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I have an external hdd connected to my pc via USB. It is encrypted via truecrypt, and needs a password to access it

I tried to access it today, and however when I put my password in, it told me that the password was incorrect

When I run disk management, I get a message saying "You must initiliase a disk before logical disk manager can access it" - It gives me a choice between MBR and GPT.

I choose MBR, and it says "Data error (cyclic redunancy check)"

It then presents me with the normal 'disk management' screen (where all the hard drives are listed), and for this drive it says "unallocated"

Also worth noting that killdisk states:

"error (data error (cyclic redundancy check)) reading sector 0 on 84h"

Is there any way I can fix this and recover my data? Luckily I do have it all backed up, but it's a 2tb drive, want to fix it if I can

thanks
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You sure you're trying to access the right drive?

I haven't used TrueCrypt in a bit, but I'm sure that there's an option to select which drive you want to access.
    
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To be honest, this has never happened to me, and I've worked with truecrypted drives for a while now (although I hope it never does happen frown.gif)

I trust you know what you're doing and that you're not making simple mistakes like trying to mount the wrong drive and putting the wrong password in tongue.gif

Other programs will report odd things as the entire drive just looks like an unformatted mess to them.

Only thing I can suggest is using a different version of TC and trying to mount it like that, or trying auto mount.
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post #4 of 11
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I select auto mount always. Funny thing is, it mounts my other 2 encrypted drives, but not this one. In the past, it would mount all 3..

This problem in disk management seems new also, something has definitely happened..
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post #5 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by jb7;13368625 
I have an external hdd connected to my pc via USB. It is encrypted via truecrypt, and needs a password to access it

I tried to access it today, and however when I put my password in, it told me that the password was incorrect

When I run disk management, I get a message saying "You must initiliase a disk before logical disk manager can access it" - It gives me a choice between MBR and GPT.

I choose MBR, and it says "Data error (cyclic redunancy check)"

It then presents me with the normal 'disk management' screen (where all the hard drives are listed), and for this drive it says "unallocated"

Also worth noting that killdisk states:

"error (data error (cyclic redundancy check)) reading sector 0 on 84h"

Is there any way I can fix this and recover my data? Luckily I do have it all backed up, but it's a 2tb drive, want to fix it if I can

thanks

Congrats, your hard drive died.

BTW, in future, ignore Windows when it makes such claims about needing to partition and format an encrypted disk. Since you attempted to repartition it, it's likely that it will be impossible to recover anything from the disk, even with the password.

At this point there's nothing left to do but RMA the drive and restore from backup.
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Can I not just use dban to wipe it and then put all my data back on it?
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post #7 of 11
If it's an issue with your controller, then ANYTHING you do will be futile. You will always end up back at square 1. That's why it was recommended to RMA the drive.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jb7;13379312 
Can I not just use dban to wipe it and then put all my data back on it?

Why would you want to put data on a dying hard drive?!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by error10;13380002 
Why would you want to put data on a dying hard drive?!

I want to see whether can I fix it, zero it, and then RMA it.. as I'm suspicious about whether people snoop around on the drive after it's RMA'd?... had a lot of confidential documents stored (banking taxes etc)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jb7;13380453 
I want to see whether can I fix it, zero it, and then RMA it.. as I'm suspicious about whether people snoop around on the drive after it's RMA'd?... had a lot of confidential documents stored (banking taxes etc)

So you weren't using Truecrypt on the drive?
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