Windows 10: Bitlocker waking up non-encrypted HDD drives every hour

Discus and support Bitlocker waking up non-encrypted HDD drives every hour in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; So I'm running Bitlocker encrypted and non-encrypted HDD disks and have set up disk to sleep after 5 minutes. However, every hour Bitlocker wakes up... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Sebastian7, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. Bitlocker waking up non-encrypted HDD drives every hour


    So I'm running Bitlocker encrypted and non-encrypted HDD disks and have set up disk to sleep after 5 minutes.

    However, every hour Bitlocker wakes up the disks that are _not_encrypted, apparently to check if they can be encrypted, or something similar. Disks that have all partitions encrypted are not affected and remain sleep.

    This is extremely annoying and I haven't figured out how to disable this behavior. Please help me to disable this nonsense.

    Using Process Monitor exposes "FveIsVolumeEncryptable":


    Bitlocker waking up non-encrypted HDD drives every hour [​IMG]

    Bitlocker waking up non-encrypted HDD drives every hour [​IMG]

    Bitlocker waking up non-encrypted HDD drives every hour [​IMG]


    :)
     
    Sebastian7, Aug 14, 2019
    #1

  2. 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)

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

    (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, Aug 14, 2019
    #2
  3. Bitlocker Drive Encryption(Not Responding) at 84.5%

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    We understand your concern, as you are trying to encrypt the complete hard drive with BitLocker Drive Encryption and now it’s not responding as well.



    We would suggest you to refer this
    BitLocker: Use BitLocker Drive Encryption Tools to manage BitLocker
    article and check manage-bde section, if that helps to make the changes.



    However, for further queries we would suggest you to post your query in

    TechNet
    forums, where we have experts and support professionals who are well equipped with the knowledge on BitLocker to assist you with the appropriate troubleshooting steps.



    Aditya Roy

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Aditya_Roy, Aug 14, 2019
    #3
  4. Bitlocker waking up non-encrypted HDD drives every hour

    Device Encryption not avaiable

    Hello Fraczek,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community.

    We understand your concern in this regard.

    • Are you referring to BitLocker Drive Encryption?
    • What preventing you from doing this?
    • Did you get any error message or code while doing this?

    Before you come up with the above information, suggest you to refer the article

    Help protect your files using BitLocker Drive Encryption
    and see if it help you.

    Do refer the article
    Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption Step-by-Step Guide
    and check if it help you with the required information.

    Keep us posted if you require further assistance.
     
    Yashwanth Kotakuri, Aug 14, 2019
    #4
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