Originally posted by calgirl2
hm i just noticed that i have a separate F:\ (local disk) drive as well. when i try to click on it, it asks to format so it's not reading it. i did not realize that plugging in one device yielded two new drives in My Computer.
that's because you have 2 separate partitions. you should not be able to access the recovery partition.
your most important data should be in the C:\Documents and Settings\Your Username\My Documents if you run recovery software