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Windows 7: Having trouble with partitioning

27 Dec 2009   #1
djjamieg

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Having trouble with partitioning

My 500Gb is split into 3, one of the partitions stored all my backup data, which i have now tranfered to an external HDD.
But it says system partition but it has no data in it!!!
Can please some one offer some insight into this please

Thanks in advance


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27 Dec 2009   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello again,

Can you confirm that hidden and OS files are shown?

Also consider try a free data recovery program such as Diskdigger. Perhaps the files got deleted somehow.
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27 Dec 2009   #3
djjamieg

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

There's not need to recover data as I've moved all data from that partition.

But the partition still says 183Mb is in use, I cant remember how to view if any thing is hidden....
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27 Dec 2009   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

182MB could be reserved for system files, etc, or it could be the space taken up by the format and labeling discrepancies.

That is perfectly normal. If you still have doubts, please post a screenshot of your Device Manager.
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27 Dec 2009   #5
djjamieg

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've attached 2 images for you Jon


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27 Dec 2009   #6
djjamieg

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hey Jon

I remembered to go into folder options! (whey hey me brain works! lol)

And put it to show hidden & operating files

Attached is what I found.


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27 Dec 2009   #7
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Yeah, that is perfectly normal. If you delete those files, they will come back again.
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27 Dec 2009   #8
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Boot critical files are on there.

The unlettered 5.37gb partition says EFI System partition.

Who installed the o/s - and more importantly, how?
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27 Dec 2009   #9
djjamieg

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Originally the Disk 0 was the setup that went with vista.

I deleted them Jon and it locked me out sayin missing NTLDR, which i knew would happen.

The EFI was already like that when i bought the system.
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27 Dec 2009   #10
djjamieg

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I deleted most files but it wont let me delete some.

In windows 7 I cant see the data partition in my computer, but can in Vista any ideas on that also??
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