Error message when you try to run the BitLocker Drive Encryption program: "Cannot run"

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Article ID: 929834 - View products that this article applies to.
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SYMPTOMS

When you try to run the BitLocker Drive Encryption program, you receive the following error message in a BitLocker Drive Encryption Error dialog box:
Cannot run.
The path specified in the Boot Configuration Data (BCD) for a BitLocker Drive Encryption integrity-protected application is incorrect. Please verify and correct your BCD settings and try again.

CAUSE

This problem occurs if one of the following entries in the Boot Configuration Data (BCD) store points to the incorrect partition:
  • Windows Boot Manager
  • Windows Memory Tester
  • Resume from Hibernate

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, edit the following BCD entries:
  • Windows Boot Manager
    Set this entry to point to the system partition. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. Click Start
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      the Start button
      , click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.

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      User Account Control permission
      If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password or click Continue.
    2. At the command prompt, type bcdedit -set {bootmgr} device partition=S:

      Note In this command, S: represents the drive letter for the system partition.
  • Windows Memory Tester
    Set this entry to point to the system partition. To do this, type the following command at the elevated command prompt:
    bcdedit -set {memdiag} device partition=S:

    Note In this command, S: represents the drive letter for the system partition.
  • Resume from Hibernate
    Set this entry to point to the operating system partition. This partition is also known as the boot partition. To do this, follow these steps:
    1. At the elevated command prompt, type bcdedit -enum all.

      Note the identifier value for the Resume from Hibernate entry.
    2. At the elevated command prompt, type bcdedit -set {identifier} device partition=C:.

      Note In this command, identifier represents the identifier value for the Resume from Hibernate entry in step 1 of this procedure. Also, C: represents the drive letter for the boot partition.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about BitLocker, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:

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Article ID: 929834 - Last Review: October 26, 2007 - Revision: 1.5
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
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