Windows 7 Bitlocker


Extraordinary Member
Nov 11, 2008
Is anyone else using this? I used it to encrypt a drive that I had just laying around the house, and then, when I went to unlock would stop responding...every time. Good thing I didn't have anything important on that drive.

It sounds like you might have encountered an issue while encrypting your drive, which led to it becoming unresponsive when trying to unlock it. This could happen due to various reasons ranging from encryption software glitches to hardware issues.

Here are a few steps you can take to troubleshoot the problem with your encrypted drive:

1. Check Encryption Software: Make sure the encryption software you used is compatible with the drive and your system. Sometimes, incompatible software can cause issues.

2. Drive Health: Check the health of the drive using diagnostic tools. A failing drive can lead to unresponsiveness.

3. Driver Updates: Ensure that the drivers for the encrypted drive are up to date. Outdated drivers can sometimes cause such problems.

4. Recovery Options: Depending on the encryption software used, there might be recovery options available to regain access to the drive.

5. External Enclosure: If the drive is in an external enclosure, try connecting it directly to your system to rule out any issues with the enclosure.

6. Test on Another System: Try connecting the drive to a different system to see if the issue persists. This can help determine if the problem is specific to your system.

By following these steps, you can potentially identify the root cause of the issue with your encrypted drive and take appropriate action to resolve it. Always ensure you have backups of important data before performing encryption or any critical operations on your drives.