Bitlocker encryption hangs windows 10

Marcel K 1 Reputation point

Some time ago I started the Bitlocker encryption, but it not succeed, but stucks at 76,2% on the C: drive. As I wanted to reset the Computer it does not work because of that. Reseting the TPM havn`t helped either. What can I do to either reset the PC adequatly or to stop the encryption? Thanks for your suggestions

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  1. namol 1 Reputation point

    Hi There!

    To stop or pause the bitlocker encryption, from an elevated (Run as administrator) powershell or command prompt window, you can use the manage-bde tool.

    To get the current status of the drive and the encryption, the command would be manage-bde -status <drive letter>.

    Example: manage-bde -status c:

    To pause the encryption you can use the command of manage-bde -pause <drive letter>.
    To resume the encryption you can use the command of manage-bde -resume <drive letter>.
    To turn off bitlocker encryption you can use the command of manage-bde -off <drive letter>.

    Hope this helps you!

  2. zarbspace 1 Reputation point

    Hi there,

    Better late than never, I hope. I had exactly the same problem, which occurred because I resized the partition during Bitlocker decryption. I was also unable to resume decryption after successfully pausing using manage-bde.

    The solution I found was to resize the partition back to what it was before I made the change using disk manager, and then to resume decryption using manage-bde -resume. It worked! Hopefully it will work for you too.

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  3. Banik, Subrata 1 Reputation point

    Hey, few days back i experienced something similar and mine was stuck on 75.6% and I've successfully recovered all my data and also made a video for reference.
    Here's the link -

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