Installing Windows 7 corrupted 2nd disk encrypted with TrueCrypt

Discussion in 'encryption problems' started by 2muchacid, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. 2muchacid

    2muchacid Registered Member

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    Hi

    In my laptop I have windows installed in a drive, and I have two other bigger disk drives that I use to save my data. Those were encrypted with TC.

    I did a fresh install of Windows 7 and after booting I noticed that one of those two data drives had a drive letter assigned. I tried to mount them with TC and I couldn't mount that one, it says "already in use".

    If I mount it in Windows Disk Manager, I can browse it like a normal drive. I noticed that it has some boot manager files from Windows.

    Seems like the Windows 7 installer corrupted that drive by installing the boot files there
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    What can I do?
    I already tried to recover header and mount with different options but TC always says "already in use" and I can't do anything.

    Thanks!
     
  2. 2muchacid

    2muchacid Registered Member

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    UPDATE: I think I managed to recover the "header". I can now mount the encrypted partition. If I enter the correct password it mounts, if I enter another it says the password is wrong.

    The problem now is that when I mount the encrypted partition it doesn't get mounted in Windows. It assigns a drive letter but I can't access it, Windows asks me to format the disk.

    What should I do now?

    I'm now running testdisk with the volume mounted, hope it can fix anything.
     
  3. warrenkc

    warrenkc Registered Member

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    I also have the same exact issue. Any updates on how to fix this?
     
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