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Windows 7: Is my harddrive dying?

02 Apr 2015   #1
xxvoodooxx

64 Bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Is my harddrive dying?

Hi today when i switched on my computer my folders on the desktop disappeared some folders also disappeared like downloads , my music , my pictures. My desktop background turned black.I tried system restore and the users folders were restored but some of my desktop folders was not fully restored.

I uninstalled my antivirus "Bitdefender total security 2015" and installed a new one 360 total security and i restarted, when my pc is shutting down a error message popped out it wrote "windows cannot open cmd32.exe or something" After restarting my folders were gone again and i had to use system restore and the same files was restored


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02 Apr 2015   #2
comptech

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Welcome to forum,
you Hard disk is good.... otherwise you dont even get into windows screen.... if you do system restore it will restore to the previous date.. so some of the icons you created after that date will not get restored...
did you try to start your pc in safe mode...?
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02 Apr 2015   #3
xxvoodooxx

64 Bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by comptech View Post
Welcome to forum,
you Hard disk is good.... otherwise you dont even get into windows screen.... if you do system restore it will restore to the previous date.. so some of the icons you created after that date will not get restored...
did you try to start your pc in safe mode...?
Yes i tried i created before that date. When i restart the files are gone again

Update: Now my desktop icons are gone except for recycle bin
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02 Apr 2015   #4
comptech

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

try chkdsk in command prompt and also try to run anti virus to know any virus issue in your pc...
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02 Apr 2015   #5
xxvoodooxx

64 Bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

umm lol .. My cmd is gone i wanted to take a screenshot and use paint and it is gone too. There is a error message when i open my C drive it says "Location is not available for desktop"

edit:I found it on system 32. Let me run it now
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02 Apr 2015   #6
xxvoodooxx

64 Bit Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

WARNING! F parameter not specified.
Running CHKDSK in read-only mode.

CHKDSK is verifying files (stage 1 of 3)...
408576 file records processed.
File verification completed.
2488 large file records processed.
0 bad file records processed.
2 EA records processed.
31 reparse records processed.
CHKDSK is verifying indexes (stage 2 of 3)...
576010 index entries processed.
Index verification completed.
0 unindexed files scanned.
0 unindexed files recovered.
CHKDSK is verifying security descriptors (stage 3 of 3)
408576 file SDs/SIDs processed.
Security descriptor verification completed.
83718 data files processed.
CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
37392072 USN bytes processed.
Usn Journal verification completed.
Windows has checked the file system and found no pr

976657407 KB total disk space.
162594648 KB in 286387 files.
200104 KB in 83719 indexes.
0 KB in bad sectors.
545839 KB in use by the system.
65536 KB occupied by the log file.
813316816 KB available on disk.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
244164351 total allocation units on disk.
203329204 allocation units available on disk.
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02 Apr 2015   #7
comptech

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

There are two following reason behind that
1. If you can’t able to see your task bar & your desktop icons, that means explorer.exe have not loaded properly.
2. Might be some of Virus has changed the files attribute set as Hidden, and also changed the Setting of appropriate registry settings.

See here for more details..desktop icons disappear


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