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Windows 7: Drive Letter Path Shenanigans....

27 Jul 2013   #1
Linux Vista

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 - BIT!
Drive Letter Path Shenanigans....

I have a few partitions of a single hard disk.... BUT, they always go missing! I can find them and make them appear again! I have to create drive letter paths for them! They will appear but they will be gone, over and over again, after every reboot, restart and shutdown! This has been driving me nuts since forever! This happened for the first time, after a month of purchasing the computer.... The purchase happened a few years ago.... I didn't bring it to the service center, because I thought, it was no big deal.... It is annoying.... What should I do, you guys!?!?

Have a nice day ;-)

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28 Jul 2013   #2
Linux Vista

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 - BIT!

Guys, come on.... This is the most annoying problem I have, but not a single reply.... What should I do, guys!?!?

Also, my other computer has the same problem.... BUT, once, I designate drive letter paths, for all the partitions, they will be fine! They will only go missing occasionally!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jul 2013   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

I'm no expert on this but I will try.
One problem is you state this happens on two different computers.
You and you alone knows what you are doing the same on these two computers that is causing this.
Then your specs state (Hard Drives Numerous! Varies) so we have no idea what hard drive configuration you did have, do have, or will have.

**Numerous! Varies doesn't get it. We need proper system specs.
Try this by our friend Brink.

System Info - See Your System Specs

Please look at the bottom of this post at My System specs. It will give you a good idea what can be displayed there.

Then post one of these.

Drive Letter Path Shenanigans....-disk-management.png

Using this by Brink.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

I don't know what you mean when you post (designate drive letter paths) and what method you are using.
Take your time.
You stated in your first post that this has been going on for years indicating no hurry.
The more we know your system and what you are doing the better chance of giving proper guidance.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

28 Jul 2013   #4

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's

Right click "computer" from the windows explorer view. Choose "manage" then choose "disk management". You can change any letter but the drive the OS is installed on. Windows, well under certain circumstances, use a letter other than "C:\" as the OS drive.
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28 Jul 2013   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

I would like to see a picture of Disk Management before anything is changed.
Another way to get there.
*Start Orb
*Right click on Computer and select Manage.
*Left column select Disk Management.
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