Winmagic SecureDoc Encryption

blazin

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Does anybody have experience with this?

I have an XP laptop that will not boot and I need to run chkdsk on it to fix the issue.

However, I cant because the disk is encrypted

Normally, when you turn the computer on, the SecureDoc screen comes on and I have to enter the username and pw to "unlock" the disk- however, when I boot from CD I don't get to do this.

When I pull the HD and dock it on another computer, it thinks the drive needs formatting (because its encrypted)

What do I do? Seems like I need a special boot disk or something.
 

JoeyDVDZ

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Gotta say, if you don't have a method of accessing the drive to bypass the encryption, you may be screwed. At my job, we use pointsec, and when they shit the bed, they usually require a complete wipe. That's the unfortunate side effect of the program doing its job.
 

blazin

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I thought I did, I downloaded something called "SecureDoc Media Viewer" and when I dock the drive on this PC it does indeed say "Encrypted media detected" but I cant do anything else.

I know the credentials to sign on the system. At this point, Im just looking for some way to pull the files.
 

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Gotta say, if you don't have a method of accessing the drive to bypass the encryption, you may be screwed. At my job, we use pointsec, and when they shit the bed, they usually require a complete wipe. That's the unfortunate side effect of the program doing its job.
It doesn't require a wipe, you just never figured out how to unlock the encryption. Open the safe!