Tamara Independent Advisor Thanks for the response. Seeing this thread, I am not the only one who struggles here. Would only take this route if the above did not resolve. How do I format and reinstall my windows? This isnt the first time this has happened and I wondered if anyone knows why? Additional Information If you're having problems with your Microsoft account, here are a few tips. If Bitlocker's preboot check doesn't pass for some reason it won't allow the drive to unlock.
Of course, the data in the system drive will be lost forever. Does anyone know a way to find and activate this code. It consists of suspending and resuming the BitLocker encryption. Option 3: Find the Bitlocker recovery key in a txt file The recovery key may be saved as a txt file in your computer. Boot from a setup usb drive. Everything seems to be working fine now. I've decrypted and re-encrypted and that made it so he didn't have to put the recovery key in every time, instead it would ask for a password.
If it is a Bitlocker encrypted operating system drive, the drive can be mounted as a data drive on another computer to rescue data or a is needed for data recovery. In other words, if you forget your BitLocker password, you can use BitLocker recovery key to access the data protected by BitLocker. I hope this is helpful to you, although if you want to keep the data on your hard drive it may not be. I have tried Decrypting and Re-encrypting the drive but this did not work. Windows offers to create this for you. Not really sure but I just need it to read the usb, erase all my files and reformat my laptop. However when I do the same operation to a different laptop, it reads the usb perfectly.
Press shift f10 to bring up a command prompt. Take it easy, walk through the two ways below to address the issue. I have a Lenovo IdeaPad 100S that I am currently locked out of due to a Bitlocker issue. Now for the bit I did different to my original post. That was essentially the difference. For others: Here's what I had to do using a second laptop that was working fine. I noticed that if I go in and want to re-save the key its a different one as well.
This works every time for me. BitLocker recovery is the process by which you can restore access to a Bitlocker encrypted drive in the event that you cannot unlock the Bitlocker encrypted drive normally. Or we will have to format the drive and perform a clean installation. I do not have a Bitlocker recovery key and have had no luck finding one. At the bottom of the recovery page, there was an option to hit Esc for more options. If for some reason you forget the password, you can access the Bitlocker encrypted drive with recovery key.
In the ComputerName Properties dialog box, click the BitLocker Recovery tab to view the BitLocker recovery passwords that are associated with the particular computer. Everything seems to be working fine now. I've had updates do this to me as well. Windows 10 but I cannot remember which version. The cure is, luckily, quite easy.
Right-click the computer object, and then click Properties. Step 2: Select the Bitlocker encrypted drive and click Next to continue. Usually seems to happen right after an update to the system. So you want to be a sysadmin? Thanks David Got it working! On Windows 10, you can open the Command prompt with or without logging in. If you forget the BitLocker password used to encrypt a partition, you can use Bitlocker recovery key to unlock the partition protected by BitLocker. However, when attempting to log in the only options are to input the Bitlocker recovery key or to skip the drive. Forgot your password to or Windows computer? But that request apparently takes a month to process.
I put in a security request to change the email to another email that does exist. Please help Bitlocker key Lenovo 100S Im having same problem. Maybe it was only the last thing because it worked, but anyway. Step 3: Right-click on the decrypted drive, select Manage BitLocker. Then, in the same BitLocker Drive Encryption window, click Resume protection link. Also make sure the boot order is only allow the C drive to boot from.
If that doesn't work, I believe you should see the option to format before the install. I also didn't have to re-enter my Windows key, which I thought was a little strange. And have you changed hardware at all recently? Windows offers to create this for you. I've never had to fully decrypt a hard-drive to get it to ever work. I need it so if the same thing happens again, there is a way to get out of it etc. Hi all, I have an issue where a laptop will require the recovery key on each boot of the laptop.
See how to do: Case 1: Open Command Prompt at the login screen. Hi CasbahRecharge, When did the issue start to occur? Step 1: Open Command Prompt in Windows 10 with or without login. Wesley Gregory Might need to specify the locked volume, C: unless the defaults have been changed. I don't have a windows anywhere but on the notebook which I cannot start now. BitLocker overview BitLocker is a Microsoft encryption product designed to protect the user data on a system.