I have had an OS problem and need to repair my windows XP installation using the recovery CD. Since the HDD is Mcafee encrypted and i am able to
go beyond the user authentication during boot up , will this create a problem while i try to repair my windows installation?
Well, you won't be able to use the rescue CD if your drive is encrypted. The security prevents you from accessing it outside the authenticated environment.
You'll need to call your IT helpdesk and ask them to assist, but there's no way of getting the standard Windows tools working - Microsoft simply don't provide any way of adding encryption support to their rescue CDs/
WinPE is another matter - that can be done pretty easily.
You can get some help from BartPE CD with WinTech utility.That allows to mount your encrypted system drive and do some reairs, or at least recover encrypted data. Instructions on how to create such CD and neccesary requirements are published on McAfee site.
Well they should be having the keys. I also do have the username and password to access the HDD. But where do i download the safetech CD or the Bart PE plugin.?
I tried searching on the net but couldnt find one.
You need to work with your helpdesk, since it's their machine/data which needs recovering. We can't really help you bypass your own companies controls.
Here is the document which describes how to create and use BartPE CD with WinTech utility.
All you need to have is access to EEPC installation CD.
To use it, you need to know user credentials (if SBFS is not corrupted) or have SDB file exported from your machine object using EEM.
On top, you need to know Daily Code to authorize WinTech functions.