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bitlocker issue..please help!!

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by CopaCopa, Sep 25, 2010.

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  1. CopaCopa

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    Hi guys,

    I've got issue with my bitlocker...
    it's win 7 ent 32 bit.

    i had bluescreen of death and now i'm unable to start windows anymore.

    if i choose to start windows normally, it would just restart after the windows splash screen
    if i choose safe mode or any other, it will ask for the bit locker key

    the bitlocker txt file that contains the key doesn't have the same recovery id as what it's shown on the screen. So I'm pretty much stuffed here i think.
    Can anyone advise me of the best way to recover my data?

    If I have another hdd that i can new fresh win 7 with, then attach the first hdd that i'm trying to recover, if I re apply bitlocker then, will I be able to access my files then?

    if this won't work, please advise me a solution. thanks
     
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  3. CopaCopa

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    Hi Lunarlandle,

    Thx but it says that I will be required to have recovery password or key which I don't have. Please help. Thx
     
  4. Elvandil

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    The purpose of BitLocker is the prevent, totally, the exact kind of access you are attempting. Unless you get that installation started, your data is lost. Or you can await the advent of quantum computers which will break encryptions like that in seconds.
     
  5. CopaCopa

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    Hi Elvandil

    Thx

    What installation were you referring to?
     
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    Elvandil meant your current Bitlocker protected Windows 7 system installation.
     
  7. CopaCopa

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    Ok. So bottom line is that my data is pretty much lost yeah?
     
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    Yeah, 'fraid so. :(

    Unfortunately it seems to always take a loss such as this to make us understand that we must have at least two (three is much better) copies of any data that we deem important. There are just too many things that can go wrong with one copy, and corrupted encryption is one of the more frustrating ones.

    I only have about a dozen files that I consider sensitive enough to keep in an encrypted volume. I not only have multiple copies of the encrypted volume but have unencrypted copies of the files kept where they are not likely to be found/stolen by somebody.
     
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