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Windows 7: Cant edit a partition

10 Sep 2011   #11
gold3n

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The storage volume disappeared! I tried to use recuva to scan it but it wont even recognize the volume. I really need help with this I had SO MUCH important stuff on that volume. After I used the live cd Bill2 linked everything worked fine except for playing music in wmp, I had to delete the files from the library and then re add them. But I do remember yesterday installing an update and then getting a message saying windows may be counterfit. Could either of those things affect this? I just did a system restore but its still just a "free space" volume. If windows thinks its counterfit would it disable logical drives? Could it have been the most recent update? What would cause it to go from a recognzed logical volume to free space??? Im really sweating bullets on this one guys.

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10 Sep 2011   #12
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

gold3n,
You can use Diskpart to see what partition type the partition has.
Go to an elevate command prompt and enter following commands:
DiskPart
List Partition
Select Partition n where ne denotes the number of the partition of interest
Detail Partition which will show you the partition type
Exit to exit diskpart
exit to exit the cmd shell
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10 Sep 2011   #13
gold3n

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

After typing list partition I get this:
There is no disk selected to list partitions.
Select a disk and try again.
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10 Sep 2011   #14
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

List disk, than list partition.
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10 Sep 2011   #15
gold3n

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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10 Sep 2011   #16
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Reword

list disk 0
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10 Sep 2011   #17
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

sorry about the oversight.
Either an earlier list disk or list volume will result in list partition working.


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10 Sep 2011   #18
gold3n

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

edit: Im willing to hop onto teamviewer
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10 Sep 2011   #19
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Partition Types:
00 = Unused empty partition
01 = Fat 12 partition
04 = Fat 16 partition
05 = Extended partition
07 = Windows NT NTFS (IFS) partition
0B = Fat 32 partition
17 = Hidden partition,
27 = OEM Recovery partition
42 = LDM (Local Disk Manager) partition
80 = NTFT partition
C0 = NTFT partition that is part of an NTFT mirror or striped array
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10 Sep 2011   #20
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

corrected diskpart:

Go to an elevate command prompt and enter following commands:
DiskPart
List Disk
Select Disk 0
Detail Disk
to verity that you've got the correct disk
List Partition
Select Partition n where ne denotes the number of the partition of interest
Detail Partition which will show you the partition type
Exit to exit diskpart
exit to exit the cmd shell
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