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Encrypt files in W7HP

Q: Encrypt files in W7HP

Is there a way for me to encrypt files in Windows 7 Home premium? When I go to Properties > General tab > Advanced, the option to encrypt it is greyed out.

If possible, without 3rd party software please. If not, a link to some good free software.

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Preferred Solution: Encrypt files in W7HP

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A: Encrypt files in W7HP

I recommend truecrypt it's free software. You can encrypt os drive, data drives or folders.
TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux

if you want to encrypt without 3rd party you need to get higher version of windows 7 because i think home premium doesn't have that functionality

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Last week I have been messing around with Windows Firewall Control, and have enabled Medium Filtering.
This denies all apps from accessing the internet, unless I allow them manually, one by one.
Is this boring process going to increase my ransomware protection (refer to title)?

PS. Please don't hijack this thread with recommendations of anti-ransomware protection like CF, I already know them. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Do all ransomware files require an active Internet connection in order to encrypt your files?

I am under the assumption that Ransomware encrypts files upon execution.

Wait for an expert to reply.
 

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I have been trying to encrypt a folder using PGP 9.0.6 and Cryptainer Secure It 3.1.7.

http://www.cypherix.com/

http://www.symantec.com/business/theme.jsp?themeid=pgp

What's weird is that the folder and the files within it will not encrypt and I don't know why? Further more the folder will actually be missing files. Can anybody explain to me? No, I am not setting the applications to erase files after completion.

PGP Conventional Encryption has worked finally. I tried all the obvious stuff first like closing all non-essential volumes (virtual disk that are created and encrypted by PGP), transferring the files to another drive, etc.

On a slightly separate issue. I did have some data corruption involving an older and separate group of files. However I deemed that to a hardware failure or a OS/Software failure. Figured it might provide valid insight.

Update: Now my PGP conventional encryption, non .exe file generation worked. I don't understand why it wouldn't work? Going to rename the source folder and try again. MY encrypted .exe file generation with PGP should work.

I tried again. PGP conventional encryption and PGP Zip both encrypted fine. I tried creating a PGP .exe file and again it failed and files are missing; why?

I've done a full virus scan and spyware scan. No known threats detected that would cause this. I've done two system wipes in the past months. I've also removed, reinstalled, and or repaired the installation of both a... Read more

A:Unable To Encrypt Files & A Number Of Files Are Missing After Attempt.

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A few days ago, I noticed a popup saying computer wanted to reboot and would if I didn't postpone it. I wasn't doing anything, so I went ahead and did it. The windows updates (running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit) applied and I got back to the desktop. Adobe put up a box saying there was an update for it too, so I clicked on it. Before I could start it though, I got a windows box that said "Encrypting File System" and told me to backup my file encryption certificate and key. After some searching on google with a different computer, I found that this sometimes come up even if you have never encrypted anything as I have not. So I went ahead and let it save the key to a flash drive. I did the cipher /u command to find if any files were encrypted. It found thousands of files in 7 directories. Mostly pictures (.jpg) on the second hard drive and they weren't viewable.

Error: "Windows Photo Viewer can't open this picture because you don't have the correct permissions to access the file location."

Filenames were green in explorer. So I tried using the backup of the encryption certificate and key. It seemed to restore just fine, but all the files were still encrypted. I tried the decript command "cipher /d" but that wanted to either be in the directory or specify the directory/filename and the list from the /u just flew by and would only scroll back so far.

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A:decrypt files files that I didn't encrypt

Well, from what I've been able to find and try, looks like those last two directories are simply not recoverable. Since I didn't encrypt them in the first place, I don't seem to have a key for it.

So, for the future...
What made it encrypt those directories so I can not do it again?
What should I do now to prevent problems like this again? Just backup my encryption key and try and remember where I backed it up to? The current one should be good for a while. One of the many things I tried was extending the expiration date to 2113.

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Hi All
i encrypt some files (Properties ->General ->advanced ) but from that time any file i created it , it become encrypt defalutly , how fix it?

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If your computer ever becomes permanently unbootable and if you didn't back up your key with those files then Windows encrypted files will be lost. Beware of that. Accordingly people recommend True Crypt instead.

A:Don't want others see your files. Encrypt them with XP

Blade Jones makes a good point regarding NTFS encryption. It is a very valuable feature but you must understand the implications of using it. On this forum and others I have seen many cases where a user has reinstalled the OS or upgraded to a later version, only to find that important encrypted files are no longer accessible. This is a serious matter. NTFS encryption scrambles the contents of a file using a key that is a part of the user account. If that key is lost, and it will be when the OS is reinstalled., it is almost impossible to decrypt such files. Creating a new account with the same name and password will not create the same key.

It is possible to backup the encryption key before an OS reinstall but few people do so, or are even aware of the need.

With any encryption method involving a password be very sure you do not forget it! Forum rules do not permit help with lost passwords.

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Hi i encrypt my word excel or powerpoint files. afte that my system got crash . so i install the win XP again . but now when i am trying to open any file ( word excel or powerpoint files) its giving me the error. user does not have access privileges. i try to remome the encryption from the files but its also giving me the error.
these files are very important. kindly help me.

Sunil

A:Encrypt files

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Originally Posted by skaundal


Hi i encrypt my word excel or powerpoint files. afte that my system got crash . so i install the win XP again . but now when i am trying to open any file ( word excel or powerpoint files) its giving me the error. user does not have access privileges. i try to remome the encryption from the files but its also giving me the error.
these files are very important. kindly help me.

Sunil




I believe it is becasue when you originally encrypted the file, it used the original user account information to create the hash, etc for the encryption. When yoou reinstalled, did you recreate the user accounts with the same names as originally created?

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a while back i encrypted a file useing winzip, and now i want to open it but i dont know what that password i set for it was. is there any program that will unencrypt it or a way to find the password? thanks
 

A:How to un encrypt .zip files?

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Hello,

I'm looking for advice on how best to encrypt a few files.
Nothing huge just a meg or two of Word & XL files.
At the moment I just burn on disc & do not keep on the computer & hide the discs.
Looking for some "better than what is available on XP Pro" program that is less than $50.

Any ideas?

fmg

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i use encrypt files v1.5 to encrypted some word, excel and pictures. but today when i input the right password, it said: "check message log for errors"
and now i cannot see those files,what's the problem?

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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.
 
 
There are more recovery options available to you when ... Read more

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I am attempting to encrypt files on a Windows 7 OS using EFS.
Receiving an error that states "The File Recovery certificate being outdated or expired is the most frequent cause of this invalid recovery certificate message".

I have located this to an expired certificate under RSoP, belonging to an account called sysadmin. The problem is that this laptop was a computer that I was given when I left my previous job. I'm presuming that account belong to the tech support team. It no longer exists under user accounts.
I've logged on with the Administrator account and recreated a certificate and generated the DRA, but still receive the same error. The certificate for sysadmin under RSoP still remains.
 

A:Unable to encrypt files using EFS

You're up a creek without a paddle man. EFS is non-trivial and you need the original Recovery Agent to access it.

Consider this scenario:

disk is EFS
user X has a password
user X account is deleted, but the data is kept
we discover, oops, we need something
recreate user X and even reuse the same original password
ACCESS DENIED results.
The encryption key is created such that it is unique to

the HD
the partition
the user
his/her password
time of day the password is created
The ONLY choice is to have created the Recovery Agent while the account was still active.
 

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Hello!
I installed clean windows XP on my "C" disk and i moved some files to "D" disk before installation. And now i can't access them, because i didn't save profile.
I tryd Advanced EFS Data Recovery (full version), but i can't decrypt files because they can't find profile.
 

A:Encrypt files after install

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I see tell-tale signs of Cryptowall on my Act! server - HELP_DECRYPT.* files dropped in a bunch of folders.  However, database is fully functional.  Does anyone have an idea of what type of files get encrypted? Had this happen before on a file server and just about everything was unusuable - doc, xls, pdf, etc.  

A:Cryptowall 3.0 - what type of files does it encrypt?

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Is there a secure and low-cost way to encrypt Quicken, Excel and PowerPoint files and email them to yourself, so you'll always have backups of your personal data?
I've seen free utilities advertised, but don't know whether it is safe to use them.
Is any of these utilities suitable for dial-up... My area does not have DSL, and won't have cable for a few months yet!

Thanks

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is it possible to change the extension of the file...let's just say a file is called wallpaper.jpg

can i change the extension to let say instead of jpg and change it to pgj...or somthing else...so the file now is wallpaper.pgj...

would this stop the file from opening..

i know u guys must be wondering why ...it's because i have some adult wallpapers from sites like desktop girls and others... which are in jpg format ...i don't want to delete them...
 

A:how can i encrypt or hide jpeg files

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Hello,

Please help!
I have a 64-bit Windows 7 Professional O/S.
I've used external HDDs for months now, but today when I plug any external/portable HDD/SDD in it prompts me "Before you can save files on this drive, you need to encrypt it using BitLocker"...!!!
See attached screen shot.

I can open the drive, but I cannot do a thing with it. This is causing me all kinds of grief.

I didn't even know I had BitLocker on my laptop, as it is Windows 7 Pro. I don't want it.

There is no BitLocker option when I write-click my drive. There is no BitLocker To Go installed etc...

Can someone help me to write to my drives and remove BitLocker if needed??

Kind Regards,
LB

A:Before you can save files, you need to encrypt with BitLocker

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
BitLocker Drive Encryption - Windows 7 Drive - Turn On or Off with no TPM

BitLocker Drive Encryption - BitLocker To Go - Turn On or Off

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Hey Oh My,
 
I got a mess and I cain't get up. Okey dokey. I is gonna start the puzzle. I was watchin a movie (okay streamin) and some pop up pages, popped up and as usual I closed them. Well one was stubborn and kept askin me, Iffen I wanted to leave the page, I wanted to, but it decided I shouldn't, so I pulled out the ole ctrl alt delete bat, and hit em onna haid. Upon restart I was reintroduced to said previous page requesting the $300 bucks. So now I looked at it and lo and behold the FBI, Cyber somethin or tother had been watchin my travels and decided I should go purchase a 300 dollar card and submit it to a certain site.
Okay I got nervous and google became my friend, till I remembered, I had much better friends, that prolly knew something about this stuff. Hustlin over to Bleepin Cornpruter, I frantically started readin posts and decided I was way over my head and had no Idea which way to turn. Got out the discs and burner, and comenced draggin n droppin.  Since I was afraid it might get to my external hard drive I burned most important files and looked to see if some of them were already encrypted. Okay now I gotta tell ya I don't know what an encrypted file looks like, so a fine tizzy I find myself in.
 
Now I am waitin for the whole thing to implode and wonder if there is something to be done, before Armaggedon arrives. Yeah, I  supposedly have been backin up but my external is too small and wont hold but one back up atta time, I have been dere... Read more

A:They want $300 to un encrypt my files, not so quick big fella I know somebody.

So now I looked at it and lo and behold the FBI, Cyber somethin or tother had been watchin my travels and decided I should go purchase a 300 dollar card and submit it to a certain site

Hello -
1 This is just a Scam infection, and the FBI never saw anything
2 Do not panic.
3 There are Self Help guides, or ...............
4 Guided help in the Malware Removal forums
 
Please advise us of the option you wish to use, and post a link back to your new topic.
 
U.S.A. Cyber Security Ransomware is part of the Troj/Urausy Ransomware family <= Link - This is a typical example of the infection.Read Entire Removal Guide <= Link - At the bottom of the article
You have the choice of attempting the above guide, or just posting directly to Malware Removal area.
Please note there will be a wait of about 3 days for the Experts to reply.
 
As you are badly infected, you can follow the instructions in the Preparation Guide starting at Step #6.
 
NOTE :If you are unable to complete any step, please post the topic and leave a full description of your problems
 
When you have done that, start a new topic and post the required logs to  Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs forum, NOT here, for assistance by the Malware Response Team Experts.
 
 Please Use Copy and Paste for all your responses, and Do Not Attach any unless your helper specifically requests this.
 
 If Help Bot responds to your t... Read more

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Hello,

1) What are encrypted files and how do we know which files are encrypted and which are not.
2) i know its against the TSF rules to discuss anything related to password recovery or anything like that but just curious to know when anybody forget the password and if they are able to remove or change the password , would it affect encrypted files in anyway ??

3) Is their any way we can make any file encrypted or if we need to how we can remove encryption of any file.

Thanks

A:what are encrypted files ?? do we have any way to encrypt or decrypt and file ??

An encrypted file or folder is a file or folder that only someone with the appropriate permissions can view.

If you are the administrator of a computer with folders or files on it that you have created then you can encrypt them and only someone with the appropriate permissions i.e you and anyone else you give permission to can see and view the contents of that folder or file.

You can only do things with the file if you created it or are the administrator or have the appropriate permissions.

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i am not able to open some encrypt files....when i try to remove encryption it say that error applying attributes access is denied ....

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Kids, I am not sure iffen this corntraption is soon to explode or collapse. I had a page pop up while watchin a streamin movie, said page seemed to represent the "Mandiant U.S.A Cyber Security Ransomware" or some similar nefarious scoundrel. I shut the page down only by resorting to Ctrl-Alt-Dlt, went to draggin and droppin files to Discs, cuz I ain't set up a big enuf external hard drive, to hold two backups atta time. Tho I don't actually know what a backup file looks like, nor how to access the files in said backup file. Mea Culpa, I gotta remedy that shortcomin. Well low and behold to this point my files do not yet seem to have changed and I can access this cornprutter so I may not have a problem. But its been a year or two since i got this gem and it prolly needs a good tendin to,
 
So I have available the two DDS files  to begin a cleanup process. First the dds.txt
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16428
Run by Dave Haddad at 10:33:24 on 2014-02-01
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.2013.748 [GMT -6:00]
.
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {17AD7D40-BA12-9C46-7131-94903A54AD8B}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {ACCC9CA4-9C28-93C8-4B81-AFE241D3E736}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
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A:I got skeered when a page popped up and wanted $300 or they'd encrypt my files

Please remove this reply. Thanks Dave

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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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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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How do I get back the files that were in an encrypted folder in Windows XP? I went to the User I used to encrypt them (right click on folder->encrypt folder and subfolders) and undid that option, but even though the folder and subfolders are no longer listed in green color (the color of encrypted folders) the files themselves are still gone, just the folders themselves remain, but no files at all that used to be visible in those folders. I hate encryption. I never thought it meant "hide these files from everyone, including ME." It's so stupid. How do I decrypt my folders, or, perhaps more accurately, how do I decrypt the files that used to be visible inside the folders and subfolders in the previously-encrypted folder? I even did the lengthy thing related to Certificates and still the files themselves are hidden from me. And they're not simply "hidden files" because I tried that option in options->View but it didn't do the trick. There's gotta be another way.
Thanks

A:How do I get back the files that were in an encrypted folder in Windows XP? I went to the User I used to encrypt them (right cl...

It sounds like you may have already tried one of these steps.Perhaps one of the others will restore the files for you.

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I am going to be trying to install programs made for XP 32-bit in a potentally new W7 Home Premium 64-bit laptop (seperate systems, separate laptops), but understand that there are compatibility issues.

Other than upgrading to W7 Pro 64-bit and using XP mode (if that would work anyway, based on the fact that the laptop will be 64-bit), are there any other solutions to this problem?

Thanks

A:Using XP 32-bit applications in W7HP 64-bit

occasionally a program will give you issues, this is unlikely though as 64 bit can emulate 32 pit but if you have a problem just use compatibility mode for xp

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Hi All,

I recently bought an Acer laptop with German W7 Home Premium. I was told that I could upgrade to W8 Pro and select English, however W8 has too many problems like not shutting down properly and poorly functioning USB.

I have temporarily reinstalled the German W7HP, but I need English.

I realise that W7HP cannot accept additional language packs.

What is the best solution please?

Should I buy a new W7HP in English? Or can I upgrade from German W7HP to English W7HP?

Or should I upgrade from German W7HP to W7Ultimate and instal English LP?

Any help/advice/suggestions much appreciated

Thanks.

LW.

A:Options for new language in W7HP

Windows 7 Home Premium: Amazon.com: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium: Software

Windows 7 anytime upgrade Home Premium to Ultimate: Amazon.com: Microsoft Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade [Home Premium to Ultimate] (Old Version): Software

Price is almost same, second option should be better (anytime upgrade key).

Now it's your choice.

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Hi guys.

Yesterday, i accidentally pulled off the power wire from the energy source, making my computer shut down.
Now, i am unable to access Windows. It goes like this:

1. I boot up computer, and i get the message that Windows can not start normally due to a recently installed hardware or software, or because of a power cut, along with two options: Launch Startup Recovery or Start Windows Normally.
2. Of course, since it was due to a power cut, i choose the second option: Start Windows Normally.
3. Straight after the Windows logo is gone, ill get a BSoD. I tried disabling autoreboot through the F8- menu, but it does not work. The BSoD just stays there, and i am forced to turn off the computer.
4. I try the Startup Recovery option, and instead of BSoD, ill get to the login. However, the only thing which happens, is that the Login Background is scaled down and the login menu remains blank.
5. I tried Safe Mode, but it'l just goes bad: I get too see that the computer load some files or something, but it just ends up at BSoD.
I have even tried Use last good configuration option, but that does not work either. BSoD shows up.

My specs is:Windows? 7 Home Premium, Intel Core i3 530 2.93GHz, DDR3 6GB (3x2GB) 1333 Mhz, HDD 1000GB 5400rpm SATA, and its a Packard Bell iXtreme 6512 if that helps.

Appreciate all answers i get.

A:Can't start W7HP, BSoD forces reboot.

You can perform a "Startup Repair", but to do that you need to use a Windows 7 bootable "System Repair Disc". If you didn't already make one before disaster strikes, you'll need to borrow a friend's Windows 7 PC to make one (once made, it can be used on any Windows 7 PC since it's not specific to one computer).

On your friends Windows 7 PC, open Control Panel (classic view) >> Backup & Restore.

In the left pane, click "Create a system repair disc", then before proceeding any further, put a blank CD into the drive and Windows will write to it.

Put that CD into your PC and boot from it. You'll get a screen like the pic shown here:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...sc-create.html

When the Recovery Options screen appears, choose the first option "Startup Repair".

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Hello.

I am currently trying to resurrect an HP W7HP laptop. It will not boot to the login prompt and blue screens with the following details:
STOP: c000021a (Fatal System Error)
The initial session process or system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0x000000 (0xc0000001, 0x00010708).
The system has been shut down.

I have tried the following:
Startup Repair (found no problems).
Registry restored from backup (no change)
Last Known Good confi (no change, same BSOD)
SFC (error: Windows Resource Protection could not perform the requested operation)
System Restore (4 RPs available, all report as "You must enable System Protection on this drive")

I am now at a bit of a loss as to where to go next with this. Is it possible to enable the system protection in order to utilise one of the Restore Points? Or should I look somewhere else?

I haven't included a diagnostic report as I cannot get in to a full Windows session in order to run the diagnostic tools.

Any ideas welcomed.

A:Boot BSODing W7HP machine stops on c000021a

Hello and welcome twaddledum now this is an interesting article because it lists a few options and I ma not sure if any will work as you seem to have tried all the obvious ones but have a look and could you please give us the specs of the machine too as it makes helping out that much easier.

Blue Screen Error: c000021a Fatal System Error - Microsoft Community

&
System Info - See Your System Specs - as one of the causes listed in the first link is hardware changes.

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Q: Encrypt

I'm running Windows 7 and I go to Properties, Advanced and it won't let me encrypt a file, folder, picture, it's grayed out, but I don't know why?

A:Encrypt

Hello Richard,

If you have the Compress contents to save disk space box checked, then that would be why Encrypt contents to secure data is grayed out. You can only have one of them checked instead.

If not, the check using the tutorial below to make sure that EFS encryption is still enabled.

Encryption - Disable or Enable - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello, I am a new user here, I have a two HDDs.
I want to know the procedure for encrypting my hdd. Here are also few things that I also want to know:
1. If i do encryption on my hdd, can a virus/malware/Trojan affect that HDD or not.
2. Also if i do encryption can I download things from internet on that hdd.
3. If I install windows 7 on encrypted HDD and install other programs or games on other HDD, then it will work or not. I think this will ensure security for windows 7 and less chance of being affected.

Please let me know these will work or not. If there is any other method please tell me.


THANKS IN ADVANCE.

A:How do I encrypt my HDD? And also need more help.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by icehead


Hello, I am a new user here, I have a two HDDs.
I want to know the procedure for encrypting my hdd. Here are also few things that I also want to know:
1. If i do encryption on my hdd, can a virus/malware/Trojan affect that HDD or not.
2. Also if i do encryption can I download things from internet on that hdd.
3. If I install windows 7 on encrypted HDD and install other programs or games on other HDD, then it will work or not. I think this will ensure security for windows 7 and less chance of being affected.

Please let me know these will work or not. If there is any other method please tell me.
THANKS IN ADVANCE.



1-Yes it can
2-yes you can
3-usually yes

BUT

If you lose the key, if a single bit of the key becomes corrupt, you will lose everything. IMHO it is just not worth it!

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Can someone decode or whatever this for me please, It's for school and i really need help.

This is it:

67.109.103.32
101.115.110.32
109.110.119.32
111.109.110.104
116.32.70.83
76.32.117.109
109.120.32.114
112.122.32.32Click to expand...

clue is: There are 4 levels of encryption.

The answer will be a sentence with less than 10 words in it.

Please help me.
 

A:Need help to encrypt this

is anyone going to help me?
 

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Hi Team,my computer got stuck for months on windows update 1607finally the other day i looked into it and it asked me to disencrypt the C:/ then the update went throughnow i'm trying to encrypt again but this option is not available in HP Client Security. Options are Identity and Device but Data is not there which should allow me to encrypt (this is my understanding). If anyone knows if there is another way to access the encryption or if i should be looking in another location, please advise.Thanks

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my newegg account was hacked. i want to prevent this sort of thing from happening again.

i tried to use chrome but it would not let me connect to my gmail with the encryption thingy.

thanks in advance.
 

A:how can i encrypt firefox?

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I wanted to encrypt a single text file.
So I right clicked Details > Advanced
checked the bottom encrypt option- Compress option left blank
"Details" button greyed out!

Not that I need it, but Details button also greyed out when selecting Compress instead.

Anyone got an idea how to handle this?
Don't really want to buy a big encryption program...

Windows 7 Ultimate, Dutch

Thanks
Barend

A:How to encrypt .txt file

Why do you need Details? Just select the encrypt check box and hit ok.
After the file is encrypted then you can open Details.

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I'm looking for some scripts to execute zip/unzip files using Winzip through WINBATCH. Also, looking for some scripts to encrypt/decrypt files using ENTRUST/SOLO (encryption software) through WINBATCH. Currently, I do this stuff manually but automating it will help.
 

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Does anyone know if its possible to encrypt a .bat file so when you edit the file it won't be readable ?

A:Encrypt a .bat file ?

Hello Jon,

Yes, you can use the Encrypting File System (EFS) in Windows 7 to encrypt a .bat file.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi,

I have a lynksis wi-fi network in my house and I have yet to encrypt it.
My question is whether or not WEP encryption is possible without the disk that came with the router?
 

A:Can I encrypt my network??

did you check their website? I'm sure they probably have a copy there.
 

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some body tell me that how can i encrypt my folder, how can use encrypt option for particular folder

A:how to encrypt folder

Keep in mind : Do not forget your username and password for Windows logon. Do not remove your user account.How to encrypt : http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows...-folder-or-file

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I noticed that bringing up the properties of a folder and then clicking the Advanced button shows what looks like the ability to encrypt the contents of the folder but I can't access this function for some reason.
Does anyone know how to encrypt folders in XPhome? Either that, or can someone direct me to a free program that might do the same, or simply hide for folder? I had a copy of Invisible Folders and that worked great but I lost my copy and can't find the program on the web.
Thanks,
JTN
 

A:encrypt folders in xp

Encrypted File System (EFS) is not included with Windows XP Home. It's meant to be used in a corporate environment so the encryption keys can be centrally managed. If you would encrypt a folder and not back up the key (before reinstalling Windows or resetting the account password), the files would be permanently lost. No chance for recovery. EFS also does not prevent others from deleting the files. It only prevents others from opening them. NTFS file permissions would have to be used as well to prevent deletion.
 

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Hello all,

I'm looking for a program/online tool that will encrypt my text. I would like to encrypt some text, send it to a friend and he can type in a password and it will decrypt it at the other end.

Any suggestions?

Tom

A:Encrypt Text

Hey Tom,
I have known for a while that zip can be used for encryption. Dont know if it meets your needs
How to Encrypt Zip Files | eHow.com

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I've been looking for a software to encrypt the Operating System partition, and i found this DriveCrypt Plus Pack from Securstar. Does anybody knows this software? It is good and reliable? And if you know another one better than that please help me.
Thank you

 

A:How to encrypt OS partition?

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I have a friend that want to encrypt his entire hardrive, anyone has any suggestions on the best program to use? I think it's a 40gb Maxtor hardrive in case that information is needed! Thanks

A:Encrypt Hardrive

The whole drive ? Sounds unreasonable, as if the friend doesn't have a real good idea of what they want & why.

I say this because MS released a program called "Private Folders" for about a week, and then withdrew it as a result of corporate concerns.

But I think you can still get it here:
http://news.com.com/Microsoft+hands+out+private+folders/2100-1012_3-6092153.html


It creates a password-protected file directory. You put stuff in, but it doesn't come out without a password. Seemed to work, but 2 weeks later I forgot the password so now even *I* don't know what's in there.

Worse, I can't delete it. So it just sits there, taunting me.


Given that it works, was made by MS and does everything I could think of a person would want to do, I can't imagine why a person would want to PW protect the whole drive.

How would it boot ?

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Are there any folders that should be encrypted, for example temp folder and such?

A:Which folders to encrypt with EFS

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Cluent


Are there any folders that should be encrypted, for example temp folder and such?


Hi and welcome

Be very careful encrypting. Lose the key and your data is gone. Usually ppl encrypt their data. Encrypting temp doesn't make it more secure. Encryption also slows down the process.

Could you tell us why you want to encrypt?

Thanks

Ken J

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hi,

I have downloaded an SSH server called WinSSHD and an SSH client called Tunnelier. I'm attempting to have traffic encrypted on my home network.

The way i am attempting this is with a client to server setup, which means that traffic from laptop one is encrypted by the client which is also on laptop one, then sent to the server to be decrypted, and the server then sends that traffic to its final destination which is laptop two. The question i have is this... isn't this pointless if i have the ssh server on the same computer as the ssh client? Because then the traffic is sent to the client, encrypted, sent to the server, decrypted... all while being on my local machine! It's then tramsmitted unencrypted to the second laptop. Is that what happens? If i'm right about this, then are there any web based SSH servers which can be used instead of a local one installed on my machine? And i know a solution might be to install the server on laptop two, but this isn't how i'd like to achieve this.

Thanks for any repiles.
 

A:trying to encrypt network traffic using SSH

Only the portion of the traffic between Tunnelier and WinSSHD is encrypted. If Tunnelier and WinSSHD are on the same machine, then no external traffic is encrypted. In order to encrypt the network traffic, you need to install the SSH server on the machine you are accessing.

If you cannot do this, you need to install some crypto software on the destination machine, which crypto software needs to interoperate with the software installed on the source machine. I.e., if it's not SSH, then it needs to be something else, but whatever technology you choose, the crypto needs to be on both machines.

Using an internet server won't help you for encrypting local network traffic, unless, again, you install some software on both machines that accesses the internet server securely and passes the data through it. Such a solution will also be considerably slower than a straight LAN connection.
 

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Security software maker Credant announced Jan. 3 that it has won a deal to provide full-disk encryption technology for all laptops controlled by the U.S. General Services Administration, which could give the firm a leg-up in negotiations with other federal agencies looking for similar tools. http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2078781,00.asp

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Hi,

I am facing issue with Bitlocker encryption getting error bitlocker could not encrypt one or more drives on this computer so please help me to fix this issue.

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