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Software Removal after system restore


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So do you think that all data now is lost(files/pics etc.)? Will it need a new hard drive?

Edited by SLG, 01 March 2010 - 11:37 AM.

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New HD yes from what I am seeing. The other option is to try a external enclosure but i can't guarantee you will be able to access the drive even then.
Lost... most likely unless you are willing to dish out hundreds of dollars for professional recovery help.
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Just pressed f10 to restore system and it seems to be recovering the factory settings. Does this mean the HD was OK?
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Hmm strange that it found it this way.
You do realize this will format the drive now?
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Yeah, but you gotta cling to the positives..at least I have a working desk top
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It says
First Chaneel Device 0 [NONE]
First Channel Device 1 [none]
Second Channel Device 0 [Lite-on DVDRW]
Second Channel Device 1 [none]
Third Channel Device 0 [maxtor 6l200m0]
Fourth Channel Device 0 [none]


The problem of this computer is not related to the hard disk. Being a SATA disk it shows in the BIOS of this computer as Third Channel Device 0 [maxtor 6l200m0]. This arrangement can be very confusing and is made so because by default the BIOS look first for IDE drives which are gradually being replaced by the newer SATA drives.
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Which means??
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Then moving it to first channel device 0 should cure the problem?

Edited by rshaffer61, 01 March 2010 - 01:59 PM.

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Which means that the hard disk is OK. It cannot be moved to channel 0 because by design channel 0 and channel 1 are reserved for IDE drives (maximum 4). Had you have two hard disks, both having an operating system, one IDE and one SATA, the computer would always boot from the IDE unless you don't install one or, alternatively, choose the SATA disk first boot priority among the hard disks.

My opinion is that your computer's problem should be dealt as of software origin and not of hardware.


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OK. I'm just grateful he took the time to help (thank you rshafter61)

It was my decision to restore
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Is system back up and running now?
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Yes. Lost all my files and programs but computers working (Just need to go on another forum now and find out if there is anyway I can use my ipod to transfer my music and video files back onto itunes)
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