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Windows 7: Adjusted startup: HP Factory Image drive disappears after each restart


07 Jul 2012   #1

 
 
Adjusted startup: HP Factory Image drive disappears after each restart

Two problems, related in timing.

On July 1st, I made some adjustments to my startup config and such, and ever since then I've been having problems where my IE and Windows Media Player freeze for a few seconds when loading (though without interrupting data)


But most important of which is that since that time, my HP Factory Image D:\ drive has disappeared. It never served me any purpose, but it always just sat there in my Hard Disk lists on my Computer screen, and is conspicuous in its absence.


I checked my Disk Management and found that the 12 GB where the "D" drive was had become "Unallocated". Before I did something stupid, I checked to Rescan Drives, and it re-found the Factory Image! From then on, the FACTORY_IMAGE (D shows up in my Computer.


But after a few days I found that it was no longer showing on my Computer window, and realized that after restarting or shutting down my comp, it would always disappear, only to re-appear when I rescan my disks.



What's the problem? What service do I need to restore/fix to stop this from happening?




Somewhat related question: Would getting a whole new motherboard and CPU but retaining the old harddrive end these problems mentioned above or is it something to do solely with my faulty configurations?


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07 Jul 2012   #2

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before you start spending money or mess your machine up any more--go into MSCONFIG and select the normal startup button then restart to see if problem(s) are gone


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07 Jul 2012   #3

 
 

But I had already tried restarting by re-enabling all the things I had disabled; it even conveniently showed me which date I had disabled each item, and so I did that
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