"In the first installment of this two-part tutorial
series, we learned some of the basics of configuring TrueCrypt, a
free open source disk encryption tool, similar to the BitLocker
feature in the Enterprise and Ultimate editions of Windows. After
outlining the three different encryption methods, we configured the
easiest method--file container.
"In this second and final part, we’ll discuss more complex
methods and see how to configure TrueCrypt to automatically
"As discussed in the previous installment, you can encrypt
either an entire drive or just a partition of a drive. Encrypting a
non-system drive or partition (where Windows is not installed)
doesn’t really give you many benefits over the easier file
container method. However, if you plan to regularly use drive
encryption, you might consider it."