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Windows 7: Partitioning, Windows 7 will not show 2nd partition in My Computer

24 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Partitioning, Windows 7 will not show 2nd partition in My Computer

Hi,

I sure hope someone will be able to help me on this.
I partitioned a 2Tb hardrive into 3 partitions but Windows 7(64bit) is hiding the 2nd primary partition, it is not showing up in the My Computer.

It shows as hidden in EaseUS and I can't change the drive name via Disk Management because the options are all grayed out except for the "Delete Volume" and no option to change drive letter in EaseUS..

I have formatted the drive and had deleted it too and create a new partition but still the same. All 3 partitions are NTFS and the 3rd one is logical.
I have made it unhidden by the Partition Manager and it shows up in My Computer until I reboot and it's hidden again.

I am hoping to create a dual boot system that's why I created 3 partitions (2 OSes and 1 storage).
Does anyone know what's wrong here?
Thanks for any input.

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24 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums, Techmenot.

Please post a screenshot of your expanded Disk Management layout so that we can give you good advice.

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24 Oct 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Here are the screenshots, thanks.


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24 Oct 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The partition mark "OS" 122.11 GB is the one that is not showing in My Computer.
The "STORE N GO"(G) on the left .png is a flashdrive that someone had left plugged in when the screenshot was taken..
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24 Oct 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Thanks for the screenshots, but we need to see which is the active partition.

Can you please expand Disk Management so that we can see which is the active partition and post another screenshot?
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24 Oct 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I'm sorry I don't know how to expand Disk Management, if you don't mind telling me how to do it would be great.

I thought the active partition is only the C:\ since that is where Windows 7 is and I didn't make the other drives active.
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24 Oct 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

When I stretched the window bigger, it is the C:\ that shows:

Healthy (System, Boot, Page File, Active, Crash Dump, Primary Partition.


The drive with 122.11 GB shows Healthy (Primary Partition)

The Storage (H) shows Healthy (Logical Drive)

The 9.77 GB drive(which I didn't create) shows Healthy (Primary Partition)
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24 Oct 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Is this what you want to see, I thought was a specific "expand" button somewhere in Disk Management.


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24 Oct 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I'm not absolutely sure what has gone wrong here, but I'd be inclined to delete the three partitions after your OS drive and start again.

When you use Partition Wizard, how are you using it?

If you download PW to your hard drive and run it from there, experience has shown that doing things that way can lead to problems.

The best way is to download the Partition Wizard ISO, burn the ISO to a blank disc, and then boot into it to carry out your drive partition creation and resizing.

I'll be away from my computer for the rest of the day so I'm hoping someone else will jump in if you need more help.
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24 Oct 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

If your talking about the 122 GB partition, and it gives you the option to delete it.
Do that and then format it and give it a letter. That should be all you have to do.
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