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UAC elevation prompt for WD Drive Unlock.exe to unlock external HD

Q: UAC elevation prompt for WD Drive Unlock.exe to unlock external HD

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Western Digital WD My Passport 2 TB external hard drive
Western Digital's security software allows a password to be set on the external drive, encrypting it. When the drive is connected to a PC, a virtual CD (VCD) partition runs (via autorun) an unlocker utility WD Drive Unlock.exe, that allows password entry.
When I connect the locked drive to a Windows 7 PC (that does not have any WD software installed), the autoun popup appears and I select "Run WD Drive Unlock.exe". At that point, User Account Control (UAC) elevation prompt appears, requiring Administrator
password in order to continue.
WD Drive Unlock then lets me enter password.
Because of UAC elevation, the unlocker can be used only by an Administrator user or by a standard user account who knows the Administrator password.

Is UAC elevation prompt truly necessary?
Is it appearing because Western Digital hasn't coded the unlocker exe correctly, or would any such utility require UAC elevation?

I'd like to find a way that a standard user account can run the unlocker to enter passsword and access the external drive, without having to know the Windows Admin password.

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i have 1 T external Hard that is encrypt by Bitlocker tool .... when in plug in my hard into my computer and enter unlock password it doesn't open it and shows responding error ...i try with the others computers and in shows same error...i have a very very
important files and information in my hard...and i didn't save my recovery password ...please please help me...

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I have an external hard drive that has been encrypted using BitLocker.  It has both Smart Card and Data Recovery Agent key protectors applied to it.  Based on the certificate thumbprint, it is using an expired certificate. I was able to retrieve
the certificate with private key from another computer, and I have imported it into my certificate store on this system. When I enter the command (manage-bde -unlock g: -cert -ct <certificate thumbprint>), I get the error message that "The certificate
failed to unlock Volume G:". I'm not sure what I am doing wrong.  Should the certificate be in a particular store? Should it be in the local computer store or my personal store? I looked at the certificate. When I look at the general tab for the
certificate, it says "you have a private key that corresponds to this certificate".  When I look at the thumbprint on the details tab, it matches the one that I see listed after typing this command: manage-bde -protectors -get g:
I know there must be something I'm overlooking but I'm not sure what.

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1st of all, im not sure in which topic i have to post this issue,
sorry if im post it in wrong page

unlock.exe <-- using this software, its locked all the access, and unable to unlock,

/me if this software run has admin, we can unlock it back,
but, the rite click was disabled,
to repair registry, locked too,
to access C:, locked too...

Its all checked - have to unchacke

Ubah - Change
Keluar - Exit
Settingan yang diubah - changed settings
Tambah Toolbar - Add Toolbar
Hapus History - clear History
Tidak ada autorun - No Autorun
Jam Taskbar - Taskbar Clock

The Software -

Please Guide me,
Thanx alot...

- NavinS

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I own an external hard drive of 500GB Seagate Go in which i have stored many valuable data. While encrypting this drive accidentally the laptop {in which i am using Windows7) went off the encryption was 14% done and the drive was set to auto-unlock on my
laptop. when i restarted the my laptop was unable to unlock the drive (It's reading the drive but not showing on windows explorer and i tried to mange it from bitlocker drive encryption in control panel but bitlocker stopped responding) so I tried to unlock
this on my friend's computer but again the same thing happened after that i tried other steps from




but nothing seems to work out.

suppose the other information needed are as follows:

BitLocker Drive Encryption Recovery Key

 The recovery key is used to recover the data on a BitLocker protected drive.

To verify that this is the correct recovery key compare the identification with what is presented on the recovery screen.

Recovery key identification: 516G88BE-4141-42

Full recovery key identification: 516F88BE-4141-42D8-A247-4997D3F57FDA

BitLocker Recovery Key:

<... Read more

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Hello folks,

I am new here and just joined the community. I need help regarding my brand new My Passport Ultra 3TB drive which I got a week back and I am facing a problem with it. Actually I got it in my home country before flying to another one for work and copied all the data into this drive from my home laptop (Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit) and encrypted it using the WD Security.

Now, in the host country, when I connect the drive to my work laptop (Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit), it detects the drive (installed all the drivers, shows up in the device manager and also in the disk management as fully unallocated 2.7TB) but I don't get any unlock prompt to put my password in to get it unlocked. It doesn't show up at all under My Computer or anywhere, basically nothing happens and it just keeps sitting there. I have read some old threads here about some similar issues and I think they call it "uninitialized" and people got excellent advice from the experts here.

Here's the screenshot of the disk-management screen:

Please note that I have tried to connect the drive to other laptops (all Windows 7 64 bit) as well with the same result.

On WD Security software I only get the "Set Security" option for this new drive which is strange because it already has the password/security set up and it should give the unlock prompt and ask the password instead of the "Set Security" dialogue. I once tried to type in the the same password for new set security t... Read more

A:Brand New WD Passport Ultra 3TB No Unlock Prompt/Unallocated !

So, I have been trying to get the PW window back up but it's not for some damn reason. I managed to get a screenshot of it by keeping the cursor on its window in the taskbar. Please have a look below. It's still at 2% and a total of ~40 hours have passed since I started this scan. Not sure what to do. Can't tell if it's even progressing or not. And if I want to cancel the scan now, I will have to reboot the laptop since the PW is not accessible and not coming back up

R/Faisal` .

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Hi all,

I've enabled BitLocker (Win 10 Pro) on a Dell laptop Inspiron 5558 and all went well.

BUT.... When I power on the computer the familiar light blue BitLocker screen appears but there is no prompt to enter the key. Just a light blue screen, nothing else whatsoever. However, I can enter the BitLocker key (blind, of course) and then viola Windows boots up properly! So BitLocker is working.

I would normally suspect a display driver issue but the BitLocker code happens long before any device-specific display driver would load (right?). Anyone else seen this or have suggestion on what to do?

A:BitLocker normal light-blue screen but no unlock prompt. Still works!

Same Happening on a Windows 10 installed Dell Vostro 2520.
Also being reported over on the MS forums:

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One of the folders on my external hard drive is locked. I have been unable to unlock it. I get the message "Cannot unlock, some pocsses are still lockig it. The process seems to be "wmpnetwk.exe" I don't use WMP so will happily uninstall it if necessary but am a bit lost. Any help appreciated!

A:Cannot unlock a folder on External HD

I assume you have already tried disconnecting/reconnecting the external drive as well as rebooting?

I see that process running on my system but have not encountered the issue you are describing. What leads you to believe that is what's blocking you?

Instead of deleting wmp, click on Start, then type "Administrative Tools" then select Services. From there you can find "Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service". Right-click on it and then you can click on Stop to stop for this session or you can go into Properties and disable it to prevent it from running in the future.

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my external hard disk with password protected by bitlocker drive encryption.....I forgot password and the system where i need to operate is new one. How to get it resolved? Kindly suggest the proper procedure to unlock the hard disk

A:Unlock bitlocker for external hard disk

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Sir how are u or any one .can you tell me how to unlock and lock drives in Xp and 98............
[email protected]

A:How to Unlock Drive in Xp And 98

Rozesez said:

Sir how are u or any one .can you tell me how to unlock and lock drives in Xp and 98............
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how to lock and unlock drives in 98 and Xp
[email protected]

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Hey everyone,
    I was locked my drive using bitlocker but unfortunatly i was forgetted my password and losted recovery key.I need help for unlock my drive.Is there any way or any command that help me to unlock drive.
  Please help me.
Thanks in advance.
yogesh javeer.

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Sir how are u or any one .can you tell me how to unlock and lock drives in Xp and 98............
[email protected]

A:How to Unlock Drive in Xp And 98

Rozesez said:

Sir how are u or any one .can you tell me how to unlock and lock drives in Xp and 98............
[email protected]Click to expand...

how to lock and unlock drives in 98 and Xp
[email protected]

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I have recently bought a great piece of software called 'System Mechanic 6'
I am currently using it to fix the problems that have haunted my Hard-drive for a while now.

Today, When I ran a Hard-Drive scan to fix any errors to my hard-drive,
The scan finished, but on the summary at the end of the scan
it told me my C: Drive was locked and it couldnt be fixed.

So, I basically need to know how to unlock it
As in which program to use
and what command I use to unlock it

I would also like to know how I can Lock it again afterwards
to prevent any immediate re-infection of my hard-drive :)

A:How do I unlock C: Drive on Windows XP ?


The HDD is locked when its in use usually. The LOCK command blocks direct access by programs that can corrupt file names and/or destroy disk data, resulting in the loss of files on your disk. I've never used this piece of software but you won't have to use the HDD repair function, Windows has one that is perfectly adequate and suited for it.

-Go to Start>Run>type: chkdsk /r and hit enter.
-You will be prompted and choose Y and reboot.
-It will run on restart and do all the necessary checks/repairs needed tp your HDD.

On a side note, in Command Prompt this is how to lock unlock a drive.

LOCK [drive:]

Hit enter and choose Y. Its locked now. For instance drive C: would be:


For unlocking

UNLOCK [drive:]

The same as before, you would type unlock followed by drive location.

Let us know how that goes.

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My computers : D drive is locked with bitLocker encrypt. But I have forget my password and lost bitLocker recovery disk. Please help me to get the password.

A:Unlock :D drive of my computer

OUCH! Hello jintho Welcome to the Seven Forums!

Post #12 on one thread seen at Help with lost password. has a few password recovery tools if they will work for this.

The usual end result seen when forgetting a password for an encrpted drive however is simply to reformat the drive to see it made available again at the cost of the data on it. The other thread I can point you to however dealt with the same problem of being locked out of your drive once encrpted. Help with Bitlocker

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Hi everyone. I Have forgot the password of bit-locker. Then I tried recovery key but Recovery Key is not accepted by drive. What is solution?
Please Help Me.

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Recently I downloaded a software "EasyDriveLock.V4" trial version having mentioned 5 free trials. Using this software I locked my D:\ drive and checked for the same and found its access denied, but when i'm trying to unlock it with the same software the D:\ has greyed out for unlocking and directs the page to the software site asking for purchasing though it was a free trial version.

Please help

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I have just tried to Refresh my Windows 8.1 installation, but when running the refresh Windows 8.1 came up with an error I have not seen before, let alone do the refresh.

It displayed a message saying "The Drive is Locked, you will have to unlock the drive to continue" so HOW do you unlock a Hard Drive please ?

Hope someone knows how to do this before I either pull my hair out, or start from scratch and re-format the drive and do a complete new install of Windows 8.1

One thing I have done about a week ago which may be causing this problem is I converted the Drive from MBR to GPT and if this has locked the drive, I am still in the position of not knowing how to fix the problem.

Thanks in advance


A:How to unlock Hard Drive

If you still had the disk set with MBR its a simple fix, not sure how to fix it with GPT

To Fix a a corrupt MBR (Master Boot Record) or corrupt BCD (Boot Configuration Data) follow these steps to repair your PC.
To fix this problem, follow these steps:
1) Insert your Windows installation CD and boot the computer using the CD.
2) As the computer boots, you need to navigate through these prompts to get to the Command Prompt:
- First it asks what language and keyboard you use on the Windows Setup screen. Click the Next button.
- Then on the next screen click the link on the bottom that says "Repair your computer"
- Then on the Choose an option screen, click the Troubleshoot link.
- Then on the Troubleshoot screen, click the Advanced options link.
- Then on the Advanced options screen, click the Command Prompt link.
3) Enter these commands at the command prompt:
- Type: bootrec /fixmbr and press the Enter key
- Type: bootrec /fixboot and press the Enter key
- Type: bootrec /RebuildBcd and press the Enter key
- Then it will ask Yes or No, type: Y
4) After typing the command above, the problem should be fixed. You can follow these steps to restart your computer:
- If you are still in the command prompt type: exit and press the Enter key
- You may want to remove the Windows CD from your computer before restarting.
- Then on the Choose an option screen click the Continue link.
Your computer should now restart normally.

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Well I wouldnt actually say it's locked, but I know i'm confused. I have this external hard drive, and when I was running vista somehow locked the drive, and when i installed windows 7 it took me forever but I finally got to access my files. Only now if I hook it up to a different computer I can't access it, while my other hard drive I have no problems. Also the files on the drive all have pictures of locks on them which is just annoying. Anyone have any ideas as what I can do to solve this?


A:Unlock a hard drive

Have a read of this thread - Take Ownership of file, which is written by one of the mods from here, and it works for Windows 7.

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I have locked my D drive of harddisk by software, and now i am trying hard to unlock that drive, but no change. now how i unlock my D drive of hard disk? by microsoft windows xp professional version 2002

Please help me and tell me how i unlock my D drive,

A:How to unlock my Hard drive

Welcome to TSF

I think you are SOL buddy. If you dont know how then how are we going to help? What software did you use? Whats on the D;| drive?

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ok it's a WD80EB-28CGH2 date 11/ NOV/02 western digital i never tried to hook this up before, because it is said that most xbox hdds have locks that can only be read and unlocked by the mother board, but i dont have the mother board. I never hooked up a extra drive on my xp pc and every time i try to do so nothing will pop up, i dont know where to look to use or open the drive. Im not connecting this threw special usb hdd cable im useing the inside drive connections that the only way i can do this.

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I recently connected an iscsi drive to my asus tablet. I was not aware that bit locker was on. when I disconnected the drive I could not access it on my other pc. I reconnected it to the asus tablet and went to the system screen and turned off bitlocker. I got the screen saying that it was decrypting the drives and I thought all was fine. when all was done I rebooted the tablet and checked the drive. it only decrypted the system drive and tells me the iscsi drive is locked and wants a key. the system never told me it was locking it in the first place and never prompted me to create a key file. HELP!

A:Bitlocker iscsi drive can't unlock

any fix? I have same problem

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I forgot bitlocker PIN on Win10. System gives me recovery key-id but I cannot enter characters like F,B,C etc that are included into the key-id. The input field that says "enter key-id" takes digits only. What am I doing wrong?

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Please I was trying to lock my flash drive with bitlocker but it did not finish installation and stopped at about 81.2% and then my laptop power went down and I removed my flash drive. when eventually I was able to power my laptop on the bitlocker refused
to complete locking and it has refused to remove. please how do I remove the bitlocker.

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just got this old xbox drive and dont know the first thing about software to get this in a useable state need help unlocking this.

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I have an Asus T300LA Transformer with Win8.1. My keyboard stopped working so wanted to use the recovery utility, but when I get there it says my hard drive is locked and to unlock it. How do I do that?

A:Recovery says my drive is locked - how to unlock?

Are you using Encryption like TrueCrypt? If so, maybe you need to turn it of and decrypt the drive first?

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need more space

A:how to unlock old xbox hard drive

Well, not the longest post.. if you want to remove it for pc, just format it. Otherwise, bit more info

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Ok this for the first hard drive I've been trying to unlock my original hard drive again I have a second hard drive that is also locked an would like to get both unlocked so I've been working on the 1st drive to get it unlocked I will try to list what I've
tried to get it unlocked.
I've tried running :
Chkdsk.  f,v,r,l,x,    bootrec/fixmbr , fixmbr , fixboot , scans , rebuildbcd.   Wmic I've tried using different items from here even tried bitlocker cmd.   Bdehdcfg.exe , manage-bide.exe , repair-bide.exe , manage-bde-status an
said that bit is unlocked I've tried booting from a CD , flash drive ,int & my ext drive tried all kinds of things an I'm not getting any where and very frustrated cause now having a new drive to also become locked and trying to getting unlocked using
some of these item on it also an got no where with it and i really wondering why this is happening an what would be causing this issue is win 10 or my WD backup drive I'm at a lost in this matter an could use so e assistance in this matter with both drives
I've kept a booklet and written down things about issue an all my items that I've saved stuff on my phone & tablet to try. 
Thank you in advance for any assistance , Shagg(Jerry)

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Unable to upgrade from 8.1 to Windows 10, keep getting the error message that the drive where windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again. Unsure what to do next, I shut down Norton Security but made no difference.

A:The drive where windows is installed is locked. Unlock.....

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Hey, I'm trying to configure my secondary internal HDD to lock with bitlocker, since acronis won't back it up well with truecrypt, but I still want to encrypt my OS drive with truecrypt since I don't have a TPM, and have to use a USB key to unlock it at startup, which I think is a vulnerability since anyone can just grab my USB and plop it into the computer. Is there any way I can bypass this restriction, or even better, have BitLocker require a startup PIN without having a TPM?

A:The OS drive must be protected by Bitlocker to automatically unlock.


There is a turotial here:
How To Use BitLocker on Drives without TPM - How-To Geek


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Hello, I have an acer aspire one that has been sitting around and I have not been able to use it because the hard disk got locked with a password randomly one day... that was years ago, now I am just trying to do a clean install and wipe everything from the hard drive but I cant even access it. I got ultimate boot cd to start off a usb drive and have tried using dariks boot and nuke, and hdd erase 4... unfortunately hdd erase says it cant access a partition, and DBAN just scrolls forever with a bunch of letters and numbers and does not go to the progress of the autonuke or dod/dodshort screen. So then I tried using HDAT2 off of ultimate boot CD and even then I cant wipe it because it says I need the password... I try using "unlock" but then it says "aborted press any key" or something similar. I need help wiping this drive clean, any help would be appreciated.

A:How can I unlock my hard drive clean with HDAT2?

I have heard people saying that they were able to format a locked HDD with Ubuntu Live CD.

Worth trying.

You may download Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 32bit from Download Ubuntu Desktop | Ubuntu

You may burn the ISO to a CD or create a bootable pen drive with that ISO using Rufus Rufus - Create bootable USB drives the easy way

Then have a look at this article How to Format a Hard Drive on an Ubuntu Live CD | eHow.com

Let us know how it went. Yep, I would say that you will be experimenting .

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Just want to start off with saying I have read another similar post on this site which can be found here: [SOLVED] Startup Repair cannot repair this computer automatically.

It was promising as the poster was having the exact same errors as me fro the people recommending fixes as me but in the end it turned out he jut had a faulty piece of software. This is what I have done so fa an had no luck with.

I was running windows 10 but im currently running it from a USB stick.

So I was able to stick a memory stick in my PC hoping to reinstall windows on my second hard dive, but I noticed that my first hard drive wasn't dead after all as it wasn't letting me re format hard drive #2 for what ever reasons so I started browsing the tools.

I have gone through countless forums and tried all of this:

A lot of the forums recommended doing these commands, I got to the last one and it always said this:

I also tried resetting my PC. When I choose to reset my PC but keep the files it says

And with deletng the files

Ive also tried running chkdsk C: /f /r /x and the result was

Though I was able to browse through all the folders on my disk

The latest downloaded thing on the machine was a game, otherwise nothing before that.

Massive thanks in advance,

A:My hard drive is locked and wont unlock

You can mark the Windows Partition as Active using DiskPart:
If the drive is Marked as Read Only then you will need to Clear the Attribute:
Windows boot drive is locked, unlock drive [Solved] - Windows - Windows 8

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I'm trying to encrypt my drive with bitlocker..

I'm following the steps here
Scenario 1: Turning On BitLocker Drive Encryption on an Operating System Drive (Windows 7)

When I get to step 5, reboot to see if the system can read the keys could be read.
Upon reboot, windows displays an error..
I can not find anything about this, except for Vista, which says to tweak something in group policy.. But that option isn't there under windows 7 :X

A:[SOLVED] 7: TPM was unable to unlock the drive... bitlocker

Ran a bios update, because I seemed to be 1 version behind.. Nada.
Thinking about trying truecrypt :x

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Hi There

I upgraded a HP laptop to the newest windows 10 version and as per organization requirements started bitlocker encryption on the windows drive.  While the encryption was running the user who uses the computer, for some reason had restarted
the computer while encryption was in progress.

After the restart, it showed an error 0xc0000225 "Unable to find file winload.exe" 
It was not displaying the Bitlocker unlock screen so as to unlock the drive.
I also saved the recovery key and have it printed. 
Although after booting using a win10 usb and using CMD off the bootable usb to try unlock the drive, it did not work.
I used the command  x:\>windows\system32> manage-bde -unlock e: -rp "the 48digit key" 
but it said the password wasnt able to unlock the drive. Not sure why as I have the right key. 
Also note that I used the new encryption method that works only on windows 10.

I also tried removing the harddisk and connecting it to another PC that has windows 10 version 1511 and when clicking unlock drive it says that I need a newer version of windows to unlock the drive. How can that be when I have the newest version??

The user has some important data to recover and any help is appreciated to unlock the drive
The HDD is also a samsund SSD drive


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I set it to deny guests on a previous Vista installation but accidentally denied all including myself. Now I can't get into this drive, but I know (or think) there is a way to let me in again because I've done it before with another drive. Does anybody know what to do? Everything in that list of 4 is set to allow except for Special Permissions, which is empty


A:How do I unlock this drive that denies me access no matter what I do?

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Hey Guys,

I needed to install SQL Server 2014 Management Studio for a database course that I'm taking. I wasn't able to load the database, so I played around with the C drive permissions and I ended up losing all access to my C drive. If I try to go anywhere like Acer Recovery Management or C: Security Tab or UAC, I get "access is denied". I have my Windows 8 recovery USB and I played around in the command prompt but ended up making it worse. (Before I could still log on and use Chrome) but now I'm getting "\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD - You'll need to use Recovery tools" It messed up when I tried this command "bcdboot c:\Windows /l en-us /s x: /f ALL" I tried all the other commands from this website:


except for the paid software:

Easy Recovery Essentials
but haven't bought it yet. I know it can be fixed from the command prompt but I'm not sure how. When I try "Reset / Refresh your PC" from the recovery media, I still get "The drive where windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again" I have all my files saved on Google drive so I don't mind losing anything. What can you suggest?

A:The drive where Windows is installed is locked. Unlock the..

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I have 2 drives on my PC. One SSD where Windows 8.1 is installed and a secondary HDD for movies and stuff.
The SSD is Microsoft edrive compliant so I just enabled BitLocker encryption and set a password, i.e. Pass1.

Later I also encrypted the secondary HDD and DID NOT save the recovery keys when doing that. I clicked smth like Automatically unlock or smth when doing that as the secondary drive was always available when logging in to Windows later. No need to enter a separate password.

Now, I formatted the primary SSD and re installed Windows 8.1 but now I don't have the recovery key for the secondary drive. Is all the data lost or I can somehow use the password to unlock it?

Thank You

A:Unlock secondary BitLocker encrypted drive

Sorry cannot help you with that.

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I bought a new Samsung SSD with self-encrypting capabilities.In the HP Bios/settings, I had the possibility to put a "drive lock" on the disk (I think it's OPAL). I installed an OS, worked for a couple of weeks, everything went fine. During startup, I always had to enter a password to unlock the drive, which is exactly what I wanted. Today, I booted the notebook again, this time I maybe mistyped the password two times, now the drive is locked. I do have the correct password here, but I can't find an option within the BIOS to unlock the drive. No matter where I click within the BIOS, it always tell's me "Drive is Locked". Now, how can I *unlock* the drive when I have the correct password?I tried:  * Security -> DriveLock -> "Set DriveLock Password" -> Error: Drive is Locked  * Security -> DriveLock -> disable "DriveLock password on restart" -> has no effect Help

A:HP Folio 9470m: Drive is Locked - how to unlock?

Answering myself: I don't know it was because of my entering SpareRecovery (and rebooting) or if the Drive Lock expired, but I was able to unlock the drive.

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some of my friends told me that i can protected my drive content with bitlocker password.so i turned on my bit-locker properties On my E: drive. and set a numerical password , save BitLocker Recovery Key text file and it start to encrypting my drive such
as this window

suddenly i pause and close above window and turn off my computer.but when i powered on my pc it doesn't open my drive with all numerical password that i chosen before.and i search a lot and didn't find my text file recovery password to recover my files with
fogot password section.( i search all of *.txt files in my all drives and with the different content but it can't find!!!!)
i do a search in the internet and find nothing.so my all important files and pictures are on my e drive.is it possible to recover them without password and receive text file?does my drive damaged?
here is my e drive output:

Any help would appreciate a lot , Thanks

A:How can unlock my bitlock drive without key file and password

try this:
manage-bde -unlock e: -pw
Hit Enter
We will ask you for password:
Type the password and hit enter
Confirm Password:
confirm the password and hit enter
Let me know the error message?
Manoj Sehgal

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i have reset my win 10 and TMP auto bitlocked my drive
and i can access it back
i have admin privilege

run this:

manage-bde -protectors -get g:
give me 
All Key Protectors

    Numerical Password:
      ID: {FABB0EF1-94F2-426A-99A6-FD733CFC6409}

    External Key:
      ID: {A3BB4185-D72F-4EE2-B649-CFC73FD2EB9C}
      External Key File Name:
how i can't lock my partition 
i have 3 more partition same way

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I just made a mistake and put a locking type SATA cable in my computer and now cannot get it out. The idea is good but the design leaves a lot to be desired. I am afraid of damaging the motherboard by just pulling this thing out of the socket.

I have another identical cable to look at and experiment on and pressing on the metal device on the sides of the head does not do anything that I can see.

Is there a secret to getting these out of the sockets? Once out, I will not be using these again.


A:How to unlock SATA hard drive cable?

Actually, pushing the metal release does depress the two small latches. Try this. Depress the metal release, and put the connector INTO the board first and wiggle it around gently. Then, gently pressing it away from the metal catch, try to remove it.

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Hey Guys,

I needed*to install SQL Server 2014 Management Studio for a database course that I'm taking. I wasn't able to load the database, so I played around with the C drive permissions and I ended up losing all access to my C drive.*If I try to*go anywhere like Acer Recovery Management or C: Security Tab or UAC, I get "access is denied".*I have my Windows 8 recovery USB and I played around in the command prompt but ended up making it worse. (Before I could still log on and use Chrome) but now I'm getting "\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\BCD - You'll need to use Recovery tools" It*messed up when I tried this command "bcdboot c:\Windows /l en-us /s x: /f ALL" I tried all the other commands from this website:


except for the paid software:

Easy Recovery Essentials ?

but haven't bought it yet. I know*it can be fixed*from the command prompt but I'm not sure how. When I try "Reset*/ Refresh your PC" from the recovery media, I still get "The drive where windows is installed is locked. Unlock the drive and try again"*I have all my files saved on Google drive so I don't mind losing anything. What can you suggest?

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I had stored the PFX files once I had created the password, now I have formatted my windows. So how can I use PFX file to unlock my drive.

A:How to unlock Bitlocker drive using recovery of encrypted files

See if this helps: Bitlocker Data Recovery Agent

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Correct bitlocker password & RecoveryKey Can't unlock my drive !
I have an external drive encrypted by bitlocker, and works fine until........... I re-installed the OS One day.

I am petty sure the password is correct, but always  give me error: THE PASSWORD ENTERED IS INCORRECT.

I was trying to use my recovery key, But always says: The Key doesn't match this drive

I have double checked that this ReveryKey matches this drive.- see image below

BTW. I lost the External Key while re-install my OS.

Also tried Repair Tool using the Recovery Key, still no lucky, Here's result:

I don't know what else I can do to get my drive unlocked!

Any one can help me?
Thank you!!

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I have a Microsoft Surface Pro 2 and I am running Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1.

I have been unsuccessful at building a WinPE image that provides BitLocker support. I searched around the internet and found many posts. Eventually, I ended up trying to build it with the various added packages I discovered in the various posts. However, in the end, none worked and this is the message I am getting after booting into my WinPE environment:

manage-bde.exe - Application Error

The instruction at 0xa20afa3b referenced memory at 0x0000013d.
The memory could not be read.

Click on OK to terminate the program

Here are the commands I eventually ended up using to build my WinPE image:


dism /image:C:\boot\macrium\mount /add-package /packagepath:"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.1\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Windows Preinstallation Environment\amd64\WinPE_OCs\WinPE-WMI.cab"
dism /image:C:\boot\macrium\mount /add-package /packagepath:"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.1\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Windows Preinstallation Environment\amd64\WinPE_OCs\WinPE-FMAPI.cab"
dism /image:C:\boot\macrium\mount /add-package /packagepath:"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.1\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Windows Preinstallation Environment\amd64\WinPE_OCs\WinPE-SecureStartup.cab"
dism /image:C:\boot\macrium\mount /add-package /packagepath:"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.1\Assessment and Deployment Kit\Windows Preinstallation ... Read more

A:How to enable BitLocker support (unlock drive) in WinPE 5?

I resolved the issue, but here's how I got to it:

1) I even tried using the 8.0 ADK, but I still got the same error.

2) At one point during my troubleshooting, I stopped just prior to performing the Commit to create the WinPE image. Then I navigated to the <mount directory>\Windows\System32 and ran manage-bde.exe. The result: A Windows error (something to the effect that the program crashed/stopped working).

3) I tried running Notepad.exe and it worked fine.

4) I compared the manage-bde.exe from my mount directory to the one in C:\Windows\System32 using the comp utility and they were identical.

5) I have always been able to run C:\Windows\System32\manage-bde.exe. So I created a "temp" subdirectory in my mount directory and copied C:\Windows\System32\manage-bde.exe. When I tried to run it, I got that error (program crashed/stopped working).

6) Running it from the C:\Windows\System32 directory, however, worked without any issue. This led me to conclude that it required some dependent files in C:\Windows\System32.

7) After a bit more troubleshooting, I discovered that in order for it to run, it needed something in directory C:\Windows\System32\en-US\. I copied that folder I into my "temp" folder on my mount directory and then manage-bde.exe was able to run without any issues.

8) Final solution was to create a subdirectory called "BitLocker" in <mount directory>\Windows\System32, then copy C:\Windows\System32\manage-bde.exe... Read more

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Many hours of googling have not yet yielded a solution...

I have a .bat file that requests input of the PIN to unlock a bitlocker encrypted partition.
I would like to run this before windows LOGON (ask for password during boot).
This is because I placed several of the user directories (desktop etc) onto that partition.
If I do not unlock the drive before login, desktop does not load, and other startup programs (e.g., dropbox, skydrive) cannot access their folders and fail.

I have tried scheduling a task at start up, without success.
The bat file needs to be run as administrator - but even when I indicate "run with highest privilege" it won't run properly.

I have basic knowledge or task scheduler, cmd line, and registry editing (BASIC knowledge...).
So any help you can provide (with details) would be much appreciated!


A:run .bat file to unlock bitlocker drive BEFORE user login

Hi gowanus and welcome to Seven Forums.

Here of MS site they have something it's for windows 2000 but might help in what you need How to Run a Batch File Before Logging on to Your Computer

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Correct bitlocker password & RecoveryKey Can't unlock my drive
I have 2 hard drive in my computer, 1st one runs OS, 2nd one using bitlocker to encrypt and works fine until........... I re-installed the OS on the 1st Drive (didn't touch 2nd drive at all, the only thing is that during the installation, I manually turned
off the power once due to the computer locks up.)
Now when I try to open my 2nd hard drive typing bitlocker password, always says: wrong password.
Then I was trying to use the Recovery Key to unlock, but always say:  the key does not match the drive. -- I am pertty sure this key is for this drive.
Is there anything else I can try? Or any more information needed to help me get my data back?

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