On Mon, 14 Jan 2008 16:27:01 -0800, mchjr01 wrote:
> My desktop is configured with a 160GB hard drive partitioned with C (60GB)
> which is my system parition where Vista is installed and Dirve D where all my
> files nd documents are save. In addition I have a second physical hard drive
> (250GB) installed in the the same box. In addition my desktop is equpped with
> a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) which has been turned on and activated.
> When I try to install or activate BLE (Bit-Locker Encryption) I am getting a
> message telling me that my hard drive is partitioned properly. Checking the
> how to and instructions within Vista, the only requirement is a C system
> partition - which the BLE will encrypt and another decrypted partition akso
> with a TPM to avoid using a Flash Drive (USB).
> With the above configuration of my desktop, what else am I missing? Also
> when I got BLE activatd, can I encrypt my D drive and the 2nd physical hard
> drive in my machine.
You're not reading the help files correctly. BDE (Bitlocker Drive
Encryption, not BLE) requires a minimum 1.5 GB system partition that is
marked as active and not what you state above. Since you're running Windows
Ultimate, make sure that you've downloaded the optional Windows Ultimate
Extras from Windows Update. One of those extras is a tool that will
automatically repartition your drive to properly support BDE. The tool is
non-destructive but make sure you've got a good backup first.
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