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Hi, Encrypt drive and computer won't fully boot; TrueCrypt experts check here!


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#1 vispgraddecola

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:12 PM


 
There's a famous program called TrueCrypt that makes encryption discs.

I need support in assistance because my computer refuses to start Windows 8 after I used the -DISKCRYPTOR-
program (not TC).

I get the message "Insert bootable media and press key", even though I did set bios correctly and tried all bootable media like cd/usb etc.
Im sure that I didn't make any mistakes or hardware errors when I used Diskcryptor (did same routine on another comp and it works fine there).


I've also tried starting the drive separately in another computer with 3 different adapters, it won't recognize the drive itself (but finds other
drives).

Acer x3475 computer



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:28 PM

sounds like the bootsector and loader didn't get written properly on that particular disk ... now you are looking at a situation of decrypting that drive from another machine using DiskCryptor installed on that machine OR making a live cd/usb (http://diskcryptor.net/wiki/LiveCD/en) and using that to decrypt the drive.



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:44 PM

Absolutely correct.

However, that drive won't start in other computers like I said in the post, as well as cd/usbs wont start either

 



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:14 PM

You have tried the DiskCryptor - Tools - Bootloader config  to make a bootable cd/usb and those will not boot from this Acer?  I wouldn't expect windows to recognize the partition on the encrypted drive but I would expect it to say that some kind of drive is there and then you would open up diskcryptor and mount the volume. What happens when you plug in with usb adapters (like does it ask to format the drive, or just nothing)? 


Edited by AngryRaisin, 11 February 2013 - 07:19 PM.





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