TrueCrypt 7.1a auto-dismounting volume

Discussion in 'encryption problems' started by Harold Robinson, Jan 6, 2015.

  1. Harold Robinson

    Harold Robinson Registered Member

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    Hello,

    I have a laptop hard drive, TrueCrypt was used to fully encrypt the whole disk. Recently after I type in the password, windows will attempt to boot, then then start windows recovery, which shows no hard drive, because its encrypted.

    I removed the hard drive from the laptop and put it into a SATA docking station on a PC that has TrueCrypt 7.1a installed.

    I attempted to mount the volume by selecting the 400GB partition, and selecting Mount With out Pre-boot authentication. I used the password I have used for the past few months.

    I can see the volume mount, then immediately dismount. with a Warning that the Volume was auto-dismounted.

    The exact wording is as follows:

    WARNING: TRUECRYPT volume auto-dismounted
    Before you physically remove or turn off a device containing a mounted volume, you should always dismount the voume in TrueCrypt first.

    Unexpected spontaneous dismount is usually caused by an intermittently failing cable, drive (enclosure) etc.

    I am attempting to mount the volume and recover 5 years worth of data. No there is no backup. What else would you expect ;-)

    I have done some searching on this error and it brought me to this forum. I was thinking of a utility that could possibly correct any errors with in the TrueCrypt volume such as "Chkdsk" but I am not finding any right off hand.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. Harold Robinson

    Harold Robinson Registered Member

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    If you need any more info just let me know.

    Thank you.
     
  3. Harold Robinson

    Harold Robinson Registered Member

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    Any thoughts on this problem?
     
  4. Harold Robinson

    Harold Robinson Registered Member

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    I understand everyone is a volunteer but this request has been open for almost a month with no response. Does this mean no one can help me?
     
  5. zapjb

    zapjb Registered Member

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    I guess Dantz is busy, still vacationing, or after helping hundreds here with TC has retired. I think the Dantz posts should have their own subsection in the encryption problems forum. OP I'd search for Dantz posts in this forum.
     
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