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Windows 7: All of my Partitions disappeared and I cannot make them active.

11 Dec 2012   #11
gregrocker

 

This tutorial may explain it better:
http://www.partitionwizard.com/help/...-recovery.html


It should label the missing partition Lost/Deleted for you to select, but if not you might have to figure it out by its position on the disk.

If you need help figuring out which is the Recovered partition you need, post back a screenshot of the maximized Partition Wizard results window:

Type Snipping Tool in Start Search box.
Open Tool, select Rectangular Snip,
Draw box around the results, save Snip, attach using Paper Clip in Reply box.


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11 Dec 2012   #12
Brandon138

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

I'm sorry Greg, this is taking forever, but its at 89%. I'm just looking at the results it's found so far, and there are a whole bunch of partitions marked "boot" with with a used space of 2.45mb out of a total of 3.01mb and they are all marked "lost/deleted." The partition that I wanted to make visible again in the "my computer" screen(HHD Recovery Drive), is marked as "existing." Maybe that will all clear up when the scan finishes, but thats what I see so far, and post the picture of what I am talking about in a few minutes when it finishes.
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11 Dec 2012   #13
gregrocker

 

The only partition I see which is lost in your Disk Mgmt screenshot is the 13.33gb one:



Recovery is apparently intact although it's files are always hidden. You can check by unhiding System and Hidden files at Control Panel>Folder Options>View. But it's marked Active therefore booting Win7 so if it will start then that partition is intact.

What's missing also is the System label on the Recovery partition. Did you run the 3 Startup Repairs I suggested to see if that resolves?
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11 Dec 2012   #14
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

What's the problem? Partition table looks fine. It lists the two partitions as 100% free because it doesn't know it is a ntfs partition. Did it know before? Were drive letters assigned? Please do in elevated command prompt:
Code:
diskpart
sel  disk  0
sel part 1
det  part
sel part 3
det part
exit
Post output
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11 Dec 2012   #15
Brandon138

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Okay, when Partition Wizard finished my computer Blue Screened, it said that a problem had been detected, and it was shutting down to prevent damage. It gave a name to the error but the computer turned off before i could write it down. However, I had just finished snipping the results, so here is everything, including my disk manager screen and my computer screen.All of my Partitions disappeared and I cannot make them active.-capture.png

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11 Dec 2012   #16
Brandon138

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Would you now recommend that I run the system repair disk? And if so, how exactly do I go about it? I already made the disk, do I just stick it in and let it take over, or what?
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11 Dec 2012   #17
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brandon138 View Post
Okay, when Partition Wizard finished my computer Blue Screened, it said that a problem had been detected, and it was shutting down to prevent damage. It gave a name to the error but the computer turned off before i could write it down. However, I had just finished snipping the results, so here is everything, including my disk manager screen and my computer screen.Attachment 245189

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What's wrong with the output?? It looks quite normal to me. The 13.33GB partition is just "hidden" as it was always most likely. What are you trying to achieve?
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11 Dec 2012   #18
Brandon138

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

I was worried when all my partitions, except for my c: drive disappeared. I could not even use my CD/DVD drive, the computer did not know it was there. I was able to recover that by following the many fixes posted all over for that problem. But my D: partition never appeared again in the "my computer" screen. So I mentioned this concern on this forum and posted a picture of my disk management screen to ask if anything was amiss, and Greg gave me some ideas to try to fix it.

However, I just got really scared after running the partition wizard, because my computer has never "blue screened before." I am obviously ignorant when it comes to this, what do you think I should do, or are you saying there is no problem?

A letter was assigned to the recovery, it was D: and it disappeared, if that is normal, then I have no problem, but Greg told me to try a few things.
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11 Dec 2012   #19
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

What do you mean ALL your partitions ? How many did you have ?

Did you have a D: partition ? How big was it ?

I think you are fine.

Although, you should break C: in half to start storing your data on.
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11 Dec 2012   #20
Brandon138

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brandon138 View Post
I was worried when all my partitions, except for my c: drive disappeared. I could not even use my CD/DVD drive, the computer did not know it was there. I was able to recover that by following the many fixes posted all over for that problem. But my D: partition never appeared again in the "my computer" screen. So I mentioned this concern on this forum and posted a picture of my disk management screen to ask if anything was amiss, and Greg gave me some ideas to try to fix it.

However, I just got really scared after running the partition wizard, because my computer has never "blue screened before." I am obviously ignorant when it comes to this, what do you think I should do, or are you saying there is no problem?

A letter was assigned to the recovery, it was D: and it disappeared, if that is normal, then I have no problem, but Greg told me to try a few things.
Yes sir, I had a D: partition, I guess thats what I meant, the CD/DVD drive disappeared as well and I had to go into the registry manager to fix it, I learned how to do that in this forum.

If I'm confused, and just fighting a battle that does not need to be fought, then please tell me, I just want to make sure my computer appears healthy from your end.
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