disapearing files... - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-20-2006, 11:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Techie
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 49
Question disapearing files...

i have the same pc for quite a while now.never had problems.....until mu youngest son was having fun pressing the OFF button.
after one shot windows would not start and i had to use the wondows xp cd to fix it.
after starting it,i notice that a lot of stock from one of my hard drive had lost material(i have a 30gig partition in 2 for system and some mp3 and one 250gig for storage of things)
i had only about 20gig free on my 250gig.after fixing windows it had 189 gig free.plus it now reads at 232gig instead of 250 like before.i lost all my xbox games back up,some dvd back up and all my music videos as a lot of music.
and since then,somtimes when i start my pc,some files are erased again.i lost like 60gig of stuff again last night.a lots of family picture as whell of lots of things again.
plus when i restart the pc,it somtimes does not show my 2 cd player and sound card and say that my partition D: is not formated or has incorect parameter.i let it be and after it restart everithing is good.
what the **** is wrong.what happens with my files???

Teufel is offline  
Old 11-20-2006, 12:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
Repeat Offender
superdave1984's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: South Fulton, TN
Posts: 1,980

Doing hard boots like that can cause file corruption. Especially if he was going off,on, off, on repeatedly. Windows doesn't like that. Did you do a repair install when you said you had to use the CD to fix?

Change the world. Of one person. Today.

If your equation requires either a complex combination of variables to get the desired result OR you can't seem to get the result regardless of the variables....it ain't your variables, it's your constant.
superdave1984 is offline  
Old 11-20-2006, 07:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Techie
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 49

yes i did a repair install.but since then i keep my kid away and only use the function restart or turn off from windows.but i keep loosing files.
Teufel is offline  
Old 11-21-2006, 05:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Techie
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 49

Teufel is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:48 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.