BitLocker ?

fredharvey

New Member
Hi , Can someone please explain how to use this program ? I try it once on my drive and it created another smaill drive . why ? Even though now I reformated my computer back to original way it was before this . I am now curious as to what this program does and how to use it ?

Thank you
 

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fredharvey

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I have a faint idea as to what it is but I am not sure really how its use . When I did try it I got this report afterward below . I am not sure what to do here or better yet what is TPM ?

A TPM was not found . A TPM is required to turn on BitLocker . If your computer has a TPM , then contact the computer manufacturer for Bitlocker-compatible BIOS

And all my Volumes are set on Off

Thanks
 

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sidney1st

Member
Vista Guru
A TPM is a microchip providing basic security-related functions. The TPM is usually installed on the motherboard of a machine, and communicates with the system using a hardware bus.
So check your BIOS if it is compatible with TPM. I know that Bitlocker can eventually work without TPM but i do not remember exactly how to configure the drives to make it work :)
 

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fredharvey

New Member
Hi, I don't believe my board does , though i am looking into booting from a usb flash stick and taken it maybe that route , If it does then I will need to learn how its done . I know my board bios screen show removeable dev. As to what really that does I am now looking at the manufacturer for the answer . So i'm crossing my fingers lol .
 

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rive0108

Vista Guru
Gold Member
I have a faint idea as to what it is but I am not sure really how its use . When I did try it I got this report afterward below . I am not sure what to do here or better yet what is TPM ?

A TPM was not found . A TPM is required to turn on BitLocker . If your computer has a TPM , then contact the computer manufacturer for Bitlocker-compatible BIOS

And all my Volumes are set on Off

Thanks
Walkthrough on how to install bitlocker with usb key(without TPM):
How To Enable Vista's Bitlocker Encryption without a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip | eHow.com

Walkthrough on How to remove bitlocker and repair boot manager( if it wont encrypt drive, or you decide you no longer want it):
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/163316-how-remove-bitlocker-repair-boot-manager.html
 

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System One

  • CPU
    T7600G Core2Duo 2.66 Ghz
    Motherboard
    Intel 945PM + ICH7 Chipset
    Memory
    4GB DDR2 PC2-5300 667MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Mobility Radeon x1900 256MB
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    WUXGA 17"
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1200
    Hard Drives
    640GB 7200RPM SATA/RAID 0 (2x320GB)
    and 320GB 7200RPM External
    Mouse
    Wireless Microsoft 3000
    Internet Speed
    10 mbps/2 mbps
    Other Info
    Optical Drive:
    Panasonic UJ-220 DL BD-RE (Blu-Ray)
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