01-25-2015 03:51 PM
I had a similar issue resolved:
Had bitlocker enabled for several months, then decided to see what HP security monitor was. Upon activating it it setup its own encrption which allowed login after reboot but in trying to enter bitlocker's pin only received "incorrect pin". After much frustrating hours researching, being told by HP that it was impossible to recover, I decided to play around a little more in command line (power up, press escape key continually and then F11 when possible, go into advanced options, and open command line). What finally fixed it for me was:
X:\windows\system32> Bootrec.exe /fixmbr
X:\windows\system32> Bootrec.exe /fixboot
X:\windows\system32> Bootrec.exe /rebuildbcd
X:\windows\system32> Bootrec.exe /scanos
(found 0 os so then tried)
X:\windows\system32> Bootsect.exe /nt60 all /force
After this I shut it down, started it up and it bypassed the HP login and went to bitlocker’s login. After logging in it let me into Windows, so now I am working to disable and eradicate HP’s security suite… =P
Hopefully this will work for you too regardless of the primary encryption protocol that is in place...
01-28-2015 11:11 PM
I had a similar issue.
Bootsect.exe /nt60 all /force
I 'm getting:
Could not open the volume root directory:
Of course, because hard drive is encrypted and i can't bypass TMP - there is no option for typing a TMP password.
So this does not help, and I see no other option than to wipe the disk 😕
03-31-2015 09:53 PM
Holy cow guys.. I was just searching how to clone an HP encrypted drive on a new zbook and came across this thread. After reading this stuff, it makes me want to remove my the HP encryption from my drive now, since i've just had the zbook a few days.
Is the encryption that problematic?
04-01-2015 01:36 AM - edited 04-01-2015 07:37 AM
As i wrote above.
There is no way to decrypt the drive (drive with mentioned problem). You must wipe HDD, etc.
MichelleST > Yes, it is.
Our way is now W8 Pro > Bitlocker. You can read damaged drive in other "Bitlocker ready" computer (after typing password). So, there is no problem.
HBMatrix > Yep, Windows installer isn't best tool for wiping HDD
04-04-2015 03:49 AM
Michelle> Drive encryption from HP is "separate" utility/function, called "HP Drive Encryption Software". You can use another drive encryption utility (no install/use HP Drive Encryption). And in Windows environment you can use functions of HP Client Security Manager, like fingerprint.