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How to Repair/Restore Crashed BitLocker Partition in Windows 10?

Posted on Jan 29, 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 with ease now.

Problem: BitLocker partition crash, how to fix?

"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 partition manager 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

1. Launch EaseUS Partition Master and click Wizard > Partition recovery wizard.
2. Enter Partition recovery wizard and click Next > Select recovery mode: Automatic or Manual > Click Next.
Usually, manual mode is recommended.
3. Select unallocated space where the crushed BitLocker partition was and click Next > Choose complete > Tick listed partitions that are found and click Proceed.

Restore crashed BitLocker Partition.

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 after factory restore

  • 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.