i cant access my c or d hdd

March 26, 2011 at 10:33:22
Specs: Windows XP
i cannot access my c od hard drive no more and another dirve f appeared?? ive lost everything that was on my computer and everytime i try to access c or d drive it asks my to format them?? how can i sort out this problem pls, any help is much appreciated

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#1
March 26, 2011 at 11:17:56
How are you running the computer then?

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#2
March 26, 2011 at 11:21:33
i put the windows recovery disk in and repaired the problem but now i have another hdd called F:/ which the sytem is booting off how this has happened i dont know i only have to hard drives C an D??

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#3
March 26, 2011 at 11:25:31
What most likely happened is that you changed the boot order of your computer. Are your files on the F: drive? If they are, you just changed the boot order or drive letter.

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#4
March 26, 2011 at 11:27:57
You didn't perform a repair but a new installation.

You may need to take ownership of your files/folders. Look at the link below to learn how to do that.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308421


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#5
March 26, 2011 at 11:31:16
none of my files are ther lost my music prducing software all the music i have made all my music and pictues files everything!! im a dj and music producer and now everythings gone!!

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#6
March 26, 2011 at 11:32:33
I wonder if you have installed xp on a fat32 partition and no longer reads the ntfs partitions. It may be a thought to try "recuva" or pc inspector, free data recovery and see if you can get your files back, then you can try to do a factory restore, "if" you have an undamaged recovery partition or disks. You may be able to as they say switch the boot back to c: drive and see if it loads/doesn't load as before. I think you have installed on leftover space on a fat partition and that is your f: drive/operating system drive currently.

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#7
March 26, 2011 at 11:34:39
Go to the link above and follow the instructions. If you can't resolve the problem then you can use a recovery program called recuva. Get recuva at the link below.

http://www.piriform.com/recuva


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#8
March 26, 2011 at 12:33:24
It would be better if you have another drive to copy your data to.

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#9
March 26, 2011 at 12:40:28
Wizard

If the take ownership works the OP won't need to move any files.

rixxy

Now do you understand why you have been told to always backup your files?


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#10
March 26, 2011 at 13:00:44
yeah i;ve been told loads of times , learn the hard way!!

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