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Windows 7: Partition REALLY Won't Show Up

20 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Partition REALLY Won't Show Up

I created a partition in order to dual boot with another OS. However, the partition isn't showing up. As seen in the images, my C drive no longer has anymore space for a partition when I just had 34,000 MB for a partition a few minutes ago that isn't showing up. Please help.

Thank you for your time,
Icyl

P.S. The pictures were taken after I tried to make a partition.




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20 Jul 2012   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

You say you created a partition.

Those pictures say you didn't.

Did you reboot and do a refresh and rescan within Disk Management?

I'd guess you didn't actually create a partition--because Windows Disk Management has certain limitations and cannot deal with so-called unmovable files.

You should try Partition Wizard bootable disk, which does not have those limitations.

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20 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I did create a partition, it isn't showing up. That's my problem.
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20 Jul 2012   #4

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What makes you think you created a partition?

Did you assign a drive letter?

Can you find that partition in a command prompt or in any way whatsoever?


Did you reboot and do a refresh and rescan within Disk Management?

Barring any evidence that you created it, I'd assume you didn't and would use Partition Wizard.
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20 Jul 2012   #5

Mac OS X 10.8/Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP 1
 
 

Try the partition wizard and see if it shows up.
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20 Jul 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

What makes me say I created a partition is because I had some 34,000 MB to "Shrink" and I did so. However, I did not assign a letter or anything. It froze up while in the "shrink" stage. I'll try the Partition Wizard.

EDIT: It will not show up in the Partition Wizard. However, I still have no more "shrinkable" room on the drive for some reason.
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20 Jul 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

This is what it looks like in Partition Wizard.


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20 Jul 2012   #8

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I don't see any signs of a new partition there, but I do see 147 GB unused on C.

You could shrink that and make a new partition from the new space.
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20 Jul 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

How do I shrink it in the Wizard?
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20 Jul 2012   #10

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It's been a long time since I used it---I'd start pulling down menus and look for resize or shrink.

It's the best tool around and rarely fails.
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