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Q: Solved: Accidentally deleted wrong partition.

Was fixing to re-install windows, and I found I accidentally deleted the partition that was my external drive. I did not install windows, or format it, but when I rebooted windows, I cannot access it. It simply says. this disk is not formatted, would you like to format it now. I know of a way to recover the files, and copy to another disk, but as I am presently out of disk space, is there a way to fix the partition that was deleted. Hoping to do this cheaply. I might spend 15.00 for a program, but am shooting for a simple method... any help appreciated.

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A: Solved: Accidentally deleted wrong partition.

there is no simple way to reclaim your lost partition if you're not under linux.
there is however a small utility that might help you if want to give it a try;
it's called TESTDISK and claim to be able to undelete lost partition table.... here's the site --> http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk_Download

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I essentially decided to use my hard-drive for two different forms of Windows XP 32 and 64-bit. This was some time ago, and it ended up with the 64-bit partition (C:\) as my system partition. The 32-bit partition (E:\) was considered a logical drive, and I used it almost entirely, due to the fact that my CD Key for 64-bit will no longer work, for whatever reason.

Eventually, I decided that I needed the space from the old, unused 64-bit partition, and since both partitions had Windows installed on them, I thought it'd be no problem to just delete 64-bit and merge the remaining space with my 32-bit partition.

Unfortunately, before I got that far, I found out that my 32-bit partition no longer will boot. After reading up on it, I found out about the system partition and all that stuff that I messed up by deleting the 64-bit partition.

I've tried to use the recovery console via boot CD, but when using BootCFG, the /SCAN function doesn't recognize the 32-bit partition. I've verified that the files are still there (installed another partition with windows and checked via explorer), but even with an edited boot.ini, the Windows XP Home Edition 32-bit partition won't boot beyond the blue screen, windows logo after "Welcome".

Is there anyway to salvage and fix the partition? I'd rather avoid losing all the driver installations and registry keys I have on the other partition, and would much rather just make that drive the system partition... Read more

A:Multiboot, Accidentally deleted System Partition. Cannot boot other partition

Oh. Also, when in Windows Setup, the 32-bit partition in question can be seen, and is stated as "in a format not suitable to Windows Installation" or similar. I can enter it in Recovery Console, but it does not recognize that Windows is installed on it. Partition table?

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Hello everyone!

I had a dual boot on my laptop (running windows 7 and arch linux). I decided to get rid of the linux partitions and accidentally deleted the EFI partition. As a result, my laptop now doesn't recognize that there is any operating system on the computer.

What I have tried: I am currently using this: http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/52515-windows-8-cant-start-due-missing-efi-partition.html and the post by Genet with Option 3 since I allocated the space back to my disk C. I am running into an error part way thru the solution though where after I do "create partition efi size=260", it comes back with "MSR and EFI partitions are only supported on GPT disks. Convert the selected disk to GPT and try again". I don't know if I want to do that because its my local disk C...don't want to mess that up and change the format of that.

Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

A:Accidentally deleted EFI partition

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I recently partitioned my Asus ROG G750JW into 2 main parts: One 300GB for a mackintosh, and one 6** (remaining space) for windows 8. That worked fine, until I tried to format what I thought was random partition with a size of 128MBs. I believe this to be the EFI partition, and you know what that does. I cannot boot to windows 8 or mac, and windows boot manager no longer shows up in BIOS. I have a windows 8 reinstall disk and the hackintosh install disk. When trying to refresh from the windows reinstall disk, I get an error saying that the disk is locked. What I need to know is if there is any way to restore this without erasing my hard drive. I do not have access to a windows computer (I can if I have to, but it wouldn't be ideal), but do have access to a mac. I don't have restore points, even if I did they are on the now one-huge partition, which by the way is listed as MBR format. Thanks in advance, -AJ

A:(Accidentally) Deleted EFI Partition, can't boot.

Do you have something you can boot and get into a command prompt for Windows? If so, you may be able to recreate the MSR partition.

If you can, run Diskpart and list the disks and select the correct one with the install, probably disk 0. Then list the partitions and copy that listing and post it next time.

lis dis
sel dis 0
lis par


What might be happening is you removed a partition in a sequence which changed the partition number the boot manager is looking for..but just a guess. Restoring it may or may not help the situation now... You may end up having to run a bcdboot command to reset the boot entries for Windows 8.

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I just made a terrible mistake!

I've recently set up a desktop PC after 2 years without one.

Anyway, I've been backing up all my old 3.5 Inch HD's to newer and larger drives.

I just got finished moving a heap of files to a new drive, and when done, accidentally deleted the partition of the new drive and was just about to format it thinking it was the old empty drive when I realised what I had done...

So my question is, is it possible to recover a deleted partition? I'm guessing all the information is still on the drive as I haven't actually formatted it.

Any help would be much appreciated!

A:How can I recover an accidentally deleted HD partition?


Undelete it.

Partition recovery function on any number of partition tools will do that.

Partition wizard free is popular.

Best done from a boot disc here: Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition directly with partition manager bootable CD.

Local Download

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I recently bought a new Toshiba Portege R705-P41 which came loaded with a ton of crap so I attempted to do a clean install but somehow managed to deleted the "System" partition.
Now the laptop wont boot and I stupidly didn't create a system restore point so I'm freaking out a little bit.
Is there any way I can get whatever was in the System partition back so the computer will boot and I can reinstall Windows 7?

A:Accidentally deleted the System partition...help!!

Do a Startup Repair.
Startup Repair

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Hi soo,.. earlier today i was trying to reinstall windows on a computer, i got to the partition section and accidentally deleted the partition from my external hard drive instead of the one i wanted!

Does anyone know any free software I can use to either recover the files or re-establish the partition?
Also it should be noted that now when I plug in my external hard drive it doesn't show up anymore. How can I fix this? as lots of software im noticing wont find it, unless windows finds it first.

A:Accidentally deleted NTFS Partition

Never use drive letters to identify drives. They change all the time.

The drive will not show up in explorer in Windows if it has nothing to display. If it has no file system, there is nothing that Windows could show you, so it does not appear.

You may be able to recover the partition. Try recovering either the partition or your files. Move them all somewhere else if you get access to them and then repartition and reformat the drive.


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Not really accident, I thought that was a random partition and now I cant boot to windows anymore. I can still boot into ubuntu(dual boot). I tried windows 7 recovery cd but no luck. I can access the c drive from ubuntu and everything, but I cannot boot into windows. Is there a way to fix the problem?

A:accidentally deleted boot partition

Now I can't boot into anything please me.

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Hey guys.
I made a bit of a mistake. I was deleting my XP partition on my HDD (Via the windows 7 setup) and accidentally deleted a system partition. This in turn, as you can imagine, left my computer unable to process that my windows 7 partition was a bootable partition. I installed a fresh copy of W7 on another partition, and all my data from the previous W7 installation is still there. Now my question is this (and I think I know the horrible answer, but no harm in asking); is there any way to restore the original partition to a bootable state? I tried using the W7 DVD to perform a repair, but that doesn't work since it doesn't recognise the partition as a bootable partition, only a data partition.

A:Accidentally deleted system partition.

Quote: Originally Posted by ChrisWinks

Hey guys.
I made a bit of a mistake. I was deleting my XP partition on my HDD (Via the windows 7 setup) and accidentally deleted a system partition. This in turn, as you can imagine, left my computer unable to process that my windows 7 partition was a bootable partition. I installed a fresh copy of W7 on another partition, and all my data from the previous W7 installation is still there. Now my question is this (and I think I know the horrible answer, but no harm in asking); is there any way to restore the original partition to a bootable state? I tried using the W7 DVD to perform a repair, but that doesn't work since it doesn't recognise the partition as a bootable partition, only a data partition.

Do you want to restore the old partition or import the data and settings to the new one so you dont have to re-install?

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I accidentally deleted Recovery Partition in my HP Spectre XT. I want to reinstall windows 7 home premium 64 which i have now. I don't have cd provided by the manufacturer. i got OEM product key and CD key (extracted using The Magical Jelly Bean). Can i download iso file and reinstall my windows? Will I be still able to use the product key and have a genuine windows again?

Thank you in advance

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So a few weeks ago I was screwing around with partitioning my HDD trying to get around some bad sectors that I had picked up in a chkdsk. In the process I accidentally deleted the System Reserve partition, so naturally now my windows wont boot. I've tried downloading a recovery disk but this didnt help, I tried using a bootable version of partition wizard to fix the problem to no avail. I'm currently running a bootable version of ubuntu so that I can do general browsing and access the HDD, but I really need my windows back up and running I havent been able to get any work done in these past two weeks as this Laptop is my only available. Others have suggested doing a format and clean install but this is almost impossible for me as I have too much things on my legit windows installation I cant do without. Please help me if possible any advice would be highly appreciated.

A:Accidentally Deleted System Reserve partition

You have to re-install Windows to restore the boot partition properly.
There are some other solutions, but none of them could give a 100% result.

Back-up all of your important stuff.

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Misread the drive label and deleted the partition on an USB external 80GB SATA drive. Nothing else has been done to the drive.

I did this when using Macrium Reflect Rescue disc.

I know I've seen mention of a program that can recover the partition table but I've not found it yet.

I tried EASUS Data Recovery Wizard but that didn't do it. I thought maybe Paragon had something but I've not had any luck so far. Any help appreciated. Thanks

A:Accidentally deleted partition on external drive

Hey Rich,

You might see if either one of the options in the tutorial below may be able to recover the deleted partition for you.

Partition - Recover Deleted Partitions in Windows

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Hi everyone,
I was trying to install a new copy of windows for multiboot. I turned on the pc with new OS in the usb stick, I created new volume with CMD using DISKPART, after selecting the new created volume I runned the command CLEAN, I thought this command is going to erase the volume, not the entire disk . Now I cannot boot anymore !!!
To prevent overwiting I didn't perform any further operation on the disk.
Is there any chance to get my files and everything back ?

A:Accidentally deleted operating system partition !!!!

Im no expert in data recovery but I think as long as you haven't used Clean All, I think you should be able to recover. Its good that you didn't try to do anything else afterwards, even seasoned professionals can make mistakes and/or cannot get your data during recovery. I will try to get someone who is more of an expert on partition/data recovery. Hang tight and don't do anything else.

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Please help me. Iwas trying to format a USB flash drive but I accidentally deleted the partition. It shows in Windows Disk Management as "online" but does not give me any options for formatting it. I am now not sue what to do PLEASE HELP!

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Hello members,

Hope you all are doing great. This is my first post & I am feeling very tensed right now. I was using disk management tool on windows 10 to delete the volume E. However by mistake I deleted the volume D & unallocated space increased .

After that I created new volume called Y out of the unallocated space. At this point I realized that I lost my D drive which has all my valuable data worth 30 GB.

Is there any way to recover the files and partition ? I tried easeus and it recovered the partition but with empty contents.

Please help me as my all work is stored on D drive and I am in wierd situation & totally scared about how do I explain this situation to my boss.

Hope someone will help me out...

Please help !

A:How do I recover accidentally deleted partition & its data?

This is a critical situation. Try to generate image of your drive and then experiment recovery options on it . Image of the drive won’t harm your data.

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Hello all

I am sitting here with a buddies DELL inspiron M5030. I am currently getting the "Windows failed to start" that lists "File:\boot\BDC" "status: 0xc000000F

What I don't have:

The original windows install/repair CD. It did not ship with the laptop, and he didn't make a copy. ( I know this cd would easily fix my problem )

I also only have a general idea as to the variety of the operating system: the owners tells me its windows 7 64bit but doesn't know the variety. Not sure if that matters)

What happened is

I guess while he and his friend were trying to install a "duel boot Linux Mint 13 partition" they ran into some issues with several small partitions which confused them during the install. Somehow this confusion led them to delete? format? or change the status of the most important partition on a windows machine. (they say they did not delete or format it, they said they accidently switched it to active)

The owner was having problems with slow operation before and is what led him to install a mint partition on my advice. Since I underestimated the difficulty of accomplishing the task I have volunteered to try and fix it.

questions: ( I am trying to find a fix that does not involve a 3gig download )

Are there any options short of downloading an ISO of windows 7?
can a recovery repair disk accomplish this task?
can one be downloaded?

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A:A buddy accidentally deleted his boot partition. questions?

Have a look at what partitions are still there with the linux's partition manager program.

There should be a very small one (100 mb or so) at the beginning of the drive, set that to active if it isn't already, as that contains the Win7 bootloaders.
There should be another around 5 GB or less that is the recovery partition. If you are relatively lucky during POST (there is white text on blackscreen) there is a key you can press to initiate a recovery to factory conditions. If the partition with that is still there anyway.
There should be the primary partition which should be pretty big and not marked as active.

WHat do you see?

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Accidentally deleted Recovery Partition and lost discs.Can I recover by downloading windows 7 somewhere using the product key found on the back of my laptop? I am a total newbie at this. If anyone could help with this, please send a link or any info that would help. Thanks!

A:Accidentally deleted Recovery Partition and lost disks

Yes, you can download an ISO and use the key off of the back of your laptop to activate it. Here is a source for the ISO:

Download Windows 7 ISOs, Legally and for Free | PCsteps.com

This will be a clean install, though. It won't have any of the laptop manufacturer's bloatware and utility programs on it. If you want all of that still, you'll have to contact the manufacturer and get replacement restore disks.

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While attempting to recover my laptop I appear to have done the opposite and delete the whole hard drive including the so called hidden recovery partition I used the Toshiba maintenance tool thinking the deletion was just a formatting process and windows would then recover in the process.

I have no recovery media as the manual described what I needed to be in the recovery partition or so I thought. I stopped the process around 3hrs in at 50% hoping to go back and select another option

What can I try at this stage?

A:Accidentally deleted the recovery partition on Satellite C855

I?m afraid you cannot do much, especially if recovery procedure was interrupted.
Now you need recovery disc for recovery image installation. Bad thing is that you didn't create one.

I recommend you to order new one and you can do this on https://backupmedia.toshiba.eu/landing.aspx

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I bought my device with Windows 10 as pre-installed OS. Due to *careless* activity, I accidentally deleted the recovery partition of the hard disk. If some day I wanted to do a Windows 10 reset, will the reset process be failed?

I wanted to order for recovery disk from my vendor but they only provide media for Windows 7 pro and using this recovery option will downgrade my device and I cannot use windows 10 without having to buy another activation key (correct me if I am wrong here).

A:Reset Windows 10 even if Recovery Partition is (accidentally) deleted

1. You can freely get Win 10 installation media. You can download any version's iso and, using MS's media creation tool, create bootable Win 10 installation media.

See the Tutorial section- search for iso- or search the web.

2. You can undelete deleted partitions. Try a good partition manager.


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Background information

My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite L50-B with Intel Core i7 and AMD Radeon R7 M260. It came with Windows 8 pre-installed when I first bought it, but I soon wiped the disk to install Windows 7 instead. I also installed Ubuntu on a separate partition so I could dual boot. So the GRUB bootloader replaced the MBR. This isn't the issue though, just want to inform the laptop is running in CSM mode(or legacy) instead of UEFI.

First of all, before you assume, the hard drive is working perfectly. I can still boot to Windows and it works fine. More on this at the end.

Now the issue is, I removed the Ubuntu partition, and I've really no idea what I did wrong with restoring/fixing the MBR. Now, whenever I try to boot, it displays "No boot device found". I've tried:

- Windows Recovery
- Windows Recovery using disk
- Parted Magic (Hiren's BootCD)

Mainly, I tried to restore and fix the MBR using bootsect and bootrec (fixmbr, fixboot and rebuildbcd). Also automated repair using the recovery.

As I mentioned above, I don't think it's a problem with the hard drive, since I'm posting this very question from this problematic laptop, on the main Windows installation.

I can still boot into windows, but only using either:

- Windows recovery disk (without booting into the disk, just have it in
the drive when booting)
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A:“No boot device found” & accidentally deleted Reserved Partition

Welcome to WSF amirasyraf. Seeing that you have the Win7 disk I would go for a Repair Install "No Data will be lost in this process"

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I have a 1.5TB HD of which I originally created 3 partitions of around 500GB each (C, D, and E). I have Drive C: which is my main Windows 7 Ultimate x64 partition. I had an older installation of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 residing on Drive D:. I simply use Drive E: as storage of large media like movies, software, music, or anything else and it does not have an operating system installed.

Yesterday I decided it was time to format my old Windows installation on Drive D: hoping to merge it with my storage drive E: Big mistake, because it turned out Drive D: was my system partition. When my computer tried rebooting after completing the format I got a hang while the post screen says "Loading Operating System..." indefinitely. I initially panicked and tried to re-install windows 7 with my install DVD back onto Drive D: and it still wouldn't boot.

That's when I found a few promising discussions on this forum that gave me hope; mainly starting on the third page of this following thread between user rogerfour and the always helpful gregrocker: Changing the System Partition?

As Gregrocker suggests, I downloaded and burned a bootable image of Partition Wizard. Unfortunately, my entire disk and all the partitions are listed as Dynamic Disk instead of Basic. When I try and do anything inside Partition Wizard it gives an error popup saying it does not support Dynamic Disks in the free version! (╯?□?)╯︵ ┻━┻

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A:Accidentally Deleted system partition. Cannot boot. Dynamic Drives.

Dynamic disks are pretty much to be avoided at all costs. It usually happens when a user tries to make a 4th partition. A warning should come up asking if you want to convert to dynamic. The correct answer should be "no!!!!!".

Is your data backed up?

You probably have to convert dynamic back to basic. It's doable and there may be a tutorial on this forum about it--if not, there are instructions on the net if you google.

It isn't pretty and your data is at some risk if not backed up.

Are you using version 4.2 of Partition Wizard?

Greg should see this and can give you more details.

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Sorry for my bad english.
I accidentally deleted volume disk in storage management (i'm using windows 7 Home).
It's my primary storage, I saved everything in that partition.
I'm looking for solution, and I found this thread
Undelete Hard disk Volume and recover data!

i follow his instruction by installing minitool partition wizard.
in this app, i use partition recovery wizard feature, and tada!! i see all of my data in deleted volume there!!
but i cant modify or anything from there, even i cant find any change after i've done this wizard.

so i used to follow instruction from thread starter named PANAIS by "right clicking on the hard disk,i click create,apply,restart,and tadaaaa the hard disk is back to life and with everything inside unharmed,programs,data,files etc."

and i..
i lost everything, including my "on progress" thesis and all memories from my beloved father

can anyone please help me with this?
i lost my mind, cant think normally.
thanks all

A:Accidentally delete volume and Wrong Use in Minitool Partition Wizard

You probably haven't received responses on this because your comments are contradictory. On the one hand, you say "everything is back", but then you say "i lost everything".

Which one is the case?

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At work I was preparing to format an old drive and install new copy of Windows on it. Deleted existing partition and created a new one. I was about to format drive and then realised that I'd been given the wrong drive! Is it possible to recover lost data?
Any help would be much appreciated.

A:Urgent! Deleted wrong partition.

Try the Free Test Disk,
Easeus Partition Recovery, or R-Studio

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So i just recently created two partitions on my home pc, one keeping windows xp and i installed windows 7 on the other one. I completely got all my programs and stuff back on windows 7 and it was all set. I decided i should delete the other partition containing windows xp so the windows 7 one could have all the harddrive space. I went into the partition program i was using, changed the windows 7 partition to primary instead of logical ( i think that's what it was, i can't really remember ) then deleted the windows xp one. It had to reboot my computer, then after it was finished deleting and stuff it rebooted again but now it just takes me to a black screen that says press a key to reboot. I got a copy of a windows xp recovery disk, and tried to boot from that but nothing. I even tried switching the boot sequence, but still no luck. I really hope someone can get back to me on this one, i've just stumbled upon this site and figured someone has to have some sort of advice on this disaster haha. I'm not even too sure if this is the right spot to post this, but i hope someone can help!

|Thanks in advance

A:Deleted wrong partition dual booting windows 7 and xp

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I accidentally deleted spool32.exe. I tried to figure out what it was, so I Googled it. I read on a site it was unnecessary for the proper running of my computer and may result in worms or trojans and should be deleted immediately. So I did. I'm wondering how to get it back because I can't print anything! Any help let me know!

A:Solved: Accidentally Deleted Spool32.exe

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ok, so, long story short I mistook the file bbcdbg.exe and it's prefetch as something else...in fact what this file really was was the key to opening up applications. I've tried restarting, I've tried a system restore (it won't open because it's an application), I've tried open things up through the run menu.

When I click on any program (or folder) on my desktop or in my programs list I get the error message:
Windows cannot find 'C: (file path)'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file click the start button and then click search.

I didn't type the name in the first place, so that's not the problem, and I did search for the application files, and they are still there.

When I try to open programs through the Run option I get:
Windows cannot find bbcbdg.exe
This program is needed for opening files of type 'Application.'
Type in the executable file to be used instead.
and then there's a box for typing.

I guess what I need is a replacement file. Or a way to recover something that was emptied from the recycle bin.

Thanks for any help!

A:Solved: Accidentally Deleted bbcbdg.exe

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Yeah, I'm a idiot, feel free to laugh at me.

Last night, I was on my laptop and was running an AVG Free scan on it. I was in the middle of something, and not really paying attention to what it was deleting, but I realized later that it got rid of Winlogon.exe, and I'm getting a blue screen whenever I start up windows.

But here's the thing: I tried doing a repair install of XP on it, but it wouldn't give me the option to do it. So, I'm at one of those "WHAT THE HELL DO I DO NOW!!?!??!" moments. Anyone got any advice?

A:[SOLVED] Accidentally deleted winlogon.exe

Ok, sorry for double posting, but I was on another website that had someone with similar problems, and they were told to go to the recovery console and type in:

C:\WINDOWS> cd system32
C:\windows\system32>del winlogon.exe
[x: is whatever your cd-rom is]
X:\>cd i386
X:\i386>copy winlogon.ex_ c: (it might be c:\)
C:\>ren winlogon.ex_ winlogon.exe
C:\>copy winlogon.exe c:\windows\system32

So, I figured that I had nothing to lose really, so I tried it. And to some extent, it worked. Instead of getting just a blue screen of doom after the loading page for xp, it would say: "Windows is loading..." (or something similar)...

But then, it would go to a blue screen, and say:
"STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error}
The Windows Logon Process System Process terminated unexpectedly with a status
of 0xc0000005 (0x00000000 0x000000000).
The System has been shut down."

Any advice?

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Hi again guys,

After running Ad-Aware this evening, it discovered a malware infection located in my 'Program Files'....specifically two .DLL files titled 'MFC7OU.DLL'
I then deleted them manually, and it's one of those moments 'i think i shouldn't have done that'. Anyway, everytime i boot up, i get a dialogue box (2...one after the other)...one entitled 'SPmgr.exe' and 'Switcher.exe'...both saying that 'MFC7OU.DLL' cannot be found...reinstall the application etc'.
I know it was stupid, but has anyone any ideas how i can fix this? I done a system restore, but it fails! Also, my System Config states that 'SPmgr.exe' and 'Switcher.exe', are both running.
It's interesting to note that my Norton AV (which i ran before AdAware), didn't pick anything up.

Cheers guys!


A:Solved: Accidentally deleted .DLL files! Help!

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A relative, in a attempt to clean up my disk to get me more free space, apparently deleted an important file. This is the message I am not getting whenever turning on the computer: EuSynth/Pro-Host Driver Alert The VEUSYNTH virtual driver is not present or failed to load. Ensure that your Windows System.ini file contains DEVICE=VEUSYNTH.VXD in the [386Enh] section. My colors displayed on the monitor are now all messed up and the clarity of everything is greatly diminished. My printer doesn't work and I don't know what else is wrong but I suspect other programs also aren't working. Can anybody help??I have checked in the recycle bin but nothing is there. I have shut down the computer a few times but nothing so far has worked.

A:[SOLVED] Accidentally deleted file

Hi and welcome to TSG.

What operating system are you running?

Can you attempt to boot to a command prompt only, and at the prompt type:

scanreg /restore
and press enter........

choose a date prior to the relative's help

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Hi, i accidentally deleted a registry key in regedit, which contained svchost, and also, i forbade it from running on startup.

I know that was a completely stupid mistake
Now when i start up my computer, the windows xp logo comes up, with the standard blue loading bar, then just before the screen where you can choose you account and type your password, there is a blue screen, with some code, and something to do with shutdown, then my computer restarts.

What steps should I take, and would safe mode work without svchost?

it would be greatly appreciated!

A:[SOLVED] Accidentally deleted svchost

Boot off of the XP CD and get to the Recovery Console

At the Recovery Console command prompt, type the following lines, pressing ENTER after you type each line: md tmp
copy c:\windows\system32\config\system c:\windows\tmp\system.bak
copy c:\windows\system32\config\software c:\windows\tmp\software.bak
copy c:\windows\system32\config\sam c:\windows\tmp\sam.bak
copy c:\windows\system32\config\security c:\windows\tmp\security.bak
copy c:\windows\system32\config\default c:\windows\tmp\default.bak

delete c:\windows\system32\config\system
delete c:\windows\system32\config\software
delete c:\windows\system32\config\sam
delete c:\windows\system32\config\security
delete c:\windows\system32\config\default

copy c:\windows\repair\system c:\windows\system32\config\system
copy c:\windows\repair\software c:\windows\system32\config\software
copy c:\windows\repair\sam c:\windows\system32\config\sam
copy c:\windows\repair\security c:\windows\system32\config\security
copy c:\windows\repair\default c:\windows\system32\config\default
Type exit to quit Recovery Console. Your computer will restart.

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I was deleting another program using add/remove programs, and I just clicked wrong and accidentally removed the synaptics driver. I tried to fix the problem by downloading it, but it didn't work. Upon startup, my netbook tells me:

-Missing TouchPad Driver, TouchPad switch hot key is void. Please install TouchPad Driver.
-that new hardward has been installed, but there is a problem and it's not working correctly; when I try to go into the wizard to install, it searches for the new hardware forever and does not find it.
-that no antivirus program is detected on my computer, which is not true, because i have microsoft essentials installed, running, updated, and just did a scan.

Here is my info:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N270 @ 1.60GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 28 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1015 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 945 Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 147581 MB, Free - 132733 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., 1005HA
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

And here is my HijackThis log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 10:41:53 PM, on 8/28/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.ex... Read more

A:Solved: accidentally deleted synaptics driver!

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About 4 minutes ago, I was trying to clean out my recent documents for Excel and Word. I think I was moving to fast, and I accidentlly deleted the whole File MRU folder from the path below. Is this a big deal, and if so, how do I fix this? I haven't closed the regedit window or done anything else in it since my little oopsie in hopes I can somehow undo something..



A:Solved: Accidentally deleted Regedit folder! Is this bad?

oh... it fixes itself.

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Help. I accidentally deleted an image but can't find it now. Have windows 98 se, norton protected recycle bin, and ACDsee image editing. I have a copy in ms publisher but can't move it to a file. How do I retrieve my image if I can't find it in the recycle bin or at least it doesn't appear to be there.


A:Solved: recovering accidentally deleted image

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Please help me! I just got a laptop 2 weeks ago and I downloaded something and as i attempted to remove it i accidentally deleted something called intel ..something. and i could not get on the web after that and i trited to restore but that did not work then it said i could turn system restore off and on again to create new point now i cant restore back to before i uninstalled this important "software?' i don't know what else to do .. i have a wireless connection but it says a network cable is unplugged ?? and something about a firewall i think i really messed it up after i uninstalled what that was .. please please help i am waiting for microsoft now to call me back but i don't know if they will charge me $>? if there is another option to restore my computer to the state it was in before i made that idiot move that would be great.
thank you so much for helping


A:Solved: I may have accidentally deleted something important off my computer and can't

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Well i was going to empty the recycle bin but i deleted it first time i have done that to and i looked for a lot of help but i tried almost everything not sure what to do there.
any help would be great thanks.

A:Solved: I accidentally deleted my Recycle Bin, how do I restore it?

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hello, i recently helped remove IMGKULOT from my friend's laptop using the same process i used to remove TAGA LIPA ARE from my pc, because they are more or less the same type of virus. Basically we deleted all autun.inf & imgkulot.* files in his drives & deleted all traces of imgkulot in his registry. HOWEVER, wen i told him to scan for all traces of imgkulot in his registry & delete it, he accidentally deleted the "userinit.exe" which was infected w/ "imgkulot.bat" & when he restarted his pc, everytime he logs in, it automatically logs off. now there's no way he can access his pc. what do you suggest we do? he needs his files because he's a teacher & all his students' grades are in his laptop. he doesn't care if he has to tear his laptop down just to retrieve his files. please help us. i feel kinda responsible for his loss. any advise or help will surely be appreciated. thank you very much!

A:Solved: How to repair accidentally deleted: userinit.exe from registry!?! pls help!!!

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I'm hoping someone can help...my IT team said our file server was being backed up...turns out it wasn't...everything in my documents folder was deleted from the server and the vista laptop i had has no copies only pointers where it was syncing to the network share.

Shadow copy is NOT turned on...this happened roughly 9a PST today, 1/7/08...anyone suggest recovery method or software?

This is an emergency...

thanks in advance for your help

A:Solved: How do i recover accidentally deleted files from fileserver?

http://www.recuva.com/ Free


www.getdataback.com Pay - but very good

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Apparently, as I was trying to create more space on my hard drive, I accidentally deleted or "corrupted" the device drivers for my Hitachi LG DVD-ROM drive as well as my Samsung CDRW/DVD drive. I've tried downloading firmware for both, but consistently see this in the Device Manager: "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing." I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling both devices, also tried a System Restore. So far nothing has worked. Please help as I am pulling out every strand of my hair.

A:Solved: I'm an idiot that accidentally deleted my CD/DVD ROM Drive drivers

Go to device Mgr. & uninstall your drives, re boot and windows will recognise the drives

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While deleting icons from my desktop, I accidentally included (and deleted) Windows Live Mail. Unfortunately, I then cleared my Recycle Bin before realizing what I had done. Will someone please tell me how to recover Windows Live Mail. I hope it's an easy process. Thank you.

A:Solved: Windows Live Mail accidentally deleted. How do I get it back?!!

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I was uninstalling some programs and apparently I uninstalled the wrong one and I now have no sound on my pc.

I have a Dell Dimension 3000
with Microsoft Windows XP (Home Edition) Version 2002

Thanks for any help.

A:Solved: Accidentally uninstalled wrong program and now no sound on computer

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Hi All - I was trying to help a friend with a Toshiba L25-S119 laptop running Windows XP. She has an Atheros wireless device in the computer and she accidentally deleted her wireless LAN in Network Connections.

Rebooting / and having Device Mgr Scan for changes brought up the various dialog boxes but none found and reinstalled the driver. It doesn't show in device mgr and didn't at any time after any of these attempts.

I downloaded the driver from toshiba - even though the specs on the Toshiba sight list the Atheros wifi card, the driver was Intel. i figured they know what they're doing but when it was run on friends computer it said could not find hardware and though I click proceed anyway - nothing more shows up on screen from it. Next I pointed the add new hdwe dialog to C:/windows/system32/drivers but it also did not complete an installation.

I have her running sfc now but it seems extreme for the situation. Anyone experience anything similar or have any advice. I would be grateful.

Thank in Advance


A:Solved: Wireless Network accidentally deleted in Ctrl Panel now computer can't find h

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Hello, I was really hoping somebody could help us. It's a bit of a strange situation we're in but I'll try to keep the facts as concise as possible.

Computer running Windows 7 Ultimate x64, 1TB Hard Drive.

Yesterday my boyfriend discovered an 'extra' partition on his computer. He'd never seen it before and was very much enthused at having the extra space to store files etc, but sadly didn't question what, how or why this showed up randomly.

Skip to today... he went to access some of the files he put on the mystery drive, but discovered the whole thing wasn't there anymore. Cue a lot of swearing, trying to figure out what happened. We've collectively been trying to find out what might have happened for the entire day and haven't got too far.

The only idea I've struck upon is that maybe for some reason the System Reserved partition became visible and/or active for a short period of time - eg. enough time for him to start loading files into that area, but then hidden itself again? Is this even a possible or plausible idea?

If this is the case, how the heck do we get the partition to show up again and access the 'lost' data... the partition obviously isn't showing up anymore and for the life of us, we can't get it to show up using partition recovery tools either >_<

Sorry for sounding totally 'noobish' - any thoughts, suggestions or ideas would be really great.

~ BitBat

A:Mystery Partition - Accidentally Put Data on System Partition??

Post a screenshot of the disk management Windows, using built in Snipping Tool.

How to Post a Screenshot in Seven Forums - Windows 7 Forums

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posted in wrong forum...ignore this.

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A friend of mine deleted ole32.dll and now she can't get make on her computer. She tryed to go into safe mode but alls she got on her was safemode in each corner of the screen and the rest of the screen was black. The message said she needs to reinstall ole32.dll but how do you do it? She has tryed to run her windows xp disc but is doesn't seem to be working. Does anyone no what to do?

A:Solved: Help deleted wrong file

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First I booted from the Windows XP cd because I wanted to format the C drive. I had forgotten I had my external hard drive still plugged in and I accidently deleted the partition for it and created a new one. I didn't FORMAT it, but then when I started up my computer, all the files were gone. So does that mean my files are premanently deleted or can I save the files somehow?

oh yeah, when I try to open the drive, it tells me to format.

A:Solved: deleted partition

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i am working on a computer that is having trouble booting to the partition that contains windows.

somehow windows got moved from the c drive partition over to a different one. i am only able to get to windows via the recovery module (but i CAN get to it and it looks fine).

is there anyone who could please tell me how to modify the bios in such a way that it directs the system to boot into the partition that contains windows?

thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

A:Solved: PC Booting To Wrong Partition

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