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When I open my Surface 3 computer I get on the screen

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when I open my Surface 3 computer I get on the screen message that computer is preparing bitlocker and in order to open comp I have to enter countless amount of numbers. How can I avoid this?
I hope I explained myself correctly. Can you help?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Russell H. replied 10 months ago.

Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

Did you install Bitlocker on the computer, as an add-on ?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
not personally no
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
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Thanks Russell
Expert:  Russell H. replied 10 months ago.

Do you want to disable Bitlocker, then? that may be needed, to get rid of the initial prompt.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
if you can disable it do it. I am not a computer expert and wouldn't know the function of a bitlocker
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
if you got time to explain it to me what is a bitlocker?
Expert:  Russell H. replied 10 months ago.

Turning it Off in most cases and situations requires that you know the password.

Do you know the Bitlocker password?

Have you ever entered anything in response to the prompt?

It is an encryption software that can if need be, scramble or encrypt your whole hard drive.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I have accessed a code throu my mobile so I was able to open laptop but I don't want to do it every time I open this laptop
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
will you let me know if this function is disabled please?
Expert:  Russell H. replied 10 months ago.


Try doing this, if you like, on your laptop:

  1. Open the Command Prompt as administrator.
  2. Type the following command to unlock your BitLocker drive:
  3. ...

manage-bde -unlock C: -RecoveryPassword *****

  1. Next turn off BitLocker Encryption:
  2. manage-bde -off C:

Does that look impossible to do, to you?

I wish to state that I have no access to your Surface 3 whatsoever at this point. I am limited completely to advising you.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
sorry but I could not follow your instructions to make my computer working. I am not an expert in IT so if you don't mind I would like to get a refund for the amount you charged me.

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