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How to Repair/Restore Crashed BitLocker Partition in Windows 10

Updated on Dec 07, 2018 by Brithny to Partition Master

BitLocker partition crashes after factory resetting Windows 10? Cannot find a way to access crashed BitLocker partition data? Effective methods are available here for you to repair crashed BitLocker partition and restore lost data.

Problem: BitLocker partition crash

"I’m new to Windows 10 and I tried to set Windows 10 to factory setting recently that it failed to boot after updating to a new version. After the factory restores process, I tried to turn on BitLocker partition, but it refuses to respond. I cannot use the encryption feature in the BitLocker partition. How to fix the problem?"

"The BitLocker partition fails to respond and I cannot encrypt it again with the password. What about the data inside the partition? How can I access the partition? Can I fix or repair the BitLocker partition? How?"

Due to system error or system crash issue, BitLocker partition may also fail to work by improper operation etc. So how to fix the problem in Windows 10 or other systems? Here below, we’ll offer you a professional solution to repair and restore BitLocker partition after factory restores or system crash issues without losing any data now.

Method 1. Restore crushed BitLocker partition with software

Professional partition manager software - EaseUS Partition Master makes it simple and easy for users to restore lost partition due to deletion, formatting, virus attacking or other reasons. You may free download this software and let it help you restore the whole crushed BitLocker partition and all data with ease now:

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 Windows 10 is supported


Step 1: Launch EaseUS Partition Master on PC

Click on "Partition Recovery" at the top of the main window.

Run EaseUS Partition Master for partition recovery

Step 2: Select a hard disk to search for the lost partition(s)

Choose the hard drive disk or SSD where you lost partitions, and click "Scan".

Run EaseUS Partition Master for partition recovery

Step 3: Wait for the scanning process to complete.

This program will scan the whole disk with two modes - "Quick Scan" and "Deep Scan" to find all lost partitions and data for you.

  • Quick Scan will find your latest or recently deleted partition at a fast speed.
  • Deep Scan will scan and find more and earlier deleted partitions. 
  • If the Quick Scan doesn't find your lost partition, wait patiently till the Deep Scan completes.
Scan lost partitions

During or after the scan, you can double-click the partition marked as "Deleted" to check and view the partition content. If it contains your lost partition data, go to Step 4 and continue. 

Check lost partition contents

Step 4: Select and recover lost partitions

1. Select the lost partition, marked as "Deleted" with previous Labels, capacity etc, and click "Proceed" to continue.
2. Click "Recover Now" to confirm and restore the lost partition.

Scan lost partitions

3. Click the "Execute Operation" button and click "Apply" to restore lost partition.

Scan lost partitions

After this, the crushed BitLocker partition will be fully restored and all data will also be recovered together with the partition.

Method 2. Run DISM tool to fix BitLocker partition crash issue

1. Press Windows key + X, and click on "Command Prompt" (Admin). If prompted for an administrative password, kindly provide the password.
2. Type Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth and click "Enter".
3. Type Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth and click "Enter". 
4. Type Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth and click "Enter".

Method 3. Run Automatic Repair to repair crashed BitLocker partition 

  • Restart PC and keep pressing Boot menu option key when manufacturer logo shows up.
  • Enter boot menu and change the boot option to CD/DVD ROM.
  • Boot computer with Windows 10/8 DVD or system repair disk, press any key when Press any key to boot from CD/DVD message appears.
  • Select the correct time and Keyboard type.
  • Click "Repair your computer" in the lower left corner and tap "Troubleshooting", "advanced option" and then click "Automatic repair".