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Windows 7: Locked out of W7 @ Login due to BitLocker

25 Oct 2011   #1
02darkRS

 
 

I made a big mistake! I installed W7 on my SSD partition 1. I have my users & data filed on HDD data partition X:\. I locked the X:\ I apparently do not have TPM. I get to the login screen & of course it fails to log in any user because the drive containing the data to continue is locked. In safe mode, repair startup I cannot unlock the drive as the abilty to type letters is not yet available. So, when I enter the key..... it only has numbers. In safe mode with command prompt I can unlock the drive with the password but I have no idea what to do from there in the cmd prompt & when I restart of course the drive is locked again. What can I do? Also it says it can't access the file when I attempt to unlock using control panel in safe mode. the password is accepted but can't access a file. doesn't list the file. I have the key file. I can access it as I am dual booting with ubuntu. I can also access it in safe mode. But, i have no idea what to do with it. Can I just put that file onto a usb by simply copying it over & then have it plugged in at boot? Please help asap! This is my school PC, first week, & of course we have twice the work. I should never have turned on BL without reading the whole file but i did & now what?

edit (response merged):
unlocked drive:

boot into safe mode with command prompt:
manage-bde X: -unlock -pw
(enter password)
manage-bde -off X:
(wait awhile)
manage-bde X: -status
(continue until you see drive fully decrypted. it will also tell you it status % while decrypting)

however, i still can't log into my users. i suspect something is wrong with my process following the overclock.net ssd move users to secondary hdd tutorial.

any help with that? i am able to log in as guest & see all my user accounts. i can even get into managing them by using an admin password. but the splash screen only shows 1 of my two Admin accounts. It will not allow log on. I have to click other user, then guest.


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25 Oct 2011   #2
02darkRS

 
 

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25 Oct 2011   #3
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Sorry we didn't get round to answering your query, but thanks for letting us know the outcome.

Your solution may well help someone else along the way.
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25 Oct 2011   #4
02darkRS

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Sorry we didn't get round to answering your query, but thanks for letting us know the outcome.

Your solution may well help someone else along the way.
Hoping so. Spent the whole day I should have been doing school work fixing this error!
thanks for the welcome.
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25 Oct 2011   #5
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Oh well, console yourself with the fact you learned something new and of course there's the satisfaction of solving the problem yourself.

Anyway, keep coming back. There are some good people on here who have a wealth of information they don't mind sharing.
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25 Oct 2011   #6
02darkRS

 
 

Will do, I assume I'll break it again. By the time I have spare time again I'll probably be able to help guru style.
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