PGP Incompatible With Sandy Bridge Platform
I have read many articles about problems with Sandy Bridge based Macs and PGP not being able to boot.
The problem is actually much greater. If you are a user of PGP and are in the process of purchasing Sandy Bridge computers, buyer beware!!
I have 6 different desktop computers that will not boot once PGP 10.1.2 is installed and begins to encrypt the drive. Even if I let the encryption finish, it will not boot on next boot.
I have tested this on their OEM Windows 7 loads, our XP Corporate Image and Windows 2003.
There are two different boot errors that occur. Each appear after seeing the standard gray screen which is garbled.
Error 1: Initializing Loader with a blinking cursor on a black screen.
Error 2: Loading stage2
PGPWDE disk data are corrupted. Please use PGP recovery disk.
Cannot continue. Press any key to halt the system …
Both happen at boot. I was able to take the hard-drive out of the system and place it in a non-Sandy Bridge machine, and it booted fine. Symantec, we really need your help on this. This is a show-stopper for us rolling out any machines on the Sandy Bridge platform.