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Old 11-19-2012, 10:39 AM   #1
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Default TrueCrypt Bootloader gone.

I have encrypted my entire laptop's drive using TrueCrypt. Yesterday, I installed Ubuntu to a USB HDD. For some reason, that screwed up the TrueCrypt boot loader and now my computer won't boot.

Apparently this is an easy thing to fix with the TrueCrypt Rescue Disk...I'm not sure if I will be able to find it though. I've moved twice since making it.

Is there a way to make another Rescue Disk?

I remember the password and everything...is there a way to decrypt the drive so I can fix the MBR and make the thing boot again?

Any and all help greatly appreciated.


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Old 11-20-2012, 09:19 PM   #2
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Default Re: TrueCrypt Bootloader gone.


If you can get the harddrive into another computer, then you should be able to run Truecrypt from there, mount the drive, unencrypt and get your data off. From what I've found, you can't just get another rescue disk, and any other means seem to corrupt Windows.

Sorry I don't have better news.
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