Windows 10: Bitlocker decryption paused at 73.1% and stuck

Discus and support Bitlocker decryption paused at 73.1% and stuck in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I plugged in an external HD that was protected by bitlocker. A pop-up windows shows that Decryption is paused at 73.1. [ATTACH] There is a resume... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Bacinsky, May 11, 2020.

  1. Bacinsky Win User

    Bitlocker decryption paused at 73.1% and stuck


    I plugged in an external HD that was protected by bitlocker.

    A pop-up windows shows that Decryption is paused at 73.1.


    Bitlocker decryption paused at 73.1% and stuck 96b5a84c-3dbb-4edf-b678-555c3eb7c376?upload=true.png


    There is a resume button but when clicked, it only makes it worse and the window is Not Responding.


    On cmd, I checked manage-bde -status:

    I tried to do manage-bde -off and -on, but both commands would result in: error code 0x80310059

    Bitlocker decryption paused at 73.1% and stuck 1eb28002-b93c-4b14-88a3-a230b4ec5244?upload=true.png


    I also tried to do on windows powershell the repair and recover prompt, but it doesn't copy any file at all. and the new harddrive does not even make a writing/reading sound.


    I need help. Thanks!

    :)
     
    Bacinsky, May 11, 2020
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  2. Bitlocker Decryption paused and does not resume.

    Hi Hamza,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    I can imagine the inconvenience you are experiencing and will certainly help you in the right direction in fixing the issue.



    I suggest you to follow the steps mentioned below to fix the issue.



    1. Open the command prompt as admin.
    2. Type in manage-bde –off <drive> and hit
      Enter.

      manage-bde –resume <drive>
    manage-bde –on <drive>

    Replace Drive by drive letter

    1. Restart the computer and check the status of the issue


    You may also refer the article Computer
    Crash: How To Use manage-bde To Recover A Partially Decrypted Hard Drive

    for the detailed information.



    If the issue still persists, I suggest you to post your query in
    IT TechNet
    forums
    , where we have a dedicated team of experts who are equipped with the resources to guide you with the further steps to fix the issue.



    Regards,

    Muralidhar

    Microsoft Community Moderator
     
    Muralidhar_G, May 11, 2020
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  3. jano11 Win User
    Bitlocker stuck decrypting, unable to pause

    Hi all

    I have a serious problem with decrypting my external drive as it stuck at 65.5% and, the thing I tried:

    I tried to pause it but when I click pause after few seconds the window goes into Not Responding status and my whole computer slowing down.

    I tried to use manage-bde command but this is the same as GUI, not responding.

    My drive is set to Autounlock Mode, so soonest I plug it starts to decrypt, so it is constantly busy, so I can't even copy files.

    So my question is how I can stop decryption process? or If you have any other solutions please let me know.

    I use Windows 10 no TPM
     
    jano11, May 11, 2020
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  4. Bitlocker decryption paused at 73.1% and stuck

    BitLocker Decryption Paused..

    Hi Hans,

    Thanks for your immediate response.

    I have followed the steps for my device (DBitlocker decryption paused at 73.1% and stuck :) in Windows PowerShell as mentioned by you but I got the following result mentioning "the device is not ready". Please help with any alternate solution.

    Thanks

    C:\WINDOWS\system32> manage-bde -status

    BitLocker Drive Encryption: Configuration Tool version 10.0.16299

    Copyright (C) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    Disk volumes that can be protected with

    BitLocker Drive Encryption:

    Volume C: [Windows]

    [OS Volume]

    Size: 464.15 GB

    BitLocker Version: 2.0

    Conversion Status: Used Space Only Encrypted

    Percentage Encrypted: 100.0%

    Encryption Method: XTS-AES 128

    Protection Status: Protection On

    Lock Status: Unlocked

    Identification Field: Unknown

    Key Protectors:

    Numerical Password

    TPM

    Volume D: [comicider]

    [Data Volume]

    Size: 931.51 GB

    BitLocker Version: 2.0

    Conversion Status: Decryption Paused

    Percentage Encrypted: 0.1%

    Encryption Method: AES 128 with Diffuser

    Protection Status: Protection Off

    Lock Status: Unlocked

    Identification Field: Unknown

    Automatic Unlock: Disabled

    Key Protectors:

    Numerical Password

    Password

    PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Disable-BitLocker -MountPoint "D:"

    Disable-BitLocker : The device is not ready. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070015)

    At line:1 char:1

    + Disable-BitLocker -MountPoint "D:"

    + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: Bitlocker decryption paused at 73.1% and stuck :)) [Write-Error], FileNotFoundException

    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.IO.FileNotFoundException,Disable-BitLocker

    PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> manage-bde -off D:

    BitLocker Drive Encryption: Configuration Tool version 10.0.16299

    Copyright (C) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    ERROR: An error occurred (code 0x80070015):

    The device is not ready.
     
    Subhradeep Ghosh, May 11, 2020
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