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  • "BitLocker Drive Encryption failed to recover from an abruptly terminated conversion. This could be due to either all conversion logs being corrupted or media being write-protected." I am receiving this message after typing my bit-locker password correctly on my external drive. I have tried to use the computer on which I encrypted my drive for the first time.

    While encryption I lost power source of my computer when the encryption was in progress. How do I recover my drive without losing any of my data?

    Friday, June 19, 2020 9:58 AM

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  • Hi Shaunchy, 

    Any error messages recorded in Event viewer\Windows logs\system?

    If Bitlocker lost power source during encryption or decryption, it will resume encryption or decryption after power source is available. So I suspect the issue is not related with your power issue, it would be more related with hardware failure. 

    We could try to repair Bitlocker through repair-bde command line as administrator. For details, we recommend to refer Scenario 16: Using the BitLocker Repair Tool to Recover a Drive

    If it is not able to repair Bitlocker with this command tool, it would possible with hardware failure and would not possible to get your data through it. 

    Bests, 


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    • Proposed as answer by Joy-Qiao Friday, June 26, 2020 7:37 AM
    Monday, June 22, 2020 2:45 AM
  • Hi Shaunchy

    Any update?

    If any reply is useful for you, please mark it as answer.

    Bests, 


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    • Edited by Joy-Qiao Friday, June 26, 2020 7:38 AM
    Friday, June 26, 2020 7:37 AM