Component Object Model (COM) Error – FVE_E_KEYFILE_INVALID 0x8031003D

In this post, you’ll learn about the error “FVE_E_KEYFILE_INVALID 0x8031003D” that is returned when working with COM based APIs or libraries in Windows.

COM Error Message

FVE_E_KEYFILE_INVALID 0x8031003D

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 BitLocker startup key or recovery password file provided is corrupt or invalid. Verify that you have the correct startup key or recovery password file and try again.