... Read more

A:Security Centre Not Enabled, Windows Very Slow In Startup--hijack Log

Hi,i had problem with windows update and inability to browse Microsoft sites..This is obviously a very neglected computer that has no updates showing in your log and we need to understand why if we are to advise you at all.Do you know if it a legitimate or pirated version of Windows Xp? Did you buy the computer new or second hand?I'm not sure if Service pack 1 is still available but I understand it is required before installing Service pack 2 and 3.I'll check this out and let you know.Please include the Computer's speck when you post back.Also post the following:Open Hijackthis,Click Config | Misc Tools | Open Unistall Manager.A list of the entries in Add/remove programs will appear.Click on Save List...The list will be saved as 'Uninstall_list.txt'Copy & Paste the contents in your next reply. Joe.

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Suddenly the ASUS UL30V couldn't start up windows. Its stuck in a startup repair loop, but it can't fix the problems automatly.
I have been searching on google for solutions and tried
BootRec.exe /fixmbr

tried MD mybackup RegBack *.* .. and so on without luck.

So I decided to do an factory reset,but when pressing F9, there is no Windows Setup [EMS Enabled] option. Its only Windows 7 and Windows Memory Diagnostic at the end.
So I can't do a factory reset.
When I'm in the System Recovery Options -> System Image Recovery -> Select drive.. I can see there is an BOOT X: in computer. There is the windows install setup.exe.

I've tried to install it by cmd "x:/setup.exe" but when I'm press Install now and setup is starting, it asking for "Load Driver". What to do?

Many thanks in advice for helping!

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Running on windows home basic x 64( which came along with sony vaio e-sereis). antivirus- Norton. The problem actually started when i downloaded i tunes and icloud and synced with outlook, and downloaded a software to convert wmv to iphone videos.( no idea is it the exact reason). every time i start computer it goes to system repair , takes nearly 10 to 15 mins time and then starts with restoring system at somepoint. It restores after deleting only icloud not itunes. after restore i didn't download the video conversion software( thought it may b reason). still it didn't work. Is the icloud reason for it? it deletes all my antivirus updates, after every start up antivirus shows system in risk and downloads nearly 90mb updates every start up. plz help me

A:system repairs starts after every time at startup

You can try few things:
1) Just update your anti-virus program on the computer and check if it works fine.
2) If that works then install Icloud, before you do that ensure that system restore point is created.

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My laptop crashed and re-booted, on start up it went into startup recovery, But has been attepting rapairs for over 10 hours.

I have tried to get to system restore using win 7 disc but it just goes back to startup repair and sticks. so I never get to advanced options.

Anyone any ideas other that clean install?

A:Startup recovery stuck on attempting repairs

Check the hard drive with the manufacturer's diagnostic tools.
Hard Drive Diagnostics Tools and Utilities (Storage) - TACKtech Corp.
Hard Drive Diagnostic Procedure

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Having been sent new memory by OEM to fix BSOD that was def. mem. based per memtest86 got unbreakable loop of Startup Repair fails. Tried the advice on repair install tutorial but get to step 11. Then the compatability report says that I have used the installation disc and to take it out and restart - which I can't because the system cannot boot!!! Tried restore from image but system won't see the ext. HDD it is on and last 5 restore points all fail to complete.

Hope I'm not at the send it back to the OEM stage

A:Cannot complete Repair Install after loop of startup repairs

Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery
big thumbs up to Dzomlija for this one - perfect fix

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bitlocker was enabled in bios menu. now I'm stuck on the wimdows bitlocker drive encryption recovery key entry page and I do not have a recovery key. how do I disable bitlocker when I can't get past this screen?

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BitLocker came enabled by default on my out-of-the-box windows configuration of a Thinkpad X1 Carbon 5th Generation that I got a few months ago (disk drive is a Samsung SSD 1TB PCIe-NVMe MZ-VLW1T0 HMLH-000L7). As a result, I cannot re-partion the drive, access it outside of Windows, nothing! Cannot make images. I et I will be unable to restore an image. This is very unsatisfying. Windows tells me that Bitlocker is actually not activated, ha! Tus no de-actiavtion possible (not that I would have any key). How to fix this situation? Nice and safe is fine, but as it is, this hard disk is even safe from his very owner! Any advice would be appreciated. Cheers,Christian

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The new 6th Gen X1 comes with a Bitlocker pre-encrypted C: partition. In order to create an image for safe-keeping as well as cloning I need to disable Bitlocker completely. The partition must be accessible from an external device. What I have found so far is that the only way to turn off Bitlocker is to supply it with the correct password / pass file.Now since the partition was factory-encrypted by Lenovo I am not in the posession of that key.My question is: Where must I apply or what do I have to do to get this key?

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