Windows 7 dual boot (x86 / x64) and BitLocker encryption failure after running startup repair utilit

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  1. Godstoge

    Godstoge New Member

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    I have an issue which I need resolved. My hard drive had about 5 different partitions, one for Win7 x86, Win7 x64, Misc, Encrypted Data and Virtual Machines.

    The Encrypted Data partition was secured with BitLocker - The OS-partitions was _not_ secured with BitLocker.



    Now what happened was that I had to run the startup repair utility on my Win7 x64 installation and this completely messed up things for me.

    I have lost the Encrypted Data and Virtual Machine-partition. I do not care about the VMs, but the Data contains vital information which I have not backed up yet.

    Ontop of losing the two partitions, a new partition called HP_tools re-appeared. This partition was removed when I scratched the OEM-installation approx. a year ago.



    I urgently need to recover this Data-partition. Can anyone help?


    Additional information: I do have unallocated space (between other partitions) on my hard drive, but none at the exact size of my encrypted partition.
     
  2. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    This us a strange situation, but I am assuming you have a license for both the x86 and x64 versions of Win 7.

    I would have to guess the system is confused due to multiple versions of software being installed.
     

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