Could not enter password

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Daver
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Could not enter password

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Hi

I tested the latest Beta release of DiskCryptor in VirtualBox. I could not enter a new password to encrypt the Windows system drive. Despite typing on my keyboard, nothing would happen: no characters were being entered into the "password" or "confirm" fields.

I'm using a UK keyboard.

DavidXanatos
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Re: Could not enter password

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thats strange, did the keeboard work at all?

Daver
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Re: Could not enter password

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I managed to solve it. Seems to be a bug in VirtualBox; the keyboard input wasn't working.
That said, it's possible for the user to get locked out of Windows if they choose to encrypt the drive with a keyfile located on the same physical drive being encrypted (no warning is given!), as I discovered, so lucky it was a test install.

DavidXanatos
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Re: Could not enter password

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Oh.... that's not good, I'll try to remember to add some warning.
But it will be never perfect you can have directory junctions and etc.... so the warning may only catch the most obviuse cases.

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