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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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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.

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    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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    How to unlock a partition on a flash drive

    Hidden partitions on hard drives and USB flash drives store files, recovery and utility software. Many personal computer manufacturers use a hidden partition for the recovery software and no longer ship software CDs. Some people use hidden partitions to store files, which contain sensitive, illegal or private data. Since most USB flash drives are marked with the drive , you can check for differences between this marking and the capacity reported for the drive. A Any significant disparity may indicate the presence of a hidden partition.

    Log on to the computer as an administrative user. Click the "Start" button. Select "Control Panel." Double-click the "Administrative Tools" icon. Open "Computer Management." Click on the "+" beside "Storage." Select "Disk Management." The hidden partitions do not have drive letter assignments and are shown in the "Disk 1" or "Disk 2" areas. The "Disk 0" area is usually used by your boot drive or the C:/ drive. A read-only partition on a flash drive may show up in the "CD-Rom" area. Step 4. Right-click on the hidden partition. Choose "Change Drive Letter and Paths." Click "Add." Select a drive letter to use. Click "OK." Click on the red "X" in the upper right corner of the "Computer Management" window to close it. Double-click on "My Computer" on the desktop. Double-click on the drive letter you selected in Step 4 to open the drive and view the files. Hope this helps.

    Jan 17, 2013 | Kingston Electronics - Others

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    I am using a 848P-A motherboard. I have just installed a SATA hard disk and changed OnChip IDE Device>Onchip Serial ATA to "Enhanced"(intend to use the new SATA drive as a secondary drive) but...

    1. Does your new SATA hard drive can be seen in BIOS or POST. if yes 2. Does this new drive shown in "my computer" it should be no or under device manager is should be yes. 3. Use disk management.
    To start Disk Management:
    1. Log on as administrator or as a member of the Administrators group.
    2. Click Start, click Run, type compmgmt.msc, and then click OK.
    3. In the console tree, click Disk Management. The Disk Management window appears. Your disks and volumes appear in a graphical view and list view. To customize how you view your disks and volumes in the upper and lower panes of the window, point to Top or Bottom on the View menu, and then click the view that you want to use.

    To create a new partition or logical drive on a basic disk:
    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.
    The new partition or logical drive is created and appears in the appropriate basic disk in the Disk Management window. If you chose to format the volume in step 6, the format process now starts.

    To format a partition, logical drive or basic volume:
    1. In the Disk Management window, right-click the partition or logical drive that you want to format (or reformat), and then click Format.
    2. In the Format dialog box, type a name for the volume in the Volume label box. This is an optional step.
    3. Click the file system that you want to use in the File system box. If you want, you can also change the disk allocation unit size, specify whether you want to perform a quick format, or enable file and folder compression on NTFS volumes.
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    5. Click OK when you are prompted to format the volume. The format process starts.
    For further Instructions click the link DISK.
    Thanks, looking forward to fix your problem, just give a feedback if this helps.

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    When i am connectind my portable hard drive with my laptop is showing only taksbar not showing in laptop harddisk pls send messeage

    Try connecting it to another computer and if it also slows down, something is probably wrong with your external hard drive and you should get a new one.

    Mar 01, 2011 | Maxell 665203 USB 2.0 Hard Drive

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    I have a satalite 300 had a bad virus,decided to preform toshiba recovery wizard.(clicked next.)Warnig sign comes up(when the recovery is executed,all data will be deleted and rewritten,(CLICKED YES)new...


    try using ActiveBoot suite v5.0.5, when turnig on your computer. This program will scan your computer and show u all the errors,missing files, wrong dll,...and repair them. It worked very well for me as I had a TROJAN virus on my Toshiba satellite 300 and couldn't even boot anymore.
    After that try use the RegistryBooster tool witch solves every windows problems.

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    Feb 19, 2011 | Toshiba Satellite Pro L300 Notebook

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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:


    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 Computers & Internet

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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 Computers & Internet

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    Less than 15% of available space on "H"drive on HP dv9000 laptop

    Windows may have filled your H:Drive with System Restore Points.

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    Click the System Restore Tab at the top of the Window that pops up. In that box in the middle should be a listing of the C: and H: Drive. Click the H: Drive to highlight it and Click the Settings button.


    On the next Window click the box that says: Turn off System Restore for this Drive. This will stop putting System Restore points on the H:Drive and it will also remove the System Restore Points already saved to the H:Drive.


    Click Start and then right click Computer and click Properties. Or in the Start menu, click Control Panel, and on the left hand side click Classic View. Then double click the System icon and on the left hand side again, click Advance System Settings.

    Click the System Protection tab at the top of the box. The uncheck the box beside the H:Drive in the box under Automatic Restore Points.

    If Windows tried to perform an automatic backup:

    The Recovery Files should be hidden on your recovery partition H:. At the top of the screen in the H:Drive click Tools > Folder Options

    Click the View Tab and go down the list of Advance Options and clcik in the circle to "Show Hidden Files and Folders"

    If you computer used the WIndows Backup and Restore to backup files, look for a Folder Named PC-"Your WIndows User Name", with the name of your Windows Login after the PC-

    If you don't see that folder, don't delete anything else.

    If you do see that folder you can delete it You can open that folder and see the files that were stored. That is the backup Windows created and by default the Windows Back Up and Restore program likes to choose the first partition that is not the C:Windows partition. Do Not Delete anything else.

    You can go to your Program Files in the Start Menu and go to the Windows Backup and Restore and in the options change the backup location to somewhere else, or turn off the automatic backup feature.

    Don't use the partition set aside for the recovery for anything else or save data there.

    Jan 30, 2009 | HP Pavilion dv9000z Notebook

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    Recovery partition full error

    Please go to Start + Run and type cmd
    Type chkdsk d: /F /X /R
    It will dismount and check for any errors after the system restarts
    follow the method to clean the disk space.
    ) Open Internet Explorer and click on Tools
    2) Click on Internet Options
    3) On the General Tab, in the middle of the screen, click on Delete Files
    4) You may also want to check the box "Delete all offline content"
    5) Click on OK and wait for the hourglass icon to stop after it deletes the temporary internet files
    6) You can now click on Delete Cookies and click OK to delete cookies that websites have placed on your hard drive. To clear the Internet History in IE:
    1) Open Internet Explorer and click on Tools
    2) Click on Internet Options
    3) On the General Tab, in the middle of the screen, click on Clear History
    4) Click OK
    To clean up other temporary files on your computer in Windows 98 or higher:
    1) Click Start, Programs (or All Programs), Accessories, System Tools, Disk Cleanup
    2) Choose the correct drive usually C:\
    3) Check the boxes in the list and delete the files

    Dec 10, 2008 | Gateway 2520915 Keyboard

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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 Computers & Internet

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