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Old 11-03-2004, 08:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well. my first time ever on any forum. I hope someone can help me with my problem. I am not able to open certain files on my drive D anymore. A message pops up saying the disk in drive D is not formatted. Do you want to format now? Ofcoure this should not happen because it is not a cd rom. I read an old thread where someone had the same problem, I did everyhing that was suggested there but nothing helps. I installed spy bot and hijack this and swb. still nothing. If anyone has suggestions I would be very greatfull. I don't want to lose all that wonderfull music. PS if I am writing this message in the wrong place I'm sorry I still have to get the hang of this forum thing.
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Old 11-03-2004, 08:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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could very well be a virus.. but if i were to give my expertise.. which is little to none.. i more than likely think its a damaged hardrive that has some bad sectors on it or something of the like .. could always be a virus tho.. in any case.. unless you can find an antivirus that can take it off(if it is a virus).. your best bet either way is to format the HD... if it has to be done .. it has to be done =(
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Old 11-03-2004, 08:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Great to find out that a forum works, thanks for your reply. I did actually delete a virus with trend micro online scan. I dont know if its the cause but say it is, is there any way I can recover lost data? Like a free dl program or something?
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i dont think so man .. once its gone .. its gone .. sometimes if the HD is messed up enough a format wont even fix it.. but i always say, unless it makes hurring odd clicking noises out of it .. its not messed up enough =D.. best you can do is try to copy whatever isnt infected/on bad sectors .. try trial version of norton anti-virus off of www.downloads.com .. if its a virus.. it will tell you you have it .. i use it .. a pretty good atv program .. but like i said .. im pretty sure your HD is in need of reformatting ... btw.. did you try defraging the disk? that might work .. i had a messed up HD before .. and when i ran disk defrag it froze my PC and next thing when i reset it it told me there is nothing to boot off of .. so ... heh .. try to copy stuff that you can off of the HD(if its a virus this is obviously not what you want to do tho) next step is try defragging it see if it helps ... and after that ... format D: is your next step
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run scandisk and c if anything is wrong. it'll auto fix if sumthing is wrong. good luck!
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Great to find out that a forum works,
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I did actually delete a virus with trend micro online scan. I dont know if its the cause but say it is, is there any way I can recover lost data? Like a free dl program or something?
This virus might have been a windows 32 file which you deleted since a virus was found not looking at the file. This may be whats perhibiting you from getting to some of your files. Windows xp has a systme recovery syste in place where you can role back your computer anywhere from a day to a year. If you dont have xp, i might have a disk with a role back featue on it that i can host on a free site for you to download.
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Disk Analysis: http://www.mhdd.com/files/mhdd/mhdd29.zip http://www.dfsee.com/dfsee/dfsee6xx.zip
S.M.A.R.T: http://www.sysinfolab.com/files/smartudm.zip http://www.panterasoft.com/download/hhealth.exe
Disk Wiping: http://www.geocities.com/thestarman3.../WIPE.html#LLF http://www.jetico.com/bcwipe.exe
Low Level Format: ftp://ftp.externet.hu/pub/mirror/sac...isk/lowfmt.zip http://download2.lsoft.net/killdisk.zip
Partition Managers: http://www.ranish.com/part/ http://zeleps.com/ http://www.powerquest.com/
Data Recovery Programs: http://www.quetek.com/ http://www.runtime.org/ http://www.z-a-recovery.com/
Acoustic Management (Reduce Drive Noise)http://www.hitachigst.com/downloads/ftool_ver194.exe

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i got those links off the Western digital forum, maybe some of those could be usefull, i unfortunatly have no experience with them, i just saved the links for my own sake, incase i had HD probs.
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thank so much for your support. I will check out these sites you gave me. right now I am still trying to figure out how and where to run scan disk..
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And just when tired little me was about to drag her butt to bed a miracle happened. The room lit up with a glow of radiant rainbow colours floating around the computer. I stared in to the light and voila... scan disk solved it all. I am very greatfull and hopefully once I become a bit more of a know how I would love to help you in return. Still wonder how this could have happened but I am surely creating back up now.
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And just when tired little me was about to drag her butt to bed a miracle happened. The room lit up with a glow of radiant rainbow colours floating around the computer. I stared in to the light and voila... scan disk solved it all. I am very greatfull and hopefully once I become a bit more of a know how I would love to help you in return. Still wonder how this could have happened but I am surely creating back up now.
AHH TOO MANY FANCY WORDS!!!. CAN'T TAKE IT!!..

good thing that it did solve it but.. those music... hope they aren't... um.. ILLEGAL
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