Encrypted 3TB GPT partition, after some time the password incorrect

Discussion in 'encryption problems' started by rid, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. rid

    rid Registered Member

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    Hi everyone,

    A few months ago I purchased 3TB drive by Seagate and then decided to encrypt with TC. I did not want to have 2 partitions so I made on GPT partition. Encryption went smoothly since the drive was empty. There are two volumes: hidden and outer one. Over time I gradually added more and more data and yesterday I could not mount either hidden or outer volume. I am confident the passwords are correct but they are not accepted.
    Steps done already:
    1. Impossible to restore or backup header form the volume – incorrect password
    2. Drive in perfect condition – checked, no bas sectors nor any damage by dropping
    I noticed that the last time I mounted the volume there was about 700 MB free, so I had already used 2tb of space. TC displays following volumes:

    Harddisk 1: 2 TB
    \device\harddisk\partition 1 128MB
    \device\harddisk\partition 2 G: 2.7 TB

    My question is: is it possible to overwrite the headers with data when exceeding the capacity of 2tb?

    The pass for the outer is 5 letter long and I have already typed it in invisible mode.

    Please, help me on this.

    Regards.
     
  2. deBoetie

    deBoetie Registered Member

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    Truecrypt doesn't support GPT, so it is likely what you are seeing is associated with that.

    I'm not sure about recovery, have you backed up the headers?
     
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