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Windows 7: Items showing on My Computer but do not exist


23 Mar 2012   #11

MS Win Vista SP2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StalkeR View Post
I don't think that this is result of virus. Can you post screenshot from Disk Management ?
As sevixen said above, I think that it may be result of unsuccessful installation.


Everything is ok. The 25 GB partition is the ASUS recovery and the 15,63 and 3,72 GB are from my Ubuntu installation.

I believe this problem appeared when I was playing making partition on my USB flash drive...

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24 Mar 2012   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 - Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kodiak View Post

Everything is ok. The 25 GB partition is the ASUS recovery and the 15,63 and 3,72 GB are from my Ubuntu installation.

I believe this problem appeared when I was playing making partition on my USB flash drive...
That can be problem.
Windows 7 partition and ASUS recovery partition but Ubuntu....
Maybe you cant see these partitions because (maybe) that partition use other format system and Windows 7 cant read this......

That can be your problem.

Trinty.
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24 Mar 2012   #13

MS Win Vista SP2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Trinty View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kodiak View Post

Everything is ok. The 25 GB partition is the ASUS recovery and the 15,63 and 3,72 GB are from my Ubuntu installation.

I believe this problem appeared when I was playing making partition on my USB flash drive...
That can be problem.
Windows 7 partition and ASUS recovery partition but Ubuntu....
Maybe you cant see these partitions because (maybe) that partition use other format system and Windows 7 cant read this......

That can be your problem.

Trinty.
Used the same USB flash and the same program to partition it. Restarted and now its all OK.


Thanks for all the help
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24 Mar 2012   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Something does look odd about your screenshot, though. Is that 4 primary partitions + extended?
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25 Mar 2012   #15

MS Win Vista SP2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sibbil View Post
Is that 4 primary partitions + extended?
How can I see that? They are all on the same hdd...
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25 Mar 2012   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Indeed

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sibbil View Post
Something does look odd about your screenshot, though. Is that 4 primary partitions + extended?
It looks like it to me too.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kodiak View Post
How can I see that? They are all on the same hdd...
Click on picture for animation.
Items showing on My Computer but do not exist-primary-partitions.gif


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25 Mar 2012   #17

MS Win Vista SP2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sibbil View Post
Something does look odd about your screenshot, though. Is that 4 primary partitions + extended?
It looks like it to me too.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kodiak View Post
How can I see that? They are all on the same hdd...
Click on picture for animation.
Attachment 204286
1 - Asus recovery partition
2 - Ubuntu installation
3 - Ubuntu persistence
4 - c: | Windows 7 Ultimate x64

All of these are on the same hdd
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25 Mar 2012   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Not what we meant

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kodiak View Post

1 - Asus recovery partition
2 - Ubuntu installation
3 - Ubuntu persistence
4 - c: | Windows 7 Ultimate x64

All of these are on the same hdd
That's fair enough.
However your picture shows 5 partitions on that HDD.

You can have 4 Primary Partitions on the same HDD, if you only want a maximum of 4 partitions.
If you need/want more than 4 partitions, you can only have 3 Primary Partitions + extra Extended Partition(s).

Quote:
The total data storage space of a PC hard disk can be divided into at most four primary partitions, or alternatively three primary partitions and an extended partition. These partitions are described by 16-byte entries that constitute the Partition Table, located in the master boot record.
Disk partitioning - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Since your HDD has 5 partitions, it shouldn't be able to have 4 Primary Partitions.
Something strange is happening.

What is the 3.72 GB partition?
Is your all of your data backed up?

If you have backed up your data AND there is nothing on the 3.72 GB partition, try deleting it.

Alternatively, you could try to create another partition after "Data G:" and copy the data from the 3.72 GB partition to it and then delete the original 3.72 GB partition.

Another option, wait until one of the HDD experts (on this forum) reads this thread.
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