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Windows 7: Recover disappearing partition

08 Apr 2013   #1
hastyle

windows 7 Ultimate 32bit & 64bit
 
 

Hey guys, i tried to split an external hard drive i bought , and for some reason teh unallocated partition could not be formated or deleted, so i got partition magic, and as i booted up it gave me some error and i click yes to fix, and now my main hard drive is missing a partition , aggh i can see it in the disk management, but not sure what to do since i got a lot of work data on there.

Disk0 is missing the E drive ( 305.77 gb)

Disk 2 is the external i just bought

any suggestions?

thanks.

I got EASEUS and got my external merge and formatted properly, while i was at it, i took a glance at my computer drive, its showing the missing drive and i can explore it and view all the files using easeus, not sure what to do from here.




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08 Apr 2013   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello hastyle,

You might see if you may be able to assign (add) a drive letter back to the 305.77 GB partition on Disk 0 to see if you will be able to access it normally afterwards.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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09 Apr 2013   #3
hastyle

windows 7 Ultimate 32bit & 64bit
 
 

dam didnt work.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello hastyle,

You might see if you may be able to assign (add) a drive letter back to the 305.77 GB partition on Disk 0 to see if you will be able to access it normally afterwards.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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09 Apr 2013   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Go ahead and post another screenshot showing the full layout of Disk Management to see what it shows now.
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09 Apr 2013   #5
hastyle

windows 7 Ultimate 32bit & 64bit
 
 

its still showing the same thing for my laptop drive
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09 Apr 2013   #6
gregrocker

 

If you've been around here for 103 posts you should know by now that we use free Partition Wizard
boot CD which has never failed in countless thousands of paritioning operations, while all others can and will fail except Disk Mgmt.

But most haven't been here long enough to remember we identified early on that Partition Magic will ruin Win7.

What I would do is boot PW CD to run Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Wizard - Video Help. It will recover any partition that's only been deleted and not formatted over. If you've formatted it since then you'll have to try data recovery software which is not promising for that.
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11 Apr 2013   #7
hastyle

windows 7 Ultimate 32bit & 64bit
 
 

agh i guess i miss that memo ( at a costly price) ok i tried partition wizard, when i got into the program it recognize the partition as normal , so when i did hte scan it didn't find any unallocated partition


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11 Apr 2013   #8
gregrocker

 

What was the problem with assigning a drive letter in Disk Mgmt to the partition which appears to still be intact and full?

If it won't assign in Disk mgmt using the tutorial Brink posted then try Partition Wizard home version which gives you access to drive letters not available in boot mode.

If not and you can browse the data in PW as with Easeus then you can copy it out using the Win7 DVD or Repair CD with this method: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
or Paragon Rescue Kit Free Edition 11.0 Free CD.

Then delete the partition and recreate it as Logical data partition: Partition Wizard Create Partition Video Help
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11 Apr 2013   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hastyle,

I noticed the thread is marked solved, so I just wanted to check in with you to make sure you got it sorted.
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11 Apr 2013   #10
hastyle

windows 7 Ultimate 32bit & 64bit
 
 

hey no i have no solved the problem.

greg, i tried disk mgmt and this is the error i got (check attach image) just tried PW home version, said it was successful, but nothing appears in my computer, rebooted and the partition is still not here.

I will give the copy and paste a try, i notice in PW there is almost a similar feature to copy a partition or an entire drive, is that feature not as good as the one you recommended?

thanks.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What was the problem with assigning a drive letter in Disk Mgmt to the partition which appears to still be intact and full?

If it won't assign in Disk mgmt using the tutorial Brink posted then try Partition Wizard home version which gives you access to drive letters not available in boot mode.

If not and you can browse the data in PW as with Easeus then you can copy it out using the Win7 DVD or Repair CD with this method: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console
or Paragon Rescue Kit Free Edition 11.0 Free CD.

Then delete the partition and recreate it as Logical data partition: Partition Wizard Create Partition Video Help


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