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Problem with HP Drive Encryption on HP Folio 1040 G2

Q: Problem with HP Drive Encryption on HP Folio 1040 G2

Hello, I got problem with my Drive Encryption software. I am using latest version of Client Security & latest HP Drive Encryption with pre-boot authorisation. Evertyhing works normally drive is encrypted & authorisation is valid on start up. Problem is that HP Drive Encryption is not visible at all in HP Client Security in the panel, so not possible to switch it off. So in fact I cannot perform any upgrade to newest Windows, as before ugrade Drive Encryption should be switched off- I have no access to do it. Also if I want to unistall HP DE from Control Panel, installator is asking to switch firstly encryption off, but it is not doable.. Running HP DE or HP Client Security installation in repair mode doesn't solve problem. Any hint? Can I somehow access HP Drive Encryption panel directly? I am not finding any execulatable in its directory...

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 I am looking into options to upgrade a Folio 1040 G1.   I know it now contains an M2 Sata SSD which i would like to upgrade to one of the newer  M2 NVME SSD drives since these are much faster than the drive i have now.  However, i cant find if the 1040G1 support the use of the NVME drive ???   

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My HP FOLIO 1040 G1 doesn't start up.When I press power button : just power,wifi and Physical Sound Mute Button flashing in continue.Need your support please.

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We have several older DLP projectors that will not work with the Elitebook Folio 1040 G3.  The projector does not sense that it is connected to the Folio 1040 G3 and it continually searches for a connected PC.  The 1040 G3 uses a dock connector with Ethernet and VGA adapters on it.  The most current Intel grapics driver is loaded as well as all other drivers available through the HP Softpaq Download Manager.  The DLP projectors support resoloutions of 1024x768 and 1280x1024.  We have confirmed they are working with Other HP notebooks such as the 8470p.

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We recently bought a couple new HP Folio 1040 G2's and we're having very random (multiple weeks can pass without one) BSOD's on all these computers. Memory was extensively tested, BIOS updated, graphics card and other drivers are also slowly being updated. The same Win 8.1 image is used on other machines and there are no issues there. These machines are malware free and have the same set of applications (AV included) as our other notebooks.
 
I even tried with http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/wiki/windows_other-system/driver-verifier-tracking-down-a-mis-behaving/f5cb4faf-556b-4b6d-95b3-c48669e4c983, for a day or two but I have yet to catch a BSOD when it's running.
 
Here's the error received (it's not always svchost.exe):

Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.3.9600.17298 AMD64
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Kernel Bitmap Dump File: Only kernel address space is available
************* Symbol Path validation summary **************
Response Time (ms) Location
Deferred SRV*C:\Symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Symbol search path is: SRV*C:\Symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 8 Kernel Version 9600 MP (4 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 9600.17668.amd64fre.winblue_r8.150127-1500
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xffff... Read more

A:Stop Error on a few new HP Folio 1040 G2's

I see fltmgr.sys and ntfs.sys + "pfn" (Page Frame Number - page file) in the stack text, which may indicate some type of issue with the hard drive.
 
However, you are telling us that BSODs are occurring on multiple systems, so HDD problems seem unlikely since multiple systems are involved.
 
If 3rd party software related, Driver Verifier may help.  Run it and see if any 3rd party drivers are flagged -
 
http://www.sysnative.com/forums/bsod-crashes-kernel-debugging/29-driver-verifier-bsod-related-windows-10-8-1-8-7-vista.html#post87
 
Regards. . .
 
jcgriff2

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Is it possible to upgrade the RAM and the SSD in HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 (G7U14AV)?If yes, could you please advise on compatible RAM and SSD modules that may be used for that purpose.Thank you very much in advance for your time and attention!

A:HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 - RAM and SSD upgrade

Hi Detelin Elitebook Folio 1040 G1 ships with 4 GB soldered down memory and one memory slotmemory can be upgraded to 8 GBBelow is the memory specDR3L SDRAM (1600 MHz, 1.3v) Below SSD  drives are supported Solid State DriveSATA 6 Gb/s 128 GB* Solid StateSATA 6 Gb/s 180 GB* Solid StateSATA 6 Gb/s 180 GB* SED Solid StateSATA 6 Gb/s 256 GB* Solid StateSATA 6 Gb/s 256 GB* SED Solid State RegardsHappy2help




I am HP Employee

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Hi Just bough this laptop plus a Samsung v-nand ssd 950 Pro M.2 (nvm express) 512GB to put in it. But the laptop does not seem to see the new SSD. Is there anything I need to change in the bios to make it visable or is it not compatible?  I was advised that it was as these laptops are very flexible.

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hi,i have folio 1040 G2 ( f6r39av ) and i want to know do i have nfc & sim card in my model or its dummy slot  best regards.

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Is it possible to install an IPS 1920x1080 display into HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 (G7U14AV)? If yes, could you please advise on compatible screens that may be used for that purpose?   Thank you!

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hellothe bios of my folio 1040 g1 is corrupted and the system can't bootso i want a full bios image for reprogming  the bios shipthank you

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My mousepad on my HP Elitebook Folio 1040 has stopped working. An external mouse works fine. System indicates that my mouse drives are working fine. Suggestions?

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Help, I restored to factory default and windows is now gone.  How to i get it to reload windows using a usb?  i cant figure it out.  

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I am looking for a device to be able to connect my Elitebook with two monitors 1) external HP monitor (ProDisplay P221) and 2) HP Compaq LA2405x. I notice the Elitebook does not have a port for connecting external ethernet cable as well. What would be my best option to 1) connect with two monitors 2) LAN and 3) keyboard, mouse, usb sticks etc?I found the HP dock  connector suitable but appears very basic (connects only vga and ethernet). Docking stations such as this and this appear to do the job but I could not find Folio 1040 G3 in the list of compatiable products. Would you be able to point me to the correct product that is compatiable with Folio 1040 G3? Thanks in advance.

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Hi! I recently bought a new laptop, i'm very happy with it and it works fine! Although, now i need to access the BIOS Password, something that the previously owner dont recall setting ( A School ) Does anyone know any way to reset/recover the BIOS password to this model, without buying a new motherboard/BIOS Chip or ''Contact HP Support, because they probably need a proof that it's not stolen?I didnt get any receipt from the School that they've bought it, Anyone got any ideas?

A:HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 BIOS PASSWORD FORGOTTEN

Hello @OskarB98? Welcome to the HP Support forum. I am afraid that there is no other options other than HP Support for business. Most business class notebooks (including yours Elitebook and Probook) have better security. You will have to contact HP Support for assistance on removing the password. Here is how >> http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-phone-assist.html>> http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/business-support.html HP Business support should be able to send you a customised SMC.bin file and instructions which you can use  to reset the password. I am sure they do not need any kind of proof - just be somewhat pushy. In order to generate this BIN file they will need your serial number, product number, UUID, etc... found in the startup menu (F1) .  Hope this helps. Let me know if you face any issues.

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For no apparent reason, my new Folio 1040 G will not boot after I login to the WinMagic security screen.  I can access the BIOS panels and have run the long diagnostics. No errors are reported. After I enter the password or finger scan, I get a black screen with only a blinking cursor in the upper left, then nothing happens. At that point. the machine does respond to cntrl-alt-del by restarting the boot cycle. I did not create a spare key and I not want to loose the data on this drive. HP support says the only thing they can do is tell me how to wipe the drive and re-install Windows. I'm guessing this SDD has a corrupted boot record but the data on the rest of the drive is okay.  My questions are: 1) Is there any way to boot the system off the recovery partition and recover the data? 2) If I remove the drive and put it into a caddy, how could I use the password to access the data on it? 3) Is there any other work around to boot off of this SDD or make it readable by another computer? Thanks in advance ... 

A:Black screen with only a blinking cursor folio 1040 G

Hi,You could unscrew the m2 SSD 2280 and put in this - http://www.amazon.com/MyDigitalSSD-Bullet-SuperSpeed-Adapter-Enclosure/dp/B00LPH4OJK , connect it to another laptop via USB port and copy whole data using Windows Explorer. No password is needed.Manual: http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/public/psi/manualsResults/?sp4ts.oid=540538...Then you can screw it back, power on, immediately tap f11 and use Recovery environment to factory reset the laptop.http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01867418If recovery partition is also corrupted, use Recovery Media (DVD/USB) to factory reset.RegardsVisruth

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Hello Everyone, We have a Folio 1040 G1 running Windows 7 (64-Bit) and the mouse pad has stopped working in windows. If I boot into the BIOS then the mouse pad works there. So I've uninstalled and re-installed the Synaptics software/drivers (sp75235.exe)   and still no luck. Does the synaptics rely on other Windows 7 components that I may have to repair/reinstall? Thanks in advance.

A:EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 - Mouse Pad not working in Windows 7...

Although if could be a h/w issue, you mention the touchpad works within the BIOS to point around the menus. I would encourage you to run HP SDM (www.hp.com/go/sdm) and update all hardware drivers and BIOS (BIOS needs to be done by itself). That should help with your issue.  Do not install any other software suggested by SDM unless you know you use that particular tool

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Hello!Function keys fn+F4 (display scrren 1 or 2/ both screens...)/F5/F6 (light) doesn't work. However fn+F1/F3/F8/F9 (sleep and sound) work.Rewrited Chipset and Input devices drivers. Doesn't work anyway. Please help.

A:Function Keys Fn+F4/F5/F6 EliteBook Folio 1040 G3 doesn't wo...

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Hey there I was just about to install a Folio 1040 with our SW distribution tool. As it was booting already, I pushed the Power button for 10 seconds to shut it down.Now, the small Power LED next to the power plug is blinking white and amber constantly and I cannot turn the Folio on again. I tried pushing the power button shortly, for longer (10-15 seconds), tried pushing the space bar... Any magic key combination, so I can make it work again?

A:Folio 1040 Power LED blinking white-amber cannot turn on any...

Hi had exactly the same issue. The computer came back to life after plugging in the power suply and pressing the power button + Esc. This solution was found by trial and error. I could not find anything in the HP Folio 1040 documentation. Cheers,Carlos

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My Elitebook Folio 1040 G2 is failing to start up.  Currently the AC adaptor is plugged in but the Power Button and Caps Lock leds are flashing white and the Battery LED is flashing orange. The battery is totally drained and the laptop will not start. Immediately prior to this problem I was running a scan on the laptop which was taking several hours and I noticed that the battery was not charging even though the AC adaptor was plugged in.  The battery level was 4% for a couple of hours and then the laptop turned off (I assume because the battery was drained). Based upon previous instances of this problem reported  on the forum I have tried the following removing the  AC supply and holding the power button and mute button for> 30secs removing the  AC supply and holding the power button and esc button for> 30secs removing the  AC supply and holding the power button and wireless button for> 30secs removing the AC supply and disconnecting the internal battery and holding  power button and mutebutton for> 3osecsremoving the two screws from the middle back of the computer base and then hard restarting In each case the flashing lights and failure to start remain.  I  am assuming the ac adaptor is alright as the flashing lights only occur when this is plugged into the laptop. Doesanybody have any ideas as to how this can be resolved? Regards          Rap... Read more

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Installing MBAM with SCCM 2007. Normally works fine. On one workstation however...
On SCCM it fails. Without details.
When trying to run C:\Program Files\Microsoft\MDOP MBAM\MBAMClientUI.exe manually the error comes up. "BitLocker drive encryption has a problem and must close. BitLocker will close now. Contact the help desk of your company if you need additional help.
Details: Error fetching the encryption percentage complete."

Any ideas?

A:BitLocker drive encryption has a problem and must close. Details: Error fetching the encryption percentage complete.

ERROR: An error occurred (code 0x8004100e):
Invalid namespace

Figured it out...
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2756402

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I have proBook 450 G2 and use my thumb finger when I login. Yesterday ask me to upgrade to win 10 and I say yes. After that I can't use my thumb, and I forget password or SpareKey but I have  DriveEncryption.dat I read a lot about this problem and somewhere find that I need Winmagic tool to fix this problem. Can anyone here can help me. I lost 2 nights to fix this problem and to find solution. 8 years of my work is on this Laptop. All The Best,Sanel

A:HP Drive Encryption Problem

I've heard that some of the drivers fail after the upgrade. I havent diagnosed this before so Idk.

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Hello,  we bought many  Probook 430 G3 win 7 64bitsand we installed the software drive encryption (sp64470) and when we crypt the hardware the laptop boot and we logg and after there is a black screen with many lines:***glibc detected *** /wm/pba:corrupted double-linked list:0x093dbe30 ***and after we installed the software encryption (Sp70378) and we crypt the hardware, the laptop it s ok it s booting but we cant let the dockstation usb or mouse usb on the port usb cause it s not booting anymore.U can help us please. thankswe used many  probook 430 G2 win 7 64bits and all works.there is another version hp driver encryption for Probook 430 G3?   best regards

A:trouble with Drive Encryption (WinMagic) problem

 I would contact HP Support directly about this: http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/help/contactHP/home/ Phone info worldwide: http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-phone-assist.html

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Hey guys I have a desktop That has Windows 7 Ultimate edition installed. My parents are having start up issues with the OS. When the OS starts up, Bitlocker Drive encryption Recovery comes up with and option to unlock 2 Drives which is a separate hard drive. it comes up with a recovery key of 4889F7FD. I manually type the key and click the M: Drive which is the recovery OS. It says Error Recovering Disk due to no recovery key. I click Back and it comes up with a different recovery key as F9F25CA2. If both drives have the same password would the recovery key be the same. The bitlocker says I have temparary access but doesnt log me in.

When I go to safe mode, It loads half the files and comes up with the same. Start up recovery cant fix it. when I login to safemode, it loads half the files. Does this sound like a system wipe or can I fix this with a WIndows 7 Disc.

A:Bitlocker Drive Encryption OS Start up problem

Hello Zhall, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The key number ID it gives you is only to help you reference what BitLocker Recovery Key is the correct one to enter. I sure hope that you saved or wrote down the actual BitLocker Recovery Key for that drive somewhere in case something like this happens. Without it, you're not going to be able recover the HDD very easily.

Check using the tutorial below to see if you may have the actual BitLocker Recovery Key somewhere, and how to recover the OS drive.

BitLocker Drive Encryption - Unlock a Locked OS Drive

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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bit locker drive encryption failed to recover from an abruptly terminated conversion
i have 2tb segate hd i have stoped  encryption on 94% and shut-down pc now im getting this message 'bitlocker drive encryption failed to recover from an abruptly terminated conversion' while unlocking hd what to do? i will get my data?........please
help me

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We just set up our new DVR security system. We put in the password from the manual and were told we can then change the password to one more familiar. We we set up some menus. We had a problem changing the password and now cannot get into our system since we do not know our password. There doesn't seem to be any way to reboot and get the default settings back so that we can enter original password code so we can use our system. It seems like if someone forgets his password then there is no way to get into the system. Any ideas to reset the password on this SAMSUNG 1040 without waiting to call Samsung.

THANK YOU.
SHARON FLANDERS
 

A:Samsung SHR 1040 DVR 4 channel password problem

You have no other options... Call Samsung
 

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Hello
I want to using BitLocker Drive Encryption and  if you copy these files to another drive or a different PC, they're automatically decrypted but i want to restrict automatically decrypted so that user can't use data to other laptop. 

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I recently recognized a need to employ thumb drives for business use, although at this point, I'm not entirely sure of the scope of its uses for my purposes. One priority, however, is security, which I think means drive encryption for files I consider sensitive.

That being the case, I just took TrueCrypt for a test drive, and it seems fine. In browsing different sites, I see some recommendations for Cryptainer LE. So, 2 questions:

1) Opinions regarding TrueCrypt vs Cryptainer?
2) Given that very strong passwords are recommended, any suggestions on secure password management (short of a photographic memory)? I have Password mngmt software, but I plan on keeping that in the encrypted volume as well (incidental, given that I'd have to 'manage' a strong pw for pw software also...).

Thanks,James

A:Drive Encryption

  
Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert


I recently recognized a need to employ thumb drives for business use, although at this point, I'm not entirely sure of the scope of its uses for my purposes. One priority, however, is security, which I think means drive encryption for files I consider sensitive.

That being the case, I just took TrueCrypt for a test drive, and it seems fine. In browsing different sites, I see some recommendations for Cryptainer LE. So, 2 questions:

1) Opinions regarding TrueCrypt vs Cryptainer?
2) Given that very strong passwords are recommended, any suggestions on secure password management (short of a photographic memory)? I have Password mngmt software, but I plan on keeping that in the encrypted volume as well (incidental, given that I'd have to 'manage' a strong pw for pw software also...).

Thanks,James



Security is the second most import thing. The data is first. Be very care encrypting. One digit change is a copy or when removing a thumb drive and poof.

Strong password. Ofet you should take a phrase and use the first letter of each word.

something like more today than yesterday but less than tomorrow=MTTYBLTT. This is a good start since you will remember the phrase. then throw ins some non text symbols and voila. @MTTYBLTT%= stong enough to be virtually unbreakable.

Ken J

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Hi there

I have a question regarding windows BitLocker, or more specifically regarding the lack of it on windows 7 pro.

I am intending on rolling out a security policy for my companies laptops that will include a drive encryption requirement amongst other things. To upgrade from pro to ultimate/enterprise on these machines won't be financially viable i wouldn't of thought so, so I'm looking for a commercially available and reliable piece of software to do the job for me.

i know there are things in open source like True Crypt, but I'm uncertain about using software thats basically unsupported in a commercial environment

any advice or tips much appreciated

thanks

Ben

A:Drive Encryption

Hello Ben, you might have a look at PGP? Whole Disk Encryption to see if it meets your requirements.

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Long story short lm looking into usb drive encryption (specifically for a usb thumb drive, l cant use bitlocker as lm in Win7 Pro 64bit), something that will either encrypt the whole drive or part of it as l dont know how much space l will need. basically l dont want to accidentally loose it and it end up being picked up by someone with sticky fingers.

lm hoping the softeware doesnt slow the drive down like the lexar jump drives lve had in the past which have long since failed.

A:drive encryption

Hi,
Yea the constant encryption and decrypting can wear out gear
Kind of the price you pay for security,

The other toll is loosing the software on the original windows install or it becomes corrupt thus loosing data
I wouldn't encrypt a drive where an os exists anyway but the same as above plus loosing the drive as well
Which I would ask would it also encrypt the mobo bios thus trashing it as well

Kind of pick you poison
I'd just find it most simplistic to buying a safe and bolting it down somewhere put everything in it
Cheers.

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Hi All, Do I need to back up Windows C before Decrypting process done successfully? Is it possible I can loss everything inside without back up it first? Thank you.











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A:HP DRIVE ENCRYPTION

Hi, Good practice is when we do something with HDD (reorg ...), to protect our data, we need to backup before hand. Batter than say sorry later. Regards.

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So I have windows 7 Pro x64, and there is a drive encryption tool. Its not BitLocker, however it still encrypts the drive. I think.. What exactly does it do? and is it worth using it? When I googled it, all I got was BitLocker... But that is only in Ultimate.

A:Drive encryption

You must be referring to the "windows encrypting file system." Try googling that and you will get lots of info. But basically it does not do full drive encryption in the way that Bitlocker can. For those files that you encrypt with it, they are secured from other user accounts on your system.

I believe, however, that those files are still vulnerable to people removing your drive and accessing or hacking into your files from within another OS environment which is a common way of circumventing that kind of encryption. And it is this kind of attack that the full system drive encryption that Bitlocker provides is designed to protect against.

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Hi Mr/Ms
I
flash
drive encrypted
with BitLocker 
I used
this
driver for three months my computer is broken I bought a new computer    when i was try my flash disk new computer its give me this  problem 
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
? know my passworrd but I do not know
the BitLocker
recovery key what can i do know pls some one help me 

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Good morning/afternoon/evening gentleman, wherever you are around the globe.

Today, after startup, Windows suggested to me, that I should export my encryption case to some external storage, just in case some bad things happen.

I was surprised, as I haven't enabled any encryption on my laptop.
Or maybe I was wrong, thinking that encryption = BitLocker.

Quick search in Control Panel reveals there is also a setting in User Accounts section named "Manage file encryption certificates".

I haven't enabled encryption in any folder/file using it's Properties window.

So why this "export your keys" option? I don't remember that from Windows 7.

I would be great if someone explained that to me, as I've never used encryption before (since I don't need it).
Also, is cloud storage like SkyDrive/DropBox an appropriate place to store that files?

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XP SP2 Pro system.

Looking for good, "fast", not too expensive version of something like Pointsec.

I need to lock up what is on the drives.

Any reccomendations?

Thanks,
Dana
 

A:Hard Drive Encryption

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While using BitLocker Drive Encryption feature, i selected the settings for using the USB to store the security key. But, once I restarted my PC, BitLocker didn't recognized the USB and went into recovery mode.

Can anyone suggest as to why the USB key was not taken into consideration?

A:BitLocker Drive Encryption

Windows Vista didn't provided any means by which a user working on Windows XP could access a shared folder of an BitLocker encrypted drive. But, this feature was provided in Win 7 in the form of BitLocker To Go feature.

So, my question is, isn't it hampers the main motive that was behind BitLocker Drive Encryption feature?

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I have a question about TrueCrypt if anyone knows the answer...

If you only use encrypted containers (as opposed to whole drive encryption), what do you do about paging files, memory dumps, temporary files, etc?

I am using an HP laptop that I plan on using for school. However I keep everything on my laptop (including all my financial info and passwords to all my financial websites). Wouldn't the best safeguard be to just encrypt the entire system?

Maybe it takes a lot of know-how to find information in temporary files and that sort of thing... I have read that the con to this method is that a corrupt sector on the drive or boot sector could bring down the whole system.

However, I dont want to leave any *significant* chance that I might have to scramble to change every credit and bank account I have if my laptop were to be stolen.

I am running Vista Home Premium SP2 RC1 64 Bit. System is a P7450 Core 2 Duo 2.13 Ghz, 4GB RAM, 250GB HD NVidia 9200M
 

A:Truecrypt Whole Drive Encryption

First of all, you should have a backup with your important files in a safe Thumb Drive in your house.

Then just encrypt it the way that you want.
 

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I am familar with PGP and how to encrypt single files but I need to basically right click an external drive and encrypt it quickly. The math i did to use regular pgp gave me 14 hours to encrypt 200 gb on a decent machine. Long story short. Does anyone know of an easy way to encrypt an entire harddrive of data so that it can not be accessed unless you have the password, key, or whatever encryption method it has.
 

A:Drive Encryption software

You may want to have a look at Truecrypt free or drivecrypt and others mentioned below! See this link below on them.
http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=100177
 

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I was just reading a topic about getting rid of an old hard drive. Hard Drives ~ Annihilate! And notice there are some " Interesting " ways of making sure that nobody can recover the data.  And this bit got me thinking.How about just formating it and throwing it in the rubbish bin?Yep, far too much paranoia about hard drive erasure. A full format in Windows (Vista or later) writes zeros over the drive. No-one who doesn't have access to a magnetic microscope and endless spare time is going to be able to recover data. However thoroughly smashing it would be quicker... While people are worried when disposing of a old hard drive that somebody might find the drive and recover the data, I bet these same people do not use drive encryption. How many of you use a laptop? How many of you take the laptop with you to work, or another public place such as a train, airport, coffee shop? Every year thousands of laptops are lost and stolen, I bet the majority of those are not encrypted.Even at home your Desktop PC is at risk of being stolen. And I bet a lot of people here also use Auto log in for websites, And Auto Complete software when creating an account.  And I bet these same people have their passwords saved some place like Documents folder as a plain .txt or word.  Now I hear you say, " But you need a password to log into my pc " You are kidding right? A log in password is not that hard to bypass, Regardless of Operating System.  Its not to ... Read more

A:Hard Drive Encryption

Can't be bothered.... no one wants my useless psychobable documents anyway.
 
All of my secure sites have a very secure password that I enter manually, the rest get a variation if the same one that I've been modifying for a decade now. Would be a shame to lose my account on a couple of forums... but the reality is I could probably get them back by talking to people.

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hi hw r u i want to know abt the drive encryption option in windw 7 i used Bitlocker drive encryption to lock or save my drive data(confidential data) frm others. ques is that this encryptn method is right i mean it will damage my hard disk or not . kindly tell me and if u tell me more methods for protection i really appreciate u.thanks

A:Bitlocker drive encryption

It will not damage the HDD just make sure you save the "Key" in a save place not on the computer (A hard copy on paper and a digital copy on a thumb drive two backups of the key is best) also the Windows OS partition or HDD can not be encrypted using Bitlocker.

Set up your hard disk for BitLocker Drive Encryption - Microsoft Windows Help

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I'd like a moment to discuss BIT LOCKER drive encryption, which is owned by microsoft. This is a software and hardware implementation of DATA Security and Protection which is implemented VIA a logic board thatuses A TPM (Trusted Platform Management) header on the board, which is usually attached to the side panel of a given tower. Further, Bit-Locker Requires a Secondary Partition for the purpose of maintaining a security Key (User Password) and deriving Hardware information about the Logic Board and potentially other system components.This is all fine and Dandy, until your hardware Fails or you forget a password.Let's discuss these in brief detail.Scenario 1: Hardware FailureIt's 2pm on friday afternoon you've just finished a business proposal due on Monday morning. Suddenly the power surges, and the lights go out. after about twenty minutes, power is returned and everything seems to be going fine. You decide to check your previous work on the proposal you've just completed.The computer won't boot, no big deal, the office IT person can simply place the HDD into and external case and hook it up to a working machine VIA USB. But wait, you have Bit-Locker implented. And you're secure!W/O that original Logic board however your DATA (and that uber project) are lost in the perils of technology advancement. Say goodbye to your Raise.Apparently if you remember the Password or have a USB key with the Encrypted Key you can still Retrieve your DATA. There may be more to it than th... Read more

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Hello, I have an HP pc with HP Drive Encryption enabled. I've been using it for a while without problem. Now, when I'm starting up, the HP Drive Encryption screen shows up, but there is no user or password input field. The scrren just shows a blank page with a "recovery" page, but there's no recovery file.  How can I access the OS? How can i retrieve the user?

A:HP Drive Encryption - no user

Hey,I have the exact same problem and since this post is fairly old I was wondering if you found a solution Thanks in advance

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We have ThinkPad E550 laptop. Does it come with some software for drive encryption? Like HP has Security Manager software for drive encryption? If not, what would be best choice for drive encryption? it came with win 7 pro so Bitlocker is a no go.

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Hi,

I have been having some issues when trying to turn Bitlocker on in C:

I have followed the instructions as per this forum to enable a Startup key in gpedit.msc as I dont have TPM which worked.

After following the instructions, Windows Bitlocker asked me to insert a USB to save the startup key to. This appeared to save and then moved onto the next step where I took down the recovery key etc... and finally restarted to make sure my system was compatible before encryption started.

Upon restart, Windows said that it couldnt find a key on the USB drive. After further investigation I found that windows did not save the key to the USB after all even checked as a hidden file. It will save the text file (recovery key) to usb but not the bek file for the startup key.

I have tried this several times but each time it wont save although the system dosent say there has been a problem and moves on to the next stage.

The USB is a 2gb cruzer with the smart drive software removed and re-formatted to NTFS. I have also tried this on other USB drives with no luck and the USB drives work as Iam able to write other things to it?

Any help would be greatly appriciated as I have searched this forum and MS forums with no luck.

Thanks
Marc

A:Bitlocker Drive Encryption using USB

Same problem here. Different USB drives or different usb ports didn't change anything.

Any ideas?

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A high placed employee is using this ancient HP EliteBook 6930 with SafeBoot file encryption turned on. I know the passwords, but he took it to a big box retailer who attempted to replace the MBR not realizing this wouldn't work on an encrypted drive. Now I log into SafeBoot and get:Resetting hardware...Starting operating system...Missing operating systemHe is just coming back from an extended period of working remotely and this laptop contains all his work for the past 3 weeks. My new job would seem to rely on fixing this big cheeses laptop. I'm unfamiliar with HP's encryption system, but PLEASE tell me there is a quick way to decrypt this drive without an OS on the drive.This is SafeBoot v5.1.3.3 and this is the only laptop using this (so no one here knows anything about it). McAfee has been helpful with this and replied:I sympathise.1. This is a HP product that your guy must have enabled himself - it's not a corporate product. It's not supported by McAfee, sold by McAfee, or in fact, has anything much to do with McAfee.2. When your exec enabled it - the product would have created a "rescue USB stick". If he has that the chances are good that you can recover his machine. If not, the chances are iffy.3. There is no quick fix here - it's going to take HOURS, but most of that will be spent watching a progress bar.4. To decrypt it, you're going to need to get a copy of HP DiskTech (NOT the 2011 version), then, if you get xTech at least, you'll need an access code (availabl... Read more

A:Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools

Hi: Did you read the protecttools manual, Chapter 3? http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01508136/c01508136.pdf I think if none of the info in that chapter is of use to you, you are out of luck. Paul

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Hello, My goal is to upgrade my Windows 7 to Windows 10. All went smoothly until I got a notification "uninstal HP Client Security Manager". There were several products I needed to uninstal first: HP Device Access Manager, File Sanitizer, Trust Circles, Theft Recovery, and finally HP Drive Encryption. When I got down my list to HP Drive Encryption, I faced another notification: "Disable Drive Encryption from HP Security Manager before uninstaling it". I have tried to get that done without any success. So, how to disable HP Drive Encryption? I really want to get rid of that whole HP Client Security stuff, since day one it has "spoilled" my user experience. I would be happy of your experiences updating your Windows 7 to 10, thanks!

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While starting my EliteBook 840 i got the drive encryption startup menu, under "select user to login" there was no user shown so it was unable for me to login on my EliteBook, I have had the drive encryption startup menu before but then i could always login because a user was shown. Btw i have Windows 8.1Thanks in advance

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How do i remove HP drive encryption?

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can somebody help i use the bitlocker drive encryption and i freeze it in 80% encryption and now i can't access my USB flash drive i try to format it and it's always say "windows was unable to complete the format" my USB flash drive is protect by bitlocker drive encryption when i unlock my USB flash drive in bitlocker drive encryption it's always say "the device is not ready" Please Help ! i want to format my usb flash drive can someone help me??

A:Help me !! bitlocker drive encryption

Hello James,

Please perform the following:

1. Download and Save to desktop from this link:
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012

2. Once saved, run the tool. Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.

3. Click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages), and then paste into your next reply.

Regards,

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what is the best tool/software to encrypt/password-protect an external hard drive? i would prefer free. would it require a wipe of the drive to enable the feature then? is there even one that could pick up the user account type (admin, user, guest)?

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Trying to upgrade to windows 10, but not much details are given to perform certain steps. This is one of them - how to disable hp drive encryption from hp client security manager so that both of them can be uninstalled to continue download of windows 10. Why can't windows 10 download automatically without user perfoming some steps that are complicated because there are no details on how to do them?

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HP uses McAfee Endpoint Encryption by the way.
Recently i hosed my OS with New SID.

I have since reformatted and reinstalled Windows 7.
I'm a tech savvy guy so i have all the updates, services packs, drivers that are needed for my pc.

But i checked one time and the encryption was still at 26% from the last time i checked it.
Ive tried disabling and enabling but it doesnt do anything.
I cant uninstall safely because my disk will be left partly encrypted.
Does anybody have any clue as how to help it continue encrypting?

A:HP Drive Encryption Stuck at 26%

How long has it been busy encrypting? Depending on the size of disk and algorithm used, it can take a very significant amount of time.

Regards,
Golden

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Hello,I have HP Probook 430 G1 with Windows 8.1 on it. The laptop came with HP ProtectTools on it and that also includes HP Drive Encryption. I activated it because laptop recommended to do so. But now I'd like to install windows 10,but to do so it asks me to remove HP Drive Encryption and also I actually don't like the software, because it makes me put password twice to log in, so I'd be very glad if i get rid of it. I have tried to set windows back to factory settings, but HP Drive Encryption doesn't let me do that either. I have been googleing to find an answer to it, but I haven't found anything that would have helped. Maybe there is some software that helps me remove it or some other way.Hopefully someone knows the solution. Steve

A:Uninstalling HP Drive Encryption

steve  please read page 30

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BitLocker Drive Encryption
i have it in my Control Panel..
is it an unwanted program or something?
thnks in advance~~

A:BitLocker Drive Encryption

Bit Locker is a built-in feature of Windows 7 and is completely safe. It's Microsoft's full-disk-encryption implementation. Read more here.

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Ok this is driving crazy!

My flat mate set up a security thing called Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools. What this does is, upon start up, before it lets you load windows, you need to enter a password and pin.

Clearly, it is anoying, so he handed it to me to get rid of it.

It will not uninstall, as it says it is still active, and must be deactivated.

I went into services - found it - disabled it.

I went into some .msc thing i saw on the HP forums, disabled it.

I went into the BIOS - Disabled it.

I have disabled every aspect of it, however, it will still not uninstall, and continues to ask for a password and pin prior to windows starting.

I am at a loss. This is driving me nuts.

HP - perhaps even more so than I already did, I hate you and your stupid treasure trove of junk bundled software.

Please Help.

Computer is running Windows 7.

A:Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools

Links On SuchLouis

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Hi everyone,
A month ago I installed Dell Data Protection | encryption (enterprise) on my PC to test it before implementing on corporate laptops and it still didn't finish encrypting HDD. It's constantly displaying status "encrypting, sweep in progress". How long does it usually take to encrypt HDD and what can prevent DDP from encrypting HDD?

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biggest encryption std to date+ most power encryption soft ?


nowadays I am so much excited about encryption after watching BlackHat 2013 videos and Def Con 19 ,20

can u help me to find out words most powerful encryption software and methods

and where to learn it

I think doing PHD in Encryption will be best way for me


thanks in advanced

A:biggest encryption std to date+ most power encryption soft ?

Join Armed forces. In their technical dept. you can learn the best encryption technologies.

I served in army for some years. They are very secretive....

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Why hp Drive Encryption Software is not Available for Windows 10 (64 bit) . 

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I need to encrypt my flash drive so that as soon as I plug it in a window pops up and asks for a password.

The drive must not be accessible any other way than by entering the correct password.

The flash drive must also be able to plug into almost any computer and have the password option appear.

I need something easy to use too and multiple suggestions in case on way does not work.

Specs: Windows Vista SP2, Generic Flash Drive, FAT, 1.98gb, 1 volume

Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Flash Drive Encryption

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This week my new Elitebook has been complaining of not being able to load some updates to Windows10. Today I had time to try sort this and after downloading all the updates is has come up and said"Some apps need to be  uninstalled"and the application it wants un installing is HP Drive Encryption.I know that the upgrade(?) from Windows 7 to Windows 10 wouldn't work with encrypted disks, but is it normal to need to remove the encryption before loading patches?Is there some better way of handling it?I use the laptop for work and my contracts say that any PCs used must be encrypted.  

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Notebook Latitude E7450, entra tela azul, depois tela de reparo automático e depois pede chave para desbloquear o drive. 
Ao selecionar para digitar manualmente, o teclado não permite digitar letras, somente números, sendo que a chave contém letras e números.
O que fazer? preciso urgente resolver.
Obrigada,

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Hello, I have a newly (less than a month old) purchased HP Elitebook 820 G1. On this laptop we are using the Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools. This has worked fine for roughly two weeks. But now, upon startup we receive the following error message: .autorun.sh: line 131: 185 Segmentation fault /wm/pba -fn "Droid Sans"
ERROR: PBA returned 139.
grep: /wm/logs/pbn.log: No such file or directory
grep: /wm/logs/pbn.log: No such file or directory
ls: cannot access /var/db/*.lease: No such file or directory
cp: cannot stat `/wm/pblhook*.bin': No such file or directory
Please insert USB disk to machine and wait a while, press Enter after it is done This happens before we receive a chance to type in the encryption key. Attempting to boot using the USB disk created during the Drive Encryption for HP ProtectTools installation does not work, it is not recognized as a bootable disk. The Computer has Windows 7 Professional installed. Any ideas on how to remedy this situation?

A:HP Elitebook 820 G1 with drive encryption will not boot

The lack of responses makes me inclined to believe that I will need to wipe the device and reset it to factory defaults.

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First off I beg forgiveness for some possible vagueness in my post. I am trying to solve a problem for a friend of mine and I am currently out of town; I am unable to check her computer in person to see what exactly is going on. Hopefully any specifics I am unaware of will not interfere too much in receiving useful advice.

From what I can gather she encrypted her hard drive and then forgot the password. When she powers on, before her OS opens up it asks her to enter her HDD Password. I believe she gets this prompt even before post.

She is running on an old compaq laptop (yeah...I know...) and is using either windows 2000 or xp. Not sure if that info is useful.

She doesn't want to reformat her hard drive because she has a lot of important files that she really doesn't want to lose. And if she is getting this PW prompt before post then I'm not even sure if she'd be able to reformat at all.

So, I ask for advice on how to solve this problem for her.

A:Hard drive encryption woes

Welcome to TSF!

Unfortunately, the Forum Rules don't allow us to provide assistance in bypassing forgotten passwords.


Quote:




ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES

Users may not post hacks, cracks, or give instruction how to pirate any type of software, or anything similar, in any forum of TSF. We do not condone, support or give instruction on any illegal activity pertaining to computer systems, computer hardware, computer software programs or computer related activities. Included in this group of activities are requests for help to circumvent system admin passwords or Administrator settings on networks. We do understand that the majority of requests may be legitimate, but we do not have the means to discern these from non-legitimate requests.




Thanks for understanding.

Jerry

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Arrr, is this worth usin'. me dont want anyone takin' my Hdd out o' my pc and puttin' it in another pc. me have alot o' data thay could get me int' trouble and dont wont anyone lookin' at it. Aye, me parrot concurs.
 

A:Windows 7 BitLocker Drive Encryption

i have found that there are backdoors to BitLocker called COFEE. it is available from most torrent sites so i wont be using BitLocker
 

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Can you recommend a Windows 7 compatible encryption program that will encrypt the whole hard drive? I checked the truecrypt website, but Windows 7 is not listed as supported yet. I'm currently using RC1 and when I get my RTM copies they will be Home Premium (so not Bitlocker).

A:Full hard drive encryption

There are a lot of programs to chose from ... some might work, some not... here is a list from Wikipedia ..

Good Luck...

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Into another troule.
I wanted to encrypt my Western Digital Portable 500 GB HDD so my data would be safe.
I turned on the Bitlocker for this hard disk and set the password.
After that it started Encrypting..

I knew that it will take a long time so i went to university for lecture.
When i came back the encryption dialouge was stuck at 12.4 %.
[Snap Attached]

I kept waiting for some time but it wasn't working i pulled out the cable and inserted again...

I inserted the key and it unlocked with autorun dialogue and Encrypting Dialogue. [Snap Attached]


Clicking on *Continue without Scanning* brings the my computer windows and it starts searching but doesn't open the harddisk.

All this happens everytime i plug back, i have lost access to my all data thats stored on that harddisk... In my system there iz only 80GB Sata Hard containing OS.


I have tried one thing.
chkdsk /r it worked for a while but on 4th stage it stopped.

Please Can you Guys help me ? i want it to complete the encryption or decrypt whatever it has encrypted or damaged :(

Please Help ME :'(

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i want to Encrypt one of My Hard drive partition,
Any Idea how to Encrypt the partition OR how to password protect my Drive?
 

A:Solved: Encryption to Hard Drive

TrueCrypt

It's free.
 

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Is There any software to decrypt my hard drive encrypted with HP DRIVE ENCRYPTION. i have the password . but their is a problem with the booting, since its a perboot encryption after entering the password it cant boot and i cant repair the boot cos of the encryption. here is the msg. Windows failed to start.Insert your windows installation CD and restartMake a repair. File \Boot\BCDStatus : 0xc0000098 Any suggestions how to get further. Is their any software i can use to read the drive as removable with usb to recover my files.or how can i fix the boot process. thanks  

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Hi, my old pc crashed (likely MB or CPU) so picked up a new one and put old drive as slave so now I have access to the partitions with my old folders and files. Issue is they were encrypted on my prior pc and even though on my current PC I am admin and took ownership of those drives/partitions, it STILL do not have privileges to un-encrypt those files. I can un-encrypt the root but the sub folders do not get un-encrypted and also when I attempt to un-encrypt at the file level I get error that my privileges are not sufficient. This is even in Built-in admin level.

How can I un-encrypt all my folders/files in my slaved HD? Thx!

A:Encryption on prior PC Drive Partitions

  
Quote: Originally Posted by piotrowr


Hi, my old pc crashed (likely MB or CPU) so picked up a new one and put old drive as slave so now I have access to the partitions with my old folders and files. Issue is they were encrypted on my prior pc and even though on my current PC I am admin and took ownership of those drives/partitions, it STILL do not have privileges to un-encrypt those files. I can un-encrypt the root but the sub folders do not get un-encrypted and also when I attempt to un-encrypt at the file level I get error that my privileges are not sufficient. This is even in Built-in admin level.

How can I un-encrypt all my folders/files in my slaved HD? Thx!


Unfortunately that is the downside of encrypting.

Essentially you have to have the same GUID (and have the password) as you did before. I am not sure if it can be done. try googling decrypting old HD

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How to disable HP Drive Encryption and then HP Client Security. My windows 10 upgrade is getting blocked by the above and I cann't get around this problem.

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I have tried to unlock my usb stick and this message appears
 
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 to download the Bitlocker Drive repair tool and it won't let me saying This update is not applicable to your computer. 
 
I feel just sick that I cannot open my usb I really need some help. 

A:BitLocker Drive Encryption failed

what computer are you now on when trying to unlock drive?

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I like to get my OS to be genuine. But, I only qualify for a Home Upgrade.
Anyone know of a way to still use this feature?

Without having Ultimate?

A:BitLocker Drive Encryption Without Ultimate

TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux

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I'm trying to install the Windows 10 free upgrade and have to uninstall the HP Protect Tools. When I try to unstall drive encryption for HP Protect Tools, I get a message that tells me I have to deactivate drive encryption first. How do I deactivate drive encryption. When I go to control panel and find drive encryption and try to deactivate it, get a message that I should consult my administrator. I am the administrator. What now?

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HiJust got a ProDesk 600 with Windows 7 pro, and installed the drive encryption.What the install-promt diden't tell, was the pre-boot drive encryption, and im now stuck with it.The computer is a shared unit, with several user logins.How do I disable the pre-boot encryption ? What I already tried:Restore windowsCMOS resetDisable various things in BIOSSearched google for several hours










Solved!
View Solution.

A:Disable HP drive encryption on boot

I solved the problem!You have to let it encrypt your drive (took 2 days) and then let it decrypt it afterwards (also 2 days)Afterwards there is no drive encryption at boot! 

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Hi,

I ran the manage-bde -status command of my encrypted OS Volume Drive and it shows 100% encrypted.
Does this mean that BitLocker encrypted the ENTIRE drive?

During the BitLocker setup, I did select to Encrypt the Entire Drive instead of the Used Space option.
I just want to double check if my entire OS drive is encrypted or not.
I assume that when it shows Percentage Encrypted as 100% then I guess it did encrypt the entire drive.

Now what if I had chosen to encrypt the Used Space only, then would it still show as 100% encrypted ?
Or am I wrong?

Thanks in advance

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Stuck on a black screen with only a blinking tilt. What should i do?

A:Disable HP drive encryption on boot

Hello, Thank you for posting in the HP Support forum. Welcome ! I am afraid there is no way for you to disable HP drive encryption on boot. If this was possible, this would have been a severe security issue because one could potentially bypass this security feature. Hopefully, this is not possible. The only way to disable and stop encryption or preboot authentication screen is once you are in Windows. Here is how this can happen (please, follow my instructions) >> http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/Weird-preliminary-login-screen-h...  With regards to your issue - "black screen with only a blinking tilt"If your HDD is encrypted and if you cannot start your computer and if you cannot bypss this black screen, there is not much that can be done with regards to data recovery other than recovery of the data from back-up. Please, follow these instructions from this HP article and check the most appropriate procedure based on your case:>> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03513214  Looking forward to your reply. Let me know if this works for you.

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I've been looking all over the place for an answer to this problem (Google, the PGP site, and this forum) but have had no luck. Perhaps someone can help me if I ask directly.

I'm trying to reformat a computer one of our employees handed me that uses PGP Desktop Encryption 9.9. It requires that I input a windows password or PGP Desktop Encryption password/PIN before I am able to access the hard drive. Needless to say, we do not have the password that was used to bypass the drive encryption. I've tried reformatting the disk using the GParted Live CD. I even reformatted it to EXT3 and back to NTFS but the PGP Desktop prompt still shows up shortly after I turn the machine on.

I've tried running Derik's Boot & Nuke (hxxp://www.dban.org/) but it keeps hanging at PCI (sysfs).

My question is, is there any way to get rid of this encryption software without the PIN/Password? If not, will buying a new hard drive work or is the software somehow embedded in the BIOS?

The software is PGP Desktop Whole Disk Encryption 9.9.0 (Build 397). The drive itself is the stock Seagate SATA drive that came with the Lenovo T61.

Any help would be much appreciated.

A:Reformatting a drive with PGP Desktop Encryption 9.9

I took out the drive and hooked it up through my machine via USB. I'm currently running Kill Disk on it (estimated to be finished in 2 hours). Leaving work for the day -- I'll post the results tomorrow.

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If you encrypt your entire hard drive, and let's say you have 4 gb of ram, what happens if you need to unencrypt more than 4gb of data to use at once?

I guess one example would be gaming; Can you game if you encrypt your entire HDD?

What effect does encryption have on performance?
 

A:Hard Drive Encryption Questions

That would depend on the encryption software that you used. The one that I use will not allow you to decrypt only a portion of it. Instead, you must decrypt the entire drive, then re-encrypt a portion which will also generate new encryption/decryption keys and invalidate the prior ones.

Yes, you can run games with the entire drive encrypted. You will loose no function. In fact, you likely will notice no difference whatsoever. But I admittedly do not understand what you mean with your example of having 4 GB of RAM and needing 4 GB of data.

I have run numerous tests, and I have seen other tests as well, that show no reduction in performance when the drive is encrypted with the method that I use. In fact, performance has been faster! Your mileage may vary with the encryption method that you use.
 

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I see flash drives sold that advertise they come with AES encryption and some that are advertised without an encryption package. What's the difference between my buying this drive with its packaged encryption and my getting a drive without it and using something like TrueCrypt which is free software?
 

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Posting this for a coworker. Serviced a Windows 7 laptop during which we had to install a new image, and then reapplied the HP Drive Encryption to encrypt the drive. However, now on boot up, where there used to be fields to enter a password/encryption key, there aren't any fields. This happens prior to Windows booting up. Google searches haven't yielded any results, all seem nonspecific.
 
Has anyone encountered this before?

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I am looking at a Lenovo laptop that has an option to get a hard drive with disk encryption. Does anyone have any experience with this? Is it a security feature? I am wondering if this would prevent any hijacking or remote sending of information from your hard drive? Any drawbacks to it...compatibility headaches or anything like that?

Thanks
adam
 

A:Pros and Cons of Hard Drive Encryption?

Its basically in case of theft--the hard drive contents will remain locked and unavailible to anyone without the proper validation. Your normal viral and spyware and firewall features secure the system when being properly used. No compatibility issues except if it malfunctions or you lose or forget the proper validation because if you do its secure and you are not getting in.

I'm sure its NOT the case here but there was an encrypted disk technology on display at CES this past Jan. that would not only prevent access but it would acually destroy the data if validation failed three times in a row.

So in short, encrypted disks are a good idea if you are maybe working for a company and you are carrying around the social security numbers for all the employees or something ultra critical like that, but otherwise it might be overkill because you can always use a free program like Trucrypt to absolutely secure your data any time you wish on any hard drive.
 

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A review of the Self Encrypting Drive feature of the Samsung 840 Evo.

Industry leaders, including Samsung, are using deceptive and fraudulent language to sell “hardware based” “self encrypting” SSD's to people who want to protect their data with hardware based encryption. They are making claims that are untrue or misleading in order to peddle hardware to trusting customers.

Self Encrypting SSD's based on TCG-Opal are a big fat lie.
TCG-Opal is a scam.

Encrypts on the fly!
AES 256!
Secure Erase!
Self Encrypting Drive!
Hardware based encryption!
No impact on performance!

That is what I read on many supposedly reputable, hardware review websites about the data encryption capabilities of the Samsung 840 Evo. So I bought one. But it isn't true. Don't believe the hype.

The sites I visted had a bunch of buzz words and techie sounding slogans that mean zippo. All of the tech reviewers who reviewed the drive and stated in one way or another that the user's data on the drive would be safely encrypted using flashy sounding techno-babble should all turn in their self-awarded tech expert badges and stop writing. That includes the writers and editors from 'Tom's Hardware', 'AnandTech', YouTube tech “experts” and many, many others. Shame on you all.

Samsung finally released their firmware update (9 December 2013)for the 840 Evo which makes the drive TCG-Opal compliant. TCG, 'The Trusted Computing Group' developed a standard f... Read more

A:My Review of Samsung 840 EVO SSD Full Drive Encryption.

Cheers for taking the time and effort to actually investigate this. One thing that leaves me confused is when you say..

"If you want to gift a SSD to someone or sell it and you want to be sure your data is erased then the secure erase function in the Magician software applied to the Evo will do what it says it does. Your data will not be retrievable by anyone. I'm pretty sure of that."

My understanding (which may be flawed) is that the way the erasure tool works is the same way the drive works by setting a BIOS/drive password.. which is that when you use the samsung erase tool it wipes the encryption key off the drive, therefor making the data useless. Setting the BIOS password is the sort of the same thing, it encrypts the key with the BIOS / HDD ATA password, and if that password is secure enough then its the same as wiping the encryption key. Otherwise, how can you be so sure that the odds are better of you not being able to recover that encryption key over you being able to decrypt the encrypted key (with a decent password)?

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Hi,

I'm looking at getting a new desktop as my current one doesn't support more than 4GB of RAM.

I'd like to get an SSD for faster boot times and faster programs so am planning to use it as an OS boot drive.

Probably a ~64GB SSD as at the moment my C drive which has Windows installed and all programs and is around 35GB, so that should provide enough space.

My slave would probably be a standard mechanical HD at around 500-1000GB to hold my data.

I currently run full disc encryption via TrueCrypt on my mechanical drive which as OS and data. However, I've read that using FDE on an SSD doesn't play very well so planning not to do this.

That means my primary HD would be unencrypted, but my data drive encrypted. I'm hoping this will give me the best compromise between speed and security.

Any thoughts on whether this set up sounds like a good idea? Would it be better to install everything on the mechanical HD and use an SSD cache drive for example?

Any thoughts/input would be much appreciated.
 

A:SSD Boot drive and full disc encryption

The problem with using TrueCrypt and encrypting your entire data drive is that it won't be mounted until after you boot into Windows. If you relocate your system folders like Documents and Music to the data drive and encrypt it, Windows won't see those folders when it boots, and you could see some strange behavior.

I'm surprised to hear that TrueCrypt doesn't work well on an SSD. I too use TrueCrypt to encrypt my entire system drive and all externals. Where did you find this info?
 

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Hello I've decided to upgrade my Win 8.1 to Win 10. To do so I had to turn off Drive Encryption on my HP 430 G1. I went to the HP Protection Tools and switched off HP DE. Then I was asked to reload system, after turning off and on, when I try to enter HP DE password, my notebook freezes. I have BIOS access but not many options are available.I tried to mount notebook's disc to PC as a secondary and use SDWmgRecovery software, but there is no Winmagic WMG file on my notebook's HDD.. If it's not possible to fix this, I can format this disc and reinstall Windows OS, but I don know how to format it properly.. Thanks for your help.

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Can anyone explain in layman's terms, why encryption is so much more secure if the encrypted data is only protected using a password. I understand that the data is scrambled, but if all that is needed to access the data is the password, how is that anymore secure than simple password protection.

I'm asking specifically for thumb drives. For example, I have a Corsair FlashVoyager thumb drive that includes a security utility that creates a hidden partition that is password protected. I have another thumb drive where I'm considering using Rohos Mini Drive. The portable version of the software resides on the thumb drive, so that alleviates the need for someone wanting the data to figure out what algorithm and software was used to encrypt the data.

If all that someone would have to do is guess the password ( I understand that this is a huge task in itself), why bother with encryption? The idea is to make the data secure, but accessible as I move from computer to computer.

Thanks!
 

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I wanted to restore my laptop which I bought in 2012. It came with windows 7 64 bit and somewhere along the way I got viruses.

I installed Truecrypt which is software that lets you encrypt either 1 file or the entire system. Basically I set it up so that I had to enter a password to even log into Windows. (the entire system was encrypted).

Now I can not get to the log in screen for Windows. I think I should have uninstalled Truecrypt before I performed the restore to factory settings. BTW, my laptop is a HP Envy 15 3040 nr. My question would be is Windows 7 still in there somewhere? And if yes, how do I get rid of Truecrypt to access it? Thanks.

A:How do I restore Win 7 with truecrypt Encryption on entire drive

According to the TrueCrypt manual, page 34 and 35 explain how to use the Rescue Disc that you made when you encrypted your system in order to get into Windows later if you have problems.

"If Windows is damaged and cannot start, the TrueCrypt Rescue Disk allows you to
permanently decrypt the partition/drive before Windows starts. In the Rescue Disk screen,
select Repair Options > Permanently decrypt system partition/drive. Enter the correct
password and wait until decryption is complete. Then you can e.g. boot your MS Windows
setup CD/DVD to repair your Windows installation. Note that this feature cannot be used to
decrypt a hidden volume within which a hidden operating system resides (see the section
Hidden Operating System).

Note: Alternatively, if Windows is damaged (cannot start) and you need to repair it (or
access files on it), you can avoid decrypting the system partition/drive by following these
steps: If you have multiple operating systems installed on your computer, boot the one that
does not require pre-boot authentication. If you do not have multiple operating systems
installed on your computer, you can boot a WinPE or BartPE CD/DVD or you can connect
your system drive as a secondary or external drive to another computer and then boot the
operating system installed on the computer. After you boot a system, run TrueCrypt, click
Select Device, select the affected system partition, click OK , select System > Mount
Without Pre-Boot Authentication, enter yo... Read more

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Have just downloaded the Bios Upgrade version 2.2 (QG40 BIOS_W220.exe), but I inadvertently omitted to turn the 'Bit Locker Drive Encryption of Windows Vista' off first, as Toshiba had advised.
Is there any corrections I can make to rectify this omission and ensure the G40 and the software operate correctly?

A:Bit Locker Drive Encryption of Windows Vista

try to use a free program called Truecrypt - Free Open-Source Disk Encryption Software

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I am beginning to put sensitive information on my flash drive that I keep around my neck. It goes with me everywhere and I may at some point lose the thing so I need to know about the flash drives that offer encryption.

I need to know just how secure these things are and how the encryption works. I carry it with me a connect it to various computers running about every version of Windows there are daily.

Of course, I will need it to work with all versions of Windows from '95 up.
 

A:Question about flash drive security/encryption

i would suggest either getting a freeware file / folder encryptor or for like 20$ or something i got US Pro (ushield pro)... its top notch, you can password protect every file on there or put them all in 1 folder and password protect that folder,99% of the ppl that will find your card will never beable to get past that... as far as 100% goes... well theres no such thing as 100% encryption anything that can be written can be broken... hope that helped some...
 

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Hey all...So I decided per another thread here not to use Vista's BitLocker, but rather to go with Hitachi's FDE (Full Disk Encryption). Do I need some kind of software? I got all of my drives from Lenovo, and they didn't ship any software along with it. I was on Hitachi's site for a while and also tried to google it, but at the end of the day, I'm still unsure as to the procedure as far as performing the actual encryption. What do I need? Can I also encrypt only individual parts of the drive?

Thanks all!!!

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I'm running Windows 10 Pro x64 desktop PC with a Samsung Pro 850 256 as my main C drive. Other specs are 3770k and 16GB of DDR3. I also have a TPM chip installed on my mainboard. I've already encrypted all my secondary HDD's with BitLocker, but I'm still undecided which option I should take with C drive encryption? I was strongly leaning toward regular BitLocker with TPM enabled, but then I read about TrueCrypt, which apparently goes recommended by many. But by looking from Samsung Magician my SSD seems to support three types of hardware data security modes: Class 0, TCG Opal and generally named option "Encrypted Drive", which says its based on BitLocker. I like the idea of hardware encryption without any kind of performance hit, as well as best possible protection for my data in case my system gets lost to wrong hands.

I'd love to hear an opinion of an expert which way I should go? If one of those SSD hardware encryptions is a good choice, how do I enable it?

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i enabled disk encryption (for SED) in the HP security software and then clicked 'OK' to reboot in popup to finish the config changes.  thing is, it does a full shut down not restart.  so from the first COLD boot after enabling encryption i am greeted with the winmagic password prompt, i enter my pass correctly and then it hangs on black screen with a cursor in upper left corner. now if i hit cntrl+alt+del and it restarts it boots straight into windows.  If i get into the boot device options after the reboot part i choose the notebooks harddisk and it tells me its locked "unlock drive?"  i click yes, it also boots straight into windows.  ive tried booting to the SDWinPE disk, unlocked the drive from there too but the issue remains.  repaired BCD file. same issue.  went into disk to find the wmg file to fix that, and i see no .wmg file anywhere.  i had 2 other G2's that had the same problems 2 months ago but they had the correct .wmg files and i was able to repair the boot issues following this article. http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c04677911&sp4ts.oid=5405376 my issue is now a little different where i dont get the BCDboot error, or the linux looking error (saw both on previous G2 boot issues), just the black screen with cursor in upper left corner of the screen... this is really flaky and unreliable behavior for a feature thats supposed to help secure your devi... Read more

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