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Windows 7: Bitlocker drive encryption on a raid 0 partition, crashes windows.

28 Apr 2012   #1
Robinson

Windows 7
 
 
Bitlocker drive encryption on a raid 0 partition, crashes windows.

Hello,

I've got 2x1TB partition using raid 0 on C: drive which I recently shrunk a little to make a 10GB partition to put "secure" items into. When I try to enable bitlocker encryption on the partition, it gets part of the way through and then my computer dies horribly. It's not a BSOD, the screen is black and windows tells me it can't find its loader.

I reboot a few times and everything is back to normal. Delete the partition, re-create it, format it and try again, same thing.

Bitlocker works ok on my USB keys.

Can anyone give me a clue? I'm wondering if it's the bios throwing a hissy-fit, rather than windows!


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28 Apr 2012   #2
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi Robinson,

Is this a software-based RAID? BITLOCKER is not supported on software-based RAID systems:

BitLocker Drive Encryption in Windows 7: Frequently Asked Questions

For hardware-based RAID systems, whilst all the Microsoft documentation says that it is supported, many people seem to have no success with it - possibly issues with the controller. Some people report success if adding a 3rd drive apparently:

https://social.technet.microsoft.com...-a1fc3a0e042f/

Regards,
Golden
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28 Apr 2012   #3
Robinson

Windows 7
 
 

Hi. Thanks for the reply. My MB has a raid controller, so I don't think it's software. I set it up a while back on the bios screen.
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06 May 2012   #4
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Do you have the appropriate drivers installed for the RAID configuration? Are they up to date from your motherboard support site/vendor support site?
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