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Windows 7: Where did my C and D partition go?

28 Nov 2009   #1
Mclaren

 
Where did my C and D partition go?

Hello everybody! I am new to this forum and I hope I can have fun here

But today, I registered in this forum because I think my computer is problematic lately...
I was planning to install Windows 7 on my "C" drive but the problem is; it couldn't find my "C" nor "D" drive.
The "C" and "D" partitions are missing in Disk management, that's why I think Windows 7 could only see "E" and "G" only.
Any help will be appreciated




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28 Nov 2009   #2
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Run command prompt as admin then type, diskpart
then, list disk
this will show all hdd & report their state ie on/offline & wether they are showing faults

Also more info on HDDs type/size/ide/sata etc
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28 Nov 2009   #3
Mclaren

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
Run command prompt as admin then type, diskpart
then, list disk
this will show all hdd & report their state ie on/offline & wether they are showing faults

Also more info on HDDs type/size/ide/sata etc
After Diskpart what do I type? Sorry, I am not used to Command Prompt.
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28 Nov 2009   #4
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

disk list
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28 Nov 2009   #5
Mclaren

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
disk list
It says:
Disk 1 is online with 75gb
However, I have two hard disks, not just 1.
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28 Nov 2009   #6
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mclaren View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
disk list
It says:
Disk 1 is online with 75gb
However, I have two hard disks, not just 1.

what disks do you have how are they connected
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28 Nov 2009   #7
Greg B

xp, 7
 
 

Pauly
This might also help - there is a freeware tool from EASEUS for disc partitioning. They also have other recovery software on their website. I downloaded and used this to find, format, and assign ID to a drive that Windows would not see because the MOBO was not seeing it. (It was plugged into the fifth 'RAID' eSATA plug)
I'm quite certain you can resize and add partitions without overwriting data with this software. Just don't delete a partition that has data you want in it, the data will be gone, and quickly. When you open this software you'll see your 'lost' drives. I only tried the freeware, not any of their recovery software.

Here is the address

EASEUS Partition Master is Magic FREE Partition Manager Software for Windows Server 2000/2003/2008 and Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7. Free for home users.
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28 Nov 2009   #8
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mclaren View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pauly View Post
disk list
It says:
Disk 1 is online with 75gb
However, I have two hard disks, not just 1.
Sounds like your other drive might have failed or be disconnected...
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28 Nov 2009   #9
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Just to take a step back here these disks are gone from your XP install
If they used to work under XP then system restore might be worth a try
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28 Nov 2009   #10
Pauly

Win7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Actually that prob wouldnt work as the comp is not even recognising the disk is there,
Have you been inside the machine lately any chance a plugs come out?????
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