Microsoft Windows technology for full disk(volume) encryption.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
24 views

After formatting my PC bitlocker won't ask for a password to access external partition

I used Bitlocker to encrypt one partition of my removable hard drive. I definitely remember my password but I don't have the recovery key. I had to format my computer and now when I try to open the ...
-1
votes
0answers
10 views

Windows 7 Diable Startup Repair on BitLocker machine

We pushed out a gpo startup script to disable Repair Startup on all windows 7 computers that have BitLocker enabled. Noticed that everytime the computer restart/shutdown, we must supply a Bitlocker ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

Windows 10 Shows Orange Screen with White Vertical Lines on boot

Orange Screen (See picture below) pops up right after Dell loading screen. Dell Bios is latest version (A07) Bit Locker is enabled Surprisingly, I am able to key in Bit Locker password at this ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Re-locking BitLocker encrypted drive WITHOUT a drive letter

The operating system is Windows 7 Enterprise. I have an encrypted NTFS drive mounted at C:\mount_point. I successfully encrypted it with BitLocker GUI (in control panel) and can unlock it with ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Can you still update Windows tiers

I need to deploy BitLocker to 30 computers and these machines run Windows 7 Home and I was curious if it is still possible to update to Ultimate or will these machines need to go Windows 10?
-1
votes
1answer
19 views

Converting a non-lettered partition from FAT32 to NTFS

I'm working on setting up BitLocker in Server 2012. After enabling TPS in BIOS, I attempted to enable Bitlocker. The following error appeared: BitLocker Drive Encryption operating system drives ...
1
vote
3answers
83 views

Is a Bitlocker encrypted drive safe to dispose?

Based on the nowadays public knowledge about the strongness of the Bitlocker encryption - and supposing the user thinks the Bitlocker password is strong enough to make bruteforce unviable with the ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Which windows services are ok to: SC Type= own?

Looking at the best answer to "How to find memory usage of individual Windows services" posted on Server Fault it looks like SC Config ServiceName Type= own is the best way to 'split-off' services ...
1
vote
1answer
94 views

Cannot Eject USB Drive With NTFS and Bitlocker

I have an external HDD (WD My Passport Ultra) formatted with NTFS and encrypted with Bitlocker (Windows 10). After plugging in the drive, I can no longer remove the drive using "Eject". The error is ...
1
vote
0answers
38 views

bitlocker on/off after uefi flash and recovery key has changed?

Amendment: I noticed that though, BL is turned off, that when I try to use recovery options in Windows 10, or when I turn off and back on the TPM in UEFI, that the BL "recovery key" from the original ...
0
votes
0answers
72 views

Remove bitlocker from Windows 10

I have a big problem with Bitlocker on Windows 10: I do not use this system of encryption and every thing is off in the control panel. Sometimes , when I connect hard drives on the USB ports, ...
1
vote
0answers
102 views

Bitlocker Performance Hit around 60%?

I enabled 128 bit AES Bitlocker on my machine expecting to take a single digit performance hit on read/write time (based on what I had read online). However, with ATTO Disk Benchmark I am seeing a ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Bitlocker stuck in limbo?

CHKDSK on boot revealed no errors. I did run the Sandisk scan utility and there is one damaged sector but it has been flagged/moved to a backup (or whatever they call it) and it's "Healthy". I ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Missing on-screen keyboard for Bitlocker

I have a Lenovo Yoga tablet that identifies on the command prompt as 20C30024US with the csproduct get name command. It runs Windows 8 x64 Enterprise with Bitlocker enabled. This tablet has no ...
1
vote
0answers
41 views

Windows 10 pro bitlocker is not working

My Dell laptop has Windows 10 professional edition and previously it has a working bitlocker program. But now can't open bitlocker using start menu or control panel.When I search bitlocker from start ...
0
votes
1answer
18 views

Boot from CD triggers Bitlocker

using Paragon, I have deleted the recovery partition. Afterwards, Windows 8.1 would not boot anymore. Then I tried booting from a Partition Manager CD, but when I try to boot from the CD, the ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Encrypt multiple hard drives in Windows, each required for boot

I have two drives, a small SSD (boot device) and a much larger drive for data. I want to encrypt these drives, but the problem is that both of them need to be available at boot time. I have many ...
1
vote
0answers
336 views

Installing Bitlocker on Windows 7 with TPM version 2.0 chip

We are trying to turn on bitlocker with Windows 7 where the laptop is new and has a TPM version 2.0 NOT 1.4 chip in it. We cannot upgrade to Windows 10 due to company policy rules and we have tried ...
1
vote
3answers
614 views

How do I ensure that BitLocker can't be bypassed with a recovery key?

I want to encrypt my hard drive using BitLocker, but it requires me to create a recovery key. Now, I understand why this is important, as there may be cases where my password alone can't unlock the ...
0
votes
1answer
62 views

Bitlocker: Manage-bde unable to unlock drive: “The current directory is invalid.” error occurs

I've encrypted one of my drives with Bitlocker and am successfully able to lock the drive via manage-bde with the following command manage-bde -lock H: -ForceDismount However, when I try to unlock ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

How can I enlarge the Recovery partition?

I tried to enable BitLocker, following http://superuser.com/a/957256 However, my Recovery partition lacks 15MB to accommodate Winre.wim. Is there an easy way to enlarge a partition? I have enough ...
0
votes
0answers
47 views

Windows Server 2012 Backup: How do I enable Bitlocker on a hard disk that is “dedicated” for backups?

I'm using the Windows Server Backup wizard to backup server data to an external hard drive. Unfortunately, the room where this server is can't be secured, so my biggest concern is that anybody could ...
1
vote
0answers
33 views

Bitlocker key not saving to USB

In Windows 10 Pro, I'm trying to set BitLocker to use a USB drive to unlock rather than a password. I choose Insert a USB flash drive on the Choose how to unlock your drive at start-up screen, select ...
0
votes
1answer
73 views

Bitlocker on Samsung 840 EVO SSD without TPM: Stuck on Password screen

I've a problem using Bitlocker to encrypt my Samsung 840 EVO SSD on Windows 10. When enabling Bitlocker the blue password screen before booting Windows freezes after inserting a correct password. The ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Windows 10 Dell Desktop, Bitlocker Enabled, password screen before boot only gives 4 seconds before shutdown

I honestly have never seen anything like this before. I have a Windows 10 XPS Dell desktop, it came with Windows 8.1 and I upgraded to Window 10 a few months back. I am unsure if this problem ...
0
votes
0answers
54 views

Access BitLocker drive from within .NET C# Application?

Can I open a password protected drive just from withing my .NET C# app? I need to unlock & access files from app, but not visible from Windows Explorer. I need some encrypted app only virtual ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

Autorun a bat file after a predefined inactive period

Is there a way to auto run the following command after a predefined inactive time? manage-bde -lock G: This DOS command activates the bit lock on windows on a removable G drive. I want preferably ...
0
votes
0answers
73 views

How secure is BitLocker without a TPM, using SED?

I'm trying to find a source for some basic information about BitLocker. Say I have a self-encrypting drive (SED) like a Samsung EVO, but no TPM. I enable BitLocker. There are two options: Password ...
0
votes
0answers
39 views

How to decrypt an individual file from a BitLocker encrypted usb

I have a USB drive that I recently encrypted using BitLocker On-the-go, I accidentally deleted a file on it that I needed and so I used recuva to restore the files. The files were in perfect condition ...
-4
votes
1answer
58 views

I had locked my server desktop hard disk D and E with protection of Bit Locker

I had locked my server desktop hard disk D and E with protection of Bit Locker using the uniform password for all the drives and the computers. My computer technician had unplugged from the socket ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Recovering files after resetting Windows when using Bitlocker?

I was asked to help recover files from a Windows 8.1 notebook by the owner's family after he passed away, but he had used a Microsoft account as his Windows account, so the entire drive was encrypted ...
-1
votes
1answer
49 views

Alternatives for BitLocker technology [closed]

I am looking for a program that can encrypt external hard disk and doesn't need third party application to decrypt. All I found is BitLocker but the problem is that I don't have pro version of ...
0
votes
0answers
42 views

Bitlocker, eDrive and cloning

I have an existing Windows 8.1 installation that I want to copy to a Samsung SSD that supports eDrive for hardware accelerated encryption. The machine meets all the requirements. Is it possible to ...
0
votes
1answer
76 views

I've forgotten my bitlocker key and password, is there a way to get my computer running again?

My brother was playing games on my Surface RT (mainly only used for Steam games) and he messed with some settings and managed to enable Bitlocker encryption without my knowledge and he has no idea ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Laptop for repair: Encrypting operating system volume from another Windows 10 instance

My ASUS TP300LA hybrid just won't boot ( turns on, HDD on, screen seems to be powered up as there's a flicker when turning on machine - but won't finish POST and display ASUS logo, just hanging in ...
0
votes
2answers
503 views

Mac OS X partition doesn't boot after enabling Bitlocker

I have dualboot MacBook Pro. After enabling Bitlocker in Windows 10 I am not able to boot my OS X partition. Only recovery partition is bootable. I am able to open my OS partition from Windows and see ...
1
vote
1answer
658 views

How to repair corrupted external hard drive

I have a 1.5 TB (1, 500 Gigabytes) Western Digital External Hard Drive. It was encrypted using Bitlocker in Windows a long time ago, but earlier I decided to decrypt it so I can use my HD in my TV. ...
0
votes
0answers
48 views

Repair BitLocker Partition

Recently, when trying to update from windows 7 to Windows 10, I did something wrong: With "diskpart", I selected my main drive, ran the "clean" command, and created a partition, as follows: X: \ ...
3
votes
1answer
275 views

Why does BitLocker want a recovery key instead of a password?

I have a .vhd image of a BitLocker encrypted drive. When I mount and double click the drive, BitLocker wants me to enter a 48-digit recovery key and doesn't ask for a password. Why is that so and ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

Manage USB Bitlocker Keys through Windows Domain

I have read though many articles including this to figure out how to manage recovery keys for USB drives in a Domain. However this article is mainly detailing how to recover domain attached PC drives ...
2
votes
0answers
35 views

Can BitLocker be forced not to use the TPM when one is available?

I have a Dell D420 laptop. I want to encrypt my Windows 8.1 installation using BitLocker, however this computer appears to have a TPM installed and I do not want to use it. BitLocker keeps telling me ...
2
votes
1answer
168 views

Windows 10 V1511 - Mounting External Encrypted Drive Error “The parameter is incorrect”

I don't normally use encrypted volumes on my Windows 10 Professional machine but had a need to do so today. I normally use the drive on another system that runs Windows 7 Enterprise. I discovered ...
0
votes
1answer
116 views

cannot enable bitlocker on previously partially encrypted HD

I'm on windows 10 1511 build. I've started encrypting an external HDD with bitlocker with the new XTS-AES encryption and later realized this is going to cause problems for my recovery system (macrium ...
-1
votes
1answer
123 views

Bitlocker on Windows 10

A year and a half ago I successfully encrypted my external Western Digital hard drive using Bitlocker. After a few days I disabled Bitlocker, so the decryption process started. Halfway through this ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Where is the AD Bitlocker Recovery info found in Excel using Power Query?

I was wondering where do I find the Bitlocker Recovery information in Excel/Power Query if it's stored in Active Directory? That is to say, what is the name and data type of the field, and what do I ...
1
vote
1answer
60 views

If Bitlocker is turned on, How to decrypt OS volume when boot up?

I want to know decrypting process when boot up encrypted volume using BitLocker. Because MS says, it is encrypting entire disk drive whether the volume is installed OS or not, which means the file ...
1
vote
0answers
344 views

BitLocker hardware encryption cannot be activated on Win10 10586/1511

I'm having trouble enabling hardware encryption with BitLocker using Windows 10 build 10586 on a clean install with a Samsung 850 SSD. The encryption worked flawlessly before on build 10240. I've ...
0
votes
0answers
108 views

How to enable Bitlocker hardware encryption on Bare-Metal VHDX

I have a Crucial MX200 SED, and I want to use the hardware (not software) encryption on VHDX disks, including the operating system VHDX. The SED is OPAL 2 compliant. However, the Crucial website ...
0
votes
1answer
100 views

How to enlarge or move bitlocker system partition

I have 2 partitions on my 120 GB SSD (one for system, one for multimedia data which rarely changes). I am using Bitlocker encryption for both partition. After I have replaced the SSD with larger one, ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Successfully encrypted with Bitlocker but it did not install Recovery Console in startup partition

So I successfully encrypted my SSD on my laptop (older Dell Precision M6300). Everything went smoothly except that during the setup process, it could not install the recovery console on the new ...