I went to the alternate options. Be sure to replace X with the actual hard drive letter. But the drive is locked. Last week, I mentioned Bitlocker in the post on. Step 3: With the Shift key pressed, tap Restart. Solution 2: Use one computer to do Surface Bitlocker recovery Step 1: Remove the hard drive from Surface Pro and connect it to one Windows computer as an external drive. We've tried the onscreen and attachable keyboard.
All the normal services run. Surely there is a way to remedy this?? Have you tried suspending bitlocker from the recovery console or does it ask for the owner pass? And there are 2 different editions of Windows Login Recovery for your choice according to your actual password. As soon as the Surface logo appears, release the Volume-Down button. Since our team encompasses many more roles than Premier Field Engineers these days, we felt it was also time we reflected that initial expansion. When I turn it on a red screen with surface comes up then to blue bitlocker screen when I hit escape it takes me to another screen telling me to hit the windows button for more options but nothing happens. To create a recovery drive, you will need to download recovery image for your from the Microsoft Support website. Somehow, it just doesn't start.
Posted on Apr 01, 2018 Lengthy discussion of this on the internet gave a slight possiblity that a key is saved. Aug 31, 2017 Since the release of the latest Surface revs, problems are continuing to be reported where the Surface will boot into a screen that requests the BitLocker Recovery Key before it can continue. The Win10 files can be downloaded from Microsoft for free and as long as you have a Win7 or 8 license it will activate. At worse, it adds a second or two. This result can be caused by a wide range of things such as corrupted drivers or Windows Updates not able to install successfully.
All I know is this is a major pain and I am determined to do as much as possible to avoid restoring to factory settings and losing my sisters pictures. It is possible to do this with Bitlocker. My boss played with one for a few days and has since forgotten what password he used to set it up. Luckily I got distracted with something else and left it plugged in. That was my bad suggestion in that thread. You can then resume the install procedure normally to repartition and format the drive.
Step 1: Download Windows Login Recovery and install in a computer. Simple really; we are looking to expand our team internally in order to provide you even more great content, as well as take on a more proactive role in the future with our readers more to come on that later! Decrypt BitLocker Using Command Prompt Command Prompt is useful when it comes to decrypting or resetting Windows password. Debbie- I would sign into your Microsoft account and check the BitLocker Recovery Keys page to see if your bitlocker recovery key is listed there. The BitLocker Recovery Key is intended to add an additional level of security, ensuring that only the authorized owner of the Surface can unlock the device and restore access. Really annoying when Microsoft and other tech companies write things like this. Surface Pro keeps asking you for BitLocker recovery key at startup? You cannot access anything over the network without valid credentials.
If you are certain that you would like to restore all the factory settings, press Yes left softkey. Unsure if that is the same anonymous person or not. I found my recovery key by searching microsoft support for 'bitlocker recovery key'. Your hard drive is now better protected from nefarious people who might want to access it. Now I am not computer illiterate, but am by no means close to a programmer and have no clue why this happened or what to do. By default, the serial number was printed on the back of your tablet.
Its hard to provide steps that are a sure fire method without knowing what has happened to your system in the past. Switch to the right side, scroll and locate the Device encryption option. When your Surface goes into recovery mode, it could be due to a number of issues. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 on this site the. Select the Surface device and type your Surface's serial number. This result can be caused by a wide range of things such as corrupted drivers or Windows Updates not able to install successfully.
Help would be so appreciated. This issue was also reported with the first revision of Surface devices, however, it was not as widely reported as it is now. Is this true for Bitlocker? Step 6: M3 Data Recovery is scanning lost data from Bitlocker encrypted drive. Here I introduce you another effective way to regain access to computer if you forgot Windows 7 password. We get to the sign-in screen and it won't accept his current Microsoft account password. My question about BitLocker is: can the key be stored somewhere to make it more convenient to use? Unsure if that is the same anonymous person or not.