How to fix “eepc has been corrupted” Error

This tutorial teaches you how to fix the EEPC has been corrupted error that occurs on Windows computers. It is a rather peculiar error that appears on McAfee enabled devices (mostly). However, there are a few things that you can try to help resolve the issue before you take your computer to the workshop. In the next few pages, you will learn the causes of the error and the some of the possible solutions to fixing the corrupted EEPC. Click through for more.

What does EEPC error mean?

According to McAfee, the “EEPC has been corrupted” error displays when you restart a client system after you upgrade Endpoint Encryption for PC (EEPC) from any version earlier than 5.1.7 to EEPC 5.2.12. You may also encounter the SafeBoot has been corrupted error 92h, however, there is no need to worry; this guide will also fix the SafeBoot has been corrupted error 92h.

Causes of the EEPC corruption

Only EEPC 5.1.7 and later are supported to upgrade directly to EEPC 5.2.12. The sporadic nature of this issue is related to the amount of low memory (below 640K) that is available in the BIOS and whether the system has a BIOS that allows installing additional disk extensions in low memory.

Some of these BIOS extensions occupy the top part of low memory just below 640K. Because the EEPC boot code loads into low memory, it can overwrite those BIOS disk extensions if it is too large. This causes disk access to fail with the 92h error above. In some cases, the system may become unresponsive.

How to avoid the eepc has been corrupted error?

The upgrade fails with EEPC 5.2.12 and later because the bootcode in EEPC 5.2.12 is too large for the sectors reserved by the SbClientManager in EEPC versions earlier than EEPC 5.1.7. To avoid corrupting your Endpoint Encryption for PC (EEPC) interface McAfee advises that you first upgrade to a version of EEPC later than 5.1.7 (including EEPC 5.2.11) before you upgrade to EEPC 5.2.12. If however you already updated with an unsupported version Mcafee offers a simple solution to the issue.

Too late, what to do?

If you are already trying to fix the eepc has been corrupted error, McAfee advises that you perform an emergency boot using WinTech or  SafeTech. You can follow a detailed walkthrough of the steps needed to this by following this guide or this one. Thanks for reading: How to fix “eepc has been corrupted” Error.