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Windows 7: Encrypted Volume Check: Volume Info on \\?\Volume{X}Can't read

20 Sep 2013   #11
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YoYo155 View Post
No I don't believe that to be the problem, or any problem for that matter.

If I may ask, what made you go and look in the event viewer in the first place, did some issues arise?


with that said, you can look in the registry by Windows Key + R and typing regedit then pressing Enter (accept the UAC [User Access Control]).
In the registry the first thing you do is File>Export (make sure that the export range is set to All [a bullet point at the bottom left]) and save a backup.
Then hit the F3 key and enter the string (the series of characters between the {} and search.
Let us know if something comes up.

But really I have to stress is there a problem?
Well as to a problem yes and no. A month or so ago my computer would do lock ups on booting. It would lock up after you hit Ctrl/Alt/Del with no users. Variation, it would let you pick user and not give the user icon and password box. Another is it would accept the user password and then sit there. At first I would reset and go into safe mode. Run AV's, Antimalwares, Rootkits, chkdsks, SFC /scannows with no result. Then I would boot into Windows and it would work. Did this for a while and then just started booting on hard reset into Normal Mode and it would work. I ran down problems of not shutting down properly and lengthened the time. I found my secondary drive a very old SATA was going bad and replaced it.
The problem became less and less prevalent. After a debacle with trying to upgrade drivers and getting more problems, and then removing them. Having to fix the drives as to active or not and then the MBR redo. The machine was working pretty good. I must have taken my off an installation of something and it added an add-on to my Firefox. Re AV/Malware/Rootkit/Chkdsk/SFC..... Still nothing.
Now my machine was running well for a week-ish, always booting, rebooting and coming back from a program install reboot.
Two days ago powered up and went to get coffee. This allows the the broadband to fire up completely.
Normally I just wait for a minute and then power up the computer. Well this time, when I powered the computer it locked after booting and password at the waiting stage. Hard reset, quick scans, chkdsk in Safe Mode and booted into Normal. This is the first time it has done this and I wanted to see if there is some event that is causing it. When the problem first started back a ways, it was attributed to the C: drive going (did WD tests) and Disk Checker. The motherboard was quiting, my use of Revo Unistaller. Nobody was sure. Since I got the computer running better and can't afford to replace my WD 500 Black, I was looking for events that might be hampering the start. So I am attempting to identify, quantify the warnings and errors that occur on each boot or reboot. This is one of them!!
Will look into doing the task you suggested.
In event viewer it claims it is a BitLocker Driver, and event ID # and None in category.....
Thanks Kind Sir,
Glenn

BTW I have 2 or 3 consistent other errors which I intended to explore one at a time


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20 Sep 2013   #12
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Do you have TrueCrypt installed? Any encrypted containers?
Howdy Golden,
No I do not. Since I did a clean reinstall and replaced my second drive, I have been having some issues, so I have not as yet reinstalled Truecrypt. Thanks BTW
Glenn
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20 Sep 2013   #13
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

OK.....I think I know whats going on.

Your 100MB System Reserved partition might be the issue. Notice that the C: partition contains both the System + Boot files....usually the 100MB System Reserved contains the System files (bootmanager). So......your 100MB System Reserved partition appears to have no function as far as booting goes - its superfluous.

I think what is going on is that because your bootmanager no longer resides on this 100MB System Partition, this causes Bitlocker to return the error (in order to use Bitlocker your bootmanager must reside in the 100MB System partition).

If you never plan on using Bitlocker, then this shouldn't be an issue for you at all - I don't think you will see any performance degradation.
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20 Sep 2013   #14
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hello YoYo155,
Hope I did it correctly:

Computer\HKEY_Current_Users\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MountPoint2\?\Volume{ CBC53D58-DED7-11E2-8195-806E6F6E6963}

Here is what is in that section:

Encrypted Volume Check: Volume Info on \?\Volume{X}Can't read-capture.png


Thanks
Glenn


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20 Sep 2013   #15
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
OK.....I think I know whats going on.

Your 100MB System Reserved partition might be the issue. Notice that the C: partition contains both the System + Boot files....usually the 100MB System Reserved contains the System files (bootmanager). So......your 100MB System Reserved partition appears to have no function as far as booting goes - its superfluous.

I think what is going on is that because your bootmanager no longer resides on this 100MB System Partition, this causes Bitlocker to return the error (in order to use Bitlocker your bootmanager must reside in the 100MB System partition).

If you never plan on using Bitlocker, then this shouldn't be an issue for you at all - I don't think you will see any performance degradation.
Golden,
Many thanks for your time and insight. I have written above in reply to another poster the reason for my search. It has to do with intermittent failures to reboot and long boot times like 93 seconds. I don't know when this change occurred!!??!!?! I do not intend to use BitLocker for sure, I think ! I have been told that this partition was set-up for system recovery in earlier installations of W7. This is what happened to me. Supposedly some of the members when installed, do not have this partition at all!
I don't know if I should try to recover it, forget it, or at least get rid of that 100MB partition.......
Opinions, reasons, explanations and WAG's are entertained!!
Glenn
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20 Sep 2013   #16
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Easiest thing is to get rid of it - you can create your own "recovery media/partition" using Macrium Reflect later on (more on that later) - thats what I do anyway.

For now, follow this very simple tutorial to be 100% sure the bootmanager is definately on C:. Post back with a screen capture image of Disk Management, once you are done.

Once we are happy with the results, we can simple delete the 100MB System Reserved partition.
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20 Sep 2013   #17
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Easiest thing is to get rid of it - you can create your own "recovery media/partition" using Macrium Reflect later on (more on that later) - thats what I do anyway.

For now, follow this very simple tutorial to be 100% sure the bootmanager is definately on C:. Post back with a screen capture image of Disk Management, once you are done.

Once we are happy with the results, we can simple delete the 100MB System Reserved partition.
Golden,
I can see what this is getting at and I have a question and some info that may or may not be relevant. I do not use Macrium, I use Paragon. The last time I used Paragon it shows this.......

Encrypted Volume Check: Volume Info on \?\Volume{X}Can't read-capture1.png

It has always shown that, I have always been concerned but not enough, as to why it shows the MBR and System Reserve on my 2nd drive, even though it is not bootable?
Back to the my current concern, I have used the Windows Recovery Environment and it has helped me many times. I am a bit unsure of loosing this feature.
Have no experience with the Macrium Recovery/Media Partition. Might you impart some of your knowledge of this?
Thanks again for your help!
Glenn


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20 Sep 2013   #18
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Mmmm, that Paragon image is odd......your earlier screen capture image showing your Disk Management screen doesn't show a 2nd disk with a System Reserved partition - is that screen capture image recent?

If you want to use the Windows Recovery environment, then you MUST keep the 100MB System Reserved partition.

Macrium is an absolute foolproof imaging software - free, and very easy to use. Its widely used here and exceptionally well regarded. If you do use it, you will never use anything else.

See this:
Imaging with free Macrium
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20 Sep 2013   #19
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Mmmm, that Paragon image is odd......your earlier screen capture image showing your Disk Management screen doesn't show a 2nd disk with a System Reserved partition - is that screen capture image recent?

If you want to use the Windows Recovery environment, then you MUST keep the 100MB System Reserved partition.

Macrium is an absolute foolproof imaging software - free, and very easy to use. Its widely used here and exceptionally well regarded. If you do use it, you will never use anything else.

See this:
Imaging with free Macrium
Yes Golden, that is a look at the Paragon Display for smartbackup/Partitions from this morning. IIRC when the external drive is attached it show the MBR and System Reserved. Figured it was a bug.
Now that I think of it, when I first reinstalled W7, the windows defrag showed the System Reserved partition. It does not now. I have all by system images in Paragon. Though I will look at the Macrium and maybe switch over after reading the link.
Do you think that the current 100MB partition is a functioning System Reserved partition?
Thanks
Glenn
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20 Sep 2013   #20
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

It doesnt look like it functions from a boot aspect since the bootmanager resides on C:. However, it will be needed if you use the Windows recovery environment.

Are you saying that the 2nd disk with the system reserved partition is an external disk?
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