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  • Good morning every body,

    I have a big problem with bitlocker encryption in my Seagate Expansion External Drive (500 Gb). I used my HDD in Windows XP Professional to upload data from it, and I opened "PowerQuest Partion Magic 8" to split the HDD knowing that I had a partition encrypted with bitlocker under my windows 8.1 Pro Preview 32bit. Once I lunched Partition Magic 8, a message appeared asking me to fix a problem in my HDD, I clicked "Yes" button (and I was stupid doing this).. error message appeared and I canceled. Now when I plugged my HDD into my PC (Toshiba Satellite A210- 2Gb RAM, AMD Athlon 64X Dual Core Processor TK 57) the partition does not appear in the computer, but it appears in disk management in actual size but without a letter, when I try to assign a letter to it a message appears saying " The operation failed because the disk management console is not up to date etc....".

    I don't know how to solve this, I have a important data I need to recover?

    Sorry for the long message, thank you very much in advance.

    Tuesday, September 10, 2013 8:11 PM


  • Hi,

    I’d like to mention that we cannot split a drive that contain a partition encrypted.

    Try using diskpart to assign a drive letter to the Disk.       

    1. Click Start , type diskpart.
    2. Right-click diskpart in results above, click Run as administrator.
    3. Once diskpart loads type list volume, press enter. notice that we will see the partition that you use for your data, it should not show a drive letter assigned to it.
    4. Type select volume #(Enter the volume number assigned to the partition in question).
    5. Type assign letter Z (replace Z with the letter that you want to assign to it).
    6. When look in Computer, we should be able to see the partition.

    Then we can try the BitLocker Repair Tool to recover the damaged driver.

    How to Use BitLocker Repair Tool to Recover a Drive in Windows 7 and Windows 8

    Note: 1.Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    Hope this helps,

    Ada Liu

    • Edited by v-Ada Thursday, September 12, 2013 2:29 AM
    • Marked as answer by Cloud_TSModerator Monday, September 23, 2013 12:24 PM
    Thursday, September 12, 2013 2:29 AM