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SUPPORT COMMUNICATION- CUSTOMER ADVISORY

Document ID: c05899218

Version: 1

HP Business PCs - A Yellow Triangle Warning Appears on the C Drive in File Explorer

Notice: The information in this document, including products and software versions, is current as of the release date.The document is subject to change without notice.

Release date : 19-Jan-2018

Last updated : 19-Jan-2018

DESCRIPTION
A yellow triangle with exclamation mark is displayed on the C: drive in File Explorer. This is due to automatic device encryption not being enabled. The issue occurs if a user creates and logs on using a local account during the initial set up (out-of-box) of the computer.

SCOPE
Information in this document applies to the following:
Computers:
  • HP EliteBook 725 G4 Notebook PC
  • HP EliteBook 745 G4 Notebook PC
  • HP EliteBook 755 G4 Notebook PC
  • HP EliteBook 820 G4 Notebook PC
  • HP EliteBook 840 G4 Notebook PC
  • HP EliteBook 850 G4 Notebook PC
  • HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2
  • HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2 Notebook PC
  • HP EliteDesk 705 G3 Desktop Mini PC
  • HP EliteDesk 705 G3 Microtower PC
  • HP EliteDesk 705 G3 Small Form Factor PC
  • HP EliteDesk 800 35W G3 Desktop Mini PC
  • HP EliteDesk 800 35W G4 Desktop Mini PC
  • HP EliteDesk 800 65W G3 Desktop Mini PC
  • HP EliteDesk 800 65W G4 Desktop Mini PC
  • HP EliteDesk 800 95W G4 Desktop Mini PC
  • HP EliteDesk 800 G3 Small Form Factor PC
  • HP EliteDesk 880 G3 Tower PC
  • HP EliteOne 800 G3 23.8-inch Non-Touch All-in-One PC
  • HP EliteOne 800 G3 23.8-inch Non-Touch GPU All-in-One PC
  • HP EliteOne 800 G3 23.8-inch Touch All-in-One PC
  • HP EliteOne 800 G3 23.8-inch Touch GPU All-in-One PC
  • HP MP9 G4 Retail System
  • HP Pro x2 612 G2
  • HP Pro x2 612 G2 Tablet
  • HP Pro x2 612 G2 with Keyboard
  • HP ProBook 430 G4 Notebook PC
  • HP ProBook 440 G4 Notebook PC
  • HP ProBook 450 G4 Notebook PC
  • HP ProBook 455 G4 Notebook PC
  • HP ProBook 470 G4 Notebook PC
  • HP ProBook 640 G3 Notebook PC
  • HP ProBook 645 G3 Notebook PC
  • HP ProBook 650 G3 Notebook PC
  • HP ProBook 655 G3 Notebook PC
  • HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Notebook PC
  • HP ProDesk 400 G4 Desktop Mini PC
  • HP ProDesk 600 G4 Desktop Mini PC
  • HP ZBook 15 G4 Mobile Workstation
  • HP ZBook 15 Mobile Workstation
  • HP ZBook 15u G4 Mobile Workstation
  • HP ZBook 17 G4 Mobile Workstation
  • HP ZBook Studio G4 Mobile Workstation
Operating Systems:
  • Microsoft Windows 10 RS2
RESOLUTION
HP and Microsoft recommend enabling encryption on any systems that support encryption. Use one of the following options to correct the issue.
Option 1: Log on using an MSA or AAD account to enable the automatic device encryption feature:
  1. Click Start, then select Settings (gear icon).
  2. Select System.
  3. Select About My PC under the message: You need a Microsoft account to finish encrypting this device.
  4. Click Sign in with a Microsoft account instead.
  5. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the encryption.
Option 2: Manually encrypt the drive
Enable BitLocker with the local account and store the encryption recovery key as a file on a USB device
OR
Join the computer to an Active Directory domain and enable Bitlocker.
Option 3: Modify the registry to prevent automatic device encryption (not recommended)
  caution:
Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs.. If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. HP cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly.
  1. Open REGEDIT.
  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\BitLocker.
  3. Right-click PreventDeviceEncryption.
  4. Select Modify.
  5. Change the Value data to 1.
  6. Click OK.
    note:
    this option will remove the yellow triangle warning, but the drive will not be encrypted and HP recommends encrypting the drive.
Option 4: Ignore the warning ( NOT recommended)
There will be no impact on the computer performance or reliability, but the drive will not be encrypted.

Hardware platforms affected : HP EliteBook 725 G4 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 725 G4 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 725 G4 Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR), HP EliteBook 725 G4 Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR) Bundle, HP EliteBook 745 G4 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 745 G4 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 745 G4 Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR), HP EliteBook 745 G4 Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR) Bundle, HP EliteBook 755 G4 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 755 G4 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 755 G4 Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR), HP EliteBook 755 G4 Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR) Bundle, HP EliteBook 820 G4 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 820 G4 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 820 G4 Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR), HP EliteBook 840 G4 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 840 G4 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 840 G4 Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR), HP EliteBook 850 G4 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 850 G4 Notebook PC, HP EliteBook 850 G4 Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR), HP EliteBook 850 G4 Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR) Bundle, HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2, HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2 (ENERGY STAR), HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2 Bundle, HP EliteBook x360 1030 G2 Notebook PC, HP EliteDesk 705 G3 Desktop Mini PC, HP EliteDesk 705 G3 Desktop Mini PC, HP EliteDesk 705 G3 Desktop Mini PC (ENERGY STAR), HP EliteDesk 705 G3 Desktop Mini PC (ENERGY STAR) Bundle, HP EliteDesk 705 G3 Microtower PC, HP EliteDesk 705 G3 Microtower PC, HP EliteDesk 705 G3 Microtower PC (ENERGY STAR), HP EliteDesk 705 G3 Small Form Factor PC, HP EliteDesk 705 G3 Small Form Factor PC, HP EliteDesk 705 G3 Small Form Factor PC (ENERGY STAR), HP EliteDesk 800 35W G3 Desktop Mini PC, HP EliteDesk 800 35W G3 Desktop Mini PC, HP EliteDesk 800 35W G3 Desktop Mini PC (ENERGY STAR), HP EliteDesk 800 35W G3 Desktop Mini PC (ENERGY STAR) Bundle, HP EliteDesk 800 35W G3 Desktop Mini PC Bundle, HP EliteDesk 800 35W G4 Desktop Mini PC, HP EliteDesk 800 65W G3 Desktop Mini PC, HP EliteDesk 800 65W G3 Desktop Mini PC, HP EliteDesk 800 65W G3 Desktop Mini PC (ENERGY STAR), HP EliteDesk 800 65W G4 Desktop Mini PC, HP EliteDesk 800 95W G4 Desktop Mini PC, HP EliteDesk 800 G3 Small Form Factor PC, HP EliteDesk 800 G3 Small Form Factor PC, HP EliteDesk 800 G3 Small Form Factor PC (ENERGY STAR), HP EliteDesk 800 G3 Small Form Factor PC Bundle, HP EliteDesk 880 G3 Tower PC, HP EliteDesk 880 G3 Tower PC, HP EliteDesk 880 G3 Tower PC (ENERGY STAR), HP EliteOne 800 G3 23.8-inch Non-Touch All-in-One PC, HP EliteOne 800 G3 23.8-inch Non-Touch All-in-One PC, HP EliteOne 800 G3 23.8-inch Non-Touch All-in-One PC (ENERGY STAR), HP EliteOne 800 G3 23.8-inch Non-Touch All-in-One PC Bundle, HP EliteOne 800 G3 23.8-inch Non-Touch GPU All-in-One PC, HP EliteOne 800 G3 23.8-inch Touch All-in-One PC, HP EliteOne 800 G3 23.8-inch Touch All-in-One PC, HP EliteOne 800 G3 23.8-inch Touch All-in-One PC (ENERGY STAR), HP EliteOne 800 G3 23.8-inch Touch All-in-One PC Bundle, HP EliteOne 800 G3 23.8-inch Touch GPU All-in-One PC, HP MP9 G4 Retail System, HP Pro x2 612 G2, HP Pro x2 612 G2 Tablet, HP Pro x2 612 G2 with Keyboard, HP ProBook 430 G4 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 430 G4 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 430 G4 Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR), HP ProBook 440 G4 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 440 G4 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 440 G4 Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR), HP ProBook 440 G4 Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR) Bundle, HP ProBook 450 G4 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 450 G4 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 450 G4 Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR), HP ProBook 455 G4 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 455 G4 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 455 G4 Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR), HP ProBook 470 G4 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 470 G4 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 470 G4 Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR), HP ProBook 640 G3 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 640 G3 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 640 G3 Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR), HP ProBook 640 G3 Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR) Bundle, HP ProBook 645 G3 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 645 G3 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 645 G3 Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR), HP ProBook 650 G3 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 650 G3 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 650 G3 Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR), HP ProBook 650 G3 Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR) Bundle, HP ProBook 655 G3 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 655 G3 Notebook PC, HP ProBook 655 G3 Notebook PC (ENERGY STAR), HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Notebook PC, HP ProBook x360 11 G1 EE Notebook PC, HP ProDesk 400 G4 Desktop Mini PC, HP ProDesk 600 G4 Desktop Mini PC, HP ZBook 15 G4 Mobile Workstation, HP ZBook 15 G4 Mobile Workstation, HP ZBook 15 G4 Mobile Workstation (ENERGY STAR), HP ZBook 15 G4 Mobile Workstation Bundle, HP ZBook 15 Mobile Workstation, HP ZBook 15 Mobile Workstation, HP ZBook 15 Mobile Workstation (ENERGY STAR), HP ZBook 15 Mobile Workstation Bundle, HP ZBook 15u G4 Mobile Workstation, HP ZBook 15u G4 Mobile Workstation, HP ZBook 15u G4 Mobile Workstation (ENERGY STAR), HP ZBook 15u G4 Mobile Workstation Bundle, HP ZBook 17 G4 Mobile Workstation, HP ZBook 17 G4 Mobile Workstation, HP ZBook 17 G4 Mobile Workstation (ENERGY STAR), HP ZBook 17 G4 Mobile Workstation Bundle, HP ZBook Studio G4 Mobile Workstation, HP ZBook Studio G4 Mobile Workstation, HP ZBook Studio G4 Mobile Workstation (ENERGY STAR), HP ZBook Studio G4 Mobile Workstation Bundle

Operating systems affected : Not applicable

Software affected : Not applicable

Support Communication Cross Reference ID : IA05899218

HP Inc. shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. The information provided is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. To the extent permitted by law, neither HP or its affiliates, subcontractors or suppliers will be liable for incidental, special or consequential damages including downtime cost; lost profits; damages relating to the procurement of substitute products or services; or damages for loss of data, or software restoration. The information in this document is subject to change without notice. HP Inc. and the names of HP products referenced herein are trademarks of HP Inc. in the United States and other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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