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Unable to boot into Windows install disk on a Kubuntu machine with full disk encryption

The machine I'm working on is an Asus N81V laptop, Core 2 Duo, 4GB of RAM, SSD. It currently has Kubuntu 13.10 with full disk encryption. I am trying to repurpose this machine with Windows 7. I have ...
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SSHD + full encryption: performance boost?

SSHD on itself as I heard is pretty nice. But what if I would full encrypt the SSHD with Truecrypt or whatever? Do I get still some performance boost? I'm just asking because as I understood SSHD is ...
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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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hdd encryption before or after usage?

I am reinstalling my system with win8.1 and archlinux dualboot. I was wondering at what point i should encrypt the entire hdd with truecrypt. Can i just encrypt the whole hdd any time i like, for ...
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What does hardware encryption mean on external HDDs?

While shopping for an external HDD I've noticed some models have this feature (hardware encryption). Being a type of fella who only uses HDDs in general for storing data, with some hopes he will still ...
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78 views

Move system with encrypted homedir to another drive

I'm on debian (squeeze) and I have my user homedir (/home/storm, 20GB) encrypted with cryptsetup. My goal is to safely migrate from 80gb hdd to a new 60gb ssd. As you can see the target disk is of ...
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70 views

Linux dual-boot on self-encrypted drive (Dell Data Protection)

At work I have a recent Dell Latitude E6440 laptop. The IT department allowed me to install Linux on it on a dedicated partitions they created. However, they won't support me if anything gets broken ...
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TrueCrypt encrypted my hard drive and THEN warned that the drive letter will change

My laptop is broken, and I have to give it to a service tech soon. Unfortunately, I can not easily take off the hard drive with this model, it's deep inside. So I am frantically looking for ways to ...
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Security-wise, is encrypting the partition containing the data as safe as encrypting the whole HDD?

I only have data on one partition. The only other existing partition on the hard drive is that 100 MB system reserved. My doubt is whether, leaving the drive itself decrypted and only encrypting the ...
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Truecrypt has marked my C: Drive as a “TrueCrypt Traveler Disk”

So i am no expert in TrueCrypt or encrypting (sorry) but i needed to encrypt my USB with a password and i was suggested to use TrueCrypt. So after long hours of try to find out how to add a password i ...
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Green Encrypted Files and Folders for No Reason

Recently i upgraded my XP to Windows 7 (Clean Installation) now i have problem to access my files and folders in my hard. It's All greened and encrypted for no reasson! I didn't change anything before ...
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How can I utilise unused space on a large network in a decentralised yet resilient manner?

I administrate a large windows network and I would like to make use of the unused space on the workstations, is there a free way to do this? Let's say we have: 200 Windows workstations each with ...
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After mounting container as drive in Truecrypt , Windows says drive is not formatted

I created a container using truecrypt long time back , and I used to mount it whenever I needed , until one day I decided to format my laptop. So I took backup of the file container to a USB drive. ...
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Recover EFS Certificatate Dead MoBo

I created an encrypted file with Windows 7 32-bit on a NAS (mybooklive) and backed the file (not the certificate) up locally to the computer's hard drive. The original Win7 computer had a motherboard ...
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212 views

decrypt truecrypt system partition with lost recovery disk (still mountable under other OS)

I have a truecrypt system partition which the OS (Win8) no longer boots (get's stuck on "booting..." after entering credentials ( bad update to checkout 8.1 ) I can use a USB thumbdrive to boot into ...
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TrueCrypt AutoMount on Windows 8

I have Windows 8 installed on one harddrive and have a secondary harddrive installed in my system. The System partition is secured via TrueCrypt with Pre-Boot-Authentication. I would like to secure my ...
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Bitlocker corrupted, missing volume, now 3TB drive is a 768GB drive

Even after Bitlocker had completed encrypting the drive, I restarted the next day, and the drive didn't mount or even show as a Bitlocker drive. Now it shows the capacity as 768GB (3TB drive). And ...
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Windows 7 startup repair with Truecrypt

I have many computers encrypted with Truecrypt 7.1a (current version) with the whole drive encrypted. Today one of them shows the Windows 7 splash screen for a moment and then goes into startup ...
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How to encrypt 3 drives on linux?

I have 3 x 3TB drives and a linux computer and i want to use the space as "one" drive for music, movies, and pictures (home server). In Addition the stored data should be encrypted. I do not want to ...
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116 views

How to recover a truecrypt container from a corrupt NTFS drive

On my external HDD which is formatted in NTFS I have a truecrypt container. I plugged my drive in today and windows gave me an error that I need to format the disk. How would I go about recovering my ...
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XenServer Storage Repository Encryption

Is there any way that I can convert an existing storage repository to an encrypted storage repository that requires a password to be mounted on reboot? Thanks for your help.
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Scanning encrypted drive

I have a TrueCrypt encrypted partition on a drive. I wanted to use Windows 7 disk checking tool to scan and fix folders/files on the encrypted partition, just like you would do on a regular ...
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TrueCrypt system encrypted drive fails to load Windows

I have full system encryption on my Win 7 Pro/64 hdd. I boot the machine and enter the TrueCrypt password, and Windows starts to load but fails with the error message "The boot selection failed ...
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215 views

Can you defrag an encrypted file system

I just encrypted my entire hard drive with truecrypt and was wondering can I still defrag it? Or will that not work anymore or break something.
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Hard Drive Encryption

I have a new HP laptop 2540p and was wondering how hard is it to encrypt the whole hard drive? Does it slow boot time? Does it make loading programs take longer? You have to enter a password at boot ...
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does encryption and disk wiping, using gutmann or dod, produce the same measure of entropy?

does using aes 256 or some other crypto algorithm produce the same degree of randomness as that when using an erasing algorithm like gutmann or dod? i mean is it possible to look at a "RAW" hdd and ...
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What type of hash is used to encrypt the Lenovo T61p hard-drive password? [closed]

My computer (Lenovo T61p) broke recently, and I need to recover the information off my hard-drive. The hard-drive is password protected, and I know the password, however I also selected the "Use ...
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Turn off write cache on all USB External Drives (Debian / Ubuntu / Linux)

How do you turn off write cache permanently for external USB drives in Linux (I'm using Ubuntu)? I've tried: Command line method : hdparm -W0 /dev/sdb <---- that works but only for the current ...
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What makes a Partition Table valid?

QUESTION: What makes a Partition Table recognizable and valid to an operating system? (Linux specifically) ? Optional Background Info: I thought there was some sort of "signature" that defines a ...
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109 views

What is the right way to re-partition a disk with already installed linux?

What is the right way to fully re-partition my HDD (on a VPS -> no access to hardware), if there is currently installed a Debian Squeeze? I would like to create all encrypted LVM partitions, e.g.: ...
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250 views

Hiding/encrypting an external hdd partition in a non-destructive way ?

i have an external hdd with personal info like bank details personal projects etc. I have 2 partitions, one for my personal stuff and one for casual stuff. I tried truecrypt, but when the disk is ...
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My Dell notebook shipped with a HDD that includes Full Disk Encryption. Can I upgrade it? [closed]

I have a Dell Latitude E6510 that includes a fingerprint scanner and a Seagate SATA drive that includes Seagate's "DriveTrust' full-disk encryption technology. It's a 250GB drive that I'd like to ...
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164 views

Does TrueCrypt work on systems where the user data has been moved to a seperate disk from the OS?

I have a desktop computer with a small SSD and a large hard drive... as a result, I have installed my windows OS on the SSD but have moved all user data and programs to the hard drive except for ...
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Is it possible to FORMAT an external hard disk that has been encrypted using Storagecrypt?

I lost approximately 680 GB of data on my Seagate 2TB hard drive while experimenting with a software called StorageCrypt. I used it a few months ago and today I tried it again. But, I didn't know ...
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Did BitLocker drive encryption corrupt my disc?

I use my external HDD only with my laptop, which runs Windows 7. One of my friends tried to open it on another laptop with Windows XP. The first two attempts, he faced an error saying "E: is not ...
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565 views

HDD full disk encryption. Is it necessary to secure erase all data before?

I want to create a secure backup. Therefore, I'll encrypt an external HDD using TrueCrypt. I wonder if it is necessary to do a secure erase of all remaining data before? I ask this because I heard ...
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How can I break or get around the encryption on my WD My Book Essential (Smartware)?

I have a WD Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB Hard Drive which comes with WD Smartware software. I had put a password in it without a hint and now I have lost the password. This hard drive use 256 ...
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Should software encryption affect the “Disk data transfer rate” from Windows Experience?

My company mandates Software Encryption for all laptops. I dragged my feet because I did not want to have anything between me and my data. But I was finally pushed into it. I installed it and I am ...
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Retrieving data from an encrypted corrupt Windows disk - any way to access it from Linux?

My Windows system disk crashed (taking away tons of personal and work related files) This disk was encrypted using BitLocker The IT guy did his thing using some BitLocker recovery tool and gave me a ...
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Determining if a hard disk has been removed and data copied from it?

Is there a method or a tool that can detect if someone has separated my hard disk from my computer, copied data from it, and returned it back? I want to be sure that no one has done this without my ...
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751 views

Where does truecrypt store the backup volume header?

When using WDE, where does (if anywhere) truecrypt store a backup volume header? As i know there is always a backup header for regular truecrypt volumes, however i am not sure if this applies when ...
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Bootable USB stick with Truecrypt

I want to boot the TrueCrypt rescue disk from a USB flash drive. I have Windows 7 64bit so I cannot use Grub4Dos to do this (it only works on 32bit system), and 99% of all documentations on how to ...
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624 views

Truecrypt rescue usb

i have found tutorials on their official forum and on the internet about how to make a truecrypt rescue bootable usb stick. I'm guessing anyone who can answer will know what that is already, but it ...
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Encrypted HDD 100% safe?

I guess am a bit of a paranoid ha... anyway i encrypted my HDD with truecrypt using all printable ASCII characters and the password is 64 characters long. It is quite random, certainly no dictionary ...
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816 views

Cross platform Hard Disk encryption?

I would like to encrypt my hard drive so that it requires a password to access it. However features like BitLocker in Windows will only work under Windows, and cannot be accessed from another OS such ...
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238 views

Will formatting a drive restore an encrypted partition?

I have a hard drive with a partition that has been encrypted, which is eating a lot of resources. My question is: if I format the entire drive, will the encrypted partition become restored ...
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How to prevent my client from hacking into the demo computer I provide him?

I need to provide a customer of the company I work at, a laptop computer with a demo software that will run on it. The software is for display only and doesn't require any user interaction via ...
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Truecrypt WDE deniability?

Say i encrypt my entire HDD with Truecrypt, and then use the rescue CD to completey remove the bootloader from the HDD. I have 2 questions: 1) Does not having the bootloader on the HDD mean that it ...
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Data protection on HDD: trying to sort out relevant technologies

I'm trying to understand how I can protect data from being used if a computer or a hard drive disk is stolen. I'm looking for reasonable protection against non authorized access to private data ...
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can you have a encrypted hard drive on a mac? or is it just partial encryption?

not sure how this works, but can you have an entire hard drive encrypted and can it be your main hard drive with Mac Os/X on it or is it more of just for data only? i.e. other than base os files.