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BitLocker Repair Tool - Recover Drive in Windows 7 and 8


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Hello Abbi, and welcome to Eight Forums. :)

Sometimes it may seem like it has stopped, but may just be taking a long time to get past that stage. How long did you let it sit for?

Does it give you any error messages?
 

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Hello Abbi, and welcome to Eight Forums. :)

Sometimes it may seem like it has stopped, but may just be taking a long time to get past that stage. How long did you let it sit for?

Does it give you any error messages?
no error message I opened another cmd and typed
manage-bde -status f:
and it said an unexpected error has appeared
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That's not a good sign. Was it an elevated command prompt?

How does the F: drive look in Disk Manager?
 

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yes it was an elevated command prompt
now f drive looks open but when I opened it it asks to format it and drive e which was empty earlier now is only 61 mb free of 119 mb

drive f wasnt encrypted fully because when I tried to unlock it my computer used to hang and I had to restart my computer so for some time I left it paused
 

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I'm afraid that you have lost everything on F: since BitLocker was interrupted by something (most likely hang or restart) in the middle of encrypting.

You'll most likely need to format F to start over with it. :(

If you were using E to recover F on to, then that could explain the used space on E.
 

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but even d was interrupted along with f drive bur how was it able to resume while f is showing error. f was never fully encrypted
 

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You got lucky with D, but not so much with F. :(

Please go ahead and post a screenshot showing all of your Disk Management to see if anything may stand out.
 

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hi
please help me with this issue, the decyrption process done successfully, beu i have been asked to finally successfully finished, follow any given "ACTION REQUIRED" ,,, run chkdsk on the output volume before opening, please help me this step is not working with me,,, he reply as unrecognized internal and external comand. thanks in advance.
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Hello
Sorry but I tried to take a picture according to the screenshot procedure but no success, I copied what I got when decryption process ended negativily, please advise me urgently, I have such important info need to be retrieved, the problem that I plugged out the hard when it was encyrpting (pluuged out before coplete the process) , is there any alternative solution to cure my hard, please help
Massar


Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>repair-bde J: I: -rp 111111-111111-111111-111111-111111-11111-111111-11111 -F
BitLocker Drive Encryption: Repair Tool version 6.1.7601
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.


ERROR: Invalid syntax. Use "repair-bde -?" for correct usage.

C:\Windows\system32>repair-bde J: I: -rp 11111-111111-111111-111111-111111-111111-111111-111111 -F
BitLocker Drive Encryption: Repair Tool version 6.1.7601
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.

LOG WARNING: 0x80000029
Failed to lock volume. (0x80070005)
LOG WARNING: 0x80000029
Failed to lock volume. (0x80070005)
Beginning scan for BitLocker metadata.

Scanning boot sectors for pointer to metadata: 100%
Finished scanning for BitLocker metadata.
LOG INFO: 0x00000027
Valid metadata at offset 93453178880 found at scan level 1.
LOG INFO: 0x00000028
Successfully created repair context.
Beginning decryption.
Decrypting: 100% Complete.
Finished decryption.

ACTION REQUIRED: Run 'chkdsk I: /f' before viewing decrypted data.
C:\Windows\system32>chkdsk I: /f
The type of the file system is NTFS.
The first NTFS boot sector is unreadable or corrupt.
Reading second NTFS boot sector instead.
Unable to determine volume version and state. CHKDSK aborted.

C:\Windows\system32>
 

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Respected Sir: I registered in your site to because it's a good and useful site for all .. My problem is: Hard external size 320 GB locked with Bitlocker . I went to the Control panel and to unlock the Hard i typed the password ,,, but I got an error message it was > (((( No. 1 in pics.))))
and i follow your steps to the CMD but also error message too >((( No. 2 in pics. )))) qawq.PNG aqaqq.PNG
Note : i lost mt recovery key cuz i format my win7 .. but still have the password .
plz i have my live on that Hard
 

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sir .. this is step 2 in option two .... comes with Error ??? see it in black screenshot
... plz answer me im waiting you ?
bytheway .. sir ''' could you tell me what is that message means ? and why it is appears to me .. and i do have the password and i put it in the PW space when i went to cancel the Bitlocker encryption from Control Panel ... thanx
 

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If you are currently running Windows 8, then see if you may be able to use step 1 in Option One of the tutorial on the first page.

The error message you got in your command prompt screenshot is a generic error message meaning that the password you entered to unlock the drive is either not the correct Bitlocker password for that drive, or it just simply failed to unlock the drive because of an unspecified reason.

The error message in your first screenshot in the Control Panel indicates that the removable drive may have some sort of write protection enabled (not BitLocker), or BitLocker was interrupted while trying to convert (unlock) the drive. If this was interrupted, then there's a good chance that it could have hosed the drive to never be recoverable.
 

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Sir, what happened is simply: I went to the Control panel and then placed password and then showed me the error in the picture number one message !!!!
Please note that I use the Windows 7.. also i do not have the recovery key file? Is it possible to find a solution with Windows 7
>Is there a master key to open the Hard? I can give you all the information and the numbers on the back of hard?
 

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I'm afraid not. Without the BitLocker recovery key or working password, you are pretty much out of luck on unlocking a BitLocker encrypted drive since that's the whole point of BitLocker. :(
 

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Appreciate any help or guidance with my question below, apologies there's a fair bit of background first....

I have two partitions on my Crucial MX100 SSD drive:

* C - For Windows and programs.

* D - For data.

Turning on Bitlocker seemed to cause what appears to be a known issue for these Crucial drives, Windows now sees the D drive as RAW format. My data appears lost. Details from other users seeing this issue here - http://forum.crucial.com/t5/Crucial...ata-SSD-Windows-8-1-Bitlocker-RAW/td-p/160943

It still seemed I could turn Bitlocker off on the D drive through Windows, but with the drive seen in RAW format I'm not too convinced this worked. I've tried several data recovery tools against the drive with no luck. I've now slaved the physical drive from my desktop and tried running the MS Bitlocker Data Recovery Tool. I was using a command similar to:

repair-bde N: P: -pw -Force

I supply the password I used for Bitlocker when prompted.

I end up receiving this error:

ERROR: The input volume has suffered damages to critical information related to the decryption key. Please try the -keypackage option to specify a key package. The volume may not be recoverable.


When I look into using the -keypackage option I understand I need...you guessed it, my key package. In the syntax of the command line options it shows as example as a path, e.g. "F:\ExportedKeyPackage". I have the recovery key (a 48 numerical string) backed up in my Microsoft Account. Do I need to save that key to a file in a particular format to act as an exported key package, or am I confusing the purpose of this?
 

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Thanks for the quick reply. I've tried the above, but am struggling with understanding the correct syntax.

repair-bde N: P: -kp

The above throws an error ...

ERROR: Invalid syntax. Use "repair-bde -?" for correct usage.


When I check the syntax.....

-kp or -KeyPackage
Optional. Provide a key package to unlock the volume.
Example: "F:\ExportedKeyPackage"

If this option is blank, the tool will look for the key package
automatically. This option is needed only if required by the tool.


​The error is suggesting my syntax is wrong rather than the tool not needing/finding what it wants? Any pointers please?
 

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