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Windows 7: where have my partitions gone? help!

05 Nov 2009   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium x64


Can you execute disk management?

Then right click on disk1 and disk2, and tell us which options appear?

Best regards,


My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Nov 2009   #12

Windows 7

Just a suggestion-

If you boot up with a partition manager which is Linux based, like GPartEd, it will see the partitions that Windows cannot see. If you have empty or faulty partitions, or if you have Linux partitions, you will be able to see them and work with them.

Good Luck!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Nov 2009   #13


Sorry, my earlier bloatware rant was when I thought you said you had bought a Win7 computer, but it now appears you installed Win7 yourself.

You can protect the install you have now if it is running to your satisfaction by using the Win7 Backup Imaging utility to save an image of your HDD externally, or even stored in a primary Partition for easy access. Then if anything should happen to your install, you just boot into the Win7 installer Repair console and Recover Using An Image, browse to where the image is stored, and it will reimage your HDD flawlessly in 15 minutes.

Be sure to back up the image externally in case of HDD failure.
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