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    C drive of windows based HP desktop went blank all of a sudden

    I am not aware what has happened to my windows based HP desktop; the C drive of the system went blank all of a sudden. Please share with me adequate suggestions for restoring back the data on the drive.



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    Aniruddha Array
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    Re: C drive of windows based HP desktop went blank all of a sudden

    Hi,

    If all the data, files , programs and moreover the Operating System is erased from your hard drive, there is no hope at all.

    A hardware failure can do such thing in this scale, deleting c: drive or formatting c: drive is possible but you are the only judge for that situation.

    If you have a rescue diskette insert that in the optical drive and select "Repair..." if that works.

    If that fails to do any help, you will be needed to install Windows afresh.

    If you have bachup of the data, programs installed restore them, else collect them from sources.

    Check the peripherals thoroughly for any problem in them, repair or replace if found.

    Thanks.

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    Re: C drive of windows based HP desktop went blank all of a sudden

    Dear Friend!
    First of all, you should write that which windows version you are using?
    there can be many reasons for this.
    If you can start your computer, then it is not possible that the contents of /C drive are erased.It might happen that the contents are being hidden.
    To solve this problem, you need to open my computer and then on top left is an option of organize. click and then select "folder and search options" and a dialog box wil appear.
    click view and then circle the "show hidden folder and files".
    And still you are unable to see contents, then reply back!!

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    Re: C drive of windows based HP desktop went blank all of a sudden

    Hello !!

    if your C:\\ drive got completely blanked than i think that your system is not getting started.
    andif it getting started than which kind of your files have been deleted??
    we are not clear with this.
    since C:\\ have only system files in it.
    so, if your system is not geting started than try to run the recovery this will restore all the removed files.
    and if your system is running well than you want to restore those deleted files.
    so for this download the software known as tuneup utilities.
    this will restore all your deleted files.

    hope i am clear to you.
    thanks for posting.

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    Re: C drive of windows based HP desktop went blank all of a sudden

    Hello !!

    if your C:\\ drive got completely blanked than i think that your system is not getting started.
    andif it getting started than which kind of your files have been deleted??
    we are not clear with this.
    since C:\\ have only system files in it.
    so, if your system is not geting started than try to run the recovery this will restore all the removed files.
    and if your system is running well than you want to restore those deleted files.
    so for this download the software known as tuneup utilities.
    this will restore all your deleted files.

    hope i am clear to you.
    thanks for posting...

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    Re: C drive of windows based HP desktop went blank all of a sudden

    Hi......
    If all the data, files , programs and moreover the Operating System is erased from your hard drive, there is no hope at all.

    A hardware failure can do such thing in this scale, deleting c: drive or formatting c: drive is possible but you are the only judge for that situation.
    If you have a rescue diskette insert that in the optical drive and select "Repair..." if that works.
    If that fails to do any help, you will be needed to install Windows afresh.
    If you have backup of the data, programs installed restore them, else collect them from sources.
    Check the peripherals thoroughly for any problem in them, repair or replace if found.
    ALL THE BEST...............

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    Re: C drive of windows based HP desktop went blank all of a sudden

    If c is your windows system partition then it cannot happen that it is cleaned or empty

    TO verify it is cleaned or empty Do :-

    1. Click on Mycomputer
    2. Click on properties
    3. check if it is showing you an empty drive

    If it is not showing 0 byte or empty drive Then check If files are not hidden

    1. click on Mycomputer
    2. click on tools
    3. click on folder option
    4. click view tab
    5. put check mark on view hidden files
    6. click ok

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    Re: C drive of windows based HP desktop went blank all of a sudden

    hi my dear friend......the HOME DRIVE ( C: drive )become blank is not possitble

    because windows not allowing to erase all the data from the C drive

    If the C drive ......is empty ...then there no possibility of operating system

    By, default after the completion of OS installation ......the C drive files will be hidden

    and if you want to see the files or data of C Drive simply ...go to control panel

    and click on appearance and personalization .........and open the folder options

    then tap on VIEW TAB and select the show all hidden files, folders option

    now click APPLY and after click OK button ..after that the C drive files will be shown .......... ...........ALL THE BEST......!!!!!!

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