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Chkdsk Scan Removed Windows 10?

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#1 Trignos


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Posted 03 August 2016 - 02:18 AM

I was just using my computer earlier and all of a sudden I get an error saying "AMD Display driver has stopped working and has been recovered", I kept intermittendly getting this same error until all of a sudden my entire PC froze. I then had no choice but to manually turn it off, and on with the power switch. Once I turned it on, I was immediately directed into a "chkdsk" scan where it scanned all of my drives for errors, and suddenly I am booted back up again with my old WINDOWS 7 and all of my programs and files are missing!?!

Is there any way that I can recover my old Windows 10 configuration?
I notice that there is also another partition called System Reserved (D:) and a file called bootsqm.dat from August 3rd, 2016 (today's date), all other files in C: drive are from 2014 and 2015 (which is when I had windows 7, but decided to upgrade to windows 10)

I have really important personal files on my windows 10, and I am wondering if anyone can please assist me in getting these recovered. I would be forever grateful.


big edit guys: It looks like I still have an E: disk drive with 930 gb so could this be my Windows 10 files? If so how would I go about the restore to get back to windows 10?

Edited by Trignos, 03 August 2016 - 02:34 AM.

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Posted 03 August 2016 - 08:24 AM

In general, your user files are kept in the Users folder on the C: drive.

Some will be under your user name, while others may be in the Public folder

Some email clients (such as Outlook Express/Windows Mail/Thunderbird) and favorites for other browsers (Chrome/Firefox/Safari/Opera/etc) will be in the hidden AppData folder.


Look for the Users folder on ALL of the drives - just in case Windows lost track of them.

Also, when looking around the file system - look for Windows.old folders - sometimes they'll have Users folders in their that have older versions of your files (from when you did that update/upgrade).

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