‘EEPC has been corrupted’: This error message is displayed on several McAfee enabled devices. This issue can also further lead you to encounter other problems such as ‘SafeBoot has been corrupted error 92h’. However, there is nothing to worry about, as this guide will take you through everything you must know to deal with the ‘EEPC has been corrupted’ issue.
When Does An ‘EEPC Has Been Corrupted’ Error Occur?
Whenever users update the Endpoint Encryption for PC (EEPC) from an outdated version such as 5.1.7. or 5.2.12 and then re-open a third-party application immediately, they may see the following error message on their screen: ‘EEPC has been corrupted error’.
Why You May Face ‘EEPC has been corrupted’ Error?
Some of the most possible reasons why you are facing an ‘EEPC has been corrupted’ issue are:-
- Your device has storage space less than 640kb.
- If you are using an outdated version of EEPC such as 5.1.7 or 5.2.12.
- Your EEPC boot code has lower memory and still reads the disk plug-ins that require more space.
The aforementioned reasons cause a disk failure and a ‘McAfee drive encryption V7 2 EEPC has been corrupted error’ is displayed on your screen. Nevertheless, you can always fix the issue by following the easy fixes mentioned in the next section.
How to Fix ‘EEPC Has Been Corrupted’ Error?
Fixing the ‘EEPC has been corrupted’ issue with this section will make the process as easy as pie. Follow one or more of the three troubleshooting methods mentioned below.
Note: Before applying any of the enlisted methods of fixing the EEPC has been corrupted McAfee issue, keep a Safetech/Wintech CD in handy.
Boot the WinTech CD
- Find the ‘SafeTech/Wintech CD’ and open the wizard. Click on the ‘Next’, ‘Install’, and ‘Start’ options directly.
- Once the SafeTech/Wintech CD starts, navigate towards the ‘Option 2’ in the middle of the wizard and click on it.
- Wintech will start. The screen will look like a normal Windows Xp start-up only but, it is starting with a SafeBoot plugin installer.
- A ‘Confirm’ window will pop up on your screen, under the ‘Do you want to start the Network Support?’ question, click on the ‘No’.
Restoring the EEPC MBR
- Start Windows and open the WinTech application.
- On the SafeTech for Windows wizard, navigate towards the ‘Disk’ tab.
- Drop down ‘Disks’ options and click on ‘Restore EEPC MBR’.
- Confirm the ‘Remove EEPC’ and click on the ‘Yes’ button when the ‘This function will overwrite the Master Boot Record Continue?’.
- Leave the system for a while and soon you will see a notification, ‘EEPC MBR restored successfully’.
- Now, go to the ‘Start’, choose the ‘Power’ option and click on the ‘Restart’ button.
Start WinTech to Authenticate from Database
Before applying the steps, keep the ‘.sdb’ file in handy provided by the SafeBoot support to complete the authentication process.
- Start Windows and click on the ‘Windows’ icon.
- Click on the ‘Programs’ from the corners and further click on the ‘Remove’.
- The ‘Authorise’ window will pop up, under the ‘Enter the Authorisation Code’, provide the four digit code.
- To confirm the prior step, locate the ‘Authorise’ tab on the bottom-right of the screen.
- If you do not see the, ‘Authorised’ tab on the bottom-right corner of the screw, it means you have not entered the correct details. Crosscheck with the details.
- Now, go back to the ‘WinTech’ tab and drop down its options.
- Click on the ‘Authenticate From Database’ option.
The prior steps will enable the tool to “authenticate” to SafeBoot so that the contents of the encrypted drive can be read.
- A dialog box will open, here browse the location where you want to transfer the database.
- Select the’ Removable Disk’ as the location for ‘.sdb file’ and click on the ‘Open’.
- Click on the second option and choose ‘Open’.
- A ‘Select Machine’ wizard will open, here you are able to select the ‘.sdb file’ below.
- Select the file from the upper-left corner and click on the ‘Ok’ button in the lower-right corner of the wizard.
- On the WinTech window, navigate towards the lower-right options and you will see ‘Authenticated’ with ‘Authorised’ options.
The options can only be seen if you have successfully entered the ‘Authorisation code’ and signed into your SafeBoot drive.
In case you cannot see any one of the aforementioned options, do not follow the enlisted steps, rather contact our tech experts.
- Click on the ‘Algorithm’ Next to the ‘Workspace’ and expand its options.
- Then, click on the ‘Select Alg’ option to select the Algorithm.
- Click on the ‘SafeBoot FIPS AES (256 bit)’ algorithm and hit the button of ‘OK’.
We hope after going through the three best-ever ways mentioned above, you could fix ‘EEPC has been corrupted on McAfee’ issue.
How to Prevent ‘EEPC Has Been Corrupted’ Issue from Occurring?
In case you are wondering what to do so that you don’t face ‘McAfee drive encryption V7 2 EEPC has been corrupted’ error in future, read and make a note of the following things.
- Always prefer using Windows inbuilt applications and tools, do not depend on third-party defragmented tools.
- After the installment of EEPC, do not set your drives in partitions.
- Never install any application on your PC without your IT team’s approval.
If you keep the aforementioned points while using your system, you will not encounter the ‘McAfee drive encryption V7 2 EEPC has been corrupted’ issue ever.
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