BUG REPORT: PGP BootGuard Hangs with Message "verifying..." when Using a Token on USB 3.0/xHCI compliant Port

Article:TECH193115  |  Created: 2012-07-17  |  Updated: 2012-07-23  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH193115
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Technical Solution


When trying to authenticate with a token on the USB port, PGP BootGuard gets stuck with a message "verifying..." (verifying the password) and then does not continue loading the operating system.


Notebooks having USB Ports that comply with the USB 3.0 or xHCI-Standard, e.g. various Dell Latitude models.


USB 3.0/xHCI is not yet supported by PGP Bootguard (as stated in the Release notes of current date - see related article).


Symantec Corporation is committed to product quality and satisfied customers. This issue is currently being considered by Symantec Corporation to be addressed in a forthcoming version or Maintenance Pack of the product. Please be sure to refer back to this document periodically as any changes to the status of the issue will be reflected here.

The following is a known temporary workaround for the issue:

  1. Encrypt the HDD with a user that can authenticate without Token, but with Passphrase. So a use of the internal Keyboard is sufficient.
  2. Use a USB-Port for the Token that is not compliant to USB 3.0, xHCI-Standard.

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