Problem after a clean install

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by izh34, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. izh34

    izh34 MDL Member

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    Hi all. I have a problem with my windows 7 after I make a clean install on my just bought laptop:(. It seems after I had a clean install, my partition only left 1, that is local disk( c: ) while the d: is being located to DVD( d: ). Where is the other partition? Could it be hidden somewhere by windows 7?. Could it be local disk ( e: )? Any suggestion for why this happen?
     
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  2. BubuXP

    BubuXP MDL Member

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    Win7 doesn't assign a drive letter automatically to already existing partitions. You must go in disk management and assign manually a letter.
     
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  3. izh34

    izh34 MDL Member

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    Meaning that I need to manually assign my missing partition myself? Can tell me where to find the disk management?:)
     
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  4. Michel

    Michel MDL Expert

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    Open command prompt (cmd) and type diskmgmt.msc
     
  5. BubuXP

    BubuXP MDL Member

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    I don't know the exact names, (I'm on linux) but it should be:

    Start > right click on Computer > management > on the left pane, search for disk management
     
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  6. izh34

    izh34 MDL Member

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    ok, i found it and has assign my partition primary partition, C:, and my D: as my logical partition (it is written in bracket there). But now my DVD-ROM is not appear anywhere! any suggestion?
     
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    izh34 MDL Member

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    #7 izh34, Aug 19, 2009
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  8. izh34

    izh34 MDL Member

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    What do u mean by that? I have partition C:, D: and no DVD-ROM device detected.
     
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  9. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

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    go into disk management, and then right click on the DVD Drive and assign it a drive letter. If you can provide a screen shot of your disk management screen it will help us help you.
     
  10. izh34

    izh34 MDL Member

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  11. Mr Jinje

    Mr Jinje MDL Expert

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    Maybe I would check the Device Manager and find your DVD Drive and check to see if the driver is working properly or if Driver shows error. Sometimes uninstalling the DVD Drive than "Scanning for Hardware Changes" will work. Sometimes you may need to reboot for hardware to be recognized.

    If that don't work can think of one more thing you could try.
     
  12. weinter

    weinter MDL Member

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    Or you could check your DVD cable make sure it is secure.
    And enter BIOS configuration menu if your DVD is Parallel ATA (PATA) make sure the controller is enabled NOT set to Serial ATA (SATA) only.
     
  13. izh34

    izh34 MDL Member

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    I have decided to make dual boot to compare it vista. What did I found is that vista has no problem detecting my DVD device while win7 has. Could this be my win7 DVD problem? cuz I burn it from the ISO. Or the windows it self?
     
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  14. Mr Jinje

    Mr Jinje MDL Expert

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    Really, you installed Windows 7 from a DVD and it installed just fine and you were able to log in at least once, correct ? I read in your first post that your D: drive was your DVD proving it was working after the install. That tells me the problem is not your burnt DVD or the DVD drive itself. Did you check the device manager, what did that say ?
     
  15. izh34

    izh34 MDL Member

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    Yeah. But after I reboot it, this problem happen. It only detects my DVD if I eject it or put a DVD in it. But this doesn't occur when I boot with vista. Just happen with win7.

    I have check it and no questions mark appear at any devices.:confused:
     
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