Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: where have my partitions gone? help!

05 Nov 2009   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium x64


Can you execute disk management?

Then right click on disk1 and disk2, and tell us which options appear?

Best regards,


My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Nov 2009   #12

Windows 7

Just a suggestion-

If you boot up with a partition manager which is Linux based, like GPartEd, it will see the partitions that Windows cannot see. If you have empty or faulty partitions, or if you have Linux partitions, you will be able to see them and work with them.

Good Luck!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Nov 2009   #13


Sorry, my earlier bloatware rant was when I thought you said you had bought a Win7 computer, but it now appears you installed Win7 yourself.

You can protect the install you have now if it is running to your satisfaction by using the Win7 Backup Imaging utility to save an image of your HDD externally, or even stored in a primary Partition for easy access. Then if anything should happen to your install, you just boot into the Win7 installer Repair console and Recover Using An Image, browse to where the image is stored, and it will reimage your HDD flawlessly in 15 minutes.

Be sure to back up the image externally in case of HDD failure.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 where have my partitions gone? help!

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Partitions my HDD
Hello I am having problem regarding my partitions .. i have split my C drive which was 500gb.. i cannot create any partition on unallocated space... i am using Partition wizard 7.. whenever i click on the create... it gives an error "Partition wizard cannot create partition there is no free mbr...
General Discussion
How to create home partitions and partitions for the OS with programs?
Hello, One of my friends has a windows 7 computer with an account for himself, his mother and his 2 sisters. All the home directorys are stored in drive C. Partition D is shared. The question is, how to get a partition layout like this? Partition 1: OS + programs Partition 2: home partition...
Installation & Setup
Partitions - View Hidden Partitions
How to View Hidden Partitions I got the idea for this tutorial after reading Greg’s posting # 42 in this thread. The method described there is workable with a running system, but when the system does not boot, the method in this tutorial will work though. The main interest in hidden...
Win 7 plus Win 7 on 2 partitions?
I have a laptop with a pair of 500Gb physical HDDs, each drive has 3 partitions. For the past 18 months I have been successfully running Vista (my original OS) on C: and Win 7 Home Premium installed on my G: partition on the 2nd physical drive. I think that Vista is irrelevant now and want to...
Installation & Setup
Why all these Partitions / What should I do??
Hey guys, So, I just got a brand spankin' new computer from Dell. I went into the BIOS, changed the boot sequence to start with CD/DVD and then started the computer with my Win7 installer disc in the drive. I selected "Install Windows" -> "Custom Install" and I've gotten to the "Where do you...
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 14:12.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App