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Windows 7: Disk Partitions Help

25 May 2010   #1
fynx

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Disk Partitions Help

so here's my problem, i used to have a Disk 0(this is where C: was) and a Disk 1(my Drive D but since i installed win7 my two drives (C and D) were merged into just Disk 0.

what i want to do is get the Disk 1 label or volume (i dunno what that is called) back.

heres a screenie of what my new HD looks like



please help


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26 May 2010   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This is the screen shot from your previous thread about a similar problem,



The problem is that according to that you only have one hard drive with four partitions, there is no second drive showing.

Start with going into the bios and making sure that the second drive is being detected there, and also make sure that both the power and data cable (either IDE or SATA) are connected firmly to the drive.
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26 May 2010   #3
rome

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
need help partitioning....

can someone pls help me out...my C drive there is 382 GB of free space from a total of 452 GB and i want to shrink it to 80 GB but when i do it from computer management as shown it only is allowing me to only shrink down to 216 GB not any lesser
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26 May 2010   #4
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rome View Post
can someone pls help me out...my C drive there is 382 GB of free space from a total of 452 GB and i want to shrink it to 80 GB but when i do it from computer management as shown it only is allowing me to only shrink down to 216 GB not any lesser
Please avoid double-posting.

I've already submitted an approach for you in another post.

Please check you other post.
Thanks,
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27 May 2010   #5
rome

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

sorry abt the double post i was just a bit confused as to where would be the best place to post my issue...thanx again karlsnooks for the help...
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27 May 2010   #6
Victek

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rome View Post
can someone pls help me out...my C drive there is 382 GB of free space from a total of 452 GB and i want to shrink it to 80 GB but when i do it from computer management as shown it only is allowing me to only shrink down to 216 GB not any lesser
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Assuming that you have significantly less then 80 gigs of info on drive C: the most likely cause is file fragmentation. In this situation I use Perfectdisk which does a good job of moving everything and shows a disk map so you can actually see what is preventing the partition from being shrunk.
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28 May 2010   #7
fynx

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

no fragmentations. i did something when i cleaned installed win7. i formatted both drives and when the OS booted up and i looked at disk management. the structure was like that. before it has a Disk 0 which contains C: and the two OEM partitions and a Disk 1 whick has D:
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28 May 2010   #8
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Did you do this?

Quote:
Start with going into the bios and making sure that the second drive is being detected there, and also make sure that both the power and data cable (either IDE or SATA) are connected firmly to the drive.
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29 May 2010   #9
fynx

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

yes. i did those, same as before my only hard drive is detected on the bios. but i don't see the relevance because i only have one hard drive. the thing is that when i bought this laptop the structure had a disk 0 and a disk 1.
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29 May 2010   #10
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

In your setup, in my computer 2 Drives will show, 1 HD will show in Disk management.

If you would like both drives to show in my computer, you will need to add a letter.

Try this:

Hard Disk Partition Letter Missing in Windows 7 - Fix
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