BDESVC hosts the BitLocker Drive Encryption service. BitLocker Drive Encryption provides secure startup for the operating system, as well as full volume encryption for OS, fixed or removable volumes. This service allows BitLocker to prompt users for various actions related to their volumes when mounted, and unlocks volumes automatically without user interaction. Additionally, it stores recovery information to Active Directory, if available, and, if necessary, ensures the most recent recovery certificates are used. Stopping or disabling the service would prevent users from leveraging this functionality.
|Windows 8 edition||Windows 8||Windows 8.1||Windows 8.1 Update 1|
|Display name:||BitLocker Drive Encryption Service|
|Path:||%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs|
The BitLocker Drive Encryption Service runs as localSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If BitLocker Drive Encryption Service fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the BDESVC service has failed to start.
1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreBitLockerDriveEncryptionServiceWindows8.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.
3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.
4. Restart the computer.
Note. Make sure that the
bdesvc.dll file exists in the
%WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 8 installation media.