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Windows 7: Windows reset itself back to 2014. Is it possible to recover all data?

01 Aug 2016   #1

windows 7 Ultimate x64
Windows reset itself back to 2014. Is it possible to recover all data?

Hi everyone,

I recently came back home from a long weekend. I turn on my computer and no problems at all. I checked some emails and looked on facebook.

I have this random hard drive I wanted to check out to see if could use it. I didn't want to get a virus so I disconnected my two hard drives that are already in my tower. I was going to use a linux disc to boot up and see if the disc could even spin and if so, I would have wiped it then. Turned out I couldn't find my linux disc so I took the drive out and hooked mine back up. I went to start it and apparently I got the cables crossed and it said to reboot and use proper boot device. I switched the wires while the computer was still powered on. Probably shouldnèt have. The computer turned on like normal except one major problem..... it reset back to 2014. I lost everything from then up to now. Emails on thunderbird, bookmarks, files, etc...

Back in 2014 I had windows installed on a 60GB SSD and it was filling up quick so I got a 120GB SSD. I had transfered that 60GB partiton to the new 120GB SSD. It worked totally fine up until today. Windows now thinks it`s still in the 60GB drive. It`s not showing the correct drive size of 120GB. It only shows 60GB.

This is one strange and frustrating situation. Can anyone help with my problem? Please and thanks
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01 Aug 2016   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Welcome to our forum ogre25

If you can still boot complete this tutorial by Golden so members can have a look.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

You can also go into the bios and reset the time and date.
Then check and correct Windows 7 time and date.
I have had Linux play games with the time and dates.

Another possibility could be a faulty motherboard battery. Bios battery.
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01 Aug 2016   #3

windows 7 Ultimate x64

It turns out I'm slow in the brain.

When I upgraded from the 60GB to the 120GB I forgot to take the old one out of the case. When I went to plug my drive back in I did it by feel because it was dark. You guessed it, I plugged the wrong one in.

Sorry for wasting everyone's time, but I'm sure you'll get a good laugh out of it.
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02 Aug 2016   #4

Windows 10 Pro x64

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02 Aug 2016   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

My fault.

I should of mentioned in my post #2 to turn on the lights and make sure you plug the proper drive into the proper place. (Just a little laugh)

We all make little dumb mistakes. No big deal.

Just verify that the time and date are correct now.

Happy computing.
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02 Aug 2016   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

At least the Member was honest enough to admit the mistake & let us know.

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