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Windows 7: Cannot see partition after fresh install on win7 on new hard drive

10 Nov 2012   #1

win 7 32
Cannot see partition after fresh install on win7 on new hard drive


I just reinstalled win7 on a new hard drive and during the installation process, I split the disk into two equal partitions of 500gb. In 'My Computer' I can only see one partition which is the C drive but not the other partition. Looking in Disk Management, the other partition seems to be labelled as 'Unallocated'. How can I allocate this into a usable D drive? I would have expected this to happen automatically during the installation process.

Thanks you for your help.

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10 Nov 2012   #2

7 x64

No it doesn't happen auto. In disk management right click on that un-allocated space and select create partition. follow the steps as they come up.
Partition or Volume - Create New
Once that is done that new partition will probably have the drive letter E. You need to change the CD/DVD drive letter from D to F then change the HDD partition drive letter from E to D. Then you can go back and change the CD/DVD drive letter to E.
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