Posted 07 October 2008 - 12:16 PM
I have 2 hardrives. One is the C: drive that my computer came with. The other is a 320GB hardrive that I bought later. I had a virus on my computer. I moved my important files onto the second harddrive. Then I reformatted only the C: drive. The other drive was left alone. When this was completed and I went to My Computer, I could only see the C: drive and the second drive was now only 3.17GB and was called "HP_RECOVERY" even though my computer is COMPAQ. It contains 3GB of recovery files. I have no idea where these files came from, and I have no idea where my important files went. Under Device Manager it does recognize both disk drives. As a check I put in the Windows CD just to see if it showed the other hardrive and it did, but it only had 3GB in Partion1, and 317GB in Unpartitioned Data.
Does anyone know what happened, and how I can get my important data back?