I am currently setting up my new Dell XPS 15 notebook and created a truecrypt volume (partition) on my harddisk, the OS is preinstalled Win 7 Home Premium. After reboot, Truecrypt wants to auto mount the partition, but the password is not accepted two times. On the third try, it shows that the volume header is damaged and that I should repair it by replacing it by the embedded backup header. After reparing, the problem seems fixed and I can mount/unmount multiple times without issues.
When I reboot the system, however, the volume header seems to be damaged again. Could this be some kind of recovery software that is preinstalled by DELL that changes partition headers?
EDIT: In the meantime, I found two things out:
- If I configure a drive letter for the unencrypted drive (which I don't want permanently), mounting the partition in Truecrypt works even after reboot
- If I don't assign drive letter and open the partiton in a HEX editor after reboot, I can see the word "RECOVERY" in clear text next to the beginning.
Please note, that there is a DELL recovery partition on my harddisk that is name Recovery, has no drive letter assigned and should not interfere with my encrypted partition at all.