There is no back door , you either have the password or the encryption key. Then I would put back in machine and send to Lenovo techs to replace motherboard. Thanks Sorry for delay, I have only just seen your post. Thanks for getting back to me. I have tried through c: to unlock the drive but nothing is working. If the Surface displays the BitLocker recovery screen every time it starts, but still cannot find the recovery key, you may have to reset your Surface to factory settings.
Full disclosure straight away: I've had this issue dumped on me by my mother and she's not been particularly forthcoming with details she's old, bless her , so bear with me. As I set up her computer, I can say definitively BitLocker was never set up on her computer by us nor was a passcode ever provided. I have locked my hard disk with bitlocker and after i converted my 32 bit windows 10 os into 64 bit my correct bitlocker password does not work and i have lost my recovery key too pls help me unlock my hard disk without formatting the disk! I hope you have backups somewhere. You quite frequently post without doing due diligence, just happens that this time it was so blatantly wrong that it required correction. Will the reset turn off Bitlocker? How to recover Surface BitLocker recovery key via Command Prompt You can easily find and recover your BitLocker recovery key using the Command Prompt. Is that the only reason you posted here to critique my post and try to prove me wrong? You were also given the option to upload the BitLocker recovery key to your Microsoft account online. Also, Windows partition cannot be mounted likely due to the encrypted disk onto Linux to reset the local admin password or generate a new one.
Referenced in the video: Recovery Keys on OneDrive: Don't forget to subscribe, like and leave a comment. Now I had a Bitlocker blue screen pop up, which was a surprise, it asked for a recovery key which of course I never had, so as per the advice on screen I retrieved the key from another device. If your BitLocker password does not work, there is literally nothing you can do. That screwed up the BitLocker. We had to re-image two computers so for, losing user data.
This video looks at the options for storing Bitlocker Recovery Keys, and hopefully will help you identify where you stored yours. I do have the correct username and password for my user account, and the desktop encryption login interface does accept those credentials, following which it launches Windows 7. That's why I think the usb stick is write protected and does not have bit locker encryption. So, is it possible for me to do anything to e. I do have the correct username and password for my user account, and the desktop encryption login interface does accept those credentials, following which it launches Windows 7. I know there's the re-installing Windows route yet having 2 years worth of course work on the Laptop it's not a viable solution at this moment in time.
That's it, Shawn Even though i had tried all the above steps, still i get the same problem. Especially after you formatted the drive. Prior to misconfiguration issue described in earlier posts, I was able to access the Windows 7 files and applications simply by entering the username and passphrase information only at the start, when laptop was rebooted, or to unlock it. Thanks for getting back to me. That will help you find the correct key. Make sure you put the sticky keys and cmd executables back once finished.
I had misinformed you earlier, my apologies. Decrypt your data to external disk must be at least equal size , recovery key needed: repair-bde C: : -rp 111111-222222-333333-444444-555555-666666-777777-888888 You must use your real TargetVolume and RecoveryKey. I have also extensively scoured online resources for a solution but none has worked. And next time, be sure to write down that recovery key and keep it in a safe place or save it with your Microsoft Account. Open the Computer window, right click on the transferred drive, and click on Unlock Drive. Is that the only reason you posted here to critique my post and try to prove me wrong? Then hit A key to select Command Prompt Admin.
Start the host computer and log on to an administrator account. Step 2: At the Command Prompt, type the following command and press Enter. Which it failed to do, and this lead me to options of skipping drive, which it failed to do, and also a number of other options, none of which worked, I resorted to trying to reset to factory settings which it failed to do. This lock-out situation happened only after the inadvertent configuration changes i. Do you have any recovery information? This probably impacted your BitLocker credentials. Also, on the topic of Bitlocker - I have a script that allows you to back up the. I am in despair as this is a brand new computer and Dell cannot offer me any help apart from new computer or money back.
She has a Linx1020 tablet which has mysteriously started booting into Bitlocker recovery mode - she says she didn't do anything strange the last time she shut it down, and she's never seen or heard of Bitlocker before i. Okay - are you able to provide any pictures of the login prompts you are getting so I can see whats going on? Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date 3 Apr 18, 2019 1 Mar 22, 2019 2 Mar 1, 2019 2 Feb 6, 2019 2 Jan 31, 2019 1 Jan 26, 2019 1 Jan 26, 2019 0 Jan 25, 2019 1 Jan 23, 2019 1 Jan 14, 2019 2 Jan 13, 2019 2 Jan 4, 2019 3 Jan 2, 2019 0 Dec 28, 2018 2 Dec 28, 2018 5 Dec 24, 2018 1 Dec 24, 2018 1 Dec 20, 2018 1 Dec 17, 2018 0 Dec 17, 2018. We don't have the windows password to log on so we cannot change the boot pin and I need to do a computer reset which will wipe out Sophos as it does a factory reset basically. Please let me know if I can provide any other information. My daughter got locked out of her laptop by the Microsoft data encryption program BitLocker. Enter the recovery key to unlock the drive. My wife's laptop loads straight into a prompt asking for a BitLocker password.
Apparently this is a common problem which has been around for years, especially on SurfacePro laptops. Once you enter the recovery key, the drive will unlock and you can access the files on it. Hey guys, thanks for taking the time to read this. I managed to get it working following the steps in. If you cant, and are still unable to access the machine, would use a winpe usb, boot to the stick and use the manage-bde -off C: or which ever drive you have encrypted. The encryption is on our Win7 boot drive so no way to boot into safe mode or something similar. I just go screwed on this as well and am trying to get those responsible to manage this better.
Contact the domain administrator to get the recovery key. We can't get to Windows 10 on these desktops by any means now. Hi all So this is an urgent matter in regards to gaining access back to the Laptop. I have asked them to send me the recovery flash drive to do fresh. If you can you should be to still access the cached account and be able to decrypt the drive.