Windows 10: I Didn't Set Up BitLocker Why am I Being Asked for a Recovery Key

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  1. I Didn't Set Up BitLocker Why am I Being Asked for a Recovery Key


    My laptop died and will not start. I removed the hard drive and got a sata to usb converter cable. I've connected the hard drive to an operating laptop to try to retrieve the data. when I try to access the hard drive it prompts for a bit locker recovery key. I never set up bit locker and when I log into my Microsoft account it says there is no bit locker key. How can I bypass the bit locker screen to get to my data?

    :)
     
    PeggyFischer1, May 1, 2020
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  2. pj04 Win User

    Asking for Bitlocker recovery key on login

    So I was playing with BIOS settings for reformatting my laptop and reinstalling Windows using bootable USB drive. I didn't succeed and I probably did something stupid. Now I'm not able to login into my laptop. It's asking me for bitlocker recovery key on both disabled and enabled settings of secure boot.

    On "Enabled" setting, it says "Bitlocker needs your recovery key to unlock your drive because Secure Boot policy has unexpectedly changed."

    I Didn't Set Up BitLocker Why am I Being Asked for a Recovery Key [​IMG]


    On "Disabled" setting, it says "Bitlocker needs your recovery key to unlock your drive because Secure Boot has been disabled. Either Secure Boot must be re-enabled, or Bitlocker must be suspended for Windows to start normally."

    I Didn't Set Up BitLocker Why am I Being Asked for a Recovery Key [​IMG]


    I don't have a recovery key. I don't remember setting one. I even searched for it in my Microsoft account. My device (ASUS X205TA) is listed but the recovery key is not.

    Note that I don't have any useful data in the laptop, so I'd be fine with reinstalling windows even if I loose all the data. I just want to be able to use my laptop again.
     
    pj04, May 1, 2020
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  3. Xylee Del Win User
    Xylee Del, May 1, 2020
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  4. I Didn't Set Up BitLocker Why am I Being Asked for a Recovery Key

    bitlocker recovery key

    Hi Singh,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    In order to get clarity on this issue and assist you with appropriate troubleshooting steps, please reply with the answers to the questions below.

    1. Are you not able login to your computer due to BitLocker Recovery Key?
    2. Did you ever setup BitLocker Recovery Key on your computer?
    3. Are you not able to login to your Microsoft Account to find the BitLocker Recovery Key?
    4. Are you using Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Professional?

    Meanwhile, try finding BitLocker Recovery Key if you have ever setup BitLocker Recovery Key for your computer.

    Please elaborate on the issue, so that we can understand the concern and get back to us to help you further.
     
    Shafeeq_Khan, May 1, 2020
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