Drive c:/ not accessible

July 24, 2011 at 12:06:55
Specs: Windows 7
Hi there, about week before, we lost power in our appartment while my pc was on. After power back immidialtely, I could not reboot my pc, not in even safe mode. But I had windows recovery console installed earlier, I tried to use that.(I googled it and found to do that, so I followed that instruction and chkdsk c command in windows recovery console)
Later I reinstalled windlows XP cd and reinstalled windows on my hard drive. Now when I turned on my pc, I don't see that initial log in which ask for password. And after windows comes, I can not see any of my data. When I go to my computer and click on drive c, it tells me that drive c is not accessible.
Please help me to get my hard drive back.
Thanks in advance.

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#1
July 24, 2011 at 12:26:44
"Later I reinstalled windlows XP cd and reinstalled windows on my hard drive"
Did you format the drive? If so, data is gone. Repair was the best option at that point.
If you did not format, the data is probably in a file folder in documents and settings. You may not be able to access the folder if it was encrypted or password protected.
"it tells me that drive c is not accessible"
Do you have an option to "click here to view contents"? That is normal on new or fresh XP installs. Click to view the contents.
Depending on "how" you re-installed, will determine how much data is recovered / found.
Let us know how where you are, what problems you encounter.



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#2
July 24, 2011 at 17:05:14
1) I just repair when I reinstall windows XP again. I did not format my hard drive.
2) No, I don't see any option like you mention here.
When I right check on properties for drive c in my computer, it tells me that used space 0 bytes,free space 0 bytes, capacity 0 bytes.


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#3
July 25, 2011 at 04:41:04
Use this. Post what you find...
http://www.piriform.com/recuva

It sounds like you are working from another drive letter. What ever it finds - copy to your other drive.


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#4
August 8, 2011 at 06:15:22
on c drive 1) go to--> properties u will find only general,tools,hardware
2)in tools go to folder options go to view tab
3)come to bottom and remove tick mark for use simple file sharing then right click the c drive u will find 3 more options now sharing,security,quota
4)now go to security tab and go for advanced and go to add advanced and find now there u add the following users and check it out
administrators,users, local service,network service,authenticated users
after that ur issue may get resolved i faced this issue and got it resolved so i just want to help the people who faces the same jagadeesh

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