Hard Drive Partition Missing or Corrupted

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by htd_virus, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. htd_virus

    htd_virus MDL Novice

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    I removed Windows XP Sp3 and Installed Windows 7 in my PC. After completing the installation I saw that my one partition(drive of 35.46GB) was missing. Can any body plz fix my problem. Plz help me.
     

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  2. ambidav

    ambidav MDL Guru

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    In disk management try right click on the partitions you do not need and delete volume on all! except for the partition your windows 7 is installed! Then you will have unallocated space from which you can create a new volume! maybe this helps??
     
  3. kubato

    kubato MDL Member

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    OK so you had a 12,26,35 GB partitions and now you lost your last 35 GB partition? If yes, get this tool and it will repair your partition info.

    1. "Partition Table Doctor 3.5" do search on bitsnoop.
     
  4. htd_virus

    htd_virus MDL Novice

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    I liked your suggestion. But I have my all important files and my backup in that drive. Please give some new ideas.
     
  5. urie

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  6. spacednow

    spacednow MDL Member

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    #6 spacednow, Aug 19, 2010
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  7. htd_virus

    htd_virus MDL Novice

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    Thanx for the help. I got a small hint. I can open that drive with the help of Hiren 10.1 and I can have full access. Can't we do something else to unhide it.
     
  8. NoJuan999

    NoJuan999 Experienced SLIC Tool Operator

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    As Spacednow stated you can usually just assign it a Drive letter in Disk Management.
    Right click on the unassigned partition and choose change Drive Letter and Paths... and choose a drive letter for that Partition.
    This is a common problem when removing XP and Installing Win 7.
     
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  9. yeah1314

    yeah1314 MDL Novice

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    Yeah, do as ambidav said, we also can find the answer, but I think it is a little complex, because I have try.
    If we have to choose a 3rdsoftware to finish the operation, I'd like to choose the Partition Assistant, I have heard that this software it is easy to use and gained the people's high appraisement.
    I have search on its main website, it has Home Edition, this is the free edition.
    Take more information, please visit the website: extend-partition.com/download.html
     
  10. venu

    venu MDL Addicted

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    Dude, if you have critical data on that 35 gb, just back it up first either from Hiren CD or a live linux CD. Everything else can follow.
     
  11. Hellstalker

    Hellstalker MDL Junior Member

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    #11 Hellstalker, Apr 9, 2011
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    I just came up with a similar problem. Last night I shut down the PC as always and this morning : ***POOOOFFF*** gone was my D: drive (320 WD SATA a 35 Gb Windows 7 partition and a 285 Gb MAIN Data drive). Im currently at work right now and I havent been able to properly diagnose what happened but Im alread having stomach aches just thinking that I may have lost everything in there.

    Will assigning a letter to that particular space destroy the data there? I need to recover my data and wouldnt want to loose anything.
    Thanks
     
  12. Hellstalker

    Hellstalker MDL Junior Member

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    MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition did the trick, I recovered everything not without sweating cold and and having my stomach upside down in the process, thanks to all
     
  13. zahnoo

    zahnoo MDL Senior Member

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    +1 Best suggestion I've read all night.
     
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