Image of BitLocker recovery when booting up a machine.

Uninstalling TPM to fix BitLocker recovery boot loop

Image of BitLocker recovery when booting up a machine.
  1. Introduction
  2. Disable BitLocker
  3. Uninstalling TPM
  4. Re-enable BitLocker
  5. Tl;dr

Introduction

Further to our previous post on how to stop the BitLocker recovery boot loop, there are situations that may require a little more work to fix as oppose to simply decrypting and encrypting the drive again.

In todays post I will take you through uninstalling the TPM (Trusted Platform Module) driver and then re-enabling the BitLocker.

Disable BitLocker

Note: Because I’ve touched on this subject already, I won’t be showing you how to enable or disable the BitLocker in this post. Instead I will just be uninstalling the driver, if you’re not sure how to disable or enable BitLocker on your machine then click the links above to find out how.

Uninstalling TPM

Now let’s get into it! The first thing you will need to do is disable the BitLocker, once that has been done you will need to open ‘Device Manager‘ as an admin and look for ‘Security Devices‘.

Image of device manager showing the trusted platform module.
Image of device manager showing the trusted platform module.

In there you will find your ‘Trusted Platform Module‘, simply click that and then click the red cross at the top of the window to uninstall it.

Note: You may need to click ‘View > Show hidden devices‘.

Re-enable BitLocker

Now restart your machine and enable BitLocker. This should sort out any issues with the TPM data that may have become corrupt in some way causing you to have to enter the recovery key all the time.

Tl;dr

Disable the BitLocker, uninstall the TPM driver, restart and re-enable the TPM in the BIOS then enable BitLocker again.

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