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Windows 7: New partition not showing for me to use

27 Aug 2012   #1
tmaloneblrdg

Windows 7 Home 64-bit
 
 
New partition not showing for me to use

I followed the instructions in the tutorial to create a new partition or volume and it is not showing in either MyComputer or in the Computer Management. I want to utilize this for my data so that if my computer crashes I will not lose all my data.


This is a screen shot of the Computer Management and this is the error I get consistently even after restarting my computer.


Any help would be appreciated.


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27 Aug 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello tmaloneblrdg, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm sorry, but your images were broken. Could you please upload them again?

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27 Aug 2012   #3
tmaloneblrdg

Windows 7 Home 64-bit
 
 
screen shots

sorry about that here are the two screen shots.

as I stated before I have restarted both the computer management as well as my pc several times and still get this response.


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-computer-management.jpg   -computer-management-error.jpg  
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27 Aug 2012   #4
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Have you attempted to assign a drive letter to that 288 GB partition?

Have you then done a "refresh" or "rescan" from the "action" menu in Disk Management?
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27 Aug 2012   #5
tmaloneblrdg

Windows 7 Home 64-bit
 
 

When I first tried to set it up I assigned E for the drive letter - then this is what I got. I have tried to right click to change drive letter or path and then I get the error. I have refreshed from within computer management several times and it still is not working.
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27 Aug 2012   #6
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

I think maybe you just created an "extended" partition.

Partition / Extended : Logical Drives

That's not enough. You have to then create a "logical" partition inside that extended. Then assign drive letter, etc.

Do you see a "logical" choice?
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27 Aug 2012   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Delete it and this time make it a primary partition, not a logical drive. Also you could change your cd rom to a higher letter, ( before you make your new partition ) that way when you make more partitions, the drive letters stay alphabetical.
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27 Aug 2012   #8
tmaloneblrdg

Windows 7 Home 64-bit
 
 

I deleted the volume. I deleted the partition. All it would allow me to do is create a new simple volume. I followed the wizard to create a new simple volume. It created it as a logical partition and after "thinking" for about 1-2 minutes pops up the same error as in my screen shots above.

I just love how they make it sound so easy - yet it isn't.
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27 Aug 2012   #9
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Have you recently run sfc /scannow from a command prompt?

Have you recently run checkdisk to check the drive for errors?
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27 Aug 2012   #10
tmaloneblrdg

Windows 7 Home 64-bit
 
 

I went to command prompt as you suggested to run the sfc /scannow and it tells me must be an administrator running a console session
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