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subconcept

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Having a bit of an issue here:

I tried to install Windows Media center and had a lot of problems but eventually I got it installed. I rebooted after using it for a while and some file was corrupted, cryptui.dll or something like that.

Anyways since I need to get my system backup and running for work and things, I decided to just put xp pro back on.

Now... My drive, a 300 gb maxtor sata had 2 partitions, a 10 gb one (for windows and apps) and the rest as another for storage of all my files.

Now when i get into the xp pro setup it only shows one big parition and no 10 gb partition like it should.. I have nor formated or anything I have no clue whats going on and Im affraid Im going to loose like 90 gb of data, which includes a ton of important stuff.

Anyone know what I can could or what could have happend???

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
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subconcept

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What?

The paritions are there, im sure of it, I havent formated or anything, its the xp pro setup just sees it as one big drive without any paritions, I don't know what to do.

The most I can do is get into safe mode in windows media center edition.
 

K15

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subconcept said:
What?

The paritions are there, im sure of it, I havent formated or anything, its the xp pro setup just sees it as one big drive without any paritions, I don't know what to do.

The most I can do is get into safe mode in windows media center edition.


They are NTFS partitions i'm guessing/hoping? Well I don't even know if FAT32 can use a 290GB partition...
 
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subconcept

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Fixed it, I had to borrow a copy of Sp2 install cd and just use my legit cd key from the original version. The original copy of xp wouldn't detect that I had partitions on the drive, good thing I did not try to install it and waited to try a fresh copy with an sp2 disk.

Im glad this exrperience is over. Time to go get a refund on MCE2005