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Computer stopped during system restore

by cathy62650 / September 17, 2011 9:37 AM PDT

My grand daughter turned off my computer during system restore. Now I can go to Computer and see 123GB free of 288GB on C: and 3.88 free of 10.0GB on D: . So I think there is still my data on there but it is not showing up in my program files and I cannot access system recovery. It says there is no back up data.
I sure would appreciate some help as to what to do.
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Re: computer stopped
by Kees_B Forum moderator / September 17, 2011 9:03 PM PDT

- Could you explain what you mean with 'system restore' and 'system recovery'? It's uncommon for system recovery to mention 'back up data'.
- Your data shouldn't show in Program Files. So that's quite OK. Most people store a lot of data (but not all) in their Documents folder. Where were all your data?
- What did you use drive D: for?
- Talking about backup: tell us about your backup routine. Your data should still be in Dropbox or on the DVD's you burned them to.
- And, most important, what's your problem? If you can go into Computer, I'd say you should have working desktop at least. What doesn't work?


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Computer stopped
by cathy62650 / September 18, 2011 10:36 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: computer stopped

D: drive us the factory Recovery drive on my Gateway GT5618e computer. In control panel it has the option to restore to factory settings.When I tried to start it it said that the system boot exe was missing or corrupt. Nothing showed in the start menu at all. Since I posted the problem I went to add remove programs in the control panel and nothing showed up. I went and downloaded new drivers and up dates but in computers drive C: when I right click and open it I can see all the things still in there but none of it is working on my computer. There is no option to uninstall anything because according to the control panel there is nothing there. I have to install anything on there over again in order for it to work but I can't uninstall anything.

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