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Windows 7: windows 7 doesn't read the whole hard disk

03 Oct 2009   #1
XoxMa

windows 7
 
 
windows 7 doesn't read the whole hard disk

hi all,

i have a problem: my windows 7600 Ultimate on notebook Acer Aspire 5735Z (250Gb HDD) doesn't see the whole hard disk.

here are two images on my Computer Management with right button click on each disk:
http://elibreum.com/xlam/diskprob1.png
http://elibreum.com/xlam/diskprob2.png

when i had Vista there were 2 disks: C and D with 111Gb each.

so, what's a problem? can i solve the problem? if i need i can reinstall windows 7


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03 Oct 2009   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

For some reason, Windows 7 is reading your other 111GB partition as a recovery partition. Not really sure why though? You can easily get the space back by right clicking on that 111GB partition and deleting the partition and then creating a new partition in the available space. Which will be the 111GB and the 9GB at the front of the disk. Then you can format and assign that the drive letter D:

Be aware that what I describe will present you with an Empty D: drive. If there is existing data on there which you need to preserve, my method is NOT what you want to do.
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03 Oct 2009   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Hi XoxMa

Have a look at this post:

A few questions about my partitions.
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03 Oct 2009   #4
XoxMa

windows 7
 
 

pparks1, it's a good idea,
but i don't know how to make any changes with that disk. i sent screen shot where i made right mouse button click and there was only Help.

how exactly to remove partition? some people tell me to name that disk, but i don't know how..

theog, that's not what i need
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03 Oct 2009   #5
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

XoxMa: I'm sorry, I didn't see what your actual problem was and missed that your right click menu was so limited.

You could download an application called gparted. It's similiar to partition magic and is free. You can boot off that, and then see if that application allows you to delete the existing partition, create a new partition with the available free space and then format it as NTFS.
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03 Oct 2009   #6
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

The first thing to do in this situation is to use the available option to allocate a drive letter to the partition

This should allow you to see better what is actually there.
It may then be possible to perform the reformat or removal of the partition if the contents turn out to be an un-needed recovery partition
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03 Oct 2009   #7
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Edit: Hello Barman, I was distracted in the middle of my typing, looks like you answered already

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XoxMa View Post
hi all,

i have a problem: my windows 7600 Ultimate on notebook Acer Aspire 5735Z (250Gb HDD) doesn't see the whole hard disk.

here are two images on my Computer Management with right button click on each disk:
http://elibreum.com/xlam/diskprob1.png
http://elibreum.com/xlam/diskprob2.png

when i had Vista there were 2 disks: C and D with 111Gb each.

so, what's a problem? can i solve the problem? if i need i can reinstall windows 7
Welcome to Seven Forums.

From your pics, looks like you need to assign a drive letter to the drive without a letter.

Right click the drive with out a letter and select Change Drive Letter and Path.

If you don't have the option, then click 'Action" in the top tool bar and click 'Rescan Disks', and try again.

Then you will need to set the partition with your operating system as Active, Mark Partition as Active.

Reply if you have any questions.
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03 Oct 2009   #8
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XoxMa View Post
pparks1, it's a good idea,
but i don't know how to make any changes with that disk. i sent screen shot where i made right mouse button click and there was only Help.

how exactly to remove partition? some people tell me to name that disk, but i don't know how..

theog, that's not what i need
Did you click the 'Help' button?

Likely tell you to assign a mount-point folder path to a drive using a command line. Open a command prompt and type diskpart...



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
XoxMa: I'm sorry, I didn't see what your actual problem was and missed that your right click menu was so limited.

You could download an application called gparted. It's similiar to partition magic and is free. You can boot off that, and then see if that application allows you to delete the existing partition, create a new partition with the available free space and then format it as NTFS.
pparks, Good answer, I missed it too.

Maybe we could suggest Partition Wizard, as it's a little easier to use, for the OP.

XoxMa, It can be found here along with many others free programs, FREE Great Programs for Window 7

Partition Wizard

Hope this helps
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03 Oct 2009   #9
XoxMa

windows 7
 
 

eee! i did it!

well, i'm glad here are so many users who want to help me
of course, i told other people about my problem and one of them answer me just to override type 0x12 to 0x07

so, i opened cmd, typed diskpart
then something like this:

sel disk 0
sel part 2
set id=07 override
exit

the information about diskpart i got at A Description of the Diskpart Command-Line Utility or in cmd typed /?

that's all. i`m happy )


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03 Oct 2009   #10
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Glad that you got it all sorted out and that you're happy...
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