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  1. JGreg7 Win User

    Windows 10 - Bitlocker Drive Encryption - how to enter passwords on startup


    I am using Windows 10 Professional on a Microsoft Surface Pro 4. I also use a SD card for additional storage, which I have encrypted with Bitlocker.



    When I start the computer, using either the pin or face recognition, the main drive is automatically accessed, however the SD card drive is not. To access the SD card, I have to go each time to the control panel and drill down several menu levels to a place to add the password. This is a bit tedious to do every time I need to re-start the computer.



    Is there a way to either:


    a. Enter the Bitlocker password with the log-in credentials, or


    b. Create a pop-up prompt for the Bitlocker password?

    :)
     
    JGreg7, Sep 17, 2019
    #1

  2. why doesn't my bitlocker make me type a password?

    Hi,

    I understand that you have issue with Bitlocker password. I will certainly assist you with this.

    Please provide us below details for better assistance,


    • Is your Bitlocker enabled on your system?

    • Have you made any changes on your system before this issue?

    Please follow these steps and check if that helps.

    Method 1: I suggest you to start the BitLocker Device Encryption service.

    Follow the below steps:

    1. Press Windows key + R from the Keyboard.

    2. Type services.msc and hit Enter.

    3. Search for BitLocker Device Encryption service.

    4. Double click on BitLocker Device Encryption service and click on Start button.

    5. Click on the dropdown list and set the Startup type to Automatic.

    If the issue persists then change the password and change the settings on how drive is unlocked at startup.



    Hope it will fix your issue. Please let us know the status of your issue.

    Thank You.
     
    Krishna Priya V, Sep 17, 2019
    #2
  3. Bitlocker drive got currupted

    Hi Rahul,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

    From the description, it appears that you were able to recover the data using third party application. So now, are you trying to encrypt/decrypt the bit locker in Windows 10?

    I suggest you to check the below steps and see if it helps.

    To Encrypt Drive Partition using Bitlocker you need to access BitLocker Encryption Window First. For this,


    • Open
      Cortana Search
      .

    • Type
      BitLocker
      in the search field.

    • And in the search results select
      Manage BitLocker option.

    • BitLocker
      Drive Encryption window pops up on your screen.
    How to Encrypt Drive Partition using Bitlocker

    • By following the above steps, you are into the
      BitLocker Drive Encryption window.

    • Now you can see all the drives of your computer listed on that window.

    • Look for the drive that you want to encrypt and click on
      Turn On BitLocker option of that drive to Encrypt Drive Partition using Bitlocker.

    • Another
      BitLocker Encryption
      window will appear on your screen.

    • Here you will be asked
      How you want to unlock the drive.

    • You have two options,
      password and smart card. I opted for the password method. So click on
      Use a password to unlock this drive.

    • It will ask you to provide a strong
      password.

    • Remember that you will need this password at every stage when you boot
      Windows 10. And also carefully remember the password as with the wrong password you will not be able to use encrypted system correctly.

    • Click
      Next
      after entering and confirming the password.

    • Now you will have to
      back up your recovery key. In future, if you face any difficulty in accessing the encrypted drives then this key will be helpful.

    • Choose the preferred location and click
      Next.

    • In the following window, you have decided that
      how much of a drive you will like to encrypt.

    • Choose the desired option and click
      Next.

    • The next window will ask
      Are you ready to encrypt the drive.

    • Click on Start Encrypting
      option.

    • The process of encryption drive partition is over.

    • Restart your system.

    • You will see that encrypted drive is locked.

    • When you double-click it to open it, you will be asked to provide the
      password.

    • Enter the
      password
      and click Unlock.

    • On the
      Notification Area
      of the Taskbar, a pop-up box will appear showing you the encryption process going on in the background of the desktop.

    • After the completion of the encryption, you will be informed about it.
    Hope it helps.

    Let us know the status of the issue.

    Thanks.
     
    Anil Madishetty, Sep 17, 2019
    #3
  4. Windows 10 - Bitlocker Drive Encryption - how to enter passwords on startup

    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, Sep 17, 2019
    #4
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