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Solved Bitlocker external drive seems to have stuck decrypting

geneiusxie

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Hey guys,

So I was trying to decrypt a Bitlocker-protected portable drive overnight and it seems to be stuck at 0.4% decryption completed (some other drives were encrypted around the same time but I don't think that should affect it much, right?) I guess either my USB 3.0 hub momentarily failed or my computer went to sleep during the process?
Anyway, I then paused decryption and opened up the error checking tool but it didn't complete (I don't think it even opened) but in the process, I agreed to turn off access to the drive during the "error check" that doesn't seem to have happened.

So recap: Not only can I not see the files on the drive, Windows can't even access the drive?

Btw, there's over 2TB worth of some pretty important data on this drive so can someone please help? I'd be willing to pay a reasonable amount for a software solution.

-Gene
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Sony Vaio Pro 13
    CPU
    Haswell i7 ULV 1.8Ghz
    Memory
    8GB LDDR3 1600 single channel
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD4400
    Browser
    Firefox, Chrome
    Antivirus
    AVG

geneiusxie

New Member
Update: the drive seems to work after plugging it into my laptop's built-in USB port. It shows the decrypting screen and everything and after copying all the contents to a larger 4TB drive, they seem to be intact as far as I can tell.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Sony Vaio Pro 13
    CPU
    Haswell i7 ULV 1.8Ghz
    Memory
    8GB LDDR3 1600 single channel
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD4400
    Browser
    Firefox, Chrome
    Antivirus
    AVG

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