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We have encrypted a drive with TrueCrypt but now unable to decrypt it and also unable to back it up. What now? Using Truecrypt version 6.1a. We sent Truecrypt a help request but hear nothing back. We will be posting on their forums as well, looked in their forums but hear nothing. The decrypt consistently stops at the same place on the drive each time, then stops. We are thinking it is a hardware disk issue, and we do have spinrite, but fear that spinrite's fix will break encryption, making


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Spinrite does not break any encryption, it just does what it says on the box.
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We have encrypted a drive with TrueCrypt but now unable to decrypt it and also unable to back it up. What now? Using Truecrypt version 6.1a. We sent Truecrypt a help request but hear nothing back. We will be posting on their forums as well, looked in their forums but hear nothing. The decrypt consistently stops at the same place on the drive each time, then stops. We are thinking it is a hardware disk issue, and we do have spinrite, but fear that spinrite's fix will break encryption, making


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