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Windows 7: Windows 7 Home Premium will not show other hard disk drives &partition

24 Jan 2012   #21
Kaktussoft

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ty Tonus Burman View Post
Alright, C: shall remain C:, Dvd will become O:, second partition on C: will become D:, and the 750gb drive will become E:. Is that alright?
alright but what is on 750gb drive? (actually 698gb in diskmanagment)


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24 Jan 2012   #22
Ty Tonus Burman

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
 
 

Kaktu- The program files for my games. That's litterally the only thing on the drive, about 50gb of game files.


Alright. So I think il boost the 50gb windows OS partition to 100, because really, everything else on my computer is kept on the second drive, so space isnt an issue on the first one.

Il then turn the remaining space on that drive into its own partition, and label it D:

And il then take the secondary drive and label it E: (As well, i've moved the bootmgr off of this drive, and onto C: )

Am I good to go?
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24 Jan 2012   #23
Kaktussoft

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is the partition on 750GB disk already "not active"? If not make it "not active" also remove file X:\bootmgr and folder X:\boot
(replace X with right letter). This is just to remove bootfiles no longer needed. Now reboot and post diskmanagement screenshot
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24 Jan 2012   #24
ignatzatsonic

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Sounds like a decent plan.

Post a new screenshot after you complete the partitioning.
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24 Jan 2012   #25
Ty Tonus Burman

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
 
 

Well, here's hoping I did everything right:





PS: Before the issue is solved, there are a bunch of random files on my secondary disk, presumably from Vista. Things like: eula.1042, and install.res.1042.dll, and VC_RED, and a folder called 6a7e2d01475381a44dc3ee with dozens of folders in it. What are these? are they safe to delete?
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24 Jan 2012   #26
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ty Tonus Burman View Post
Well, here's hoping I did everything right:





PS: Before the issue is solved, there are a bunch of random files on my secondary disk, presumably from Vista. Things like: eula.1042, and install.res.1042.dll, and VC_RED, and a folder called 6a7e2d01475381a44dc3ee with dozens of folders in it. What are these? are they safe to delete?
right-click on E in diskmanagement and make it "inactive"!! and delete the files I said on E. then reboot
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24 Jan 2012   #27
Ty Tonus Burman

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
 
 

I tried that, but there was no option to make it inactive. The only options when I right-click are:

Open
Explore
Mark partition as active (greyed out)
Change drive letter and paths
Format (grey)
Extend (grey)
Shrink
Delete (grey)
Properties
Help
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24 Jan 2012   #28
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ty Tonus Burman View Post
I tried that, but there was no option to make it inactive. The only options when I right-click are:

Open
Explore
Mark partition as active (greyed out)
Change drive letter and paths
Format (grey)
Extend (grey)
Shrink
Delete (grey)
Properties
Help
open an elevated command prompt : In the Start Menu search box area, type cmd and press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER.

DISKPART
SEL DISK 0
SEL PART 0
inactive
exit
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24 Jan 2012   #29
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

you did a fresh install of win7 very recently isn't it?

PS: Before the issue is solved, there are a bunch of random files on my secondary disk, presumably from Vista. Things like: eula.1042, and install.res.1042.dll, and VC_RED, and a folder called 6a7e2d01475381a44dc3ee with dozens of folders in it. What are these? are they safe to delete?

You can delete those files, because they are old stuff! What else is on that disk? New win7 installation has no pointers to those files. Games installed on E have to be reinstalled
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24 Jan 2012   #30
Ty Tonus Burman

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
 
 

Ahh, Diskpart.exe, that program was useful back on vista... Alright the drive is Inactive. I tried looking for the boot files, but i couldn't find anything on the drive (excuse my Noob-ness) Rebooting now.

As for the files on the game disk, im aware that they all need to be re-installed.

I tried to delete the folder with all those weird files in it, but it said: You require permission from S1-5-21-3851587055-1910750358-4213946572-1000 to make changes to this folder.
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