I've bought this Sragate 500GB (Recognized as 465GB) HDD and moved everyhing into it. Partitioned it during 7 installation and here are my partitions all in NTFS:
Primary (101MB) - NTFS - Created during Windows 7 setup - I'll delete when I'm ready to install a new OS
Primary (75GB) - NTFS - Windows 7 is installed here
Primary (25GB) - NTFS - WinXP SP3 is here
Extended (around 365GB) - and I'm having problems inside it
--------First Logical (350GB) - NTFS
--------A remaining size of 15.62GB (15998MB) that may consist of one or some logical drives
I installed my Windows 7 and winxp in the 2nd and 3rd primary and I switch between these two by activaving the appropriate one. when I'm in XP and activate 75GB primart to boot in Windows 7 something strange happens:
Except the 1st logical drive, any other logical drive I have after it dissapears and turns into unpartitioned space. and it seems to be a bug of windows disk management tool or limitation in winxp. the point is that there's no such a problem when I do the same in Windows 7 exactly.
Can anybody give me some advice how to fix this?
There's a danger that my 350GB drive fades away some day with all data in it! I think.
Here's a screenshot of this irregularity: http://gotsharing.com/images/lastlogica.jpg
thanks in advance