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Windows 7: How do I restore a ''missing'' partition

09 Apr 2019   #1

windows 7 x64
How do I restore a ''missing'' partition


I had three partitions set-up. B, C, and D. The missing one is B, the other two are fine and working. Programs that were installed on the B partition, and files can somehow be found by using the search option, but I cannot access them because the location ''refers to be unavailable''.
I've tried to google the solution and I've already tried two things.

  1. Managing storage units by right-clicking My computer, but that didn't help. It seems though the B partition, along with its contents and storage size are missing entirely.
  2. I've tried the command chkdsk on cmd. It told me that the disk was already in use and if I want to check the disk after a reboot. Naturally, I typed ''Y'', rebooted the system, it checked the file, but nothing out of the ordinary appeared. When the system finished rebooting, the disk was still missing.
I didn't try to use other methods on google because I couldn't find this problem occurring to anyone, so here I am, asking for help.

The B partition stands for Backup, it was around 100Gb large, and I had around 60Gb of occupied space there. (Photos, shows, etc.)

What do I do?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Apr 2019   #2
Wandering one

Win7 sp1 Pro 64bit / XP sp2 Pro (games only)

A & B & C are reserved letters and M$ will not play nice if you try to use them. A & B were used for floppy drives originally and are still reserved. C is used for the system drive.
How you recover your files is for someone else that works in that area.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Apr 2019   #3

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone

The terminology between Disk Label, Partition and Volume can be confusing. A Partition will create a new volume on a disk. Volumes are labelled volume 0, volume 1, volume 2, etc.

Do you mean the volume is now missing? If so this forum thread may be of use: Partition Volume Missing.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

09 Apr 2019   #4

win 8 32 bit

We need a screen shot from disk manager showing all the details
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09 Apr 2019   #5

windows 7 x64

Do these help?

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Apr 2019   #6

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Aside from not being allowed to use B, programs should be on the same partition as the system, because they share some files with the system , esp. in C:\Windows. Sys+Prog is always C on my machines and D is data. When you recover the partition, merge it with C.

Secondly, it's not a good idea to keep a backup on the same disk. If you get hit by malware, the backup is toast. Use an external HD for that. You can have several partitions of data, but back them up externally.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Apr 2019   #7

win 8 32 bit

Disk manager shows only c and d and a blank 100meg so I dont see were 100gig has come from unless you have resized a paritioninto d
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