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townsbg

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I need to encrypt my replacement system with a fresh install of 8.1 with truecrypt but I am unable to. Initially after the reboot it failed pretest (even though windows booted) and I had to revert. I was using AES encryption. The only thing I could find (outside of making sure to select AES and turn off secure boot) was that this was a known issue on HP machines and I have an HP Pavillion Elite HPE-250f. This was on a veracrypt forum and they said that the issue had been fixed. I made matters worse by marking the Windows partition as active. After that on reboot Truecrypt couldn't boot the OS at all and I had to use my install disk to fix the boot loader. Then I tried veracrypt and it just sat at loading. Again I had to fix the boot loader. The only thing I could definitively read to do was to delete a 100 mb partition. On my install there are 2 partitions that are ~350-450 mb. Is that why I can't use truecrypt or veracrypt? If so which one do I remove? One looks like it might be in use by the recovery partition. I'll attach a screenshot from disk manager. I don't have any data on this drive so I am not against a reinstall if necessary but I want to keep the recovery partition on it. I think that this computer is too old for secure boot because I'm not finding it in the BIOS settings.
 
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townsbg

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I don't have the option of removing the 450 mb partition in computer management. My guess is because it's marked as an active recovery partition. I can remove it from the install disk but it is marked as OEM reserved and I got a warning that if I remove it might not be able to boot into the recovery image. I'd rather keep that so if someone else has any suggestions I would be appreciative.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 2012 R2 Data center/Linux Mint
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Poweredge T140
    CPU
    i3 9100 3.6GHz, 8M cache, 4C/4T
    Memory
    8GB 2666MT/s DDR4 ECC UDIMM
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    1 TB & 360 GB x2
    Browser
    FF 78 ESR
    Other Info
    Primary computer:
    HP Pavillion Elite HPE-250f
    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro
    Intel i7 860 Quad core 2.8 ghz
    8 GB of memory
    1 tb HDD.
    ATI Radeon HD 5770 1 gb ram
    Displays: 1920x1080 &1680x1050

    More info on the server: https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/productdetailstxn/poweredge-t140?~ck=bt

townsbg

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Does anyone have any suggestions?
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 2012 R2 Data center/Linux Mint
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Poweredge T140
    CPU
    i3 9100 3.6GHz, 8M cache, 4C/4T
    Memory
    8GB 2666MT/s DDR4 ECC UDIMM
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    1 TB & 360 GB x2
    Browser
    FF 78 ESR
    Other Info
    Primary computer:
    HP Pavillion Elite HPE-250f
    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro
    Intel i7 860 Quad core 2.8 ghz
    8 GB of memory
    1 tb HDD.
    ATI Radeon HD 5770 1 gb ram
    Displays: 1920x1080 &1680x1050

    More info on the server: https://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/productdetailstxn/poweredge-t140?~ck=bt

userandaname

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Why don't you use BitLocker to encrypt your drive?
 

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