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New Toshiba L50-B Hard disk encrypted! how to recover?

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    New Toshiba L50-B Hard disk encrypted! how to recover?

    Hi all,

    I got a new Toshiba Satellite L50-B notebook with Windows 8.1 64-bit installed. As I need to go a special place, I passed the notebook to a IT guy and have the whole disk encrypted using DiskCryptor. The guy told me that he cannot boot the OS, even he entered the correct password. And one more nice thing. The guy did NOT make recovery discs first!

    Since the hard disk is encrypted I cannot boot it. Also I cannot do a system recovery. I booted the notebook into Linux and copied all the content in the recovery partition to a USB drive.

    Now, I would like to know if I can get my machine up and running again. I don't mind all my content will be lost as it is a new machine.

    Would you show me how to make a set of custom recovery disc out of the content in the recovery partition?
    Do I need to format my hard disk in UEFI mode? if so, how?

    Please help!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    The simplest thing to do would be to order the recovery discs from Toshiba.

    What is the full model number? Like: Satellite L50-BBT2N22
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

New Toshiba L50-B Hard disk encrypted! how to recover?
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