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I've encrypted the SSD on my laptop and does not boot after encryption. Says {BootDevice Not Found / Please install an operating system on your hard disk. / Hard Disk - (3F0)}. What can I do to make it work or to decrypt.
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What kind of encryption was used?
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You will probably have to temporarily install the SSD in another computer and decrypt it using the same encryption program.

Does the encryption program have the specific option to encrypt the OS disk?
If it does it should make the encrypted OS disk bootable.

If the program does not know that you are encrypting the OS, it will not make it bootable.
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If Windows native encrypting software was used thrn it must boot.
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016
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Did you do a clone before encrypting the SSD? If so, I'd be tempted to go back to that. Regards, Joe
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Seems like a fair distribution of points to me.
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