Microsoft Windows technology for full disk(volume) encryption.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

3
votes
0answers
136 views

Why is my bitlocker data drive unlocked for a few seconds after boot?

To specify: why is the data on my bitlocker encrypted drive available for a few seconds after logging in? After a few seconds the system 'notices' the drives are bitlocker encrypted and need to be ...
2
votes
0answers
184 views

BitLocker doesn't recognize my password

When I try to login on my Windows 10 BitLocker sometimes (quite often actually) doesn't recognize my password. In this case I have to go through the cumbersome recovery... I'm sure the password is ...
2
votes
0answers
1k views

How to set up a password to protect bitlocker key with tpm?

My computer is a dell xps12 (2013) laptop running on windows 8.1 pro, uefi and secure boot enabled. I successfully enabled tpm and encrypted system partition with bitlocker. I was a bit surprised it ...
2
votes
0answers
2k views

Bitlocker password and recovery key not working with external drive

This is long but I have looked to provide full detail, in short my Bitlocker password and recovery key don't work - even though my password does work in a 3rd party utility. Issue I was encrypting ...
2
votes
0answers
38 views

Create BitLocker container and save the password for user not computer

I can create a BitLocker container and connect it as a drive. Then I can encrypt that container with BitLocker and then I have the possibility to save the password for a computer. So that means ...
2
votes
0answers
144 views

If TPM owner password set in linux, how to enter owner password in windows to enable bitlocker?

I have successfully taken ownership of, and used various features of, my tpm in linux, using tpm_takeownership and related applications. Now when I try to enter the owner password in windows to ...
2
votes
0answers
430 views

Cannot turn on bitlocker windows 7 with TPM and NTFS - Optiplex 7010

My specs are: Dell Optiplex 7010 Windows 7 ultimate C and D drive both of them are NTFS TPM My problem is: When I am trying to activate bitlocker on drive C, I am getting error message ...
2
votes
0answers
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
1k views

Dual Boot Windows (any Version) + Linux (any Distribution) with GPT/UEFI, full system encryption and shared partitions

I didn't think that my requiremetns were too special, but my search really didn't yield too many results, so I still got some quesitons unanswered. Basically I'm getting new hardware and will do a ...
2
votes
0answers
846 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
8 views

Bitlocker encrypted system drive causes hourly spin-up of all other HDDs

Cleanly installed Window 10 Pro v1511 with 3 internal SATA disks, old BIOS w/o TPM. Once the system drive is encrypted with password protected Bitlocker, my other two drives spin-up from standby on ...
1
vote
0answers
51 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 ...
1
vote
0answers
118 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 ...
1
vote
0answers
26 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
48 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 ...
1
vote
0answers
606 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
0answers
351 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 ...
1
vote
0answers
103 views

How does BitLocker to Go leave an unencrypted file (BitLocker to Go Reader) that is readable by Windows XP or Windows Vista without extra software?

BitLocker to Go volumes are fully supported on Windows 7 and later. For compatibility with systems running Windows XP or Windows Vista, a utility called BitLocker to Go Reader is provided to enable ...
1
vote
0answers
126 views

Error While Encrypting External Drive using BitLocker

I have a 6TB WD External Drive - My Book Studio Edition II - with lots of our backups which i want to connect to a Windows 8.1 Pro Machine that has BitLocker enabled on it. I cannot ignore this drive ...
1
vote
0answers
28 views

Reformatting drive from a GUID partition to an MBR partition

I understand that Truecrypt is not compatible with an GUID partition but that is the limit of my knowledge. I am currently using a system that has a GUID partition but doesn't have bitlocker ...
1
vote
0answers
44 views

Unable to unlock drive with BitLocker To Go

I have an SDCard connected to my laptop through the internal reader I have encrypted it with BitLocker To Go Everytime I start my PC or Re-plug the drive I have a prompt to unlock the drive and then ...
1
vote
0answers
707 views

Using batch to automate manage-bde

We would like to encrypt C (full disk) specifying a startup password (we are ok with this in plain text, it's temporary) and simply backup the recovery key to the desktop. So far what's working is ...
1
vote
0answers
252 views

BitLocker stuck during partial partition encryption

I wanted BitLocker to encrypt an REFS partition on a VHDX (virtual HDD), and it is now stuck at ~70%, asking for chkdsk /r. I can't run chkdsk because REFS doesn't support (and doesn't need) that, ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
787 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
448 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
200 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
410 views

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. ...
1
vote
0answers
655 views

How to recover files from formatted BitLocker encrypted drive

I've used ThinkVantage Secure Data Disposal tool aiming to erase a HDD 7 times but I stopped it once i've started (in 2 secs). The HDD is Win7 OS with Bitlocker encrypted. When I started the laptop ...
1
vote
0answers
989 views

Trigger Recoverable BitLocker Lockout

My team is about to provide our traveling colleagues with new Windows 8 laptops. Part of our security solution depends on the use of BitLocker. Every laptop will have two partitions configured like ...
1
vote
0answers
188 views

Wipe HDD after X amount of BitLocker attempts?

I am looking for a solution to secure Windows 8 Pro (x86) tablets since Remote Wipe is only available for Windows RT (ARM) devices. I currently have Bitlocker + PIN setup on the device and was ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

BitLocker status “Not Encryptable” for my 2gb memory card

I am using 2gb memory card in my phone. I used BitLocker function in Windows 7. Now my memory card doesn't open and can't be formatted. When I open the card, the message Formatting memory is ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

Bitlocker + computer freezes after putting the correct password

I use bitlocker on a 500 gb partiton in my hard drive. Windows 7 is also installed in the same drive. Before it was all fine but since this morning I haven't been able to start windows (it hangs at ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

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, ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Using Bitlocker + TPM protected HD, wish to permit boot alternate media (CD/USB)

Our company is enabling Bitlocker entangled with TPM on our (Lenovo T430s) laptops with Win 7 Enterprise. This setup will work well for 98% of the company staff without issue. This created a problem ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Common protected (Encrypted) partition for both Windows and Ubuntu

I have installed Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 on my hard drive. I like to encrypt a common partition which will be available for both Windows and Ubuntu. When I was using Windows as my only Operating ...
0
votes
0answers
81 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
38 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
22 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?
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 ...
0
votes
0answers
82 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, ...
0
votes
0answers
18 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
25 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 ...
0
votes
0answers
10 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
77 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 ...
0
votes
0answers
26 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
78 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
45 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 ...
0
votes
0answers
25 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 ...
0
votes
0answers
53 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 ...