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Windows 7: Hard Drive Healthy and a Primary Partition but inaccessible

04 Nov 2011   #1
warfarfick

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Hard Drive Healthy and a Primary Partition but inaccessible

I've just installed windows 7 ultimate 64 bit on my new laptop and when I checked my computer only one local disk was visible. When I checked disk management, this was the one shown. The disk has no name and file type.



I don't know what to do. Thank you for helping me!


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04 Nov 2011   #2
warfarfick

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

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05 Nov 2011   #3
ignatzatsonic

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

I'm not sure what the problem is.

Looks like you have a single hard drive split into 2 partitions of equal size.

Was that your intent?

It looks like the partition on the left has not been formatted and assigned a drive letter. You should be able to do that by right clicking it and choosing from the menu.
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05 Nov 2011   #4
warfarfick

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
I'm not sure what the problem is.

Looks like you have a single hard drive split into 2 partitions of equal size.

Was that your intent?

It looks like the partition on the left has not been formatted and assigned a drive letter. You should be able to do that by right clicking it and choosing from the menu.
Yes. I only have one hard drive. When I installed the os, there were 2 partitions. But only one was formattable. I don't know why the other one cannot be formatted. Is there any way I can combine them?

I already tried formatting the one on the left. In disk management, whenever I right click it, only delete volume is the option available. The other options are grayed out.
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05 Nov 2011   #5
Kaktussoft

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

first delete the ghost volume in "disk management". Second move the C-drive to start postion of disk. Third make C-drive larger.

The last 2 steps you can do that with free software Free Download Magic Partition Manager freeware: EaseUS Partition Manager, Disk & Partition Copy and Partition Recovery Software.
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