Solved Bitlocker decrypting interrupted. ..Now Pc won't start

Intel / D915glvg
January 28, 2014 at 09:52:22
Specs: Microsoft Windows 7 , 4GB
During bitlocker decrytion of internal hd partition system power failed... Now on starting it hangs on win7 logo and won't start..

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January 28, 2014 at 10:08:28
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Sounds like the Hard Drive is corrupt. If you can, you could put the drive in another computer that has a working hard drive, and try to salvage any info on the drive. If you have the Windows boot disc you can try reinstalling windows, but this will format the hard drive, and you will loose all of your data. At this point, you don't have very many options.

If you can enter boot setup, you can try recovering/restoring the system.

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January 28, 2014 at 18:26:04
I'm thinking you're probably screwed. MS seems to think a power outage won't scramble the drive but that's obviously not what happened in your case. You might have a look at this:

See if you can boot to safe mode or safe mode command prompt. If so you can probably run the recovery.

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January 28, 2014 at 19:07:50
Thanks for reply
I tried to boot to safe mode but it hangs on black screen with command line
Then I tried to connect the hd to another windows computer but even that computer didn't started.
If I format my c drive and install os again will I be able to recover data from damaged (E:) drive

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January 28, 2014 at 21:22:14
When mentioned above to put the drive into another computer, is was not meant to be booted to that drive (not possible), but to boot to its original drive but with your scrambled drive as a secondary drive in order to extract your personal files from it before proceeding to wipe the drive and reinstall.

As an alternative to the above, you can boot to a Live Linux disk (not install) and see it it can mount the drive and make the copy of your data to another drive (internal or external) or DVD's.

You can try a Start Up Repair from install disk or repair disk in case the problem is just the boot sector that is corrupted.

You can try a system restore from outside of Windows by booting to a Windows 7 Repair Disk and selecting that repair option. This has the advantage of using your stored restore points on your hard drive (will work only if the entire drive is not corrupt). If you did not already make a repair disk, you can make one from another Windows 7 machine as long as both machines are both 32bit or both 64bit installations of Windows 7 and use that to try the repair.

If the drive is bad enough that none of the above works, forget about trying to recover anything and do a complete clean install by choosing Custom install and deleting the current partition, then creating a new partition and formatting it for the new install.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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