1.    30 Nov 2015 #1
    Join Date : Nov 2015
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    Windows 10

    Have Bitlocker Prompt for Password on Non-System Drive


    I am running Windows 10 Pro. I am using BitLocker on a non-system drive and not on my system drive. I am not planning on using it on my system drive. I do not have a TPM compatible computer.

    Once I log into Windows, I would like to be prompted for the password to unlock my data drive. I did have this running correctly before I started having problems with my computer and had to do a clean install of Windows 10. I have searched for hours but can't find the article that walked me through how to do this.

    I found a ton of articles that don't fit my situation because I don't want to auto-unlock, use a USB key or encrypt my system drive.

    I would be very grateful if anyone can help me with this.

    Thanks,

    Jason P.
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  2.    01 Dec 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 149
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Jason P View Post
    I am running Windows 10 Pro. I am using BitLocker on a non-system drive and not on my system drive. I am not planning on using it on my system drive. I do not have a TPM compatible computer.

    Once I log into Windows, I would like to be prompted for the password to unlock my data drive. I did have this running correctly before I started having problems with my computer and had to do a clean install of Windows 10. I have searched for hours but can't find the article that walked me through how to do this.

    I found a ton of articles that don't fit my situation because I don't want to auto-unlock, use a USB key or encrypt my system drive.

    I would be very grateful if anyone can help me with this.

    Thanks,

    Jason P.
    This should help: BitLocker - Turn On for Fixed Data Drives in Windows 8
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  3.    01 Dec 2015 #3
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Unfortunately this doesn't meet my needs


    Quote Originally Posted by garydexter View Post
    Thanks so much garydexter for replying! Unfortunately I had already found this article. It only discusses turning encryption on and off and shows how to manually unlock the drive. However, I need to find out how to be prompted on login to unlock the drive without having to do it manually.

    Does anyone know how to do this?
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  4.    01 Dec 2015 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 149
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    As far as I am aware you need to try and access the drive before it prompts for a login.
    That's the "official" way it's supposed to work anyway.
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  5.    02 Jan 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jan 2017
    Posts : 1
    Win 10

    Here is how I was able to get the system to prompt me for the BitLocker password each time I logged on.

    My system has 2 drives one for the OS which is not encrypted with BitLocker and a DATA drive that is fully encrypted with BitLocker. What I wanted was for the system to prompt me for the password each time I booted the system and logged in. Here are the steps that allow this to happen.

    1) Create a file in your Windows\System32 folder called UNLOCK.CMD using notepad with these lines in it
    @echo off & cls
    echo .
    manage-bde.exe -unlock -password D:

    2) Create a Task Scheduler that uses the Trigger "At log on".
    On the General Tab make sure to check "Run wit highest privileges"
    Action "Start a Program"
    Browse to C:\Windows\System32 and select Unlock.CMD

    3) Now Restart your system and a DOS window should popup asking for the password.

    Hope this helps others.
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