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BitLocker Repair Tool - Recover Drive in Windows 7 and 8


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#41
It should be this below where C would be the drive letter for the encrypted drive, and D would be the drive letter to export to.

repair-bde C: D: -kp -F
 

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#42
Thanks. Yes, in my case that's:

repair-bde N: P: -kp -F

It throws the following error:

BitLocker Drive Encryption: Repair Tool version 6.3.9600
Copyright (C) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

LOG INFO: 0x00000002
The system cannot find the file specified.

ERROR: The file '-F' does not exist. Type a valid path to the key package.


When I've run the tool as previously posted it works fine as both:

repair-bde N: P: -pw -Force

Prompting me for the password above and also as.....

repair-bde N: P:

Both times result in the error/message I originally posted.....


Beginning scan for BitLocker metadata.

Scanning boot sectors for pointer to metadata: 100%
Scanning sector boundaries for metadata: 100%
Finished scanning for BitLocker metadata.

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.
 

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#43
Try this without the -F (force) switch.

repair-bde N: P: -kp
 

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#44
Thanks. It doesn't like that though......

C:\Windows\system32>repair-bde N: P: -kp

BitLocker Drive Encryption: Repair Tool version 6.3.9600
Copyright (C) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


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

C:\Windows\system32>repair-bde N: P: -kp
BitLocker Drive Encryption: Repair Tool version 6.3.9600
Copyright (C) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.




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

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#45
It's wanting the path of your exported key package after the -KP switch that you don't have.

You could format the drive to be able to use it again, but you will lose everything on it.
 

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#46
Thanks, yes really reluctant to format it. However, but the sounds on the Crucial forum (link in my original post), it doesn't sound good.

As described a few posts back I do have the recovery key for the drive, is there not a way to try and use this? What's the difference between the key (48 digit string) and the recovery package?
 

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Well, a recovery password (-RP) and recovery key (-RK) are different than a key package (-KP).

A RP is the one you see under step 3, and a RK is the startup key under step 4.

You would of needed to use this below to export a key package first to have a KP available to use.

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/apps/jj647762
 

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#48
Thanks. I'm running the step 3 version now,.....have a feeling I did this the other night, but trying again. E.g. for me this is as the below, where the recovery password from my MS account take place of the x's:

repair-bde N: P: -rp XXXXXX-XXXXXX-XXXXXX-XXXXXX-XXXXXX-XXXXXX-XXXXXX-XXXXXX

Just think it's slightly inconsistent/confusing how RP (recovery PASSWORD) uses a recovery KEY and there's also an RK switch.
 

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#49
Yup, still end up with,.....

Scanning boot sectors for pointer to metadata: 100%
Scanning sector boundaries for metadata: 100%
Finished scanning for BitLocker metadata.

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.

:zip:
 

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#50
It's not looking good. :(
 

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#52
Oh and to top it all off now my C partition with Windows seems screwed! 0xc000021a error when booting, can't browse it when slaved off another machine. Fun :)
 

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To follow up, after having the drive slaved and running some more checks with the repair utility, on putting the drive back into my laptop, Windows (on the C partition) then started to BSOD on boot. Tried various repairs and then have to give in......accepted data loss on the full drive and have started again. Really need to contact Crucial to understand if I can get a refund on this drive. Thanks again for all the help here. To any one else visiting these pages/posts suffering from Bitlocker issues - good luck ;)
 

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Thank you 123 for posting back with your results. I'm sorry that you had to start fresh and lose everything though.
 

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Rcreators

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Recovery tool is on 1% decryption from 5 hours.

Hello,

As per your steps, i put my External hard drive to recover data and then its just at 1% from 5 hours.

Screenshot_1.png

I am also not able to use both hard drive which are in process. One which have encrypted data and other in which i put it to recover.

Screenshot_2.png

Let me know what i suppose to do now. Should i wait for more hours or do i turn off it. I cannot wait 2 days on 1% mostly.
 

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Hello Rcreators, and welcome to Eight Forums. :)

It's best to wait until finished. If you interrupt the process, it will of course fail, and you risk permanently corrupting the data.
 

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    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
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Rcreators

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#57
Hello Brink,

Thanks for the advice, i put it on for 16 hours and come up with 4 errors of bad sector and then process continue to 2%. Now i am again stuck at 3% from 8 hours. :-(
 

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It sounds like the drive may be in bad shape then, and may need replacing.

If you have a backup of the drive that you can restore to another drive, it may be best to format the bad drive, and test the health of it afterwards with something like SeaTools.
 

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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
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    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
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    Thermaltake Core P3
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Rcreators

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#59
Hello Brink,

Right now hard disk still in decryption 3%. Don't want to mess with it as it's my friend's hard drive which have his mother's all photos who passed away. And he is too dump that he was not aware of bitlock and using it while he don't have any backup of data. So hoping whether it take 3 - 4 days, at least it give some good news on it.

Hard drive is never formatted. So just like to know, is there any way if this process goes bad and still he get those data. He has no issue on spending money to get his mother's photos. Hard Drive is segat or WD 1TB USB Portable drive 6 - 8 month old. Its till in replacement but they don't going to give him backup. So trying to get things for him.

It will be great help if you can give some more guidance on it.
 

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#60
If it fails to decrypt the drive, then the data on it may be a loss since BitLocker is designed to prevent access without the password or recovery key.

I only fear that if the drive is bad or failing, it may die before decrypting has finished. Hopefully it's only bad sectors slowing it down.
 

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    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone