During an attempt to install Ubuntu on an external USB drive, the MBR of the local drive was unintentionally overwritten. As a result, the McAfee login screen no longer displays on a system that was already set up with EEPC (drive encryption and ePO agent). As far as I can tell, the rest of the internal hard drive has not been modified.
According to the EETech User Guide for EEPC 6.2:
So it seems to me that the EETech restore is not an option for me but I should still be able to regain the previous state of my computer (i.e. repair the MBR) if I can do a successful emergency boot. Or, worst case, if the emergency boot fails, I'll have to manually extract the encrypted data and then re-service the computer. Is this correct? Are there scenarios related to a corrupted MBR where the emergency boot will not work?
Thanks for any help!
Looks like EEPC 7.0.1 or 7.1.1 are being used (I think 7.1.1 in my case). So yes, I had the incorrect guide. But looking at the EETech guide for 7.0, I don't see any relevant differences.
Does the emergency boot sound like the correct way to go?
Most likely yes - I am assuming you're the IT department for this machine - because you're going to need the keys to be exported from EPO before you can do this.
I am stuck with the exact problem as that of yours. And have exactly same set of Questions as that of yours..
Did you manage to recover your data back ? Its Yes, how ? by Overwriting the MBR ? Safe Boot ? or a Long time decrypting Hard Drive ?