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Deleted System Volume Information Folder on a Non-Operating system drive???


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#1 jwmghf

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 11:30 AM

Hey guys:

I'm an idiot!!! Last night I deleted my System Volume Information folder off of a Raid-0 set of hard drives. As I mentioned, this raid set is not drive with my XP on it. This is just a drive for storage of pictures, video, and other programs I prefer not to have on my C:\. I did take go as far as to turn off System Restore before deleting it. Now when I boot up I cannot access the drive at all. It tells me that "The drive is not formatted. Do I want to format it now?."

I don't want to do that and I am wondering if there is a way to create a new System Volume Information folder so I can access the drive again???

Thanks

Edited by jwmghf, 08 October 2009 - 11:30 AM.


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#2 hamluis

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 12:58 PM

I think you are connecting the dots...where there is no connection.

Deleting a system volume folder...isn't possible by me, even when system restore is not used (I always disable SR immediately after a clean install). Even though the folders are empty and I don't have SR employed, the system won't allow me to delete these empty folders.

I believe that the problem is your RAID setup...perhaps you ought to try to repair it.

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 02:09 PM

Are you sure it is not still sitting in the recycle bin?

I can delete the SVI folder on the drive that is not my C drive without any problem and still be able to access the drive. The SVI folder will reappear if I turn SR back on for that drive.

I see no reason why deleting that folder should make the drive inoperable




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