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Windows 7: Drive gone at installing Windows 7

21 Dec 2013   #1
straubalexander

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Drive gone at installing Windows 7

When I installed Windows 7 on my Computer,it asked where I want to install Windows 7. I had 3 drives to choose there!50GB,20GB, and 500GB.I chose the 50GB.After I did all the stuff after installing,The 20GB Drive is gone.It was never there after I installed Windows.I ignored it as it is only 20GB.But I need it back now!What do I need to do?
Thanks


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21 Dec 2013   #2
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

How did you determine that the 20GB drive is "gone"?

Open the Disk Management tool, scroll down through the list of drives -- and confirm that the 20GB is not listed lower in the list and simply not assigned a drive letter.
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21 Dec 2013   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Straub, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please go ahead and post a screenshot showing the full layout of your Disk Management first to see what the issue may be.

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21 Dec 2013   #4
straubalexander

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

The 20GB drive isn't there.There is only 2 Drives there(Except System Reserve).Here is the photo:

Mark,the drive was there when I installed windows 7,where I want to install windows 7.But it's not in here:(I forgot the name)
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21 Dec 2013   #5
gregrocker

 

The 20gb has been deleted as it is now Free Space meaning nothing is there. What is it that was there that you need now?

If you know for sure the 20gb partition was there before and can't do without it then you can try to undelete it using Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Wizard - Video Help.

Once you've dealt with that: your Win7 partition is also too small and needs to borrow some space from D. This can be done easily using Partition Wizard which will allow borrowing space from a partition of another type (Logical): How to extend partition easily with Partition Wizard - video help.

This is why its best during an install to back up all of your files and delete all partitions to start fresh. Your files should always be backed up anyway since they could be lost if the HD dies.
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21 Dec 2013   #6
straubalexander

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
The 20gb has been deleted as it is now Free Space meaning nothing is there. What is it that was there that you need now?

If you know for sure the 20gb partition was there before and can't do without it then you can try to undelete it using Partition Wizard Partition Recovery Wizard - Video Help.

Once you've dealt with that: your Win7 partition is also too small and needs to borrow some space from D. This can be done easily using Partition Wizard which will allow borrowing space from a partition of another type (Logical): How to extend partition easily with Partition Wizard - video help.

This is why its best during an install to back up all of your files and delete all partitions to start fresh. Your files should always be backed up anyway since they could be lost if the HD dies.
Thanks,the drive was only unlocated.Problem solved.Close this Topic or I dunno what...
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