Windows 10: BitLocker and Windows incorrectly identifies internal drive as removable

Discus and support BitLocker and Windows incorrectly identifies internal drive as removable in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; BitLocker incorrectly identifies two of my internal SATA hard drives as removable drives on Windows 2012 Server. I noticed Windows Server also shows... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Roy Beaulieu, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. BitLocker and Windows incorrectly identifies internal drive as removable


    BitLocker incorrectly identifies two of my internal SATA hard drives as removable drives on Windows 2012 Server. I noticed Windows Server also shows these drives as removable when I use the SYSTRAY icon for ejecting USB drives. If you look at the properties of those disks, in the Details tab under Capabilities, you'll also see the Value of CM_DEVCAP_REMOVABLE. My controller is the Microsoft Storage Spaces Controller on this Dell PowerEdge T130. I may look into more driver updates later.


    I'm putting this here because I tried many things to fix this, including driver updates, that didn't work and this was the only one that did. Credit goes to the following link on superuser.com.

    This command is what I ran to add this to the registry:
    reg.exe add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\storahci\Parameters\Device" /f /v TreatAsInternalPort /t REG_MULTI_SZ /d 0\01\02\03\04\05

    https://superuser.com/questions/129...ject-sata-drives-from-the-windows-7-tray-icon
    I added a new Multi String Value called TreatAsInternalPort to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\storahci\Parameters\Device with the value:

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    5
    (note the newlines)
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    :)
     
    Roy Beaulieu, Jul 16, 2019
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  2. newtekie1 Win User

    Windows 8.1 PRO unable to unlock Bitlocked drive

    Can you take a screen shot of the bitlocker window?

    Also, what happens when you highlight the drive in This PC and go to the Manage tab? There should be some bitlocker options there.
     
    newtekie1, Jul 16, 2019
    #2
  3. BitLocker Encrypted Hard Drive to MAC

    Hi,



    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community. I regret the inconvenience caused to you. Let me help you.



    I suggest you to perform below mentioned steps to disable BitLocker.

    To disable BitLocker I would suggest you try the following steps and see if it helps.


    • Press Windows key + X and click on
      Control Panel.

    • Change View by from Category
      to Large Icons/Small Icons.

    • Click on BitLocker Drive Encryption and click on
      Turn BitLocker Off.

    • Follow on screen instructions. Click on Decrypt the Drive
      when the message appears.
    I would suggest you click on the link below and refer the following article.

    Scenario 12: Turning Off BitLocker Drive Encryption (Windows 7)

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee424315(v=ws.10).aspx

    (You can refer the steps in the above link as they are applicable for Windows 10 as well)



    Check if it helps.



    I hope the information helps. Please keep us posted on the issue. We will be happy to assist you accordingly.

    Thank you.
     
    Aswin_Anand, Jul 16, 2019
    #3
  4. BGN_1975 Win User

    BitLocker and Windows incorrectly identifies internal drive as removable

    Fixed Drive Detected as Removable in Bitlocker

    My system has 2 data drives in addition to the boot drive which is SSD. While windows detects both drives as fixed drives Bitlocker reports one of the drives as removable and so I cannot set it to auto-unlock. Any suggestions on how to change this behavior
    and make Bitlocker report correctly?
     
    BGN_1975, Jul 16, 2019
    #4
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