Cannot encrypt system patition

Topics: Technical Issues
Aug 29, 2015 at 6:02 AM
Edited Aug 29, 2015 at 6:04 AM
Hello,

Win 7 64bit. Unistalled TC boot encryption (decrypted my drive and removed TC loader). Attempted to encrypt entire disk using VC. Default options. After installing VC loader and booting, I am able to enter the password successfully, laptop boots fine, etc. However, when I log into Windows I am given a message that this pre-test has failed and I need to try again or unistall VC loader. Is there any log created during that time - there is really no info given on why the test has failed. The message just suggests to use AES, but this is what I did in the first place. Re-applied TC boot encryption and it worked fine. Any idea?
Aug 29, 2015 at 3:16 PM
After you decrypted your system OS with TrueCrypt and the bootloader is removed, the only idea I have is to have you run the utility Mounir created on the C drive and post the results in the hopes that Mounir sees something in the output that indicates a problem.

GetDriveExtendedInfo

https://sourceforge.net/p/veracrypt/discussion/technical/thread/a0b86a6e/#d3a6
Sep 5, 2015 at 6:58 AM
Sorry for a delay - have been travelling.

Here is a what I got from GDEI. My disk is SCSI\DiskSanDisk_SDSSDP128G______2.0.

Get drive technical information
Copyright Mounir IDRASSI (mounir@idrix.fr) 2015

Disk Free Space = 0000041340178432 Bytes
Disk Total Size = 0000128033574912 Bytes

Disk Number = 0 ("\Device\Harddisk0")
Drive Serial = 125112401014
Logical sector size = 512
Physical sector size = 512
Byte offset for alignment = 0

Partition Number = 1 ("\Device\Harddisk0\Partition1")
Partition Offset = 0000000001048576
Partition Length = 0000128033577984
Partition Style = MBR
Partition Type = IFS
Partition Bootable = TRUE
Partition Recognized = TRUE
Partition Hidden Sectors = 1061355138320384

Sep 6, 2015 at 2:48 PM
RESOLVED. Not sure what happened. Unistalled TC again, removed TC from a list of my programs, ran chkdsk twice and installed VC - preboot test went OK so now my drive is encrypted fine. Thanks.