Bitlocker ERROR: An error occurred (code 0x80290107): Windows 10 Pro RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello everyone,

    I am trying to enable bitlocker with startup pin. I am getting and error every time I try to enable it. Does anyone know how to resolve this?

    Thank you for your time.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>manage-bde -protectors -add c: -TPMAndPIN
    BitLocker Drive Encryption: Configuration Tool version 10.0.14393
    Copyright (C) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    Type the PIN to use to protect the volume:
    Confirm the PIN by typing it again:
    Key Protectors Added:

    ERROR: An error occurred (code 0x80290107):
    An internal error was detected.

    Friday, October 14, 2016 12:28 AM


All replies

  • Use the GUI to turn on bitlocker. Afterwards, retry your command after you delete the TPM protector:

    manage-bde -protectors -delete c: -type tpm

    manage-bde -protectors -add c: -TPMAndPIN

    Friday, October 14, 2016 8:02 AM
  • I recently saw this same error, when trying to add TPMandPin protector to OS drive on Win2012 using PowerShell

    Hardware : Dell 730XD

    OS : Windows 2012 R2

    root Cause - the TPM Advanced settings in BIOS was set to SHA256, not SHA1, took me a while to find this out, so thought I would share in case anyone else stumbles on this forum :)

    Helpful page from Dell site that explains the above

    Happy encrypting everyone

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017 11:25 AM