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BitLocker Drive Encryption Filter Driver - Windows Vista Service

Bitlocker Drive Encryption Filter Driver.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7 and 8.

Startup Type

Windows Vista edition without SP SP1 SP2
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Default Properties

Display name:BitLocker Drive Encryption Filter Driver
Service name:fvevol
Type:kernel
Path:%WinDir%\System32\DRIVERS\fvevol.sys
Error control:critical
Group:PnP Filter

Default Behavior

BitLocker Drive Encryption Filter Driver is a kernel mode driver. If BitLocker Drive Encryption Filter Driver fails to load or initialize, the error is logged and the computer attempts to restart with the LastKnownGood configuration. If the LastKnownGood configuration fails, Windows Vista startup also fails, and the boot process halts with a Stop error. If you disable this service, Windows Vista will fail to start. Do NOT change this service startup configuration if your computer is working.

Restore Default Startup Type for BitLocker Drive Encryption Filter Driver

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows Vista edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreBitLockerDriveEncryptionFilterDriverWindowsVista.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 to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the fvevol.sys file exists in the %WinDir%\System32\DRIVERS folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows Vista installation media.