There might be an easy answer for my little predicament. Let's go back to a late 2012 when I decided to fully encrypt my brand new 238GB SSD on my trusty laptop with TC 7.1a. Structure: 1. Encrypted drive: Partition 1 - NTFS - Windows 7 Partition 2 - appeared as RAW (didn't bother creating any filesystem) I assume I then created standard TC Volume out of Partition 2. For last 6 years I've just pressed Auto-Mount, typed another password and entire Partition 2 got mounted. Stuff was flawless until laptop battery died some time ago and with help of a number of accidental power outages my Windows 7 got corrupted. Long story short, I forgot to decrypt the whole drive before applying bootrec /fixmbr and bootrec /fixboot so drive TC Bootloader got swapped with useless win7 one. Didn't think twice and replaced it with...a random TC bootloader I just had nearby becase why not? This is when I thought I could seek help and not just flail around. Good news are, with help of almighty Dantz and a number of similar posts like: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/thr...-no-rescue-disk-recover-data-possible.391127/ I was able to mount both partitions on another machine. As I am using other system environment and the drive is not primary due to bootloader being useless I mounted it without pre-boot auth and what I see is my usual setup! https://imgur.com/wc76WM1 Partition 1 - NTFS - Windows 7 - data accessible and recovered, even though windows 7 is still most likely dead on top of an overwritten drive Bootloader. Partition 2 - RAW Now, usually I'd just mount Partition 2 and be done with it, but seeing that both partitions are already mounted, I think there is no way to mount it for the second time, is it? 1. Is there a way to recover my original TC bootloader for entire drive? If successful, it would allow me to repair/reinstall Win7 and mount Partition 2. Mounting without pre-boot auth prevents it. 2. If above is impossible, is there another way to somehow mount Partition 2 from inside of an encrypted drive with broken bootloader? Bonus: I could clone a Winhex "unencrypted" mounted partitions, are such backups any good? Can I use them to replace encrypted partitions (essentially bypassing drive encryption) or headers and bootloaders will get in the way? Bonus2: Got a working virtual machine. I can try mounting the "decrypted" clones and check if I can mount Partition 2. Anyone tried?