How to unlock bitlocker when it no longer accepts recovery keys

To resolve the BitLocker recovery loop, you can follow these steps to suspend BitLocker from within the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE):

  1. On the page asking for the recovery key, select the “Skip this drive” link at the bottom. This will take you to a menu, where you can access the Command Prompt by following this path: Advanced Options -> Troubleshoot -> Advanced Options -> Command Prompt.
  2. In the Command Prompt, run the following command to check the BitLocker status of the C: drive:
    manage-bde -status c:
  1. If the status returns as locked, use the following command with your 48-digit recovery password to unlock the drive:
    manage-bde -unlock c: -rp Your 48-digit recovery password
  1. Once the drive is unlocked, use the following command to break the protection:
    manage-bde -protectors -disable c:   

5. Exit the Command Prompt and restart your laptop.

6. The system should now start Windows successfully. Once you’re logged in, you can use the BitLocker control panel to resume BitLocker protection

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