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BitLocker Entire Drive Encryption?

Q: BitLocker Entire Drive Encryption?

Hi,

I ran the manage-bde -status command of my encrypted OS Volume Drive and it shows 100% encrypted.
Does this mean that BitLocker encrypted the ENTIRE drive?

During the BitLocker setup, I did select to Encrypt the Entire Drive instead of the Used Space option.
I just want to double check if my entire OS drive is encrypted or not.
I assume that when it shows Percentage Encrypted as 100% then I guess it did encrypt the entire drive.

Now what if I had chosen to encrypt the Used Space only, then would it still show as 100% encrypted ?
Or am I wrong?

Thanks in advance

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Hello everyone,

Since choosing to encrypt the ENTIRE drive with BitLocker which can take very long time to complete, can I encrypt the Used Disk Space only when re-installing Windows 10?
When there is a need for me to reinstall Windows, here is how I do it.

1. Boot from USB to boot the Windows or Windows 10 OS setup process
2. Then, I wipe every drive/partition under the Advanced Page section were you can format or delete all the drives listed. I usually take all the drives listed and DELETE them until I see the only one listed as Unallocated Space. That's it. Everything else is deleted.

Then I continue on with the Windows installation.

Now, this is NOT a new drive. This has been used a lot to reinstall Windows. But I always DELETE ALL the listed drives that I see until the Unallocated Disk is listed only.

So, my question is this. Will I still need to encrypt the entire drive or will encrypting the Used Space Only will be OK since I deleted all the drives and started from scratch when reinstalling Windows 10?
Or does encrypting the Used Space Only applies when getting a new physical disk or PC?

Because the issue I want to avoid the next time I reinstall Windows (in case I get bit from malware or something like that), is to wait 10 hours to encrypt the whole drive again...

Now its too late, because I already began the entire disk encryption with BitLocker.

But I do want to avoid waiting in case I do have to reinstall Windows 10 again.

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

Any ideas?

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

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

Figured it out...
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2756402

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

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

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

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Hi , 
I locked my external hard disk (Seagate- 1 TB) on Windows 7 laptop . The encryption was successful but when I later tried unlocking it, Its giving an error. Error
says "bitlocker drive encryption failed to recover from an abruptly terminated conversion". Please note that the Password and Recovery Key are correct and I have tried unlocking it
several times but no success.
Upon searching on internet, I came across the below thread which I yet need to try. Pray that it gets unlocked as I have got very important data locked up and the drive
volume is also 80-90% filled. 
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/it-pro/windows-7/ee523219(v=ws.10)<o:p></o:p>
Please help me out experts to get my data back.<o:p></o:p>

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Hi Mr/Ms
I
flash
drive encrypted
with BitLocker 
I used
this
driver for three months my computer is broken I bought a new computer    when i was try my flash disk new computer its give me this  problem 
BitLocker Drive Encryption failed to recover from an abruptly terminated conversion. This could be due to either all conversion logs being corrupted or the media being write-protected
? know my passworrd but I do not know
the BitLocker
recovery key what can i do know pls some one help me 

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I wanted to restore my laptop which I bought in 2012. It came with windows 7 64 bit and somewhere along the way I got viruses.

I installed Truecrypt which is software that lets you encrypt either 1 file or the entire system. Basically I set it up so that I had to enter a password to even log into Windows. (the entire system was encrypted).

Now I can not get to the log in screen for Windows. I think I should have uninstalled Truecrypt before I performed the restore to factory settings. BTW, my laptop is a HP Envy 15 3040 nr. My question would be is Windows 7 still in there somewhere? And if yes, how do I get rid of Truecrypt to access it? Thanks.

A:How do I restore Win 7 with truecrypt Encryption on entire drive

According to the TrueCrypt manual, page 34 and 35 explain how to use the Rescue Disc that you made when you encrypted your system in order to get into Windows later if you have problems.

"If Windows is damaged and cannot start, the TrueCrypt Rescue Disk allows you to
permanently decrypt the partition/drive before Windows starts. In the Rescue Disk screen,
select Repair Options > Permanently decrypt system partition/drive. Enter the correct
password and wait until decryption is complete. Then you can e.g. boot your MS Windows
setup CD/DVD to repair your Windows installation. Note that this feature cannot be used to
decrypt a hidden volume within which a hidden operating system resides (see the section
Hidden Operating System).

Note: Alternatively, if Windows is damaged (cannot start) and you need to repair it (or
access files on it), you can avoid decrypting the system partition/drive by following these
steps: If you have multiple operating systems installed on your computer, boot the one that
does not require pre-boot authentication. If you do not have multiple operating systems
installed on your computer, you can boot a WinPE or BartPE CD/DVD or you can connect
your system drive as a secondary or external drive to another computer and then boot the
operating system installed on the computer. After you boot a system, run TrueCrypt, click
Select Device, select the affected system partition, click OK , select System > Mount
Without Pre-Boot Authentication, enter yo... Read more

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

A:BitLocker Drive Encryption

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

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

A:Bitlocker drive encryption

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

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

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

A:Help me !! bitlocker drive encryption

Hello James,

Please perform the following:

1. Download and Save to desktop from this link:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

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

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

Regards,

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

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

A:BitLocker Drive Encryption

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

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

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Hi,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks
Marc

A:Bitlocker Drive Encryption using USB

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

Any ideas?

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

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Notebook Latitude E7450, entra tela azul, depois tela de reparo automático e depois pede chave para desbloquear o drive. 
Ao selecionar para digitar manualmente, o teclado não permite digitar letras, somente números, sendo que a chave contém letras e números.
O que fazer? preciso urgente resolver.
Obrigada,

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I have tried to unlock my usb stick and this message appears
 
BitLocker Drive Encryption failed to recover from an abruptly terminated conversion. This could be due to either all conversion logs being corrupted or the media being write-protected. 
 
I have tried to download the Bitlocker Drive repair tool and it won't let me saying This update is not applicable to your computer. 
 
I feel just sick that I cannot open my usb I really need some help. 

A:BitLocker Drive Encryption failed

what computer are you now on when trying to unlock drive?

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I like to get my OS to be genuine. But, I only qualify for a Home Upgrade.
Anyone know of a way to still use this feature?

Without having Ultimate?

A:BitLocker Drive Encryption Without Ultimate

TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux

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

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

A:Windows 7 BitLocker Drive Encryption

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

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Into another troule.
I wanted to encrypt my Western Digital Portable 500 GB HDD so my data would be safe.
I turned on the Bitlocker for this hard disk and set the password.
After that it started Encrypting..

I knew that it will take a long time so i went to university for lecture.
When i came back the encryption dialouge was stuck at 12.4 %.
[Snap Attached]

I kept waiting for some time but it wasn't working i pulled out the cable and inserted again...

I inserted the key and it unlocked with autorun dialogue and Encrypting Dialogue. [Snap Attached]


Clicking on *Continue without Scanning* brings the my computer windows and it starts searching but doesn't open the harddisk.

All this happens everytime i plug back, i have lost access to my all data thats stored on that harddisk... In my system there iz only 80GB Sata Hard containing OS.


I have tried one thing.
chkdsk /r it worked for a while but on 4th stage it stopped.

Please Can you Guys help me ? i want it to complete the encryption or decrypt whatever it has encrypted or damaged :(

Please Help ME :'(

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Waiting to receive my X1E shortly. In the meantime, will be using Bitlocker encryption on both OS and 2nd NVME drives. Wanting to know how easy it is to configure hardware encryption on these NVME drives including native integration with Bitlocker so login into Windows unlocks Bitlocker drives (not separate 3rd party unlock mechanism). I remember looking at this top a while ago and realised it wasn't easily achievable. I also wonder with the top spec i7 processor spec'd on my laptop if there's any real practical different between hardware and software encryption performance wise.

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Hello
I want to using BitLocker Drive Encryption and  if you copy these files to another drive or a different PC, they're automatically decrypted but i want to restrict automatically decrypted so that user can't use data to other laptop. 

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Any valued idea on how Bitlocker can be tweaked to decrypt 1TB EXTERNAL HDD faster? It took over 24Hrs to encrypt it 5 months ago. I have decided to decrypt it but seems like it will take it almost the same amount of time it took to encrypt.

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hello team,

i have laptop with below are details

dell inspiron 15 

service tag #129ZVJ2

the os is going to crash and hdd is now showing encrypted i have important data in it

kindly do the need full.

thanks

regards

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Hey guys I have a desktop That has Windows 7 Ultimate edition installed. My parents are having start up issues with the OS. When the OS starts up, Bitlocker Drive encryption Recovery comes up with and option to unlock 2 Drives which is a separate hard drive. it comes up with a recovery key of 4889F7FD. I manually type the key and click the M: Drive which is the recovery OS. It says Error Recovering Disk due to no recovery key. I click Back and it comes up with a different recovery key as F9F25CA2. If both drives have the same password would the recovery key be the same. The bitlocker says I have temparary access but doesnt log me in.

When I go to safe mode, It loads half the files and comes up with the same. Start up recovery cant fix it. when I login to safemode, it loads half the files. Does this sound like a system wipe or can I fix this with a WIndows 7 Disc.

A:Bitlocker Drive Encryption OS Start up problem

Hello Zhall, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The key number ID it gives you is only to help you reference what BitLocker Recovery Key is the correct one to enter. I sure hope that you saved or wrote down the actual BitLocker Recovery Key for that drive somewhere in case something like this happens. Without it, you're not going to be able recover the HDD very easily.

Check using the tutorial below to see if you may have the actual BitLocker Recovery Key somewhere, and how to recover the OS drive.

BitLocker Drive Encryption - Unlock a Locked OS Drive

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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

A:Lost my windows bitlocker drive encryption recovery key

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

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Hello,
In our organization we have a policy to require Bitlocker flash drive encryption. This is set via Group Policy. I am having an issue on some computers where when they select to encrypt their flash drive for the first time, they get the following error message:
BitLocker Encryption cannot be applied to this drive because of conflicting Group Policy settings.
When write access to drives not protected by BitLocker is denied, the use of a USB startup key cannot be required. Please
have your system administrator resolve these policy conflicts before attempting to enable BitLocker.

Comparing to my laptop which is working, here is what I've gathered:

Same OU/Group PoliciesNo group membershipsSame TPM settings in BIOS and TPM Management ConsoleTried multiple flash drivesDoesn't matter who is logged in. Local admin, Domain Admin, or the user of the machine.
We do not require a USB startup key (obviously) and the policy is set to store the recovery passwords and key packages in AD DS. Another thing is the workstation HD is encrypted and the recovery key is in AD, so that tells me at least at one point it had
a healthy relationship with the DCs.
I am convinced it is not an issue with the policy, as there are currently only 2 users complaining of this issue out of 450. Where do I go on the workstation side of things to see what is happening? For your peace of mind, I have isolated the workstation
in it's own OU with only one policy applied. Here is what the policy ... Read more

A:Bitlocker Policy Error on Flash Drive Encryption

So I ended up opening a ticket with Microsoft. The solution was to change the following registry value from 1 to 0:
HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\FVE\EnableBDEWithNoTPM
For some reason I am guessing during Windows installation it didn't detect the TPM correctly and put that in there. Who knows. Working now!

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hello, i use Bitlocker Drive Encryption to lock one partion from two. Everything goes corectly, but after i change my MotherBoard of mai Dell Inspiron Laptop and i put my password, doesn.t work. Bitlocker said isn.t the right password. Im sure about my password.it is true. My warranty changed just my Motherboard and they don.t change nothing in my Hard Drive. I didn.t reinstall my windows. Why Bitlocker Drive doesn.t recognize my password? Please , i need help

A:Bitlocker Drive Encryption doesn.t recognize my password

Your harddrive doesn't only have a bitlocker password but bitlocker is also communicating with TPM chip on mainbord. And the mainboard has been swapped so you hav a new TPM chip with other secret key.

Trusted Platform Module - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Didn't they check to see if it was bitlocker protected?
Do you have a backup? I assume you make backups prior to send your machine away

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

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

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

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Hi,

My external hard drive (2TB Toshiba USB 3.0) with BitLocker To Go encryption was accidentally formatted using Windows ?Quick Format? option.  My PC is running Windows 7 Home Premium.

I do have the following details in relation to the BitLocker encryption for this drive;
- BitLocker Recovery Key
- Full Recovery Key Identification
- BitLocker Password

Is there any way to restore the external drive to the ?pre-format? state so that I can recover/access the data?

The drive is in a good health, ? always removed safely by ejecting from notification area and chkdsk has no errors, ? unfortunately data wasn?t backed up as I was in process of migrating to new PC and accidentally deleted the master back-up .

Any help or suggestions would be greatly welcomed.

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Every where i look, people are saying to open BitLocker in Control Panel, but i cant find it anywhere. I am using an HP Notebook 2000 with windows 8.1. if someone could help that would be awesome!!!

A:Cant find BitLocker Drive Encryption in control panel at all! HELP!!!!!!!

Hi?
Have you ever changed a group policy setting? run "gpedit.msc", this will lauch GP Editor, then locate to User configuration\Administrative Templates\Administrative Templates\Hide specified
Control Panel items,
check whether it is enabled, and check whether you have added Microsoft.BitLockerDriveEncryption
in the list.Or you can just right click the hard drive which you want to set up BitLocker, then see whether there's an option "Turn on BitLocker".
Yolanda Zhu
TechNet Community Support

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Hello,

First off, Bitlocker has never been used on this computer. All its drives have never been encrypted. The problem is that when I open Bitlocker Drive Encryption in the Control Panel there are absolutely no drives listed at all. The area under the heading "BitLocker Drive Encryption - Hard Disk Drives" is completely blank, as is the area under "BitLocker To Go". However, Windows Explorer detects all hard and removable drives just fine.

I have tried the following:

1. chkdsk /r (no problems found)
2. sfc /scannnow (no problems found)
3. rebuilding the MBR with Comodo Cleaning Essentials (which didn't quite like the one I had) after aswMBR found no problem
4. repairing/resetting file and registry ownership and permissions to defaults using SubInACL scripts for registry and Tweaking.com for files. (This did fix a few minor nagging problems I had, by the way)
5. a clean boot
6. anti-malware scans (including several offline rescue CD's like Kaspersky, Comodo, ESET and AVG)
7. creating a new user account with admin privileges and trying from there
8. trying to trace file and registry activity with Sysinternals Process Monitor (but I don't really understand what to look for, or what most the results in the listing mean, good or bad)
9. A repair installation/inplace upgrade after a clean boot (this was a problem)

The repair installation fails and aborts quickly with the following error message:

"Setup was unable to determine if BitLocker Drive E... Read more

A:Bitlocker Drive Encryption Management does not detect any drives

Is there anyone here who can help me? Thanks.

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Hi
I'm running Win 10 Pro version 1607 (OS Build 14393.321), and I have a weird problem with my 298 GB WD in 2.5? SATA enclosure external hard drive. I have used it several times in the past to backup Windows 7 & 10, but now I can use it to backup Win 7 only not Win 10! I believe this problem may have started after I performed a quick format on it using a Win 10 machine, and also ran CHKDSK /R in order to mark the bad sectors.
Now when I use it to backup my Win 10 machine, backup fails with error 0x8031004A: "BitLocker Drive Encryption cannot be used because critical BitLocker system files are missing or corrupted. Use Windows Startup Repair to restore these files to your computer." Also if I click on manage space it gives an error ?The backup location is not connected? even though it is connected and accessible (even shown in the backup page itself)!


Another weird issue, if I try to scan the drive from the Tools tab in Properties, scan fails with this error: ?
Windows was unable to scan the drive?, and the event viewer report shows:
"Checking file system on E:
The shadow copy provider had an unexpected error while trying to process the specified operation.
A snapshot error occured while scanning this drive. You can try again, but if this problem persists, run an offline scan and fix."
But if I chose Scan and Repair, it runs successfully and reports: ?Windows successfully scanned the drive. No errors were found.?
Windows Startup Repair does... Read more

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What is the current situation with using hardware Bitlocker + NVMe boot drive on Lenovo Thinkpads (X390)? I?ve tested with 2 different drives: the OEM Intel 7600p which was shipped with notebook and separately purchased Samsung 970 EVO plus and no luck so far. Prerequisites:1) BIOS is set to UEFI only2) CSM is disabled3) SSD-s are running latest firmware4) BIOS is running latest firmware With 7600p I took the following steps:1) Booted to Windows from separate USB drive.2) Used Intel® SSD Pro Administrator Tool to enable eDrive on Intel 7600p.3) Performed secure erase using the same tool. 4) Installed Windows 10 pro (downloaded from microsoft.com, not the Lenovo Recovery media)5) Tried to enable Bitlocker but was prompted with Choose how much of your drive to encrypt, which means that HW encryption isn?t activated. With 970 Evo Plus I took the following steps:1) Installed Windows on the same drive and booted into it.2) Used Samsung Magician to enable eDrive.3) Booted to Samsung Secure Erase USB drive and performed secure erase. 4) Installed Windows 10 pro (downloaded from microsoft.com, not the Lenovo Recovery media)5) Tried to enable Bitlocker but was prompted with Choose how much of your drive to encrypt, which means that HW encryption isn?t activated. Noticeable is that after enabling eDrive, the ?HDD1 Password? menu item was gone from BIOS. This supposedly should mean that at least BIOS assumes that eDrive is enabled. Is H... Read more

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Hello,

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

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

Bitlocker works ok on my USB keys.

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

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

Hi Robinson,

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

BitLocker Drive Encryption in Windows 7: Frequently Asked Questions

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

https://social.technet.microsoft.com...-a1fc3a0e042f/

Regards,
Golden

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At first, I don't need to recover my data, I just want my drive back to re-use it.

How can a format my USB drive including all boot sectors which sees to be locked/write-protected by bitlocker?

My problem starts with encrypting my drive by activating bitlocker. At 30% of encryption the process halts without reason. Now, I'm unable to access my drive or resume the process.

I tried...

    ... To format with windows

   .. Remove with <gs class="GINGER_SOFTWARE_mark" ginger_software_uiphraseguid="f0c0fe56-0eaa-476b-8658-82a64c8e3dd7" id="735ef341-06b9-4a56-bc33-e86c7c034b2d">diskmgmt</gs>

   ... Remove with <gs class="GINGER_SOFTWARE_mark" ginger_software_uiphraseguid="cdb49126-51e9-4ac9-a88a-5db575ef5d2d" id="88265fce-0239-435e-8b74-482278fd5914">diskpart</gs>

   ... Repair-Bde

   ... Manage-bed

   ... Ubuntu live CD

   ... Mass production tool software, to override the whole stick

Nothing worked. The only thing which worked was once the software M3 Bitlocker recovery Free, but just one time to access the locked partition. But, as mentioned, I don't need to recover my data. With that tool, I'm not able to wipe the drive.

That Bitlocker protects my data till the end is good, but that it breaks my data and my hardware in such a case is not fair.

How can I break the write-protection mode to f... Read more

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

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

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

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At first, I don't need to recover my data, I just want my drive back to re-use it.
How can a format my usb drive including all boot sectors which sees to be locked/write-protected by bitlocker?

My problem starts with decrypting my drive by deactivting bitlocker on it by entering the valid password/recovery key. At 36% of decryption the process halts without reason. Now, I'm unable to access my drive or resume the process.

I tried...
    ...to format with windows
   ..remove with diskmgmt
   ... remove with diskpart
   ... repair-bde
   ... manage-bde
   ... ubuntu live cd
   ... mass production tool software, to override the whole stick

nothing worked. The only thing which worked was once the software M3 Bitlocker recovery Free, but just one time to access the locked partition. But, as mentioned I don't need to recover my data. With that tool I'm not able to wipe the drive.

That Bitlocker protects my data till the end is good, but that it breaks my data and my hardware in such a case is not fair.
How can I break the write-protection mode to finally wipe the hard drive?

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I usually been reinstalling Win10 to get rid of the so called "clutter" on my system to make it more fresh and such.
Regarding BitLocker, I always select to encrypt the entire drive as opposed to encrypting used spaced only.
The entire drive option takes literally 9 hours to encrypt and complete.
So I was thinking, is it wise to always select Encrypt Used Space Only whenever I reinstall in the future or is that option only for new machines and drives?

I just don't have the time to wait for my entire drive to be encrypted as I need to work on my programs and during the encryption process it just slows my system down.

When encrypting the used space only, new and existing data will be encrypted?
Am I correct?

So when I reinstall Windows 10 the next time around, should I select encrypt Used Space Only?

Just want to save time.

Any thoughts or suggestions?

Thanks

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Changing entire ownership of entire hard drive any risks etc ?

I am using method of

Right click entire hdd

Properties
Security
Advanced
Change owner
Advanced
Find now

Name - In Folder
Users - Computername(mine is for example Furkan)
Ok this makes me even able to enter inside of System Volume Information folder

Can this cause any problems in future?

For example if i format windows can i still access these harddisks without any problem ?

Are there any details, detailed information, article about ownership of files / folders on windows 8 ?

ty very much

Windows 8.1 x64
Also changing windows having driver - boot driver ownership from Trustedinstaller to user would cause any problem ?

A:Changing entire ownership of entire hard drive any risks e

When I took ownership of C:\ There were numerous popups saying it was unable to take ownership of various folders & subfolders.

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

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

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

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

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

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Hi all

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

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

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

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

A:Using Bitlocker and Symantec Encryption

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

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