Bitlocker does not require my password after updating windows 10 version 1903 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Could someone please tell me how to fix this problem. It says my drive is encrypted by bitlocker, but no longer requires my password.

    Thank you very much!

    Friday, June 14, 2019 12:25 PM

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  • That's the default.

    If you install windows clean (is that what you did, or did you do an inplace upgrade?), and you bitlock the device, it will not ask for a password but instead use the TPM chip. That is quite secure although not protective against all attack scenarios.

    You may at any time add a preboot authentication PIN. See

    Friday, June 14, 2019 12:30 PM
  • inplace upgrade. 
    Friday, June 14, 2019 12:32 PM
  • Ok, that is abnormal.

    Please rightclick cmd.exe and launch this command:

    manage-bde -status

    now share the output.

    Friday, June 14, 2019 12:33 PM
  • I also worry if my laptop is stolen, then the layer of security (password for bitlocker) is not present.
    Friday, June 14, 2019 12:34 PM
  •  i probably not following your instructions correctly. I went to command prompt and typed in manage-bde -status and it is not recognized.

    Friday, June 14, 2019 12:41 PM
  • Then you mistyped the command. Please verify that the hypen "-" is really a hyphen or minus.

    Sometimes when we copy from websites, the website has changed a hyphen into something else (looks a little longer). Else, double check the spelling.

    Friday, June 14, 2019 12:43 PM
  • bitlocker says protection was suspended. When I try to resume protection it is giving me this: Wizard Initialization failed. An internal error was detected.
    Friday, June 14, 2019 12:44 PM
  • So what about the command?
    Friday, June 14, 2019 12:45 PM
  • I am new to this forum, and when I copy over the image to share I get an error message saying I cannot share until verified?

    Friday, June 14, 2019 1:01 PM
  • That is correct, someone of the mods (or some automated process) will eventually verify you.

    Please use the left mouse button to select the content inside the command prompt and then use CTRL-C and paste it here with CRTL-V

    Friday, June 14, 2019 1:03 PM
  • Is there a way for me to get around this?

    Friday, June 14, 2019 1:04 PM

  • (c) 2019 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>manage-bde -status
    BitLocker Drive Encryption: Configuration Tool version 10.0.18362
    Copyright (C) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    Disk volumes that can be protected with
    BitLocker Drive Encryption:
    Volume C: [OS]
    [OS Volume]

        Size:                 475.84 GB
        BitLocker Version:    2.0
        Conversion Status:    Fully Encrypted
        Percentage Encrypted: 100.0%
        Encryption Method:    XTS-AES 128
        Protection Status:    Protection Off
        Lock Status:          Unlocked
        Identification Field: Unknown
        Key Protectors:
            TPM And PIN
            Numerical Password


    Friday, June 14, 2019 1:22 PM
  • Ok, on that command prompt, please launch

    manage-bde -protectors -enable c:

    Friday, June 14, 2019 1:23 PM
  • is there a space between bde and - and then another between protectors and -?

    Friday, June 14, 2019 1:30 PM
  • Copy the command like seen here and paste it into your cmd - it couldn't be easier.

    Yes, there is one blank each.

    Friday, June 14, 2019 1:32 PM
  • Error message appears (code 0x80290107)
    Friday, June 14, 2019 1:35 PM
  • I've typed and copied direct. Same error message.

    Friday, June 14, 2019 1:38 PM
  • ERROR: An error occurred (code 0x80290107):
    An internal error was detected.
    Friday, June 14, 2019 1:39 PM
  • Hm. Something is broken. What I would do: try to decrypt and then re-encrypt.

    If that fails as well, create a system image and restore it. The restored data will be unencrypted and you can possibly re-encrypt, then.

    Friday, June 14, 2019 1:40 PM
  • not sure how to decrypt. There is an option to turn off bitblocker. Is that what you're referring to?

    Friday, June 14, 2019 1:49 PM
  • I see now. That option will decrypt. I will try that.
    Friday, June 14, 2019 1:51 PM
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    • Proposed as answer by hurry yang Tuesday, June 25, 2019 1:16 AM
    Tuesday, June 18, 2019 6:55 AM
  • Hi,
    How things are going there on this issue?

    Please let me know if you would like further assistance.

    Best regards,


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    Thursday, June 20, 2019 1:25 AM
  • Hi,

    Is there anything else I can do to help you on this issue?

    Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

    Best regards,


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    Sunday, June 23, 2019 12:54 PM
  • Hurry, how would that comment answer this thread? If you had followed the conversation, you would have see that it does not.
    Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:59 AM