Windows 10: My Bitlocker encryption is stuck at 5% and i cannot pause it or restart it. Please Help!

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  1. Chris Pc Win User

    My Bitlocker encryption is stuck at 5% and i cannot pause it or restart it. Please Help!


    So i wanted to dualboot into ubuntu because its better to code there etc and my drive is bitlocker secured. So i disabled it in settings it started to go well. After almost 15 hours its still at the same percent as i felt asleep. I dont know what to do now so please help me! oh and btw i just noticed it has 0% disk use atm check picture 2

    :)
     
    Chris Pc, Nov 8, 2023
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  2. James Win User

    Bitlocker Stuck Decrypting

    @rinconmike For future reference, instead of using the TASK MANAGER to restart, you can simply hold CTRL + SHIFT and right click on blank space on the Task bar, to bring up 'Exit Explorer'. Another option is to use software.
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    James, Nov 8, 2023
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  3. Bitlocker stuck at 11.5% encryption

    Hello, I'm attempting to enable Bitlocker encryption on an external hard drive, but it will not proceed further than 11.5%.

    Technical details:

    • Windows 10 Pro
    • Seagate 1TB external HDD
    So far I've tried:

    • chkdsk /r in elevated cmd
    • chkdsk /f in elevated cmd
    • Pausing, then resuming through the Bitlocker GUI
    • manage-bde pause, manage-bde resume, , manage-bde cancel, both in elevated cmd
    • Restarting (over 5 times)
    • Leaving it running for >6 hrs
    • Swapping USB port used for the drive
    • Decrypting, then re-encrypting (twice)
    Chkdsk reveals that there is one bad sector on the drive. I've deleted the file on that sector and rebooted, however it's still detecting that sector in the drive's recycling bin (and rebooting hasn't cleared it out). Chkdsk does not run any action to correct that and says no actions are needed at this time. I also run Hard Disk Sentinel by Janos Mathe, it reports the drive's health as 99% with 1 weak sector.
     
    TheDustyBronco, Nov 8, 2023
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  4. Mackereth Win User

    My Bitlocker encryption is stuck at 5% and i cannot pause it or restart it. Please Help!

    Bitlocker Paused Problem

    I started encrypting a USB HDD and had to put BitLocker on pause at about 2% using the pause button. When I tried to continue Bitlocker says that the process is still paused and I can't get it to restart. The HDD is now locked with BitLocker. I have tried
    the commands suggested using the command prompt to disable it but just get an error message about being unable to access the drive. I am on a works pc and don't have admin rights. Is it possible to transfer the USB HDD to another PC and try the disable command
    or will it only work on the pc Bitlocker was started on?
     
    Mackereth, Nov 8, 2023
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