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Windows 7: Suddenly my D: drive is missing !!!

01 Nov 2010   #11
James Colbert

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Suranjit View Post
Thanks to all for your valuable suggestions.

I used Partition Wizard recovery option and was able to recover both of my missing partitions.
One interesting fact that I want to share is that one partition (where I have all my important files) was visible right after the recovery. But for the other partition (where I have LINUX installed using VMWare Player) was not visible. When I checked Disk Management, I found that there was no Drive Letter assigned for that partition (but before there was one !!). Then I assigned one and it is now visible !! Don't know why that happened !!!!

Thanks all again.
Thanks for posting back with your results!

James


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01 Nov 2010   #12
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Five partitions? On one drive? Can't think of any reason to do that! Over-partitioning can lead to issues like this. Now that you've gotten your data back, I'd seriously look into creating two at the most. One is for the system volume, and one for data. If you burn your recovery discs, you can do away with the HP recovery partition as well.
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01 Nov 2010   #13
OEM

OS3.5
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Suranjit View Post
Thanks to all for your valuable suggestions.

I used Partition Wizard recovery option and was able to recover both of my missing partitions.
One interesting fact that I want to share is that one partition (where I have all my important files) was visible right after the recovery. But for the other partition (where I have LINUX installed using VMWare Player) was not visible. When I checked Disk Management, I found that there was no Drive Letter assigned for that partition (but before there was one !!). Then I assigned one and it is now visible !! Don't know why that happened !!!!

Thanks all again.

Very happy to hear it has worked out for you. Was thinking about drive letter assignments, but when you remarked about DM showing "unused" it wouldn't have helped. It was only till you could see that partition (volume) in DM that you would be able to assign a drive letter.

Great Job!

...your scenario had me concerned and I wasn't too confident of recovery, Glad I was Wrong! lol

Added:
Hey whata ya know, 400th post. hey now

Where do I go to collect my prize?
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07 Mar 2013   #14
Slong

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Or its different particions?


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