strange occurance

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by coolwalker, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. coolwalker

    coolwalker MDL Novice

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    Alright...I loaded a retail version of 7 this morning (at home). No problems it seemed. I already had 3 partitions, two of which had operating systems, one XP Pro 64 bit and the other the rtm of 7 and one was strictly for files (the windows section had been removed previously). When the new os loaded I went right away to see my drives and what I saw was that the one partition that had the programs/files I stored was not there. Thje new OS which I labeled "Z" had now become "C", which was the one I wanted to locate.

    So I rebooted and sure enough I had 3 choices to make so I took the XP and it loaded with no issues. I went to look at the drives/partitions and sure enough the old "C" was there with all my files intact and working.

    So, does anyone know why I can't access those files or even see them when I am in the newest OS? My main issue is my COD files. I play it every night to unwind and I want to play it on the new OS because I have seen a dramatic increase in FPS in the RTO version of 7 (which expires in March). Is there a way to make some kind of link from the XP drive to the new one? I need something that works fairly fast as my time is always limited with 3 young kids and a wife that is a teacher who always wants something when I get ready to play COD. This is no laughing matter, even though it is a bit funny.
     
  2. coolwalker

    coolwalker MDL Novice

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    93 people have looked at this and no one has any suggestions?
     
  3. Tripa

    Tripa MDL Member

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    I really don't fully understand your problem.
    Are you saying that you can't see a partition?

    You can run "diskmgmt.msc" and assign a drive letter if there's a partition without a drive letter.

    but, again, I don't know if that's your problem, sorry
     
  4. genuine555

    genuine555 MDL Expert

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    Looks like that partition gets hidden whenever booting in your win7.

    Try a partitioning software like partition wizard to unhide it.
    Also it seems that there are still some bootfiles/systemfiles on that hidden partition, cause win7 recognizes it as another system or boot partition, and hides it.

    Another posability could be (allthough less likely) that it's a dynamic volume, which is offline. Look in -> control panel (large pics view) / system management / computer management / disc management.
    See if that partition is shown as offline. then rightclick it and choose -> bring online.

    Also : Try EasyBCD 2.0 to see if your bootmanagement is configured correctly.
     
  5. rdyoung

    rdyoung MDL Novice

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    By default windows usually sets the current system drive as "C:". Can you see the drive on which COD is installed in My computer? If not you will need to go into disk management and assign a letter. Not sure how you have it installed, if its a normal install, it may or may not work right in another os without being reinstalled, If however you have a no cd cr*ck for it, the only way I roll with games, then it may be "portable" to some extent...
     
  6. coolwalker

    coolwalker MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the advice. I will try the 1st suggestion then if that doesn't work I'll look into the 2nd one when I get home tonight. Again I appreciate you suggestion(s), even if they fail to work.
     
  7. coolwalker

    coolwalker MDL Novice

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    The Drive which I have renamed to "X" says it's healthy and a Primary Partition, just like the other 2...My "C" drive is Logical Drive...

    It simply won't be seen from my latest W7...from my XP pro and the limited W7 I can access it. Any other suggestions?
     
  8. gentoo

    gentoo MDL Senior Member

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    So let me if I understand. From Windows 7 you cannot see your Windows xp partition? If this is the case then follow these instructions.

    In Windows 7 run diskmgmt.msc or bring up Computer Management->Disk Management from Control Panel. You can then graphically see what drive letter are assigned to which partitions. If the XP partition does not have a drive letter in Windows 7 you can assign one through this interface.
     
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  9. coolwalker

    coolwalker MDL Novice

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    I've got a Drive Letter (X) and it "use to have" an OS in it, but I took it out leaving nothing but files. I can see it and access it through two of 3 OS's, but not through my latest W7. Does this make sense?
     
  10. gentoo

    gentoo MDL Senior Member

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    In that case try what genuine555 suggested and see if that fixes it.
     
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  11. coolwalker

    coolwalker MDL Novice

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    Gonna' try that, so I'm switching OS's now...c'ya' in-a-bit