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startup with bitlocker

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#1 rpmartin369


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Posted 10 November 2013 - 09:09 AM

I looked for the right forum for my question and this is the one I think. I have an acer aspire ultrabook. It has an I5 processor 6 gigs of memory and such. I have windows 8 pro and started using bitlocker for security. It worked fine for awhile then at startup I could not type in my password to unlock my files. I did find that if I go into my BIOS at startup and exit it I was able to type in my password. I think the problem is that I have a hybrid HHD and maybe it is loading to quick from the SSD at startup before it can authenticate the certificate. I would like to know if anyone has this problem or if there is a fix for it. I tried acer support and they want $100.00 even though it is under warranty. Your help would be appreciated. Thanks

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 03:15 PM

Here is a list of some of the things that can cause BitLocker recovery - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn383583.aspx


In the corporate world we unlock the drive, log in with an Administrative account, suspend BitLocker, reboot, log back in with the Administrative account, re-enable BitLocker and reboot.


Persoanlly I woudln't use BitLocker for personal use.  I'd either use DriveLock, if your machine supports it, or TrueCrypt - http://www.truecrypt.org/

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