bitlocker problem

i started encrypting a 1 tb external hard disk. abt 42% of the encryption was done when i paused and shut down the pc. now i cannot unlock it. when i type the password it stays for some time and the windows comes that it is not responding. i have to exit it becas its not wrking. pls can anybody tell me a solution for this. i need to open it as my back up files and evrythn is in it.


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I found this FAQ that basically says if the power is turned off during encryption, it will resume when the power is restored.

I suppose yours has not attempted to do so on its own?

Here are two areas of the Microsoft Tech Net you might check. It appears there are several areas that might help. Sorry I do not have a good answer for you, but I have never used it.

Site 1
Site 2

thnx but no better.


Microsoft does have an official Windows 7 Support Forum located here . It is supported by product specialists as well as engineers and support teams. You may want to also check the threads available there for additional assistance and guidance.

Microsoft Windows Client Team


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If you don't have it fixed yet, here is another site at Microsoft. Maybe the "Repair-bde" section will help.

m sorry bt its no better. i think i need a technician who can tell me what to do. my msn id is
if anybody wanna give me som help and want to knw mre info on the problem.

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