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BitLocker: How do I initialize TPM chip without receiving error message.

Posted on 2008-10-23
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Running initialization step and received error message?
command "cscript manage-bde.wsf -tpm -takewonership password8char"
error:"An error occurred while taking ownership of the TPM. (code 0x80280023)
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I received a new Dell laptop with vista Ultimate.  Tried to initialize BitLocker with dos command and received this error message.     Error: an error occurd while taking ownership of the TPM (code 0x80280023)

Resolution:
I changed bios setting on boot sequence to hard drive first on boot up.  When I followed the rest of instructions on implementation from this article, encryption started and I did not have to run initialize from dos prompt.  Problem solved.

Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption Step-by-Step Guide
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc766295.aspx





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