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Windows 7: How do I recover an unallocated partition?

31 May 2010   #21
gregrocker

 

I believe I answered your issue in another thread, however now that you mention you had Ubuntu on the deleted Logical partition, I strongly suggest you move data off of the extended Logical D partition, then use free Partition Wizard bootable CD to rightclick>Wipe the partition to get any remaining GRUB off of it before merging it with Windows 7.

Once you have applied at least one set of zeros in the Wipe operation, rightclick>Resize Windows 7 partition into the cleaned space, then create and format any desired new data partition to it's right.

The problem which exists now is that you have Free Space after deleting an Extended Logical partition, which cannot be merged with a Primary partition because it is not the same as Unallocated Space.


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01 Jun 2010   #22
jkrlox

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I believe I answered your issue in another thread, however now that you mention you had Ubuntu on the deleted Logical partition, I strongly suggest you move data off of the extended Logical D partition, then use free Partition Wizard bootable CD to rightclick>Wipe the partition to get any remaining GRUB off of it before merging it with Windows 7.

Once you have applied at least one set of zeros in the Wipe operation, rightclick>Resize Windows 7 partition into the cleaned space, then create and format any desired new data partition to it's right.

The problem which exists now is that you have Free Space after deleting an Extended Logical partition, which cannot be merged with a Primary partition because it is not the same as Unallocated Space.
Thanks for the advice, It seems to be a little complicated to do. I have 30 Gb on my D but I guess there is no problem if I put all the data on C right?.. I don't know why do I get adventured into ubuntu, I like it but w7 its way better..

I will come with news in a few days.. thanks for the help!

PD. If you find a little simple way to do this please let me know
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01 Jun 2010   #23
jkrlox

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I believe I answered your issue in another thread, however now that you mention you had Ubuntu on the deleted Logical partition, I strongly suggest you move data off of the extended Logical D partition, then use free Partition Wizard bootable CD to rightclick>Wipe the partition to get any remaining GRUB off of it before merging it with Windows 7.

Once you have applied at least one set of zeros in the Wipe operation, rightclick>Resize Windows 7 partition into the cleaned space, then create and format any desired new data partition to it's right.

The problem which exists now is that you have Free Space after deleting an Extended Logical partition, which cannot be merged with a Primary partition because it is not the same as Unallocated Space.
Ok, now I completely messed up my computer. I've downloaded the free partition wizard home edition or something like that, and I tried to wipe the 10Gb partition with zeros (ex ubuntu.. the extrange thing is that with this program it shows up as unallocated, no free space like in windows disk manager).. and the program ask me to reboot the PC because there were programs using C:... so I accepted.. when it booted the program loaded before windows and it started to wipe the 10 gb partition.. when it finished it restarted the computer and.. vouala!, windows 7 couldnt start (there were some weird things missing)... it asked me for a restore start up and in the restore start up I had no choice but restore to a windows restore point.. after this windows 7 loaded normally but once inside.. there were no D: partition.. now in the disk manager it shows a 70 Gb (that is 10 Gb ex ubuntu + 60Gb D: partition) of FREE GREEN DISK SPACE!!! and I have no idea of how can I fix it up.. I had all my info from the past 3 years in the college there.. and tons of music and stuff..

HELP

Edited: I forgot to tell that there is no D: disk in my computer.. just 70 gb free in the windows disk manager and it takes like 2 minutes to the computer to figure out that D is missing (there is a message log that says.. D:users/personal/desktop doest exist and any of my icons shows up.. i cant use ms office becouse i guess there is info on the D (it was my default my docs, my music, my vids, my desktop etc.. and the only program im using now is google talk and internet explorer
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02 Jun 2010   #24
gregrocker

 

I thought you copied your data off of D as suggested. It should still be where you copied it even if you System Restored.

Did you use Partition Wizard bootable CD as suggested? If so, it should not have had to restart to wipe the D: partition. It only restarts if it is using the installed PW program and you are wiping the OS partition.

If you are sure you wiped only D, then it may have been boot files or GRUB that prevented WIn7 from starting at reboot, but that is fully reparable by marking Win7 active and running Startup Repair 3 times from the DVD or Repair CD.

Please post back a screenshot of your full Disk Management drive map, using SNipping TOol in Start menu, attach file using Paper Clip in Reply Box.

Once we look at the screenshot we can advise your best course. You may be able to back up all of your data externally as should have already been done, then undo the System Restore point, then recover Win7 by marking it Active using Partition Wizard, booting the WIn7 DVD Repair console or Repair CD to run Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots.
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