The bitlocker recovery key is a password, which you will need to enter every time you boot the computer, and users sometimes need to enter the recovery key when they boot their computer.
However, users reported Bitlocker asks for recovery key error, and today we’ll show you how you can fix it.
- The bitlocker always asks for recovery key error can be very frustrating for users, so let’s see how we can fix it.
- First of all, we should check if the recovery key is deleted from the system.
- Also, you should create a backup of your key, as that will allow you to restore it in case you lose it.
- Find more guides, tips, and tricks in our Bitlocker guide.
- The BitLocker Recovery Key error might be resolved by resetting BitLocker. To do that, press the Windows key, type cmd, and select Run as administrator under Command prompt.
- Then input the commands below, and press the Enter key after each:
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /RestoreHealth
- Press the Enter key after typing the following commands:
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /ScanHealth /RestoreHealth
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth /RestoreHealth /ScanHealth
Change the Bitlocker Recovery Mode
- Right-click the Bitlocker Drive icon in the taskbar and select Unlock.
- In the Bitlocker Recovery Mode, click Change Password to open the window directly below.
- Type the password again if required, and press the Enter key.
Change the BitLocker Encryption Mode
- Open the Settings app and navigate to the Update & Security section.
- Next, select Recovery from the left pane.
- In the right pane, locate the BitLocker section and click on it.
- Now, select the Change switch under File encryption mode.
Update the Windows 10
- Press Windows + I to launch the Settings app, and select Windows Update from the tabs on the left.
- Click Check for updates on the right.