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The login screen will appear as soon as encryption starts - it may not have finished though.
toasting the MBR was the worst thing you could do - now finding out how much encryption has gone on is really difficult. If the MBR was still there we could simply have done a SBFS remove (even while encryption was part way through). Now it's very difficult indeed.
You'll need to use SBFS.exe to find the EPTs (encryption progress tables), then work out where encryption got to. Then you'll need to check the in-progress block to see if it's been written or not.
Once you know how far encryption got, you can then manually decrypt that sector range with SafeTech.
If encryption had only just started, the likelyhood is that it's not got to D: yet so you may be able to boot of a WinPE/BartPE CD and get the files off the D: Drive pretty easily.
decrypting C: is entirely possible though (as long as you have the new install entry in the SafeBoot Management Center), but it could take some time, and if none of the above makes any sense, could cost you some professional services.
next time (you know what I'm going to say..) DON'T TINKER! wink
Yep I know exactly what you are thinking... :rolleyes:
However when I use "Authenticate From SBFS" in SafeTech I get: "SafeBoot Error code 0xe0050001 - Description: SafeBoot Client not Activated"
I guess I need professional help here. Can you please provide me contact details for whom to contact in Denmark regarding this?
you toasted the MBR, so you're not going to be able to do a standard removal now. SBFS.exe though will search the disk for the EPT's which is what we need to work out what's encrypted and what isn't.
Best route forward is to contact whoever sold the product to you, or log a ticket in the McAfee support system.