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windows 8.1 magically reset itself while all files are intact

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by T3RR1B135N1P3R, Sep 1, 2018.

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  1. T3RR1B135N1P3R

    T3RR1B135N1P3R Thread Starter

    Sep 1, 2018
    right so long story short, 2 nights ago I was playing csgo when me mum got a bit mad and pulled the plug out. I didn't turn on my pc yesterday but when i did today i was in for a surprise right off the bat. My computer's username used to be zzz, now it's just "s" (without the quotes). The system itself seems to have been reset to some day back in 2015 or so, i checked the file manager and only disk C has changes, and by that i mean nearly 100 GB worth of data gone (might not be 100, but it was a bit more than half). I'm not too bumped about it, although everything on my desktop is gone (oof), however since i play more online games more my world of tanks data and steam games related crap are all not located on my computer (you get what i mean right). My only issue is ever since swapping the old 256gb HDD for a 1 TB HDD i have never, ever, preformed a system back up. So forget having any hope of getting my computer back into the shape it was in 2 days ago.

    I think i went off topic way hard, so i'll get to the point right now. I don't know what happened that caused my whole pc to reset itself, changing the name from zzz to s, and only disk C being "cleaned" (not like factory new) while everything on the other hard disk is just...right there. Another thing is that when i changed to 1 TB HDD storage system I also removed my cd rom for a 250 (or 256, I don't know the specifics) SSD, and I remember clearly that I told that dude who helped me out to make the system run on the SSD instead on HDD so it can be boosted and now it feels like as if i re-bought this computer back from 2010 or something, does anyone ehre know how to make it run on the SSD hard drive again? And the reason of how disk c data are erased
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  2. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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  3. Fabio87

    Fabio87 Banned Temporarily Banned

    Aug 27, 2018
    sounds like you had a system error when you got unplugged, so the system did a restore to checkpoint (should always follow what mum n pa say XD)

    I am not super familiar with the HDD<SDD problem. If its any relation to what i stated above, Its maybe that when the computer did a system restore, it canned the new drivers for the old ones on file
    I would suggest going through device manager, and updating those driver files for the new hardware (I would just go through the whole system and make sure everything is up to date anyway ie graphics,drivers,firmware..)

    I also would do a disk scan/repair (takes a long time)

    If all else fails, do a factory reset, than update. If you have the patience

    Good luck
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