Hard drive full...NOT!
Posted 27 January 2005 - 12:08 AM
Posted 27 January 2005 - 05:06 PM
Too late for me, just took 50 mins to startp up and then frozen screens and then a black screen on my desktop. This message is on my laptop and I need to try to recover stuff on the C: drive before doing a repair on the 40G drive. I also have data on the 120G drive where most of the real data is but my wife has a Fox based database which always installs on the damnned c: drive with no choices.
Oh well I guess I need to wait for the weekend.
Posted 27 January 2005 - 07:41 PM
Still had to re-install every piece of software that had anything to do with the C drive (that was Office, Project, Visio, Virtual PC, Adobe, Firefox, Thunderbird, Front page and on and on and on).
At least it fixed the System Restore which had never worked and I was able to delete my mysterious files without them popping back up again.
I should have reformatted the C drive.
It would have been so much easier, a heck of a lot faster and it would have cleaned-up all the old leftover data from removed software or registry.
Norton cleansweep is what killed my programs data.
Norton is no longer on my computer!
What worked well...
Most of my programs are on a different partition, which saved me a lot of hassles;
All my documents are on another partition, and so are my backups (needed them to restore my outlook, Firefox and Thunderbird data);
This group has some fantastic fellows that did spend a great deal of time trying to help me.
Thank you fellows!
Posted 28 January 2005 - 07:24 AM
If I were a betting man, I'd put good odds that CleanSweep was behind your mysterious files as well.
Posted 28 January 2005 - 01:10 PM
The c: partition was FAT32 as was the J: partition, D:, E:, F:, G: and H were NTFS as were the drives on the additional 120 GB disk.
Photoshop and Premiere scratch files were on the 120GB drive with lots of space over head (most partitions were 25GB).
I know I can restore the c: drive but my wife's accounting programmes very inflexibly would only install to c: due to the bespoke nature of the programmes, so we'd backup regularly(not every night though) before I try to restore the c: partition I need to try to recover the database files on the c:drive for work done from the last backup (23rd January 2005, crash was 26th January 2004)
Any ideas guys.
Posted 30 January 2005 - 02:50 AM
I'm waiting for a new disk and will rebuild the 40GB disk stuff from scratch luckily most data was backed up from 23rd Jan and my wife's work on C drive has reconciliation sheets (in Excel in the 26th Jan backup of the second 120GB disk).
Shame I don't have Raid on my MB now disks are so cheap. Am still none the wiser about the crash in the first place ie. diminishing disk space is this just false reporting on a dodgy disk? Or has my disk been virused (if you pardon the expression) The 40 GB disk is now running as a C: partition with 36GB free.
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