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Help with Partinfo.exe and Force Sector Decrypt

Below is the output of a machine with an encrypted C: Partition and an unencrypted "Q" partition.

It's clear from the data that the C: Partition starts at sector 63 and comprises of  135781317 sectors. So to Force Decrypt this sector range, this would imply that the range is:

63 - 135781380

HOWEVER.......sector 135781380 is the START sector of the other, unencrypted, partition. So do I want to decrypt this last sector that seems to overlap to the other partition??


Incidently, I'm doing this as the MBR is totally knackered and a regular SafeTech Removal is telling me that SB isn't installed. I've done this process a few times before but not encountered this 'overlap' in sectors before (usually becasue I'm force-decrypting the last partition on the disc.)

I am using SafeBoot v4.2.15 before anyone suggests Wintech.

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Run date: 04/29/2011 13:29

           MBR Partition Information (HD0 - 0xCEEF56DD)
                         (CHS: 1021/254/63)
| 0: | 80 |    0   1  1 |  7 | 1023 254 63 |        63 | 135781317 |
| 1: |  0 | 1023   0  1 |  7 | 1023 254 63 | 135781380 |  20482875 |
| 2: |  0 |    0   0  0 |  0 |    0   0  0 |         0 |         0 |
| 3: |  0 |    0   0  0 |  0 |    0   0  0 |         0 |         0 |
                           BOOT SECTOR INFORMATION
File System ID: 0x7   LBA: 63  Total Sectors: 135781317   ID: 0x1
                          Jump: 45 B3 1C
                      OEM Name: '–8 .°6ë
                 Bytes Per Sec: 43565
                 Sec Per Clust: 226
                   Res Sectors: 50903
                      Num FATs: 152
                 Root Dir Ents: 2931
                       Sectors: 56474
                         Media: 0xEF
                  Secs Per FAT: 11934
                 Sec Per Track: 61668
                         Heads: 34942
                   Hidden Secs: 1659925733
                  Huge Sectors: 1729574940
                     Drive Num: 0xDB
                           Res: 0xEF
                           Sig: 0x26
                        Vol ID: 0x155282B6
                  Volume Label:  "²þÙ pÓi

                       FS Type: ò-ª ÃP¨.
                     Boot Flag: 0x4609
File System ID: 0x7   LBA: 135781380  Total Sectors: 20482875   ID: 0x2
                          Jump: EB 52 90
                      OEM Name: NTFS   
                 Bytes Per Sec: 512
                 Sec Per Clust: 8
                   Res Sectors: 0
                        Zero 1: 0x0
                        Zero 2: 0x0
                          NA 1: 0x0
                         Media: 0xF8
                        Zero 3: 0x0
                 Sec Per Track: 63
                         Heads: 255
                   Hidden Secs: 135781380
                          NA 2: 0x0
                          NA 3: 0x800080
                 Total Sectors: 0x01388B3A
                       MFT LCN: 0x0C0000
                  MFT Mirr LCN: 0x01388B3
                 Clust Per FRS: 0xF6
              Clust Per IBlock: 0x1
                     Volume SN: 0x64DC3000DC2FCADE
                      Checksum: 0x0
                     Boot Flag: 0xAA55

Re: Help with Partinfo.exe and Force Sector Decrypt

They actually aren't overlapping.  It's a little confusing to wrap your head around, but sector 63 is your start, so it is one of the count.  Think of the math as if 1 is your start.  You wouldn't just add the count to get the end of your range.

In other words, you are off by one sector.  Yes, I could have just said that, but I wanted to try to put some logic to it.  I always just remember to take the following:



-     one



This becomes really fun when you have multiple partitions on a drive.

Message was edited by: TechSecurityNate on 5/3/11 7:53:07 AM EDT
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Thank you very much!

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NP... Fun with WIntech is one of my favorite games.  I try to play it at least once a week.

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