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Windows 7: Installed Windows 7 64 Bit Lastnight but lost some of my hard drive

30 Mar 2012   #1
neptune

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Installed Windows 7 64 Bit Lastnight but lost some of my hard drive

Before the clean install my 250g hard drive was split into C, D and F drive.

During the install i told Windows to install 7 onto the C drive.

Then i decided to delete the F drive using the delete option in the belief that it would merge to C

However once the install had completed im missing almost 100g of hard drive (the total of the F drive)

I know the 100g is phyiscally there but i cant see it in Windows and so cant use it. Is there any way to get this back so it shows in My Computer?

Will i have to reinstall Windows 7 to get it back?

Thanks for any help


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30 Mar 2012   #2
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Right-click "Computer" then left-click "Manage". Look for "Disk Management" and click that. You should see a graphical display of your physical drives and their partitions.

Read this: Partition or Volume - Extend and it should answer any questions you have from there.
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30 Mar 2012   #3
neptune

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Thanks a lot! I will try this when i get home from work today and update the thread.
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30 Mar 2012   #4
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Let us know how it goes - and good luck!
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30 Mar 2012   #5
neptune

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Hi
I can see it as 'allocated space'




When i right click the option is for New Siple Volume

Any ideas how i can get this made active? I've tried Partition Wizard but it didnt work

Thanks
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30 Mar 2012   #6
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Do you want to add that space to D??

What choices do you have if you right click D?

If you don't see an option to extend or expand D, it may be because your situation is complicated by that extended partition (the green border).

You could likely get around that by temporarily moving everything on D to C, so D is empty.

Then delete the empty D.

That should give you C, with a bunch of unallocated space to the right of C.

Then make a new extended partition taking up ALL of the unallocated space.

Then make a logical partition inside that extended. Call it D.

Then move the stuff you temporarily moved to C back to D.
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30 Mar 2012   #7
neptune

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Right click D i get option to delete, format ,shrink and change drive letter
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30 Mar 2012   #8
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by neptune View Post
Right click D i get option to delete, format ,shrink and change drive letter
OK.

I'd do what I suggested. Move stuff temporarily to C. Delete D, so you then have C, with a bunch of unallocated space to the right.

Then recreate D, making it take up ALL of that unallocated space.

Then move stuff back.

Back up your data before beginning.

There may be a slicker way with Partition Wizard, but you say it failed. So probably easier to do it my way.

Do NOT NOT NOT accept any choice that offers you dynamic partitions.

Now that I look at it, you only have C, D, and System Reserved.

So, you should be able to avoid extended partitions.

Just move the stuff to C, then delete D. Then make a new regular D, not an extended D.

If you end up with an extended D, that's OK too.
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30 Mar 2012   #9
neptune

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

OK thanks. I'll give that a try and report back
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30 Mar 2012   #10
neptune

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

OK here is where i am now. ths PASSPORT is my usb external backup drive

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