2008-07-12 20:38:37 UTC
might find an answer.
I'm trying to get a whole drive encryption program to work on a laptop
running WindowsXP (or Win2K). I found 3 programs that can do whole disk
encryption. DriveCrypt Plus Pack, PGP v.9 and Truecrypt v.5. The first 2
are payware and the last is open source freeware.
I got them all.
PGP 9 installed almost but threw up a fatal error and exited. Tried a few
times. No good. OK. Ditch that and registry clean etc reboot. Truecrypt 5
installed. On reboot I get the screen for password and enter it and
nothing. Tried a few times. OK. Ditch that. Clean. Reboot etc etc.
DriveCrypt Plus Pack (latest trial version) installed fine. Set it up,
installed Boot Authority and reboot. Get to the password entry OK. Insert
pass and then I get a blank display, black. I can hear Windows starting up
(Windows startup jingle) but I can't see anything. Of all 3 programs DCPP
'seems' to be working, sort of. Not much good though if it disables my
display. Of course I haven't got to the stage of encrypting anything yet so
I use the rescue disk with tools and restore the mbr and I'm back to
I'm lost for answers why the display drops out. It's got to be a laptop
thing as I tried DCPP on a desktop with Win2K and the display hung in there
. I tried it with Win2k on the laptop and same thing - no display.
Anybody got any ideas?