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Old 10-31-2009, 07:44 AM   #1
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Hi,

Im new to these forum, so please bear with me. I attempted to clear some files from my d:\ drive (recovery) and I deleted the entire drive. So I went and did a restore from a previous save and the drive was still not viewable under my computer. The reason I tried this was due to the drive being full and I was unable to create a new restore point. I performed this action under administrative tools.

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Did you look in the recycle bin?

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yep not there
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Bring up an elevated admin cmd/DOS prompt -
START | type cmd.exe | RIGHT-click on cmd.exe | select "run as admin" - then paste or type -

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dir d:\ /a /s > %temp%\1 & start notepad %temp%\1

A notepad will open after 30-60+ seconds and will hopefully list the contents of drive d:

Anything there?

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the notepad came up , but there was nothing listed on the notepad. And to make sure I did it right I went to Start the run and typed (dir d:\ /a /s > %temp%\1 & start notepad %temp%\1) and after that again the notepad was shown but there was nothing on it
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Hi-

Unfortunately, nothing in the notepad = nothing on the drive.

How was it deleted?

Run msinfo32 - save as NFO file -
START | type msinfo32 - save w/ NFO file ext

Attach zipped NFO to next post

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I deleted the d:\ from the comntrol panel in administrative tools under what i suppose was the administratie permissions, i dont have it locked, cause im the only person ever on this PC
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I had a little issue saving it from the save link on top, so i copied the screen and placed it on the paint and saved it as a jpeg file, i hope this might help a little
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maybe this one is better
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msinfo32 shows
c: = 400 GB
d: = nothing
e: = DVD

The deletion of d: seems to be complete and accepted by the system. I don't see any way here to successfully retrieve the entire recovery drive outside of re-installing the OS using your OEM DVD.

I don't see any short term problems running the system as-is. The recovery DVD is just as good as the recovery drive. One is not Dependant on the other.

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Well thanks for the info, i dont have the OEM DVD, so I guess I will just take it as it is. Is there any chance you could remove the zip file that displays all of my info.

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Hi Chris -

Attach removed.

What happened to the space from d: ?

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Im not sure, but it seems odd cause my c drive is 400 gig, and the system says 200+ is used, but im not sure why cause I can only view 40 gig ive used, so im not sure?

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also thanks for removing the zip file
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Check disk management -
START | diskmgmt.msc

Is there a partition named 'raw'?
Anything related to d:?
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it shows disc 0 - HP(C:)
disc 1 -
Removable (J:)
no media

CD-ROM 0
DVD (E)
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also shows a blue bar related to the C drive as primary partition
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Can you take a screenshot & attach to post?
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Here it is a view of it
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Just a suggestion.
If you do not have the recovery DVD, you should have had the option to make one.
Did you?
If not, you maybe able to get one from the manufacture.
I am assuming this is an HP computer (C: drive is named HP).
What is the make and model of the computer?
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