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Windows 7: unable to open vista partition

07 Feb 2009   #11
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

But these details should not be needed! presumably you can boot Vista, from your dual boot menu?


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07 Feb 2009   #12
bossmayank619

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by davehc View Post
But these details should not be needed! presumably you can boot Vista, from your dual boot menu?
yes i can boot into vista and win 7 both. and if that matters i installed win 7 starting the installation from within windows vista.
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08 Feb 2009   #13
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Give each of the two partitions a name (Win7 and Vista) for the prupose of easier identification.
Open disk management (Through the Administrative Tools - Computer management, and see what each partition gives as its properties. A screen shot or snipping tool image would be useful.
This is mine, for example.


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27 Feb 2009   #14
bossmayank619

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

No I think you would be best to leave it as it is, so that you do not mess anything up

All other partitions (except C:\ and F:\) could be changed so that the partition letters are the same from Vista and 7 This will help if you want to use a particular folder for example for music as it will be in the same place regardless from which OS

I hope this makes some sort of sense

Pooch [/quote]
well good information but lot of search on internet and everything still i am not able to see the vista partition in windows 7 and also it is not happening win 7 music folder and windows vista music folder is not same they are not getting shared as mentioned in above post

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05 Mar 2009   #15
bossmayank619

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

no go no success this is kind a irritating all my stuff is in windows vista partition and after so many things is tried i am not able to access my vista partition from win 7 and i am unable to provide any drive letter as strangely it shows letter c already assigned to the vista partition and win 7 as X drive as i originally installed it in windows vista. is anybody been able to find resolve for it. i am using bcd edit if that makes any diff.
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05 Mar 2009   #16
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bossmayank619 View Post
well good information but lot of search on internet and everything still i am not able to see the vista partition in windows 7 and also it is not happening win 7 music folder and windows vista music folder is not same they are not getting shared as mentioned in above post

No you will not see these folders as they are on their respective C:/ drives
Make a copy of these folders (or a link) onto another partition, I presume you have more than just the two. and they will then be visible.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bossmayank619 View Post

no go no success this is kind a irritating all my stuff is in windows vista partition and after so many things is tried i am not able to access my vista partition from win 7 and i am unable to provide any drive letter as strangely it shows letter c already assigned to the vista partition and win 7 as X drive as i originally installed it in windows vista. is anybody been able to find resolve for it. i am using bcd edit if that makes any diff.
The only answer I can see is to install Se7en again but not to start the installation from vista
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05 Mar 2009   #17
bossmayank619

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

well i tried but no matter in what way i burn the windows 7 disc but i still get that error while installing it from the disc but when i installed it mounting the dvd it worked so any fix for that ?
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05 Mar 2009   #18
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bossmayank619 View Post
no go no success this is kind a irritating all my stuff is in windows vista partition and after so many things is tried i am not able to access my vista partition from win 7 and i am unable to provide any drive letter as strangely it shows letter c already assigned to the vista partition and win 7 as X drive as i originally installed it in windows vista. is anybody been able to find resolve for it. i am using bcd edit if that makes any diff.
Never, ever use X as the drive. That's the drive that WinPE uses by default and it will confuse the hell out of the install.

open an elevated command prompt, type diskpart and enter the following:

list volume
this will list the logical volumes avaiable -- make note of the one containing Vista

select volume n
substitute the Vista volume number for n

assign
this should either change the volume letting you access it or complain -- let us know either way
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05 Mar 2009   #19
limneos

Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bossmayank619 View Post
well i tried but no matter in what way i burn the windows 7 disc but i still get that error while installing it from the disc but when i installed it mounting the dvd it worked so any fix for that ?
Hello bossmayank619

Since you're using bcdedit, please post a screenshot of the result when running bcdedit in cmd.
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16 Mar 2009   #20
bossmayank619

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Sorry i would like to correct myself windows 7 is not X it is F ... and on your suggestions i have changed drive X to M ... also i guess this whole mess is because i have installed windows 7 by virtually mounting the ISO from the windows vista itself. i am downloading the ISO again and will burn it on a dvd hope it works this time last time ii wasted 6 dvd`s and it never worked. . but windows 7 rock so the efforts are still on . need to go ....


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
Never, ever use X as the drive. That's the drive that WinPE uses by default and it will confuse the hell out of the install.

open an elevated command prompt, type diskpart and enter the following:

list volume
this will list the logical volumes avaiable -- make note of the one containing Vista

select volume n
substitute the Vista volume number for n

assign
this should either change the volume letting you access it or complain -- let us know either way
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