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Windows 7: System deleted two partitions instead of one

30 Sep 2012   #11
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edwar View Post
To keep it short a Primary Partition is both a separate Partition and a Drive. You can only have 4 Primary partitions on any one Physical hard drive.

To get around the limit of 4 Partitions/Drives on any one physical drive they came up with Extended Partitions with Logical drives. In any Extended Partition you can have any # of Logical drives in that partition. Well past the limit of four drives.

Not sure I have really helped but thanks anyway for the "Thank You".
Yeah, I remember that when I have first contact with Windows 98 and I understand everything above. What I don't understand is why deleting one volume pull another two and another two left untouched.


Problem solved I think. Somehow I needed to sacrifice one existing volume and I did it. But before that I copied everything to another partition. When deleted volumes appears in the Partition Wizard all I needed to do was assign a letter.

Again, thank both of you for your time and effort to help :)


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30 Sep 2012   #12
edwar

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Partition [1], Part [2], Part [3], Part [4], Part [5].

Deleting Partition [3] could remove Part [4] & [5] in a Logical drive configuration as I don't think, IIRC, there can be Free Space between Logical drives. They are created one after the other. you use either all of the remaining space for a logical drive or define a set size and it is created after the last one you created. You can't skip a section leaving free space. But then why do you have a 10GBs at the front of the drive? You got me. Maybe for the same reason Windows is install on a Logical drive. That 10GB section may just need to be formatted.
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30 Sep 2012   #13
gregrocker

 

If I were you I would move all of my data to the non-System drive, boot into PW CD to T, Resize C all the way to the left and right by dragging the borders. The OS partition should be on the left-hand side nearest to where the disk reader parks. Partition Wizard Resize Partition Video Help.
How to set partition as Primary or Logical.

Then I would move the data back onto the System HD and repartition the other HD with one or two partitions at most. changing the cables so the System drive is in Disk0.
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30 Sep 2012   #14
mbps

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quite obviously the three partitions you deleted are there ready to be recovered in the Partition Recovery Wizard results Window. They are labeled Lost/Deleted.

I don't know why you also chose the two partitions which were not deleted but that is what it's prompting you about. Uncheck Misc and System partitions. Then Finish the Recovery.
Because PW wanted to delete all that what was unchecked. And it's confirmed, I unchecked "Misc." and checked all the rest, after applying changes "Misc" volume was deleted.

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You have one of the worst partitioning messes I've ever seen in thousands of provided screenshots . Why you would want such a garble is beyond us but if I were you I would move all of my data to the non-System drive, boot into PW CD to T, Resize C all the way to the left and right by dragging the borders. The OS partition should be on the left-hand side nearest to where the disk reader parks. Partition Wizard Resize Partition Video Help.
How to set partition as Primary or Logical.

Then I would move the data back onto the System HD and repartition the other HD with one or two partitions at most. changing the cables so the System drive is in Disk0.
That's how it all looks after restoration (and before your advice):
System deleted two partitions instead of one-capture4.png

Somehow System partition changed to primary.
Is there any risk to do this resize You talking about with System partition without moving those two Logical Drives? Do I have to move data from those to another Drive to perform to resize System partition?

Again sry for my english. I can imagine that is bigger mess than my partitioning ;p


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30 Sep 2012   #15
gregrocker

 

I see what you mean and congratulate you for getting your data partitions back. But I'm still not sure how those partitions deleted themselves or C converted to Primary by itself.

It already looks better.

Now to make it easier I would download, burn to CD using WIndows Image Burner, then boot into Partition Wizard CD which is needed for failsafe resizing to the left. Rightclick C to Resize, drag left border to the left, click OK, Apply step.

It wasn't as bad as I first thought. And your English is flawless.
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30 Sep 2012   #16
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Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I see what you mean and congratulate you for getting your data partitions back. But I'm still not sure how those partitions deleted themselves or C converted to Primary by itself. :huh:

It already looks better. :geek:

Now to make it easier I would download, burn to CD using WIndows Image Burner, then boot into Partition Wizard CD which is needed for failsafe resizing to the left. Rightclick C to Resize, drag left border to the left, click OK, Apply step.
Have no idea either, lol. Wow, that was really learning experience. One more time - Thank both you for your time, effort and struggle with my english ;))

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It wasn't as bad as I first thought. And your English is flawless.
Well, Thank You :))
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