the system can't find the file specified

Richard Famiglietti 1 Reputation point

I am trying to install BitLocker on a Lenovo ThinkCentre M700. I wiped the drive (deleted all partitions) and reinstalled windows from an image which worked on another system. When I try to load BitLocker I get the message "the system cannot find the file specified" what file? Is there a way to reinstall just BitLocker? Has anyone found a fix for this error? I have checked with Google and followed all suggestions, ie: make sure all updates are installed, run a SFC scan (no corruption found) etc


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  1. Limitless Technology 37,356 Reputation points

    Hello @Richard Famiglietti

    This usually happens when the file C:\Windows\System32\Recovery\ReAgent.xml is corrupt or inaccessible. It seems plausible that there is some "corruption" as the image was ported from a different hardware.

    The solution is to rename or delete the file (it will be recreated!) when restarting and trying to enable bitlocker again.

    Hope this helps with your query,


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  2. Castorix31 66,156 Reputation points

    Has anyone found a fix for this error?

    There are plenty of threads with many validated answers about this problem.
    First Google link : Bitlocker "The system cannot find the file specified"

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