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Question: accidentally deleted the volume utility

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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Preferred Solution: accidentally deleted the volume utility

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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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.



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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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.



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,

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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.

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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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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.


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 Inspector

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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 don't think it is a Windows File? Maybe someone else has a better idea?

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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


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

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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
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 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 accidentally changed my admin account into local account now i can't install apps and do anything with it. help please
whenever i try to install some apps it always say.. type an administrators password but then i dont know how to. all i remember was that before i change my account into standard account. im stuck here .

Answer:accidentally deleted administrator, what to do now?

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

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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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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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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... 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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I have accidentally formatted the memory card for my camera which deleted several images from my family's recent vacation to Disney World. I have a Canon Powershot A520 and the memory card is Kingston Technology SD. Is there any way to restore these images?

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I recently installed Windows 7 to my SSD. Its only 64GB so I set Windows up so that the Users folder was on my seconday (X drive instead of my SSD, and setup a Program Files and Program Files (x86) on my secondary drive. I used this. I deleted the account I made when installing windows and accidenally clicked delete files as well. This deleted all of the data I had in my Users folder and many in Program Files and other places. I used Recuva, but now all of the deleted files are in one folder instead of their respective locations. Is there anything I can do aside from reinstalling and salvaging what I can and reinstalling all of my programs?

Answer:Accidentally deleted a lot of my files

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

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Grandkids disabled McAfee Virus scan and I couldn't get it back. My mcafee cd said newer version was on computer and would not download. I went to mcafee website and cost was 40.00. Like an idiot i went to peer to peer site to get newer version and my computer was filled with filth and everything else. I then tried to delete all of the unwanted files and must have deleted some files i needed. Then I got Internet Explorer Active X errors and Netscape won't open. I tried to download my Internet Explorer from the version on my other computer but it won't take because it's a different operating system. Of course it told me to delete the existing version before it told me it would not download. Please help.

Answer:accidentally deleted files

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

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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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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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I have accidentally deleted my photos and videos from the camera roll of my Lumia 1020,is there a way to recover them?

Answer:Help: accidentally deleted photos

Only if you backed up your photos to Onedrive

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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

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 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,

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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 accidentally deleted a partion thinking it was the Windows XP OS.

But it was the Dell Recovery Partion.

Now, I tested, and the recovery isnt workin at all (holding CTRL-F11 down during boot).

So how can I retrieve this recovery partion again?

Answer:I accidentally deleted a partion

Worth reading, IMO:

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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 couldn't download it anywhere!!!
pls provide me some help

Answer:accidentally deleted winlogon.exe

Boot from windows cd and do a repair install.

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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 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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Accidentally deleted .EXE and other programs via A Registry Cleaner....HELP! Now, I cannot even open my dialup to get online with the puter to fix it at Microsoft Update. I've tried to access help programs from a CD I downloaded from my other computer, but cannot even open the help program on the CD as it states there's no association for the file and to create an association, but my .EXE program is gone? I'm baffled....:0 Windows XP Pro

Answer:Accidentally deleted .EXE and other programs....HELP!

Wordy xp repair install:

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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: 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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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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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!!


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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
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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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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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

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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What should I do to re-install them? Please help.

Intel(R) Control Center
Intel Corporation

Intel(R) Management Engine Components
Intel Corporation

Intel(R) Processor Graphics
Intel Corporation

Intel(R) SDK for OpenCL - CPU Only Runtime Package
Intel Corporation

Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.21022
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.17
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.6161
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x64 Redistributable - 10.0.40219
Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable - 10.0.40219
Microsoft Corporation

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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I was getting rid of some old extras in my memory and oops...I deleted my driver to my speakers and I have no sound and no idea were to get a driver so I can reinstall them.  please help

Answer:accidentally deleted driver

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

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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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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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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



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

Answer:accidentally deleted cwsdpmi.swp

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I have Windows 2000 Professional and while trying to delete the 'Brilliant Dig' spyware I also deleted HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\. And now I cant open some web pages especially the javascript links. It says 'Error on page'

Also, I cant open Microsoft Word anymore. If i try to do so it says: "the windows installer service could not be accessed. contact your support personnel to verify that the Windows Installer service is properly registered."

When I try to open a word document saved on my C\drive it says: "The file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options Control Panel."

In addition to these, when I try to update my AVG Anti virus I receive a message like there is a problem with the interface and it fails to update.

And finally some options like start-search-all files and folders and edit-find (on this page) commands do not work.

Hope you can help me with this problem?

Answer:Accidentally deleted a registry value

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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 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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Help Required !
I accidentally deleted two drivers (serenum.sys, CH341S64.sys) which I required on my windows 8 64bit pc.
I needed them for serial communication with my arduino . I connected the same arduino to another PC (My father's) and it was detected . The other PC was a win10 and i checked the drivers it was using for communication with the arduino(they were serenum.sys, CH431S64.sys). I copied them onto my computer but drivers require a .inf file which I lack. So I have the .sys files but cant use them on the win8 pc.

Thank You for reading.

Answer:Accidentally deleted drivers

Have you tried restoring your computer to an earlier date.

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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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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.

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 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

Test Disk step by step

You can also try Partition Wizard.

Or Easeus Partition Master Home

Test Disk and Partition Wizard have bootable versions.

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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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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 my webres.dll while cleaning my PC.

- I've redownloaded it, but I don't know where to place it!

Answer:Accidentally deleted my webres.dll?

What does it belong to? It's not a part of Windows so must belong to an installed program or driver.

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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 my com surrogate how do I get it back

Answer:Accidentally deleted com surrogate

Try this page at bottom maybe. 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. 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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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:Deleted all my drivers accidentally!!??

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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


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:


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, unfortunately i have managed to delete all the apps and some information from my computer by deleting files from a TP-LINK USB pen drive. can anyone help as to how i can get the apps and files back?

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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.


win 98

Answer:Accidentally deleted AOL uninstall

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all my pictures are stored under my Kodak EasyShare account, and I don't have any back-ups! I accidentally selected them all and clicked "remove from my collection" and now i can't find them anywhere! does anyone know how to get them back? i've looked all over my computer for them but theyre nowhere to be found. please help!

Answer:accidentally deleted pics

If they are stored on the easyshares server, you better email kodak and ask them if they can recover them.

If you deleted the pics from your hard disk, install it as a slave on another pc, download getdataback ( and install it on the new pc, and see if the files are on the drive, then you can retrieve them to your friends hard disk.

Good luck!

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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.;en-us;308421

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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 was trying to use my D: Drive to store some data because it was 900+ GB free and my C drive was already full
So I decided to try to listen to the guy in this post and it has now deleted my D Drive???
I got to step 7 and clicked yes and now my 919 GB D Drive is gone? Thanks Dell
I must have blind because there was a box at the bottom that was "unallocated" that I didn't see. I set it up as a simple drive and voila, I can now put files on it. I would delete the post but I didn't see how to. Sorry!

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I deleted my system variable accidentally pls help

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A relative, in a attempt to clean up my disk to get me more free space, apparently deleted an important file. This is the message I am not getting whenever turning on the computer: EuSynth/Pro-Host Driver Alert The VEUSYNTH virtual driver is not present or failed to load. Ensure that your Windows System.ini file contains DEVICE=VEUSYNTH.VXD in the [386Enh] section. My colors displayed on the monitor are now all messed up and the clarity of everything is greatly diminished. My printer doesn't work and I don't know what else is wrong but I suspect other programs also aren't working. Can anybody help??I have checked in the recycle bin but nothing is there. I have shut down the computer a few times but nothing so far has worked.

Answer:[SOLVED] Accidentally deleted file

Hi and welcome to TSG.

What operating system are you running?

Can you attempt to boot to a command prompt only, and at the prompt type:

scanreg /restore
and press enter........

choose a date prior to the relative's help

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I switched from Outlook Express to Outlook as my mail program and accidentally deleted ALL of my mail in Outlook. The options are laid out different than in Outlook Express and before I knew it all of my mail was gone? Is there any way to retrieve this lost mail? I had already cleaned out my mail in Outlook
Express so that isn't an option. Can someone help me?
Thanks In Advance,

Answer:Accidentally Deleted mail in Outlook

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I had some malware, which whenever I logged onto my pc out of safe mode it would open up window upon window upon window of the cmd prompt. So in my frustration i just deleted it I think. Any ideas how I could get that back?

Answer:Accidentally deleted my Command Prompt

Hi Pray For Snow,

Your post isn't completely clear. Do you mean you only got the cmd prompt opening up window after window after window when you were in safe mode or in regular mode? Did you delete it from regular or safe mode?
How did you delete it?
Can you still get into Safe Mode?

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I'm unsure if this is the proper section of the forum, but here goes. I upgraded to Windows 10 when it first was released. I had no issues initially. Randomly, my computer chose to log me in to a temporary profile. I was unable to access my files or pictures, and no amount of enabling the built in administrator and running the sfc /scannow command had any effect on the problem. It simply told me there were corrupt files that they couldn't fix. It was suggested to me that I use the built in Administrator account to delete the profile I had been logging in under. I did so, and somehow managed to delete all profiles. I am now unable to log into my computer at all. The only account available says it's the administrator account, however, when I attempt to log in it says the account has been disabled.
I am at an utter loss as to what to do. Any advice would be appreciated.

Answer:Accidentally Deleted Administrator Account

Hello psychoviper, and welcome to Ten Forums.

You might see if you may be able to use OPTION FOUR in the tutorial below to enable the built-in Administrator at boot.

Administrator account - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

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I have only one account(administrator) in my pc
Accidentally deleted my administrator account
How to get my account again (now system showing user account missing error)

Answer:Accidentally Deleted Administrator Account

When you first turn on your computer, immediately keep pressing f8 until you get an Advanced Boot up screen. There, choose Last Known Good Configuration. Not sure if that will work or not though.

I actually wasn't aware that you could delete the actual administrator account - interesting info.

When do you get the account missing error?

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I accidentally deleted IE desktop icon. It is still under start, programs, but I like to access it through my desktop. When I went to programs and made a shortcut to desktop it worked fine, but when I right click on icon, then properties there is no internet properties, which I can empty my cache from, sure if it is open then I can get to it from tools, but I like to do this sometimes before I have to open up the program.

How can I get the original icon on my desktop??


Answer:accidentally deleted IE desktop icon

When in IE go to tools, then internet options then click on the advanced tab. In the browsing section there will be a checkbox for "show internet explorer on the desktop" check that. If already checked then uncheck and click apply and then recheck and click apply and your icon will return.

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I have a 3000 N200 laptop.  In my eagerness to cleanup my computer, I accidentally deleted Microsoft Office 2007.  Is there any way of reinstallling just Office, without having to reinstall the operating system?  Thanks!

Answer:Accidentally deleted Microsoft Office:(

If you have no disk for Office, but have a key,maybe a Download link will help. Pick your version. Legit downloads from MS, you will need  Windows Live ID or Microsoft Passportaccount.

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here goes:
I have a dell Inspiron 15R
and I was messing around with the IDT sound program thingy. I changed a few settings and suddenly my speakers and laptop were playing at the same time. I looked online and someone suggested I unistall and reinstall it. once uninstalled I restarted my laptop and tried to reinstall it by going on the intel drivers website it then came up with this message: the hardware is not supported by IDT and will abort the installation. now my sound thingy is gone and when I click on the sound settings everything is empty even the microphone thingy.


p.s sorry for my use of the word "thingy"
p.p.s me and electronics have a bad relationship

Answer:I've accidentally deleted the sound off my laptop

Hi there, rjamda.

If you're using Windows, you might be able to correct the problem with a system restore. The process reverts your OS and driver configurations to an earlier state. You have to be extra careful, though, as a bungled restore process can mess up your laptop in a very bad way.

As for reinstalling the driver, did your laptop perchance come with a CD? If it did, then maybe you can have look there and check for the drivers you need. If your laptop did not come with a CD, then you may want to check this link:

Remember, you need to download and install the correct drivers for your laptop's make and model. You need to be very careful about that.

Having said that, if you have a "bad relationship" with electronics (and you and I are very much alike in that way ), perhaps it would be wise to have someone more experienced with PCs there to help you out with all of this. I'd even go so far as to suggest that you take the laptop back to the place of purchase and have the tech guys have a look at it. I really doubt the problem will take too long or cost too much to fix.

Hope this helps even a little.

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Hi All,
On a Packard Bell iMedia Desktop PC running W7-64 bit, I've accidentally deleted most of the emails in the 'Sent' folder of Thunderbird. A disaster. How can I get them back? I've tried 'Recuva' which does get back two compressed files which Windows cannot open. If that's where they are how can I open the files, please?
For more info, the deletion occurred because I accidentally highlighted the 'Recipient' header of the 'Sent' folder and when I moved the mouse it must have dragged across the 'Delete' button at the bottom right of the list. I suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and have numb fingers on the right and did not feel the mouse button being pressed. I've tried the 'Undo' function in the 'Edit' menu but it did not work.
There's a lot of important stuff in the deleted mails and I'd dearly like to get them back. Your prompt help would be very much appreciated.

Answer:Accidentally Deleted Thunderbird Sent Emails

By default, the Application Data folder where your Thunderbird profile is stored is hidden. Take a look at How to recover deleted emails in Thunderbird and scroll down to see how to show hidden files and folders

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Okay, so, just 10 minutes ago my dad accidentally deleted the administrations folder. Now I can't do anything. How do I restore my computer? btw using windows 10

Answer:accidentally deleted the administrations folder

What is the "administrations" folder?

"Can't do anything". More detail needed. Can you boot the PC or not?

Do you have a Windows 10 DVD or bootable USB installation media?

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So I had the virus that sometimes manifests itself as a fake smss.exe file, and I guess somewhere in the process of trying to remove it I accidentally deleted the real smss.exe file in the I386 folder. I understand that missing smss.exe can cause system instability and slowness. What are my next steps?

Answer:Accidentally Deleted a Registry File

Reference: the first place, the i386 folder is a storage folder...has nothing to do with active O/S.If any file is missing from the i386 folder, seems to me that any number of efforts could correct that. The most simple seems to be simply copying it from the active location and placing it there.I don't know the source of your info...but I only show two locations (System32 folder and System32\Dllcache folder) for this file, with the i386 not being either.I suppose that it could be part of the .cab file in i386, which makes sense to me. If it is, then it's compressed and you would have to restore the .cab file in entirety. I suppose that could be done by updating an SP or doing a repair install.Louis

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I've recently did a full scan with my anti virus (smadav) and it found 2 'virus' called HKEY_Current_User\Software\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

I've deleted it and upon further research I found out that it's supposed to be kept!

Are there any possible way to restore it? (have not backed up the computer yet)

Answer:Accidentally deleted HKEY_Current_User\Software. How to fix?

Perform a system restore to a restore point before you deleted the key.

System Restore

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I just made a terrible mistake!

I've recently set up a desktop PC after 2 years without one.

Anyway, I've been backing up all my old 3.5 Inch HD's to newer and larger drives.

I just got finished moving a heap of files to a new drive, and when done, accidentally deleted the partition of the new drive and was just about to format it thinking it was the old empty drive when I realised what I had done...

So my question is, is it possible to recover a deleted partition? I'm guessing all the information is still on the drive as I haven't actually formatted it.

Any help would be much appreciated!

Answer:How can I recover an accidentally deleted HD partition?


Undelete it.

Partition recovery function on any number of partition tools will do that.

Partition wizard free is popular.

Best done from a boot disc here: Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition directly with partition manager bootable CD.

Local Download

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I've tried system restore and it won't work. Is there anywhere I can download the device from? Thanks in advance.

Answer:I accidentally deleted my audio device. Please Help!

What do you mean by deleted your audio device?

If I guess right, you can try going into control pannel -> system -> hardware -> device manager. In the list of components, locate your audio device, and normally by pressing 'delete' you will be prompted on next booting up to install your audio device. See what that gives you maybe...

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I deleted a couple of e-mail addresses i wish i didn't,anyway i could find them ?

Answer:help finding accidentally deleted e-addresses

Hi booy72jp2001

Did you send an e-mail to any one of those addresses?
If so, check in your Sent Items folder.

If you haven't sent an e-mail message to the e-mail address or received an e-mail from that e-mail address, I don't know other than asking how you came by the addresses originally.

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Thought it was spyware, but now my cd player won't start on my PC because it says gwhotkey.exe is required to do so. I don't have a boot disk either. Anyone know where I can get it? Thanks in advance!

Answer:Where Can I Download GWHotkey.exe? I Accidentally Deleted It

Btbass, GwHotkey.exe is spyware. Check out google

Go to the MG spyware forum and read the tutorials.

Read all the "sticky" 's first. Bazza


BTbass said:

Thought it was spyware, but now my cd player won't start on my PC because it says gwhotkey.exe is required to do so. I don't have a boot disk either. Anyone know where I can get it? Thanks in advance!Click to expand...


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I accidentally deleted Recovery Partition in my HP Spectre XT. I want to reinstall windows 7 home premium 64 which i have now. I don't have cd provided by the manufacturer. i got OEM product key and CD key (extracted using The Magical Jelly Bean). Can i download iso file and reinstall my windows? Will I be still able to use the product key and have a genuine windows again?

Thank you in advance

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Can accidentally deleted contacts be recovered from a Sim card?

Answer:Sim card contacts deleted accidentally

I have never tried it, but if you get a sim card reader This is an example click here#, or you can pick them up at ASDA for a few quid, it might do the trick.Terry

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I just got a new, hp with windows seven. I put a shortcut icon on the desktop for "MY Documents" and then I accidentally deleted it. But now I can't access My Documents at all, or pictures, or video, or any of it. When I try to open it in the start-up menue, or right-click to do a, "send to" nothing happens. What can I do to recover this? Also, I tried doing a system restore, but it failed to go through.

Answer:accidentally deleted MY Documents from window

First of all, if you haven't since emptied the recycle bin you can restore the shortcut to the Documents folder. If you performed an unsuccessful restore you should go back and undo it. Clicking on the start orb in the lower left corner of your screen should show you a link to your documents folder. If you managed to create the shortcut once, I don't understand why you can't do it again.The icon on the desktop is just a shortcut. I doubt you actually deleted the documents folder.

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I recently purchased a Y560p with a 750gb HDD and was going through uninstalling a bunch of the lenovo fluffware that comes installed with it.  I went through them one by one and then got to Lenovo One Key Recovery and uninstalled it.... I was then about to update my 750gb HDD to an Intel 120gb SSD, and looked at the partitions on my HDD and noted there are several (I doing this from memory as I'm at work right now):1.  C:\ Storage (about 20GB used of 680GB2.  D:\ Lenovo Drivers (about 5GB used of 30GB - after I uninstalled the above)3.  An unnamed partition (approx 20GB)4.  An another unamed partition small one. My questions are:1. Is it a problem that I've deleted OKR?2. Can I get a copy of OKR and install is again and everything will be fine?4. Is the OKR partition essentially useless now and can I delete it?3. If I try to use the Intel Data Migration Software to transfer data to the SSD, should I delete/resize any of the partitions.4. Can I reduce the size of the D:\ to increase the size of the C:\?  And how would I go about doing this? Cheers,Ricky.  

Answer:Accidentally Deleted One Key Recover Software

PS. Will OKR work with the SSD? As I've read that the Intel Data Migration Software (Acronis) will automatically resize the partitions before writing to the SSD.

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In my feeble attempt to remove the annoying wgatray.exe, I accidentally deleted an important file which prevents me from logging into Windows. The problem is, I don't know which file(s).

When I started Windows, the usual blue welcome screen didn't appear, instead a box to input my username and password popped up. After inputting, my background picture appeared, along with the usual Windows startup tune. However, after a few seconds, before even loading anything, Windows started to shut down, along with the familiar 'saving your settings' pop-up box.

I've just installed another Windows in order to create this post. I just need to know which file(s) are needed for me to start up my original Windows. Any help is appreciated.
Thank you.

Answer:Accidentally deleted an important file

if you could boot to the original windows partition..change the boot order in your bios to boot from the rom first.

[ do you have a legitimate windows cd ] ?

do a repair install

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Help please everyone i need my files back for college programming

The situation is i am hunting a virus in my pc. It is called FUvirus.exe that always run on startup of my pc that causes lagging and force shut down. i saw a site where it commands me to delete a registry in hkey that contains run.
isaw the fuvirus.exe there and deleted it
once i deleted it my browser became faster but when i closed it i cant run it again
all of my files became a .lnk file and i cant even run cmd or anything like explorer
Please help me guys i really need the files in my college

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i accidentally deleted the netzero toolbar and wish to get it back again. any suggestions?

Answer:accidentally deleted the netzero toolbar

Download it again?

I'm not clear on what the NetZero toolbar is or what it is used for. I tend to avoid all toolbars.

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from my nokia lumina 510?

Answer:Can I retrieve an accidentally deleted sms thread?

I don't know about devices running windows phone 7.8 but for windows phone 8.1,if the backup was ON for text messages then you can restore the text messages.If you phone allows you to do so then u can try and restore your device to a day before you deleted the thread.
Here the backup option available for devices running windows phone 8.1:

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In a misguided attempt to change my XP welcome screen... I think I may have killed my computer. Please help!
Here's what I did... control userpasswords2 - unchecked box for log in. still had user selection on welcome screen. Here's where it all went wrong... Entered control userpasswords2 again then deleted all users but administrator. Yes I know NOW this was not a good idea. changed administrator password (again bad choice). Rebooted computer. Password does not work. Am unable to get into computer. Tried safemode - partition codes. Any suggestions? or am I completely out of luck? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Answer:SOS - Accidentally deleted user accounts. Can't log on to XP!

The rules won't let us help you crack a password. If you can't remember it, and there are no other accounts, we are unable to help.



* You may not ask for assistance with any deemed illegal activities such as but NOT restricted to the following:-

* software pirating
* hacking
* password cracking
* keystroke recording software
* assistance with accessing copyrighted software programs
* Leeching on private or public WiFi/Broadband connections

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Can someone please help me. I'm able to access my google account on the internet after resetting my password. However because I set up my laptop with that email it's now not allowing me to log into my actual laptop, I have been browsing as a guest for some time now and need all my work/pictures from my account. ? 

Answer:I accidentally deleted my google account now can't...

laptop model and installed OS?  

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I accidentally deleted all my system variables. And now i was unable to set it back. I also unable to install any new softwares also when i was trying to any software there i was getting a message like " The system could not find the environment option that was entered" can u please tell me how can i get out of this problem without any reinstallation. And my pc is windows7 ultimate.

Answer:accidentally deleted all system variables

try this System Restore

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I thought I was getting rid of flash drive files and deleted files on my recovery partion instead and they are not in my trash can because I hit delete on the keyboard please help me get it back

Answer:Accidentally deleted my recovery partion

Quote: Originally Posted by Dudeclayton

I thought I was getting rid of flash drive files and deleted files on my recovery partion instead and they are not in my trash can because I hit delete on the keyboard please help me get it back

If you meant that you permanently deleted them, then there's probably no way to get them back unless you have a Data recovery program like R-Tools' R-Studio for which you got to spare some bucks. If you don't mind, what did you mean by hitting delete "on the Keyboard?" Was it like hitting Shift+Delete so that you can permanently delete a file or something else?

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He was resetting back to factory.  Now it is just a blank screen or says no boot device found

Answer:My son accidentally deleted the operating system on my hp no...

It says no boot devise found

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