WIN732 - Oops! Accidentally deleted BitLocker Partition

Oops! Accidentially deleted BitLocker Partition

OK, I have Windows 7 32-bit, running on a C:\ partition disk1[0]

My problems is I deleted the 100MB BitLocker partition disk1[0], and resized the drive partitions using Acronis Disk Manager. I am capable of shrinking and recreating the partition using Acronis Disk Manager, but I'm unfamiliar with the setup of the BitLocker part.

If possible, please inform me in on how to recreate BitLocker partition.

Note: When I tried to run Windows Backup and it failed, that's when I looked up the error and I found out deleting the BitLocker drive may be causing the problem.

Thank you for you help.
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NKOWAAuthor Commented:
I found the following article, but, I'm not sure it will work with my scenario.

http://www.autoitconsulting.com/site/deployment/create-a-windows-7-bitlocker-partition-in-configmgr/
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jcimarronCommented:
NKOWA --
I wonder if a System Restore might help.
Does Acronis allow for undoing a partition delete?

Or see the last post here
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-system/how-can-i-recover-a-deleted-bitlocker-partition/468331c0-a4cf-4a70-8305-81e85fd41f3d?msgId=3c40e983-1670-472b-a97c-1cbe7c826c15
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NKOWAAuthor Commented:
jcimarron:

Thanks for the link, but I don't think I want to recover the partition, instead I want to just recreate an empty 100MB partition, and assign the BitLocker to the partition.

What else do I need to do to recreate a fresh BitLocker partition?
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jcimarronCommented:
NKOWA--
You said
1)  " I want to just recreate an empty 100MB partition"
2)  "recreate a fresh BitLocker partition
That leaves me a little confused.
For 1) You should be able to create a new partition in the Unallocated space left by the deletion of the old Bit Locker partition.  If Acronis is not helping, use Windows own Disk Management or use http://www.partition-tool.com/
For 2) you would normally use BitLocker, but I am not sure what you meant by recreate .
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NKOWAAuthor Commented:
I'm confused too.

What exactly is bitlocker used for and do I absolutely need the partition?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
I'm surprised you didn't trash your system entirely.
The System Reserved partition (you call it the bitlocker partition - which it isn't)
normally contains the bcd store, the windows recovery files and optionally the bitlocker boot information.

If you have a system image backup you can recover that drive to the point of the date of the backup.
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NKOWAAuthor Commented:
Besides using a backup, can I  recreate the bcd store, the windows recovery files?
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jcimarronCommented:
NKOWA--
Wow!  I missed that you have deleted a 100MB partition.  I read it as 100GB.  As ve3ofa has said, that was not the BitLocker partition.  It was your System Reserved folder.  It is related to BitLocker but not as you seem to think.  Read
http://helpdeskgeek.com/help-desk/hdg-explains-what-is-the-system-reserved-partition/
It contains Windows recovery files, but in the sense of allowing you to boot--not to reinstall Windows.


So I remain confused as to just what you want.
I still suggest a System Restore to see if you can get back to where you were before you started messing around with partitions.  Or does Acronis offer an Undo--again for the purpose of getting back to that stage?  Or use a backup as ve3ofa has suggested.
If non of those are successful, I think the best solution would be a Repair Install.  And yes that will reinstall the 100MB partition.  And should not affect your personal files or installed programs.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html
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NKOWAAuthor Commented:
Ok, thank you both for the information.
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NKOWAAuthor Commented:
Thank you.
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jcimarronCommented:
NKOWA--You are welcome.
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