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How to Start/Stop BitLocker Drive Encryption Service

Service name: BDESVC

Display name: BitLocker Drive Encryption Service


Description:

BDESVC hosts the BitLocker Drive Encryption service. BitLocker Drive Encryption provides secure startup for the operating system, as
well as full volume encryption for OS, fixed or removable volumes. This service allows BitLocker to prompt users for various actions
related to their volumes when mounted, and unlocks volumes automatically without user interaction. Additionally, it stores recovery
information to Active Directory, if available, and, if necessary, ensures the most recent recovery certificates are used.  
Stopping or disabling the service would prevent users from leveraging this functionality.

Path to executable:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs -p

Regedit:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop BitLocker Drive Encryption Service from Registry Editor

Perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Type here to search

Type regedit and press Enter

Please confirm User Account Control pop-up

Microsoft official disclaimer


Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require
that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.


Please navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\BDESVC and locate Start registry key

Double click on Start and edit the value:


Change Startup type :

Automatic - 2

Manual - 3

Disabled - 4

Automatic (Delayed Start) - 2


Note: When you change to Automatic (Delayed Start) a new key DelayedAutostart is created with value 1

When you change to Automatic from Automatic (Delayed Start), DelayedAutostart change value to 0

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