Component Object Model (COM) Error – FVE_E_FIPS_PREVENTS_RECOVERY_PASSWORD 0x80310037

In this post, you’ll learn about the error “FVE_E_FIPS_PREVENTS_RECOVERY_PASSWORD 0x80310037” 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.

The Group Policy setting requiring FIPS compliance prevents a local recovery password from being generated or used by BitLocker Drive Encryption. When operating in FIPS-compliant mode, BitLocker recovery options can be either a recovery key stored on a USB drive or recovery through a data recovery agent.