Microsoft Windows technology for full disk(volume) encryption.

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Encrypted Disk + chkdsk = Cannot boot into Windows

Here is the scenario my friend and I have: Installed Norton Utilities and performed "optimize" (mistake 1) Upon reboot, chkdsk runs and starts spitting out "replacing invalid security id with ...
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How to adjust TPM lockout?

I use bitlocker in combination with a TPM on Lenovo T410. The TPM seems to trigger a lock-out after one incorrect password attempt which annoys me to no end. How can I adjust the TPM lockout ...
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reformatting locked drive

I have an old drive I want to reuse. No important data that needs to be recovered, just want to wipe it clean and start anew with it. It is currently locked with BitLocker (used with Vista) and I have ...
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Does Windows BitLocker reduce system performance

I found that my computer has a TPM module to work with BitLocker but now I'm trying to see if it may reduce my system performance... There's my spec: Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0Ghz (VT-x) 2GB of DDR2-800 ...
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How to format a drive encrypted with Bitlocker?

I have a HD protected by Bitlocker. Login, password and restorekey are unknown and all I want to do is wipe the whole drive. When I try to boot from a windows installation cd I have no access to the ...
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I Deleted BitLocker from my comp

Now I cant get onto my external hard drive. If I were to reinstall BitLock would that let me on? Or is it just a crazy coincidence that they same day I unistalled that I cant get on my USB device? And ...
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How do I unlock Bitlocker compect laptop drive (d) in Windows 7? [closed]

I am using Windows 7 compact laptop cq40, one I lock d drive through bitlocker, but now I forgot my password, how can I unlock my drive d without restoring or formatting my d drive datas.
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How do I wipe a drive (currently a Win 7 primary drive) locked with BitLocker?

I have a company laptop, whose one and only hard drive was encrypted with Bitlocker. I have tendered my resignation with that company and they immediately used the remote security policy to lockout my ...
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Recovering data from BitLocker-encrypted hard drive that no longer boots

I had a BitLocker-encrypted drive in my laptop that crashed last night. I have a new hard drive I am building in the laptop but there is some data on the old drive I want to try and recover. I have ...
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Recovery of Bitlocker protected 100Gb drive on Windows 7

I have two operating systems on two different drives. One is Windows 7 and the other Windows XP 32-bit. I used Bitlocker on a 100Gb NTFS drive on Windows 7, which Windows XP couldn't recognize. ...
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Windows 7 Bitlocker disabled but still prompting

My windows 7 bitlocker is disabled, but in the event log i am still getting errors on Bitlocker, and when I reboot I get "Back up your encryption key" prompts. Is there a setting in the registry or ...
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Access hard drive with Bitlocker in external machine without recovery key

On a Windows 7 laptop with Bitlocker enabled, is it possible to access the data on the hard drive in another way if the installation becomes corrupted? Normally, I just enter the PIN when I start the ...
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How to access a BitLocker-encrypted drive in Linux?

I have a laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate. I have encrypted my drives using BitLocker. Now I have also installed Lubuntu along with Windows. But my encrypted drives are not visible in Linux. How ...
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Will my bitlocker partition be compromised if my Windows login is hacked

I am thinking of turning on bitlocker on my 2nd external HDD which is physically connected to my laptop using one of the available bays. For convenience i would like to allow the bit locker drive to ...
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BitLocker status “Not Encryptable” for my USB drives

I encrypted my regular disks with BitLocker, but I am unable to do so with any USB drive I have. When I select the disk in Windows Explorer, I don't have the right-click menu "Manage BitLocker" on ...
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Will turning on bitlocker erase existing data the encrypted partition?

I've got a 700GB external disk. Can i safely turn on bitlocker without erasing any data?
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What if I have used BitLocker and my computer crashes?

Just read Ten Things To Do To Secure An Important Persons Computer and it talks, among other things, about using BitLocker (or TrueCrypt) to encrypt your hard-drive. I have always thought that that ...
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How to I set up the TPM module to give the correct password to the hard drive?

I have bitlocker encryption set up on my system's hard drive. I had a few problems with the computer, and I turned it in for warranty service. It turns out that in the service center they replaced my ...
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Is there any way I can access a bitlocker encrypted Windows 7 drive from Linux?

Is there any way I can access a bitlocker encrypted Windows 7 drive from Linux? I am not using TPM and I do have the key on a USB thumbdrive. So I have all the pieces.
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Updating the Sony Vaio BIOS - how do I know if I have Microsoft BitLocker?

I've got a new Sony Vaio that wants to update its BIOS and then it asks me whether I have Microsoft BitLocker. I don't think so but I want to make sure and maybe you can help me? Could Microsoft ...
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How to turn off [Bitlocker Drive Encryption] dialog box?

Windows 7 always asks when I logged, "Enter password to unlock the drive". I do not want to unlock the drive yet and it's annoying. I'll unlock manually when I need these encrypted data. How can I ...
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Cannot open BitLocker encrypted drive or use recovery key

I have encrypted my D: drive with BitLocker but the drive fails to open even when I enter the correct password. The recovery key is also not working. An error message pops up stating: BitLocker ...
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Recover data from bitlocker partition in Windows 7

I have one hard drive. It's partitioned into 4 partitions, one of them is encrypted by Windows 7 Bitlocker, then I used Acronis Disk Director to merge both partitions during the process PC power off ...
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Windows 7 reinstalled, Bitlocker (or not) encryption issue

I've had to reinstall Windows 7 Ultimate on my PC. I use file encryption for some directories, and I have backups of the .pfx file for the machine. I double clicked the file on the machine and it ...
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Deploying Bitlocker via Unattended OS Installation?

Is there a way to enable Bitlocker during Windows setup?
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Enable Bitlocker and Save Key to Network Share with Unattend?

Is there a way to enable bitlocker and save off key during setup via the unattend file? How else would you deploy bitlocker?
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How to “eject” non-existing USB drive from Windows 7 host?

I use a USB key which is encrypted with BitLocker to store various data. I keep that key with me all the time. What happens all the time is that I send my home computer to hibernate without ...
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Toshiba laptop, Windows 7, bitLocker password problem

I have previously installed Windows 7, Ultimate and used bitLocker for my drive D, after some time, my windows had problems with virus, and I had to reinstall, but as it didn't work properly, I ...
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TrueCrypt vs BitLocker + EFS proper usage

I need to protect sensitive data on my computers both at home & office. Home: Win 7 Ultimate, shared with others, I'm the only admin. Many people boot it. Work: Windows XP Pro under domain, ...
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How to enable Bitlocker without TPM

HP Pavilion complains about Bitlocker saying TPM is not found. Is there a setting that I need to enable in the motherboard or is there an update for it?
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Can Bitlocker be used in a dual boot system with Windows on one drive, Linux on another?

My workplace allows for remote logins to the company network, with certain prerequisites for securing a computer before making the connection, one of which is that Windows must be used to make the ...
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Can't open bitlocker with flash drive

I have activated Bitlocker on my Windows 7-64 bit Ultimate machine. The system put the key on a thumb drive. The system will not open with the key on the thumb drive. It is the same key that ...
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BitLocker dialog: disable the “Show password characters as I type them” checkbox option

Is there a way to turn off or otherwise disable the below option/checkbox on the initial BitLocker dialog that pops up when you insert a BitLocker-encrypted USB key? If the checkbox is checked -- ...
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Migrating Windows 7 to a new drive, cloning the encrypted HDD to SSD

I have laptop with Windows 7. The whole drive is encrypted with Bitlocker. I want to switch magnetic hard drive to SSD. How can I mirror the entire system onto the SSD with the LEAST amount of user ...
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Replace truecrypt container with bitlocker vhd

Right now I'm have truecrypt mount a container file at startup. All that is needed after log on is the truecrypt password and then the container mounts. It stores any personal data on my work ...
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SSD Disk size for Windows 7 ultimate with bit locker

I’m planning to switch to Windows 7 Ultimate with bit locker and I would like to speed up my workstation (notebook) with buying SSD disk. I found out most affordable are for me 120 GB ones, what I’m ...
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How to set marked for backup on volume

I want to use Bitlocker with Windows Home Server but I have read that I need to make sure the volume is marked for backup. I am unclear on how I do this? I have searched around on my volume and do ...
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Run a BitLocker protected Windows 7 installation on VirtualBox from physical drive

I have a broken laptop with its hard drive intact. I'll be getting it repaired in a few days but I must continue my work possibly uninterrupted, so I chose to run the OS in another working laptop (I ...
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Interrupted encryption using Windows 7 BitLocker

Can anyone help me please? While I was encrypting my hard drive with Windows 7's BitLocker, I accidentally pressed the "Cancel" button, and now my hard drive won't accept my password. Is there any ...
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Determining the encryption status of volume encrypted by bitlocker

Is there a reliable way of determining if a Windows 7 volume is encrypted using bitlocker other than using 'manage-bde.exe'? Are there registry values or other files that can be read that will give ...
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How to disable Bitlocker through command prompt?

I turned on Bitlocker on drive F:\ which has alot of important content in it. Now when I try to unlock it the PC hangs. Only restart fixes this. I know the password, but the recover key is lost. Is ...
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Proprietary vs open-source encryption/security software

I just had an argument with colleagues about the usefulness of Microsoft BitLocker drive encryption for keeping representatives of the state (FBI etc.) out of data. They were convinced that vendors of ...
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How resistant is BitLocker against brute force attacks on the 48 character recovery key?

I've read this TechNet blog post, but I still can't determine how secure BitLocker is against a malicious user that attempts to brute force attack the recovery password. Is anyone familiar with this? ...
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When storing a client's BitLocker recovery infromation in Active Directory, is this sent to AD in clear-text or securely?

I know that when you enforce storing the BitLocker recovery information in Active Directory (via GPO), it is stored in the computer object's ms-FVE-RecoveryPassword attribute. Microsoft also has some ...
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How to install Linux under non-encrypted partition when using Bitlocker

I have three partitions: a boot partition, a general partition with Windows installed and BitLocker active and a third partion, unencrypted. Can I install Linux without reinstalling Windows from this ...
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Bitlocker Performance Impact on SSD

I've put a brand new SSD into my work computer and my IT department wants me to use BitLocker. I read one of the other threads on BitLocker performance on standard harddrives, but I was wondering - ...
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Find out if a PC has a TPM chip installed?

I have several Windows XP laptops that I need to check to see if they will work with Bitlocker if I install Windows 7. If they have a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip then Bitlocker should work ...
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Bitlocker encryption on data shared over network

Is there a way to restrict users to access encrypted data shared over the network using Bitlocker on windows 7 ultimate? Meaning - any user accessing the shared data which is on the windows 7 ...
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Bitlocker Repair Tool for windows 7 Ultimate

I have just enabled bitlocker using a flash drive without TPM on windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. Just to be prepared - is there any way I can recover data from an encrypted volume in Windows 7 ultimate. I ...
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Bitlocker on replacement motherboard

My motherboard on my laptop was just replaced. I have a hard drive encrypted with bitlocker. How do I get it to stop prompting me for the recovery key at startup? Extra details: - I have the ...