This project has moved and is read-only. For the latest updates, please go here.

After encryption my HP laptop launched Start-up Repair!


I have an HP Pavilion that an insurance agent required be encrypted. After installing VeraCrypt 1.18a and encrypting the system drive the laptop goes into "Preparing Automatic Repair" upon booting. It finishes after a few minutes and says that it cannot repair. The only way I can get Windows to boot is to go into "Boot Device Option" <F9>, then select "Boot from EFI file" > and chose the only file offered:
After entering on this file I select <EFI> and get a list: <Microsoft><Boot><HP><VeraCrypt>
I select <VeraCrypt> then select DcsBoot.efi The laptop then asks for the VeraCrypt password. I enter it and the laptop boots normally into Windows. I have to do this EVERY time I start the laptop. The specs are below:

HP Pavilion 17, AMD A8-4500, 4GB RAM, 750GB HDD
BIOS: InsydeH20 Rev.3.7 Version F37

Secure boot was turned off and Legacy support was also disabled before installing VeraCrypt. I have attached a jpg of my Disk Managment layout if this will help.

Any ideas on how I can get this to work correctly?

file attachments


Square1John wrote Sep 1, 2016 at 10:36 AM

Sorry, forgot..... OS is Windows 10 Home 64-bit.

Since I posted yesterday, I have de-crypted the partition until someone can help me figure out why this happened.

welgar wrote Sep 3, 2016 at 8:56 AM

I have the same problem with my HP Pavilion 15.

welgar wrote Sep 23, 2016 at 9:42 AM

Just an reminder that the problem is still unresolved. Booting the computer with system drive encrypted, I always get an auto repair screen, which then fails and I have to use "Other options", F9 and manually select VeryCrypt UEFI boot file. Hibernation also stopped working, so turning on the computer now takes at least 20 minutes. I've checked and re-checked BIOS settings, removed the recovery disk and disabled the recovery utility, but with no effect.

HP Pavilion 15, Intel Core i5, BIOS Insyde F.43, Windows 10 64-bit.

Any suggestions?

JamesPruit wrote Oct 24, 2016 at 1:15 PM

I am having the exact same issue with a HP. Was there ever a fix discussed? Thanks.