Bitlocker unlock after reinstall HELP NEEDED. THX.

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Evgeniy, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. Evgeniy

    Evgeniy MDL Member

    Apr 23, 2010
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    Hello,

    i need some help regarding Bitlocker..... dont have the drive on me but i know some details.

    1. We have a locked D: partition and on c: we have new instalation of w7ult.
    2. Drive failed to unlock before reinstall with message run "chkdsk /r" and failed to unlock after that.
    3. Drive key is backed up before reinstall and after atempt to unlock AND COPYED TO DAMAGED/ENCRYPTED PARTITION.
    4. Also i think drive might be slightly damaged S.M.A.R.T. reports "Caution" over Crystal Disk Info.

    Questions:

    1. How to unlock drive?
    2. If i cant get the numeric key from txt file can i generate that key from filename??? (dont know if i can open key file cause i dont have drive on me)
    3. Is there any other way to get files back?

    Files are pictures and personal files from my girlfriend and are very important to her..... (Thats what happens when she goes to reinstall win by herself)

    THX.
     
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  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    It should unlock just fine, no matter where it is connected, as long as you have password.
    If it does not then most likely it is damaged, and you might never get the data back from it

    sebus
     
  3. Evgeniy

    Evgeniy MDL Member

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    What password are you talking about the one from key file (numeric) or from User account(that one i have).
     
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