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Windows 7: HDD free space lost in Space....

13 Jan 2011   #1
voorhees333

Win 7 HP x64
 
 
HDD free space lost in Space....

Hi

My laptop has 2x 7,200RMP ~320 GB hardrives. Previously I was using Vista and all partitions were devided equally (~150 GB) . After I've installed Win7 on C, part. D (which also has recovery files) suddenly became 13 GB,whilst other ones stayed the same.
So my question is where did the other 135 GB go ?

Thx in advance


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13 Jan 2011   #2
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Try posting a screen shot of disk mgmt so we can give a more accurate answer.
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13 Jan 2011   #3
voorhees333

Win 7 HP x64
 
 

Here it is
Btw just found out that it's physically there, but not shown nor named. How come so ?http://www.freeimagehosting.net/imag...912d061e3b.jpg
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13 Jan 2011   #4
MadHacker

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

There's nothing missing, although you do have one partition that doesn't have a drive letter assigned to it. Right click on the the first partition of drive 1 and select "Change drive letters and path" in order to make it available to windows
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13 Jan 2011   #5
voorhees333

Win 7 HP x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadHacker View Post
There's nothing missing, although you do have one partition that doesn't have a drive letter assigned to it. Right click on the the first partition of drive 1 and select "Change drive letters and path" in order to make it available to windows
That's just the prob, nothing (except Delete & Help) is available in the menu.
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13 Jan 2011   #6
MadHacker

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Try formatting the partition as NTFS from disk management first
If that doesnt work you will have to do it via elevated command prompt:
type cmd from the start menu > right click and select run as administrator
in the command window type the following one at a time and press enter after each command:

diskpart
sel disk 1
sel par 1
format /fs:ntfs /q
assign
exit

That should solve your problem
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13 Jan 2011   #7
voorhees333

Win 7 HP x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadHacker View Post
In that case you will have to do it via elevated command prompt:
type cmd from the start menu > right click and select run as administrator
in the command window type the following one at a time and press enter after each command:

diskpart
sel disk 1
sel par 1
assign
exit

That should solve your problem
Still nothing : "No volume given. Please select a volume and try again"
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13 Jan 2011   #8
MadHacker

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

try it again as posted now.. I edited my last post after I noticed the partition wasn't formatted
otherwise type

list vol
sel vol (the one that has no drive letter assigned)
assign
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13 Jan 2011   #9
voorhees333

Win 7 HP x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MadHacker View Post
try it again as posted now.. I edited my last post after I noticed the partition wasn't formatted
otherwise type

list vol
sel vol (the one that has no drive letter assigned)
assign
Tried formating: but says: "Argument invalid"
Second option didn't work either, cuze this partition isn't even listed.
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13 Jan 2011   #10
MadHacker

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

That's strange because if it's listed in disk management, you should be able to right click on the partition to format it, then assign a drive letter. At this point I am out of ideas
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