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Bitlocker Detect Data Drive

  1. #11


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1


    Thank you vm crawfish. That was indeed the issue, I backed everything up. Partitioned the os drive myself and started all over. Still have an issue with the newly formatted data drive though. Now I get the error "A smart card wasn't detected" in the wizard for bitlocker fixed drives.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 454
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I don't have a TPM so have to do the following to encrypt my system drive (this is from my installation checklist; hopefully the shorthand is clear enough):

    3. gpedit.msc:

    a. Computer->Admin->Windows Components->Bitlocker :
    ->Operating System Drives : Require additional authentication at startup (Allow without compatible TPM)

    I didn't have to change any of the other policies to encrypt my data drives, both internal and external. If this doesn't help, or you do have a TPM and it doesn't apply, I'm afraid I don't know what to tell you.
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