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Windows 7: Volume Disk not showing in disk managment.

20 Jan 2013   #1
MirzaAsad

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
Volume Disk not showing in disk managment.

I was trying to dual boot win 8 and win7(was already installed) on my laptop.During installation win8 was giving an error,that win could not update the computer's boot configuration.(See attached pic )
I googled this error and came across this post.

Boot from 7 or 8 DVD and goto Repair console > Command Prompt (Hit enter after each line)

---
diskpart
list disk
select volume x (x = being the volume number of your HDD)
clean
create partition primary
active
format fs=ntfs quick
assign
exit


Reboot and try setup again (I use this for USB drives, but they are not partitioned, I imagine this will kill all partitions on the disk and create just one new one)

After doing all this I was able to install window 8 but my 2 hard disk partition are not showing.My total hard disk is of 300 GB,but now only a single partition of 149 GB is showing.The remaining hard is not visible anywhere,not in disk management, and not even in ease-us disk partition.




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20 Jan 2013   #2
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

What does diskpart show you from an Elevated Command Prompt? For instance, mine shows:

C:\Windows\system32>diskpart

Microsoft DiskPart version 6.2.9200

Copyright (C) 1999-2012 Microsoft Corporation.
On computer: DESKTOP

DISKPART> list volume

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
Volume 0 K DVD-ROM 0 B No Media
Volume 1 D D370_D NTFS Partition 78 GB Healthy System
Volume 2 E D370_E NTFS Partition 191 GB Healthy
Volume 3 F D370_F NTFS Partition 9 GB Healthy
Volume 4 C Win_8 NTFS Partition 119 GB Healthy Boot
Volume 5 G D370_G NTFS Partition 698 GB Healthy
Volume 6 H D370_H NTFS Partition 542 GB Healthy
Volume 7 I Win_7 NTFS Partition 78 GB Healthy
Volume 8 L Removable 0 B No Media

DISKPART> exit

Leaving DiskPart...
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20 Jan 2013   #3
MirzaAsad

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

My result:

C:\Windows\system32>diskpart
Microsoft DiskPart version 6.2.9200
Copyright (C) 1999-2012 Microsoft Corporation.
On computer: DESKTOP

DISKPART> list volume

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
Volume 0 D DVD-ROM 0 B No Media
Volume 1 C NTFS Partition 149 GB Healthy System

As my total hard is 300 GB but it shows 149 GB only.My question is where is the rest of my hard. It is not in disk managment and even easeus partrtion is not showing anything.And all this happened after using the commands I mnetioned in my previous post.
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21 Jan 2013   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Since you say you were able to install Win8 please post back a Disk Mgmt screenshot: Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image. While there see if you can create a new Partition or Volume - Create New

If for some reason you can't boot Win8, boot into free Partition Wizard
bootable CD to post back a clear camera snap of the maximized drive map and listings. See if you can create a new Primary partition in the empty space. Partition Wizard Create Partition Video Help
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21 Jan 2013   #5
MirzaAsad

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Volume Disk not showing in disk managment.-capture.jpg
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Since you say you were able to install Win8 please post back a Disk Mgmt screenshot: Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image. While there see if you can create a new Partition or Volume - Create New

If for some reason you can't boot Win8, boot into free Partition Wizard
bootable CD to post back a clear camera snap of the maximized drive map and listings. See if you can create a new Primary partition in the empty space. Partition Wizard Create Partition Video Help

Hey I did exactly as you said,and I have attached the captured image.
I can create new volume if I shrink the current one which is only 149 GB but my total hard is of 300 GB.My question is why my laptop is showing only 149 GB and where is the rest of my hard.


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21 Jan 2013   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Your hard drive is not 300 GB, as mentioned you have 2 drives. Can you confirm this ?

Diskpart only shows the 1 drive. You probably only have 1 hard drive ( 149 GB )

If the other hard drive is not showing in the bios, it may have been knocked loose, or worse.
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21 Jan 2013   #7
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

I also see no evidence that you have a 300gb HD. It appears to be 150gb only.

If you know this is incorrect then run a full Disk Check
with both boxes checked.

You can also cross-check it with free Partition Wizard bootable which is sometimes more accurate than Disk mgmt. Post back a camera snap if you wish. Then run Partition Wizard Partition surface test.
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