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[Answering] BitLocker Drive Encryption failed to recover from an abruptly termnated conversion

Posted on: Nov 05 2012 Category :Windows > Windows7 Security Views: 2263 | Subscribe

was told to post issue in this forum previously posted in at this link http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-system/bitlocker-drive-encryption-failed-to-recover-from/7b4cf37d-19b4-430b-ac4d-39eb4732f7a0

Problem - User ran bitlocker on an external drive got tired of waiting and ended the process at 11%. Drive is not acceable.  Accessing the drive prompts for the password to unlock the drive. Passwords is entered. Error received "BitLocker Drive Encryption failed to recover from an abruptly terminated conversion." Ran repair-bde on the drive decrypting to another drive and the process stops at 11%.

1st answer -David Vinod replied on Forum Moderator Community Star Hi,Thanks for asking. Sorry to hear that you’re unable to access the hard drive after trying to encrypt the drive using Bitlocker.  Step 1:Start the computer in clean boot and then try to run the BitLocker Repair Tool and check if that helps. To configure your computer to clean boot refer the following link. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135Note: After you have finished troubleshooting, follow step 7 in the article to boot to normal startup. Step 2:Perform the steps from the following article to run the BitLocker Repair Tool. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee523219(v=ws.10).aspx If the issue persists then, reply to the post with the results and we will be happy to assist you.

Results -Completed Step 1, booting the users computer with a clean boot. Step 2 results are the same on the decrypt stopping at 11%. See result below.Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.C:Windowssystem32>repair-bde f: g: -rp 154229-693222-368220-020227-342254-022272-242222-092227BitLocker Drive Encryption: Repair Tool version 6.1.7601Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.Beginning scan for BitLocker metadata.Scanning boot sectors for pointer to metadata: 100%Finished scanning for BitLocker metadata.LOG INFO: 0x00000027Valid metadata at offset 2621181952 found at scan level 1.LOG INFO: 0x00000028Successfully created repair context.Beginning decryption.Decrypting:  11% Complete.

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