Do not have Bitlocker Recovery Key - Locked Out!

Rahul B 1 Reputation point

Hello There,

I am using Dell 9410 Latitude and got windows 10 professional along with it. Recently few months ago, I received Windows 11 upgrade and thus I upgraded my OS to Windows 11. After a few months, my laptop developed a charging problem and needed to replace its motherboard. My laptop's hardware problem was resolved and when the Laptop booted it showed me something called " Bitlocker Recovery Key" I never knew or heard this before and never knew this is enabled on my laptop. I researched everywhere and checked my microsoft account it recovery key is not stored there too. Please note, I never knew this is enabled and thus do not have this Recovery Key also.

Now, I am locked out and unable to boot use my laptop unless I provide this key. I tried all given option but nothing worked so far. How do I get rid of this problem without loosing my data on the disk?

This is urgent and important, any help in this case is highly appreciated.

Best Regards

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  1. S.Sengupta 14,811 Reputation points MVP

    The only way to gain access to the system is by reinstalling the operating system, wiping out any data currently on the drive.

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