Windows 10: bitlocker will not let me lock a drive

Discus and support bitlocker will not let me lock a drive in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; i have a few drives in my computer and my bitlocker will not let me encrypt drive 0 and i don't know why it does not show up in the bitlocker menu and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by ray495, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. ray495 Win User

    bitlocker will not let me lock a drive


    i have a few drives in my computer and my bitlocker will not let me encrypt drive 0
    and i don't know why it does not show up in the bitlocker menu and the drive has the option greyed out in my computer

    why is this and how do I get it to stop

    i put in a screenshot of administrative tools>disk management


    bitlocker will not let me lock a drive [​IMG]


    :)
     
    ray495, Dec 2, 2018
    #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, Dec 2, 2018
    #2
  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, Dec 2, 2018
    #3
  4. bitlocker will not let me lock a drive

    How to Auto-lock the drives on Windows 10 using BitLocker.

    Hello Mominur,

    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Community. We will assist you in resolving the issue.

    Before assisting further, I would like to ask you few questions:

    • When you say “unlocking a driver”, are you referring to drives on the computer?
    • On which drive do you want to set auto-lock BitLocker option (Internal drive or External drive)?

    You will be able to perform auto unlock of the drive using BitLocker. To perform auto-lock of the drive using BitLocker, you should either lock out of the user account if it an internal drive or remove the device driver for the external drive.

    Refer to the link below on Help protect your files with BitLocker

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

    Write to us with the answers to the above questions and the status of the issue on the same post for further assistance. Your reply is most important for us to ensure we assist you accordingly.

    Thank you.
     
    Likhitha V, Dec 2, 2018
    #4
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