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Windows 7: Re-installing win8 with bitlocker encryption enabled on old OS.

14 Jan 2015   #1
ktbffhswe

Windows 8 x64 Profesional
 
 
Re-installing win8 with bitlocker encryption enabled on old OS.

New to this forum, and this is my first thread. Please provide me with some help if possible.

So my problem is the following: Kept getting BSODs from some driver inflicting with ntkernel according to whocrashed and bluescreenview. Anyways, disabled my network card as I thought that was faulty, updated all my drivers and checked my ram with memtest just to be sure. Was still getting the BSODs.

Decided to use driver verifier to see which driver that caused this. Bad idea. Turns out that one of the drivers indeed was faulty, but now I'm getting blue screen before I can even log in to windows. Tried to boot into safe mood a thousand times by repeatedly pressing F8 and shift+F8 to no avail. Thought that I then could turn of driver verifier from the command prompt, but No! (Since if I could turn this of the BSOD before system start would then stop since the purpose of windows driver verifier is to force the faulty drivers to create BSOD).

Then downloaded EaseUS Recovery Essentials to see if that could help. Turns out that my ENCRYPTED (bitlocker) which my operating system is on, can't be found because I'm assuming that the change in boot order previously when running memtest disabled it.

Now had to find my win8 installation CD to force it into safe mode alternatively to re-install it, but to no avail. It says that the hard-drive is still locked even though I've got the key in a USB stick attached to the computer and even though I manually put in the recovery key. Was now to give up on fixing this and tried to do a clean install on the SSD drive, but then it says that "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk has an MBR partition table. ON EFI systems, Windows can only be installed to GPT disks." Assume this is because of the bitlocker encryption. So tried to format the drive but it won't let me since the format alternative is greyed out. The SSD with the operating system on is labeled as "Drive Partition 2" and there is another 350mb labeled "Drive = Partition 1:System Reserved" right above it that could be formated. Don't know if that would make a difference?

I'm out of ideas and don't know what to do anymore..


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14 Jan 2015   #2
ktbffhswe

Windows 8 x64 Profesional
 
 

Just realized I posted in the win 7 forum instead of the win8 forum. My apologies.
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