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Windows 7: I have a major problem and i dont know how to solve it.

03 Sep 2010   #1
Deerbolt

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
I have a major problem and i dont know how to solve it.

i have a major problem and i dont know how to solve it. please can you help. i work from home and have a newly made pc with several hdd and quite suddenly windows 7 has completely formatted 1 of my drives and has made it into an active recovery partition and i cant delete the thing i make regular backups with ghost of my c: and all my other drives are just there as storage. i originally had c: / d: / e: / f: / and i: drive. the i: drive is ghost images and is always hidden so family and kids dont trash it. but for some reason drive e: is no longer there. the drive at the top of the screen is the drive i want to reclaim but only get the option of help when i right click on it.




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03 Sep 2010   #2
osholt

Windows 7 Profesional x86, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 
 

If the I:\ drive is a physical HHD (and not just a partition) you could format it completely using the Windows 7 install disk. You just run the disk up until just after you format the appropriate HDD.

Then boot back into Windows and it should be there again as normal.

If you need any more help or explanation just ask.

Oli
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03 Sep 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Although your picture is far to dark to read (at least for my eyes), I suspect that someone has tampered with the disk. Windows does not "suddenly format" a disk by itself. Use Partition Wizard ( BEST FREE Partition Manager Software for Windows supports all 32-bit & 64 bit Windows No-server OS. ) to deal with it.
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03 Sep 2010   #4
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

[QUOTE=Deerbolt;937904[/QUOTE]

Although the guilty party/parties will deny it, someone has tampered with your computer.

Your snapshot is much, much too dark. Did you use the Win 7 Snipping Tool?

Now to solve your problem.

Make yourself a bootable CD of Partition Wizard, boot from same and see if that will fill the bill.

If not think about spending $45 and getting the Partition Recovery capabilities of following link:
Active@ File Recovery Professional $45 (will recover deleted partitions)
Recover deleted files also from formatted and deleted partitions
Does work with soft and hard RAID arrays.
Active@ File Recovery. Features
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03 Sep 2010   #5
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Try right clicking on it and consigning a letter to it and it should be recognized.
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03 Sep 2010   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Please FIRST use Partition Wizard. You have received some advise that could potentially destroy info you do not desire to lose.
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03 Sep 2010   #7
kodi

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

If you are talking about my post, assigning a letter does not erase any data.
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