DEPC does not change the partition ;-(
The most likely explanation is you used the wrong sdb file - did you validate the key was correct before doing the remove?
Have you poked around using the workspace to see if indeed the disk is decrypted (lots of zero sectors at the end etc)?
I just did the normal removal procedure - creating a safetech boot disk from within Safeboot Administrator console.
I have noticed that the drive only appears in Wintech if I disable "native SATA mode" in the BIOS. And when it does appear, the workspace shows nothing... no zeros...
that means you don't have the right SATA drivers on your CD. You should though ALWAYS validate the key if you are using an SDB file.
You need to load something into the workspace for it to display anything.
I think you'd be best to call your helpdesk and let them figure this out - most likely you used the wrong key, so now you'll have to re-encrypt with it, then find the right key and decrypt.
Ok, then I have a few questions that I hope you can answer:
- Why would I be unable to authenticate via SBFS? (I have done it on this same laptop once or twice before)
- How do I validate a key before using it?
- If that is the case, how would I go about re-encrypting the disc?
1. Because the algorithm was corrupt.
2. You load it in, then use the workspace to validate some sectors decrypt properly.
3. You call your helpdesk, or your platinum support person, or buy some prof services ;-)