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BitLocker Repair Tool - Recover Drive in Windows 7 and 8

  1. #40


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    64-bit Windows 10


    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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  2. #41


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    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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  3. #42


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Try this without the -F (force) switch.

    repair-bde N: P: -kp
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  4. #43


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    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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  5. #44


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    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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  6. #45


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    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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  7. #46


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    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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  8. #47


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    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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  9. #48


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    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.

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  10. #49


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    It's not looking good.
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