I have remove safeboot with problem entails, the hdd could not be found, and then I tried to Force Decrypt the HDD which took 3 days to finish.
Before this I experienced the same problem, and by using the same method it worked after I mount the partition using "Partition Find and Mount" software.
But somehow this method doesn't always work, and now I'm stuck this time with the message box "the disk drive C is not formatted..."
Any advices or suggestions would be greatly appreciated
ThxMessage was edited by: admimistrator on 8/23/10 9:01:43 AM CDT
I guess you decrypted more than you should have, or you used the wrong key to decrypt it.
What does the partition boot sector look like now? Rubbished, or does it look valid?
I used the *.sdb file I created from mcafee endpoint encryption manager to decrypt it.
How do you see partition boot sector?And how can I differentiate the valid from the rubbish partition sir?
just open it in the workspace and see if it looks encrypted or not - If it's in plain text it should have recognizable byte sequences and strings in in.
Because you used the "force" method, WinTech did not pay any attention to the information on the disk itself - it just did what you told it to do.
What sector range did you tell it to decrypt?
I'm sorry sir I'm new at this, I have authorized and authenticate, now I'm opening the Safetech Workspace, but which menu shall I choose from here and on?
I force decrypt the hdd from sector 63 with sector count 83554064
I think you'd be better off then getting some professional help - McAfee Services, or getting some SafeTech training? Sector 63 is usually the partition boot sector though.
Yes I am considering that given the fact all the troubles I might face.
So how am I doing, what should I do next at least to get this hdd can be recognized first sir?
most likely it's corrupted beyond normal help at this time - if your company has Platinum support, they may be willing to help you out, but usually recovering from this kind of mess is a consultancy project. I would contact your McAfee account manager, confess everything you've done, and see if they are willing to help you out.
Also, consider using test machines (ideally virtual) to get familiar with new product and different recovery procedures. Then use some real hardware. For few pilot production systems, consider having recent backups, just in case.
Read up on best practices guides, before you start (even testing).