Solved

Ultimate Boot CD cannot access C: drive because the HDD is encrypted. How to get around this?

Posted on 2008-10-20
5
3,145 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
How do I access the C:\ drive to run CHKDSK and other usefull tools on the Ultimate Boot CD when the contents are encrypted (PointSec)? Someone told me Ctrl + F9 after putting in the PointSec credentials, legitimizing the hack attempt. But this did not work for me. At best it lets me into safe mode.
0
Comment
Question by:philip38
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 63

Expert Comment

by:SysExpert
ID: 22763915
You need to find a way of accessing the drive via the credentials in DOS, check the vendor page Pointsec for info.


I hope this helps !
 
0
 

Author Comment

by:philip38
ID: 22766854
Gentlemen,
I have the pointsec information. I can get in and I have the windows logon info. But I just cannot get to the drives. One, I am sure, has viruses.
0
 
LVL 38

Accepted Solution

by:
Rich Rumble earned 500 total points
ID: 22777388
You need to have another PointSec PC for these legitimate recovery methods to work...
But with recent versions of PointSec it's CTRL + F10 not F9. I'm not sure if F9 was ever used actually...

You can use a recovery floppy disk, see page 204 or cdrom (page 207) in this PDF
http://www.svit-it.com.ua/checkpoint_screen/Pointsec_PC_Admin_Guide.pdf

You can have another point-sec computer access the hard-drive via a USB adapter or by slaving the drive into another PC. See page 208 for this option
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812119244 is a great product to have for any admin.
Also, if you can boot into the system, leave it off the network is possible to prevent spreading the virii, log in as an account with admin rights, go to add/remove programs and remove pointsec... you will be prompted for a password the person who setup the encryption has set and the disk will be decrypted.
-rich
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:philip38
ID: 31508018
Thank you for this information.
0

Featured Post

[Webinar] Disaster Recovery and Cloud Management

Learn from Unigma and CloudBerry industry veterans which providers are best for certain use cases and how to lower cloud costs, how to grow your Managed Services practice in IaaS clouds, and how to utilize public cloud for Disaster Recovery

Question has a verified solution.

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

The article will include the best Data Recovery Tools along with their Features, Capabilities, and their Download Links. Hope you’ll enjoy it and will choose the one as required by you.
Since pre-biblical times, humans have sought ways to keep secrets, and share the secrets selectively.  This article explores the ways PHP can be used to hide and encrypt information.
This video Micro Tutorial explains how to clone a hard drive using a commercial software product for Windows systems called Casper from Future Systems Solutions (FSS). Cloning makes an exact, complete copy of one hard disk drive (HDD) onto another d…
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …

863 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

27 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now