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Bios Config Utility can´t decrypt password file!

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I have a quite serious problem with the HP BIOS CONFIG UTILITY.


We use it to prepare our notebooks for a Bitlocker rollout and on some HP notebooks the setting of the BIOS password and the following configuration via a paramter file will fail.


Here´s the error message, produced by the latest HP BIOS CONFIGURATION UTILITY:


ERROR:  <ERROR msg="Unable to decrypt password file: c:\test\aupassword.bin" />
Error during CryptAcquireContext. LastError = 0x        <ERROR msg="BCU return v
alue" real="10" translated="10" />



...the error code 0x80090345 seems important, but I have no clue where to search and whom to blame... 🙂


Somehow the decryption of the password file fails. Needless to say that exactly this password file works on a the majority of our clients, but we have about 10% where it will fail.

BTW: If I try to create a new password file for testing with  HPQPSWD.EXE, this will fail also on the affected machines.

As said - 90% working, 10% not at all...


Do you guys have any helpful ideas, hints - ideally a solution?


Thanks in advance,


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I have same problem here.

I can recreate passwordfile all i want problem remains



Unable to decrypt password file.

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Any solution?


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