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Windows 7: Cant edit a partition

10 Sep 2011   #21
gold3n

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The partition that was used for storage doesnt even show up, before it was turned into free space it was labeled H:.


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10 Sep 2011   #22
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

could you carry out the diskpart sequence again and this time change the cmd shell screen to full screen size so that my aging eyes can read the snip you have made?

Thanks.
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10 Sep 2011   #23
gold3n

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No problem
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10 Sep 2011   #24
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Yep, type 0f. If you had win 95, I'd expect to see that.

What have you been doing to get a partition type of 0f?

This does not bode well.

There are a couple of recovery tools although they are not free and I do not know if they will even recover for you.

I'll do some research and see what I can come up with.

Maybe some of the other chaps have actual experience with this problem.
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10 Sep 2011   #25
gold3n

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I dont understand this, Bill2's fix worked perfectly until this morning. What could possibly cause this.
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10 Sep 2011   #26
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

maybe Bill2 has an idea or two. I'm unfamiliar with his fix.
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10 Sep 2011   #27
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
On an mbr disk, you can have a maximum of 3 primary partitions and 1 extended partition (within which you can have lots of logical volumes) which you already have, hence the error.

I suggest you use a 3rd party tool like partition wizard to pull the existing logical to the left to use the unallocated space.

Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD
Bill2 used the above to delete Linux partitions.
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10 Sep 2011   #28
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I don't want to be guilty of any permanent loss, but if the commercial partition recovery programs such as active@
Active@ File Recovery is a file recovery software for Windows

then one can try changing to partition type to 07 with DiskPart. If info no immediately available, then maybe recuva or another recovery program will be of assistance.
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10 Sep 2011   #29
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

For knowledge about partition and size limits, etc. and since this has changed since the Win95 and dos days, then:

nformative regarding the number of partitions and the sizes is:
Reviewing Storage Limits: Local File Systems
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11 Sep 2011   #30
gold3n

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

OK I looked around some and theres a program called testdisk that might be what Im looking for, but I dont know how to use it so is experienced with it feel free to post.

edit: problem fixed using this gem
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