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Windows 7: Bitlocker Problem

13 Dec 2011   #1
Zoik

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Bitlocker Problem

I wasnt sure where to put this thread.. Hopefully its in a decent spot lol. So I encrypted a RAID 1 HD that is 1TB large. took over 12 hours. I went to check my PC after I woke up and it said Encryption complete, with a Close button. I clicked close. I went to check the HD to make sure the encryption was working, it showed the drive as locked but when I went to open it it opened.. So I logged out of windows and logged back in, it just shows the drive as unlocked.. How do I lock it. I checked the Bitlocker manager and there is no option.

(UPDATE)

So I tried a restart which worked, it locked the drive. However logging off still wont lock the drive. I assume there is no way around this? If not, is anyone familiar with Truecrypt? will that program allow for locking on the fly?

(ANOTHER UPDATE) lol

Ok I figured it out upon looking through forums. There is a command you can use "manage-bde -lock x:" x being the drive you wish to lock. Problem sovled!

For those who need guidance do the following: Click start/Run, Type CMD then press enter. copy and paste this ---> manage-bde -lock x: just replace the x with the letter of the encrypted drive you wish to lock.


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14 Dec 2011   #2
hermilo1984

Windows 7
 
 

Hello everybody, I'm new in this Forum and I have a Problem with bitlocker. After the installation when I try to access Windows 7 this error appear any time:

This disk has one or more errors. Run "chkdsc/r". If these errors persist this may be indicative of a hardware fault. Contact the administrator of your system.

Anyone could help me?

Thank you.
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14 Dec 2011   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hermilo1984 View Post
Hello everybody, I'm new in this Forum and I have a Problem with bitlocker. After the installation when I try to access Windows 7 this error appear any time:

This disk has one or more errors. Run "chkdsc/r". If these errors persist this may be indicative of a hardware fault. Contact the administrator of your system.

Anyone could help me?

Thank you.
Not a bitlocker problem IMHO, but rather a HD problem.. The chkdsk /r they want you to run is to repair the problem.

As usual be sure to backup before running the chkdsk

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22 Feb 2012   #4
smartboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
Drive encrypted by bit-locker and not opening now...

i encrypted my drive using Bit-locker during Encryption Light get off and encryption process stopped and when i login again encryption process resumes but during encryption again light was offed and after that when i try to open drive i was not opened and system gets hanged. how i can decrypt that drive or recover my data....
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23 Feb 2012   #5
Zoik

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smartboy View Post
i encrypted my drive using Bit-locker during Encryption Light get off and encryption process stopped and when i login again encryption process resumes but during encryption again light was offed and after that when i try to open drive i was not opened and system gets hanged. how i can decrypt that drive or recover my data....
Im not sure what you mean by light get off or light was offed but in order to decrypt a successfully encrypted drive you must go to Control Panel\Bit Locker Drive Encryption, then click on Unlock Drive, (enter the password) then click on turn off bitlocker.
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25 Feb 2012   #6
smartboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Thanks a lot for your reply..

but when i go to Control Panel\Bit Locker Drive Encryption and click on unlock Drive and enter password it don,t unlock drive rather system get hanged and i keeps on unlocking drive and do nothing and don,t give any response please give me solution for this that how i can get rid of this problem??
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