|Moderator note: This thread is a followup to pepanee earlier thread http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...|
So I used a certain data recovery software to find files in my hard disks. This image shows the conclusion of the scan.
Those certain names under "Labels" seemed familiar; they look like Windows XP Installation CDs. Did a little bit of research to actually confirm that. So I used a certain HEX editor and scrolled down to those sectors. Some of those few sectors are empty, so I scrolled down and actually found words like: AMD64, DOCS, I386, ..., SVCPACK, SYSTEM32, etc, which ARE folder names from a Windows XP CD.
Those folders are sitting in a back up hard drive that I cannot view...
I set the option to view hidden files, I don't see them.
I have been defragging my hard disks regularly And doing a free space defrag (clear out anything that is junk that is sitting in the hard disk that is not listed in the MBR.
So I find this very odd.
I'm going to recover one of those partitions if I could, yet why can't I view those partitions in Windows Explorer? How is this possible? How will I be able to delete these partitions that I do not want? Those 'CDs' are hidden on the hard disk. What virus is this?
Help would be much appreciated.
edited by moderator: As noted above and message edited by pepanee