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BitLocker problem

Discussion in 'Software' started by ade1982, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. ade1982

    ade1982 Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

    Hi All,

    Bit of help, as I am banging my head here!

    We've recently had a demand to use BitLocker to encrypt the one server we have. This is the file server, the DC, DHCP, DNS etc.

    Half way through encrypting the OS (Server 2008 R2) C: drive, it threw up an error message:

    This put the BitLocker process into "paused", which if I try to "resume" goes straight back to "paused"

    In the meantime, BitLocker has successfully encrypted the non-OS (D:) drive.

    Now I am not going to run chkdsk /r on a RAID array, as that would be bad, but what I want to know is what will happen if I restart the server with a half-encrypted (but paused) Operating System hard drive? Will it function as normal, or am I going to have problems with it booting up. I really don't have time at the moment to have to repair a server. As long as it boots, I am not too concerned with the OS drive being encrypted anymore.


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