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Windows won't boot after encrypting harddrive

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Hello, I tried doing a full system encryption on my computer, it took a few attempts to pass the test as I had to disable the secure boot, and after that w as able to encrypt the hard drive. After I shut the computer down and restarted it it went into Windows diagnostic repair. Where in the test a underscore appeared above the MSI logo to enter my password nothing showed up. I tried to use the USB Rescue, and changed the boot order to boot off the USB first but nothing changed. When I start the computer and spam the del key to get into bios I will see the underscore on the msi logo for a split second before entering bios. Right now I can't enter my password and on start up just see the standard start up screen.

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CBJ023 wrote Sep 1, 2016 at 4:38 AM

Ok managed to get the USB Rescue to work by launching through the windows diagnostic, and hit decrypt OS. It said 207mins remaining after entering my password and beginning, which made sense as thas about how long it took to encrypt, but after about 45mins it started continually slowing down. Now it says 131kb/s 49,000 minutes remaining. If it doesn't speed up shold I shut the computer down and try again? I'm thinking of giving it 12hrs, it's at 34% decrypted so far.

CBJ023 wrote Sep 1, 2016 at 9:31 PM

Managed to decrypt it but still can't get in to Windows, when I get the normal Veracrypt boot to appear by launching it from the windows diagnostic it always says my password is wrong, as well as when I try to use the boot from the rescue disk. I've tried caps lock on/off number lock on/off still wrong password everytime. It said wrong password for the decrypt but still starting decrypting. Also can't reset my computer as its says it's locked

Enigma2Illusion wrote Sep 1, 2016 at 11:30 PM

Since you decrypted the system drive, you need to bypass the VeraCrypt bootloader by pressing the ESC key.

CBJ023 wrote Sep 1, 2016 at 11:39 PM

I tried to, I removed the boot loader, and the USB and tried to boot straight to windows but still went into Attempting repairs.