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Windows 7: Windows 7 upgrade Bitlocker problem

19 Sep 2009   #1

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Windows 7 upgrade Bitlocker problem


I upgraded my Vista to Windows 7. Turned off Bitlocker before upgrading. When I finally had Windows 7 on my computer I tried to turn on bitlocker again. It was not possible, so I decrypted the drive. Then I tried to encrypt the drive again but on reboot I got the attached message. Windows boots normally to the desktop but the drive is not encrypted. Anyone there who knows what to do to get bitlocker working again?

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19 Sep 2009   #2

XP, Seven, 2008R2

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Henning View Post
Anyone there who knows what to do to get bitlocker working again?
Are your boot files on C: or are they on the system reserved partition where they're supposed to be?

Maybe you need to format the system reserved partition and repair the boot files.

another option is reformat and clean install Windows 7. Don't forget to back up your data.
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