bitlocker won't encrypt one of my drives


  1. Posts : 5
    Windows 10
       #1

    bitlocker won't encrypt one of my drives


    bitlocker will not encrypt my d drive
    I have no idea why this is
    but I want all of my droves encrypted

    I have tried formatting the drive with a windows installation usb because I thought that my screw up earlier was the cause of it
    (I accidently installed windows to my d drive, turned out the bootloader for my current windows was on there for some reason and I formatted it and reinstalled windows on the correct drive)

    I have no idea why bitlocker will not work on it, anyone know how to fix this?
    I have left a screenshot of the disk management tool and the bitlocker window
    the one highlighted and circled is the one that's causing me the problem
    and yes i am running windows 10 pro

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  2. Samuria's Avatar
    Posts : 6,028
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       #2

    I can't see very well on phone but it looks as if d is the active boot partition did you remove all other drives when you installed?
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  3. Posts : 810
    Win10
       #3

    Bitlocker requires an unencrypted System partition. Normally the wizard will automatically create one but I guess it's getting confused because your Boot and System partitions are on different drives.

    It sounds like you are doing a clean install anyway so why not consolidate your Boot and System partitions on the same drive?
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  4. Posts : 5
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    PolarNettles said:
    Bitlocker requires an unencrypted System partition. Normally the wizard will automatically create one but I guess it's getting confused because your Boot and System partitions are on different drives.

    It sounds like you are doing a clean install anyway so why not consolidate your Boot and System partitions on the same drive?
    I accidnetly installed it to my secondary drive when i reinstalled windows, i went back and installed it on my primary drive, i thought it was suppose to create my system drive on my c drive
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  5. Posts : 810
    Win10
       #5

    So is there a Windows installation on both drives? It's not clear to me what you want to have on both of the drives.

    If you just want a single Windows installation then, as Samuria said, it's simpler to just remove all other hard drives when you're installing Windows. Then plug in the other drives once Setup is finished.
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  6. Stitch194's Avatar
    Posts : 430
    Windows 10 Pro
       #6

    Re formatting D (if Windows will allow you) and encrypt with Bit Locker should work fine.
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