Howto recover a HDD that is PGP encrypted? Slave or using recovery cd doesn't work.
I have a SSD drive that was encrypted using PGPWDE 10.2.1.
4 days ago.. the Win 7 OS hung and upon hard reboot.. it will stay in Starting Window screen..try to enter safe mode / last know good config etc.. also will stuck at the same screen..
Went to my help desk.. they took my disk and place it into another Thinkpad machine with PGP installed..with my passphrase.. they were able to see my HDD content. Was too happy then and told them to decrypt the disk without 1st copy out the content..
The decrypting process went on for less then 5 mins and it return errors (not able to capture the error pop up) and my disk dissapear from his PGP desktop. Connect / reconnect, reboot.. all also lead to the same result.
Put back the disk to my own TP (2nd hdd adapter), in windows it will "see" the HDD as not initialised.. will pop-up to initialise the disk. Try to initialise it.. will return time-out error.
Did a google.. and followed someone suggestion.. boot to Windows recovery and try to fix the MBR.. Boot to recovery command prompt.. bootrec /fixmbr... return error, unable to access disk/invalid some thing like that...
Tried PGP recovery CD.. boot up.. press any key to search.. what I get is the screen...
PGP Recovery Disk is searching the disk for PGPWDE installation, please wait... nothing hapens.. after some time... it will get time-out and reboot back to the same screen (press any key to start searching....)
Any idea on how I can recover my data?
Many tks & best regards.