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You will probably need to use WinTech
get the start and end sectors.
You will notice probably that the start sectors is not 0000000063
its probably more like 0000002345 (or some other weird number)
Then you can force decrypt the sectors that are jacked up.
never remove MEE with SafeTech... way too slow. Use WinTech instead.
Directions for what i am posting now are to follow
thank you - never done a force decrypt so and guidance appreciated
To the best of my memory this is the process that should be taken:
Boot to WinTech
click GO in the bottom left
Go to Programs --> SafeBoot WinTech
Enter the daily access code (same one you use for SafeTech)
Authenticate the same way you do in SafeTech (either by SBFS or Database if you have the SDB file)
(the next steps i am pulling from my distant cobb web memory)
Click on "disk"
Click on "get disk info"
Expand out the plus sign
Expand out the plus sign beside Logical Disk 0
Expand out Crypt List
Write down the start and end sectors
Close the disk info window.
click on "disk" again in the tool bar
Click on Force Crypt Sectors
type in the start and end sectors there and click decrypt.
Now, i beleive most of those steps are correct, you might have to poke around there a bit if i missed anything. If anyone has a better idea more than welcome to hear you out but this is the only way i have found to decrypt a drive when the start sectors have been jacked around with.
if the crypt list is good, why would you run the risk of messing up by using the "force crypt" option, and not the (much safer) standard crypt option?
yes, i should have pointed out that if the crypt list IS indeed good to not use force crypt.
But in my experience, the scenario the OP is talking about has always ended up with the crypt list being jacked up for me.
if the crypt list is broken, then you'll need to use drive information, not the crypt list, to work out the sector ranges.
I think the OP should really be calling support and getting proper help with this rather than trying to muddle through on their own.