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Windows 7: Recovery portion only being used on computer


16 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Recovery portion only being used on computer

I reinstalled my windows 7 home premium on my computer all of my old data files such as music,videos etc are still on the drive but it wont access it its only using the recovery part and how can i get it to use all of the hard drive on my computer because the recovery is only holding 15 gb and my actual hard drive has 600 gb on it and it doesnt use it

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16 Nov 2012   #2

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

What makes you say the files are still there ? ?
The Recovery partition contains none of your files...it contains the data used to take the PC back to Day 1 status...
9 times out of 10 when you run a re-install with whatever method all your data and apps are gone.

You may want to stop using it and try a data recovery app such as Recuva...or GetDataBack...but no guarantees...
A data recovery service is another option ...but you won't like the prices.
Time to start considering a solid backup strategy...but i fear the horse is already out of the Barn.
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16 Nov 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map and listings:

1. Type Disk Management in Start Search box.
2. Open Disk Mgmt. window and maximize it.
3. Type Snipping Tool in Start Search box.
4. Open Snipping Tool, choose Rectangular Snip, click New, draw a box around full drive map and all listings.
5, Save Snip, attach using paper clip in Reply Box.

Tell us what is on each partition. Then please try to explain in plain English what you did and what the problem is now because what you wrote makes no sense at all.
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