Power interruption during the initial encryption

  • Article ID: 103049
  • Updated: 19 May 2010

SafeGuard Easy multi-platform 4.5x

Client OS

Windows 2000, Windows XP

Server OS

Windows 2000


What will happen if there is a power interruption during the initial encryption or the final decryption of the hard disk?


In case the decryption/encryption process is interrupted, it will simply continue at the same sector where it was before the interruption. So, you do not loose any data caused by an interrupted decryption/encryption process.

Note: The initial encryption of hot-pluggable external HDDs must NOT be interrupted!

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