I have a problem with Windows 7 and the c drive. I will try to explain a little bit the situation:
I have a Dell xps l501x with a home edition windows 7 licence.
Since I prefer to use linux, I resized the Windows7 and create another partition for the linux distribution when I bought. So I had Windows 7 and linux (arch linux) working together for some months.
I barely used Windows 7 so I decided to use virtualbox to use windows7 (the raw device as a harddrive). And here started the problems, because I ended with a black screen and the mouse pointer in windows7 (the probably was due to a resolution problem)
After many months (as I said, I barely used it), yesterday I decided to fix the problem and I managed to do it. But now I have another problem that I don't know how to fix it (I'm not using virtualbox anymore).
When I start windows 7, the wallpaper is black with the infamous "compilation 7600" and many advice that "is not a genuine copy" (actually it is), and a lot of errors at start.
Trying to use the OS:
- Many application don't work. Even diskmgmt.msc doesn't work.
- I can't access C drive, if I tried prompts an error about permissions, even if I change the permissions I can't access. And If I try to see the properties all the values in the c drive are "0 bytes" (size, free space...). Regarding that, I can't download anything.
It seem the c drive is not recognized and I suppose that is the main problem.
If I boot with the option "Directory Services Restore Mode" I can acces to C and everything seems to work better. And in the properties the values are correct (the size, free space....) .
I don't know too much about windows7 so I will be glad if someone can give me any tips about how to fix this problem.
Sorry if my english is not perfect at all.