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Windows 7: C: Drive Missing

03 Feb 2010   #1
Fuentes

7 HP & ULT
 
 
C: Drive Missing

Hi all--

I recently suffered some sort of virus attack that somehow erased portions of my system. I tried to reinstall W7, but the installation couldn't find my C: drive, not is it visible in Device Manager or in Administration/Computer Management. My partition software says it's there, and I only have a few issues with actually using it.

Should I just Format C: and reinstall from a USB key? This all began when Comcast switched to Norton from McAfee...I think...

As always, any insight/help is sincerely appreciated.


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03 Feb 2010   #2
Stevy22

Windows 7 and MAC
 
 

Thats correct format using F Disc partition and then reinstall your OS using removable media like a flash drive
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03 Feb 2010   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fuentes View Post
Hi all--

I recently suffered some sort of virus attack that somehow erased portions of my system. I tried to reinstall W7, but the installation couldn't find my C: drive, not is it visible in Device Manager or in Administration/Computer Management. My partition software says it's there, and I only have a few issues with actually using it.

Should I just Format C: and reinstall from a USB key? This all began when Comcast switched to Norton from McAfee...I think...

As always, any insight/help is sincerely appreciated.
Try this first:

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03 Feb 2010   #4
brady

 

check for the drives in registry... [regedit \ HKLM \ SYSTEM \ Mounted Devices] do you see your drives there? I am simply curious to see exactly what this 'virus' did.
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03 Feb 2010   #5
Fuentes

7 HP & ULT
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
check for the drives in registry... [regedit \ HKLM \ SYSTEM \ Mounted Devices] do you see your drives there? I am simply curious to see exactly what this 'virus' did.
and this is what it said...included 2 more pic...


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03 Feb 2010   #6
Fuentes

7 HP & ULT
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
check for the drives in registry... [regedit \ HKLM \ SYSTEM \ Mounted Devices] do you see your drives there? I am simply curious to see exactly what this 'virus' did.
I can only assumed you that you designed this...it worked!
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03 Feb 2010   #7
brady

 

very interesting, i'll report back.
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03 Feb 2010   #8
brady

 

it's not gone, it's simply removing the drive from view. There are a couple ways to fix this issue. easiest way is to install tweakui and reset your drive view with a simple check mark. Next run malwarebytes, and that should clean the remainder of the issue if it's not cleared already.
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03 Feb 2010   #9
Fuentes

7 HP & ULT
 
 

tweakui?

Have you lost your mind?

A serious response is warmly appreciated....
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