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BitLocker Repair Tool - Recover Drive in Windows 7 and 8

  1. #10


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Feras, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Is F: a separate physical hard drive?

    You might see if formatting F: and see if you are able to successfully run "chkdsk F: /F" on it. If so, then try using the BitLocker Repair Tool again.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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  2. #11


    Posts : 2
    Windows /


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Feras, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Is F: a separate physical hard drive?

    You might see if formatting F: and see if you are able to successfully run "chkdsk F: /F" on it. If so, then try using the BitLocker Repair Tool again.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    thanks for your fast replay
    F: output is usb3 external HDD 3tb, new one i bought before 2 days.
    G: input is usb3 external HDD is 700gb.
    is any other solution to change the RAW disk to be able to read
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  3. #12


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    In that case, run the "Clean" (not "clean all") command on the RAW disk, then see if you area able to create a new NTFS primary partition on it.

    Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Partition or Volume - Create New - Windows 7 Help Forums

    If successful, see if you may be able to save to it using the BitLocker Repair Tool now.
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  4. #13


    Posts : 1
    Windows 7 Ultimate


    Hi, A while ago I tried to use bitlocker to encrypt my external hard drive, however the process was interrupted and now I cannot access anything in it. I'm following this guide trying to move its contents to another external of the same size. I am using Windows 7 Ultimate.

    I'm currently in the middle of step 3 after entering
    'repair-bde F: E: -rp myBitLockerRecoveryKey -F', where the red text is replaced by my actual key, and right now I am seeing the attached screenshot.

    I'm worried since it looks like something's going wrong here...

    I'd appreciate any help, thanks

    edit:...I'm not sure if I attached the image correctly to this post so...let me know if you can see it, thanks

    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by Brink; 12 Dec 2013 at 21:25. Reason: attached your uploaded image
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  5. #14


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Hirkman, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    I'm afraid that since BitLocker was interrupted while encrypting, you may be out of luck, and may need to format the hard drive to be able to use it again.

    I hope you had a back up of the data on the drive.
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  6. #15


    Posts : 1
    windows 8.1


    Hello, my encrypted Drive with Bitlocker has been disappeared(exactly I dont know why!) and I had free space as much as the disappeared Drive instead of selfsame Drive. then i made a new Drive with the free space with a software but it was empty. therefore i losed my information from the encrypted Drive. how can i recover them.
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  7. #16


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Ebi, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you formatted the space when you created a new partition, then you may have permanently lost the information.

    You could try using the tutorial below to recover the partition.

    Partition - Recover Deleted Partitions in Windows

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  8. #17


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Hi, I am facing the following problem with an 8GB PNY Attaché USB 2.0 stick which had BitLocker encryption on.

    Last week, I was in a rush to leave work and catch my train so I attempted to "Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media" on a Windows 7 laptop while I was still accessing the aforementioned drive with DjVu. If I remember correctly, I did close the application, after viewing the warning advising me against removing the USB, and while I was shutting down the work laptop, I removed the drive. Apparently, this is what happened (according to the event viewer log entries):


    Windows detected your registry file is still in use by other applications or services. The file will be unloaded now. The applications or services that hold your registry file may not function properly afterwards.

    Code:
    DETAIL - 
     8 user registry handles leaked from \Registry\User\:
    Process 4224 (\Device\HarddiskVolume2\Windows\System32\wbem\WmiPrvSE.exe) has opened key \REGISTRY\USER\Software\Xerox\PrinterDriver\V5.0\NamedSettings\UNIV
    Process 4224 (\Device\HarddiskVolume2\Windows\System32\wbem\WmiPrvSE.exe) has opened key \REGISTRY\USER\Software\Xerox\PrinterDriver\V5.0\ApplicationDefaults
    Process 4224 (\Device\HarddiskVolume2\Windows\System32\wbem\WmiPrvSE.exe) has opened key \REGISTRY\USER\Software\Xerox\PrinterDriver\V5.0\ApplicationDefaults
    Process 1268 (\Device\HarddiskVolume2\Windows\System32\svchost.exe) has opened key \REGISTRY\USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
    Process 1268 (\Device\HarddiskVolume2\Windows\System32\svchost.exe) has opened key \REGISTRY\USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
    Process 4224 (\Device\HarddiskVolume2\Windows\System32\wbem\WmiPrvSE.exe) has opened key \REGISTRY\USER\Software\Xerox\PrinterDriver\V5.0\NamedSettings
    Process 4224 (\Device\HarddiskVolume2\Windows\System32\wbem\WmiPrvSE.exe) has opened key \REGISTRY\USER\Software\Xerox\PrinterDriver\V5.0\NamedSettings
    Process 4224 (\Device\HarddiskVolume2\Windows\System32\wbem\WmiPrvSE.exe) has opened key \REGISTRY\USER\Software\Xerox\PrinterDriver\V5.0\ApplicationDefaults\UNIV
    Device action request for device 'USB\VID_154B&PID_0048\AAAB025100000314' was vetoed by 'STORAGE\Volume\_??_USBSTOR#Disk&Ven_PNY&Prod_USB_2.0_FD&Rev_8192#AAAB025100000314&0#{53f56307-b6bf-11d0-94f2-00a0c91efb8b}' with veto type 5.
    The following morning I wanted to copy some files off of the stick and tried to use it on my Windows 8.1 laptop at home; it took a long time to bring up the window informing me that this was as BitLocker-encrypted USB key, so, again, I (stupidly) removed it. As I was doing that, the window finally came up for a brief instant. When I re-inserted it, I got the all-too familiar dreaded "You need to format…" window:

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    When I clicked on "Cancel", I was informed that the "Location is not available":

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    Sure enough, the "locked disk" icon is gone:

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    Disk Management didn't help either – the USB is no longer an NTFS disk:

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    I followed your instructions for repair-bde and this is what I came up with:

    Code:
    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
    (c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
     
    C:\WINDOWS\system32>repair-bde G: F: -pw -F
    BitLocker Drive Encryption: Repair Tool version 6.3.9600
    Copyright (C) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
     
    Enter the password to unlock this volume:
    Beginning scan for BitLocker metadata.
     
    Scanning boot sectors for pointer to metadata: 100%
    Scanning sector boundaries for metadata: 100%
    Finished scanning for BitLocker metadata.
    LOG INFO: 0x0000002a
    Valid metadata at offset 35762176 found at scan level 4.
    LOG INFO: 0x0000002b
    Successfully created repair context.
    Beginning decryption.
    Decrypting: 100% Complete.
    Finished decryption.
     
    ACTION REQUIRED: Run 'chkdsk F: /f' before viewing decrypted data.
     
    C:\WINDOWS\system32>chkdsk F: /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.

    Interestingly enough, when I attempt to use a "wrong" password, it complained about it (something to do with the LOG INFO…). Using repair-bde with an ".img" file didn't work either – although I did not see any warning or error messages:


    Code:
    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
    (c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
     
    C:\WINDOWS\system32>repair-bde G: F:\recover.img -pw -force
    BitLocker Drive Encryption: Repair Tool version 6.3.9600
    Copyright (C) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
     
    Enter the password to unlock this volume:
    Beginning scan for BitLocker metadata.
     
    Scanning boot sectors for pointer to metadata: 100%
    Scanning sector boundaries for metadata: 100%
    Finished scanning for BitLocker metadata.
    LOG INFO: 0x0000002a
    Valid metadata at offset 35729920 found at scan level 4.
    LOG INFO: 0x0000002b
    Successfully created repair context.
    Beginning decryption.
    Decrypting: 100% Complete.
    Finished decryption.

    The size of the resulting *.img file is 7.46 GB (8,011,390,464 bytes), but as you probably guessed, it doesn't open with 7-Zip, WinRar, or, of course, with Windows Explorer; it's a corrupted archive.

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    I even tried to salvage the disk contents using a ddrescue on an Ubuntu 14.04 machine (as per the instructions at (iBoyd) » Recovering Data from a Failing Bitlocker Hard Drive – no luck either, although, once again, there were no error messages:


    Code:
    user@laptop:~$ sudo ddrescue /dev/sdc /dev/sdb ~/Downloads/rescue.log -r -1 -a 10000 -d --force
    [sudo] password for user:
     
     
    GNU ddrescue 1.17
    Press Ctrl-C to interrupt
    rescued:     8019 MB,  errsize:       0 B,  current rate:   21522 kB/s
       ipos:     7356 MB,   errors:       0,    average rate:    4450 kB/s
       opos:     7356 MB,    time since last successful read:       0 s
    Finished 
    I then tried test disk but, once again, nothing came up:


    Code:
    Sat May  3 00:28:38 2014
    Command line: TestDisk
     
    TestDisk 6.14, Data Recovery Utility, July 2013
    Christophe GRENIER <grenier@cgsecurity.org>
    CGSecurity - Data recovery: TestDisk & PhotoRec
    OS: Linux, kernel 3.13.0-24-generic (#46-Ubuntu SMP Thu Apr 10 19:11:08 UTC 2014) x86_64
    Compiler: GCC 4.8
    Compilation date: 2013-10-29T01:29:29
    ext2fs lib: 1.42.9, ntfs lib: libntfs-3g, reiserfs lib: none, ewf lib: none
    /dev/sda: LBA, HPA, LBA48, DCO support
    /dev/sda: size       976773168 sectors
    /dev/sda: user_max   976773168 sectors
    /dev/sda: native_max 976773168 sectors
    /dev/sda: dco        976773168 sectors
    Warning: can't get size for Disk /dev/mapper/control - 0 B - 1 sectors, sector size=512
    Hard disk list
    Disk /dev/sda - 500 GB / 465 GiB - CHS 60801 255 63, sector size=512 - Hitachi HTS725050A9A364, 
    Disk /dev/sdb - 8019 MB / 7648 MiB - CHS 974 255 63, sector size=512 - PNY USB 2.0 FD, FW:8192
     
    Partition table type (auto): Intel
    Disk /dev/sdb - 8019 MB / 7648 MiB - PNY USB 2.0 FD
    Partition table type: Intel
     
    Analyse Disk /dev/sdb - 8019 MB / 7648 MiB - CHS 974 255 63
    Geometry from i386 MBR: head=255 sector=63
    check_part_i386 failed for partition type 07
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=2
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=8 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=16 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=32 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=64 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=128 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=240 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=2
    Current partition structure:
    Invalid NTFS or EXFAT boot
     1 * HPFS - NTFS              0   1  1   973 254 63   15647247
     1 * HPFS - NTFS              0   1  1   973 254 63   15647247
     
    search_part()
    Disk /dev/sdb - 8019 MB / 7648 MiB - CHS 974 255 63
     
    Results
    Can't open backup.log file: No such file or directory
    interface_load
    Change partition type:
         HPFS - NTFS              0   0  1   973 254 63   15647310
     
    interface_write()
     
    No partition found or selected for recovery
    NTFS signature is missing.
    NTFS signature is missing.
    simulate write!
     
    write_mbr_i386: starting...
    write_all_log_i386: starting...
    No extended partition
     
    Interface Advanced
    Geometry from i386 MBR: head=255 sector=63
    check_part_i386 failed for partition type 07
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=2
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=8 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=16 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=32 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=64 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=128 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=240 nbr=1
    get_geometry_from_list_part_aux head=255 nbr=2
     1 * HPFS - NTFS              0   1  1   973 254 63   15647247
     
     1 * HPFS - NTFS              0   1  1   973 254 63   15647247
    Can't open filesystem. Filesystem seems damaged.
    New options :
     Dump : Yes
     Align partition: Yes
     Expert mode : Yes
     
    TestDisk exited normally.
    I've tried a number of demo/trial version of commercial packages but without success. I also looked at WinHex – whose output didn't look very promising when compared to a "healthy" BitLocker-enabled USB key:

    "Good":

    Click image for larger version

    "Bad":

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    Any chance I can salvage this disk?
    Many thanks in advance for your help!
    Last edited by jdm43; 03 May 2014 at 10:43. Reason: more typos
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  9. #18


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello JDM,

    Since it shows that the drive successfully 100% decrypted, you might see if using an option below may be able to help to recover the RAW drive.

    Partition - Recover Deleted Partitions in Windows

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
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  10. #19


    Posts : 4
    Windows 7

    unable to unlock encrypted drive


    I encrypted 2 drives. I was able to unlock 1 drive but when I tried to unlock my f drive my computer used to hang and then tried to decryption by using bde recovery tool. but my decryption process stops at 12% and dosent complete
    plz help
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