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Urgent help needed on viewing a hidden hard drive?


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omega784

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Hi,

This may be a bit of a strange post, but I think my boyfriend has hidden one of his hard drives on his pc. He had earlier this week A,C, D, E and a G drive.

I found p**n on his E drive earlier this week, but the next day when I went to check for sure, his E drive had disappeared!! It now shows A, C, D,G.

I doubt he has totally uninstalled a whole hard drive, so I am convinced he has done a clever trick to hide his E drive!! I am fairly well up on computers as I am a web designer, but this side of things I am not so sure about.

Is there anyway I can find out if he has done this, or if there is a way of showing up a hidden drive?? Just to determine if he is still saving p**n on his pc (he has recently moved into my house and i am supporting him so I think its a p*** take that he is at home all day looking at p**n when I am at work)!

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Thanks guys!

Edited by omega784, 18 August 2005 - 07:16 AM.

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dsenette

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well.....log into th e machine as the true administrator by pressing ctrl alt delete at the first screen when it asks which user you want to use...and then right clikc mycomputer > manage > disk management then count the hard drives...look for any marked as innactive
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When his computer starts up it doesnt ask what user i want to use, I go straight to his desktop as he is the main user so there is no logging in to do.

So would i need to press ctrl/alt/del at all?

If I go on his desktop, right click, manage, disk management...then i can see if there are any inactive drives???

If this is correct how can i view whats on that drive??


Thanks in advance!
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try pressing the windows button and the L button, it should turn up the choice you are looking for between admin and the one you see.

try pressing the windows button and the R button, it should turn up the Run window, type: diskmgmt.msc followed by enter which should turn up the drive manager.

If you can't enter admin like this,
try pressing the windows button and the R button, it should turn up the Run
window, type: msconfig followed by enter which should turn up the System Configuration Utility, then press the Boot INI tag which the opens, then tick the box
/SAFEBOOT and then press OK.

Sorry, if admin has a password I would be unwilling to continue here.

Edited by fleamailman, 19 August 2005 - 05:54 AM.

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Sorry, honey, but take it from a cranky old lady... pornagraphy is never a threat to a real live woman with a healthy sexuality. Sitting around the house indulging himself while you are at work supporting his lazy self is an insult. Not being able to believe what he says and having to check up on his activities is another red flag. Kick the loser to the curb, and wait on a man who can contribute like a partner before you open your door again. What will you do if you find out he hid his E drive from you? You don't believe him now, or you wouldn't be checking up on him, right?
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i'm with czarina.....though....with the evidence on the drive the break up will be alot better...especially since the only reason i could think of for him to actually hide an entire drive is if there's some really bad stuff on it....cuz....normal [bleep] you just delete.......or admit to
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maybe he used a program or directly edited the registry to remove/dissable certain drive latters...

Start->Run->Regedit
select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE (HKLM)
browse this path: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

delete the following values:

NoViewOnDrive
NoDrives

or edit them and set them to 0

if only the E drive is hidden/dissabled then there should be one of this entries(or both):

NoDrives REG_DWORD 0X00000010(16)
NoViewOnDrive REG_DWORD 0X00000010(16)

left click on them and either select modify and change 0X00000010(16) to 0 or simply delete them

*EDIT*

Czarina has a point ... but you shouldn't rush and do something you'll regret later... even if you find [bleep] on his E drive... you should talk it over and see his point of view... ask him why he resorted to pornografy... maybe it's not entirely his fault or he needs special help/attention...

Edited by RAz, 19 August 2005 - 08:06 AM.

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