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Windows 7: my partitions disappeared..

15 Jun 2011   #11
gregrocker

 

You have more than 30gb of data on D, E and F. You should be able to rightclick on each partition in Disk Mgmt to confirm the data is intact.

I don't know where you had more than 192gb of data because your HD shown in Disk Mgmt is only an 80gb HD judging by the capacity of all partitions. Is this incorrect?

If these readings are known to be incorrect, burn to CD free Partition Wizard bootable CD, boot it to see what the actual disk picture looks like. You can also browse your data from there.

Others may have a method to make the partitions seen in Win7, but if you cannot then copy out the data using the DVD or Repair CD with this method: Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console, or if you want a graphical picture of what you are doing use free Paragon rescue disk; change drive letter; recover data

Once you have your data copied out to external or another HD, use Partition Wizard bootable CD to delete D-F extended Logical Partition and the unused 3.22gb partition, Resize your C drive to the right to give you more space as needed, then create a new Primary data storage partition or two in the space to copy your data into. If you need the exact steps to do this with PW CD, we can give them if you tell us how you want to proceed.


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17 Jun 2011   #12
djshonrock

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit & Windows Consumers Preview
 
 

thnx a lot guys... u rock man! the credit goes to Seven Forums and the great members like: theog, gregrocker, Bare Foot Kid and hjonesMCT.. thanks a lot.. i don't know hot to thank you... if you are there on face book, add me http://www.facebook.com/Dj.Shon.Productions
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17 Jun 2011   #13
gregrocker

 

What about your data? How did you end up retrieving it?
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17 Jun 2011   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Good to see you got it sorted and thanks for the update.
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19 Jun 2011   #15
djshonrock

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit & Windows Consumers Preview
 
 

all the files were there in the drives.. nothing happend to them.. thanks to your ideas... the worst part is that i don't have an ext hd... i only have a 4 gb flash drive.. ny ways i have a different computer with 4 gb ram 1 gd graphics, 470 gb hdd. i don't know how to thank you...
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20 Jun 2011   #16
djshonrock

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit & Windows Consumers Preview
 
 

friends, please help me with this one also.. please... how to get aero with an unsupported graphics driver?
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08 Nov 2013   #17
Z1gZa

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

I'm sorry for posting in a old thread but I'm having the same problem. The only difference, is that my D: partition isn't nowhere to be seen in the Computer Management.

Btw, my C: partition has 130GB with 40GB free.


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Have tried many solutions across the internet with no success. Some programs say the hard drive has 250GB of used space.
Can someone give me a hand here?

EDIT: There's no problem if I can't recovery the data in D: because I have my work in a server. I just need the partition back.

Thank you
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08 Nov 2013   #18
gregrocker

 

What size is your HDD? If you have a 250gb HD then the partition is lost because it's had C resized over it. You'd need to shrink C to create a new partition there.

If you think the HDD is bigger than that, please post back a camera snap of the drive map and listings from Partition Wizard bootable CD, which sometimes will provide a more reliable reading than Disk Mgmt.

Just to be sure run a Disk Check and from PW CD run Partition Wizard HD surface test
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08 Nov 2013   #19
Z1gZa

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Sorry, my mistake. The hard drive has 250GB. I already tried to shrink it but I can only shrink like 10MB.
Disk Check returned no problems.
Makes sense when you say C resized over D because there was a time where it only had 20GB free.

EDIT: I'm using Disk Defragmenter. And CCleaner to clean empty space and now suddenly, my C went to 1,8GB free. I guess you were right gregrocker.
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08 Nov 2013   #20
gregrocker

 

If you need more space you can use Partition Wizard bootable CD to resize C, which from boot will allow all the shrink space available since no OS files are running which can block shrinking from Windows.

We've never had PW CD fail on resizing but be sure to back up your files and a Win7 backup image anyway, since you have external backup.
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