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Windows 7: I am puzzled

17 Dec 2010   #1
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 
I am puzzled

I was merrily surfing along going about my business when I suddenly discovered that my Data Partition had disappeared. It was completely gone - no trace of it in Computer or Disk Management. The system had just added it to the freespace that is adjacent to it. I keep that freespace in case I need another partition, but have not touched it in eons.

That partition is shared between my Win7 and Vista. Earlier I had worked on Vista - just running the updates for the system and AV. I wonder whether that has something to do with it. But I do that often and it never happened before.

It was no big deal to recover my data from the latest image (hail imaging), but it just puzzles me how that could happen. Can anybody provide a clue?




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18 Dec 2010   #2
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

I think this may be the nature of the beast with multiple OS's and partitions, I've had the problem before and after doing a Recover it has never happened again.
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18 Dec 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fishnbanjo View Post
I think this may be the nature of the beast with multiple OS's and partitions, I've had the problem before and after doing a Recover it has never happened again.
I thought so too. But I am running Win7 and Vista together on a couple of systems and that never happened. I always have a seperate data partition in Vista from where I include the folders into the Win7 libraries. That system worked fine - until a couple of days ago when the above problem occured.
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18 Dec 2010   #4
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I just dialed in so either a Recover or Restore would be something I would look at doing!

Or waiting for someone who has had at least one cup of coffee. I am headed there now!
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18 Dec 2010   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
I just dialed in so either a Recover or Restore would be something I would look at doing!

Or waiting for someone who has had at least one cup of coffee. I am headed there now!
Hi guys, the problem is actually solved - courtesy of my images. I am just puzzled how that could have happened. Automatically adding a whole partition to the free space is kind of unusual.
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18 Dec 2010   #6
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

WHS,
Glad you resolved your issue.
Have a great week-end and be safe............CRAZY SHOPPER'S OUT THERE.
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