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Topic # 100235 5-Apr-2012 18:13 Send private message

Hello! When I typed in my password for bit locker to unlock it came up with this message: 
 
BitLocker Drive Encryption failed to recover from an abruptly terminated conversion. This could be due to either all conversion logs being corrupted or the media being write-protected.

I have tried on two computers on Win 7 with the same problem.
Yes I have tried BitLocker Repair Tool from Microsoft but with no luck. Hopefully there is another solution apart from deleting 7 years of hard work at school of 16gb! 

 




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  Reply # 605838 5-Apr-2012 18:26 Send private message

And are you sure this is not write protected?






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  Reply # 605840 5-Apr-2012 18:27 Send private message

yes. I haven't used it since last time. Just to be sure, how do you make sure it is not write-protected?




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  Reply # 605849 5-Apr-2012 18:44 Send private message

Not all drives can be physically write protected. Some have a small switch usually on the side...







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  Reply # 605850 5-Apr-2012 18:49 Send private message

oh. then not mine.




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  Reply # 605907 5-Apr-2012 22:07 Send private message

The bitlocked data you need is on the hard drive or the 16gb usb stick?

What did the bitlocker repair tool report exactly?

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  Reply # 606122 6-Apr-2012 14:37 Send private message

on the 16gb memory stick. the bitlocker repair tool just did not install. It said it can't install on this machine.






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  Reply # 672467 14-Aug-2012 20:05 Send private message

update: no luck! just had to format the whole disk drive deleting 7 years of bloody hard work! :(




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  Reply # 672475 14-Aug-2012 20:19 Send private message

Unfortunate that you lost all that data. Try run a Recurva on the drive? Wondering if that will pierce through Bit-Locker security now that it's been erased.




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  Reply # 672491 14-Aug-2012 20:46 Send private message

ok..will try. Do you.mean Recuva?




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  Reply # 672497 14-Aug-2012 20:54 Send private message

Yep, srry.




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  Reply # 672605 15-Aug-2012 08:48 Send private message

Having the only copy of your information on an encrypted flash device is perhaps not the wisest decision you've ever made.

NAND fails, it's not a truly reliable storage mechanism and you should always have backups.

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  Reply # 672671 15-Aug-2012 10:13 Send private message

Lias: Having the only copy of your information on an encrypted flash device is perhaps not the wisest decision you've ever made.

NAND fails, it's not a truly reliable storage mechanism and you should always have backups.


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Having important data stored only on one disk/drive in one physical location is insane.



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  Reply # 672673 15-Aug-2012 10:14 Send private message

Yay for Dropbox




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