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Old 04-17-2011, 03:27 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,
Who here on ComputerForums has the freeware program called TrueCrypt? I installed that program, followed all instructions correctly but not long after installing the program (about a week later) my entire computer crashed and won't get past the boot menu. In saying this, I wanted to know whether TrueCrypt has the ability to do this or do you think that it may have been another program?
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Old 04-17-2011, 03:36 PM   #2
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TrueCrypt is an encryption suite obviously, and as such, yes it could cause that. But, only if you encrypted your boot files (BCDEdit/Boot.ini, System.ini, NTDETECT, NTLDR etc).

Normally, when done properly, bitlocker (Windows 7 encryption program) creates a seperate partition for the boot files if it isnt already there ( 100MB System Reserved). If you just encrypted your whole drive without seperating your core boot files, this is common.
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Old 04-17-2011, 03:45 PM   #3
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Hi Darkseeker, thanks for your response. I didn't encrypt my entire drive, I had things like PDF files etc encrypted. I encrypted them into my "M" drive I believe - wasn't exactly sure which drive to put them into, so that may have been the cause. Otherwise, I followed and understood all other instructions.
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probably isnt the case then. Try booting from your OS disk and doing ASR or Startup Repair.
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OK - so the computer person has repaired my computer and he said that it was two operating systems installed, and they were fighting each other. Can TrueCrypt do this? If so, I may have to find another way to encrypt my docs.
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Na, truecrypt would only possibly interfere with a duel boot setup if it was installed to do a entire drive encryption. Sounds like a improper boot-loader that caused your woes. So if you were only doing container encryption or a separate unrelated drive then it wasn't the cause.
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