Repair-bde

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  1. bglover14

    bglover14 New Member

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    Does anyone know how long repair-bde takes to run? I have been running it on an 1TB external HD for about 16 hours now. Attached is a screenshot what I am seeing. Should I keep it going?
     

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    Neemobeer Windows Forum Team
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    Is your drive encrypted?
     
  3. bglover14

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    So this is what happened:

    Plugged in an external HD ran bitlock to go and it failed at 2%. So I stopped the encryption by unplugging the USB cable. When I plug the HD back it asks for the bitlocker password and when I enter it, it just freezes. I read some where to use the repair-bde command which is what I am doing now. But the process is still going and I was curious how long it should take on 2 TB drive. Here is the latest screen shot
     

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    Pulling the USB cable wasn't a good idea.
    Only thing I can suggest is use Data Recovery software to at least get the Data off.
    Wait for more advice as someone may have a better idea.
     
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    When you unplugged it you most likely hosed it. You can try
    manage-bde -off <driveletter:>
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    manage-bde -unlock <driverletter:> -RecoveryKey <path to bek key file>
     
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