I woke up one day with CMOS battery dead, gave it a shrug, it restarted, come to see this screen everytime I boot the PC now.

I woke up one day with CMOS battery dead, gave it a shrug, it restarted, come to see this screen everytime I boot the PC now. I don't remember what microsoft email it was, because I never used that email or micosoft account. For the past week, everytime I google, all signs point to my entire harddrive being encrypted and ransomwared by bitlocker and me getting cucked out of my files.

Am I fricked and should I just format the drive, buy a new motherboard, cut my losses and never use secureboot ever again?

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why would you use bitlocker but not a password manager?

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yes, your drive is encrypted
    why the frick did you not store the key somewhere safe

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the only safe storage would be on an encrypted drive

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Fricking irony again.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        .

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I leave my passwords in cryptic notes that I glue on my drawer.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah, your drive is encrypted. If you can't get the recovery key from your email, than maybe look on github, there are tools specifically for breaking bitlocker encryption

    Or you could call customer support, thereay be someone at Microsoft or dell or whatever that can help

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No, there aren't. They all require a backed-up key protector - they can't "break" anything.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ask the FBI to use their backdoor.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >IQfyentoomen who thought they were clever circumventing bitlocker recovery key backup
    >posting their Ls online

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    EVERYONE LAUGH AT THIS FRICKING moron

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >because I never used that email or micosoft account
    Just go to the USB drive or external drive you saved it to, if you didn't back it up to an online account then you saved it to some file not on your C: drive.

    Not bypassing bitlocker in this lifetime just reinstall windows

    >cut my losses and never use secureboot ever again?
    Nah just remember where you put your recovery key in case this happens again.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >be little schizo
    >listen to huge schizos about encrypting his shit
    >doesn't take the proper schizo way of keeping his keys on paper too
    >gets rightfully fricked in the ass

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just keep trying to get into the Microsoft account, once there you can get the 48 digit key. Bitlocker comes pre-enabled out of the box on many units nowadays and won't tell you. The only hint is the padlock on your c: drive

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It doesn't come with preboot key enabled

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They do, they tie it to your ms account the moment you sign in without a prompt.
        t. works in highest rated PC support and repair shop in his city

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          No they don't come with a preboot key to boot, I test laptops for work for evaluting school windows laptops. They aren't enabled with TPM preboot key, they just have basic encryption enabled. You basically have to swap the SSD into a new PC to trigger this.

          [...]
          Your C drive gets automatically encrypted if you sign in with a Microsoft account, and the encryption key is backed up to said account.
          If you don't it doesn't.
          This is completely reasonable behavior.

          If you don't sign into a MS account it tells you to save the key onto a usb drive.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Bitlocker comes pre-enabled out of the box on many units nowadays and won't tell you.
      This is incredibly evil. Way more than whatever they're spying on you.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      And to be clear, you can make a Microsoft account with an external email address like a Gmail or yahoo.com. Try any emails you use.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Bitlocker comes pre-enabled out of the box on many units nowadays and won't tell you.
      This is incredibly evil. Way more than whatever they're spying on you.

      Your C drive gets automatically encrypted if you sign in with a Microsoft account, and the encryption key is backed up to said account.
      If you don't it doesn't.
      This is completely reasonable behavior.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >This is completely reasonable behavior.
        Surreptitiously encrypting your drive is not reasonable behavior you fricking israelite.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Surreptitiously encrypting your drive is not reasonable behavior
          Why?
          >you fricking israelite.
          What do I, as an alleged israelite, gain from you having full disk encryption on your laptop/workstation.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >What do I, as an alleged israelite, gain from you having full disk encryption on your laptop/workstation.
            Key word here is "surreptitious."
            >Why?
            Because you're locking me out of my own data.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >Key word here is "surreptitious."
            It's not a secret. This is documented behavior you can easily opt out of.
            >Because you're locking me out of my own data.
            No. As mentioned previously your recovery key is backed up to either your Microsoft account or an external drive of your choosing. If you somehow lose access to that key, that's your own damn fault.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            This is like saying that Lockwood locked you out of your house because you were stupid and left your keys in the kitchen counter.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >with the key fob beeping at you constantly to not leave it behind
            >but you ignored that ceiling bird - theres just something in your dna allowing you to filter it out
            >but its really the ceiling birds fault youre sleeping in your car in the driveway
            >frick ceiling birds
            >frick israelites
            >its all their fault
            >im innocent
            >im the victim
            Why is every IQfy thread like this
            >etc

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        have a nice day Satan

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >AAAAAAAAAAAA THING I DON'T UNDERSTAND KILL IT KILL IT
          The absolute state of IQfy - Technology

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Give it back, Bernie.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I don't remember what microsoft email it was
    They ask you for the password at every boot, how come seeing the email daily and using the password doesn't ring a bell?
    Give it back, Black person.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      PINs make a quick shortcut to ignore the full password

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        ouch

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Hope you at least learn to never store data on C:

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Bitlocker won't let you save the key to c drive unless you unc to \127.0.01c$

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You can print to pdf to your c:

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Backups make that irrelevant, autist.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >he doesn't maintain a backup drive
    I guess we're all 15 years old at some point.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There's stuff I consciously decided not to back up more than once. If I lose it, it still will hurt. I'm 39.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >secureboot
    that's not secure boot though

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Am I fricked
    Where is your recovery key? It forced you to either print it or save it.

    >should I just format the drive
    You can do whatever you want, but you aren't getting your files back without that fricking key in any case, so figure it out.

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    OP is a moron, but BitLocker being on by default on newer machines is a fricking nightmare for wagies everywhere and whoever made that decision should be shot. People's 80 year old grandmas aren't gonna know what the frick an encryption key is, and they probably don't even need encryption in the first place.

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    should've connected to your microsoft account, chud.

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bitloxker is only available on windows pro as it's for businesses. You're not using windows pro are you?

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    have a nice day discord troony spammer

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >not having a backup of your files
    >not having the ley stored on a random thumbdrive somewhere
    >using fricking bitlocker

  21. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Install Linux. Simple as

  22. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    have a nice day jay

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You are a lying Black person.

      see

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      have a nice day discord troony spammer

      everyday the same shit spammed, chimps out about a random Windows feature

  23. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You are a lying Black person.

  24. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just break bitlocker, the implementation is so bad even a normalgay like you can do it

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >hey mom i posted it again
      Didn't you learn anything from half-dozen threads you got mocked in for posting this clickbait?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ahahahahaha wincucks btfo

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Imagine you can break the highest security standard of a trillion dollar companies with tools for 5 bucks from ebay, the absolute state of Windows in 2024

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      is this real? that's it, I'm switching to linux

  25. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Give it back Jamal

  26. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Learn to write your important pw somewhere on paper if you have the IQ of a dead Black person.

  27. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The key is in your Microsoft account
    >Uhh idk what that is
    Your data is gone and you probably should just use the Home version of Windows from now on since you obviously aren't responsible enough for the pro or whatever version

  28. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    IQfy is like
    >dude MicroSHIT is so easy to hack and get around it's totally insecure
    also IQfy
    >lol bitlocker not getting around that even with it's trillion back doors!

    which is it IQfy?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >>lol bitlocker not getting around that even with it's trillion back doors!
      It's almost like people are individuals or something...

  29. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Give it back, Prashanta

  30. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    give it back

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