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Deleting accident

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by james2523, Dec 10, 2006.

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  1. james2523

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    When I was reformatting my computer i deleted a part of my drive that i think was really important. It was drive E:. After the reformatting I tried to go on the internet. I tried to go on wireless but, I didn't have a wireless internet icon for my wireless card so I plugged it in. Still i could not go on the Internet. Then I tried to open some programs and half of them would load the others I would get error reports from.
    I think the reason it doesn't work is because of the drive I accidently deleted. Is there any way that I could get the data back without taking it to a repair shop? Thanks for any help. Oh and I cant put my laptop on standby either.
     
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    When you say you were reformatting, were you reinstalling your os, or just reformatting some partitions? How do you have the drive set up, if its partitioned, whats on the partitions?
     
  3. james2523

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    I was reformating the whole computer. I don't have any partitions.
     
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    Ok, how many drives do you have? If you dont have any partitions on the c: , or boot drive , then E: would be a cd/dvd drive?? If i understand you reinstalled your os, and now your E drive is missing? What was the E: drive?
     
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    I have one drive C: when i reinstalled windows it asked which partition to install to. There were three partitions the one I was using, a small one of like 8 megabytes and another one that was called E. I deleted the E drive because I thought it would free up more space.
     
  6. Old Rich

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    Your E drive was likley a recovery partition, which you have now wiped out. No biggie as long as you have the XP install disc.

    If you reinstalled XP and the applications, they should all have gone to the C drive . . Did you load your chipset and other drivers?
     
  7. james2523

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    Thanks for the help I had to update my drivers.
     
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