An educational tutorial on how to resolve the issue of bitlocker which may pervert the formatting of a windows os. When windows is unable to boot to start as a result of corrupted files or system malfunction, or what ever.
What is bitlocker?
Bitlocker is a security feature which comes with the windows. The is part of Microsoft security features to prevent unauthorised person from access your pc or laptops hard disk. As long as your pc is lock or turned off.
Bitlocker encrypt your hard disk when your computer or pc is off or lock, and decrypt it after the user account or admin account is signed in.
What is BitLocker used for?
The primary functionality is to encrypt your hard disk. In order for anyone not to get access to the data in the hard disk.
Example, if you pc or laptop is stolen or unauthorised someone is trying to copy the data in your hard disk. The bitlocker security protect and encrypt the hard disk or pc, to prevent access to it data from any of the listed above.
How to know if you have bitlocker feature in your computer?
To know if bitlocker feature is in your pc or computer, open the windows file explorer, click My PC and see if your disk has the key icon on it. If the does it means you bitlocker is active on your pc.
You can also check for it availability in your pc by opening up the control panel, and look for bitlocker drive encryption in the menu.
Why is BitLocker on my computer?
Bitlocker is an enhanced security options to protect intruder for gaining access to the data in the hard disk. This is a choice available to you, which you can choose to use and not, by turning it off and on.
Is BitLocker free with Windows 10?
Bitlocker features is only accessible to windows user with the pro version and enterprise. This apply to windows 10, 8 and 7. Bitlocker security features is not available to windows Home users. But windows home user can still access the feature by upgrading the windows pro version.
How to encrypt your disk with bitlocker
To encrypt your disk, open windows search and type in bitlocker and open it up. You will fine the option to turn it on, if it is not yet turned on. You can also open the control panel toom and locate bitlocker drive encryption in the menu, to turn it on.
How to resolve or turn off bitlocker windows 10, 8 and 7
Note: The decryption time will depend on the amount of data in the hard disk and also the capacity of the hard disk. This process might take a day in order to finish the decryption process.
How to disable bitlocker
Note: It doesn’t matter if the pc/laptop is able to boot into windows or not. it is going to grant you admin privilege if you password is correct, because you account data is stored in the pc/laptop.
Step to disable bitlocker