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Data disc accident

Q: Data disc accident

I made a data disc (CD-R) with nero 5.5 (size of data 400mb) and accidently my daughter did another burn (size of data 2mb) on the same disc, her data is there, have I lost mine completely? I seem to recall reading somewhere that there is a program for retrieving the older data?

A: Data disc accident

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I'm not sure how to do this.

So when the disc is in, I can quickly open the playlists on the disc that will play the flacs from the disc.

A:WMP playlists burnt on data disc, playing FLACs on the data disc?

Before you try to play FLACs on WMP I would first ask if you've installed a plugin that'll make it possible? WMP can't normally play FLACs. I've never done it so I can't recommend one but there are supposed to be several free ones available online. Also, the playlist has to be in a format WMP can recognize. If it's not, create a new playlist form the files on your disk in WMP and burn it to your disk. Once those prerequisites are in place, if you still need help we can discuss opening the playlist and playing the files.

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My PC was working fine. Then I got Antispyware Soft or some crap like that. It blocked all .exe files so my first move was to boot in to safe mode and do a little cleaning with task manager and regedit.

I restarted my PC and it hanged on Verifying DMI Pool Data. I tried everything. I removed all peripherals, then all memory modules (except one), then I removed that one and put one of the others inside, then removed all PCI cards, then removed hard drives... Nothing helped. Then I went to Nvidia Raid setup thinking that something happened there and I cleared MBR by accident.

Now I am freaking out! I don't know what to do. I managed to boot in to windows 7 from other computer's HDD (it worked flawlessly) and only thing I saw was 2TB of data that is unallocated.

I have no idea how to fix this.

I am on the verge of shooting myself. I have more than 6 years of graphic design there.

Please. Help.

A:I cleared MBR by accident on raid0. How to save data?

You can try using recovery software to get the data back. Depending on how badly you messed up, it may not work but it's worth a shot.

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Hello Everyone,

Here is the problem where I messed up and help me please,

I had problem with my Asus notebook for black screen after login and I was not able to resolve the issue.

1. So I decided to to format my "C: drive" and was trying to install windows 7 on my windows 7 laptop GPT partition (UEFI) and when it didn't allow me to install win7 on partitioned drive.

2. I followed YouTube video foolishly.So I selected my notebook "C drive", which is disk 0 and then, I thought that I have selected my "C drive partition".

3. I executed diskpart clean command ( without any parameters, not clean all. ONLY CLEAN) :'(
everything gone after that.

4. Then I saw my all partitions are gone and this is what i want to recover. (i had 2 partitions, C drive- 250 gb space, D drive- 400 gb space) and I had important data in "D drive(around 100 gb)".

5. And after diskpart clean command , I see that my C and D drive partitions got merged as one single partition.

6. I was in panic, then I was able install Win 7 with intentions to recover data from "D drive" and planning to recover my lost data.

How do I recover my data(D Drive importantly) ? .. Please assist me .. your help will most helpful .. I am worried..

A:diskpart /clean, format by accident,need to recover data Please Help

Hello and welcome bison mate try any of these I prefer Recuva
Best Free Data Recovery and File Un-delete Utility

PS If you do get the data back then a clean install might be the go and the default drive made by Windows on install is C:

Oh and there is my little ditty too
Make a bootable Ubuntu disk
Set the BIOS to boot from the optical when the machine boots it will show you a screen with TRY or INSTALL > select TRY not INSTALL
When it is finished - it takes very little time you will get a screen like in the pic .
Open the drive you want > User and dig down until you get to the data / settings you may be able to copy / paste the material you want to an external source or other installed drive doing this.
I am not sure if it will but I have recovered tons of data etc using this method both on "dead" or just plain drives that you cannot get data from using Windows.

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Hello, I know it's stupid but i diskpart/clean and formatted while installing windows from cmd, it's a new laptop so i had no other data just (i don't remember exactly) 100GB not more. i installed windows on that formatted disk.
I had all data on D Disk (500GB) and now i have only one disk which is 1TB and no partition recovery programs found the data I needed, I tried recover my files, iCare data recovery, Stellar Phoenix and MiniTool Partition Wizard , none of them showed me my lost disk and data
do you have any idea what other things can i do ? please help this is really important most data is pictures and videos which i don't have anywhere else

A:diskpart / clean, format by accident , need to recover data

Sounds like you have one Disk , but used to have two partitions?

If your data was on a second partition ( the second half of the disk ) you may be able to get it back.

To do that you need to recover the original partition structure. Try the partition recovery on Partition wizard free boot disc.

If you already tried that, you are probably out of luck, although partition guru free is excellent for that kind of thing. It is a bit confusing, it does both partition recovery and data recovery. Data recovery on the free version is limited - suggest you do partition recovery.

Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition directly with partition manager bootable CD.

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Windows ME Computer has a CD-ROM in it, which shoud be able to read data from a disc. If I put in a data disc and go to my computer, it shows the D drive with the little disc and music notes by the disc. When you doubleclick it to open the CD it takes you right to windows media player. No matter what you do it always opens windows media player. I am helping a co worker of my wife with this computer. They must have had it working at one time cause they have games in the computer that probabaly came from discs. anyway, why does it bring up windows media all the time, why does it show the musical notes beside the disc in my computer? how can I get it to read a data disc? I removed her CD-ROM and hooked up an old burner I had and it installed and worked right away. I went to mycomputer and it showed the D drive with the disc but this time without the musical notes, I doubleclicked it and it brought up the data on the disc I had in right away with no problem. So, my question is, I will have to take my CD-Burner out of her computer and put hers back in. How can I get hers to see a data disc and not just a music disc? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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I have an Imation DVD burner and some DVD discs and i want to know how to burn DVD discs with files on them.

I have been trying to use nero but it always says the burn process failed for some reason.

What program do i need to copy files from my HDD onto a DVD?

A:DVD Data Disc

Nero should do it just fine. Is there anything else to the error message?

Try a different brand of DVD.

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I am hoping to burn some films(avi) to disc and was hoping you could advise me as to the best way to do this. I can either convert them and burn them as dvd or just put them on as a data disc. What I am not sure about is which is the best way so as to keep the original quality. Thank You Leapy.

A:which is best dvd or data disc

Keep them as AVI on your DVD disc instead and use data disc option to burn them. Much faster and convenient unless there are chances you would watch some on your DVD player in the future.

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are they any software for getting data off of a unfinalized dvd disc free software if possible if not any suggestions

A:getting data off a unfinalized dvd disc

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i have a dvd +rw disc. i burned it using roxio software... i know, first mistake... it was on an xp system. i got a new vista computer and now i can't view any of the movies on it.. i have .wmv .avi and .mpg files on the disc. when i put it in the drive it shows that the movies are there. showes titles, file sizes. shows the disc is holding 4gb of data.

when i click on a file and try to play it says disc error, cannot read from disc--that typical crap message...

same message when i try to copy the files to the hard drive.

i have tried isobuster and cdroller with a bit of success getting a couple files off the disc.

is there any way to copy the disc including all bad sectors if that indeed is the problem? maybe it will work better reading directly off the hard drive??

any ideas anyone has would be wonderful.. i can't replace these movies.. i'd even consider a commercial recovery company if anyone can recommend an affordable one

A:can't read dvd data disc help

also, it wont read on any other computer either, even if it is running xp

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i have a dvd +rw disc. i burned it using roxio software... i know, first mistake... it was on an xp system. i got a new vista computer and now i can't view any of the movies on it.. i have .wmv .avi and .mpg files on the disc. when i put it in the drive it shows that the movies are there. showes titles, file sizes. shows the disc is holding 4gb of data.

when i click on a file and try to play it says disc error, cannot read from disc--that typical crap message...

same message when i try to copy the files to the hard drive.

i have tried isobuster and cdroller with a bit of success getting a couple files off the disc.

is there any way to copy the disc including all bad sectors if that indeed is the problem? maybe it will work better reading directly off the hard drive??

any ideas anyone has would be wonderful.. i can't replace these movies.. i'd even consider a commercial recovery company if anyone can recommend an affordable one

also, it won't read on other computers either.. same problem even if they have xp

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Hey guys! Just want to ask something. Lets say my pc is infected with malware and I try to burn a data disc because I want to make back up copies of my videos and pics, will the malware be able to go inside the files that I want to burn in the CD?

A:Burning a data disc

I have done this a few times and I backup files that I have created, not .exe files or programs.. Just pictures and word docs etc... Then when I have reformatted my computer and i have my antivirus program installed, I scan the disc before using it... I have never passed on a virus this way..

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Has anyone had any experiences with Windows Media Player and burning .WMA files onto a CD? My surround sound system can play .WMA files and I was curious to see if it works. When I did the burn in WMP as a data disc, but it seemed that it didn't finalize it, even though it said it was. The disc was reported with only 183MB left, but no files were showing.

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Hello Everyone,

I am not able to save data or music to my disc. What should I do ? i think I do not fully undestand the process. Please help and make simple.


A:Saving data to disc

amie4christ said:

Hello Everyone,

I am not able to save data or music to my disc. What should I do ? i think I do not fully undestand the process. Please help and make simple.

ThanksClick to expand...


Disk ??

Hard disk, CD Disk, DVD Disk, Zip Disk,

Post back and explain a bit better as to what you want to achieve, and what happens when you try.


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Hi, I have a program that I have installed and works fine, the only thing is I have to keep putting the data disc in the dvd drive to use it. Can I copy all the data onto my computer so that I don't have to use the disc.

A:data disc copy

It might help if you told us the name of the program and what operating system you are running.

What kind of data is on the disc that is needed by the program?

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Apologies for vagueness of question but my brothers pc kept turning itself on startup so he paid pc world 130 to save data and repair hard drive, how does he transfer this data from the disc and also exactly what exactly do they save ie emails, internet connections or just documents. Thanks in advance for any replies.

A:Transfer of data from disc.

Ask the people who backed up the data. If you can't simply browse the files through My Computer, there's no way for us to know what was used to create the backup.

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I have a problem with my CD writer where it will only read music CD?s, if I try to load a CD with data on it i.e. a programme file or JPEG photos it causes the PC to lock up and can only be restored by turning off the power.
The drive activates and the light flashes, the drive speeds up, the light goes off and the mouse and keyboard are frozen, even the clock stops.
I can eject and reinsert the CD but this has no effect.

I had initially put this down to a fault with my CD writer but I purchased a DVD writer last month and when I installed it I was surprised to find that it has exactly the same fault as the CD writer.

The DVD writer came with Nero and Cyberlink and it took me numerous attempts to get this loaded as it would keep locking up when loading the disc.

I have managed to write a DVD slideshow with the new drive however if I put the disc back in the PC will lock. Again it will run music CD?s perfectly but not anything that seems to have data on it.

I have cleaned up the PC by deleting temp files, removing unused programmes, defragmented the disc, ran scan disc, changed msconfig to reduce background programmes, ran Adaware software, and ran Registry first aid software, all of which have no difference.

I have also deleted the CD and DVD drivers and reinstalled again with improvement.

Interestingly if I change autostart preferences to ?take no action? the PC locks when I put a music CD in as well. Also If I set photos?s to open with explorer ... Read more

A:PC locks up when loading a data disc

Welcome to Techspot !
Writer's can be very frustrating ,you need patience to succeed with them.
I would start by telling you , that you need to do some trouble shooting and then post back with the results.
I recommend that you make the DVD drive the Master on that channel(If it is newer it might be faster,but for sure DVD 's are more sensitive )
Then turn off Auto start in Windows.
Turn on DMA for the drives that can use it .
Check the Info Tool in Nero and make sure you have a green light for your system and nero ASPI drivers.
Make sure Windows cd writing capability is disabled.
Update the" Firmware " for both drives.
Cleanly remove all Authoring ,packetwriting software , except Nero.
Then download and update Nero to ver 6.6..
Have fun and Good luck.
Let us know how it works.

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Hey, I want to first of all say that I'm new to these forum things - Not used to them, but I really REALLY need help!

Barely 5-6 months ago I bought a brand new Acer Aspire 5516 labtop (Yeah, I know, they kinda suck, but it wasn't for gaming). I don't think the specs matter, but it was running Windows Vista Basic.

Aiight, now here's the problem. I had a disc from my old computer, with all my miscellaneous files - Y'know, Avast! keys, and other programs, etc. It had around 249$ of software on it, which is alot to a kid like me (I work for that stuff - 8$ an hour peoples!)

So, I put the disc into my labtop, and waited for it to boot up...Wow...It SAYS that there's "3100 (or so) GB used, 452 free"...

I click to open up the D: drive, and when I access the disk, there's nothing on there! Seriously, and this is the second time!!

I can't access programs? Or does it delete them? If so, this is insane. I also had a free small games and whatnots on the disc...So why? Damnit, WHY!? The files don't show up on my old PC, and it says the same thing.

As I said, this is the second disc that it does, and I'm afraid to stick anything onto this stupid machine! Why, why, why!?

Please reply with post-haste!!! I'm really really upset >.<!

A:Solved: Disc Data Dissapearing

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Hi all,

I must find a solution to this problem. I'll try and explain as best I can.

I had a PS3 with a 320GB HD inside - my PS3 broke and I need to get the data off this disc. It contains video of my new baby girl and photos that are very important to me.

So - I bought a 2.5inch SATA external HD enclosure, fixed the HD inside and plugged into my PC thinking I could just copy the data across. But my PC will not recognise the drive. I think I need to format the drive before it is recognised but obviously that isn't an option.

Can somebody please help me out here?

A:Data Recovery from external disc

Hi - is there anybody that could help please?


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Hello. Last night i recorded our acoustic set and was going to make a demo of it using a Sony HI-MD MZ-NH1. So when i got home i listened to the whole 1.5 hours and put in track markings as they were appropriate. Well, today when i go to transfer them to my computer Track 9 wouldn't go, and on the mini-disc it said "can'tPLAY." Our music is highly improvisational and that was the song i wrote and i feel like i've really lost something special, so any help on how to retreive this track would be greatly appreciated. Thank you and have a nice day.
- Johan

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I have a huge project contained on a dvd. I formatted it to work like a USB flash drive, using windows explorer. I stupidly didn't back up the most recent saves of the files I had moved to the disc, and forgot to finalize the disc before ejecting it. Now, I am unable to access the data placed on the disc. I opened it up in isobuster and immediately saw all my files, intact, on the disc. I checked with isobuster to be sure they weren't corrupted and were readeable, and it said they were. However, when I tried to export the files to an apporpriate folder on my HDD, it only took a split second to transfer 2.25 GB of data from the disc to the folder. Except, when I went to the folder, it wasn't there. So, Isobuster will say the files are intact and can be extracted, and it will say it extracted them to the designated folder. They aren't hidden, I have viewing hidden files and folders enabled. I then tried converting the disc to an iso, and extract the iso with 7zip to get the data. But 7zip was unable to unzip it. I tried to mount the iso on another disc, but that disc didn't contain the files either, even in Isobuster. If there is any way I can fix my disc in windows explorer or Isobuster, I really need to know as soon as possible.

A:Unfinalized Data Disc Can't Be Read

Whatever burning software you used to create the DVD, use that same software to write something else to that DVD (any files, it doesn't matter what they are), but before burning them make sure you choose the option to "Finalize" so nothing else can be written to it.

Everything that's been burned to that disc should then be visible & accessible in Windows Explorer.

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Not sure if this correct area of forum but Hi.

I have a CD with images on it my friend sent me but i cannot open anything on it. When i select one, it gives an error message saying

Also when you press cancel to this it says:

"Cannot open file.

some of the images have different volume labels (like tnrp00113 tnrp00114. Im really lost on it, i tried MagicISO and Daemon tools, really dont think its something to do with an iso/mounting an image.

So i think it requires me naming my C drive or CD drive to the volume label name by clicking on the map disc volume checkbox and entering the old and new drive names in the 2 boxes. Im not going to do this without asking cause it seems extreme :s

All help appreciated.

A:Mount disc with volume data

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I found a disc that I have my honeymoon pictures save on (ONLY COPIES!). A while back I had to reformat my old PC and my CDRW was not working properly so i thought these pics were long gone. Wife was mad to say the least.

Last night i found the disc and it opened on my IBM Thinkpad Laptop so I was excited to find this. After I found the disc i wrote on the top side of the disc with a permanent marker "honeymoon pics".

Now the disc is not showing any data when I put the disc in any of my 3 computers. One says the data may be corrupt.

When i go through the XP wizards when i first put a disc into my IBM Thinkpad, I selected "Add FIles" using SONIC which is the software that came on this i suppose to create CD's. When I go this route I can actually see the file with all the JPEG's on the file but of course can not open them or copy them so I know the data is physically still on there.

Can anyone please help or have any suggestions. As anyone can imagine these pictures are very important.

A:Solved: Data on Disc is not showing up

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I,ve purchased a freecom disc reader,installed the software,but when I try and access my data,it appears scrambled and unreadable,The data stored was from another computer,and I think it may have something to do with that,but I don't know what to do?Hope someone can help,thankyou in advance.

A:data on disc wont read

If the disk was burned on a Vista machine, it was defaulted to the Live file system. This means that you need to finalize the disk on that machine or reburn the disk in the Master file system.

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I just started having a problem where any type of disc I put into my drive it will register that it has a disc inside of it but will read it as a blank cd.

A:Dvd player will not read data on disc's

Simple, it may be time for you to get a new DVD player

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when I burn a disc it with nero it burns over the data ring to the end when i burn with imgburn it burns deep up to the data ring then shallow over the top of it. my disc's are dvd-r I have'nt changed them.the pc burned ok before.Iv done every thing i know cleaned, sent it back to factory settings. did asfc scan which was normal .help

A:burning over disc data ring

Welcome to the Forums.

I would try dvd+r

You may have discs labelled and packaged the same but they may be from different batches or manufacturers, dvd+r is the more recent technology. Also you could check if "InCD" is running on your system. This is a Nero software known for causing havoc.

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Hi, I'm having problems with my DVD data back-up discs. I burned three discs on my brand new DVD burner and they won't copy files properly off the disk back on my hard drive. It will copy some, then stall and the disc whirrs away. It will sometimes come up with a crc error. I can view, listen to, etc all files though and even do a save as on the files that it specifically would come up with an error message with. I recently reformatted my hard drive and only then noticed that the copy function doesn't work properly, so unfortunately I can't say that it was properly working before the reformat. I would only verify the disc by seeing if i could view the files on another DVD drive.
I tried looking for a driver on the Lite-on website but it just says that it uses a default windows driver. I also re-installed some software that came with the burner.
Can i still recover this data possibly?

Liteon DVDRW SOHW-812S, I used Fujifilm DVD-R 4.7 GB discs.
AMD Athlon 1800+, Gigabyte GA-7VRX motherboard, 512MB Ram, Nvidia 64MB
graphics card.

Thanks for your help.

A:DVD-R data disc not reading properly

Have you tried copying off the files on another drive or computer? Any scrathes on smudges on the disc?

To prevent this issue inthe future try some of the following:

You may wish to try updating the firmware of the drive: rw.asp?Flag=1&Item=DR8US0Q&Model=SHOW-812S
Sometimes its just a problem with certain media.

You should also consider installing the latest chipset/IDE drivers for your VIA chipset:
(Via Hyperion 4-in-1 Version 4.55)

Also try updating your CD burning software. For example Nero puts out software patches to fix issues with certain drives or update the CD burning engine.

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Tried searching forums first but couldn't find anything specific on this subject.

When burning a Data Disc via Windows Media Player the tracks are all out of order, I set them up a certain way but when they are burnt to CD-R they are all out of order! Very Frustrating! Anyway to fix this issue? I hope I don't have to rename each and ever one of them.. theres literally hundreds..

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How do you delete a virus from a CD-R? Read only file.?I have several data cds that are infected with a Trojan Downloader; JS/ to virus description:;virus_k=139961I want to extract my files except the disc only reads on hard drives newer than 2005 although they were written to be read on any hard drive. I could be wrong but I have tried this on two other desktops and a laptop. Why won't they read? They pull up blank but you can't see anything nor burn anything.Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Trojan Downloader On Cd-r Data Disc

Does your Antivirus allow you to scan specific items and/or drives. Put disk in and open AV select the drive with disk in it.If yours doesn't Download,install and update this SuperAntiSpyware then use instructions above. I have this and it will (should)scan the CDWelcome to BC !!

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I burnt a CD of Data from my Legacy genealogy program in "My Documents". It was successfully burnt onto the CD because I opened it up to check.

But when I took this CD to my sister's computer, it would NOT open up, or even acknowledge the CD.

What can I do about this? I want to transfer data from my computer to hers via a CD?


A:My CD data disc won't work in another computer

did you finialise the disk
you can have multisession on CDS which means you can continue to use them on your PC and add - But they work anywhere else until you close and finalise the CD

what cd writing software are you using

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I have a new Gateway GT4020 desktop with XP Media

Edition.I have several plain text MS Word and

Notepad files on my desktop that I can't copy to

DVD. I am able to open them by clicking on them to

bring up Word or Notepad. When trying to copy to

DVD, I consistently get the error message "Windows

encountered a problem when trying to copy this

I have "enable drag & drop" enabled. I never had

this problem with my replaced Gateway computer.

Please help me.
I was able to write files to a dvd-rw disc. However,

I can't alter the word files because I get the error

"can't change, read only. I can't change read only

status due to the error Access Denied".


A:Data files on DVD disc stuck at read only

simple question, but do you have the document open while you're trying to move it? also, check the properties on the file to make sure it's not read only.

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I am trying to format a CD-R disc (erase all data on this disc) but when it starts the system comes back with disc is "write protected"? Help.

A:Unable to erase all data on burned CD-R disc

Yes, you are correct. If the data is sensitive then snap the disk into small pieces or score the 'label' side to make it unreadable.CD-R (& CD+R) disks are designed to be written to once and, as such, are a good way of keeping a (relatively) permanent copy of data but they are no good for use as a 'use many times' medium, for that you need the ones with 'rw' at the end (for 're-writable'). The same goes for DVD and Bluray disks."I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..." Pink Floyd

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A Clarisworks floppy set up disc copied to a compact disc won't set up from the install command. The message is "tried to create an invalid path using "F\" and "clworks.exe" colud this be that the pc (Pentium II w/ windows 98) is unable to read the setup that was originally stored on a floppy because it's now on a cd?

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im backing up my dvds with nero 6.0 and i noticed u can fit like 3 movies on one dvd-r if u burn em as data files,i did it and it plays fine on my pc,will the disc work in a standalone dvd player?i dont have 1 now,but im getting one soon so i want 2 make sure im not wasting my disks,thanks in advance.

A:nero and burning my dvds as data disc

Hi. I'm interested in doing the same thing. Did it work correctly??

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Tried searching forums first but couldn't find anything specific on this subject.

When burning a Data Disc via Windows Media Player the tracks are all out of order, I set them up a certain way but when they are burnt to CD-R they are all out of order! Very Frustrating! Anyway to fix this issue? I hope I don't have to rename each and ever one of them..


A:Solved: Burning a Data Disc with WMP out of order

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hello to the hp community!recently i have created one problem in my pc... the hp programm informed for creating one backup of my i connect the external hard disc which i have(toshiba 3,5' 1tb)the programm of hp was running but i had not informed for my data, after the creation of backup i realized that my data have 1 tb is seemed like 33gb... no message from the hp programm...anybody have ever the same problem?please HELP!!!!


Hello @iannis? Thank you for posting in the HP Support forum. Welcome! I'm sorry about the issues you experience. You can see an example of the recovery media creation and generally it informs the user the device will be formatted which means all data will be lost. This is necessary everytime one creates bootable media. Generally speaking it is not recommended to use such a bug drive for recovery partition. I have never come across a case where it didn't somehow inform the user that USB device needs formatting. I am afraid that if the HDD has been formatted and overwritten there is no way for you to recover your data. There are a few programs that promise recovery but it is highly unlikely to work. Please, clarify your problem re. the HDD at the moment : 1) Windows recognises only 33 GB of the drive but not anymore - e.g. 33 taken out of 33 total, 0 freeor2) Windows sees about 33 GB taken out of 1 TB  

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good evening - hope someone can help as im so desperate now!
i have just bought an apple ipod 120gb. i have downloaded itunes but having no joy in transferring music from my many data discs.
doesnt recognise the disc at all. i have been able to locate the disc from the 'add to library' but im unable to actually import the songs/albums etc. there is no 'import' import button to click etc.
i seem to get the music into the itunes library but as soon as i eject the data disc and try to play any tracks its tells me that it is unable to play as unable to locate the file???? something along those lines. i assume by this i havent imported the songs at all but just playing the disc only!!
really need help please.

kind regards

A:importing muisc frm data disc to itunes

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I have several large files I would like to save to disc to free up storage. Also I would like to make emergency back-ups of games in case the original discs are damaged, lost, etc. I only have a CD-RW drive so, my question is: Can I only use CD-Rs/CD-RWs to save? I'd prefer to save them on DVDs because of the large amount of storage space and I've heard they will not deteriorate as fast as a CD.

A:Saving large amounts of data, etc. to disc

If you have only a CD drive then you may only use cd media.
I suggest that you get a copy of Norton Ghost.
Norton Ghost will allow you to backup your files or the whole disk drive.

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Hey, maybe I'm missing something but I want to print the file list of data I have on a dvd disk. When I open the disk and get a list of files I don't get a print option anywhere. I'm still a newbie at Windows XP home so I am still shaky on it. Thanks in advance. Cheers......Stratomaster

A:Printing File List From Dvd Data Disc

I use Print Folders for making alist of folder contents.

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Ok first I hope im posting in the correct area. Ok im trying to back up some files using dvd data discs. Im using nero and it says on the disc information that there is 4.7 g of capacity but when I try and add the files to the disc it won't let me add more then 800 mb. I know it can do more beacuse iv done this in the past with no problems.

A:Nero Data disc problem (RESOLVED)

800mb is the limit for a CD you need to set it to DVD

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I get the following message just as it's almost finished copying to my computer:

Cannot copy [filename here]: Data error (cyclic redundancy check).

Now, I really hope I can somehow get this resolved, because the file is only 700MB of 4.7GB on 8 discs, and I really don't want to have to re-download the program...

A:Error when copying from burned data disc

Yikes ... try cleaning the disk :-X This problem is usually caused by a scratched or damaged disk. Use a little bit of water and hand soap ... believe it or not, the safest thing for a CD. Better than that, if you have some lens tissue or the cloth you use for cleaning glasses, try that out.

Worst case scenario, you can buy a "Disk Doctor" if that doesn't work and the CD is really important to you.

Have you tried this CD on another drive? Sometimes that can magically do it.

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I'm having troubles with two disc drives I installed into my computer....

I currently have 2 plugged into my computer (Both internal). One is a CD drive, and the other a DVD.

Now, at first I had two CD drives installed and they worked fine, however I needed my computer to read DVD's also... So I removed one of my CD drives and installed a DVD drive. They both have power to them, however my computer doesn't seem to be able to communicate with them in a sense of transferring data. It doesn't even recognize the original CD drive that I had installed. I don't receive errors, they are simply non-responsive.

Optical Drives
No optical disk drives detected
Help would be much appreciated,

A:Power to disc drives, but no data reading

Are the drives IDE or SATA? If they are IDE you need to make sure the jumpers are set to MASTER and SLAVE or if you have a CS cable then the jumpers on both drives are set to CS.

If they are SATA there are no jumpers to set.

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I need to send the software from a disc by email. can any one please tell me how to do this please.

A:Send contents of a data disc by email

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Hello Everyone,
My problem is my dvd-rom shows every disc as a writeble CD with all 702 MB space free. I haven't tried any DVD but this has happened with every CD I used. And also when I used a new writeable CD to burn some data on it , it didn't work. I use Roxio Burn software. Sometime ago I tried to google the answer to my problem and some recommended me to update my firmware. I do not have any idea what it is and also coludn't find it anywhere.

DVD Burner is HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GA31N ATA Device
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P7450 @ 2.13GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4060 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461898 MB, Free - 30784 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0C234M
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

A:DVD burner doesn't show any data on any disc

What error are you getting when you try to burn?

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My husband has just bought an Acer laptop running XP with an NTI CD & DVD-Maker (Gold) in it. Since I'm the supposed techy in this area, it's my job to understand how to operate it & then teach him. I've read through the 'Help' section and think I get most of it but am really stumped when it comes to which file system to use. I've never run into this before and the choices are:ISO 9600 standard level1; MS-DOS file names;Joliet; Romeo and UDF. We use the drive mainly to back up our word documents so does anyone know which is the best one to use?

A:Which file system to use when saving data to disc

ISO 9600 - Joliet or Romeo... Joliet stores file names up to characters, with trucated names for Dos.. Romeo stores up to 128 characters. People stick with Joliet for compatability.

UDF is for packet writing, which may be convienient, but is a dangerous way to store things on disks. If something goes wrong during writing, generally all the data gets lost. Also, you'll find some systems won't be able to read the disks. Besides, CDR's are cheap enough..

By the way, you're probably better off using a flash drive and forgetting about burning disks if it's just word documents.

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I know how 2burn a bootable image on a Disc BUT how do I burn a bootable + add random data on a Dvd 5 disc (4.7 GB) thru ImgBurn or Nero, etc. Like now I have a Win 7 ISO which is about 3.1 GB only, I want burn that as a bootable iso plus I also want to add some more files (like Wallpapers & PDFs & MS Word files) in it cause remaining space is 1.6 GB which is alot?


A:How to burn a bootable + add random data on a Dvd 5 disc (4.7 GB)?

You could try Slipstreaming to add your files to the Win 7 Installation disc.
RT Se7en Lite

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I have a IBM travelstar USB 2.0 75GB EHD. This has been partitioned into two.
In one of the partition data stored can be deleted but data stored in the other partition i am unable to delete the data. It gives a message access is denied. Make sure the disk is not full or write protected and that the file is not currently use.

Can you please help

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I have a hard-disk of 250gb with load of nearly 200gb. Unfortunately there is no backup and the hard-disk not detected in another computer, means possibly damaged. Is there any process to save some or entire data from the hard-disk. It consists of some important data.
Please help..

A:Save data from damaged hard-disc

Is it an external hard drive?

Please connect it to your computer and see how it appears in Windows Disk Management.

Will help us give a focussed solution if you could upload a screenshot of the same.

[If the external disk appears as RAW, then

Download and install MiniTools Partition Wizard Home Edition 7.6 from Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.

Use the Partition Recovery Wizard in it and try to recover the partition.

More help here: Recover a flash drive turned RAW ? Partition Wizard and TestDisk.

( Scroll down to Recovery with Partition Wizard: SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16GB and follow the steps therein.It applies to external Hard disks too though I performed it on a USB flash drive.)]

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU P6200 @ 2.13GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3894 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1723 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 260242 MB, Free - 134493 MB; D: Total - 29690 MB, Free - 28203 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, Base Board Product Name
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled
upgraded from prior power to go to power2go8. all functions work well disc copy, rip change format, photo gallery, windows rescue disc, except when I click on create data disk or create music disc and then click to select either the disc type cd/dvd or mp3 cd/wma cd/audio cd, the program just disappears and I end up in the win7 library page where my music and documents are located. This happens when I do not launch win explorer, just launch power2go8 from desktop. I have followed recs from cyberlink tech to increase virtual memory to 3x ram max and 1.5x ram min, and on msconfig select selective startup and uncheck load startup programs, so nothing launches on startup. this did not work. I purchased the download disc just incase I ever had a problem so I tried uninstalling and reinstalliing from disc and then loading the win 7 patch update, but still if I try data or music disc, poof, I'm in the windows explorer library. The tech people then gave me a link to reinstall power2go8 and I followed their ... Read more

A:unable to burn data or music disc in power2go8

Test with a different burning app. ImgBurn is very highly rated, and it's free.

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Hi, please help.

The computer is an HP a6400f, Windows Vista service pack 2
with a Western Digital WD5000 AAKS-65A7B0 drive.

Last year I started having problems with the wd5000 hard drive. I would get error messages and at startup the computer would show that it was scanning the files. I realized that maybe the drive was dying, so I figured out how to clone it to a new 1TB drive. Things had been ok with the new 1TB drive until last month. My dad had trouble with it and didn't tell me until windows would not even load anymore. I was heartbroken. I know I should have saved everything to some discs when I had the chance. Anyway, I used another computer to download a vista repair program, made a CD, and used the cd on the a6400f, but it didn't seem to work.

So since the new drive seemed dead, I had the idea to use the original hard drive I had cloned from (wd5000), and try to repair it and clone it again. So I plugged in the original drive, used the vista repair disc, and thankfully it was working even though it still says biohd-8 in the smart test. I was hopeful because the desktop would load, but the problem was that it would take forever to load. Yesterday I decided to wait however long it would take until the spinning cursor would go away and see if I could click on programs. It took a long time and everything was slow, but I was able to access the msconfig and check off some startups and services. Then I read online about chkdsk /r. So I tried that and when I s... Read more

A:How can I recover data from hard drive after using repair disc?

Hi and welcome,
You may be able to recover some files using testdisk (free and legal) but it depends how over-written they are. Guide here: inc how to run from within Windows.

In the meantime, use those drives as little as possible to improve chances of recovery.
You could try using a Linux o/s called Ubuntu to try to rescue files off the dead drive. Guide here the version of Ubuntu has changed so some screenshots may look different, but the method still works.

Hope this helps?


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I've been trying to write data(xbox live updates) onto a blank CD or DVD in order to update my xbox live account via disc, I'm using Windows Vista. I always see a button that says burn files to disc but it only copy the files to the disc and not actually write the files to the disc. Does anybody know exactly what type of disc I need and exactly how to write the files to the disc using Windows Vista.

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Hi, Is there a software to recover data from a DVD-RW which has been quick formatted / quick erased?

Please help, DVD-RW had my brothers holiday pics/family pics, need to recover by the end of the week before he finds out.

Thanks in advance.

Note: I installed isobuster, but it shows a blank DVD-RW has been inserted. when i right click i cant click on anything, except for properties which is highlighted. Any help or suggestions on how to recover the data would be appreciated. TY

A:recover data from DVD-RW - accidently quick erased disc, help plZ!!!

How to recover a Quick erased CD-RW or DVD-RW

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Toshiba Laptop will not boot. screen shot below error: 0xc000000f
I have the windows installation discs/recovery but have not retreived all the data yet.  Will inserting the disc automatically delete all the data on the drive or will it simply attempt to repair the issue and keep the data on the drive? I am hoping to just get it operational to recover the data with least cost/time expense possible.

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A:Does inserting the windows installation disc always delete all data?

I dont know, but you could search on the internet for fixes, i think a drive is going bad or a drive cant be read.

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I'm building another computer and am still new to "how to install a SATA Drive". (HD Manufacturer) no longer provides the link to thier downloads. So how can I get the SATA driver so when I go into Windows XP instillation it will recognize the Hard Drive. I also put in my Windows disc and hit F6, tried all the options but just got error codes. Lost, please help.

A:Magnetic Data SATA Drive w/ no disc or support?

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My son is running Windows 7 Pro on a sad little 1 Gb RAM PC 3.4 GHz and of course it is somewhat underpowered and the PC is badly in need of a formatiing anyway..

Problem is I can't get to a Format command anywhere??????

I can get into BIOS OK, set the DVD as first boot option but when I save it (F10) and then it reboots, the screen always comes up with the "Start Windows Normally" option! I can reach the "boot from any CD/DVD option but for some weird option the arrows on the keyboard will not alow me to move away from this latter choice yet the board works fins with everything else.

I can't get it to boot from the original Win 7 CD, Windows Vista or even Pro OS's ................ so of course again cannot get to the format command.

I have created a System Recovery Disc but I am not 110% sure how to use this disc but nonetheless cannot seem to find an option for formatting there anyway.

So how can I format this C Drive when

Any help much appreciated ....................................

A:Cannot create data recovery disc to let me format C Drive

Formatting beforehand has not been needed since around 2000. It is part of the installation. Start the installation and all will be well.

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I have Windows 98, and Real Player v10

I used to have a lot of media files on my harddrive, so to save space, I burned them all to a data disk. This is about a year or more ago. I've since watched them, from the disk, on Real Player.

Then I upgraded to RealPlayer 10 and wishing for SO many reason now that I hadn't. They now no longer play. I double click, Real Player starts, and then... it completely freezes. Completely. I have to ctrl+alt+del to stop Real Player before I can even use the rest of the computer. I've tried to play RM and RAM files from my hard drive, and those work.

I thought maybe if I could get them off of the CD I could play them, but it won't let me copy them to my hard disk.

What the heck can I do to play these files? I mean, there's a lot of them, and I'd love to be able to watch them.

And if nothing, can someone tell me how to get them off my CD and back onto the hard drive?

A:Solved: Problem play ram and rm from burned data disc

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OK. I've tried 3 times and wasted 3 CD-R's. I'm trying, with Nero, to burn a data CD: just a bunch of jpg's and freeware. I've read that Burn4Free (the 1.0 release, as I've heard the others contain spyware) can cause conflicts, so I uninstalled Burn4Free. I check the box for "verify written data" in Nero; But I still get an error message after trying to Add/Remove programs through Windoze. (Sorry to make this so long) I just inserted the Data Cd I tried to burn. "Windows can perform the same action each time u insert a disk or connect a device with this kind of file." Pictures. I select "take no action". Fast forward to "Windows cannot find the installation program..." I can Browse for the install program, but I don't have the slightest idea where to look. Any ideas? I'm running XP Home. Thanks!

A:(Resolved) Nero burnt data disc...installation application not found

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I am trying to help my dad out. He has some lyrics on this floppy disc from the old remington rand serif II word processor. He has yet to find any machine that can open the files on this disc. What should he use since the original machine is older than me and completely destroyed?

A:Data Recovery for a Remington Rand Serif II Word Processor Floppy Disc

We had a similar thread:

Read it for some ideas but as you will see we couldn't really provide a good answer.

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Working on a spiffy e-machine with Windows Vista Home Basic that runs pretty well.

After reading multiple posts where the advice usually begins with suggesting a 'boot disc' or a 'recovery disc', I guess what I'm looking to find out is:
1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?
2) How do I go about making one on this machine (or if I even can)? << I did read through Grinler's tutorials regarding System Restore points and all that seems to in good order. But I guess I'm not sure on the relationship between that and my post (or if there even is one).
3) a best practice regarding these type of discs
I don't have any pressing issues at this time, but I also don't want to wait until I do.

Everything I've learned here at BC has been so great & helpful, I would like to stay on that path, so any links/apps/ideas/suggestions and/or insights would be greatly appreciated.

A:Boot Disc, Recovery Disc, Frisbee Disc

1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?Boot disk vs recovery disk. Let me see if I can phrase that in a way that makes some sense.A recovery disc is a generic term for the disk or media containing a backup of the original factory condition or a specified condition of a computer as configured by the original equipment manufacturer or an end-user. OEM supplied recovery media is sometimes shipped with some computers to allow the user to reformat the hard drive and reinstall the operating system and pre-loaded software as it was when it was shipped. This is not as common a practice today as it was in the past. I won't confuse the issue, but google recovery partition for more information.A boot disk is a removable data storage medium, i.e. DVD or flash drive from which a computer can load and run 'boot' an operating system or utility program. The computer must have an installed program or application which will load and execute a program or application from the boot disk. This will enable you to boot an otherwise unusable machine to be able to troubleshoot the OS or non-working application as necessary.Hope that gives you a better idea of the difference.As to how to create a boot disk? I will let more knowledgeable staff or members assist you.

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how to improve my computer rating score of 5.9 while still maintaining a decent overall PC temperature; I understand that, that is the highest windows 7 will allow?

rating is low due to low disc data transfer. How to improve?

A:How to improve 5.9 PC rating. How to improve disc data transfer

A HDD will max the score at 5.9. Only way to improve is to change drive to a SSD. I have the same "problem".

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I am so sorry folks i should also tell you that i have been using ccleaner the following are my HJT and adsspy logs Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0Scan saved at 3:52:51 PM, on 1/18/2005Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\sdkyz32.exeC:\Program Files\WinZip\WZQKPICK.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Lanovation\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYSC:\WINDOWS\system32\sdkbi32.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Documents and Settings\mike\My Documents\Unzipped\hijackthis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = res://C:\WINDOWS\rgxpf.dll/sp.html#14044R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = res://C:\WINDOWS\rgxpf.dll/sp.html#14044R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = about:blankR1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Defaul... Read more

A:My new log since the accident

Please post this log in your thread where I am already helping you, otherwise we get confused.

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I accidently loaded Voodoo 3dfx on my computer and now my video is all messed up I can not read anything. How do I get this straighted out. I am not real computer savy so I really need help...please


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My son accidentally placed the operating disc for Windows XP Home Edition for a PC in his Sony Laptop Originally running Windows XP Professional. How can I remove Windows XP Home so that the computer will recognize everything?


and welcome to the Forum

What do you have now? . . Two operating systems or just Home?

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Hi everyone.

I am having a very similar issue as OP, but I "accidentally" [STUPID ME.....] did diskpart/clean (only clean) on a remote HD (149Ghz size with no partition on it).

I am still reading through this thread and hopefully I will be able to recover my data on this remote HD. I have been using TestDisk, EaseUS partition recovery to scan (only quick scan so far) w/o any luck yet. At this moment I am running Partition Recovery quick scan now. Since I do not have any partition on this HD, I am not sure if I am doing the right thing.... I only store pictures (tons of them) and some docs on it. I am on Page 9 of this thread, I will keep reading and trying.

Thanks in advance for helping me,

A:Diskpart By Accident

Originally posted here diskpart/clean by accident....need to recover partitions,begging :'(

Moved to allow better help

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a few days ago, I went to the "safely remove hardware" icon and clicked "stop" on the USB Port option.

Today, when I tried to get photos onto my comp by inserting the memory chip into the SD/mini/MMC/RS and the computer wouldn't reconize it. I went to my computer and checked to see if the icons, and none were there.

I tried restarting my comp, but that didn't help.

How do I retrieve the hardware?

A:[SOLVED] Accident

Remove the SD/mini/MMC/RS docking bay and the reinsert it into your PC, this is assuming that the device you inserted the memory chip into is connected through USB.

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For the record: I am Win98 and ME certified and knowledgeable with DOS.
I am a 'shift-del' freak and was cleaning my desktop, 3 weeks ago and accidentally included my coin logs(I've been working on these for 3.5 years). Being an XP user and knowing XP doesn't use DOS, I thought there was no chance of getting them back; I just found out I was wrong and with the proper tools I can. I never did this before, but so need to. Please help.

UPDATE: A friend referred me to "recuva" yoake a recovery, of about 15 files(MSWord), I got back 2 and one was my buff(buffalo coin) logs. However later I discovered;both files will not open. Windows says, "word cannot find compressor for..." I'm clueless here. Plus after choosing to unhide all files and folders, I ran into 2 files that have the names I lost; but they begin with "~$", only have 1K and the icon is light colored. What is this? Any chance of recovery nof these 4 and others.?

A:'shift-del' by accident

there are quite a lot of recovery programs available

I have used a digital camera free recovery on the site and recovered 100 images off a CF card , so i know some of these work well

From a Elvandil Post
Here's a list. If the free ones don't see anything, forget the pay ones. I know Pandora is still around and has updated recovery software. And the other day, someone used the Disk Investigator at the bottom, which is meant to show you how much stuff is still on your drive after you thought you cleaned it, and they managed to get all their files back. Dr. Freeware is pretty new and updated not too long ago, with other useful tools, too.

Here's the list, anyway (I have more if you run out ):

Free recovery applications:

Dr. Freeware Boot CD (also has partition tool, drive cloner and imager)
DiskDigger & NTFSWalker
Pandora Recovery (Free for personal use)
Smart Data Recovery
Recover Files
Roadkil's Undelete
Free Undelete (NTFS only)
Softperfect File Recovery
ADRC Data Recovery Tools
Undelete Plus
Data Recovery
PCI File Recovery
Ultimate Data Recovery
Disk Investigator


O&O Disk Recovery
Paragon Mount Everything (Mounts any file system, CD/DVD burning, File Manager, Partitioner)
GetDataBack (For FAT or NTFS)
Ontrack EasyRecovery Pro
File Scavenger
Recover My Files
RecoverPlus Pro
Zero Assumption Recovery
[email protected] File Recovery
Final Recovery
Recover4All Professional
Easeus Data Recove... Read more

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I accidentally downloaded the incorrect student version from Digital River. I meant to go with the 64 bit but installed the 32 bit. I'd already done the install before I realized my error. I contacted Digital River and they are refunding my money for the 32 bit purchase. I have since purchased the 64 bit version but can't figure out how to install it. I'm getting an error message when I try to do the install. Is there something I'm doing wrong? I'm pretty confused right now.

A:Installed 32 Bit On Accident

Quote: Originally Posted by adam42381

I accidentally downloaded the incorrect student version from Digital River. I meant to go with the 64 bit but installed the 32 bit. I'd already done the install before I realized my error. I contacted Digital River and they are refunding my money for the 32 bit purchase. I have since purchased the 64 bit version but can't figure out how to install it. I'm getting an error message when I try to do the install. Is there something I'm doing wrong? I'm pretty confused right now.

Welcome to the forums...

What error message are you getting? And at what point are you getting it?

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General Info

Windows 8 pro
Cant do anything on computer
using a different laptop right now

I was in regedit trying to delete an instant savings app that had found its way into my computer. I believe i was in Local_Users and i know i went to the software folder. I accidentally deleted the software folder and I couldnt use any programs. I couldnt use a system restore because it gave me an error so i decided to reboot and go into safe mode and do it there but it didnt work. I have been trying to figure all of this out with windows technicians and didnt get anywhere. I cant do anything on my broken computer because when i boot it up, it skips the boot menu and i cant get it into safe mode or anything. it goes straight to the lock screen and I cant read any texts and can only put in my password. After I put in the password, it gives me a black screen for a few seconds with a blue spinning wheel on my mouse and it goes back to the lock screen. My idea was to load the cd I have with the win8 pro back onto my computer and that would reset the registry but I dont know how to do this because I cant do any functions on my pc at the moment. any help would be great. Sorry for all the bad writing, I am trying to finish a lot of homework and figure out this problem at the same time.

Thank you,

A:Accident in regedit

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Hi all,

I'm not pc savvy at all so this message comes with a tad bit of panic!

My mother accidently hit "log off" instead of restart using windows XP. Now she gets a blue screen that says "Welcome" on the left and my family's name with a chess board icon on the right. There's a button on the bottom that says "turn off family computer". We cannot get to the desk top no matter what we try. We can only shut it down. We think she hit log off-- since it's a family computer we never use this function. Can anyone tell me how to get back to the desktop? (she's quite upset because we're not sure what happened exactly, and not sure what to do)

ANY help or suggests are welcome! Thanks much!

A:XP help-- logged off by accident!

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hi guys im new to this software i didnt really no what this was all for really and me being one for downloading any thing and trying n e thing ive come across a kinda thing in which i have put my self into a lot of bother.
I kinda did the scan on the hijackthis software and kinda clicked every thing.
in doing so i have stopped them all.
in realising this i turned it all back on. thankfully i did a backup and it worked.
unforatuatly i deleted the back up and then scanned for things i didnt want.
i found a few things and then ticked them.
accidently ticked my firewall or some thing to do with my firewall and now it doesnt work.
ive reinstalled it 4 times and still it wont let n e traffic through.

is there any help i can get from some one so ui can turn it back on.

ps i have a log of wat i scanned just now if thts needed to help

A:accident prone please help

Welcome to TSF.

That's not good. That's the main reason we tell users not to use this program on their own since it can cause damage. Do you have an older log of what you had before you did the fixes? If not, tell us what you fixed if you can remember.

Post your new log you have now and we'll take a look at it. What firewall program are you using?

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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.

A:Deleting accident

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I'm using windows XP and in network connections I accidently deleted my lan connection icon. (I know that sounds goofy) Then the recycle bin got emptied before I could restore it Since I am using DSL I obviously need this, but it will not even detect the hardware to make a new connection. I've spent hours trying to figure this out, and read everything about LAN in the microsoft help and support.
please help!

A:threw away my lan by accident

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So I formated my main partition on my toshiba and I know what your thinking already. That I know nothing of pc's but i learn from trial and error. But my problem is I made a boot disc for windows 7 with torrents, and I got some progress and I have know idea what to do. I boot the pc and it boots up with only freedos settings it says freedos 2006 1.0 and it gives me different ways to boot up but no matter which one I pic always gives me the same error message.
FreeDOS HIMEM64 3.26 [Aug 25 2006] (c) 1995, Till gerken 2001-2006 tom ehlert
himem - always on a20 method used
kernel: allocated 43 diskbuffers = 22876 bytes in hma
freecom version 0.84-pre2 xms_swap [Aug 28 2006 00:29:00]
can not redirect output to file 'temp.bat'
bad command or filename - "temp.bat"
file not found.- 'A:\temp.bat'
checking for cdrom driver or c:\fdbootcd.iso...
El-torito bootable cd-rom driver for dos v1.4,
(c)2000 by gary tong
(c)2001-2002 by bart lagerweij
no booted cd-rom found.
driver not installed
there is no cdrom, or the wrong cd-rom!

if any one has seen this please help.

A:formatting accident

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Hello-I have a windows xp (version 2002) Asus EeePC and I think I might have downloaded a virus accidentally whilst on a music radio website. I found that it messed up my internet browser and it would directly open to a website called "" Please advise what I should do to clean this up! I have changed the default from the wierd website to "" but it still will default to this website "partner12..." if the domain name does not exist. i used to have norton antivirus but the subscription ran out and i did not renew...I know I should probably get something to protect my computer as well from now on. Thank you

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I noticed a slowdown on my computer this past week,
so i stupidly ran combofix thinking it would solve the problem.
i think it may have deleted something very important,
and now my computer wont load passed the:
"start windows normally; safe mode; safe mode w networking; etc" menu.
im afraid there's nothing i can do at this point.
i need help please!

A:ComboFix Accident!

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Hello, I recently purchased Dell XPS 8700 that came with a 2tb harddive formatted with GPT. The computer came with Windows 8, and I wanted to downgrade to Windows 7. However the windows installer wouldn't install on any of the current partitions, so I deleted every partition with gParted and proceeded to install Windows 7 successfully onto the one giant partition. Since I deleted all the GPT partition information (Idiotically), I am unable to make more partitions and dual boot.

So my questions are: Is my harddrive as of right now in MBR or GPT? And how would I add the GPT partitions back, as in the primary and secondary GPT headers?

Edit: I am attempting to dual boot with Xubuntu 14.04 and Windows 7 Professional, both 64bit and the computer has the UEFI, I think. Am I better off using MBR or GPT to dual boot? I only want two OS's and a shared data partition.

A:Deleted all the GPT Partitions by accident

Since I deleted all the GPT partition information (Idiotically), I am unable to make more partitions and dual boot.

Deleting all GPT partitions is a recommended step to downgrade "Windows 8" as "Windows 7" is known to not much liking GPT based UEFI boot mode. Although "Win 7" 64 bit edition may boot from a GPT disk, i prefer MBR partitioning especially in case of dual booting with Linux.The only mistake you made here is not to partition the disk at the time of install. Fortunately you can split the single large "C" partition to two or three small partitions with the help of "Partition Wizard" free edition.
Download link : Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.
What you need to do is first shrink/resize "C" and create one or more new partitions using the free space.
How to shrink partition : Shrink Windows partition with partition manager - MiniTool Partition Wizard.

Video guide : How to Move/Resize Partition with partition manager? Partition Wizard Move/Resize Partition Video Help.

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Hello I'm not very clued up in VBA and tend to record macros and then tweak them. Today I used Ctrl-Break to stop a macro, but must have done something else accidentally as I have lost my VBA menus entirely. When I right-click the top of the screen all I see is Restore, Minimise and Close. The Restore Down button is also not working. I have attached a screenshot. I am using Excel 2013 and Windows 10. I have googled this extensively and tried many things, but nothing is working for me. Your help would be much appreciated as I have wasted half a day on this already and am ready to pull my hair out. Thanks!

PS I have also uninstalled and reinstalled Office and rebooted, to no avail.

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By Accident I Unplugged My Computer while it was on and now i am worried that my movie files will be corrupted...they seem to play fine...but i am still worried....please could somebody please help by telling me if any of my files will become damaged...thank you

A:By Accident I Unplugged My Computer While It Was On

Unless the files were open and being played or saved at the time of the power loss, there should be no damage.

But remember that power can do out at any time and hard disks die without warning (quite often, these days), so all your important data must be backed up. Since you are so worried it would suggest you have no backup plan. Maybe time to get one?

As an example I backup all new data every day, to a second and totally separate hard drive, then all data to DVD every week. Every DVD is "verified" to ensure that no files are corrupt in the copy process.

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I went and inadvertantly disabled both monitors on my Ti4600 vid card. I just wanted to disable one as I thought having two caused problems using my mouse with the game Manhunt(retail copy). Mouse buttons worked but movement didn't.I tried three mice-optical,usb,ps/2 etc.I noticed the mouse cursor spanned both monitors during gameplay.
I installed on a slower machine (single monitor) and the mouse function as it should(ver slow computer though).
BACK TO ORIGINAL PROBLEM-I disabled one monitor, but picked the wrong one, went to disable the second and now I can't get any view of my desktop in order to re-enable them. Switched plugs, switched monitors et al.
AMD cpu:2.6g
1gig ram
ti4600 vid.
creative audigy aud.

A:Disabled both monitors by accident!!!!!!!

Have a look on this site

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I'm not sure how it happened, but I managed to perform a system recovery on my VAIO sz330p. Is there any possible way to undo this a get my system back to the way it was before?? Or at least retrieve some files I had on before? Unfortunately I never turned my system restore on because I didn't exactly know how to so I can't configure my laptop back to a specific date...

Is there anything I can do? If I took my laptop to a technician would he/she be able to undo the recovery?

A:help me! accident system recovery!!

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Hi all, I am new here so nice to meet you.
I have annoying problem. I was reinstalling xp and I created a new partition (not very familiar with what this means), and so now my c drive has changed its name to e. I have been to windows website none of the processes work (disk management ect), the computer just wont let me either delete the new partition or change the names of the drives. I know this is touchy buisness so I dont want to proceed until I know what I am doing.
Any help would be much appreciated.

A:Changed C drive's name to E by accident

Personally, I'd find it much easier to figure out what's going on here if I could see what Disk Manager says. You don't seem to have a very good grasp on disk terminology, so if you could take a screenshot of a fully expanded Disk Manager, (right click My Computer, select manage, on the right side of the screen choose disk management) then I can get back to you with much more specific advice.

Edit: To take a Screen shot, press print screen on your keyboard, and then paste into an image program such as paint. Save the resulting file, and then upload it to a site such as photobucket which will host the image for you for free. (You have to sign up for a free account first.) After uploading to an image hosting site, the site will provide you with several links that you can use to post the image here on this forum.

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I had a problem with my ethernet not fully connecting to my computer saying that it was missing one or more network protocals. I tried to fix it by uninstalling it then reinstaling and now i dont know how to reinstall it!

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I might have erased something on regedit that is preventing me from startying any app right now. The only way to get to my web browser is through the "run" option. When ever I attempt to load something, "mozilla, explorer or any other app" I get an error message:

This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folder Options control panel.

All this is due to a stupid adware they I cannot get rid of but some help would be nice. Thanks again.

A:Erased script by accident.

XP??? Use IE


save target as exe.reg - double click - boot

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I recently built the computer shown in my specs. I didn't get to joining the existing homegroup quick enough. My wife needed files from one of the homegroup laptops. Having not joined, my wife attempted it but ended up creating a new homegroup on the new build. When I go into homegroup (start menu) I don't have the option to join a homegroup, nor do I have one to leave the homegroup.

So how do I delete the new homegroup created, so I can join my established group?

A:New homegroup created by accident

What you need to do is remove each computer from the new homegroup.

Once you've done that, the homegroup will no longer exist, leaving you free to rejoin your original homegroup.

Leave a homegroup

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I'm convinced that I accidentally removed the DVD-R driver from my CD-RW/DVD-R drive. I have a Dell Inspiron 9100 and haven't been able to track down or successfully update the driver to fix this problem. Can someone help me? I'm really new at this. Thanks.

A:Removed DVD-R driver by accident

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I'm a begginer on computers and I have a HP pavilion a1520n with Windows XP media center edition 2005. I accidently deleted a file and now every 30 seconds I get an automatic pop up saying " the feature you are trying to use is unavailable. Click ok to try again, or enter an alternate path to a folder containing the installation package 'EZARC.msi" . I can't figure out what to do. Sometimes there's another pop up that says, "Try the installation package again using a valid copy of the installation package 'EZARC.msi' " Can someone please put an end to my computers suffering because of its idiotic owner?

A:Ive deleted files on accident, HELP!

Hi friikenfreezin84

Welcome to Tech Support Guy Forums!

See post #4 here:

Let us know if that works for you or not.

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Hi guys,I wanted to split 8 gb file but instead of MBs I selected bytes so basically now I have alot of 4.1 kb files so I would appreciate if you could tell me how I can delete all the files quickly because manually deleting all the files is slow and I have some other stuff to do.

A:[SOLVED] Funny accident

In Computer select the first file scroll down the list to the last file you want to delete and press the Shift key and click on the last file press delete to send them to the recycle bin or hold the Shift key and press delete to permanently delete them.

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pc has 2 drives in it. c: and d:. i was installing xp pro on c: and during the install the process asked me if I wanted to delete partitions. I selected the wrong one (d: ) and deleted it. I did not format it. Is there a way to get all the data off that drive? I tried PC Inspector File Recovery but that program does not get all the files. It seems to pick up only on directories and nothing else. This d: drive is in a pc that has win2k pro with SP4 and windows no longer sees this drive. any help would be appriciated

A:deleted partition by accident

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Hi I accident deleted my photos and a video file on my memory card from my camera is there a way to recover them? The memory stick is Sony MEMORY STICK PRODu0 magic gate Mark2 2GB

The Camera is a Sony Cyber-shot


A:Deleted photos by accident

Take a look here:

No guarantees, though.

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This is what I get for trying to uninstall windows messenger...I accidently uninstalled all windows components BUT windows messenger...I since fixed it...Kinda realized something was wrong when half my icons disappeared I managed to reinstall them the same way I uninstalled them...However now something wierd is going on...Saw a program 'bootstraper' and now I'm running 6 more process than before the incident..Not sure if something wierd got on my pc during the fk up, or if its just a screwed up windows...Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 11:18:51 PM, on 9/18/2006Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exeC... Read more

A:Accident And Notw Somethings Up

Hi Ngarskel. I do not see any signs of viruses or malware in the log. It is clean.

Everything else looks normal also. You are good to go.



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In trying to remove the log on screen on Win 7, I followed a
YOUTUBE video. It said to delete one of the owner files account icon, but when I did I didn't see the choice in the menu box of
[save files] ! Help what can I do?

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

This is the site.

A:deleted files by accident HELP!! Please

Enable the hidden Administrator Account. Then create a new user profile account with admin rights. If you can't log onto your computer at all even in Safe Mode then put the Windows DVD in and boot off of that and choose Repair My Computer.

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