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.