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Windows 7: Partition Grayed Out

24 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 32bit, Windows XP Pro., Ubunto.
Partition Grayed Out

I have just updated a packard bell easynote r4650 from win xp to win 7 with success!
Before doing this I used acronis to format the main c: partition and an unnamed partition which was the original backup for the xp system. Installed Win 7 on master c: primary active system, thats ok. But the ntfs reformated 8Gb part is not showing, in manage it shows no letter assigned, and right clicking options are grayed out. So I used acronis director boot disk to give it drive letter E: but when booting up the partition is not showing its drive letter, and options are still grayed out (the disk is initialised - no option for this). Is there something else to do to show drive letters. I have also changed it from primary to logical but no change. Mike

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24 Jul 2010   #2
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

If you do a search and type in " Partition Grayed Out"
you will find various posts to grayed out partions. One may pertain to your situation.
If not post back and someone more familiar with partitions will help you.
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24 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 32bit, Windows XP Pro., Ubunto.

Solved, using only right click option in manage of delete. Deleted, remake a simple partition and format and assign a drive letter. M
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24 Jul 2010   #4
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Good job Mike solving your own problem.
Please fill in your system specs as it will help others in the solving future problems you come across.
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24 Jul 2010   #5

Windows 7 32bit, Windows XP Pro., Ubunto.

Also what I should have checked something else slightly different in Win 7
Look at Folder Options/View
and you will see
1. Hidden files and folders - dont show hidden, files, folders AND DRIVES.
2. Also, Hide empty drives in Computer Folder.
I usually do all this first. But just in case anyone else has the problem.
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