Hello, my first post here!
I am on Windows 7 Ultimate x64. I need to set up a full disk encryption either with TrueCrypt (preferably) or PGP Desktop.
I have five hard drives inside my PC. The System Reserved partition (100MB) and the OS (C:\) partition are on Disk 4. There are also D:\, E:\ and F:\ partitions on that drive.
I think in order to have a bootable encrypted system the system disk should be Disk 0 (and not Disk 4 as in my case). What should I do to make Disk 4 be Disk 0?
Second question: having read a lot about other people's experiences with FDE, most of them suggest to get rid off the 100MB system reserved partition. Can I do it without reinstalling Windows? Can I merge it with C:\ partition on the active system?
Third question: my system disk (Disk 4) is a dynamic disk. It's not supported neither by TC FDE nor PGP WDE. I have to change it to basic. What's the best and easiest way?
Another thing, I understand that FDE can be done only on systems with "legacy BIOS" and not other types of BIOS. My motherboard is Asus Sabertooth X58 - what kind of BIOS does it have (I can't find that info anywhere in the mobo's user guide)?
I know it's many questions for the first post, but I am in hurry to encrypt the system and these obstacles seems insuperable to me. I have already asked elsewhere but I didn't get any useful info.
I am sure this is the best community with excellent experts and I hope I'll find solutions to my issues here.
Thanks in advance