Component Object Model (COM) Error – FVE_E_DE_PROTECTION_NOT_YET_ENABLED 0x803100CB

In this post, you’ll learn about the error “FVE_E_DE_PROTECTION_NOT_YET_ENABLED 0x803100CB” that is returned when working with COM based APIs or libraries in Windows.

COM Error Message


What is COM?

Microsoft’s COM stands for Component Object Model. Component Object Model (COM) is a networked, object-oriented framework for building interoperable binary software components.   Microsoft’s OLE (compound documents), ActiveX (Internet-enabled components), and other products are built on the COM base technology.

Error Description

Below is the description of this COM Error.

Protection has not been enabled on the volume. Enabling protection requires a connected account. If you already have a connected account and are seeing this error, please refer to the event log for more information.