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Windows 7: Partition problem

22 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7
Partition problem

I was using windows 7 with 4 partitions C:-27 gb (15 gb free), D:-30 (6 GB free), E-33 (4 gb free), and F:-60 (7 gb free). Once my system got hanged and i did force shutdown.Then again i installed windows 7 and during installation It showed only 1 partition like "C: partition1 (NTFS) 152000 MB (15 gb free)". After installation Its showing only the c:27 gb and all my old folders are there in place whatever I had in my C:. but system not showing the other 3 drives and their data. I tried EASEUS partition manager and in that its showing C: as 152 gb.

So kindly help me to get my all the important files which I had kept in the other 3 drives (to which i m unable to see)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jan 2012   #2

XP, Win7 Pro, Ubuntu LL

You'll most likely get a better response but the way I understand it your MBR is on your first partition. When you reinstalled Win7 that was overwritten so the other partitions don't exist to Windows anymore. Reinstalling Windows will always do that. Have you looked in Administrative Tools / Disk Management by chance? Doubt they will show up but it's worth a look.

If it was mine I would try a Linux "live cd" (or usb stick) to see what it can find on your drive. I've used that method before to recover lost files. If that doesn't work then I would say it's time to get a file recovery program...and a backup utility. If the files still exist, which is sounds like they should, the recovery programs can do an awesome job....

There are other methods but I think the above is about as simple as it gets.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jan 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP


To proceed with install without backing up your files is reckless.

Boot free Partition Wizard bootable CD, see if the missing partitions are showing and if so rightlclick each to Explore to see if you see your files. If so you can rescue them using the Win7 DVD or System Repair Disk using this method: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console.

If the partitions are missing, run the Partition Recovery Wizard from the PW CD Wizards tab. After it runs it will show the missing partitions for you to select and then Recover. You'll need to make space on the HD if it has been repartitioned to one large C drive now.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

22 Jan 2012   #4

XP, Win7 Pro, Ubuntu LL

Well damn....that Partition Wizard is a nice piece of work. Just added to my toolbox. Thanks...
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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