Windows 7 - TrueCrypt Encryption
Posted on 2013-11-13
I have windows 7 pro. I used TrueCrypt to encrypt the drive. I selected the Preboot Authentication and encrypted the entire drive. Everything has been working for months. During normal booting process, I'm prompted for the Pre-Boot Key. I enter the Key and Windows 7 will load. Once at the login, the default password for the user will not work. The default password has not been changed. I found instructions on how to boot into Mini XP and then run Truecrypt to mount the drive, so I can then reset the user password. However, I cannot get the automount to detect the boot loader. These are the instructions I am following:
- Click Mount Options
- Check the box that reads “Mount partition using system encryption
without pre-boot authentication”
- Enter drive encryption password.
- Your hard drive will now be mounted as a new drive letter (temporarily)
I would appreciate any suggestions.