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Windows 7: Windows lost partition letter and don't recognize format partition

27 Nov 2011   #11
JustBe

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Download livecd Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to boot computer directly to manage partition.
and burn it to CD. Boot from it.

Does it show the ghost partition? There's also a "recover partition" option or something like that
Ok, I can still use Windows. But I don't have access to partition with all my data. Too make it more easy: My CD player doesn't work so I am using the network :-(


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27 Nov 2011   #12
JustBe

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JustBe View Post
Sure, (it's in dutch however).

I formatted partition F. Then I lost my partition D (the partition of 320 Gb): No partition letter, not recognisation anymore of format.
Looking at your screenshot, F: was partition 1, D: was partition 2 of a Logical drive.
Do you have data to save in D:?
D: was my 'data' partition. On F: I had another Windows installation.
C: is my windows installation, and there is one other partition where the OEM Windows is coming from.

Formatting the whole partition again might be not such a problem. I have backed up most important data.

But I prefer a solution where I can just have access again to the partition somehow. I don't have to think so hard then, if I have forgotten something.
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27 Nov 2011   #13
theog

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If you have no DATA to save, take look at those two tutorials:
Partition or Volume - Delete
Partition or Volume - Extend
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27 Nov 2011   #14
Kaktussoft

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So Partition 0 Extended (Uitgebreid) is the problem. Was it always extended or was it a primary partition? BTW I think the recovery software saw this extented partition as well. Or are you very sure it sees a logical partition within this extended partition?
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27 Nov 2011   #15
JustBe

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Partition Wizard actually does see my old partition.
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27 Nov 2011   #16
Kaktussoft

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partition wizard has also a windows version. So if your CD-drive has broken simply try the windows version
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27 Nov 2011   #17
JustBe

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Allright!

Partition works again.

Thanks, for super fast support, Theog & Kaktussoft!

Partition Wizard found data and after a restart my windows explorer could find the partition again as well.
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27 Nov 2011   #18
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JustBe View Post
Partition Wizard actually does see my old partition.
The screenshot you posted is very normal. Was this the screenshot you got when starting PW normally? Or did you perform a partition recovery?
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27 Nov 2011   #19
JustBe

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I did make a recovery. Then it had to apply the pending actions. After a reboot of the computer, I could access the partition again.
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27 Nov 2011   #20
Kaktussoft

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Great you solved the problem. It seems you did delete partition by accident.
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