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No files on hard drive


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#1 mchuff

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 08:24 PM

So my aunt called me today and said she had a problem with her computer, i had fixed some little things in the past for them(viruses) but i this one is over my head so i turn to you all!

They have a fairly new Acer desktop running windows 7.

When I turn it on windows starts fine but no programs show on the desktop or start menu. I originaly thought everything was gone but all of the virus protection loaded and seems to run fine, and I can run the programs that appear in the notifactation toolbar. When looking at C: it is empty, no folders, nothing! In the add/remove programs it shows everything is still installed. So i am making the assumption that all of the files and programs are still on the hard drive and intact. So at this point i am trying to figure out if this is a hard drive issue or most likely a windows problem.

Any ideas? Im a lil lost...

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 05:54 AM

I have a post about the exact same issue.
Have tried to take ownership and All Rights & Privliages but still no files show.
I know they are there because they scroll on by while taking ownership and the computer boots up and runs fine.
Just cannot browse the directort structure.

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 06:05 AM

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/windows7/Using-Last-Known-Good-Configuration

You could try this.

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 06:23 AM

My post was answered and a link to "unhide" was provided.

c:\windows\system32\attrib -h /s/d
should work as well




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