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Computer wont enter Bios or OS after HDD encryption


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livyf60

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I have an hp g72 and I encrypted my hard drive with truecrypt and I am unable to to anything with my computer now for the most part. In truecrypt setup i chose to not encrypt the startup files (I ask asked if i wanted to encrypt them and it said some computers need theses to be unencryted and some work fine without). If the HDD is plugged in, I cant do anything at all. I tried to get into bios and it recognizes that i press the key by saying something along the lines of "press f10 to enter bios" where it had said "press esc for options", then it goes to a black screen where I can not type. When I remove the HDD I can acces bios and I changed the startup delay to 5 sec (to possibly give me more time to enter bios) and i changed boot order to boot from cd (my truecrypt recovery cd) but neither helped. Now my computer will boot from the cd if there is no HDD but I have the same problem when I put the HDD back in. I have also cleared the CMOS by removing the battery for 5 min. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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zep516

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Hi livyf60

FYI

Problem to boot after true crypt encryption (HP Products.)

This is a problem with the Insyde BIOS.


See Here and Here

I have no first hand experience, nor do I know if the proposed fixes given at the links provided work, I only supply information.

Please read all the information at links. You may also Google "truecrypt hp" and see the various links concerning your issue.

Thanks
Joe :)
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