Help with daemon tools needed

By misskaoru ยท 11 replies
Nov 26, 2008
  1. hi please help with this problem:

    i've got a movie with an extension of " " i don't know what it was but i read that i have to download daemon tools to mount it and then can watch it. I downloaded it and it asked to restart, i restarted the pc and then it began installation. After that i checked my computer and all the partitions were gone, i've got about 7 partitions and i only can see the c: where windows is and another one.... I DON'T KNOW WHAT DID I DO SO PLEASE HELLLLLLLP MEEE T__________T
  2. Cybelex

    Cybelex TS Rookie Posts: 46

    Where are you looking at the partitions? How were your drives partitioned originally and how so now?

    All you did was download and install Daemon Tools? Did you mount any images? Do you have a virtual drive activated?
  3. misskaoru

    misskaoru TS Rookie Topic Starter

    There were c: e: d: g: h: i: and now there's only c: and e:

    after the reboot the application started initilization itself and i just clicked next then next i wasn't reading anything thinking it was like any other application so it finished and i checked "My Computer" and i saw c: e:

    the reboot was very quick that i can't imagine that all my partitions were deleted cause they are loaded with lots of things.. so i think they're hidden somewhere...

    thank you so much
  4. misskaoru

    misskaoru TS Rookie Topic Starter

    and i don't know what do u mean by virtual driver!!
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,171   +989

    back to some basics; a video has a specific encoding format, typically identified by the extension, eg wmv, avi, mpg
    Sometimes a file will be stored (or renamed) without an extension. I've seen MS Word
    files name thusly and all that was necessary was to ADD the .DOC extension.

    Of course you need to know its true encoding, but even if you get it wrong, the file
    will not be damaged -- just pick another extension and dbl-click :)

    Google the file name as you know it and see if you can find a duplicate that has an extension.
  6. misskaoru

    misskaoru TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i know those formats it wasn't one of the common one it was maybe like cue or bin i'm not sure what it was cause it's in one of those missing partition
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,171   +989

    hum; sounds like snake-oil to me. Unless it's a major priority or of utmost importance,
    why not ignore it or just get another copy?
  8. misskaoru

    misskaoru TS Rookie Topic Starter

    the problem now is that i want the partitions back, i opend Disk managment and i could only see c: and e: and the two of them total of 55gb but my harddisk is about 300gb
  9. Cybelex

    Cybelex TS Rookie Posts: 46

    Have you removed Daemon Tools?

    Do that first. Then run chkdsk /f on all visible partitions.

    What do you see in Disk Management where your partitions used to be?
  10. misskaoru

    misskaoru TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yes i uninstalled it and i did chkdsk on the visible ones and it's still the same
  11. Cybelex

    Cybelex TS Rookie Posts: 46

  12. misskaoru

    misskaoru TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well i've worked it out, here's the solution for people who may go through this:
    i just simply reinstalled the windows in the c: partition and the other partitions appeared after then and they're all okay..

    thanks for everyone who helped :)
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