Windows 10: Bitlocker has locked a SSD in my laptop

Discus and support Bitlocker has locked a SSD in my laptop in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Guessing I know the answer to this one but really hoping there is a workaround.... Laptop with two drives. Decided to do a clean install of Windows 10... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by GregH, Sep 13, 2020.

  1. GregH Win User

    Bitlocker has locked a SSD in my laptop


    Guessing I know the answer to this one but really hoping there is a workaround....
    Laptop with two drives. Decided to do a clean install of Windows 10 Pro 2004 in an attempt to fix a few minor issues. Installed Windows to the C: using a USB set up using the Media Creation Tool. All went well. This is a Dell laptop.

    However, the second SSD in the system is now showing as locked by Bit Locker, asking for a code to unlock the drive. I am so annoyed as I did not ever turn Bit Locker on! How was I to know this would be the case? I went back and checked in Bit Locker which is a part of Windows, and sure enough, it was turned on and encrypting my freshly installed C: also. So it turns on without user permission and with no warning of the consequences. I turned it off!

    Now though, is there anyway of unlocking my D: or have I lost all my data on this drive. Yes I have a backup but it is a bit old. ;(

    :)
     
    GregH, Sep 13, 2020
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  2. up2trix Win User

    Setup BitLocker Encryption On Win 10 Pro 64Bit Solid State Drive(SSD)?

    Jesse, I have no idea why you are having problems getting BitLocker to work on an SSD. I had no problems whatsoever getting it to work on my Samsung 970 EVO, which is a PCIe NVMe SSD.

    Your post is inadequate: it lacks many details which might help someone diagnose your problem. You should start with complete details of your SSD and perhaps your computer, and then list all the steps that you took to try to set up BitLocker.

    I have no idea if this will help you, but I posted full details of how I configured BitLocker on my system here.
     
    up2trix, Sep 13, 2020
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  3. Bitlocker locked on startup

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    Follow the below steps and check if it helps:

    I suggest you to try the step under the section "To unlock removable data drive" in the following article:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/unlock-bitlocker-protected-drive

    Note: The steps for Windows 8.1 applies to Windows 10 as well.

    For further reference, ask OP to refer to the following article:

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/bitlocker-drive-encryption

    I hope this information helps.

    Thank you.
     
    Divya Murugan, Sep 13, 2020
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  4. Bitlocker has locked a SSD in my laptop

    MohamedShelly, Sep 13, 2020
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