Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Canít Open Bitlocker Drive

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    79

    Canít Open Bitlocker Drive

    I am not able to access my D drive after locking it with Bitlocker. My problem is that when i was encrpting D drive accidently went off my laptop but before that I saved my security keys in my pen drive. But after restarting my laptop, itís accepting my keys to open D drive but nothing is happening and get busy. Please system help me out.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    1,088

    Re: Canít Open Bitlocker Drive

    Hi, thanks for the update. From the result, we can find that the volume is locked and in that the operation cannot be performed because the volume is locked. I suggest you use the command to unlock it first. Below is my example on how to unlock the encrypted drive C: \ Windows \ system32> cscript manage-bde.wsf unlock-D:-RecoveryPassword 663476-6 75928-162613-019481-087318-052591-699325-060225 Microsoft (R) Windows Script Host Version 5.8 Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. WARNING: The script manage-bde.wsf is not supported. Please use manage-bde.exe. The password successfully unlocked volume D:use manage-bde.exe. And in the recovery password is saved to a file or printed before encrypting the drive. In my example: BitLocker Drive Encryption Key RecoveryThe recovery key is used to recover the data on a BitLocker-protected drive. To verify that this is the correct recovery key compare the identification with what is presented on the recovery screen. Recovery key identification: E4ABFD19-C813-46 Full recovery key identification: E4ABFD19-C813-46FF-AFBD-3834E50EB398 so if you want then you can try this.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    2,713

    Re: Canít Open Bitlocker Drive

    I suggest you first try the following steps:
    1. Click Start, type "cmd" in "Search programs and files.
    2. Right click on "cmd.exe" icon and choose "Run as Administrator".
    3. Type the following command to check the status in command prompt window.
    Cscript C:\windows\system32\manage-bde.wsf Ėstatus
    4. Then, you can use the following command:
    Cscript C:\windows\system32\manage-bde.wsf Ėoff D: (where D refer to the partition, you want to decrypt.) If you encounter any problem during the procedure, please let me know.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    958

    Re: Canít Open Bitlocker Drive

    Hi, Thanks for your kind help. I tried your given command but my laptop get suck on this point " " BitLocker Drive Encryption: Configuration Tool version 6.1.7600 Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. Copyright All rights reserved. The ScriptManager bde.wsf is not supported. Please use manage-bde.exe." Please use manage-bde.exe." Now what should I do.Please suggest me and please tell me how much time it will take to dycript a 40 GB Drive.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    1,054

    Re: Canít Open Bitlocker Drive

    You can ignore this message. This message also occurs in my example. Have you tried the steps above? Did you receive any other error or confirmation? After this, it should prompt you "The password successfully unlocked volume D:." "Decryption is now in progress." or other error message. So if any suggestion for me then please help me.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    979

    Re: Canít Open Bitlocker Drive

    It seems that you can use the command successfully. However, from the latest log, there is little useful information for us to continue this troubleshooting. Do you mean there isn't detail information after entering all the commands? Have you found the recovery key like what I listed in my example which I have given on to the other forum site?

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    2
    how can unlock my WD hard drive the password i enterd 733020440
    External Key:
    ID: {7B05018E-E639-4D0D-A471-42E793A7246B}
    External Key File Name:
    7B05018E-E639-4D0D-A471-42E793A7246B.BEK

    Numerical password
    ID: {D88377EB-7240-4082-89AA-8280D4153BB8}

    External Key:
    ID: {7B05018E-E639-4D0D-A471-42E793A7246B}
    External Key File Name:
    7B05018E-E639-4D0D-A471-42E793A7246B.BEK

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    586

    Re: Canít Open Bitlocker Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by bunada View Post
    how can unlock my WD hard drive the password i enterd 733020440
    External Key:
    ID: {7B05018E-E639-4D0D-A471-42E793A7246B}
    External Key File Name:
    7B05018E-E639-4D0D-A471-42E793A7246B.BEK

    Numerical password
    ID: {D88377EB-7240-4082-89AA-8280D4153BB8}

    External Key:
    ID: {7B05018E-E639-4D0D-A471-42E793A7246B}
    External Key File Name:
    7B05018E-E639-4D0D-A471-42E793A7246B.BEK
    You can check out the this link with video instructions on unlocking and locking the WD Smartware drive. Keep in mind that if your password was forgotten there is no other way to access the drive unless you choose drive erase which will erase all existing data on the drive.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    2

    Re: Canít Open Bitlocker Drive

    Dear Spear Man
    First thank you for your replay but the problem is:

    My WD hard drive has encrypted on my hp laptop with bitlocker encryption,
    the password which i was opening encryption is ((733020440))
    Unfortunately my system become low so I formatted my laptop system
    after that I try to open my WD hard drive but unable to open.

    Can you help me to open it without losing any data please....

Similar Threads

  1. Locking hard drive using bitlocker
    By Measurer in forum Networking & Security
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-08-2011, 09:14 PM
  2. How to install BitLocker Drive Encryption
    By Atsushi in forum Windows Software
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 30-11-2010, 05:08 AM
  3. How to re-lock a drive with bitlocker
    By Ransom in forum Operating Systems
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 07-04-2010, 02:53 AM
  4. BitLocker drive Decryption
    By Toraidio in forum Windows Software
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 26-03-2010, 09:42 AM
  5. How to open Files encrypted in Bitlocker of Windows 7 in xp
    By Segvoia in forum Operating Systems
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-12-2009, 09:32 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •