SDE202 during emergency installation

  • Article ID: 109200
  • Updated: 30 Sep 2010

Sophos SafeGuard Disk Encryption 4.60

Client OS

Windows 2000 Professional SP4, Windows XP SP3

Server OS



The emergency installation process is started and the error message SDE202 appears. Why? What is the response?


There are two possible explanations for this error:

1) It is possible that you do not have write access. Check your BIOS settings and disable the write protection for DOS access.

2) It is possible that the hard disk has "bad sectors / blocks" and cannot handle access to the disk anymore. Please handle with care as further actions might cause an unrecoverable state. In rare cases you might even need to consult a prefessional recovery company.

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