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Windows 7: Problem while trying to open a Windows 7 hdd partion on another win 7

06 May 2012   #1
digital777

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Problem while trying to open a Windows 7 hdd partion on another win 7

Hi All

My laptop just died on me(lcd died, [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]hdd[/COLOR][/COLOR] is fine), and I am in dire need of recovering my data from my hdd. I hooked up my [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]laptop[/COLOR][/COLOR] HDD to my pc (Which is also windows 7, same as my laptop).

My laptop hdd had two partitions. One where i had the OS and most of my programs. And a second partition where i kept some more stuff.

The HDD was 300gb. 100Gb for system partition and 200 for the other one.

When I hooked up my laptop HDD to my desktop (as an extra hdd) my desktop pc shows two new hdds(cos of the two partitions). It shows the following


New Volume K (83 gb free of 200gb)
System reserved 61 mb free of 99mb << this partition is actually 100gb


I believe that the Windows 7 in my PC is [COLOR=blue !important][COLOR=blue !important]not [COLOR=blue !important]recognizing[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR] it because that partition has windows 7 from my laptop in it. Is there any way I can access it? Please let me know
(ps: I am able to access the data in the New Volume K)

Thanks heaps!


pps : My OS is windows 7 64 bit on both machines


The HD partition is now visible. Thank you for the help!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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06 May 2012   #2
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

digital,
Welcome to SevenForums.

With the disk from the laptop connected, carry out following:
HOW TO POST A SNAPSHOT OF DISK MANAGEMENT DISPLAY
Run disk management:
WIN |
type DISKMGMT.MSC | ENTER
WIN=
key with Microsoft logo on top.


Maximize the output of Disk Management:
ALT-Spacebar
key combo | X key (selects Maximize) |
Drag the field separators (such as between Status and Capacity) to show entire field.


Make a snapshot:
WIN |
type SNIPPING | ENTER | New
Drag the cursor around the area you want to snip.
File | Save as | select save location and name | Save


Post the snapshot:
Post a File or Screenshot in Seven Forums
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 May 2012   #3
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

We need to see the Disk Management pics, but it sounds like:

The laptop drive had 3 partitions: System Reserved, C of 100 GB, and another of 200 GB.

Now, when that laptop drive is connected to another PC, you see only 2 of those 3: System Reserved and the 200 GB---with the 100 GB C partition missing.

It may be recoverable using a specialized tool such as Partition Wizard, but we need the screenshot first.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


07 May 2012   #4
digital777

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
digital,
Welcome to SevenForums.

With the disk from the laptop connected, carry out following:
HOW TO POST A SNAPSHOT OF DISK MANAGEMENT DISPLAY
Run disk management:
WIN |
type DISKMGMT.MSC | ENTER
WIN=
key with Microsoft logo on top.


Maximize the output of Disk Management:
ALT-Spacebar
key combo | X key (selects Maximize) |
Drag the field separators (such as between Status and Capacity) to show entire field.


Make a snapshot:
WIN |
type SNIPPING | ENTER | New
Drag the cursor around the area you want to snip.
File | Save as | select save location and name | Save


Post the snapshot:
Post a File or Screenshot in Seven Forums

Hi
Thank you for the welcome!. Luckily the pc was able to recognize the HD partition when i reconnected it! . Thank you for your prompt reply though!

regards
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 May 2012   #5
digital777

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
We need to see the Disk Management pics, but it sounds like:

The laptop drive had 3 partitions: System Reserved, C of 100 GB, and another of 200 GB.

Now, when that laptop drive is connected to another PC, you see only 2 of those 3: System Reserved and the 200 GB---with the 100 GB C partition missing.

It may be recoverable using a specialized tool such as Partition Wizard, but we need the screenshot first.

Hi, thank you for the helpful reply. The PC picked up the partition when i reconnected the drive after disconnecting it. Dunno why it didn't pick it up the first time, But i'm pretty glad that it did now

Thanks again
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 May 2012   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Glad that we could be of assistance and to hear that all is well.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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