Microsoft Windows technology for full disk(volume) encryption.

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Bitlocker or SecretZone?

I want to encrypt an external hard drive (and only the external hard drive). What are the advantages/disadvantages of Samsung SecretZone vs bitlocker (I'm on Windows 7 Enterprise). One issue I've ...
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How to turn on bitlocker on 4 TB USB HDD?

When trying to turn on Bitlocker on an external 4 TB USB HDD using Windows 7, there's error A device attached to the system is not functioning. in a rather unhelpful dialog, as shown below: Now ...
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BitLocker (Lost bitlocker password and recovery key) [closed]

Lost my bit-locker password and recovery key. I don't have any method unlock my partition. I tried to use some methods but i couldn't unlock my partition
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BitLocker “Encryption in progress” dialog after reboot - what did I do wrong?

Yesterday, I connected an empty external hard drive to my laptop and then enabled BitLocker encryption for that drive via the control panel (this is Windows 8.1). Everything seemed to work properly, ...
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Is there any way to auto-unlock a bitlocker OS drive without a TPM?

I'd like to encrypt the system drive on my desktop computer, but I routinely use it remotely so I don't want to be stuck putting in a password or USB stick on boot. My primary concern is with someone ...
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Possible to make bitlocker prompt for password everytime?

I want a solution that will encrypt my drives and ask for password the first time I try to access a drive after boot, is BitLocker able to do that? If so, how?
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Bitlocker and wireless security

I would like to know if my laptop is bitlocker enabled, and I use it to access internet based services through public wireless connections, can a hacker steal cookies from me and pose as me despite ...
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How to delete partitions from a bitlocker ssd on tablet

Let me start off by saying usually when I come across this I just take the drive out and hook to another comp and delete that way. I am pretty sure the ssd is on-board. ALSO SO EVERYONE IS ON THE ...
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Remotely enter BitLocker encryption key

Is it possible to remotely enter a BitLocker encryption key? Ideally I want to be able to remotely wake a PC over the network (WOL) to then RDP into it, however the boot drive is BitLocker encrypted.
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Windows 8.1 Bitlocker Automatic Recovery appears if computer is force shut down

Whenever I force shut down my ASUS Zenbook UX301LA (by holding down the power button or when the computer crashes), when I boot the computer up again, after entering my password as usual, I get ...
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Bitlocker decryption not starting

I was about to do a fresh install of Windows 7 64bit on a laptop currently running Windows 7 32 bit with a Bitlocker encrypted 232GB hard-drive with 1.54GB free. I have already backed up all the data ...
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Decrypting a BitLocker-ed that uses TPM

I'm looking at Dislocker but i cant figure out if a drive that is locked using TPM, but has those details stored in AD, can be opened using Dislocker. Does anyone know? EDIT: Dislocker is a linux ...
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Bitlocker is not available for my second hard drive

I encrypted my C: drive using bitlocker. Although my notebook doesn't have TPM, I changed the Local Computer Policy to enable bitlocker without TPM and it worked just fine. I want to do the same with ...
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Bitlocker without TPM: does the USB drive have to remain in the laptop?

I'm using TrueCrypt to encrpyt my harddrive, but with the vague ending of this product, I want to switch to Bitlocker. As I don't have a TPM chip in my laptop, I want to use a USB drive to ...
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Group policy error when adding BitLocker password using manage-bde

I am trying to add a password for BitLocker using manage-mde. manage-bde -protectors -add c: -password And receive the following error. ERROR: An error occurred (code 0x8031006a): Group Policy ...
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How to retrieve information from an encrypted drive?

I encrypted my "F" drive and stored the recovery key. After someday, I tried to open the drive by typing the correct password but it wouldn't unlock. I then tried to unlock it by recovery key but ...
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Is it better to use Bitlocker or the built-in-drive-encryption that my ssd offers?

System: Intel i7 4790 ( has AES-NI function ) ASUS Z97-PRO mobo Samsung 250GB EVO ssd ( with built in encryption option ) Windows 7 x64 If i just want to encypt my boot drive with AES256 or ...
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Does change of password require re-encryption whole partition in BitLocker?

I would like to ask whether change of BitLocker password requires reencryption of whole partition? My encrypted partition is 800GB big and it would take a lot of time. If re-encryption is not ...
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Can't encrypt with bitlocker: “the specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted”

I have encrypted my primary drive with bitlocker (C:) and am looking to encrypt D:\ which is a stand-alone second hard drive. However, I get an error message in the "Bitlocker Drive Encryption (D:) ...
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Bitlocker Formatting Cancel

I have 500 GB HDD separated into 100 GB partitions and i have a partition in which each and every file is important so i have secured it with bit-locker........one day i wasn't at home and my small ...
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Why does Bitlocker keep on showing me this error?

Bitlocker keeps on showing that "an error occurred" and points to a "hardware fault". However, even after I ran chkdsk /r, I keep on getting this error when decrypting. Here's an image of the error ...
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Is auto-logon on laptop with encrypted hard drive secure? [closed]

I have the complete hdd of my laptop encrypted (with the Windows built-in Bitlocker) and thus have to login two times upon booting (Bitlocker and user account). Since I'm the only person using the ...
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Paused BitLocker encryption because no longer want to encrypt the hard drive - how do I get out of encrypting?

I'm hoping someone can help. I'm not a techy and can't seem to find the same question already answered. I went to encrypt (using BitLocker) a Buffalo hard drive but after it took about 1 min to ...
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Bitlocker with 2 SSDs in RAID 0 - Does TRIM function?

I've found that in Windows 7 and 8 if you have one of the newer versions of Intel Rapid Storage Technology the TRIM command is passed to SSDs in a RAID configuration (see here for example ...
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Why does BitLocker need a minimum volume size of 64 MB?

Since the future of TrueCrypt appears to be still unclear, I figured I'd try to get my stuff migrated into BitLocker at least for the time being. I nearly never have to access my encrypted data from ...
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Bitlocker: hardware or software encryption without a TPM?

I'm about to setup a Samsung 840 EVO SSD as the system drive with Windows 8.1 Pro, attached to an Asus P8Z68-V Pro mobo (which doesn't have a TPM). I'll also attach a Western Digital Black HDD for ...
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Encryption on SDD without encryption support

I have a SanDisk Extreme II SSD. Despite using Marvell 88SS9187 controller, the drive does not support hardware encryption of any kind. I read around a bit and found that most software does encryption ...
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Full disk encryption configuration

I'm buying a new Windows computer and I want to configure it to be secure. I want to use full disk encryption. My question is will my SSD work on a different computer in case my computer breaks. Also, ...
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BitLocker USB Drive removed while accessing, filesystem is corrupt, can it be fixed?

(Similar to: Drive removed while accessing, filesystem is corrupt, can it be fixed?, but with the added complexity that the drive had BitLocker on...) Hi, I am facing the following problem with an ...
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How to use “Used Disk Space Only” encryption in Windows 7

I'd like to know if Bitlocker's "Encrypt Used Space Only" feature in Windows 7 can be tuned to speed up the encryption process, for instance by tweaking the registry or adding services or packages. Is ...
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What are GPT Protective volumes on Windows 8 and can they be recovered?

I have seen a few GPT Protective volumes now with Windows 8.x. These are default configurations where the users are very "un-savvy" and so they did not enable anything as far as additional security ...
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Separate BitLocker encryption for dual-boot Win 7 & 8 system--make only one drive accessible at a time

I am trying to setup a PC with the following setup: Dual boot, Win 7 and Win 8.1, each with their own partition. Both partitions encrypted with BitLocker At boot time, I select the OS I want to ...
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PC overheats when at BitLocker password prompt

I have very strange problem... first, some details: Windows 8.1 Pro motherboard: ASUS Z87-A Intel core i7-4770k CPU cooler: Corsair H90 (hydro) chassis: thermaltake mk-1 I've encrypted my system ...
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After Bitlocker Decrypt Disk is Write Protected

I have an internal HDD that was previously a Win7 boot disk and was encrypted with Bitlocker. I replaced the old computer with a new one with a new HDD. I moved the old Bitlocker encrypted HDD to ...
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Do the Bitlocker Keys Clear from Physical Memory after Shutdown?

It is claimed that Passware Kit Forensic can recover passwords or keys of drives encrypted by Bitlocker. This needs an image of the encrypted drive plus a so-called Physical Memory image of the target ...
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Bitlocker Drive Decrypt Methods

I have a hard disk 1,5TB with 2 partitions 1TB and 0,5TB. The one partition 1TB was encrypted with Windows 7 bitlocker. One day the encrypted bitlocker partition failed to boot and seems like damaged ...
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Find out type of encrypted hard disk

say you get a random harddisk into your hands which is encrypted. is it possible just from the layout of the data to see what kind of encryption has been used? i.e. Bitlocker, Truecrypt, dcrypt?
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Encrypted hard drive with Bitlocker and the recovery and destruction of files

I have a 500 GB hard drive with Bitlocker I've encrypted it. But because I was a failure recovery, but because it was encrypted files were encrypted. Now there is a way to restore my files? If so do ...
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Access iDrive Bitlocker partition on different installation of Windows 8

This question is related to my attempts of getting Bitlocker to work with a Crucial M500 SSD's hardware encryption (i.e. Windows iDrive) - on Windows 8.1 on a Lenovo T440p. I have 2 SSDs in the ...
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BitLocker missing in Windows 8.1 Pro

This is a TPM-free laptop dual booting to Windows 8.1 Pro and Windows 7 Pro. BitLocker was turned on in Windows 8 Pro (before upgrading to 8.1) via group policy. Everything was fine initially, but ...
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Bitlocker on a laptop without carrying around recovery key

We have a rule in my company that all PC drives must be encrypted with BitLocker, including laptops. My own Windows 8 laptop has a tendency to hang at shutdown, black screen but the computer never ...
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I initiated decryption of my bitlocker drive from Windows 8 recovery prompt. Any indication how long it will take?

Booted into the Windows 8 recovery menu to see if I could decrypt my secondary HDD with the recovery tools. Found that I can do it in the dos prompt there after unlocking the drive. However, after ...
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What would happen after Bitlocker put the system into recovery mode

What would happen after Bitlocker put the system into recovery mode? I find it wasn't clear in all the materials that I read. This one, Bitlocker asks for recovery key and starts automatic recovery, ...
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windows 7 bitlocker unlocking with recovery key

I have forgotten the bitlocker startup pin for my windows 7 laptop and cannot gain access to it. Bitlocker was suspended and continually requests the pin and never goes to the screen to enter the ...
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Bitlocker Will Not Encrypt on Fixed-Data Drive

I have recently encrypted my system (C:) drive, using Bitlocker, on my W7 Enterprise box. This machine is not associated with a domain. I would like to encrypt my remaining fixed data drives, as well. ...
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Repair Corrupt Bitlocker Files - Windows 8.1

In the past I have never used BitLocker, but recently I have become interested in setting it up on both my mom's computer as well as my own. We both had Windows 8 Pro on which we never used Bitlocker, ...
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BitLocker Drive Encryption Disappeared after Windows 8.1 Pro Upgrade [duplicate]

In view of the fact that I have new information about this problem, I have requested that the moderators remove this post, and have made a fresh new one. The new question can be found here. Prior to ...
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When does BitLocker unlocks auto-unlockable disks?

Sorry for the tongue-twister in the title :) I have 2 hard disks, one small and fast (system) and other big and slow (data), both fixed. I want to have both of them fully encrypted, and for that ...
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Is OPAL eDrive (Full-Disk Encryption) composable with Intel Smart Response Techonology?

I've just ordered a Haswell laptop with a 2.5" SATA hard disk. According to the service manual it has an mSATA slot (there are also Ultrabooks where a 24GB SSD is pre-installed and pre-configured as ...
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BitLocker Error “The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect”

I am trying to enable BitLocker on my Windows 8.1 Pro x64 machine. Since it doesn't have a TPM chip, I also had to enable the group policy option to Allow BitLocker without a compatible TPM. Now when ...