It seems as if only the MBR is still damaged. Does W8 still see the partition as RAW in diskmanagement?
I also notice the W7 partition carries no label. Not that it has to but was it like that prior to when the troubles started?
While I have not as yet needed such recovery tools I suppose what it suggests to do for you when it asks to recover the files is that it will in essence try to repair the pointers (the metadata) so the files can be read again.
This is what needs to be done for any Windows system to be able...
The files should all still be there unless some were accidentally deleted. What happened is that the FAT table containing all the meta data (the pointers to where the files actually reside on the disk) is somehow damaged.
Did you run: cmd (enter) chkdsk X: ( replace x with drive letter) /f...
Indeed, quite often the cause of this happening is a bad connection somewhere along the line making Windows assign the partition as being RAW where in reality it quite likely is not.
Examples of this are: too long data cables, EMI disturbance on the cable (insufficient shielding), bad...
Well at least in W95 there was something worthwhile to learn.
W8 only makes you unlearn what you've learned since then. Besides that, the so called new OS isn't all that different from W7 except for all the useless stuff that comes with it plus all the stuff that has been needlessly...
Tablets aside, if you reread what's written then the obvious conclusion is that we're back to W95 or worse. IOW it's once again up to the customer to find workarounds to get rid of all the nuisances he/she does not want.
I'm sure it's been said a zillion times but having to learn to live...
I'd say the chances of keeping W3.x running without knowing DOS were indeed very slim.
Yet, compared to any current OS it was still child's play for anyone willing to dig into it. It was quite a bit of fun to play with cache settings, memory management, defrag utilities and so on.
You can even upgrade from within W8 CP running Windows8-ReleasePreview-UpgradeAssistant.exe which you can download from MS.
It will aslo create the Windos.old directory where it moves all of old files to.
Just make sure you have enough disk space as it uses the local partition to copy the...
Coming from DOS or even W3.xx and going to W95 was a major step for everyone I would think. Steep learning curve too but if you wanted to keep up with things you just had no choice.
Come to think of it those were the days of really busy helpdesks. Being knowledgeable on registry stuff and...
So are you saying we all should not have installed it on our desktop machines?
Re Mediacenter, you could be right but then that's probably true for quite a few things that came and went with various iterations of Windows. My guess is that it wasn't used much because there was better...
I installed the Preview release from within the CP version using the RP udgrade assistant. As this is a multi-disk multi-boot system I can see several folders that seem out of tune with a regular build when a drive letter is assigned to the W8 install from within another OS.
These are the...
Well put, colonel.
While I can see how MS are eager to kill two birds with one stone (or OS if you like) they do make it incredibly awkward for those not familiar with any of the newer toys.
The net result looking more and more as if you're running a tablet OS with a hidden desktop OS...