EFS fails RRS feed

  • Question

  • Since Bitlocker wouldn't work for me (older BIOS), I tried to use EFS.

    First time EFS encryption on this machine.

    Fails with error: 'provider could not perform the action since the context was acquired as silent'.

    Any ideas?

    Tuesday, February 13, 2007 1:01 PM

All replies

  • Is this computer part of a domain ?
    Tuesday, February 13, 2007 10:59 PM
  • nope.

    Possibly related is that Backup Files also fails with an error about Shadow Copy not working because of some system error.

    Wednesday, February 14, 2007 9:40 PM
  • Backup has started to work correctly.

    However this EFS error remains.

    Any ideas?

    I did an upgrade to XP SP2.

    I wonder if I should have done a clean install.

    Friday, February 16, 2007 12:15 AM