Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


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

01 Jun 2014   #1
Someone777

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?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
01 Jun 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 A drive locked by BitLocker got a bad sector!




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
BitLocker Drive Encryption - Unlock a Locked Data or Removable Drive
How to Unlock a Data or Removable Drive Locked by BitLocker Drive Encryption This will show you how to unlock a internal data drive or a removable drive (ex: USB flash drive or external) that was locked by BitLocker Drive Encryption in Windows 7, and now cannot be accessed. These drives...
Tutorials
BitLocker Drive Encryption - Unlock a Locked OS Drive
How to Unlock a Windows 7 Computer Locked by BitLocker Drive Encryption This will show you how to unlock a computer that the drive Windows 7 is installed on was locked by BitLocker Drive Encryption, and now cannot be accessed. If the drive that Windows is installed on (the operating...
Tutorials
How to restore windows 8 tablet locked by bitlocker
i brought a second hand windows 8.1 Dell Venue 11 pro tablet online, and about 3 weeks later it boots on some bitlocker thing, ive tried everything and cant find my recovery key, is there a way i can restore it. i have no important data on there so anything to get this bitlocker off will be great.
Backup and Restore
Bitlocker and BIOS Firmware Upgrade - Locked out!
Hello! In my upgrading frenzy, I went ahead and updated my new work-provided laptop's BIOS (Dell E7240). Lo and behold Bitlocker is now asking for a recovery key. As the IT Administrator won't be available till next week and I am in urgent need to access it. My question is simple; does...
System Security
Locked out of W7 @ Login due to BitLocker
I made a big mistake! I installed W7 on my SSD partition 1. I have my users & data filed on HDD data partition X:\. I locked the X:\ I apparently do not have TPM. I get to the login screen & of course it fails to log in any user because the drive containing the data to continue is locked. In safe...
General Discussion
locked with bitlocker read only
I made one of my thumb drive locked with BitLocker and when I use it on an XP machine it can only be used in read only files. Do any of you guys know how to make it read and write. On the 7 machine it can do both. Thanks and Happy Holidays!
System Security


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:55.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App