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Can't Access D: Partition Drive

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#1 Lathrup_Baseball


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Posted 08 August 2007 - 01:11 PM

Hello all,
I am not sure what this problem can be attributed to, but I am hoping someone can help me. REcently, I have tried to access my local D: hard drive to no avail. Specifically, when I double click the drive from my computer:

1) Recovery Partition - Windows Internet Explorer: This is the heading for the small window that pops up. This message also appears: "To help protect your security, Internet Explorer has restricted this webpage from running scripts or ActiveX controls that could access your computer. Click here for opt..." I'm sure some of you are familiar with the message.

2) There is a logo, that looks kind of like a fish with:
"protected by" inside
"PC Angel" inside and through it.

3) It then has "Recovery Partition Warning!" This area of your hard disk (or partition) contains files used for your system recovery. Do not delete or alter these files. Any change to this partition could prevent any recovery later.

Now, I am using a Windows XP Operating System on a Emachines T3306 Desktop PC. I am not sure what kind of problem this is, but I am certain I had access to my D: drive in the past. Also, I log in the owner account everytime, so I don't think it has to do with permissions of my account or anything of that nature.

Can someone please help me understand what is going on and how do I solve this problem.

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 01:14 PM

PCAngel seems to be a recovery program something like Norton GoBack - and hopefully it doesn't have the issues that GoBack had. I haven't seen this on any of the eMachines that we sell. Have you added this software?
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Posted 08 August 2007 - 03:57 PM

To my knowledge, no I have not added this software. According to their website, 65% of computer nowadays are shipped with PC Angel.

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 04:15 PM

the recovery partition is protected so you can recover your OS, drivers and preinstalled programs

usually they are hidden, access is limited to disk management

Edited by DaChew, 08 August 2007 - 04:15 PM.


No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

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Posted 08 August 2007 - 04:19 PM

PC Angel is the recovery program used by E Machines and Gateway ever since the buyout. DO NOT mess with the D Drive. All your original software is there. Make sure that you have your green and white E Machine Disc and have made your applications and drivers DVD.
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