Component Object Model (COM) Error – FVE_E_KEYFILE_NO_VMK 0x8031003E

In this post, you’ll learn about the error “FVE_E_KEYFILE_NO_VMK 0x8031003E” 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 BitLocker encryption key cannot be obtained from the startup key or recovery password. Verify that you have the correct startup key or recovery password and try again.