On my system, the only partition I don't see in Windows Explorer is the boot drive (or system drive as MS puts it) under Windows 7. I have a small 100mb partition dedicated soley for boot files (ntldr, bootmgr, grub etc). << I see this partition under XP and Vista but not in Windows 7 -- no drive letter is assigned.
To the OP:
You should be able to see all partitions with the one exception being if a certain partition was explicitly marked as 'hidden' by your disk partitioning program. On my computer, I have just 1 primary partition (100mb) for boot files, while the rest are all extended logical drives (a total of 7 spanning 3 hard disks).
Quote: Originally Posted by 1Bowtie
Hi and +1 on the Welcome
I have the same setup with XP as my C drive and partitioned it, the difference was i formated the new partition and gave it a drive letter, then installed Win 7 on the newly formated drive. I can see both drives from either side. If you don't format and give it a drive letter Win 7 will always take the letter C as the main OS. Hope this didn't confuse you more.
Interesting... I've always assumed Windows 7 will always take the letter C as the main OS regardless
of whether or not the partition was pre-formatted.