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Why do you allow HP home product software to reach your corporate laptops? Probably you need to disable (or better yet - remove) that HP updater software.
I installed Safeboot on a laptop that had the HP encryption running on it. The drive is obviously toasted. Cannot log in on the safeboot login and cannot do a machine or user recovery. Even the admin accounts do not work.
What can be done and how, to recover the data?
decrypt it using your HP recovery information and SafeTech/WinTech.
I faced a similar situation.
Step 1. Boot with Wintech
Step 2. Do a fix MBR
Step 3. Remove EEPC
Step 4. Try to boot OS. If it boots, good enough!
Step 5. Otherwise boot through XP bootable CD, do a "chkdsk /R" and "fixbr"
Step 6. Still issue persists -> do a "fixmbr"
I was able to recover my system using this procedure. Hopefully this works for you as well.
Is the machine just not booting up at all or are you getting a hp protect tools boot screen instead of the normal that is trying to use a pin number? If so, you can hit recovery at that screen and go through an emergency boot process. You will have to decrypt the drive though in order to remove hp protect tools