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Windows 7: Bitlocked External Hard Drive Crash


06 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Bitlocked External Hard Drive Crash

Hi I was wondering if you could help me....One of my external hard drive witch was bitlocked turned on and off and something happened windows kept telling me it needed to be formated but insted I used partition manager and added a new partition since the old one was gone but the thing is the drive was now empty nothing on it...I have the keys for bitlocker but how do I recover my data ?


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06 Oct 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

I'm afraid it doesn't look good, if the encrypted partition was gone, and you replaced it with a new partition, then it now well and truly gone.

Post a screen capture image of your disk management screen so we can have a quick look for you.

Regards,
Golden
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06 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

[IMG]http://s12.**************/csppvz9cb/Drive.jpg[/IMG]

Its Disk 4 Chaos

I installed Easeus Data Recovery and its finding files but will take well over 30 hours but Im not sure I can restore them does not say anything about bitlocked files.


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06 Oct 2012   #4

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Please maximise the image so I can see the coloured bar for Disk 4.
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06 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Please maximise the image so I can see the coloured bar for Disk 4.
How do I do that it only says click this bar to view the full image ?

Edit: I added attachment to the picture post
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06 Oct 2012   #6

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Nevermind - I saw the 2nd image.

Easus might be able to recover it, its up to you to decide to try.
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06 Oct 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Nevermind - I saw the 2nd image.

Easus might be able to recover it, its up to you to decide to try.
If that one fails is there any other program you can recommend with this issue ?
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07 Oct 2012   #8

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

You might also try this, but the encryption from Bitlocker worries me a bit........

How to perform lost partition recovery and deleted partition recovery under Windows? Partition Recovery Help.
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07 Oct 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
You might also try this, but the encryption from Bitlocker worries me a bit........

How to perform lost partition recovery and deleted partition recovery under Windows? Partition Recovery Help.
Thx mate for the help ill try anything to fix this
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13 Oct 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

One question for you brilliant people if external hard drive gives and error message it needs an format....How do you recover from that with or without bitlocker protection.
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