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Windows 7: D drive gone after win 7 install

14 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 
D drive gone after win 7 install

Hey guys,

I have a problem which I hope you all can help me with.

I have a samsung n120 and I just upgraded to Windows 7. I installed it on my C drive. My computer came with a C and a D drive. After installation. I can't find my D drive which is really frustrating since before the upgrade I transferred all my stuff to the D drive.

Anyone know how I can get it back?

Thanks in advance!

Here's a screenshot of Disk Management (D Drive is not even listed there, but it's the one on the far left - 72.01 GB):




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14 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

Open the disk management right click on the drive and assign it a letter.


Steve
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14 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Hey Steve,

Thanks for the quick reply.

Here's what I get when I try that:


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14 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

Then I would suggest a re-boot and try again.



Steve
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14 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

I did. Still doesn't work :S
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14 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

GA, Welcome to seven forums. This tutorial mentions something about doing this maybe you might have a look. Good luck to you with this problem.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html
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15 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

myzr7,

Thanks, but I already tried that before I posted here. And I tried it again after your suggestion. Gives me the same error.

If you notice at my screenshot, The unnamed HDD (72 GB) is not listed above. Do you think that has something to do with the error?
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15 Aug 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Try with this program. That should work. If you do not want to install it, burn the live CD (on the left pane of the webste). As far as I can see, your former D is unallocated space.
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15 Aug 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Hey whs,

Thanks for your help.

This program shows my 6.00 GB partition as primary and the rest (C and D combined) as unallocated and so I can't do anything with it. Then again, I'm pretty bad at this partition stuff so I may just not know how to use the program properly. I tried reading up on it but it goes over my head. Could you tell me what to do please? Sorry for the bother!

Do you think if I installed XP again, it would show up? And then I could merge the 2 drives together before installing Windows 7? But I'd obviously prefer if I did not have to do that as I don't have my Windows XP CD on me.


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15 Aug 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

ok now i have a HUGE problem...i did partition recovery using that program and my computer rebooted and now it says no operating system...someone help please!! and my computer doesnt have a cd drive because it's a netbook...i have no idead what to do!
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