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Windows 7: Unique situation: Win7 MBR unable to encrypt using TrueCrypt

23 Sep 2013   #11
rarex

Windows 7
 
 

Correct. Keep in mind that my BIOS is "InsydeH2O" which is technically not a BIOS but a EFI (according to Google anyway). TrueCrypt doesn't support EFI/UEFI for Windows. Although on the other hand my partition is MBR. Also this laptop (Sony VAIO SVE17122CXB) came with Win8 on it originally. There are absolutely no traces of it left though.

Boot mode is on Legacy and Secure Boot is off (my bios settings)

Then again you said that TC is independent of the bios.. Ummm


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23 Sep 2013   #12
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Mmmm. OK, did you try "Yes" for host protecting area?
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23 Sep 2013   #13
rarex

Windows 7
 
 

No, but I'm about to now that you mentioned it. I will report back whenever my computer reboots and all. Which should be soon. Hopefully the "test" passes this time
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23 Sep 2013   #14
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Also try this combination:

Only encrypt system partition, and host = yes
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23 Sep 2013   #15
rarex

Windows 7
 
 

"Yes" for HPA with system drive didn't work
It's not offering me the option of choosing y/n for Host Protected Area when I select Windows partition.

ummmm
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23 Sep 2013   #16
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Yikes, I am out of ideas, although admittedly TruecRypt doesn't look like it fully supports Windows 8, and thus probably EFI and GPT...........I think you are out of luck One last check, EFI is definately turned off, and Legacy BIOS enabled, right?

TrueCrypt - Future
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23 Sep 2013   #17
rarex

Windows 7
 
 

Yes, Secure Boot (EFI) is disabled. Umm, I guess I will head over to the TC forums and begin my forum searching lol. Hopefully someone before me has had this problem.

Thank you very much for you help btw, much appreciated
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23 Sep 2013   #18
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Very strange issues....it should work. Please let us know if you manage to get it to work.

Good luck
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23 Sep 2013   #19
rarex

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you and I shall. I found an interesting article that I might try: TeraByte Unlimited Knowledge Base

Provides a plausible explanation of why my pretest isn't working...
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27 Sep 2013   #20
rarex

Windows 7
 
 

Found the solution. Updated the original post with it!

Hopefully this will help others
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