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Windows 7: lost half my HD!

12 May 2011   #1
beman36

Se7en X64 ultimate/Se7en X64 ultimate
 
 
lost half my HD!

ok I installed an SSD drive on my new gateway DX computer and it comes with a 1TB HD so I unplugged it and installed my SSD drive and installed win7 then after installation completed and all was ok I connected my reg HD and win7 found it but im missing HALF! so what happened? BUT intel rapid storage app see's all the 944GB...just not windows in the "computer" folder or section here is a picture of it




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12 May 2011   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

It would help if you posted a screenshot of disk management window.

Type diskmgmt.msc in start search box to find it.
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12 May 2011   #3
beman36

Se7en X64 ultimate/Se7en X64 ultimate
 
 

ah ok here is the problem seems 400gb is unallocated how do I get that back or merge it with my E drive? thx


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12 May 2011   #4
Glhs958

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

If that was a active partition before you could boot with your repair disk and run a chkdsk /p "/p is only available in the Recovery Console"
or
If you just want to merge it with you e: partition you can use this tut. Partition or Volume - Extend
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12 May 2011   #5
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Just rt click the E drive in Disk mgmt and extend.

Otherwise - you can make a separate partition - rt click the unallocated space and create a new simple volume - quick format ntfs and accept the offered drive letter.
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12 May 2011   #6
beman36

Se7en X64 ultimate/Se7en X64 ultimate
 
 

thanks for the link glhs, that worked and got the part back! now I got 1tb back!
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12 May 2011   #7
beman36

Se7en X64 ultimate/Se7en X64 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Just rt click the E drive in Disk mgmt and extend.

Otherwise - you can make a separate partition - rt click the unallocated space and create a new simple volume - quick format ntfs and accept the offered drive letter.

already done Glhs already beat ya! LOL
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12 May 2011   #8
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Yes , just thought you might like a separate partition. I keep mine fairly small - 100gb max. That makes any housekeeping, imaging, restoring, etc much easier.
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12 May 2011   #9
Glhs958

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Glad it worked for you..
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