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Topic # 14634 12-Jul-2007 22:12
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hi there myt windows recently corrupted but i had my data on another hdd but ic an get it to reda in computer managment i can see the name of the drive hwo much free space there is and so on it almost seems as though the only problem is that there is no drive letter and you cannot right click to create the drive letters and stuff like that.




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  Reply # 77923 12-Jul-2007 22:20
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is is saying the name of the partition that was there and the size that the partition is and how big it is.

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Reply # 77924 12-Jul-2007 22:22
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Perhaps another drive in the system with the same letter? Open Disk Management, right-click the partition and select Change Drive Letter. Change it, reboot and see if it shows up.







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  Reply # 77926 12-Jul-2007 22:26
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you cant click on that. it has format but everything else is greyed out.

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Reply # 77927 12-Jul-2007 22:29
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  Reply # 77928 12-Jul-2007 22:31
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the laptop crashed so i reinstalled windows.
but you can see all the details of the data partition except for the fact that it does not have a drive letter. does this mean that everything on the drive is lost or is there a possibility of getting the data back




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  Reply # 77946 13-Jul-2007 01:00
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Did you have any Norton software installed prior to the crash? If so, try reinstalling that software, reboot and see what happens. I read that somewhere, but can't guarantee if it was for the exact same problem. Sounds familiar though.



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  Reply # 77975 13-Jul-2007 12:08
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Hi there i did have norton system works on there before the crash but switched it to nod32 after o i am uninstalling nod32 and am about to install system works and will see what happens. and let you know.



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  Reply # 77976 13-Jul-2007 12:29
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Hi ther that has work and now that hdd is back and is fully functional. it amazing the problems that having norton can create

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  Reply # 77995 13-Jul-2007 15:03
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Glad that you got it working again.

I used to like the Norton programs but over the years I've taken a dislike to them. The last time I had to deal with someone's PC, it took me about 4 hours over a period of three nights to try and remove it.



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  Reply # 78007 13-Jul-2007 15:58
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yea to remove it norton has had to make a free program which is solely designed to remove norton from your computer. I have taken a dislike to Norton to now. I got a new computer a couple of months ago and was really happy with it so i installed all my programs and then i went to partition my data partition and couldnt do it so i sent it back to the shop thinking tat it must have been a faulty drive. it was only Norton goback and they charged me $50

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