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D drive I have files in my d drive that I can't view cause when i click on the d drive it comes up with a box saying something about partition recovery

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Hmmm..not too happy here....seems that maybe you're d drive is a partioned section of your physical C drive? Do you in fact, have one or two drives? got backup?

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My usb delete every thing and i for got my password


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Mar 17, 2014 | PC Desktops

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How to format a hard drive in windows XP


When you format a computer hard drive, you will lose everything that is on the drive. Therefore, it is very important to back up anything you might want later. Also you need to have the operating system that you are going to be installing after the format (so make sure you do) . Backup anything that you don't want to loose on a seperate cd, dvd, or external hard drive that you are not going to be formatting.
Now first of all, Right-Click on the "My Computer" icon either on your desktop or in the Start Menu and select "Manage", a new window titled "Computer Management" comes up. Select "Storage" from the left hand side by clicking it once, then select "Disk Management(local)" from the right side by double-clicking it.
Now in the lower part of the main frame of the window you should see a nice visual of all your hard drives. Each line is a different drive. Each box on a line is a partition on the drive. Partitions are separations of space on a drive. Unless you are doing something specific that requires multiple partitions, you only want one partition per drive.
First you must delete any existing partitions on the drive you are going to format. Do this by right-clicking on the partition's box and selecting "Delete Partition.. Click yes for the prompt "are you sure", and whatever other warnings you might get, as long as you have backed up everything you need.
The box for the drive to be formatted should now have a black bar at the top of it and should say "Unallocated" under its size. Right click on it and select "New Partition..." The New Partition Wizard comes up.
In the New Partition Wizard click next. On the next page make sure "Primary Partition" is selected and click next. Now make the size equal to the maximum (it should already be set to it), and click next again. On the next page the computer will automatically choose the first available drive letter for the new drive. However, if you like you can choose another drive letter from the drop-down menu, and then click next. Finally the New Partition Wizard asks if you would like to format the new partition and if so what format. Choose "NTFS" as it is faster and more secure. Leave the "Allocation unit size" as "Default." In the "Volume label" field enter whatever name you want the drive to have. After that, check the "Perform a quick format" box (If the drive has been used before you can leave this box unchecked). Leave the "Enable file and folder compression" box unchecked and click next. Then on the next page click finish. The wizard will now spend a little while formatting the drive. On old or large drives this may take a while. Do not close the "Computer Management" window until it finishes. You will know it is done when the word under the size of the drive changes from "Formatting" to "Healthy" and the name and drive letter you chose for the new drive show up. After it is finished you can now use your newly formatted drive.

on Jan 14, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I don't have recovery partition


follow this step and do it. God bless you

  • To create a partition from a new or newly formatted computer, make sure Windows is installed. Load any programs and drivers you would like to keep in case you need to back up to a previous version of your computer's settings.

  • 2

    Install your partition creation software; in this article we will use Norton Ghost. Before creating your partition, disable any anti virus and other scanning software.


  • 3

    Create your partition by going to your ms-dos prompt: from your Start menu, press "Run," and type "cmd" without quotations in the run dialog box. At the dos prompt, type "fdisk" without quotations, and choose option 1 (Create DOS partition or Logical DOS Drive). Set the partition size to 10 GB at press enter.

  • 4

    Open Norton Ghost and follow the instructions to create a recovery partition in the new partition you had just created. The process should take anywhere from one to three hours, depending on the size of the files you are going to back up.

  • 5

    Restart your computer. When done, open Norton Ghost to verify that the Recovery Partition was created.



  • Feb 28, 2013 | HEWLETT-PACKARD PZ531UA#ABA (DC7100 USDT)...

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    Recovery partition cannot be found


    If your Sony VAIO computer has been infected with a virus, its system files may be deleted or corrupted, which will cause system instability.


    Depending on the type of virus or the specific files lost, you may not be able to manually fix the problem.


    You can restore all of the system files back to their original condition and recover the operating system to its factory settings by using a hidden recovery partition on the VAIO


    Click start control panel scroll to folder options view place a tick in show hidden files folders and drives.
    This may vary depending on your operating system.



    Close any programs that are currently open.

    Transfer any files you want to keep from the Sony VAIO's hard drive to another source, such as a USB memory stick.


    Disconnect any peripheral devices that are hooked up to the VAIO, such as a printer or network cable.

    Open the "Start" menu and choose "Help and Support."


    Click "Back Up & Recovery" and then navigate to "VAIO Recovery Center." Select "Launch VAIO Recovery Center."


    Click "Restore Complete system" underneath the "Choose a Program" heading.

    Click "OK" and follow the prompts to restore your Sony VAIO's system files back to their original condition.


    hope this helps

    Oct 18, 2012 | Sony VAIO VPCL114FX/B 24 in. PC Desktop

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    NEED TO KNOW HOW I CAN PREVENT BACKUP FILES FROM GOING INTO MY RECOVERY(D), AND FILLING IT UP. I AM RECEIVING MESSAGE THAT I HAVE LOW DISK SPACE IN RECOVERY DISK. HOW DO I FREE UP THIS SPACE, AND HOW


    Are you sure the files are going in there? Many times the manufacturers only allocate the size that they need partitioned on that drive. I have seen many cases where that drive is full from factory and people always get that message.

    1. Click Start c01508537.gif and right-click Computer .
    2. Select Properties .
    3. Click System Protection from the left side of the Window.
    4. In the section "Automatic restore points", remove the selection next to the D: drive, and then click OK . If the D: drive was not selected, close this window. Figure 3: System Protection tab with D: drive unselected
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    5. Right-click Start Explore All Users .
    6. Before you can remove the backup files and folders, you need to be able to view hidden system files as follows:
      1. From the explorer window press the Alt key on the keyboard to make the menu bar appear in the window.
      2. From the file menu, click Tools , and then select Folder Options .
      3. Select the View tab.
      4. Select Show hidden files and folders , remove the selection from Hide protected operating system files and then click OK .
    7. From the Folder Options window in explorer, double-click Recovery (D:) .
    8. If a Window opens stating "You don't currently have permission to access this folder" opens. Click Continue .
    9. If you previously copied or created any files into Recovery (D:) and you want to keep them, copy them to another drive - such as the C: drive.
    10. Find and delete any files that you previously copied onto the Recovery (D:) drive.
      CAUTION:Do not delete any files that are associated to recovery! Do not delete the items RECOVERY, $RECYCLE.BIN, boot, hp, PC-Doctor, pcdr, or PRELOAD! Doing so can prevent a future system recovery from the hard drive. If you are not sure, do not delete the file.
      Press Shift + Delete to permanently remove the files.
      To delete files created from MS Backup (MS Backup files are not recovery files), find and delete the folder with the same name as the computer name in the Recovery (D:) partition. For example if the computer name is BOB-PC, the folder containing the backup files would be named BOB-PC and would be deleted.
    11. Several confirmation windows open. Click Continue , and Yes until the folder is deleted.
    12. To set Windows Folder Options back to their original setting as follows:
      1. From the explorer window press Alt to view the file menu.
      2. Click Tools , and then select Folder Options .
      3. Select do not show hidden files and folders and select Hide protected operating system files .
      4. Click OK .
    13. Close explorer. The Out of Disk Space errors should no longer appear. If you would like to use the Microsoft Backup Tool again, open it and select a different external backup device to store the backup files on.

    Aug 17, 2012 | HEWLETT-PACKARD PC Desktops

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    I have a packard bell iMedia Z869 and wish to restore it to factory fresh. It has a hidden partition (I assume it is the recovery partition). How do I access the recovery option?


    Get or create a windows boot disk

    If you dont have one, write back to me so I can help you with creating one.

    Once you get your boot disk in your cd / dvd drive, have the pc boot into this cd

    The cd will boot and ask you to pick one out of 3 choices:

    Pick the first one saying "with cd support" in the sentence

    The cd will now boot in dos and end with it saying that all it's tools are on a certain drive letter

    Note the letter it says and access this letter by typing :

    d:\ z:

    The above is an example ( you must note where the tools are under the drive letter that the software says)

    Once you access that drive letter, type this:

    z:\fdisk

    This program fdisk will open up and show you more choices to choose from

    This program is used for controling all the partitions in your hard drive(s)

    You will now look at the list of choices and sellect "View partitions"

    See if you can now view the hidden partition that may contain the recovery partition and note the drive letter and type of partition (dos extention or whatever )

    go back to the first set of choices again and now choose #2. Set active partition.

    This will take you to a page that shows all the partitions (hidden and unhidden) and now you will click or select on the hidden partition to make it primary

    after that exit the fdisk program and the unit will now reboot

    If the unit's software does not work, it's only because the hidden file may have no recovery software or worse: it will demand for the original recovery cds to continue.

    Please write me back and let me know how it goes.

    Jun 14, 2010 | NEC PC Desktops

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    How do you open the files/folders on the D:\


    If you go into Windows Explorer, the shortcut key for this is to press the windows key and the letter E at the same time and hold them down. The windows key is located by the Ctrl key on the left hand side. This will open up windows explorer and you will be able to see the drives on your system. When you say recovery this is probably listed as recovery and you can just click on it and it should show you the files within. If it doesn't then this means that they are hidden and this protects them from being accidentally deleted. In windows explorer if you are using vista then under the organise menu at the top you can select Folder and Search options and then select the view tab on the next dialogue box that appears. Under Advanced settings place a check in the circle labeled as Show hidden files and folders. Click ok or apply and this should reveal the folders and files on this recovery partition. I hope this helps. Andrew. If you do this, make sure you reverse the steps and hide the files again. As it's a recovery partition it may not allow you to do this but it's worth a try just don't delete anything if the files show. Andrew

    Jan 20, 2010 | HP PC Desktops

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    Format a seagate drive st96812a for use in rocketfish enclosure kit RF-HD25


    Formatting a Secondary Hard Drive
    Step1
    Right-Click on the “My Computer” icon either on your desktop or in the Start Menu and select “Manage.”
    Step2
    A new window titled “Computer Management” comes up. Select “Storage” from the left hand side by clicking it once, then select “Disk Management(local)” from the right side by double-clicking it.
    Step3
    Now in the lower part of the main frame (right side) of the window you should see a nice visual of all your hard drives. Each line is a different drive. Each box on a line (with a colored bar at the top and a size displayed in MB or GB) is a partition on the drive. Partitions are separations of space on a drive. Unless you are doing something specific that requires multiple partitions, you only want one partition per drive.
    Step4
    First you must delete any existing partitions on the drive you are going to format. Do this by right-clicking on the partition's box and selecting “Delete Partition...” Since you already know that you will be deleting everything on the drive, and have already backed everything up, you can safely say yes to any warning the computer presents you with.
    Step5
    If there are multiple partitions make sure you have saved everything off them since they might each have different drive letters (i.e. “D:” or “F:”). Then repeat the above step for each of them. If you only want to format one partition that is OK and you can continue to the next step without deleting the other partitions.
    Step6
    The box for the drive to be formatted should now have a black bar at the top of it and should say “Unallocated” under its size (see picture). Right click on it and select “New Partition...” The New Partition Wizard comes up.
    Step7
    In the New Partition Wizard click next. On the next page make sure “Primary Partition” is selected and click next. Now make the size equal to the maximum (it should already be set to it), and click next again. On the next page the computer will automatically choose the first available drive letter for the new drive. However, if you like you can choose another drive letter from the drop-down menu, and then click next.
    Step8
    Finally the New Partition Wizard asks if you would like to format the new partition and if so what format. Choose “NTFS” as it is faster and more secure. Leave the “Allocation unit size” as “Default.” In the “Volume label” field enter whatever name you want the drive to have. Simple is better. Avoid using spaces. Lastly, if the drive is brand new and has never been used before check the “Perform a quick format” box. If the drive has been used before leave this box unchecked. Leave the “Enable file and folder compression” box unchecked and click next. Then on the next page click finish.
    Step9
    The wizard will now spend a little while formatting the drive. On old or large drives this may take a while. Do not close the “Computer Management” window until it finishes. You will know it is done when the word under the size of the drive changes from “Formatting” to “Healthy” and the name and drive letter you chose for the new drive show up. After it is finished you can proceed to use your newly formatted drive.

    Dec 02, 2008 | PC Desktops

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    I have attached a 500 Gb USB hard drive and wish to format it, It is showing under systems devices however not under my computer. Operating system is XP Thanks


    It could be that a partition has not been created on your usb drive, connect to your USB port and go to Disk Management in XP:

    1. Click Start, click Run, type compmgmt.msc, and then click OK.
    2. In the console tree, click Disk Management. The Disk Management window appears. Your disks and volumes appear in a graphical view and list view.
    Locate your new drive on there and do the following:

    1. In the Disk Management window, complete one of the following procedures, and then continue to step 2:
      • To create a new partition, right-click unallocated space on the basic disk where you want to create the partition, and then click New Partition.
      • To create a new logical drive in an extended partition, right-click free space on an extended partition where you want to create the logical drive, and then click New Logical Drive.
    2. In the New Partition Wizard, click Next.
    3. Click the type of partition that you want to create (either Primary partition, Extended partition, or Logical drive), and then click Next.
    4. Specify the size of the partition in the Partition size in MB box, and then click Next.
    5. Decide whether to manually assign a drive letter, let the system automatically enumerate the drive, or do not assign a drive letter to the new partition or logical drive, and then click Next.
    6. Specify the formatting options you want to use by using one of the following procedures:
      • If you do not want to format the partition, click Do not format this partition, and then click Next.
      • If you want to format the partition, click Format this partition with the following settings, and then complete the following procedure in the Format dialog box:
        1. Type a name for the volume in the Volume label box. This is an optional step.
        2. Click the file system that you want to use in the File system box.

          You can change the disk allocation unit size, and then specify whether to perform a quick format, or enable file and folder compression on NTFS volumes.
        Click Next.

    7. Confirm that the options that selected are correct, and then click Finish.

    Nov 25, 2008 | Hitachi PC Desktops

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    The screen comes up and says Windows was not shut down properly, and to start in Normal, safe mode, etc. to choose one of them. Nothing happens and it keeps trying to start. So once I hit f11 to recover,...


    If you Click OK on the system restore, the system will be re-imaged from a hidden partition on the hard drive and will be restored to the way the system was when it came out of the box. Anything you saved or stored on the hard drive, (Pictures, files, games email, resume etc) will all be gone.

    Because the system will not boot into the normal mode, it is assumed that the current Windows installation is at a minimum damaged. The damage could be caused by:
    1. Virus/spyware
    2. Hard drive failure
    3. various unkown issues
    If you are wanting to save data off this hard drive, just power it off at the system restore screen.

    If you can, run diagnostics on the hard drive (Dell has F12 at boot to access diagnostics) If the hard drive fails, your data recovery options are limited.

    Data recovery is expensive, so you have to weigh the value of the data versus the cost of getting it back.

    May 20, 2008 | Gateway PC Desktops

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