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HP Notebook PCs - HP ProtectTools Encrypted Drive Displays "Safeboot Has Been Corrupted (error 92h)" Error Message When Performing Complete PC Recovery


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HP Notebook PCs - HP ProtectTools Encrypted Drive Displays "Safeboot Has Been Corrupted (error 92h)" Error Message When Performing Complete PC Recovery
NOTICE: The information in this document, including products and software versions, is current as of the Release Date. This document is subject to change without notice.

Release Date: 2007-10-19

Last Updated: 2007-10-19


This document applies to HP Notebook PCs with Microsoft Windows Vista
The notebook PC displays an error message on hard drives encrypted using HP ProtectTools Drive Encryption when attempting to perform a "Complete PC Backup" using the Microsoft Windows Vista OSDVD and selecting "Complete PC Recovery."

Error message: "Safeboot has been corrupted (error 92h)"


The specific notebook PCs affected by this issue are listed in the Hardware Platforms Affected section at the bottom of this advisory.


To resolve this issue, perform the following:

  1. Insert the Windows Vista installation disc into the notebook PC optical disc drive, and then restart the computer.

  2. Press any key when you are prompted to Press any key to boot from CD....

  3. Select a language, a time, a currency, a keyboard or an input method, and then click Next.

  4. Click Repair your computer.

  5. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.

  6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Command Prompt.

  7. Type bootrec /fixmbr and then press ENTER.

  8. Follow the on screen instructions.

  9. Restore encryption if desired.

    NOTE: Restoring encryption will generate a new encryption key for this notebook PC. Any previous encryption keys will no longer be valid.

Hardware Platforms Affected: HP Compaq 2710p Notebook PC, HP Compaq 6510b Notebook PC, HP Compaq 6515b Notebook PC, HP Compaq 6710b Notebook PC, HP Compaq 6715b Notebook PC, HP Compaq 6910p Notebook PC, HP Compaq 8510p Notebook PC, HP Compaq 8510w Mobile Workstation, HP Compaq 8710p Notebook PC, HP Compaq 8710w Mobile Workstation
Operating Systems Affected: Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit), Microsoft Windows Vista (64-bit)
Software Affected: Not Applicable
Support Communication Cross Reference ID: IA01218205
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