I came across a challenge that prevented my Windows 10 computer from booting. The issue arose when I uninstalled Paragon HFS+ special edition and installed Paragon HFS+ trial, after reboot my computer would not start and gave the following blue screen error:
By referencing a number of sources I was able to reach a solution that allowed my computer to boot. In my solution I used a USB hard drive dock to mount the existing drive as a USB device which allowed me to use another windows PC to decrypt the bitlocker drive.
You will need to delete some files and modify some registry keys. Proceed at your own risk. Make a backup of the registry hive and the files:
- %windir%/system32/drivers/hfs*.sys (search for hfs*.sys)
From the registry’s SYSTEM hive delete keys and folders pertaining to the keys listed below1.
I did this by searching through the hive for each key. A number of keys had text pertaining to other stuff, so be careful to edit the keys and delete things only pertaining to what is listed above.
Also, here’s a guide for opening a registry hive from a slave drive.
It may also be possible that just deleting the files or registry entries alone may be a fix, itself. If you get a chance try deleting just the .sys files and leave a comment whether that was successful.