In a Intel server from 2013 with Windows Server 2012 I installed a TPM Module last week. After that I enabled Bitlocker for one 2TB drive. It took many hours but at that time the rest of the server was running normal and was usable. I don't know how many hours it took because I left it running over night.
Yesterday I enabled Bitlocker on the C Drive. This is a RAID1 array with 1TB HDDs (not SSD). When I enabled it it showed a window that it is recommended to test this first. To do this I should click yes and restart the PC. I did this. It restarted right away and came up with an error but also the info that I should try it again. I know things like this happen with Windows from time to time so I clicked again to enable Bitlocker and it should test it and then I restarted the server. And that was about 16 hours ago and the server is still restarting. The blue four square Windows symbol is on the screen and the HDD light is flickering and continues flickering since many hours.
Does anybody of you have an idea if this is normal and how long this will take?
I don't want to press the off button to stop this only to discover that then the server maybe does not start anymore or maybe the waiting continues.
Any thoughts are appreciated. In theory people should work on that server again this morning and I like to solve this ASAP.