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Windows 7: Partition not Showing in Win7 After Rescan in Disk Management

14 May 2012   #1
was33m

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Partition not Showing in Win7 After Rescan in Disk Management

Hi there,

I've a Hitachi 500GB SATA HDD, Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit. The other day i was just playing around with Disk Management and unintentionally right clicked on one of my drives and clicked "Rescan". The Disk Management did something for a while and then my PC restarted and that particular drive disappeared in my computer. Although I'm able to see the partition in Disk management but not in the list of volumes but in the bottom view of my disk. That partition does not have a Drive letter, I've tired to change the drive letter but it says "the disk management view is not up to date" I've tried some partition Manager software to assign a letter to my drive but all in vain. I've also found a solution to the error "the disk management view is not up to date" by updating my windows but that too didnt work for me. I've very important data on that drive and i really want it back. Tried every single thing googling around and used DiskPart in MS Dos also, nothing worked. Any suggestions?


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14 May 2012   #2
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by was33m View Post
Hi there,

I've a Hitachi 500GB SATA HDD, Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit. The other day i was just playing around with Disk Management and unintentionally right clicked on one of my drives and clicked "Rescan". The Partition Manager did something for a while and then my PC restarted and that particular drive disappeared in my computer. Although I'm able to see the partition in Disk management but not in the list of volumes but in the bottom view of my disk. That partition does not have a Drive letter, I've tired to change the drive letter but it says "the disk management view is not up to date" I've tried some partition software to assign a letter to my drive but all in vain. I've also found a solution to the error "the disk management view is not up to date" by updating my windows but that too didnt work for me. I've very important data on that drive and i really want it back. Tried every single thing googling around and used DiskPart in MS Dos also, nothing worked. Any suggestions?
You don't mention the product you tried, but MiniTool Partition Wizard is a solid product which has great instructions for usage on their web site. Additionally, they provide free e-mail support and have been very responsive to my requests for help.

You can visit their site at;

Free Partition Magic alternative, partition manager freeware, partition magic server, partition magic Windows 7 and free Partition Manager software for Windows 7/8/VISTA/XP/2000 and Windows Server 2003/2008/2000.

HTH
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14 May 2012   #3
was33m

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Sir George,

I've tried MiniTool Partition Wizard, Acronis Partition Manager. Tried assigning the letter to the drive with both these tools and they did allow me to assign a letter but when i restarted, the partition still didn't show up.
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14 May 2012   #4
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by was33m View Post
Sir George,

I've tried MiniTool Partition Wizard, Acronis Partition Manager. Tried assigning the letter to the drive with both these tools and they did allow me to assign a letter but when i restarted, the partition still didn't show up.
Did you read the part where I said they have free e-mail support and are very responsive? I would suggest giving it a try.
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14 May 2012   #5
Bumpkin

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I'll bet if you post a screen shot of your Disk Management window someone will come along and see what the problem is.
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14 May 2012   #6
gregrocker

 

Maximize Disk Mgmt window, include map an listings showing everything in screenshot
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