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Windows 7: Partitioned Drives disappearing after Windows Update


20 Jan 2012   #1

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Partitioned Drives disappearing after Windows Update

Good Afternoon,

I am not sure if this is the best area for the problem I have experienced, so apologies to the moderators in advance if this is the case.

I have a Samsung RV510 laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit. The laptop came with 2 partitions, the OS on one and a second empty partition to use as I wished.

I split the second partition down further, so in effect I had 3 partitions, I wanted to use one of the partitions to store a backup image of the OS and the second I used for large video files and images. Last night the laptop required 66 important updates (via Windows Updates) as it had been offline for some time, so I went through the process of allowing the system to update itself. At times a few updates failed, which I have experienced before, however after a reboot the updates seem to have installed ok.

The next thing I wanted to do was to make a complete backup of the C (OS) Drive onto one of the empty partitions using the built in Samsung Recovery Plus, however when I opened 'My Computer' I could no longer see the 2 partitions I had created previously.

I am now confused as to why the partitions are no longer there. I have used EASEUS Partition Manager Free to create the partitions initially and after creation they worked fine. When I go back in to EASEUS Partition Manager I can see that the 2 partitions are now classed as one, and more importantly I feel that I have lost the partition containing the video files and images referred to earlier.

I hope all of this makes some kind of sense and apologies for waffling on, but I thought it would be important that I list everything down on what I have done so far.

Many thanks in advance for any advice offered.

Best Regards

Paul

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