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04 Sep 2010   #1

se7en
 
 
I did a no no

I turned my recovery Drive into a wireless adapter or something, it has an Icon of a wireless USB adapter with green lines coming from it. Its a WinXP PC Desktop. How can I change it back to a normal Drive?

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04 Sep 2010   #2

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Hi

Drive Icon - Change (thanks to Shawn)
Tutorials is great place to hang-out

Regards
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04 Sep 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

Just the icon? Is the partition intact?
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05 Sep 2010   #4

se7en
 
 

The pc sees it as a USB Wireless network I guess, since when I connect a real USB wireless Adapter it is named Wireless Connection 2.

What do you mean partition? im not that acquainted with the terms.

Ty for the replies.
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05 Sep 2010   #5

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by heaumanepunk View Post
The pc sees it as a USB Wireless network I guess, since when I connect a real USB wireless Adapter it is named Wireless Connection 2.

Sorry I was way-off on this one - better grab some zzzz's
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05 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

If this happened recently you could do a System Restore to solve the problem. It will restore your computer to an earlier point in time, your documents should not be affected.

BTW this is a XP comp?
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05 Sep 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by heaumanepunk View Post

What do you mean partition? im not that acquainted with the terms.

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You said your Recovery drive has had it's icon replaced with wireless icon, correct?

A Recovery partition holds a factory image which when run will recover your computer to factory condition.

Is this the Recovery partition (drive) on your HD and is it still intact - check contents after unhiding files at Control Panel>Folder Options>View?

Will it make the Recovery Disks or run if you cue it up from Windows or press the keys to run it from boot - just cue it up to see.

Or are you referring to an External Storage drive?
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05 Sep 2010   #8

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Post a screen shot of Disk Management here please. Good tutorial for doing that here:

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To get to Disk Management, click on Start and type disk management and press Enter.
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