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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7 corrupted 2nd disk encrypted with TrueCrypt

22 Jul 2014   #1

Installing Windows 7 corrupted 2nd disk encrypted with TrueCrypt


In my laptop I have windows installed in a drive, and I have two other bigger disk drives that I use to save my data. Those were encrypted with TC.

I did a fresh install of Windows 7 and after booting I noticed that one of those two data drives had a drive letter assigned. I tried to mount them with TC and I couldn't mount that one, it says "already in use".

If I mount it in Windows Disk Manager, I can browse it like a normal drive. I noticed that it has some boot manager files from Windows.

Seems like the Windows 7 installer corrupted that drive by installing the boot files there

What can I do?
I already tried to recover header and mount with different options but TC always says "already in use" and I can't do anything.


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22 Jul 2014   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2muchacid View Post
Seems like the Windows 7 installer corrupted that drive by installing the boot files there[/B].
Seems to me like you may have left that drive connected when you installed Windows.


Not generally a good idea---for the reasons you've encountered.

You could start over, reinstall Windows with that drive disconnected. Or run a startup repair several times.
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23 Jul 2014   #3


Hi ignatzatsonic

Thanks for the reply

EDIT: Check last post
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23 Jul 2014   #4


EDIT: Check last post
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23 Jul 2014   #5


UPDATE: I think I managed to recover the "header". I can now mount the encrypted partition. If I enter the correct password it mounts, if I enter another it says the password is wrong.

The problem now is that when I mount the encrypted partition it doesn't get mounted in Windows. It assigns a drive letter but I can't access it, Windows asks me to format the disk.

What should I do now? Thanks
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 Installing Windows 7 corrupted 2nd disk encrypted with TrueCrypt

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