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Windows 7: BitLocker Drive Encryption - Unlock a Locked Data or Removable Drive

26 Oct 2014   #20
levik

64 bit
 
 

Dear All

hi.

i really face problme.

i have a external hard. i apply bitlocker on my hard. i have the recovery key.
the problem is that as soon as i conect the hard to my laptop, the system is not responding ( hanging).

i need the data in my hard, so plz let me know is there any way to open my hard???


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26 Oct 2014   #21
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Levik, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Does this happen on any other computer you connect the external drive to?

If not, then you could use the tutorial on another computer with your recovery key to unlock it.
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29 Nov 2014   #22
Csangelo123

Windows 7 Ultimate 32
 
 

I have an external drive. I tried to encrypted it with bit locker. The process was failed and stope in the halfway.
And now i cant access to the drive. Passwords and recovery key are useless thought they are correct.
i have tried like the way you describe but it is not working.
what should i do?
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29 Nov 2014   #23
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Csangelo, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What was the full error message, or was it interrupted?
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02 Sep 2015   #24
Aviscall

win 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 
USB drive decryption process interrupted

After decryption process halted, I am unable to access my drive. Windows always asks me for password, but password doesn't work, recovery key as well doesn't work.
I tried to format drive with diskmgmt and diskpart, but it failed with error that drive is write protected. I could remove the write-protection flag with diskpart attributes disk readonly clear, but it has still an "actual" write protection state, which seems to be not editable.
I tried to do some regedit hacks without a result.
With the program "M3 Bitlocker Recovery Free" I was able to access the volume with the recovery key. Also this program shows a partition 0 on that drive with FAT32 and NTFS volumes, wicked. Why can't I access that drive with manage-bde or repair-bde and recovery key but with that 3rd party tool?
I'm really lost, how can I override the MBR of that drive and remove completely the bitlocker, I just want to reuse the drive, I don't need to recover the data. I still have it on my PC.
I also tried to flush the USB with a Low Level Formater and Mass Production Tool from manufactorer, but always fails with that freaky write-protected error message.

Any ideas/help?
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02 Sep 2015   #25
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Aviscall, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Does the USB flash drive have a physical write protect switch on it that may have been turned on?

Disk Write Protection - Enable or Disable in Windows - Windows 10 Forums

Once you're sure that write protection is turned off for the USB, see if running a "clean" command on the USB will wipe it to allow you to be able to format it afterwards.

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
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18 Jul 2016   #26
Banker

Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit
 
 

Hi All

Please assist me as I am a little bit desperate to recover my data from my old OS drive.

My drive crashed because of bitlocker and I had it replaced with, now when I plug in my old drive into another machine and I enter my recovery password/key to decrypt the drive it just says not responding and hangs there until I force close the application.

Is there anything I can do to work around this?
The first time I tried, it worked and gave me access to the drive and I was quite relieved because I thought my drive was okay, now I cannot access it.

PLEASE HELP!!!!
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18 Jul 2016   #27
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Banker, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if you may be able to use the BitLocker Repair Tool in the tutorial below to hopefully recover your drive.

BitLocker Repair Tool - Recover Drive in Windows 7 and 8
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18 Jul 2016   #28
Banker

Windows 7 Enterprise 32 bit
 
 

Hi Brink

I am having difficulties with running the command as it gives me a syntax error.

is there anyway you could please provide me with an email address for me to chat to you directly?

thank you
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18 Jul 2016   #29
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'll be happy to help here. If you like, post some screenshots to see if anything stands out.

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