Windows 10: Bitlocker keeps locking secondary D: drive after every reboot

Discus and support Bitlocker keeps locking secondary D: drive after every reboot in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; I am having a very frustrating issue with windows 10, and thought I would see if anyone here could help. I have a 2018 Dell G5 15 gaming laptop, and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/Stewcooker, Sep 6, 2020.

  1. Bitlocker keeps locking secondary D: drive after every reboot


    I am having a very frustrating issue with windows 10, and thought I would see if anyone here could help.

    I have a 2018 Dell G5 15 gaming laptop, and the other night I swapped out the 250gb solid state C: drive with a 1TB samsung NVMe drive. Before the swap, I created a system image on an external drive and a repair disc on a usb drive. I swapped the m.2 drives, rebooted, and restored from the system image. All good so far.

    After finishing the restore, I noticed my secondary driven D:, was locked with bitlocker. I thought that was weird because I dont ever remember turning it on for that drive. I was able to unlock the drive with the same recovery key that was generated when I made the system image. However, every time I reboot my computer the D: drive is locked again, and I have to hunt down the key and enter it in again.

    I've tried various things to turn it off, but I have encountered another problem: I cannot access bitlocker through the settings app. Everytime I click on the option that says "bitlocker" the settings app crashes to desktop. I have tried after numerous reboots but the same issue every time. I even tried disabling bitlocker from running at startup, but it didnt make a difference.

    If anyone could help me out I would be most appreciative.

    Edit for additional info: right-clicking on the drive in file-explorer does not offer an option to turn off bitlocker encryption for the drive

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    /u/Stewcooker, Sep 6, 2020
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    Have rebooted my laptop (Dell G7) and drive D: (secondary) was not accessible until the Bitlocker Recovery Key was entered.

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    Neil3087AU, Sep 6, 2020
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    I had to perform a factory reset on my Dell Inspiron 17-1779 after Dell updates were installed. My machine has an SSD primary drive and a secondary SATA drive. I can not access the secondary drive after the reset because it is locked with Bitlocker. I
    have gone to oneDrive and get the message "You don't have any BitLocker recovery keys in your Microsoft account." When I go to the "more info" I get instructions like find where you wrote it down...I never wrote it down because I didn't activate it. I have
    never heard of Bitlocker before, and now I am having a nightmare!!! My secondary drive is where I backed up my documents and work!

    I sincerely hope someone can help me!
     
    camntx, Sep 6, 2020
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    Windows 10 1909 Causes Secondary Hard Drive to not be Recognized

    Installing the Windows 10 1909 Update causes my secondary hard drive to not be recognized.

    Steps to confirm issue:

    • Secondary drive not visible in Windows Explorer
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    Steps to replicate issue:

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    Steps to resolve issue:

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