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Windows 7: hard drive partition can't be seen in 'my computer'

09 Apr 2010   #1

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hard drive partition can't be seen in 'my computer'

my laptop runs windows 7 home premium and it has a 1tb hard drive in 3 partitions. 2 X roughly 1/2 tb and 1 12gb recovery. this is how it was set up from new.

Hi, i recently got a nasty virus and i ended up having to restore my laptop to its factory settings but now i can only see one partition in my computer.

i can see the missing partition in disk management as disk 1 465.76GB healthy (recovery partition) and i have no idea how to make it appear in my computer again so i can use it for storage. it won't let me assign a letter to it

any ideas? thanks in advance

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09 Apr 2010   #2

windows 7 home premium

problem solved, after browsing this forum i downloaded partition wizard which someone posted and this sorted everything!

thanks forum
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09 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional

This forum is great. Alot of useful help here, and knowledgeable people. I am getting superb help from MANY people with my probs as well.

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