The disappearance of local disk (D:) after full system recovery in Vista Home Premium

Posted: 11-24-2008, 07:53 AM

Lesson learned the hardway: After accidentally deleting a number of bio
settings, and receiving an error message that read: Your Operating Syte
is missing., when simply trying to change the boot sequence order of m
OS, I reinstalled Windows Vista Home Premium with the OS disk and th
apps. and drivers from the recovery disks I had made shortly afte
purchase. I was not aware that running this utility would delete th
contents of local disk (Ddrive permanently even after complete syste
restore. My question is: I now have a local disk (D drive wit
capacity 9.79GB listed in my computer where it should be, and inside
see a BOOTSEC.BAK file size 8k as the only contents. What am I suppose
to do with this file? And what should be done about the 8+GB space lef
in this drive

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The disappearance of local disk (D:) after full system recovery in Vista Home Premium
Posted: 11-24-2008, 07:59 AM

Lesson learned the hardway: After accidentally deleting a number of bio
settings, and receiving an error message that read: Your Operating Syte
is missing., when simply trying to change the boot sequence order of m
OS, I reinstalled Windows Vista Home Premium with the OS disk and th
apps. and drivers from the recovery disks I had made shortly afte
purchase. I was not aware that running this utility would delete th
contents of local disk (Ddrive permanently even after complete syste
restore. My question is: I now have a local disk (D drive wit
capacity 9.79GB listed in my computer where it should be, and inside
see a BOOTSEC.BAK file size 8k as the only contents. What am I suppose
to do with this file? And what should be done about the 8+GB space lef
in this drive

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Killborn
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Re: The disappearance of local disk (D:) after full system recovery in Vista Home Premium
Posted: 11-24-2008, 08:05 AM

Are you sure it only has that file in it the files could be hidden. Hav
you checked the properties for the drive too. When you installed fro
the recovery discs it should have copied all the files from the disc
into there

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Re: The disappearance of local disk (D:) after full system recovery in Vista Home Premium
Posted: 11-24-2008, 08:41 AM
On Mon, 24 Nov 2008 01:59:25 -0600, Killborn <guest@unknown-email.com>
wrote:
>
>Lesson learned the hardway: After accidentally deleting a number of bios
>settings, and receiving an error message that read: Your Operating Sytem
>is missing., when simply trying to change the boot sequence order of my
>OS, I reinstalled Windows Vista Home Premium with the OS disk and the
>apps. and drivers from the recovery disks I had made shortly after
>purchase. I was not aware that running this utility would delete the
>contents of local disk (Ddrive permanently even after complete system
>restore. My question is: I now have a local disk (D drive with
>capacity 9.79GB listed in my computer where it should be, and inside I
>see a BOOTSEC.BAK file size 8k as the only contents. What am I supposed
>to do with this file? And what should be done about the 8+GB space left
>in this drive?
If you're saying that what USED to be a recovery partition is now just
empty space...

Go to Administrative Tools/Computer Management/Disk Management.

Delete "D" and resize "C" to fill the void.

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Max
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Re: The disappearance of local disk (D:) after full system recovery in Vista Home Premium
Posted: 11-24-2008, 02:25 PM
FWIW in future, there is a setting in the BIOS to set defaults, which will
put it back to the condition it was in prior to any 'tweaking' you may have
done

"Killborn" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
news:86aff800f1b68ac3fd8931f4f7c1fb68@nntp-gateway.com...
>
> Lesson learned the hardway: After accidentally deleting a number of bios
> settings, and receiving an error message that read: Your Operating Sytem
> is missing., when simply trying to change the boot sequence order of my
> OS, I reinstalled Windows Vista Home Premium with the OS disk and the
> apps. and drivers from the recovery disks I had made shortly after
> purchase. I was not aware that running this utility would delete the
> contents of local disk (Ddrive permanently even after complete system
> restore. My question is: I now have a local disk (D drive with
> capacity 9.79GB listed in my computer where it should be, and inside I
> see a BOOTSEC.BAK file size 8k as the only contents. What am I supposed
> to do with this file? And what should be done about the 8+GB space left
> in this drive?
>
>
> --
> Killborn

 
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