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09-21-2011 01:24 PM
hp compaq dc7800p Small Form Factor
Vista Business sp3 32bit
I was using a program called lightworks. It is a video editing software, and for various reasons, unbeknownst to me when I installed it, it defaults to using non c:/system drives for storage of project data.
I discovered it had been using my E: drive (OS_TOOLS) for storage.
It had an option for moving the storage to the main drive, which I, perhaps unwisely, attempted to do, mostly without problem, but unfortunately the option to move the entire drive, not just the current projects, was checked. (the interface is a little confusing at first). Therefore, I am concerned it may have moved files it shouldn't have, i.e. not just project/ lightworks files, but other system recovery files.
Thus I may have moved out some of the recovery information from my OS_TOOLS Drive to my c drive root folder....
I realized/discovered this only after a few days. I dont know what that information was in order to move it back.
Is it possible to know what SHOULD have been on that drive? How do I properly replace it?
For example, On my c: drive I have various folders. For example, I notice one called system.sav
I suspect this is one that may have come from the os_tools drive.
I know that the protected system information is still on os_tools. I unchecked "hide protected operating system files" in the organize/folder and search options in explorer, and I can see the following files/folders (note indents):
"OS_TOOLS (E" [274.1MB]: Sub-Folders=6, Files=24
-"$RECYCLE.BIN" [100.8MB]: Sub-Folders=4, Files=21
--"Recycle Bin" [100.8MB]: Sub-Folders=2, Files=21
--"$RY2MXTA" [100.8MB]: Sub-Folders=0, Files=6
---100.8 MB in 6 local file(s)
--"$RM1K2TH" [0B]: Sub-Folders=0, Files=12
----0 B in 12 local file(s)
---1.1 kB in 3 local file(s)
-"System Volume Information!Error!" [0B]: Sub-Folders=0, Files=0
-- 173.3 MB in 3 local file(s)
so obviously not all was lost. "Is there anything that IS missing?" is the question.
Here are the files that I dont know about in my C:\ directory, though most of these must be normal...Are any of these likely to have come from OS_TOOLS?
non system files
06/24/2006 01:52 23 autohook.bat
06/30/2011 12:16 147,456 catchme.exe
04/18/2008 01:19 5,397 Ciam_LogFile.log
09/19/2006 06:43 10 config.sys
06/19/2011 08:17 <DIR> Intel
11/18/2010 13:03 <DIR> PerfLogs
09/19/2011 03:16 <DIR> ProgramData
07/07/2011 09:50 <DIR> recover
06/19/2011 23:17 <DIR> swsetup
06/24/2011 11:39 <DIR> UnicDocP
and hidden files
11/09/2010 16:11 <DIR> $RECYCLE.BIN
11/18/2010 14:38 <DIR> boot
04/10/2009 23:36 333,257 bootmgr
11/02/2006 22:02 <JUNCTION> Documents and Settings [C:\Users]
09/21/2011 15:56 1,040,519,168 hiberfil.sys
04/18/2008 01:25 <DIR> hp
11/29/2010 03:58 0 IO.SYS
11/29/2010 03:58 0 MSDOS.SYS
09/22/2011 04:25 1,606,193,152 pagefile.sys
04/18/2008 01:24 <DIR> System Recovery
09/21/2011 13:07 <DIR> System Volume Information
11/09/2010 16:10 <DIR> system.sav
Thanks in advance for your help.
09-21-2011 04:35 PM
I am not well versed on recovery partitions but the first thing you should do now is create Recovery CDs. I hope someone else can help you with the file list.
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07-18-2012 10:41 AM - edited 07-18-2012 12:31 PM
Wondering if you fixed it yet, if not, I have the solution:
Do a System Restore first. Infact, always use System Restore as the first option when troubleshooting computer problems.
If that doesn't work, then escalate by using the following steps:
Why not go to Folder Options in Control Panel and select View
Hide Protected Operating Systems files-uncheck box.
Show System Files And Folders-check this box.
From Start button, click on Computer then open drive you moved OS files onto(E).
Open folder containing OSTOOLS files and highlight all of them.
Right click highlighted folders, and choose CUT from drop down/pop up Menu.
Click into C:/ drive and paste those files back into OpSys folder.
If that doesn't work..Your Screwed!
Haha, it will work! Seriously, it will, girlscout's honor!
07-29-2012 04:05 AM
thanks for answering. I actually just did nothing, and the system seems to be working fine, but as it turns out I am doing a restore now for altogether different reasons....