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(Solved) - Cant see my hard drive from diskmanagement

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  • Started 9 years ago by Mystiques
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Mystiques
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Hi!
i have tried to check for my hard drive at the diskmanagement but cant see coz i wanted to extend my drive C: partition.I am using window vista

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marks100
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whats there then you should see two or three box's ??

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LH
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Could you post a screenshot of your Disk Management window please.

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Mystiques
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Excuse me but how can i send the screenshot, i have tried but couldnt

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LH
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https://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic/tutorial-step-by-step-guide-how-to-use-photobucket?replies=7

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Mystiques
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[IMG]http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx254/simmo_07/screnshot.jpg[/IMG]
This is the screenshot hope it gets to open

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LH
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OK
Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services
Scroll down to Virtual disk. Is it running ?

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Mystiques
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I started the service, but when i go back and check to see the disks it doesn't show anything.
And then i tried to click on the service it self to see the properties i chose to run it automatically, but then again i cant see my disk.
However, i cant also see the service again on the service list!!!!!

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Santo
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This issue is probably due to rootkit virus infection, which your computer security application failed to detect.
Install McAfee Rootkit Removal Tool and scan your computer with it.

Before you using this application take a backup of your important files and folders.

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vistamike
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Santo, could be right there but McAfee Rootkit Removal Tool does not work in vista and I can't find an update yet, but looking

Mike

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germ-x
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Mystiques, Is this a desktop / laptop?

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Santo
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Try Sophos Anti-Rootkit. This is compatible with all versions of Windows.

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Mystiques
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First i cant believe its a rootkit!!!!! infection and my machine is a laptop running window vista

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germ-x
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Mystiques, Can you try removing your hdd and booting up from a CD? Look in device manager for the disk drive and see if it has the yellow !. You should also see an error of some type telling you can't find your hdd. Shut your machine off and insert your hdd then restart your machine. Now check and see if disk management sees it?

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Mystiques
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Hi! I have managed to see my hard disk after running sophos rootkit remover, the problem was a rootkit which was located on
C:\windows\system32\drivers\sptd.sys

After restarting the machine i could see my hard disk partition since it was hiding my disk sectors.

Thanks for the assistance

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