Bitlocker Drive Encryption Filter Driver (fvevol) Service Defaults in Windows 7

Bitlocker Drive Encryption Filter Driver.

Default Settings

Startup type:Boot
Display name:Bitlocker Drive Encryption Filter Driver
Service name:fvevol
Service type:kernel
Error control:critical
Group:PnP Filter
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\DRIVERS\fvevol.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\fvevol

Default Behavior

Bitlocker Drive Encryption Filter Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows 7 it is being loaded by Boot Loader before Kernel initialization. If Bitlocker Drive Encryption Filter Driver fails to load, Windows 7 attempts to write the error data into Event Log and restart the computer, using the Last Known Good configuration. If the Last Known Good configuration is not valid, Windows 7 startup ends with a Stop error. If you remove or disable the fvevol service, Windows 7 won't start.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Bitlocker Drive Encryption Filter Driver

1. Select your Windows 7 edition and service pack, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win7_fvevol_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The fvevol service is using the fvevol.sys file that is located in the %WinDir%\System32\DRIVERS folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows 7 installation media.