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Windows 7: oh no- updated some drivers - to HD's turned unallocated !

04 Dec 2010   #51
OldMX

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional / Windows 7 Professional
 
 

TestDisk - CGSecurity

That should undelete the partitions.


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04 Dec 2010   #52
scrooge

win 7 ( 64 bit)
 
 

i had something like that happen to me abit back .can't remember what i was doing to the system at the time but i was able to fix it by assigning the drives a new letter .after that the drives came backup and no data was lost.
hope that helps ...

scrooge
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04 Dec 2010   #53
rozroz

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
This is a chronic problem with these driver update programs which are absolutely unnecessary in Windows 7, which has the drivers in it's installer or quickly updated via optional Windows Updates. You used 67 Dodge Dart (XP) repair tools on a new Lexus.

Boot the Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD, click through to Recovery Tools list to System Restore back until the problem goes away. You may need your earliest restore point, or a Win7 Backup Image if you made one. System Repair Disc - Create

If this fails try Rolling Back your IDE Storage controller driver in Device Manager then restart the computer. It may be necessary to change the driver by selecting Browse and then Select from List to determine which is the old driver:
Attachment 120496

Your data is most likely there, but just not being read on this machine until you reverse an incorrect IDE controller driver provided by the crapware program.

If all else fails, I would try a Repair Install which may sort out the mess which has been made.

If you decide to reinstall, wipe the HD of any corrupt or possibly infected code, keep all other HD's unplugged during reinstall. re-install windows 7
when i'm checking for restore point on regular windows loading there's none.
if i'm in the recovery cd i WILL find a restore point ?
i don't have an image backup and just reinstalled windows 2 week ago and don't want to do all that again.
if there is no restore point to be found even on recovery cd process should i uninstall the driver and look for earlier drivers on regular windows loading?
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04 Dec 2010   #54
rozroz

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scrooge View Post
i had something like that happen to me abit back .can't remember what i was doing to the system at the time but i was able to fix it by assigning the drives a new letter .after that the drives came backup and no data was lost.
hope that helps ...

scrooge
it's not really possible if you look at the options i've got:


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04 Dec 2010   #55
rozroz

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OldMX View Post
TestDisk - CGSecurity

That should undelete the partitions.
should i keep that as final solution?
(i don't have any space if i need to transfer data or such)
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04 Dec 2010   #56
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
This is a chronic problem with these driver update programs which are absolutely unnecessary in Windows 7, which has the drivers in it's installer or quickly updated via optional Windows Updates. You used 67 Dodge Dart (XP) repair tools on a new Lexus.

Boot the Win7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD, click through to Recovery Tools list to System Restore back until the problem goes away. You may need your earliest restore point, or a Win7 Backup Image if you made one. System Repair Disc - Create

If this fails try Rolling Back your IDE Storage controller driver in Device Manager then restart the computer. It may be necessary to change the driver by selecting Browse and then Select from List to determine which is the old driver:
Attachment 120496

Your data is most likely there, but just not being read on this machine until you reverse an incorrect IDE controller driver provided by the crapware program.

If all else fails, I would try a Repair Install which may sort out the mess which has been made.

If you decide to reinstall, wipe the HD of any corrupt or possibly infected code, keep all other HD's unplugged during reinstall. re-install windows 7
thanks gregrocker i have highlighted the options i totally agree with that you should try
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04 Dec 2010   #57
rozroz

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
im wondering if you repair windows with the windows disc it will reset the drives for you
i've tried to start with the recovery cd but then had to stop cause i was unsure:
i got this "load saved windows image" which i don't have, also not big chance of getting a restore point cause i don't find any now.
on that options window i had "load drivers" - for inserting window original cd..
and "next"..
also- i don't have a rolling back option on drive properties.
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04 Dec 2010   #58
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yowanvista View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
How to Do a Repair Install to Fix Windows 7 brinks tutorial


Repair Install

OR


How to Do a Custom Installation of Windows 7 brinks tutorial


Custom Install Windows 7
+1, this seems to be the only solution left
thanks yowanvista i no you dont want to reinstall windows but it seems to be the best option
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04 Dec 2010   #59
rozroz

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

that's the driver installed now:


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04 Dec 2010   #60
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

(credit gregrocker)If this fails try Rolling Back your IDE Storage controller driver in Device Manager then restart the computer. It may be necessary to change the driver by selecting Browse and then Select from List to determine which is the old driver:


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