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taha
Level 9

McAfee EEPC 6.x recovery using USB and making encrypted drive as a slave?

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I have few questions regarding EEPC 6.X recovery:

Can we use USB instead of CD/DVDto recover from EEPC 6.X?

Can we decript EEPC 6.x from a machine by making it as a slave to another machine running EEPC 6.x, if yes then how?

Can we decript EEPC 6.x from a machine by making it as a slave to another machine don't running EEPC 6.x or any other mcafee product if yes then how?

In EETech the only way to recover EEPC 6.x is by using a EEtech CD/DVD.

Thank you in advance..

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SafeBoot
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Re: McAfee EEPC 6.x recovery using USB and making encrypted drive as a slave?

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1. It depends on your BIOS and your WinPE skill set - if you can boot an OS off of the USB stick, then I don't see why not, and most BIOS will boot a floppy image off a USB stick (for EETech standalone).

2. Yes/No - you can't have two drives mounted with different keys, so if you boot from the EEPC encrypted hard disk of laptop 1, you can't mount a drive from another machine. HOWEVER, if you booted the laptop off a CD WinPE image (ie, not from the encrypted hard disk), you can then mount a drive from any machine and read the data if you have access to the keys.

3. This doesnt make sense - EETech IS the recovery toolkit for EEPC6. You can of course use EETech standalone off a floppy disk, or any bootable media actually - even probably a PXE boot.

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SafeBoot
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Re: McAfee EEPC 6.x recovery using USB and making encrypted drive as a slave?

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1. It depends on your BIOS and your WinPE skill set - if you can boot an OS off of the USB stick, then I don't see why not, and most BIOS will boot a floppy image off a USB stick (for EETech standalone).

2. Yes/No - you can't have two drives mounted with different keys, so if you boot from the EEPC encrypted hard disk of laptop 1, you can't mount a drive from another machine. HOWEVER, if you booted the laptop off a CD WinPE image (ie, not from the encrypted hard disk), you can then mount a drive from any machine and read the data if you have access to the keys.

3. This doesnt make sense - EETech IS the recovery toolkit for EEPC6. You can of course use EETech standalone off a floppy disk, or any bootable media actually - even probably a PXE boot.

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taha
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Re: McAfee EEPC 6.x recovery using USB and making encrypted drive as a slave?

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Pont number 2:

I my case I know passwords of the the encrypted drives. So if I attached my corrupt encrypted HD with my working encrypted HD as slave and then boot the system from recovery cd then I can decript any of the disks as i know the password of both the disk.

Do I need to follow any extra step or can decript any HD by typing it's password after authorization?

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SafeBoot
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Re: McAfee EEPC 6.x recovery using USB and making encrypted drive as a slave?

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Yes as long as you boot from the WinPE CD and you select the right disk, and it's a primary disk (you can't authenticate with only a password to a 2nd drive, only a bootable drive).

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taha
Level 9

Re: McAfee EEPC 6.x recovery using USB and making encrypted drive as a slave?

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So you mean to decript my faulty disk I need to make it primary and then start recovery process?

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SafeBoot
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Re: McAfee EEPC 6.x recovery using USB and making encrypted drive as a slave?

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No, it needs to be the primary disk - if you have two disks in a machine encrypted, only one (the primary) can be authenticated to using a password - the 2nd drive, you need the EPO export to authenticate.

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taha
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Re: McAfee EEPC 6.x recovery using USB and making encrypted drive as a slave?

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Sorry i didn't get what do mean by epo  export, what can I do with a crashed encrypted disk with epo export.

Actually I am talking about two different machines running EEPC. One of them goes crash. Can I recover it by placing the crashed hard as slave in other machine if yes then how? Hope you get my point..

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mat.kordell
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Re: McAfee EEPC 6.x recovery using USB and making encrypted drive as a slave?

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No is the answer you're looking for.  You can't do that.  You have to use the EETech recovery disk.

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taha
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Re: McAfee EEPC 6.x recovery using USB and making encrypted drive as a slave?

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I know I need to use EETech.. but Can I make my crashed disk as primary/boot (which is attached as a slave) so that I can decript it.

I just confimed that there is an option to select boot disk. By default in a system we only have disk0 which is booat partision but in case of a salve HD is attached we can have two disks disk0 and disk1. Now my understanding is that we can decript the slave disk using EETech by setting it as a boot disk i.e. disk0

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mat.kordell
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Re: McAfee EEPC 6.x recovery using USB and making encrypted drive as a slave?

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Why not just remove the hard drive from the PC that is working, install the disk from the crashed machine and EETech it up.

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