New SSD: Cannot enable FileVault

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by DennisMadsen, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. DennisMadsen macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2010
    I've just replaced my HDD with a SSD in my MBP. Before replacing the drives I did a clone of my HDD to my SSD using Carbon Copy Cloner.

    When I now try to enable FileVault in Lion I get this error:
    FileVault can’t be turned on for the disk “Macintosh HD”.
    Some disk formats don’t support the recovery partition required by encryption. To use encryption, reinstall this version of Mac OS X on a reformatted disk.

    Does anybody know why?
  2. DennisMadsen thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2010
    I inserted my Lion CD and reinstalled the OS. FileVault works fine now.
  3. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2009
    New York, USA

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