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I think Winhiip just erased my computer's hard drive
I think Winhiip just erased my computer's hard drive –
So here's what happened to me just earlier tonight..
I tried to install Sony's official HDD utils on my non-Sony hard drive. The install program said it all worked out fine, but I got no HDD in my PS2 browser. I decided I would reformat my PS2 hard drive and start from scratch. But first, I wanted to back up my TWO games - just two measly games! - to my laptop's hard drive using Winhiip. I had used Winhiip three or four times before with my laptop and my PS2 hard drive (inside of a USB enclosure) with no problem whatsoever.
I booted up Winhiip and it found my PS2 drive and I checked both of the boxes for the two games and said to copy it over. It asked me to confirm the copy from Drive 2 to Drive 0 (make a note of this for later). It was going to take about 20 minutes so I walked away.
When I came back, it was done. However, I didn't know where it stored the images. I couldn't find it after searching for a few seconds, so I tried to check my prefs in Winhiip to see where images are stored. All of a sudden, WInhiip closed on me. Odd, I thought. So I restarted Winhiip. I don't remember exactly what happened next, but eventually Winhiip closed on my again. Mind you, I didn't get any kind of program crash messages: it just closed.
And then it happened.
BSOD. It flashed something on the screen about a kernel error. At this point my mind was racing, so I don't even know if I restarted or if the computer restarted itself. I'd never had a problem with my laptop before (it's fairly new), and it has all of my important grad school stuff on there, so needless to say I freaked out. And then it got worse.
"Non-system disk or disk error."
God how I hate that phrase now. I tried everything I could think of. I googled until my fingers were sore. My Windows XP recovery disc couldn't find ANYTHING on the C drive. I eventually ran "diskpart" from the recovery disc and it found my hard drive - unpartitioned.
Anybody have any idea what the hell happened to me??
So you tried to copy a PS2 partition onto your Laptop partition as a copy instead of an extract image. i.e. I assume it did not prompt you for an ISO location?
I believe you have chosen the option that should have been used when copying from one ps2hd to another ps2 hd. Using this method to try and copy to a windows partition would screw up your windows.
That's why I said make a note of that one part of my story. This is what I think happened. But why? I selected two games and said copy them to my HD. Why would it try to copy my PS2 partition over my Windows partition? Seems a bit dangerous.
Originally Posted by corf
re-install windows and have a great day!