Veracrypt and Repair INstall Windows 10

My system is encrypted with Veracrypt so when it first comes on I have to enter a password.  I need to do a repair install via USB.  How do I get my system to boot via USB?  I am not sure how to Veracrypt's control of the boot?
simonesbauerAsked:
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McKnifeCommented:
You cannot repair a veracrypt encrypted system. You ned to decrypt it, first. if windows does not boot right now, you will need to decrypt it from  bootable media as outlined here: https://veracrypt.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=VeraCrypt%20Rescue%20Disk ->read the paragrah starting with  "If Windows is damaged and cannot start"
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simonesbauerAuthor Commented:
I created the rescue disk but I do not know how to get it to run?  I do not see an execution file.
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McKnifeCommented:
You boot from it.
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simonesbauerAuthor Commented:
it is not booting up.  I put on usb.  So after I key in the password it should take me to the usb?
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McKnifeCommented:
Look, you are booting to the OS. You need to boot to USB, please learn how to do that by consulting your machine's manual. Boot options can be set in the bios or by using keyboard hotkeys right after turning the device on. I could help you, if you name your device.
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simonesbauerAuthor Commented:
I understand this, how am I to make my machine boot to usb when as soon as it comes on it goes straight to my password for Veracrypt.  Once I put that in it boots to OS.  The rescue flash drive for veracrypt does not come up on boot.

I have a Lenevo Yoga 700 with windows 10 home
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McKnifeCommented:
That device lets you use legacy mode, I could determine that by looking at bios screenshots. Set the boot mode to legacy (you might have to turn off secure boot, first, another bios option) and then retry to adjust the boot menus to boot from usb hdd, first,
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furunoCommented:
Great advice  but for this work does a Rescue Disk have to be create before the volume was damaged?
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simonesbauerAuthor Commented:
Don’t I have to get to Bios to make this change and to do that I have to press F12 upon first sign of life?
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McKnifeCommented:
"Great advice  but for this work does a Rescue Disk have to be create before the volume was damaged?" - no. The volume is not damaged, by the way, only the windows installation.

"Don’t I have to get to Bios to make this change and to do that I have to press F12 upon first sign of life?" - lenovo uses the f12 key for selecting a boot device. Still, you need to press F2 and enter bios to enable legacy booting. It would be best if you asked an admin to help you.
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simonesbauerAuthor Commented:
So I can get there after entering encryption password?
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McKnifeCommented:
Yes, you need a rescue disk (create it on any machine you like) boot in on the problem machine, and mount the drive using your password. Then you can decrypt it.
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furunoCommented:
mcknife, can this decrypt TrueCrypt volumes as well?
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McKnifeCommented:
Not sure, probably. Will be documented at veracrypt's site.
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