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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by gaftop1, Oct 3, 2003.

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  1. gaftop1

    gaftop1 Thread Starter

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    got tired of ME. partitioned a d drive. dragged the stuff i wanted to save into the d drive . formatted c drive and loaded 98 se.
    went to d drive. lost almost everything. the only thing that was intact was partition magic folder. the outlook express was completely gone. the address book was completely gone and all others only had a few files in thewm. what did i mess up?
     
  2. bassetman

    bassetman Moderator (deceased) - Gone but never forgotten

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    Well, partioning, usually distroys everything. :(
    I am suprised anything survived.
     
  3. NiteHawk

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    Something is missing here. Did you start off with one large C: drive and then partition it into a C: and D: drive? If so, how die you do it? Did you use Partition Magic of die you use Fdisk to create the D: partition?
     
  4. gaftop1

    gaftop1 Thread Starter

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    while in ME partitioned using partition magic moved the stuff i wanted to save into the new partition (D) then formatted the c: drive and installed 98
     
  5. NiteHawk

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    This may be a dumb question, but after you partitioned drive D: did you format it? You would have had to in order to move files from C: to D:

    After the files were moved to D: did you verify that they were there before formatting C:?
     
  6. NiteHawk

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    Boot from your boot disk and tyoe in the following commands:
    D:
    you should now see a prompt that looks like D:\>
    Next type in
    dir /s
    you should see the whole listing of your D: drive and at the end a summary that says the tells you X number of files, Y number of directories, and the amount of free space.

    What do you get?
     
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