Hi I have decided its easier and more to secure to encrypt my whole system rather than attempt to stop/clean all the possible leaks that a windows system oozes. To me truecrypt FDE was a no brainer so I thats what I did, Im running a hp laptop and when encryption finished I rebooted and nothing....my machine would not boot, I could not enter bios to change boot options nothing. I remedied this by swapping out the HDD into a spare system and spent 36 hours decrypting 500G In the TC full system encryption wizard I opted for full drive encryption including the host area, thinking this is where I had gone wrong I repeated the process again only this time I choose not to encrypt the host area, another night of encryption later and same thing wouldnt boot by any means or media on its own. After much googling (well startpaging) the issue seems to be the Insyde BIOS which wants to access the encrypted drive, which is.... er well encrypted hence the hang. I am now weighing up my options, do I just encrypting the windows partition ? how secure is this ? and will this also cause boot failure ? what other options are they for truecrypt equivalent FDE ? could they also cause boot failure ? I have read that bitlocker will work well on my paticular system but I dont want to have to use a proprietary client if at all possible.