Truecrypt boots to black screen on server 2008 r2
Posted on 2013-11-08
I'd thought i would take a chance by asking this question here as well as the truecrypt forum.
I have a medical business customer that wants the entire hdd drive on their server encrypted. Easy enough right? well so i encrypt using truecrypt. everything works great. about 3 weeks later though the server when it boots up stops at the truecrypt boot up screen wanting the password. and once you put the password in, it begins booting up. i see the windows logo with the scrolling from left to right at the bottom of the screen. that logo then dissapears and a black screen shows up. and it sits there never coming to the blue ctrl-alt-del screen.
so i decrypted the system and it boots fine now. but this hdd needs to be encrypted so i went through the motions of re-encrypting the hdd and i reburned the rescue disc and truecrypt wants to do the pretest of rebooting. when i reboot, again it stop at a black screen. at the black screen the server hdd light is blinking to show activity, but i let it sit for 3 hrs and nothing. I then reset the computer and let it reboot and press esc instead of typing the password and the server boots up to windows only to tell me that truecrypt failed the pretest. Any suggestions?