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Windows 7: D: drive not visible in explorer as well as Disk Management

09 Sep 2012   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

^Exactly my thoughts. But my choice will be the WinPE disk created by AOMEI Partition Assistant.(It has Partition Recovery too, but I think none has tried it so far.) Free Download Partition Magic Software & Partition Manager Freeware for Hard Disk Partition Management - AOMEI Partition Assistant Home edition Freeware.

If the third party partition tools do not help in identifying the problem, then I would suggest first Data Recovery using PhotoRec.

If data Recovery is accomplished with PhotoRec, then the OP can proceed with rewriting the partition table with Test Disk.

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10 Sep 2012   #12

windows 7 ultimate

I would have to say that when I installed win 7, the unallocated space was 12 MB not GB. Also I used a full NTFS format option. When my bro formatted it to FAT 32, the unallocated space remained the same. I tried mini partition tool wizard pro, the D: drive is still missing.
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10 Sep 2012   #13

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Make the bootable cd, drop it in , boot up the pc and see what shows up.

Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition directly with partition manager bootable CD.
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11 Sep 2012   #14

windows 7 ultimate

Okay...will give it a try.
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11 Sep 2012   #15

windows 7 ultimate

should I try "Rebuild MBR" or am I in dangerous territory.
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02 Sep 2013   #16
M Murdani U S

windows 7 32 bit

in windows search disk management... u should find ur D drive. right click, change path/drive directory. it should work. my friend's laptop got this thing too...

u'r D drive's got the same directory with the new directory for win 7 thus, it's kind of conflict. change u'r D directory should work
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02 Sep 2013   #17

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
Maybe using bootable Partition Wizard would show something different that might help explain this ?

I'd give that a try to see what it shows.
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