PGP Encryption/Decryption Laptops with Recovery Partition
So we have tested PGP WDE on a Windows 7 Desktop and we had no issues with it encrypting/decrypting (about 4 hours for each). We installed it on a Windows XP laptop (IBM Thinkpad T400) running XP and SP3 and we have had nothing but issues. First we encrypted the entire disk and we got the press F11 to enter recovery console. So we had to decrypt the entire disk which took about 50 hours (site says 4 hours). The fix for that was to only encrypt the O/S Partition, which we did. Then we booted up and got the blinking cursor error. The "fix", per PGP, for this one was to delete the recovery partition entirely from the laptop HDD which doesn't seem like a feasible suggestion, but i digress. Now I am an decryption via recovery CD again and here we are 18+ hours into it and it still has about 47% remaining to decrypt.
I am testing a Windows 7 x64 bit Thinkpad Edge with a recovery partition to see if it is mabye a difference in the age of the laptop, or possibly Windows 7 vs Windows XP.
Anyone who has anything encouraging to add/advise would be much appreciated.