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Disk partition missing after installing windows 7..

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  • Started 6 years ago by adrianloo
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adrianloo
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hi guys... as my tittle says....after installing windows 7 on my pc, my other partitions went missing..
i tried going to the disk management interface and my other drives are not there..
fyi, i installed the windows 7 in my c drive over my xp. this is because my xp was having problems and i was planning to reformat anyway.. so i thought
y not give windows 7 a try..
anyway... hope i can get some help soon !
thanks in advance

Posted 6 years ago
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ScottW
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adrianloo, hello. Which version of Windows 7 did you install (RC or RTM)?

How many and what kind of partitions did you have before? In Disk Management, what do you see where the missing partitions used to be? A screenshot of the Disk Management window would be very helpful.

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adrianloo
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i installed windows 7 RC.. not too sure wat kind of partition i did..and wat the sizes was..
i had 4 partitions... 1 is the main drive which is the C drive... and 3 more for misc stuff..
here is the screenshot below...

Posted 6 years ago
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ScottW
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Disk Management shows only one hard drive of 71.77GB and all of it is allocated to a single C partition.

What is missing? Another drive or some extra partitions on this drive?

Posted 6 years ago
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adrianloo
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Another drive with partitions on it..

Posted 6 years ago
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ScottW
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If the drive is missing from Disk Management, then Windows can't "see" it. You should check in the BIOS to see if the other drive is there. If not, then check the connections for the drives to see that they are getting power, are properly connected to the motherboard, and any jumpers are set properly.

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adrianloo
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ok.. will do that 2moro after class.. will let ya know how things turn out...

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