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Windows 7: Bitlocker not available on my D drive


06 Jun 2009   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Bitlocker not available on my D drive

Can anyone suggest why I can apply Bitlocker to my C and E drives and also my K drive (a USB stick used for Readyboost) but NOT my D drive? The D just doesn't appear in Control Panel/Bitlocker and neither is there an option to apply Bitlocker in the context menu when in 'Computer'.

Many thanks.

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06 Jun 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Pooksahib,

What type of drive is the D: drive, and how to you have it connected?

Shawn
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07 Jun 2009   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi Brink. The D is the same as the C and E. I bought the PC mail order and specified a 3-way partition split. C & D are both 29GB while the E is 90GB.
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07 Jun 2009   #4
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pooksahib View Post
Hi Brink. The D is the same as the C and E. I bought the PC mail order and specified a 3-way partition split. C & D are both 29GB while the E is 90GB.
I can't access either to bitlocker with my drive D: (WindowsXP)

All the others are fine and can be used with bitlocker.

I mention that Restore point is unactivated for the drive D:
but i remenber i couldn't have it activate anyway.


I'm on dual boot on the same Hdd,

C: is Windows 7
D: is XP
E: recovery (for xp)

My ready boost dedicated drive G: can also have Bitlocker.
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07 Jun 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Pooksahib and NoN,

Is the D: drive a OEM recovery partition? If so, then you will not be able to use BitLocker on it.

Could you post a screenshot of Disk Management to see what your drive layout is? It may be able to help determine what may be wrong.
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07 Jun 2009   #6
NoN

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64
 
 

My screenshot don't want to work on my keyboard keys...and my grabber either..

I'm on Notebook XP pre-installed oem, so that's maybe why.

mine is:

C: Windows 7 - Ntfs - safe (logical drive-start)
D: windows Xp - Ntfs - Safe (primary partition-start-system)
E: Recovery - Fat32 -safe (primary partition)
G: ready boost - Fat32 - safe (primary partition)
F: CD/DVD ROM

Thanks brink!
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07 Jun 2009   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Is the D: drive a OEM recovery partition?
Could you post a screenshot of Disk Management ...
OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer? I'm pretty sure it's not a recovery partition... Screenshot attached as requested. I wonder if this Bitlocker issue could be linked to my latest post about not being able to format the D drive:
http://www.sevenforums.com/general-d...tml#post120569

Many thanks


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Bitlocker not available on my D drive-disk-management.jpg  
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07 Jun 2009   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Guy's I'm not certain why it is not working for you, but I suspect something to do with the OEM partition.
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07 Jun 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 & 64 -(Boot Camped Snow Leopard on a Mac Mini)
 
 

NoN, It looks like D is your boot volume. I don't believe you can use bitlocker on a boot volume.
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08 Jun 2009   #10

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I'm sorted after going from dual to single boot. Thanks for the offers of help.
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