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Windows 7: A drive locked by BitLocker got a bad sector!


01 Jun 2014   #1

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
A drive locked by BitLocker got a bad sector!

Ok, So here's the issue, a friend of mine have a 1TB WD external drive, which got a bad sector after someone unplugged it during file transfer, issue is, my friend doesn't have the Recovery Password, or anything, only the password he uses to unlock the drive, the drive got vital information, and they must be retrieved.

Any ideas?


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01 Jun 2014   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello,

See if he may be able to run chkdsk on the drive first to hopefully take care of the bad sector.
Disk Check
Afterwards, he may be able to use an option in the tutorial below with the BitLocker password to unlock the data drive.
BitLocker Drive Encryption - Unlock a Locked Data or Removable Drive
Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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