Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

bitlocker

Q: bitlocker

I have a dell desktop that is asking for a bitlocker key
No one has the key
from a dos prompt I got a two strings
one says numerical password
the other is labeled TPM

both strings appear to be hexadecimal

Can I get the pc unlocked with the data I have?

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 200
Preferred Solution: bitlocker

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.)

RELEVANCY SCORE 43.2

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.  

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 43.2

I am resetting my surface pro 3 to factory reset. it lock me out to bitlocker key. it shows me the key id. how can i retrieve the bitlocker key?

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 42.8

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

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 42.8

Hi
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?
update:
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

Hi,
 
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.
 
For more information, please refer to the following link:
 
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd835565(WS.10).aspx
 
Regards,
 
Arthur Li
TechNet Subscriber Support
in forum
If you have any feedback on our support, please contact
[email protected]
 Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

Read other 8 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 42.4

I tried using HP BIOS Flashing utility on my HP Z400 Workstation, and it says it can't continue because I have Bitlocker enabled, but I don't have bitlocker on Win 7 Professional 32bit. I don't see it on the control panel or in context menus. I do see it set to manual in "Services" but the service in not running. Is there a way to find drives Bitlocked or are my drives being treated as bitlocked because of my antivirus program AVG?

A:BIOS flash error, BITLOCKER on? No bitlocker installed, Win 7 Pro

In the services window is there and option to disable or turn off...there should be. Just change the startup type from manual to disable and reboot. Then try your BIOS update.

Read other 5 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 42.4

Hello and good afternoon, I have a issue where a manager started the Bitlocker process on the SD card in his Surface Pro 3

with Windows 8.1. The Bitlocker attempt failed at 3.4% completed but the SD card ended up being Bitlocked without providing the Bitlocker Recovery Key (I've never seen this happen before). He doesn't know the password for the SD card and of course
I've been tasked to somehow release the encryption so that he can get the required information off of the SD card. 



Is there anything that can be done to release the encryption on the SD card or has the SD card been made non-accessible moving forward?

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 41.6

I turned on Bitlocker on three new Windows 8.1 laptops and saved the 48-digit recovery keys and associated identifiers, but I forgot to indicate which laptops they are associated with. Is there any way to find the identifiers/recovery keys on my laptops so I can document this? Or do I have to decrypt the laptop drives, turn off Bitlocker, and start all over again to generate new identifiers/recovery keys? My only options under Manage Bitlocker are Suspend protection, Back up your recovery key, and Turn off BitLocker.

A:BitLocker Identifier generated after turning on Bitlocker

Hello Edwin, and welcome to Eight Forums.

No worries. If you should ever need to unlock to drive, it'll provide you with a recovery key ID number that you can use to ID which recovery key to use. The tutorial below can give you more details about this to help get an idea if ever needed.

BitLocker Recovery - Unlock a Drive in Windows 8

Read other 5 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 41.6

My BitLocker password is not working after format my c drive. instead i have my recovery that is also not working.
Please somebody help me to unlock my disk.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40.4

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>

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40

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

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 39.6

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 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 37.6

 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? 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 37.2

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.

ENTER=Continue

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

Thanks

A:Bitlocker: BitLocker could not be enabled

BIOS: A06
DELL: d420
Hard drive: System reserved 100MB NTFS, 27.84GB NTFS

TPM
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?

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 30

I'm in the process of fixing crap that Acronis TrueImage broke while uninstalling. Apparently their developers forgot to make their application revert changes after the uninstall finishes.

Anyway, I'm having a weird issue. Took 2-3 hours last night to get Backup & Restore working being that Acronis broke that as well. Now that I have it working, I'm having another issue. I can't click on "Turn on" BitLocker. Trust me, my desktop is more than able to handle BitLocker. I've seen the option to turn it on awhile ago and now I don't. I'm confused.

Please, if anyone can help me. I'm sick of this software's damages. Almost causes for a complete wipe & reload.
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 30

I'm a bit shocked to find that my 7510 mobile workstation does not have TPM.  This piece on howtogeek suggests any modern machine would, and as the 7510 is intended as a mainstay for road warriors... how come?  Will I have to put up with lower security and reduced performance from the software workarounds?  Am I the only one bothered by this?  www.howtogeek.com/.../

A:bitlocker and TPM

Check your BIOS configuration.  It's probably just disabled.  Dell has had TPMs in their Latitude and Precision laptops for several years now.

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 30

This may sound Odd or maybe I have a memory block, But what is Bit Locker ? Did it com with win.10 And what is it's function I was thinking of Bit Defender Antivirus.But I know thats not it .

A:BitLocker

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/.../dn641993.aspx

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 30

I was going to use BitLocker on my Surface Pro and tried to save it to the first option on the list - "Save to your Cloud Domain account". Now here's where the fun starts. The Surface is my own and I'm logged into it with a Microsoft account. I
also have a business Office 365 account. Naturally that's accessed via this machine as well. I also have a work account from my current client (I'm a contractor). So now I go looking for the BitLocker Key. I'm not stupid and have saved a copy to a USB stick
and haven't yet encrypted the drive (I'm about to), but on my Mictosoft account it tells me there are no BitLocker keys saved there. I logged in to my clients Azure account and checked for BitLocker keys but the only one there is for their laptop (needed to
access some of the corporate network and submit invoices/timesheets). Going in to my own Office365 account (and logging into the Azure stuff) there's nothing there either.

So just where is this key stored?

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 30

What is it and why is it locking up my computer?

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 30

I have a HP Omni Tablet 10" windows 8 that is locked with BitLocker wanting a key.  I have do not have a key for it and even if I did the screen will not bring up the keyboard to enter it.  The Continue button will not work.  It appears
to completely locked up.  I have tried the reset procedure and that jut brings me back to the BitLocker screen.  What do I do netxt?

A:BitLocker

As you have found out bitlocker can make your computer inaccessible.  The only way you can access the computer is if you get a win 7 dvd from HP and format and install it all over again.  If you do not have a key you cannot access it/Wanikiya and Dyami--Team Zigzag

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 30

i have locked folder with bitloker..i have deleted the recovery key..i have passward but it showes that this passward is incorrect and showes error code 0x8007007a..i have reinstalled the window 8 but still the folder has locked..how can i unlocked the folder..

A:Bitlocker

You have your post marked solved as soon as you posted it. Did you solve your issue?

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 30

Can someone PLEASE give me correct information on how to get rid of bitlocker so I can install TRUECRYPY?  TRUECRYPT keeps having windows pop up in it saying to use bitlocker.  Bitlocker IS installed on win 7 pro.  Articles have sent me to
the control pannel where I should access "Turn off bitlocker", "Security" in the control panel, the settings aren't there.  I've found Bitlocler in the search ba, but can't access any settings except to create a certificate. 
How do I get rid of this program.
[email protected]  (I called microsoft tech support, they transferred me to someone that told me to create an account.  Then told me if I don't subscribe=be to this extra service there's a $400.00 fee for one tine help)!

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 30

Hi all,

Apologies if this has been answered elsewhere, but can someone please advise on why a user would only be getting one bit locker attempt on Win 8 and not three?

On Win 7, you could perform a TPM Chip reset, but as far as I'm aware, you cannot on Win 8.

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 30

How can i use bitlocker without TPM and removable drive so it would automatically unlock itself on startup?

A:Bitlocker

have a look at this tutorial: BitLocker Drive Encryption - Windows 7 Drive - Turn On or Off with no TPM

Post back, if you still have problems.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 30

Does bit locker keep a log or information that identifies why it was triggered?  If so how do I find that information? 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 30

HP Elitebook 840 G3.Trying to Bilocker the laptop with the key on a USB memory stick. When selecting the check option it fails.De-selecting the check option and the laptop encrypts, the key file is written to the memory stick and the AD record is updated with the details of the encryption and a recovery key.When the laptop is re-booted it doesn't see the USB memory stick with encryption file. The only way in is to enter the 48 digit recovery key.I have tried several different memory sticks without success.I have tried both USB slots without success.I have upgraded to the latest BIOS without succes.I have upgarded Firmware and Chipset drivers with out success. Please help.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 30

Is there any software like Bitlocker that I can get for Win 7 Pro? Can you download bitlocker??? I can't find it anywhere.

I have a Macbook with bootcamp installed for Snow Leopard and Win 7 and looked at Truecrypt, but I don't feel like going that route due to Truecrypt needing to be the first file on the MBR instead of bootcamp, and that just seems to be too much of a hassle.

I just want to encrypt my Win 7 partition.

Any suggestions?

A:Bitlocker for Win 7 Pro?

I would still recommend that you use truecrypt. Although it may cause you quite a bit of hassle, it should be worth it because your documents are safe.

Read other 7 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 30

i just tried to start bit locker and its complaining about a tmp. i read on wikipedia what this is, but i'm confused as to whether i need an embedded chip, a hardware device, or a driver? CONFUSED.

bit locker doesn't have an issue encrypting my usb flash drive though. i hardly believe its more capable than my laptop!

A:BitLocker

You can still use bitlocker without a tpm chip.

BitLocker Drive Encryption - Windows 7 Drive - Turn On or Off with no TPM

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 30

If I understand correctly, Bitlocker is only available in the Ultimate version of Windows 7, not in the Pro version, but after noticing that services in Windows 7 includes an item for Bitlocker, which is set at manual by default.

Wondering why this is there if Pro doesn't include it. I started Googling and came across some articles about Bitlocker To Go, which apparently is specifically for encrypting USB or more particularly flash drives. While I have no need or desire to encrypt my internal drives, being able to encrypt a flash drive seems like a good idea

While I admit that I only scanned the articles, it appeared that Bitlocker To Go is separate from Bitlocker proper and is apparently a beta. Thinking that it could be downloaded separately, I tried to find a download, without any success. MS does have a drive preparation tool available for download, along with some guides and articles, but if there is anything more, I didn't find it. Am I misconstruing this? Is Bitlocker To Go just a part of Bitlocker itself? If none of this is available for Pro, why is there a service for it?

A:Bitlocker

It isn't a download per se, it just installs on the removable storage device when you plug it in and right click on it and choose Turn on Bitlocker in Ultimate or Enterprise, or from Bitlocker in the control panel. You're able to access and unlock the device and have read only access, or copy the contents to a lesser OS, but can't save back to the removable device on an OS or lesser edition without Bitlocker like Pro or Starter, or Vista, Xp. Don't know the answer as to why the service is there in pro, maybe has to do with accessing the bitlocker encrypted removable device.

Tutorial on it -
BitLocker Drive Encryption - BitLocker To Go - Turn On or Off

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 30

I see it's suggested to use 2 different USB flash drives when applying Bitlocker.  You need one for the startup key and one for the recovery key.  What size USB flash drive should be used for each key?

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 30

windows10 asking bitlocker key

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 30

I accidentally put BitLocker on my C drive. It completely filled my C drive. Can it be removed to return my C drive back to the previous state?

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 30

Dear, I have a USB flash, had a password but automatically opened on my laptop, which is stolen. I bought a new PC, asks to provide the password of this flash which I don't remember. I have the USB key ID 09B4E38D but asks me to provide the 48 digits recovery
key, where and how to fix this problem, i..e unlock the flash. Thanks

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 30

Yesterday i turned bit locker on and encrypted the D: drive. It's a separate HDD that i use to store data.I saved a key on my flash drive.When it was finished i started the decryption.All this just to test what Bit locker does My God am i a Noob.And after a few hours of decrypting some error pop up at lets say 95% done decryption.And computer jammed.I assumed it was becouse my C: had low space and ....Thats the story.
Now i turned on my computer and System starts to load and get stacked at Windows logo and it stays that way the whole day (I tried).When i unplug the Partially decrypted drive it all works well,but when i turn it back on nothing,jams at Win logo screen.I also tried the other computer but same situation System wont boot in any mode....Please if anyone got some info on how to fix this ???

A:Help with BitLocker

Remove the encrypted hard drive so you can boot your PC.

Then connect it (via an external USB adaptor or similar) then try to decrypt again.

Read other 8 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 30

Hello, When the TMP Manager shows TPM Status : "The secure platform module (TPM) is ready to be used"And , BitLocker Activation on System Volume shows immediatly : "This device cannot use a Trusted Platform Module.  Your administrator must set the "Allow Bitlocker without a compatible TPM" option in the  "Required additional authentication at startup" policy for OS volumes" Does it means that the BitLocker ( "this device" ? ) can't communicate with the TPM chip ?Is there logs about this ? Thansk for help 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 30

i have a hp x2 that wont boot up and asking for bitlocker key and none in my account

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 30

I want to try using the Bitlocker to encyrpt my Hdd. When i try to activate it, the system says it cannot find the TPM. I did a bit of reading, and that the TPM is a chip that stores the unlock code to access the Hdd.

It also said i can use a USB Stick to hold the unlock code. I tried that, still wont let me go past the screen about not finding the TPM.

Any help would be great.

A:BitLocker

I want to try using the Bitlocker to encyrpt my Hdd. When i try to activate it, the system says it cannot find the TPM. I did a bit of reading, and that the TPM is a chip that stores the unlock code to access the Hdd.It also said i can use a USB Stick to hold the unlock code. I tried that, still wont let me go past the screen about not finding the TPM.Any help would be great.http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/e...6bf2201033.mspx"BitLocker can also be used without a TPM. To use BitLocker on a computer without a TPM, you must change the default behavior of the BitLocker setup wizard by using Group Policy, or configure BitLocker by using a script. When BitLocker is used without a TPM, the required encryption keys are stored on a USB flash drive that must be presented to unlock the data stored on a volume."

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 30

I just purchased a Dell XPS with Windows 7 Ultimate. When I tried to activate Bitlocker on drive c:, it says my computer doesn't have a TPM installed. I don't get that message on drive d:, which is, according to Dell, just the restore partition for the machine. Dell was absolutely zero help in finding the TPM and activating it, but swears I should have it. How do I find out for sure, and turn it on so I can use Bitlocker? I don't want to use it with thumb drives as I travel a lot and worry about losing all my recovery keys.

Thanks,
Andy

A:Bitlocker with TPM

Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip, it stores the cryptographic keys needed to encrypt and decrypt your hard disk or partition . This isn't *required* to use bit locker. The TPM chip is a hardware storage of the encryption key, So only that computer can access the encrypted DATA. You can sill encrypt the disk using the software, it will save the key in windows and not lock it to specific hardware, so you could hook up the HDD to another computer enter the key and get the DATA off. What model Dell XPS did you purchase, perhaps I can help find out if it does actually have the TPM chip.

Read other 5 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 30

i dont know how my F drive is loked by bitLoker,How can i unlok it.i dont't know password

A:help about BitLocker

Does anyone have access to your pc other than you?, bitlocker can not lock a drive without user interaction. If so ask them if the used bitlocker and locked your hard drive and ask for the password.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 30

I'm in the process of fixing crap that Acronis TrueImage broke while uninstalling. Apparently their developers forgot to make their application revert changes after the uninstall finishes.

Anyway, I'm having a weird issue. Took 2-3 hours last night to get Backup & Restore working being that Acronis broke that as well. Now that I have it working, I'm having another issue. I can't click on "Turn on" BitLocker. Trust me, my desktop is more than able to handle BitLocker. I've seen the option to turn it on awhile ago and now I don't. I'm confused.



Please, if anyone can help me. I'm sick of this software's damages. Almost causes for a complete wipe & reload.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 30

I have windows 8 & need my recovery key

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 30

I have windows 8 & need my recovery key

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 30

I guess this is a disk geometry question????

Can I use Bitlocker on this laptop?

Disk layout = Premium- XP Pro- Storage- Ultimate

The storage partition is an extended partition

If I can use BitLocker on this laptop will it protect all 4 partitions?

A:BitLocker

I have no experiance using bitlocker. However, from what I can tell it protects the OS volume. To protect other volumes besides the OS volume, it looks like it stores scripts on the encryted volume to encrypt other data volumes. So, you would have to boot up in ultimate to see the HP and XP volumes. So my guess is no on protecting all 4 partitions, if you want to be able to boot up in HP and XP. Here is where I was getting this from...


Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption Frequently Asked Questions

Read other 15 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 30

Hi , Can someone please explain how to use this program ? I try it once on my drive and it created another smaill drive . why ? Even though now I reformated my computer back to original way it was before this . I am now curious as to what this program does and how to use it ?

Thank you

A:BitLocker ?

That will explain better than i could do
BitLocker Drive Encryption - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Read other 5 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 30

Hi,

I want to ask that, if I used Bitlocker on the PC, then after months, I want to sell the PC. But I've saved some personal information on that PC. So, I want to use DBAN to wipe the HDD. Will the Bitlocker stop me for doing so?


Million Thanks

A:BitLocker

Hi h24,

Bitlocker cant stop you from wiping the hdd with DBAN or any other format utility.

Steven

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 30

Got one of my drives locked by bitlocker (don't ask me how, I updated to win 10, got problems and reverted back to win 8.1, and then it was locked without me ever activating it). The only option I got in my bitlock manager is to unlock drive, but when clicking
that link I get the message "There are no supported protectors on this drive. The drive can't be unlocked.", and I do not get any option to enter any sort of key or password. 
Anyway, found a recovery key on onenote and tried to unlock from command prompt in admin mode with "manage-bde -unlock D: -RecoveryKey <myverylongkey>", and got the result "ERROR: An error occurred while attempting to read the key from
disk.

So I assume the key has to be on a file to be able to use the command prompt to unlock it. How do I get the onenote key to disk? Why did Bitlocker turn on on my computer? Why do I not get the option to enter recoverykey from the Bitlock manager? And will
it work to unlock it if I get the key to a file?

Read other answers