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Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by 50/50, May 15, 2003.

  1. 50/50

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    I have just reset my CMOS due to USB failure (again). The reset solved the problem, but the problem now is that I had a folder named D:\my_mixes_MP3z. It was about 4 GB.


    It has just disappeared, is not in ANY of the other folders or sub folders.
    The weird thing is that it is using the space on the hard drive, as if it is there. I have not moved it or modified the folder, or deleted it at all.

    This is so weird; there is nothing on the net about this...


    any advice would be appreciated
     
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    Hi,
    Can you see all the other stuff on your d: drive?

    Also have you tried searching for an individual mp3?

    When you reset your cmos settings did you check that your D: drive has been recognised as the correct size? perhaps worth another check, get back to me if this doesn`t work and I`ll have a proper think about it!!

    Nathan
     
  3. 50/50

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    the hardrive is the right size (i checked using Fdisk), everything else in the hardrive seems to be fine. Says the total size is 28.5GB(BTW ,this is the 2nd partition). Its says that the free space is 4.55GB. When i select everything visiable in the drive, its size is 19.5GB. So there is 4.45GB that has dissapeared (which is the size of the mp3 folder)

    This is very wierd. Doesnt seem like a virus.

    WindowsXP is installed on the first partition, so i could try reinsatlling windows, but I dont think that would help.

    :confused:
     
  4. 50/50

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    oh yeah, i have tried searching for the individual files. but still no luck:(
     
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    any one have any suggestions ?
     
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    Hi,

    Have you tried running scandisk to see if it throws up some lost chains? Make sure you DO NOT fix automatically to start with, just to see if it finds something. Sometimes you can recover stuff ok, other times you just end up with a massive file which is probably useless.

    Ivan.
     
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    Hi,

    Have you actually been into the cmos settings by pressing DEL (or whatever) when you turn computer on and try checking the size of the harddrive there also, try resetting to optimal settings or something like that, you never know.
    Apart from that without looking at the computer I`m hard pressed to help, don`t suppose your anywhere near bedford/rushden?

    Many Thanks

    Nathan
     

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