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Windows 7 Recovery with Endpoint Encryption Recovery CD

Created: 07 Sep 2010 • Updated: 28 Oct 2010 | 3 comments
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I am new to Endpoint Encryption. I have a laptop with full system encryption that is coming up with a boot sector problem. This is a Windows 7 64bit laptop. Normally I would boot off the Windows 7 install cd and run the bootrec.exe to rebuild the boot sector on Windows 7 but since it is encrypted I can't. I have read that you can use the Endpoint Encryption recovery cd but the one that I have looks to be WinPE 1.0 (WinXP). Does anyone know how you can do this for this Windows 7 PC?

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ukDavidC's picture

Hello,

What version of SEE are you running? The more recent recovery ISO is Windows Vista (WinPE2) I think... I would give that a try first. You can build a windows 7 version if you definately have to have that. Its a bit long winded but a one off task so you might find it useful - this explains it.. http://blog.brianleejackson.com/deployment-image-servicing-and-management-dism-winpe-3-0-boot-environment

Alternatively one thing you could try is booting from the SEE access CD (not recovery) which gives you access to the encrypted disk, then swap CD to the Windows 7 one and get access to the tools...

Hope that helps

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jfleming's picture

I have a WinPE 3 cd. What do I need to do to get SEE recovery on it. Is there files I can move over to the WinPE 3 cd to get SEE recovery to read the disk in WinPE 3.0?

ukDavidC's picture

Somewhere in the installer folders there is a word document called something like 'How to customise a WinPE disk' - that should explain it all. If not post back and I'll dig out the instructions I wrote a while ago!

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