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Urgent help Win 10, Missing Partitions.

Q: Urgent help Win 10, Missing Partitions.

Hi

I'm hoping to get some advice.

Bit of background:
Win10 laptop, 1tb partitioned drive (100gb windows, 900gb data - about 500GB used)

Last week i noticed kernel errors that started exactly same time as creators privacy review was downloaded and I got it to "remind me later"

Sunday -
laptop a little quite slow 8-10min switch on to desktop.
After some searching and finding similar errors online I suspected creators privicy review.
Not finding it in notifications and odd errors in event log I decided to do a chkdsk just to see if any errors on disk.
Chkdsk found 1 and after reboot, speed back to normal and update in notifications bar.
Did review and shut down laptop.

Monday evening -
Switch on laptop.
Booted till screen just before win10 login (normally win logo and spinning dots) but just had black with spinning dots.
Left for 1/2 hour.
Started digging online and various reasons but only one stood out so I power cycled the laptop to get to repair.
Safe mode - wouldn't work, black screen.
Revert - nothing to revert to.
Sys restore - no points.
Repair startup - nothing wrong.
Gave up and decided to reinstall windows from usb know my data was on a separated partition.
Changed bios.
Reinstall process, chose windows partition, halfway through process win told me it couldn't proceed because of a damaged boot record.
Got into cmd.
Diskpart - recognized both partitions
Used bootrec to rebuild boot.
All completed fine.
Went to reinstall now only one 950gb partition.
Rebooted
laptop won't recognize drive in bios but will when I go to cmd from usb boot.
Diskpart - no partitions

Wednesday -
Hooked drive up via USB dock to a second machine, won't recognize in disk management.
IT department ran and old piece of dos software to try and get the drive readable (4 bad sectors, all at start of drive) .
Now readable in disk management but comes up as unallocated and I couldn't assign a drive letter.
Tried to run Recuva on it but the drive is not recognized by recurva (for above reasons)
So am trying Testdisk which I started a quick scan at 7pm last night and and 3pm today (Thursday) was at 40%

So question is this a normal speed considering the circumstances?
Is this because of the bad sectors?

I posted the above on the testdisk forum and received this reply:

Quote:




There are bad sectors, so you should to clone the disk to new empty one using ddrescue.
Read https://www.cgsecurity.org/testdisk.pdf chapters "DDRescue: data recovery from damaged disk" and "Creating a live USB".
Once it's done, remove the original disk and try to recover your data from the clone.




i have asked to confirm the following information so that i know im doing the correct thing but it is taking an age to get an answer.

Quote:




Stop the current testdisk search.
Make a live usb
Replace the drive into laptop
Boot from the live usb
And use ddrescue to clone the drive (the empty drive having to be connected via usb)
Install the clone in the laptop.
Boot from usb key again.
Then use Testdisk on the clone.




The big problem is that i don't have a spare 1TB 2.5" drive kicking around, I have order a new 1TB drive for the laptop but am loathed to clone the damaged drive to it in case i screw another drive.

Does anyone have any other ideas or am i on the correct path?

Cheers

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Preferred Solution: Urgent help Win 10, Missing Partitions.

I recommend downloading and running DRP. It's a recovery tool that has been proven to recover files that most other programs have no luck with. I've even recovered files from freshly formatted or partitioned drives.

You can download it direct from this link http://goo.gl/v51TwD. (This link will automatically start a download of DRP that you can save to your computer.)

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HI,

I have recently noticed that i am missing alot of disk space i have a 160gb hd (actual size 149gb) divided into 2 partitions a primary drive (Windows 25gb) and a extended partition (123 GB). I am missing 10gb of space on my Primary drive and 6gb on my extended partition. I mean misisng by when i higlight all the data in my c:/d: drive it shows 4gb on C and 7Gb on D but when i go to disk properties or disk manager it shows i have used twice the amount of space. I have hidden files shown and i do not have any norton product installed. I have ZoneALarm and System Mechanic.

My computer is a Hpdx5150:

250w psu
Amd AThlon 64 3000+ (1.79ghz) cpu
Ati XPress 200 mobo
Nvidia 7600 GS gpu
1.25 gb ram
Microsoft WIndows XP Pro SP3.

PLease Help,
Yoshi

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What I did was I booted into a gparted disk, took out the vists and old 7 partition and resized the new 7 to take over their space. that was done, but there were a couple gigabyte partitions at the beginning. I told it to resize to take them because what the heck. It did, then it started another process or moving the stuff to the beginning of the disk. I wasn't paying attention and clicked cancel and confirm cancel on the following message saying "DONT MESS WITH CRAP" and now this partition isn't readable. I've tried chkdsk /f, that says write protected. I tried fixmbr which did nothing. I have tried checking to see if I can install vista on another partition, but it says 183g HD with 183 free. I tried DISKPART off the 7 startup disk and it says that the filesystem shows up as raw. I am in the gparted disk again looking through testdisk and it says there is no partition really. Disk part shows me three partitions though, volume 1, 2 and 3. 1 ... Read more

A:3 partitions, one laptop and a hard place. Sort of URGENT

One thing I can suggest is to use Recuva to try and recover the partition or the files from it...

Recuva - Undelete, Unerase, File and Disk Recovery - Free Download

Good Luck...

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i installed ubuntu on a new partition by using shrink volume in windows 7 and then i uninstalled and i did something to make it unallocated space, now it was like 200 gigs or something now im EXTREMLEY LOW ON SPACE for windows 7, how do i extend the partition? it seems it doesent let me D:!!!

A:partitions/volumes problem URGENT ONLY 1 GIG SPACE LEFT!

Please post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map and listings:

1. Type Disk Management in Start Search box.
2. Open Disk Mgmt. window and maximize it.
3. Type Snipping Tool in Start Search box.
4. Open Snipping Tool, choose Rectangular Snip, draw a box around full map and all listings.
5, Save Snip, attach using paper clip in Reply Box.

Tell us what is on each partition.

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Gooday All,
I have a major problem (to me anyways ) My old Motherboard just gave up working so I replaced it with an Asus P9X79 Deluxe Mobo, thinking I may as well upgrade into something decent for a change, and everything went well until I tried to boot it up for first time, with no success, so I tried to do a repare install with Win7 Pro 64b boot DVD, which promptly told me that all the bootable drives had MBR Partition Tables and that on EFI Systems Windows only recognises GPT Partitions, so cannot repare or install and thats it.
I have no idea what Windows is talking about because I have only ever used MBR Partitions, and don't know anything about EFI Systems or GPT Partitions.
Can someone here give an old bloke a hand please, hopefully to change the boot system on the hard drive without loosing all the data and OS.
Failing that how to install Windows with the new GPT Partitions?
It's Urgent because I only have a loned Notebook and it has to be returned soon

Thanks in advance for any help OMG this is the best site ever, where everyone helps everyone else with a smile, keep up the great work, and thanks aqgain

A:Urgent help needed by newby re:Win7 only recognises GPT partitions

Not sure but it sounds like a BIOS setting. I have not yet worked with MOBO that have this new UEFI BIOS system (which really isn't a BIOS).

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Dear All,

I am new here, just logged in, because I am sweating now, and I need deperate help.

Here is the config for my sys: AMD Athlon 2800+ on a Asus K8V-X MoBo. I owned 40GB and 20GB Seagate PATA. The 20 was my primary master.

I bought a Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 160GB SATA a few days ago and have been trying to install it. I have it successfully setup as my primary now, and the Win XP Sp2 is setup up here. (while setup, I had disconnected my other 2 IDEs)

So, then I decided to connect them and transfer all the data to the SATA, since I want to get rid of the IDE HDDs.

I connect the 20GB, while bootup, it takes some extra time than usual. Once XP is loaded and running, I open explorer and theres no 20gb HDD at all! Upon further investigation, it tells me that the 20GB is an 'unpartitioned space' !!! I rushed to my friends PC and there, Win as well as Linux tell me its unpartitioned!!

Holy god! And the same thing with my 40GB too! I don't understand it! Now I'm in deep trouble. Both my HDDs are 'unpartitioned' and I have all the data I have been working on for years on them!

Please please help me. I want to recover my data back as well as understand why this is happening.

Thanking you in anticipation,

Warm Regards,
Rahul Sangole.
 

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Welcome to the world of SATA and RAID.

If your hard drives were configured for RAID - normally, I would say reinstall every thing the way you used to have it. BUT, since there is no backup of your data, well, you live and learn. In a RAID configuration - if one hard drive goes down (basically speaking) all RAID drives go down. That's why I mentioned putting every thing back as it was.

Contact ASUS tech support - this is your best bet for SAFEMODE DATA RECOVERY in a RAID system.

FireDoc
 

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My hard drive partitions were running out of space so I wanted to merge them so there would be enough room for temporary files and running games and things. I ran Partition Magic 8.0 which has worked fine in the past. I had five tasks set up on the list and hit "apply".

It took off, but after several minutes it said that the first task (merging disk F: into disk E: ) couldn't be done because of something, I don't remember what. It said to press any key do reboot, which I did.

When it came back on a pop-up thing said that Drive Mapper would map my drives, but that if I didn't think any of the tasks were completed that I should hit Cancel. They weren't, so I hit Cancel. Then I noticed that certain things were missing, buttons and things. Well, I looked in My Computer and saw that I only had drives C: and E:.

I thought, well, it must've worked after all. No it had not. There's just an empty folder in E: called "FromF" which was where the files from F: were supposed to go. No sign of the files, nor of either partition F: or H:. In Partition Magic it shows that the more than 20 gigabytes of data is now unallocated space.

Is there anything I can do, or possibly if I took it to the folks at the computer store who built this system?

Thank you!
 

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Hello Everyone, here is my dilemma,

I just installed Win 7 HE onto my computer from an almost fresh install. I HAD Win Vista32 Basic installed and in that OS I had created several partitions to store my space on. Yesterday, I unfortunately got a worm that I couldn't get rid of, so I decided to invest in Win 7.
Since it was incredibly difficult to do anything in Vista because of the worm, I decided to format my C: drive like I usually do for a fresh install (because it leaves my other partitions there untouched.) At first, I couldn't get that to install with a fresh install, and luckily I had an old Win XP disk to run through and format it and delete the old C: partition and created a new C: partition, (while I was in that win xp bios menu, I could see the other space where my stuff had previously been, but did not touch it as I thought that messing with it would hurt the partitions... lol ) so I could continue with Win 7 (64). Well, everything worked okay, until I went to inspect my volumes, low and behold missing 170 gb of space and those other partitions.

So, I did diskpart in order see if the volume's were there and some were, mainly my removable disks (CD-rom,sd/mmc, sm readers) had to rename those there as well as Win 7 didn't see them in my computer??? But, my partitions are no where to be found as far as the physical space...?

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A:Missing partitions

Vista-32 to Win7-64 should have no affect on disk partition. And Partition Magic only worked through WinXP. Have you used Win7's Computer Management to see your disk partitions?

Click Start and then right-click on Computer
Click on Manager to open Computer Management
Click on the little triangle next to Storage to reveal Disk Management
Click on Disk Management

You should now see all your disk's partitions. If there's a 170GB "Unallocated" partition, you have identified your missing disk space.

Good luck!

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Hi all,

I wanted to uninstall the F-Secure Internet Security 2004 trial version COMPETELY.
So I first run the uninstall of this package.
Later I was searching the registry for occurances of "F-Secure" and deleted each key, which I could find.

After the next restart, I saw that scandisk was exected.
When XP was started finally, I couldn't access other than the first partition (C

The C: partition is formatted with NTFS, while all the others where running FAT32.
I inserted a CD-Rom into the CD drive and this cannot be read either.

So my feeling is that I somehow disabled support for FAT32 (and CDFS???).
How can I see, if my XP is able to operate FAT32? Is this is implemented as a service?

What do I have to do in order to be able to read the other partitions again?

Thanks, Thorsten
 

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See what their ststus is in Disk Management (Right-click My Computer, Properties, Manage, Disk Management).

Reading FAT32 is implemented by file system drivers.
 

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Have you reformatted the extra partitions???? Or where they previously formatted. Windows won't see unformatted partitions, at least 9x won't
 

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Okay, so I've gotten myself into quite the pickle.
My problem is that WinXP SP2 can no longer see 2 out of 3 partitions on my main hard drive. It can see the Windows (C partition just fine, but the D: and E: partitions have both disappeared and now say "unallocated space" in Disk Management. So this is how I got to this situation...

My system was running WinXP SP2 just fine with two IDE Maxtor drives, both connected to the primary IDE channel. I was doing some stuff in the registry in order to remove all Microsoft Intellipoint mouse driver entries, following this guide: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321122/EN-US/

When I restarted my computer, suddenly I was greeted with the dreaded error "Hard Disk Boot Failure Insert System Disk Press Enter". I tried a number of steps, like going into bios and checking the boot order, unplugging the slave drive. Finally I booted up my WinXP CD and went into recovery manager.

I tried CHKDSK /P and FIXBOOT on C:\, and both tools reported they fixed some errors but neither of them fixed the boot failure problem. Finally I ran FIXMBR on C:\ and voila, I could boot back into WinXP!

But now I'm stuck in my present situation. After fixing the master boot record, it seems that I've "lost" my D: and E: partitions. My WinXP C: partition is fine, as is my slave drive F: which is all data. I'm really hoping there is an easy way to fix my problem -- please don't tell my all my programs and data... Read more

A:Partitions missing in WinXP - help!

Good news, my problem has been solved! Somebody from another forum referred me to a great program called TestDisk. It's a free, open-source program that was able to repair the partition table with just a few keystrokes. This is not an ad or anything, but this is an amazing program and was really easy to use!
 

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A:Windows 7 Missing Partitions.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Rinka Leffel


Hi, I have a very strange predicament... i have a computer with four main drives, (I forget their models, but two are WD and the other are ST) and whenever i install windows 7, one of my partitions disappear, first it was drive D: (What I call my 'Media Storage') next it was drive E: (What I call 'Online storage') the drive D would reappear. and then it continued juggling my partitions around. I know the drives work perfectly, (well obviously not....) because when they are recognized they work perfectly. I also know that windows XP has absolutely no problem with the drives (since I always multiboot.) i never make the drives, or the documents on them private, so that I can access them properly, cross OS's. anyone experience this before, or anyone with ay ideas?


Please post a screen capture of Disk Management with the columns expanded as per the image below;



To open Disk Mangement; Click the start orb and type "diskmgmt.msc" in the caption box.

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Hi

i have been having this problem for a week now until a friend told me about your form

three of my partitions are missing from my computer and this what it shows me in the device manager

i really need hep guys and it will be much appreciated

A:How do i recover missing partitions

Download the Paragon free try Rescue kit:
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Try the undelete partition option.

Paragon Rescue Kit Free Edition Free Download

You may need the Windows 8/8.1 version.

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Point is it couldn't boot into any Windows then, nor off the DVD drive...Lately it still had that problem but using a recovery disk I could fix one of the Windows installs it seems, so now I can work from within. I just don't see 2 partitions (which had a diff Windows isntall that I used when it crashed I think).

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Anyway, long story short when I turned on my computer this morning I saw BOOTMGR is missing, press control+alt+delete to restart. I'm not sure what to do. It looks like that file got misplaced or the partitions got messed up. Windows won't boot. I have no Windows 7 boot disc, there is no repair your computer option in advanced boot options. I have a laptop running Win 7, maybe I could get the right files off it or create a system recovery disc. The trouble is the laptop has no dvd drive.

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Bootmgr is missing - Fix

Have a look at this tutorial. It explains things better than I can.

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Am using Windows XP.

Turned on this morning and C:Program A:Floppy and G: CD are available. Also B: Network.

However the rest of my drives have disappeared. My hard drive was split into
Local Disc Fat32 Drives D: E: F: and H:

I am using McAfee virus scan which is fully updated and protecting.
I havn't installed anything recently but did get a load of viruses come in my outlook
folders (which are stored across the network on another pc).

I hope the drives are still there somewhere with my work sat happily on them.
Please tell me how I can get them back?

I have tried searching for the answer, but all come to the missing CD / DVD drive.
This is not missing.

I have looked at the following, which is clearly about the DVD class installer and
don't wanna lost that as well! Furtermore, there is only Upper filters listed, and
no Lower filters. I think this doesn't apply to my problem.

[Start] [Run] [Regedit]
Registry Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class
Key Name: {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
Value Data: [Delete All Value Data from UpperFilters and LowerFilters]
Note: Do not delete the Key or the Multi-String Values. Delete only the data values.
Exit Registry and Reboot"

Anyone with any other advice?
Cheers
yesmaybe

A:[resolved] missing XP drive partitions

Have you checked disk management for the partitions?

and is your C drive reporting the correct size for the partition?

Seems weird that the drive has lost only the data partitions and not the main system one

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A:Restarts, connectivity, and missing partitions, Oh My!

It could be a failing hard disk. The click may be what it known as "the click of death". I recommend you back up important data immediately. Then get testing software from the drive manufacturar's web site and test the drive.
 

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My friend upgraded to windows 7 from Vista after booting to win 7 she can see the second dvd drive and a partition she had on her main drive and a second hard drive, but after about 5 min. those drives and partitions can not be seen by windows. They do not show in device manager or windows explorer, as I said she can see them when he first boots up but then they just seem to be gone after a short time. I have no idea what to tell her.

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Solved using Easeus Partition Master, Delete main partition, create new partition using the entire drive capacity, problem solved.

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Okay, so I've gotten myself into quite the pickle.
My problem is that WinXP SP2 can no longer see 2 out of 3 partitions on my main hard drive. It can see the Windows (C:) partition just fine, but the D: and E: partitions have both disappeared and now say "unallocated space" in Disk Management. So this is how I got to this situation...

My system was running WinXP SP2 just fine with two IDE Maxtor drives, both connected to the primary IDE channel. I was doing some stuff in the registry in order to remove all Microsoft Intellipoint mouse driver entries, following this guide: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321122/EN-US/

When I restarted my computer, suddenly I was greeted with the dreaded error "Hard Disk Boot Failure Insert System Disk Press Enter". I tried a number of steps, like going into bios and checking the boot order, unplugging the slave drive. Finally I booted up my WinXP CD and went into recovery manager.

I tried CHKDSK /P and FIXBOOT on C:\, and both tools reported they fixed some errors but neither of them fixed the boot failure problem. Finally I ran FIXMBR on C:\ and voila, I could boot back into WinXP!

But now I'm stuck in my present situation. After fixing the master boot record, it seems that I've "lost" my D: and E: partitions. My WinXP C: partition is fine, as is my slave drive F: which is all data. I'm really hoping there is an easy way to fix my problem -- please don't tell my all my programs and data are lost!

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A:[SOLVED] Partitions missing in WinXP - help!

Hi, welcome to TSF

See if you can repair the partition tables on the D and E partitions with TestDisk.

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Hi,
Microsoft has received a small number of reports of partitions not appearing in File Explorer after installing the Anniversary Update.  When viewing the partition in Disk Management, it appears as RAW, unallocated space.
Microsoft is aware of this issue and is working on a solution to be released through Windows Update.  Any data you have stored on the affected partition is still there.  We recommend that you not try to recover or otherwise write data to the affected partition, nor should you format the partition.  We will update this thread when a patch is released.  If you would like to be notified when this thread is updated, click the Subscribe button at the end of this post.
For up to days 10 days after installing the Anniversary Update, Windows includes the ability to “go back” or return to the previous build if you are experiencing this issue and do not want to wait for the patch to be released.
To uninstall the Anniversary Update:
Open the Settings app.
Select Update & security and then the Recovery tab.
Under “Go back to an earlier build”, click the Get started button and follow the instructions.
(Note: If more than 10 days have elapsed since installing the Anniversary Update or the “Go back” option is otherwise not available; we ask for your patience until a patch can be released.   Please check back on this thread for an update.)
Thanks!

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Good Morning.

My problems started last night. Apparently last night, while working doing some research, I went to the wrong site. I got that rogue spyware/malware that tells you that you are infested, and that you have all these files deleted and to scan your computer. I didn't click on any of the boxes, and just unplugged my computer's power cord. I tried to boot into safe mode, and it wouldn't let me. I ran ComboFix, and for a minute it seemed to have worked, at least I was able to get into safe mode. I ran malwarebytes, and removed several bad things, AVG removed a virus, I ran CCleaner, I have ran SAS and removed even more spyware, ran AVG again it was clean this time, malwarebytes again and clean.

Now that I got that all ran, I still have iexplorer.exe running in the back ground, popping up that Internet Explorer crashing, even though I do not use it. Firefox will come up for about 30 seconds, then crash. In the taskmanager, services.exe is using about half of the memory.

And on top of all of that, I have a blank desktop. If you look in Windows Explorer it is there, but the actual desktop doesn't show anything. And my partitions are missing. I have 2 physical hard drives, both are partitioned into 2 or more partitions. The primary partitions for both drives show up, but not the others. While I really don't mind reinstalling Windows, I really have to ensure that I don't lose the partitions since they haven't been completely backed up.

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I re-installed WinXP Pro the other day and it no longer detected my 2nd hard drive (80G).

My Computer showed the C - 40G drive and Z - Partition (RAID 1+0 - Stripe non-physical drive).

Believing that RAID was the problem , I installed again without installing the RAID drivers, that didn't work...it was still there. Then, I tried to erase the RAID ARRAY in the startup utility, the array just re-configured itself.

Last night I installed Partition Magic to see what it could do, after reboot, my 80G drive showed back up (WTF-?). It is however in Disk Management & PM broken into two dynamic drives (see link below, referring to Disk 3 & 4). I also created almost 40G unallocated space also- I don't know how to get rid of that.

PM Screenshot: http://www.qwlproductions.com/issues/

So, I am looking for a way to utilize my 80G drive, and the C drive - no dynamics...just plain old usage without losing the material on the drive.

Can I do this without removing RAID? If not, how do I get rid of RAID. Can Partition Magic help me some how in the process?

Thanks very much!
 

A:RAID, New XP Pro Install, Missing Disk/Partitions

What array is set up in your RAID BIOS configuration? If it is mirrored you should be able to break it and still have your data on C. If it is using RAID 0 or 1+0 do not break it or all of your data will be lost. To break it you need to back up everything you want to save, break it and reinstall with a non RAID configuration in the BIOS. YOu will still need to load the RAID controller drivers at the start of the Windows install.
 

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I was resizing some partitions on my laptop running win 7 when I set the c: drive to active. I got a warning that the partition should have an OS on it and so I thought there wouldn't be a problem. Well when I reboot, I get "BOOTMGR missing" and I can't boot. I think the boot manager was on another partition.

So how do I fix this? I don't have a rescue disk and I did not received the win 7 dvd when I got this laptop.

A:BOOTMGR missing, made a mistake with partitions

You need to set the correct partition active again.

If you have a 1oomb partition that will probably be it.

Oem's will sometimes have set on of their recovery partitions active.

Get a boot disc of some kind - partition wizard free boot disc will do Partition Wizard Bootable CD allows user to manage partition ...

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I have an HP Envy m7-n109dx notebook running Windows 7. Originally it came with W8.1 but I did a clean install of W7. Used PC Mover to move files from old laptop to new notebook. Updated the drivers, reinstalled necessary software....whole nine yards. Machine was running fine and I was almost done. Happy as  a pig in mud. Turned the machine off one day and...it wouldn't boot.
 
Originally I had a black screen with a winload.exe error message. So I copied winload from my desktop (also running Windows 7) to the notebook.
 
Then I had a bootmgr error message. I tried to use the bootrec command prompt with switches to fix the problem. Maybe that's when I screwed everything up.
 
Only other possibility is that after doing a backup (which I cannot access) I unplugged my external drive too soon.
 
The notebook won't boot. It has a black screen with error message "0xc000000f" and "The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible"
 
I tried fixing the notebook with Windows 7 version of NeoSmart's Easy Recovery Essentials. No go
 
Using ER Essential's Partition Manager it says:
Partition - unallocated
File System - unallocated
Size - 931.51 GB
Used --
Unused --
 
I'm afraid to use the Winows Installation disk Disk Commander in case I screw up anything else.
 
I'm hoping someone can help me repartition (?) the drive without losing my data. This is now my primary machine and my whole life is on there. 
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A:HP Envy notebook won't boot - partitions missing (?)

It appears that the disk has nothing on it.
If you are concerned about data on the drive, don't do anything else with it until you decide if you want to recover the data.
 
I would first suggest trying the software from here:  http://www.runtime.org
It is free to try and won't hurt your data - then you can decide how you want to proceed (the GetDataBack program used to be $80 (US) to recover the data)

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I re-installed WinXP Pro the other day and it no longer detected my 2nd hard drive (80G).

My Computer showed the C - 40G drive and Z - Partition (RAID 1+0 - Stripe non-physical drive).

Believing that RAID was the problem, I installed again without installing the RAID drivers, that didn't work...it was still there. Then, I tried to erase the RAID ARRAY in the startup utility, the array just re-configured itself.

Last night I installed Partition Magic to see what it could do, after reboot, my 80G drive showed back up (***-?). It is however in Disk Management & PM broken into two dynamic drives (see link below, referring to Disk 3 & 4). I also created almost 40G unallocated space also- I don't know how to get rid of that.

PM Screenshot: http://www.qwlproductions.com/issues/

So, I am looking for a way to utilize my 80G drive, and the C drive - no dynamics...just plain old usage without losing the material on the drive.

Can I do this without removing RAID? If not, how do I get rid of RAID. Can Partition Magic help me some how in the process?

Thanks very much!

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i have installed win 7 64bit, after that couple of my partitions are missing. In the device manager its there. But i cannot edit or do anything. PLs help.

Disk Mgt ScreenShot


Screenshot after trying to change the Drive Letter
* I have tried restarting but the result was same


Device Mgr

A:Couple of my Partitions are missing after my Win 7 64bt Installation

Looks like you just have to give them a letter.

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I have an HP Envy m7-n109dx notebook running Windows 7. Originally it came with W8.1 but I did a clean install of W7. Used PC Mover to move files from old laptop to new notebook. Updated the drivers, reinstalled necessary software....whole nine yards. Machine was running fine and I was almost done. Happy as  a pig in mud. Turned the machine off one day and...it wouldn't boot.
 
Originally I had a black screen with a winload.exe error message. So I copied winload from my desktop (also running Windows 7) to the notebook.
 
Then I had a bootmgr error message. I tried to use the bootrec command prompt with switches to fix the problem. Maybe that's when I screwed everything up.
 
Only other possibility is that after doing a backup (which I cannot access) I unplugged my external drive too soon.
 
The notebook won't boot. It has a black screen with error message "0xc000000f" and "The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible"
 
I tried fixing the notebook with Windows 7 version of NeoSmart's Easy Recovery Essentials. No go
 
Using ER Essential's Partition Manager it says:
Partition - unallocated
File System - unallocated
Size - 931.51 GB
Used --
Unused --
 
I'm afraid to use the Winows Installation disk Disk Commander in case I screw up anything else.
 
I'm hoping someone can help me repartition (?) the drive without losing my data. This is now my primary machine and my whole life is on there. 
Please help and ... Read more

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I started using an external USB drive and backup program. It makes both Image and File backups
I have 3 physical HD?s in my computer. 2 came with the computer and the 3rd was from a previous computer ( Drive H: )
When I ran the backup program, it was, to my surprise, auto-configured to make an image of Drive H, but of course, it should make it for Drive C
I contacted support for the backup drive and they said there was no way to change the drive and that it selected the first physical drive for the image backup
I thought that odd since the two original drives, including drive C, naturally, came installed with the computer. The 3rd drive I added should not have been the 1st physical drive, but it should appear as Drive H, which it did. The drive name was correct, but the computer saw it as the first physical drive.
So, I opened Disk Management and sure enough, Drive H: was listed at the top as Drive 0, along with it?s 3 partitions. Drive C was listed as Drive 1
Wanting a workaround, I opened Explorer, right-clicked the drive H, clicked the Hardware tab, highlighted the drive, clicked Properties at the bottom, then the Driver tab, then the Disable button.
Then, I restarted my computer, ran the backup on the external drive, and this time it configured itself to backup drive C instead of H. So far, so good.
When it finished backing up, I reversed the above steps and Enabled drive H once again and rebooted
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A:desperate problem with missing partitions and drive

Hi Bill,

Please post a screenshot of the disk management window

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html

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I got called because someone was having recent problems with a computer restarting, running slow, and locking up repeatedly over the past couple of days. It seemed easy enough, and now I'm stuck with a brick of a Hard Drive and no backup (Should have checked for that first.)

I attempted to recover an earlier restore point, but got a bunch of error messages about missing parts or files, then the PC reset and now the MBR and/or Partition table seems to be gone. Windows booted before this, even if it did lock up a bit.

My symptoms are as follows.
- At boot I get "Primary Master Hard Disk Error". S.M.A.R.T never gave a message.
- BIOS sees the drive just fine under the settings and advanced settings selections.
- I attempted to use the recovery console and got this:
C:>fixmbr \Device\HardDisk0
The old master boot record cannot be read
- Windows installer can't see the drive. Device not found.
- Using Ultimate Boot CD for Windows I can run the Device manager and see the HD under Disk Drives. It shows Manufacturer as "Unknown" and Location as "Location 0 (0)" The driver provider is "Unknown" and it's using Disk.sys and Partmgr.sys for drivers. Drive is listed as "WDC WD400EB-11CPF0" in the Device Manager
- Also under UBCD I can run MbrFix and tell it to check Hard Drive 0. The drive information shows fine (Cylinder, track, sector, byte counts as well as Drive size.)
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A:Read/Recover Data from HDD with damaged or missing MBR/Partitions

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Hi all,

I kind of stumbled across my System restore settings while nosing around and all of a sudden i noticed my "Protection Settings" field is showing 2 Windows 7 partitions.



One of them says its missing, which might be explained by the fact that i did a image recovery (Acronis) of an excisting (and nicely working) Windows 7 install a little while back.

I was just wondering if anyone here might know of a way to remove the "missing" value?

For the record...my windows installation is fresh and runs without a single hitch (im lovin it... ).

Also, my Disk management nicely shows only one active System partition: Click

Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Protection Settings shows 2 System Partitions? (One missing...) ?

What happens if you select the missing one and click the Configure button?

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My OS is win7 -64bit. Dell Inspiron laptop.

1. Recently caught Mediashifting virus, when tried to install spywear doctor to remove it, I was told to uninstall AVG first, for some reason, I could not uninstall AVG, panel control disable the option, I then went to AVG folder, tried to delete it manually, but some files could not be removed, however, I left it.

2. One day later, computer freezed, I cut the power and tried to restart, but just got startup repair option. Tried, but could not repair and could not reboot in either option: safe mode or others. When I chose safe mode, the screen turned blue and show "error C0000135, %hs is missing..."

3. Tried to repair by wins7 installation CD, tried Bootrec, sfc/ etc. still could not reboot. Sfc showed some files corrupted, but I do not how to get and read the . Log file. As I could not Boot the wins 7, how can I copy and read in notepad?

4. managed copied all my important files by USB winPE

I really need someone to help me repair the damaged windows file manually. I do not want to Do image restore or reinstall the system.
Please help me!!!

A:HELP C0000135 %hs is missing ... Urgent!!!

Try this, I read it here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833

findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log >%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt

I have the same problem, haven't gotten to run SFC yet but noticed that combofix and malware bytes tried to remove a DLL.

Did you fix yours?

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I recently got a new computer with windows 7 preloaded and recently have been getting pop-ups saying windows isn't genuine and my wallpaper turns black. So, annoyed as I was, I went to try an activator.
So now my computer doesn't boot, going to a screen with 'Bootmgr missing. Press ctrl-alt-delete to reboot. ' no matter how many times I reboot, I'd still get that error. I can't even go to bios.
How do I go about fixing this? I'm in need for my computer for my job. And my documents on there are precious but unbacked. Is it possible for me to retrieve them later?
Please help! It's urgent. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Urgent! Bootmgr is missing

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There are two incidences of this happening. Firstly there was a folder called "Old Stuff" that mysteriously disappeared. Now... this didn't bother me too much as this folder was backed up on my USB stick. How this disappeared? I do not know... Several malware were recently found on my laptop, all browser hijackers (Mysearchdial, Browsesmart, Imminent, and Delta), all have been deleted.
 
On my USB Stick, there was a backup of all my (needed) data (and a few previous backups) such as word docs, powerpoints, a few anti virus and things like that. I scanned this with MSE as my new(ish) laptop was going through a factory reset (hence the recent backup). On the USB stick it found two Trojans, both of which were Rotbrow.A (which I assume must have come from the laptop that was undergoing a reset). Obviously I deleted/removed these Trojans... Hence forth, an entire folder called "Downloads" (W7/8 users will know what I am talking about) has since disappeared... Gone completely. Are the Trojans responsible? Is there a "true" virus lurking somewhere deleting stuff? Did removing these Trojans mean sacrificing an entire folder that was possibly infected? And most of all... is there any way I can get this back? And if there is a true virus or if the Trojans were responsible, did they deleted "Old Stuff" too? I honestly don't know how "Old Stuff" vanished... But the Trojans were evidently on the laptop before spreading to the USB Stick.
 
The title of this is labelled urgent, th... Read more

A:Missing files. Urgent!

It is possible I forgot to backup "downloads" but I don't think I would be so careless...

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Can some one plz check if they have
C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-ntvdm-system32_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.16386_none_fbd6b71e75a2c6c8\_defualt.pif
or C:\windows\_defualt.pif.If you do and you have win rar can you plz copy the program and paste it to your desktop then put zip it with win rar and upload it onto a file hosting site like mediafire or plunder and copy and paste the link into a reply.and plz make sure its not a shortcut.
(The missing file i need is _defualt.pif)
 

A:_defualt.pif missing HELP PLEASE!!!! URGENT

Closing thread.

Please do not create duplicate threads.
Continue replies here:
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/734344-missing-computer-files-windows-keeps.html

Thank you.
 

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Okay so last week I had to type a few things and my Microsoft word isn't working so I used google docs. I had to type about 6 papers. I didn't save them (stupid I know) and instead I just downloaded them and printed them. Well now I need to open those files again but when I go to downloads only one of the files are there. Please help. I need to fix this tonight.

A:URGENT! Missing downloads

I would check at Google docs. They should be there.

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mates laptop on vista has urlmon.dll wininet.dll and .exe files missin how can i fix this with out a boot disk????
 

A:files missing urgent help!!

try running "sfc /scannow" from an elevated command prompt. ( Right click on command prompt and choose run as admin)
 

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Dual Boot W10 + W8.1 installs using 2 SSDs. Any thoughts on why there are less partitions on SSD install #2?

SSD 1 W10 (installed first) C Drive:

- Recovery
- System
- Reserved
- Primary

SSD 2 W8.1 (installed last)

- Reserved
- Primary

Am I right in saying that install/SSD 2 shared the (Recovery, System) UEFI boot partition and that this is not good if I remove SSD1?

How do you prevent this on SSD #2, by physically removing SSD #1 when installing OS #2?

Appreciate any help.

A:Windows 10 Dual Boot UEFI Missing or Shared Partitions on SSD2?

Yes, the only way to ensure that a clean install of Windows will not affect any other hard drives/SSDs with system partitions on them is to disconnect them when installing Windows to the drive you want it exclusively on. Unplugging either the data cable or the power cable is good enough.

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Okay, so this may not be the right place to ask, and if not, my apologies. Anyway, I was in Disk Management, and I accidentally selected my HDD as the 'Active' drive, but my OS is installed on my SSD, so I quickly right clicked on the SSD after and selected 'make Active' on that thinking that would counter that problem. Upon restarting my computer I get this pop up:

BOOTMGR is missing.

I unplug the HDD and try booting the computer again with just the SSD plugged in, but I get the same issue.

Is there any way to sort this out without having to reinstall Windows 7 yet again?

Thanks for any help!

A:BOOTMGR is missing (URGENT HELP NEEDED!)

Try Startup Repair , and if not worked, try Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times .

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My Lenovo 3000 Y_100 laptop is unable to boot.  BOOTMGR is missing.By mistake I made an Drive "ACTIVE" & upon restart "BOOTMGR is missing" error is giving.I tried to BOOT with windows DVD. It's not booting. I understand that my first booting option is HDD. Then I try to enter BIOS to change Booting sequence but unable to do that. After pressing F2 (To enter setup) it's doing nothing & simply giving same error message.  Pls. help me..













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A:BOOTMGR is missing..urgent help needed..

Hello mate, Have a look there : http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-vista-tips/bootmgr-is-missing/ And there to create a bootable usb stick : http://smallvoid.com/article/windows-usb-boot.html





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I have two partitions C and D

C has Windows XP
D has Windows 7

I didnt want to use XP, so i ran the setup from XP CD and formatted the partition!

Now on bootup NTLDR is missing . Press Ctrl+ blah blah

I need to replace the NTLDR with Bootsec or in simple words i need to boot up my Win7 ASAP. i have both installation discs..XP and Win7

Have tried system repair from Win7 DVD but no use. Looking forward to replies!

A:NTLDR Missing | Urgent help required

got it fixed by bootable usb man it cost me1 hour

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hi all
I just logged in to my laptop and found out that my all my 32 bit program files have gone missing. i did a full system scan but didn't find any viruses.

i still have the short cuts to the programs heck they even show up in the unstall program windows however i cant run them by double clicking the icons or from the start menu because the files are missing the program files [86] folder
any clues as to what is happened

system restore didn't help either

thanks in advance
 

A:program files missing [urgent]

ok what is happening, 3 more of my programs just went missing

some one please help
 

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I'm running windows xp and after I restart it gives me two warnings about two registry files it can't find. Both files have names that are just alot of boxes(the same kind that show up in notepad when there is an unreadable character I think). There have been no ill-effects to my system because of this as far as i can tell. Everything runs fine. Can anyone tell me what the problem is? Is it an urgent thing I need to fix?

CoolerMaster
 

A:Urgent? Missing Registry Files

Can you do a system restore to a point prior to their disappearance? do you have ad-aware and spybot? see the links below, run those.
 

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URGENT Need computer help werfault is completly corrupted?
My computer will start then ask to boot normally or safe mood it won't boot in normal mood it crashes to blue screen then restarts I've tried to go on safe mode with networking it crashes and restarts. I've tried system restore already none of them work and it said something like werfault.exe is corrupted or missing. It won't let me into safe mode either it crashes as well please help!! Need more details just ask me!

A:URGENT werfault corrupted/missing?!

Also I am running vista 7 on an dell inspiron

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