Over 1 million tech questions and answers.

Accidental deleting on Nas drive - Help needed

Q: Accidental deleting on Nas drive - Help needed

Hi I accidently deleted files on my Nas dive. its a LaCie Big Disk d2 1Tb (actually 2 500Gb disks inside). The programs Ive tried for recover lost data dosent support Nas drives (only drives inside the computer itself). Any one have a sudgesstion of how I can recreate the lost data?. i use a intel computer and are running Vista Home Premium. i have Netgear DG834N wireless router with built in adsl2+ modem. Everything is cable connected and working fine. I just need the almost 2 years of work that i deleted...
I know.. incredibly stupid but the web config tool is so sluggish and i just clicked away... HELP!

RELEVANCY SCORE 200
Preferred Solution: Accidental deleting on Nas drive - Help needed

I recommend downloading and running DRP. It's a recovery tool that has been proven to recover files that most other programs have no luck with. I've even recovered files from freshly formatted or partitioned drives.

You can download it direct from this link http://goo.gl/v51TwD. (This link will automatically start a download of DRP that you can save to your computer.)

A: Accidental deleting on Nas drive - Help needed

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 53.2

Other than TestDisk, what are some other free software downloads that
a person might try to recover data from a formatted drive? The drive was
formatted by accident.

This addresses an issue form one of my previous post but I have not
had any luck with TestDisk.

Thank you,
 

A:Free Drive Recovery programs for accidental drive format.

Please don't post duplicate threads. If your thread is in an inappropriate forum, please report it and a moderator will move it.

Continue the problem resolution here: http://forums.techguy.org/business-applications/871411-possable-recover-formatted-drive.html
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 51.6

Long story short, I was going to format my usb but I must have accidentally clicked on my C drive instead. Anyways, during the format of my only drive, a Samsung SSD, my computer crashed and I restarted it. I want originally worried because I thought I was formatting a 2gb usb flash drive. Afterward, my computer no longer detects my SSD in my bios. It's my SSD fried, or can I still save it?

A:accidental format of C drive

Hello and welcome iced dragoon I doubt if the drive is fried mate probably a bit confused I should say and I do hope you have data backed up.

So can you slip it into another machine and see if it is "seen" there?? If so then you can reformat and align it before doing a reinstall.
with this http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/113967-ssd-alignment.html

Once you have done that and the drive is ready then you can use this if you have no media
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

one advantage of this is you lose all the bloatware

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 51.6

So I accidentely fast formated a drive in my disk managment (I actually formated the wrong one)

But when it formated it had checked that it makes a backup in case of recovery of data... but I have no idea where the backup is and how to restore it?
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 50.8

A directory on our Ideacentre 70025ISH was accidental changed. It is in the Windows C: top level. It contains the following directories:boot, Drivers, efi, LangPacks, NewOS, Sources, Store, support, Updates, Work and three files:bootmgr, boomgr.efi, MediaMeta.xml If anyone knows, or could kindly check to see what the directory name should be, we would be most grateful! Thank you.  

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 50.8

hello back again this tine I accidentally formated my external drive and I want to know if ther is a recover program that will recover my drive back to same way it was before formatt thr ones i tried did not do that files are scattered and raw so is there one that will recover back to how it was before format thank you for answer
 

A:accidental external drive format

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 50.4

My 6 year old laptop running Windows 7 is out of warranty, so here i am seeking help as i am not very computer literate. All i need to know is how many partitioned drives came with my HP laptop. My niece was playing on my laptop without my knowledge and had accidentally formatted Drive-G... i know this much, that Drive-C is my main drive, and Drive-D is the recovery drive to restore my laptop... But what is Drive-G which is only about 101 MB in size? ... does it contain any crucial operating files or data that i need to restore back on to the G-drive, or can i ignore the lost data on Drive-G? I have never added any partitions to my laptop as that is beyond my ability. I tried using a free Data Recover software, and it identified about a couple of hundred files with 6 different types of file extension such as: f0020856.regf0021056_bootvhd.dkkf0021248_mediag.exe.muif0081920_bootresf0051186.dbff0081546.ttf Is this a virtual drive, a casche drive, or....? Can i ignore what was lost, or do i need to be concerned to pay for the Data Recovery software to restore those lost files? Thank you guys in advance for your help. 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 50.4

I am a computard and i was messing with stuff i shouldn't have been and i erased my floppy disk drive from existance. I was hoping someone would know how i can make my computer re-download it. thank you
 

A:accidental removal of floppy disk drive

Your description is a bit confusing.
- Is the floppy drive completely missing from the My Computer list?
OR
- Did you accidentally erase all the files from a floppy disk and need to recover them?

What exactly does "messing with stuff" mean?
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 50

Hi really sorry if this is the wrong place but need help.

I was adding a new drive to my PC's storage spaces only due to it being from and old laptop it had the reserved OEM partition so windows refused to add it, I went and used a partition software to delete all partitions on the drive so I could add it only as it was the same size and make as one of the other drives already in my storage space i stupidly chose the wrong one.

As you would expect the Storage space Pool failed and the dis was marked as disconnected only its not its there but had it table deleted. I have been googleing all night and have yet to find a way to repair this yet I know its there cos using the software from ReclaiMe Storage Spaces Recovery Software it detects the pool and can see all the stuff on it bit dosn't have and option to repair just recover I don't want to do this as it the the lack of space that caursed this

I have gone through the powershell route and have managed to change the drive from "Retired" to "Auto-Select" but am still not able to get the pool to repair of work.

someone said use testdisk but this finds the partition but its listed as "unknown" to I cant retrive this what am I missing?!?!?!
Thanks so much for any help on this

A:Accidental partition deletion on storage space drive.

I've had success with this one: Free Partition Recovery Software, Deleted Partition Recovery, Hard Disk Recovery, Free Disk Partition Recovery, Active Partition Recovery Software, NTFS Partition Recovery, Recovery Partition, Drive Partition Recovery, Hard Drive Partition Recovery T

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 49.6

I am having a problem here. I have the newest version of itunes (7.6.1 ) and when I delete a song from itunes it doesnt delete from my hard drive. So when I go to add my songs from my hard drive it brings back everything that I deleted. I have searched as much as I could and still have not found a fix to this problem. Can anyone help? I use my ipod alot and this is creating a nightmare for me.I basically want the song to delete my song from my hard drive when I delete from itunes. I read that previous versions have this feature but this version does not. I even tried downgrading to a previous version of itunes but it will not allow me to do so. Thanks in advance from your help.

A:Deleting Songs From Itunes Not Deleting From Hard Drive

Not being into itunes I'm not familiar with the file system or where it is stored, but the thought that came to mind is to see if they are showing up in the recycle bin. If so empty it and see what happens.

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 49.6

I am having a problem here. I have the newest version of itunes (7.6.1 ) and when I delete a song from itunes it doesnt delete from my hard drive. So when I go to add my songs from my hard drive it brings back everything that I deleted. I have searched as much as I could and still have not found a fix to this problem. Can anyone help? I use my ipod alot and this is creating a nightmare for me.I basically want the song to delete my song from my hard drive when I delete from itunes. I read that previous versions have this feature but this version does not. I even tried downgrading to a previous version of itunes but it will not allow me to do so. Thanks in advance from your help.

A:Deleting songs from itunes not deleting from hard drive

This may happen if you checked the "never ask me that question again" box after answering no when prompted to delete the file physically.

Stop iTunes, browse to C:\Documents and Settings\your user name\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes and delete iTunes.pref. This should delete all your preferences. Next time you delete a file you should be asked again whether you want to delete the file physically or not.

source : http://ask.metafilter.com/18737/How-...te-songs-again

I've never used iTunes, but I guess that if the iTunes.pref file is a plain text file you could also open it with notepad to locate and change the value of the related setting.

If that didn't work then you'll probably get better help on iTunes support forums : http://discussions.apple.com/categor...categoryID=149

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 49.2

Hi my advent monza t100laptop was turned off by my grandson shuting down and when I turned it back on I get aptio setup utility on screen and been told lost harddrive can I use my advent vsta harddrive and ry that in monza t100thanks

A:Hard Drive reported as empty after accidental power off during shutdown

What is the exact error message?
If your are getting the Setup Utility, then you probably still have the HDD and it is not lost. The HDD may, however have failed.
You can create an Ubuntu Live CD and boot off of that and it will allow you to browse your C: drive. This will also confirm that you do have a C: drive still and it is not lost. Then you can save any personal files to a USB HDD.
Once you are safely backed up, you can Run the Setup Utility and restore the computer to Factory Defaults. If that fails the HDD may need to be replaced and Windows will need to be reinstalled.

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 46.8

i have a lot of crap on my computer...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 10:37:08 AM, on 7/20/2004
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\ActionAgent.exe
C:\CFusionMX\runtime\bin\jrunsvc.exe
C:\CFusionMX\runtime\bin\jrun.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\cusrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\DMI\WIN32\bin\DellDmi.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\EventAgt.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\DLT.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\Iap.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Remote Desktop 32\CONNSRV.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exe
C:\dmi\win32\bin\Win32sl.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\System32\dpmw32.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\NWTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adaptec Shared\CreateCD\CreateCD50.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\E... Read more

A:help needed with deleting mxtarget

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 12:59:32 PM, on 7/20/2004
Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\ActionAgent.exe
C:\CFusionMX\runtime\bin\jrunsvc.exe
C:\CFusionMX\runtime\bin\jrun.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\cusrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\DMI\WIN32\bin\DellDmi.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\EventAgt.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\DLT.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\OpenManage\Client\Iap.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec_Client_Security\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Remote Desktop 32\CONNSRV.EXE
C:\WINNT\system32\regsvc.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\MSTask.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\stisvc.exe
C:\dmi\win32\bin\Win32sl.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\WBEM\WinMgmt.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINNT\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINNT\System32\dpmw32.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\NWTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\SYMANT~1\vptray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adaptec Shared\CreateCD\CreateCD50.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniP... Read more

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 46.8

Hey guys,

My friend has a clan that me and him are in and we do not have a dedicated server for the clan. A dedicated server is a server that has to be kept up 24/7 with the computer on all day without turning it off, doing other things, etc.

Well my friend has a laptop and he wants to set a dedicated server on it. Well with a laptop, the ping for the server should be pretty bad, right? Right, so he wants to DELETE everything that he doesn't need on it except to always keep his internet on and to have the game installed.

He doesn't want the Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Paint, etc. All he wants is the stuff to boot up the computer, and the stuff that makes his internet on.

So please help us out here and will someone be nice enough to tell us what folders and files to go in and just completely delte. Remember, all he wants is the stuff to boot up the computer, and the stuff that makes his internet on.

THANK YOU SO MUCH! I WOULD BE DEAD WITHOUT YOU GUYS!
 

A:Deleting All Files Not Needed To...

Read other 8 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 46.8

hello, I have windows xp professional which I use at home. I keep getting spam which is headed "messenger service" some of the spam is horrible and I want to get rid of it. Can you please tell me how to delete it. Thanks
 

A:help needed! deleting messenger

Read other 13 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 46

I recently backed up my files to the Recovery D drive (Back up and Restore center). It failed as I did not have enough memory to complete the op. I've since uninstalled programs that I do not normall use, but still only have 20MB free out of the 10GB drive. I'm trying to go into the user files to delete folders which contain pictures that I want to delete to free up room. BUt when I click on the folder and try to delete it, I get an error message indicating that I do not have enough memory to complete the operation. So how do I delete these folders (that contain a ton of pics)?? Any help would be appreciated!

A:Help needed in deleting backup files

As suggested by richc46 I tried to delete one pic at a time; however I am still receiving an error message indicating that there is not enough disk space to perform this operation. Any other ideas?

Read other 8 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 46

So right now I want to format my computer and I am.
Right now I am at the part where you can create/delete partitions.

What I see right now is this.
Unpartitioned Space 7MB
D: Partition 2 [NTFS] 182001 MB (181831 MB free)
C: Partition 1 (PRESARIO_RP) [FAT32] 8771MB (598 MB free)
Ok so I have two exact computers In my house and one of the disks I used to format wasn't working and was scratched so it got messed up at the end and I quit the installation.
So now that up there happened.

I want to know : Where do I install? Can I delete the other ones after picking the one I need to install in? And do I need to download something else after I delete those, like Partition 1.

HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.
 

A:Deleting Partitions when Formatting! HELP NEEDED!~~~

Hiya Saonjeke.C: Partition 1 (PRESARIO_RP) [FAT32] 8771MB (598 MB free) IS THE RECOVERY PARTITION.
The recovery partition holds an image of the factory installation.Usually
the HP recovery process will give you a choice as to whether to do a
partial restore - just the operating system, retaining your data and
programs - or a full destructive restore which returns the computer to
factory condition.

With most HPs, pressing F10 when starting the computer will put you into
HP's recovery process. HP also gives you the opportunity to create one set
of physical recovery disks (DVDs are preferable because of the size) which
you should do immediately if you have not already done so. You want the
physical restore media in case your hard drive dies. A new hard drive will
be blank of course and not hold the recovery image.
 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 46

Hi everyone!

I had WinXP on C: partition, after some time I added Win7 and installed it on F: partition of the same hdd, and kept winXP because i didn't have printer drivers for win7. I tried to move win7 with Norton Ghost but when I tried to reboot from the new hdd i got the message ntldr missing. I think this is about XP, but not sure. So I did nothing.

Now I got a new printer, and a new (and faster) hdd. I want do remove XP and move my win7 to the new hdd. Can I format the C: partition, will it mess up win7? Would formatting help moving Win7 to another hdd? How can I do all this?

Edit: XP Pro+SP3, Win7 Ultimate 32-bit

A:Help needed! Deleting XP and moving win7

I honestly would suggest that you simply wipe the entire hard drive with KillDisk and re-install Windows 7 and start over.

I think you will pay dearly for all of this OS movement in the short term. KillDisk may take a few hours; the re-install of 7 < 1 hour flat.

KillDisk - http://www.killdisk.com/downloadfree.htm

Make bootable KillDisk ISO CD w/ ImgBurn -
ImgBurn - http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download



Regards. . .

jcgriff2

.

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 45.6

Having had problems with my previous AV program and reading on these forums positive results about Avira Antivir Free I decided to uninstall the one I had and install Antivir instead. After installation and reboot I let Antivir scan my PC. It found nothing other than two warnings. These warnings were for the following two files, C:\hiberfil.sys and C:\pagefile.sys I did a search on Google and found several links giving instructions to delete these two files for various reasons.

I thought before I take these steps I would come here and ask you clever chaps for your opinion and advice regarding the deletion or not of the two files mentioned.
Thanks in advance for any help offered,
Bluesjunior.

A:Deleting Hiberfil.sys And Pagefile.sys Advice Needed?

hiberfil.sys is the file that Hibernation stores your info in when you hibernate the computer. The safest way to delete it is to turn off Hibernation in your power settings, then reboot and turn it back on.pagefile.sys is the virtual memory for your computer and the computer uses this to augment your onboard RAM if it needs it. To delete it and start over, try the directions here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...st&p=3898452) Use this technique to "reset" your pagefile:a) Go to Start...Run...and type in "sysdm.cpl" (without the quotes) and press Enter. -Then click on the Advanced tab, -then on the Performance Settings Button, -then on the next Advanced tab, -then on the Virtual Memory Change button. In this window, note down the current settings for your pagefile (so you can restore them later on). -Then click on the "No paging file" radio button, and - then on the "Set" button. Be sure, if you have multiple hard drives, that you ensure that the paging file is set to 0 on all of them. -Click OK to exit the dialogs.c) Reboot (this will remove the pagefile from your system)d) Then go back in following the directions in step a) and re-enter the settings that you wrote down in step . Follow the steps all the way through (and including) the reboot.e) Once you've rebooted this second time, go back in and check to make sure that the settings are as they're supposed to be.

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 45.2

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16635
Run by Doug McBride at 17:58:02 on 2013-08-08
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3562.1515 [GMT -5:00]
.
AV: Kaspersky PURE 2.0 *Enabled/Outdated* {C3113FBF-4BCB-4461-D78D-6EDFEC9593E5}
SP: Kaspersky PURE 2.0 *Enabled/Updated* {7870DE5B-6DF1-4BEF-ED3D-55AD9712D958}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: Kaspersky PURE 2.0 *Enabled* {FB2ABE9A-01A4-4539-FCD2-C7EA1246D49E}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\windows\SysWOW64\AstSrv.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky PURE 2.0\avp.exe
C:\program files (x86)\toshiba\wireless lan indicator\tosindicator.exe
C:\windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\InfoWatch\CryptoStorage\ProtectedObjectsSrv.exe
C:\windows\system32\svchost.ex... Read more

A:Malware Removal Help Needed - deleting ie, music & pictures

Hello there, Masterk3y! Welcome to TSF.

I am looking over your logs and will get back to you as soon as I can. In the meantime, could you please describe in more detail the problems you have been having with your computer?

Also, if you have not done so already, you may wish to subscribe to this thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant Notification, then click Subscribe.

To help make this fix go as smoothly as possible, please do not run any scans, use any tools, or install/uninstall any applications unless requested.

Even if your symptoms seem to disappear at some point during this fix, please stay with me until I confirm the infection is gone. An infection could still be present on your system even if there are no obvious signs.

Please be patient with me during the course of this fix, as it will likely require multiple steps to completely remove your infection.

During this process, read each of my posts carefully before you continue. If you have any questions about any of the instructions I give you, please ask them before you begin.

Also please note that this forum is very busy; if I don't hear back from you within three days, this thread will be closed.

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 43.2

Hi all,
I recently bought a WD My Book Essential Edition external hard drive and wanted to change it from FAT32 to NTFS. I was following instructions given on WDs website, however the directions weren't entirely clear (of course only noticed after the fact). I right clicked on My Computer, clicked manage and used Disk Manager. The instructions said to find the drive, right click on it and click delete partition. It didn't mention however, to do that with bottom part of the screen and not the top. So, I think I just deleted the logical drive.

It shows up on the device manager and the "Safely Remove Hardware" window, but the drive letter no longer shows up under My Computer.

Is there a way to fix this? Or did I just buy a $120 paper weight?

Thanks,

PaveFE
 

A:Solved: External Hard Drive - Deleting partition, but accidently deleted logical drive

Read other 16 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 42

Apologies if this has been asked and answered many times before, but i have not been able to successfully hunt out a solution to my query.

I am looking to extend my C drive partition (about 60GB in size) by deleting the D drive, and then extending C to just be one larger drive. Below is a screen shot my my disk management:



When I right click on the D drive, "delete volume" is grayed out. I have not been able to find out why, or how to enable it to be deleted.

I have already backed up and deleted the majority of the data from the D drive in anticipation of deleting it, but there were two program files that I have been unable to delete, even with administrator access.

Basically I just want the end result to be a larger C drive, as there are a few programs I have been unable to change default settings on that keep saving data there (iTunes for one) and think it would just be easier if the drive was just one large drive.

If anyone can help me I would be grateful.

Thanks
James

A:How to extend Drive C partition by deleting Drive D

Remove pagefile from D and try again.

Computer - Properties - Advanced System Settings - Performance Settings - Advanced - Change

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40

Hello peeps, I'm wondering if someone can help me. I am running Windows Vista with SP2. When I open my "Computer" window displaying the drives on my pc, I noticed that a game that I mounted a few days before using I believe Poweriso or Magiciso, the drive and game was still there. It says : "DVD Drive (K:)", and under that says "0 bytes free of 5.83 GB". Also it's the icon of the game. When I right click and hit eject, the game icon changes to a normal empty DVD drive icon, but then when I close and reopen the folder, the game icon is back. I have no idea how to get rid of these files, I just want to delete them because it's taking up 5.83GB of space on my pc. Can someone please help me, Ill respond quickly if more info is needed. Thank you all!!

A:I need Help deleting a Virtual drive.

I figured it out, so don't worry about it. Thanks.

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40

When my old computer burned out a few months back I went and got a new one and threw my old HD in as a Slave drive. What Im wondering is can I delete the old windows files off my old drive or is there some I need to keep? Both computers had XP on them.
 

A:Deleting files on old drive

jmichaud said:

When my old computer burned out a few months back I went and got a new one and threw my old HD in as a Slave drive. What I'm wondering is can I delete the old windows files off my old drive or is there some I need to keep? Both computers had XP on them.Click to expand...

Nope, format it. only files you may want to save is personal files. other then that nothing on that drive you would need to keep far as the OS on the new computer is concerned with
 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40

Hi, this problem just occured recently.. I have two hard drives on my PC.. The C Drive, and a D drive. For some reason I am not able to delete files or folders from the root drive on D. Tells me Access is denied.. Make sure drive is not full, etc. I have no idea what has happened. Any help is appreciated Running XP Home SP2.. Thanks
 

A:Deleting From Root Drive

BTW, I am the moderator.. Only user on this PC. And unlocker does delete and rename the files but when your deleting thousands of files, it takes days to do it that way.
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40

Hi, i have an unwanted drive that suddenly appeared in my computer.

i keep receiving this error

Explorer.exe - there is no disk.
There is no drive in Drive M. Please insert a drive to continue

and i have options to try again, cancel or continue.

i have no such drive and there is no data in it

is there any way i can delete this drive?
 

A:Deleting a drive in My Computer

Is there a possibility you have flash memory readers connected to the computer, either built in or even in the printer?
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40

My computer has a back up (D) drive. I have made a copy of it & was wanting to delete/format this drive. Can I do this without a problem?
 

A:deleting a back up drive

When you say 'backup drive', is it a partition that you created? IF yes, delete the stuff on it. If not, I would doubt that you should delete it, as it will have been created by the system manufacturer (Dell etc) so that you can restore the computer to its original condition should it mess up for whatever reason. You should also have a restore disk that came with it.

Scorp.
 

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40

I recently bought two 8 GB USB drives to store mp3 files. I can copy all the files across to them okay but if ejected and plugged into my laptop again only about half the artist folders are on the drive and only about half of those contain any files. This happens with both USB drives. Any ideas as to what's going on? Are the drives just duff?

A:USB drive 'deleting' files

Are you using the safely eject option? Just want to confirm for sure.

Read other 5 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40

Hi there, I am having some problems here. The thing I need to do is boot up d:/ not c:/ I am running vista on both drives, but d:/ has all of my stuff on it. If I could get rid of the C:/ drive completley (maybe keep the space as a backup or something)

The problem seems to be that C:/ is set as the default, is there any way around it? Is there a way to switch the drive names or anything?
 

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40

im having 160 GB HDD and in that 10 GB has been allocated to the recovery and i dont want it as i want to save it in the DVDs.please help me out in deleting the that drive and also help me how to store recovery in the discs..
thanks

A:about deleting recovery drive

Who is the manufacture of your computer.

Read other 12 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40

I know deleting the recovery partition is not recommended, but it seems to be the only way to address the space issue I'm having with this machine. I have made a mirror image of the entire drive -- with the exception of the recovery drive -- and also rescue media that will boot into WindowsPE. The image is saved on an external drive and I plan to make new images monthly to stay up to date.  Can I use something like EaseUS Partition Master to remove this drive? Should I leave it on the machine except reduce the size, in case an update comes along that wants to put something in there? (That's what happened with a Windows 10 Update that expanded the drive beyond its limits, creating all sorts of problems.) Thanks in advance for your help!Lauren My Edit: I forgot to mention that I dealt with the original issue of the overloaded recovery drive in another thread on this board and received excellent help there, but it hasn't had any follow-up and my issue isn't completely resolved yet, so I'm posting again with the specific problems I'm now facing.

Read other answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40

I made a 35Gb ::X drive and I do not need it/don't remember the password lol and I was wondering if I could delete that so I can get that space back?
 

A:Deleting truecrypt drive?

I believe you can reformat that partition and lose the data on it but reclaim the space. I'm just going from memory here so I might be wrong.
 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40

so i just deleted my d drive which was partitioned and there is this unallocated space and right now i want to restore that space back to the c drive so that there isnt 2 local drives and just one c drive with the 100gb not 2 local drives that are 50gb . if that makes any sense at all. may someone please help me =]]
 

A:deleting partitioned drive.

You need software that can handle that, Windows can't naitively do that. An example would be Partition Magic, a Free example would be gparted.
 

Read other 11 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40

Do you know how to increase my C drive without deleting some important data or programs? In fact, yesterday, when I attempted to install a newly download program, a message popped out and told me there was a low disk space problem. I had also checked my C drive space. There was really 597MB of free space left. So, I just want to increase this drive successfully. Do you how I can do that? Any advice could be greatly appreciated here. Thank you!
 

A:How to increase my C drive without deleting something?

Open up My Computer and tell us if there is any available space on another hard drive.
 

Read other 4 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 40

Hi, i have an unwanted drive that suddenly appeared in my computer.

i keep receiving this error

Explorer.exe - there is no disk.
There is no drive in Drive M. Please insert a drive to continue

and i have options to try again, cancel or continue.

i have no such drive and there is no data in it

is there any way i can delete this drive?

i am operating on windows xp home edition service pack 1a
 

A:Deleting a drive in My Computer

Did you reciently install a card reader, multi-function printer with a card reader, mp3 player, digital camera, or anything else with a flash card?
 

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 39.6

Hey Guys,

I have a netbook which I want to recycle however it has been used for business purposes and I want to properly format the drive. The issue I have is that it does not have a CD drive nor does it have a working screen. I have connected the hard drive to external display and manually deleted all files from the computer but I know this is not really 'deleting' anything.

How can I format the drive from within Windows? Unfortunately I cannot get bios to display on the external display so I can not do anything from DOS or Bios simply because I can't see anything!

My latest attempt has been to use Active KillDisk to create a bootable USB however this is when I ran into the issue of the Bios and DOS not displaying, it will only display once windows has been loaded.

Any ideas?
 

A:Solved: Help needed to securely format hard drive - no screen or CD drive

Read other 7 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 39.6

Sorry i have looked everywhere and cant find anything to sum up how to do this.

I want to basically restart my computer and start from scratch again.
I have all the cd's that came with my computer, and i am running vista.
I dont want to have any of my personal files anymore just the bare essientals that came with my computer. How would i go about doing that?

Once again im sorry if this isnt the right place to go about doing this.
 

A:Solved: Deleting hard drive

nolby,
it would help anyone trying to help you to post the make and model of your pc on your personal page, in your sig line or in the thread where you ask your question,
different units have different keys to be pressed,
you say you have all your discs, that is a really good start, [a lot of people seem to 'misplace' them],
 

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 39.6

I have a Seagate Free Agent Go Flex Desk 1.5 TB External drive that I was using to back up my old tower. I have since retired that tower and want to use the Seagate on my new tower. I want to delete all data from the drive and start with a clean drive as I will be backing up a 1 TB internal HDD and a internal 128 GB SSD that are in my new tower. There seems to be some kind of lock on the files and it wont allow me to delete them. I know there are files on the drive that I need to use so I cant wipe the thing clean. Is there something I'm doing wrong? or something I need to do? Any assistance or suggestions would be a big help. Thanks for reading this and have a great Thanksgiving
 

A:Deleting data on a back up drive

You may need to take ownership of the files.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753659.aspx
 

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 39.6

Hi everyone,

I just signed up to post on these forums hoping that somebody out there could help me! I'm at residence at school, about 2 hrs away from home.

About a month ago my dad moved all my files from another hard drive to this computer's drive D:, and my operating system Windows XP Pro runs on drive C:. On my previous computer (from which all the files originated) the files were also on a 2nd drive partitioned from the drive with the operating system, but were fine then. Now, the problem I have been encountering with ALL files on drive D: is that I can't delete any of them (unless I do it manually by using the command prompt and typing each file name i want to delete.) An error box pops up saying "Cannot delete file ___. Cannot find specified path. Make sure you specify the correct path." This happens with every file I try to delete. I remember my dad saying that he installed the Service Pack 2 and that it caused some problems with the computer but I can't recall what...

If anyone has any idea what the problem is and how I could fix it, please let me know!! I would appreciate it very much.

Thanks a lot,
Amanda
 

A:Problems deleting ANY files on drive D:

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 39.6

Is there any risk associated with deleting the "recovery" partition of the hard drive? I am looking to free up some space on the primary drive. Could I move it to an external drive, to later put it back on the primary drive if needed?
 

A:Deleting the recovery drive partition

You can easily backup the partition onto an external drive, then if you ever happen to need it, just place it back onto the hard and use it to recover your OS.

I.. Err. Forgot the name of the free program that you should be able to use for this, but at least Acronis True Image, or its free light version, Maxblast 5 (only usable if you have Seagate or Maxtor drives in your system) should be capable of this.
 

Read other 2 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 39.6

Initially, i installed Windows 7 in a new partition - N and left Vista in C drive until i was sure i wanted to switch. Does anyone know the proper or workable way to do it.

I'd like to do it in a way that I don't have to reinstall anything.

Is there a solution without a new install of Windows 7 in to C?

A:Deleting Vista - moving Win 7 Pro to Drive C

Not really.

Your registry, and countless other ini files, et al, contain hard coded references to N:\*

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 39.6

Hi
i am wanting to know what files and folders are safe to remove from c drive
i have been doing a lot of downloading i have removed the program using unistall but my c drive still seem to bee getting full. i dont know what half the folders mean or what they are for so please help,
and if i can have step bu step help, still learning
thanks
jen
 

A:Deleting file folders from C drive

2haka said:

Hi
I am wanting to know what files and folders are safe to remove from C: drive.
I have been doing a lot of downloading. I have removed the programs using unistall but my C: drive still seems to be getting full. I don't know what half the folders mean or what they are for, so please help, and if I can have step by step help, still learning.

Thanks

Jen Click to expand...

Hello Jen, hope this is clear to you:

Clean Up
 

Read other 1 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 39.6

Well hello,

I have a general enquiry about some 2-3 year old hd's I have at the moment that am in the process of cleaning up. Some of them contain like 100,000 of files in folders (e.g. i had backed up a music programs installation folder for the purpose to remember the apps and individual settings. Other contain random data, be it a movie, an mp3, a doc, programs, linux documents e.g c files... and many many other.
The thing is that when i select to delete the files/folders (not all together, but eg. 10 out of 100 folders and verify that i have all that i need from each), system may take upto 5-10 min to bring up the popup asking for the verification/confirmation to delete the files as they are too long/big for the recycle. This seems a bit odd, being that the files/folders sometimes are no more than 1-2 gig. One folder that contained 80,000 files at about 20 gig, took 10+ min to confirm for deletion. I would expect it on this case, but not on the smaller sized folders.
Is such an action normal? Also in many cases It comes with an error saying "Error Deleting file or folder : Cannot delete filename/folder" Access is denied. Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and the the file is not currently in use."

In normal days and cases, i wouldn't worry about something like this, but I was thinking that maybe the drive is starting to mailfuntion or not. The drives seem clean from viral infestation .. since i kinda trust avast+comodo anti... Read more

A:Hard Drive deleting files

How about defragging them
 

Read other 6 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 39.6

A new flash drive. Transferring mp3's to drive. Successfully made several folders of various artists music. On checking back, some of the new folders contained copies of previously loaded folders instead of the mp3's I thought I had loaded into them. Now they will not delete from the flash drive- I get the Big Red Cross - uh huh - I cannot get rid of them. Any help gratefuly received from a pretty much novice user.
 

A:Deleting files from flash drive

You could try restarting your computer and deleting them. If that doesn't work try using a different computer to delete them. The files you are trying to delete may be in use.
 

Read other 3 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 39.6

Hello,

I managed to reinstall windows to my recovery drive instead of my OS drive.

I have since reinstalled windows to the OS drive and recovery and would now like to remove the additional copy of windows from the recovery drive.

I cannot format the drive.

I have changed the ownership of the drive from trusted installer to me.

I have changed the file permissions so that I have full control.

Now when I try to delete these files instead of telling me that I need permission from trusted installer, it tells me I need permission from me, which is somewhat annoying.

Any help is much appreciated.

A:Deleting Files on Recvery Drive E

It'll help if you post a snipshot of the disk management window.

Read other 9 answers
RELEVANCY SCORE 39.6

I have several external drives that I want to give to a friend. When info is "deleted," does it still remain on the drive like a hard drive, or is the drive really wiped clean? ec

Read other answers