Solved

How to recover bitlocker encrypted drive?

Posted on 2008-10-14
3
835 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-14
I have a laptop that has the data encrypted on its hdd, it does not use a TPM, this laptop has a major hardware problem so will not boot anymore, how can I access the data by switching the drive to another machine or drive enclosure, etc? (I have the encryption key)


Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:HighRoller1
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 70

Accepted Solution

by:
garycase earned 500 total points
ID: 22712898
Just follow the instructions here:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928201
0
 

Author Comment

by:HighRoller1
ID: 22713507
Hi, to save having to go through this process, if I could locate another laptop of the same make and model and swapped its hdd for mine, would that work? or would windows detect that it was not installed on this hardware? (the model would be the same,just not the same machine)

0
 
LVL 70

Expert Comment

by:garycase
ID: 22713587
If the other system has the exact same hardware components this MAY work -- the worst case may be a requirement for re-activation;  but Bitlocker should work fine ... again, the worse case would be that it required you to confirm the key (which you have).
0

Featured Post

Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

Like “For Dummies” books, you can read this in whatever order you choose and learn about mobility and BYOD; and how to put a competitive mobile infrastructure in place. Developed for SMBs and large enterprises alike, you will find helpful use cases, planning, and implementation.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Solid State (Hard) Drives aka SSD began to evolve in the computer industry recently. As the name suggests, there are no moving parts in the drives. The drive uses microchip memory store the data, as opposed to the spinning disks of a traditional HDD…
I previously wrote an article addressing the use of UBCD4WIN and SARDU. All are great, but I have always been an advocate of SARDU. Recently it was suggested that I go back and take a look at Easy2Boot in comparison.
This video teaches viewers how to encrypt an external drive that requires a password to read and edit the drive. All tasks are done in Disk Utility. Plug in the external drive you wish to encrypt: Make sure all previous data on the drive has been …
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…

895 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

17 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now