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Accidentally deleted volume under disk management

Question: Accidentally deleted volume under disk management

Hi,

Today I was in Disk Management and accidentally removed Volume K: which was my external Seagate Hard Drive. I meant to re format and delete the files but not delete the acutal volume.

I now cannot see my drive K: when I go into My Computer, but it is their in device manager, when I plug it in an out, i get the noise, but I just cant access it, so I did a system restore to a few days ago, but no look its still gone, i actually am not worried about the files on it, I just wanted to be able to use it again.

I am using Vista Home.

Rgds

Valerie

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Answer: Accidentally deleted volume under disk management

You should be able to go back into Disk Management to re-initialize and reformat the drive. With the Disk Management window open, look down at the list where the individual drives are listed in bold print (it should list Disk 0, Disk 1, the CD drives, etc). The drive in question should be listed; right click on the bold print for the drive and choose initialize. Once that is done, you should be able to partition and format as usual.

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The volume utitliy is gone from the computer, how do I get it back? could it be found on any of my computer cds or on the internet? I use xp.

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Hi, I accidentally deleted the volume on my 3rd hard drive and now my Windows Vista PC won't even recognize the drive. How can I fix this?

The problem started when I put my old Barracuda 160 gig drive in a usb external case and couldn't get it to work until I put the jumpers on 7-8. The problem was, it was asking me to format the drive which was full of files which I wanted to retrieve. Through a series of now obvious mistakes, I first shrunk the volume backwards, I meant to shrink only 50 MB but deleted all but 50 MB and then stupidly deleted the entire volume.

What I need now is to at least be able to have my PC recognize the drive again and to be able to restore the full volume but would ideally like to still be able to retrieve the data, if that's even possible at this point. Also, why does, or did my computer only recognize this drive in the 7-8 jumper configuration? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Tony

Answer:I accidentally deleted the volume on an external drive

Hello Tony, and welcome to Vista Forums.

You might see if the method in the tutorial below may be able to work for this as well to recover it.

Partition - Recover Deleted Partitions in Windows

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I had two 3TB Seagate HDD's set up as a mirror in disk management, one of them failed about a week ago so I bought a new drive to replace the failed one, after initializing the new drive the failed drive was still showing under disk management so I stupidly removed it and now the good drive is showing as 'Unallocated'
It didn't give me any warnings and just took 2 seconds so it's not been formatted, can I recover this drive some how?
Thanks.

Answer:HDD accidentally removed under disk management - Can I recover it?

Yes.. i think its possible.. and there are softwares like Minitool power data recovery..etc..umm and if you had partition table saved it could be done too.. someone in the forum would be able to help you.. i guess computer by default keeps a track of diskpartition activities..so if you can get a hang of the partition table i should be able to help you with recovery.

Oh i remember this minitools partition wizard..with it you can recovery partitions.. and its for free..
let me find the link...

http://download.cnet.com/MiniTool-Pa...3f574cddb6b165

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So, for some reason I decided to mess around with my computer...and I accidentally deleted Disk Defrag from the system. I did a search/find and it hasn't turned up any results. Disk Cleanup still exists, however. It's as if Disk Defrag hasn't existed at all. It isn't in the trashcan...and I'm thinking I deleted more than just a shortcut. So, if I did this...how do I get it back? I downloaded a lot of stuff on my computer like Photoshop, McAfee AntiVirus, Mozilla Firefox, and several other programs... By the way, I'm using Windows XP.
 

Answer:Accidentally Deleted Disk Defragmenter!

This one is free

http://www.kessels.com/defrag/
 

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I tried to follow a tutorial I found here on this site. It was to merge my C: and D: drivers. I deleted the volume space for D: because it was already empty. When I did, it disappeared. I then couldn't merge it's space with C:. The space is still there. I just can't access it. It seems to be on a different disk with an untitled name.
I took a screenshot of my disk manager to show it's current state, but when I try to attach it, the website flags it as spam.
I didn't do a back up of D, if anyone asked. Mostly because it was completely empty.
If anyone could help me, that would be wonderful. I have Windows 10

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I sometimes come across computers where Disk Management is unable to shrink the system partition as much I as would like. (This seems to be mainly on computers that have been in use for a while. New computers are not generally a problem).

Are there any workarounds or free partitioning software that will do what Disk Management cannot do in these instances?

Thanks

Answer:Disk Management cannot shrink volume enough

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Vincenzo


I sometimes come across computers where Disk Management is unable to shrink the system partition as much I as would like. (This seems to be mainly on computers that have been in use for a while. New computers are not generally a problem).

Are there any workarounds or free partitioning software that will do what Disk Management cannot do in these instances?

Thanks


Give this a try. A lot of folks here use it. BEST FREE Partition Manager Software for Windows supports all 32-bit & 64 bit Windows No-server OS.

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I just installed a use hard drive that had 2 partitions on it. This is an extra drive for data or backups. I am running a PC with Windows7 Professional. When I go to Computer management and then Storage, Disk Management, I show one partition healthy (Primary Partition). There is a 199 GB Unallocated partition that I want to format and create a usable partition but when I right click on it, there are a bunch of greyed out options such as: New Simple, New Spanned, New Striped, etc.How can I utilize this 199 GB of disk space? When I right click into the 80 GB healthy partition that I want to extend the volume but when I try, I get An unexpected layout change occurred external to the volume manager. I need help.srloren

Answer:Cannot extend volume in Win 7 Disk Management

Your description of adding a drive and then describing the partitioning is a bit confusing. You state you have two drives but you talk of only one.Sounds like you are saying you have one drive that has a primary partition and unallocated space.Make sure every disk is valid by running chkdsk /r on every partition. Then please clarify what you seeAnswers are only as good as the information you provide.How to properly post a question: Sorry no tech support via PM's

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Hi all, my English isn't so good, so i'm sorry.
one of my disk split to 2 volume, when I try to extend the volumes in disk management, I had error "there is not enough space available on the disk(s) to complete this operation".
What can I do

Answer:Can't extend volume in disk management..

Hello danorgad mate just so I have it right you want to use that unallocated partition?

My other query is I see there are two OEM partitions (top and second drives in list) what is that all about??

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Hello, i can not select extend volume as it is grayed out. im wanting to extend my windows 7 partition into the unallocated space to the right of it, but cant. i also have a small 30mb partition left over im wanting to extend the xp partition into it, this is also grayed out. please help.

Answer:Disk Management - Cannot Extend Volume - Grayed out

Hi there,
If you want to extend volume, you should make sure there is no partition between the original partition and free space (PS: it will not work if the free space is in "Extended partition"). Attached a simple screenshot in my test machine:http://cid-9c88b7cb6fa32a48.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/.Public/Extend.jpg
If you have dual-boot Windows XP and Windows 7, I suggest you create new partition with left free space and mount this partition as a folder to XP (or Windows 7 ) partition which is quite easy.
What do you think about it?

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sorry if this is the wrong place to post

I am trying to create a new volume using the new simple volume wizard as I have 232.88gb unallocated which I wish to make useable however no matter what amount I enter into "simple volume size" It will state at the end that there is not enough space on the disk. when in the wizard the maximum disk mb says 238463mb which is higher than the unallocated amount
 

Answer:win 10 disk management failing to create new volume

Can you post a screenshot? What amount are you entering? Are you entering the number in GB or MB? You should be able to just accept the default maximum in the wizard.
 

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I have been running bootcamp on my IMac for quite some time now, and I've began to run out of space on my C: drive. I have shrunk the size of my Mac OS partition, however I cannot extend the Windows 7 partition into the free space. I would prefer to do this without external programs, as I have had trouble with them before.
Also, here is an image of the Disk management window when I try to get it to extend.

Answer:Cannot Extend Volume In Disk Management On Bootcamp

Welcome to the forum,

Unfortunately you will have to resort to a third party program because windows disk manager won't let you extend to the left.

The partition wizard bootable CD is a good choice,

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

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I am trying to clean up a messy disk configuration by deleting two volumes from a disk and then extending the C: drive to occupy the entire disk.
I have deleted the first volume successfully but when I try to delete Vol E I get the error message that "The partition Vol E (E:) Simple Volume is currently in use."


At one stage there was music and video on there but that is long gone.

I can't figure out what is trying to use Vol E. How do I go about tracking down what is looking at it?

Any guidance would be useful.

Ian

Answer:Cannot delete volume in disk management. The partition is in use...

You're looking to delete it anyway, and I get the impression you've emptied that volume to add it to C.
So, don't worry about what may be trying to use it.

Just force the deletion, and go about with what you want to do.

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Hi,

Windows Disk Management utility has provided Extend / Shrink volume support.
I got to know that FSCTL_SHRINK_VOLUME ioctl is provided for supporting shrink volume feature.

I am interested to know what support is provided by File system driver and other
storage modules to achieve shrink volume feature.

Actually Linux does not have support for online shrink volume.
So interested to know what are the support provided by Windows storage stack.

Please share your ideas. please share materials / links regarding this.

Thanks,
Raphel
 

Answer:Shrink volume support in Windows 7 Disk Management

Wrong.
Most Partition Tools under Linux and Windows allow expanding and shrinking of partitions.
 

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Hello,   Last week the Y550 was delivered. Specs - T6600, Nvidia 240M, 4GB RAM, 500GB HD.   Poked around a bit on this forum & didn't see any situation that seems to describe what I'm getting from a new Y550. When I go to Computer Management --> Disk Management & look at the partitions the C:\ drive shows up as 420.56 GB NTFS partition under Disk 0 which has a total of 465.76 GB. The D:\ partition is 30.25. There is also a 14.5 GB partition without at drive letter & a similar 200 MB partition.   My question is... Under properties for the C:\ drive the capacity is shown as 130.85 GB with 78.31 GB left as free space. Why the discrepancy between Disk Management & Disk Properties? I don't understand why the Disk Management shows 420.56 GB (which is what I'd expect from the 500GB drive) & the Properties shows only 130.85 GB.   Any explanations or links to more information on what may cause or explain the discrepancy is greatly appreciated.

Answer:Y550 Disk Management/Properties volume discrepancy...?

check disk management ( under disk 0 ) if there's any unallocated space volume.

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Hi,

Windows Disk Management utility has provided Extend / Shrink volume support. I got to know that FSCTL_SHRINK_VOLUME ioctl and other APIs are provided for supporting shrink volume feature.

I am interested to know what support is provided by File system driver and other storage modules to achieve shrink volume feature.

Actually Linux does not have support for online shrink volume.
So interested to know what are the support provided by Windows storage stack.

Please share your ideas and related links/documents.

Thanks,
Raphel

Answer:Shrink volume support in Windows 7 Disk Management

the second pink box in the link explains a little bit about the restrictions of shrinking a volume: Partition or Volume - Shrink - Windows 7 Forums

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I have 6 partitions on my hard drive. Under Disk Management, when I select a partition and then "Shrink" all but one shows the total capacity correctly, along with the amount to shrink and then the remaining that will be left. However on one partition, when selecting shrink, the total capacity is the sum of the total plus the free, and not just the total capacity. As such, I cannot shrink this volume without an error. The capacity is about 350GB with the free about 200GB. When I select shrink, the total of the volume shows 550GB instead of 350GB. The correct capacity of 350GB shows correctly on the Disk Management listing and boxes on the initial screen and also under Properties on the File Manager. It is only when selecting the shrink option that it shows 550GB.

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Hello,

Windows Disk Management hangs when I hit Shrink Volume.
I have never had this problem before...
Plus this is a new computer, haha.
Any ideas guys?

Specs:
1TB SATA HDD
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
HP p6823w

Thanks in advanced,
CProgrammer3088

Answer:Windows Disk Management hangs when I hit Shrink Volume.

Check whether the 'Disk Defragmenter' service is set to 'manual'. If not, set it to manual.

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I have 6 partitions on my hard drive. Under Disk Management, when I select a partition and then "Shrink" all but one shows the total capacity correctly, along with the amount to shrink and then the remaining that will be left. However on one partition, when selecting shrink, the total capacity is the sum of the total plus the free, and not just the total capacity. As such, I cannot shrink this volume without an error. The capacity is about 350GB with the free about 200GB. When I select shrink, the total of the volume shows 550GB instead of 350GB. The correct capacity of 350GB shows correctly on the Disk Management listing and boxes on the initial screen and also under Properties on the File Manager. It is only when selecting the shrink option that it shows 550GB.

Answer:Disk Management Shrink Volume wrong capacity

I would suggest some sort of fixmbr command that won't reformat the drive. Maybe other people have more suggestions on how to do it without it erasing files from your drive.

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There is pretty much space on C drive, but it does not allow me to shrink. Any suggestion will be appreciated.

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I tried to connect an external drive that wasn't showing up so I went into Disk Management and tried to enable it. I was not able to get the drive to work on this laptop but now when I look in Disk Management, it's showing a volume for a 12GB hard drive that is not connected. In addition, to the right of Disk 0, it shows 3 partitions now. The first is the 12GB  "Recovery Partition", then the 102MB "System Reserve" which is normal and then the C drive which looks normal.There is no 12GB HD connected to this laptop. When I right click either on the volume on top or the "partition" below, it doesn't give any options besides "Help", which is pretty useless.Here is a screen shot:Any idea how to delete this volume/partition?I tried system restore, by the way. It didn't remove it.

Answer:Disk management showing volume/partition that does not exist.

You say you believe the 12GB partition/drive should not appear in Disk Management, yet it's clearly labeled Recovery Partition.  So, the 12GB partition is the Recovery Partition put there by Acer and it's there in case you need to restore your system to it's original configuration.  This, i.e., a Recovery Partition,  is standard on practically all computers on the market in recent years.  And, if you use the Recovery Partition to restore the system, the Recovery Partition will continue to exist after you've done a restore. So, based on your post, I really don't see a problem.  Can you re-state or clarify what you feel is the problem?

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Hi,

I am using two partitions on my Disk
C: Total Space 390 GB , Free Space: 215 GB

D: Total Space : 75 GB : Free Space: 13 GB

I run windows 7 through D Drive
Is it possible if I shrink almost 100 GB from C Drive which has 215 GB of Free space currently and add the same 100 GB to D Partition ?

Is it possible through Windows Disk Management or I have to use and install additional full version softwares Partition Magic or Paragon Manager?

I have tried few demo versions like Easus PM but for full functionality full Pro version is required.

Please suggest solution
 

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ok recently i formated my 1TB hard drive and then went to a friends place where i could then get some program files back. It then said i had to format it again which took 4hrs to do 6% so we thought this is taking way too long.

So we canceled it, right clicked on the drive and went delete volume.

now the drive comes ONLY in devies. In computer management it only shows up as Disk 1 with a grey box next to it with no options associated with it it is literaly just an outline. includes no info about the drive.

we have tried uninstalling the drive - non successful
well to be honest thats the only real option it gives us to do now

What i wan to do is get the drive back to becing recognised in disk management so that i can allocate it again and put my files back on it

please help.

Answer:I deleted my hard drive in disk management now i cant allocate it

Did you try rebooting and importing foreign drive in disk management. What happens when you right click on the partition on that drive? What shows up on the list?

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I'm trying to create a new simple volume in 130 GB free disk space. There's no obvious reason why it would refuse to do so - I'm not at the hard limit on number of partitions or anything - but disk management MSC is consistently returning "Not enough space" errors.

The only thing I can think of is something to do with the partition order, but if so I have no idea how to fix it non-destructively. I'm in the middle of backups on it, so deleting partitions is a no-go. At the moment I don't understand what's going on.

DISKPART output (Win 7 x64):


Code:
DISKPART> list disk

Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
-------- ------------- ------- ------- --- ---
Disk 0 Online 232 GB 134 GB

DISKPART> list partition

Partition ### Type Size Offset
------------- ---------------- ------- -------
Partition 1 Primary 43 GB 1024 KB
Partition 0 Extended 188 GB 43 GB
Partition 2 Logical 54 GB 178 GB

DISKPART> list volume

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
Volume 0 E DVD-ROM 0 B No Media
Volume 1 C SYSTEM W NTFS Partition 43 GB Healthy System
Volume 2 D DATA NTFS Partition 54 GB Healthy
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Answer:Disk management tool won't allow new simple volume, no obvious reason.

Post a screenshot of the Disk Management snap-in. If it was me, I'd nix all the extended partitions completely, and also keep it to two total partitions. One primary for C and one primary for D. I have always used primary so they have no links or ties to each other.

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Hi,

I've an external drive that has two partitions. I wanted to merge them and Clicked Delete Volume on Windows 7 Disk Management......but on the wrong partition.

There's no undo feature :-(

I've seen this but understand it only works on Windows 2000 and XP. How To Recover an Accidentally Deleted NTFS or FAT32 Dynamic Volume

I've also seen this Free Partition Recovery Wizard - recover deleted, lost partitions with EaseUS Partition Master.

I havn't done anything to the drive and don't want to do the wrong thing in case I start loosing data.

Has anyone used "EaseUS Partition Master" once it's restored the partitions are all the files intact? Or do I then need to use a file undeleter? I had about 91GB of data on the partition and don't have another drive at the moment with that much free?

Are there other software downloads that can help me?

Many Thanks
Louis

Answer:Clicked Delete Volume on wrong partition in Disk Management

I took a gamble.....

The key here was that I did not do anything with Windows or the drive, once I deleted the Volume.

Recover Deleted Partitions. Undelete Partition. Unerase Partition. Restore Partition - EaseUS Partition Recovery and Partition Table Doctor was perfect.

EaseUS Partition Recovery for free restored the partition and this included all files on the partition so no need for an undelete too.

Cheers
Louis

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I have an external 15gb drive I'm trying to get some old files off of and I only have my laptop so I'm using an external enclosure. I can use it with other drives perfectly but I can't access the volumes from within my OS (Windows) on this drive.
 

Answer:External drive shows up in disk management but doesn't moutn a volume

Are you getting any error messages??
 

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Hello,

I'm using Intel Rapid Storage Technology to implement a RAID 5 array. I just added a 4 disk drive to the array. Everything wnet OK until the final step: Using Windows disk management to increased the volume size. I've posted a screen shot below. The volume is named 'Media". When I right click it, the extend volume item is grayed out. I've checked everthing I can think of, and can't find anyything wrong. I am running as administrator.

Please help!

Tom Dingwall

Answer:Disk Management won't extend volume size after adding to RAID 5 array

Been reading up on Raid again to try and help you. Cant find an answer for you but you should be able to rebuild the Raid without losing data.
Hopefully someone more knowledgeable will come along to help you

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I have many volumes and on each of them there is a recycle bin. Can deleted file be in recyle bin on another disk, volume? For example if reserve space for Recycle Bin on this volume is over. Or each Recycle bin is only for it's volume?

Answer:Can deleted file be in recyle bin on another disk, volume?

Hello userwin,

Each volume has it's own hidden protected OS $Recycle.bin file that stores deleted items from only that volume. One volume cannot have it's $Recycle.bin file on a different volume. It must be on itself.

When you open the Recycle Bin, it lets you see all the deleted items from the $Recycle.bin files from each volume there much like a library does with included folders.

If you like, you can change the storage size of the recycle bin for each volume to fit your needs if free space is available to do so.

Recycle Bin storage size

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi I had 2 external hard drives connected and in disk manager I clicked delete on the wrong one? So now the drive wont show up, so I simply created a Simple volume and know it is a RAW drive? How do I recover the files there was over 100GB and some of them are really important such as records and work related stuff, it is currently a RAW partition and all the hard disk recovery softwares dont recognise it because it is a RAW drive? do i have to format it to recover the files? Please Help!?!

Answer:*Important* Accidently deleted volume in Disk Manager, how to recover?

Do not format the disk.
this would make your task more difficult or even impossible.

There are free partition recovery tools available on the net.

Question the deletion, was it your operating system or are you still able to boot into Windows. I have never been in this position but someone will post some software for you. Just don't muddle the disk any further.

If you are able to boot into Windows this link will give you an idea of what you are looking for. Hang on because I know some forum members have done this will be suggesting more software.

[email protected] Partition Recovery Freeware Toolkit.Recover Deleted Partition, Volume.Undelete NTFS,FAT,exFAT,HFS+,Ext2/Ext3.

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I have a C: drive which I want to increase in size. Under disk management there is 20GB of "Free space" - (right next to the C: partition). But neither disk management or EASUES partition manager will allow the partition to use this space. How to I change "free space" to "unallocated" so that it can be used ?

Answer:Cannot extend volume (disk management) although "free space" exists

Can you post a snip showing what you have? An image makes it easier for us to help you. For example, you said that there was 20GB of free space next to your C: partition. What you didn't say was whether it was to the left or right of it.

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I've scoured the net to try to solve this. It's a very simple inquiry with a very definitive answer (i.e. this is solved when I can make extended/logical partitions in disk management).

When I select unallocated space in disk maagement All I get is "New Simple Volume" option.

how do I create an extended partition and then logicals on it? I can do this ever so easily in gparted and may resort to that but a bit infuriated at how clunky this seems in disk management.

Answer:Logical Partitioning in Disk Management Only "Simple Volume"???

Windows disk management is very basic in that you have to create three primary partitions first before creating the fourth, which will be an extended partition that will then let you create logical partitions within it.

You may want to create a Partition Wizard bootable disc, which is far more flexible than Windows 7's disk management utility.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

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Hello,

I was just checking my new disk in Disk Management, and I was about to extend the volume I already had, when I miss clicked and deleted the whole volume. After some research it seems that I can recover it, because the data isn't lost yet, but I didn't find any solutions for win7 yet.
Source: How To Recover an Accidentally Deleted NTFS or FAT32 Dynamic Volume

I looked for Dskprobe.exe but it seems to not work in win7.

In the attachment you can see that I have three disks made into C: and X: I have already gotten that far in my reconstruction (as I read in the link)

But I don't know what to do know, can someone please help me? I kinda lost gigs of work and almost a TB of media

If you need more information, I'll be here updating this thread every minute

Maybe this one should have gone in the Software forum, please move it if so.
Looking forward for any support.

Kind Regards
Stig

Answer:So I just miss-clicked "Delete Volume" in Disk Management

I am now using EASEUS Recovery Wizard Pro to get my files back, and transfer them to another disk. It takes ten hours to recover the files, plus the time it takes to copy the files. It does not look like there's an easier way to do this. If nobody has any solutions?

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Hello,I got 3 equal disks which were a dynamic Raid-5 before. I want to create a Dynamic Raid-5 again in Windows 7 but it's greyed out in the context menu. I can create a mirror, stripped or spanned volume. But no Raid-5 volume.All disks are dynamic disks already and unallocated.Anyone able to help?

Answer: "New RAID-5 Volume..." greyed out in Disk Management

Hi,
 
Sorry for late reply.
 
After confirming with our product team, it says that RAID-5 is only supported on computers running Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Windows 2000 Datacenter Server,  Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008 Operating Systems. In Windows 7, only hardware-based RAID is supported.  Thus I recommend that you check your computer to see if it meets this requirement and visit the motherboard?s support web site to download the RAID drive controller drivers.
 
References:
 
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc786912(WS.10).aspx#BKMK_WINUI
 
Best Regards
Dale Qiao

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So while i was going through my Zune media player software, i was deleting music that i just dont listen to anymore.
i have an 80g zune, and i had to free up space to sync up my library. Quite a bit of music.
So in about the 3rd hour of deleting music...i get delirious, and just start clicking at things and deleting.

Somehow, I (while holding ctrl to select music) hit ctrl+A and hit delete. Yep I deleted my entire library. I'm awesome...
I deleted the music, not only from my library, but from the music folder on my computer.

The recycle bin only has room for so much and has only a fraction of the music I had originally.

Please...HELP ME RETRIEVE IT!

I have heard legend tell of a mysterious place known as MS-DOS...and by harnessing its powers, you are able to retrieve any old files that you accidentally deleted?...
Are there any wise wizards who can tell me about this legendary mysterious place? (sorry just had to)

Thank you in advance!

(I run Vista 32-bit)

Answer:I accidentally deleted something...

There is no DOS with XP or Vista.The important thing is to quit using the computer until you have decided on a plan to reclaim the files so you don't overwrite the files beyond recognition.I've heard positive things about PC Inspectorhttp://www.pcinspector.de/Sites/file_recov....htm?language=1

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I recently kept getting messages that I had low space on my disc...I went to the program list, and removed numerous things I thought were not used...I accidentally deleted drivers, or network card or something and now can get online at all....I contacted Dell Online Support, but since I couldn't remember who we got the computer from, they wouldn't help. Can anyone help me figure out what i did and how to fix it??? please
 

Answer:Accidentally deleted

Please do not double-post. Please read the rules.

http://forums.techguy.org/networking/1030689-solved-accidentally-deleted.html
 

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I recently kept getting messages that I had low space on my disc...I went to the program list, and removed numerous things I thought were not used...I accidentally deleted drivers, or network card or something and now can get online at all....I contacted Dell Online Support, but since I couldn't remember who we got the computer from, they wouldn't help. Can anyone help me figure out what i did and how to fix it??? please????
 

Answer:Accidentally deleted

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Im sorry but i really need help with an issue! So last night i was goin through my cpu and gettin rid of unused files , apps etc when i came across the option to uninstall my soundmax it had a vuze icon so I thought it was for vuze and since i dont watch video there i felt i should just uninstall. but low and behold as soon as i did that im screwed because i have no clue how to get it back so please if you can give me pointers on how to re install my sounds thanks in advance guys! yes i went to dell and got the driver updates and reinstalls and it seems because im running vista that everything offered is either out of date or not supported??!!.. o yea by the way my cpu is a desktop dell dimension 4700 with ultimate vista as my os ser. tag B350271
 

Answer:Please help!!?? Accidentally deleted..

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I accidentally deleted NOS from Program files (yes, I am an idiot), and now I don't know what to do. So far there haven't been any problems except that windows report some kind of an error every time they start (but then they continue), but I would like to know what exactly NOS does and how do I reinstall it. Please help.

Answer:I accidentally deleted NOS, help

http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&...earch&meta=I don't think it is a Windows File? Maybe someone else has a better idea?

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Hello,

In working with a laptop with Windows 98SE and trying to clean some items out, a tab was inadvertently left checked instead of unchecking it (the Windows cache). It went on to delete the whole hard drive and now when trying to boot up all that appears is the "C:" prompt. Guess it has gone into DOS mode?

Since there is no emergency reboot disk and the system is not presently accepting the factory CD with all of the programs at this time, perhaps because it only defaults to the "C" prompt, those cannot be used.

Tried going to START --> RUN and then input "Win" there but that did not work to try to get Windows back. Would appreciate any suggestions to see if it is possible to get going again where I could start to rebuild the programs that it lost. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
 

Answer:HD Accidentally Deleted

I'm a little confused. You say you



Tried going to START --> RUN and then input "Win" thereClick to expand...

but you also say



when trying to boot up all that appears is the "C:" promptClick to expand...

If the Start button appears then you are in Windows.

If you are only getting the C:> prompt try typing:
CD C:\Windows

If the prompt then changes to C:\Windows>

Then type

Win

If it doesn't change type DIR and see what is listed if anything.
 

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Not sure how or why, but if I use the Disk Management applet, it takes longer than it used to to just start up. The Volume list at the top of the panel appears reasonably soon, but the botto panel, with tiles for each drive that takes forever to appear. And even when it does, the scroll bar on the right side of the window is frozen.

How do i fix this?
 

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It had the yellow exclamation point next to it, with an error 39 I believe.

Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)

Tried searching some threads here. Downloaded HiJackThis, here is the logfile. Thanks!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:03:57 AM, on 12/27/2005
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Cheetah Burner\Cheetah CD Burner\NMSAccess.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\windows\system\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\program files\powerstrip\pstrip.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Multimedia\main\ATIDtct.EXE
C:\Program Files\Logitech\MouseWare\system\em_exec.exe
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Answer:Accidentally Uninstalled Microsoft System Management BIOS Driver

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Help, I deleted some extensions and now my windows media player doesn't play any of the normal files it used to play. Also, those icons that appear on the bottom right of my screen dont appear anymore. Does anybody know if and where I can find out
what the default extensions were and get them back? Thanks!

PS. someone told me to type "sfc /scannow" in start-run but it would always tell to me insert my windows xp home edition cd, which i did, and it never worked.
 

Answer:Accidentally Deleted Extensions

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I accidentally deleted some files off of a hard drive, is there any way to get them back? Thing is, the HDD is shared as network storage, I deleted them from another computer, so they didn't go to the recycle bin...

...is there any way at all to get them back? The files were replaceable save for three movies I made in Film class (but they were crap so meh...), I just dont want to go through the effort of reripping all my music and movies again, ya know?
 

Answer:Accidentally deleted some files...

Did you write anything into the drive after that? If not then you can probably get them back once you go to the computer with HD and use R-studio.
 

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hi, guys!

a long, long time ago, i've accidentally deleted cwsdpmi.swp from c:\, and it caused me some problems running some command-line-based applications, and ms-dos applications and games, too.

could somebody send me the cwsdpmi.swp file by email, please?

I'm using windows xp pro service pack 3.

my mail is

gillmalka65(at)gmail.com

bye


edit: you can find cwsdpmi.swp in c:\
 

Answer:accidentally deleted cwsdpmi.swp

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i am using vista adn by accidentally i deleted 1 folder in my documents that contains pictures,word documents and other files.can any one try to help me in this.i have run ZAR but i m not sucessful.
 

Answer:Deleted my files accidentally

If the free ZAR didn't help I have grave doubts

Here are a lot more free ones to choose from
http://www.majorgeeks.com/downloads38.html

I think I've used them all at one time or another
I find anyone of them is quite good :grinthumb (and all free )
 

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I was having a problem with easy cd-creator 5 so I went to add-remove programs and removed it. Somehow when I rebooted my machine the cd rom drive and my dvd burner drive were not listed under my computer. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling several times and I even completed disconnected the drives and reconnected them, Windows 2000 finds both drives and says it reinstalled them but I still get an error 31 message saying windows could not load the drivers. Both drives are listed under problem. Everything else still works fine. I have been making very successful dvd copies of home movies from vhs and until I removed eacy cd-creator 5 verything was fine. Anybody have any Ideas? I hope it's something simple because I'm not very computer literate.
 

Answer:accidentally deleted cd rom and dvd/rw drives

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I accidentally deleted a folder containing my music. This folder is separate from the actual "My Music" folder. Is there any way of restoring it?

Answer:Accidentally deleted a folder

Try with free Recuva at first.

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I just got a new laptop and I was trying to set up a new user. For some reason the new user is unable to load up. Therefore I was trying to fix it by checking the regedit as the Microsoft website tells you to do, but as I was on it my cat jumped on the laptop and press all the keys and deleted my regedit. I tried to do a system restore but that is also not there. Please help.
 

Answer:regedit accidentally deleted

Check to see if you are logged in with Administrator rights.
 

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I deleted my system variable accidentally pls help

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I finally decided to get better service for 1/2 the price and don't need AOL 6.0 anymore. I went to add/delete programs and the only AOL program listed was aolunins_us.exe . I realized what I did immediately AFTER I clicked add/delete. No other AOL program is listed in my add/delete list, yet the program is still on my machine.

Wondering if there's anywhere I can download the uninstall program (I couldn't find it on the net) or need help deleting the files and restoring the registry and other settings manually. Thanks in advance for any help offered.

YONCE

win 98
 

Answer:Accidentally deleted AOL uninstall

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i deleted windows 8.1 that come with my laptop but before that i made a iso file of the recovery. Now how will i go back to my original windows

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I moved my documents to my desktop without meaning to. And without thinking, deleted it. I thought it was just a shortcut but turns out it was the actual folder. Now i have nothing. It had months worth of movies music etc that i would really love to get back. Any help would be appreciated,
 

Answer:Accidentally deleted my My Documents

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I was cleaning my hard drive yesterday and I deleted some folders of uncessary files. I think that I may have accidentally deleted a folder that contained computer icons. When I found out it was too late, I had already emptied my recycling bin. All my icons look like:Some of the program icons, imaging icons (png, jpeg, etc.), and audio icons looked just like the icon above.I tried to restore my computer to the settings it had before using System Restore, but it didn't work.Is there anything I could do to get the icons back? I would really appreciate the help!

Answer:Help! Accidentally Deleted Icons

Try last known good configuration....F8 into safe mode

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I accidentally deleted my com surrogate how do I get it back

Answer:Accidentally deleted com surrogate

Try this page at bottom maybe.http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...I rather doubt you can do it but you can try a restore point. It can't hurt to try.Otherwise you need to re-install the app that needs it. Or see here. http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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hi, i have a finepix s5600 and i have accidentally deleted all the photos, is there a way to get them back?

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I had to recently replace my power supply. When I restored my system everything that had been added since 2004 was either inop or gone. In the mean time my wife or son opened facebook or my space and hooked into a virus called "Protection Center" along with its buddy "Defense Center". I tried all sorts of ways to remove these tough viruses and finally wiped the hard drive of most things on it. Once I got control of my PC back I began reloading all that was lost including my security programs. I think I erased some important functions while I was trying to get rid of the virus. Is there a free program available from windows,HP or compaq or someone reputable that can show me what I am missing such as dll's or registries? Can they also show me how to repair these lost functions without having me download some program that is "free" and then wants 10-20-30 dollars or more to actually fix the problem?

thank you Den:

Answer:May have accidentally deleted some DLL's and Registry

and welcome to the Forum

Your first step should be to find out what drivers you need . .

Right click on My Computer and select Manage . . look in the next screen for devices marked with a ! or ? or shown as "Unknown"

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So I have an ipod touch 4, and on my old computer the apps I downloaded were saved in one spot. Then, when I got my new computer, newer apps started saving in a new spot, and whenever an app was updated, it would be moved to the new folder.

I had assumed that all of my apps that I was still using had either been updated, or that just using them would lead to them being moved to the new folder, and so deleted the old folder, but I am now aware that that is not the case and some of my apps are no longer present on my computer.

Fortunately I have all of my apps backed up on my external hard drive, even those ones, though I'm worried that those ones may not be the most recent versions, and that in the case of some of my games the save files may be significantly far behind.

Oddly enough, the apps still appear in my itunes folder fine, other than that they have an exclamation point next to them and when I click "get info" they can't be found, but they still appear on my ipod and work fine and have the most recent saves, despite having synced my ipod to my computer multiple times since then.

Does anyone know what is going on and how I might fix this before I somehow end up losing the saves on these games?
 

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Was doing a disk cleanup and deleting thumbnails was one of the options in order to save space, and I accidentally checked the box.
Does anyone know how I can retrieve it so they can show up for my movie files, etc.
thx

Answer:Accidentally deleted thumbnails

Clearing the thumbnail cache will only empty the cache and not delete it. The cache will rebuild itself as Vista reloads the thumbnail images for the icons back into the cache as you navigate through Windows Explorer.
For further info:Thumbnail Cache

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I accidentally deleted ComboFix by putting it in the recycling bin instead of using start then run and putting Combofix /uninstall into the box. Is that bad?

Answer:Accidentally deleted ComboFix

Not necessarily bad but by doing so, ComboFix related files and folders will remain on the system if you ran the tool before deleting it. The correct way to uninstall ComboFix can be found here. If you have not emptied the Recycle Bin you should be able to restore the file to your Desktop and follow those instructions. -- If you encounter any problems using the switch from the Run dialog box, just rename ComboFix.exe to Uninstall.exe, then double-click on it to remove.BTW, if you have not already done so, please read ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here.

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I deleted 2 texts by accident before backing up my messages. These had pics from Thanksgiving. Any way I can get them back?
 

Answer:Accidentally deleted texts

What device is it?
 

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I accidentally deleted a partition... oh the shame...

I've done this more than a few times for customers, and Acronis has always found the partition(s) in seconds. This time I pointed it to pretty much the exact sector the deleted partition begins on and I got nothing.

Anyone know another tool to simply undelete a partition?
 

Answer:Accidentally Deleted Partition

Try TestDisk

http://majorgeeks.com/TestDisk_&_PhotoRec_d5561.html

Test Disk step by step

You can also try Partition Wizard.

http://www.partitionwizard.com/help/partition-recovery.html

Or Easeus Partition Master Home

http://www.partition-tool.com/partition-recovery-wizard/recover-lost-partition.htm

Test Disk and Partition Wizard have bootable versions.
 

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I hate to come here with tech related questions and/or problems, but I'm really stressed over something my dumb *** did tonight.

I have three hard drives - a 300GB PATA drive (D, a 300GB SATA (E drive that contains my Windows installation, and a 500GB PATA (G drive that contains a back up of the 300GB PATA drive (both of which contain all of my important files, such as music, games, ect.)

I've been having trouble with my Windows drive for a while now, as there is some sort of short that causes the SATA cable to not insert properly. I was having trouble getting Windows to even install tonight, so I did something monumentally stupid and installed my Windows disk into the DVD drive.

I went to Windows setup, figuring I could create a partition on the G drive and install Windows and thus throw out the failing E drive. I formatted a partition, which turned out to be on my D drive by mistake. After fumbling a bit, I finally have Windows up and running from the E drive (didn't complete the installation to G).

Problem is, now both of my G drive and D drive, which again contain all of my music, videos, ect. are gone! I tried Windows system restore and it did nothing. My D drive is showing up as empty with just the Windows directory, and the G drive is showing up as unformatted and unallocated.

So, is there anything I can do to recover my stuff? Or am I monumentally screwed?
 

Answer:Accidentally deleted files!

I think you're screwed. Ooopsie!
 

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I got a virus, which seems like a FakeAV, ran my Sophos antivirus scan, in the quarantine was an item called ZAKmem-A, sophos said the only solution was to manually remove the item i804prt.sys, so i did. It didn't work so i restarted in safe mode. Now it's obvious to me that was big mistake because i can no longer log in to the computer. Is there any way to undo this damage without losing all of my memory?
 

Answer:I accidentally deleted i804prt.sys; please help.

I believe the file you are referring to is I8042prt.sys which is your ps2 keyboard and mouse driver. If the file was named i804prt.sys then that was probably malware. I assume you cannot log in because you do not have a keyboard or mouse, correct? You may indeed have a virus. Try attaching a USB mouse and keyboard. You may be able to log in.

If a USB keyboard and mouse is not available, you can recover your data using Puppy linux. Download Puppy linux and burn the iso file with Imgburn. Then boot the CD and copy but not move the files to an external hard drive. What OS are you using?
 

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I have accidentally deleted some driver from my windows 7, the following message pops up when I start up my PC " the program can not start because VCOMP100.DLL is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem", do not know how this do this,

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3450 CPU @ 3.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8128 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon R7 200 Series, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 931 GB (0 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., P8B75-M LE
Antivirus: None
 

Answer:Deleted Some Drivers Accidentally

How exactly did you delete drivers from your computer?

There are 2 issues with your computer that appear in the log:
1. Its 1 TB(931 GB) hard drive is completely full and has no free space.
2. No antivirus program is installed and running.

Your computer's ASUS P8B75-M LE motherboard has these integrated devices:
Intel B75 chipset
Intel HD Graphics 2500
VIA VT1708S high definition audio
Realtek 8111F-VB-CG gigabit Ethernet
(Note: It looks like you added an AMD Radeon R7 200 Series graphic card to it)

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I accidentally deleted 3 drivers. Namely USB 2.0 crw and 2 modem drivers... Window's not installing the drivers automatically nor I am able to do it manually. I also don't want to restore. Can someone please help?
I'am attaching a screenshot of my device manager settings so you can see which drivers I'am pointing out.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2370M CPU @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3949 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000, 1782 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 158812 MB, Free - 101688 MB; E: Total - 133999 MB, Free - 41661 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 04G65K
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
 

Answer:Accidentally deleted drivers

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Hey so i wanted to reinstall a brand new windows 8.1 so i downloaded a iso on the internet and i burnt it into my usb then when i launched the usb, i was on the install menu asked me to choose the drivers so i was stupid i deleted all of them without one that had 600 gb and when i tried to format that one and use it didnt allow so i thought now my laptop's screwed so how in the world do i backup my drivers or is my laptop screwed?

Answer:I accidentally deleted all my drivers!!??

no expert when I have problems that show as an exclamation mark in device manager I have uninstalled the driver in question, restarted my pc and windows has found and installed the driver, that may work for you, if not I know there are people on this forum who will know what to do, hope it all works out for you

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I was trying to clean up some of the unused programs on my wife's computer to see if it would run a little faster, and I accidentally deleted her outlook. I think it must have been part of the microsoft office professional 1997, because I know I deleted that, but I didn't specifically choose to delete outlook.
Anyway, she informed me that she had all of her important contacts in outlook.. Is there any way I can get the contacts back? I tried running a "system restore", but that did not work. I have a newer version of outlook ('07) that I could put on her computer, but does the computer have a copy of her contacts? And if so, how do I put them on the new outlook edition?
I am really praying that someone can help me figure this out, as my wife is quite upset, and I would really like to be able to redeem myself.
Thank you for your input!
 

Answer:Outlook accidentally Deleted! HELP!!!!

Hi Rik
Welcome to the forum...

You could download Recuva and do a search for the ".pst " file...That will have al contacts etc in there..Then install your newer version of Office..Fingers crossd that should help you..

 

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Hello everyone!

I had a dual boot on my laptop (running windows 7 and arch linux). I decided to get rid of the linux partitions and accidentally deleted the EFI partition. As a result, my laptop now doesn't recognize that there is any operating system on the computer.

What I have tried: I am currently using this: http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/52515-windows-8-cant-start-due-missing-efi-partition.html and the post by Genet with Option 3 since I allocated the space back to my disk C. I am running into an error part way thru the solution though where after I do "create partition efi size=260", it comes back with "MSR and EFI partitions are only supported on GPT disks. Convert the selected disk to GPT and try again". I don't know if I want to do that because its my local disk C...don't want to mess that up and change the format of that.

Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
 

Answer:Accidentally deleted EFI partition

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don't suppose there's any way of restoring some accidentally deleted files from windows? i had several digi photos earlier today but now cannot find them nor the folder they were in. they're no in the bin and the dopey dog can't find them either in my computer search. i think i'm screwed but just wanted to double-check.

Answer:accidentally deleted files

click here - run it from a different drive e.g. floppy or pen drive.

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Hey.

I accidentally (I don't even know how I did it) deleted my account with ALL MY FILES ON IT! But I know my files are still on the hard drive and in the computer. Problem is when I try to access ''Documents and Settings'' my old account's folder is still there but It is blocked. I remember blocking other users from my files awhile ago but I need to get all my files back!

It won't let me enter my files. All it says is ''C:\DocumentsandSettings/Owner is not accessible.

Access is denied''

Is there any ways I can get these files? I heard I can somehow connect to another computer and send them. I don't know. Any programs I can use? I'll even buy. Please help.
 

Answer:Accidentally deleted account

You need to take posssesion of it since it is not recognizing your current User Name as having authority to access it.

In XP Pro you only neeed to right click on the directory and select the Security tab where you will find the option to add your user name to the permissions list.

In XP Home you must boot up in Safe Mode and do this.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421
 

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So I was clearing out some stuff on my PC and I found a AMD catalyst software thing which I thought to be for my old graphics card (I recently upgraded to a NVIDIA) so I uninstalled it thinking nothin of it I then restated my PC following a windows update, and my mouse and keyboard was not working neither was any other usb device! But my mouse and keyboard still work in boot menus and in the BIOS so I assume it is a driver issue! I have tried my mouse on other pcs and it works fine!!

I was just wondering if there is any possible way to fix this, like downloading the driver from the BIOS menu or something! I need my computer as soon as possible

I am using windows 7 if you're wondering with an MSI MS-7721 motherboard, AMD processor I'm not sure on much else I'm not really a tech guy

Also my computer has a PS2 input for keyboard and mouse, like the old style green and purple so would it work if I purchased a ps2 mouse and then installed the drivers again

Please can someone help me fast!!
 

Answer:ACCIDENTALLY DELETED MY USB DRIVERS! Please help!!

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Just got Vista for the first time and the first thing I did... deleted the Recycling Bin!! Doh!! Never done that before. Tried to get it back, but can't figure it out. Please help.
 

Answer:Accidentally Deleted Recycling Bin

Right click on the desktop and choose personalize. Now click the change desktop icon on the left side. Put a checkmark in the recycle bin.
 

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.....................and now, my 1Tb data disk is in RAW form and unreadable. What can I do to recover my 50 plus Gb of photos, videos, music, documents, etc?
What are my chances of 100% recovery?
What is the best software program to get?
Will the original folder/subfolder hierarchy be maintained?
What do you think of TestDisk?
 

Answer:Accidentally Deleted Partition..............

Download and burn to CD the Partition Wizard Bootable CD. Boot to it and use its partition recovery tool to scan your lost drive. Has worked every time for me in similar situations.
 

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i'm having a bit of a nightmare with my dell latitude d600. I think i may have the sasser worm as when i try to get on the welcome screen, it says lsass.exe password value incorrect whilst processing getting onto the welcome screen and then goes on a cycle of restarting the laptop. I managed to get onto cmd and my files through a disc and stupidly deleted lsass.exe off windows/system32 thinking it would get rid of the virus when it made it worse as now you just see the curser and a black screen! I think that i should just format and have backed up my data but i don't have a windows xp installation disc!
Please help
nathan

Answer:lsass.exe accidentally deleted

Boot off of the XP CD Or download the Recovery Console ISO. Burn it to CD with IMGBurn and get to the Recovery Console. Here type chkdsk /R and press enter. The Check Disk utility will try and fix any file errors.

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I accidentally deleted my recycle bin from my desktop instead of clicking "empty recycle bin"...Where can I find it off the desktop?

Answer:Accidentally deleted Recyle Bin

Get TweakUI which is one of the Powertoys from Microsoft.. Run that, and the Desktop section allows you to select which icons to show on the desktop by default. You should be able to get the Recycle bin from there

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My crappy antivirus software detected explorer.exe as having a worm, but this was a false alarm. BUT i accidently deleted explorer.exe and now when i log onto my account nothing happens. The background is still there but the toolbar disappeared and nothing works..only Windows Task Manager works. I run windows XP btw.

I REALLY need to recover my files back so please tell me how i can either restore explorer.exe and fix this problem or AT LEAST get my files back. THANK YOU!!
 

Answer:accidentally deleted EXPLORER.EXE

IGOTZAPROBLEM said:


My crappy antivirus software detected explorer.exe as having a worm, but this was a false alarm. BUT i accidently deleted explorer.exe and now when i log onto my account nothing happens. The background is still there but the toolbar disappeared and nothing works..only Windows Task Manager works. I run windows XP btw.

I REALLY need to recover my files back so please tell me how i can either restore explorer.exe and fix this problem or AT LEAST get my files back. THANK YOU!!Click to expand...

If the OS is installed in drive C:, there should be a copy here:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\explorer.exe

While holding the Ctrl key, click on a New Task. The MSDOS window will be displayed. Copy and Paste the following at the prompt and press Enter:

Copy C:\WINDOWS\system32\dllcache\explorer.exe C:\Windows

Let me know how it goes.
 

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hi guys,

it's a little complicated. i have win xp pro sp2 and suse 9.0 on my computer (PT4, 1.8 ghz) installed. now i wanted to uninstall suse 9.0 to test mandrake 10.0. i didn't know what to do ,so i asked a friend. he said you need only to delete this two partions and all is gone. the result: i couldn't boot up my computer anymore because the system was booted by the grub bootloader.
i needed to access win so i decided ( i had still some start up floppy disk ) to install win xp sp1 on my d-drive in order to access dive c. it worked. before i tried to boot and install from the installation disk but this didn't work. after " windows is inspecting your hardware" the screen went black.
now what can i do? on my d-drive are still this two partion from suse 9.0. the computer tells me, it's free space but i have no access. how can i recover this space to drive d?
what will happen when i delete win xp sp1 again? can i still boot up?

thanks a lot for your help.
 

Answer:2 partitions accidentally deleted

and boot then go to the recovery console and type "fixmbr". If you are going to play around with linux as a second os I suggest you learn more about dual booting. Of course, after you install MDK 10 you may not use anything else. I installed mandrake 9.2 and haven't used my xp box in quite some time.
 

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That is why one has backups made BEFORE one does such things.
 

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Go do Device Manager. (Right Click My Computer --> Properties --> Hardware Tab)Are there any yellow question or exclamation marks anywhere?

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Have you tried restoring your computer to an earlier date.
 

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Could you post a screen shot of where you changed it ?

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Boot from windows cd and do a repair install.

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Do you have an XP CD (if you're running XP)?
 

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Answer:Accidentally deleted these programs!

The Intel stuff , goto the motherboard manufacturers website , you should be able to get the installer/drivers program file for the mobo from there.

The others , try a web search "c++ redistributable windows 8"

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Answer:Deleted all my drivers accidentally!!??

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