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Windows 7: BitLocker Drive Encryption - Internal Data Hard Drives - Turn On or Off

11 Mar 2010   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Santosh, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You may need to use the Clean or Clean All command on the USB flash drive first, then see if you may be able to format it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn


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11 Mar 2010   #11
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Good point! The DM tools are the first place to start with. The flash drive will be seen as a removable device there. You may see the H,I or L drive letter used for it as typically assigned by Windows.
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23 Mar 2010   #12
jabi

 
 
Help

Hi..somebody enabled bitlocker on one of my non-os drive and when i try to access my drive it says locked and need password..
i have no password..i have no key on flash or else..i have nothing..
what can i do?

please help me....

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23 Mar 2010   #13
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jabi, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Without the password or recovery key to import back, you will not be able to access the hard drive. In this case, you would only be able to format the hard drive to be able to use it again.
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23 Mar 2010   #14
jabi

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Jabi, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Without the password or recovery key to import back, you will not be able to access the hard drive. In this case, you would only be able to format the hard drive to be able to use it again.
i had 500G of nice movies on this drive and it seems i have to get over them..what a shame...

anyway , thanks for your support........
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23 Mar 2010   #15
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Jabi. Sorry that this is the case.
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23 Mar 2010   #16
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

I have to wonder if any files can be recovered at all using a data recovery program or even a live Linux distro like ubuntu, Puppy, or Knoppix. Or you are simply locked out totally with no options available? This is one I may end up trying by locking up a flash and then booting live to see anything is recoverable here.
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14 Jul 2010   #17
BugOutMachine

Windows 7 / Windows 8.1
 
 

What happens if Bitlocker does not properly create the new partition required and how does one resolve such an issue on the Ultimate platform?
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14 Jul 2010   #18
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello BOM,

If BitLocker fails or is interrupted while encrypting the partition, then you may end up needing to format that partition to be able to use it again.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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14 Jul 2010   #19
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

The process can be rather sensitive if you intend to run any resource intensive programs running and may want to shedule it to run while you are planning to let the system sit idle or with little activity during this time period to insure the best results and of course avoid any mishaps.

Best preparation? Have everything you plan to see encrypted backed up at least temporarily somewhere else in the event the encryption process fails for some reason. You don't want to lose everything if a reformat becomes necessary.
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