Hi I just recently finished encrypting the hidden os on my second partition (155 gb) and was supposed to install windows 7 on my decoy system, which was the original C drive (129 gb). But I have miserably failed to install windows 7 with the error 0x80070241 each time. Since my laptop has no cd drive I had to mount the windows 7 iso with virtual devices and I also tried using a usb bootable but no success same error. Now I am stuck in my hidden os system and can't find a way to access the C drive, and I can't decrypt the hidden os or format the drive so what can I do to at least remove the hidden system and try again, or find a way to install windows 7 on the decoy partition? I also have no rescue disk, but I have the password to the hidden os and can access it. My laptop info is the following :- Windows 7 SP 1 2009 64 bit Home Premium ( I used the X17-58997 and downloaded it twice) Any suggestions to solve this issue would be greatly appreciated, I've already spent 3 days learning how to encrypt correctly and now that this has happened I don't know what to do exactly, I guess getting an external hard drive would be one of the next steps?