How to fix the error that cannot install BitLocker on Windows 10

How to fix the error that cannot install BitLocker on Windows 10

Some users have encountered A problem occurred during BitLocker setup when installing BitLocker hard drive encryption feature of Windows 10 on computers joining domain names in an Organizational Unit (OU). In this article, we will guide you through some solutions to fix errors on top of other BitLocker errors with error codes 0x8004259a, 0x80072ee7, 0x80042574 …

When you encounter this error, the full error message you receive is as follows:

BitLocker Drive Encryption (D:) Starting encryption A problem occurred during BitLocker setup. You may need to restart BitLocker setup to continue. Error code: 0x80072ee7 Don't remove your drive until encryption begins.

This issue cannot be fixed after restarting the BitLocker installation and repeatedly restarting the computer.

BitLocker encountered an error while installing

To fix this, you can try the following solutions:

1. Check BitLocker requirements

Check that your computer meets the BitLocker system requirements. The list of requirements is as follows:

  • There is enough free space left to save a copy of the partition
  • At least 100MB of hard drive space left
  • If the partition is less than 500MB, there must be at least 50MB of free space available
  • If the partition has 500MB or more, there must be at least 320MB of free space left
  • If the partition is larger than 1GB, the recommended free space is 1GB

2. Create a Local Administrator account

If you use the guest account to encrypt your hard drive, you will get an error. In this case, you should create a Local Adminitrator account on your computer and try BitLocker encryption again.

3. Make sure that the computer is connected to the corporate network

You may also experience this problem if your computer is managed at a network level. BitLocker will then be governed by the following two Group Policy settings:

  • Choose how BitLocker-protected operating system drives can be recovered AND
  • Do not enable BitLocker until recovery information is stored in AD DS for operating system drives

They can be activated in the following location:

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > BitLocker Drive Encryption > Operating System Drives

Therefore, to fix the problem, you need to make sure that your computer is connected to the corporate network.

4. Change the OU name

If your computer is part of a domain name, inside an OU that includes a slash mark (/) in the name then you need to remove the slash mark (/) in the OU name and see if the problem is fixed. or not.

5. Minimize drive space

You can try minimizing the drive on which you need BitLocker enabled to see if that fixes the problem. To do this, you can use the Disk Management tool available in Windows 10.

6. Change the Dynamic drive to Basic

Another cause of this error is the location of the System Reserved Partition (SRP). If the SRP is on a Dynamic drive, an error will occur. In this case, you need to convert from a Dynamic drive to a Basic drive using Disk Management, CMD or Command Prompt.

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