After restoring a disk encrypted with Check Point software, the partitions on it may become inaccessible
This article applies to:
- Acronis Backup software
You can back up a disk encrypted with Check Point software. After restoring the backup, the following will happen:
- The system partition will lose the on-the-fly encryption capabilities;
- All other partitions on the disk will become inaccessible.
- You have your system disk encrypted with Check Point software;
- Using Acronis software, you back up the entire disk (i.e. create an image of it);
- Then you restore the disk;
- After the restore, on system boot you may see an error message similar to the following one:
Pointsec PC Error
An unexpected problem has occurred and P95tray needs to close.
An error report was not generated.
Error code: 0x5001581 (0)
- All non-system partitions on the disk will be inaccessible:
As a workaround, you can reenable the Check Point encryption and regain access to the partitions by doing the following:
- On the restored disk, locate the prcheck.txt file;
- Open it in any text editor (e.g. Notepad) and add the following line:
ignore old installation = NO
- Save the file;
- Reinstall the Check Point software.
Data integrity will be preserved.