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Accidentally deleted 129mb System Reserve on second hard drive

Q: Accidentally deleted 129mb System Reserve on second hard drive

I had to do a fresh install on my primary due to explorer crash issues. I have a secondary drive which was my backup for all of my pictures and music. During the reinstall of Windows 7 64bit Professional I accidentally deleted the 129mb System Reserve on the second hard drive thinking it was for thge primary drive. Now explorer does not show the secondary hard drive, although it shows up in Disk Management. Is there any way to restore or recreate that System Reserve section without having to refomat the entire hard drive and loose all of my data??

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A: Accidentally deleted 129mb System Reserve on second hard drive

Hello Borne, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might be able to pick up at step 7 in OPTION FOUR of the tutorial below to hopefully restore the System Reserve partition. Just do not format or delete it again. If you do, you may not be able to restore it.

Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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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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I wasnt thinking and deleted the system reserve partition when formating to windows 7. Now I cannot boot at all. It is an asus laptop. It is stuck on the Asus screen and nothing happens. I cannot even go into the bios, nor can it read the harddrive or dvd drive or usb. is there a solution to fix this problem?

A:Deleted system reserve, stuck, cant boot

Deleting a partition shouldn't have anything to do with the ability to enter the bios. You can enter the BIOS when you don't even have a hard drive attached.

Since you can't boot into the drive, you'll need to use a LiveCD to boot the system. Then you can use the TestDisk utility to attempt to recover the lost partition.

Download and make a LiveCd from one of the following:

TestDisk Livecd - CGSecurity (Ubuntu Rescue Remix should do just fine if you don't have a favorite)

Then, run TestDisk accordingly:

TestDisk Step By Step - CGSecurity
If you can somehow get it to boot up, Microsoft has a method of recovering deleted partitions as well:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/245725

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Accidentally deleted important files, system restore not working
I accidentally deleted some important files when trying to free up space on my laptop. Now, when I startup, it cannot go to my user. I lost my email settings, other functions. My docs are accessible by going to 'My Computer' then to drive C: then to the user, etc. However, from my Start menu, I can't get to them by simply clicking 'My Documents'.

I've tried to do some 'repairs' using Microsoft Knowledgebase but so far have been unsuccessful. I tried some of the suggested things and have made alist of many of the files that are missing when I tried to do a system repair. These files are not in the recovery section c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386. The list is here:

Lmmib2.dll
spider.exe
clipbrd.exe
hostmib.dll
staxmem.dll
admexs.dll
appconf.dll
iisadmin.dll
iisfecnv.dll
infocomm.dll
iscomlog.dll

I ran HiJackThis and the results are below.

any ideas would be helpful.
Thanks.
Carol

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:41:47 PM, on 4/24/2011
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\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bi... Read more

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System reserved disk

I have a PC with two drives and yesterday I got a message "reserve full".

I open this drive but is empty and it not let me deleted

How can I encrease the size of this drive or delete it?

It shows only when I have two drives, if I remove the second drive there is no reserve drive.

Thank you for the help

A:System Reserve drive

Please post back a screenshot of your Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image - Windows 7 Help Forums.

System Reserved is likely booting Win7 so cannot and should not be removed. But it also should not have a drive letter so nothing will write to it. If it does you'll need to unhide System and Hidden files in Control Panel>Folder Options>View, then post back a screenshot of the contents so we can help you clean it out and hide the drive letter. Drive Letter - Add, Change, or Remove in Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums

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hi,
I accidentally deleted all my system variables. And now i was unable to set it back. I also unable to install any new softwares also when i was trying to any software there i was getting a message like " The system could not find the environment option that was entered" can u please tell me how can i get out of this problem without any reinstallation. And my pc is windows7 ultimate.

A:accidentally deleted all system variables

try this System Restore

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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 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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He was resetting back to factory.  Now it is just a blank screen or says no boot device found

A:My son accidentally deleted the operating system on my hp no...

It says no boot devise found

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I was trying to use my D: Drive to store some data because it was 900+ GB free and my C drive was already full
So I decided to try to listen to the guy in this post and it has now deleted my D Drive???
I got to step 7 and clicked yes and now my 919 GB D Drive is gone? Thanks Dell
en.community.dell.com/.../19467205
EDIT: SOLVED
I must have blind because there was a box at the bottom that was "unallocated" that I didn't see. I set it up as a simple drive and voila, I can now put files on it. I would delete the post but I didn't see how to. Sorry!

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I accidentally deleted the system restore function on Windows 8.1 and all of my restore points. Now when I click on this program I get nothing. How can I fix this? Not that computer savvy, so please explain in detail. Thanks

A:Accidentally Deleted The System Restore App for Windows 8.

Here is a guide on how to turn System Restore on or off.

System Protection - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

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Hello, my uncle was using my laptop for some time and i had a virus on my laptop. I decided to restore my laptop to its original state. When i was messing with the restore options i deleted everything on my laptop. Literally everything. When i put in window 7 disk to download the operating system it says im missing the driver to install it. I'm not sure what to do from here or how i can download the factory setting and drivers back onto my laptop with out a operating system.

-Sony Vaio model:vpcee42fx
 

A:I accidentally deleted all my drivers and my operating system

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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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I accidentally deleted the system restore function on Windows 8.1 and all of my restore points. Now when I click on this program I get nothing. How can I fix this? Not that computer savvy, so please explain in detail. Thanks

A:Accidentally Deleted The System Restore App for Windows 8.

Here is a guide on how to turn System Restore on or off.

System Protection - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

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Hello Everyone, My name is Alan and I just became a member.

I hope someone has any easy fix for me, cause I ain't to bright. LOL

First off, many moons ago I deleted accidentally deleted my "Administrator" on start up as a profile, months later now it's causing errors i.e. "you must have administrator rights to make this change" even in "msconfig."

Is there a downloadable patch to fix this or do I have to do a full recovery, my manufacturer's disk only does full recoveries not just the OS.

I believe it's also keeping from networking my two enthernet computers.

Help of this nature will be appreciated.

A:System Administrator User accidentally deleted.

Hi ab0429 and welcome to TSF

Have you tried manually typing Administrator as login name ? (Use the admin password or type enter if you hadn't set any password).

If that doesn't work, you may have an error message like "Your account has been disabled", if so report here and we'll try some other things in safe mode.

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As title statesI did not have any backup, my laptop model is Y50-70. Is there any way for me to recover the drive? or will the deletion of it affect anything at all?

A:Accidentally deleted "D: LENOVO" drive

If its not used for system files you may be ok. But you should always have an image backup of the entire HD. Its a given in this day and age.PS its no accident as its not that easy to do accidentally. System_drv is normally the boot.If you run diskmanager it will show all the partitions. you have and which is bootable.





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I was reinstalling Windows Vista today (fresh install), and during the drive selection I inadvertently clicked "delete" while the secondary drive was selected instead of the primary. This is my only backup drive. It is, of course, now not recognized as a drive. I tried booting up Ubuntu and using Gparted to fix the problem, but the only option it gives me is creating a new partition. I then downloaded PC Inspector File Recovery and ran it overnight; it found 16000+ files, but all of them are named cluster1013651.* and so forth, and all of them appear to be corrupted. Windows seems to know what type of file each is, as their extensions are intact, but they will not open properly. Another weird issue is that the vast majority of files are .xls, but I don't use Excel.

Is there some utility that can repair the drive so that Windows detects it again? All the data is still there, the drive was never formatted or written to in any way.
 

A:Accidentally deleted my backup drive

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Hello,I've done hard drive cleaning and i deleted all partitions with partition wizard software. I deleted all partitions including the system recovery and boot partitions on my hard drive. I didn't know that the computer can't run without them. Now when I start my computer i have an error 3f0. I don't have any system recovery disk with my laptop and my waranty is excpired. I don't have the option to load the hp factory default keys. I also tried to run windows 7 instal disk on legacy boot loading but it showed me "Selected boot image did not Autenticate. Pres <Enter> to Continue." How i can fix this issue and obrain a bios reflash or a system disk or any other mean to instal those drives again?

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Hi there, I have recently found my c drive making a clicking sound and refuses too boot up window 7. When I locate the drive after a while in my computer it only shows up as system reserved..66.1mb of 99mb..The drive is a 320 Gb Toshiba sata...I have tried too access the data using a data recovery tool but it says not accessible...Can it be done any other way? if so how and is it worth it? Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated..

Regards

CityLady

A:C drive saying system reserve after clicking and crashing

Well, unfortunately; if its making a clicking sound; chances are the hard drive is on its way out. I hope you have backed up anything important; as chances are you probably will have to replace the hard drive. There may possibly be another way to access the data; but you may have to resort to going to a data recovery company that specializes in recovering data.

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Hello,
I am just fighting with the install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit on my homemade. I first had only a 500 GB Black Caviar drive and installed on that. It gave me a C: drive and an unremembered letter System Reserve partition. A week later I put a 1 TB Caviar Green both drives SATA 3G. I also have a multicard reader. I got a lettered drive for the 2nd hardrive and a second lettered System Reserve partition. I didn't ask it to do that. Continuing now the 1st Drive partition is C: and the 200 MB partition which I'm assuming is the System Reserve partition on the C: drive is lettered E:.
The 2nd drive shows as F: drive and the F:System Reserve lettered partition has disappeared.
When I run a backup it displays grayed out and checked the C: and the E: System Reserve partition and it gives me the option of choosing the F: drive and an unlettered System Reserve area.
Is this normal, is it something to be concerned with? I desperately need assistance as Windows is finally running almost perfect.
Please help, Thanks
glennc

A:Reassigned Drive letters and System Reserve

Are both these drives still plugged in? Are you trying to Dual Boot?

Perhaps you can tell us exactly what you want and post up a screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map with listings, so we can advise you best how to proceed.

Use Snipping Tool in Start Menu.

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Hi Folks,

I have looked around on the site for some answers, but cant find an answer (only if I want to reinstall Win7)

I have a 64GB SSD split into two partitions: Win 7 is on the C:/(49.86GB) and the OEM system reserved is on the other hidden partition (9.76GB). The OEM partition holds OEM receovery software for PowerDVD and other older softare I no longer need.

The system reserved space is over 9GB and I could do with this for running Win7, and want to reduce the OEM partition down to 200MB to hold the Boot mgr and windows recovery files.

Can anybody help me to reduce the system reserve partition and increase the windows partition?

I have attached pics of the drive information and status as per diskmgmt.msc

Much appreciated!

Leo

A:Reduce OEM system reserve partition on SSD Drive

Pretty sure it cannot be done with Windows own tools.

Look into Paragon Partition Manager boot disc.

You might also want to put your boot files on C.

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Hi.
I'm not sure this is the right forum to post this, if not let me know.

The Problem: I accidentally deleted some important data from a hard drive. I desperately want to rescue at least some of it. It is a folder containing a large number of digital photos.

This is what I've done:
1. accidentally deleted files
2. deleted the three partitions that were on the drive and made the drive into one partition
3. formatted the drive using Windows Disk Management tool in Administrative Tools (Windows XP). I used the "Quick Format" option rather than the "Full Format". The file system of the drive (also before formatting) is: NTFS
4. Currently there is new data on the drive. I'm using it as a backup drive now.

This all happened a few days ago. Only now I have realized the goof up.

Please, if there is any way you know of that I might best be able to salvage any of the lost data, I'd REALLY appreciate it.

Thanks!
 

A:Please Help... I've accidentally deleted important data from drive

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Hi, I accidentally deleted the volume on my 3rd hard drive and now my Windows Vista PC won't even recognize the drive. How can I fix this?

The problem started when I put my old Barracuda 160 gig drive in a usb external case and couldn't get it to work until I put the jumpers on 7-8. The problem was, it was asking me to format the drive which was full of files which I wanted to retrieve. Through a series of now obvious mistakes, I first shrunk the volume backwards, I meant to shrink only 50 MB but deleted all but 50 MB and then stupidly deleted the entire volume.

What I need now is to at least be able to have my PC recognize the drive again and to be able to restore the full volume but would ideally like to still be able to retrieve the data, if that's even possible at this point. Also, why does, or did my computer only recognize this drive in the 7-8 jumper configuration? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Tony

A:I accidentally deleted the volume on an external drive

Hello Tony, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might see if the method in the tutorial below may be able to work for this as well to recover it.

Partition - Recover Deleted Partitions in Windows

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Ok so this is what happened. Everyday my windows vista does an automatic files backup. It worked fine until one day a thing popped up during the backup and it said my backup failed because my drive D was full. So I came on here and someone said it was safe to delete all the files on my drive D, so I did. The files still wont work now because there is no folder for the backup files to go into. I tried doing the backup to another Drive, like drive C, but it wont give me that option. How can I recover my folders in Drive d?? Which ones were there?? This was about a month ago so I dont think I can recover them. I need to backup my files but there is an error everytime.
 

A:Accidentally Deleted needed folders in Drive D!

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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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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3220T CPU @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8062 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 941450 MB, Free - 900404 MB; D: Total - 10450 MB, Free - 10344 MB; E: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 456384 MB; F: Total - 305242 MB, Free - 105234 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 2AFB
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

How can I restore my D: drive recovery contents? I accidentally deleted the contents since it had become over capacity and was in the red-colored status continually.
 

A:Accidentally deleted my recovery drive contents.

You can't. Recovery partitions are generally full and that is not a problem. It won't cause you any problems that you deleted it but you just won't be able to restore your computer back to factory state without ordering a set of recovery discs from HP.
 

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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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I've had two disks:
1- SSD drive with OS
2- HDD with 4 partitions + system reserved

Because i wanted to get rid of system reserved partition i've deleted and extended one of those 4..
After that i formated and installed windows 7 x64 on my SSD.
Right now the hdd partitions won't show up, and the only way i can see those partitions is running windows installation cd, but they are listed as Dynamic and cant do anything about them. The partition i resized appears multiple times, i don't know what to do. I'm desperate here.

Gregrocker if you are around, please help me out.

A:Deleted System reserved partition on secondary hard drive

While you're waiting you should post a screen shot of the HDD.
Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
If you have made 5 partitions you have probably made the HDD dynamic and should attempt to make it basic again. A basic drive can have a maximum of 4 primary partitions.
Convert a Dynamic Disk to a Basic Disk

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I was recently doing a fresh install on my SSD (primary). I saw a 100mb system reserved partition and deleted it thinking it was from the primary drive. But it was from my data drive/secondary hard drive. Now the data partition is there in secondary hard drive but I'm unable to access it. Windows says I have to format the drive to access it, rightfully so.

Is there any way to access my data now?

A:Deleted system reserved partition from my secondary hard drive

Didn`t you even pay attention to what the Disk # was when you deleted it ? Obviously not.

Why didn`t you unplug your data drive before you even attempted the new install ???????

If you format your data drive, bye bye data.

There is no reason you can`t access the data on that drive.

Partition Wizard, Linux etc, there are many ways.

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I accidentally deleted some important files when trying to free up space on my laptop. Now, when I startup, it cannot go to my user. I lost my email settings, other functions. My docs are accessible by going to 'My Computer' then to drive C: then to the user, etc. However, from my Start menu, I can't get to them by simply clicking 'My Documents'.

I've tried to do some 'repairs' using Microsoft Knowledgebase but so far have been unsuccessful. I tried some of the suggested things and have made alist of many of the files that are missing when I tried to do a system repair. These files are not in the recovery section c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386. The list is here:

Lmmib2.dll
spider.exe
clipbrd.exe
hostmib.dll
staxmem.dll
admexs.dll
appconf.dll
iisadmin.dll
iisfecnv.dll
infocomm.dll
iscomlog.dll

I ran HiJackThis and the results are below.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 7:41:47 PM, on 4/24/2011
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\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
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A:Accidentally deleted important files, system restore not working

Please do not start more than one thead for the same issue.

Closing duplicate.
 

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I have a computer (HCL Beanstalk, Pentium 4) with Windows XP SP2 purchased in 2003. Recently, some system files including booting file were deleted accidentally. Now, the system doesn't boot. I have a recovery CD, but have misplaced the key. How do I restore WinXP in the system? I am not a techie, so please help me.

A:accidentally deleted system files, now comp doesn;t boot!

Hi and welcome to TSF

Look on the side or back of your PC, there should be a label with the
key number on it. Laptops check the bottom.

BG

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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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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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i try to backup my laptop data using system image recovery.. In the process, the system told me that 'the backup could take up to 16 GB of disc space.' So, i just create another partition (17 GB) on my external hard disc as a backup location. The process went smoothly. But unfortunately, all my external hard disc partition has been deleted and there is only one partition (RECOVERY 31.9GB ) that include recovery data is created.. Is it any way that i can apply to get back my deleted partition?

A:System image recovery has deleted my external hard drive partition

Hi Fuadansari

Can you please tell us the manufacturer and the model of the hard drive that was overwritten.

I've done that process so I think that I understand what happened. Is it an Acer laptop?

The most important thing at this point is that you DO NOT WRITE ANYTHING TO THE AFFECTED DRIVE. That means do not format it or do anything that may alter the data that is currently on it.

James

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Yesterday I was going to format an external hdd, however I accidentally format the system reserve drive(with minitool partition wizard and disk management), and then my win7 won't boot. So I create a win7 iso boot usb, it can go into the installation, however when I click install is says no driver found, i tried the swap usb driver method and still not working.

Additional information, from the installation, i found out that all other disk were fine(all file are still there) beside C:, the only thing left in my C: drive is a file called temp, so I assume maybe my win7 os has delete?

Sony laptop with win7 home premium 64bit os

How should I fix this problem? can i still recovery my C: drive?
Any suggestion would be helpful, I'm very appreciate that

problem restate:
1.accidently format system reserve with minitool wizard
2.installed win7 through burned dvd iso
3.still cannot boot windows with hdd
4.C: drive said no label and only thing left was "Temp" file
5.the installed win7 is in G: drive - local disk

A:format system reserve drive by mistake, cannot boot win7

Where did you get the Windows ISO and how did you turn it into a boot USB?

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I've signed up to this site just for this issue which I've had for over a year. Here are the details:

Samsung laptop RF511
While I was cleaning out all the extra programs the laptop came with, I accidentally deleted something that was crucial for my disk reader. Whenever I pop in any data disk or movie, the computer struggles for a few minutes then gives up, as if nothing has been inserted. Oddly enough... I don't believe this always happens with music CDs. The computer also hasn't be able to let me burn anything on a blank disk. I often receive the "Please insert a blank disk" message, when one is already inserted.

This is getting really frustrating since I have a lot of data to backup and absolutely need help! I'm not a programmer and would need thorough explanation and a walk-through for this please.

I went to the Samsung website and looked at what might be missing (had no idea what I was doing...) I downloaded something called the BIOS updater, which did nothing unfortunately.

Please let me know if something sounds familiar and how I might be able to replace this bloody program I foolishly deleted!
Thanks a million.
 

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I've signed up to this site just for this issue which I've had for over a year. Here are the details:

Samsung laptop RF511
While I was cleaning out all the extra programs the laptop came with, I accidentally deleted something that was crucial for my disk reader. Whenever I pop in any data disk or movie, the computer struggles for a few minutes then gives up, as if nothing has been inserted. Oddly enough... I don't believe this always happens with music CDs. The computer also hasn't be able to let me burn anything on a blank disk. I often receive the "Please insert a blank disk" message, when one is already inserted.

This is getting really frustrating since I have a lot of data to backup and absolutely need help! I'm not a programmer and would need thorough explanation and a walk-through for this please.

I went to the Samsung website and looked at what might be missing (had no idea what I was doing...) I downloaded something called the BIOS updater, which did nothing unfortunately.

Please let me know if something sounds familiar and how I might be able to replace this bloody program I foolishly deleted!
Thanks a million.
 

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RELEVANCY SCORE 65.6

I've signed up to this site just for this issue which I've had for over a year. Here are the details:

Samsung laptop RF511
While I was cleaning out all the extra programs the laptop came with, I accidentally deleted something that was crucial for my disk reader. Whenever I pop in any data disk or movie, the computer struggles for a few minutes then gives up, as if nothing has been inserted. Oddly enough... I don't believe this always happens with music CDs. The computer also hasn't be able to let me burn anything on a blank disk. I often receive the "Please insert a blank disk" message, when one is already inserted.

This is getting really frustrating since I have a lot of data to backup and absolutely need help! I'm not a programmer and would need thorough explanation and a walk-through for this please.

I went to the Samsung website and looked at what might be missing (had no idea what I was doing...) I downloaded something called the BIOS updater, which did nothing unfortunately.

Please let me know if something sounds familiar and how I might be able to replace this bloody program I foolishly deleted!
Thanks a million.

EDIT:

I don't think I was clear enough in my explanation.... I don't require a program to copy/read/burn. The problem is the laptop itself. It does not recognize any disk I inset. Nothing pops up on my E: drive....
 

A:Accidentally deleted important drive software.. can't figure out how to recover? Help

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RELEVANCY SCORE 65.6

I've signed up to this site just for this issue which I've had for over a year. Here are the details:

Samsung laptop RF511
While I was cleaning out all the extra programs the laptop came with, I accidentally deleted something that was crucial for my disk reader. Whenever I pop in any data disk or movie, the computer struggles for a few minutes then gives up, as if nothing has been inserted. Oddly enough... I don't believe this always happens with music CDs. The computer also hasn't be able to let me burn anything on a blank disk. I often receive the "Please insert a blank disk" message, when one is already inserted.

This is getting really frustrating since I have a lot of data to backup and absolutely need help! I'm not a programmer and would need thorough explanation and a walk-through for this please.

I went to the Samsung website and looked at what might be missing (had no idea what I was doing...) I downloaded something called the BIOS updater, which did nothing unfortunately.

Please let me know if something sounds familiar and how I might be able to replace this bloody program I foolishly deleted!
Thanks a million.
 

A:Accidentally deleted important drive software.. can't figure out how to recover? Hel

Now this is just a guess that may save you a full re-install.
Install a CD/DVD burning program and it may correct the fault. Also Windows builtin burning is not the cleverest of tools.
Here are a few suggestions:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-cd-dvd-burning-software.htm
 

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Hi. My laptop is Acer with Windows 7 home premium 64 bit OS.
It contain only 1 single partition disk that is c drive only.
Recently, i accidentally convert the c drive which contain OS into dynamic disk.
After i restart the laptop, it shows the following:
BootMgr is missing
Please press Alt, Ctrl +del to restart
Now, i not able to enter the window. I am so worry because my important data is kept inside the hard disk, and i still not yet do any back up copy on it.
I searching on this forum and learnt that i need a window 7 installation disk to repair it, but my problem is the computer dealer not give me any windows 7 installation disk when i baught this laptop as their said all the driver and windows program already kept in side the harddisk.
Any help are much appreciated...

I tried to remove the laptop hardisk which is a 500GB toshiba SATA hardisk. Then, i use the other laptop with Windows XP professional with the intention to copy yhe file inside the toshiba hard disk.

However, after plugged in the hard disk to the other laptop, under the disk management, it shows that the toshiba disk as : dynamic disk, unreadable.
So, i having problem to backup the data inside the toshiba hard disk.....

A:Accidentally changed hard drive with OS to dynamic drive.startup fail.

Hello Yee, welcome to Seven Forums!









Have a look at Option Four in the tutorial at the link below to see if the "Set Partition as Primary" option is available; there's also a link in the same tutorial for the info on creating a Windows recovery disk.


Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

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I'm trying to wipe/secure erase my computer hard drive and put it back to factory settings--the computer is getting sold. From reading the forums, I realize I can use clean all or other programs to write over the "deleted" data with ones or zeros.

However, my plan of action was to:
1. Use system recovery to put the computer back to factory settings
2. Create a system image
3. Use clean all from the command prompt to wipe the drive
4. Reinstall Windows 7 via installation CD
5. Restore via system image

The one problem is that I don't know if a system image saves absolutely everything, including data that had been "deleted" and is still present on the hard drive but is designated by the computer to be written over. I'm worried that if I do this, I'll just be undoing my attempt at securely erasing my hard drive and the "deleted" data will still be available for people to find if they tried.

Does anyone know? If this is true, I'll just do all of this and just reinstall the HP drivers and software that came with it manually and the hard drive won't have a recovery partition for the next person.

A:Does a system image save "deleted" data on the hard drive

I'm not sure I follow your steps. I'm missing why you'd install Windows 7, then restore. Do you have a Recovery Disk ?? If not can you still make one ?? If either is yes, then I'd wipe the drive and restore and be done with it.

On the other hand, if I was that concerned I'd probably just put another HDD in it and restore to it.

In answer to your question though, it depends on what you use to capture / apply the image. Imagex, by nature, simply gets the "meat" of the OS install and leaves behind anything else. Other stuff may well carry the "ones and zeros" of deleted data as well. I seem to recall once using a utility that grabbed the entire partition to apply elsewhere. I quit using it because it was more trouble than it was worth.

But by far the most secure method is to replace that hard drive and keep the drive that "might" have recoverable data and use it yourself as a spare or external drive.

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Hi. I was just trying out the file sharing program SoulSeek for the last couple of hours. I guess I accidently shared my hard drive, because after I looked at the transfer page, I realized there were over twenty files that someone had downloaded off me that weren't in the folder I thought I was sharing. I also didn't recognize the name of any of the files. I am kind of worried. What is the worst that could have been downloaded. Should I start changing passwords for my e-mail, etc.?
 

A:Accidentally shared whole hard drive

is soulseek a P2P for copying music etc - if so then this will not get support from this forum - i dont know the program - let us know if its legal.

if you have shared you harddrive for anyone to access then they could have copied anything they wanted.

also if it is illegal filesharing then you will have loads of spyware on the PC as thats part of the deal......
 

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Pc was stuck on a diagnostics loop and while trying to open safe mode I got distracted and I think I ran Asus E Z flash by mistake, without backing anything up or having anything plugged in. Now it won't boot, all I get is a black screen with a flashing "_", but it won't let my type and it won't run the diagnostic at all. What did I do?? Please help!

A:I think I accidentally flashed my hard drive

When booting, try holding all 4 directional keys at the same time to possibly regain your bios settings. As a last resort, Asus will restore the bios for a fee.

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Hi, I am using Vista 64-bit OS. I was being helped by an Electronic Arts service rep when I unintentionally deleted the entire wow6432node under Local System in System. I backed up the registry before deleting anything but I am unable to log onto my account. I turn on my desktop and things load but then the screen becomes black. System restore and using Last Known Good Configuration at the startup haven't worked. I have very important family photos and videos saved so I can't wipe my hard drive before I back those things up but I can't even get to my Desktop. Please assist me in what to do!

A:Accidentally deleted "wow6432node" in Local System

Welcome
Every member has their own concerns, yours seems to be primarily with your stuff and the computer second.
Back up your stuff and then we will talk
Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer - How-To Geek

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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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I had 960/970GB full on it, and I accidentally overwrote it, trying to format my SD card, accidentally did my HDD..
Is there a way to 100% recover it? :\
 

A:Accidentally formatted my external hard drive.. :\

http://www.piriform.com/recuva
 

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